Business Administration (MBA): Rolling Cohort

Course Catalog

Mathematics & Analytics

All first-year students should take the University’s Mathematics Placement Test upon admission. Transfer students will need to take the test only if they cannot provide evidence of having completed a college course in mathematics or analytics equivalent to one of the courses listed in the Mathematics and Analytics section of the University’s General Education Program

Students who do not wish to take the Mathematics Placement Test must successfully complete MATH 90: Fundamentals of Mathematics before registering for a course in the Mathematics and Analytics Category of General Education.

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Introduces functions and graphs, continuity and exponential functions. Standard topics to be covered include concepts and rules of the differentiation of one variable functions, the meaning and application of derivatives in decision making management problems, integrals and the limits of one variable functions, as well as rules, interpretation, logarithm functions, definite integral, functions of several variables and application of partial derivatives. Students practice with various mathematical methods and learn how to model and analyze real world examples using mathematical tools and apply deductive reasoning as well. Prerequisites: MATH90 or its equivalent. Credits: 3
Introduces discrete and continuous probability spaces, statistical independence, distributions, discrete and continuous random variables, expectations, moment generating functions, limiting distributions, estimation of parameters, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing with applications, linear regression and correlation and multiple linear regressions. Students learn to define probability as a measure of uncertainty and as a set function, apply the algebra of sets and use various counting techniques to determine elementary probabilities. The class includes calculation of probabilities, means, variances, and moment-generating functions, and investigates approximation theorems. Students also study basic statistical inference theory. Prerequisites: MATH150. Credits: 3
Develops different mathematical techniques and investigates various examples and applications, emphasizing in techniques and applications of derivatives and integration, multiple integrals, limits, continuity, series and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MATH150 Credits: 3
Covers the development of mathematical tools necessary for algorithmic applications in computer science. The course includes set theory and logic, various algebraic structures, graph theory, Boolean algebra, and computability theory. Students understand mathematical reasoning and logic, work with discrete structures to represent discrete objects and relationships between them, specify algorithms for certain classes of problems and appreciate the many application areas of discrete mathematics, from computer science and networking to chemistry, botany, zoology, linguistics, geography, business, and the Internet. Prerequisites: IT150, MATH150 Credits: 3
Develops different fundamental methods of solving first and higher order equations and analyzes essentials of matrix algebra, linear and nonlinear systems, power series solutions and Laplace transforms.Prerequisites: MATH150 Credits:3
Provides knowledge of how statistics are used to evaluate theories in the social sciences. Students will become familiar with a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques such as: frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, and hypothesis testing. During the course, students will learn how to use SPSS (a computer statistical program for Social Sciences) to carry out statistical procedures. Credits 3. Prerequisites: MATH90 or its equivalent

Sciences

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Examines biological structures and processes from the level of molecules to ecosystems. The course is designed to provide a factual and methodological overview of the field, emphasizing the unit of life, genetics, evolution, classification of organisms in the Kingdoms of life and ecology. The practicals offer hands-on experience with the organisms, equipment and protocols used by biologists to determine cell/animal structures, isolate DNA, produce genetically modified organisms, track the spread of diseases, and identify suspects from crime scenes. The course is intended for non-science majors.

Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 4

Introduces the major chemical and biological principles through the study of the human body and emphasizes the interrelationships between the body organ systems. Systems physiology, diseases, nutrition, genetics, and human ecology are the major topics. This is the second course in a two-term sequence of Biology courses for non-majors. The BIOL200 Laboratory is designed to reinforce understanding of the topics covered in lectures.

Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, BIOL150. Credits: 4

Brief review of fundamentals including stoichiometry, atomic structure, and chemical bonding. Other topics include thermo chemistry, gas laws, properties of solution, and inorganic coordination compounds. Intended primarily for science/engineering majors.

Prerequisites: None. Credits: 4

The course covers the following topics: a) Electrical Quantities and Circuit Variables (charge, current, voltage, resistance, power and energy units), b) Circuit Modelling (sources, circuit elements, Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws, c) Circuit Reduction Techniques (series, parallel, voltage divider, current divider, delta-star conversion, voltage and current source conversions), d) Circuit Analysis Techniques (mesh and loop current analysis, node voltage analysis), e) Circuit Theorems (maximum power transfer, superposition, Thevenin and Norton), f) Energy Storage Circuit Elements, g) Complex Number Theory (complex plane, polar forms, conversions), h) AC Circuits (sinusoidal waveforms, phase, R.M.S. average values, phasors, analysis using node voltages, loop currents and branch currents).Prerequisites: None Credits: 4
Topics to be covered in this course include Logic gates and Boolean Algebra, Combinational Logic, Arithmetic Circuits and common MSI Logic Circuits, Latches, Flip-flops, Registers and Counters, NMOS and CMOS based Logic Gates. The course also includes lab hours with examples based on Digital systems design using Matlab SW. Prerequisite: MATH150 Credits: 4
Course includes an overview of the problems, perspectives, and methods of the engineering profession. Modelling of real-world problems for purposes of optimization, decision-making and design is  analyzed. Practical techniques of problem formulation and analysis are also presented. Additionally, practice drawings are explained, and assigned drawings are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class.

Prerequisites: None. Credits: 4

Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the physical sciences. The course covers Newtonian physics and then moves on to some aspects of quantum theory and nuclear physics. Students explore how different elements interact in chemical reactions. In the second half of the course, students see how several basic principles are applied in such fields as astronomy, geology and meteorology. Laboratory classes are used to illustrate concepts discussed in the lectures. No prior knowledge of physics or chemistry is assumed.

Prerequisites: GE105, IT100, MATH150 Credits: 4

Course focuses on basic and current understandings of physics’ problems and principles. Some of the topics to be studied include motion, forces, energy, and chemical reactions. Students will also be learning about machines, electricity, and magnetism. As students learn about each of the above mentioned topics, will be conducting laboratory activities. For these activities students will be paired with one or more of their classmates.

Prerequisite: MATH150

Credits: 4

Focuses on fundamental topics of physics including waves, optics, sound, heat, electricity, circuits magnetic and electromagnetic fields, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite(s): MATH150, PH100 Credits: 4

Arts and Humanities

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Introduces students to the artistic experience and the world of art in a sophisticated way, providing
them with the language with which to discuss all types of art. Students explore different ideas, approaches and purposes of art. Students learn about the various forms of visual art and its historical classification, studying and viewing ancient art from all over the world and progressing through the significant movements in art through the ages. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Introduces students and assists them in developing their artistic potential. The class discusses problems in drawing, painting, and design using a variety of processes and material. The course also introduces students to digital design and exposes them to fundamental techniques and principles of Web pages and other popular sites. Students will learn how to analyze and criticize a Web design from a functional and aesthetic point of view, and how to develop a Web page with available software tools. Prerequisites: IT100. Credits: 3
Surveys the city of Athens from its ancient origins as a small village at the foot of the Acropolis, first settled in 4500 BC, to modern times, where it became the sprawling capital of Greece and home to four million people. Class meetings are organized chronologically and arranged so as to acquaint the student with significant historical events. The course will also explore the development of ideas and movements in art, philosophy, politics, religion, including their impact on society though the ages as well as their legacy in modern times. Prerequisites: GE105; Co-requisite: GE106. Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the world of music and a survey of the history of Western classical music from the Middle Ages to the present. The course focuses on a select group of great compositions and composers with emphasis in the relationship between music and society. It also provides fundamental information on music theory. It is designed to be an enjoyable introduction to the world of classical music. A musical background or training is not assumed or required. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Introduces students to fundamental dramatic genres by exploring the works of key directors, practitioners and artistic  movements. Starting from Stanislavski and Brecht, the class will explore Dada, the Surrealists and the Theatre of the Absurd. As well as exploring the philosophy of each artistic movement, students will discuss and analyze selected texts in order to achieve a thorough understanding of both the theory and the practice of theater. The text analyses will be accompanied by some practical group work in the class. There is no need for prior acting experience. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Having been introduced to major dramatic movements, in this course students focus on the practical realization of important acting theories and methods. The class approaches texts-representatives from each dramatic genre and works in detail towards their presentation on stage. Students also investigate character work and explore exercises in relation to movement and voice. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisites: GE105, GE144. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the origins of theater. The course looks at the first instances of theater practice in ancient Greece, starting from the dithyramb, and how they developed into ancient Greek drama. It examines important works from the ancient Greek drama genre - both tragedy and comedy. In addition to discussing myth, the course also explores music, a very significant element of ancient Greek drama, and looks at works of opera and film that are based on Greek drama. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Presents the process of producing a play - from the first reading to its staging. Students explore  the roles of all the collaborators in a theatre production (director, actors, designer, composer etc.) and realize them in practice. Depending on the students' interests, the play to be approached will be either from the world repertory or a new work composed by  the students. The course will be completed with a performance presented by the students. Interested students are invited to have a short discussion/interview with the instructor before enrolling in the course. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisites: GE105, GE144. Credits: 3
Approaches the genre of musical heater in both analytical and creative terms. The course includes discussion of musical theater masterworks and analysis of their form and techniques. Students investigate the works’ sociological context, their content and the relationship between music, text and dance. The course will be completed with a performance/compilation of scenes from musicals studied in the term, arranged and presented by the students. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Familiarizes students with theories of aesthetics to better understand the arts. The course explores fundamental concepts such as beauty, appreciation and interpretation and analyzes them in the context of the dramatic arts. Students read works by theorists such as Kant, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer in order to approach drama at a deeper level and investigate its relation to the other arts. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Students first meet with the instructor(s) to identify the central subject of the performance and then create a devised piece around this subject. The piece is then developed using a combination of several art  forms that are explored in a variety of spaces – from indoor theaters to sites around the city of Athens or even other cities in Greece, which students visit with their instructors. The students will get familiar with different artistic forms and work on their combination for the result of a new project. Collaboration is the main objective, which will now be developed outside the class in more demanding, yet more fascinating conditions. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Investigates the creative process through a series of interdisciplinary performance-oriented projects. Students work with the instructor(s) to find a focus for the project - the subject – which they then work collaboratively on developing. The primary matrix is site - specific  performance, but the project also embraces a wide variety of venues, from public performances in recognizable theater spaces, to related products such as texts, images & videos posted on the web, "micro-performances" (which may be as short as a minute) that may be staged or improvised, and gallery installation/performances. The course also draws on the study of art history, contemporary art & performance, site analysis, drawing & photography, videography, writing, web design, and ‘actor work’ (voice, movement, etc.) --as well as investigations into composition, design, color, light, use of 3D space and other nuts-and-bolts art work. The idea is to focus on process, to develop ideas in an organic way with the participants, to expand our sense of what performance is, and to expand the participants’ sense of themselves as artists. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3 
Provides students with the opportunity to explore certain core philosophical issues in the areas of epistemology (theory of knowledge), metaphysics (the theory of the nature of reality) and ethics (the theory of what we ought to do) at an introductory level. Among the problems examined are the following: can we know anything? If yes, what are the sources of knowledge? What is freedom and what is its relationship with moral responsibility? Are moral values objective? What is the relationship of morality with happiness? Students are encouraged to acquire a clear understanding of theories proposing answers to the above mentioned problems, but also to take a critical stance towards them and express their views in a clear and accurate way. The course can be useful for dealing with certain problems of professional/social/moral life which require the ability to  take decisions on the basis of careful assessment of arguments supporting different viewpoints. Therefore, it has inter-disciplinary relevance across the disciplines. Prerequisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Introduces the founding influences of Latin and Greek thinkers of antiquity, including writers such as Seneca and  Plutarch. The course incorporates the influences of European art and architecture and literature from the ancient world, Students trace Greco-Roman traditions and history as they gain an overview of key schools of thought that have carried over from antiquity. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE112. Credits: 3
Explores the field of linguistics, and serves as a general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing, with a focus on English. During the semester, students will investigate the basic theories and methods of the different areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Topics include the intricate rule systems that govern language, the similarities and differences among languages, and how spoken language relates to written language. Prerequisite(s): GE105; Co-requisite: GE106 Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the history and function of translation in society. Students learn the multiple ways in which translators work in multilingual and multicultural environments while they become  familiar with the main theoretical streams in Translation Studies. Students understand the importance of translation as an area of study and come to appreciate the age-old role translators have played as mediators between societies and cultures. Students gain hands-on translation practice by translating texts from English into Greek. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106; Co-requisite: ENG200. Credits: 3
Introduces students to Creative Writing in its most varied application, from writing for the media and the arts to experiments in the lyric essay, fiction and poetry; the attraction of this course is in its multi-genre and inter-disciplinary application. Students interested in journalism, script-writing, and creative non-fiction, will gain from this introduction as much as those interested in the beginnings of poetry and fiction writing. Readings will take place in the craft of the lyric, non-fiction essay, art reviews, script writing, story, and poetry. Students learn the basic strategies for writing in multiple, non-academic styles while focusing on the genre of their choice. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220 (and by instructor's consent for non-BAELL students). Credits: 3
Introduces students to literature by providing a broad overview of the three major genres: the short story, poetry, and drama, with some exposure to critical theory; discusses the elements of fiction, poetry and drama, such the role of setting, character, plot, theme, style, imagery, symbolism, metaphors, and tone in fiction and poetry, and the differences between ancient Greek and Shakespearean theatre. Students are introduced to representative texts and the historical/cultural contexts that produced them. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Introduces students to a comparative approach to literature, gender theory and literary theory, by examining texts by women writers from different backgrounds, namely the UK, US, and Greece. Issues explored include: how (and if)  texts by women differ from texts by men, recurring themes in women's writing and the way these have changed through the course of the 20th century, and the ways writing challenges or reinforces existing cultural norms about gender. Writers whose work will be studied is determined by the instructor, these have included, but are not limited to: Virginia Woolf, Kate Chopin, Flannery O'Conner, Toni Morrison, Lilika Nakou, Margarita Lymberaki, Zyranna Zateli. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
Explores the main aesthetic, political, and cultural questions that inform major works of the 19th and 20th centuries in both Modern Greek poetry and prose. It consists of selections and excerpts from the works of such authors as Kavafis, Katzankakis, Seferis, Elytis, Taktsis, Galanaki, etc. placed in their broader European literary landscape. Emphasis will be given on various aesthetic movements and sociopolitical issues such as nationalism, diaspora, immigration, gender, group and individual identity, relations between the center and the periphery, and globalization.
Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG205, ENG220 Credits: 3
Surveys music chronologically from the Middle Ages to the present. Topics include chant and secular song in the middle ages, polyphonic music from its beginning through the thirteenth century, Arsnova, Renaissance music of the low countries, the music of reformation, music of the early baroque, Bach, Vivaldi, Haendel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Romantisicm, Opera from the early 20th century. Prerequisite for non-music majors: GE142. Credits: 3
Studies the most important fields of Greek Music from Classical Antiquity and Byzantine era to today’s traditional, classical and pop music. Topics include: Ancient Greek music, Music of the Hellenistic period. Music of the Byzantine Empire. Music during the Ottoman Empire, Greek folk music of the  mainland, Crete and the islands. Urban songs (Rembetika), Greek Classical Music from the Ionian islands, the Greek National School of music, contemporary classical music, pop, rock and other current streams. Prerequisites: None; For non-music majors: GE142. Credits: 3
Studies important issues connected with America's music: the art of improvisation; the role of composition; innovation and tradition; individuality and style; instruments and forms. Examination of the formation of the roots of American music, and issues of race. Students will learn how to appreciate Native American music, Delta blues, country, New Orleans jazz, New York swing and bebop, Classical American music and pop if they are unfamiliar with it, and to deepen their understanding. Prerequisites: None; For non-music majors: GE142 Credits: 3
This course examines different approaches to word-music relationships in a broad range of periods and genres. Combining text (whether sung or implied) and music adds another layer to both elements reinforcing meaning and feeling. Students will explore some of these rich interactions in such diverse and chronologically disparate genres as the troubadour song, the Renaissance erotic madrigal, the German Lied, the program symphony, as well as modern combinations of words and music. We will consider how the elements of the text (syntax, rhyme, form, alliterations, etc.) dictate particular musical decisions, but also how the music underlines, attenuates, or even subverts the meaning of the words. Concepts to investigate include irony, musical rhetoric, intertextuality, and, even, “silence.” Prerequisites: MU142 for non music majors. Credits: 3

Social Sciences

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Focuses on the structure and processes of American government and policies. Class topics include basic constitutional principles, the theory and practice of representative government, and the organization of a specifically American political system. Students will examine the political and ideological background of the American constitution as it relates to its current form. The course will emphasize the analysis of federal, executive, congressional and judicial processes as well as more recent governing policy issues. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106. Co-requisites: GE115. Credits: 3 
Is designed for students who want to improve their ability to define and attain their financial goals. The course begins with the fundamentals of the financial planning process and proceeds to cover topics such as personal financial goals, opportunity cost, the time value of money, family budgeting and spending, financial products and services, types of credit, debt management, consumer activities, housing and home buying, property and casualty insurance, health and disability insurance, life insurance, investing and investing alternatives. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3 
The course begins with planning family spending and covers issues of risk management (insurance), taxes, wealth accumulation, investing, and wealth distribution (retirement and estate planning). Students learn financial modeling techniques and the basics of money psychology and counseling skills. In a concluding case study, students discover what a planning engagement entails and how the various aspects of the discipline are integrated. Prerequisite: GE126. Credit hours: 3
Provides a history of the human community from antiquity to the present with a focus on the history of  civilizations  and  the  patterns  of  regional  and  broader  global  integrations. The  class  discusses similarities, differences and qualities of various civilizations in the pre-modern (to 1500 A.D.) and the modern (1500-present) eras. This course highlights social, cultural, and economic influences and interactions. In addition, it will explore the making of the modern  world, with emphasis on international relations and culture. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Takes an interdisciplinary approach to current events in the community and in the world, encouraging students to investigate available materials from newspapers, DVD scenarios, and professional and popular journals. Students will be asked to focus on strategies of communication, explorations of public opinion and leadership models as well as corporate image-making and survival tactics. The course areas of study include Communications (private and public media functions), Government, and Policy-forming Institutions. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106. Co requisites: GE112, GE115. Credits: 3
Studies and analyzes fundamental issues and problems of group life, social organization, culture, interactive processes and socialization, deviance, social inequality, social institutions, and the dynamics of modern society through sociological approaches. Class topics include the sociology of the family, religion, education, law, work, poverty and the relationship of society and the environment. Prerequisites:  GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Examines the support of regional economies through innovation in business development in order to advance social and ecological values in local communities. This course provides basic  knowledge on several  aspects of sustainable community development including examination of community needs, financial planning, and marketing and management issues, while emphasizing the consolidation of public and private interests. Students will engage in applied research in a real project. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, GE155. Credits: 3
This course will investigate the principles guiding environmental policy and decision-making for a sustainable society. Focus will lie on international law, as well as on the role of international and supranational institutions, such as the UN, the WTO, the World Bank etc. Global challenges will be identified and humanity’s current and potential response through treaties, conventions and agreements will be critically analyzed. The current system of global governance (or lack thereof) will be investigated, with particular focus on the exchange between multinational corporations, governments and of civil society, and on the role of democratic structures in an era of rapid globalization. The history and political platform of green parties will also be discussed. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE155. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the history, structure, institutions, and policies of the European Union. The course explores topics such as new treaties, common policies, financial resources, the European Monetary Unification, as well as the terms and conditions of international business activities as a result of European Union policies. The course also focuses on how activities of member-states can be supported by the economic policies of the EU in accordance with the principles of an open market economy. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Examines communities that aim to transition towards sustainability. Students  will be  exposed to the real-life challenges that these communities face in this process and will take part in relevant projects where they will have the opportunity to develop their own proposals under the supervision of project leaders. The course is geared towards students interested in hands-on experience in making change happen under real conditions. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE155, GE158. Credits 3
Establishes the ancient Greek conception of the “Polis” and explores paradigms of government put forward by Plato and Aristotle in some of their major works. The course discusses how America’s founding fathers (Jefferson, Madison, Adams), embraced and departed from key assumptions of the ancient Greeks to develop their own views of democracy. Students examine issues such as the rights of the individual in relation to the power of the state and society, the nature and legitimacy of political authority and democracy, the significance of power, economics, justice and equality in social life; and the duties and responsibilities of citizens. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE112. Credits: 3
Covers the overall economic performance of a national economy. The course deals with the determination of the level of the gross national product, employment, prices of goods and services, and the growth of an economy. The course also analyzes the role of money and banking systems, the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on the level of output, employment, prices and the effect of international transactions on a national economy. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Introduces students to theoretical and practical aspects of human behavior and management in the workplace. The course focuses on understanding and attaining competencies necessary for effective performance at the organizational, group, and individual levels within the firm. Topics include motivation, organizational structure, job design, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, power relationships, and organizational change. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE 115, BUS305. Credits: 3
Provides a general introduction to psychology -the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This course covers such topics as memory, learning, sensation, perception, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, motivation and the study of the nervous system. Students gain an increased awareness of the broad range of phenomena investigated by psychologists and a greater ability to understand and critique psychological research. This course is not intended for students with a  major or minor in psychology. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Introduces the field of educational psychology and explores the development of cognitive functions and language, individual and cultural differences, and research on teaching and learning. The course also covers learning theories, developmental theories, issues of motivation, emotion, class management, intelligence and diversity, as well as understanding measurement and assessment, teaching and learning styles and special needs. Prerequisite: GE105, GE106. Credits: 3 
Introduces students to the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. It involves understanding of how people influence and are influenced by others around them. The topics covered will examine how individuals perceive themselves and others, how individuals interact with others, and how individuals think in social settings. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings of social psychology. An equally important goal will be to develop critical and integrative ways of thinking about theory and research in social psychology. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, PSY150. Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of Play Therapy including the theories and principles involved in its practice. By the nature of the subject, learning-by-doing is emphasized. The course involves hands-on-experience directly associated with the theoretical ideas outlined in the course readings, with the overall aim to facilitate self-expression and the development of one’s creative potential in a non-threatening way. At the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of the use of Play Therapy as a healing modality and how it can be applied when working with various age groups for clinical and non-clinical populations. Prerequisites: GE105, PSY101 or PSY150, PSY220. Credits 3
The social psychology seminar constitutes an interdisciplinary field of study, concerned  with how psychological processes help illuminate concepts, principles and theories social scientists use to better understand other areas of interest like politics, culture, sociology or marketing. Various contexts may be addressed, including cultural, social, historical,  economic, and political with the primary goal of advancing students’ understanding of how such factors impact the lives of populations. Some of the major lines of advanced social psychology theory and research as well as their applications to human life can be explored in this course. The applications of this course may include group decision-making, personality characteristics of leaders and followers; racism and stereotyping, and their impacts; the influences of emotion and cognition on decisions; the origins of violence and genocide; and relations and interactions within and between groups as in business relations and the workplace in general. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, PSY150, PSY200. Co-requisites: PSY240. Credits: 3

Foreign Languages

Students must complete 2 sequential courses in the same language to fulfill the overall language requirement

Introduces the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and develops basic communicative skills in the language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course exposes students to the most relevant aspects of Hispanic culture through the class sessions, as well as through assigned introductory reading. Audio-visual materials used throughout the course will enhance students’ listening and speaking skills. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3 

Teaches students to understand and to speak a basic level of Spanish and to get acquainted with the Hispanic culture. The course’s main objective is to enable the student to use sentences and expressions of everyday life. It expands  on  the  grammar and vocabulary introduced in GE107 and enhances students’ knowledge of Spanish through the basic communicative skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing, while focusing on conversational skills. Prerequisites: GE107. Credits: 3
Enables the student to become a basic user of the foreign language. Students continue the development of the basic communicative skills in Spanish. Further grammatical phenomena and vocabulary develop their knowledge of the  language. Exposure to texts concerning the Hispanic culture help students analyze the most relevant cultural and social aspects. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. Prerequisites: GE107, GE108. Credits: 3
Continues the development and mastery of the communicative skills in Spanish. This course is the second of the intermediate Spanish language sequence. Students get acquainted with most grammatical phenomena, expand their vocabulary (by becoming familiar with idioms of every day language), and develop their writing competence and further their communication skills. At the end of the course, students will be at level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference), able to take the corresponding exam for the A2 Diploma. Prerequisites: GE107, GE108, GE109. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the Arabic language. Through classes students are exposed to the particularities of the Arabic language and culture. Students develop writing, listening and speaking skills through traditional in-class exercises and audio visual material, and engage in language production through formally and informally structured conversations and paragraph writing. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3
Teaches students essential grammatical phenomena that will enable them to read a wide range of texts that reflect everyday interaction. At the same time the course develops their writing, listening, and speaking skills. Specially designed audiovisual material is used to give students an idea of life in Arabic-speaking countries and to familiarize them with the socio-cultural background of the language. Prerequisite: GE116 Credits: 3
Introduces students to basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Students learn basic French grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of French culture in France and in French speaking countries around the world in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics. Prerequisites: None Credits: 3
Develops the basic knowledge acquired in Beginning French I, basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Students learn French grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present and past tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of French culture in France and in French speaking countries around the world in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics. Prerequisites: GE171 Credits: 3
Enables the student to become a basic user of the foreign language. Students continue the development of the basic communicative skills in French. Further grammatical phenomena and vocabulary develop their knowledge of the language. Exposure to texts concerning the French culture help students analyze the most relevant cultural and social aspects. Prerequisites: GE171, GE172 Credits: 3
Continues the development and mastery of the communicative skills in French. This course is the second of the intermediate French language sequence. Students get acquainted with most grammatical phenomena, expand their vocabulary (by becoming familiar with idioms of everyday language), and develop their writing competence and further their communication skills. At the end of the course, students will be at level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference), able to take the corresponding exam for the A2 Diploma. Prerequisites: GE171, GE172, GE173 Credits: 3

Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

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Developing the global citizen focuses on the themes of intercultural competence, social & personal responsibility, integrated learning from global, cultural, historical and political perspectives. From local to global, students will review and discuss issues of diversity, civic and democratic engagement, cyber-citizenship, corporate social responsibility, and intercultural communication. This includes gaining understanding of asymmetrical globalization and unequal power relations, promoting engagement in global issues, and an ethical relationship to difference. As with the “butterfly effect” what one chooses to do individually affects the larger society towards growth and positive change. Using an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach the course outcomes aim to enhance students’ self-awareness as global citizens while working towards attainment of the university’s mission.Prerequisite: GE105; Co-requisite: GE106 Credits:3 
Introduces special topics and themes related to issues of ‘Values, Ethics & Social Responsibility’. This interdisciplinary course focuses one of several different disciplines each term, with professors from across the disciplines presenting the material from the perspective of their subject areas. The course involves discussion and critical analysis of various case studies and issues, which will be explored by students from the perspective of their own communities and cultures. The course also explores how differences in world view affect the wider communities. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106. Co-requisites: GE115. Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide a practical overview to the management of environmental issues as practiced in today’s business world, and how these issues are likely to develop in the future. Environmental Management and Sustainability provides the basic foundations to those pursuing careers in private business, environmental consulting or government. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE155. Credits: 3
The course aims to present the essential cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America countries; thus, students get acquainted with topics such as history, geography, society, art, tradition and everyday culture of the Hispanic people from the afore mentioned countries. Prerequisites: None; Co-requisite: GE105. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of business organizations, the management objectives these organizations set and the contemporary issues they face. The course covers a wide range of topics including the conduct of business on a national and international scale, the ethics and social responsibilities of business enterprises, product development, commodity pricing, and the legal environment of business organizations. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Prepares students for intercultural communication challenges in organizations by addressing the communication skills necessary for effective cross - cultural organizational interactions. This course examines the cultural variables that may define as well as determine the course and success of these interactions within and between organizations. It focuses on the application of intercultural communication skills and insights to various fields, organizations, and situations in order to achieve organizational goals. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106. Credits: 3
The course aims to introduce students to the different approaches to studying film through semiotic analysis. The course explores how a society produces meanings and values in a communication system called semiotics, and specifically focuses on the medium of film. It familiarizes students with the industrial context of film production and film technology and examines film both as narrative and semiotic form. The course provides a brief overview of the language, the history and the reception of film through the examination of cinematic codes and conventions while considering a general theory of signs. By analyzing specific movies, students will learn to recognize different film movements and genres and discuss ideas of social, national, gender and politics representations. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106. Credits: 3
Explores the complex relationships between gender and language structure, use, and change, integrating perspectives from sociolinguistics and gender theory. Through readings, lectures, class discussions, and data analysis, students learn about gender - based differences in language use and communication and gender as a social construct that is shaped through language use; explore cross-cultural perspectives on language and gender; and examine the implications of language and gender research in institutional contexts, such as education, law, the media, and business. This course will appeal to students interested in a variety of professional fields, including English language teaching, journalism, psychology, and business. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG202. Credits: 3
Studies the music and musical cultures from around the world. Musical traditions throughout the world are considered through analytical, social, and aesthetic approaches. Introduction to the music and contexts of South America, Africa, India, Japan, and Indonesia. Topics include popular and folk music, music and ritual, communication, and self-expression, with consideration of modal structures, instruments, forms, and performance practices. Discussion of issues such as orientalism (i.e., Western representations of the Orient) and the need to develop cultural identities in once-colonized countries. Prerequisites: None; For non-music majors: GE142. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Introduces the science of Music therapy including basic concepts, knowledge, and skills. Addresses the challenges that affect clients who benefit from music therapy, and provides a platform for reflection of one’s own experiences. Case material showcasing work in a range of settings will be linked with the psychological theories that underpin clinical practice. Included are improvisation techniques used in music therapy, encouraging exploratory thinking about the emotional qualities of music, and is suitable for those wishing to broaden their understanding of how music can be utilized in health and education as a therapeutic tool. Prerequisites: GE105, PSY101 or PSY150; Co-requisite: GE142 or MU221 Credits: 3

Finance Major

Requirements -- 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

Concentrates on how to use financial concepts and techniques to solve practical business problems. Specifically, the course analyzes the role of a financial manager in making decisions regarding capital budgeting and the cost of capital. Capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and the interaction between financing and investment decisions under varying conditions of certainty and uncertainty are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330 Credits: 3 

Introduces students to the organization, functions, and managements of financial markets and institutions. Topics include the structure of financial markets and institutions, the management of assets and liabilities of institutions, the financial instruments and products offered for borrowing and investing, the flow of funds, the term structure of interest rates, and the effects of economic conditions and government policies on the performance of financial institutions and markets. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330
Co-Requisite(s): FI404. Credits: 3

Explores the fundamental principles and issues in the field of international finance. The course examines the organization and functions of foreign exchange markets, the participants’ effects on the performance of the markets and the balance of international payments. The course also looks at the determination and forecasting of exchange rates, the measurement and management of foreign exchange risks, the financing of international trade and investments, and capital budgeting in multinational corporations. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330
Credits: 3 

 

Analyzes the concepts and principles of financial investments including the different types of securities issued by government and business. The course also examines the structure and operations of equity securities markets, portfolio construction, revision and measurement of performances, as well as the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, and the development of investment strategies and control. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330, FI404, FI406 Credits: 3

Examines how the tools and concepts of modern finance are applied to maximize financial performances. The course covers topics such as financial analysis and forecasting; cost of capital and capital budgeting; capital structure; mergers and acquisitions and corporate financial policies. Case studies are used to illustrate how the application of concepts of corporate financial strategy can lead to better financial decisions for the enterprise. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330, FI404 . Credits: 3 

Explains what derivatives are and how they can be prudently used within the context of any underlying business activities. The course introduces the wide range of markets for financial derivatives and offers a broad overview of different types of derivatives, such as futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. Finally, the course explores the importance of financial derivatives to risk management in a corporate setting. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330, FI404, FI406, FI412 Credits: 3

Electives -- Select 2 courses / 6 credits (12 ECTS)

Focuses on the identification, analysis, and interpretation of financial and management accounting information. Financial statements are analyzed to assess the financial health and performance of the organization, including bankruptcy risk. Other topics include planning and forecasting, budgeting, cash flow and breakeven analysis, and working capital management. In general, it includes techniques and tools for planning, control, and decision making in an effort to achieve organizational goals.
Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS 240, BUS330 Credits: 3

Examines the nature and the role of money and the banking system in an economy. Topics include the theories and functions of money; the scope and functioning of the financial system; financial markets and interest rate determination; the organization, management and supervision of commercial banks and other institutions; and money supply processes and monetary policies. The course examines the role and functions of the central bank, monetary standards and credit availability, and the impact of Europe’s currency unification on the banking system. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS251, BUS330 Credits: 3 

Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring are an important part of a company’s list of actions that may lead to its corporate goals. Strategies and tactics will be analyzed in detail. The purpose of this course is to identify the perspectives that an organization might have by applying the above actions. Issues such as measuring and creating value will be developed. Finally, consideration in financial planning and restructuring will be examined. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330 Credits: 3

Concentrates on behavioral issues affecting financial markets and the corporate world. The course links the particularity of human behavior to aspects of the financial decision making process. The behavioral approach is introduced in issues such as market efficiency, risk assessment, investor behavior, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers & acquisitions and market timing. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS220, BUS221, BUS240, BUS250, BUS251, BUS330 Credits: 3

Information Technology Management Major

Requirements - 5 courses / 15 credits (30 ECTS)

Introduces programming using an object-oriented language. The course emphasizes problem solving and structured programming. Students completing the course should be able to: setup and use a visual software development environment; analyze and explain the behavior of simple programs involving the fundamental programming constructs covered by this unit; and modify and expand short programs that use standard conditional and iterative control structures and functions. Students design, implement, test, and debug a program that uses each of the following fundamental programming constructs: basic computation, simple I/O, standard conditional and iterative structures, and the definition of functions and write simple applications. Prerequisites: None Credits: 3

Networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW will be covered. Data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols will be studied along with installation, configuration, systems integration and management of infrastructure technologies. Prerequisites: None Credits: 3

Provides students with a good understanding of object-orientation programming and Java technologies. Equally important, students get hands-on experience with engineering programs in Java. They learn the basic language constructs as well as the most commonly used libraries, strings, and exceptions. Students work mostly in the computer laboratory using a popular programming environment. Prerequisites: IT150 Credits: 3 

Introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of designing, implementing and administering databases. Upon completion of the course students should be able to create logical data models of medium complexity, design the tables of a database and create the queries and reports required for using the database. Concepts such as normalization, concurrent processing, database administration, data distribution, integrity and security are thoroughly examined. SQL language as a data modeling and query language is also presented and the basic expressions are introduced.
Prerequisites: IT150 Credits: 3

Covers the systems development life cycle. The course examines the requirements and tools for collecting and structuring data, process modeling and data modeling, interface design and data management. Students acquire skills in using tools and techniques such as interviewing, producing use cases, prototyping and generating UML diagrams. The course provides hands-on experience in designing a system following the 3-tier architecture (presentation, middleware, data storage). Prerequisites: IT150, IT200 Credits: 3

Electives – Select 3 courses / 9 credits (18 ECTS)

Introduces students to the organization and architecture of computer systems, digital logic, low level instructions execution and system design. In particular, by the end of the course the student should be able to understand digital logic, fundamental building blocks (logic gates, flip-flops, counters, registers, PLA) and logic expressions; explain how a computer fetches from memory and executes an instruction; explain the relationship between the representation of machine level operation at the binary level and their representation by a symbolic assembler; write small programs and fragments of assembly language code to demonstrate an understanding of machine level operations; and use computer simulation packages to investigate assembly language programming. Prerequisites: IT150 Credits: 3

Addresses current and future trends in Information Technology. The course presents current market and research directions as influenced by consumers, industries and universities. Students learn the core concepts of information technology and its rapidly expanding role in solving problems and influencing decision making. This course discusses how emerging technologies evolve, how they can be identified and how they are affected by international, political, social, economic and cultural factors. Topics include the accuracy of past technology forecasts and means of improving such forecasts, international perspectives on emerging technologies, future customer trends and forecasting methodologies such as monitoring, expert opinion, trend analysis and scenario construction. Prerequisites: IT150, IT200, IT280 Credits: 3

Introduces students to digital economy, electronic commerce and electronic business operations. Most commonly encountered applications, business models, and entrepreneurial activities are explained both from technological and business perspectives. Essential components for building successful electronic commerce applications and business activities, capabilities and advantages of e-commerce technologies (i.e., how e-commerce technologies give birth to e-business, and the key information for Internet start-ups) will be also covered. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, IT100, BUS305, BUS340 Credits: 3

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