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Whether you're looking to make up courses, pick up additional credits or want to build your skills in a particular area, our wide variety of classes and affordable tuition make it easy. We have been offering online and distance learning for over 30 years! Classes can be easily transferred to your degree plan at other institutions or toward your future RWU degree.

This fall, we have over 100 courses spread over five different terms so you can find the course that works best for you.

Fall Terms:

Fall semester (16 weeks)
September 08, 2020 through December 22, 2020
 
5-week Terms:
(1) September 8, 2020 –October 15, 2020
(1) November 16, 2020- December 22, 2020
 
8-week Term:
October 1, 2020-November 26, 2020
 
10-week Term:
October 10, 2020-December 22, 2020

Tuition

In-person or hybrid 3-credit undergraduate course: $999
Online 3-credit undergraduate class tuition: $1299
Active Military and their families class tuition: $750

         Additional discounts may be available.
Graduate class tuition varies, view current rates.


Step One: Pick Your Course for Fall

We have three options for class format:

Online = Class is only online and there are no specific class times
Hybrid = There are class meeting times but students can potentially attend in person or online (depends on instructor)
In-person = Course is only available in-person.

Need Help?
Our Admission staff is here to help you find a course that fits your needs and your schedule. Just email us at uc@rwu.edu or call 401-254-3838.

IDS.150.31C Cultural Awareness in a Global (Hybrid, 09/08/20 -12/15/20)
Tu 6:15 – 9:00pm
Fulfills a liberal arts requirement in all SCS programs. This course uses didactic, experiential and applied learning opportunities to prepare students to understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures. Students learn how cultural identity influences personal and worldviews, perceptions of experience, and styles of communication. With a focus on developing intra-and interpersonal awareness, students cultivate attitudes and practice skills necessary for relating constructively with diverse individuals in a variety of work settings. Ultimately, students will gain a new openness/awareness to ways of thinking, communicating and building connections through lectures, reading material, class discussion and self-reflection

IDS.200.31C Introduction to Interdisciplinary (Hybrid, 10/01 - 11/26)
6:15-9:00pm
An introduction to interdisciplinary study within Liberal Arts. Through readings in the humanities and social sciences, students will develop an understanding of various disciplinary perspectives, and understand how they work together in the increasingly complex world we live in. Course content will emphasize situations and challenges that exist in the world, and explore ideas and solutions for improving society through varying disciplines such as psychology, political science, communication, philosophy, sociology. Incorporating computer and information technology, case studies and research projects, students will be able to execute critical thinking and immediate problem solving to solve the world's big challenges.

IDS.210.31C Effective Speaking Across Audiences (Hybrid, 09/08 - 12/22)
This class is designed to give the School of Continuing Studies student experience in the practice of researching, preparing, analyzing, and delivering public and personal presentations most often found in the workplace. One of the primary focuses of this course is to connect the role and practice of public speaking to students' current or future career goals. The course frames public speaking from a real world, professional approach. The interplay between audience analysis and speaker goals, and the development of personal style is emphasized. Assignments are relevant to adult learners and/or students in the professional world/ workplace. Various types of oral presentations in a variety of settings including interviews, small groups, board meetings, public forums and computer-enhanced speaking opportunities are explored. Students will ultimately gain confidence in their ability to organize and prepare clear, concise and interesting oral presentations to multiple stakeholders needed to meet current and future career goals.

MUSIC.101.41C Music Appreciation (Hybrid, 09/10-12/10)
Th 6:15-9:00pm
Introduction to the language of music including musical notation, basic components of music, musical form, aspects of performance, and other facets of the language of music

MUSIC.121.91C Evolution of Jazz (Online, 10/10-12/22)
Fulfills the requirement of a 5th course for both the Music Concentration and the Music Minor. Note: It does not count for the Music Major. This Course offers a study of stylistic trends in Jazz from West Africa through the swing era to the contemporary styles.

MUSIC.430.91C SpTp: Great Personalities in Music (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Investigates the various social and cultural forces which have shaped the personalities and the music of some of the important composers of European, American, and non-Western music. Sections focus on one of these three areas; focus is noted in the section listing.

WTNG.100.41C (In-person, 09/14-12/14)
Mo 6:15-9:00pm

Focusing on the connection between reading and writing, this first-year course emphasizes the development of academic arguments. In a series of increasingly complex assignments, students cultivate rhetorical and writing process knowledge as well as an understanding of the general expectations of the academic discourse community. Assignments focus on summary and analysis of academically oriented texts.

WTNG.100.91C Intro to Academic Writing (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Focusing on the connection between reading and writing, this first-year course emphasizes the development of academic arguments. In a series of increasingly complex assignments, students cultivate rhetorical and writing process knowledge as well as an understanding of the general expectations of the academic discourse community. Assignments focus on summary and analysis of academically oriented texts.
     
WTNG.102.41C How Writing Works (In-person, 09/08-12/15)
Tu 6:15-9:00pm

Fulfills one of the two University Core Curriculum requirements in the University Writing Program. Fulfills a course requirement in the Professional and Public Writing Core Concentration and Minor This first-year course helps students develop a conceptual map of how writing works by building their rhetorical and writing-process knowledge and by fostering genre and discourse community awareness.

WTNG.102.91C How Writing Works (Online, 09/02-12/22)
Fulfills one of the two University Core Curriculum requirements in the University Writing Program. Fulfills a course requirement in the Professional and Public Writing Core Concentration and Minor This first-year course helps students develop a conceptual map of how writing works by building their rhetorical and writing-process knowledge and by fostering genre and discourse community awareness.

WTNG.220.41C Critical Writing for Professionals (Hybrid, 09/09-12/09)
We 6:15-9:00pm

Fulfills one of the two University Core Curriculum requirements in the University Writing Program. Fulfills a course requirement in the Professional and Public Writing Core Concentration and Minor A research-based course, Critical Writing for the Professions focuses on the guidelines for persuasive writing commonly used in business and industry: how to write for specific audiences, choose the appropriate style, design effective document formats, and use visuals to help achieve a documents purpose. The course emphasizes the composition of such professional documents as letters, proposals, and analytical reports.

WTNG.220.91C Critical Writing for Professionals (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Fulfills one of the two University Core Curriculum requirements in the University Writing Program. Fulfills a course requirement in the Professional and Public Writing Core Concentration and Minor A research-based course, Critical Writing for the Professions focuses on the guidelines for persuasive writing commonly used in business and industry: how to write for specific audiences, choose the appropriate style, design effective document formats, and use visuals to help achieve a documents purpose. The course emphasizes the composition of such professional documents as letters, proposals, and analytical reports.

ACCTG.201.21C Accounting I:Financial (Hybrid, 09/03/20 - 12/15/20)
Tu Th  6:30-7:50pm

A study of the fundamentals of accounting, with an emphasis on the use of economic data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: forms of business organizations, financing options, and financial statement analysis. The ability to analyze financial statements is the overall goal of this course. Topics include inventory, property (plant and equipment/natural resources/intangibles), liabilities, stockholder equity, investments, statement of cash flows.

BUSN.305.21C Legal Environ of Busn I, (Hybrid, 09/12/20 - 12/02/20)
We 6:30-9:30pm

Examines the major areas of law that concern contemporary business decision-makers. The law is placed in its historical, social and business context. Topics include an introduction to the legal system, contracts, government regulation of business, torts, product liability, employment and consumer law.

FNCE.301.21C Financial Management (Hybrid, 09/02/20 - 12/09/20)
We 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: ACCTG 201, ECON 101, MATH 141 or equivalent, and MATH 124 or equivalent Application of financial theory, tools and methods to financial decision-making in the firm.

FNCE.327.21C Personal Financial Planning (Hybrid, 09/03/20 - 12/10/20)
Th 6:30 – 9:30pm

This course focuses on the concepts, tools and applications of retirement and estate planning. Students are introduced to the logic of financial planning for retirement and/or estate purposes. Various financial needs such as retirement income, health and insurance protection, dependent protection projections, etc. are forecast and analyzed. Investment vehicles are utilized to develop a financial plan to meet the forecast needs. Pension contributions, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid implications are examined and incorporated into the planning process

FNCE.350.21C Financial Statement Analysis (Hybrid, 09/14/20 - 12/14/20)
Mo 6:30 – 9:30pm

This course applies methods of fundamental analysis in a series of class exercises, cases, and assignments involving listed companies. Through the analysis of financial statements, we examine models of shareholder value such as residual earnings, abnormal earnings growth, and discounted cash flow approaches to valuation, among others, and ask which one will give us an edge.

FNCE.430.21C SpTp in Risk Modeling (Hybrid, 09/14/20 - 12/14/20)
Mo 6:30-9:30pm

MGMT.200.21C Principles of Management (Hybrid, 09/02-12/09)
We 6:30-9:30pm

Analysis of general management, organizations, and organizational behavior. Emphasizes the managers accountability for efficient and effective performance, which includes responsibility for making work organizations more fit for human habitation.

MGMT.330.21C Operations Management (Hybrid, 09/14-12/14)
Mo 6:00-9:00pm

An introductory course examining concepts and tools for designing, controlling and improving organizational processes. Topics include process analysis, product and service development, quality management, demand and supply planning, inventory control, supply chain management, and facility planning.

MGMT.336.21C Negotiations (Hybrid, 09/08-12/15)
Tu 6:30-9:30pm

This class focuses on the negotiation skills needed for managers to succeed in todays workplace, while also highlighting the relevance of negotiation concepts and techniques to situations arising in everyday life. Specifically, students are introduced to the terms, concepts and theories of negotiation, and are provided with an opportunity for substantial experiential practice through the use of role play and case study.

MGMT.430.21C SpTp:Labor Relations (Hybrid, 09/08-12/15
Tu 6:30-9:30pm

MRKT.200.21C Marketing Principles (Hybrid, 09/02-12/09)
We 6:30-9:30pm

Examines marketing as a dynamic segment of business adminstration. Emphasizes basic problems and practices in marketing management. Develops an understanding and feel for the decision-making and problem-solving role of the marketing manager.

MRKT.301.21C Advertising Principles (Hybrid, 09/03-12/10)
Th 6:30-9:30pm

Comprehensive survey of the role and importance of advertising. Offers a non-technical look at the management, planning, creation, and use of advertising. Examines a complete integrated marketing communications campaign, including media selection plans.

MRKT.335.21C Consumer Behavior (Hybrid, 09/08-12/15)
Tu 6:30-9:30pm

Comprehensive course designed to equip marketing students with a pragmatic understanding and appreciation of the intricacies of consumer behavior. Investigates what consumer behavior is, how and why it developed, and how consumer behavior findings provide the conceptual framework and strategic direction for marketing practitioners.

MRKT.430.21C SpTp:Fashion Merchandising (Hybrid, 09/03-12/15)
Tu Th 5:00-6:20pm

STCOM.220.91C Corporate Communications (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Corporate communications is more than the carefully selected words that make it into memos, newsletters, speeches and official corporate outreach activities. It's how well communications priorities integrate with business objectives. It's what managers say - and neglect to say - to their employees. It's the way leaders address rumors and speculation. And, perhaps most important, it's the vehicle that drives the way the world regards an organization. This course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the corporate communication function with all of a company's stakeholders. Stakeholders are those individuals or groups who have an interest in the success or failure of corporation. This course will examine the strategic communication demands placed on the corporation by a variety of stakeholders: employees, customers, shareholders, the local community, and media. In this course, students examine communication practices in the corporate environment. Course content focuses on how corporations communicate with their key stakeholders, both internal and external to the corporation, and introduces students to specific communication functions such as image management, crisis communication, advertising, public relations, and new media/communication technologies. Corporate communication and public relations theories are explored through the lens of practical applications. Through readings, discussions, and hands-on applications, students are introduced to practices that reach a variety of stakeholders including media, customers, investors, employees, media, government agencies, and communities.

 

CD.101.91C Strat in Comm/Neigh Revitalization (Online, 09/08/20 - 10/15/20)
This course provides an introduction to the field of community development. As an introductory course, students will explore how community development practitioners function as agents of change within the cultural, social, and ecological systems that they work. It is intended for students with seeking an introduction to the field

CD.220.91C Issues in Community Development (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20 or 11/06/20 - 12/22/20
Overview of the concepts, theories and applications in the field of community development. This is the foundation course for the Community Development program, but it is appropriate for all students interested in a comprehensive look at the elements required to understand what makes for successful communities, from housing to education, to social services and infrastructure.
 
CD.252.91C Roles/Issues Com Based Original (Online, 10/01/20 - 11/26/20)
This course focuses on organizational concepts and theories that are typically used in community-based organizations settings and their impact on practice with particular emphasis on the relationship between the mission, bureaucracy and programs of community development agencies.

CD.350.91C Housing and Development Skills (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
Blends the academic framework of theory and analysis of housing policy with skills-oriented instruction. Using readings, class discussions, guest speakers, lectures, and class journals, the course explores key subject areas related to housing and development, including housing theory, planning, data analysis, assessment of housing needs, community participation, stakeholders, roles, negotiation, codes, construction procurement, homelessness, financing, foreclosures, tenant and management issues, sustainable design, regionalism and other issues.

CD.352.91C Non-Profit Management (Online, 09/09/20 - 12/22/20)
Examination of current issues confronting health care managers. An assessment of current programs and management responses to emerging trends in the health care field, including delivery systems, marketing/competition, strategic planning, financial management and/or epidemiological changes.

CD.430.91C Special Topic: Society and COVID-19
This beginner-level course is designed for those who want a better understanding of infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. The course aims to explore the science behind questions such as how many people have been infected, how infections are identified and measured, how infectious is the virus, and what can be done to combat it. The course will have an introduction to the history of global pandemics and to the current COVID 19. It will then discuss the biology, epidemiology and spread of the virus. The course will cover prevention and control strategies, including the populations most at risk during this pandemic and the systemic causes of these disparate impacts. The course will end by discussing how countries, organizations and individuals are coping, and look at the range of potential health and economic impacts of this pandemic that depend on global and local responses. The course will include group assignments and a final project/presentation.

CD.540.31C Prac Sust Comm & Econ Dev (Hybrid, 09/08/20 - 12/15/20)
Tu 6:15 – 9:00pm

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain credit for practical, field, experience in community based organizational settings.

CD.552.31C Org Leadership Management & Change (Hybrid, 09/08/20 - /12/15/20)
Tu 6:15 – 9:00pm

Community Development, by definition, is a method of improving communities. Community development organizations are the agents of change. This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of organizational management and leadership as applied in community based, nonprofit agencies. Students will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their own competencies as leaders and managers and how these can be expanded and developed to be a successful organizational leader.

CD.555.91C Fund of Mixed Meths Research (Online, 09/08/2020 - 12/13/2020)
When designing and planning or evaluating a program, community based practitioners are likely to use different research methods. Some mixture of quantitative and qualitative research is used to identify and define community problems and/or measure the outcomes of interventions. Students will develop a foundational understanding of investigative and evaluative research methodology. The focus of the course will be on the application of mixed methods research in community-based practice. Students will conduct a literature review; develop research questions and a research design based on the work they completed in CD 552 and CD 554.

CD.558.91C Graduate Thesis Capstone (Online, 09/02/20 - 12/22/20)
The graduate thesis capstone is offered in the Spring semester of Year II in the Masters in Community Development program. This course provides graduate students with an intensive thesis research and development framework and provides the tools to operationalize the content they have learned in the classroom and in the field leading up to the course. Students are provided direct guidance from the Program Director and the Community Development Advisory Board as they develop their thesis in preparation to defend their thesis via a comprehensive presentation in front of the Community Development Advisory Board.

PA.305.91C State & Local Government (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Analysis of state and local governments with emphasis on the distribution of political power and administrative responsibility in selected public programs and areas of public policy.

PA.306.91C City Management (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Study of municipal administration, including organization, financial management, personnel and labor relations, municipal services, and political and public relations; analysis of city governments and the role of city and local government managers; examination of the planning, policy, management, evaluation, and financial dimensions of cities

PA.362.91C Public Personnel Admin (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Focuses on the primary personnel functions including job evaluation and compensation; staffing; employee training and development; employee relations; collective bargaining; and other issues and concerns of public sector personnel management.

CJS.204.31C Constitutional Law (Hybrid, 09/09/20 - 11/11/20)
We 6:15-9:00pm 

An analysis of civil liberties and civil rights in the United States. Course topics include religious liberty, free speech, equal protection of law, the right to privacy, and due process of law.

CJS.210.91C Law of Evidence (Online, 10/01/20 - 11/26/20)
An analysis of common law and the rules of evidence applicable in criminal cases including presumptions and inferences, direct and circumstantial evidence, relevance, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, character evidence, and the rape shield statutes.

CJS.212.91C Police Comm Relations (Online, 11/06/20 - 12/22/20)
An analysis of the theory, procedures and practices associated with the police functions of service, maintenance of order, and crime reduction within the community. Topics include the role of the police in a changing society, police discretion, and community relations in the context of our changing culture

CJS.428.91C Crime Prevention (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/15/20)
This course will examine the theoretical basis and application of crime prevention techniques, with an emphasis on routine activity theory, rational choice, crime patterns, defensible space, crime prevention through environmental design and situational crime prevention. A wide range of problems and potential solutions will be explored. The strengths, weaknesses, practicality, policy challenges, and ethics of crime prevention approaches will be also assessed. Further, this course will include a close examination of the methodological issues surrounding the evaluation of crime prevention research studies

CJS.429.91C Criminal Law Case/Controv (Online, 10/10/20 - 12/22/20)
This course is a seminar on current topics in the criminal law. By focusing on criminal cases that are before the courts and criminal laws that are the subject of legislative activity, the course gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of crime to factual situations that are in the news. It also examines the extent to which criminal laws impact individual behavior and public policy. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of substantive criminal law.

PLS.100.31C Intro Law/Legal Studies (Hybrid, 09/14-12/07)
Mo 6:00-9:00pm  

Introduction to the law and the American legal system. Includes an introduction to legal research, legal writing and analysis, communication skills, law office administration, and legal and professional ethics. Basic concepts of substantive and procedural law, legal terminology, the functions of the courts and the role of attorneys, paralegals and other legal professional, will be stressed.

PLS.100.91C Intro Law/Legal Studies (Online, 10/10-12/22)
Introduction to the law and the American legal system. Includes an introduction to legal research, legal writing and analysis, communication skills, law office administration, and legal and professional ethics. Basic concepts of substantive and procedural law, legal terminology, the functions of the courts and the role of attorneys, paralegals and other legal professional, will be stressed.

PLS.101.31C Criminal Law for Paralegal (Hybrid, 10/13-12/15)
Tu 6:15-9:00pm

Analysis of substantive criminal law, federal and state, with emphasis on background of the common law. Includes discussion of general principles of criminal law such as the extent to which the law attributes criminality to acts or omissions; criminal intent; conspiracy; infancy; insanity; drunkenness; special defenses; entrapment, mistake, and ignorance; and specific offenses such as offenses against the person, habitation, property, public peace, and morality.

PLS.101.91C Criminal Law for Paralegal (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Analysis of substantive criminal law, federal and state, with emphasis on background of the common law. Includes discussion of general principles of criminal law such as the extent to which the law attributes criminality to acts or omissions; criminal intent; conspiracy; infancy; insanity; drunkenness; special defenses; entrapment, mistake, and ignorance; and specific offenses such as offenses against the person, habitation, property, public peace, and morality.

PLS.110.31C Emergency Tech Legal Environ (Hybrid)
Mo 6:15-9:00pm

Hands-on experience using standard computer software packages to perform operations, including form letters and legal documents; and spreadsheet applications that will encompass accounting principles as experienced in the legal environment. Stresses the importance of timekeeping, billing, and docket control. Use of the Internet and computer software packages to perform litigation support, investigations, and legal research

PLS.120.31C Law in Contemporary Society (Hybrid, 09/10-12/13)
Th 6:15-9:00pm

Emphasizes comprehensive understanding of the role of law in today's world, including an overview of American legal institutions, federal, state, and local; the fundamental distinctions between civil and criminal law, common law and statutory law, substantive and procedural law, trial and appellate courts; quasi-judicial agencies and administrative law, current sources of law, and the U.S. Constitution

PLS.200.91C Environmental Law (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Analysis and overview of the major federal laws pertaining to environmental protection. Stress full understanding of the reasons and the substance of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, the Federal Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Also provides an opportunity for analysis of the functions of the Environmental Protection Agency.
 
PLS.210.31C Legal Research & Wtng I (Hybrid, 09/10-12/03)
Th 6:15-9:00pm

Integrates the "how to" procedural aspects of legal research with the bibliographic knowledge necessary for effective research. Introduction includes: use of all primary legal sources, including cases, constitutions and statutes, and administrative rules and regulations, as well as texts and treatises, encyclopedias, law journals, and other secondary sources; hands-on use of electronic means of research such as CD-ROM and online database searching (Westlaw); analysis of legal problems and formulation of appropriate research procedures to determine the applicable law. The writing component stresses basic written communication skills as applied to common legal documents such as opinion letters and memoranda

PLS.211.45C Legal Research & Writing II (Hybrid, 10/13-12/15)
Tu 6:15-9:00pm

Involves students in individualized projects requiring research in multiple sources and use of various writing modes. Explores "non-library research" through government agencies, court personnel, and peer networking; specialized research tools available in particular subject areas in which paralegals are frequently involved; research into legislative history; techniques for searching and updating complex government regulations, both federal and state; and introduction into searching foreign law.

PLS.221.32C Law of Contracts (Hybrid, 09-08-2020 - 12-22-2020
Mo 6:15-9:00pm

Study of the history and development of the law, including court structure and procedure. Consideration of criminal justice and tort law followed by a thorough study of contract law, including the basic elements of a valid contract, rights of the third parties, and remedies for breach.

PLS.222.31C Law of Business Organizations (Hybrid, 12/15-12/10 or 09/21-12/14)
Th 6:15-9:00pm

Considers the basic principles of the law of business associations; includes a study of agency, partnerships, and corporations. Discusses government regulation of business, business ethics, and sanctions for violations of the law by businesses.

PLS.222.32C Law of Business Organizations (Hybrid, 09/08/2020 - 12/22/2020)
M 6:00-9:00pm

Considers the basic principles of the law of business associations; includes a study of agency, partnerships, and corporations. Discusses government regulation of business, business ethics, and sanctions for violations of the law by businesses.
 
PLS.235.91C Torts (Online, 10/10-12/22)
Study of the nature of civil wrongs and of jurisprudential concepts concerning liability. Includes the study of injuries to persons, property, and relationships; intentional wrongs; strict liability; negligence; contributory negligence; and causation, deceit, defamation, malicious prosecution, and the impact of insurance on tort liability.

PLS.260.91C Bankruptcy Law (Online, 10/10-12/22)
In-depth study of federal bankruptcy law, including corporations and individual bankruptcy. Emphasizes recent changes in the Bankruptcy Act and its practical applications. Completion of complicated bankruptcy forms is included

PLS.310.31C Litigation I (Hybrid, 10/19-12/14)
Mo 6:15-9:00pm

Study of state and federal courts, and the civil litigation process including: preparation of case before trial, interviewing prospective witnesses, interviewing expert witnesses, preparation of pleadings, pretrial discovery, trial proofs, and actual courtroom experience observing trials.

PLS.310.32C Litigation I (Hybrid, 09/09-12/02
We 6:00-9:00pm

Study of state and federal courts, and the civil litigation process including: preparation of case before trial, interviewing prospective witnesses, interviewing expert witnesses, preparation of pleadings, pretrial discovery, trial proofs, and actual courtroom experience observing trials.

PLS.310.91C Litigation I (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Study of state and federal courts, and the civil litigation process including:, preparation of case before trial, interviewing prospective witnesses, interviewing expert witnesses, preparation of pleadings, pretrial discovery, trial proofs, and actual courtroom experience observing trials.

PLS.371.91C Elder Law for Paralegals (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course will focus on preparing paralegals to assume a productive role in elder law practice. Its practical and organized style lays a solid foundation in key concepts with broad coverage that includes elder law practice. Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, end-of-life issues and age description will be discussed

PLS.400.91C Legal Ethics (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Designed to familiarize students with the various ethical responsibilities in the practice of law. In-depth analysis of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and discussion of actual ethical problems. Includes unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflict of interest, advertising, disciplinary process, and malpractice.

PLS.401.41C Paralegal Internship (In-person 09/08-12/22)
The internship combines practical experience in a legal environment for students to apply theory and practical skills to legal situations. It is oriented toward the student’s career path. This course is open to Paralegal Studies majors

PLS.420.31C Legal Capstone Course (Hybrid, 09/08-12/22
Tu 6:15-9:00pm

This is a Capstone course for the justice studies major. Students integrate knowledge of theoretical concepts and practical application of research methods, writing for the legal and criminal justice professions, and selected specialty areas in the law and criminal justice through assigned readings, seminar discussion, and the completion of assigned projects

PLS.430.91C SpTp: Arbitration & Mediation (Online, 09/08-12/22)

PPSS.100.91C Intro to Public Safety (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course will provide students with an overview of the role and mission of corrections, policing, emergency medical services, and security in public safety. The course will examine the effects public policy, domestic and world events, and social issues have on the different components

PPSS.120.91C Intro to Corrections (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course will provide students with an understanding of the evolution of corrections in the United States and the role of adult and juvenile correctional facilities, probation, parole, and diversion programs in public safety. Specific topics will include different philosophies related to deterrence, incapacitation, retribution, restitution, and rehabilitation, the effects of society's standards and norms on corrections, and the future of corrections.

PPSS.140.91C Intro to Physical & Cyber Sec (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course will provide students with an understanding of the role of private, public, and quasi-government agencies have in the public safety mission. Specific topics will include different physical and cyber security in a democratic society, the effects of emerging and evolving technology on public safety, and the future of physical and cyber security

PPSS.300.91C Ethical Issues in Public Safety (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Students will identify current ethical issues in public safety along. Students will examine general ethical principles, along with those that are specific to public safety officials. An exploration of issues where there are conflicts of ethical obligations will also be conducted.

PPSS.450.91C Public Safety Capstone (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course synthesizes public safety concepts and perspectives covered in the core PPSS courses. Students will analyze real-world examples of the application of principles covered in these courses. Students will also explore current theoretical approaches and trends within the field of public safety.

EMS.121.41C EMT Basic (In-person, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
Tu Th 6:00-9:45pm

Completion of an 6-hour American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or the Red Cross Professional Rescuer and consent of the SCS Dean Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations. Students will also be required to document 8 hours of observation time in a hospital Emergency Room.

EMS.121.41C EMT Basic (Online, 09/08/2020 - 12/22/2020)
Completion of an 6-hour American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or the Red Cross Professional Rescuer and consent of the SCS Dean Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations. Students will also be required to document 8 hours of observation time in a hospital Emergency Room.

EMS.302.91C Public Hlth Cltr & Diversity (Online, 09/08/20 - 10/15/20)
Prepares the student for an administrative position as a high level, or chief officer, in an EMS agency. This course will cover aspects of government structure, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, risk & human resource management, and financial management

EMS.303.91C Public Health Emergency Prep (Online, 11/06/20 - 12/22/20)
Prepares the student for an administrative position as a high level, or chief officer, in an EMS agency. This course will cover aspects of government structure, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, risk & human resource management, and financial management.

EMS.311.41C EMT Paramedic III (In-Person, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
Mo We

This course is part three of the four part sequence required for students to sit for the National Paramedic Certification Exam. This Program consists of over 172 hours of classroom lecture/didactic and the start of 50 hours of clinical setting training and demonstration of skill. In addition a significant time is spent riding on an approved 911 rescue. It also requires several hours of hospital internship. This Paramedic course helps prepare students for certification as a Paramedic.

EMS.311.91C EMT Paramedic III (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
This course is part three of the four part sequence required for students to sit for the National Paramedic Certification Exam. This Program consists of over 172 hours of classroom lecture/didactic and the start of 50 hours of clinical setting training and demonstration of skill. In addition a significant time is spent riding on an approved 911 rescue. It also requires several hours of hospital internship. This Paramedic course helps prepare students for certification as a Paramedic.

HCA.105.91C Intro to Public Health (Online, 12/15/20 - 12/22/20)
Introduces students who are currently practicing in health care fields to an overview of public health on a state and national level. Students will learn about the public health system, including infectious disease, chronic disease, occupational health, injury control, maternal and child health, regulation, behavioral health issues, surveillance, quality assurance, and policy.

HCA.413.91C Moral/Ethical Issues Health C (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
Introduces students, currently employed (or intending to be employed) in the health care field, the the moral/ethical issues and dilemmas facing the healthcare industry/employee(s) today and into the future. A sampling of selected topics that will be discussed and researched include: informed consent, euthanasia, rationing of health care services, advance directives, biomedical research, heroic measures, the uninsured and underinsured

HCA.416.91C Health Care Admin II (Online, 09/08/20 - 12/22/20)
Builds upon the foundation provided in the Health Care Administration I course. Through discussion, readings, and two assigned written projects, the students cover topics inclusive of: an overview of the healthcare delivery system in the U.S., economics of health care, labor relations, legal issues, health planning, healthcare reform, and ethical issues in health care.

PSYCH.100.31C Intro to Psychology (Hybrid, 09/08-12/15)
Tu 6:15-9:00pm

Introduction to the basic conceptual approaches through which psychology derives its intellectual form. Emphasis is placed upon the nature of scientific inquiry and its role in obtaining an understanding of human behavior. Exposure to various psychological theories, including Freudianism, behaviorism, social learning, and humanism.

PSYCH 201.91C Psychology of Learning (Online, 09/08/2020 - 12/22/2020)
PSYCH 100 Basic principles of learning are stressed in the analysis of behavior. Focus of attention is on psychology as a science. Behavioral measurement and objectivity in behavioral observation are stressed.

PSYCH.308.91C Conflict Mgmt & Mediation (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course is designed to offer students opportunities to understand common causes of conflicts, and build techniques and skills in conflict management. The course teaches students the theoretical underpinnings causing disputes among parties. It emphasizes building partnerships and long-term positive relationships in ones career and personal life. Students will investigate the theory and practice of using power, assessing conflict, improving communication techniques in problem solving with regards to appropriate strategies, tactics and goals in conflict resolution. This course will also focus on mediation skills, and students will have an opportunity to practice conflict management strategies to solve actual conflicts

 

PSYCH.309.91C Organizational Psychology (Online, 09/08-12/22)
It is certain that everyone will work in an organization at some point in life. Organizational Psychology focuses on underlying principles about how people think, feel and behave in organizations. Organizational Psychology is the study of how individuals relate in the workplace, and how group and organizational structures affect individual behavior. This course is organized around these three levels of focus: individuals, groups.

PSYCH.314.91C Psych of Adulthood (Online 09/08-12/22)
Considers basic perspectives on adult development. Using the concept of continuing maturation throughout the lifespan, it focuses on the latter portion of human life. Discussions center on changes in intelligence, motivation, learning, and memory which are supposed to accompany aging, as well as the psychology of dying and bereavement, and the psychosocial aspects of growing old. Field work in a retirement center.

PSYCH.499.91C Applied Pract in Psych (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Students register for this course in conjunction with a 120 hour applied practicum experience In psychology, students attend a weekly 1 hour classroom seminar designed to integrate their practicum experiences with theoretical and empirical concepts in psychology. Enrollment is by permission of instructor.

SHS.100.91C Foundations of Soc& Hlth Svcs (Online, 10/15-12/10)
Examines the historical, philosophical, and theoretical frameworks of professional social and health services in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical bases of developmental psychology, including structural theory, ego psychology and adaptation, object relations, and life cycle development

SHS.320.91C End of Life (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Designed for personal growth related to issues of death and dying for professionals working in the field, as well as non-professionals. A developmental, life cycle perspective is used, examining such concepts as bereavement theories, cultural differences, clinical intervention with various types of mourning, and coping with caregiver stress and grief. Students will have an opportunity to examine their own beliefs and attitudes, expand their understanding of the grief process within families, examine traditional and non-traditional closure rituals, and learn new caregiver skills to prevent burnout

SHS.408.91C Counseling: Theory/Skills (Online 09/08-12/22)
 
SHS.454.91C S&HS Research Methods (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Introduces principles of research methodology pertinent to health care and social service fields of practice in which Social and Health Services students are currently or will be employed. As such, the course focuses on the formulation and design of an independent research project related to practice

SOCSC.240.91C Quant Analysis in the Soc Sci (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course involves a study of statistical concepts used in social science applications. Successful students will acquire knowledge and develop skills which will enable them to compare and contrast descriptive and inferential statistics; calculate and interpret descriptive measures for data sets; describe the role of probability in statistical inference; formulate an hypothesis, test it, and interpret the results; calculate and interpret the correlation between two factors; identify the appropriate statistical technique to use in order to solve various social science applications; and use statistical computer software.

CIS.102.21C Computer Application in Business (Hybrid, 09/03/20 - 12/10/20)  
Tu 6:30 – 9:30pm

Introduces students to the elements of business conducted via the Web, which is the paradigm of 21st century business transactions. Focused on the development of a database in Access and the design and deployment of a Web site, this course integrates the information management and communications aspects of the digital business environment. Taught in an interactive hands-on computer classroom.

IT.110.91C Technology and Society (Online, 09/12-12/22)
Involves a review of the literature dealing with futuristic tends and projections for our technological society and their implications for future developments.

MATH.110.41C Math and the Modern World (Hybrid, 09/14-12/14)
Monday 6:15-9:00pm

Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics Survey of mathematics designed for students who are majoring in non-technical areas. Topics may include problem-solving techniques, an introduction to statistical methods, and an introduction to the mathematics of finance.

MATH.110.91C Math and the Modern World (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics Survey of mathematics designed for students who are majoring in non-technical areas. Topics may include problem-solving techniques, an introduction to statistical methods, and an introduction to the mathematics of finance.

MATH.124.91C Basic Statistics (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics (A student cannot receive credit for both this course and MATH 122.) Emphasizes descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

NATSC.402.91C Natural Disasters (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This course deals with the natural hazards that pose threats to human life and property, and on the natural disasters and catastrophes that occur when those threats are realized in the form of destructive events. Topics are presented in an order that is somewhat predicated on timeliness (for example, hurricanes are covered first, while we are in the peak time of "hurricane season") and also on a logical flow of causes and consequences. As part of the science curriculum, this course is also focused on the foundation of science - the Scientific Method and the Process of Science - and how science is applied in the study and analysis of natural disasters, toward the end of preparing for and mitigating the effects of inevitable disastrous events. 

SEC.100.32C Computer Hardware (Hybrid, 09/08-12/15)
Tu 6:30-9:30pm

This course introduces the fundamentals of personal computer (PC) hardware. This hands-on course is taught in a laboratory and exposes the student to technology from a practical perspective. In the course, students will build a personal computer, install networking and operating systems components, learn basic networking, and testing methodologies. In addition, students will install two different operating systems in their computer and learn to use various testing and applications software.

SEC.205.91C C ++ Programing (Online, 09/08-12/22)
This is a basic programming course to introduce technology professionals to the C and C++ language particularly as they relate to GCC/G++. Basic algorithms and structures are covered but with a focus on the use of C++ in networking scripts, linux based platforms, and application troubleshooting in systems.

SEC.230.31C Networking & Telecomm (Hybrid, 09/08-12/14)
Mo 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to basic data communications concepts and their application to local area networks through lectures, discussions of case studies, and hands-on projects. The class focuses on the TCP/IP model of networking and the various details involved in packet based networks and the exchange of electronic information over a variety of media

SEC.320.91C Digital Forensics (Online, 09/02-12/22)
This course introduces students to techniques used in law enforcement and corporate litigation to recover and examine electronic media in a forensically sound fashion. The course includes the use of commercial forensics packages and the development of full analysis of media for presentation to corporate security officers, law enforcement, or the legal system. Students will learn to examine hardware, maintain chain of custody, create forensic images, analysis forensic images, and develop analytical reports for presentation. The course is typically offered online but has hands on lab components

SEC.330.91C Penetration Testing I (Online, 09/02-12/22)
A technical, hands-on course focused on hacking and counter-hacking methods. The course revolves around tools using in exploiting weaknesses in a typical network environment (pen tests) and the defense and correction of these weaknesses. Topics include physical security, social engineering, reconnaissance, scanning, exploits, web server hacking, server hardening, securing networks, and vulnerability testing.

SEC.400.91C Forensic Hardware & Acquisition (Online, 09/02-12/22)
This course focuses on both configuration and management of networked platforms from a troubleshooting perspective. Students are expected to install and manage a variety of operating systems to simulate a working network in a production environment. The course was designed with security and forensics professionals in mind. This course is typically offered online.

SEC.405.31C Firewalling & Defense (Hybrid, 09/02-12/09)
We 6:30-9:30pm

This course is hands on in the laboratory and focuses on the development of successful firewall strategies for both border and internal usage. The course uses Cisco IOS, Linux Based IPTables and Shorewall, as platforms for development of firewall rule sets

SEC.421.91C Mobile Device Forensics (Online, 09/02-12/22)
This focuses on the understanding of the cell phones, cameras, and other hand held devices which are commonly found in forensics casework but require special handling due to their proprietary nature. The course includes work on actual cell phones and PDA as well as special handling techniques necessary to preserve evidence in these cases. Specific topics may vary as technology changes. The course is typically offered online

SEC.430.31C SpTp:Kali Linux (Hybrid, 09/03-12/15)
Tu Th 12:30-1:50pm

In-depth study of some aspect of Technology and Manufacturing Management. Specific focus may vary from semester to semester and may include: Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Ethics in Science and Technology, Organizational Change Management, Leadership, etc. May be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once for credit.

SEC.432.91C Network Analysis (Online, 09/02-12/22)
This course is hands-on in the laboratory and focuses on the development of telecommunications networks in a conceptual sense. The course primarily focuses on the development of tools, presentation, budget, and other testing methodology to adequately plan and design both simple and complex networks in the production environment. Includes testing of basic designs and simulation.

TLM.255.91C Studies in Technology (Online, 09/08-12/22)
An investigation into the common developmental organizational factors in an industrial enterprise: corporate and managerial structure, product development and production analysis, labor and job training considerations. A corporation iscreated, industrial positions are role-played, a product is developed, produced and sold, and the enterprise is analyzed for production problems, overhead, and profit

TLM.430.91C SpTp: Project Management (Online, 09/08-12/22)

TLM.457.91C Workplace Safety/Health (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Topics include: job safety analysis, plant inspection, accident investigation, safety education, and training. Special emphasis is placed on an introduction to the OSHA program and its application to industry.

TLM.472.91C Senior Seminar (Online, 09/08-12/22)
Students explore special topics and design projects of current interest


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