Skip navigation

Colorado Women's College

Degree Programs

Course Schedules and Descriptions

Below is a sample of descriptions for courses offered at Colorado Women's College. Not all courses are listed here. Descriptions for all courses are contained in the syllabi when the courses are offered.

ACTG 2205 Introduction to Financial Reporting

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to accounting and its relevance in the business world. Students learn how to analyze transactions and prepare financial statements. In addition, students are introduced to publicly traded company's annual reports and 10k's.
Prerequisite: MATH 1050. 4 qtr hrs

ACTG 2305 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces or reinforces concepts and techniques for using accounting information for managerial purposes. The focus is on interpreting financial information and making business decisions, not accumulating or preparing accounting information. Prerequisites: ACTG 2205. 4 qtr hrs

ACTG 3220 Understanding Financial Statements

Provides business majors with the necessary understanding to read, interpret and use published financial statements. Prerequisite: ACTG 2205. 4 qtr hrs

ACTG 3461 Individual Income Tax

This is a basic course in federal income taxation, examining the individual income tax. Prerequisites: ACTG 2205. 4 qtr hrs

ADM 1217 The Power of Public Speaking: Connecting with Diverse Audiences

This course provides an opportunity and a context in which to coordinate the development of an individual's "Voice," mind, and sense of self as a competent communicator and an effective global citizen of the 21st century. A public speaker is in a relationship with her audience and needs to be aware of audience differences and similarities. Thus, a successful speaker/audience relationship requires cultural and intercultural awareness, respect for diversity, and recognition of one's personal responsibility, including active listening. Through the theoretical examination and experiential practice of public speaking, students learn to listen to themselves and to others, to realize the connection between diverse thoughts and dialogue, and to effectively give voice to their ideas. Students learn to effectively "speak their minds" in an honest and ethical way that recognizes the balance of power in rhetorical contexts. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

ADM 1510 Foundations for Academic and Professional Development

In Foundations for Academic and Professional Development, students are introduced to the mission and goals of The Women's College and how these promote academic, professional, and personal development in a community of engaged students and faculty. A series of course assignments address academic, professional, and personal development and introduce students to reflective and critical thinking. In addition, students gain an understanding of the general education and major/minor curricula of The Women's College and how these provide a framework for their chosen course of study. The course also provides an overview of women in U.S. history, women's education, and the role of women in a contemporary, rapidly changing world. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

ADM 2510 Critical Thinking and Decision Making

People are continuously confronted with difficult professional, personal, academic, and civic problems and issues. In this course, students study a problem-solving model and practice improving their approaches to open-ended issues be selecting current issues to research and address. Such current issues might cover public controversies and problems, job-related issues, and personal decisions. Students learn how to avoid common pitfalls that might block their ability to think about issues and choices thoroughly, learn skills for adequately communicating their thinking to others, and are encouraged to explore various ways of thinking and problem solving within a supportive and collaborative classroom environment. In addition, students are encouraged to identify and respond to opportunities that foster continued awareness of issues affecting daily life - personally, professionally, and academically. Prerequisites: ADM 1510. 2 qtr hrs

AHUM 1010 Understanding Art

This class introduces students to issues involved in the creation and interpretation of works of art. First, a combination of lectures, discussions, and studio sessions help students achieve greater awareness of the material qualities of art objects. In the second part of the course, students examine how artists attach meaning to the objects they have created. In the final section of the class, students investigate other ways that art objects acquire meaning and the ways in which artists have sought to influence their audiences as they take on some of the most pressing social and political issues of their times. Throughout, the course makes use of examples of art from a variety of cultures and historical periods. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qrt hrs

AHUM 1110 Understanding Literature

Literature reflects the excitement and complexity of human experience and helps shape how we interpret and celebrate it. Through a variety of engaging themes, these courses introduce students to the pleasures of interpreting poetry, fiction and drama. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

AHUM 1216 Foundations in History

Although specific topics vary from course to course, this class introduces students to the foundations of historical inquiry, emphasizing not only content but also methods. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

AHUM 1416 Foundations in World Cultures

Although specific topics vary from course to course, this class introduces students to the foundations of historical inquiry, emphasizing not only content but also methods. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

AHUM 1516 Understanding Music

The need to express human feelings and thoughts through the art of music has been part of human expression since the beginning of humankind. The evolution of musical expression—whether in a formalized classical structure or an improvisational form—is important to the understanding of human culture. Topics vary depending on the class. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

AHUM 1716 Exploring Religions

Although specific topics vary from course to course, this class introduces students to religious studies. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

AHUM 1810 Foundations in Theater

This course is an examination of the process playwrights, directors, actors and designers use in creating a theatrical production. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

ARTD 2315 Introduction to Electronic Media Arts Design

Intro to Electronic Media Arts and Design is a course exploring digital media through a mixture of thinking and making. Students will review and create imaging, audio, web-based and animation projects and engage in critical discussion of their own work and that of contemporary media producers. This course will include in-class exercises, historical and contemporary readings related to electronic media and discussions. Students should expect to work on projects outside of class time. Access to relevant software is provided in the computer lab. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2417 Cultural Dynamics in African-American Music

This course examines the cultural and psychological functions of various genres of African-American music both historically and in contemporary society. The course is built around the thesis that various forms of African-American music—e.g., the spirituals, the blues, gospel, jazz, rap—have served common functions in the culture historically (even while serving distinctive needs at different points in history), and have all served as core features of African-American culture and, more broadly, American aesthetic sensibility. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2511 Race, Class and Gender

Issues of race, class and gender are of salient importance as the population demographics of the United States have shifted dramatically over the last decade. The experience of working and living in isolation from people different from oneself will be increasingly rare in the years ahead. In this course, using a multidisciplinary anthology of essays as the primary text, the focus will be on the psychological experience of intercultural discourse that stems from the intersection of race, class and gender in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2535 The Multiracial Individual

This course explores the historical racial tensions in the U.S. that have made it difficult to acknowledge the reality of multiracial peoples in its midst, and traces the trends in culture and national consciousness that made it possible for a change to occur in the 2000 census. We survey the varying ways in which multiracial people have been regarded by the larger society in different social contexts, as well as the ways in which the sociological, psychological and political dynamics of multiracial identity have changed over time and have impacted the experience of multiracial people themselves. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2540 Culture, Media and Power

Often, films, television programs (both entertainment and journalistic), print journalism and advertising are viewed as having the inherent power to shape the individual's values and beliefs about the identity of one's self as well as that of others. The cultural studies' perspective of this course takes the position that the power to shape values about identity is not solely the providence of cultural texts, but stems from the complex intersection of media institutions, various social groups and the interpretive process. This class explores how various forms of textual, interpretive, social and economic power come to bear on the production of different kinds of cultural media texts and the range of possible meanings about identity available within them. By the end of the course, students should be able to critically analyze the links between various media texts and messages and the definition of their self-identity. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2581 Peacemaking in Personal and Political Contexts

What does it mean to use a framework of "reconciliation" to address political ideologies, socio-economic systems, and individual actions that have led to profound conflict, injustice, and even genocide? How can one group - or one individual - "reconcile" with another that has enslaved, tortured, or destroyed members of its community? What does it mean for former oppressors to reconcile with those they have dominated? It seems confounding. And yet the framework of reconciliation has been used, sometimes with amazing results, in places as diverse as South Africa, Australia, Latin America, and the United States, in settings as small as family relationships, and as large as national conflicts. Reconciliation is, in fact, a potential path to political and social healing. This course covers a number of reconciliation frameworks that have been employed as transformative and peacemaking strategies in various interpersonal, social and political contexts. We discuss the value (and limitations) of core reconciliation concepts, see how they have been used productively, and consider their possible application to ongoing problems in the world today. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2602 The Black Spiritual

This course examines the role of traditional black or "Negro" spirituals (the songs created and first sung by African-Americans in slavery) in the evolution of American ideals of freedom, justice and grounded spirituality. A history of the spiritual as folk and concert music will be paralleled by an examination of the very concept of "American" that evolved, both from the perspective of those excluded and those included in that concept. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

ASEM 2671 Women and the Wild West

The mythic Wild West lies at the core of our national identity. What roles do women play within – and without - this central myth? This interdisciplinary course will explore the roles of women as agents of continuity and change in the wild American west. We will read historical and fictional narratives of women's experiences in exploring, settling and living in the American frontier, and consider women's contributions in creating western homes and communities, conforming to and rebelling against stereotypes and social norms, and advocating for social and legal change. We will experience a diverse variety of western women's voices, and discover how women of different nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds negotiated conflicts arising from a clash of values, crossed social and cultural boundaries, and contributed to multicultural western societies. The course will require critical reading of historical, sociological, literary and legal texts, related writing assignments, class discussions, and a final multi-genre project and presentation. Prerequisites: Completion of common curriculum. 4 qtr hrs

BUS 3800 Business Capstone II

A capstone course focusing on values-based leadership, ethics, sustainability, and social responsibility. This course is designed to help students understand the ethos of business organizations, their responsibilities to stakeholders, and their impact on people and the environment. Prerequisites: MGMT 2005, ITEC 2805, LGST 2005, ACTG 2305, FIN 2815, MGMT 2855, STAT 2805. 4 qtr hrs

CMRE 2000 Introduction to Community-Based Research

This introductory class provides an overview of community-based research (CBR) principles and practices and the unique characteristics of this approach to knowledge creation and social change. Students explore the philosophical underpinnings of CBR as well as practical issues relating to community partnerships, research strategies, ethical concerns, and the use of local knowledge for empowering social change. This exploration of CBR invites students to examine the privileges, potential blinders and insights of their life experiences and social location, and to build on their connections to neighborhood and community. Case studies highlighting issues and promise in the "doing" of CBR also introduce students to international community-based research. We explore these issues through extended weekly class sessions drawing on lecture, class discussion, individual student presentations based on short writing projects, and small group work conducted during class time. To appreciate how CBR is actually done, we reserve time to watch videos produced by CBR community partners, faculty and students, and learn from guest lectures by community researchers and partners as well as faculty and students engaged in CBR. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133, and SOCS 2400. 4 qtr hrs

CMRE 2100 Community-Based Field Preparation

This is the second course in the Community-Based Research Certificate. This course engages students in active dialogue with several community partners for the purposes of planning a 3-term Community-Based Research project. This is a planning course involving students in developing appropriate mechanisms for working with their community partner; collaboratively identifying concerns or community problems to be addressed; conducting literature reviews; developing core research questions; identifying and studying appropriate research methods and gaining familiarity with IRB procedures and funding proposals. Students work in learning teams (campus/community) on their choice of 2-4 possible projects. In this class, we also use some class time each week to plan (and carry out in part) a "mini Community-Based Research project" that assesses the development of this new subject area and certificate. Some class time is devoted to off-campus site visits and external lecturers help present modules on research methodologies. Prerequisites: CMRE 2000. 4 qtr hrs

CMRE 2200 Research Project Development

This course provides students the opportunity to conduct research on 1-3 core research questions selected. Students work in learning teams (campus/community) on their community-based research project. Significant off-campus time is devoted to data collection and analysis and regular dialogue with community partners, other students, and Community-Based Research faculty. Prerequisite: CMRE 2100. 4 qtr hrs

CMRE 2300 Community-Based Research in Action

This is the fourth course in the Community-Based Research certificate. In this course, students work in collaboration with community partners and faculty members on the proposed research project. Student work in research teams to collect and analyze data, and each team presents their research findings to the community partner. Additionally, each student begins to develop an individual research project. Prerequisite: CMRE 2200. 4 qtr hrs

CMRE 2400 Community-Based Research Culminating Project

This is the fifth and final course in the Community-Based Research (CBR) certificate. In this course, students compile a CBR portfolio which includes key findings of the research project, as well as reflections on the research process, self assessment, and an evaluation of the overall experience in the CBR program. Additionally, student work collaboratively with the community partner to compile a presentation on their CBR project to present to the college and invited members of the community. Prerequisite: CMRE 2300. 2 qtr hrs

COMN 1100 Communication in Personal Relationships

Relationships shape who we are, and who we will become. This course will analyze and apply theories and research relevant to communication processes in personal relationships. Discussion of issues of attachment, identity, family communication and conflict, intrapersonal discourse, will provide a foundation of communication skills useful in personal relationships. Prerequisite: COMN 1210. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 1210 Foundation of Communication

This course offers students an introduction to the study of communication. Students will explore the role of communication in domains that cut across the spectrum of human social life, from communication among individuals, to relationships, to marriage and families, to groups, to organizations, to communication at societal and global levels. In addition to focusing on the specific nature of communication in these distinct settings, students learn as well the different conceptual models for describing and understanding communication across these settings. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 1550 Communication in the Workplace

The course explores theory and practice of effective communication in corporate, governmental and nonprofit settings. Emphasis is on issues of power, politics, globalization, culture, diversity, relationships and conflict. Students learn how to recognize, diagnose and solve communication-related problems in the workplace. Prerequisite: COMN 1210. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 1700 Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication

The course focuses on such concepts as cultural identifications, representations and relationships across groups that vary from national, ethnic, gender and class to corporate and social groups. Students develop an understanding of their own, as well as others' cultural values and conduct. Prerequisite: COMN 1210. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 2100 Fundamentals of Communication Theory

Students study theories of speech communication, including the components of a theory, the perspectives underlying current theory and research, and the use of models to represent theories. Theories pertaining to communication in a variety of contexts are examined. Students learn to evaluate speech communication theories and apply them to real-life situations. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 2130 Introduction to Organizational Communication

Communication behaviors and practices in modern organizations; basic theory, principles and laboratory activities. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 2400 Landmarks in Rhetorical Theory

This course traces the evolution of rhetorical theory, defined here as the art of using discourse in making things matter, from its pre-Socratic origins to the present. Students read original treatises on rhetorical theory and apply those insights to the analysis of several historically significant rhetorical acts. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 2470 Gender and Communication

This course covers gender differences in communication behavior, treatment of women in language, women on a public platform, and the portrayal of women in the media. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 2700 Topics in Human Communication

Current issues and topics in human communication. Course is repeatable under different topic areas. Prerequisites: Varies. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3020 Conflict Management

The course focuses on substantive and relational types of conflict, also integrating various strategies for conflict resolution. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3140 Advanced Intercultural Communication

The course is designed to introduce students to concepts, research, and literature on cross-cultural communication. Students construct a definition of "culture" and examine the role of communication in creating and maintaining a culture's attitudes, norms, and customs. The class investigates similarities, as well as differences, across cultures in an effort toward understanding and appreciating the world's diversity. Topics include spoken language, nonverbal communication, cultural contexts, and conflict. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133 and COMN 1700. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3142 Dialogue, Culture and Conflict

Dialogue as a mode of public deliberation and community problem solving is being taught widely by organizations in the private and public sector. This course addresses how dialogue and dialogue programs are being used as a way of resolving conflict in intercultural communities and to approach controversial topics about culture and communication. The course includes attention to conflict, negotiation, mediation, resolution and transformation, as well as culture, cultural identifications and representations, and dialogue as communicative practice. A number of specific dialogue programs in international and national conflicts are assessed. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3230 Principles of Leadership

Current research indicates that one becomes a more effective leader as one becomes a more effective communicator. This course examines the topic of leadership from such a perspective. The content and class exercises are designed to assist each student in developing her own leadership potential through her communication behaviors. Topics include women and leadership, leadership and management, and various leadership contexts. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3240 Group Methods and Facilitation

The class will include discussion and small group methodologies and their theoretical rationale. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3245 Building Group and Team Effectiveness

The course provides a synthesis of the latest empirical findings on teams, teamwork and group effectiveness, in combination with some challenging physical-experimental learning. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3300 Principles of Persuasion

This course involves a social scientific approach to persuasion and social influence. Some of the topics included in this approach are the relationship between attitude and behavior; characteristics of the source, message, and receiver of a persuasive appeal; and models and theories that explain the effects of persuasive communication. By the end of the course, students should be able to think more critically about the persuasive messages they encounter in everyday life, to apply theoretical models of persuasion, and to construct persuasive messages. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3500 Advanced Public Speaking

This course is an opportunity for students to relearn, polish, and/or further develop their presentation skills. The class provides the setting for individualized attention to students' particular presentational goals and needs; the preparation and delivery of more fully developed speeches; and a closer articulation of public-speaking theoretical concepts and their practical application. Prerequisites: ADM 1217, WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3550 Principles of Negotiation

Negotiation is the process of making decisions to resolve differences, allocate resources, and reach agreements, while maximizing the interests of the negotiating parties. Students learn the basic components of distributive negotiation (positional bargaining) and integrative negotiation (interest-based negotiation). Topics include information gathering, perceptions, trust, leverage, negotiation styles, creativity, credibility, judgment, common stumbling blocks, ethics, and alternatives to negotiation. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3702, 3705 Topics in Human Communication

Current issues and topics in human communication. Course is repeatable under different topic areas. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3850 Communication Ethics

This course is not just about how to be ethical communicators but it is also about how to discover ethics--the good life and care for others, answerability and responsibility--deep within the structures of human communication itself. The course is committed to a mixture of theory and practice but practice is at the heart of the matter. Half of our sessions will be devoted to dialogue or conversation about ethics in life. There we will try to work as close as we can with ethics in our own lived experience. In the other half, we will explore theory: the ethical/philosophical/communicative ground of ethics. Prerequisites: COMN 1210 and MFJS 2210. 4 qtr hrs

COMN 3910 Communication Synthesis and Strategies

This capstone course offers students the opportunity to review, synthesize and integrate their individual communication coursework into a logically consistent framework. From the derived communication framework tool, participants will create a strategy, or plan of action, enabling them to apply their academic knowledge to analyze a current communication issue. Prerequisites: Senior status and 32 Communication major hours (16 for minors). 4 qtr hrs

ECON 1022 Principles of Macroeconomics

Understanding the impact of economic systems is essential in successful business planning. In this overview course, students are exposed to international economics and comparative economic systems. Topics include money and banking systems, national income and employment analysis, and economic development. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

ECON 1032 Principles of Microeconomics

This overview course provides students with the foundational concepts of microeconomics. Topics include the theory of consumer behavior and the firm, pricing processes in goods and factor marketing, as well as various types of market structures and public policies. Prerequisites: ECON 1022. 4 qtr hrs

ECON 3120 Economic History of the U.S.

This course focuses on the Industrial progress from the colonial period to the present; and the influence of economic forces in social and political development. Prerequisites: ECON 1022. 5 qtr hrs

ENGG 1010 Effective Writing Strategies

This course focuses on developing the understanding and practice of the conventions of academic writing. This course emphasizes the use of Standard English grammar and usage; the mechanics of coherent, cohesive, and correct writing; and the basic steps of the writing process. Readings and discussions illuminate the characteristics of successful writing, which students practice as they develop a persuasive essay. Prerequisites: None. 2 qtr hrs

ENGL 2021 Business Technical Writing

This course is an introduction to writing for technical and business organizations and audiences. Students practice strategies for organizing reports based on audience analysis, and for solving typical sentence and paragraph problems in technical writing. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

ENGL 2708 Topics in Literature

Topics vary. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

ENT 2701 Topics in Entrepreneurial Studies

This course introduces students to major topics in Entrepreneurial Studies that expand the parameters of the Entrepreneurial Studies program. Topics vary. The course is repeatable under different course topics. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

ENT 3700 Entrepreneurial Concepts and Applications

This course offers students the opportunity to put into practice all prior entrepreneurial knowledge while developing a stronger understanding of business concepts. Working in a team, students learn how to thoroughly develop an idea for a business, understand the importance of developing an effective business plan and appreciate how to sell a product/service concept to potential investors. The course culminates with a team presentation of the business plan to a panel of Women's College faculty and business leaders. The intent of the panel is to provide students with quality feedback about their methodology, concepts and proposed plan. Prerequisite: 16 qtr hrs toward the Entrepreneurial Studies certificate. 4 qtr hrs

FIN 2805 Financial Decision Making

This course is intended as an introduction to basic business finance. The emphasis is on analysis and decision-making. Exams will be primarily problem- oriented. Classes will be primarily lecture method, with problem solving a part of the lecture. While problems will be assigned where appropriate, they will not be collected, and they are not an explicit part of your grade. Attempting to solve the problems prior to class will help you in learning the material. Prerequisites: ECON 1032 and ACTG 2205. 4 qtr. hrs.

FIN 2815 Advanced Corporate Finance

This course extends students' ability to integrate the concepts, tools and decision-making techniques introduced in the accounting, quantitative methods, and finance courses. Topics explored in the context of the budgeting, planning, and financial management processes are financial performance evaluation and incentive compensation plans, management of working debt, financing and refunding, stock purchases, lease-buy analyses, and financial forecasting. Prerequisites: FIN 2805. 4 qtr. hrs

GWST 2000 Introduction to Women's Studies

In this interdisciplinary course students will explore the historical, legal, economic, cultural, and political factors that influence women's lives. We will examine these factors in light of the social construction of gender, race, and class along with other determinants of self-identity and life condition. Students will have the opportunity to study women's issues and social justice movements for women from multiple perspectives while delving into theories and methods across the academic disciplines. We will investigate the advancement of women and the historical-and diverse-contexts of women's lives, especially with regard to the challenges and opportunities facing women today. Students will be encouraged to critically examine the gender-shaping institutions present in their own lives and to develop an expanded vision of and value for the educational, personal, and professional potential of women in our contemporary, changing world. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

GWST 2305 Women Creating Culture through Cooking

This course provides students the opportunity to identify, analyze and critique the cultural and social influences on women and their cooking. Students analyze the affects both cooking and culture have in their own lives. Also, students study the methods of food production and sustainable agriculture and the effects on their health. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

GWST 2605 Entrepreneurial Women: Harnessing Innovation, Inspiring Success

This highly interactive course is designed to develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial culture among women. It covers the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial/new venture creation process and provides an overview of approaches and resources for students who have an interest in launching a successful entrepreneurial venture. Using gendered perspectives, the course emphasizes principles, concepts, skills, information and choices that are relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial managers, and their stakeholders. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

GWST 2700 Topics in Gender and Women's Studies

Current issues and topics in gender and women's studies. The course is repeatable under different topic areas. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

GWST 3702 Women, Policy, and Civic Engagement

In this service learning course, students will conduct online research into civic and community issues and will produce written analysis of this research together with assigned course materials. Students will become familiar with the initiatives of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women, the Women's Lobby of Colorado, the Colorado Women's Agenda (CWA), and other Denver-based not for profit organizations committed to addressing issues concerning women and girls throughout the state. Students will track the current session of the Colorado General Assembly, selecting bills and following them through the legislative process. By tracking current bills in the legislature, conducting interviews with bill sponsors and lobbyists, and working with community-based initiatives, students will become familiar with the issues of civil rights, access to health care, economic security, child and elder care, and issues of domestic violence. Students will also be asked to consider connections between civic initiatives within Colorado and those in development nationally and internationally. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

GWST 3975 Senior Synthesis Seminar

In this course, students will explore the history of women's education and the role of women's colleges in the U.S. We will analyze the cultural constructions of gender, race, and class, and investigate the connections between the historical, political, and social influences that have shaped and defined women's education. In order to gain a deeper understanding of this educational legacy and what it means for women today, the Senior Synthesis Seminar will afford graduating seniors the opportunity to reflect upon their own educational histories; to review and critically evaluate the impact their education has had on their intellectual, personal, and professional development; to envision futures markedly different in possibilities from their pasts; to see themselves as agents of change; and to publicly give voice to the significance of their achievements. The class also serves as the capstone course for the Gender and Women's Studies Minor. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133, and Senior Standing. 4 qtr hrs

HRTM 1300 Managing the Restaurant Operation

Functions of the major departments of a restaurant operation, identifying significant operational problems and management tools to solve the problems. Includes hands-on culinary preparation and service techniques. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

ITEC 2805 Strategic Advantage of Technology

Introduces students to the benefits and competitive advantages of information and communications technologies (ICT) in personal, workgroup, and workplace environments. ICT is increasingly becoming a significant source of competitive advantage in today's business world. Technology alone does not confer a competitive advantage, but the strategic use of ICT to improve key business processes can strengthen a company's competitive position. Companies that are the first in their industries to transform and automate their businesses gain an edge, but must be careful when investing in new and immature technologies and be mindful of the risks involved. Market leaders recognize the value of strategic ICT management and have made it a core competency. Prerequisite: ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

ITEC 3475 Database Management Systems

This course investigates the fundamental concepts necessary to design and implement a database management system. It includes data modeling, converting to a normalized model, database syntax, and building a database application incorporating both end user and database designer perspectives. Prerequisite: ITEC 2805. 4 qtr hrs

ITEC 3810 Networks & Telecommunication

The focus of this course is an examination of network-enabling technologies and concepts, including LANs and WANs, network design management, and trouble-shooting issues. Network design in the age of the Internet is emphasized, including intranets, extranets, security, and firewalls. Also covered are the pros and cons of private networks, including virtual private networks, and alternative technologies such as wireline, wireless, satellite, and cable. Prerequisite: ITEC 2805. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 1670 Information Technology Today
ITS 1671 Principles of Information Technology

Students discuss and analyze information technology from a broad problem-solving perspective. This course presents an overview of the problem-solving process, the systems development life cycle, and project management, so that students can gain an appreciation of the "what," "why," and "how" technology applications are selected, developed, and implemented. Students analyze technologies of their choice to understand the objectives and benefits of these technologies and be able to recognize potential improvements. Students also develop a computer script to reflect capabilities of a technology. Prerequisites: ITS 1670 (can be taken concurrently). 4 qtr hrs

ITS 1672 Introduction to Programming

Students learn how to design and implement computer programs using Java programming language, a widely used language for development of applications in an online (web-based) environment, as well as in object-oriented development. The course covers determining the requirements for the computer program and translating these requirements into a design. A computer program is then written, tested, and implemented. Prerequisites: ITS 1671, MATH 2200. 4 qtr hrs.

ITS 2210 Creativity in Problem Solving

This course is for students who want to improve their problem solving strategies and critical thinking skills. Students focus on problem definition and generating and evaluating solutions. Critical factors necessary for successful problem solving are discussed, as well as various techniques useful for analyzing problems and alternatives. Prerequisites: ADM 2510. 4 qtr hrs.

ITS 2410 Introduction to Web Design and Development

Students participating in this course will develop the basic skills required to create and maintain web sites. Students will publish all work in this class to their own folders in the University's web server. Prerequisites: ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 2510 Programming in Visual Basic and the .NET Environment

Through this course, students master the Java programming language, the most significant tool for developing information systems applications for the World Wide Web. Students get hands-on experience developing beginning level, real-world applications using the Java language. Prerequisites: ITS 1671, ITS 1672, and MATH 2200. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3360 Operating Systems Using UNIX

This course addresses the basics of using the UNIX operating system. It includes the fundamentals of UNIX, the UNIX command and file system structure, the use of UNIX utility programs such as editors, file processing and mail programs, and programming using Shell Programming Language. Various shells (Korn, C, Bourne) in widespread use are discussed and contrasted. UNIX security and networking are discussed at an elementary level. Prerequisites: ITS 1671, ITS 1672, and MATH 2200. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3410 Advanced Web Development

Students learn how to create Web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), access user-written programs via CGI scripts, develop forms, image maps and tables, and use Java programming principles and techniques. Prerequisites: ITS 2410. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3421 Database Organization and Management

This course introduces students to the techniques for designing successful databases and provides hands-on experience implementing databases. Additionally, students learn the component parts of database management software. Prerequisite: ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3510 Website Usability and Design

This course is for students wishing to continue their study of web development, but with a focus on design and usability. Students learn what is meant by usability as a construct, the origins of usability research in psychology and human factors, and what user-centered design entails. Guidelines for usability, including accessibility, are studied extensively and identified as followed or violated in current websites. Lastly, students conduct a heuristic evaluation of a website and are introduced to formal usability assessment study methodologies. Prerequisites: ITS 3410. 4 qtr hrs.

ITS 3621 Computer Networking

This course provides an introduction to computer networks, with an emphasis on Internet protocols. Topics include network topologies, routing, Ethernet, Internet protocol, sockets, operating system impact, and client/server implementations. Prerequisites: ITS 1671. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3651 Information Security

This course is an introductory study of computer security and information assurance. Prerequisites: ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3700 Topics

Exploration of various topics and issues related to IT. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3810 IT Business Analysis

This course enables students to understand and demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effective Information Technology (IT) business analyst and support the requirements process. A business analyst is expected to understand not only the technology being supported, but also the business area being represented. Understanding the enterprise or business domain and working closely with stakeholders (both business and technical) is essential for successfully identifying opportunities, eliciting and analyzing stakeholder needs, and managing the scope of the solution as expressed by the requirements. This course emphasizes the competencies and knowledge areas defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Prerequisite: ITS 1671. 4 qtr hrs.

ITS 3880 System Analysis and Design

The course covers principles, models, and methods for analyzing information technology problems, creating information system requirements, and designing solutions to the problems, as well as methods for software system make versus buy decisions. Prerequisites: ADM 2510, WRIT 1133, ADM 1217, ITS 1672, MATH 2200. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3890 Management of IT Projects

Successful design, development and deployment of technology solutions for business problems requires project management to plan, monitor and manage critical resources. Project management is the process of identifying, managing and focusing people and other resources to achieve project objectives within budget and time constraints. This course will explore the role and responsibilities of the project manager, and principles and techniques of effective project management (particularly as related to information technology projects). Prerequisites: ITS 3880. 4 qtr hrs

ITS 3950 Info Tech Integrated Seminar

This is a capstone course for seniors in the Information Technology Studies program. It serves to integrate their educational experiences and provide opportunities for synthesis, as well as demonstration and application of knowledge and skills in the field. Appropriate synthesis projects serve students' career advancement by demonstrating their abilities in the field within their current or desired workplaces. Prerequisites: ITS 3890. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1001 Beginning Spanish I

This is an introductory course designed for true beginning learners of Spanish. It provides students with an overview of basic vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, simple discourse, and basic cultural information for developing skills in four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. A variety of teaching and learning formats are used, including dialogues, short reading and listening activities, written exercises, individual and group presentations, videos, CD-ROM, and Internet-based activities. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1002 Beginning Spanish II

This course is a continuation of LACU 1001 Beginning Spanish I, and focuses on the continuing development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Prerequisite: LACU 1001 or permission of instructor. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1003 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

This multi-disciplinary course explores key trends of today's life in Spain and Latin America. Through the understanding of contemporary literature, art and traditional celebrations, students get to know the historical and cultural roots of the Hispanic world in Europe and the Americas. Some of the topics are: pre-Columbian cultures in America, the Pilgrimage to Santiago in Spain, women's art, the mothers at the Plaza de Mayo, nationalisms within Spain and the challenges of the European Union. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1004 Beginning Spanish III

This introductory language course continues to focus on the development of a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Prerequisite: LACU 1002. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1005 Beginning Italian I

This is an introductory language course focused on the development of a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1006 Beginning Italian II

This course is a continuation of LACU 1005 Beginning Italian I, and focuses on the continuing development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Prerequisite: LACU 1005 or permission of instructor. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1007 Beginning Italian III

This introductory language course continues to focus on the development of a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Prerequisite: LACU 1006. 4 qtr hrs

LACU 1008 Introduction to Italian Culture

The objective of this course is to take students on a journey through the real "Italia" – from north to south, from food to politics, from saintliness to sinfulness, from Michelangelo to the first-ever female lawyer, from Naples to Brooklyn, and from the tarantella to Pavarotti. We will explore these themes through the readings and class discussion, as well as film and music interpretation. Certain classes will also include lessons on basic conversational Italian. The course will conclude with individual presentations on research topics of choice. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122 and 1133. 4 qtr hrs

LAS 2000 Introduction to Law and Society
LAS 2010 Introduction to Sociolegal Concepts

This course examines existing power structures from an international comparative perspective, and will focus on nation-states and their respective political, economic, and societal power structures. How society is controlled is much more complex than a one-way, static relationship where government controls or dictates societal behavior. With that said, this course will specifically examine two key sociolegal concepts: equality and power. The course will review how the U.S., Canada, China and Latin America approach governing through a sociolegal perspective. Students will examine equality and power in these various sociolegal systems and compare each systems strengths and weaknesses. Prerequisite: LAS 2000. 4 qtr hrs

LAS 2020 Dimensions of Justice

Justice is the process and principle of delivering and upholding rights and liberties. In modern U.S. society, a great amount of tension exists between rights and liberties. Competing rights arise because law and society are intimately interwoven. When an individual exercises her liberties, there exists the likelihood that the exercise of one's liberty will result in a deprivation to another. For example, there exists tension between prohibiting hate speech (equality) and freedom of speech, between abortion rights and the interest of the state in protecting life. Competing rights are seen in various constitutional contexts from commerce and abortion to the First Amendment. In trying to resolve competing rights, the Court must strike an adequate "balance" in order to uphold justice and the Constitution. This course will explore philosophical approaches in justly resolving competing rights. Prerequisite: LAS 2000. 4 qtr hrs

LAS 2200 Legal Literacy

This course provides an introductory overview of how the legal system functions in the United States. The course seeks to demystify the law for students and show them how to use legal tools for problem solving. It examines the general structures and processes of government, such as how legislatures enact laws, how courts decide cases, and how executive officials and administrative agencies regulate our behavior. It introduces some specific skills, such as how to read judicial case decisions, how to conduct legal research, and how to construct legal arguments. It also examines the basic forms of dispute resolution—from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation. Throughout the course, students will be required to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of our legal system. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3300 Social Movements

In this course, students will learn sociological approaches for studying social movements based on established theories and research methods. Through readings, discussions, and field assignments, students will explore several key social movements in terms of their social causes and consequences for U.S. society. Prerequisites: LAS 2000 and SOCS 2400 (or LAS 2400). 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3400 Sociolegal Practices and Processes: Regulation

Regulation is the effort to shape behavior, for our purposes through law. Historically and across cultures and countries, different institutions have been responsible for regulating behavior. Courts, particularly local courts, have regulated everything from licensing attorneys to the sale of adulterated food products. Since about the late nineteenth century, national states have relied upon government agencies that promulgate general rules. Increasingly today, international, organizations, agreements and networks of actors regulate. This course will examine the institutions that have regulated and the processes by which they regulate. Prerequisites: LAS 2000, and SOCS 2400 (or LAS 2400). 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3450 Sociolegal Practices and Processes: Dispute Resolution

Disputes are handled in many ways, most often outside of the formal legal system. This course provides students with a global perspective of the history, development, methodology, ethical and societal issues and trends in alternative dispute resolutions. The course will include detailed readings related to specific dispute resolution processes, including an emphasis on empirical studies of dispute resolution. Prerequisites: LAS 2000, and SOCS 2400 (or LAS 2400). 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3500 Sociolegal Practices and Processes: Advocacy

Advocacy plays a central role in bringing about social change and this course focuses on the tools and principles of advocacy. Students will be guided through the process of building a campaign and using an advocacy template commonly employed by most national organizations. Students will also compile an advocacy report for a particular social justice issue of their choice. Students will research an existing societal problem; identity stakeholders and key audiences; create a dissemination or strategy plan. Prerequisites: LAS 2000, and SOCS 2400 (or LAS 2400). 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3600 Topics in Comparative Law and Politics: Sociolegal Practices and Processes

This course introduces students to the study of comparative sociolegal systems. Students will examine and compare different political and legal structures. In doing so, students will compare the sociolegal and sociolegal political issues of land for South African women. Students will acquire a greater understanding of the African Union, sociopolitical and sociolegal issues of land reformation.

LAS 3650 Topics in Crime and Criminal Justice: White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime is an introduction to the criminal underworld engineered by high powered professionals. This course seeks to "pierce the corporate veil" and expose students to the vulnerability of American systems (sales, health care, educational, economic, housing, corporations, environment - even the justice system itself) to greed and corruption. We will examine the scope of white collar crime as well as its impacts. The moral implications of misplaced power will be explored in detail through the case study of the rise and fall of Enron through guided reading of The Smartest Guys in the Room. Throughout the course, students will be required to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of our corporate system. Students will also explore the roles of leadership, civilian oversight and consumer education in preventing the social harms associated with white-collar crime. 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3650 Topics in Crime and Criminal Justice: Women and Crime

Women and Crime is an introduction to the unique aspects of the female gender in relation to the American criminal justice system. The text we will use, Women and Crime, is a research based text that thoroughly treats the social science of gendered treatment in the criminal system. My hope is that the research focus in the text will serve as a resource for your research paper as well as a springboard to structure future research projects (your Capstone). We will supplement the text with some of my own experiences and observations as a prosecutor in the United States Air Force as well as the Department of Justice prosecuting servicemembers and violent crime on the Wind River Indian Reservation. We will also review and discuss some radical current world events. Women have had unique roles in civil disobedience, genocide investigations, white collar crime, creating treatment centers and political revolution. Throughout the course, students will be challenged to think critically about: existing research regarding women in crime; common myths about women in crime; modern case studies; and our own role as women in the American criminal justice system. Our text is conventional, but our discussions most certainly will not be.

LAS 3700: Topics in Law and Society

This course introduces students to major topics in Law and Society that expand the parameters of the program. Topics vary. The course is repeatable under different topic areas. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3800 Law and Society Capstone Seminar I

Taken by all students during their final year in the program, this first course in the two-quarter, 8 credit hour capstone course requires students to integrate principles, theories and methods learned in courses taken throughout the major. The course is intended to provide students the opportunity to analyze, synthesize and evaluate learned knowledge and apply it to specific, "real world" sociolegal issues and problems. Through a combination classroom experience and a field component, such as service learning, an internship or other experience tailored to meet the student's needs and career plans, students will research and carry out a specific synthesizing project. The project will be communicated orally in a public forum to the student's peers and, through the student's portfolio, to the broader community. Prerequisites: Senior status, 32 major credits, and SOCS 2400 (or LAS 2400). 4 qtr hrs

LAS 3850 Capstone Seminar II

This is the second course in the required two-quarter capstone sequence. Students continue to integrate and analyze their major coursework through the combination of classroom experience and the field component begun in the first capstone seminar. The course will culminate with the student's public presentation of the synthesizing project researched and developed throughout the two capstone seminars. Prerequisite: LAS 3800. 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 2517 The Leadership Process

This course is designed to explore traditional and contemporary perspectives in leadership theories. Historical approaches to leadership are examined within the context of the social changes that shaped them. In particular, students will learn how the feminist movement of 20th century informed leadership and its practice in everyday life. Topics will also include various definitions of leadership, theories on leadership, the relationship between power and the enactment of leadership, the creation of followership, a look at how diversity shapes leadership expectations, and an examination of the unique ethical issues today's leaders face. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to analyze leadership situations and effectiveness of leaders based on theoretical and practical approaches—all through the lens of gender. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 2518 Self as Leader

"Leading from where you are" presumes an awareness and understanding of one's values, abilities, and skills, and of their intersection with gender, race, and class, and context. This course focuses on the self as a starting point for the study of leadership. The course is designed to assist with the process of self-assessment (where you are) and growth (where you want to be) concerning your future as an effective leader. Students will identify and examine best practices of leaders and set goals for incorporating those practices into their lives. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 2 qtr hrs

LDRS 2540 Building Group and Team Effectiveness

Groups and teams are the primary vehicle by which many complex tasks are accomplished. As a result, there is a demand for leaders who can build, lead, and participate in them. This course is an inquiry into, and practice of, the characteristics of effective groups and effective teams. It is designed to explore theoretical perspectives as well as to provide opportunities for participation in activities correlated with effective groups and teams. The course objectives include increasing one's understanding of task outcomes and relational outcomes, as well as improving effectiveness in both leading and participating in group/team endeavors. Prerequisites: LDRS 2517 and LDRS 2518. 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 2541 The Collective Voice: Citizen and Civic Engagement

This course seeks to expand the student's understanding of community, citizenship, and spheres of influence. The work of individuals who encouraged and shaped the collective voices that sought change through social justice movements will be explored throughout the course. Students will examine the strategies and actions that have led to social revolution. The speeches, writings, and actions of various leaders will be considered in the sphere of community-based and community-led change. Community partnerships will be sought to enhance real life applications. Prerequisites: LDRS 2517 and LDRS 2518. 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 2701 Topics in Leadership

This course introduces students to major topics in Leadership Studies that expand the parameters of the Leadership Studies program. Topics vary. The course is repeatable under different topic areas. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 3500 Ethical Perspectives in Leadership

To fully understand effective leaders, one must also appreciate and apply ethical perspectives and principles to leadership action. All forms of leadership communication involve ethical issues. This course is designed to increase students' understanding of the scope of ethical issues embedded in leadership activities, and to provide the opportunity to identify and discuss current ethical issues and challenges in our local to global world. Research on and application of ethical leadership will be discussed in a course environment that will encourage and support the expression of diverse ideas, opinions, and beliefs. The overarching goal of the course is to learn how to ethically navigate ambiguous situations and conflicting interests in one's role as a leader. Prerequisites: LDRS 2517, LDRS 2518, and LDRS 2540 or 2541 or 2701. 4 qtr hrs

LDRS 3510 Power and Dominant Ideologies

Ideologies can be thought of as dichotomies: "right" or "wrong," "good," or "bad," "correct" or "incorrect" ways of being in the world. Ideologies can include rigid ideas about how we ought to behave, treat others, solve problems, conduct business, and achieve success. Often ideologies are wed to moral views. Ideologies are culturally- based, and therefore the ideologies of the dominant cultural majority tend to be privileged. This course explores the inextricable link between power and dominant ideologies, how the deeds and actions of leaders reveal power relations that are embedded in institutional practices, and ways that those outside the hegemonic majority can discover and build voice and action within communities and organizations. Prerequisites: LDRS 2517, LDRS 2518 and LDRS 2540 or 2541 or 2701. 2 qtr hrs

LDRS 3700 Women Enacting Leadership

In this capstone course, participants will synthesize their leadership studies coursework and put the necessary and appropriate concepts into practice. Each participant will engage with partners to plan and enact a project or program that results in the advancement of women locally, but may expand to having an impact of global proportions. This course takes its participants from the study of leadership to its implementation in community-based initiatives for social change. Prerequisites: LDRS 2517, LDRS 2518, LDRS 2541 or LDRS 2540 or 2701, and LDRS 3510. 4 qtr hrs

LGST 2005 Foundations of Business Law

This course is an overview of the legal, ethical, regulatory, global, and e-commerce issues that are of significance and which impact the business environment. Through lectures, speakers, discussion, debate, presentations and a focus on critical thinking, we will explore the interaction of law and business. Beginning with the court system on which businesses often rely to frame and define rights and help settle legal disputes, this course will explore the metes and bounds of business law in relationship to contracts, intellectual property, real and personal property, commercial transactions, torts, and anti-trust laws; and the ethical implications of these and other areas of law on businesses. The course is intended to encourage and enhance critical thinking about the legal and ethical nuances of business. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs.

MATC 1100 Analytical Inquiry

This course emphasizes the development of mathematical critical reasoning is the ability to see the essential quantitative idea in any situation. This course in intended for all students enrolled in The Women's College. Skills include developing principles of reasoning, problem-solving skills and mathematical models. Specific topics include analyzing arguments, using unit conversions, proper uses of percentages, index numbers, investments and loans, population growth, mathematical models, and mathematics in the arts. Twenty-five percent of the course is devoted to using the computer to build tables, charts, and graphs, calculate future and present values of investments and loans, demonstrating and comparing growth patterns, and deriving best-fit models. Prerequisites: None. 4 qtr hrs

MATH 1050 Mathematics for Business

Students learn the skills to use mathematical tools for solving business problems. The course includes business applications of college algebra, techniques for solving systems of equations, break-even analysis, time-value representations, logarithmic functions, derivations, and optimization. Prerequisite: MATC 1100. 4 qtr hrs

MATH 1160 Statistical Reasoning

This course serves as an introduction to the fundamental concepts in statistics and probability as they apply to the social sciences. The course emphasizes statistical reasoning as it applies to decision-making, the use of probability in thinking about and solving problems, and the interpretation of results. Topics include sampling theory, presenting data using tables, charts and graphs, summarizing and describing data with numerical measures, fundamentals of probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, the normal probability distribution, sampling distribution, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation. Prerequisite: MATC 1100. 4 qtr hrs

MATH 2200 Introduction to Discrete Structures

This mathematics course introduces students to the theory of sets, relations and functions, logic, truth tables and propositional calculus, proof techniques, and combinatorial techniques. Prerequisite: MATC 1100. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 2000 Film Criticism

Students study the complex world of film, including production, and how audiences view and analyze them. The emphasis is on focused analytical writing and the interpretation of largely mainstream Hollywood productions. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 2130 Literary Journalism

This is a writing intensive course designed for those who have already mastered the basic essay format and are serious about further developing their writing talent. Students study and respond to numerous examples of the non-fiction essay and write weekly, in-depth essays in response to this reading. Students also produce numerous essays of their own that are studied and "workshopped" by fellow students. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133 and one literature course. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 2140 Newswriting and Reporting

This how-to course helps students develop their news writing and reporting skills, emphasizing organization, audience, interviewing, and the development of clear goals for each piece of writing. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 2150 Scriptwriting

The course will focus on the fundamentals of writing for film and television. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 & 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 2210 Introduction to Media and Culture

The course introduces students to the organization of the U.S. media industries and their historical and contemporary role in U.S. culture. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3040 Mass Communications Law

Students examine the impact of the American legal system on the publishing and broadcasting of news, opinion, entertainment, education, and advertising. Students become familiar with the origins and evolution of laws and public policies impacting mediated communication, examine current laws and policies affecting the media, and analyze the impact of new technologies and the changing communication environment. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122, ADM 1217, and junior standing. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3120 Media Ethics

An analysis of problems affecting mass communication professions that result from interaction among governmental, legal, institutional and socioeconomic forces in mass communications systems. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3203 Women and Film

In this course, students explore some of the major intersections of the terms "women" and "film." The course focuses on the representation of women in film, both in the dominant Hollywood cinema and in alternative film-making practices (independent, experimental, documentary, and other national cinemas), on films by women, and on women as cinema viewers or spectators. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3216 Film History III: Contemporary Cinema

This course explores the international history of film from the 1960s to the present. We also discuss film historiography and the special challenges posed by film historical research and writing. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122 & 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3400 Public Relations Concepts and Cases

Along with an understanding of the basic principles of public relations, students in this course gain a familiarity with the public relations profession in business, industry, professional associations, non-profit organizations, government, politics, health-care institutions, and education. The process of solving public relations problems, including research, planning, communication, and evaluation is emphasized. Students develop practical skills through case studies, and the development and presentation of a public relations campaign. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3851 Desktop Publishing

In this course students learn the application of computers in print journalism and in public relations using QuarkXpress. The coursework emphasizes layout and design as applied to newspapers, magazines, and collateral materials (i.e. brochures and newsletters), as well as the production of collateral materials from writing and design to paper selection and print bids. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133, and ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

MFJS 3900 Topics in Mass Communication

Exploration of various topics and issues related to mass communication. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 & 1133. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 2005 Foundations of Business and Management

In this course, students explore managerial concepts such as the principles and practices related to planning, staffing, direction and control in the creation and production of goods and services. Both public and private organizational climates are considered. Prerequisites: ECON 1032. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 2040 Human Resources Management

In this course, students develop an understanding of the role of human resources management in the management of organizations. By applying human resources theories and concepts, the course emphasizes achieving a competitive advantage through organizational design, staffing, employee and organizational development, performance management, compensation and reward systems, and communication. Prerequisite: MGMT 2005. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 2150 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on individual and group behavior and organizational performance. The theme of the course is the application of theory to improving performance and productivity. Among the major topics are: leadership, motivation, reward systems, conflict management, bargaining and negotiation, communication, stress management, and effective utilization of power. Prerequisite: MGMT 2005. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 2425 International Management

It is common knowledge that we now live in a global economy and international business is critical to the survival and success of companies from around the world. This course centers on the management of international operations. The main focus of this course is on exploring the cultural, economic and managerial issues critical for doing business in a multinational context. Unique situations in the form of cases will be discussed with the goal of exposing students to the dynamic, challenging, and complex world of corporate strategic management amidst global competition. Prerequisite: ECON 1032 & MGMT 2005. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 2855 Public Policy and Business

The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the critical issues involved in business and its environment. Whether one's career and work aspirations will be in the private, not-for profit, or public sector, the general consensus is that events today are often shaped by factors beyond the immediate firm or industry. Given this, an objective is to introduce the student to this mixed and complex environment. One is expected to learn who the critical actors are and how they operate. In addition, the course will explore the undercurrents of values and business ethics in this environment. Discussion will focus on how decisions are reached (both short-term and long term) and what the expected impact will be on both management practices. Naturally, the extent to which the above objectives are achieved will depend upon the student's willingness to read the material; participate in discussion; and, above all, relate it to "real-world" concerns. Students are encouraged to use additional sources of information and ask questions. The assigned project for the course will hopefully address the "real-world" question. Prerequisites: ECON 1032 and MGMT 2005. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 3700 Topics: Global Business

Why and how do firms pursue internationalization strategies, both large and small and medium companies? Why and how make firms sustainable growth through international partnership? What are the keys to success in the global business environment? This course will expose students to the notion of internationalization and to develop an appreciation of the issues and challenges which managers often confront when entering and operating internationally. Furthermore, the course will help students understand the variety of business systems and the opportunities and pitfalls from operating a business in one or more of these societies, such as China, Japan, Taiwan, Latin America, Australia, etc. through readings and case studies. This course also allows students the opportunity not only to analyze, but also to experience the principles and concepts of IB and operation in foreign markets. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 3700 Topics: Global Social Entrepreneurship

This course focuses on local and international social entrepreneurs who continue to make an indelible difference in communities worldwide through unparalleled passion, due diligence, and complex business models. Through case studies, videos, and guest speakers, we will develop an understanding of what social entrepreneurship is. Issues of leadership, strategy, and management will be explored. Cross‐cultural challenges that emerge in managing global social enterprises are a unique dimension of this course. The course objectives are to understand what social entrepreneurship is and to explore the leadership strategy, and management issues that social entrepreneurs face. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 3700 Topics: Negotiation and Bargaining

We negotiate every day. We negotiate with potential employers, coworkers, roommates, landlords, parents, bosses, merchants, service providers, spouses, and even our children. What price we want to pay, how much we want to be paid, who will do the dishes ... all of these are negotiations. When interests and values are aligned such agreements are easy to reach. But as we have all experienced, conflicts arise all too often, making agreements seem difficult if not impossible. One key reason for this difficulty is that although people often face conflict, most know very little about the strategy and psychology behind effectively resolving it and coming to an agreement. Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more interdependent parties. The primary goal of this course is to help you become a professional negotiator, enabling you to recognize, understand, analyze, and use essential concepts in negotiations to effectively reach agreements. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 3700 Topics: Project Management

Projects are an integral part of most people's jobs today. Companies assign teams of people to achieve a specific objective. Individuals are also given projects to do. What is a project? What is project management? How is it done successfully? Project management is the process of identifying, managing and focusing people and other resources to achieve project objectives within budget and time constraints. It is both an art and a science. This course will explore the role and responsibilities of the project manager, and principles and techniques of effective project management. 4 qtr hrs

MGMT 3805 Business Policy and Strategy (Capstone Course)

In this capstone course, BBA students focus on the integration of all prior course material. The primary learning objective is a thorough understanding of management's responsibilities in providing overall direction for the organization. Using comprehensive case studies, students develop a multifunctional, integrative perspective, focusing on the decisions encountered by business executives in formulating and implementing strategies and policies. Students are expected to analyze the organization's position and action, evaluate internal and external forces, and develop feasible implementation plans. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133, MGMT 2005, ITEC 2805, LGST 2005, ACTG 2305, FIN 2815, MGMT 2855, and STAT 2805. 4 qtr hrs

MKTG 2130 Promotional Strategy

Define factors that determine effective advertising, develop campaign and strategy, examine target markets, consumer profiles, top of mind, branding, print, radio, TV, direct mail and Internet delivery, creative tools, branding, cross promotions and free press. Prerequisites: MKTG 2805. 4 qtr hrs

MKTG 2805 Introduction to Marketing

This course is an introduction to the marketing process, focusing on marketing planning and research, consumer behavior, marketing mix, and the impact of public policy on marketing. Emphasis is placed on developing management-oriented decision-making skills. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

MKTG 3450 Advertising Media Strategies

This course introduces students to research techniques and management decisions for effective advertising media; development of media plans and schedules; research to test effectiveness of advertising. Prerequisite: MKTG 2805. 4 qtr hrs

MKTG 3470 Public Relations

Public relations require research and planning to achieve organizational communication objectives within and across target communities. Prerequisites: MKTG 2805. 4 qtr hrs

MKTG 3630 International Marketing

The primary objective of this course is to expose you to issues involved in international marketing. The U.S. business is becoming increasingly more aware of the international marketplace and is looking for employees with international expertise. It is impossible in any one course to teach you how to market every product in every country. In this course, we will look at general examples and frameworks of international marketing through the text, lecture, and discussion. We will also look at one specific example of how to market a product in a country through the group project. By providing the framework and one in-depth example, students should be able to apply this knowledge to the product and country specific examples that will come up in their careers. Prerequisite: MKTG 2805. 4 qtr hrs

NATS 1201, 1202, and 1203 Environmental Systems

This three-course sequence provides an appreciation for and an understanding of fundamental ecosystem interrelationships, the cyclic nature of matter and energy, and the ways in which humans are affected by and intervene in ecosystem dynamics. Contemporary environmental issues are stressed, and guest lecturers from a variety of disciplines explain the interdisciplinary character of the natural sciences. Prerequisites: MATC 1100. 4 qtr hrs

PHNT 2000 Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Philanthropy

This course will focus on the history of philanthropy from earliest to contemporary times. Philanthropic perspectives on race, ethnicity and gender will also be examined across geographic, cultural, and chronological periods. The purpose of the course is to understand the history and cultural context of philanthropy to make informed decisions on how to advance the field. This course will also introduce students to fund raising approaches and strategies. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

PHNT 2010 Ethics and Philanthropy

This course will examine contemporary ethical issues such as conflicts of interest, self-dealing and nepotism, non-profit and governmental accountability, abuse of power and privilege, fiscal transparency, strategic decisions about what to fund and when, and diversity. In addition to identifying common ethical issues, the course will also prepare students for strategically managing and eliminating these issues as they arise. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

PHNT 2105 Social Sector Philanthropy

Students will learn how to lead and fund mission-driven organizations and agencies. The course will provide students with specific tools such as cause marketing, and research-based best practices in strategic planning and fund raising. Mission-driven organizations are created to accomplish goals such as educating youth, safeguarding natural resources, improving health care, eradicating homelessness, and promoting religious practices. Such missions occur in the context of various social sector organizations and agencies including non-profits, religious, private foundations, governmental and non-governmental agencies. This course will focus on leadership theories, frameworks, and practices fostering organizational growth are particularly useful in leading mission-driven organizations. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

PHNT 2120 The Complexity of Women's Philanthropic Giving

This course will examine the evolution of women's philanthropy from past to present, and the impact of family considerations, generational differences, and communication styles unique and preferable to women. In understanding the impact of various considerations on women's philanthropic engagement, students will begin to understand the complexity of women's giving. The course will also explore the use of education programs to engage women donors, and analyze latest trends and research in women's philanthropic giving including ways to build a women's "giving program," and strategies to cultivate and solicit donors effectively. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

PHNT 2135 Human and Financial Resources of Philanthropy

Students will examine financial management aspects of integrated program planning, fund raising, and budgeting with an emphasis on skill building in resource-development and expenditure strategies, and grant writing. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122. 2 qtr hrs

PHNT 2701 Topics in Philanthropy

This course introduces students to major topics in Philanthropic Studies that expand the parameters of the program offerings. Topics vary. The course is repeatable under different course topics. Prerequisites: Varies. 2 or 4 qtr hrs

REAL 1777 Introduction to Real Estate

This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the field of real estate. It includes property rights, title concepts, deeds, and purchase and sale contracts. Additionally, aspects of real estate brokerage, financing, appraisal, and investing are explored. Completion of this course partially satisfies the Colorado real estate sales licensing requirements. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1410 Peoples, Places, and Landscapes

In this course, students study the location of people and activities across the surface of the Earth. Descriptions of the locations and patterns of human activity lay the foundation for exploring how and why such patterns develop, how they relate to the natural environment and other aspects of human behavior. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1510 Foundations in International Studies

This course is an introductory overview of the nature of contemporary international society and an examination of international studies as a social science discipline. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and 1133. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1610 Foundations in Political Science

This course is an introduction to the study of political institutions and ideas from historical and comparative perspectives. Topics include justice, virtue, citizenship, liberty, individualism, collectivism, democracy, capitalism, civic society, private and public. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1710 Foundations in Psychology: Mind and Behavior

An introduction to the scientific study of mind and behavior, this course includes topics such as the biological basis of behavior, the developmental transitions from infancy through old age, the principles underlying perception, learning, and memory, and the ways in which behavior is affected by its physical, social, and cultural context. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1810 Foundations in Sociology: Understanding Social Life

This course provides an overview of the study of social interaction, social order and social change. Critical attention will be given to addressing various contemporary social issues related to social class, race and gender, and the role of the sociological perspective in the improvement of the human condition. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1133. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 1910 Foundations in Public Policy

This course provides an opportunity to develop comprehensive knowledge of America's most intriguing public policy dilemmas. Policy issues to be discussed include: intergenerational equity, competitiveness, the budget and trade deficits, crime, AIDS, education, healthcare, the environment, entitlements, immigration, race and affirmative action, public involvement and social welfare. Prerequisites: WRIT 1122 and 1133. 4 qtr hrs

SOCS 2400 Methods of Social Science Research

This course introduces students to research methodology. Students learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The course focuses on interpreting research studies in a critical manner and the skills necessary to begin original research. Prerequisites: MATH 1160, WRIT 1133 and ITS 1670. 4 qtr hrs

SOWK 2900 Introduction to Social Work

This course is an introduction to the social work profession and the roles of social workers in the social welfare system. This course provides an overview of the values and ethics of social work as well as the populations and issues that concern social workers. Students will examine how social services and the social work profession enhance the well being of people, promote social and economic justice, and work to alleviate critical social problems. Students will be exposed to the variety of career opportunities available at the MSW level. The course provides the necessary foundation for an understanding of the current social welfare system and the role of the social worker. The introductory course allows for exploration and observation of the student's ability to work with at risk populations, reaction to diversity and the core values and ethics of the social work profession. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122. 4 qtr hrs

STAT 1305 Statistics I

Extending students' ability to apply mathematical concepts to management decisions, this course focuses on the use of quantitative techniques and probability theory. Students learn to conduct a basic exploration of data, including linear programming, descriptive statistics, probability, statistical distributions, random sampling, sampling distributions, and population estimation. Prerequisite: MATH 1050. 4 qtr hrs

STAT 1405 Statistics II

This course moves beyond a preliminary understanding to provide a working knowledge of statistics as applied to decision-making processes. Topics include confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, decision analysis, linear regression and correlation, multiple regression, analysis of variance, and index numbers. Prerequisites: STAT 1305. 4 qtr hrs

STAT 2805 Survey of Operations Management

In this course, students acquire the knowledge and skills to use organizational resources effectively. Systems design, operating strategy, and management options are covered from an applications orientation, using both traditional techniques as well as newer abstract and mathematical methods. Selected topics include linear programming, facility layout, capacity requirements planning, facility location, queuing theory, workflow design, purchasing/inventory control, and productivity measurement/improvement. Prerequisite: STAT 1405. 4 qtr hrs

STAT 3110 Applied Nonparametric Statistics

Statistical procedures applicable in situations where standard normal theory methods are not. Especially useful when data are of categorical or rank type or when sampled population is excessively skewed. Prerequisite: STAT 1405. 4 qtr hrs

WRIT 1122 Critical Reading and Writing

Through study and practice, students in this class explore the writing process and work to develop their college-level written communication skills. Students examine techniques for generating and organizing ideas, and practice various modes of expository writing. They learn methods for revising written drafts and develop skills in reading, interpreting, quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Prerequisite: None. 4 qtr hrs

WRIT 1133 Argument and Research