2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    ACCT 1001 - Accounting I♦


    (5 cr.) An introduction to accounting, this course presents the basic techniques and procedures of accounting for organizations. Students work toward gaining requisite skills that they can apply to future courses and projects in their program. Through weekly discussions, they practice communicating with peers while examining the central policies and procedures of an accounting system and utilizing basic terminology, such as language found in the four main types of financial statements. Students prepare basic financial statements through which they learn how statements are constructed and interrelated. They also examine acceptable methods of valuing assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity. For an interdisciplinary perspective, students explore how computer technology lends to the profession by examining the types of programs available to perform accounting tasks.
      (Prerequisite(s): MATH 1001 or MATH 1002 or STAT 3001, and BUSI 1001 or HLTH 4000.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 1003 - Introduction to Accounting I♦


    (5 cr.) Students in this introduction to accounting course take a top-down approach to understanding introductory accounting documents and procedures by exploring a business’s financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Students explore the practical uses for information that can be gleaned from these statements, individually and as a whole, through a detailed examination of the properties and characteristics of each statement. Students engage in application assignments and discussions on a variety of topics, such as regulations that should be followed when preparing financial statements as promulgated by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Students examine the U.S. use of GAAP in comparison to the use of international financial reporting standards. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001 or 1002, and MATH 1001, 1002, 1030, or 1040.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 1004 - Fundamentals of Accounting♦


    (5 cr.) Students take a top-down approach to understanding introductory accounting documents and procedures by exploring a business’s financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement in this course. Students explore the practical uses for information that can be gleaned from these statements, individually and as a whole, through a detailed examination of the properties and characteristics of each statement. Students engage in application assignments and discussions on a variety of topics, such as regulations that should be followed when preparing financial statements as promulgated by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Students examine the U.S. use of GAAP in comparison to the use of International Financial Reporting Standards. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002 AND MATH 1030 or MATH 1040.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 2001 - Accounting II♦


    (5 cr.) In this continuation of Accounting I, students build upon knowledge of accounting principles, including the basic techniques and procedures of internal reporting in organizations and corporations. Students examine a variety of terms and concepts, enabling them to gain a clear understanding of corporate reporting and the fundamental elements of managerial accounting. Students apply strategies involving cost behavior, job-order, cost-volume-profit analysis, performance planning and budgeting, standard costs and variance analysis, relevant costs, and the statement of cash flows to real-world scenarios. Students also assess best practices in employing relevant information in the decision-making process, acquiring practical skills to use in addressing actual accounting problems in the professional arena. (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1001.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 2002 - Managerial Accounting: Introduction to Financial Planning and Analysis♦


    (5 cr.) Individuals responsible for directing and controlling an operation depend on managerial accounting to provide important data. Through this course, students learn about the essential elements of managerial accounting, including strategic, organizational, and operational decision making using financial information. They examine cost-volume-profit analysis, capital budgeting, operational budgeting, forecasting tools, and performance measurement. Students work through case studies and functional exercises for a contextual understanding of managerial accounting, including the application of quantitative methods to determine performance, planning, and control in operations. (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2003 or ACCT 2004S.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 2003 - Introduction to Accounting II♦


    (5 cr.) In this continuation of Accounting I, students build upon knowledge of accounting principles, learning a basic foundation of key managerial accounting concepts and activities. Students learn how managers use accounting information for decision making in an organization. They explore how to develop business plans for small businesses and larger manufacturing corporations as well as how to distinguish between the two types of organizations. Through a variety of assignments focusing on the coverage of cost-volume-profit analysis, performance planning, and budgeting, students have the opportunity to gain managerial decision-making skills, helping them prepare for issues they may encounter in the field.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1003 or ACCT 1001.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 2004 - Financial Accounting♦


    (5 cr.) Students in this course build upon their knowledge of accounting principles from Fundamentals of Accounting, providing a basic foundation of key financial accounting concepts and activities. Students engage in application assignments and discussions such as the recording, storing, and summarizing of economic events of the business enterprise to meet external reporting needs. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and analysis of financial statements and other financial reports provided to the public based on the accounting equation, accrual accounting concepts, and data gathering. (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1004S.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3001 - Intermediate Accounting I♦


    (5 cr.) Although businesses often use the same authoritative standards in the production and presentation of financial statements, statements may still differ in a variety of ways. Recognizing these differences requires careful analysis and a variety of techniques. In this course, students consider an overview of prevailing accounting issues as well as the ethical considerations encountered in the process. This is the first in a four-course sequence in which students build upon content covered in introductory accounting courses. Students explore the principles of accrual accounting and interpret the steps in the accounting cycle. They learn about financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements, and they examine the conceptual framework and measurement principles underlying financial accounting. They also assess the relationship between the reporting and auditing functions in corporations. Additionally, students evaluate differences between Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and international financial reporting standards and apply these standards to their coursework.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2003.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3002 - Auditing and Internal Controls♦


    (5 cr.) Auditing a company’s financial statements requires the ability to apply generally accepted auditing standards to a variety of situations. In this course, students learn the specifics of auditing and how to choose appropriate audit testing. They explore a variety of topics, including professional ethics, audit planning and documentation, audit evidence, statistical tools, materiality and risk, and audit reports for different assurance and non-assurance services. Students examine internal controls and accounting systems as well as software designed for evaluating business information. Through a group project, students work toward gaining practical knowledge and problem-solving skills as they analyze real audit issues and cases. Students apply the Statements of Audit Standards from the Audit Standards Board and Audit Standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to their auditing situations.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2003.) Note: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 3001 is recommended.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3003 - Intermediate Accounting II♦


    (5 cr.) How does a business handle its investments and capital and what are the generally-accepted accounting principles when valuing inventory? This course provides students with the opportunity to consider and respond to prevailing accounting questions as well as gain insight on related ethical considerations; it is the second in a four-course sequence and is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Students learn ways to categorize, measure and report on cash, receivables, inventories, and investments. They gain practice in financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements. Through evaluation and online discussion, students explore the auditing function as well as inventory cost methods. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and International Financial Reporting Standards. (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3001.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3004 - Intermediate Accounting III♦


    (5 cr.) Physical assets continually change in value; knowing how to account for them is an important task in proper financial statement disclosure. In this course, students investigate current accounting issues as well as the ethical considerations encountered in the process; this course is the third in a four-course sequence and is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting II. Students examine the measurement and accounting for property, plant, and equipment. They also explore intangible assets, current liabilities, and contingencies. They focus on financial statement presentation and discuss how it relates to the auditing function. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and International Financial Reporting Standards.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3003.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3005 - Intermediate Accounting IV♦


    (5 cr.) What is capital structure, and how can a business use it for sustainability and reaching long-term goals? In this course, students have the opportunity to respond to such questions as well as to gain insight on related ethical considerations; it is the fourth in a four-course sequence and a continuation of Intermediate Accounting III. Students explore the measurement and reporting principles for stockholders’ equity, retained earnings, long-term liabilities, long-term receivables, discontinued operations, and extraordinary items. They gain further practice in financial statement presentation and disclosures and explore their relationship to the auditing function. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and international financial reporting standards.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3004.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 3006 - Accounting Information Systems♦


    (5 cr.) Nearly all businesses have an accounting system that provides appropriate financial information required to make informed, timely decisions. Therefore, the design of the system is vital to the efficiency and internal controls of acquiring such information. In this course, students learn the fundamental concepts of accounting systems design, including how accounting systems capture important business transactions that drive decisions and execution. Students learn about the technology of accounting systems, file processing, database concepts and tools, and internal control and risks. They explore how to audit the information system as well as how to use the information system to perform audit functions. Through the examination of the latest commercial accounting software, students learn about technological developments for the production of reports and exchange of business data.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2003.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4001 - Government and Nonprofit Accounting♦


    (5 cr.) The function and role of private and public sector organizations are often very different; therefore, the accounting principles used to run for-profit businesses and government businesses cannot always be the same. In this course, students compare and contrast the characteristics of government and nonprofit organizations and explore the ethical and social responsibilities of accountants working with these institutions. They also examine the measurement and reporting requirements for governmental and nonprofit organizations. They engage in discussions about the concepts of fund accounting, budget and control issues, and revenue and expense recognition. Students gain hands-on experience preparing financial statements for each type of organization. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and pronouncements of the Government Accounting Standards Board.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3005.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4002 - Advanced Financial Accounting I♦


    (5 cr.) Lease accounting from the perspective of the lessor and lessee is an important consideration for business as an alternative to financing. But what options are available for lessors and lessees in accounting for lease transactions? In this course, students have the opportunity to investigate and respond to prevailing accounting issues in this area. This course continues the three-course sequence of Intermediate Accounting. Students assess and explain the measurement and reporting disclosures for leases, pensions, equity compensation, derivatives, and earnings per share. They apply best practices in the presentation of financial statements and analyze how these relate to the auditing function. Students also gain hands-on practice in determining pension obligations and expenses. As a basis for their coursework, students apply the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and international financial reporting standards.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3005.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4003 - Advanced Financial Accounting II♦


    (5 cr.) How can external users to an organization employ the statement of cash flow as a means to foresee an organization’s prospect for future earnings? In this course, students have the opportunity to research and answer accounting questions such as this; it is the second in a three-course sequence and continues the approach used in the Intermediate Accounting sequence. Students examine the measurement and reporting disclosures for changes in accounting principles, correction of errors, the statement of cash flows, segment and interim reporting, and deferred taxes. Students continue to learn about financial statement presentation and disclosures as well as how these elements relate to the auditing function. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and international financial reporting standards.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4004 - Advanced Financial Accounting III♦


    (5 cr.) Whether it is to expand technical offerings or to gain the competitive edge over smaller entities, companies often merge together or acquire other companies. Often times, this creates a positive effect on the companies involved; other times, it create severe financial strains on a company’s limited financial resources. In this course, students investigate prevalent accounting issues such as this; it is the third in a three-course sequence and continues the approach used in the Intermediate Accounting sequence. Students explore the measurement and reporting disclosures for mergers, acquisitions, and foreign currency translation. Students continue to learn financial statement presentation of business combinations and explore some of the auditing issues in this area. As a basis for their coursework, students use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification and International Financial Reporting Standards.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4003.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4005 - Federal Taxation I: Individual Taxation♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students have the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of personal income taxes and how they are computed. They also learn appropriate tax concepts and terminologies important for students wishing to pursue a career in accounting and taxes. Students examine the federal income tax structure and apply income tax accounting to cases of individual and sole proprietorship taxation as they assemble information and documentation needed to prepare federal tax returns. They analyze federal income tax laws governing gross income, deductions, calculation of income tax rates, income tax credits, and the alternative minimum tax for individuals.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2003.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4006 - Federal Taxation II: Corporate Taxation♦


    (5 cr.) This course is a continuation of Federation Taxation I and the focus is on corporate federal taxes. Students appraise the role taxation plays on organizations, the corporate structure, and tax strategies. They learn about the application of federal income taxes business entities, including corporations, partnerships, and entities taxed as partnerships and S corporations. They also examine gift and estate taxes and income taxation of estates and trusts. Students contextualize their learning through the preparation of a corporate federal tax return and related schedules. They consider the allocation of partnership taxable income and other deductions, credits, self-employment taxes, and loss carrybacks and carryforwards. Through the evaluation of legal and ethical issues involved in federal tax practice, students become familiar with laws, best practices, and the responsibilities of accounting professionals.
      (Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4005.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 4900 - Accounting Capstone Project


    (5 cr.) A capstone course is designed to bring together knowledge gained through the entire program and permit students to demonstrate mastery of the various course competencies. The major course project in this capstone course is a strategic case study. Through this project, students apply and integrate a variety of skills, tools, and knowledge to assess the strategic issues in a real-world case analysis and arrive at recommendations for change and/or improvement. Through coursework and the final capstone project, students appraise and explain a variety of topics, such as basic accounting theory, financial reporting, deferred taxes, engagement planning, client risk, auditing, concepts of accounting and investment percentage, objectives of the statement of cash flows, contracts, sales, bankruptcy, the debtor-creditor relationship, and business law and ethics. In this course, students have the chance to demonstrate their understanding and competency in complex problem identification and solution.
      (Prerequisite(s): All required core and upper-division Accounting courses.)
  
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    ACCT 6000 - Decision-Making Tools for Today’s Financial Professional♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Today’s effective finance professionals use a variety of financial management tools as they seek to evaluate alternatives and make sound financial recommendations. Students will gain practical experience of a financial professional’s role by using financial modeling tools such as breakeven and cost-volume-profit analysis for model pricing and cost sensitivity, forecasting and cost prediction, variance cost analysis, relevant cost analysis, project valuation and prioritization using payback, rates of return, and discounted cash flow methods. Students’ increased diagnostic critical-thinking skills will help them to construct effective, ethical, fact-based arguments, which are among the fundamental capabilities required for financial decision making. Using relevant management articles, case studies, and topic analyses, students also examine how to align business needs with fact-based solutions, how to identify new opportunities, and how to manage and enhance an organization’s competitive position.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6010 - Analysis and Communication for the Financial Professional


    (3 sem. cr.) An essential skill for nearly all financial professionals is the ability to effectively communicate with the organization to manage internal and external relationships. The importance of communication in finance is emphasized, and students are presented with the opportunity to practice using the tools required for effectual and efficient presentation of information while gaining critical-thinking, reading, and scholarly writing skills. Students explore various written and presentational forms of communication that financial professionals use within organizational and managerial settings. Students examine techniques for developing and presenting white papers, memoranda used to communicate issues and recommendations to management, and financial and nonfinancial information. They learn about concepts in balanced communication coverage and how to adapt to constantly changing modes of communication, including social networking, blogging, and using professional organizations and training programs to their advantage. Through these activities, students gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the financial professional as well as the ethical methodologies required to maintain a professional obligation to the community and their clients.

     

  
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    ACCT 6020 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting and Finance♦


    (3 sem. cr.) In the news, it is too often that we hear about cases of financial fraud and misconduct involving major corporations. It is a social and professional obligation of financial professionals to be concerned and knowledgeable on topics involving legal and ethical issues in accounting and financial reporting. In this course, students learn to appreciate this role and explore the various legal and professional responsibilities of which financial professionals must be aware when developing financial statements and reports. They examine a variety of issues, such as the differences between statute and regulation and between common and statutory law. Students also assess the role of bankruptcy and its impact on business relationships. Through the extensive use of current and seminal case studies, students take a practical approach to examining the best practices of doing business in today’s sociopolitical climate from a legal and ethical perspective.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6130 - Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance♦


    (3 sem. cr.) One of the primary functions of the accountant’s role is preparing internal accounting information that can be used by management for effective decision making and organizational performance. Students can gain a practical perspective into this role through case study review and analysis of pricing and contribution margin analysis, cost management and allocation, activity-based costing and throughput accounting, and inventory management. Students assess performance measurements, including key performance indicators, balanced scorecard, and forecasting. They explore operating and capital budgeting and financial planning techniques and become familiar with quantitative models and approaches used in management accounting. Through this course, students learn about the different departments and operating divisions within an organization and how they work individually and collaboratively to handle accounting responsibilities.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6140 - Current Trends in Accounting Standards♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course enhance and utilize advanced accounting research skills in order to investigate and review the current and emerging accounting issues and changes in promulgated accounting standards that could impact 21st-century business. Students examine a variety of up-to-date and relevant topical areas that are discussed in sources such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board, International Accounting Standards Board, and Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of their studies in this course, students will be able to anticipate changes in accounting standards and analyze potential impacts for making informed decisions and recommendations to management.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6600 - Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Accountants and business managers must be astute and proactive in managing a business to combat the inevitable threat of operational and financial risks, including those involving credit, market, liquidity, reputation, technology, and legality. In this course, students assess the tools used by accountants and managers in managing these risks. They explore the various processes used to identify, analyze, and assess risks, and they learn the appropriate use of financial and operational controls to mitigate such risks. Additionally, students examine ways to implement techniques, such as developing a risk control matrix and using the concepts of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework to improve an organization’s enterprise risk management.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6610 - Managing Regulatory Compliance♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Regulatory compliance involves the policies and processes that organizations use to ensure that they follow the rules and regulations in place by the firms that control financial activity in a given jurisdiction. In this course, students explore the facets of regulatory compliance, focusing on the role of accounting with respect to corporate governance within an organizational setting. They also focus on how organizations build transparency into their governance and compliance systems. Students review and explore the responsibilities of management in terms of compliance and auditing and explore the complex processes of checks and balances that comprise compliance systems. Students further develop their understanding of regulatory compliance through a review of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in addition to an evaluation of decisions made by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Corporation Accounting Oversight Board.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6620 - Accounting Theory and Application♦


    (3 sem. cr.) In this quantitative course, students examine the process by which accounting policies are formulated and modified. Students use current research and case analyses to make critical evaluations of fundamental accounting concepts and foundations, such as revenue recognition, lease accounting, and other current issues, in light of their theoretical, empirical, practical, and political aspects. Students demonstrate their ability to use promulgated accounting literature to improve their general decision-making and communication skills in the area of accounting as they engage in functional exercises and weekly discussions.

     

     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.

  
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    ACCT 6630 - Tax Analysis and Decision Making♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course are provided with an overview of current topics in taxation strategies for individuals and corporations. They learn about the Internal Revenue Service Code on tax differences, including book and tax accounting, inclusions, exclusions, deductions, credits, and tax aspects of property transactions. Students employ a “walk-through” technique through which they gain first-hand experience in the use of tax research services. Students also explore how economic, social, and cultural forces influence tax policy.
     

     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.

  
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    ACCT 6640 - Solving CPA Problems♦


    (3 sem. cr.) In this course, students review content pulled directly from prior certified public accountant (CPA) exams on a variety of topics, including current accounting trends, managerial accounting, and regulatory issues. Students conduct research, discuss with peers, and analyze the answers to actual CPA exam items to gain a thorough understanding of the format, concepts, and principles on which exam questions are based, gaining confidence and preparedness for taking the CPA exam.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6650 - Forensic and Advanced Auditing Topics♦


    (3 sem. cr.) In this course, students are provided with tools, techniques, and insight to evaluate the potential for fraud within current operating and financial reporting systems. Students examine creative accounting techniques and red flags of fraud, such as the development of false financial statements; misuse of corporate resources; false revenue recognition; and fraud perpetrated for the benefit of third parties, shareholders, and managers. They explore special topics, such as the override of existing internal controls and absence of proper accounting documentation. Students also examine fraud audit standards, principles of legal evidence, and concepts of the Daubert Rule. Additionally, students examine strategies for identifying sources of securing evidence to prevent loss, corruption, and contamination.

     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6660 - International Perspectives in Accounting♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course examine current topics in international standards for accounting, including financial statement presentation, auditing, and accounting for importers, exporters, and multinational corporations to gain a comprehensive understanding of the various perspectives involved in international accounting. Students examine foreign exchange rates and markets, controlled economy accounting, social responsibility reporting, inflation accounting, and international taxation and its impact on an organization’s international financial statements. Additionally, students analyze issues in accounting for multinationals, including areas of accounting and financial reporting standards. They also conduct an evaluation of international accounting harmonization efforts, including those involving accounting standards, to acquire an appreciation of the importance of comparability in regard to international financial statements.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6665 - Initiating and Managing Change♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course explore effective strategies to initiate change in order to achieve organizational goals, as well as how to manage unplanned or unwelcome change. Students explore a variety of approaches and methods to transition individuals and organizations within a changing environment. Students distinguish between reactive responses and proactive responses to change, including examining the implications of culture, inertia, and uncertainty. Additionally, students explore the importance of understanding motivation and effective communication in mitigating negative reactions to change and facilitating the change process itself.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6670 - Not-for-Profit and Government Accounting♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students explore accounting and financial reporting principles for nonprofit and governmental organizations in this course. They examine issues regarding fund accounting principles, budgetary accounting, and financial reporting practices. Through a variety of assignments on the specifics of the nonprofit and government accounting arena, students develop and hone diagnostic skills and their analytical problem-solving ability. Students learn about the concepts, procedures, and mechanics of financial and managerial accounting and the role of accounting information in nonprofit organizations.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6675 - Critical Thinking for Effective Management♦


    (3 sem. cr.) This course is designed to improve the learner’s overall critical-thinking and reasoning skills within a managerial context. Using relevant management articles, case studies, and current topics analyses, learners will hone their diagnostic reading skills and will learn to construct effective, ethical, evidence-based arguments, which are fundamental capabilities of effective managers.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6680 - Leadership in a Global Landscape♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Leaders encounter many challenges as people from different cultures, social structures, religions, and languages participate in a globalized landscape and workforce. Students in this course examine these challenges and develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of nations in the global economy. They also explore the changing nature of international business and leadership. Students evaluate and discuss the concepts of sustainable business strategies, international trade, foreign direct investment, and regional economic integration in relation to leadership in a global environment.
     
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6685 - Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course explore systems thinking as a process whereby problems are viewed as individual components within a larger system. Students encounter a framework for analyzing relationships within a system and for avoiding the risks associated with viewing problems in isolation. Students use systems thinking tools to model single-, double-, and multiple-loop feedback systems, both at the micro and macro levels of analysis. In addition, students are introduced to scenario building, and they examine how the practice of systems thinking lays the foundation for creating sustainable outcomes for organizations and society.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6691 - Practices in Project Management♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course are introduced to the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques needed to successfully manage projects throughout the life of a project, known as the project life cycle. By learning about the project management Knowledge Areas and Process Groups as well as the distinguishing characteristics of each, students gain an appreciation for how these two dimensions of project management interact in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6695 - Leading Strategic Initiatives for Growth and New Value♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course focus on the development and implementation of business strategies that enable a competitive advantage, with an emphasis on understanding the current environment in which the organization competes and forecasting how that environment may change.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ACCT 6781 - Information Security Governance♦


    (3 sem. cr.) Students in this course cover information security issues in an organizational context, recognizing the increasing stakes in keeping systems safe from tampering and disclosure. Topics include management structures and processes for enterprise information security; information security in the supply chain; legal, regulatory, audit, and policy issues; risk management; and the business case for information security.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    AHUM 9001A - Dissertation


    (1 cr.) Through this course, doctoral students have the opportunity to integrate their Program of Study into an in-depth exploration of an interest area that includes the completion of a research study. Students complete the dissertation independently, with the guidance of a dissertation supervisory committee chair and committee members. Students complete a prospectus, proposal, Institutional Review Board application, and dissertation. Students are registered each term until successful completion of the dissertation.

    Students take this course for a minimum of 20 credits and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

    To complete a dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

  
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    AHUM 9001B - Dissertation


    (2 cr.) Through this course, doctoral students have the opportunity to integrate their Program of Study into an in-depth exploration of an interest area that includes the completion of a research study. Students complete the dissertation independently, with the guidance of a dissertation supervisory committee chair and committee members. Students complete a prospectus, proposal, Institutional Review Board application, and dissertation. Students are registered each term until successful completion of the dissertation.

    Students take this course for a minimum of 20 credits and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

    To complete a dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

  
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    AMDS 8301 - Advanced Individual Studies: Academic Publishing Option


    (4 cr.) This advanced individual study course is designed for students who wish to integrate learning from the core curriculum in preparation for advanced KAM and dissertation research. In this course, students gain hands-on practice using research tools, writing a literature review, evaluating peer research, and providing feedback as a reviewer. They also explore the process involved in preparing a proposal for publication and academic publication in general. Students review The International Journal of Applied Management and Technology (IJAMT), an online refereed journal, to examine current issues and collaborate with peers in the area of business and technology management.
  
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    AMDS 8521 - Current Research in Deterministic Methods


    (4 cr.) There are no specific course descriptions for this course for doctoral students due to the flexibility inherent in the Knowledge Area Module (KAM) learning model, which allows students to develop expertise in their area of interest through an individualized program. The number of KAMs required varies by program, but each KAM culminates in a scholarly paper comprising three segments: Breadth, Depth, and Application. Through the KAM process, students will apply what they have learned to meet a need in their profession.
  
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    AMDS 8899 - Capstone Seminar


    (6 cr.) Students in this course integrate all of their previous work on knowledge and learning management, resulting in a comprehensive dissertation proposal. Students assess various research methods and data-gathering techniques; determine best practices; explore the various Walden resources, and review APA style and Walden evaluation format. They consider their professional goals in the context of their education and develop plans for continued learning and career development in the context of their personal objectives and priorities. Students also identify future areas for research and development in their specialization. Throughout this seminar course, students engage in discussions to share progress, new perspectives, and peer feedback. (Prerequisite(s): Foundation, core, and specialization courses, and at least one KAM; or permission of the program director.)
  
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    AMDS 9000 - Dissertation


    (20 cr.) Through this course, doctoral students have the opportunity to integrate their program of study into an in-depth exploration of an interest area that includes the completion of a research study. Students complete the dissertation independently, with the guidance of a dissertation supervisory committee chair and committee members. Students complete a prospectus, proposal, Institutional Review Board application, and dissertation. Once students register for AMDS 9000, they will be registered each term until successful completion of the dissertation. (Prerequisite(s): Foundation course, core KAMs, RSCH 8100Z, and RSCH 8200Z.)
  
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    ANTH 3001 - Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students work toward developing a modern and inclusive understanding of indigenous peoples of the world. They explore indigenous identity; historical continuity with pre-colonial and/or pre-settler societies; indigenous identity in relation to natural resources; and indigenous languages, cultures, and beliefs. Students complete a series of weekly field note assignments in which they address topics or themes related to the exploration of their own indigenous identity. Through this course, students gain the knowledge needed to explain processes of indigenization, adaptation, and communication as phenomena of globalization. 
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ANTH 3001C - Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students work toward developing a modern and inclusive understanding of indigenous peoples of the world. They explore indigenous identity; historical continuity with pre-colonial and/or pre-settler societies; indigenous identity in relation to natural resources; and indigenous languages, cultures, and beliefs. Students complete a series of weekly field note assignments in which they address topics or themes related to the exploration of their own indigenous identity. Through this course, students gain the knowledge needed to explain processes of indigenization, adaptation, and communication as phenomena of globalization.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    APLB 651L - Pre-Practicum 1


    (0 cr.) By participating in a Walden Pre-Practicum, students gain skills in their development as scholar-practitioners. Through their Pre-Practicum experiences, students expand their network of peers and faculty members while developing their professional skills and identity. In Pre-Practicum 1, students begin to apply the core skills and techniques introduced in their Techniques course. Students begin to develop the multicultural competencies needed for counseling. Per program requirements, there is a synchronous experience in this course. Students continue to expand their knowledge of counselor credentialing.
  
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    APLB 652L - Pre-Practicum 2


    (0 cr.) In Pre-Practicum 2, students continue to develop core skills from Pre-Practicum 1 and integrate advanced skills in their development as scholar-practitioners. Through their Pre-Practicum experiences, students expand their network of peers and faculty members while continuing to develop their professional skills and identity. In Pre-Practicum 2, students begin to develop group leadership skills, integrate counseling theory, and continue to demonstrate cultural competency skills. Students engage in developing their upcoming field experience plan and continue credentialing skills activities. (Prerequisite(s): GRPL 6100 and COUN 6250 for those in Addiction Counseling; Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling; and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. GRPL 6100 and COUN 6350 for those in School Counseling programs.)
  
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    ARTS 2001 - Fundamentals of Photographic Arts♦


    (5 cr.) Students in this course are introduced to the fundamentals of photography and visual fine arts using photography as the medium of expression. Students will be required to have simple film or digital cameras to produce their photographs. Topics include history and principles of design such as emotion, line, plane, space, color, light, value, texture, proportion, and scale. Upon completion, the students will be able to communicate ideas and experiences through photography, edit a portfolio of photographs in color and monochrome, and participate in an online exhibition of images. (Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1001 or ENGL 1010.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    ARTS 2001C - Fundamentals of Photographic Arts♦


    (5 cr.) Students in this course are introduced to the fundamentals of photography and visual fine arts using photography as the medium of expression. Students will be required to have simple film or digital cameras to produce their photographs. Topics include history and principles of design such as emotion, line, plane, space, color, light, value, texture, proportion, and scale. Upon completion, the students will be able to communicate ideas and experiences through photography, edit a portfolio of photographs in color and monochrome, and participate in an online exhibition of images. (Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1001 or ENGL 1010.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BIOL 1001 - Introduction to Biology♦


    (5 cr.) The basis of study in a variety of fields requires the capacity to view the world from multiple perspectives as well as the ability to ask investigative questions on the intricacies of life. Students in this course work toward gaining such skills as they survey fundamental biological principles. They engage in discussions and application-based assignments that emphasize basic biology, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and diversity. Students are also introduced to the scientific method. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate increased knowledge and a better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.
    Note about required first courses: ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BIOL 2320 - Nutritional Science♦


    (5 cr.) An understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition can help people make important decisions regarding a healthy diet to keep the body functioning as it should. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the nutritional sciences with an emphasis on the biochemistry of human systems. Through discussions, lab work, and other practical assignments, students explore the body’s digestive and metabolic processes, the components of a healthy diet, the role of nutrition in growth and health through the life cycle, and the relationships between nutrition, health, culture, and the environment. Through this course, students gain knowledge needed to apply scientific principles when interpreting nutritional information.
      (Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1001 or ENGL 1010.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BIOL 3020 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology♦


    (5 cr.) This course is a study of human anatomy and physiology, which is the structure and function of bodily systems. Students in the course extend from an analysis of cellular processes and tissue structures to the 11 major systems of the human body. Students focus specifically on the regulatory functions of the body that maintain homeostasis and how disruptions in homeostasis may result in injury and/or disease. This course is designed for a general education undergraduate audience. (Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1001 or ENGL 1010).
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 1002 - Introduction to Management and Leadership♦


    (5 cr.) The role and functions of managers, specifically principles and procedures for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations, are addressed in this introductory course. Emphasized is the practical application of theory to reality. This course is structured so that students have the opportunity to see the interrelationships among the functions, components, and disciplines that comprise the field of management and thereby gain a comprehensive perspective as a foundation for the further study of management.
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 2001 - Business Law♦


    (5 cr.) Responsible business leaders and decision makers must conduct transactions and operations according to clearly defined rules, laws, and processes to ensure stability and protection for their company. Students in this course examine the legal issues faced by managers, fundamental legal principles, and common issues in the field, such as workplace law, contract disputes, and intellectual property guidelines. Students engage in discussions and application assignments focused on the responsibilities of business professionals, such as understanding the fundamental legal principles in business and commerce; analyzing business contracts; adhering to legal issues in interviewing, hiring, and firing; developing, using, and defending intellectual property; and understanding the regulatory context.  (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 2002 - Global Business♦


    (5 cr.) This course is a survey of the global business environment in the 21st century. Students examine the basic concepts of global business activity and theory. They also engage in a variety of conceptual and application-based assignments, focusing on strategic management issues, including competitive, financial, economic and socioeconomic, cultural, political, legal, and labor factors.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 2003 - Operations♦


    (5 cr.) An overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications of business operations management is provided to students in this course. Students can learn about operations as related to the process of transforming resources into products and services. They explore the responsibility of operations managers to make sound, cost-effective decisions that increase the productivity and competitiveness of manufacturing and service organizations. Students also have the opportunity to learn the process of planning, implementing, and monitoring operations to ensure the continuous improvement of goods and services. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3001 - Knowledge Management and Organizational Change♦


    (5 cr.) Students learn how information systems enable organizations to identify, acquire, store, analyze, distribute, and reuse information and knowledge systematically from all sources (e.g., internal and external, explicit and tacit) to enhance organizational productivity and competitiveness. In this course, students extend the theory of Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital to the development of learning organizations and evaluate the definition of learning organizations and the creation of environments that facilitate knowledge growth and distribution. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3002 - Ethical Leadership♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students prepare for a leadership role in the modern organization. They examine the basic principles of leadership, motivational theory, the importance of communication, and current and future trends. Students assess, discuss, and learn how to apply their own styles of leadership in the workplace and the community. They engage in a range of assignments that emphasize ethical leadership through personal and interpersonal effectiveness and organizational development. Students also learn the importance of followership and the similarities between the roles of follower and leader at all levels of the organization.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001 or 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3003 - Dynamics of Change♦


    (5 cr.) All businesses experience change. Sometimes change is required to ensure stability; other times, the purpose of change is expansion for competitive advantage. In this course, students explore the responsibilities of managers and leaders to implement effective organizational change as well as to ensure that employees understand the function and benefits of change. Students examine change as it impacts people, processes, and products. They learn to employ tools for dealing with and managing change. They also examine methods for coping with change as an individual, a member of a group, and a member of an organization.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3004 - Entrepreneurship for Small Business♦


    (5 cr.) Students examine the processes required to undertake the creation and maintenance of a successful business enterprise, with an emphasis on small business, in this course. Students focus initially on startup basics for a new small business, followed by the details involved in the development of a business plan. Finally, the nuts and bolts of day-to-day business management are examined, with issues ranging from legal matters to employment decisions.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002 or SOCI 4080.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3005 - Critical Thinking♦


    (5 cr.) Problem-solving and decision making based on recognizing problems, gathering data, developing alternatives, and choosing solutions are critical skills for the professional manager. In this course, students apply these skills to a variety of business examples. Students become familiar with the importance of the scientific method as the basis for critical thinking and decision making. They gain practical experience identifying logical fallacies, analyzing research methodologies, and choosing appropriate problem-solving techniques. Students also reflect on content presented in the course to consider ways to become more effective critical and logical thinkers.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001, BUSI 1002, or COMM 1004.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3006 - Advanced Business Law♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students build on concepts and skills learned in BUSI 2001 to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and principles that affect business operations. Students devote special attention to business law topics included on the Uniform CPA Exam. They analyze law of agency, debtor-creditor relationships, bankruptcy, government regulation of business, real and personal property, commercial paper, and secured transactions. Through this course, students work toward gaining the ability to identify legal issues, determine if legal action is required, and to competently discuss the issues with other professionals.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 2001.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3007 - Knowledge Management♦


    (5 cr.) Information systems enable organizations to systematically identify, acquire, store, analyze, distribute, and reuse information and knowledge from all sources (e.g., internal and external, explicit and tacit) to enhance organizational productivity and competitiveness. Students in this course examine these processes and apply the theories of knowledge management (KM) and intellectual capital to the development of learning organizations. Students also evaluate the definition of learning organizations and the creation of environments that facilitate knowledge growth and distribution. Using course concepts and theories, students reflect on KM and explain how they plan to employ it in personal and professional endeavors.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 3008 - Corporate Entrepreneurship♦


    (5 cr.) Students in this course examine how corporations succeed and grow by embracing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the organization. Students learn current models for corporate entrepreneurship and innovation that align with the strategic objectives of the enterprise. Students also examine the design of repeatable and sustainable processes that leverage existing business practices and support entrepreneurial initiatives.

    (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 4001 - Strategic Business Capstone Project


    (5 cr.) In this capstone course, students use knowledge gained throughout the entire program to demonstrate mastery of various course competencies. The major course project in which students engage is a simulation-based, strategic case study. Students apply and integrate a variety of skills, tools, and knowledge to assess the strategic issues in a real-world case analysis and arrive at recommendations for change and/or improvement. Through this course, students demonstrate their understanding and competency in identifying complex problems and solutions.
      (Prerequisite(s): All required core and upper-division business administration courses.)
  
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    BUSI 4002 - Small Business Ventures♦


    (5 cr.) The focus of this course is on evaluating business concepts and business plans for small businesses so that students can develop strategies for successfully launching and operating a small business. Students examine the small business life cycle and explore resources available to small business owners. Real-world case studies expose students to the challenges of running a small business venture. Topics covered include startup business ideas, financing the small business, legal and liability issues, employment decisions, ethical and moral considerations, and expansion opportunities for small businesses.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 4003 - Marketing Strategies for Small Business♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students address the unique aspects of marketing a small business. Students examine market definition, product development, and diversification strategies designed to help small business owners expand their business reach. Students learn effective ways small businesses can leverage technology such as e-commerce, social media, and other online marketing methods. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 4002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 4004 - Customer Relationship Management for Small Business♦


    (5 cr.) In this course, students learn about the impact of operating decisions on customer relationships as they relate to building, maintaining, and growing a loyal customer base. Students assess approaches to customer relationship marketing and management for competitive advantage. They also evaluate strategies for excellence in customer service within a culture driven to meet and exceed customer expectations. (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 4002.)
    ♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
  
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    BUSI 4900 - Capstone: Strategic Business Management


    (5 cr.) In this capstone course, students use knowledge gained throughout the entire program to demonstrate mastery of various core competencies. The major course project in which students engage is a simulation-based strategic case study. Students apply and integrate a variety of skills, tools, and knowledge to assess the strategic issues in a real-world case analysis and arrive at recommendations for change and/or improvement. Through this course, students demonstrate their understanding and competency in identifying complex problems and solutions. Each student, based on his or her concentration area, will demonstrate validation of skills by taking part in a third-party nationwide simulation/examination administered online. (Prerequisite(s): all required core and concentration courses.)
  
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    BUSI 5510 - Leading People


    (5 cr.) Modern leaders must understand contemporary leadership concepts, including varying leadership styles, ways to accommodate diversity, and the impact of culture on an organization. In this course, students focus on major leadership theories and the human dimension of business, including individual and group behaviors and organizational culture. They explore some of the basic dimensions of human resource management, as those dimensions affect the organization and the employee. Students explore contemporary thinking about leadership and its importance in today’s business world. They also develop a plan for personal and professional growth to enhance their current position or prepare for a successful career in leadership.
      (Prerequisite(s): BUSI 1002. To register for this course, please contact the Academic Advising Team.)
  
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    BWLB 4900 - Social Work Skills Lab


    (1 cr.) The Social Work Skills Lab is a 1-credit, 6-week hybrid class that includes 3 weeks of online content, followed by a 4-day face-to-face residential component, and then closes with 2 weeks of online content. Students in the Social Work Skills Lab I reinforce the content covered in the Social Work courses with an emphasis on skills development and advanced topics in diversity and inclusion, evidence-based practice, ethics, and development of the professional self. Material covered includes practice labs focused on individual engagement and assessment, group development and leadership, and an understanding of how to advocate within organizations and communities. A key component of the skills lab is to prepare and assess students for their readiness to enter the field. (Prerequisite(s): SOCW 3004.) Note: This course contains a required 4-day face-to-face experience and will bill with an additional lab fee.
  
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    CAEX 3100 - Skills for Academic Integrity


    (1.5 cr.) In this 4-week course, students study Walden’s policy on academic integrity and apply strategies to ensure academic integrity in their work. The course is designed to help graduate students recognize and avoid violations of academic integrity. In a supportive environment, students practice the techniques needed to ensure academic integrity, including paraphrasing, quoting, avoiding misuse of previously written material, managing time, and using plagiarism-detection software to screen for originality. Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students. (This course was previously listed as WCSS 3100.)
  
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    CAEX 3100U - Skills for Academic Integrity for Undergraduates


    (1.5 cr.) In this 4-week course, students study Walden’s policy on academic integrity and apply strategies to ensure academic integrity in their work. The course is designed to help undergraduate students recognize and avoid violations of academic integrity. In a supportive environment, students practice the techniques needed to ensure academic integrity, including paraphrasing, quoting, avoiding misuse of previously written material, managing time, and using plagiarism-detection software to screen for originality.
  
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    CAEX 3101 - Skills for Academic Integrity


    (1 sem. cr.) In this 4-week course, students study Walden’s policy on academic integrity and apply strategies to ensure academic integrity in their work. The course is designed to help graduate students recognize and avoid violations of academic integrity. In a supportive environment, students practice the techniques needed to ensure academic integrity, including paraphrasing, quoting, avoiding misuse of previously written material, managing time, and using plagiarism-detection software to screen for originality. Note: This course is for semester-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students. (This course was previously listed as WCSS 3101.)
  
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    CAEX 3500 - Internship


    (0 cr.) As part of students’ approved internship placement, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world conditions. Activities include journal entries, evaluations, and reflection on topics such as ethics, communication, collaboration, transferable skills, and social change. Upon completion, students will gain exposure to a professional setting related to their program of study and explore the practical application of skills in the global workplace. Note: This course is for undergraduate students only.
  
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    CAEX 6050 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills


    (1.5 cr.) In this 8-week course, students study effective writing processes to advance their scholarly writing skills. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful writing experiences at Walden, including writing-intensive coursework. In a supportive environment, students practice the core concepts of critical reading, prewriting, drafting, and revising and practice applying those concepts through discussions and a variety of assignments, including a final 1-page summary of a selected journal article. Students also complete an assessment of their skills and a personal plan for continued development of their scholarly writing.  Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6051 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills


    (1 sem. cr.) In this 8-week course, students study effective writing processes to advance their scholarly writing skills. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful writing experiences at Walden, including writing-intensive coursework. In a supportive environment, students practice the core concepts of critical reading, prewriting, drafting, and revising and practice applying those concepts through discussions and a variety of assignments, including a final 1-page summary of a selected journal article. Students also complete an assessment of their skills and a personal plan for continued development of their scholarly writing.  Note: This course is for semester-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6060 - Graduate Writing II: Intermediate Composition Skills


    (1.5 cr.) In this 8-week course, students will practice effective writing strategies to advance their scholarly writing skills. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful writing experiences at Walden, including writing-intensive coursework. In a supportive environment, students will practice the core concepts of critical reading and research, prewriting, drafting, and revising; and apply those concepts through discussions and a variety of assignments. Students will compose an evaluative essay for their final course essay. Students will also complete an assessment of their skills and a personal plan for continued development of their scholarly writing. This course is complimentary to CAEX 6050 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills, and enhances the skills covered in CAEX 6050. Students in this course are expected to have a familiarity with the skills covered in CAEX 6050 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills. Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6061 - Graduate Writing II: Intermediate Composition Skills


    (1 sem. cr.) In this 8-week course, students will practice effective writing strategies to advance their scholarly writing skills. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful writing experiences at Walden, including writing-intensive coursework. In a supportive environment, students will practice the core concepts of critical reading and research, prewriting, drafting, and revising; and apply those concepts through discussions and a variety of assignments. Students will compose an evaluative essay for their final course essay. Students will also complete an assessment of their skills and a personal plan for continued development of their scholarly writing. This course is complimentary to CAEX 6050 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills, and enhances the skills covered in CAEX 6050. Students in this course are expected to have a familiarity with the skills covered in CAEX 6050 - Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills. Note: This course is for semester-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6100 - Critical Thinking for Social Change


    (1.5 cr.) In this 6-week course, students become writer-advocates of a social change issue of their choosing. They use critical thinking to analyze the issue, acknowledge complexities, and research a potential solution. Students also learn techniques for argumentative writing in support of their proposed change. These techniques include gathering evidence, examining the validity of that evidence, and constructing a thesis statement. By the end of the course, students will have gained confidence in their voice and their place in the conversation surrounding the social change issue. This course could be helpful to master’s or doctoral students who are about to begin their capstone and would like a jumpstart on topic selection and initial writing. Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6101 - Critical Thinking for Social Change


    (1 sem. cr.) In this 6-week course, students become writer-advocates of a social change issue of their choosing. They use critical thinking to analyze the issue, acknowledge complexities, and research a potential solution. Students also learn techniques for argumentative writing in support of their proposed change. These techniques include gathering evidence, examining the validity of that evidence, and constructing a thesis statement. By the end of the course, students will have gained confidence in their voice and their place in the conversation surrounding the social change issue. This course could be helpful to master’s or doctoral students who are about to begin their capstone and would like a jumpstart on topic selection and initial writing. Note: This course is for semester-based graduate-level students.
  
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    CAEX 6200 - Basic APA Style: Citations and References


    (1.5 cr.) In this 4-week course, students are introduced to the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citing and referencing sources. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful scholarly writing experiences in Walden coursework and beyond. Students can learn the core concepts of in-text citations, references, and paper formatting and practice applying those concepts through discussions and a variety of assessments. They will finish with a personal plan for continued development of APA skills.

      Note: Because the focus is on foundational APA style, more advanced or nuanced topics like voice, numbers, statistical form, and tables and figures are not addressed in this course. This course is for quarter-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students. (This course was previously listed as WCSS 6200.)

  
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    CAEX 6201 - Basic APA Style: Citations and References


    (1 sem. cr.) In this 4-week course, students are introduced to the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citing and referencing sources. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful scholarly writing experiences in Walden coursework and beyond. Students can learn the core concepts of in-text citations, references, and paper formatting and practice applying those concepts through discussions and a variety of assessments. They will finish with a personal plan for continued development of APA skills. (Prerequisite(s): Because the focus is on foundational APA style, more advanced or nuanced topics like voice, numbers, statistical form, and tables and figures are not addressed in this course. This course is for semester-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students. (This course was previously listed as WCSS 6201.)
  
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    CAEX 6300 - Reading Techniques for Graduate Study


    (1.5 cr.) Graduate study involves analyzing many research articles, theoretical texts, and other complex materials. Because of the specialized nature of graduate study, new techniques for reading are needed. In this 4-week course, students practice an active approach to reading, gaining skills that will assist in quickly navigating texts and retaining information. Topics covered include comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation. Through strategies of critical reading and annotating, students prepare to be better researchers and writers.  Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students.
  
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    CAEX 6301 - Reading Techniques for Graduate Study


    (1 sem. cr.) Graduate study involves analyzing many research articles, theoretical texts, and other complex materials. Because of the specialized nature of graduate study, new techniques for reading are needed. In this 4-week course, students practice an active approach to reading, gaining skills that will assist in quickly navigating texts and retaining information. Topics covered include comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation. Through strategies of critical reading and annotating, students prepare to be better researchers and writers.   Note: This course is for semester-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students.
  
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    CAEX 6500 - Internship


    (0 cr.) As part of students’ approved internship placement, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world conditions. Activities include journal entries, evaluations, and reflection on topics such as ethics, communication, collaboration, transferable skills, and social change. Upon completion, students will gain exposure to a professional setting related to their program of study and explore the practical application of skills in the global workplace. Note: This course is for quarter-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students.
  
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    CAEX 6501 - Internship


    (0 cr.) As part of students’ approved internship placement, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world conditions. Activities include journal entries, evaluations, and reflection on topics such as ethics, communication, collaboration, transferable skills, and social change. Upon completion, students will gain exposure to a professional setting related to their program of study and explore the practical application of skills in the global workplace. Note: This course is for semester-based graduate (including master’s-level and doctoral level) students.
  
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    CAEX 8010 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Proposal


    (0 cr.) This small-group workshop is for doctoral students who have a working draft of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support.

    With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the proposal draft through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the proposal and have the opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as APA style, citing and referencing sources, clarity and concision, and writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the proposal. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)

  
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    CAEX 8015 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Proposal


    (0 sem. cr.) Doctoral students who have begun the development of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support should take this small-group workshop. With the assistance of the writing faculty member, students will spend 6 weeks advancing their proposal through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their peers. They will get to know the required components of the proposal and have an opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as APA, citing and referencing sources, clarity and concision, and writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. In addition to a further developed proposal, at the end of the workshop, students will have a tailored plan based on their specific needs to ensure that they can continue to make progress on their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)
  
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    CAEX 8020 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction


    (0 cr.) This small-group workshop is for doctoral students who have a working draft of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support with the proposal’s introduction.

    With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the draft of the introduction through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the introduction and have the opportunity to learn how to describe their study, its purpose, and its intentions, as well as address common writing issues associated with the introduction, such as writing a strong problem statement, articulating the gap in the literature or practice, applying correct usage of APA and source citations, and overcoming writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the introduction. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)

  
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    CAEX 8025 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction


    (0 sem. cr.) Doctoral students who are committed to an area of research for their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study but unclear as to how to introduce and articulate its importance to a scholarly audience should take this small-group workshop. With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the draft of the introduction through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the introduction and have the opportunity to learn how to describe their study, its purpose, and its intentions, as well as address common writing issues associated with the introduction, such as writing a strong problem statement, articulating the gap in the literature or practice, applying correct usage of APA and source citations, and overcoming writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the introduction. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)
  
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    CAEX 8030 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review


    (0 cr.) This small-group workshop is for doctoral students who have a working draft of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support with the proposal’s literature review.

    With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the draft of the literature review through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the literature review and have the opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as effective use of summary and synthesis, applying correct usage of APA and source citations, and articulating search strategies. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the literature review. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)

  
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    CAEX 8035 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review


    (0 sem. cr.) Is writing the literature review a stumbling block? Is the research relayed without purpose or synthesis? This small-group workshop is for doctoral candidates who have begun the literature review of their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study but need writing guidance and support. With the help of the writing faculty member, students will spend 6 weeks advancing their literature review through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their peers. Students will get to know the required components of the literature review and have the opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as effective use of summary and synthesis, applying correct use of APA and source citations, and articulating search strategies. Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the literature review. While this workshop focuses on the writing components of the literature review, optional instructional materials are available to help students learn and practice advanced library skills needed for a successful review of the literature. As needed, the faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)
  
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    CAEX 8040 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Methods Section


    (0 cr.) This small-group workshop is for doctoral students who have a working draft of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support with the proposal’s methods section.

    With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the draft of the methods section through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the methods section and have the opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues inherent in this section, including effectively explaining data collection and analysis, formatting APA-compliant tables and figures, and articulating ethical procedures and concerns associated with the study. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the methods section. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospectus.)

  
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    CAEX 8045 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Methods Section


    (0 sem. cr.) Writing about the method or methods of study can be a challenge. It’s not easy to articulate variables, validity, or data analysis plans. Students who feel like they need some extra help or support with the writing component of their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study methods section should take this small-group workshop. With the help of the writing faculty member, students will spend 6 weeks advancing the writing of their methods section through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their peers. Workshop students will get to know the required components of the methods section and have the opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues inherent in this section, including effectively explaining data collection and analysis, formatting APA-compliant tables and figures, and articulating ethical procedures and concerns associated with the study. Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the methods section. If needed, the faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved premise/prospective.)
  
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    CAEX 8050 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Postproposal Sections


    (0 cr.) This small-group writing workshop is for doctoral students who have begun the postproposal sections (e.g., results, discussion, conclusion, recommendations) of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study. With the assistance of the faculty, students will spend 6 weeks writing and revising the postproposal sections through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their colleagues. They will get to know the required components of these sections and have an opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as APA, tables and figures, scholarly voice, and writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. In addition to further developed postproposal sections, at the end of the workshop, students will have a tailored plan based on their specific needs to ensure that they can continue to make progress on their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved proposal.)
  
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    CAEX 8055 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Postproposal Sections


    (0 cr.) This small-group writing workshop is for doctoral students who have begun the postproposal sections (e.g., results, discussion, conclusion, recommendations) of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study. With the assistance of the faculty, students will spend 6 weeks writing and revising the postproposal sections through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their colleagues. They will get to know the required components of these sections and have an opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as APA, tables and figures, scholarly voice, and writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. In addition to further developed postproposal sections, at the end of the workshop, students will have a tailored plan based on their specific needs to ensure that they can continue to make progress on their draft. (Prerequisite(s): Approved proposal.)
 

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