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    Focusing on the diverse areas which comprise general education, from communicating effectively and thinking critically, to making ethical decisions and solving complex problems, to valuing the humanity, diversity, and wonders of nature which make our planet a wonderful place to call home. 

    Wherever you are in your personal or professional journey, the School of General Education will help you continue to expand your horizons, make new discoveries, and gain new insights in the fields of communication, culture and society (which reflect the fields of the humanities and social sciences), ethics, mathematics, and science.

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  • Curriculum: General Education Courses


    Mathematics

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 207: STATISTICS (5 Credits)

    This course serves as an introduction to collecting, organizing and summarizing, and analyzing data using statistical software. Topics include basic terminology, measurement, sampling procedures, graphical and numerical descriptions of data, basic probability, and making inferences from a sample to the population. Statistical software is required in this course and used extensively. The course focuses on “thinking with” statistics rather than “computing” statistics.

    Prerequisites Required: MM 150 or higher

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 250: INTRODUCTORY DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to provide information technology and computer science students with an overview and appreciation of mathematical concepts, highlighting applications of mathematics to information technology and computer science. Topics include set theory, logic, matrices, sequences and series, graph theory, and algorithm analysis. The student will complete assignments in each of these areas and be able to identify and apply the core concepts in each of these areas to related problems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or MM 212

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES (5 Credits)

    In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or higher
     

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 260: LINEAR ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to provide students with an overview and appreciation of linear algebra concepts, highlighting applications of linear algebra to real-world situations. Topics include vector operations, matrices, spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and real-world applications of linear algebra. The student will complete assignments in each of these areas and be able to identify and apply the core concepts in each of these areas to related problems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM  212

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 305: BUSINESS STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to basic business statistics and quantitative analysis and their application in solving business problems. Through a combination of readings, practical application exercises, discussions, and use of computer software packages, the student will be provided with the introductory knowledge and the skills needed by managers to optimize the decision-making process.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Business of Finance programs: MM 255; all other students: MM 207 or MM 255

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 570: APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides students the foundation for understanding and performing statistical analyses of data with applications to psychological research. Topics include distributions, descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, tests of hypotheses, and analysis of variance techniques. Students will perform statistical tests using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and interpret those results. SPSS is required for this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

     None  

     

    Total Mathematics Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Science

    SC 115: PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION (5 Credits)

    This is an introductory-level course in which students investigate the fundamental concepts of nutrition: food sources, nutrient function, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Special attention is given to learning to apply nutritional principles to food choices in a way that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn how nutritional needs change from infancy through adulthood including pregnancy and the senior stages of life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 156: PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY (5 Credits)

    This course is an overview of the fundamental theories of chemistry and provides a foundation for students pursuing future studies or careers in science-related fields. Topics will introduce students to aspects of general, organic, and biochemistry. Students will learn the basic concepts in chemistry needed to be successful in their field, such as scientific inquiry, naming organic compounds, and the names and structures of amino acids.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 212 highly recommended

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 121: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 131: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 Credits)

    In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.

    Prerequisites Required: SC 121

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 225: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE—ECOSYSTEMS, RESOURCES, AND CARBON FOOTPRINTS (5 Credits)

    This course offers students a chance to apply basic scientific principles to an exploration of the environment and the role of humans within it. The course addresses the interrelationships between natural systems and the increasingly industrial, technological societies humans create. Students will examine a variety of ethical and cultural perspectives on nature and the environment, with an eye toward giving students the skills to think critically about global challenges such as energy, food, population, and climate change. As part of this ongoing analysis, students will examine how they might be able to apply sustainable living concepts to their personal lives and reduce their own carbon footprint.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 226: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB (2 Credits)

    This lab course will accompany SC 225: Environmental Science—Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints. The lab course provides practical applications via science lab activities with interactive modules. Each unit has a discussion board and a written component; often a module has two experiments or activities. The course allows students to have first-hand experience of important scientific aspects of environmental studies including air quality, ecological concerns, waste-management issues, and energy consumption and conservation.

    Prerequisites Required: Concurrent enrollment in SC 225

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 236: GENERAL BIOLOGY I LAB (2 Credits)

    This lab course will accompany SC 235: General Biology I—Human Perspectives. The lab course approaches science practically, tying interactive experiments and observations to the knowledge associated with General Biology I—Human Perspectives. Each unit has a discussion board and a written component; often a module has two experiments or activities. Specifically, this lab course includes topics such as air quality and ecology as they impact human health, an intensive lab study of the human respiratory system, and the roles of genetics and heredity in human biology.
     

    Prerequisites Required: Concurrent enrollment in SC 235

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 300: BIG IDEAS IN SCIENCE—FROM METHODS TO MUTATION (6 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 328: HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY (6 Credits)

    The studies include histological structures of various tissues of the body and the correlation to their functions at the tissue and organ level. The study of embryology focuses on stages of human development with an emphasis on factors influencing development including common developmental disorders.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 330: IMMUNOLOGY (6 Credits)

    This course encompasses the study of the immune system including its development and functions. Students learn about normal immune response and immunologic disorders such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiencies including AIDS. The applications of immunology in tumor immunology, transplantation immunology, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of various diseases are discussed in detail.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 335: BIOCHEMISTRY (6 Credits)

    This course familiarizes students with proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids, and their structure, chemical composition, and functions. Studies include chemical characteristics, nomenclature, kinetic control, and functions of enzymes.

    Prerequisites Required:

    SC 156

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 430: MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY (6 Credits)

    Studies of eukaryotic cell structure and function introduce students to the exciting and rapidly expanding world of molecular and cell biology. Coursework includes regulation of the cell cycle, genomics, proteomics, and bioenergetics. The application of principles of molecular and cell biology to cell signaling, cell death, cell renewal, cancer, and stem cell research are discussed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 435: GENETICS (6 Credits)

    This course explores the molecular basis of genetics as applied to human health, including developmental genetics, immunogenetics, and cancer genetics. Using case studies, students learn the role of dominant and recessive genes in various diseases and the importance of genetic counseling. In addition, students will discuss gene-mapping methodologies and ethical issues in the context of clinical genetics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SC 540: BIOLOGY OF POLLUTION (5 Credits)

    Biology of Pollution will assess the interactions between environmental pollutants and the biotic systems they affect. Specific situations where pollutants have affected various biota, such as plants, birds, and mammals, will be analyzed and strategies will be formulated on how to approach these situations. The effects of pollution on both aquatic and terrestrial populations, communities, and ecosystems will be assessed.  

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Science Credits: 80
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Culture and Society

    CS 210: CAREER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (2 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to the lifelong process of career planning and development. Emphasis is placed on identifying current skill sets needed in the student's chosen profession. Self-assessment activities will enable students to identify their current qualifications and set goals to fill gaps that may exist. Students will prepare a career portfolio that contains job-search documents used to research companies, apply for jobs that match their qualifications, and track their progress toward educational and career goals.

    Prerequisites Required: Any College Composition I course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 261: GLOBAL CIVILIZATION (5 Credits)

    Using cultural metaphor (e.g., the Japanese garden or French wine) as a tool, this course will define the central cultural characteristics of several regions—so-called “super-powers” and marginalized areas—to reveal the perceived internal and external identity of each culture or set of cultures. The course also will reveal how cultural identity has helped shape the power structure of the contemporary world. In the process, students will learn about political, economic, social, religious, and scientific factors that inform culture. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 300: ART AND HUMANITIES—TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 320: CULTURE—RELIGION AND IDENTITY (6 Credits)

    We live in a diverse world with global economies, internationally mobile workforces, and networked conference/call centers, as well as megachurches, cathedrals, synagogues, ashrams, mosques, and temples. In order to communicate effectively with people from a variety of religious backgrounds, students must be knowledgeable about the origins and belief systems of the main contemporary religions. This course will provide a journey into the philosophical, historical, and sociological elements of religions that have both influenced and have been influenced by cultures. Through historical accounts, stories, virtual field trips, and philosophical readings, students will discover the values and meaning that religions provide to individual people, and thus the common threads that should allow effective communication. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 144: SOCIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    An understanding of the dynamics of human societies and group behavior is useful for any work environment or professional career. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the discipline of sociology. Students will explore society and social life through the study of language, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, inequality, education, deviance, and sociological theory and methods. Students are also encouraged, through course assignments and discussions, to examine the influences of society on their personal lives.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 230: MAKING HISTORY—THE FOUNDING FATHERS (5 Credits)

    Americans use the term “Founding Fathers” all the time: not only are the Founders a popular subject in history, but they are also cited in modern political debates—almost as if they were still living authorities on contemporary issues. Students will explore the culture of early America, the context that molded the Founders ideologies, and the issues that were central to their time. This course aims to unlock the mystery of the Founding Fathers and to provide students with an accurate, thorough assessment of their historical significance and enduring legacy.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 260: GENDER AND SOCIETY (5 Credits)

    This interdisciplinary course explores the importance of gender in human social interactions in a modern society. You will learn about how gender as a concept is shaped by history, culture, and globalization. The roles of men and women and the perceptions of self are examined through male-female expectations and social behaviors. This course is essential for understanding the impact and importance of gender in personal lives, social groups, and modern work environments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 270: SOCIAL PROBLEMS (5 Credits)

    This course explores the problems that transcend individual solutions, such as inequality, poverty, racial and gender discrimination, and environmental pollution, and how social problems affect us in our homes, in our communities, and in the workforce. Analysis of topics includes local, national, and global perspectives.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 310: EXPLORING THE 1960S—AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH (6 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 360: AMERICAN WOMEN (6 Credits)

    This course examines how gender shapes the experience of women in their social, political, and professional roles. The exploration includes the impact of class, religion, race, and ethnicity on gender roles and expectations for women from colonial times through the present day. Additionally, students will explore the cultural influence of women throughout American history including contributions of women to philosophy, literature, and art. Throughout the course, students will investigate themes of continuity and change in the lives of American women. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    SS 368: SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING (6 Credits)

    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the cultural dimensions of death and dying. This topic affects each of us because of our own mortality and our relationships with others who die, whether close to us or complete strangers. The primary goals of the course are to help students deepen their understanding of the cultural dimensions of death and dying and to enable them to become a more effective provider of support. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Culture and Society Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Ethics

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Ethics Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 345: CRITICAL THINKING (6 Credits)

    This course helps students apply tools of informal logic and critical thinking to practical situations they encounter in everyday life. Students will learn how to use methods of critical thinking to evaluate arguments, claims, and strategies for constructing sound arguments. They will also learn how to identify and respond to faulty or manipulative reasoning in their own thinking and arguments, and in the thinking and arguments of others. In addition, students will assess the reasoning found in mass media (such as websites, advertisements, and newspapers). Finally, students will apply the concepts
    they study to real-world issues of personal and professional significance. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    Any college composition course

    Total Ethics Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HU 280: BIOETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop and apply sound ethical reasoning and judgment to important issues in health care. Topics studied include access to health care, medical privacy, end-of-life care, genetic screening, and emerging genetic technologies. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytic methods. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Ethics Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Communication

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 230: CREATIVE WRITING—FICTION AND NONFICTION NARRATIVE (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop ideas and work habits as creative writers and storytellers. Knowing how to tell a successful story is both personally and professionally rewarding; fiction, biography, journalism, film, television, gaming, multimedia, blogging, and many business proposals rely on narrative content. Students will learn to identify the building blocks of a good narrative and create their own dynamic fiction or nonfiction narratives.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 240: TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (5 Credits)

    This course is an introduction to various writing formats and styles designed specifically to facilitate workplace communication. Students will study and practice audience analysis, and evaluate the components of successful business correspondence, technical reports, instructions, proposals, and presentations. Students create a portfolio of technical documents written for professional audiences, and demonstrate proficiency in technology and research, document design, and organization and writing style consistent with business and technical communication.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course | Corequisite: CM 220
     

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 250: FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR AND EDITING (5 Credits)

    Writing well is an important communication skill for technical writers and those in other professional writing careers. This course addresses grammar basics, punctuation, sentence structure, style, and editing. Students will practice editing their own writing at different stages, correcting and refining their writing skills.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 320: INTERVIEWING SKILLS FOR THE TECHNICAL WRITER (6 Credits)

    Successful technical writers know how to write well and how to identify and write for specific audiences. Technical writers may spend a large portion of their time gathering information and interviewing prior to and on completion of a project. Good interviewing and listening skills are the basis for gathering and analyzing technical information. This course will provide students with a foundation for the interviewing skills that are necessary to technical writers in today's workplace. Students will learn how to set up, prepare for, conduct, analyze, and write up interviews and information obtained through interviews.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 240

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 340: ADVANCED TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (6 Credits)

    This course builds on the skills and knowledge learned in CM 240: Technical Communication. In this course, students go beyond the introductory level of understanding what technical communication is and learn how that translates into what can be expected from a technical communicator in the workplace. This entails practicing more advanced writing styles, creating and designing professional technical documents, and learning advanced methods for gathering information and revision. Students will expand on their peer review skills by providing group members with thorough feedback that is grounded in technical communication theory and common practices. The final project is designed to help students achieve advanced skills in project development, professional writing and design, and research. Students will learn how to address ethical issues through technical communication.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 240

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 345: PROPOSAL AND GRANT WRITING (6 Credits)

    The course provides an overview of the process of writing grant proposals to request funding from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will learn how to identify funding needs, search for funding opportunities, read and use RFPs, and develop a real grant proposal.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 240

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 415: EFFECTIVE AND APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE (6 Credits)

    Effective and Appropriate Communication in the Workplace is an advanced writing course that teaches effective analysis and writing strategies for careers in communications. The goal of this course is to teach the components of professional writing so that students will be proficient communicators in their career fields. Students study the characteristics of professional writing; develop strategies for addressing internal, external, and global audiences; and practice writing professional business letters, memos, emails, and other communication relevant to their careers.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 240 and CM 250

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 445: TECHNICAL WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS (6 Credits)

    This course reviews the conventions and genres associated with five professions most in need of technical writers. Students will learn about opportunities and expectations for technical writers within these five professional fields (business, science, medical, information technology, and legal). Within each field, students will explore commercial, trade, and scholarly writing, and how to use stylistic and visual devices to make technical information accessible to general audiences, as well as write with precision and expertise to specialized audiences. This is a course that transitions students from college-level writing to the real world of professional communication.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 340

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 450: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNICAL WRITING (6 Credits)

    The goal of this course is to acquaint students with professional development, what it means, how to participate in professional venues associated with their career field, and how to become a lifelong learner. Students will learn how to prepare for professional opportunities in technical writing that reach beyond their occupations. This type of involvement creates active professionals that have increased promotion potential and employment prospects.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 340

    Total Communication Credits: 61
    Total Program Credits: 0

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