Accelerated Degree Completion Undergraduate Courses

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Arts & Sciences

MET HU 400 Great Works of the Modern Era

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. ]

MET IS 400 Great Ideas

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. ]

MET IS 401 Communication Skills I

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 undergraduate credits ]  [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 402 Communication Skills II

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 undergraduate credits)   [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 403 Natural Science in Contemporary Society

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. [Var cr.]   [ 4 cr. ]

Computer Science

MET CS 232 Programming with Java
Fall ‘15

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
A1 IND Lee EPC 204 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
B1 IND Tizio MCS B33 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 248 Discrete Mathematics
Fall ‘15

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 Naidjate SMG 212 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 342 Data Structures with Java
Fall ‘15

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
B1 IND Berry MCS B23 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 401 Introduction to Web Application Development
Fall ‘15

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. 4 credits  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Robertie KCB 107 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 495 Directed Study

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

MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#

In-depth exploration of the C# programming language and Visual Studio .NET for development, debugging, and deployment of applications. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 535 Computer Networks
Fall ‘15

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Day CAS 428 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming

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. ]

MET CS 575 Operating Systems
Fall ‘15

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 Staff EPC 205 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EX IND Staff EPC 205 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 579 Database Management
Fall ‘15

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.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Staff EPC 203 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Management

MET MG 415 Project Management
Fall ‘15

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 Mendlinger CAS 222 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 435 Advertising
Fall ‘15

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
D1 IND Harding CAS 428 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 448 Electronic Commerce, Systems, and Web Design
Fall ‘15

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  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Lee CAS B18B W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 460 Senior Project I

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

MET MG 461 Senior Project II

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

MET MG 472 Financial Concepts
Fall ‘15

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 Staff EPC 204 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C2 IND Chee PSY B49 W 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 473 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision Making
Fall ‘15

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.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Mendlinger KCB 102 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 503 Business in a Changing Society
Fall ‘15

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 Staff SMG 228 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A2 IND Halfond FLR 121 M 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 520 International Business Management
Fall ‘15

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 Brodersen FLR 121 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D2 IND Lee FLR 121 R 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 541 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
Fall ‘15

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  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Gunes Corlu CAS 426 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 550 International Business Law and Regulation
Fall ‘15

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. 4cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Barry CAS B27 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm