Course descriptions

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NOTE: Prerequisite for all keyboarding, notetaking, and computer applications courses­ – grade of C or better in the preceding course or equivalent coursework

101. Keyboarding for Information Processing. 3 hrs. Development of basic keyboarding skills useful to a broad spectrum of individuals and disciplines. Designed to enhance the individual’s potential for efficient processing of both words and data on the computer

102. Intermediate Typewriting and Introduction to Word Processing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: See Note. 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. College Note Taking. 3 hrs. Theory principles; emphasis on fluency of reading and writing; some dictation and transcription; laboratory included (JC 1213)

202. Advanced Note Taking. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: See Note. Review of alphabetic or machine shorthand principles with emphasis on advanced recording techniques, pre-transcription factors and transcription activities

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 Education I. 3 hrs. Microcomputer knowledge and skill development via document production utilizing integrated word processing and spreadsheet software

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

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)

410. Production and Integration Processes for Bus Ed. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: See Note . Advanced production and editing of documents with emphasis on speed and accuracy; completion of integrated projects using industry-current software

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 Vocational 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 and Vocational 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. Multimedia Design in Business Technology Education. 3 hrs. Skill development in web-based instructional pool and desktop publishing appropriate to teaching and managing business technology education

485. Administrative Office Management and Procedures. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study of the management of the electronic office emphasizing computerized office procedures

492. Special Problems in Business Education. 1-3 hrs. Study approved and directed by the department chair (Students undertaking a Senior Honor Project will enroll in IT H492.)

+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.)