Oct 20, 2019  
2014-2015 School of Continuing Education Catalog 
    
2014-2015 School of Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses of Study

The School of Continuing Education offers students a wide range of courses in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in business, education, the social sciences, and in specialized fields such as fire science and leadership studies. Please consult the current course bulletin for specific course offerings in any given academic term.

Course offerings include accountancy, anthropology, Arabic, art (studio), art history, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, economics, education, English, finance, fire science, French, health policy history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, Italian, law, leadership, management, marketing, mathematics, music, natural science, organizational communication, philosophy, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, and theology.

Course Numbering

Undergraduate course numbers generally fit into the following scheme:

100-level: introductory or gateway courses to specific majors or programs of study; prerequisites may consist of other 100-level courses.

200-level: intermediate-level courses; may have prerequisites of 100- or 200-level courses; more advanced than 100-level offerings.

300-level: upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; more advanced than 100- or 200-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses.

400-level: advanced upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses; more advanced than 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses.

Internship, independent study, special topics, tutorial, and other non-standard courses have common course number ranges across the various academic disciplines.

Internships & Field Experience courses: 450-455*
Special Topics: 470-475
Seminars & Capstone courses: 480-489
Independent Study courses: 490-491

Note: A small number of departments/programs have placed specific non-standard courses at the 200- or 300-level, utilizing comparable ranges at the identified level (e.g., an upper-level internship listed in the 350-359 range, while the advanced upper-level internship range is 450-459).

 

Engineering-Physics-Systems

   •  EPS 117 - Astronomy

Finance

   •  FIN 200 - Principles of Investing
   •  FIN 207 - Managerial Finance I
   •  FIN 217 - Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
   •  FIN 218 - Financial Markets and Institutions
   •  FIN 308 - Managerial Finance II
   •  FIN 311 - Personal Financial Planning

French

   •  FRN 101 - Elementary French I

Fire Science

   •  FRS 101 - Fire Protection I: Theory of Fire Protection
   •  FRS 102 - Fire Protection II: Applied Aspects of Fire Protection
   •  FRS 103 - Fire Protection III: Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
   •  FRS 201 - Firefighting Tactics I
   •  FRS 202 - Firefighting Tactics II
   •  FRS 204 - Firefighting Tactics III: Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies
   •  FRS 301 - Rhode Island Codes and Ordinances
   •  FRS 302 - Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services
   •  FRS 305 - Hydraulics
   •  FRS 306 - Fire Investigation
   •  FRS 308 - Fire Prevention Organization and Management
   •  FRS 312 - Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection
   •  FRS 314 - Marine Fire Protection
   •  FRS 315 - Fire and Emergency Services Administration
   •  FRS 316 - Occupational Safety and Health
   •  FRS 320 - Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services
   •  FRS 401 - Applications of Fire Research

Global Studies

   •  GST 101 - Introduction to Global Studies

Health Care Policy and Management

   •  HPM 101 - The American Health Care System
   •  HPM 240 - The Epidemiology of Health and Disease

History

   •  HIS 100 - Thinking and Writing about History
   •  HIS 103 - U.S. History to 1877
   •  HIS 104 - U.S. History Since 1877
   •  HIS 212 - History of Rhode Island
   •  HIS 226 - Women and the Modern American Experience
   •  HIS 236 - History of Work in the United States
   •  HIS 274 - Screening the Past
   •  HIS 307 - Europe from 1714-1815
   •  HIS 308 - Europe from 1815-1914
   •  HIS 316 - The Civil War and Reconstruction
   •  HIS 317 - America in the Gilded Age, 1877-1897
   •  HIS 318 - History of Minorities in the United States
   •  HIS 337 - Ancient World I: Near East and Greece
   •  HIS 342 - History of the Middle East to 1920
   •  HIS 344 - History of Africa Since 1850
   •  HIS 345 - History of the Modern Middle East
   •  HIS 415 - History of Presidential Elections I
   •  HIS 416 - History of Presidential Elections II
   •  HIS 417 - Ancient World I: Near East and Greece
   •  HIS 418 - Ancient World II: Rome
   •  HIS 423 - Europe from 1914 to 1945
   •  HIS 424 - Europe Since 1945
   •  HIS 432 - Modern East Asia
   •  HIS 438 - Early Constitutional History
   •  HIS 480 - Seminar in American History
   •  HIS 481 - Seminar

Humanities

   •  HUM 200 - Understanding the Humanities: An Introduction
   •  HUM 202 - Topics in Humanities: Beginnings of the Modern
   •  HUM 205 - Monsters in Literature and Film
   •  HUM 212 - America in the Sixties
   •  HUM 214 - The Eighties and Beyond
   •  HUM 320 - The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
   •  HUM 340 - Studies in the Holocaust
   •  HUM 362 - American Life in the Great Depression

Interdisciplinary

   •  INT 101 - Perspectives on Western Civilization I
   •  INT 102 - Perspectives on Western Civilization II
   •  INT 105 - Stress: Behavioral Adaptation and Health Impact
   •  INT 127 - Psychology of Wellness
   •  INT 201 - Perspectives on Western Civilization III
   •  INT 205 - Human Sexuality
   •  INT 209 - Transitions: Life’s Choices

Italian

   •  ITA 212 - Italian Civilization
   •  ITA 318 - Modern Italy
   •  ITA 370 - Special Topics in Italian
   •  ITA 405 - Italian Cinema

Labor Relations

   •  LBR 322 - Collective Bargaining

Law

   •  LAW 102 - Basic Criminal Law
   •  LAW 201 - General Law
   •  LAW 250 - Anatomy of a Civil Jury Trial
   •  LAW 301 - Contract Law
   •  LAW 402 - Criminology

Leadership Studies

   •  LDR 101 - Leadership Theory
   •  LDR 102 - Conflict Resolution
   •  LDR 201 - Leadership and Diversity
   •  LDR 302 - Leadership: Technology and Global Issues
   •  LDR 303 - Leadership: Ethics and Values
   •  LDR 330 - Leadership and the Business Organization
   •  LDR 350 - Theories of Power, Influence, and Authority
   •  LDR 480 - Leader Development
   •  LDR 481 - Leading Teams
   •  LDR 491 - Capstone: Leading Change

Management

   •  MGT 101 - Principles of Business Management
   •  MGT 301 - Organizational Behavior
   •  MGT 320 - Human Resource Management
   •  MGT 330 - Legal Environment for Business I
   •  MGT 360 - International Business
   •  MGT 375 - Intercultural Communications

Marketing

   •  MKT 205 - Principles of Marketing
   •  MKT 336 - Promotional Strategy

Music

   •  MSC 210 - Music Appreciation
   •  MSC 229 - Survey of Popular Music

Mathematics

   •  MTH 100 - Essentials of Mathematics
 

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