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GEA 2172   GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test. This course is a regional survey of the developing world to include China, South Asia, the Indian Perimeter, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. These emerging, poor, developing regions are studied in order to understand the forces shaping the world of tomorrow. This course partially satisfies writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

GEA 2174   GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test. This course is a regional study of the former Soviet Union, including the Russian Federation, Japan, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. These stable, wealthy, developed regions are studied in order to understand the counter force to those who would shape the world of tomorrow. This course partially satisfies writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

GEB 1011   INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

credits: 3  
This is a survey course to acquaint the student with all aspects of business. This includes business ownership, management, marketing, information technology and financial resources. This course will enable the student to more intelligently pursue advanced business courses and to choose a business career. 47 contact hours.

GEB 2214   BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

credits: 3  

In this course, students will develop the effective written and oral communications skills needed to function effectively in a business environment. Emphasis will be placed on communicating professionally in written correspondence, electronic communications, job applications and interviews, and business presentations and reports. It is recommended that the student possess office application and communication skills before attempting this course. This course has substantial writing and presentation requirements. 47 contact hours. 

GEB 2350   SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

credits: 3  

This introductory course in international business is designed to provide an overview of international trade as it relates to: existing and emerging global markets, foreign investments, its impact on financial markets, international marketing, and the operation of multinational corporations. 47 contact hours.

GEB 2940   BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-4  
Prerequisite: Academic Department Coordinator/Chair approval. This course is to be taken after the student has completed 9 credit hours in their major field of study. The purpose of this course is to allow students a "real world" experience with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to four per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

GEB 3213   BUSINESS COMMUNICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites:Admission to: BUS-BS or Admission to: INTBUS-BAS or Admission to: MGTORG-BAS or Admission to: SUSMGT-BAS or Admission to: TMGT-BAS or Admission to: PSA-BAS or Admission to: PPA-BS or Admission to: EDST-BS). The purpose of this course is to explore the role of strategic communications within the professional context of contemporary organizations and to provide a survey of the organizational, behavioral, and technical aspects of business communications. An emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practice and the development of business communication skills that are clear, influential, and designed for maximum impact in the workplace. Topics include communications strategy in business; interpersonal communications and organizational context; team communications, meetings and networking; electronic media and social media protocol; and creating strategic proposals, presentations, and reports. The emphasis is on the practical application of strategic business communications in a variety of formats that enhance professional development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours. 

GIS 2040   INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025, REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028). This course will introduce the student to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in spatial data exploration, map layout creation, and data editing and analysis. This is a survey-level course that assumes no prior knowledge of GIS. Topics covered will include the applications of GIS in various fields, the structure of the ArcGIS platform, the use of different tools to explore and modify spatial data, and the analysis of spatial data to answer “real world” questions. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2010   PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028.) This course emphasizes a study of minerals and rocks and their formation, geological processes, land forms and their interpretation, and the application of geological knowledge to human affairs. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2010L   PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB

credits: 1  
Corequisite: GLY 2010. This is a laboratory experience to accompany Physical Geology.  The laboratory exercises emphasize a study of applications to the principles of physical geology. 45 contact hours.

GLY 2100   HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND LIFE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025, REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) This course is a study of the geologic history of the earth, including concepts of the origin of the continents and the ocean basins, plate tectonics, the major physical events as recorded in the rocks of the continents and the evolutionary changes and processes in animals and plants through time. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2160   GEOLOGY OF OUR NATION'S PARKS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory scores on the SPC placement test. This course will introduce the student to representative U.S. Parks by using fundamental geologic processes as a framework. Topics covered will include rocks and minerals, erosional processes, geologic time, plate tectonics and the relationship between these geologic processes and the establishment of parks and monuments. An ancillary course objective is to make travel and scenery more interesting and enjoyable through understanding of how the earth’s features have been developed through time. Topic 2 for International Study Abroad. Topic 2 may be repeated 2 times, 2 different locations, for a total of 6 credits. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2160 / TOPIC #2: GEOLOGY OF TROPICAL PRESERVES

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory scores on the SPC placement test and interview/acceptance by International Programs office. This course will introduce the student to representative International Parks and tropical preserves by using fundamental geologic processes as a framework. Topics covered will include rocks and minerals, erosional processes, geologic time, plate tectonics and the relationship between these geologic processes and the establishment of parks and monuments. This course is a field taught course. The students will be required to travel to the chosen international location. May be repeated up to 6 credits at different international locations. 47 contact hours.

GRA 1100C   PRINCIPLES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

credits: 2  
This course is an introduction to the basic design principles, concepts and processes necessary for good graphic design. Students learn design solutions that will turn ideas into well-arranged compositions. The students will receive a comprehensive foundation in using elements of design to give form to creative ideas. 62 contact hours.

GRA 1206C   TYPOGRAPHY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: DIG 2109 or permission of Academic Chair. This course provides the student with information and hands-on experience using type as a design element. The course addresses techniques, applications and problem-solving strategies specific to typographic layout and design. An introduction to electronic typesetting and page layout will utilize software specific to the graphic design industry. 92 contact hours.

GRA 1330   APPLIED HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

credits: 3  
This course is a chronological survey of the techniques of critical thinking and problem solving as applied to graphic design communications beginning with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and continuing through to the 21st century. Specifically targeted for the graphic design student, this course contains a chronology of advertising, marketing, and mass media approaches in order to outline the process of visual strategies and campaigns. Exploration of genres, styles, and practices are detailed through the use of hands-on projects and demonstrations. 47 contact hours.

GRA 2111C   GRAPHIC DESIGN I

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: ART 1300C, GRA 1100C, GRA 1206C. This course is an extension and synthesis of the basic concepts of design as they apply to specific problems of Graphic Communication. The process of problem-solving by design, the visualization of solutions, and the correlation of form and content will be studied. The course also provides for the experience of designing with type as visual shape and iconography. Students will build on skills learned in prerequisite courses and will learn to select appropriate digital media for creative visual problem solving. 92 contact hours.

GRA 2114C   GRAPHIC DESIGN II

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: GRA 2111C, DIG 2115C, GRA 2151C. This course expands the students' understanding and process of graphic problem solving. Through the use of graphic software applications, the student will develop the essential correlation of form and content as it relates to the visualization of creative design solutions. Students will build upon skills learned in prerequisite courses and will select and apply various techniques appropriate for dynamic image creation. Students will research and analyze clients' needs and goals, and apply the design process to develop successful communication solutions. Students will devise and produce digital graphic creations that emphasize the effective use of layout, design, typography, and digital graphic techniques to solve specific communication challenges unique to the design industry. 92 contact hours.

GRA 2131C   MULTIMEDIA GRAPHICS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: DIG 2115C, GRA 2151C, GRA 2111C. This course develops the essential understanding of the hardware and software required to create and deliver multimedia designs. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals of creating and editing graphic images used in, or in combination with, print, web, animation, and video presentations. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to manipulate text, capture images, produce simple two-dimensional animations and intermix these components into multimedia presentations. 92 contact hours.

GRA 2201   ADVANCED DIGITAL PUBLISHING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: DIG 2109 and GRA 1206C or permission of program director.This is a computer-based course designed to develop the students' skills in digital publication design. Students will learn through the use of the computer how to develop multiple page layouts, import text and digital images, file management, and output for screen and print production. 47 contact hours.

GRA 2203C   PRE-PRESS PRODUCTION

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: GRA 2111C, DIG 2115C or permission of program director. This course is an introduction to art and copy preparation for printing reproduction. Course activities provide a hands-on experience with materials, techniques and application of pre-press printing procedures. 92 contact hours.

GRA 2951C   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES/INTERNSHIP

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills essential to graphic artists and design professionals in the visual communications industry. The course will highlight industry professionalism, legal and business practices, standards and ethics, copyright laws as well as artists' rights. Students will examine the concept of entrepreneurship and skills needed to operate a small business effectively. Part of the course will involve student internship at a pre-approved location. 62 contact hours.

GRA 2952C   GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course is designed to develop students' strategies for portfolio presentations to employers and clients, using critical analysis, selection and visual expertise. Students will assemble and evaluate their work in order to develop professional graphic design, and/or photographic portfolios. Students will also learn to develop alternate visual strategies as they apply to portfolio requirements set by industry standards. 62 contact hours.

GRK 1120   ELEMENTARY MODERN GREEK I

credits: 4  
This course introduces students to the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of Modern Greek and to the culture of Greece. 62 contact hours.

GRK 1121   ELEMENTARY MODERN GREEK II

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: GRK 1120 or permission of instructor. This course reinforces previously acquired basic skills in Modern Greek. The course further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Greece. 62 contact hours.

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