Course descriptions

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102. Keyboarding and Introduction to Word Processing. 3 hrs. *See prerequisite below. Ability to type by touch. A thorough review of manipulative input devices with an emphasis on formatting. Letter styles, manuscripts, and tabulations are covered, utilizing industry-current software.

200. Introduction to Business Communication. 3 hrs. Basic mechanics of grammar usage and punctuation for business communications

201. Introduction to Educational Technology. 3 hrs. Introduces students to the concepts and principles of using a computer as an instructional tool with special emphasis on application software use and the Internet

202. Administrative Communication/Notetaking. 3 hrs. Theory principles; emphasis on fluency of reading and writing; some dictation and transcription; laboratory included (JC 1213)

332. Professional Presence and Influence. 3 hrs. A study of professional presence as related to business dress, appearance, and behavior and its impact on interpersonal and professional relationships.

361. Computer Applications in Business Technology I. 3 hrs. Microcomputer knowledge and skill development via document production utilizing integrated word processing and spreadsheet software

363. Computer Applications in Business Technology II. 3 hrs. Microcomputer knowledge and skill development via document production utilizing integrated database and presentation software

365. Computer Applications in Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Pass the BTLE. Skill development in the use of computer technology appropriate to teaching, learning and managing education

375. Web-Based Tools. 3 hrs. Apply principles of effective Web page design to develop and maintain Web-based instructional materials. Learn how Web-based instructional tools can enhance learning.

380. Organizational Communication. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ENG 101, 102 and junior standing. A study of communication in business organizations and the application of theory and methodology with emphasis on writing letters and reports (WI)

395. Emerging Instructional Technologies. 3 hrs. A study of design principles applied to the development of professional, persuasive and interactive instructional presentations

447. Human Relations in Instructional Technology. 3 hrs. A study of human behavior and interpersonal dynamics within the industrial organization and environment. Primarily for industrial educators.

451. Teaching Skill-Based Subjects in Business Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ACC 200, CIS 313, and Gold Card. Preparation of prospective business teachers to teach accounting, keyboarding and other skill subjects

452. History and Philosophy of Vocational Education. 3 hrs. History, concepts, office occupations, employment opportunities, procedures and techniques (WI)

453. Techniques of Coordination. 3 hrs. A study of the techniques, procedures, problems, etc., in the operation of cooperative education programs

456. Methods in General and Career/Tech Business Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIS 313, IT 451, and Gold Card. Preparation of prospective business teachers for certification in intensive business training and vocational office training

456L. Methods in General & Career/Technical Business Education Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIS 313, IT 451 and Gold Card. Corequisite: IT 456. A course designed to relate the study of theory to practical experience in a business education setting

465. Educational Technology Applications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Basic computer-literacy. Course prepares students to integrate technology into the teaching and learning processes by using appropriate technology tools.

467. Desktop Publishing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy. Microcomputer production of typeface/graphics enhanced media designed to be both pleasing in appearance and effective in communication

468. Instructional Animation Development. 3 hrs. Apply instructional design principles in educational environments to develop instructional animations

469. Computer Based Instructional Technology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy. Interactive instructional design and applications for effective presentations

485. Instructional Technology Capstone. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Design, development, and presentation of practical instructional technology project

492. Special Problems in Instructional Technology. 3 hrs. Individualized project relevant to the student's skill specialty. Scholarly research paper or instructional project on an approved research topic or instructional problem

+493. Student Teaching in Business Technology Education. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: All courses required for major. Supervised field-based experience in secondary business technology education; repeatable to 12 hours


The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)