Judson University Course Catalog
Index
1. Business Prof Studies 2. Human Services
3. Liberal Arts 4. Organizational Ldrshp


Business Prof Studies Nontraditional 2020-2021
Course Title & Number Course Description Course Offered Course Hours
BUS302
Critical Thinking, Research and Writing
This course develops analytical writing and critical thinking skills within the context of business and organizational leadership and provides the basis of appropriate research techniques and skills necessary within the Judson University program. Hours: 3.00
BUS306
Strategic Management
This course applies management principles and the relationship to organizational decision making. Also emphasizes strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS309
Interpersonal Effectiveness
This course applies effective communication practices and principles to impact individuals, teams, and organizations.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS330
Managerial Budgeting and Acctng
This course applies managerial accounting relevant to the business decision making process. Also explores the techniques of budgeting and cost/profit analysis.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS338
Pric of Marketing Management
This course provides basic marketing management fundamentals in the new Marketing Management concentration, which is replacing the Digital Marketing concentration, for Spring 2019. This course will allow students to provide greater workplace skill sets, value and relevancy in domestic and international organizations regarding marketing management as well as ethical business practices.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS339
Strategic Marketing Management

Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS342
Organizatnl and Corporate Finance
This course studies the role of finance in a corporation, financial markets, financial analysis and planning, and capital budgeting. Covers cost of capital, capital structure, working capital and its management, and the sources of long-term capital.
Pre-requisites: BUS341
Hours: 3.00
BUS350
Technology Management
This course reviews management issues and technologies needed to understand to effectively deal with the rapidly changing world of technology. Emphasizes application to management and leadership decision making.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS351
Consumer Behavior
This course introduces students to the variables that influence the decisions of individuals or groups to have or consume goods and services. They also will learn how producers of goods and services use these variables to influence consumer choices of goods and services.
Pre-requisites: BUS251
Hours: 3.00
BUS365
Professional Selling
This course is skill based and examines the elements of professional selling including buyer behavior, prospecting, needs analysis, relationship management, handling objections, closing, follow-up and organizing time.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS374
Economics
This course presents the principles and theories of micro and macroeconomics. It also explores its application to organizations, including decision making.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS376
Financial Accounting and Analysis
This course will focus on financial accounting, and management's use of it. It covers analysis techniques and applications for organizations and corporations.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS378
Business Law
This course covers the legal environment of business. Topics include areas of law relevant to business operations, general legal, environment, and employment issues.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS421
Leading Innovation
This course focuses on creating a culture of innovation within an organization.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
BUS485
Business Capstone
This course synthesizes content learned during the business and leadership programs. It includes the assemblage of a learning portfolio to demonstrate mastery of learning outcomes and integrating learning outcomes into a comprehensive, applied project.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HRM330
Theory and Practice of Training and Development
This course studies the principles of training and development. Students will be introduced to industry norms, standards, and expectations, as well as learn to develop and evaluate a training event. Also includes consideration of the role of training and development within organizational structure and strategy/goals.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HRM351
Human Resource Management
This course studies the principles, theories and responsibilities needed to become a human resource professional. Students are introduced to key concepts and practical approaches to problem solving from a human resource perspective.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HRM353
Legal Aspects of HR Management
Explores the basic legal aspects of employer/employee relations as they relate to employee hiring and employee terminations. Students study various federal and state regulations, Title VII, the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, and sexual and age discrimination laws. These controversial issues are examined from both the employer's perspective and the employee's.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HRM425
Employee Benfits & Compensation Management
This course examines the general structure of an organization and the rewards employees seek in exchange for their efforts and contributions. Topics to be covered include people and work; rewards and a motivating work environment.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
LDB101
Principles of Adult Learning
Hours: 1.00
LDB481
Faith and Life Issues
This course provides an opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of Biblical and other faith-oriented worldviews, with the implications and applications of these understandings to all dimensions of contemporary life.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
MKT345
Integrated Mktg Communications
This course teaches the value of creating a consistent marketing message that will build a brand image for consumers. This course will explore internal and external communications in the form of advertising, publicity, packaging, and promotional items that are offered through mass media both hard copy and digital formats.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
MKT425
Marketing Analytics
This course incorporates research techniques to investigate current marketing trends. Emphasis is placed on problem solving through data driven solutions.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Varies Hours: 3.00
Human Services Nontraditional 2020-2021
Course Title & Number Course Description Course Offered Course Hours
HSC312
Foundations of Human Services
Explores the range of human problems and ways in which care is provided for the whole person, surveying community resources and developing an understanding of the ways in which human services are carried out in various settings, including secular and faith-based agencies, as well as exploring the role of the human services professional within these settings. Ethical issues in human services practice are also examined.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC314
Human Behavior and Social Environment
Focuses on human development and behavior within various social systems, including the conditions needed for optimal growth and development, and the application of this knowledge to human services practice. This course uses an ecological perspective in understanding what influences human behavior across diverse backgrounds and contexts.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC315
Applied Psychology
In this course, students will learn key concepts in psychology and apply them to individual, community, and organizational settings. Students will explore the application of psychology in various disciplines. As a result, students will begin to develop skills that will further their career goals and further learning.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC318
Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
This course will equip students with effective communication skills that will help them build healthy relationships on a personal and professional level. Students will learn how to interact with others and resolve conflict in a peaceful, loving manner.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC320
Life Span Development

Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC321
Psychological Disorders
Studies deviant patterns of behavior and their social significance, including such topics as compulsion and obsession, antisocial personality disorder, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and disorders causing relational problems.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC327
Psych Test and Measurement
This course examines assessment of behavioral characteristics by studying and using selected intelligence, personality, achievement and diagnostic tests.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Fall and Summer Hours: 3.00
HSC328
Social Welfare Policy
Examines current social welfare policy and programs and how the history of social welfare has influenced current social policy and human services practice.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC331
Brain Development, Dynamics and Disabilities

Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC342
Individual Practices and Interventions
Examines the roles, tasks, and functions of the human service practitioner, including the theoretical foundation of various human service interventions with individuals and families.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC343
Group Practices and Interventions
Examines the roles, tasks, and functions of the human service practitioner, including the theoretical foundation of various human service interventions with groups and families.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC345
Applied Social Psychology
This course will introduce students to the basic theories and research methods in social psychology, which is the scientific study of how individuals think, influence, and relate to one another. Major topics include self-concept formation, social beliefs, conformity, persuasion, group influence, interpersonal attraction, and conflict.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC350
Human Sciences Field Experience
This course integrates classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will apply knowledge and skills working with clients and/or administrators as they complete 120 hours of service at an agency or organization, and participate in three workshops throughout the major.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Minimum Hours: 0.00
Maximum Hours: 3.00
HSC350A
HS Field Experience/Introduction
This course integrates classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will apply knowledge and skills working with clients and/or administrators as they complete 120 hours of service at an agency or organization, and participate in three workshops throughout the major.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 0.00
HSC350B
HS Field Experience/Prof Dev
This course integrates classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will apply knowledge and skills working with clients and/or administrators as they complete 120 hours of service at an agency or organization, and participate in three workshops throughout the major.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 0.00
HSC350C
HS Field Experience/Conclusion
This course integrates classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will apply knowledge and skills working with clients and/or administrators as they complete 120 hours of service at an agency or organization, and participate in three workshops throughout the major.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC357
Advocacy and Social Justice
This course explores the various dimensions of human diversity and at-risk groups within our society, the history of vulnerable groups, and theories of social oppression.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC365
Cultural Competence: Divergence of Deviance
This course explores concepts related to the development of acquiring competence in counseling individuals from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds in the human services. Includes an evaluation of the interface between viewing human behavior from a perspective of cultural diversity versus one of deviance, particularly with regard to an evaluation of the nature of divergent behavior and the resultant effect on the individual and society as a whole.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC382
Practice Perspectives in Older Adult Care
Expands students' knowledge of working with older adults in various practice settings. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work with older adults, their families, agencies, communities, and different cultures.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC392X
Research Design and Analysis
Explores the use of research in human service settings, including research design, data collection and analysis, and presentation findings.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC420
Applied Positive Psychology
Historically, psychology has focused on maladaptation and abnormalities in the human psyche. In recent decades, the field has focused on optimal functioning, which includes happiness and life satisfaction. Studying human behavior from a strengths perspective will enable students to overcome challenges positively and develop a zest for life that will draw others to Christ.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC430
Statistical Theories and Applications
Analyzes parametric and nonparametric statistics commonly used in the human services.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC440
Not-for-Profit Management
This course explores the practical aspects of effective management in not-for-profit human service agencies.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC472
Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services
Examines principles and practices of ethical human service professionals, including: professional standards, laws related to service delivery, confidentiality, informed consent and privileged communication.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC492
Integrated Learning Capstone Course
The Integrated Learning Capstone Course integrates learning across the major from foundational to advanced level curriculum. The capstone course will allow the student to reflect back upon the knowledge and skills gained over the course of the program. Students will then apply their knowledge and skills by developing a proposal to establish a new program within an organization.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
HSC496
Human Sciences Learning OutcomesPortfolio
This course provides a capstone of students' major experience through assembling and organizing a portfolio of work demonstrating mastery of program learning outcomes within a Human Sciences major. Portfolios present evidence of students' understanding key theories, as well as application of these theories. Portfolios are also appropriate for students to share with current or prospective employers.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 1.00
Liberal Arts Nontraditional 2020-2021
Course Title & Number Course Description Course Offered Course Hours
ART210
Visual Culture
This course engages the student in the discovery, examination, analysis, and discourse with the visual culture of Western Civilization as manifested in five categories: fine arts, applied arts, commercial art, folk art and craft, and popular art.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
COM101
Effective Communication I
Explores the use of communication skills and strategies in academic and professional contexts. This course introduces the fundamentals of effective writing and effective speech as well as research methodologies and use of APA style. Much of the writing done and begun in this course is revisited and continued in Effective Communication II.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 4.00
COM102
Effective Communication II
Continues to explore the use of effective communication skills and strategies in academic and professional contexts. The primary emphases are persuasive speaking and writing, the revision process, and research-based, APA-formatted, academic writing. This course follows Effective Communication I.
Pre-requisites: LDB105 & COM101
Hours: 4.00
COM111
Business Writing for Professionals
This course covers correct format, style and presentation of a variety of written business communications regularly used. In the process, students will increase awareness of how they present themselves in written and verbal communication.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Every Semester Hours: 3.00
ENG225
Literature of Spirituality
This course introduces the intellectual and spiritual riches that our civilization has inherited through great men and women of faith through a critical study of selected classics of Western spirituality.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
ENG267
Literature, Life, and Ideas
This course examines a set of well-known works drawn from the principal literary genres. Students will read each work closely with an instructed understanding of the basic principles of literary engagement. A weekly sequence of online and in-class discussions followed by response essays helps the student gain progressive confidence in the tasteful study of literature, inspiring a habit of ongoing reading.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
ESS145
Wellness For Life
This course focuses on the dimensions of wellness, which includes physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual. An emphasis will be on awareness, understanding and a conscious effort to develop and balance each of these dimensions. Topics such as stress management, nutrition, alcohol and substance abuse will be covered.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 1.00
GEN101
Faith and Learning I
Challenges students to understand what it means to attend a Christian liberal arts college; focuses on holistic development. Hours: 2.00
GEN102
Faith and Learning II
This course continues to challenge students to understand what it means to attend a Christian liberal arts college; focuses on holistic development; serves as conclusion to liberal arts program.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 2.00
GEN105
Survey of the Bible
This course presents a historical overview of the Bible-from Creation in the book of Genesis to Consummation in the book of Revelation. Students will study the key events, people, themes, and doctrines that emerge throughout the Bible's storyline.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
GEN126
Foundation of the Spiritual Life
This course explores the foundations, processes, and practices of spiritual growth and development. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own spiritual experiences, history, and traditions in light of the Christian tradition.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
LDB105
Foundations of Adult Learning
This course is specifically designed for Associate of Arts students to enable them to identify the academic professional, and personal skills they bring to the learning experience and to integrate a variety of strategies and tools for lifelong learning in all areas of their lives. The course assists individuals in balancing academics, professional, family, and spiritual demands by building effective live habits. Hours: 3.00
MAT105
General Education Mathematics
This course will focus on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills. We will use technology (calculators and/or computers) to develop a conceptual understanding of problem solving techniques that will strengthen decision making skills. Four topics will be studied in depth: mathematics of finance, counting techniques and probability, statistics, and a fourth topic chosen by the instructor from the following possibilities: graph theory, voting methods, cryptography, measurement and geometry, sets and logic, linear programming, mathematical modeling, or similar.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 4.00
MTS106
Computer Basics
Provides basic, introductory instruction for using the Microsoft Office Suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Job assignments include practical tasks a student would use for college, work, or home.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Fall and Summer Hours: 3.00
SCM101
Physical Science Ideas for the 21st Century
Introduces learners to some of the scientific ideas which will impact human life in the 21st Century, including topics in motion, sources of energy, satellite communication, planet earth and the universe.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 4.00
SCM102
Scientific Ideas in Life Sciencethat Impact the 21st Century
The course studies the fundamental principles and processes in selected topics in the Life Sciences such as the nature of life, evolutionary theory, environmental science, human biology and genetics. The course also investigates the issues related to these topics that affect the 21st century using inquiry-based, active learning experiences.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
SOC220
Social Problems
This course, offered in the Adult format, examines how culture, social structure and social processes contribute to the problems in the society. Various strategies and interventions used to solve the different social problems in the groups to which adult students belong, are specifically reviewed and evaluated.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
SPC230
Business Presentations
The course studies strategies and techniques for various methods of presentation to a variety of audiences in business settings. Planning, preparation and actual presentation style are a focus of the course.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Every Semester Hours: 3.00
SSC211
Contemporary Issues in Psychology
This course challenges students to develop a critical thinking approach to reading, discussing and writing about psychological writing. Specific content covers major issues in the field of psychology, including the place of values in research, the origins and treatment of mental illness, learning and intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, motivation and behavior, and relationships. Broader issues of nature vs. nurture and the influence of gender and culture will be considered throughout the course.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
SSC263
The City in History: Chicago
This course examines the historical construction of the city of Chicago, from its origins to the present day. In the course, students analyze the influence of culture, social organization, politics and government, economics, and the built environment on urban society. Students also assess the role of the city in regional and national life, and investigate ways of thinking historically and sociologically about the city, with particular emphasis on employing a Christian worldview.
Pre-requisites: LDB105
Hours: 3.00
Organizational Ldrshp Nontraditional 2020-2021
Course Title & Number Course Description Course Offered Course Hours
ORL326
Organiz Behavior and Development
This course applies principles of the psychology of work in organizations.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
ORL328
Diversity and Intergenerational Effectiveness
This course recognizes generational issues as one aspect of diversity. Focuses on the characteristics of Veterans, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials, and the impact these characteristics have on the professional relationships that foster unity in healthcare organizations. Students will develop skills that will facilitate leading a multigenterational workplace and serving a multigenerational patient base.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Every Fall and Spring Hours: 3.00
ORL340
Leading Change in Organizations
This course gives various opportunities for organizations to change, this course presents and discusses ideas to advance one's understanding of leading and managing strategic change for optimal financial, operational, and behavioral performance.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Varies Hours: 3.00
ORL345
Leadership Theory/Application
This course provides an overview of leadership theories and their practical application within the marketplace.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Hours: 3.00
ORL422
Global Leadership
This course explores strategies for starting or leading a global enterprise by developing frameworks to enable managers and leaders to achieve organizational objectives.
Pre-requisites: LDB101
Varies Hours: 3.00