PRS - Professional Studies (PRS)

PRS 540. Grant Writing Management. (3 Credits)

This course provides students with knowledge necessary to identify grant opportunities, prepare conceptual program- and research-based proposals, develop and assess budgetary issues including capital support, and actually administer and execute a compliant grant program. Special focus is placed on non-profit organizations.

PRS 601. Applied Research for Professionals. (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to important readings, central concepts, research methods and applications related to interdisciplinary studies. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of those concepts and apply them collaboratively and individually to the formulation of a research question and in the design of a scientifically valid research method that can feasibly be applied toward that research question.

PRS 603. Professional Communications. (3 Credits)

An examination of communications literature and practices, including theory and application of communication approaches. Students will evaluate communication effectiveness to diverse audiences and seek to improve their individual communication effectiveness. MPS students will complete a Personal Report on Communication Apprehension (PRCA) and meet appropriate steps to lower their communication apprehension.

PRS 605. Professional Ethics in a Multicultural World. (3 Credits)

Exploration of the nature of ethics relating to the professions in a multicultural world, including ethical theory and applied ethics.

PRS 607. Leadership, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution. (3 Credits)

PRS 609. Organizations, Institutions, and Change. (3 Credits)

Understanding Change is a multi-disciplinary study of the impact of change on individuals, organizations, and society. The course will focus on developing in students the ability to understand, plan for, cope with, and manage personal and organizational change in the context of an ever increasingly dynamic society.

PRS 611. Globalization and Society. (3 Credits)

This course explores historical and contemporary aspects of globalization, defined as the increased interconnectivity and internationalization of economic, political, social, and cultural systems. The course examines the historical development trajectory of globalization, focusing on its causes and effects, including positive and negative impacts of globalization on modem societies and the debates surrounding these impacts.

PRS 695. Capstone/Thesis. (3-6 Credits)

Selection of a research topic, review of pertinent literature, collection and analysis of data, and composition and defense of a thesis.