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  • 1. | Confidential 2010-2011 Updated 10/12/10 IMSE COURSE CATALOGUE
  • 2. IMSE Course Catalogue2| Welcome to the Institute for International Multicultural Studies and Ethics. In this course catalogue, you will find information about enrollment and technology requirements, course schedules, executive track programs, course descriptions, and general FAQ‟s. It is our hope that you will find our curriculum of value to your academic or professional goals. Our programs are developed around meeting the needs of professionals, academics, and advocates who seek to develop in a specialized skill-set, experience, or a particular knowledge base within humanitarian studies. At IMSE, we offer 21 Executive Certificate Tracks in specialty areas with over 100 courses, and were still growing! If we can be of any help to you in review of our catalogue or programs, please feel free to contact us. We wish you the best with your endeavors, and we hope to see you online at IMSE! IMSE Enrollment Services Enrollment
  • 3. IMSE Course Catalogue 3| GENERAL ADMISSION FOR EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OR COURSES Students should have completed an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from a U.S. accredited college, and or a CHEA recognized internationally accredited institution. CRITERIA FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED EQUIVALENT Presently, we offer training for professionals with a high school diploma or GED equivalent if they work for a NGO or non-profit organization, military ( including retired), and state or federal agency. Also, other candidate types include, those that have successful completed 3 years of verifiable non-profit volunteer service. REGISTER ONLINE: To register on-line, students first need to select their course or track offering. Once, this is done, students will then be prompted to create a user account, by selecting a username and password for course access. Once the account is created, students can then continue the course or track selection process and make payment with a major credit card. ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Personal technology skills should be at the level of intermediate in accessing the internet, sending e-mail, as well as working within integrated applications such as Microsoft Office. In addition, each student should: • Have access to a computer and internet. • Have the ability to store assignments and resources on a personal computer, and or external storage device. • Have openness for sharing with the instructor, and classmates in relative subject matters. • Have the ability to interact via online posts, webinars, and chat room setting. • Have the self-discipline to manage assigned curriculum and study time. • Have the ability to strategically and critically think through subject matters. • Have a good understanding that quality education can be performed through distance education methods. • Please also refer to the IMSE Student Handbook for more information on enrollment requirements. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS • A computer running a Windows operating system. Preferably, 2000 or XP with a processor running at 500MHz or better. • At least 256 MB of RAM (higher is highly recommended) • The ability to connect to the Internet at a speed of at least 56 kbps • A higher connection speed is highly recommended as some courses will not function at
  • 4. IMSE Course Catalogue4| the lower connection speed • A web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Flock, Safari, Netscape 7.2 or higher, or Firefox 1.5 or higher) • A sound card, speakers, and access to a telephone may be required for some courses that are interactive with whiteboards. Webcam is optional. 2010-2011 TUITION AND FEES I. Cost per course: $1550.00 II. Application for admissions fee: $35.00 III. Administration and Technology Fee: $50.00 IV. Transcript orders: A $5.00 charge is assigned to the student, after first two free copies are distributed. COURSE SCHEDULE About IMSE’s Executive Certificate Schedule: Each course section runs 7 days, from Tuesday through the following Monday. Courses open at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and end at 5:00 p.m. the following Monday. The 1st Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including, Course Track A: • 1000-22000 • 1001-22001 • 1002-22002 The 2nd Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including, Course Track B: • 1003-22003 • 1004-22004 • 1005-22005 The 3rd Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including, Course Track C: • 1006-22006 • 1007-22007 • 1008-22008 The 4th Tuesday of every month, the following course sections are offered including, Course Track D:
  • 5. IMSE Course Catalogue 5| • 1009-22009 • 1010-22010 • 1011-22011 CONTACT INFORMATION For information about enrollment: ext. 300 For any other general inquiries: ext. 301 For help with the online resource center or with the student portal email:, ext. 303. Library Services for the IMSE Scholars Digital Library of New York: ext.302 By Phone, Fax, and Mail: Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. est. Phone: (212) 203-0247 or (877) 445-6870 ext. 300 Fax: (800) 680-6390 Mail: 304 Park Avenue. 11th Fl New York, NY 10010
  • 6. IMSE Course Catalogue6| EXECUTIVE TRACK DESCRIPTIONS o STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 1000 In today‟s organizations, learning how to make good decisions, and plan effectively is essential for organizational success. In this executive track, students will learn the SWOT Analysis, strategic planning methods and models, forecasting, goal setting, environmental scanning, implementation of organizational strategies and strategic management. Students will also discuss and compare strategic practices of global humanitarian organizations, and put into practice the SWOT analysis through case studies. o GLOBAL CIVILIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 2000 The Global Civilization and Human Rights executive track explores the challenges that exist within globalization, and addresses each international issue within the framework of human rights and international law. Students will learn about different international systems in order to compare and problem solve each concept and idea within a global context. Emphasis for this course will be in: leadership, communications, economics, politics, religion, culture and international legal systems. o HOMELAND SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK : 3000 Formed in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security has become one of the most centralized defense organizations within the United States. This program prepares students to not only be informed global citizens, but develop a keen awareness of public safety issues. The course work includes, engaging in theory and practices of Homeland Security, understanding Homeland Security departments with processes, examining international security issues within the framework of the human rights agenda, and analyzing global mechanisms for response and defense with international actors. Areas of specialization include: public safety, security management, cyber security, emergency preparedness, international terrorism studies, and global security issues o HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE TRACK : 4000 The Human Rights and Communications executive track introduces students to theories and practices of organizational communications and mass media within the context of human rights. Students will learn about organizational development, change, diversity, leadership, types of media, conflict management, ethics, as well as explore crisis communications cases for non- profits and NGO‟s.
  • 7. IMSE Course Catalogue 7| o INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW EXECUTIVE TRACK: 5000 The International Human Rights Law Executive Track explores global treaties, conventions, laws, organizations, and related topics and theories, including universal human rights. This track is diversely composed of important human rights topics, such as human trafficking, sustainability, indigenous peoples‟ study, and international systems, which will allow the student to engage fully in understanding international human rights law. o UNITED NATIONS HISTORY EXECUTIVE TRACK: 6000 The United Nations History Executive Track provides students with a well-rounded education in understanding the UN from its inception, to its present day status. This track also studies UN involvement in conflicts, wars, mediation, diplomacy, and peacekeeping. o INDEPENDENT STUDIES EXECUTIVE TRACK: 7000 The Independent Studies track centers around forming a specific program for students who are not able to meet during the assigned classroom time, or have another special need for training outside the course offering. In order to participate in the Independent studies track, students can make the request via the IMSE registration form. o SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES EXECUTIVE TRACK: 8000 Our planet is in peril, population is over six billion, food and water is paramount to satisfy the increasing demand. More customers are demanding from companies‟ responsible products and services that will lessen the impact over our society and the environment. This new executive track is designed to increase awareness with a global system of thinking. This program entails a theme of clear sustainable strategies, leading individuals to act locally on behalf of corporations, non profits, NGOs, governments, and academia. This course of study invites immediate changes to the way everyday business transactions are handled. The first course of this track will provide all the fundamentals of, history, definitions, organizations, and trends in sustainability. The second course will present tangible sustainable strategies, corporate social responsibility strategies, stewardship programs and other sustainable strategies as competitive advantage. Finally, the third course is a call to the students about their important role as a global citizen, ethics, and working within the sphere of sustainability alongside of multicultural constituents. o ADVANCED CHILD TRAFFICKING EXECUTIVE TRACK: 9000
  • 8. IMSE Course Catalogue8| Advanced Child Trafficking allows students to focus specifically on learning about diagnosing, stopping, and prosecuting child trafficking crimes. This track teaches about child trafficking in the framework of U.S. domestic laws, and international laws where child trafficking is dominant. o CHRISTIANITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 10000 In this executive track students will study the role of Christianity in the evolution of universal human rights, beginning with the role of the Catholic Church and social justice. Students will learn about international law, sustainable business practices, multiculturalism, and „tent-making,‟ as a means of discipleship. This program is geared toward supporting the role of Christian missionaries exploring the 10/40 window. O GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, HUMAN SERVICES, AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 11000 In this executive track, students will have a choice of understanding healthcare from the administrative side including researching and developing policies, or from the human services perspective as a healthcare provider serving the global community. This program also provides students with an understanding of global healthcare systems, policies, and decision making processes affecting the international communities. O INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 12000 This executive track centers on teaching the NGO and non-profit community about the value of investing in, and implementing technology as a means of sustainable business practice. Students will learn in this program about, critical technology decisions that affect the NGO and non- profit organization on a global scale. In addition, about types of internal applications that will enhance delivery of products and services, to the concept of automation as a means of saving time and organizational resources. O NGO AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
  • 9. IMSE Course Catalogue 9| EXECUTIVE TRACK: 13000 The biggest challenge for NGO‟s and Non-profit organizations today includes finances and the ability to properly fundraise in order to meet the organization‟s annual, or 3 year, and 5 year fundraising campaign. In this executive track, students learn about the fundamentals of fundraising, including researching and developing organizational donors, building strategic partnerships, planning fundraising events, marketing, and basic grant writing techniques. O ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTECTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 14000 This executive track is designed for advocates for animal rights, who want to make a difference on not only a local level, but global as well. In this program, students will learn about animal protection agencies, domestic laws and rights, policy research, and mobilizing for animal advocacy. O EARTH JURISPRUDENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 15000 Earth jurisprudence is the study of the Earth from the perspective of law, human governance, values, community, and philosophy. In this program, students will learn about Earth jurisprudence, laws with advocacy, the role of universal human rights, community building, the biological processes within the Earth, and ethics for corporate responsibility. o EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 16000 This executive track caters toward the humanitarian organization designing educational resources for the public, as well as their own organization. In this program, students will learn about important laws that effect education delivery systems, available funding for NGO‟s and non- profits, and using instructional technology to teach both externally and internally, for the NGO and non-profit community. O U.S. LEGAL SYSTEMS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • 10. IMSE Course Catalogue10| EXECUTIVE TRACK: 17000 The focus of this executive track is to research, analyze, and compare the U.S. legal system in comparison to International Law, in order to provide students with a solid understanding of laws, policies, and practices around the world. Emphasis for this course will also center on U.S. immigration policy, law, and present U.S. immigration issues. o INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE TRACK : 18000 This track offers students a dynamic opportunity to further their interest for international business leadership. The program caters toward new and existing leaders working beyond the U.S. borders, providing both insight and training on effective business practices and standards. Emphasis for this course will be in: business leadership practices, ethics, multiculturalism, and the role of international trade in the human rights agenda. o ADVANCED STUDIES- INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW EXECUTIVE TRACK: 19000 Advanced Studies in the International Human Rights Law executive track has a prerequisite of taking the International Human Rights Law Track 5000. However, exceptions can be made for international lawyers, JD‟s, and paralegals, which can document relative training. o EFFECTIVE WRITING AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE TRACK: 20000 This program focuses on developing critical writing, editing, and media presentation skills for the NGO and non-profit professionals. Students will learn how to develop their writing voice, and perform technical editing for different types of messages. In addition, students will learn about important media types that can be used to effectively communicate with leaders, institutions, peers, and clients. Course topics include, proposal writing, business writing, academic writing, technical editing, self-publishing, and how to use media for business presentations. o INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIVE TRACK: 21000 This executive track offers students opportunity to study indigenous people around the world, with a special focus on exploring native societies, cultures, practices, and laws. Emphasis for this track includes: The history and plight of Native Americans, human rights and international law, and multiculturalism.
  • 11. IMSE Course Catalogue 11| o PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE NGO AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVE TRACK: 22000 In this executive track students will engage in project management theories, principles, ethics, and practices, which can serve to be advantageous in the daily operations of the NGOnon- profit organization. This executive track is geared toward developing new PM practitioners in the fundamentals of foundational standards of project management, and how it interfaces with strategic planning for accomplishing the organizational mission, goal, and objectives.
  • 12. IMSE Course Catalogue12| Course Title and Code Course Description Introduction to Leadership Studies Course Code: IMSE1000 This introductory course teaches students about past and present leadership models, as well as helping students to assess their own leadership skills. Students will also learn about decision making processes for leaders, as well as the role of ethics in leadership. Strategic Planning for NGO‟s and Non-Profits Course Code: IMSE1001 This course centers on preparing the non-profit, or NGO professional in understanding the role of strategic planning in their environment, and how to implement strategic vision, mission, guiding principles and processes. Grant Writing Administration and Marketing Course Code: IMSE1002 In this course students will learn how to write successful grant proposals by understanding the needs component, methodology for grant writing, budget and time lines. Students will learn, request for proposals (RFP), letter of intent (LOI), grant research, and the fundamental role marketing plays before and after the grant process. Fundraising and Building strategic Partnerships for Non- Profits Course Code: IMSE1003 In this course students will learn comprehensive methods and processes in the art of fundraising. In addition, students will learn about the supporting role of strong strategic relationships, both individual and organizational, and how they serve to enhance the fundraising process. The Role of Project Management in Strategic Planning Course Code: IMSE1004 This course teaches about theories and practices in project management for leaders, and how to integrate project management methods to carry-out the organizational strategic plan successfully. Ethics in Leadership Course Code: IMSE1005 In this course students will learn about ethical standards, values, and practices of leadership. Topics include: ethical perspectives of leadership, expectations of leadership ethics, and historical standards. Crafting Good Leadership Course Code: IMSE1006 This course is designed to help students to develop their leadership skills by identifying their leadership style, and performing an assessment of their management skills in order to perform effectively in the workplace. Introduction to Sustainability Course Code: IMSE2000 In this introductory course students will learn the basics about important definitions, concepts, and theories in sustainable development. Other topics include, understanding water usage, recycling, managing natural resources, and corporate responsibility.
  • 13. IMSE Course Catalogue 13| Introduction to Multicultural studies Course Code: IMSE2001 This introductory course embraces all the major cultures, traditions and religions of the world, in order to teach students about the concept and benefits of multiculturalism. Introduction to Indigenous Peoples‟ Studies and Sustainable Practices Course Code: IMSE2002 This course studies the significant role of Indigenous people, and their major contributions to sustainability. Emphasis will be placed in this course on Native Americans, their culture, traditions, and concepts in sustainability. Introduction to Earth Jurisprudence Course Code: IMSE2003 Do you want to help save the planet? The Earth Jurisprudence executive track can help you meet your goal, as well as network you with other advocates in order to make a solid difference with the environment. This is a dynamics course offering, which examines both the philosophy with human value component of environmental law. Course emphasis will be in: environmental advocacy, legislation, legal systems, environmental policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Students will review the work of Thomas Berry, as well as the Earth Charter. Global Civilization Development IMSE Course Code: IMSE2004 This course examines the integrated processes of economic, cultural, social value systems, and how they are now merging into one transnational system for civil advancement. Analysis of the Global Civilization Course Code: IMSE2005 In this course students will analyze transnational systems, and the role it plays in the human rights agenda. Special emphasis for this course will include evaluating regional, national, and international globalization. Global Civilization Ethics and Philosophy Course Code: IMSE2006 This course evaluates the ethical and philosophical value systems of a global civilization. Emphasis for this course includes understanding social, political, and economical factors, which contribute to establishing a global civilization. Introduction to Homeland Security Course Code: IMSE3000 This introductory course studies the Homeland Security organization, its role in national security, and response to shared global security issues. Emphasis in this course will be placed in learning case law and statutes that governs Homeland Security, understanding the main operations of the organization, and it role in public safety. History of International Terrorism and Human Rights Studies Course Code: IMSE3001 This course will learn and examine concepts, ideologies, goals, strategies, tactics and methods used by terrorist groups in the current and historical framework. Emphasis will be placed on studying major terrorist organizations, media and terrorism, law and terrorism, the military response to terrorism, counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism approaches, and governmental responses to terrorism.
  • 14. IMSE Course Catalogue14| Introduction to Emergency Preparedness Course Code: IMSE3002 This introductory course will investigate various catastrophic emergencies with responses, as well as policies with procedures by Homeland Security. Emphasis for this course will be placed in the following areas: emergency management, hazardous risk analysis, social dimensions of disaster, and bio-defense mobilization. Weapons of Mass Destruction and Handling Catastrophic Disasters Course Code: IMSE3003 In this course students will explore the history and use of weapons of mass destruction. Emphasis will be placed in: understanding key concepts such as: nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons with biological and chemical warfare agents. Introduction to Corporate and Organizational Communications Course Code: IMSE4000 This introductory course teaches about corporate and organizational communications within the framework of non-profit human rights organizations. This course will focus on: theories and models in communications, organizational culture, change, barriers to effective communications, and techniques to improving communications. The Role of Mass Media and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE4001 Mass media plays a central role in most organizations today. In this course, students will learn about the history of mass media in advocating human rights issues, the benefits of mass media in crisis situations, as well as how to implement mass media technology on behalf of your organization. Crisis Communications Course Code: IMSE4002 This is an advance course in communications, which examines crisis communications theories and processes, strategic management in crisis situations, risk communications practices, operational planning, and media management. Students will use case studies and practical exercises in this course. Handling Conflict Management Course Code: IMSE4003 In this course students will learn about the fundamentals of conflict resolution which include: theories, methods, and practices of managing internal and external organizational conflicts. Emphasis for this course will be placed on: diagnosing the problem, mediation, leadership, and resolutions at the individual, group or organizational level. Ethics in Journalism Course Code: IMSE4004 For those students pursuing journalism or are freelance reporters, this course sets the pace for understanding how critical it is today to operate in journalistic integrity. Emphasis for this course will be on learning important ethical principles, and laws in journalism domestic to the U.S., as well as abroad.
  • 15. IMSE Course Catalogue 15| Advanced Public Relations Course Code: IMSE4005 Good public relations are essential to the strategic plans of today‟s NGO and non-profit. In this course, students will identify the role and work of the public relations specialist. In addition, learn about more effective ways to help their organization, including, modern techniques through information technology in order to improve the communications performance of their organization. Developing the Corporate Communications Department Course Code: IMSE4006 This course is geared toward developing the values, ethics, standards, and practices that help to make a successful corporate communications group. Students will learn about methods for external and internal correspondence, how to build dynamic teams, and establishing the organizational culture, which supports the mission and goals of their company. Managing the Global Communications Group Course Code: IMSE4007 This course focuses on the management of communications processes for organizations, which interface with numerous international organizations or departments. The goal of this course is to demonstrate concepts of streamlining communications, organizing groups, and creating clear messages, which can effectively work on behalf of executives and team leaders. Mass Communications Law Course Code: IMSE4008 This course focuses on teaching students about the freedoms and rights of mass media in the U.S. legal system. Beginning with the constitution, students will delve into the rights, responsibilities, and protection of the free press. Exploring Research Methods Course Code: IMSE4009 In this course students will learn about scholarly research methods for the field of communications, based on three main paradigms; social scientific, interpretive, and rhetorical critical. Students will also learn how to critically think and assess research regarding communications theories, methodologies, and practices. Theories in Communications Course Code: IMSE4010 This course explores the form, function, and development of communications theories in mass media. Topics include: defining communications for contemporary society, examining classic theories in communications, and comparison with analysis of human communications. Introduction to International Human Rights Studies Course Code: IMSE5000 This course provides students with an introduction to international human rights law. Emphasis in this course will be placed on six core human rights treaties, and state obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. Students will also look at the mechanisms in place to monitor the right to water, including the role of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
  • 16. IMSE Course Catalogue16| Diplomacy, Negotiations and Ethics Course Code: IMSE5001 This course offers a practitioner‟s perspective for understanding diplomacy, by evaluating key concepts, methods, and interests of contemporary global organizations. Emphasis in this course will be placed on: peacekeeping, the role of world affairs, international actors, and foreign policy. Introduction to Human Trafficking Course Code: IMSE5002 In this introductory course students will learn about the problem of human trafficking around the world within the framework of international law. In addition, students will learn how to identify traffickers, learn the history of various organizations in human trafficking investigation, as well as learn about after-care for victims of human trafficking. Child Sex Trafficking Course Code: IMSE5003 This course is an introduction to the crime of commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Topics covered include: Introduction of CSEC, prosecution and prevention, victim restoration, important legislation and recommendations. Globalization and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE5004 This course will study the evolution of globalization in relations to the world‟s economy. Emphasis for this course will be placed on studying Latin America, the U.S., and European trade systems, in order to effectively understand the present evolution of globalization. Women, Children, and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE5005 This course focuses on understanding human rights violations for women and children, as well as learning about their plight for justice within the framework of international law. Special emphasis for this course is on learning international protocols, conventions, and laws which protect women and children in the global community. The Fundamentals of Humanitarian Law Course Code: IMSE5006 In this course, students will gain a well rounded understanding of humanitarian law, learning both about humanitarian NGO‟s and the legal statutes, which guides them daily. Other areas of focus include, humanitarian intervention and relief, and learning about preventive measures in armed conflict. Examining Refugee Protection Within the Scope of International Law Course Code: IMSE5007 In this course, students will learn about the identification of different types of refugees, the role of the United Nations in assisting refugees, and relief found through international law. Emphasis for this course will be placed on understanding contemporary refugee law and policy. Ethics for Human Rights Lawyering Course Code: IMSE5008 Students will learn about international law as a practice, and how to research cases, and build strategies for international human rights violation, which exist domestically in the United States, as well as abroad.
  • 17. IMSE Course Catalogue 17| Legal Systems and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE5009 In this course students will learn about the U.S. legal system, and how it works to the benefit of international human rights cases. In addition, students will engage in case studies to get a full understanding of how to apply U.S. federal law to types of human rights violations. Introduction to the United Nations and World History Course Code: IMSE6000 This introductory course studies the United Nations from its inception, through every major critical period up until present times. Students will study in- depth about the UN mission, background, and evolution of its operations within the global community. The Philosophy of Human Rights Course Code: IMSE6001 This course studies the role of philosophy in human rights, and the evolution of philosophical practices with theories, which has laid the foundation for universal human rights. Ethics and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE6002 Ethics plays as central role in the fundamental understanding of human rights. This course focuses on understanding the different dimensions to ethics within the scope of human rights, as well as the integration of other essential components such as cultural value, morals, philosophy and law. Understanding UN Organizations, Conventions, Treaties, and Protocols Course Code: IMSE6003 This is an advance course within the United Nations track, which provides students with a well-rounded understanding of the origin and development of United Nations conventions, treaties, and protocols. Students will have a thorough understanding of the United Nations at the end of this course. Other topics include the role of the UN in conflict, war, mediation, diplomacy, peacekeeping, and promulgation of international law. Sustainable Leadership Strategies for the 21st Century Course Code: IMSE8000 This course is an introduction to basic concepts in sustainability. Topics covered include: origins of sustainability, sustainable development defined, the three pillars of sustainability, sustainability timeline, and sustainable development. Sustainable Strategies analysis Course Code: IMSE8001 This course presents different models and strategies in sustainability within the framework of competitive advantage. Topics covered include: sustainability and competitive advantage related, sustainable development principles (case studies), leadership behaviors in sustainability, environmental management systems and PDCA, ISO 14001, corporate social responsibility, strategies and stewardship programs. Sustainability and Cultural Awareness Course Code: IMSE8002 This course outlines universal principles related to global citizenship and sustainability. Topics covered include: human values and sustainability, global leadership and culture, global leadership and communications, diversity and ethical understanding in business.
  • 18. IMSE Course Catalogue18| Introduction to ISO 9000 Systems Course Code: IMSE8003 This course is an introduction to the international standards in quality assurance and continuous improvement ISO 9000. Topics covered include: history of ISO 9000, the Family ISO 9000, ISO 9000 implementation, the process of certification, auditing the quality system ISO 9000, ISO 9000, and its relation with continuous improvement practices. Human Value, Ethics, and Sustainability Course Code: IMSE8004 Students will learn in this course the philosophies behind sustainability, which includes becoming a value centered organization, becoming community oriented, operating ethically, and abiding by sustainable business practices in order to forge a stronger economic position for the NGO and non-profit organization. Implementing Sustainable Concepts for NGO‟s and Non- Profits Course Code: IMSE8005 This course focuses on teaching NGO‟s and non-profits how to transition into the „going green‟ organization. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and implement „green‟ practices and strategies that will enhance and benefit their organizations culture and environment. Introduction to Eco-Development Course Code: IMSE8006 This course teaches students about economical development, and how to implement change that will foster economic, social, political, and sustainable methods to the benefit of domestic and global populations. Creating, Implementing, and Managing Venues in Eco-Tourism Course Code: IMSE8007 In this course students will learn about ecological processes, and how to create natural low impact areas, that can sustain their communities through eco- tourism. This course also demonstrates the importance of communities getting involved to preserve nature for the next generation. Understanding the Fundamental Effects of Global Warming Course Code: IMSE8008 In this course students will learn about the effects of global warming on the Earth including, greenhouse gases, deforestation, increase in sea levels, species extinction, agricultural issues, and glacier problems. Emphasis for this course will also be placed on learning the Kyoto Protocol and understanding recent Assessments Reports by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change. Panel on Climate Change.Human Trafficking in Haiti: The Restavek System Course Code: IMSE9000 This course describes the life of children in Haiti called restavéks, meaning “to stay with” in Creole. In Haiti, traffickers will approach rural families and promise to feed, educate, and care for their children in exchange for domestic work. Unfortunately, these children often end up being sexually abused and exploited, forced into slavery, overworked, given meager food rations, and rarely receive education. Child Sex Trafficking in America Course Code: IMSE9001 This course is an introduction to the crime of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Topics covered include: introduction of CSEC, prosecution and prevention, victim restoration, important legislation and recommendations.
  • 19. IMSE Course Catalogue 19| Child Trafficking and the Law (Analysis of the U.S. and International) Course Code: IMSE9002 This course includes an analysis of the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and its subsequent reauthorizations, various state legislation including, Safe Harbor legislation, as well as international treaties such as the Palermo Protocol. Introduction to Christianity and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE10000 This course is a required introductory course for the Christianity and Human Rights Executive Track. Beginning with Catholicism, an exploration into the role of the Catholic Church and social justice system sets the pace for this course. Students will further explore great theories behind the social justice system, as well as examine the history of human rights, beginning with foundational principles, laws, conventions, and NGO organizations. The Missionaries Understanding of Human Rights Course Code: IMSE10001 This course provides an in-depth understanding into the human rights agenda for missionaries dedicated to the 10/40 window. This course covers, understanding universal human rights, international law, conventions and protocols, and UN history. Students will also learn about advancing their missionary work abroad through learning about different facets of international law that will help to strategically prepare for organizing missionary work outside of the United States. Understanding Catholic Social Justice and Human Rights Course Code: 10002 This course revolves around Catholic social justice and how it correlates with the human rights agenda. Students will gain more insight into the social justice system, exploring from the 1800‟s to present day times, with an emphasis placed on the Catholic Social Teachings. The Role of Christian Leaders in Human Rights Course Code: 10003 This course focuses on providing training for the role of the Christian leader, which includes; core values and ethics development, team creation and management, decision making, and strategic planning. Students will also learn about adapting their organization to change, and how to integrate new processes into their environment, and build a value based ministry. Diplomacy for Missionaries Course Code: IMSE10004 Diplomacy for missionaries is an essential course for developing a knowledge base and skills for working abroad in multicultural settings. This course provides introduction to diplomacy and negotiations, history, law, and case studies in diplomacy. In addition, this course examines world perspectives of concepts for multiculturalism, and the significant role it plays in international relations. Development and Marketing for Missionaries Course Code: IMSE10005 This course provides an introduction for missionaries in understanding, planning, and organizing fundraising for mission trips, and special projects. In addition, students will learn about the fundamentals for marketing their fundraising agenda, in order to successfully meet the needs of their projects, activities, and daily operations.
  • 20. IMSE Course Catalogue20| Sustainable Business Practices for Churches and Missionaries Course Code: IMSE10006 In this course students will explore sustainable business practices for their organization, which includes; introduction to indigenous practices of sustainability, understanding the role of values in implementing sustainable business measures, and how to develop an organization consciousness for green development. “Tent Making” concepts for eco-green development will also be introduced in this course. Comparative Studies of the New Testament and International Law Course Code: IMSE10007 In this course students will learn about the role of the biblical principles, and the foundation it has set throughout history for not only Catholic Social Justice, but international law. Students will analyze through a biblical lens, the history of social justice to international law with a special focus on the Inter-American and European legal systems. Origins of International Law Course Code: IMSE10008 In this course students will explore the framework behind international laws, and they how they have evolved into today‟s legal system. Emphasis for this course includes, understanding the European, African, and Inter-American legal Systems, and Universal Human Rights. Strategic Planning for Mission Projects Course Code: IMSE10009 This course teaches students about the fundamentals of strategic planning, and how to implement strategic planning methods for successful mission projects both domestic and abroad. Introduction to Global Healthcare Systems, Human Services and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE11000 In this introductory course students will learn about the correlation which exists between the global health care industry, global human services, and human rights. Topics includes, evaluation of world healthcare systems, learning policies and procedures for specialized adult care, and understanding healthcare within the frame work of human rights principles with international law. Understanding Diversity in Healthcare and Human Services Course Code: IMSE11001 Students will learn about the guiding principles of diversity, and establishing a diverse workforce, as well as attending to multicultural patients. Focus for this course also includes: establishing and implementing diverse practices, learning multiculturalism in the work place, and understanding anti-discrimination policies, procedures, and laws. Value and Ethics for Healthcare and Human Services Professionals Course Code: IMSE11002 This course focuses on creating a value centered environment, which is managed and supported with ethical healthcare standards. Topics include: evaluating organizational value systems, reaffirming ethical standards, and policy development for healthcare and human services practitioners. Systems Practices for the NGO and Non-Profit Organization Course Code: IMSE12000 This course has no prerequisites and is open to any professional who is looking to learn and apply information systems to their organizations operations. Students in this course will learn about business applications, management of information technology, and daily planning operations utilizing technology.
  • 21. IMSE Course Catalogue 21| Planning, and Implementing Automation for Business Sustainability Course Code: IMSE12001 Today‟s organization has many advantageous when it comes to technology. This course provides insight into creating automated roles within an organization, in order to streamline activities, costs, and employee workload. Cyber Security Awareness Course Code: IMSE12002 Cyber threats are one of the biggest concerns of most organizations, especially, how to defend employees, and company data alike from cyber predators. In this course, students will learn about cyber security methods, practices, policies, and types of data protection which can be institute for organizations and individuals. Introduction to Fundraising Course Code: IMSE13000 This course sets the foundation for understanding development methods for NGO's and non-profits. In this course students will learn about basic fundraising types and practices, development fundamentals, fundraising through planned events, and building a donor audience for annual giving. Introduction to Non-Profit Grant Writing Course Code: IMSE13001 This course focuses on teaching non-profit professionals how to research, prepare, and implement grant proposals for organizational fundraising agendas. Strategic Planning and Marketing for the NGO and Non-Profit Course Code: IMSE13002 In this course, professionals serving in the NGO and non-profit arena will learn how to create strategic plans with the SWOT analysis, and implement marketing techniques to assist in meeting the organizations development plan. Advanced Fundraising Strategies for the NGO and Non- Profit Course Code: IMSE13003 In this course, students will learn the next level of fundraising which includes, performing organizational assessments, in-depth fundraising planning, building an audience of supporters, and handling stakeholder conflicts. Introduction to Animal Rights Protection Course Code: IMSE14000 This introductory course provides insight into the world of animal advocacy. Students will learn about principles of advocacy, international animal rights protection agencies, how to create campaigns around critical animal rights violations, and U.S. domestic law for animal protection. Research and Policy Analysis for Animal Rights Protection Course Code: IMSE14001 Students learn in this course how to effectively research animal protection laws, build public interest around specialized causes or species, and create global campaigns to educate both the animal advocate, and non-animal advocate.
  • 22. IMSE Course Catalogue22| Working with Domestic and International Organizations to Create Strategic Partnerships and Programs Course Code: IMSE14002 This course focuses on building strategic alliances and partnerships for animal rights advocates that will help to advance animal rights protection. Students will learn how to research prospective partners, establish joint missions, set targeted goals, boundaries, and expected partnership outcomes. Introduction to Earth Jurisprudence Course Code: IMSE15000 This introductory course sets the foundation for students in understanding environmental law, and its bridge philosophies of Earth Jurisprudence. Students will study the work of great Earth advocate Thomas Berry, and learn about different value systems and ecological principles, which are at the root of Earth Jurisprudence philosophies. The Role of Human Rights in the Environment Course Code: IMSE15001 This is an essential course, which teaches about the role of the environment in human rights and international law. Students will learn about the correlation of human rights systems with environmental advocacy, and how domestic as well as international law can be used to be used to protect the environment and foster corporate responsibility. Advanced Studies in Earth Jurisprudence Course Code: IMSE15002 In this course students will learn advance practices and present day theories in Earth Jurisprudence and Earth governance. Emphasis for this course will be in: examination of policies, treaties, conventions, and laws which support environmental protection. In addition, students will analyze ancient or indigenous systems of environmental protection, with present day methods. Developing Educational Programs for the NGO and Non- Profit Course Code: IMSE16000 In this course, students will learn how to create, implement, evaluate for effectiveness, educational programs which are based on solid learning models and curriculum standards for seminars, webinars, presentations, and workshops. Acquiring Funding for Educational Program Development Course Code: IMSE16001 This course focuses on researching and evaluating types of funding available for educational objectives of the NGO and non-profit organization. Understanding Laws Governing Educational Programming Course Code: IMSE16002 This course provides students an understanding in creating educational programs both domestic and internationally. Students will learn about legal criteria‟s for various types of instruction, and framing their educational programming objectives around laws and policies.
  • 23. IMSE Course Catalogue 23| Designing Global Education Programs Course Code: IMSE16003 This courses teaches about instructional design and curriculum development for educational programs with a global audience. Managing Educational Systems through Strategic Planning Course Codes: IMSE16004 This course teaches about the role of strategic planning for developing, implementing and managing educational programs for NGO non-profit professionals and organizations. Emphasis for this course includes, strategic planning theories, models, and practices. Implementing Project Management for Instructional Technology: IMSE Course Code: IMSE16005 This course teaches students about the fundamentals of organizations designing and implementing effective training strategies using instructional technology methods and project management practices. Topics include, seminar and conference theme development, and intranet training of employees. Introduction to U.S. Legal Systems and International Law Course Code: IMSE17000 This course sets the pace for learning U.S. legal systems, and how it differentiates from international law in respects to handling human rights violations. Students will study the U.S. Constitution, Amendments, Civil Rights and the European legal system. Comparative Studies of Domestic and International Law Course Code: IMSE17001 This course focuses on performing analytical comparisons of human rights violations, such as human trafficking, from the perspective of international legal systems. Understanding U.S. Immigration Law In the Framework of International Law Course Code: IMSE17002 This course provides students with insight into U.S. immigration law, policies, procedures, and compares these processes to the European legal system of immigration. Students will also spend time reviewing recent U.S. immigration challenges, in order to perform case research and make recommendations of viable remedies. How to use Legal Research Tools for Case Analysis Course Code: IMSE17003 Students will learn about utilizing software for legal research, analysis, and writing. Other topics include, creating legal briefs, legal memos, and basic case preparation. Introduction to Business Trade and Human Rights Course Code: IMSE18000 This course focuses on learning about international trade and its significant role in the human rights agenda. Students will learn about basic trade rules, labor, immigration, and economic citizenship.
  • 24. IMSE Course Catalogue24| Understanding Business Organizational Practices for the Global Arena Course Code: IMSE18001 This course looks at standards of business practices, which exist for the international organization. Emphasis for this course includes ethical standards, corporate culture, general agreements, contracts, and arbitration. The Role of Today‟s Business Leader in the International Community Course Code: IMSE18002 This course examines the challenges of social impact for international leaders, and how to adhere to best business practices with corporate responsibility. Strategic Methods for Creating and Managing the Organizations Culture Course Code: IMSE18003 This course is designed to provide a framework for leaders, as well as decision making personnel, in the shaping of the organizational culture by learning how to create and manage strategies, which will match organizational values, mission, vision, teams, and services. Implementing Sustainable Practices for Effective Business Planning Course Code: IMSE18004 Students will learn in this course, methods of creating, transitioning, and strengthening their organization with sustainable business practices. Topics also include: business plan development, creating an environment of adaptable change, and fostering the business culture to support strong business outcomes. Corporate Citizenship and Values Course Code: IMSE18005 This course introduces students to concepts and models of corporate citizenship with organizational values. Emphasis for this course revolves around social impact for the global community. The Importance of Creating Organizational Boundaries Course Code: IMSE18006 This course focuses on establishing boundaries through effective communications for the NGO and non-profit professional, their organization, and audience. Students will learn how to effectively communicate goals, priorities, and establish boundaries in order to meet, build, and strengthen their organizational mission. Emphasis for this course is on people and program alignment. Business Concepts and Principles Course Code: IMSE18007 This course provides a solid foundation for understanding business concepts, principles, and models, which can help propel the NGO and non-profit into sustainable business practices.
  • 25. IMSE Course Catalogue 25| Understanding Multiculturalism, and Implementing Diversity for Today‟s Organization: Course Code: IMSE18008 This course studies the important role of understanding multiculturalism within today‟s diverse workforce. Students will learn about theories and practices of multiculturalism, and how to effectively build and manage a diverse workforce. Project Management for Non-Profit Operations: Course Code: IMSE18009 This course teaches about utilizing project management methods in the daily operations of the non-profit organization. Topics includes: Theories in non-profit management, project management methods, and integrating project management processes into the non-profit environment. Exploring the law of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Course Code: IMSE 1900 This course provides an in-depth study of the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).Students will engage in case studies surrounding the Conventions main principles of right to good health, education, living conditions and fair labor. Understanding the Purpose of the Covenant of Civil and Political Rights Course Code: IMSE19001 This course provides an examination of freedom of speech, religion, and right to life under the United Nations International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Values, Ethics, and Practices of International Lawyering Course Code: IMSE19002 This course focuses on the fundamentals of international lawyering. Topics Include, values and ethics for lawyering, human rights case assessment, evaluating case standing, and determining appropriate remedies for human rights violations. Introduction to Academic Writing Course Code: IMSE20000 This course teaches about foundational theories and principles in academic writing. Emphasis for this course will be placed on learning the APA and Chicago style of writing, and drafting academic papers or articles for professional submission.
  • 26. IMSE Course Catalogue26| How to Create Professional Business Presentations with Multimedia Course Code: IMSE20001 In this course students will learn how to use multimedia for professional presentations by exploring theories and methods of effective presentations, as well as how to use software to enhance the public message. Microsoft PowerPoint is required for this course. Business Writing and Editing Course Code: IMSE20002 This course focuses on helping professionals write and self-edit effectively in the workplace. Topics include: understanding business grammar, writing clear and concise messages, and self-editing. Advance Academic Writing and Editing for Self-publishing Course Code: IMSE20003 This course focuses on developing writing and technical editing skills for self-publishing. Emphasis in this course includes: critical thinking, developing strong academic submissions, proof-reading, grammar, and vocabulary usage. Introduction to Proposal Writing Course Code: IMSE20004 In this course students will learn how to use wining strategies for RFP ( request for proposal) submissions. Topics include, identifying RFP requirements, selecting the proper approach, writing clearly, and avoiding redundancy. The History of Digital Media IMSE Course Code: IMSE20005 This course teaches students about the history of digital media, including concepts and principles applied to publishing digitally based projects. Professional Writing with Digital Media Course Code: IMSE20006 This course teaches how to create professional writing projects with digital media, and publish for internal and external audiences. Emphasis for this course includes understanding principles of visualization, using interactive multimedia and content development. Research Methods and Writing IMSE Course Code: IMSE20007 In this course students will learn about quantitative and qualitative research methods for academic writing. Topics include: theories in qualitative and quantitative studies, understanding and applying theories to research, and interpreting research methods. Project Management for Writers IMSE Course Code: IMSE20008 This course teaches students how to apply project management principles to writing projects. Topics include: theories in project management, organizing writing schedules, working in teams, and using software to meet deadlines. Creative Writing for Writers Block Course Code: IMSE20009 This course focuses on teaching methods of creative writing to work through writers block. Students will learn about identifying writers block, creating writing schedules, focusing for submissions, and using creative techniques to complete writing tasks.
  • 27. IMSE Course Catalogue 27| Introduction to Native American Studies Course Code: IMSE21000 This introductory course examines the cultural history, traditions, and societies of Native Americans. Emphasis for this course will include studying the Sioux, Cherokee, Navajo and Chippewa tribes. Advanced Studies in Native American Cultures and Traditions Course Code: IMSE21001 In this advance course, students will delve further into Native American cultures studying the Canadian and Latin American tribes with their laws, customs, and present day issues. Exploration of Domestic and International Laws of Indigenous Peoples‟ Course Code: IMSE21002 In this course students will study the legal framework which offers support and protection for indigenous cultures in the U.S. and around the world. Topics include: International Law, National Congress of American Indians, Permanent Forum of Indigenous People, Indian Child Welfare Act, and the Native American Constitution. Understanding the World through Multiculturalism Course Code: IMSE21003 This course provides a foundational examination of understanding diverse cultures, religions, and ethnicity through a global lens. Topics include: theories of multiculturalism, dismantling discrimination, and reinforcing a positive multicultural environment. Introduction to Project Management Theories for the NGO and Non- Profit Organization Course Code: IMSE22000 IMSE22000 This course provides an introduction into the world of project management for the NGO and non-profit Organization. Topics include: project management theories, methods, and current practices. Advance Practices in Project Management for the NGO and Non- Profit Organization Course Code: IMSE22001 In this course students will learn how to develop strong communication skills with project stakeholders, design effective strategies for project success, implement risk analysis, and managing cross-functional teams. Ethics, Values, and Responsibility In Project Management Course Code: IMSE22002 In this course students will learn about ethics, values, and responsibility of project managers and how to implement these standards into the project environment. Emphasis for this course includes: code of ethics for project managers, understanding risk with responsibility, and fostering an environment of trust for the project environment.
  • 28. IMSE Course Catalogue28| Managing Global Projects Course Code: IMSE22003 This course teaches students how to implement, maintain, and manage projects which have a global audience. Topics include: exploring methods in project management, understanding international practices, implementing virtual teams, and case studies. Leadership Skills for Project Managers Course Code: IMSE22004 This course teaches essential leadership skills for project managers to help propel them successfully with each project task and team member. Topics include: understanding the role of leadership, handling crisis situations, building quality teams, and establishing protocols for each project.