Sep 24, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Information Security and Assurance

  
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    ISA 3396 - Cooperative Study in Information Security and Assurance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3100, and approval of the coordinator of cooperative education (KSU Career Services); Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised work experience for a minimum of two semesters at a site in business, industry, or government, focusing on some aspect of information security and assurance. For junior- or senior-level students who wish to obtain on-the-job experience in Information Security and Assurance, in conjunction with their academic training. Students may take a cooperative study for multiple semesters, however only six credit hours are applicable toward the BBA in Information Security and Assurance as Business Electives. Contact the department office for additional information on the requirements and restrictions of the cooperative study.

    Notes: Co-op credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    ISA 3398 - Internships in Information Security and Assurance

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3100, and approval of the coordinator of cooperative education (KSU Career Services); Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised work experience for one semester at a site in business, industry or government, focusing on some aspect of information security and assurance. For sophomore-, junior-, or senior-level students who wish to obtain on-the-job training experience in Information Security and Assurance, in conjunction with their academic training. Students can earn between one and six credit hours toward their degree programs subject to the programs’ restrictions. Contact the department office for additional information on the requirements and restrictions for the internship.

    Notes: Internship credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    ISA 3710 - International Issues in Information Security and Assurance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement ; Non-business Majors: Completion of 60 semester hours and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course explores emerging international issues in information security and assurance. It provides content about the interaction between the organization, society, and public agencies across national boundaries. It examines the role of people versus technical security as currently debated by contemporary organizations from multiple cultures and nations. Each semester, the specifics of this course will be developed to leverage the current international information security landscape and the context of the scheduled course offering.

  
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    ISA 4200 - Perimeter Defense

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3200; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A detailed examination of the techniques, tools, and technologies used to support the protection of an organization’s electronic perimeter. The course will examine the evaluation, selection, deployment, and administration of firewall, virtual private network, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and other applications used to guard organizational information from external attacks.

  
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    ISA 4220 - Server Systems Security

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3010 and ISA 3200; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3010 and ISA 3200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course is an exploration of server computer system security and vulnerabilities, including server computer architectures, and operating systems. It provides the detailed technical coverage necessary to protect computer information system servers by presenting the knowledge of server platform computer hardware components, server network devices and interfaces, as well as the structure and usage of common server operating system software from an information security perspective. Additional learning regarding ongoing maintenance and operational issues of server computing systems will also be included.

  
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    ISA 4330 - Incident Response and Contingency Planning

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3300; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3300 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    An examination of the detailed aspects of incident response and contingency planning consisting of incident response planning, disaster recovery planning, and business continuity planning. Developing and executing plans to deal with incidents in the organization is a critical function in information security. This course focuses on the planning processes for all three areas of contingency planning incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity, and the execution of response to human and non-human incidents in compliance with these policies.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ISA 4350 - Management of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3200 and ISA 3210; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3200 and ISA 3210 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course focuses on the detection, isolation and response to security breaches and attacks. It provides a detailed examination of the entire computer forensic process and presents specific procedures required to respond to a computer crime incident. Subjects include recognizing unauthorized access, identifying file anomalies, and traffic monitoring.

  
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    ISA 4400 - Directed Study in Information Security and Assurance

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and approval of instructor, major area committee, and Department Chair prior to registration; Non-business Majors: Approval of the instructor, department chair, and the Coles College of Business prior to registration.
    Selected topics of advanced nature that are not in the regular course offerings.

  
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    ISA 4490 - Special Topics in Information Security and Assurance

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and specific other prerequisites which vary by topic; Non-business Majors: Specific prerequisites which vary by topic and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    ISA 4700 - Emerging Issues in Information Security

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3300; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3300 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course explores emerging issues in information security and assurance, and the role of organizational information security in state, regional and national policy. It provides content about the interaction between the organization, society, and public agencies. It examines the role of people versus technical security ideals currently debated by contemporary organizations.

  
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    ISA 4805 - Penetration Testing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3210, ISA 4200, and ISA 4220; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3210, ISA 4200, and ISA 4220, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A detailed examination of real world information security knowledge, enabling recognition of vulnerabilities, exploitation of system weaknesses, and safeguards against threats. Through hands-on exercises and a final project students will learn the art of penetration testing. Students who complete this course will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to analyze and evaluate systems security.

  
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    ISA 4810 - Cyber Defense

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3210, ISA 4200, and ISA 4220; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3210, ISA 4200, and ISA 4220, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course discusses the hardware/software tools and techniques associated with the protection of computer systems and networks. Students learn how to protect network resources as deployed in a typical organization. Course topics include policy and practice associated with the protection of communication resources, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and use of various tools for system and network protection.

  
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    ISA 4820 - Information Security and Assurance Programs and Strategies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 4330; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 4330 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The course integrates learning from all managerial ISA courses and encourages the student to develop skills in synthesis and communication (both written and oral) as well as teaching new material about the role of the CISO and the strategic and tactical planning and operation of the information security department in a variety of organizations. A research paper will be prepared and presented in the course. Outside speakers will supplement the course and provide the student additional, outside perspective on the information security industry.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

Information Systems

  
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    IS 2200 - Information Systems and Communication

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and MATH 1111 or higher.
    This course will provide an overview of fundamentals of information systems technologies and their applicability to real world scenarios. Topics may vary as technology changes but the students will learn the tools of productivity. The course aims to improve communications skills appropriate to the business setting.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    IS 3020 - Application Development I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop applications in a development environment. It covers .NET and .NET 2.0 technologies. This is the first course in the .NET development platform. Students will learn how to develop applications using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET development environment.

  
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    IS 3040 - IT Infrastructure

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course provides foundation skills on information technology infrastructure. Topics include hardware; software; communications including LAN, WAN, and wireless network; transaction support; facilities for business continuity and security; infrastructure management best practices including ITIL and COBIT; service level agreements; and risk management including compliance, sourcing, disaster planning, auditing, controls, and standards.

  
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    IS 3060 - Systems Analysis and Design

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, IS 3020, and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: IS 3020, IS 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    An introduction to the basic concepts underlying systems analysis and design, and the application of those techniques in the development of business information systems. The student will learn how to develop information systems based on user requirements and specifications. The course will expose the students to UML and other graphic modeling processes.

  
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    IS 3080 - Information Resource Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, IS 3020, and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: IS 3020, IS 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Information Resource Management (IRM) constantly strives to improve its commitment to incorporate new technologies to advance the organization. The focus of this course is on management of information systems resources, technologies and people. Covers strategic planning of information resources investments, operations, and support; management of human, technological, and financial resources; management of end-user computing; IS functional organization and the CIO; and organizing information resources for efficient and effective services.

  
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    IS 3100 - Information Systems Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Illustrates how to effectively use, manage, and participate in the development of information technology applications that support common business processes. Focuses on the interdependence among an organization’s management, business processes, and information systems. Provides hands-on experience in developing a business information system.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    IS 3220 - Global IS Project Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 2200; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    In this course, students will be exposed to the basic principles of Global Project Management, effective teamwork and collaboration. It will prepare students to understand key issues in global project management such as project initiation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, quality management and communicating and collaborating across political and cultural boundaries. Tools such as Microsoft Project will be used to develop and track Information Systems projects.

  
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    IS 3260 - Web Development I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course presents introductions to many of the basic concepts, issues and techniques related to designing, developing and deploying Web sites. During the course, students will learn about Web design, HTML, XHTML, basic scripting, Dynamic HTML, Applets, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will learn how to create sites both manually and through the use of Web site development software tool such as HomeSite, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn how to develop interactive graphic and animation and will be introduced to the .NET developing environment.

  
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    IS 3280 - Data Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: IS 2200 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course introduces the student to the properties, logic, design, implementation, and access to business databases. Particular emphasis is placed on the relational approach to database management and processing, which focuses more on the logical nature of a database than its physical characteristics. Relational database programming assignments are drawn from the fields of business and government.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    IS 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services), and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised credit-earning work experience for a minimum of two academic semesters with a previously approved business firm, private agency, or government agency. For sophomore, junior, or senior students who wish to obtain on-the-job experience in conjunction with their academic education.

    Notes: Co-op credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    IS 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services), and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised credit-earning work experience for one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency, or government agency. A research paper is required to receive credit. For junior and senior students who wish to participate in an on-the-job experience in which they may apply their academic education. The work experience may not be with a current employer. The course will be graded on an S/U basis. The number of credit hours applicable to degree requirements is limited.

    Notes: Internship credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.
  
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    IS 3560 - Business Process Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: IS 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The course addresses the methods and techniques required to analyze, design, implement, automate, and evaluate business processes. It introduces key concepts, process design principles, and approaches to business process management. Students learn to analyze organizational performance from a process perspective and identify, document, model, assess, and improve core business processes. The challenges and approaches to organizational change, domestic and offshore outsourcing, and inter-organizational processes will be discussed.

  
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    IS 3720 - Advanced IT Project Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3220; Non-business Majors: IS 3220 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course will explore advanced concepts related to IT Project Management (PM) including project selection and integration of the knowledge areas of PMBOK. Topics necessary for excellence such as PM methodologies an program management will be emphasized. We will elaborate on case studies of companies that manage global IT portfolios and have benchmarked best practices. Students will work in groups on exercises using automated project management tools for scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation.

  
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    IS 3740 - Human Computer Interaction

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, IS 3020, and IS 3260; Non-business Majors: IS 3020, IS 3260, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    A comprehensive introduction to the principles and techniques that impact human interaction with computers. Topics include the foundations of human-computer interaction, building a graphical user interface, human-centered software evaluation, human-centered software development, graphical user-interface design, graphical user-interface programming, HCI aspects of multimedia, and HCI aspects of collaboration and communication. Major research and the building of a working graphical user interface are included.

  
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    IS 3760 - Web Development II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3260; Non-business Majors: IS 3260 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The architectural model for computer-based application intense software systems centers around component development and deployment. This course will explore concepts related to the development of dynamic component-based web systems including web page connectivity to database systems and the development and utilization of Web Services. Web services include the ability to integrate code written in different programming languages and the emerging platforms, architectures, and technologies (such as XML, SOAP, and WSDL) that have arisen to support the next generation of software systems. Specifically students in this course will have an opportunity to directly interact with an Integrated Development Environment (such as Microsoft’s .NET) and will be required to develop and implement dynamic Web pages and Web services.

  
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    IS 3920 - Application Development II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and and a grade of “C” or better in ISA 3010 or IS 3020; Non-business Majors: A grade of “C” or better in ISA 3010 or IS 3020 and permission of Coles College of Business.
    This development course provides an advanced development environment using information systems technologies and their applicability to real world application scenarios. Students will complete projects designed to explore internetworking applications and development using an application or web server, including design criteria and security issues. Students will use modern application and/or web development technology tools in various environments such as agile, mobile, and social and dynamic development.

  
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    IS 3940 - Data Warehousing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, IS 3100, and IS 3280; Non-business Majors: IS 3280 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course provides an overview of planning, designing, building, populating a successful data warehouse and business intelligence system. Topics covered in this course include business requirement analysis, dimensional modeling, physical design, extraction-transformation-load (ETL) design and development, Analysis Service Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) database, and data mining.

  
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    IS 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and permission of instructor, major area committee, and Department Chair prior to registration. Up to three hours may be applied to major area; Non-business Majors: Permission of the instructor, department chair, and the Coles College of Business prior to registration.
    Special topics of an advanced nature that are not in the regular course offerings.

  
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    IS 4490 - Special Topics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, a grade of “C” or better grade in specified courses (varies by topic), and permission of instructor and Department Chair prior to registration; Non-business Majors: a grade of “C” or better in specified courses (varies by topic), and permission of the instructor, department chair, and the Coles College of business prior to registration.
    Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    IS 4540 - Data Mining

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3940; Non-business Majors: IS 3940 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Data mining aims at finding useful regularities and patterns in large data sets. In this course students will learn how this interdisciplinary field brings together techniques from databases, statistics, machine learning, and information retrieval. This course covers major data mining techniques including association mining, classification, clustering, trend analysis, prediction, fraud detection, and their applications in e-commerce, CRM, health care and others. Tools like SQL Server 2005 business intelligence toolkit will be used to create analytical applications.

  
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    IS 4560 - e-Business Systems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3260; Non-business Majors: IS 3260 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Information systems that enable electronic transactions and communication have redefined the ways that firms compete, interact with value chain partners, and relate to customers. In the near future, all business will be e-business, and every organization will be required to effectively implement e-business solutions. This course explores enterprise e-business applications and the issues organizations encounter as they leverage Internet technologies to enhance communication and transactions with stakeholders.

  
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    IS 4860 - Global Information Systems Strategy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3100; Non-business Majors: IS 3100 and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course will discuss contemporary global IT issues with respect to the role of information systems in providing organizational competitive advantage. Strategic IT planning and the evaluation process to ensure proper alignment of technology to business goals are also explained.

  
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    IS 4880 - IS Capstone Course

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement, IS 3060, IS 3220, and IS 3260; Non-business Majors: IS 3060, IS 3220, IS 3260, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course is one of the capstone courses in the IS curriculum. In this course the students will apply the concepts learned in earlier courses to develop Information Systems projects. Tools such as VB.Net 2008 will be used to develop the project and Microsoft Project will be used to develop and track project schedule.


Information Technology

  
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    IT 2101 - Computers and Your World

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    Students explore how computers and the Internet have revolutionized society, and they become well-rounded, informed and curious users of computing technologies. This course is comprised of three modules: (1) hardware and operating systems, (2) spreadsheet, presentation, and database software, and (3) networks, the Internet, and information literacy. Other topics explored include security, privacy, globalization, Web 2.0, diversity, and ethics.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

Instructional Technology

  
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    ITEC 3100 - Improving Learning with Technology in Elementary Classrooms

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    Teacher candidates learn to use technologies to promote student achievement in elementary content area and technology literacy standards. Special topics include using technology to improve students’ English language learning, to assess student learning, and to differentiate instruction. Candidates also learn to manage their digital activities in ways appropriate for a professional educator; advocate for students without beyond-school access; and teach K-12 students how to use technology safely, ethically, and legally.

  
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    ITEC 3200 - Improving Learning with Technology in Middle Grade Classrooms

    3 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    Teacher candidates learn to use technologies to promote student achievement in middle school content area and technology literacy standards. Special topics include using technology to improve students’ English language learning, to assess student learning, and to differentiate instruction. Candidates also learn to manage their digital activities in ways appropriate for a professional educator; advocate for students without beyond-school access; and teach K-12 students how to use technology safely, ethically, and legally. Twenty field experience hours are required.

  
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    ITEC 3300 - Improving Learning with Technology in High School Classrooms

    3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    Teacher candidates learn to use technologies to promote student achievement in high school content area and technology literacy standards. Special topics include using technology to improve students’ English language learning, to assess student learning, and to differentiate instruction. Candidates also learn to manage their digital activities in ways appropriate for a professional educator; advocate for students without beyond-school access; and teach K-12 students how to use technology safely, ethically, and legally. Forty-five field experience hours are required.


Insurance

  
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    INS 4500 - Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course is an introduction to the identification of risks and their management. Topics will include fundamental life, health, retirement, property and liability exposures and their management through avoidance, control, retention or transfer. The characteristics of life, health, property and liability insuring devices are also covered.


Integrated Science

  
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    ISCI 2001 - Life and Earth Science

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SCI 1102.
    Life and Earth Science Concepts defines science, examines how science is done, and develops an understanding of fundamental concepts in biology, geology, and meteorology. Laboratories will emphasize experimental design and data analysis. Course is primarily for early grades and middle education majors, and cannot be used for credit towards a degree in Biology programs.

    Notes: Not acceptable for use as General Education requirement.
  
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    ISCI 2002 - Physical Science

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SCI 1102 or equivalent.
    Physical Science defines science, examines how science is done, and develops an understanding of fundamental concepts in astronomy, chemistry and physics. Laboratory experiences will emphasize experimental design, data analysis, and inquiry methods. Course is intended for early grades education majors. Cannot be used for credit towards a degree in Biology programs.

    Notes: Not acceptable for use as General Education requirement.

Interdisciplinary Studies

  
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    CLST 3398 - Cultural Studies Internship

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval by Internship Coordinator
    A structured off-campus experience in a supervised setting that is chosen in relation to the student’s focus and interests in one of the interdisciplinary programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students will meet with the internship coordinator to develop an appropriate plan that will lead to the writing of a research-oriented paper or research project. 100 hours per semester required at internship site.   

  
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    IDS 2290 - Special Topics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099, if required.
    This lower-division course includes special topics of an interdisciplinary nature offered on a rotating basis.

  
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    INTS 4400 - Directed Studies in Integrative Studies

    0 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, approval of the director of the Integrative Studies degree program.
    Course covers special topics and seminars of an advanced nature, external to regular course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor. Course may include original research projects and/or practicum experiences.

  
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    INTS 4490 - Special Topics in Integrative Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
    This upper-division course includes special topcis of an interdisciplinary nature offered on a rotating basis. Topics may focus on interdisciplinary areas of study such as African/African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Latin American/Latino Studies, Peace Studies, or Religious Studies.

  
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    INTS 4498 - Senior Seminar in INTS

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90+ credit hours.
    This course is a degree requirement for all Integrative Studies majors who are pursuing the tracks “Specialized Studies” and “Environmental Studies.” Students study various models of interdisciplinary research or applied learning project drawing on their academic areas within the Integrative Studies degree. The emphasis is on students demonstrating the ability to integrate knowledge and perspectives from at least two disciplines.

  
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    ISD 4490 - Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This upper-division course includes special topics of an interdisciplinary nature offered on a rotating basis.


Italian

  
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    ITAL 1001 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to Italian language and culture stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Italian culture.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Italian .
  
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    ITAL 1002 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 1001 or permission of the instructor.
    Introduction to Italian language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Italian culture.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Italian .
  
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    ITAL 2001 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 1002, or permission of the instructor.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Italian .
  
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    ITAL 2002 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2001 or permission of the instructor.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in the language..

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Italian .
  
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    ITAL 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2001 or the equivalent.
    This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Italian. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Italian, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.

  
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    ITAL 3302 - Practical Conversation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.

  
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    ITAL 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    General review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

  
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    ITAL 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3200 or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an introduction to Italian literature and culture from the origins to 1848. Students learn about literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Students also work across the curriculum, focusing on interdisciplinary issues within the Italian literary context and developing their competence in critical analysis of Italian cultural and literary issues from a global perspective. Readings and discussions are in Italian.

  
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    ITAL 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Introduction to Italian literature and culture from 1848 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Students also work across the curriculum, focusing on interdisciplinary issues and developing their competence in critical analysis of Italian cultural and literary issues from a global perspective. Readings and discussions are in Italian.

     

  
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    ITAL 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in Italian

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair.
    This course fulfills the study abroad elective for the minor in Italian Studies. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in Italian Studies and/or for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.

  
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    ITAL 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3302 and ITAL 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of Italian in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required.

  
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    ITAL 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3303 and ITAL 3306 or permission of the instructor.
    An examination of the historical, social and political contexts of the contemporary Italian experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature.

    Notes: Readings and discussion in Italian.
  
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    ITAL 4404 - Commercial Italian

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to the conduct of business in the Italian-speaking world. Readings and discussion are in Italian and in English.

  
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    ITAL 4434 - Topics in Language Literature and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3303 and ITAL 3306 or permission of the instructor.
    An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Italian culture.

    Notes: Readings and discussions in Italian.
  
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    ITAL 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course exposes students to dialectical variations of the Italian language and stresses development of oral proficiency. The course is taught in Italian.

  
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    ITAL 4490 - Special Topics in Italian

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3302 and ITAL 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    Special topics relevant to the study of the Italian society.

  
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    ITAL 4499 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ITAL 3304 or ITAL 3305 and permission of the instructor.
    This capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the students’ prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages. Papers and presentations are in Italian.


Japanese

  
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    JPN 1001 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to Japanese language and culture stressing progressive acquisition of effective communications skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Japanese culture.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
  
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    JPN 1002 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school Japanese, or JPN 1001, or the equivalent.
    Introduction to Japanese language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Japanese culture.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
  
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    JPN 2001 - Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school Japanese, or JPN 1002 or the equivalent.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
  
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    JPN 2002 - Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school Japanese or JPN 2001 or the equivalent.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities.

    Notes: Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
  
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    JPN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: JPN 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course is a study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. This course is designed to give students extensive experience in reading Japanese.

  
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    JPN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: JPN 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course emphasizes expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills in Japanese through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities. Communicative tasks are limited to those in uncomplicated and straightforward social situations.

  
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    JPN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: JPN 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

  
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    JPN 3304 - Readings in Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: JPN 3200 or the equivalent.
    This course introduces students to selected readings in Japanese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Japanese context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Japanese and discussions are in Japanese and English.


Korean

  
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    KOR 1001 - Introduction to Korean Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099, if required.
    This course introduces students to Korean language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Korean culture. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.

  
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    KOR 1002 - Introduction to Korean Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school Korean or KOR 1001 or the equivalent.
    This course is an introduction to Korean language and culture, Part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Korean culture. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.

  
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    KOR 2001 - Intermediate Korean Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school Korean or KOR 1002 or the equivalent.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.

  
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    KOR 2002 - Intermediate Korean Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school Korean or KOR 2001 or the equivalent.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.

  
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    KOR 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course is the study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. This course is designed to give students extensive experience in reading Korean.

  
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    KOR 3302 - Practical Conversation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course emphasizes expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills in Korean through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities. Communicative tasks are limited to those in uncomplicated and straightforward social situations.

  
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    KOR 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    This course is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

  
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    KOR 3304 - Readings in Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: KOR 3200 or the equivalent.
    This course introduces students to selected readings in Korean culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Korean context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Korean and discussions are in Korean and English.


KSU Seminars

  
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    KSU 1101 - First-Year Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Students with 30 or more credit hours are not eligible to enroll.
    KSU 1101 is a first-year seminar designed to help students develop college-level skills for academic success by focusing on life skills, strategies for academic success, connecting with campus and community, and foundations for global learning. This course guides student through the transition from high school to higher education. It satisfies the first-year curriculum requirement by meeting the four learning outcomes of the first-year seminars.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    KSU 1111 - Tomorrow’s World Today

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Students with 30 or more credit hours are not eligible to enroll.
    This course examines research-based projections of what the world will look like in 25 years due to the influence of seven global challenges , specifically population, resource management, technology, information/knowledge, economic integration, conflict, and governance. Students will analyze the impact of these issues on their own lives. This course satisfies the first-year curriculum requirement by meeting the four learning outcomes of first-year seminars.

  
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    KSU 1121 - Be the Change

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Students with 30 or more credit hours are not eligible to enroll.
    In this course, students work to make a difference in the world through research- and skills-based community engagement projects. Students investigate a world problem, find supporting evidence of the problem’s scope, and offer solutions that culminate in a final community project where academic and life skills relevant to multiple disciplines and careers are applied. This course satisfies the first-year curriculum requirement by meeting the four learning outcomes of first-year seminars.

  
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    KSU 1200 - First-Year Seminar: Leadership

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Students with 30 or more credit hours are not eligible to enroll.
    This course enhances first-year students’ leadership skills and cultivates their knowledge of leadership theory and application. Through experiential learning projects, students practice leadership on campus and in the community while developing life skills, connections with the university, academic success strategies, and global perspectives. This course satisfies the first-year curriculum requirement by meeting the four learning outcomes of the first-year seminars.

  
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    KSU 2290 - Special Topics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Varies depending on topic.
    Selected special topics relevant to the mission of University College.

  
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    KSU 4401 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 credit hours earned and above.
    This institutional capstone course provides a structure for seniors to bring closure to their undergraduate experience while preparing for the transition from the university to the community at large. Within a structured learning community from a variety of disciplines, students will access the meaning of their undergraduate experience and develop an understanding of their role as alumni and productive citizens of the work force, community, state, nation, and the world. Through the preparation of a reflective portfolio, involvement in a service-learning project, and a critical discussion of their short and long term logistical goals, the students will prepare for the post-university experience.


Latin

  
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    LATN 1001 - Introduction to Latin Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to Latin stressing progressive acquisition of grammar, composition, prose translation and pronunciation.

  
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    LATN 1002 - Introduction to Latin Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school Latin or LATN 1001 or the equivalent.
    Introduction to Latin, part II, stressing continued progressive acquisition of grammar, composition, prose translation and pronunciation.

  
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    LATN 2001 - Intermediate Latin Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school Latin or LATN 1002 or the equivalent.
    Review of Latin grammar and syntax. Prose translations from selected prose authors such as Livy, Caesar, Tacitus, and Sallust.

  
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    LATN 2002 - Intermediate Latin Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school Latin or LATN 2001 or the equivalent.
    Continued refinement of grammar and reading skills through the study of prose and poetry from the Golden Age of Latin Literature.

  
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    LATN 3500 - Topics in Latin Poetry

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: LATN 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    In this course, students analyze Latin poetry, poetic syntax, meter, and style through readings from selected poets. The course content focuses on one or more of the following poets: Catullus, Vergil, Ovid, Horace. Students review Latin grammar and syntax, build vocabulary, and develop a variety of reading strategies. Readings are Latin; instruction is in English. The course may be repeated once for credit with permission of the department chair with different content.

  
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    LATN 4490 - Special Topics in Latin

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Latin 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    Selected topics of special interest to faculty and students.

  
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    LATN 4500 - Topics in Latin Prose

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: LATN 3500 or permission of the instructor.
    In this course, students read and analyze Latin prose by various writers. The course content focuses on one or more of the following prose writers: Livy, Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Propertius, Tibullus, or Seneca. Students review Latin grammar and syntax, build vocabulary, and develop a variety of reading strategies. Readings are in Latin; instruction is in English. The course may be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair when content differs.


Latin American/Latino Studies

  
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    LALS 1102 - Understanding Latin America

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    In this course students critically approach Latin America/Latino-US from interdisciplinary perspectives while analyzing texts within a social, political, cultural, economic, historical, artistic, and geographical context. The concept of a global understanding of Latin America within the notion of a hemispheric America is emphasized, as well as how different nations relate to one another in terms of identity formation and statehood. Issues of representation in the context of immigration and multicultural relations are also studied.


Leadership Studies

  
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    LDRS 3000 - Foundations of Leadership

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    History, theories and models of leadership are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students begin to develop their own leadership identity and consider how their personality and leadership style affects group process. Other factors that affect leadership such as gender and culture are also explored. Interviews with and observations of leaders from a variety of disciplines help students better understand the ethical and practical applications of leadership.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    LDRS 3100 - Change and Conflict Leadership

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    In this course, students explore the relationship between leadership and the concepts of change and conflict in organizational and societal contexts. Students study phases of the change process, characteristics of change, and how personal leadership characteristics affect change. Students also examine and discuss the qualities effective leaders demonstrate during change processes and strategies to manage conflict. Finally, students consider how they respond to change and conflict as they develop their personal leadership practices.

  
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    LDRS 3200 - Leadership in a Global Society

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENG 1102.
    Leadership is examined through an interdisciplinary, global lens. Students learn how cultural context affects leadership style, conflict negotiation, and ethical decision making; examine how leaders might impact culture; and develop their own multicultural awareness and competencies. Contemporary cases of how leadership varies depending on the cultural context in which one is leading are researched. Key geographical regions of the world will be analyzed from a leadership perspective, and an individual cultural experience highlighting the intersection of leadership and culture also occurs.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    LDRS 3400 - Service As Leadership

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    Based on the Social Change and Servant Leadership models, students explore the connections between service and leadership. This course examines the differences between civic engagement, civic responsibility and social activism. Students participate in engagement projects within the community, attend social activism functions and develop and present projects geared toward social change. Students leave this course with an understanding of how servant leaders can impact their community.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
 

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