Current Term Classes

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.  

Find classes for the current term listed below in alphabetical order by program. 

Summer 2024

Degree Programs

Class registration for the Summer 2024 term begins on March 28 for SCPS degree and certificate students.

BIS students should register in BIS classes. Classes outside of BIS are by permission of your advisor. See class details for restrictions. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars. Community Scholar registration opens during the fall and spring terms.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

ISBU 3422: Managing your Emotions in the Workplace  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 - Aug 7 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jun 22 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
Gives a fundamental overview of Emotional Intelligence and shows how understanding Emotional Intelligence leads to a beneficial working career and personal life. Presents an E.I. competence framework and reviews basic domains, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management through various methods to promote learning by doing. Applies theoretical concepts to real world situations.  
Stephen Oliver | 3 UG Credits 

ISBU 3710: Managerial Finance
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | Jun 6 - Aug 8 | Saturday 9am-1pm | Jul 6 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day)
Principles and practices of business finance focusing on managerial decision-making in financial policy. Topics include capital structure, types of securities and their use in raising funds, risk, valuation, and allocating resources for investment.  Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.  
John Hulburt | 3 UG Credits 

ISHU 3185: Literature of the Body 
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3-Aug 9 
Explores the relationship between the physical body and human identity through such topics as body image, eating disorders, sexuality, aging, disease and its effects on the body by reading and discussion of short stories, poems, and novels. Engages students in frequent formal and informal writing, beginning with personal narratives and journal responses. 
Jada Ach | 3 UG Credits 

ISHU 3193: Writing About the Environment  
Online Synchronous | Monday-Friday, 6-10pm | May 20 - May 31 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day)  
Focuses on classic, contemporary, and non-traditional literature about the environment. The course is divided into three sections: nature writing, place-based writing, and environmental writing. Readings focus on issues beyond landscape as gender, race, politics, ethics, and culture all play a part in environmental writing.  
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits 

ISHU 3901: Dance: Anthropological Origins of Dance and Music in World Cultures 
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | Jun 6 - Aug 8 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jul 6 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day) 
Examines the anthropological origins of dance history in world cultures.  Discusses the importance of dance to define and preserve the historic traditions within a culture.  Explores the inherent relationship between dance and music within both the socio-cultural and folk aspects, as well as the ceremonial, religious, and ritual aspects of a culture. 
Christie Mendoza | 3 UG Credits 

ISHU 4180: The Nature of the Hero and How to Create One  (CANCELLED)
PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED
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 US History 
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6-10pm | Jun 3 - Aug 5  
Investigates late nineteenth and twentieth century United States history. Develops core research skills using a variety of library resources, including how to interpret primary and secondary sources, and how to present findings.    
Stephen Levine | 3 UG Credits 

ISIN 4510:Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences – Apocalyptic Tradition
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 – Aug 9  
Provides a contemporary lens on apocalypse, which means to "unveil" through the lens of political science. Focuses on its uniquely American register, in particular how anxieties around westward expansion, mass immigration, industrialization, and Cold War atomic brinksmanship fueled an American apocalyptic imaginary.
Robert Kirsch | 3 UG Credits     

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Art in the Ring of Fire 
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 - Aug 7 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jun 22 | No class  Jun 19 (Juneteenth) 
Examines the development and meaning of art and architecture in small-scale indigenous cultures that inhabit areas along the Pacific Coastline. Though diverse in many aspects, the course attempts to uncover commonalities of expression between certain groups such as the Ainu of northern Japan and cultures of the Northwest Coast region of Canada from the perspective of art history, anthropology and ethnology.  
Julia May | 3 UG Credits 

ISIN 4520: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities - Britain & Its Empire: Art, Media, other Forms  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 4 - Aug 6  
Introduces major events and themes in the history of Britain and the British Empire, and places these developments in wider context of world history. Prioritizes non-traditional approaches and sources (paintings, engravings, film and television) to explore the past. Challenges national and ethnic stereotypes, and pursues a definition of British "character".
Richard Floyd | 3 UG Credits 

ISLS 3190: Good Cop, Bad Cop  Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 - Aug 7 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jun 22 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
This course examines the current use of the police power in a variety of situations, informed by the past and motivated by the future. Particular emphasis is on contemporary real-life examples to inform the discussion on the proper use of the police power. Those examples are subjected to a variety of perspectives, societal and individual, to gain a fuller understanding of the delicate balance of competing values.   
Alan Rasmussen | 3 UG Credits 

ISLS 3210: The Frost is Hard-Edged and Quick: Metaphor - Making a Final Unity  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 4 - Aug 6  
What is a metaphor? What role does it play in the way we see the world, ourselves and others? What metaphors guide our own thinking - as a society and a culture about politics, crime, illness, ourselves, love and life?  If we take metaphor seriously, is it possible to draw a hard line between fact and fiction, between arts and sciences, between the objective and subjective?  Does metaphor refute reason?  In this course students investigate these and related questions using a variety of media. Texts will be drawn from a spectrum of disciplines including poetry, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, literature and literary criticism.  
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3305: The Impact of Media on the Development of Popular Culture  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 - Aug 7 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jun 22 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth) 
Examines the media's role in conveying cultural meaning through popular culture.  Analyzes the histories and theories underlying media and popular culture; focusing on print, film, radio, television, the internet, and social media. Critiques contemporary popular culture through music, movies, tv programming, advertising, sports, fashion, celebrity culture, language, and collective public expression.  
Robert Guttman | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3410: Topics in Abnormal Psychology  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Aug 9  
Examines biological and genetic predispositions for major mental illness diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders. Explores current treatment models, including medication and therapy interventions. Engages students in analyzing recent scholarly articles and clinical case studies; and conducting independent research.  
Lillian Wallace | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3411: Topics in Personality Psychology 
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 – Aug 9 
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. 
Clair Berube | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3422: Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 - Aug 7 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jun 22 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth) 
Gives a fundamental overview of Emotional Intelligence and shows how understanding Emotional Intelligence leads to a beneficial working career and personal life. Presents an E.I. competence framework and reviews basic domains, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management through various methods to promote learning by doing. Applies theoretical concepts to real world situations.  
Stephen Oliver | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 3720: Witchcraft  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - May 31  
Surveys Western attitudes toward magic and witchcraft from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on the European age of witch hunting, 1450-1750.  
David Corlett | 3 UG Credits 

ISSS 4301: History of Social Protest Movements Through Music 
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6-10pm | Jun 3 – Aug 5 
Examines the history of American protest movements by looking at music from the 1900s to 2000. Analyzes readings and analyzes music from that period. Explores movements such as the populist movement, labor movements, anti-war protests, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, peace movements, and environmental movements.
Fredrick Dixon | 3 UG Credits

ISSS 4458: The Cold War  
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | Jun 6 - Aug 8 | Saturday, 9am-1pm | Jul 6 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day)  This course examines both Russian and American foreign policy at several critical points during the conflict.  Through major scholarly works, primary documents, films, class discussions, papers, and lectures students will work together to better understand the Cold War and gain a fuller understanding of its political, military, cultural, economic, and ideological impact at home and abroad.  The following questions will be explored: 1) How did the Cold War start?; 2) What were some of the important decisions made during the conflict, and why?; 3) Why did the Cold War end the way it did?  
Paul Pitman | 3 UG Credits 

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

PSHM 3080: Legal and Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 4 - Aug 6  
Provides an overview of the laws governing health care institutions and the ethical dilemmas facing health care managers and providers; reviews ethical principles utilized to examine health care issues. Evaluates the procedures followed by health care organizations in making legal and ethical decisions; addresses such contemporary issues as cloning, euthanasia, and organ donation. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS program. Stephen Oliver | 3 UG Credits 

PSHM 3805: Health Information Systems and Applications  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 – Aug 7 | Synchronous course dates are 6/5, 6/12, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7; All other classes are held asynchronously. 
Introduces foundational knowledge and emerging trends in health informatics, and examines how information systems can be utilized to improve patient care, health outcomes, efficiency, and quality. Provides knowledge on how health informatics can enhance evidence-based decision making, cost-management, and performance; analyzes key issues in data management, and confidentiality in health informatics. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program. 
Kevin Jackson | 3 UG Credits  

PSHM 4400: Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6-10pm | Jun 6-Aug 8 | Synchronous course dates are 6/6, 6/20, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8; All other classes are held asynchronously   
Provides an intro to the research process for the allied healthcare professional.  The purpose, conduct and eval. of research will be discussed using examples from the health sciences literature.  At the conclusion of the course, students will possess the skills to propose and present a basic health sciences research proposal and critically eval. the sources and substance of health related sources and literature. Prereq: PSHM 3010 & PSHM 3050 
Lillian Wallace | 3 UG Credits  

PSHM 4900: Capstone I: Development of the Health Sciences Management Project 
Online Synchronous | Monday, 6-10pm | May 5 - Aug 5  
Introduces the development of the health sciences management capstone project; students select a relevant project or research question and a focused topic of investigation, conduct a comprehensive literature review of the topic, engage with a project mentor, plan out the research project and complete a capstone project proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of PSHM 4400.  
David Corlett | 3 UG Credits 

PSHM 4950: Capstone II: Health Sciences Management Project Implementation  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Focuses on the successful completion of the student's capstone project proposed in PSHM 4900 Capstone Course I. Integrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired in the BPHM degree program and applies them to a problem or opportunity for improvement in the healthcare management field. Students conduct a project in a real world healthcare management setting. Prerequisite: PSHM 4900  
David Corlett | 3 UG Credits 

Master of Public Safety

PSPS 6000: Transformational Leadership in Changing Times  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Wednesdays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Explores public safety leadership concepts and essential approaches needed in forging lasting, collaborative relationships with the public they serve. Students will analyze complex social and security issues. While maintaining a mindset of sociocultural awareness and sensitivity, students craft solutions to those public issues by applying advanced knowledge of public safety planning, management, and response. Prereq: Admission to MPS Degree Prog.  
Shannon Dion Taylor & Eric Plummer | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPS 6005: Practical Applications of Risk Management in Public Safety Operations 
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Students will learn a theoretical & applied process to identify risks in every job description in their respective public safety agency. From this basis of risk identification, students will gain skills & knowledge to design & update control measures to proactively prevent tragedies from occurring. Final project will be a development of an instrument to recognize, prioritize, mobilize to address identified public safety risks in community/agency. 
Gordon Graham & Michele Wucker | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPS 6010: Constitutional Framework of Public Safety  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Mondays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous session will be recorded.  
Explores the Constitution as the ethical compass that guides the work of public safety professionals and cement a fundamental understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent 27 amendments. Students will develop a detailed understanding of both the powers and limitations that arise from the Bill of Rights, and closely examine the evolution of the rule of law that frames and guides their work.  
Carolyn Hess Johnson & Tani Cantil-Sakauye | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPS 6015: Practical Application and Understanding of Data for Public Safety Managers 
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Through a step-by-step process students learn to conduct statistical analyses to examine, evaluate, and share relevant public safety related data. Students also learn how to make practical interpretations of the data and methods for decision-making.  
James McElvain & TBD | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPS 6030: Developing and Implementing Systems of Emergency Preparedness  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Thursdays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Examines joint operations and incident command for complex events. Emphasis will be placed on command structure, continuity of operations, public safety response to community/public health emergencies, occupational health and safety, local systems and resources, inter-agency cooperation, and communications and technology support. Students will engage public safety response issues and apply their knowledge through scenario exercises.  
Lisa Curtis & Oscar Odom | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPS 6040: Creating and Sustaining Community Dialogue  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Focuses on the application of communication skills and principles in the context of public safety. Students will gain understanding and practice in engaging communities around such challenging issues as inequality and power; interactions in the aftermath of tragedy; officer fear and anger; historical, political, and economic divides; implicit biases and stereotype threat; and the importance of building coalitions across boundaries.  
Sara McClellan & Jay Farr | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPS 6050: Stewardship of Public Assets and Managing Human Capital  
Online Asynchronous | Available Jun 3 - Jul 31 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7pm, EST; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Students will develop a detailed understanding of the legal aspects of public employment law, and the short and long-term impact of recruiting and retaining talented employees. Emphasis will be placed on the means by which evidence-based strategies may be applied to determine the appropriate number of resources to deploy to normal and complex operations. Prereq: Admission to MPS Degree Program  
Patrice Kerner & Thomas Bradshaw | 3 GR Credits | Required 

Summer 2024

Certificate Programs

Class registration for the Summer 2024 term begins on March 28 for SCPS degree and certificate students.

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

Accounting

ACCT 3010: Introductory Accounting I 
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 21 – Aug 6  
Designed to introduce students to the language of business, the course begins with the role of financial data in contemporary society, proceeds to develop the accounting model for capturing financial data, and finishes with the problems of measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities, and equities. 
Erica Thompson | 3 UG Credits | Required  

ACCT 3020: Introductory Accounting II 
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 – Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth) 
Continuation of ACCT 3010. Explores additional financial accounting topics with focus on managerial considerations and financial analysis. Cost accumulation, allocation, and product cost methods are studied in a manufacturing setting. Matters such as evaluation of performance planning, cost behavior, and special decisions are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACCT 3010 or ACCT 2010 
Richard Lahijani | 3 UG Credits | Required 

ACCT 5110: Intermediate Accounting I  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)
Provides an intensive study of the generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations, and underlying processes behind principles.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3020 or ACCT 2020.  
Leon Hutton | 3 GR Credits | Required 

ACCT 5120: Intermediate Accounting II  
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 20 - Aug 5 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day)  
Continuation of ACCT 5110. Provides an in-depth study of accounting for the equities of a firm's investors and creditors. Covers special problem areas in financial accounting including accounting for leases, pensions, and income taxes. Prerequisite: ACCT 5110 or ACCT 3110.  
Dana Lee | 3 GR Credits | Required 

ACCT 5140: Cost Accounting  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
Addresses analysis of cost behavior and volume profit relationships, responsibility accounting and reporting flexible budgets, and the use of standard costs to guide and control performance.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3020 or ACCT 2020. 
Derek Henrichs | 3 GR Credits | Required 

ACCT 5200: Introduction to Accounting Information Systems 
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 23 – Aug 8 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day) 
Explores how accounting information systems are designed and implemented to meet organizational accounting and decision-making needs. Analyze how capabilities and limitations inherent to current technology may shape organizational operations and strategy. Topics include firm value of AIS, block chain, artificial intelligence, mapping business processes, database design and queries, internal controls, mitigating information risks, and more. 
Gary Brooks | 3 GR Credits  

ACCT 5210: Introductory Auditing  
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 23 - Aug 8 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day)  
Examines auditing methodology through a study of auditing standards. Includes the nature of evidence, program planning, work papers, internal control evaluation, types of audit tests, and audit reports.  Prerequisite: ACCT 5120 or ACCT 3120  
Richard Evans | 3 GR Credits | Required 

ACCT 5450: Federal Taxation I  (CANCELED)
Please note this class has been canceled effective May 1, 2024
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
Analyzes the federal income tax law and its application to individuals. Creates a study of problems covering personal and business tax situations. Assigns several cases for which the student prepares illustrative tax returns.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3020 or ACCT 2020 or Instructor Permission  
Harvey Hutchinson | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

ACCT 5460: Federal Taxation II 
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 20 – Aug 5 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day)  
Analyzes the federal income tax law and its application to corporations, shareholders, partnerships, partners, estates, and gift transactions.  Prerequisite: ACCT 5120. 
Charles Frazier | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

ACCT 5480: Corporate Governance and Ethics  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 21 - Aug 6  
Provides in-depth understanding of corporate governance and ethics related to the public accounting profession. Explores different ethical decision-making models and apply formal corporate governance frameworks to resolve ethical conflicts as faced by accountants. Examines the challenges to ethical decision-making faced by internal accountants & auditors and learn to evaluate & resolve ethical conflict.  
Michael Hood | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

ACCT 5710: Business Law 
Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 20 – Aug 5 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day) D  
Covers key areas of law that affect businesses. Topics that are covered include but are not limited to an introduction to the American legal system, Constitutional law, torts, contracts, sales, commercial paper, agency law, employment law, partnerships, corporations, hybrid entities, regulation of business, property law, and bankruptcy law.. 
S. Travis Bartee | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

Accounting (Undergraduate - Teach Out)

ACCT 3140: Cost Accounting
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)
Addresses analysis of cost behavior and volume profit relationships; responsibility accounting and reporting flexible budgets; and the use of standard costs to guide and control performance. Prerequisite: ACCT 2020.
Derek Henrichs | 3 UG Credits | Required

ACCT 5210: Introductory Auditing
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 23 - Aug 8 | No class Jul 4 (Independence Day)
Examines auditing methodology through a study of auditing standards. Includes the nature of evidence, program planning, work papers, internal control evaluation, types of audit tests, and audit reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120
Richard Evans | 3 GR Credits | Required

ACCT 5460: Federal Taxation II
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 20 – Aug 5 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day)  
Analyzes the federal income tax law and its application to corporations, shareholders, partnerships, partners, estates, and gift transactions.  Prerequisite: ACCT 5120. 
Charles Frazier | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

ACCT 5480: Corporate Governance and Ethics
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 21 - Aug 6
Provides in-depth understanding of corporate governance and ethics related to the public accounting profession. Explores different ethical decision-making models and apply formal corporate governance frameworks to resolve ethical conflicts as faced by accountants. Examines the challenges to ethical decision-making faced by internal accountants & auditors and learn to evaluate & resolve ethical conflict.
Michael Hood | 3 GR Credits | Elective

ACCT 5710: Business Law
Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 20 – Aug 5 | No class May 27 (Memorial Day) D  
Covers key areas of law that affect businesses. Topics that are covered include but are not limited to an introduction to the American legal system, Constitutional law, torts, contracts, sales, commercial paper, agency law, employment law, partnerships, corporations, hybrid entities, regulation of business, property law, and bankruptcy law.. 
S. Travis Bartee | 3 GR Credits | Elective

Certified Financial Planner

NCPR 500: Personal Financial Planning  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
Introduces the concepts of the financial planning process, client/planner interactions, time value of money applications, personal financial statements development and assessment, cash flow and debt management, and asset acquisition. Other topics and an overview of practice management concepts will be discussed. Recommended but not required: Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Statistics.  
Trent Colledge | Noncredit | Required 

NCPR 501: Insurance Planning  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 21 - Aug 6  
Introduces students to risk management and insurance decisions in personal financial planning. Topics include insurance for life, health, disability, property and liability risks, as well as annuities, group insurance, and long term care.  Prerequisites: Recommended but not required: Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics, and Statistics.  
Trent Colledge | Noncredit | Required 

NCPR 502: Investment Planning  
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 22 - Aug 7 | No class Jun 19 (Juneteenth)  
Provides an understanding of the various types of securities traded in financial markets, investment theory and practice, portfolio construction and management, and investment strategies and tactics. Prerequisites: Recommended but not required: Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics, and Statistics.  
Salman Sadiq | Noncredit | Required 

NCPR 506: Capstone: Financial Planning  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm | May 21 - Aug 6  
Engages students in critical thinking and decision-making about personal financial management topics in the context of the financial planning process. Focuses on refining and developing skills for personal financial planners when working with individuals, families, and business owners in meeting financial needs and objectives. Prerequisites: Completion of all other required courses.  
Gary Roseman | Noncredit | Required 

Cloud Computing

IT 3000: Cloud Computing Foundations  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 16  
Provides an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Covers cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Helps students prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.  
Eric Rzeszut | 3 UG Credits | Required 

IT 3110: Networking Fundamentals  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Introduces the Amazon Web Services (AWS) suite of network-related products, including AWS VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), AWS Direct Connect, Elastic Load Balancing, and Route S3. Covers troubleshooting tips and security best practices.  
Laura Malave | 3 UG Credits | Required 

IT 3130: Cloud Security  (CANCELLED)
Please note this class has been cancelled
Introduces several Amazon Web Services (AWS) services that can be used to improve security posture. Covers the different security design principles that help with planning the security approach. Covers the fundamentals of AWS cloud security concepts, including AWS access control, data encryption methods, and how network access to AWS infrastructure can be secured. Focuses on additional topics such as AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance.  
Rogelio Ofarril | 3 UG Credits | Elective 

IT 3405: Database Management and Administration  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9 | Synchronous sessions Mondays, 6-7:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. | No class May 27 (Memorial Day)  
Uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) to teach the reads and writes that can be handled with insertion, update and delete to optimize the performance. Covers deploying AWS database resources, managing those resources, and completing the assignments using AWS services.  Includes information on monitoring and troubleshooting and how to perform investigations and minimize downtime, thereby increasing availability.  
Majed Al-Ghandour | 3 UG Credits | Required 

Cybersecurity Analysis

SEC 3020: Cyber Security Policy, Law, and Ethics  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9 | Synchronous sessions Mondays, 7-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Provides overview of cyber security (CS) policies, laws, regulations, and ethical considerations that can be used to help protect and improve an organization's security posture. Explores related topics including ethics, CS policy requirements and controls, compliance, and implementation issues. Examines modern CS regulations and frameworks, and the various policies and procedures that may be used in an organization's security strategy.
Derek Holbert | 3 UG Credits | Required 

SEC 3030: Human Factors Cyber Security  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.
Explores human aspects of cyber security -- including security training and awareness, cyber ethics, hacktivism, hacker culture -- with emphasis on human motivations and responses. Examines common human-centered attacks, such as phishing, social engineering, and other psychological manipulation.  
Derek Holbert | 3 UG Credits | Required 

SEC 4030: Ethical Hacking  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Explores the tools and techniques used to assess the security posture of a target system. Topics include footprinting, reconnaissance, vulnerability discovery, and malware. Covers vulnerability discovery in a variety of systems, including web applications, mobile platforms, and cloud computing. Aligns with the EC-Council ANSI accredited Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.  
Angel Jones | 3 UG Credits | Elective      

Cybersecurity Management

BUS 5030: Designing Dynamic Security Architecture  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 12 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Explores the building blocks needed to implement security within the System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).  Focuses on how to analyze internal applications, computing platforms/network infrastructure, and corporate objectives with an eye toward designing flexible security architecture that is best suited for the enterprise.  Studies in-depth defense techniques and how they are applied to optimize security architecture. 
Michael Wojcik | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

Health Sciences Management

PSHM 5080: Legal and Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care  
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 4 - Aug 6  
Focuses on principles & theories of law related to healthcare delivery, management & administration. Examines the application of laws on healthcare liability prevention & the risks managers face. Explores legal & ethical issues in healthcare systems; and investigates the healthcare administrator as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Evaluates situations with potential ethical/legal implications.  
Stephen Oliver | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSHM 5805: Health Information Systems and Applications 
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6-10pm | Jun 5 – Aug 7 | Synchronous course dates are 6/5, 6/12, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7; All other classes are held asynchronously 
Examines how informatics in the health care industry improves patient care, health outcomes, efficiency, quality & evidence-based decision making; evaluates challenges and strategies for health care managers in implementing health information systems & their costs, benefits, and impacts in health care organizations. Analyzes key issues in data management, security, privacy and confidentiality. Prerequisite: Admission to HSM Graduate Certificate 
Kevin Jackson | 3 GR Credits | Required  

Human Resources Management

HR 5020: Staffing and Career Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Examines the processes and techniques that establish and govern the flow of interrelated organizational staffing activities. Includes case studies covering the latest staffing models and systems, economic conditions that impact staffing, laws and regulations, strategy and planning, measurement, job analysis, internal and external recruiting, and decision making.  
Ronald Beckwith | 3 GR Credits | Required 

HR 5040: Organizational Performance Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Examines the influence of human performance elements (such as quality of work-life, rewards and recognition, job design, teambuilding, and participative management) on organizational performance.  
Roderick French | 3 GR Credits | Required 

Information Technology

IT 3220: Strategic Business Value of Information Technology  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 – Aug 9 | Synchronous sessions Thursdays, 7-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.
Focuses on how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies. Introduces Porter's Five Forces Model, the value chain, technology payoff metrics, and risk analysis. Explores ways to leverage disruptive technologies for competitive advantage.
Lisa Wentzel | 3 UG Credits | Required  

IT 3230: Basics of Web Design  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Master the basics of website construction, design, and maintenance using XHTML and CSS.  The course provides an overview of aesthetic, business, and technical website design concepts. Attention is also given to the underlying concepts of website design such as navigation for websites, usability, accessibility issues, and the process of putting a completed website online.
Mary Smith | 3 UG Credits | Required 

Leadership

PSLP 5300: Foundations of Leadership  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions will be announced by instructor; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. 
Introduces students to various styles and theories of leadership.  Through self-assessment and guided inquiry, students examine and create their own unique style of leadership.   Students will develop approaches to adapt and modify leadership styles to various situations and individual personalities to influence organizational outcomes. 
Kai Degner | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSLP 5310: Strategic Leadership  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions will be announced by instructor; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. 
Focuses on strategic planning and foresight.  Uses case studies to explore the challenging role of leaders in different organizational settings and how leaders can strategize for successful outcomes.  
Peter Ronayne | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.  
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.  
Edward Kropp | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPM 5230: Project Management: Leadership and Managing the Project Team  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management. 
Michael Powers | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

Procurement and Contracts Management

PC 5010: Procurement Policy & Practices 
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 – Aug 9  
Covers all subchapters of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), providing an intensive review of practical technical, business and contractual issues that the government deals with in establishing and managing a federal contract. Topics include acquisition process, governmental acquisition plans, inspection and termination as well as some of the basics necessary for contracts and acquisition personnel. 
Thomas Eller | 3 GR Credits | Required  

PC 5040: Advanced Contract Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Reinforces and increases knowledge of the principles of contract formation and administration. Major topics include: market research, acquisition and source selection planning, contract types and financing, RFPs, protests, subcontract administration, contract finance and debt collection, contract payments and prompt payments, termination, delays, quality assurance and changes, claims, and closeout.  
John McCarthy | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PC 5100: Advanced Contracting by Negotiation  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Provides a detailed explanation of contracting by the negotiation method as provided in the current Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15. Reviews the policy and procedures in contracting by negotiation.  
Shelia Brooks | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PC 5170: Seminar in Government Contract Law and Analysis  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Introduces students to government contract law principles, contract clauses and provisions, and legal aspects associated with the complete life cycle of the federal contracting process. Familiarizes students with government contract law in contract formation, management, and administration and students will gain a deep understanding of the essential elements of federal procurement law and the role of the contracting professional.  
Justin Ruth | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PC 5200: Advanced Subcontract Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Aug 9  
Designed to cover the technical, business, and contractual issues surrounding subcontract management from both the prime contractor and subcontractor perspectives.  Intended for both commercial and federal students. Covers the entire subcontract relationship from initiation through termination.  
Ronald Falcone | 3 GR Credits | Elective  

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.  
Edward Kropp | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPM 5230: Project Management: Leadership and Managing the Project Team  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management. 
Michael Powers | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

Project Management

PSPM 5015: Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.  
Addresses how we stay in sync with stakeholders' needs and respond appropriately to changing conditions to support delivering value and customer satisfaction for our projects. Designed to provide students with tools and techniques for balancing stakeholder engagement and change management.
Susan Parente | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.  
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.  
Edward Kropp | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPM 5200: Project Schedule, Cost, and Budget Control  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Instructor will host optional synchronous sessions throughout the course.  
Introduces students to a variety of project scheduling and cost control techniques that are vital for a project to meet its schedule and cost goals and objectives. Concentrates on the variety of scheduling techniques (Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique) that can be used to guide and monitor project performance. Activities that are critical in preparing a realistic schedule are explored, discussed, and practiced. Students are then introduced to a variety of budgeting, cost estimating, and cost control techniques.  
Douglass Smith | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSPM 5230: Project Management: Leadership and Managing the Project Team  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.  
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management. 
Michael Powers | 3 GR Credits | Required 

PSLP 5300: Foundations of Leadership  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions TBD; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. 
Introduces students to various styles and theories of leadership.  Through self-assessment and guided inquiry, students examine and create their own unique style of leadership.   Students will develop approaches to adapt and modify leadership styles to various situations and individual personalities to influence organizational outcomes. 
Kai Degner | 3 GR Credits | Elective 

Public Administration

PSPA 5010: Public Policy Analysis  
Online Asynchronous | Available May 20 - Jul 26 | Synchronous sessions will be announced by instructor; Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. 
Introduces traditional and alternative approaches to policy analysis while exploring public policy theory. Develops knowledge necessary to identify contemporary public issues, assess policy alternatives, and analyze strategic impact. Covers policy stages from stakeholder engagement and agenda setting through policy formulation, adoption, and evaluation. Examines how politics can influence policy making across levels of government.  
Sean Ratican | 3 GR Credits | Required 

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