Fall Semester 2012

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School of Graduate & Adult Education

School of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610.796.5187 or
888.258.3764 X6
Fax: 610.796.8367
eMail: gradandadult@alvernia.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Blended Courses - Main Campus

Not sure if you’re ready to take a class entirely online? A blended class might be the perfect solution for you. This format offers the best of both worlds. You’ll still interact with classmates in person while you enjoy the freedom of studying where and when you want with online learning.

Students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. For more information, please visit our technology requirements. Each blended course requires additional hours of online instruction.

Enjoy the best of both worlds and take a blended class this fall!

Course Selections


Continuing Studies

ART 105-20: Art Appreciation   
An introductory course in art where visual manifestations of ideas are studied from pre-historic times through the present. Students will explore the development of social, political, philosophical, and theological ideas as they relate to art. Does not satisfy the art minor.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.   

BH 404-01: Practicum Field Exp  
The student will participate in a fieldwork site in a prevention/intervention/treatment setting in the area of behavioral health, consistent with the student’s area of concentration (i.e., addiction, mental health, or child welfare) or in a generalist behavioral health practice. Field placements will occur at facilities that are licensed or approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The fieldwork practicum promotes the integration of classroom and experiential learning in the development of clinical reasoning, reflective practice and professionalism. This practicum is a 100 hour experience (3 credits). Ideally each 3 credit practicum experience will be taken in conjunction with another 3 credit practicum course, with the entire experience amounting to 6 credits or 200 hours. Prerequisite: 24 credits in BH.
August 27 - December 14  
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  
Dates: 8/29, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5  

BH 405-01: Practicum Field Exp  
The student will participate in a fieldwork site in a prevention/intervention/treatment setting in the area of behavioral health, consistent with the student’s area of concentration (i.e., addiction, mental health, or child welfare) or generalist behavioral health practice. Field placements will occur at facilities that are licensed or approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This fieldwork practicum promotes the integration of classroom and experiential learning in the development of clinical reasoning, reflective practice and professionalism. This practicum is a 100 hour experience (3 credits). Ideally each 3 credit practicum experience will be taken in conjunction with another 3 credit practicum course, with the entire experience amounting to 6 credits or 200 hours. Prerequisite: 24 credits in BH.
August 27 - December 14  
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  
Dates: 8/29, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5  

BH 406-01: Practicum Field Exp
This field practicum will require the student to choose a suitable and approved field placement site that is consistent with their area of concentration (i.e., addiction, mental health, or child welfare) or generalist behavioral health practice. Field placements will occur at facilities that are licensed or approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This fieldwork practicum promotes the integration of classroom and experiential learning in the development of clinical reasoning, reflective practice and professionalism. This field practicum is a 100 hour experience (3 credits). Ideally each 3 credit practicum experience will be taken in conjunction with another 3 credit practicum course, with the entire experience amounting to 6 credits or 200 hours. Prerequisite: 24 credits in BH.
August 27 - December 14  
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  
Dates: 8/29, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5  

BH 407-01: Practicum Field Exp  
This final field practicum will require the student to choose a suitable and approved field placement site that is consistent with their area of concentration (i.e., addiction, mental health, or child welfare) or generalist behavioral health practice. Field placements will occur at facilities that are licensed or approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This capstone fieldwork practicum promotes the integration of classroom and experiential learning in the development of clinical reasoning, reflective practice and professionalism. This field practicum is a 100 hour experience (3 credits). Ideally each 3 credit practicum experience will be taken in conjunction with another 3 credit practicum course, with the entire experience amounting to 6 credits or 200 hours. Prerequisite: 24 credits in BH.
August 27 - December 14  
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  
Dates: 8/29, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5

BUS 208-10: Sales & Sales Management   
An introduction to the sales process including prospecting, lead generation and qualification, sales presentation and closing skills. Sales management focuses on planning, organizing, staffing and supervision of the sales effort. Pre-requisite: BUS 207 or permission of instructor.
August 27 - October 17   
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

BUS 218-20: Personal Economics   
An introduction to the sales process including prospecting, lead generation and qualification, sales presentation and closing skills. Sales management focuses on planning, organizing, staffing and supervision of the sales effort. Pre-requisite: BUS 207 or permission of instructor.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

BUS 280-10: Human Resources Management   
The study of human resources in the management of the organization. Emphasis placed in understanding human resource planning, talent acquisition and talent management, total rewards management, and the human resource practitioner as strategic partner. Impact of Human resource Information Systems (HRIS), legislative issues, work design techniques discussed as well as other issues affecting human capital, including: Employee Assistance Plans (EAP), discipline and discharge practices. Prerequisite: BUS 206.
August 27 - October 17   
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 305-10: Accounting Information Systems   
Discussion of the design, implementation, and improvement of accounting systems while emphasizing the role technology plays in each phase. A systems approach to the gathering, processing, summarizing, and reporting of financial information is key. The implementation of internal controls will also be stressed. General ledger, financial reporting, receivables, payables, inventory, and payroll are among the specific areas of application students will experience through an automated accounting package. Prerequisite: BUS 250.
August 27 - October 17   
Thursday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

BUS 309-10: Advertising & Promotion   
In-depth study of factors that go into promotion and advertising campaigns. Students critically examine elements involved in planning, research, budgeting, public relations, media selection, creative concepts, message appeal, cost effectiveness, and legal constraints. Emphasis is placed on important role of promotion and advertising within the marketing context. Prerequisite: BUS 307 or permission of instructor.
August 27 - October 17   
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

BUS 311-20: Principles of Management Info Systems   
Examines the hardware and software components of information systems and the strategic uses of information. Topics include DSS (decision support systems), Executive Information Systems, AI (artificial intelligence), Expert Systems, and information ethics. The focus is on the Internet as an information tool and on E-Commerce. Prerequisites: BUS 101, BUS 206, and evidence of computer information literacy.
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 332-10: Operations Management   
Fundamental concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze and control systems of production. Investigate operational problems in producing goods and services. Case analysis to include topics in making quality happen, logistics of planning production, managing inventories, dealing with capacity change, opportunities for vertical integration and operations strategy. Prerequisites: BUS 206; and MAT 208 or 209.
August 27 - October 17   
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 342-20: Business Law   
Deals with the meaning and functions of business law as applied to negotiable contracts, sales, agency employment, real property, insurance, labor, anti-trust law, consumer protection, and other legal issues such as international, environmental, privacy, tort and criminal law.
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 410-S1: Financial Analysis   
Provides in-depth analysis of role our financial system and financial intermediaries have on a nation’s economy. Emphasis is placed on how businesses acquire capital in our institutional and market environment. Financial statement analysis, including ratio analysis, is shown as a means of analyzing a firm’s strengths and weaknesses. By exposing students to institutions, markets and management, they understand how these three areas interrelate. Prerequisites: BUS 101, 248, 249.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 12/8   

BUS 420-10: Employment Law   
Approaches the study of labor and employment law through text case studies, leading court decisions and current events. Insight into the workplace legal environment is presented through interactive analysis. Multi- cultural and global legal employment trends are presented. Prerequisite: BUS 306, 310, 320.
August 27 - October 17   
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 427-20: International Human Resource Management   
Explores the implications that the process of internationalization has on the activities and policies of human resource management. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: BUS 320.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

BUS 450-10: Org Leadership, Gov & Accountability   
Analyzes organizations in terms of structure, authority, culture, managerial philosophy and ethical scrutiny. Students learn theories of human perception, communication, motivation, organization culture and change. Students apply these theories to practice through research, experiential exercises and case studies. Prerequisite: BUS 206
August 27 - October 17   
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

COM 240-20: Public Relations   
A study of principles and applications of public relations in contemporary society. The course will include an overview of the relationship between the public relations practitioner and both internal and external publics. Topics include media relations, publications, crisis management, and the development of public relations plans/campaigns.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

ECON 110-20: Current Economic Issues   
The class is designed to use basic economic theory and demonstrate how it is applied to current real-world public policy decisions, and how the outcomes have immediate and personal impact.
October 18 - December 11   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

MAT 208-S1: Introductory Statistics   
This course in applications of statistics and probability is designed for such areas as sociology, business, economics, medicine and psychology. Topics include descriptive statistics, data organization and graphical methods, laws of probability, rules review of probability, linear correlation and regression, binomial and normal distributions, sampling and statistical inference. Varied computer applications, using the statistical software package SPSS, are required. Not open to math or science majors. Students earning credit for this course cannot earn credit for MAT 209. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
August 27 - December 14   
Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MUS 123-20: American Popular Music   
Presents basic elements of music with special emphasis on growth and development of American popular music, rock and jazz. Listening lessons, independent projects and class discussions that encourage active participation and develop an appreciation for our rich heritage of music and the arts.
October 18 - December 11   
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

NUR 307-RN1: Concepts & Theories   
The course provides an overview of historical aspects, contemporary issues, and future trends in nursing practice within a legal, moral, ethical, and political framework. The course introduces practicing nurses to multiple nursing theories, philosophies, and conceptual models with application to practice. This course is limited to professional RNs. Pre-or co-requisite "NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing".
August 27 - October 17   
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.       

NUR 307-RN2: Concepts & Theories   
The course provides an overview of historical aspects, contemporary issues, and future trends in nursing practice within a legal, moral, ethical, and political framework. The course introduces practicing nurses to multiple nursing theories, philosophies, and conceptual models with application to practice. This course is limited to professional RNs. Pre-or co-requisite "NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing".
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 316-1RN: Health Assess/Lifespan for Prof Nurses   
The nursing process guides the enhancement of skills for the systematic collection, organization, interpretation, integration, and communication of data reflecting the health status of individuals. Building upon skills obtained in nursing practice, learning activities within the classroom and clinical laboratory and designed to facilitate acquisition of theory and skills necessary to perform a holistic assessment of individuals across the life span. This course includes classroom and laboratory components. This course is limited to professional RNs.
August 27 - October 17   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 316-2RN: Health Assess/Lifespan for Prof Nurses   
The nursing process guides the enhancement of skills for the systematic collection, organization, interpretation, integration, and communication of data reflecting the health status of individuals. Building upon skills obtained in nursing practice, learning activities within the classroom and clinical laboratory and designed to facilitate acquisition of theory and skills necessary to perform a holistic assessment of individuals across the life span. This course includes classroom and laboratory components. This course is limited to professional RNs.
October 18 - December 11   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 318-1RN: Dev Cultural Competency & Global Aware   
This course focuses on improving the safety and quality of nursing practice in the light of our country's cultural pluralism. Health care practices and beliefs of selected cultures in the United States, as well as legal, moral, ethical, political, economic, spiritual, and geographical factors impacting health care in a pluralistic society are explored. Client education and nursing research are integrated with accepted anthropological and sociological concepts and theories. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. This course is limited to professionals RNs. Pre-or co-requisite "NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing"
August 27 - October 17   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 318-2RN: Dev Cultural Competency & Global Aware   
This course focuses on improving the safety and quality of nursing practice in the light of our country's cultural pluralism. Health care practices and beliefs of selected cultures in the United States, as well as legal, moral, ethical, political, economic, spiritual, and geographical factors impacting health care in a pluralistic society are explored. Client education and nursing research are integrated with accepted anthropological and sociological concepts and theories. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. This course is limited to professionals RNs. Pre-or co-requisite "NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing"
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.       

NUR 320-2RN: Intro to Healthcare Informatics   
This course introduces the student to an overview of the basic concepts of healthcare informatics. This course integrates nursing science with computer technology and information science used to enhance the student's use of information technology for developing, evaluating, and disseminating health care information.
October 18 - December 11   
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 403-RN: Health Restoration/Aging Population   
The nursing process is utilized to explore theories of health promotion and restoration in the aging population with chronic illness. Various cultural and complimentary modalities used in health restoration are introduced with a focus on family support and community resources. Research studies are reviewed that relate to nursing care of aging patients in the community and hospital setting. Provided is an overview of holistic care for individuals and family members that assures quality end-of-life care. This course includes a clinical component. This course is limited to professional RNs.
August 27 - December 14   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 405-RN: Hlth Promotion in Families & Communities   
This course introduces varied aspects of community and public health nursing through the nursing process. Strategies will be utilized for health maintenance, health promotion, and disease prevention for clients of all ages, their families, the community, and multicultural populations. This course includes a clinical component. This course is limited to professional RNs.
August 27 - December 14   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

NUR 411-1RN: Nursing Leadership & Management   
Provides the professional nurse with knowledge and skills essential to be a coordinator, manage, and leader within a personal and professional ethical framework. Skills essential to this role are leadership, communication, collaboration, effective time-management, appropriate negotiation, coordination and evaluation of interdisciplinary health care teams for the purpose of outcome based practice. This course is limited to professional RNs. Pre- or co-requisite "NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing".
August 27 - October 17   
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

PED 304-S1: Wellness for Life   
Study of the concepts that contribute to a lifestyle of wellness. Topics include principles of wellness, principles of community health, non-infectious diseases, accident and injury prevention, AIDS, STDs, nutrition, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, mental and emotional health, personality traits, stress, steroids, cancer, and substance abuse. Students appraise their personal wellness levels and design a personalized fitness program that is practically applied.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 12:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       

PHI 335-10: Philosophy of Love & Friendship   
A study of love and friendship in western philosophy and literature. The course will examine some basic questions about the nature of love and friendship that have been raised in the history of Western thought. Prerequisite: PHI 105 or 345.
August 27 - October 17   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

PSY 208-20: Human Development Across the Life Span   
Focuses on physical, cognitive, social, personality and moral development through life span from infancy to old age. Cross cultural, gender and minority issues will be integrated when appropriate. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

PSY 215-20: Multicultural Issues   
Study of the universals of human behavior as well as the differences brought about by the specific needs, experiences and characteristics of diverse populations. The course examines communication, understanding and awareness among culturally different people. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

PSY 303-10: Psychology of Personality   
Study of theoretical approaches to personality structure and development; contributions taken from psychodynamics, social, behavioral, trait and phenomenological theorists. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
August 27 - October 17   
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

PSY 306-20: Group Dynamics   
Examination of forces involved in small group interaction. Small group work sessions developed.
October 18 - December 11   
Thursday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

PSY 350-20: Industrial & Organizational Psychology   
Explores application of psychological principles and results of empirical research to the behavior of individuals in the workplace. Topics include organizational issues (e.g., work motivation, job attitudes, leadership, and organizational stress) and industrial issues (e.g., including employee attraction, selection, placement, performance appraisal and feedback, and ergonomics). Intrinsic connection between science and practice is emphasized throughout course. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
October 18 - December 11   
Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

THE 210-10: Medical Moral Theology   
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement
August 27 - October 17   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

THE 210-20: Medical Moral Theology   
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

THE 225-10: Global Issues: Gospel Perspective   
Ethical concerns in war, peace, global and domestic policy, and other social issues. Addresses both Roman Catholic teachings and writings from other religions and cultures. This course fulfills the Human Diversity graduation requirement and the Ethics/Morality requirement.
August 27 - October 17   
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

THE 345-20: Issues in Historical Theology   
An historical study of the principal theological controversies that shaped the development of Christianity. This course is designed as an introduction to theological study for students in the Innovative Degree Programs (Plus Two, Mid-Degree, Degree Completion). Other students must have permission of the instructor.
October 18 - December 11   
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Graduate

COR 510-02: Moral Leadership   
A discussion and analysis of philosophies of moral leadership. The course is designed to present a vision for the development of reflective, responsible, and socially engaged leadership for the community, workplace, society and the global world. It will include the study of topics such as: theories of and approaches to moral leadership; the ideal relationship between leaders and followers; historical exemplars of moral leadership; and the contrast between moral and immoral leadership.
August 27 - December 14   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.       

COR 510-S1: Moral Leadership   
A discussion and analysis of philosophies of moral leadership. The course is designed to present a vision for the development of reflective, responsible, and socially engaged leadership for the community, workplace, society and the global world. It will include the study of topics such as: theories of and approaches to moral leadership; the ideal relationship between leaders and followers; historical exemplars of moral leadership; and the contrast between moral and immoral leadership.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Dates: 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1   

COR 600-01: Organizational and Professional Ethics   
A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
August 27 - December 14   
Thursday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

COR 600-S1: Organizational and Professional Ethics   
A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8   

MBA 504-20: Management & Marketing   
The purpose of this course is to provide foundations in management and marketing for students who have entered the program with limited exposure to management and marketing. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basis for management theory and marketing.
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

MBA 506-10: Economics & Finance   
The purpose of this course is to provide foundations in economics and finance for students who have entered the program with limited exposure to economics and finance. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basis for economic theory and financial decision making.
August 27 - October 17   
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

MBA 518-06: Corporate Communication   
Examines nature of communication in the corporate and organizational context and how the corporation communicates with its various publics. Analyzes organizational communication (internal and external) before, during, and post-change, such as during growth, collapse, and merger. Case studies may include: corporations (for profit and not-for-profit); schools and/or educational establishments; law enforcement and justice systems; churches and/or religious systems; health institutions; military organizations; government associations.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       

MBA 518-S1: Corporate Communication   
Examines nature of communication in the corporate and organizational context and how the corporation communicates with its various publics. Analyzes organizational communication (internal and external) before, during, and post-change, such as during growth, collapse, and merger. Case studies may include: corporations (for profit and not-for-profit); schools and/or educational establishments; law enforcement and justice systems; churches and/or religious systems; health institutions; military organizations; government associations.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Dates: 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1   

MBA 520-S1: Marketing Services   
This course is designed to provide students with a broad approach to the concepts of various marketing functions including consumer behavior and new product development. Emphasis will be placed on international issues and their impact on the development of strategies for consumer and industrial-based products or services entering the global market. Prerequisite: Prior coursework in marketing or MBA 504 - Management and Marketing.
August 27 - December 14   
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Dates: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8   

MBA 620-01: Managerial Economics   
This course examines the use of economic tools for managerial decision-making. Applicable economic, statistical and computer skills will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the microeconomic theory of organizations and its application in businesses, schools, churches and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: MBA 600 Quantitative Methods.
August 27 - December 14   
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

MBA 630-01: Management Finance   
This course presents an overview of financial management and its role within nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and businesses. The focus will be on the prime variables that affect the financial manager within the firm and within the economy. Topics will include financial management and its environment, analysis of the operating budget and its impact on setting priorities, valuation and the cost of capital, capital budgeting, working capital management, analyzing and planning financial performance, and institutional features of long-term planning. Prerequisite: Managerial Economics
August 27 - December 14   
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

MBA 680-01: Executive Leadership Seminar   
This is a capstone course and is designed to enhance development of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values required for one to become an effective, inspirational leader. In addition to case studies, interaction with successful business executives will provide students with realistic models of leadership.
August 27 - December 14   
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.          

MED 544-20: Transition & Instruction for Secondary Special Needs Students
This course addresses the legal and instructional issues related to adolescents and young adults with disabilities. Topics include functional curriculum, individual transition planning, self-determination and self-advocacy. Included in this course are ten hours of embedded fieldwork within community-based, vocational or post-secondary sites where individuals aged 16 through young adults are taught.
October 18 - December 11   
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  

NUR 640-MSN: Evidence Based Teaching Practice   
Introduces theoretical and evidence based approaches in nursing education. Pedagogical methods are explored to develop student thinking, clinical competence and professional behavior. Teaching strategies geared toward culturally and demographically diverse learner populations are integrated. explores the role of nursing faculty in a variety of settings and prepares educators for integration of technology in teaching across the curriculum.
August 27 - December 14   
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.       

NUR 642-MSN: Teaching Strategies in Nursing: Practicum   
Includes practicum experience in the classroom, simulation skills laboratory, clinical, and academic settings. Students will demonstrate skill in working with technology enriched pedagogical methods and apply current evidenced-based literature in nursing education to teaching practice. The student will recognize the influence of teaching styles, interpersonal interactions and cultural contexts on learner outcomes.
August 27 - December 14   
TBA       

NUR 650-MSN: Nurse Educator Role Synthesis: Capstone   
A guided, multi-disciplinary, scholarly project beginning with a theoretical framework and comprehensive literature review, proceeding through an implementation phase, and concluding with an analytic outcome measurement. The paper/project is supported by the integration of principles from the disciplines of education and nursing. The final paper will be presented in a professional conference setting. The student works with a capstone advisor(s) and a seminar component is included. Course is taken in the final 12 credits of the MSN program.
August 27 - December 14   
TBA


 
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