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  • FIN 562 - Advanced Corporate Finance: Application and Financial Strategy


    FIN 561  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    Study of major decision-making areas of managerial finance and topics in financial theory. Theory and empirical evidence related to the investment and financing policies of the firm; development of decision-making abilities. Emphasis on case study; applications to specific areas. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FIN 564 - Investments Analysis and Portfolio Management


    FIN 561  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    Concepts of portfolio analysis in the general area of institutional investment management. Principles for managing financial assets such as corporate pension funds, bank-administered trust and other institutional funds, including many of the latest quantitative approaches. Students learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FIN 565 - Financial Engineering and Risk Management


    FIN 561  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    Skills necessary to value and employ options, futures, and related financial contracts as risk management strategies. Valuation of futures contracts on stock indices, commodities and treasury instruments; valuation of options; empirical evidence; strategies with respect to these assets; dynamic asset allocation strategies including portfolio insurance; swaps; the use (and misuse) of derivatives in context of corporate applications.  Not open to students with credit forFIN 463. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FIN 566 - International and Global Financial Management


    FIN 561  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    Analysis of financial problems faced by corporations operating in an international environment. Corporate strategy and the decision to invest abroad; forecasting exchange rates; international portfolio diversification; managing currency risk; taxation issues; cost of capital and financial structure in the multinational firm; sources of funding.  Not open to students with credit forFIN 466. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis


    ACC 530  or FIN 561  or ACC 321 , and graduate standing. (3)

    Focus on uses and interpretation of public financial statements and economic data from the markets. Quantitative methods to analyze, forecast, and examine market reactions to data. Emphasis on real world cases, research, and communication of results.  Not open to students with credit forFIN 467. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FIN 568 - Financial Markets and Institutions


    FIN 561  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    Provides a framework for understanding our financial environment, including markets, institutions, and securities. Each type of market and how financial institutions use it, its internationalization, and recent events that have affected it.  Not open to students with credit forFIN 468. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FOR 109 - Fundamentals of Foreign Language Grammar


    Recommended for students whose foreign language grammar skills are inadequate for FRN 111 /GER 111 /SPN 111 . (1)

    Basic concepts of tense, mood, voice, declension, word order, structure and phonetics taught in this non-language specific course. First-time students, returning and transfer students, and native speakers who learned the language in informal settings would all benefit from the course. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • FOR 305 - Community Outreach Field Experience


    Intermediate level foreign language proficiency and consent of instructor (1-3)

    Academic service learning course designed to develop global awareness in Flint-area children through foreign language and culture instruction. Further development of foreign language skills, and acquisition of basic concepts of language learning in children, through coursework and creative teaching in an elementary school setting. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FOR 392 - Current Issues in Foreign Language Education


    Consent of department chair.  (3)

    Seminar for advanced students on current and emerging issues in foreign language education, selected based on current concerns of teaching and research in the field of foreign language education. In-service foreign language teachers receive strong professional development, and develop a combination of competence and knowledge that meets the new demands of learning, teaching and foreign language education policies. Topics, descriptions and requirements of acceptable topics available from the Department Chair. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 111 - Beginning French I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school French except by departmental consent. (4) FL, GS

    Basic structures and patterns the student must know to understand written and spoken French. Active use of the language limited to oral and written exercises used to enhance knowledge of grammar as well as develop listening and reading comprehension skills. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • FRN 112 - Beginning French II


    FRN 111  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continuation of FRN 111. Introduction of more complex structures and more active use of French. Further practice in reading texts adapted from newspapers, magazines, and literature. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • FRN 120 - Basic French for Educators


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school French except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in French for individuals working in the education field. Focus on vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating with students and parents, developing reports, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of cultural topics to promote awareness and understanding of the French-speaking community. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • FRN 205 - Reading French


    FRN 112  with a grade of B or better, or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Reading of representative modern prose for general comprehension. Designed to develop skills needed to read French at sight. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • FRN 206 - French Conversation


    FRN 112 , or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Development of speaking skills through oral presentations and class discussions of readings and cultural materials from other media such as films, newspapers, and relevant online resources. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • FRN 211 - Intermediate French I


    FRN 112  or placement. (4) GS

    Intensive practice in spoken and written French complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational French together with reading of French texts. Graded ABCDN
  
  • FRN 212 - Intermediate French II


    FRN 211  or placement. (4) GS

    Continued review of grammar topics. Reading of texts in French for an understanding of the cultural values of the French-speaking world. Discussions conducted in French to increase the student’s level of fluency. Graded ABCDN
  
  • FRN 221/321 - French Study Abroad


    At least FRN 112  or placement; concentration in French. (3-12) GS

    Intensive study of French language, literature and/or culture through class work, conversation and travel conducted in an independent study abroad program. Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience and on-site placement. May be reelected to a total of 12 credits; up to nine credits of these courses may fulfill major or minor requirements. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 250 - Intermediate French


    FRN 112  or placement. (4)

    Intensive practice in spoken and written French, complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational French, together with reading of texts in French for an understanding of the cultural values of the French-speaking world. Graded ABCDN
  
  • FRN 301 - Conversation and Composition I


    FRN 212  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Study of selected aspects of French and Francophone cultures incorporating oral and written practice in French. Continued practice in the application of grammar, the building of an active vocabulary, and the achievement of a practical command of spoken and written French. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 303 - Conversation and Composition II


    FRN 301  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Continuation of FRN 301. Oral and written practice in French based on study of selected aspects of French and Francophone cultures. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 308 - Business French


    FRN 212  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the French language of business through inferential reading of general business texts, and practice in listening comprehension.  Development of commercial and business-related vocabulary.  Some practice of writing skills using summaries of texts read and heard.  Reading and listening exercises are based on original or slightly edited texts, documents, and media reports.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • FRN 310 - Understanding the French-Speaking World


    FRN 301  or FRN 303 (3) GS

    Comprehensive look at France, the French, and the French-speaking world outside Europe. Short stories, essays, newspapers, magazines, slides and films dealing with all aspects of French and Francophone culture, customs and values. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 315 - Introduction to French Literature


    FRN 212  or equivalent. (3) H

    Study of the principal forms of literary expression in French. Emphasis on the short story, drama, and poetry. Practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • FRN 329 - 20th Century Literature in Translation


    FRN 212  or a sophomore class in (any) literature or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content through a study of the principal forms of French literary expression in English translation with a focus on French/Francophone authors from the 20th century such as Proust, Gide, Sartre, Camus, Beckett, Robbe-Grillet, Breton and Prevert. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 346 - French as a Multi-Cultural Language


    FRN 315  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Exploration of the “Francophone” world outside Europe, including Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Near East and Southeast Asia. The status of French and its integration into the indigenous cultures as manifested in their literature. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • FRN 365 - Teaching of Foreign Languages in Middle and Secondary Schools


    FRN 212  or SPN 212 ; prior or concurrent election of SEC 320 . (3)

    Designed for prospective teachers of foreign language in middle and secondary schools. Classroom layout for foreign language instruction. Teaching pronunciation and grammar. Teaching demonstrations by class members. Choosing and using textbooks; various theories of foreign language teaching; testing language skills.  May be elected as FRN 365 by students with French as a minor for the secondary certificate. Also listed as SEC 345  and SPN 365 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 391 - Directed Readings


    FRN 212  and consent of Department Chair. (1-2)

    May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • FRN 392 - Special Topics


    Consent of Department Chair. (1-3) H

    Seminars for advanced students. Titles, descriptions, and requirements of acceptable topics available from Department Chair. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GEO 577 - GIS Project Management and Planning


    GIS 552  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Critical examination of GIS projects, including project development, life cycle, planning, organizational structures, financial management, human resources, the technical and operational environment, and communications. Emphasis on practical applications of GIS. Not open to students with credit forGEO 477. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GEO 594 - Spatial Analysis Seminar


    Grade of C (2.0) or better in GIS 453  or GIS 553 . (4)

    Integration of spatial analysis techniques including remote sensing imagery and vector data, spatial database management, and advanced spatial statistical analysis of geospatial data with practical applications.  Not open to students with credit forGEO 494. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 109 - Introduction to Basic German Language and Culture


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school German except by departmental consent. (3) GS

    Introductory course for beginning students of German to develop basic knowledge of German geography, history, language and culture, with additional focus on the German business world. Online reading materials/media about German history, geography, social and business culture , life and language. Course conducted in English; however, some basic German vocabulary and structures will be taught. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • GER 111 - Beginning German I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school German except by departmental consent. (4) FL, GS

    Basic structures and patterns the student must know to understand written and spoken German. Active use of the language limited to oral and written exercises used to enhance knowledge of grammar as well as develop listening and reading comprehension skills. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • GER 112 - Beginning German II


    GER 111  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continuation of GER 111 Introduction of more complex structures and more active use of German. Further practice in reading texts adapted from newspapers, magazines, and literature. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • GER 120 - Basic German for Business and Management


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school German except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in German for individuals working in the business field. Focus on business culture, management-related vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating at the workplace, every-day business transactions, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of German cultural topics to promote awareness, competence and understanding of the German-speaking business community, including negotiation and communication styles, conflict avoidance and resolutions, amongst others. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N Offered infrequently.
  
  • GER 121 - Basic German for Business and Management II


    GER 120 . (3)

    Continuation of GER 120, beyond basic functional knowledge and skills in German such as management-related vocabulary and business culture, to increased language proficiency for active participation and understanding of business communication and negotiations. Develops cross-cultural awareness to a level that allows participants to successfully function in the foreign culture. Extends business vocabulary to include everyday professional activities from purchasing to sales and strategic management. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • GER 205 - Reading German


    GER 112  with a grade of B or better, or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Reading of representative modern prose for general comprehension. Designed to develop skills needed to read German at sight. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • GER 206 - German Conversation


    GER 112  or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Languages Department. (1)

    Development of speaking skills through oral presentations and class discussion of readings and cultural materials from other media such as films, newspapers, and relevant online resources. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • GER 221/321 - German Study Abroad


    At least GER 112  or placement; concentration in German. (3-8)

    Intensive study of German language, literature and/or culture through class work, conversation and travel conducted in an independent study abroad program.  Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience and on-site placement. Up to eight credits of these courses may fulfill minor requirements.Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 250 - Intermediate German


    GER 112  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Intensive practice in spoken and written German complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational German together with reading of texts in German for an understanding of the cultural values of the German-speaking world. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 301 - Conversation & Composition I


    GER 250  or equivalent. (3)

    Study of selected aspects of German and German-speaking cultures incorporating oral and written practice in German.  Continued practice in the application of grammar, the building of an active vocabulary, and the achievement of a practical command of spoken and written German. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 308 - Business German


    GER 250  or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the German language of business through inferential reading of general business texts and practice in listening comprehension.  Development of commercial and economic vocabulary.  Practice of some writing skills, consisting mainly of summaries of texts read and heard.  Reading and listening exercises based on original or slightly edited texts, documents, and media reports. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 310 - Understand the German-Speaking Word


    GER 250 . (3)

    Comprehensive look at Germany, the Germans, and the German-speaking areas of Austria and Switzerland.  Selections from German literature, contemporary periodicals, slides, films and essays dealing with aspects of German life and culture. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GER 392 - Special Topics


    Consent of Department Chair. (1-3)

    Seminar for advanced students. Titles, descriptions and requirements of acceptable topics available from Department Chair. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 203 - Mapping and Spatial Data Science


    (Formerly GEO 203). MTH 090   (C or higher), or demonstrated competency of basic math skills assessment test. (3) T

    Introductory study of spatial data analysis using geospatial technology, concepts and methods.  Topics include spatial reasoning, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, data acquisition, mapping ethics, cartography, smart cities, web/mobile mapping, and GPS.  Students complete mapping exercises to collect, assimilate, visualize and analyze geospatial data. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 271 - GIS for Environmental Management


    (Formerly GEO 271, RPL 270). GIS 203  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. (3)

    Introduction to spatial and analytical methods used to examine environmental issues and human-environmental interactions through the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, visualizations, statistical assessments, and spatial analysis techniques. Students collect and treat point, line, area, and raster data to analyze and help meet current and future environmental challenges. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 401 - Applied GIS for Community Health


    GIS 203  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Exploration of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) based assessments for understanding geographic patterns that connect people, places, economic factors, and cultural values with well-being.  Exploration of methods of collecting and organizing data in GIS, spatial clustering, regression modeling, spatial statistics, and data visualization techniques. Labs provide hands-on experience using health, demographic, and other GIS data to replicate real-world public health scenarios. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 404 - Remote Sensing of the Environment


    (Formerly GEO 304). GIS 203   with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional applications. Basic principles of spectral energy, image interpretation, and remote sensing in relation to optical, thermal and radar imaging. Examples of remote sensing applications with methods for obtaining quantitative information from remotely sensed images. Interpretation of remotely sensed images through in-class labs and research projects emphasizes the study of spatial and urban/environmental relationships. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 452 - Introduction to GIS


    (Formerly GEO 452). Grade of C (2.0) or higher in GIS 203  or BIO 301 ; or consent of instructor. (4)

    Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) theories, including map projections and coordinate systems, vector and raster data models, spatial data management and query, and spatial data analysis, with a focus on what GIS is, how it works, its data structures, operations and applications, and future implications for society.  Relevant applications of GIS theories demonstrated in the computer laboratory using industry-standard mapping software. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 453 - Geographic Information Analysis


    (Formerly GEO 453). GIS 452  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. (4)

    Evaluation and application of intermediate and advanced concepts and techniques in geographic information systems (GIS), including theory and methods involved in geoprocessing, geodatabases management, spatial statistical models, raster analysis, 3D visualizations, spatial interpolation, and geostatistics.  Students complete analytical assignments using GIS software for a range of applications. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 462 - GIS Programming with Python


    GIS 453  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. (3)

    Investigation of the most up-to-date tools and information necessary for building and implementing customized geographic information systems (GIS) mapping applications and geoprocessing functions using Python scripting language. Programming experience not necessary, but helpful. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 477 - GIS Project Management and Planning


    (Formerly GEO 477).  GIS 452  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Critical examination of geographic information systems (GIS) projects, including project development, life cycle, planning, organizational structures, financial management, human resources, the technical and operational environment, and communications. Emphasis on practical applications of GIS. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 484 - WebGIS


    GIS 453  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to WebGIS, a new technological architecture expanding the scope of geographic information systems (GIS) that has brought online maps into homes and businesses throughout the world.  Focus on cartographic principles and design of dynamic interactive web maps that can be shared across platforms; overview of concepts, principles, and future frontiers of WebGIS; real-world applications including e-government, e-business, and e-science.  Students complete intensive hands-on exercises to acquire state-of-the-art technical skills to build and apply Web GIS applications.  Programming experience not required, but helpful. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 491 - Transportation Planning and Analysis


    (Formerly ESS/URP 491). Grades of C (2.0) or better in URP 140  and GIS 203 (3) CAP

    Examination of current best practices in the transportation planning field, and social, environmental, economic and health impacts of transportation in the U. S. and abroad.  Students explore transportation theory and methods used to create planning documents, with an emphasis on congestion pricing, travel attitudes, transportation demand, alternative travel modes, public health, land use, urban design, intelligent transportation systems, and network analysis. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 494 - Geospatial Analytics and Modeling


    (Formerly GEO 494). Grades of C (2.0) or better in GIS 453  and a course in statistics. (4)

    Expanded geographic information systems (GIS) concepts and spatial analytical strategies for processing geospatial data using advanced software, with a focus on spatial problem solving using geospatial modeling techniques and communicating spatial data for policy and planning purposes. Students complete hands-on GIS exercises and lectures to gain a firm understanding of spatial statistics, space-time modeling, terrain analysis, spatial interpolation, point pattern analysis, and network analysis. Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 501 - Applied GIS for Community Health


    Graduate standing, GIS 203  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Exploration of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) based assessments for understanding geographic patterns that connect people, places, economic factors, and cultural values with well-being.  Exploration of methods of collecting and organizing data in GIS, spatial clustering, regression modeling, spatial statistics, and data visualization techniques. Labs provide hands-on experience using health, demographic, and other GIS data to replicate real-world public health scenarios.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 401 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 504 - Remote Sensing of the Environment


    Graduate standing, GIS 203  or equivalent with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional applications. Basic principles of spectral energy, image interpretation, and remote sensing in relation to optical, thermal and radar imaging. Examples of remote sensing applications with methods for obtaining quantitative information from remotely sensed images. Interpretation of remotely sensed images through in-class labs and research projects emphasizes the study of spatial and urban/environmental relationships.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 404 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 552 - Introduction to GIS


    Graduate standing, grade of C (2.0) or higher in GIS 203  or BIO 301 ; or consent of instructor. (4)

    Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) theories, including map projections and coordinate systems, vector and raster data models, spatial data management and query, and spatial data analysis, with a focus on what GIS is, how it works, its data structures, operations and applications, and future implications for society.  Relevant applications of GIS theories demonstrated in the computer laboratory using industry-standard mapping software.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 452 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 553 - Geographic Information Analysis


    Graduate standing, GIS 552  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. (4)

    Evaluation and application of intermediate and advanced concepts and techniques in geographic information systems (GIS), including theory and methods involved in geoprocessing, geodatabases management, spatial statistical models, raster analysis, 3D visualizations, spatial interpolation, and geostatistics.  Students complete analytical assignments using GIS software for a range of applications.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 453 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 562 - GIS Programming with Python


    Graduate standing, GIS 553 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. (3)

    Investigation of the most up-to-date tools and information necessary for building and implementing customized geographic information systems (GIS) mapping applications and geoprocessing functions using Python scripting language. Programming experience not necessary, but helpful.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 462 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 577 - GIS Project Management and Planning


    Graduate standing, GIS 552  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Critical examination of geographic information systems (GIS) projects, including project development, life cycle, planning, organizational structures, financial management, human resources, the technical and operational environment, and communications. Emphasis on practical applications of GIS.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 477 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 584 - WebGIS


    Graduate standing, GIS 553  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to WebGIS, a new technological architecture expanding the scope of geographic information systems (GIS) that has brought online maps into homes and businesses throughout the world.  Focus on cartographic principles and design of dynamic interactive web maps that can be shared across platforms; overview of concepts, principles, and future frontiers of WebGIS; real-world applications including e-government, e-business, and e-science.  Students complete intensive hands-on exercises to acquire state-of-the-art technical skills to build and apply Web GIS applications.  Programming experience not required, but helpful.  Not open to students with credit for GIS GIS 484 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 591 - Transportation Planning and Analysis


    Graduate standing, grades of C (2.0) or better in URP 140  and GIS 203 . (3)

    Examination of current best practices in the transportation planning field, and social, environmental, economic and health impacts of transportation in the U. S. and abroad.  Students explore transportation theory and methods used to create planning documents, with an emphasis on congestion pricing, travel attitudes, transportation demand, alternative travel modes, public health, land use, urban design, intelligent transportation systems, and network analysis.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 491 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • GIS 594 - Geospatial Analytics and Modeling


    (Formerly GEO 594). Grades of C (2.0) or better in GIS 553  and a course in statistics. (4)

    Expanded geographic information systems (GIS) concepts and spatial analytical strategies for processing geospatial data using advanced software, with a focus on spatial problem solving using geospatial modeling techniques and communicating spatial data for policy and planning purposes. Students complete hands-on GIS exercises and lectures to gain a firm understanding of spatial statistics, space-time modeling, terrain analysis, spatial interpolation, point pattern analysis, and network analysis.  Not open to students with credit for GIS 494 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 101 - Physical Fitness


    (3) HW

    Lecture and physical activity focused on components of  physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Includes information on American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, dimensions of wellness, proper warm-up/cool-down techniques, contraindicated exercises, caloric intake and expenditure, proper nutrition, exercise motivation, and participation in a variety of activities that produce physical fitness. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 102 - Weight Training


    (2)

    Lecture and physical activity focused on development of muscular strength and endurance following American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Weight machines and free weight used along with information of proper warm-up/cool down techniques, major muscle groups and functions, movement terminology, planes of motion, and high-risk exercises. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 103 - Aerobic Conditioning


    (2)

    Introduction to aerobic conditioning as a component of overall health and physical fitness. Students participate in aerobic activities including walking, running, swimming, biking, aerobic dance and use of cardiovascular exercise equipment. American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for quality and quantity of exercise followed. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 104 - Volleyball


    (1)

    Provides students with an opportunity to learn about, experience and play volleyball. Skill techniques and tactics taught and practiced in drills; critical thinking used to develop strategies before serving the ball that will affect success of each play and the overall game; recreational and competitive rules taught and applied. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 105 - Basketball


    (1)

    Provides students with an opportunity to learn about, experience and play basketball. Skill techniques and tactics taught and practiced in drills. Recreational and competitive rules taught and applied to various play situations. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 107 - Basic Stress Management and Relaxation


    (1) HW

    Use of a mindfulness approach to the exploration of stressors, the stress response, and stress management strategies for coping to minimize the negative effects of stress. Students learn to create a sense of personal power and balance through a holistic approach to well-being using course readings, participation in meditation techniques, and various self-assessments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 109 - Swimming Skills and Conditioning


    (1)

    Development and refinement of swimming skills and stroke mechanics; swimming as an aerobic conditioning activity. American Red Cross and American College of Sports Medicines guidelines followed. Open to non-swimmers and swimmers of all levels. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 110 - Racquet Sports


    (1)

    Provides students opportunity to learn about, experience and play various racquet sports with the emphasis on racquetball. Skill techniques and tactics taught and practiced in drills; recreational and competitive rules taught and applied. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 111 - Foundations in Coaching


    (1)

    Presents the principles underlying effective coaching including code of ethics, coaching styles, teaching methods, understanding the coach’s role, and creating trust and respect. In addition, how to effectively communicate with athletes, recognizing over training and how to reduce risk of injury will be covered. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HCR 112 - Martial Arts I


    (2)

    Students learn fundamentals of martial arts in a structured and progressive manner while increasing physical fitness. Includes introduction to full range of skills (striking, grappling and self-protection) as well as martial arts history, philosophy and basics of Rapid Cognition Training. Designed for the beginner, but open to students with previous experience for refinement of basic skills taught in most martial arts systems. Rank belts may be earned upon completion. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 113 - Biking on the Flint River Trail


    (1)

    Students bike for fitness while becoming familiar with the natural attributes of the Flint River Trail, a linear park extending from the UM-Flint campus to Bluebell Beach and Stepping Stone Falls, with a popular 3-mile loop through Kearsley Park.  (Students who do not own a bicycle or have one available for use should contact the instructor). May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 114 - Weight Management for Life


    (1)

    Instruction on how to make healthy changes in eating, meal planning, and physical activity to decrease risk of chronic disease and increase energy level and self-esteem. Positive behavior change encouraged through classroom instruction, group interaction, and physical activity. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HCR 117 - Enhanced Mindfulness Stress Management


    (2) HW

    Use of a mindfulness approach to the exploration of stressors, the stress response, and stress management strategies for coping to minimize the negative effects of stress. Students learn to create a sense of personal power and balance through a holistic approach to well-being using class discussions, course readings, lecture, participation in a variety of meditation techniques, and various self-assessments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 118 - Fundamentals of Sports Officiating


    (1)

    Study of rules and procedures prescribed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). Theory, skills and practices involved in general officiating for students who enjoy sports, but desire to learn more about officiating. Not designed for advanced level officiating. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HCR 119 - First Aid: Responding to Emergencies with Community CPR


    (2)

    Provides knowledge and skills to help sustain life and minimize pain and consequences of injury/illness in an emergency situation. Lectures and hands-on practice of techniques (Adult, child and infant CPR certification).  Not open to students with credit forHCR 120. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 120 - Medical First Responder


    (4)

    Introduction to technical knowledge and skills required to effectively perform basic emergency medical care, traumatic injury, CPR and AED. Lectures and in-class hands-on practice of techniques. Successful completion of the course results in certification in Heartsaver CPR/AED Adult, Child and Infant Heartsaver, First Aid Blood Borne Pathogens. Not open to students with credit forHCR 119. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 121 - Lifeguard Training


    Ability to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for 2 minutes using only legs; complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. (2)

    Lifeguard training, providing instruction for both self-preservation and rescuing others.  Follows American Red Cross format; students earn Red Cross certification upon successful completion. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 122 - Martial Arts II


    HCR 112  or consent of instructor. (2)

    Introduction to new skills and evolution of skills acquired in HCR 112; focus on advanced concepts, techniques, fitness and further use of the Rapid Cognition Training methods. More advanced belt rankings may be earned upon completion of course. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 123 - Soccer


    (1)

    Provides students the opportunity to learn about and play the sport of soccer. Skill techniques and tactics are taught and practiced through various drills; recreational and competitive rules are taught and applied in games played throughout the course. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 201 - Introduction to Health Careers


    Online section(s) only restricted to Health Care Administration (BS). (1)

    Overview of health careers including job functions and responsibilities, academic prerequisites; designed to assist students in making appropriate health field career choices. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 203 - Personal Health


    (3) HW

    Accurate, current and reliable information for a range of health and wellness topics, giving students a solid base of knowledge from which to make informed lifestyle choices related to personal health and health behaviors. Exploration of preventative health care, the American health care system, and topics related to the health of family and community. With an emphasis on personal responsibility and behavior change, students are encouraged to relate course material to their own lives, to examine their health-related behaviors, and to develop strategies to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 204 - Contemporary Issues in Sexual Health


    (3) HW

    Introduction to the study of sexuality and sexual health. Contemporary trends and issues in sexual behavior, including theoretical perspectives and research methods in sexuality from the biological basis of sexuality to sexual development through the lifespan. The social context of sexuality, gender roles, intimacy and love, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, contraception, and sexual assault’s impact on healthy decision making. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 206 - Health Sciences Applications


    (2)

    Introduction to a wide range of topics in health science with demonstrations of how basic scientific concepts can be applied to solving problems in the field.  Hypothetical thought experiments stimulate students’ interest in pursuing health careers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 300 - Health Care in the United States


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or HON 156 , at least sophomore standing. (3) S

    Status, institutions, attitudes and behavior related to health care in the United States. Delivery of services; evolution, structure and dynamics of health professions. Personal and institutional aspects of the health care system and their effects on planning, public policy, the sick role, physician-patient relationships, death and dying, the hospital, and health care politics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 301 - Introduction to Health Information Systems for Administrators


    HCR 300 CIS 128  or NSC 373 ; at least junior standing.  Online section(s) only restricted to Health Care Administration (BS). (3)

    “Hands-on” overview of trends and innovations in information technology, use of information systems in routine health care management processes, and how data is captured throughout the process of providing patient care. Builds on basic microprocessing skills and presents various health care databases, e.g., medical record systems, ADT, laboratory, patient accounting, decision support, clinical, and financial information systems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 304 - The Ethics of Health Care


    PHL 162  or PHL 168 , at least sophomore standing.  Online section(s) only restricted for Health Care Administration (BS) and Respiratory Therapy (BSRT). (3) H

    Ethical and philosophical issues arising in and from the health care system. Problems and conflicts posed by interpersonal, professional and client relationships. Questions dealing with the right to live, the right to die, informed consent, sterilization, abortion, and human experimentation, and the just allocation of limited resources. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 305 - Public Policy and Health Care


    HCR 300 ; at least sophomore standing. (3) S

    Health care policies and policy-making processes; trends in health care policy and their political, economic and social implications. The ideological basis for United States health care reform efforts will also be discussed. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 362 - Cultural Competence in Health Care


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or HON 156 , at least junior standing. Online section(s) only restricted to Health Care Administration (BS). (3) HW

    The multi-dimensional nature of cultural competence and complexities in providing health service to culturally diverse populations. Students’ self-awareness, knowledge and skills addressed through discussions of reading, videos and practice exercises. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 363 - Introduction to Health Disparities


    At least sophomore standing or consent; SOC 100  or ANT 100 /INT 100 . (3) HW

    Differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among racial and ethnic minority populations in the US. Emphasis on contributing factors including reduced access to health care, inequalities in income and education, cultural and family factors, individual behavior, racial discrimination, and the complex interaction among these factors.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HCR 364 - Healthcare Marketing Strategies


    MTH 090  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher or placement into MTH 111  or higher on math departmental exam; ECN 202 .  Online section(s) only restricted to Health Care Administration (BS). (3)

    General survey of marketing strategies from the perspective of health care administration. Topics include target markets, marketing segmentation, marketing research, and the marketing mix. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 368 - Sociology of Health and Illness


    SOC 100 , ENG 112  or EHS 120  or HON 156 , at least sophomore standing. (3) HW

    Sociological view of health, illness, and the delivery of medical care. Social and social-psychological factors involved in being ill; social relationships and organizations associated with medical treatment; roles of providers and patients; and national health care systems. Also listed as SOC 368 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 370 - Healthcare Professionalism and Leadership


    HCR 377  and at least junior standing.  Online section(s) only restricted to Health Care Administration (BS). (3)

    Emphasis on development of professional and leadership skills and attributes necessary for success in healthcare, including values, character, behavior, teamwork and assessing leadership qualities in ourselves and others. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 376 - Health Care Administration


    HCR 300 , at least junior standing.  (3)

    Administration of hospitals and managed care organizations. Extended care facilities and visiting nurse associations. Decision-making, organizational structure, trustee and medical staff relationships, third party payor relationships, and fiscal management of the health care institution. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 377 - Health Care Human Resources Administration


    HCR 300  or NSC 180  (for nursing students); at least sophomore standing. (3)

    Examination of various leadership and human resources theories, principles, concepts, and techniques used by health care managers to maximize effectiveness of employees. Topics include role and functions of human resources management; job design, job analysis, and job evaluation; recruitment and selection; training and development; wage and benefit administration; and labor issues. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 379 - Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion


    HCR 300 ; at least sophomore standing. (3) HW

    Introduction to the field of health education. Includes the history, mission, and breadth of health education as both an academic discipline and a profession; outlines professional ethical responsibilities; and describes practice settings. Explores concepts of health, wellness, health promotion, and health education. Exposure to a broad range of content specific topics in health education including: maternal and child health, aging, management of chronic disease, end of life, and women’s health. Introduction to health education research methods. Also aims to increase student self-awareness of how culture and biases influence their professional practice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 380 - Strategies in Health Education


    HCR 379 ; at least junior standing. (3)

    Introduction to basic principles in health education and health promotion, health education theories, needs assessment and data collection strategies. Basic strategies used in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health education and health promotion programs are examined. Experiential learning in focus group, in-depth interviewing and survey development included. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HCR 384 - Issues in Program Implementation


    HCR 300 ; HCR 380  or consent of instructor; at least junior standing.   (3)

    Various issues which affect implementation of health programs, including resource allocation, educational strategy selection, marketing and public relations, grantsmanship, and political forces which affect change. Graded ABCDE
 

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