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Course Numbering System

All undergraduate and graduate courses are numbered using a six-character identifier. Bachelor's level courses begin with BBA followed by a three digit numeric value from 100-499. Courses beginning with 100 are first year undergraduate courses, 200 are the second year, 300 are the third year, 400 are the fourth year undergraduate courses. Master's level courses begin with MBA followed by a three-digit numeric value from 500-599.

Definition of Our Academic Term - Academic quarter

Academic Quarter
An academic quarter is at least ten weeks of instruction and learning.

Quarter Credit Hour
A quarter credit hour is a unit consisting of a minimum of ten hours of instruction during an academic quarter plus additional time for preparation for learning experiences, study of course material and completion of educational projects.

Further it is estimated that the time required to complete one course (3 credit hours) is between 95 and 125 hours, including 55-60 student study hours, 20-25 hours interacting with other students and the instructor and 20-40 hours preparing for examinations.

General Education Courses

ENG 415: Research and Writing (3)
This course examines and implements the principles of argumentation. An argumentative paper is researched and developed based on the concept of writing as a process. The course focuses on the logical organization of ideas patterned on established structures of argument. The course reinforces the importance of the research process and critical evaluation of sources. Acknowledging the intellectual property of others through the proper documentation of sources in stressed.

HUM 300: Introduction to World History (3)
Explores the history of the world, from Paleolithic times to 1500, which marks the end of the Middle Ages. Studies the emergence of human beings in Africa and their gradual spread through Eurasia, Australia and the Americas and examines the parallel development of Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern and European civilizations along with an investigation concerning their interaction, especially through such interregional historical forces as Hellenism, Christianity and Buddhism.

PHI 325: Introduction to Logic (3)
Enables students to develop analytical, inductive and deductive reasoning through the study of syllogistic, symbolic and informal logic. In addition the course provides methods of constructing arguments, evaluating statements and recognizing fallacies in theory as well as in practice.

PHIL 410: Introduction to World Religions (3)
The course is an introduction to the three major religious faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—their differing views of God, as well as the way these views have shaped the world.

POL 314: Diplomacy in Contemporary International Relations (3)
Basic understanding of diplomacy in international relations are developed: what diplomacy is, what it entails (structure, process, agenda) and what some of complexities, anomalies and challenges are. Follows the historical trajectory of diplomacy in international relations and deliberates upon what are seen as key historical junctures. Seeks to link the relevance of diplomacy to current international issues, events, relations and nuances. The course is theoretically grounded and practically useful.

POL 323: Contemporary International Relations (3)
This course examines major phenomena in the contemporary world which affect relations among international actors such as the state and the international organization. They include globalization, clash of cultures and civilizations, democratization, globalization of capitalism, proliferation of international organizations and non-state actors, the decline of the nation-state, the rise of global issues such as environment degradation and WMD, and respect of universal values.

PSY 375: Introduction to Psychology (3)
Introduces psychology as a human and scientific endeavor. Includes examination of concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality and social behavior.

PSY 377: Social Psychology (3)
Focuses on major theories in social psychology and the most recent research in the field. Topics include gender, interpersonal attraction, aggression and pro-social behavior.

SOC 319: Introduction to Sociology (3)
Provides a critical survey of contemporary social, political and economic problems facing American society. Emphasizes the urban crisis, military-industrial complex, racism and distribution of income.

SOC 377: Individual and Society (3)
Presents the various ways in which the individual constructs his self-awareness. Studies how social institutions such as the family and religion influence the psychological makeup of the individual.