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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Courses


 
  
  • SOC 496 - Capstone in Sociology


    Capstone course for senior sociology majors to synthesize their learning in theory, methods and substantive areas.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites    .
  
  • SOC 497 - Special Topics in Sociology


    Offered irregularly with content not otherwise available in the department’s curriculum. Opportunity for students and instructor to explore new dimensions and unrepresented areas of sociology. Three credits per course;

    Credits 3
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
  
  • SOC 498 - Independent Study in Cultural Studies


    Intensive study in a specific area of student interest under the direction of a faculty member.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SPAN 113 - Elementary Spanish I


    Development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; structural analysis. Emphasis placed on speaking.

    Credits 3
    Notes See department for placement.
  
  • SPAN 114 - Elementary Spanish II


    Development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; structural analysis. Emphasis placed on speaking.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or equivalent.
    Notes See department for placement.
  
  • SPAN 115 - Intensive Spanish


    Combination of SPAN 113 and SPAN 114. Development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; structural analysis.

    Credits 6
  
  • SPAN 187 - Study Abroad in Foreign Language, Literature, or Culture I


    Elementary course work in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Offered through the Office of International Programs.

    Credits (1-4)
    May be repeated to a maximum of thirty credits.
  
  • SPAN 198 - Reading Proficiency in Spanish for Graduate Students


    Enables graduate students to develop vocabulary and skill in rapid reading of Spanish through translation into English. Open only to graduate students. Taught in English.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Graduate standing.
  
  • SPAN 213 - Intermediate Spanish I


    Grammar, conversation, reading, and writing.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SPAN 114 or equivalent.
    Notes Not open to students who have credit for SPAN 226-227.
  
  • SPAN 214 - Intermediate Spanish II


    Grammar, conversation, reading, and writing.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or equivalent.
    Notes Not open to students who have credit for SPAN 226-227.
  
  • SPAN 226 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers I


    Intended for students who have a Spanish language background but little or no formal training. Emphasis on writing skills, grammar, and vocabulary enrichment.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    Notes Not open to students who have credit for SPAN 213-214.
  
  • SPAN 227 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers II


    Intended for students who have a Spanish language background but little or no formal training. Emphasis on writing skills, grammar, and vocabulary enrichment.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    Notes Not open to students who have credit for   -   .
  
  • SPAN 287 - Study Abroad in Foreign Language, Literature, or Culture II


    Intermediate course work in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Offered through the Office of International Programs.

    Credits (1-4)
    May be repeated to a maximum of thirty credits.
  
  • SPAN 301 - Third-Year Spanish: Conversation and Composition


    Intensive practice in oral Spanish at the third-year level; includes some review of certain key grammar points and development of writing skills. Not open to heritage speakers or others who speak Spanish with native fluency.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 302 - Third-Year Spanish: Grammar and Composition


    Review of key grammar points and development of writing skills.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
    Notes May be taken before, after, or concurrently with,  .
  
  • SPAN 304 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics


    Provides a general overview of Hispanic linguistics, with emphasis on the phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern Spanish within a theoretical framework.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 312 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology


    Study of the sound system of Spanish, especially as contrasted with English. Spanish pronunciation practice designed to achieve greater authenticity as well as to teach a native-like pronunciation to others.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or approval of instructor.
  
  • SPAN 315 - Introduction to Translation


    Introduction to the theory of translation and guidance in the use of materials essential to the translation process. Practice in the translation of texts in various fields from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.

    Credits 6
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 317 - Interpretation I


    Formerly Listed as SPAN 316.

    Introduction to the profession of interpreter. Students practice techniques of consecutive, simultaneous, and sight interpreting while expanding their knowledge of the terminology used by interpreters in a variety of settings, with emphasis on court interpretation.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 341 - Introduction to Spanish Literature I


    Comprehensive view of Spanish literature from its beginnings to the present day.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 342 - Introduction to Spanish Literature II


    Comprehensive view of Spanish literature from its beginnings to the present day.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 343 - Introduction to Spanish American Literature I


    Comprehensive view of Spanish American literature from its beginnings to the present day.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 344 - Introduction to Spanish American Literature II


    Comprehensive view of Spanish American literature from its beginnings to the present day.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 350 - Topics in Hispanic Literature


    Topics may focus on a single author or novel, on a particular theme or period in Hispanic literature.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and one of the following:  ,   , and  
    May be repeated up to three times provided the subtitle is different.
  
  • SPAN 365 - Business Spanish I


    Foundation in business vocabulary, the study of basic business and cultural concepts, and practice in situations necessary for function in today’s Spanish-speaking business world. Includes a review of grammar, reading and writing exercise, and the use of World Wide Web for Spanish-language resources.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SPAN 302
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 366 - Business Spanish II


    Foundation in business vocabulary, the study of basic business and cultural concepts, and practice in situations necessary for function in today’s Spanish-speaking business world. Includes a review of grammar, reading and writing exercise, and the use of World Wide Web for Spanish-language resources.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   .
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 367 - Spanish for the Social Services


    Study of the main socio-cultural characteristics of the Hispanic world and the specialized vocabulary and the specific situations related to social services. Includes advanced readings, in Spanish, from corresponding fields.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 368 - Spanish for the Tourism Industry


    Advanced study of vocabulary and specific situations related to the tourism industry. In addition to grammar review, includes translating and interpreting activities that match real world demands.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 369 - Spanish for the Legal Profession


    Solid foundation in the vocabulary and discourse related to areas such as family law, property, insurance, immigration, international finance, and business law. Presented within specific American contexts and aimed at cross-cultural understanding. Includes the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing necessary for these fields.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 370 - Spanish for the Medical Profession


    Development of a wide, practical knowledge of language related to the health sciences with a focus on the understanding of and interaction with Spanish-speaking patients. Includes pertinent reading, grammar, and vocabulary.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SPAN 302.
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 387 - Study Abroad in Foreign Language, Literature, or Culture III


    Advanced course work in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Offered through the Office of International Programs.

    Credits (1-4)
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated to a maximum of thirty credits.
  
  • SPAN 401 - Reading Proficiency in Spanish


    Develops advanced reading skills in Spanish. Covers a broad range of reading materials. Advanced oral proficiency developed through critical discussion of texts.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 402 - Advanced Reading and Writing Techniques in Spanish


    Further development of advanced reading and composition skills in Spanish. Readings used to study the organization, underlying structures, and inner mechanisms of texts.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SPAN 409 - Independent Study


    Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

    Credits (1-3)
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • SPAN 410 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics


    Study of current approaches to different aspects of Hispanic linguistics.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of six credits.
  
  • SPAN 412 - Advanced Translation


    Continuation of Translation I. Examines the main aspects of contrastive grammar and stylistics used in Spanish/English translation, while providing practical opportunities to incorporate and apply the material. Through lectures and practical translation exercises, students also exposed to a variety of translation fields.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 413 - Interpretation II


    Continuation of Interpretation I. Students practice the techniques of consecutive, simultaneous, and sight interpreting while expanding their knowledge of the terminology used by interpreters in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on court interpretation.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SPAN 316.
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 425 - Topics in Hispanic Culture


    Analysis of different aspects of Hispanic culture, through art, mass media, and popular traditions.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated with a different topic for up to six credits.
    Notes Taught in Spanish.
  
  • SPAN 450 - Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature


    In-depth critical study of selected themes, modes, literary forms and strategies in Hispanic literature.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and one of the following:  ,  ,  , and  .
    May be repeated up to 3 times provided the sub-title is different.
  
  • SPAN 487 - Study Abroad in Foreign Language, Literature, or Culture IV


    Senior-level course work in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Offered through the Office of International Programs.

    Credits (1-4)
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated to a maximum of thirty credits.
  
  • SPAN 496 - Spanish Dialectology


    Study of different regional varieties of the Spanish language throughout the world, including differences in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Sociolinguistic aspects also covered.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 152 - Introduction to Statistics


    Basic statistical methods, with emphasis on application, descriptive statistics, graphic presentation, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, experimental design.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or equivalent.
  
  • STAT 391 - Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences


    Elements of probability, types of biological data, sampling, graphical display of data, commonly used distributions, sampling distributions, point estimations, interval estimation, testing of hypothesis, nonparametric tests, categorical data analysis, introduction to regression and design of experiments.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or equivalent.
  
  • STAT 411 - Statistical Methods I


    Collection and representation of information; elements of probability; Bernoulli trials, hypergeometric, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions; statistical sampling, estimation; testing hypotheses; parametric procedures for one-sample and two-sample problems.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Duplicate credits cannot be earned for STAT 411 and 491.
  
  • STAT 412 - Statistical Methods II


    Regression analysis; importance and essentials of statistically designed experiments, completely randomized design, randomized block design, factorial design, statistical quality control.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 413 - Statistical Experimental Design


    Fundamental principles of analysis of variance; one-way, two-way, and higher order designs; nested designs; randomized blocks; split plot designs; Latin squares; multiple comparisons; and analysis of covariance.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 463 - Applied Statistics for Engineers


    Elementary probability, commonly used discrete and continuous probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, categorical data testing, regression, model building, analysis of variance, product and system reliability and engineering applications, and quality control.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 467 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics


    Introduction to statistical inference, distributions of random variables, common discrete and continuous probability models, transformations limiting distributions, sufficiency, completeness, unbiasedness, the information inequality, unbiased estimation, the methods of moments, maximum likelihood estimation, Bayesian estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, uniformly most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests and related procedures, linear models, and non-parametric models.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 469 - Environmental Statistics I: Univariate Methods


    Principles of environmental sampling, testing for outliers, tests for normality, transformations for normality, sample size determinations, analysis of censored data, estimation of background contaminations, tolerance and confidence limits, calibration problem, quality control charts for data quality assessment of environmental data, statistical issues in environmental remediation, and probability of hot spot detection. Usage of statistical software packages.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 488 - Senior Research Project in Statistics


    Special problem in an area of statistics for investigation and report.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • STAT 489 - Advanced Statistics Topics


    Undergraduate course in advanced topics in statistics, depending upon the interest of faculty and students.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • STAT 491 - Statistics for Scientists I


    Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability; Bernoulli, binomial, and normal distributions; statistical sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Less mathematical treatment than STAT 411.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or   or equivalent.
    Notes Duplicate credits cannot be earned for STAT 411 and 491.
  
  • STAT 492 - Statistics for Scientists II


    Chi-square tests for goodness-of-fit and independence, simple and multiple linear regression, designing an experiment (analysis of variance), multiple comparisons. Less mathematical treatment than STAT 412.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and consent of instructor or   ,    or  .  
  
  • STAT 493 - Applied Regression Analysis


    Line fitting; multiple linear and curvilinear regression models; variable selection techniques and examination of residuals, estimation, testing, and prediction; simple, multiple, and partial correlation.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and consent of instructor or    or  .
  
  • STAT 495 - Nonparametric Statistics


    Survey of nonparametric procedures with emphasis on application; binomial, Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis, Friedman, Kolmogorov-Smironov, and chi-square tests; measures of association; regression. Comparisons with parametric techniques.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and consent of instructor or   or   or  .    
  
  • STAT 499 - Independent Study


    Library research and reports on topics of statistical interest.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated for credit with consent of the Mathematical Sciences Department. Except under special circumstances, total credits limited to six.
  
  • SW 101 - Introduction to Social Work


    Introduction to the profession of social work within historical context. Emphasis on values, human diversity, social problems, and fields of practice.

    Credits 3
  
  • SW 104 - Perspectives in Aging


    Designed to provide a conceptual and theoretical base for the study of aging. Similarities and differences between minority and majority aged groups examined.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SW major.
  
  • SW 315 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I


    Foundation for understanding human behavior at the levels of individuals, families, and micro-groups. Focus on the normal biol-psycho-socio development and functioning and the impact of social, cultural, and economic forces on individual, family, and group well-being. Introduction to individual, family and group dysfunction also presented.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,   ,   ,   .
  
  • SW 401 - Social Welfare Policy


    Focuses on the complex and dynamic nature of the development of social policies with particular attention to the process that occurs in the evolution of a social problem to implementation of social policy.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,   ,     and full major standing only.
  
  • SW 402 - The Effects of War on Individuals and Communities


    Examines the effects that overwhelming and horrifying events in war have on the individual and their social environment. A variety of countries at war will be examined through film, literature, journal articles, and the internet to help understand the settings and real life outcomes of war.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Junior level status,   or  .
  
  • SW 405 - Group Practice


    Studies the use of groups in social work practice. Includes historical development, group dynamics and theory, group process, the value base of social group work.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 410 - Social Work Methods I


    Communication theory and skills applied to social work with individuals, groups, communities, and agencies. Emphasis on self-assessment and diverse urban populations.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SW 411 - Introduction to Professional Practice


    Orientation to professional aspects of beginning social work practice through instruction, role playing, guest speakers, and guided field visits. Additional focus will be on group work, mediation, conflict management, referrals, and ethical issues in working with the clients.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SW 416 - Social Work Research I


    Scientific approach to knowledge-building for social work practice. Ethical and diversity issues, basic concepts in research methodology, and steps needed to conduct a research project introduced. Sampling procedures and various research designs, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, with various exercises to provide practice.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites For full social work majors only,  .
  
  • SW 418B - Information and Referral


    Methods and processes in identifying social service resources in the community, client referral and follow-up.

    Credits 1
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    Lab/Lecture/Studio Hours Lecture-discussion and field visit format.
  
  • SW 418C - Interviewing Techniques


    Practical experience in interviewing. Attention focuses on the purpose and relationship aspects of helping interview.

    Credits 1
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 419 - Field Practicum I


    Supervised social work practice experience consisting of 240 hours in a social service agency and attendance in weekly field seminar classes. Provides for an integration and application of social work values, knowledge, and skills from micro- to macro-levels of generalist practice.

    Credits 6
    Corequisites SW 420.
    Prerequisites For full social work majors only.  ,   ,   ,   ,    and consent of Field Director.
  
  • SW 420 - Social Work Practice I


    Integration and application of intervention strategies for beginning social work practice. Organizing framework the generalist perspective, which utilizes the problem-solving and strengths approach. Primarily focuses on individuals, families, and groups.

    Credits 3
    Corequisites  .
    Prerequisites For full social work majors only.
  
  • SW 421 - Social Work Practice II


    Formerly Listed as SWK 430.

    Integration and application of intervention strategies for beginning social work practice with groups, communities, and organizations.

    Credits 3
    Corequisites  , and   .
  
  • SW 422 - AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


    (Same as HED 422 and NURS 422.) Interdisciplinary survey of various issues surrounding AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency) as viewed from several conceptual, professional, and experiential disciplines. Offers the most current cognitive information about AIDS and provides an affective awareness of major issues related to the disease.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 425 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II


    Provides foundational understanding of behavior and change at the level of organization, community, macro-level groups (e.g. task groups), and culture. Examines human behavior and change in macro systems and the impact of social and cultural forces on organizations, communities and macro-level groups.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites SW 315.
    Notes For full social work majors only.
  
  • SW 426 - Social Work Research II


    Introduces students to data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, computer skills and application of SPSS. Single-subject design and program evaluation included to teach students to systematically evaluate their own practice at all system levels. Exercises assigned to help students practice hands-on SPSS skills and interpret study results.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • SW 429 - Field Practicum II


    Supervised social work practice experience consisting of 240 hours in a social service agency and attendance in weekly field seminar classes. Provides for an appropriate progression in the integration and application of social work values, knowledge, and skills from micro- to macro-levels of generalist practice.

    Credits 6
    Corequisites   .
    Prerequisites SW 419, 420, and consent of the field director.
  
  • SW 441 - Social Work with the Elderly


    Examination of social work practice with the elderly based on critical analysis of theories of the aging process.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 460 - Basic Concepts in Social Work Administration


    Concepts of organizational function, structure, and process applied to understanding how organizations constrain or facilitate the delivery of human services.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   ,   ,   ,   .
  
  • SW 461 - Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare


    In-depth examination of current major issues in social programs and policies, and consideration of alternatives.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • SW 462 - Child Welfare Issues


    Study of public child welfare, history, policy, programming, services, and practice. For use in child abuse and neglect, child removal, permanency planning, termination of parental rights, reservation/reunification of families, supportive services to families, current interventive and service delivery systems, home-based preventive services, foster care and adoption.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Junior standing.
  
  • SW 470 - Community Organization Practice


    Studies the use of community organization in social work practice. Includes historical development, community organization dynamics and theory, process, and the value base of community organization practice.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 471 - Advanced Seminar: Special Problems


    Topic to be selected by instructor.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • SW 472 - Principles of Family Practice


    Seminar designed to study the principles, process, and skills required for helpers to assist family members in coping with dysfunction in the family unit.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 473 - Transitions: Women and Men in the Middle Years


    Exploration of the period in the life span known as the “vital years” or “prime time.” Understanding of the social, psychological, physical, and environmental changes that occur in women and men during the middle years.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 474 - Grant Writing and Management


    Prepares current health and human service professionals to develop and write effective grant proposals. Provides a basic overview and review of the grant writing process. This course helps students generate program ideas, plan and develop funding proposals to support those ideas, and seek appropriate funding sources.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 475 - Treatment of Addictions


    (Same as CED 450.) Five elements covered include; classification of drugs, phases of treatment of addictions, basic individual and group treatment skills, contents of various treatment approaches, and the treatment guidelines regarding working with special populations, including women, adolescents, elderly, etc.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 478 - Global Child Welfare


    Addresses the major challenges faced by children and their families globally and prepare the student for further study or action in specific areas of concern. Each content area (poverty, child labor, exploitation, etc.) will cover incidence, political, social and cultural interplay, current response, and recommended future strategy.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   ,    .
  
  • SW 493 - Gandhian Welfare Philosophy and Nonviolent Culture


    (Same as PHIL 493.) Introduction to the chosen topics in Gandhian welfare philosophy. Ethical, moral, social, and political foundations of Gandhian thought explored and their applications to problem resolution strategies and peaceful change at different levels demonstrated.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
  
  • SW 494 - Eastern Conceptions and Social Work Practice


    Introduces Eastern conceptions, useful in social work practice. Broader knowledge of life, living, society, values, relationships, and behaviors extended. Applications sought for lasting and effective problem-solving and therapeutic processes.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Senior standing.
  
  • SW 495 - Capstone Seminar


    Formerly Listed as SW 481.

    Integration of knowledge, values, and skills relating to social work practice into a capstone generalist experience. The student will demonstrate competencies at the beginning social work practice level.

    Credits 4
    Corequisites        
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • SW 499 - Independent Study


    Intensive study in a specific area of student interest under the direction of a faculty member.

    Credits (1-4)
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • TCA 103 - Hospitality Academic and Personal Development


    Provides students with skills, information, and experiences to improve their academic performance, assist in adapting to life’s vicissitudes, and help in the development of realistic academic planning through interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students. Major areas of focus include critical thinking, communication, global/multicultural awareness, and civil engagement and ethics, and life-long learning.

    Credits 2
    Prerequisites Freshman only.
    Notes Same as  . Open only to freshman and returning students.
  
  • TCA 110 - Introduction to the Convention Industry


    Overview of the convention industry, including meetings, trade shows, conferences and incentive travel.

    Credits 3
    Notes Roles of the suppliers to the industry also covered.
  
  • TCA 141 - Travel and Tourism I


    Survey of travel and tourism; focus on concepts, terminology, demographics, financial significance, and trends.

    Credits 3
  
  • TCA 201 - Hospitality Career Development


    Prepares students for fulfilling balanced careers as hospitality professionals. Takes a strategic orientation to career planning (3 to 5 years) by facilitating students developing a personal mission statement and relevant strategies for designing and living a satisfying whole life.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • TCA 221 - Hospitality Accounting I


    Hospitality accounting principles and practices pursuant to the industry’s uniform systems of accounts.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or higher.
  
  • TCA 241 - Travel and Tourism II


    Evaluates the economic, social, and political impact of tourism and travel, including markets, transportation, media, destination development, and the interrelationship of cooperating agencies.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .         
  
  • TCA 242 - Travel Agency Operations


    Examination of the services and functions of retail and wholesale travel agencies. Agency administration, procedures, ticketing, accounting, promotion, and travel counseling.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites TCA 101 and TCA 141.
  
  • TCA 251 - Hospitality Externship


    Internship experience with no classroom component. Lab fee required. Internships in the following areas: meetings, conventions, expositions, destination management/marketing, hospitality/casino marketing or accounting/finance, club, hotel catering, entertainment, theme parks or tourism.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  , minimum UNLV GPA of 2.50 or recommendation of faculty, Hospitality, Recreation/Leisure Studies, or Culinary Arts degrees only.
    Notes S/F grading only.
  
  • TCA 311 - Destination Management Company Administration


    Role of the destination management company in the tourism and convention industries. Includes markets, suppliers, transportation, staffing, tours, computers, events, equipment, accounting, sales, and marketing.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • TCA 321 - Hospitality Accounting II


    Analysis of departmental operating statements for use by department heads and general management.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites TCA 221.
  
  • TCA 330 - World Culture and Hospitality Management


    Differences in multicultural customs and behaviors in the hospitality industry. Focuses on cultural differences and the needs of international tourists. Differences in age, gender, social rank, religious requirements, and attitudes towards people with disabilities.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or three credits social sciences.
 

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