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  • ACCT 211: Introductory Accounting I

    An introduction to the principles and the practice of accounting. Coverage is given to the fundamentals of recording, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Although all business entities are discussed, the primary focus is the accounting system of the sole proprietorship. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 211B: Introductory Accounting I

    An introduction to the principles and the practice of accounting. Coverage is given to the fundamentals of recording, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Although all business entities are discussed, the primary focus is the accounting system of the sole proprietorship. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 211M: Introductory Accounting I

    An introduction to the principles and the practice of accounting. Coverage is given to the fundamentals of recording, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Although all business entities are discussed, the primary focus is the accounting system of the sole proprietorship. Offered summer term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 212: Introductory Accounting II

    A continuation of the fundamentals of the principles of accounting. Coverage begins with partnerships and corporations and the accounting issues related to these entities. Attention is then given to the fundamentals of managerial accounting principles and systems, with an emphasis on recording, reporting, analysis, and decision-making. Prerequisite: ACCT 211. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 212B: Introductory Accounting II

    A continuation of the fundamentals of the principles of accounting. Coverage begins with partnerships and corporations and the accounting issues related to these entities. Attention is then given to the fundamentals of managerial accounting principles and systems, with an emphasis on recording, reporting, analysis, and decision-making. Prerequisite: ACCT 211. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 301: Intermediate Accounting I

    An in-depth study of financial accounting topics as well as recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices. Detailed attention is provided to recording, reporting, and disclosure of financial information. Concentration is primarily given to statements of income and retained earnings and the asset accounts of the balance sheet. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 302: Intermediate Accounting II

    A continuation of the in-depth study of financial accounting topics. Concentration is given to liabilities and stockholders equity accounts of the balance sheet and the statement of cash flows. Also covered are the topics of: earnings per share, investments, income taxes, pensions and other retirement benefits, leases, accounting changes, and error analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT 301. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 311: Managerial Accounting

    A study of the use of accounting information for managerial decisions with concentration on the role of the controller and the “Planning and Control” techniques used in modern industrial and commercial organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 312: Auditing

    A study of the concepts and standards of independent auditing with an emphasis on the decision-making process. The overall audit plan and program are presented with regard to: professional ethical and legal responsibilities, audit and other attestation reports, planning and documentation, evidence, materiality, and internal control. This course includes an emphasis on the detailed application of the audit process to financial statement cycles in addition to the types and application of audit tests needed for evidence gathering purposes and completion of the audit process. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 315: Not-For-Profit Accounting

    A study of accounting principles and techniques uniquely applicable to the public and not-for-profit sectors of economic organizations. This course includes the principles of “Fund Accounting” as well as controllership techniques utilized in managing not-for-profit and governmental institutions. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 351: Development of U.S. Accounting Profession and Standards

    An historical perspective of the U.S. accounting profession and standards from colonial times to modern day. This course examines the evolution of the accounting profession as well as the development of accounting standards. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 352: International Financial Reporting

    A course comparing and contrasting U.S. financial reporting with that of different nations. Concentration is given to the role an individual country’s culture has on its domestic financial reporting. Attention is also given to the development and issuance of international or global accounting standards. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 412: Federal Income Taxation

    An overview study of the U.S. income taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates as well as the U.S. estate and gift taxation. This course focuses on the concepts of inclusions and exclusions of gross income, exemptions, personal and business deductions, losses, and cost recovery as they are applied to individuals and businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 415: Advanced Accounting: Theory

    A continuation of the study of the principles of accounting with concentration on the more complex accounting environment. This includes such areas as business combinations, bankruptcies and other liquidations, intercompany transactions, segment reporting and accounting, and reporting for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prerequisite: ACCT 301. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 430: Accounting Information Systems

    An introduction to the concepts of accounting information systems. Concentration is on the definition of accounting information, current accounting technology, the systems development life cycle, systems controls, accounting transaction cycles, and related documents and files. Prerequisite: ACCT 302. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 491: Internship

    A practicum experience, which involves the student in a supervised position in business for the dual purpose of learning about accounting and possible occupational choices. Prerequisite: consent of major professor. Offered every term. One to six semester hours.

  • ACCT 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • ACCT 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ACCT 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ACCT 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ACCT 530: Seminar in Managerial Accounting

    A course covering the organizational development of financial and nonfinancial budgets, interaction among performance measurement systems and human behavior, and advanced topics in uses of information for decision-making. Three semester hours.

  • ART 110: Design Fundamentals

    An introductory course designed to strengthen visual problem-solving, color awareness, use of value, and composition skills. Students will work in a variety of media on a series of projects that promote the above-mentioned skills, in the context of studying key works of art by artists of historical significance. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 120: Fine Arts Colloquium

    An introductory course featuring lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and field trips to area museums, galleries, and theatres through which fine arts students will gain an appreciation of the many resources in the immediate geographical area. While enrollment is open to any student, this course is required for all fine arts majors in their first fall term as a fine arts major. Offered fall term each year. One semester hour.

  • ART 237: Basic Photography

    Introductory course in traditional black and white photography including composition, exposure, camera operations, and basic darkroom techniques. Cross-listed as COMM 237. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • ART 250: Drawing I

    A drawing fundamentals class that is a requirement for the fine arts major (art concentration) but is also appropriate for non-art majors. Emphases include contour, gesture, and a variety of approaches to value in various traditional media. Subject matter includes the human figure, landscape, and still life as well as drawing from the imagination. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 251: Painting I

    A course at the beginning level for fine arts (art) majors and non-art majors. Emphases include color mixing, paint application techniques, knowledge of materials, and historical and contemporary approaches. Subject matter and projects vary from figure and still life to abstraction of non-figurative assignments. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 252: Watercolor Workshop

    A study in watercolor methods, concepts, and approaches related to the medium of watercolor, its practice, and its history. The course is designed so those students with little or no experience should feel comfortable alongside students who already possess some skills and understanding of the medium. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 253: Introduction to Ceramics

    An introductory course in the art/craft of ceramics. The concentration is on hand-built ceramics with the added potential for students to gain some knowledge of wheel-thrown techniques. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • Art 256: Graphic Design I

    A study of design principles, theories, and skills as applied to print, video, and web-based publication and production, with an emphasis on conceptual thinking and problem-solving. Practical techniques will be learned from conception to finished product. Students will complete projects using vector-based and other design software commonly used in various forms of mass media. Cross listed as GRDS 256. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 287: Digital Photography I

    A study of the concepts and practices of effective digital photography; examining the terminology, resources and techniques used in capturing, processing and enhancing digital images. Cross-listed as COMM 287. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 310: Intermediate Photography

    An opportunity for students to expand their understanding of techniques and ideas presented in Basic Photography. Concentration is placed on personal interpretation and visual communication. Prerequisite: ART 237. Cross-listed as COMM 310. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • ART 312: Introduction to Color Photography

    An introduction to basic color photographic materials and techniques. Students are introduced to exposure, lighting, developing and printing processes as they relate to the world of color photography. The aesthetics of color photography will be emphasized throughout the semester in hands-on printing sessions, critiques, and discussions. Students develop a better understanding and appreciation of the differences between black and white and color photography. Cross listed as COMM 312. Prerequisites: ART 237 and 310. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 337: Photojournalism

    An examination of photojournalism designed to help students realize the potential of photography as a powerful means of visual communication. This course will cover technical and visual skills, as well as history, traditions, viewpoints, legal and ethical issues, and the role of the modern photojournalist in today’s changing world. Guest photojournalists will share their experiences with the class throughout the semester. Prerequisite: ART 237. Cross listed as COMM 337. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 350: Drawing II

    A course that builds on skills developed in Drawing I. Composition and creative problem solving are stressed within the context of assignments that allow students to explore multiple approaches to a few select themes. Color drawing media are also emphasized. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 351: Painting II

    A course designed to allow students who have developed a basic understanding of color and painting techniques from Painting I to focus on a more personal direction in terms of content and choice of media as agreed on between student and instructor. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 367: Art History I: American Art

    An in-depth study of the history of American art from colonial time to the present. Topics include painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and cross-discipline arts. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 368: Art History II: European Art

    An in-depth study of European art styles and movements from 1800 – 1899 with an emphasis on Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-impressionism, and Symbolism. This course is highly recommended for those students who wish to apply to graduate school. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 387: Digital Photography II

    An advanced study of the concepts and techniques presented in Digital Photography I allowing students the opportunity to extend their photographic skills in the digital medium. Concentration is placed on personal interpretation and advanced camera functions and techniques in image enhancement. Prerequisite: ART/COMM 287. Cross-listed as COMM 387. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 400: Field Studies in Fine Arts

    A study tour to a selected city in the United States for the purpose of studying various aspects of the fine arts, notably art, photography, and theatre. Tour leaders arrange visits to galleries and theatres. Specific reading assignments are completed before the trip. Students are required to keep a journal of their experiences and submit a final paper, which reflects on those experiences. Offered fall term each year. One semester hour.

  • ART 411: Printmaking Studio

    A course designed to allow students to explore relief printmaking (woodcut, linocut) as well as a limited number of intaglio (etching, drypoint) techniques. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 421: The Arts, Faith, and Culture

    The fine arts senior capstone course featuring guest lectures, portfolio development, and discussions on the challenges of being a Christian and an artist in today’s society. The course also requires a group service project. Offered spring term each year. One semester hour.

  • ART 431: Sculpture Studio

    An introductory course in three-dimensional problem-solving. Students work in a variety of materials as a means of understanding basic approaches to sculptural design through projects that range from the human figure to non-figurative forms. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ART 437: Advanced Black and White/Color

    An advanced approach to black and white and/or color traditional and digital printing techniques. Concentration is placed on establishing a personal style and creating a strong body of work. The student explores further the medium of photography through the use of small, medium, and/or large format cameras. Various photographers are studied, and several critiques are held throughout the semester. Prerequisites: ART 237, 310, and 312. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • ART 466: History of Photography

    An overview of the history of photography from its beginning to present day. Lectures and class discussions examine the work of major photographers through the framework of historical, cultural, and social trends. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • ART 490: Directed Studies

    Independent work for the junior or senior art or photography student in an area of the student’s interest. The program is under the supervision of an art or photography professor. Students may take this course repeatedly and accumulate credit hours. Offered every term. One to three semester hours.

  • ART 494: Senior Exhibition

    A course designed to give graduating seniors an opportunity to present an exhibition of their artwork. The course also allows additional directed study and individualized instruction. Required of all students with a fine arts major and a concentration in art or photography. The program is under the supervision of an art or photography professor. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • ART 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Not offered every year. One to three semester hours.

  • ART 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ART 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ART 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.