campaigns serving professional, corporate and nonprofit clients. All aspects
of public relations campaigns including publicity materials, teamwork,
developing timelines and budgets, and presenting proposals to clients
are applied, culminating in a completed client-specific public relations
plan. Prerequisite: ENGL U102 and JOUR U328 or consent of instructor.
JOUR U429. Crisis Communication (3) Introduces and implements
strategies and tactics for organizations to avoid and mitigate crisis situations
through effective communication with the public, government,
and other stakeholders. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U430. Media Management (3) Procedures, problems, and concerns
relating to the administration and management of media agencies --
print, broadcast, advertising, and public relations. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
JOUR U450. Women in the Media (3) Roles women play in media
production, and the portrayal of women in mass media genres including
advertising, cartoons, day-time and prime-time dramas, films, video
games, sports programs, political campaigns, and news. Emphasis is
placed on the effects of media portrayals on women and solutions for
countering negative media constructions of women. Prerequisite: ENGL
U102 or consent of instructor.
JOUR U480. Diversity in the Media (3) Media's depiction of groups
marginalized based on race, and/or class. The interactions and relationships
among professional terminology, cultural implications, message construction,
media analysis and community perceptions are explored. Prerequisite:
ENGL U102 or consent of instructor.
LIBRARY STUDIES (LIBR)
LIBR U201. Strategies for Information Discovery (3). Broad-based approach
to developing information-seeking strategies and skills for academic
and work-related research. Emphasis on process of research, effective search
strategies, critical evaluation of sources, ethical use of information, emerging
technologies and applications, and their use in research. Prerequisite: ENGL
U102 or consent of instructor.
LOGC U205. Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric (3) The identification
and evaluation of reasoning as it occurs in natural language uses. The
techniques of careful reading and clear writing are demonstrated through
the production of critical essays. Two lecture and one laboratory hour per
week. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
LOGC U207. Deductive Logic (3) An examination of deductive arguments
through the use of Aristotelian logic and propositional logic.
LOGC U307. Advanced Symbolic Logic (3) Advanced study of formal
logic using propositional logic and predicate calculus. Prerequisite: LOGC
U207 or consent of instructor.
LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (LSCM)
LSCM U381. Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (3) Best
practices for strategic global supply chain management, integration of
global supply chain functions from raw materials to the final end user, and
leveraging of global supply chain strategies for competitive advantage.
Topics include designing global supply chain networks, developing and
managing supply chain performance metrics, and identifying and mitigating
supply chain risks. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned.
LSCM U382. Logistics and Distribution Management (3) The role of
logistics and distribution within an organization’s supply chain and business
strategies. Design, management, and control of logistics systems,
providing insight into the key functions and complex activities required
to move goods through the supply chain including transportation, inventory
management, warehousing, order fulfillment, facility location, and
customer service will be emphasized. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned.
LSCM U383. Supply Chain Management Systems (3) Main types of
supply chain software that support processes such as capacity planning,
production management and planning, material planning, sourcing,
and delivery of products. These software systems include enterprise
resource planning, customer relationship management, transportation
management systems, warehouse management systems, electronic data
interchange, and tracking technologies. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours
earned, MGMT U290.
LSCM U384. International Trade Compliance (3) Knowledge and
skills necessary to successfully perform international transactions from
the United States, including importing, exporting, securing and optimizing
international supply chains. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned.
LSCM U385. Topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3)
Contemporary areas of logistics and supply chain management. May be
repeated with permission of advisor. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned.
Note: The appropriate entry level in mathematics is determined by the
student’s intended major and a mathematics placement examination
given to all entering freshmen. Placement testing is also required for
transfer students who have not completed their general education
Majors in the natural or computer sciences or mathematics who have completed
three years of college preparatory mathematics and have demonstrated
competence on the mathematics placement examination; should enroll in
Mathematics U121, U126 or U127 as appropriate. Students who need both
college algebra and trigonometry have the option of taking Mathematics
U121 (with a grade of B or better) or U126, and Mathematics U127. Those
who have demonstrated competence in college algebra can take Mathematics
U127 to meet the calculus prerequisite. Upon successful completion of one of
the precalculus options, students should enroll in Mathematics U141. Those
who have completed four years of college preparatory mathematics, including
trigonometry, and have demonstrated competence on the mathematics
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