A&M International College of Business Administration Adds Intriguing New Courses for Fall 2000

If you've ever wondered how business comes to be perceived or how the World Wide Web could be brought effectively into an organization, Texas A&M International University is offering two innovative business courses this Fall that will provide intriguing answers.

"Business in the Media" (BA 4399 162/BA 5399-162) investigates how perceptions of business are formed through presentations in motion pictures, television, radio and print media.

The course will be taught by two A&M International professors, Dr. Stephen Lunce, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Dr. Stephanie Smith, Associate Professor of Finance.

Dr. Lunce said both instructors will use motion pictures, television, radio, music and current literature to investigate how business is viewed popularly.

"The course will allow students from all disciplines to explore what they think business is and where those thoughts originated," Lunce said.

Students will look at issues such as profit motivations, recruiting, ethical behaviors, market makers and manipulators and historical figures.

The course is offered on Thursdays from 7-9:30 p.m. in Pellegrino Hall 101 for both undergraduate and graduate students and is open to students from all disciplines.

"Design and Management of the Web" (CIS 4399/CIS 5399), will introduce students to the development and management of Web-based applications in organizations.

Led by Dr. Dasaratha Rama, professor of information systems, the class will explore fundamentals of HTML, Javascript and web design.

The course will also emphasize management issues such as policies, procedures and standards, use of systems development approaches, change management, work process design and end-user training and support.

Other topics include an introduction to web development, fundamentals of web design, security and privacy, and electronic commerce.

For further information on these or other business courses, please contact the College of Business Administration at 326-2480 or visit offices located in Pellegrino Hall 301.

Registration will be held at A&M International on Aug. 22.

For registration information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 326.2250 or visit offices located in Killam Library, room 168F.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu