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Course Descriptions

BS/MAT in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2)

EDU 5031: Emergent Literacy: Methods & Materials for Beginning Literacy Instruction
Acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. Explore the developmental influences on preschool learning. Examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concept, phonic skills, vocabulary development comprehension. Consider the role of families in support of the literacy development of young children. Examine methods and materials to support early literacy development. Field experience required.

EDU 5307 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education.
Investigate formal and informal methods of assessing student's learning including observational techniques; and evaluate one's own instructional practice. Develop still in using information gathered through observation and assessment to plan and modify instruction. Field experience required.

EDU 5323 The Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum
Examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instruction and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Fieldwork is required. Field experience required.

EDU 5367 Methods for Teaching Literacy and Language Arts I
Examine the foundations of literacy and the reading process from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include: principles of reading/language arts instruction, meeting New York State standards, oral language, emergent literacy, vocabulary-concept development, constructing meaning, technology and literacy learning, and written expression. Some field-based observations will be required. Field experience required.

EDU 5452 Strategies for Teaching Young Children and Guiding Their Behavior
This course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance and management techniques.

BS/MAT in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2) plus Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

EDU 5017 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required.

EDU 5112/5113 Childhood Methods for Social Studies and the Arts
Focus on the integration of the elementary school social studies and the fine arts in an interdisciplinary teaching context. Field experience required.

EDU 5307 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education.
Investigate formal and informal methods of assessing student's learning including observational techniques; and evaluate one's own instructional practice. Develop still in using information gathered through observation and assessment to plan and modify instruction. Field experience required.

EDU 5323 The Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum
Examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instruction and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Fieldwork is required. Field experience required.

EDU 5367 Methods for Teaching Literacy and Language Arts I
Examine the foundations of literacy and the reading process from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include: principles of reading/language arts instruction, meeting New York State standards, oral language, emergent literacy, vocabulary-concept development, constructing meaning, technology and literacy learning, and written expression. Some field-based observations will be required. Field experience required.

BS/MAT in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

EDU 5071 Introduction to the Exceptional Student
Consider an overview of the field of special education; the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies that are important in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, physical handicaps and multiple handicaps. Examine evaluation procedures and educational alternatives within the context of I.D.E.A. and the practical realities within schools. Field experience required.

EDU 5107 Childhood Mathematics Methods
Focus on methods and materials for teaching mathematics to elementary students. Learn to use concrete and representational materials and appropriate technology to develop math skills, independent thinking and problem solving. Prerequisite: college level math course. Field experience required.

EDU 5108/5109 Childhood Science and Drug Education
Learn process skills and content for elementary science programs. Participate in direct hands-on experiences as well as lecture and discussion. Develop a science unit. Examine a drug education segment, which conforms to the New York State Curriculum regulation. Field experience required.

EDU 5112/5113 Childhood Methods for Social Studies and the Arts
Focus on the integration of the elementary school social studies and the fine arts in an interdisciplinary teaching context. Field experience required.

EDU 5367 Methods for Teaching Literacy and Language Arts I
Examine the foundations of literacy and the reading process from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include: principles of reading/language arts instruction, meeting New York State standards, oral language, emergent literacy, vocabulary-concept development, constructing meaning, technology and literacy learning, and written expression. Some field-based observations will be required. Field experience required.

B.S. IN BEHAVIORAL STUDIES / M.S. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

OMHR 5001 Overview of the Human Resources Field
A survey of and introduction to the field of Human Resources. The course will provide an overview of contemporary human resource issues and address the role and capabilities required of the Human Resource professional.

OMHR 5002 Financial Aspects of Human Resource Management
Introduction to the basic accounting and finance principles, which are necessary for Human Resource managers. The course provides the student with an understanding of the corporate balance sheet and income statement, familiarization with basic economic concepts and accounting practices, introduction to financial planning and budgeting, cash management and budgeting for personal and organizational use.

OMHR 5004 Organizational Development and Behavior
An overview of how organizations develop over time and exploration of the issues and techniques involved in analyzing the dynamics of change and growth in organizations. The course draws on knowledge and methods from the behavioral sciences in order to understand organizational performance and effectiveness through planned, systematic, long-range efforts with focus on social change. Case studies are used.

B.S. IN COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT / M.S. IN MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS

MGTC 5001 Management Communications
This course will introduce students to the field of management communications-a study of the theories, processes, systems, models, and effects of communication in general and mass communication in particular. Topics discussed include audiences and stakeholders, media, issue management, relationships with other internal and external organizations and the management of the communications function itself.

MGTC 5006 Marketing Communications
This course focuses on the communications that support marketing efforts. Concepts such as mass-customization and consumer-centrism will be explored to identify the communications techniques that best address changes in the marketplace, especially how to touch individuals as well as mass audiences, and how to use technology to enhance market presence. Topics include advertising, product and service brochures, press releases, sales letters and Internet promotions.

B.S. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT / M.S. IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

MSIM 5001 Understanding the Global Business Environment
Explores the scope of international business with emphasis on managing global enterprises amidst evolving economic and trade systems, the complexity of logistics and of differing cultural, historical, political and economic factors. The effect of differing value systems as a constraint on traditional economic concepts and as an impediment to globalization is emphasized. Also discusses traditional economic concepts in a global context; i.e., scarcity, opportunity cost, price and income elasticity, and income distribution. Focuses on the facts surrounding environmental issues such as global warming, depletion of resources and pollution; and places emphasis on the political and economic impact of these issues on international companies. Examines the historical political underpinnings of international business and explores the socio-economic fundamentals of the global context. Examines research methods for acquiring information on global markets and companies. 

MSIM 5004 International Law and Ethics
Introduces the student to the complexity of operating within the laws and mores of diverse countries. Gives attention, on the legal side, to licensing and the protection of intellectual capital, international trade organizations and agreements (European Union, NAFTA, World Trade Organization, etc.), the resolution of international disputes, and U.S. regulations affecting international operations. Explores the strategic conduct of government relations at the national, regional, and international levels and the role of the public sector in shaping competitiveness. Topics include antitrust laws as well as health and environmental policies. Provides an understanding of the social, political and historical basis for major variations in laws at the international, regional and national levels. On the ethics side, explores issues of trust, fairness, right and wrong, integrity, personal conscience and culture as they relate to decision-making in the contemporary world of business. Discusses the broader issues of social responsibility, consumer protection, environmental protection and human rights as a background to business conduct and ethics.

MSIM 5005 Building a Global Culture
Examines how to bring together into a cohesive whole the many factors involved in operating internationally. Besides obvious national cultural differences, there are different approaches to operations and sales and service. Examines leadership styles in other cultures and under other value systems. Focuses on effective management techniques and the importance of cultural sensitivity in making decisions and in communicating with customers and employees, and between Headquarters and subsidiaries. Examines theories of culture and diversity as they affect leadership style and practices. Stresses the importance of a Òglobal mindsetÓ (while recognizing national and regional cultures) in the areas of team building, motivation, project management and conflict resolution. Company cases are studied to identify companies that have successfully established global cultures and those that have failed in the attempt. The cost of failure is analyzed in detail. Offers students the opportunity to participate in an intercultural self-assessment.

B.S. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT / M.S. IN LEADERSHIP & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

LSMP 5001 Organizational Leadership
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of organizational leadership. An effective understanding of organizational leadership begins with: (1) knowledge of the rapidly changing external environment in which organizations currently operate; (2) an understanding of the operating environment within organizations that are necessary to respond to these changing external forces; (3) an introduction to the type of leadership that is required in order for our organizations to meet today's challenges.

LSMP 5006 Managerial Finance
This course will provide participants with a strong foundation in accounting and finance and give them an ability to understand and analyze financial statements. Annual reports are analyzed, not only for the specific financial information they provide, but also as examples of presenting information on corporate performance. This course will enable them to see the essential issues that are affecting today's organizational decision making.

LSMP 5007 Strategic and Global Planning for Leaders
An ever-increasing complex and global marketplace demands that the manager and leader develop the planning skills necessary for economic progress. This module is designed to assist business leaders in developing solutions to bridge the gap between domestic and international business responsibilities.

B.S. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT / M.S. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

OMHR 5001 Overview of the Human Resources Field
A survey of and introduction to the field of Human Resources. The course will provide an overview of contemporary human resource issues and address the role and capabilities required of the Human Resource professional.

OMHR 5002 Financial Aspects of Human Resource Management
Introduction to the basic accounting and finance principles that are necessary for Human Resource managers. The course provides the student with an understanding of the corporate balance sheet and income statement, familiarization with basic economic concepts and accounting practices, introduction to financial planning and budgeting, cash management and budgeting for personal and organizational use.

OMHR 5004 Organizational Development and Behavior
An overview of how organizations develop over time and exploration of the issues and techniques involved in analyzing the dynamics of change and growth in organizations. The course draws on knowledge and methods from the behavioral sciences in order to understand organizational performance and effectiveness through planned, systematic, long-range efforts with focus on social change. Case studies are used.