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Course Descriptions

MLE - Middle Level Education

MLE 570 Issues in Middle Level Education 1-3(Spec)

A focus on current issues in middle level education. Students will help select specific topics for in-depth study. Prerequisites: for undergraduates: admission to Teacher Education; MLE 381, MLE 382, MLE 383. For graduates: MLE 641, MLE 642, MLE 643.

MLE 780 Master of Arts Capstone Seminar 3(3-0)

The MLE 780 course prepares students for a 4 hour comprehensive examina- tion by requiring researching, presentation and discussion of topics in teacher education literature. Identical to EDU 780. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses.

MSA - Master of Science in Administration

MSA 600 Foundations of Research Methods in Administration 3(3-0)

An introduction to research methods designed to build the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct and interpret primary research in the field of administration. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: Statistics competency.

MSA 601 Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior 3(3-0)

An examination and application of organizational theories aimed at devel- oping a conceptual framework for the understanding and analysis of human behavior in complex organizations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 602 Financial Analysis, Planning and Control 3(3-0)

Study of financial analysis, planning, and control techniques/methods em- phasizing mechanisms used to determine the overall financial health of private, public and non-profit organizations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: Accounting competency.

MSA 603 Strategic Planning for the Administrator 3(3-0)

An examination of processes and approaches used by administrators to analyze internal and external environments to establish and accomplish long- term strategic organizational goals. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 604 Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism 3(3-0)

Focuses on theoretical and applied concepts and skills essential to suc- cessfully managing an environment of workplace diversity and multiculturalism within domestic and global organizations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 610 Environments in Administration 3(3-0)

Studies the impact of the economic, legal, political, technical, international, and social environments on administration. Presents the relevant concepts from these areas and analyzes their interrelationships. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 619 Continuing Registration for Final Research Project 1(1-0)

A non-credit course intended for students who have completed all program credits but still need to use university resources to complete their degree requirements.

MSA 620 Effective Administration and Organizational Behavior 3(3-0)

To develop an understanding of human problems and processes which help or hinder successful task completion. To improve interpersonal and diagnostic skills as well as theoretical knowledge. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 634 Managerial Accounting Concepts 3(3-0)

Study of how accounting information can be used in planning, coordinating, and controlling the activities of an organization. Prerequisite:Accounting competency. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 635 Financial Management 3(3-0)

Study of financial management and financial management techniques for administrators of private and public organizations. Emphasis is on financial planning and control. Prerequisite: Accounting competency. This course is ap- proved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 640 Quantitative Applications in Decision Making 3(3-0)

This course studies stochastic and quantitative analytical tools and concepts which can be used to make optimal decisions in the pursuit of such organizational goals as cost efficiency, service delivery, and profit. Concepts include probability theory, statistics, decision theory, inventory control, linear models, linear program- ming, network analysis, and simulation. Prerequisite: Statistics competency.This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 650 Organization Theory: Strategy and Structure 3(3-0)

A systems approach to studying the design and administration of complex organizations. Diverse organizational settings require the capacity to develop appropriate decision making and planning strategies to produce the desired organizational goals, given the organization’s environment. This course is ap- proved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 660 Marketing Administration 3(3-0)

This course is concerned with the application of appropriate marketing con- cepts and techniques to the private sector business and nonprofit organizations’ marketing and communication activities. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 661 Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Workplace 3(3-0)

An examination of the skills needed to successfully administer an environment that facilitates workplace diversity and multiculturalism within the contexts of domestic and global organizations.

MSA 675 Strategic Policy Administration 3(3-0)

Applies decision-making models for policy analysis and implementation in the private and public sector environments. A case study course covering organizational analysis and operational programming. Prerequisite: Minimum of 9 semester credit hours of MSA core courses, including MSA 634 or MSA 635. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 685 Integrative Analysis of Administration 3(Spec)

MSA 685 builds upon the information and skills learned in the core and concentration course work, and the student’s employment experiences. The course trains the student in application of administrative theory and research to practical issues and problems found in occupational situations. In these senses of joining theory, research and practice with the practical workday world, the course is truly integrative of the student’s knowledge, skills, and professional life. Prerequisites: MSA 600, MSA 634 or MSA 635, MSA 640 all with a grade of C or better; 21 hours of graduate credit. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MSA 690 Internship 1-3(Spec)

Provides a supervised, practical, in-depth administrative experience in an organization related to the MSA student’s concentration area. Prerequisites: 18 hours completed in the MSA program and permission of the MSA Director.

MSA 691 Independent Study 1-2(Spec) Directed reading or research on an approved topic in administration. Prereq- uisite: permission of instructor and director of MSA program.

MSA 696 Special Topics 3(Spec) Selected topics of interest to students which are not included in existing courses. Specific topic will be listed on the student’s transcript.

MSA 699 Applied Research Project in Administration 3(Spec)

Research project on a practical organizational administrative issue and/or problem integrating theoretical, methodological, and applied knowledge from core and concentration coursework with student’s professional experience.This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: 24 total hours completed in the MSA program: grades of C or better in MSA 600, 602, and 603.

MTH - Mathematics

MTH 055 Elementary Algebra 3(3-0)

The real number system, basic number theory, variables and algebraic expres- sions, exponents, the Cartesian coordinate system, linear equations, percent, operations with polynomials, reading charts and graphs. Word problems and calculator use are emphasized. Credit in this course does not count toward the total number of hours required for graduation. It does count in determining whether one is a full-time student. CR/NC only.

MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3(3-0)

Algebraic expressions, functions, factoring, graphing, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, rational expressions, radicals, negative and rational exponents. Successful completion of this course satisfies the University Mathematics Competency requirement. Recommended: Two years of high school mathematics or successful completion of MTH 055. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MTH 106 Plane Trigonometry 3(3-0)

Solutions of triangles, trigonometric equations, and identities. No credit in MTH 106 after credit earned in MTH 130. Course does not count toward a major, minor in mathematics except for students pursuing a B.S. in Ed., Elementary Emphasis. Recommended: one and one-half years of high school algebra; or successful completion of MTH 105 and one year of high school geometry. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MTH 107 College Algebra 3(3-0)

Complex numbers, introduction to functions, zeros, graphing, linear functions, quadratic functions, intersections of graphs, interpreting graphs, inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, algebra of functions. Course does not count toward a major, minor in mathematics except for students pursuing a B.S. in Ed., Elementary Education. Prerequisites: successful completion of MTH 105.

MTH 130 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4(4-0)

Sets, mathematical induction, functions, relations, theory of equations, ana- lytic geometry. Recommended: two years of high school algebra (or MTH 107); trigonometry (or MTH 106).

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