College of Professional and Continuing Education

Summer I Graduate Courses - 2014

For CRN's, also: Summer 2014 Schedule

Fundraising and Grant Writing

MPA3020 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10071

Sarah Lange

Explores the challenge faced by every nonprofit to be more entrepreneurial and competitive and to raise funds for its programs and operations. This course examines a wide variety of fundraising approaches; sources for federal, state, and local grants; the process of grant writing and interaction with the grant-giving agency; and local, regional, and on-line resources available to find grant funding.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MPA3080 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10079

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in todays technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organizations existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MPA3110 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10054

Tomas Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Human Resources Management and Development

MPA3290 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10066

Alicja Januszewicz

Provides a practical survey of current trends, regulations and case laws that define and direct the human resource function. Topics include organizational philosophies, recruitment and selection, motivation, compensation and evaluation. Affirmative action and unionism are discussed within both current and historical contexts. The course concludes with an examination of legislation and regulatory statutes affecting human resources management.


Advanced Professional Communication

MPA3300 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10061

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Policy Analysis

MPA3400 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10076

Hilda Ramirez

Examines the political process within which public policies are made and implemented. The course uses both theoretical and applied case materials to look at the roles of various factors in setting the agenda for public discussion; the process of formulating, adopting and implementing policies; the constraining role of governmental structures; and the need for program evaluation.


Special Topics: Mediation Training

MPA3440 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10074

Suzanne Aymes

Devoted to a specific topic unique for each semester and instructor. Summer 2014 Mediation Training Basic Mediation Training, through presentations, conversations and role plays, will provide trainees with the skills to facilitate mediation according to the Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court. Taught by two trained mediators in a co-trainer model. Successful completion of this course will lead to a certificate in Basic Mediation.


Internship

MPA3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10083

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is required of all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSIT3080 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10077

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in todays technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organizations existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Cyber Security Fundamentals

MSIT3110 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10085

Germinal Isern

Begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of data security both physical and logical. It continues with dealing with data security standards, the SSL and S-HTTP protocols, data integrity; data encryption; coding methods; the use of smart cards; assurances of financial transactions, payment methods of E-business and E-Commerce; medical information security, legal aspects of information security.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSIT3210 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10058

David Crandall

Web 2.0 is a ubiquitous buzzword these days. It has broad implications in the internet world and includes Social Networking, WiKi, audio and video podcasting, blogging, and more. If you would you like to learn how to harness the power of the new internet applications and media tools in a highly networked world, this class will provide you a good theoretical and practical understanding. The questions this class will explore fall into two general categories. First, what are the social and business implications of these new technologies? For example, are we using new media in an appropriate way? Are there or will there be losers and winners from a social and business context? Second, we will look at the technologies themselves to understand their level of complexity and how consumers and businesses can use or implement them appropriately. This will be an interactive class where students will share ideas and experiences and will gain exposure to tools that can be used to boost their marketing and communications objectives.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSIT3300 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10062

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MSIT3310 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10056

Tomas Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Project Management for IT

MSIT3700 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10197

Germinal Isern

This course provides you with a practical understanding of successful IT project planning and management in a business or personal setting. Emphasis will be on using project management tools and techniques tailored for small and medium-sized organizations. The course will help you to develop your project management skills and provide you with the tools required to manage all phases of project including initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The use of project management techniques such as developing a project charter, stakeholder identification, developing the scope of the project via a work breakdown structure (WBS), schedule development, team management and tracking projects will be covered. The role of the successful project manager will also be discussed. Attention: Please see your program director for permission.


Advanced Topics in Cyber Security (capstone)

MSIT3799 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10069

Ehsan Sabaghian

This core course will provide students more specialized focus areas of Cyber Security as individuals and/or small teams that will work with established business projects applying the knowledge and experience gained during the year in the Graduate Cyber Security Program at Clark University. This course also covers essential practice security architecture standards organizations must deploy and evolve with today's cyber security challenges. Many industry control frameworks will be reviewed and explored across different industries to assist in applying effective an consistent cyber security controls across enterprise level assets. Topics such as cloud, mobility, identity blending, social media, Cryptography and Identity & Access Management are explored.


Business Intelligence

MSIT3820 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10181

Richard Gillogly

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


Internship

MSIT3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10084

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is required of all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu. Students enrolling in internship for the summer must enroll during summer I. The internship lasts the entire summer and will be evaluated at the close of summer II.


Capstone

MSIT3999 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10213

Staff

Working in teams of 2 to 4, students will perform a consulting engagement for a local business. Working from a request letter from the CIO of a client company, students will engage with the client to develop a proposal for an analysis and design project, including deliverables, expected interactions with client management and staff and expected timeline. After presenting the proposal and gaining client approval, the team will carry out the proposed effort. Each project will culminate in a proposed solution, and sufficient documentation that the client can issue a Request for Proposal to implement the design. Lectures will address the consulting process, requirements gathering and the role of repeatable methodologies and consistent documentation methods.


Master of Science in Professional Communication

Fundraising and Grant Writing

MSPC3020 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10072

Sarah Lange

This course will explore the challenges faced and strategies used by non-profits to obtain the funds they need to achieve their mission. Students will learn about: the current philanthropic environment & landscape, Message Marketing & social media, how to write an effective annual appeal, what stewardship is and why it's important, the role of a non-profit board in fundraising, how to identify potential sources of funding, about evaluation, and how to write a grant. There will be a strong emphasis on writing, as well as opportunities to practice your public speaking skills.


Business Intelligence

MSPC3060 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10065

Richard Gillogly

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSPC3080 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10078

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in todays technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organizations existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MSPC3110 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10055

Tomas Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSPC3210 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10057

David Crandall

Effective communication and management skills in todays technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organizations existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Communication Theory and Research

MSPC3250 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10070

John Chetro-Szivos

Examines origins, nature, and consequences of human communication. Students review the role of theory in comprehension of and responses to verbal, nonverbal, and other types of group communication issues and events, tracing the development of various media. The course introduces the methodology of communication research, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with an emphasis on action research and appreciative inquiry. Topics include the nature of scientific logic; electronic literature searches; research design; questionnaire construction; sampling; measurement techniques; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting results; the use of focus groups; experiments; surveys; and content analysis.


Human Resources Management and Development

MSPC3290 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10067

Alicja Januszewicz

Provides a practical survey of current trends, regulations and case laws that define and direct the human resource function. Topics include organizational philosophies, recruitment and selection, motivation, compensation and evaluation. Affirmative action and unionism are discussed within both current and historical contexts. The course concludes with an examination of legislation and regulatory statutes affecting human resources management.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSPC3300 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10060

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Consultancy Skills Capstone

MSPC3330 T R 0400p-0550p    Section: 1
CRN: 10073

Julie Frechette

In this course students will be develop proficiency in the major techniques and tools consultants employ when doing a communication consultation. Students will complete readings that will introduce the theoretical orientation and participate in numerous demonstrations. Classes will exercises to develop competence in using the techniques.


Special Topics: Mediation Training

MSPC3440 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10075

Suzanne Aymes

Devoted to a specific topic unique for each semester and instructor. Summer 2014 Mediation Training Basic Mediation Training, through presentations, conversations and role plays, will provide trainees with the skills to facilitate mediation according to the Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court. Taught by two trained mediators in a co-trainer model. Successful completion of this course will lead to a certificate in Basic Mediation.


Advertising Theory and Practice

MSPC3750 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10053

Charles Sides

Applies advertising communication theory to campaign design and development. Students, in small entrepreneurial design teams, research and develop a complete advertising campaign with associated advertising genres, including objectives, design decisions, media strategies and campaign evaluation.


Gender Communications

MSPC3860 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10063

Julie Frechette

Examines the symbolic, social, cultural, political, and personal ways in which gender impacts our daily communication activities in American culture. As "men" and "women," "boys" and "girls," we learn an intricate system of communication that shapes the ways we understand and are understood by others. This course takes a practical look at how people speak, write, and interact non-verbally through the use of gender-specific codes and suggests alternatives to "gendered" communication rituals that hinder us.


Internship

MSPC3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10082

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is required of all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu.