This course introduces the theory of relative prices in a market system, consumer choice, marginal analysis, and the allocation of productive resources among alternative uses in a market economy. Other topics may include market power and price discrimination, public finance, the labor market and environmental policy.
1. Discuss the role scarcity plays in defining economic choices and how individuals, companies and nations resolve these issues.
2. Describe and apply marginal principle, principle of opportunity cost, principle of diminishing returns, comparative advantage, and elasticity.
3. Analyze the relationships between production costs and cost curves.
4. Explain the mechanics of supply and demand and apply the supply and demand model to evaluate markets.
5. Discuss the efficiency and equity of both competitive and noncompetitive markets and how both are impacted by government intervention.
6. Explain, compare and contrast, and apply in context each of the basic market structures - i.e. perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.
This course is an introduction to families with application to personal life. It focuses on diversity in family structure, social class, race, gender, work, and its interaction with other social institutions.
1. Use theoretical frameworks to interpret the role of the family within social process and institutions.
2. Describe the nature, value, and limitations of the basic methods of studying individuals and families.
3. Using historical and contemporary examples, describe how perceived differences, combined with unequal distribution of power across economic, social, and political institutions, result in inequity.
4. Explain how difference is socially constructed.
5. Analyze current social issues, including the impact of historical and environmental influences, on family development.
6. Analyze ways in which the intersections of social categories such as race, ethnicity, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age, interact with the country’s institutions to contribute to difference, power, and discrimination amongst families.
7. Synthesize multiple viewpoints and sources of evidence to generate reasonable conclusions.
This is a survey course of discrete mathematics for non-physical science majors. Topics include systems of inequalities, linear programming, probability and probability distributions, and an introduction to descriptive statistics. The course emphasizes problem solving through the use of computer spreadsheets.
1. Identify and solve linear programming problems.
2. Write and analyze algebraic models for business and other applications.
3. Solve business and biological applications using probability distributions.
This course is a survey of the world's music with attention to musical styles and cultural contexts. Included are the musical and cultural histories of Ociania, Indonesia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse peoples, cultural communities, and traditions while reflecting upon and challenging individual and societal ethnocentrism.
2. Describe and discuss music using appropriate terminology relevant for the field of ethnomusicology.
3. Analyze and identify music from a global intercultural perspective using analytical and critical listening skills.
4. Explain artistic, social, historical, and cultural contexts of world music.
This is an introductory course that gives students an overview of the major social media sites and provides examples as to how individuals are using social media. Social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogging, podcasting, etc.) are relatively accessible technologies that enable individuals, almost instantaneously, to create, publish, edit, and/or access messages intended for audiences; students will learn how to explore the possibilities and limitations of various social media.
Social media has profoundly impacted the world of communications both among consumers as well as with businesses. Despite the rapid shift in marketing and communications, many organizations are still learning to adjust to this new paradigm. The purpose of this course is to provide the practical knowledge and insights required to establish objectives and strategies, properly select the social media platforms to engage consumers, and measure these results in a manner that is meaningful for businesses.
The class will break down broad concepts about social media into meaningful segments that could be applied to serve strategic priorities for businesses. This includes an overview of the necessary tools, the impact on traditional marketing, quantifying success, and reputation management. These concepts will help provide important insights into sales and marketing, public relations, customer service, and other areas of the organization.
1. Build a Professional or Personal Brand and Voice.
2. Define Social Media Communities.
3. Create and manage Social Media accounts and tools.
4. Create Social Media Metric strategies.
This course will assist students in developing effective and successful social media marketing campaigns. Students will have the opportunity to formulate a social media marketing plan with an appropriate target market using relevant social media channels and metric analysis and maintenance.
1. Describe video utilization in Social Media.
2. List methods for search engine optimization.
3. Discuss emerging Social Media technologies.
BI 101 is an introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. This course is designed to help you discover the applications of science to your everyday life, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. This course has four Credit Units that emphasize a variety of topics including ecological principles, biodiversity, and impact of human activities on the environment.
1. Discuss biological community interactions.
2. Explain how changes in human population and/or actions impact natural ecosystems.
3. Describe the movement of energy & nutrients through trophic levels.
4. Recognize the appropriate taxonomic level of an organism based on key characteristics or traits.
This is an introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. The topics presented include biological molecules, cellular biology, genetics and inheritance, biotechnology, and evolutionary processes. Additionally, the course is designed to help you discover the applications of science in your everyday life, as well as provide elements of critical thinking.
1. Explain how natural selection drives evolution.
2. Express how changes in the genome can affect the phenotype or traits within a population.
3. Be able to describe the patterns of inheritance.
4. Be able describe selected key cell processes.
5. Distinguish between the groups of biomolecules.
This course prepares the student to function in the administrative outpatient setting.
1. Operate EMR systems
2. Effectively communicate in a professional environment
3. Work effectively in a medical office environment
4. Perform basic medical office accounting.
This course provides students with a foundation that enables them to identify and analyze ethical issues in relation to social media. Students will explore the legal responsibilities associated with social media.
1. Define Intellectual Property.
2. Discuss the liability issues associated with privacy and social media boundaries.
3. Define Social Media professional networking.