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Deals with the basic rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Code as it affects the individual and the corporation. An understanding of the code is developed through lectures, assigned readings, research, and the solution to a wide variety of problems. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-req: ACCT.2020 Acct/Managerial.
A required seminar for American studies majors normally taken during the second semester of the junior year or during the senior year. Students undertake a research project leading to the writing of a major paper with a theme that combines more than one discipline.
Pre-Req: Junior Status or ENGL 2480, AMST 2480 or 59.248.
An investigation of a topic using an interdisciplinary approach and leading to the writing of a majorpaper. The course provides an opportunity for a student to work closely with an instructor on atopic of special interest.
This course explores the computer as a tool of the visual language. Topics included are raster and vector-based image making, art for the internet & mobile devices, and current image capture and output methods. This course will introduce Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and a basic programming with the aim of expanding the artist's toolkit. Lectures, readings, and discussions will provide an overview of history and contemporary ideas on the use of computers in art. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-req: Fine Arts Majors, Minors and BLA concentration only.
Senior Studio I is on of the two capstone courses of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the Art Department. Students are required to research, develop and produce a mature, coherent and substantial body of work representing 6 credits (in a two course sequence) that will be presented to the faculty for evaluation as well as exhibited to the public in the BFA Senior Studio exhibition. Enrollment restricted to majors in BFA program. Senior Studio k will focus on research, professional portfolio, resume and artist statement.
Academic Plan Fine Arts (BFA) and Level Senior Standing.
This course is designed to culminate four years of art experience for the BFA studies. The development of personal approach to media and idea is emphasized. Each student will be responsible for developing a self-assigned thematic concern. No assignments will be made by the instructor who will act only as an advisor and coordinator. Course evaluation is by the Senior Studio Review Committee. Enrollment restricted to majors in BFA program. Fall and Spring. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Information Literacy (IL).
This course instructs students in developing effective writing and speaking skills required for preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations, and communicating in the scientific world. Students will be required to prepare and present oral presentations and to submit written reports.
This is the first of a two course capstone sequence. It provides an integrative design experience in engineering. Students work in teams and apply their engineering problem solving skills on open-ended, real-world biomedical projects. This course has an emphasis on team work, communication, report writing, oral presentations, project definition and project planning.
Pre-req: BMEN.3200 Quantitative Physiology, and BMEN.3205L Quantitative Physiology Lab, and Pre- or Co-req: BMEN.3100 Transport Phenomena, and BMEN.4310 Biomechanics.
An introduction to the important chemical and chemical-related reference sources including journals, patents, technical publications, and compiled reference works, and instructions in their use. Assignments require the use of each source discussed. On-line searching using computerized chemical and chemical related databases is also introduced. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Co-Req: CHEM.2280L Organic Chemistry Lab II.
This course brings together all the Chemical Engineering core principles applied to the development of economic process designs. Economic evaluations of manufacturing operations and projects including essential concepts in accounting, depreciation, time value of money, and the evaluation of investment alternatives are applied for process analysis and design objectives. The impact of management and production costs, product markets, regulatory, environmental and safe production practices, the analysis of corporate annual reports including balance sheets and income statements, and capital and operating costs are all considered in regard to efficient and economic processes. In addition to lecture materials students are required to complete comprehensive projects. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-req: CHEN.2010,and CHEN.2020, and CHEN.3030, and CHEN.3040, and CHEN.3060, and CHEN.3100, and CHEN.3110, and CHEN.3150, and CHEN.3170, and CHEN.4030 all with a grade of C- or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P", and Co-req: CHEN 4130.
This course is the logical continuation of CHEN.4090 (Formerly 10.409) The principles of technical and economic evaluation are applied to a chemical engineering problem. A group of students is given a statement of the problem. They are required to find information on raw materials, products, thermodynamic parameters and plant practices in order to develop the assumptions required to carry out an examination of technical and economic feasibility. Each group generates a final report for the problem. In addition to oral presentations, students are required to complete a comprehensive group design project. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-req: CHEN.2010, & CHEN.2020, & CHEN.3030, & CHEN.3040,& CHEN.3060, &CHEN.3100, and CHEN.3110, & CHEN.3150, & CHEN.3170, & CHEN.4030, & CHEN.4090, & CHEN.4130 all with a C- or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P", & Co-req: CHEN.4150.
A treatment of the properties of engineering materials that influence the design, construction and maintenance of Civil Engineering works. Included are such materials as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, timber, asphalt, and cementitious materials. Supplemented by laboratory testing of various engineering materials.
Pre-Reqs: CHEM 1220 Chemistry II or CHEM 1360 Honors Chemistry II and ENGN 2060 Strength of Materials.
Development of more sophisticated ideas in data type and structure, with an introduction to the connection between data structures and the algorithms they support. Data abstraction. Controlled access structures. Trees, lists, stacks, queues, graphs, arrays, hash tables. Algorithm design strategies such as divide and conquer. Elementary techniques for analysis; asymptotic analysis, recursion equations, estimation methods, elementary combinatorial arguments. Examination of problem areas such as searching and sorting, and the indicated representations and algorithms. The student will use the techniques learned in this course and in previous courses to solve a number of logically complex programming problems using pseudocode, with an emphasis on establishing algorithmic correctness and estimating time and space complexity.
Pre-Reqs: COMP 1020 Computing II, MATH 3220 Discrete Structures ll and MATH 3860 Probability & Statistics I.
Includes both theory and practice. A study of grammars; specification and classes; the translation pipeline: lexical analysis, parsing, semantic analysis, code generation and optimization; and syntax-directed translation. Use of automatic generation tools in the actual production of a complete compiler for some language.
A continuation of 91.413. Topics include Multimedia Networks, network Management, Network Security, Wireless and Mobile Networks. Students will track discussion in IETF committees and work in a dedicated network laboratory. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-Req: 91.413 Data Communications I.
This introductory course gives an overview of machine learning techniques used in data mining and pattern recognition applications. Topics include: foundations of machine learning, including statistical and structural methods; feature discovery and selection; parametric and non-parametric classification; supervised and unsupervised learning; use of contextual evidence; clustering, recognition with strings; small sample-size problems and applications to large datasets.
Advanced topics in robotics, including laboratory. Topics to be covered include probabilistic methods, including sensor modeling, hidden Markov models, particle filters, localization, and map making. Research-level robots are used in the laboratories.
Pre-req: COMP.1020 Computing II, or EECE.3170 Microprocessor System Design I and Co-req: MATH.3860 Probability and Statistics I.
A second course in the design and implementation of graphical user interfaces for web-based environments. The course requires the completion of a semester-long project done with others as a team. It explores the writing of a project proposal, the development and presentation of alpha and beta versions, usability testing, and a final presentation to an external audience.
Pre-Req: COMP.4610 GUI Program I with C or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P".
A second course in the design and implementation of mobile applications on Android platform. The course requires the completion of a semester-long project done with others as a team. It explores the writing of a project proposal, the development and presentation of alpha and beta versions, usability testing, and a final presentation to an external audience.
Pre-req: COMP.4630 Mobile App Programming l.
An introduction to research methods for the criminal justice professional including terminology, standard methodologies, and elementary statistics. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Academic Plan Criminal Justice (BS) and Junior/Senior Standing only.
Discusses interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, applied regression theory, correlation analysis, and other selected topics.
Pre-Req: ECON 2110 Statistics I or 92.183 Intro to Statistics or MATH 2830 Introduction to Statistics.
This course studies the formal role of money, interest rates, interest rate determination, and financial markets within the context of aggregate economic activity. These topics are related to central banks, with a focus on the Federal Reserve, and linked to money supply and the tools of monetary policy. Formal theories and practical implementation of strategies and tactics of monetary policy are addressed, as well as their implications for aggregate economic activity. This course meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Pre-Req: ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics.
In this course, students will do what scientist do: have a chance to ask and answer questions about the world around us, collect data in a variety of ways and use data to help investigate the world. Students will explore how carefully coaching children to learn the skills that scientists use can build their developing science literacy. Students will work in pairs and, with a mentor teacher in a local school, plan, implement, and assess a science unit. Using high-quality science kits, teaching pairs will focus on a different set of science teaching skills each week. The course instructor and mentor teacher will observe and provide verbal and written-feedback each week. Must take 1 undergraduate laboratory science course.
Pre-req: Only students enrolled in BA Ed. degree program.
A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.
A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies not covered in 42.243. Shakespeare I is not a prerequisite.
This is the second of a two course capstone sequence. This course provides an integrative design experience in engineering. Students work of multi-disciplinary teams and apply their engineering problem solving skills on open-ended, real-world projects. Projects may include members form other departments and colleges. This course has an emphasis on team work, Communication, report writing, oral presentations, design, analysis, test and fabrication. This course may be used as a substitute for the culminating capstone course in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE.4491), Plastics Engineering (PLAS.4160) and Mechanical Engineering (MECH.4230).
Pre-req: ENGN.4019 Engineering Capstone Design Proposal.
This course focuses on entrepreneurship in established companies. In order to compete in today's dynamic business environment, organizaations need to spur and promote entrepreneurial thinking and actions as a way of remaining innovative and competitive. Thus, the course explores how the entrepreneurship process works within an existing organization, including the identifiation of strategies companies engage to rejuvenate their business, markets and industries. Students will also study how individuals can play a role in promoting entrepreneurial activities in their organizations.
Pre-Req: ENTR.3000, Prin.Innov & Entrepreneurship
A critical issue for entrepreneurs and managers is how to translate opportunity into competitive advantage. This course examines theories of innovation and their application to real-world business opportunities. A particular focus is placed on emerging scientific and technical innovations and the opportunities and challenges they present to both existing businesses and new venture entrepreneurs. Students examine innovation strategies, planning models, evaluation models, licensing and the commercialization process required to launch new businesses around innovative products and technologies.
Junior Level or Higher or Permission of Instructor.
A survey of the field of environmental science, curriculum options, and career opportunities. Presentations by members of the department and guest speakers.
This course is intended primarily for students majoring in the various options of environmental science. It does not satisfy specific science requirements for majors in the Division of Science. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
This course involves an in-depth study of current research methods and topics with specific applications to the field of Exercise Physiology. The content includes the sources of data acquisition, research design, testing procedures, and treatment of data. Each student must participate in a senior research project utilizing information gained from the lecture portion of the class. All 1st 2nd and 3rd year course work in the exercise physiology major. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only. Meets ore Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Pre-req: EXER.1010 Strategies for Academic Success in Exercise Science, and MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics, and Exercise Science majors only.
This course involves an in-depth study of current research methods and topics with specific applications to the field of Exercise Physiology. The content includes the sources of data acquisition, research design, testing procedures, and treatment of data. Each student must participate in a senior research project utilizing information gained from the lecture portion of the class. All 1st 2nd and 3rd year course work in the exercise physiology major. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II, and MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics.
Student enrolled in the BLA program complete the BLA Capstone course during their senior year. This course features a semester-long interdisciplinary project, using knowledge gained from the students' two BLA concentrations, as well as any minors, as applicable. Students enrolled on-campus may choose to complete an original research study, creative art project (i,e., writing, film, music, drawing, etc.), or a problem-focused community action project. Online students choose to do either an original research project or a creative art project. Projects are completed in consultation with the instructor of the BLA Capstone course.
Pre-req: FAHS 2130 Foundations in Liberal Studies, and (ENGL 1020 College Writing ll or HONR.1100)
This course is a survey of investments for business students. Topics include the investment environment, markets and instruments, securities trading, market indexes, risk, diversification, the capital asset pricing model, market efficiency, introductory valuation of bonds stocks options and futures, mutual funds, behavioral finance, and strategies for individual investors. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-reqs: ECON 2010 Economics I & ACCT.2010 Acct/Financial; or Business minor and ACCT.2010 Acct/Financial; and COM filter courses.
An introduction for the undergraduate student to the nature and principles of history. The course takes up methodology, historiography, research methods, electronic resources, bibliography, and the technical and stylistic problems involved in the presentation of research in scholarly form. Required of all history majors in the sophomore year. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).
No Freshman, History and American Studies Majors only.
Undergraduate seminar on advanced mathematical topics. Students are required to develop an understanding of an advanced subject beyond the scope of an existing course or synthesize two or more different areas form their curriculum. Students are required to participate in the seminar, present their results to the Department and write a substantial thesis in their topic area. Essential course elements include library research, original research, and both verbal and written exposition. The first semester is a graduation requirement for majors in mathematics.
Pre-Req: MATH.3750 or MATH.4740 Senior Seminar I.
Students perform independent design work and participate in team efforts to develop conceptual designs from functional requirements. Perform design analysis and synthesis, modeling, fabrication, testing, cost estimating, and documenting the essential elements of the system design. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Information Literacy (IL), and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Senior Status and Permission of Instructor.
Examines leadership as a dynamic influence process in organizations. The role of leader characteristics and styles, matching leadership behavior and situations, issues in power and politics, empowerment and participation, conditions for leadership effectiveness. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-Req: MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior, preference MG concentrators.
An introduction to databases and Database Management Systems (DBMS). Topics include basic concepts of database technology, an introduction to SQL, techniques for logical and physical database design, interaction with a commercial DBMS, and data warehousing.
Pre-Req: MIST.2010 Mgmt Information Systems, or Instructor permission.
Course number was formerly 62.311. Focuses on the process of new product & service development and marketing. Emphasis is given on market opportunity identification, R&D-marketing interface, business model development, market potential estimation, and market entry timing.
Pre-Req: MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles; preference Marketing concentrators; COM filter courses.
This course provides students with fundamental collaborative computing tools applicable to the music industry. Topics will include standard office applications, web tools, and media processing tools. Students will develop skills and efficiency through collaboration with each other and outside artists. The internet will provide opportunities for researching relevant sharing platforms for the effective dissemination of information. Projects to include e-press kit creation/promotional website, video creation, and other media development.
Pre-Req: MUBU.3010 Music Business 1.
Introduction to the role of computers and technology in music education programs.
Course includes the development of computer literacy, including knowledge of word processing, database and spreadsheet applications as essential to educators, and explores MIDI, the Internet, music software, recording, multimedia and other technologies as educational tools.
Pre-req: MUED.1510 Intro to Music Education, and MUHI.2620 Survey of Music History 2, and MUTH.2090 Musicianship and Analysis 4.
The physical attributes of sound and acoustic measurement; displacement, time, velocity, acceleration, force, energy, resonance, wave shapes and spectral energy distribution are examined for most instruments; acoustic properties of the ear and enclosed environments; acoustic measurements and instruments. The interrelationships and differences of physical acoustics and psychoacoustics are stressed.
Pre-Reqs: MUSR 3100 Intro to Recording, MATH 1320Calculus II, and PHYS 1010 Introductory Physics; Co-Req: MUSR 3600 Critical Listening
This course provides an overview of the research process. Health care research interests and the methodology of various disciplines are examined. Through a review of research studies, students examine the basic steps in the process of research. Ethical problems in the world of research are explored and students learn how research influences health care practice and policy. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-Req: Nursing Majors only.
Continuation of 36.494. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Information Literacy (IL), and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
This course is designed to provide philosophy majors with a capstone project involving integration of their coursework in philosophy in the form of an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The capstone will be taken during the senior year (students in the Communications program may take the Practicum instead of the Capstone). The class is designed to meet the Essential Learning Outcomes of Written and Oral Communication, Applied and Integrative Learning, and Information Literacy.
Junior or above standing and permission of Instructor.
The practicum is a 3-credit internship at a professional site relevant to the student's course of study. Students are required to write a term paper at the end of their internship.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the molecular basis of drug action. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe receptor-ligand interactions, signal transduction pathways, the different classes of target biomolecules for drugs and how genetic variability influences drug action.
Pre-req: HSCI.2520 Physiological Chemistry II, and HSCI.2540 Physiological Chemistry Lab II.
This course will provide the B.S. candidate in Physics (Radiological Health Physics option) with an undergraduate capstone experience through basic independent research, including critical thinking, problem solving, report writing, and presentation skills.
Pre-Req: Senior Status.
This course will provide the graduating physics major with a capstone experience through an exposure to the rudiments of independent research; incorporating critical thinking, problem-solving, report-writing, and presentation skills learnt in the course of the undergraduate curriculum. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
first half of a two-semester capstone experience. Students, working in teams under the supervision of faculty members, select a project related to the field of plastics engineering, prepare a project charter considering constraints and mitigations, conduct experimental research, and propose potential project solutions.
Co-req: PLAS 0010 or PLAS 0020 Plastics Safety Lecture; and Senior Status.
Introduces the Political Science major to the scope of politics as a discipline. Highlights value questions through analysis of the political, socio-demographic and constitutional background of selected contemporary public issues and policies.
BLA w/ Poli Sci Concentration.
Advanced study in contemporary issues in Political Communication and Media Studies.
The study of violence has been a central piece of debates in comparative politics that range from the causes of revolution to the analysis of civil wars. This course aims to provide a broad overview of different bodies of research on violence. The class will also revisit crucial debates in the study of violence, such as the problems of separating criminal and political violence (such as interstate wars). By the end of the class, students will be able to identify major theoretical and methodological approaches to violence, major debates and concepts, as well as key cases across the world.
Junior or Senior Status.
A supply chain consists of all of the activities and organizations required to produce and deliver a good or service from raw materials to the final end user. Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (GOSCM) involves the coordination of this complex network of organizations and flows of materials, funds, and information among and between the stages of a supply chain. GOSCM integrates the traditional business functions of operations, marketing, logistics, finance, and information systems in an international business context. The course traces the flow of products and services from development through delivery to the final user and will address topics such as global sourcing strategies, managing demand and supply uncertainties distribution strategies and logistics network design for global operations, global strategic alliances, and the role of information technology and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in managing global supply chains. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-Req: POMS.3010 Operations Management.
An introductory course on the fundamentals of empirical research in psychological science. Instruction will promote understanding and competence in the basic vocabulary of psychological research, addressing information literacy, measurement, reliability, and validity in observed variables and unobserved constructs. Students will learn critical components of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs, as well as the basics of descriptive statistics, hypothesis and statistical testing, and matching design to analysis strategies. Students will demonstrate this knowledge through he preparation of a research proposal. Finally, this course will provide students a strong basis from which to pursue advanced coursework in a variety of methodological approaches to psychological research. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).
Pre-req: PSYC.1010 Intro to Psychological Science, and Sophomore Status (at least 30 credits).
This course is designed to introduce basic epidemiological methods used in the study of current major health problems. Content includes explanation of the scope and focus of epidemiology, simple measures of disease frequency and association used in the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, types of epidemiological study designs, and practical applications. Emphasis on interpretation of epidemiological information and application of findings Prerequisite: Community Health and an elementary statistics course. Required for seniors in Community Health Education; open by permission to other upper division students in Health Professions. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Pre-req: PUBH.1021 Intro to Pub Health, & MATH.2830 Intro to Stats, & HSCI.3400 IPE Research Methods, or PUBH.2060 Research Methods in Pub Health, & Pub Health Majors/Minors only, Nutritional Sci, or Pharm Sci,Jr/Sr Majors only, or Perm of Instructor.
An introduction to methods of social research, with emphasis on quantitative research methods. Presents basic statistical techniques used in social research as well as the computer software used for analyzing social science data. For majors only.
Pre-req: SOCI.2020 Foundations of Social Analysis, and Sociology Majors only or permission of instructor.
The purpose of this course is to help students document and critically analyze their experience abroad, in an internship or in a community project. Through the creation of a digital portfolio, this course validates our major students' linguistic hands-on experience through study abroad or community-based practicum experience and it establishes consistency in our major curriculum by ensuring that all our majors are getting a high-quality linguistic experience abroad or at home. This course is conducted in the target language in which the student majors. For those students majoring in French/Spanish and Italian/Spanish options, the student chooses the target language in which the coursework is completed.