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deductive logic and is a thorough introduction to propositional and predicate logic. Cross-listed with MATH 1580 and PHIL 2020. COSC 2110 Computer Languages (3) (VIE) Investigates different computer languages, offered under different subtitles. May be repeated for credit if content differs. COSC 2610 Operating Systems (3) (GHA) An overview of the concepts and theories of operating systems. Examines the major components found in all operating systems including the memory, process manager, and device and file managers. Prerequisites: COSC 1550 and COSC 1570. COSC 2670 Network Principles (3) (GHA, GVA) This course is an introduction to computer networks and covers wired, wireless and Internet architectures. Students will gain an understanding of network terminology and the various related technologies and protocols. The course provides an analysis of the current and future trends in networking technologies and services and includes an overview of the industry and associated management and strategy issues. Prerequisite: COSC 1550 or permission of the department. COSC 2810 Systems Analysis and Design (3) (GHA) Covers the basic concepts involved in systems analysis, including effective communication, analysis tools, and phases of the systems development life cycle. Prerequisite: COSC 1560 or permission of the department. COSC 3050 Data Structures I (3) (GHA, GVA) Studies the design and implementation of the most common algorithms associated with the basic data types and with some elementary data structures using C++. The relationship of algorithm design to problem solving in general is studied. The course also covers algorithms to improve the robustness and user friendliness of programs. Prerequisites: COSC 1560 with a grade of B- or better, COSC 2610 and COSC 2810. COSC 3100 Data Structures II (3) (GHA) This is a continuation of COSC 3050 Data Structures I. Students will program the data structures and algorithms using C++. Prerequisite: COSC 3050. COSC 3230 Human-Computer Interaction (3) (GVA) Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a field of study that focuses on designing the interactions between

international business. Prerequisite: BUSN 3500. BUSN 4950 Internship (1-6) (THAI) Prerequisite: Major in Business Department. BUSN 4990 Business Policy (3) (ATH) This course focuses on providing students the opportunity to develop experience and competence in using the theories, tools, and concepts that they have learned during the program to analyze and solve organizational problems typical of those they are likely to encounter in their first few years in management. The course will use cases and/or a simulation as the primary learning device(s). The simulation, covering decisions over multiple decision periods, will emphasize the dynamic nature of management decisions. There is an additional course fee of $135. Prerequisites: All of the required courses in the program and be within 15 credit hours of graduation. CHIN 1090 Elementary Chinese Level 1 (3) (GHA) This course will introduce the students to Chinese phonetics, characters and some basic grammar. Students will practice Chinese listening and speaking through classroom discussions and drills, and reading and writing by studying the textbook and doing workbook exercises. Students will learn about Chinese culture through the study of festival celebrations and Chinese cinema. GCP Coding: (GLBL) (INTC) COSC 1550 Computer Programming I (3) (GHA) Introduces students to the C++ language in order to teach programming as a systematic discipline and as a problem-solving tool. Acquaints students with fundamental concepts of computers, information processing, algorithms, and programs. Only offered in a 16-week format. May be repeated once for credit. COSC 1560 Computer Programming II (3) (GHA, GVA) This course uses the C++ language to introduce students to programming concepts such as abstract data types, use of classes and objects, pointers, and advanced file operations. Only offered in a 16-week format. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: COSC 1550 with grade of B- or better. COSC 1570 Mathematics for Computer Science (3) (GHA) Topics covered include number systems, computer arithmetic, binary, octal, hexadecimal, floating point operations, sets, and Boolean algebra.

BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets (1) (GVA, GHA, LEID, VIE) Excel spreadsheets applications used in business plans, analysis of financial statements, and other business applications. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

ISTL 1000 or POLT 1050, and PHIL 2360 or PHIL 2110 or PHIL 2320.

CSIS 1500 Introduction to Business Technologies (3) (ATH, LEID, THAI, VIE) Business organizations operate in competitive environments and constantly redefine their business strategies to create competitive advantages. Information technology plays an important role in daily business activities by supporting and implementing enterprise-wide initiatives and global business strategies. This course will provide a broad overview of the close correlation between business and technology. The course will explore various information technologies and how they fit into business operations as a key enabler to help business success. DESN 1210 Design Concepts (3) (VIE) Presents students with the tools to deal with visual materials in a knowledgeable and critical way and to obtain insight into the making and consuming of images. Students will use problem- solving and critical thinking skills to develop artistic solutions based on their understanding of basic concepts and principles of 2-D design, in actual and digital formats. Students will also use experimentation and evaluation to develop awareness of their personal methodology and style within the paradigm of contemporary art concepts. Through critiques and oral presentations, this class will focus on improving oral communication skills using the art terminology that students learn throughout the semester. GCP Coding: (ARTS) (OCOM) ECON 2000 Survey of Economics (3) (GVA) This course provides students a broad survey of the discipline of economics. The emphasis is on the acquisition of a broad conceptual understanding of how academic and professional economists “view” the world. Given the importance of understanding “markets” to both business and public policy, the heaviest emphasis is on how markets function and a smaller emphasis on the business cycle and macroeconomic policy.

in art, and the dialogues taking place both in and around its creation. GCP Coding: (ROC) (CRI) ARHS 2210 Intercultural History of Art (3) (GVA) Covers the history of art and design from the prehistoric to the early twentieth century by looking at moments of intersection between cultures. Covers periods and styles of art history, while touching on techniques and mediums, and form and content, as an introduction to the principles of art history. Students learn about multiple cultures and how they develop through an examination of the artworks, objects, and artifacts of those cultures. Consider questions such as: how do artworks tell us about culture or engage with it? How are artworks created by culture and work to create it in turn? GCP Coding: (ROC) (WCOM) ARHS 2350 Introductory Topics in Art History (3) (ATH) Introduces basic themes and topics in art history and criticism. Topics will include various approaches and issues relating to the study of art history, the curating and collecting of art, artists’ biographies, introduction to art movement, and art in corporate settings. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: ARHS 2210. The “biology” of humans is a study of the organization of the human body, how it works, and what the human needs to stay alive and reproduce. Throughout the course, the focus is on various topics of interest to the college student: e.g., fitness, stress, current discoveries, AIDS. Intended for non-majors. Laboratory is included. Offered in the fall semester. GCP Coding: (PNW) (CRI) BIOL 1010 Human Biology (4) (ATH, GVA, LEID) BIOL 1030 Biology of Plants (3) BIOL 1031 Biology of Plants: Lab (1) (GHA) Examines plant growth and development, from seed to flower. Plant diversity and ancient and modern uses will be studied, along with care of common garden and household plants. Laboratory required. Intended for non- majors. Offered in the spring semester. Co-requisites: BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1031 must be taken concurrently. GCP Coding for BIOL 1030: (PNW) (OCOM) BIOL 1040 Human Genetics (3) (GVA, LEID) Introduces DNA, along with the structure and function of human chromosomes and how hereditary traits are passed on. Emphasis on new findings and technologies. Intended for non-majors. Laboratory included. Offered in the spring semester. GCP Coding: (PNW) (ETH)

humans and computer systems and software. Students in this course will be introduced to user-centered design concepts and how these activities fit into the software development process. technologies, and human factors and security. Prerequisites: COSC 1560 and COSC 2810. COSC 4110 Database Concepts (3) (GHA) Students in this course will study database design using the relational model and the Entity-Relationship model. Students will study and use the SQL query language. Database design considerations will include data integrity, relational integrity, redundancy, Students will also be introduced to usability testing, interactive and security. Students will develop a logical design for a database that will be implemented in COSC 4120. Prerequisites: COSC 1560, COSC 2810 and junior standing. COSC 4120 Database Applications (3) (GHA) Continuation of COSC 4110. Students develop the logical design from COSC 4110 into a complete computer application with documentation. Focuses on specific applications that are important in a variety of computer information systems. Applications are examined from the perspective of user needs and program design. Students study program design using a database management system. This course carries an additional fee of $27. Prerequisite: COSC 4110. COSC 4250 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (3) (GVA) Designed to teach the student the fundamentals of object-oriented software analysis and design. Presents the theoretical aspects of object- oriented software design but focuses on the practical issues surrounding object- oriented software analysis and design and the format of the design process as it exists in an industrial setting. The student gains experience in the design aspect of the systems development life cycle. Prerequisites: COSC 2810 and COSC 3100. COSC 4260 Object-Oriented Programming (3) (GVA) Continuation of COSC 4250 using C++. Prerequisite: COSC 4250. COSC 4810 Information Systems I (3) (GHA) Using systems analysis and design techniques, students look at the software and hardware requirements needed to create an information system. Prerequisites: COSC 1560, COSC 2810 and junior standing.

WEBSTER.EDU/STUDYABROAD -40- approach, with special attention to the political and social constructs implicit in the creation of recent “avant-garde” art. Students will be introduced to the nature of the “art world,” current trends ARHS 1050 Art Appreciation (3) (GVA, VIE) An introductory course for non-art majors. Students examine a variety of visual forms, including art from the past and contemporary currents. Emphasis is on expanded awareness, enhanced understanding, and refined insight of creation influences and meanings in the visual arts. Students gain experience with active and responsive talking and writing about art. GCP Coding: (ARTS) (CRI) ARHS 2200 Current Art (3) (GVA, VIE) Surveys many of the dominant styles and theories of contemporary art. As there cannot be an accepted “received history” of the art of our own time, the content of the course will be organized along both a lineal and thematic ANSO 3100 Topics in Anthropology and Sociology (3) (ATH) An advanced, in-depth analysis of issues and topics in anthropology and sociology. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content differs. This advanced level course is designed to allow for focused study of special topics in archaeology. Topics may vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content differs. ANSO 4110 Advanced Studies in Anthropology and Sociology (3) (ATH) Designed for in-depth study of a specific area or issue in anthropology/ sociology. May be repeated for credit if content differs. urban community politics. GCP Coding: (SSHB) (CRI) ANSO 2890 Health, Illness and Power (3) (THAI) How are health and illness experienced across different social and cultural contexts? Do they mean the same things across different communities? This class examines how our understandings and experiences of health and illness are structured by factors such as access to care, social and cultural values, local and global knowledge, availability of medicines and distribution of resources. In particular, we look at how these experiences intersect with broader structures of power and inequality. Rather than approach health and illness as strictly biomedical constructs, we analyze how they are shaped by wider political, economic, cultural and moral considerations. GCP Coding: (PNW) (ETH) ANSO 3110 Advanced Topics in Archaeology (3) (ATH)

BUSN 3710 Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3) (LEID, VIE) This course will focus on the process an entrepreneur goes through to produce, understand, interpret, and use basic financial information to start, manage, or grow their entrepreneurial organization. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, each decision you make has financial implications. Entrepreneurs must be able to generate and understand their financial information in order to evaluate their organization’s financial performance, to communicate clearly with their employees, bankers, and stakeholders, as well as to incorporate financial information into their day-to- day operations and decision-making process. BUSN 3850 Enterprise Systems (3) (ATH) This course helps students understand enterprise systems in today’s organizations. The contents includes the evolution of enterprise systems, the components of an enterprise system, and the process of implementing enterprise systems to increase the overall success of the organization. In addition to emphasizing the strategic role of enterprise systems in providing a platform for improved business operations and productivity, students also gain hands-on experience with SAP systems. Prerequisites: MGNT 2100 and ACCT 2010. BUSN 4110 Operations Management (3) (ATH, VIE) The course introduces a series of areas of management concern and the tools and techniques to analyze them and to make good decisions based on the analysis. The focus of the course is on recognizing the tools that are appropriate for each situation and on mastering the use of the tools for analytical purposes. Prerequisites: ACCT 2025, ECON 2000, BUSN 2750, MNGT 2100 and FINC 3210. This course examines the foundations of moral reasoning and the analysis of ethical issues that arise in a wide range of contemporary business practices, both domestically and globally. This course is designed to inform and stimulate thinking on ethical issues, corporate social responsibility and professional challenges encountered in business. Ethics is not meant to be a stand-alone topic, but should be integrated into all aspects of business. The course relates to issues in organizational behavior and management, strategy, marketing, accounting, operations and BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business (1) (LEID, THAI, VIE)

BUSN 2100 Business Communications (3) (THAI) This course develops the

communication abilities in the areas of business formats, presentations, formal presentation of business data, and oral communications related to business applications. BUSN 2210 Personal Finance (3) (THAI) Studies principles of managing individual and family income, expenditures, and savings to meet present and future needs. Includes budgeting, investments, insurance, real estate, credit, and taxation. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics (3) (GVA, LEID, VIE) Studies the logic of empirical research and statistical tools: correlational techniques, chi square, critical ration, “t” test, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 1430 or equivalent. BUSN 2825 Introduction to Research Design and Methods (3) (VIE) This course will introduce students to the research design and methods of business and management research and also help them develop a research project. Students will learn about all stages of the scientific research process, from formulation of research questions to presentation of results. The course will cover both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to put what they learn into practice by developing their own research project. Prerequisite: BUSN 2750. BUSN 3100 Issues in Business (1-3) (ATH, GVA) Analyzes current and significant issues in business. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to energizing topics, problems, and possible solutions. Case studies are utilized in discussing each issue. May be repeated for credit if content differs. BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues (1) (LEID, THAI, VIE) The objective of this course is to connect business management to analyzing problems and situations considering a global perspective. It intends to demonstrate the importance of applying business competencies in dealing with global issues that affect the long-term viability of business such as global agreements, politics, geo- economics and culture. Prerequisites:

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (VIE)

Studies institutions and process of market specialization and exchange, pricing and output, competition and monopoly, government regulation, current economic problems, and international economic developments.

ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (VIE)

Covers economic activity and growth, determination of income, employment, output, inflation, aggregate demand and supply, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and international economic issues.

COSC 1580 Logic for Computer Science (3) (GHA) Covers all fundamental topics in


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