2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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  • ACCT 210 - Financial Accounting


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course focuses on how business events affect financial statements by acquiring a working knowledge of basic accounting theory and concepts. Topics include the role of accounting in decision making; the recording procedures that accountants use to organize information for financial statement preparation; and analytical tools and accounting principles to aid in reading and interpreting financial statements.
    Prerequisite: ISYS-100 and MATH-116 or higher (excludes MATH-141)
  
  • ACCT 211 - Managerial Accounting


    Credits: Three (3)
    The concepts of managerial accounting are covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and use of financial information for planning, decision making and control. The course will address cost classifications, product and service costing methods and systems, profit planning, measuring performance, and the new manufacturing environment.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-210
  
  • ACCT 270 - Intro to Accounting in the St. Louis Region


    Credits: One (1)
    This unique field-based course explores accounting in many professional settings. Students visit a number of companies and hear speakers from a variety of organizations including manufacturing facilities, not-for-profit organizations and a Fortune 500 company. Course requirements include the preparation of a portfolio and a project.


  
  • ACCT 293 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACCT 309 - Advanced Managerial Accounting


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course, students obtain, use and critically evaluate financial and non-financial information to make effective business decisions considering strategic, technological and environmental factors.

     
    Prerequisite: ENGL-104 OR ENGL-204H, ACCT-211, ECON-201 OR ECON-202, MGMT-321

  
  • ACCT 310 - Forensic Accounting and Ethics 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides an introduction to the field of forensic accounting and fraud detection and examination. Course content includes an introduction of accounting ethics, fraudulent financial reporting, Foreign corrupt practices act, economic damages, business valuation, money laundering, terrorism and cyber security.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211; BUS-280; ENGL-104 OR ENGL-204H
  
  • ACCT 313 - Individual Income Tax


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course emphasizes the federal income taxation of individuals as prescribed in the Internal Revenue Code, related regulations, rulings and case law. The purpose is to develop an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of income taxes, to become acquainted with research skills needed to locate appropriate tax law sources and to apply principles and concepts to tax return preparation.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 315 - Financial Data Analytics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Business Intelligence is the transformation of data into information, then intelligence for decisions and finally into action. This course focuses on using Excel as a tool for Business Intelligence.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 318 - Financial Reporting 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    An in-depth study of financial accounting topics including applications of time value concepts; valuation of inventories; acquisition and disposition of property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; and revenue recognition. The transition from U.S. GAAP to IFRS is also discussed.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 319 - Financial Reporting 2


    Credits: Three (3)
    An in-depth study of accounting topics including stockholders equity issues, earnings per share valuation, investments, current and long-term liabilities, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases, post- retirement benefits and statement of cash flows. The transition from U.S. GAAP to IFRS is also discussed.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-318
  
  • ACCT 370 - Accounting in the Saint Louis Region


    Credits: Three (3)
    This unique field-based course explores accounting in many professional settings. Students visit a number of companies and hear speakers from a variety of organizations including manufacturing facilities, not- for-profit organizations and a Fortune 500 company.
    Note: Course requirements include the preparation of a portfolio and paper.

    Prerequisite: ACCT-210
  
  • ACCT 393 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACCT 412 - Business Taxes


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will cover the framework of the federal income tax system and how taxes impact the decision-making process. The class will focus on the fundamental concepts of common tax regulations and provide a broad overview of the taxation of corporations, individuals and the flow-through entities. Other topics include the current tax environment, taxation of sole proprietorships, and fringe benefits and investment assets.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 414 - Corporate Income Tax


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course focuses on the federal income taxation of regular corporations, S corporations and partnerships. Coverage includes tax administration and filing procedures, liability determination, preparation of tax returns, tax research and tax planning considerations.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-313 or ACCT-412
  
  • ACCT 415 - Accounting Information Systems


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces students to Accounting Information Systems concepts and applications. Topics covered include system development life cycle, AIS design and development, accounting database design, business process analysis, accounting applications, IT security and controls, and accounting requirements for the development of intelligent systems.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 417 - Financial Reporting III


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers advanced-level accounting subjects including business combinations, partnerships and accounting for multi-national entities, and segment and interim reporting.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-319
  
  • ACCT 423 - Auditing


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the theory and application of required standards and appropriate procedures used by the independent accountant to give various degrees of assurance to an organization’s financial information and operations, with a focus on external auditing. The auditor’s responsibilities, work paper preparation, and ethical standards are included in this course.

     
    Prerequisite: ACCT-318

  
  • ACCT 424 - Internal Audit


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides an overview of the role and functions of the internal auditor, including compliance and operational auditing; standards, procedures and codes of conduct; organization and administration; internal control issues and risk assessment; and relationships with management and the external auditors.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-423
  
  • ACCT 425 - IT Audit


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will present the tools, guidelines and techniques used in IT auditing, including the internal control framework, internal and IT controls, technical environment, documentation techniques, assessment of management and application controls, risk assessment and management, and evidence collection and evaluation.


    Prerequisite: ACCT-415

  
  • ACCT 435 - Quickbooks for the Accounting Professional


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students learn basic and advanced features of QuickBooks small business accounting software. Topics include how accounting professionals work efficiently with multiple QuickBooks clients, customizing QuickBooks to meet client requirements, reviewing and adjusting client balances, managing client’s fixed assets, using the audit trail to track client errors, implementing security and controls, and using remote access.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 440 - Enterprise Risk Mgmt and Controls


    Credits: One (1)
    The focus of this course is on understanding an entity and its environment, including the identification and assessment of risk. Topics covered include the COSO framework, entity level controls, and the effect that information technology has on an organization’s controls.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 455 - Advanced IT Audit


    Credits: Three (3)
    The purpose of this course is to help prepare students for a successful career in public practice, industry or government by understanding how to audit, use and participate in the design of accounting information systems. The course will also help students learn how to assess and consider the impact of IT governance, risk and compliance on accounting functions, focusing on how IT affects business processes and controls.
  
  • ACCT 456 - Financial Statement Analysis I


    Credits: One (1)
    This course provides the skills necessary to become familiar with the content of financial information provided in an annual report and the most common filings required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Topics also covered include analyzing the balance sheet and income statement, profitability, traditional ratio analysis and interpretation, and common size financial statements.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 457 - Financial Statement Analysis II


    Credits: One (1)
    This course provides the skills necessary to interpret financial statement information by focusing on the statement of cash flows and the notes that accompany the required financial statements. Additional topics include accounting alternatives available for inventory, long-lived assets and stock options, adjusting financial statements for comparability, and an overview of disclosures required for leases, pension plans, income taxes, debt and operating segments.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 458 - Forensic Accounting and Ethics II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides an overview of the field of forensic accounting and fraud detection and examination. Course content includes evidence gathering, analysis of financial information and documentation, data analytics, investigative methods, the legal elements of fraud, and interviewing and reporting skills.


    Prerequisite: ACCT-310

  
  • ACCT 461 - Accounting for Not-For-Profit Entities


    Credits: One (1)
    This course provides an overview of the accounting, auditing and reporting issues of not-for-profit entities. Topics include the preparation of financial statements, challenges of accounting, and funds used.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 463 - Performance Management


    Credits: One (1)
    This course examines the analysis of financial statements to identify the critical success factors of an organization and develop measures that can be tracked over time. Students learn to use these measures to assess the progress made in achieving specific targets that are linked to the organization’s vision.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 468 - Estate and Trust Taxation


    Credits: One (1)
    This course covers the fundamentals of estate, trust and gift taxation, including the components of taxable income, computation of tax liability and use of appropriate tax forms.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 470 - Volunteer Tax Preparation


    Credits: One (1)
    This course is an overview of individual Federal and Missouri income tax return preparation, including filing status, appropriate tax forms and basic credits. This course requires students to complete a self-study workbook and perform volunteer tax preparation.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 478 - International Accounting


    Credits: One (1)
    This course explores topics in the area of international accounting.
  
  • ACCT 485 - Adv Accounting Information Systems


    Credits: Three (3)
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems builds on the introductory Accounting Information Systems course, focusing on emerging trends and technologies in accounting information systems and current developments in the field.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-415 and SENIOR STATUS
  
  • ACCT 491 - Account Theory (Capstone)


    Credits: Three (3)
    The capstone course integrates previous course material from financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, international financial reporting standards and related accounting courses. The case- oriented class involves a wide variety of issues facing accountants today.

    Please note:The Accounting Capstone course can be taken a maximum of two (2) times. If a student does not earn a C- or above after the second attempt, then he or she will be required to change their major.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-309, ACCT-310, ACCT-318, ACCT-319, ACCT-423, FIN-312, Senior Status
    (ACCT-423 may be taken concurrently)

  
  • ACCT 493 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACCT 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACCT 497 - Special Topics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ACCT-211
  
  • ACCT 499 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACCT 509 - Financial Accounting


    Credits: Three (3)
    The fundamentals of accounting and the methods of reporting are covered in this course. Measurement of periodic net income and financial position and the reporting of the results to stockholders and creditors are key objectives. This course serves as an introduction to accounting for those students with no background or work experience in accounting.
  
  • ACCT 610 - Accounting for Managers


    Credits: Three (3)
    The basic foundations of managerial accounting to aid in planning, implementing, controlling and evaluating an organizations goals and objectives are covered in this course.
    NOTE: Computer spreadsheet proficiency required


    Prerequisite: ACCT-509

  
  • ACCT 614 - Tax Planning and Decision Making


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of common tax regulations and provide a broad overview of corporate and partnership taxation and individual tax planning issues. Specific topics include: the framework of the tax system; fundamentals of tax planning; the taxation of sole proprietorships, flow-through entities and corporations; and the tax treatment of fringe benefits and investment assets.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-610
  
  • ACCT 615 - Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers accounting, auditing, financial analysis, budgeting, and performance measurement for federal, state, and local governments and not-for-profit organizations.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-610
  
  • ACCT 616 - Financial Reporting III


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers advanced-level accounting subjects, including business combinations, partnerships and accounting for multi-national entities; and segment and interim reporting.
  
  • ACCT 618 - Strategic Accounting Issues


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course deals with the role that the accounting function plays in achieving the strategic goals of an organization. It also explores the issues of corporate governance, including the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the interactions among management, auditors and the audit committee.
    Prerequisite: ACCT-610
  
  • ACCT 620 - Financial Statement Analysis


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will provide the skills necessary to interpret and analyze financial statement information by discussing the four key financial statements and analyzing the financial information to evaluate profitability, liquidity and risk. Topics also covered include traditional ratio analysis and interpretation, accounting rules and quality of earnings, warning signs of financial distress, and SEC reporting requirements.
    Cross-listed: FIN-620
    Prerequisite: ACCT-610
  
  • ACCT 650 - Accounting Research and Communication


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will use various sources of authoritative guidance to resolve complex, professionally oriented problems that include auditing, financial reporting, and taxation. Students will analyze numerous unstructured cases and present their conclusions with written reports and oral presentations.


  
  • ACCT 660 - Data Analytics 1


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course serves as an introduction to data analytics. Data analytics is generally defined as the use of data, quantitative analysis, and modeling to drive business decisions. An overview of different analytics techniques (descriptive, predictive and prescriptive) with a focus on descriptive analytics technique to illustrate business decision-making situations is discussed.
    Cross-listed: BDAT-600, ISYS-660
  
  • ACCT 670 - Advanced Auditing


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a review of auditing procedures, auditing standards generally accepted in the United States (GAAS) and other standards related to attestation engagements. This course must be taken during the last twelve credit hours of the program.


  
  • ACCT 672 - Advanced Business Environment & Concepts


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a review of business structure; economic concepts essential to understanding an entity’s operation, business and industry; financial management; information technology; and planning and measurement. This course must be taken during the last twelve credit hours of the program.


  
  • ACCT 674 - Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a review of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) that affect business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and government entities. This course must be taken during the last twelve credit hours of the program.


  
  • ACCT 676 - Advanced Accounting Regulation


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a review of taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law. Topics address CPAs’ professional and legal responsibilities, and legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accounting and auditing. This course must be taken during the last twelve credit hours of the program.


  
  • ACCT 697 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
  
  • ACSC 213 - Topics in Actuarial Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    “Topics in Actuarial Science” is intended to be ongoing and taught every semester. Students can take this one-credit course multiple times for credit; initially up to two times. The course is open to actuarial science majors who are sophomores and above. The course will be a combination of guest lecturers (drawn from industry and professional leaders from around the country) and discussions led by me. Additionally, each student will be asked to participate in one group project.
    Cross-listed: ACSC 413
  
  • ACSC 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • ACSC 299 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Internship course is designed for mathematics, actuarial science, computer science and data science students to integrate the academic to the appropriate science profession through internship experiences. Students will work on internship projects under the employer supervisor and research projects under the guidance of faculty in mathematics and computing sciences.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-399, ACSC-499, ACSC-599, ACSC-699
  
  • ACSC 305 - Insurance and Risk


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the students to the fundamental principles of insurance and risk. Students receive a thorough introduction to risk concepts, as well as life, health, property and casualty insurance, and retirement plans. Group projects, guest lecturers and outside readings supplement the text.

    This course helps prepare students for Online Course 1 (CA1) – Risk Management and Insurance Operations, offered by the Casualty Actuarial Society. This provides basic information for the upper level actuarial science courses.

  
  • ACSC 394 - Actuarial Seminar I


    Credits: Three (3)
     The primary objective of this course is to prepare students to pass Society of Actuaries Examination P (Probability). Students should be able to solve problems involving the rules of differential and integral calculus for one and several variables, discrete distributions (binomial, uniform, hypergeometric, geometric, negative binomial, Poisson), Bayes theorem, continuous distributions (uniform, exponential, normal distribution) with their applications, transformation, joint and marginal distributions, and conditional distributions.
    Note: This course is for actuarial science majors only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-594
    Prerequisite: MATH -370
  
  • ACSC 399 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Internship course is designed for mathematics, actuarial science, computer science and data science students to integrate the academic to the appropriate science profession through internship experiences. Students will work on internship projects under the employer supervisor and research projects under the guidance of faculty in mathematics and computing sciences.
    Prerequisite: ACSC-299
  
  • ACSC 407 - Loss Models


    Credits: Three (3)
    Introduce coverage modifications (deductibles, limits, and coinsurance), risk measures (Value at Risk and Tail Value at Risk); introduce frequency, severity and aggregate models. Applying those models to coverage modifications and risk measures; learn the construction, parameter estimation, comparison and selection of parametric models (frequency, severity and aggregate models); introduce credibility and estimate failure time and loss distribution using credibility procedures (Bayesian credibility, Bühlmann and Bühlmann-Straub models); introduce Insurance, reinsurance coverages, and pricing and reserving for short-term insurance coverages.

    ACSC 407 covers all of the learning objectives contained in Examination STAM (Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-607
    Prerequisite: MATH-372

  
  • ACSC 410 - Introduction to ERM


    Credits: Three (3)
    “Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management” is designed for students (a) who have taken ACSC 416 (Corporate Finance) or (b) are senior actuarial science majors. Content is from the ERM text covered in the FAP syllabus of the SOA, the first time an aspiring actuary studies ERM. The course also includes guest lecturers, small group projects, and a capstone class project selected by the students.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-610
  
  • ACSC 411 - Derivative Market


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course covers the theoretical basis of certain actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include interest rate models, rational valuation of derivative securities, simulation, and risk management techniques. A thorough knowledge of calculus, probability, and interest theory is assumed. Basic knowledge of risk management is also assumed.

    ACSC-411 and ACSC-416 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination IFM (Investments and Financial Markets) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-611
    Prerequisite: ACSC-414

  
  • ACSC 413 - Topics in Actuarial Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    “Topics in Actuarial Science” is intended to be ongoing, and taught every semester. Students can take this one-credit course multiple times for credit; initially up to two times. The course is open to actuarial science majors who are sophomores and above. The course will be a combination of guest lecturers (drawn from industry and professional leaders from around the country) and discussions led by me. Additionally, each student will be asked to participate in one group project.
    Cross-listed: ACSC 213
  
  • ACSC 414 - Theory of Interest


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the mathematical theory of compound interest with applications to investments. Topics include accumulation of interest in discrete and continuous time, nominal and effective interest, present and future values, and annuities.

    ACSC 414 and ACSC 415 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination FM (Financial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-514
    Corequisite: MATH-151

  
  • ACSC 415 - Financial Mathematics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the mathematical theory of compound interest with applications to investments and corporate finance. Topics include amortization of loans sinking fund, price of bonds, amortization of premium, accumulation of discount, interest rate swaps and determinants of interest rates; the dollar weighted return, time-weighted rate of return, duration and convexity of cash flows; constructing an investment portfolio to fully immunize set of liability cash flows.

    ACSC 414 and ACSC 415 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination FM (Financial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-515
    Prerequisite: ACSC-414

  
  • ACSC 416 - Corporate Finance I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of Corporate Finance. Topics include definitions of key financing terms and concepts; dividend policy; impact of financing policies on capital structure; characteristics and definitions of key financing instruments; structure and financing of a stock company; calculation of stock values; and measures and assessment of financial performance.

    Students who receive a B- or higher in this course and ACCT 210 are eligible to receive VEE (Validation by Education Experience) credit from the Society of Actuaries in Accounting and Finance.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-516
    Prerequisite: ACSC-415

  
  • ACSC 421 - Actuarial Modeling I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is the first of two courses in actuarial modeling, designed to develop students’ knowledge in the theoretical basis of actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include survival models, force of mortality; complete and curtate expectation of life; Makeham and Gompertz mortality laws. Life tables: characteristics of population and insurance life tables; selection; fractional age assumptions. Life insurance payments and annuity payments: present value random variables; expected present values; higher moments; actuarial notation. Annual, 1/mthly and continuous cases. Relationships between insurance and annuity functions. Premiums: expense loadings. Present value of future loss random variables and distribution, net and gross cases. Equivalence principle. Portfolio percentile principle.

    ACSC 421 and ACSC 422 cover the learning objectives contained in Examination LTAM (Long-Term Actuarial Models) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-521
    Prerequisite: MATH-371 and ACSC-415

  
  • ACSC 422 - Actuarial Modeling II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is the second part of two courses in actuarial modeling designed to develop the student’s knowledge in the theoretical basis of actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include analysis of benefits reserves, multiple state models, multiple life models, Pension Plans and Retirement Benefits, health benefits models, mortality improvement model, and emerging costs for traditional life insurance.

    ACSC 421 and ACSC 422 together cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination LTAM (Long-Term Actuarial Models) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Cross-listed: ACSC-522
    Prerequisite: ACSC-421

  
  • ACSC 495 - Actuarial Seminar II


    Credits: Three (3)
    The primary objective of this course is to prepare students to pass Society of Actuaries Examination FM (Financial Mathematics). Students will learn techniques to calculate various rates of interest and present values. Students will understand key procedures of financial mathematics including annuities, loans , bonds and options.
    Note: This course is for actuarial science majors only.

    Prerequisite: ACSC-414
  
  • ACSC 496 - Actuarial Seminar III


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is designed for actuarial science students who have passed the Society of Actuaries exams P and FM to study for the Society of Actuaries exam IFM.
    Prerequisite: Pass exam P and exam FM
  
  • ACSC 498 - Actuarial Seminar IV


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is designed for actuarial science students who have passed the Society of Actuaries exams P and FM to study for the Society of Actuaries exams SRM, STAM, or LTAM.
    Prerequisite: Pass exam P and exam FM
  
  • ACSC 499 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Internship course is designed for mathematics, actuarial science, computer science and data science students to integrate the academic to the appropriate science profession through internship experiences. Students will work on internship projects under the employer supervisor and research projects under the guidance of faculty in mathematics and computing sciences.
    Prerequisite: ACSC-399
  
  • ACSC 510 - Risk Theory


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the students to risk theory as it applies, under specified assumptions, to insurance. Topics include individual and collective risk models for single and extended periods, expense loaded premiums, liabilities and asset shares, Markov chains.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

  
  • ACSC 514 - Theory of Interest


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the mathematical theory of compound interest with applications to investments. Topics include accumulation of interest in discrete and continuous time, nominal and effective interest, present and future values, and annuities.

    ACSC 514 and ACSC 515 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination FM (Financial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-414
    Prerequisite: MATH 151 or Permission of Program Director

  
  • ACSC 515 - Financial Mathematics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the mathematical theory of compound interest with applications to investments and corporate finance. Topics include amortization of loans sinking fund, price of bonds, amortization of premium, accumulation of discount, interest rate swaps and determinants of interest rates; the dollar weighted return, time-weighted rate of return, duration and convexity of cash flows; constructing an investment portfolio to fully immunize set of liability cash flows.

    ACSC 514 and ACSC 515 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination FM (Financial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries. A presentation of one project is required for the course.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: ACSC-514

  
  • ACSC 516 - Corporate Finance I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of Corporate Finance. Topics include definitions of key financing terms and concepts; dividend policy; impact of financing policies on capital structure; characteristics and definitions of key financing instruments; structure and financing of a stock company; calculation of stock values; and measures and assessment of financial performance.

    Students who receive a B- or higher in this course and ACCT 210 are eligible to receive VEE (Validation by Education Experience) credit from the Society of Actuaries in Accounting and Finance.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-416
    Prerequisite: ACSC-515

  
  • ACSC 521 - Actuarial Modeling I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is the first of two courses in actuarial modeling, designed to develop students’ knowledge in the theoretical basis of actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include survival models, l force of mortality; complete and curtate expectation of life; Makeham and Gompertz mortality laws. Life tables: characteristics of population and insurance life tables; selection; fractional age assumptions. Life insurance payments and annuity payments: present value random variables; expected present values; higher moments; actuarial notation. Annual, 1/mthly and continuous cases. Relationships between insurance and annuity functions. Premiums: expense loadings. Present value of future loss random variables and distribution, net and gross cases. Equivalence principle. Portfolio percentile principle.
    ACSC 521 and ACSC 522 together cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination LTAM (Long-Term Actuarial Models) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-421
    Prerequisite: MATH-571 and ACSC-515
  
  • ACSC 522 - Actuarial Modeling II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is the second part of two courses in actuarial modeling designed to develop the student’s knowledge in the theoretical basis of actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include analysis of benefits reserves, multiple state models, multiple life models, Pension Plans and Retirement Benefits, health benefits models, mortality improvement model, and emerging costs for traditional life insurance.

    ACSC-521 and ACSC-522 together cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination LTAM (Long-Term Actuarial Models) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-422
    Prerequisite: ACSC-521

  
  • ACSC 594 - Actuarial Seminar I


    Credits: Three (3)
    The primary objective of this course is to prepare students to pass Society of Actuaries Examination P (Probability). Students should be able to solve problems involving the rules of differential and integral calculus for one and several variables, normal distribution with its application, joint and marginal distributions, and univariate and multivariate probability distributions.
    Note: This course is for actuarial science graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-394
    Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director
  
  • ACSC 595 - Actuarial Seminar II


    Credits: Three (3)
    The primary objective of this course is to prepare students to pass Society of Actuaries Examination FM (Financial Mathematics). Students will learn the techniques to calculate various rates of interest, present value, future value and options. Students will understand key procedures of financial mathematics including annuity, amortization schedules, bonds and options.
    Note: This course is for actuarial science majors and graduate students only.

    Cross-listed: ACSC-495
    Prerequisite: ACSC-515 and Permission of the Program Director
  
  • ACSC 599 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Internship course is designed for mathematics, actuarial science, computer science and data science students to integrate the academic to the appropriate science profession through internship experiences. Students will work on internship projects under the employer supervisor and research projects under the guidance of faculty in mathematics and computing sciences.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

  
  • ACSC 607 - Loss Models


    Credits: Three (3)
    Introduce coverage modifications (deductibles, limits, and coinsurance), risk measures (Value at Risk and Tail Value at Risk); introduce frequency, severity and aggregate models. Applying those models to coverage modifications and risk measures; learn the construction, parameter estimation, comparison and selection of parametric models (frequency, severity and aggregate models); introduce credibility and estimate failure time and loss distribution using credibility procedures (Bayesian credibility, Bühlmann and Bühlmann-Straub models); introduce Insurance, reinsurance coverages, and pricing and reserving for short-term insurance coverages.

    ACSC 607 covers all of the learning objectives contained in Examination STAM (Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only

    Cross-listed: ACSC-407
    Prerequisite: MATH-572

  
  • ACSC 610 - Introduction to ERM


    Credits: Three (3)
    “Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management” is designed for students (a) who have taken ACSC 516 (Corporate Finance I) or (b) are senior actuarial science majors. Content is from the ERM text covered in the FAP syllabus of the SOA, the first time an aspiring actuary studies ERM. The course also includes guest lecturers, small group projects, and a capstone class project selected by the students.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only

    Prerequisite: ACSC-516
  
  • ACSC 611 - Derivative Markets


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course covers the theoretical basis of certain actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Topics include interest rate models, rational valuation of derivative securities, simulation, and risk management techniques. A thorough knowledge of calculus, probability, and interest theory is assumed. Basic knowledge of risk management is also assumed.

    ACSC-611 and ACSC-516 cover all of the learning objectives contained in Examination IFM (Investments and Financial Markets) of the Society of Actuaries.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: ACSC-514

  
  • ACSC 695 - Actuarial Models III


    Credits: Three (3)
    The primary objective of this course is to prepare students to pass Society of Actuaries Examination FM (Financial Mathematics). Students will learn techniques to calculate various rates of interest and present values. Students will understand key procedures of financial mathematics including annuities, loans, bonds and options.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: ACSC-514
  
  • ACSC 696 - Statistical Modeling III


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course extends the student’s knowledge of Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models. The topics cover important actuarial methods that are useful in modeling, the steps involved in business problems, analyze data from an application in a business context, determine a suitable model including parameter values, and provide measures of confidence for decisions based upon the calibration and evaluation of the models on actuarial mathematics. After taking the course, the students are expected to know how and why modeling methods are used, their advantages and their limitations. The students will be expected to understand what important results can be obtained from these modeling methods for making business decisions.

    This course is designed for actuarial science students who have passed the Society of Actuaries exams P and FM to study for the Society of Actuaries exam IFM.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

  
  • ACSC 697 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Special Studies courses are offered based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development and special interest topics in actuarial science, data science and mathematics.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: Permission of adviser
  
  • ACSC 698 - Thesis/Research


    Credits: Three (3)
    A master’s thesis is a piece of original scholarship written under the direction of an actuarial science faculty advisor. Students need to write an actuarial science academic paper in which a research question is developed and analyzed through original empirical and/or theoretical research, supplemented with a literature review. Students will do both a written final report and a presentation.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: Permission of adviser
  
  • ACSC 699 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Internship course is designed for mathematics, actuarial science, computer science and data science students to integrate the academic to the appropriate science profession through internship experiences. Students will work on internship projects under the employer supervisor and research projects under the guidance of faculty in mathematics and computing sciences.
    Note: This course is for graduate students only.

    Prerequisite: ACSC-599
  
  • ADAH 100 - World Arts and Ideas I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical survey which presents a global view of art from prehistoric art in Europe through the 14th century. Content introduces beginning students to the works of all artists, including women and artists of color.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 150 - World Arts and Ideas II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical survey that presents a global view of art from the early Renaissance in Europe through contemporary art in the United States. Content introduces the works of all artists, including women and artists of color.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 200H - Topics in History of Art


    Credits: Four (4)
    Topics in art history courses for Honor Students are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses survey the visual elements, principles of design, media, and history of art. Slide lectures, museum visits, and discussions will enhance the student’s ability to understand and appreciate art. The purpose of the course is to provide the skills to develop a critical awareness of the concepts and methods employed in art analysis. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • ADAH 201H - Greek Art and Archaeology


    Credits: Four (4)
    This course will explore the material culture of the Greek world from the Neolithic (6000 BC) to the Roman period. Students will explore the archaeological remains of the Aegean Bronze Age, the beginnings of Greek culture and architecture in the Dark Age period (8th c. BC) and the development of art and architecture in the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. The monuments and objects examined in this class form the foundation for later artistic developments. Readings and museum visits will supplement slide lectures and provide a point of departure for in-class discussion.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • ADAH 202 - History of Interior Design I


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the history of the decorative arts in their architectural, social, economic, and political contexts with a focus on styles, motifs and influences in the development of each style, from the earliest evidence of creative expression in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, and from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Spain, and the Orient through the French styles.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 206H - Interpreting World Art: Symbol and Meaning


    Credits: Four (4)
    This course surveys the visual representations of myths and the use of symbols in art from the Paleolithic period to the present. The course examines the topic from a global perspective and investigates the use of symbols across a variety of cultures and time periods. Students gain an understanding of how images manipulate and define or re-define mythologies and how meanings are embedded within visual culture. The course is designed to provide students with no previous background in art or art history with the knowledge and ability to read and comprehend meaning within works of art from western and non-western cultures.
    Note: For Honors Status only.

    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • ADAH 207H - Digital Technology in the Study of Art


    Credits: Four (4)
    This course examines innovative applications of digital technologies in the examination of art and archaeological materials. Students will explore a variety of topics including the use of x-ray and multispectral imaging technology in the examination of works or art and site prospections, 3-D modeling software for site reconstruction, LIDAR and photogrammerty for acquiring detailed object, building and site measurements, and archaeological techniques for material sourcing, dating and artifact analysis. The course is designed to introduce students to cutting edge technologies in the study of art. Readings and hands-on laboratory exercises will supplement slide lecture.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • ADAH 225 - Myth, Meaning and Symbol in Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    From the beginning, humans have used myths and symbols to structure and understand the visible and unseen forces that shape the physical world. This course surveys the visual representations of these myths and the use of symbols in art from the Paleolithic period to the present. Students will gain an understanding of how images manipulate and define or redefine mythologies and how meanings are embedded within visual culture. This course is designed to provide students with no previous background in art or art history with the knowledge and ability to read and comprehend meaning within works of art from western and non-western cultures.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Cross-listed: ADAH-325
  
  • ADAH 235 - Introduction to World Archaeology


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys some of the most famous archaeological sites and discoveries from the Near East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The sites, finds and civilizations examined provide an overview of archaeological investigations from across the globe, including the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, paleo-human remains from Olduvai Gorge, the mound builders of Cahokia, the Inca, Aztec, and Maya civilizations, and excavations at Stonehenge, Uruk, and elsewhere. The course also provides a basic introduction to the methods and principles of archaeological investigation. Students will apply these principles while participating in their own simulated excavation. Lectures and hands-on exploration of archaeological materials and techniques provide unique opportunities to understand the methods and the results of archaeological investigation.
    Note: This course is designed for students with no previous background in archeology or art history but who have always have had an interest in archaeological discoveries and the past.

    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 252 - History of Interior Design II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a continuation of ADAH 202 as a historical survey of the decorative arts in their architectural, social, economic, and political contexts with a focus on styles, motifs, and influences in the development of each style, including the English and American periods, and the 19th and 20th-century styles
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 270 - Introduction to Technology and Materials in Art and Archeology


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces students to technologies and materials that have been used by artists and architects throughout the course of human history. Students witness and participate in demonstrations of art production using both ancient and modern techniques. Course topics may include explorations of metallurgical technologies, ancient kiln design, pottery and tile manufacture, fresco and tempura techniques, casting techniques, stone tool manufacture and raw material location and sourcing. The course combines in-class lectures with hands on experiences to provide students with the knowledge to experiment, explore, and understand the artistic and architectural technologies of various cultures and time periods.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
  
  • ADAH 270H - Introduction to Technology and Materials in Art and Archeology


    Credits: Four (4)
    This course introduces students to technologies and materials that have been used by artists and architects throughout the course of human history. Students witness and participate in demonstrations of art production using both ancient and modern techniques. Course topics may include explorations of metallurgical technologies, ancient kiln design, pottery and tile manufacture, fresco and tempura techniques, casting techniques, stone tool manufacture and raw material location and sourcing. The course combines in-class lectures with hands on experiences to provide students with the knowledge to experiment, explore, and understand the artistic and architectural technologies of various cultures and time periods.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • ADAH 280 - Tuscan Art and Architecture


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will examine Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture in Tuscany and the some of the surrounding regions. Students will participate in a series of field trips that take them outside of Florence where they will explore the ancient tombs and cities of the Etruscans and Romans, and Medieval and early Renaissance art and architecture. The course provides a unique opportunity to explore the hilltop villages, ancient cities of the dead, and Roman monuments that influenced the development of art in Florence and elsewhere.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
  
  • ADAH 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events. For additional information please inquire with faculty adviser.
    General Education Area: Fine Arts
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
 

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