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Emphases at the University of Arizona Global Campus

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. Students may take an emphasis in combination with any undergraduate degree program. Coursework that is applied toward fulfillment of an emphasis may count toward elective or General Education requirements.

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Business Emphases

Do you have an interest in studying important questions like how a country builds wealth and what policies help economies grow? If so, the Business Economics emphasis may be for you! This emphasis provides the critical knowledge you need to understand the impact of the economy on businesses, individuals, and the global community. Learning economic concepts will assist you in understanding how to analyze scarce resources, how to structure effective consumer incentives, and how public policies may impact an economy. Finally, the Business Economics emphasis includes topics such as profit maximization, international trade, and how to solve contemporary business problems in a global environment. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Business Economics Emphasis Courses

ECO 320 International Economics

3 Credits

This course will focus on the global environment of firms with particular emphasis on economic variables such as GDP, inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates. Topics include international trade, international finance, and regional issues in the global economy.

ECO 406 Business Cycles & Growth

3 Credits

Topics include analysis of economic fluctuations and their impact on corporations and consumers; different explanations for business cycles; monetary and fiscal policy for stabilizing economic fluctuations; effects of public debt, investment, employment and trade policy on economic growth. Prerequisite: ECO 203.

ECO 408 Managerial Economics

3 Credits

This course will focus on the application of economic principles and analyses to contemporary business problems and managerial decision making. Emphasis will be given to price and production decision making for profit maximization, investment decision making for a new project, strategic decision making in various business situations, and decision making with risks and uncertainty. Prerequisite: ECO 204.

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The drone market has been rapidly growing with various industries integrating drones into their daily operations. Drones provide new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Industries are primed for entrepreneurial growth on all fronts. In this emphasis you will gain insight on drone management topics including: Integration, Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain Management and Legal Considerations. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Explore new and innovative use cases for drones, in existing commercial applications, modern businesses, and industries.

Undergraduate Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This dynamic course is based on a unique model of entrepreneurial methodology developed by Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Entrepreneurship encompasses imagining the unknown, taking inspired action, and embracing uncertainty to create a new future. It involves the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to address challenges and to solve problems. Students will learn how to use imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to bring new ideas to fruition that inspire others. Students will create a feasible blueprint for a venture opportunity idea of their own. This course will be the beginning of the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

BUS 433 New Business Strategy

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide prospective entrepreneurs with information and tools for evaluating opportunities for starting a new firm—how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities it will take to enter and provide a platform for future growth. Prerequisite: BUS 362.

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Discover how drones are changing the marketing industry, providing new ways and tools for marketers and brands to gather data, launch products, and engage with their audience. This emphasis provides a foundation for you to build upon to create unique campaigns for products or businesses by integrating drones to gather data and integrate it for use in marketing and advertising. Stay ahead of the curve using drone technology to create new, exciting, and visually pleasing advertising material. Gain insights on different ways to use drones in your marketing strategies. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Marketing Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 330 Principles of Marketing

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of advertising as a promotional force with emphasis on institutions, planning, strategic practices, and tactical decisions made by advertising executives. It will also explore the various career opportunities including account executive, media buying, copywriting, production, and research.sis-description">The methods used by producers of goods and services to determine and satisfy the wants of society. An examination of external and internal environments that impact marketing decisions, the basic elements of a marketing program, and issues in ethics and social responsibility.

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Perhaps you want to be your own boss, or you enjoy out-of-the-box thinking, solving puzzles, resolving problems, and finding creative ways to address issues in the current business environment. The Entrepreneurship emphasis may be just what you are looking for. This emphasis can help you visualize and realize skills you will need to succeed in a global business environment. It enables you to craft a foundation of skills and essential knowledge to build a business from its inception and transform it into sustainable growth. You will learn how to analyze risk, address and analyze the impact of various environmental factors in the political and ethical realm, and learn to design and compile business plans. The following courses are part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This dynamic course is based on a unique model of entrepreneurial methodology developed by Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Entrepreneurship encompasses imagining the unknown, taking inspired action, and embracing uncertainty to create a new future. It involves the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to address challenges and to solve problems. Students will learn how to use imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to bring new ideas to fruition that inspire others. Students will create a feasible blueprint for a venture opportunity idea of their own. This course will be the beginning of the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

BUS 433 New Business Strategy

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide prospective entrepreneurs with information and tools for evaluating opportunities for starting a new firm—how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities it will take to enter and provide a platform for future growth. Prerequisite: BUS 362.

BUS 437 Business Plan Development

3 Credits

BUS 437 students will use prior learning to create a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. The emphasis is on using a systematic four-step method to frame business plan development activities. Each week student teams will develop one segment of the team’s business plan and receive feedback from the instructor through a game simulation. Prerequisites: BUS 362.

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Do you have an interest in learning how to help people manage their finances? The Financial Planning Emphasis may be a great fit! The Financial Planning emphasis provides the critical knowledge on topics such as budgeting, saving for a home, college, or retirement, and managing investments. This emphasis will also cover the laws and regulations affecting financial planners. Explore topics such as estate planning, the role of insurance in individual financial security, and how to plan for the future. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Financial Planning Emphasis Courses

BUS 342 Financial Planning & Practice

3 Credits

This course is a study of the various aspects of family financial planning from the perspective of the financial planning professional. It introduces the legal and regulatory issues affecting financial planners, defines the client-planner relationship, and prepares the planner to conduct family financial analysis. Emphasis is on providing the student with the knowledge and tools necessary to help families make informed financial decisions.

BUS 405 Principles of Investments

3 Credits

The study and analysis of securities and other forms of investments. Emphasis is on investment principles from the manager’s point of view. Prerequisite: BUS 401.

PFP 457 Retirement & Estate Planning

3 Credits

The Retirement and Estate Planning course is designed to introduce methods and techniques of personal financial planning with an emphasis on how a client’s needs are addressed within the confines of government rules and regulations. This course will include an examination of the laws, regulations and benefits available to those who are retiring, who have retired, or those who are estate planning. Prerequisite: ACC 401.

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A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Administration is designed to show you how public organizations differ from private or corporate organizations. This overview of key aspects of public sector practices and processes found in government and nonprofit organizations will complement both business and social science majors.

Undergraduate Public Administration Emphasis Courses

PPA 307 Intergovernmental Relations & Issues

3 Credits

The theory and practice of intergovernmental relations and the various issues that accompany the daily operations and affect the overall efficiency of our system. This course will address both the legal and political perspectives of the interactions, relationships and public policy considerations throughout the various components and levels of government.

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory & Behavior

3 Credits

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory and Behavior presents the theories of how people behave in organizations with the emphasis on public sector and non-profit organizations. This course addresses Organization Behavior, Organization Theory, and Public Management with emphasis on public accountability while providing a perspective for managing public and nonprofit sector organizations. The focus is on the primary foundational aspects of organizational structure, communication, and accountability directly to the citizen. Students will also apply theory to practice and understand how to respond to the public mood of cutback and reduction in addition to an overall distrust of government.

PPA 401 Urban Management

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to formal and informal elements of urban management systems addressing the exploration of alternative approaches to dealing with problems arising from rapid urban growth.

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The Public Relations emphasis focuses on the strategic management of an organization's relationships with multiple stakeholders. You will gain additional insight into modern communication strategies that enhance brand image value that influence market returns. Competencies learned within the Public Relations emphasis are marketing and branding, evidence based decision making, market research and communication strategies. The type of occupations that may be interested in earning this emphasis include public relations specialist, brand manager, public administration, non-profit management, sales agent, manager, market analyst, employee relations, etc.

Undergraduate Public Relations Emphasis Courses

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 336 Marketing Strategy

3 Credits

The objective of this course is to advance the students ability to develop, implement, and critically evaluate the marketing strategy for a product or service. It will provide the conceptual frameworks and hone the analytical and creative skills that are necessary to define and develop superior value, persuasively communicate that value, profitably deliver it to a carefully selected target market, and sustain both the value and the profitability in the face of ever-changing customer needs and competitive offerings.

BUS 339 Marketing Research

3 Credits

Study and analysis of the marketing information system. Includes the organizational characteristics of marketing research, basic tools and procedures, and management science applications.

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In the Real Estate Studies emphasis you’ll learn the ins and outs of a fascinating industry and prepare for examining the markets and financing methods for residential and commercial properties. Discover the many trends that influence property valuations and learn the best practices to benefit and safeguard investors. These three courses comprise the Real Estate Studies emphasis:

Undergraduate Real Estate Studies Emphasis Courses

RES 301 Principles of Real Estate

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the general principles of real estate, to include industry terminology, ethics, deeds, listing and purchase agreements, agency, contracts, and property valuation decisions. Emphasis will also be on factors impacting local and national real estate markets.

RES 325 Real Estate Practice

3 Credits

This course examines the basic job functions of real estate salespersons and brokers. Property listing, advertising, escrow, sales, and establishing a client base will be covered with practical applications for completing successful transactions.

RES 345 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 Credits

This course is a study of the legal system and its impact on purchase, ownership, sale, and leasing of real estate. Topics to be covered include contracts, wills, zoning, and environmental law, as well as Constitutional issues in real estate

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Courses within the Supply Chain Management area of emphasis highlight effective management of supply chain processes and information flow in order to optimize activities and costs, and successfully serve their customers. You will study individual functions of supply chain and strategic relationships among these functions, which include: purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, quality, sustainability, financial controls; importing, exporting, trade agreements, contract negotiations, and transportation. You will learn to apply the core business knowledge to managing wider organizational processes. The following three courses comprise the Supply Chain Management area of emphasis:

Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Emphasis Courses

MGT 323 Principles of Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

This course introduces supply chain management, and the related costs. It provides a systematic overview and analysis of the elements of supply chain functions in widely varying types of industries and agencies, including handling, warehousing, inventory control, and financial controls. Prerequisite: MGT 330.

MGT 370 International Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

Topics covered in this course include the government’s role in global logistics, the global logistics environment, ocean and air transportation, transportation to Canada, Mexico, and the European continent including intermediaries, documentation, insurance, exporting, and importing. Current trends in globalization will also be explored and evaluated. The role of logistics and transportation organizations in the global supply chain process will be discussed.

MGT 400 Logistics Management

3 Credits

This course is an overview of logistics management in the modern business environment. It examines financial and economic aspects of logistics and highlights the value created by logistics activities. Students will evaluate transportation and warehousing management strategies. The course takes a practical approach to logistics and applies innovative logistics principles to business situations. The course examines contemporary topics, including the role of inventory, that support the organization’s strategic goals. Prerequisite: MGT 300.

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Communications Emphases

Do you enjoy reading great works of literature and considering what they reveal about our diverse histories, cultures, and identities? The English Emphasis offers you the opportunity to read and analyze works of American, British, and Anglophone literature within their historical and sociopolitical contexts. You will evaluate how the conventions of different literary genres create meaning and theme, and you will apply influential critical theories to literary texts. As you consider how writing, language, and literature shape and are shaped by diverse human cultures and individual identities, you will gain new insights into the social, philosophical, and moral themes that are crucial to a just society and global community. Coursework in English will help you sharpen critical thinking skills, communication, and writing which are valued by employers in a broad range of fields. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate English Emphasis Courses

ENG 301 American Literature to 1865

3 Credits

This course examines writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Anglo-Saxon period through the mid-eighteenth century.

ENG 345 British Literature I

3 Credits

This course will examine American literature from early colonization through 1865, including texts from the colonial, revolutionary, and antebellum periods. The focus will be upon literary analysis and literary movements contextualized by American history and culture.

ENG 346 British Literature II

3 Credits

This course provides a survey of writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Romantic Period to the present.

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Do you have an interest in documenting local, national, and world events as they happen within a rapidly evolving social and political landscape? Would you like to learn how to research, write, and edit information that can be distributed in print, online media, and live broadcast? The Journalism emphasis will give you the knowledge and skills needed to conduct research, evaluate information, and write clearly in the forms and styles appropriate for the profession. You will learn the rights, roles, and responsibilities of news media professionals, and apply ethical principles in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity. Coursework in Journalism can help you demonstrate the capacity to think analytically, creatively, and independently in developing news and information. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work and the work of others. The ability to provide the right information, media, and message to a variety of audiences is a skill valued within many professions. The following courses are included in this emphasis:

Undergraduate Journalism Emphasis Courses

JRN 200 Elements of Journalism

3 Credits

Elements of Journalism provides students with an understanding of the field of journalism. The course focuses on developing the students’ skills in the areas of grammar, spelling, punctuation, Associated Press (AP) style writing, the inverted pyramid, news gathering, interviewing and other elements of journalism. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and 122 or equivalents.

JRN 301 Newsgathering & Reporting

3 Credits

This course focuses on gathering, evaluating, writing, and editing information for news stories tailored to various forms of media. Prerequisite: JRN 200 or JRN 201.

JRN 341 Specialized Journalism

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the various genres of journalistic writing. Students learn to employ skills acquired from previous journalism courses to specific types of news reporting. Genres include the following: investigative journalism, sports journalism, entertainment journalism, business journalism, and environmental journalism.

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The Public Relations emphasis focuses on the strategic management of an organization's relationships with multiple stakeholders. You will gain additional insight into modern communication strategies that enhance brand image value that influence market returns. Competencies learned within the Public Relations emphasis are marketing and branding, evidence based decision making, market research and communication strategies. The type of occupations that may be interested in earning this emphasis include public relations specialist, brand manager, public administration, non-profit management, sales agent, manager, market analyst, employee relations, etc.

Undergraduate Public Relations Emphasis Courses

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 336 Marketing Strategy

3 Credits

The objective of this course is to advance the students ability to develop, implement, and critically evaluate the marketing strategy for a product or service. It will provide the conceptual frameworks and hone the analytical and creative skills that are necessary to define and develop superior value, persuasively communicate that value, profitably deliver it to a carefully selected target market, and sustain both the value and the profitability in the face of ever-changing customer needs and competitive offerings.

BUS 339 Marketing Research

3 Credits

Study and analysis of the marketing information system. Includes the organizational characteristics of marketing research, basic tools and procedures, and management science applications.

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Do you have an interest in communicating more effectively within your community and in the workplace? The emphasis in Strategic Communication will acquaint you with modern communication tools and techniques, including theories and methods of persuasion, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, and organizational communication. You will learn how to identify challenges to effective communication in different contexts and formulate effective solutions. As you learn to utilize communication techniques appropriate to audience and context, you will gain an understanding of the importance of sensitivity in communications between and among different groups and individuals of diverse backgrounds. The ability to communicate with fluency and clarity is a valuable skill for employers and for free expression in a democratic society. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate Strategic Communication Emphasis Courses

COM 223 Persuasion in Communication

3 Credits

Students learn to analyze and evaluate persuasive messages and determine which contribute to effective and non-effective persuasion. Students formulate persuasive arguments and learn to deliver those arguments effectively, in a variety of forms. This course examines the purpose and function of research in supporting elements of persuasion and the need to understand receiver variables.

COM 325 Communication & Conflict

3 Credits

The course provides students with conflict resolution techniques through communication. Students will analyze the purpose of conflict, learn to work with difficult people, and understand communication as a significant factor in the development, management, and resolution of conflict at the interpersonal, small group, organization, and societal levels. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents.

COM 370 Intercultural Communication

3 Credits

This course integrates the use of advanced communication techniques into a variety of contexts shaped by socially and culturally constructed distinctions between and among individuals and groups. Topics include intercultural, multicultural, international, and inter-gender communications.

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Criminal Justice Emphases

Expand your bachelor's degree with the Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis that will introduce you to the field of criminal justice, and the use of drones in crime prevention and crime scene investigation. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center

CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credits

This course considers processes for law enforcement, the judiciary, corrections and juvenile justice. In addition, this course considers criminal justice issues, applications for criminology, and critical perspectives in the study of criminal justice..

CRJ 305 Crime Prevention

3 Credits

This course explores strategies of crime prevention including programs designed to reduce opportunities to commit crime, programs to alleviate demoralizing community social and economic conditions that foster criminal behavior, programs to improve police/community cooperation, and programs to educate young people as to likely consequences of criminal behavior.

CRJ 311 Forensics

3 Credits

Forensic science applies scientific methodology to crime scene investigation and crime solving. This course analyzes techniques of crime scene investigation and the lawful gathering of evidence. Emphasis is placed upon the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the admissibility of physical evidence at trial, as well as the role of forensic science in the criminal justice system and the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence (chain of custody issues).

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Add to your BA Social and Criminal Justice degree with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management emphasis and learn about emergency preparedness and security. Study emergency management planning and response and examine factors in terrorism, in cyber-crime and in homeland security. Learn about the use of drones for homeland security and emergency management and examine how interests of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in drones relate to DHS objectives. Through this emphasis study the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 UAS classification, certification and operating rules and prepare for the FAA exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Homeland Security and Emergency Management Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

HSM 318 Emergency Planning & Response

3 Credits

This course will provide students with the skills to develop a comprehensive plan for risk analysis, threat assessment, staffing an emergency operations center, coordinating with supporting agencies, and the creation of a continuing testing program. Analysis of historical incidents as well as realistic scenarios are used to teach students how to plan for natural disasters as well as terrorism and other emergencies at the federal, state and local levels. This course is designed to provide students with the ability to evaluate an emergency incident, determine its scope, understand the function of the first responders, learn the communication procedures necessary to alert the appropriate agencies, and understand how first responders are dispatched. Students will create a recovery plan for response to large scale incidents.

HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis

3 Credits

Students in this course study and analyze counterterrorism including the evolution of counterterrorism, and the specifics of the typology and anatomy of terrorist operations. The course includes an overview of the intelligence community, collection, analysis, requirements and dissemination.

HSM 438 Introduction to Cyber Crime

3 Credits

This course focuses on the technical aspects of digital crime as well as behavioral aspects of computer hackers, virus writers, terrorists and other offenders. Using real life examples and case studies, students will examine the history, development, extent and types of digital crime and digital terrorism as well as current legislation and law enforcement practices designed to prevent, investigate and prosecute these crimes.

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The drone market has been rapidly growing with various industries integrating drones into their daily operations. Homeland Security and Emergency Management is one area of interest. Emergency preparedness, planning, and security also go together with homeland security. Drones provide new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs in the area of homeland security and emergency management. In this emphasis you will gain insight on drone security topics including understanding malware, tools used to combat cyber criminals, drones used by emergency response teams, cyber terrorism, and digital legal considerations. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Integrating Drones in a Cybersecurity Infrastructure Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of information systems security (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) and the seven domains of the typical IT infrastructure. Risks, threats, and vulnerabilities will be defined. Creation of an IT security policy framework will be emphasized. The following topics will be introduced: the risk management process, cryptography, compliance laws, and information security standards. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply the security life cycle to an information system.

CYB 401 Risk Management & Infrastructure

3 Credits

This course builds upon the risk management concepts learned in CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology. Topics presented are risk management standards, methods, and tools and IT governance and control frameworks. Methods to prepare a risk analysis will be reviewed. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify an organization’s threats and vulnerabilities, and the associated risks along with the probability that the risks will occur.

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Health Care Emphases

Do you have an interest in learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle, exploring the benefits of behavior change, and diving into how to better manage stress? If so, the Health and Wellness emphasis may be for you! The Health and Wellness emphasis examines the dimensions of wellness and the relationship of chronic conditions to preventive measures and treatment interventions. This emphasis can help you gain skills to promote health and wellness behaviors on an individual level by evaluating lifestyle factors and developing personalized wellness programs that utilize evidenced-based theories and strategies. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Health and Wellness Emphasis Courses

HWE 200 Introduction to Health & Wellness

3 Credits

This course provides students with a holistic overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness across the lifespan. The seven dimensions of health: Physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, spiritual, and environmental are explored within the context of a wellness lifestyle.

HWE 340 Exercise & Physiology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to physiological responses to exercise in the human body. Students compare the major physiological systems (energy transfer, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, etc.) at rest, explain the systemic adaptations that occur with acute and long-term exercise, and evaluate how these activities affect health and human performance. Students also analyze how nutrition and pharmacological aids impact athletic performance.

HWE 415 Stress Management

3 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of stress management concepts including causes and effects of acute and chronic stress as well as techniques used to manage stress. Students learn about the effects of stress, analyze the relationship between stress and health, apply stress management techniques, and develop stress management programs while considering various cultural backgrounds.

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If you are interested in helping communities promote healthy lifestyles, the public health emphasis is your introduction to the field of health education. Health educators plan, administer, and evaluate public health programs in diverse settings such as research institutions, health care facilities, community organizations, schools, and governmental agencies. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Public Health Emphasis Courses

HPR 231 Introduction to Health Education

3 Credits

This course is a foundational course designed to provide an introduction to health education and the health education profession. Health educators are often responsible for developing and implementing health education programs that aim to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. The roles, responsibilities, skills, settings and professional networks of health educators will be reviewed in this course.

HPR 232 Community Health Promotion Methods

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the professional scope of entry-level health educator responsibilities. Students gain knowledge of organizational concepts, processes, skills, attitudes, and personal characteristics comprising the field of health education. The course content explores the theoretical and practical issues of the field of community health that enable students to identify and apply health education principles to health challenges facing individuals, groups, and communities.

HPR 303 Health Communications

3 Credits

Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, this course provides an introduction to the field of health communications, and explores how communications are utilized to influence and motivate individuals,institutional, government, and public audiences about important health issues and interventions.Students examine processes for creating clear, accurate, and appropriate health communications for a variety of target audiences. Case studies of health campaigns are integrated into the course.

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The Sports and Recreation emphasis can be combined with your undergraduate degree program to introduce you to key aspects of the sports and recreation industry. In these 3 courses you’ll learn about the basic concepts, practices, and management of sport facilities, you’ll explore issues surrounding amateur and professional sports leagues and associations, and you’ll examine tort issues, risk management, sports agency contract law, collective bargaining, gender issues, intellectual property, and antitrust law.

Undergraduate Sports and Recreation Emphasis Courses

SRM 300 Sport Facility Management

3 Credits

This course explores the basic concepts, practices and management of sport facilities. The students will identify and review the managerial practices as to the financing, building, and management of various forms of sport facilities. Included in the course will be an examination of legal issues, risk management, and current trends and issues in the management of sport facilities. The students will be afforded the opportunity to obtain specific insights to current practices and new developments in sport facilities management.

SRM 311 Sport Law

3 Credits

This course explores the legal structure of, and issues surrounding, amateur and professional sports leagues and associations. Included will be an examination of tort issues, risk management, sports agency, contract law, collective bargaining, gender issues, intellectual property, and antitrust law.

SRM 401 Sport Finance

3 Credits

The course examines the economic and financial environment in which the sport industry operates, with emphasis on financial decision-making, financial management, and current financial trends. The content identifies key stakeholders and their various interests in the financial success of sport operations and organizations. The students will explore sources of funding and revenue generation, financial controls and reporting, budgets, and the relationship between management principles and financial performance. Prerequisite: ACC 205.

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Information Technology Emphases

Broaden your bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Web and Mobile Application Technology. This particular emphasis helps you develop applications for mobile and wearable devices while also exploring responsive web design, web technologies and frameworks, and Android and iOS software development kits (SDK) to create mobile apps for mobile devices. This emphasis provides a foundation for you to build upon to create business Web and mobile apps by integrating current and emerging Web and mobile technologies.

Undergraduate Web & Mobile App Technology Emphasis Courses

WEB 304 Cross-Platform Mobile Applications Development

3 Credits

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop a cross-platform mobile application using existing Web front-end technologies. In this course, students will also be introduced to the Bootstrap framework and learn how to use the Bootstrap's grid systems and container layouts to develop responsive and mobile first projects on the web. Prerequisite: WEB 401.

WEB 307 Android Mobile Applications Development

3 Credits

This Mobile Application Development course examines the principles of mobile application design and development for the Android framework. Topics will include memory management, user interface design, user interface building, input methods, and data handling. This course will address unique design and deployment issues that must be taken into consideration when developing applications for mobile devices. Prerequisite: CST 301.

WEB 310 iOS Applications Development

3 Credits

This iOS Applications Development course examines the principles of mobile application design and development. Students will learn application development for the iOS platform. Topics will include memory management, user interface design, user interface building, input methods, data handling, network techniques and URL loading, and specifics such as GPS and motion sensing. This course will address unique design and deployment issues that must be taken into consideration when developing applications for mobile devices. Prerequisite: CST 301.

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Liberal Arts Emphases

Do you enjoy reading great works of literature and considering what they reveal about our diverse histories, cultures, and identities? The English Emphasis offers you the opportunity to read and analyze works of American, British, and Anglophone literature within their historical and sociopolitical contexts. You will evaluate how the conventions of different literary genres create meaning and theme, and you will apply influential critical theories to literary texts. As you consider how writing, language, and literature shape and are shaped by diverse human cultures and individual identities, you will gain new insights into the social, philosophical, and moral themes that are crucial to a just society and global community. Coursework in English will help you sharpen critical thinking skills, communication, and writing which are valued by employers in a broad range of fields. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate English Emphasis Courses

ENG 301 American Literature to 1865

3 Credits

This course will examine American literature from early colonization through 1865, including texts from the colonial, revolutionary, and antebellum periods. The focus will be upon literary analysis and literary movements contextualized by American history and culture.

ENG 345 British Literature I

3 Credits

This course examines writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Anglo-Saxon period through the mid-eighteenth century.

ENG 346 British Literature II

3 Credits

This course provides a survey of writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Romantic Period to the present.

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Do you have an interest in how the events and movements of the past have shaped our modern world? An emphasis in History will give you the research and analytical skills needed to investigate the past and to analyze the evolving forces that will continue to shape the future. You will study events, institutions, and human communities within their historical context. As you evaluate historical events and trends from a global perspective, you will consider the significance of social and cultural developments within a broad historical context. Through the reading and interpretation of important primary resources, you will learn how to discuss and debate the nature of historical events and how to create arguments based on evidence, a critical skill for any field of study or profession. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate History Emphasis Courses

HIS 311 Gender in History

3 Credits

This course examines the changing roles and relationships of individuals and groups within specific historical contexts in an exploration of gender’s centrality to the study of the past. Students will assess gender as a category of socially constructed difference that reveals the complexity of peoples’ experiences as historical actors. Starting from a broad discussion of gender history and theory, the course moves chronologically and geographically through major themes including the family, economic life, ideals and laws, religion, political life, education and culture, and sexuality. Within each topical area, emphasis is placed on the ways that gender is integral to other relations of power, which have affected human lives in multiple ways over time and place. Prerequisite: ENG 122.

HIS 340 Recent American History

3 Credits

This course will examine the foreign policy, political, cultural and social developments in the United States in the years after World War II. Prerequisites: ENG 122.

HIS 379 The Atlantic World

3 Credits

The history of the Atlantic basin from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth, including the interactions of Africans, Europeans, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the societies their interactions produced. Themes covered include the Columbian exchange, migrations (forced and voluntary), empire-building, strategies of resistance, identity formation, and the transatlantic dimensions of the American and French Revolutions. Prerequisites: ENG 122.

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Do you have an interest in documenting local, national, and world events as they happen within a rapidly evolving social and political landscape? Would you like to learn how to research, write, and edit information that can be distributed in print, online media, and live broadcast? The Journalism emphasis will give you the knowledge and skills needed to conduct research, evaluate information, and write clearly in the forms and styles appropriate for the profession. You will learn the rights, roles, and responsibilities of news media professionals, and apply ethical principles in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity. Coursework in Journalism can help you demonstrate the capacity to think analytically, creatively, and independently in developing news and information. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work and the work of others. The ability to provide the right information, media, and message to a variety of audiences is a skill valued within many professions. The following courses are included in this emphasis:

Undergraduate Journalism Emphasis Courses

JRN 200 Elements of Journalism

3 Credits

Elements of Journalism provides students with an understanding of the field of journalism. The course focuses on developing the students’ skills in the areas of grammar, spelling, punctuation, Associated Press (AP) style writing, the inverted pyramid, news gathering, interviewing and other elements of journalism. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and 122 or equivalents.

JRN 301 Newsgathering & Reporting

3 Credits

This course focuses on gathering, evaluating, writing, and editing information for news stories tailored to various forms of media. Prerequisite: JRN 200 or JRN 201.

JRN 341 Specialized Journalism

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the various genres of journalistic writing. Students learn to employ skills acquired from previous journalism courses to specific types of news reporting. Genres include the following: investigative journalism, sports journalism, entertainment journalism, business journalism, and environmental journalism.

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The Public Relations emphasis focuses on the strategic management of an organization's relationships with multiple stakeholders. You will gain additional insight into modern communication strategies that enhance brand image value that influence market returns. Competencies learned within the Public Relations emphasis are marketing and branding, evidence based decision making, market research and communication strategies. The type of occupations that may be interested in earning this emphasis include public relations specialist, brand manager, public administration, non-profit management, sales agent, manager, market analyst, employee relations, etc.

Undergraduate Public Relations Emphasis Courses

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 336 Marketing Strategy

3 Credits

The objective of this course is to advance the students ability to develop, implement, and critically evaluate the marketing strategy for a product or service. It will provide the conceptual frameworks and hone the analytical and creative skills that are necessary to define and develop superior value, persuasively communicate that value, profitably deliver it to a carefully selected target market, and sustain both the value and the profitability in the face of ever-changing customer needs and competitive offerings.

BUS 339 Marketing Research

3 Credits

Study and analysis of the marketing information system. Includes the organizational characteristics of marketing research, basic tools and procedures, and management science applications.

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Do you have an interest in communicating more effectively within your community and in the workplace? The emphasis in Strategic Communication will acquaint you with modern communication tools and techniques, including theories and methods of persuasion, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, and organizational communication. You will learn how to identify challenges to effective communication in different contexts and formulate effective solutions. As you learn to utilize communication techniques appropriate to audience and context, you will gain an understanding of the importance of sensitivity in communications between and among different groups and individuals of diverse backgrounds. The ability to communicate with fluency and clarity is a valuable skill for employers and for free expression in a democratic society. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate Strategic Communication Emphasis Courses

COM 223 Persuasion in Communication

3 Credits

Students learn to analyze and evaluate persuasive messages and determine which contribute to effective and non-effective persuasion. Students formulate persuasive arguments and learn to deliver those arguments effectively, in a variety of forms. This course examines the purpose and function of research in supporting elements of persuasion and the need to understand receiver variables.

COM 325 Communication & Conflict

3 Credits

The course provides students with conflict resolution techniques through communication. Students will analyze the purpose of conflict, learn to work with difficult people, and understand communication as a significant factor in the development, management, and resolution of conflict at the interpersonal, small group, organization, and societal levels. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents.

COM 370 Intercultural Communication

3 Credits

This course integrates the use of advanced communication techniques into a variety of contexts shaped by socially and culturally constructed distinctions between and among individuals and groups. Topics include intercultural, multicultural, international, and inter-gender communications.

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Political Science Emphases

Do you have an interest in the political process, public policy, and the structures and workings of the government? The emphasis in Political Science and Government will introduce you to the political theories central to the study of comparative politics and to understanding contemporary political issues. You will explore topics such as political behavior, power and authority, democracy and representation, policy development, rights and justice, international relations, and conflict resolution. As you analyze political issues and develop methods to resolve them, you will assess the causes and implications of conflict, compromise, and cooperation at the local, national, and global levels. Coursework in Political Science can help you learn to analyze critical issues, evaluate policy, and solve problems through creative communication, skills that are valued in many roles and industries. The following courses are part of this emphasis:

Undergraduate Political Science and Government Emphasis Courses

POL 255 Introduction to International Relations

3 Credits

This course in International Relations is an introductory study of the interactions and interconnectivity of the countries of the world. The course emphasizes the need to think critically about international politics and foreign policy. Consequently, this course focuses topically on how and why wars begin, balances of power between states, international institutions, collective security, international communications, human rights, globalization, regime types, international trade, environmental change, imperialism, injustice, inequality, and other issues relevant to the changing world.

POL 303 The American Constitution

3 Credits

This course is a study of the Constitution of the United States and its role in American history and government. The study covers the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, its subsequent amendment and interpretation, and its contemporary role in American politics and government.

POL 310 Environmental Policies

3 Credits

Examines political, social, and economic policies and their impact on the global environment. Also explores ways in which policy decisions can serve to protect the environment.

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A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Administration is designed to show you how public organizations differ from private or corporate organizations. This overview of key aspects of public sector practices and processes found in government and nonprofit organizations will complement both business and social science majors.

Undergraduate Public Administration Emphasis Courses

PPA 307 Intergovernmental Relations & Issues

3 Credits

The theory and practice of intergovernmental relations and the various issues that accompany the daily operations and affect the overall efficiency of our system. This course will address both the legal and political perspectives of the interactions, relationships and public policy considerations throughout the various components and levels of government.

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory & Behavior

3 Credits

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory and Behavior presents the theories of how people behave in organizations with the emphasis on public sector and non-profit organizations. This course addresses Organization Behavior, Organization Theory, and Public Management with emphasis on public accountability while providing a perspective for managing public and nonprofit sector organizations. The focus is on the primary foundational aspects of organizational structure, communication, and accountability directly to the citizen. Students will also apply theory to practice and understand how to respond to the public mood of cutback and reduction in addition to an overall distrust of government.

PPA 401 Urban Management

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to formal and informal elements of urban management systems addressing the exploration of alternative approaches to dealing with problems arising from rapid urban growth.

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Do you have an interest in studying important questions like how a country builds wealth and what policies help economies grow? If so, the Business Economics emphasis may be for you! This emphasis provides the critical knowledge you need to understand the impact of the economy on businesses, individuals, and the global community. Learning economic concepts will assist you in understanding how to analyze scarce resources, how to structure effective consumer incentives, and how public policies may impact an economy. Finally, the Business Economics emphasis includes topics such as profit maximization, international trade, and how to solve contemporary business problems in a global environment. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Business Economics Emphasis Courses

ECO 320 International Economics

3 Credits

This course will focus on the global environment of firms with particular emphasis on economic variables such as GDP, inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates. Topics include international trade, international finance, and regional issues in the global economy.

ECO 406 Business Cycles & Growth

3 Credits

Topics include analysis of economic fluctuations and their impact on corporations and consumers; different explanations for business cycles; monetary and fiscal policy for stabilizing economic fluctuations; effects of public debt, investment, employment and trade policy on economic growth. Prerequisite: ECO 203.

ECO 408 Managerial Economics

3 Credits

This course will focus on the application of economic principles and analyses to contemporary business problems and managerial decision making. Emphasis will be given to price and production decision making for profit maximization, investment decision making for a new project, strategic decision making in various business situations, and decision making with risks and uncertainty. Prerequisite: ECO 204.

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The Cognitive Studies emphasis is designed to introduce you to the study of the brain and how we learn, solve problems, and make decisions. You will discover the unique needs of learners with cognitive delays, as well as programs to address those needs. You will also learn to identify changes in brain development over time and analyze their impact on cognitive functions.

Undergraduate Cognitive Studies Emphasis Courses

EDU 411 Reading & Cognition

3 Credits

The task of learning to read is a very complex process involving the application of perceptual, sensory, linguistic, and cognitive skills to making meaning of text. Exploration of the specific cognitive functions that are applied while reading and strategies supporting reading instruction and reading comprehension skills will be addressed. The implications of digital media on reading skills will also be explored in this course.

PSY 317 Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly

3 Credits

This course will introduce changes both cognitively and physically, that occur in both healthy and pathological aging. This course will emphasize changes in functioning, learning, language-processing, decision-making, memory, and reasoning in older adults Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent.

PSY 323 Perception, Learning, & Cognition

3 Credits

Students will study research and theory about mental processes that go between experience and the human mind. Students will gather and interpret data for several simple experiments that demonstrate classic research findings in perception, learning, and cognition. Perception entails the mental processes involved in the organization and interpretation of sensory experience. Learning entails relatively permanent changes in behavior that result from experience. Cognition explains how the mind processes information, how we encode, store, and retrieve memories, and how we use information to form beliefs, make decisions, and solve problems. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent.

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Expand your bachelor's degree with the Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis that will introduce you to the field of criminal justice, and the use of drones in crime prevention and crime scene investigation. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credits

This course considers processes for law enforcement, the judiciary, corrections and juvenile justice. In addition, this course considers criminal justice issues, applications for criminology, and critical perspectives in the study of criminal justice.

CRJ 305 Crime Prevention

3 Credits

This course explores strategies of crime prevention including programs designed to reduce opportunities to commit crime, programs to alleviate demoralizing community social and economic conditions that foster criminal behavior, programs to improve police/community cooperation, and programs to educate young people as to likely consequences of criminal behavior.

CRJ 311 Forensics

3 Credits

Forensic science applies scientific methodology to crime scene investigation and crime solving. This course analyzes techniques of crime scene investigation and the lawful gathering of evidence. Emphasis is placed upon the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the admissibility of physical evidence at trial, as well as the role of forensic science in the criminal justice system and the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence (chain of custody issues).

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The drone market has been rapidly growing with various industries integrating drones into their daily operations. Drones provide new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Industries are primed for entrepreneurial growth on all fronts. In this emphasis you will gain insight on drone management topics including: Integration, Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain Management and Legal Considerations. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Explore new and innovative use cases for drones, in existing commercial applications, modern businesses, and industries.

Undergraduate Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This dynamic course is based on a unique model of entrepreneurial methodology developed by Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Entrepreneurship encompasses imagining the unknown, taking inspired action, and embracing uncertainty to create a new future. It involves the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to address challenges and to solve problems. Students will learn how to use imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to bring new ideas to fruition that inspire others. Students will create a feasible blueprint for a venture opportunity idea of their own. This course will be the beginning of the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

BUS 433 New Business Strategy

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide prospective entrepreneurs with information and tools for evaluating opportunities for starting a new firm—how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities it will take to enter and provide a platform for future growth. Prerequisite: BUS 362.

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Discover how drones are changing the marketing industry, providing new ways and tools for marketers and brands to gather data, launch products, and engage with their audience. This emphasis provides a foundation for you to build upon to create unique campaigns for products or businesses by integrating drones to gather data and integrate it for use in marketing and advertising. Stay ahead of the curve using drone technology to create new, exciting, and visually pleasing advertising material. Gain insights on different ways to use drones in your marketing strategies. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Marketing Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 330 Principles of Marketing

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of advertising as a promotional force with emphasis on institutions, planning, strategic practices, and tactical decisions made by advertising executives. It will also explore the various career opportunities including account executive, media buying, copywriting, production, and research.sis-description">The methods used by producers of goods and services to determine and satisfy the wants of society. An examination of external and internal environments that impact marketing decisions, the basic elements of a marketing program, and issues in ethics and social responsibility.

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Do you enjoy reading great works of literature and considering what they reveal about our diverse histories, cultures, and identities? The English Emphasis offers you the opportunity to read and analyze works of American, British, and Anglophone literature within their historical and sociopolitical contexts. You will evaluate how the conventions of different literary genres create meaning and theme, and you will apply influential critical theories to literary texts. As you consider how writing, language, and literature shape and are shaped by diverse human cultures and individual identities, you will gain new insights into the social, philosophical, and moral themes that are crucial to a just society and global community. Coursework in English will help you sharpen critical thinking skills, communication, and writing which are valued by employers in a broad range of fields. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate English Emphasis Courses

ENG 301 American Literature to 1865

3 Credits

This course will examine American literature from early colonization through 1865, including texts from the colonial, revolutionary, and antebellum periods. The focus will be upon literary analysis and literary movements contextualized by American history and culture.

ENG 345 British Literature I

3 Credits

This course examines writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Anglo-Saxon period through the mid-eighteenth century.

ENG 346 British Literature II

3 Credits

This course provides a survey of writing by representative British authors in various genres from the Romantic Period to the present.

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Perhaps you want to be your own boss, or you enjoy out-of-the-box thinking, solving puzzles, resolving problems, and finding creative ways to address issues in the current business environment. The Entrepreneurship emphasis may be just what you are looking for. This emphasis can help you visualize and realize skills you will need to succeed in a global business environment. It enables you to craft a foundation of skills and essential knowledge to build a business from its inception and transform it into sustainable growth. You will learn how to analyze risk, address and analyze the impact of various environmental factors in the political and ethical realm, and learn to design and compile business plans. The following courses are part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This dynamic course is based on a unique model of entrepreneurial methodology developed by Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Entrepreneurship encompasses imagining the unknown, taking inspired action, and embracing uncertainty to create a new future. It involves the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to address challenges and to solve problems. Students will learn how to use imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to bring new ideas to fruition that inspire others. Students will create a feasible blueprint for a venture opportunity idea of their own. This course will be the beginning of the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

BUS 433 New Business Strategy

3 Credits

BUS 437 is a capstone course in which students use prior learning to create a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. The emphasis is on using a systematic four-step method to frame business plan development activities. Each week student teams will develop one segment of the team’s business plan and receive feedback from the instructor through a game simulation. Prerequisites: BUS 362.

BUS 437 Business Plan Development

3 Credits

BUS 437 students will use prior learning to create a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. The emphasis is on using a systematic four-step method to frame business plan development activities. Each week student teams will develop one segment of the team’s business plan and receive feedback from the instructor through a game simulation. Prerequisites: BUS 362.

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The Environmental Management & Sustainability emphasis provides you with foundational knowledge on sustainability and its challenges. Urban environmental issues, theory and policy, industrialization, population growth, business impacts on the environment and policy impacts on businesses, are key components of environmental management and sustainability and hence, you have ample opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge on these topics. You can apply your knowledge in industry, healthcare, planning/regulation, and numerous other settings.

Undergraduate Environmental Management & Sustainability Emphasis Courses

ENV 111 Introduction to Sustainability

4 Credits

This course focuses on sustainable development from a cross-disciplinary approach, including, economics, management, education, policy, and science. Students discuss sustainability conflicts at the national and international levels, and use online simulations to understand and evaluate sustainability practices. Topics include zero waste, water management, smart growth, green technology, global change, renewable energy, agriculture, and land management.

ENV 325 Environmental Management

3 Credits

This course examines the issues in the urban environment and the interactions between theory andpolicy relating to urbanization, industrialization and the impact of population growth on the environment.

ENV 345 Business & the Environment

3 Credits

An environmental economics approach is used to illustrate the impact of the firm on the environment and environmental policy on the firm. Cost-benefits analysis is developed in student-driven research projects.

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Do you have an interest in learning how to help people manage their finances? The Financial Planning Emphasis may be a great fit! The Financial Planning emphasis provides the critical knowledge on topics such as budgeting, saving for a home, college, or retirement, and managing investments. This emphasis will also cover the laws and regulations affecting financial planners. Explore topics such as estate planning, the role of insurance in individual financial security, and how to plan for the future. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Financial Planning Emphasis Courses

BUS 342 Financial Planning & Practice

3 Credits

This course is a study of the various aspects of family financial planning from the perspective of the financial planning professional. It introduces the legal and regulatory issues affecting financial planners, defines the client-planner relationship, and prepares the planner to conduct family financial analysis. Emphasis is on providing the student with the knowledge and tools necessary to help families make informed financial decisions.

BUS 405 Principles of Investments

3 Credits

The study and analysis of securities and other forms of investments. Emphasis is on investment principles from the manager’s point of view. Prerequisite: BUS 401.

PFP 457 Retirement & Estate Planning

3 Credits

The Retirement and Estate Planning course is designed to introduce methods and techniques of personal financial planning with an emphasis on how a client’s needs are addressed within the confines of government rules and regulations. This course will include an examination of the laws, regulations and benefits available to those who are retiring, who have retired, or those who are estate planning. Prerequisite: ACC 401.

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Do you have an interest in learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle, exploring the benefits of behavior change, and diving into how to better manage stress? If so, the Health and Wellness emphasis may be for you! The Health and Wellness emphasis examines the dimensions of wellness and the relationship of chronic conditions to preventive measures and treatment interventions. This emphasis can help you gain skills to promote health and wellness behaviors on an individual level by evaluating lifestyle factors and developing personalized wellness programs that utilize evidenced-based theories and strategies. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Health and Wellness Emphasis Courses

HWE 200 Introduction to Health & Wellness

3 Credits

This course provides students with a holistic overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness across the lifespan. The seven dimensions of health: Physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, spiritual, and environmental are explored within the context of a wellness lifestyle.

HWE 340 Exercise & Physiology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to physiological responses to exercise in the human body. Students compare the major physiological systems (energy transfer, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, etc.) at rest, explain the systemic adaptations that occur with acute and long-term exercise, and evaluate how these activities affect health and human performance. Students also analyze how nutrition and pharmacological aids impact athletic performance.

HWE 415 Stress Management

3 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of stress management concepts including causes and effects of acute and chronic stress as well as techniques used to manage stress. Students learn about the effects of stress, analyze the relationship between stress and health, apply stress management techniques, and develop stress management programs while considering various cultural backgrounds.

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Do you have an interest in how the events and movements of the past have shaped our modern world? An emphasis in History will give you the research and analytical skills needed to investigate the past and to analyze the evolving forces that will continue to shape the future. You will study events, institutions, and human communities within their historical context. As you evaluate historical events and trends from a global perspective, you will consider the significance of social and cultural developments within a broad historical context. Through the reading and interpretation of important primary resources, you will learn how to discuss and debate the nature of historical events and how to create arguments based on evidence, a critical skill for any field of study or profession. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate History Emphasis Courses

HIS 311 Gender in History

3 Credits

This course examines the changing roles and relationships of individuals and groups within specific historical contexts in an exploration of gender’s centrality to the study of the past. Students will assess gender as a category of socially constructed difference that reveals the complexity of peoples’ experiences as historical actors. Starting from a broad discussion of gender history and theory, the course moves chronologically and geographically through major themes including the family, economic life, ideals and laws, religion, political life, education and culture, and sexuality. Within each topical area, emphasis is placed on the ways that gender is integral to other relations of power, which have affected human lives in multiple ways over time and place. Prerequisite: ENG 122.

HIS 340 Recent American History

3 Credits

This course will examine the foreign policy, political, cultural and social developments in the United States in the years after World War II. Prerequisites: ENG 122.

HIS 379 The Atlantic World

3 Credits

The history of the Atlantic basin from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth, including the interactions of Africans, Europeans, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the societies their interactions produced. Themes covered include the Columbian exchange, migrations (forced and voluntary), empire-building, strategies of resistance, identity formation, and the transatlantic dimensions of the American and French Revolutions. Prerequisites: ENG 122.

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Add to your BA Social and Criminal Justice degree with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management emphasis and learn about emergency preparedness and security. Study emergency management planning and response and examine factors in terrorism, in cyber-crime and in homeland security. Learn about the use of drones for homeland security and emergency management and examine how interests of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in drones relate to DHS objectives. Through this emphasis study the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 UAS classification, certification and operating rules and prepare for the FAA exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Homeland Security and Emergency Management Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

HSM 318 Emergency Planning & Response

3 Credits

This course will provide students with the skills to develop a comprehensive plan for risk analysis, threat assessment, staffing an emergency operations center, coordinating with supporting agencies, and the creation of a continuing testing program. Analysis of historical incidents as well as realistic scenarios are used to teach students how to plan for natural disasters as well as terrorism and other emergencies at the federal, state and local levels. This course is designed to provide students with the ability to evaluate an emergency incident, determine its scope, understand the function of the first responders, learn the communication procedures necessary to alert the appropriate agencies, and understand how first responders are dispatched. Students will create a recovery plan for response to large scale incidents.

HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis

3 Credits

Students in this course study and analyze counterterrorism including the evolution of counterterrorism, and the specifics of the typology and anatomy of terrorist operations. The course includes an overview of the intelligence community, collection, analysis, requirements and dissemination.

HSM 438 Introduction to Cyber Crime

3 Credits

This course focuses on the technical aspects of digital crime as well as behavioral aspects of computer hackers, virus writers, terrorists and other offenders. Using real life examples and case studies, students will examine the history, development, extent and types of digital crime and digital terrorism as well as current legislation and law enforcement practices designed to prevent, investigate and prosecute these crimes.

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The drone market has been rapidly growing with various industries integrating drones into their daily operations. Homeland Security and Emergency Management is one area of interest. Emergency preparedness, planning, and security also go together with homeland security. Drones provide new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs in the area of homeland security and emergency management. In this emphasis you will gain insight on drone security topics including understanding malware, tools used to combat cyber criminals, drones used by emergency response teams, cyber terrorism, and digital legal considerations. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations.

Undergraduate Integrating Drones in a Cybersecurity Infrastructure Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center.

CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of information systems security (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) and the seven domains of the typical IT infrastructure. Risks, threats, and vulnerabilities will be defined. Creation of an IT security policy framework will be emphasized. The following topics will be introduced: the risk management process, cryptography, compliance laws, and information security standards. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply the security life cycle to an information system.

CYB 401 Risk Management & Infrastructure

3 Credits

This course builds upon the risk management concepts learned in CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology. Topics presented are risk management standards, methods, and tools and IT governance and control frameworks. Methods to prepare a risk analysis will be reviewed. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify an organization’s threats and vulnerabilities, and the associated risks along with the probability that the risks will occur.

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Do you have an interest in documenting local, national, and world events as they happen within a rapidly evolving social and political landscape? Would you like to learn how to research, write, and edit information that can be distributed in print, online media, and live broadcast? The Journalism emphasis will give you the knowledge and skills needed to conduct research, evaluate information, and write clearly in the forms and styles appropriate for the profession. You will learn the rights, roles, and responsibilities of news media professionals, and apply ethical principles in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity. Coursework in Journalism can help you demonstrate the capacity to think analytically, creatively, and independently in developing news and information. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work and the work of others. The ability to provide the right information, media, and message to a variety of audiences is a skill valued within many professions. The following courses are included in this emphasis:

Undergraduate Journalism Emphasis Courses

JRN 200 Elements of Journalism

3 Credits

Elements of Journalism provides students with an understanding of the field of journalism. The course focuses on developing the students’ skills in the areas of grammar, spelling, punctuation, Associated Press (AP) style writing, the inverted pyramid, news gathering, interviewing and other elements of journalism. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and 122 or equivalents.

JRN 301 Newsgathering & Reporting

3 Credits

This course focuses on gathering, evaluating, writing, and editing information for news stories tailored to various forms of media. Prerequisite: JRN 200 or JRN 201.

JRN 341 Specialized Journalism

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the various genres of journalistic writing. Students learn to employ skills acquired from previous journalism courses to specific types of news reporting. Genres include the following: investigative journalism, sports journalism, entertainment journalism, business journalism, and environmental journalism.

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Do you have an interest in the political process, public policy, and the structures and workings of the government? The emphasis in Political Science and Government will introduce you to the political theories central to the study of comparative politics and to understanding contemporary political issues. You will explore topics such as political behavior, power and authority, democracy and representation, policy development, rights and justice, international relations, and conflict resolution. As you analyze political issues and develop methods to resolve them, you will assess the causes and implications of conflict, compromise, and cooperation at the local, national, and global levels. Coursework in Political Science can help you learn to analyze critical issues, evaluate policy, and solve problems through creative communication, skills that are valued in many roles and industries. The following courses are part of this emphasis:

Undergraduate Political Science and Government Emphasis Courses

POL 255 Introduction to International Relations

3 Credits

This course in International Relations is an introductory study of the interactions and interconnectivity of the countries of the world. The course emphasizes the need to think critically about international politics and foreign policy. Consequently, this course focuses topically on how and why wars begin, balances of power between states, international institutions, collective security, international communications, human rights, globalization, regime types, international trade, environmental change, imperialism, injustice, inequality, and other issues relevant to the changing world.

POL 303 The American Constitution

3 Credits

This course is a study of the Constitution of the United States and its role in American history and government. The study covers the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, its subsequent amendment and interpretation, and its contemporary role in American politics and government.

POL 310 Environmental Policies

3 Credits

Examines political, social, and economic policies and their impact on the global environment. Also explores ways in which policy decisions can serve to protect the environment.

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A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Administration is designed to show you how public organizations differ from private or corporate organizations. This overview of key aspects of public sector practices and processes found in government and nonprofit organizations will complement both business and social science majors.

Undergraduate Public Administration Emphasis Courses

PPA 307 Intergovernmental Relations & Issues

3 Credits

The theory and practice of intergovernmental relations and the various issues that accompany the daily operations and affect the overall efficiency of our system. This course will address both the legal and political perspectives of the interactions, relationships and public policy considerations throughout the various components and levels of government.

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory & Behavior

3 Credits

PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory and Behavior presents the theories of how people behave in organizations with the emphasis on public sector and non-profit organizations. This course addresses Organization Behavior, Organization Theory, and Public Management with emphasis on public accountability while providing a perspective for managing public and nonprofit sector organizations. The focus is on the primary foundational aspects of organizational structure, communication, and accountability directly to the citizen. Students will also apply theory to practice and understand how to respond to the public mood of cutback and reduction in addition to an overall distrust of government.

PPA 401 Urban Management

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to formal and informal elements of urban management systems addressing the exploration of alternative approaches to dealing with problems arising from rapid urban growth.

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If you are interested in helping communities promote healthy lifestyles, the public health emphasis is your introduction to the field of health education. Health educators plan, administer, and evaluate public health programs in diverse settings such as research institutions, health care facilities, community organizations, schools, and governmental agencies. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Public Health Emphasis Courses

HPR 231 Introduction to Health Education

3 Credits

This course is a foundational course designed to provide an introduction to health education and the health education profession. Health educators are often responsible for developing and implementing health education programs that aim to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. The roles, responsibilities, skills, settings and professional networks of health educators will be reviewed in this course.

HPR 232 Community Health Promotion Methods

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the professional scope of entry-level health educator responsibilities. Students gain knowledge of organizational concepts, processes, skills, attitudes, and personal characteristics comprising the field of health education. The course content explores the theoretical and practical issues of the field of community health that enable students to identify and apply health education principles to health challenges facing individuals, groups, and communities.

HPR 303 Health Communications

3 Credits

Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, this course provides an introduction to the field of health communications, and explores how communications are utilized to influence and motivate individuals,institutional, government, and public audiences about important health issues and interventions.Students examine processes for creating clear, accurate, and appropriate health communications for a variety of target audiences. Case studies of health campaigns are integrated into the course.

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The Public Relations emphasis focuses on the strategic management of an organization's relationships with multiple stakeholders. You will gain additional insight into modern communication strategies that enhance brand image value that influence market returns. Competencies learned within the Public Relations emphasis are marketing and branding, evidence based decision making, market research and communication strategies. The type of occupations that may be interested in earning this emphasis include public relations specialist, brand manager, public administration, non-profit management, sales agent, manager, market analyst, employee relations, etc.

Undergraduate Public Relations Emphasis Courses

BUS 318 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop the student’s skills in the understanding of factors that affect how individuals and groups act and interact with one another and with management. It also looks at how organizations manage their internal environment with the aim of improving productivity, efficiency, and communications among members. Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330.

BUS 336 Marketing Strategy

3 Credits

The objective of this course is to advance the students ability to develop, implement, and critically evaluate the marketing strategy for a product or service. It will provide the conceptual frameworks and hone the analytical and creative skills that are necessary to define and develop superior value, persuasively communicate that value, profitably deliver it to a carefully selected target market, and sustain both the value and the profitability in the face of ever-changing customer needs and competitive offerings.

BUS 339 Marketing Research

3 Credits

Study and analysis of the marketing information system. Includes the organizational characteristics of marketing research, basic tools and procedures, and management science applications.

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In the Real Estate Studies emphasis you’ll learn the ins and outs of a fascinating industry and prepare for examining the markets and financing methods for residential and commercial properties. Discover the many trends that influence property valuations and learn the best practices to benefit and safeguard investors. These three courses comprise the Real Estate Studies emphasis:

Undergraduate Real Estate Studies Emphasis Courses

RES 301 Principles of Real Estate

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the general principles of real estate, to include industry terminology, ethics, deeds, listing and purchase agreements, agency, contracts, and property valuation decisions. Emphasis will also be on factors impacting local and national real estate markets.

RES 325 Real Estate Practice

3 Credits

This course examines the basic job functions of real estate salespersons and brokers. Property listing, advertising, escrow, sales, and establishing a client base will be covered with practical applications for completing successful transactions.

RES 345 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 Credits

This course is a study of the legal system and its impact on purchase, ownership, sale, and leasing of real estate. Topics to be covered include contracts, wills, zoning, and environmental law, as well as Constitutional issues in real estate

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The Sports and Recreation emphasis can be combined with your undergraduate degree program to introduce you to key aspects of the sports and recreation industry. In these 3 courses you’ll learn about the basic concepts, practices, and management of sport facilities, you’ll explore issues surrounding amateur and professional sports leagues and associations, and you’ll examine tort issues, risk management, sports agency contract law, collective bargaining, gender issues, intellectual property, and antitrust law.

Undergraduate Sports and Recreation Emphasis Courses

SRM 300 Sport Facility Management

3 Credits

This course explores the basic concepts, practices and management of sport facilities. The students will identify and review the managerial practices as to the financing, building, and management of various forms of sport facilities. Included in the course will be an examination of legal issues, risk management, and current trends and issues in the management of sport facilities. The students will be afforded the opportunity to obtain specific insights to current practices and new developments in sport facilities management.

SRM 311 Sport Law

3 Credits

This course explores the legal structure of, and issues surrounding, amateur and professional sports leagues and associations. Included will be an examination of tort issues, risk management, sports agency, contract law, collective bargaining, gender issues, intellectual property, and antitrust law.

SRM 401 Sport Finance

3 Credits

The course examines the economic and financial environment in which the sport industry operates, with emphasis on financial decision-making, financial management, and current financial trends. The content identifies key stakeholders and their various interests in the financial success of sport operations and organizations. The students will explore sources of funding and revenue generation, financial controls and reporting, budgets, and the relationship between management principles and financial performance. Prerequisite: ACC 205.

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Do you have an interest in communicating more effectively within your community and in the workplace? The emphasis in Strategic Communication will acquaint you with modern communication tools and techniques, including theories and methods of persuasion, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, and organizational communication. You will learn how to identify challenges to effective communication in different contexts and formulate effective solutions. As you learn to utilize communication techniques appropriate to audience and context, you will gain an understanding of the importance of sensitivity in communications between and among different groups and individuals of diverse backgrounds. The ability to communicate with fluency and clarity is a valuable skill for employers and for free expression in a democratic society. This emphasis includes the following courses:

Undergraduate Strategic Communication Emphasis Courses

COM 223 Persuasion in Communication

3 Credits

Students learn to analyze and evaluate persuasive messages and determine which contribute to effective and non-effective persuasion. Students formulate persuasive arguments and learn to deliver those arguments effectively, in a variety of forms. This course examines the purpose and function of research in supporting elements of persuasion and the need to understand receiver variables.

COM 325 Communication & Conflict

3 Credits

The course provides students with conflict resolution techniques through communication. Students will analyze the purpose of conflict, learn to work with difficult people, and understand communication as a significant factor in the development, management, and resolution of conflict at the interpersonal, small group, organization, and societal levels. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents.

COM 370 Intercultural Communication

3 Credits

This course integrates the use of advanced communication techniques into a variety of contexts shaped by socially and culturally constructed distinctions between and among individuals and groups. Topics include intercultural, multicultural, international, and inter-gender communications.

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Courses within the Supply Chain Management area of emphasis highlight effective management of supply chain processes and information flow in order to optimize activities and costs, and successfully serve their customers. You will study individual functions of supply chain and strategic relationships among these functions, which include: purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, quality, sustainability, financial controls; importing, exporting, trade agreements, contract negotiations, and transportation. You will learn to apply the core business knowledge to managing wider organizational processes. The following three courses comprise the Supply Chain Management area of emphasis:

Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Emphasis Courses

MGT 323 Principles of Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

This course introduces supply chain management, and the related costs. It provides a systematic overview and analysis of the elements of supply chain functions in widely varying types of industries and agencies, including handling, warehousing, inventory control, and financial controls. Prerequisite: MGT 330.

MGT 370 International Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

Topics covered in this course include the government’s role in global logistics, the global logistics environment, ocean and air transportation, transportation to Canada, Mexico, and the European continent including intermediaries, documentation, insurance, exporting, and importing. Current trends in globalization will also be explored and evaluated. The role of logistics and transportation organizations in the global supply chain process will be discussed.

MGT 400 Logistics Management

3 Credits

This course is an overview of logistics management in the modern business environment. It examines financial and economic aspects of logistics and highlights the value created by logistics activities. Students will evaluate transportation and warehousing management strategies. The course takes a practical approach to logistics and applies innovative logistics principles to business situations. The course examines contemporary topics, including the role of inventory, that support the organization’s strategic goals. Prerequisite: MGT 300.

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Broaden your bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Web and Mobile Application Technology. This particular emphasis helps you develop applications for mobile and wearable devices while also exploring responsive web design, web technologies and frameworks, and Android and iOS software development kits (SDK) to create mobile apps for mobile devices. This emphasis provides a foundation for you to build upon to create business Web and mobile apps by integrating current and emerging Web and mobile technologies.

Undergraduate Web & Mobile App Technology Emphasis Courses

WEB 304 Cross-Platform Mobile Applications Development

3 Credits

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop a cross-platform mobile application using existing Web front-end technologies. In this course, students will also be introduced to the Bootstrap framework and learn how to use the Bootstrap's grid systems and container layouts to develop responsive and mobile first projects on the web. Prerequisite: WEB 401.

WEB 307 Android Mobile Applications Development

3 Credits

This Mobile Application Development course examines the principles of mobile application design and development for the Android framework. Topics will include memory management, user interface design, user interface building, input methods, and data handling. This course will address unique design and deployment issues that must be taken into consideration when developing applications for mobile devices. Prerequisite: CST 301.

WEB 310 iOS Applications Development

3 Credits

This iOS Applications Development course examines the principles of mobile application design and development. Students will learn application development for the iOS platform. Topics will include memory management, user interface design, user interface building, input methods, data handling, network techniques and URL loading, and specifics such as GPS and motion sensing. This course will address unique design and deployment issues that must be taken into consideration when developing applications for mobile devices. Prerequisite: CST 301.

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