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St. Francis College Online re imagines the learning experience for adult learners; transfer students, military, first-time students, global students, and lifelong learners with innovative courses, certificates, and degree programs.

Fit your degree around your life and learning style with hybrid and online courses.

Our hybrid courses gives you the best of both worlds where you can take advantage of some face-to-face instruction as well as online learning.

With our online classes, you can learn anywhere anytime by accessing your lessons on CANVAS, our e-learning platform available on a web browser or mobile device. You’ll have weekly assignments and deadlines, but when you do the work is up to you.

 

You’ll also connect with your instructors and classmates through email and online discussion forums, so you can enjoy all the support you would if you were sitting in a classroom on our main campus in Brooklyn Heights, New York City.

 

Hybrid/ Online Courses By Department


Undergraduate

Accounting

ACC-2201: Accounting Information Systems (100% Online)
This course is designed to introduce the student to computer applications in accounting. Students learn about the design and development of accounting systems. In addition, students learn how to computerize a manual system of accounting using a general ledger package. A variety of accounting problems are demonstrated. Students have hands-on experience completing various computer projects. Prerequisites: ACC 1101 and IT 1001. Lab fee. 3 credits. Spring semester; day.

ACC-6201: Accounting Information Technology and Design (100% Online)
This course is designed to introduce the student to computer applications in accounting. Students learn about the design and development of accounting systems. In addition, students learn how to computerize a manual system of accounting using a general ledger package. A variety of accounting problems are demonstrated. Students have hands-on experience completing various computer projects. Students will be required to complete a comprehensive project on analysis of internal controls of a public traded corporation. Prerequisites: Acceptance into MS_ACC Program. 3 credits. Every semester; evening.

Biology

BIO-1101: Introduction to Human Biology (Hybrid)
Introduces the student to the organization and function of the human body from cells to systems. Included are selected topics in the contemporary study of the human organism. This course will include a laboratory component. This course is designed for non-science majors and fulfills one of the science prerequisites in the Childhood Education curriculum. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits. Every semester.

BIO-4000: Special Topic Marine Biology (TRAVEL Hybrid)
Discussion and analysis of problems in biology that are not covered in regular course work. The specific content of the course will remain flexible in response to student and departmental interest.

BIO-4990: Neurobiology (Hybrid)
A study of nervous system organization, function, and development. Major concepts in neurobiology including impulse conduction, synaptic transmissions, sensory processing, motor function, and memory. Three lectures and three lab hours per week.

BIO-5401: Special Topic Marine Biology (Hybrid)
Discussion and analysis of problems in biology that are not covered in regular course work. The specific content of the course will remain flexible in response to student and departmental interest. Course requires travel. Contact Dr. Nolan, Chairperson-BIO at knolan@sfc.edu

Business

BUS-1001: Organization and Management (Hybrid)
Introduces students to major areas of business and enables them to understand the focus of business concentrations. Examines how businesses use marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, management and technology skills. Includes an examination of diverse issues such as the role of small companies versus large corporations, going public and understanding the implications of legal, political, economic, international, environmental and ethical issues. Includes guest lectures, role-play exercises and videos. 3 credits. Offered every semester.

BUS-2001: Global Business (100% Online)
In this course, students learn which forces impact international expansion strategy and operations, and how industry and/or technological innovation and disruption influence international business strategy and operations. Emphasis is placed on the impact of political decisions related to international trade, the importance of understanding cultural diversity and the unique financial, logistical and human resource issues faced by global businesses. Students will explore entrepreneurial opportunities within a global context.

BUS-4008: Marketing Research (100% Online)
Research procedures including design, methods of collecting data, sampling methods, and applications of marketing research in the measurement of potential markets, consumer motivation, advertising, and sales control. The useful aspects of handling data in this course add essential elements to a student's toolkit for professional practice. Computer lab assignments and projects. If you're a geek, this class is for you! Prerequisite. MKT-2201 and MAT-1105 or higher.

BUS-4022: Topic: Spec. Events Plan & Management (100% Online)
Business is a rapidly changing discipline. The focus of this course is to address the need to cover different topics that are contemporary. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 credits. Day and evening.

BUS-4998: Capstone Business Policies (Hybrid)
The focus of this capstone course is to provide a practical experience that integrates material the student has learned through the major’s core courses.  This is accomplished through a sophisticated computer-based business simulation.  Students are required to work on teams and fulfill the decision making rolls of a company’s senior executives in a competitive, high technology industry. Prerequisite: senior standing, ECO 3331/FIN 3301, HR 2204, MKT 2201, and either ORM 3301 or MAT 2301. Must pass the course with B or better. 3 credits. Every semester; day and evening.

ORM-3301: Empirical Methods for Business Research (100 % Online)
This course will develop the student’s ability to organize, analyze, and interpret quantitative business and economic data. It introduces practical methods of gathering and using business data to solve business problems, such as exploratory data analysis, probability, concepts, and empirical probability distributions. It includes topics as graphical data presentation, applications of the binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, and basic forecasting using regression techniques. In order to foster the technological competence necessary in today’s competitive business environment, analysis of data sets and problem solution using PC based spreadsheets, statistical analysis, and graphing software will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MAT 1105. 3 credits. Offered every semester

ORM-3308: Quantitative Methods in Business I (100% Online)
This course will cover the theory and practice of applying advanced quantitative techniques to solve business problems. Topics will include the application of the methodology of decision science in a business setting, business applications of probability and statistics, forecasting techniques, cash flow investment analysis, and project management. In order to foster the technological competence necessary in today’s competitive business environment, analysis of data sets and problem solution using PC based spreadsheets, decision analysis, forecasting, and graphing software will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: MAT 2301 or ORM 3301. 3 credits.  Offered every semester.

ORM-3310: Production and Operations Management (100% Online)
Operations Management plays an essential role in the day to day functioning of most large corporations, and is a modern success story.This course will focus critical thinking and analysis around the key areas of operating strategy – the design of the operations system, the management of a corporation’s operations over time, and operations improvement.   Specific topics covered will include operations and company competitiveness in a diverse global environment, operations strategy, the management of product quality, and practical methods of statistical quality control.  The course will also examine techniques and tools of project management, the importance of operational support systems, resource forecasting, and demand management.  Current business topics such as Lean systems, supply chain management, and evolution of e-commerce will be discussed.  Prerequisite: ORM 3301.  3 credit.

ORM-6001: Business Analysis for Managers (100% Online)
[New Course] This course will cover the application of quantitate techniques to business problems.  Topics will include business applications of probability and statistics, forecasting techniques, and decision theory. Prerequisite: MGT 6001.  3 credits.  Offered as needed. 

ORM-6308: Quantitative Methods in Business I (100% Online)
This course will cover the theory and practice of applying advanced quantitative techniques to solve business problems. Topics will include the application of the methodology of decision science in a business setting, business applications of probability and statistics, forecasting techniques, cash flow investment analysis, and project management.  In order to foster the technological competence necessary in today’s competitive business environment, analysis of data sets and problem solution using PC based spreadsheets, decision analysis, forecasting, and graphing software will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: MAT 2301 or ORM 3301. 3 credits.  Offered every semester.

Chemistry

CHE-1101: Chemistry and Life I (Hybrid)
Intended for non-science majors. Introduction to basic principles of chemistry; emphasis on application of these principles to living systems and their impact on present-day living. Two lec¬ture, one recitation and three lab hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1101 or placement by examination. Lab fee. 4 credits. Fall; day.

CHE-1101R-01 Recit: Chemistry and Life I (Hybrid)
Intended for non-science majors. Introduction to basic principles of chemistry; emphasis on application of these principles to living systems and their impact on present-day living. Two lec¬ture, one recitation and three lab hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1101 or placement by examination. Lab fee. 4 credits. Fall; day.

Criminal Justice

CJ-1020: Introduction to Criminal Justice (100% Online)
This course introduces the student to the structure, operations, and philosophy of the American system of criminal justice. Required course for the Criminal Justice major. 3 credits. Every semester.

CJ-2010: Criminology (100% Online)
The course explores the study of crime causation, primarily from a sociological perspective. Students are introduced to theories that explain the nature, extent, patterns, and control of criminal and delinquent behavior. Prerequisite: SOC 1000. 3 credits.

Communications

COM-4998: Senior Comprehensive Seminar (Hybrid)
Capstone course. Required of all communication majors before graduation and taken during the senior year, COM 4998 aims to evaluate the academic competence of the student. This course culminates in a student’s individual thesis, report, performance, exam or project supervised by a chosen mentor with occasional outside evaluation. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 3 Credits. Offered every semester.

Economics

ECO-3331: Principles of Finance (Hybrid)
An introduction to the process by which corporations obtain financing for developing their respective businesses. Analytical techniques such as the use of financial ratios, the time value of money, and net present value are examined. Also covered are the workings of the debt and equity markets. Prerequisites: ACC 1001 or ACC 1101, ECO 2202 or ECO 2306 and MAT 1105 or higher. 3 credits. Every semester. “This course will not count as a liberal arts elective.

English

WRI-2250: Business Communication (100% Online)
This course will provide instruction and practice in business writing and professionalism. Prerequisite: WRI 1100. 3 credits.

Education

EC-4600: Methods of Instruction in EC (100% Online)
A complement to EC4500, this course prepares teacher candidates with specialized knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula for Early Childhood Education, birth through age eight. Particular emphasis is placed on culturally relevant and responsive teaching in the inclusive classroom. Designed for students who would like to pursue an additional license in Early Childhood Education, birth through age eight. Prerequisites: Gates I, II, III; cumulative GPA of 3.0; EC4500. This course includes 15 hours of field experience. 3 credits.

ED-1201: Foundations of Education (100% Online)
Updated Title and Description] Designed to provide students with a knowledge base of the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political contexts in which North American schools have developed.  Among the number of important threads to be examined throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the social movements that have made improvements in equitable educational access, opportunity, achievement, and on teaching towards democratic ends. The course is open to all majors. A grade of B or higher is required for application the Teacher Education Program. This course includes 15 hours of field experience. 3 credits.

ED-2020: Educational Psychology (100% Online)
Updated Description]Surveys research related to theories of cognitive development, student diversity,  information processing, motivation, and classroom management in order to provide an introduction to effective instruction in the 21st century classroom. A grade of B or higher is required for application to the Teacher Education Program. This course includes 15 hours of field experience. 3 credits.

ED-2100: Assessment and Evaluation (Hybrid)
Study of the basic principles, key measurement concepts, and practices of formal and informal assessment techniques to support educational needs in the classroom. Prerequisites: Gates I, II, III; cumulative GPA of 3.0. This course includes 15 hours of field experience. 3 credits.

ED-3000: Teaching with Technology (100% Online)
[Updated Description] Designed to instruct teacher candidates in the application of technology in support of instruction and learning across the P-12 curriculum. The objectives of the course are based, in large part, on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age. Prerequisites: none. 3 credits.  

PE-2202: History/Principles of Physical Education (100% Online)
Introduction to the history and principles of physical education; current trends and problems in physical education are analyzed and evaluated.

PE-4990: Supervised Student Teaching (Hybrid)
The final, supervised clinical component of the teacher preparation program in a partner elementary, middle, or high school, as appropriate to the program of study. The experience supports theoretical and practical applications of contemporary curricular frameworks. Full-semester experience. 300 hours. Prerequisites: Gates I, II, III, IV; cumulative GPA of 3.0. 6 credits.

SED-2040: Introduction to Special Education (100% Online)
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with an overview of the current policies, laws, specialized services, as well as evidence-based instruction of learners with special needs in the general, inclusive, and special education setting. 15 hours of fieldwork is required. Open to both childhood and adolescent education majors. 3.0 CUM GPA is a required.

Fine Arts

Foreign Languages

History

HIS-1201: US History 1896 to Present (100% Online)
A survey of the major economic, social, intellectual, and political movements in the United States, from 1896 to the present.  3 credits. Every semester.

Health Promotions

HS-1207: Nutrition (100 % Online)
An introductory course in human nutrition that includes its importance to optimum physical and emotional health. The nutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, water, vitamins, and minerals—are studied as to their composition, usage in the human body, where found in foods, how digested and utilized in the human body. Body requirements, patterns of diet for various groups, and specific conditions as well as social and cultural influences on food selection are studied. 3 credits. Every semester; day or evening.

HS-1305: Coping With Stress (100 % Online)
This interdisciplinary course explores theories, research, and techniques related to the impact and management of stress. Emphasis upon the application of stress reduction techniques through class exercises in progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic and imagery training, systematic desensitization, assertiveness training, time management, and problem solving. 3 credits. Every semester; day or evening. Offered on-line.

Health Care Management

HC-1001: Introduction to American Health Services Delivery I (100% Online)
A foundation course that is an introduction to the pluralistic health system of 21st century America; institutions, personnel, consumers, financing, and government.  Survey topics covered in higher-level courses, as well as describe the broader environment in which individual health services are grounded. Topics include public, private, and voluntary health care services; the impact of laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal levels; the public health hierarchy; the influences of fiscal intermediaries on health care. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

HC-4990: Field Placement in Health Field (Hybrid)
Observation and supervised experience in selected health care settings; participation in administrative meetings and training sessions. Includes on-campus seminar to discuss problems and progress. May be taken for two semesters with the approval of the approval of the chairman only. Pre-requisite: Senior standing, 15 credits in HC courses with “B” average and Departmental approval. 3 credits.

HC-6001 U.S. Health Care Delivery and Markets (Hybrid)
This course will explore the U.S. health care industry, one of the most controversial and changing industries in the global economy. Topics of discussion will include characteristics of the components of U.S. health care systems, the roles of the public and private sector, the impact of managed care, health care markets, and health care reform strategies. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

 

 

 

International Cultural Studies

Honors

HON-5101: Honors Freshman Seminar I (Hybrid)
Discussion and writing about interdisciplinary topics and issues surrounding a central theme are the broad focus of freshman Honors seminars. A careful approach to research, writing, and dialogue is incorporated into the course materials selected by the instructor from the humanities, social sciences, science, business, and technology.  As in all Honors courses, no tests or exams are given. Grades therefore are based on a student’s writing, research and participation.  Prerequisite: acceptance into the Honors Program. 3 credits. Fall semester.

IT

IT-1001: Computer Tools (100% Online)
In this course students will perfect their ability to interpret primary and secondary sources, recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and effectively communicate information using appropriate technologies. Including an overview of computers, the Internet, Web 2.0 technologies, Office applications, and data management. You will also learn the fundamentals of computer security, which will enable you to protect your information from the various dangers that exist online. Lab fee. 3 credits. Every semester; day and evening.

IT-1103: Computer- Based Information Systems (100% Online)
Information technology has radically changed the internal operations of organizations and market places in which they compete. The tool kit of skills of the business professional must include the understanding of the fundamentals of information technology and its impacts on the other areas of business--strategic management, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations. This course is intended to provide the basic set of skills. Although it is necessary to have a technology basis, the focus will be on how technology can be applied in business, how it can be used to create products, how it can serve as an agent of change in reorganizing business processes, and how it can radically improve business decision making. Lab fee.

IT-2270: Computer Forensics (100% Online)
Computer forensics—the science of obtaining and analyzing evidence from computers—is the name for an emerging field of study and practice that incorporates many areas of expertise. Some of these are called network security, intrusion detection, incident response, infrastructure protection, disaster recovery, continuity planning, software engineering, cyber security, and computer crime investigation. Prerequisite: IT 1103. Lab fee. 3 credits. Fall semester.

IT-2410: Web Design (100% Online)
The World Wide Web has increased from a limited number of networked computers to more than 20 million computers worldwide. With the increase of network computing comes the increase in demand for Web page design. This course deals with the design principles of building and maintaining Web pages. Topics include site design using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 with an introduction to CSS, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Flash CS5. Lab fee.

IT-2440: Scripting Languages (100% Online)
An introduction to scripting languages. This course provides students with an overview of the scripting languages used in today's web-based environments. Students will learn the history of scripting languages, explore scripting languages such as HTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript, PERL, PHP, Python, and Ruby, learn the differences between each language, and how to select the appropriate language for a task. Lab fee.

IT-2450: Digital Imaging (100% Online)
This course focuses on the interface, the tools, the features, tricks, and tips FOR DIGITAL imaging utilizing Photoshop, the industry standard for desktop publishing, multimedia design and web design. This course combines concepts of digital imaging as well as instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on lab exercises with Photoshop. Prerequisite: IT 1102. Lab fee. 3 credits.  Offered as needed.

IT-3101-01: Information Technology Law & Ethic (100% Online)
This course focuses on the fundamentals of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws. This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of intellectual property law and how it is being used and adapted by businesses to protect their intellectual capital in cyberspace. Also included are discussions about patenting new methods of doing business; the interplay between domain names and trademarks; cyberspace copyright issues including text and graphical infringement, software, and website registration; and the impact of technological developments on trade secret agreements. Prerequisite: IT 1103. 3 credits. Fall semester; day.

IT-3301: Project Management (100% Online)
This course is an introduction to project management. Topics include: overview and concepts of project management and strategies; planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery of scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments, corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications); managing conflict; time management; performance measurement; contract documentation; data transfer; lessons learned. Prerequisites: IT 1001. Lab fee. 3 credits. Every semester; day and evening.

IT-3400: HTML & CSS for Web Design (100% Online)
This course will provide students with state of the art approaches to website design. The students will learn to create an attractive and organized website using HTML and CSS with emphasis on page layout consistency and navigation. This course combines concepts of web design as well as instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on Lab Exercises that will allow students to use CSS to control the look and placement of HTML elements.

IT-4000: Special Topics: Graphic Design (100% Online)
Information technology is a rapidly changing discipline. The focus of this course is to address the need to cover different topics that are on the cutting edge of IT. Topics vary from semester to semester. Lab fee. 3 credits. Day and evening.

IT-4100: Special Topics in Information Technology: Photoshop (100% Online)
Information technology is a rapidly changing discipline. The focus of this course is to address the need to cover different topics that are on the cutting edge of IT. Topics vary from semester to semester. Lab fee. 3 credits. Day and evening.

IT-6001: Information Systems for Managers (100% Online)
[New course] This course will provide an overview of information systems concepts.  Students will explore how information system can give organizations a competitive advantage while providing managers with tools for planning, decision making, and effective controls.  Students will explore the value of information systems for transforming business operations through review and analysis of literature and case studies. 3 credits.  Offered as needed. 
 

Management

ENT-2001: Entrepreneur Marketing & Innovation (100% Online)
This course is designed for business and non-business students who want to use their creativity and knowledge to create and market novel products and services for consumers. Students pursuing for-profit or non-profit entrepreneurship ventures will be required to create a value proposition for their new innovation, strategies to protect their intellectual property, and a marketing plan to deliver their new product/service to customers. As a result of this course, students will be capable of conducting effective market analysis, industry analysis, competitive analysis, and risk analysis to successfully market an innovation for an entrepreneurship venture.

ENT-3001: Entrepreneurial Finance (100% Online)
This course is designed to help new or aspiring small business owners learn how to analyze financial statements, create financial forecasts, and valuate their ventures. Additionally, students will become aware of the methods used in determining how much money their venture needs in order to be viable, explore tools and approaches used when selling an idea to potential investors, and learn about the different types of financing alternatives available to new and small ventures. The venture capital market will be investigated in detail, including angel financing, as will other financing options including self- financing and debt financing. Prerequisites: ENT1001. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

ENT-3002:Social Entrepreneurship (100% Online)
In this course students will explore what a social enterprise is and how it is the same as well as different from other types of organizations. Students will investigate how social entrepreneurs are creating new business models in markets that blur the traditional distinctions between for profit and nonprofit companies. Students will explore the use of Franciscan values in developing social enterprises. Prerequisites: ENT1001. 3 credits. Offered as needed.    

ENT-1777: Design (Hybrid)
In this course, students will learn to apply the concepts, theories and methodologies of design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship to develop process, service, product, and business design models. Students will focus on customer (client) centric interactions with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and develop transferable skills including client presentation, networking, collaboration, and leadership.

FIN-3301: Principles of Finance (100 % Online)
An introduction to the process by which corporations obtain financing for developing their respective businesses. Analytical techniques such as the use of financial ratios, the time value of money, and net present value are examined. Also covered are the workings of the debt and equity markets. Prerequisites: ACC 1001 or ACC 1101, ECO 2201 or ECO 2202 and MAT 1105. 3 credits. Fall semester; day and evening. Spring Semester, day and evening.

FIN-3316: Personal Finance (100% Online)
Analysis of the many aspects of personal finance in modern society. Topics include personal budgeting, investments, mortgages, insurance, and taxes. The use of financial ratios, time value of money, and other techniques of financial analysis. Prerequisite: BUS-1001 3 credits. Fall semester; evening. Spring semester; day.

HR-2204: Human Resources Management (Hybrid)
The study of current human resources administration in various types of organizations incorporating all aspects of human resources management, including recruitment, testing, placement, motivation, training, sensitivity training, cultural differences, governmental assistance and regulations, wage administration, employee benefits, and industrial judicial practices (grievances and arbitration). Prerequisite: BUS 1001. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

HR-2204: Human Resources Management (100% Online)
The study of current human resources administration in various types of organizations incorporating all aspects of human resources management, including recruitment, testing, placement, motivation, training, sensitivity training, cultural differences, governmental assistance and regulations, wage administration, employee benefits, and industrial judicial practices (grievances and arbitration). Prerequisite: BUS 1001. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

HR-3409: Indust Rel & Collective Bargaining (100% Online)
The various factors, including legislation, involved in the negotiaion of a contract between employers and employees; the aspects of the administration and interpretation of the contract are analyzed through actual contracts and cases involving portions of the contract, appropriate legislation, and administrative rulings.

IT-3301: Project Management (100% Online)
This course is an introduction to project management. Topics include: overview and concepts of project management and strategies; planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery of scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments, corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications); managing conflict; time management; performance measurement; contract documentation; data transfer; lessons learned. Prerequisites: IT 1001. Lab fee. 3 credits. Every semester; day and evening.

MKT-2201: Marketing (100% Online)
This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of marketing and is a prerequisite for all marketing electives. The course will focus on marketing activities and how marketing relates to the overall organization. Topics will include environmental analysis, industry and competitor analysis, marketing strategies, consumer behavior, market mix (product, price, promotion and place), segmentation, and market research. Additional focus on marketing's role in producing ethical and responsible business decisions.

MKT-2204: Gender & Sexuality in Marketing (100% Online)
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his course seeks to refine students’ understanding of marketing by exploring how commercial enterprises are influenced by -- and influence -- society’s norms about gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity. While business and marketing are often viewed as external to other domains of social life, brands and companies choose to support or confront society’s understanding of gender and sexuality through their communications to consumers about product and service offerings. Topics covered include the situational analysis, strategic marketing planning, and the marketing mix with an emphasis on segmenting, targeting, and promotion. Students will analyze marketing campaigns for products and services promoted to men, women, and non-gender conforming people, as well as to individuals with diverse sexual orientations and identities, in both the United States and globally. Pre/corequisite: BUS 1001 or ENT 1001.

MKT-3304: Marketing Management (Hybrid)
An in-depth study of marketing techniques using the case method. Students learn to evaluate products in relation to consumer demand, market segments, competitive positioning, alternate distributive channels, and relative price lining. Managerial aspects of the marketing functions are stressed. Prerequisite: MKT 2201. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

MKT-3309: Relationship Management (100% Online)
A course geared to developing personal selling abilities. A typical corporation's sales function in the marketing structure is studied to teach methods for recruitment of sales personnel, training, setting quotas, and operation of a field sales force.

MKT-3316: Merchandising (100% Online)
Planning, selecting, and controlling consumer merchandise moving through the distribution cycle from producer and distributor to retail stores. Students study today's retail environment of American and European stores, shops, markets, malls, and super shopping extravaganzas. Topics include store, locations, merchandise buying and pricing, promotions, lighting, color and displays, and the operation and management of a typical retail enterprise.

MKT-3317-01: Consumer Behavior (100% Online)
[New Course] This course provides an overview of consumer behavior, including the external and internal influences on consumer decision making, the consumer buying process, and how marketers can use consumer insights to develop successful marketing activities to support company strategy. Topics will include psychological theories of personality, motivation, memory, habit, and identity and how these inform consumer decision making; sociocultural factors such as social networks, reference groups, and social demography; impulsive and deliberate purchasing; brand loyalty; experiential marketing; and product satisfaction. Prerequisites: MKT 6001 Marketing for Managers.

MKT-3370: Travel and Tourism Management (100% Online)
The course provides students with an opportunity to explore the relationship between marketing and the tourism industry. It will emphasize the collaborative efforts that exist between airlines, hotels, restaurants, and travel agents. Topics covered include research analysis, strategies, market segmentation, product development, packaging, services, sales, advertising, distribution, mix, etc. Students will work as part of a team that develops a marketing plan for a destination which follows the hospitality and travel marketing system model and which will include advertising and collateral support materials.

MKT-3440: Digital Marketing (100% Online)
Provides a comprehensive understanding of digital marketing and how it supports the execution of business strategies with online and social channels. Digital and social instruments for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies are reviewed and we discuss their value for reaching brand marketing, sales and customers engagement goals. Numerous examples from large corporations and small businesses make the concepts come alive by demonstrating the capabilities and return of innovative marketing initiatives made possible by digital and social channels. Prerequisite: MKT 2201. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

MKT-3777: Brand Management (100% Online)
This course will focus on the building blocks of growing and managing a brand, as well as advanced and special topics of brand management that will provide a well-rounded look at issues in integrating the brand into overall marketing and company activities. This course provides students with insights into how profitable brand strategies can be created and the implications for brand management professionals. The class blends marketing theory and practice to provide perspective on the brand management function.

MKT-6001: Marketing for Managers (Hybrid)
This course will provide a managerial overview of the marketing process in a contemporary, customer-driven organization. Students will explore strategy and decision-making in the context of marketing activities. The relationship between strategic planning and marketing will be explored, along with contemporary ethical issues in marketing management. Topics will include consumer behavior and decision-making; segmenting, targeting, and positioning strategies; strategic use of marketing research; and the implementation of marketing activities, using the marketing mix.

PM-4010: Project Risk Management (100% Online)
This course focuses on the principles, strategies, and skills project managers need to successfully and proactively minimize and manage risks associated with projects in today’s global environment. Students will learn how to identify, quantify, minimize, monitor and control project risks. They will learn how to distinguish between project risks, threats, opportunities, and obstacles, minimize project risks, maximize project opportunities, and manage project obstacles in order to achieve project success. Prerequisite: IT 3301. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

PM-4020: Finance For Project Managers (100% online)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the financial aspects of project management. The students will learn the basic financial theory. The course will cover the full life-cycle of financial management of a project starting with how projects are funded, budgets are developed and monitored and correction techniques for cost variances.

PM-4030: Optimizing Project Management (100% Online)
This course focuses on the human side of project management. Students will learn the principles, concepts, and theories of group formation and dynamics, and will learn how to turn groups into teams. They will learn the qualities, attributes, and skills needed to successfully manage, lead, and motivate project teams. In addition, students will learn effective interpersonal communication skills, leadership strategies, conflict resolution skills, and how to guide and influence others. Prerequisite: IT 3301. 3 credits.  Offered as needed.

PM-6000: Fundamentals of Project Management (100% Online)
This course is designed to provide an overview of project management practices and the practical application of these standards to business projects in any industry. The participants will learn project management guidelines and how these can be used to address a range of project challenges. Students will be expected to complete exercises which apply what they have learned in a team setting.

SPM-1001: Introduction to Sports Management (100% Online)
This course is a survey course that is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the diverse and expanding field of sports management. The content areas include Professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sectors. Additional topics will include sports law, ethics, sports journalism and communications, as well as sports marketing. The student will be exposed to the different sports career opportunities, requirements for entrance into the various employment areas and the trends in the industry. 3 credits.

SPM-2070: Organization Theory in Sport Management (100% Online)
This is a course designed to provide students with a strong foundation in organization theory and application of that theory in the context of sport management. Real-world, key issues currently faced by sport managers will be explored. Topics include organization theory, structure, effectiveness, design options, power, politics, conflict, and decision making within sport organizations. The student will be exposed to sport organization theory in practical terms and learn how to apply the knowledge in real-world situations through analysis of current trends in the industry.

Mathematics

Nursing

NUR-3001: Nursing Informatics (Hybrid)
This course introduces nursing informatics as an integration of nursing, technology, evidence based practice, and health informatics for the support of nursing practice. It supports the effective utilization of technology and its applications throughout all aspects of health care delivery. The course complies with the competencies defined in Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology [AACN Baccalaureate Essentials (2008)].Lab fee. 3 credits.

NUR-3311: Introduction to Geriatric Nursing (Hybrid)
This course provides the nurse with a conceptual foundation for gerontological nursing practice within health care settings and in the community.  The course content is consistent with the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing standards for geriatric practice.  3 credits.

NUR-3322: Nursing Issues (Hybrid)
Identification and exploration of nursing and health care issues of concern with a focus on professional nursing in the 21st century. Contemporary practice issues are discussed within the context of the nurse as a provider and manager of care. Students examine the major American Association of Colleges of Nursing baccalaureate competencies s used to create the course of study for baccalaureate education and investigate their relevance to contemporary practice. 3 credits.

NUR-3423: Nursing Leadership and Management (Hybrid)
The difference between leadership and management is explored within the context of the changing health care environment. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management theory within the managed care environment. Open to non-nursing majors. 3 credits.

NUR-4444: End of Life Care (Hybrid)
This course will address the myriad of needs facing individuals and their families at the end of life. Emphasis will be put on the importance of the role of the nurse as advocate, acknowledging the family as a unit, the importance of culture as an influence at the end of life and the essential need of interdisciplinary collaboration for quality care at the end of life. This course will address the challenging aspects of grief, loss and bereavement of patients and families as well as the loss experience of health care professionals. Open to non-nursing majors. 3 credits.

NUR-4502: Nursing Seminar II (Hybrid)
This course assists the nurse in preparing for professional nursing practice by integrating the practice, education, research, and health policy interests of the nurse. 1 credit.

Political Science

Philosophy

Psychology

PSY-1000: Foundations in Information Literary & Research (Hybrid)
An introductory course to familiarize students with the necessary skills required to successfully engage in independent research. Specifically, students will develop a knowledge base of how to search for information, how to select appropriate sources of information, and to organize information for scientific research purposes. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of APA style and basic statistics to enhance their empirically-based research presentations and papers. This course is NOT intended for PSY majors, and is part of the General Education Program. Lab fee. 3 credits. Fall and spring semesters; day & evening.

PSY-1100: General Psychology (Hybrid)
General introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and findings of contemporary psychology. This course is part of the General Education program as well as a required course for Psychology majors. 3 credits. Fall and spring semesters; day and evening. Winter and summer; offered as needed.

PSY-1103: Development Psychology I: Childhood and Adolescence (Hybrid)
An examination of biological, cognitive, psychosocial, and socio-cultural aspects of human development from conception through adolescence. A specific focus will be centered on understanding how the dynamic process and interaction of genetic (nature) and environmental (nurture) factors influence and shape individuals’ identities and personhood in infancy, childhood and adolescence. This course is part of the General Education program as well as a required course for Psychology majors. 3 credits. Fall and spring semesters; day. Summer; offered as needed.

PSY-1114: Human Sexuality (Hybrid)
[Updated Description] A social-psychological approach to the study of human sexual behavior. Students will be introduced to research design and major findings in the field of human sexuality. Topics discussed include the physiology and the expression of sexual behaviors, communication, pregnancy and birth, sexuality throughout the lifespan, challenges/difficulties in sexual functioning.  Topics are explored in the context of today’s American society and from a cross-cultural perspective. 3 credits. Offered as needed; evening.

PSY-2209: Intro to Positive Psychology (Hybrid)
An investigation into the paradigm shift from mental illness to mental health and the psychology of the whole person. One of the field’s central missions is the development of a classification of human strengths and virtues that constitute character. Concepts such as resiliency, human strengths, virtues, as well as empirical research supporting various techniques to enhance optimism, decrease stressors, and significantly increase well-being are explored. Prerequisites: PSY 1100. 3 credits. Offered as needed; evening, occasionally hybrid format.

PSY-4014: Seminar: Marine Animal Behavior (Hybrid Travel)
Discussion and analysis of problems in psychology that are not covered in regular course work. The general content of the course consists of biological and ecological effects on animal behavior in a marine environment. The specific content of the course will remain flexible in response to student and departmental interest. Course requires travel.Contact Dr. Biolsi in the Psychology Department at kbiolsi@sfc.edu.

PSY-4420: Applied Psychology (Hybrid)
Supervised fieldwork in selected settings including (but not limited to) schools, hospitals, social service agencies, city and federal agencies, and businesses. Students participate in two class meetings per week on campus where they focus on how previous coursework might be applied in various career paths. Foci are also on professional ethics and assistance in the clarification of student Students are assisted in clarifying their career-related goals. Requires 100-hours of supervised field experience that is pre-approved by the professor.

Sociology

SOC-1000: Principles of Sociology (100% Online)
An analysis of the basic structure and dynamics of society; social interaction, social organization, social change, social processes; a summary of ideas of seminal sociologists. This course is a prerequisite for all Sociology courses and for CJ-2010. 3 credits.

SOC-2020: Global Migration (Hybrid)
In recent decades, many developed high-income countries have been affected by an increased influx of immigrants who are racially, ethnically and religiously distinct from the native groups. The resulting heterogeneity of the population induces ethnically based political movements, rekindles ethnic loyalties, outbreaks of anti-immigrant political movements, and intergroup tensions and hostilities. This course examines the range of questions pertaining to migration issues from historical and cross-cultural perspectives. It focuses on the differences between the late 19th century and mid-20thcentury international migration and examines contemporary global migration trends with their emphasis on visas, walls, and deportation. The comparative perspective of this course provides students with a sharper insight into the migration problems in the USA. Prerequisite: SOC 1000.

SOC-2070: Sociology Of Minority Groups (100% Online)
The course analyzes the history and current realities of racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the U.S., including the extent to which racial, ethnic, and religious identity determine and impact life changes. Issues related to sexual and gender minorities are also addressed

SOC-3030: Sociology of Religion (Hybrid)
A sociological approach to the institution of religion. The role, development, and emergence of religions are critically analyzed. Special emphasis is given to conversion and religious conscious¬ness in industrialized and modernized cultures. Prerequisite: SOC 1000. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

Religious Studies

REL-1101: Survey of the World’s Religions (100% Online)
An introduction to the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, including traditions of Indigenous peoples, religions originating in India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism), in China and Japan (Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto), and Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). 3 credits.

REL-3702: Sociology of Religion (Hybrid)
A sociological approach to the institution of religion. The role, development, and emergence of religions are critically analyzed. Special emphasis is given to conversion and religious conscious¬ness in industrialized and modernized cultures. Prerequisite: SOC 1000. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

 

 

 

 

Graduate


MS in Accounting

ACC-6601: Accounting for Managers (100% Online)
This course will examine the managerial use of cost data for routine planning, budgeting, and control, as well as for long-range planning. Students will explore the differences between generally accepted accounting principles and cost accounting principles. Students will be introduced to the managerial use of cost data for routine planning and budgeting within for-profit and not-for-profit entities. 3 credits. Offered as needed.

MS in Management

MKT-6001: Marketing for Managers (Hybrid)
This course will provide a managerial overview of the marketing process in a contemporary, customer-driven organization. Students will explore strategy and decision-making in the context of marketing activities. The relationship between strategic planning and marketing will be explored, along with contemporary ethical issues in marketing management. Topics will include consumer behavior and decision-making; segmenting, targeting, and positioning strategies; strategic use of marketing research; and the implementation of marketing activities, using the marketing mix.

MFA in Creative Writing


General Education Program

Biology

BIO-1101: Introduction to Human Biology (Hybrid)
Introduces the student to the organization and function of the human body from cells to systems. Included are selected topics in the contemporary study of the human organism. This course will include a laboratory component. This course is designed for non-science majors and fulfills one of the science prerequisites in the Childhood Education curriculum. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits. Every semester.

Chemistry

CHE-1101: Chemistry and Life I 4 (Hybrid)
Intended for non-science majors. Introduction to basic principles of chemistry; emphasis on application of these principles to living systems and their impact on present-day living. Two lec¬ture, one recitation and three lab hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1101 or placement by examination. Lab fee. 4 credits. Fall; day.

CHE-1202: (Hybrid), not being offered next semester

Sociology

SOC-1000: Principles of Sociology (100% Online)

An analysis of the basic structure and dynamics of society; social interaction, social organization, social change, social processes; a summary of ideas of seminal sociologists. This course is a prerequisite for all Sociology courses and for CJ-2010. 3 credits.