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School of Business & Public Administration

SBPA Course Descriptions

  • BA482 Business/Research Internship
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course is a 120-hour business internship with a business firm or government organization, or a 120-hour research internship with a SBPA faculty member. The business internship is designed for those who intend to pursue business careers. The research internship is designed for students who intend to pursue graduate work. Internships are offered selectively to students who have demonstrated superior performance in their previous business coursework (see prerequisites). Students gain practical and applied experience by working on a project in a technical or professional area under the direct supervision of a practicing manager or faculty member. Selection of the organization sponsoring the business internship is a joint process involving the student, SBPA Internship Coordinator and representatives from interested firms. A research internship is a joint process involving the student, SBPA Internship Coordinator and a SBPA faculty member. The course may be repeated once. Prerequisites: overall 3.2 GPA in business courses, should have completed 2 BBA Concentration courses, Senior standing.
  • BA491 Seminar in Marketing
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: As Required, Fall / Spring
    The Seminar provides the opportunity for study and discussion of significant topics and problems in the field of marketing. Prerequisites: BA210, BA260
  • LW101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course is designed to produce an understanding of the underlying purpose of law enforcement by analyzing the functions of the police officer, courts, penal institutions and attorneys. The course also provides a survey of the criminal justice system focusing on its purpose, problems and functions.
  • LW106 Personal Law
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    Personal Law introduces basic legal principles and their application to everyday human relations.
  • LW110 Introduction to the Paralegal Profession
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / Odd Years
    This course introduces the student to the role of the paralegal in the legal system by examining general duties and responsibilities. The Integrated Bar Act will be examined within the framework of the authorized practice of law and the parameters of paralegal practice, including ethical considerations.
  • LW120 Legal Investigation and Technical Report Writing
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Summer
    This course offers an overview of applied examination, fact- finding, problem-solving methods and technical report writing and their application to the legal profession.
  • LW202 Trial and Evidence
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course examines criminal procedure from investigation through arrest and trial. The rules of evidence and constitutional requirements regarding police investigations, search and seizure, arrests, confessions and admissibility of evidence in criminal trials are covered.
  • LW220 Security Management in Business and Government
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    This course focuses on applying security management concepts and techniques to modern business and public sector operations. The course emphasizes security practices and crime control functions in a business and/or government environment.
  • LW285 Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course examines legal theory and reasoning and its application to legal research and writing. In-depth legal analysis will be conducted and key skills in researching case law, statutes and other legal sources will be developed. The legal writing portion of this course will develop legal citation skills and the preparation and writing of legal briefs and law office memoranda.
  • LW306 Criminal Law
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    The student studies the required elements of crimes under the common law and modern criminal statutes. Specific problems of application of the elements of crimes to law enforcement and the criminal justice system are emphasized.