Accelerated Degree Completion Undergraduate Courses

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.

Arts & Sciences

The 20th century presented the most accelerated period of social evolution in human history: two World Wars were fought; technology developed at a dazzling pace; psychological exploration and scientific discovery assailed traditional conceptions of religion and the nature of reality; the relation of the individual to society fluctuated as new social and political models originated. Our main focus will be the literature and film within this time frame, but parallel developments in art and music will also be discussed.   [ 4 cr. ]

This course will complement HU 400 by focusing on the philosophical, scientific, and political concepts that underlie the foundations of modern western history.   [ 4 cr. ]

This undergraduate communication course incorporates writing skills with academic research. Both business and academic writing expectations are covered. This skills- oriented course focuses on the development of oral and written communication techniques, small and large group dynamics, presentations, and negotiations.   [ 4 cr. ]

This undergraduate communication course incorporates presentation skills with academic research. It reviews the writing standards of IS 401 Ex and covers interpersonal and management communications for professionals. Course writing and presentation assignments will be posted in student ePortfolios. This course is set in the context of communications skills for professionals.   [ 4 cr. ]

This course will focus on controversial and critical social, environmental, business, and political issues in the various disciplines of science. The natural sciences will be explored in the context of public policy.   [ 4 cr. ]

Computer Science

This course covers the elements of object-oriented programming and the Java Programming Language. Primitive data types, control structures, methods, classes, arrays and strings, inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, applets, exceptions and streams. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND KCB 106 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fundamentals of logic (the laws of logic, rules of inferences, quantifiers, proofs of theorems), Fundamental principles of counting (permutations, combinations), set theory, relations and functions, graphs, trees and sorting, shortest path and minimal spanning trees algorithms. Monoids and Groups.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND MCS B19 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course covers data structures using the Java Programming Language. Topics include data abstraction, encapsulation, information hiding, and the use of recursion, creation and manipulation of various data structures: lists, queues, tables, trees, heaps, and graphs, and searching and sorting algorithms. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 233 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. It begins with a complete immersion into HTML essentially XHTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML). Students are exposed to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The fundamentals of JavaScript language including object-oriented JavaScript is covered comprehensively. AJAX with XML and JSON are covered, as they are the primary means to transfer data from client and server. Prereq: METCS231 OR METCS232 or instructor's consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND PSY B53 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Independent study on special projects under faculty guidance.   [ 4 cr. ]

In-depth exploration of the C# programming language and Visual Studio .NET for development, debugging, and deployment of applications. Programming in C# encompassing the following topics: Device I/O handling, .NET Framework application development classes such as window forms, splitters, views, controls, dialogs, resources, such as menus, tool bars, bitmaps, and status bars. Custom controls, visual inheritance, SDI, MDI, and extending the Visual Studio .NET interface. File I/O for reading and storing binary and textual information. Data services for manipulating SQL-databases using ADO.NET. Graphics Services (GDI+) for 2D-vector graphics, imaging, and text rendering, including the new features of gradients, anti-aliasing, double buffering techniques, zooming, off-screen image processing and rendering. Communication services: TCP and UDP sockets, broadcast, unicast, and multicast sockets. Utilizing idle time processing, timers, and threading for building responsive GUI applications. Laboratory course. Prereq: MET CS 341 and MET CS 342; or instructor's consent.   [ 4 cr. ]

Overview of data communication and computer networks, including network hardware and software, as well as reference models, example networks, data communication services and network standardization. The OSI and the Internet (TCP/IP) network models are discussed. The course covers each network layer in details, starting from the Physical layer to towards the Application layer, and includes an overview of network security topics. Other topics covered include encoding digital and analog signals, transmission media, protocols. circuit, packet, message, switching techniques, internetworking devices, topologies. LANs/WANs, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and Web applications. Labs on network analysis. Prereq: MET CS 575 and MET CS 201 or MET CS 231 or MET CS 232. Or instructor's consent. Restrictions: This course may not be taken in conjunction with MET CS 625 or MET CS 425 (undergraduate). Only one of these courses can be counted towards degree requirements.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND MCS B33 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming with cooperating classes. Implementation of polymorphism with inheritance and interfaces and in Java library containers. Programming with exceptions, stream input/output and graphical AWT and Swing components. Threads, sockets, datagrams and database connectivity are also covered in this course. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

Overview of operating system characteristics, design objectives, and structures. Topics include concurrent processes, coordination of asynchronous events, file systems, resource sharing, memory management, security, scheduling and deadlock problems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND MCS B33 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BHA IND M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course provides a theoretical yet modern presentation of database topics ranging from Data and Object Modeling, relational algebra and normalization to advanced topics such as how to develop Web-based database applications. Other topics covered - relational data model, SQL and manipulating relational data; applications programming for relational databases; physical characteristics of databases; achieving performance and reliability with database systems; object-oriented database systems. Prereq: MET CS 231 or MET CS 232; or instructor's consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND MCS B21 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Management

An examination of project management concepts, including organizational forms, planning and control techniques, and the role of the project manager. Develops the skills vital to effective management of multidisciplinary tasks through lectures, case studies, and business simulations.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 201 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The structure and operating procedures of advertising agencies and corporate advertising departments in relation to marketing. Active student participation in learning how advertising strategies and concepts are developed and executed. Includes readings, development of advertising strategies, screenings, and analysis of contemporary advertising.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND CAS 222 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first course in a two course sequence. This course combines (1) the practical aspect of Web design through the use of application software such as Dreamweaver to construct a commercial Web site with (2) a general overview of the marketing, supporting services, systems, security and business strategy issues facing commercial enterprises.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS B06B R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first course of two for completion of the senior project for the degree completion program.  [ 4 cr. ]

The second course of two for completion of the senior project for the degree completion program.  [ 4 cr. ]

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered - short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements . Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND EPC 204 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C2 IND STH B19 W 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a basic level course combining the elements of quantitative and qualitative decision making for business. The course exposes the student to practical quantitative approaches to mathematical decision making as well as a wind variety of qualitative approaches for both the services and product industries. Emphasis is placed on the definition of the problem, analysis of the approaches available to solve the problem, an understanding of the limitations and strengths of these approaches as well as the resources necessary. The course additionally prepares the student with design and presentation skills necessary to organize the communications of stating the problem and its different solution or outcome possibilities when the rational for taking a particular course of action needs to be presented to others or the material is being prepared for others who will make business decisions based on the information.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS 235 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An examination of the management process and the social environment in which organizations operate, including a discussion of the manager's responsibilities to employees, customers, stockholders, and society.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 314 M 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EX IND CAS 326 S 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad. Examines the effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economics; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; and development potential of international operations.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS 213 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D2 IND STH B22 R 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and factors such as market research and partnering that add value and bring innovation to commercial reality.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 428 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
B2 IND MET B02B T 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

This course examines the international business, legal and regulatory environment. Topics include international legal comparisons, the international sale of goods, imports, and exports, technology transfer, intellectual property protection and forms, and regulations of foreign direct investment.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 426 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm