Online Courses - Fall 2014

Undergraduate Courses

CORE 1140 - Computer Applications
Mathematical techniques and computer methods with spreadsheets are used in the development of quantitative reasoning skills. These techniques are examined in the contexts of business and economics and of sustainability through managing one's personal finances.
Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or higher

CORE 2002 - Humanities: Renaissance to Present
This course focuses on our cultural heritage with an emphasis on the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition as it relates to all knowledge. The course balances the instructor's selected academic theme with a common set of assignments and academic skill sets. The period from 1660 to the present is covered in this course. Students confront primary and secondary source materials in order to gain a historical consciousness.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102

ENGL 2200 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Required of all English majors. Introduces students to the academic discipline of English. Focuses on critical issues (past and present) involved in literary studies. This course is a prerequisite (for English majors) for any 3000- or 4000-level course. This course does not count toward a minor in English.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 & 1102.

MATH 1114 - Introduction to Statistics
An introduction to probability and statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, normal probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
Prerequisites: MATH 1101, 2105, or 2221
Note: This course is a hybrid delivery course with scheduled course meetings in a physical classroom.

MUSI 1112 - Music Survey
A broad survey of music aimed at developing aesthetic awareness and critical analysis of music from diverse styles and genres.
Prerequisite: None

NURS 3305 - Nutrition and Health
An introduction to nutrition concepts and current dietary trends, focusing on health promotion. Nutrients are explored with regard to sources, dietary requirements, and health implications.
Prerequisite: None

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology
A survey of major topics in psychological science, including research methods, basic neuroanatomy, learning, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite to all other PSYC courses.

PSYC 3304 - Educational Psychology
Application of psychological principles and research to the teaching/learning process. Major topics include behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning, classroom management, and test construction and interpretation.
Prerequisite: None

SOCI 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of the discipline, with emphasis on socialization, social institutions, social interaction, social stratification and inequality, as well as mechanisms of social control. Familiarization with the distinction between macro- and micro-level sociological processes will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: None

Graduate Courses

PHDE 5108- The Ethics of Philanthropy
PHDE 5108 is a graduate level seminar which provides the opportunity to learn and reflect on ethical issues that arise from the practice of professional philanthropy. A practice is a community of professionals who share an ideal of the good life, a set of common virtues, and a sense of responsibility for their conduct. Professionals generally are self-regulating, in that they take on the responsibility to develop and enforce their own codes of ethics. The practice of professional philanthropy raises many issues: e.g., confidentially and disclosure, tainted money, and honesty. It also shares with all professions issues related to the workplace, such as romance and sexuality, use and abuse of power, and gender and diversity. Work in non-profits specifically raises some issues about the place of spirituality in the workplace. Finally, the practice of philosophy must fit within the context of larger social values, and so must engage public standards and regulations. This course will enable students to engage the ethics of philanthropy in all of these dimensions. We will emphasize critical thinking and creative responses through the use of critical reading, online dialogue, and written reflections. The course builds from the general insights into stewardship gained in PHDE 5101 and assumes you have thorough understanding of the issues and readings in that course.

PHDE 5105 – Focused Research I
Students will begin the development of research projects specific to their respective organizations. These projects will continue to be developed throughout the remainder of the program.

At the completion of this course, students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the research process (supports LC SLO a, b, c), research terminology (supports LC SLO c), and the preliminary considerations necessary for designing a research project (supports LC SLO a, b, c). At the completion of this course, students are expected to have identified a research problem to study, and articulated their research questions.

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