Methods and techniques for managing employees in a small business. Includes supervisor's role, leadership styles, interpersonal communications, staff planning, employee work styles, techniques for handling problem employees, and employee motivation. Focuses on real life situations to enable the business owner to gain high performance from their employee team. Includes segment on hiring, new employee orientation, training, benefits, and developing future staffing needs assessment. Prerequisites: None.
Focuses on "e-Commerce"-doing business on the Internet and planning a web site. Topics include: how the Internet can help growth and success of business; examples of successful marketing on the Internet; availability of Internet services; necessary hardware and software for marketing on the Internet; determining products/services appropriate for Internet marketing; budget constraints and ongoing operations of the Internet site. Prerequisites: None.
Focuses on use of Social Media for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. Topics include: Use of Social Media, types of Social Media, how Social Media can help growth and success of business; examples of successful Social Media marketing, setting up and deploying various types of Social Media. Options for hardware and software for Social Media, determining products/services appropriate for Social Media, Monetization of Social Media. Budget constraints and on-going monitoring and content management of Social Media. Prerequisites: None.
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Introduction of principles, methods, and techniques for communicating with deaf people who sign. Development of expressive and receptive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, and sign vocabulary. Overview of syntax, grammar, and culture related to American Sign Language (A.S.L.). Prerequisites: None. SLG103 suggested as a corequisite but not required.
The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None.
Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None.
Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the Spanish language. Includes the study of the Spanish-speaking cultures. Practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the field of sustainability and exploration of the practices leading to the development of sustainable cities. Explores the concept of sustainable development of cities within local, regional, and global contexts. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the history and practice of biblical storytelling. Overview of the oral foundation of biblical texts and teachings. Utilization of exegesis to develop and adapt stories for modern audiences. Researching, developing, and crafting Bible stories for telling. Telling biblical stories in family, community, and spiritual settings. Prerequisites: None.
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
Emphasis on the elements of sentence and paragraph structure, the four stages of the writing process for personal-based and expository. Extensive journal entries, editing and revision of written assignments. Prepare and write multi-paragraph essays. Assigned readings, participation in extensive workshops and group work.