Course Descriptions for Summer 2017

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BUS 135 Business Law & Ethics
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of business.  It will assist students in identifying and analyzing ethical issues in business, while giving students practical decision-making skills.  Basic legal content such as contracts, torts, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and employment law will be covered.

BUS 230 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course introduces domestic and international theories and methods of using accounting systems information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle. The course explores financial and managerial accounting topics emphasizing the analysis of financial statements and managerial decision techniques. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or HCM 200 or INB 200.

BUS 245 International Organizational Behavior
International Organizational Behavior (IOB) focuses on the attitudes, behavior, and performance of people cross-cultural and multinational work arrangements. We focus on understanding and managing individual, group, organizational, and cultural factors. We will explore applications of IOB concepts to performance, conflict, and change management. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or HCM 200 or INB 200.

BUS 369 Global Business
Details strategies U.S. firms can use to compete globally. Course will covers international competition, competitive advantage, international trade, international political economy, importing, exporting, licensing, foreign direct investment, and globalization. Prerequisite: BUS 101 and Junior status.

MGT 312 Responsible Business Leadership
Focuses on understanding the mindsets of responsible leaders (commitments, vision, values, ethics, and philosophy); developing leadership skills, styles, strengths, and relationships; and using leadership to promote social responsibility, resolve conflicts, and overcome obstacles. Prerequisite: BUS 245 and Junior status.


COM 210 Public Speaking
This course explains research, organization, writing, delivery, and critical analysis of oral presentations with attention to individual needs.

COM 230 Listening
The study of the art of listening and its importance in our personal and professional lives. Students learn to analyze, assess, and improve their own listening abilities.


ECO 239 Women and Work
Explores the effects of increasing numbers of working women on households and employment policies, earning differentials, company and government policies, comparison of women's work issues with those of minorities, and valuation of household work. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or consent.

ECO 308 European Economies
Analyzes economic developments within Central East Europe (CEE) from a historical perspective. Covers the communist period (1950-1989) and post-communist years (1990-present). Analyzes the CEEs transition and answers what best explains economic status today. Prerequisite: ECO 202 or 212 and ECO 203 or 213.


EDU 280 Diversity in American Education
Examines cultural pluralism in the classroom: multicultural education, diversity and teaching, bilingual education, racism, tracking, and teacher preparation. ESOL stand alone course.

RED 369 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction
Teacher candidates will scaffold student learning by applying comprehensive instructional practices integrating the six components of reading. Teacher candidates will review recent resarch with an emphasis on techniques used to implement literature and writing experiences across the elementary school curriculum.


ENG 206 Grammar Bootcamp
Covers basic English grammar as well as more advanced grammar to prepare students for advanced writing courses. Topics include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, diction, and cohesion. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 241 Film and Literature
Focuses on the history and aesthetics of film and its relationship to literature. Suitable for nonmajors. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 267D Topics/Techniques: Creative Non-Fiction
The current moment is a kind of golden age of creative nonfiction. Some of the most dynamic and boundary-pushing writing is happening in this genre – from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel/memoir Fun Home to the comic essays of David Sedaris to writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and JD Vance. In this course we’ll look at the myriad forms creative nonfiction can take, from personal essays to new journalism to satirical pieces and everything in between. We’ll consider issues of ethics in telling true stories, and what it means to write from "real life." We'll also delve into the elements of craft that creative nonfiction borrows from fiction, including voice, point of view, story and dialogue. We’ll do in-class writing exercises as well as several longer assignments. The course is workshop-oriented; each week, students will be expected to engage with and respond to each other’s writing.

ENG 300B Expository Writing: Informal Essay
This course offers students writing practice in the informal essay, a form of writing characterized by self-reflection, individual tastes and experiences, open form, and conversational manner. Early practitioners include E.B. White, Joan Didion, and John McPhee. Students will study the primary qualities demonstrated by these and other masters of the informal essay:narrative techniques, flexible structure and design, unity and order, rhetorical intent, and tone. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300C Expository Writing: Argument
This is a course in writing formal and informal arguments. In addition to reading, analyzing, and writing various types of arguments, students discuss theories of argumentation and argumentative strategies, study logical structure and effective use of evidence in arguments; consider the role of audience and rhetorical appeals to persuade an audience. Essay assignments ask students to practice using definition, casual, resemblance, proposal, and evaluation arguments. Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.


ENV 191 Humanscapes
Humanscapes is a study of the environmental and psychological factors that we rely on to make sense of our cities and neighborhoods. This course also examines the failure of modern communities to provide a common life that connects humans to each other and the landscape. The steps needed to rectify this dilemma and create communities that are easy to understand, yet continually stimulating, is the final component of this course.

ENV 216 Ecology with Lab
Explores relationships of organisms and environments, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Focuses on aquatic and terrestrial systems of Central Florida. Lab required. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. ENV 120 and ENV 130. (Prerequisites waived for Summer 2017 only.)


HCM 200 The Healthcare System
This course provides students with an understanding of the current American health care system including its history and evolution. The structure of the health care system, financing of health care, provider components, and the legal and regulatory framework within which our system operates will be addressed. The American system will be compared to health care systems globally and national issues such as public health, consumerism, access to and quality of care, health care reform, pay for performance, and managed care organizations will be discussed.

HCM 365 Operations and Quality Management in Healthcare
Healthcare Operations includes a broad range of organizations and professions involved in the delivery of healthcare. Included are managed care models, healthcare trends, and ancillary services provided.  Quality and Performance Improvement deals with the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational accountability including TQM/CQI programs, quality assessment and assurance philosophies, policies, programs, and procedures. Prerequisite: HCM 200.


HUM 315G Topic: Love, Lust, and The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles’ 1969 novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, frames the study of the Victorian Era, 1832-1902.  Using flashback references from the novel, reading the poetry of Tennyson and Hardy, fiction by Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, and studying the revolutionary scientific ideas of Charles Darwin and the political ideologies of Karl Marx, students will begin to understand the Victorians. The subjection of women to male authority and Victorian decorum during this period should make this a lively course.

HUM 315J Topic: Theater of Resistance
Theater, like any other form of art, can be a powerful and transformative social force
especially when created under oppression. This course examines Latin American Theater
inside and outside the United States, focusing on playwrights and theater styles that
developed within a context of violence and/or political turmoil. Students will analyze
the historical and social context in which the works were produced, the historical and social legacy that influenced them, and the significance and impact of said works.  We will examine works and techniques by Augusto Boal, Luis Valdez, Cherríe Moraga, Griselda Gambarro and Enrique Buanventura among others.


INAF 311 Politics of Israel & Palestine
Students will focus on critical issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, surrounding the failed Oslo peace talks. But they also learn about the conflict's origins in earlier events surrounding the Holocaust. It is essential to comprehend these origins to understand what is happening today.

INAF 315O Topic: Revolutions in Military Affairs
This course will examine how advancements in weapons technology have ushered in periods of significant political and social change. Besides taking a "longue duree" ("long-term" or "macro") historical view of the evolution in weapons systems, students will also consider controversial theories regarding the slow demise of the nation-state.


PED 101 Health and Wellness
Emphasizes self-awareness and responsibility in maintaining health. Deals with consumerism, emotional health, intimate relationships, stress management, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and individualized behavior modification.


PSY 211 Social Psychology
Presents a broad account of how the actual or imagined presence of others influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Touches upon conformity, attraction, prejudice, aggression, group decisions, and attitude change, as well as advertising, law, and indoctrination. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and previous or concurrent PSY 301 & 304.

PSY 304 Statistics and Decision Making
This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistical procedures for the social sciences. Topics covered include scales of measurement, probability, measures of central tendency and variability, null hypothesis testing using single or multiple samples, correlation and regression, and both inferential and procedural errors individuals can make when calculating and interpreting statistics. Course must be completed as student declares psychology as a major. Individuals with insufficient mathematical preparation are encouraged to complete remedial work prior to enrolling in the course. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and high school algebra or equivalent.

PSY 314 Sensation-Perception
Explores the application of perceptual phenomena and experiments. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and previous or concurrent PSY 301 & 304.

PSY 326 Physiological Psychology
Introduces the fundamentals of nervous system responses to psychological processes. Explores the anatomy and physiology associated with psychological events, historical and contemporary issues in the field, and the societal and personal implications regarding the use of such measures. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and previous or concurrent PSY 301 & 304.

PSY 413 Human Sexuality
This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding all aspects of the human sexual condition. Topics include anatomy and physiology of sexual organs as well as the neural mechanism underlying ovarian and menstrual cycles and the brain testicular axis. Transmission and symptomology of sexually transmissible diseases including AIDS are also examined. The sociocultural and physiological aspects of gender and variations in sexual practice are elucidated and discussed. Finally, sexual dysfunction, its courses and the efficacy of various therapeutic options are considered. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and previous or concurrent PSY 301 & 304.


THE 204 Villains of the Silver Screen
In-depth study of villainy in the cinema analyzing motivation, process and consequences, expected and unexpected. Examines the history of villainy in the film industry. Evil doers of both sexes will be discussed and compared, along with the psychological motivation that detoured them from the “John Wayne” path of life. Explores the sociological and pathological factors that create evil.