BIOL 332, 332L/532, 532L Immunology (4)
Studies immune responses in the human body, as well as current approaches to disease diagnosis and treatment using immunology. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Science majors, bi-level.
BIOL 401/501 Cell Culture (3)
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental skills in cell and tissue culture. The techniques include media preparation, sterile technique, primary culture establishment, cell growth and maintenance, transfection, and cloning of cultured cells. 3 hours lecture and lab. Science majors, bi-level.
BIOL 421+L/521+L Biochemistry (4)
Biochemistry concepts including structure, reactivity of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. A brief overview of carbohydrate metabolism, including the ETS and oxidative phosphorylation processes are covered. Lab component involves advanced analytical skills related to lecture topics. Three hrs lecture, three hrs lab. Organic chemistry is a pre-requisite. Science majors, bi-level.
BIOL 440, 440L/540/540L Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
Provides a working understanding of DNA, RNA, proteins associated with eukaryotic (e.g. mammalian) cells. Emphasis on recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Lab designed to provide experience in DNA and RNA manipulation, PCR, gene cloning. Science majors, bi-level.
BIOL 520 Literature Review (2)
This selected topics course will provide an in-depth review and discussion of important current publications related to modern science and industry. The course will focus on several broad areas of biotechnology. In several instances it will include readings that relate basic advances in modern science to biomedicine and industry. M.S. Biotechnology majors. A public presentation is also required.
BIOL 530 Laboratory Instruction (2)
This course will cover a variety of components related to teaching an undergraduate introductory laboratory course. These include writing a syllabus, grading procedures, conducting a laboratory session, safety issues in the laboratory, and teaching strategies. Graduate students enrolled in this course will assist an instructor of a 100-level undergraduate science laboratory course in a number of activities, such as laboratory demonstrations, assisting with laboratory preparation, answering student questions about the laboratory experiments, etc. The graduate student enrolled in this course will neither be the instructor of record nor the evaluator of students’ laboratory performances. M.S. Biotechnology majors.
BIOL 595 Research (1) or (2)
Provides the student with a hands-on laboratory project, or bioinformatics-based project. Can involve elements of biology, chemistry, environmental science, et al. Formal write-up of findings and public presentation required.
ENVS 420+L/520+L Ecology (4)
Investigates the relationship between living organisms and their natural environment. Emphasizes the existence of natural species and their interactions with other life forms. Three hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab. Science majors, bi-level.
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development (3)
Investigation and critique of contemporary theories of organization and administration with respect to their scientific support and practicality for increasing rationality, prediction, and control in business administration. Examines such topics as: motivation, interpersonal and organizational communications, work group dynamics, intergroup interaction and leadership, as well as organizational structure and effectiveness. (Prerequisite: BUS 123, its equivalent, or permission of the Executive Director.)
BUS 542 Financial Planning and Management (3)
Principles and techniques for effective use of business capital; decision-making ability developed for short-range and long-range financial planning. Financial theory, institutions, and capital markets as they affect national, multinational, and the transnational corporations are discussed. Readings and case studies are utilized.
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace (3)
A profound consequence of the ongoing information revolution is its influence on how value is created and extracted when information about a product or service can be separated from the product or service itself. This course explores various conceptual frameworks and best practices for maximizing opportunities in an emerging area referred to as a marketspace. This course also examines how organizations work marketplace and marketspace environments to their best advantage to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. (Prerequisite: BUS 531, or permission of the Executive Director.)
BUS 556 Business Venture & the Entrepreneur (3)
Provides the student with practical knowledge of the entrepreneurial mindset covering evaluation of opportunities, sources of financing, business planning and development, deal structure and valuation techniques. The course will include case analyses and will require students to develop a business plan which will be presented and analyzed in class.
BUS 568 Legal Aspects of the Administrative Process (3)
The course examines the growing importance of legal aspects as they relate to corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships. Topics covered include: agency and employment, limited liability, managers’ legal obligations, shareholders’ rights, capital structure, duties and powers of directors and officers. (Prerequisite: BUS 252 or its equivalent.)
BUS 569 Management of Technology (3)
Course seeks to help current and future managers strategically approach the assessment, development, deployment and assimilation of information technologies into an organization; planning, directing, and evaluating the information-technologyrelated thrusts and activities within a firm; shaping, supporting, and linking information technology and resources to corporate strategy.
BUS 570 Marketing and Strategic Planning (3)
This course examines marketing as a major part of an organization’s strategic plan. Readings and discussion for this class include the basic functions of marketing, segmentation of markets, marketing research techniques and advertising and PR as part of the marketing campaign. Students work in marketing teams to analyze cases and produce a strategic marketing plan. Each semester at least one team produces a marketing plan for a particular local organization in need of greater visibility. A speaker from the industry visits the class to give the students real world insights into marketing as a major part of the organization’s strategic plan. Discussions also include aspects of both ethical and unethical marketing. (Prerequisite: BUS 111.)
COMM 503 Public Presentation (3)
The course is designed to create an awareness of effective speech delivery for various media and audiences through lectures and practical exercises. The use of supplemental materials, including handouts and PC-based presentations, are also covered.
PSYC 501 Research Methods (3)
The purpose of this course is to present research methodologies and statistics in an integrated manner so that students may attain a comprehensive view of psychological research. A conceptual understanding of statistics will be emphasized while the mathematical aspects will be minimized. While the primary emphasis will be on experimental and correlational research designs, exploratory and descriptive techniques will also be considered. Recommended for students who plan to take only one Research/Statistics course.
PUB 511 Ethics in Management (3)
Introduction to the field of ethics and an opportunity to increase understanding, knowledge and competence in dealing with ethical challenges and dilemmas found in the public, private and nonprofit employment sectors. Course materials will focus on individual as well as corporate systems of responsibility and accountability and the ethical dimensions of public as well as private life.