Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
ACCT 301 Accounting for Nonaccounting Managers (3)
(May not be applied toward a major in accounting.) A survey of accounting principles relevant in making business decisions on the basis of financial information. The aim is to apply critical thinking skills and ethical principles to accounting issues. Topics include internal controls, financial reporting, analysis of financial statements, and elements of managerial accounting and budgeting. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 301, MGMT 301, or MGST 301.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85121 6850 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Wills, Stephen G Syllabus Course Materials
BEHS 320 Disability Studies (3)
An interdisciplinary study of disability issues that focuses on understanding and evaluating traditional and current interpretations of the meaning of disability. The goal is to interact and communicate effectively and appropriately in situations relevant to issues of disability. Topics include the construction of images of people with disabilities; attitudes and actions toward those with disabilities; approaches taken by major social institutions (e.g., law, education, religion, the arts) toward disability; distinctions between different models of disability; and current issues in disability studies.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
84980 6865 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Del Rossi, Michael A Syllabus Course Materials
BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management (3)
(For students with little or no business background. Recommended preparation for many other BMGT courses.) An introduction to the fundamental concepts of business management and leadership. The objective is to understand the interrelated dynamics of business, society, and the economy. Discussion covers business principles and practices in the context of everyday business events and human affairs and from a historical perspective.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85126 6810 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Perry, Charles L Syllabus Course Materials
CMIT 202 Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting (3)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A thorough review of computer hardware and software, with emphasis on the application of current and appropriate computing safety and environmental practices. The goal is to evaluate, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and operating systems.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85080 6855 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Nailen, Charles D. Syllabus Course Materials
CMIT 265 Fundamentals of Networking (3)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85087 6815 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Adewale, Emmanuel Syllabus Course Materials
CMIT 321 Ethical Hacking (3)
(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85131 6860 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Swartwood, Brandon Dean Syllabus Course Materials
COMM 300 Communication Theory (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to communication theory. The objective is to apply communication theory and evaluate communication situations. The basic theories of human communication, mass communication, and new media and technology are explored. Focus is on the relationships among communication theory, research, and practice. Topics include intra- and interpersonal communication, public communication, mass media, and contemporary issues associated with mediated communication.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85311 6855 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: McMillan, Monica L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
84994 6850 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
HIST 365 Modern America (3)
"A comprehensive survey course that examines the history of the United States from 1933 to 2001. Discussion will focus on the expanding federal government, the Cold War and its legacy, the struggle over constitutional rights and the changing landscape of American culture, society and politics. The goal is to understand the impact of domestic and global issues on American society."
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85172 6820 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Surmiller, Amber A. Syllabus Course Materials
HRMN 300 Human Resource Management (3)
A basic study of the strategic role of human resource management. The objective is to apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to a working environment. Topics include employment laws and regulations, diversity in a global economy, total rewards management, and training and development for organizational success. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 360, HRMN 300, or TMGT 360.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85254 6815 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Stofer, Janice Syllabus Course Materials
HUMN 344 Technology and Culture (3)
"An interdisciplinary survey examining the impact technology has on human culture. The objective is to evaluate the influence technology has on the human experience, employ interdisciplinary knowledge on issues of technology and culture, and communicate in writing and oral presentation the results of critical reflection and cultural criticism. Topics include technology and history, misinformation and disinformation, social media, ethics, the arts, race and gender, transhumanism, and technology and the self."
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85326 6810 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Castaneda, Ivan E. Syllabus Course Materials
IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
(Access to a standard office productivity package, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, required.) An introduction to data and the range of technologies (including hardware, software, databases, and networking and information systems) that provide the foundation for the data-centric focus of modern organizations. The objective is to apply knowledge of basic technical, ethical, and security considerations to select and use information technology (and the data that arises from technology) effectively in one's personal and professional lives. Discussion covers issues related to technology as a vehicle for collecting, storing, and sharing data and information, including privacy, ethics, security, and social impact. Applied exercises focus on the manipulation, analysis, and visualization of data and effective data communication strategies. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 301, CAPP 101, CAPP 300, CMST 300, IFSM 201, or TMGT 201.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85210 6820 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Hendrix, Marshciene Syllabus Course Materials
MRKT 310 Marketing Principles (3)
(Not open to students who have completed MRKT 311. Not applicable to the certificate in Digital Marketing.) A foundation in the principles of marketing used to manage profitable customer relationships. The objective is to understand the pivotal role of marketing within both an organization's strategic plan and the marketing process and determine marketing strategies and tactics. Topics include consumer behavior, competitive analysis, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, branding, new product development, pricing, value chains, and marketing communications. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 350, MGMT 322, MRKT 310, or TMGT 322.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85014 6865 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Lovitch, Ira T Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
86471 6865 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Webster, Brettany L Syllabus Course Materials
WRTG 391 Advanced Research Writing (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in upper-level advanced writing.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Instruction and practice in academic research skills. The objective is to critically analyze scholarly and other credible sources and effectively integrate source material into a complex argument. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing multiple sources in producing a literature review on a focused topic. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 391, ENGL 391X, WRTG 391, or WRTG 391X.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85046 6825 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Pollington, Mary F Syllabus Course Materials
WRTG 393 Advanced Technical Writing (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in upper-level advanced writing.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. Recommended: WRTG 291 or WRTG 293. A comprehensive, project-based study of applied technical writing. The aim is to design and develop appropriate and effective technical documents using strategies and technologies for a variety of audiences. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 393/393X, ENGL 393/393X, or WRTG 393/393X.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85037 6860 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Dickerson-Johnson, Phyllis Laverne Syllabus Course Materials
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