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Advanced Financial Accounting I (Formerly ACCT/60.401)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ACCT.3020 Intermediate Accounting II, or ACCT.3300 Corporate Financial Reporting III, with a "C" or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P".

American Studies Seminar (Formerly 40.401)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Junior Status or ENGL 2480, AMST 2480 or 59.248.

Directed Studies in American Studies (Formerly 40.491)

Description

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. "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."

Senior Studio I (formerly 70.493)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Academic Plan Fine Arts (BFA) and Level Senior Standing.

Senior Studio (formerly 70.497)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Academic Plan Fine Arts (BFA) and Level Senior Standing.

Internship: Atmospheric Science (Formerly 85.493)

Description

Work experience with private or public employer. Written report and supervisor evaluation required. "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."

Honors Research: Atmospheric Science (Formerly 85.495)

Description

An individual or team research project carried out by qualified students with the approval of and supervision by a faculty member.

Research: Atmospheric Science

Description

An independent scientific research project carried out by a qualified senior under the supervision of a faculty member.

Senior Seminar in Biology (Formerly 81.451)

Description

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.

Forensic Science I Laboratory (Formerly 84.305)

Description

Locard's exchange principle, Reagent preparation, crime scene investigation, a case of deductive reasoning, crime scene sketching, Forensic glass analysis, Fingerprint, Introduction to Microscopy, Color perception. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 3030 Forensic Science I; Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2220 Org Chem IIA, PHYS 1440 Physics II, and MATH 2310 Calculus III.

Undergraduate Thesis (Formerly 84.407)

Description

Research in biochemistry, electrochemistry or analytical, organic, inorganic, physical or polymer chemistry. Progress report required.

Undergraduate Thesis II (Formerly 84.408)

Description

A continuation of CHEM.4070. Both semesters must be taken and not more than six credits may be used in meeting degree requirements. A written thesis and seminar are required. The written thesis is to follow the conventional form of introduction, literature survey, data, results, and conclusions. One copy of the thesis must be filed in the Department office.

Sustainable and Green Chemistry

Description

This is an upper level course introducing concepts relating to sustainable and green chemistry. Topics covered include understanding the role of sustainability in chemical processes, analyzing the sustainability of a reaction, the core concepts of green chemistry, impactful reactions and materials for modern environmental and sustainable chemistry, and quantitative analysis related to their implementation and growth. Specific topics include energy, electronics, polymers and polymer science, batteries, catalysis, and electrochemistry.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I, or Permission of Instructor.

Laboratory in Modern Biochemistry and Biophysics

Description

This is a laboratory course designed to teach basic biochemistry techniques using a series of well-characterized proteins in a research-like setting. The course will meet twice a week throughout the semester. The first half of the semester will be focused on teaching specific biochemical techniques. In the second half of the semester, students will develop an independent research question using protein(s) from a list using the techniques that were learned in the first half of the semester. Students will produce a report using an ACS journal style based on their results and they will also present their results to the class at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: CHEM.4500 Intro to Biochemistry, or Permission of Instructor.

Engineering Economics and Process Analysis (Formerly 10.409)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

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.

Chemical Plant Design (Formerly 10.410)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

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.

Computing IV (Formerly 91.204)

Description

Advanced C++ programming, which deepens students' understanding of object-oriented analysis and design. Basic software engineering principles and practice, including work with APIs. Topics may include program translation, web software, parsing, and regular expressions.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: COMP.2010 Computing III.

Compiler Construction I (Formerly 91.406)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: COMP.3010 Organization of Programming Languages.

Data Communications II (Formerly 91.414)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 91.413 Data Communications I.

Machine Learning (Formerly 91.422)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: COMP 1020 Computing II, MATH 3220 Discrete Structures ll and MATH 3860 Probability & Statistics I.

Probabilistic Robotics (Formerly 91.451)

Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of probabilistic robotics covering fundamental problems and leading solutions for robot perception and control. The methods discussed in this course rely on statistical techniques for representing information and making decisions.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: COMP.1020 Computing II, or EECE.3170 Microprocessor System Design I and Co-req: MATH.3860 Probability and Statistics I.

Graphical User Interface Programming II (Formerly 91.462)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: COMP.4610 GUI Program I with C or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P".

Mobile App Programming ll

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: COMP.4630 Mobile App Programming l.

Capstone Seminar in Criminology & Criminal Justice (Formerly 44.489)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: CRIM 1010 Criminal Justice System, CRIM 2210 Criminology l, CRIM 3900 CJ Research Methods and Senior-level standing.

Digital Media Capstone I

Description

The first section of the capstone course is designed for guided self-designated projects by seniors in the Digital Media BA program. The course is a part of a sequence of two courses and is designed to be intense engagement that should manifest in the significant project taken from concept through production. Students can work individually and collaboratively under the close supervision of the faculty. The students are required to submit an application that includes a sound project proposal to be eligible for enrollment into the course. The sequential section DGMD.4991 needs to be completed by the BA students to graduate.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: DGMD.2200, and DGMD.2510, and DGMD.3100, and DGMD.3400.

Digital Media Capstone II

Description

This is the second part of capstone course sequence and is designed for guided self-designated projects by seniors in the Digital Media BA program. The course is a part of a sequence of two courses and is designed to be intense engagement that should manifest in a significant project taken from concept through production. Student s work individually and collaboratively under the close supervision of the faculty. The end result of the course should be the completion of a significant project; the final step should result in a public screening. DGMD.4980 needs to be completed for student to qualify for the course.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: DGMD.4980 Digital Media Capstone I, or permission of instructor.

Microeconomic Theory (Formerly 49.303)

Description

Provides an advanced examination of price and production theory and the theory of the consumer and the firm.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ECON.2010 Economics I, and MATH.1220 Management Calculus, or MATH.1310 Calculus I, or MATH.1320 Calculus II, or MATH.2310 Calculus III.

Pre-practicum

Description

The pre-practicum focuses on what it means to be a teacher, as well as the content, dispositions and skills necessary to succeed in the teaching profession. Throughout the pre-practicum, learning about the teaching comes through a variety of opportunities: (1) Structured and focused observations in schools of different demographics; (2) Teaching experiences; (3) Participation in professional seminars on diverse educational topics; (4) Engagement with different types of school professionals around educational topics; (5) Reflection on coursework with a field experience component that bridges the gap between academic knowledge and practitioner knowledge.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: EDUC. 2000 Foundations of Reading, and EDUC.2100 Intro to Moderate Disabilities, and EDUC.2500 Tchg.Elem.Soc.Stud.Inclusive, and EDUC.3200 Methods Tchng.Stu.Mod.Disab., and Co-req: EDUC.3400 Math.Prob.Solv.Inclusive E.

Capstone Project (Formerly 16.499)

Description

The objective of this course is to execute the project defined in Capstone Proposal. The design of the project will be completed, prototyped, tested, refined, constructed and delivered to the client. Practical experience will be gained in solving engineering problems, designing a system to meet technical requirements, using modern design elements and following accepted engineering practices. Students will work in a team environment and deliver the completed system to the project client. Proper documentation of activities is required.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: EECE.3991 Capstone Proposal.

History of the English Language (Formerly 42.307)

Description

Explores the origins and structure of the English language, tracing the ways that English has evolved from Old English through Middle English to the varieties of Modern English in England and its former colonies, including the United States. We will also examine the literary, social, and political implications of these developments, for instance the evolution of Standard English or the use of dialects. The course does not assume any knowledge of Old or Middle English.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Structure and Variation of the English Language

Description

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the contemporary English language, with a focus on both structure and variation. Students will explore how English works in terms of its sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentence structures (syntax), meanings (semantics), and uses (discourse). Areas of variation may include social and regional dialects, World Englishes, accents, pidgins, creoles, multilingualism, language acquisition, registers, style, literacy, media, power, and identity. The course will also address attitudes towards language (language ideology), and the implications of language issues for education, work, policy, and everyday life.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Old English Language and Literature (Formerly 42.315)

Description

Students will acquire reading knowledge of the Old English Language, spending half the semester mastering grammar and vocabulary, and the second half translating texts such as The Wanderer, Dream of the Rood, and Beowulf. Attention will also be given to early medieval cultures in England.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Middle English: Literature and Language (1066-1500)

Description

England in the 11th century had a multi-lingual and diverse culture, with French, German, Scandinavian, and Latin speakers interacting daily. By 1500, England was English-speaking, with various dialects of Middle English emerging from this linguistic mix. In this class, students will learn to read and analyze the dialects of Middle English, translating text such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Harley Lyrics, the York Plays, and the Canterbury Tales from their original language. We will learn and apply the rules of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Students will analyze critically questions of creolization, dialect and social class, and the emergence of print culture.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or permission of instructor.

Creative Writing: Poetry II (Formerly 42.366)

Description

Combines discussion and critique of student poems with readings in contemporary poetry and poetics. The focus is on enabling students to develop their individual voices, forms, and subjects.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: 42.303 Creative Writing: Poetry.

Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (Formerly 42.377)

Description

This course will examine the history and theories of composition and rhetoric, studying the field from its inception to more recent developments and challenges. We will also explore our own writing processes and literary practices. The course is furthermore grounded on the idea that literary practices are shaped by our culture. The course introduces practical approaches to as well as theoretical frameworks beneficial for those interested in composition studies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or permission of instructor.

Editing: Grammar and Style (Formerly 42.386: The Science of Editing)

Description

The course will examine the varied editing roles in a publishing company, from acquisitions to copy editing.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.2000 Critical Methods, or ENGL.2270 Essay Writing, or ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing, or ENGL.2390 Intro to Professional Writing,

Undergraduate Seminar on the Teaching of Writing (Formerly 42.388)

Description

Training in writing theory for direct application in peer tutoring. Discussion supplemented by experimental exercises, class presentations, reading, and writing. Meets two hours each week. Students tutor four hours each week.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2000 Critical Methods, or ENGL 2270 Essay Writing, or ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing, or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing, with a B or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P".

Visual Rhetoric (Formerly 42.392)

Description

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of visual communication. Students will explore what scholars mean by terms such as visual rhetoric and visual literacy in order to think concretely about how these concepts apply to the communication practices they will engage in their academic, professional, and everyday life. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which visual representations communicate culturally-specific meanings about race, gender, class, sexuality, age, nationality, and difference. Assignments include contributions to a course blog, rhetorical analyses of visual texts, design modules, and a multimodal project.

Creative Writing Fiction II (Formerly 42.407)

Description

This course is an advanced fiction workshop, typically a continuation of the work accomplished in ENGL.3020 Creative Writing: Fiction I. Students will begin this course with a work-in progress (a short story, novella, or novel) that they will then seek to complete and begin to revise. Students will also be required to read the various works of established writers and respond to that work critically in discussion and in writing.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: 42.302 Creative Writing: Fiction.

Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction II (Formerly 42.418)

Description

An advanced creative writing workshop in nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, etc.).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II, and ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing, or ENGL.2381 Intro to Creative Writing for all Majors.

Introduction to Literary Theory (Formerly 42.429)

Description

A solid introduction to major trends in contemporary critical theory. Emphasis on producing a sample critical paper treating one or more current critical approaches to reading a literary text.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Engineering Capstone Design Project (Formerly 25.401)

Description

Integrative design experience in engineering. Students work on multi-disciplinary teams and apply their engineering problem-solving skills on open-ended, real-world projects Projects may be service-oriented in concept and teams may include members from other Departments and Colleges. Emphasis on communication, team-work, report-writing, oral presentations, This course may be used as a Technical elective for all Engineering Departments. Alternatively, this course may be used as a substitute for the culminating Capstone course in Electrical and Computer Engineering (16.499), Mechanical Engineering (22.423) and Plastics Engineering (26.416). Prerequisite: senior status & permission of instructor.

Prerequisites

Level Senior Standing.

Engineering Capstone Design Project

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGN.4019 Engineering Capstone Design Proposal, and MECH.4410 Thermo-fluid Applications, and MECH.4250 Design of Machine Elements, and MECH.4730 Design Theory and Constraints, and ME Majors only, and Senior Status, and of Instructor.

Corporate Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR/64.362)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENTR.3000, Prin.Innov & Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation - I (Formerly ENTR /64.410)

Description

The Course is offered as a 2-week intensive experiential learning of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It is designed to help students to understand the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in today's global economy and to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set among the students in the UMass Lowell. Students will work in inter-disciplinary, multi-cultural environments exploring problem solving techniques, opportunities identification, business concept development & venture planning using standard business model framework and bringing ideas to reality.

Managing Innovation (Formerly ENTR /64.463)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Junior Level or Higher or Permission of Instructor.

Systems Thinking for Sustainability

Description

In this course, students will develop and apply systems thinking skills to explore, understand, and design solutions to one of the defining challenges of our time: charting a transition to a thriving, sustainable society on a finite planet. 'System thinking' is a way of understanding complex problems from a holistic, long-term perspective. It provides a set of tools to visualize the structure of systems - or the interactions between system elements - and how that structure generates dynamic behavior. Systems thinking provides a framework and approaches that transcend disciplines and help identify strategic points of intervention in complex problems. 'System dynamics' extends systems thinking to include formal mathematical modeling of the interactions between system elements. It uses computer-assisted simulation to facilitate understanding and strategic management of complex systems. This course uses systems thinking, simulation, and system dynamics to enable students to make sense of cross-disciplinary sustainability challenges and design strategic solutions.

Prerequisites

This course is open to students who are minors in Climate Change and Sustainability and/or Majors in the B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science or Meteorology & Atmospheric Science, or permission of instructor.

Internship: Environmental Studies (Formerly 87.493)

Description

Work experience with private or public employer. Written report and supervisor evaluation required. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC). "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."

Honors Research: Environmental Studies (Formerly 87.495)

Description

An individual or team research project carried out by qualified students with the approval of and supervision by a faculty member. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Research: Environmental Studies

Description

An independent scientific research project carried out by a qualified senior under the supervision of a faculty member.

Project Laboratory A (Formerly 17.361)

Description

The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading.

Capstone Design (Formerly 17.391)

Description

The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading. May do project at work (all requirements of reports, presentation, etc. still required). Pre-Requisites: 17.361, or 17.353 and 17.358 and 17.365

Capstone Execution (Formerly 17.392)

Description

The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading. May do project at work (all requirements of reports, presentation, etc. still required).

Clinical Practicum I and II (Formerly 38.412)

Description

This course is an off-campus experience in either a cardiac/pulmonary rehab clinical facility or in a fitness setting. Students experience practical applications of the concepts and theories learned in the classroom settings. Strength and conditioning, research or industry related setting, or other setting appropriate to the particular student's interests.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: Pre-req: EXER.3150 Kinesiology, and EXER.3560 Pharmacology, and EXER.4220 Exercise Prescription and Programming.

BLA Capstone (Formerly 59.413)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: FAHS 2130 Foundations in Liberal Studies, and (ENGL 1020 College Writing ll or HONR.1100)

Principles of Corporate Finance (Formerly FINA 331/61.431)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: FINA.3010 Financial Management.

Environmental Geochemistry (Formerly 89.315)

Description

Application of geochemical principles to environmental problems including air pollution and atmospheric processes, climate change, water chemistry and water-rock interactions, and the transport and dispersal of organic and inorganic pollutants. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: CHEM.1210 Chemistry I, and CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab, and Co-req: GEOL.3170L Environmental Geochemistry Lab.

Internship: Environmental Geoscience (Formerly 89.493)

Description

Work experience with private or public employer. Written report and supervisor evaluation required. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC). "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."

Honors Research: Geoscience (Formerly 89.495)

Description

An independent scientific research project carried out by a qualified senior under the supervision of a faculty member. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Research: Geoscience

Description

An independent scientific research project carried out by a qualified senior under the supervision of a faculty member.

Research Seminar (Formerly 43.432)

Description

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).

Project-Based Information Systems (Formerly 90.480)

Description

This course looks at information systems from the perspective of corporate management, rather than at a technical or programming level. It emphasizes how managers can successfully understand and use information systems in order to better realize company objectives, such as the revenue maximization, cost reduction, customer satisfaction, etc.

Prerequisites

Level Junior Standing.

Senior Seminar II (Formerly 92.475)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: MATH.3750 or MATH.4740 Senior Seminar I.

Capstone Design (Formerly 22.423)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: MECH.4410 Thermo-fluid Applications, and MECH.4250 Design of Machine Elements, and MECH.4730 Design Theory and Constraints, and Senior Status, and Permission of Instructor.

Human Resources Management (Formerly MGMT/66.310)

Description

Current issues in the management of human resources. Recruitment, selection, work force training and development, reward systems, employee health and safety, legal issues, managing diversity, performance evaluation, and human resource planning.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior, preference MG Concentrators.

Strategic Management (Formerly MGMT/66.490)

Description

An integration of knowledge in the various functional areas of management toward solution of problems affecting the character and success of the total enterprise. Corporate strategy and its implementation via appropriate policies.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: FINA.3010, MKTG.2010, POMS.3010, MGMT.3010, and Senior Level.

New Product & Service Management (Formerly MKTG 315/62.315/62.311)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles; preference Marketing concentrators; COM filter courses.

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Description

The Molecular Diagnostics course is designed to instruct students in the principles and laboratory techniques used in Molecular Diagnostics in the clinical laboratory setting. An overview of nucleic acid structure, gene expression, and genetic diseases will be provided. Students will be given both lecture and laboratory instruction in basic molecular testing methodologies.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: HSCI.3500 Human Biochemistry, or Permission of Instructor.

Capstone Design (Formerly 23.432)

Description

The course uses the Engineering Design Process methodology to formulate solutions to a product or project design effort. The design process is reviewed from problem statement to final design. The course utilizes casework, in-class exercises, examples of the preparation and use of customer and engineering specifications, and brainstorming techniques to generate feasible solutions to problems, and the process for selecting the most viable solution. Students learn to generate labor and materials budgets for product/project development and methods for the effective oral and written communication of these results. Students complete the course by delivering a comprehensive presentation of the product development effort and results.

Music Business Internship (Formerly 77.499)

Description

Music Business Internship

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: MUBU.4010 Music Business Seminar.

Internship in SRT (Formerly 78.493)

Description

Practical experience in audio-recording under the supervision of a professional firm. At least twenty hours per week for fifteen weeks is spent working at an entry-level position for a firm involved in audio.

Senior Project In Sound Recording Technology (Formerly 78.494)

Description

Advanced projects developed in consultation with faculty advisor. Typical projects include production of a complete record album, investigation of experimental recording techniques, and original research in recording technology. To be completed in place of MUSR.4930 by students not choosing an internship. Permission of Coordinator and Chair

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families I Practicum (Formerly 33.311)

Description

This community-based clinical course is focused on health promotion of young families including childbearing women, infants, children, and adolescents. A portion of the clinical experience consists of establishing a relationship by the student with a family. first four semesters of nursing curriculum. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.

Selected Topics in Nursing (Formerly 33.421)

Description

Selected Topics in Nursing is a course for advanced undergraduates in the RN-BS option. The content will vary from semester to semester depending on the research interest of the faculty member(s) teaching the course.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing, NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing, and Nursing (BS); RN's Only.

Life Cycle Nutrition (Formerly 36.336)

Description

Biology of the life cycle including development, growth, maturation, and aging and its impact on nutritional requirements of humans from the zygote to the elderly is considered. How to meet these nutritional requirements is discussed relative to the feeding issues and context of each major life stage. Course emphasizes the critical analyses of beneficial and adverse outcomes of various nutrient intakes and dietary patterns of the nutritional status and well-being through integration of nutrition and other health sciences in understanding nutritional needs during the life cycle. Analysis of cultural, environmental, psychosocial, physical, and economic factors affecting nutritional status through the life span will also be discusses. Methods of nutritional assessment for each stage of the life cycle will be examined.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: NUTR.2060 Human Nutrition or HSCI.2060 Human Nutrition.

Senior Research in Nutrition(Formerly 36.496)

Description

Continuation of 36.494. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL), Information Literacy (IL), and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Integrative Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies (Formerly PCS 453/553)

Description

The purpose of the integrative seminar is to assist students in developing a robust and mature understanding of the three PCS core questions as they relate to PCS coursework. With a strong evidence focus, students identify patterns, principles, questions, and dilemmas relevant to the core questions emerge from multiple courses they have taken within the PCS program. Students develop a reflective journal, a series of essays, a portfolio of their accumulated work, and a culminating portfolio presentation. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: PCST.1250 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies major or undeclared.

Integrative Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies (Formerly PCS 453/553)

Description

The purpose of the integrative seminar is to assist students in developing a robust and mature understanding of the three PCS core questions as they relate to PCS coursework. With a strong evidence focus, students identify patterns, principles, questions, and dilemmas relevant to the core questions emerge from multiple courses they have taken within the PCS program. Students develop a reflective journal, a series of essays, a portfolio of their accumulated work, and a culminating portfolio presentation. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Peace and Conflict Studies M.A, or Graduate Certificate Students.

Senior Capstone

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Junior or higher standing and permission of Instructor.

Practicum (Formerly 45.496)

Description

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.

Health Physics Capstone (Formerly 95.453)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Senior Status.

Physics Capstone (Formerly 95.454)

Description

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.

Introduction to Plastics Engineering (Formerly 25.107/26.107)

Description

This course is designed to teach basic principles of technical drawing, fundamentals of design, fundamentals of computer aided design (CAD), dimensioning and tolerances. Basic concepts of manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D printing are covered. The lecture component covers theoretical information, and the lab component covers hands-on learning, where students learn to use a commercial CAD software.

Introduction to Design (Formerly 26.218)

Description

This course is designed to teach basic principles of technical drawing, fundamentals of design, dimensioning and tolerances. Basic concepts of manufacturing and rapid prototyping are covered. The lecture component covers theoretical information, and the lab component covers hands-on learning, where students learn to use a commercial CAD software. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Experiential Learning in Political Science (Formerly 46.496)

Description

This course provides students with a practical appreciation for the work of politics emphasizing a universal skill set for polycentric, experiential learning. The course is designed to help ease the transition from a political science degree to a variety of academic and professional paths.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Political Science Majors only.

Practicum in the Law Requirement. (Formerly 46.497)

Description

A program of study and research which includes involvement in and first-hand knowledge and observation of the legal system and legal practice. Open only to political science majors and, with certain restrictions, legal studies minors. The course will be graded S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Political Science Majors only.

Global Supply Chain Management (Formerly POMS 402/63.402)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: POMS.3010 Operations Management.

Research Laboratory (Formerly 47.375 and PSYC.3750)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: PSYC.2690 Research Methods, and PSYC.3690 Research Statistics, with a 'C' or higher in both.

Seminar in Clinical Psychology (Formerly 47.475)

Description

An advanced seminar to consider special topics in clinical psychology, with special focus on critique of the theoretical and empirical literature, identification of future research pathways, and the potential for application with consideration of ethics and social responsibility. Specific topics will vary and may include such topics as health psychology and behavioral medicine; the nature and causes of or interventions for specific psychological disorders (e.g.,autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia); the community mental health movement; clinical methods of assessment. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: PSYC.1010 Intro to Psychological Science, and PSYC.2320 Psychology of Personality, or PSYC.2720 Abnormal Psychology, and PSYC.2690 Research I: Methods.

Service Learning in Community Health (Formerly 31.409)

Description

This course is designed to serve as a service learning experience in the fall semester of students' senior year in Health Education. Students will be expected to participate in a pre-determined community health project happening in the City of Lowell for a minimum of 40 hours. During the course of this experience, students will provide the community health organization with their time, knowledge, and effort, and will, in return, gain tremendous experience in the organization, development, implementation, and/or evaluation of Community Health Education and Promotion Projects. Collaboration with various professionals involved in the programs and projects will certainly add to students' understanding of what a Health Educator does! An integral piece of this service learning experience will be the bi-monthly seminar geared toward asuring the connection between the community experience and the theoretical and academic framework from which it is derived Through the use of readings, discussions, student presentations, and guest speakers, students will gain wonderful experience in terms of what it means to "build the capacity of a community". Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Co-req: PUBH.4050 Communication Techniques in Health Promotion and Public Health Majors only.

Public Health Capstone (Formerly 31.410)

Description

This capstone is the culminating experience for all students in the BS in public health that allows students to integrate, synthesize and apply the knowledge of public health gained throughout their undergraduate program. It can be structured as a cumulative, integrative and scholarly experience or an applied experience or inquiry project. Each student will craft an experience that is appropriate for his /her professional goals in aspirations. Projects may include internships, research papers, honors theses, or other appropriate activities that apply a range of public health competencies and skills. Students create a portfolio of work and/or research poster for the experience demonstrating proficiency in the domains of public health.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: PUBH.4010 Sr. Seminar in Public Health.

Qualitative Methods for Social Research (Formerly 48.403)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: SOCI.1010 Intro to Sociology; Sociology majors, or permission of instructor.

Play Production (Formerly THEA 311)

Description

Introduction to the design and technical aspects of theatre through hands-on experience working on campus productions. Focus on basic principles of set, lighting, props, costume, makeup, and sound production. May be repeated for credit.

Exploring Teaching and Learning in STEM

Description

This is an experiential learning course that also allows students to explore teaching and learning in a STEM content area. Students plan and teach inquiry-based science, math, technology, or engineering lessons, collect data on students' learning, and determine how they could make adjustments to improve the learning gains of students in a middle school classroom.

Prerequisites

Math, Science & Engineering Majors only. This course is a prerequisite to the STEM Teaching minor.

Directed Studies World Languages Level 4

Description

Directed Studies World Languages Level 4. Permission of the instructor and department chair required.

French 4 and Culture (Formerly 50.212)

Description

This course has French 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students' abilities and knowledge of French and Francophone culture and language in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: WLFR.2110 French 3 and Culture.

Italian 4 and Culture (Formerly 52.212)

Description

This course has Italian 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students' abilities and knowledge of the culture of Italy in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture.

Spanish 4 and Culture (Formerly 54.212)

Description

This course has Spanish 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students' abilities and knowledge of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: WLSP.2110 Spanish 3 and Culture, or WLSP.2210 Reading and Conversing in Spanish I.