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Special Topics Courses

Fall Semester 2017


BUSN 299— Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Business majors and minors, non-business majors, and non-degree seeking students will receive an introduction to the entrepreneurial process, evaluating the market feasibility of new product and business ideas, and launching an entrepreneurial venture. Students will develop an understanding of the business concept and business model. They will develop a general understanding of the basic functional areas of business, and will have the opportunity to evaluate what entrepreneurship involves.

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.

MICR 791— Foundations in Science and Applied Microbiology (2 credits)
Development of analytical ability and knowledge of applied microbiology via critical analysis of biomedical literature.

MIS 499 — Managing Information Technology Security (3 credits)
Introduction to managing information security, impact of cyber-attacks on everyday Information Technology operations, the regulatory environment surrounding today’s enterprise, and mitigation techniques. Prereq: MIS 376 or CSCI 459.

MRKT 499 — Digital Marketing (3 credits)
This course focuses on understanding, managing and analyzing an organization’s digital marketing strategy. Topics related to online business models, search engine optimization, paid search and display advertising, web analytics, email marketing, social media and mobile marketing, reputation management and online retailing will be considered.

MRKT 499 — Health Care Marketing (3 credits)
This course focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs better than the competition in the health care industry. Students will also learn to apply marketing techniques in health care contexts. Prereq: MRKT 320, at least junior standing and a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

PSCI 796 — Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies (2 credits)
The course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire process of discovery, development, and clinical application of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

THEA 399 - Stage Combat (3 credits)
Special topic course on the basics of armed and unarmed stage combat. Covers skills necessary for actors and directors, as well as theoretical and ethical considerations for staging violence.

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.

Summer Sessions 2017

PSCI 499 —Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Pharmacists (5 credits)
Biochemistry and molecular biology are the basis to describe any biological phenomenon. The primary objective of this course is to provide a strong foundation on the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. The course has been tailored to best prepare pharmacy students for material in subsequent courses. Department permission required to register.

Spring Semester 2017

AGEC 499 — Agriculture Leadership (1 credit)

A course in agricultural leadership and agricultural policy with presentations from policy makers and industry leaders, including analysis of case studies.

AHSS 199 — Reaching Out (1 credit)
During spring semester, students will plan and carry out service learning projects in small groups. May be repeated for credit.

ANSC 399 — Fundamentals of Animal Disease II (Canine, Feline, and Equine) (3 credits)
Basic principles of disease processes and prevention. Comparative review emphasizing infectious and management related diseases in domestic animals with a focus on canine, feline and equine species. An emphasis will be placed on public health. Prereq: VETS 135 or BIOL 220.

CE 499/696 — Environmental Engineering Design (3 credits)
Engineering design process that integrates various design principles and components with a focus on environmental engineering systems. Prereq: CE 370 and CE 408.

FIN 499 — Using Bloomberg (3 credits)
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal System.  Students will learn to navigate and use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze financial markets, assess economic scenarios, and interpret key news events impacting the global economy. Department consent required. Prereq: FIN 410 and students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Co-req: FIN 420.

LANG 796 — English Language and Classroom Skills for International GTAs (5 credits)
Development of academic oral communication and teaching skills for international graduate teaching assistants. English pronunciation, accuracy, fluency, vocabulary development, and basic classroom teaching skills. Repeatable for credit. S/U grading.

MGMT 499 — Modeling the Supply Chain (3 credits)
Development of spreadsheet models representing different positions in the supply chain. The models can be used to enhance decision making and provide a better understanding of how the different stages in a supply chain interact. Prereq: MGMT 320, STAT 330, junior standing and a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

MIS 499 — Managing Information Technology Security (3 credits)
Introduction to managing information security, impact of cyber-attacks on everyday Information Technology operations, the regulatory environment surrounding today’s enterprise, and mitigation techniques. Prereq: MIS 376 or CSCI 459.

MLS/RC/RS 199 — Understanding and Developing Compassion as a Patient Care Provider (1 credit)
Examination of multiple perspectives on compassion, and reflection on the role of compassion and empathy broadly and in relation to healthcare.  Opportunity to apply these concepts through volunteer service in a patient care setting. Prereq: Pre-Radiologic Sciences, Pre-Respiratory Care or Pre-Medical Laboratory Science majors only.

MRKT 499 — Customer Relationship Management and Sales Technology (3 credits)
Introduction to principles of customer relationship management, sales automation, and use of technology in professional sales. Prereq: MRKT 320 and 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

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