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Prerequisites: L221 and L222, or L310
Strongly Recommended Prerequisites: English199 (University Writing)
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Understanding Morphology ISBN 0-333-54114-8/6
By Martin Haspelmath
Understanding Language Series
New York: Oxford University Press
Zwicky, A. M. and G./ K. Pullukm (1983). 'Cliticization vs. Inflection: English n't. Language 59.3.
By Francis Katamba
The MacMillan Press, Ltd
Organization: Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, student presentations, and discussions.
Course Goals: This course will introduce you to some of the major structural and functional categories of morphemes and words. You will use these categories to analyze complex words as well as to assess cross-linguistic variation and claims for theoretical constructs.
Morpheme Types: affix, base, root, stem
How Morphemes are Formed
Principles of Analysis (pdf)
Morph, allomorph, morpheme (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar I (htm)
Some Principles of Morphological Analysis (pdf)
Analyzing Texts (pdf)
Roots, Bases,and Stems (pdf) I
Roots, Bases, and Stems (word doc.)
Bases but not Stems (htm)
Grammar, Presyntax, and Lexical Entries (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar II (htm)
Deriving the Number Form of the Noun (htm)
Principles and Rules (htm)
Deriving the English Verb 1 (htm)
Deriving the English Verb 2 (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar III: the Lexicon (htm)
Compound Morphemes (htm)
Lexicon 1 (htm)
Lexicon 2 (htm)
Lexicon 3 (htm)
Exercises for Fall 2006.
Schedule for Spring — 2005
A Model of Grammar
Structure of Course
The course will be divided into two parts. The first will cover the basic terms and definitions and cover discovery procedures. The second part will cover theoretical aspects of morphology in reference to grammar building and syntax.
Final grades will be based on weekly exercises = 20% of the final grade. There will be weekly exercises taken from the book and distributed by the instructor. There will be 1 midterm examination = 35% of the final grade, and a final examination. = 45% of the final grade).
The following represents the typical range of grades. The grades are subject to a grading curve adjustment:
A 90 - 100 B 80 - 89 C 70 - 79 D 60 - 69 F 00 - 59
1. Students are expected to attend all classes. Students are expected to arrive on time so that classes may begin promptly and so that they will not disrupt the class. Announcements will be made at the beginning and end of classes regarding the assigned readings and the expectations for assignments and exams.
2. A standard of academic English expression appropriate to upper-level university courses is required in all work. Clarity and effectiveness will be considered in the evaluation of assignments. Further specification is provided below.
3. Students are expected to have read all assigned readings before class. Because many students will be learning about a new field of study in this class, students may have to read chapters/articles multiple times. Students are expected to bring the assigned textbook(s) and copies of readings to all class sessions. Students are expected to come to classes prepared to discuss the new material: for example, to ask questions about the content and to evaluate the claims made or implied.
4. Students are expected to turn in all assignments on time. LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED without prior permission from the instructor.
5. All excercises must be stapled together if there is more than one page; otherwise, 10% will be deduced.
6. Students will be responsible for all materials covered in the assigned readings and lectures. The lectures will indicate the specific subjects that will appear on assignments and examinations. Lecture notes and webpage notes will provide only a skeletal treatment of these topics: Assignments and examinations will require students to refer to the more complete presentation of relevant information in the readings.
7. Students will be respectful of other students and the instructor. In particular, students will not talk while the instructor or another student is talking.
8. If students wish to contest the grading of an assignment, the following regulations apply. Assignments written in pencil or any erasable medium will not be re-assessed. Students must explain, in writing, why they believe that their own academic honesty and student assignment was not graded correctly. Be aware that original assignments are photocopied and kept on file. As a result, students who have dishonestly changed their answers have received failing grades and permanent reports of academic dishonesty.
9. Academic dishonesty in all forms violates the basic principles of integrity and thus impedes learning. More specifically, academic dishonesty is a form of misconduct that is subject to disciplinary action and includes the following: cheating, fabrication, fraud, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. For more information oct, please visit the following web sites:
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A foundational understanding of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) acquired during business studies is required before students without an undergraduate degree in business can take the core MBA courses. These students must first complete the CBK business foundation courses; subjects include statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law. These are taken as Pass/Fail courses and do not count toward the student's GPA, which is based on the 12 core courses in the online MBA curriculum. Successful completion of the business foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript; they must be completed before taking core courses. Students register for each course individually. Business Law and Finance must be taken together to equal three hours of registration and part-time status.
Students who already have an undergraduate business degree can choose to take the additional foundation courses to facilitate a smooth transition into the Online MBA program or they can begin in their core coursework. However, students with a undergraduate business degree from a non-AACSB-accredited university are required to take the foundation courses.
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Foundation courses for international students provide an entry route into many of the undergraduate courses at Manchester. A foundation course is the first step on the way to successfully obtaining your degree.
Many international school systems are based on one year less at high school and one year more at university compared with the English system. A foundation programme is a bridging course designed to equip students with the appropriate academic grounding for a UK degree.
The foundation syllabus may also include additional English language teaching if candidates need to Strengthen their proficiency.
Our foundation courses have been specifically designed to provide you with the best possible preparation for entry into a wide range of undergraduate degree courses. If you successfully complete a foundation year, you can progress into Year 1 of your chosen degree, provided you have taken the relevant pathway modules and passed them at the required standard.
At Manchester we offer integrated foundation programmes on campus for courses in science and engineering and at nearby Xaverian College for biological sciences.
We also work with our foundation partner INTO Manchester to provide pathways guaranteeing an offer or interview to study at the University.
Students who have studied in a country with fewer than 13 years of school, and have not taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, may need to complete a foundation course before they enrol for a UK university degree.
If you are from one of the following countries, it is likely you will need to complete a foundation course before starting undergraduate study:
A one-page course outline is required by university policy for every course offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. Instructors will receive an email reminder through TRACS to upload their course outlines. Outlines must be available to students at least two weeks prior to the start of the registration period or two months before the semester begins (March, July and November). Note that the one-page outline is different than the syllabus. See below for syllabus information.
Instructors upload their course outlines online. Please follow these instructions:
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7. The system will automatically advise the program assistant that the outline is ready to be activated.
Before your outline is activated online, the program assistant will review to ensure that all required fields are complete.
If you have taught the course before, you may want to use the previous outline as a starting point and make any desired changes. The course content should correspond to the SFU Calendar description. If it does not conform closely, you must apply for approval before any changes can be published. Contact the appropriate program assistant, depending on whether you are teaching an undergraduate or graduate course, if you have not taught a course before and would like a copy of a previous course outline for your reference, or if you would like to apply for approval to upload content that does not closely conform to the SFU Calendar description.
Refer to this link to search for the archived course outlines: http://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html. The system has archived outlines starting from Fall 2015 onwards.
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Refer to the Policies and Procedures Related to Syllabi Review, Development and Distribution (this link requires your ID to login) for more guidance about drafting a syllabi and to locate a syllabi template.
All HSCI courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels must have a detailed syllabus that delineates course objectives and means of assessment. Attached to this policy is a template to help you design of a syllabus so that it outlines the appropriate level of detail in terms of content, objectives, and assessment tools. The recommended text in regards to grading distributions, student conduct, and other policies are also provided.
All new and substantively updated/revised courses must be reviewed as indicated below. Syllabi submitted for review do not need to be in the final draft. The GSC and UGSC are generally concerned with the review of the following: 1) the statement of learning objectives; 2) an outline of topics; and 3) a list of required readings/texts.
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For new or substantially revised courses, feedback will be provided to instructors three weeks prior to the start of the term. Notably for graduate courses, where accreditation requirements demand that courses meet certain core competency requirements, it is expected that faculty will comply with requests for revision.
The course syllabus represents a contract between the instructor and student. It is important that it clearly outlines expectations, grading and attendance policies, and appropriate student conduct guidelines to all students enrolled in the course.
A syllabus does not need to be provided in hard copy and can be distributed through Canvas or through other online formats. The scheduling of subjects may be changed after the start of a term, but once the syllabus has been circulated to students, it is strongly advised not to make further changes to: a) grading policies; b) policies regarding student conduct and academic honesty; or c) the timing of key exams.
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As an English major, you are required to take two foundation courses. The first is English 150 (formerly 202), a seminar focusing on close studying of poems and prose fiction.
The second, English 250 (formerly 220), introduces majors to both practical and theoretical issues arising from the study of literature. While continuing to develop your close-reading skills, you’ll consider how texts relate to other kinds of representation (movies, music, television) and the cultures that produce them.
View the college catalog for complete course listings and requirements for the major and minor in English.
Besides the two foundation courses, no specific courses are required to complete the major. The department sees, however, that its students need to be aware of a wide range of approaches and subjects within the field, and to that end requires majors to take at least five upper-level courses, including one in each of three broad historical periods, and one from each of three major geographical areas (Britain, the U. S., the world).
In the capstone course for the major, the senior seminar, students use the analytical and research skills they’ve developed as English majors to write a long essay. Several senior seminars are offered every year, fitting into the historical and geographical requirements in various ways.
Almost all English courses are designated writing-intensive.
In addition, the department offers a Concentration in Creative Writing. Students opting for this concentration take all courses required for the major, as well as courses in writing fiction or poetry taught by the department’s two writers-in-residence. Writing courses include: Seminar in Fiction; Writing of Poetry, Intermediate and Advanced; and Seminar in the Teaching of Writing.
The recently established option, the Concentration in Race and Ethnicity, addresses English-language literature in the context of social and political developments over, approximately, the last three hundred years. Courses include: Literature and Race Criticism, The Literature of Passing, Jews and Moors in Renaissance Drama, West African Literature and Film, and America in Contemporary Black African Literature.
Each Foundation course incorporates written communication and advances critical thinking as well as at least two additional competencies. The Foundation component enables students to gain a breadth of knowledge across multiple domains of learning.
1. Rhetorical Knowledge
Demonstrate an ability to write effectively for different contexts, audiences, purposes, and genres, while in the meantime, develop an understanding of how rhetorical devices and moves work to enhance writings on specific communicative situations.
2. Composing Processes
Develop effective strategies for developing ideas, researching topics, producing drafts, revising, peer responding, editing, and proofreading. Practice delivering writing via both print and digital media.
3. Inquiry, Invention, and Research
Ask critical questions, conduct research-based inquiries, and use invention techniques effectively to explore ideas, engage differing perspectives, and synthesize findings into sustained arguments or narratives. Learn to locate, evaluate, integrate, and cite secondary sources of information effectively and ethically.
4. Writing Technologies
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the affordances and limitations of the diverse writing technologies and modalities of communication, both digital and non-digital. Learn to effectively produce, share, and publish your writing by using appropriate technologies of production, editing, commenting, delivery, and sharing.
5. Reflection and Mega-Cognitive Awareness
Apply concepts and terms from the field of rhetoric and composition to reflect critically on composing practices and rhetorical decisions, especially writing are shaped by and shaping your communities/identities, audiences, and the writing technologies in use.
Courses in this area help students understand, appreciate, and critically engage creative works and histories of the arts. In addition, these courses emphasize the comprehensive role of the arts as expressions of the cultural values of a society and the need to preserve them for the benefit of future generations. Courses from the following disciplines are examples of this distribution area: dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Creative Arts courses must meet all three of the following student learning outcomes:
The humanities open up an expansive, critical, and sustained inquiry into the diversity of human experience. Marked by an unbounded, courageous commitment to questioning, the humanities encourage us to explore - and potentially remake - the categories that define our lives. Whether through the study and creative engagement with literature, history, language, religion, art, philosophy, or other aspects of culture, the humanities join the present with the past to help us reimagine our place in the world
This requirement helps students to understand the complex connections individuals have to one another and to society more broadly. The social sciences are the systematic study of how people behave and interact at the individual and group level, including communities, institutions, and larger cultural groups. These courses prepare students to engage more thoughtfully with others in all aspects of life and equip students with the analytical tools necessary to understand and confront important problems in a globalized world.
Six hours of Foundation credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program.
If you studied abroad through another institution's program, your credits may not automatically apply to the Foundation III Study Abroad requirement. This typically happens when your credits transfer back to Miami as "T" credits (i.e., ART T01). Your credits will still apply, but you will need to submit a request in writing to the Office of Liberal Education for your credits to be applied on your Degree Audit Report. To do so, send an email to miamiplan@MiamiOH.edu. Include your full name, Banner ID#, and the courses you would like to have applied to Foundation III Study Abroad. Please list the courses as they appear on your Miami University academic record.
These categories comprise courses or a series of courses focused on themes or issues relevant to the globalized society in which we all live, asking us to situate subject matter and skills relevant that subject in terms of their global implications. Through their work in these courses, students begin to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences; explore and understand their place and influence in the changing world; determine and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs; describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions; and identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces. All MPF III Global Perspectives courses must meet the goal: to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences, and at least 2 of the following goals.
Biological sciences involve the study of living organisms, including their origin, composition, function (molecular, cellular, and organismal) diversity, classification, ecology, evolution, and behavior. Life forms studied by biologists include Eukarya (animals, plants, fungi, and protists), Bacteria, Archaea, and viruses.
Physical Science comprise the disciplines that study the nature of energy and the inorganic world. It is traditionally subdivided into four general areas: chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth sciences.
After completing the courses in this area, the students should be able to apply mathematical reasoning to problem solving and pattern finding at the inductive level, or formal and abstract reasoning at the deductive level, or a combination of both forms of arguments. Students will also explore the role of formal reasoning in history, society, and the modern world, and to reflect upon its use in formulating well-founded, ethical decisions.
The Intercultural Perspectives requirement expands on the learning outcomes of the Global Miami Plan foundation requirements. These courses prepare students for effective citizenship in a diverse multicultural society in the U.S. or beyond. In these courses, students will recognize new perspectives about cultural rules and biases by:
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Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience in a real world or an “out of the traditional classroom” context. It offers students the opportunity to initiate lifelong learning through the development and application of academic knowledge and skills in new or different settings.
The EL requirement can be met through a Global Miami Plan course or course in the major (at the lower or upper-division level) that has been approved for this requirement. Some of the approved courses include designated service-learning sections, credit- and non-credit-bearing internships, independent studies (numbered 177, 277, 377 or 477) that involve significant independent work focusing on research and including a presentation, lab, or archive component (carrying the “R” modifier), and student teaching.
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It will be handled after the term the Service Learning course is successfully completed. Many majors at Miami University have the Experiential Learning component built into the major. If your declared major does not have this component built-in processes behind the scenes will be run to determine eligibility and if eligible, the course will be applied to Experiential Learning. There is no need to petition or notify Liberal Education.
Advanced writing courses (200 or 300 level) are offered by instructors in disciplines, departments, and programs across the university and feature student writing as the central focus, frequent opportunities to write with instructor feedback on multiple drafts of major projects, and substantial writing projects.
Students are advised to take an advanced writing course in their second or third year.
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The thematic sequence is met by completing related courses (at least nine hours) in an approved Thematic Sequence outside the student’s department of major. One foundation course may also apply to the thematic sequence.
Each sequence will collectively include opportunities for written communication and critical thinking plus advance at least three other competencies. The department(s) that propose and offer the Thematic Sequence may select those outcomes that best align with the objectives of the Thematic Sequence.
A second major, co-major, or minor outside of the student’s department of first major can count for the Thematic Sequence.
Students may propose a self-designed thematic sequence.
For information regarding departmental thematic sequences, please use the 2022-2023 general bulletin.
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The capstone course requirement is met by completing three hours in an approved capstone course during a student’s senior year. Capstone courses feature a substantial written student-initiated project that encourages students to integrate knowledge gained throughout their undergraduate experience.
Students may propose a self-designed senior capstone.
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This introductory course will assist nursing students to learn strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Specific attention will be given to exploring the profession of nursing, academic integrity, goal setting, time management, critical thinking and communicating with others. Consideration will be given to note taking skills, test studying and studying, writing, test-taking strategies, library use and research techniques, wellness and stress management, and campus resources.
Pre-Req: Restricted to Nursing Majors.Academic Strategies Portfolio Seminar (Formerly 33.103)
Nursing students with a diploma in nursing, associate degree in nursing, or second baccalaureate degree will submit a portfolio to demonstrate how they have met the course objectives. The portfolio will show evidence of goal setting and time management, UML library orientation for literature searches, understanding of academic integrity and writing and referencing using APA style. Students will participate in seminar(s) on communication, cultural sensitivity , and conflict resolution.Nursing Fundamentals (Formerly 33.210)
This course enables students to begin their basic knowledge of nursing. The course provides an organizing framework, based on Gordon's functional health patterns, that is strictly nursing. Therapeutic nursing interventions are incorporated into the more detailed discussion of each of the functional health patterns. A separate laboratory component is included for demonstration and practice of nursing interventions. At the conclusion of this course students will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing intervention for individuals in a clinical setting.
Pre-Req: Nursing Majors, Sophomore level; Co-Reqs: NURS 2100L, and NURS 3120.Nursing Fundamentals Lab (Formerly 33.210L)
There is currently no description available for this course.
Co-Req: NURS.2100 Nursing Fundamentals.Nursing Assessment and Skills (Formerly 33.313 and NURS.3130)
This course introduces students to the foundations of communication, nursing assessment, and psychomotor skills guided by standards of nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration and application of these skills through the use of critical thinking.
Co-Req: NURS.2110L Nursing Assessment &Skills Lab.Nursing Assessment and Skills Lab (Formerly 33.313L/ NURS.3130L)
This laboratory course introduces students to the foundations of communication, nursing assessment, and psychomotor skills guided by standards of nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration and application of these skills through the use of critical thinking.
Co-req: NURS.2110 Nursing Assessment and Skills.Introduction to Nursing Practice (Formerly 33.212)
Nursing as a health profession is introduced in this foundation course. The course is organized using functional health patterns. Within the context of the American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice, standards of professional performance are introduced and standards of care are emphasized. Students, at the completion of this course, will demonstrate an understanding of the nursing process and competencies to perform basic nursing interventions in a laboratory and a clinical setting. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).
Co-req: NURS 2120L Intro to Nursing Prac Lab and NURS 2120R Introduction to Nursing Practice Medication Calcs and sophomore level.Introduction to Nursing Practice Laboratory (Formerly 33.212L)
This course enables students to apply their basic theoretical knowledge of nursing in a laboratory and clinical setting. The course is organized using functional health patterns. At the conclusion of this course, students will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing interventions for individuals in a clinical setting.
NURS 2120L - Co-Req 2120/2120RIntroduction to Nursing Practice Medication Calcs (Formerly 33.212R)
This course reviews the mathematics necessary to complete drug calculations This course reviews the mathematics necessary to complete drug calculations using dimensional analysis. It covers the metric and household system of weights and measures. The focus of the course is on the completion of drug dosages for oral and parenteral medication.
NURS 2120R - Co-Req 2120/2120LPharmacology for Nursing Practice (Formerly 33.318/NURS.3180)
This course provides an overview of pharmacology as it relates to nursing practice. Students connect knowledge regarding the nursing process to pharmacotherpeutics throughout body systems and the lifespan.
Restricted to Sophomore or Higher Level Nursing Majors.Research in Nursing and Health Care (Formerly 33.301)
This course provides an overview of the research process. Health care research interests and the methodology of various disciplines are examined. Through a review of research studies, students examine the basic steps in the process of research. Ethical problems in the world of research are explored and students learn how research influences health care practice and policy. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-Req: Nursing Majors only.Health Assessment (Formerly 33.306)
This combined didactic and laboratory course builds on the students' professional nursing education and experiences through the inclusion of health assessment information as applied to the professional nursing role in the community setting. Emphasis is on systematic data collection including thorough history taking, physical examination, screening and risk-factor recognition.
Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing (Formerly 33.307)
This course is designated as a transition course for registered nurse students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research, and practice. Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of health promotion and risk reduction as they relate to individuals and families who are at risk for or experiencing health problems. This course includes a practicum component that focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families at risk.
Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.Health Promotion in Nursing (Formerly 33.308)
This course is designed as a transition course for registered nurse students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. It introduces the theory and research related to the concepts of health/ promotion and risk reduction. These concepts are presented as essential components of professional nursing practice. This course includes a clinical practicum which focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research and practice.
Co-req: NURS.3090 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum. and Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum (Formerly 33.309)
This course is a clinical practicum which focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research and practice.
Pre-req: NURS 1030 Academic Strategies Portfolio, NURS 3010 Research in Nursing and Health Care, NURS 3060 Health Assessment, NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing and Co-req: NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Families I (Formerly 33.310)
This course focuses on health promotion and risk reduction with young individuals and families who are responding to potential or actual physical and psychosocial health problems. Content is centered on holistic nursing care from a lifespan perspective beginning in pregnancy and ending with adolescence.
Co-Req: NURS.3110 Hlth Promotn Fam Pract I.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families I Practicum (Formerly 33.311)
This community-based clinical course is focused on health promotion of young families including childbearing women, infants, children, and adolescents. A portion of the clinical experience consists of establishing a relationship by the student with a family. first four semesters of nursing curriculum. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).
Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.Concepts of Professional Nursing (Formerly 33.312)
Nursing as a health profession is introduced in this foundation course. The concepts of health promotion, communication, critical thinking, culture, nursing theory and research, and therapeutic nursing interventions are presented. Within the context of the American Nurses' Association Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, standards of professional performance are introduced and standards of care are emphasized. First four semesters of nursing curriculum.
Pre-Req: Nursing majors, Sophomore level; Co-Req: NURS 2100 Nursing Fundamentals and NURS 2100L Nursing Fundamentals Lab.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Families II (Formerly 33.314)
This course focuses on health promotion and risk reduction with adults and their families who are responding to potential or actual biopsychosocial health problems. Content is centered on holistic nursing care throughout the adult lifespan.
Co-Req: NURS.3150 Health Promotion Family Practicum II.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families II Practicum (Formerly 33.315)
In this clinical course, students provide nursing care to adult clients and their families. The focus is the development of specifically tailored therapeutic interventions to promote the health of these clients and assist with potential or actual health problems. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).Community-Focused Health and Policy (Formerly 33.320)
This course provides a foundation to community health nursing with the community, family and individual as Client. This course presents an overview of the US health care delivery system with an emphasis on the role of government in healthcare, Medicaid, and current efforts at healthcare reform.Independent Study (Formerly 33.321)
Independent Study on a subject chosen by the student and agreed on by the faculty member.Independent Study (Formerly 33.322)
There is currently no description available for this course.Independent Studies (Formerly 33.323)
Independent StudiesCommunity-Focused Project Implementation (Formerly 33.324)
This course focuses on improving the health of one aspect of the community. Students analyze health problems in identified communities. Interventions for community as client are developed and implemented and the effectiveness of applied interventions in evaluated.
Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.Community-Focused Project Dissemination (Formerly 33.325)
This one credit course focuses on the dissemination of the results of a community based program. Students develop presentations which describe methods used to identify, intervene and evaluate the health problems of a community. Students are required to present their findings at a formal dissemination venue identified by faculty.
Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families III (Formerly 33.410)
This course addresses the nursing care of adults with acute and chronic conditions. Particular attention is paid to nursing care of adults with increasing complex illnesses and acuity levels.
Co-Reqs: NURS 4110 Nsg Acute Care Practicum, NURS 4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy. Students must be in the School of Nursing UMass Lowell program.Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families III Practicum (Formerly 33.411)
In this clinical course, students provide nursing care to adults in adult inpatient and outpatient settings. The focus of the experience is the development of specifically tailored therapeutic interventions in providing care to adults with acute and chronic illness.
Co-Reqs: NURS 4100 Nsg Acute Care, NURS 4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy. Students must be in the School of Nursing UMass Lowell program.Community Health and Health Policy (Formerly 33.412)
This course analyzes the development of policy and its impact on the health of populations. Students apply epidemiology and community health science to population-based nursing practice. Students identify a community health problem that can be addressed through health promotion activities.Role Transition (Formerly 33.413)
This capstone course focuses on the transition to the professional nursing role. Content includes professional issues, trends, and leadership and management principles which impact on nursing practice. Students analyze nursing practice in relation to the standards of professional performance. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Co-Req: NURS.4140 Role Practicum.Role Transition Practicum (Formerly 33.414)
During this clinical experience the student works collaboratively with nurse preceptor and other members of the health team. The student becomes increasingly self-directed in carrying out the professional nursing role.
Co-req: NURS.4130 Role Transition.Community Health Project (Formerly 33.415)
The student applies the ANA Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice with community as client. Teams of students utilize community assessment data collected from previous semester to develop, implement and evaluate a community health promotion activity.
Pre-req: NURS.4120 Com Hlth & Health PolicyLeadership in Nursing (Formerly 33.420)
This course focuses on leadership roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for the professional nurse. Course content includes professional issues, trends, and leadership and managerial principles pertinent to healthcare and nursing practice. Students explore professional perspectives, norms, and ethical standards essential in values-driven management and leadership.
Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.Selected subjects in Nursing (Formerly 33.421)
Selected subjects in Nursing is a course for advanced undergraduates in the RN-BS option. The content will vary from semester to semester depending on the research interest of the faculty member(s) teaching the course.
Pre-req: NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing, NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing, and Nursing (BS); RN's Only.
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Courses are administered by the College of Continuing Education (CCE). Students must register for all classes through the CCE as well as paying a per-unit fee for each class. The fees for the Foundation courses are currently $630 per unit paid through the CCE. The fees for the Program Requirement and Elective courses are currently $740 per unit paid through the CCE. Please note that other fees such as health insurance may also be applicable..
Total cost of the program: $22,200 (not including MBA 202 and foundation courses)
At this time, no merit scholarships are available to new students. The MSA program does not provide graduate assistantships.
Financial Aid is processed through the College of Continuing Education (CCE) and may be available for students pursuing the online MSA degree. We recommend starting the financial aid process as early as possible by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information can be found through CCE"s website here.
A full list of scholarships available at Sac State can be found here. The Office of Graduate Studies may also provide additional opporutunities to pursue and can be found here..
To request a GMAT/GRE test waiver, please email Claire Goldsby at email@example.com with a copy of your resume and unofficial transcripts. These documents can also be uploaded in the CBA application.
The average GMAT score for admitted applicants is: 585 (total score)
The average GPA for admitted applicants is: 3.2
Spring 2024 applications are now open and the deadline is October 1, 2023.
NOTE: You must complete the entire application process and pay the $70 fee by the appropriate deadline to be considered an applicant to the program. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Please follow the directions carefully below to be considered for the MSA Spring 2024 program. Applicants will need to submit the following
Complete a Cal State Apply Application and pay $70 application fee
Add Program: Business Administration - Accountancy is located under Sacramento Extension- Complete the Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information Sections
Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy to:
Office of Graduate Studies
California State University, Sacramento
Riverfront Center, Room 215, MS 6112
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Three foundation courses should be completed prior to taking the MSA Program Requirement courses. Foundation courses are nine weeks in length if taken at Sac State.
• (3) ECON 204 Business Economics
• (2) MBA 201 Accounting
• (2) MBA 203 Legal Environment of Management
The Foundation Courses ECON 204, MBA 201 and MBA 203 have lower division course equivalencies. We will accept courses from non-AACSB accredited universities as well as from community colleges to waive these three specific courses. Courses used to fulfill Foundation Course requirements must have been completed within seven (7) years of the date of admission. The courses that are considered equivalent for waiver are as follows:
• ECON 204 Business Economics can be waived by taking both a Microeconomics and a Macroeconomics course.
• MBA 201 Accounting can be waived by taking a Financial Accounting course.
• MBA 203 Legal Environment of Management can be waived by taking a Business Law or Legal Environment of Business course. It must be taken at a college within the USA
While they do not affect your admissibility and they are not required to be completed prior to admission to the program, they must be completed before you start the MSA program requirement coursework and with a cumulative foundation course GPA of 3.0. Foundation course waivers are available and are determined either at the time of admission, or upon a request for waiver by the student after application.
The MSA Program requires 30 units and is composed of two parts:
• Program Requirements (27 units)
• Culminating Experience (3 units)
Does the MSA Program accommodate working professionals?
Yes, many of our students are full-time working professionals. The distance education delivery mode used by the MSA program vastly increases the flexibility by which students can complete their degree online. All of the courses are offered on a year-round schedule in an accelerated format and each course is 6 weeks in duration. Please see our current student schedules below as samples.
How are the online courses for the MSA Program taught?
The MSA program courses utilize a Virtual Classroom environment including a combination of online course materials, streaming video, audio, electronic bulletin boards, lecture resources with direct links to other course materials, lecture notes, full audio of lectures (asynchronous), video of portions of lectures, links to relevant materials, Chat Live office hours (synchronous), Online assessments and instant messaging to deliver a completely web-based degree.
Can I apply if my undergraduate degree is in a non-business field?
Yes, we encourage students of all fields to pursue our MSA Program. Please note if you have not taken the Foundation Courses listed above, you will need to complete these courses prior to enrolling in the program requirement courses. You may apply without completing the Foundation Courses and complete them directly through the MSA program. For example, if you have not competed the Foundation Courses by Spring 2024, you may still apply for Spring 2024 admission and if admitted, you can take the Foundation Courses from January - April 2024 through Sac State and then start the program requirement courses in April 2024 with the rest of your cohort.
Do I need to complete the Foundation Courses prior to applying for the program?
No. You can apply to our MSA program without having completed the Foundation Courses at the time of the application. While they do not affect your admissibility and they are not required to be completed prior to admission to the program, they must be completed before you start the MSA program requirement coursework and with a cumulative foundation course GPA of 3.0. When you apply, we will evaluate your transcripts to determine which courses you have completed. If you do not initially meet our waiver requirements, you can submit a petition along with supporting documentation including course syllabi, statement explaining how professional work experience has provided appropriate knowledge for EACH specific foundation course, a current resume, a current job description (include a supervisor name and contact information for verification), or proof of professional or academic qualifications to waive out of the foundation courses. Please note that we cannot transfer any credit from your MBA courses to the MSA core courses.
Can I take individual classes without being admitted to the program?
No, all students must be admitted to the MSA Program before enrolling in classes. This includes Foundation Courses.
Does Sacramento State require applicants to have work experience before applying to the MSA degree?
Sacramento State does not require applicants to have work experience before they apply. However, learning may be enhanced for those graduate students who have real-world work experiences to apply towards course concepts. Students admitted into our MSA program have an average of 3.5 years of work experience.
Do I need to submit community college transcripts and/or transcripts from other institutions I attended, even though they are indicated on the University transcripts I graduated from?
Yes. You need to submit transcripts from all institutions that you have attended even if you only took one course. If you are Sacramento State alumni, you only need to submit transcripts not previously submitted to the university.
Can the CSU Employee Fee Waiver and Reduction Program be used for the MSA program?
No. The MSA program is a partnership program between the College of Business and the College of Continuing Education and considered self-support. Fee waiver applies to CSU state-supported (general fund) courses only, including state-supported courses that are offered through summer term. Courses in self-support (i.e. Extended Education) programs may not be taken through the CSU Employee Fee Waiver and Reduction Program.
Tentative Master Class Schedule for All MSA courses
Tentative Class Schedule for Fall 2023 Admitted Students
Tentative Class Schedule for Spring 2023 Admitted Students
Tentative Class Schedule for Fall 2022 Admitted Students
Tentative Class Schedule for Spring 2022 Admitted Students
Steps to Graduation:
As a current MSA student these Steps to Graduation should be followed in order to meet all the necessary requirements set by the University, CBA and CCE. They were designed to make your graduate degree effortless.
Steps To Graduation
Application for Classification (Link to OnBase Forms)
OnBase Forms User Guide - MSA Application for Classification
Advancement to Candidacy (Link to OnBase Forms)
OnBase Forms User Guide - MSA Advancement to Candidacy
Application for Graduation (Link to OnBase Forms)
OnBase Forms User Guide - MSA Application for Graduation
Claire Goldsby, M.A.
Tahoe Hall, Room 1020
Serena Hoffman, M.S.
Tahoe Hall, Room 1020
Tahoe Hall, Room 1020
Dr Hugh Pforsich
California State University, Sacramento
College of Business - MSA
Tahoe Hall, Room 1020
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6088
Students will have certain capabilities (knowledge, skills, abilities) that result from your business degree program. At the Sacramento State, we call these capabilities learning outcomes. Learning outcomes are measured and analyzed through a broad range of assessments, from class assignments to standardized exams, to provide assurance of learning in the degree program. From time to time, the College of Business (COB) or your instructors may ask or require you to participate in assessments. We use the information from assessments to reinforce what is working or to make changes to support student learning and success. For example, we may revise curriculum or hire additional staff and faculty to support the needs of our students. We document how our students perform and the actions that we take to continuously improve. This process helps to enhance the student experience and maintain our external accreditation with AACSB International. Speaking of accreditation, less than 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by AACSB and thus this elite accreditation contributes greatly to the COB reputation. We hope that when you are asked to participate in assessment activities that you will accept the invitation and put your best effort forward.
Goal 1: Technical Knowledge and content
1.1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of standards, principles, laws and regulations applicable to the accounting field.
1.2. Students will analyze economic transactions and apply the analysis to the major areas of decision-making, management control systems and analytics.
Goal 2: Develop and Communicate Critical Information Sets
2.1. Students will construct various accounting reports for decision making purposes.
2.2. Students will effectively evaluate information sources and communicate their judgments to users.
Goal 3: Critical Thinking and Integrative Analyses
3.1. Students will evaluate alternative solutions to business issues in a changing environment.
3.2. Students will collect and integrate various information sources and skills for analyzing business issues.
Goal 4: Business Context and Ethics
4.1. Students will understand regulatory and legal constraints in the accounting and global business environment.
4.2. Students will identify and analyze ethical issues, and make ethical decisions in accounting contexts.
If you don't have the appropriate subject background for direct entry to first year, or you haven't studied the appropriate subjects in the required depth (which may be the case if you have followed a 12-year education system), you might need to take a foundation year course to bring you up to the right level for first-year admission.
Our foundation year courses are bridging courses designed to provide you with the appropriate academic background for study at bachelor’s degree level. Some of these courses also offer additional English language teaching if you need to Strengthen your proficiency.
Successful completion of one of the following foundation options guarantees progression to the first year of a related undergraduate course at The University of Manchester.
You can choose from the following options, which may vary in terms of location, fees and entry requirements:
Successful completion of this integrated foundation year allows you direct entry on to a three or four-year degree course in biological or biomedical sciences at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.
tel: +44 (0)161 275 5032
This foundation programme is offered by INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester, on a dedicated site close to campus. It is the only foundation programme offered externally that guarantees those studying on it an ‘offer’ or interview to study at the University, subject to attaining the necessary academic grades. There a multiple pathways available:
tel: +44 (0) 161 279 7272
web: INTO Manchester International Foundation Programme
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of English language ability for entry on to the above foundation year courses.
An English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component is required for entry on to the University of Manchester Integrated Science and Engineering Foundation Programme.
An English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required for entry to Biosciences with a Foundation Year.
An English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 is required for INTO Manchester international foundation programmes. If you do not have an English qualification equivalent to GCSE English grade C or IELTS 5.5, then you may still be eligible to apply for the INTO Manchester International Foundation Programme. Please contact INTO Manchester for further information.
We are a partner of NCUK, a consortium of universities that offers foundation programmes at over 30 delivery centres around the world.