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Course Descriptions

INDUSTRIAL RELATED TECHNOLOGY

INR 3712 - STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIR AND SETUP (1 hr)
This course will enable the student to perform maintenance, repair, or replace parts on acoustic and electric stringed instruments as well as troubleshoot electronics within stringed instruments.

INR3713 – APPLIED ECONOMICS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to equip the student with the tools needed to understand and succeed in the financial world. The topics covered are supply/demand, types of economics, pricing, interest rates (loans, credit cards, mortgages), investing (IRA, Mutual Funds, 401K, etc.), joining the labor market (resumes, cover letters, interviews). Current news items are discussed to see how they affect our topics. Internet research and CNBC/Bloomberg are used to punctuate the learning.

INR3716 – TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to prepare the student for dealing with the problems of industry. It will briefly review basic arithmetic and then move on to application problems (word problems) taken from various industrial disciplines. The focus will be on manipulating weights, measurements, and formulas from basic math through and introduction to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

INR3717 - BLUEPRINT READING (3 hrs)
A course designed to study the basics of blueprint drawings and to practice obtaining desired information from blueprints. Includes types of drawings, lines, dimensions, tolerances, specifications, and sketching techniques.

INR3718 – OSHA 10 (1 hr)
This course will enable the student to identify and understand safety hazards in a business or industrial setting. The principles learned in this course will allow the student to apply theory and guidelines in making a safe workplace.

INR3760 - INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS (3 hrs)
The objective is to give the student an introduction to the various materials and processes used in modern industry. The structure and properties of steel, aluminum, ceramics, and polymers will be explored. The methods of machining, joining, assembling, and manipulating these materials will be demonstrated within class labs. Outside research will reinforce the information presented in the class. Back to Index

INTERIOR DESIGN

DES2801 - INTERIOR DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (3 hrs)
Whether you are exploring Interior Design career opportunities, wanting to learn skills to use for your own home improvements, or adding skills to your remodeling business, Interior Design Fundamentals will offer a hands-on approach to learning. In this course students with learn the elements and principles of design. Through developing solutions for design problems, students will learn project analysis and development while sharpening creative problem solving skills. Topics of exploration will include building systems, Universal Design, sustainability, code requirements, consumer issues, and presentation techniques. Students will learn to measure and to create and read basic scale drawings as they relate to interior design. Interior Design Fundamentals will introduce interior design, issues, and factors that define the quality of interior spaces, including an overview of design history, a discussion of current trends, and professional responsibility of the interior designer. . Back to Index

INTERPRETER TRAINING

ITP5811 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (3 hrs)
This course will focus on the use of beginning signing naturally in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. Development of topics, vocabulary, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language will lead to beginning conversational skills. Introduction, sign production, extended comprehension, interaction, breakaway, and linguistics will be featured.

ITP5816 – AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3 hrs)
Emphasis of this course will include increasing vocabulary and speed of ASL. Manual, visual-gestural communications, sign production, extended comprehension, interaction, breakaway, and linguistics will be addressed. This course will lead the participants through additional situation that will help them develop a more natural conversational style to their signing skills. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ITP5811 American Sign Language I. Back to Index

LEADERSHIP

LED1448 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of leadership and leadership styles. This is an introductory course into the leadership realm and provides students with a sound working knowledge of leadership principles. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to apply basic leadership principles in daily organizational and personal settings, assess different leadership styles, justify their personal style choice, and compare and contrast leadership and management.

LED1449 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a clear understanding of the importance of human behavior within the organization, as well as differences between leadership and management at the organizational level. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to implement effective leadership and managerial styles to ensure organizational and personal effectiveness.

LED1450 - HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with an understanding of the principles of effective interpersonal relationships within the organizational setting. Participants will focus on the importance of healthy relationships between leaders, followers, customers, and clients. Upon completion of the course, the student will have the knowledge and tools necessary to build effective and healthy relationships within an organization.

LED1451 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge in utilizing financial management as a leadership tool. The course covers the scope and environment of financial management, the valuation of financial assets, investments in long-term assets, capital structure, and working-capital management.

LED1452 - EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND THEORY FOR THE LEADER (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning educational theories and practices that would be very useful for anyone in a leadership position. The course covers student characteristics, learning and instruction, how to create a positive learning environment, and effective assessment strategies.

LED1453 - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 hrs)
This course will provide an evaluation of different types of hardware and software and their applications in organizations. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, spreadsheet modeling, and practical MIS usage. Participants will learn techniques for developing systems responsive to managerial needs. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to understand and effectively deploy management information systems in the organizational setting.

LED1454 - LEADERSHIP MENTORING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge in utilizing the mentoring process to develop future leaders. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the selection of a mentor, the selection of a protégé, and the mentoring process.

LED1455 - STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning strategic management and leadership theories that would be beneficial to any leader. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe strategic leadership, the nature of competitive advantage, business and corporate level strategy, and implementing strategy.

LED1457 - LEADING CHANGE (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to help the student increase his/her knowledge of effective leadership strategies to utilize in change situations. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to utilize the eight-step change effort to facilitate powerful and large-scale organizational change.

LED1458 - THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to help the student increase his/her knowledge of the practices of exemplary leadership. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to utilize the five exemplary leadership practices to ensure success.

LED1459 - LEADING WITHOUT POWER (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to help the student increase his/her knowledge of how to lead people who do not report to them, build effective relationships, and influence others. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to appropriately utilize the influence model to help complete their goals in an organizational setting.

LED1461 - TEAMS AND LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the understanding and skills necessary to communicate effectively in any group, whether it is a social club, a religious organization, or a high-level executive committee in your future career. Emphasis is placed on preparation for the intensive work in teams students will probably experience in personal life and in the workplace. Participants will build a foundation of knowledge, gain experience to develop skills, and serve as a resource for future use. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to understand his/her group experiences in terms of individual responsibilities for sharing leadership, the importance of working cooperatively with diverse group members, and the sensitivity and wisdom in making ethical decisions.

LED1462 - DIVERSITY ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase knowledge concerning diversity issues in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on making diversity in organizations a positive attribute, dispelling myths and misperceptions about diversity issues, and databased research about diversity. Participants will establish a solid perspective on the various aspects of organizational diversity, including why diversity is important for organizations, recruiting, retaining, and effectively and fairly utilizing a diverse workforce, and legislation related to diversity. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a greater understanding of diversity and how to make it a positive force in his/her existence. Students will build in-depth knowledge of key racial/ethnic groups, sex and gender, religion, work and family, weight and appearance, physical and mental ability, and sexual orientation. Students will also learn how to become a diversity-friendly employer, include workers often devalued, and how both dominant and non-dominant group members can work to effect change. Back to Index

LITERATURE

LIT2511 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (H) (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to the short forms of literature, designed to develop understanding and appreciation of good literature. Study includes short stories, dramas, and poems. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2531 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (H) (3 hrs)
This is a survey course of African-American poetry, prose, drama, and oral tradition from 1619 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2550 - AMERICAN LITERATURE I (H) (3 hrs)
This course is a survey of American literature from the colonial period through the first half of the 19th century, with an emphasis placed on criticism of the authors, the specific genres, and the literary periods. Prerequisite: ENG2211Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2551 - AMERICAN LITERATURE II (H) (3 hrs)
This course is a survey of examples of American literature from the last half of the 19th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on relation of themes within specific genres and literary periods to American social and historical context in which they were written. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2560 - ENGLISH LITERATURE I (H) (3 hrs)
This is a survey of outstanding examples of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the last of the 18th century; emphasis is placed on criticism of the authors, the specific genres, and the literary periods. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2561 - ENGLISH LITERATURE II (H) (3 hrs)
This course surveys exemplary texts of English Literature from the late 18th century to the contemporary era. Primary emphasis connects themes within specific genres and literary periods to their corresponding social and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2563 - GENDER AND GENRE: WOMEN'S LITERATURE PAST AND PRESENT (H) (3 hrs)
This course is a survey of literature by women from the Fourteenth Century to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical and cultural influences on women’s literature and on identification of specific genres and common themes. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2565 - DRAMATIC LITERATURE (H) (3 hrs)
From ancient Greek and Roman plays to contemporary theatre, students in this class will be exposed to some of the most exciting playwrights in drama throughout the last 2,500 years. Students will expand their knowledge base of plays as we cover some of the most popular and successful playwrights in history and society’s influence on drama. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

LIT2567 - ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY: NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE (H) (3 hrs)
This course is a survey of literature by Native American authors who have influenced their own and outside communities with their compelling ideas and works. Emphasis is placed on understanding influence through various genres and eras of Native American literature. Prerequisite: ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval. Back to Index

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