The course covers the characteristics, techniques and challenges associated with initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closure of projects. Project management skills are discussed as they apply to projects, with special focus on leadership, teaming, and coordinating individual and group efforts. MS Project is introduced to provide hands-on practical skills with building a project plan, scheduling tasks, assigning resources, managing dependencies, monitoring progress and costs, keeping projects on track, and communicating project data through Gantt charts. Pre-req.: ENGL 300.