S.I.U. offers a variety of academic courses, briefly outlined below. These courses are offered through the School of Foreign Languages and School of Business (the School of International Education is a separate program offered through Fort Hays State University).
Academic teachers prepare lectures and discussions for classes of 60 students on average, and multimedia classrooms are assigned for these courses. The full-time teaching load for academics is 12 class hours a week, providing ample time for preparation and meeting with students. Textbooks and other resources, including supervision, are provided.
Applicants with corresponding degrees, teaching experience or work experience in an academic course discipline will be considered for openings.
Managerial Finance (4 openings)
This course focuses on the fundamentals of management and develops the skills necessary to apply them in real world applications. The primary objective is for the student to have an enhanced understanding of the important concepts and principles of financial management in a corporate setting. Financial Management will include financial and investment analysis and how it fits into the overall strategy of managing a company.
Financial Accounting (0 openings)
This course focuses primarily on the elements of Financial Accounting, which provides financial information to external decision makers of an entity through the use of general statements of operating results, financial position, and cash flow. The course concentrates on the approach and application of accounting theory, standards, principles, and procedures to accounting problems.
Managerial Accounting (1 opening)
This course has been designed to help students comprehend accounting information and the skills necessary to evaluate and manage a business. The course will cover several accounting topics to provide an understanding of how managers within an organization use accounting data in order to plan operations, control activities, and make decisions. Students will become familiar with how to use accounting information within an organization to analyze and solve problems and to make planning and control decisions.
International Trade Theories & Practices (1 opening)
International Trade economics is a body of analysis distinct from the rest of economics. This course describes the special nature of International Trade and how it revolves around an understanding of four controversial developments: Outsourcing, Immigration, China’s Exchange Rate, and Sovereign Wealth funds.
The Theory & Practice of Customs (1 opening)
A course designed to develop students’ understanding of customs practice, internationally as well as nationally. The primary objective of the course is to obtain a foundational knowledge of customs that students can build on in their future studies and/or career. Customs organizations, processes, and regions will be covered. Theoretical and practical aspects of customs automation will be reviewed, valuation and Intellectual Property Rights will be covered, and completing customs documents will be practiced. International customs law, customs documentation, and customs security practices will be introduced.
Organizational Behavior (possible opening)
The Organizational Behavior course objective is to teach and inform the student on individual behavior in group and organizational settings. Using a combination of lecture, case studies, and interactive activities, Organizational Behavior becomes a live-action experience through teamwork and focused critical thinking exercises. The course is designed to give the student an understanding of human behavior in organizations while teaching the student to recognize those areas that influence their own individual behavior within the organizations in which they currently have association. The course focus is on motivation, learning and development, teams and group formation and dynamics, diversity and gender issues, power structures and power influences, and socio-political dynamics of leadership. The class is formed around teams, which are used to promote critical and analytical thinking. The course includes integral principles and core competencies for promoting a healthy organization that is ethical, growth oriented and primed for success.
Internship in Organizational Leadership (possible opening)
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English Composition (2 openings)
This course will develop the students’ understanding and subsequent utilization of western writing conventions in order to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas in an international setting. In order to meet this objective, this course will discuss cultural compositional differences, delineate the writing process, and differentiate between varying types of essays. To demonstrate mastery of this course, students will apply the content covered by constructing and revising western-style essays.
English Through Film (possibly 1 opening, good qualifications required)
Movies are an important aspect and reflection of culture. We will be examining the role that movies play in describing American culture, evaluating film using critical thinking, as well as cultivating passion to continue language learning through film. Students will also present their analyses and opinions about the movies, ideas, and cultural aspects encountered in class.
A General Introduction to Britain and America (History focus) (1-2 openings)
A course designed to introduce students to the histories, geographies, cultures, and governments of The United States of America and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The vocabulary and cultural components of this course will also aid students’ English language development.