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Students are introduced to basic concepts of financial accounting and reporting in this course. Students study the environment of accounting, the accounting model and the use of financial statements for business decision making. Key topics include accruals and deferrals, current assets, long-term assets and debt, and corporate equity. Prerequisites: MAT 115 or higher.
Students will study fundamental accounting concepts that are useful to management in planning and controlling its operation. Topics include the measurement of cost, costing systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost allocation, budgeting, capital investing, and performance evaluation. Prerequisites: ACC 102 or ACC 200 with a grade of C or better, MAT 100 or higher.
Students are introduced to computerized accounting systems for service and merchandising businesses. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices, students utilize commercial accounting software to prepare and maintain comprehensive accounting information. Prerequisite: ACC 100, 101 or ACC 200 with a grade of C or better.
A basic introduction to concepts and philosophical theories underlying the organization of art forms is provided in this course. Through the study of line, form, space, value, color, and texture, as interpreted in both historical and contemporary contexts, the course stresses an understanding of the elements and principles of design in the visual arts. Pre or Corequisite: ENG 101
This course presents a beginning survey of art history in western civilizations and other global civilizations, from antiquity through the Middle Ages. Students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate various art forms as influenced by traditional, cultural, social and religious conditions, technological progress, and industrial civilization. Pre or Corequisite: ENG 101
This course is an introduction to traditional and digital photographic techniques, basic computer-based image processing and inkjet printing. A strong emphasis will be placed on developing aesthetic judgment through a series of assignments and critiques. Students will need a digital camera of reasonable quality (no camera phones). The department will provide all other required supplies and equipment
Students will be engaged in practical work experience within the areas of Visual Arts or Graphic Design. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization under the department's supervision. A contract specifying hours and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties with sufficient hours for the credits earned. This opportunity will be open to second-year students with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson. Phone 687-5192 for further information.
Designed for the non-science major, this nonlaboratory course covers basic concepts such as the cell, principles of inheritance, and the species. Students study cell structure and function, DNA, cell division, and the kingdoms.
This is a non-laboratory biology course designed for the non-science major who has an interest in learning about the human body. Students will study the basic anatomy and physiology of major body systems and some common diseases associated with those systems. Special emphasis will be placed on topics of modern concern such as new diseases and new techniques for treating the human body. Students will be encouraged to learn to use information in this class for making informed personal and societal decisions.
The study of microorganisms both beneficial and harmful to humans is covered in this course. Students learn taxonomy, structure, physiology, reproduction, ecology, and control of microbes. 3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: One year of laboratory biology courses.
Using the <p>Microsoft Office<sup>®</sup></p> suite of business applications for the PC, students learn how computers can aid the business decision-making process. The course introduces appropriate terminology and concepts using hands-on training. Applications include word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software. The course only supports the use of Windows based <p>Microsoft Office<sup>®</sup></p>. Lab fee.
This course provides an analysis of business transactions in the legal environment. Topics include an introduction to the history of modern commercial law, the courts, and the legal processes; detailed examination of the principles of the laws of contracts, including contracts for the international sale of goods (CISG); and consideration of related topics including product liability and business torts. Pre-requisite: ENG 101.
This is a comprehensive analysis of the principles of the laws of commercial paper, agency, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and other forms of business ownership. Prerequisite: ENG 101.
A study of the marketing field emphasizing the integrated managerial approach to marketing management is provided. The course features the marketing mix, channel management, consumer/industrial buying behavior, and marketing information systems. The case-study method and problem-solving exercises feature marketing costs, segmentation, decisions, and management methodology. Prerequisite: BUS 161.
Students will explore special topics in the field of entrepreneurship, and a more concentrated study within the discipline. Each course will emphasize a basic understanding of content, concurrent with the development of critical thinking skills in the analysis of relevant issues. This course may be taken twice for credit, provided the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENG 101
Students gain practical experience in the field of business through this internship. It is intended to complement and enhance traditional learning concepts used in classroom instruction. Internship assignments will be under the guidance of the Office of Fieldwork and Internships, 687-5192. Enrollment in this course is by student request and by advisement of the Business Department chairperson. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.00.
Properties and structures of elements, compounds, and mixtures; the changes which these substances can undergo; the mole concept and basic stoichiometry; the simple gas laws; and the related mathematics, metric measuring system, and nomenclature required for the examination of these topics are covered in this nonlaboratory course. 3 hrs. lect. Students may not use this course to satisfy a science requirement or elective. Students who want to go on to the traditional General Chemistry sequence (CHE 103 and CHE 104) should take CHE 101 instead of this course. Prerequisite: MAT 098 or by advisement
In the laboratory, students learn the synthesis of organic compounds using synthetic strategies that integrate instrumental techniques such as GC, NMR, and IR for verification of synthesis products. 4 hrs. lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite/corequisite: CHE 202. Spring
Students practice critical listening, a variety of public speaking situations, language usage, and interpersonal skills. Emphasis is placed on confidence building through research, extemporaneous delivery, and audiovisual reinforcement. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.