Spring Semester 2015

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 spring!

Course Selections


Adult Education


PED 304-40: 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.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

PSY 208-30: 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.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

SPA 102-40: Spanish for Beginners II
Continuation of Spanish for Beginners I. Prerequisite: SPA 101.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

SW 203-30: The Process of Aging
Explores the various theories of aging along with biological and psychosocial aging. Other issues include gender and ethnicity, personality and intellectual development, mental health and physical disease. A review of the process will include the lifeline from birth to death. The dimensions of the whole person will also be addressed by exploring the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth necessary to achieve human potential in later life.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

SW 220-40: Mental Health Across the Life Span
This course will explore topics in mental health, including the history of mental health services, symptoms, treatment, and outcomes of varioous mental health diagnoses, as well policy implications.  Student will become familiar with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and its practical use in the mental health field.  Students will learn about various roles of social workers in mental health settings, as well as the roles of professionals from other disciplines.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

SW 402-30: Social Work Practice IV - Capstone
This course is designed to serve as a capstone to the social work practice sequence.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of working on micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice integrating theory, empirical research, values and skills as integral to the generalist practice of social work.  Prerequisite: SW 401 and 405.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

THE 210-30: 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.
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th


Graduate


COR 520-30: Ethics and Moral Leadership
A discussion and analysis of the ethics and philosophy of moral leadership.  The course is designed to present a vision for the development of reflective, responsible, and socially engaged citizenship and leadership for the community, workplace, society and the world.  It will include the study of topics such as: ethical theory and approaches to moral leadership; the relationship between leaders and followers; exemplars of moral leadership; and the contrast between moral and immoral leadership.  The course facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue and stimulates discussion of ethical leadership.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 502-40: Accounting for the Workplace
Accounting for the Workplace is designed to introduce students to accounting who have not had accounting courses or accounting experience at the undergraduate level. The course fosters an understanding of the basic concepts of financial accounting, including accounting information systems.
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 504-30: 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.
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 506-30: 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.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 518-30: 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.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 520-30: 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.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 560-40: Human Resource Management for Leaders
This course is designed to build understanding in compensation and benefit administration utilized in today’s business and government agencies. Emphasis is placed on understanding human resource wage scales, placement development, administrative requirements and remedies and benefit administration. The impact of legislative issues, mandates and discipline practice is identified and reviewed.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 575-30: Investments & Portfolio Management
This is an MBA elective course designed to enhance development of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values required for effective portfolio management.  The goal of the course is to increase students capacity to understand asset pricing, equity strategies, stocks, bonds and alternative investment strategies. Increasingly, unpredictable environments now require investment managers to learn, adapt and take advantage of new opportunities.
Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 610-40: Legal Environment
This course will provide an overview of the effects of legal forces on the objectives and operations of nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and businesses. Policies and decisions based on current case studies will be examined with emphasis placed on vulnerabilities and the appropriate techniques of managing exposure risks. Contemporary issues relating to governmental regulations, employment issues and human resource policies faced by leaders in cross-cultural settings will be explored.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 620-30: 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.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th

MBA 630-40: 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
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 640-40: Accounting/Govt/Non-Profit Organizations
This course explores accounting principles and procedures relative to governmental units and not-for-profit institutions. A comparison with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used in business is featured.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 650-40: Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
This course is designed to identify and analyze factors that contribute to the success of new business ventures. Major topics include risk assessment and management, leadership skills, sources of funding and the development of a business plan. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful ventures will be analyzed.
Monday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th

MBA 675-30: Strategy Formulation & Implementation
This course integrates the formulation of the organizations strategic plan with the process of implementation of business policies. Students use a culmination of business theories, practices, strategies, financial and economic application learned in this and other courses to design strategic plans to assess a total organization and what it must do to compete successfully in the global environment.  Case studies will be used to enhance the understanding of strategy concepts and practices.  This course is designed to be taken near or at the completion of the MBA program and the major field test will be administered to students in this class.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
January 20th - March 11th


MBA 680-40: 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.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
March 16th - May 7th




This course schedule is provided for the information of the student. It is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the University in order to fulfill its role and mission or by regulatory and/or accrediting bodies specifically impacting the programs. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation, and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made.




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