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Explores issues in accounting for large, multinational business entities. Consolidation, mergers, home office/branch accounting, international accounting topics, partnership and nonprofit organizations are also examined. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-Req: ACCT.3020 Intermediate Accounting II with 'C' or above.
Art Concepts I will focus on learning the visual language of the creative process through anexamination of the principles of two-dimensional visual organization. These fundamental basics form the underlying structure of all studio and communication arts. Through slide lecture, guest lecturers, field trips, and studio projects, students will begin to understand the many forms that visual expression takes. The course will develop creative problem solving skills and students will learn to respond to personal challenge. Students will also be instructed in the principles of professional execution and be introduced to diverse modes of thought, media, and aesthetic expression. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Kinetic Projects is a hybrid course designed for a variety of majors to explore the intersections between mechanical engineering and sculpture. In this project-driven class, students will learn principles and practice in both the fields of engineering and art, and put them into practice by creating functioning kinetic objects to be displayed in a public setting. The course will also include guest lectures from practitioners in Art and Engineering. The course provides an introduction to technical communications, teamwork, data analysis, computer coding, computer-aided drafting/design/modeling program usage, prototyping techniques, report-writing and /or oral presentation.
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).
Studies the structure and properties of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids which combined with a discussion of elementary enzymology allows for detailed descriptions of several important degradative and biosynthetic pathways, their integration and regulation. Throughout the course, emphasis is on methods and practical application of fundamental information to the solution of problems of current biomedical interest.
Pre-req CHEM 2220 Organic Chemistry II or CHEM 2230 Organic Chemistry IIB and BIOL 2200 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology or BIOL 2350 Genetics or BIOL 2120L Biology for Engineers.
Laboratory work designed to exemplify principles covered in 84.344. Required for chemistry majors. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-Req: CHEM 1240L Chemistry II Lab; Co-Req: CHEM 3440 Physical Chemistry I.
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, 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, 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, and CHEN.4090, and CHEN.4130 all with a C- or better, and Co-req: CHEN.4150
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.
This course is designed to provide criminal justice majors with a capstone experience emphasizing integration of knowledge acquired in previous courses on the causes of criminal behavior and responses to it, particularly the institutions, policies and practices of the criminal justice system. Students engage in the development and production of a senior level research paper grounded in relevant criminology and criminal justice literature.
Pre-req: CRIM 1010 Criminal Justice System, CRIM 2210 Criminology l, CRIM 3900 CJ Research Methods and Senior-level standing.
An analysis of Keynesian and post-Keynesian theory. National income accounts, monetary and fiscal policy, and econometric models.
Pre-Req: 49.202 Economics II (Macroeconomics).
An introduction to the economic analysis of health care market The course presents microeconomic models, empirical findings and public policies referring to the following topics: the production and demand for health (the investment/consumption aspects of health and the relationship between socio economic status and health status), the issues of moral hazard and adverse selection in the insurance market, the role of information in the physician-patient relationship, the different regulation and payment systems for providers, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and the comparisons between the US system and the health systems of other western economies and developing countries. This class aims to help students becoming more informed future citizens and consumers or producers of healthcare.
Prerequisites: 49.201 or instructor's approval. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).
Pre-Req: ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics).
A study of selected works. Authors to be announced each semester.
Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, and Junior Level or higher
A capstone level creative writing class: a substantial writing project is developed through the collaborative environment of an advanced workshop. May be repeated for credit when workshop topic is different.
Pre-req: ENGL 3660 Creative Writing: Poetry II, or ENGL 4070 Creative Writing: Fiction II, or ENGL 4180 Creative Writing: Non-fiction II.
This course is designed for students with a curiosity and interest in starting a new business. In this course, students will explore the entrepreneurship process including how entrepreneurs discover and evaluate the sources and opportunities for new business ventures; how they assemble the resources, how they operate and grow a new business; and finally how they harvest their hard work as successful entrepreneurs. The course covers a variety of topics associated with launching and running a new business venture, such as marketing, financing, building the venture team, legal and regulatory issues, and social and environmental issues. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-Req: FINA.3010 Business Finance, MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior.
Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Kennedy College of Science majors only.
This course provides an essential foundation for exercise prescription and programming, and sound educational practice. Factors that impede or enhance exercise compliance and progress are explored. Clinical teaching skills, safety, and professional behavior are also addressed.
Pre/Co-Req: BIOL.1220/1240L and Senior Level only.
The Foundations course is a required course for all BLA majors. The course examines the value and importance of drawing on various academic disciplines to understand issues that are too complex to be addressed effectively using any single discipline. Using a case study approach, the course will explore how the elements of various environment, governance, peace and conflict, etc. Upon completing the course, the student will be able to view the courses in his/her two BLA Concentrations from an interdisciplinary perspective by observing how elements of a give discipline can contribute to the understanding of global problems. These skills will be applied in the BLA Capstone course.
Pre-Req: BLA Maj & ENGL.1010 or 1020 College Writing 1 or 2, or HONR.1100 or equivalent.
All purposeful human activity involves design. Every day we are surrounded by the products of design processes--buildings, cars, entertainment, corporations, schools, even laws and regulations. They make our lives easier in many ways, but they may also create significant social and environmental problems. In the past, designers often did not consider the impact of their deigns on society, or ignored the negative consequences. Our culture and legal system usually permitted, or even encouraged, this irresponsibility. Today, a small group of scholars, businessmen and women, and activists are rethinking how we design the things around us, with the goal of addressing the most pressing social and environmental issues. This class will introduce students to some of these issues,
the people who are confronting them, and the ways in which all of us can contribute to designing a better Future World.
With a series of hands on projects, coupled with readings and other resources, students will work to design aspects of the future. In the process you will learn about possible solutions to complex, important problems, but also learn valuable life skills such as problem framing, problem solving, critical thinking, active learning, communication, and simple construction methods. No previous experience is required-only curiosity and eagerness to learn.
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.
Advanced study of the principles of financial analysis. Covers topics such as acquisition of long-term assets, capital budgeting models, and the analysis of mutually exclusive projects.
Pre-Req: FINA.3010 Financial Management.
This course deals with the application of geological and related principles to the solution of various types of crimes. The course will explore the use of evidence (rocks and minerals, soils, geochemistry, etc.) to identify the source and hence the potential perpetrator of the crime. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Systematic research in primary and secondary sources culminating in the writing of an original research paper using proper methodological and stylistic techniques. Weekly meetings and written and oral progress reports. Students must be acquainted with word-processing techniques. Required of all History majors. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS), and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Topics include methods of solutions for linear and non-linear first order differential equations, linear second order differential equations, higher order linear differential equations, systems of first-order differential equations. Laplace transforms. Numerical methods. Applications to physical systems.
Pre-Req: MATH 1320 Calculus II.
Introduction to differential equations with an emphasis on engineering applications. Topics include first-order equations, higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, and systems of first-order equations. Applications of each topic are introduced and qualitative, analytical, and numerical solution techniques are studied. Laplace transform methods are discussed. The software package MATLAB is used throughout the course for both analytical and numerical calculations.
Kinetic Projects is a hybrid course designed for a variety of majors to explore the intersections between mechanical engineering and sculpture. In this project-driven class, students will learn principles and practice in both the fields of engineering and art, and put them into practice by creating functioning kinetic objects to be displayed in a public setting. The course will also include guest lectures from practitioners in Art and Engineering. The course also provides an introduction to technical communications, teamwork, data analysis, computer coding, and introduction to CAD prototyping, report-writing and/or oral presentation.
Design and kinematic analysis of linkages. Course topics include linkage synthesis and motion analysis (position, velocity and acceleration) and technical writing. These topics are integrated in a semester-long design-build-test project utilizing commercial CAD and simulation software. This project involves project management, teamwork, design, creation of shop-quality drawings, manufacturing and assembly as well as performance testing of a three-position double-dwell linkage. Schedules (Gantt charts), progress reports and final reports are submitted. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-req: C- in ENGN.2050 Statics and C- in ENGN.2070 Dynamics, and Pre-Co req MECH.2010 Computer Aided Design and Mechanical Engineering majors only.
Analysis and application of the key factors that shape and characterize different negotiation situations; the analytical skill to diagnose potential areas of difference and select appropriate strategies to address them; the interpersonal skills to tactically manage the spceific communication and decision-making behaviors during the actual bargaining; and the ability to recognize how one's own personality, value system and perceptions affect the choice of tactics and behavior.
Pre-Req: MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior, preference MG concentrators.
Provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts of software application development for business in an object-oriented, Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment utilizing structured programming concepts. Course involves hands-on application development in a 4GL environment. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-Req: MIST.2010 Mgmt Information Systems, or Instructor permission.
Course number was formerly 62.312. Focuses on marketing strategies and tactics. Emphasis is given on research methods and applications for strategy building and implementation. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Pre-Req: MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles; preference Marketing concentrators; COM filter courses.
This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of clinical chemistry laboratory instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on theoretical concepts, instrument components and design, calibration and troubleshooting of modern instrumentation, and analytical methodologies in the clinical laboratory. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative applications of instrumental techniques are covered. Computer applications are included where appropriate. The following spectroscopic instruments are studied: ultraviolet, visible and infra red absorption, fluorescence, turbidimetry and nephelometry, reflectance, flame emission and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Electrochemical methods of analysis are reviewed, including potentiometric techniques, voltammetry and coulometry. Chromatographic instrumentation and methods are discussed, such as column and thin layer chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and ion exchange chromatography.
Pre-Req: HSCI 2520 Physiological Chem II; Co-Req: Clinical Lab Inst Lab; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS).
This course is a clinical practicum which focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research and practice.
Pre-req: NURS 1030 Academic Strategies Portfolio, NURS 3010 Research in Nursing and Health Care, NURS 3060 Health Assessment, NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing and Co-req: NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice.
In this clinical course, students provide nursing care to adults in the acute care setting. The focus of the experience is the development of specifically tailored therapeutic interventions in providing care to adults with acute illness. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Co-Reqs: NURS 4100 Nsg Acute Care, NURS 4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy. Students must be in the School of Nursing UMass Lowell program.
Examines some of the typical approaches to philosophical questioning and the issues raised in such inquiry: what is true knowledge, what is reality, what is the good, what is the right political order, what is the nature of religious faith? Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Studies the methods used to distinguish correct from incorrect reasoning. This course will aim at developing (1) an ability to express one's ideas clearly and concisely; (2) an increased skill in defining one's terms; and(3) a capacity to formulate arguments vigorously and to scrutinize them critically. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Some of the most significant experiments in the history of physics are revisited. Form measuring the universal gravity constant to observing the quantization of light and matter, this laboratory course challenges students' experimental skills and tests their understanding of fundamental concepts. Preparing high quality lab reports and presentations is emphasized.
Pre-req: PHYS.2610L The Physics of Materials & Devices, or PHYS.2450L Physics II lab, with a grade of C- or better and PHYS.2620L Principles of Laboratory Automation with a grade of C- or better.
This course provides the operating principles and applications of nuclear radiation detection systems, including detector theory, electronic signal processing, and measurement and data reduction techniques. The systems covered include gas-filled detectors (ion chambers, proportional counters, and Geiger-Mueller counters), inorganic and organic scintillators, and high-purity germanium detectors, for the detection of alpha, beta, gamma, and neuron radiation. This course also covers hypothesis testing, detection limits, and detector dead time (offered as 98.506 for graduate credit).
Pre-Req: PHYS 2100 Intro Modern Physics and PHYS 2610L The Physics of Materials & Dev or PHYS 2450L Physics III Lab
Basic principles of control systems used with plastics processing equipment. Included are instrumentation, signal conditioning, data acquisition, feedback control, process monitoring, data reduction, and SPC/SQC. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
Pre-Req: MATH 2340 Differential Equations or MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations.
This is a course in designing Quantitative Research and applying statistics for Political Scientific. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).
Pre-Req:POLI.2010 Intro Political Analysis.
This course is intended to provide students with the necessary tools and understanding for managing service operations. Service firms represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. This course will focus on the various aspects involved in the management of service operations. The service operations are managed differently to their intangibility, time-sensitivity, high levels of customer involvement and lack of engineering standards. This course will explore topics such as design and delivery of services, the measurement of productivity and quality, managing capacity and demand, redesign of service delivery processes, management of technology, and others.
Pre-Req: POMS.3010 Operations Management.
An advanced course in which students design and carry out an empirical research project from start to finish, resulting in an individually written research report using APA style and an oral presentation. The primary goal is for students to experience discovery by completing an original study that reasonably extends the prior research literature. Topics may vary, reflecting the interests of the instructor. Students will perform literature reviews; formulate a research question; operationalize variables; develop research designs; obtained ethical review and approval; and collect, analyze, and interpret data. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the research process in assessments that may include assignments, quizzes, or exams. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-Req: PSYC.3690 Research II with 'C' or better; Junior/ Senior level and completed 15 credits in Psychology.
In this course, health science students learn to apply critical evaluation skills to quantitative data analysis and interpretation of research findings. The course reviews statistics and research methods, making students aware of the importance of the distribution of a range of types of quantitative data encountered in the health sciences. Sources of uncertainty (bias, confounding, and effect modification) and planning and analytical methods to minimize and summarize uncertainty will be summarized.
Systems thinking, ecological and spatial principles and techniques are used to assess multiple contemporary health issues such as health literacy, emergence,reemergence of infectious diseases, climate change impacts and dimensions, aging population, and war and violence among other topics. The practical component of the course includes mapping and spatial analysis projects. Juniors only. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Pre-req: PUBH 3030 Social Determinants of Health, and Co-req: PUBH 3040 Politics of Health, and Community Health or Environmental Health or Public Health (BS), Junior Level.
Full-time health education field experience (28 hours per week). Students continue at the prepracticum site, participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of health education programs and take an active part in the total community health education process. Seniors only.
Pre-Req: PUBH 4090; and (Co-Req or Pre-Req): PUBH 4140; Community Health (BS), and Public Health or Community Health Majors only.
Qualitative research methods. Discusses various strategies employed by qualitative researchers with special emphasis on field research. For majors only. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).
Academic Plan Sociology (BA) only, or Instructor permission.
A systematic study of grammatical and syntactical structures. Review of more advanced structures.
Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture or FRE3 or FRE4 student group waiver.
Advanced oral practice in rapid and idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected from contemporary prose.
Pre-Req: WLFR 2110 French 3 and Culture, or WLFR 2120 French 4 and Culture or WLAN 3990 Elective.
Designed to improve and reinforce proficiency in spoken and written French through regular exercises of oral communication and free composition, through the analysis of literary texts and authentic written and oral materials. Taught in French.