Active Course List

2023-2024


Anthropology

American Indians adapted to environmental systems in North America with cultures ranging from small groups of foragers to cities supported by intensive agriculture. This course presents a variety of perspectives of this cultural diversity from the Ice Age to the 21st Century.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Survey of East Asian cultural region. Cultural diversity, change and continuity examined in China, Japan and Korea through institutions and cultural settings. Focus includes how modern East Asian societies face internal social changes and their changing international status.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

This course allows pursuit of individual avenues of study that may not be offered in the curriculum and for advanced level pursuit of special projects of research on an independent basis. Requires coordination with a faculty member.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Field experience in which method and theory are learned through participation in and on-going field project.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

This course allows faculty the flexibility to consider the challenges of the new developments in anthropology. Content will vary from one course to the next. Students may take the course, with the permission of the instructor, more than one time.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

A brief intensive hands-on introduction to an anthropological topic usually as it applies to a particular issue or skill. Topics vary but might include: Understanding that race is not a scientific concept; combating racism and ethnocentrism; participant observation methods; culture shock; cultural diversity and communication; forensics; cultural resource conservation.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

An introduction to archaelogical laboratory techniques and museological practice, through participation in the various processes involved.

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People and Cultures

Guided advanced laboratory work in biological/physical anthropology.

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People and Cultures

Individual projects are done in close coordination with faculty member.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

A comprehensive historical overview of the major theoretical schools of thought in anthropology. Special emphasis given to assumptions, methods of data collection and analysis, and major issues surrounding each theoretical perspective.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

Advanced review of major qualitative and quantitative methods used in anthropological research. Course is also intended to aid students in the preparation of the thesis proposal.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

An advanced seminar examining the ways anthropologists pratice anthropology. The course explores theoretical foundations and issues related to the professional practice of anthropology and focuses on developing necessary skills for sound professional practice.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

A seminar on a topic from one of the major sub disciplines in anthropology. Topic is announced. Seminar may be taken more than once for credit, as the topic changes. Prereq: permission of instructor

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Preparation of an alternate plan paper or applied project under supervision of the student's graduate advisor. Prerequisite: must be enrolled in the MS program in Anthropology.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

Practical field experience, usually under the supervision of some off-campus professional.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

Practical classroom experience under the supervision of faculty. This course will prepare students to assist faculty in the delivery of courses as well as prepare them to teach on their own.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Preparation on the master's thesis.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures
Programs:
Applied Anthropology (MS)

Applied Organizational Studies

This course is recommended as a first semester course for students who are new to the University and to the Applied Leadership Program. The purpose of the course is to assist students with the transition to the University in an online program environment. The course provides students with an overview of the University, its online program resources, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This course will introduce students to leadership and organizations, build student success skills and develop the professional skills needed for future job placement.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration

Topics include world economics and their implications for the labor force, critical and creative thinking, leadership, and portfolio assessment. Required for admission to the Applied Organizational Studies program.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration
Programs:
Applied Leadership (BS)

The focus in this course is on communication within organizations (including virtual environments), workplace engagement in virtual teamwork and the application of critical and creative thinking resulting in organizational innovation. The course also engages students in an exploration of the role of social organizing and the impact of networking on organizational growth and sustainability.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration

The focus in this course is on critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership in contemporary organizational environments. The course also explores the concept of followership and power distribution, and organizational adaptation due to technological and global economic change. Students will also participate in an applied research project in an approved organization of choice.

Graduation Requirements:
Writing Intensive
Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration

The course focuses on contemporary organizational issues and the concept of change in organizational design and development. Subject matter includes the use of causal thinking and econometric measurement, effectuation and entrepreneurial thinking, and the role of mission and vision. Students will complete a project-based exploration of the financial and resource aspects of return on investment comparing the effectual and causal perspectives on an organizational change.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration

This course is an exploration of the rapidly growing social entrepreneurship in the United States, the developing world, other developed countries, and in transnational contexts. Social entrepreneurs use business methods to help solve social and environmental challenges otherwise ignored or missed by traditional commerce. This course also includes social intrapreneurship where employees in existing companies similarly are developing new income opportunities for their firms by addressing social and environmental challenges in a profitable, scalable manner.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration

The course focuses on the development of social enterprise strategies, public and non-profit organizational innovation and the critical thinking required to solve complex social problems on a local and global scale through a sustainability and equity lens. This course serves as an elective for Applied Leadership majors.

Areas of Interest:
Business, Management, and Administration