Online Courses

Fall 2016

Management & Organizational Behavior (3)
The course explores the art and science of management and examines behaviors at the individual, group, and enterprise levels that advance or hinder work in organizations. The focus will be on understanding how to effectively manage performance and change in today’s complex business environment.
Prerequisites: MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, ACCT 2211

Computer Applications (1)
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

Humanities: Renaissance to Presence (3)
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

The American Experience (3)

This course focuses on the social structure, economics, politics, and culture of the United States. It
examines many of the common assumptions about American society, especially meritocracy, freedom,
and “justice for all.” In addition, the course considers issues of sustainability and how they have shaped
America’s past and present and will continue to shape its future.
Prerequisite: CORE 2001 or CORE 2002.

Personal Health Issues (3)
This course allows students to explore basic health issues and principles in depth. Topics include fitness, diet and weight control, nutrition, human sexuality, stress management, death education, aging, and drug and alcohol education.
Prerequisite: None

Elementary Spanish I (3)
A course for beginners, with intensive practice in pronunciation, essentials of grammar, and reading of
simple prose.
Prerequisite: None

Music Survey (3)
A broad survey of music aimed at developing aesthetic awareness and critical analysis of music from diverse styles and genres.
Prerequisite: None

Nutrition and Health (3)
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

Introduction to Psychology (3)

A survey of major topics in psychology, including research methods, basic neuroanatomy, learning, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite to all other PSYC courses.

Educational Psychology (3)

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.

Abnormal Psychology (3)

A survey of the causes, characteristics, current theories, and treatment of psychological disorders.
Prerequisite: None

New Testament Writings in Context (3)

A study of the New Testament writings in the context of Greco-Roman civilization. The course asks
students to reflect on the impact of Christian scriptures on Western civilization and consider their implications for the contemporary world.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Sociology (3)
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

Death and Dying (3)
Everything that is alive eventually dies, thus death is a part of life. Understanding death can help us to
understand and experience life more fully, and it can help us to make appropriate, compassionate
responses to death and dying. The question of death, with or without religious guidance, is essentially
ethical – what to do in recognition of the fact that we, everyone we love, and everyone who loves us, is
going to die. In order to better understand ourselves and others, and the diversity of loss experiences,
this course examines how social, cultural, and historical factors influence individuals’ coping responses
during loss and the last stage of life. Difficult and controversial health care, end of life, caregiving needs,
ad after life issues are also be explored.

Principles Managerial Accounting (3)
A study of the uses of accounting for planning and control, including analysis and interpretation of data,
and use of cost information for business policy implementation. Active learning projects will be
Prerequisite: ACCT 2211

Auditing and Accounting Ethics and Liability (3)
This course focuses on the legal and ethical environment in which the accounting professional practices
and in which financial statements are prepared and presented. Students will consider the conflict
between profit motive and accurate and complete financial reporting, examining the participation in the
financial reporting process by internal accountants, internal auditors, other business managers, and the
independent auditors engaged to attest to the accuracy and completeness of management's financial
statements. These conflicts will be discussed in relation to the business's responsibility to employees,
investors, and other stakeholders. Traditional auditing practices will also be studied to determine the
efficiency and the effectiveness of such methods.
Prerequisite: ACCT 3301

Principles of Marketing (3)
This course is an introduction to the principles of marketing management and the role of marketing in a
contemporary society, in business enterprises, and in a non-profit organization. Considers the planning,
operation, and evaluation of marketing and promotional efforts necessary to the effective marketing of
consumer and industrial offerings. During the course, the students will be tasked with the assignment of
developing and presenting a marketing plan for a local business.
Prerequisites: MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, ACCT 2211

Introduction to Distance Learning (1)
A brief introduction to all things pertinent to distance learning for students matriculating through LaGrange College. Topics include: the LaGrange College course management system; Google Drive, calendar, basic time/task management practices; the CMS messaging tool, electronic communication protocols, instant messaging, and Google chat videoconferencing tools; minimum hardware and software requirements; and elements of LaGrange College life (athletics, the Library, advising, tutoring, the registrar, and spiritual life).
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Computing Technology (1)
A brief introduction to all things pertinent to computing for students matriculating through LaGrange College.  Topics include: basic computing topics including operating systems and basic commands; use of MS Office (Word and PowerPoint) and Google Drive; basic video (YouTube, webcams, and video-conferencing); malicious software; and basic computing hardware requirements.
Prerequisites: None

Development of Sociological Thought (3)
This course is an introduction to the development of sociological theory. It focuses on the most
influential figures in the development of sociological theory and their legacy in contemporary sociology.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1000; junior status preferred.

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