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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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Successful completion of six months of full-time clinical experience (minimum of 1,040 hours) as a music therapy intern in an approved setting. Prerequisite: Completion of senior year in music therapy or its equivalent at the graduate level. FLD
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Successful completion of six months of full time clinical experience (minimum of 1040 hours) as a music therapy intern in an approved setting. Prerequisite: Completion of senior year in music therapy or its equivalent at the graduate level. IND
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education students -- primarily for undergraduates. LEC
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(FS) Techniques and materials appropriate for instruction in musical media. May be repeated for credit in different specific media. LAB
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Cultural and social determinants of musical behavior. Musical value systems in contemporary cultures. Prerequisite: MTHC 214 or MEMT 341 or permission of instructor. LEC
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Study of physical aspects of sound, stressing the production, reproduction, transmission, and reception of musical sounds. Acoustics of musical instruments and auditoria, systems of tuning, wave phenomena in musical environments, behavior of the ear, and electrical analysis, synthesis, and recording are included. Laboratory. LEC
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Skills and knowledge needed to facilitate appropriate and productive integration of children and youth with disabilities into music classroom settings. Prerequisite: MEMT 500 and SPED 431. LEC
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Participation in approved professional development conferences. Requires documentation of attendance, an annotated time log of activities, and a short paper. May be repeated for up to 3 credit hours. FLD
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Applications of current digital and electronic technologies to choral ensemble teaching and learning. LEC
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Skills and knowledge needed by professional music educators to assess and evaluate students, learning, instruction, curriculum, and programs. Measurement and evaluation techniques for cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning in music. Criterion and norm reference measures in formative and summative evaluation. Use of evaluation data for improving instruction, curriculum, and program. Standardized tests. Reporting and interpreting evaluation results. LEC
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Psychological and acoustical bases of music and human musical behavior. Study of musical sound production, transmission, perception, cognition, response, and reproduction. Laboratory component and research project required. LEC
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An overview of the music therapy profession including, but not limited to, history, philosophy, areas of clinical practice, necessary skills and competencies, and career opportunities. LEC
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Music therapy treatment techniques (setting goals, selecting/applying treatment, monitoring, evaluating results) for children in a variety of settings. Clinical observation and application of techniques will be course components. FLD
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Music therapy treatment techniques (setting goals, selecting/appling treatment, monitoring, evaluating results) for adults in a variety of settings. Clinical observation and application of techniques will be course components. FLD
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A study of the various effects of music. The place of functional music in music education. Investigation of effective media and musical patterns. The relation of music to health. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional sequence in music education or music therapy or with permission from the MEMT division. LEC
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Issues examined include music therapy concepts in the development of program applications, professional marketing, and job proposals. These applications are based on theoretical constructs concerning the physiological, psychological, and social responses of persons to music. In addition, this course includes current trends in the field along with regulatory guidelines concerning practice design, implementation, and evaluation, ethics, and standards of clinical practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional sequence in music education or music therapy or with permission from the MEMT division. LEC
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Clinical, laboratory, field, or historical research in music education or music therapy. Prerequisite: MEMT 366 or equivalent, permission of instructor. IND
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A supervised internship experience leading to initial music teacher certification. The student assumes the total professional role as a teacher of music in an approved school setting. FLD
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Specific methodologies, strategies, approaches, and materials for music education/music therapy for specific populations, musical media, instructional settings, or clinical environments. LEC
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education professionals -- primarily for graduate students. LEC
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Study of research in music education and music therapy. Required of all candidates for graduate degrees. Enrollment must precede or be concurrent with enrollment in thesis. LEC
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A study of music education with reference to its historical development and to educational psychology. Consideration of recent trends and the place of music in the school curriculum. Criteria for the evaluation of activities, courses, materials, and methods in a well-balanced program of music. LEC
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A study of societal influence on musical thought and practice, both in historical perspective and in comparative study of contemporary societies. The relations between school and community music. The role of musical organizations, institutions, and agencies in American life. LEC
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Examination of musical values in the context of music's functions and uses. Diverse viewpoints are considered, with attention to philosophical and psychological aesthetics. Implications and applications of values systems for music education, music therapy, and other fields. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the elements that contribute to current practice and successful music programs (many of all of these may be anticipated dependent upon the class participants' needs): curriculum, standards, assessment, classroom management, pedagogy, leadership, organizational structure, budget and finance, scheduling, federal mandates, and administrative practices. LEC
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A survey of music methodologies (general, vocal, instrumental) used by teachers at the pre-school, elementary, middle/junior high, and high school levels. LEC
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A study of behavioral theories and techniques as applied to classroom and clinical settings for music professionals. Emphasis on a conceptual framework for human behavior and the ameliorative aspects of music. LEC
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Child development as related to musical development, including implications for participation in music from birth through age seven. Current trends in goals, objectives, materials, equipment, facilities, training and evaluation will be discussed. LEC
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Refinement of conducting and teaching skills in a choral setting. Focus on relationships between gesture and choral sound, rehearsal structure and optimal learning, and age-appropriate choral literature and development of musicality. (Same as COND 820.) LAB
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Study of methods to teach and learn diction in choral music contexts. Attention to International Phonetic Alphabet, acoustic implications of particular phonemes, and contributions of emerging technologies. Application of various languages, including English, Latin, Italian, French, German, and Spanish. (Same as CHOR 825.) LEC
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Scientific approaches to the pedagogy of adolescent male and female voices during voice change. (Same as CHOR 826.) LEC
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Scientific approaches to understanding and working with unchanged children's voices. (Same as CHOR 827.) LEC
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Comprehensive examination of vocal anatomy, respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, and voice development, with particular attention to research-based vocal/choral pedagogies for working with child through senior adult voices. (Same as CHOR 828.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the elements of management, leadership, organizational structure, budget and finance, federal mandates, and administrative practices. LEC
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A comprehensive study and application of the elements that contribute to current practice in methodology and pedagogy in the music classroom, encompassing elementary general, choral, orchestral, and band music. LEC
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The use of the Orff-Shulwerk approach in music education and music therapy. Course includes historical background, philosophical approach and practical application of the process. Prerequisite: Admission to professional sequence or permission from MEMT division. LEC
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Development of individual and group improvisation skills and their applications in professional practice. LEC
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Developing a practical and useful music curriculum that aligns theoretical/philosophical position, program goals, course objectives, instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. LEC
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Measurement theory applied to the development and administration of measures of musical ability, achievement, attitude, and performance for the use in individual and program evaluation. Classical and innovative methods for establishing reliability and validity. Each student will develop and evaluate a measure of some type of musical behavior appropriate for an educational or therapeutic setting. LEC
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The use of music therapy in individual and group pediatric settings. Course includes an overview of childhood illnesses, associated medical terminology, and therapy techniques used as contextual and procedural support. Prerequisite: Admission to professional sequence or permission from MEMT division. LEC
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The use of music therapy for hospice patients and their families, as well as clients who are grieving due to death of a loved one. Course includes historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. Prerequisite: Admission to professional sequence or permission from MEMT division. LEC
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The scientific basis for the neurological influence of music on behaviors in physical functioning and cognitive functioning will be explored in rehabilitation and learning models. Clinical experience will be included. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in music therapy or permission of the instructor. FLD
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The theories and clinical applications of music therapy across the life span of older adults, including the young old, the middle old, and the old old. Special considerations will be given to persons with debilitating conditions including dementia, and to older persons' professional and family caregivers. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in music therapy or permission of the instructor. FLD
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The theories and practice of music therapy as enhancement to health and wellness and to medical interventions for adults will include applications within the medical setting and in the home setting. Interventions will include, among others, approaches for stress management, medical procedural support, pre-operative and post-operative support, follow-up care in catastrophic illness, interventions in post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in music therapy or permission of the instructor. FLD
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Skills and knowledge needed to assess and evaluate clients, goals, treatments and their effectiveness, program outcomes, program quality, and quality of care. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the elements that contribute to current practice in music therapy, but not limited to, professional competencies, code of ethics, assessment and implementation of interventions, leadership, organizational structure, budget and finance, scheduling and management of contracts, grant writing, and other administrative practices. FLD
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A laboratory and research course to accompany or follow MEMT 763. LAB
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Concentrated, interdisciplinary study of conceptual foundations for music therapy. LEC
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Advanced music therapy practice including clinical work with a population of the student's choice which incorporates music therapy program design, implementation, and evaluation. The student will work in consultation with qualified Music Therapy staff. FLD
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The student will articulate, test and refine music therapy clinical practice protocol(s) with a clientele(s) of choice. Students will work in consultation with qualified Music Therapy staff. FLD
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Study and application of theoretical models and supervisory roles applicable to music therapy clinical supervision. Students will review developmental levels for supervisors and practicum students. Supervision of music therapy clinical practicum students will be required. LEC
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A model of practicum supervision will be applied in music therapy clinical practicum supervision. Video and/or tape recordings of supervision conferences with practicum students will be reviewed in consultation with qualified music therapy staff. LEC
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Prerequisite: Consent of advisor and instructor. RSH
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An independent course in preparation for the non-thesis M.M.E. degree final examination. The grade will be S or U as determined by performance on the examination. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. IND
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(V) A broad survey of formal learning theories and other approaches to the teaching-learning situation, accenting implications for, applications to, and research needs in music education. LEC
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A study of the administration of music education programs at all school levels; topics will include personnel, finance, curriculum, supervision, and articulation of the music program with other segments of the school and community. LEC
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Knowledge, skills, and dispositions for graduate students in music who are preparing to teach at the college level. This course is directed toward the end of developing competencies and understandings that will contribute to one's becoming an effective college/university teacher. LEC
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This course will emphasize strategies and skills for successful completion of the doctoral program, as well as strategies and skills to prepare doctoral students to contribute to the profession as college teachers, researchers, master teachers, and arts administrators. Course may be repeated for zero credit. LEC
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Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC
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Study and experimental investigation of acoustical, psychoacoustical, and psychological phenomena as they influence music. Attention will be given to physical parameters; estimation of pitch, loudness, and timbre; magnitude estimation; theories of consonance; experimental aesthetics; and measurement and prediction of musical ability. Each student will be expected to complete an experiment or quasi-experiment related to human musical behavior. (Same as PSYC 853.) Prerequisite: MEMT 453 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. LEC
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An advanced study of experimental and descriptive research techniques with careful investigation of research design, experimental control, analysis and manuscript composition. Consideration of recent trends in research methods and their place in the schorlarly schemata will be reviewed. Prerequisite: MEMT 812 or permission of instructor. LEC
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For students who are sufficiently qualified to conduct original investigations in this field. Consent of instructor necessary. IND
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education professionals -- primarily for post-master's level students. IND
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Supervised and directed experiences in selected educational settings. The advisor will schedule regular observations of the field experience and conferences with the student. Written summaries and evaluations of the field experiences will be prepared independently by the student, a representative of the cooperating agency, and the advisor. Open only to advanced students. Field experience credit in any one semester may not exceed five hours, and total credit may not exceed eight hours. FLD
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College teaching experience, guided by a major professor in the department. Open only to doctoral aspirants or candidates. FLD
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Prerequisite: Prior graduate course work in the area of study and consent of instructor. IND
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Introduction to metalsmithing and jewelry design, materials and processes. Student projects explore the joining, forming, and surface embellishment of metals such as copper, brass, bronze, and sterling. Prerequisites: ART 102 and ART 104. LAB
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Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to casting and mold making processes used for jewelry and small sculpture. Students explore various methods and materials for creating models for casting in bronze or silver including wax carving, wax modeling, and the use of natural and synthetic materials as models. Models are cast using centrifugal and vacuum casting processes. Basic mold making in clay and silicone are also explored. Prerequisite: ART 132 or METL 211. LAB
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The development of a portfolio including designing, rendering, and model making for future projects. Photographing completed objects and discussing professional aspects of the jewelry/metalsmithing field. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing. LAB
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Problems related to specific smithing techniques such as raising, stretching, shell structures and seam fabrications. Metal manipulation on a large scale. Prerequisite: METL 301. LAB
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Advanced metalworking with an emphasis on the refinement of design and techniques. Processes may include linkage, marriage of metals, metal inlays, hinge and catch fabrication. Prerequisite: METL 301. LAB
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Problems of basic and advanced enameling as applied to jewelry design and metalsmithing objects. Exploration of major enameling techniques: such as limoges, cloissone, champleve, and bassetaille. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing or consent of instructor. LAB
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Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC
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Lectures and demonstrations on techniques of contemporary interest outside of typical classroom activity. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing. LEC
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Emphasis on individual design aesthetic through intensive designing, rendering, and modelmaking as preparation for fabricated pieces of jewelry, holloware, and/or small objects; capstone experience. Prerequisite: METL 362. LAB
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Continuation of METL 515; capstone experience. This course requires a final presentation of a complete portfolio including resume, renderings and photographs of the finished work. Prerequisite: METL 515. LAB
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Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art Courses; and permission of instructor. FLD
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Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Metalsmithing/Jewelry courses, or permission of instructor. IND
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Individual research. Prerequisite: METL 515 or equivalent. RSH
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Continuation of METL 715. RSH
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This is a variable-topic course open to undergraduates meeting the prerequisites for the specific topic being offered. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of management topics not covered by established courses. Enrollment is not limited to School of Business students. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to acquaint students with traditional business management ideas, recent management thinking, and the contemporary application of both to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A survey of a wide variety of topics is offered, generally including goal setting, strategy formulation and implementation, managerial decision making, structure and design of organizations, corporate culture, organizational change and development, human resources management, managing diversity, leading, motivation, communication, teamwork, quality control, management control systems, operations and service management, entrepreneurship and small business management, managerial ethics, corporate social responsibility, and management in the global environment. (Not open to students with credit in MGMT 310.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101. LEC
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This course serves as an introduction to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. An objective may be the development of the student's potential for becoming an effective organization member and manager of people. Experiential learning methods are utilized to involve the student actively. A wide variety of topics and theories may be covered, generally including motivation, leadership, job design, group dynamics, and formal organizational structure and process. Prerequisite: Completion of ECON 142, ACCT 200, PSYC 104, and one course in the social science, society and culture (s/c) principal course area. Prior completion or coenrollment in ACCT 201 and DSCI 301. LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of management topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course is designed to provide students with: (a) a grounding in the psychological and philosophical foundations of business ethics; (b) the ability to recognize ethical problems; (c) an exposure to many of the ethically sensitive issues facing corporations and managers in business today (e.g., layoffs, outsourcing, employee whistle-blowing, employee privacy, employee health and safety, marketing and advertising, environmental issues, discrimination, and the global responsibilities of business); and (d) the tools for analyzing and reaching closure on ethical problems. Students will study the role of ethics in the relation of business to employees, consumers, and society. Students in this course will have the opportunity to engage in stimulating class discussions, justify ethical positions in case study analyses, investigate ethical issues in their own future professional lives, and develop and present their solutions for typical ethical problems faced by managers in organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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The major focus is on the management concerns of staffing, training and development, compensation, and labor-management relations. Constraints on management discretion, including legislation, court decisions, labor unions, and labor markets are reviewed. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Sports Management majors may petition for entry to the course with completion of the following prerequisite: MGMT 305, ECON 142, and an introductory statistics course (DSCI 301, HSES 310, MATH 365, PSYC 300). Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course covers various aspects of employee staffing and personnel selection in organizations-the nature of individual differences, the measurement of individual differences, reliability, validity, legal and "fairness" issues, job analysis for job description and selection procedure development, recruitment, initial screening and resume review, the employment interview, general and specific ability tests, personality tests, assessment centers, performance tests, integrity testing, and drug testing. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course develops (1) competency in training and development skills and (2) understanding of career management issues in organizations. Individual and organizational perspectives are adopted. Topics include assessing training needs, developing and delivering training, evaluating outcomes, career planning, strategies for managing careers, and work/life balance. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course focuses on principles and practices in designing and administering performance management and reward systems. The measurement of employee performance at both the individual and group levels is reviewed. The use of performance measurement information for administrative decision-making and employee development is discussed. The impact of reward systems on employee recruitment, satisfaction and individual and firm-level performance is examined, including approaches to established pay structures, individual and group-based pay-for-performance plans, executive pay issues, government influences, and employee benefits. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Coverage in the course focuses on the development, legal environment, and current problems in the industrial labor relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of the labor movement, the law of labor relations, and the economic constraints which affect labor relations. Prerequisite: BE 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course is an investigation of human resource development and utilization, focusing upon current employment and training problems and public and private solutions to these problems. Prerequisite: BE 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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The focus of this course is how the legal environment affects the management of employees. The topics covered include laws on employment discrimination, employment-at-will, and negligent hiring, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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The primary objective of this course is to increase student's understanding of core HRM activities as they are conducted in global context. These activities include staffing, performance management, training and development, compensation, and labor relations. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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The goal of this course is to increase the capacity of the student to manage others effectively. It begins by focusing on self-awareness and self-management. Students also learn systems for classification of people on the basis of behavior and attitudes. Topics covered include time management, problem solving, reading people, coaching and counseling, delegation and empowerment, conflict resolution, motivation, and discipline. The focus is on skill acquisition, and the learning approaches including readings, inventories, role-playing, and case analyses. Prerequisite: MGMT 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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