USM Online

Summer 2014 Online Program Scheduled Courses

ABU 190 Spreadsheet & Problem Solving
7-Week Online, 2 Sections (May 12-June 27) & 4-Week Online(June 30-July 25)
An examination of problem-solving techniques using modern computer applications software. Primary focus is on the use of electronic spreadsheets as a problem-solving tool, including proper spreadsheet model design and the use of appropriate graphical representation of model results. Other computer problem-solving software is examined. Interpretation and effective communication of results, both written and oral, are practiced. Prerequisite: MAT 101 or equivalent proficiency and computer literacy. Cr 3.

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ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision-Making
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course is designed to help students appreciate the role of accountants in providing information helpful to decisions of investors, creditors, government regulators, and others, and how that information can be used. Emphasis is on understanding the meaning and value of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. The role of the auditor, internal controls, and ethical issues are examined. The annual report is used to explore how corporations apply accounting principles in presentations to the public. Prerequisites: minimum of 12 earned credit hours and evidence of successfully meeting the University writing and mathematics proficiency requirements. Cr 3.

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ACC 211 Managerial Accounting Information for Decision-Making
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn basic concepts and accounting systems involved in the use of managerial accounting information in making planning and control decisions in organizations. Basic concepts include different types of costs (e.g., direct, indirect, fixed, variable, and relevant costs). Basic accounting systems include systems for cost allocation (e.g., job-order costing, activity based costing), planning (e.g., cost-volume-profit analysis, master budget), and control (e.g., flexible budgets, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, performance measurement). Prerequisites: ACC 110 (C- or higher) and sophomore standing. Cr 3.

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BUS 260 Marketing
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
This course is an introduction to the field of marketing. Topics include marketing strategy for products and services, market segmentation, targeting, and positioning, product issues, pricing, promotion, distribution, consumer behavior, marketing research and information systems, international marketing, and nonprofit marketing. Prerequisite: minimum of 24 earned credit hours. Cr 3.

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BUS 275 Applied Business Analysis
2 Sections, 7-Week Online  (May 12-June 27) & 4-Week Online (June 30-July 25)
This course provides students with an understanding of statistical concepts and tools that are critical in business decision making. The discussion and development of each topic are presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights and solutions to real world problems. The coursework requires extensive use of commercially available statistical software. Prerequisite: ABU 190 (C or higher grade, or test-out option ), MAT 108 (C- or higher grade), and MAT 210 (C- or higher grade) or other approved statistics course (see http://usm.maine.edu/sb/stats for approved courses). Cr 3.

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BUS 335 International Business
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
Introduction to the global economy and the political and cultural environments of international business. Topics include financial, marketing, and human resource issues in international business. Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 102, and junior standing. Spring only. Cr 3.

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BUS 340 Managing Organizational Behavior
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
A survey of the disciplines of management and organizational behavior, and of the practices managers employ in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. Topics include self-awareness, perception and decision making, individual differences and diversity, motivation, group dynamics, communication, stress, power and politics, organizational design, and change. The environmental context, workforce diversity, the global economy, and managerial ethics are core integrating themes. Prerequisite: junior standing. Cr 3.

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BUS 359 Customer Relationship Management
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a key strategic process for marketing.  This course will examine the importance of customer value and introduce traditional CRM and contemporary  social CRM approaches.  Students will develop skills to maximize profits and optimize the selection, acquisition, and retention of desired customers.  Prerequisites: BUS 260 (C- or higher), BUS 275 (C- or higher) and junior standing. Limited Offerings. Cr 3.

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BUS 365 Consumer Behavior
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course examines alternative explanations of consumer behavior. Emphasis is placed on cultural, sociological, and psychological influences on consumption. Other topics include consumer decision processes and the way managers use consumer characteristics to segment the market and develop marketing plans. Prerequisites: BUS 260 (C- or higher) and junior standing. Students with credit for BUS 165 may not enroll. Cr 3.

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BUS 377 Information Visualization
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
In this course, students will learn to create charts, maps, and other visualizations to tell stories and to create effective graphical displays of evidence. Students will learn to critically evaluate examples from print media and the internet after learning the foundations of information visualization. Prerequisites: successful completion of the University's Core requirement in quantitative reasoning. Spring only. Cr 3.

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BUS 450 Business Policy and Strategy
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
An in-depth examination of the strategic management process in large complex organizations. This course uses case study analysis, discussion and integrative capstone projects to provide students with opportunities to learn and to apply strategic management theories and concepts. These include competitive analysis, value-chain analysis, generic business strategies, corporate strategy, and global strategy. The course fulfills the capstone requirement of the USM Core. Prerequisites: BUS 260 (C- or higher), BUS 340 (C or higher), FIN 320 (C or higher), GPA 2.0 or higher, and senior standing. Students matriculating fall 2011 and later must fulfill the University Core Requirement of "Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility and Citizenship" prior to enrollment. Cr 3.

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CMS 102 Intro to Communication
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course provides students with an overview and brief history of the field of communication, introduces them to theory development and the research process, and illustrates how communication theories can be applied to everyday life. Students will explore communication in a variety of contexts, including intrapersonal, organizational, intercultural, and mass communication. This course satisfies the Socio-Cultural Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.  Cr. 3.

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CMS 103 Intro to Media Studies
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course examines the historical, philosophical, technological, economic, political, and social aspects of print (book, magazine, and newspapers) and electronic media (radio, television, film, sound recordings, and the Internet). In addition, the effects of mass media will be explored.  Cr. 3.

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CMS 150 The Writing Process
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course provides students with professional writing skills through practice in techniques and strategies used in a variety of media writing applications. This course provides students with professional writing skills through practice in techniques and strategies used in a variety of media writing applications. There is a strong emphasis on the utility of writing as a tool of communicating information, interpreting media content, and constructing meaning. Prerequisites: College Writing.  Cr. 3.

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CMS 200 Research Methods in Communications
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course introduces students to methods of inquiry found in the communication and media studies research literature. These methods include experimental design, survey research, textual analysis, and ethnography. The course examines the underlying philosophical assumptions associated with these methodologies as well as their unique strengths and limitations. Students' conceptual understanding of these methodologies and their ability to become critical consumers of research findings are the major objectives of the course.  CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 203 Introduction to Video Production
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course will examine the phases of video production associated with field and studio productions.  Course content will also explore media aesthetics.   Prerequisites: CMS 102 and CMS 103.  Cr 3.

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CMS 204 Introduction to Video Production Lab
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
Various production exercises and assignments to illustrate the principles and theories presented in CMS 203 Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CMS 203. Cr 1.

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CMS 205 Topics in Media Writing I: Writing the Personal Essay
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
A selection of courses varying in content from term to term. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Students should consult their media studies advisor for detailed descriptions. Prerequisites:  CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 272 Persuasion
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
A course designed to help students understand the basic principles of persuasion. The course deals with persuasion as a social phenomenon. The perspective from which the course is offered is the analysis of persuasion as a behavioral process. As such, the course will investigate the social science research that relates to persuasion. Students will examine the attempts made by others to persuade them, as well as the attempts they make to persuade others. Further, the course will deal with the issue of ethics in persuasion. Prerequisites: CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 274 Writing for the Media
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This writing-intensive course is designed to provide students with an overview of media writing. Students will be introduced to radio and television commercial writing, broadcast journalism, and fiction and non-fiction scriptwriting. Prerequisites: CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 298 Topics in Communication I: Communication and Social Media
4-Week Online (June 30-July 25)
A selection of courses varying in content from term to term. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Students should consult MaineStreet for a listing of current topics courses and the CMS homepage for detailed course descriptions.  CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 310 Topics in Media Criticism II: Cinema and Women
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
A selection of courses varying in content from term to term. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Students should consult their media studies advisor for detailed descriptions. Prerequisites: CMS 102 and CMS 103. Cr. 3.

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CMS 350 The Internet and Society
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
This course explores the worldwide network of computers linked to form a new medium of communication¿the Internet. Course content will include the computer as a tool of communication, and how the Internet influences communication in such ordinary areas of life as work, interpersonal relations, and education. Students must have access to the Internet to participate in this course. Prerequisites: CMS 102 and CMS 103 or instructor permission. Cr. 3.

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CMS 360 Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course is about understanding ethical and value choices we make as we communicate in the digital age. We will examine the underlying reasons given for choices we make. Your graded assignments focus upon writing papers and leading and participating in discussion. Cr 3.

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CMS 430 Communication Internship
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
An in-depth experience in specific areas of communication acquired in the field. Students will focus their efforts in an area related to their choice of communication expertise (i.e., organizational communication, mass communication, interpersonal communication). Prerequisites: communication or media studies major, CMS 102, CMS 103. and a precise definition of the project and director's consent. Pass/fail only. Restricted to communication majors, or permission of the instructor. Credit variable (1-15).

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CMS 495 Theories of Communication
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
This course is designed for upper class students majoring or minoring in communication studies. Based on a seminar format, students in this course will explore in depth several advanced theories of communication, mechanistic through interactive, with examples and application for each. Prerequisites: CMS 102, CMS 103, CMS 200, communication major with a minimum of 90 credit hours. Cr 3.

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CMS 498 Topics in Communication III: Gender Communication
4-Week Online (June 30-July 25)
A selection of courses varying in content from term to term. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Students should consult MaineStreet for a listing of current topics courses and the CMS homepage for detailed course descriptions. Prerequisites: CMS 102, CMS 103, CMS 200, and junior or senior standing. Cr. 3.

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CON 390 Evaluation & Assessment of the Older Adult
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course is designed for students who are interested in developing and refining skills in the evaluation and health assessment of older adults. The populations of the world and the United States are aging. The number of older adults in the United States will almost double by 2030. With the unprecedented increase in the number of older adults there is a growing need to understand their unique social and health care needs.  Students will gain insight into the evaluation and health assessment process needed to promote health and well-being in older adults.  Prerequisites:  College Writing and any SOC or PSY course.

This course is part of an undergraduate certificate program in Gerontology.  Students may complete the entire certificate or select individual courses.  For more information on the certificate, please call (207) 780-5900.

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ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
An analysis of the basic characteristics, institutions, and activities of modern market economies. Topics discussed include inflation, unemployment, government monetary and fiscal policy, full employment and economic growth. Prerequisite: none. Every semester. Cr 3.

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ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Introduction to the analysis of individual markets: the functioning of prices in a market economy, economic decision making by producers and consumers, and market structure. Topics discussed include consumer preferences and consumer behavior, production theory and production costs, the monopoly firm, and resource pricing. Additional topics are determined by individual instructors. Prerequisite: none. Every semester. Cr 3.

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FRE 293 French/Francophone Cinema
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course introduces students to movements and themes which have marked French/Francophone cinema and acquaints students with aspects of French/Francophone cultures through representative films from the French-speaking world. Prerequisites: ENG 100/104 or permission of instructor. Cr 3.

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HRD 310 Aging and Search for Meaning
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course explores psychosocial and spiritual aspects of successful human aging. Multidisciplinary perspectives on aging will be examined including historical, psychological, sociological, cultural and religious. Learners will discuss key issues related to aging and the search for meaning through the lens of various genres (e.g., research, theory, fiction) as well as their own personal experiences. Prerequisite: HRD 310 students will be expected to have taken one college-level writing course and one sociology or psychology course. Cr. 3.

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HTY 101 Western Civilization I
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
A basic survey and introduction to the heritage of Western society from ancient to early-modern times. Particular attention is given to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Medieval civilization is explored with a focus on the institutions it bequeathed to the modern world. The Renaissance and Reformation and the rise of the great nation-states are studied. Throughout the course important individuals are considered such as Alexander the Great, Caesar, Charlemagne, Michelangelo, and Elizabeth I. The course also introduces students to historical method. Every Fall & Spring semester. Cr 3.

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ITP 230 Project Management
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course will present a structured analysis of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and monitoring resources related to project management by completing a set of well-defined tasks. Within this course, significant effort will be devoted to understanding the international social, political, economic, environmental and cultural issues in context of the interrelationships, responsibilities, and demands of project management between technologies, resources, project scope, and budget that impact project success in a global, international environment. Case studies will be used throughout the course to broaden the perspective and understanding of the participant's knowledge and application of project management's best practices, and their ability to create and evaluate projects and project performance in an international, global economy. The introduction of computer-based tools in the management of projects will also be covered.  Fulfills the international requirement. Cr 3.

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LCC 370 Toward a Global Ethics
7-Week Online, 2 Sections (May 12-June 27) & (June 30-August 15)
This writing instruction course assists students in articulating and assessing their own values. It examines the range of ethical theories and positions and explores the influence of particular cultural ideologies on ethical beliefs. The course considers the ethical principles implied by democracy, sustainability, justice, and difference. It examines ethical issues and dilemmas faced by individuals, organizations, and nations while exploring personal and collective decision-making processes in a global context. Prerequisite: Core Area C. Cr 4.

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LIN 185 Language, Mind & Society
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course approaches language as a biological and psychological phenomenon central to an adequate understanding of human nature. It deals with linguistic questions concerning the grammars of natural languages and how these may vary across cultures and across time, but also with questions about how the human mind and brain both provide for and constrain linguistic ability. The course also addresses questions about how language develops in the child, how it deteriorates under the influence of disease and injury, how it evolved in the history of the species, and what functions it plays in human life. The course does not assume any background in linguistics or foreign languages. Cr 3.

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LOS 299 Writing in the Major
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This lab is designed to be taken in conjunction with LOS 300 and is required of all LOS majors. Cr 1.

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LOS 300 Organizational Theory
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This is a foundational course that provides a solid overview of organizational theories in leadership. Current organizational issues are analyzed using structural, human resource, cultural, and political frameworks and the case method. Issues examined include leadership, organizational design, planning, change, decision making, communication, and control. This is an excellent course for students interested in how organizations work. 
Students in the LOS major must complete this required course with a grade of a B- or better as a condition of their degree. This course includes writing instruction. Prerequisite: familiarity with the Blackboard online learning community. Completion of College Writing with a C or better is required for LOS majors and preferred for all other students. Cr 4.

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LOS 301 Group Dynamics
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This course gives students an understanding of how people behave in groups and the skills needed by group members to participate effectively in group activities. It provides a theoretical foundation for how groups function, with focus on group process and development; and it discusses how these theories can be applied to a wide range of group settings. This course uses experiential techniques to help students develop critical skills and understanding of group dynamics. Cr 3.

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LOS 317 New Media & Social Advertising
6-Week Online (May 12-June 16)
How are private and public identities established online? Are political and social movements built, organized, even undermined by social networking and online culture? Do online communities impact real world communication, language, and thought? Read critical theory on new media and explore technological and cultural associations with this nascent but pervasive phenomenon.

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LOS 330 Leadership in Different Cultures
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Students will explore leadership practices in multiple cultures and how our increasing interactions with these diverse leadership styles have changed our conception of leadership in the U.S. This course will help students determine the skills they will need to take on a leadership role in a global society. Cr 3.

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LOS 333 Portfolio Development
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This Portfolio Development course is offered to the adult learner who is preparing a competency based, experiential, academic portfolio, documenting their college-level knowledge, competencies, and abilities. This course supports students in improving the skills and knowledge needed to document and communicate their prior learning in the area of leadership and organizational studies. At the end of the course, students submit a completed academic portfolio for assessment to USM's Office of Prior Learning for possible additional credits.  Cr 3.  Prerequisites:  College writing or the equivalent, leadership LOS 350 either concurrently or completed, resume submission, and subsequent permission by instructor.

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LOS 336 Dealing with Difficult People and Behaviors
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
It has been stated that everyone is someone's difficult person. Almost daily, we come in contact with people we would characterize as difficult. They are the people we work with, sell to, depend on, and live with. There are intimidators, manipulators, analyzers, know-it-alls, overly friendly, accommodators, chronic complainers and whiners. Their actions consume time, energy and emotion at the expense of productivity and morale. This course provides fresh insights and immediately usable skills needed to quickly, confidently and assertively identify and deal with various types of people, difficult or not, in a variety of contexts while maintaining your own self confidence. Cr 3.

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LOS 337 Project Management
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This course provides a solid foundation in Project Management, covering up-to-date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can help you achieve organizational success.  Students will learn what a good project is and the various phases of managing a project -- from initiation and kick-off to implementation and oversight to proper closing and documentation of results.  They will develop an understanding of the project management process, the fluid nature of real-world projects, and how to adapt to changing conditions.  Furthermore, they will acquire the ability to efficiently manage a project of reasonable scope. Thus, the course will focus on the practical aspects of day-to-day project management and will include numerous real-world examples from corporate settings. Cr 3.

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LOS 350 Leadership
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This foundational course for students of leadership will provide learners with a review of major leadership concepts and theories designed to incorporate  research findings, practice, skill-building, and direct application to real world scenarios. Beyond leadership concepts and theories, the course will cover a variety of topics impacting today's leaders as a foundation for learning including power and ethics, leadership development, politics and influence, decision making, and creativity and innovation. An experiential design is used along with traditional online techniques to help students reflect on their personal leadership styles and examine their approaches to leading others in diverse organizational settings. Students in the LOS major must complete this required course with a grade of a B- or better as a condition of their degree. Completion of College Writing with a C or better is required for LOS majors and preferred for all other students. Cr 3.

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LOS 369 Exploring Careers, Choosing Life Roles
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
In this mid-level course in the career development series, students relate self-knowledge to career and life roles, with an emphasis on gaining and managing career information; learning various career and life decision-making strategies; and communicating formative academic, co-curricular, and professional experiences in such formats as accomplishment statements and informal interviews. Prerequisite: LCC 123 or LCC 345. Offered fall, spring, summer. Cr 1.5.

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LOS 373 Managing Non-Profits
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course will familiarize students with major concepts in the management of a nonprofit and will help them develop the skills to utilize this material in applied situations. Students will explore the mission of the nonprofit, marketing and funding, effective strategies for developing relationships and performance, and ways to enhance leadership skills. Cr 3.

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LOS 413 Job Search Skills for the 21st Century
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
In this final course in the career development series, students assume active agency in career planning through learning how to market themselves to prospective employers. They learn to create and use the tools needed for career placement, such as cover letters, resumes, and interviews. Prerequisite: HUM/LOS/SBS/SCI 369. Offered fall, spring, summer. Cr 1.5.

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LOS 447 Internship
15-Week Online (May 12-August 15)
This online course provides students the opportunity to work in their chosen field to evaluate their interest and acquire basic skills needed to market themselves effectively. Students participate in an online seminar in which they learn about and reflect on workplace issues. Students wishing to take more than 3 credit hours must have permission from their faculty advisors. Prerequisite: HUM/LOS/SBS/SCI 413. Offered fall, spring, summer. Cr 3-6.

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LSH 340 Topics in the Humanities: American Popular Culture
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
Consideration of selected problems, approaches, issues or themes in the humanities. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: LSH 240 or permission of the instructor Cr 3.

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MAT 108 College Algebra
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
A more in-depth study of the topics introduced in MAT 101. The emphasis will be on the study of functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential) and their graphs. Additional topics may include matrices, sequences, counting techniques, and probability. Through the activity-based lab component, applications and modeling will be stressed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the University's college readiness requirement in mathematics. Cr 4.

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MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
4 Sections total, 7-Week Online (May 12-June 27) & (June 30-July 25)
An introduction to probability and statistics through lecture and lab. Particular topics include random variables and their distributions, methods of descriptive statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. Prerequisite: successful completion of the University's college readiness requirement in mathematics. Cr 4.

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MAT 140 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
A brief review of elementary algebra followed by a study of the algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisites: successful completion of the University's college readiness requirement in mathematics and two years of high school algebra or MAT 108. Cr 3.

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MAT 210 Business Statistics
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course investigates graphical and numerical methods of descriptive statistics; basic probability; discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions (binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, uniform, exponential, and normal); sampling distributions; estimation; tests of hypotheses; and other selected topics. Applications will be chosen primarily from business. Prerequisite: MAT 108 (may be taken concurrently). Cr 4.

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PHI 107 Introduction to Philosophy: World Philosophy
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
This course presents the world views of philosophers from ancient to contemporary times. The thinkers will be chosen from a broad range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Emphasis will be placed on the wide diversity and historical background of philosophical positions.  This course satisfies the Cultural Interpretation requirement of the new Core Curriculum.  Prerequisite: A college writing course.  Cr 3.

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PHI 211 Media Ethics
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
In the information age, media play an increasingly large role in our lives. Our notion of living in a global society is largely shaped by media. What is responsible journalism? Does violent programming contribute to violence in America? What are professional ethics and how should they guide media practitioners? We will discuss these questions by examining key ethical values in media such as: privacy, confidentiality, truth telling, conflicts of interest, and social responsibility. We will also explore some fundamental issues in ethical theory such as: Why be ethical? What is ethics? How do ethical theories differ? What are the best ways to evaluate and apply ethical theories to media controversies today? The course is designed for majors in philosophy, media studies, and communication as well as other interested students. Prerequisite:  PHI 100-level or EYE course.  Cr 3.

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PHI 212 Environmental Ethics
4-Week Online (May 12-June 6)
This course analyzes the relations between human beings and the environment in terms of the concepts of justice, the good, and human responsibilities. It attempts to provide a new cosmological model for adjudicating between conflicting rights and duties. Issues to be discussed include animal rights, environmental protection, and ecological harmony. Prerequisite: any PHI 100-level course.

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PHI 312 Gender in African Literature and Film
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Intellectual, cinematic and literary movements will be examined through generations of thinkers in African national, cultural and geographical settings. The course will look at texts from West, East, and Southern Africa dealing with theory, fiction, and visual culture. Important recent controversies in gender and postcolonial philosophy are explored.  Prerequisites: Any 100-level course. Cr. 3.

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PHI 315 Eastern Philosophy
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
This course examines the major texts of the great Asiatic religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Zen. Special emphasis is placed on the ethical and metaphysical dimensions of these traditions as well as their significance for contemporary theories of the person, social justice, and human fulfillment. Prerequisite: PHI 100-level or EYE course. Cr 3.

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RMI 320 Risk Management and Insurance
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
This course introduces students to the nature of risk, risk identification, general risk management techniques, and the management of risk through insurance. It covers why the individual or corporation purchases insurance, what constitutes an intelligent insurance plan, and what products are available in the insurance marketplace. This course is designed for non-majors and is a prerequisite for more advanced risk management and insurance courses. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and successful completion of the University's Core requirement in quantitative reasoning. Cr 3.

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SWO 375 Gender and Aging
7-Week Online (June 30-August 15)
A theoretical and practical course that informs students about aging issues affecting women and men differentially. Students will analyze the manifestations of aging and apply concepts drawn from the behavioral and social sciences. Service learning experience may be available. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

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THE 170 Public Speaking
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
An introductory course in the art of public discourse. Primarily a lecture-performance course, students will learn the basics of informative, persuasive, and argumentative speaking, as well as the processes of problem-solving and informative discussion.

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WGS 245 Topics in Culture & the Arts I: Gender in African Lit & Film
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Courses in this category will examine vehicles of culture from the perspectives of gender including feminine, masculine, and trans. These perspectives will be used to interpret the plastic, literary, and performing arts. Course readings may focus on gender and the production of culture; on how gender has been represented in written, visual, or oral texts; or on gender and aesthetic theory. Possible subjects may include feminist philosophy, feminism and film theory, gender and the history of music, and gender in popular culture.  Cr 3.

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WGS 345 Topics in Culture & the Arts II: Cinema & Women
7-Week Online (May 12-June 27)
Courses in this category will examine vehicles of culture from the perspectives of gender including feminine, masculine, and trans. These perspectives will be used to interpret the plastic, literary, and performing arts. Course readings may focus on gender and the production of culture; on how gender has been represented in written, visual, or oral texts; or on gender and aesthetic theory. Possible subjects may include feminist philosophy, feminism and film theory, gender and the history of music, and gender in popular culture.  Cr 3.

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