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ENG 100   English Composition I
(formerly Reading / Writing Comprehension)
3 Semester Hours

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and requirements of college-level English. A excellent study of grammatical structures of standard, formal and written English. Topics include parts of speech, punctuation, choice and usage of words, effective use of sentences and paragraphs.
[ Book Required ]

ENG 101   English Composition II 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to meet the English requirements for students desiring the General Education of the first two years of college, or for students transferring to a four-year college. The course is directed toward assisting students with techniques necessary for writing. Emphasis is placed on sentence structure, word choice, organization, editing and usage skills vital to successful written communication.
[ Book Required ]

COM 105   Principles of Communication 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to survey the field of communication. It covers classic approaches and theory. Significant attention is directed toward communication skills. Emphasis is also on public speaking, interpersonal and small group communication and interviewing.
[ Book Required

CJ 110   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

This course examines Criminal Justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It offers a solid foundation of information about the subject. Students are provided the essential content and the critical tools involved in understanding Criminal Justice. [ Book Required ]

HIST 110   American History 1500 – 1877 3 Semester Hours

This course weaves together the social and historical forces that have shaped the United States. It surveys history from European discovery concluding with the Civil War. [ Book Required ]

HIST 111   American History 1863 - since 2010 3 Semester Hours

This course surveys United States history following the Civil War concluding with a discussion of the United States in a global age, 1863 to present. [ Book Required ]

POLS 112   International Relations 3 Semester Hours

This course combines basic concepts and vocabulary with a substantial amount of historical background and examples from current events. Students will examine major historical events arranged by geographic area which illustrate concepts of international relations. This course also provides up-to-date information on the world economy. [ Book Required ]

CIS 122   Computer Concepts 3 Semester Hours

This course introduces students to the basic concepts in the fields of information systems and computer science. The course provides a theoretical foundation and introduces applications that put theory into practice. [ Book Required ]

POLS 125   World Politics 3 Semester Hours

This course combines contemporary and historical coverage of the central issues in world politics. The course encourages independent thinking and active evaluation of real-world problems. Students will be able to recognize the connections between international and domestic politics. [ Book Required ]

PSY 130   Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to provide a scientific, accurate, and thorough understanding of the essential concepts of psychology. The course provides comprehensive coverage of concepts in the science of behavior. The approach is practical and easy to understand. [ Book Required ]

SOC 134   Introduction to Sociology 3 Semester Hours

This course is comprehensive and stimulating. It introduces theoretical approaches and explores diversity of human living and examines social interaction in everyday life. Three main themes are presented: Global Perspective, Social Diversity, and Critical Thinking. [ Book Required ]

NSC 136   Natural Science (formerly Earth Science) 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an overview of our physical environment with well- balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The course introduces three themes: Earth as a System; People and the Environment; and the Nature of Scientific Inquiry.
[ Book Required

MATH 150   College Math I 3 Semester Hours

This course presents the basic fundamentals of college-level mathematics.
[ Book Required ]

MATH 151   College Math II 3 Semester Hours

This course presents the basic fundamentals of college-level mathematics. It introduces key terms, helpful graphics, and new symbols. Students are introduced to real-world applications of mathematics.
[ Book Required ]

STAT 156   Business Statistics 3 Semester Hours

This course presents concepts and applications of statistics used in the functional areas of business—accounting, marketing, management, economics, and finance. [ Book Required ]

PHIL 160   Ethics, Crime and Justice 3 Semester Hours

This course addresses moral issues of the justice process in social and criminal justice contexts. It provides comprehensive coverage on legal practices, law enforcement, corrections, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. [ Book Required ]

PHIL 161   Ethics 3 Semester Hours

This course provides students with a solid foundation in understanding classic and contemporary moral problems. [ Book Required ]

CJ 176   Introduction to Police Operations 3 Semester Hours

This course covers the major areas of police operations. It describes what police officers do and why. It provides a large body of information on practical application as it presents what policing is all about. The course is student-friendly and is geared toward individuals pursuing a career in law enforcement.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 180   Survey of Corrections 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a practical approach to the practices of modern corrections. It presents an overview of the day-to-day operations of correctional agencies, prisons and jails. Professionalism in corrections is a main focus. [ Book Required ]

CJ 185   Introduction to Juvenile Justice 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on the issues, trends and challenges facing juvenile justice today. It provides students with a complete and realistic view of the system’s efforts at controlling youths and providing help to those in need. The course is student-friendly and enables students to move easily through the material.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 201   Introduction to Criminal Procedures 3 Semester Hours

This is a basic course that details the elements of criminal procedures. It provides an in-depth presentation of criminal procedures in sequential steps. A significant offering of procedural concepts and terms are presented throughout the course. [ Book Required ]

ACC 203   Accounting I 3 Semester Hours

This course presents accounting information in a broad business context emphasizing what accounting information is, why it is important, and how it is used to make economic decisions. [ Book Required ]

ACC 204   Accounting II 3 Semester Hours

This course provides valuable information covering the introduction to management accounting and explains its significant role in making sound business decisions. [ Book Required ]

CIS 205   Basic Communication Technologies 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an overview of electronic communication systems and telecommunications. Students will gain a solid foundation in telecommunication technology applications, network and telephone fundamentals, and Internet Web tools and resources. [ Book Required ]

CJ 209   Survey of the American Legal System 3 Semester Hours

This course offers an examination of the system of justice used in the United States. It enables students to easily trace the evaluation of law and justice and the historical events related to them. It prepares students to examine a modern society’s need for rational law. [ Book Required ]

BUS 210   Introduction to Business 3 Semester Hours

This course emphasizes the important issues and challenges facing business today. Students will gain practical knowledge about business and focus on issues of concern. The course will help students build and enlarge on decision-making skills. [ Book Required ]

CJ 212   Victimology 3 Semester Hours

This course examines sources of violence and its effect on society and situations. It also discusses the social and environmental factors that influence victimization. [ Book Required ]

BUS 214   Public Speaking 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to cover all aspects of speech preparation and presentation. Real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate how public speaking is used in everyday life. A friendly learning approach to becoming a better public speaker. [ Book Required ]

HRM 215   Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides students with an overview of human resource management concepts. This course offers the latest findings and thinking in the Human Resource field. Areas of interest include retirement and selection, training, development and compensation, and management and employee relations.
[ Book Required ]

FIN 218   Personal Finance 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to help students plan for a successful financial future. The course provides information on tax laws and gives students an accurate reflection of the trends affecting their financial present and future. It also discusses the importance of achieving long-term goals through investing. The course lets students know what is available on the Web and how the sites can help them. Students will be able to develop tools and techniques needed for decision-making. [ Book Required ]

CJ 220   Basic Criminal Investigation 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the investigative process and its challenges. The course integrates theory and the practical aspects of crime detection and solution. Historical and future possibilities are discussed. This course allows students to easily comprehend the criminalistic potential of evidence. [ Book Required ]

HR 225   Principles of Human Relations 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a basic framework for understanding how interactions at work will affect them, and what they should do to be effective in their interactions with others in any organizational setting. This course offers students the opportunity to develop their own human relations profile. [ Book Required ]

CJ 230   Introduction to Forensic Science 3 Semester Hours

This course introduces the non-scientific student to the field of forensic science through an exploration of its applications to criminal investigation. The course provides definition and scope of forensic science as well as history and development of forensic science. [ Book Required ]

ECO 230   Principles of Economics 3 Semester Hours

This course teaches students how to think and act like an economist. It introduces economic concepts and applies them to real-world examples. The course material is organized around five key principles of economics. The course covers micro and macroeconomics. [ Book Required ]

CJ 234   Introduction to Criminology 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of criminology. A sociological approach to the study of crime and criminals is presented. The course also includes historical material, theory and research, and extensive coverage of conventional topics. [ Book Required ]

BUS 237   Leadership 3 Semester Hours

This course provides information about leadership practice and skill development. It includes an in-depth review of the major behavior patterns that leaders use to influence followers. A main focus of this course is on what effective leaders do and how leaders can diagnose and modify situations to make their leadership a positive endeavor. Core behavior patterns are discussed as are current leadership issues.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 237   Leadership and Motivation 3 Semester Hours

This course addresses leadership development for police officers with a focus on the ethical leadership competencies required of all police personnel. [ Book Required ]

BUS 239   Practical Business Law 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an overview of the law of commercial transactions and a variety of other business legal issues. The course presents a practical approach to law that emphasizes current and relevant topics students need to understand business transactions and issues such as contracts, property, insurance and employer/employee relations. [ Book Required ]

MGT 240   Principles of Management 3 Semester Hours

This course covers key topics in management. It provides students with a practical explanation of management concepts needed to manage today’s organizations. The course discusses contemporary topics that will affect changes and innovations in business and entrepreneurial ventures. [ Book Required ]

SOC 241   Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Semester Hours

This course presents the theories and operational definitions of the study of race and ethnic relations. It defines the relationship between subordinate groups and the study of stratification. The course covers areas of prejudice and discrimination, religious groups, and major racial and ethnic groups in the United States. [ Book Required ]

MGT 243   Administrative Office Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an introduction to office management. It includes information on word processing, software, and desktop publishing. It introduces organizational principles and also supervision and training techniques. The management of office and record systems are also presented. [ Book Required ]

MKT 248   Principles of Marketing 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an array of practical examples and applications to show the major decisions that marketing managers encounter in their day-to-day jobs. [ Book Required ]

CJ 250   Introduction to Criminal Law 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a comprehensive survey of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Students are exposed to the language of criminal law in a friendly, understandable style. The course also provides coverage of current issues. [ Book Required ]

CJ 258   Domestic Violence 3 Semester Hours

This course explores the causes, consequences, and prevalence of domestic violence and the positive law enforcement response. The course focuses on the full range of contemporary domestic violence, including the myths about both victims and offenders and legal resources for victims. It also includes information of the effects of family violence and witnessing family violence in children.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 259   Introduction to Drugs and Crime 3 Semester Hours

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the history, policy, and theory of drug use. It includes reports on the latest concerns, the impact of drugs on society, and the criminal justice system response. The course is highly informative and current. [ Book Required ]

ORG 260   Introduction to Organizational Management 3 Semester Hours

This course presents a systematic study of the actions and attitudes that people exhibit within organizations. Balanced coverage of key topics are included. This course discusses motivational concepts, leadership, work teams and the challenges, opportunities and goals of organizational behavior.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 264   Security Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the global and interdisciplinary field of security. It addresses the nature, scope and history of security services. The course also presents management strategies for loss prevention. [ Book Required ]

CJ 270   Community Policing Strategies 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on police involvement and interaction with the communities they serve. It explores the practical strategies of community policing. This course introduces the skills criminal justice professionals need to implement an effective community policing program. [ Book Required ]

BUS 280   Special Topics in Business Administration 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 280   Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 302   Introduction: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

A study of the history and heritage of law enforcement and the Criminal Justice system in the United States. Addresses contemporary police systems in the United States and also police issues and constitutional law and legal precedents. Discusses specific problems and people, including crime, criminals, gangs and victims. An excellent learning experience. [ Book Required ]

CJ 304   Juvenile Delinquency 3 Semester Hours

A study of how delinquents and juveniles in need of supervision are handled within the juvenile justice system. The nature and extent of delinquent behavior as well as child abuse and neglect are examined.
[ Book Required ]

BUS 310   Building Customer Service 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 310   Administration of Justice 3 Semester Hours

A study of the judicial procedure as it applies to national, state and local law enforcement agencies. Also studies: arrest, arraignment, preliminary hearing, bail and jurisdiction of the courts on all levels.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 311   The Criminal Court System 3 Semester Hours

Course explores the roles of all the courtroom participants such as the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and the jury panel. The curriculum provides insight into what happens in the courtroom when a defendant is tried and some basic evidence rules that will be followed for the admission of evidence. Course also explains the various bail options available to arrested persons and what role the bail bondsmen play in assisting the first time offender through the court system. [ Book Required ]

BUS 320   Information and Records Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides in-depth coverage of current issues in records and information management. Its focus considers past, current and future records and information trends which substantiate the need for assurance that information will be found or be available when needed. Topics include storage, retrieval, disaster recovery and also ethical and legal practices. [ Book Required ]

CJ 329   Constitutional Law 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses primarily on the Fourth Amendment (reasonable search and seizure) and Fifth Amendment (double jeopardy, testifying against oneself). It also covers the Second Amendment (the people’s right to bear arms). Cases are also summarized. [ Book Required ]

MGT 330   Strategic Retail Management 3 Semester Hours

This course takes a strategic approach and places emphasis on decision-making. Key retail management concepts are reinforced. Real-world examples are presented which helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. Useful career information is also included. [ Book Required ]

CJ 335   Criminology 3 Semester Hours

This course is intended to provide an overview of the sociological perspectives of crime and the related aspects of human behavior. Topics covered include theories, social-structural theories, methods of criminology, punishment, AIDS and policing. [ Book Required ]

MKT 335   Principles of Selling 3 Semester Hours

This course offers proven fundamentals and new practices needed to succeed in today’s information economy. Students are introduced to comprehensive coverage of strategic selling, value-added selling, and partnering. This course focuses on value creation in personal selling. [ Book Required ]

MGT 340   Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides students with a traditional approach to planning, leading, organizing, and controlling topics. Management challenges related to issues such as people, ethics, diversity, the global environment and quality are featured. The course also presents insightful information of the digital dimensioning process. [ Book Required ]

CJ 340   Introduction to Corrections 3 Semester Hours

A study examining the entire correctional system from law enforcement through the administration of justice, probation, parole and correctional institutions. [ Book Required ]

BUS 345   Business Ethics 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on the concerns and issues of today’s challenging business environment. This course provides a framework that can be used to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues in business decision making. [ Book Required ]

HR 348   Human Relations at Work 3 Semester Hours

This course provides up-to-date information on human relations developments. It discusses techniques for developing and maintaining organizational efficiency and effectiveness. [ Book Required ]

BUS 350   Public Relations 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an inside look at the practice of public relations. This course is all about building relationships. Emphasis is on the principles, processes and practices that lead to building positive relationships. [ Book Required ]

CJ 355   Community Policing and Problem Solving 3 Semester Hours

This course discusses up-to-date information on community policing and problem-oriented policing. It explores operational perspectives and provides examples of existing strategies and further considerations. [ Book Required ]

FIN 355   Business Finance 3 Semester Hours

This course covers the three major financial areas: Institutions and Markets, Investments, and Financial Management. This course provides a valuable overview and a solid foundation of the major concepts of the discipline. [ Book Required ]

MKT 358   Promotional Marketing 3 Semester Hours

This course teaches advertising by taking theory and applying it to what is going on in advertising agencies. The course focuses on EFFIE-Award winners. These award winners reveal client goals and how these goals were achieved. [ Book Required ]

CJ 360   Introduction to Police Administration 3 Semester Hours

This course begins with the evolution of American policing and ends with changes and the future. Topics include politics, organizational theory, leadership, communication, human resource management and many others. [ Book Required ]

INT 360   International Business 3 Semester Hours

This course applies a cross-functional approach to the study of international business. The course introduces a practical side of international business. It focuses on the global manager, world business consumers and also entrepreneurial and small business topics. The cultural aspect is addressed early and often throughout the course. [ Book Required ]

MGT 365   Risk Management 3 Semester Hours

This course covers concepts of risk management, legal principles, property and liability. This course is in tune with changes faced by the nation and provides current insurance information. Primary emphasis is on the insurance consumer, addressing personal risk management and financial planning. The course also discusses corporate risk management including enterprise risk management, loss forecasting and financial analysis in decision making. [ Book Required ]

CJ 370   Criminal Investigation 3 Semester Hours

Course addresses major topics including investigation techniques, crimes against persons, crimes against property, organized crime, gangs and the investigator’s role in the judicial process. Includes proven techniques in all forms of investigations. [ Book Required ]

HRM 370   HR: Issues, Decision-Making and Challenges 3 Semester Hours

This course emphasizes the strategic role of human resources. It focuses on current topics such as work teams, broad banding, competency-based pay systems, job security and violence in the workplace. The course also provides information on how organizational commitment affects production, quality and service [ Book Required ]

BUS 380   Special Topics in Business Administration 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 380   Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 425   Corrections in America 3 Semester Hours

Discusses the dynamics of corrections that encourages attention in the field. Includes correctional context, practice and issues and perspectives. “Real-life” examples are presented. [ Book Required ]

FIN 425   Investment Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a survey of the important areas of investments. It establishes an appropriate theoretical base of investments while simultaneously applying this theory to real world examples.
[ Book Required ]

INT 430   Global Marketing 3 Semester Hours

This course covers the essential concepts of global marketing. It includes real-life examples and cases. The course discusses how global marketers must be able to navigate among varied cultures. The effects that government policy can have on international markets and global marketing are also discussed. The course provides excellent regional balance. [ Book Required ]

CJ 435   Policing in America 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an overview of contemporary police work. It introduces students to a better understanding of the relationship between police and society. It also focuses on critical concerns facing American police. [ Book Required ]

ORG 435   Organizational Behavior Structure and Processes 3 Semester Hours

This course presents theories, research, results and applications that focus on managing organizational behavior in small, large and global organizations. [ Book Required ]

CJ 440   Criminal Procedure 3 Semester Hours

Course provides practical guidelines for criminal justice professionals with respect to the legal aspects of their daily duties. Major issues addressed are individual rights, criminal court system, arrest warrants, consent search, to mention a few. [ Book Required ]

HRM 440   Training Strategies and Practices 3 Semester Hours

This course provides students a solid background in the fundamentals of training and development, needs assessment methods and evaluation. The strategic role of training is presented as are up-to-date developments in training and research and in practice. [ Book Required ]

BUS 445   Leadership in Organizations 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to provide insight into leadership research, findings and practice. The course places emphasis on application and skill building. The course includes an array of opinions of practitioners, consultants and authors who base their conclusions on observations. Various leadership roles and personal qualities of leaders are introduced. [ Book Required ]

CJ 445   Criminal Evidence 3 Semester Hours

A study of important rules concerning evidence. Focus is on the use of rules in criminal proceedings. Includes: published sources of law, the rule against hearsay, confessions, opinions, expertise and experts. Discussion on scientific evidence is included. [ Book Required ]

INT 448   Global Human Resource Management 3 Semester Hours

This course covers key topics in International Human Resource Management. It discusses issues and theories which managers must handle as they sustain a competitive advantage. The course states that international business is high on management’s list of priorities and that finding the human resources required to implement a global strategy is of critical importance. [ Book Required ]

CJ 450   Criminal Law 3 Semester Hours

Presents the study of criminal law including topics on misdemeanors, organized crime, drugs, hate crimes and other offenses. Also includes discussions of common law, federal law and the Model Penal Code.
[ Book Required ]

MGT 450   Supervisory Management 3 Semester Hours

This course emphasizes the supervisor’s role in managing and dealing with change. It also places emphasis on all aspects of a supervisor’s impact on productivity. Students are exposed to real-world applications and real-life incidents that supervisors must solve. A section on handling conflict and stress is also included. [ Book Required ]

MGT 452   Sales Management 3 Semester Hours

This course covers the concepts and theories associated with managing a sales force. The course discusses how the Internet is impacting salespeople, personal selling and the management of the sales function in the firm. Focus is also on leadership, organization, team selling and training for sales managers. [ Book Required ]

INT 454   International Organizational Behavior 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to international organizational behavior and management. It presents a unique cultural perspective on the roots of organizational behavior around the world. Comparative perspectives of work motivation and leadership are discussed. An explanation of the changes which are reshaping organizations is also included. [ Book Required ]

BUS 456   E-Commerce 3 Semester Hours

This course describes the essentials of electronic commerce. It also assesses major opportunities, limitations, issues and risks. This course provides all the basic definitions as well as logical support. The course takes a managerial orientation. Students are presented examples from large corporations, small businesses, government and not-for-profit agencies. [ Book Required ]

CJ 459   Drugs Crime Society 3 Semester Hours

Focuses on the critical areas of America’s drug problem. Some topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade and drug legalization and discrimination.
[ Book Required ]

BUS 460   Entrepreneurial Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an introduction to the processes of new venture creation. It explains the creative process entrepreneurs use to generate ideas and to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 460   Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

This course presents current information on major topics of interest in Criminal Justice. Stress is a continuing issue. Other important issues include deviant behavior, crime and the political process, and murder and injury of police officers. [ Book Required ]

HRM 462   Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining 3 Semester Hours

This course presents a basic understanding of unionism and the union-management process. The course focuses on the negotiations and administration of labor agreements. Bargaining issues are also presented. [ Book Required ]

INT 465   International Management 3 Semester Hours

This course applies management concepts and technique to firms working in multinational, multi-cultural environments. The course is research based. It presents a balance between culture, strategy and behavior. [ Book Required ]

CJ 469   Supervision of Police Personnel 3 Semester Hours

This course is designed to provide a range of information about the role of the supervisor in the law enforcement system. It takes a straight-forward look at the responsibilities of supervisors and the effective methods in which they have for fulfilling these responsibilities. [ Book Required ]

MKT 470   Consumer Purchasing and Behavior 3 Semester Hours

This course presents a balanced and global study of people and the products that help shape their identities. Consumer behavior is an applied science. This course will provide an understanding of why people buy things, their motivation and how consumption activities contribute to the social world.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 472   Proactive Management 3 Semester Hours

Emphasis includes the duties and responsibilities of the police supervisor, personnel problems and handling complaints, grievances and disciplinary problems. Principles in leadership, communication and techniques of teaching are presented. [ Book Required ]

HRM 472   Strategic Compensation 3 Semester Hours

This course provides detailed information of the art of compensation practice and its role in promoting companies’ competitive advantage. [ Book Required ]

CJ 475   The Police Manager 3 Semester Hours

This course provides step-by-step procedures to help administrators fulfill responsibilities and perform their duties effectively. The course also discusses the behavioral aspects of police management and modern management. It introduces a wide range of topics with which police managers should be familiar.br [ Book Required ]

HRM 475   Staffing Processes and Strategies 3 Semester Hours

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of staffing for organizational effectiveness and staffing strategy decision-making. Up-to-date research, practices, and legal issues are included to provide current information and reinforce issues in staffing. [ Book Required ]

BUS 478   Strategic Management 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on the organization as a whole and its interactions with its environment. It presents concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. It also discusses social responsibility and ethics. Strategic issues such as technology/innovation and entrepreneurship are also emphasized. [ Book Required ]

BUS 480   Special Topics in Business Administration 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 480   Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

CJ 600   Police Administration and Management 3 Semester Hours

Complete coverage and comprehensive course study in police administration other aspects of police work. Major subjects are addressed in the text such as police professionalization, politics and administration. [ Book Required ]

CJ 604   Justice Administration 3 Semester Hours

A comprehensive study that encompasses all three components of the Criminal Justice system: police, courts and corrections and also other contemporary administrative issues. It also includes a look at the challenges of the future. [ Book Required ]

CJ 605   Organizational Theory and Management 3 Semester Hours

This course presents an analysis of criminal justice administration. It introduces a combination of theory and research. This course was designed with the active criminal justice professional in mind. Its purpose is to increase the effectiveness and productivity of criminal justice organizations. [ Book Required ]

MAM 605   Developing Management Competencies 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on the essential skills all managers should possess in order to be successful and improve competency in a managerial role. This course provides the opportunity for students to complete assessments of their skills to better manage life and relationships and to continually improve competencies. This course will assist you in developing and enlarging your management skills and how to foster productive growth-producing relationships with others in your work setting. [ Book Required ]

MGT 610   Information Management in Business 3 Semester Hours

This course discusses the changing demands in today’s fast-paced organizations by relating management information systems to management and the organization. The focus is understanding from a business viewpoint. [ Book Required ]

CJ 612   Juvenile Justice 3 Semester Hours

A study course that presents a comprehensive overview of the juvenile justice philosophy and procedure in a no-nonsense forum. Presents the Uniform Juvenile Court Act, the Gault, the Kent and the Windship decisions in their entirety. [ Book Required ]

ACC 620   Managerial Accounting 3 Semester Hours

Contains a rich variety of problem material ranging from simple to challenging. Cases and comprehensive problems are introduced. Some areas covered are: essentials of cost and managerial accounting, cost definitions, cost behavior and cost estimates. Also includes, capital budgeting income tax effects on capital budgets as well as quantitative methods for managers. [ Book Required ]

CJ 622   Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3 Semester Hours

This course discusses how countries around the world have organized their police, courts and correctional agencies. The course presents a rationale for studying other systems of justice and crime as a world problem. This course allows students to reach a better understanding of comparative and international issues. [ Book Required ]

MAM 628   Accounting for Business Systems 3 Semester Hours

This course provides an array of accounting terms, concepts and applications used to develop financial information which can be used in both external and internal reports. The course provides students with a working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting. Students will be able to use this accounting information to make decisions in both the financial and managerial decision processes. The focus of the course will be on accounting reports which will aid managers in how to interpret information related to planning, evaluating performance, and making decisions. [ Book Required ]

CJ 630   Criminal Investigation: Restructuring the Past 3 Semester Hours

Provides sound methods for reconstructing a past event based on three major sources of information: people, physical evidence and records. Introduces newer technological advances in the field.
[ Book Required ]

MKT 630   Marketing Management 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on business level marketing strategy and utilizes four key dimensions to broaden the understanding of marketing management including customer satisfaction and market strategies planning. Students will have the opportunity to analyze markets and the marketing environment as well as develop marketing strategies. Communication value managing and social responsibility are also addressed.
[ Book Required ]

MBA 635   Business Ethics and Responsibilities 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on ethical issues, obligations and responsibilities in the business arena. Moral concepts related to practical ethical decision-making are discussed as are obligations of business to society and community. [ Book Required ]

MGT 637   Organizational Behavior Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides future managers and current managers with information about people and their behavior within the context of the business environment. Provides students up-to-date information on current trends in business and issues affecting businesses today. Some areas of focus are: employee support policies, reward systems, procedural justice, high-performance teams, and goal framing effects. It also highlights the global nature of today’s business world. [ Book Required ]

ORG 637   Organizational Behavior Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides future managers and current managers with information about people and their behavior within the context of the business environment. Provides students up-to-date information on current trends in business and issues affecting businesses today. Some areas of focus are: employee support policies, reward systems, procedural justice, high-performance teams, and goal framing effects. It also highlights the global nature of today’s business world. [ Book Required ]

HR 638   Issues in Human Relations 3 Semester Hours

This course offers students a comprehensive treatment of human relations in the workplace. Major issues in human relations are thoroughly defined. Students will gain understanding of what it takes to become a successful employee and manager. Focus is on quality, teamwork, diversity, productivity, ethics. The need to balance demands of family and work are addressed. Recent issues that impact business are included.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 640   Administration of Corrections 3 Semester Hours

Discusses the practical application of acceptable principles and procedures in the correctional setting. Includes: inmate processing and culture. [ Book Required ]

ECO 642   Managerial Economics 3 Semester Hours

This course explores the use of economic analysis in making business decisions involving the use of an organization’s scarce resources. The course explains that managerial economics can predict how external economic changes can cause internal economic changes in business organizations. The nature and scope of the subject is presented. [ Book Required ]

ORG 645   Organizational Theory and Design 3 Semester Hours

This course presents comprehensive, current learning information of theoretical advances in organizational theory: restructuring and downsizing, reengineering, and network structure. The student is provided in-depth coverage of advanced information technologies and their effects on organizational design. Additional areas of interest are: managing of innovation and change, culture and ethics, decision-making and organizational learning, and organization conflict. [ Book Required ]

MAM 648   Global Management 3 Semester Hours

This course explores the dynamic global environment of business management by exploring the political, legal, technological, competitive, and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide. The course includes current research, events and global developments. Students are exposed to the recent trends that are affecting international business managers in today’s hypercompetitive global environment. This course includes comprehensive cases which helps students keep pace with the ever-changing global business.
[ Book Required ]

CJ 650   Deviant Behavior 3 Semester Hours

A study of deviant behavior as an inescapable feature of modern, complex society. Incorporates contemporary issues with theories of deviant behavior. Case information included. [ Book Required ]

MGT 651   Management and Leadership 3 Semester Hours

This course presents comprehensive information of major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. It also provides advice and practical suggestions for business leaders to improve leadership skills. [ Book Required ]

CJ 655   Perspectives in Criminology 3 Semester Hours

Discusses the traditional areas of criminology and addresses popular topics such as policy debate, deterrence and incapacitation, race and social class, rights of the accused. [ Book Required ]

FIN 655   Financial Management 3 Semester Hours

This course presents practical information for corporate financial management. It defines objectives of financial decision-making and the tactics and strategies for achieving them. A global perspective is presented. An excellent course for managers and professionals facing executive challenges of financial analysis and reasoning. [ Book Required ]

HRM 657   Human Resources Strategic Issues 3 Semester Hours

This course provides information on strategic issues that challenge human resource managers. This course enlarges on the basic knowledge students will have already learned and integrates new challenges for the human resource personnel. [ Book Required ]

MGT 659   Management The 21st Century 3 Semester Hours

This course combines management and organizational behavior. It presents an effective integration of theory and application and offers students a more accurate reflection of the responsibilities faced by today’s managers. It introduces a new management paradigm and builds managerial competencies by focusing on knowledge areas: planning and monitoring systems; organizing tasks, people and culture; and leading and empowering people. It focuses students’ attention on the changing world of management and how managing in the future may be different than managing today. [ Book Required ]

CJ 660   Criminal Behavior 3 Semester Hours

A complete study on criminal justice and social psychological analysis as applicable to the criminal justice profession. Major issues addressed include theoretical issues, social psychology and the law, the offender’s decision and the victim’s decision to report crime and much more. [ Book Required ]

MGT 661   Supervision of a Diverse Workforce and Teams 3 Semester Hours

This course provides outstanding information on supervision techniques as it explores principles of management, planning, staffing, organizing, leading and controlling people and operations. There is a strong emphasis on application to real on-the-job situations. It integrates teamwork, quality and ethical themes. [ Book Required ]

HRM 663   Effective Human Resource Management 3 Semester Hours

This course provides students with the technical background needed to become a successful human resource professional, to effectively manage human resources and explains the importance of being a knowledgeable consumer of human resource services and products. The course emphasizes how managers can effectively acquire, develop, compensate and manage the internal and external environment that relates to the management of human resources. [ Book Required ]

CJ 665   Research Methods 3 Semester Hours

Presents a survey of research methods including research design, measurement, experimental and data collection and analysis. Emphasis is on interpreting and critically evaluating research in Criminal Justice.
[ Book Required ]

MAM 665   Management for Quality and Excellence 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and historical foundation of total quality. There is a strong emphasis on high-performance management practices. Students will be exposed to the Malcolm Baldridge Award, ISO 9000, Six Sigma, strategic leadership, strategic work system design, also workforce engagement. [ Book Required ]

MAM 668   Human Resource Management for Managers 3 Semester Hours

This course investigates and assesses selected critical human resource issues, functions, and approaches that practicing managers’ use. The course focuses on strong organizing themes including areas of planning, recruitment, legal compliance, performance appraisal, training / development, and mentoring / empowerment. An organizing structure which emphasizes the HR Triad is presented throughout the course. The underlying message conveys that understanding effective human resource management requires mutual understanding and collaboration among HR professionals, managers, and all other employees. [ Book Required ]

MBA 670   Legal Environment of Business 3 Semester Hours

Course has several objectives including describing the areas of law that seem to be of greatest importance to business managers, legal environment topics that managers may frequently deal with as well as the basic core of business law topics. Course extensively uses real-world examples in an integrated fashion to assist the student in bringing the environment of business law into focus. A global perspective is also discussed. [ Book Required ]

MGT 672   Strategic Management 3 Semester Hours

This course focuses on skill building in all the major areas of strategy formulation. The course offers three themes: global factors, information technology, and preserving the natural environment. [ Book Required ]

CJ 674   Negotiations: Crisis and Hostage 3 Semester Hours

Combines principles and applications from criminal justice, psychology, communications, business and other disciplines into a framework for hostage negotiation. [ Book Required ]

MAM 674   Managing Change in Organizations 3 Semester Hours

This course offers students and professionals a variety of change approaches. It introduces reflective questions for change managers to consider when handling issues. This course will build critical thinking skills that will enable the business person to adapt to changing demands and skills in managing changes.
[ Book Required ]

MAM 676   Designing and Executing Strategy 3 Semester Hours

This course examines core concepts and analytical tools of strategic management. The course highlights strategy-related development which penetrates many industries and the world economy. A few areas included in the course are evaluating a company’s competitive position, strategies for competing in foreign markets, diversification, corporate culture and leadership, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. [ Book Required ]

CJ 680   Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

DSC 680   Managerial Decision Processes 3 Semester Hours

The primary focus of this course is on strategic decision-making made by middle and upper levels of management, particularly in a multi-disciplinary context. The curriculum provides a collection of theories that apply to both public and private enterprise. Strategic decisions made by top management including determinants for successful strategic choices are examined. [ Book Required ]

MAM 682   Special Topics in Management 3 Semester Hours

Special Topics in Management [ Book Required ]

MBA 682   Special Topics in Business 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]

OM 682   Special Topics in Organizational Management 3 Semester Hours

Subject to faculty approval. A project or independent paper that will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific subject. [ Book Required ]