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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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Prerequisites: ACCT 326 with a grade of C or higher.
Detailed analysis of corporate and information technology governance, including the COSO and COBIT standards; requirements analysis, construction and advanced statistical analysis of large scale accounting data warehouses; investigation of accounting information systems fraud and associated breaches of professional ethics and related methods of prevention and detection. 3 hours discussion. (020338)
Prerequisites: ACCT 320, ACCT 325, ACCT 326, BADM 300 all with a grade of C or higher.
This course is designed to raise students' ability to recognize and respond to ethical issues facing the accounting profession and accounting professionals. Course learning objectives include improving students' moral reasoning and ethical decision making, understanding accountants' professional responsibilities, overviewing areas of accounting practice abuse, and developing students' communication and critical thinking skills. AICPA, IMA, and U.S. Treasury Department codes of conduct for financial accountants, auditors, management accountants, and tax accountants are emphasized along with professional responsibilities that are tested on professional certification exams. 3 hours lecture. (021180)
The principles of museum administration, including staffing, finances, educational programs, and ethics. 3 hours lecture. (000545)
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, ANTH 301, or ANTH 311.
Anthropological principles and knowledge applied within the legal system. Topics include the history of the field, biological parameters determined from the skeleton, postmortem interval, and ethics. 3 hours seminar. (000557)
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
This course serves as an introduction to the method and theory of preserving objects for the purposes of exhibit, research, and for posterity. The course is structured in a seminar/laboratory format designed to familiarize students with the chemicals, equipment, and procedures used in treating artifacts. The course covers conservation ethics and guidelines, deterioration processes, and the conservation of organic and inorganic materials. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000598)
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
This course presents theories and methods of ethnography as well as the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork. Students conduct supervised ethnographic research and present their results both orally and in written format. 6 hours activity. (000610)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122 or ARTS 125, sophomore standing.
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using computers for painting, vector drawing, image processing, photographic composites, typography/words as art, animation, research, and internet publishing including HTML coding. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness, digital ethics, and sustainability are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)
Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and activity-based participation, this course provides students with an introduction to business with attention to the global context of the 21st Century. This course guides students at an introductory level from idea generation, entrepreneurial behavior and human resource issues, through financing, marketing, producing, and distributing products and services. The roles of technology and ethics are stressed throughout the course. Activities incorporate basic communication and computer literacy skills as well as library research and information competencies. 3 hours discussion. (001040)
A large variety of readings, cases, and written assignments are used to examine the role of leadership, global ethics, and corporate social responsibility in organizations, The course emphasizes the theoretical and practical application of leadership and decision-making models and their interaction with ethical and socially responsible outcomes. Effective leaders must communicate well. The course gives students the opportunity to improve their written and oral communication skills. This is a writing intensive course. Passing the course with a B- or higher fulfills the Graduate School's writing proficiency requirement. 3 hours seminar. (021186)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, CHLD majors only.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001468)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, Child Development majors only, acceptance in undergraduate honor program, faculty permission.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001469)
Prerequisites: CSCI 446 with a grade of C or higher.
This course provides a broad overview of some of the more technical aspects of Information Systems Security. The content is designed to prepare students for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional/Associate (CISSP/A) examination from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISP2), including a discussion of each of the following topics: security management practices; access control systems; telecommunications and network security; cryptography; security architecture and models; operations security; applications and systems development; business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning; law, investigation, and ethics; and physical security. 3 hours lecture. (020232)
Prerequisites: PHYS 204A (may be taken concurrently).
Use of the computer in a variety of applications from the fields of engineering. Topics include computer hardware, operating systems, the Internet, technical word processing, electronic spreadsheets, computer charting and drawing, computer programming, and ethics. 4 hours activity. (001488)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130I or equivalent; senior standing.
History of engineering, professional registration, codes of ethics, management issues, diversity, outsourcing, intellectual property, international development and technology transfer, sustainable design. A substantial written project with oral presentation is required. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (003716)
Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.
Corequisite: CMSD 435.
This course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills prerequisite to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Lecture and discussion on general treatment principles (learning and teaching), disorder-specific treatment techniques, report writing techniques, clinical problem-solving, cultural issues in treatment, professional requirements and ethics, etc. Direct observation of therapy is required. 3 hours lecture. (002167)
This course covers professional issues that affect speech-language pathology as a profession. Issues include professional practice, academic accreditation standards, national and state practice policies and guidelines, state and national certification, specialty recognition and other relevant professional credentials, and reimbursement issues. In addition, students demonstrate their knowledge of ASHA Code of Ethics and an ability to effectively solve clinical dilemmas. 3 hours lecture. (002178)
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331 with a grade of C- or higher.
The study and survey of major content areas of organizational communication theory and research. Contemporary theories related to organizational environments are reviewed with an emphasis on technology in organizations and its relationship to communication process. Content areas include ethics, networks, diversity and cultures, changing employer-employee relations, feedback, groups, home-workplace tensions, and various emerging topics in the field. 3 hours discussion. (002222)
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331, CMST 350, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher.
This course provides opportunities for advanced students in organizational communication to extend and apply their discipline knowledge, primarily using a case study method. Course topics focus on current issues in communication research related to organizational life, including but not limited to socialization, computer mediated communication, organizational transformation, ethics, technology, and others. Students are actively engaged in the content by reflecting on, analyzing, debating, and discussing case studies while presenting their work in both oral and written formats, individually as well as in groups. 3 hours discussion. (020250)
Health communication is an emerging specialty in the field of communication. The course includes issues such as provider-client communication, provider-provider communication and education, intercultural health communication, alternative medicine, health ethics, and mass media health images. 3 hours seminar. (002259)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; Junior standing.
Impact of computers and high-tech systems on people, institutions, organizations, and environment. Examines the following: law, medicine, education, government, data banks, privacy, computer security, changing work, automation, robots, expert systems, AI, social responsibility, ethics, war, conflict resolution. Includes weekly reading, midterm, and final writing projects. Weekly lectures, discussions, films, and writing. No programming. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002309)
Prerequisite: Candidate status.
This course interweaves three distinct themes (investigation, experimentation, and technical writing), that culminate in a comprehensive research project, presentation, and oral defense. First, the students are immersed into the research process within Computer Science. This includes an understanding of the role, ethics, and responsibility of researchers in Computer Science. The second focus is on rigorous design of experiments for the purpose of testing research hypothesis, simulations, and models, and interpreting the results of those experiments. Finally, proficiency in communication of scientific ideas and findings will be addressed, from intensive reading, critiques, technical writing and oral presentations. 3 hours discussion. (020616)
Prerequisites: FINA 351.
Overview of personal financial planning including retirement planning and wealth management. Topics include application of time value of money, personal financial statement development and assessment, investment planning and retirement planning; employee benefits. Also covered are ethics and practice standards in client/planner interaction. 3 hours discussion. (003731)
Explores planning knowledge, ethics, and practice at community, urban, and regional levels. Content includes communication, ethics, participation, sustainability, and diversity in planning. Planning theory is discussed through case studies. 3 hours seminar. (020743)
Prerequisite: HCSV 331.
Study of specific areas of law, ethics, and regulations in health care. Examination of legal and ethical issues of licensing, health insurance, managed care, funding mechanisms, medical negligence and malpractice, informed consent, health care records, and patient and family rights. 3 hours seminar. Formerly HCSV 332. (004452)
The application of historical scholarship to non-academic pursuits, including historic preservation, management of records and resources, public policy, and private consultantcy. Emphasis on development, objects, ethics, and methods of the public history profession. 3 hours seminar. (004714)
Prerequisite: Active standing in Honors Program
. In Agents of Change we consider the nature of global citizenship and how to create a civically engaged life defined by personal and collective acts in service to the public good. Understanding how to increase the impact and quality of these acts using disciplinary expertise, interdisciplinary scholarship, and collaboration is also emphasized. Readings covered in the course encourage students' personal discernment of values, ethics, and commitments towards contributing to the public good in meaningful ways. We learn how to affect small and large scale social change and how a connected life is grounded in communities of civic practice. Students develop their personal theory of change informed by their discipline and study best practices in civic engagement, social movement, and organizational change efforts. We also learn how to overcome common obstacles to affecting change (personal, political, economic, social) and work with community leaders, departments, and disciplinary advisory boards to create a civic engagement infrastructure for the campus. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021400)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, HIST 130, JOUR 260, POLS 155.
Designed for students planning reporting or editing careers. Development of greater skills in story recognition and judgment, information gathering, and finished written presentation, including specialized reporting and ethics. Stress is placed on leads, the complex story, and polished writing. Journalism majors in the news-editorial option who earn below a C- in JOUR 321 are required to repeat the course and are expected to earn a C- or higher to receive writing proficiency credit. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002000)
Prerequisites: ARTS 240 or CAGD 112 or MADT 206 or JOUR 353.
This course deals with the advanced skills, theory, history, and ethics of newspaper and magazine photojournalism. It builds on basics from the prerequisite course to develop the photography skills of students who seek to become professional photojournalists. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020492)
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
Introduction to basic summer backpacking skills, including equipment, nutrition, fitness, minimum impact camping, safety, beginning map and compass skills, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis on technical applications and the implementation of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this course meets the requirements for two national certifications: 1) The Wilderness Education Association's Wilderness Steward Certification; 2) Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. This course requires a ten-day field session taught over Thanksgiving break. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006700)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
Introduction to winter wilderness living skills including nutrition, minimum impact camping, snow physics, avalanche, safety, medical issues, back country skiing techniques, snow shelters, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis is on technical applications and the implementations of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this class earns the student an American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education Level I certification. This is a physically demanding course requiring 10 continuous days of camping in winter conditions. It is not for the novice. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours laboratory. (006685)
This course provides the historical and philosophical foundations for using the outdoors as a medium for learning. Basic teaching and leadership styles used in instruction are emphasized, including a detailed look at the ethics involved in using the outdoors and adventure programming in education. 3 hours lecture. (007019)
Prerequisites: CMST 472, LDRS 300, LDRS 389; CMST 470 or HCSV 330 or MGMT 303 or POLS 462.
Corequisites: MGMT 447.
This capstone experience is designed to bring together the various elements of the minor in leadership studies. It is also structured to introduce the student of leadership to emerging areas which impact significantly the study of leadership. These topics include ethics and integrity, the transpersonal dimension, creativity and innovation, team building, and the impact and use of technology. The course also requires the student to solve leadership-related problems individually and as a member of a team. 3 hours seminar. (009600)
Prerequisite: MADT 103 or JOUR 260.
An analysis of the role of the copywriter in the creation of media advertising. Emphasis on effective copywriting. Training in the creation of complete campaigns. Includes brief study of ethics and regulations of advertising. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 313. (001666)
Using a combination of theory and application, this course focuses on the human side of organizations, including issues of 1) making good decisions, 2) enhancing performance, 3) steering through a turbulent global environment, 4) combining and unifying multiple business functions and 5) enabling change. Students gain an understanding of management and how and why organizations are structured. The themes of quality, technology, ethics, and adaptation are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (005704)
Prerequisites: MGMT 304, MINS 301.
Investigation of Human Resource Management's (HRM's) role as an organizational strategic partner. This course covers all of the main functional areas of HRM within the broader context of business strategy, globalization, ethics, and social responsibility. The role of strategic partner includes contributing to the development of organizational strategy, including mergers and acquisitions, and ensuring alignment of the organization's human resource policies, practices, and programs with corporate and business unit plans. Additionally, this course places emphasis on how Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) support strategy implementation and service delivery across the organization. Applied HRIS projects are a significant component of this course. 3 hours discussion. (015958)
Prerequisites: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.
Creating team effectiveness and developing project management skills. Includes coverage of the nine project management body of knowledge areas required for professional certification by PMI, the professional code of ethics, and the benefits of diversity on team performance. The course requires use of information technology including spreadsheets, Web-based file storage and sharing, electronic presentations and use of project management software. 3 hours lecture. (005731)
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
An examination of the strategy, infrastructure, and business processes that foster effectiveness in global organizations. An analysis of the impact of cross-cultural differences on managerial issues such as motivation, discipline, work and leisure values, and collaboration. An analysis of issues in the global business environment, including the impact of labor conventions, legal systems, technology transfer, ethics, and e-commerce. 3 hours lecture. (005707)
Prerequisites: MKTG 305, Senior Standing.
A study of all aspects of marketing unique to international business. Examines the impact of cultures, ethics, history, politics, and social customs on marketing thinking and practices worldwide. 3 hours discussion. (005879)
This course examines ethical decision-making in professional nursing. The focus is on values clarification, ethical theory, ethical decision-making models, advocacy, and professional codes/standards of practice. Students examine and address ethical dilemmas and conflicting ethical obligations that occur in their roles as global citizens, care providers, members of a profession, inter-professional team partners, and designers and managers of care. 2 hours lecture. (021769)
This Web-based course analyzes the ethical, social, political, cultural, and economic factors influencing the American health care system. Population-based health care is emphasized. Strategies to maximize the use of existing resources are identified, alternative approaches are explored, and plans for implementing change within the current health care system are developed. 3 hours seminar. (015880)
This course provides an introduction to the ethics and principles of fiscal management in the health care environment, covering financial and managerial accounting, cost analysis, budgeting, planning, and control. The goal of this course is to prepare nursing leaders in gaining an understanding of the financial management of the organizations for which they work. The student gains a significant insight into and skill with budget development, implementation, and control processes in different health care settings. In addition, the student gains a working knowledge of budgetary support processes such as strategic and business planning, corporate compliance, contracting, case management, and risk management. 2 hours seminar. (021478)
An examination of a variety of approaches to the development of an environmental ethic, including "shallow" and "deep" environmentalism, the balance of nature argument, and the Gaia hypothesis. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021190)
An introduction to moral theory, including such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. Alternative views concerning fundamental moral questions will be explored. 3 hours seminar. (007190)
An investigation of major contemporary theories of human happiness. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing the philosophical assumptions which they make about human nature, on evaluating the ethical content of these theories, and applying these theories to one's everyday life. 3 hours discussion. (007191)
Inquiry into ethical issues faced in the pursuit of individual and social health. Topics include alternative ideas of health, ethical theories, responsibilities of health professionals, access to health care, and environmental health. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007225)
Inquiry into ethical issues faced in the pursuit of individual and social health. Topics include alternative ideas of health, ethical theories, responsibilities of health professionals, access to health care, and environmental health. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021351)
An examination of ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the formulation of social policy involving business, e.g. employee rights, consumer and environmental protection, advertising, and affirmative action. Moral theory and alternative conceptions of justice will also be discussed. 3 hours lecture. (007226)
This course is also offered as POLS 332.
An investigation of contemporary moral issues involved in police work and corrections, such as deadly force, entrapment, undercover work, corruption, and prisoners' rights. 3 hours seminar. (007269)
Preparation for the Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (RIEB) competition that includes review of moral theory, introduction to skills in moral problem solving, application of theory to moral dilemmas across a wide range of personal, social, and professional environments, and oral presentation of solutions to moral dilemmas. Require travel to and participation in the RIEB (one weekend during semester). 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (020605)
An exploration of traditional and contemporary American Indian thought regarding people in relationship to the human and nonhuman worlds, with focus on land ethic, animal ethics, sustainability. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020644)
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