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ACCOUNTING

ACTG 3350 Business Consolidation. The study of the accounting of mergers, consolidations and acquisitions, and subsequent ownership.

ACTG 3351 Computerized Accounting. Using the PC to solve accounting problems including general ledger, financial statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and payroll.

ACTG 3352 Federal Income Tax Accounting. The IRS Code, the various income tax acts, and problems in the preparation of tax returns are studied as they relate to the individual.

ACTG 3353 Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships. The study of the federal tax laws as they relate to corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. This course is designed to introduce students to tax statues that will impact non-individual tax entities.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUAD 2350 Business Communications. Business writing with emphasis on communication in typical business situations and expressing ideas effectively to achieve specific purposes. Includes business letters, memoranda, application letters, resumes, and a business report.

BUAD 2371 Introduction to Public Policy. An introduction to the study of the policy process. Models of policy formulation, selection, execution, and impact are considered with reference to specific policy areas such as health, welfare, defense, budgets and taxes, law enforcement.

BUAD 2352 Business Mathematics (This course will NOT satisfy DBU's General Math requirement.)The development and application of mathematical skills to specific business problems and operations, including inventories, depreciation, calculation of interest expense, annuities, present value, bonds, insurance, and taxes.

BUAD 2353 Business Presentations, Reports, and Correspondence. The course presents concepts in designing, writing and illustrating presentations, reports, and correspondence in organizational settings. Upon completing, the students will be competent in preparing business presentations, reports and correspondence.

BUAD 2354 Planning Special Events. Designed to expand professional skills in planning and executing special events. Presents an in-depth study from concept to conclusion, including setting objectives and a theme, securing entertainment and speakers, and choosing food and decorations. Presents techniques for controlling food and beverage costs. Studies the interface with program personnel, including confirmation, travel/hotel arrangements, on-site facilitation, and post-meeting wrap-up.

BUAD 3350 Administrative Law. The legal adjustment of administrative authority and individual liberty including: judicial control over administration, personal liability of officers, scope and limits of administrative powers and the due process measurement of administrative procedure.

BUAD 3351 Administration of Public Personnel. An analysis of the various functions of public personnel administration, including organization and management and the handling of personnel problems relating to public employees.

BUAD 3352 Business Consulting. Business consulting is a professional service that is focused on improving an organization's total quality, productivity, and competitive advantage. This course looks at the fundamentals of business consulting along with specific information on the attributes and characteristics of consultants, problem-solving techniques used by consultants and the role of ethics in business consulting.

BUAD 3353 Business Behavior. A study of the foundations and theories of ethics as related to society and the modern corporation. Includes the strengths and weaknesses regarding ethics of business conduct, with a view to raising the moral consciousness of individuals in the work place.

BUAD 3354 Business Forecasting. Forecasting techniques used in business settings. Simple and multiple regression, time series, index numbers, exponential smoothing, moving average, and basic econometrics.

BUAD 3355 Business Ownership And Start-Up. The course presents the necessary functions of owning and operating a small business. The student will learn how to prepare a business plan and how to purchase, start, and operate a business.

BUAD 3356 Business Policy and Administration. Formulation and interpretation of policy, executive responsibilities and decision making; administration practices and business ethics; case problems, management audits, business games, simulations and lectures.

BUAD 3357 Classified Document Management. The study of organization and maintenance of classified document accountability. Focus on the analysis of processing classified accountable documents and database management. Learn appropriate methods of classified distribution, retention and destruction.

BUAD 3358 Classroom Management and Training. Presents the processes of the business trainer in achieving overall classroom effectiveness and learning results. Special emphasis will be placed on material to be presented, preparation of classroom and materials, controlling the classroom, and testing for learning results.

BUAD 3359 Consulting for Small Business. The course presents a variety of business problems. Students will identify opportunities and/or problems, research alternatives, formulate a recommended course of action with possible outcome and present recommendations.

BUAD 3360 Cost/Schedule Control Systems Critique. This course presents an overview of Cost/Schedule Control System Criteria (C/SCSC) as it applies to government contracts. Benefits of using this system will be demonstrated and the theoretical and practical application presented.

BUAD 3361 Customer Service. The course provides an overview of customer service in business; the relationship between customer and customer service provider; value added services, employee empowerment and dealing with complaints.

BUAD 3362 Data Collection and Analysis. Students will learn tools used to gather and process information, understand the concepts of process variability and stability, and also understand how control charts can be used to help make decisions.

BUAD 3363 Desktop Publishing in Business. Covers desktop publishing software used to create printed materials such as newsletters, brochures, business forms, and resumes. Course addresses design and layout decisions and editing for the office worker.

BUAD 3364 Developing Company Training Material. Covers the development of training materials from inception to production. Stages include conceptualizing the idea and its objective, sources for gathering data, thought centralization and writing copy, and producing the printed copy.

BUAD 3365 Diversity in the Workplace. Develops the awareness and sensitivity of students to issues of race, religion, culture, age, gender, and sexual orientation in the workplace.

BUAD 3366 Employment Law. This course will cover recruitment, selection and placement of employees in an organization. Test validation and other selection techniques relative to EEO, ADA, and AAP laws are included. Recruiting, selection and placing a culturally diverse work force to meet federal law is emphasized.

BUAD 3367 Executive Administrative Procedures. This course is designed to cover the techniques used in office situations, such as handling correspondence, filing, receptionist and telephone techniques, scheduling, and planning for meetings.

BUAD 3368 Human Relations in Business. Interpersonal relations in business and industry; human needs and their satisfaction, leadership and supervision, group dynamics and the informal group communication.

BUAD 3369 International Business. A macroeconomic approach to international business related problems. An interdisciplinary course dealing with international trade finance, taxes, currencies, economic integration, balance of payments and counter trade.

BUAD 3370 Land Development Regulations. The legal constraints applied to the physical growth of urban areas. Rules, regulations, enabling acts, codes, ordinances, administrative practices and related legal and quasi-legal procedures as they apply to growth, development and redevelopment of cities, suburbs, and the countryside.

BUAD 3371 Leadership and Interaction in Small Groups. The course presents an examination of small group behavior with emphasis on understanding the process by which leadership emerges, is tested, and is accepted in groups.

BUAD 3372 Leadership Training. This course will introduce methods to identify work with different personality types in the work place. In this course the student will learn techniques to seek compromise, with an emphasis on presenting ideas, speaking in public and staying in charge without being controlling.

BUAD 3373 Non-Verbal Communication in the Business Setting. A study of the functions of nonverbal communication, including facial expressions, body language, touching, and time and space, and how these activities affect interpersonal relationships.

BUAD 3374 Organizational Communication. An in-depth analysis of communication problems peculiar to large organizations and techniques for effective oral communication in a business environment.

BUAD 3375 Plant Layout and Equipment Installation. This course is designed to teach the student the necessary skills and techniques for planning a move, office rearrangements, installing and relocating equipment.

BUAD 3376 Program Cost Control. This course is designed to introduce the student to program cost control as it applies to defense contracts. The course will cover the development of estimates to compete (ETC), estimates at completion (EAC) and cost status reporting.

BUAD 3377 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration. An analysis of the budgeting process including political aspects. The budget is considered as an instrument of fiscal policy: budget preparation and classification are discussed with special emphasis given to program and performance budgeting.

BUAD 3378 Real Estate Appraisal. Appraisal principles and procedures, valuation factors; capitalizing income into value; appraisal in relation to purpose of valuation; other practical factors in valuation.

BUAD 3379 Real Estate Basics. Course covers estates, property rights, licensing laws, contracts, deeds, mortgages, civil rights, and zoning.

BUAD 3380 Real Estate Brokerage. Planning, organizing, operation, and controlling brokerage operations; personnel, effective advertising.

BUAD 3381 Real Estate Finance. Techniques and methods of using security devices; legal aspects of mortgages and related instruments; return of mortgage and equity capital; acquisition and utilization of funds in real estate; procedures and mathematics of real estate financing risks, real estate financing problems and politics.

BUAD 3382 Real Estate Law. General principles of law pertaining to the real estate industry including law on contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, property, urban growth, and title.

BUAD 3383 Gender Roles in Business. The course presents an understanding of how organizational role expectations interact with gender role expectations. The student will compare and contrast communication strategies and messages for males and females. He will interpret the role of power in relationships between both sexes in the workplace. Attention will be given to the issues of sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the workplace. The student will also identify components of the supervisor's role in dealing with sexual harassment.

BUAD 3384 Software Tools for Business. Students will gain knowledge of software tools through project simulations of actual business scenarios. Software packages will include: Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

BUAD 3385 Valuation of Residential Property. Course covers how to estimate value in residential property including cost of reproduction, market data and income approach.

BUAD 3386 Video and Satellite Broadcast Management. Covers the various phases of managing the production of videos and live satellite broadcasts. Areas of emphasis include collection, revision and formatting of production materials, pre-production, and production.

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COMMUNICATIONS

COMM 2350 Broadcast Audio Production. Basic audio production techniques. Emphasis on audio systems, consoles, tape equipment and audio processing equipment.

COMM 2351 Introduction to Broadcasting. General survey of the field of broadcasting as a part of mass communication. Emphasis on government regulation, station operations and new electronic media.

COMM 3350 Intercultural Communication. Issues which influence communication, including verbal and nonverbal interaction, analysis and understanding of context, problems of diversity, and ethical concerns.

COMM 3351 Public Relations Writing. Develop professional skills in public relations; writing press releases, feature reports, publicity brochures, information gathering, news interviewing, and developing relationships with constituencies.

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CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

CHMN 3350 Adult Ministries. A study of the characteristics of the adult at various life stages, and developing trends in the church's work with adults. An investigation is made of methods, which can be used effectively in reaching, teaching, and retaining adults in the local church with special emphasis upon principles that guide in structuring viable adult ministries.

CHMN 3351 Advanced Youth Ministries. The investigation of programming methods and techniques which can be effectively incorporated in planning a complete youth program for the local church. This will include the areas of worship, discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism.

CHMN 3352 Campus Ministry. A study of the critical issues of campus ministry, a historical overview of student revivals, philosophy of campus ministry, and strategies for evangelizing public schools, colleges, and universities.

CHMN 3353 Childcare Programs. This course provides a study of the purpose, development and administration of childcare programs. Emphasis is placed on the role of the childcare center in ministry to children. An investigation is made of the activities and resources for oversight of daycare and orphanage ministries.

CHMN 3354 Childhood Education in the Church. A study of the objectives, organization, curriculum materials and teaching methodologies designed for children ages six through eleven. Special emphasis will be given to the "age of accountability."

CHMN 3355 Christian Education Programs. A study of the development and administration of all the nurture-related ministries in the church. The analysis of community and congregational needs, the development of program objectives, organizational structure, the recruitment and training of workers, budgetary planning, facility needs, and program evaluation are all addressed.

CHMN 3356 Conducting Special Services. This course is designed to teach the prospective Pastor in the principles of conducting the wedding service, the ordination service, the baptismal service, and the funeral service. The student will be introduced to appropriate counseling techniques for each type of service.

CHMN 3357 Crisis Intervention. This course is specifically designed to teach prospective ministers how to intervene in crisis situations. The course will cover the different types of crisis and the different stages of crisis.

CHMN 3358 Current Issues in Children's Ministries. This course will explore contemporary challenges in children's ministries. Issues such as: parenting challenges today, the single parent, "latchkey kids," homeless children, the impact of divorce, abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug abuse will be examined from a Christian perspective.

CHMN 3359 Evangelism and Discipleship. A course designed to allow students the opportunity for evangelism and discipleship. Biblical methods of evangelism and discipleship will be reinforced. Emphasis also will be placed on the biblical qualities necessary for those involved in evangelism and discipleship.

CHMN 3360 Family Relations. The course presents a study of the biblical principles involved in establishing and maintaining harmonious Christian family relationships. It will cover topics such as roles in the family, communication, and conflict resolution.

CHMN 3361 Foundations of Children's Ministries. An overview study of the various aspects of children's ministries. This course will provide the foundational understanding of the biblical perspective of children's ministries. It will also address the role of the children's minister in relation to parents, the Pastor and other church staff in leadership positions.

CHMN 3362 Ministering to the Homebound. This course is designed to help equip the prospective minister to understand the needs of the homebound and how he/she can minister to them. The course will cover spiritual needs such as: loneliness and depression, and physical needs such as medical, meals, business and upkeep of a home.

CHMN 3363 Personal Evangelism. This course is specifically designed to teach and demonstrate evangelism through developing relationships, presenting the plan of salvation, the use of the scriptures, dealing with questions and objections, leading to a commitment, and follow-up.

CHMN 3364 Practical Discipleship. This course deals with what it means to live the disciplined life under the Lordship of Christ. Special attention is given to developing a personal devotion life, other methods of internalizing Scripture and time management, stewardship, and witness.

CHMN 3365 Principles and Practices of Pastoral Ministry. A study of the varied responsibilities and duties of pastoral ministry. Practical concerns such as administrative responsibilities, pastoral care, ceremonies, legal matters, ethical issues, interpersonal skills in ministry, the business meeting, and denominational responsibilities and relationships are addressed.

CHMN 3366 Reaching Unchurched Youth. A study of (1) the needs of youth and their culture (including suicide, pregnancy, parental problems, drugs) and (2) evangelism strategies, events and rograms designed to reach unchurched youth.

CHMN 3367 The Christian Life. A course dealing with the Christian's progress toward Christian maturity, including discussions of views of spirituality, prayer, and the Bible, witness, and discipleship.

CHMN 3368 The Making of a Disciple. The ministry of making committed followers of Christ, including the vision for discipling, the evangelizing and discipling process and how to implement disciple training in a local church, mission or youth program.

CHMN 3369 The Master Plan of Discipleship and Prayer. A study of the principles of discipleship and prayer laid down by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters five through seven. Special emphasis will be given to the character qualities and prayer life of those training in discipleship and the Christian ministry.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE/DATA PROCESSING

COSM 3350 Assembly Language Programming. A study of third-generation computer programming techniques utilizing an assembler. This language is a general one that accepts near-English instructions and compiles a complete object program for use by the computer.

COSM 3351 Communications Programming. A study of a general-purpose data base/data communications system. Applications programming will be developed by a student to provide for on-line transmission of information from a remotely located terminal to a computer, and transmission of processed information back to the terminal.

COSM 3352 Computer Graphics. A programming course dealing with the current technology in interactive computer graphics. Softcopy, raster-scan, and color techniques are used. In addition, matrix transformation, clipping and perspective algorithms, and hidden line solutions are discussed and programmed.

COSM 3353 Computer Programming in D-Base. Reviews programming concepts and prepares the non-programmer to D-Base III/IV to generate command programs in order to maximize use of various electronic databases used in business organizations.

COSM 3354 Computer Related Law. This course will acquaint the students with the basic legal concepts that a computer professional might reasonably expect to encounter. Practice in the analysis of judicial opinions dealing with computer-related issues will be included along with an introduction to legal research.

COSM 3355 Computers and Society. Consideration of the human and social consequences of the technological development and application of computers as viewed from the standpoint of the computer customer, the computer specialists, and the public.

COSM 3356 Data Base Systems. An introduction to data base processing, including physical representation, commercial system and implementation, is covered in this course. A data control language is used in implementing database-processing applications.

COSM 3357 Desktop Publishing. Concepts and practical applications are taught using a software package. Page layouts, repagination, merging of graphics and text, and utilization of different font styles are emphasized.

COSM 3358 File Processing. A course covering the more complex manipulations of records in sequential. Index sequential and hybrid files as well as the concepts employed in creating, updating and maintaining them will be covered.

COSM 3359 Image Processing. The fundamental concepts of digital image acquisition, enhancement, representation, analysis, and understanding. Covers hardware components, software design, current systems and applications.

COSM 3360 Information Processing. Computer and information integration with emphasis on business applications of advanced text-editing, merge functions, numeric tables, sorting, math functions, document utilities, formatting, spreadsheets, data management functions, and modifying text appearance. Transcribing skills are developed.

COSM 3361 Introduction to Cobol Language. The Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) is a near-English language especially designed to handle everyday business problems. Basics of imputting and outputting data, arithmetic, editing, taking control breaks and utilizing the Report Writer feature are covered.

COSM 3362 Introduction to Computer Programming. Characteristics of computers, digital representation of data, algorithms, flow charting, computer applications and survey of programming languages including BASIC.

COSM 3363 Micro Computing Interfacing. Software and hardware considerations involved in interfacing and using minicomputers and microcomputers for on-line applications and as a part of larger systems are studied.

COSM 3364 Microcomputer Spreadsheet Analysis. This course is an advanced course in the study of the microcomputer and its application programs. Emphasis will be placed on the use of typically available commercial spreadsheet software.

COSM 3365 Operating Systems. A study of the major design considerations for implementing new operating systems as well as evaluation criteria for the assessment of existing ones. Such topics as resource allocation, scheduling algorithms, I/O processing, and protecting mechanisms will be discussed. Management considerations are stressed, along with the impact of different systems architectures on operating systems design.

COSM 3366 Robotics. A study of the development of robots, their current capabilities and impact on our society. Major emphasis is on the technology underlying sensors, effectors, and control systems. A survey of applications is provided. Practical experience in controlling and/or building robots is included.

COSM 3367 Software Engineering. Application of structures methodologies to the design, implementation and documentation of computer software systems.

COSM 3368 Word Processing. An introductory course in word processing with emphasis on understanding the concepts of word processing and developing skill in the use of word processing equipment including transcription equipment.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CJUS 3350 Correctional Theory. An in-depth study of modern correctional theory including prisoner classification, and treatment; unusual problems in corrections; rehabilitation programs and community based corrections.

CJUS 3351 Defensive Measures. Introduction to the special physical skills and techniques required for the protection and safety of in-service criminal justice personnel and the public. Emphasis on individual capabilities and limitations in procedures of arrest, search, suspect control and transportation, defensive tactics and the firing of service weapons, including theory and application. The FBI Tactical Revolver Course will be utilized for course record.

CJUS 3352 Fundamentals of Criminal Law. A study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classifications of crimes; elements and penalties using Texas Statues as illustrations; and criminal responsibility.

CJUS 3353 Introduction to Criminal Justice. History, philosophy, and ethical considerations of criminal justice, crime defined, its nature and impact, overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, court system's prosecution and defense, trial procedures and corrections.

CJUS 3354 Introduction to Police Management. Basic principles of management and organization applied to police agencies. Practical exercises in budgeting, leadership, discipline and related police problems.

CJUS 3355 Law Enforcement Related Fields. A study of juvenile procedures; written and oral reports; interviews and interrogations; practical problems; courtroom demeanor and testimony; Texas liquor laws and speech.

CJUS 3356 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search and seizure; and police liability.

CJUS 3357 Narcotics Investigation. Identification of narcotics and dangerous drugs subject to abuse, origin, distribution and control; special investigation techniques; recognition of drug users; injection marks; informants, and laws dealing with narcotics and dangerous drugs.

CJUS 3358 Patrol Administration. Line activities of law enforcement agencies with emphasis on the patrol function and the prevention of crime; including patrol force supervision, manpower distribution and types of patrol.

CJUS 3359 Police-Community Relations. The role of the individual officer in achieving and maintaining positive public response; inter-group relations and public information.

CJUS 3360 Police Counseling. Basic counseling techniques for dealing with troubled individuals. Communication skills; crisis intervention.

CJUS 3361 Police Procedures. A study of the techniques and procedures used by police officers on patrol. Includes controlled substance identification, handling abnormal persons, traffic collision investigation, note taking and report writing, vehicle operation, traffic direction, crowd control and jail operations.

CJUS 3362 Police Skills. Demonstration and practice of the skills expected of a police officer. Includes patrol, traffic stops, use of force, mechanics of arrest, firearm safety, and emergency medical care.

CJUS 3363 Police Supervision. A study of first-line supervision in the field, with emphasis on leadership, morality, discipline, motivation, communication and decision making.

CJUS 3364 Police Systems and Practices. The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion, ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues.

CJUS 3365 Probation and Patrol. The study of rehabilitation concepts, laws and concepts relating to non incarcerated criminals. Probation and parole history and administration, supervision and treatment, and current problems will be studied.

CJUS 3366 Texas Peace Officer Law. A study of laws that are directly related to police work. Included are traffic intoxicated officer, Penal Code, elements of crime, the family Code, Alcoholic Beverage Code and civil liability.

CJUS 3367 The Courts and Criminal Procedure. The judiciary in the criminal justice systems; structure of the American Court System; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; type and rules of evidence and sentencing.

CJUS 3368 Traffic Enforcement and Patrol. A study of the police traffic and patrol role; the elements and penalties within the context of Texas traffic laws; enforcement tactics; traffic direction and control, and accident investigation.

CJUS 3369 Traffic Law. A practical course in law enforcement in which the student takes the violator from the offense through the court procedure. Practical exercises in traffic accident investigation and a study of the Texas traffic laws. Techniques used in officer-violator relations; case preparation; and courtroom misdemeanors.

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ECONOMICS

ECNM 3350 Antitrust, Regulation, and Consumer Protection. Examination of the institutions and economic issues related to public utility regulation, antitrust laws, and consumer protection laws in the United States.

ECNM 3351 Business Cycles and Forecasting. Applications of macroeconomics to understanding and predicting business conditions; intermediate level analysis of factors determining GNP, unemployment, and inflation in the United States.

ECNM 3352 Environmental Economics and Public Policy. An introduction to the theory and practice of environmental policy. The course provides a survey of the problems considered by environmental economics and an evaluation of the policies that have been developed, and problems related to pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration, to the use of energy and other resource, and to related issues.

ECNM 3353 International Economics. A study of the nature, rationale, and economic effects pertaining to international trade restrictions. Causes and effects of change in foreign exchange rates and balance of payments situations will be analyzed.

ECNM 3354 Labor Economics. An in-depth look at the theory of wages and employment under various market conditions; factors affecting the demand for a supply of labor; human capital, discrimination, and other labor factors. The course includes benefit-cost analysis and its application to current and/or proposed public programs; tax incidence and equity in theory and practice; study of specific taxes emphasizing the Federal personal income tax; economic analysis of the political process.

ECNM 3355 Private Enterprise and Public Policy. Emphasis on imperfectly competitive product markets and government policies toward them. Use of anti-trust laws, direct government regulation of public utilities, and public enterprise alternatives to improve resource allocation are studied. Implications of the trend toward deregulation in the communications and transportation industries are considered. Other government regulations affecting business such as health, safety and environmental rules are included.

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EDUCATION

EDTN 3350 Adolescents in Secondary Schools. Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth patterns from puberty to early adulthood, emphasizing familiar cultural, societal, and genetic determinants of behavior.

EDTN 3351 Collaborative Consultation in Special Education. A course emphasizing collaborative consultation processes with parents, teachers, support personnel, school administrators, and students.

EDTN 3352 Consulting with Parents and Professionals. This course will cover the role a special education teacher plays when dealing with parents and other professionals. Topics covered are interacting with the family, involving family in the process, and collaborate/consultation with other concerned professionals.

EDTN 3353 Curriculum Development and Instructional Planning. Historical and philosophical aspects of curriculum development with emphasis on philosophy and learning theory�s impact on contemporary education in Texas. Attention will be given to various aspects of instructional planning and to legal and ethical aspects of teaching.

EDTN 3354 Curriculum Development and Management Strategy. A course in curriculum philosophy and practice, curriculum organization, planning, and evaluation are analyzed. Management strategies as related to effective classroom organization and control are studied and analyzed.

EDTN 3355 Classroom Conflict. This course focuses on the basic principles and procedures of classroom management. Emphasis is placed on understanding the causes for conflict, creating a positive environment, and methods and techniques for dealing with conflict.

EDTN 3356 Handicapped Populations in the Community. This course examines career and transitional options available to individuals identified as handicapped. Examined are variables influencing competitive and sheltered employment, community living, and extended care in private and public agencies.

EDTN 3357 Instructional Media and Technology. Introduces the student to the essential media and technical components available in schools. Emphasis will be placed on computers, television, and other audio-visual aids. Methods for selecting and utilizing such tools will be discussed.

EDTN 3358 Instructional Techniques for Teaching Reading to Handicapped Students. A study of diagnostic and instructional techniques appropriate for use with elementary and secondary students who have demonstrated difficulty in learning to read.

EDTN 3359 Managing the Handicapped in School and Community. Development of skills in managing behaviors of the handicapped at home with parents and family, in the community, and in employment situations will be emphasized. Professional organizations and referral agencies are included.

EDTN 3360 Methods and Materials for Teaching in the Mainstream. Teachers will be trained to plan, organize, and develop educational programs for reaching the mildly handicapped in the least restrictive environments. Methods and materials for teaching academics, language and social behavior will be included.

EDTN 3361 Methods and Materials for Teaching in Restrictive Environments. This course will train teachers to plan, organize, and develop educational programs for teaching handicapped students in restrictive classroom settings, including the severely handicapped. Emphasis will be given to the areas of oral language-development and life adjustment skills.

EDTN 3362 Organization and Management of Instruction in the Secondary Schools. Emphasizes the importance of organizing, developing, and adapting management systems to enhance learning in the secondary classroom. Managing the teaching-learning process, applying tests and measurements, motivation, and adapting management styles to meet student needs.

EDTN 3363 Secondary Teaching Techniques. The course focuses on instructional methods and strategies that emphasize the practical application of the teaching-learning process. Emphasis is given to secondary school curriculum organization, planning techniques of questioning, and preparing instructional objectives.

EDTN 3364 Teaching Strategies in Special Education. Developing goals and objectives of instruction for the exceptional learner based on assessment and task analysis; planning of curriculum; design, use, and evaluation of educational media and materials; and interfacing with parents and other professionals.

EDTN 3365 Understanding and Assessing Individual Differences. Focus on this course is on an array of student differences existing in classroom. Specific topics include: identifying diversity, determining how to overcome the difference, assessing the outcome.

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FINANCE

FNCE 2350 Personal Finance. The course provides the student with a set of tools to be applied to money management. Emphasis is placed on how to make major decisions of a financial nature such as buying insurance, paying taxes, using credit and making investments as part of the personal financial planning process. Each student prepares his or her own personal financial plan and invests in a simulated portfolio.

FNCE 3350 Bank Accounting. Bank accounting principles as applied to typical bank financial statements and to the analysis and interpretation and use of financial data in a variety of applications. FNCE 3351 Commercial Bank Management. A complete introduction to the handling of day-to-day bank activities including the formulation of objectives and policies, management of assets and liabilities, and administration of deposits and loans.

FNCE 3352 Commercial Lending. Loan policy, credit investigation, credit techniques and other analysis studies directed toward the executive level of commercial lending.

FNCE 3353 Consumer Lending. Establishing credit, obtaining and checking credit information, servicing the loan and collecting the amounts due.

FNCE 3354 Financial Management of Financial Institutions. Integrates the sources, uses, and flow of funds in the money and capital markets with the influence of other market factors into a study of the asset, liability, and capital management of financial institutions, with emphasis on current problems and issues.

FNCE 3355 Financial Planning for Bankers. The fundamental concepts of planning designed to train bankers to be professional financial planners and to provide them with a general appreciation of the topic and its application to the current banking environment.

FNCE 3356 International Finance. A study of the international monetary system such as: financial markets, currencies, economics integration, investments, accounting, and taxation.

FNCE 3357 Investments. A course designed to give the student a basic familiarity with practical investment strategies and terminology from both an institutional and individual perspective. Discussion included stocks, bonds, commodities, and option markets, as well as other investment alternatives.

FNCE 3358 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration. An analysis of the budgeting process including political aspects. The budget is considered as an instrument of fiscal policy, budget preparation and classification are discussed with special emphasis given to program and performance budgeting.

FNCE 3359 Real Estate Finance. Course includes mortgage instruments, financial institutions, mortgage market, governmental influence on finance, risk analysis and mortgage lending.

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MANAGEMENT

MGMT 3350 Administration of Public Personnel. An analysis of the various functions of public personnel administration, including organization and management and the handling of personnel problems relating to public employees at all levels of government.

MGMT 3351 Business Event Planning. This course is designed to expand professional skills in planning and implementing special business events. Focus is on setting objectives and determining a theme, site selection and developing a detailed event plan.

MGMT 3352 Business of Music. A survey of the music industry, focusing on copyright law, contracts, performing, recording, publishing and artist management. Also discusses the industry's relationship to licensing and professional organizations.

MGMT 3353 Building Teams in Business. The course covers elements of building successful work teams in a business environment. It emphasizes team building, problem solving, managing conflict and change management.

MGMT 3354 Business Training Course Design, Delivery and Evaluation. Develops skills needed for conducting a task analysis, developing instructional objectives, course delivery and course evaluation.

MGMT 3355 Computer Applications in Public Administration. Practical applications of microcomputers in federal, state, and local governmental units including word processing, financial management, personnel administration, and decision-making.

MGMT 3356 Conflict Management. The course presents a discussion of the nature of conflict and the origins and strategies used in managing conflict for productive results. Both interpersonal and inter-group conflicts are studied.

MGMT 3357 Critical Thinking in Management. The ability to think critically is based upon more factors than just native intelligence and knowledge acquired. To think critically, one must not only understand the principles of logical thinking, but also recognize both the tangible and intangible prejudices that contribute to susceptibility that inhibit thinking skills.

MGMT 3358 Food Management. Course provides experiences in planning, supervising and controlling a variety of food service operations.

MGMT 3359 Human Behavior and Motivation. Provides insight into personal behavior and recognition of human interaction skills in the work world. Includes business psychology, self-improvement skills, motivation, morale, personality and leadership.

MGMT 3360 International Management. A study of the international cultural environment and of the adaptation to their environment of the management principles: forecasting, leading, organizing, implementing, controlling and ethics and legal issues.

MGMT 3361 Interpersonal Relations in Management. The course examines the impact of interpersonal relationships as experienced in family, business, and social groups. Topics include the advantages and disadvantages of self-disclosure, the element of effective interpersonal communications, self-acceptance, managing conflict, and the expression of emotions in relationships.

MGMT 3362 Labor Relations. This course presents labor organizations and their local and national structure, labor legislation, and collective bargaining including mandatory and non-mandatory issues and grievance and arbitration procedures. The National Labor Relations Act and its interpretation and application are presented.

MGMT 3363 Leadership and Interaction in Small Groups. This course presents an examination of small group behavior with emphasis on understanding the process by which leadership emerges, is tested, and is accepted in groups.

MGMT 3364 Managerial Communication. The course presents concepts relative to the role of communication in management. Special attention is given to management theories in communicating motivational theories and related research. The course will also cover methods of solving conflict, the role of power and politics in the organization, methods of increasing motivation, and identifying barriers to managerial communication.

MGMT 3365 Methods and Computers for Public Management and Policy Analysis. This course introduces the student to the statistical procedures and computer skills that are used in policy and management settings. The class conducts a research project from the design, data collection, and data entry stages to the analysis, interpretation, and report writing stages.

MGMT 3366 Negotiation Skills for Managers. The course presents skills for a variety of negotiating situations: managing contracts, implementing change, making sales purchases, settling organizational conflicts, planning strategies, and achieving credibility.

MGMT 3367 Office Management. Systems, procedures and practices related to organizing and planning office work, controlling employee performance and exercising leadership skills.

MGMT 3368 Operations Management. Examination of concepts for planning, organizing, and controlling manufacturing and service operations. Topics include process systems, forecasting models, facility location and layout, production planning, inventory systems, project scheduling and quality assurance.

MGMT 3369 Purchasing and Inventory Management. The course presents purchasing and inventory management as an evolving discipline which encompasses the concepts and techniques for determining what items to order, how much to order, when to order and where to store the items.

MGMT 3370 Records and Information Management. Organization and maintenance of records systems for hard copy, micro imagery and electronic storage systems.

MGMT 3371 Safety Management. This course presents an examination of safety practices, protective equipment, material handling, and hazardous materials in an industrial environment. The application of the principles of safety management in industrial activities will be emphasized.

MGMT 3372 Sales Force Management. Principles of selling and salesmanship. Selling techniques, the social psychological principles of persuasion, and pertinent facets of interpersonal communication are analyzed. Instruction includes lectures, discussions, and the application of relevant principles and techniques.

MGMT 3373 Supervisory Management. The course presents the dynamics of supervisor-subordinate relationships. Emphasis is placed on understanding the variables that comprise leadership and the importance of supervision to organizational success. Topics include the importance of proper delegation of responsibility and authority and the importance of accountability; describing criteria for objectives which are specific, measurable, attainable, and reasonable; the training and development functions of the supervisor; and the performance appraisal system.

MGMT 3374 Systems development. Systems development is the activity of creating new or modifying existing business technology systems. This course provides an overview of systems development along with specific guidelines for feasibility studies, requirement definitions, systems specifications and design, program development, system testing, implementation, production, and maintenance.

MGMT 3375 Technical Leadership. This course presents an overview of skills and techniques needed for managing today's technology-based organizations. Included are practical interpersonal skills and specialized techniques that enable technical managers to foster innovative thinking, promote self-management, encourage creativity, and teamwork.

MGMT 3376 Urban Policy and Management. An analysis of the formation and implementation of urban public policy. Municipal management concerns with human and financial resources, city planning, programs and urban services are considered.

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MARKETING

MKTG 3350 Advertising and Salesmanship. Examines basic concepts, techniques and procedures of advertising and sales. Closely examined will be psychological, sociological and practical aspects of advertising and personal selling.

MKTG 3351 Analyzing Sales Strategies. Research, planning, analysis, and decision making by marketing departments and directors are examined. Emphasis is on product planning, market research, forecasting, alternative advertising techniques, and product distribution.

MKTG 3352 Buyer Behavior. The psychological and sociological aspects of both industrial and consumer buyer behavior. Motivation, cognition, and learning. Personality characteristics, the study of personal needs, and symbolism, as interrelated with formation of marketing strategy. From a sociological point of view, the emphasis is on group behavior and its effect on marketing decisions.

MKTG 3353 Electronic Marketing. This course reviews the current trends and predicts future directions in electronic marketing using the worldwide web (WWW) on the Internet. Emphasis is placed on helping students develop higher-order thinking skills and fostering student development and personal growth.

MKTG 3354 Essentials of Retailing. Survey the basic concepts and principles of retailing including retail formats, store facilities, market analysis, site selection, merchandising management, retail pricing, and promotions management.

MKTG 3355 Food Service Marketing. Course covers merchandising techniques and activities unique to generating restaurant markets. Practice in interpreting surveys and customer preference studies is included.

MKTG 3356 International Marketing. The course presents basic concepts of marketing as they relate to international markets. Specific consideration is given to the significance of global marketing, government regulations, organizational structures, export-import enterprise, promotion and international credit, and monetary policies.

MKTG 3357 International Trade. A study of the international trade, its importance, its flaws, country specialization's, commodities, world price fluctuations, developing countries trade, international agreements, free trade and protectionism.

MKTG 3358 Industrial Marketing. The course presents a study of industrial marketing concepts used in companies that market products to other companies and institutions as opposed to customers. The course includes a review of customer service requirements, market analysis, market selection, product policy and pricing, promotion, distribution, communication, and account management for industrial customers.

MKTG 3359 Managing the Sales Force. Direction, supervision, control of sales divisions of manufacturing and wholesale organizations, sales planning research, supervision, motivation, and compensation of salesperson will be studied.

MKTG 3360 Market Promotion. The course presents the principles of advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, and publicity as they relate to the development of marketing plans.

MKTG 3361 Marketing Basics. The course explores the function of marketing in organizations and society by examining how firms select markets, forecast demand, develop strategies to penetrate the marketplace, design and distribute products, advertise and sell, set prices, and evaluate efforts.

MKTG 3362 Marketing Considerations. A survey of marketing activities including analysis of markets, competition, consumer behavior, information systems, and the assessment of product, price, distribution, and promotion strategies.

MKTG 3363 Marketing Management. The course presents a systematic approach to the analysis, planning, implementation, and control of market activities, and the preparation of a marketing plan.

MKTG 3364 Marketing Strategy. Role of marketing decision making in achieving corporate objectives; planning and implementing the marketing program; product research; and development, distribution problems, promotional strategies, and pricing analysis.

MKTG 3365 Physical Distribution Systems. The components of modern day physical distribution systems. Facility location, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, and communications and contemporary modifications of each.

MKTG 3367 Promoting Meetings and Conventions. Focuses on how to build a promotional strategy into pre-program activities. Examines the value of need analysis. Reviews aspects that should be highlighted to attract new attendees. Promotional mix elements covered, including advertising, sales promotion, and publicity.

MKTG 3368 Promotional Strategies. Provides the students with the knowledge and application relevant to promotional strategy formation. Emphasis will be placed on promotional planning, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, and publicity.

MKTG 3369 Retail Management. A study of the functions of retailing and retail management. The course features analysis of various fundamental problems in retailing, location, and layout; merchandise planning; buying and selling organizations; expense analysis and control; and coordination of store activities.

MKTG 3370 Retailing Fundamentals. Presents basic procedures and practices of retailing operations, including site selection, buying, pricing, and promotional practices.

MKTG 3371 Salesmanship. An examination of the knowledge and skills necessary for effective decision-making in selling goods and services. Consideration is given to managing sales operations, establishing rapport, discovering needs, product presentations, closing the sale, and overcoming objections. Finding and keeping customers will also be covered.

MKTG 3372 Tradeshow Exhibiting. This course is designed to provide the foundations needed to successfully exhibit by understanding the basics of budgeting, the value of exhibit space selection, installation and dismantling, and developing a show message.

MKTG 3373 Visual Promotion. Course in retail display and promotion techniques. Window, interior and point of purchase categories; principles of design as applied to commercial art, function in visual design, elements of design, color theory, lettering, printing process, layout and camera ready art.

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PSYCHOLOGY

PSYG 3350 Counseling Specific Populations. A discussion of how the differences in special populations affects the counseling process. Topics include recognizing cultural values and behaviors, treatment issues, and intervention.

PSYG 3351 Cultural Concerns for Mental Health Professionals: Hispanic Population. An overview of unique features of the culturally Hispanic client will be covered. Specific topics will include: characteristics of the clientele, identification of special needs, and concerns and training skills needed to assist with this population.

PSYG 3352 Families in Crisis. Examination of strategies for helping families deal productively with crises. Consideration of child exceptionality, child abuse, unemployment, divorce, rape, alcoholism, and death.

PSYG 3353 Hispanic Gangs and Mediation. A general overview of the problems associated with Hispanic gangs. An examination of gang culture, characteristics, values, prevention and dedication skills needed to resolve gang disputes.

PSYG 3354 Small Group Communication. An introduction to group process and interaction, the concepts of leadership, utilization of communication skills, and effective participation will be covered.

PSYG 3355 Treatment of Chemical Addiction. To provide knowledge and understanding of chemical addiction treatment. Topics to be covered include: problem identification, programs designed to assist individuals and families affected by addiction, and follow-up.

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SOCIOLOGY

SOCG 3350 Aging and Retirement. The sociological dimensions of the aging process are examined. Topics include retirement, poverty and old age, role disengagement, health concerns, death, and dying.

SOCG 3351 Chemical Dependency and the Family. The cause and effect of family dynamics on chemical dependency: the family system, co-dependency, and intervention.

SOCG 3352 Community Resources and Organizations. Overview of community organizations agencies and programs dealing with contemporary problems facing the population. Topics include how to build and maintain a relationship with these resources and how to make referrals.

SOCG 3353 Diversity in Society. This course develops the awareness and sensitivity of students to the issues concerning differences in race, religion, culture, and gender.

SOCG 3354 Gangs as a Sub-Culture. This course offers a general definition of gangs and gang characteristics, the problems associated with gangs, and values found within the sub-culture of gangs.

SOCG 3355 Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse. An introduction of effective investigation, validation, child-protective assessment, and crisis intervention for the sexually abused child.

SOCG 3356 Multiple Disciplinary Assessment. This course introduces the use of the multiple disciplinary assessment as an evaluation tool and the treatment plan as an individual program plan. It gives an overview of the importance of accurate observing and charting assessment treatment tools.

SOCG 3358 The Social Welfare Institution. This course covers the development of Social Welfare as an institution; knowledge of welfare programs, services and legislation in response to human needs.

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