Course Descriptions:

Pre-Law
ANTH 225 | Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
A comparative and historical approach to the religion, social organization, subsistence patterns, and the other aspects of the great variety of cultures around the world.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

BUS 231 | Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
Students are introduced to accounting as an information system that provides reports to stakeholders about the economic activities and condition of a business. Students learn about the complete accounting cycle, accounting systems and internal controls, and balance sheet accounts cash, receivables, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, and current liabilities.

BUS 251 | Legal Environment and Contract Law (3 credit hours)
This course examines the sources and origins of law and the legal system, legal processes, and fundamental legal principles, with an emphasis on the obligations of parties to a contract.

BUS 252 | Commercial Law (3 credit hours)
This course examines the legal principles covering sales contracts and negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code, property ownership, bailments, corporations, partnerships, and other business organizations.
Prerequisite required: BUS 251

BUS 468 | Public Administration (3 credit hours)
Students will study a range of topics involved in the administration of public agencies. Topics will include the history of America’s public service, the development of intergovernmental relations, bureaucracies, public personnel, budgeting, decision making, evaluation procedures, and regulatory administration. This class will encourage students to investigate the role of public administration in the past and today, as well as to conjecture the possibilities for the future. Dual-listed as PSCI 468.
Prerequisite required: PSCI 201

CJUS 110 | Survey of Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to general criminal justice concepts and knowledge about the relationships of crime and criminal behavior. The purpose, role, and interrelationships of the police, other law enforcement officials, the courts and judiciary, corrections, and parole systems are discussed.

CJUS 340 | Criminal Procedures and the Courts (3 credit hours)
This course provides an overview of the structure and functions of the criminal court system in the United States, including county, state, federal, and specialized courts. The roles of court personnel, case flow management, a variety of issues confronting the court system, court standards as compared to actual functioning, and court reform measures are studied. Constitutional rules regarding evidence, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, and suspect identification guidelines receive significant attention. Constitutional rights, remedies, post-trial appeal processes, and criminal procedure during times of crisis receive consideration.

ECON 222 | Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
This course presents elementary concepts of macroeconomics with an emphasis on equilibrium analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, developmental economics, and comparative economic systems.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

ENG 301 | Traditional Grammar (3 credit hours)
The emphasis of this course is on an in-depth analysis of sentence structure.

ENG 309 | Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
This course allows for experimentation with writing poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction in a writing workshop setting.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

HIST 113 | American History Before 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of America from the European exploration of the New World to the end of the Civil War.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

HIST 114 | American History After 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

HIST 201 | World Civilization Before 1500 (3 credit hours)
This course is a survey of the beginnings of civilizations in the great river valleys and their diffusion to later civilizations in the Middle East and Europe. Particular attention will be given to the cultural and political institutions of the West that furnish our own cultural heritage.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

HIST 202 | World Civilization After 1500 (3 credit hours)
In this course the rise and decline of European predominance will be analyzed with emphasis upon the major social, political, and economic ideologies and institutions that evolved.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

HIST 426 | American Constitutional Law (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the historical and political context of constitutional doctrine through major decisions. The emphasis is on constitutional growth as it relates to the fundamental structure of American government and the social order. Dual-listed as PSCI 426.
Prerequisite required: PSCI 201
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

STAT 210 | Statistics (3 credit hours)
A study of the methods of summarizing and interpreting data, elementary probability, and its relation to distributions. The meanings, importance, and application of the normal and binomial distributions and the methods of random sampling, testing of hypotheses, analysis of paired data, and interpretation of standardized test scores are covered. Students work on independent research projects to gain first- hand experience with the issues of the course.
General Studies Outcome: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

PHIL 201 | Introduction to Philosophy (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the main fields in philosophy, with special attention to theory of knowledge, ethics, political theory, and aesthetics. Major thinkers in the Western tradition will be discussed.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

PSCI 201 | American National Government (3 credit hours)
This course is a thorough introduction to the U.S. political system, its institutions and processes. Topics will include the Constitutional founding, federalism, political culture, Congress, the Presidency, judiciary, bureaucracy, public opinion and the media, the electoral process, and civil liberties.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

PSCI 202 | State and Local Government (3 credit hours)
This course includes description and analysis of political institutions and behavior in American states with interstate comparisons and comparisons between state and national political systems. Lecture topics include the development and role of American local government, its forms and structures, and the relationship to the federal government.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

PSCI 426 | American Constitutional Law (3 credit hours)
A study of the historical and political context of constitutional doctrine through major decisions. The emphasis is on constitutional growth as it relates to the fundamental structure of American government and the social order. Dual-listed as HIST 426.
Prerequisite required: PSCI 201
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

PSCI 468 | Public Administration (3 credit hours)
Students will study a range of topics involved in the administration of public agencies. Topics will include the history of America’s public service, the development of intergovernmental relations, bureaucracies, public personnel, budgeting, decision making, evaluation procedures, and regulatory administration. This class will encourage students to investigate the role of public administration in the past and today, as well as to conjecture the possibilities for the future. Dual-listed as BUS 468.
Prerequisite required: PSCI 201
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of group and social dynamics, cultures, social problems, social institutions, inter-group relationships, and the impact of social policies.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SPCH 254 | Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the forms of address, speech organization, composition, delivery, and parliamentary rules with practice required in various public speaking situations including public meetings and group discussions, radio and television broadcasting, interviewing, role-playing and debate.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 357 | Interpretive Reading (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to emphasize oral reading of worth-while literature in group settings. It includes the close, critical analysis of practice selections as well as the study and practice of basic delivery techniques. This course is dual listed as ENG 357.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics