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Certification Programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems and
Criminal Justice. The University delivers student-centered academic programs in an
online distance learning environment that allows students to pursue their degree from the
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  • 1. 2008-2009 UNIVERSITY CATALOG Table of Contents 1. About Allied American University.......................................................... 1 Allied History ........................................................................................................ 1 Accreditation ......................................................................................................... 1 Mission ................................................................................................................... 2 Vision and Institutional Objectives ..................................................................... 2 Core Values............................................................................................................ 3 Key Staff and Faculty ........................................................................................... 4 Contact Information ............................................................................................. 4 Hours of Operation ............................................................................................... 4 2. Admissions ................................................................................................. 5 Application and Enrollment Process................................................................... 5 International Students .......................................................................................... 6 Non-Degree Seeking Students.............................................................................. 7 Certificate Program Options ............................................................................... 8 Degree Options ...................................................................................................... 8 University Enrollment Calendar ......................................................................... 8 University Holidays............................................................................................... 9 3. Academic Information............................................................................ 10 Instructional Model ............................................................................................ 10 Academic Term – Traditional and Veteran Students ..................................... 10 Enrollment Status – Traditional and Veteran Students.................................. 10 Course Format and Access................................................................................. 11 Faculty and Instruction ...................................................................................... 11 Participation ........................................................................................................ 12 Outcomes Assessment......................................................................................... 13 Policies.................................................................................................................. 14 Grading Policy ................................................................................................... 14 GPA Type Definitions ....................................................................................... 14 Grading Scale and Equivalents ........................................................................ 15 Grading Criteria................................................................................................ 15 Grade Challenges .............................................................................................. 17 Attendance Policy .............................................................................................. 18 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy ................................................ 18 SAP Evaluation.................................................................................................. 19 Leave of Absence ............................................................................................... 20 Repeated Courses .............................................................................................. 20 Academic Honesty ............................................................................................. 20 Preventing Plagiarism....................................................................................... 22 V3.3 8/09
  • 2. 4. Student Affairs ........................................................................................ 23 Registrar .............................................................................................................. 23 Credit Transfer Policy........................................................................................ 23 Credit Conversion............................................................................................... 24 Academic Progress Support............................................................................... 25 Academic Status .................................................................................................. 26 Attendance Requirements and Deadlines......................................................... 27 Add/Drop Policy.................................................................................................. 27 Extension Process................................................................................................ 28 Proctored Examinations..................................................................................... 28 VA Notification.................................................................................................... 29 Graduation Requirements.................................................................................. 30 Graduation........................................................................................................... 30 Library Services .................................................................................................. 31 Technology Requirements.................................................................................. 33 5. Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance................................................. 34 Tuition Schedule ................................................................................................. 34 Fee Schedule ........................................................................................................ 34 Financial Assistance............................................................................................ 35 Military Spouse Scholarship .............................................................................. 35 Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy.................................................. 36 Cancellation and Refund .................................................................................. 36 Withdrawal and Refund ................................................................................... 37 Repeating Courses............................................................................................. 37 Administrative Withdrawal.............................................................................. 37 6. Rights and Responsibilities .................................................................... 38 Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records .................................... 38 Complaint Procedure.......................................................................................... 38 Student Grievances ............................................................................................. 39 Non-Discrimination Policy ................................................................................. 39 Harassment Policy .............................................................................................. 40 Americans with Disabilities Act......................................................................... 40 7. Programs and Course Catalog .............................................................. 41 Curriculum .......................................................................................................... 41 Certificate Programs .......................................................................................... 41 Degree Programs................................................................................................. 45 Undergraduate Course Descriptions................................................................. 64
  • 3. 1. About Allied American University Allied History Allied Business Schools, Inc. (Allied Schools) opened its doors over 15 years ago with a vision to provide students with a convenient, self-paced way to complete training for in- demand careers. Since 1992, Allied Schools’ certificate and diploma courses have enabled working professionals, stay-at-home parents, military service members, and disabled individuals to get the training and credentials they need for career advancement, professional development, or personal growth through the convenience and affordability of distance education. From an initial concentration in real estate training, Allied Schools has expanded its educational products to include online business, health care, and a more extensive line of real estate licensing and certification courses. The online format enables students to complete their education at any time and from anywhere around the world. Today, there are more than 250 employees in the entire Allied family with a shared goal of providing the highest level of support possible in every Allied program. This foundation of history and success in offering educational opportunity provides the gateway for Allied American University (AAU) to offer undergraduate degree programs to meet a variety of academic needs. Allied American University is dedicated to providing the type of education that students need to succeed in today’s competitive job market. The University, a division of Allied Business Schools, Inc., was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council in June of 2008. AAU offers Associate and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and General Studies as well as Certification Programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems and Criminal Justice. The University delivers student-centered academic programs in an online distance learning environment that allows students to pursue their degree from the comfort of their home, workplace, or wherever they choose to study. Accreditation Allied American University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (www.detc.org). The DETC is located at 1601 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009-2529, and may be contacted by phone at (202) 234- 5100 or fax at (202) 332-1386. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 1
  • 4. Mission Allied American University is committed to providing quality online distance education degree programs for adult learners in a student-centered academic environment. AAU’s emphasis is on educational programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to achieve career advancement, personal satisfaction, leadership, and service to the community. Vision and Institutional Objectives AAU’s vision is to be a respected leader in providing quality, affordable instruction resulting from a system of clear communication of mission, goals, and objectives; and to a continuous process of self-examination tied to data collection and analysis. In pursuing this vision, AAU strives to fulfill the following institutional objectives: x Offer a dynamic, interactive distance education environment which engages students in the learning process through a multi-media learning experience and through systematic contact with faculty and student support advisors x Develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong learning to enhance opportunities for sustained career success x Provide immediate and ongoing constructive feedback to promote student self- assessment and motivation x Provide clear learning outcomes, detailed instructions, and assessment for all courses to ensure course mastery and student success x Engage in a constant process of continuous improvement through course assessment and revision to promote student mastery of the course, provide the most recent updates of content and objectives, and to ensure relevance to regulatory requirements x Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and society x Broaden access to degree programs for underserved constituencies x Use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning 2
  • 5. Core Values The core values are a set of principles that are aligned with the University’s mission and guide the practice and development of curriculum, faculty, students, and staff. x Ethics – Foster a learning environment that promotes responsible, principled behavior which respects the dignity of all members of the community. Students develop interests and acquire knowledge from multiple fields such as economics, the environment, and ethics as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific, historical, and social phenomena. x Integrity – Conduct all activities in an ethical manner that is both open and collaborative. Commit to practices that are fair, honest, and objective in dealing with students, faculty members, staff, and stakeholders at all levels of the community. Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity, the highest ethical standards, and professional conduct in all processes and practices. AAU endeavors to systematically and effectively plan, oversee, evaluate, and improve its program objectives to ensure the academic quality and integrity of its academic programs and the credits and degrees awarded x Open Access –Provide opportunities for lifelong educational options for all student populations, including non-traditional and underserved communities. Broaden access to degree programs for underserved constituencies through distance education technologies. AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). x Diversity – Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and society. x Student Service – Strive to ensure that curriculum, delivery, and support services: o Respond to inquiries, requests, and concerns in an appropriate and timely manner o Monitor operations in a continuous process of self-assessment and invite external evaluations by public agencies o Remain accountable to students and to the public to fulfill the educational mission x Quality – Maintain a commitment to meet or exceed standards set by accrediting and regulatory bodies in all aspects of educational activities, outcomes, support services; assess practices, policies, and procedures to strengthen the overall effectiveness of curriculum, instructional delivery, and operations. Allied American University is committed to providing quality online distance education degree programs for adult learners in a student-centered academic environment. AAU’s emphasis is on educational programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to achieve career advancement, personal satisfaction, leadership, and service to the community. x Effective Written and Oral Communication – Strive to develop effective oral and written communication student skills that lead to the clear expression of ideas, feelings, and information. Develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong learning to enhance opportunities for sustained career success. 3
  • 6. x Critical Thinking – Enable students to develop a disciplined process of conceptualizing, analyzing, and applying information to use in their daily lives. Critical Thinking Students reflect broad analytical habits of thought, with a particular emphasis on critical thinking. Graduates should have an awareness of both the power and limitations of knowledge, an appreciation for the necessity of a historical grounding in all areas of inquiry, and the acquisition of those skills to identify, evaluate, and use evidence judiciously to fashion well reasoned and persuasive arguments. x Respect for the Value of Learning – The University values intellectual curiosity, along with academic excellence, in the lives of its students. It is AAU’s belief that these values will enable students to achieve greater personal and professional growth that will benefit them at home, on the job, and in their communities. In addition to specific intellectual knowledge and skills, a broad general education should also include important and substantive values. Therefore, as a result of their studies in the general education curriculum, graduates should: o Be able to reason critically about the various ethical dimensions of society. o Value service to their local community and to broader causes at the national and international level. o Value and demonstrate compassion, justice and mutual respect for all individuals regardless of their physical differences or differences in viewpoints. o Assume positions of leadership and high responsibility in all phases of society. Key Staff and Faculty Contact Information Roy Winter, President/CEO Allied American University Leslie Gargiulo, Ph.D., Academic Dean 22952 Alcalde Drive Frank Vazquez, Operations Manager Laguna Hills, CA 92653 C.J. Bishop, Registrar Telephone: (888) 384-0849 Robert Leonard, Student Affairs Manager Fax: (949) 707-2978 E-mail: info@allied.edu Website: www.allied.edu Hours of Operation 8:00AM to 5:00PM Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday 4
  • 7. 2. Admissions Application and Enrollment Process Allied American University’s admissions policy is oriented to adult learners, including military members, who typically have previously completed undergraduate level courses, military training, or earned credit by examination. To be admitted to the University’s non-degree, Certificate, Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree programs, students need to submit evidence of a high school diploma, GED certificate, or an international equivalent. Step 1: Apply Online The application process is simplified to reduce processing time. Prospective AAU students complete an online application that can be accessed from the website, www.allied.edu. Applicants indicate whether they will pursue an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and choose an academic degree program such as Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or General Studies. Step 2: Enrollment Process Soon after the application has been received by AAU’s Admissions Department, the prospective student is contacted by an admissions representative whose mission is to inform the applicant about AAU’s available programs and assist throughout the enrollment process. Essential documents, including transcripts for credit transfer, enrollment agreement, military service forms, and payment method, are collected by the admissions representative by e-mail, fax, and mail. Step 3: Transfer Credit Evaluation As soon as the prospective student and the admissions representative have completed the application requirements, the information is sent to the Registrar for credit evaluation. An unofficial transcript, which may be sent from the applicant to AAU, is accepted to facilitate the credit evaluation. An official transcript, which must be sent to AAU directly from the institution or military branch where the credit was earned or sent by student as long as the official transcript is sealed from the originating institution, must be submitted before the end of the first semester. An assessment is generated listing all transferable course work. The assessment is used to generate the Degree Plan. Step 4: Creation of the Degree Plan After the transcripts are evaluated, transfer credit is matriculated to the selected program. A personalized degree plan showing the transferred credit, along with remaining courses required to graduate, is created and sent to the applicant. The admissions representative contacts the prospective student at this point and answers any questions related to the degree plan or the enrollment process. For VA students, prior to enrollment the VA is notified. Notification occurs for first time enrollment and for all additional enrollments. See Student Affairs section, Academic Status. 5
  • 8. Step 5: Getting Started Once the degree plan is accepted and all required documents are submitted, the enrollment process is completed and the applicant officially becomes a student. First time AAU students will automatically be enrolled in the Allied Online Orientation course. It gives students the opportunity to become comfortable with AAU’s iBoard online learning platform and helps them successfully complete their degree program. Students may begin the online orientation course shortly after their enrollment is confirmed. International Students Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered for admission to Allied American University on the basis of academic preparation and personal qualifications. To apply: Step 1: Submit an online application Prospective AAU students complete an online application that can be accessed from the website, www.allied.edu. Applicants indicate whether they will pursue an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and choose an academic degree program such as Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or General Studies. Step 2: Academic Documentation Have official copies of transcripts from secondary schools and colleges and universities you have attended sent to AAU. Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts for comparable university-level courses completed in a country other than the United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company before they are submitted to AAU. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) members are acceptable sources for foreign credential evaluation and translation services. 6
  • 9. Step 3: IELTS Scores International applicants whose native language is note English must submit evidence of English proficiency through one of the following exams: x Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) or a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) x International English Test (IELTS) exam is also acceptable with a minimum score of 6.0 x International students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at a nationally or regionally accredited U.S. college or university do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Non-Degree Seeking Students Allied American University (AAU) welcomes individuals who are not seeking a degree from the university but wish to continue their education for college credit. Non-degree seeking students are individuals who may be taking coursework for personal enrichment, job enhancement, or certification. Non-degree seeking students may either enroll in individual courses or enroll into a certificate program. Non-degree seeking students must formally apply and are subject to all policies and procedures that apply to undergraduate students, as outlined in the University Catalog. These students must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. Transcripts (prior college and/or military training) are not required to enroll in a non-degree seeking status. There are no additional fees and tuition is the same regardless of the student status. AAU encourages non-degree seeking students to apply their earned credit toward a degree. A non-degree seeking student who later decides to pursue a degree plan will be required to supply transcripts for prior college and military training credit. An AAU representative will assist students desiring to make this change. 7
  • 10. Certificate Program Options Allied American University offers fourteen certificate programs in three categories, General, Introduction, and Advanced. These certificates are offered through the degree programs as noted Business Administration • Introduction – Business • Advanced - Finance • Advanced - Internet Marketing • Advanced - Management Computer Information Systems • General - Computer Applications • General - Web Design • Introduction - Computer Programming • Advanced - IT Management • Advanced - Web Programming Criminal Justice • General - Criminal Justice • General - Criminal Investigations • General - Law Enforcement • General - Terrorism and Security • Advanced - Forensic Investigations (Please refer to the Degree Programs and Course Catalog section at the end of this catalog for details. Please note that programs and courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.) Degree Options Allied American University offers eight degrees in four program areas: x Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration x Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems x Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice x Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with or without a concentration (Please refer to the Degree/Certificate Programs and Course Catalog section at the end of this catalog for details. Please note that programs and courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.) University Enrollment Calendar There are 52 start dates during the year with official enrollment dates on Monday of each week. Courses are 8 weeks long and all have fixed start and end dates. Allied American University follows a semester-based system. 8
  • 11. University Holidays The AAU campus is closed on the holidays listed below. Students have access to their online courses seven days a week including holidays. x New Year’s Day x Memorial Day x Independence Day x Labor Day x Thanksgiving Day x Christmas Day 9
  • 12. 3. Academic Information The Academic Affairs department, through the Academic Dean, primarily serves as the institutional voice for curriculum research and selection, instructional design, course development, faculty selection, articulation, student retention, outcomes assessment, and accreditation oversight for the University. Instructional Model Allied American University’s goal is to provide a high-quality educational experience to both students and faculty through online learning using innovative technologies and teaching techniques. The instructional model is a modified open-enrollment, cohort-of-one study track conforming to the following profile: x A cohort consists of one student x Weekly enrollment, beginning Monday of each week for 52 starts per year x Each enrollment has a fixed start date and end date x Courses consist of eight modules. Each module is typically one week. There are eight weeks in which students are required to submit module assignments and the final exam. x The final course grade will be posted within seven (7) days of course completion Academic Term – Traditional and Veteran Students An academic term for traditional students and for veteran students using the Veteran Benefits is defined as 16 weeks of instructional time. Each course is offered within an 8 week timeframe. Students may accelerate their study rate and complete a course prior to the 8 week deadline. The start of an academic term begins on Monday of the first course enrollment within that term. The number of courses enrolled within the start and end date of the academic term is used to define a student’s enrollment status. Enrollment Status – Traditional and Veteran Students A student’s enrollment status is based on a student declaring pursuit of a program of study (Associate Degree or Bachelors Degree) and the student is registered during an academic term. To be considered full-time status for an academic term, undergraduate students need to be registered for academic credits through Allied American University. In accordance with standards established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for benefit calculation a VA student’s enrollment status is based on the number of credits for which the student is registered during an eight-week enrollment period as defined by the start and end date of a course(s). 10
  • 13. Course Format and Access AAU students access their courses through iBoard Learning Management System. This course delivery platform is designed with an easy-to-use student interface. iBoard is used by students and faculty members for all course work, attendance, and grading. Supported by the course instructor and the accompanying textbook, iBoard is the students’ online classroom Every student is required to take the Allied Online Orientation course, which is non- credit and is included at no additional cost. Students are required to complete the orientation course prior to starting their first AAU course. The purpose of the course is to orient the student to navigate through iBoard, to understand the process for successfully completing a course, and to utilize all helpful student resources. Faculty and Instruction Interaction with the course instructor is the front-line of academic support to students in mastering the course content. The AAU instructional model is a cohort of one student per one faculty member. The student receives personalized attention that is tailored to his or her individual needs and preferences. The main academic goals are that the student master the course learning objectives and complete all work within the course timeframe. The instructor’s main responsibility is to work closely with the student to ensure the student’s learning success. Faculty are responsible for initiating contact with students through e-mail at the start of the semester and to monitor student interaction throughout the course by e-mail, assignment submission and grading, discussion boards, student-centered assignment feedback, and through a messaging system. Continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness are essential to student satisfaction and academic progress. As such, outreach efforts to foster student interaction for learning purposes are continually evaluated by AAU faculty members and staff. Evaluation includes student and faculty surveys and monitoring student engagement with AAU student activities outside of coursework. 11
  • 14. Participation Participation in the cohort-of-one track is identified through assignment submission and iBoard Discussion Board posts. Assignments must be submitted in a timely fashion each week/module for attendance and participation purposes. When assignments are not submitted on module due dates, the student’s academic progress advisor and instructor will contact them by e-mail to check on their status and offer assistance if needed. Instructors assess the quality of the students’ contributions during the course by grading each assignment. Assignments include Check Your Understanding, Homework, Progress Tests, Discussion Board, and Final Exams. Each student is required to submit all assignments, and to take part in answering discussion questions posted by the instructor and contribute to the interactive discussions. Failure to complete assignments and maintain a passing course grade of 2.00 or C grade may contribute to unsatisfactory academic progress that carries various consequences. (See Policies section, the Grading Policy and Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.) If a student falls out of good standing, there are three types of academic status: warning, probation and dismissal. (See the Academic Status section on consequences for each status within the Student Affairs section.) Points for assignments and participation are awarded based on the following criteria. Student’s work should: x Reflect understanding of the course objectives x Reflect original thought and reflection on the course topics x Reflect ideas offered in the assigned course readings and feedback from the instructor x Show evidence of thorough reading and analysis of the material being studied and discussed x Show evidence that the student distinguishes among different kinds of data (e.g., facts, opinions, assumptions, inferences, and evaluations) x Show a willingness to test new ideas and risk comments that are not “safe” x Reflect a willingness to interact with faculty by asking questions and challenging ideas and conclusions. For example, in the discussion board students should avoid merely making comments such as “That’s right” or “I agree.” x Be substantiated and persuasively presented Non-participation is characterized by lack of assignment submission and inadequate contribution in threaded discussions. Non-participation will be monitored by both academic progress advisors and the instructor. During the first two weeks/modules of a session, participation will be closely monitored. Students who have not participated will be contacted by their academic progress advisors and instructors by e-mail to learn the circumstances. If students are experiencing extraordinary circumstances that prevented assignment submission, the academic progress advisors will provide assistance as needed and instructors will provide support and guidance on assignment submission. 12
  • 15. Academic progress advisors and instructors will send warning e-mails to students who fail to submit assignments or participate. The warning e-mail will indicate that the students’ assignment grades and final course grade may fail to meet the minimum academic standard. (See Academic Status section for more details on the minimum academic standard.) For threaded discussions, instructors contact students by e-mail with a reminder to contribute to the discussion if the student has not yet participated. When the students’ participation is not meeting the performance criteria noted above, the instructor can provide threaded discussion feedback to encourage a higher level of contribution and e- mail students individually with a personal coaching message regarding their contribution to date. Assignment and participation points will be differentially awarded based on how well students have met the performance criteria noted above. Outcomes Assessment At the core of the University’s assessment process are the following principles: x Identify clearly what the institution is trying to accomplish x Develop measurable outcomes to determine the degree of institutional success in achieving those outcomes x Use qualitative and quantitative measures to identify the variables responsible for strengths and weaknesses in the institution or in its programs x Collect follow-up data to assess the effectiveness of changes made in the process x Use a broad cross-section of methodologies to ensure that limitations of individual instruments do not distort the measurement of complex attributes or outcomes x Assessment measures will be selected to represent a range of assessment techniques: quantitative and qualitative, standardized and customized, direct and indirect, internal and external, to ensure a more comprehensive and rigorous assessment process In order to ensure academic excellence, AAU is committed to establishing a culture of assessment that encourages voluntary self inquiry, promotes innovation and experimentation in assessment methods, and supports efforts to become more reflective and responsive. Assessment provides the data to affirm what the University does well and to promote continuous improvement in all other areas. The standard for assessment focuses on enhancing student learning and providing the appropriate levels of educational and administrative support to fulfill the University’s mission. 13
  • 16. Policies Grading Policy Students are expected to maintain at least minimum grade point averages (GPA). Students need to maintain at least a course GPA of 2.00 or better and maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 or better. Faculty members are responsible for grading all students assigned to them. Faculty members will be able to view all of their currently enrolled students’ grade reports through iBoard. Each member of the faculty is required to post grades for each student within three days of assignment submission and within seven days of the course completion date. Grade reports will be made available to students through iBoard on a continual basis throughout the term. No grades will be given to a student over the phone. Through iBoard, students can submit their work, take exams, and view their course information (grades, program information, and scheduled courses). Grade reports indicate the date of assignment submission, date of exam completion, date of assignment feedback and feedback comments, courses taken, credits received, and the grades assigned. A student who has failed to make payment for tuition or who retains any other indebtedness to the University will not receive the grade until payment is made. If a student has an incomplete, the faculty member is responsible for working with the student until the course has been completed. High quality faculty-student interaction and high quality student centered teaching promote course completion in a timely manner. GPA Type Definitions GPA Type Definition Course GPA GPA calculated based on one course only Term GPA GPA calculated based on all completed courses associated with one term only Institutional GPA GPA calculated based on all completed courses through AAU only 14
  • 17. Grading Scale and Equivalents AAU has established the following grading scale. All faculty members are required to comply with this scale and its equivalents. Plus or minus grades indicate a high or low end grade that has been assigned. These grades may be assigned on individual assignments within a course or as the final course grade. Grade Equivalent Quality Grade Points Scale A+ Excellent 4.00 97-100 A 4.00 94-96 A- 3.67 90-93 B+ Good 3.33 87-89 B 3.00 84-86 B- 2.67 80-83 C+ Satisfactory 2.33 77-79 C 2.00 74-76 C- 1.67 70-73 D+ Poor 1.33 67-69 D 1.00 65-66 D- .67 60-64 F Failure 0.00 Below 60 I Incomplete .00 W Withdraw .00 P/NP Pass/No Pass .00 PR In Progress .00 Grading Criteria A = Excellent. The student has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the content and skills presented in the course and consistently initiates thoughtful questions and can see many sides of an issue. The student writes logically and clearly. He or she also integrates ideas throughout the course and, as appropriate, from previously completed courses in a program. B = Good to very good. The B student is an excellent writer and maintains consistent performance and understanding of course content that goes beyond the minimum requirements. C = Satisfactory The C student demonstrates a minimal comprehension of the skills and subject matter included in the course and accomplishes only the minimum requirements, while displaying little or no initiative. D = Below average The student’s performance is barely acceptable. Assignments are late or missing and there is not even a minimal understanding or mastery of course content skills. 15
  • 18. F = Failing Quality and quantity of work is unacceptable. W = Withdrawal Students who officially withdraw prior to completing the course will receive a “W” if the faculty member determines that the student was passing the course or cannot make a determination whether the student was passing or failing at the time of the withdrawal. The grade is not calculated in the GPA. I = Incomplete The grade of Incomplete (I) is assigned when a student fails to complete all course requirements by the time the course ends. The “I” grade is awarded at the discretion of the faculty member who recommended to the academic dean who determines that unanticipated circumstances or events have prevented the student from completing the course. AW = Administrative Withdrawal Administrative withdrawal refers to a student course withdrawal which is initiated by the institution. AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from their course for reasons which include but are not limited to: x Failing to participate in classes x Not satisfying a course perquisite x “Dropping out” in the middle of a term x Plagiarism x Computer tampering Students who are administratively withdrawn from the identified course(s) will receive the grade of AW on their academic record. The AW grade has no affect on the student’s academic GPA. The student will be notified of the Administrative Course Withdrawal to their primary email from the Office of the Registrar. Course grades of “C-“ or lower fall below the level for satisfactory academic progress. (See Student Affairs, Academic Status section and VA Notification section for more information on the impact of grades on academic status and warning notifications.) 16
  • 19. Grade Challenges Allied American University faculty members are experts within their fields of study and have the final authority for assigning grades with the exception to grades that are found to be a result of arbitrary or capricious grading. If a student believes and is able to support with clear and credible evidence that capricious or unprofessional grading has taken place a grade dispute may be made on a final course grade basis. Individual course assessment grades are to be handled between student and faculty while a course is in session. The grade challenge policy governs course final grades. The following policies and procedures apply to all grade challenges: 1. If a student believes he or she received a final course grade based on capricious or unprofessional grading the student must discuss the dispute with the faculty member who issued the grade within 7 days of the final grade being posted. The correspondence should be tracked through the iBoard messaging center. 2. If a satisfactory solution cannot be found, the student may request a Grade Challenge form from the Academic Progress Advisor to be submitted for review. 3. A Grade Challenge Form must be initiated within 21 days of the final grade posting date. 4. After reviewing the grade challenge form and supporting documentation for completeness, the form will be forwarded to the Academic Dean. 5. The Academic Dean may consult with the faculty member in an attempt to resolve the dispute. In most cases, the faculty member's decision is final unless the Academic Dean determines that extenuating circumstances warrant a grade change. 6. Grade disputes may not be appealed beyond the Academic Dean. All documents submitted for Grade Challenge are entered in the permanent record of student and faculty. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the necessary information to support the challenge. The student’s Grade Challenge Form must include all required information within the form and clearly written justification for the Grade Challenge to be considered. The burden of proof rests with the student to provide any additional supporting documentation. . Examples of necessary information include: Medical verification if exception is due to illness, copies of any documentation to substantiate the request being made, e.g. message center posts. If any type of documentation or recommendation is missing, the form will be returned to the student for completion. Please Note: Upon submission of a Grade Challenge Form and any supporting documents, faculty may be notified of the challenge and asked for a response. 17
  • 20. Attendance Policy Attendance requirements include submission of module assignments, completion of course tests and exams, and participation in the module discussion boards. There must be a minimum of one assignment or quiz submitted each week on average to iBoard to meet the attendance requirements. It is the submission of assignments and participation that constitutes attendance. Failure to keep up with the module requirements may impact a student’s individual assignment grade and overall course grade. For minimum requirements (See Satisfactory Academic Progress policy; and, for consequences see Student Affairs section, Academic Status.) All assignments must be posted to iBoard within 24 hours of the last day of each scheduled week or module. The module schedule is based on a week that runs from Monday through Sunday. Thus, module assignments must be posted by the end of the day on Monday for the prior module ending on Sunday. Instructors will respond and grade within 72 hours after students post their assignments. All students are expected to complete the course within the eight week time-frame specified by the University. Under extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor to make alternate arrangements for assignment submission. This agreement must support the student’s ability to master the learning objectives and to complete all work within the session’s timeframe. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards earning a degree as shown in the table below: Undergraduate Degree Levels Associate Bachelor Total Credits Attempted and Recognized by AAU 1 - 60 1 - 120 Minimum Institutional GPA 2.00 2.00 Minimum % of Total Credits Successfully Completed 67.0% 67.0% (Measured as Credits Earned y Credits Attempted) Maximum Total Credits Attempted Allowed to Complete 150% of the specific degree Degree Requirements for Current Program of Study programs published length 18
  • 21. SAP Evaluation Satisfactory Academic Progress is a measuring tool used to define successful course completion and progress towards a student’s degree plan. Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated for all students at the end of each equivalent semester (15 credit hours) based on two criteria: Quantitative Measure (credit hours earned divided by attempted and maximum Timeframe) and Qualitative Measure (institutional GPA). Changes in major may alter SAP status, which is based upon the current degree level pursued. Students meeting the standards listed below are classified as being in SAP good standing. Criteria 1: Semester Hour Completion Ratio and Maximum Time Frame (Quantitative Measure) Credit Hour Completion Ratio: Students are expected to complete a required percentage of the credits attempted during the period of each semester. As demonstrated below students are expected to successfully complete a minimum of 67% of their credits attempted during a semester. Maximum Timeframe: Students are expected to complete their certificate or degree program within a maximum timeframe of 150% of the published credits stated in the academic catalog. Criteria 2: Institutional Grade Point Average (Qualitative Measure) Institutional Grade Point Average: Represented by your grade point average (GPA) of coursework completed at Allied American University, as it relates to the minimum institutional GPA. Undergraduate Degree Levels Associate Bachelor Total Credits Attempted and Recognized by AAU 1 – 60 1 - 120 Minimum Institutional GPA Upon Graduation 2.00 2.00 Credit Hour Completion Ratio 67.0% 67.0% (Measured as Credits Earned ÷ Credits Completed) Maximum Total Credits Attempted Allowed to Complete 150% of the specific degree Degree Requirements for Current Program of Study programs published length Satisfactory Academic Progress Measuring Points Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Credits Attempted 15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 Credits Earned 12 21 30 42 51 60 69 81 Minimum GPA 1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 For minimum requirements see Satisfactory Academic Progress policy; and, for consequences if a student falls out from SAP good standing see Student Affairs section, Academic Status. 19
  • 22. Leave of Absence A student who finds it necessary to leave AAU and who plans to return after an eight (8) week period may submit a request for a leave of absence. The student must be in good academic standing to be eligible to request a leave of absence. For Veteran students the VA Office will be notified. Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA Benefits may be affected. Repeated Courses Any undergraduate course at Allied American University may be repeated. The lower grade remains on record with a notation that the course has been repeated. Only the higher grade and credit are calculated into the cumulative grade point average. Credit is only given once for a repeated course, except in circumstances where noted in the course description. It is recommended that if a student is repeating the course to obtain a higher grade that the course is repeated as soon as possible. Grades earned at Allied American University remain in the student’s grade point average if the coursework is repeated at another institution. Academic Honesty Academic honesty is essential at Allied American University. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. The student must make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Words or ideas that require citation include, but are not limited to, all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication clearly originates from an identifiable source. There is a growing concern among academics about violations of academic honesty, particularly among those who facilitate distance education. It is essential that all students produce and submit work that is their own original thoughts and work when completing coursework at Allied American University. This policy on academic honesty is an attempt to discourage students from obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work through the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Academic honesty includes but is not limited to cheating on writing assignments and quizzes, plagiarism, and any act that gives an unfair academic advantage to a student. 20
  • 23. Plagiarism occurs when words and ideas are submitted in assignments that have already been published by others or that have been produced by someone other than the student. AAU joins other academic institutions in their concern over this common problem and has formulated a policy that reflects the high value placed on academic honesty. Academic honesty can be violated in at least the following ways: x Using words or ideas that do not represent the student’s original work in assignments x Failing to cite all relevant sources used as reference material x Submitting another person’s entire work or work that was produced through collaboration with another student as one’s own x Submitting work done in one course to satisfy the requirements of another course unless both instructors agree beforehand to accept such work x Forging or altering documents. These include transcripts, add/drop forms, or any academic form that has been falsified or on which a professor's signature, or anyone else's signature, has been forged or altered When instances of academic dishonesty have been detected, faculty members will have a number of options for addressing the incident with the student: x Resubmission of the assignment (possibly for fewer points) x Failure on the assignment x Additional assignment(s) x Reduction of the final course grade x Failing grade in the course When the faculty member has determined that academic dishonesty has occurred and that a disciplinary action is necessary, he or she should initiate the following procedure: x First, work with the student to determine the circumstances and instructor’s alternatives to overcome the deficiency x If the instructor and student cannot resolve the situation satisfactorily, the instructor submits an academic dishonesty complaint form to the Faculty Dean and copies the form to the student x The Faculty Dean will alert the Academic Dean of all instances reported x The student will receive a letter that officially notifies him or her of the charge of academic dishonesty x The student may appeal the allegation In the case of an appeal, the Academic Dean will submit the allegation to an ethics committee which will consist of selected faculty and the Academic Dean. The ethics committee will determine the appropriate action for the student’s violation of the academic honesty policy. 21
  • 24. Cases submitted to the Academic Dean will result in the initiation of a formal administrative investigation and review by an ethics committee. The result of that investigation may lead to one of the following actions: x Removal from class x Disciplinary action which might include, but is not be limited to, documented counseling by a University staff member, loss of credit, or suspension x Expulsion from the University All actions will be based on the severity of the offense. Preventing Plagiarism AAU trains faculty members to take steps to prevent instances of plagiarism in their classes. Some suggested steps include the following: x Set clear expectations for assignments, including format and citation requirements x Design assignments to fulfill specific objectives which might include personal applications, work experiences, or specialized knowledge that only the student might possess x Use a plagiarism checker x Take immediate action when plagiarism is suspected x Use clear language in the course syllabus that might communicate the definition and consequences of plagiarism and the importance of academic honesty 22
  • 25. 4. Student Affairs The Student Affairs department is responsible for providing personalized, proactive, responsive service to enhance student engagement within the AAU distance learning environment. The various sections of the department, including the registrar, credit evaluation, academic progress advisors, and student service representatives form the nucleus of the student support teams. Registrar The Office of the Registrar serves as the institutional administrator for academic information and records that support faculty, staff, and students. Services provided by the Registrar include: x Management of student academic records x Determination of transferability of courses x Degree plan services x Course registration and enrollment verification x Providing official and unofficial transcripts x Assessment and conferral of degrees x Consulting on academic policies and procedures x Informing students, faculty members, and staff of their rights and responsibilities for their educational records, access, and privacy Credit Transfer Policy AAU will assess the following categories of credit toward program completion: x Academic credit awarded by colleges and universities accredited by appropriate agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) x Credit by Examination, from standardized examinations to include: o Chauncey Group International— DSST Program (Formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) o College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program o College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) o Excelsior College Exam (formerly Act PEP) x American Council of Education (ACE) evaluated coursework The University will accept up to 75% of an undergraduate program to be earned through any form of recognized credit toward a degree, as detailed above. A maximum of 30 of these semester credits may be awarded from standardized examinations. Academic coursework eligible for credit toward an AAU degree program must satisfy the following criteria: x Be awarded from an academic institution recognized by an ED-accrediting agency x Coursework must be: o Comparable to coursework required in the program of study o Completed with a minimum GPA of 2.00 (“C”) 23
  • 26. Coursework will be evaluated and credit matriculated based on the following criteria: x Student is able to provide an academic catalog and/or course outline from the institution awarding credit x Transfer credit will not exceed credit value of the course for which it is substituted x Credit transfer for a course not currently offered can be applied if the course is comparable or equivalent to the appropriate general education subject area. For example, a Physics course or equivalency exam would be transferred into Natural Science and Mathematics General Education subject area. x Transfer credits based on a different unit of credit system than those implemented by AAU are subject to conversion before being transferred based on the formula; quarter credits x 2/3 = semester credits “Acceptance for transfer of credits earned at Allied American University is determined by the institution in which the credits are transferred.” Official transcript(s) must be submitted before the end of the first semester completed at AAU. To qualify as official, transcripts must be sent to AAU directly from the institution or military branch where the credit was earned. An exception may be made to accept transcripts sent by the student as long as the official transcript(s) is sealed from the originating institution. If the student does not provide official transcript(s) by the end of the first semester, the associated transfer coursework applied to the degree plan will be removed. The student will be required to satisfy the remaining requirements to earn a degree. If a student supplies official transcript(s) at a later date, the matriculated coursework may be re-applied to the student’s degree plan. The student will not be reimbursed for any coursework taken at Allied American University to replace the removed transfer credit. Credit Conversion Allied American University (AAU) operates on a semester system and courses are awarded semester credit. If a student transfers over credit taken at a quarter based institution, the credit is converted to the semester equivalent. One quarter credit is equivalent to two-thirds of a semester credit. Below is a sample conversion table: Quarter Credit Semester Credit 5 3.33 4 2.67 3 2.00 2 1.33 1 0.67 24
  • 27. Any course or credit recommendation (institutional or non-institutional) approved to transfer to AAU degree requirements that is valued at 2.50 semester credits but below 3.00 semester credits will be rounded up to 3.00 semester credits. Credits applied towards degree requirements are recognized only for the credit required for that specific degree requirement. No additional credit will be awarded beyond the credits required. The prospective student must provide the following documentation: x Copy of all applicable college transcripts x Course outlines and/or catalog from awarding institution x Military-earned credit: o Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS) o Coast Guard Institute (GCI) o Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF) o Sailor/Marine American Council of Education Registry Transcript (SMART) x Standardized examination results: o Award of academic credit toward the degree program of enrollment is assessed on the basis of test scores and the appropriate subject area o AAU will award transfer credits for exams that are associated with the current AAU curriculum AAU academic personnel will review the submitted materials and provide an assessment used to identify where transfer credit can be matriculated to the program of study and for which program requirement credit is applicable. The Assessment and Degree Plan are provided to the student. Allied American University does not award academic credit toward program completion for experiential learning. Academic Progress Support Each student is assigned to one academic progress advisor (APA) who is the personal point of contact for support and service issues. The APA stays in touch with the student from the date of enrollment through graduation. The importance of the APA’s efforts toward student retention is second only to the influence of the course instructor and the quality of the course materials. Through e-mail and phone calls, the academic progress advisor is always there to provide support in areas that include: x Monitoring attendance and motivating the student to stay on track to complete on time x Answering procedural questions such as grading and scheduling x Coordinating proctored exams x Assisting students in selecting their next courses and process enrollment for the next term x Processing graduation requirements and introduce students to alumni services 25
  • 28. Academic Status The features of a student in good standing status are found in the satisfactory academic progress section. If a student falls out of good standing, there are three types of academic status: Warning, probation and dismissal. Warning: Any student who earns a course GPA below 2.00 through Allied American University will receive an e-mail letter of Academic Warning. The warning notice reminds students that a cumulative GPA 2.0 minimum is required for graduation and advises students to seek advice from their Academic Progress Advisor regarding satisfactory academic progress. Probation: Any student who earns an institutional GPA or completes credits less than the established standards listed in the table for Satisfactory Academic Progress Measuring Points will be placed on academic probation status based on approval by the academic dean. • Students on academic probation may only be enrolled in a maximum of six semester credits during each 8 week term they are on probation • Students are eligible to be removed from academic probation if they are able to meet the minimum GPA and credit completion identified in the SAP Measuring Points or greater at Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation • For veteran students whose enrollment status changes from full to part time the VA Office will be notified of the change in student status. Dismissal: Any student who does not earn the minimum institutional GPA or satisfy the minimum credits earned as stated in the SAP Evaluation while on academic probation is subject to academic dismissal from the university. • The academic dean will notify the Registrar’s Office of students eligible for dismissal. Students will receive a letter from the Registrar’s Office informing them of their status and a copy of the letter will go into the student’s permanent record. • For veteran students whose enrollment status changes from enrolled to dismissed the VA Office will be notified of the change in student status. A student who is academically dismissed is ineligible to continue enrollment and may not be readmitted before the lapse of at least 8 weeks. Upon return, the student will be permitted to take courses on academic probation and will be required to repeat courses that can raise cumulative GPA. Any students notified of academic dismissal may appeal the decision based on mitigating circumstances that explain the unsatisfactory academic performance and a likelihood of success if allowed to continue at Allied American University. To appeal an academic dismissal, students must submit a typed petition to the Registrar within ten business days of notification of dismissal. The appeal should be a concise narrative with supporting documents. During an appeal, the student’s status remains as academically dismissed. The appeal will be forwarded to the Student Standards Committee for consideration. The committee will recommend a decision to the Registrar’s Office. Students will be notified 26
  • 29. in writing of the decision by the Registrar’s Office within ten business days of receiving the student’s appeal. All decisions by the committee are final. If the appeal for academic dismissal is approved the student will be permitting to continue coursework at Allied American University under academic probation status. If the appeal is not approved the student remains academically dismissed, is ineligible to continue enrollment, and may not be readmitted subject to committee recommendations. Upon return the student will be permitted to take courses under academic probation status and according to the academic dean’s recommendations. Conditions for reentrance after dismissal for unsatisfactory progress/re-enrollment will be established by the Student Standards Committee on an individual basis and will be provided to the student upon notification of their dismissal. Attendance Requirements and Deadlines In order to meet the Attendance policy guidelines, Student Affairs provides students guidance in the following ways. During the online course, students are required to communicate with course instructors through online forums within the University’s iBoard Learning Management System, by telephone, or via e-mail. In the event that students need support in meeting the policy requirements, students should take advantage of the support services available. Academic progress advisors are on hand to assist students to meet these requirements. Each student has been assigned to an academic progress advisor who can act as a liaison when needed between student and faculty. A student’s academic progress advisor is the key point of contact during a student’s entire degree program. Academic progress advisors are required to respond to all student inquiries within 24 hours. The support relationship can include direct phone calls, direct emails, or the use of the online support request system. Students can submit an online request to their academic progress advisor through at http://allied.edu/support.asp. Students who encounter any problems sending assignments to iBoard or other technical issues should contact the Student Affairs staff for assistance. The technical support staff is available at http://allied.edu/support.asp. All requests for technical support are responded to within 24 hours. Add/Drop Policy Students may drop a course if an alternative course is added to their academic schedule by requesting and submitting an Add/Drop Form by the end of the first week of their course. Each Add/Drop request is reviewed based on its own merit, takes into account the student’s complete academic record, and may be denied for insufficient reason. Courses dropped during the first week add/drop period will not have a record of enrollment on the student’s academic transcript. A new Enrollment Agreement will be processed for the added course and the student will be responsible for the tuition based on the new dates. (See the Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance Section for further details.) Students are obligated to return all material for a dropped course at their expense. 27
  • 30. Extension Process If circumstances prevent students from completing a course within the eight week timeframe, an extension time period can be requested and a temporary incomplete grade can be assigned. An extension is four weeks beyond the session end date. For veteran students, the VA Office will be notified as appropriate when an extension process has begun. For Veteran Students, this may affect VA Benefits. (See Student Affairs section, VA Notifications.) A student must submit a Request for Extension form after the sixth week and prior to the end of the session. Factors such as reason for incomplete and academic progress within the course will be evaluated to determine approval of an extension. A letter from the Office of the Registrar will be sent to the student notifying them of the status of their request for extension. This letter will be saved to the student’s permanent record. If the request is approved, an incomplete grade (I) will be awarded to the student as a final grade prior to completion of the course and for the duration of the extension or until all work has been submitted, graded and a final course grade awarded. If the request is denied by the Registrar the student may write a letter and contact the Academic Dean for further review and status determination. A student who is awarded an extension but does not complete the remaining course requirements by the designated incomplete deadline will be assigned a grade based on coursework submitted by the deadline against the total requirements of the course. Under extenuating circumstances, a student may request an additional extension within the last week of the first extension and prior to the last day. Proctored Examinations Proctored exams are required for selected AAU courses to ensure a student’s mastery of a course’s learning objectives and to ensure academic honesty. As a general policy, required courses and core program courses are given priority in proctored exam assignment. A course’s syllabus will clearly state if the course includes a proctored final exam and a student’s academic progress advisor will notify students when a course has a proctored final exam. Proctored exams are used to assess whether students have mastered the subject matter. The proctored exams are open book, open notes, and are two hours unless otherwise noted. Proctored exams are to be scheduled within one week after coursework has been completed. The student must have a passing grade on submitted coursework before taking a proctored exam. The student is allowed to take this exam a second time in case of failure on the first attempt. If a student fails the second attempt, the student is required to repeat the course. Upon successful completion of the proctored exam, the grade becomes official and is entered into the student’s transcript. 28
  • 31. Students are responsible for scheduling the proctored exams with an approved proctor prior to taking the required exam. Students request the proctoring form through their academic progress advisor. It is recommended that students turn in the completed proctoring form at least two weeks prior to their exam. Once selected, the proctor must certify that he or she is not related to or is not a close friend of this student, and that there is no relationship between the proctor and the student that will prevent the examination from being properly administered. Additionally, the proctor must certify that he or she will check a photo I.D. to confirm the identity of the student taking the final examination and declare under penalty of perjury that the information is true and correct. Once the proctor has been approved by AAU, the examination code is forwarded to the proctor. The proctor then gives this code to the student once the identity of the student has been verified. Failure to follow the instructions can result in the invalidation of the exam and possible failure of the course. VA Notification For Veteran students the VA Office will be notified under certain circumstances which include at least the following instances. Veteran students are advised to contact their VA Office to determine if any Veteran Benefits are affected. x Initial enrollment x Additional enrollment x Dropped course x Course or program withdrawal x Leave of Absence x Extensions x Unsatisfactory academic progress 29
  • 32. Graduation Requirements To receive an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, a student must satisfy requirements related to credits, grade point average, program of study and courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation have been met and are completed in a timely manner. To assist students in this process, AAU provides support through academic progress advisors and through the Academic Affairs department. Once a student has determined that all requirements have been met, the student submits a graduation application to the Academic Affairs office. For an Associate Degree, a student must complete the following: x Earn a minimum of 60 credits of which at least 15 credits must be earned through AAU required courses x Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 system) overall in a declared major x Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program For a Bachelor’s Degree, a student must complete the following. x Earn a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 30 credits must be earned through AAU required courses x Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 system) overall in a declared major x Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program Graduation with honors can be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.2 and who complete a minimum of 15 credits for an associate degree and 30 credits for a bachelor’s degree through AAU. Graduation Degrees with Allied American University are conferred on a monthly basis. The conferral date is defined as the date on which a student’s degree is officially awarded. After completing all courses and submitting a completed graduation application, graduating students must resolve any outstanding financial obligations. After all academic and administrative requirements have been met, students will receive two official transcripts and their diploma. 30
  • 33. Library Services AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). The LIRN consortium allows access to online databases that include information related to AAU’s course offerings. Subjects include Business, Criminal Justice, Health Management, Information Technology, Arts, History and Humanities, among others. The databases include a variety of sources including academic journals, magazines, newspapers, books and multimedia. The LIRN search engine allows students to search all Library and Information Resources Network products. Students access these library resources through their AAU login and password. The following databases are accessible: Simultaneously search all LIRN products, or search by subject groups, or as individual databases. Business, computer science, criminal justice, general academic, health and wellness, law, literature, newsletters, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, and reference with student resource center, Gale Virtual Reference Library and the InfoTrac OneFile. ABI/INFORM, newspapers, Psychology Journals, and Research Library modules on the arts, business, children, education, health, humanities, international and multicultural topics, law, military, psychology, science, social science, and women. Selected periodicals, reference books, maps, pictures, and newspapers from around the world, along with transcripts of news and public affairs broadcasts. Information on books and audio and video materials searchable by availability, author, title, keyword, publisher, language, awards won, series title, and sources where reviewed. This product provide an easier to use interface for non-librarians. Use this link to connect to BIP for Patrons -- the link to it on the regular BIP site will not authenticate properly. 31
  • 34. Resource guide for librarians features recommended titles in 58 curriculum-specific subjects selected for academic libraries by subject specialists and bibliographers. Note: Does not include full text of listed titles. Free abstracts from Ebscohost on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more from mid 60s to current. Free database from Ebscohost on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science and Mathematics, and more. The faculty and administrators regularly evaluate library services to ensure that the resources are meeting the needs of users and contributing to the attainment of institutional and program objectives. 32
  • 35. Technology Requirements Students are expected to have access to the technology requirements as AAU is not obligated to supply the needed technologies including software and hardware. If a student does not have the below resources and is unable to immediately acquire the material a one time 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Suites is available through the following link: http://office.microsof.com/en-us/suites/default.aspx. It is recommended that the student utilize the “Office Professional 2007” trial vision. The following chart lists the minimum and recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access AAU’s online courses. PC Minimum Recommended Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 or later Microsoft Windows XP / Vista Processor Pentium 3, 500Mhz or AMD Pentium 4, 2.4 GHZ / AMD 2400xp or better 600Mhz Memory 256 MB 1 GB or better Display 15" SVGA 19" SVGA Monitor High color (16 bit) True color (32 bit) 800 x 600 Resolution 1280 x 1024 Resolution or higher Connection 56k (Dial-up) Broadband (Cable / DSL) Browsers Internet Explorer 5.5 Internet Explorer 7.0 Firefox 1.5 Firefox 3.0 or later Software Microsoft Office XP Microsoft Office Suite 2003 / 2007 OpenOffice OpenOffice Windows Media Player 9.0 Windows Media Player 11.0 Hardware 20 GB Hard Drive 40 GB Hard Drive or better CD-ROM CD-ROM Speakers Stereo Speakers Black & White Printer Color Jet Printer Macintosh Minimum Recommended Operating System OS X 10 OS X 10.4 or later (Leopard) Processor G3 (400 MHz) G4 (1 GHz) or greater Memory 256 MB 1 GB Display 17" SVGA 19" SVGA Monitor High color (16 bit) True color (32 bit) 800 x 600 Resolution 1280 x 1024 Resolution or higher Connection 56k (Dial-up) Broadband (Cable / DSL) Browser Firefox 1.5 Firefox 3.0 Software Office version X Microsoft Office 2004: Student & Teacher Ed. Microsoft now offers a free plug-in for MAC users in Quicktime Quicktime that uses the Flip4Mac technology. You may download this plug in at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx? FamilyId=915D874D-D747-4180-A400- 5F06B1B5E559&displaylang=en Hardware 20 GB Hard Drive 40 GB Hard Drive or better CD-ROM CD-ROM Speakers Stereo Speakers Black & White Printer Color Jet Printer 33
  • 36. 5. Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance The following table displays the tuition schedule. To ensure that a college education at AAU is affordable, tuition rates are kept at reasonable, competitive levels. Tuition and fees, however, are subject to change at the discretion of AAU. Tuition Schedule Semester Credit Hour as of July, 2008 Undergraduate 1 Semester 3 Semester 15 Semester Degree Level Credit Hour Credit Hours Credit Hours Student $298 $894 $4,470 Military/Veteran Student $250 $750 $3,750 Tuition is the total student cost for all course instruction and student support. The tuition for AAU courses and degree programs is computed based on semester credit hours. A standard course consists of three credit hours. Students typically enroll in two courses at a time and start the courses on the same date. A second option allows the student to choose a start date for the second course eight weeks from the start date for the first course. A student may petition to concurrently enroll into as many as five courses per semester. Textbooks and other study materials that are required for course completion are provided at no additional student cost. The cost of those materials is offset by an AAU textbook grant program. Fee Schedule Normal university fees are waived for AAU students*: x Admission Fee $0 x Registration Fee $0 x Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee $0 x Technology Fee $0 x Transcript Fee $0 x Graduation Fee $0 x Shipping and Handling Fee* $0 *Please see the Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy for information on the non refundable portion of total tuition for students who withdraw from the University. Other charges, including non-sufficient funds on returned payment may be assessed based on student activity. *Shipping(ground) and handling fees are waived for the continental U.S., APO and FPO addresses. All other shipping and handling expense will be based on actual carrier costs in effect at the time of shipment. 34
  • 37. Financial Assistance Qualified AAU students may be eligible for 3rd party private loans, military tuition assistance, paid in full enrollments, and employee reimbursement plans to finance their education. 1. Education Loans AAU offers student education loans through Sallie Mae Private Career Student Loan programs. An AAU representative will guide prospective students through the application process to determine eligibility. Sallie Mae Career Loan As low as $10/month for first 12 payments Low monthly payments No pre-payment penalties Zero Down Co-Borrower options 2. Tuition Assistance for Military Students Most active-duty military personnel, along with Army Reservists and Army National Guard members, qualify for their branch’s Tuition Assistance program. In most cases, eligible personnel who enroll have no out-of-pocket expenses due to AAU’s affordable tuition, no additional cost for textbooks and zero fees policy. For questions about eligibility, please contact the base education office for details. 3. Employer Tuition Reimbursement Distance education is a convenient and affordable corporate training resource for employers. Your company human resources department will have information about their tuition reimbursement benefits and how to apply. Military Spouse Scholarship Eligibility and Restrictions: x The service member must enroll using Tuition Assistance (TA) for a minimum of two courses (6 credits). x The spouse is eligible to receive a $750 tuition voucher toward an Allied Business Schools business, medical or real estate vocational course x The spouse may be enrolled immediately after the service member is enrolled and the TA voucher is received and processed x The spouse must complete the current course before becoming eligible to enroll into a subsequent course x The spouse scholarship is valid and will be processed only at the time the service member enrolls as a new student or reenrolls as a retained student – there is no option for a retroactive spouse enrollment x The spouse must provide proof of marriage to the active duty service member who is using Tuition Assistance (TA) to enroll as an AAU student 35
  • 38. Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy A student may cancel an enrollment or withdraw from the University by following the procedures outlined below. Any money due the student will be refunded within 30 days. Any course that has not reached its Start Date can be cancelled. If the course(s) has already reached the Start Date, a withdrawal must occur. Cancellation and Refund An enrollment may be cancelled anytime prior to the scheduled Start Date. Courses that have reached their Start Date must be withdrawn from. Cancellations made within five (5) calendar days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement is signed will receive a full refund. Requests for refund can be made in any manner; however, it is recommended that the request be e-mailed to the University to ensure that a timely, documented record of the request is created. The cancellation date is the date that the request is received by the University. A student will receive a full refund of any tuition paid during this period. If the enrollment is cancelled at this point, all shipments from AAU should be refused and/or returned to: Allied American University Attn: Returns Department 296 Harper Street Nelsonville, OH 45764. A student who cancels a course later than five (5) days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement is signed will be subject to a non refundable 20% portion of the total tuition amount on the enrollment agreement up to a maximum of $200. The remaining tuition will be refunded based on the following refund timetable: During Week 1 100% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 2 80% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 3 60% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 4 40% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 5 20% of the tuition will be refunded After Week 5 0% of the tuition will be refunded 36
  • 39. Withdrawal and Refund A student who finds it necessary for any reason to withdraw from a course or from the University completely should inform Student Affairs of his or her intention and complete a formal Withdrawal Request Form. A student who withdraws from a course will be subject to a non refundable 20% portion of the total tuition amount on the enrollment agreement up to a maximum of $200. x If the enrollment agreement is for multiple courses, the 20% is deducted from the tuition of the course(s) withdrawn from x A course that has already reached its Start Date will be refunded based on the previous refund timetable. The effective withdrawal date is the date which Student Affairs received the Withdrawal Request form. It is to a student’s advantage to follow the formal withdrawal procedures in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Student Affairs to verify the effect that any change in course load will have on the student’s financial assistance or obligations. For Veteran students the VA Office will be notified. Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA Benefits may be affected. Repeating Courses Students who earn a punitive grade may repeat their course at the discounted Tuition of $75. Any student who has been awarded a non-punitive grade (Withdrawal, Cancellation, and Administrative Withdrawal) will be required to pay the standard course tuition. Please refer to the Repeated Courses section as it relates to academic policies. Administrative Withdrawal Administrative withdrawal refers to a student withdrawal which is initiated by the institution. AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from the institution for reasons which include but are not limited to: x Failing to complete the registration process x Failing to participate in classes x Failing to return when scheduled from an approved leave of absence x “Dropping out” in the middle of a term x Plagiarism x Computer tampering If a student faces Administrative Withdrawal, then notification will be made by mail or e- mail through Academic Affairs. A student who disputes the action should contact the Academic Dean and prepare a written response to the notification. 37
  • 40. 6. Rights and Responsibilities Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records The California Administrative Code Section 18804(a) requires colleges and universities to maintain student records for a period of five years after final enrollment, with exception of the student's permanent record. AAU’s policy regarding confidentiality is in keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which affords student certain rights with respect to their education records, a summary of which follows. They are: 1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day AAU receives a request for access. 2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate. 3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. School officials are individuals or entities working for or on the behalf of the educational institution. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. As allowed within FERPA guidelines, AAU may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. 4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failure by Allied American University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. At its discretion, AAU may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Registrar in writing; please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act. A complete text of AAU’s Annual Notification to Students of their Rights under FERPA is contained on the web page of the Office of the Registrar. Complaint Procedure Anyone who experiences harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation should immediately seek assistance from the University Compliance Office. Anyone who experiences an unsatisfactory interaction with AAU personnel or AAU faculty may file a complaint through the appropriate administrator by phone or e-mail. 38
  • 41. Student Grievances AAU has a responsibility to protect the rights of students and ensure compliance with its nondiscrimination policy by providing a process for those who desire to file a grievance against the University, including any claim of discrimination. Students who allege discrimination, harassment, or a violation of an AAU policy must present their grievance in writing to the academic dean within three (3) weeks of the incident. Such grievances will be heard by the University’s academic review committee. A campus decision based upon the committee’s recommendation may be appealed to the academic dean within ten (10) days of the date the student receives the decision from the campus. Other grievances or requests for policy exceptions must be submitted in writing to AAU’s academic dean who will determine the appropriate course of action or render a decision. Grievances relating to financial aid, account balances or collections must be reviewed by AAU management before being submitted to the academic dean. When such a grievance is received by the dean, it will generally be forwarded to the University president for a final decision if it cannot be resolved informally. Non-Discrimination Policy Allied American University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or Vietnam–era veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment practices. The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and regulations, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If any student or applicant has a question or concern regarding compliance with this policy, that student or applicant may direct the question or concern to the director of personnel and development. 39
  • 42. Harassment Policy It is the policy of Allied American University that the educational environment be free of all forms of improper or unlawful harassment including sexual harassment or sexually offensive conduct. Conduct on the part of faculty, staff or students which would violate this policy includes, but is not limited to: x Unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances x Requests for sexual favors x Any suggestion, whether overt or subtle, that a grade or other academic achievement is dependent upon the granting of sexual favors or submission to sexual requests x Unwelcome physical contact, including patting, pinching, hugging, kissing, fondling, etc. x Offensive conduct, verbal or written, including sexually explicit jokes, comments, innuendo or other tasteless actions that would offend a reasonably sensitive person x The display of sexually offensive pictures, posters, illustrations or objects x Slurs, jokes, or ridicule based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender or disability Conduct deemed to be in violation of this policy is prohibited and will not be tolerated by Allied American University. Retaliation, in any form, against the person raising such a concern will also not be tolerated. Any student or applicant who has a question or concern regarding compliance with this policy may direct the question or concern to the director of personnel and development. Americans with Disabilities Act AAU complies with the American with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as state and local requirements concerning students with disabilities. AAU grants reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are granted if the request: x Is based on documented individual needs x Does not compromise essential requirements of a course or a program x Does not impose a financial administrative burden on AAU beyond what is deemed reasonable and customary 40
  • 43. 7. Programs and Course Catalog Curriculum Course offerings and course codes are subject to change. Allied American University offers program options to students through their Certificate Programs and their Degree Programs. Certificate Programs Certificate programs allow students to focus on a particular topic of interest through a five-course program of study. AAU offers three types of certificate programs at the undergraduate level: introduction, general, and advanced. Certificates at the introduction and general levels are open to applicants who have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Advanced certificate programs are available for students who have either an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and seek specific knowledge in one subject area. x The undergraduate certificate programs require 15 credits x Students must earn at least 6 credits of graded coursework with a C or better at AAU x Certificate requirements are determined by the student's catalog year provided that the student maintains continuous enrollment x All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward a degree x Students are not permitted to enroll concurrently in multiple programs in the same academic discipline. For example a student who had previously completed a Web Design Certificate might be able to apply his/her credits toward a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree, however, a student may not be enrolled in a Web Design Certificate program and an Computer Information Systems degree program at the same time x Certificate program prerequisites must be met x All Undergraduate Certificate Programs require the completion of the AAU Online Orientation for students in addition to the credit hour requirements listed Allied American University offers fourteen certificate programs. Introduction type includes courses from 100 and 200 level with all prerequisites included. General type includes courses from 100, 200, 300, 400 level with all prerequisites included. Advanced type includes courses from 300 and 400 level with a perquisite requirement of an AA/AS from that program area or all prerequisites have been met. x Business Administration x Criminal Justice o Introduction – Business o General - Criminal Justice o Advanced - Finance o General - Criminal Investigations o Advanced - Internet Marketing o General - Law Enforcement o Advanced - Management o General - Terrorism and Security o Advanced - Forensic Investigation x Computer Information Systems o Introduction - Computer Programming o General - Computer Applications o General - Web Design o Advanced - Web Programming o Advanced - IT Management 41
  • 44. Certificate Programs in Business Administration Credits Business ACC101: Introduction to Accounting 3 BUS244: Finance for Managers 3 ECN150: Introduction to Economics 3 MGT105: Essentials of Management 3 MKT220: Principles of Marketing 3 15 Credits Finance BUS350: Quantitative Methods 3 ECN320: Microeconomics 3 ECN321: Macroeconomics 3 FIN335: Financial Management and Analysis I 3 FIN435: Financial Management and Analysis II 3 15 Credits Internet Marketing MKT306: Marketing Research 3 MKT308: Marketing Management 3 MKT434: Marketing in the New Economy 3 MKT451: Internet Marketing 3 MGT495: E-Business 3 15 Credits Management BUS306: Business and Society 3 MGT305: Quality Management 3 MGT320: Leasdership in Organizations 3 BUS364: Organizational Behavior 3 MGT494: Strategic Management 3 15 Credits 42
  • 45. Certificate Programs in Computer Information Systems Credits Computer ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems or Applications CIS105: Intro to Computer Science 3 ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals 3 ISY205: Microsoft Access 3 ISY206: Microsoft Excel 3 ISY301: Web Page Design I 3 15 Credits Computer ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems or Programming CIS105: Intro to Computer Science 3 CIS110: Introduction to Computer Programming 3 CIS211: Data Structures I 3 CIS221: Data Structures II 3 CIS280: Programming in C# 3 15 Credits IT Management ISY315: Networking and Telecommunications 3 ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems 3 MIS335: Information Systems Analysis 3 MIS336: Information Systems Design and Implementation 3 MIS340: Management Information systems 3 15 Credits Web Design CIS105: Intro to Computer Science 3 ISY301: Web Page Design I 3 ISY302: Web Page Design II 3 ISY332: Java Script 3 ISY425: Independent Web Design Project 3 15 Credits Web Programming CIS115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic 3 CIS250: Windows Programming Using Visual Basic .NET 3 CIS251: Advanced Visual Basic 3 ISY332: Java Script 3 ISY370: Active Server Pages 3 15 43
  • 46. Certificate Programs in Criminal Justice Credits Criminal CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration 3 Investigations CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology 3 CRJ210: Criminal Investigations 3 CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigations I 3 CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigations II 3 15 Credits Criminal Justice CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration 3 CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology 3 CRJ210: Criminal Investigations or 3 CRJ200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence CRJ301: Criminal Law 3 CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 15 Credits Forensic CRJ320: Forensic Investigation 3 Investigations CRJ210: Criminal Investigations 3 CRJ350: Homicide Investigations I 3 CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II 3 CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation 3 15 Credits Law Enforcement CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures 3 CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 CRJ270: Police Management 3 CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 CRJ495: Police Patrol 3 15 Credits Terrorism & CRJ 110- Introduction to Criminology 3 Security CRJ 120- Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 CRJ 210-Criminal Investigations 3 CRJ 460- Investigation of Terrorism 3 CRJ 493-Security Systems, Procedures and Developments 3 15 44
  • 47. Degree Programs Course offerings and course codes are subject to change. Allied American University offers eight degree programs: x Associate of Science in Business Administration x Bachelor of Science in Business Administration x Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems x Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems x Associate of Science in Criminal Justice x Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice x Associate of Arts in General Studies x Bachelor of Arts in General Studies All first-time AAU students must complete the Allied Online Orientation course. This is shown as the first course in all Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree plans below and not shown in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree plans below. Programs may require prerequisites prior to admission. Recommendations by professional organizations provide guidance on appropriate prerequisites. Types of occupational titles are listed after each Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree Plan. Information on occupations can be found at Dictionary of Occupational Titles, http://www.occupationalinfo.org 45
  • 48. Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework in basic business concepts and skills in order to contribute and create solutions for contemporary business problems. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing and accounting concepts to improve operational performance and aid in decision making skills. Students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Program Objectives 1. Develop analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies and techniques to solve complex business problems 4. Implement and apply current technical solutions to business activities, systems and processes 5. Apply sound management principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating and decision making to business operations 6. Enter AAU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree program without further academic preparation 46
  • 49. Degree Plan AS Business Administration Course Pre- General Prefix/Number Course Title Credits requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 1 ORI100 Allied Online Orientation for Students 0 0 0 0 ISY101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 None 0 3 0 ECN150 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 None 3 0 0 ENG160 English Composition I 3 None 0 3 0 None or MAT115 or MAT120 Business Problem Solving or College Algebra 3 None 0 3 0 MGT105 Essentials of Management 3 None 3 0 0 Semester Credits 15 6 9 0 Semester 2 None, or MAT115 or ACC101 or ACC225* Introduction to Accounting or Accounting I 3 MAT120 3 0 0 ECN151 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 None 3 0 0 ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0 PHI107 Introduction to Ethics 3 None 0 3 0 Science or Computer Information Systems Gen Ed Elective-100-200 Level** 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 6 9 0 Semester 3 ACC101 or ACC105 or ACC227* Managerial Accounting or Accounting II 3 ACC225 3 0 0 COM120 Principles of Speech Communication 3 None 0 3 0 MKT220 Principles of Marketing 3 None 3 0 0 Gen Ed Behav./Social Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 6 3 Semester 4 BUS230 Principles of Business Law I 3 None 3 0 0 FIN202 Personal Finance 3 None 3 0 0 SOC250 Society and Technology 3 None 0 3 0 Gen Ed Behav./Social Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 6 3 Total Credits Required 60 24 30 6 *Student is required to take the ACC 225/227 series if going on to a Bachelor of Science Degree 47
  • 50. Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare students for entry-level management positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems. Students will acquire the critical knowledge and skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short-, medium-, and long-term organizational performance. Program Objectives 1. Analyze the external and internal influences on business institutions and practices 2. Identify the structures in business organizations that can be managed for productivity 3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of business leaders and professionals in business, industry and non-profit organizations 4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen business field 5. Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in business practices and institutions 7. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment 8. Enter a graduate level program without further academic preparation 48
  • 51. Degree Plan BS Business Administration General Course # Course Name Credits Pre-requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 5 BUS210 Business Statistics I 3 MAT115 or MAT120 3 0 0 BUS305 Business Research and Communications 3 None 3 0 0 ECN320 Microeconomics 3 ECN150 3 0 0 Gen Ed Behav./Social Science Elective-300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 3 3 Semester 6 BUS306 Business and Society 3 MGT105 3 0 0 BUS354 Ethical Decision Making for Business 3 None 3 0 0 ECN321 Macroeconomics 3 ECN151 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 0 6 Semester 7 BUS364 Organizational Behavior 3 None 3 0 0 BUS210, ECN320, FIN335 Financial Management and Analysis I 3 MGT105 3 0 0 MGT320 Leadership in Organizations 3 MGT105 3 0 0 Science or Computer Information Systems Gen Ed Elective-300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 3 3 Semester 8 MGT305 Quality Management 3 MGT105 3 0 0 MGT494 Strategic Management 3 BUS306, MGT105 3 0 0 Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment BUS499 Senior Capstone 3 in last required course 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 0 6 Total Credits Required for Semesters 5-8 60 36 6 18 Total Credits Required for Semesters 1-8 120 60 36 24 The following are just a few examples of the careers that Allied American University graduates can pursue with a degree in Business Administration. 169.267-038: Cost Estimator 216.132-010: Accounting Manager 186.167-046: Property Manager 189.117-014: Marketing Director 162.157-038: Purchasing Agent 169.167-034: Office Manager 162.157-018: Buyer 163.167-018: Sales Manager 49
  • 52. Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program is designed for students seeking to acquire a complete framework in basic computer and information management concepts and skills in order to contribute to creating solutions for contemporary problems in computer science and information management. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses, students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply programming, databases, and internet skills. Students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems. Program Objectives 1. Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. Use critical thinking, creative, and logical analysis, strategies, and techniques to solve complex computer and information systems problems 4. Implement and apply current technical solutions to computer and information systems activities, systems and processes 5. Apply sound computer and information systems principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating and decision making to operations 6. Enter AAU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems without further academic preparation Special Attention to Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) provides guidance for the Computer Information Systems program. According to the ACM, students are expected, as a prerequisite, to have a basic proficiency in the fundamental tools of personal computing such as e-mail, web browsing, spreadsheets, word processing, desktop database management systems, presentation graphics and external database retrieval tools. 50
  • 53. Degree Plan AS Computer Information Systems General Course # Course Name Credits Pre-requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 1 ORI100 Allied Online Orientation for Students 0 0 0 0 CIS105 Introduction to Computer Science 3 None 3 0 0 ISY101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 None 3 0 0 ENG160 English Composition I 3 None 0 3 0 MAT115 or Business Problem Solving or College MAT120 Algebra 3 None or None 0 3 0 PHI107 Introduction to Ethics 3 None 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 6 9 0 Semester2 CIS110 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 CIS105 or ISY101 3 0 0 CIS201 Discrete Mathematics 3 MAT120 3 0 0 Introduction to Programming with Visual CIS115 Basic 3 CIS105 or ISY101 3 0 0 ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0 SOC250 Society and Technology 3 None 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 9 6 0 Semester 3 CIS211 Data Structures I 3 CIS110 3 0 0 COM120 Principles of Speech Communication 3 None 0 3 0 ISY205 Microsoft Access 3 CIS105 or ISY101 3 0 0 Behav./Soc. Science Elective-100-200 Gen Ed Level 3 0 3 0 Science or Computer Information Systems Gen Ed Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 6 9 0 Semester 4 CIS210 Computer Organization 3 CIS110, MAT120, 3 0 0 CIS221 Data Structures II 3 CIS211 3 0 0 Behav./Soc. Science Elective-100-200 Gen Ed Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 3 6 Total Credits Required 60 27 27 6 51
  • 54. Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems is to prepare students for entry-level computer science positions in business, industry and non- profit organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of computer and information science concepts and skills to create solutions to contemporary problems in computer science and information management. Students will acquire the critical and current knowledge and skills needed to integrate software engineering, programming, database development, Internet and information management. Program Objectives 1. Analyze the external and internal influences on computer and information systems institutions and practices 2. Identify the structures in computer and information systems organizations that impact the profession 3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of computer and information systems leaders and professionals in various organizations 4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field within computer and information systems 5. Make effective computer science and information systems decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in computer and information systems practices and institutions 7. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a computer and information systems environment 8. Enter a graduate level program without further academic preparation 52
  • 55. Degree Plan BS Computer Information Systems General Course # Course Name Credits Pre-requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 5 CIS310 Programming Language Concepts 3 CIS221 3 0 0 ISY301 Web Page Design I 3 CIS105 or ISY101 3 0 0 ENG310 Technical Writing 3 None 3 0 0 PHI320 Computer Ethics 3 None 3 0 0 Science or Computer Information Gen Ed Systems Elective-300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 12 3 0 Semester 6 CIS330 Algorithm Design and Analysis 3 CIS201, CIS221 3 0 0 ISY302 Web Page Design II 3 ISY301 3 0 0 Networking and CIS210 (CIS Major) ISY315 Telecommunications 3 or ISY101 (other) 3 0 0 Behav/Social Science Elective- 300- Gen Ed 400 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 3 3 Semester 7 CIS410 Computer Architecture 3 CIS210 3 0 0 ISY325 Introduction to Database Systems 3 CIS105 or ISY101 3 0 0 ISY410 TCP/IP Networking 3 ISY315 3 0 0 Elective CIS or ISY Elective-300-400 Level 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 12 0 3 Semester 8 ISY375 Advanced Database Systems 3 ISY325 3 0 0 Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment ISY499 Senior Capstone 3 in last required course 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 0 9 Total Credits Required for Semesters 5-8 60 39 6 15 Total Credits Required for Semesters 1-8 120 66 33 21 The following are just a few examples of the careers that Allied American University graduates can pursue with a degree in Computer Information Systems. 030.162-010: Computer Programmer 169.167-082: Computer Operations Manager 030.167-014: Computer Systems Analyst 169.167-030: Information Systems Manager 039.162-010: Database Administrator 030.062-010: Computer Software Engineer 033.162-018: Computer Technical Support Spec. 033.167-010: Computer Systems Engineer 53
  • 56. Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations, or to upgrade their present status in branches of law enforcement or in federal, state, local, and private agencies. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills in order to create solutions for contemporary problems in criminal justice and administration. Upon successful completion of the program, students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply criminology, administration, criminal investigations, procedures and evidence. Students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Program Objectives 1. Develop analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. Demonstrate a foundation of criminal justice knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies, and techniques to solve complex problems in criminal justice 4. Implement and apply current technical solutions to criminal justice activities, systems and processes 5. Apply sound criminal justice principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating and decision making to operations 6. Enter AAU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice without further academic preparation 54
  • 57. Degree Plan AS Criminal Justice General Course # Course Name Credits Pre-requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 1 ORI100 Allied Online Orientation for Students 0 0 0 0 CRJ100 Introduction to Justice Administration 3 None 3 0 0 CRJ120 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 None 3 0 0 ENG160 English Composition I 3 None 0 3 0 ISY101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 None 0 3 0 Gen Ed Behav./Social Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 6 9 0 Semester 2 CRJ110 Introduction to Criminology 3 None 3 0 0 ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0 MAT115 or MAT120 Business Problem Solving or College Algebra 3 None 0 3 0 PHI107 Introduction to Ethics 3 None 0 3 0 Gen Ed Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 3 12 0 Semester 3 CRJ125 The Corrections Process 3 None 3 0 0 CRJ200 Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence 3 CRJ100 3 0 0 CRJ210 Criminal Investigations 3 CRJ110 3 0 0 SOC250 Society and Technology 3 None 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 3 3 Semester 4 COM120 Principles of Speech Communication 3 None 0 3 3 CRJ223 Criminal Procedure 3 CRJ100 3 0 0 CRJ230 Criminal Evidence 3 CRJ200 3 0 0 Gen Ed Behav./Soc. Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 6 3 Total Semester Credits Required 60 24 30 6 55
  • 58. Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for entry-level criminal justice positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of criminal justice concepts and skills to create solutions to contemporary problems in criminal justice. Students will acquire the critical and current knowledge and skills needed to integrate administration, laws, procedures of investigation and evidence and organizational law enforcement management. Program Objectives 1. Analyze the external and internal influences on criminal justice institutions and practices 2. Identify the structures in criminal justice organizations that can be managed and supervised 3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of criminal justice leaders and professionals in various organizations 4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen criminal justice field 5. Make effective decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in criminal justice practices and institutions 7. Demonstrate effective writing skills for a criminal justice environment 8. Enter a graduate level program without further academic preparation 56
  • 59. Degree Plan BS Criminal Justice General Course # Course Name Credits Pre-requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 5 MAT115 or BUS210 Business Statistics I 3 MAT120 3 0 0 CRJ240 Juvenile Justice 3 CRJ100 3 0 0 CRJ301 Criminal Law 3 CRJ100 3 0 0 Behav/Social Sciences Elective-300- Gen Ed 400 Level 3 0 3 0 Gen Ed Science Elective-300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 9 6 0 Semester 6 CRJ270 Police Management 3 CRJ120 3 0 0 CRJ320 Forensic Investigation 3 CRJ200 3 0 0 CRJ305 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 None 3 0 0 CRJ325 Advanced Criminal Investigation I 3 CRJ210 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 12 0 3 Semester 7 CRJ335 Kinesic Interviewing 3 CRJ 200 3 0 0 CRJ350 Homicide Investigation I 3 CRJ210 3 0 0 CRJ480 Investigation of Computer Crime 3 CRJ210 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 0 6 Semester 8 CRJ460 Investigation of Terrorism 3 CRJ210 3 0 0 Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment in last CRJ499 Senior Capstone 3 required course 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 0 9 Total Credits Required for Semesters 5-8 60 36 6 18 Total Credits Required for Semesters 1-8 120 60 36 24 The following are just a few examples of the careers that Allied American University graduates can pursue with a degree in Criminal Justice: 375.263-014: Law Enforcement Officer 375.167-042: Criminal Investigator 189.167-034: Private Security Officer 187.117-018: Warden 372.667-018: Corrections Officer 189.167-054: Security Specialist (Consultant) 243.362-101: Court Clerk 195.107-042: Correctional Treatment Specialist 57
  • 60. Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations depending on the concentrations selected. The program provides a liberal arts education and allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in a career-related areas. Upon successful completion of general education courses in a career-related area, students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Studies. Program Objectives 1. Develop analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. Demonstrate a foundation in liberal arts through specific knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies and techniques to solve complex individual and social problems 4. Implement and apply current technical solutions to individual and social activities, systems, and processes 5. Apply sound general principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating and decision making to individual and social operations 6. Enter AAU’s Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without further academic preparation Special Attention to Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies Students interested in an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the following special features of this degree plan. The Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration includes 60 credits with 33 credits in the general education curriculum and 27 credits as electives. If students chose to declare a concentration, then 33 credits are in general education, 15 credits are in a concentration and 12 credits as electives. The three concentration students may choose from include Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Criminal Justice. Within Business Administration courses can come from Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Within Computer Information Systems courses can come from Computer Science and Information Systems. Within Criminal Justice courses can come from Criminal Justice. 58
  • 61. Degree Plan AA General Studies without a Concentration Pre- Course # Course Name Credits requisite General Ed Elective Semester 1 Allied Online Orientation for ORI100 Students 0 0 0 Principles of Speech COM120 Communication 3 None 3 0 ENG160 English Composition I 3 None 3 0 Introduction to Computer ISY101 Systems 3 None 3 0 MAT115 or Business Problem Solving or MAT120 College Algebra 3 None 3 0 Behav./Social Science Elective- Gen Ed 100-200 Level 3 3 3 Semester Credits 15 15 0 Semester 2 ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 3 0 Gen Ed Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 9 Semester 3 PHI107 Introduction to Ethics 3 None 3 0 SOC250 Society and Technology 3 None 3 0 Behav./Social Science Elective Gen Ed (100-200) 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 9 6 Semester 4 Gen Ed Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 12 Total Semester Credits Required 60 33 27 59
  • 62. Degree Plan AA General Studies with a Concentration Pre- General Course # Course Name Credits requisite Major Ed Elective Semester 1 Allied Online Orientation for ORI100 Students 0 0 0 0 COM120 Principles of Speech Communication 3 None 0 3 0 ENG160 English Composition I 3 None 0 3 0 ISY101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 None 0 3 0 MAT115 or Business Problem Solving or MAT120 College Algebra 3 None 0 3 0 Behav./Social Science Elective-100- Gen Ed 200 Level 3 0 3 0 Semester Credits 15 0 15 0 Semester 2 ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0 Gen Ed Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration Elective 100-200 Level* 3 3 0 0 Concentration Elective 100-200 Level* 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 6 3 Semester 3 PHI107 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 0 SOC250 Society and Technology 3 0 3 0 Behav./Social Science Elective (100- Gen Ed 200) 3 0 3 0 Concentration Elective 100-200 Level* 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 9 3 Semester 4 Gen Ed Science Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration Elective 100-200 Level* 3 3 0 0 Concentration Elective 100-200 Level* 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 3 6 Total Semester Credits Required 60 15 33 12 *NOTE: Concentration options to choose from: Business Administration: ACC, BUS, ECN, FIN, MGT, or MKT Computer Information Systems: CIS or ISY courses Criminal Justice: CRJ courses 60
  • 63. Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a substantial core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in career-related areas. Students may design an undergraduate program that can more readily meet their career and personal-development goals. Students will learn concepts and skills from a broad base of career-related areas to create solutions to contemporary problems. Students will acquire the critical skills needed to integrate and complement their individual interests, abilities, and intellectual and practical concerns. Program Objectives 1. Analyze social, economic and political influences on personal and social behavior 2. Identify the structures in organizations that interact in social and professional environments 3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of leaders and professionals in a variety of disciplines and fields 4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field of personal and professional interest 5. Make effective personal and professional decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in individual and social practices and institutions 7. Demonstrate effective writing skills in professional environments 8. Enter a graduate level program without further academic preparation Special Attention to Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies builds on the associate degree level. Students interested in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the following special features of this degree plan. A student may get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration or with a concentration. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration curriculum includes 120 credits with 51 credits from general education and 69 credits from electives. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies with a concentration curriculum includes 120 credits with 27 credits in a major concentration, 51 credits from general education, and 42 credits from electives. The three concentration students may choose from include Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Criminal Justice. Within Business Administration courses can come from Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Within Computer Information Systems courses can come from Computer Science and Information Systems. Within Criminal Justice courses can come from Criminal Justice. 61
  • 64. Degree Plan BA in General Studies without a Concentration Semester 5 Pre- General Course # Course Name Credits requisite Education Elective MAT115 or BUS210 Business Statistics I 3 MAT120 3 0 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective-100-200 Gen Ed Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 9 Semester 6 Behav/Social Science Elecive-300-400 Gen Ed Level 3 3 0 Gen Ed Science Elective-300-400 Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 6 9 Semester 7 Gen Ed 300-400 Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 12 Semester 8 Gen Ed 300-400 Level 3 3 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 12 Total Credits Required for Semesters 5-8 60 18 42 Without a Concentration Total Credits Required for Semesters 1-8 120 51 69 62
  • 65. Degree Plan BA General Studies with a Concentration Semester 5 Pre- General Course # Course Name Credits requisite Concentration Education Elective MAT115 or BUS210 Business Statistics I 3 MAT120 0 3 0 Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed Elective-100-200 Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration* 300-400 Level 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 6 6 Semester 6 Behav/Social Science Gen Ed Elecive-300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Science Elective-300-400 Gen Ed Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration* 300-400 Level 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 6 6 Semester 7 Gen Ed 300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration* 300-400 Level 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 3 9 Semester 8 Gen Ed 300-400 Level 3 0 3 0 Concentration* 300-400 Level 3 3 0 0 Undistributed Elective 100-200 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Undistributed Elective 300-400 Level 3 0 0 3 Semester Credits 15 3 3 9 Total Credits Required for Semesters 5-8 60 12 18 30 With a Total Credits Required Concentration for Semesters 1-8 120 27 51 42 NOTE: Concentration options to choose from: Business Administration: ACC, BUS, ECN, FIN, MGT, MIS, or MKT Computer Information Systems: CIS or ISY courses Criminal Justice: CRJ courses 63
  • 66. Undergraduate Course Descriptions ACC101: Introduction to Accounting ANT202: Introduction to Anthropology This course introduces students to the basic This foundational course examines the core concepts of accounting, including the effects of perspectives, concepts and methods of cultural transactions on financial statements, accounting anthropology. It presents the uniqueness of the for professional and merchandising operations, anthropological approach to the study of humans payroll accounting and accounting controls. as well as practical applications of anthropology Credit: 3 semester credits to our lives. The course incorporates the holistic nature of anthropology and emphasizes the ACC105: Managerial Accounting scientific approach. This course examines the principles and Credit: 3 semester credits procedures for developing accounting information for managerial decision-making, ANT313: Independent Research in including product costing, cost-volume-profit Anthropology analysis and pricing and expenditure procedures. This course provides opportunities for advanced Credit: 3 semester credits study of specific topics in Anthropology that are Prerequisite: ACC101 not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a ACC225: Principles of Accounting I foundation course or investigate a related topic This course provides a strong foundation in by doing in depth research into the subject. accounting principles. It introduces the critical Students will learn research skills in design, role of accounting in business and answers the methodology and writing. The student fulfills the need for business students to understand the requirement for the course through the essentials of accounting: the basic accounting submission of a final research paper or a problem, various accounting issues and concepts scholarly report. and related practical applications. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MAT115 or MAT120 ART100: Introduction to Art History This course is an entry-level survey of art history ACC227: Principles of Accounting II that begins with primitive cave paintings from This course is a continuation of Accounting I, Lascoux, France and progresses to 20th Century and builds on the foundation in accounting by art from around the world. It covers a variety of introducing the managerial aspects of artistic movements ranging from Classic Greek, accounting. This course explores the critical role Baroque, Rococo and the Impressionists. of management accounting in managing a Credit: 3 semester credits business, and it answers the need for business students to understand the essentials of the BIO130: Fundamentals of Biology subject: costing, management operations, This course introduces the essential principles of reporting of assets, debt financing and stocks and biology and the structure of biological systems. bonds. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ACC225 64
  • 67. BIO313: Independent Research in Biology BUS244: Finance for Managers This course provides opportunities for advanced This is a survey course designed to provide study of specific topics in Biology that are not students with a comprehensive understanding of offered in the curriculum. Students will expand the bedrock principles of corporate finance. The on a topic that has been studied in a foundation subject of financial management is comprised of course or investigate a related topic by doing in many concepts as well as a number of analytical depth research into the subject. Students will methods and tools. This course prepares students learn research skills in design, methodology and to understand and to be able to apply financial writing. The student fulfills the requirement for management principles and concepts. the course through the submission of a final Credit: 3 semester credits research paper or a scholarly report. Credit: 3 semester credits BUS305: Business Research and Communications BIO330: Principles of Ecology This course examines real-world business This course explores the fundamental principles communication issues such as ethics, cultural of ecosystem processes, community and diversity, technology, teamwork, law, audience- ecosystem development, and species adaptation centered messages, and the writing process. It and diversity. teaches techniques, strategies, and writing forms Credit: 3 semester credits used in the professional world in order to achieve business goals and provides an understanding of BIO345: Marine Biology business research. This course is designed for non-biology majors Credit: 3 semester credits who have a basic biology background and an interest in biology and the marine environment. BUS306: Business and Society This course will review the basic tenets of This course examines the role of business in biology, as well as introduce you to the diversity society. The broad social, ethical, political, of life in the ocean, as well as their ecosystems environmental and technological themes and and habitats. trends are addressed and how they affect Credit: 3 semester credits business operation. It addresses a complex Prerequisite: BIO130 agenda of contemporary issues and their impact on business and its stakeholders. BUS210: Business Statistics I Credit: 3 semester credits This course introduces the role of statistics in Prerequisite: MGT105 business research and decision-making and lays the foundations of statistical analysis. Students BUS311: Business Statistics II will learn about distributions, measures of This course presents the nature, process and location and dispersion, probability, the normal methods of business research and the proper probability distribution, sampling and testing application of statistics within the process. It methods, and decision analysis. covers advanced topics in the statistical analysis Credit: 3 semester credits of business operations and describes the Prerequisite: MAT115 or MAT120 application of statistical procedures for the purposes of forecasting, quality control and BUS230: Principles of Business Law I decision-making. This course examines basic legal principles and Credit: 3 semester credits issues that concern business. It includes an Prerequisite: BUS210 overview of contracts, the uniform commercial code and bankruptcy law. Credit: 3 semester credits 65
  • 68. BUS313: Independent Research in Business. BUS354: Ethical Decision Making for This course provides opportunities for advanced Business study of specific topics in Business or related This course is designed to acquaint students with business core courses that are not offered in the the unique challenges of resolving ethical curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that dilemmas and making ethical decisions in today's has been studied in a foundation course or complex business organizations. This course investigate a related topic by doing in depth relies upon applying a stakeholder perspective research into the subject. Students will learn and value-based management approach to research skills in design, methodology and situations that involve groups and individuals writing. The student fulfills the requirement for who often have competing demands and the course through the submission of a final interpretations of a problem, crisis or research paper or a scholarly report. opportunity. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits BUS331: Business Law II BUS364: Organizational Behavior This course extends coverage of business-related This course offers a comprehensive introduction legal principles with emphasis on the different to the use of theory and research in business relationships and the legal structures organizational behavior. It is designed to that support them. These relationships include introduce the student to real-world examples of employer-employee, agency, property situations and challenges that managers have relationships, bailments, insurance and lender- faced in dealing with organizational behavior, borrower interactions. particularly with today's global marketplace and Credit: 3 semester credits the extensive use of Internet technologies. Prerequisite: BUS230 Managers of companies competing in this expanding global arena need current and relevant BUS350: Quantitative Methods skills to handle the organizational issues This course provides the information managers associated with the global workforce. need to have to make informed decisions. Credit: 3 semester credits Students will learn a basic understanding of statistics and how to properly present and BUS384: Entrepreneurship describe information, draw conclusions, improve This is an introductory course that provides processes and obtain reliable forecasts. The students with a solid understanding of the vital primary objective of the course is to provide the role played by entrepreneurs and manager with tools and techniques that will entrepreneurship in the 21st Century global enable him to participate in informed decision economy. Students will assess, explore, critique making. and analyze the phenomenon of Credit: 3 semester credits entrepreneurship. The course will focus on the creation of new ventures, the ways that they come into being and factors associated with their success. Credit: 3 semester credits 66
  • 69. BUS395: International Business CHM101: General Chemistry I This course presents the impact of international This course will introduce students to the business on countries, corporations and fundamentals of chemistry by exploring atoms, individuals. In-depth attention is paid to the role molecules, and ions, stoichiometry, reactions in of culture, policies and politics. Theoretical aqueous solutions, gases, energy relationships in foundations, market entry, strategy, and chemical reactions, the electronic structure of operations in international business are atoms, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. highlighted. The dimensions of ethics, social Credit: 3 semester credits responsibility and diversity are fully reflected Prerequisite: MAT120 through examples and case studies. A research component provides an opportunity to increase CHM105: General Chemistry II your knowledge and application of matters In this course students will continue their study relative to the international business of the fundamentals of chemistry by exploring environment. organic chemistry, intermolecular forces and Credit: 3 semester credits liquids and solids, physical properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical BUS474: Fundamentals of Project equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, Management redox reactions and electrochemistry, nuclear This course investigates the use of projects to chemistry, and organic polymers. accomplish goals, produce products, improve Credit: 3 semester credits processes and meet objectives. To illustrate and Prerequisite: CHM101 reinforce course concepts, a variety of projects, organizational settings, and issues will be CHM313: Independent Research in examined through case studies, scenarios and Chemistry. This course provides opportunities real-life projects. This course discusses topics for advanced study of specific topics in that include the role of the project manager in Chemistry that are not offered in the curriculum. managing the project life cycle including Students will expand on a topic that has been defining tasks, scheduling, allocating resources, studied in a foundation course or investigate a monitoring and controlling. related topic by doing in depth research into the Credit: 3 semester credits subject. Students will learn research skills in design, methodology and writing. The student BUS499: Senior Capstone fulfills the requirement for the course through the The capstone project allows students to apply the submission of a final research paper or a knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to scholarly report. the work environment. The Senior Capstone Credit: 3 semester credits emphasizes the student initiative in defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on CHM365: Society and Chemistry integration and application of theory through This course is designed for non-chemistry majors research. Students are encouraged to select work- who have a basic chemistry background and an related projects that are of particular interest to interest in how chemistry and the environment them and that will result in professional growth are intertwined. The course presents the basic and benefit the organization. tenets of chemistry relating to the environment, Credit: 3 semester credits energy, and health, and provides an Prerequisite: Completion of all major understanding of the chemical processes requirements or concurrent enrollment in last involved in the functioning body and required course environment. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CHM105 67
  • 70. CIS105: Introduction to Computer Science CIS210: Computer Organization This course is a first look at the entire computer This course introduces central concepts in science discipline, covering basic computer computer organization, assembly language and concepts like binary logic, how computer computer architecture. Computers are described hardware works, how programs are designed and as a series of layers, from higher-level languages written and advanced applications like artificial to logic gates, that are each an abstraction of the intelligence. It also provides an overview of the layer below. topics covered in the CIS major and introduces Credit: 3 semester credits students to terminology and concepts they will Prerequisite: CIS110, MAT120 see throughout their program. Credit: 3 semester credits CIS211: Data Structures I This course covers advanced topics such as CIS110: Introduction to Computer pointers, linked lists, and recursion, with an Programming emphasis on programming style. By the end of This course teaches the fundamentals of the course, students have greater familiarity with computer programming and problem solving the concepts of programming and a solid using the C++ programming language. It covers foundation from which to study complex data the building blocks of programming, how these structures. blocks are used and assembled into programs Credit: 3 semester credits and how basic programming problems are Prerequisite: CIS110, for CIS majors a grade of analyzed. B- or better is required Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105, for CIS majors CIS221: Data Structures II a grade of B- or better is required This course is a continuation of CIS211 and covers the concepts behind data structures such CIS115: Introduction to Programming with as stacks, queues and trees, and their associated Visual Basic operations, as well as standard algorithms for This course is an introduction to programming sorting and searching. The student gains using Visual Basic .NET. This course assumes experience using various data structures and no prior programming background and places encapsulating them into abstract data types. emphasis on general programming concepts over Credit: 3 semester credits Visual Basic specifics. While this course uses the Prerequisite: CIS211, for CIS majors a grade of Visual Basic language, the basic foundations of B- or better is required programming you will learn in this course extend to most programming languages. CIS250: Windows Programming Using Credit: 3 semester credits Visual Basic .NET Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 This course is an introduction to Windows programming using Visual Basic.NET. Although CIS201: Discrete Mathematics this course assumes some previous programming This is an introduction to discrete mathematics experience, it starts from the simplest Visual emphasizing those topics most useful to students Basic concepts, so it is suitable for students at in computer science. Students will learn about various levels of programming expertise. sets, relations, functions, graphs, trees, matching, Students will learn Visual Basic syntax and how the binomial theorem, combinations and to create graphical user interfaces in Windows. permutations, probability, recurrence relations, Credit: 3 semester credits iteration and finite state machines. Prerequisite: CIS110 or CIS115 Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MAT120 68
  • 71. CIS251: Advanced Visual Basic CIS340: Software Engineering This course is a continuation of CIS 250 This course demonstrates the principles of focusing on topics such as database and software engineering as they relate to medium component development. Students will develop and large scale projects. This course also several complete projects in a variety of styles. explores many of the techniques used to Credit: 3 semester credits maintain quality in software development, from Prerequisites: CIS250, ISY325 (CIS major) creating good specifications to testing software modules. Credit: 3 semester credits CIS260: Concepts of Java Prerequisite: CIS330 This course is an introduction to the Java programming language. It assumes previous CIS410: Computer Architecture experience with C++ equivalent to CIS110 and This course forms the bridge between the CIS211 courses and covers applets and hardware and operating systems views of a applications, threads, JFC, event processing, computer and completes students’ education in graphings and exception handling. the fundamentals of hardware, preparing them Credit: 3 semester credits for higher-level operating system concepts. Prerequisite: CIS211 Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CIS210 CIS280: Programming in C# C# (“C sharp”) is Microsoft’s newest language, CIS420: Operating Systems based on C++ and tailored to the needs of the This course explores the ways in which .NET environment. This course assumes some programs share memory and processor time. By previous programming experience but begins the end of the course, students will have seen the with basic C# syntax and covers Windows client last links in the chain that connects application programming. programs, layer by layer, all the way down to the Credit: 3 semester credits simplest hardware components. Prerequisite: CIS110 Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CIS410 CIS310: Programming Language Concepts This course teaches the principles behind the CIS499: Senior Capstone design and implementation of high-level The capstone course is the final course that a programming languages. Upon completing this student takes in the completion of the Bachelor course, students have both an understanding of of Science degree program in Computer how programming languages are created and Information Systems. As the student has their relationship with the underlying hardware, progressed through the degree program, many as well as the ability to evaluate the merits of new concepts, techniques, and technologies have existing and emerging languages. been examined. Now is the time to demonstrate Credit: 3 semester credits that knowledge. During this course, the student Prerequisite: CIS221 will work with an instructor to select a suitable topic, research that topic, and work through the CIS330: Algorithm Design and Analysis process of writing a research paper. This course is the study of the design and Credit: 3 semester credits analysis of algorithms through the study and Prerequisite: Completion of all major implementation of classic algorithms central to requirements or concurrent enrollment in last the discipline. Students study growth rates, required course classic and special purpose sorts, symbol tables, trees and tree structures and hashing. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisites: CIS201, CIS221 69
  • 72. COM120: Principles of Speech Communication CRJ100: Introduction to Justice This course introduces students to a holistic Administration approach to the field of human communication. The purpose of this course is to provide an Speech Communication covers principles and introduction to the justice administration system, theories that give insights into the encompassing police, courts and corrections communication process and general management. These three institutions must work communication behaviors. It engages students to together to achieve an effective overall system practice effective communication in various for the protection of public safety and order, the contexts. Students learn skills to critically impartial and fair trial of those accused of crime, analyze and apply methods of persuasion in and the enlightened confinement and interpersonal, intercultural, group, rehabilitation of those found guilty to minimize organizational, public and mass communication. the rate of recidivism. Through journal exercises, content analysis, film Credit: 3 semester credits reviews, public speaking critiques and speech writing, the course provides students with skills- CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice building opportunities to develop their This course provides a framework of information communication strengths. about technology and computers and specifically Credit: 3 semester credits how they are used by criminals and law enforcement agencies. It examines basic COM240: Principles of Business computer concepts and design, networking and Communications information exchange, and then delves into more This course focuses on the principles of advanced and crime-specific technologies such communication as specifically applied in the as wiretaps, surveillance, and the use of business environment. It equips students with technology in high-tech crimes, disaster written and oral communication skills necessary response, and police protection. The study of for success in contemporary business technology is integrated into wider criminal organizations. It offers the proper use of justice themes: its ethical and legal implications; communication tools to promote business goals. its place in the community based policing model; Amid today’s advancing technology, e-mails, and how it impacts traditional criminal justice instant messages, websites and blogs are fast theories. becoming part the communicator’s kit in Credit: 3 semester credits addition to printed documents. Credit: 3 semester credits CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology Prerequisites: ENG210 or ENG160 This course introduces the student to the dynamic field of criminology which is constantly COM313: Independent Research in changing because of research studies, Supreme Communications Court rulings, governmental policy and the This course provides opportunities for advanced current events of everyday life. Criminologists study of specific topics in Communications that spend their career trying to understand what are not offered in the curriculum. Students will drives people to commit crime. This introductory expand on a topic that has been studied in a course will provide insights into the answers for foundation course or investigate a related topic many of these questions, and will help students by doing in depth research into the subject. to think critically about law and justice. At the Students will learn research skills in design, end of this course, students should have methodology and writing. The student fulfills the developed a critical perspective toward the social requirement for the course through the and legal institutions entrusted with crime submission of a final research paper or a control. scholarly report. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits 70
  • 73. CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures logical framework and a systematic approach for This course is designed to provide students with understanding the investigative process. This a comprehensive overview of the role of the course places special emphasis on investigations police, reforms and innovations within policing, involving injury, death, sex-related offences, and the characteristics of the contemporary crimes against children and terrorism. American law enforcement industry. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ110 CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ223: Criminal Procedure The purpose of this course is to equip the The focus of this course is on constitutional criminal justice student with a complete and criminal procedure, specifically, U.S. Supreme practical set of procedures and techniques that Court decisions that interpret relevant provisions are needed for understanding policing in of the U.S. Constitution. This course examines America. This course reflects the changing times criminal procedure as it relates to the law in which we live, and the tremendous challenges enforcement profession. Topics of Constitutional facing law enforcement officers each day. The provisions applicable to arrest, search and specter of terrorism and homeland security are seizure, interrogation, confessions, the trial and emphasized in this course, as well as what the pretrial process and immunity are covered in police are doing to prevent, and react to, any detail. future attacks. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ100 CRJ125: The Corrections Process This course is a comprehensive overview and CRJ230: Criminal Evidence This course explores the principles and rules practical introduction to the ideas and practices associated with the management of criminal that characterize our modern correction systems. evidence. Topics covered include the collection The approach to this course includes a thorough of evidence, how to handle evidence to prevent description of correctional ideology, including contamination, chain of custody, and preparation professionalism, policy issues and society's of evidence for presentation in the courtroom to avowed goals for the correctional enterprise. attain criminal convictions; the rules of evidence Also included is a comprehensive overview of are thoroughly discussed. The scope of the correctional practices, including the everyday course encompasses physical evidence, witness operations of correctional agencies, prisons, jails, testimony, polygraphs and technical evidence. and the procedures of parole and probation, Credit: 3 semester credits along with the development of personal skills Prerequisite: CRJ200 applicable to the corrections field. Credit: 3 semester credits CRJ240: Juvenile Justice CRJ200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal This course provides an orientation to the area of Evidence juvenile delinquency, including the origins, This course provides a comprehensive overview causes and courses of development of delinquent of the various components of the criminal justice behavior. The course outlines problems facing system and examines the trial process and the modern juveniles, and compares adult and roles of the jury, judge, attorneys and witnesses. juvenile justice systems. Topics include Credit: 3 semester credits intervention, apprehension, referral and Prerequisite: CRJ100 preventive techniques. Finally the course outlines the problems inherent in police handling CRJ210: Criminal Investigations juveniles and the function of juvenile courts. This course serves as a comprehensive Credit: 3 semester credits introduction and overview of criminal Prerequisite: CRJ100 investigation. It provides the student with a 71
  • 74. CRJ270: Police Management CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice This course is designed to be an introduction to a This course explores ethical standards and codes wide variety of issues that confront today's in criminal justice professions. The scope of the modern police manager. The complex nature of course covers the Law Enforcement Code of policing in modern society mandate a thorough Ethics, American Bar Association's Standards of understanding of such issues as organizational Professional Responsibility, the American Jail dynamics, leadership styles, problem Association Code of Ethics and the American identification and decision making, ethics, Correctional Association Code of Ethics. It also discipline, unions, professional development, explores roles of professional organizations and and crises management among others. agencies, ethics and community relations and Credit: 3 semester credits civil liability in law enforcement and Prerequisite: CRJ120 correctional environments. The students will study cases presented to illustrate ethical issues CRJ301: Criminal Law and derive solutions to ethical dilemmas using This course studies the historical background and critical thinking. foundations of American criminal law, including Credit: 3 semester credits United States Constitutional requirements, Federal and State court organization and CRJ313: Independent Research in Criminal jurisdiction, criminal law basics and rules of Justice evidence and procedure. It covers various This course provides opportunities for advanced categories of crimes and offenses including study of specific topics in Criminal Justice that assault, homicide, sex offenses, theft, arson, are not offered in the curriculum. Students will forgery, narcotics, extortion, traffic offenses, expand on a topic that has been studied in a crimes affecting the judicial process and foundation course or investigate a related topic organized crime. by doing in depth research into the subject. Credit: 3 semester credits Students will learn research skills in design, Prerequisite: CRJ100 methodology and writing. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the CRJ302: Effective Professional submission of a final research paper or a Communications scholarly report. This course provides an understanding of Credit: 3 semester credits research and communications in a professional environment. It familiarizes students with the CRJ320: Forensic Investigation techniques, strategies and forms of writing used This is an introductory course to criminalistics in the professional world. This course will which explores the history and scope of forensic increase students’ knowledge of organizational science. Criminalistics is the application of writing and communications including case science to those criminal and civil laws that are analysis, data interpretation, problem solving and enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice report writing. system. The scope of this course includes Credit: 3 semester credits discovery of a crime scene, the most important location of evidence, physical evidence, and analytical techniques for organic and inorganic materials, forensic toxicology firearms, ammunition, unique tool marks and various impressions, among others. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ200 72
  • 75. CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I CRJ350: Homicide Investigation I This course presents the fundamentals of The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal investigation and their application to the criminal justice student with a complete and more important felonies. It will also help the practical set of methods for processing a student to understand how detective work should homicide. The course provides the student with be performed and to demystify the investigative the most practical and conventional information process. Since criminal investigation must be available to detectives who are responsible for conducted within the framework of our conducting intelligent investigations into violent democratic system, those U.S. Supreme Court and sudden death. decisions that affect the investigative function Credit: 3 semester credits are quoted extensively. In this course, students Prerequisite: CRJ210 will find that the ability to conduct inquiries is learned by studying the investigative process. CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II Credit: 3 semester credits This course is the second part of homicide Prerequisite: CRJ210 investigation with CRJ 350 Homicide Investigation I as the prerequisite course. The CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigation II purpose of this course is to equip the criminal This course builds on the fundamentals of justice student with a complete and practical set criminal investigation that were studied in of procedures and techniques that are needed Introduction to Criminal Investigation. Case after the homicide scene has been processed. The studies illustrate their application to some of the student proceeds through the follow-on work special issues presently plaguing law necessary to prepare a solid case for presentation enforcement worldwide such as terrorism and in court and the attainment of a homicide enterprise crime. Various types of inquiry are conviction. applied in investigative processes. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ350 Prerequisite: CRJ325 CRJ455: Investigation of Organized Crime CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing This course explores the origins and Of all the topics taught in law enforcement development of organized crime in the United academies and criminal justice training centers States. It describes the types of criminal throughout the United States, one of the most organizations, by looking at their goals, critical topics is the principles of interview and structures and activities. The history of the major interrogation. This course equips the criminal investigations into organized crime syndicates is justice student with a complete and practical set discussed, and the effective legal and law of procedures and techniques needed for enforcement strategies are outlined to combat interviewing and interrogation. It is vital to any various types of criminal organizations case that investigators obtain essential Credit: 3 semester credits information from victims, witnesses and Prerequisite: CRJ210 informants, and that confessions from suspects stand up to court scrutiny. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ200 73
  • 76. CRJ460: Investigation of Terrorism CRJ480: Investigation of Computer Crime The Global War on Terror has posed new The purpose of this course is to equip the challenges for law enforcement organizations to criminal justice student with a complete and contribute, along with military forces, to the practical set of technological procedures and security of the United States. The purpose of this techniques for digital crime. This course will course is to offer the latest information on the cover the challenging process of seeking technology, weapons (including weapons of scientific truth through analysis of digital mass destruction), transportation modes of evidence. As computer criminals grow more terrorists and profiles of terrorists themselves. sophisticated, digital forensics must keep pace in Likely trends in 21st Century terrorism and the order to pierce the veil of deception that makes law enforcement response are also discussed. such crimes as identity theft more common. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ210 Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory CRJ485: Traffic Law and Accident Investigation Investigation The investigation of clandestine labs is one of Law enforcement professionals play a critical the most challenging issues of law enforcement. role in the investigation of traffic accidents to Traditional investigative techniques are used to ensure that criminal culpability is properly develop information concerning the location of assigned and liability claims are fairly processed. the lab and the identity of the operator. No other This course teaches the techniques of traffic law enforcement activity relies on forensic accident investigation including how to experts as heavily as does the investigation of determine which motorists are at fault, the clandestine labs. This course explores the many impact of environmental factors such as weather people involved in identifying the clandestine or illumination and the impact of impairments lab, the proper collection and preservation of the such as alcohol or drugs. physical evidence, followed by the complete Credit: 3 semester credits analysis of the evidentiary samples. It reveals Prerequisite: CRJ210 how the forensic expert's opinion gives the Court the information it needs to make a fully informed CRJ490: Investigation of White Collar Crime decision. The illegal appropriation of corporate funds Credit: 3 semester credits every year costs share-holders and investors Prerequisite: CRJ210 millions of dollars. This course provides an overview of the forensics of accounting, so that CRJ475: Investigation of Arson investigators can trace paper trails of white collar In terms of property values destroyed, arson is crimes and put together solid cases which lead to one of the most serious crimes in the United convictions. The course includes an overview of States today. Yet a surprisingly small percentage this criminal endeavor, common scams used by of arson crimes are ever solved, meaning that a executive criminals, investigative techniques and large number of arsonists are never brought to guidelines for the collection and presentation of justice. This course explores the nature of this evidence. crime, including motives such as insurance Credit: 3 semester credits fraud, methods and techniques of setting Prerequisite: CRJ210 deliberate fires, the pathology of serial arsonists and effective cooperation between police and fire departments along with other agencies. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ210 74
  • 77. CRJ493: Security Systems, Procedures, and integration and application of theory through Developments research. Students are encouraged to select work- This course introduces students to security related projects that are of particular interest to management principles and practices and them and that will result in professional growth protection concepts. It addresses security and benefit the organization. management and operations post-9/11 era. It Credit: 3 semester credits covers a multitude of security-related subjects Prerequisite: Completion of all major and its applications, from physical to computer requirements or concurrent enrollment in last security, risk assessment to loss prevention, and major course homeland security, from the perspectives of private and public, and business and legal ECN150: Introduction to Microeconomics orientations of security. This course is designed for students who have an Credit: 3 semester credits interest in economics. It is a non-majors, Prerequisite: CRJ120 introductory course. This course is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in CRJ495: Police Patrol economics and to understand the cause and effect This course emphasizes a practical application of relationship between key economic concepts. theory with the how-to of real world policing. It The student develops skills in interpreting charts details the core functions of a police agency- and graphs and to analyze different viewpoints covering patrol operations, goals and strategies. related to supply and demand. The course’s It combines management theory with case study major focus is on the study of individual examples taken from small and medium sized behavior in the economy. police departments. The course includes Credit: 3 semester credits coverage of patrol techniques, preparing for patrol and the role of the uniformed patrol officer ECN151: Introduction to Macroeconomics in the criminal investigation process. This course is designed for students who have an Credit: 3 semester credits interest in economics. It is a non-majors, Prerequisite: CRJ120 introductory course. This course is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in CRJ497: First Responder economics and to understand the cause and effect This course provides an extensive examination relationship between key economic concepts. of the responsibilities of the first responder. It The student develops skills in interpreting charts covers all aspects of assessing the scene, and graphs and to analyze different viewpoints assessing the patient, communication and related to supply and demand. The course’s documentation, dealing with various types of major focus is on the study of aggregate behavior injuries, and special situations including in the economy. hazardous materials, multiple casualty incidents Credit: 3 semester credits and special rescue situations. The course goes beyond the national standards set by the U.S. government to fully cover the United States Department of Transportation (D.O.T). Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CRJ120 CRJ499: Senior Capstone The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. The Senior Capstone emphasizes the student initiative in defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on 75
  • 78. ECN313: Independent Research in ENG160: English Composition I Economics. This course provides opportunities This course is designed to help students master for advanced study of specific topics in the traditional five-paragraph essay, along with Economics that are not offered in the curriculum. its variations. Four principles are presented as Students will expand on a topic that has been keys to effective writing: unity, support, studied in a foundation course or investigate a coherence and sentence skills. The first part of related topic by doing in depth research into the the course focuses on the first three principles subject. Students will learn research skills in and on sentence skills. This course shows how design, methodology and writing. The student the four principles apply in the different patterns fulfills the requirement for the course through the of essay development and in specialized types of submission of a final research paper or a writing. scholarly report. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits ENG170: English Composition II ECN320: Microeconomics In this course, emphasis is on creating arguments This course examines the basic functions and that persuade, convince and inspire. The goal is activities of the free market system, including to develop writing skills that will enable students supply and demand analysis, consumer behavior, to develop powerful and persuasive arguments. forms of competition and factors of production. Students will learn the fixed types of questions Credit: 3 semester credits that an argument can address, helping them Prerequisite: ECN150 develop answers to significant questions concerning facts, definitions, causes, values, and ECN321: Macroeconomics actions. This course is a survey of the structure of the Credit: 3 semester credits U.S. economy and macroeconomic issues, Prerequisite: ENG160 including resource utilization, consumption and investment, government impact on the economy, ENG200: Introduction to Literature I macroeconomic policy and international trade. This course introduces the basic elements that Credit: 3 semester credits create literature. While Introduction to Prerequisite: ECN151 Literature focuses on elements of literature in fiction, poetry, and drama, this section focuses ENG100: Becoming a Master Student on fiction; it explains the literary elements that This course is designed to help sharpen study compose fiction. This course covers a wide and learning skills with practical and easy-to- range of literary elements such as plot and apply techniques. These skills are essential to setting, character, theme, irony, and symbolism achieve maximum learning and success toward through extensive reading material. degree completion. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits ENG205: Introduction to Literature II ENG105: Beginning Writing This course is a continuation of Introduction to This course is designed to help native and non- Literature A. Whereas the previous course native English speaking students develop skills focused on elements in fiction, Introduction to in the use of standard written English and/or in Literature B will focus on literary elements that the writing of well developed, coherent help to compose poetry and drama. These paragraphs. literary elements include tone, speaker, metaphor Credit: 3 semester credits and simile, and tragedy and comedy. This Prerequisite: Required for any student who has course examines elements of poetry and drama not successfully completed a college writing through extensive reading material. course or tested out by examination. Credit: 3 semester credits 76
  • 79. ENG210: Advanced Writing FIN202: Personal Finance This course develops critical thinking skills and This course provides decision making tools that writing techniques for organizing, composing are useful in personal financial activities such as and proofreading reports, summaries, short spending, saving and borrowing. It helps essays and research papers. students improve their current personal financial Credit: 3 semester credits literacy, identify financial goals and equips them with strategies to achieve goals. ENG300: Advanced English Grammar Credit: 3 semester credits This course analyzes and explains advanced topics in English syntax. The course goes FIN335: Financial Management and Analysis beyond simple nouns and verbs with I explanations that detail how morphemes (the This course examines financial theory and its smallest units of a word) eventually create applications in controlling all aspects of a firm’s advanced sentence structures. financial environment, including financial Credit: 3 semester credits planning, investment management, valuation and Prerequisite: ENG160 capital budgeting techniques. Credit: 3 semester credits ENG310: Technical Writing Prerequisite: BUS210, ECN321, MGT105 This course teaches the fundamentals of writing technical manuals for end users. FIN435: Financial Management and Analysis Credit: 3 semester credits II This course explores the concepts, techniques, ENG313: Independent Research in English and tools used for financial decision making at This course provides opportunities for advanced strategic, tactical and operational levels of a firm study of specific topics in English that are not including, capital structure planning, financing offered in the curriculum. Students will expand decision, working capital management and on a topic that has been studied in a foundation financial management for multinational course or investigate a related topic by doing in corporations. depth research into the subject. Students will Credit: 3 semester credits learn research skills in design, methodology and Prerequisite: FIN335 writing. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final GEO207: Global Geography research paper or a scholarly report. This course provides an introduction to the Credit: 3 semester credits human and physical attributes that give uniqueness and diversity to world and regional ENR154: Fundamentals of Weatherization patterns on the Earth’s surface. It provides a and Energy Efficiency solid background for understanding This course provides the foundations of main contemporary world events. issues in weatherization. The first part of the Credit: 3 semester credits course covers energy usage history, policy- related issues, and sources of energy. The HIS125: World Civilization I second part of the course provides a basic This course is a broad survey of world history understanding of how to measure usage, from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia to techniques for retrofitting buildings to improve the mid-Sixteenth Century. The course examines efficiency, and the importance of addressing the political, economic, and social structures as well indoor environmental quality as part of a as cultural expressions of each civilization weatherization or retrofitting project. through art, architecture, literature, and religion. Credit: 3 semester credits 77
  • 80. HIS225: World Civilization II ISY206: Microsoft Excel This course is a broad survey of world history This course provides the student with an in-depth from the late-Sixteenth Century through the examination of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet present, with an emphasis on political, software's basic and intermediate functions. intellectual and social history. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 HIS313: Independent Research in History This course provides opportunities for advanced ISY301: Web Page Design I study of specific topics in History that are not This course introduces students to the design of offered in the curriculum. Students will expand Web pages using Hypertext Markup Language on a topic that has been studied in a foundation (HTML), Extensible Hypertext Markup course or investigate a related topic by doing in Language (XHTML), and Cascading Style depth research into the subject. Students will Sheets (CSS). learn research skills in design, methodology and Credit: 3 semester credits writing. The student fulfills the requirement for Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. ISY302: Web Page Design II Credit: 3 semester credits This course focuses more on advanced CSS techniques and explores web page design, ISY101: Introduction to Computer Systems content design, and site design using a popular This course introduces fundamental concepts and visual web editor. terminology related to computer hardware, Credit: 3 semester credits software and networks. Prerequisite: ISY301 Credit: 3 semester credits ISY315: Networking and ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals Telecommunications This course will help students develop basic This course is an introduction to the hardware, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and software, standards and concepts used in modern PowerPoint through the completion of hands-on local and wide area networks. This course projects. examines network design through case studies Credit: 3 semester credits and exercises. Prerequisite: Prior completion of or current Credit: 3 semester credits enrollment in ISY101 or CIS105 Prerequisite: CIS210 (CIS major) or ISY101 (other majors) ISY205: Microsoft Access This course introduces the basic features of the ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems Microsoft Access database system. Students will This course explores the conceptual, logical, and complete a series of hands-on exercises and physical design of database systems with an assignments in which they will create tables, emphasis on entity relationship diagrams and forms, queries and reports. normalization. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 ISY332: Java Script This course introduces the student to the JavaScript language and how it can be used to add new features and interactivity to Web pages. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY301 78
  • 81. ISY341: Decision Support Systems ISY460: Enterprise Information Systems This course introduces the decision-making This course is an examination of the emergence process and the computer technologies that help of enterprise-wide integrated information support it. systems. It describes a methodology for building Credit: 3 semester credits those systems and discusses how they can be Prerequisite: MIS340 integrated throughout the supply chain. Credit: 3 semester credits ISY370: Active Server Pages Prerequisite: MIS340 This course is an introduction to Active Server Pages technology using ASP.NET, which uses ISY499: Senior Capstone server-side processing to dynamically create The capstone course is the final course in the Web pages. Some knowledge of Visual Basic completion of the Bachelor of Science in syntax is assumed. Topics include server-side Computer Information Systems degree program. controls, forms, syntax, the .NET Framework, As students have progressed through their degree error handling, database access, and data program, they have learned about many new handling techniques. Note: This course requires concepts, techniques, and technologies. The more recent versions of Windows operating course gives students the opportunity to systems. Older systems using Windows Me, demonstrate that knowledge. During this course, Windows 98, or Windows 95 will be unable to students will work with their instructor to select run the necessary software. a suitable topic, research that topic and work Credit: 3 semester credits through the process of writing a research paper. Prerequisite: ISY301 Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: Completion of all major ISY375: Advanced Database Systems requirements or concurrent enrollment in last This course examines the duties of database required course administrators, issues and technologies used in client/sever and distributed database systems, MAT105: Basic College Mathematics and the use of object-oriented data modeling for This course is a review of selected subjects in database design. math necessary to carry out basic computations. Credit: 3 semester credits It includes manipulation of numbers, fractions, Prerequisite: ISY325 algebraic expressions, systems of measurement, and geometry. It covers basic understanding of ISY410: TCP/IP Networking decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, This course explores principles, applications, equations, standard measurement units, and implementation and management of trigonometry. This course does not satisfy the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol math and physical science requirement; however, (TCP/IP) - the defacto networking standard. students may receive credit as an elective. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY315 MAT115: Business Problem Solving ISY425: Independent Web Design Project This course applies algebraic concepts to This course requires the student to develop a business problems, to develop and improve real-world website. Students will work closely technical, quantitative and critical thinking skills with an instructor to select an appropriate in analyzing business issues. project, develop a design plan, and implement a Credit: 3 semester credits website based upon that plan. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY302 79
  • 82. MAT120: College Algebra MGT370: Developing Human Resources This course provides students a working In this course students learn the strategic role of knowledge of college-level algebra. Algebra is human resource management in organizations. the study of equations, inequalities, and This course shows students how to apply HR functions. This course concentrates on linear and concepts, procedures, models, tools and quadratic equations, word problems, techniques of human resource planning and polynomials, and rational and radical equations. development. This course applied HRM The students also learn graphs and applications approaches in real organization settings and of algebra to the real world. situations. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business MGT105: Essentials of Management Administration majors This course offers a skill-based and practical approach to management education. It provides a MGT494: Strategic Management concrete understanding of how processes such as This course is designed to help students planning and decision-making, theories of effectively guide an organization toward a organization, leadership and motivation, relate to profitable and dynamic future. This course business activity. Through exercises and case provides students with a formal method of studies, student’s managerial skills are developed defining the organization's purpose and aligning and critical thinking is honed. the entire business to achieve corporate goals. It Credit: 3 semester credits also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important element MGT305: Quality Management of strategic planning. Practical analysis of This course introduces students to the statistical strategic management is presented through bases of quality control and the application of current and relevant case studies to maximize these tools to the design, implementation and learning opportunities. analysis of a quality management system, while Credit: 3 semester credits also addressing the underpinnings of quality Prerequisite: BUS306, MGT105 theory and quality philosophy. Credit: 3 semester credits MGT495: eBusiness Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business This course introduces the fundamentals of e- Administration majors business and the strategic role information technology plays in gaining and maintaining MGT320: Leadership in Organizations competitive advantage. Real-world cases and This course provides a basic foundation of skills scenarios provide the student with a bank of needed to equip students for future leadership learning resources in this cutting edge field. activities. It introduces the history, philosophy, Credit: 3 semester credits theories and concepts of leadership and its relationship to the management of organizational MIS335: Information Systems Analysis change. Students identify and hone their own This course introduces the tools and techniques personal characteristics that will help them used in systems analysis and design, including develop into effective leaders. PERT and Gantt charts, economic feasibility Credit: 3 semester credits analysis, data flow diagramming, and other Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business modeling techniques. Primary focus is on the Administration majors early phases of the systems development life cycle. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 80
  • 83. MIS336: Information Systems Design and MKT220: Principles of Marketing Implementation This course is a continuation of This is an introductory course designed to MIS 335; it introduces the methodologies, provide you with a comprehensive understanding techniques and tools used in the design, of the bedrock concepts of marketing. It will implementation, and maintenance phases of the introduce you to the basic principles of systems development life cycle. It also examines marketing that have existed for many years, plus advanced analysis and design techniques. the marketing principles that are on the cutting- Credit: 3 semester credits edge of current marketing thinking. These Prerequisite: MIS335 cutting-edge subjects are largely being driven by technology and the Internet. MIS340: Management Information Systems Credit: 3 semester credits This course explores the managerial aspects of effectively integrating and utilizing technology MKT306: Marketing Research to solve business problems and improve This course describes the latest marketing managerial decision-making. research processes, techniques and Credit: 3 semester credits methodologies that produce marketing insights, Prerequisites: ISY315, ISY325 with an emphasis on the role the Internet plays in marketing research. MIS350: Information Systems Project Credit: 3 semester credits Management Prerequisite: MKT220 This course examines both the technical and managerial aspects of project management as MKT307: Sales Management identified by the Project Management Body of This course covers the topics of personal selling, Knowledge (PMBOK), and applies the relationship building and explores the decisions knowledge areas and process groups to companies face in developing and managing a information technology projects. sales force. The course explores the topics of Credit: 3 semester credits recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, Prerequisites: MIS340 motivating and evaluating sales personnel. Credit: 3 semester credits MIS415: Introduction to Electronic Prerequisite: MKT220 Commerce This course introduces the managerial MKT308: Marketing Management applications of Internet technology for a This course builds on a student’s understanding successful web-based organization. It examines of basic marketing principles with a case study the application of management principles to approach that focuses on solving marketing electronic business models, including business- problems with the latest tools and techniques. It to-consumer, business-to-business and intra- advances skills in utilizing marketing knowledge business commercial ventures. to develop and maintain successful marketing Credit: 3 semester credits strategies. Prerequisite: MIS340 Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MGT105, MKT220 81
  • 84. MKT434: Marketing in the New Economy ORI200: Allied Online Orientation for This course presents a framework to integrate Faculty electronic resources with traditional marketing This course provides an orientation to the online processes. The student explores how to manage teaching and learning environment for faculty effectively marketing processes of situation members within the AAU context. Best practices analysis, marketing planning and targeting, and on student engagement, institutional policy and how best to implement effective Internet online learning success are covered. marketing programs. Credit: 0 credit hours Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MKT220 PHI107: Introduction to Ethics This course examines the historical and MKT451: Internet Marketing philosophical discussion of ethics (moral This course is designed to encourage current and philosophy). Introduction to Ethics analyzes and future executives, managers and strategists to discusses issues of morality and moral rethink their views on marketing strategies. The knowledge such as the concepts of right and course presents a customer-centric view of wrong, good and evil, and virtue in connection to marketing, one that focuses on how firms can well-known philosophers. This course focuses create tangible customer relationships by using a on the overall discussion of ethics and studies its practitioner-focused, seven-stage framework for subdivisions of moral philosophy: meta-ethics, the conception, design and implementation of normative ethics, and applied ethics. marketing programs. These customer Credit: 3 semester credits relationships are enhanced by a wide range of online and offline marketing levers with an PHI320: Computer Ethics emphasis on the Internet. This course explores the diverse ethical issues Credit: 3 semester credits surrounding the use of computers and Prerequisite: MKT220 information technology today with an emphasis on how one might determine the difference OCN320: Oceanography between ethical and unethical behavior in a This course is designed for non-chemistry majors number of scenarios. who have a basic chemistry background and an Credit: 3 semester credits interest in chemistry and the marine environment. This course will introduce you to PSY140: Introduction to Psychology the physical aspect of the marine ecosystem, as This course is the study of the facts, principles well as its inhabitants. and theories of psychology. Credit: 3 semester credits Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: CHM105 PSY313: Independent Research in Psychology ORI100: Allied Online Orientation for This course provides opportunities for advanced Students study of specific topics in Psychology that are This orientation course is designed for students not offered in the curriculum. Students will seeking an Associate or Bachelor Degree to expand on a topic that has been studied in a prepare them for success as distance education foundation course or investigate a related topic students. It covers AAU’s policies and by doing in depth research into the subject. procedures, how to create and stick to a study Students will learn research skills in design, schedule, conducting research, critical and methodology and writing. The student fulfills the creative thinking skills and basic writing skills. requirement for the course through the Credit: 0 credit hours submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Credit: 3 semester credits 82
  • 85. RES101: National Real Estate Principles RES260: Real Estate Brokerage This course is designed to teach basic real estate This course is designed to teach the basics of real principles. The course explores the variety of estate brokerage. The student will learn about the regulations, land definitions, the basics of brokerage business, analyzing market conditions, contracts and legal instruments, and mortgages, managing risk, financing a business. The course rates, and appraisal. provides an overview of all aspects to starting Credit: 3 semester credits and operating a business, and the basics in ethics and legal practices. RES111: California Real Estate Principles Credit: 3 semester credits This course is designed to teach the basics of Prerequisite: RES101 or RES111 California real estate principles and California- specific information. It introduces the student to RES280: Property Management important concepts and terminologies, business This course is designed to teach the basics of fundamentals, and the main transaction cycle property management. The course provides an steps. overview of the main concepts and how they Credit: 3 semester credits relate to property management. Students will learn about economics, property analysis, RES121: California Real Estate Practice marketing, leases, forms, day-to-day operations, This course is designed to teach the basics of and managing commercial property. California real estate practice. The course Credit: 3 semester credits focuses on topics of contracts from the buyer and seller perspectives, qualifying prospects, filling SOC135: Introduction to Sociology out loan applications and agency disclosure This course provides an overview of the forms, and performing a competitive market terminology, theories and questions used by analysis. sociologists to study how groups, cultures, Credit: 3 semester credits institutions, norms and values all work to shape society and an individual’s perception of the RES220: Real Estate Finance world. This course is designed to teach basic finance Credit: 3 semester credits principles. The topics include the impact of financial markets on real estate transactions, SOC250: Society and Technology options available to real estate buyers, and the This course examines the broad implications of growing role of technology in financing. technological innovation on social organizations Credit: 3 semester credits in terms of personal, political, economic and Prerequisite: RES101 or RES111 environmental issues. Credit: 3 semester credits RES240: Real Estate Appraisal This course is designed to teach the principles SOC313: Independent Research in Sociology and practices of appraising real estate. Students This course provides opportunities for advanced will learn the reasons for conducting a real estate study of specific topics in Sociology that are not appraisal, the methods of appraisal, and the types offered in the curriculum. Students will expand of appraisal reports. on a topic that has been studied in a foundation Credit: 3 semester credits course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. Students will learn research skills in design, methodology and writing. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Credit: 3 semester credits 83
  • 86. SOL100: Exploration of Solar Energy SOL210: Photovoltaic Installation This course will introduce students to the This course provides curricula on national fundamentals of solar energy by exploring the standards on which PV installers with skills and role of energy in modern society, renewable and experience can distinguish themselves from their non-renewable energy sources, energy efficiency competition. This course teaches advanced and conservation, solar photovoltaic technology, concepts regarding photovoltaic system the solar industry, sizing and pricing residential installation and NEC® compliance. This course PV systems, and the role of solar energy in is a necessity for any individual who wishes to today’s real estate environment. take NABCEP’s PV Installer certification Credit: 3 semester credits examination. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: SOL200 SOL130: Introduction to Green Building This course introduces fundamental concepts of green building design and delivery, as well as the various systems used in green buildings. Course materials lay a solid foundation for decisions related to the design and construction of a green building, from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. The course addresses both institutional and residential structures, and emphasis is placed on understanding practical, working systems used in the structures. The LEED certification process is briefly addressed from within the context of understanding how it affects building design decisions. The student will apply cost/benefit analyses as part of proposal justifications for green building projects. Credit: 3 semester credits SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems In this course students develop trade knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) systems based on the learning objectives for NABCEP entry-level certification. Solar-electric (and other kinds of solar) technologies are introduced, along with the history and current trends in the industry. Applications and benefits of PV are explored, along with the workings of all typical components and methodologies for design of whole systems. Best practices for safety are emphasized throughout, including the use of protective equipment and ways to avoid accidents and minimize workplace hazards. Credit: 3 semester credits Prerequisite: MAT105 or MAT120 84 V3.3 8/09
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