Summer Schedule Online Course Descriptions

McKendree University course descriptions are listed below for our online Summer 2020 classes.

Summer Course Dates: Courses begin on June 1 and end on July 24. 

Tuition and Fees: Tuition is $390 per credit hour, plus an additional $70 technology fee per credit hour. All courses are 3 credit hours unless noted.

Application Process: Apply online (no fee) at www.mckendree.edu/apply

Questions: Please email online@mckendree.edu or call 618-407-3106, 502-797-4380 or 1-833-317-7236

 

ACC 205 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3)

Introductory financial accounting course emphasizing the concepts and procedures used to generate financial statements for external users. Areas studied include: information processing, accounting for specific balance sheet and income statement accounts, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.

 

ACC 352 TAXATION OF INDIVIDUALS (3)

Study of federal tax law focusing on individuals. Areas emphasized include: fundamental concepts of taxation and tax compliance, planning, and research for personal taxation. Prerequisite: ACC 205.

 

ART 312 AESTHETICS OF FILM (3)

This course investigates cinema as a visual art form, including how historical forces, artistic and cultural movements, and technological innovations have contributed to its aesthetic development. Students are introduced to basic concepts of photography as well as film theory through innovative and significant works from various eras, genres, and directorial oeuvres. Emphasis is placed on classic American narrative films from the silent period to the present day.

 

BIO 101 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY (4)

This course is intended for the non-science major. The principle objectives are to prepare students to be scientifically literate citizens and to introduce them to major themes in the biological sciences. This includes principles of genetics and inheritance, the impact of biotechnology on society, mechanisms of evolutionary change, and principles of ecology and the connectedness of life. This course meets for three hours of lecture per week and one three-hour laboratory per week. A student must pass the laboratory portion of any science course to pass the entire course.

 

BUS 303 BUSINESS LAW I (3)

An introduction to law including: its foundations, torts, and topics relevant to business. Most of the course is spent studying modern contract law and its effect on business practice.

 

BUS 324 BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (W) (3)

This course addresses the importance of ethical considerations in business decisions. Topics include: schools of ethical thought, the impact of competing stakeholder groups, and the creation of an ethics enforcement systems. Students will refine their personal ethical standards and learn to apply ethical decision models to the resolution of business dilemmas. Prerequisite: MGT 204 and MKT 205 or instructor consent.

 

BUS 450 BUSINESS STRATEGY AND POLICY (3)

A capstone course designed to further develop the business student’s decision making ability through the use of case studies, exercises, and simulations. Students are asked to identify problems, develop alternative solutions, and present the results. Prerequisites: Completion of the Business Core and Senior standing or instructor consent.

 

CSI 120 COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (3)

This course is intended to provide students with a general perspective on computers and their role and other technology related areas. The course provides an introduction to various common software packages (for example: word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics), a history of computers, basic hardware components, commonly used number systems, logic, and algorithmic development. The course includes a required 2 hour laboratory component.

 

CSI 215 INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES (3)

This course covers the relational model, relational algebra, and SQL. In addition, the course covers relational design principles based on dependencies and normal forms. Additional database topics from the design and application-building perspective will also covered. Prerequisite: CSI 130.

 

CSI 330 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS (3)

A study of common and useful data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and variations of these structures along with the essential and necessary algorithms to manipulate these structures. Algorithms to be covered will include: searching and sorting techniques, data traversals, graph algorithms, numerical algorithms, string algorithms, and hashing. Prerequisites: CSI 230 and CSI 235 or MTH 375.

 

ECO 211 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3)

Analysis of individual decision making and the firm’s decision making regarding the allocation of resource inputs and pricing of outputs.

 

ECO 212 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3)

Introduction to major areas of macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics include: national income, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade, and economic growth.

 

ENG 111 ENGLISH I: ACADEMIC WRITING (4)

English 1 assists students in becoming competent academic writers by introducing them to important academic writing conventions, including analyzing and evaluating written texts. By utilizing various rhetorical strategies and applying basic research techniques, students will further develop the important skills entailed in prewriting, drafting, and revising as they write analytical and persuasive papers.

 

ENG 112 ENGLISH II: RESEARCH AND WRITING (4)

English II further prepares students for the types of academic writing expected in college, with emphasis on the development of critical and analytical skills for reading, research, and writing across the disciplines. The course reinforces process approaches to researched writing while continuing to develop skills in writing for multiple purposes, including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and argumentation. Prerequisite: ENG 111.

 

ENG 237 COMING-OF-AGE LITERATURE (3)

This class examines contemporary coming-of-age novels and short stories written for adults.

 

ENG 238 THE AMERICAN DREAM IN LITERATURE (3)

This course will examine contemporary explorations of the American Dream in novels written in the 20th and 21st centuries, asking students to analyze how authors respond to our evolving definition of the American Dream. The novels will be selected to represent a diverse American society, exploring race, class, and gender.

 

ENT 301 THEORY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

This course addresses the theory of entrepreneurship. The focus is on three main areas: entrepreneurship basics, the creative process, i.e. the idea, and planning for business. Some of the major concepts discussed are the pros and cons of entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurship, the definition of an entrepreneur, strategy development, creating a competitive advantage, and financing. Prerequisites: MGT 204, MKT 205, ACC 205.

 

ES 110 EARTH AND ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCE (3)

This course will cover principles of modern geology and astronomy. Topics will include the origin and structure of the universe, as well as the origin of the solar system. Other topics will include plate tectonic theory, the geological history of the earth, and the fossil records. This course counts as general education, non-lab science and nature credit.

 

FIN 306 CONSUMER FINANCE (3)

A basic course in personal finance. Topics include: financial planning, establishing credit, purchasing a home, and planning an insurance program. Open to all majors. Prerequisite: ECO 211.

 

HIS 262 UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3)

A survey of American history from the Civil War to the present.

 

HPE 158 HEALTH AND WELLNESS (3)

The Health and Wellness course will afford students the opportunity to reinforce the basics in all eight dimensions of wellness for promoting a healthy lifestyle in addition to exploring the most current thinking on health and wellness topics and related controversial issues. Students will learn practical ways in which to integrate positive health and wellness behaviors into their lifestyle to become a healthy student and citizen.

 

HRM 430 BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION (3)

Management and communication of a compensation philosophy in both domestic and global economies. Role of job analysis/job design, market-based pay strategies, analyzing and interpreting salary survey data, internal equity issues, and statutory and voluntary benefits, including laws and regulations. Prerequisite: MGT 334.

 

MGT 204 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

(3) A study of successful management and supervisory behaviors of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling in the business setting. Issues of authority, leadership, decision making, motivation, productivity, and corporate values are explored.

 

MGT 314 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3)

A review and analysis of psychological and sociological theories, employing a (skills based) approach, and how they relate to organizational settings. Topics include: self-awareness, creativity, motivation, power, conflict, communication, and stress in the corporate world. Prerequisite: MGT 204.

 

MGT 340 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3)

This class examines how cultural and social values influence management and marketing practices throughout the world. Work related activities, norms, standards, and expectations of the U.S. are compared with those of other countries. Cross cultural business ventures are examined with particular reference to potential influences of the ventures on the cultures involved. Prerequisites: MGT 204 and MKT 205.

 

MKT 350 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3)

Application of the principles of marketing and management to the small business environment. This course includes the development of a business plan for a small business startup. Prerequisites: MKT 205 and MGT 204. Same as MGT 350.

 

MKT 354 ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION (3)

A course focusing on the communications functions of marketing. Topics include public relations, merchandising, sales promotion, advertising management, and marketing communications theory and research. Prerequisite: MKT 205.

 

MTH 105 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (3)

This course is for students who have had no more than one year of high school algebra or who have not had mathematics for some time. The course consists of a review of elementary algebra and additional work in linear and quadratic equations, factoring, exponents, polynomials, graphing, and linear systems.

 

MTH 170 STATISTICS (4)

This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics, approached through intuition, algebra, and problem solving. Understanding of central concepts and methods is stressed. Practical applications in the fields of social and physical sciences are studied. Real-world problems are solved through use of statistical computer packages such as SPSS, SAS, or MINITAB. Prerequisites: MTH 105 and computer literacy.

 

NSG 404 DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY (3)

In this course, students develop cultural responsiveness by exploring and analyzing cultural beliefs, attitudes, and values of clients, families, and communities, as well as health care providers. Students will describe the impact of cultural beliefs on health and health care practices, as well as propose strategies to gain trust with the client/family to improve health outcomes. This course also serves to explore epidemiology with underserved and vulnerable populations applied to preserving, promoting, and maintaining the health of the global and diverse populations.

 

PSI 101 AMERICAN POLITICS (3)

A survey course focusing on the development, organization, and dynamics of American political processes and institutions. This course examines how the public, interest groups, the media, political parties, and the constitutional branches of government work together to produce public policies.

 

PSY 153 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Principles and facts necessary for an introduction to the scientific understanding of human behavior on a biological and social-personal level. Provides an introduction to basic concepts necessary for specialization in the field.

 

PSY 304 CROSS CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

This course will provide an overview of the impact of cultural effects on human behavior by focusing on similarities and differences from a global perspective utilizing theories of personality. The purpose of this course is to enhance student sensitivity and awareness of diversity aimed at reducing ethnocentric thinking while sharpening critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: PSY 153.

 

PSY 315 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

A study of the development and characteristics of mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, somatoform disorders, and mood disorders will be examined. Various treatment modalities will also be considered. Prerequisite: PSY 153.

 

PSY 370 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)

An investigation of human sexual behavior, including but not limited to sexuality in its cultural, biological, and social contexts. Examined will be such topics as conception and contraception, physiological and anatomical factors, sexual dysfunction, and variations in sexual behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 153.

 

PSY 396 RESEARCH METHODS (3)

This course will introduce students to research methods in psychology. Course topics will include searching and reading the research literature, designing studies, analyzing research data, and writing APA style empirical reports. Prerequisite: PSY 301.

 

PSY 398 ETHICS IN RESEARCH AND THERAPY (3)

This course will cover the ethical principles and code of conduct for individuals in various helping professions. Specific topics and case studies will include ethical issues related to competence, human relations, privacy and confidentiality, advertising, record keeping, education and training, research, assessment, and therapy. Ethical codes from the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Occupational Therapy Association will be the primary resources. Same as PSY 398. Prerequisite: PSY 153

 

PSY 465 SPORT AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3)

This course will cover primary theories and applications in sport and health behaviors. Theories will be drawn from social psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology, exercise psychology, and sport psychology. Specific topics will include personality characteristics, motivation, goal-setting, attributions, concentration, imagery, aggression, group dynamics, communication and counseling techniques, research methodologies, and behavior modification. Same as PED 465. Prerequisite: PSY 153.

 

REL 215/315 RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

An overview of the history, character, and variety of religion in the United States. Elements of the course include summarizing historical developments in religion, analyzing constitutional issues regarding the separation of church and state, and examining the distinctive characteristics of denominational and religious groups, including the way they respond to important contemporary issues.

 

SOC 150 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

An introduction to sociology with an emphasis on basic concepts and theoretical perspectives, and their application to an understanding of social institutions, processes, and inequalities.

 

SOC 360 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (3)

A study of race and ethnic relations in the United States and other countries. The course examines the origins of ethnic conflict, the establishment of ethnic group stratification and the factors that perpetuate ethnic group conflict. Special emphasis will be given to the experience of African Americans. Prerequisite: SOC 150 or instructor consent.

  

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