Course Offering(s)

Liberal Studies    101

3 (crs.)

Adult Development in Contemporary Writings

Presents the foundations of human behavior and the opportunity for each student to discover and understand his or her own learning and behavior styles. The student then applies these learning characteristics to the concepts of adult development.

 

 

Liberal Studies    102

3 (crs.)

The Family in Contemporary Society

Acquaints students with research and data on the family so that they can recognize some of their biases, re-examine common generalizations, and develop a knowledge base for making choices and decisions about their own life styles. Conflict resolution and decision-making tools are presented so the student can apply them in personal and vocational settings.

 

 

Liberal Studies    104

3 (crs.)

Human Speech Communication

Designed to help each student develop verbal communication skills, learn to respond directly and appropriately in job and class situations, deliver planned and organized presentations, and gain confidence in speech communications situations. The student identifies and remedies his or her own areas of communications weaknesses.

 

 

Liberal Studies    105

3 (crs.)

Development of the American Character (SS)

Identifies the origins and development of the basic national character traits of the American people. Students analyze these traits' influence upon succeeding generations, the impact upon today's society, and the influence upon the student as an individual.

 

 

Liberal Studies    106

3 (crs.)

Deviance and Delinquency in Contemporary Society

Examines deviance and its changing definitions; provides students with a better understanding of the social order and behavior society considers 'normal.'  Analyzes the way deviant patterns and life styles are developed and organized. Students will research how society and its agencies have traditionally responded to and attempted to control 'deviancy.'

 

 

Liberal Studies    107

3 (crs.)

Development of the American Political Process (SS)

Uses national traits identified in Liberal Studies 105 to analyze the development, growth and maturity of America's political processes. Continuity and change in the political process will be examined in light of the contributions of the nation's outstanding leaders. Students identify future trends evolving from the past and evaluate the trends' significance upon American democracy.

 

 

Liberal Studies    108

3 (crs.)

America's Role in World Politics (SS)

Explores the foreign policy of the United States since World War II. Investigates the goals the United States has sought, the values and ideals these goals have reflected, and the means used to realize foreign policy goals and ideals. The element of change and continuity from past to present will be traced, offering students an opportunity to analyze America's contemporary role in international affairs in light of past successes and failures.

 

 

Liberal Studies    115

3 (crs.)

Understanding Human Differences

This course is an introductory course within the University Studies Program (USP) that will address the Signature Question: How do people understand and bridge cultural differences? Through the study of various groups within our society, students will gain an understanding of the issues faced by these groups in today's world and gain an appreciation for diversity. As a student in this course, you will be asked to engage in critical reflection of your own views, biases, and attitudes relating top intercultural knowledge. This course is restricted to students in the Adult Degree programs of the Division of Lifelong Learning & Community engagement (and to students in other UWO adult degree programs as appropriate).

 

 

Liberal Studies    144

3 (crs.)

Cultural Diversity in Natural Resource Management

Indigenous ecological knowledge (IEK) is potentially valuable for maintaining biodiversity within linked social-ecological systems. There is widespread recognition that IEK can be used to develop strategies for maintaining biodiversity and for implementing natural resource management in a rapidly changing global environment. Traditional Indigenous land use has, over thousands of years, contributed to the maintenance of natural biodiversity. But how have Indigenous Peoples avoided over-exploitation of their resources, or have they? Do they have unique perspectives regarding their resources? In this course, we will explore the globe in search of sustainable lifeways.

 

 

Liberal Studies    200

3 (crs.)

Humanities: Culture & Values (HU)

Introduces students to various important art forms and begins the interesting process of developing a workable definition of the humanities, especially through disciplines of philosophy, literature, music and art. Students see how the humanities are related to important social issues and to their own individual concerns.

 

 

Liberal Studies    201

3 (crs.)

The Humanities: The Return to Romanticism (HU)

Focuses on the strong reemergence of the romantic attitude in the 1960s and 1970s. After a grounding in the historical and philosophical implications of romanticism, students study artistic manifestations of this attitude, especially in the novel, short story, poetry, and architecture.

 

 

Liberal Studies    202

3 (crs.)

The Humanities Confront Violence and Aggression (HU)(XC)

Explores various forms of violence, including war, and considers the reaction of creative talent in the humanities to the problem of violence in American society. The course gives particular attention to two forms of mass media that have shown a preoccupation with violence, the motion picture and the novel, for an in-depth humanistic approach to this important social issue. Prerequisites: BLS major (all); L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    203

3 (crs.)

The Humanities Meet Science and Technology (HU)

Explores the historical and philosophical roots of mankind's hopes and fears concerning science and technology. Students see how such hopes and fears have been reflected in various art forms, especially drama and literature.

 

 

Liberal Studies    204

3 (crs.)

Science: Its Methods and Language

Introduces students to the scientific method, the role of mathematics (modeling and tools), the formulation of scientific laws, the process of revision of and/or revolution in scientific knowledge, and its growth and effect on human society.

 

 

Liberal Studies    205

3 (crs.)

Energy, Matter and the Universe

Addresses the elementary concepts of the basic physical forces in nature (mechanical forces, electromagnetic forces, special properties of light, etc.), as well as the relationship between energy and matter, the nature of matter, the nature of the atom, the structure of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the solar system and its planets, and extraterrestrial living matter.

 

 

Liberal Studies    206

3 (crs.)

From Atoms and Molecules to Living Matter

Concentrates on the elementary concepts of the chemistry of matter, the evolution of matter, the properties of living matter and its evolution from nonliving matter, the cell, and the replication of life. It also deals with the response of living matter to the evolution of the environment brought about by geological changes of the planet.

 

 

Liberal Studies    207

3 (crs.)

Evolution: Becoming and Being Human

Deals with the evolution of vertebrae, culminating on human evolution, first as a continuation of the biological and then the coming of cultural Evolution; the latter leading to the tremendous success of the species, but bringing in its wake all the problems of over-population, pollution, genetic tampering, war, and perhaps even the possibility of extinction of life.

 

 

Liberal Studies    208

3 (crs.)

The Ecology of Occupation (SS)(XS)

Examines the relationships between occupation (both work and discretionary) and values, identity and health/wellness in contemporary society. Focuses on the complex variables (economic, psychological, sociological, genetic) which affect occupational choice, and hence our freedom (or lack thereof) to engage in meaningful, rewarding occupation.  Prerequisites: WBIS 188, English 101 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    209

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Liberal Studies

Introduces the concepts related to self-directed, life-long learning with a focus on various types of thinking and writing skills through exposure to a broad range of academic subjects. Students will be introduced to the principles and processes involved in developing a learning portfolio, which will be required in their Capstone course. Prerequisites: WBIS 188, English 101 and BLS major (all); L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    221

3 (crs.)

American and European Drama in Contemporary Society

Focuses on the major movements in modern and contemporary drama such as realism, existentialism, and absurdism.  Playwrights studied include Henrik Ibsen, Albert Camus, Eugene Ionesco, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee.

 

 

Liberal Studies    230

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Leadership

This course will introduce students to a variety of theories and issues involved with leadership, including power and influence; vision, values and ethics; effecting change through teams and coalition; and the importance of embracing diversity. Examples will be drawn from a broad range of contexts, including organizations, education, politics, and communities. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    239

3 (crs.)

Understanding Culture Through Humor

Humor is a form of communication that is central to social and cultural background of a society, and is often molded according to specific cultures, historical periods and contexts. Humor has been shown to help diverse ethnic populations overcome misconceptions regarding one another, especially when two ethnic groups share a painful and tragic past. Humor not only represents imprint dimensions of social life, but it also allows those of us who are outsiders better understand diverse cultures. Joint laughter can thus offer an opportunity to overcome the burden of being tied to a troublesome past and provide insight to both groups into a common history. In this course, we will explore American Indian humor, in order to understand our complex history together.

 

 

Liberal Studies    240

3 (crs.)

Dynamics of Leadership and Civic Participation

This course will explore the connections between self-directed lifelong learning, the development of leadership skills, and engagement with community. Students will learn by reflecting on their roles and experiences as students and community members and by drawing connections with principles related to a variety of academic disciplines. Particular focus will be on learning related to direct participation in community-based organizations. Ethical principles related to civic responsibility and democratic citizenship will also be addressed.

 

 

Liberal Studies    270

3 (crs.)

Writing with Purpose

This course offers intensive instruction in (1) writing clear, coherent, correct, persuasive prose, (2) reading and thinking critically, and (3) conducting library research and/or interviews and integrating primary and secondary sources into your own texts. The focus will be on writing clearly and purposefully, developing individuals' writing skills necessary for academic and professional success.  Taught exclusively on-line, learners will be engaged in reading analyzing, researching, thinking, writing, and re-writing to learn that everything written holds power to persuade, inform, or confuse by writing memos, reports, and essays. Prerequisites: WBIS 188, English 101 also concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with OA emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Justice Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    300

3 (crs.)

Research and Report Writing in the Social Sciences

The student gathers and analyzes data and puts the data into a readable narrative, thus strengthening skills essential to the world of business. A family history or portrait is the vehicle for furthering the skills of research, analysis and writing. This vehicle is examined in terms of cultural, economic, political and religious environments. Among other items, it also includes social patterns and mores, migration, genealogy and ethnicity.

 

 

Liberal Studies    301

3 (crs.)

Contemporary Global Issues and Problems

This course explores the ethical and religious dimensions of several global challenges in contemporary international society: (1) the expanding role of religion as a motivation for violence as well as a force for justice and peace; (2) the increasing deterioration of the global environment; (3) international efforts to protect human rights in countries where there is systematic oppression or genocide; and (4) the chronic gap in wealth between rich and poor nations. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; L&OS major (all);  Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    302

3 (crs.)

The Web of the Future: Workplace Communication and Trends

Examines the history, operation, economics, and applications of computer technology and its significance in contemporary life. Consideration is given to a careful description of present technology and what some of the main decisions are that must be made if humanity is to utilize and control this technology. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major (all); Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    303

3 (crs.)

Ethnicity and Demography in Wisconsin (ES) (SS)

Examines the historical influence of varied ethnic settlements, cultural diversity, changing economic foundations, and population shifts upon the government and politics of Wisconsin with particular reference to the Fox Valley. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major (all); L&OS major (all); Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online. Elective.

 

 

Liberal Studies    304

3 (crs.)

Research and Report Writing in the Humanities

Enables the student to develop increased skills in using library resources for exploring a specific topic in the humanities, in taking notes on the data, and in evaluating such data. Students are expected to refine writing skills, and present the results of their research in a substantial paper written in a form suitable for publication.

 

 

Liberal Studies    305

3 (crs.)

Religious and Ethical Values in American Society

This course examines the role of religion in American public life historically and in recent times. It provides a perspective on the meaning of the separation of church and state as understood by the Founding Fathers, as interpreted by Supreme Court over time, and in current political debates. The course also analyzes a variety of ethical and religious perspectives that underlie contemporary cultural conflicts over the proper direction of some of our most important social institutions-the family, schools, and the legal system. Finally, the course explores the moral and religious arguments surrounding four critical issues-abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and affirmative action-and what public policies should result from these positions. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    306

3 (crs.)

Popular Culture in Mass Media

This course will examine key issues related to popular culture and its representation in different media. In an attempt to focus and organize our consideration of this rather nebulous phenomenon, we will approach the course theme in three ways. First, we will discuss some narratives about popular culture. Second, we will then study the role of narrative in popular culture (and its importance in how we make sense of the world in general). Third, we will explore a couple of the most prevalent "pop culture" genres such as a gangster film, a mystery novel and others.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    307

3 (crs.)

Encountering the Arts

An interdisciplinary study of the arts in which relationships are drawn among music, visual arts, literature and drama.  Students gain insights into the various artistic expressions of human feeling--their distinctive relationships and individual qualities. Significant cultural patterns that have influenced the arts in the Western and non-Western world are explored. Elective.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    309

3 (crs.)

Development of Scientific Ideas

Encourages analysis and understanding of the ideas that have effected scientific developments over the last two thousand years. Examines the growing ability of scientists to understand the phenomenon of nature; specifically, it peruses seminal ideas in astronomy, biology, physics and other sciences. Addresses broad scientific ideas and notes their practical significance for man.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    310

3 (crs.)

Laboratory Experiences in Science

Provides students with the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary, independent experiments in the physical sciences. Purposes of such activity will be to recreate the methodology and processes of the scientific method and explore its relevance in today's society.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    311

3 (crs.)

Environmental Issues

Introduces students to the complexities of environmental problems confronting today's global citizens. Focuses on a series of environmental issues that are, and have been, difficult to resolve. Readings, audiovisual materials, and discussions on three or more environmental controversies are employed to illustrate the many aspects of each issue that should be explored.  Students investigate a problem of their choice for presentation to the class in written or oral form.  A field trip extends ecological background and provides additional information on a major issue addressed in the course.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    315

3 (crs.)

Managing People at Work

Examines the human resource management component of the management process. The course includes both theory and application related to effectively managing individuals in their work roles. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with OA emphasis; FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.  Elective.

 

 

Liberal Studies    318

3 (crs.)

Ethics and Decision Making in Organizations

Analysis of the influences on decision making in a variety of organizational contexts and the impact on individuals and society. Students will investigate how culture, science and technology, religion, politics and the economy affect the decisions made at a variety of levels in organizations, and the effects of those decisions. Particular focus will be on the resolving ethical dilemmas which might result from value conflicts, such as between social and responsibility and financial interests. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 325 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    319

3 (crs.)

Creating Presentations in the Virtual Workplace

This course offers guidance and examples on how to create effective online mediated presentations in a workplace, which is increasingly dependent upon computer technology as a means to communicate globally. The course provides students with an understanding of effective presentation creation strategies utilizing storytelling techniques. In addition, students will learn the use of new media techniques to optimize organizational, networked and web presentations. Students will create web-based new media web presentations utilizing graphics, animation, and integrated recorded speech. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major with OS emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    320

3 (crs.)

Gendered Lives (SS)

Analysis of how gender affects human experiences throughout the lifespan, from infancy through old age. Using insights from social science theories of human development and of gender, explores how males and females are expected to behave, how they actually define themselves, and how they act out or challenge gender prescriptions, at each stage of the life cycle.  Cross-listed: Liberal Studies 320/ Women's and Gender Studies 320.  Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with no emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    325

3 (crs.)

Introduction Organizational Administration

The course provides the student an introduction to some recent and successful theories and practices of organizational administration, including communication basics, persuasion, critical and empathetic listening, leadership development, systems and strategic thinking, planning, programming and budgeting, cognitive complexity, leadership styles and development, total quality management, the improvement of human performance, and learning organizations. The student will also have an introduction to ethics, external affairs, and crisis planning and management. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 209 and BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major with OS emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    331

1 - 3 (crs.)

Study Tour

Study tours to various world regions directed and led by faculty members of the Liberal Studies Program. Tours are designed to provide undergraduate students with direct contact with other cultures and societies. Tours include background reading and classes, field lectures, presentations, a trip log and reporting by students as specified by the instructor. Information on specific tours, fees, transportation, and expenses will be announced each time the course is scheduled. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and program director. Course is offered jointly by the Liberal Studies Program and the Division of Continuing Education. Course may be repeated with different content.

 

 

Liberal Studies    335

3 (crs.)

Transformative Leadership

Transformative leadership is a creative, passionate and authentic expression of service inspired by the leadership wisdom of Bennis, Drucker, Greanleaf, Hesselbein, Hooks, and Quinn. In this course learners will have the opportunity to identify and develop individually unique and effective leadership styles and approaches.  Through a combination of inventories, reflection and experiential activities learners will explore their passion and what constrains their leadership as well as how they impact and influence others.  Learners also will observe and analyze the leadership styles of leaders with whom they associate.  Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 230 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    336

3 (crs.)

Collaborative Leadership Dynamics

This course is designed to introduce a theoretical framework for collaborative leadership and the elements of group dynamics that support and maintain its success.  Opportunities to integrate theory and practice will be provided to assist learners in understanding how groups function and how they, as leaders, impact the ability/behaviors of the group for solving personal, interpersonal, group, and organizational problems. Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 230 and BLS major with LD emphasis; L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    337

3 (crs.)

Conflict Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration

Designed to introduce learners to the study of ADR, or Alternative dispute resolution, this course explores the resolution of conflict through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  A variety of approaches for resolving conflict are examined, from the adjudicative (arbitration, private or special judging, neutral fact-finding) to the evaluative (peer, lay, judicial, and expert evaluation) to the meditative.  Emphasis is given to the meditative process and its usefulness in a wide range of venues.  Learners will be given multiple opportunities to integrate theory and practice in the development of conflict resolution skills. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 230 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; L&OS major (all); FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    338

3 (crs.)

Mentoring and Development

This course will examine the principles and techniques of effective mentoring, the mentor as change agent within the organizational entity and the impact mentoring programs have in organizational settings overall. Students will examine and critically analyze their mentoring experiences as well as the content of existing programs, and propose recommendations on how to develop or enhance a mentoring culture in a given organization. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in Liberal Studies 230 and Communication 111 and BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Pgrm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    340

3 (crs.)

Aviation Law

Introduction to the major aspects of aviation law, including government regulation of airlines, airports, and airline personnel. Students will study the history and origins of aviation laws and regulations in order to understand the need for and intentions of today's regulatory environment. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 209 and Liberal Studies 230 and L&OS major with Aviation Management emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    341

3 (crs.)

Management of Airline Production and Operations

This course explores key principles within the areas of production and operations in the airline industry. Students will learn the theory and practice of fleet scheduling, maintenance, safety, forecasting, and management. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 209 and Liberal Studies 230 and L&OS major with Aviation Management emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    342

3 (crs.)

Aviation Labor Relations

This course will explore the history and current status of airline labor laws, collective bargaining, settlement of disputes, contractual negotiations, and unfair labor practices. Students will also explore current and potential future trends in aviation labor law. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 209 and Liberal Studies 230 and L&OS major with Aviation Management emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    343

3 (crs.)

Airline Management

This course will introduce students to the administrative aspects of airline operations and management. Students will develop a partial business plan for a new airline utilizing key concepts. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 209 and Liberal Studies 230 and L&OS major with Aviation Management emphasis;


Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    380

3 (crs.)

Learning Systems in the Workplace

This course studies the theory, development, and implementation of training and its relationship to Human Resources Development and business goals and objectives.  Focus is on entire systems from analysis to delivery including needs assessment, program design, training methodologies, and evaluation. Team development and presentation of a comprehensive training module required.

 

 

Liberal Studies    400

1 - 3 (crs.)

Topics in Organizational Administration: Optional Content

This course presents a study of selected current, relevant organizational administration topics.  Students may repeat the course once provided the topics presented are different.  Topics will stress the continuing development of learning organizations, continuing changes in organizational leadership and process, and/or continuing application of critical thinking to organizational problems. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

 

Liberal Studies    405

3 (crs.)

Project Planning and Implementation

This course includes the "science" of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects, following the proven structure developed by the internationally-recognized Project Management Institute.  Topics also cover the "art" of time management, conflict resolution and effective communication and partnerships-methods and behaviors associated with successful projects.  This course uses a series of case studies, problems and papers designed to help learners demonstrate their ability to apply course topics to workplace settings. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 325 and BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major with OS emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    410

3 (crs.)

Capstone Seminar

Designed as a culminating or 'capstone' learning experience, this course focuses on the integration of concepts and ideas from previous Liberal Studies courses. BLS major with no emphasis; BLS major with LD emphasis; FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV; or Criminal Justice Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    411

3 (crs.)

Senior Research Seminar

The Senior Research Seminar provides an overview of approaches to research and the assumptions that underlie each. Particular emphasis is given to the correspondence between research methods and epistemological orientation. Students develop a research questions and perform a preliminary literature review around a topic of their choice. This course is the prerequisite companion course to Liberal Studies 412, the Senior Research Project. Prerequisite: Department consent

 

 

Liberal Studies    412

3 (crs.)

Senior Research Project

The Senior Research Project guides the student through the completion of a research project. Working with a mentor or adjunct faculty member and the instructor, the student conducts the appropriate research and presents the conclusions in an acceptable format and style. The successful completion of this project is contingent upon upper level thought processes - analysis, synthesis, summarization and drawing conclusions - as well as competence in reading, writing and speaking. This course is the companion course to Liberal Studies 411, Senior Research Seminar. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 411.

 

 

Liberal Studies    415

3 (crs.)

Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods

This is a capstone course designed to synthesize the various components of airline management covered in previous coursework. Through a computer simulation, students will work through the process of starting a commercial airline and evaluating their options, critically thinking and ultimately making the necessary decisions needed to start a new aviation-related enterprise. This course should be taken in the student's final semester. Prerequisites: Liberal Studies 209, Liberal Studies 230 and L&OS major with Aviation Management emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    425

3 (crs.)

Senior Seminar in Organizational Administration

Focuses the student's prior work, both on and off campus, on the applied and the theoretical basis of the organization, of leadership, and on the efforts of people within an organization. This seminar will, through reading, class lectures and discussions, applied research and presentations, in written and oral reports, seek understanding of the theories and operational definitions of organizations and leadership. The student will be able to analyze existing organizations for problems or opportunities in organizational operation, leadership, and team efforts. The student will be able to design plans, programs, strategies, tactics, and resource requirements to accomplish predetermined goals and objectives.  The student will be required to convince his/her classmates of the validity of the findings and proposals. They will be evaluating each other's work and that evaluation will likewise be evaluated. Prerequisites: BLS major with OA emphasis; Collaborative Nursing Prgm; Human SV or Criminal Just Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    436

3 (crs.)

Senior Project

This course is designed as a culminating or "capstone" learning experience for adults nearing the completion of the baccalaureate degree through the Division of Online and Continuing Education. The fundamental aim of the course is to equip participants with the learning capacities and competencies necessary for continued personal, civic and career growth. This course is an individually planned learning project that combines the concepts and ideas mastered through coursework with actual workplace environments. The student, the instructor and a workplace mentor will agree on an applied learning project. Goals, objectives, and a preliminary plan will be approved in writing by all three parties before the project is begun. The project will be supervised by the University instructor and the workplace mentor and will include a literature review and commentary, original work and a final report and presentation. Prerequisites: BLS major w no emphasis; BLS major w OA emphasis; L&OS major w OS emphasis Collaborative Nursing Pgrm; Human SV; or Criminal Justice Online

 

 

Liberal Studies    446

1 - 3 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisite: Satisfaction of USP Math requirements.

 

 

Liberal Studies    456

1 - 3 (crs.)

Related Readings

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

 

 

Liberal Studies    463

3 (crs.)

Budgeting & Bookkeeping for Program Managers

This course provides the students an opportunity to learn the basics of budgeting and bookkeeping.   The course of study will help prepare program and profit center managers to develop and manage their budgets and expenditures. They will also have the opportunity to learn to use accounting information and make monetary and financial decisions.  The relationship between organizations and the national economy and monetary decisions will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Satisfaction of USP math requirements; also, Lib Stds 315 or Lib Stds 325 or Pub Admin 362 and BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major with Pub. Safety emphasis; FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Program Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    466

3 (crs.)

Applied Data Gathering and Analysis

Using data effectively in the workplace: the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for decision-making and problem solving within organizations. Topics include question posing, qualitative data gathering and analysis, quantitative data gathering and analysis, descriptive statistics, beginning inferential statistics, feasibility techniques, and process analysis. This course will use an extensive series of cases and problems and conclude with student projects that demonstrate an ability to take a problem from inquiry and data gathering, through analysis and solution identification, to formal presentation. Prerequisites: PBIS 187, 188 or 189 or Math 109; also, Lib Stds 315 or Lib Stds 325 or Pub Admin 362 and BLS major with OA emphasis; L&OS major with OS emphasis; FERM major; Collaborative Nursing Program; Human SV or Criminal Justice Prgm Online.

 

 

Liberal Studies    495

1 - 3 (crs.)

Special Topics in Leadership

This course provides students an opportunity to increase and/or practice applying their knowledge of leadership theories. Topics may focus on specific theories of leadership, on the application of leadership principles to particular disciplines or situations, or on the successful application of leadership theories in specific technological, social, and economic environments. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, and with the signature of the Director of Online Degree Programs in Division of Online and Continuing Education, it may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Liberal Studies 230.

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