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Introduction to Business   (BUS-101)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
This course outlines a concise overview of the world of business. Emphasis is placed on the following topics; economics and economic systems, ownership, risk, production, finance and the financial system, marketing, human resources, how to form a union and the effect of government in business. The primary objective is to introduce students to the world of business and formulate an opportunity to define and apply the language of business to various endeavors in which businesses operate.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explore how to cultivate a business in diverse, global environments.
  • Assess ethical behavior and social responsibility in business endeavors.
  • Explain the various types of business ownership.
  • Identify the pros and cons of owning a small business.
  • Interpret the levels of management
  • Evaluate the importance of empowering employees to satisfy customers.
  • Distinguish the functions of human resource management.
  • Justify the importance of motivating employees and building self-managed teams.
  • Diagnose employee management issues and relationships.
  • Determine the four essential elements of marketing.
  • Develop customer oriented marketing plans.
  • Outline how to manage financial resources
  • Evaluating securities markets.
  • Interpret money, financial institutions and the Federal Reserve System.

Available by DSST exam. 
Advanced UNIX   (COS-284)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The course will provide students with the skill to use advance UNIX utilities to organize and update files, access information in these files and analyze the data. The awk programming language will be introduced and students will learn to code programs. Advanced UNIX operating system topics relating to the internal operations of the system will enable students to identify and make use of the system's many resources. Commands that increase human efficiency in the management of the UNIX system files and processes will be introduced and demonstrated during lab sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the utilities and commands that are used to organize and update files and analyze the data on a Unix system.
  • Describe the steps for writing programs using awk programming language on a Unix system.
  • Explain the syntax for variables, arrays, control flow, looping and special characters in awk programming language.
  • Discuss the advanced commands to manage the file system on a Unix environment.
  • Explain the syntax of Unix commands that require root or superuser permission.
  • Explain the commands used for writing multiprocess applications using system calls and library routines.
  • Write advanced scripts to automate the critical tasks for managing the files and processes on a Unix system.

 
Global Environmental Change I   (ENS-311)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Global Environmental Change I will enable you to articulate a clear understanding of the fundamentals of global environmental science, and the factors required to maintain ecological stability and preserve worldwide resources from a global perspective. This is the first of a two-course sequence.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the biosphere and how it works and identify causes of environmental problems.
  • Explain ecosystem equilibrium and how it can be disrupted by human activities.
  • Describe the effects of population growth on the ecosystem.
  • Explain the need to balance the human population, food, and energy resources.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining biological diversity.

 
In House Management of Hazardous Materials   (ENT-365)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Involves facility management requirements for hazardous materials for safe operations and compliance with government regulations. Included are methods for gathering and furnishing chemical information, approved handling and storage practices, site inspection and control, risk assessment and emergency planning, permits and documentation, and personnel training, protection and reporting.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe and discuss the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Discuss the relationship between PPE and different types of hazardous waste and exposure routes.
  • Relate the field of safety specialist to the profession of the CEO of a company and human resources.
  • Describe permit requirements and record keeping regulations.
  • List an example of a safe handling and storage procedure.
  • Summarize three parts of a MSDS.

 
Principles and Programs for Fitness and Wellness Services   (FIT-250)   3.00 s.h.  
Provides an introduction to theories of physical fitness, the effects of exercise on humans, concepts of wellness, specific methods to improve physical fitness, research bases of the applications of techniques, and a review of the variety of equipment and resources that these programs utilize. Reviews services available for achieving and maintaining physical fitness and wellness. Explores multicultural approaches to concepts of physical fitness and wellness.

Advisory: This course requires access to an exercise facility. 


Physical Geology   (GEO-151)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Physical Geology acquaints you with how earthquakes, active volcanoes, and other geologic formations and processes relate to the theory of plate tectonics. The history of the theory of plate tectonics also illustrates how the scientific process works and how scientists propose hypotheses, gather evidence, discard ideas, and modify them to support existing knowledge. The course stresses that Earth continues to evolve and that its future depends on our actions of today.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why the resources of Earth are essential for life.
  • State various theories for the origin of the solar system.
  • Explain what geophysicists have learned about the inside of Earth using indirect tools of study.
  • Describe major sea-floor features such as the mid-oceanic ridge, oceanic trenches, and fracture zones.
  • Relate the origins of the ideas of continental drift as well as the underlying theory and concepts in the movements of Earth's plates.
  • Indicate how major mountain belts and continents have evolved.
  • Discuss tectonic forces and the nature and consequences of earthquakes.
  • Discuss evidence that is used to identify the age of Earth and Earth materials, including the fossil record.
  • Explain the origin and composition of common Earth materials.
  • Explain how volcanoes are formed and the importance of igneous activity.
  • Discuss key processes that shape the surface of Earth.
  • Recognize the critical role of running water, how ground water is distributed, and its importance to life.
  • Discuss the motivations of geologists and their methods, both old and new, and how scientists think and work.
  • Describe the relationship and interaction of humans with the changing physical environment.

 
Hotel/Restaurant Operations I   (HMM-141)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
This course introduces the principles and techniques of waiting tables and doing table set-ups, and the course includes an analysis of the service management responsibilities associated with the operation of restaurants.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the elements of American, French, Russian and buffet service.
  • Describe the process of serving dining room guests from arrival at the table to departing the table.
  • Describe intradepartmental and interdepartmental communications activities for effective guest satisfaction, including dining room and kitchen, front desk, human resources and accounting.
  • Analyze and compare the roles, responsibilities and career opportunities of operational department managers.

 
Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry   (HMM-343)   3.00 s.h.  
Human resources management including the selection, placement, training , and performance appraisals of personnel, labor relations, and government regulations as they affect the hospitality industry. 
Human Resources Development   (HRM-362)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Consideration of current theories and research concerning the development of individual managers and business organizations. Will include readings from original sources and discussion of cases illustrating developmental methods. (HRM-362) 3.00 s.h.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze how an organization's external environments (economic, political, socio-cultural, technology, laws and regulations) can influence its managers' approach to developing human resources.
  • Conduct research and identify important aspects of how firms today are developing their managers.
  • Describe what occurs in a mentor-based management development program. Outline the benefits to both employees and the organization.
  • Discuss how job enrichment can aid in developing potential managers. Locate two organizations that have successfully utilized job enrichment in human resources development and briefly outline their process.
  • Describe key steps needed in building a learning organization. Provide real examples of business firms who have adopted this approach.
  • One innovative way to develop a business organization is through "Open-Book Management." Identify a case of a firm that has developed this approach to running a company. Outline how Open-Book Management energized that firm to make the best use of its human resources.
  • Research Robert Greenleaf's idea of Servant Leadership. Analyze in detail how this approach redefines leadership development.

 
Training Administration   (HRM-366)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The student will demonstrate how managers and Human Resources professionals use training and development to help achieve organizational outcomes. The student will also be able to demonstrate key practical applications of training administration such as needs analysis, human resources planning, training design and implementation, and evaluation of success as well as the application of adult learning theory.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Evaluate key ways in which training contributes to an organization's strategic planning process.
  • Identify and evaluate the components in a comprehensive needs assessment (who needs training and why).
  • Discuss the step-by-step process of developing a training program.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used training formats from an adult learning perspective.
  • Identify four levels of training evaluation and assess the strengths and weaknesses of each level of training evaluation.
  • Develop learning outcomes for a particular training program.
  • Design an instructional module for a training program with directions on how the quality of the instruction will be evaluated.

 
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