legal issues including, but not limited to, the First Amendment, contract law, copyright law, fair use, piracy, privacy, trademarks, licensing, data storage/ use as well as international regulations. Junior or senior standing is advised. MDST 3700 Topics in International Communications (3-6) (ATH) Students learn the cultural aspects of international media communications; international advertising; international public relations; international communications as a political tool; international communications and cultural stereotypes; and media systems as a reflection of a country’s cultural, political, and economic structures. May be repeated once for credit if content differs. Prerequisites: May vary with topic. MDST 4110 Digital Media and Culture (3) (VIE) This course applies the principles of media literacy to digital media, which includes interactive media, voice and image transmission devices, simulations, and video games. The course examines the technological characteristics of digital media as well as the impact of digital technology on content. The course also considers the impact of digital media on the individual and society and identifies strategies for the analysis of media messages. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. MDST 4200 Media Research (3) (ATH, VIE) Future reporters, editors, producers, understand the research of others. In this course, students will practice both qualitative and quantitative techniques for studying media audiences, content and effects, and will plan, conduct, analyze and evaluate media research. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. MDST 4620 Media Practicum/Thesis (3-4) (GHA, LEID) With the instructor’s approval and input, students enrolled in this course complete an individual project, exhibit or thesis to demonstrate their proficiency in media studies or practice. Students wishing to complete their degree at Webster Vienna Private University must select the thesis option and register for 4 hours. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, successful completion of portfolio review and permission of the instructor. MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices (3) (ATH, GVA, LEID, VIE) This course presents a broad view of management theory and practices, classical to modern. It examines the basic management functions of advertisers and public relations professionals must now perform legitimate research or at least
awareness of messages sent through channels including (but not limited to) news, advertising, film, television, websites and platforms. GCP Coding: (SSHB) (CRI) MDST 2200 Ethics in the Media (3) (GHA, LEID, VIE) Students learn the ethical considerations applied to journalism, broadcast journalism, photography, audio, film, video, interactive digital media, the Internet, public relations, and advertising. Students learn to analyze the ethical dilemmas facing media professionals. Prerequisite: MDST 1010 or MDST 2100. MDST 2800 Media, Diversity and Society (3) (ATH, GHA, GVA, LEID, THAI) This course offers instruction on responsible media coverage and presentation of issues of diversity beyond solely race. Students both observe and create news coverage, advertisements and public relations campaigns related to diversity as it is associated with protected status groups (sex, race, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, religion or genetic information) and sexual orientation). GCP Coding: (SSHB) (INTC) MDST 3150 Topics (1-3) (ATH, GVA) These courses are offered periodically to feature topics in media and journalism not covered by regularly offered courses. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisites: May vary with the topic. MDST 3260 Global Media Practice (3) (GHA, LEID, VIE) In this course, students will cultivate information from diverse international media sources in order to engage critically with the problems presented by the production, distribution and consumption of global media products with an understanding of the social, political and economic influences that shape these globalized cultural products. This class also focuses on communication as it relates to developing relationships with global audiences across different media, including digital web content, social media and other networking platforms. Cross-listed with INTL 3260. GCP Coding: (GLBL) (INTC) MDST 3300 Media Law, Ethics & Policy (3) (GHA, GVA, LEID) This class will provide an in-depth examination of issues surrounding the media profession as it relates to regulatory issues, ethical issues and legal issues. Students will examine and analyze common media law principles and ethical concerns relevant to today’s changing — and increasingly digital — professional media environment. This class will cover topics related to current
a variety of opportunities to strengthen math skills necessary for analyzing numerical information and solving practical business problems. Students will learn to translate business-related problems into simple equations. Topics include applications of ratio and proportion, computing taxes, commercial discounts, simple and compound interest, basic statistics, and graphs. GCP Coding: (QL) MATH 1410 Introductory College Mathematics (3) (GVA) Covers various topics of mathematics that are both conceptual and practical. Course is designed to enable a student to appreciate mathematics and its application to numerous disciplines and professions. GCP Coding: (QL) MATH 1430 College Algebra (3) (ATH, GVA, LEID, VIE) Covers sets, the real number system, functions, equations, inequalities, and logarithms. GCP Coding: (QL) MATH 1620 Calculus II (5) (GVA) Continues the study of calculus of a single variable. Topics include techniques of integration, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences and series, and applications. Only offered in a 16-week format. Prerequisite: MATH 1610. MDST 1010 Media Foundations (3) (GHA, LEID, VIE) Students will learn the history and impact of all media formats as well as the theories and thinkers behind mass communication scholarship. The course focuses on media systems, structure and ethics as well as the relationship between the media and society. MDST 1050 Media Writing (3) (ATH, GHA LEID, VIE) This course offers an introduction to principles, style and mechanics of writing for print, Web and broadcast formats. Drawing on critical readings, lectures, class discussions and writing exercises, students will learn to write for communications fields including journalism and public relations. Working as both individuals and teams throughout the semester, students will develop a clear understanding of the differences among media formats, and of the importance of the audience. Writing and presenting aloud to the class are integral parts of this course, as are assigned readings. GCP Coding: (WCOM) MDST 2100 Media Literacy (3) (ATH, GVA, GHA, LEID, VIE) Students learn to systematically decode, evaluate and analyze information conveyed through the channels of mass communication. They learn the process, language and effects of the media and develop a critical
seen as mysterious qualities that only certain people have, but creativity is a quality everyone possesses. This course offers an opportunity to learn about innovations of the past, to work creatively toward solving some problems of today, and to think about the effects of today’s new ideas on tomorrow. Applied real-world opportunities: Students will be encouraged to discover how innovation has affected their everyday lives in ways they have probably never considered – for instance, why are there wheels on their luggage? What historical, sociological, and situational forces have pushed for luggage that is small, lightweight and can easily be pulled along? Students will identify a current problem or inefficiency in the world, devise practical solutions/improvements, get feedback from users, and modify their inventions. KEYS 4015 Food for Thought (3) (LEID) We all eat and most of us love food, but do we ever think about how and where our food is produced? In this course, we stop to think about both the practical and ethical issues surrounding our food choices, including culture, nutrition, economics, marketing and distribution, environmental and human impact, and the effect of personal choice. Experiential component: Multiple trips to food production and distribution centers, food stamp budget or social welfare simulation, and/or service learning at foodbank/soup lines. KEYS 4016 Business, Behavior, Health and Society (3) (GVA) This course will examine the intersection of business, behavior, health, and society. We will consider the business of health (e.g., weight loss companies, 24 hour gyms, advertising of the fad-type health products and programs, and advertising of health products and of unhealthy products such as fast food). We will also examine the culture of health and illness (e.g., comparing cultures to look at healthy and unhealthy behaviors and the cultural perceptions of those behaviors). Across these questions we will consider how these issues play out in the context of contemporary societies. Applied real-world opportunities: Students will conduct an audit of their own access to health-supporting environments (e.g., memberships) and compare this familiar access to something new (e.g., a different culture). The experiential component also includes options for assisting with human subject studies on the effects of advertising on diet or the success of weight loss or get-fit programs and creating a business plan for a health-related company. MATH 1360 Business Mathematics (3) (THAI) This course provides the student with
corporate organization, exports, ventures, and licensing.
WEBSTER.EDU/STUDYABROAD -46- Students in this course will explore democratic processes at the local, national, and international levels. This course will challenge students to define what a democracy is, and what KEYS 4010 The Democratic Process (3) (VIE) against women, women’s health, women’s education and economic development, women in leadership and LGBT rights. Experiential component: Interviews of NGO workers or service learning at homeless/women’s shelters. JOUR 3190 Topics in International Journalism (3) (ATH) This course focuses on a particular facet of international media. Content may vary from semester to semester. For example, it may focus on the British Media System and History one semester, while focusing on Press Freedom from Lenin to Yeltsin in another. Prerequisite: JOUR 3080 or permission of the instructor. JOUR 4390 Magazine Production (3) (GVA) This course will provide the principles and techniques of producing a student magazine, including writing, editing, photography and other artwork, as well as working with a printer for production. The students in the class assume responsibility for production of the magazine under the supervision of a faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit. KEYS 4004 Design for Sustainability (3) (THAI) Although architects, artists, scientists and other community members have designed ingenious, innovative solutions to meet needs, we have not fully addressed how these solutions affect interconnected systems. What are the dynamics of these systems? How can observing the systems in nature to determine form and function drive a sustainable future? How do we take a systems-based approach to design from the micro to macro? How do we design individual products? How do we design cities and buildings to provide for the health and well-being of its citizens? Applied real-world opportunities: Participants will compare and contrast environmental, economic, and social aspects of community-based and global problems; will examine existing and green products and projects; design and implement green projects and products. KEYS 4005 Global Gender Rights (3) (ATH, GHA) This course will examine the status of women and women’s rights locally, nationally and globally. This includes analyses of the economic, political and cultural policies, structures, institutions, constraints and conditions that affect the status and rights of women. Possible topics addressed may include: violence
cultural and political developments make democracy possible. It will give students the chance to reflect on their own responsibilities as citizens, and to put their insights into practice as they work as part of a team to advocate for a particular issue or position of their choosing. Applied real-world opportunities: In groups, students will choose a local or state issue that is important to them. With the guidance of the instructor, they will design a plan to advocate for a particular position. Possible activities could include participating in a political campaign, mounting a petitioning campaign, or lobbying local or state lawmakers. At the conclusion of the project, students will reflect on what effect their participation in the democratic decision-making process had. KEYS 4011 Crossing Borders: Language and Power (3) (LEID, THAI, VIE) This course considers the relationship between language and power, particularly in the way global languages like English enable populations and societies in positions of power to protect their political, literary, philosophical and religious interests. Experiential component: Students will design and present a conference addressing issues discussed within the course using social media to maximize audience outreach and impact. social action? Is the city merely the background, the context, of urban research? In this interdisciplinary course, we will examine the city as a cultural construct and the city as the site and object of local and global social struggles. Students will explore themes and concerns in the study of urban spaces/places, including how the city has informed imaginations of the social norms, inequality, justice, and the good life. For example, the city has nurtured modernist dreams of the perfectible society, and conversely, has fed rabid fears of social disorder KEYS 4012 City Life (3) (VIE) Is space merely a container of and violent contagion. The city is an object of contention, complexly entwined with notions of class, gender, race, and ethnicity. Applied real- world opportunities: The experiential component will be tailored to fit the urban problem being investigated by the class. Some possibilities include: shelter and soup kitchens, work with refugees, work with local government agencies, interviews with stakeholders. KEYS 4013 Innovation and Creativity (3) (LEID) Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen (Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration) —Gwyneth Lewis What fires innovation and creativity? Often, creativity and innovation are
planning, organizing, directing and controlling. It also covers such issues as ethical decision making and social responsibility, innovation, globalization, and working with a diverse workforce. There is an additional course fee of $42. MNGT 2150 Business Ethics (3) (VIE) Presents theories of the role of the firm and socioeconomic responsibilities to the stockholders, employees, customer, suppliers, the community, the nation, and the world. MNGT 2500 Marketing (3) (ATH, GVA, LEID, VIE) Studies the marketing process as it relates to management, channels of distribution, trends in selling, consumer behavior, promotion and pricing policies, research, communications, and government regulation. MNGT 2700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3) (GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship with small business. The course focuses on activities involved in planning, organizing, establishing, and controlling a small business. Includes procedures and problems in starting a business, managerial functions, marketing, and financing a new enterprise, as well as governmental regulations. MNGT 3100 Issues in Management (1-3) (VIE) Analyzes current management issues in terms of historical background, present status, and possible solutions. Utilizes case studies in discussing each issue. MNGT 3280 Introduction to Business Law (3) (ATH, GHA) This course introduces students to legal concepts that influence business relationships, decisions, and practices. Topics introduced include: structuring business transactions by contracts; legal forms of business organizations; legal aspects of financial transactions; laws related to property (including intellectual property); business-related torts (civil liability only); and business related crimes. These topics are approached from a “law for managers” perspective. MNGT 3320 Business Law: International (3) (ATH, GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) Introduces the fundamentals of law and legal relationships related to business in the United States and the Common Market and selected national legal systems. Emphasizes legal problems, laws, and issues in international trade transactions: contracts, agency, distributorship arrangements, sales, negotiable instruments, financing,
MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management (3) (GHA, GVA, LEID, VIE) Studies the relationship between management and employees; principles of dealing with the human factor to maximize the individual’s fulfillment and the productive efficiency of the firm through sound procurement, development, and utilization of the firm’s employees; and labor- management relations. Prerequisite: MNGT 2100. MNGT 3420 Labor-Management Relations (3) (THAI) Studies the historical development and legal framework of labor-management relations, labor unions, and collective bargaining. Explores current trends in labor relations. Prerequisite: MNGT 3400. MNGT 3440 Stress Management (3) (LEID) Studies the impact of stress conditions within organizations and how they impair effective communication and organizational perceptions of organizational behavior. Involves a holistic approach to emotional and physiological stress management. Prerequisite: MNGT 2100. MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior (3) (GHA, GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) Presents individual and group processes involved in management-employee relationships; deals with leadership, group dynamics, communications, motivation, morale, power, conflict management, and job design and satisfaction. Includes analysis of modern concepts of participatory management, organizational culture, change, and development. MNGT 3470 Women in Management (3) (VIE) Designed to increase women’s expertise in achieving success in management through a theoretical, issues-oriented analysis of problems facing women in male-oriented organizations. Goes beyond sex-role stereotypes and labels to expand women’s potential for achievement, leadership, and power. Prerequisite: MNGT 2100. MNGT 3510 Advertising (3) (ATH, LEID, VIE) Studies advertising in terms of its relation to the economy, marketing management, and behavioral sciences. Includes the use, organization, planning, and preparation of advertising and its economic and social effects. Prerequisite: MNGT 2500 or ADVT 1940.
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