Special Topics Courses
Spring Semester 2019
ACCT 499 — Advanced Projects Using Excel (3 credits)
This course is a senior level advanced course that focuses on the construction of spreadsheets using a case-based method. The spreadsheets would be accounting and business related. i.e., well-designed spreadsheets that provide information useful for decision-making. Prereq: Students must be senior standing in the College of Business or the Department of Agribusiness.
AGEC 499/696 - Introduction to Economic Computation (3 credits)
Economic computation for modeling, analysis, and data management, including an introduction of rudimentary elements of programming required for economic computation. Prereq: ECON 201 or ECON 202, STAT 330 or STAT 367.
Fall Semester 2018
AHSS 199 - Looking In (1 credit)
This course will focus on emotional intelligence to improve students' academic and personal success. May be repeated for credit.
AHSS 199 - Reaching Out (1 credit)
Students will plan and carry out service learning projects in small groups. May be repeated for credit.
BUSN 791 - Making Persuasive Business Presentations (1 Credit)
Professional business presentation skills, focusing on development of persuasive logic, creation of professional presentation materials incorporating empirical support, and effective delivery.
FINN 499- Advanced Investment Analysis (3 Credits)
This course is designed to give an intimate look into what life is like as a professional analyst/associate within the finance field, including investment banking, private equity, commercial banking, real estate and others. The course will provide a foundation for Excel modeling, an introduction to various valuation methodologies utilized by practitioners, an introduction to business and industry analysis, an overview of how to effectively write an investment memorandum as well as how to prepare for interviews. The idea is to mimic the life of an analyst, with classes supported by visits and presentations from industry speakers. Prereq: FIN 320. Co-req: FIN 410.
LIB 299 Research in History (1 Credit)
Development of core research skills for historical study including locating, utilizing and evaluating resources, including archival materials.
THEA 399 - Clown (3 Credits)
Clown work is foundational to performance disciplines around the world and is a critical expressive and creative tool for performers. Students will learn rigorous classical technique, develop short pieces, and perform in the community. Prereq: THEA 161.
VETS 399 - Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (2 credits)
Students will be introduced to the biology, reproduction, and husbandry requirements of domestic small mammal and exotic species. The role these species play in the human animal bond will also be addressed. Prereq: VETS 135 and at least sophomore standing. Students must also be one of the following majors: Animal Science, Equine Science or Veterinary Technology.
VETS 399 - Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry Laboratory (1 credit)
A laboratory course for Veterinary Technology students which is designed to supplement material covered in the associated lecture. Handling, restraint, nursing, and management techniques relating to small mammal and exotic species will be covered. Prereq: VETS 135, VETS 136, VETS 256 and students must be admitted to the professional Veterinary Technology program. Co-req: VETS 399: Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry.