Jan 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

Hospitality Tourism and Events (HTE)

  
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    HTE 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated up to 10 credits.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Learner outcomes vary by topic.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 303 - Hospitality Leadership


    Description:
    This course will communicate concepts that make up effective management leadership and management. Students will examine theoretical conceptualizations and established best practices in hospitality leadership (employee empowerment, setting expectations, benchmarking successes, globalization, and cross-cultural communication). Learning will focus on critical thinking, self-critique, roleplay, and negotiation of complex situations.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Construct effective strategic plans for the hospitality industry; including personal and organizational mission, vision, and value statements.
    • Apply management theories seminal to hospitality customer service situationally.
    • Evaluate the role of effective hospitality management in customer service settings.
    • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in internal and external hospitality customer service situations.
    • Interpret processes and outcomes of management and leadership styles within the hospitality industry.
    • Assess the impact of hospitality customer service on organizational successes.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/2019

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 309 - Facility Planning, Maintenance and Safety


    Description:
    Study of basics of site and facility development including laws and regulations, procedures, sustainable concepts, site analysis, populations, universal design, and utility of design. Formerly RT/RTE 309, a student may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify elements of effective communication.
    • Match student needs to campus resources and services.
    • Demonstrate interpersonal and intrapersonal growth.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/2019

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 310 - Customer Service Operations


    Description:
    Introduction to food and beverage operations in a variety of service outlets. Students will earn state-mandated certifications for food and beverage establishments while learning career pathways, supply chains, cost controls, upselling, and front-of-house operations.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate effective face-to-face customer service interactions.
    • Identify payment options.
    • Compose POS and PMS best practices and strategies.
    • Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
    • Recognize body language in customer service settings.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 313 - Career Planning and Preparation


    Description:
    Introduction to business environments specific to hospitality and tourism. The course will focus preparing students for an experiential workplace placement, including: job seeking skills; interviewing; networking; professional behavior; and crafting a social media presence.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to create a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter.
    • Formulate a professional job description.
    • Demonstrate an ability to interview effectively.
    • Demonstrate the process of networking.
    • Recognize social media faux pas.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 330 - Sustainable Resources for Tourism


    Description:
    The framework of sustainability is used to examine how values, policy, management, and practices direct and affect the use of recreation and tourism areas that are both natural resource-based and part of the built environment.  Formerly RT/RTE 330, students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the key historical figures in shaping environmental policy, to include Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold.
    • Identify relevant sustainability indicators addressing the environmental, cultural, and economic dimensions of a site specific resource management operation.
    • Develop a resource management plan for a local resource based recreation site. Site selection may include Manastash Ridge or the Helen McCabe Interpretive Center site.
    • Evaluate the application of appropriate management interventions.
    • Demonstrate the application of the Leave No Trace principles.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/6/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 331 - Sustainable Events: Best Practices


    Description:
    Students will explore contemporary issues, trends, and policies and practices that shape the event management field and how principles of sustainability affect planning, management and operations of special events. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern. Formerly RTE 331, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: HTE 374 or HTE 373D.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use the three dimensions of sustainability and relevance.
    • Apply the principles of sustainability for special events.
    • Summarize the steps used to analyze articles within the context of sustainability and event management.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of sustainability policy for current events.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 337 - Tour and Interpretive Program Development


    Description:
    Methods, techniques, and skills used in the planning, development, and presentation of resource based interpretive programs and visitor tours. This course will include theoretical understanding of the interpretive process and practice of new skills. Formerly RT/RTE 337, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the inter-relationships of tour operations and suppliers (hotels, cruises, rail, dining, shopping, attractions, etc.) and tourism infrastructure supporting tours
    • Apply strategies for managing group behavior to tour scenarios
    • Evaluate challenges to a tour manager’s ethical standards
    • Create an original tour itinerary
    • Evaluate pieces of interpretation
    • Research and create an original interpretive guide

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 351 - Online and App Strategies for HTE


    Description:
    Course will highlight the use of online media, Apps and other strategies to reach HTE customers and organizations. Formerly RTE 351, students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Utilize social media for effective marketing and planning
    • Identify strategies to reach the global market
    • Analyze online customer strategies and trends
    • Describe methods of reputation management
    • Identify and analyze apps and their functions in the travel and entertainment industry
    • Develop an industry related app

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 355 - Sustainable Tourism


    Description:
    Students will explore contemporary issues, trends, policies, and practices shaping the tourism field, and how principles of sustainable tourism are affecting tourism planning, management, and operations. Formerly RT/RTE 355, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify topical issues pertaining to sustainable tourism within the popular media.
    • Analyze the popular media articles using content analysis techniques to recognize and interpret critical issues within the context of sustainability.
    • Present key findings from content analysis in a professional manner.
    • Summarize the state of the field based on analysis, engagement in presentations, and interpretation of findings.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 361 - Hospitality Technology (Put on Reserve 9/1/2020)


    Description:
    This course will focus on software being used in the hospitality industries. Student will use software utilized in the profession to schedule facilities, programs and staff, register participants and track usage and revenue.  Formerly RT/RTE 361, students may only receive credit for one. (Put on reserve 9/1/2020, will go inactive 8/24/23)

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify POS and PMS software and their associated resources.
    • Model the customer satisfaction / technology dichotomy.
    • Predict the future of hospitality technology relying on trends and historical data.
    • Appraise the adoption and implementation of emerging technologies in the hospitality industry.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 371 - Tourism Essentials


    Description:
    Students will survey the global travel and tourism system, including consumer demand and motivations, tourism suppliers and intermediaries, modes of travel, visitor attractions, marketing and entrepreneurship, destinations, and impacts of tourism on people and communities. Formerly RT/RTE 371, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Incorporate the breadth of the global travel and tourism industry and system within their daily discussions
    • Analyze traveler motivations and the demand side of tourism
    • Assess the components of the supply side in tourism and specific careers within each
    • Evaluate the kinds of impacts that tourism development has on destinations
    • Evaluate the kinds of promotion applicable to the tourism product

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 373D - Convention and Meeting Management


    Description:
    Students will be presented with the mechanics of planning and managing meetings and conventions of a business nature. Formerly RT/RTE 373D, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify potential markets for business meetings and conventions; know their needs; and formulate content and schedules suited to a particular audience.
    • Identify the suppliers or agencies who provide meeting planning services (e.g. convention centers, hotels, corporate meeting planning agencies) and their products, especially sites.
    • Identify specific personnel in companies, associations, and the public who arc buyers of meeting and conference products and services.
    • Outline the basic steps in planning a meeting, including registrations, technology needs, associated risks, management of resources (HR, financial, contractual).
    • Compose a budget suitable to a particular meeting.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 373E - Resort Management


    Description:
    Presentation of management topics applied to the hospitality industry. Formerly RT/RTE 373E, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify types of resorts and industry trends, including mountain, beach, golf/tennis-based resorts
    • Understand Resort Planning, Development, Management, Marketing and Finance
    • Identify Resort Operations and the importance of recreational amenities
    • Outline the characteristics of Time Share Resort operations
    • Discuss the importance of guest activities
    • Explain the importance of retail operations
    • Distinguish the differences among spas, pools and indoor water parks
    • Describe Specialty Resorts
    • Examine the basics of floating resorts: Cruise Ship industry
    • Describe the Gaming Industry

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 374 - Festivals


    Description:
    Students will learn the purposes, mechanics, and leadership skills required for planning and executing community festivals and special events of a social nature. Formerly RT/RTE 374, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Articulate the historic roots of celebration within diverse communities.
    • Create a plan for an event, using appropriate psychographic factors affecting the event’s length, purpose and outcomes; needs assessment, and the phases of event leadership.
    • Develop on paper the resources for entertainment options and know how to stage the event experience.
    • Integrate technical specifications, and vendor contracting into the event plan.
    • Articulate the benefits of training and directing a diverse staff and volunteers.
    • Demonstrate leadership in terms of solving problems and act decisively.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 377 - The Gaming and Casino Industry


    Description:
    An overview of the casino industry including: traditional casinos, riverboats, historical perspective, legal, social, cultural and economic impacts, Native American gaming, regulation and control of gaming, and future trends in gaming industry. Formerly RT/RTE 377, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the history of gaming & correctly use gaming and casino terms
    • Assemble and summarize issues and trends in casinos and gaming
    • Evaluate the potential positive and negative impacts of gaming
    • Compose a personal informed opinion regarding impacts and value of gaming
    • Analyze common laws, regulations and controls of the gaming industry
    • Distinguish between casino types and their operations

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 379 - Cruise Line Industry


    Description:
    An overview of the cruise industry including: cruise lines, ships, history of cruising, human resource practices, marketing, design, terminology, and future trends. Formerly RT/RTE 379, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain principal cruise lines, principal cruising areas, cruise ship characteristics and deck plans
    • Evaluate the sales and marketing forces that apply to the cruise product
    • Illustrate the management of cruise functions and activities
    • Apply knowledge on management principles in cruise operations.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 393M - Leisure Service Agency Visitations: Community Centers


    Description:
    Field visits, usually from two to three days in duration. Review of facilities, programs, and clientele with agency leader/supervisor/manager. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Formerly RT 393M, students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (1-3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Understand the specific objectives of the visitation and prepare for the visitation.
    • Participate fully in the visitation.
    • Relate the experiential learning to classroom experiences.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 393N - Destination Marketing


    Description:
    Tourism development through the process of destination marketing is studied in connection with the process of understanding a destination’s development vision, while exploring the efforts of marketing, branding, tourism product development, communication strategies and evaluation tactics. Formerly RT/RTE 393N, a student may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply the key components of destination marketing to principles of destination tourism planning. 
    • Define the unique features of destination marketing and brand development
    • Evaluate the benefits of destination marketing to partnerships and community relations
    • Analyze destination markets including consumer behavior, segmentation and trends; both leisure and business

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    HTE 393Q - Leisure Service Agency Visitations: Transportation


    Description:
    Field visits, usually from two to three days in duration. Review of facilities, programs, and clientele with agency leader/supervisor/manager. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Formerly RT/RTE 393Q, students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (1-3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Understand the specific objectives of the visitation and prepare for the visitation.
    • Participate fully in the visitation.
    • Relate the experiential learning to classroom experiences.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Outcomes very by individual study topic.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    Formerly RT/RTE 398, students may only receive credit for one. May be repeated under a different topic up to 12 credits.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Outcomes vary by topic.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Outcomes vary by topic.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 405 - Hospitality Catering


    Description:
    Basics of off-premise catering including menu planning, budgeting, logistics, and marketing. NUTR 405, HTE 405, and HTE 505 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for more than one. Formerly RT/RTE 405, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the process and tasks needed to completely plan and implement an off premise catering event
    • Identify basic tasks and steps involved in catering an event including budgeting, menu planning, logistics, and service
    • Outline the management issues and concerns unique to off premises catering including marketing, financial management, human resources, and facilities.
    • Given a situation be able to identify safety and sanitation problems
    • Complete a business plan for a catering and event operation

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 419 - Applied Research and Evaluation


    Description:
    Basics of research design including problem identification, research and evaluation similarities and differences, sampling, survey development, methods and application, implementation, data analysis, and review of published research. Formerly FCS/FSCG/RTE 419, students may only receive credit for one. Course will be offered every year (Winter and Spring).

    Credits: (3)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the importance and relevance of research and evaluation
    • Demonstrate the application of research and evaluation to solve problems
    • Describe the similarities and differences between evaluation and research
    • Demonstrate how to select and apply appropriate research methods to generate data for industry specific evaluation and research.
    • Explain and apply sampling principles
    • Create a comprehensive research or evaluation proposal
    • Use technology to manage and analyze data
    • Identify, read, and interpret secondary research

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    HTE 420 - Program Promotion, Sales and Advertising


    Description:
    Provides students with skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations, and examples to enable them to use marketing concepts and tools to develop effective campaigns. Formerly FCSG/RTE 420, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the role of marketing and its importance
    • List examples of marketing functions and related activities
    • Differentiate between the concepts of marketing segmentation, niche and mass marketing, and the marketing mix
    • Create promotional material
    • Create an advertising campaign for program, event, product, or service

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 430 - Grants, Sponsorship, and Fundraising for HTE


    Description:
    Students learn the art and science of grant writing, sponsorship, and fundraising within the HTE sectors. Students explore key concepts, best practices and industry standards surrounding each of the respective sector topics. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern. Formerly RTE 430, students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of grants, sponsorship, and fundraising.
    • Calculate external funding needs for agencies in Recreation, Tourism, and Events field.
    • Propose RTE agency needs for non-financial relationships.
    • Write a grant proposal.
    • Justify the grant, sponsorship, and  fundraising proposals.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 443 - Event Tourism


    Description:
    Application of event management principles to destination tourism, with considerations for how the event tourism industry impacts, social, cultural and economic phenomenon. The study of event tourism explores how it impacts destination planning and marketing.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define and explore how event tourism is a closely intertwined concept.
    • Describe the impacts of event tourism in a social, cultural and economic context as well as political.
    • Evaluate how influential event tourism is on destination planning and marketing; through an understanding of historical, scientific, sustainable and philosophical foundations of event tourism
    • Analyze the different event sectors which impact our global society as event tourism entities, including sport tourism, festivals tourism, as well as meetings, convention/exhibition tourism.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    HTE 452 - Regional Wine Tourism


    Description:
    Wine tourism is an American growth industry. Unlike in Europe, support for wine tourism in the USA is regional. This course offers an academic and hands-on approach to regional wine tourism that will assist HTE and WINE graduates. HTE 452 and WINE 452 are cross-listed courses, students may not receive credit for both. Formerly RT/RTE 452, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Examine the history and organization of the wine industry and tourism as it relates to the wine industry
    • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of national and state organizations for wine tourism
    • Compare and contrast regional events, wine trails, tours, and clubs across wine regions based upon criteria identified in the class
    • Evaluate wine tourism service and facilities

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 454 - Wine Tourism Applications


    Description:
    Students conduct research on sectors of the wine tourism industry in Washington State such as wine trails, wine clubs, regional wine associations and wine festivals. The student conducts hands-on research that may be useful to these sectors. HTE 454 and WINE 454 are cross-listed; students may not receive credit for both. Formerly RT/RTE 454, students may only receive credit for one.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: HTE 452 or WINE 452.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Participate in, and observe, wine tourism by volunteering in a tasting room, or at a wine festival or at a wine event
    • Generate a hypothesis or problem as to how wine tourism functions on that level
    • Test the hypothesis using a research strategy
    • Write a prospectus for research on a regional wine tourism problem that includes a review of similar research, a description of the methods that will be used for data collection
    • demonstrate that they can conduct research as laid out in the prospectus, generate interpretations from the data and write up the study in an academically acceptable form

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 474 - Lodging Operations II


    Description:
    Analysis of hotel performance and forecasting, with tools typically used in a lodging environment.  Formerly RT/RTE 474, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Evaluate the performance of a hospitality operation using performance measures such as RevPar, ADR, Yield, Google Analytics, Online registration and meeting planning
    • Analyze internal controls and identify methods of cost controls
    • Analyze a budget to evaluate a lodging operation and the effectiveness of its staff
    • Identify the forms of social media used for lodging operations and marketing

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 480 - Tourism Administration Capstone


    Description:
    Contemporary problems and issues, basic applied research, organizational development, policy formulation, human resources, inventory, and program personnel evaluation processes. Formerly RT/RTE 480, students may only receive credit for one.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: senior standing and admission to the HTE major.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Defend the importance of tourism services.
    • Illustrate the importance of management and the major roles played by tourism managers.
    • Evaluate classic and current management theory and trends in Tourism
    • Interpret management’s role in programming

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/23/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 484 - Hospitality Law, Negotiation, and Risk Management


    Description:
    Knowledge of the law as a way to sustain and develop a successful hospitality establishments, providing students with skills needed for negotiation, litigation avoidance, safety, security, risk management, and liability. Formerly RT/RTE 484, students may only receive credit for one.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply appropriate terminology and best practices in negligence and negotiation situationally
    • Explain legal fundamentals for the hospitality industry.
    • Analyze the legal relationships between guests, employees, and supervisors/managers.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 485 - Events Production Capstone


    Description:
    This capstone course includes a study of contemporary issues within the field of event planning and coordination, basic applied evaluation, organizational development, policy formulation, human resources, inventory, and applied program and event planning. Formerly RT/RTE 485, students may only receive credit for one.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: senior standing and a minimum of nine credits of upper division HTE coursework or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze the purpose and vision of given meetings and events and generate appropriate missions and purposes of events
    • Asses the facility and other physical requirements, security risks and legal liabilities for a given event
    • Design a work plan that identifies personnel requirements, including volunteers, their tasks, and associated costs
    • Select specific vendors (F & B, photographers, printers, etc.) and be able to draw up cost sheets, functions sheets, and contracts
    • Create a thorough and accurate budget for an event, including payment schedules
    • Formulate a plan to sell and market the event proposal and/or event itself

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 488 - Revenue Management


    Description:
    Best practices in revenue management including asset management and real estate purchases. Focus on application of formulas specific to asset management within hospitality industries, and mathematical computation skills needed for success in financial endeavors.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Learner will calculate and analyze cap rates.
    • Learner will formulate asset management purchasing decisions with a comprehension of par levels and EBITDA.
    • Learner will create a revenue-maximizing pricing model and explain the model’s fit in distribution channels.
    • Learner will identify best practices in overbooking and develop a mathematical strategy for overbooking.
    • Learner will cost a restaurant’s food and beverage operations.
    • Learner will earn CHIA Certification (Certified Hospitality Industry Analytics).

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 489 - Hospitality Capstone


    Description:
    This capstone course engages students in upper level hospitality administration management processes. Students will engage in solving contemporary problems and issues, organizational development, business feasibility assessment, human resource management and applied evaluation.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: HTE hospitality specialization and senior standing.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze contemporary issues and problems in the field of hospitality
    • Evaluate human resources and personnel requires for hospitality business administration
    • Generate a feasibility study for hospitality services.
    • Apply management principles and theory to hospitality leadership

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/9/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Des Moines
  
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    Learning Agreement Forms

    HTE 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. A learning agreement is created by the student to identify and plan the directed and supervised study under the guidance of a tourism mentor. Forty hours required per credit. May be repeated up to 20 credits. Grade will either be S or U. Formerly RT/RTE 490, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: admission to the hospitality, tourism and event management major or minor, a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the major, and permission of advisor.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 492 - Senior Practicum


    Description:
    This course is an individual, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. Student have a site supervisor under the guidance of a faculty mentor. May be repeated to 15 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: admission to a hospitality, tourism and event management major or  minor;  a minimum GPA of 2.25, and/or permission of advisor.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Diagram the relationship of the department in which you reside to the larger organizational structure
    • Outline the aims and purposes of the organization; type of ownership; mission statement; and funding structure
    • Describe the primary responsibilities, functions, facilities, and activities of the department/division to meet the organization’s mission, aims and purpose
    • Produce at least two work products that you designed, developed, managed, or implemented with a brief explanation of each and your role in generating the product 
    • Create a SWOT analysis that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your organization
    • Reflect on your experience.  Specifically, assess what you found rewarding, areas you need to improve; program course content you found critical

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/23/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 493 - Field Experience


    Description:
    Students will travel to a major wine area OUTSIDE the Pacific Northwest, researching hotels, resorts, restaurants, wineries and distilleries. This course requires a literature review, methodical tastings, interviews with the area’s hoteliers and marketing staff. Permission of department.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Acquire first hand familiarity with a renowned international hospitality and tourism area outside of the Pacific Northwest United States.
    • Understand the elements that contribute to tourism in the area being studied.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of hotel operations outside of the specific Northwest region.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of international marketing and government controls for the region of study.
    • Critically compare how the food and beverage culture of the region being studies contributes to the tourism climate differentially than in the Pacific Norhtwest.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    Individual Study Registration Form

    HTE 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    Independent Study By Arrangement. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HTE 498 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit under a different subtitle up to 12 credits.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the five most important elements in survival present the five elements and their mastery of each.
    • Apply practical skills in dealing with the elements of survival, demonstrate mastery of skills in shelter building, water purification, fire making, and selecting food.
    • Articulate survival skill development to self-esteem Present and write a self-analysis of what the student learned, beyond basic skill development.
    • Understand the connection between survival skills development and nature. Present and write a self-analysis of what the student learned, beyond basic skill development.

     
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/31/2009

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    HTE 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    Students may sign up for multiple seminar topics for a maximum of 12 credtis.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Human Resource Management (HRM)

  
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    HRM 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 381 - Management of Human Resources


    Description:
    Selection of personnel, methods of training and retraining workers, wage policy, utilization of human resources, job training, administration of labor contracts, and public relations. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P4 Social Justice

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the role and evolution of human resource management within organizations and how individuals have interfaced with roles, jobs, organized labor and organizations over time. 
    • Identify and explain theories psychological, sociology and social psychology underlying human capital selection, placement and management at both micro and macro levels. 
    • Demonstrate understanding of major employment laws and corresponding qualitative and quantitative analysis related to employee staffing, discrimination and compensation. 
    • Discuss the role of optimal and destructive implicit and explicit human behavior in major human resource functions including performance management, training and development and equal employment opportunity. 
    • Describe the role and value of cultural, gender, economic, knowledge and aptitude diversity within an organization.
    • Define the influence and role of work, compensation and individual career management on individual and community well-being.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/2/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 442 - Training and Development


    Description:
    Application of training and development concepts and techniques used in assessing training requirements, planning and budgeting training programs, developing and facilitating training, and evaluating results.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HRM 381 and admission to a College of Business major AND completion of the College of Business Foundation courses (ACCT 251 and ACCT 252 and BUS 221 and BUS 241 and MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172 or MATH 173 and ECON 201) with a minimum C- grade in each course and a minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25 OR (HRM 381 and declaration of a Human Resource Management minor).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify training needs and propose a training program to address them.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the training process, including needs analysis, training design, implementation of training, and evaluation of training.
    • Apply concepts from the class to current examples found in the news.
    • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a wide variety of training methods.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 445 - Organizational Staffing


    Description:
    Applied and conceptual analysis of strategic personnel planning, recruiting, selecting, negotiating, socializing, career developing, retaining, and transitioning.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HRM 381 and admission to a College of Business major AND completion of the College of Business Foundation courses (ACCT 251 and ACCT 252 and BUS 221 and BUS 241 and MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172 or MATH 173 and ECON 201) with a minimum C- grade in each course and a minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25; OR (HRM 381 and declaration of a Human Resource Management minor).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Enumerate the staffing process and steps.
    • Recognize the foundational importance of job analysis and understand how this is conducted.
    • Demonstrate the different selection philosophies that can be applied to workforce staffing.
    • Apply statistical techniques to the selection decision-making process.
    • Demonstrate understanding of staffing theory and concepts.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 479 - Employee Relations


    Description:
    Statutory and case law governing labor relations. Contracts and negotiations. Impasse procedures. Arbitration cases and grievance procedures. Contemporary issues and cases.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HRM 381 and admission to a College of Business major AND completion of the College of Business Foundation courses (ACCT 251 and ACCT 252 and BUS 221 and BUS 241 and MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172 or MATH 173 and ECON 201) with a minimum C- grade in each course and a minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25; OR (HRM 381 and declaration of a Human Resource Management minor).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Understand and participate in negotiations.
    • Create and provide accurate feedback to employees.
    • Understand the process of unionization and how management and unions interact.
    • Engage effective dispute resolution.
    • Develop employee involvement and retention programs.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 486 - Problems in Human Resource Management


    Description:
    Analysis and research on selected topics involving contemporary issues in personnel management. This is the capstone course for the HRM specialization. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HRM 381 AND two (2) approved elective courses from the Human Resource Management specialization AND admission to a College of Business major AND completion of the College of Business Foundation courses (ACCT 251 and ACCT 252 and BUS 221 and BUS 241 and MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172 or MATH 173 and ECON 201) with a minimum C- grade in each course and a minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Understand and apply human resource management strategy to professional scenarios.
    • Demonstrate mastery knowledge on one topic of human resource management.
    • Demonstrate working professional knowledge of all professional HR concepts as tested by the society for human resource management.
    • Demonstrate ability to develop professional relationships within the regional human resource management community.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/5/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 488 - Compensation Policy and Administration


    Description:
    Employee compensation policy and administration is studied on a broad perspective encompassing direct financial payments, employer benefits, and non-financial rewards.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HRM 381 AND admission to a college of business major AND completion of the college of business foundation courses (ACCT 251 and ACCT 252 and BUS 221 and BUS 241 and MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 170 or MATH 172 or MATH 173 and ECON 201) with a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Understand the integration of compensation and employee motivation principles in both the public and private sector.
    • Demonstrate correct use of compensation principle vocabulary in discourse with peers.
    • Identify employment law issues with organizational compensation practices and provide sound solutions to said issues.
    • Explain how revisions and adjustments to compensation systems within organizations affect multiple domains of human resource management.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 490 - Human Resources Management Internship


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies focusing on human resources management related activities. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. By department permission. May be repeated up to 20 credits. Grade will either be S or U. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: 2.8 or higher CWU cumulative gpa.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply learning in professional workplace environment
    • Demonstrate professional behavior in the workplace
    • Substantive discipline-based outcomes developed by individual students in consult with faculty advisor

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/2/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 493 - Human Resources Management Boot Camp


    Description:
    Supervised field experience seminar focused on human resources management related organizations and processes. On-location industry engagement. Education, training, and business skills application in industry setting. Grade will either be S or U. Permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare a research brief on each organization participating in the boot camp
    • Exhibit professional behavior and appropriate business skills in industry setting.
    • Establish a professional network within the industry professionals
    • Illustrate an awareness of the organization(s) participating in the boot camp.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 498 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HRM 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Humanities (HUM)

  
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    HUM 101 - Exploring Cultures in the Ancient World


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration from literature, history, philosophy, and the arts of selected major ancient civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and/or the Americas from their beginnings through the 15th century.  AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 or AWI with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: AH-Literature and Humanities (W). K5 - Humanities

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate understanding of assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various ancient and medieval cultures. 
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge with current understandings, drawing connections between the ancient through medieval periods and the present.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in ancient and medieval cultures as means of interpreting human experience and defining “human” during this time span.
    • Identify their own cultural presuppositions, including prejudices, within the larger perspective of various cultural norms within the ancient/medieval periods.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors shape human cultures. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human cultures in the ancient/medieval world and in the present.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/22/21

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    HUM 102 - Exploring Cultures From 16th through 19th Centuries


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration of selected literature, history, philosophy, and the arts in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the 16th through the 19th centuries.  AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 or AWI with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: AH-Literature and Humanities (W). K5 - Humanities

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize and accurately recall material in assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various cultures during the 16th to 19th centuries. 
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge with current understandings, drawing connections between the 16th-19th centuries and the present.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in the 16th-19th centuries as means of interpreting human experience during this time span.
    • Identify their own cultural presuppositions, including prejudices,  within the larger perspective of various cultural norms within the 16th-19th centuries.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors shape human cultures. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human cultures from the 16th century to the present.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/22/21

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    HUM 103 - Exploring Cultures in Modern and Contemporary Societies


    Description:
    An interdisciplinary exploration of literature, history, philosophy, and the arts of selected world civilizations of the 20th and 21st centuries. AH-Literature and Humanities (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 or AWI with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: AH-Literature and Humanities (W). K5 - Humanities

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize and accurately recall material in assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various cultures since 1900.
    • Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge since 1900 with current understandings, drawing connections between past and present perceptions within their historical/cultural context.
    • Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in various cultures since 1900 as means of interpreting human experience during this time span.
    • Identify students’ own cultural presuppositions within the larger perspective of various cultural norms since 1900.
    • Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors have shaped human cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. 
    • Identify commonalities and differences across human culturesfrom 1900 to the present.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/22/21

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    HUM 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    HUM 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Individual Studies (IS)

  
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    IS 200 - Introduction to Individual Studies


    Description:
    This course provides an introduction to the individual studies major. Students will learn the parameters for completing a individual studies degree and will develop their learning goals and course of study under the guidance of a faculty advisor. By permission. Grade will be S or U.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Articulate individual learning goals to be accomplished through the Individual Studies degree program.
    • Design an individual course of study leading to the accomplishment of the individual learning goals.
    • Create a title for their Individual Studies degree consistent with their course of study.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 487 - End-of-Program Assessment


    Description:
    This course will assist students in preparing their goal attainment portfolio. The final portfolio will be evaluated. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: IS 200 and admission to the individual studies major.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Assess one’s own progress toward the learning goals of the major and provide the university with program assessment feedback.
    • Prepare for academic or career future alternatives, job interview, and/or graduate school application.
    • Integrate documents representing skills learned as an Individual Studies major.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 496 - Individual Study


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IS 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Information Technology (IT)

  
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    IT 101 - Computer Applications


    Description:
    Basic skills in Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Basic Skills 6 - Computer Fundamentals.

    Credits: (3)

    General Education Category: Basic Skills 6 - Computer Fundamentals.

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Word
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Excel
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Access
    • Demonstrate an understanding of The Internet

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 105 - Protecting Your Online Identity


    Description:
    This course will expose students to the potential threats being thrust upon them daily by simply using the Internet and how to neutralize or greatly reduce these risks. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P3 Perspectives on Current Issues

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the term “Online Identity” and analyze its influence on the Internet, social media, and society.
    • Analyze the threats posed by social engineering attacks
    • Describe the importance of sanitizing and disposal of electronic devices and physical media when no longer needed
    • Implement Security Measures to secure online activities both at home and while traveling.
    • Identify and evaluate the various types of malicious attacks and measures to protect against them.
    • Apply statistical quantitative reasoning to evaluate the possible impact of the Internet of Things (IOT) on a person’s online identity as a result of increased manufacturing of various types of IOT devices in the U.S. and globally.
    • Construct a data recovery plan for electronic devices to recover/restore data in the event a device is destroyed, lost, or rendered useless by malware or viruses or to restore control of a hacked online account.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 111 - Your Digital Footprint and the Web


    Description:
    Examines impact of online activities on personal, academic, and professional lives, plus the global impact of technology and our interactions with that technology. Maintain and leverage digital footprints, critically evaluate online content, and cultivate e-professionalism.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental concepts in global technologies including the internet, the world wide web (WWW), social media, and how we create and maintain our online personas.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the scholarly and creative methods used within information technology to shape, curate, and protect a person’s digital footprint.
    • Identify, evaluate, and articulate underlying global, national, local, and personal issues that arise from common digital activities such as posting on social media, online research, the proliferation of fake news sites, and online activism.
    • Apply statistical quantitative reasoning to evaluate the validity of online information and its impact.
    • Explore and analyze local-to-global dynamics of online communications and the impact of one of the largest interdependent global systems, the internet, as they relate to the contemporary world. Topics to include the impact of bringing internet access into developing countries, net neutrality, intellectual property rights, and decentralization of control over the internet and WWW systems.
    • Articulate issues and processes from our online activities that cross international boundaries and impact our lives on all levels from the personal to the global.
    • Formulate questions on possible issues from our online activities and personas, and address them through technological solutions.
    • Explore research methods and information resources available to assist students in evaluating online sources, building their online professional persona, and developing the skills to stay current and informed on emerging technologies.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    IT 165 - Seeing Through the Data


    Description:
    This class examines the influence of big data on social media, the internet, and society. Students will acquire data sets, analyze them using basic statistical tools, and be able to present data-driven, validated results.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Students must achieve an appropriate math placement test score resulting in placement into MATH 100C or completion of MATH 100B with a C or higher, or completed another Gen Ed QR course, or have a DTA.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: FYE3 - Quantitative Reasoning

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define big data and analyze its influence on the internet, social media and society.
    • Describe sources and formats of data and how it can be prepared for analysis.
    • Implement quantitative strategies to use data for optimization, forecasting, classification, and prediction.
    • Evaluate the quality and validity of data used to support a claim or argument.
    • Construct and deliver effective presentations of data-informed conclusions to a specific audience.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online
  
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    IT 202 - Change Ready: Technology Skills for Civic and Community Leaders


    Description:
    Learn to maximize software applications and collaborative tools to support community and civic projects. Emphasis on using technology to facilitate project design, organization, communication, presentation, and building stakeholder support.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe how proficiency in technological applications contributes to our lives and creates value in realizing civic and community projects.
    • Recognize the social implications of technological advancements and the necessity of technological literacy as a facet of modern citizenship.
    • Identify and define challenges in communities and then create viable solutions through technological means.
    • Apply mathematical and quantitative reasoning to solve problems.
    • Develop strategies to address civic and community issues and plan for their technological implementation.
    • Demonstrate oral communication skills in effective expression and listening to advocate for issues of personal and public concern.
    • Develop connections between concepts and skills learned in an academic setting and out in the community.
    • Apply technological and application skills from class to create a proposal and presentation that addresses a civic or community issue.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online
  
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    IT 228 - New Innovations in IT


    Description:
    Exploring information technology principles, practices, and applications in contemporary society.  Formerly IT 388, students may not receive credit for botth.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe information technology terminology, concepts, and innovations.  
    • Recognize emerging information technology hardware and software tools.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of current social, consumer, and commercial issues in information technology.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 238 - Introduction to Cyberwarfare


    Description:
    This course explores the threats to national security posed by the use of cyberattacks by nation-states and terrorist groups against information and communication systems. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity
    • Describe the steps of an advanced cyberattack between nation-states.
    • Categorize cyberattacks according to their specific effects on their targets and overall effects on national security.
    • Apply knowledge of past cyberattacks to predict future threats to individuals, organizations and national security
    • Distinguish the current roles of the private sector and the government in protecting the US national security from cyberattacks.
    • Analyze proposals for further efforts to protect US national security from cyberattacks

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 248 - Web Fundamentals


    Description:
    Development of web pages and internet skills for business, education, and training environments.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of website planning, scaling, and site specifications
    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of fundamental CSS concepts including but not limited to style selectors, style properties, and pseudo-classes
    • Demonstrate the ability to set up and connect a website’s local and remote folders for creation and publication of a site
    • Demonstrate the application of basic visual design when creating content for display on the Web including but not limited to color, scale, symmetry, proportion, and shape
    • Demonstrate an understanding of User Interface design when building simple web pages
    • Demonstrate the application and understanding of web site construction using basic HTML code to create the structure of web pages

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 258 - Spreadsheet Applications


    Description:
    Developing spreadsheets for business and workplace environments. Not intended for ITAM majors. Formerly ADMG 358 and IT 358, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: CS 101 or IT 101 or IT 202.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use worksheets and charts.
    • Manipulate data with formulas and functions.
    • Use large spreadsheets to store, analyze, organize and manipulate data.
    • Create financial spreadsheet functions.
    • Analyze Data tables, PivotTables and PivotCharts.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/12/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Online Summer Locations: Online
  
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    IT 260 - Integrated Information Technology Application Projects


    Description:
    Developing word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation skills to create integrated projects for business and workplace environments.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: CS 101 or IT 101 or IT 202.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare word processing documents that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Prepare spreadsheets that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Prepare and query relational databases that demonstrate the interpretation of specific application terminology, advanced application skills, and critical thinking skills.
    • Integrate documents, worksheets, and databases for the purpose of presenting information.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online
  
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    IT 288 - Business Presentation Applications


    Description:
    Develop multimedia graphic presentations for business and workplace environments. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use software and storytelling tools for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas.
    • Use interactive portable documents across platforms.
    • Use content management systems for presentations.
    • Use internet conferencing systems.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    IT 300 - ITAM Tools for Transfer Student Success


    Description:
    This course provides transfer students with tips, tools, and strategies for success at CWU. Students will connect with faculty and peers to create an individualized plan for degree completion and professional success.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify common transfer issues for ITAM majors and propose strategies for personal success at CWU.
    • Generate connections with ITAM faculty and peers.
    • Plan an efficient pathway to an ITAM degree that includes experiences marketable in ITAM careers or graduate school.
    • Identify and evaluate CWU and community resources to support ITAM majors, including academic success and career interests.
    • Synthesize and communicate effective strategies for different educational models in ITAM.
    • Design and use discipline standards to communicate an ITAM internship plan with deliverables and resources.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/16/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Ellensburg, Online
  
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    IT 301 - Information Technology Security, Privacy, and Ethics


    Description:
    Examination of information technology security and privacy issues in the context of law and ethics.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and recall key information technology security, privacy and legal terminology and concepts.
    • Identify and describe information technology organizational security structure and security issues.
    • Review and analysis of legal and ethical issues related to information technology security and privacy.
    • Formulate reasoned opinions regarding information technology security and privacy based on legal precedents.
    • Create a formal security policy for an organization.
    • Develop an acceptable usage policy.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the role and key hardware used in networking for information technology security and privacy.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online

  
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    IT 305 - Artificial Intelligence Tools for IT Managers


    Description:
    This course introduces IT Managers to commercially available artificial intelligence tools that can help stakeholders achieve organizational goals. Students will learn how common AI tools can be part of an overall IT strategy.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the history of artificial intelligence (AI) and its evolution.
    • Describe classes of common AI applications that are commercially available for use in IT.
    • Evaluate the ways in which available AI tools can help organizations achieve its IT objectives.
    • Evaluate past and current ethical considerations regarding the use of AI technologies.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/20/2020

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online
 

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