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  • Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has the third largest business program in Central Florida, with more than 4,000 annual enrollments.
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from a program advisory board comprising professionals from the regional business community and economic development agencies.
  • Capstone projects: Students complete capstone assignments focused on real-world projects.
  • Global learning: The program includes an integrated study aboard option for global learning. 
  • Job placement: The program has a proven track record of success with near-perfect job placement for graduates.
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Small class sizes: Seminole State's small classes allow more personal attention. Most classes have fewer than 30 students.
Business and Information Management
Type: Bachelor of Science
Major Code: BIM-BS
CIP: 1105212011

Program Description

Program Admission

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2024

Students must complete all Required Courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

This course involves an analysis of the law as a dynamic, social and political institution in the business environment, including contract law, torts and ethical consideration.
With the balance sheet as a reference point, this course provides an introduction and overview of the acquisition, financing and management of business assets.
This course introduces the principles of communication in the contemporary workplace. Standard messaging formats such as the memo, letter, and report and proper grammar, mechanics, and style are presented. Students learn techniques for writing informational, persuasive, sales, employment, positive and negative communications. Other topics include using the appropriate strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis, and communication through technology such as e-mail, online meetings, social media, and presentations.
This course covers the management and use of information technology (IT) in organizations with an emphasis on how management information systems impact business operations and decision-making. The impact of management information systems on business strategy and initiatives will be explored within an entrepreneurial, global context. Topics will include ethical and social issues, hardware and software, applications, networking, databases and telecommunications.
This course involves the development of simple high-level models and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulations is integrated into the course.
This course is an introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems emphasizing integrated strategy for management and integration of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.
This course studies project management components, tools, and processes from a business and information systems perspective. Students will apply project management tools and techniques to real-world business and information systems scenarios. The course also reviews the formation of project management and its requirements, including resources, work breakdown structures, project proposal justification, and risk management.
This course introduces the latest advances in business process technologies and management such as business process planning, business process requirements analysis, business process modeling, workflow system design and implementation. The course will emphasize both theoretical issues and hands-on experiences in business process management.
This course is a culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. This capstone course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course introduces the business student to the prominent theories and philosophies affecting management and leadership. Through an interdisciplinary lens, students learn the differences between management and leadership and acquire the skills necessary to develop leadership and management styles. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for adding value to an organization by applying management and leadership theory within a practical setting.
This course covers the introduction to the theory and practice of managing formal organizations, including planning, organization theory, human behavior and control.
This course covers a complete and comprehensive review of human resource management concepts.
This course is intended to provide an overview of concepts, tools and techniques necessary to build and operate a sustainable organization. Topics covered include the role of leadership in sustainability, organizational design issues, capital investment, costing and risk management systems, incentives and rewards, measurement of social, environmental and economic impacts, green marketing concepts and internal and external reporting.
This course covers issues involved in the multinational management of business firms with an emphasis on comparative management.
This course provides the essential knowledge of how contemporary organizations create and communicate value to build and maintain customer relationships while benefiting the organization and its stakeholders. Students will review the impact of marketing on business revenue, the relationship of marketing to other organizational functions, and the development of marketing plans and strategies in domestic and international marketplace settings.
This advanced course covers the methodologies employed in a successful selling process. Course will include applications of selling techniques, understanding buying behavior and the employment of negotiating skills in the selling cycle. The essential sales theories and principles are developed and practiced through student involvement in sales presentations.

Any Upper or Lower Division Electives

12 Credits

Exclusive of courses with a number beginning with zero or courses designated as non-transfer.

Specialization courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

This course exposes students to data analytics applications and concepts that provide a foundation for data-driven decision making in business and organizational settings. The course will place special emphasis on hands-on labs using contemporary applications such as SAS Studio to access, explore, prepare, and analyze data in the real world.
This course introduces students to data manipulation techniques to access, transform, and summarize data in business and organizational settings. Students will use contemporary business and data analytics tools such as SAS Studio and Python libraries to explore data for managerial purposes to identify and improve day-to-day operations.
This course introduces students to data preparation, discovery, and report creation using Visual Analytics tools. Students will use contemporary tools such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau to invoke an understanding of data interpretation and its role in creating business value by obtaining and manipulating data using current software and techniques.
This course provides students with advanced visual analytics features, including data preparation, exploration, and report creation. Topics covered include data quality, visualization and exploration, geographic analysis, forecasting, network analysis, path analysis, and text analytics. Students will use contemporary tools such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau to form an understanding of how to obtain, manipulate, and visually interpret data.

Specialization courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

This course is focused on understanding business practices that are involved with intellectual properties or patentable technologies. These unique businesses frequently present characteristics and growth challenges significantly different from main stream non-technical businesses. A practical understanding of these distinctions is critical to technology commercialization.
This course is intended for students interested in starting or growing a small business. Students will analyze atypical business scenarios and apply critical thinking and generally accepted business development principles to identify appropriate growth strategies.
This course augments the financing skills specifically needed by the successful entrepreneur. The course focuses on specific tools and knowledge needed to build and maintain a solid financial foundation for a profitable business. It will provide students with essential skills and knowledge needed to develop effective small business finance strategies, priorities and practices.
This course involves the application of contemporary digital media technologies to marketing strategy development and decision-making.

Specialization courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

This course teaches students about the strategic use of compensation and benefits systems for the purposes of attracting, retaining and motivating a competitive workforce. The course also covers job analysis, job description and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. In addition, students analyze the influence of unions and government in determining the compensation of the labor force, including compensation of both hourly workers and managerial employees.
This course is an in-depth study of wage and nonwage related benefits made available to employees by the firm and various related social and governmental programs. Topics include retired health care benefits, life insurance, disability insurance and employer-sponsored health insurance programs.
This course focuses on professional development activities as performed by human resources specialists or organizational specialists. Theory, issues, practice and problems are discussed. Topics include talent and performance of management to ensure that the knowledge and skills, abilities and performance of the workforce meet current and future organizational and individual needs.
This course analyzes the federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including wage and hour laws, EEO and affirmative action programs. Students will address human resource issues such as employee benefits, insurance, workers compensation, safety, health, employees' personal rights and collective bargaining legislation.

Specialization courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

A study of budgeting and cost control systems, including a detailed study of manufacturing cost accounts and reports, job order costing and process costing. Includes introduction to alternative costing methods such as activity-based and just-in-time costing. Reviews planning of profit, cost, sales, cost and profit analysis, profit performance, pricing decisions and measurement.
This course deals with financial accounting practice and theory, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the conceptual framework, accounting information systems, including financial statement reporting and disclosures, the time value of money, cash controls, accounting and reporting for cash, receivables, inventories and long-term assets.
This course is a study of database design and management. Topics include the relational model, data modeling, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), database design, query languages, big data, and data warehouses.
An introduction to the Python programming language to include control data structures, functions and web implementation.
This course provides students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur or to implement change within an organization as an intrapreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered. Students will study cases of business and develop an in-depth business plan.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of business. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course provides an overview of technology and information systems employed in the healthcare industry today. Topics include the Internet and health, growing use of information technology in health, electronic medical records, protecting privacy, technical considerations, health applications of the Internet and telemedicine, public policy issues, organizational issues and technical issues and challenges.
Course topics include the structured design and development of information systems. Quality control, security and testing will be emphasized in the information systems lifecycle.
This course introduces the core concepts, tools, and techniques of Agile Project Management and teaches how they align with traditional PMBOK-based project management. Students will explore the values and principles supporting Agile theories and various frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. Finally, students will review commonly used Agile tools and industry-recognized certifications.
This course reviews the enabling technologies in Knowledge Management in the context of contemporary technologies and organizational practices. Students will explore the diffusion of knowledge management into the organization by applying the terminology, techniques, and technologies to create real-world KM solutions that address complex organizational problems.
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to develop and assess the opportunities and limitations of artificial intelligence business solutions.

Any other courses offered in a BIM Specialization

Specialization courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

This course involves the application of contemporary digital media technologies to marketing strategy development and decision-making.
This course introduces students to social media and e-marking functions and strategies that are essential to consumer involvement, community engagement and customer relationship management.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is becoming an important strategic tool in consumer goods, firms, financial, health and tourist services, business-to-business firms and in all of eMarketing.
A study of the metrics and systems needed to receive a return on every sales and marketing investment made. The course focuses on tools and approaches to gauge the impact of marketing expenditures.
Foundation courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities, including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.

Note: both courses are required. One will be in the Foundation area and the other will be a Social Science course in the General Education area.

This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
English I Gen Ed Core
3
Credits
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will compose essays that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated, and well-focused. The analysis of texts and vetting of information will help inform student writing. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for degree seeking students.
This course allows students to further develop their writing with an emphasis on process, rhetorical awareness, and research. Students will analyze a range of texts in order to strengthen critical thinking skills. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension. The course addresses communication in the personal, career and global spheres.

Three credits from Area A and three credits from Area B

This humanities course is designed to introduce students to the critical study of human culture and its varied expressions across time. Students will employ interdisciplinary methods of analysis through engagement with cultural artifacts in order to develop a foundational understanding of the human experience and its connection to culture. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This humanities course is designed to introduce students to the critical study of human culture and its varied expressions across time. Students will employ interdisciplinary methods of analysis through engagement with cultural artifacts in order to develop a foundational understanding of the human experience and its connection to culture. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities for degree seeking students.
The design of this course creates a diverse learning community for students in the Liberal Studies program. The course is a multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary study of the arts, performing arts, literature, history and philosophy with special focus on race, gender and class. Honors level material. The course satisfies three credits of General Education requirements in Humanities and partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030.
A course designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of humankind's cultural heritage in the prehistoric, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Judaic, Greek and Roman periods. Representative works in art, music, literature and philosophy will be studied. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of humankind's cultural heritage in the Early Christian and Medieval periods. Representative works in art, music, literature and philosophy will be studied. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of the creative process and world culture. Representative works in art, literature, music and philosophy will be studied from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of the creative process and world culture. Representative works in art, literature, music and philosophy will be studied from the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to study representative works of the 20th and early 21st centuries in the performing arts, visual arts, music, literature, film and philosophy so that the student will appreciate the foundations of the 20th century and allow projections into the future. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course will also show how technology interacts with culture in the contemporary world. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to study representative works of the 20th and early 21st centuries in the performing arts, visual arts, music, literature, film and philosophy so that the student will appreciate the foundations of the 20th century and allow projections into the future. Global culturalism will be incorporated into the course content. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course will also show how technology interacts with culture in the contemporary world. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the contributions of women in the humanities. It will examine their contributions to literature, art and music from the Classical period to the present day. Students will learn about the production of the arts throughout these periods. Fine arts, music, and literature will all feature. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the contributions of women in the humanities. It will examine their contributions to literature, art and music from the Classical period to the present day. Students will learn about the production of the arts throughout these periods. Fine arts, music, and literature will feature. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Indian and Southeast Asian cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the basic myths underlying culture, their manifestation in the arts and their diffusion throughout South and Southeast Asia. Representative works in literature, mythology, philosophy and the visual arts will be studied. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Honors Asian Humanities is designed to introduce the student to the cultures of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia. The basic myths underlying culture will be studied as well as their manifestation in the arts. The course will explore the development of Indian thought with special emphasis on early Buddhism and the development of Mahayana Buddhist schools. Representative works in literature, mythology, philosophy and the visual arts will be studied. Archeological rites in Cambodia, Burma and Thailand will be studied as examples of myth in architecture. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to explore African American cultures and artistic manifestations and to promote increased awareness, understanding, and aesthetic appreciation of African American heritage. Pre-European African influences to modern cultural values of African American societies will be examined. Contemplative objects representing both visual and performing arts will be studied in their historical context. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to explore African American cultures and artistic manifestations and to promote increased awareness, understanding, and aesthetic appreciation of African American heritage. Pre-European African influences to modern cultural values of African American societies will be examined. Contemplative objects representing both visual and performing arts will be studied in their historical context. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to Latin American cultures and to promote the understanding and appreciation of its cultural heritage. Ancient to modern cultures will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on cultural roots and myth as well as artists' commitment to social and political struggle. Representative works in the visual arts, literature and music will be studied. No knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to Latin American cultures and to promote the understanding and appreciation of Latin American heritage. Ancient to modern cultures will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on cultural roots and myth as well as artists' commitment to social and political struggle. Representative works in the visual arts, literature and music will be studied. No knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce students to the cultural contributions of members of the LGBTQ community and to promote a better understanding, awareness and appreciation for this culture's unique traditions. Emphasis will be placed on the origins of the culture and on the historical context of the production and use of artistic creation. Expressive cultural artifacts will be the primary focus of study. These include visual and performance art as well as works of literature. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Discussions of the moral problems of contemporary society such as abortion, the sexual revolution, war, violence, aging, civil disobedience, modern medical practices and other issues take place in this course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course covers fundamental philosophical questions of the human condition including: discussions of existence, identity, ethics, culture, free will, personhood, politics, distributive justice, and much more. Students engage in deep critical thought, analysis of philosophical perspectives including their own, and ultimately gain perspective on how philosophy manifests itself in every aspect of our lived experience. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement.
This course covers fundamental philosophical questions of the human condition including: discussions of existence, identity, ethics, culture, free will, personhood, politics, distributive justice, and much more. Students engage in deep critical thought, analysis of philosophical perspectives including their own, and ultimately gain perspective on how philosophy manifests itself in every aspect of our lived experience. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement.
This course is an ideological study of the major religions of the world emphasizing the relationships of their major tenets to our modern society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
American Literature I is a survey of the historical and cultural development of American belles-lettres from 1630 to the late nineteenth century with attention to the influence of prevalent ideas and expressions of the age. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is a survey of the historical and cultural development of American literature from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. It focuses on the fiction, poetry and drama that precede and constitute the Modern Era. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will provide a brief, but comprehensive study of the writing styles of selected African American writers. This study will include a historical perspective of the racial climate in American society, the connection between literature by African Americans and will examine current criticism on selected texts. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Art Appreciation Gen Ed Core
3
Credits
This course introduces students to art from a variety of cultures and historical contexts. Topics include major art movements, varieties of materials and aesthetic theories. Coursework covers formal terms, elements and principles common to the study of art and architecture. The course stresses the relationship of design principles to various art forms including, but not limited to, sculpture, painting and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods and media and students will have an increased vocabulary of art terminology. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from Paleolithic man to the Early Renaissance. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from the 16th century to the present. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to help students become more active, critical viewers of films and to be able to communicate that understanding in writing. Like written forms of literature, movies are texts that can be analyzed and interpreted. Students will view a number of films from different time periods, genres and artistic approaches. Lectures will concentrate on the narrative and stylistic elements used by film makers. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030 and the Humanities Area B General Education requirement.
This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the cinematic arts of a particular national cinema and to encourage them to think globally. Emphasis will be given to internationally recognized filmmakers of foreign cinemas and their recent new directors. Students will watch and analyze numerous films. They will study the aesthetics of film language as well as the social and cultural conditions that produce the cinema. The course will encourage student understanding of the intellectual, spiritual and moral issues that unite people despite differences in time, place, language and culture. Specific film content may vary from term to term. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030 and the Humanities Area B General Education requirement.
This course is a survey of the development of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times through the eighteenth century with attention to the historical background, the continuity of essential traditions and the characteristic temper of successive periods. Major emphasis is on the Old English, Middle English and Renaissance periods. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
British Literature II emphasizes the relevance of Romanticism, Victorianism and the first half of the twentieth century to contemporary thought. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and applications of analytical and theoretical approaches to literature. Students will employ critical thinking in their interrogation of the texts. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and applications of analytical and theoretical approaches to literature. Students will employ critical thinking in their interrogation of the texts. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree-seeking students.
This course will explore trends and influences in literature from World War II to the present. Contemporary literature will be examined as a reflection of the philosophy of modern life and as a reflection of the student's world. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will explore trends and influences in literature from World War II to the present. Contemporary literature will be examined as a reflection of the philosophy of modern life and as a reflection of the student's world. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to create an awareness of the ideas, techniques and historical relationships in world literature from the Enlightenment to the present. The Enlightenment, Romanticism, the 19th Century (Realism and Naturalism) and Modernism will be studied. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to create an awareness of the ideas, techniques and historical relationships in world literature from the Enlightenment to the present. The Enlightenment, Romanticism, the 19th Century (Realism and Naturalism) and Modernism will be studied. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course traces the historical origins, characteristics and stylistic developments of rock music from a musical and sociological perspective. This course is not recommended for music majors. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to primary forms and genres of blues and jazz music in both their historical and cultural context. Blues and jazz will be explored methodically as a distinctly American contribution to world music. The course will feature lecture and performance presentations by some of Florida's better known musicians and commentators. Literary and visual images of blues and jazz idioms will be incorporated into the course content. Assigned readings with active listening are an integral part of the course. The student will be introduced to Internet resources on the subject of blues and jazz themes. Students will be required to compose a journal with reactionary criticisms of blues and jazz guests and must complete a project that presents biographical and musical materials about a selected blues or jazz musician. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course fulfills the Area B Humanities requirement.
Open to all students, this course is designed for the musical layman and is a survey course devoted to music in world civilization. Included is a study of the music relating to the background of the life and other arts of the times. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is designed for the musical layman and is a survey course devoted to music in world civilization. Included is a study of the music relating to the background of the life and other arts of the times. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree-seeking students. Honors level content. Permission from Honors Director required.
This course will explore the dramatic form and structure of a play. Students will read and analyze the script in order to study the playwright's intentions, methods and meanings. The script will be examined as a blueprint for production and performance. This course partially fulfills the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course surveys the art of theatre. Students will learn about the process of creating theatre through study of the production process and the many artists who participate in the creation of theatre. Through videos and attendance at live theatre, students will also learn the various forms of theatre, such as tragedy and comedy and various modes of presentation, both presentational and representational. Students will also be introduced to theatre's historic roots and its diversity as expressed in various cultures throughout the globe. This course contains a reading and writing component. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This course surveys the art of theatre. Students will learn about the process of creating theatre through study of the production process and the many artists who participate in the creation of theatre. Through videos and attendance at live theatre, students will also learn the various forms of theatre, such as tragedy and comedy and various modes of presentation, both presentational and representational. Students will also be introduced to theatre's historic roots and its diversity as expressed in various cultures throughout the globe. This course contains a reading and writing component. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
Courses must be taken from three areas. Three credits must be taken from History
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.

Social Science Course: Area A, C, D, E, or F

3 Credits
United States History to 1877 Gen Ed Core Civic Lit
3
Credits
In this course, students will examine United States history from before European contact to 1877. Topics will include but are not limited to Indigenous peoples, the European background, the colonial period, the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, issues within the new republic, sectionalism, manifest destiny, slavery, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida State Civic Literacy requirement per Florida Statutes.
In this course, students will examine United States history from before European contact to 1877. topics will include but are not limited to indigenous peoples, the European background, the Colonial Period, the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, issues within the new republic, sectionalism, manifest destiny, slavery, the American Civil War, and reconstruction. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida State Civic Literacy requirement per Florida Statutes.
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. The Spanish-American War, World War I, and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century are examined as well. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida State Civic Literacy requirement per Florida Statutes.
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. The Spanish-American War, World War I, and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century are examined as well. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida State Civic Literacy requirement per Florida Statutes.
This course presents the history of Florida from the pre-Columbian era to the present with a special focus on Central Florida. Topics include pre-contact, colonial and modern periods with emphasis on political developments, population growth and associated social, economic and environmental issues.
This course will cover the role of women in American history from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis will be placed upon studying primary sources (historical artifacts) and secondary sources that demonstrate the contributions of women to the economic, social, and political development of the United States. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will cover the role of women in American history from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis will be placed upon studying primary sources (historical artifacts) and secondary sources that demonstrate the contributions of women to the economic, social, and political development of the United States. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course analyzes the background of Africans before the foundation of the United States. It examines the "Triangle Trade" and Africans in colonial and revolutionary America, including the lives of free Black Americans. The events and issues leading up to the American Civil War are included. This course concludes with a look at the late-19th and early 20th centuries. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course traces the rise of Western civilization from 1000 B.C.E. to the Renaissance, c. 1600. It emphasizes Greek civilization, including drama, mythology, philosophy and the origins of Greek democracy and then examines the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire followed by the rise of Christianity, Islam, the Byzantine Empire, the "Flowering of Medieval Culture" and the Christian Synthesis of the late Middle Ages. The European Renaissance and the Reformation including social, political and philosophical issues will be discussed. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course traces the rise of Western civilization from 1000 B.C.E. to the Renaissance, c. 1600. It emphasizes Greek civilization, including drama, mythology, philosophy and the origins of Greek democracy and then examines the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire followed by the rise of Christianity, Islam, the Byzantine Empire, the "Flowering of Medieval Culture" and the Christian Synthesis of the late Middle Ages. The European Renaissance and the Reformation including social, political and philosophical issues will be discussed. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course covers the period from c. 1600 to the present. Topics include the scientific revolution, the rise of absolute monarchy in Europe, the 18th-century Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The impact of Napoleon is addressed as is the Industrial Revolution. Cultural ideas from Romanticism to social Darwinism are analyzed. European imperialism, World War I and the rise of fascism lead to a discussion of World War II. The Cold War and the modern period conclude the course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course covers the period from c. 1600 to the present. Topics include the scientific revolution, the rise of absolute monarchy in Europe, the 18th-century Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The impact of Napoleon is addressed as is the Industrial Revolution. Cultural ideas from Romanticism to social Darwinism are analyzed. European imperialism, World War I and the rise of fascism lead to a discussion of World War II. The Cold War and the modern period conclude the course. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will use an interdisciplinary approach to create an introduction to both science and European history during the two related periods (such as Greek and Roman or Medieval and Renaissance). Students will examine major historical events, actors, ideas and cultural trends. They should also strengthen their skills in writing, reading and critical analysis. Each historical theme for study will correspond to a concept in science so that students will be able to approach architecture, military engineering and other elements of period life with modern scientific knowledge.
This course will cover the history of Latin America from 1492 to the present, emphasizing the multi-racial origins of Latin American countries, the development of political institutions, the relationship between Latin America and the U.S.A. and the response of modern Latin America to the challenges of democracy and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course explores the ways in which peoples across the world have engaged, conflicted and cooperated with one another since 1500 CE. We will emphasize the ways in which individuals and groups have experienced and influenced larger historical trends. Throughout the semester, we will learn how historians create knowledge and practice historical thinking and skills.
This course is a study of Differential and Integral Calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications to business analysis. It is designed to provide the student of business and social sciences a course in applied calculus. This course is not intended for the student who is required to complete the calculus series.

or higher level MAC prefix course

This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression, and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for degree seeking students and is the gateway course for majors in the Statistical Reasoning pathway. It is recommended that students without college-level math credits have completed a secondary-level course in Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, or Math for College Statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or higher before taking this course.
or higher level Statistics course

Courses must be taken from two different areas

This course is intended to familiarize students with the basic biology of yeast and fungi that are of medical importance. A survey of common mycotic infections and mycotoxicosis is presented. It includes basic hands-on laboratory exercises involving the microscopic examination of samples and isolates, collecting samples for culturing yeast and fungi, preparation, inoculation and incubation of media, identification of yeast and fungal morphotypes (both microscopic and on culture media) using dichotomous or pictographic schemes, field studies and laboratory experimentations.
This course is a study of the characteristics of living organisms. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, genetics, evolution and cellular organization will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors (see BSC 2010C). This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is a study of the characteristics of living organisms with emphasis on man. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, energy utilization and reproduction will be investigated. Laboratory exercises will emphasize basic principles of biology. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is a study of the characteristics of living organisms. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, genetics, evolution and cellular organization will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors (see BSC 2010C). Honors level content. Permission from Honors Director required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science Requirement for A.A. degree-seeking students.
This course provides an introduction to scientific inquiry in relationship to the human body, its systems and basic functions with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms. The structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors. This course does not fulfill the credit requirements for Biology majors.
This course is a study of interactions between living things and their biotic and abiotic environments with emphasis on the influence of humankind on natural systems and built environments. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors.
This course is a study of plant and animal interactions in their natural environment and the influence of man on these natural systems. Active learning components may include outdoor activities and/or field trips. Designed for non-majors. Honors level content. Permission of the Honors director is required.
This course is a primer to prepare students to succeed in a biology or anatomy and physiology courses. The course focuses on developing and improving study skills and emphasizes personal accountability. Course content includes a review of basic math, biology, chemistry and cells and introduces anatomical terminology and body basics. This course cannot be used as a substitute for BSC 2010C.
Anatomy and Physiology I - Transfer
Students will be introduced to the most common lifestyle on earth: parasitism! This course will be a broad survey of parasites of humans, domestic and wild animals. Major topics will include ecological and evolutionary aspects of parasite-host interactions with an emphasis on life cycles, anatomy and physiology of parasites and immunological, pathological and clinical responses of hosts to parasitic infection. The treatment and control of parasites will also be discussed.
This course is primarily for science majors or students with a strong biology background. It is a study of the molecular and cellular composition and function of living organisms. Emphasis will be given to structure, chemical metabolism and genetic mechanisms. Laboratory illustrates basic biological principles. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is a survey of the elementary aspects of the astronomical universe. Topics include the history and growth of astronomy, instrumentation, solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Star-gazing sessions and planetarium trips are included to identify the prominent constellations and stars. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is a survey of the elementary aspects of the astronomical universe. Topics include the history and growth of astronomy, instrumentation, solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Star-gazing sessions and planetarium trips are included to identify the prominent constellations and stars. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course will introduce students to the Earth as a complex and dynamic system. Focus will be on the solid Earth, the oceans, the atmosphere and interactions among these subsystems. Students will learn of the Earth's origin and place within the solar system. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree-seeking students.
This is a three-credit-hour General Education course with no prerequisites. Students will study the impact of human systems on the physical and biological environment as well as discuss possible solutions to today's environmental problems. Topics include ecology, natural resources, energy, pollution, population growth, urbanization and sustainability. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This is a four-credit-hour General Education course with no prerequisites. Students will study the impact of human systems on the physical and biological environment as well as discuss possible solutions to today's environmental problems. Topics include ecology, natural resources, energy, pollution, population growth, urbanization and sustainability. The laboratory will give students an analytical learning experience in environmental science, as well as teach them to apply the learned concepts to real world problems and issues. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This is a three-credit hour General Education course. Students will study the impact of human systems on the physical and biological environment as well as discuss possible solutions to today's environmental problems. Topics include ecology, natural resources, energy, pollution, population growth, urbanization and sustainability. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides an introduction to the fossil record of life on Earth. Focus will be on modes of preservation, identification of fossil material, evolution and the fossil record of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. A field trip may be required.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the earth system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and exosphere through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize lithosphere connections with humanity. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the earth system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and exosphere through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize lithosphere connections with humanity. Field trips may be required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students. Lab fee required.
This beginning course is designed to acquaint the student with the elementary physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics of the world ocean system. Emphasis is on Florida and its unique relationship with the ocean environment. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students.
This beginning course is designed to acquaint the student with the oceans, Earth's most dominant feature and their importance to all planetary systems. Focus will be on their physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics. Emphasis is on Florida and its unique relationship with the ocean environment. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students. Field trips may be included.
This honors level introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the oceans, Earth's most dominant feature and their importance to all planetary systems. Focus will be on their physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics. Emphasis is on Florida and its unique relationship with the ocean environment. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students. Field trips may be included. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director.
This beginning course is designed to acquaint students with the elementary characteristics of the atmosphere. Students with an interest in aviation would especially benefit from many units taught in the course. Units include a study of atmospheric structure, heat budget, winds, air pollution, local and regional weather forecasting and more. Weather products are downloaded from the Internet and used throughout the course. Optional field trips included.
This beginning course is designed to acquaint students with the elementary characteristics of the atmosphere. Students with an interest in aviation would especially benefit from many units taught in the course. Units include a study of atmospheric structure, heat budget, winds, air pollution, local and regional weather forecasting and more. Weather products are downloaded from the Internet and used throughout the course. Laboratory work will focus on the extracting of information from online weather resources and the use of other weather-related tools. Optional field trips included. Lab fee required.
This is a one-semester course for the non-science major designed to meet the General Education requirement. Presumes no chemistry or mathematics background. Basic chemical principles are covered and related to larger topics that may include the chemistry of water and the atmosphere, energy sources, natural and man-made materials and environmental issues. Laboratory exercises during the lecture may be used to complement course material. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This is a one-semester course for the non-science major designed to meet the General Education requirement. Presumes no chemistry or mathematics background. Basic chemical principles are covered and related to larger topics that may include the chemistry of water and the atmosphere, energy sources, natural and man-made materials and environmental issues. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This is a one-semester course for the non-science major designed to meet the General Education requirement. Presumes no chemistry or mathematics background. Basic chemical principles are covered and related to larger topics that may include the chemistry of water and the atmosphere, energy sources, natural and man-made materials and environmental issues. Laboratory exercises during the lecture may be used to complement course material. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This is a one-semester course designed to introduce the principles of chemistry to nursing and allied health students. It assumes no prior chemistry background. The course can also be used as a preparation for CHM 2045C. Topics will span general, organic and biological chemistry and cover problem-solving, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, bonding, gas laws, radioactivity, an introduction to organic chemistry, carbohydrates, acids/bases and other selected topics. Lab fee required.
This course serves as the first semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence. Topics covered include problem-solving, atomic and molecular structure, chemical formulas and nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, bonding models, gas laws, solutions and other selected topics. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course serves as the first semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence. Topics covered include problem-solving, atomic and molecular structure, chemical formulas and nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, bonding models, gas laws, solutions and other selected topics. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts of physics with application of everyday experiences are covered. Topics include kinematics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and special topics. This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the physical factors in our environment. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course contains a descriptive and quantitative study of kinematics, mechanics, energy and applications of mechanics. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied are kinematics, mechanics and applications of mechanics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This honors physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied are kinematics, mechanics and applications of mechanics. Lab is included. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is an overview of local, regional and global sustainability with the goal of helping students recognize and engage with the interplay between environmental, socio-cultural and economic forces that affect our ability to achieve sustainability. Topics will include the science of climate change, pollution, environmental ethics and politics, renewable energy and sustainability in the built environment.
Total Credits: 120

Gen Ed Core   Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course.

Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year and thereafter, students entering associate in arts, associate in science or associate in applied science, or baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least one (1) course from each of the general education subject areas listed in this section prior to the awarding of their degree. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses .

Civic Lit   Denotes that a class counts toward the course Civic Literacy Requirement.

The State of Florida requires that all students graduating from Seminole State College of Florida and other institutions in the Florida College System (FCS), as well as from any State University System (SUS) institution, fulfill a Civic Literacy Competency requirement prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. Requirements vary based on admit term and program. Please refer to this catalog’s Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the Civic Literacy Proficiency Requirement.

Foreign Language Proficiency

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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