SPRING 2012 ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS - ONLINE CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 23, 2012
BUSI 344 – Organizational TheoryCRN 11010
ONLINE Instructor: Paula Reardon
Course Description: This course is designed to provide a conceptual and empirical
understanding of the functions, processes, and structures of groups and organizations. Major
emphasis is placed on topics of group dynamics and organizational theory. The course is
designed to provide a thorough understanding of the current theoretical trends in the field.
Through the completion of a major research project the student will gain insight into the current
focus of studies in the field. Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or Individual Behavior in Org.
BUSINESS ELECTIVE/UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ALSO REPLACES BUSI 343
LITR310 – Great Writers: Edgar Allan PoeCRN 11014
ONLINE Instructor – Mary Jo Downey
Course Description: This course examines the great writers in literature. Each section will focus on only one writer and provide a comprehensive survey of the writer’s significant texts along with in-depth biographical and contextual information and an overview of important secondary critical material. LITR 310 may be taken more than once for degree credit.
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE
ANTH 300 – Survey of World Cultures CRN 10568ONLINE Instructor – David VanAken
Course Description:A survey of the major cultures of the world, this course emphasizes analysis and explanation of cultural differences, with the intent on facilitating a greater degree of ease in possible intercultural contact situations. (Satisfies SLO 6 of the general education requirement).
Prerequisite:Two social science courses. UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE
ENGL 310 – Technical WritingCRN 11191
ONLINE Instructor – Mary Jo Downey
Course Description: Technical Writing is designed to make students aware of the current writing expectations of employers in technical and industrial situations and to provide students with assignments and instruction to help them meet those expectations. The primary emphasis is on professionalism, understanding how your work reflects your potential for advancement, and achieving precision and conciseness in your work.
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE
HTEL 165 – Lodging AccommodationsCRN 10028
ONLINE - Instructor – Lee Heron
Course Description: Students learn to appreciate the key role housekeeping plays in the operation of a successful hotel. The course covers the care of guest rooms and public areas, as well as purchasing, storage, and procedures used by hotel housekeeping departments to assure a safe, comfortable stay for guests. Prerequisite: None (3: 3, 0) ____________________________________________________________________________
COMM 300 – Organizational Communications CRN 11015 & CRN 11063ONLINE - Instructor – Darren Johnson
Course Description:This course is a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of organizational communication and effective public relations.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and COMM 100 or BUSI 120. UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE
HOSP 335 – Hospitality PurchasingCRN 11141 & CRN 10865
ONLINE - Instructor Michael Barnes
Course Description:This course expands the concepts of the purchasing function and supply management for hospitality operations. Emphasis is placed on quality and quantity standards while maintaining strict cost control systems throughout the procurement chain. This advanced course builds on the basics attained in a variety of hospitality courses and requires product research and analysis within the industry. The material is divided into three principal categories: the purchasing function, including accountability, distribution network, purchase options, legal/ethical issues, exterior and interior controls, and industry trends; identification, quality and control of the major food groups and beverages, including yield analysis; and specification and selection of the non-food commodities of equipment, furniture, linens, carpets, chemicals, paper products, and services. Prerequisites: HOSP 120, HOSP 125, and HOSP 130, or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0)
Typist - This description should be the description appearing in the college catalog.
HOSP 330 – Hospitality Strategic Marketing CRN 11012
ONLINE Instructor – Tracey Caponera
Course Description: This course is designed around a thorough analysis of employing marketing strategies to gain sustainable competitive advantages within the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on internal analysis, assessment of market structure, competitor evaluation, and strategic planning and implementation within a global hospitality market. Case studies are employed to evaluate current trends and assist in applying the theoretical class material to real-world applications. _____________________________________________________________________________________
GOVT 300 – Public Policy CRN 10567 & CRN 11132
ONLINE - Instructor – Susan Beaudoin
Course Description:This course is a study of the theories and practice of governmental decision making, and draws on examples of policy making from the local, state, and national levels. The pervasiveness of public policy decisions on individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit institutions will be stressed. The course will examine the causes and consequences of public sector decision making. It will use as case studies contemporary issues in social and technology policy, health care, and environmental regulation. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 110 (3: 3, 0) _____________________________________________________________________________________
CITA 475 – Management of Information TechnologyCRN 11185
ONLINE - Instructor – Denise Passero
Course Description: This course focuses on the relationships between the organization, management, and information technology (IT). Major themes include the strategic importance of IT and the need to align IT strategy with that of the business. Major areas of study are business and IT processes, IT infrastructure, and information systems acquisition, development, and operations. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0) BUSI ELECTIVE/UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE
TRVL 415 – Corporate Travel ManagementCRN 11121
ONLINE - Instructor – Megan Higgins
Course Description: This course will review the major processes, functions, tasks, and concepts utilized in managing the business- corporate travel-industry market segment. Course material will introduce students to the emerging profession of managing corporate travel. The course will review the potential for multinational corporations to become major consumers of travel and hospitality products and services. The creation and management of the corporate travel department will be a major focus of the course. The role of the corporate travel manager will be explored as well as the interrelationships of the various travel- industry segments. The financial management of corporate travel will be addressed as it relates to corporate savings, profitability, contracts, negotiations, automation, and distribution/purchasing systems. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0) TEXTBOOK: Contact Instructor
ELECTIVE REPLACING TRVL 388
TRVL 475 – Destination Development & Marketing CRN 11013
ONLINE – Instructor – David Brower
Course Description:This course provides students with a working knowledge of tourism development and destination marketing. Tourism development is approached as a component and part of the overall economic plan for a destination or geographic area. Course content focuses on the utilization of the destination marketing organization as an entity for developing and implementing a tourism development plan for a designated marketing area. The research, information, and guidelines for tourism development created by the United States Department of Commerce and the United States Economic Development Administration are included. ELECTIVE REPLACING TRVL 388
Session Dates: December 19, 2011 – January 20, 2012
HTEL 310 – Hotel Maintenance & Engineering CRN ___________
ONLINE Instructor David Brower
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to and overview of the problems inherent in a hospitality facility and the role of management in understanding the problems of the engineering and maintenance department. Principles studied include basic maintenance and engineering concepts, analysis of engineering data, and thelanguage to communicate with engineering personnel so that appropriate decisions can be made in maintenance and energy management.
Robert W. Mazzei, Director