with and without love, perversion, and pornography. PHIL 2550 Existentialism (3) (VIE) Combining art, film, and literature, this course on existential philosophy aims to show that philosophy is relevant for life. Students explore existentialism- one of the most important traditions of recent thought, which gives primacy to our “lived experience”through a consideration of such vital concepts as “being-in-the-world,” “authenticity,” “bad faith,” and “radical freedom.” We look closely at what gives meaning to life and how to be a free individual. We give special attention to the moral and political implications of existentialism, particularly its implications for understanding gender and race (i.e., the nature of identity). PHIL 2610 Intermediate Reading (2-4) (VIE) Designed for students who have little background in philosophy but who have demonstrated an ability to do independent work and have an interest in exploring some philosophical or non-philosophical texts philosophically. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and filing of official form. PHOT 1010 Digital Basic Photography (3) (GVA, LEID) This course covers basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color. Technological requirements of digital formats will be addressed, such as formats and resolution. Basic digital manipulations of images will be taught in preparation for creating a photo portfolio of images. This course may not count toward the BA in photography electives. GCP Coding: (ARTS) (OCOM) PHOT 2040 History of Photography (3) (LEID) Traces the evolution of photography from the nineteenth into the twenty-first century. GCP Coding: (ARTS) (WCOM) PHOT 2500 Photojournalism (3) (GVA) Students combine practical assignments in newspaper and magazine photography with critical analysis of how photographs produce outstanding news and feature stories. Prerequisite: PHOT 2000 or PHOT 1010. PHOT 3120 Studio Photography and Lighting (3) (GVA) Students learn techniques of medium format and 4 x 5 view camera photography and lighting and how to use studio lighting systems to produce commercial work. Prerequisite: PHOT 2000.
the arguments offered in support of that claim. GCP Coding: (CRI) (WCOM) PHIL 2000 Making Decisions (4) (LEID) There are significant tensions between how we ought to decide (or how decision theory tells us we ought to decide) and how we in fact decide. This course reviews ideal methods for decision making, ways that decision makers habitually fall short of the ideals, and how decision theory can be applied in ordinary life to make more rational decisions and achieve better outcomes. Topics include mental and social impediments to good decision making, probabilities, risk, games, and bargaining. GCP Coding: (QL) (OCOM) PHIL 2080 Topics in Philosophy (3) (ATH) Study of text or topic in a special area of philosophy. Contents and methodology on an introductory level. May be repeated for credit if content differs. PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics (3) (GVA, LEID, THAI, IVE) A topical introduction to ethics. Topics to be covered may include: the nature of ethical reasoning, duty, and obligation; excuses, mitigating circumstances, and personal responsibility; conflicts between obligations and between duty and self-interest; conflict between personal and community moral standards; and the objectivity or subjectivity of values. Replaces BUSN 2110. GCP Coding: (ROC) (ETH) PHIL 2300 Social and Political Philosophy (3) (ATH, LEID) Introduces philosophical issues and concepts of political thought from antiquity to the present day through examination, from different perspectives, of democracy, sovereignty and authority, justice, liberty, and the relationship between the individual and the state. Cross-listed with POLT 1070. GCP Coding: (ROC) (CRI) PHIL 2320 Contemporary Moral Problems (3) (GVA) Examines the opposing positions typically taken in discussions of contemporary moral problems, such as euthanasia, the death penalty, pornography, animal rights, and world hunger. The focus is on developing and critically analyzing reasons used to support a moral position. GCP Coding: (SSHB) (ETH) PHIL 2390 Philosophy of Sex and Love (3) (VIE) An introductory study of sexual philosophy including historical traditions as well as a variety of alternative belief systems. Critical analysis of topics such as marriage and adultery, sex
MNGT 4940 Global Competitive Strategies (3) (LEID, THAI, VIE) A capstone course that covers a variety of international business and management practices, procedures, and problems. Employs a case-study method with emphasis on problem- solving techniques in a global perspective. There is an additional course fee of $42. Prerequisite: Completion of other courses in area of emphasis. MNGT 4950 Internship (1-6) (THAI) Prerequisite: Major in Management Department. This capstone course is about building a roadmap for your dreams. It is an integrative, “capstone” project course designed to bring together a student’s entrepreneurial education experience at Webster University. Building on this entrepreneurial education, each student will develop a comprehensive business plan based on the student’s original and innovative concept. At the end of the term, each student will present their business plan before a review panel comprised of faculty, entrepreneurs, financial organizations, and the business community who will evaluate your plan using “real-world standards.” Prerequisite: For students seeking the certificate in entrepreneurship, they must complete all of the required MNGT 4960 Entrepreneurship Capstone (3) (THAI) courses for the certificate. For students seeing the BA in entrepreneurship, they must complete all required courses for the degree. MUSC 1070 Topics in Music (3) (GHA, LEID, VIE) Designed for students majoring in areas outside of music. These courses include African music, American music, jazz, music and spirituality, rock music, women in music, and world music. See the current course description book for the topics offered for a particular semester. Emphasizes listening skills by examining musical materials and structures. May be repeated for credit if content differs. GCP Coding: (ARTS) (WCOM) MUSC 4705 The Vienna Musical Experience (3) (VIE) Vienna is the music capital of Europe. This course guides students in discovering the breadth and depth of musical experiences while studying abroad in Austria. Prerequisite: Junior standing. PBRL 1010 Fundamentals of Strategic Communications and Public Relations (3) (VIE) Students learn strategic and tactical communications skills necessary for the practice of corporate communications and public relations in business,
organizational, and non-profit settings. Topics covered include the history and theory of public relations, strategic communications processes, stakeholder analysis and issues management, and communications tactics such as media relations, publications, community relations, consumer relations, employee communications, and online Internet communications. PBRL 2400 New Media Messaging (3) (VIE) This course will focus on new media platforms as they emerge and are used as tactical communications tools in strategic communications and public relations. New media such as social media will be identified and integrated into the course. Students will become familiar with the development and use of new media, will learn how to prepare content specifically for these new technological applications and integrate the use of new media into strategic communications plans. Analytics will be used to measure the effectiveness of these tactics in accomplishing organizational goals and objectives. Prerequisite: PBRL 1010. PBRL 3150 Topics (1-3) (ATH) These courses are offered periodically to feature topics in public relations not covered by regularly offered courses. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisites: May vary with topic. PBRL 4500 Health Communication (3) (VIE) Overview of the field of health communication with attention to analysis and practice of health communication relationships and messages. Emphasis is placed on physician-patient communication, health journalism, and corporate communication, communication by nonprofit organizations and government health agencies, and public health education campaigns. Prerequisite: PBRL 1010. PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy (3) (VIE) Introduces a broad spectrum of topics in philosophy, such as knowledge, reality, freedom, morality, and art. The emphasis is not only on what is contained in these topics, but also on how to think critically about them. GCP Coding: (ROC) (CRI) PHIL 1010 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3) (LEID) Emphasizes identifying the techniques of critical analysis and analyzing arguments in a variety of short essays, most of them not by professional philosophers. Gives special attention to educating students to distinguish between their own beliefs as to the truth or falsity of a claim and the validity of
PHOT 3195 Digital Photo Imaging II (3) (GVA) Students learn intermediate and advanced concepts and methods of working with photographic imagery in creative, efficient, and innovative ways via Adobe Photoshop. Additional peripheral software and hardware are discussed as well. Mastery of these methods, tools, and topics is expressed in successful completion of interactive tutorials and personal projects. Prerequisite: PHOT 3190. PHOT 3599 Independent Study (1-12) (LEID) Independent study involves research work on a specialized subject or project, artistic work, or study of an interdisciplinary nature. In contrast to a practicum, the emphasis in an independent study is usually an individual pursuit of a specific content area. Requires the filing of official form and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit if content differs. PHOT 4000 Photo Workshop (3-6) (GVA, LEID) Specific topics are offered on a rotating basis. Recent offerings have included large format photography, the toy camera, image/text and study trips to places like New York City and Tuscany. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: May vary with topic. PHOT 4010 Photography Gallery Management (3-6) (LEID) Students learn all aspects of running a photo gallery, including publicity, mailing lists, web site and other publications and openings. May be repeated once for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on various topics in advanced studio photography, such as people and portrait, and the digital studio, on a rotating basis. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: PHOT 3120. Additional prerequisites may vary with topic. PHOT 4700 Professional Development in Photography (3) (GVA) Students learn how to prepare for careers in the field of photography. Topics include portfolio development and presentation; professional PHOT 4030 Topics in Studio Photography (3-6) (GVA) organizations; interviewing skills; and résumé preparation. Prerequisites: Photography major and senior standing. This is the capstone course for the major, and should be taken in the student’s last semester. PHOT 4870 Advanced Photojournalism (3-6) (GVA) Students learn practical application of photojournalism principles by serving as
members of the campus newspaper, The Journal, staff. This course is an extension of PHOT 2500. Students apply their knowledge of photojournalism, including strategies and techniques employed in a variety of assignments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: PHOT 2500 and PHOT 3190. Note: It is advisable to take JOUR 1030 prior to or concurrently with PHOT 4870. POLT 1000 Topics in Politics (3) (ATH, THAI) Introduces the study of contemporary politics, focusing on understanding current events or enduring themes (power, war, justice, etc.) of politics. Students practice oral skills or writing skills needed to effectively engage in political discourse and communication. May be repeated for credit if content differs. POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations (3) (ATH, GVA, THAI) contemporary global problems. It also introduces students to the subfields of international relations: international security, international political economy, foreign policy, international relations theory, international organizations, and international law. Cross-listed with INTL 1050. GCP Coding: (GLBL) (CRI) POLT 1060 Introduction to American Politics (3) (ATH, LEID, THAI) Presents the basic concepts, structures, and functions of the United States political system and an analysis of the role of individuals in the practice of American politics. GCP Coding: (SSHB) (CRI) POLT 1070 Introduction to Political Theory (3) (ATH, GHA, GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) Introduces philosophical issues and concepts of political thought from antiquity to the present through examination, from different perspectives, of democracy, sovereignty and authority, justice, liberty, and the relationship between the individual and the state. Cross-listed with PHIL 2300. GCP Coding: (ROC) (CRI) This course examines how state and non-state actors confront POLT 1080 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) (GHA, GVA, THAI, VIE) This course is an introduction to the systematic and analytical study of states/societies in the world using the comparative method. Students learn to compare countries on such topics as state legitimacy and capacity, ethnic conflicts, political ideologies and institutions, economic poverty and development, political violence, the impact of globalization, and environmental problems. GCP Coding: (GLBL) (INTC)
WEBSTER.EDU/STUDYABROAD -48- Course provides both experiential learning and case studies involving The World Trade Center, US Export/ Import Bank, and The US Chamber of Commerce. Students will develop a global entrepreneurial action plan that can be implemented. Prerequisite: for students who wish to start and grow a global business. Students will gain knowledge and insight into how a global business is born. Because global business factors increasingly impinge upon entrepreneurs, whether the venture addresses a domestic market or a global market the course in global entrepreneurship is relevant to both US-based and non-US-based students. and to a lesser extent, literature is also analyzed. The social contexts for creativity and economic activity are evaluated and analyzed. Practical tools for individual creativity are introduced to the student to advance their own approaches to creativity in their specific field to assist the student toward realizing what might be done. MNGT 3740 Global Entrepreneurship (3) (VIE) The Global Entrepreneurship course will increase the probability of success MNGT 3550 Public Relations (3) (VIE) Studies public relations policies and practices as an integral process of information gathering, assembling, evaluating, and reporting. Includes an overview of the role of public relations in developing favorable external public opinion toward an organization, corporation, institution, or individual. MNGT 3720 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3) (GVA, THAI, VIE) This course introduces students to the unique marketing issues faced by today’s entrepreneurs when creating and growing their businesses. Students will learn the process of designing and implementing marketing concepts to address challenges facing entrepreneurial organization. This process, known as Entrepreneurial Marketing, takes into account the special challenges and opportunities involved in developing marketing strategies from the “start-up phase”, through growth and maintenance phases. Students will develop a comprehensive entrepreneurial marketing plan over the course based on their own business concept. MNGT 3730 Innovation, Creativity and the Entrepreneur (3) (VIE) This course introduces students to basic theories of innovation and creativity. The concepts are balanced between an analysis of what has been done and what can be done. The course includes an analysis of the sources of creativity as seen from multiple perspectives and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The creativity of artists and musicians is analyzed. The role played by language,
MNGT 2700 or permission of the instructor.
MNGT 4100 International Management (3) (GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) Students examine the environment and operations of international management. Topics include the globalization of business, strategic planning for the multinational, global, and transnational organizations, multinational structure, foreign subsidiary coordination and control, and special issues concerning expatriate employees. Prerequisites: MNGT 2100 and MNGT 3400. MNGT 4330 International Marketing (3) (GVA, LEID, VIE) The student will be exposed to several aspects of international marketing. These will include the international marketing mix; product, pricing, distribution, and promotion; as well as emerging issues in international trade, such as trading blocs, trade barriers, and standardization/adaptation. Prerequisite: MNGT 2500. MNGT 4570 Marketing Research (3) (ATH, LEID, VIE) Studies the nature and scope of research techniques employed in gathering information concerning marketing and advertising practices and procedures. Subjects include sources and collection of data, sampling, interpretation of data, and research in areas of motivation, advertising, and consumer behavior. Prerequisite: MNGT 2500. MNGT 4900 Managerial Policies and Strategies (3) (GHA, GVA, LEID, THAI, VIE) This course takes a broad view of business from the perspective of the CEO and general manager. Students will learn concepts and tools for company and environmental analysis and the formulation, implementation and control of strategies. Students then will apply this knowledge in problem-solving case analyses of firms and industries. There is an additional course fee of $42. Prerequisite: Completion of the other courses in the area of emphasis. MNGT 4920 Marketing Strategies (3) (LEID, THAI, VIE) This capstone course covers a variety of marketing practices, procedures and problems. Employs an applications- based method, with emphasis on use of techniques in product image building and problem solving. Specific, substantive projects are undertaken by the students. There is an additional course fee of $42. Prerequisite: Completion of other courses in area of the marketing emphasis.
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