Management Curriculum

MANAGEMENT PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS

Offered every fall and 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 and spring

Prerequisite: ACCT 151

Introduction to managerial accounting. Managerial accounting topics and concepts, cost-volumeprofit 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 and spring

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 and 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 every fall and 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.

CS 280 – Introduction to Data Analysis

Offered every fall and 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.

Or

CS 280H – Introduction to Data Analysis-Honors

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

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.  Honors course will introduce advanced data analysis topics including: “big data,” data mining, and data visualization tools, such as Tableau and Power BI.  Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam.  $45 lab fee required.

Offered every fall and 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 and 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 and 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.

UPPER DIVISION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Offered every fall and 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 and spring

Prerequisite: BUS 110. Recommended corequisite: BUS 300. Recommended: knowledge of computer technology and Microsoft Office applications.

An intensive and in-depth study of the rapidly evolving field of Business Information Systems. Students will analyze the role of technological, economic and market forces that have changed the US from a manufacturing industrial country to an information and service provider country. Emphasis is on identifying opportunities and understanding the challenges for startup businesses and the important role that user-friendly Business Information Systems play in the success of these startup companies.

Offered every fall and spring

Prerequisites: ACCT 151 and 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 nonprofit sectors.

Offered spring 2022, 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 spring

Prerequisite: CS 280

Introductory project management. Topics include organizing and managing project teams, planning, scheduling and cost management. Emphasis on developing and organizing team projects from conception to conclusion. Students work with Microsoft Project.

Offered every spring

Prerequisite: BUS 300

A comprehensive study of the concepts, strategies, and skills inherent in the process of personal/professional transformation that is often the foundation of organizational leadership. Students will examine the various factors and classical and contemporary theories and styles of leadership, with their applications in a variety of professional global and local settings. Topics include models of leadership styles and techniques, organizational change agents, motivating personnel, decision-making and problem solving, ethics, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, and power.

Offered every fall and spring

Prerequisite: Senior standing, BUS 300 and Math 270

This course focuses on studying the practice of competitive strategy from the manager’s perspective. During this course, students will develop the skills to apply classic and modern tools for strategic analysis, planning and execution. Students will learn techniques for conducting quantitative business analytics, evaluating economic value/cost structures, and decision-making techniques and assess their relevance to a firm’s competitive advantage. In addition, students will enhance business communication and presentation skills.

CONCENTRATION OPTIONS

Students must choose:

12 units of General Management Electives OR 12 units of Computer Information Systems courses

Choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:

BUS 301: Management for Sustainability (4 units)
Offered fall 2019, spring 2021, 2022, 2023

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.

BUS 325 Organizational Behavior (4 units)
Offered every fall

A study of performance, behavior and group formation as it impacts organizational effectiveness. Students examine the social, psychological and theoretical factors that influence the management of groups and individuals in work settings. Topics include leadership, communication, power, organizational culture and politics.

BUS 350 Principles of Marketing (4 units)
Offered every fall and 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.

BUS 375 The Business of Sports (4 units)
Offered fall 2019, 2021, 2023

Utilizing the general principles of management, marketing and economics, this course introduces students to the sports industry. It offers a broad overview of athletics at the collegiate, Olympic and professional levels. Examples of topics which may be explored include: market structures, labor market issues, leagues and franchises, corruption, antitrust, and thepublic financing of stadiums.

BUS 378 Healthcare Administration (4 units)
Offered spring 2021, 2023

An overview of the healthcare industry and introduction to healthcare management in the United States. Topics include industry structure, legal context, insurance and funding models, cost
management, physician practice organization, evidence-based medicine, quality assurance and patient safety, patient rights and responsibilities, healthcare marketing and current issues in the delivery and management of healthcare.

BUS 401 Operations Management (4 units)
Offered every fall
Prerequisite: BUS 300

This course examines the detailed functions, planning, processes, and practices used to effectively oversee/manage the ‘value-adding’ activities within a business. This includes a solid overview of the history and evolution of said processes & practices, including an introduction to the Theory of Constraints which is a proven systems-based tool for more effectively managing ‘value-adding’ activities. From here, the students will be exposed to other systems-based processes and practices for other aspects of organizational management. These include: models and practices involving logistics including transportation, warehousing, and distribution channels. This course will also work with supply side management. It is the overall goal of this class to provide the student with a solid understanding of the approaches to Operations Management through a real world current operational and managerial challenges team projects.

An Internship in Management and/or A Practicum in Management (Minimum 2 units- Maximum 5 units combined)

Offered every fall and spring

At least 2 units from: or 

BUS-CIS//CS 391, 491 An Internship in CIS

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor of Record and completion of Internship Application. A supervised off-campus practical experience in a community, company or institutional setting. Application of core concepts in an academic field with an On-Site Supervisor and an MCU Instructor of Record.

and/or

BUS-CIS//CS 396, 496 A Practicum in CIS

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor of Record and completion of Practicum Application. Student participates in an MCU on-campus experience with a Marymount faculty member, department or office. Focus of the practicum is related to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) developed by the student and the Instructor of Record.
(Maximum 5 units combined)

ID 530 Leadership Seminar (3 units)
Offered every fall
Prerequisite: Graduate or Senior standing.

The course offers graduate students and qualified upper division students opportunities to reflect on leadership, through readings, presentation, discussion, and drawing on the experiences of guest speakers and students themselves in a variety of contexts. Includes a practice-based research project.

Students take one required class and a minimum of 8 additional units

 

CS 195 Programming and Problem Solving (4 units) 
REQUIRED Lecture and Laboratory
Prerequisites: prior experience with basic programming concepts recommended

Elements of good programming design, style, documentation and efficiency. Methods for debugging verification. Fundamental techniques for solving problems using C++ programming language. Principles and use of object-oriented programming, including overloading, data abstraction, templates, inheritance and polymorphism.

ACCT 340 Accounting Information Systems (4 units)
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.

AM 104 Introductory HTML & PHP (4 units)
Class hours: 2 lecture; 2 laboratory

Students learn the basics of reading and writing HTML. Basic hand coding skills are acquired using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will also learn introductory PHP scripting skills. Website administration methods and server technologies are also explored. $50 technology fee required.

AM 204 Website Design I (4 units)
Class hours: 2 lecture, 2 laboratory.

Introduces students to Adobe Dreamweaver to create basic Web page layouts. Students learn the basics of HTML, CSS and Adobe Photoshop to prepare photography and create graphics for Websites. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency, content development and design style. Basic Internet vocabulary and industry standards are covered. $50 technology fee required.

AM 214 Website Design II (4 units)
Prerequisite: AM 204
Class hours: 2 lecture, 2 laboratory

Studio course covers intermediate through advanced design and production methods for developing and publishing CSS Websites with Adobe Dreamweaver software. Students generate custom CSS code for Website and incorporate dynamic media into Web pages. Students learn how to generate dynamic content for Web pages with XML and acquire basic PHP scripting skills. Website
promotion and SEO will also be explored. $50 technology fee required. R2, PS4

AM 334 Website Technologies (4 units)
Prerequisite: AM 204
Class hours: 2 lecture, 2 laboratory

Advanced course covers various technologies for Website development. Students learn how to add sophisticated functionality to Websites with various coding and server technologies including PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Content Management Systems (CMS). Server administration and management is also covered. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency. $50 technology fee required.

CS 183 Computer Information Systems (4 units)
Lecture and Laboratory

The analysis, design, implementation, development and ongoing management of computer-based information systems; related software, hardware and networking issues for business and industry; end-user customization of applications and interfaces; and selection of information, via query and scripting languages. Programming languages and fundamentals of programming. Computer issues in the workplace and society.

CS 196 Introduction to Java Programming (4 units)
Prerequisite: prior experience with basic programming concepts recommended.

This course is an introduction to the Java programming language and the Object-Oriented Programming paradigm (OOP). Students will write programs to solve problems in business, mathematics and other subjects, working with character strings, arrays, functions and procedures. Java browser applets will also be covered.

CS 210 Introduction to C Programming Language (4 units)

Fundamentals of the C programming language and its application to problem solving. Topics include structured programming techniques, variable types, control statements, built-in and
user-coded procedures and functions, arrays, pointers, full handling, and use of the C library. R

AND
At least 2 units from: or 

BUS-CIS//CS 391, 491 An Internship in CIS

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor of Record and completion of Internship Application. A supervised off-campus practical experience in a community, company or institutional setting. Application of core concepts in an academic field with an On-Site Supervisor and an MCU Instructor of Record.

and/or

BUS-CIS//CS 396, 496 A Practicum in CIS

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor of Record and completion of Practicum Application. Student participates in an MCU on-campus experience with a Marymount faculty member, department or office. Focus of the practicum is related to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) developed by the student and the Instructor of Record.

(Maximum 5 units combined)

 

MCU BS CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF MAJOR

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.

Or

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.
Or
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

1 course from

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.

ID 302H – California in the Global Economy-Honors (4 units) Prerequisite: Invitation into Honors program or MCU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

An examination of California’s rich diversity, key industries, past and present trends, current challenges and opportunities including in agriculture, energy, education, arts and media, technology, tourism, services and international trade. Topics include natural and human resources, diversity, migration, innovation, physical infrastructure and transportation, and the international flow of goods, ideas and capital. May include guest speakers and field trips. PS2

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) or BUS 301; CJ 200; ECO 400, 410; GEO 108; GS 220; ID 233H, 300H PSY 370, 445

 

SCI 100 – Introduction to Physical Science (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. Interrelates the fundamental principles of chemistry and physics with emphasis on the experimental nature of science for the non-science major. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry (5 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course with a discussion section. The fundamental principles of chemistry are stressed, with emphasis on the chemistry of inorganic compounds. Includes the topics of atomic structure, chemical bonding, descriptive chemistry, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, equilibrium and redox. Recommended for students as a prerequisite for SCI 220, SCI 240, and/or SCI 116. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 116 – Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 115. This is a lecture and laboratory course with a discussion section. A survey of organic and biochemistry. A study of the fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including molecular structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds and their role in human biochemistry. An introductory look at the structure and function of biological macromolecules. Recommended for students entering an allied health field. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 120 – Physical Geology (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. Composition and structure of the earth, the forces acting upon it and the resulting 140 surface features. Includes laboratory demonstrations and optional field trips. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 130 – Biology of Animals (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course designed especially for the non-science major. Structure, function, development, evolution and overall diversity of animals. Interactions between animals and their environment. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 132 – Human Anatomy (4 units) Recommended prerequisite: successful completion of high school or college biology. This is a lecture and laboratory course. An introduction to the structure of the human body at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels. Laboratory includes extensive dissection of preserved animals. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 133 – Human Physiology (4 units) Recommended prerequisite: High school biology and chemistry with a grade of C or better, or their college equivalents. SCI 132 strongly Recommended. This is a lecture and laboratory course. An introduction to the function of the human body at the molecular, cellular and organ system levels of organization. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 135 – Anatomy and Physiology (4 units) Recommended prerequisite: High school biology or chemistry or the equivalent. This is a lecture and laboratory course. Structure and function of the human body. Basic physical, chemical and biological principles necessary to understand the functioning of the organism as a whole and of the major systems. Recommended for psychology majors. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 140 – Plants and Civilization (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. This course is designed especially for the non-science major. Basic structure, physiology and evolution of the major plant groups and the roles of plants in the development of civilization and in modern society. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 145 – Principles of Biology (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. Major themes and unifying concepts of biology; physical/chemical basis of life; cellular biology; genetics and evolution. Surveys the biological kingdoms, including structure and function, evolution and diversity, behavior and ecology of representative groups. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 150 – Microbiology (4 units) Prerequisite: High school biology or chemistry or equivalent. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This course studies the biology of living microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria and their role in health and other human-related activities. Stresses disease-related microbes, with emphasis on laboratory skills in culturing, isolation and identification of selected, non-pathogenic bacteria. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 155 – Introduction to Genetics (4 units) Principles of heredity with emphasis on humans. Includes the structure and function of genetic material, inherited diseases, the role of genes in cancer and current research in genetic engineering. This course is for the non-science major and has no college science prerequisite. PS3

SCI 160 – Marine Biology (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. An introduction to the sea and its inhabitants. Includes study of the major marine ecosystems, with emphasis on the intertidal. Also considers the problems arising from man’s intervention in the natural marine systems. Laboratory emphasizes field studies, dissections and studies of live organisms. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 170 – Ecology of Humans (4 units) This is a lecture and laboratory course. This is a study of the relationship between humans and the physical and biotic environment. The emphasis is directed toward the basic principles of ecology and evolution, the historical impact of humans on ecosystems and current environmental problems. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 200 – General Physics I (4 units) Prerequisite: MTH 105. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This course covers kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy and momentum, rotation, and simple harmonic motion. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 201 – General Physics II (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 200. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This course covers fluids, relativity, wave motion (including sound and light), electricity and magnetism. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 220 – General Chemistry I (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 115, or passing grade on the chemistry proficiency exam. This is a lecture and laboratory course with a discussion section. General Chemistry for Science and Engineering majors with laboratory. This is the first semester of a two-term sequence. It covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include states of matter, measurement, atomic structure, quantum theory, periodicity, chemical reactions, molecular structure and chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and theories and solutions. The laboratory work emphasizes physical-chemical measurements, quantitative analysis and synthesis. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 221 – General Chemistry II (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 220. This is a lecture and
laboratory course with a discussion section. This course is the second course in the
two-term sequence for General Chemistry for Science Majors with Laboratory, 1
year. Topics include thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and non-metallic elements, and an introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry. The laboratory work emphasizes physical-chemical measurements, quantitative analysis and synthesis. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 224 – Introductory Astronomy (4 units) An introductory course designed to
introduce students to the basic concepts of astronomy, including cosmology,
cosmogony, elements of the solar system, stellar formation, galaxies and planetary
observation. PS3

SCI 230 – Physics I with Calculus (5 units) Prerequisite: MTH 130 or MTH 120. This is a lecture and laboratory course with a discussion section. This course is a calculus-based survey of kinematics, dynamics, statics, momentum, energy, rotation, gravitation and planetary motion. In addition, the course covers elasticity and vibration, wave motion, interference and standing waves, sound, the kinetic theory of gases, and thermodynamics. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 231 – Physics II with Calculus (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 230. Recommended preparation: MTH 131 and MTH 132. This is a lecture and laboratory course with a discussion section. This course is a calculus-based survey of electricity, magnetism, light, geometric and physical optics, special relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. $150.00 lab fee required. PS3

SCI 233 – The Science of Human Performance (4 units) Prerequisite: one course from SCI 130, 132, 133, 135, 145, 150, 155, 160, 240, 241, 242 or 246. Principles of physiology and nutrition as they relate to physical activity and human performance. The course offers an overview of the study of kinesiology-the study of human movement. The course is for students who want a better understanding of the positive effects of physical activity and nutrition on health, exercise performance and longevity. PS3

SCI 240 – General Biology I (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 115 or 220. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This is the first of the three-course sequence designed for Biology majors. It provides a foundation in the principles of scientific inquiry and research, as well as to introduce to the structure and functions of a cell, as the basic unit of life. It describes cellular energy transformations and the process of growth including mitosis, meiosis and life cycles. In addition, laboratory sessions encourage the development of data collection and graphing skills and require scientific analysis and interpretation of data. The nature of scientific though and current progress in biology are discussed. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 241 – General Biology II (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 240. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This is the second of the three-course sequence designed for Biology majors. It provides a foundation in the principles of genetics, evolution and ecology. Topics include the structure, function and transmission of genes from the perspectives of classical genetics and molecular biology, evolution and the interactions between organisms and their environment. In the laboratory sessions, students perform experiments that require data analysis and systematization. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 242 – General Biology III (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This is the third of the three-course lecture and laboratory sequence designed for Biology majors. Biodiversity of organisms is explored and their systems examined at and above the cellular level with plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates receiving equal attention. Topics include systematics, morphology, physiology, evolution and behavior. In addition, laboratory work included openinquiry investigations and library research. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 246 – Nutrition (4 units) A comprehensive study of the biology of metabolism and nutrition, the pathology that results from poor nutrition, and the medical application of nutrition from neo-natal, pediatric, teen and adult perspectives. Students will gain knowledge of the psycho-social ramifications of nutrition in the current populace with special emphasis on alcohol disordered eating and diabetes. PS3

SCI 315 – Organic Chemistry I (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 221. This is a lecture and laboratory course. The first of the two-course Organic Chemistry sequence. Topics include an introduction to Organic Chemistry to include structure, reactions, mechanism, and analysis of major functional groups of organic chemistry. Discussion will include ionic and radical reactions. $150.00 lab fee required. A3, PS3

SCI 316 – Organic Chemistry II (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 315. This is a lecture and laboratory course. The second of the two-course Organic Chemistry sequence. Topics include structure and reactions of alcohols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, amines, aromatic compounds, heterocycles, sugars and amino acids. $150.00 lab fee required. A3, R2, R3, PS3

SCI 320 – Biochemistry (4 units) Prerequisites: SCI 316. Lecture 4 hours per week. This course is a survey of biochemistry covering intermediary metabolism and compounds of biochemical interest. The focus is on the application of biochemicals, catabolic pathways and regulation, and the biochemical foundations of life. Topics covered include:biochemical bonds and reactions, enzyme kinetics, amino acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Metabolism and regulatory pathways: glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, pentose phosphate, citric acid cycle, degradation and biosynthesis of lipid glycogen synthesis and degradation, oxidative phosphorylation.
PS3

SCI 330 – Biology of Microorganisms (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241. This is a lecture and laboratory course. This course covers microbial biology, biochemistry and genetics; ultrastructure and morphology, energy metabolism, physiology of bacterial growth, regulatory mechanisms, action of chemotherapeutic agents, and studies of clinical viruses, mycology and parasitology. The course covers the core concepts of microorganisms, emerging diseases, and the cutting-edge discoveries. No Lab fee for ’20-21.  R2, PS3

SCI 333 – Exercise Physiology (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 233. Exercise physiology is the study of how the human body functions during exercise. The purpose of this lecture course is to increase understanding of acute and chronic physiological response to exercise. Regulation of metabolic pathways and endocrinology in health and metabolic diseases are also discussed. This is critical for a physical educator, athletic trainer, fitness coach, and/or exercise physiologist. PS3

SCI 334 – Ergogenic Aids in Sports (4 units)  The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of commonly known nutritional supplements, drugs, and ergogenic aids used to enhance athletic performance. Coffee, drugs, and anabolic steroids are all examples of ergogenic aids. The risks and benefits associated with the use of ergogenic aids in sport performance and weight and fat loss will also be discussed as well as principles and policies of doping control. PS3

SCI 340 – Cell Biology (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241 and SCI 316. An introduction to the principles that guide cellular organization and function. An emphasis on modern genetic, genomic, proteomic approaches to cell biology. The course will include a study of the cell cycle through apoptosis, modern genetic and molecular technologies. This will include nanotechnology, bioluminescence, X-ray crystallographic data, and genetic engineering. PS3

SCI 341 – Techniques in Biology Laboratory (2 units) Prerequisites: SCI 115, or passing grade on the chemistry proficiency exam, and SCI 240. This course is a study of basic laboratory techniques. It is designed to prepare the undergraduate students to gain an understanding of basic biological principles and to receive hands-on laboratory experience. Laboratory techniques include: skills for laboratory safety; operating laboratory instruments; how to keep a detailed lab notebook; familiarity with written protocols and standard laboratory procedures; handling pH meters, analytical scales, spectrophotometers, electrophoresis apparatus; preparation of solutions and dilutions, DNA, RNA and protein isolation and analysis; gel electrophoresis; aseptic techniques; use of light microscope; polymerase chain reaction. No Lab fee for ’20-21. PS3

SCI 350 – Genomics (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241. Genomics covers both core concepts of genetics and cutting-edge discoveries. It will integrate formal genetics (rules by which genes are transmitted), molecular genetics (the structure of DNA and how it direct the structure of proteins), systems biology (analysis of the gene set and its expression), and human genetics (how genes contribute to health and disease). PS3

SCI 380 – Molecular Biology (5 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241 and SCI 316. This is a lecture and laboratory course. Molecular Biology provides the chemical principles that determine the structure and function of macromolecules. The course will include the organization of the genetic material (DNA and RNA), and the maintenance of the genomes in chromosomes through DNA replication recombination and repair. The course will cover the techniques of molecular biology, genomic, proteomics, and bioinformatics. No Lab fee for ’20-21. R2, R3, PS3

SCI 440 – Immunology (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241. Immunology is the study of how the immune system works in both health and disease. This course focuses on understanding the mechanics of the immune response and also varied disease states which occur when the immune system is compromised. Genetics and clinical disease states are also discussed. PS3

SCI 442 – Developmental Biology (4 units) Prerequisite: SCI 241. Recommended preparation: SCI 340. The underlying principles and mechanisms regulating development in multicellular animals are covered. Differentiation, growth, morphogenesis, and patterning will be examined at the organismal, cellular, and molecular levels to provide a balanced view of developmental phenomena in key model organisms. PS3

 

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. R3, PS3

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. PS3

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. PS2, PS3

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. PS2, PS3

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. PS3

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. 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. PS3

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) PS3

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

Or

Music or Theology

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) 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

UNIT TOTALS

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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