Accounting Curriculum


Offered every fall & spring

Introduction to financial accounting of the corporate entity, including generally accepted accounting principles underlying the analyzing and recording of transactions for preparation of the financial statements. Focus on understanding assets, liabilities, and equity accounts, as well as understanding internal control and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (2002) regulatory requirements. Introduction to financial statement analytical methods to assess the liquidity, solvency, and profitability of a business.

Offered every fall & spring

Prerequisite: ACCT 151

Introduction to managerial accounting. Managerial accounting topics and concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, contribution margin, capital budgeting, flexible budgets and profit planning, standard costs and variance analysis, decision making, responsibility accounting, job order costing and process costing.

Offered every fall & spring

Prerequisite ENG 112

Students learn to prepare effective written, verbal and digital presentations for a variety of business situations, including professional emails, memos, letters, individual and group oral and digital presentations, management briefs and reports. Attention is given to proficiency in the conventions of Standard Written English, well developed and well supported presentations, and strong delivery skills.

Offered every fall & spring

This course critically analyses the essential role of ethics in the American-Global business community. Topics for analysis include: the current ethical conditions in the business community; defining business; defining ethics; the necessary connection between business and ethics; the purpose/s of work; fair profits and wages; capitalism and its critics; global business practices; power and justice; corporate and employee responsibilities; business, sustainability, and the environment; ethics and global business relations.


Offered fall 2020, 2022, 2024

Law and its relationship to business. Concepts and cases involving the legal system, disputes, resolution, torts, contracts and other areas of commercial law.

Offered every fall & spring

This course focuses on practical skills such as writing resumes and cover letters, utilizing professional online networking resources, assessing career interests and researching internship opportunities.

Offered every fall & spring

Students use and manipulate data sets needed for analysis and presentation. Students will build and edit detailed electronic spreadsheets containing advanced features and functions such as financial formulas, pivot tables and charts, scenarios and data filters. Some statistical concepts and their applications within MS Excel are introduced. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in Excel through Microsoft Office Specialist certification examination.

$45 lab fee required.

Offered every fall & spring

Essential principles of economic analysis from the viewpoint of choices to be made by individual economic units. Scarcity; supply, demand and elasticity; opportunity costs; cost theory; price and output determination under various market structures and factor markets; government regulation; comparative advantage; international trade. Application of economic theory to current economic problems.

Offered every fall & spring

Essential principles of economic analysis from the viewpoint of the aggregate economy. Market systems; macroeconomic equilibrium; national income accounting; money and financial institutions; competing economic theories; business cycles, including recession, unemployment and inflation; the role of government in developing and implementing fiscal and monetary policies; international trade and finance. These topics are developed and discussed in relationship to current economic problems and issues.

Offered every fall & spring

An introductory course in probability and statistics. It includes calculation and analysis of statistical parameters with statistical software for personal computers. Topics include sampling, measures of central tendency and variability, probability distribution, normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing. Application of a variety of statistical tests, including the sign test, z-test, t-test, chi-square analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, and non-parametric tests. Comparable to PSY 235. Credit will not be given for both courses.


Offered every fall & spring

A survey course that explores the art and science of organizational management, the class will examine classic theories, modern theories and applications. Students will learn to assess management activities as they apply to ethics, multiculturalism, social responsibility, and group dynamics. The class will introduce the concepts of scalable management principles as applied to small companies or multi-national corporations and will include techniques to evaluate the organization’s environment and plan appropriate structures, processes and controls.

Offered every fall & spring

Prerequisite: ACCT 151 & MTH 270

Familiarity with Excel is recommended. This course introduces concepts and techniques of financial analysis with emphasis on corporate finance, although the financial principles explored in the course are useful for small business and personal financial decisions. Topics include financial statement analysis, corporate valuation, the time value of money and net present value, capital structure, and project analysis. These techniques can be applied to financial management in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

Offered spring 2020, 2024

Prerequisite: MTH 270

This course is designed to go beyond the topics covered in a one-term introductory statistics course. These new topics include: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and special topics in regression analysis. The course will also investigate sets of data called time series, which consist of values corresponding to different time intervals. A major objective of this segment is to examine past time series data and use our observations to forecast, or predict future values. In addition, students will use Microsoft Excel and IBM SPSS Statistics to learn how to incorporate statistical results into sample reports as well as gain exposure to the field of data analytics and the analysis of large complex datasets.

Offered every fall

Prerequisite: ACCT 151

Students will explore topics in AIS to understand and use technologies in making decisions in areas of the accounting profession, such as managerial accounting, financial accounting, auditing, and tax accounting. An introduction to the information systems used in accounting including: the flow of data from source documents through the accounting cycle into reports for decision makers, the use of enterprise resource planning software (ERP), the principle of internal control, flowcharting and systems narratives and the use of database systems in accounting. Additionally, students will gain experience in Microsoft Excel as well as integrated software designed to handle general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial statement analysis, fixed assets, sales order processing, inventory, and payroll.

Offered every fall

Prerequisite: ACCT 201

This course provides students with a comprehensive examination of financial accounting and reporting. Topics include: conceptual framework, preparation and presentation of financial statements, revenue recognition, percentage of completion and comprehensive income, recording and reporting of cash, receivables and inventory valuation issues, plant assets, intangible assets, current liabilities and contingent liabilities.

Offered every spring

Prerequisite: ACCT 351

This course is the second of the two-course intermediate accounting sequence. Topics include: long-term liabilities including bonds valuation, off-balance sheet financing, construction contracts, leases, pensions/post-retirement benefits issues and reporting, deferred income taxes, stockholders’ equity including complex capital structures, dilutive securities and earnings per share, investments equity and fair value accounting, and the preparation of statements of cash flow. Students will also become familiar with reporting requirements including: disclosure requirements, interim reporting requirements, projections and pro-forma financial statements.

Offered every fall

Prerequisite: ACCT 201

This course focuses on federal income taxation as it is applied to individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Topics include: determination of basis regarding the formation of corporations and partnerships, the federal income taxation of corporations, the taxation of estates, gifts and trusts, corporate tax returns as well as tax issues involving S-corporations. Gain or loss rules regarding distributions, sale of interest and dissolution are also covered.

Offered fall 2020, 2022

Prerequisite: ACCT 351 & 352

This course presents financial accounting theories and practices related to business combinations and consolidated financial reporting. Topics include the development of complex business structures, the forms of business combinations, financial reporting for inter-corporate acquisitions and operations as well as accounting for affiliated companies. Students will also become familiar with accounting and reporting issues in the multinational business environment. The course will culminate in group project and report in which students will demonstrate mastery in financial statements analysis.

Offered spring 2020, 2022, 2024

Prerequisite: ACCT 351 & 352

This course focuses on the contemporary auditing environment, the auditing profession, and the principles and practices of financial statement auditing. Topics include: auditing, attestation and assurance services, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), regulatory requirements, internal controls, and audit risk. Audit planning is also covered including procedures, evidence and documentation. Students will research changes in the accounting and auditing profession due to legislation, new pronouncements by regulatory and standard-setting bodies and forces of current events in the business world. Students will also develop an understanding of the auditor’s ethical considerations. The course will culminate in an audit project including a report either with and existing organization or with financial information provided by the instructor.


Offered every Spring

Prerequisite: ACCT 352

This is a case based course that examines different theories of the accountant’s professional responsibilities and ethics adopted by professional associations, state licensing boards for accountants, auditors, and fraud examiners such as the AICPA. The course will present a range of ethics-related issues, including the causes of ethical violations and frauds, whistle blowing, and the design and operation of company compliance and ethics programs. Topics include research, discussion and application of selected historical and contemporary ethical cases and issues as they relate to accounting firms and business activities. PS5

Offered every fall & spring

Intended for students who want to participate in supervised, off-campus, practical experience. An internship is a partnership between the student, Marymount and a company/organization. The student will work closely with an MCU Instructor of Record and the Internship and Career Planning Office to develop appropriate learning outcomes and to identify an organization/company offering a comprehensive experience focused on a specific area of interest in a structured work environment under the supervision of an on-site supervisor and an MCU Instructor of Record.

Offered every fall & spring

Provides the opportunity for students to participate in an on-campus experience with a Marymount faculty member, department or office. The focus of the practicum is related to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) developed by the student and the Instructor of Record.

Prerequisite: ACCT 353; Sr. standing

Federal and State income taxation of individuals Students will provide free income tax filing to include Form 1040EZ for low income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient individuals after training and tests. Laboratory and/or class computer applications may be required.

Offered every fall

Prerequisite: ACCT 151; Sr. standing

Provides students with a basic understanding of accounting and finance theory, concepts and tools to assist in the management of organizations and/or entrepreneurial ventures. The course is designed to allow students to view accounting as an information tool for managers and finance as a discipline to assure fiduciary success. Specific applications include balance sheet and income statement preparation and understanding, cash flow analyses, financing alternatives including cost of funds analysis, and what types of accounting systems best fit certain types of organizations or ventures.

Offered every fall & spring

Prerequisite: BUS 110

A foundation course in marketing theory and applications. Topics covered will include consumer research, product development, positioning, branding, market segmentation, pricing, communication, promotion, and distribution, with emphasis on the firm’s own planning and strategic context.

Offered every spring

Prerequisite: Graduate or Sr. standing

This course addresses the theory, methods and concerns of corporate finance from the perspective of management. The main topics include: global financial markets; corporate governance; the time value of money; capital budgeting techniques; uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; optimal capital structure; and multi-national financial management. Students develop an understanding of the broad financial issues and choices facing managers and how these choices influence performance, valuation, and risk.


ENG 112 – College Composition 1: Expository Writing (4 units)
Prerequisite – ENG 108, if required, with a C or higher
The course introduces students to the requirements of academic writing: the use of quotation, summary, paraphrase and to the conventions of documentation, using a variety of approaches, including enumeration, definition, comparison/contrast. Students are required to complete at least three major assignments, including a limited research paper or documented essay.


ENG 112H – College Composition I: Expository WritingHonors (4) Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 112 and invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. This honors course introduces students to the requirements of academic writing (quotation, paraphrase, summary) through a thematic approach that ties together all course assignments. Students will complete three formal essays, including a limited research paper, in addition to attending two theme-related field experiences.


ID 230Information Literacy (1 unit)
Learn to construct a research strategy and use research resources for academic and career endeavors. Examine information technology’s impact on the individual and society.

1 course from the following:

PHI 325 – Modern Catholic Philosophy (4 units) 

This course introduces students to key movements and figures in Catholic philosophy from the nineteenth century through the present day: Romanticism, Ontologism, Integralism, Voluntarism, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Thomism, Analytical Philosophy, and Postmodernism. A3, PS1

REL 102Roots of Western Religious Literature I (4 units)
The literature of ancient Hebrew civilization and of the early Christian movement, as preserved in the Bible, from a culture very different from our own. The course aims to capture a sense of what this literature meant to the people of its time by studying its historical, cultural and literary background. This provides depth and perspective for a student’s personal interpretation of the Bible.

REL 103Roots of Western Religious Literature II (4 units)
The literature of the early Christian movement, as preserved in the New Testament of the Bible, was produced in a culture very different from our own. The course aims at reading this literature through the eyes of key persons of that time. The student will thus obtain a fresh perspective that will provide context and enrichment for personal reading of scripture literature.

REL 112 – Theology of the Nicene Creed (4 units)
An introductory survey of traditional Christian belief as expressed in the Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed. (Replacing REL 110).

REL 120 – Introduction to Catholic Thought (4 units)
Students will examine various themes in Catholic theology and how they relate to perennial human questions and aspirations. Theology can be understood as reflection upon faith experience, which in turn leads to the formulation of structures of belief. Students will gain an appreciation of the Catholic understanding of the human person, approach to revelation and mystery, and contribution to moral reasoning. In this conversation with the Catholic tradition, students will explore their own approach to foundational spiritual and ethical questions.

REL 130 – World Religions (4 units)
Introduction to the history, literature and thought patterns of the major religions of the world.
REL 130H – World Religions-Honors (4) Prerequisite: Invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Introduction to the history, literature and thought patterns of the major religions of the world. Students will examine the nature, origin, function, and experience of religion through a research project that profiles the lived experience of a religious community of their choosing in the greater Los Angeles region. At least one field trip to a religious site will occur during the semester.

REL 230 – Catholic History & Thought (4 units)
Survey covering Catholic history, with a focus on thought, doctrine, ritual, and other aspects to provide students with a basic knowledge of the Church, its origins, development, and contemporary situation in a global context.

REL 310 – Catholic Social Teaching (4 units)
Studies the complex social problems facing the modern world by investigating the ways the Catholic Church, Catholic thinkers and activists have applied Christian principles to social issues, with special emphasis on official church documents since Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891). Students are not required to accept Catholic social teaching, but to enter into dialogue with it. PS1

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AM 201 – Western Civilization Art Since the Renaissance (4 units)
Class hours: 4 lecture. This history course surveys the painting, sculpture and architecture of Western civilization from the Renaissance through the 19th Century. The course explores the religious, philosophical, social and political ideas that have influenced artists and art movements throughout this period.

AM 211 – Asian Art & Architecture (4 units)
Class hours: 4 lecture. This history course surveys the painting, sculpture and architecture of Non-Western cultures including China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The course explores how the ideals, values and religious beliefs of Non-Western cultures have influenced the art and artists of Asia.

AM 304 – History of Multimedia (4 units)
Class hours: 4 lecture. Explores how traditional forms of media including print, radio, film, photography and television evolved and have begun to converge into new digital forms of media in contemporary times, facilitating media democracy and transnationalism in the late 20th and the 21st century. Students learn the history of personal computer and the World Wide Web to understand the evolution of digital technologies as a catalyst for new and emerging media, and to survey culturally diverse media production in a dynamic global environment.

AM 305 – History of International Cinema (4 units)
Class hours: 4 lecture. A study of the cinematic styles and history of five major regions of the world: Europe, Russia, China, Japan and India. Modules of study will follow each of these geographical locations from the advent of motion pictures to their modern day states, students will learn about important and unique films and filmmakers from each culture. Special attention will be given to the ways in which each culture has had a unique and important influence on the global cinematic community.

BUS 535 – Global Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (3 units)
Prerequisite: Graduate or Senior standing.
Entrepreneurship is an integral part of economic change and growth. The course explains how economic conditions and incentives affect entrepreneurship, and how the actions of entrepreneurs in turn affect the broader economy. Entrepreneurship is viewed as an economic development strategy and entrepreneurs as agents of change and innovation. The course draws from recent theoretical insights and empirical findings to show how economics can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship.

CAR 301 – International Journalism (4 units)
This class focuses on the unique challenges of portraying foreign cultures in reporting. International journalism is a critical component in all facets of reporting, and this course develops an understanding of the complexities inherent in communications with foreign cultures. Students examine international journalists’ work, explore how they strive to connect cultures in media conversations and coverage, and generate writing that connects the world through writing and reporting. The course covers practical approaches to journalism today.

CAR 332 – Multicultural Communication (4 units)
Prerequisite: CAR 105 or 145 or BUS 230.
The course examines the relationship between culture and communication with emphasis given to cultural norms and values, variances in contexts, psychological influences, linguistic and nonverbal variables. Additionally, methods for identifying potential cultural miscommunication and processes for resolving them through communication are also explored.

CAR 401 – Social Media in Marketing (4 units)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

In this course students learn how to use social media for marketing with a global perspective. Through examining case studies and interactive class exercises students learn best practices and technical skills in order to connect business objectives with social media strategies, platforms and tactics. R2, PS2

CJ 362 – Transnational Crimes and Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (4 units)
Prerequisite: CJ 101 or ECO 135.
This course presents an examination of selected criminal justice agencies around the world and their efforts to combat transnational criminal issues. The political, social, and economic environments are studied in relation to varying criminal justice practices. Topics will include the role of international law, the international criminal courts, the United Nations, and Interpol.

ECO 135 – Perspectives on Global Development (4 units)
This course provides a comparative, multi-disciplinary overview of concepts, methods, and theories of development and growth. Global disparities in wealth, power and quality of life are analyzed, and alternative approaches to development are examined.

ECO 400 – People, Profit, Planet (4 units)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
An interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of meeting human needs in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. The course expands on classical economic models by integrating consideration of a triple bottom line of profitability, social equity, and physical sustainability in the broader context of resources, systems, and values.

ECO 410 – Resource Economics (4 units)
Prerequisite: upper division standing.
This course explores historical analysis of population economics and resource management. It will examine aspects of local, national and global markets for resources and the implications for future resource policy. Private-sector and public-sector solutions will be debated. Particular emphasis may be placed on timely topics such as the demand and supply of water and various energy sources.

GS 241 – Reflective Experiential Sojourn (1-2 units)
The course requires students who are encountering first hand a culture other than their own to engage in guided reflection on the experience. The course is open to international students studying in the U.S. as well as any student studying in a MCU-approved program outside of the U.S. May be repeated for credit.

GS 405 – Global City (4 units)
A critical study of significant global cities of the world which examines the urban development, history, culture, politics, economics, environment, art, architecture, spatial analysis, resources, and relationships with other cities within globalization. 405A Global City: Los Angeles – The city of Los Angeles will be studied through the works of scholars, filmmakers, and even the city itself as classroom for various onsite observations. 405B Global City: London – The city of London as a uniquely globalized and post-colonial city will be studied through the works of scholars, artists, and filmmakers.

HIS 100 – Western Tradition I (4 units)
The emergence of European culture and the development of western society from the neolithic era to the Enlightenment. Emphasis on the political, economic, social, religious and intellectual events that had an impact on the maturation of European traditional culture.

HIS 101 – Western Tradition II (4 units)
Emergence of modern European culture and the development of western society from the Age of Absolutism to the present. Emphasis on political, economic, social, religious and intellectual events that had greatest impact on the maturation of modern Europe.

HIS 330 – Latin America and the Latino Experience (4 units)
History of Latin America, with special emphasis on Mesoamerica, from before European contact up to the present. Explores the history of relations between Latin America and the US, with an emphasis on the development of Latino/Hispanic communities in the US, the development of Chicano and Diaspora identities, the role of US-Mexico border, and the role of Mexican heritage in US cultural diversity. Combining archaeology, ethnohistory, history, anthropology, cultural studies, political science, global and ethnic studies, this course provides an in-depth foundation in the origins of, and evolution of, the Latino experience in America.

POL 240 – Introduction to International Relations (4 units)
This course develops critical thinking skills through observation, analysis and evaluation of competing theories concerning international politics and the specific challenges facing decision-makers. Topics include international conflict and cooperation, economic development, and global environmentalism.

PSY 280 – Intercultural Psychology (4 units)
Prerequisite: PSY 150.
This course introduces theories, concepts and research methods employed in studying behavior in the intercultural context, variables influencing human interaction, and basic knowledge concerning cultural issues. This course facilitates students’ development of observational and analytical skills regarding intercultural interaction.

PSY 340 – Foundations of Counseling (4 units)
Prerequisite: PSY 150.
This course is an introduction to counseling theory and practice. Psychological theories, techniques and processes are studied. Ethical perspectives, issues and concepts are understood through psychological case studies.

REL 130 – World Religions (4 units)
Introduction to the history, literature and thought patterns of the major religions of the world.

SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology (4 units)
Introduction to basic concepts of sociology and sociological analysis. Emphasis upon the group, socialization, social processes, stratification, institutions, social organization and social change.

SOC 250 – Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class in the United States (4 units)
Strongly recommended: An introductory course in Psychology or Sociology.
This course examines and analyzes stratification in the U.S. with consideration of the major ethnic and racial groups and gender inequality. Historical and contemporary views and research of assimilation, prejudice and discrimination of minority groups in society will be offered.

SPA 200 – Intermediate Spanish I (4 units)
Prerequisite: SPA 101, or satisfactory score on the placement test, or credit by examination.
Course includes intensive review of grammar with emphasis on the uses of the subjunctive, advanced conversation. Compositions and readings in Spanish culture and civilization designed to increase proficiency in written language and promote intercultural awareness.

THE 310 – Theatre, History and Culture (4 units)
Prerequisite: THE 376.
This course explores the ways world history and culture has shaped various performance traditions. The central focus of this course is the relationship between performance theatre and various modes of human communication. The course is organized according to four main parts: PART I: Performance and theatre in oral and written cultures before 1600; PART II: Theatre and print cultures, 1500 – 1900; PART III: Theatre in modern media cultures, 1850 – 1970; PART IV: Theatre and performance in the age of global communications, 1950 – present.

1 course with a SCI prefix (Other than 136, 321, 342, 443, 497, 498 and 1-unit lab
classes  No Lab fee for ’20-21)


BUS 301 – Management for Sustainability (4 units)
The course examines what we mean by sustainability, how businesses as agents of change can integrate sustainability into strategic planning, and how they can recognize opportunity and build success by doing so. Topics include organizational culture and incentives, systems thinking, sustainable strategies and policy, innovation, efficiency, stakeholder engagement, partnerships, cradle to cradle design, product development, product life cycle assessment, environmental accounting, product declarations, management metrics, sustainability targets, training, and promotion. The class works collaboratively on a case study that benefits a local project or organization.

CJ 200 – The Fundamentals of Forensic Science Investigations (4 units)
This course studies the fundamentals and applications of the forensic sciences. This crime scene management course will survey fundamental topics in biology and chemistry that are relevant to forensic science. Topics include Management of Crime Scenes, Medicolegal Death Investigation, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Biological samples, DNA, PCR, Genetics, Proteins and Enzymes, Cellular Biology, Structure and Reactivity of Chemical Compounds, and Ethics and Forensic Science. This course is designed for forensic investigators, police officers, private or public investigators, or other students or professionals with an interest in forensic investigation.  No Lab fee for ’20-21

ECO 400 – People, Profit, Planet (4 units)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
An interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of meeting human needs in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. The course expands on classical economic models by integrating consideration of a triple bottom line of profitability, social equity, and physical sustainability in the broader context of resources, systems, and values.

ECO 410 – Resource Economics (4 units)
Prerequisite: upper division standing.
This course explores historical analysis of population economics and resource management. It will examine aspects of local, national and global markets for resources and the implications for future resource policy. Private-sector and public-sector solutions will be debated. Particular emphasis may be placed on timely topics such as the demand and supply of water and various energy sources.

GEO 108 – Physical Geography (4 units)
Physical Geography is the study of planet Earth as a system of interrelated parts, exploring its major subsystems – land, water and air – and their interactions. Topics include weather and climate, the hydrologic cycle, land forms, soils, and vegetation.

GS 220 – Introduction to Sustainability (4 units)
Recommended preparation: prior college science course.
A survey of the theory and practice of sustainability, addressing human impacts on Earth’s natural and human resources through resource consumption, waste and pollution. Coverage includes philosophical rationales, scientific underpinnings, and applied measures to reduce unsustainable practices in business operations, public administration, household management, and other enterprises.

ID 233H – Food in America-Honors (4 units)

Prerequisite: Invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

This interdisciplinary course will explore where our food comes from and how it shapes our bodies and identities. To understand the place of food in society, we will draw on a number of disciplinary lenses to better understand the ecological, social, health, political, policy, legal, and economic dimensions of food. Students will choose a project from a variety of food related topics (e.g.  agricultural movements, food justice, food ethics, or nutrition and the American diet) conduct research drawn from a number of disciplinary methodologies and create a presentation. In addition to reading, course delivery methods will include: discussion, field experiences, guest lectures, a journal, and multimedia. PS3

ID 300H – Thirsty Planet – The Science, Economics and Politics of Water-Honors (4 units) Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or higher and invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. The course examines scientific, ecological, economic and political perspectives on issues involved in decisions about water management. PS3

PSY 370 – Psychology of Health and Wellness (4 units)
Prerequisite: PSY 150. This course will explore the contributions of psychology to our understanding of health and illness. We will explore the relationship between psychological factors and the development of illnesses; the role that social, emotional, and behavioral factors play in the prevention of illness and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle; and we will examine how psychologists can assist in the management of chronic and terminal illnesses. We will also take a critical look at the current state of our healthcare system.

PSY 445 – Physiological Psychology (4 units)
Prerequisite: PSY 150 and PSY 240.
Study of the neurological and physiological foundations of behavior. Includes an introduction to functional neuroanatomy, as well as detailed study of the physiological bases of sensation, perception, emotion, motivation, learning, and higher mental functions. (Formerly PSY 335)

1 course from Arts & Media (AM exclusions: 107, 207, 307, 407, 450, 497, 498, Internship, and Practicum courses) or Theater or

BUS 315 – Principles of Entrepreneurship (4 units)
Recommended pre- or corequisite: BUS 300.
The course will set the framework for the principles and practices necessary for the formation and development of a new enterprise. In addition, students will learn what investors look for when assessing a business opportunity.

BUS 316 – Entrepreneurship II (4 units)
Prerequisite: ACCT 151, BUS 315.
A project-based course that will emphasize the hands-on business practices which are the major components of a full-cycle development of an idea into a successful enterprise. Students will refine their entrepreneurial skills and develop a business plan.

BUS 415 – Entrepreneurship for Social Change (4 units)
Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field which asserts that the problems of the world cannot be solved by governments or economic markets. To make real changes, entrepreneurs must act as stewards of their communities and undertake ventures which add social value. This interdisciplinary course is targeted to those students who believe they may seriously consider a social entrepreneurial opportunity early in their careers, although the skills developed will benefit any career direction. This course will include a field project with significant social service value-added.

BUS 454 – New Product Development (4 units)
Prerequisite: BUS 350.
This course will use readings, case analysis and projects to examine the processes, tools, and best practices used in developing new products and services. Topics include concept identification, market feasibility, technical feasibility, financial feasibility, new product adoption, and life-cycle management.

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature (4 units)
Prerequisite: ENG 112.
A survey of literature by genre and/or chronology with the principal emphasis on representative works from English and American literature. Short stories, poetry, and at least one play and one novel are studied in critical detail.

ENG 125 – Literature and Film (4 units)
Prerequisite: ENG 112.
This course applies the principles of literary criticism and aesthetic analysis to the study of film and literature. Topics include the function of narrative in film, the relationship between the verbal and the visual image, and film as an effective medium for literary themes.

ENG 140 – Introduction to Drama (4 units)
Prerequisite: ENG 112.
A survey of dramatic works from the perspective of literature. Various types and forms of the drama as well as the artistic concerns of the dramatist are examined through selections from the history of the theatre.

ENG 310 – American Catholic Writers (4 units) Prerequisites: ENG 112, a lower division religion course, and a lower division literature course. This course examines American Catholic writers of the 20th Century, with an emphasis on Fiction, Drama, and Film. Students will learn how the author’s Catholic beliefs influence the characters, themes, and situations of the literary work, and understand how belief systems give unique perspectives on various aspects of American culture and society.

ID 111 – Immersive Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications and Enterprise (4 units)

An introductory course in reactive technology.  Immersive technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is now a mainstream phenomenon used in many industries including, film, media, science, computer science, games, criminal justice, psychology, business and enterprise. In this course students from across the university will learn an overview of the field of virtual reality, and substantive training in the appropriate tools. Students will work in teams to learn about immersive technology for real-world international application, use immersive VR simulations relevant to their respective fields. R2, PS4

ID 200H – Artificial Intelligence: Computational Creativity and Empathy-Honors (4 units) Prerequisite: Invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

This interdisciplinary course explores history, representation and utilization of artificial intelligence in various forms of cultural productions including literature, film, art, music and video games. Students learn the ethical issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence in cultural productions and its impact on how we see and understand our world. PS4, PS5

ID 430H – Perspectives on Leadership through Film and Theater-Honors (4 units) Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or higher and invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The course offers students opportunities to discuss and reflect on leadership attributes and challenges through the ages as portrayed through film and theater. Includes a practice-based research project. R3, PS4, PS5


Any college level course listed in the Catalog or accepted as transfer credit may be used as an elective to fulfill the 120 unit degree requirement in this BS program.

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