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					Accelerated Bachelor’s
Degree Program
       Online Or On-Campus
           “ Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
           by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

           So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.

           Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

                                                                                                 – Mark Twain

Table of ConTenTs

Duquesne University’s School of Leadership                                                Make a your career, in the community, in
and Professional Advancement.......................................1                      the world. The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
Program Information .........................................................2            (BSPS) will provide new skills that can be readily applied.
                                                                                          The program is comprised of a wide range of interactive,
Application Procedures.....................................................3
                                                                                          professionally-oriented course work. You may tailor a
Curriculum ...........................................................................4
                                                                                          course of study to match your specific interests by choos-
Sample Degree Plan...........................................................6            ing two concentration areas from the following:
Course Descriptions ..........................................................7              ■   Behavioral Science

Additional Educational Opportunities ........................13                              ■   Computer Technology
                                                                                             ■   Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
                                                                                             ■   Nonprofit Leadership
                                                                                             ■   Organizational Behavior
Welcome to Duquesne University’s accelerated
bachelor’s degree program. This premier program is a                                         ■   Organizational Leadership
convenient opportunity for adults to earn a bachelor’s                                       ■   Professional Communication
degree while continuing to fulfill life’s other important                                    ■   Security Administration
obligations.                                                                                 ■   Strategic Public and Corporate Communication
                                                                                             ■   Training and Development
As a student, you’ll join a peer learning network of
individuals representing the community, corporate,
                                                                                          These two concentrations will comprise your
nonprofit, and military sectors. As a graduate,
                                                                                          major. Or, you can choose a major in Humane
you’ll join a Duquesne alumni network of nearly
74,000 worldwide.

                                                                                          The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
                                                                                          is committed to delivering the highest quality education
                                                                                          to you. We wish you success in your academic pursuits.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our programs offer educational excellence for adults who are often juggling careers, families and other
responsibilities. We are committed to the success of our students. We have experience in working with
adult students... and we enjoy it immensely!

■   Award-Winning Programs                                                     ■   Financial Assistance
    Recent honors include the Creative Use of Technology                           Deferred billing is available if your company has a tuition
    and Distinguished Credit Program awards from the                               payment plan. A payment plan is also available for stu-
    Association of Continuing Higher Education and the                             dents without corporate reimbursement. Financial aid is
    Outstanding Leadership Program award from the                                  available provided you meet the specific guidelines for the
    Association for Leadership Educators. Duquesne was                             various grant and loan programs. Duquesne University’s
    recently listed in the top tier of US News and World                           Financial Aid office can be reached at 412.396.6607 and
    Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges.                  
■   Outstanding Faculty                                                        ■   Innovative Student Support and Resources
    Our dedicated and supportive faculty uphold the highest                        •	 Online Writing Center: The center provides online
    standards of education and are experienced leaders in                             access to writing assistance in any subject. Students
    their respective fields. Faculty are drawn from the School                        can submit questions and have portions of their
    of Leadership and Professional Advancement, McAnulty                              papers evaluated.
    College of Liberal Arts, Cyril H. Wecht Institute of
    Forensic Science and the professional community.                               •	 Teaching Assistants: Each class has an instructor and
    This blend of faculty brings a diversity of practical                             many have a teaching assistant (TA). TAs are an
    and theoretical knowledge to the classroom.                                       essential resource and are accessible to students
                                                                                      outside of class.
■   Online Academic Excellence
    SLPA programs are listed in the Sloan Consortium                               •	 Academic Advisors: Our academic advisors understand
    Catalog of Online Educational Programs, which                                     the unique needs of adult students. Advisors assist with
    recognizes high quality online degree programs. Sloan-C                           transfer courses, course selection and other academic
    focuses	on	five	pillars	of	quality	in	online	education:	                          issues. In addition to office appointments, advisors are
    student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness,                             accessible by phone, e-mail and live chat. Evening and
    faculty satisfaction and institutional cost effectiveness.                        Saturday appointments are available.

■   Programs for Military Service Members                                          •	 Adult Transition Seminar: This course introduces the
    We understand the unique needs of our military students.                          adult student to the college environment while
    Our students include active duty, reserve, guard and                              sharpening and enhancing the skills necessary for
    veterans. Duquesne University’s SLPA has programs                                 academic success. Exercises include developing skills
    listed in DANTES, the Servicemembers’ Opportunity                                 in writing, reasoning and critical thinking.
    Colleges (SOC), and ConAP. We are pleased to offer                         ■   Accessible Staff
    special military tuition rates and are a Yellow Ribbon                         The School office is open Monday through Saturday.
    Program participant.                                                           •	 Monday	–	Thursday:	8:30	am-6:00	pm	EST	
                                                                                   •	 Friday:	8:30	am-5:00	pm	EST	
                                                                                   •	 Saturday:	7:00	am-4:00	pm	EST

Duquesne University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104;
267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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                    Program InformaTIon

      Courses in the accelerated bachelor’s degree program are       Opportunities for Advanced Standing
      offered in an eight-week format, with five terms per year.     Adult students bring a wealth of life’s experiences to
      Terms start in August, October, January, March and May.        the educational arena. This knowledge and experience
      The program can be completed in about four years.              may be converted into credits through several methods.
      Students entering the program with an associate’s degree       An advisor can evaluate your transcripts and inform you
      or 60 transfer credits can expect to complete the program      of the number of credits that you can expect to gain
      in about two years.                                            through the advanced standing opportunities listed below.
                                                                        ■   Transfer Credits:	Credits	taken	at	other	accredited	
      Course Format Options                                                 universities or colleges may be applied toward your
         ■   Pittsburgh:	Most	core	courses	and	some	concentra-              degree.	Certain	rules	apply:	no	more	than	60	credits	
             tion courses are available on Saturdays at                     can be transferred from a two-year institution, at
             Duquesne’s main campus in Pittsburgh.                          least one-half of the major must be completed at
         ■   Online:	Degrees	are	available	entirely	online.	There	          Duquesne University, and a total of 30 credits must
             are no campus visit requirements. Online courses are           be completed in residence. Only course grades of
             highly structured and academically challenging.                “C” or better will be considered for possible transfer.
             While students are not expected to be online at any            (Note:	We	transfer	only	the	credit,	not	the	Q.P.A.)	
             specific times, they are expected to meet specific             Other restrictions may apply depending on the
             participation guidelines. Classes cover the equiva-            program of enrollment.
             lent curriculum and workload, and are taught by            ■   Prior Learning Assessment (PLA):	The	PLA	Seminar	
             the same faculty, as on-campus courses.                        provides an opportunity that allows students to
         ■   Hybrid:	Students	residing	in	the	Pittsburgh	area	              define, organize and document their prior demon-
             can combine their campus courses with online                   strated college level learning and earn course credits
             coursework based upon their scheduling needs                   through a faculty evaluation process. Prior learning
             and interests.                                                 that may qualify for college-level credit must be con-
                                                                            ceptual as well as practical and must relate to sub-
                                                                            jects traditionally taught at the University. A student
                                                                            in the School of Leadership and Professional
                                                                            Advancement	may	earn	up	to	15	credits,	but	credits	
                                                                            earned cannot be counted as part of the 30 in resi-
                                                                            dence required for graduation. In most cases, credits

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        earned will count toward electives. Additional infor-
        mation is available on the program website. It is rec-
        ommended that you discuss this option further with
        an advisor.
    ■   CLEP Tests:	The	College	Level	Examination	Program	
        (CLEP) is a series of examinations which provide the
        opportunity to demonstrate knowledge acquired
        through life experiences. These examinations are
        available in various subject areas in the liberal arts
        and sciences. While not all CLEP tests are accepted
                                                                    “It has been the most challenging and fulfilling
        at Duquesne, consult with your advisor to determine         experience thus far outside of raising three fine
        your eligibility. Students must have less than 60
        credits toward their degree, including transfer work,       sons. I loved Duquesne learning so much that
        in order to be considered.
                                                                    I went back for the Master’s program in Leadership
    ■   Military Credit:	Students	who	serve	or	have	served	in	
        the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for academic          and Business Ethics. I would encourage anyone to
        credit at Duquesne University depending upon the
        type of coursework completed and the program in             choose Duquesne over other programs if they wish
        which they are enrolled.
                                                                    to be tested to the limits of their ability. It is not
Application Requirements and Procedures
                                                                    easy, but the best returns are those generated by
The application process is streamlined to fit the needs of
busy adults. Your application packet must be complete               hard work and application. The interchange of
before it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
                                                                    ideas and viewpoints with fellow seekers of
    ■	Application:	Apply	online	at                               knowledge has turned into the second benefit
    ■	Letter	of	Interest:	A	letter	that	accompanies	your	
                                                                    of my education at Duquesne. I have become
        application that describes your background and
        educational/career goals. Please limit it to two            more skilled in applying much of the information
        pages. Email to
                                                                    learned to my teamwork in a data processing
    ■   Official high school transcript.* A GED diploma may
        be submitted in lieu of a high school transcript.           environment with the Commonwealth.”
    ■   Any official college and/or university transcript(s)                   – Ruth McNeil, Alumna
        with prior credits.*
    ■   Contact the School of Leadership and Professional
        Advancement to schedule an admissions interview.
        This interview can be done by phone for online
        students.	412.396.5034/1.800.283.3853
                                                                    “The major ingredient for a good foundation for
*All transcripts must be requested in writing. Transcripts          success is one’s personal commitment to do what
marked “Issued to Student” are not official. Official transcripts
are only those mailed directly to the School of Leadership and      needs to be done in order to obtain his or her
Professional Advancement from the issuing institution.
                                                                    degree. Other key ingredients are the SLPA staff,
Have	your	official	transcript(s)	sent	to:	
                                                                    educators, and students. This program has literally
Duquesne University                                                 changed my life.”
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
                                                                               – Jeanne M. Williams, Alumna
Admissions Committee
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,	PA	15282

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      120	total	credits	is	the	minimum	required	for	graduation:                    Nonprofit Leadership
                                                                                   With more than 1.3 million nonprofit organizations and
          ■   University Core Curriculum             33 Credits
                                                                                   foundations in the US, the nonprofit sector is a key area
          ■   Professional Core Curriculum           27 Credits                    of employment. This concentration is designed for those
          ■   Major                                  36 Credits                    currently working in, or aspiring to work in, or with, the
                                                                                   nonprofit sector. This knowledge base is also useful for
          ■   Electives                              24 Credits
                                                                                   those interested in or serving on a nonprofit board.

      Courses are three credits each unless otherwise noted. Courses are offered   Organizational Behavior
      in eight-week terms. Courses subject to change.                              Today’s employees are faced with an ever-changing work
                                                                                   environment where high quality, innovation and exceptional
      The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS)                       service are a necessity. This concentration focuses on
      will prepare you to move into the professional ranks                         effective human behavior in the workplace in these dynamic
      of an organization. Through a wide range of interactive,                     times. Emphasis is placed upon organizational culture,
      professionally-oriented course work, you will prepare                        organizational psychology, a multicultural workforce and
      for a leadership position in your chosen profession.                         efforts to foster a healthy work environment.

      Program Options                                                              Organizational Leadership
      BSPS: Tailor a course of study to match your specific                        Leadership is the ability to help others move organizations
      interests by choosing two concentration areas from the list                  forward in changing times. While the focus of the program is
      below to comprise your major.                                                cultivating the ability to lead at any level, individuals
                                                                                   also develop and refine skills in critical thinking, problem
      BSPS, Major in Humane Leadership: This major is                              solving, motivating and empowering others, and
      designed for those working in animal care and protection.                    communicating effectively and persuasively.

      BSPS Concentrations                                                          Professional Communication
                                                                                   Communication skills are increasingly important in today’s
      Behavioral Science
                                                                                   workplace. This concentration acquaints the student with
      In this concentration, students are provided with the
                                                                                   a cross-section of current communication theories and
      behavioral science theories, methods, and research findings
                                                                                   applications. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, ethical
      to provide a disciplinary understanding of how scientists
                                                                                   concerns and assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses as
      think about and understand human behavior. Students will
                                                                                   a communicator.
      understand and apply psychological principles to personal,
      social, and organizational issues. Students will develop
                                                                                   Security Administration
      insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental
                                                                                   More than ever, skills related to security administration are
      processes and apply effective strategies for self-management
                                                                                   in demand in the military, government and corporate sectors.
      and self-improvement.
                                                                                   The security administration concentration emphasizes a
                                                                                   broad range of aspects including operational security,
      Computer Technology
                                                                                   intelligence, cybersecurity, and security management.
      This concentration provides the conceptual background
      and application skills needed to use computer technology.
                                                                                   Strategic Public and Corporate Communication
      This concentration is not for technology managers, rather,
                                                                                   This concentration recognizes the importance of planning
      managers who seek to add value to their organizational
                                                                                   and directing strategic communication for all businesses and
      processes by understanding and integrating technology.
                                                                                   organizations. Students will learn both the theory and the
                                                                                   practice of strategic, ethical, and persuasive communication
      Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
                                                                                   to internal (e.g., employees) and external (e.g., customers,
      Careers in the criminal justice field are growing. Forensic
                                                                                   suppliers, the community, and the general public) audiences.
      science is becoming an increasingly important part of the
      field. This unique area of study incorporates coursework
                                                                                   Training and Development
      developed by the School of Law and Cyril J. Wecht Institute
                                                                                   The ability to identify avenues for innovative and unique
      of Forensic Science and Law.
                                                                                   training enhances and strengthens the organization. The
                                                                                   training and development concentration enables students to
                                                                                   gain a deeper understanding of adult learning, effectively
                                                                                   develop and conduct needs assessments, develop and

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facilitate training based upon target audience needs,                      ■   Computer Technology	–	18	credits
effectively evaluate programs and understand the role that                     – Information Technology for Modern Organizations
technology can play in enhancing training and development.                     – Databases as Productivity Tools for the
                                                                                 Competitive Edge
unIversITy Core CurrICulum – 33 CredITs                                        – Electronic Communications and Cyberspace for
    ■   Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum                               the Leader
    ■   Imaginative Literature                                                 – Network Operating Systems
    ■   Calculus with Algebra I                                                – Multimedia Technology
    ■	Basic	Philosophical	Questions                                            – Leadership Trends in IT (Capstone)

    ■   Natural Science Requirement                                        ■   Criminal Justice and Forensic Science	–	18	credits
    ■   Theology Requirement                                                   – Introduction to Judicial Systems
                                                                               – The Role of Forensics in Criminal Justice
    ■   Ethics Requirement
                                                                               – Criminal Law and Investigative Procedures
    ■   Creative Arts Requirement
                                                                               – Trial Preparation Tactics
    ■   Faith and Reason Requirement                                           – Transnational Organized Crime
    ■   Global Diversity Requirement                                           – Capstone
    ■   Social Justice Requirement                                         ■   Nonprofit Leadership	–	18	credits	
See course descriptions for examples of courses to fulfill requirements.       (select six courses)
                                                                               – Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
ProfessIonal Core CurrICulum – 27 CredITs                                      – Fundraising Basics and Financial Management
Professional requirements prepare students to meet the                         – Fundraising, Philanthropy and Resource
challenge of a wide range of careers through an appreciation                     Development
of initiative and responsibility; by encouraging logical
                                                                               – Marketing and Public Relations
thinking and analytical reasoning; and by developing an
awareness of the important role of quantitative measurement                    – Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness
in today’s professional world.                                                 – Human Resource and Volunteer Management
    ■   Adult Transition Seminar                                               – Nonprofit Board of Directors

    ■   Statistical Analysis/Research Methods                              ■   Organizational Behavior	–	18	credits
                                                                               (select six courses)
    ■   Computer Applications and Information Systems
                                                                               – Principles of Organizational Behavior
    ■   Accounting I
                                                                               – Organizational Learning and Knowledge
    ■   Accounting II                                                            Management
    ■   Microeconomics                                                         – Power and Politics in Organizations
    ■   Macroeconomics                                                         – Best Practices in Organizations
    ■   Structure of the Legal Environment                                     – Organizational Research
                                                                               – Organizational Design and Development
    ■   Understanding the Marketplace and Competition
                                                                               – Organizational Psychology
major – 36 CredITs                                                             – Organizational Socialization
BSPS: Customize your course of study by selecting two                      ■   Organizational Leadership	–	18	credits
concentration areas which will comprise your major.                            (select six courses)
    ■   Behavioral Science	–	18	credits	                                       – Critical Thinking and Decision Making
        (select six courses)                                                   – Principles of Organizational Leadership
        – Introduction to Behavioral Science                                   – Organizational Communication
        – Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Science                        –	Organizational	Leadership:	Selected	Topics	(two	
        – Social Environment and Human Behavior                                  courses required)
        – Science of Positive Psychology                                       –	Organizational	Leadership:	Capstone	Seminar
        – Life Span Development                                                –	Entrepreneurial Leadership
        – Disorders of Human Behavior
        – Health and Human Behavior

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          ■   Professional Communication	–	18	credits                                    ■   Training and Development	–	18	credits,	online	only
              – Human Communication in a Technological Age                                   – Adult Learning Theory
              – Communication in the Marketplace                                             – Introduction to Training and Development
              – Organizational Communication                                                 – Instructional Methods and Delivery
              – Communication Management                                                     – Evaluation Research
              – Interpersonal Communication                                                  – Developing Training in the e-Learning Environment
              – Communication Ethics                                                         – Capstone
          ■   Security Administration	–	18	credits                                       ■   BSPS Major in Humane Leadership	–	36	credits
              – Introduction to Security                                                     Nonprofit Leadership (18	credits)
              – Executive and Personal Protection                                            – Fundraising Basics and Financial Management
              – Electronic and Cybersecurity                                                 – Fundraising, Philanthropy and Resource
              – Security Management                                                            Development
              – Information and Intelligence in Security                                     – Nonprofit Board of Directors
                Administration                                                               – Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness
              – Security Law                                                                 – Human Resources and Volunteer Management
          ■   Strategic Public and Corporate Communication	–	18	credits                      – Marketing and Public Relations
              – Communication in the Marketplace                                         	   Program Specific Courses	(18	credits)
              – Human Communication in a Technological Age                                   –	First	Strike:	Cruelty	to	Animals	and	Interpersonal	
              – Communication Ethics                                                           Violence
              – Integrated Marketing and Communication Strategies                            – Studies in Humane Education
                I:	Public	Relations                                                          – Animal Health and Behavior in the Sheltering
              – Integrated Marketing and Communication Strategies                              Environment
                II:	Advertising                                                              – Animal Protection as a Social Movement
              –	Integrated	Marketing	and	Communication:	                                     – Compassion Fatigue
                Coordinating Advertising and PR                                              – Current Topics in Animal Sheltering

                                                                                    eleCTIves – 24 CredITs

                                       Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies: Sample Degree Plan
       Curriculum         August                       October                January                     March                  May
                          Term 1                       Term 2                 Term 3                      Term 4                 Term 5
       Year One           Adult Transition             Thinking & Writing     Imaginative Literature      Computer               Structure of the
                          Seminar                      Across Curriculum      & Critical Writing          Applications           Legal Environment
                          Basic Philosophical          Statistical Analysis   Understanding the           Calculus with          Natural Science
                          Questions                    and Research           Marketplace                 Algebra I              Requirement
       Year Two           Accounting I                 Accounting II          Microeconomics              Macroeconomics         Concentration Course
                          Theology                     Ethics Requirement     Creative Arts               Faith and Reason       Global Diversity
                          Requirement                                         Requirement                 Requirement            Requirement
       Year Three         Concentration                Concentration          Concentration               Concentration          Concentration
                          Course                       Course                 Course                      Course                 Course
                          Social Justice               Concentration          Concentration               Concentration          Concentration
                          Requirement                  Course                 Course                      Course                 Course
       Year Four          Concentration Course         Elective               Elective                    Elective               Elective
                          Concentration Course         Elective               Elective                    Elective               Elective
      For demonstration purposes. Subject to change.

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             Course desCrIPTIons

university Core CurriCulum                                ■   Ethics Requirement                                   Professional Core CurriCulum
                                                              The ethics requirement engages students in
■   Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum                                                                     ■   Adult Transition Seminar
                                                              philosophical and theological reflection on the
    (English I)                                                                                                        This course introduces the adult student to the
                                                              question: “How ought we to live our lives?”
    Practice in analysis and expression in many                                                                        college environment while sharpening and
                                                              Students are provided with knowledge and
    disciplines, as preparation for other work in later                                                                enhancing the skills necessary for academic
                                                              skills that enable them to recognize and analyze
    courses throughout the University. The course                                                                      success. Selected readings from many
                                                              ethical and moral problems and to make
    focuses on reading across the curriculum,                                                                          disciplines will be followed by a variety of
                                                              ethical decisions in their public, private, and
    writing the academic argument essay, grammar                                                                       writing assignments. Other exercises focus
                                                              professional lives. Courses include Philosophical
    skills, research, and rhetoric.                                                                                    on developing skills in writing, reasoning, and
                                                              Ethics or Theological Ethics.
                                                                                                                       critical thinking.
■   Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing           ■   Creative Arts Requirement
    (English II)                                                                                                   ■   Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
                                                              The study of the Creative Arts is essential to a
    A college-level introduction to imaginative                                                                        This course focuses on research and quantita-
                                                              liberal arts education. It provides students with
    literature and to a variety of critical techniques                                                                 tive methods in the social sciences. Students
                                                              the opportunity to develop integrative skills and
    for interpreting imaginative literature.                                                                           will learn appropriate techniques for data
                                                              to have creative experiences that enhance
                                                                                                                       gathering and analysis. Topics include: survey
■   Calculus with Algebra I                                   overall intelligence. Courses include Arts and
                                                                                                                       formulation, statistical approaches (includes
    This course covers factoring, radical expres-             the Human Experience, Understanding Art, or
                                                                                                                       regression analysis) and the use of statistical
    sions, equations, inequalities, functions and             Enjoyment of Music.
                                                                                                                       software packages in research.
    their graphs, exponential and logarithmic func-       ■   Faith and Reason Requirement
    tions, systems of equations and inequalities.                                                                  ■   Computer Applications and Information Systems
                                                              Throughout history the relationship of faith and
                                                                                                                       These courses will introduce the major soft-
■   Basic Philosophical Questions (Philosophy)                reason has often informed the ways in which
                                                                                                                       ware packages used in profit and nonprofit
    Philosophy, literally the “love of wisdom,” is a          individuals search for truth and understand the
                                                                                                                       organizations. These will include the Microsoft
    discipline for discussing basic questions about           world and their own humanness. Students will
                                                                                                                       Office Suite in a Windows environment.
    ourselves and our world. In this course, in               study how the interactions of religious faith
                                                                                                                       Students will have projects in all of these
    addition to reading and evaluating several                and reason have been expressed and their
                                                                                                                       packages to build competence in their use and
    works written by major figures, students                  relationship understood. Courses include
                                                                                                                       to build the understanding of their power in
    are encouraged to think philosophically for               Christian Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy,
                                                                                                                       providing essential information to the manager.
    themselves and to formulate their own answers             or Faith and Atheism.
    to perennial philosophical questions.                                                                          ■   Accounting for the Professional I and II
                                                          ■   Global Diversity Requirement
                                                                                                                       An introduction to the basic vocabulary
■   Natural Science Requirement                               Knowledge of the world’s peoples contributes
                                                                                                                       of accounting and to financial statement
    The natural science requirement engages                   to students’ development as global citizens.
                                                                                                                       analysis. These courses will emphasize the
    students’ curiosity about the workings of the             The focus of this theme area is on concepts
                                                                                                                       understanding of financial information for
    natural world and helps them acquire the                  of cultural and social identity. Diversity may
                                                                                                                       effective organizational leadership.
    basic scientific literacy necessary for informed          be explored through the study of historical
    global citizenship. Through the course options,           developments; of linguistic, literary and artistic   ■   Microeconomics
    students have the opportunity to learn what               expressions; of geographical, social, political,         An analysis of prices, output, and income
    types of questions scientists in a specific field         and economic systems; and of religious,                  distribution through the interaction of house-
    ask and how scientists apply the scientific               spiritual, and ethical themes. Courses include           holds and business firms in a free enterprise
    method by forming and testing hypotheses, by              Shaping of the Modern World or Judaism,                  economy. Government intervention and
    using experimental or observational evidence,             Christianity and Islam.                                  alternative systems are examined.
    and by evaluating their conclusions.                  ■   Social Justice Requirement                           ■   Macroeconomics
■   Theology Requirement                                      Courses in this theme area emphasize social              The theory of the determination of national
    The purpose of the Theology course is to                  justice values because these values play an              income, unemployment, and inflation and its
    provide students with the opportunity to                  integral role in the formation and education of          implications for public policy.
    explore the role of religion and spirituality in          students as agents for ethical change. Through
                                                                                                                   ■   Structure of the Legal Environment
    their own lives and the lives of others. The              this requirement students are assisted in
                                                                                                                       An examination of the legal and regulatory
    course provides the opportunity for students              learning how to be informed global citizens and
                                                                                                                       environment in which organizations must
    to understand how religion and theology shape             to take responsibility for being informed and
                                                                                                                       function. Special attention will be given to
    personal, communal, and global life. Courses              productive participants in the life of society.
                                                                                                                       ethical considerations and social and political
    include Biblical and Historical Perspectives,             Courses include Survey of Sociology.
                                                                                                                       influences as they affect such organizations.
    Theological Views of the Person, or Global and
    Cultural Perspectives.

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                         Course desCrIPTIons

      ■   Understanding the Marketplace and Competition           ■   Life Span Development                             ■   Databases as Productivity Tools for the
          This course will explore basic concepts, princi-            This course focuses on the theoretical and            Competitive Edge
          ples and activities involved in modern marketing:           empirical models that direct developmental            Explores the capabilities and basic architecture
          planning, analyzing market opportunities, select-           research on adulthood and old age. A primary          of a database and its role as an instrument of
          ing target markets, developing the marketing                emphasis will be placed on reviewing the              competitive advantage. The ability to operate
          mix, and managing the marketing effort.                     empirical literature concerning developmental         and use a computer in the tasks of creation,
                                                                      changes in cognition, motivation, and emotion.        retrieval and maintenance of data files will be
      Concentrations                                              ■   Disorders of Human Behavior
                                                                                                                            covered. Through the use of hands-on tasks,
                                                                                                                            case studies, and projects, students will apply
      Behavioral sCienCe                                              This course is an overview of psychopathology
                                                                                                                            the theories discussed to practical applications.
                                                                      and abnormal behavior among adults. The focus
      ■   Introduction to Behavioral Science                                                                                Current microcomputer relational databases
                                                                      will be on theoretical models of abnormal
          This course is an introduction to and survey of                                                                   will be reviewed, and direct experience with
                                                                      behavior as they relate to the definition,
          the science of human behavior and mental                                                                          one will be obtained (Microsoft Access). In
                                                                      etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.
          processes. There will be a primary emphasis on                                                                    addition, the ability to extract and organize
                                                                      Diagnostic classification, behavioral, and
          the application of scientific reasoning and the                                                                   data to better understand operational trends
                                                                      biological features of the major syndromes of
          empirical method to the study of topics such as                                                                   will be discussed.
                                                                      psychopathology will be discussed.
          learning and cognition, the biological bases of
                                                                                                                        ■   Electronic Communications and Cyberspace
          behavior, personality, motivation and emotion,          ■   Health and Human Behavior
                                                                                                                            for the Leader
          social and group dynamics, developmental pro-               This course is concerned with how behavior
                                                                                                                            Introduces the world of electronic communica-
          cesses, and behavioral disorders and treatment.             influences the development of and recovery
                                                                                                                            tions in a globally networked age. The student
                                                                      from disease. The course will introduce the
      ■   Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Science                                                                     will be exposed to the vast array of online
                                                                      biopsychosocial model and review existing
          This course is an introduction to the fundamen-                                                                   information resources available through the
                                                                      behavioral, psychosocial, and epidemiological
          tals of quantitative behavioral research including                                                                Internet. Additionally, the ability to communi-
                                                                      data on the relationship between behavior and
          the identification and selection of testable                                                                      cate electronically in various mediums (text,
                                                                      disease, and how behavior, emotion, and
          research problems, developing hypotheses,                                                                         sound, images) will be discussed. The areas
                                                                      cognition can influence the disease process.
          research designs, data analysis, writing research                                                                 covered will include the use of electronic com-
          papers in the APA style, and ethical conduct                                                                      munications in the developing arena of elec-
          in research. Students will learn to critically evalu-   ComPuter teChnology                                       tronic data interchange and commerce, virtual
          ate published journal articles including under-                                                                   private networks, intranets, and remote access
                                                                  ■   Information Technologies for Modern
          standing potential sources of bias. Statistical                                                                   to data. The use of electronic communications,
          Analysis is a prerequisite for this course.                                                                       such as security, privacy, backup, redundancy,
                                                                      Acquaints the student with the computer
      ■   Social Environment and Human Behavior                       hardware and software resources required to           and future trends will also be discussed.
          This course outlines how people’s behavior, feel-           function effectively in today’s organizations.    ■   Network Operating Systems
          ings, and thoughts are influenced or determined             Students will also receive hands-on practice          Examines the workings of network operating
          by their social environment. Topics include                 with software applications useful for organiza-       systems (NOS) and examines the various ser-
          person perception, prejudice, discrimination                tional leadership. They will also examine the         vices provided by an NOS including file services,
          and diversity, the nature of attitudes and social           impact of the information highway on organiza-        application services, mail and messaging, dis-
          cognition, group dynamics and behavior, and                 tional operations.                                    tributed authentication and database functions.
          interpersonal relations.
      ■   Science of Positive Psychology
          This course covers the basics of the new
          science of positive psychology and reviews
          empirical evidence of successful positive               “My First session Was Fantastic! i Had a Blast
          psychology interventions. The focus will be on
          human strengths rather than weaknesses, and             Being Back at scHool. i really do Believe tHis
          on understanding human happiness, well-being,
          flow, optimism, and flourishing. Students               is a liFe-cHanging event For Me... i could not
          will gain practical skills in applying positive
          psychology exercises to their own lives.                Be Happier to Be a part oF duquesne!”
                                                                                                       – steve Buccilli
                                                                                                         aFter Market teaM leader, respironics

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    The major emphasis will be on the Windows           ■   The Role of Forensics in Criminal Justice              ■   Capstone
    NT and Unix operating systems, although Novell          Students gain knowledge of working in collabo-             Individual study culminating in an applied
    Network NDS and OS/2 will be discussed.                 ration with forensic specialists in a factfinder           research paper which incorporates all aspects
    Students completing this course should be able          role. Included in this course are such topics as:          of the various disciplines and topics covered in
    to evaluate various network operating systems           the recognition, collection, analysis and preser-          this concentration. Students may use any form
    in specific application contexts and provide            vation of physical evidence, the role of the               of technology to deliver their research and may
    justifications for the sizing and selection of a        fact finder, understanding competing expert                also draw upon their own professional experi-
    particular NOS including budgeting for capital          opinions, autonomy and the elimination of bias,            ence to demonstrate mastery of material.
    and operating expenses.                                 building and maintaining relationships with
                                                            district attorneys, public defenders, private
■   Multimedia Technology                                                                                          humane leadershiP maJor
                                                            counsel, victim’s families, law enforcement
    Provides an overview of multimedia technology
                                                            agencies, journalists and the public.                  ■   First Strike: Cruelty to Animals and
    and its uses. Graphical User Interfaces, multi-
                                                                                                                       Interpersonal Violence
    media computer selections, scanners, sound          ■   Criminal Law and Investigative Procedures
                                                                                                                       During the past two decades, the relationship
    digitizing, video and still cameras, CD-ROMs,           This course provides an intensive study of inves-
                                                                                                                       between cruelty to animals and interpersonal
    multimedia and networking, multimedia and               tigative procedures and their applications in the
                                                                                                                       violence—once a subject of common anec-
    distance learning, digital video, graphics, sound       world of criminal justice. Topics include: criminal
                                                                                                                       dotal knowledge—has been substantiated by
    and animation are examined. Students will               law and procedure; crime scene preservation,
                                                                                                                       a significant body of work in social science.
    create home pages on the World Wide Web                 investigation and reconstruction; documentation
                                                                                                                       Participants in this course will gain a fundamen-
    as a means of integrating course concepts.              of the crime scene; forensic psychiatry and
                                                                                                                       tal knowledge of this connection; examine both
                                                            psychology; and forensic investigative methods
■   Leadership Trends in Information Technology                                                                        qualitative and quantitative studies and case
                                                            of arson, ballistics and firearms, bombs, DNA,
    This capstone course will investigate the use                                                                      histories of the correlation between cruelty to
                                                            anthropology, odontology, entomology,
    and application of technology into the business                                                                    animals, child abuse, domestic violence, elder
                                                            linguistics, cybercrime and bioterrorism.
    entity. Through case studies and best practice                                                                     abuse, and teen violence; and explore the broad
    examples, students will analyze the synergism       ■   Trial Preparation Tactics                                  terrain of community level partnerships involv-
    and advantages to be gained from successful             This course provides students with an under-               ing humane societies, social service providers,
    implementations of technology. Current trends           standing of the various roles that are essential           and law enforcement agencies. Participants
    within the information technology industry              to the support team in the courtroom setting.              will learn how to recognize the at-risk or
    and their relation to business success will be          Topics include: the Federal Rules of Evidence              offending populations.
    discussed. Students will produce a comprehen-           concerning the use of experts; experts’ reports
                                                                                                                   ■   Studies in Humane Education
    sive case analysis to demonstrate their under-          and testimony; the Frye and Daubert rulings;
                                                                                                                       This course will examine the history and theory
    standing and proficiency in the area of strategic       admissibility of evidence; use of photos, com-
                                                                                                                       behind the teaching of kindness to animals, and
    application of information technologies.                puter simulations, virtual reality and other types
                                                                                                                       explore some of the most important topics in
                                                            of demonstrative evidence; and how witnesses
                                                                                                                       contemporary studies of humane education.
Criminal JustiCe and                                        are prepared for examination and cross-exami-
                                                                                                                       These include the development of empathy and
forensiC sCienCe                                            nation. Professionals from virtually all of the dis-
                                                                                                                       the theory of transference, the relevance of
                                                            ciplines covered review their roles as experts,
■   Introduction to Judicial Systems                                                                                   gender differences in attitudes and conduct
                                                            or adjuncts to the experts, who are called upon
    This course provides students with a broad                                                                         toward animals, the challenge of correlation or
                                                            to testify in court as students are introduced to
    overview of international, maritime and U.S.                                                                       blending and the evaluation of humane educa-
                                                            the trial and trial preparation process.
    legal systems. Students will explore the roles of                                                                  tion’s impacts and outcomes. What is the
    lawyers, experts, and forensic scientists in        ■   Transnational Organized Crime                              relationship between humane education
    criminal and civil proceedings, gaining an              This course investigates various types of orga-            and character education?... between humane
    understanding of their different, but comple-           nized crime throughout the world. Students                 education and environmental education?
    mentary responsibilities. This knowledge                gain an understanding of the organizational hier-
                                                                                                                   ■   Animal Health and Behavior in Shelter
    provides students with a context for under-             archy, the psychology of organized crime, the
    standing their own roles and/or in other areas          social and ethnic relationships, and the political
                                                                                                                       This course examines basic health and
    of law enforcement, and the way that their              influence of these groups. Topics include: iden-
                                                                                                                       behavioral management issues involving shelter
    actions support the criminal investigation and          tification of prominent organized crime groups
                                                                                                                       animals. Topics include epidemiology, shelter
    adjudication processes.                                 domestically and internationally; structures and
                                                                                                                       design and sanitation, immunization and
                                                            common modes of operation of these groups;
                                                                                                                       vaccination policy, management of data,
                                                            and best practices for combating organized
                                                                                                                       disease treatment protocols, the basic
                                                            crime through inter-agency collaboration,
                                                                                                                       principles of nutrition and feeding, and
                                                            investigative initiatives, law enforcement,
                                                                                                                       collaboration with public health agencies.
                                                            and governmental involvement.

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                      Course desCrIPTIons

          ■   Animal Protection as a Social Movement              nonProfit leadershiP                                    ■   Strategic Planning and Organizational
              In the past four decades, the modern animal                                                                     Effectiveness
                                                                  ■   Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
              protection movement in the United States has                                                                    Nonprofit organizations operate in a dynamic
                                                                      This course will provide an overview of the
              worked to improve the lives of animals by                                                                       environment in which many other agencies
                                                                      nonprofit sector and will examine the various
              providing shelter and safety, winning local,                                                                    compete for resources while serving the same
                                                                      elements and organizations that comprise the
              state and national policy protections, and trans-                                                               constituency by providing a variety of services.
                                                                      sector, along with understanding the reach and
              forming social attitudes and human behavior.                                                                    Skilled leaders know how to assess an organi-
                                                                      breadth of the nonprofit community. Students
              Drawing on both sociological and political                                                                      zation's current level of performance, and then
                                                                      will learn about the history of the sector and
              science literature on social movements, the                                                                     move the organization toward even greater
                                                                      delve into the differences and similarities
              course explores the ideas, activists, issues                                                                    effectiveness. This course will teach leaders to
                                                                      between nonprofits representing areas includ-
              and organizations that comprise the animal                                                                      think strategically in such a context as they plan
                                                                      ing health and human service, arts and culture,
              protection movement and the diverse set of                                                                      for the organization's future success. They will
                                                                      education, religion, civic and community groups,
              strategies employed by the movement,                                                                            learn how to link mission with strategy and to
                                                                      and funding organizations.
              including public education, protest, lobbying,                                                                  develop operational plans that maximize the
              litigation, direct service, and elections.          ■   Fundraising Basics and Financial Management             organization's impact.
                                                                      This course covers the key financial manage-
          ■   Compassion Fatigue                                                                                          ■   Human Resource and Volunteer Management
                                                                      ment principles and skills that are relevant for
              This course, designed especially for animal care                                                                In this course, students will consider the
                                                                      nonprofit organizations. The class will include
              and control professionals and other animal                                                                      strategic importance of employees in helping an
                                                                      discussions on and exercises in a variety of
              advocates, will provide students with the                                                                       organization fulfill its mission goals. They will learn
                                                                      topics, including: preparing and analyzing
              expertise to assess the signs and symptoms of                                                                   about best practices in recruitment and hiring,
                                                                      financial statements; budget development and
              compassion stress, and to utilize appropriate                                                                   placement and orientation, staff development,
                                                                      management; managing endowments and
              strategies to prevent compassion fatigue and                                                                    environmental health and safety, labor relations,
                                                                      grants; cash flow analysis; financial planning
              its related stresses, traumas, and illnesses.                                                                   employee recognition, and compensation and
                                                                      and forecasting; tax issues for nonprofit organi-
                                                                                                                              benefits. The importance of understanding HR
          ■   Humane Leadership: Current Topics                       zations; and preparing for an audit review.
                                                                                                                              policy, employment agreements, fair employ-
              Courses include Wildlife in Shelters, Animal
                                                                  ■   Fundraising, Philanthropy and Resource                  ment practices, documentation, and labor law
              Advocacy and Corporate Change, and Animals
                                                                      Development                                             will be stressed.
              and Public Policy.
                                                                      This course will cover the basics of fundraising
                                                                                                                          ■   Marketing and Public Relations
          ■   Nonprofit Leadership Courses                            for nonprofit organizations. The class will
                                                                                                                              The use of strategies and tactics to generate pub-
              Please see course descriptions listed under the         include: how to establish and implement a
                                                                                                                              lic awareness, change public policy, or otherwise
              Nonprofit Leadership concentration.                     comprehensive fundraising strategy; how to
                                                                                                                              influence attitudes and conduct is fundamental.
                                                                      establish positive relationships with current and
                                                                                                                              Public relations communications concepts and
                                                                      potential donors; different approaches for fund-
                                                                                                                              marketing techniques will be examined with
                                                                      raising from individual and institutional donors;
                                                                                                                              respect to building relationships with the media
                                                                      the roles played by nonprofit boards, staff and
                                                                                                                              and external constituencies. Emphasis is on
                                                                      volunteers in the fundraising effort; and best
                                                                                                                              practical application of public relations concepts
                                                                      practices in nonprofit fundraising.
                                                                                                                              and marketing strategies. The course relies in part
                                                                                                                              on case studies and tactics that aid in developing
                                                                                                                              a marketing and PR plan for the nonprofit
                                                                                                                          ■   Nonprofit Board of Directors
                                                                                                                              As the governing body of any nonprofit organi-
                                                                                                                              zation, the Board of Directors is responsible for
                                                                                                                              the running of the institution and every aspect
                                                                                                                              of its well being. We will review sample non-
                                                                                                                              profit organizations and their board structure
                                                                                                                              and will investigate and promote best practices
                                                                                                                              of organizations which have been cited as lead-
                                                                                                                              ers in the area of board effectiveness. Students
                                                                                                                              will be provided with tools and skills to help in
                                                                                                                              their understanding of how senior staff can
                                                                                                                              effectively assist in building a strong, active and
                                                                                                                              committed board of directors.

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organizational Behavior                                    ■   Organizational Psychology                              ■   Organizational Leadership: Capstone Seminar
                                                               An overview of psychological theory and                    The capstone seminar is the integrating experi-
■   Principles of Organizational Behavior                                                                                 ence for the organizational leadership concen-
                                                               research relevant to organizations, with particu-
    This course introduces students to the theories,                                                                      tration. Students will pull together their leader-
                                                               lar emphasis on the effective utilization of
    concepts, and terminology of the discipline of                                                                        ship philosophy and significant experiences
                                                               human resources within organizations.
    organizational behavior. The course takes a three                                                                     from this past year, read and discuss case
    tiered perspective to studying the human side of       ■   Organizational Socialization                               studies in leadership, prepare a summary of
    management by looking at individual, group, and            This course will focus on the process by which             their significant leadership learning, and learn to
    organizational level behavior.                             organizations and individuals can and do change            make an effective group presentation regarding
                                                               one another.                                               their accomplishments in the leadership
■   Organizational Learning and Knowledge
    Management                                                                                                            curricula.
    The purpose of this course is to examine individu-     organizational leadershiP                                  ■   Entrepreneurial Leadership
    al, group, and organizational learning processes in                                                                   This course will survey the history, theory, and
                                                           ■   Principles of Organizational Leadership
    the workplace. We will discuss adult learning                                                                         practice of entrepreneurship. Specifically, we
                                                               Introduction to the historical concepts, princi-
    theories and best instructional practices as well                                                                     will explore the person engaged in and the
                                                               ples and theories of leadership emphasizing
    as strategies for becoming a learning organization.                                                                   process of entrepreneurship in an effort to
                                                               self-assessment, contemporary views and
■   Power and Politics in Organizations                        issues, basic skills and competencies. Particular          understand the entrepreneur as a unique type
    We will explore the processes of power, politics,          attention will be given to differentiating the             of leader. Topics covered include what it means
    and persuasion. Specifically, we will address              interdisciplinary nature of leadership from the            to be an entrepreneur, sources of innovation,
    types and sources of power and learn the                   traditional discipline of management and to                product development, the start-up process and
    application of politics to getting things done             providing application opportunities within the             leading entrepreneurial teams.
    within organizations. Finally, we will also improve        classroom and/or workplace setting.
    our powers of persuasion by understanding the                                                                     Professional CommuniCation
                                                           ■   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
    process and practicing the skill.                                                                                     Human Communication in a Technological Age
                                                               This course is designed to provide students            ■

■   Best Practices in Organizations                            with a broad-based, multi-disciplinary                     The course invites students to reflect on how
    This course will integrate classic management              knowledge of decision making and the kind of               people both create and are influenced by tech-
    theories with current day practices. The student           well thought-out reasoning that informs good               nological change in every sphere of human
    will integrate multiple perspectives on leading            decision making. The ability to make good                  communication. From theoretically-grounded
    organizations through classic articles, biographies,       decisions is not only an essential life skill, it is       principles that begin and end with the human
    and current periodicals and/or case studies. This          an important element in leading within                     communicator, students explore ethical ques-
    course will explore selected topics and themes             organizations and in society. Students will be             tions concerning new communication technolo-
    that vary by instructor and semester.                      expected to analyze, critique and apply good               gies and applications—learning to ask not “can
                                                               reasoning and thinking skills to decision-                 it be done?” but “should it be done?” Students
■   Organizational Research                                                                                               gain theoretical, ethical, and interpretive
                                                               making processes.
    This course provides students with an under-                                                                          grounds from which to discern, question, and
    standing of the critical role of research, system-     ■   Organizational Communication                               build healthy communicative practices in which
    atic assessment, and evaluation to identify and            Investigates the scope and function of                     technology assists rather than controls human
    solve organization problems and to improve                 communication processes in organizations.                  communication.
    organization performance. The primary focus is on          Topics covered include: organizational theory,
    the practical application of research methods to           Japanese management styles, supervisor/                ■   Communication in the Marketplace
    improving organizational programs, services,               subordinate communication patterns,                        This course provides an introduction to commu-
    policies, and performance.                                 managerial styles, informal communication,                 nication in marketplace contexts, with particular
                                                               network analysis, organizational climate and               attention to professional discourse with internal
■   Organizational Design and Development                                                                                 and external audiences in profit and nonprofit
                                                               culture, motivation and satisfaction, and
    Do you want to help your organization become a                                                                        settings. Topics include: an introduction to
                                                               communication audits.
    World Class Organization, capable of competing                                                                        advertising and public relations/integrated mar-
    successfully in the global marketplace? Then you       ■   Organizational Leadership: Selected Topics I-II            keting communication, professional communi-
    must understand the processes and underlying               Topics developed by faculty and professionals              cation in the workplace, and sales and service
    structures that contribute to sustaining organiza-         in the community will expand upon the                      communication.
    tional performance. This course will introduce you         fundamentals provided in the principles course
    to the key “pillars” in building a World Class             by examining and analyzing particular issues in
    Organization.                                              leadership. Examples of topics may include
                                                               human resources, public policy, total quality
                                                               concepts, gender/race/ethnicity issues,
                                                               diversity, ethics, and social responsibility.

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                       Course desCrIPTIons

          ■   Communication Ethics                                 ■   Electronic and Cybersecurity                          strategiC PuBliC
              This course explores theoretical and applied             This course will provide practical knowledge on       and CorPorate CommuniCation
              issues surrounding ethical decisions in relation-        how to set up a secure and effective computer
                                                                                                                             ■   Communication in the Marketplace
              al, organizational, and public communication             working environment. Students will learn
                                                                                                                                 Provides an introduction to communication in
              contexts. Emphasis is placed on identifying              the difference between electronic and
                                                                                                                                 marketplace contexts, with particular attention
              “the good” that underlies various approaches to          cybersecurity. The general rules for obtaining
                                                                                                                                 to professional discourse with internal and
              communication ethics and that emerge in nar-             and securing information will be discussed.
                                                                                                                                 external audiences in profit and not-for-profit
              ratives that guide personal and professional life.       Security breaches and the types of systems
                                                                                                                                 settings. Topics include an introduction to
                                                                       that are most vulnerable will also be explored.
          ■   Communication Management                                                                                           advertising and public relations/integrated mar-
                                                                       This course investigates the way in which
              This course introduces students to the theory                                                                      keting communication, professional communi-
                                                                       state-of-the-art computers and computer
              and application of management communica-                                                                           cation in the workplace, and sales and service
                                                                       technology can be applied to securing
              tion. It examines how managers develop an                                                                          communication.
                                                                       personnel and buildings.
              organizational culture, navigate organizational
                                                                                                                             ■   Human Communication in a Technological Age
              change and support innovation through                ■   Security Management
                                                                                                                                 The course invites students to reflect on how
              communication practices. The course provides             Emergency planning and threat assessment
                                                                                                                                 people both create and are influenced by tech-
              historical context for understanding the com-            evaluation is crucial in today’s work environ-
                                                                                                                                 nological change in every sphere of human
              munication environment as well as discussion             ment. This course addresses the importance
                                                                                                                                 communication. From theoretically-grounded
              of effective communication practices.                    of developing and maintaining an up-to-date
                                                                                                                                 principles that begin and end with the human
                                                                       emergency management plan, the benefits of
          ■   Interpersonal Communication                                                                                        communicator, students explore ethical ques-
                                                                       incorporating security issues in an organization’s
              This course examines communication between                                                                         tions concerning new communication
                                                                       hiring practices, as well as identifying
              individuals in the context of a variety of human                                                                   technologies and applications learning to ask
                                                                       and employing outsourced companies that do
              relationships.                                                                                                     not “can it be done?” but “should it be done?”
                                                                       not breach the security of the organization.
                                                                                                                                 Students gain theoretical, ethical, and interpre-
          ■   Organizational Communication                             Security guard management and training will
                                                                                                                                 tive grounds from which to discern, question,
              This course investigates the scope and function          also be addressed.
                                                                                                                                 and build healthy communicative practices in
              of the communication process in organizations
                                                                   ■   Information and Intelligence in Security                  which technology assists rather than controls
              in order to provide students with an under-
                                                                       Administration                                            human communication.
              standing of theory and practice.
                                                                       This course is designed to provide the student
                                                                                                                             ■   Communication Ethics
                                                                       with a clear understanding of information and
          seCurity administration                                                                                                Explores theoretical and applied issues sur-
                                                                       intelligence within the security industry. Topics
                                                                                                                                 rounding ethical decisions in relational, organi-
          ■   Introduction to Security                                 to be discussed include: needs analysis, sources
                                                                                                                                 zational, and public communication contexts.
              This course presents an overview of the main             of information, and intelligence collection. Also
                                                                                                                                 Emphasis is placed on identifying “the good”
              areas of operational security—physical,                  addressed will be validation, quality assess-
                                                                                                                                 that underlies various approaches to communi-
              personal, and electronic security—as well                ment, and interpretation of information and
                                                                                                                                 cation ethics and that emerge in narratives that
              as the role of information and intelligence              how it is used in the security industry.
                                                                                                                                 guide personal and professional life.
              gathering in the security field.
                                                                   ■   Security Law
                                                                                                                             ■   Integrated Marketing and Communication
          ■   Executive and Personal Protection                        While an employee who serves in the corporate
                                                                                                                                 Strategies I: Public Relations
              This course provides a study of the theory and           security environment cannot perform the duties
                                                                                                                                 Instructs students in the principles and
              practice of executive and personal protection.           of law enforcement, understanding how the
                                                                                                                                 practices of integrated marketing communica-
              Developing sound judgment in responding to               legal system applies the law relevant to securi-
                                                                                                                                 tion for public relations contexts. Interpersonal,
              threats and unexpected situations in                     ty management is important to adequately
                                                                                                                                 organizational and managerial strategies are
              conjunction with a thorough understanding of             serve the security needs of the organization.
                                                                                                                                 integrated through theories of persuasion and
              the laws surrounding this aspect of security is          This course addresses search and seizure as it
                                                                                                                                 put into practice through course assignments.
              crucial in today’s business environment.                 applies to the Fourth Amendment, interrogation
                                                                                                                                 Students learn rhetorical versatility and
              Students learn how to develop and implement              as it applies to Miranda Rights, and other investi-
                                                                                                                                 responsiveness in managing dialogue with
              a working model that can be incorporated into            gative procedures such as the use of technology,
                                                                                                                                 diverse publics. This versatility is based on
              an organization’s security program. The course           entrapment, and eyewitness identification.
                                                                                                                                 principles of persuasion, intercultural communi-
              addresses strategies for information gathering,
                                                                                                                                 cation and crisis communication management
              assessment and evaluation, and appropriate
                                                                                                                                 for organizations.

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■   Integrated Marketing and Communication                  ■   Evaluation and Research Methods                      Dimensions of a
                                                                In today’s competitive environment, trainers
    Strategies II: Advertising
                                                                are continually pressed to provide a return on
                                                                                                                     Duquesne Education
    Instructs students in the principles and practices
    of integrated marketing communication for adver-            investment for organizations’ training dollars,
                                                                                                                     Understanding and Knowledge
    tising contexts. Advertising is explored as a per-          and program participants’ time. In this course,
                                                                students will explore several models for evalu-      ■   Understand the nature of the human
    suasive, rhetorical activity. Students learn rhetori-
                                                                ating training programs (e.g. Kirkpatrick’s four-        experience through the lens of liberal arts,
    cal versatility and responsiveness in
                                                                level model). Students will also have an oppor-          creative arts, and sciences
    constructing messages for diverse audiences
    through principles of intercultural communication           tunity to develop and conduct their own evalua-      ■   Know essential ideas, skills, and methodolo-
    in the global marketplace.                                  tion of a program, providing recommendations             gies required by specific disciplines
                                                                for future program improvement.
■   Integrated Marketing and Communication:                                                                          Intellectual Inquiry and Communication
    Coordinating Advertising and PR                         ■   Developing Training in the e-Learning
                                                                                                                     ■   Demonstrate effective research and
    Covers the principles and practices of marketing            Environment
                                                                                                                         communication skills
    communication. Emphasizes promotion area of                 This course examines the theoretical founda-
                                                                tions for effective online instruction. Students     ■   Apply critical thinking and problem-
    the marketing mix including advertising, sales,
                                                                will learn online protocols and standards as well        solving skills
    promotion, public relations, and personal selling.
                                                                as features of major learning (content) manage-      ■   Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
                                                                ment systems. Students will also have an                 Exhibit dedication to continuous growth
training and develoPment
                                                                opportunity to examine some of the creative              and to excellence
■   Adult Learning Theory                                       software solutions that enhance online learning.
    This course examines processes by which adults              Students will develop an online readiness            Ethical, Moral, and Spiritual Development
    learn and focuses on how training and develop-              assessment as well as a mini online course,          ■   Recognize the importance of faith and
    ment professionals can become effective facilita-           using a course management system such as                 spiritual values
    tors of learning in adults. Students learn basic            Blackboard.
                                                                                                                     ■   Apply ethical, moral and spiritual principles in
    principles from the psychology of learning, includ-     ■   Capstone                                                 making decisions and interacting with others
    ing emerging theories from the cognitive and                This course consists of individual study culmi-      ■   Practice honesty and integrity in personal,
    social sciences. Students will acquire strategies           nating in an applied research paper and training         academic, and professional domains
    for motivating adults to learn, accommodating               course which incorporates material from all
    different learning styles, and measuring learning                                                                ■   Respect the dignity of all persons
                                                                courses covered in this concentration. Students
    outcomes.                                                   will facilitate a training course based upon their   Diversity and Global Mindedness
■   Introduction to Training and Development                    research and may draw upon their own profes-
                                                                                                                     ■   Demonstrate appreciation of diverse cultures,
    This course covers the roles and skills of the              sional experience to demonstrate mastery of
                                                                                                                         religions, and persons
    training and development professional, and the              material.
                                                                                                                     ■   Learn from diverse schools of thought and
    contribution of the training and development divi-
    sion to the attainment of an organization’s strate-     graduate degrees                                             be open to new ideas and perspectives
    gic goals. Students will learn to affect change         Many of our students continue on to earn their           ■   Appreciate the importance of community in
    through the development of individuals and orga-        master’s degree. Following are graduate education            local and global contexts
    nizations; conduct training needs assessments;          opportunities in the School of Leadership and            ■   Recognize the individual’s potential to effect
    develop strong, effective partnerships through          Professional Advancement. These 36-credit                    change in organizations, environments, and
    training; facilitate effective training sessions; and   master’s degrees can be completed in two years.              society at large
    develop a toolkit of training resources.                ■   MS in Leadership
                                                                                                                     Leadership and Service
■   Instructional Methods and Delivery                      ■   MS in Leadership, concentrations in
                                                                                                                     ■   Demonstrate the academic and professional
    This course teaches the basic principles of                 – Business Ethics
                                                                                                                         expertise needed to be leaders
    instructional design and instructional systems              – Community Leadership
    modeling. Students will learn the advantages and            – Global Leadership                                  ■   Understand the moral and ethical framework
    disadvantages of particular media (e.g.                     – Information Technology                                 necessary to be a just leader
    e-learning, audiovisual technology, etc.) in sup-           – Liberal Studies                                    ■   Exhibit leadership and teamwork skills
    porting the attainment of instructional objectives.         – Professional Administration                        ■   Promote social justice
    Students will also learn to: analyze the needs of           – Sports Leadership                                  ■   Demonstrate a spirit of service, social
    the target audience and develop appropriate                                                                          responsibility, and personal sense of
    training objectives; design learner-centered train-                                                                  stewardship for the community
    ing; develop appropriate supporting materials; and
    measure learning effectiveness.

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