In addition to GenEd courses, the Honors Program sponsors honors sections of several key courses:
This course is designed to help facilitate a positive adjustment to the first year of college through the development of both written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and group presentation skills. Students will explore the purposes of higher education and its potential outcomes; develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness, and personal development through team projects and class presentations, attendance at university events, and programs promoting an appreciation of diversity; review the university's resources, policies, and procedures; investigate personal interests and strengths while setting academic and personal goals; and learn effective skills to help them cope with the world around them. PREREQ: OPEN TO FRESHMEN ONLY.
This course is designed for learning community students as an opportunity to maintain contact with instructors from linked fall/spring courses, engage in service in the surrounding community and receive training in leadership. This course will directly focus on the Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO) of Personal and Social Responsibility. PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.
This course introduces students to the principles of financial accounting. Topics include the basic accounting style (ie. double entry accounting), financial statements (ie. income statement and balance sheet), and discussions of specific accounting rules at an introductory level.
This course introduces the student to the relevance, use, and interpretation of accounting information for decision making in support of business strategy. Topics include product costing (job order, process, absorption, variable), pricing, understanding cost structures (cost behavior), short-term decision-making, operational budgeting, evaluating performance, analyzing financial statements and ethical decision making.
This course will assist students in transitioning from academic writing to business writing. The course will teach students to effectively analyze communication situations and write business documents that are clear, complete, concise, and courteous. Business grammar, writing mechanics, and document format will be covered. PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 AND STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE 24 CREDITS AND MAINTAIN A 2.5 GPA OR BETTER IN ORDER TO TAKE LOWER DIVISION BUSINESS COURSES.
Problems of financing long-run funds requirements of the business enterprise to include reserve and dividend policies, promotion, expansion, combination of business, planning of capital structure, and legal forms of business enterprise. PREREQ: ACCOUNT 249 OR ACCOUNT 261; ADMISSION TO UPPER DIVISION AND 2.5 COMBINED CUMULATIVE GPA FOR BUSINESS MAJORS, OR 60 UNITS AND 2.00 FOR MINORS/NON-BUSINESS MAJORS FOR WHICH THIS COURSE IS AN OPTION.
This course introduces students to information systems, and details how and why they are critical to the functioning of modern organizations. The course provdes technological, organizational, and managerial foundations of information, and explains how successful systems are built. Students also learn to develop and use a database system for personal productivity. PREREQ: 24 CREDITS AND 2.50 COMBINED CUMULATIVE GPA, OR PUBLIC POLICY MAJOR
A survey course designed to familiarize students with the psychological, physiological, and educational problems which confront persons who are cognitively disabled, gifted, emotionally disturbed, speech impaired, auditorily impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically and neurologically impaired.
The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.
This course seeks to teach the basics of the card game Bridge, with the main goal of instilling an interest and enjoyment of the game. Bridge can be an intense mental activity that hones logical, stragetic, and ingerential thinking skills. No prior experience is necessary.