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About the Associate of Business

The Associate of Business degree requires completion of 62 credit hours. Although students often have the option of entering a career field upon completion of the Associate of Business degree, this degree plan is primarily designed to provide the first two years of coursework to prepare students for transfer into a related upper division baccalaureate degree program.

Thirty-five hours of coursework are concentrated in general education. At Yavapai College the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-B) is embedded in the Associate of Business degree. Arizona General Education (AGEC) special requirements incorporate additional university requirements in Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR), Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) awareness, and Global/International and Historical (GIH) awareness areas. Upon completion of all 35 credit hours (including the special requirements) of the AGEC with a grade of “C” of higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on the transcript and guaranteed transferability of the AGEC upon admission to one of the state universities in Arizona.

The core curriculum consists of four parts: (A) Foundation Studies include critical literacy, precise writing, qualitative thinking, and the process of analysis and synthesis that underlie logical reasoning; (B) Core Studies focus on the conceptual frameworks through which a thinker, a culture, or an academic discipline may approach an issue; (C) Area Studies link foundation skills in thinking and communicating and the core emphasis on conceptual frameworks to the content orientation of academic disciplines; (D) Computer Systems and Applications.

Three credit hours of communications coursework are required for this degree. Twenty-four credit hours of coursework in this degree are in major and elective studies. This aspect of the degree affords the student an opportunity to begin work on a major area of study.

Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with a faculty advisor and/or counselor at Yavapai College. Regular advisement is important to build an educational plan and ensure transferability of general education, elective, and major courses. Students intending to transfer to one of the Arizona public universities can obtain specific information on transferability of courses from the Course Equivalency Guide and curriculum transfer guides available from academic advisors. Transfer guides are also available from each university's web site.

Note:  

*AGEC Special Awareness Requirements Students must complete a course from each of the following areas:

  • Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR) 
  • ‚ÄčEthnic/Race/Gender (ERG) awareness
  • Global/International or Historical (GIH) awareness
 

General Educational Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education (35 credits)
  A.  Foundation Studies (9 credits)
       1.  College Composition (6 credits)
ENG101 College Composition I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 101. College Composition I (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoENG 1101. Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 100. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Critical Reading
11. Critical Thinking

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2, 11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3, 11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 11). (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6, 7) (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) (WC 3)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10, 11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7, 8, 10, 11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,4,7,11) (WC 2)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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OR ENG103 College Composition I Honors

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 103. College Composition I Honors (3). Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking. Advanced English 101 content and learning activities. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10.Critical reading
11.Critical thinking

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2,11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3,11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1,2,4,6,11) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5,7,11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4,6,7). (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1,3,5,7,11)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2,8,10,11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7,9,10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7,8,10,11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,3,7,11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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ENG102 College Composition II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 102. College Composition II (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoENG 1102. Extensive critical reading and writing about texts. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical reading

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of evaluated student writing.

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OR ENG104 College Composition II Honors

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 104. College Composition II Honors (3). Extensive critical reading and writing about texts, including literature. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Advanced English 102 content and learning activities. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or ENG 101 and placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical Reading

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of student writing.

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       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
MAT212 Survey of Calculus

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 212. Survey of Calculus (3). Introduction to the theory, techniques and applications of the differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with emphasis on applications in business, life, and social sciences. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Limits and continuity
2. Derivatives
3. The laws of differentiation
4. Integration
5. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate, graph and define functions. (1) (QL 1-4)
2. Evaluate limits. (1) (QL 1-4)
3. Evaluate derivatives using the rules of differentiation. (2,3) (QL 1,4)
4. Determine maxima and minima of functions by applying differentiation. (2,3) (QL 1,2)
5. Use calculus to analyze and graph functions. (2,5) (QL 1,2,4)
6. Use basic integration techniques to evaluate integrals. (4,5) (QL 1,4)

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OR MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 220. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5). Shared Unique Numbering LogoMAT 2220. Introduction to calculus of single variable functions. Includes limits, the fundamental principles of differentiation and integration, techniques for finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications of derivatives. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 187 or MAT 152 and MAT 183; or equivalent or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Five lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Functions and their applications
2. Limits and continuity
3. Definition and visualization of a derivative
4. The laws of differentiation
5. Applications of the derivative
6. Definition and visualization of a integral
7. The fundamental theorem of calculus
8. Basic integration techniques

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate, graph and define functions. (1) (QL 3)
2. Evaluate limits. (2) (QL 1)
3. Define continuity and determine whether a function is or is not continuous. (2) (QL 1)
4. Define derivative and evaluate derivatives using the definition. (3) (QL 1)
5. Evaluate derivatives using the rules of differentiation. (4) (QL 1)
6. Describe and define the geometric concept of a derivative. (3) (QL 1,3)
7. Use differentiation techniques to sketch curves. (4,5) (QL 1,3)
8. Use differentiation to solve applied problems. (4,5) (QL 2,4)
9. Define the definite integral and integration. (6,7) (QL 1)
10. Use basic integration techniques to evaluate integrals. (8) (QL 1)

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OR MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 230. Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5). Shared Unique Numbering LogoMAT 2230. Concepts, techniques and applications of integration, infinite series, and introduction to differential equations. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 220. Reading Proficiency. Five lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Techniques of integration including substitution, integration by parts, and integration tables
2. Numerical methods for integration
3. Applications of integration
4. Infinite Series
5. Taylor series and polynomials
6. Separable differential equations
7. Parametric and Polar Curves

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use integration techniques to solve both definite and indefinite integrals. (1) (QL 1)
2. Find definite integrals numerically. (2) (QL 1,3)
3. Use integration to solve applied problems. (3) (QL2)
4. Determine the convergence of infinite series (4) (QL 1,3,4)
5. Use Taylor series and polynomials to approximate functions. (5) (QL 1,3)
6. Solve separable differential equations. (6) (QL 2,4)
7. Solve problems using parametric and polar equations (7) (QL 2-4)

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OR MAT241 Calculus III

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 241. Calculus III (4) (Fall). Shared Unique Numbering LogoMAT 2241. Multivariable calculus. Includes multiple integration, partial differentiation, optimization, vector calculus, line integrals, and parametric curves. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 230. Reading Proficiency. Four lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Vectors
2. Planes and surfaces
3. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates
4. Functions of several variables
5. Partial differentiation
6. Optimization
7. Multiple integration
8. Integration techniques
9. Vector calculus

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Solve problems using vectors in 3-space. (1) (QL 1,2,4)
2. Use equations of planes and surfaces to solve problems. (2) (QL 1, 2,4)
3. Solve problems using cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. (3) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Find partial derivatives. (4,5) (QL 1)
5. Find extremes of functions of two variables. (4-6) (QL 1-4)
6. Find differentials, directional derivatives, gradients, and tangent planes. (4-6) (QL 1,2)
7. Integrate multiple integrals. (7,8) (QL 1)
8. Solve applied problems requiring multiple integrals. (8,9) (QL 1,2)
9. Define and identify vector fields. (9) (QL 1,2)
10. Find line and surface ingegrals. (9) (QL 1,2)
11. Use Divergence, Curl, Green's Theoremj, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. (9) (QL 1,2)

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OR MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 262. Elementary Differential Equations (3) (Spring). Shared Unique Numbering LogoMAT 2262. Introduction to ordinary differential equations. Includes first order linear equations, higher order linear equations, applications of first and second order equations, Laplace transforms, and systems of linear differential equations. Prerequisite: MAT 241. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. First order linear differential equations
2. Linear differential equations of higher order
3. Laplace transforms
4. Systems of linear equations
5. Numerical methods
6. Qualitative techniques
7. Applications of first and second order equations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Solve first order differential equations that are separable or linear. (QL 1,2,4)
2. Solve second order linear differential equations. (QL 1,2,4)
3. Use Laplace transforms to solve differential equations. (QL 1,2,4)
4. Solve systems of linear differential equations using matrices. (QL 1,2,4)
5. Use qualitative techniques to graph solutions of differential equations. (QL 1-4)
6. Use numerical methods to solve differential equations. (QL 1-4)
7. Solve applied problems involving differential equations. (QL 1-4)

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  B.  Core Studies (3 credits)
       1.  Historical Perspective (3 credits)
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Historical Perspective Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the historical perspective component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
HIS131 United States History I   IWR ERG GIH 3
HIS132 United States History II   IWR ERG GIH 3
HIS201 Western Civilization I   IWR ERG GIH 3
HIS202 Western Civilization II   IWR ERG GIH 3
HIS205 World History   IWR ERG GIH 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  C.  Area Studies (20 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (8 credits)
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Physical & Biological Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AGS103 Plant Biology   4
BIO100 Biology Concepts   4
BIO103 Plant Biology   4
BIO105 Environmental Biology   4
BIO107 Introduction to Biotechnology   4
BIO108 Concepts in Plant Biology   4
BIO109 Natural History Southwest   4
BIO156 Human Biology Allied Health   4
BIO160 Intro Human Anat & Physiology   4
BIO181 General Biology I   4
BIO182 General Biology II   4
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II   4
BIO205 Microbiology   4
CHM121 Environmental Chemistry   4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry   4
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health   5
CHM151 General Chemistry I   5
CHM152 General Chemistry II   5
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I   4
CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab   1
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry II   4
CHM236L Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab   1
ENV105 Environmental Biology   4
ENV110 Environmental Geology   4
ENV121 Environmental Chemistry   4
GEO103 Intro Physical Geography   4
GEO212 Intro to Meteorology   4
GLG100 Concepts in Basic Geology   2
GLG101 Intro to Geology I   4
GLG102 Intro to Geology II   4
GLG110 Environmental Geology   4
GLG116 Geology Verde Valley   2
GLG117 Implications Plate Tectonics   2
GLG118 Evolution of Basin and Range   2
GLG119 Geology of Grand Canyon   2
GLG120 Geology of Northern Arizona   2
GLG121 Volcanoes/Earthquakes N AZ   2
GLG122 Geology of Death Valley   2
GLG123 Geology of Bryce and Zion   2
GLG124 Geology of the Prescott Region   2
PHY100 Intro to Astronomy   4
PHY111 General Physics I   4
PHY112 General Physics II   4
PHY140 The Physical World   4
PHY150   
PHY151 Physics Scientists/Engineer II   5
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
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Arts & Humanities Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the arts & humanities component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ART200 Art History I   IWR ERG GIH 3
ART201 Art History II   IWR ERG GIH 3
ART202 History Mod/Contemp Art   IWR ERG GIH 3
ART203 History of Photography   IWR ERG GIH 3
ENG211 Major Issues Brit Lit I   IWR 3
ENG212 British Lit 1798-Present   IWR ERG 3
ENG216 Major Issues Ancient Lit   IWR 3
ENG217 Major Issues World Lit   IWR ERG 3
ENG219 Major Issues Modern Drama   IWR 3
ENG230 Introduction to Literature   IWR 3
ENG237 Women in Literature   IWR ERG 3
ENG238    IWR ERG
ENG240    IWR ERG
ENG241 American Lit 1865 to Present   IWR ERG 3
ENG242 Intro to Shakespeare   IWR 3
ENG260    IWR
ENG298 Special Topics in Literature   IWR 3
HUM202 Introduction to Mythology   IWR 3
HUM205 Technology and Human Values   IWR 3
HUM236 American Arts & Ideas   IWR ERG 3
HUM241 Humanities Western World I   IWR ERG 3
HUM242 Humanities West World II   IWR ERG 3
HUM243 History of Film   IWR 3
HUM248 Introduction to Folklore   IWR 3
HUM250 American Cinema   IWR 3
HUM260 Intercultural Perspectives   IWR ERG 3
MUS240 Music Appreciation   IWR 3
MUS245 Music of World Cultures   IWR 3
PHI101 Intro to Philosophy   3
PHI122 Science, Religion & Philosophy   3
PHI210 Environmental Ethics/Phi   IWR 3
PHI245 Intro Eastern Philosophy   IWR 3
REL201 Comparative Religions   IWR 3
REL203 Native Religions of the World   IWR 3
REL273 Introduction to Jewish Studies   IWR ERG 3
THR135 Intro to Theater   3
THR243 History of Film   IWR 3
THR250 American Cinema   IWR 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Behavioral Science (3 credits)
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152   
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       4.  Social Science (3 credits)   1
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  D.  Computer Systems and Applications (3 credits)
CSA110 Intro Computer Info System

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 110. Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoCIS 1120.Business information systems from a business intelligence perspective. Includes the uses of application software with emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages for efficient and effective problem solving. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The Internet, the World Wide Web and e-commerce
2. Components of the system unit including input, output, and storage
3. Operating systems, utility programs, and disk and file management
4. Communications, networks and their topology
5. Database management (Microsoft Access) and spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
6. Computers and society, security (e.g., malware and firewalls), privacy, and ethics
7. Information systems in business
8. Enterprise computing
9. Computer careers and certification

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define the basic components of a computer system. (2)
2. Identify the basic components of the Internet and the World Wide Web. (1)
3. Describe the functions of an operating system and utility programs. (3)
4. Identify components necessary for communications and networking. (4)
5. Describe the basic functions and uses of databases and spreadsheets. (5)
6. Design, create and enter data into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. (5)
7. Evaluate the issues related to computer security risks, information privacy, and ethics. (6,7)
8. Identify the phases and the activities in the system development cycle. (7,8)
9. Describe career opportunities and certification requirements in the computer industry. (9)

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II.  Communications Requirement (3 credits)
COM100 Intro Human Communication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 100. Introduction to Human Communication (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoCOM 1100. Introduction to the essential elements of human communication and behavior, with emphasis on intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public communication, and oral communication skills important to personal and professional settings. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary and historical theories of the dynamics and processes of human communication
2. Perception
3. Use of language
4. Nonverbal messages
5. Conflict management
6. Concepts and theories of listening
7. Interpersonal communication and relationship dynamics
8. Dynamic group communication
9. Intercultural communication
10. Gender communication
11. Basic public speaking

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, and understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (6,11)
2. Generate organized and logical speaking that responds to the demands of a specific rhetorical situation. (1,11)
3. Use precision in writing, speaking, and thinking and express awareness of the power and variety of language. (3,6,11)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (4)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication in both interpersonal and group/team situations. (2,7,8)
7. Evaluate communication theories for a variety of cultural contexts. (9)
8. Formulate and deliver effective oral presentations. (11)
9. Design simple, effective messages for a mass communication context (i.e., advertising and public relations). (8,11)
10. Analyze the impact of new communication technologies on human communication. (1)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. 1,500 words of monitored writing and submission of a portfolio

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OR COM131 Fund Speech Communication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 131. Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3). Study of the essential elements of oral communication, with major emphasis on public speaking. Includes use of multimedia technologies for presentations. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication Discipline
2. Basic Rhetoric
3. Speech Structure
4. Content Development
5. Speech Preparation
6. Speech Anxiety
7. Delivery Techniques and Styles
8. Listening
9. Multicultural Communication
10. Speech Analysis
11. Communication Ethics
12. Audience Analysis.
13. Public Speaking in Group Environments
14. Individual Research Project

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning.(3-8)
2. Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment (2,5,7)
3. Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes. (5,7,8,10,12)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (10,12)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments.(9,11,12,13,14)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication.(1, 2, 9,10)
7. Analyze audience and topic choice for various speaking situations(5,10,12)
8. Write full-sentence and speaking outlines. (4,5)
9. Identify and manage the causes of speech anxiety. (6)
10. Analyze speeches for use of stylistic and rhetorical devices, and implement the use of such devices in speeches. (2,3,10)
11. Implement strategies for delivery of messages to a variety of audiences, using a variety of visual aids (including multimedia technologies). (7,12,13,14)

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OR COM134 Interpersonal Communication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 134. Interpersonal Communication (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoCOM 1110. Build healthy personal and professional relationships. Includes listening, coping with criticism, resolving conflicts, managing emotions, nonverbal communication, and developing empathy for gender and cultural differences. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Perception of self and others
2. Self-awareness and self-acceptance
3. Irrational thinking and debilitative emotions
4. Responding to others: listening and feedback
5. Concrete versus abstract language
6. Communicating without words: nonverbal communication
7. Building positive relationships
8. Self-disclosure in relationships
9. Overcoming barriers and resolving conflicts
10. Assertiveness and aggression
11. Gender and cultural issues in a complex, diverse society

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (4, 9)
2. Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment. ( 1,3,4,7,8,10)
3. Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes.(5, 9, 10)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (2,5, 6,7)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication.(1,11)
7. Differentiate between the use of concrete and abstract language. (5)
8. Identify skills for building positive relationships. (7,8)
9. Implement strategies for recognizing and managing the cause of conflict in relationships. (9,10)
10. Differentiate between stereotypes and legitimate differences in communication styles, based on gender and cultural background (11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Written journal, minimum of 1,500 word entries.

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OR COM271 Small Group Communication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 271. Small Group Communication (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoCOM 2271. Examination of the principles and processes of group communication as a vehicle for solving problems, reaching decisions and making recommendations. Students will study and practice the theories, behaviors and processes of group communication. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Group communication theory
2. Group and group processes
3. Group concepts
4. Group climate
5. Decision making and problem solving theories and strategies
6. Leadership theories and strategies
7. Technology and teams

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply theories and principles of group communication (1,2,7)
2. Apply and identify group problem solving and decision making strategies (5)
3. Evaluate group processes and behavior (2,4)
4. Apply leadership and group participation skills (3,6)
5. Identify and apply available technologies for virtual meetings (7)

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III.  Major and Elective Studies (24 credits)
ACC131 Principles of Accounting I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ACC 131. Principles of Accounting I (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoACC 2201. Principles and procedures of accrual accounting applied to preparation and interpretation of general purpose financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC 121 or assessment into MAT 212. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The accounting cycle
2. Accounting for merchandising operations
3. Inventories and cost of sales-- perpetual inventory method
4. Cash and internal controls
5. Accounting for receivables
6. Plant assets, natural resources, and intangibles
7. Current liabilities and payroll accounting
8. Accounting for corporations
9. Long-term liabilities
10. Reporting the Statement of Cash Flows
11. Financial statement interpretation and analysis
12. Ethics in business and accounting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and apply generally accepted accounting principles. (1-11)
2. Perform general ledger bookkeeping for service and merchandising concerns. (1-4)
3. Perform advanced general ledger bookkeeping for sole proprietorships and corporations. (5-9)
4. Prepare and interpret financial statements for sole proprietorships and corporations. (1, 2, 10, 11)
5. Define and assess financial scenarios for ethical concerns. (12)

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ACC132 Principles of Accounting II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ACC 132. Principles of Accounting II (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoACC 2202. Fundamentals of managerial accounting with an emphasis on cost accounting, budgeting, and managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: ACC 131. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Accounting for partnerships
2. Managerial accounting principles and concepts
3. Job order cost accounting
4. Process cost accounting
5. Cost allocation and performance measurement
6. Cost-volume-profit analysis
7. Master budgets and planning
8. Flexible budgets and standard costs
9. Capital budgeting and managerial decisions
10. Ethics in business and accounting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Perform advanced general ledger bookkeeping for partnerships. (1)
2. Identify and apply cost accounting principles and procedures. (2-5)
3. Prepare and interpret a variety of managerial cost accounting reports. (2- 5)
4. Prepare and analyze budget scenarios. (2, 5-9)
5. Use a variety of managerial decision-making tools to recommend profit-maximizing business strategies. (2, 6, 9)
6. Appraise financial scenarios for ethical concerns. (10)

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BSA232 Business Statistical Analysis

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 232. Business Statistical Analysis (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoBUS 2201. Survey of standard tools of statistical analysis. Topics include descriptive measures, probability, discrete probability distributions, continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 122. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Descriptive measures
2. Probability
3. Discrete data analysis
4. Continuous data analysis
5. Prediction intervals
6. Hypothesis testing (One population)
7. Hypothesis testing (Two populations)
8. Regression Analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Calculate and interpret parametric and statistical descriptive measures of centrality and dispersion. (1)
2. Apply rules of probability to statistical problems in business. (2)
3. Use discrete probability distributions to solve statistical problems in business. (3)
4. Use continuous probability distributions to solve statistical problems in business. (4)
5. Use statistical methods to construct and interpret confidence intervals. (5)
6. Construct and test a hypothesis using data from a single population. (6)
7. Construct and test a hypothesis using data from two populations. (7)
8. Construct a regression model and interpret computer output of the model. (8)

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BSA234 Quantitative Methods

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 234. Quantitative Methods (3) (Fall). Exploration of basic models of statistical decision making, linear programming, inventory management, CPM and simulation with emphasis on model building. Use of standard computer programs. Prerequisite: BSA 232. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Introduction to quantitative methods
a. Quantitative methods
b. Management sciences
c. Procedures and applications
d. Models and decision making
2. Probability concepts
a. Fundamental concepts
b. Various probability laws
c. Various probability events
d. Common errors in applying probability
3. Probability distributions and expected value
a. Random variable
b. Expected value
c. Binomial distribution
d. Normal distribution
4. Forecasting
a. Using past data
b. Forecasting using regression
c. Seasonal indexes
5. Basic concepts of decision making
a. Certainty and uncertainty
b. Looking at the alternatives
c. Reducing the number of alternatives
d. Maximizing payoff
6. Elements of decision theory
a. Decision criteria
b. Various strategies
c. Expected value
7. Linear programming
a. The linear program
b. Procedures of linear programming
c. Various types of constraints
d. Optimal solutions
e. Problem formulations
f. Applications
8. The simplex method in linear programming
a. Basic simplex concepts
b. The simplex methods
c. Cost minimization
d. Summary of the simplex formulation
9. Decision making using sample information
a. Binomial probabilities
b. Sample mean
c. Traditional statistics
10. Decision making using the normal distribution
a. Opportunity losses
b. Sampling
c. Posterior and preposterior analysis
11. Network planning with PERT
a. Basic concepts of PERT
b. Analysis of PERT
c. Planning and control using PERT
d. Adjustment with PERT
12. Dynamic programming
a. Basic concepts
b. Types of dynamic programs
c. Maximizing payoff

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the key steps to solving a quantitative business problem.
2. Identify the steps involved in constructing a quantitative model.
3. Identify the main quantitative models for solving business problems.
4. Construct a model for solving a business problem.
5. Combine quantitative models to create new problem-solving models.
6. Evaluate the outcomes of the problem-solving process in business.

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OR MAT172 Finite Mathematics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 172. Finite Mathematics (3). Various analytic methods employed in business, social and life sciences with an emphasis on applications. Topics include algebra review, linear programming, matrix operations, linear systems of equations, set theory, counting, probability and statistics. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Linear functions and their graphs
2. Matrices
3. Linear systems of equations
4. Linear programming
5. Set theory
6. Counting techniques
7. Probability theory
8. Statistics
9. Finance problems

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Perform elementary matrix operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and inversion. (2) (QL 1-3)
2. Solve n-by-m linear systems of equations using elementary row operations. (1,3) (QL 1,2,4)
3. Solve linear programming problems by graphical and algebraic techniques. (1,4) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Perform the basic operations of union, intersection and complement on sets. (5) (QL 1)
5. Use Venn diagrams, combinations and permutations in applications involving counting. (6) (QL 1)
6. Evaluate probabilities of simple, compound, independent and dependent events. (7) (QL 1-4)
7. Compute measures of central tendency and dispersion for a collection of statistical data. (8) (QL 1-4)
8. Apply the theory of normal and binomial probability distributions to statistics problems. (8) (QL 1-3)
9. Compute the present value of an annuity, interest on mortgages, and cash flow. (9) (QL 1,2,4)

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BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 235. Principles of Economics-Macro (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoECN 2201. An analysis of the national economy. Topics include macroeconomics problems, policy, standard analyses, international economics, and current thought. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concepts, terms and applications
2. Economics diversity
3. Techniques of research
4. Goals and problems
5. Analyses
6. Policy
7. Global issues
8. Current thought.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define relevant terms and concepts and apply to problems or issues. (1) (SBS 3)
2. Analyze how diversity contributes to various differences in human economic interaction or in world economic views. (2) (SBS 4)
3. Explain applicable methods that guide research in economics. (3) (SBS 1)
4. Identify macroeconomic goals and problems. (4)
5. Evaluate dominant analyses in macroeconomics. (5)
6. Analyze the use of macroeconomic policy under different economic conditions. (6) (SBS 2)
7. Synthesize elements of global economic activity to explain and to predict economic activity in the domestic economy. (7).
8. Synthesize macroeconomic concepts and analyses in the analysis of real-world issues. (8)

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BSA236 Principles Economics-Micro

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 236. Principles of Economics-Micro (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoECN 2202. An analysis of markets. Topics include consumer choice, demand and supply, analyses of market structures, market failures, and current thought. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concepts, terms and applications
2. Economics diversity
3. Techniques of research
4. Consumer choice
5. Demand and supply
6. Analyses of market structure
7. Market failure
8. Current thought

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define relevant terms and concepts and apply to problems and issues. (1)
2. Analyze how diversity contributes to differences in human economic interaction or in the world economic views. (2)
3. Explain applicable methods that guide research in economics. (3)
4. Use the analysis of choice to explain and predict consumer behavior. (4)
5. Use the models of demand and supply to analyze economic issues. (5)
6. Evaluate the dominant analyses in the microeconomics literature. (6)
7. Identify market failures and explain why these occur. (7)
8. Synthesize microeconomics concepts and analyses in the analysis of real-world issues. (8)

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BSA237 Legal Environment Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 237. Legal Environment of Business (3). Examination of legal framework governing rules of conduct among businesses and impact on establishing business policy. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The American legal system
a. The origin of the American system of jurisprudence
b. Sources of American law
c. Various legal systems
2. Courts and procedures
a. Court systems: federal and state
b. The judicial decision-making process
c. Courts as lawmakers
d. Alternative dispute resolution methods
3. Ethics
a. Legal ethics
b. Business ethics
c. Ethical analysis
4. Common law and business
a. Criminal law
1. Sources of criminal law
2. Constitution and criminal law
3. Business and crimes
b. Torts
1. Theories and background of torts
2. Competitive torts
3. Product liability
c. Contracts
1. Concepts and background
2. Statutory modifications
3. Applications
d. Private Property
1. Concepts
2. Regulations
5. Constitutional law and business
a. Introduction
b. Businesses and the Constitution
c. Commerce clause
6. Statutory and regulatory environment of business
a. Administrative agency: overview
b. Legal nature of business entities
c. Labor/management relations
d. Employment law
e. Antitrust
f. Security regulations
g. Federal Trade Commission
h. Consumer protection law
i. Environmental law
j. Franchising law
k. Legal environment for international business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Develop a basic knowledge of the legal environment of private (profit and nonprofit) and public organizations
2. Be acquainted with current ethical and legal problems confronting private and public organizations.
3. Develop an appreciation of the origins of legal institutions, legal procedure, various methods of resolving disputes, and the functions of the law as a system of social and political thought and action.

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BSA131 Intro to Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 131. Introduction to Business (3). Introduction to the function of business. Overview of marketing, management, economics, finance, and accounting. Concepts of government and business, business ethics and international trade. Emphasis on current business issues. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary business and its environments
2. Organization and management
3. Human resources and production
4. Marketing management
5. Information for decision making
6. Financing the enterprise
7. International/government business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Acquire basic fluency in the vocabulary of business.
2. Understand the free enterprise system.
3. Select a vocational field.
4. Develop a basis for further studies in business.
5. Gain knowledge necessary to the discerning consumer.

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OR BSA233 Business Communications

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 233. Business Communications (3). Communication theory, writing for the workplace, business letters and reports, electronic communication, professional presentations and communicating for employment. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication foundations
a. process of communication
b. verbal and nonverbal communication
c. using words effectively
2. Written communication in the workplace
a. positive and negative messages
b. persuasive writing
c. memorandums
3. Letters and reports
a. business letter formats
b. short reports
4. Electronic media and communication
a. email messages
b. communicating with new technology
c. social networking in the workplace
5. Professional presentations
a. oral presentations
b. public speaking skills
c. presentation software
6. Communicating for employment
a. resume and cover letter
b. interview preparation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the elements of effective communication. (1)
2. Create purposeful written messages to a specific business audience. (2)
3. Compose business letters and short reports to communicate information or data. (3)
4. Identify methods of communication using the latest technology. (4)
5. Prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (5)
6. Compose a professional resume and employment cover letter. (6)

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1 - Choose from any approved course except BSA 235

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