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Corporate Systems (Woods College) Courses (ADSY) Woods College of Advancing Studies


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ADSY 1140 Research: Techniques and Processes Fall 4
Course Description

Recommended as the first course, it examines the logic of research design and explores how data are approached, collected and analyzed in an interactive information age. Practical applications across disciplines introduce both the electronic and traditional tools and techniques necessary to interpret and utilize findings. Cases and presentations prepare students to analyze, evaluate and challenge specific applications and to suggest alternative interpretations. Online databases, the WWW and the internet expand options.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ADSY 1141 Collaborative Computing Fall 4
Course Description

An immersive education course extends knowledge and improves skills in the use of industry standard business software, supplemented with a detailed overview of server and workstation hardware. Students explore the collaborative use of versatile and powerful state-of-the-art applications. Topics include proprietary and open source operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet and presentational applications, hardware interfaces, backup schematics, network applications and protocols, including SSH, HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/IMAP Mail Transfer Agents, and client/server remote connect applications, web publishing, compression utilities, collaborative document concepts, and the design and structure of data files. No auditors.


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Prerequisites: Facile knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, data management, graphics, and the Internet.

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ADSY 1142 Organizational Communication Fall 4
Course Description

To thrive in constantly transforming organizations, it is important to understand the factors which influence performance and satisfaction, and the dynamics critical to interacting with and managing others effectively. Reviews the major theories of management and considers how personality, motivation, communication, perception, group dynamics, leadership style and organizational culture affect productivity and personal and professional success.


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Prerequisites: None

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ADSY 1143 Corporate Communication Fall 4
Course Description

In a globally competitive and technologically advanced world, the ability to convey ideas and persuade diverse audiences is critical to professional success in every organization. Course provides a learning environment which develops proficient communication skills. Focusing on business writing and oral presentations with particular attention to purpose and audience, the curriculum offers strategies for effective business communication in letters, memos, email, reports, proposals, resumes, meetings, and presentations. Classroom interaction, written assignments, collaborative media design, and team presentations provide multiple opportunities to demonstrate and enhance skills and to receive feedback on your professional communication style.


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Prerequisites: None

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ADSY 1144 Computer-Mediated Presentations Fall 4
Course Description

Computer graphics, presentation software, the World Wide Web, and other emerging technologies change the way we structure and present professional and personal information. Creating, interpreting and revising data are highly desired skills. Competitive environments demand persuasive professional presentations that match medium and message, combine clear organization, succinct organization and attractive design. Explores the use of color, graphic design, electronic photography, web interactivity digital and other media. No auditors.


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Prerequisites: None

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ADSY 5001 Leadership and Innovation Fall 4
Course Description

Positioning organizations and individuals for success amid volatile global financial, economic, technological and political uncertainty demands principled, insightful leadership as well as imaginative, innovative and operational expertise. This course examines disruptive sources (including fraud, scandals), the accelerating pace of change which renders past experience and knowledge insufficient, and the need for leaders making decisions about the future to think and behave like innovators. The focus is on creating open optimistic climates that engage employees, develop skills and talents, and promote continuous knowledge sharing, smart work designs and creative problem solving. The course explores strategies critical to influencing performances and implementing customized responses to motivation, morale and performance issues.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael Connolly

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ADGR7730

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