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Course Offerings

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Rosemont offers a wide variety of courses for students who want to make the most of their summer breaks.

 

        

An introduction to the theory and fundamental concepts of the financial reporting process in modern business organizations. The course focuses on the accrual method of accounting and an introduction to GAAP theory. Topics covered include analyzing and recording business transactions, periodic determination of income and financial position, and preparation and understanding of financial statements.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3

A continuation of Financial Accounting I with a more detailed study of the components of financial statements with greater emphasis on the presentation of financial information to external users in the framework of the corporate form of entity.

Prerequisite:ACC-0100
Credits: 3

This course will examine a selected historical body of some of the first self-portraits from the Italian and Northern Renaissance, to the development of the painted and photographed death portraits of the nineteenth century, to the assembly-line produced Pop Art celebrity portraits of artists like Andy Warhol, to the explosion of self-portraits with the camera and cell phone in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Some themes to be investigated are: self-reference in art; social media and art; the artist and the camera; the emergence of the individual in art; narcissism and art.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3

This course in an introduction to the basic techniques and exercises used in drawing. In order to develop and enhance perceptual and manual skills, direct observation of the subject and visual problem solving will be stressed. Students considering an art major take this course in the fall semester of their first year.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3

This course is intended to introduce students to the techniques in traditional and non-traditional watercolor media.  In addition to studio practice, course work will include weekly demonstrations of techniques and lectures by the instructor.  Emphasis will be placed upon direct observation of the subject, including figure, still life and landscape.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3

The basic techniques of oil painting, its form and craft will be introduced using the human figure, still life, and landscape as subject. Students considering an art major should take this course in the spring semester of their first year.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An introduction to the basic techniques needed to use clay as a medium of creative expression.  Students will explore form and content while developing skills through class assignments and individual projects. 
Prerequisite:  None. 
3 credits.

This course will survey the principles and theories of graphic design with emphasis on the techniques and materials used by the graphic designer.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Demonstrations and hands-on experiences will introduce students to advanced techniques such as alternative firing, glazing processes, colored clays, and mold making for multiple work.

Prerequisite: ARS-0215 (Ceramics I).

Credits: 3

An introduction to American Sign Language, covering the relationship between manual and oral language systems, the implications of deafness on communication, and the philosophy of total communication.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

A continued study of American Sign Language that emphasizes conversational skills and deaf culture.

Prerequisite: ASL-0150; None
Credits: 3

A non-majors scientific literacy course that explores the science behind important issues facing society today. Discover “your inner scientist” by reading and understanding science articles in the popular press and learn how to make informed decisions about everyday situations.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS The course provides an introduction to the environment of international business; an examination of the international organizations, the international monetary system and their impact on business; a focus on the uncontrollable forces within the foreign environment; and illustrations and examples of their effects on business practice.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An essential introduction to the management of personal finances. Emphasis is given to the management of savings, personal investments, credit, and estate planning.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

A course providing a conceptual framework for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling through an examination of the theories and principles of management. Emphasis will be on group dynamics, motivation, communication, leadership, and conflict resolution and their application in the work environment.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

This course is an analysis of effective management strategies and the body of knowledge associated with pursuing a career in sport management. The course introduces the student to sport management career opportunities in the sport industry and to sport principles as they apply to management, leadership style, communication, and motivation.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

This course is a study of the major aspects of real estate finance and investments from the perspective of corporate, private, and public owners, investors, and users. Commercial properties will be emphasized. The course begins with an overview of the fundamentals of real estate finance and investment and builds on these concepts as we consider the forces that influence the cyclical, fragmented, and inherently local business of real estate investment.

Prerequisite:  BUS 305 or Permission of Instructor
Credits: 3

An introduction to the basic marketing theories and practices used to create and build profitable business relationships. These include analyses of marketing planning, segmentation, consumer behavior, product policies, pricing, promotion, and channels of distribution strategies. The course emphasizes the application of these concepts in a socially responsible environment, in addition to including the use of marketing technology in a digital age.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Fundamentals of Export-Import Operations is designed to provide students with practical knowledge and skills for a careers in international business operations. The course will focus on the nature of export-import businesses, international trade regulations, and international trade strategies.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Every organization makes a product or provides a service. Most organizations work together with a network of other manufacturers and service providers through supply chains. Supply Chain management involves managing organizations' supply chains to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by providing quality products, outstanding customer service, and effective cost control.

Prerequisite:  BUS 180; BUS 205 OR Permission of Instructor
Credits: 3

Advanced work in a business area relative to a student’s own personal direction and development. The topic selected will be determined in consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the art and science of public speaking. It explores both the theory and practical applications of oral communication. It also aims to develop and refine speaking skills in a variety of settings, while reviewing organization and research methods and cultivating critical thinking. Students research, write, and present several speeches during the semester.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

This introductory course examines the development and impact of mass media in the United States.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An introduction to the economic theories which explain national economic conditions in the United States. Topics include unemployment, inflation, economic fluctuations, productivity, and economic growth in the context of a global economy.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An introduction to the economic theories which explain the workings of the marketplace in a capitalist system. Topics include the behavior of consumers, businesses, the public sector, labor market, discrimination, poverty, and pollution. Course emphasizes techniques of analysis that will continue to be useful in comprehending a changing economic world.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3

This is an introductory survey course. Students will learn about the development of special education in the United States. Key laws (e.g. 94-142 and ADA/504) as well as major litigation will be covered in detail. In addition, students will be introduced to the various categories of disability. Students will learn introductory material about educational accommodation for these disabilities and will learn how to write an IEP.

Prerequisites: EDU-0200, EDU-0201 and EDU-0240.
Credits: 3

This is a basic course intended to provide students with the fundamentals of providing effective classroom instruction to students who are not native English speakers. It will examine the controversy over bilingual education vs., English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL). Students will acquire an understanding of immersion instruction, the various levels of resource room instruction, and how the classroom teacher can support such programs. Significant time will also be devoted to exploring cultural diversity and ways for the classroom teacher to foster a classroom environment which is both respectful and inclusive.

Prerequisites: EDU-0200, EDU-0201 and EDU-0240.
Credits: 3

A study of selected American novels from Susannah Rowson’s Charlotte Temple to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An introduction to the Greek language.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Further study of the language and literature in Greek.

Prerequisite: GRE 0100; None
Credits: 3

An introduction to the Italian languages and cultures. The course covers conversational methods and makes use of laboratory, films, and slides. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Italian grammar with the ability to express themselves orally and in writing on cultural and everyday topics. Readings of short stories and poems.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

The study of Latin is designed to lay the groundwork for Latin grammar and vocabulary, as well as for Roman culture. In addition, students of Latin increase their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Precalculus is the study of the ratios (functions called sines, cosines, tangents, etc.) of the lengths of sides in right triangles. Angles are often measured in radians. Graphs of the functions are studied. The ratios are related to each other in “Identities”. The ratios are applied to non-right angle triangles. This knowledge is used to break lines into vertical and horizontal components called vectors.

Prerequisite: MAT 0115 or its equivalent.
Credits: 3

A study of the theories of limits, differentiation, and integration with a variety of applications including maximum, minimum problems, areas, and volumes.

Prerequisite: MAT-0115 and MAT-0116 or their equivalents.
Credits: 3

Introduces students to questions concerning the ethical and social policy dimensions of the health care profession. Topics examined include: the professional-patient relationship, abortion, euthanasia, research involving human subjects, justice in health care, and the ethical implications of eugenics, cloning, and genetic engineering.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

A comparative analysis of political behavior and processes. Cases will be drawn from cultures and societies across the world and at various stages of development. Case material will be drawn both from developed and developing political systems. Using certain Internet techniques, students will be required to conduct interviews with at least five residents of two of the countries studied. The interviews will be reported on and interpreted in a separate course paper.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

This course is a study of Catholicism through an examination of several key questions: What is the journey of faith? Who is God? Who is Jesus Christ? What is the meaning of the human person, salvation, the Church, the moral life, and Christian spirituality?

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

A study of the interaction in the major social institutions: the family, military, economy, religion, education, government / legal, leisure, mass media, peer group, community, and social stratification. How everyday life is influenced by culture, status, and role constructs. Sociology as an applied / problem solving discipline is emphasized.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

include: methods of dating archaeological finds; origins of humankind; theories of culture; relationship between language and culture, modern societies and anthropological concepts.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An analysis of contemporary views of criminal behavior, social theories of causation /perpetration of crime. Areas of studies will be: deviance; penal reform; crime detection; changing definition of crime; and agencies of social control. Special emphasis on criminal law procedure and the elements of crimes. This is a hybrid course that is taught on campus Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and the remainder online. Prerequisite: SOC-0100.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

Topics: universality of the family; trends in marriage; class differentials; spousal selection; conflict resolution; alternative family styles; intimacy patterns; cohabitation; communication models; modification of husband-wife roles; social interventions with families; the effects of separation/divorce on children; new custodial arrangements; and decision making in intimate relationships.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

The course will explore the study of the relationship between animals and humans throughout social history; how domestication has coincided with social evolution; the role of animal companions in the lives of individuals and families; treatment of animals as a reflection of culture; animals and physical/social/emotional help; visits to settings where animals are employed as therapeutic agents; the role of animals in personal and societal security; animal communication patterns and capacities. This is a hybrid course that meets on campus Wednesdays, 2:30 to 6:00 pm, and the remainder online.

Prerequisite:  None
Credits: 3

An opportunity to combine travel and intensive language practice in a Spanish-speaking country.  The experience includes a pre-departure orientation and reentry session on campus, a stay of two weeks in the country selected by the Spanish coordinator. Students take classes according to their language abilities.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above.
Credits: 3

This course is an examination of Spain’s diverse cultural aspects from its early period to current times. A study of history, art, culture; as well as significant aspects of their current life and traditions. Participants are required to attend all site visits and other schedule activities while abroad, and a written paper on a topic selected by the student and researched while abroad.

Prerequisite: SPA 0202- Registered Students
Credits: 3

In Advanced Composition and Oral Communication, students will build upon the writing, research, and analytical skills they developed in First-Year Writing. Through a consideration of a range of genres, styles, and audiences, students will use their critical-thinking and research skills to craft both written and oral arguments. Assignments will include papers, short writing assignments, oral presentations, and a final group project.

Prerequisite: WRT 0110
Credits: 3

Creative Writing – Nonfiction teaches students how to write effective prose in the genre popularly referred to as Creative Nonfiction. In this class, students will analyze the work of established creative nonfiction writers and then build upon that research through writing their own creative nonfiction. Through class discussions, workshops and conferences, students will also learn how to give and receive productive feedback on the creative nonfiction of their peers and how to submit their work for publication.

Prerequisite: WRT 0110
Credits: 3