University Courses Not for Credit

 

LG 190  
Beginning French for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

This is an introductory French language course especially for hospitality and tourism professionals. The course will include a particular emphasis on culinary, hotel and touristic vocabulary and situations.  Students will discover the rich culinary and hospitality traditions of French culture, and will learn how to interact with and attract tourists from French-speaking countries.  No prior knowledge of the French language is required.

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608. 

Class days:   Fridays, Aug. 21 – Dec. 4

Class time:  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Format:  Face-to-Face

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LG 151

Introductory German I

This is an introductory German language course especially for hospitality and tourism professionals. Did you know that, in 2014, approximately 1,969,000 German citizens visited the United States and spent $7.4 million on travel and tourism?  German travelers are the top spenders in the world while abroad.  Here in Alabama, there are 58 German-owned companies, and six of them are in Mobile County.  This course will focus on the rich culinary and hospitality traditions of German culture, and students will learn how to interact with and attract tourists from German-speaking countries.  No prior knowledge of the German language is required.

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608.

Class days:   Tuesday/Thursday

Class time:  9:30 – 10:45a.m.

Format:  Students will meet  at USA Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores and instructor will teach from main campus in Mobile via WebEx.
 
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GY 112-901
Earth History and GY 112 Lab  

This course begins with the study of the theories of the birth of the Universe and Solar System, the formation of the Earth and the Moon, and the formation of the first continents, oceans and primitive atmosphere; and moves through geological time to modern day Earth. 

Each time period in Earth's past is broken down and studied with respect to:

•Plate tectonics and major geological events such as the building of vast mountain ranges, and the assembly and subsequent dismantling of supercontinents; 

•The ever-evolving atmosphere and climate, including the study of ice ages and their causes; and

•The development of life on Earth and how it changes over time. 

In the laboratory course, we will explore the methods real working geologists use to piece together the puzzle that is Earth history, and we will learn to identify some of the more common fossils from Earth's exciting past. 

Come explore the history of the most interesting planet in the Solar System-- the only planet you will probably ever visit and almost certainly the only one you will ever call home!"

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608

Class days:  Saturdays, Aug. 22 – Dec. 4, 2015  *No class on Oct. 10 (fall break) or Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving),

Class time:  8am – 11am.  

Format:  Face-to-face

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AIS 305-701
 Introduction to Human Services

Are you considering a career in human services?  This course will explore topics relevant to the helping professions, including career options, certification/licensure requirements, the helping relationship, multicultural and legal issues, and avoiding stress and burnout.  This course will be taught in a blended format, with assignments and quizzes delivered online.  There will be three Saturday face to face meetings.

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608

Class days:  This course will be taught in Weekend College, with three Saturday meetings on Aug. 22, Oct. 3, and Nov. 14.

Class time:  10am – 2pm.  

Format:  AIS 305-701 is a blended class reducing the on-campus class time by utilizing electronic tools and requires an additional fee of $35.  Some lectures, assignments and quizzes will be delivered online.

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HTM 350-702
Introduction to Hospitality Management

This is an introductory course to hospitality human resources management.  Effective concepts and practices of hospitality/tourism human resources management are examined, to include laws affecting hiring and firing,  recruitment, selection and orientation processes, performance evaluation, motivation, teamwork, employee empowerment, employee training, techniques for handling conflict, effective disciplinary strategies, decision making and delegation. 

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608

Class days:  Aug 18, Aug 25, Sept 1, Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, and Dec 1.

Class time:  8:30am – 11am.  

Format:  HTM 350.702 is a blended class reducing the on-campus class time by utilizing electronic learning tools and requires an additional fee of $35. Some lectures, assignments, and tests will be delivered online.

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AIS 290 Special Topics:  
Environmental Law

Environmental law plays a pivotal role in protecting our personal health and welfare, guiding economic development and business life, and shielding our most precious natural treasures and resources from misuse or harm. This course examines laws and legal techniques used in environmental regulation and protection and will introduce you to the broad field of environmental law. You will learn the key skills and tools you would need to start handling environmental projects.

Location:  USA Gulf Coast Campus , 19740 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36608. *This course will be taught on the USA campus in Mobile and transmitted to USA Gulf Coast through WebEx. 

Class days:  Aug 18, Aug 25, Sept 5, Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, and Dec 1

Class time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

Format:  AIS 290.702 is a blended class reducing the on-campus class time by utilizing electronic tools and requires an additional fee of $35. Some lectures, assignments, and quizzes will be delivered online.

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