These courses are CD-ROM delivered and designed to run on government and contractor provided computers. The student is responsible for purchasing/providing all textbooks and materials for the course and for a portion of the tuition and fees.
Prerequisites for all courses on this page: To exceed six credit hours of LSTD/LSAL 3000-4000 level coursework, OU Advisor Approval and admission to the BA program is required. Contact OU NCPACE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, (405) 325-3069 or (800) 942-5702.
The general purpose of this course is to learn about contemporary thinking regarding leadership in organizations and the applications of these insights for growth as a leader. (Formerly LSTD 3613)
This course reviews several contemporary theories of the nature of conflict and how best to manage it. Students will examine the communication process and will practice effective communication skills through exercise. (Formerly LSTD 3623)
This course will explore various concepts, principles and case studies involved in ethics in the social science, with a particular emphasis on business ethics. Students will examine core values in light of social conditioning, short-term profiteering, and the need for affiliation. (Formerly LSTD 3663)
Introduces students to the importance of establishing goals and the goal attainment process in business and other settings. These include perspectives of goal attainment in the industry as they apply to production and to overcoming challenges. (Formerly LSTD 4613)
Focuses on marketing communications by examining many types of retailers, the basic concepts that apply to all areas of promotion, basic selling techniques, and advertising and sales promotions as important parts of a promotion blend. (Formerly LSTD 3633)
Understanding quality initiatives is the focus of this course. Students will discuss tools that can be used in order to build teams and a good environment in the workplace. (Formerly LSTD 4643)
At the end of this course, the learner will be able to apply an in-depth understanding of cultural diversity to issues in human relations and in achieving true diversity in organizations. The course will provide learners with a conceptual framework from which to analyze historical and current legal approaches to cultural diversity, with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of how and why affirmative action programs are implemented. (Formerly LSTD 4633)
Provides an overview of nonprofit management, operations, and leadership as well as the problems and environment unique to the various nonprofit entities functioning in society. (Formerly LDTD 4663)
This course will focus on adult learning theory and development, development of self-directed learning skills, educational and career planning and learning contracts, and the concept of paradigmatic thinking in the natural sciences and other human endeavors. This course will also focus on preparation for academic writing and argumentation. (Formerly LSTD 3503)
In this course, students will explore a broad variety of cultural themes found concurrently in both western and non-western cultures from Antiquity through the Middle Ages. (Formerly LSTD 3233)
In this course, students will explore a broad variety of cultural themes found concurrently in both western and non-western cultures from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment and into the Modern World. (Formerly LSTD 3243)
Explores a broad variety of cultural themes found in non-western art from the ancient world to the modern world. An introduction to the art of a variety of non-western cultures and examines the role that art history plays in the study of those visual objects. The course consists of four parts: African art; Asian art of India, China and Japan; native American art of North, Meso-American; South American and the Pacific. (Formerly LSTD 3263)
This course will address issues affecting institutions from family through those affecting the national population, including health care, education, the economy, and the interaction of government with all such questions. It also addresses problems arising from inequality among groups in the society, including poverty, elderly and young, minority and majority, and gender concerns.
This course deals with questions of conformity and deviance in societies. Topics addressed include sexual behavior, drug use and crime and violence. It also looks at social problems expressed on a broader scale, including those associated with increased population and associated urbanization and the outbreaks of war, terrorism and international conflict arising from inequalities occurring on an international scale.
Select topics including the Big Bang, formation of matter and its association into stars and planets, plate tectonics and the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere. (Formerly LSTD 3433)
A study of the interactions of genetic change in organisms with environmental stress, and contributions of these interactions to evolution. (Formerly LSTD 3443)
Designed to help the student understand how governments deal with the problem of securing the 'homeland.' Examines what terrorism is, how America has traditionally dealt with homeland security, and how that perspective is evolving. Once we understand what terrorism is, the focus of the course will be on how law enforcement and the courts have taken on the challenge of providing global security while ensuring justice.