2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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ABA 100 Principles of Behavior Analysis 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

An introduction to applied behavior analysis, which places emphasis on learning and conditioning procedures with respect to human behavior. This course includes a focus on the philosophy of behavior analysis and its application towards a variety of populations.  

ABA 205 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course is designed to provide background and information on the science of behavior. It covers a wide range of topics within behavior analysis including basic principles such as contingencies of reinforcement and punishment and functions of behavior, as well as respondent and operant conditioning. The course also examines how basic behavior research can be conducted and implemented/consumed in applied settings.

ABA 210 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to research within applied behavior analysis. It covers a brief history of research methods within behavior analysis and the foundations of the methods, how to develop and implement a research project including creating a research agenda and how to appropriately carry out the research of interest, evaluating previous research, how to use research in an applied setting, and how research is shared in the scientific community.

ABA 230 Behavior Change Procedures 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction and review of procedures used to increase, decrease, modify, and maintain socially relevant behaviors through the use of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of appropriate procedures, description using technological language, and practice of basic implementations. This course includes a lecture content and a laboratory component designed to provide students with the training and practice necessary to apply to sit for the BACB’s Registered Behavior Technician credential.

ABA 320 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100 or ABA 205.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of major areas of conceptual and theoretical research in behavior analysis. The course will cover topics relating to radical behaviorism, verbal behavior, and behavior analytic approaches to cognitive phenomenon.

 

ABA 340 Behavior Assessment 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100.

This course will cover content relating to the identification of target behaviors, implementing behavior-recording strategies, conducting functional behavior assessments.

ABA 350 Practice and Ethics in Behavior Analysis 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100, ABA 230, and junior standing, or instructor permission. Must be a behavior analysis major or enrolled in the assistant behavior analyst certificate program.

An introduction to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts as set out by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students will gain experience interpreting the guidelines as they apply to various ‘real world’ scenarios in a variety of applied settings.

ABA 390 Behavior Analysis Practicum I 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ABA 230; Practicum Admission; minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 100.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As a concentrated practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the first practicum course in a series of two.

ABA 391 Behavior Analysis Practicum II 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ABA 390, minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 390.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As a concentrated practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the second practicum course in a series of two.

ABA 460 Staff Training and Clinical Supervision 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 100.

The primary objective of this course is to have students develop an understanding of behavior analytic procedures with respect to staff training and clinical supervision, such as behavior skills training, best practices for providing supervision and oversight of staff, and increasing employee motivation/satisfaction.

ABA 490 Behavior Analysis Practicum III 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 340, ABA 391; minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 340, and ABA 391; minimum NMU GPA of 2.5.

This course is highly recommended for students seeking an advanced training experience and/or are interested in obtaining the assistant behavior analyst credential by offering enhanced experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As a concentrated practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB.

ABA 491 Behavior Analysis Practicum IV 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: ABA 490, minimum grade of a “C”.

This course is highly recommended for students seeking an advanced training experience and/or are interested in obtaining the assistant behavior analyst credential by offering enhanced experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As a concentrated practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB.

ACT 201 Practical Accounting Procedures 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Study of basic principles and procedures in clerical, technical or secretarial fields. This course will emphasize recording business transactions and completing the accounting cycle, using special journals, and preparing financial statements, worksheets, payroll and other records.

ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: MA 100 or mathematics placement score of MA 111 or higher.

ACT 230 is designed to introduce financial accounting. This course will cover the steps of the accounting cycle and related basic financial statements, discuss accounting for assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity, explore processes for mitigating fraud through internal controls, and review various other topics intended to further your knowledge within the realm of financial accounting.

ACT 240 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: ACT 230 with a grade of “C” or better and MA 109 and EN 111.

This course introduces students to the theory, rationale, objectives, and procedures relative to managerial accounting with an examination of current accounting approaches and processes. The aim is to develop an initial, realistic understanding of managerial accounting, particularly from the viewpoints of developers and users of pertinent information.

ACT 302 Financial Accounting II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 301.

Intensive study of the liability and owners’ equity sections of the balance sheet and the treatment of special problem areas in accounting.

ACT 311 Cost Accounting 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 240 with a grade of “C” or better and CIS 222 and EN 211 or equivalency.

Development of an understanding of cost accounting as an information system designed to provide data for inventory valuation and income determination, planning and controlling routine operations, and non-routine decisions.

ACT 321 Federal Income Taxation 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 240 with a grade of “C” or better and CIS 222 and EN 211 or equivalency.

Basics of individual federal income taxation. Major topics include basic tax model, gross income, deductions, alternative minimum tax, property, nontaxable exchanges, capital gains/losses, depreciation and deferred compensation. Policy and historical developments are studied to aid comprehension of current law.

ACT 331 Accounting Information Systems 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 240 with a grade of “C” or better and CIS 222 and EN 211 or equivalency.

Information and systems approaches as well as systems analysis/design. Emphasis is on transaction processing, controls, flow-charting techniques and accounting situations involving electronic computing systems. The problems and cases are like those on CPA and CMA examinations.

ACT 403 Accounting III 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ACT 302, ACT 311, and ACT 321.

Third course in the financial accounting sequence covers special problem areas: introduces students to accounting for variable interest entities, foreign currency transactions and derivatives, foreign subsidiaries, and partnerships.

ACT 422 Advanced Federal Taxation 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 321 and junior standing or instructor’s permission.

This course applies the basics of income taxation learned in the first tax course to corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Topics also include professional tax practice considerations and family tax planning. Practical experience in the preparation of tax forms will also be gained.

ACT 441 Auditing 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ACT 302, ACT 311 and junior standing.

Review of audit concepts, standards and procedures; ethics and legal requirements; scope, objectives and nature of audits; management of an audit and modern audit techniques. Statistical sampling in auditing, electronic systems audits and the auditor’s role in tax and management advisory services are also covered.

ACT 491 Internship in Accounting 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: College of Business permission and junior standing.

Professional experience for qualified accounting or finance majors. Working with accounting or other business firms. Written paper required; students are evaluated by the faculty supervisor in consultation with the employer.