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Accounting

ACTG-111-10 Elementary Accounting I
Instructor: J. Danos
Course Description: An introduction to the principles of accounting. Topics include: recognition of revenue and expenses for income determination, proper classification of balance sheet items, and income statement and balance sheet preparation. Students learn to prepare adjusting entries, closing entries and worksheet presentations necessary for monthly financial statements. The principle and theories behind the proper accounting treatment of cash, accounts receivable, inventories, prepaid expenses, marketable securities and fixed assets are studied.

ACTG-112-10 Elementary Accounting II
Instructor: J. Danos
Course Description: Continuation of the study of financial accounting with a detailed study of liabilities and ownership interests for partnerships and corporations. Introduction to statements of changes in financial position, consolidated statements, cost accounting, and the effect of taxes on business decisions.
Information: Prerequisite UACT111.

Applied Computer Systems & Technologies

CPST-120-10 Fundamentals of Information Systems
Instructor: S. Adam
Course Description: This survey provides a broad foundation in the concepts of modern information systems, information processing and information technologies. It provides an overview of the key technology components that make up modern information systems and the processes and issues involved in the development of information systems. (Formerly UCIS-110)
CPST-140-10 Working with the Internet
Instructor: Betty Lazarus
Course Description: This course acquaints the students with the Internet, its uses and history, and a wide variety of tools and applications for effectively accessing information. Students will have the opportunity to learn classic text-based Internet applications, as well as graphical and multimedia capabilities of the World Wide Web. Coverage of basic technologies (e.g., hardware, protocols, authoring software) is included. Note: This course does not count toward the requirements for a major or minor in Applied Computing Systems and Technology but can be used to satisfy the SCS Supporting Requirement of a computer application course. (Formerly UINS-227)
   
CPST-240 Webpage Design and Development
Instructor: G. North
Course Description: This course goes beyond mere use of the Internet into the tools and techniques needed to successfully publish digital media. Through lectures, class discussions, and hands-on lab work, you will become acquainted with the hardware, software (on workstations, on servers, and on the Internet), and tool management techniques needed to create and maintain web documents and sites. The course includes coverage of HTML. (Formerly UWEB-229)
  CPST-340-10 Website Development with XML/XHTML
Instructor: R. Nields
Course Description: Prerequisite: CPST-240 or equivalent experience.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to programming using XML. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of HTML and FTP as gained by completing the course Webpage Design course. Students should have a basic understanding of programming concepts and a relational database including relationships of primary and secondary tables via keys and foreign keys. Some sample learning activities are: author XML documents using a given Document Type Definition (DTD); create a DTD; create a CSS and/or XSLT style sheet; create an XML-based information system that brings together the skills learned throughout the course. (Formerly UWEB-302)
   
CPST-341-10 Website Development with Javascript
Instructor: Darryl Hammil
Course Description: This course provides the opportunity to obtain a solid understanding of some of the tools and techniques, beyond basic HTML, used to publish on the Internet via the World Wide Web. Through online 'lectures' and posted materials, electronic discussions, and hands-on 'lab' work you will become acquainted with the computer hardware, software (both used on your machine and the Net), and programming techniques needed to design, create and maintain fully interactive Web documents and sites. This course will primarily focus on JavaScript programming and some additional advanced techniques and concepts.
Information: Prerequisite UINS229 or equivalent experience. Special course fee of $15. Please email professor after registering.
  CPST-342-10 Website Development with CGI/Perl
Instructor: C. Miller
Course Description: This course provides the opportunity to obtain a solid understanding of some of the tools and techniques, beyond basic HTML, used to publish on the Internet via the World Wide Web. Through online 'lectures' and posted materials, electronic discussions, and hands-on 'lab' work you will become acquainted with the computer hardware, software (both used on your machine and the Net), and programming techniques needed to design, create and maintain fully interactive Web documents and sites. This course will primarily on CGI/Perl programming and some additional advanced techniques and concepts.
Information: Special course fee of $15. Please email professor after registering. Prerequisite UINS229.
   
CPST-343-10 Website Development with ASP
Instructor: R. Nields
Course Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of programming for web sites using ASP Active Server Pages, a popular tool for enhancing home pages. The language is part of the Microsoft's internet development tool effort and may be found on millions of websites. Students develop ASP based functions and use SQL statements with Access or SQL Server to interface with a small database application using ASP code. (Formerly UWEB-308)
Information: Prerequisite CPST-240 or equivalent experience.
  CPST-420-10 Object-Oriented Application Development
Instructor: Tony Wang
Course Description: This course provides an examination of the principles, practices, and applications of programming in an object-oriented environment, including modeling language and processes. The primary objective of the course is to study an object oriented approach to software development that systematically uses a set of object-oriented principles, methods, and tools to build high-quality software. This study involves practical work using a development environment that supports the methods and its notation and processes. Object-oriented methods currently in widespread use are compared. (Formerly UCIS-376)
Information: Prerequisite CPST-320 and CPST-322 or equivalent experience.
   

CPST-445-10 Multimedia Website Development
Instructor: Darryl Hammil
Course Description: This course provides understandings and skills with some of the tools and techniques of designing, developing and publishing multimedia components on the Internet via the World Wide Web. Students become acquainted with the computer hardware, software (both used on the desktop and the Net), and programming techniques needed to design, create and maintain fully multimedia Web documents and sites. This course will primarily focus on sound, video, and animation component development and publishing. The course relies primarily on "plug-ins" but will require some programming as well. (Formerly UWEB-305)
Information: Prerequisite CPST-240 or equivalent experience.

  CPST-492-10 Website Security
Instructor: L. Lebleu
Course Description:This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to website security and privacy issues. Students will understand how to identify security/privacy issues, recognize security issues involving Java, the Internet and email. Students will also explore techniques and best practices for limiting risk. (Formerly UWEB-235)
Information: Prerequisite CPST-240 and CPST-390 or equivalent experience.
   

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Business Law

BSLW-340-10 Legal Aspects of Business
Instructor: Jernigan
Course Description: A practical approach to law as it affects the business person and the consumer. The primary focus is on the laws of contracts; the requirements and the rights and obligations they create. The relief granted to debtors through bankruptcy and the resulting detriment to creditors are studied with emphasis on precautionary measures. Finally, the consequences of willful or negligent acts are carefully treated.

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Economics

CSEC-100-10 Economics for Non-Majors
Instructor: Kay McLennan
Course Description: An introduction to the theory of prices and the allocation of resources. Topics include the pricing of goods and services, the determination of wages and returns to capital, market structure, and international trade.
Information: For course syllabi and information please visit http://www.tulane.edu/~kmclenna/.

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English

CSEN-100-10 Composition and Reading Online
Instructor: Caroline Wiebe
Course Description: Fundamentals course for students who would like to prepare for English 101.

CSEN-125-10 Principles and Practices of Composition Online
Instructor: Caroline Wiebe
Course Description: Equivalent to English 101.

   

CSEN-331-10/CSEN 331-11 Business Report Writing
Instructor: CSEN 331-11 S. Bickham, CSEN 331-10 Clara Houston
Course Description: An overview of business writing, with special attention to resumes, letters of application, the long report, documentation for reports, the writing of manuals and business proposals, and executive summaries. Emphasis is given to the form and the content of business writing.

   
   

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Finance

FIAN-221-10 Introduction to Finance
Instructor: Lionel Booth
Course Description: This course introduces the student to three broad areas of finance: Financial Markets, Managerial Finance; and Investments. This course is intended to introduce the student to the relationship between financial markets and those decisions made by corporate financial managers impacting valuation. Emphasis is placed on valuation and how financial management decisions create or destroy value.

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Human Resource Development

HRDV-333-10 Intro to Human Resources
Instructor: Justin Schaffer
Course Description: This class is an introduction to organizational, legal, and psychological frameworks governing modern Human Resources Administration. This course provides an overview of the Human Resources function and the Human Resources department's role in furthering both employee and organizational goals.

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Journalism

JOUR-310-10 Introduction to Journalism
Instructor: P. Heltzel
Course Description: This course introduces students to researching, reporting, and writing news stories for print, broadcast, Internet and other media. Through extensive reporting/writing assignments, guest speakers, and quizzes on current events, the course will cover the nature of news, journalistic style, the preparation of manuscripts for publication, the development of leads, interviewing techniques, selection and organization of facts, and the difference between various media styles.

JOUR-360-10 Editing
Instructor: A. Cutrer

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Management

MGMT-231-10 Principles of Management
Instructor: A. Snell
Course Description: Analysis of the basic management process such as planning, organization, coordination and control. Survey of the various schools of management thought with emphasis on the process, human behavior, and quantitative schools of management.
Information: No prerequisites.

 

MGMT-260-10 E-Commerce
Instructor: Robin Desman
Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of e-commerce. It is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the impact of technology and the "new" or "networked" economy on basic business practices. Students will work through a sequential process for building a business strategy to operate in the "new" economy and then examine the four infrastructures (technology, capital, media and public policy) and their impact on the strategy. At course completion, students will have a solid understanding of the major components of the e-commerce landscape and how they interact with one another. This will enable them to better position their business (organization) to compete successfully in the "new" economy.

   

MGMT-325-10 Business Statistics
Instructor: H. Williams
Course Description: A survey of some of the more important concepts and techniques of statistics. Illustrations are drawn from the business world; in particular, time series analysis and index numbers are introduced. Students are brought in contact with computer implementation of statistical procedures. It is recommended that the student have a background in high school algebra. Meets math proficiency requirement for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies degrees only.

  MGMT-338-10 Business Ethics
Instructor: K. McLennan
Course Description: A theoretical critique and case oriented analysis of the & moral, ethical, and value issues that challenge business, industry, and corporate life with a view toward discovering ethical principles and strategies applicable to the management process.
Information: Prerequisite 231 or approval of instructor. For course syllabi and information please visit http://www.tulane.edu/~kmclenna/.
   

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Marketing

MKET-320-10 Introduction to Marketing Principles
Instructor: K. McLennan
Course Description: A study of our present-day marketing system from a managerial point of view. Subjects covered include products, consumers, promotion, channels of distribution, market research, pricing, marketing, feasibility analysis, marketing law and international marketing. The majority of class time is spent in lecture and discussing solutions to marketing cases by the application of marketing principles. An out-of-class project is required in which student groups observe actual business operations of their choice and analyze particular problems that these businesses are encountering.

MKET-340-10 Principles of Advertising
Instructor: K. McLennan
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of advertising, beginning with the history and evolution of advertising as an element in the economy, a specialized form of communication, a craft, and an area of ethical sensitivity. At the practical level, students will be introduced to media planning and the emergence of new media, market research, agency organization and creativity as well as the legal and ethical concerns that advertising professionals must bear in mind.

 

   

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Media Arts

MDAR-101-10 Introduction to Media Arts
Instructor: J. Houston
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of media communications, from newspapers and film, to television and the Internet, and their numerous influences on society. The course explores the development of various kinds of media and their impact on culture. Students are led through brief, introductory surveys of other related areas, including public relations, marketing, and ethical issues in the media. (formally MDAR 200)

MDAR-215-10 Internet Research
Instructor: J. Orgeron
Course Description: Students learn to go beyond simply search engine strings to exploring online databases, accessing educational archives, and scanning online discussions. Students learn techniques in judging the quality of the information they find, spotting errors and biases, dealing with multiple (and sometimes conflicting) informational sources, and incorporating Internet research into academic and professional work. (formally MDAR 365)

   
MDAR-261-10 Principles of Public Relations
Instructor: D. Weiss
Course Description: This course focuses on the communication between an individual or organization and the public to promote public acceptance and approval. Students explore traditional and emerging components of the public relations process through mass media, as well as the needs of different types of businesses, such as corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government offices. (formally MDAR 301)
   
   

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Religious Studies

CSRL-333-10 World Religion
Instructor: Guy Beck
Course Description: Survey of world religious traditions, their histories and relations to world events and contemporary issues.

CSRL-395-10 Hindu Religion & Traditions
Instructor: Guy Beck
Course Description: Building upon a desire to examine the complex reality of India's principle religion, this course provides a balanced survey and analysis of the Hindu Traditions of India, including the ancient Aryan or Vedic culture, Indus Valley civilization, classical Hinduism, Bhakti devotion, the great epic tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Hindu chant and music, as well as current or modern trends in India. Utilizing primary and secondary source readings, weekly lectures, and visual aids, this course will also enable the student to understand one of the world's greatest and oldest living religions.

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Sociology

CSSO-325-10 Drug Use & Abuse in the U.S.
Instructor: Martin Simpson

 

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