University of Oklahoma NCPACE Distance Learning Course Listing

Undergraduate Courses

Course Listing Effective Dates: OCT-1-2017

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 ncpace@ou.edu, (405) 325-3069 or (800) 942-5702.

LSAL 3113 – Leadership in Organizations (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course DVD Version 7.0.
  • Daft, R. L. (2015). The leadership experience (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN-10: 1435462858, ISBN-13: 978- 1435462854.

LSAL 3133 – Conflict Resolution (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course DVD Version 7.0.
  • Hocker, J. and Wilmot, W. (2018). Interpersonal conflict (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN- 0-07-352394-1, ISBN-13:978-0-07-352394-1.
  • Covey, Stephen R. (2011). 3rd Alternative: Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems (2011 ed.). Free Press; Reprint edition. ISBN 13: 978-1-4516-2627-8.

LSAL 3153 – Ethics in Leadership (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Alavi, R. (2016). Ethics and leadership. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. ISBN-10: N/A, ISBN-13: 978-1465289544. Available by chapter in PDF form on the Course CD.

 

LSAL 3173 – Goal Setting and Attainment (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.0.
  • Maxwell, John C. (2014). The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Center Street Press. ISBN 978-1-59995-367-0 1435462858. 

LSAL 3513 – Integrated Marketing Strategies (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.0.
  • Perreault, W. D., Jr., Cannon, J. P., and McCarthy, E. J. (2010). Essentials of Marketing: A Marketing Strategy Planning Approach. 14th Edition. McGraw-Hill.
  • ISBN-10: 0077861043, ISBN-13: 978-0077861049.

LSAL 4123 – Quality Initiatives In Organizations (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Evans, J. R. (2016). Quality and performance excellence: Management, organization, and strategy. (8th ed). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN-10: 1305662229, ISBN-13: Â 978-1305662223.

LSAL 4143 – Cultural Diversity in the World (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.0.
  • Bryan, W. V. (2014). Multicultural aspects of human behavior: A guide to understanding human cultural development. (3rd ed). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. ISBN-10: 0398087903, ISBN-13: 978-0398087906. Required chapters provided as E-texts on the Course CD.

LSAL 4163 – Non-Profit Management (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.3.
  • Renz, D.O. (ed.) and Associates. (2010). The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA. ISBN-10: 0470392509, ISBN-13: 978-0470392508. 

LSTD 3003 – Interdisciplinary Inquiry (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Hacker, D. & Fister, B. (2015). Research and Documentation in the Digital Age. 6th edition.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. ISBN-13: 978-1457650697  ISBN-10: 145765069X 

LSTD 3113 – Humanities of the Ancient World (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Fiero, Gloria. (2015). The Humanistic Tradition: Prehistory to Early Modern World, Vol. I (7th Edition). McGraw Hill. ISBN-10: 1259360660 , ISBN-13: 978-1259360664.
  • Hacker, Diana, Fisher, Barbara. (2014). Research and Documentation in the Digital Age (6th Edition). Bedord/St. Martin. ISBN-10: 145765069X, ISBN-13: 978-1457650697. 

LSTD 3133 – Humanities of the Modern World (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Gloria Fiero, (2015). The Humanistic Tradition: The Early Modern World to the Present. Vol. 2, 7th edition. McGraw Hill. ISBN-10: 1259351688, ISBN-13: 978-125935188. 

LSTD 3193 – Art of the Non-Western World (three credits)

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)

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.3.
  • Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya (2010). Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives. 13th edition. Thomson-Wadsworth: Belmont, CA. ISBN: 0495573671. 

LSTD 3333 – Human Arrangements: Troubled Institutions and Social Inequality (three credits)

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.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.

LSTD 3343 – Challenges in a Changing World (three credits)

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.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.

LSTD 3513 – The Dynamic Universe (three credits)

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)

Required materials: </sh4>

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Shipman, Wilson, Higgins, & Torres (2016). An Introduction to Physical Science (14th Edition). Cengage. ISBN-10: N/A, ISBN 13: 978-1-305-07912-0.
  • Hawking, S. W. (1998). A brief history of time: The updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition. New York, NY: Bantam Books. ISBN: 0-553-10953-7; ISBN: 0-553-38016-8 

LSTD 3533 – Ecology and Evolution (three credits)

A study of the interactions of genetic change in organisms with environmental stress, and contributions of these interactions to evolution. (Formerly LSTD 3443)

Required materials:

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Starr, C., Evers, C. A., & Starr, L. (2016). Biology: Concepts and applications (Custom edition for University of Oklahoma LSTD 3533). Stamford: CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN:  978-1-337-03076-2.
  • Weiner, J. (1995). The beak of the finch. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ISBN-10: 067973337X; ISBN-13: 978-0679733379. 

LSTD 4313 – Homeland/Global Security (three credits)

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.

Required materials: 

  • Course DVD Version 6.0.
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security, Loose-leaf Version, 9th White Edition: 9th ISBN-13: 978-1-337-15015-6.