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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 presents a survey of art history in western civilizations and other global civilizations, from the Proto-Renaissance through the Rococo and the 19th century. 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
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.
This course provides an introduction to the ecology and biodiversity of the Neotropics. Following introductory lectures on campus, the entire course is conducted in the field in Central or South America. Depending on the site, a range of habitats will be visited and thus a range of ecologies of the flora and fauna. Habitats will include all or some of the following: lowland wet and moist forests, lower montane forest (cloud forest), rivers and wetlands, mangrove swamps, and coral reefs. At several sites the habitat is explored at night, which may include travel by canoe and overnight stays in the forest. Remote communities are also visited. See the specific itinerary for further details. Field trip expense.
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 Microsoft OfficeÂ® 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 Microsoft OfficeÂ®. 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.
Business organizations are unique and powerful social entities whose conduct has enormous influence on the direction and results of our society. Therefore the values and particularly the ethical foundations of the business world hold utmost importance on our society's function. This course will explore the importance of business ethics and its relevance to the current corporate environment. Topics will include social responsibility, ethical decision-making, moral philosophies, ethical culture, and developing and implementing effective ethics programs. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and LIB 111.
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.
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.
Students gain practical experience in speaking situations, group discussion, and informative and persuasive presentations. Emphasis is on confidence-building through extemporaneous delivery and through audiovisual resources. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.