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Minors at Ashford University

Whether you want to complete an online Bachelor's degree program for Early Childhood Education or pursue an online Health Care Administration Bachelor's degree, you can add value to your education. Pursue a minor, worth 18 credits (six courses), to expand your career options, prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore an area other than your major.

Available Minors:

Accounting

Earn a minor that adds up to success. Build a solid foundation of accounting concepts, skills and practical applications with a minor in Accounting. You will better understand the business environment through study of business administration, economics, and quantitative methods.

  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I Introduction to the principles and procedures of general financial accounting with an emphasis on reporting to individuals outside the organization. Development of accounting reports on an accrual basis.
  • ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II Primarily covers the principles of managerial accounting. Emphasis on reporting to individuals inside the organization. Major concepts include job order costing, process costing, budgets and standards, and statement analysis.
  • ACC 305 Intermediate Accounting I Covers the corporate balance sheet and its related problems. Balance sheet items examined in detail explaining the theory behind various methods of application to accounts: cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, plant and intangible assets, and long-term investments.
  • ACC 306 Intermediate Accounting II A continuation of ACC 305. Covers the rest of the balance sheet: current liabilities, long-term liabilities, leases, pensions, and contributed capital retained earnings. Other topics include non-operating income, earnings per share, statement of changes in financial position, and impact of changing prices.
  • ACC 310 Cost Accounting I Covers traditional "cost" concepts: factory overhead, cost accumulation, job order cost system, process cost system, joint product and byproduct costing, standard costs and variances.
  • ACC 401 Federal Income Taxes I A study of federal income tax laws and their application to individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree program.

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Business Administration

Customize your own degree! Receive a broad-based understanding of the field of business and competition in the free-market economy. Complete the minor for Business Administration, and accelerate your career.

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations This course presents an introduction to management theory and practice, including the inter-relatedness that the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions play in the multicultural, technology-driven and global organizations of the 21st century. The emphasis is on the application of management theory to real-life situations in the workplace.
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I Introduction to the principles and procedures of general financial accounting with an emphasis on reporting to individuals outside the organization. Development of accounting reports on an accrual basis.
  • BUS 303 Human Resources Management An introduction to the field of human resources management. Topics to be discussed include communication, motivation, and management of personnel. The course will include a review of current standards and practices as well as the legal environment as it pertains to the human resource field.
  • BUS 311 Business Law I This course involves the study of contemporary issues of business law. The class will focus on how these legal issues influence traditional business operations, e-commerce and information technology. The course will address such topics as: business ethics, online commerce, contracts, business organizations, employment law and international law.
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing The methods used by producers of goods and services to determine and satisfy the wants of society. An examination of external and internal environments that impact marketing decisions, the basic elements of a marketing program, and issues in ethics and social responsibility.
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to national income determination and the equilibrium level of output and employment. Monetary and fiscal policies as well as open economy issues are discussed. Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics degree programs.

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Business Economics

Plan for a successful future when you add the Business Economics minor to your Bachelor's degree program. By earning your minor in Business Economics, you will build both technical and business skills.

  • BUS 308 Statistics for Managers* This course examines the application of statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis in business decision-making. Additionally, the course focuses on the utilization of statistical methods as applied to business problems and operations.
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to national income determination and the equilibrium level of output and employment. Monetary and fiscal policies as well as open economy issues are discussed.
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to national income determination and the equilibrium level of output and employment. Monetary and fiscal policies as well as open economy issues are discussed.
  • ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets A study of money and capital markets concentrating on interest rate determination, the major public and private financial institutions in the US economy, and the major types of financial instruments including bonds, equities, and derivative instruments.
  • ECO 320 International Economics This course will focus on the environment of firms with particular emphasis on economic variables such as GNP, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and international trade.
  • ECO 406 Business Cycles & Growth Topics include analysis of economic fluctuations and their impact on corporations and consumers; different explanations for business cycles; monetary and fiscal policy for stabilizing economic fluctuations; effects of public debt, investment, employment and trade policy on economic growth.

* Math competency must be met before taking this course.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics degree program.

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Child Development

Cultivate your understanding of children and families by adding a minor in Child Development to your Bachelor's degree. If you are pursuing your Bachelor's degree in a related field like education, psychology, health, or social work, then you will benefit from understanding the issues that affect children's growth. You will explore multiple stages of child development, as well as how to work with children.

  • PSY 104 Child & Adolescent Development This course provides a basic introduction to the nature of human growth and development as it occurs from conception through adolescence. Students are provided the opportunity to explore the "what," "how," and "when" of physical motor, cognitive, emotional, moral, aesthetic, and language development. Exploration is emphasized through activities that allow students to understand and appreciate both typical and atypical development within the context of the family and society and to recognize the impact of individual, cultural, and linguistic differences on development.
  • SOC 312 Child, Family, & Society This course provides an overview of the child (infant through elementary) and the reciprocal relationships children develop with their family, their school, and the world in which they live. Theories pertaining to the roles and relationships within and between families, schools, and communities are introduced with an emphasis on enabling students to identify family needs and concerns and to use a variety of collaborative communication and problem-solving skills to assist families in finding the best available community resources to meet these needs. Students themselves explore various community resources that further the development of the child's potential.
  • ECE 315 Language Development in Young Children This course provides an introduction to the developmental stages of language acquisition in young children from birth to the age of 6. The focus of the course is on the facilitation of language acquisition in young children.
  • ECE 353 Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children Students examine the theoretical frameworks related to cognitive development in children providing them with a foundational understanding of the theories of brain development. Using that foundation, students evaluate the relationship between cognitive development and the developmental domains in children and the influences on brain development. Additionally, students analyze how environment and genetics impact brain development and cognitive functioning and evaluate the educational and societal implications for children in the context of cognitive development and functioning. Throughout the course, students also synthesize their learning from the course to develop strategies and techniques in their work with children in a variety of educational settings to promote optimal cognitive development.
  • ECE 354 Assessment & Intervention During Early Childhood Throughout this course, students analyze the purpose of assessment in supporting children across all developmental domains. Using this foundation, students examine the practical application of assessment tools and utilize assessment strategies to enhance the growth and development of children. Finally, students synthesize their learning by developing an assessment portfolio that contains intervention strategies for meeting the developmental needs of children.
  • ECE 355 Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamics This course explores developmental theory and the relationship to the socialization and education of young children in child rearing, caring, and education. Special emphasis will be placed upon exploring how the child is viewed in the context of his or her family and the community at large.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Child Development degree program.

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Communication Studies

Enhance your communications skills – verbal, virtual, and written – while learning how to win over difficult people through persuasive arguments and conflict resolution. The Communication Studies minor helps you develop your skills on an academic (rather than casual) level and is designed to strengthen your skills so that you may succeed in multiple fields.

  • COM 101 Introduction to Communication This course serves as an introduction to the study of human communication. Students will examine classic and modern views of communication as well as theories and research relating to various sub-disciplines of communication such as interpersonal, group, organizational, mass and public communication. They will discuss and evaluate these theories and research findings and assess the impact of technology on the communication process. Relationship stages, theories, and contemporary views of “family” are examined, as well as the impact of family, culture, and gender on communication patterns. Types of groups and organizations are identified, as well as concepts of power and interaction in group, organizational, and public settings. Mass communication and its impact on individuals and society will be explored. In this class, students will also have an opportunity to examine the practical implications of these concepts in building their own communication skills as well as future career path.
  • COM 223 Persuasion & Argumentation Students learn to analyze and evaluate persuasive messages and determine which contribute to effective and non-effective persuasion. Students formulate persuasive arguments and learn to deliver those arguments effectively, in a variety of forms. This course examines the purpose and function of research in supporting elements of persuasion and the need to understand receiver variables.
  • COM 325 Communication & Conflict The course provides students with conflict resolution techniques through communication. Students will analyze the purpose of conflict, learn to work with difficult people, and understand communication as a significant factor in the development, management, and resolution of conflict at the interpersonal, small group, organization, and societal levels.
  • COM 345 Media Writing for Communication This course is an introduction to the process of writing for varied media. Emphasis is on gathering information, writing styles, editing, and organization of written communication.
  • COM 370 Intercultural Communication This course integrates the use of advanced communication techniques into a variety of contexts shaped by socially and culturally constructed distinctions between and among individuals and groups. Topics include intercultural, multicultural, international, and inter-gender communications.
  • COM 425 Communication in Organizations This course investigates the role of communication in creating an effective and ethical organizational environment. Students will be assisted in developing and strengthening such communication skills as self- awareness, intrapersonal efficacy, interpersonal competence, and leadership and team skills.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree program.

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Cultural Anthropology

Examine how people organize themselves and create meaning with your minor in Cultural Anthropology. Study religious belief systems, family structures, and the nature of war. For this minor, the following three courses are required. The remaining three courses may be chosen from the second list of elective courses.

  • ANT 234 Family, Kin, & Groups The course explores kinship systems, ethnicity, neighborhood and other social arrangements in various cultural settings through the reading of selected ethnographic materials. Students will study the kinship on a cross-cultural and worldwide basis, beginning with immediate social ties in familial contexts to broad connotations in ethnic, national, and universal domains.
  • ANT 307 Anthropology of War An examination of the nature of war, as it occurs in societies from the pre-industrial to the postmodern. The course surveys anthropological explanations regarding the phenomenon of war. Emphasis is on understanding the complexity, variability, and cultural embeddedness of war as it occurs around the world.
  • ANT 351 Anthropology of Religion, Magic, & Ritual This course examines the nature of religious belief systems, myth and ritual, witchcraft, and magic and sorcery in various societies of the world. These behavioral and symbolic forms exist or have existed in virtually all human societies and cultures. In this course, students will study many different belief systems, define these entities; and develop an understanding of how they work in societies. The differences among traditions in nation states on cultures and political systems will be explored. 
    In addition to the 3 courses listed above, choose three of the six course options noted below:
  • ANT 340 Anthropological Theory This course explores anthropological theory in a historical perspective focusing on the rise of a distinct anthropological perspective on the comparative study of human societies and cultures. The course will detail various theoretical models developed in the 19th and 20th centuries to explain the similarities and differences in cultural systems.
  • ANT 343 Language, Culture, and Communication This course is an introduction to the study of the relationship of language and culture, including examination of the characteristics and structural principles of natural language. After exploring the basic characteristics of sound, word formation, and sentence structure, these principles are applied to such topics as: language variation, language change, psycholinguistics, and pragmatics.
  • ANT 347 Urban Anthropology This course is an introduction to urban anthropology, with an emphasis on rural-urban migrations, adjustment and assimilation of urban migrants, urban kinship and family structure, poverty culture, rural-urban typologies, and the application of anthropological methods to the study of urban societies.
  • ANT 353 Anthropology of Gender This course examines cross-cultural analysis of gender roles, while focusing on non-Western societies, using data from other societies to better understand the gender system of our own culture. Issues include status of women and men, the meaning of "femaleness" and "maleness" historically and in contemporary society. Gender roles, transnational migrations, social movements, international relations and religion are explored.
  • ANT 348 Native American Anthropology This course examines the nature and distribution of North American Indian cultures from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Through the use of archaeological, anthropological, and contemporary community studies, this course will explore the diversity of traditional North American Indian and Inuit cultures and the adaptation of indigenous peoples to America.
  • ANT 464 Applied Anthropology This course introduces the use of anthropology and its application to problem solving in the areas of cultural dynamics, public policy, and contemporary social problems such as health, housing, nutrition, and education. Students will learn how anthropologists conduct research to address issues and solve problems facing living communities across the globe.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology degree program.

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Educational Psychology

How do we learn? Investigate the science behind the way people acquire and retain knowledge with a minor in Educational Psychology. The curriculum covers topics such as learning theory, perception, physiological psychology, the neuroscience of brain development, and cognition at various stages of life.

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology This course is a survey of selected topics in psychology, including research methods, physiological psychology, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, gender roles, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social psychology.
  • PSY 331 Psychology of Learning Learning is the relatively permanent change in behavior and mental processes resulting from experience. This course consists of the application of learning theory and research in a wide range of settings where learning takes place.
  • PSY 323 Perception, Learning, & Cognition Students will study research and theory about mental processes that go between experience and the human mind. Students will gather and interpret data for several simple experiments that demonstrate classic research findings in perception, learning, and cognition. Perception entails the mental processes involved in the organization and interpretation of sensory experience. Learning entails relatively permanent changes in behavior that result from experience. Cognition explains how the mind processes information, how we encode, store, and retrieve memories, and how we use information to form beliefs, make decisions, and solve problems.
  • EDU 338 Human Development & Learning Brain development as related to human development and the capacity for learning will be explored throughout this course. The neuroscience of brain development and how this information translates into education, as well as the implications of this information for maximizing learning, memory, behavior and overall functioning, are topics that will be addressed.
  • PSY 352 Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Psychology takes a scientific approach to understanding the fundamental mental processes involved in everyday cognition. This course covers the topics of perception, attention, memory, and language by examining both classic and contemporary cognitive psychology methods and experimental results. In addition to the 5 courses listed above, choose one of the two course options noted below:
  • ECE 353 Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children Students examine the theoretical frameworks related to cognitive development in children providing them with a foundational understanding of the theories of brain development. Using that foundation, students evaluate the relationship between cognitive development and the developmental domains in children and the influences on brain development. Additionally, students analyze how environment and genetics impact brain development and cognitive functioning and evaluate the educational and societal implications for children in the context of cognitive development and functioning. Throughout the course, students also synthesize their learning from the course to develop strategies and techniques in their work with children in a variety of educational settings to promote optimal cognitive development.
  • PSY 317 Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly This course explores cognitive functioning in later life including biological, socioeconomic, environmental, cognitive adaptation, and life history factors influencing cognitive function as an individual progresses along a developmental continuum. The major psychological constructs of self-concept, socialization, and thinking processes are presented. Etiology, interventions, education, and support systems are discussed.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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Entrepreneurship

Prepare to launch and manage entrepreneurial enterprises. You will increase your business and your technical skills when you add the Entrepreneurship minor to your Bachelor's degree.

  • BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship This course introduces students to the opportunities and challenges associated with the creation and management of entrepreneurial organizations. The course focuses on the issues associated with starting and managing a new venture including recognizing opportunity, basic business planning, essential human resource management, introductory marketing, legal issues, location selection, funding, buying a business as well as discussing various exit strategies.
  • BUS 365 Creativity & Innovation This course focuses on creativity and innovation as a process in organizations. The course also examines how individuals can be innovative in organizations and the challenge of building innovative organizations.
  • BUS 368 Venture Capital & Banking This course examines financing the start-up of a new venture, from bootstrapping with personal resources or bank debt to equity investment by angel investors or venture capitalists. The course also covers the four main aspects of venture capital: valuation, deal structuring, governance, and harvesting.
  • BUS 433 New Business Strategy This course is intended to provide prospective entrepreneurs with information and tools for evaluating opportunities for starting a new firm, how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities it will take to enter and provide a platform for future growth.
  • BUS 435 Small Business Ventures This course explores the strategic planning, operating, financing, legal, career and other business issues found in launching a small business or operating family-owned and managed companies or privately-held firms. Other course topics include the challenge of identifying viable business opportunities, gaining the appropriate business skills and tools to be successful, and defining the capital requirements to operate the business.
  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations This course presents an introduction to management theory and practice, including the inter-relatedness that the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions play in the multicultural, technology-driven, and global organizations of the 21st century. The emphasis is on the application of management theory to real-life situations in the workplace.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship degree program.

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Environmental Studies

A minor in environmental studies offers students an opportunity to develop knowledge of environmental topics in order to enhance their career opportunities and prepare them for further study. For this minor, the following three courses are required. The remaining three courses may be chosen from the second list of elective courses.

  • ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies This course introduces students to the scientific information and key concepts that underlie the functioning of earth’s systems with emphasis on how these systems are shaped by human activities.Students examine the social, economic, political, ethical, and technical dimensions related to environmental issues and solutions. Topics include population growth, natural environmental cycles, industrialized food systems, air and water pollution, and urbanization.
  • ENV 322 Energy & Environmental Systems This course is designed to provide knowledge relative to the relationship between energy consumption, energy generation, their related externalities, and conservation in the context of diminishing reserves of fossil fuels and increasing availability of renewable resources. Students will defend a position related to a particular energy source and its effect on the environment.
  • ENV 325 Environmental Management This course examines the issues in the urban environment and the interactions between theory and policy relating to urbanization, industrialization and the impact of population growth on the environment. Choose three of the following courses:

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  • ENV 326 Ecology & Evolution This course examines the ecological and evolutionary processes across several levels of organization, including individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Students analyze the interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment, with an emphasis on natural selection.  The course demonstrates the methods used by ecologists to answer questions about ecological systems including experimental, statistical, theoretical modeling, and visual representations of data .
  • ENV 350 Conservation Biology Conservation biology examines the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, conservation approaches and strategies, and the ecological and evolutionary theory used in these approaches. Students evaluate practices that conserve biological diversity at the gene, population, ecosystem, landscape and global scales. The course incorporates topics in culture, ethics, economics and politics to monitor and protect global biodiversity .
  • ENV 333 Environmental Impact Following the guidelines set by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its subsequent modifications, students will learn the fundamental methods of analysis required for conducting a robust Environment Impact Statement (EIS). Students will learn the fundamental elements of an EIS through the examination of contemporary cases.
  • ENV 345 Business & the Environment An environmental economics approach is used to illustrate the impact of the firm on the environment and environmental policy on the firm. Cost-benefits analysis is developed in student-driven research projects.
  • POL 310 Environmental Policies Examines political, social, and economic policies and their impact on the global environment. Also explores ways in which policy decisions can serve to protect the environment.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree program.

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Finance

Add to your Bachelor's degree with a minor in Finance. You will bridge the fields of finance and business to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches of financial management.

  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I Introduction to the principles and procedures of general financial accounting with an emphasis on reporting to individuals outside the organization. Development of accounting reports on an accrual basis.
  • BUS 215 Personal Financial Management This course provides an introduction to the field of personal financial management and planning, focusing on the tools individuals and families employ to manage their financial affairs.
  • ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets A study of money and capital markets concentrating on interest rate determination, the major public and private financial institutions in the US economy, and the major types of financial instruments including bonds, equities, and derivative instruments.
  • BUS 401 Principles of Finance Basic corporate finance is presented with the emphasis on risk and return, bond and equity markets, valuation of bonds and equities, present value analysis, internal rate of return analysis, and project analysis using the weighted average cost of capital.
  • BUS 405 Principles of Investments The study and analysis of securities and other forms of investments. Emphasis is on investment principles from the manager's point of view.
  • BUS 430 Finance Seminar Using readings and case studies, students gain understanding the types of analysis performed and decisions made by the financial managers of corporations, focusing on valuation concepts and managing for value. Students also explore specific financing and investing decisions made by the firm's management to mitigate corporate risk using insurance and financial derivatives; valuation of real options; real estate investment decision; issues and methods of corporate financial management in an international environment.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree program.

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Global Studies

Take a cosmopolitan approach. Add a minor in Global Studies to your degree. This minor prepares you to think holistically about globalization’s effects on human beings around the world.

  • LIB 318 Peacemaking: A Study of Conflict Resolution
  • ENG 317 International Voices An introduction to recent international writing in its cultural context. Students read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews, and are introduced to music, art, film, and cuisine of cultures beyond US borders.
  • POL 255 Introduction to International Relations This course in International Relations is an introductory study of the interactions and interconnectivity of the countries of the world. The course emphasizes the need to think critically about international politics and foreign policy. Consequently, this course focuses topically on how and why wars begin, balances of power between states, international institutions, collective security, international communications, human rights, globalization, regime types, international trade, environmental change, imperialism, injustice, inequality, and other issues relevant to the changing world.
  • POL 353 Comparative Politics This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of comparative politics through an analysis of selected political systems and governments from various regions and societies across the world. Topical analysis in the course includes an emphasis on key political institutions, political culture, ideology, globalization, conflict and stability, various state and non-state actors, and on issues associated with economic development and underdevelopment.
  • ENV 322 Energy & Environmental Systems This course is designed to provide knowledge relative to the relationship between energy consumption,energy generation, their related externalities, and conservation in the context of diminishing reserves of fossil fuels and increasing availability of renewable resources. Students will defend a position related to a particular energy source and its effect on the environment.
  • LIB 320 Global Socioeconomic Perspectives This course is an examination of major socioeconomic developments in different countries including Japan, Germany, Sweden, the United States, and the developing nations. Topics include population, natural resources, energy, sustainable growth, and policies such as privatization and free trade agreements. Social and economic justice in the global economy is considered.

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Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness minor will complement other health-related program coursework by allowing you to get an in-depth understanding of common nutritional and physical activity challenges of clients, the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, body functions and chronic disease, as well as the special needs of clients in regards to exercise and nutrition.

  • HWE 200 Introduction to Health & Wellness This course provides students with a holistic overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness across the lifespan. The seven dimensions of health: Physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, spiritual, and environmental are explored within the context of a wellness lifestyle.
  • HCS 308 Introduction to Nutrition Concepts This introductory course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition including the basic functions, needs, and sources of micro and macronutrients. Students apply nutrition principles to personal needs, as well as needs of individuals across the lifespan. Nutrition controversies are explored in addition to learning about the anatomical and physiological impacts of inadequate/improper nutrition practices and the risk for disease. Note: This course is designed for students with no previous and/or a limited science background.
  • HCS 334 Personal Fitness & Wellness for Optimal Living Students will compare their own physical activity habits to national guidelines and explore the benefits of physical activity as well as the consequences of physical inactivity. Written assignments, case studies, and discussion forums provide students with an opportunity to design exercise and wellness plans for themselves and potential clients.
  • HWE 330 Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology In this course, students study the structure and function of muscular and skeletal systems within the human body using a regional approach. Students are given the opportunity to learn about anatomical variation, the functional importance of this variation, and common pathologies of the upper and lower extremities and trunk. This course expands upon the anatomical concepts provided in the prerequisite, The Human Body, Health, and Disease.
  • HWE 340 Exercise & Physiology This course introduces students to physiological responses to exercise in the human body. Students compare the major physiological systems (energy transfer, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, etc.) at rest, explain the systemic adaptations that occur with acute and long-term exercise, and evaluate how these activities affect health and human performance. Students also analyze how nutrition and pharmacological aids impact athletic performance.
  • HWE 420 Wellness for Special Populations This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of nutritional concepts and designing exercise programs for special populations. Students will learn how to apply knowledge to develop and modify exercise plans for individuals with special conditions. Special populations that will be covered in this course will include but not limited to: the elderly, pregnant women, individuals at risk for disease (i.e. elderly, obese), and individuals living with health conditions (i.e. cardiovascular disease, arthritis, pulmonary disease, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc.). Risks, contraindications, and benefits of exercise for these special populations also will be covered.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness degree program.

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Health Care Administration

Prepare to be in high demand! Take care of your career with a minor in Health Care Administration and explore many facets of the rapidly expanding health care industry.

  • HCA 205 Introduction to Health Care This is an introductory course that explores the historical evolution of health care in the United States, its financing sources, technology, delivery of care and the stakeholders who comprise the health care system. The structure of the health care system, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will be discussed along with the various components that influence health care such as legal, ethical, regulatory, and fiscal forces. Students will also explore other health care systems and examine the potential future of health care in the United States.
  • HCA 340 Managing in Health and Human Services An upper-level management course providing basic management theory for the beginning manager. Management challenges, human service environments, management theories, organizational design, program planning and implementing supervisory relations, managing finances program evaluation, leadership theories and teams in organizations are explored.
  • HCA 322 Health Care Ethics & Medical Law Ethics and Medical Law is a course presenting the ethical and legal implications of health care administration. The unique legal aspects encountered in the provision of health services are analyzed. Concepts of access, affordability, health care interventions and human rights are interfaced with legal and ethical issues challenging the provision of health care services. Concepts of risk management, continuous quality assurance, guardianship, Institutional Review Boards, and needs of special and diverse populations provide discussion points in the course. The overlapping domains of ethics and medical law are examined. Case studies and discussion of ethical and legal precedent setting decisions are used to link theory with reality.
  • HCA 415 Community & Public Health Community and public health is an introductory course exploring community and public health services in the well-being of a population. Regulatory mandates promoting public and community health are explored. The interface among community and public health services and the overall health care industry is explored. Legal and ethical imperatives emergent in public health services are discussed. Financing options are explored recognizing the role of categorical fiscal resources. Health care promotion and prevention strategies are explored in concert with the role of health care institutions and the public sector. Health information data is utilized in the planning of a community and/or public health project.
  • HCA 421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation Health Care Planning and Evaluation utilizes health care research data, research protocols, and information systems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health care programs meeting the health care needs of a diverse population. Historical perspectives are discussed in tandem with current health programs and future challenges. The impact of public entities in controlling the demand aspects of health services is discussed in light of regulatory legislation. Planning strategies to meet the needs of a diverse population are explored from both the public and private sector. Discussion of the efficacy and efficiencies of past and current programs provide opportunities for analysis of past and on-going service demand and client outcomes. Development of a health care model applying the concepts of reimbursement, supply and demand, contractual adjustments and patient mix in to the planning and evaluation process.
  • HCA 430 Special Populations Special Populations is a topics course exploring health care services for special populations. The populations include: mental health, substance addiction, rehabilitation, geriatrics and selected specialty services. The course is problem focused emphasizing access, cost-quality issues and financing considerations. Health information data is utilized as resources for the analysis of demand, quality and cost-efficiency. Historical perspectives are presented as shaping factors influencing the present models of health services for special populations. Government mandates, categorical services, legal, ethical, and reimbursement issues are presented as driving forces in the provision of special population health services. Multidisciplinary models of special population health service models are discussed. Learners will develop a model program for a self-selected special population.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration or the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Studies degree programs.

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Health Education

Help create healthier communities. The minor in Health Education can give students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to create and implement public health programs that can improve quality of life for everyone.

  • HPR 231 Introduction to Health Education This course is a foundational course designed to provide an introduction to health education and the health education profession. Health educators are often responsible for developing and implementing health education programs that aim to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. The roles, responsibilities, skills, settings, and professional networks of health educators will be reviewed in this course.
  • HPR 232 Community Health Promotion This course provides an overview of the professional scope of entry-level health educator responsibilities. Students gain knowledge of organizational concepts, processes, skills, attitudes, and personal characteristics comprising the field of health education. The course content explores the theoretical and practical issues of the field of community health that enable students to identify and apply health education principles to health challenges facing individuals, groups, and communities.
  • HPR 303 Health Communication Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, this course provides an introduction to the field of health communications, and explores how communications are utilized to influence and motivate individuals, institutional, government, and public audiences about important health issues and interventions. Students examine processes for creating clear, accurate, and appropriate health communications for a variety of target audiences. Case studies of health campaigns are integrated into the course.
  • HPR 350 Introduction to Epidemiology This course will introduce students to the field of epidemiology, its purpose and benefits within the public health and health-related fields. It will provide the students the opportunity to review current and relevant health surveillance data and its application in the various health care fields. Furthermore, it will afford the students the opportunity to learn about the role of epidemiologists in today’s health care system.
  • HCA 340 Managing in Health and Human Services An upper-level management course providing basic management theory for the beginning manager. Management challenges, human service environments, management theories, organizational design, program planning and implementing supervisory relations, managing finances program evaluation, leadership theories and teams in organizations are explored.
  • HCS 412 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation This course provides an overview of the practical and theoretical elements of health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings. Students explore models and theories used in planning health and wellness promotion campaigns/interventions and how findings of program evaluation can be utilized and applied.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Health Education degree program.

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Health Psychology

The minor in Health Psychology has been designed to prepare students in their knowledge development in the areas of promoting health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease and illness.

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology This course is a survey of selected topics in psychology, including research methods, physiological psychology, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, gender roles, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social psychology.
  • GRO 202 Psychology of Aging This course covers normal aging from a cognitive perspective as well as various forms of dementia, including signs and symptoms, risk factors, and neuropathology. Students learn about cognitive changes that occur with normal aging as well as risk factors for transient cognitive impairments. Alzheimer’s disease is discussed in detail as well as non-Alzheimer’s forms of dementia, including frontotemporal dementia syndromes, Parkinson’s disease dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and Creutzfeld Jakob disease. The course also includes a section on evidence-based factors related to successful aging and the future of aging research.
  • HCS 316 Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness This course explores the complexities and dimensions of health and illness through diverse cultural perspectives. Traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations are presented along with the influences of social, political, and demographic changes impacting issues and perceptions of health and illness in a multi-cultural society.
  • PSY 350 Physiological Psychology Students study the anatomy and physiology of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and endocrine system. Study of the biological systems promotes better understanding of mind-body relationships important to hunger, thirst, sex, sleep, emotion, learning, and memory. Students also examine medical theories, assessment, and treatments of psychological disorders including new imaging technologies and drug therapy.
  • PSY 361 Health Psychology Students explore the mind/body relationship as it pertains to health, stress, and the person’s response to medical treatment. This course includes a review of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the endocrine system, the immune system, and other organ systems. Students explore new strategies of applied psychology for sustaining health, managing stress, and recovering successfully from disease, injury, and medical treatment.
  • PSY 380 Counseling and Behavior Change This course is designed for students entering into human service fields. Students compare and contrast behavior change theories and models, determine client needs, apply motivational strategies and counseling skills, and evaluate moral and ethical issues. Cultural competency and cultural sensitivity concepts are also discussed.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program.

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Protect America with your minor in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This minor prepares you to respond to the potential threats of terrorism and natural disasters. Gain knowledge of the history of homeland security, counterterrorism tactics, emergency planning, the rising threat of cyber crime, and the ethical implications of war and terrorism.

  • HSM 305 Survey of Homeland Security & Emergency Management This course is a broad overview of Homeland Security from its emergence in America’s first century to the 9/11 attacks. Areas of study include the rise of modern terrorism, domestic terrorism, cyberterrorism, Homeland Security organization, strategies, programs and principles, emergency management, the media, and the issues of civil liberties.
  • HSM 311 Ethics & Homeland Security This course provides a foundation of classical ethical theories and explores the ethical implications of war and terrorism in the 21st century. Students will be challenged to analyze the controversial issues of the practice of torture, bombing of civilians, assassination and targeted killing, and humanitarian intervention. Civil Liberties and the Patriot Act will be examined. Case studies will offer students the opportunity to examine their own moral stance on selected issues, and study the traditional ethical rules and practices in war, even when engaging with international terrorist groups.
  • HSM 315 Emergency Planning This course will provide students with the skills to develop a comprehensive plan for risk analysis, threat assessment, staffing an emergency operations center, coordinating with supporting agencies, and the creation of a continuing testing program. Actual case studies are used to teach students how to plan for natural disasters as well as terrorism at the federal, state and local levels.
  • HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis Students in this course study and analyze counterterrorism including the evolution of counterterrorism, and the specifics of the typology and anatomy of terrorist operations. The course includes an overview of the intelligence community, collection, analysis, requirements and dissemination.
  • HSM 435 Psychology of Disaster Utilizing case studies and clinical research, the course will focus on the psychological and physiological response to natural disasters, terrorism, and other manmade disasters. Students will examine psychological reactions, the recovery process and mental health care for victims, disaster recovery teams, and first responders.
  • HSM 438 Introduction to Cyber Crime This course focuses on the technical aspects of digital crime as well as behavioral aspects of computer hackers, virus writers, terrorists and other offenders. Using real life examples and case studies, students will examine the history, development, extent and types of digital crime and digital terrorism as well as current legislation and law enforcement practices designed to prevent, investigate and prosecute these crimes.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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Human Resources Management

Elevate your Bachelor's degree by adding a specialization in Human Resources Management. You will develop the skills and knowledge critical to effectiveness in this essential organizational function.

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations The methods used by producers of goods and services to determine and satisfy the wants of society. An examination of external and internal environments that impact marketing decisions, the basic elements of a marketing program, and issues in ethics and social responsibility.
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management An introduction to the field of human resources management. Topics to be discussed include communication, motivation, and management of personnel. The course will include a review of current standards and practices as well as the legal environment as it pertains to the human resource field.
  • BUS 370 Organizational Development The course overviews how, why, and when to integrate the behavioral sciences with human resource management principles to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. Students will also be introduced to many types of interpersonal, intra-group, inter-group, and organizational interventions that are used to effect comprehensive and lasting changes.
  • BUS 372 Employee & Labor Relations The course provides students with both the common and complex issues related to human behavior in the workplace as it relates to employee relations, and an examination of relationships among unions, workers, management, laws and government regulation.
  • BUS 375 Employee Training This course provides essential managerial-level comprehension of training theory and its practical applications in the business and management environment. Students learn the functions and duties of training: trainer/developer, the identification and assessment of training needs, program design and development, selection of delivery methods and means of instruction, the implementation of training programs, and evaluation.
  • BUS 434 Compensation & Benefits Management This course reviews the fundamentals of wage and salary programs, including conducting salary surveys, defining compensable factors, adjusting pay structures, evaluating pay differentials, and relating pay to performance. Benefit programs and related employee incentive and service programs are also covered.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management or Organizational Management degree programs.

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Humanities

Understand the human condition with your minor in the Humanities. Taking a broad view of the methods people have historically used to define their place in the world, the humanities cover topics such as art, philosophy, theology, mythology, religion, and science.

  • LIB 101 The Art of Being Human An interdisciplinary introduction to the humanities, focusing especially on classic texts of the ancient and medieval period as a way to understand our lives today. The course will explore various ways human beings have expressed their understanding of the human condition through such cultural forms as mythology, religion, philosophy, and the arts.
  • LIB 102 Human Questions An interdisciplinary introduction to the humanities, focusing especially on the period from the Renaissance through the present. The course will explore the various ways human beings have attempted to answer questions about the meaning of our world and existence through philosophy, art, and science.
  • LIB 315 The Environment & the Human Spirit An interdisciplinary examination of humanity’s spiritual relationship with the natural world. The course will explore contemporary environmental issues in the context of theology, philosophy, literature, film, music, visual art, and other representations of the human imagination.
  • LIB 316 Historical Contexts & Literature In Historical Contexts and Literature, students will explore the ways in which literary works represent particular people, places, situations, and ideas through fiction. Further, by using a range of literary, political, and historical texts, the course will examine both the ways in which political and historical contexts shape literary production, and the ways in which fictional texts affect political, social, and moral discourse.
  • LIB 318 Peacemaking: A Study of Conflict Resolution An interdisciplinary study of peacemaking with a focus on conflict resolution. Highlighting this course are guest presentations and discussions led by Ashford University faculty from diverse subject areas. Students examine thinking and behavior in response to social conflict such as aggression, threats, prejudice, avoidance, withdrawal, conformity, and obedience. Students study various strategies of peacemaking and negotiation and then apply these methods in class role-playing activities.
  • LIB 332 Science & Culture This course explores Western science as a cultural artifact and its impact on other aspects of culture: art, literature, film, music, philosophy, and theology. In addition, the affects of these “other aspects of culture” on the development of science will also be investigated with emphasis on the need to make connections. The course will examine the ways in which scientific developments are articulated in other cultural artifacts.

Note: This minor may not be taken if you are in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.

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Identity Studies

The minor in identity studies provides students with a broad, multi-disciplinary perspective of identity forms such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, class, religion, age, etc. The minor exposes the student to the concepts of identity, how perspectives of identity are formed, how multiple identities intersect, and the complex nature of identity in individuals. The minor also covers how varied identity groups can experience forms of discrimination, inequality and exclusion in society. This minor is a complementary to majors where work environments, stakeholders, peers, client groups, customers, students, or patients may be of a diverse nature.

ACCT 504 Entire Course Accounting and Finance Managerial Use and Analysis

August 13, 2016

ACCT 504 Entire Course Accounting and Finance Managerial Use and Analysis in $52 only

ACCT 504 Week 1 ,  An Overview of Financial Statements and the Environment of Financial Reporting

What is GAAP?  What is the purpose of GAAP?

What is the purpose of a Balance Sheet? What information does it provide?

ACCT 504 Week 2, The Accounting Information System and Accrual Accounting Concepts

What is the role of the accounting equation in the analysis of business transactions?

ACCT 504 Week 3, Merchandising Operations and Inventory – Discussions Questions

ACCT 504 Week 3, Case Study 1 Flower Landscaping Corporation – Discussions Questions
ACCT 504 Week 4, Internal Control, Cash and Receivables – Discussion Questions

ACCT 504 Week 4, Midterm Exam Answers

(TCO A, B, C) Which of the following statements concerning users of accounting information is incorrect?

(TCO C) Issuing shares of stock in exchange for cash is an example of a(n):

(TCO C) Which activities involve putting the resources of the business into action to generate a profit?

(TCO A) The cost of assets consumed or services used is also known as:

(TCO C) Edwards Company recorded the following cash transactions for the year:

Paid $45,000 for salaries.
Paid $20,000 to purchase office equipment.
Paid $5,000 for utilities.
Paid $2,000 in dividends.
Collected $75,000 from customers.

What was Edwards’ net cash provided by operating activities?

(TCO A) On a classified balance sheet, prepaid insurance is classified as:

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