2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II 
    
    May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The information following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. A small number of courses are offered for a variable number of credit hours, and the semester credit hours listed represent the maximum number of hours possible for credit. This will be noted in the course description.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“simultaneous enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course, or corequisites, which must be completed simultaneously. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites or corequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department offering the course.

A course may not use the same requirement as both prerequisite and corequisite. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students may not drop or withdraw from a course with corequisite requirements without dropping or withdrawing from both courses. Students may repeat a course with corequisite requirements alone in subsequent attempts if they fail or do not receive degree credit for the course on the first attempt. However, in courses with a subject code of EACH, EDUC, NURS, or SPAN, students must repeat both corequisite courses if they fail or do not receive credit for one or both courses on the first attempt.

Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Independent Study and Special Topics Courses

Neither an independent study nor a special topics course should be a version or instance of a course that already has been approved for inclusion in the catalog.

Independent Study

An independent study course is a unique, student-initiated and student-driven course. An independent study course should be used to enhance a degree. It should be used as a substitution for degree requirements only in rare circumstances; it should not be used to correct poor planning. All other catalog policies apply.

Independent study courses are usually designed to be worth 3 credit hours. Ideally, independent study courses should make up no more than 6 hours (5 percent) of any student’s undergraduate degree. They should make up no more than 20 percent of any student’s graduate degree. Independent study courses should use the even hundred course number appropriate to the level of study (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, etc.)

Student proposals for independent studies may be approved or denied based on faculty interest or availability and departmental priorities. Students in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program will incur a separate fee for an independent study course and should contact the Director of the DMin Program for details.

When proposing an independent study, the student should complete the Independent Study Request form and discuss it – including the outcomes and artifacts of the study – with the proposed faculty member. Artifacts should support the student’s and the faculty member’s intended outcomes for the course through research, written work, creative projects, and/or professional projects. If the course is approved by the faculty member, the faculty member is responsible for creating the syllabus for the independent study. The syllabus must include the learning outcomes and how they will be measured.

The syllabus and Independent Study Request form should be submitted to the chair and dean on a timeline that would allow for the proposal to be approved or denied prior to the beginning of the term or part of term in which the course is being proposed. Study Abroad courses should be approved prior to departure from the United States.

Special topics

A special topics course is faculty/department-initiated and faculty-driven. A special topics course will be included in the course schedule for registration in a given term and could be used as a pilot for addition to the curriculum. A substitution form must be submitted for a special topics course to satisfy degree requirement. All other catalog policies apply.

The special topics syllabus must be submitted to the dean before March 1 for a fall course or October 1 for a spring or summer course, so that it will be available for student registration. Special topics courses should choose the course number appropriate to the level of study from the following: 140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740, etc.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

Organizational Leadership

  
  • LEAD 786 - Quantitative Analysis


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces quantitative research methods. Students will develop hypotheses and research questions, develop measurement instruments, design surveys and experiments, and apply appropriate statistics (i.e., reliability, chi-square, t-Tests for independent groups and repeated samples, analysis of variance, correlation). Students will conduct and present an original research study.
  
  • LEAD 791 - Dissertation Prospectus Seminar I


    Lecture Hours: 1.5
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1.5
    This course guides students in the completion of the Dissertation Prospectus. Prerequisite: Approval of Concept Paper. Course fee.
  
  • LEAD 792 - Dissertation Prospectus Seminar II


    Lecture Hours: 1.5
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1.5
    This course continues to guide students in the completion of the Dissertation Prospectus. Prerequisite: LEAD 791 .
  
  • LEAD 793 - Dissertation Prospectus Seminar I


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course guides students in the completion of the Dissertation Prospectus. Prerequisite: Approval of Concept Paper. Course fee.
  
  • LEAD 794 - Dissertation Prospectus Seminar II


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course continues to guide students in the completion of the Dissertation Prospectus. Prerequisite: LEAD 793 .
  
  • LEAD 799 - Dissertation Research


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 6
    Completion of dissertation research and dissertation defense. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information. Prerequisite: Student has been assigned a dissertation chair.

Management

  
  • MGMT 305 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduces students to the entrepreneurial process. Students will examine entrepreneurship as a calling in their life and career and assess their own aspirations and skills as they relate to entrepreneurship. The course also includes a focus on opportunity recognition and evaluation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  
  • MGMT 320 - Social Entrepreneurship


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Social Entrepreneurship will prepare students to start or join a business that has a social mission at its core. These businesses may utilize for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid structures. Topics covered include personal and organizational mission, balancing mission and profit, choosing the optimal structure, networking, social media, measuring success, and expansion. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  
  • MGMT 330 - Management and Organizational Behavior


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An introduction to the process of managing and working effectively with people. Emphasis is given to clarifying and sharpening management values, knowledge, and skills with special focus on decision making, leadership, ethics, and quality. Prerequisite: 24 earned hours.
  
  • MGMT 331 - Operations Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A study of the production operations function in business, including the creation of both goods and services. Study is centered on design, location, and operation of the production operations management system and its interrelationship with other systems in the organization. Prerequisite: ACCT 210  and MGMT 330 , IS 322 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 332 - Human Resource Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduce the process of managing and working efficiently with people. Emphasis is given to clarifying and sharpening management values, knowledge, and skills with special focus on decision-making, leadership, ethics, and quality. The following functions of human resource management will be included: planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations, safety and health, internal employee relations, and employment law. Prerequisite: MGMT 330  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 335 - Leadership in Organizations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    The study, comparison, and contrast of leadership traits, leaders, and leadership strategies. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 337 - Safety, Health and Security


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Provides an overview of occupational safety and health, including concepts of hazard avoidance federal legislation, building and facilities, health and environmental control, hazardous material, personal protection, and fire protection. In addition, the course addresses safety and health program organization, administration and management including employee assistance programs and wellness programs. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 342 - Total Quality Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An introduction to quality systems and quality management through a survey of the various philosophies, principles, techniques and procedures used by businesses, industries, and other organizations to assure customer satisfaction of products, processes, and/or services. Presents the managerial concepts and quantitative tools necessary for the effective management of quality in a manufacturing or service business. Prerequisite: IS 322  and MGMT 331  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  
  • MGMT 345 - Introduction to Management Science


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An introduction to Quantitative Methods in Management Science. Topics include: business decision modeling, decision strategies and philosophies useful to business problem solving, decision trees, elementary linear programming and other optimization techniques, simulation, queuing, and the importance of ethics in decision making. Uses spreadsheet methods and other decision and risk analysis software. Prerequisite: IS 322 .
  
  • MGMT 373 - Employee Planning, Recruitment and Selection


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Theory and application of methods for the planning, recruiting, and selecting of employees. Emphasis on statutory regulation of selection and placement, assessing recruitment objectives and sources, the selection process (including statistical methods), and career planning and development. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 , with a grade of “C” or better. Course fee.
  
  • MGMT 375 - Employee and Labor Relations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A review of the history of organized labor, critical study of labor management relations; analysis of fundamentals of labor contracts and administration contract parts, and collective bargaining. Employment relationships in unionized settings, its development, structure, and process. Growth of the labor union movement, major provisions of current federal labor law institution that have a major influence on the labor movement, contract negotiation, and administration. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 419 - Global Entrepreneur


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer

    This course examines different aspects of operating an entrepreneurial venture in other countries, including economic, political, and cultural influences. This course is offered exclusively through study abroad programs outside the United States and will include a focus on unique issues associated with the particular country or region being visited. Prerequisite: Junior standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and acceptance into related study abroad program.
  
  • MGMT 430 - Entrepreneurial Venture Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Focuses on the challenges of managing an entrepreneurial enterprise effectively throughout the launch and growth phases of a venture. Students will learn the importance of developing and implementing systems and processes in such areas as operations, human resources and legal issues. Prerequisite: MGMT 305  or MGMT 330  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  
  • MGMT 432 - Launching the Venture


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Provides hands-on experience in the process of launching a business. Topics will be introduced primarily through preparation of a written business plan for an actual venture which the student plans to implement in the future. Students will submit drafts of the plan and make oral presentations throughout the course. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
  • MGMT 434 - Strategic Philanthropy


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: -
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Students will practice philanthropy while considering how they can integrate giving back into their faith and career. Topics covered will include philanthropy’s role in society, fundraising, charitable giving, stewardship of resources, and how a foundation’s board operates. The primary project asks students to evaluate local non-profits as they distribute $50,000. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, or instructor approval.
  
  • MGMT 436 - Current Topics in Organizational Behavior


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An analysis of individual, group, and organizational variables that inhibit or facilitate effective organizational functioning. Topics may include rewards, motivation, leadership, culture, decision-making, and ethics. Prerequisite: MGMT 330  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 439 - Strategic Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Formulation and interpretation of policy, executive responsibilities, and decision-making; administrative practices and business ethics; lectures, case problems, and business simulation game. Performance on a standardized, comprehensive test of business knowledge will constitute a portion of the course grade. Prerequisite: FIN 310 , IS 324  or ACCT 324 , MGMT 330 , MKTG 320  all with a grade of “C” or better. A capstone and writing-intensive course.
  
  • MGMT 447 - Compensation and Benefits Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Introduction to the management of employee compensation and benefits. Focuses on the roles of reward systems, legal and governmental constraints relating to compensation, job analysis and evaluation systems, structure for wages and salary systems, incentive-based compensation, and administration of compensation and benefits within the organization. Prerequisite: BLAW 363 , FIN 310 , MGMT 330 , all with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MGMT 450 - Career Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    The process of planning and managing individual careers is studied as a fundamental process in human resource management. Organizational perspectives are emphasized, but personal applications are also included. Prerequisite: MGMT 330  with a grade of “C” or better. Special fee for testing required.
  
  • MGMT 452 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Overview of the management of information, material, and processes that allow the extended enterprise to function effectively, emphasizing process integration throughout the organization including global sourcing strategy, requirements planning and inventory control, purchasing, receiving, manufacturing, distribution to customers, and internal accounting. Prerequisite: MGMT 331  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  
  • MGMT 459 - Project Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Students apply knowledge in their major area and develop project management skills through oral and written analysis of cases and applied projects. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
  • MGMT 499 - Management Internship


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Field experience applying management knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Prerequisite: MGMT 330  with a grade of “C” or better; 2.75 or higher GPA in business courses; 2.5 or higher GPA overall; approval from director of Internships. Same as ACCT 499 , FIN 499 , IS 499 , ITC 499 , and MKTG 499 .
  
  • MGMT 532 - Human Resource Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Development, organization and functions of human resource management.
  
  • MGMT 629 - Advanced Management Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Emphasis on the latest business process technology, such as e-commerce, multimedia, advanced presentation methods and computer supported cooperative work. Includes proposal development, project management, business graphics, presentation methods, and multimedia authorizing systems.
  
  • MGMT 635 - Organizational Design and Change


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Organizations as dynamic systems, with a dual emphasis on understanding organizations and facilitating constructive change within them.
  
  • MGMT 636 - Organizational Behavior


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Individual, group, and organizational variables that inhibit or facilitate effective organizational functioning. Topics may include rewards, motivation, culture, decision-making, and ethics. Same as BUSA 636 .
  
  • MGMT 651 - Operations Strategies


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on operational decision-making management strategies to improve the processes and productivity in organizations. Discussion of quality and outcomes, efficiency, forecasting, work-flow processes, inventory control, design of goods and services, waiting lines, and critical path are included.
  
  • MGMT 659 - Project Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Students become familiar with the concepts of selecting, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. Features of project management software will be covered and used to develop project plans. The course emphasizes techniques that can be applied to projects of varying size in diverse organizational settings and across a variety of disciplines.

Marketing

  
  • MKTG 320 - Principles of Marketing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Overview of the marketing functions, marketing concept, marketing research, marketing ethics, market segmentation, target marketing, product, price, promotion and distribution strategies. Prerequisite: 24 earned hours.
  
  • MKTG 333 - Sports Administration


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An introduction to the fields of sports marketing, promotion, and management. Topics include conducting marketing research and analyzing the resulting data; design and execution of sales presentations; critical analysis of live events; sports management concepts; and legal considerations. Prerequisite: BUSA 120  and either MGMT 330  or MKTG 320 , each with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 341 - Marketing Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A study of the role of market research in the business organization. Field exercise involving the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data as applied to the solution of marketing problems. Prerequisite: IS 322 ; MKTG 320 , both with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 342 - Consumer Behavior


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    The buyer as a problem solver; buying decision process: factors influencing behavior, principles, theories, and models. Data developed by behavioral science is employed to discern and explain consumer behavior. Emphasis is placed on integrating this data into current marketing practices. Prerequisite: MKTG 320 , MKTG 341 , both with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 343 - Personal Selling


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Explains the psychology of sales while developing effective negotiation and communication strategies that will be beneficial in selling ideas, concepts, and programs throughout one’s career. Handling objections, time management, customer relationship management and networking skills are applied from a client perspective. Prerequisite: 48 earned hours.
  
  • MKTG 344 - Marketing Promotion


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A review of sales and advertising functions, as well as publicity, public relations, and sales promotion. A strategic planning perspective will be assumed. Prerequisite: MKTG 320 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 419 - International Marketing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Emphasizes the issues, problems, and decisions facing managers of international marketing, the complex environment in which international marketing occurs, and ways of integrating and coordinating marketing programs in diverse markets. Prerequisite: MKTG 320  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 432 - Data Mining


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Survey of the emerging technologies used to uncover patterns and associations in large databases for improved decision making in the marketing arena. Prerequisite: Any one of the following with a grade of “C” or better: IS 322 , MATH 377 , PSYC 311 , or SOCI 416 . Same as IS 432 .
  
  • MKTG 495 - Marketing Strategy


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Comprehensive study of marketing strategies and tactics and how they may be implemented. A major project and cases, are used to illustrate the application of marketing concepts in a practical manner. Prerequisite: MKTG 320 , MKTG 341 , both with a grade of “C” or better.
  
  • MKTG 499 - Marketing Internship


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Field experience applying marketing knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Prerequisites: MKTG 320 , with a grade of “C” or better; 2.75 or higher GPA in business courses; 2.5 or higher GPA overall; approval from director of Internships. Same as ACCT 499 , FIN 499 , IS 499 , ITC 499  and MGMT 499 .
  
  • MKTG 620 - Digital Marketing and Social Media


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course presents an overview of the unique attributes that digital marketing brings to traditional marketing. Digital strategies include web analytics, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, content, email, mobile marketing, and conversion rate techniques. Social media tactics will also be emphasized as a subset of digital marketing.
  
  • MKTG 624 - Applied Marketing Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course develops theoretical and practical techniques and skills in how to formulate a business-relevant marketing research question and how to design and execute a research methodology that uncovers valuable marketing insights essential to managerial-level decision-making. This course also explores the impact of technology on marketing research in improving our ability to gather data.
  
  • MKTG 628 - Relationship Marketing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course examines the techniques, value creation approaches, customer loyalty programs, new customer development, as well as customer relationship management methods. Each aspect of relationship marketing will be examined in detail with a specific focus upon cost and marketing investment return evaluation.

Master of Accountancy

  
  • MACC 603 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Accounting theory provides a theoretical background from which students learn to understand and evaluate current accounting practice. A conceptual basis for evaluating accounting alternatives is developed and applied, and the accounting profession itself is examined within the larger context of the social, economic, and political forces that help shape it.
  
  • MACC 604 - Entity Tax Fundamentals


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    A study of the theory and application of the Federal Income Tax to Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships. Particular focus is given to understanding transactions between the entity and its owner(s). Prerequisite: ACCT 304 , Admission to MAcc program
  
  • MACC 605 - Financial Statement Analysis


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This graduate level seminar includes (1) financial ratio and trend analysis; (2) financial industry differences analysis; (3) liquidity/solvency assessment; (4) earnings, cash flow, valuation, and risk forecasting; and (5) analyzing international financial reporting issues.
  
  • MACC 609 - Advanced Auditing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    An advanced study of selected topics in auditing. Topics may include risk assessment, internal control evaluation, substantive testing, audit reports, and other professional services. Course methodology may include case analysis, application projects, and research of auditing literature.
  
  • MACC 610 - Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting and Reporting


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    A study of advanced financial accounting and reporting issues in areas such as (1) revenue recognition; (2) deferred taxes; (3) pensions; (4) other post-retirement benefits; (5) leases; and (6) the statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: Admission to MAcc program or consent of department chair.
  
  • MACC 611 - Accounting for Governmental and Non-Profit Entities


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    The course examines accounting methods for state and local governments, universities, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. A study and analysis is made of the publications of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. An examination is made of the releases of the Financial Accounting Standards Board that pertain to accounting for nonprofit entities.
  
  • MACC 617 - Fraud Examination


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Principle concepts and skills of fraud investigation are discussed and implemented in a case environment. Course coverage includes an overview of the fraud problem; prevention and detection of fraud; elements of fraud investigation; interview techniques; fraud classifications; and laws governing the prosecution of fraud cases. Prerequisite: Auditing I, Admission to the MAcc program.
  
  • MACC 619 - Accounting Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    A study and application of research methods in accounting. Research methods and issues will focus on U.S. Federal Taxation, financial accounting, and auditing topics. Research topics and methods are primarily designed to develop skills in analyzing issues, researching current professional standards or regulations and summarizing the research findings. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program, or consent of the accounting department chair.
  
  • MACC 621 - Advanced Financial Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Combines lecture and case study methods to focus on (1) advanced capital budgeting analysis; (2) real options; (3) advanced capital structure issues; (4) dividend policy and repurchases; (5) initial public offerings and refunding’s; and (6) basic financial options and futures. Prerequisite: Admission to MAcc program or consent of department chair.
  
  • MACC 622 - Ethics and the Accounting Profession


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An examination and critique of accounting and business as social, ethical, moral, and spiritual activities, rather than merely economic events. Alternative systems of ethical reasoning are compared and applied within various decision contexts. The values of integrity, objectivity, and independence are examined as they relate to the accounting profession. Prerequisite: Admission to MAcc program.
  
  • MACC 624 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An in-depth study of the application of information systems knowledge to the accounting environment. Emphasis is upon developing students’ abilities to understand and audit the processing of accounting data within the computer environment and the controls that are necessary to assure accuracy and reliability of the accounting system. Prerequisite: Admission to MAcc program or consent of department chair.

Mathematics

  
  • MATH 109 - Precalculus I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Properties, graphs, and applications of linear functions, quadratic functions, logarithmic functions, exponential functions. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 530; MATH ACT score of 20; MATW 019 ; or math placement into MATH 109. May be taken only by students whose majors require precalculus mathematics or higher (animal science, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics, or engineering majors, pre-occupational therapy, or pre-physical therapy). A student may not receive credit for this course after receiving credit for MATH 124 , MATH 131 , MATH 185  or MATH 186 . Same as MATW 109 .
  
  • MATH 120 - Quantitative Reasoning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Statistics and data analysis, mathematics of finance, probability, and function models. Problem solving and technology intensive. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 530; MATH ACT score of 20; or mathematics placement testing into MATH 120. For non-science, non-business majors. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATW 120 .
  
  • MATH 123 - Elementary Statistics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 530; MATH ACT score of 20; or mathematics placement testing into MATH 123. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATW 123 .
  
  • MATH 124 - Precalculus II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Rational, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions with emphasis on graphical techniques. Further topics may include analytic geometry, polar coordinates, mathematical induction, the binomial theorem, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 109  or MATW 109 , or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test. A student may not receive credit for this course after receiving credit for MATH 185  or MATH 186 .
  
  • MATH 130 - Finite Math for Applications


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Fundamental concepts of mathematics applications for business, economics, and the social and behavioral sciences. Math of finance, sets, introduction to probability, functions and mathematical modeling. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 530; MATH ACT of 20; or mathematics placement testing into MATH 130. For COBA, information technology, and agribusiness majors only. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATW 130 .
  
  • MATH 131 - Calculus for Application


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Introduction to differential and integral calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: MATH 109  or MATW 109 , MATH 130 , or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test. Not for MATH, MASC, or MATT majors. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 131 and MATH 185 .
  
  • MATH 185 - Calculus I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Limits, continuity, differential calculus of elementary functions. Applications to curve sketching, optimization, rates of change, and linear approximations. Introduction to antiderivatives and definite integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 124  or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam. Will satisfy University Requirements. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 131  and MATH 185.
  
  • MATH 186 - Calculus II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Continuation of MATH 185 . Integral calculus, techniques and applications of integration, volumes, areas, arc lengths, and surface areas. Indeterminate forms. Infinite sequences and series and power series representations. Prerequisite: MATH 185 .
  
  • MATH 187 - Calculus Computer Laboratory


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduces students to a computer algebra system and its use in studying calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 131  or MATH 185 .
  
  • MATH 227 - Discrete Mathematics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Elementary set theory, logic, combinatorics, relations, and applications. Prerequisite: CS 120  or MATH 185 .
  
  • MATH 237 - Number and Operations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An advanced perspective and study of concepts related to numbers and their operation; algebraic reasoning with connections to proportionality, expressions, equations and relationships; and mathematical processes to demonstrate mathematical understanding as specified by national and state standards for teaching EC-6 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 120 , MATH 123 , MATW 120 , or higher. For IDSC, MSLA, MSMA, MSSS, and SPEL majors only.
  
  • MATH 238 - Geometry and Measurement


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    An advanced perspective of measurement of geometric structures through the study of concepts and principles; number concepts related and applied to measurement of 1- and 2-dimensional attributes of figures; area and special relationships; and algebraic reasoning as specified by national and state standards for teaching EC-6 mathematics. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” of better in MATH 237 . For IDSC, MSLA, MSMA, MSSS, and SPEL majors only.
  
  • MATH 286 - Calculus III


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Calculus of several variables and elements of vector analysis, including partial derivatives and applications, multiple integrals and applications, gradient, line integrals, surface integrals, divergence and curl of vector functions, and vector integral theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 186 .
  
  • MATH 287 - Projects in Calculus


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Project laboratory consisting of calculus projects most of which will be done using a computer algebra system or other applicable software. Prerequisite: Credit in, or simultaneous enrollment in, MATH 286 .
  
  • MATH 309 - Algebraic Concepts for Teachers I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    An in-depth study of algebraic concepts related to linearity in grades 7-12 mathematics, extending to non-linear relationships taught in high school algebra with an emphasis on mathematical practices and processes as specified by national and state standards for teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 185  and MATH 227 . For CSMT, MATT, MSMA and PHMT majors only. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
  • MATH 311 - Geometric Concepts for Teachers I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Euclidean geometry as an axiomatic system, its properties, geometric relationships, results, uses, and applications. Exploration and application of formal, synthetic, and transformational geometry as specified by national and state standards for teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 185  and MATH 227 . For CSMT, MATT, MSMA, and PHMT majors only. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
  • MATH 325 - Linear Algebra


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Vectors, linear geometry of three dimensional space, vector spaces, linear systems of equations, linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, diagonal matrices, and eigenvalue problems, change of bases in a vector space. Gram-Schmidt process, and unitary matrices. Prerequisite: MATH 186 .
  
  • MATH 334 - Linear Programming


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    Linear programming models, simplex algorithm, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis. Applications to graphical networks, scheduling problems, dynamic programming, and game theory. Prerequisite: MATH 130  or MATH 227 .
  
  • MATH 341 - Numerical Methods


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Survey of elementary numerical methods used in scientific computing applications. Topics include computer representation of integer and real numbers, sequences, series approximations, finite differences, interpolation, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, and roots of a single non-linear equation. Selected algorithms to be solved using the computer. Prerequisite: MATH 186  and CS 120 . Same as CS 341 .
  
  • MATH 351 - Abstract Algebra I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Introduction to the abstract fundamentals of algebra. Topics include number theory, fields, polynomials over a field, and field extensions. Introduction to integral domains, rings, and groups. Prerequisite: MATH 186 , MATH 227 .
  
  • MATH 361 - Ordinary Differential Equations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 4
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Population and predator-prey models; first order equations; systems of first order equations and equilibrium points; oscillations and second order equations; Laplace transforms. Prerequisite: MATH 186 .
  
  • MATH 377 - Statistical Methods I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Measurement concepts and scales, populations versus samples, descriptive statistics, random variables and their properties, sampling processes and distributions, special probability distributions, confidence intervals on means and variances from samples, hypothesis tests, one-way analysis of variance, linear correlation and regression, estimation of proportions, and introduction to contingency tables. Prerequisite: MATH 131  or MATH 185 .
  
  • MATH 381 - Analysis I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    A study of the fundamental concepts of calculus including real numbers, convergence, continuity, differentiation, and the integral. Prerequisite: MATH 227 , MATH 325 .
  
  • MATH 397 - Mathematics Seminar


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Students use mathematical literature, software and technology to improve their problem-solving, writing, and presentation skills. Results are presented in both written and oral form. Prerequisite: MATH 227  and completion of university communication requirement.
  
  • MATH 410 - Algebraic Concepts for Teachers II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Algebraic concepts linked to geometry, algebraic habits of mind as seen in non-linear relationships (exponential and logarithmic), recursive thinking, applications of sequences and series with an emphasis on mathematical practices and processes as specified by national and state standards as specified by national and state standards for teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 309 . For MATT majors only. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
  • MATH 412 - Geometric Concepts for Teachers II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    Major geometric ideas, their historical development, their connections to grades 7-12, in-depth work with secondary topics of Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, conic sections, taxicab geometry, and modeling. Heavy use of dynamic geometry software. Topics are as specified by national and state standards for teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 311 . For MATT majors only. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
  • MATH 418 - Professional Development Experience in Mathematics


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Development of teacher knowledge in the areas of knowledge of specialized mathematical content, mathematical curriculum, teaching mathematics, and student thinking about mathematics through a collaborative professional development experience. Topics will correspond to mathematical practices as specified by national and state standards for teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 309  or MATH 311 , and valid admission status in ACU’s Teacher Education Program. For MATT majors only.
  
  • MATH 432 - Introduction to Operations Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Mathematics applies to decision-making in business and other large scale operations, probability, queuing theory, inventory theory, Markov theory, and decision analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 334  or linear programming experience.
  
  • MATH 442 - Numerical Analysis


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Solution of linear systems of equations by direct and iterative methods, matrix inversion, and evaluation of eigenvalues. Selected algorithms to be solved using the computer. Prerequisite: CS 341 ; MATH 325 . Same as CS 442 .
  
  • MATH 445 - Theory of Interest


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Annuity functions including present value and accumulated nominal and effective interest and discount rates and the force of interest; applications of interest theory. Prerequisite: MATH 186 .
  
  • MATH 453 - Abstract Algebra II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Topics include polynomials, vector spaces and modules, linear groups, field theory, the structure of the real and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 325 , MATH 351 .
  
  • MATH 463 - Partial Differential Equations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Features analytical and computational tools of partial differential equations (PDE’s) that arise as basic models of flows, diffusions, and vibrations. Analytic techniques include separation of variables, eigenfunction expansions, Fourier transform methods, and Greens functions. Prerequisite: MATH 286  and MATH 361 . Same as PHYS 463 .
  
  • MATH 477 - Statistical Methods II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Experimental design and analysis of variance, multiple regression analysis, analysis of covariance, time-series analysis, nonparametric methods, and extended concepts of categorical data analysis, including logistic regression and log-linear models. Includes an introduction to contemporary statistical software. Laboratory graded and credited with course and contains lecture with software instruction. Prerequisite: MATH 377 .
  
  • MATH 478 - Mathematical Statistics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Distributions of random variables and functions of random variables, conditional probability, stochastic independence, some special probability distributions, limiting distributions and estimation. Prerequisite: MATH 286 , MATH 377 .
  
  • MATH 483 - Analysis II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    A theoretical discussion of the topology of the real numbers and of metric spaces with applications. Prerequisite: MATH 325 , MATH 381 .
  
  • MATH 490 - Topics in Mathematics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in topics of current interest. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
  
  • MATH 497 - Mathematics Capstone


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Students explore the historical development of some of the basic concepts of modern mathematics; examine cultural, political, and religious issues; and explore important problems on which mathematicians have focused throughout history. Includes research and presentation of findings in both written and oral form. Prerequisite: MATH 397 . A capstone and writing-intensive course.

Mathematics Workshop

  
  • MATW 019 - Basic Mathematics


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Preparation for MATW 120  or MATW 130 . It will make use of technology-based instruction in a classroom/computer laboratory environment. Students will have instruction on topics of importance to them. The course may also be used to enable students wishing to enroll in MATH 109 , MATH 123  or MATH 237  to prepare to meet the prerequisites for those courses. Does not satisfy the University Requirements mathematics requirement and is non-graduation credit, graded credit/no-credit.
  
  • MATW 109 - Precalculus I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Properties, graphs, and applications of linear functions, quadratic functions, logarithmic functions, exponential functions. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 440-520; MATH ACT score of 17-19; MATW 019; or math placement into MATW 109. May be taken only by students whose majors require precalculus mathematics or higher (animal science, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics, or engineering majors, pre-occupational therapy, or pre-physical therapy). A student may not receive credit for this course after receiving credit for MATH 124 , MATH 131 , MATH 185 , or MATH 186 . Same as MATH 109 .
  
  • MATW 120 - Quantitative Reasoning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Statistics and data analysis, mathematics of finance, probability, and function models. Problem solving and technology intensive. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 440-520; MATH ACT score of 17-19; mathematics placement into MATW 120; or a passing grade in MATW 019 . For non-science, non-business majors. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATH 120 .
  
  • MATW 123 - Elementary Statistics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Includes an embedded workshop. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT score of 440-520; MATH ACT score of 17-19; MATW 019 ; or mathematics placement testing into MATW 123. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATH 123 .
  
  • MATW 130 - Finite Math for Applications


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Fundamental concepts of mathematics applications for business, economics, and the social and behavioral sciences. Math of finance, sets, introduction to probability, functions and mathematical modeling. Includes an embedded workshop. Prerequisite: MATH SAT score of 440-520; MATH ACT score of 17-19; mathematics placement into MATW 130; or a passing grade in MATW 019 . For COBA, information technology, and agribusiness majors only. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATH 130 .
 

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