Professional Studies

Courses

PRST 501 Communication for Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course covers applications of the communication discipline in professional settings. Students explore and assess the role of organizational, interpersonal, non-verbal, group, and employment communications in today's professional world. The main goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to become effective communicators in the workplace.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 503 Ethics for Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on the application of ethical principles to organizational systems and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on how ethical principles affect and are applied to policy-making, leadership behavior, systems of communication, technology use, and systems of organization.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 504 Research Methods & Statistics 3.0 Credits

This course presents a systematic approach to managerial methods of conducting organizational research and analysis. Students will undergo the managerial research process of specifying the problem; translating the problem into specific research questions; designing the data collection and methodology; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and reporting research results and recommendations.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 512 Computing for Professionals 3.0 Credits

Uses Microsoft Office business application software and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to challenge and support students in their efforts to sharpen and integrate their computer, critical-thinking, problem-solving, data analysis, and reporting skills to achieve competency that addresses the demand for information technology proficiency in the new economy.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 515 Program Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Measuring results in business is fairly straightforward. Measuring results in government and other non-profit organizations is not so precise. This course provides knowledge and skill required to apply the scientific method to the assessment of social programs (organized, goal-directed activities designed to address a social, humanistic, or other human-related problem).

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 603 Communicating in Virtual Teams 3.0 Credits

This course explores the roles of virtual teams and allows students to experience the opportunities and challenges associated with communicating in a virtual environment.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 612 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3.0 Credits

This course covers the use of a computerized statistical analysis tool to calculate parametric and non-parametric statistics. Students will use creative and critical thinking skills to interpret, communicate, and defend results.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PRST 504 [Min Grade: C]

PRST 615 Program Evaluation 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to have students apply qualitative and quantitative methods to frame and implement an evaluation capable of being implemented in a broad range of for-profit and non-profit organizational settings, including those found in education, health care, government and private sector businesses. Students will study the purposes and models of program evaluation, roles of the evaluator and stakeholders, and address ethical issues associated with an evaluation. To gain practical experience with “continuous program improvement,” students will design an evaluation of an existing program.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 640 Policy Analysis 3.0 Credits

The course analyzes the entire process of policy agenda-setting, initiation, decision-making, implementation, evaluation and assessment. Students will be equipped with tools to analyze and understand the entire process of policy formation in any public or private enterprise. The skills developed in the course can be used in many professional fields.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 655 The Art & Science of Influencing Others 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on the art and science of influencing others. In both our personal and professional lives, negotiation is an essential skill, and different approaches are required for different situations. Through lectures, readings, and simulated experiences, students will develop an understanding of the concepts, strategies, and tactics of negotiation, as well as the subtleties necessary to effectively influence those around them to achieve desired results.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 700 Capstone I: Project Exploration 1.5 Credit

The first of a two-course sequence in which students create a relevant, full-scale project in an area of interest that will showcase the student's learned professional skills and knowledge. Students complete four deliverables that will form the foundation for PRST 701.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PRST 501 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 503 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 504 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 603 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 612 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 615 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 640 [Min Grade: B] and PRST 655 [Min Grade: B] and ORGB 625 [Min Grade: B] and ORGB 631 [Min Grade: B]

PRST 701 Capstone II: Topical Analysis 4.5 Credits

The second of a two-course sequence allows students to integrate skills and knowledge learned in the classroom with his/her experience to research and report on a specific professional area of interest. Students will demonstrate their learned skills in communication, leadership, critical inquiry, and ethics, as well as speak in some manner to the student's professional development aspirations.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PRST 700 [Min Grade: B]

PRST I599 Independent Study in PRST 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST I699 Independent Study in PRST 0.5-6.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 12 times for 6 credits

PRST I799 Independent Study in PRST 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST I899 Independent Study in PRST 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST I999 Independent Study in PRST 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST T580 Special Topics in PRST 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST T680 Special Topics in PRST 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 18 times for 18 credits

PRST T780 Special Topics in PRST 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST T880 Special Topics in PRST 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PRST T980 Special Topics in PRST 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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