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  5. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2021 semester is July 2, 2021.

Fall 2021

Quality Management and LEAN Process Improvement

SCM 380-001

Days of the Week: W/F 9:00AM – 10:15AM

Format: Remote

Professor: Regis Terpend

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/202

Class Notes:

REMOTE COURSE: Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access is required. Instructor may hold synchronous sessions (using Zoom, Hangouts, etc.) at scheduled times and provide course content and communicate with students through Blackboard, email, or other technologies. MORE INFO at www.boisestate.edu/oit/learning-remotely/

Course Description:

SCM 380 QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEAN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduces the philosophy and theory of quality; the process of planning and designing for quality; the basic tools of quality and business process improvement used by organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the tools are implemented to aid in quality and process improvement in supply chain. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, SCM 301. PREREQ for Industrial Engineering Minor: MATH 175, SCM 301, and junior standing.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACCT 205-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Dana Cameron

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 10/08/2021

Class Notes:

1.ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

2.TESTING REQUIREMENTS: This course has Proctored Exam(s). Additional verification of identity will be required, and you are responsible for exam fees. In-person proctoring typically ranges from $15-$25 per exam, but can go as high as $75 per exam depending on location (international pricing is more varied and difficult to project). Campus supported virtual proctoring pricing can be found here: www.boisestate.edu/testing/student-resources/proctoru/. Go to www.boisestate.edu/testing for general information about finding a proctor for your exam.

Course Description:

Introduction to financial reporting. The primary objective is to make the student aware of the importance of accounting information as a powerful tool in the business decision-making process. Emphasis of the course is on the uses of financial information in making investment and credit decisions rather than the preparation of the information.

Business for the New Generation

BUS 101-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Alex Ritzman

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills and regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 15 weeks, expect to spend a minimum of 2.5-3 hours per credit weekly on classwork and interaction with students and instructor. Read introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

BUS 101 BUSINESS FOR THE NEW GENERATION (3-0-3)(F,S). Acquaints students with business organizations, functional areas, and current business issues such as ethics, social responsibility and sustainability. Presents the strengths and limitations of the business enterprise, while promoting innovation, creativity, and technology use in a global context. Emphasis on strategy, communication, problem solving, teams and negotiation. Format will be lecture plus interactive breakout groups, simulations and integrated cases.

BUS 202-4002

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Jamie Riley

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills and regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 15 weeks, expect to spend a minimum of 2.5-3 hours per credit weekly on classwork and interaction with students and instructor. Read introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

BUS 202 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Emphasis will be on both the external and internal legal environment of a business organization. Topics will include the nature and function of the legal process, administrative regulations, the interaction of business with the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government, and the legal responsibilities of business. PREREQ: Sophomore standing.

Creating Value with People

BUSBTC 310-4101

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: John Crenshaw

Meeting Dates: 10/18/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

1.NOTE: Students pursuing a BBA degree from the College of Business and Economics will not be allowed to enroll in or use these courses to meet degree requirements.

2.ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

BUSBTC 310 CREATING VALUE WITH PEOPLE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Develops the competencies required to lead and manage people in a variety of contexts. Topics include organizational behavior, team building, conflict management, motivation, negotiation, career development strategies, and ethical decision making. PREREQ: BUSBTC 301, BUSBTC 302.

Creating Value for Customers

BUSBTC 320-4101

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Vicque Ebentheuer

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 10/08/2021

Class Notes:

1.NOTE: Students pursuing a BBA degree from the College of Business and Economics will not be allowed to enroll in or use these courses to meet degree requirements.

2.ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

BUSBTC 320 CREATING VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Provides an understanding of how products and services are efficiently developed, sold, and delivered to create value for customers and business. Topics include market analysis, consumer behavior, market segmentation, personal sales, distribution strategies, project management, and supply chain management. PREREQ: BUSBTC 301, BUSBTC 302.

Theories of Society

SOC 201-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Kristina Jensen

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills and regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 15 weeks, expect to spend a minimum of 2.5-3 hours per credit weekly on classwork and interaction with students and instructor. Read introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

Introduction to the major analytical and interpretive theories of society, history, and human behavior, with an emphasis on the common theoretical concerns of the specific disciplines within the social sciences.

Applied Personal Finance

Sec 4001 and 4002

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Whitney Hansen

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

1.DESCRIPTION:  Own your own finances so they don’t own you. Master the financial skills required to pay off debt, do your own taxes and develop a personal financial plan that caters to your needs and life goals.

2.REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills and regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 15 weeks, expect to spend a minimum of 2.5-3 hours per credit weekly on classwork and interaction with students and instructor. Read introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/

Course Description:

COID 210 APPLIED PERSONAL FINANCE (2-0-2)(F/S). Develop healthy and positive mindset around managing finances to improve quality of life. Understand and apply financial skills including credit, taxes, insurance, retirement funds, increasing income through investment and entrepreneurship, budgeting, and paying off debt. Series of projects culminate in a fully-developed personal financial plan.

Creative Concepting

COID 330-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Jen Myers,Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

Using applied design thinking methods, learn techniques for gaining empathy; taking risks to have healthy, low-risk failures, and gain confidence in sharing emerging ideas with others. Develop creative problem-solving skills and empowering feedback practices while engaging in effective debate within teams in order to move beyond good, in pursuit of excellent. Learn how context (who, what, where, when, why, how) impacts design in order to develop applications that deliver value to the user.

Growth Hacking

COID 331-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Kevan Lee, Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

1.ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

2.DESCRIPTION:  Throughout the semester, students will learn innovative techniques to reach and engage customers at scale through a variety of digital channels to spur growth for their concepts. Students will create prototype companies at the beginning of the semester and each week learn new techniques to build on their company. Everything from rapid web design, email marketing, social media, and digital advertising will be covered while also earning valuable digital platform certifications. Professional Tools/Certifications Earned in this Class: Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Hubspot, SEMRush, Google Analytics

Course Description:

Learn innovative techniques to reach and engage customers at scale through a variety of digital channels to spur growth for developed concepts. Create prototype companies at the beginning of the course and learn new techniques to build upon concepts. Skills learned include but are not limited to: web design, email marketing, social media, and digital advertising, while also earning digital platform certifications.

Analytics for Design

COID 332-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Jen Myers, Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

Develop an understanding of how to gather user needs, create journey maps, conduct user testing, turn data into insights, and produce user experiences that deliver results. By using industry-standard enterprise research and analytics tools, students will begin to understand how to collect data, visualize it, and most importantly, how to understand and apply it. The developed experiences will showcase how a user can seamlessly travel across physical and digital touchpoints to achieve their desired goal. Produced works may also serve as learner portfolio assets.

 

Emerging Technology

COID 333-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Brad Weigle, Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 10/18/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

  1. ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.
  2. NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing a Google Cardboard VR Viewer that costs between $10-$20 unless they already have access to a working VR headset. More details, including a link to purchase these materials, will be provided in week 1.

Course Description:

Gain hands-on experience working with emerging technologies including, but not limited to: virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and voice assistance. Use these tools to develop creative solutions and learn to apply them to a variety of projects and settings.

 

Agile Design

COID 334-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Jen Myers, Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 10/08/2021

Class Notes:

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

Learn the basics of graphic design taught for non-designers. Using elements and principles of design, learn how to think and create like a designer. Apply human-centered thinking to develop dynamic, engaging, and effective visual communication pieces while gaining hands-on experience with lightweight, approachable, and modern design tools. Come to listen, understand, and interpret feedback and use it as a competitive advantage.

Agile Audio/Visual

COID 335-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Francesca Wilson, Ben Ohashi, Nichole Schoener

Meeting Dates: 10/18/2021 – 12/10/2021

Class Notes:

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/

Course Description:

Learn to tell stories through visual and audio means by creating and editing in a fast, streamlined way with modern technology and applications. Gain an understanding of industry vocabulary with hands-on experience planning, coordinating, and producing short-form compelling content.

 

No-Code Development

COID 336-4001

Days of the Week: TBA

Format: Online

Professor: Brad Weigle, Ben Ohashi

Meeting Dates: 08/23/2021 – 10/08/2021

Class Notes:

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 5-7 weeks, expect to spend between 5.5-9 hours per credit each week on classwork and interacting with students and instructor. Read course introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at  www.boisestate.edu/online/admitted/.

Course Description:

Learn to build apps and automation without code using approachable, modern, industry-standard “no-code” development tools. Learn how to ideate, prototype, create, and test apps and automation for impact. Understand the importance of user experience and how to design apps and automation that improve human interaction.