Courses

BUSI 105. Introduction to Commerce 1.0 course credit

Modern commercial institutions and business methods are examined. Analysis includes both domestic and global economic, social and political considerations. U.S. economic history is also examined. May include case study of a specific industry over time.

BUSI 201 Business Problem Solving 1.0 course credit

Manipulation and analysis of data using spreadsheets.

BUSI 205. Business Math and Statistics 1.0 course credit

Application of quantitative and statistical skills that are used in business analysis in management, marketing, finance and economics. Special emphasis on analysis utilizing spreadsheets. A foundation course credit that prepares students for advanced classes. Prerequisite BUSI 201.

BUSI 218. Business Writing 1.0 course credit

Fundamentals of business writing and application to professional business writing tasks. Assignments replicate typical business cases and situations, including a report compiling, interpreting and documenting research. Prerequisites: BUSI 105 and ECON 200.

BUSI 290. International Business Practicum 0.5 course credit

A practical experience which combines the study of international business and cultural differences that impact commerce. The course credit will include both on-campus instruction and site visitations of business, governmental, other commercial institutions and cultural sites outside the United States. Prerequisites: BUSI 105, sophomore standing, and permission of the instructor(s).

BUSI 305. Administration and Organization 1.0 course credit

An examination of the modern enterprise from the perspective of its internal operations and the theory and practice of management. Prerequisites: BUSI 105, and ECON 200 or permission of the instructor.

BUSI 306. Business Finance 1.0 course credit

An introduction to the principles of financing business, integrated with a study of institutional finance. Covers current topics of managerial finance, including capital management, the management of working capital, capital budgeting, the acquisition of funds, and stock and bond valuation. Prerequisites: BUSI 201, BUSI 205, ACCT 203 and ECON 200.

BUSI 307. Principles of Marketing 1.0 course credit

A basic study of the ways in which businesses determine consumers’ needs and direct the flow of goods and services. Case analyses are used to develop students’ problem-solving abilities. Prerequisites: BUSI 105 or PUBR 241, and ECON 200.

BUSI 345. Globalization and International Management 1.0 course credit

Overview of current international business practices and customs in context of the major political and economic systems of the world. Prerequisite: BUSI 105 and ECON 200..

BUSI 409. International Business Strategy 1.0 course credit

A study of the modern business enterprise in a global context. Focuses on the formulation and implementation of business strategy with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the strategy and the international environment within which the business operates. Emphasis on a synthesis of management, economics, accounting, marketing, and finance in the global context of the multi-national firm. Prerequisites: BUSI 305, 306, 307 and 345 and senior standing, or permission of the instructor.

ECON 200. Principles of Economics 1.0 course credit

Basic principles and processes in micro- and macro-economics are surveyed; production, market structures, consumption patterns, role of competition and prices; determinants of national income, employment, inflation, and exchange values and role of monetary and fiscal policy.

ECON 301. Intermediate Macroeconomics 1.0 course credit

A detailed examination of the elements that determine the level of national income. Includes analysis of government fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: ECON 200, BUSI 201 and BUSI 205.

ECON 351. Comparative Economic Systems 1.0 course credit

An analysis of the significant similarities and differences in the development, structure, operation, and policies of market-directed, controlled, and mixed economies—with special attention to significant characteristics in economies evolving in non-Western societies. Prerequisite: ECON 200.

ECON 360. International Trade and Finance 1.0 course credit

An analysis of the forces affecting, as well as the theory and policy of, international trade and finance. The international monetary system, balance of payments, tariff policies, trade practices, and trade organizations will be emphasized—as well as consequences for individual firms, multinational corporations, and government-owned firms. Prerequisite: ECON 200.

POLS 150. Global Justice 1.0 course credit

Do political borders have moral significance? Should we intervene to prevent human rights abuses from occurring in other countries? Do we have a higher moral obligation to protect people within our own countries? Are the patterns of global inequalities we observe, just? We will examine different traditions in moral thought and consider how they inform our answers to such questions, including their application to real world situations.

POLS 200. Introduction to Comparative Politics 1.0 course credit

Examines diverse forms of national politics, including industrialized democracies, communist regimes, and developing nations. Also examines the basic conceptual and methodological tools of comparative political inquiry.

POLS 202. Modern Japan 1.0 course credit

A study of the social, economic, and political development of modern Japan, emphasizing Japanese responses to problems posed by contacts with the West.

POLS 270. Introduction to International Relations 1.0 course credit

A study of global and regional relationships, including state and non-state actors. Explores themes such as the influence of nationalism, economic rivalry, power politics, and international organizations on global behavior. Also
explores the nature and causes of war.

POLS 361. Africa in World Politics 1.0 course credit

This course provides a historical survey of Africa’s international relations. The dominant focus is on contemporary patterns, considering how African political actors relate to each other and the rest of the world in areas ranging from the economy and foreign aid to security and conflict.

POLS 366. International Organizations 1.0 course credit

This course examines the role of international organizations in world politics. It begins with a historical perspective, looking at the evolution of international organizations from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. It then looks at various theoretical approaches to international organizations. The course closes with case studies of the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund.

POLS 370. Development Policies and Interventions 1.0 course credit

The United Nations’ development agenda has envisioned “a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive.” Can this vision become a reality? What could we do to help attain it? This course will examine development policies and interventions, their rationales and outcomes, and current approaches and debates in the field.

RELG 100. Introduction to World Religions 1.0 course credit

This course offers a brief introduction to the world’s major religious traditions, including the Indian traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, the Chinese religions of Confucianism and Taoism, and the “religions of Abraham”— Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will also encourage students to reflect on the category of “religion” in general and to consider the complexities of comparing traditions. Prerequisites: None.

ACCT 203. Financial Accounting 1.0 course credit

The communication of relevant information to external parties. Emphasis is on the development of the accounting model, measurement processes, data classification, terminology, and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Also included is an introduction to ethical decision-making and internal controls over financial functions. A 50-minute once-a- week lab is associated with this course. Prerequisite: INTG 101. Corequisite course: ACCT 203L.

HIST 220. Modern Global History 1.0 course credit

This course will examine modern global history (1450 to the present). We will travel through a great deal of space (the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa) and time (over 500 years), so in order to better comprehend the different historical eras and places, we will organize the course around important themes rather than adhering to a strictly chronological analysis. These themes include: the creation of an Atlantic World, colonization, slavery, revolutions, political ideologies, religious upheavals, independence, modernization, decolonization, and artistic movements.

PSYC 237. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
An overview of the psychology of work and human organization. Topics include: learning, motivation, attitudes, group dynamics, and leadership as they apply to work in organizations.

PSYC 290. Cross-Cultural Psychology Practicum
A practical experience which combines the study of Psychology and inquiry into cultural differences that impact human behavior and experience. The course will include on-campus meetings prior to departure and site visitations to educational institutions, businesses, governmental offices, and other commercial institutions or cultural sites in that target country.

SOCI 346. Immigration and Immigrant Communities 1.0 course credit

A study of the history, including patterns and trends, of migration to the United States, including an examination, through theory and data, of the factors that “push” people out of their home countries and “pull” them to the United States. Topics include migrant groups’ settlement, conflict, and integration, and case studies of the experiences of selected immigrant groups.

ANTH 364. Cities in Cross-Cultural Perspective 1.0 course credit

A new analytical experience of spaces that might seem familiar, illustrating how cities, streets and other urban spaces are made and remade within larger national and global political, economic, and cultural contexts.