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    Accounting

    ACCTG 201:Principles of Financial Accounting (Term-Base Only)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Introduction to accounting as the language of business.  Emphasis on reasoning and logic of external reporting model.May include computer -based applications.
    • Prerequisite:  MATH 109 or MATH 121 or MATH 156 or BUSAD 265

    ACCTG 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting (Term-Base Only)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Managerial uses of accounting information, including cost-based, decision making, differential accounting, and responsibility accounting. May include computer-based applications. Proctored exams are required.
    • Prerequisite: ACCTG 201
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    Anthropology

    ANTHR 100: Cultural Anthropology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Introduction to the concepts by which anthropology understands particular lifestyles, and to the constructs by which it accounts for similarities and differences among lifestyles.
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    Art

    ART 100: Visual Dynamics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Appreciation and understanding of visual experiences and techniques reflecting the cultural dynamics of creativity.(SS) (Gen Ed: H, GT - AH1) (CC)

    ART 211: History of Art 1

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • A survey of world art from prehistory to ca. 1300 CE. Introduces issues related to visual design, historical context, and interpretation of works of art.

    ART 212: History of Art II

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • A survey of world art from ca. 1300 CE to contemporary times. Introduces issues related to visual design, historical context and interpretation of works of art.
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    Biology

    BIOL 112: Nutrition

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Analysis of personal dietary habits and behavior in relation to basic human nutritional needs and food composition.

    BIOL 121: Environmental Conservation

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Historical review of humankind’s interrelationship with and impact on the natural environment. Basic principles of ecology and current issues relating to the use of natural resources and environmental problems.

    BIOL 121L: Environmental Conservation - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Field studies to augment BIOL 121
    • Co-requisite: BIOL 121
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    Business Administration

    BUSAD 265: Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Statistical methods in business, sampling, parameter  estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, multiple regression  and chi square tests. Use of problem solving methods.

    BUSAD 270: Business Communications

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • Means of extending management capabilities through effective internal and external communications, including data organization and presentation.

    BUSAD 302: Ethical Issues and the Legal Environment of Business

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examination of issues addressing ethical, legal, social and environmental responsibilities of business toward government, customers, employees, and the general public.

    BUSAD 360: Advanced Business Statistics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Development of advanced statistical techniques to support business decision-making. Topics include advanced multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance and nonparametric techniques.

     

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    Chemistry

    CHEM 101: Chemistry and Society

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Chemistry related to the everyday world. Drugs, food, pollution, pesticides, consumer products, energy, and home health. Principally for non-science majors.
    • Videos required.

    CHEM 101L: Chemistry and Society - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Laboratory is optional. Experiments to exemplify the logical steps of problem solving and explore the physical and chemical world.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 101

    CHEM 211: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Survey of organic chemistry chemical structure, reactivity, and functional groups are presented in context of relevance to society.
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 111. Videos required.
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    Computer Information Systems

    CIS 171: Introduction to Java Programming

    • 4 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • An introduction to computer programming, design and testing using the Java object-oriented programming language. Topics include language constructs, functions, file handling, inheritance and UML.

    CIS 365: Management Information Systems 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Applied course emphasizing the range of cyber threats, exploits, attacks, cyber defense, security design and vulnerability analysis. Provides skills for the CompTIA Security+ certification.
    • Prerequisite: CIS 289 or permission of instructor
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    Criminology

    CRIM 101: Introduction to Criminology (Summer only)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • This class will address the historical, theoretical and methodological foundations for understanding crime and criminology; various types of crime, & responses to crime by police, the courts and correctional institutions.

    CRIM 353: Penology

    • Cross-listed: SOC 353
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The history and role of corrections; correctional practice, relationship to law, prison society, working in prisons, special needs of prisoners, capital punishment, administration, privatization.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 407: Family Violence

    • Cross-listed: SOC 407
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The extent, seriousness, and impact of the major forms of domestic violence.

    CRIM 409: Victimology 

    • Cross-listed: SOC 409
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Study of the victims’ role in criminal transactions. Examination of individuals and groups as victims of officially defined crime, as well as other social injuries, not officially defined as crime.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203

    CRIM 410: Structural and Elite Crime

    • Cross-listed: SOC 410
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examination of crimes and social injuries perpetrated by organizational structures that do physical or economic harm to the environment, their employees, and their customers.

    CRIM 411: Police and Society

    • Cross-listed: SOC 411
    • 3 semester-hour credits 
    • The history and role of police; including patrol officers, detectives, specialty units, police discretion, women in policing, community policing, private policing, corruption, brutality, accountability.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 414: Serial Murder

    • Cross-listed: SOC 414
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examines serial murder in historical and contemporary contexts and assesses current control strategies including forensic science and profiling.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and 203

    CRIM 415: Forensic Criminology

    • Cross-listed: SOC 415
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Course introduces students to variable aspects of Medicolegal Death Investigation. Students will learn about investigating deaths caused by homicide, suicide, accidents, and natural causes.

    CRIM 425: Gangs in Contemporary America

    • Cross-listed: SOC 425
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Trends, organizational characteristics, processes, and causative factors associated with gangs in contemporary American society.
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    Economics

    ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Applications oriented approach to understanding the economy including monetary policy, deficits and surpluses, international issues; fundamental differences between liberal and conservative economic policies.

    ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Illustrates how firms make price, wage, and profit maximizing decisions. Other topics include market performance, market failure, environmental issues, and government intervention.

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    English

    ENG 101: Composition 101

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing clear and coherent essays that reflect an understanding of the writing process, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and academic discourse.
    • Prerequisite: English 099, or ACT verbal score of at least 18, or SAT verbal score of at least 440, or an Accuplacer test score of at least 95.

    ENG 102: Composition 102

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Sequential course providing continued engagement with critical thinking, reading, argumentation, and using rhetorical techniques in academic writing. Emphasis on research strategies.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101.

    ENG 130: Introduction to Literature

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. The main emphasis is on close reading and textual analysis.

    ENG 241: Women in Literature

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Intensive study of literature written by women, in historical, cultural, and critical contexts.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 102

    ENG 354: Women Writers of Science Fiction

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Classic and contemporary science fiction written by women.

      ENG 370: Rediscovering the Fairy Tale
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The Fairy Tale: Its history, psychological basis, relationship to mythology, and transformations in poetry, film, music, and visual art.
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    Finance

    FIN 330: Principles of Finance

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Principles of finance involved in problems confronting business organizations.
    • Prerequisite: ACCTG 201, ECON 201, ECON 202, BUSAD 265 or MATH 156

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    Geography

    GEOG 101: Physical Geography

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Three Earth spheres: the hydrosphere (oceanography, hydrologic cycle); the atmosphere (meteorology and climatology) and the lithosphere (geology, internal/external processes) are emphasized and examined.

    GEOG 102: Cultural Geography

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Emphasis on cultural regions, cultural diffusion, and cultural landscape. Major themes are culture, population, agriculture, language and religion, ethnicity, urbanization, industry, and political geography.

    GEOG 103: World Regional Geography

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • The interconnectivity and interrelationship of the world regions by stressing physical, economic development, agricultural, cultural and population characteristics, and strengthening of one's mental world map.
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    Geology

    GEOL 101: Earth Science

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Four earth spheres: the hydrosphere (oceanography, hydrologic cycle); the atmosphere (meteorology and climatology); the lithosphere (geology; internal and external processes); and space are emphasized.
    • Co-requisite: GEOL 101L.

    GEOL 101L: Earth Science - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Lab to accompany GEOL 101 lecture.
    • Co-requisite: GEOL 101
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    History

    HIST 201: United States History to 1877

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • United States history from founding of North American colonies to 1877 Reconstruction era.

    HIST 202: United States History from 1877

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • United States from 1877 Reconstruction era to contemporary era.
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    Math

    MATH 109: Mathematical Explorations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Emphasis on quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Topics chosen from logic, sets, algebra, linear programming, probability, statistics, number theory, geometry, voting theory, and graph theory.
    • Prerequisite: satisfactory placement exam score or MATH 099 or equivalent

    MATH 121: College Algebra

    • 4 semester-hour credits
    • Solutions of algebraic equations, graphs of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations.
    • Prerequisite: satisfactory placement exam score or MATH 099 or equivalent
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    Management

    MGMT 201: Principles of Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Managerial processes related to planning, organizing, leading, decision-making, and controlling. Modern management techniques will be emphasized.

    MGMT 301: Organizational Behavior

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Team work, individual and group behavior, motivation, work design, communication, decision-making, leadership, and organizational culture.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201

    MGMT 311: Operations and Quality Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Managerial perspective of the operations and quality functions, use of analytical tools to solve operations and quality problems.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201, BUSAD 265 or MATH 156.

    MGMT 318: Human Resource Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • An examination of the human resource functions of planning, selection and recruitment, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, and safety and health.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201 

    MGMT 362: Purchasing and Materials Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Strategies and tactical methods, opportunities and problems associated with the flow of materials in an organization will be covered.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311

    MGMT 410: Labor Management Relations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Federal and state legislation and execution and executive orders governing the employer-employee relationship; legal rights of organizations and collective bargaining.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 318

    MGMT 414: Entrepreneurship (The Study of Small Business)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • In-depth analysis of the various environments, management, accounting, finance, and legal considerations required for business plan development by an entrepreneur or small business owner.
    • Prerequisite:MKTG 340 

    MGMT 460: Operations Strategy 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examination of recent developments in the strategy of operations in the manufacturing and service sectors involving technological policy, new process development, and new product introduction.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311

    MGMT 468: Quality Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Concepts and techniques of quality improvement processes. Defining quality in customer satisfaction terms and improving quality of products and service through modern techniques. E-mail available.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311

    MGMT 485: Management Strategy and Policy 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Integration of the business core disciplines to explore ways that strategy is formed in contemporary business organizations. Case method used extensively.
    • Prerequisite: senior standing in the School of Business and completion of all foundation and fundamentals courses.
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    Marketing

    MKTG 340: Principles of Marketing - Available Fall, Spring, Summer

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Analytical survey of problems encountered in distributing goods and services from a marketing-management approach with emphasis on the role of the consumer and the social responsibility of the marketer.

    MKTG 341: Sales Force Management - Available Spring and Summer

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Managing a sales force including recruiting, selection, training, compensation, supervision, stimulation and sales planning. Computer simulation used to do forecasting, budgeting, territory allocation, sales analysis and control.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340

    MKTG 441: Marketing Strategies - Available Spring and Summer

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Detailed consideration of process of formulating and implementing strategies in marketing. Major emphasis on markets, channels of distribution, and product analysis.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340

    MKTG 475: International Marketing - Available Summer

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Effects of culture, political and legal structures on marketing. Planning for international products, services, promotion, pricing, distribution, and impact of trade groups.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340
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    Math

    MATH 109: Mathematical Explorations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Emphasis on quantitative reasoning and connections between mathematics and society. Objectives are to develop an appreciation of mathematics, to improve problem solving skills, and to develop quantitative reasoning skills. E-mail available.
    • Note: This course requires the CSU-Pueblo Accuplacer exam prior to registration, or satisfactory score on ACT/SAT or successful completion of MATH 099. Contact Extended Studies for additional information.

    MATH 121: College Algebra

    • 4 semester-hour credits
    • Solutions of algebraic equations, graphs of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices, and determinants.
    • Prerequisite: satisfactory placement exam score or MATH 099 or equivalent.
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    Music

    MUS 118: Music Appreciation: History of Rock and Roll (Term Base Only)

    • 3 Semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • The online version of this course will focus on popular western music since 1950 and its relation to previous and contemporary periods of art music. Like the classroom version, the online version of the course will include significant musical compositions, composers and historical eras; analysis and description of music forms and terms; significant musicians and multi-cultural issues.

    MUS 491: Special Topics: World Music 

    • 3 Semester-hour credits
    • This course will focus on various world music traditions and their integration into western and non-western contemporary styles. The course will include significant musical compositions, composers/musicians, and historical eras; analysis and description of music forms, styles, and terms; and multi-cultural issues.
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    Political Science

    POLSC 101: American National Politics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Basic processes in American politics. Principles and structure of national governments.

    POLSC 201: International Relations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • Introductory study of world affairs. Topics include: international economics, institutions, war, human rights, and the environment. Designed for students with no background in international relations.

    POLSC 202: Comparative Politics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Introduction to comparative political analysis through study of selected political systems. Emphasis on basic political functions and processes in developed countries.

    POLSC 270: Introduction to Homeland Security

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • An overview of homeland security, key threats, challenges, and potential responses.

    POLSC 271: Terrorism

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • An examination of extremist groups and private violence in the context of monitoring, prevention, and responses.

    POLSC 272: Critical Incident Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The policies and practices of local first responders, inter-agency relationships, political violence, and unconventional weapons.
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    Psychology

    PSYCH 100: General Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Overview of the field of psychology including learning, emotion, heredity, personality, development, abnormal, psychotherapy, research methods, sleep, dreams and relationships.

    PSYCH 103: Introductory Psychology for Majors 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Explore psychology as a career in addition to an introduction to the basic skills required for conducting psychological research including APA writing style, journal article analysis, and basic statistics. 

    PSYCH 105: Understanding Human Diversity

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts.

    PSYCH 151: Introduction to Human Development

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Survey of human development through life span. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of both change and stability in physical, cognitive, social and personality development. Review of relevant developmental theory and research.

    PSYCH 205: Introduction to Sport Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • An introduction to psychological theories and constructs affecting performance, coaching & development in sports and athletics.

    PSYCH 251: Childhood and Adolescence

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of the individual from childhood through adolescence. Topics include intelligence, social development, self-development, moral development and family relations.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 311: Theories of Personality

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Major theories of personality and the methods of personality investigation.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 337: Memory and Cognition

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Theory and research on current topics in cognition, including attention, concept formation, imagery, memory, decision making, language acquisition, problem solving and text comprehension.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 342: Educational Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The contribution of psychology theory, research, and methods to our understanding of teaching and learning. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 351: Psychology of the Exceptional Individual

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Survey of characteristics of those individuals considered significantly above or below the norm of the population. Emphasis on behavioral identification and modification of the home, school and social environment.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 362: Abnormal Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of maladaptive or abnormal behaviors and mental functioning.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 401: History and Systems of Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The historical development of modern psychology from its roots in classical philosophy and the social, cultural, and political context within which psychological theory emerged.
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    Sociology

    SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The scientific study of patterns and processes of human social relations.

    SOC 203: The Criminal Justice System

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • This course examines origin, nature, and utilization of criminal law; policing, court adjudication and sentencing; jails and prisons; community based corrections and criminal justice policy.

    SOC 205: Sociological Methods

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The methods of research and investigation in sociology and the social sciences.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101

    SOC 303: Crime and Deviance

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • The nature and causes of crime as well as of behavior defined as socially deviant, including violent, corporate, political crimes; sexual, cultural and political deviance.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and 203

    SOC 305: Crime and Women

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Exploration of social, cultural and political variables that create both women victims and women criminals.

    SOC 306: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Theory and history of delinquency; relationship to family, peer groups, schools, gangs, drugs, young offenders legislation, juvenile courts and police response and youth corrections.

    SOC 308: Popular Culture

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Advertising, television, music, novels, and the news are among the topics to be investigated for their social significance.

    SOC 310: Social and Cultural Theory

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examine from classical to contemporary theory in sociology and anthropology.
    • Course also available as ANTHR 310.

    SOC 326: Social Stratification

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Inquire into inequalities of wealth, power, and the consequence for individuals and society.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and 310

    SOC 358: Film and Society

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • An in-depth look at the images of social life and social life and social relationships contained in popular movies. Requirements and listing of movies will be provided.

    SOC 404: Poverty

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Poverty in the United States, its measurement and extent, perpetuating conditions, lifestyle and anti-poverty programs.

    SOC 420: Explaining Crime

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Examination of major sociological explanations of crime and their policy implications.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and SOC 203.
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