There are 93 quarter hours required for this degree, as follows:
Workplace Dynamics (4 courses equaling 16 credit hours)
Leadership Skills (6 courses equaling 24 credit hours)
Methods (3 courses equaling 12 credit hours)
Workplace Ethics (2 courses equaling 8 credit hours)
Analyzing Human Motivation (3 courses equaling 12 credit hours)
Adult Learning Seminars (10 courses equaling 21 credit hours)
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN A CHANGING PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT
In this leadership course, students will use the text, behavior/trait surveys, and case studies to understand leadership theories and models. Participants will learn to create, establish, and reinforce cultural rules of engagement designed to increase communication effectiveness and get the most out the current human dynamic in their respective environments. Understanding these various leadership models allows students to reflect on their own style in today's culturally changing environments.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (Formerly CMNS 201)
Employers demand strong communication and presentation skills. In order to compete effectively in the job market, students need to acquire and practice the written and oral communication skills needed to interview successfully. Furthermore, as a professional you will not only be expected to be a confident speaker, but also to organize and prepare clear, concise and interesting presentations. You will also need to communicate effectively while working as the member of a team or in other group contexts. In developing the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to communicate effectively in these and other contexts, this course will embrace opportunities for both critical thinking and applied problem solving. (Formerly CMNS 201)
Entrepreneurship is a powerful force that stimulates economic growth, promotes employment, and allows for self expression by turning ideas into tangible reality. Entrepreneurial thinking can be developed as can be the skills needed to successfully start and manage new enterprises. But entrepreneurship is not without risk and every person must assess risk in light of their own personality and life situation. This course leads students through a realistic understanding of entrepreneurship as an economic force and a way of life, its impact on involved persons and practices most likely to promote success. Learning is accomplished through a combination of lecture, discussion, reading and homework. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal experiences to class for discussion.
This course consists of 10 modules and provides an overview of the fundamentals of professional writing. Through engaging in and reflecting upon a variety of professional writing tasks, you will learn the rhetorical theory and practice necessary for effective written communication in professional contexts.
Additional elective credit may be required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 quarter hours.