CC100 Adult Learners Seminar (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to assist adult learners who are entering or returning to college. Various success strategies and tools will be examined to assist students as they pursue academic, professional, and personal goals. Students will also focus on skills needed for successful team interaction.
EN100 English Composition I (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to teach students to develop their ideas in clear, effective, written English. Through a series of writing assignments and small group activities, students will explore organization, development and style as they pertain to college writing.
CO106 Speech Communications (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles of speaking in public and in small groups, and offers practical application of speaking and listening fundamentals in both formal and informal speaking situations. Special emphasis is on development of public speaking, delivery skills, organization, and presentation of effective outlines, as well as audience analysis and speaker evaluation.
PS101 Adult Development (3 credits, 5 weeks)
The adult as a developing person and life-long learner is the focus of this course. Opportunity will be given for participants to explore the various cycles of adult development and current understandings about how adults learn. Emphasis will be given to how adults make meaning and use their learning styles in typical adult life experiences. The overall objective of the course is to help students reflect on and assess their own lives, both as developing persons and as learners.
EN102 English Composition II (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to help students develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. The emphasis is on APA documentation style and research writing.
BS100 Introduction to Business (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course provides students with an introductory overview of business activities, allowing them to gain an appreciation of business organizations, the economy, our capitalistic system, the social responsiveness of business, and decision-making. In addition, students will have the opportunity to evaluate many business careers.
MA107 Contemporary Math for Business (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course will cover mathematics as it is used and implemented in business to affect management decision making. Topics include a review of fundamental mathematical operations and concepts, implementation of algebra, the use and application of percentages and introductory graphs and statistics. Logic and problem-solving skills will be covered throughout the course material. The use of a calculator may be helpful but is not required.
BS205 Economics and Society (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course provides an introduction to economic systems. Students will also be introduced to socio-economic factors, and the inter-relationship between culture and economic conditions globally.
CH201 Environmental Science (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the environmental sciences, with a focus on interrelationships. Through the interdisciplinary approach, scientific concepts and information will be integrated with political, economic, and social aspects.
BS110 Introduction to Accounting (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course includes the basic functions of collecting, processing, and reporting accounting information for involved third parties (e.g. owners, investors, and government) and allows students to examine, understand, and use accounting information effectively.
SO206 Multicultural Relations (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course examines multicultural relations and the world of work within a theoretical and practical framework. The aim of this course is to impart sociological understanding of groups in all cultures and to explore how that understanding can enhance business and workplace relationships.
BS215 Government and Business Policy (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course introduces the nature and formation of the United States government structure. Students will study how policy is made based on this structure and how it affects the decisions and choices that must be made in business policy.
CP250 The Bible in Current Perspective (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course serves as a broad introduction to the Bible and the various ways it impacts both the church and contemporary society. Provides an introduction to the formation of the Christian canon and surveys the major themes of the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the course, connections are drawn between the Bible and other disciplines, especially connections to the topics covered in the other courses in the Cultural Perspectives curriculum. Prerequisites: CP100, CP150, and CP195 (at least concurrently).
BS224 Principles of Marketing (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques of marketing and the role that marketing plays in profit and nonprofit organizations in our society. Following discussions of the marketing environment, emphasis will be on market planning and the significance of an appropriate marketing mix of product/service, price, distribution and promotion. The increasing significance of global markets, including their cultural, social, and legal dimensions will be covered in this course.
HI105 U.S. History in the Twentieth Century (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is a survey of some of the important themes in United States history during the twentieth century. Students will utilize both secondary and primary sources to gain an understanding of these themes and of the ways in which historians differ in their interpretations of the past.
HI205 Introduction to American Government and Politics (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course examines American government by exposing students to empirical knowledge about the structure and behavior of major political institutions, the environments faced by decision-makers, and the attitudes and behavior of the public. The course will also explore the evolution of political concepts and myths and evaluate their significance in the public life of the nation.
BS240 Foundations of Leadership (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the theory and practice of leadership. The course will examine both the concept of leadership and the essential elements of leadership. The process of leadership will also be addressed, including an introduction to some of the various skills required to operate effectively in a leadership situation. The course will culminate with the student developing a personal leadership theory and applying leadership concepts in the workplace.
EN200 Great Writers of England and America (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course considers in-depth, selected, short stories and novels of American and British literature. Students will read, analyze, and discuss these works at a college level. Students will compose reaction papers based upon the readings and literary terms. Study teams will edit papers, discuss the readings, present work orally, and lead class discussions.
BS250 Small Business Management (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is designed to help students understand the intricacies of running a small company. Topics include the major problems areas in smaller companies, including business plans, budgeting, and entrepreneurship.
CO203 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course, through readings and discussion, introduces students to the process by which a script is transformed into a theatrical production. The various topics, including an examination of acting, directing, and technical theatre are designed to increase students' appreciation of theatre as a dynamic art form in contemporary culture.
MU204 Introduction to Music (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course is based on the premise that music is an aural art; therefore, learning to listen to various master works is the primary objective of this introductory course. Important musical concepts will be stressed and linked to the aesthetic education of the individual student.
BS280 International Business (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course broadly surveys a range of topics. Although the course introduces and explores several practices important to international business, it places emphasis on promoting cultural awareness. It uses selected global issues and trends of interest to the international business community as vehicles to stimulate discussion and promote sensitivity to the unique problems of international business.
CP290 East Meets West: Western Philosophy and Globalization (3 credits, 5 weeks)
This course addresses philosophical themes that arise as the result of the human search for meaning in the present context of globalization. While it will include a historical survey of significant Western response to these perennial human questions, it will also include voices from outside the Western tradition. Emphasis will be placed on those concepts, issues and philosophers which have played the greatest role in Western civilization, and which may offer significant answers to today’s global questions. Emphasis will be placed upon correlations with other courses in the Cultural Perspectives curriculum.
Prerequisites: CP100, CP150, and CP195 (at least concurrently).
Associate of Arts in General Business