2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Knowledge Management, BPS


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Contact:

Academic Director:

Arthur P. Thomas, Associate Dean/Professor of Practice, School of Information Studies, 315-443-3840, apthomas@syr.edu

Administrative Director:

Michele L. Mooney, Academic Program Administrato, University College, 315-443-1317, mlmooney@syr.edu

Faculty:

Faculty from schools/colleges across campus, in addition to Derek Brainard, Karen Bull, Susan Conklin, Karen DeJarnette, Michael Evans, Richard Garza, Stew Koenig, Emily Luther, Marie Pennucci, Marcene Sonneborn, Katherine Sosa, Charles Sprock, Kalpana Srinivas, and Elizabeth Wimer (part-time instructors)

Description:

The Knowledge Management program develops 5 areas of competency by choosing from courses in several school and colleges. Course descriptions can be found in sections for the following schools and colleges: Arts & Sciences (philosophy, writing); Education (instructional design); Engineering (computer information); Information Studies (global enterprise technology); Management (entrepreneurship, strategic human resources); Maxwell School (economics, political science, sociology); and Visual and Performing Arts ( communication and rhetorical studies).

Admission:

BPS students must declare a program of study by the time they have reached junior standing, in a meeting with a University College Academic Advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Explain the role of the Knowledge Management Practitioner and the use of technology as a resource tool for designing a sustainable organizational learning program through the incorporation of technology for gathering and protecting organizational production process tacit knowledge and data

2. Critically and ethically analyze data

3. Apply knowledge gained to systematically problem solve

Requirements


Courses (required and elective): 120 credits - divided into 4 segments:


  • Liberal Studies Core 30-37 credits
  • Professional Competencies Core 30 credits
  • Concentration Program of Study 30 credits
  • Electives 23-30 credits.

Additional Information


No more than three courses (9 credits) may be taken in the School of Management.

Liberal Studies Core - 30-37 credits


(Mandatory for both programs of study.)

The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign Language or Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-12 credits)


Foreign Language:


Complete Language Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Quantitative Skills:


Complete Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Humanities (Choose 6 credits)


Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Social Science (Choose 6 credits)


Any course listed in the Social Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Natural Science (Choose 3-4 credits)


Any course listed in the Natural Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues (Choose 3 Credits)


Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Professional Competencies Core - 30 credits


(Mandatory for both programs of study.)

The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. It draws upon courses from several schools and colleges: Arts and Sciences (philosophy, public affairs, sociology, and writing), Information Studies, Management, (accounting, finance, marketing, strategic human resources), and Visual and Performing Arts (communication and rhetorical studies). The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.

Program of Study Requirements: Knowledge Management (30 credits)


Note:


The degree is administered by University College with the involvement of other schools and colleges within Syracuse University. Each student should consult with their UC Academic Advisor to structure a plan for degree completion.

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