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BUS  100 - Launch into Business (4)

Faculty have chosen topics about which they are especially passionate and informed. That sense of urgency and excitement ignites instructor-student interaction and results in profound learning experiences. Individual course topics will vary, but all will involve students in critical thinking about the intersection of business, ethics, world societies, and the environment. In the process, students learn to discuss and use basic business concepts and trends.
Degree restricted to BS in Business Administration.

BUS  181 - Hospitality Professional Development (2)

This course is designed for newly declared Hospitality Industry Management majors/minors to begin their progression process through the Hospitality Industry Management Program. The focus of this course is career preparation in Hospitality Management so done by developing one's career portfolio, identifying industry-related areas of interest through a series of professional skills assessments administered by USF Career Services, and developing an action plan to launch their 800-hour industry-related work experience requirement for graduation in this major.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  188 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Professional Development (4)

Lecture This is a survey course to introduce students to the broad scope of the hospitality industry while previewing careers in the industry and gaining an understanding of the role of management of hospitality services. Career Lab The focus of this Career Lab is career preparation in management in the Hospitality Industry. This is the section in which the 800-hour Hospitality Industry-related work/internship experience requirement for graduation is launched. Students will identify industry-related areas of career interest through a series of professional skills assessments administered by USF Career Services, develop their career portfolio, and will develop an action plan to launch their 800-hour industry-related work experience requirement for graduation in this major.
Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors, and Hospitality Management majors and minors; Freshman, Junior, Sophomore, and Senior classes

BUS  195 - Family Business (4)

This course reviews family business basics and family dynamics. Understand family business as a social and economic entity and as a career option. Develop career planning skills and design a personalized career success plan that extends through and beyond college. Learn about family businesses and their growth and development.
Restricted to Freshman class

BUS  198 - Independent Study: Internship (1 - 4)

By special permission.

BUS  201 - Principles of Financial Accounting (4)

Preparation of financial statements, use of financial information for investment-related decisions. Accounting for cash, receivables and payables, inventory, plant assets, intangibles, liabilities, debt, and owners' equity. Analysis of financial statements.
Restricted to Business Administration majors, General Business minors, Entrepreneurship and Innovation majors, Entrepreneurship majors, Undeclared Business majors, Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors, Marketing majors, International Business majors, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship majors, Hospitality Management majors and minors, Accounting majors, and Finance majors; exclude Freshman class

BUS  202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (4)

Preparation and use of accounting information for management decision making. Internal accounting systems and procedures. Managerial accounting reports: budgets, profit performance reports, costing systems, control reports, analytical reports.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  204 - Quantitative Business Analysis (4)

Data analysis and modeling using spreadsheet software to support management decision making, including: simple and multiple regression models; forecasting; business simulation models; decision analysis; and optimization models for resource allocation.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  283 - Introduction to the Hospitality Management (2)

A survey course to introduce the students to the various components of and issues relating to management of hospitality services. Topics that will be covered are food service, lodging, and tourism. The focus of this course will be on learning about careers in the industry, making connections with industry professionals, and exposing students to the possibilities and problems in this dynamic and ever-changing industry.

BUS  284 - Conference and Events Planning (2)

Course will survey a variety of events and the process of bringing innovative conference and event ideas to reality. Learning activities include: event project life cycle, project management process, venue/site selection, event proposal preparation process, risk management process, contract management process, and sustainability.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  294 - Honors: Quantitative Business Analysis (4)

Data analysis and modeling using spreadsheet software to support management decision making, including: simple and multiple regression models; forecasting; business simulation models; decision analysis; and optimization models for resource allocation.

BUS  301 - The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (4)

An introduction to law and the legal system as it affects organizational structures and managerial decision-making in both the business and non-profit sectors. Topics include legal processes, constitutional law, business crimes and torts, property and contracts.
Restrictions exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  302 - Marketing Principles (4)

This course introduces fundamental marketing concepts and theories and demonstrates their applications and practices. Topics include market and competitive analysis, market segmentation and targeting, product positioning, brand and product management, pricing issues, advertising and promotion campaigns, and channels of distribution. Cases, presentations and assignments are used to highlight these topics, illustrate marketing concepts and theories in practices, and allow students to apply them in real and simulated company situations.
Restricted to Accounting majors, Business Administration majors, General Business minors, Entrepreneurship and Innovation majors, Undeclared Business majors, Finance majors, Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors, Marketing majors, International Business majors, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship majors, Advertising majors and minors, and Entrepreneurship majors; Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  304 - Management and Organizational Dynamics (4)

Covers the theory and practice of management and organizational dynamics with emphasis on meeting the challenges of a changing work place environment. Topics include: the managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling and the study of personal and group behavior in organizations. Course themes are: diversity in the work place, globalization, ethics and social responsiveness, changing technology and effective management of these challenges.
Restricted to Business Administration majors, General Business minors, Entrepreneurship and Innovation majors, Undeclared Business majors, Finance majors, Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors, Marketing majors, International Business majors, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship majors, Accounting majors, and Entrepreneurship majors; exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  305 - Financial Management (4)

Description of the role of finance in the organization and operation of the firm, including an overview of the global economic and financial environment. The focus of the course will be on value: addressing value creation, real asset and financial asset valuation, and sources of financing. Students will analyze financial statement information, cash flow forecasts, and financing projections to recommend value-creating decisions.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  308 - Systems in Organizations (4)

A study of production systems in organizations. Integration of human, technical, and information systems as parts of the process of the creation and distribution of goods and services. Supply chain management, process design, project management, quality control, information and work force management.
Restrictions exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  311 - Advanced Business Law (4)

A continuation of analysis of the cases and statutes that affect the business enterprise. Topics include agency, partnerships, corporations, securities, commercial transactions, franchises, international business transactions, professional liability, and the law of wills, trusts and estates.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  312 - Business Ethics (4)

This course offers an introduction to the study of business and organizational ethics at the upper-division level. Although the material will focus on contemporary literature in business and organizational ethics, a key objective of the course will be to encourage personal engagement with, and independent critical thinking about, topics in business and organizational ethics through a living dialogue with themes from the venerable philosophical and theological traditions of ethics that students encounter in their other courses in the university's core curriculum.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  313 - Employment Law for Managers (4)

This course provides a managerial perspective on legal aspects of employment relationships not subject to collective bargaining agreements. The emphasis is upon the managerial implications of legal standards that set the boundaries for the employment relationship. Topics include employment discrimination by race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability, employment at-will, wrongful termination, and pre-employment recruitment, screening and selection.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  314 - Personal Law (4)

A practical and applied course, designed to cover a wide variety of legal topics pertinent to everyday life; topics including small claims, personal injury, consumer law, criminal law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant law, copyright and patent law, and malpractice. Objectives include familiarizing students with the laws and court system so that they can function more effectively in their chosen professions and become more informed and legally wise citizens.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  316 - Real Estate Practice (4)

An exposition of the practical aspects of real estate brokerages including licensing standards, professional ethics, property evaluation, marketing and client services. Field trip and practicum experiences in the current real estate industry.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  317 - Principles of Real Estate (4)

Basic legal, financial, and tax aspects of real estate transactions, including cash flow, equity, leverage, appraisal, contract drafting, negotiations, acquisition, record keeping, tax- deferred exchanges, and residence sales.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  319 - Special Topic: Entrepreneurial Law (4)

Elective for Entrepreneurship major Elective for Marketing major "This course is designed to help students develop the managerial capability of legal astuteness. It requires a set of value-laden attitudes, a proactive approach, the exercise of informed judgment, context-specific knowledge of the law, and the appropriate application of legal tools. The legal dimensions of business should not be treated as an after-thought or ad- on to the business strategy development process. Unfortunately, managers who lack the ability to integrate law into the development of strategy and of action plans can place the firm at a competitive disadvantage and imperil its economic viability. You will learn how to recognize and deal with such situations, which will result in positive business results for the company and for you personally."
Colleges restricted to College of Arts and Sci (Arts) and College of Arts and Sci (Sci) and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  320 - Intermediate Accounting I (4)

Theory and practice underlying income measurement and the determination of financial position of business entities. Principles of accounting applicable to working capital, plant assets and current liabilities
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  321 - Intermediate Accounting II (4)

Theory and practice underlying income measurement and the determination of financial position of business entities. Principles of accounting applicable to long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, cash flows and reporting issues.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  322 - Cost Accounting (4)

The study of product cost flows, accounting for labor, materials and overhead; job-order and process cost accounting; the budgeting process, and standard cost accounting.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  323 - Federal Taxation I (2)

Detailed study of the Federal income tax law and regulations, tax implications of business transactions, tax planning, and the preparation of income tax returns.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  328 - Special Topics: Accounting (2 - 4)

Study of selected accounting topics. Subject matter will vary with instructor. Offered intermittently.

BUS  329 - Accounting Information Systems (2)

The analysis and design of accounting systems with an emphasis on internal controls. Includes lab work in financial accounting systems applications, pro forma financial planning spreadsheet models, and data base applications in a microcomputer/mainframe environment.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  330 - Investment Analysis (4)

The determinants of investment decisions for institutional as well as individual investors are analyzed and different assets such as money market accounts, bonds, and common stocks are evaluated. Multi-asset portfolio management: selection of securities, monitoring and performance represents a significant portion of this course.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  331 - Intermediate Corporate Finance (4)

A continuation of managerial finance, with emphasis on problem solving and case-study methodology. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and capital structure.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  332 - Financial Institutions and Markets (4)

Examines the nature and regulatory structure of key financial institutions and markets. Principal focus is on US financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, venture capital firms, insurance companies, pension plans and mutual funds. Course explores the global nature of debt and equity markets, financial derivative instruments and markets, and the regulatory role of government, including the central bank.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  333 - Financial Statement Analysis (4)

Analysis of financial statements, and how this information is used to support loan applications, public offering prospectuses, industry analysis, and market analysis. Special emphasis is placed on valuation, forecasting, financial leverage, profitability analysis, and working capital topics. Case studies are used to illustrate key concepts and applications
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  339 - Special Topics in Finance (4)

Specialized topics in finance. Topical areas provide in-depth coverage of special and/or current interest which give the student a better insight into the broad field of finance. Examples include Insurance and Risk Management; Options and Futures; Investments in the Pacific Rim.

BUS  342 - Human Resource Management (2)

Principles and techniques of the development and maintenance of sound personnel relations; selection; placement; general morale; comparative analysis of various wage systems.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  343 - Digital Media in Business (2)

Digital Media in Business is about making and sharing digital media to help understand technology that impacts businesses today. The student will be introduced to digital media that affects marketing, branding, and the corporate image. Expected topics include: digital media using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, flickr, blogs, Google maps, online video, Yelp, Google docs, and Wikipedia. Readings and discussions about digital media theory and how it affects businesses will accompany the production of media. A digital semester project is expected.

BUS  344 - Essentials of Business Stats (4)

BA 344 is offered to students who wish to develop his/her ability to understand and apply modern statistical methods. Spreadsheets and statistics software are used to eliminate number grinding while rigorously emphasizing the conceptual understanding of the course materials. Real databases that include U.S. financial housing market costs, United Nations health data by country, as well as the latest performance and salary data from professional sports organizations of the NFL, NBA, and MLB are employed throughout the course.

BUS  345 - Sustainable Business (4)

Sustainable businesses seek to balance the necessity of economic achievement with environmental quality and social justice. This elective is designed for students who are interested in learning about the business strategies, management tools, and systems of measurement that emerge when companies embrace sustainable principles.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  349 - Creativity, Innovation, and Product Development (4)

This course explores creativity and innovation in business and personal life through lectures and discussions, group and individual activities and exercises, readings, case studies, guest speakers, field trips and written and oral assignments. Successfully completing the course means that students will: a. Become familiar with and successfully use techniques to enhance creativity and problem-solving activities as individuals and as members of teams b. Explore in-depth the creative framework and process underlying the invention/innovation of a specific, successful product (or service) of interest to the student and share insights gained with the class c. Work in a team to redesign a common household product applying techniques/concepts from the course d. Understand methods, practices and conditions useful at the organizational level to stimulate creativity and realize successful innovations
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  350 - International Business (4)

The economic, political, and legal environment of international business and how firms must adapt their strategies and operations as they internationalize. Emphasis is on the financial, production, and marketing challenges of multinational firms
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  351 - Japanese Business, Economy and Society (4)

Students will understand the economic, historical and sociological underpinnings of Japanese business. The cross-disciplinary approach will give provide a variety of insights into the world's second largest economy. Students will learn about the differences between Western and Japanese business culture and the impact it has on successful interaction with Japanese clients.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  359 - Special Topic: International Business (4)

Topical areas will be developed including international policy; global alliances; specialization in geographic areas; international economic studies.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  360 - Marketing Research (4)

Introduction to the role of marketing research in various marketing decisions. Topics include identification of information needed, types of research designs, methods of data collection, interpretation of findings, evaluation of research, and relationship of research to marketing concerns and actions.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  361 - Integrated Marketing Communications: Promotion, Advertising and Public Relations (4)

This course examines advertising, promotions, and public relations with an emphasis on integrated marketing communications as a tool of business. The process involves an intensive investiga¬tion of the underlying ideas, principles, and concepts that may be used to inform customers of the availability and attributes of its products and services. It includes a comprehensive overview of promotional activities and tactics to provide students with the information needed to understand the process and benefits of a successful IMC campaign.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  362 - Multicultural Marketing (4)

Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American populations have grown over five times faster than non-Hispanic white consumers in the past decade. This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the cultural diversity in US markets and to apply marketing principles to multicultural segments. It explores synergistic multicultural marketing campaigns and how marketers can connect a general marketing campaign with multicultural consumers.
Restricted to Undergraduate level; Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  363 - Consumer Behavior (4)

A study of individual and group buying behavior with an emphasis on the consumer as the focal point of the economic system. An interdisciplinary approach draws on insight from economics and the behavioral sciences. Includes application to practical marketing situations.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  364 - Brand Strategy and Product Management (4)

This course explores branding from a consumer perspective and provides insight into how profitable brand strategies are developed for the purposes of attracting and maintaining customers. The relationship between brands and products is also examined to better understand how market offerings are shaped to fill specific consumer needs. Through this course students will come to understand the role that brands and products play in today’s marketing environment.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  365 - Behavioral Pricing (4)

This course addresses strategic and behavioral pricing issues and identifies profit-boosting changes in pricing practices. The aim is to equip students with proven techniques, frameworks, concepts and theories for assessing and formulating behavioral pricing strategies. Students learn the process of making pricing decisions and explore innovative behavioral approaches for setting prices.

BUS  367 - Marketing and Society (4)

(Marketing Elective) This course explores the theory and practice of responsible marketing, addressing the interrelated areas of corporate social responsibility and marketing ethics and the emergent area of social marketing. It examines the impact of established marketing techniques and practices on the promotion of social well-being and behavioural change. You will identify key ethical issues involved in marketing decision-making and the responsibilities of organizations to their stakeholders, including the wider community. Elements of marketing management (such as communications, research and planning) are examined within this wider framework at both a domestic and international level.

BUS  368 - Global Distribution and Channel Management (4)

With distribution now representing around half of almost every industry's activities, optimizing routes to market has never been so important. This course covers both the tactical and strategic dimensions of channel economics and provides information on accessing and servicing markets and customers, controlling brands, integrating web and online channels, building the value proposition and creating differentiation.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  369 - Special Topics in Marketing (4)

This course represents a overview of data analytics from a marketing perspective on four levels: strategically, functionally, methodologically, and technologically. It is designed for students who might seek employment in the analytics arena as well as for students who want to broaden their understanding of the field. Topics may include Factor analysis, conjoint analysis and applying metrics to the marketing mix.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  370 - Internet Business Applications (4)

Use of internet-based services, web platforms, and open source software to support business processes, exchange information, and collaborate. Use of web services, content management, collaboration tools, payments, search, keyword advertising, interfaces with e-commerce exchanges, basic security and analytics. Evaluation of business benefits. For general management student; assumes no more technical background that BADM 308 (Systems in Organizations).
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  374 - Technological Perspectives for Business (2 - 4)

In a forum which allows those aspiring to leadership roles in the use of technology in business to meet with the future users of that technology, the course will seek to develop: 1) sophistication about technology and its use; 2) build practical context for evolutionary use of technology, and 3) practice in the personal and organizational use of technology. The focus of the course will be on technological tools for the future which are available now in the telecommunications, computing and multimedia domains.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  377 - Nuts and Bolts of Entrepreneurship (4)

Learning Objective: To introduce students to the personal implications and practical aspects of being an entrepreneur - actually identifying, starting, and running a business. The phrase, "Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground," represents the class theme that combines the ambition and vision of the entrepreneur with the realistic business skills that turn a vision into a business reality. Course Overview: A BROAD SURVEY of the requirements and realities of entrepreneurship including: idea creation, basic analytical skills in making business decisions, and the concrete actions to turn a plan into a successful company. Topics include: -Understanding the personal implications and impacts of being an entrepreneur -Idea creation -Strategic management: analyzing markets and competitors with the goal of identifying business opportunities -Forming the business in light of legal and financial / tax factors -The nuts and bolts of building a start-up: financing the venture, hiring and managing employees, real estate, sales and marketing The course will use a combination of: lecture, discussion, case analysis, quantitative problem solving, role-play, student presentations, and guest speakers.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  378 - Family Business (4)

This course reviews family business basics and family dynamics. Understand family business as a social and economic entity and as a career option. Develop career planning skills and design a personalized career success plan that extends through and beyond college. Learn about family businesses and their growth and development.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  379 - Special Topics: Entrepreneurship (4)

Specialized topics in entrepreneurship.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  380 - Food-service, Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship (4)

This course is structured as a foundation course for the Hospitality Management student. It introduce student to the basics of culinary theories and the fundamental of cooking techniques. Students will complete an online course on safety and sanitation and receive a California Food Handler Card. Students will learn the development of modern food service, understand the organization of classic and modern Kitchen and how to write and cost recipes. They will learn how to appreciate the different types and style of menus. Student will study the basic of nutrition to incorporate healthy ingredients and techniques in cooking and menu construction. Students will study about management functions, styles and leadership roles in a foodservice operation setting. They will learn necessary skills to analyze different restaurant concepts and designs. Students will examine foodservice operation site selection, market analysis, menu development, competition analysis, equipment selection, staffing requirements, financial analysis, promotion and advertising. These learning outcomes will be demonstrated and evaluated through a semester-long entrepreneurial restaurant development project.

BUS  381 - Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts (2)

This course is structured as a foundation course for the Hospitality Management student. It provides the student with a survey of the major food groups, the skills to analyze restaurant concepts and an overview of the management functions in a restaurant.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  382 - Restaurant Entrepreneurship and Culinary Arts (2)

Study of foodservice operations including site selection, market analysis, menu development, competition analysis, equipment selection, staffing requirements, financial analysis, and promotion and advertising through a semester-long entrepreneurial restaurant development project. Methods of cooking and food preparation techniques and systems.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  383 - Greening the Hospitality Industry (2)

The purpose of this course is to make you aware of how tourism can affect, both positively and negatively, our environment, and what we can do to minimize the negative effects. The course will start with the topic of ecotourism, how it is defined and how it impacts local people and their environment. The course will then narrow in focus by studying the greening of our industry. What does it mean to be green? That question will be answered by specifically studying different sectors of the tourism industry (hotels, food and beverage, and meetings and events),how they can impact the environment and what actions we can take to minimize those impacts that are harmful to our environment.
Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors

BUS  384 - Hotel Operations and Service Management (2)

This course is an introduction to functional department activities and current isues in lodging operations, with an emphasis on rooms management, including reservation activities, night audit, housekeeping, service, and security.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  386 - Meeting and Event Planning (4)

This course is an introduction to the meeting and event planning industry. Students will learn about different elements of a meeting and event. Topics covered in the course include project management; customer relation management; program design; setting objectives; event site/venue selection; proposal preparation; risk management; global events; and sustainability. Students also work as volunteers for a USF organized event.
Restrictions exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  387 - Beverage Management (2)

This course provides an in depth study of beverage management in hotels, restaurants and beverage operations. Students will study responsible alcohol service through the ServSafe Alcohol training program, responsibility in marketing, managing and serving alcoholic beverages, the study of the production and quality assessment of alcoholic beverages, and health and social issues relating to alcoholic beverage consumption.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  388 - Services Management (4)

Marketing and management of hospitality firms provides an overview of managerial concepts and tools necessary to successfully operate and manage a hospitality service company. It introduces various managerial issues of global service companies that need to be integrated, such as operations, marketing, strategy, information technology and people. It focuses on the application of service marketing and management principles in the global hospitality industry context to help prepare students for management opportunities in service companies around the world and to provide students with the foundation to start their own service business.

BUS  389 - Fundamentals of Culinary Skills (2)

This is a course relating to the fundamental methods and theories that are the foundation of modern culinary skills with a hands-on application of cooking techniques. This is also a team menu course that will provide culinary situations that mirror workplace challenges. In the kitchen, team groups will prepare and serve several courses from specific menus. Students will learn about cooking skills and teamwork. They will understand how their work styles impact other team members. Focus will be on productivity and improved workplace dynamics. Students will approach situations with greater confidence, clarity and professionalism and will be motivated to embrace positive life skills. Topics of study will include knife skills, stock production, soup preparation, salad making, sauces, vegetables, main courses, dessert, and palate development. Emphasis will be placed on preparations and selection of healthy, sustainable choices in ingredients and products.
Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors, Hospitality Management majors and minors, and General Business minors

BUS  397 - International Study Tour (2 - 4)

Course Description USF students are accepted after a competitive application process. This course includes a ten days visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) centered on onsite engagements, with approximately 10 - 14 organizations, and a rich schedule of cultural and social events. Classes prior to the international departure include student prepared presentations on history, local customs, language and cultural values, as well as on various political, socioeconomic and technological factors in the UAE. Faculty might also engage film presentations/discussion, guest speakers and other resources. Deliverables at the end of the course include a summary of project work focused on one or more organizations and a reflection paper designed to enrich discussion during the last class several weeks after returning home. The course also includes an in-depth look at companies that will be visited during the trip. The schedule is co-created between students and faculty, who draw from his extensive personal database of public, private, non-profit, education and government organizations operating in the UAE. Learning Objectives This AGI will cultivate these components of global competency and improve each student's: Research capabilities to better comprehend cultural differences prior to international travel Empathy to see business-related issues from a worldly perspective Deeper knowledge of a region and its people Cross-cultural communication skills to work effectively in a different culture Understanding of the broad environmental dynamics and trends that affect developing economies, including the challenges in diversifying a society and economy Appreciation for the history, opportunities and risks of Gulf Region market Ability to discuss the globalization of commerce and the challenges of operating in a global environment Capacity to integrate cross-cultural insights in their BSBA courses

BUS  398 - Directed Study (1 - 4)

Individual student project, working directly with a faculty member intended to facilitate the research and study of topics not normally taught within the framework of the regular curriculum.

BUS  401 - Strategic Management (4)

Senior capstone course, which studies how organizations analyze and respond to changing external environmental condition, challenges, opportunities, and threats that are brought about by these changes. How organizations change direction and modify their resources to compete effectively in a constantly changing dynamic environment.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  406 - Entrepreneurial Management (4)

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a general understanding of the rationale, methodology and benefits of operating plans, as opposed to strategic plans which are studied in the Strategic Management course. This course integrates subjects previously learned throughout the business curriculum and requires the students to develop realistic cases of business plans. Examples of start-ups, small or medium sized firms and particular ventures within corporations (e.g., export/import project) will be adopted in this course to foster integration of business themes.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  420 - Auditing (4)

Objectives and responsibilities of the independent accountant in the examination of financial statements. Includes the audit process, legal and ethical issues in auditing, planning the audit, the study and evaluation of internal controls, designing audit programs, and preparing the audit report.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  422 - Federal Taxation II (2)

Income tax problems of partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts; formation and dissolution of partnerships and corporations; a study of the tax problems inherent in various contractual relationships.

BUS  428 - Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting (2)

The study of uses of fund accounting and the budgetary process in governmental entities. Financial reporting entity, elements of financial statements, and conceptual reporting issues for state and local governments. Accounting and financial reporting for both governmental and non-governmental not-for-profit organizations, including hospitals, colleges and universities, and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

BUS  429 - Contemporary Accounting Topics (4)

Conceptual and theoretical issues in accounting, including US and international standards. Evaluation of case studies and financial statements to improve working in small groups and written communication skills. Presentation skill, research skills and current issues facing the accounting profession will also be covered.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  430 - International Financial Management (4)

The international financial markets and financial decision-making in multinational firms. Study of capital budgeting and analysis of foreign investments, international capital markets and instruments, international investment, foreign currency hedging, working capital management, accounting, tax, and financial control systems in the multinational firm.

BUS  431 - Analysis of Global Business Conditions (4)

The primary objective is to develop a framework for analyzing the international macroeconomic environment, focusing on factors which influence fluctuations in GDP growth, interest rates, unemployment, inflation, and foreign exchange valuation. Using this framework, an in-depth analysis of current business conditions in selected regions of the global economy will be performed.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  432 - Entrepreneurial Finance (4)

Entrepreneurial Finance focuses on the financing options and strategies that are available for entrepreneurs and managers who are focused on growing their business. While capital is a necessary element of launching a venture the types of capital, the terms of financing, valuation of the enterprise, and follow-up financing alternatives can vary widely. This course will explore the various financing options and enable student entrepreneurs to decide upon which type of financing is most appropriate for their venture, the amount of financing necessary, financial forecasting and milestone planning, and the structuring of the financing contract.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  433 - Real Estate Finance and Investments (4)

Examines the fundamentals of income property finance and investment. Develops a framework for assessing, evaluating and structuring investments based upon the characteristics and risk profile of the real estate. Analyzes office, industrial, retail and multi-family investments, with an emphasis on financing issues. Explores traditional financing sources, as well as innovations in the real estate capital markets such as securitization, collateral mortgage obligations and real estate investment trusts.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  437 - Options and Futures (4)

This course covers forwards, futures, swaps, and options. By the end of the course, students will have good knowledge of how these products work, how they are used, how they are priced, and how financial institutions hedge their risks when they trade the products.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  439 - Senior Topic: Personal Finance (4)

Stages in a person’s financial lifetime; the “Age Matrix;” avoiding common financial problems; FICO scores; student loans; first job compensation considerations - benefits, 401(k) accounts, etc.; “Big Ticket” items – home, auto, etc.; personal tax basics; insurance; personal vs. institutional investing; online calculators and other resources.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  440 - Organizational Communication (4)

Presents the theory and practice of communication in an organizational setting with a focus on understanding the complexity of communication content, process, context, and outcomes through the lenses of history, culture, critical theory, technology and ethics.

BUS  441 - Leadership and Organizations (4)

Analyzes leadership styles with an emphasis on what constitutes effective leadership given the organization and its context. It focuses on how leaders emerge and assume responsibility within learning organizations while assessing leadership styles, values, and skills for empowering individuals as they confront organizational challenges. Visionary leadership within a framework of social responsibility will also be examined. Students study the structures and processes that formally and informally shape individual and organizational perspectives and behaviors. Emphasis is on relationships and interdependencies that impact organizational functioning and the organization’s ability to adapt to ambiguity and uncertainty.
Restrictions exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  442 - Team Processes and Decision-making (4)

Focuses on understanding group goals, roles and norms; identifying characteristics of effective groups; diagnosing dysfunctional group behavior; and applying communication and problem-solving models and techniques to improve group decision-making performance. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning through group service learning projects.

BUS  443 - Leading Organizational Change (4)

Develops the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for change catalysts/agents to influence change within a variety of organizational contexts while examining the internal and external forces impinging on complex organizations and work behavior.

BUS  449 - Special Topic: Management (4)

Specialized topics in management. Topical areas provide in-depth coverage of special and/or current interest which give the student a better insight into the broad field of management. Fall 2013: Cross-Culture Management examines workplace differences through the lens of culture. Ultimately, the questions we will seek to answer are: what issues might arise as a result of cultural differences and how both workers and managers might effectively deal with them? The class will be discussion based with the inclusion of cases, experiential exercises, and videos. Some topic areas I propose covering include: how cultures differ, differences in time orientation, communication across cultures, culture shock, expatriate adjustment, repatriation, acculturation, leadership, and cross-cultural negotiation. The precise topics will be fluid based on students’ interests as well as the ethno-cultural make-up of the class. Ultimately, the course should be a practical, insightful investigation of international work and management competencies. Prerequisite: BUS 304 or BUS 494.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  451 - Import/Export Management (4)

Basics of international trade and investment. Identification and evaluation of markets; refinement or development of products or services for international markets. Approaches to market entry including export, agents or distributors, licensing and franchising, joint ventures and wholly owned operations. Identification of overseas strategic partners. Financial aspects of international operations and transactions.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  452 - The Manager in the Global Economy (4)

Comparative analysis of business environments and practices in different countries and regions of the world. Study of socio-cultural, organization, communication and human resource systems and how these affect business decisions with an emphasis on global firms.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  457 - International Negotiation (4)

(International Business elective) This course is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for negotiating with people from other cultures. In the contemporary global business environment, negotiators who understand how culture affects negotiating processes and outcomes have a distinct advantage at the bargaining table. The purpose of this course is to help you understand the theory and the process of negotiation in the context of international business negotiations. You will study other cultures, as well as your own, and explore how cultural differences impact interests, norms, communication styles, and business expectations at the bargaining table. In this course, you will become skilled at identifying cultural variables relevant to negotiation and will develop intercultural effectiveness in negotiations.
Restrictions exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  459 - Senior Topic: International (4)

Topical areas will be developed including international policy; global alliances; specialization in geographic areas; international economic studies. Spring 2011: Over the last 10 years, US businesses have continued to engage in "off shored" technology development services to improve cost and productivity. The next generation of innovation workers can expect to work for several international companies, with various parts of their organizations in India and China supporting this trend. As we start a new decade, it will be critical for students to gain an understanding of the dynamics driving technology collaboration and innovation with other countries and cultures. This understanding will enable students to better prepare and advance in their own careers ahead.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  461 - International Marketing (4)

This is a capstone course for marketing majors. It examines the challenge of entering and operating effectively in foreign markets. By comparing and contrasting various countries in terms of economic, socio-cultural, political, and legal characteristics, this course reveals how such environmental factors influence consumers' preferences and their buying behavior. It describes strategies for market selection and entry and development of marketing programs that strike a balance between localization and globalization among product, promotion, pricing, and distribution, in order to meet the needs and expectations of international customers.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  462 - Brand Strategy and Product Mgmnt (4)

Some of a firm’s most valuable assets are the brands that it has invested in and developed over time. This course explores branding from a consumer perspective and provides insight into how profitable brand strategies are created for the purposes of keeping and attracting customers. Through this course students will come to understand what branding is and why it is important in today’s marketing environment as well as how to create, measure and maintain brand equity.

BUS  463 - Global Distr and Channel Mgmnt (4)

This course explores the theory and practice of responsible marketing, addressing the interrelated areas of marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility and social marketing. It examines the impact of established marketing techniques and practices on the promotion of social well-being and behavioral change. You will identify key ethical issues involved in marketing decision-making and the responsibilities of organizations to their stakeholders, including the wider community. Elements of marketing management (such as communications, research and planning) are examined within this wider framework at both a domestic and international level.

BUS  464 - Marketing Strategy and Planning (4)

This course focuses on the development and implementation of marketing strategies that help firms achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include product development and repositioning, pricing, channels of distribution, sales force, advertising, and marketing research
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  469 - Senior Topic (4)

A senior topic course is restricted to seniors operating in a small group environment. It is offered as student interest and faculty availability allow. Please see current course schedule for offerings.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  471 - Business System Analysis and Design (2 - 4)

Building on the principles learned in the Junior year core courses, students will study and develop information systems for ongoing organizations. Utilize hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of systems analysis and design including application of project planning and CASE tools.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  472 - Database Management in Business (2 - 4)

Using ongoing organizations as the context, students will use the appropriate technology to develop database management systems which take advantage of flat, integrated, relational, multiplatform and networked database technologies to manage the information of an organization. The discussion in this seminar will focus on the developing trends in database management systems from the desktop to the enterprise-wide level.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  473 - Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4)

In "Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation” students will review the current and seminal scholarly literature in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will also learn key insights from entrepreneurial executives, and from these scholarly and professional experiences students will develop a solid theoretical and applied understanding of key success factors in the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. Building upon these theoretical and professional underpinnings, students will develop and present an individual white paper that addresses a topic which supports their objectives for career advancement, corporate innovation, or entrepreneurial development. Through the preparation and presentation of these conceptual white papers, students will advance their own reputations as thought leaders in their chosen fields.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  476 - Social Entrepreneurship (4)

(elective for Entrepreneurship major.) Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly changing field dedicated to thestarting and growing of social mission-driven ventures – that is, organizations that strive to advance social change throughinnovative solutions. Social Entrepreneurship is more than a set of tools and techniques for starting and growing a social venture. It is a mindset, a way of looking at the world in an opportunity focused and creative way. It is about passion – and doing what you love! It is about balancing: economic value, social innovation and financial sustainability, while making a difference in the communities that we serve. In this class we will focus on the ideas, process, steps, and strategies required for creating new social ventures. Through lectures, case studies, and classroom dialogue, you will learn to think strategically and to act opportunistically with balanced social and financial perspective. This class is discussion-driven, and as such, attendance is required. In the class we will alternate between lectures on core concepts, based on particular chapters of the textbook, along with critical thinking and debates using case analyses and videos. We will have guest speakers in the field join as well throughout the semester. The final project will entail volunteering to work with a social enterprise, and your experiences and reflections about this social firm, based on your experiences, will constitute your final paper. This four unit course will also count towards the university's service learning requirement.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  480 - Optimizing Revenue in the Hospitality Industry (4)

Optimizing revenue is achieved through a convergence of marketing, sales and revenue management. Revenue management is a systematic and integrated approach designed to maximize revenue potential for a particular product, service or function in the hospitality industry. It is directly connected to the marketing and sales functions of a hospitality business. Students will effectively learn to use market place intelligence, forecasting, pricing and distribution channels, social networking, technology platforms, marketing services and revenue optimization techniques in order to maximize revenues and profits while meeting needs of customers and exceeding shareholders expectations. The convergence of property management (PMS), customer relationship management (CRM), revenue management (RMS) and central reservations (CRS) systems will be covered. At the end of the subject, students will understand the collaborative relationship between revenue management, distribution, and marketing and sales that allows accountability, communication, and cooperation in the global hospitality industry and how it is driven through technology.
Restricted to Hospitality Management, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors; exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  481 - Corporate Event Project Management (4)

The course will do event planning and management through the actual hands-on management of the Annual USF Hospitality Industry Symposium (300+ attendees). Learning activities include understanding the value of meetings, how to incorporate today’s technology in an event, strategic planning, registration management, financial/accounting management, marketing and communications, human resources, effective communications with student volunteers, attendees, speaker participants, off and on-site vendors and general event operations. They will establish team goals, negotiate a team contract, create a mission statement and develop the internal corporate culture. This is a capstone course that integrates subjects previously learning in the meetings and events track of the major.
Restricted to Hospitality Management, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors

BUS  482 - Hospitality Labor Relations and Human Resource Issues (2)

Overview of human resource, legal requirements, and labor relations related to the hospitality industry. Addresses functions of the human resource department in planning, recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, information systems, labor management, and recent legal issues. Highlights practical application of human resource, legal requirements and labor relations to current, real-world situations.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors; Junior, and Senior classes

BUS  483 - Marketing and Management of Hospitality Service (4)

Marketing and management of hospitality firms provides an overview of managerial concepts and tools necessary to successfully operate and manage a hospitality service company. It introduces various managerial issues of service companies that need to be integrated, such as operations, marketing, strategy, information technology and people. It focuses on the application of service marketing and management principles in the hospitality industry context to help prepare students for management opportunities in service companies and to provide students with the foundation to start their own service business.
Restricted to General Business minors, and Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors and minors

BUS  484 - Hotel Management (4)

This course is an introduction to the functional department activities and current issues in lodging operations, with an emphasis on rooms’ management, including reservation activities, housekeeping, service, security, and human resources. The students will also gain an understanding of the relationship between ownership, the financing organization, and management of a hospitality business as it relates to different forms of operating agreements (e.g., management contracts, leases, and franchises), and development. It will provide a global perspective of the hotel industry and the issues facing its growth.
Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors; exclude Freshman, and Sophomore classes

BUS  486 - Conventions, Exhibitions and Venue Management (4)

This course provides practical insights into the complex global convention and exhibition industry. It will address its economic impact to countries and cities, the role of exhibitions in a company’s marketing mix, the function of the international convention of an association or corporation, convention and exhibition venue operations including the marketing and sales function, tradeshow and exhibition show management, and the role of the many support service contractors involved in the industry. The course is divided into two parts. The first part will be a concentrated look into the global convention and exhibition industry and its venues, while the second part will deal with show management and operations.

BUS  487 - Catering and Fine Dining Management (4)

Organizing, marketing, financing, and operating a foodservice business or department is put into action in this course. It incorporates a project involving the planning, development and delivery of a major catered event, with attention to facilities, personnel, menu, decor and cost issues. This course is a capstone course integrated previous subjects in foodservice, restaurant and hotel management and incorporating them to take a strategic approach to the project.
Restricted to Senior class

BUS  489 - Special Topic: Hospitality (2)

This course will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to understand and implement hotel inventory distribution and revenue management tactics. The course will cover revenue management, electronic distribution, online marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), online content management, and inventory management. The course will examine the role revenue management and electronic distribution play in hotel marketing and revenue generation. These disciplines are the primary engines for generating revenue, maintaining customer loyalty programs, and marketing to consumers. Through industry partnerships the course will incorporate state of the art software systems in combination with hotel market dynamics to reinforce theoretical understanding with practical real world applications. Teams will be formed to develop world hotel marketing and revenue management simulations. Each team will be assigned one hotel from JDV Hotel Management portfolio and implement promotions and yield strategies to address actual market conditions. Each team will need to share one laptop in class.
Restricted to Hospitality Industry Mgmt majors

BUS  491 - Honors: Legal (4)

Survey of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Collections, Jurisdiction, Civil Procedure, Product Liability, Intellectual Property, Cyberspace Law, Constitutional Law, Torts, Crimes, Real, Personal, and Community Property, Consumer and Environmental Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, plus an extensive review of Contracts, using case study method, including numerous writing and presentation exercises.
Restrictions exclude Freshman class

BUS  492 - Honors: Marketing Management (4)

This course introduces fundamental marketing concepts and theories and demonstrates their applications and practices. Topics include market and competitive analysis, market segmentation and targeting, product positioning, brand and product management, pricing issues, advertising and promotion campaigns, and channels of distribution. Cases, presentations and assignments are used to highlight these topics, illustrate marketing concepts and theories in practices, and allow students to apply them in real and simulated company situations.

BUS  494 - Honors: Management and Organizational Dynamics (Service Learning) (4)

An introduction to the management process and examination of organizational behavior from a social science and behavioral perspective. Focus on understanding and analyzing individual and group behavior in organizations and how leaders implement strategy to impact people, policy and organizational culture. Students will learn to integrate theory and concepts with current business practices and management issues. Students will participate in a Service Learning Project, doing field work in a non-profit organization, applying the skills covered in the course.

BUS  495 - Honors: Finance (4)

An honors introductory course in finance. Core topics covered include: time value of money, relationship between risk and return, financial environment, financial statements, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, and advanced concepts related to current topics in financial markets.

BUS  496 - Honors Capstone (4)

Integrates core business knowledge in a culminating senior experience. Specifically the course focuses on `strategy¿ and managing performance to create successful organizations. Organizational change processes and the decision maker/leaders role in managing change is explored. Through case analysis, two comprehensive strategy simulations (computerized and experiential) and a semester long corporate consulting project, students develop skill sets in business strategy and analysis; hone critical thinking abilities; and, increase awareness of factors affecting strategy formulation and implementation to positively impact organizations in a business environment.

BUS  498 - Honors: Systems in Organizations (4)

Develops skills in analyzing and improving business systems in order to create value for the `customer¿. Topics include: work system and business process analysis, performance measures, lean production, operations management tools and issues, quality control, information model development, information flows, and use of IT and enterprise systems.

BUS  499 - Honors Cohort Program Special Topic: Management (2 - 4)

This course is a team taught practicum designed to develop skills in coaching and mentoring teams and individual team members. In addition to training in facilitating team collaboration, you will be applying your skills as a mentor to teams of freshman enrolled in the Freshman Launch Program in the School of Management. During the semester you will also receive coaching in facilitating collaboration by Dr. Vicki Milledge, Principal Consultant, Project:Synchro. Professor Peggy Takahashi will be your academic mentor during the semester.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies.

BUS  CERT - Executive Education Course (0)

By special arrangement for certificate students only.
Restricted to No Major majors

BSBE  437 - Financial Decision-Making (3)

Application of financial theories and techniques to decision-making, with an emphasis on the tools of financial analysis, capital and investment decisions, and cost control.
Restricted to Undergraduate level; Business Economics, and Applied Economics majors

BSBE  440 - International Trade and Investment (3)

Theories of international trade and globalization, trade policy, cartels and commodity agreements, foreign exchange, balance of payments, exchange rates, foreign investment, and multinationals.
Restricted to Undergraduate level; Business Economics, and Applied Economics majors

BSBE  490 - Current Issues in Business Economics (3)

Identification, analysis, and evaluation of emerging economic trends that influence decision-making.
Restricted to Undergraduate level; Business Economics, and Applied Economics majors

BSBE  492 - Strategic Economic Analysis (capstone) (3)

The formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of business strategy in response to competitive behavior and changing market environments.
Restricted to Undergraduate level; Business Economics, and Applied Economics majors

BSM  301 - Public Policy and the Regulatory Environment (4)

Examines the development of legislative and regulatory policies and the role of public administrators as active participants in the policy making process. Explores the public and private environments that influence the formation of public and regulatory policies, the tools and techniques utilized in public policymaking and the principal actors in the process. We focus on problem identification, agenda setting, policy proposal, and adoption. The course concludes with a discussion of reforms to the regulatory process and evaluate whether they promise real improvements in the current process.
Restricted to Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Management, and Organizational Behavior majors

BSM  302 - Marketing Fundamentals and Strategies (4)

Provides a survey of critical marketing concepts, language and tools. Pricing, product management and brand, integrated marketing communications, including advertising and public relations, market research, and channel management and distribution frame the broad areas lectures, class assignments and other activities address. Marketing strategies are assessed against the demands of competitor dynamics and customer satisfaction and loyalty. Marketing principles are applied to products and services, profit and non-profit organizations, and consumer and industrial sectors.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  303 - Systems and Technology (2)

Studies the creation of value through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information via the introduction and management of information technologies that influence the structure and processes of organizations and economies. Includes an overview of the components of information systems infrastructures, including computing platforms, software architectures, and telecommunications networks and other aspects of the evolving Information technology landscape.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  304 - Foundations of Organizational Behavior (4)

Emphasizes the complex relationships among individuals, groups, organizations and society. Consideration is given to the interaction of individual values, attitudes, needs, abilities, traits, and motivation within teams and organizations. This course focuses on the structures and processes that formally and informally shape relationships and interdependencies that impact organizational functioning and the organization's ability to adapt to ambiguity and uncertainty.
Restricted to Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Management, and Organizational Behavior majors

BSM  306 - Business Analytics Fundamentals (4)

This course includes representing and analyzing data through such measures as central tendency, dispersion, probability theory, the binomial distributions, the normal curve and normal distributions, central limit theory, and sampling distributions. Graphing and using polynomial functions and systems of equations and inequalities in the interpretation and solution of problems will be examined.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  310 - Human Resource Management (4)

Principles and techniques of the development and maintenance of sound personnel relations; selection; placement; general morale; comparative analysis of various wage systems
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  311 - Applied Macroeconomics (4)

Analysis of the economy as a whole, in addition to an examination of determinants of income, employment, and prices. Introductions to money and banking, business cycles, international trade, and economic policy.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  312 - Microeconomics (4)

Fundamentals of price theory, supply and demand, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, profit maximization, and market structures.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  314 - Data Internet Sources (4)

Understanding how to find, interpret and manipulate economic data is an important tool. Students learn how to gather economic and financial data via the Internet for analysis of a wide variety of economic issues. This fully-online course teaches students how to utilize data measuring GDP, inflation, and unemployment statistics.
Restricted to Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Management, and Organizational Behavior majors

BSM  363 - Big Data Concepts (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  391 - Global Markets (4)

Offers a principles-level understanding of core theories in the study of global markets which is a vital economic stimulus. This course transcends domestic economy and transforms the marketing discipline into a global context where global risk, profit, competition, and ownership are redefined.
Restricted to Management majors

BSM  410 - International Trade and Investments (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  411 - Strategic Economic Analysis (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  442 - Team Process and Decision-making (4)

Focuses on understanding group goals, roles and norms; identifying characteristics of effective groups; diagnosing dysfunctional group behavior; and applying communication and problem-solving models and techniques to improve group decision-making performance. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning through group service learning projects.
Restricted to Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Management, and Organizational Behavior majors

BSM  443 - Leading Organizational Change (4)

Develops the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for change catalysts/agents to influence change within a variety of organizational contexts while examining the internal and external forces impinging on complex organizations and work behavior.
Restricted to Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Management, and Organizational Behavior majors

BSM  450 - Human Resource Management (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  451 - Governance and Financial Development (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  452 - Strategy Practices (4)


Restricted to Management majors

BSM  453 - Program Evaluation (4)


Restricted to Management majors

INTD  310 - Interdisciplinary Research and Writing (4)

Offers a comprehensive overview of the critical and expository skills needed by students to conduct research and write essays at the college level. To prepare students for the Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA) essay writing process, there is targeted focus on autobiographical writing within the larger context of academic writing. For ISA essays, students will learn to integrate their personal experience with their chosen subject and apply interpretative scholarly resource material appropriate for college-level learning. Students will have workshop opportunities to develop experience-based essays for the ISA.
Restricted to Public Administration, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Management, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Business Economics majors

INTD  311 - Ethics and Society (4)

In the movement from self, to society, to global citizenship, students investigate their ethical context and develop their ethical voice. This course applies ethical principles to contemporary issues as they arise in culture, organizations, and in personal life. Drawing on major ethical theories and on strategies of logical argument, students learn how to apply ethical theory to moral dilemmas.
Restricted to Public Administration, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Management, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Business Economics majors

MILS  100 - Physical Fitness Leadership Lab (1)

Physical Fitness Leadership Lab is a one credit-hour lab consisting of physical fitness training, discussions, and assessments of leadership. This course develops physical fitness leadership skills and gives cadets practical experience in becoming proficient in individual and group physical fitness activities. Students will develop physical strength, endurance and flexibility, and learn to lead excercise sessions to gain confidence in front of groups. This course is open to all USF students. If a student is contracted in the ROTC program, this course is mandatory and is taken concurrently with Military Science lecture courses.

MILS  101 - Leadership and Personal Development (3)

The purpose of the MILS 101 course is to introduce cadets to issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. These initial lessons establish a framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values. Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and time management. This course is designed to support recruiting and retention of cadets by giving them accurate insight into the Army Profession and the officer's role within the Army.

MILS  102 - Introduction to Tactical Leadership (3)

The MILS 102 course expands upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous term by focusing on communications, leadership, and problem solving. "Life skills" lessons in this semester include: problem solving, goal setting, interpersonal communication skills, and assertiveness skills. The MILS 102 course continues to support recruiting and retention of cadets by providing them with interesting lessons yielding immediately useful skills. The course also gives accurate information about life in the Army, including the organization of the Army, employment benefits, and work experiences of junior officers.

MILS  201 - Innovative Team Leadership (3)

The first semester of the MILS II year is designed to develop within cadets knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Through experiential learning activities, cadets develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and apply communication, feedback and conflict resolution skills.

MILS  202 - Foundations of Tactical Leadership (3)

The purpose of year two is to work from the same or similar learning objectives - developed as part of years one, three and four - but to provide direct experience. The subject is leadership; so the curriculum necessarily involves understanding how to build teams, how to influence, how to communicate, how and when to make decisions, how to engage in creative problem-solving, and how to plan and organize. The curriculum also focuses on building character. Where years one, three and four focus on mastering definitions, concepts, ideas and principles, year two focuses on direct, physical experiences. Year two centers on giving cadets the opportunity to apply, practice, and experience leadership principles. Cadets are asked to reflect upon their actions and those of others.

MILS  301 - Adaptive Tactical Leadership (4)

MILS 301 challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership abilities. Cadets begin to analyze and evaluate their own leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. Primary attention is given to preparation for LDAC and the development of leadership qualities.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

MILS  302 - Leadership in Changing Environments (4)

MILS 302 uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading and motivating team members when "under fire" are explored, evaluated, and developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are expected to apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop leading procedures. Emphasis is also placed on conducting military briefings and developing proficiency in Garrison operation orders. MILS 302 cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

MILS  398 - Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.

MILS  401 - Developing Adaptive Leaders (4)

MILS 401 develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide coaching to fellow ROTC cadets. Cadets are challenged to analyze, evaluate, and instruct younger cadets. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare them for their first unit of assignment. Cadets identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

MILS  402 - Leadership in a Complex World (4)

MILS 402 explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support are examined and evaluated. Significant emphasis is placed on preparing cadets for their first unit of assignment. Case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises are used to prepare cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

PSAM  310 - African American Philosophies (3)

This course will examine the development of philosophical ideas and concepts as members of the African American community have expressed them from slavery to the present day.

PSAM  398 - PSAM Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSAM  425 - History of American Immigration (3)

This course examines the history, experience, and culture of immigrants to the Americas, with a particular focus on the United States. It also serves as an opportunity for students to make a third portfolio submission. Students may submit new portfolio essays or redeveloped essays from a prior submission that have been identified by evaluators as eligible for redevelopment.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSAM  441 - American Cinema: Genre and Culture, Part 1 (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 1 covers comedy and animation.

PSAM  442 - American Cinema Genre and Culture:Part II (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 2 covers horror, fantasy, and westerns
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSAM  443 - American Cinema Genre and Culture:PartIII (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 3 covers war and sci fi.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSAM  444 - America in the 1930s (3)

This course examines the interrelationship of politics, economics, and mass market art during the painful decade of the Great Depression. Students will be introduced to the causes and responses to the depression crisis during the 1930s. It also serves as an opportunity for students to make a third portfolio submission. Students may submit new portfolio essays or redeveloped essays from a prior submission that have been identified by evaluators as eligible for redevelopment

PSAM  446 - American Art: Innovation and Idiosyncrasy, Part I (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles. Part 1 explores the themes of innovation and idiosyncrasy from the 17th to 19th centuries.

PSAM  447 - American Art: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, Part II (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles. Part 2 explores abstract expressionism and pop art.

PSAM  448 - American Art: Urban and Folk Art, Part III (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles.

PSAM  449 - Literature and Capitalism (3)

This course will examine theories of and perspectives on capitalism in America through analysis of diverse selections from the American literary canon. Students will understand the place of capitalism in the global spectrum of political systems, as well as the range of ideological and political perspectives within the American capitalist construct. Students will identify, analyze, expand upon, and criticize the embodiment of various aspects of capitalism in the characters, plots and settings of various works of fiction, and will come to understand the multiplicity of ways in which the American experience of capitalism has been portrayed by some of the country’s most celebrated authors.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Public Administration, and Health Services majors

PSAM  450 - Reading and Writing About Working (3)

Beyond job descriptions and white papers, performance reviews and mission statements, there exists the world of literature, poetry, memoir, and essays about what it means to work, to strive, to craft a career or follow a vocation. In this class we will explore readings from all of these genres, compare notes on what rings true, analyze the strengths and weakness of each form in relation to the topic, and practice writing about our own experiences in the world of work.
Restricted to Public Administration, Information Systems, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Management majors

PSHI  398 - PSHI Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSHI  417 - History of American Wilderness (3)

This course explores the historical and current challenges to preserving and using wilderness areas. Students will achieve an understanding of how different cultures treated and managed the land and learn about the historical efforts undertaken by governments, settlers, and individuals to both acquire and preserve wilderness areas.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSHI  419 - America in the 1930s (3)

This course examines the interrelationship of politics, economics, and mass market art during the painful decade of the Great Depression. Students will be introduced to the causes and responses to the depression crisis during the 1930s. It also serves as an opportunity for students to make a third portfolio submission. Students may submit new portfolio essays or redeveloped essays from a prior submission that have been identified by evaluators as eligible for redevelopment.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Undergraduate level; American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  326 - African American Philosophies (3)

This course will examine the development of philosophical ideas and concepts as members of the African American community have expressed them from slavery to the present day.
Colleges restricted to College of Prof. Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies.

PSPH  327 - Philosophy of Western Civilization, Part I (1)

This course will study the ways in which a broad spectrum of Greek and Roman philosophical writings reflected a reorganization of religious and social values that took place during that fifth century BCE.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  328 - Philosophy of Western Civilization, Part II (1)

This course will study the ways in which a broad spectrum of Greek and Roman philosophical writings reflected a reorganization of religious and social values that took place during that fifth century BCE.
Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  329 - Philosophy of Western Civilization, Part III (1)

This course will study the ways in which a broad spectrum of Greek and Roman philosophical writings reflected a reorganization of religious and social values that took place during that fifth century BCE.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  349 - Philosophy of Western Civilization (3)

This course will study the ways in which a broad spectrum of Greek and Roman philosophical writings reflected a reorganization of religious and social values that took place during that fifth century BCE.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSPH  398 - PSPH Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  435 - Philosophy and Religion of Asia: Part I (1)

Students will be introduced to the major religio-philosophical traditions of Asia (except Islam). Part 1 focuses on Hindu thought.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  436 - Philosophy and Religion of Asia: Part II (1)

Students will be introduced to the major religio-philosophical traditions of Asia (except Islam). Part 2 focuses on Buddhist thought.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  437 - Philosophy and Religion of Asia: Part III (1)

Students will be introduced to the major religio-philosophical traditions of Asia (except Islam). Part 3 focuses on East Asian thought.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  441 - Classical American Philosophies (3)

This course will introduce students to the history of American philosophies, beginning with Indigenous Peoples up to the late 20th Century. Students will develop their ability to write about, identify points of emphasis, and critically discuss the development of philosophical ideas as they emerge from the American experience. Students will discern what is important, unique, distinct, and valuable in these philosophies and explore ways to apply the knowledge to contemporary issues.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  444 - Classical American Philosophy (3)

This course traces the roots of the American intellectual tradition and brings them into contemporary American life. American culture has been formed from a stunningly broad composite of intellectual and historical tradition.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Undergraduate level; American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  446 - Political Philosphy (3)

In this course, we will look at several topics concerning the justification for state power. Possible questions to be addressed include the following. What way of distributing resources within the state is required by justice? Who is entitled to join society? When is it just for the state to interfere with our freedom?
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Management, Nursing, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  447 - Artistic Integrity in the Digital Age (3)

With digital manipulation readily available, the question of artistic integrity is examined. Discussion and research will include the Internet's use of images, photojournalism versus privacy computer-generated images, and the legal system's reliance on photographic evidence.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  449 - Philosophy of Plato (3)

This course will provide an introduction to Plato's life, chief contributions to philosophical thought, and his legacy.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSPH  450 - Philosophy of Law (3)

This course will take up the question of when the law may infringe on our liberties. In particular, we will examine whether the law may curtail our liberties for our own good (paternalism) or to prevent offense to others. As part of this investigation, we will look into how the government might shape our choices for our own benefit and whether pornography should be legally regulated or banned.

PSRE  398 - PSRE Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  433 - African American Religion (3)

This course explores the character and nature of religious feelings as they have been expressed among African American communities that encompass a variety of religious and aesthetic and political concerns.
Colleges restricted to College of Prof. Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Undergraduate level; Public Administration, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Applied Economics, and Business Economics majors

PSRE  455 - Founders World Rel.I:Jesus (1)

This course examines the founders of Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam as religious leaders, historical figures, and human individuals. Part 1 focuses on Jesus Christ.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  456 - Founders World Rel.II:Buddha (1)

This course examines the founders of Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam as religious leaders, historical figures, and human individuals. Part 2 focuses on Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  457 - Founders of World Religion (3)

Many of the world's great religions can trace their origins back to a single, charismatic founder who inspired people to become their "followers" (and who sometimes traveled with the founder from place to place, following in the literal sense of the word). Founders created the new movement's concepts, taught them to others, and recorded them in documents that were them passed down through the generations. Examples include Jesus (Christianity), Mohammed (Islam), Buddha (Buddhism), Joseph Smith (Chursh of Latter Day Saints, aka "Mormonism"), Confucius (Confucianism), and others. This course will examine some of the world's important religious movements from the point of view of those who founded them, with a focus on what daily life was like for their first followers and how this may have influeced the development of each religion.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  458 - History of Islam (3)

This course unfolds an understanding of Islam as a historical and political phenomenon rooted in theological principles.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  459 - Spirituality of Work (3)

This course examines the trends, controversies, theories, and practices of the American corporate movement known as the spirituality of work.
Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSRE  464 - Myth and Ritual (3)

In this course students are encouraged to think about religion as an important human phenomenon and to explore the ways in which religious feeling and activity affect lives as individuals and as members of communities. Students will read classic theoretical works and apply characteristic concepts to examples from secular contemporary life.

PSRE  465 - Spiritual Pilgrimage in America (3)

Students will apply traditional definitions of pilgrimage and spiritual experience as they explore the ways in which the concept of a spiritual quest can be applied to non-traditional destinations and activities.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSRE  475 - Sacred Arts of the World (3)

Students will study specific historical works of stone, etched and painted imagery, and artistic creations, all developed under the auspices of religious expression. Study will include the mix of motivation and impact on the religion, theology and spirituality of the creators and their communities. Students will study the development of religious and cultural imagery in stone, drawing, photography, architecture and impressionistic painting. Using a basis of historical Asian, Mid-Eastern, and South American cultures, along with more recent North-American and European communities, coursework includes comparison and awareness for the need of social expression through art and rites.
Restricted to Public Administration, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Management, Nursing, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Information Systems majors

PSSC  309 - Science and Society (3)

This course will look at the impact of science on our modern society, including a survey of current knowledge and important open questions in the major fields of science today: medicine; physics and astronomy; engineering; technology and nanotechnology; and environmental.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Undergraduate level; American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  398 - PSSC Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  410 - Plants and People (3)

This course will survey the basic biology of land plants and explore their importance to people and cultures. We investigate plants from the cellular level to the organismal to the range of ecological services they provide. Students have opportunities to study plants in the field and to design their own plant projects.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  415 - History and Philosophy of Science (3)

This course will examine how science helps us to create a conceptual understanding of the world around us, and how the scientific approach has developed throughout the ages and will discuss the nature of scientific explanation, how the scientific method works, and the sometimes complex and always fascinating relationship between evidence and hypothesis.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  416 - History of American Wilderness Management (3)

This course explores the historical and current challenges to preserving and using wilderness areas. Students will achieve an understanding of how different cultures treated and managed the land and learn about the historical efforts undertaken by governments, settlers, and individuals to both acquire and preserve wilderness areas.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  417 - Genes, Genomes and Genealogy (3)

This course provides grounding in genetic science, with the goal of being able to apply this knowledge to crucial social and ethical issues. Topics covered include DNA, genes, genomics, genealogy, medical, legal, and social impact of genetics.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  418 - Wildlife Con: Birds of Prey (3)

Understanding the relationship between humans and the environment is central to some of greatest challenges of the 21st Century. Students will critically examine the relationship between human society and the natural world as well as the differing views within our society of how that relationship should be structured. Topics include global climate change, population growth, and endangered species.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSSC  499 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

By special arrangement.

PSVP  398 - PSVP Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  417 - Artistic Integrity in the Digital Age (3)

With digital manipulation readily available, the question of artistic integrity is examined. Discussion and research will include the Internet's use of images, photojournalism versus privacy computer-generated images, and the legal system's reliance on photographic evidence.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  418 - Sacred Arts of the World (3)

In this course, students will have the opportunity to study art from the creator’s vantage point, giving them the ability to assess historical and modern art with an open mind, often finding that first impressions are not the full story, especially in a global world.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  419 - American Cinema: Genre and Culture. Part I (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 1 covers comedy and animation.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Undergraduate level; American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  421 - American Cinema: Genre and Culture, Part II (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 2 covers horror, fantasy, and westerns.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to Undergraduate level; American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  422 - American Cinema Genre and Culture, Part III (1)

This course explores the American film industry's coalescence into a cinema based on genres, and the numerous cultural and industrial contexts in which it emerged. Narrative films from the 1930s to the present will be examined with one major film of each selected genre the subject individual focus. Part 3 covers war and sci fi.
Colleges restricted to College of Prof. Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Undergraduate level; Public Administration, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Applied Economics, and Business Economics majors

PSVP  423 - Japanese and American Encounters in Art and Cinema, Pt 1 (1)

This course examines some of the fascinating Japanese and American perceptions, interaction, and influences in art, cinema, and popular culture from 1853-present. Part 1 examines the vast record of Japanese responses to America's insistent arrival through single sheet woodblock prints and drawings which reveal both imaginative and factual observations of the Westerners and explores the Japanese woodblock print aesthetic and form and how American artists appropriated those features.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSVP  424 - Japanese and American Encounters in Art and Cinema Pt 2 (1)

This course examines some of the fascinating Japanese and American perceptions, interaction, and influences in art, cinema, and popular culture from 1853-present. Part 2 probes the issue of identity through cinematic form and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the first notable American designer to observe and absorb Japanese architectural sensibility.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSVP  425 - Japanese and American Encounters in Art and Cinema Pt 3 (1)

This course examines some of the fascinating Japanese and American perceptions, interaction, and influences in art, cinema, and popular culture from 1853-present. Part 3 investigates their individual forms of anime (animation) and manga (comic book/graphic novel) and the subtle relationships between them as well as examining the issues and aesthetic of an individual and artist compelled to live bi-culturally by the example of Isamu Noguchi.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing.

PSVP  443 - American Art: Innovation and Idiosyncrasy (3)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century while simultaneously examining the artwork of American artists who, although working on the outside edge of mainstream art, have contributed their idiosyncratic visions to art history.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSVP  444 - American Art: Innovation and Idiosyncrasy, Part I (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles. Part 1 explores the themes of innovation and idiosyncrasy from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Colleges restricted to College of Prof. Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Information Systems, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Public Administration, and Management majors

PSVP  445 - American Art: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, Part II (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles. Part 2 explores abstract expressionism and pop art.
Colleges restricted to College of Prof. Studies and Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Information Systems, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Public Administration, and Management majors

PSVP  446 - American Art: Urban and Folk Art, Part III (1)

This course focuses on the innovators of major American art movements in the twentieth century, while also examining the art work of American artists who would outside the mainstream in folk and found art styles.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Management, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors

PSWC  398 - PSWC Directed Study (1 - 4)

By special arrangement.
Colleges restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies and College of Prof. Studies and School of Nursing. Restricted to American Studies, Public Administration, Business Economics, Organizations Leadership and Mgt, Information Systems, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behav.and Ldrship, Applied Economics, and Health Services majors