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General Courses and Graduation Requirements


Leadership (SOLE)

 

SOLE 3514 Leaders and Democracy

Students learn about the process of becoming a leader and the democratic ideal. Students made connections between private selves and public identity through leader behavior: 1) What is leadership? 2) What kind of leadership supports a democracy? And 3) How do effective leaders develop in a democracy?

 

SOLE 3544 Interpersonal Skills of Leadership

A leader's effectiveness is judged by skills in working with and through others. Students conceptualize and practice key skills such as sharing reflexively withheld information; testing assumptions about the other person with that person; and taking others into account by listening and testing the meaning of what they say.

 

SOLE 3522 Financial/Legal Aspects of Center Management

Designed primarily for care administrators, board members, consultants and trainers and covers the fiscal and legal matters of center management. It would also focus on budgeting and its impact on progammes and policies. Emphasis would be on practical problems and decisions that administrators face. Topics include liability, informed consent, confidentiality, custody issues, insurance, cash-flow and break-even analysis, and how to control expenditures.

 

SOLE 4512 Strategic Leadership

The goal of the Strategic Leadership course covers the study of the core competencies, specific knowledge, skills and tools supervisors, managers and directors need to be effective at managing themselves, their staff, their teams and their organizations. The course also covers concepts of leadership through the examination of the difference between management and leadership, organizational culture, and the leader-follower relationship.

 

SOLE 4524 Clinical Supervision

This course is a one semester part-time course. The main areas that have informed the development of this programme include reflective practice, learning theory, supervisee development, assessment, evaluation, professional responsibility, management and administration. The course comprises of inter-related modules which include: theory, process and skills; relationship, roles and tasks; supervision and contexts; legal and ethical Issues; Peer and group supervision; Professional Practice.

 

SOLE 4532 Personal Financial Management

A consideration of the various aspects of managing one's own personal finances. Topics include the time value of money, debt management, tax planning, risk management and insurance, investments and retirement planning.

 

SOLE 4544 Leadership: Philosophies for Leading

This course covers the theories and philosophies of leadership. This will be done through in-depth reviews of books, activities, and films. Students will have an opportunity to apply the ideas and ideals from several philosophies in developing and expanding their own views of leadership. Students will compare, contrast, and apply the foundations they develop to current and future leadership concepts. Prerequisite: Introduction to General Psychology.

 

SOLE 4564 Leadership and Ethics

This course discusses the professional, ethical and leadership issues associated with management organizations. It is designed to introduce students to the ethical dimensions of selected professions and the underlying leadership theories that enhance individual and group performance, and two models of effective decision-making. The course includes readings and discussions on the major ethical theories and decision frameworks distinguishing right from wrong, the foundations of professional business ethics, individual difference factors in moral development, situational factors that foster or undermine ethical behavior, psychological models of ethical decision-making and action, motivation theories and applications, power and influence, group dynamics and teambuilding, leadership theories and applications, and decision-making models. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding and integration of the material through assigned readings and case study analyses.

 

Social Sciences General (SOGE)

 

SOGE 1500 First Aid

This course in First Aid provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to deal with life threatening situations and to provide assistance to persons in physical distress. Students would learn the skills needed to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses.

 

SOGE 1513 Introductory Sociology

A general instruction to sociological thought. The basics forms of social structure and social process. Emphasis is placed on the nature and analysis of culture, group life, socialization and the major social institutions in modern society.

 

SOGE 1522 Public Speaking

This explores basic principles, techniques of effective speaking. Develops communication, discussion, speech writing, interpretation, delivery, critical analysis skills.

 

SOGE 1543 Cultural Anthropology

Study of diverse human cultures. Introduction of basic concepts and techniques practiced by cultural anthropologists. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. Discussion of problems resulting when traditional societies confront industrial societies or industrialization.

 

SOGE 2533 Introduction to African History

This course provides a survey of the historical developments in the African continent from the eighteenth century to the present. The course covers the changes in indigenous African cultures and states, colonialism, and issues facing independent Africa. Because of the size and diversity of African cultures, we will not be able to discuss all regions in the continent in equal depth. Throughout the course we will be considering the sources on which African history are based.

 

SOGE 2543 Africa & its Global Encounters

This course has to with obtaining a balanced view of Africa's history and developmental process, there is the need to view the continent not only through the eyes of foreign literature (as has been the case so far), but more so from the African standpoint. A broad or general knowledge of Africa in terms of its political, economy, social structure, historical demography, technological history, trade history would be explored.

 

SOGE 2554 Human Biology I

The fundamental principles of biology with emphasis on humans. Topic include molecular and cell biology/evolution, mechanisms of inheritance, basic ecology and humans in their environment.

 

SOGE 2563 Human Biology II

The fundamental principles of biology with emphasis on humans. Topics include reproduction and development, disease and the immune system, evolution, and homeostatis of human organ systems.

 

SOGE 2573 HIV/AIDS: Concepts, Principles and Interventions

Provides an overview of all aspects of HIV disease to include retrospective and current concepts and analyses of the epidemic, global, and societal impact, and cutting-edge research. Examines the development of therapeutic tools and skills to educate, reduce risks, control infection, and affect the care and healing of client, family, and community, as well as issues of increasing dilemma for health care professionals.

 

Languages French (LAFR)

 

LAFR 1513 French Language I

This introductory course deals with the basic elements of the French language. In so doing, it places equal stress on speaking, listening and writing abilities, using daily-life vocabulary. It includes intensive oral drills designed to teach good speaking habits. This course is enhanced by the use of audio-visual materials whose purpose is to expose the student to contemporary broadly based French culture.

 

LAFR 1523 French Language II

This course, a continuation of French I, is a practical approach to everyday situations through the development of listening, speaking, and writing abilities. Intensive oral drills of a more complex nature designed to achieve fluency, make class attendance compulsory. The reading of short anecdotes on French life provides exposure to written French. This course is enhanced by the use of audio-visual materials designed to expose the student to contemporary French culture. LAFR 2513 Business French I The aims of the module are to polish formal written skills in French, in particular, in terms of discipline-specific discourse, to further develop oral and presentational skills in French, and to explore contemporary debates in France. The language class focuses mainly on translation work (in and out of French) geared towards discipline-specific texts. In semester 1, lectures and related seminars (held in French) examine contemporary debates (e.g., the economy, Europe, the nature of work etc). Also in semester 1 there is back-up oral class with a lecturer.

 

LAFR 2523 Business French II

This course is the continuation of LAFR 2513 Business French I. Students select (in consultation with their tutor) a discipline-specific topic which they prepare independently for oral presentation and which is video-recorded and assessed.

 

LAFR 3513 Business Communication in French I

This is a communication and correspondence focusing on conversational fluency, writing competency, and reading skills by offering a review and an expansion of grammar through grammatical exercises and by providing audio-visual materials and texts that focus on various aspects of commerce and technology in French language. The aim of this course is to refine students' accuracy and flexibility in oral/written expression in a business and IT context. The topics covered on correspondence will include: business letters, memos, emails, faxes, note taking, telephone skills, job advertisements and written applications.

 

LAFR 3523 Business Communication in French II

This course is a continuation of LAFR 3513 Business Communication in French I. Attention is given to business negotiation protocols, lexical precision and vocabulary specifically in sectors such as advertising, marketing, insurance, finance, banking and transportation. Students will be part of an intensive vacation French language programme in a Francophone country during the third year.

 

LAFR 4513 Functional French in Banking and Finance

This course aims at consolidating the knowledge acquired from the combined application of Business French II and Business Communication in French II. The lexis will enable the students to develop and appreciate how to use vocabulary and terms applied in business with special emphasis in Banking and Finance. It will also introduce the students to methods of developing the necessary skills in applying business terms and expressions.

 

Languages German (LAGE)

 

LAGE 1513 German Language I

This is an introductory course with elements of basic German language approach. No prior knowledge is assumed. Therefore the course is designed to expose the civilization and culture of Germans. It introduces students to alphabets, vowels, consonants, ordinal and cardinal numbers (counting), the weeks and months of the year, the seasons of the year, greetings, time, conjugation of tenses, basic grammar, syntax and useful vocabulary for everyday use.

 

LAGE 1523 German Language II

This is a continuation of Germ 1513. This course places emphasis on speaking, writing and listening skills, using everyday life vocabulary. It included super intensive oral drills of more complex nature of sentences and structure, to achieve fluency and good speaking habit. The course is enhanced by the use of audio-visual aids/materials.

 

General Studies Graduation Requirements (GSGR)

 

GSGR 1500 Health and Fitness

The course is designed as an individual health improvement and maintenance programme, focusing on the concepts of wellness, positive lifestyles, individual health and fitness profiles, graded and controlled exercise and monitoring and recording of certain body functions. This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of personal training throughout the year. During the first semester, the course covers Physiology and First Aid, in which the bodies anatomic functions and its muscle structure as well as joint movements will be analysed. Students will also learn terminology related to the body's anatomy. The students will be taught first-aid and how to apply it in emergency situations to sports injuries. During the second semester, the course merges fitness/exercise, nutrition/weight control and stress management into a single programme to help students develop an understanding of how to adept their lifestyle to achieve a better quality of life.

Though this course is a zero-credit course, the student is required to take one and a half hour's lecture and physical exercise per every week. Students are also encouraged to do at least 30 minutes per week of focused mental exercise (meditation and quiet time of lateral thinking in a solitary place).

 

GSGR 4500 Development of Business Portfolio

Enables students to reflect on their learning and business experiences throughout the program. As a requirement for graduation, learners are required to submit an extensive Business Portfolio to the Academic Office during the final semester. Business Portfolios encourage and reinforce the importance of lifelong learning and articulate the importance of career development. Learners follow a plan to compile, build and develop a Business Portfolio throughout the entire program. The key features of a Business portfolio include: Resumé; List of one's competencies (papers, projects, workshops, list of skills and achievements); Brief summary of one's professional growth and development (career goals and objectives, professional affiliations, resources and contacts); Statement of one's personal life & business philosophy; Formal workplace observations; Videotapes, audiotapes and photos of the workplace activities, bulletins boards, field trips; Records of strategies and challenges mastered from experience; Clippings, reports, newsletters and articles; Notes and comments received from colleagues, lecturers and administrators; Selection from a business journal that highlights the growth of a business; Self-evaluation and reflection on feedback (include self-reflection and documentation of improvement towards one's stated goals); Samples of student's creative and exemplary work and projects; Well articulated business plan; strategic plan, Writing samples (best recent paper); Lists and discussions of participation in community events and activities; Assessment instrument used to date; Other documents related to professional development (publication, grants, honors, awards, and/or certificates).

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 400. What constitute a pass are (i) at least 90% presence and (ii) timely completion of personal experience record (PER), a journal assessed by the Educational Support Service (ESS).No student can graduate without passing this course.

 

GSGR 4510 Regent Industrial Placement Experience (RIPE)

This course is one of the requirements for earning a bachelor's degree from Regent. This training offers students experience in varied organizations and agencies where computing applications are relevant. These might include an educational institution, the public service or corporations. This industrial training or internship is for a minimum of 24 weeks and may involve some formal training. The placement may take place during the vacation periods from the first year to the final year. Students are visited regularly by a tutor from either their department or the Educational Support Service.

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 100 for progress into the second year of the degree programme. What constitute a pass are (i) at least 90% presence and (ii) timely completion of personal experience record (PER), a journal assessed by the Educational Support Service (ESS).No student can graduate without passing this course.

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 400. What constitute a pass are (i) at least 90% presence and (ii) timely completion of personal experience record (PER), a journal assessed by the Educational Support Service (ESS).No student can graduate without passing this course.

 

GSGR 4600 Public Speaking

Public Speaking is a course designed to train future managers, leaders, organizers, preachers and even lecturers in the art of speaking in public. The planning, organization and presentation of different kinds of public addresses such as: Political speeches; vote of thanks; public addresses by government officials; Religious sermons / preachings; Speeches for formal occasions will be examined. The styles appropriate for different purposes including well-planned openings and conclusions, effective delivery and the use of rhetorical devices will be studied carefully and analysed. The course consists of the theory of the art of public speaking and students' practical. Speeches will be videotaped for the lecturer's evaluation and feedback. All speaking situations are subject to the approval of the lecturer.

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 400 for graduation.

 

GSGR 4700 Business Communication Seminars

This course is designed to train present and future managers, organizers, secretaries, public and business administrators, bankers, marketing personnel to enhance their performance in their various areas of endeavour. The planning, organization and presentation of different kinds of business letters, the dynamics of oral and written communication and report writing in business organizations will be critically examined. The styles and formats appropriate for different business documents for different purposes will also be studied. The course consists of theory of business communication process and students practical.

By the end of the course, students will able to: Explain the communication process in terms of Types and levels of communication in organization, why and how we communicate, some of the problems we encounter in business communication and how to curb such problems. Student will also be able to Plan and effectively write business messages and reports using appropriate formats and adapting effective styles; effectively apply oral communication systems/media in business organizations. i.e. Information Technology for Business Communication; Collect, calculate, describe and interpret statistical information for business purposes.

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 400 for graduation