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USM Course Descriptions for Winter Session 2009-2010
 

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    • USM Course Descriptions for Winter Session 2009-2010 Semester begins 12/21/09-1/15/10 ACCP 110 ASYN Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making ONLINE This course is designed to help students appreciate the role of accountants in providing information helpful to decisions of investors, creditors, government regulators, and others, and how that information can be used. Emphasis is on understanding the meaning and value of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. The role of the auditor, internal controls, and ethical issues are examined. The annual report is used to explore how corporations apply accounting principles in presentations to the public. Prerequisites: minimum of 12 earned credit hours and evidence of successfully meeting the University's writing and mathematics proficiency requirements. CR3. Asst. Prof. Douglas Chene ANTP 101J ASYN Anthropology: The Cultural View ONLINE Cultural anthropology involves the holistic (multi-dimensional) study of human society, including topics such as language, religion, marriage, kinship, economic systems, and environmental adaptations. This class explores how cultural anthropologists investigate and describe human societies around the world, including the U.S., and how anthropology can help us understand complex and controversial ideas like race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. In addition to being required for USM Geography-Anthropology majors and minors, this class fulfils a Social Science (J) requirement in the USM Core Curriculum. There are no prerequisites. CR3. Asst. Prof. Kreg Ettenger BUSP 275 ASYN Applied Business Analysis ONLINE This course provides students with an understanding of statistical concepts and tools that are critical in business decision making. The discussion and development of each topic are presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights and solutions to real world problems. The coursework requires extensive use of commercially available statistical software. Prerequisite: MAT 108 (C- or higher grade) and MAT 210D (C- or higher grade) or other approved statistics course. CR 3. Asst. Prof. Amarpreet Kohli CMSP 102J ASYN Introduction to Communication ONLINE This course provides students with an overview and brief history of the field of communication, introduces them to theory development and the research process, and illustrates how communication theories can be applied to everyday life. Students will explore communication in a variety of contexts, including intrapersonal, organizational, intercultural, and mass communication. CR3. Asst. Prof. Russ Kivatisky
    • CMSP 200 ASYN Research Methods in Communication ONLINE This course introduces the methodology of communication research. We will study the methods of experimental research, survey research, textual analysis, and ethnography. Topics to be studied include formulation of hypotheses, identification of variables; selection of research design; collection of data; and theory construction in a variety of communication contexts. The course is designed to enable students to evaluate critically the literature in communication research. For more information visit: http://media.usm.maine.edu/~lenny/researchonline/researchonline.html CR3. Prof. Leonard Shedletsky GEOP 104J ASYN World Regional Geography ONLINE This course will familiarize students with the diversity of people and places in the world by examining the physical, political, and cultural geography of different regions of the world. Emphasis will be given to development of regions within a global framework. This course will add to the general education of students by developing their geographic skills and by enhancing their geographic awareness and knowledge of the world through various aspects of global diversity. CR3. Asst. Prof. Firooza Pavri GEYP 100K ASYN Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Moving Plates ONLINE An introduction to minerals, rocks, and the processes that have continually shaped the earth over hundreds of millions of years of geologic history. The course also explores how the movements of crustal plates generates earthquakes, volcanoes, continental rifting, sea floor spreading, subduction, and continental-scale mountain ranges. For K credit, registration in one of the following: GEY 101K, GEY 102K, or GEY 106K is required; however, concurrent registration is not required. CR3. Prof. Mark Swanson HTYP 394 ASYN Topics in History: The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1990 ONLINE This course will cover the major military, political, economic, social and intellectual developments of the Cold War, which dominated world politics from the late 1940s to the late 1980s. While particular emphasis will be given to the conflict’s impact upon the United States, the perspective will be global in that a wide variety of topics and all regions of the world will be considered. Topics under consideration include the onset of the ideological struggle between East and West after World War II and the development of rival military and political alliances; the arms and space race; the decline of colonialism and increasing importance of the Third World; major local conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan and “brush fire” wars of national liberation in Latin America, Asia and Africa; domestic politics, including dissident movements; and the end of the Cold War. CR3. Chris Beam HUMP 499 ASYN Topics: Religions of the World ONLINE In this course, we will seek an understanding of why people have always felt the need for a connection to something beyond the merely human. We will focus on the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and compare how each of them has sought, and understood, God. We will also look at Hinduism and Buddhism, to see if the cultures in which they originated have given them an approach
    • to the divine that differs from the three monotheistic religions. In addition, we will read some of the literature that has grown out of this quest for the divine. http://www.courses.maine.edu CR 3. Hillel Katzir LOSP/SBSP 301 ASYN Group Dynamics ONLINE This course gives students an understanding of how people behave in groups and the skills needed by group members to participate effectively in group activities. It provides a theoretical foundation for how groups function, with focus on group process and development, and it discusses how these theories can be applied to a wide range of group settings. This course uses multiple assessments and discussion work to help students develop critical skills and a sound understanding of group dynamics. http://www.courses.maine.edu CR 3. Assoc. Prof. Tara Coste MUSP 100G ASYN Music Appreciation and History ONLINE A survey of music from the Gregorian chant to the modern times, covering musical practices of the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary periods. Representative works by the outstanding composers of each period. This course requires a computer with multimedia capabilities, internet access, and at least a 56K speed modem. "High Speed" access is very desirable and may be necessary for online testing. Students should have an ability to use their computers in common ways, such as listening to music, downloading and uploading files, word processing, and searching for information [Google]. Students will need to make sure that their software for these purposes is up-to-date, and are advised that a broadband internet connection is greatly preferred for the audio and video portions of the course. Computers with specific multimedia capabilities available at UC Centers. Open to all students. CR3. Assoc. Prof. Michele Kaschub MUSP 110F ASYN Fundamentals of Music ONLINE A background study of concepts and skills essential to an intelligent reading of music. An appreciation of music through awareness of basic structures. This is a fully paper-less, self-paced class where all course materials, including the musical examples on CD-ROM, will be accessed electronically. Electronic mail (e-mail) and Discussion Forums will be the main source of information and interaction. This course requires a computer [Windows 95/NT/98/2000/Me/XP or Mac OSX.] with specific free software installed, an internet connection, as well as CDROM text. Open to all students. This course requires a computer with specific multimedia capabilities available at University College Centers. Home students should visit http://www.learn.maine.edu/crs/multimedia.php before registering. CR3. Assoc. Prof. Thomas Parchman NURP 311 ASYN Reproductive and Sexual Health Nursing ONLINE This course focuses on the theory and research in reproductive and sexual health care. While emphasis is placed on holistic nursing care of diverse healthy families from preconception through the childbearing process, high risk conditions, including end of life care for neonates, and the interventions necessary for successful adaptation are also discussed. Male and female reproductive health issues and nursing care across the lifespan will be presented. Prerequisite or concurrent: NUR 323/325 and CON 302. CR3. Laurie Caton-Lemos PSYP 101J ASYN General Psychology I ONLINE
    • This course is an introduction to the study of behavior as a natural science. Among the topics covered are: method of inquiry, physiological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and thinking. This course is a prerequisite for all courses in the USM Psychology Department and has a prerequisite/co requisite of ENG 100C or equivalent. Online computer use is required. System requirements for downloading of the lectures: Mac OS X, or Windows XP or later, the latest Quicktime Player and broadband access. Students whose computers do not meet these requirements and/or who prefer a larger video image of the lectures should purchase the lectures on DVD. DVD's are available at the Bookstore. The current version of Firefox is recommended as DVD's do not seem to download with the current version of Internet Explorer. CR3. Assoc. Prof. John Broida