Course Descriptions

Number of credit hours (Cr.) for each course is designated with a number following Cr. Then two numbers inside the parenthesis follow the credit hours. The first digit in the parenthesis represents the lecture hours per week and the second one shows the lab hours.

Example: C. 4. (3-2) means that this course has 4 credits; 3 lecdesture and 2 lab hours per week, i.e., it has a total of 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours for the whole 15-week semester.

Business Administration Courses

ACCT 2311 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces students to the theory of accounting and financial reporting, and generally accepted accounting practices. The  primary emphasis is on financial statements and accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Prerequisite: None

ACCT 2312 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the development, interpretation and use of relevant cost behavior, control, and traceability concepts for management planning, controlling and decision making. Topics include product and direct costing, performance standards and variance analysis, accounting, profitability, and capital budgeting.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2311

ACCT 3314 Cost Accounting
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the fundamentals of cost accounting within an organization. Topics covered in the course include standard costing, variance analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgeting.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2312

ACCT 3315 Intermediate Accounting I
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on accounting organizations, the conceptual framework of accounting, the accounting process, basic financial stateedments, and the time value of money. Issues discussed include the development of accounting standards, financial theory and practice in accounting for assets.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2311

ACCT 3316 Intermediate Accounting II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on financial accounting issues including such essential topics as theory and practice in accounting for liabilities, shareholders’ equity, earnings per share, and special disclosure topics, financial reporting.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3315

ACCT 4317 Governmental Accounting
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides a framework for understanding the special accounting and reporting requirements of government and nonprofit organizations. Topics include reporting concepts and budgeting principles for governmental and nonprofit economic entities.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2312

ACCT 4318 Auditing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course covers the concepts, principles, and practical applications of auditing in business. It also stresses the concepts and practical applications that serve as a foundation for auditing skills.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3316

ACCT 4319 Taxation
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides a framework for understanding the special accounting and reporting requirements for federal income taxation. Topics include reporting concepts and budgeting principles for taxation of economic entities.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2312

BUSI 1311 Business Statistics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on statistical methods, their applications in business contexts and how to interpret analyses performed by others. Topics include data collection, frequency distributions, probability and probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis.  Prerequisite: MATH 1311

BUSI 2312 Mathematical Applications in Business
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course overviews mathematical operations related to a variety of business disciplines. Students learn and apply the following skills: computation, fractions, decimals, percentages, bank transactions, trade/cash discounts, business statistics, payroll calculations, interest, notes and present value calculations.  Prerequisite: MATH 1311

BUSI 3313 Business Information Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This interdisciplinary course focuses on computer-based information systems and explores the basic technical, behavioral, economic, and organizational concepts relevant to information, decision making, and systems in a business context.  Prerequisite: TEAP 1311 or TEAP 1313

BUSI 3314 Business Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the role and importance of ethics in a complex business environment, as well as the relationships and social responsibilities of individuals, organizations and communities. Students will also discuss ethical philosophy and apply an ethical decision making process to practical ethical dilemmas confronting leaders and managers in the workplace.  Prerequisite: None

BUSI 3315 Business Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides an overview of the business law and legal environment. Topics for this course include the legal principles of business; dispute resolution and procedures; contract law; bankruptcy law; property law; internet law and e-commerce; security interests, negotiable instruments and sales.  Prerequisite: None

BUSI 4316 International Business
Cr. 3 (3-0). This course overviews financial, managerial, and marketing problems confronted by multinational firms. Worldwide patterns of trade and investments are also discussed.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311, MRKT 2311.  Co-requisite: FINA 3312

BUSI 4317 Business Policy and Strategy
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on application of acquired knowledge and skills to real world business problems. Students utilize problem solving principles and techniques to evaluate case studies in a variety of business disciplines.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311, MRKT 2311, ACCT 2312, FINA 3312, ECON 2311, BUSI 3314

BUSI 4318 Special Topics in International Business
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on current topics of concern in international business. Selected issues in the contemporary international business theory and practice are discussed and analyzed.  Prerequisite: BUSI 4316

ECON 2311 Principles of Macroeconomics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides an introduction to decision-making in the public sector; competing economic theories; economic analysis of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; national income measurements; and international economics.  Prerequisite: None

ECON 2312 Principles of Microeconomics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides an introduction to how markets function in the allocation scarce resources. Common analytical tools are used to examine the behavior of individual consumers and firms, and a framework to determine the efficiency of various market outcomes is developed. Topics include consumer theory, the behavior of firms, competition, monopoly, market equilibrium, and the role of government in the economy.  Prerequisite: None

FINA 1311 Personal Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides students with skills to solve real world problems. It focuses on problems and applications related to personal finance, including financial planning, personal investing, budgeting, tax planning, real estate financing, credit management, insurance protection, and retirement and estate planning.  Prerequisite: None

FINA 3312 Business Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines financial principles applicable to the business organization. Topics include risk return trade off, the time value of money, fundamentals of stocks and bonds and their valuation, capital budgeting, dividend and debt policy. Prerequisite: ACCT 2311, ECON 2311, BUSI 1311

FINA 3313 Financial Markets and Institutions
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course analyzes asset and liability management for financial institutions. Topics include financial markets such as stocks, bonds, mortgages, derivatives and foreign exchange.  Prerequisite: FINA 3312

FINA 4314 Investments
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on investment theories and their application in terms of selecting assets and securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  Modern portfolio theory, leverage, and portfolio diversification is also discussed. Prerequisite: FINA 3312

FINA 4315 Financial Analysis and Valuation
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course analyzes the financial statements of corporations, using analytical tools and methods ranging from ratio computation and cash flow measures to equity valuation. Topics include cash flow analysis, profitability analysis, credit analysis, short-term and long-term forecasting, and equity analysis and valuation.  Prerequisite: FINA 3312

FINA 4316 International Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the financial operations of corporations in international financial markets. Topics include forecasting exchange rates in foreign exchange markets, the components of international monetary systems, currency risk management techniques, and global financial decisions.  Prerequisite: FINA 3312

FINA 4317 Risk Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on ways to measure and properly price risk.  It introduces basic concepts in insurance and the derivatives necessary for risk management and control.  It also discusses contemporary risk measurement techniques and methods such as VaR in assessing credit and market risk that financial institutions are exposed to.  Prerequisite: FINA 3312

FINA 4318 Financial Management
Cr. 3. (3-0).  This course provides an in-depth study of capital budgeting, financing, dividends, and related issues in the context of risk, return, and creation of value in a corporation and other business organizations.  Prerequisite: FINA 3312

MNGT 2311 Management & Organizational Behavior
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines tools for understanding the management process, organizational structure and corporate culture. It also relates theory and research to organizational problems by reviewing concepts in individual behavior, motivation and performance, communication, conflict and negotiation, teamwork dynamics and decision-making.  Prerequisite: None

MNGT 3312 Operations Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on principles and applications of process and resource management in manufacturing and service operations. Topics include forecasting, capacity planning, process selection, facility layout, quality control and management, scheduling, inventory control, MRP and ERP, and supply chain management.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MNGT 4313 Management Science
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces quantitative and analytical methods for modeling to solve business problems. Tools such as linear programming, integer programming, network flow models and decision analysis are examined.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311, MATH 1311

MNGT 4314 Small Business Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the economic and social environment in which small businesses function, and the critical role of entrepreneurship in fostering business growth and development. Topics include facts about going into business, conducting a feasibility study, financing a business, essential management skills, marketing strategies and legal issues.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MNGT 4315 Leadership
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides students with in-depth knowledge on the various leadership theories and insight into effective leadership practices. Topics include management versus leadership, traits and characteristics of leaders, leadership attitudes and styles, situational leadership theories, power and influence, and motivation and coaching skills for leaders.  Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MNGT 4316 Human Resource Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on theories, principles, and practices of human resources management in organizations. Topics include human resource management functions such as recruitment, selection, training, performance management, benefits and compensation. Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MNGT 4317 International Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines different aspects of international management and organization of multinational corporations. Topics include organizational problems in international operations, cross-cultural negotiations and decision making, formulating and implementing strategy for international and global operations, and international personnel management. Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MNGT 4318 Project Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces the basic concepts of project management and tools and techniques to effectively manage projects. Topics include project selection, project planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control and project termination. Tools such as work breakdown structures, network diagrams, project crashing will also be covered. Prerequisite: MNGT 2311

MRKT 2311 Principles of Marketing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces marketing concepts and their application in the marketing of products, services, ideas, and organizations. Topics include consumer behavior; market segmentation and target market selection, and management of marketing mix variables such as product, price, placement, and promotion.  Prerequisite: None

MRKT 4312 International Marketing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces characteristics of global marketing and the strategic marketing decisions for effective competition in the global environment. Topics include planning and organizing for international marketing operations, distinctive characteristics, environmental influences, and emerging trends in overseas markets.  Prerequisite: MRKT 2311

 

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Education Courses

ENGL R300 Basic Writing
Cr. 0. (3-0).This course will help students to develop and improve the writing skills needed for successful completion of university-level work. This course focuses on academic writing. It provides strategies for improving content, organization, voice, reading to write, and editing in analytical essays and reports. Prerequisite: None

ENGL R301: Development of Reading Skills
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course offers intensive instruction in fundamental reading skills. This course focuses on improving reading and comprehension skills by developing university-level vocabulary and active reading strategies such as previewing, organizing information, analyzing structure, and identifying main ideas and supporting details. Prerequisite: None

ENGL 1311 Composition and Rhetoric I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). This course is designed to help students practice the fundamentals of the writing process in personal and expository writing. Emphasis is on developing essays, writing for a particular audience, evaluating, analyzing, revising and editing texts. Prerequisite: None

ENGL 1312 Composition and Rhetoric II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course offers continued development of writing skills and development of academic writing, with emphasis on literary analysis, expository and persuasive essays, study of research methods and materials, and preparation of research papers. Prerequisite: ENGL 1311

ENGL 2313 Introduction to Writing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course offers continued development of writing skills and development of academic writing, with emphasis on technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, basic procedures for research writing, creative and critical essay writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 2314 Introduction to Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). This course introduces poetry writing with emphasis on its forms and distinctive characteristics. The course will include poets from several different historical periods in which English verse has been composed, and poets from the diverse national/ethnic groups who have written in English. Students will be introduced to analyzing and writing about literature, focusing on the genres of fiction, non-fiction and drama. Students will learn techniques for reading analytically and critically and for writing critical/research papers on fiction, non-fiction and drama. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 2315 Survey of British Literature I
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the study of the literature of the Ancient, the Middle Ages and the longer English Renaissance, including the 17th century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 2316 Survey of American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the study of the American literature from 1820 to 1865, including the birth of Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the slave narrative, and the abolitionist and woman’s suffrage movement; from 1865 to 1914: an investigation of the ways in which mainstream and marginalized writers responded to post-Civil-War changes and conditions, including the literary movements of realism, naturalism, regionalism, and “local color.” This course also introduces the American literature of the modern period (1914-1945): poetry and prose that range from the experimentalism of elitist art to immigrant stories to hardboiled detective fiction, as well as the developments in North American literature from the nineteen-fifties to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 3317 Survey of British Literature II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the study of the literature of the longer eighteenth century and nineteen century, from the Restoration to the French Revolution as well as the reign of Queen Victoria. This course also covers the period of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 2319 Survey of World Literature
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on a cross-cultural survey of 20th century literature from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. It includes the  reading and discussion of major modern novelists who have influenced the form and content of other writers. Analysis of the writing and sociological, political, and historical contexts of the authors. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 3320 Issues in Composition Secondary Classroom
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). This course introduces students to the theoretical basis for and practical applications of cutting-edge instructional methods in Secondary School English Language Arts. The course focuses on how to plan curriculum units that integrate skills instruction in the areas of reading (both literature and non-fiction texts), writing (both expository and creative), speaking/listening, critical thinking, creative performance and media communications. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 3321 Professional Report Writing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches advanced skills for short to mid-length informational and analytical reports common to the school place. Students learn to research, interpret, organize, and critically evaluate information. There is an emphasis on solving problems, using evidence, making carefully informed decisions and realistic recommendations as well as adapting the message to the audience. The importance of document design, accurate documentation of sources, responsible use of rhetoric, and clear and purposeful writing are strongly promoted. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 3322 Studies in Linguistics and History of the English Language
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the Linguistics and history of English from the prehistoric roots that bind it to other languages of Europe and Asia, through the period of its earliest attestation, and into the modern era. The course approaches the subject from the perspective of modern linguistics and also develops familiarity with the theory and analytical methods of this field. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 3323 Teaching Grammar, Composition, Spelling, and Listening
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the preparation for teaching grammar, usage, punctuation, composition, spelling, critical thinking, and listening in secondary schools. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

ENGL 4324 Reading and Writing in the Secondary Classroom
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is designed to instruct students in the teaching of reading and writing in the secondary classroom, with an emphasis on principles, trends, methods, materials, approaches and strategies. Based on theories of interactive language and writing development, the course presents methodology designed to help teachers develop literacy and comprehension abilities in the English Language Arts. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312

MATH R300 Fundamentals of Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course reviews basic arithmetic skills and pre-algebra, and elementary algebra topics that are required for the College Algebra course. Prerequisite: None

MATH 1311 College Algebra
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course involves the study of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and inverse functions; the theory and system of equations; complex numbers. Prerequisite: A score of 63 in Mathematics AccuPlacer Test.

MATH 1313 Pre-Calculus
Cr. 3. (3-0). With this course students will be prepared for Calculus I. Topics included are functions and models including powers, exponentials, logarithms, rational functions, analytical geometry, and a detailed study on trigonometric functions, an introduction to matrix operations, determinants, two dimensional vector analysis, and an introduction to series and limits that are necessary. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

MATH 2314 Calculus I
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches Calculus of rational functions: limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, mean value theorem, fundamental theorem of calculus, applications, and problem solving. Prerequisite: MATH 1314

MATH 2315 Calculus II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches Calculus of transcendental functions: methods of integration and applications of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MATH 2314

MATH 2316 Linear Algebra
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, and determinants. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

MATH 2317 Discrete Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces basic concepts of mathematics and mathematical reasoning and provides an introduction to discrete concepts such as finite sets and structures, and their properties and applications. Topics include, but are not restricted to principals of counting, combinatorics, logic, sets, relations, functions, induction and other methods of proof, recursion, and graph theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

MATH 3318 Geometry and Trigonometry in Math Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course delves into Euclidean geometry-axioms and proofs, lines and triangles; trigonometric functions and the study of transformations-translations, rotations, reflections, dilations and symmetry. The curriculum also covers coordinate geometry, vectors and matrices, non-Euclidean geometry and problem solving. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

MATH 3319 Statistics and Probability
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is an overview of probability and statistics. Topics included are probability theory, random variables, discrete and continuous random variables, the central limit theorem, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 2315

MATH 3320 Differential Equation
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations of first order, higher order linear equations, Laplace transform methods. There are three main aspects we will be concerned with: 1) how to solve them, 2) how to interpret the solutions, and 3) how to apply them to solve real world problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2315

MATH 3322 Teaching Problem Solving in Math
Cr. 3. (3-0) This course introduces techniques of teaching mathematics to produce deeper levels of conceptual and procedural understanding.  Topics include the methodology of absorbing new ideas, efficient and accurate calculation, the formulation of alternate solutions; and addressing the five critical mathematical processes, which include communication and problem solving. Prerequisite: MATH 2315

MATH 4324 Teaching Secondary School Math
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on methods, techniques and evaluative instruments applicable to the teaching of secondary school mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 2315

MATH 2325 History of Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides a college-level experience in mathematics and its history. Students will discover the development of important mathematical topics such as algebra, calculus and probability; be familiar with the contribution of famous mathematicians to mathematics and recognize the impact of their discoveries on history; understand the mathematical influences on the sciences; apply ancient techniques of problem solving to gain an appreciation for the current state of mathematics and to discover how different cultures have affected the development of mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

MATH 3326 Number Theory
Cr. 3. (3-0).  This course introduces prime numbers and the fundamental theorem of arithmetic. Topics include, but are not limited to induction, well-ordering, division algorithm, Euclidean algorithm, number theoretic functions and congruences. Prerequisite: None

MATH 3327 Integrating Technology in Math Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). An introduction to technology appropriate for the mathematics classroom, including calculators, CAS systems, handhelds, computer software and multimedia. This course is intended for pre-service mathematics teachers at the middle/high school level. Prerequisite: None

CHEM 2411 Principles of Chemistry
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course introduces students to scientific method, measurements, the structure and properties of atoms and molecules and the states of matter, relationship of electronic structures to the properties of elements and simple compounds, properties of solutions, acid-base and redox reactions in solution. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: None

CHEM 3312 Physical Chemistry
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces students to thermodynamics, theory of chemical kinetics and quantum chemistry. Laws of thermodynamics presented with applications to phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, and solutions. Theory of quantum mechanics presented at an elementary level and applied to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411

CHEM 3313 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces students to the molecular structures and properties of inorganic complexes and compounds. We will study concepts in bonding, trends in periodic properties, molecular symmetry and its relationship to spectra, solid-state, reaction mechanisms, coordination chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of selected elements. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411

CHEM 2414 Organic Chemistry
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course introduces students to the chemistry of the compounds of carbon with emphasis on the relation of molecular structure to chemical and physical behavior. This is a one-semester organic chemistry course that will expose students to a series of topics in organic chemistry, including (but not limited to) structure, bonding, functional groups, acid/base theory, reactions, and stereochemistry. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411

CHEM 3415 Analytical Chemistry
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course introduces students to theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative analysis; Primary analyses, error analyses, data handling, solution equilibria, acid base titrations, and spectrophotometry. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411

GEOL 1411 Earth Science
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course introduces students to physical geography/earth science. It includes study of physical systems and processes demonstrating the basic principles of physical and historical geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: None

PHYS 2411 Principles of Physics I
Cr. 4. (3-2). This is an algebra-based physics course for introductory mechanics. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion and their applications, work and energy, linear momentum and collisions, rotational motion, gravity, oscillations, fluids and mechanical waves. Lab component is added. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: MATH 1311

PHYS 2412 Principles of Physics II
Cr. 4. (3-2). This is the second part of the algebra-based physics course introducing electricity, magnetism, optics and thermal physics. Topics include electric charges, forces, and field, electric potential and potential energy, magnetism, magnetic flux, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, heat and laws of thermodynamic. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: PHYS 2411

PHYS 3413 Modern Physics
Cr. 4. (3-2). This is an introductory modern physics course. It covers special relativity, quantum mechanics, and selected topics in nuclear and particle physics. This course requires differential and integral calculus knowledge. A lab component is included. Prerequisite: PHYS 2412, MATH 2314

PSED 3311 Methods in Science Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is designed to develop pedagogical content knowledge for teaching science. Materials, methods and strategies necessary to teach science in secondary schools will be presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411, PHYS 2412

PSED 4312 Lab Techniques in Science Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is designed to develop skills to master the science laboratory in secondary schools. The techniques to conduct experiments and demonstrations in areas of chemistry and physics will be presented. Process of scientific inquiry and its role in science instruction will be overviewed. Laboratory safety will also be addressed. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411, PHYS 2412

PSYC 2311 General Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the nature of psychology with emphases on the study of personality development, decision making, reactions to frustration, mental health, and how the individual interacts with and is influenced by others. Prerequisite: None

SOCI 2313 Introduction to Sociology
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on sociological perspectives including concepts and methods; social class and social status, the family, minorities, crime, religion, power, urbanization and population. Prerequisite: None

GEOG 2311 Introduction to Human Geography
Cr.3. (3-0). This course aims to provide a broad introduction to the field of geography as a social science. The concepts and methods of geography will be employed to examine the following topics: the relationship between people and their environments; the importance of culture in influencing activities; the factors affecting spatial interaction and location; and global patterns of economic development. The relevance of the geographic approach in understanding a range of contemporary problems will also be considered. Prerequisite: GEOL 1411 for social studies major students

GEOG 2312 Regional Geography of the World
Cr.3. (3-0). This course introduces the survey course that emphasizes the human and physical geography of the world’s major regions. Each region is surveyed as to its location and component countries and peoples, world importance, distinctive physical and cultural characteristics, relations to other areas of the world, and the major problems and potentialities associated with each. Prerequisite: GEOL 1411 for social studies major students

GEOG 3313 Geography of US and Canada
Cr.3. (3-0). This course provides a systematic and regional analysis of the United States and Canada with emphasis on contemporary economic, environmental, political and social issues. Prerequisite: GEOL 1411 for social studies major students

GOVT 2311 U.S. Government I
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course on the Constitution and Government of the United States examines the institutional structures of government at national and state levels, including the legislative process, executive and bureaucratic structures, and the judiciary systems. Prerequisite: None

GOVT 3312 U.S. Government II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course on the constitution of Texas and state, county, and municipal governments examines the constitutions of the State of Texas and the United States, federalism and intergovernmental relations, local government, and the political process. Note: Students transferring their government course work from out-of-state must enroll in this course to complete the Texas legislative requirement. Prerequisite: GOVT 2311 for social studies major students

HIST 1311 U.S. History I
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is a general survey of United States history from the discovery of the continent to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Prerequisite: None

HIST 2312 U.S. History II
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is a general survey of United States history from 1877 to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 1311 for social studies major students

HIST 2313 Western Civilization
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is an overview of the origins and development of what is known as Western Civilization, from its ancient beginnings up to the era of the Renaissance and Reformation. Western Civilization refers to the civilization that began in the ancient Near East and then developed primarily in Europe, northern Africa and the westernmost edges of Asia. The cultural and political legacy of this civilization is vast and has become predominant in much of the world. Prerequisite: HIST 1311 for social studies major students

HIST 3314 History of Texas
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual development of Texas from the period of Spanish discovery to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 1311 for social studies major students

SOCS 4311 Concepts for Teaching the Social Science
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course aims to prepare students for the secondary social studies, the awareness of the importance of professionalism, exploring and practicing a variety of teaching strategies and activities, and the skills of planning, questioning, classroom management and assessment. The course will help students to develop skills and procedures to create positive learning opportunities that reflect understanding of the unique characteristics of young adolescents. Prerequisite: None

TEAP 1311 Computer Literacy
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course examines the role of computers in today’s society, including the use of basic hardware, software, operating systems, and current applications in various segments of society. It introduces students to the Internet, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and programming concepts with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Prerequisite: None

TEAP 1303 Programming Language
Cr. 3 (3:0). The course will focus on basic programming skills in the C/C++ language or equitant. This course cannot be used for a CS major or minor. Prerequisite: TEAP 1301 Computer Literacy.

TEAP 2304 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3:3:0)
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course overviews the field of instructional technology including the design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of instructional systems. Use of computers as productivity tools, societal and ethical implications, and applications and related technology in society. Fulfills Core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

TEAP 2318 Applications of Technology in Education
Cr. 3 (3:0). It engages the undergraduate student in the use of technology as an educational tool. Students will have the opportunity to explore and utilize technology applications that enhance the teaching/learning process. Fulfills Core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

TEAP 3317 Instructional Design Foundations
Cr. 3 (3:0). It focuses technological advances in instruction with emphasis in instructional systems design; and a broad overview of the field of instructional technology.

TEAP 3319 Introduction to Small Computers in Education
Cr. 3 (3:0). It focuses the introduction to computers for educators. It includes computer terminology, operations, overview of applications, hardware, and software. Hands-on experience with small computers included. Concepts and design of different components of operating systems. Topics a Technology Application (TEAP) Course Descriptions

TEAP 1311 Computer Literacy
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course examines the role of computers in today’s society, including the use of basic hardware, software, operating systems, and current applications in various segments of society. It introduces students to the Internet, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and programming concepts with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Prerequisite: None

TEAP 1303 Programming Language
Cr. 3 (3:0). The course will focus on basic programming skills in the C/C++ language or equitant. This course cannot be used for a CS major or minor. Prerequisite: TEAP 1301 Computer Literacy.

TEAP 2304 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3:3:0)
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course overviews the field of instructional technology including the design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of instructional systems. Use of computers as productivity tools, societal and ethical implications, and applications and related technology in society. Fulfills Core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

TEAP 2318 Applications of Technology in Education
Cr. 3 (3:0). It engages the undergraduate student in the use of technology as an educational tool. Students will have the opportunity to explore and utilize technology applications that enhance the teaching/learning process. Fulfills Core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

TEAP 3317 Instructional Design Foundations
Cr. 3 (3:0). It focuses technological advances in instruction with emphasis in instructional system addressed include process management, scheduling and resource management, file systems, I/O, and security issues.

TEAP 3320 Educational Network Applications
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course examines computer applications for school-based networks. Issues of instructional support, design, and administration will be discussed.

TEAP 3321 Computer Programming for Educators
Cr. 3 (3:0). It is the overview of instructional programming using a high level object oriented language to develop educational software. Best practice and design will be modeled.

TEAP 3325 Planning and Developing Instructional Media
Cr. 3 (3:0). This course focuses the production and use of visual instructional media. Includes visual design, photographic techniques, video production, and computer graphic presentations. (* Multimedia Design and Development: Video shooting and editing)

TEAP 3326 Authoring Systems Instructional Software Design
Cr. 3 (3:0). It explores computer authoring languages and systems, including hypermedia systems, and their application to the design of instructional programs. An in-depth study of instructional software design and development. Principles and procedures for creating sound instructional software will be investigated. Evaluation and usability methodologies will be explored.

TEAP 3341 Curriculum Applications of the Internet
Cr. 3 (3:0). It focuses the integration of the Internet and World Wide Web into the K-12 curriculum, focusing on the use of the resource for communication, information access, and instructional delivery.

TEAP 3370 Foundations of Distance Education
Cr. 3 (3:0). It overviews the field of distance education including history, research, technologies, and related design models. Web-based teaching in K-12, adult, and higher education. Includes instructional design, instructional management, and related issues.

EDUC 2311 Introduction to Teaching Profession
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces prospective teachers as well as other education students to the teaching profession. Presenting both historical and current views of teaching and education, this course encourages students to think more deeply, broadly, and systematically about what teaching is, what teachers do, and whether teaching is an appropriate career choice for them. In the course students will develop research and theory-based views of educational history, teaching practices, various contexts of teaching and teachers, and contemporary issues related to teacher education. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 2312 Learning Theories and Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course analyzes learning and development theories and their implications for learning and teaching.  It examines factors that impact and facilitate learning, as well as instructional strategies that support the cognitive, social, and emotional development of learners. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 3314 Classroom Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches effective classroom management with an emphasis on helping students become self-regulated learners; i.e. the application of various management techniques to help students become more responsible for their behaviors and choices.  Theories and diverse strategies related to effective classroom management will be discussed. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 3315 Curriculum and Instructional Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the design of instruction, in particular on the theory and method of design based on congruence between identified needs and approaches to curriculum development. Topics include curricular design models and the integral connection between curriculum, assessment, and instruction; strategies for curriculum alignment; investigation and application of research-based instructional strategies; and the use of technology to enhance instruction. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 3316 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the use of computers in the classroom and their impact on the learning environment.  Topics include selection of resources, materials, and strategies for systemic achievement of curriculum goals; investigation of innovative and effective technological advances; and practices for use in teaching and learning. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 3317 Education in Culturally Diverse Environments
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course offers perspectives on multicultural education in our schools today; on the appreciation of differences based on race, culture, ethnicity, and gender; and on how classroom practices can reflect a mature understanding of culturally diverse environments. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 4318 Education of Exceptional Children
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines educators’ responses to the needs of students with disabilities, those who are Limited English Proficient, and those who are academically or intellectually gifted. The focus is on differentiating and individualizing instruction for each student’s mental, physical, emotional, and vocational development in the least restrictive environment. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 4320 Issues Education – Reform, Law and Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the key areas of educators’ legal and ethical responsibilities, such as equity in education, documentation, intellectual property, accommodations for the disabled, student privacy, confidentiality, and personal relations between teachers and students. Specific legal cases will be discussed. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 4321 Measurement and Assessment in Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines principles of educational measurement and evaluation in secondary schools.  Topics include test construction, test reliability and validity, item analysis, interpretation of test results, grading and reporting of educational achievement. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 4323 Reading in Content Areas
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the development of reading skills and the interaction of readers with the text. Topics include the readability of curriculum materials, accommodating learning in light of students’ diverse reading abilities, and assessment of student learning. Prerequisite: None

EDUC 4699 – Student Teaching
Cr. 6. (0-0). During practicum, student put into practice the skills they have gained in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program.

 

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Computer Science Courses

COMP 1314 Computer Literacy and Applications
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course examines the role of computers in today‟s society, including the knowledge and ability to efficiently utilize computers, related technology and basic application software with an emphasis on basic operating system knowledge, office applications, and the use of the Internet. Applications include word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Prerequisite: None

COMP 1411 Introduction to CS I
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course introduces fundamental concepts of structured procedural programming, data types, control structures, algorithm development; program design and implementation using C programming language; and software development tools. It includes a lab component. Prerequisite: None

COMP 1412 Introduction to CS II
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course reviews structured programming and data types. It then introduces the object-oriented programming paradigm using JAVA programming language, focusing on the definition and use of classes, along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. It includes a lab component. Prerequisite: COMP 1411

COMP 2313 Data Structures
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), sorting, searching, and recursion. Prerequisite: COMP 1412

COMP 2415 Systems Programming
Cr. 4. (3-2). This course examines interaction with a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system (e.g. Unix, Linux) via system programs. Topics include the details of the file system and I/O, multi-tasking, inter-process communication, process control and shell scripting. It includes a lab component. Prerequisite: COMP 1411

COMP 2316 Computer Organization
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course covers basic computer organization including the CPU, memory and peripherals; digital representation of data and instructions; and assembly language programming, assembler, loader, macros, subroutines, and program linkages. Prerequisite: COMP 1411

COMP 3317 Algorithms
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the design and analysis of algorithm; heuristics; advanced tree structures; advanced hashing techniques; advanced sorting and searching; graphs; and sets; NP-Completeness; and time and space complexities. Prerequisite: COMP 2313

COMP 3318 Operating Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on operating system structure and design techniques; process management, CPU and disk scheduling; process synchronization, concurrency, and memory and file management, device management, virtual memory; mass storage and I/O systems; and OS security. Prerequisite: COMP 2316

COMP 3320 Programming Languages
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course covers the principles of programming language design; specification of syntax and semantics; and programming styles and their underlying paradigms, including imperative, functional, logic and object-oriented programming styles. Prerequisite: COMP 2313

COMP 3321 Database Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches the fundamentals of database systems, including relational and other data models, database design, data description and query languages, file organization, index structures, database integrity and security, access control, interfacing with database systems, transaction programming, and design and implementation of database applications. Prerequisite: None COMP

3322 Software Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces basics concepts of software engineering, including software requirement analysis, design representation, programming methodologies, verification, validation, maintenance and software planning. Prerequisite: COMP 1412

COMP 3326 Web Application Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course covers the fundamentals of Web Application development: markup languages, layout design, client and server side programming using HTML, XHTML, XML, Ajax, JavaScript, DHTML; database and Web integration. Prerequisite: COMP 1412

COMP 4319 Object Oriented Software Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces an object-oriented paradigm including encapsulation, inheritance, abstraction and polymorphism, as well as the implementation of these concepts using an object-oriented programming language. Prerequisite: COMP 1412

COMP 4323 Software Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduces techniques and notations with formal (mathematical) underpinnings for specifying the structural and behavioral properties of software systems. Covers these systems at various levels of abstraction, from architecture to subsystem decompositions to module/class dependencies and interfaces. Students analyze, synthesize, and express software designs using a variety of special-purpose design notations, and obtain practical experience with a team project. Topics include software architecture, architectural styles, module interconnection languages, modularity and information hiding principles, object-oriented design patterns (structural and behavioral), Petri nets, state charts, state transition diagrams, and Z notation. Prerequisite: COMP 3322

COMP 4353 Data Mining
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces fundamental topics of data mining and knowledge discovery, including statistical foundations, database support, data preprocessing, data warehousing, association discovery, classification, clustering, and mining complex data types. Prerequisite: COMP 3321

COMP 4356 Software Project Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Focuses on first-line management of software system development. Covers major themes including estimation (software cost factors, estimation models, and risk management), planning (work breakdown, scheduling, staffing, resource allocation, and creation of a project plan), and execution (team building, leadership, motivation, process tracking, control recovery, and communication within and outside the project). Prerequisite: COMP 3322

COMP 3324 Computer Networks
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of modern computer networks with an emphasis on protocols, architectures, and implementation issues of application, transport, network, data link and physical layers. Prerequisite: None

COMP 3325 Computer & Network Security
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course teaches the fundamentals of computer and network security, including cryptography, authentication, and authorization; attack types, detection and defense techniques at the OS and network level; security in modern operating systems and virtual machines. Prerequisite: COMP 3324

COMP 4331 Cloud Computing
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course is a tour through various topics and technologies related to Cloud Computing. Topics include distributed system models and enabling technologies, computer clusters for scalable Computing, virtual machines and virtualization of clusters and datacenters, design of cloud computing platforms, cloud programming and software environments, grid computing and resource management, P2P computing with overlay networks, ubiquitous computing with clouds and the Internet of things, and data-intensive distributed computing. Prerequisite: COMP 3324

COMP 4351 Network Administration
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on administration of networked operating system such as Windows Server and Linux. It includes, monitoring, managing and troubleshooting of network resources such as files, folder access, printing devices, device drivers, backup devices, recovery as well as protocols and system services. Prerequisite: COMP 3324,COMP 3318

COMP 4352 Internetworking Technology
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course provides students how to plan and design a network using various internetworking technologies to meet performance, security, capacity, and scalability requirements. This includes the fundamental, technical, and design issues associated with campus LANs. Prerequisite: COMP 3324

COMP 4358 Wireless Networking
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course will examine the area of wireless networking, looking at the unique network protocol challenges and opportunities presented by wireless communication and host or router mobility. Although it will touch on some of the important physical layer properties of wireless communications, focus will be on network protocols above the physical layer, with an emphasis on the media access control, network, and transport protocol layers. Prerequisite: COMP 3324

COMP 4393 Senior Design Project
Cr. 3. (3-0). This is a capstone course intended to facilitate the integration and application of knowledge and skills gained in various courses within the computer science curriculum. The project involves teamwork; modeling of real world problems; design, development and testing of a software-based solution; and its documentation. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor, MATH 2317

COMP 4398 Independent Study/Internship
Cr. 3 This course is designed to supplement coursework in Computer Science. It helps students apply their knowledge into real-world problems in professional settings. Students recognize the need for continuous learning and experience the challenges of workplace environment. Prerequisite: None

COMP 4399 Special Topics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Special topics courses with different titles offered occasionally to cover emerging issues or specialized, in depth content not available in the core curriculum. A specific title may be used for each course, which will appear on the student’s transcript. Several different topics may be taught in one year or semester. May be repeated for credit for total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Advanced standing and consent of instructor or department chair.

 

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