College of Professional and Continuing Education

Summer I Graduate Courses - 2015

For CRN's, also: Summer 2015 I Schedule

Fundraising and Grant Writing

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

S. 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

D. 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.


Advanced Professional Communication

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

C. 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 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10076

J. O'Brien

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.


Audience Development and Event Planning Internship

MPA3790 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10423

S. Smith

This is a special internship course, well suited for students considering careers in arts administration, audience development, and promotion for performing and visual arts, as well as benefit event planning for non-profits. Interns are expected to secure an internship in an agreed-upon site, where they will work for an average of at least 20 hours a week for 14 weeks at one of the many area performing arts and cultural venues. Working with a designated on-site supervisor, interns will take on responsibilities tailored to the needs of the internship site and the intern. Students submit bi-weekly journals to the academic supervisor of this course and receive detailed feedback on each journal. Five one-hour seminars on campus will include discussions that help integrate work experiences with coursework. An interview with the academic supervisor is required prior to registering for this specialty internship course; contact Susan L. Smith, susmith@clarku.edu .


Internship

MPA3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10083

L. Myers

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 strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience.


Management Information Systems and Technology

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

D. 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 New Media Technologies

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

D. 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

C. 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.


IT Strategy Leadership

MSIT3410 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10398

R. Duguay

IT Strategy requires a business-driven enterprise IT governance framework and use of day-to-day best practices. Leaders must ensure that IT investments respond to the most important business issues and opportunities. The scope of project efforts needs to cover business and IT people (internal and external), business process improvements and IT factors in a balanced solution. The velocity of change in most industries today requires companies to periodically defer continuous improvement efforts in favor of those that genuinely transform the firm dramatically and rapidly to another state. Such changes are almost always highly leveraged by technology. It takes strong leadership and discipline to make it happen? leadership from the executive team and board, from the CIO and senior IT staff, from key functional managers across the company who get it and insist on it. The course goal is that you gain understanding of the factors involved and you start to define what all this means to you and your career.


Advanced Topics: Cyber Security (Capstone)

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

E. 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.


Internship

MSIT3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10417

L. Myers

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 strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience.


Master of Science in Professional Communication

Fundraising and Grantwriting

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

S. 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

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

D. 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 New Media Technologies

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

D. 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

J. 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.


Advanced Professional Communication

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

C. 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

J. 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.


Advertising Theory and Practice

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

C. 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

J. 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

L. Myers

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 strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience.


Audience Development and Event Planning Internship

MSPC3960 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10422

S. Smith

This is a special internship course, well suited for students considering careers in arts administration, audience development, and promotion for performing and visual arts, as well as benefit event planning for non-profits. Interns are expected to secure an internship in an agreed-upon site, where they will work for an average of at least 20 hours a week for 14 weeks at one of the many area performing arts and cultural venues. Working with a designated on-site supervisor, interns will take on responsibilities tailored to the needs of the internship site and the intern. Students submit bi-weekly journals to the academic supervisor of this course and receive detailed feedback on each journal. Five one-hour seminars on campus will include discussions that help integrate work experiences with coursework. An interview with the academic supervisor is required prior to registering for this specialty internship course; contact Susan L. Smith, susmith@clarku.edu .