Course Descriptions

ASB 101 - Writing and Reading with a Purpose

(Credits: 3.00)

Writing and Reading with a Purpose is designed to help students read, understand, and respond to complex texts. Students will practice drafting and revision techniques to improve expository and persuasive writing in order to communicate clearly and thoughtfully with intended readers. The course provides instruction in organization, grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure and introduces students to basic elements of APA citation style.

ASB 115 - Introduction to Microeconomics

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides students with an introductory overview of microeconomics. It provides the framework of economics, with emphasis on concepts that directly relate to contemporary experience and emphasizes the use of problem-solving to actively understand concepts. Prerequisite: ASB 151 or equivalent.

ASB 116 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides students with an introductory overview of macroeconomics. It provides the framework of economics, with emphasis on concepts that directly relate to contemporary experience and emphasizes the use of problem-solving to actively understand concepts. Prerequisite: ASB 115.

ASB 151 - Applied Math for Business I

(Credits: 3.00)

This course covers broad concepts in math applied to business. It equips students with computational skills useful in economic and financial topics, preparing students for further study in those fields. Students will apply linear and exponential functions and graphs to realistic business situations and be introduced to set theory and logical principles.

ASB 152 - Applied Math for Business II

(Credits: 3.00)

This course covers broad concepts in math applied to business. It equips the student with computational skills useful in economic and financial topics, preparing the student for further study in those fields. The student will apply counting principles, probability and basic statistics to realistic business situations. Prerequisite: ASB 151.

HSM 370 - Principles and Trends in Human Services

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides an overview of the principles and strategies used for managing and administering for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students study the history of the human services field, as well as current and projected trends. Throughout the course, students examine the social, economic, and political issues that affect the human services field.

HSM 408 - Management and Supervision/Human Service Profession

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students are introduced to basic management theory and functions that supervisors and managers need to succeed. Students examine management functions, the effects of organizational culture, ways to improve organizational communication, theories of group dynamics, and the importance of ethical behavior and social responsibility for managers and supervisors.

HSM 429 - Marketing and Fundraising for Human Service Organizations

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides the student with an overview of the role of marketing and resource development for human services organizations. Students examine the factors affecting public perception and how to recognize marketing variables. The course, a combination of theory and practice, provides students with the opportunity to develop marketing and fundraising plans for an existing or potential human services project.

HSM 437 - Community Resources and Development

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is a study of the organization and purpose of human services organizations. Students will examine the roles and relationships of government human services agencies, and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of creating and maintaining stakeholder relationships, such as those with board members, patrons, and governmental entities.

HSM 451 - Finance and Budgeting for Human Services Organizations

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students learn basic financial and budgetary techniques that will assist them in functioning more effectively as managers of human services organizations. The course emphasizes analysis and evaluation methods, and covers commonly used financial theories, techniques, and methodologies. Prerequisite: ASB 115 or equivalent.

HSM 454 - Communications and Grant Writing

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students learn how to use communication and information processes as a means of promoting not-for-profit organizations. Students learn how to develop and apply appropriate communications techniques for internal and external audiences. Emphasis is placed on the development of grant request proposals to public and private entities.

HSM 468 - Legal Issues in Human Services Field

(Credits: 3.00)

This course examines basic legal principles and how they apply to the delivery of human services. The course provides a basic introduction to legal theories and dispute resolution. A special emphasis is placed on the study of contracts.

HSM 491 - Capstone: Human Service Strategy

(Credits: 5.00)

In this culminating course, students will have an opportunity to incorporate concepts from the previous BS-HSM curriculum into an overall strategy for managing a human services organization. The course requires students to develop a systematic framework for addressing internal and external challenges that face human services organizations. Students will complete an integrative paper, based on a particular problem/opportunity in an organization. Prerequisite: Completion of all other HSM major coursework.

MGT 301 - Critical Thinking and Writing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course further develops analytical writing and critical thinking skills introduced in ASB 101 Introduction to Written Communication. It cultivates the required skills for critical argumentation by encouraging students to engage in and converse with various readings. Students will assign significance to these readings, analyze and reflect on them, and construct their own critical responses and arguments. Prerequisite: ASB 101 or equivalent.

MGT 306 - Principles of Self Management

(Credits: 4.00)

This introductory course challenges adult students to find the balance between available time and energy and the demands of their environment. It is designed to assist students with setting the stage for success by focusing on ways to develop a healthy self-concept and by recognizing the relationships between the results of personal effort and constructive strategies for working, studying, and recreating. During this course, students will plan and complete a community service project.

MGT 323 - Statistics and Data Interpretation

(Credits: 3.00)

Using practical case examples, students will learn how statistics and data analysis can be used to solve problems they may encounter as managers. Students will learn how statistics and data interpretation are crucial skills for effective decision making. Prerequisite: ASB 151 or equivalent.

MGT 445 - Human Resource Management II

(Credits: 3.00)

Students will examine a variety of topics in the field of human resource management. Material to be covered in this course includes employee training, performance appraisals, health and safety policies, collective bargaining, and employee benefits. Personnel problems in both the public and private sectors are examined.