Click on the four-letter code to review the undergraduate courses within that discipline. To find classes being offered for the upcoming semester, use the Class Search. All courses taken prior to this change that bear the SPCH code still count toward all Applied communication major and minor requirements. Introduction to the field of accounting, fundamentals of financial accounting, recording, summarizing, and reporting cycle.
Principles of asset valuation and income measurement; accounting systems and internal controls. Continuation of ACCT Reporting for external investors. Management accounting and decision making. Conceptual and historical framework underlying contemporary accounting and financial reporting; form and content of financial statements; revenue recognition; present value mathematics in accounting; measuring and reporting for cash and receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment.
Continuation of financial accounting. Measuring and reporting, current liabilities and contingencies, long-term liabilities, stockholders equity, income taxes, pensions, leases, cash flows, and special revenue recognition situations. Introduction to federal income taxation, with emphasis on personal business and investment income and deductions, property transactions, and other topics related to taxation of individuals. Conceptual framework for managerial accounting, measurement and reporting of cost information, including historical and standard cost systems, cost behavior analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, performance measurement, and management control systems.
Review of the evolution of accounting systems from manual systems to advanced automated systems, with emphasis on processing requirements and the EDP tools used in the automation of information systems; study of the internal control needs of accounting systems, both manual and EDP; microcomputer-based projects. ACCT with C or greater. Fund accounting for governmental and not-for-profit entities. Financial and budgetary control, the budgetary process in government, special accounting, and reporting problems of the public and not-for-profit sector.
Provides experience in an organizational setting designed to integrate accounting theory and practice. A written project, designed in consultation with the faculty member, and a minimum of hours working for a participating employer during a semester are required.
The exact activities and responsibilities related to the work experience must be specified in written agreements between the student, faculty member, employer, and the Office of Cooperative Education. Senior standing, consent of instructor. Independent investigation under faculty supervision of topics not offered in regular courses. Two or three credit hours.
This is the capstone course for the undergraduate accounting major. Topics to be covered include career planning, professional certifications, ethical standards for accountants and emerging issues for the accounting profession. Accounting program assessment is done in this course. Accounting for temporary and long-term investments, business combinations, consolidated financial reporting, and international operations. Attention is also given to the financial reporting requirements of multinational enterprises operating in a global environment.
Federal income tax topics related to partnerships and partners, corporations and shareholders, trusts and estates, research methods in tax practice, survey of the unified estate and gift tax law. Methods and tools of tax research as applied to both closed fact and controllable fact cases. Methods for locating and assessing relevant authority on specific tax questions is emphasized.
Nature, history, and social role of auditing. Fundamentals of contemporary auditing theory and practice with emphasis on collection and evaluation of audit evidence and the audit report. Introduction to operations auditing, statistical sampling, and auditing EDP systems. However, concurrent enrollment in ACCT is permitted. Study of federal income taxation provisions affecting the formation, operation, liquidation, acquisition, and reorganization of Sub-chapter C corporations.
There will be an emphasis on research and tax planning. Practical experience in an organizational setting designed to integrate accounting theory and applications. A written report is required. ACOM Introduction to Communication This course focuses on the development of effective and ethical communication skills needed to foster positive communication in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the basic principles of communication related to perception, verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.
Students have the opportunity to learn through service, writing, reading, discussing, listening, and participating in critical thinking and problem-solving activities. An introduction to the field of communication by an overview of communication theories and concepts, emphasizing how humans communicate to co-construct a social world with others.
Students engage in practical and ethical application of concepts to their professional and personal lives. Topics include developing research questions, research ethics, types of research done in the field, and the role of case studies in applied communication research.
Students will complete a case study analysis of a particular event or place. ACOM or consent of the instructor. Focus on using major interpersonal theories and concepts to develop a heightened awareness of relationship issues, as well as communication competence in relationships. An examination of gender constructs as they influence verbal and nonverbal interaction. Topics include the ways communication in families, schools, media, and society creates and perpetuates gender roles, and how socially-created gender differences in public and private setting affect success, satisfaction, and self-esteem.
Focus on using major gender communication theories and concepts to develop a heightened awareness of gender issues that relate to human interaction. Topics include impression management, rapport building, interview organization, effective questions and answers, and effective listening. The focus is on using in-class activities to develop effective interviewing skills.
Topics include audience analysis, critical thinking and listening, the use of supporting materials and presentational aids, ethical implications of public presentations, and the development of a communication orientation to public speaking. The focus is on using in-class and group activities to develop effective group interaction skills and presentation skills.
Topics include theories, styles, patterns, and systems of conflict as well as conflict management techniques of negotiation and mediation. The course uses in-class activities to understand the factors and dynamics of conflict resolution better and to develop effective conflict management skills that include forgiveness and reconciliation.
The course uses in-class activities to understand the factors and dynamics of contlict resolution better and to develop effective conflict management skills that include forgiveness and reconciliation.
This course focuses on building positive relationships in organizations. In-class activities, presentations and case studies are used to develop effective professional communication skills.
This course explores the relationship between positive communication, personal character, and the common ethical questions encountered in communication. These questions look at what principles should guide human behavior, what it takes to communicate wisely and ethically, and what the relational, cultural, social and organizational consequences of ethical and unethical communicative behaviors are.
The focus is on illustrating the importance of ethics through practical applications of communication-based principles. The focus is on illustrating the importance of ethics through practical applications of communication — based principles. Examination of codes of nonverbal communication within personal, interpersonal, and professional contexts. Topics include the role of appearance, body language, space, touch, paralanguage, artifacts, and time in communication; interpersonal attractiveness; credibility; dominance; and impression management.
Students will create and present a career portfolio of their college work, representing the learning goals of the major, to faculty and potential employers. Multiple assignment options will be provided for the portfolio presentation requirement. ACOM and or consent of the instructor. Students will read and do research in a selected area of communication. Projects and papers must be approved by the instructor and department chair prior to registration.
This may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Integration of learning about human communication in various contexts, culminating in an applied qualitative research project and presentation.
Intended to be taken in last semester before graduation. Focus on identifying the practical applications of research for organizational members by completing a quantitative or qualitative research study. Students develop an ability to understand and apply major theories and concepts from communication theories to varied organizational contexts.
Topics such as leadership, motivation, planned change, conflict, diversity, and decision making are explored through practical application to cases and during class activities. Topics such as culture shock, language, conflict, and cultural identity arc explored. Class activities and case studies focused on developing competent and ethical application of major intercultural theories and concepts.
Studies in Communication Prerequisites: Investigation of specific communication theories, skills, and practices. Focus is on an in-depth treatment of a content area not typically represented in other courses in the major. May be repeated for credit. An opportunity to apply communication concepts and skills in a professional setting within the department. Interns gain experience working in the Communication Skill Center, assisting in its daily operation. Focus is on experiencing and analyzing communication in real-world situations.
An application and interview process must be completed before enrolling in this course. May be repealed for up lo 12 hours credit: An opportunity to apply communication concepts and skills in a professional setting outside the department.
Focus on experiencing and analyzing communication in real-world situations. One hundred fifty hours minimum of work for three credit hours. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. May be repeated up to 12 hours credit: An exploration of the relationship between communication and varied ethnic and national cultures across multiple contexts, including work, community, medical, and interpersonal. Topics such as culture shock, language, connict, and cultural identity are explored.
Class activities and case studies focused on developing competent and ethical application of major intereultural theories and concepts. This course replaces ACOM in the applied communication major for honors students.
Study of communication phenomena in the family setting. Examination of how communication creates and influences the development, maintenance, and enhancement of family relationships.