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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
BSAD 241
Legal Environ II
Applies concepts explored in BSAD 240, Legal Environment I, in a business context. Emphasizes general substantive business law topics; i.e.: agency, partnerships, corporations, sales, negotiable instruments, and real property. Prerequisite: BSAD 240., Each semester at Clarion Campus. Spring, annually at Venango.|
BSAD 242
Methods Of Legal Resrch
Students learn the traditional legal research materials and brief writing techniques, including use of digests and citators. Emphasizes legal research in the area of administrative law. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Spring, annually, Venango only.|
BSAD 243
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Provides instruction regarding the administration of the probate estate as well as necessary documentation and filing requirements. Students gain understanding of various laws governing transfer of property at death as well as tax consequences of suc,h a transfer. Students also study creation of trusts and transfers during life. Concepts are applied to the actual drafting of wills, trusts, codicils, and ancillary documents. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Biennially, Fall Semester at Venango.|
BSAD 244
Administrative Law
In-depth study of various administrative law topics. Familiarizes students with statutes and regulations supporting Social Security, unemployment compensation, and workmen's compensation. Involves study of judicial precedent and mock hearing practice,. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Biennially, Spring Semester at Venango.|
BSAD 246
Civil Litigation
In-depth study of various court procedures, including discovery, that the legal assistant will use in supporting an attorney during litigation. Familiarizes students with the rules of court, including both criminal and civil practice. Instructs legal, assistants on how to prepare various court documents. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Offered at Venango.|
BSAD 247
Real Estate Law For Para
Includes estates in land, property sales contracts, deed preparation, title abstracts, searching courthouse records, adverse possession, easements, judgments and liens, tax sales, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Students learn to compl,ete all necessary documents involved in all real estate transactions and to prepare all histories of title so that the attorney may certify the title and complete closing. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Biannually, Spring Semester at Venango.|
BSAD 248
Legal Writing
Detailed study of the various writing tasks performed by a legal assistant. Students become proficient at writing pleadings, trial briefs, appellate briefs, legal memoranda, demand letters, and informational requests. Familiarizes students with vario,us briefing techniques and rules of style. Explores the required briefing forms of various courts and administrative appeal agencies. Prerequisites: BSAD 240 and 242. Fall, annually at Venango.|
BSAD 249
Field Experience
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BSAD 250
Criminal Law And Procedure
An introduction to the procedures and practice of criminal law. This course will examine the development of law and an analysis of the criminal system bureaucracy, including punishment, courts and police. This course shall survey the system from th,e initial contact with the offender through prosecution, sentencing and release to the community.|
BSAD 340
Environmental Law
A study of environmental law and policy in the United States. Explores the method in which business entities and environmental organization--government and nongovernment--achieve compliance. Focuses on case law providing legal remedies for environmen,tal torts and crimes. Prerequisite: BSAD 240. Spring, annually.|
BSAD 341
Internat Environ Law
A study of international law and agreements affecting the global commons. Examines the process by which international accord is reached and enforced and the effects of GATT and NAFTA on environmental regulation. Analyzes the effects of transfrontier,pollution, resource allocation and industrialization. Provides case studies involving the redress of environmental wrongs. Prerequisite: BSAD 240 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
BSAD 437
Inter Business Seminar
Focuses on developing an understanding of the problems and opportunities faced by international organizations. In order to best achieve both micro and macro perspectives in the study of international aspects of the business, students visit businesses, abroad for discussions with top-level executives. In addition to international travel, the students will meet with the instructor for a series of briefing and debriefing sessions. An additional three credits may be taken (for a total of six) on an i,ndividualized basis. Prerequisite: MGMT 320. Junior standing.|
BSAD 448
Adv Legal Writing And Research
Advanced legal research and writing procedures. Online research methodology shall be incorporated into the study of the various writing tasks performed by a legal assistant. The student will become proficient at writing pleadings, trial briefs, app,ellate briefs, legal memoranda, demand letters, and informational requests as well as the preparation of contracts for sale, deeds, leases and easements. Title abstracting, search for general liens tax liens, and property closing procedures will be,emphasized. The student will learn Motion Practice, Federal Practice and Discovery. Advanced legal research and writing techniques such as legislative history, argumentative briefs, depositions and interrogatories will be practiced.|
BSAD 490
Adm Decision Making
Requires students to synthesize what had been learned in the separate business fields and to utilize this knowledge in the analysis of complex problems. Emphasizes organizational and industry research and its application to strategic decision making,. Capstone course for a degree in business administration. Prerequisites: MGMT 320, MKTG 360, and FIN 370. Each semester.|
BSAD 491
Independent Study
Explores in depth a problem or area of business under the direction of a faculty member of the college. Prerequisites: 2.75 QPA and consent of both instructor and department head. Maximum credit granted in BSAD 491 is six credits.|
BSAD 494
Bus Executive Lecture
Introduces students to successful business practices. Several prominent business men and women from the local area give a series of lectures concerning their business philosophies and practices. Assists students in bringing together knowledge attaine,d from the business curriculum and suggesting practical applications of that knowledge. Prerequisite: MGMT 320.|
BSAD 503
Quant Anal For Bus Dec
Quantitative techniques and models which can be used for solving many of the problems that arise in business. Techniques include simple and multiple regression analysis, experimental design and analysis of variance, nonparametric tests, time series,analysis, decision theory. Opportunity is provided for students to become familiar with the use of several computer statistical software packages. Applications include domestic and international situations. Prerequisites: MBA Foundations courses in E,conomics and Business Statistics and Business Mathematics. Basic computer competency is required.|
BSAD 540
Legal Env & Eth Conduct In Bus
This course is design to provide the MBA student with an understanding of the concepts and issues related to the management of legal, ethical and social responsibilities of business organizations. Students learn the basic tools needed to manage a bus,iness in the legal environment in which it operates, to recognize and respond to ethical problems and social responsibilities of business, and to understand their personal responsibilities as business managers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.|
BSAD 637
Multi Bus Sem
This course incorporates an established program involving a consortium of American universities called the International Business Seminar. The program involves a variety of trips to different nations for meetings with top-level executives of various,organizations. The program is supplemented with a series of meetings with the instructors both before and after returning from the trips. Individual assignments are made, and a text which includes topical materials is provided. The assignments are of, a graduate-level caliber, and are expected to produce presentable and/or publishable papers. Participation in seminars is expected to be at the graduate level. Should the student take this course for six credits, additional research will be required|
BSAD 661
Global Environ Of Business
This course is designed to provide the MBA student with an understanding of the concepts, tools, and issues related to the strategic management of a modern business organization in the global environment. Students will be exposed to characteristics,of the international business environment in relation to core theories of international business. The skills needed by managers to make informed ethical business decisions in a diverse and complex global environment will be stressed. Prerequisites:, MBA foundation course in Macroeconomics.|
BSAD 690
Strategic Mgmt & Bus Policy
Examines the set of managerial decisions and actions that determine the long-run performance of an organization. Emphasizes the integrative concerns of business policy, environmental and strategic analyses, and creating competitive advantage. Taken, last MBA semester and after all foundation courses.|
BSAD 699
Special Problems
A thorough study of a business topic selected by the student from his or her area of major interest. It may take the form of research, readings, practical on-site applications, or a combination of these. Findings must be presented in a written paper,which the student may be required to defend orally before a committee of graduate faculty and/or graduate students. Prerequisites: One or more graduate courses in the area from which the special project is selected, and consent of the student?s advis,or.|
CHEM 50
Prep For Chemistry
Emphasizes development of verbal, mathematical, and abstract reasoning skills, and a basic scientific vocabulary needed to more fully explore the science of chemistry. Designed for students who may not have sufficient background for college chemistry,. Placement is recommended by the Department of Chemistry or it may be taken by students who feel a need to strengthen their skills prior to entering the normal sequence of chemistry courses. Course credits do not count toward graduation or general e,ducation science requirement. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 141
Freshman Seminar
Required of all freshman chemistry majors, this course provides an orientation to the university, to the faculty, and to the programs within the chemistry department including, among other topics, advisement, opportunities, curriculum and scheduling,, faculty expectations, laboratory safety procedures, facilities, career options, professional societies. The academic component, involving common readings, assignments, discussions, and attendance at seminars, is part of the course requirements.|
CHEM 145
Chem for Allied Health Sci I
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence covering the main topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry as they relate to the health sciences field. Topics include atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, energy,in chemical reactions, phases of matter, kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to hydrocarbons and organic chemistry.|
CHEM 146
Chem For Allied Sciences II
This course is the continuation of CHEM 145. CHEM 146 covers the principles of organic chemistry by functional groups plus the biochemistry of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, neurotransmitters and hormones. All topics are taught with an e,mphasis on health-related topics. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 151
Chem Principles I
Explores atomic theory, gases, solids, liquids, chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Intended for chemistry majors, pre-medical students, and others who desire a rigorous introductory course. CHEM 151 and 152 comprise the foundation for all sub,sequent courses in the major sequence. A strong background is desirable but not required. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 161. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 152
Chem Principles II
Includes second law, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, kinetics, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 151. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 162. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 153
General Chemistry I
Initial course in the fundamental concepts of chemistry for students not majoring in chemistry; it can serve as a preparation for CHEM 254 or as a general education elective. Includes atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and,the physical states of matter. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 163. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 154
General Chemistry II
Continuation of CHEM 153. Includes a discussion of solutions, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction.. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 164. Prerequisite: CHEM 153. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|