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With a wide variety of courses offered online, you can earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

Health Education

HLED 202. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101, may be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is design to be an introductory health, wellness, and sustainability living class that provides a broad overview of a number of topics that specifically focus on living a healthy physically active lifestyle connecting people, place and planet as well as increasing an individual’s awareness of how to be a greener consumer.

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HLED 256. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. 2 Credits.

This course examines the nature and function of the medical language, and the building of medical words from word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. This course will prepare students who are entering into medical-related fields of interest.

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HLED 370. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course provides the concepts, theories, terms, and resources which are related to community health issues and programs.

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HLED 372. APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the field of applied nutrition. The course content brings together information from a variety of fields - biochemistry, exercise physiology, nutrition, medicine and physiology. The students apply that knowledge to understand how what we eat affects not only sport performance but also personal health.

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HLED 475. HUMAN SEXUALITY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared major in Health and Fitness or Public Health.
This course is an overview of the anatomical, physiological, psychological, behavioral and social/cultural aspects of human sexuality.

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HLED 482. GRANT WRITING FOR NON-PROFITS. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or permission of instructor.
This class will help students develop the necessary skills to write grant proposals for non-profit organizations. Students will team with local organizations to assist in the grant writing process. The skills developed will prepare the student to search and apply for funding from a variety of sources.

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HLED 485. MANAGING STRESS. 3 Credits.

Provides valuable information on how stress affects health and teaches students how to manage stress effectively.

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HLED 487. TIME MANAGEMENT. 3 Credits.

Provides valuable time management skills for real life applications. Students select from time management options to analyze, strategize, and attack their individual time management concerns.

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Health Science

HSCI 400S. FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Science Program.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of public health. A particular focus is on the determinants of health, health inequalities and cultural issues in public health.

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HSCI 401S. INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Science Program.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of epidemiology. A particular focus is on quantitative methods in epidemiology and disease causation, transmission and surveillance.

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HSCI 402S. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE HEALTH ARENA. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Science Program.
This course is designed to respond to the changing health environment and identifies current topics and issues as discussion foci.

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HSCI 403S. ESSENTIALS OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Science Program.
This course introduces students to the basics of process improvement. The course focuses in particular on quality and process improvement in the health sciences.

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HSCI 467S. CAREER STRATEGIES. 1 Credit.

Cross-listed: DNHY 467S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science.
Students explore alternate career paths and essential skills needed to create a professional development plan related to the diverse roles of the allied health professional.

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HSCI 469S. APPLIED STATISTICS AND EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 469S.
Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 or MTHD 106 or equivalent logic course approved by the department. Acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science program.
Integration of applied statistics, critical appraisal of research, clinical expertise and client values are examined to formulate evidence-based decisions in providing effective healthcare.

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HSCI 471S. PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 471S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science program.
Basic principles of research and the facilitation of the development of analytical skills for evaluation of professional research culminating in the writing of a scientific research report.

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HSCI 477S. LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 1 Credit.

Cross-listed: DNHY 477S.
Pre-requisites: admission into Dental Hygiene or Health Science.
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills and personal attributes needed to fulfill the professional roles of the allied health care professional.

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HSCI 487S. PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 487S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science program.
Management and policy creation for healthcare programs and businesses, specific disciplines in healthcare are discussed according to student needs.

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HSCI 488S. RELATIONSHIP, ETHICS AND COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 488S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science program.
Overarching themes of cultural diversity and global perspectives are employed in the application of theories and concepts of relationship building, ethics and communication for the healthcare provider.

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HSCI 490S. HEALTH SCIENCE SENIOR CAPSTONE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Science Program.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course incorporates the major learning themes of the health science curriculum resulting in a student-generated culminating capstone project.

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HSCI 491S. FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL EDUCATION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 491S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science program.
A foundation course providing fundamental theories, teaching strategies and applications in education and leadership.

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HSCI 494S. MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE AND HEALTHCARE. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 494S.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201, DNHY 470S or HSCI 470S.
A course offering historical and diverse perspectives on health based on folklore and mythology.

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HSCI 496S. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Health Services Administration

HSAD 300. HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. 4 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to healthcare management. Reviewed are leading practices in healthcare leadership and management. The focuses on the components of these systems, how they interact and their internal and external controls.

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HSAD 310. HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HSAD 300 or permission of the instructor.
This course focuses on how supervisors and managers of health services organizations accomplish their tasks and build effective teams. Models of supervision, leadership styles, impact of personal values, relationships and medical staff management are examined with a focus on how to build teams and evaluate performance.

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HSAD 322. HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HSAD 300 and BUED 425.
This course introduces the student to the technology used in healthcare for administrative, clinical and facility needs. Support systems for healthcare are also discussed. This illustrates the breadth and scope of technology in healthcare and its impact on patients, providers and payers.

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HSAD 410. HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HSAD 300, HSAD 310 or permission of the instructor.
This course is an introduction to health-related legislation, regulation and certification/accreditation programs. The legal and ethical implications for providers and consumers of healthcare are explored. Topics covered include contracts, fraud and abuse, antitrust, and corporate, criminal and tax law, informed consent, patient rights, medical worker issues and conflict of interest. Ethics, risk management, and corporate compliance, will also be discussed.

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HSAD 435. PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HSAD 300, HSAD 310 or permission of the instructor.
This course examines the application of quality management strategies by utilizing process improvement in health care settings. There is a focus on problem solving methodologies that utilize team facilitation skills. The student incorporates tools for communication, relationship-building, coordination and collaboration that focus on quality patient centered care with safety as an imperative. The student is exposed to leadership models and given opportunities for process improvement projects.

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HSAD 480. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HSAD 435, HSAD 460, and HSAD 470.
This course is an introduction to facility and maintenance demands in residential settings for long term care. A system for maintaining and improving buildings, grounds and equipment is defined. Environmental living aspects and safety in long term care are discussed. Emergency planning and safety are addressed for long term care settings.

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HSAD 500. U.S. HEALTH SYSTEMS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course introduces health delivery systems. Topics covered include various health services delivery models and standards that impact population health, experience of care and per capita costs. Current practices are reviewed.

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HSAD 540. HEALTH POLICY. 4 Credits.

This course discusses major relevant policy issues in the United States healthcare system. Public policy process is reviewed. Healthcare policy impacting private and public entities including Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration and Indian Health Services are examined.

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History

HIST 105. EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1500. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course presents the cultural, religious, military and political development of the near East and Europe from the classical period through the middle ages and renaissance. In particular, students will learn about the religious contexts in which monotheisms emerged, the evolution of ancient city-states and empires, feudalism, and the emergence of monarchical states.

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HIST 106. EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1500 TO PRESENT. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course presents the political, social, cultural and economic developments of European civilization since the Protestant Reformation. In particular, students will learn about the industrial revolution, European imperialism, the World Wars, Globalization and the European Union project.

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HIST 110. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A SURVEY. 5 Credits.

A broad survey of unique features of the American experience, this course examines the origins and development of the American social, economic and political heritage on the domestic and international scenes.

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HIST 215. EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 1877. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 215, AAST 215.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An examination of the history of African Americans from African civilizations in the 10th century A.D. through American slavery to the end of the Reconstruction era in the U.S. Major attention will be given to the social, political, and economic evolution of African Americans as a whole as well as the individual lives and work of famous black leaders.

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HIST 220. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 220, AAST 220.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An examination of the history of African Americans from the end of the Reconstruction era to contemporary issues of today. Major attention will be given to the social political, and economic evolution of African Americans as a whole as well as the individual lives and work of famous black leaders and grassroots movements.

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HIST 300. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY. 1-5 Credits.

A series of specialized studies of different areas of history, such as conservation, urban history, science, and technology. The topics are announced each quarter and may or may not be offered each year.

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HIST 306. MODERN EUROPE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or permission of instructor.
A study of political, social, cultural, diplomatic, economic, and other issues in Europe of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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HIST 315. AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: AAST 315, HONS 315.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 10 or equivalent.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course will examine the historical unfolding of Africa both domestically and internationally. The major topics will include such themes as traditional institutions, political development, European colonialism, African nationalism along with the struggle for independence and the entry into the global free market and world affairs.

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HIST 453. AMERICAN WILDERNESS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or permission of instructor.
The course explores the ways men and women have lived in and thought about their natural environment in the United States. It begins with the colonists who thought of the wilderness as a realm to conquer and concludes with the contemporary American environmentalists who seek to "preserve" the wilderness. The course makes extensive use of films and books in exploring this theme.

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HIST 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

HIST 542. PUBLIC HISTORY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Research using regional public and private collections to prepare both the general historian and the urban and regional planner for service in the fields of local history museology, and historic preservation. Required of students in public history field.

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Human Resources

HUMR 328. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Human resource management (HRM) is an ongoing process consisting of various critical functions including human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, job analysis, performance appraisal, compensation and health and safety. These major HRM functions and their sequential interdependence are discussed and applied. Various external forces that constrain managerial decision-making are also considered including laws and regulations dealing with equal opportunity, workplace diversity and multiculturalism, especially as these impact human resource policies and practices.

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Humanities

HUMN 211. WESTERN LITERATURE II. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course examines European and Islamic literature of the Middle Ages until the Renaissance. Students will learn about the tradition of Western and Islamic ideas and learn to distinguish genres, such as epic, romance, and lyric, and narrative techniques, like frame narrative and allegory, and learn how these express cultural narratives, beliefs, and symbols, and finally to develop skills in critical reading, writing, and the use of sources.

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HUMN 212. MUSIC IN ARTS AND CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: MUSC 212.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is a survey with primary focus on Western classical music in terms of humanistic development with emphasis on musical style and structure and relations with the other arts.

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HUMN 214. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 214, AAST 214.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An interdisciplinary survey of African American culture beginning with ancient African history and traditions through contemporary issues in the African American experience. Attention given to basic principles of history, sociology, political science, economics and the arts in the study of the dynamics of the African American culture.

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HUMN 215. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
Introduction to Religion provides an introduction to the basic range of methods and issues in the study of religion. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach, one that is multi-dimensional, and cross-cultural in its sampling of religious perspectives. The course takes a phenomenological and non-sectarian approach to the study of religion. It describes the experiences, beliefs, and behaviors of religious people without prescribing them for the student and/or the instructor.

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HUMN 315. EAST-WEST PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
Comparative study of the world’s theological systems in their philosophical, historical and ethical contexts.

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HUMN 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.