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Courses and Content Areas

Increase your knowledge while also gaining the advanced coursework necessary to teach College Credit Plus courses at your high school. Urbana University’s graduate courses provide relevant, engaging curriculum to build your expertise and ensure your students have an even stronger grasp of college-level concepts. Earn the qualifications required to impact your students and enhance your teaching abilities in these content areas.

Business Courses

BSG 500 - MBA Essentials

Credits: 3

This course prepares and orients students for the MBA Health Care Program at Urbana University. The MBA Health Care Program has eliminated the course prerequisites in business and uses this course to provide the basics of economics, finance, accounting, in addition to the general business essentials to be a successful student in the program. The course also provides the academic expectations for students and guidance for professional conduct.

BSG 502 - Managerial Economics

Credits: 3

This course is a study of the principles underlying some of the key decisions in a modern business enterprise in the areas of production, product pricing and resource demand. Attention is focused on the different industry structures in which firms operate (competitive, oligopolistic, etc.) as well as the nature and characteristics of consumer demand. Prerequisite: BSG 500

BSG 503 - Management Science and Operations Management

Credits: 3

This course examines management science techniques used in modern health care organizations for assisting decision makers in today’s complex and uncertain environment. Topics covered include linear and integer programming, decisions under uncertainty, simulation and game theory, and project planning and analysis tools. The course utilizes both mathematical model development and case studies related to the health care industry.

BSG 504 - Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

This course examines the human side of organizations. The role of manager is examined to gain insight into those skills that facilitate leadership, organizational change and development, and managing human relationships. Prerequisite: BSG 500

BSG 505 - Managerial Accounting

Credits: 3

This course focuses on developing those accounting tools which assist management. Emphasis will be on budgeting, cost derivation and measurement, product costing, cost systems and variance analysis, inventory valuation and control, and capital expenditure analysis. Prerequisite: BSG 500

BSG 560 - Knowledge Management

Credits: 3

This course surveys technology and systems as tools which facilitate the management of business information and manufacturing processes. The course explores the transformation of data to information in order to facilitate higher quality decision-making, as well as timeliness and ease-of-use of information by decision makers. Also examined are the integration of technology, systems, and people, and how they assist the firm in achieving distinctive competencies. Prerequisite: BSG 500

BSG 580 - Corporate Social Responsibility

Credits: 3

This course examines how enterprises can profitably manage their commitments to the community and the environment, relationships with stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. Topics examined include managing business processes for ecological and social sustainability. Prerequisite: BSG 500

BSG 600 - Business Policy

Credits: 3

This course integrates prior studies and exposes future managers to the challenge of creating and sustaining competitive advantage in the marketplace, while maintaining sufficient profitability. Through extensive case studies students must utilize accumulated knowledge from their entire MBA program in order to successfully master the challenges presented. Prerequisite: BSG 500 – 580

CJA 640 - Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

This course examines the human side of organizations. The role of the manager is examined to gain insight into those skills that facilitate leadership, organizational change and development, and managing human relationships. Cross-listed at BSG 504.

Computer Science Courses

BSG 560 - Knowledge Management

Credits: 3

This course surveys technology and systems as tools which facilitate the management of business information and manufacturing processes. The course explores the transformation of data to information in order to facilitate higher quality decision-making, as well as timeliness and ease-of-use of information by decision makers. Also examined are the integration of technology, systems, and people, and how they assist the firm in achieving distinctive competencies. Prerequisite: BSG 500

EDG 609 - Computers in Education

Credits: 3

This course is designed to emphasize the use of technology in both the classroom and in data management for program evaluation and administration. Students will be expected to generate a series of products that can be used to support the teaching/learning process.

English/Language Arts/Communication Courses

CJA 600 - Introduction to the CJA Program

Credits: 3

This course prepares students to be successful in graduate school by encouraging critical thinking, familiarizing them with the Blue Quill learning platform, and instructing them how to write literature reviews and position papers using APA citation style. Cross listed with COM 600.

COM 600 - Introduction to Communications: Social Sciences

Credits: 3

This course prepares students to be successful in graduate school by encouraging critical thinking, familiarizing them with the Blue Quill learning platform, and instructing them how to write literature reviews and position papers using APA citation style. Cross listed with CJA 600.

EDG 608 - Curriculum & Teaching Design & Theory: English Language

Credits: 3

An examination of the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula for K-12 in a specific content area. This course reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum and teaching design and how it can be best utilized in the specific content area of English language. Cross-listed with ENG 600.

EDG 624 - Application of Content & Pedagogy Principles for English Language

Credits: 3

This course reviews standard and new applications of pedagogy related to specific age groups within a specific content area. Students will design and conduct age appropriate lessons on specific content topics throughout the course. Students will analyze learning resources appropriate for the content and age group and integrate technology applications within the application activities. Cross-listed with ENG 624.

ENG 600 - English Language: Emergent Trends

Credits: 3

An examination of the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula for K-12 in a specific content area. This course reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum and teaching design and how it can be best utilized in the specific content area of English language. Cross-listed with EDG 600.

ENG 624 - English Language: Application of Content

Credits: 3

This course reviews standard and new applications of pedagogy related to specific age groups within a specific content area. Students will design and conduct age appropriate lessons on specific content topics throughout the course. Students will analyze learning resources appropriate for the content and age group and integrate technology applications within the application activities. Cross-listed with EDG 624.

Foreign Language Courses

SPA 601 - MBA Foundations (Spanish)

Credits: 3

An immersion into the communication tools and techniques needed to understand and to be understood when operating in a global business environment. Heavy emphasis is placed on effective oral and written communication skills, understanding communication from a strategic point of view, and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes.

SPA 603 - Business Environment (Spanish)

Credits: 3

An examination of the environment in which businesses operate and the challenges of managing organizations within this environment. The course starts with an overview of the external and internal environments organizations operate within. The remainder of the course explores how to effectively manage in these environments. This latter part of the course is structured into four sections organized around each of the four primary management functions (i.e., planning, organizing, leading, controlling).

Mathematics/Statistics Courses

CJA 620 - Statistics and Research Methods for Criminal Justice

Credits: 3

This course examines various statistical techniques and research design models applied to crime, criminal justice and agency administration issues. This course will prepare students to be intelligent consumers of reported research, to apply appropriate statistical analysis to various types of research designed, to report criminal justice agency performance results, and to identify and use various criminal justice statistical data sources in print and electronic form. Students will be expected to design their own research project, desirably to be used to build their project. Cross-listed with MATH 620.

EDG 606 - Curriculum and Teaching Design & Theory: Mathematics

Credits: 3

An examination of the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula for K-12 in a specific content area. This course reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum and teaching design and how it can be best utilized in the specific content area of mathematics. Cross-listed with MATH 606.

EDG 622 - Application of Content & Pedagogy Principles for Mathematics

Credits: 3

This course reviews standard and new applications of pedagogy related to specific age groups within a specific content area. Students will design and conduct age appropriate lessons on specific content topics throughout the course. Students will analyze learning resources appropriate for the content and age group and integrate technology applications within the application activities. Cross-listed with MATH 622.

EDG 708 - Application of Educational Research and Evaluation

Credits: 3

This course is designed to enable teachers to become proficient users of the methods and products of educational research. This will include review of types of educational and social science research, including both quantitative and qualitative designs. The students will be given the opportunity to utilize educational resources, current technology, and statistical analysis in order to design a research study for the capstone experience which follows. Cross listed with MATH 608.

MATH 606 - Mathematics: Emergent Trends

Credits: 3

An examination of the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula for K-12 in a specific content area. This course reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum and teaching design and how it can be best utilized in the specific content area of mathematics. Cross-listed with EDG 606.

MATH 608 - Application of Research: Qualitative & Quantitative Design and Evaluation

Credits: 3

This course is designed to enable teachers to become proficient users of the methods and products of educational research. This will include review of types of educational and social science research, including both quantitative and qualitative designs. The students will be given the opportunity to utilize educational resources, current technology, and statistical analysis in order to design a research study for the capstone experience which follows. Cross listed with EDG 708.

MATH 620 - Statistics & Research Methods

Credits: 3

This course examines various statistical techniques and research design models applied to crime, criminal justice and agency administration issues. This course will prepare students to be intelligent consumers of reported research, to apply appropriate statistical analysis to various types of research designed, to report criminal justice agency performance results, and to identify and use various criminal justice statistical data sources in print and electronic form. Students will be expected to design their own research project, desirably to be used to build their project. Cross-listed with CJA 620.

MATH 622 - Mathematics: Application of Content

Credits: 3

This course reviews standard and new applications of pedagogy related to specific age groups within a specific content area. Students will design and conduct age appropriate lessons on specific content topics throughout the course. Students will analyze learning resources appropriate for the content and age group and integrate technology applications within the application activities. Cross-listed with EDG 622.

Natural Sciences Courses

ENV 515 - Sustainability Resource Management

Credits: 3

This course introduces concepts and methods of sustainable management from various fields of research on the sustainability of alternative human interactions with the environment. It highlights the role (and limits) of science in the development of management strategies to meet current and future human needs within persistently flourishing and suitably integrated ecological, social, and economic systems. Topics addressed include strong and weak forms of sustainability, pessimistic versus optimistic scenarios, and the analysis of the resiliency and threshold dynamics of integrated, multi-scale systems.

ENV 520 - Sustainable Master Planning & Development

Credits: 3

This course will give students background information concerning what sustainability is, how the development of a Sustainable Master Plan is a critical component for reaching the goals associated with sustainability, and what the various components are that comprise a Sustainable Master Plan. The course will provide students with the basic training necessary to create a Sustainable Master Plan that will serve as a reference for the development of a parcel of land.

ENV 525 - Sustainable Energy and Society

Credits: 3

This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of energy resources and their sustainable use, the prospects of renewable energy sources and technologies, and the relations of energy with society. Topics include basic principles of energy transformation and storage, energy technologies, critical assessments of alternative energy sources, and the role of energy markets and policies in a sustainable society. Emphasis is given to social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits of transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources.

ENV 530 - Sustainable Management of Water Resources

Credits: 3

This course introduces the concepts of sustainability in water resources, acquainting students with the challenges and benefits of sustainable management of water resources. Best management practices for sustaining water resources, including groundwater, surface water, precipitation, and wastewater, are highlighted throughout the course. Topics covered include a water resources overview, the hydrologic cycle, water resource issues, and sustainable solutions. The course focuses on freshwater resources sustainability.

SCIE 607 - Sciences: Emergent Trends

Credits: 3

An examination of the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula for K-12 in a specific content area. This course reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum and teaching design and how it can be best utilized in the specific content area of sciences. Cross listed with EDG 607.

SCIE 623 - Natural Sciences: Application of Content

Credits: 3

This course reviews standard and new applications of pedagogy related to specific age groups within a specific content area. Students will design and conduct age appropriate lessons on specific content topics throughout the course. Students will analyze learning resources appropriate for the content and age group and integrate technology applications within the application activities. Cross listed with EDG 623.

Social Science Courses

BSG 504 - Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

This course examines the human side of organizations. The role of the manager is examined to gain insight into those skills that facilitate leadership, organizational change and development, and managing human relationships. Cross-listed at CJA 640.

CJA 600 - Introduction to the CJA Program

Credits: 3

This course prepares students to be successful in graduate school by encouraging critical thinking, familiarizing them with the Blue Quill learning platform, and instructing them how to write literature reviews and position papers using APA citation style.

CJA 610 - Criminal Justice Administration and Management

Credits: 3

This course focuses on theory and practice specific to criminal justice administration and management. Students will first be introduced to the components of the criminal justice system and discuss their interactive nature and the impact this has on management. Theories of criminal justice administration and management will be explored and the student will learn how to apply these theories in their work as criminal justice leaders. Students will be asked to develop an agency budget.

CJA 620 - Statistics and Research Methods for Criminal Justice

Credits: 3

This course examines various statistical techniques and research design models applied to crime, criminal justice and agency administration issues. This course will prepare students to be intelligent consumers of reported research, to apply appropriate statistical analysis to various types of research designed, to report criminal justice agency performance results, and to identify and use various criminal justice statistical data sources in print and electronic form. Students will be expected to design their own research project, desirably to be used to build their project.

CJA 630 - Professional Decision Making

Credits: 3

This course explores leading theories of criminal justice decision-making that explain the behavior of criminal justice actors and their organizations and how this behavior impacts criminal justice clients. Students will discuss the implications of individual and group behavior for creating rules, regulations, and implementing policy. Organizational behavior will be explored both in terms of how it impacts the individuals working within their respective agencies, and how organizational behavior is influenced by internal and external forces.

CJA 640 - Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

This course examines the human side of organizations. The role of the manager is examined to gain insight into those skills that facilitate leadership, organizational change and development, and managing human relationships. Cross-listed at BSG 504.

SOC 647 - Changing Values and Its Impact

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of the impact on education of the changing values of the broader society. Such trends as increasing geographic mobility, continuing concentration of minority population in cities, changes in the traditional family, and evolution in the nature and areas of employment opportunities are examined in light of the impact of these changes on the role of the teacher and the educational community at large. Students are expected to develop further understanding of these changes and generate appropriate responses. Cross listed with EDG 647.

Franklin University offers additional graduate courses in business, computer science, English/language arts/communications, natural and social sciences, and statistics. Franklin courses are also covered under grant funds for high school faculty members who qualify and a reduced tuition rate is also available.

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