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ACT - Accounting

ACT 500: Financial Accounting

Prerequisite(s): Business graduate students only
Stresses the principles and practices of external financial reporting, with particular emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination. Reviews basic accounting concepts and the essentials of the accounting process. Covers the application of present value techniques to accounting valuations. Studies in depth the measurement and disclosure problems associated with cash, receivables, inventories, fixed assets and intangibles. Alternative accounting procedures and their impact on financial statements are also examined.
Section 7103: on-line graduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #12946
Cost: $1,785.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Wu, Jia
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

ACT 650: Accounting For Decision Making - Topic: Section for Ahold,Inc Students

Prerequisite(s): ACT 500
Interpretation of corporate financial reporting by external users of financial statements. Students examine the form and content of financial statements and the methods used to account for assets, liabilities, capital, cash flows and other information reported in conformity with accounting principles. While pure financial accounting focuses on the external interpretation of corporate financial reporting, this course includes internal reporting for managerial decision-making. Management planning and control techniques, basic cost analysis, capital budgeting and activity-based management are encompassed in the course.
Section 7505: blended graduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #12950
Cost: $1,685.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Demello, Michelle
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016:
Mon 5:30pm-9:30pm, Quincy Center Pl 9th floor Rm1 - Room QPC-101

ARH - Art History

ARH 125: Renaissance to Modern Art

Prerequisite(s): none
General Education Requirement: Cult & Art Literacy/Global
Surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to Impressionism as well as its ancient and medieval antecedents. Students who complete this course will not receive credit for ARH 102.
Section 7102: on-line undergraduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #8429
Cost: $1,209.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Stubblefield, Thomas
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

BIO - Biology

BIO 103: Topics in Biology - Topic: AIDS: The Biological Basis

Prerequisite(s): Not offered for credit to biology majors
General Education Requirement: Natural Science Technology
Study in specific areas of biological science such as human genetics, microbes, and the insect world. Not offered for credit to biology majors.
Section 7102: on-line undergraduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #8430
Cost: $1,203.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Ventetuolo, Alan
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

CIS - Computer & Info Science

CIS 323: Fund of Computer Systems

Prerequisite(s): none
Introduction of Design and Organization of Computing Systems. This course introduces fundamental concepts of computing systems, such as circuit design, boolean equations, binary arithmetic and data representation, the operation of memory, as well as design of a processor. This course also covers the use of VHDL in designing circuits. The course has design, implementation, and analytical components.
Section 7101: on-line undergraduate course Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #14122
Cost: $1,203.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Rogers, Clinton
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

CIS 552: Database Design

Prerequisite(s): none
The relational, hierarchical, and network approaches to database systems, including relational algebra and calculus, data dependencies, normal forms, data semantics, query optimization, and concurrency control on distributed database systems.
Section 7101: on-line graduate lecture
3.00 credits
Class #13856
Cost: $1,827.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: closed
Instructor: Bergstein, Paul
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2016 Spring - Unique Session
February 29, 2016 - May 11, 2016

CIS 570: Adv Computer Systems

Prerequisite(s): none
In depth treatment of current computer systems, with performance issues at the center of an analytical approach. The course explores operating system software and the interrelation between architecture and system software. Advanced topics of compiling, assembly, linking and loading of high-level language software are included. The course treats mechanisms of IO and the memory hierarchy, various features of traditional machines, advanced features of modern machines such as RISC and multi-processor machines, and file systems and networked and distributed systems such as inter- and intra-nets. Throughout, performance issues are at the center of an analytical approach.
Section 7101: on-line graduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #13857
Cost: $1,827.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Gracia, Paul
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2016 Spring - Unique Session
February 29, 2016 - May 11, 2016

CIS 602: Special Topics - Topic: Design Patterns

Prerequisite(s): none
Offered as needed to present advanced material to graduate students.
Section 7101: on-line graduate lecture
3.00 credits
Class #14622
Cost: $1,827.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: closed
Instructor: Bergandy, Jan
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2016 Spring - Unique Session
February 29, 2016 - May 11, 2016

CJS - Crime & Justice Studies

CJS 368: The Politics of Policing

Prerequisite(s): Upperclass standing or permission of instructor (45 Cr or More)
An examination of policing in the social, historical, and political contexts in which it arises, is contested, and is reproduced.
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3.00 credits
Class #13211
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Saleh-Hanna, Viviane
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

ECO - Economics

ECO 232: Principles Macro

Prerequisite(s): none
General Education Requirement: Ethics/Global Awareness
Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232
Section 7102: on-line undergraduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #8431
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Jones, Robert
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

ENL - English

ENL 205: Travel Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENL102
General Education Requirement: Cult & Art Literacy/Global
Exploration of contemporary travel writing and the genre it represents, creative nonfiction. It treats the history, forms, and thematic concerns of travel literature and the nature of the "fourth genre" of creative nonfiction. In addition to reading travel literature, students explore a variety of contextual materials online, such as articles, interviews, podcasts, blogs, and videos. A passport to virtual travel, the course examines a wide range of ideas about the world and the ways we live in it and develops one's sense of global geography.
Section 7101: on-line undergraduate lecture
3.00 credits
Class #12968
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: closed
Instructor: Schaaf, Judy
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Section 7102: on-line undergraduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #14702
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Schaaf, Judy
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

HST - History

HST 104: World Civilizations II

Prerequisite(s): none
General Education Requirement: Cult & Art Literacy/Global
Continuation of World Civilization; the study of World Civilizations from 1400 to the present.
Section 7101: on-line undergraduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #12932
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Mehrtens, Cristina
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

HST 324: Europe in 20Th Century

Prerequisite(s): Course not open to Freshmen
General Education Requirement: Cult & Art Literacy/Global
A study of the forces shaping contemporary Europe. Attention will be paid to World War I and its impact, the Versailles settlement, liberalism and democracy in the 20th century, the challenge of totalitarian systems, the Second World War, the Cold War, West European unification, and disintegration of the Eastern Bloc.
Section 7101: on-line undergraduate lecture
3.00 credits
Class #8418
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: closed
Instructor: Rioux, Paula
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

MGT - Management

MGT 671: Mgmt Organization Change - Topic: Section for Ahold,Inc Students

Prerequisite(s): none
Knowledge, understanding and skills to actively contribute, whether as a manager, leader or change agent, to essential renewal and transformation processes within organizations. Change leadership is a core competency in successful twenty-first century organizations. The course examines how change occurs in large-scale organizations, the role of leadership in the change process, the use of vision, symbols and metaphor to stimulate change, and the use of change forums to help employees maintain momentum during the process. Further, the course examines the organizational development perspective on planned change, how to design, implement and institutionalize planned change in the human or technical systems of an organizations, and roles in the change process. The course will benefit managers who recognize the need for change in their organization and who want to develop change leadership skills.
Section 7505: blended graduate lecture
3.00 credits
Class #14829
Cost: View tuition & fee schedule.
Status: enrolling
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2016 Spring - Unique Session
April 4, 2016 - May 17, 2016:
Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm, Quincy Center Pl 9th floor Rm1 - Room QPC-101

PHL - Philosophy

PHL 215: Introduction to Ethics

Prerequisite(s): none
General Education Requirement: Cult&Art Lit/Ethics/Writing
A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.
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3.00 credits
Class #8443
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Fields, Keota
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

POL - Public Policy

POL 661: Environmental Law

Prerequisite(s): Matriculated students must be a graduate student in good standing.
The major policy implementation and legitimization stages typical of environmental law and regulation development. Students gain understanding of the ways the law establishes "frameworks" within which policies must be developed and must interact, and the roles of policy professionals in the several stages of development.
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3.00 credits
Class #8444
Cost: $1,779.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: McGuire, Chad
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

POM - Production & Operation Mgmt

POM 651: Adv Operations Analysis - Topic: Southcoast MBA Student Section

Prerequisite(s): none
Techniques for the analysis and improvement of the value-adding activities of an organization. Such activities are called by a number of names: processes, operations, production or just plain 'work'. Value is added only when the output from a process meets the needs of customers, both internal and external. The course focuses on the efficient and effective management, in both manufacturing and service environments, of processes (a set of tasks or activities that contribute to delivering products and services in order to meet customers' needs, whereby inputs are transformed into outputs thereby adding value).
Section 7506: blended graduate lecture Register Now
3.00 credits
Class #12899
Cost: $1,685.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Rai, Bharatendra
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016:
Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm, St. Luke's Hospital Library CR - Room SLH LIB

PSC - Political Science

PSC 171: Intro Political Theory

Prerequisite(s): none
Provides an introduction to political theory. History and development of political thought; key concepts, values, theories and ideologies that inform political practice; analysis of political discourse and argumentation.
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3.00 credits
Class #8446
Cost: $1,155.00 (not including term registration fee)
Status: enrolling
Instructor: Prentiss, David
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2016 Spring - 2nd Mini Session
March 23, 2016 - May 11, 2016

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