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ECONOMICS & STATISTICS Concentration (24 credits)

The Economics and Statistics Concentration emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors, providing students with marketable skills and the intellectual foundation for career growth. Graduates are prepared for entry-level managerial and analytical positions in both industry and government and to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, and law. The economics curriculum develops communication, computational, and management skills in addition to economic reasoning and quantitative abilities. The program's required courses develop student's abilities to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. Liberal arts courses enhance oral and written communication skills. Business courses include accounting and finance. Quantitative analytical skills are developed by a course sequence that includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics.

Required courses    
ECON – 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON – 201 Principles of Macroeconomics     3 credits
ECON – 403 Econometrics I 3 credits
Elective Courses    
ECON – 401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3 credits
ECON – 402 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 credits
ECON – 405 International Trade and Finance 3 credits
ECON – 421 Natural Resource Economics   3 credits
ECON – 422 Benefit-Cost Analysis 3 credits
ECON – 431 Monetary Analysis and Policy 3 credits
ECON – 441 Labor Economics 3 credits
ECON – 444 Public Finance 3 credits
ECON – 448 Development Economics 3 credits
ECON – 520 Environmental Economics 3 credits
Math Option:    
MTSC – 211 Introduction to Statistics I 3 credits
MTSC – 212 Introduction to Statistics II 3 credits

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MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP Concentration (24 credits)

The Management & Entrepreneurship Concentration prepares students for management and specialist careers in a variety of enterprises and organizations. Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators. The management curriculum provides both depth and flexibility in its offerings so that students may maximize their educational experience.

Required courses    
TBD TBD 3 credits
ACCT – 110 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT – 210 Management Accounting 3 credits
Elective Courses    
CMDS – 211   Exploring Innovation 3 credits
BUSI – 221   New Venture Development 3 credits
BUSI – 263 Advertising Principles    3 credits
BUSI – 361 Marketing Principles   3 credits
CMDS - 441 Creative Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 credits
BUSI – 510   Project Management      3 credits
BUSI – 324   Intro to Logistics and Transportation 3 credits

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GRAPHIC DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA Concentration (24 credits)

The Graphic Design & Multimedia Concentration combines contemporary visual communication and multimedia theory and tools to prepare students for effective communications across a wide variety of media. The course sequencing prepares students with practical and theoretical aspects of graphic design, web development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. A student completing the Graphic Design & Multimedia concentration is prepared with the theoretical framework and hands-on technical skills needed to organize, design and communicate ideas and information in the 21st century global market and to meet the projected national market needs in the greater Kosovo region. It is also an excellent compendium to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)'s other concentration offerings and provides a useful skill set for private and family business operations. The student should either take ISTE-240 or ISTE-260.

Required courses    
COMM – 223 Digital Design in Communications 3 credits
Elective Courses    
ISTE – 140 Web and Mobile I 3 credits
ISTE – 240 Web and Mobile II 3 credits
ISTE – 260 Designing the User Experience  3 credits
TCOM – 365 Video Productions 3 credits
TCOM – 380 Design for Print and Web 3 credits
TCOM – 381 Photo Imaging I 3 credits
TCOM – 382 Photo Imaging II 3 credits
TCOM – 383 Designing Vector Graphics 3 credits

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WEB & MOBILE COMPUTING (IT) Concentration (24 credits)

The Web & Mobile Computing (IT) Concentration emphasizes the basics of both applied informatics and web development. The web has become the ubiquitous communication medium. Therefore, knowledge of how the web works and how to effectively develop dynamic websites has value to students enrolled in many concentration areas and with different career goals. Upon completing this concentration, students will have the broad range of skills and understanding necessary to design and build a basic, but complete, web presence in their selected area of interest. Students will also gain an understanding of how to use multimedia and create systems that allow the subject matter expert to leverage available information. The courses in this concentration are applied and focus on hands-on learning, including projects that will be beneficial outside of the university setting.

Required courses    
ISTE – 120 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I 4 credits
ISTE – 140 Web and Mobile I 3 credits
ISTE – 252 Foundations of Mobile Design 3 credits
Elective Courses    
ISTE – 121 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II 4 credits
ISTE – 230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3 credits
ISTE – 240 Web and Mobile II 3 credits
ISTE – 260 Designing the User Experience  3 credits
ISTE – 340 Client Programming 3 credits
Math Option:    
ISTE – 131 Discrete Mathematics 4 credits

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PUBLIC POLICY & GOVERNANCE Concentration (24 credits)

The Public Policy & Governance Concentration provides students with a clear understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis. Students are introduced to the concept of public policy, the policy making process, and methodologies associated with policy analysis. The roles of stakeholders and interest groups are discussed in the context of contemporary cases in various policy arenas.

Required courses    
PUBL – 101 Foundations of Public Policy 3 credits
Elective Courses    
PUBL – 201   Ethics, Values and Public Policy 3 credits
STSO – 201 Science and Technology Policy 3 credits
POLS – 210 Comparative Politics 3 credits
PUBL – 210   Introductions to Qualitative Policy Analysis 3 credits
POLS – 345   Politics and Public Policy 3 credits
STSO – 421   Environmental Policies 3 credits
PUBL – 520 Information and Communication Policy 3 credits
PUBL – 530 Energy Policy 3 credits
     

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PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES Concentration (24 credits)

Peace and Conflict Studies gives students the tools to analyze the socio-economic, psychological and political dynamics of violent conflict and its transformation. Students will study conflict dynamics and group polarizations. They will analyze the genesis and transformation of violent conflicts, as well as post-conflict challenges in state-building, social integration and development. Students will explore identity conflicts, resource conflicts and genocides. Students will study the relationships between individual and group identity and labelling, the economic bases of conflict transformation, ethical issues underlying decisions of international actors to intervene or not intervene in conflicts, and practical steps towards good governance at the end of armed conflict. The teaching faculty includes academics from political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics, as well as policy makers with direct experience in crises and peace building in the Balkans, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Required courses    
POLS – 120 Introduction to International Relations 3 credits
Elective Courses    
POLS – 205   Ethics in International Politics 3 credits
POLS – 220 Global Political Economy 3 credits
POLS – 325 International Law and Organizations 3 credits
POLS – 330 Human Rights in Global Perspectives 3 credits
POLS – 335 Politics in Developing Countries 3 credits
POLS – 445 Terrorism and Political Violence 3 credits
POLS – 525 ST: Balkan Studies 3 credits
POLS – 525 ST: Faith and Globalization 3 credits
Options:    
POLS – 541 Peace Keeping & Conflict Transformation 3 credits
POLS – 542 War, Diplomacy & State Building 3 credits

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ENERGY POLICY STUDIES Concentration (24 credits)

Energy Policy Studies offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in energy, environment, and natural resource management. Courses in the Energy Policy Studies concentration will offer a thorough understanding of the energy industry fundamentals; structure and operation of international energy systems; energy policy markets, regulations, policies, strategies, technologies; and social elements involved in delivering energy solutions in Kosovo, the region and the world. Courses are intended for students interested in to pursue their careers in energy sector (private and public), development, social responsibility, and natural resource management. The designated courses have been strategically selected to complement other professional concentrations. Students will be exposed to ideas and concepts wide-ranging and uniformly balanced among traditional and emerging energy alternatives in an academically challenging and innovative solution-focused setting.

Required courses    
PUBL – 101 Foundations of Public Policy 3 credits
PUBL – 530 Energy Policy   3 credits
Elective Courses    
PUBL – 210 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3 credits
STSO – 421 Environmental Policy 3 credits
ECON – 421 Natural Resource Economics 3 credits
ECON – 520 Environmental Economics 3 credits
CMDS – 211 Exploring Innovation 3 credits
CMDS – 511 *Innovation Lab 4 credits
Options:    
SOCI – 340 Urban Planning and Policy 3 credits

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INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY (3x15 credits)

The Individualized Study concentration aims to accommodate the needs of modern day students and/or the working adult. This flexible, individualized program of professional study gives the students the opportunity to combine up to four concentrations for their degree. Each concentration constitutes of coherent sets of discipline related courses and appropriate electives for the professional component, in addition to the core of mathematics, science, humanities, and social sciences component of the degree.

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