Sep 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

Management

  
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    MGT 2350 - Commerce in Western Civilization

    (3)
    Traces the development of commerce throughout Western Civilization within the context of continuously evolving political, social, cultural and ethical institutions, philosophies and beliefs that define and legitimize the conduct of business and industry within society. The course examines the complex inter-relationships among these institutions, values and beliefs, and how these have affected the development of commerce in Western Civilization to its modern industrial form. Satisfies the general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    MGT 3000 - Survey of Management

    (3)
    Course covers traditional business management ideas, recent management thinking, and their application to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Course provides survey of topics such as goal setting, managerial decision making, design of organizations, corporate culture, and organizational change and development.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing. Open to non-business students only.
  
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    MGT 3500 - Legal Environment of Business

    (3)
    The legal framework of business decisions. Introduction to the legal system and a survey of government regulation of business. Legal, ethical and political issues in employment, consumer protection, antitrust and business associations.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 2000  or COM 2403  with a minimum grade of (C) and junior standing.
  
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    MGT 3990 - ACHIEVE III - General Management

    (0)
    Guide students through the job search process within the General Management major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 1990  and SBC 2990  
  
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    MGT 4230 - International Business

    (4)
    Analysis of the scope, structure and environment - social, cultural, political, legal, economic and technological- of international business. Emphasizes the roles played by the various business functions, in presenting an integrated view of how managers of multi-national firms cope with the complex international environment.
    Prerequisite(s): [ECN 2010  and ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 ] or ECN 2100 , junior standing students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MGT 4250 - Global Business Strategy

    (4)
    The course is developed as a capstone to the undergraduate international management minor, where all facets of knowledge acquired through foundational classes is used to analyze, assess, and formulate strategic plans to address the complex issues in the global marketplace.
    Prerequisite(s): MGT 4230  with a minimum grade of (C)
  
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    MGT 4350 - Management Strategies and Policies

    (4)
    Covers the concepts, methodologies and analytical tools used by managers to formulate and implement a firm’s strategy. This course also explores the complexities of a firm’s internal and external environment and applies knowledge from economics, accounting, finance, POM, marketing, HRM and organization behavior to understand appropriate competitive behavior and resultant firm performance. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or in the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): [WRT 3082  or ENG 3110 ] and MKT 3020 , ORG 3310 , FIN 3220 , POM 3430  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course, major standing and senior standing. One of the five prerequisites for this course may be taken concurrently with MGT 4350. For SBA majors only.
  
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    MGT 4540 - Business Entities

    (4)
    This course emphasizes appropriate selection, formation and operation of the six basic forms of business entity organization. Particular focus is upon issues such as insurance, licensing, capitalization, valuation, distributions, redemptions, formation documentation, annual reporting, state and federal taxation, dissolution, choosing professional assistance, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, employment handbooks, employment agreements, common operating documents, and federal laws affecting entity operation. ENT 3010  is recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing. Non-business students: ENT 2010 , ENT 2010  with a minimum grade of (C). Business students: QMM 2400  or QMM 2500  or STA 2220  or STA 2226 , ECN 2020  or ECN 2000  or ECN 2100 , ACC 2100 , MIS 1000  or CSI 1300  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MGT 4700 - Business Management Ethics

    (4)
    This course will examine business ethics from a management perspective. Both duty-based and outcome based ethical theories will be discussed. Students will utilize behavioral ethics theories to find solutions for unethical behavior in the workplace. Ethical decision making models will be explored and a concentration on stakeholders will be emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MGT 4900 - Seminar: Current Business Topics

    (4)
    The analysis of topics of current interest in management. Outside faculty and managers may participate in the seminar as an integral part of the course. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. Additional prerequisites may be required depending on the type of course being offered.
  
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    MGT 4996 - Independent Study

    (1 TO 4)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): an overall GPA of (B) or better, junior standing, major standing in the SBA and an approved contract prior to registration.

Management Information Systems

  
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    MIS 1000 - Business Problem Solving with Information Technology

    (3)
    Introduction to the use of information technology in business problem solving and business modeling. Includes hands-on exercises using Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Web browsers, and HTML.
  
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    MIS 3000 - Management Information Systems

    (3)
    This course shows how information technology can improve business processes and help managers be more effective decision makers. Topics include network functions, database management and decision support.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 1000  or CSI 1200  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course and sophomore standing.
  
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    MIS 3010 - Survey of Management Information Systems

    (3)
    Course focuses on the use of information systems in business. Topics include components, types and development of information systems, and uses and benefits of information systems. Relevant technology issues such as security, privacy and ethics will also be introduced. Business majors, pre-business students and business-undecided students cannot take this course. Offered each fall.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing and MIS 1000  or CSI 1200  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 3020 - Information Systems and Healthcare Informatics

    (3)
    Introduces students to the nature of healthcare data and healthcare information management by focusing on the use of information systems in healthcare. Topics include: components, types and development of information systems in healthcare. Relevant information technology issues such as security, privacy and ethics will also be introduced.
    Prerequisite(s): CSI 1200  or MIS 1000  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 3050 - Information Technology Foundations

    (3)
    Covers the technology at the heart of information systems. Topics include operating systems, programming and networks. Includes hands-on projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 1000  or CSI 1200  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 3130 - Information and Data Management

    (3)
    This course introduces the basics of information generation, management, and dissemination using spreadsheets and databases to support managerial decision-making. Students will study the principles of data modeling, the database development process, entity-relationship model, relational database and SQL. Developing database applications using modern software tools will be emphasized. Students will also examine data warehouses, as well as challenges in large-scale data integration. Course involves hands-on work and students complete case studies and projects, both individually and in teams.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1555  and EGR 1400  (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 3140 - Business Database Systems

    (3)
    This course discusses the basic concepts in data management and the techniques used to design, implement and maintain modern database applications. It covers various approaches to data modeling, such as entity-relationship diagramming and object modeling with UML. The course also focuses on designing relational databases from data models, querying designing forms, and generating reports. Students are also exposed to contemporary topics such as data warehousing, data mining, and web databases. Includes projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010 , and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C).  MIS 3050  may be taken concurrently.
  
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    MIS 3990 - ACHIEVE III - Management Information Systems

    (0)
    Guide students through job search process within the Management Information Systems major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 1990  and SBC 2990  
  
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    MIS 4050 - Business Systems Analysis and Design

    (3)
    Introduces the software development life cycle and information requirements analysis. Examines process modeling with UML methods and use case analysis. Exposes students to contemporary methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of information systems. Emphasizes system design (translating requirements specifications and process models into design specifications using object-oriented techniques), interface design, and software testing. Includes projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3050  and MIS 3140  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course, and major standing.
  
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    MIS 4060 - Managing Information Projects

    (3)
    Examines issues involved in managing information projects including project scheduling, measurement, assessment, budgeting and human resource management issues.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 4050  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 4130 - Networks

    (3)
    Technology, design, management, and use of data, voice, image, and video communication networks. Topics include local area networks, wide area networks, telephone systems, electronic mail, transborder data flows and communications protocols. Includes exercises using various network configurations.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4140 - Information Security Lab

    (3)
    This course seeks to improve the students’ understanding of the field of information security and assurance with coverage of recent innovations and methodologies for security infrastructure design and implementation, computer forensics, risk assessment and analysis of security requirements of a business operation, while allowing them to apply the basics of their security knowledge in a hands-on laboratory environment.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4180 - IS Risk Analysis and Controls Development

    (3)
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for conducting risk analysis of an information system and, then, developing security controls for the system. The major topics include information assets classification, risk identification, risk assessment, security controls design, security control implementation, and maintenance and monitoring. Involves projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000   or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4200 - Electronic Commerce

    (3)
    This course provides students with an analytical and technical framework to understand the emerging world of e-commerce. Topics include the complexities of the marketplace, design and implementation of an Internet business, and issues surrounding privacy, security, and the protection of intellectual property on the Internet.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 4220 - Business Object Development

    (3)
    The primary focus of the course is on the principles and applications of object-oriented methods in information systems. Object-oriented concepts and software design and programming principles will be introduced. The purpose of the course is to train students to write reasonably complex business application programs using higher level languages such as Java.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4240 - Business Application Architecture

    (3)
    This course focuses on issues related to server-side aspects of web-based applications. It introduces several solution architectures and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Server-side technologies are introduced, such as Java Servlets, Java Server Pages and Java Beans. This project-based course allows students to design and build server-side applications.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 4220  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 4260 - Business Application Technology

    (3)
    Students develop business applications with current tools. Topics include client/server systems, user interaction, validation, event-driven programming, and interacting with databases. The course emphasizes hands-on projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 4360 - Decision Support Systems

    (3)
    Using data, model and information systems to support managerial decision making.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  or MIS 3020 ; and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4410 - Operations Analytics

    (3)
    This course focuses on modeling and analyzing business operations using computer simulation including discrete event, Monte-Carlo, and systems dynamics. Topics include simulation modeling, input and output analysis, and managing simulation projects. The course includes hands-on work related to application of computer simulation modeling in the context of managerial decision making under uncertainty and designing business processes. Cross-listed with POM 4410 .
    Prerequisite(s): QMM 2410  and POM 3430  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4460 - Business Analytics

    (3)


    Introduces a range of topics, tools and technologies for modeling, analysis and visualization of business related data using spreadsheets. In addition to providing an introduction to more advanced analytics techniques such as simulation, optimization and data mining, students learn the basics of Excel VBA programming for creating spreadsheet based analysis tools.
    Prerequisite(s): (QMM 2410  or STA 2226 ) and (MIS 1000  or CSI 1200 ) with a minimum grade of (C) in both courses.

     

     

  
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    MIS 4470 - Practical Computing for Data Analytics

    (3)
    This course provides hands-on experience necessary to analyze and identify patterns and insights from large business data sets. Programmatic analytical tools such as R, Python and SAS will be introduced. Data warehousing and analytics tasks such as data acquisition, data cleansing and preparation, analysis and visualization and communication of the results will be emphasized. Students will also be exposed to building, training and testing various machine learning, data mining and statistical models.
    Prerequisite(s): QMM 2410  or STA 2226  and MIS 3050  or MIS 4460  with a minimum grade of (C) in both courses.
  
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    MIS 4500 - Web Analytics

    (3)
    This course will introduce web analytics terminology and the implementation of various web analytics tools. It will also examine the analysis/interpretation of web metrics data, the implementation and measurement of web marketing strategies, and how to take action based on web metrics. The course work will include case studies, data analysis and interpretation, and the implementation of web analytics tools on sample websites.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    MIS 4520 - Computer and Network Security

    (3)
    This course focuses on fundamentals of network and computer security technologies. It also explores management and implementation of these technologies in multi-user computer systems (such as LANs) and distributed computer systems (such as the Internet). The course may be taken by either undergraduate or graduate students.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3050 
  
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    MIS 4700 - IS Security

    (3)
    This course addresses issues pertaining to ensuring the security of organizational and personal information systems. Topics include: cryptography, analysis of threats, problems particular to networks, vulnerability and risk assessment, identification and authentication, certificates, credentials, organizational security policies, and the human factors.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4750 - Mobile Security and Secure Application Development

    (3)
    This course presents fundamental concepts of wireless security and the use of mobile apps in organizations. It introduces how to design and code secure mobile apps with PHP and SQL. Involves projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4800 - Information Security Project

    (3)
    This course introduces a Cyber Security Framework that organizations can use to implement a sound information security program. It will provide hand-on experience with tools, techniques and processes including lab exercises, demos, case studies and homework assignments. Emphasis on how to interpret an information security framework and build it into a measurable and effective security program.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  or MIS 3010  and MIS 3050  and MIS 4180  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course. MIS 4180  may be taken concurrently.
  
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    MIS 4900 - Special Topics in MIS

    (3)
    A class in a topic of interest to a faculty member such as ecommerce, artificial intelligence, Java or ethics. Topics vary. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated for a total of six credits as long as topic is different.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 3000  and MIS 3050  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course.
  
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    MIS 4996 - Independent Study

    (1 TO 3)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of six credits.
    Prerequisite(s): overall (3.0) GPA and approved contract.

Marketing

  
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    MKT 3000 - Survey of Marketing

    (4)
    This course introduces students to marketing from multiple perspectives: societal, managerial, business, not-for-profit, etc. Serves as foundation to the introductory marketing course if the student opts for a marketing major later. Course is not open to students who are pre-business, business undecided, or business majors.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    MKT 3020 - Marketing

    (4)
    Analysis of the principles of marketing, marketing concepts and trends, and their relationship to other business principles. Special emphasis is placed on the study of the marketing mix.
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 1500  or ECN 2010  or ECN 2100  and WRT 1060  and QMM 2400  or STA 2220  or STA 2226  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course. Students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 3990 - Achieve III - Marketing

    (0)
    Guide students through the job search process within the marketing major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 1990  and SBC 2990  
  
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    MKT 4040 - Consumer Behavior

    (4)
    Study of factors influencing consumer behavior, structuring and managerial use of consumer decision-making models. Examination of social, psychological and economic variables of buying behavior, including learning, motivation, attitude, personality, small group dynamics, demographic and economic factors and culture.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4050 - Marketing Research

    (4)
    Focuses on the generation and management of information in marketing decisions. Covers the evaluation of additional marketing information, how it is acquired and used, the manager’s role in market research and the researcher’s role in supplying marketing information.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020 , MKT 4040 , and QMM 2410  or QMM 2500  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. MKT 4040  and/or QMM 2410  may be taken concurrently with MKT 4050.
  
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    MKT 4060 - Integrated Marketing Communications

    (3)
    A review of the selection and integration of advertising, promotion, public relations and personal selling budgets. Focused on understanding the whole process from planning to evaluating campaign results.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4210 - Distribution Channels Management and Retailing

    (3)
    This course focuses on the management of inter-organizational channel systems. Distribution channels will be analyzed as social, economic and political systems. Special attention will be given to channel behavior, the role of the marketing mix in channel management, and the management of retailing efforts. As a part of this course, students will be exposed to distribution channels management practices and retailing through a variety of teaching approaches. This course seeks to foster the development of strategic channel management skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4220 - Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    (3)
    The focus of this course will be on the various dimensions of logistics, which together constitute a very large part of supply chain management. As a part of this course, Participants will be exposed to logistics management practices through a variety of teaching approaches. This course seeks to foster the development of logistics management skills that contribute to the development of strategic supply chain management skills.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4300 - Personal Selling

    (3)
    Focuses on the activities of personal selling in consumer and industrial markets. Emphasis is on the processes salespeople should follow when interacting with customers and prospects to ensure the needs of customers are successfully met.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4400 - Product Innovation and Management

    (3)
    This course focuses on the development and management of new products from a marketing perspective. It investigates various stages of the new product develop process, such as concept generation, project evaluation, development and product launch, and the role of marketing in making new products more successful. The structure of the course is designed to help you understand the management issues involved in the process of new product development, and develop strategic thinking and learn tools and techniques to make better decisions in the management of new products.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4500 - International Marketing

    (3)
    The application of marketing principles to problems associated with marketing products and services to different nations. Cases in international marketing will be analyzed.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4530 - Strategic Marketing Management

    (4)
    This course takes an integrated approach to marketing strategy as it relates to the firm and competitive market environments. It explores and addresses issues through multi-method techniques, including case studies. This course requires knowledge of the foundations of marketing thought and marketing research tools.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020 , MKT 4040  and MKT 4050  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. MKT 4050  may be taken concurrently with MKT 4530.
  
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    MKT 4600 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

    (3)
    The course addresses the role of marketing in newer/smaller companies which usually have accumulated fewer resources to support marketing. They also often struggle to establish their credibility. Thus entrepreneurial marketing poses a unique set of marketing challenges which becomes the focus of this course. ENT 3010  is recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Business students: MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. Non-Business Students may be able to take this course as part of an approved SBA minor. Permission from the minor coordinator is required before registration.
  
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    MKT 4700 - Business to Business Marketing

    (3)
    The study of the interaction of businesses with one another in the buying and selling of goods that facilitate the production process or are used as components in the goods manufactured by the buying firm. Focus is on how business-to-business marketing decisions are or should be made in the business environment.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4900 - Seminar in Marketing

    (3)
    Study of a selected topic or current marketing interest relevant to marketing management. Topics may include retail management, new product development, web marketing, e-commerce, services marketing or any area not covered by a specific course. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Additional prerequisites may be required depending on the type of course being offered.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    MKT 4996 - Independent Study

    (1 TO 4)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. An overall GPA of (B) or better and an approved contract prior to registration is also required.

Mathematics

Skill enrichment courses: MTH 0661 and MTH 0662

MTH 0661 and MTH 0662 are academic skill enrichment courses specially designed to aid incoming students who need additional preparation prior to entering one of the university’s standard mathematical sciences sequences.

*Note that when a student exercises the repeat option and takes MTH 0661 or 0662 to replace a grade previously earned in MTH 011, 012, 102, 103, 111, 112, 061 or 062 the grade earned in MTH 0661 or 0662 will replace the former grade.

  
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    ACS 3000 - Foundations of Probability and Calculus

    (1)
    Short review of important tools in algebra and calculus and links to applications of probability functions as integration and summation tools. Application of sequences and series to discrete probability distributions. Basic probability theory and combinatorial probability.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2554  and STA 2226 , each with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ACS 3001 - Review for P/1 Exam

    (1)
    Review of materials for the Society of Actuaries P/1 exam. Generally offered during summer semester.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 2226 
  
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    ACS 3002 - Review for the FM/2 Exam

    (1)
    Review of materials for the Society of Actuaries FM/2 exam. Generally offered during summer semester.
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 3720 
  
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    ACS 3660 - Case Project

    (1)
    Working in teams students will work on a real actuarial project presented by the instructor. Course is usually offered over the entire 14 week summer session and is a blend of online and in class meetings. Course is repeatable.
    Prerequisite(s): Actuarial science major.
  
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    ACS 3905 - Special Topics in Actuarial Science

    (1 TO 3)
    Study of a selected topic in actuarial sciences. Emphasis is placed on the institutional rather than theoretical aspects of a topic. May be repeated a total of four times as long as the topic is different. Generally offered during summer semester. Course is repeatable for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): Actuarial science major.
  
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    ACS 3990 - ACHIEVE 3 Actuarial Sciences

    (0)
    Guides students through the job search process within the actuarial sciences major. Generally offered during the fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): SBC 1990  and SBC 2990 
  
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    ACS 4001 - Review for MFE/3 Exam

    (1)
    Review of materials for the Society of Actuaries MFE/3 exam. Generally offered during the summer semester.
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 4900 
  
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    ACS 4550 - Financial Mathematics

    (3)
    Fundamental concepts of financial mathematics. Topics include interest rate, annuities, amortization and sinking funds, bond valuation, and investment return. Replaces APM/ECN 450 Risk Management. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): FIN 3720  and MTH 2554 . If taken as prerequisite(s), each with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ACS 4905 - Special Topics in Actuarial Science

    (1 TO 3)
    Intensive study of a selected topic in actuarial sciences. May be repeated a total of three times as long as the topic is different. Generally offered during summer semester.
    Prerequisite(s): ACS 4550  
  
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    MTH 0661 - Elementary Algebra

    (4)
    Order of operations; algebra of exponents; variable expressions; linear equations and inequalities in one variable; graphing and lines; linear systems of equations in two and three variables; polynomial arithmetic; factoring; solving equations by factoring; applications and problem solving.
  
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    MTH 0662 - Intermediate Algebra

    (4)
    Rational expressions; radicals and rational exponents; solving rational and radical equations, quadratic equations; introduction to functions and their graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; applications and problem solving.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 0661  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement exam.
  
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    MTH 1118 - Mathematical Sciences in the Modern World

    (4)
    Designed for students without an extensive mathematics background who wish to explore the ways people use mathematical sciences to solve problems that arise in modern society. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
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    MTH 1221 - Linear Programming Elementary Functions

    (4)
    Systems of equations, matrices, and linear programming (simplex method); rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 0662  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
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    MTH 1222 - Calculus for the Social Sciences

    (4)
    The basic concepts, theorems and applications to the social sciences of the differential and integral calculus of one and several variables. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1221  with a grade of (C) or higher or MTH 1441  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
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    MTH 1441 - Precalculus

    (4)
    Functions, roots of polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions (including graphs, identities, inverse functions, equations and applications), complex numbers, analytic geometry and conic sections.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 0662  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
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    MTH 1554 - Calculus I

    (4)
    A detailed study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, numerical techniques, integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1441  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
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    MTH 1555 - Calculus II

    (4)
    A detailed study of methods of integration, applications of the integrals, improper integrals, sequences, series and power series, polar coordinates, and parametric curves. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisites for knowledge applications: completion of the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1554  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 2554 - Multivariable Calculus

    (4)
    A study of vectors, polar coordinates, three-dimensional geometry, differential calculus of functions of several variables, exact differential equations, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and vector fields.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1555  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 2775 - Linear Algebra

    (4)
    Study of general vector spaces, linear systems of equations, linear transformations and compositions, Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, modeling and orthogonality. Provides a transition to formal mathematics.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1555  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 2905 - Special Topics

    (2 OR 4)
    Intermediate study of a selected topic in mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
  
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    MTH 2996 - Independent Study

    (2 OR 4)
    Reading or research on some mathematical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
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    MTH 3001 - Putnam Seminar

    (2)
    This seminar meets one evening per week. Students solve and present solutions to challenging mathematical problems in preparation for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a national undergraduate mathematics competition. May be repeated three times for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    MTH 3002 - Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking

    (4)
    The propositional and predicate calculus, set theory, methods of mathematical proof, inductive and recursive thinking, relations and functions, infinity. Emphasis is on rigorous proofs of mathematical statements. Offered every fall.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2775  with a grade of (C) or higher or APM 2663  with a grade of (C) or higher or permission of department.
  
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    MTH 3552 - Complex Variables

    (4)
    A study of analytic functions of a complex variable including differentiation and integration, series representations, the theory of residues and applications.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2554  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4114 - History of Mathematics

    (4)
    Mathematics from ancient to modern times, its growth, development and place in human culture. Offered every winter. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4115 - Foundations of Mathematics: Mathematical Logic and Set Theory

    (4)
    An examination of the logical foundations of mathematics including analysis of the axiomatic method, basic set theory, cardinal and ordinal numbers, and the axiom of theory.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4552 - Advanced Calculus I

    (4)
    The topology of the real number line and of n-dimensional Euclidean space, continuity and uniform continuity, derivatives, the Riemann integral, sequences and series, uniform convergence. Offered every fall.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2554 , MTH 2775  and MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher in each course, or permission of department.
  
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    MTH 4553 - Advanced Calculus II

    (4)
    Improper integrals, derivatives and integrals in n-dimensional Euclidean space, implicit and inverse function theorems, differential geometry and vector calculus, and Fourier series. Offered every winter.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 4552  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4661 - General Topology

    (4)
    A study of topological spaces and continuous functions.  Separation and countability properties, connectedness, compactness and local properties.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4662 - Geometric Structures

    (4)
    A study of topics from Euclidean geometry, projective geometry, non-Euclidean geometry and transformation geometry. Offered every fall.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MTH 3002  with grade of (C) or higher or permission of department.
  
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    MTH 4665 - Differential Geometry

    (4)
    Theory of curves and surfaces in Euclidean space with an introduction to the theory of matrix Lie groups.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 4553  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4772 - Number Theory with Cryptography

    (4)
    Structure of the integers, prime factorization, congruences, multiplicative functions, primitive roots and quadratic reciprocity, and selected applications including cryptography.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4775 - Abstract Algebra I

    (4)
    Groups, subgroups, cossets, homomorphisms, quotient groups, rings and ideals; field extensions and geometric constructions.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2775  and MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher or permission of department.
  
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    MTH 4776 - Abstract Algebra II

    (4)
    Polynomial rings, irreducibility of polynomials, field theory, solving polynomial equations, introduction to Galois theory and applications.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 4775  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTH 4905 - Special Topics

    (2 OR 4)
    Advanced study of a selected topic in mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor
  
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    MTH 4996 - Independent Study

    (2 OR 4)
    Reading or research on some mathematical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
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    MTH 4997 - Apprentice College Teaching

    (2 OR 4)
    Open to any well-qualified junior or senior who obtains consent of a faculty member to assist in presenting a regular college course. The apprentice should be capable of assuming limited classroom teaching duties. May be repeated for additional credit. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors

  
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    MTE 2110 - Mathematics for Elementary Education I

    (4)
    Mathematical problem solving; logic and sets; whole numbers and operations, number theory, extensions to integers, fractions, decimals, percents, real numbers; proportional reasoning.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 0662  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
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    MTE 2111 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II

    (4)
    Introduction to probability and statistics; concepts from two- and three-dimensional geometry, constructions, geometric reasoning, congruence, similarity, area, volume, isometries, size transformations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 2110  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTE 3118 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Education

    (4)
    Advanced study of topics in MTE 2110  and MTE 2111 , with an emphasis on the Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 2111  and MTH 1441 , each with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTE 4110 - Elementary School Mathematics and the Computer

    (4)
    An introduction to creative uses of computers in teaching mathematics in the elementary school, including program design, machine architecture, and the BASIC and LOGO computing languages. Enrollment is limited to elementary education majors.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 2111  and STA 2220  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MTE 4905 - Special Topics

    (2 OR 4)
    Study of mathematical topics particularly relevant for prospective teachers of elementary and middle school mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 2111  with a grade of (C) or higher or permission of instructor.

Mechanical Engineering

  
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    ME 3200 - Engineering Mechanics

    (4)
    Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies: analysis of structures, centroids and moments of inertia; kinematics, Newton’s Second Law, work and energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum. With laboratory. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2800  with a grade of (C) or higher and major standing.
  
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    ME 3250 - Mechanics of Materials

    (4)
    Introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies: distribution of stress and strain in beams, shafts, columns, pressure vessels and other structural elements, factor of safety, yield criteria of materials with applications to design. With laboratory. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2800  with a grade of (C) or higher and major standing.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): ME 3200 
  
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    ME 3300 - Computer-Aided Design

    (3)
    Use of engineering software in design and analysis such as: solid modeling of machine parts, projection views layout, parametric and knowledge-based design, assembly design, sheet and metal design, bill of materials, structure design, introduction of finite element method, engineering optimization, space analysis and clash detection, mechanism and kinematics of assemblies. Offered fall and winter.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): ME 3250  and major standing.
 

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