SPS Core Curriculum and Elective/Supporting Courses


The School of Professional Studies offers a variety of courses that support its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the Core Curriculum and elective and supporting courses, some of which may be required as part of a particular degree program.  Descriptions for elective and supporting courses not listed below can be found in the various program sections of this catalog.

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Course Descriptions: Core Curriculum

Area I: Skills for Life and Work

Writing (3 credits)

  • ENGL 107 College Composition

Communication (6 credits)

  • COM 225 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 290 Public Speaking
  • SPAN 103 Spanish for the Workplace

Numeracy (3 credits)

  • MATH 108 Finite Mathematics

Information Literacy (3 credits)

  • INT 109 Information Literacy

Area II:  Understanding the Self and Society

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

  • ENGL 215 Major United States Writers II
  • ENGL 267 Multicultural United States Literature
  • FNAR 101 Survey: History of Art I
  • FNAR 102 Survey: History of Art II
  • HIS 130 Introduction to American Civilizations
  • HIS 132 Twentieth Century United States
  • HIS 155 The 20th Century World
  • PHIL 103 Reasoning and Argumentation
  • RST 290 Religions of the World

Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • COM 201 Interpersonal Communication
  • ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • POLS 103 The American Political Process
  • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
  • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

Scientific Understanding (4 credits)

  • BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
  • ENVS 101 Discovering Planet Earth

Area III: Ethics and Moral Reasoning

Ethics (3 credits—course determined by major; check appropriate Catalog page)

  • PHIL 245 Ethics I
  • PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics

Course Descriptions: Elective and Supporting Courses

Descriptions for elective and supporting courses not listed below can be found in the various program sections of this catalog.

BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 130 Microbiology for the Health Professions
BIOL 242 Human Genetics
CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
GST 400 Senior Seminar in the Humanities
GST 401 Transforming Education into Action
HPNU 110 Professional and Career Success in the Health Professions
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
HPNU 210 Pathophysiology
ISYS 103 Internet Research
ISYS 141 Introduction to Programming
ISYS 201 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
ISYS 211 Information Systems in Organizations
ISYS 213 Decision Support Systems
ISYS 221 Information Technology I: Hardware
ISYS 222 Information Technology II: System Software
ISYS 231 Computer Networks
ISYS 241 Intermediate Programming
ISYS 243 Web Page Design
ISYS 301 Advanced Computer Applications
ISYS 311 Database Management Systems
ISYS 321 UNIX/Linux Fundamentals
ISYS 331 Internet Concepts and Architecture
ISYS 341 Data Structures and Algorithms
ISYS 343 Programming for the Internet
ISYS 351 Electronic Business
ISYS 353 Project Management
ISYS 361 Information Systems Security
ISYS 431 Network Design and Implementation
ISYS 498 Independent Study
ISYS 499 Senior Seminar: Information Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS 611 Information Systems in Organizations
ISYS 615 Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS 631 Data Communications and Networks
ISYS 653 Information Systems Project Management
ISYS 661 Information Systems Security
ISYS 663 Systems Intrusion Detection and Response
ISYS 667 Data Protection
ISYS 673 Information Security: Risk, Strategies, and Management
ISYS 675 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Security
ISYS 677 Issues and Trends in Information Security Management
PHIL 351 Bioethics for Health Care Professionals

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