Current Term Classes - BIS

J-Term and Spring 2023

J-Term class  registration opens on November 14. Class registration for Spring 2023 term opens on November 28 for BIS students (may be subject to change).

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

BIS students should register in BIS classes. Classes outside of BIS are by permission of your advisor. Other students may register as Community Scholars for BIS classes with program permission. See class details for restrictions.

J-Term

ISBU 3760: Issues in Leadership        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Designed to serve as an overview and exploration in the ever-growing field of leadership studies, the purpose of this course is to learn about leadership- to be better at leadership, whether in an organization, community, family, or some other context. A wide-range of topics and issues will be examined through historical and modern conceptions, case studies, moral and ethical sides of leadership, and focused looks at crisis leadership.
Russell Linden | 3 UG Credits
    
ISBU 3773: Navigating Cultural Differences within Global Businesses  
     
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Examines business management and leadership methods when working with cultural issues in today's international businesses.  Addresses challenges and opportunities that different cultures create.  Explores through classroom activities how to meet the challenges that may occur and addresses examples of diversity in a global setting.    
Mary Repass| 3 UG Credits
    
ISHU 3860: Faith and Doubt        

Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 2-Jan 13    
Explores the relationship between religious faith, forms of reasoning, and scientific explanation. Examines such questions as: What is the nature of religious faith? Is religious faith a rational, irrational, or non-rational belief? Does reasoning undermine faith or strengthen it? Are scientific and religious perspectives compatible?    
Luke Wright | 3 UG Credits
    
ISSS 3760: Issues in Leadership

Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Designed to serve as an overview and exploration in the ever-growing field of leadership studies, the purpose of this course is to learn about leadership- to be better at leadership, whether in an organization, community, family, or some other context. A wide-range of topics and issues will be examined through historical and modern conceptions, case studies, moral and ethical sides of leadership, and focused looks at crisis leadership.
Russell Linden | 3 UG Credits
    

ISSS 3773: Navigating Cultural Differences within Global Businesses        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Examines business management and leadership methods when working with cultural issues in today's international businesses. Addresses challenges and opportunities that different cultures create. Explores through classroom activities how to meet the challenges that may occur and addresses examples of diversity in a global setting.    
Mary Repass | 3 UG Credits


Spring 2023

ISBU 3760: Issues in Leadership        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Designed to serve as an overview and exploration in the ever-growing field of leadership studies, the purpose of this course is to learn about leadership- to be better at leadership, whether in an organization, community, family, or some other context. A wide-range of topics and issues will be examined through historical and modern conceptions, case studies, moral and ethical sides of leadership, and focused looks at crisis leadership.
Russell Linden | 3 UG Credits
    
ISBU 3773: Navigating Cultural Differences within Global Businesses        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Examines business management and leadership methods when working with cultural issues in today's international businesses.  Addresses challenges and opportunities that different cultures create.  Explores through classroom activities how to meet the challenges that may occur and addresses examples of diversity in a global setting.    
Mary Repass| 3 UG Credits
    
ISHU 3860: Faith and Doubt        
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 2-Jan 13    
Explores the relationship between religious faith, forms of reasoning, and scientific explanation. Examines such questions as: What is the nature of religious faith? Is religious faith a rational, irrational, or non-rational belief? Does reasoning undermine faith or strengthen it? Are scientific and religious perspectives compatible?    
Luke Wright | 3 UG Credits
    
ISSS 3760: Issues in Leadership
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Designed to serve as an overview and exploration in the ever-growing field of leadership studies, the purpose of this course is to learn about leadership- to be better at leadership, whether in an organization, community, family, or some other context. A wide-range of topics and issues will be examined through historical and modern conceptions, case studies, moral and ethical sides of leadership, and focused looks at crisis leadership.
Russell Linden | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3773: Navigating Cultural Differences within Global Businesses        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-10:00pm | Jan 2-Jan 13    
Examines business management and leadership methods when working with cultural issues in today's international businesses. Addresses challenges and opportunities that different cultures create. Explores through classroom activities how to meet the challenges that may occur and addresses examples of diversity in a global setting.    
Mary Repass | 3 UG Credits

ISBU 3610: Organizational Behavior        
Online Synchronous | Thursdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 19-Apr 27 | No class 3/9/2023; Spring Break
Studies the basic theories and research related to the practices of contemporary organizational behavior. Emphasizes the interpersonal skills that promote individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Class activities are interactive and include experiential exercises, case analyses, and collaborative learning.    
John Hulburt | 3 UG Credits
    
ISBU 3810: Ethical Issues        
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Introduces the philosophical concept of the ethical discrimination of actions.  Examines primary sources in some detail by presenting prevailing philosophical systems.  Studies decision-making in the context of the contemporary world using examples such as business environment, faith and religion, and the political arena.    
Guy Aiken | 3 UG Credits

ISBU 3890: Technology Integration Through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break
Focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly with students' experience with technology integration. Explores contemporary issues of DEI (including access, cultural perspectives, and racial inequality) that affect all levels of learning and areas where learning takes place (business, STEM, etc). Takes a critical look at the history of emerging technologies, and how access and integration have changed for underserved groups.
Gail Hunger | 3 UG Credits
    
ISHU 3183: Writing the Story of Your Life:  Creative Nonfiction        
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 4:00-6:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Student learns how to bring together the imaginative strategies of fictional story telling with new ways of narrating true, real-life events.  Explores how Creative Nonfiction writing allows you to share your stories in compelling ways, helps you write effectively in professional and personal situations, and provides new ways for you to document real-life experiences as they occurred.    
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits
    
ISHU 3500: Photography as Art        
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 23-May 1 | No class on 3/6/2023; Spring Break    
Examines the tense but fruitful relationship between photography and art.  Draws upon aesthetics, history, and criticism to explore controversies about photography as art, examine the impact of photography on artistic ideas and practices, and evaluate the importance of photography and art in modern culture.    
John Hulburt | 3 UG Credits
    
ISHU 3810: Ethical Issues        
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Introduces the philosophical concept of the ethical discrimination of actions.  Examines primary sources in some detail by presenting prevailing philosophical systems.  Studies decision-making in the context of the contemporary world using examples such as business environment, faith and religion, and the political arena.    
Guy Aiken | 3 UG Credits

ISHU 4180: The Nature of the Hero and How to Create One
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break
Focuses on plot, point of view, discovery of theme, recognition and reversal, and writing in scene, for writers of fiction, nonfiction, screenplays and memoir. Creates an understanding of how stories are shaped and told. Explores Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, which distills the stories told in every culture into a framework for one's own story.
Robert Henry | 3 UG Credits
    
ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences - Exploring the Social Sciences
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Focuses on how social scientists explore the international issues of global poverty, development, humanitarian crises, and migration.    
Ann Marie Plunkett | 3 UG Credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences - Slavery and Abolition    
Online Synchronous | Mondays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 23-May 1 | No class on 3/6/2023; Spring Break    
Examines slavery and abolition in world history. Adopts comparative historical methods to identify recurring features of various forms of unfree labor, and notes singular/unique contexts. Considers the pre-modern world to the present; emphasizes European enslavement of Africans, esp. in the USA. Draws on a range of interdisciplinary approaches including economics, colonial studies, and anthropology.    
Richard Floyd | 3 UG Credits
    
ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Medical Humanities    
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Examines the places where art and medicine intersect. Explores the relationship between art and sanity and the contemplative, cathartic, and expressive possibilities of art as a healing modality. Provides students with a theoretical basis and vocabulary for discussing therapeutic art and a set of tools and exercises for creating it.    
George Andrews | 3 UG Credits 

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Art of Earth and Sky    
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break    
Examines the art (painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, metalwork) and architecture produced in North America prior to European contact. Focuses on forms of expression unique to cultures of the Anasazi, Hohokam, Mimbres, Casas Grandes, and Pueblo people of the Rio Grande, the Eastern Woodlands, and Mississippian cultures. Emphasizes not only form but how the works relate to rituals and worldviews.    
Julia May | 3 UG Credits
    
ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts    
Online Synchronous | Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00-1:15pm | Jan 18-May 1 | No class on 3/6/2023 & 3/8/2023; Spring Break    
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration.    
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits


ISLS 3000: Transformations: Reading, Thinking, and Communicating in the Liberal Arts 
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break 
Develops reading, writing, critical thinking, technology and research proficiencies necessary for success at college level and beyond; orients students to the culture of the University and the community of the BIS program. Introduces the breadth of campus resources and addresses academic advising; utilizes the theme of transformation as subject matter for reading, writing and discussion to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exploration. 
David Horton | 3 UG Credits
   
ISLS 3211: Russian Politics        
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 24-May 2 | No class on 3/7/2023; Spring Break    
Explores Russia's political themes of the 20th century, especially events since the fall of the Soviet Union. Includes Russia's tentative steps towards capitalism and democracy in the last two decades. Employs different analytical tools to craft an interdisciplinary portrait of Russia. Provides an opportunity to substantially improve critical thinking and basic academic writing.
Yuri Urbanovich | 3 UG Credits
    
ISLS 3300: The Poet in Society        
Online Synchronous | Thursdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 19-Apr 27 | No class on 3/9/2023; Spring Break    
Explores the complex, historically-conditioned role of the poet in society as it has played out within two very different cultural traditions: the Western democratic tradition of free expression, as practiced in the U.S. and Western Europe, and the Russian/Soviet/East European tradition of the past century, in which censorship and repression of free speech has been the rule.    
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits

ISLS 3780: An Examination of the Criminal Justice System        
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break    
Provides students with an overview and understanding of the criminal justice system as a social institution inside of the American institution.  Enables students to gain an understanding of the various components of the criminal justice system and its responsibilities to include courts, corrections, and law enforcements.    
Alan Rasmussen | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3045: Science and Practice of Mindfulness        
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 18-May 2        
Considers the latest scientific findings about the mind-body connection, offers students the opportunity to experience them through direct mindfulness meditative practices. Explores formal and informal mindfulness practices, the contextual background of mindfulness, and applies them to a variety of professions and settings. Covers a range of contemplative exercises that cultivate emotional balance and the ability to cope with stress.    
Susanna Williams | 3 UG Credits
    
ISSS 3190: American Political Development        
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break    
Examines the history of American politics since the 1960's.  Key areas of study include political factors that influence the way U.S. presidents design their domestic and foreign policy agenda, the role of opposing views from special interest groups and political parties in decision making, and critical decisions made by presidents from civil rights legislation to the Iraq and Afghanistan War and Obamacare and how they affect our daily lives.    
Robert Guttman | 3 UG Credits
    
ISSS 3411: Topics in Personality Psychology        
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 18-May 2    
Explores major theoretical approaches to understanding the development, structure, and dynamics of personality. Analyzes recent scholarship and various research methods, with projects for students to apply leading theories in real-world social and professional settings. Enrollment for students admitted to the BIS degree program with the Psychology concentration.
Clair Berube | 3 UG Credits
    
ISSS 3830: Critical Issues in American Foreign Policy        
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 18-May 2    
Examines the critical foreign policy challenges facing the United States in the 21st century.  Explores the principal challenges and opportunities for American policymakers, such as: the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental issues, and human rights and democratization.    
Peter Ronayne | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 3890: Technology Integration Through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 18-Apr 26 | No class on 3/8/2023; Spring Break
Focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly with students' experience with technology integration. Explores contemporary issues of DEI (including access, cultural perspectives, and racial inequality) that affect all levels of learning and areas where learning takes place (business, STEM, etc). Takes a critical look at the history of emerging technologies, and how access and integration have changed for underserved groups.
Gail Hunger |3 UG Credits

ISSS 4314: The World of Theodore Roosevelt        
Online Synchronous | Thursdays 7:00-9:45pm | Jan 19-Apr 27 | No class on 3/9/2023; Spring Break    
Explores Theodore Roosevelt's life.  Investigates key political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that Roosevelt experienced and, in some cases, influenced.    
Clifford Haury | 3 UG Credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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