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Human Resources Management
The Master of Arts degree and graduate certificate programs in Human Resource Management help practicing HRM specialists or other organization staff members moving into HRM to advance their knowledge and skills in the field.

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Human Resources Management
The Master of Arts degree and graduate certificate programs in Human Resource Management help practicing HRM specialists or other organization staff members moving into HRM to advance their knowledge and skills in the field.

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Health Science
If you have a passion for science and helping others, a career in health sciences could be for you. The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Health Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students seeking employment in a health-related field.

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History
The Department of History offers undergraduate majors and minors which provide a strong background in American history and world history. In addition to the required core courses, as a history student you may choose courses from four areas: United States, African-American, and world history. Although some introductory and upper division courses are offered in the evening, most courses that satisfy the requirements for a major in history are offered during the day.

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Humanities
The Department of Humanities offers undergraduate courses that provide an understanding of ideas, ideals, values, and beliefs as expressed through arts and letters of global cultures. The introductory and core courses—Humanities 150‚ 257 and 258—focus on global arts and ideas. Other courses focus on specific cultural areas, topics, or media.

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Health Science Overview

CAREER INFORMATION

Graduates from the Health Science Program have a wide variety of career opportunities available to them. Marygrove’s graduates are working as nurses, laboratory technicians, Physician Assistants, research assistants in hospitals and universities, public health workers and supervisors in the health care industry.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Nursing or nurse’s assistant • histotechnologist • radiology technician • physical therapist • dental hygienist • hospital clerk •  medical record keeper • medical lab assistant • medical laboratory technologist • community or public health advocate • health educator • patient advocate • case managers • health care manager/administrator

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you have a passion for science and helping others, a career in health sciences could be for you. The Health Science Program offers two different Bachelors degrees. The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Health Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students seeking employment in a health-related field.  Graduates will be prepared to enter the workplace, receive additional career-specific training, or pursue a graduate or doctoral degree if desired.  As a pre-professional program, the B.S. Health Sciences is designed to provide the foundational degree for those wishing to pursue graduate education in the health sciences, health professions, or health care administration.  For those students who do not wish to go on to graduate study, opportunities exist for positions in the biological or health sciences, or administration. The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration in Community Wellness and Public Health is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students wishing to pursue a career or advanced degree in public health, community health or health related community advocacy.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Interdisciplinary Health Science degree program is designed to provide you with a broad-based science curriculum. You will experience laboratory investigations and observations, field work, individual research projects with a faculty member, and preparation of library and laboratory research papers.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The Health Science program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:

The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines.  However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning

Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies.  Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Health Science major.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement

Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.S. or B.A in Health Science.

Internship/Cooperative Education

It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate.  Students may receive elective credit for an internship through HSC 388, HSC 488, and/or HSC 491.

Awards

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. Health Science majors are eligible for the Outstanding Graduating Science Major.  Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship.  This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

Pre-nursing Partnership

Marygrove College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science that contains all of the prerequisites for Oakland University’s Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Marygrove College and Oakland University offer the opportunity to transition into an accelerated one-year program of study leading to a BSN degree. Once the BSN is completed at Oakland University students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, and will have obtained two bachelor degrees. Students must be in good standing at Marygrove College and meet all of the pre-admission screening requirements*  to qualify for admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program at Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Note that completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

Applications for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program are accepted year round from students who have satisfied all pre-nursing admission requirements or are in their final semester of completing them. Students are encouraged to apply during the semester in which they are completing pre-nursing admission requirements.

*Pre-nursing admissions requirements include (1) letter of application including personal statement, (2) recommendation letters from 2 individuals, (3) pre-nursing coursework**, and (4) interview with Oakland University School of Nursing.

**Pre-nursing course work: Before being considered for admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, you must complete the following required pre-nursing courses with a grade of a B and a minimum overall grade point average in these courses of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale): BIO 150, BIO 267, CHM 130, CHM 230, and PSY 205.  You must obtain a minimum grade of a B in PHL course requirement and a minimum grade of a B+ in MTH 100 or MTH 103.  You must also maintain a minimum grade of a B- in BIO 321, HSC 321, HSC 327, HSC 408, PSY 321.

History Overview

CAREER INFORMATION

The Integrated Science Group Major is certifiable by the State of Michigan for K-8 teacher candidates.

Some students may wish to pursue this program to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the sciences.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Potential careers: Elementary School Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Science Curriculum Consultant, Science Journalist

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those candidates seeking certification to teach at the elementary- and/or middle school level. Requirements include 40 credit hours divided among biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and integrated science.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Elementary Integrated Science Program at Marygrove College has been designed to strengthen science teaching in K-8 schools. The Elementary Integrated Science Program coursework emphasizes “the learning of sci­ence through investigation and inquiry”, as called for by the National Science Education Standards. The rationale of the new curriculum design is that our graduates will model their teaching based on how they were taught. The new sequence of courses will provide students with a broad science background as well as an in-depth under­standing of effective and innovative practices in teaching science.

The courses and experiences in the Integrated Science program are organized to develop an understanding of structures, skills, core concepts, ideas, values, facts, methods of inquiry, and uses of technology needed by today’s teachers. The curriculum is designed such that the candidate first gains a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines; then the student learns how to integrate content within the sciences as well as throughout non-science disciplines.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The B.S. in Integrated Science program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:

The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning

Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Integrated Science major.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course.

Senior Seminar Requirement

Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.S. in Integrated Science.

 

Internship/Cooperative Education

It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through ISC 388, ISC 488, and/or ISC 491.

Awards

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. Integrated Science majors are eligible for the Outstanding Graduating Science Major. Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

 

Humanities Overview

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Humanities offers undergraduate courses that provide an understanding of ideas, ideals, values, and beliefs as expressed through global arts and letters. The core courses—Humanities 150‚ 257 and 258—explore global ideas and values. Other courses emphasize specific geo-cultural areas, genres, or media.

CAREER INFORMATION

An ability to understand and analyze global ideas and values enables us to assume leadership roles in our communities, at work and throughout the world. Humanities courses help develop skills of questioning, comparison, analysis and judgment that are useful in work requiring creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and decision-making. Exploring global cultures also provides new insights into one’s own heritage. Humanities is an enriching field of study for those planning to work  in education, the arts, literature, social sciences, human services, community leadership, or international business.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

All Humanities courses incorporate specific leadership skills, including Sustainability and Participatory Action Research perspectives.

 

History Course Descriptions

HIS 252 United States to 1877                             3 hours

Prerequisites: LS 105; ENG 107 recommended. General Education option

Social‚ political and economic development of the United States from the American Revolution through Civil War and Reconstruction.

HIS 253 United States Since 1877                        3 hours

Prerequisites: LS 105; ENG 107 recommended. General Education option

Social‚ political and economic development of the United States since Reconstruction with a particular focus on U.S. foreign policy and reform movements.

HIS 255 World History I                                        4 hours

Prerequisites: LS 105; ENG 107 recommended. General Education option

Examines the major civilizations of Africa‚ Asia and Europe up to 1000 AD‚ with a particular emphasis on the interrelated development of economic and social structures‚ states‚ law and religions.

HIS 256 World History II                                       4 hours

Prerequisites: LS 105; ENG 107 recommended. General Education option

Examines the history of Africa‚ Asia and Europe‚ as well as the European conquest of America‚ since 1000 AD. Emphasis on the formation of economic‚ social and political structures.

HIS 300                    Special Topics in History                                                                                                                      1-3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108

Selected topics and issues in history as chosen by the instructor.

HIS 306                      The World in the 20th Century                                                                                                                                   3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 253, 256, or 303

recommended

The history of interstate conflict, social revolution, and global economic change in the 20th century.

HIS 309                    American Society After World War II                                                                                                    3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 253 recommended

Political and social developments in the post-war era. This can serve as a writing intensive course for history majors.

HIS 310                    Metro Detroit Through Three Centuries                                                                                                         3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or 253 recommended. Fee: yes

The history of Detroit and its metropolitan area from 1701 to the present.

HIS 311                    History of Blacks in America to 1865                                                                                                               3 hours

Prerequisite: ENG 108; HIS 252 recommended. General Education option

The history of American blacks from early African origins through the periods of slavery and Civil War.

HIS 312                    History of Blacks in America Since 1865                                                                                                          3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or HIS 253 recommended. General Education option

The history of American blacks since the Civil War and Reconstruction.

HIS 314                    Native American History I                                                                                                        3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or HIS 256 recommended.

The history of Native Americans in North America from pre-contact to the 1830s.

HIS 315                    Native American History II                                                                                                                   3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 253 recommended

The history of Native Americans in North America since the 1830s.

HIS 316                    Liberalism, Communism and Fascism                                                                            3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 256 recommended

The intellectual, political, and social origins and development of modern ideologies.

HIS 320                    Vietnam                                                                                                                                     4 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 253 or 256 recommended. General Education option

The history of Vietnam from ancient times through French colonization and the 20th century revolutionary wars for independence against France and the United States. This can serve as a writing intensive course for history majors.

HIS 321                    Nazi Germany and the Holocaust                                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 256 or 303 recommended

This course focuses on the historical roots of Nazi ideology and the evolution of the racial policies of Hitler’s regime, culminating in the genocide directed against the Jewish people. Includes a class visit to the Holocaust Memorial Center.

HIS 323                    Genocide in the Modern World                                                                                                                        3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 256 recommended                                                                                                                                                          

An examination of the causes and patterns of the systematic destruction-including extermination-of national, racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the twentieth century. Coverage ranges from Armenia and the Holocaust to Cambodia, East Timor, Rwanda, and “ethnic cleansing” in the Balkans.

HIS 325                    American Foreign Policy                                                                                                                        3 hours

Prerequisite: ENG 108, introductory course in HIS or POL; Term: 2

Analysis and evaluation of the goals and instruments of U.S. foreign policy in the post-World War II period.

HIS 330                    Michigan: History and Politics                                                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108, one course in social science

Development of sub-federal political institutions: states, counties, municipal corporations, school districts, and regional governments. Emphasizing the Michigan experience, the political system will be examined within the framework of major historical eras, population patterns, and economic developments.

HIS 335                    Women in U. S. History                                                                                                                        3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or 253 recommended. General Education option

A history of women in America from colonial times to the present. This can serve as a writing intensive course for history majors.

HIS/ECN 340            American Labor History                                                                                                                        3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or 253 recommended. General Education option

The history of the working class and trade union movement in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. This can serve as a writing intensive course for history majors.

HIS/ECN 345               Problems in American Economic History                                                                               3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108, ECN 200 or 202

The process of American economic development; historical roots of contemporary economic problems.

HIS 347                       Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies                                                                               3 hours

Prerequisites: Permission of the history department, instructor, 2.7 GPA in teaching major; and admission to Teacher Certification program

Philosophical basis, objectives, materials, curriculum planning and techniques of instruction for teaching the Social Sciences at the middle school (grades 7-8) and at the high school level.

HIS 359                       History of Civil Rights                                                                                                           3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 253 recommended

This course focuses on one of the most crucial decades in American history: the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965). Historical, political, social and religious aspects of the movement are examined in documentary material. The course considers events preceding and succeeding the Civil Rights Movement and discusses strategies to achieve social justice. The human effects of social change and the relationship between the black freedom movement and all Americans are explored.

HIS 388                       Cooperative Field Work Experience                                                                           2-6 hours

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; Term: 1, 2

Supervised work experience in an activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor, and employer.

HIS 393                       Radicalism in 20th Century America                                                                                       3 hours

Prerequisite: ENG 108; HIS 253 recommended

Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships between the domestic U.S. events of the last 30 years

and the earlier roots of radical social, economic, and political behaviors.

HIS 491                       Independent Study                                                                                                                 3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; Permission of instructor; junior status recommended

In-depth advanced research on student-selected topic in consultation with faculty.

HIS 492                       Readings Seminar in History                                                                                               2-3 hours

Prerequisite: ENG 108; Permission of instructor; junior status recommended

Readings, discussion and research on a fundamental problem in history.

HIS 496                       Senior Research Seminar                                                                                                       3 hours

Prerequisites: History major; senior status or permission of instructor; must have completed 80 percent of history course require­ments; ENG 312; and history writing intensive course. IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis is recommended.

In-depth historical research on or related to the history of Detroit. Students are required to write an extensive research paper and make an oral presentation to the history department.

HIS 496S                       Social Science Senior Seminar: History Concentration                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisites. Social Science or Social Studies major; senior standing or permission of Instructor; must have completed 80 percent of history concentration; ENG 312 and the writing intensive course in area concentration. (HIS 309, HIS 320, HIS 335, HIS 340). IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis recommended.

Senior research seminar for social science majors with history and political science concentrations. In depth research and writing on a history or political science topic related to Detroit.

HIS 498                       Field Work                                                                                                                         1-3 hours

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, History major; senior status recommended

Practical application of classroom education and skills in a related work experience; professionally supervised.

 

Humanities Group Minor

The Humanities Group Minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of courses In Humanities and closely related disciplines. Twelve credit hours must be in Humanities and must include HUM 257 and HUM 258. The twelve additional credit hours may be in Humanities or in closely related disciplines: philosophy, literature, comparative religious studies, history, art, art history, dance, music, cinema, theatre arts, or specified interdisciplinary or travel seminars. A maximum of six credit hours in each discipline can be counted toward the group minor. A student may complete a Humanities group minor through evening and online courses. See department chair for Plan of Work.

A. Required Courses

HUM 257           Humanities of the Ancient World
HUM 258           Humanities of the Modern World

B. Humanities Electives

HUM 150           Contemporary Cultural Studies
HUM 275           Popular Culture
HUM 303           Black Film
HUM 315           Theater Detroit
HUM 330           Arab and Islamic Humanities
HUM 332           Latin American Humanities
HUM 333A        African Humanities I
HUM 334           African-American Aesthetics
HUM 335           Caribbean Humanities
HUM 491           Independent Study

C. Related Electives

Related electives include: philosophy, literature, comparative religious studies, history, art, art history, dance, music, cinema, and theatre arts. A maximum of six credit hours in each discipline can be counted toward the group minor. Many religious studies courses are not acceptable for Teacher Certification. See department chair.

 

History Minor

The history minor consists of 20 hours.

A. Required Core Courses

HIS 252                 U.S. to 1877

HIS 253                   U.S. Since 1877

HIS 255                   World History I

HIS 256                   World History II

B. Upper-level Courses to Complete the Minor

Humanities Course Descriptions

 

HUM 150 Contemporary Cultural Studies 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms).General Education option

Case studies of contemporary cultural ideas, values and expressive arts in a global context.

HUM 257 Humanities of the Ancient World 3 hours
Prerequisite: None (Fall term). General Education option

General Education option

Cultural ideas, values and expressive arts of major global cultures before 1500 C.E.

HUM 258 Humanities of the Modern World 3 hours
Prerequisite: None (Winter term). General Education option

Cultural ideas, values and expressive arts of major global cultures since 1500 C.E.

HUM 275 Popular Culture 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Fee: no

Examination of ideas and values expressed in popular media, U.S. A. and global.

HUM 303 Black Film 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108

African American film, international Black film and video, and interrelated socio-political, historical and aesthetic aspects.

HUM 315 Theater Detroit  2 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: yes

A study of drama performed in the Detroit area. Students attend all plays being studied.

HUM 330 Arab and Islamic Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no

Arab and Islamic cultural values and expressive arts in historical and geographic context.

HUM 332 Latin American Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108. Fee: no

Cultural values and expressive arts of Latin American nations‚ both ancient and modern.

HUM 333A African Humanities I 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no (Fall term).

African cultural arts and ideas in historical and geographic context.

HUM 334 African-American Aesthetics 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no (Winter term).

African-American literature, philosophy, arts, and cultural values.

HUM 335 Caribbean Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no

Expressive arts and cultural values of the Caribbean, focusing on the African diaspora.

HUM 491 Independent Study 1-6 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108 and permission of instructor

 

Health Science Course Descriptions

BIO 118   Medical Terminology 2 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: Fall, Winter

This course is designed for students with an active interest in the medical and paramedical fields. The course provides the student with the fundamental principles needed to understand medical vocabulary. The student will learn to use the techniques of word building with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation and the meanings of medical terms.

BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108; Term Fall, Winter Fee: yes. General Education option for science majors only

Biology 150 is a course which, together with Biology 151, is designed to give the student a broad experi­ence in the biological sciences. This course empha­sizes the cellular and molecular aspects of biology. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

BIO 267     Clinical Anatomy and Physiology 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150; BIO 118 recommended; designed for science majors and minors - not for general education; Term Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.

This course is a study of human anatomy and physiology with virtual human cadaver labs as well as other hands on selected labs. Topics include: tissues and the following systems: integumentary; skeletal and articular, muscular, digestive; blood, cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and their major diseases. This class is not for general education, it is specifically for science majors and minors. .  Laboratory included.

BIO 321     Microbiology 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150 and one semester of chemistry; Term: Fall; Fee: yes.

Microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses, form, structure, reproduction, genetics, physiology, me­tabolism and identification, disease, transmission and control.  Written lab reports required.  Laboratory included.

CHM 130 Chemical Science 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100; ENG 107; LS 105; Fee: yes. Term: Fall, Winter; General Education option

A descriptive and mathematical look at chemistry for the non-scientist. Conceptual development and problem solving are emphasized. Introduction to concepts of chemistry, language and theories for general and organic chemistry. Study of atomic theory, acid-base theories, mole concept and biological molecules. Laboratory included.

CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, CHM 130; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.

Brief survey of organic and biological chemistry, emphasizing applications to human physiology.  CHM 230 may not be used for major or minor credit in chemistry, biology, or forensic science.  Laboratory included.

HSC 101 Introduction to Health Professions 3 hours
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Health Professions is designed to familiarize students with the various careers in the medical professions. Students will learn skills necessary for their healthcare career pathway including; working with others, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural considerations in the healthcare industry, problem solving, decision making, accepting personal responsibility and self management. Topics include: healthcare career clusters, health care systems and trends, job skills and demands including problem solving skills, environmental safety and infection control, medical ethics and liability, ethical and legal responsibilities, professionalism and employability skills, and cultural awareness and diversity in health care.

HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness 4 hours
Prerequisites: CHM 130 AND BIO 150 or BIO 267 Term: Fall, Winter

Study of exercise, wellness and nutrition for pre-health professional students to provide skills necessary to determine nutritional needs, status, and habits of clients, throughout the lifespan and the health-illness continuum.  Teaching methodologies will include: lecture, discussion, case studies with application of the healthcare process and formulation of care plans.

HSC 321 Nursing Informatics 2 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150; BIO 267, CHM 130; CHM 230; ISC 312 Term:  Winter

This course will establish the foundational knowledge for understanding and practicing nursing informatics in a healthcare environment.  Nursing informatics models and theories and the sciences that support it will be reviewed.  The use of information technology to support decisions that promote safety and quality in patient-centered care, and concerns about protecting information and system integrity are addressed.  Course assignments focus on nursing and healthcare applications.  

HSC 327 Pathophysiology 4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, BIO 267; BIO 321 Term: Fall, Winter

The course will concentrate on how physiological functions of humans are modified by internal and external environmental stressors.  Underlying concepts and principles common to health deviations in all major physiological systems are presented.  Knowledge gained from this course will provide the student with rationale for clinical decision making and action in related nursing courses.  The teaching methodology for the class is lecture and class discussion.

HSC 388    Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, Health Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

HSC 398 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, BIO 267, PSY305; Term: TBA

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, or other health‐related outcomes, in human and animal populations. This course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology, epidemiologic research. and introduces you to the findings of epidemiologic research in key aspects of health and disease; including chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, social epidemiology, outbreak investigation, properties of tests, and study design and surveillance

HSC 408 Pharmacology in Nursing 4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150; BIO 267; BIO 321; HSC 327; CHM 230; MTH 103 Term: Fall, Winter

This course presents the basic principles of pharmacology needed to safely care for patients.  Emphasis is placed on concepts of pharmacology that guide all drug use; major classes of drugs with emphasis on mechanisms of actions; and patient care implications.

HSC 488    Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, Health Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

HSC 450 Community Advocacy & Public Health 4 hours
Prerequisite: POL/SOC/SW 385; Term: TBA

Students will be introduced to community health concepts, resources, and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Community Health Advocate locally, nationally, and globally. Special emphasis will be placed on factors to consider when working in community based settings; legislative and legal processes in local, state, and national health policy; characteristics of health models and plans; impact of culture and socioeconomic status on individual’s health, assessment of community issues from a health lens; communication; barriers to health care services; and related community resources. Particular skills include coalition development, developing a constituency/partnerships, advocacy, team building, and leadership. A practicum with a community partner is required.

HSC 491    Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; Health Science major; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

ISC 312  Junior Seminar 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term Fall, Winter;

Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS.  Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work.  In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports.  The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one.  A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity.  This is the program’s writing intensive course.

ISC 496A   Science Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 312; Senior standing in major. Term: Fall, Winter;

This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project.  Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B.  Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

ISC 496B   Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 496A; Senior standing in major; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.

This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member.  The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.

MTH 103  Health Science Mathematics 4 hours

Prerequisites: MTH 099; Term Fall, Winter

Applies basic mathematical skills in calculations required for the usual dosage determinations, as well as solution preparations using weight, metric, household, and apothecary systems.

POL/SOC/SW 385 Community and Organizational Change 3 hours
Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ECN 202; Term: Fall, Winter

Analysis of communities and organizations as social systems, including examination of critical problems. Also examines intervention and change strategies that appear to be effective and how they can be applied. A service-learning component may be included.

PSY 305 Introductory Statistics 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or equivalent; Term: Fall, Winter

Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications to social sciences. May include use of statistical software.

SW 200 Special Topics 2 hours

  • SW 200A Special Topics: Working with Substance Abuse
  • SW 200B Special Topics: Working with Children and Families
  • SW 200C Special Topics: Working with Mental Illness
  • SW 200D Special Topics: Working with Health Care
  • SW 200E Special Topics: Working with Diversity
  • SW 200F Special Topics: Working with Spanish Speaking Individuals and Communities
  • SW 200G Special Topics: Working with LGBT Individuals and Communities

Recommended Prerequisites: SOC 201 or 202, PSY 205; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Course addresses specific practice areas, populations and/or issues in order to provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into specialized topics that are not fully addressed in other courses. Offered on a rotating basis according to special interests and needs of students.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Resource Management 
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

MISSION

The Master of Arts degree and graduate certificate programs in Human Resource Management (HRM) help HRM professionals and other organization leaders advance their knowledge and skills in the field.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Human Resource Management graduate program focuses upon the practice of human resource management in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students base practice on solid theoretical grounding. Courses are led by faculty members who have earned advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior, and human resources.

The master’s degree curriculum comprises 12 courses in two areas: organization leadership studies and human resource management practice. The graduate certificate curriculum comprises 6 courses, emphasizing human resource management practice. A capstone course, which is required for the master’s degree and may be elected for the graduate certificate, provides an opportunity for students to integrate learning from previous courses by engaging in a team based HRM decision-making simulation.  

All courses are offered on-line. The master’s degree can be completed in six terms (two calendar years), based upon completion of two courses each term. Most courses are offered in an accelerated seven week format. The program must be completed within six years from the time of initial enrollment. 

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