Course Directory

Applied Arts and Sciences (AASC)

SUBJECT CODE: AASC
Course Number: 3102
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Narrative for Prior Experential Learning Credit

Course Description:
Students are guided in the development of an outcome-based learning narrative which allows them the opportunity to translate knowledge and skills obtained through life and work experiences into academic credit. Prerequisite: AASC 3301 with a grade of "C" or better

Department Description: Applied Arts and Sciences
SUBJECT CODE: AASC
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development

Course Description:
Required of all students who pursue completion of the BAAS and BGS degree programs. This course lays the foundation for the program of study by investigating current issues in the philosophy of higher education, namely: establishing academic, personal, and professionall goals for degree completion; introducing students to the portfolio process; and helping students to improve their abilities to think critically and to communicate more effectively. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 or their equivalents with a grade of "C" or better.

Department Description: Applied Arts and Sciences
SUBJECT CODE: AASC
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Senior Seminar

Course Description:
Required of all students who pursue completion of the BAAS and BGS degree programs. This course completes the assessment of the personal, educational, and professional goals and outcomes set forth in AASC 3301. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in AASC 3301 and senior standing. Students will enroll in this class during their final semester of coursework.

Department Description: Applied Arts and Sciences

Accounting (ACCT)

SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Survey of Accounting

Course Description:
This course in designed for non-business majors. Students will develop an understanding of fundamental financial and managerial accounting concepts. In the process, student will also develop an awareness of the language and environment of business, an appreciation of accounting methods, and skills in problem-solving and decision making. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 2301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Course Description:
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and the preparation and uses of financial statements. Prerequisite: Sophmore standing and MATH 1314 or higher level Math class.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 2302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Course Description:
This course is designed for non-accounting majors. Uses of accounting information in managerial planning, decision making, and control. Includes study of cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analyses, and budgeting. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with a minimum grade of "C" and sophomore standing Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intermediate Accounting I

Course Description:
Analysis of theory and its applications in the areas of cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, plant and intangible assets, long-term investments, current liabilities and revenue recognition. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with a minimum grade of "B" and ACCT 3370 with a minimum grade of "B" in two completed attempts or less.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intermediate Accounting II

Course Description:
Continuation of ACCT 3310 with emphasis on long term debt, short term liabilities, leases, pensions, owner's equity and earnings per share. Prerequisite: ACCT 3310 with a minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Governmental Accounting

Course Description:
Primary emphasis on governmental accounting and accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Also includes Statement of Cash Flows. Prerequisite: ACCT 3310 with minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cost Accounting

Course Description:
Cost accounting with a managerial emphasis: Job order and process cost; standard cost and variance analysis; budgetary control; relevant costing for decision making; capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ACCT 2302 or ACCT 3370 with minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Systems and Practice Applications

Course Description:
An intensive examination of manual and computer accounting systems. Students will use extensive manual and computer practice sets. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with minimum grade of "B" earned in two completed attempts or less.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Taxation Accounting I

Course Description:
Provisions of the income tax code as applied to individuals: taxable income; gains and losses; capital gains; dividends; expenses; itemized deductions; depreciation; losses; and credits. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 3390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Taxation Accounting II

Course Description:
Provisions of the income tax code as applied to proprietorships, partnerships, estates, trusts and corporations; reorganizations; filing returns; refunds; social security taxes; estate taxes; gift taxes. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with minimum grade of "C"; strongly recommended that ACCT 3380 be completed. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Auditing

Course Description:
Introduction to the theory of auditing, with emphasis on generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and the professions Statements on Auditing Standards. Understanding of the types of reports issued by auditors and the circumstances which would occasion the issuance of each. Also, discussion of the role of internal auditors and operational and compliance audits. Prerequisite: ACCT 3320 with minimum grade of "C" in each course. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 4370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Accounting Internship

Course Description:
Combined academic and work components allow students to gain experience in the professional field of accounting. Course supervised by a faculty member and appropriate personnel of the approved organization. The student will keep a diary comprising a chronological list of all work experience gained in the internship. The student writes a paper demonstrating the knowledge gained in the internship. The internship course shall not be taken until a minimum of 12 semester hours of upper division accoutning course work has been completed. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 4375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Accounting and Information Technology

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of the use of information technology in an accounting environment. Topics include an introduction to selected hardware and software concepts, system design, and various software applications. Students will gain an understanding of key controls necessary in ensuring data integrity. Students will be provided with hands on exposure to current software programs like QuickBooks and SAP as well as other software relevant to providing accounting information that is useful for decision making. Prerequisite: ACCT 3320 with minimum grade of "C." Offered: Other

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 4390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics in Accounting

Course Description:
This course is intended for the examination of new or special accounting topics under direction of a faculty member. A student may repeat the course when the topic differs significantly from previous enrollment. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of the department chair Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5175
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Accountancy Capstone

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Financial and Regulations sections of the uniform CPA examination through in-depth analysis and application of accounting theory in the areas of financial accounting and taxation. Course content includes a review of accounting transactions of corporations and not for profit organizations as well as tax issues pertaining to individuals, partnerships, corporations and estates. Students are exposed to a significant number of CPA exams questions in the multiple choice and simulations formats. Prerequisites: Graduate level standing, otherwise, department consent required

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Financial Acct Foundations

Course Description:
An introduction to financial accounting and reporting for graduate students who do not have a background in accounting. The course concentrates on conceptual financial accounting issues that users of accounting information need to understand. Students learn to access and analyze published financial reports. The course does not focus on computational and mechanical details. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Fall

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Accounting

Course Description:
Analysis of special problems and theories relative to corporate mergers and acquisitions; consolidated financial statements; and partnerships. A major team research project and oral presentation is required. Prerequisite: ACCT 3320 with minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Financial Acct/Research Proced

Course Description:
This course is a study of advanced topics in financial accounting and reporting. It focuses on complex corporate reporting issues. This course will emphasize the development of skills and knowledge necessary to conduct professional research and to identify appropriate accounting treatment of complex issues. Thsi will not only entail the study of current financial reporting and disclosure requirements, but will include controversial and emerging practices. Prerequisites: ACCT 3320 and Graduate Standing Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations

Course Description:
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include, Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Regulation and Professionlism

Course Description:
This course will study the professional and legal responsibilities and the legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accoutning and auditing, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. Prerequisites: ACCT 3320 and Graduate Standing Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting Principles

Course Description:
Survey of the field of forensic accounting and fraud examination focusing on the skills required by accounting professionals to identify, detect and prevent fraud. On a daily basis, businesses are subject to fraud. This course will prepare students to answer the questions most frequently associated with fraud including: Who committed the fraud? Why was the fraud perpetrated? How was the fraud executed and concealed? The topics covered include: fraud detection and investigation techniques, types of fraud, sources of evidence, risk factors, deterrence, whistleblowers, legal concepts, and ethnics. Prerequisites: ACCT 4300 and graduate level standing.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Auditing

Course Description:
Advanced study of the role of auditors as a profession. In depth discussion of professional ethics and liability to clients and other third parties. Study of audit failures, employing the case method. Also, the use of statistical sampling methods in auditing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 4300 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Partnership Taxation

Course Description:
This course addresses major concepts used in partnership taxation. Course content includes the principles of partnership tax laws and regulations, from formation to operations including disposition of partnership interest, partnership distributions, and inside and outside basis. The planning and business aspects of partnerships are emphasized. Prerequisites: ACCT 5350

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Tax Research

Course Description:
An extensive examination of the methods employed to determine defensible solutions to problems in federal taxation. Emphasis is placed upon research methodology, proper documentation of research findings and effective communication of research findings to interested parties. The text is supplemented with outside readings and case studies. Significant oral and written reports are required. Prerequisite: Graduate standing with a minimum of eighteen semester hours of accounting that include ACCT 3380 and ACCT 3390 or their equivalent and six semester hours of Intermediate. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Oil & Gas Accounting

Course Description:
Analysis of accounting principles related to the oil and gas industry. Prerequisites: ACCT 3320

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Entity Taxation

Course Description:
Theory and practice of the tax treatment of corporations, partnerships, LLCs, S corporations and estates and trusts. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Studies in Accounting

Course Description:
Directed Studies in Accounting, Individual study of an issue or problem of interest. Student must arrange topic and course requirements with instructor prior to registration. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, ACCT 3320 and approval by MBA director and Department Chair Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Financial Statement Analysis

Course Description:
This course provides a basis for determing firm value. Students are introduced to fundamental analysis concepts and techniques that can be used to critique and interpret the financial health of the firm. The course integrates research in the areas of accounting, finance, and management which has proved useful in the financial analysis of organizations. Prerequisistes: ACCT 5200 or equivalent and Graduate Standing Offered: Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Managerial Accounting

Course Description:
Application of accounting data in decision making: cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost control and pricing; case problems, using the micro-computer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5200 or equivalent Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Accounting Info Systems

Course Description:
This course presents systems concepts and their application in the design, implementation, control, and audit of accounting information systems, including computerized systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 3320 and Graduate Standing Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
Combined academic and work components allow students to gain experience in the professional field of accounting. Course supervised by a graduate faculty member and appropriate personnel of the approved organization. The student will keep a diary comprising a chronological list of all work experience gained in the internship. The student writes a paper demonstrating the knowledge gained in the internship. The internship course shall nto be taken until a minimum of 12 semester hours of upper division accounting course work has been completed. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
Combined academic and work components allow students to gain experience in the professional field of accounting. Course supervised by a graduate faculty member and appropriate personnel of the approved organization. The student will keep a diary comprising a chronological list of all work experience gained in the internship. The student writes a paper demonstrating the knowledge gained in the internship. The internship course shall nto be taken until a minimum of 12 semester hours of upper division accounting course work has been completed. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: ACCT
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Analysis, research, and presentation of current topics and issues in accounting relevant to business professionals. May be taken more than once with course topic changes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and ACCT 5200 or equivalent Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law

Air Force ROTC (AFSC)

SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 1201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Foundation of the USAF I

Course Description:
This course is designed to be an introduction to the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Air Force, how it's organized, works and how college students can "try out" our program and see if the Air Force is for them. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 1202
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Foundation of the USAF II

Course Description:
This course is designed to be an introduction to the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Air Force, how it's organized, works and how college students can "try out" our program and see if the Air Force is for them. Prerequisite: AFSC 1201 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 2201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Evolution of Air Space I

Course Description:
Course will examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective covering a time period from first balloons and dirigibles to the Global War on Terrorism. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 2202
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Evolution of Air Space II

Course Description:
Course will examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective covering a time period from first balloons and dirigibles to the Global War on Terrorism. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Air Force Leadership I

Course Description:
Introduction to Air Force leadership principles, team building, motivation, and institutional leadership. Also discussed will be the concept of followership and critical thinking; communication skills will be enhanced through writing and briefing exercising; discussion on professional and unprofessional relationships, prevention of and response to sexual assault/harrassment, basics of strategic planning, and how to lead change in an organization. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 3302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Air Force Leadership II

Course Description:
Course will build on discussion of leadership principles from AFSC 3301 and introduce new concepts including power and influence, dynamic subordinancy, effective and corrective supervision, speechwriting, ethical and moral leadership. Discussion of supervisor's role in creating an equal opportunity environment and leader's accountability and responsibility. Prerequisite: AFSC 3301 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: National Security Affairs I

Course Description:
This course re-examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension including the principles of war, tenets of air and space power and space power functions and competencies. Regional studies and cultural awareness will be studied in depth as result of the U.S. experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science
SUBJECT CODE: AFSC
Course Number: 4302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: National Security Affairs II

Course Description:
This course re-examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension including the principles of war, tenets of air and space power and space power functions and competencies. Regional studies and cultural awareness will be studied in depth as result of the U.S. experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prerequisite: AFSC 4301 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Military Science

Anthropology (ANTH)

SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 2302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Archaeology

Course Description:
An overview of the science of the human past, introducing the basic methods and theories utilized by modern archaeologists in their reconstruction of human prehistory.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 2346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Anthropology

Course Description:
A general survey of the three main fields of anthropology - physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. Emphasis is on the holistic approach of anthropology to the study of mankind in all times and places.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 2351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cultural Anthropology

Course Description:
An exploration of that uniquely human adaptation known as "culture". Subject matter will include evidence for cultural behavior in nonhuman primates, as well as language and communication, mythology and narrative, arts and music, play and humor in human societies around the world.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 2372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ethnic Heritage

Course Description:
An examination of the cultural heritage of the major ethnic groups of contemporary American society - Afro-American, Hispanic-American, or Euro-American. (Only one group will be covered each time the course is taught; contact department for current offering.)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Physical Anthropology

Course Description:
Examines human beings as a biological species, with emphasis on human evolution and variation.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 3302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Forensic Anthropology

Course Description:
Examines the role of the forensic anthropologist in today's legal system. The course focuses on the identification of human remains.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: ANTH
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Topics in Anthropology

Course Description:
Selected special topics in the major research fields of contemporary anthropology. The course will focus on current literature and will involve the student in a research project. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just

Art (ARTS)

SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Art Appreciation

Course Description:
An introductory course emphasizing the understanding and appreciation of visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture). Open to all students. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Art History I

Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the 14th Century. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Survey of Art II

Course Description:
A survey of Western art history from the Early Renaissance to 1940.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design I

Course Description:
The study of the elements and concepts of two-dimensional design. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design II

Course Description:
The study of the elements and concepts of three-dimensional design. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing I

Course Description:
A beginning course investigating a variety of drawing media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 1317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing II

Course Description:
A continuation of Drawing I stressing the expressive and conceptual aspects of drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Art Since 1940

Course Description:
A survey of major visual arts movements since 1940 to the 1980s.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design III

Course Description:
An advanced investigation into historical and contemporary color theories and systems. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing III

Course Description:
A life-drawing course emphasizing structure and action of the human figure. Prerequisite: ARTS 1317 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing IV

Course Description:
A continuation of Drawing III with emphasis on individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 2323 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Graphic Design

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to graphic design, incorporating the basic principles of typography, layout and design for print and digital media. Prerequisite: ARTS1311, ARTS1312, ARTS1317 Art majors are required tp follow the prescribed sequence of courese. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2356
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Photography I

Course Description:
An introduction to basic photographic processes and techniques used as an art medium. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 2379
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Photo Technique

Course Description:
Advanced study of black and white photography as an art medium. Prerequisite: ARTS 2356 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3199
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Studio Seminar

Course Description:
Seminar for all junior and senior students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This course must be taken three times before enrolling in senior thesis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 2305 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Large Format Camera Photo

Course Description:
An introduction to the use of both medium format and view cameras. Prerequisite: ARTS 2379 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Imaging

Course Description:
An introduction to computers as a creative tool, language and logic. Development of image making techniquies, data handling and design. Art Majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Prerequisites: ARTS1311, ARTS1317 and ARTS2311

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Illustration I

Course Description:
A computer-based media course. The preparation and execution of graphic material for reproduction. Prerequisite: ARTS 1317, ARTS 1311, and ARTS 2311 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Painting I

Course Description:
Painting I is a course exploring the potentials of painting media and techniques with emphasis on color, composition, and content development. Prerequisite: ARTS 1317 and ARTS 2311 with a minimum grade of C for each course. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing V

Course Description:
A continuation of Drawing IV with emphasis on experimentation with various media for their adaptability to drawing principles. Prerequisite: ARTS 2324 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Watercolor I

Course Description:
Study and practice in the planning and execution of paintings in transparent and opaque watercolor. Prerequisite: ARTS 2311 and ARTS 1317 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Painting II

Course Description:
A continuation of Painting I with emphasis on individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Illustration II

Course Description:
Experimentation with various techniques and/or media. A continuation of Arts 3313. Prerequisite: ARTS 3313 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing IV

Course Description:
A continuation of Drawing III with emphasis on both observational drawing skills and individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 2323. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing VI

Course Description:
A continuation of Arts 3315. Prerequisite: ARTS 3315 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Watercolor II

Course Description:
A continuation of Arts 3316. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 3316 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Painting III

Course Description:
A continuation of Arts 3317. Prerequisite: ARTS 3317 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sculpture I

Course Description:
An exploration of the various sculptural approaches in wood, cement, and mold making, including additive and subtractive techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312, ARTS 1317 with a minimum grade of C in each Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Typography

Course Description:
Intermediate studies in typography and page layout for print and digital production. Art Majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Prerequisite: ARTS2331

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: 2D Graphics

Course Description:
An introduction for non-majors to the uses of computers in design, illustration, information, text processing and desktop publishing. This course focuses on developing general computer skills. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3352
Credit Hours: 3
Title: 3D Graphics

Course Description:
An introduction for non-majors to the uses of computers in interactive design and animation. This course focuses on developing skills using the elements of art and principles of design. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Printmaking I

Course Description:
An introduction to printmaking with an emphasis on intaglio and relief processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 2323 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Printmaking II

Course Description:
A continuation of Arts 3355 with emphasizes on planographic and serigraphic techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3355 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study in Visual Art

Course Description:
A survey of the curricula methods and materials for the instruction of visual art in the elementary school by the classroom teacher. Prerequisite: Junior status and PEDG 3310 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sculpture II

Course Description:
An exlporation of the various sculptural approaches in steel and cast metal. Contemporary and historical perspectives addressed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2326 Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ceramics I

Course Description:
Investigation and practice in ceramic processes, forming and firing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3379
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Photography II

Course Description:
Introduction to contemporary digital photography as an art medium. Offered: Fall, Spring Arts majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequiste grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3385
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sculpture III

Course Description:
Advanced studies in sculpture with a focus on public, installation and performance art. Contemporary and historical perspectives addressed. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Prerequisite: ARTS3375

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 3386
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ceramics II

Course Description:
Opportunities for specialization in ceramic processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 3376 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Color Photography

Course Description:
An introduction to color printing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2379 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Fine Art Photo

Course Description:
Advanced techniques in electronic image manipulation and fine printing as it relates to the photographic arts. Hands-on experience with a variety of scanning equipment, software tools and output devices. Course topics include post-image capture processing, the digital negative and fine printing. Emphasis on creating a body of work and the fine digital print. Prerequisite: ARTS 2379 and ARTS 3305 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Video Art

Course Description:
Advanced techniques in digital video art production. Hands-on experience in the principles of desktop video production, including cameras, script writing, story boarding, shot composition, lighting, digital transfer and manipulation, linear and non-linear editing, and post-production DVD processing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2379 and ARTS 3305 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing VII

Course Description:
Specialized problems in studio area. Prerequisite: ARTS 3325 Offered:

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Painting IV

Course Description:
Specialized problems in studio area. Prerequisite: ARTS 3327 Offered:

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Museum & Gallery Practices

Course Description:
This course addresses the socio-cultural roles of museums and their historical and contemporary practices.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Drawing VIII

Course Description:
A continuation of Drawing VII. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 4315 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Painting V

Course Description:
A continuation of Painting IV. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 4316 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Alternative Fiber Processes

Course Description:
Investigation of non-loom fiber techniques; printing, dyeing, and other fiber processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Brand Identity

Course Description:
Advance studies in brand identity and packaging. Contemporary and historical perspectives addressed. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Prerequisite: ARTS 3333

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Portfolio Development

Course Description:
Advance studies in professional portfolio development, self promotion, opportunities in the field, and professional standards in the field of graphic design. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Prerequisite: ARTS4333

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Professional Practices

Course Description:
A study of the practical aspects of the art profession with emphasis on health hazards, business procedures, and art law. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4338
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Renaissance Art

Course Description:
A study of Renaissance art in Europe from the 14th through the 16th centuries. Prerequisite: ARTS 2305 Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4343
Credit Hours: 3
Title: 3D Modeling and Animation

Course Description:
An introductory exploration of approaches to 3D modeling including scanning, animation, and printing. Students will develop skills in conceptualization, design, and integration of both 3D digital and printing technologies to realize a major project. Prerequisites: ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1312 with a minimum grade of “C” in each. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade “C” will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4348
Credit Hours: 3
Title: 19th & 20th Century Art

Course Description:
A study of the foundation of abstractionism from Neo-Classicism through Post-Impressionism. Prerequisite: ARTS 2305 Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4353
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Web Design

Course Description:
Topics in computer image making. Development of user interface, motion graphics, sound and visual communications techniques intended for use in creating design for the internet. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1317 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Printmaking III

Course Description:
Specialized problems in studio area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 3365 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4363
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Studies in Graphic Design

Course Description:
Advanced topics in computer based design. Student selected problems working with specific areas of electronic design. Work done on a contract basis with specified objectives and tangible results. Prerequisite: ARTS 4343 Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Printmaking IV

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of ARTS4355 with an added focus on combining new and previously learned techniques using student identified content. Portfolio presentation and technical demonstration will be required. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for Prerequisite: ARTS4355

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4368
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Contemporary Art

Course Description:
A historical and critical analysis of painting from 1900 to the present. Prerequisite: ARTS 2305 Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Elementary Visual Art

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students to teach, as art specialists, in the elementary school. It is one of two art methods classes required for all level art certification and includes both theory and practice of art education at the primary level. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
Elective course providing an intership opportunity in field of study; graphic design, studio arts, or museum studies. Time to be arranged. Permission of the instructor required. May be repeated once for credit.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sculpture III

Course Description:
Specialized problems in studio area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 3375 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ceramics III

Course Description:
Specialized problems in studio area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 3386 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: History Graphic Design

Course Description:
A survey of the field of graphic design from its origins to contemporary practice. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Studies in Visual Art

Course Description:
Curricula, methods, and materials for instruction of visual art in the secondary school. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4385
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sculpture IV

Course Description:
Advanced studies in sculpture with a focus on producing a body of related, digital porfolio, and written analysis. Prerequisiste: Arts 3385 Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Architecture & Sculpt

Course Description:
The development and evolution of modern architecture and sculpture from the late 19th century to the present. Prerequisite: ARTS 2305 Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4389
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criticism and Theory in the Visual Arts

Course Description:
This course examines the major methodologies and theories that have shaped and continue to shape the fields of visual art and art history.

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Individual Study

Course Description:
Research in a specialized area of art history. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study Abroad Italy

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4393
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Individual Study

Course Description:
Study of specialized area within photography or commercial art field. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Individual Study

Course Description:
Study of specialized area within fine arts field. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4398
Credit Hours: 3
Title: History of Photography

Course Description:
The development and evolution of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 4399
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Senior Thesis & Exhibition

Course Description:
Student-selected problem encompassing an area of emphasis with suitable research, production, written support and oral presentation to a faculty committee. This course is a degree completion requirement for those seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Issues & Trends in Contemp Art

Course Description:
A paradigm study of current values, practices and beliefs of the art profession. Exploration of the origins and directions of artistic thought in the 20th century with emphasis on the interaction between the artist and society, the effects of that contact on artistic expression and the nature of the imagery that results from that contact. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Photography

Course Description:
Advanced research in photographic technique and photography as an art medium. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Methodology in Art History

Course Description:
Introduction to methods of art historical research. Special research projects will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sem in Aesthetics & Criticism

Course Description:
An historical survey of significant written works in the areas of aesthetics and art criticism that have reflected and/or shaped artistic practice of a given period. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Visual Media

Course Description:
Experimental research in the uses of computers as image making tools. Development of personal imagery through electronic media. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Drawing

Course Description:
Independent directed study in drawing. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Painting

Course Description:
Directed independent research leading to the development of a personal direction and statement within painting. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study 19th Cent Symbolist Art

Course Description:
A study of the Symbolist Movement in European art from 1885-1910. A graduate research project or paper will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Crafts

Course Description:
Directed independent research and experiment in the area of fiber crafts. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5338
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study in Renaissance Art

Course Description:
A study of Renaissance art in Europe from the 14th through the 16th centuries. A graduate research project or paper will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5348
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study in 19th Cen Euro Art

Course Description:
A study of the foundations of abstractionism from Neo-Classicism through Post-Impressionism. A graduate research project or paper will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5358
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Research in Art History

Course Description:
Directed research in selected topics in Art History. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Printmaking

Course Description:
Directed independent research and experimentation in methods of printmaking. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5368
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Contemporary Art

Course Description:
A study of contemporary art. A research paper is required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5385
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Sculpture

Course Description:
Directed independent research and experimentation towards the development of a personal direction and statement in sculpture. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5386
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Ceramics

Course Description:
Directed independent research and experimentation with technical and aesthetic issues in ceramics. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study Modern Arch & Sculp

Course Description:
A study of the development of modern architecture and sculpture from the late nineteenth century to the present. A graduate research project or paper will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Course requirements listed under Thesis Requirements in this catalog. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Course requirements listed under Thesis Requirements in this catalog. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Studio

Course Description:
Individual study at the graduate level of a specific area within the visual arts field. May be repeated for credit when the subject varies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Art
SUBJECT CODE: ARTS
Course Number: 5398
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Study History of Photography

Course Description:
A study of the development and evolution of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present. A graduate research project or paper will be required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Art

Business Communications (BCOM)

SUBJECT CODE: BCOM
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Communications

Course Description:
Emphasis on practical applications of business writing and speaking scenarios. Course covers how to write memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and how to give a professional oral presentation. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BCOM
Course Number: 5200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Administrative Communications

Course Description:
Emphasis on practical aplications of business writing and speaking scenarios from a managerial perspective. Course covers strategies of writing memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and giving professional oral presentations. Other topics of discussion include nonverbal communication, intercultural communication, negotiating and conflict resolution. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BCOM
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Administrative Communications

Course Description:
Emphasis is on practical application of business writing and speaking scenarios form a managerial perspective. The course covers strategies of writing memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and giving professional and presentations.

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis

Biology (BIOL)

SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 1102
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Medical Terminology

Course Description:
An entry-level course which provides basic vocabulary needed to function in the medical environment. Course content stresses prefix and suffix usage derived from Greek and Latin as applied to Biology. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 1308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: General Biology (Non-Majors)

Course Description:
Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function and reproduction. THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED FOR SCIENCE MAJORS.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 1315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Plants and Human Society (Non-Majors)

Course Description:
A plant oriented, non-chemically based course for non-science majors including plant anatomy, growth and development and multiple uses of plants by human society.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 1406
Credit Hours: 4
Title: General Biology I (Majors)

Course Description:
A survey of organisms, molecules, cells, tissues, photosynthesis, genetics, and evolution. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 1407
Credit Hours: 4
Title: General Biology II (Majors)

Course Description:
Plant and vertebrate structure and funcation, development, reproduction, and ecology. Prerequisite: A grade of at least a "C" or better in BIOL 1406 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 2306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Environmental Science

Course Description:
An introduction to complimentary environmental issues and human interactions with ecosystems. Not to be used as a biology major course.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 2401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Anatomy and Physiology I

Course Description:
Structure and function of cells, tissues, and muscle, skeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: Passing scores on all sections of TASP test or be TASP exempt. May not be used as a Biology major course. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 2402
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Anatomy and Physiology II

Course Description:
Structure and function of the circulatory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 with a grade of at least a "C" or better Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 2420
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Microbiology

Course Description:
Microorganisms with emphasis on those of medical significance and problems of personal and community health. Prerequisite: A grade of at least a "C" or better in BIOL 1406, 1407 or BIOL 2401, 2402 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3420
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Embryology

Course Description:
Comparative study of meiosis, fertilization, cleavage and early embryology as it relates to human development of vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3428
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Comparative Anatomy

Course Description:
Comparative anatomy presented from systemic viewpoint. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3440
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Advanced Physiology

Course Description:
General physiology; muscle-nerve relations; digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 and CHEM 1411, 1412 (Recommended: CHEM 3411, 3412) Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3450
Credit Hours: 4
Title: General Botany

Course Description:
Introduction to plant structure and function with emphasis on the seed plants. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3460
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Invertebrate Zoology

Course Description:
Classification, natural history, phylogenetic relationships and economic importance of the invertebrate phyla. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 3470
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Genetics

Course Description:
General principles of heredity, including human inheritance. Prerequisite: A grade of at least a "C" or better in BIOL 1406, 1407, 2420 (Recommended: Statistics) Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Physiological, anatomical, taxonomic and ecological biology. Laboratory and/or library work and conferences with a faculty member. May be repeated for credit when the area of study differs. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Problems in Biology

Course Description:
Physiological, anatomical, taxonomic, molecular, and ecological biology. Laboratory, field, and/or library work and conferences with a faculty member. May be repeated for credit when the area of study differs. Prerequisites: Prior approval of faculty member and department chair, upperclass standing Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Undergraduate Problems

Course Description:
Individual investigation of a research problem in biology. Formal report to be approved by faculty members. Prerequisite: Prior approval of faculty member, upperclass standing in biology Offered:Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Biology Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of Biology under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 2420 with minimum grade of "C" or better.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Conservation Biology

Course Description:
Introduces general concepts of conservation biology, with an emphasis on basic and applied research in such fields as ecology, behavior, population genetics, and systematics, as they relate to the preservation of biodiversity at all levels. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Systematic & Evolutionary Biol

Course Description:
A survey of evolutionary mechanisms from molecular to population levels. Consideration of speciation, adaptation and historical geology. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Evolutionary Ecology

Course Description:
Abiotic oncitions that affect the ecology and evolution of organisms. Consideration is given to populations and community ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 4460 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Life in the Extreme

Course Description:
Course is designed to examine the basic physiological problems that all organisms face and then see these principles applied to extreme environments. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dev Biological Thought

Course Description:
The history of biological thought and the development of evelotionary concepts and inheritance will be examined. The influence of prevailing philosophies and social contexts and scientific discoveries on how biological systems and concepts were interpreted and theories were formulated will be emphasized. Prerequisite: BIOL 3470 or concurrent Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Experimental Design

Course Description:
Selection of methods in designing an experiment, including number of repetitions, controls, sample size and statistical analysis. Prerequisite: One course in statistics Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Physiological, anatomical, taxonomic and ecological biology. Laboratory and/or library work and conferences with a faculty member. May be repeated for credit when the area of study differs. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4403
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Field Botany

Course Description:
A field-oriented course that will introduce students to the flora of the surrounding region. Emphasis will be placed on the sight identification of common species as well as the use of dichotomous keys in identification to the family level. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4404
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Molecular Biology

Course Description:
Concepts and applications of procedures for isolation and identification of components found in cells. Addresses structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the roles of these molecules in important biochemical processes. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4405
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Immunology

Course Description:
Organs, tissues, cells, and molecules of the immune response and their interactions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2420 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4406
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Epidemiology

Course Description:
A study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injuries in human populations. Laboratroy utilizes a case study approach. Prerequisites: BIOL 2420, PSYC 2471 recommend. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4407
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Animal Behavior

Course Description:
An analysis of the development and signifigane of various behavior patterns in animals from an evolutionary point of view. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4408
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Mammalogy

Course Description:
Classification, identification, ecology and natural history of the mammals. Required field trips. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4409
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ornithology

Course Description:
Identification, taxonomy, behavior and biogeography of birds. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4410
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Parasitology

Course Description:
A study of the morphology, life history and host-parasite relationships of parasites of man and other animals. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biomedical Technology and Applications

Course Description:
Introduction to modern biomedical technology topics such as the process of targeted therapeutic development, biomaterials, nano-technology, tissue engineering, as well as diagnosis and clinical instrumentations. The course will also provide hand-on experience for quantitative PCR gene expression analysis, next generation sequencing principles, 3D printing technologies and molecular-based diagnosis using various bio-markers. A special emphasis on the regulatory, legal and ethics issues related to modern biotechnology will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 2420 with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4416
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Field Parasitology

Course Description:
A laboratory field based study of the major parasitic animal groups. Several required field trips. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4430
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Limnology

Course Description:
Fauna, flora, ecology and productivity of fresh water. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4431
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ichthyology

Course Description:
Natural history, taxonomy and ecology of freshwater and marine fishes. Required field trip. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4435
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Environmental Toxicology

Course Description:
Principals of how contaminants are absorbed, transformed, and eliminated in different organisms. Toxin effects on organismal physiology. Student-lead laboratory experimentation and field trips. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4437
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Environmental Microbiology

Course Description:
Ecology and application of microorganisms in natural and synthetic environments. Research report writing intensive. Prerequisites: BIOL 2420 (Microbiology) or BIOL 2421 (Microbiology for science majors)

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4440
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Vertebrate Natural History

Course Description:
Collection, identification and natural history of area fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4443
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Embryology and Development

Course Description:
Students in this course will focus their studies primarily on the embryonic development of vertebrate organisms, although development patterns of some of the invertebrate and even non-animal groups will be visited as well. Pathways and mechanisms of development will be explored at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels from pre-fertilization through the complete development of the embryo. The interaction of evolution and development will also be considered. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4445
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Herpetology

Course Description:
Classification, evolution, natural history, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4450
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Marine Biology

Course Description:
Habitats and community relationships of marine plants and animals. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4451
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Course Description:
A survey of the major marine and estuarine invertebrates, including collection and identification. Required field trip. 4 Credit Hours. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4460
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ecology

Course Description:
Quantitative approach to both field and experimental studies. Interrelationships of organisms and their environment. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, 1407 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4470
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Cell Biology/Histology

Course Description:
Structural and physiological functions of cells at the biochemical and molecular level. Laboratory emphasis on structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411, BIOL 1407 (Recommended: CHEM 4411) Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4471
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ecology of Polluted Water

Course Description:
Analyses of effects of water pollutants on aquatic ecosystems. Serves both biology and environmental science majors. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4480
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Aquatic Entomology

Course Description:
Biology, morphology, life history, and classification of aquatic insects. Field trips and personal collection required. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4487
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Desert Field Mammalogy

Course Description:
A field-oriented course focused on mammalian faunas of desert regions of West Texas. Emphasis given ecological factors affecting distribution and abundance of species, collection and identification of specimens and performance of ecological analyses determining population densities and variations in local species composition. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4488
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Desert Field Biology

Course Description:
A field-oriented course focused on the biology of desert regions of West Texas. Emphasis is given to ecological factors affecting distribution and abundance of species, colection and identification of specimens and performance of ecological analyses determining population densities and variations in local species composition. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 4490
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Comparative Physiology

Course Description:
Course is designed to examine how organisms have solved the problems of gas exchange, circulation, osmoregulation, thermoregulation, locomotion and communication between body parts. Will take an evolutionary view of these solutions and will focus on how organisms maintain homeostasis. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Research in areas other than thesis. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor May be repeated when topic changes Offered: Fall Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Graduate Seminar

Course Description:
Current topics in biological research. See requirement 3 under Degree Requirements. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Problems in Biology

Course Description:
Physiological, anatomical, taxonomic, molecular, and ecological biology. Laboratory, field, and/or library work and conferences with a faculty member. May be repeated for credit when the area of study differs. Prerequisites: Prior approval of faculty member and department chair, upperclass standing. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Research in areas other than thesis. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. May be repeated when topic changes. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Conservation Biology

Course Description:
Introduces general concepts of conservation biology, with an emphasis on basic and applied research in such fields as ecology, behavior, population genetics, and systematics, as they relate to the preservation of biodeversity at all levels. 3 Credit Hours. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Systematic & Evolutionary Biol

Course Description:
A survey of evolutionary mechanisms from molecular to population levels. Consideration of speciation, adaptation and historical geology. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Life in the Extreme

Course Description:
Examines the basic physiological problems that all organisms face and then sees these principles applied to extreme environments. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dev of Biological Thought

Course Description:
The history of biological thought and the development of evelotionary concepts and inheritance will be examined. The influence of prevailing philosophies and social contexts and scientific discoveries on how biological systems and concepts were interpreted and theories were formulated will be emphasized. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Experimental Design

Course Description:
Selection of methods in designing an experiment, including number of repetitions, control, sample size and statistical analysis. Prerequisite: One course in Statistics Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Research in areas other than thesis. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor May be repeated when topic changes Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5403
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Field Botany

Course Description:
A field-oriented course that will intorduce students to the flora of the surrounding region. Emphasis will be placed on the sight indentification of common species as well as the use of dichotomous keys in identification to the family level. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5404
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Molecular Biology

Course Description:
Concepts and application of procedures for isolation and identification of components found in cells. Addresses structure and function of protiens and nucleic acids as well as the roles of these molecules in important biochemical processes. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5405
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Immunology

Course Description:
Organs, tissues, cells, and molecules of the immune response and their interactions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2420 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5406
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Parasitology

Course Description:
A graduate level study of the morphology, life history and host parasite relationships of parasites of man and other animals. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and 1407 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5409
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ornithology

Course Description:
Identification, taxonomy, behavior and biogeography of birds. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5410
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Animal Behavior

Course Description:
An analysis of the development and significance of various behavior patterns in animals from an evolutionary point of view. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biomedical Technology and Applications

Course Description:
Introduction to modern biomedical technology topics such as the process of targeted therapeutic development, biomaterials, nano-technology, tissue engineering, as well as diagnosis and clinical instrumentations. The course will also provide hands-on experience for quantitative PCR gene expression analysis, next generation sequencing principles, 3D printing technologies and molecular-based diagnosis using various bio-markers. A special emphasis in the regulatory, legal and ethics issues related to modern biotechnology will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, 1407, and 2420. Minimum grade required for prerequisites “C”.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5416
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Field Parasitology

Course Description:
A labratory and field based study of the major parasitic animal groups. Several required field trips. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5430
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Limnology

Course Description:
A graduate level study of fauna, flora, ecology and productivity of fresh water. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5431
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ichthyology

Course Description:
Natural history, taxonomy and ecology of freshwater and marine fishes. Required field trip. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5435
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Environmental Toxicology

Course Description:
Principals of how contaminants are absorbed, transformed, and eliminated in different organisms. Toxin effects on organismal physiology. Student-led laboratory experimentation and field trips. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5437
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Environmental Microbiology

Course Description:
Ecology and application of microorganisms in natural and synthetic environments. Prerequisites: BIOL 2420 (Microbiology) or BIOL 2421 (Microbiology for science majors)

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5440
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Vertebrate National History

Course Description:
Collection, identification and natural history of area fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5443
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Embryology and Development

Course Description:
Students in this course will focus their studies primarily on the embryonic development of vertebrate organisms, although development patterns of some of the invertebrate and even non-animal groups will be visited as well. Pathways and mechanisms of development will be explored at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels from pre-fertilization through the complete development of the embryo. The interaction of evolution and development will also be considered. Graduate students will have to write an extensive research paper and perform an oral presentation on that paper. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and 1407 with a minimum grade of “C”.

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5445
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Herpetology

Course Description:
Natural history, taxonomy and ecology of amphibians and reptiles. Required field trip. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5450
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Mammalogy

Course Description:
Natural history, taxonomy and ecology of mammals. Required field trip. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5451
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Marine Invertebrate Biology

Course Description:
A survey of the major marine and estuarine invertebrates, including collection and identification. Required field trip. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5455
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Marine Biology

Course Description:
A graduate level field study and identification of area species; current research. Required field trips. Prerequisite: BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4450 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5460
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ecology

Course Description:
A graduate level quantitative approach to both field and experimental studies. Interrelationships of organisms and their environment. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and 1407 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5470
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Ecology of Polluted Waters

Course Description:
An analyses of effects of water pollutants on aquatic ecosystems. Prerequisite: BIOL 4430 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5475
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Cell Biology

Course Description:
A graduate level study of structural and physiological functions of cells at the biochemical and molecular level. Laboratory emphasis on structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues. Prerequisites: CHEM 3411, BIOL 1407 (Recommended: CHEM 4411) Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5480
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Aquatic Entomology

Course Description:
Biology morphology, life history and classification of aquatic insects. Field trips and personal collection required. Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5485
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Epidemiology

Course Description:
A graduate level study of the distribution and determinants of diseases and injuries in human populations. Laboratory utilizes a case history approach. Prerequisites: BIOL 2420; PSYC 2471 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Biology
SUBJECT CODE: BIOL
Course Number: 5490
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Comparative Physiology

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Biology

Bridge Students (BRDG)

SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 0333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Bridge Listening/Speaking

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 0363
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Bridge Reading

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 0371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ESL Developmental Writing

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 0400
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Advanced Study Skills

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: English as Second Language

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 1940
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge High Inter RDG/WRT

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 1950
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge Low Adv RDG/WRT

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 1960
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge High Adv RDG/WRT

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 2940
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge High Inter LST/SPK

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 2950
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge Low Adv LST/SPK

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: BRDG
Course Number: 2960
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Bridge High Adv LST/SPK

Course Description:
Fundamental physiological processes in animals from the Phylogenetic viewpoint. Prerequisites: MATH 2312, CHEM 3411, CHEM 3412, BIOL 3460 or BIOL 4440 Offered: Other

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute

Busi Analysis and Computing (BUAL)

SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 2310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Analysis I

Course Description:
Introduction to the quantitative methods of analysis to business problems. Topics of study include colection of data, statistical description, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling theory, estimation of parameters and testing hypothesis. Prerequisite: MATH 1325 or higher

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Analysis II

Course Description:
Emphasis on use of statistics in business decision-making. Topics of study include hypothesis testing, inferences between two populations, analysis of variance, chi-squared and other non-parametric tests, simple-multiple linear regression/correlation analysis, classical time series analysis, and index numbers. Prerequisite: BUAL 3310 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 4390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics In Bus Analysis

Course Description:
Intensive investigation of topics in business analysis. Library and/or laboratory research and conferences with supervising faculty member. May be repeated when area of study differs. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department chair Offered: Other

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 5200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Stat Analysis for Dec Making

Course Description:
Theory and applications of presenting and utilizing data for decision making in business situations. Topics include methods of gathering, presenting, and analyzing quantitative data; probability theory; estimation and tests of hypothesis; simple linear regression/ correlation analysis; classical time series; and other statistical procedures commonly used in business analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Fall

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Stat Theory Bus

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis
SUBJECT CODE: BUAL
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Managerial Decision Making

Course Description:
The course provides a study of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate decision making. The course provides students with an understanding of concepts and quantitative tools required in the decision-making process. It also helps the students with the ability to understand and apply several statistical tools and procedures to several decision-making situations in the business world. Students will be familiar with several business research processes and tools that require thinking like a researcher. Students will be familiar with several aspects of statistical analysis: data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and research reporting and management decisions. Some of the topics covered are analysis and presentation of data, sources and collection of data, the design of business research, sampling, hypothesis testing, measure of association, multivariate analysis, and statistical models. Students are responsible for writing and presenting a report employing statistical software in a group setting. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Information Systems Analysis

Business Law (BULW)

SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 1370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Environment and Public Policy

Course Description:
Survey course emphasizing interaction of business with its external and internal environments. Introduction to public policy process and issues with focus on ethical and moral considerations. Recommended for freshmen, especially business majors. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Law

Course Description:
A survey of the legal environment and its impact upon business. Nature and sources of law, administrative and enforcement agencies, and governmental regulations. Students become aware of the legal framework of common business transactions. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Employment Law

Course Description:
Historical interpretations and present provisions of regulations governing labor. Common law; state and federal statutes; Fair Labor Standards Act; Worker's Compensation; Social Security; liability; United States Department of Labor; social legislation; fair employment practices. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Environmental Law

Course Description:
A survey of the environmental, health and safety laws and their impact on business. Social policy and legal framework, administrative and enforcement agencies, judicial interpretation. Students become aware of the positive aspects of "green" business and business' social responsibility toward the environment, in addition to the potential civil and criminal liability for noncompliance with the law. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Ethics

Course Description:
An introduction to ethical decision-making in business. An examination of individual, organizational, and macro-level issues in business ethics. Both descriptive and normative models of unethical and ethical decision making in business are analyzed to assist the student as a potential business person to make more informed ethical decisions. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 4390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics in Business Law

Course Description:
Intensive investigation of topics in business law. Library and/or laboratory research and conferences with supervising faculty member. May be repeated when area of study differs. Prerequisite: approval of instructor and department chair Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Legal Environment Business

Course Description:
A survey of the legal environment of business including concepts of legal rules, the legal framework to resolve disputes, a study of the concept of property rights, contracts, commercial paper, agency and employment laws, government regulations of business through administrative agencies, and introduction to international law. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Legal Environment of Business

Course Description:
A survey of the legal environment of business including concepts of legal rules, the legal framework to resolve disputes, a study of the concept of property rights, contracts, commercial paper, agency and employment laws, government regulation of business through administrative agencies, and introduction to international law.

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership & Negotiation

Course Description:
This course focuses on the development of negotiation and versatile leadership skills important in the effective management of change. Through role playing exercises, tapes, diagnostic tools, seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases students will learn theory and build skills necessary for meeting objectives and providing leadership in diverse groups and organizations. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Employment Law

Course Description:
Historical interpretations and present provisions of regulations governing: labor and common law; state and federal statues; Fair Labor Standards Act; Worker's Compensation; Social Security liability; United States Department of Labor; social legislation and fair employment practices. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Ethics

Course Description:
This course covers any right/wrong actions taken by corporations. It covers areas such as: business law (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley); public policy (e.g. SEC guidelines); organizational ethics (e.g. corporate governance) and corporate social responsibility (e.g. obligations to community and stakeholders). Both descriptive and normative models of unethical and ethical decision making in business are analyzed to assist the student as a potential business person in an effect to make more informed ethical decisions. Additional reading and cases relevant to the accounting profession are also included. Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Estate Planning Fundamentals

Course Description:
A survey of the federal and state laws dealing with the estates of individuals, including living trusts, estate taxsaving trusts, charitable trusts, spendthrift trusts, providing for children, avoiding probate, minimizing estate taxes, second marriages, protecting businesses at death, gifts, wills, and living wills. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Other

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Environmental Law

Course Description:
This course covers environmental and health and safety laws that impact business. Attention is given to the economic rationale for government intervention to protect the environment. The course also examines recurring issues in environmental litigation and explores alternative methods of resolving environmental disputes. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: International Law

Course Description:
A course emphasizing the global legal environment in which today's businesses function. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law
SUBJECT CODE: BULW
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics In Business Law

Course Description:
Intensive investigation of topics in business law. Library and/or laboratory work and conferences with supervising faculty member. May be repeated when area of study differs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of advisor Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Accounting and Business Law

Business Administration (BUSI)

SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 2300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Critical Thinking for Business Decision Making

Course Description:
This course will introduce students to basic concepts and tools that improve the students’ analytical skills by familiarizing them with the basic principles involved in the theory and practice of critical thinking for reasoned decision-making. Students will use data visualization software such as Tableau that can help them find real answers in their data. The basics of professional business communication will be introduced and students will have the opportunity to write business documents. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; BULW 1370

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
Using an outside organization or one of the learning institutes within the College, the student must submit a paper with an analysis of their experiential learning, prepare an industry bibliography and write a paper summarizing the tasks and accomplishments encountered within the organization. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business Case Writing

Course Description:
Write a case study with critical evaluation of an organization in action. Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Global Enrichment

Course Description:
The global enrichment program allows students to increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural differences, develop language skills within a cultural context and become more culturally sensitive and accepting. Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career and gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Students must be continually enrolled in Thesis each Fall, Spring, and at least once in the Summer, until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approval of Associate Dean, College of Business. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: BUSI
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Students must be continually enrolled in Thesis each Fall, Spring, and at least once in the Summer, until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approval of Associate Dean, College of Business. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Management Marketing

Chemistry (CHEM)

SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1106
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany a survey of elementary inorganic/organic chemistry and gas laws for allied health science majors. Designed for students majoring in health sciences. Corequisite: CHEM 1306. Prerequisites: (High school chemistry or CHEM 1375 with a grade of "C" or better) and (Mathematics Readiness Score>= 700 or MATH 1314 or higher with a "C" or better). Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1108
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Biochemistry for Allied Health Sciences Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany an elementary survey of structure, function and metabolic processes of molecules in organisms. Designed for students majoring in health sciences. Corequisite: CHEM 1308. Prerequisites: CHEM 1306, CHEM 1106. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1111
Credit Hours: 1
Title: General Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany an algebra based review of chemical laws and theory for science, engineering and preprofessional majors. Corequisite: CHEM 1311 Prerequisites: (high school chemistry or CHEM 1375 with a C or better) and (a Mathematics Readiness Scors >= 700 or MATH 1314 or higher with a C or better)

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1112
Credit Hours: 1
Title: General Chemistry II Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany CHEM 1312: theories of solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics. Corequisite: CHEM 1312 Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111 both with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1171
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Supplemental Lab

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany CHEM 1312: theories of solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics. Corequisite: CHEM 1312 Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111 both with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences

Course Description:
Survey of elementary inorganic/organic chemistry and gas laws for allied health science majors. Prerequisites: (High school chemistry or CHEM 1375 with a grade of "C" or better) and (Mathematics Readiness Score>= 700 or MATH 1314 or higher with a "C" or better). Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Biochemistry for Allied Health Sciences

Course Description:
Elementary survey of structure, function and metabolic processes of molecules in organisms. Designed for students majoring in health sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 1306, CHEM 1106. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: General Chemistry I

Course Description:
Algebra-based review of chemical laws and theory for science, engineering and preprofessional majors. Prerequisites: (high school chemistry or CHEM 1375 with a C or better) and (a Mathematics Readiness Score >=700 or MATH 1314 or higher with a C or better)

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: General Chemistry II

Course Description:
A continuation of CHEM 1311. Theories of solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111 both with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Chemical Principles

Course Description:
An introduction to the fundamentals of chemical structure, reactions, periodicity and the mathematical manipulations used in chemistry. May not be substituted for required chemistry courses in any degree program. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 with a "C" or better Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1421
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Chemistry of Art

Course Description:
An introduction to chemical structure and reactions using a central theme of color. Emphasis is placed on qualitative aspects of chemistry. Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 1460
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Honors General Chemistry

Course Description:
Subject matter similar to CHEM 1412. Oral presentations and/or research projects are required. Classroom discussions emphasized. Prerequisite: Membership in Honors Program and permission of department chair. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 2411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Integrated Sciences

Course Description:
An integrated approach to understanding the fundamentals of energy, electromagnetic radiation, atomic structure and chemical bonding. Applications of these principles in living systems, environmental science and technology will be emphasized. This course is part of a four course science sequence designed to provide students a basic understanding of the concepts and methodologies employed throughout the fields of science. Prerequisites: Six hours of math including MATH 1314 (college algebra). Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3111
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany a course on current theories and chemical principles as they relate to the field of structure and reaction of the various types of organic compounds. Corequisite: CHEM 3311 Prerequisites: (CHEM 1412) or (CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112) with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3112
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory to accompany CHEM 3312, a continuation of CHEM 3111. Corequisite: CHEM 3312. Prerequisites: (CHEM 3411) or (CHEM 3311 and CHEM 3111) with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3131
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Description:
A laboratory to accompany CHEM 3331 Inorganic Chemisty. This laboratory is designed for chemistry majors to introduce synthesis, purification and analysis of inorganic compunds.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organic Chemsitry I

Course Description:
Current theories and chemical principles as they relate to the field of structure and reaction of the various types of organic compounds. Prerequisites: (CHEM 1412) or (CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112) with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organic Chemistry II

Course Description:
A continuation of CHEM 3311. Prerequisites: (CHEM 3411) or ( CHEM 3311 and CHEM 3111) with a C or better.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Inorganic Chemistry

Course Description:
Generalization involving atomic and nuclear theory; properties of the elements with emphasis on periodicity; non-aqueous solvents, acids, bases, oxidation-reduction, etc. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 with grade of "C" or better. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Quantitative Analysis

Course Description:
Theory and practice of analytical chemistry utilizing gravimetric and titrimetric techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 with a grade of "C" or better. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3415
Credit Hours: 4
Title: General Biochemistry

Course Description:
A one semester overview of the chemical processes in living organisms. The class deals with the structure and function of cellular molecules, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids etc. Designed for non-biochemistry majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 3491
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Intro to Forensic Sciences

Course Description:
A survey of the basic principals of forensic science. Oral presentations and projects required. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics Chemistry

Course Description:
Topics in under-graduate analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry or biochemistry. Library and/or laboratory work and conferences with a faculty member. With permission of the department head, student may repeat the course for credit when the area of study is different. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department chair Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4131
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Physical Lab

Course Description:
Laboratory applications of modern theory in physical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3401, 4311 or parallel Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4132
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Physical Lab

Course Description:
Continuation of CHEM 4131. Prerequisite: CHEM 4131, 4312 or parallel Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4141
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory

Course Description:
A laboratory to accompany CHEM 4341 Inorganic Chemistry. This laboratory is designed for chemistry majors to introduce synthesis, purification and analysis of transition metal complexes.

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4271
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Intro Research

Course Description:
Problems are on the undergraduate level and emphasizes research techniques. With approval of the department head, these courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Minimum of eight semester hours of chemistry above the freshman level and permission of instructor. Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics Chemistry

Course Description:
Topics in under-graduate analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry or biochemistry. Library and/or laboratory work and conferences with a faculty member. With permission of the department head, student may repeat the course for credit when the area of study is different. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department chair. Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Physical Chemistry I

Course Description:
Modern chemical theory as applied to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412, PHYS 1402 or 2426 and MATH 3435 or MATH 2414 or parallel Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Physical Chemistry II

Course Description:
A continuation of CHEM 4311. Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 or equivalent Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Biophysical Chemistry

Course Description:
An overview of the structural and physical properties of biomacromolecules. Includes discussions on protein stability, substrate binding equilibria and structure determination by both experimental and computational methods. Prerequisites: MATH 2413, CHEM 3412. Corequisite: CHEM 4131 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computational Chemistry

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Inorganic

Course Description:
The quantized atom, valency and the chemical bond, and coordination chemistry with applications to biological systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3331, 4311. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organic Polymer Chemistry

Course Description:
Chemistry of industrial polymerization of compounds, petro-chemistry or organic monomer preparation and chemical characteristics of organic polymers. Industrial field trip(s). Prerequisite: CHEM 3412, 4311 or 4411 or parallel Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Environment & Ecology

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Surface Science

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro Research

Course Description:
Problems are on the undergraduate level and emphasizes research techniques. With approval of the department head, these courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Minimum of eight semester hours of chemistry above the freshman level and permission of instructor. Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Chemical Communication

Course Description:
Overview of the fundamental aspects of scientific communication as it pertains to Chemistry, including chemical literature, scientific writing, oral presentations and poster communications. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Chemistry, Forensic or Biochemistry Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Topics in under-graduate analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry or biochemistry. Library and/or laboratory work and conferences with a faculty member. With permission of the department head, student may repeat the course for credit when the area of study is different. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department chair Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biochemistry I

Course Description:
Structures chemistry and functions of biological compounds. A survey of the detailed structures, chemistry and functions of the various classes of biologically important compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 3412, CHEM 3401 recommended Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4412
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biochemistry II

Course Description:
A detailed survey of metabolic pathways and processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 4411. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4461
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Course Description:
Instrumental techniques of chemistry. Theory and practice in modern analytical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 3401, 3412, 4311, PHYS 3350 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4471
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Introduction to Research

Course Description:
Problems are on the undergraduate level and emphasizes research techniques. With approval of the department head, these courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Minimum of eight semester hours of chemistry above the freshman level and permission of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4481
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Environmental Analysis

Course Description:
The causes of environmental pollution, how environmental samples are collected and analyzed, and current governmental regulations concerning pollutants. Prerequisite: CHEM 3401 Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 4491
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Forensic Chemistry

Course Description:
A survey of and practice in the principal areas of forensic chemistry including microchemistry and microspectrophotometry. Topics of current interest will be introduced. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411, 3412, 4461. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5111
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Chemical Literature

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Fall

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5121
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Graduate Seminar

Course Description:
Offered: Spring

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
The course is designed to meet special needs of students. Each topic is offered on an irregular schedule as the demand requires. Prerequisite: Departmental approval Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Analytical

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computational Chemistry

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Inorganic

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Inorganic

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Organic

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organic Polymer Chemistry

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 3412 Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Surface Science

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Physical

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Must complete both CHEM 5390 and 5391 for required 6 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Must complete both CHEM 5390 and 5391 for required 6 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5401
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biochemistry I

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 3412 Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry
SUBJECT CODE: CHEM
Course Number: 5412
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Biochemistry II

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 5411 Offered: Other

Department Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemical Engineering (CHEN)

SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 2100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Computer Aided Modeling

Course Description:
Introduction to mathematical and chemical process simulation software packages that will be useful to the students in their later chemical engineering courses. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Chemical Engineering, Provisional Chemical Engineering; excludes Freshman classification

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 2140
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Seminar

Course Description:
Oral and written presentation of selected topics in chemical engineering from recent technical publications. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in Chemical Engineering

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 2374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thermodynamics

Course Description:
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics; properties of systems solids, gases and liquids, and thermodynamic tables. Prerequisite: ELEN 1301, PHYS 2425

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 3311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Momentum Transfer

Course Description:
Fluid-flow concepts are presented through the derivation of the basic equations of continuity, energy and momentum. Engineering aspects of flow measurement, pressure-drop calculations and pumping requirements are considered. Same as MEEN 3311. CHEN 3311 and MEEN 3311 may not both be counted for credit. Prerequisite: CHEN 2374, CHEN 3340, AND MATH 3301 * All math thru Differental Equations completed

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Heat Transfer

Course Description:
Principles of conduction, convection and radiation, and their application to the design of heat transfer equipment and systems. Prerequisite: CHEN 3311, CHEN 3330

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thermodynamics II

Course Description:
Application of the First and Second Laws to chemical processes. Thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures; physical equilibrium. Prerequisite: CHEN 3340, CHEN 2374, CHEM 3411 or concurrent

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Process Analysis

Course Description:
Application of mathematics, physics and chemistry to the solution of problems in industrial chemistry. Material and energy balance calculations on processes undergoing physical and chemical changes. Prerequisite: CHEN 2374 or concurrent

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4150
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Process Control Laboratory

Course Description:
Experiments in level, flow and temperature control; computer-based adaptive control; PID tutorial program; control valve selection and sizing; interactive process control using the Honeywell TDC-3000 keyboard with a process control simulator.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Laboratory I

Course Description:
Experiments in heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEN 3311, 3320, CHEN 4420 or concurrent

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Mass Transfer

Course Description:
Principles of diffusion. Simultaneous mass, energy and momentum transfer. Analysis of absorption, extraction and distillation processes. Prerequisite: CHEN 3330, 3320, CHEM 3411

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Reaction Kinetics

Course Description:
Chemical equilibrium; analysis of experimental data to determine reaction rate parameters in homogeneous, heterogeneous, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions. Development of equations for batch, stirred-tank and tubular flow reactors. Application of differential equations to process and reactor design. Prerequisite: MATH 3301, CHEN 3320 or concurrent, CHEN 3330, CHEM 3411 or concurrent. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Process Control I

Course Description:
Basic hardware and instrumentation needed to implement process control; principles of feedback controllers design and tuning; analysis of stability and performance of feedback loops using Laplace and frequency domain techniques. Introduction of advanced control strategies. Prerequisite: CHEN 4410, MATH 3301; Corequisite: CHEN 4420

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Process Control II

Course Description:
This course covers enhanced PID control, multivariable constrained control and statistical process control. Control and simulation software will be used. Prerequisite: CHEN 4331

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Plant Design II

Course Description:
A continuation of CHEN 4360, with emphasis on a major design project. Prerequisite: CHEN 4360

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Analysis

Course Description:
Development of mathematical equations for chemical engineering applications. Implementation of computer-aided modeling and simulation packages in chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: CHEN 3330, 3311, 3320, 4410, MATH 3301

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Plant Design I

Course Description:
Application of chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical processes and plants. Equipment design and specifications. Economic evaluation of processes and equipment. Prerequisite: CHEN 4410; CHEN 4420 or concurrent; INEN 2373

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4410
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Reaction Kinetics

Course Description:
Chemical equilibrium; analysis of experimental data to determine reaction rate parameters in homogeneous, heterogeneous, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions. Development of equations for batch, stirred-tank and tubular flow reactors. Application of differential equations to process and reactor design. Prerequisite: MATH 3301, CHEN 3320 or concurrent, CHEN 3330, CHEM 3411 or concurrent

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 4420
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Mass Transfer

Course Description:
Principles of diffusion. Simultaneous mass, energy and momentum transfer. Analysis of absorption, extraction and distillation processes. Prerequisite: CHEN 3330, 3320, CHEM 3411

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Transport Phenomena

Course Description:
Analysis of transport with respect to fluid dynamics, heat arid mass transfer. Derivation of Navier-Stokes equation and its application to flow phenomena. Boundary layer flows, molecular interpretation of viscosity, and interfacial tension and its relation to slip/non-slip condition. Interdependence of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Tensor and vector notation will be presented and employed.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Mass Transfer Operations

Course Description:
The principles of diffusion and mass transfer are considered. The study of gas-liquid operations includes humidification and design of equipment. Solid-fluid studies include absorption, ion exchange, drying and leaching operations. Less conventional mass-transfer operations are also considered.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5342
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Reactor Design Environ Systems

Course Description:
Development of the fundamentals for the rate of chemical reactions and biological reactions in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Analysis of ideal chemical reactors and their design with application to environmental reactions in the air, water and soil. An introduction to the basic concepts of mathematics modeling. The subject matter is directed toward chemical and petroleum engineering design and operation. Development of models which form the framework of a quantitative and scientific approach to technical problems will be followed by analytical and/or numerical solutions to optimize output and profitability.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Material Science

Course Description:
Development of the fundamentals for the rate of chemical reactions and biological reactions in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Analysis of ideal chemical reactors and their design with application to environmental reactions in the air, water and soil. An introduction to the basic concepts of mathematics modeling. The subject matter is directed toward chemical and petroleum engineering design and operation. Development of models which form the framework of a quantitative and scientific approach to technical problems will be followed by analytical and/or numerical solutions to optimize output and profitability.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5352
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Process Control

Course Description:
Modem control theory concerning state-space formulation, multivariable control, optimal control, and discrete control for Jumped/distributed parameter systems is addressed. Applications of control theory and the implementation of control strategies for the chemical processing industries are demonstrated

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5357
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Process Simulation

Course Description:
Steady state chemical and refining processes simulation using state-of-the-art computer software.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5358
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Process Simulation

Course Description:
In depth coverage of chemical and refining processes using state-of-the-art steady-state computer simulation software. Advanced topics and fundamentals are emphasized.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5359
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dynamic Simulation

Course Description:
Chemical and refining process dynamic simulation using state-of-the-art computer software. Controller installation and central schemes are discussed.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thermo-Process Industry

Course Description:
Thermodynamic laws are derived and applied to physical chemical phenomena. Ideal and non-ideal gas, liquid and solid solution behavior are developed for physical and chemical equilibria. Course credit in chemistry is optional. May be repeated one time for graduate credit, with prior approval, where course content varies.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Process Optimization

Course Description:
Linear and non-linear optimization. Introduction to optimization technique and concepts.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5363
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Proc Mdl w/Neural Ne

Course Description:
Linear and non-linear optimization. Introduction to optimization technique and concepts.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intermolecular Forces w/Appl

Course Description:
An introduction to the various intermolecular and inter-particle interactions in solutions and in colloidal systems: van der Waals, electrostatic, hydrophobic. Polymers in solutions, surfactants in solutions, colloidal systems in electrolyte environment, with surfactants and with polymers. Surfaces and interfaces: surface energy, surface tension, wetting, biological surfaces and cell membranes, and how polymers interact with cell membrane.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 5394
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Wetting Phenomena & Transport

Course Description:
Young-Dupre approach to wetting and the relation between Marangoni Effect and the spreading coefficient. Covers the concept of complete wetting, partial wetting, and non-wetting systems. Follows some experimental methods related to wetting.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Seminar

Course Description:
Advanced topics suitable for research along with research procedures will be discussed. Field study organization and content together with doctoral research problems and progress will be represented. Topics will vary each semester and course may be repeated for credit. Registration and completion for three semesters is required of all doctoral candidates. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design Projects

Course Description:
May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Justification Engineering Proj

Course Description:
The preparation of proposals for advanced engineering work. The student will be given individual assistance in preparing a proposal for his field of study. Prerequisite: Approval of advisory committee. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Nanotechnology for Sensors

Course Description:
The nanotechnology used in sensors shall be examined through theory and applications, utilizing contemporary journal articles and research in the field. This will entail the design, fabrication, function, and applications of nanosensors in a number of areas of research.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Distillation

Course Description:
Material and energy-balance relationships are reviewed for multicomponent fractionation equipment and for batch stills. Various plate designs are presented from the standpoint of two-phase hydraulics and mass-transfer efficiency.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6343
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Kinetics and Reactor Design

Course Description:
Emphasis is placed on complex reactor design, Attention is devoted to chemical kinetics and catalysis as well as to the engineering aspects of both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors. Mixing problems in terms of residence, time distribution. The importance of temperature effects is stressed.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multimedia Transport Pollutant

Course Description:
Chemical transfer rates between air and water, water and soil/sediment, as well as air and soil. Intraphase pollutant processes in atmosphere, surface water, and ground water. Description of the dispersion model and the meterological effects on pollutant transport. Discussion of partition to biomass and exposure pathways.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Sustainability

Course Description:
This course examines the scientific basis and technology details of sustainability, defined as minimization of the effect of entropy on society. Emphasizes the interface among engineering, environment, and economics. Incorporates the ideas of sustainability into chemical engineering fields such as process and product design, manufacturing, and value chain management for the purpose of minimizing both resource utilization and adverse environmental impact.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sustainability Applications

Course Description:
Practical applications of sustainability to topics including environmental research, pollution, prevention, plant safety/abnormality management and control, process optimization, renewable energy, innovative material, and biotechnology to support the sustainability of our environment, society and industry. Prerequisite: CHEN 6345

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Thermodynamics

Course Description:
Derivation of thermodynamic laws and application to physical chemical phenomena. Development of ideal and non-ideal gas, liquid, and solid solution behaviors for physical and chemical equilibria. Course credit in chemistry is optional.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6348
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Chem Engineering Math

Course Description:
The course covers the fundamentals and numerical techniques for Linear Systems of Equations, Nonlinear Systems of Equations, Numerical ifferentiation/Integration, Regression Analysis, Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations, for modeling and analysis of chemical engineering systems.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6349
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Air Pollution Control

Course Description:
Air pollution fundamentals and design principles; absoprtion, incineration, atmospheric dispersion modeling and particulate matter (PM)/volatile organic compounds (VOC's) sulfur dioxide (SO2)/nitrogen oxides (NOx)/odor/carbon dioxide emissions control.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6368
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Art Neural Networks/FZ Logic

Course Description:
Study of various Artificial Neural Network architectures for real-world applications. Massive parallel computation, fault tolerance and adaptation characteristics. Emphasis on computer simulation of ANN-architectures and their applications.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Research

Course Description:
A Ph.D. student must enroll in at least 12 hours of research courses (CHEN 6680) for conducting research project prior to admission to candidacy. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation

Course Description:
A continuous enrollment for at least six dissertation credit hours each semester upon advancement to candidacy; direct supervised reserach. Graded on a credit (CR) or no-credit (F) basis. Award of credit for the final dissertation course is contingent upon successful defense of the dissertation. Minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and approval of thesis advisor. 6690 must be taken once, followed by 6691 each semester until dissertation is completed. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation II

Course Description:
Continuous enrollment for at least six dissertation credit hours each semester upon advancement to candidacy; direct supervised reserach. Graded on a credit (CR) or no-credit (F) basis. Award of credit for the final dissertation course is contingent upon successful defense of the dissertation. Minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and approval of thesis advisor. 6690 must be taken once, followed by 6691 each semester until dissertation is completed. Used for summer enrollment

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6601
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Studies

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6602
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Study

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6680
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Research

Course Description:
A Ph.D. student must enroll in at least 12 hours of research courses (CHEN 6380) for conducting research project prior to admission to candidacy.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6690
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Ph. D. Dissertation

Course Description:
A continuous enrollment for at least six dissertation credit hours each semester upon advancement to candidacy; direct supervised research. Graded on a credit (CR) or no-credit (F) basis. Award of credit for the final dissertation course is contingent upon successful defense of the dissertation. Minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and approval of thesis advisor. 6690 must be taken once, followed by 6691 each semester until dissertation is completed.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CHEN
Course Number: 6691
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Ph. D. Dissertation

Course Description:
Continuous enrollment for at least six dissertation credit hours each semester upon advancement to candidacy; direct supervised research. Graded on a credit (CR) or no-credit (F) basis. Award of credit for the final dissertation course is contingent upon successful defense of the dissertation. Minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and approval of thesis advisor. 6690 must be taken once, followed by 6691 each semester until dissertation is completed.

Department Description: Dan F Smith Dept of Chem Engr

Chinese (CHIN)

SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Beginning Chinese 1

Course Description:
CHIN 1311 is an introducation to modern standard Chinese, known as Mandarin or putonghua, for students with not background in the language.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Beginning Chinese II

Course Description:
CHIN 1312 is a continuation of modern standard Chinese, known as Mandari Chienese for students seeking to learn a greater variety of Chinese expression and further to explore the culture, customs, and habits of Chinese speaking people. Prerequisites: CHIN 1311 with a minimum grade of a "C"

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Beginning Chinese I

Course Description:
Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1412
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Beginning Chinese II

Course Description:
Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture. Continuation of material in CHIN 1411. Prerequisite: CHIN 1411 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1511
Credit Hours: 5
Title: Beginning Chinese I

Course Description:
As an introduction to Mandarin Chinese, this course is designed to help students begin building their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese and to enhance their culture knowledge as related to the language. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: CHIN
Course Number: 1512
Credit Hours: 5
Title: Beginning Chinese II

Course Description:
Continuation of modern Mandarin Chinese for student seeking to learn a greater variety of Chinese expressions and further to explore the culture, customs, and habits of Chinese-speaking people. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages

Construction Management (CMGT)

SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 1310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro Construction Management

Course Description:
An introduction to the construction industry and management of construction projects. Materials and methods used in light, heavy, and industrial construction industries, including soils, above and below ground piping, concrete, asphalt, etc. Construction of a small project. Applies principles of ethics, oral and written communication.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 1320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Light Construction Materials and Methods

Course Description:
This course studies light-duty construction systems and an introduction to BIM/CAD. Topics include light frame construction, interior and exterior finish systems, insulation, and sustainablity. Course will focus on the develoment of a fundamental knowledge base for managing construction projects through case study and hands-on experience. Applies principles of oral and written communication. Lab activities may include job site visits and performing field tests.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 2310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Heavy Construction Materials and Methods

Course Description:
Introduction to heavy construction principles and the use of BIM/CAD materials, assemblies and print reading; foundations; concrete construction - including cast-in-place, precast concrete systems and formwork; masonry; finishes; and steel construction. Also applies oral and written communications. Lab activities may include job site visits and performing field work and tests.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 2320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Graphics & Layout

Course Description:
Study and practice of communicating through manual and digital graphics. Emphasis on developing hand-printing and hand-sketching abilities, reading construction documents, developing three-dimensional building information modeling (BIM) ability, and using these concepts to perform construction layout. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 2330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamental Statics

Course Description:
Fundamentals of structures under load and at rest are introduced; forces and equillibrium, methods of joints, method of sections, methods for multi-force members, and load tracing. Prerequisite: MATH 2312, PHYS 1305, and PHYS 1307 with a minimum grade of C for each.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 2350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Surveying

Course Description:
Introduction to the basic principles of construction surveying. Use of equipment for measurement of horizontal and vertical distances and angles. Field practice and calculations associated with design and layout of small construction projects. Prerequisite: MATH 1342 or BUAL 2310, and MATH 2312

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 2420
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Construction Graphics Communication

Course Description:
Study and practice of communicating through manual and digital graphics. Emphasis on developing hand-printing and hand-sketching abilities; reading civil, commercial, and industrial construction documents; developing three-dimensional building information modeling (BIM) ability; and using these concepts to perform construction estimating and layout. Prerequisites: CMGT 1310, CMGT 1320 or CMGT 2310, and MATH 2312 or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3231
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Structural Behavior II

Course Description:
Introduction to properties and structural behavior of reinforced concrete members, including concrete mix design. Basic principles of foundation behavior. Applications in temporary concrete construction structures such as concrete forms. Prerequisite: CMGT 3330 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Behavior I

Course Description:
A completion of fundamental mechanics; centroid and moment of inertia, shear force and bending moment, deflections and rotations, statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Properties and behavior of steel materials in construction. Applications in temporary steel construction structures such as scaffolding, and steel erection/bracing. Prerequisite: CMGT 2330 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Industrial and Mechanical Construction

Course Description:
A survey of the systems, including equipment, piping, and materials, used in industrial construction, and applicable codes. Course includes process laboratories, and development of an industrial construction execution plan. Prerequisites: CMGT 2420 and must be admitted to program.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electrical Systems

Course Description:
Survey of the principles and practices of electrical and electronic systems in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Includes design, installation, applicable codes, and energy conservation. Prerequisites: CMGT 2420

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Behavior II

Course Description:
Introduction to properties and structural behavior of reinforced concrete members, including concrete mi design. Basic principles of foundation behavior. Applications in temporary concrete construction structures such as concrete forms. Prerequisites: CMGT 3330

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Safety Management

Course Description:
The study of safety standards, precedures and tools used in the construction industry. Emphasis on applicable safety codes, OSHA safety requirements, job safety analysis, and the history and impact of construction safety. Covers elements of construction ethics. Prerequisites: CMGT 2420 and must be admitted to program.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 3450
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Electrical & Mechanical System

Course Description:
Survey of the electrical, lighting, heating, cooling, ventilating, and plumbing systems in residential and commercial construction. Includes applicable codes, energy conservation, and environmental impact. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Internship/Independent Study

Course Description:
Four hundred hours of pre-planned, unique practicum that provides knowledge and skills not found in the traditional classroom setting. Special learning objectives in one of the following is recommended, but other objectives will be considered: project management, acquisition and development of residential land, scheduling, construction technology, field operations, office operations, building materials, estimating, finance, marketing, construction management, and/or land use codes and regulations. A final report and oral presentation are required under supervision of an academic advisor. Prerequisites: Open only to Construction Management senior students who have completed 90 credit hours; scope of internship requires pre-approval and permission. Strongly recommend completion during the summer preceding students' final semester or year. Offered: Other

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4199
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics in Construction Management

Course Description:
This course is intended for the investigation of new or special problems in construction, construction science, and construction management under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4260
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Construct Cost Management

Course Description:
Introduction to financial and cost accounting concepts used in the construction industry. Emphasizes the analysis and use of financial statements, job cost accounting systems, equipment depreciation, forecasting and time value of money, and cost control procedures. Computerized applications of advanced project management concepts applied to construction, including databases, spreadsheets, BIM, project document/communication management, and others. Prerequisite: ACCT 1301 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4270
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Strategic Analysis and Evaluation

Course Description:
This course takes a comprehensive approach to sharpen analytical, decision-making, leadership, and communication skills using (1) senior paper, and writing other CM technical documents, and (2) construction business strategy game. This course also includes the CM program exit exam and exit interview. Prerequisites: CMGT 2350, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3370, 4310 with a minimum grade of C in each course. This course should be taken concurrently with CMGT 4470. Student should be in their last semester.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4299
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics in Construction Management

Course Description:
This course is intended for the investigation of new or special problems in construction, construction science, and construction management under the guidance of a faculty memeber. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Planning and Scheduling

Course Description:
Basic construction project management and scheduling procedures. Work breakdown structure, critical path method, and scheduling logic. Activity durations, status reports, resource allocation, and control. Covers elements of construction ethics and safety.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cost Estimating and Analysis

Course Description:
Estimation of construction development project costs; direct and indirect, labor, material and equipment. Overhead and profit. Bidding and Computer-based estimating. Prerequisite: CMGT 3320 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Project Management

Course Description:
Study of the concepts and tools used for the management and control of the construction jobsite, including topics of safety, equipment management, quality control. Covers elements of construction ethics.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Safety & Industrial Construct

Course Description:
A survey of the systems and materials used in industrial construction, including applicable codes and OSHA safety requirements. Also included is instruction adequate to earn the 10-hour OSHA certificate. Covers elements of construction ethics. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to program Offered: Fall

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Soils & Earthwork

Course Description:
Basic principles of soil mechanics/engineering and earthwork are coupled with practical examples that show how construction methods and operations are controlled and/or influenced by natural soils. The course takes a non-design approach in the presentation of this terminal geotechnical course specifically dealing with soils in construction for the construction personnel who do not contemplate further study of soil mechanics or foundation design. Prerequisite: CMGT 2330 and must be admitted to program.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Legal Practice in Construction

Course Description:
Construction contracts for commercial projects. Contract procedures, bidding, changes, substitutions, specifications, insurance, bonding, claims, disputes and payments. Responsibilities of owners and contractors. Covers national and local labor law and labor relations. Prerequisite: BULW 3310 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sustainable Built Environment and Society

Course Description:
Introduction to the concept of sustainability and understanding of its impact on the environment and society. Covers fundamentals of sustainable technologies and practices for development and operation of built environment, including buildings and infrastructure. It addresses energy-efficient design and construction, as well as sustainable use of natural resources and renewable energy. It also introduces the USGBC LEED Certificate Program and economic analysis of sustainable practices.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4399
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics in Construction Management

Course Description:
This course is intended for the investigation of new or special problems in contruction, construction science, and construction management under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeted for credit when topics of investigation differ. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4420
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis

Course Description:
Basic construction project management and scheduling procedures. Work breakdown structure, critical path method, and scheduling logic. Activity durations, status reports, resource allocation, and control. Covers elements of construction ethics and safety. Prerequisites: CMGT 2420, CMGT 3320 with a minimum grade of “C” or better, and must be admitted to the program.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 4470
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Capstone Construction Project

Course Description:
Development of an actual construction project and/or a business plan. Covers elements of construction ethics; applies principles of oral and written communication. Prerequisite: CMGT 2350, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3370, 4310, 4420 or concurrently, concurrent with 4470, and last semester.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Planning and Scheduling

Course Description:
Basic construction project management and scheduling procedures. Work breakdown structure, critical path method, and scheduling logic. Activity durations, status reports, resource allocation, and control. Covers elements of construction ethics and safety.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis

Course Description:
Estimation of construction project cost, direct and indirect, labor, depreciation, material and equipment. Overhead and profit. Topics in cost management include: financial statements, job cost accounting systems, equipment depreciation, forecasting and time value of money, and cost control procedures. Bidding and computer-based estimating. Recommended prerequisite: CMGT 2420 or equivalent

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Project Management

Course Description:
Study of the concepts and tools used for the management and control of the construction jobsite, including topics of safety, equipment management, quality control. Covers elements of construction ethics.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Legal Practices in Construction

Course Description:
Construction contracts for commercial and industrial projects. Contract procedures, bidding, changes, substitutions, specifications, insurance, bonding, claims, disputes and payments. Responsibilities of owners and contractors. Covers national and local labor law and labor relations. Course covers elements of construction ethics. Recommended prerequisite: BULW 3310

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Construction Safety Management

Course Description:
The study of safety standards, procedures and tools used in the construction industry. Emphasis on applicable safety codes, OSHA safety requirements, job safety analysis, and the history and impact of construction safety. Covers elements of construction ethics.

Department Description: Management Marketing
SUBJECT CODE: CMGT
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sustainable Built Environment and Society

Course Description:
Introduction to the concept of sustainability and understanding of its impact on the environment and society. Covers fundamentals of sustainable technologies and practices for development and operation of built environment, including buildings and infrastructure. It addresses energy-efficient design and construction, as well as sustainable use of natural resources and renewable energy. It also introduces the USGBC LEED Certificate Program and economic analysis of sustainable practices.

Department Description: Management Marketing

Counseling and Development (CNDV)

SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5189
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Sem:Counseling Credentialing

Course Description:
An introduction to credentialing in clinical mental health and agency counseling. This course will include an analysis of certification requirements, national examination requirements, and professional licensure requirements. Prerequisites: Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Human Growth & Development

Course Description:
A study of normal human development and the stages of physical intellectual, social and emotional growth from prenatal origins through old age.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Found/Clinic Men Hth Counsel

Course Description:
This course focuses on the foundations of clinical mental health counseling. The course includes an exploration of the history, philosophy, trends, and practice of clinical mental health counseling; the roles and functions of clinical mental health counselors across practice settings; methods and models of clinical supervision; professional organizations, preparation standards, and credentials; and other related professional issues. Prerequisites: Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to School Counseling

Course Description:
This course is designed as an overview of the school counseling profession and prepares students for careers as school counselors. It provides a foundation of the roles and responsibilities of professional school counselors and serves as an introduction to the various areas related to a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Counseling Skills

Course Description:
An introduction of facilitation skills and theory. Indepth analysis and demonstration of various facilitation techniques for use with counseling clients. Offered: Other

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Indiv Counseling Theory/Techni

Course Description:
Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Group Counseling Theories/Tech

Course Description:
An analysis of group counseling theories, processes and techniques. (Pre-practicum course)

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multicultural Counseling

Course Description:
Studies in human diversity and cultural issues. Identifies the implications for counseling and learning and strategies for cross cultural effectiveness in various settings. Offered: Other

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Test Administration/Interpret

Course Description:
Theoretical and practical study emphasizing the administration, scoring and basic interpretation of individual psychological tests. Students will be trained to administer the Wechsler tests, the Stanford-Binet or other individual assessment instruments. Prerequisites: CNDV 5334 or permission of instructor

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Professionalism Ethics & Law

Course Description:
An overview of the profession with an emphasis on legal issues, ethical principles and professional standards of conduct in the area of counseling.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development

Course Description:
A focus on theories of vocational choice, vocational assessment, sources of occupational and educational information and the career decision process. Prerequisites: CNDV 5301 or permission of instructor

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Substance Abuse Counseling

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of drug and alcohol counseling. The course is designed to examine theories, techniques, and practice of drug and alcohol counseling, sources of help and information in the field, methods of drug and alcohol counseling, assessment and program planning. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Developmental Guid & Couns

Course Description:
Designed to advance the professional competence of the counselor, the course is a study of the design and management of a comprehensive developmental guidance program. Emphasis is placed on the planning and implementation of a guidance curriculum appropriate for the needs of school age children and youth.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5334
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Measurement & Assessment

Course Description:
Provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation to include basic statistical concepts; standardized and nonstandardized testing; strategies for selecting, administering and interpreting assessment; and evaluation instruments in educational and counseling settings.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Abnormal Human Behavior

Course Description:
A study of various symptom categories in psychopathology. The course will include an analysis of the diagnostic categories as well as the research concerning etiology and treatment. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor or 12 semester hours of CNDV coursework

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Consultation

Course Description:
This course has an emphasis on developing consultation skills for the counselor. Methods and techniques to assist the counselor in implementing appropriate consultation skills for problem management, intervention or prevention. Prerequisite: EDLD 5301

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5352
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Crisis Prevention Intervention

Course Description:
This course introduces students to responsive services; crisis prevention and intervention; and counselor leadership in crisis events are the major topics. Specific crisis incidents and counseling responses will be emphasized. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5353
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Research & Program Evaluation

Course Description:
This course introduces students to evaluation research and provides them with a foundation in the design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches to counseling research and evaluation. Students learn the strengths and limitations of each method and under what circumstances each approach would be the most appropriate research design. Students learn how to identify a topic for research, how to conduct a literature search, and the importance of scholarly writing. Other topics include the history and theory underlying program evaluation, approaches to evaluation, procedures and techniques for entering a group to provide evaluation services, techniques used to perform the evaluation, strategies for getting gatekeepers invested in the development of research and outcomes, demonstration of program effectives, and dissemination of results to stakeholders. Students learn to write a research proposal, addressing the following key elements: researching, writing an introduction, stating a purpose for the study, identifying research questions and hypotheses, using theory, defining the significance of the study, and collecting and analyzing data. Students are exposed to legal and ethical issues associated with human subjects’ protection. Prerequisites: Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program Offered: Spring

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Seminar Counseling & Developmt

Course Description:
Designed to advance the professional competence of participants. For each seminar, a description of the particular area of study will be indicated. May be repeated for credit when nature of seminar differs sufficiently from one previously taken. Prerequisites: CNDV 5311 or approval of instructor

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Marriage,Couple & Fam Counsel

Course Description:
An intensive exploration of the dynamics of marriage, couple, and family relationships. A critical analysis of various counseling techniques and approaches will be established. Development of counseling skills will be a primary emphasis. Offered: Other

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5382
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Selected Instruction Topics

Course Description:
Significant topics in Counseling and Development. The description of the particular area of study will appear on the printed schedules of Lamar University each semester. With permission of advisor in student¿s major field, course may be repeated when topic varies.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Individual Study

Course Description:
Department Chair Approval Required – Individual Study The independent study option is offered to students who are preparing to graduate and require a course not offered in the current course rotation. This option is only available under special circumstances and on an individual basis.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School Counseling Practicum

Course Description:
A field-based course with supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in a school setting during the school day. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School Counseling Practicum

Course Description:
A field-based course with supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in a school setting during the school day. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Clinical Mental Health Practicum

Course Description:
Practicum is a field experience course with a focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 100 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 40 hours of direct service to clients and 60 hours of indirect service. Prerequisites: CNDV 5302, CNDV 5310, CNDV 5311 with a minimum grade of “B”.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5393
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Counseling and Development Practicum

Course Description:
Practicum is a field experience course with a focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 150 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 40 hours of direct service to clients and 110 hours of indirect service. Prerequisites: CNDV 5302, CNDV 5310, CNDV 5311 with a minimum grade of “B”.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 5394
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Clinical Mental Health Internship

Course Description:
Internship is an advanced field experience course with a continued focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 240 hours of direct service with clients and 360 hours of indirect service. Prerequisite: Coursework must be complete.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice

Course Description:
There are many counseling theories available for professional use in practice. It is the responsibility of the counselor, however, to understand these theories, know which to use in specific settings and situations, and decide which are best suited to his or her own style or methods. In this course, students will explore and evaluate the first, second, and third focuses in counseling and psychotherapy including psychodynamic, Adlerian and Jungian, cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, existential-humanistic tradition, and logo therapy and gestalt therapy. Students will further explore new forces in the evolution of counseling including feminist, multicultural, positive psychology/wellness counselling, and solution-focused therapy. Students will apply these and other theories to diverse clinical populations and settings. They also consider how they might advise students and supervisees who use these theories, and they analyze related challenges in teaching and supervising. In doing so, students should consider the impact of their own psychosocial, racial, and ethnic identities. Finally, student will develop a personal integrative theoretical orientation. Prerequisite: Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Counseling Supervision

Course Description:
This course introduces students to major conceptual approaches, methods, and techniques; evaluation; and ethical and legal issues related to counseling supervision. Students in this course are provided with the opportunity to develop their professional identity and learn the skills of a clinical supervisor. Grounded in the conceptual and empirical literature on clinical supervision, this course allows students to develop conceptual knowledge, skills, and self-awareness concerning these topics area through readings, seminar discussions, and application via supervising master’s level students. Prerequisites: Admission to LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education

Course Description:
This course introduces students to leadership and advocacy in counselor education. Students will conduct a critical analysis of current research on leadership in addition to creating and implementing an advocacy project on a community, state, or national level. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU Partnership Program

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching in Counselor Education

Course Description:
This course introduces students to leadership and advocacy in counselor education. Students will conduct a critical analysis of current research on leadership in addition to creating and implementing an advocacy project on a community, state, or national level. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU Partnership Program

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6353
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Program Management, Consultation, and Program Evaluation

Course Description:
This course will introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of counselors as program evaluators and expand on their knowledge of consultation and program management in schools, communities, mental health settings, and agencies. Students will explore systems theory; consultation models and processes; program evaluation models and methods; ethnical, legal, and professional issues; and leadership issues; and leadership roles in consultation and program evaluation. Through discussion board interactions, application assignments, readings, and a culminating final project, students will develop their understanding of the role of counselor educators to manage programs effectively through program evaluation and consultation. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6354
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundations of Quantitative Research

Course Description:
This research course provides students with core knowledge and skills for designing quantitative research at the doctoral level, including understanding data analysis and applying statistical concepts. Students explore classical quantitative research designs and common statistical tests, the importance of quality assurance, and ethical and social change implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge. This course approaches statistics from a problem-solving perspective with emphasis on selecting appropriate statistical tests for a research design. Students use statistical software to calculate statistics and interpret and present results. Students will apply and synthesize their knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research plan. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundations of Qualitative Research

Course Description:
This course provides a conceptual and experimental foundation in qualitative inquiry, necessary in deriving deeper meaning to observable and expressed phenomenon. It is philosophically and theoretically-based, etched in design elements such as data collection and analysis, interpretation, and scholarly methods of reporting results and findings. Students will analysis the requirements for three Institutional Review Boards, critique one qualitative journal article and dissertation, and create a proposal with expectations of submission to a national or international counseling conference. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6366
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Quantitative Research

Course Description:
This research course builds upon knowledge and skills acquired in CNDV 6354 Foundations of Quantitative Research and provides experience applying them. It provides students with more specialized knowledge and skills for designing quantitative research at the doctoral level, including understanding multivariate data analysis and applying more advanced statistical concepts. Students explore comprehensive quantitative research designs and suitable statistical tests, the importance of quality assurance, and ethical considerations and social change implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge. This course approaches statistics from a problem-solving perspective with emphasis on selecting the appropriate research design and statistical tests for more complex research questions or problems. Students use statistical software to perform analyses and interpret and present results. Students will apply and synthesize their knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research plan. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6367
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Qualitative Research

Course Description:
This research course builds upon knowledge and skills acquired in CNDV 6355 Foundations of Qualitative Research and provides experience applying them. It provides students with more specialized knowledge and skills within each of the common qualitative traditions for designing qualitative research at the doctoral level. Students explore more complex qualitative research designs and analyses; multiple approaches to coding and organizing data; core components of a qualitative write up; the importance of quality assurance; and the ethical considerations and social change implications of conducting qualitative research and producing knowledge. Students will apply and synthesize their knowledge and skills by developing a qualitative research plan. Prerequisites: Admission to the LU PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Residency 1

Course Description:
Residency is a 6-day experience (taught face-to-face) designed to provide students with an orientation and foundation in the five doctoral core areas of counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. The residency will afford students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and leadership in the five core areas as well as to work as a member of a team in coordinated care, scholarship, and advocacy. Prerequisites: CNDV 6311 (Advanced Theory), CNDV 6312 (Counseling Supervision), CNDV 6313 (Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education)

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Residency 2

Course Description:
Residency is a 6-day experience (taught face-to-face) designed to provide students with an orientation and foundation in the five doctoral core areas of counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. The residency will afford students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and leadership in the five core areas as well as to work as a member of a team in coordinated care, scholarship, and advocacy. Prerequisites: CNDV 6380, CNDV 6335, CNDV 6354, and CNDV 6355

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6393
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Practicum in Counselor Education & Supervision

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide doctoral students with a supervised counseling experience that will facilitate the student’s development as a professional counselor. This course will enhance the counseling skills and conceptualization processes acquired through direct counseling experience, supervision and classroom interaction. The focus is on a consistent implementation of an internally consistent, personal theory of counseling with a variety of clients. Student are expected to demonstrate their ability to integrate and apply counseling theory and skills and adhere to the ethical and legal standards of the counseling profession as outlined by the American Counseling Association (ACA). Students are required to demonstrate responsible, professional, and ethical behavior at all times during supervision, at their individual practicum sites, and in all communication. Dismissal from a practicum site is a serious infraction and may result in dismissal from the Lamar Counseling Program. Participating in practicum serves as acknowledgment of the aforementioned guidelines and requirements. Prerequisites: Doctoral students must successfully complete all core course work and academic residency requirements for the Counselor Education and Supervision Program to become eligible for Practicum. Students will submit a Practicum application Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program. Students will be required to secure field experience sites, contracts and approved supervisor(s).

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6394
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship I and II

Course Description:
The internship is a supervised training experience that prepares students to successfully function in the role of a professional counselor. Internship experiences emphasize the integration of theory and research through applied practice in a variety of settings and situations. This course serves as part 1 of a two-part supervised internship experience in a selected educational setting (clinical practice, research, or teaching). Students complete a total of 300 hours in their internship through which they engage in most of the activities of a regularly employed professional in the setting. Prerequisites: • Prior to the beginning of the internship, students must successfully complete all core course work and academic residencies for the Counselor Education and Supervision program. • Students are able to work on their dissertation and enroll in CNDV 6395 while completing the internship. • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision students are responsible for selecting internship field experience site(s) and identifying site contracts (not supervisors) for each site. • Students must demonstrate (on the application) how they will attain develop and/or advance clinical practice skills, teaching, supervision, research, and leadership/advocacy.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations
SUBJECT CODE: CNDV
Course Number: 6395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation

Course Description:
The final dissertation demonstrates students’ scholarly ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge and experience, so that new ideas can be tested; best practices identified, established, and verified; and theoretical, practice, or policy constructs evaluated and advanced. Under the direction of a dissertation advisor and committee, the student is expected to design and execute. Structured research, either qualitative or quantitative in nature, guided by the chair of the committee. This study should address a significant issue or problem related to counseling or counselor education. Oral defense of written dissertation upon approval of manuscript by the dissertation committee. Prerequisites: Completion of all coursework in the Lamar PhD in Counselor Education in Supervision Program. Successful completion of the Qualifying Examination and approval of the program chair.

Department Description: Counseling & Spec Populations

Communications (COMM)

SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro Mass Comm

Course Description:
This course focuses upon the nature of electronic information processes and their impact upon the emerging global culture. Introduces the concept of psychological/mythic meaning in media and facilitates the reading of film and television images on both semiotic and symbolic levels. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Public Speaking I

Course Description:
Principles and practice of public speaking. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. Satisfies the Communication core curriculum requirement and transfers as TCCN SPCH 1315. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interpersonal Comm

Course Description:
Principles and practices of interpersonal communication in various settings. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. Transfers as TCCN SPCH 1318. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Business and Professional Speech

Course Description:
Application of the fundamentals of speech production to the needs of the professional person. For non-communication majors only.

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Public Speaking

Course Description:
Principles and practices of public speaking, designed especially for honors students. Satisfies the Communication core curriculum requirement. Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors Program or approval of Honors Program director Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communication Studies

Course Description:
An introductory survey of the field. Includes major methodologies and theories as well as an historical perspective. Career options also are explored. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Media Writing

Course Description:
Covers all styles of writing for A/V, audio, television, film documentary, advertising, news, etc. Majors should enroll in this course in the semester immediately following successful completion of ENGL 1301. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 with 'C' or better Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 1375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Appreciation

Course Description:
A survey of the field of film with emphasis on current trends in cinema, past and present directors, and the historical development of film. Satisfies the Fine Arts core curriculum requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Audio/Radio Prod

Course Description:
Principles and practice of professional audio recording and editing. Majors emphasizing broadcasting must complete this course prior to enrolling in COMM 2374. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: News Gathering/Writing

Course Description:
A basic course in gathering material and writing news stories for publication. Proficiency in typewriting is required. Prerequisite: COMM 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Broadcast Announcing

Course Description:
The study and practice of good voice and diction as it pertains to performing orally for the electronic media. Recommended for Majors emphasizing broadcasting. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Argument/Crit Think

Course Description:
A study of evidence and reasoning and a critique of them as reflected in current public affairs. Required for Majors with an emphasis in speech/broadcasting teacher education. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Performance Studies

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in the principles of speech applied to performance in the interpretation of prose and poetry. Required for Majors with an emphasis in speech/broadcasting teacher education. Prerequisite: COMM 1315, completion of literature core curriculum requirement, or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Public Relations

Course Description:
Theory, principles and practice of public relations. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advertising Princ & Pract

Course Description:
An overview of the field of advertising, examines the economic, social, legal, ethical and creative nature of advertising. Prerequisite: COMM 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Edit/Copyread

Course Description:
The development and use of printing, type recognition, type harmony, design, preparing editorial material, correcting copy. Prerequisite: COMM 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro Broadcasting

Course Description:
A general introduction to the field of broadcasting including a study of station and network organization and control by law and societal forces. Prerequisite: COMM 1373, COMM 2303 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Production I

Course Description:
An introductory course focusing on the theory and practice of film production including script writing, shooting and editing. Prerequisite: COMM 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2378
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Editing

Course Description:
An introduction to computer-based video-editing techniques. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: European Film

Course Description:
A study of the history and development of film in Europe, including leading figures, technology, film practice and benchmark productions. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 2382
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Japanese Film

Course Description:
A study of the history and development of film in Japan, including leading figures, technology, film practice and benchmark productions, with comparisons to USA. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3130
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Communication Laboratory

Course Description:
Laboratory experience at the University Press, KVLU-FM, or LUTV. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite: COMM 1370, 1307 and 1373 or 2374, or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3161
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Communication Internship

Course Description:
A one hour credit internship requiring only a minimum of 40 hours at the supervised internshipe site. Recommended for those students who cannot devote extensive time on the job. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intercultural Communication

Course Description:
An examination of communication exchange between individuals from different cultures. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studio Recording

Course Description:
Principles and practice of professional studio recording. Prerequisite: COMM 1307, 1318, 1370, 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Public Speaking

Course Description:
An in-depth study of the principles and practices of public presentation. Recommended for majors taking teacher education. Prerequisites: COMM 1315 or student involvement in high school UIL speech competition.

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communicating in Families

Course Description:
An examination of the ways in which family members communicate, make decisions, settle conflicts, and learn to relate to one another in contemporary American culture. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Journal Writing

Course Description:
Writing focused on skills required for magazine and newspaper feature writing and editorial commentary. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interviewing

Course Description:
Theory and practice in the several types of interviews current in the United States including information, employment and persuasive. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Desktop Publishing

Course Description:
Focuses on the use of computer technology to set type, design pages, and create camera-ready copy for newsletters, brochure, advertisements, and other publications. Prerequisite: COMM 1373 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Public Relations Writing

Course Description:
An intensive writing-laboratory course in the production of key public relations materials, including fact sheets, backgrounders, news/press releases, feature stories, brochures and web pages. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Corporate Video Production

Course Description:
Video production in the corporate setting emphasizing the production of corporate informational videos and training tapes. Prerequisite: COMM 1373, Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Psych of TV & Film

Course Description:
Analysis of excerpts from popular TV shows and films probe how fictional characters and situations exemplify the significance of the unconscious to individual psychological growth and interpersonal relationships, using the depth psychology of Freud, Jung, Rank, and Von Franz. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Advertising

Course Description:
Creative strategies and media research in advertising. Prerequisite: COMM 2371 or approval of instructor Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Film

Course Description:
Close reading and analysis landmark American films through storyboarding/visual analysis of classics like Stagecoach, Casablanca, Citizen Kane and The Searchers. Landmark movies of the film noir genre will also be studied.

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Screenwriting

Course Description:
Theory and practice of writing for film and video. COMM 1373 and/or ENGL 1301/02 preferred, but not required. See instructor for description of writing capability. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Theory

Course Description:
Storyboarding and lecture analyze classic theories by Balazs, Arnheim, Bazin, Kracauer, Kuleshov, Pudovkin, and Eisenstein. Film and TV examples include Citizen Kane, Metropolis, Beatles movies, Miami Vice, and Star Trek. Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Production II

Course Description:
Film production course focusing on enhancing skills learned in Film Production I and which introduces students to 16mm sync sound production techniques. Prerequisite: COMM 2376 or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3377
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Cinema

Course Description:
A study of the development of American cinema, including film genres and representative American directors. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3378
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Pop Culture Theories

Course Description:
An introduction to popular culture-based theories with an emphasis on all forms of media. Offered: Spring (odd numbered years), Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Television Prod

Course Description:
Activities in writing, acting, directing, producing, announcing and engineering various types of television production. Prerequisite: COMM 2303, 2374 or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Photo Journalism

Course Description:
Principles of photography applied to the specific area of photojournalism. Each student must have access to a 35mm adjustable camera. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3382
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fiml/TV Genre

Course Description:
Discussion, definition and analysis of genres in film and television. Analysis of philosophical and mythic meaning found in various film genres.

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3383
Credit Hours: 3
Title: TV Field Prod

Course Description:
Principles and practices of editing and post production. Prerequisite: COMM 1373, 2303, 2374, or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3385
Credit Hours: 3
Title: TV Writing & Performing

Course Description:
Familiarization with the overall field of broadcast writing, including a focus on producing individual reports, scripts, and entire newscasts for radio and television. Prerequisite: COMM 1373, 2374 or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 3390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Conflt Mgt and Sml Grp Com

Course Description:
Theory and practice of small group communication and conflict management processes. Emphasis in leadership, conflict management, group problem solving, productivity, and conference planning in corporate and public settings. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, Sophomore standing or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Comm Problems

Course Description:
Problems and topics are analyzed through discussion and research. An extensive research project and report is required. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: COMM 1370, 1307, Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Rhetorical Theory & Criticism

Course Description:
Reading and detailed study of the theories of principal rhetoricians from ancient to modern times. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Exploring & Comm Forgiveness

Course Description:
Study of the interconnectedness of people, understanding of whom one forgives, and how forgiveness is approached, processed, and communicated. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communication Law

Course Description:
An introduction to the legal issues surrounding and affecting communication. Focus is upon Constitutional Bill of Rights conflicts which generate such issues as libel, privacy, fair trail/free press, obscenity, copyright, etc. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Nonverbal Communication

Course Description:
Theory, research, analysis and practice in nonverbal communication. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ethics, Media & Society

Course Description:
Foundations of ethics as a philosophical discipline and integration of moral reasoning to critical issues in communication and mass media. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organizational Communication

Course Description:
An in-depth study of the dominant theories, principles and practices of communication within the organization through an examination of recent qualitative and quantitative research. Departmental capstone course. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, Senior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Human Resource Interviewing

Course Description:
A study of theory, principles and practices of corporate interviewing, including employment, appraisal, correction and negotiation interviews. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, 1373, 3340, Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4342
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communication Management

Course Description:
An investigation of the principles and practices employed by communication managers. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Corporate Training & Develop

Course Description:
A study of learning theories, instructional design, technologies and organizational development practices for application in corporate setting. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, 1373 Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Research Methods Communication

Course Description:
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods specifically applied to communication questions. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credit hours of COMM courses or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communication Internship

Course Description:
Experience in a real world communication industry setting. Student must interview with the instructor prior to registration. Prerequisite: Advanced Junior standing, 3.0 GPA or approval of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Public Relations Cases/Campgns

Course Description:
The study and analysis of historic and current public relations cases and campaigns with emphasis on professional applications. Prerequisite: COMM 3360, Junior standing Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: New Media & Publishing on Web

Course Description:
The study writing and message production in various new media forms that includes all the available platforms from which to publish. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Issues Management Seminar

Course Description:
An in-depth examination of current theory and practice in corporate issues management. Prerequisite: COMM 3360, 4310 or 4383, Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Production III

Course Description:
An advanced course for students to gain knowledge and experience as an independent film producer. Prerequisites: COMM 2376, COMM 3376 Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4378
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Digital Editing

Course Description:
Sophisticated computer-based video editing. Project oriented assignments. Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advertising Campaign Strat

Course Description:
Basic principles of research, planning, budgeting, and presentation for advertising campaigns. Prerequisite: COMM 2371 or approval of instructor Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Political Communication

Course Description:
Study of the theories and concepts of the use of communication, including all available media in the American political system. Emphasis will be given to analysis of campaigns, movements and policital personalities. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4382
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Film Directors

Course Description:
The study of the role of the director in film communication, the ascension of auteur policy and visual and aural styles and themes. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4383
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Persuasion

Course Description:
The psychological and emotional principles involved in influencing individuals and groups. An analysis and practice with the speech devices and techniques in effectively motivating audience reaction. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Communication Theory

Course Description:
An in-depth look at the dominant theories used in the study of human communication. Departmental capstone course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Communication

Course Description:
Selected topics in major areas of communication. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when topic varies. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4396
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Media

Course Description:
Selected topics in major areas of media production (journalism, radio, television, film). May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications
SUBJECT CODE: COMM
Course Number: 4397
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Media Projects

Course Description:
Projects in the areas of journalism, radio, television and film are analyzed through discussion and research. Student will then produce an original film, radio or television show or journalism project. Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Communications

Computer Science (COSC)

SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1172
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Thinking, Speaking, and Writing

Course Description:
The objective of this course is to give students experiences that convey the five main activities of a person working in the area of computer science: reading, listening, thinking, speaking, writing and cooperative interaction. Designed for incoming freshmen. Corequisites: COSC 1173 and COSC 1336 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1173
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Programming Lab

Course Description:
Practical applications of concepts learned in Computer Science 1336 (COSC 1336). Hands-on instruction in programming in an object-oriented language, developing, debugging, and testing programming projects. Corequisites: COSC 1336 and COSC 1172 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1174
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Fundamentals of Computing II Lab

Course Description:
This course is the lab which accompanies COSC 1337. the topics covered include advanced concepts of Java programming, such as inheritance, polymorphism, Graphical and graphics, exceptions, events, etc. Prerequisities: Minimum grade of "B" in COSC 1173 and COSC 1336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Computer Game Develop

Course Description:
An introduction to computer game development. Topics include the history of electornic game development, player motivation, game elements, storytelling, characters, game play, level design, interface design, audio, project management, production, marketing and maintenance. Minimum grade of C.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Programming Fundamentals I

Course Description:
Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing and debugging. This course assumes computer literacy. Corequisite: COSC 1172 and COSC 1173 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1337
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Programming Fundamentals II

Course Description:
Review of control structures and data types with emphasis on structured data types. Applies the object-oriented programming paradigm, focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. Includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering. Prerequisite: At least a "B" in COSC 1336 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Discrete Structures for Computer Science

Course Description:
This course presents the fundamental concepts in discrete structures needed for computer science. These include logic functions proof techniques combinatorics and discrete probability. Prerequisite: MATH 2413

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Microcomputers

Course Description:
The objective of this course is to teach students to solve realistic problems using the most readily available "off-the-shelf" general applications software: word processing, spreadsheets and database systems. The course familiarizes the student with Internet resources. Students learn the basic components of computer systems and networks. (This course may not be taken as a COSC/CPSC elective). Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Microcomputers and Society

Course Description:
This course is an introduction for non majors to what is meant by computer science, the impact on society of computing in the last half century, and the challenges and opportunities for advancement of man created by computer science. There are no prerequisites for the course. This course cannot be used as a CS or CIS elective.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 1381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Game Programming

Course Description:
The objective of the course is to teach students from any discipline to write sofware to design interesting 3-D games that are fun to play. Students will learn how a high level programming language can produce exciting virtual world. Offered: Spring, Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Mobile Computer Game Development

Course Description:
This is an introductory couse in Andriod game development. Prerequisite: COSC 1337 with a minimum grade of B or higher.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Web 2.0

Course Description:
This course is designed to use various Web 2.0 technologies such as social networks, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Subject matter will consist of projects, quizzes, discussions and a portfolio project. This is a project based course and will require several hours of your time each week. Web cam and microphone required. Prerequisite: COSC 1371 or equivalent; or COSC 1381 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Programming Fundamentals III

Course Description:
This course describes applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Prerequisites: COSC 1337 with a minimum grade of "B".

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development I

Course Description:
Student works full-time during the semester for an off-campus enterprise in work that exposes the student to a work environment similar to that which will be encountered upon graduation. Prerequisite: COSC 2336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Scientific Programming

Course Description:
Introduction to numerical methods and mathematical software for scientific computation. Floating point number systems, machine precision, cancellation error, conditioning and stability. Gaussian elimination and matrix decomposition. Numerical integration. Prerequisite: MATH 2413, and MATH 2305, COSC 2336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Organization Assembly Language

Course Description:
This course introduces the computer organization and assembly language. Prerequisite: at least a "B" in COSC 1336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Discrete Structures

Course Description:
This course presents discrete mathematical structures for computer science and mathematics. Topics include: logic and methods of proof, structures of sets and functions, Boolean algebra, recursion, fundamentals of algorithms, permutations and combinations, discrete probability, graphs and trees, randomized search and optimization, and their applications. Prerequisities: MATH 2312 with a minimum grade of "C".

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 2380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development II

Course Description:
Student works full-time during the semester for an off-campus enterprise in work that exposes the student to a work environment similar to that which will be encountered upon graduation. Prerequisite: COSC 2360 and COSC 1337

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Lang Topic

Course Description:
The study of the theory and applications of specialized computer languages and language packages. This course may be repeated for different languages and language packages. This course is an academic elective and will not be counted as a COSC/CPSC elective. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Computer Theory

Course Description:
Preliminary review/introduction of the mathematics and logic for the course. Programs and computable functions, primitive recursive functions, the universal program, Turing machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: COSC 1337 and MATH 2413 with a "C" or better Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Algorithms Design and Analysis

Course Description:
This course is intended as an intermediate course to the design and analysis of algorithms for some of the most frequently encountered combinatorial problems. The course aims to provide familiarity with general algorithmic techniques, performance measures, analysis tools and problem areas. In this course, we will focus on developing an understanding of the algorithmic design process: how to identify the algorithmic needs of an application and apply algorithmic design techniques to solve those problems. The students will also learn how to identify problems for which no exact, efficient algorithm is known. More specifically, topics include: Fundamentals (Basic Programming Model, Data Abstraction, Bags, Queues, and Stacks, Analysis of Algorithms), Sorting (Elementary Sorts, Mergesort, Quicksort, Priority Queues, applications), Searching (Symbol Tables, Binary Search Trees, Balanced Search Trees, Hash Tables, applications), Graphs (Undirected Graphs, Directed Graphs, Minimum Spanning Trees, Shortest Paths), Strings (String Sorts, Tries, Substring Search, Regular Expressions, Data Compression), Context (applications). Prerequisites: COSC 2336 and MATH 2413 with a minimum grade of "C"

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: UNIX/C++

Course Description:
Programming in C ++ in a UNIX environment. Prerequisite: Approval of department chair Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design Programming Languages

Course Description:
The organization of programming languages, especially run-time behavior of programs; the formal study of programming language specification and analysis, and the continued development of problem solution and programming skills. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Web Design/XHTML

Course Description:
Web design with XHTML. The course emphasizes coding at the XHTML level rather than using a WYS/WYG editor. The course also covers information related to WEB design, intellectual property, and the internet. There are no prerequisites. The course may NOT be used as a computer science or computer information sciences elective.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Microcomputer Apps

Course Description:
The objective of this course is to solve advanced problems using the most readily available off-the-shelf general applications software: word processing, spreadsheets, database systems, presentation software, and web-site builders. The goal of the course is to enhance problem solving ability of real world problems using office applications. Prerequisite: COSC 1371 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Digital Media

Course Description:
This is a course for students from all disciplines interested in learning the foundational concepts and basic techniques in digital media production. Topic areas: capturing and editing digital images, capturing and editing digital audio, capturing and editing digital video and interactive multimedia. The course will consist of project based assignments, quizzes and a portfolio project to showcase student work. Prerequisites: COSC 2330; or COSC 1371 or equivalent Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instr Courseware

Course Description:
The course gives an overview of software for instructional purposes including course management (such as Moodle), videoconferencing, image processing, audio and video editing, and presentation methodology. This course cannot be used as a CS or CIS elective. Prerequisite: COSC 1371 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Law and Ethics

Course Description:
This course introduces the ethical style of good writing in computer science and presents the social, legal, philosophical, and economic issues related to computers. Prerequisites: at least a "B" in COSC 1336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development III

Course Description:
Student works full-time during the semester for an off-campus enterprise in work that exposes the student to a work environment similar to that which will be encountered upon graduation. Prerequisite: COSC 2380 and approval of department chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development IV

Course Description:
Student works full-time during the semester for an off-campus enterprise in work that exposes the student to a work environment similar to that which will be encountered upon graduation. Prerequisite: COSC 3350 and approval of department chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of computer science under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4172
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Senior Seminar

Course Description:
Students take exam to measure performance against other seniors in a national standardized exam. In addition, they complete an EXIT survey, discuss job opportunities, the computer industry, and career management. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of computer science under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4272
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Senior Assessment

Course Description:
The one credit hour version of this course called COSC 4172 (Senior Assessment). The objective of COSC 4272 is to assist students in their preparation for searching a permanent position after graduation or in their application for a more advanced graduate degree. It will survey students completing their degrees as part of its assessment obligations by ABET.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of computer science under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Operating Systems

Course Description:
To introduce the major concept areas of operating systems principles develop an understanding of the organization and architecture of computer systems at the register-transfer and programming levels of system description and the inter-relationships between the operating system and the architecture of computer systems. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 with a "C" or better Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship-1

Course Description:
Student works off-campus for at least 20 hours per week for an entire semester. Work must be similar to work done in industry by computer science graduates. Requires approval of department chair.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship-2

Course Description:
Student works off-campus for at least 20 hours per week for an entire semester. Work must be similar to work done in industry by computer science graduates. Requires approval of department chair. Prerequisites: COSC 4305

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Compiler Construction

Course Description:
Formal definition of programming languages, including specifications of syntax, semantics, statements and notations used in the construction of compilers, structure of translators and compilers. Prerequisite: COSC 3304 and MATH 2413 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Simulation Tech

Course Description:
Modeling of business and scientific discrete-even processes. Random number generation techniques, Monte-Carlo simulation, discrete-event and unit time advance algorithms, queuing theory and stochastic models. Introduction to systems simulation and industrial dynamics. Programming assignments in C++ and specialized programming languages for simulation. (GPSS, SIMSCRIPT, SIMULA). Prerequisite: COSC 2336, MATH 3370 Offered: Summer (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Computer Architecture

Course Description:
This course describe in-depth understanding of the inner workings of modern digital computer systems and trade-offs present at the hardware-software interface. (Organization and Assembly language) Prerequisites: COSC 2372 with a minimum grade of a "C"

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Graphics

Course Description:
This is an introductory course in graphics programming using C++ and Microsoft Windows. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 (Data Structure) with a grade of "B" of better, MATH 2413 (Calculus 1) and MATH 3328 (Linear Algebra)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Web Design

Course Description:
This course will build off of the fundamentals of HTML and CSS to teach the student how to build dynamic and engaging websites. The course will cover the standards associated with web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Python. The course will also cover how to implement these technologies in applicable “real-world” situations. The course will consist of projects, quizzes, discussions and a portfolio project. This is a project-based course and will require several hours of a student’s time each week. Prerequisite: COSC 3320 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internet Programming

Course Description:
This course introduced students to the principles behind the design and programming of World Wide Web programming, XHTML scripting, event modeling, CGI, multimedia, XML, and database server software are among the topics presented. Prerequisite: COSC 2336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Game Development I

Course Description:
This is an introductory course in game prgramming using the PC platform. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 and COSC 3306

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Game Development II

Course Description:
Continuation of COSC 4324. Advanced game programming techniques, including 3.D graphics, 3-D audio, game physics and networking for multi-player games. Prerequisite: COSC 4324 with a C or better. Minimum grade of C.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Programming Mobile Devices

Course Description:
This course will cover the beginning topics of Android, and teach basic Android application development using Eclipse Development Environment. It is designed to get the student up to writing apps for Android devices. By the end of the course, the student will be able to write simple GU applications, use built-in widgets and components. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Programming for Graduate Students

Course Description:
A course to prepare beginning graduate students to program a high level language and data structures at a level sufficient to successfully complete programming requirements in graduate courses. The minimum grade is B. Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree in any field.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Network Security

Course Description:
Topics covered include techniques for achieving security in multi-user computer systems and distributed systems, cryptography, intrusion detection, formal models of computer security, electronic mail, and electronic commerce. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Career Development V

Course Description:
Student works full-time during the semester for an off-campus enterprsise in work that exposes the student to a work environment similar to that which will be encountered upon graduation. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 Grade level of "C" and approval of department chair.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Graduate Seminar

Course Description:
Topics include the scientific method and research process, library utilization and components and organization of various types of research papers. Writing exercises on the latter topics. Preparation, formal written report and presentation on a research topic. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled as a graduate student. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Operating Syst

Course Description:
Current research issues and advanced topics involving both the principles and pragmatics of operating systems specification, design and implementation. Study of concurrent processes, support structures for modular programming, resource allocation and protection, telecommunications, networks and distributed processing. Prerequisite: COSC 4302 or equivalent Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Compiler Construct

Course Description:
A general approach to the design of language processors is presented independently of the target machine architecture and the source language. All phases of compilation and interpretation are investigated. Typical projects include implementation of a small compiler or a specialpurpose language. Prerequisite: COSC 3304 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Computer Arch

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to computer architecture, with a special focus on the principles behind contemporary multicore design. It will explore the interaction of hardware and software, and consider the efficient use of hardwareto achieve high performance. Topics will include instruction set architecture, computer arithmetic, processor design, performance measurement and analysis, pipelining, caches and virtual memory, high performance MIPS implementation, parallel processors, and design tradeoffs among cost, performance and complexity. Prerequisite: COSC 4310 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Sim Tech

Course Description:
Modeling of scientific discrete-event processes. Random number generation techniques, Monte-Carlo simulation, discrete-event and unit time advance algorithims, queuing theory and stochastic models. An introduction to systems simulation and industrial dynamics are presented. Programming assignments are in C++ and specialized programming languages for simulation (GPSS, SIMSCRIPT, SIMULA) Prerequisite: COSC 2336, COSC 5313 or equivalent with a minimum grade of B.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Computer Architecture

Course Description:
Advanced topics in computer architecture such as RISC vs CISC, pipelined processors, vector processors, HDLs, language directed architectures and neural nets. Prerequisite: COSC 4310 or COSC 5308 or equivalent and COSC 2336 Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Data Mining

Course Description:
Data models, distributed databases, special databases, statistical databases, database machines, knowledge bases, database design theory and self-documenting databases. Prerequisite: CPSC 5340. Grade level of C.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Topics Artif Intell

Course Description:
Topics include, but are not limited to, knowledge representation, distributed cooperative AI, intelligent tutoring systems and semantic representation in natural language processing. Prerequisite: CPSC 5370 or equivalent Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Analysis of Algorithms

Course Description:
Topics on what can and cannot be proven about computational complexity including algorithm design methodologies. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 or equivalent with a minimum grade of B. Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Logic & Discrete Struc In CS

Course Description:
Topics from logic and discrete mathematics relevant to computer science are presented in order to introduce students to abstraction and formal proofs. The topics include sets, graphs, monoids, groups, discrete probability theory, and predicate calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 2305 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundations Comp Sci

Course Description:
The foundations of computer science are studied in order to give a better understanding of the discipline. Topics include: logic, computational models, formal languages, computability and complexity theory. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Summer (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dsn & Imp Expert Sy

Course Description:
Problems in knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation issues, representation of meta-knowledge, use of statistical measures to limit search of the knowledge base, and knowledge verification. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Compiler Const

Course Description:
An introduction to the major methods used in compiler implementation. The parsing methods of LL(k) are covered as well as finite state methods for lexical analysis, symbol table construction, internal forms for a program, run time storage management for block structured languages and an introduction to code optimization. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 and MATH 2413.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Formal Languages

Course Description:
Data and control abstractions are considered. Advanced control constructs including backtracking and non-determinism are covered. The affects of formal methods for program description are explained. The major methods for proving programs correct are described. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 and COSC 5307 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Graphics

Course Description:
Introduction to computer graphics programming. Topics include graphics programming standards, two-and three-dimensional rendering pipelines, geometric models (including primitives, fonts, curves, and surfaces), affine transformations, orthogonal and perspective views, shading and lighting models, images and texture mapping, interactions and animations. A major project is given encompassing some or all of these concepts. Prerequisite: COSC 4319

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Game Development I

Course Description:
Introduction to the design and implementation of computer games, including real-time graphics, audio and interactive multimedia programming techniques. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 and COSE 4319 with a minimum grade of a C. Minimum Grade B.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Game Development II

Course Description:
Continuation of COSC 5324. Advanced game programming techniques, including 3-D graphics, 3-D audio, game physics and networking for multi-player games. Prerequisite: COSC 5324 with a minimum grade of B Minimum grade of C

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computing Networks

Course Description:
A study of networks of interacting computers. The problems, rationales and possible solutions for distributed databases will be examined. Major national and international protocols including SNA, S.21 and X.25 will be presented. Prerequisite: COSC 4341 and COSC 4302 with a minimum grade of B. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Topics in the Theory of Computation

Course Description:
A survey of formal models for computation. Includes Turing Machines, partial recursive functions, recursive and recursively enumerable sets, and the recursive theorem, abstract complexity theory, program schemes and concrete complexity. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 or COSC 5307 or equivalent with a minimum grade of B.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Software Engineering

Course Description:
Topics not limited to software development methodology, verification and reliability, software quality assurance and productivity, software engineering economics, models and metrics for software management and engineering, human performance engineering and software configuration management and control. Prerequisite: CPSC 5360

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Obj Oriented Database Mgmt Sys

Course Description:
Introduction to object oriented databases. Topics including introduction to object oriented programming, the object-oriented data model, interface for defining and manipulating object oriented databases and other databases. Semantics and changes to the schema, query model, authorization model, architecture and implementation issues. Survey of current object oriented database systems. Prerequisite: CPSC 5340

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Distributed Comp Systems

Course Description:
The study of the characteristics of a collection of autonomous computers linked by a network, with software designed to produce an integrated computing facility that intends to present a transparent virtual machine to application programmers. Prerequisite: COSC 5328 and CPSC 5340 or equivalent or advisor approval

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics

Course Description:
The course focuses on topics current to the field and includes, but is not limited to, areas such as design and construction of computer graphics systems, both software and hardware, the theory and use of color and shading, and algorithms for solid object modeling. Prerequisite: COSC 5321 or equivalent with a minimum grade of B. Offered: Summer (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Simul/Modeling

Course Description:
Current topics in both simulation methodology and applications. Distributed simulation, simulation support tools, object oriented simulation and artificial intelligence and simulation. Prerequisite: COSC 5309, MATH 3370, and MATH 2414 or equivalent Offered: Spring (even numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
Special topics in all areas of Computer Science with emphasis on topics not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of department chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5341
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Prob Solv in High Level Lang

Course Description:
Algorithms, pseudocode, structured techniques of problem solving and program design using high-level programming languages. Data sorting and searching techniques. Object-oriented design. Leveling course not for graduate credit in MSCS degree. Prerequisite: A first programming language, MATH 2305 (Discrete Mathematics), and MATH 2413 or MATH 3370 Offered:

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5342
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sys Design & Prog

Course Description:
Principles of computer systems analysis and design, system hardware and software characteristics. Data representation and programming in assembly language. Computer storage structures, storage allocation and management. Design of typical system programs such as assemblers, compilers and operating systems, addressing techniques and core management, file system design and management. Prerequisite: COSC 5341 (Leveling course not for graduate credit in MSCS degree)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cryptography

Course Description:
Introduction to class Cryptology including a brief history of the subject. Conventional symmetric schemes such as the DES algorithim, public key, cryptosystems, the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, PGP, one-way hash functions are covered. Pre-requisites: MATH 2305 and COSC 2336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Network Security

Course Description:
The course covers fundamental concepts and principals in the areas of ocmputer and network security including public and private key cryptographic algorithims, authentification protocols, hash functions, network access control mechanisms, network attack techniques and methods to defend against them. Prerequisites: COSC 2336, MATH 2305, MATH 2413 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5348
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Network Protocals

Course Description:
The focusof the course is the protocols, algorithims and tools needed to support the development and delivery of advanced network services over netowrks. We will also examine the capabilities provided by emerging ultra-fast netowrk technologies. The course begins with a brief survey of the state of the art in netowrking technology, examines a collection of new and emerging services and applications, and then examines the algorithims, protocols and software entities involved in delivering new services. The course involves both a lecture component and a project component. Projects will consist of hands-on experiments and will typically be executed by small teams (2-3 people). Prerequisites: Networks (COSC 5328) or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Parallel Algorithms

Course Description:
Taxonomy of parallel computers, shared-memory vs. message-passing architectures, theoretical models, parallel algorithm design strategies, parallel data structures, automatic parallelization of sequential programs, communication, synchronization and granularity. Prerequisite: COSC 5313 or equivalent

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intern-Grad Students

Course Description:
This course provides practical experience with a company engaged in work related to a career in computer science. The purpose is career development before graduation. The course requires that the student obtain permission for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) from the International Student Office. Prerequisite: Approval of department chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship-2

Course Description:
A continuation of COSC 5360 for a second semester. Prerequisite: Approval of department chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5369
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Project

Course Description:
Independent study and research of a specific problem in a field of computer science or its application. A report is required defining the problem and developing a solution. The work may be supervised by any member of the graduate faculty. The project may be done by a team and must include an oral defense before a graduate committee of at least 3 graduate faculty members. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 27 hours of graduate computer science credit including COSC 5100 with grades of A or B; prior approval of written plan by the faculty supervisor and by the computer science departement chair. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Independent research of a specific problem in a field of computer science. The work will be supervised by a member of the graduate faculty of the Computer Science Department. To be scheduled only with the consent of the department. Six hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Independent research of a specific problem in a field of computer science. The work will be supervised by a member of the graduate faculty of the Computer Science Department. To be scheduled only with the consent of the department. Six hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: COSC
Course Number: 5402
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Pattern Rec/Image

Course Description:
Principles and pragmatics of pattern recognition, digital image processing and analysis. Statistical pattern recognition: complete vs. incomplete approach (via supervised vs. unsupervised learning). Structural pattern recognition. Image processing: image acquisition and digitization, making decisions based upon the available features. Image segmentation (by clustering, textured images, range images and multispectral images) and registration. Prerequisite: CPSC 5370 and advanced statistics

Department Description: Computer Science

Computer Information Science (CPSC)

SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 2371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hypermedia/Electronic Print

Course Description:
The study of the nonlinear presentation of information. Current hardware and software used in the electronic production of digital documents are introduced. Authoring systems, user interfaces, and navigation will be presented. Prerequisites: COSC 1371

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 3316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals Bioinformatics I

Course Description:
An introduction to the computable issues in biology. Assignments will focus on gaining competency in the use of bioinformatics applications, algorithm design, Perl programming, protein structure modeling, and genome annotation. Topics will include fundamental biological, mathematical and algorithmic models underlying bioinformatics; sequence analysis, database search, gene prediction, molecular structure comparison and prediction, phylogenetic trees, high throughput biology, massive datasets; applications in molecular biology and genetics; use and extension of common bioinformatics tools. Prerequisites: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, and either COSC 2336, and COSC 3304 Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Data Communication & Computer Networks

Course Description:
Study of problems and limitations associated with interconnecting computers by communication networks. Network architecture, signals, message and packet switching networks, network topology, routing, flow control, capacity assignment, protocols, coding and multiplexing. Prerequisite: COSC 2336, MATH 2413 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Network System Administration

Course Description:
Topics include system security, shell programming, setting up user accounts, system configuration, system startup, management of file systems and disks, and backup and restore operations. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals Bioinformatics II

Course Description:
This course covers the more advanced computational problems and the computational methods for managing and analyzing information about the sequence, structure, pattern and function of data mining. Furthermore, students will learn many of the popular tools for performing bioinformatics analysis and will also be introduced to the thinking that drives the algorithms. A capstone project will be given at the end of the semester. COSC 3316: Introduction to Bioinformatics. Offered:

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Topics in Networks

Course Description:
Topics will change to keep pace with changes in the field. The course will include topics from personal communication systems, mobile computing, gigabit network protocols, routing, optical computing, and multimedia. Prerequisite: CPSC 3320 Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Forensics

Course Description:
The fundamental concepts of computer and network forensics are presented. The basic procedures to perform intrusion signatue analysis and response, and the useful forensics tools to discover and analyze digital evidence are discussed. Case studies are used. Prerequisites: Data Structures (COSC 2336)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Android Programming

Course Description:
This is an introductory course in Android programming. Topics include history of Android, hardware, development tools, text-based applications, multi-media applications, accessing the Internet from an application, and user interface design. Minimum passing grade of “C” for Computer Science majors.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Android Programming

Course Description:
This is an advanced course in Android programming. Topics include design, marketing, custom Views, 3D graphics, SMS, text-to-speech, advanced application preferences, View animation, background processing and network programming. Minimum passing grade of “C” for Computer Science majors. Prerequisites: completion of CPSC 4326 Android Programming with a grade of “C” or better.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Real Time System

Course Description:
This course covers real-time scheduling algorithims and schedulability analysis. It also presents forma analysis and verification of real-time systems. Prerequisites: Data Structures (COSC 2336).

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multimedia Processing

Course Description:
Television style viewing and sound interfacing to computer systems. Software and architectural interconnection requirements of digital interactive video and audio technology, graphical user interface. Definition, examples, application, review of major implementations, and architecture of hypertext systems. Voice technology: synthesis, recognition and response. Student projects. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Database Design

Course Description:
Logical and physical database system organization; logical models; design issues; secondary storage considerations. Design issues emphasizing the normal decomposition theory of the n-ary relational data model, the RM/T model and an introduction to logical implementations of databases. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 and MATH 3328. Minimum Grade Level C for each course. Offered: Fall, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Software Engineering

Course Description:
Systems analysis, software requirements analysis and definition, specification techniques, software design methodologies, performance measurement, validation and verification and quality assurance techniques. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Grade level of "C" Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Artificial Intelligence

Course Description:
Introduction to concepts and ideas in artificial intelligence. Topics include search techniques, knowledge representation, control strategies and advanced problem-solving architecture. Prerequisite: COSC 2336 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 4375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Machine Learning

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to machine learning, the study of how to make a machine change its actions automatically to improve its performance. Minimum passing grade of “C” for Computer Science majors. Prerequisites: knowledge of a high-level programming language.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Comp Aided Geo Design

Course Description:
Mathematical techniques for the definition and manipulation of curves and surfaces. Coon¿s patches, Bezier Curves, B-splines, beta-splines, integration into various graphics rendering models, and computer-aided design systems are among the possible topics. Prerequisites: COSC 5321 or equivalent Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Topics in Networks

Course Description:
Study of problems and limitations associated with interconnecting computers by communication networks. Quality of service, message and packet switching networks, network topology, routing, flow control, capacity assignment, protocols, wireless technology. Prerequisites: COSC 4302 and COSC 5328 with a minimum grade of B. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Android Programming

Course Description:
This is an introductory course in Android programming. Topics include history of Android, hardware, development tools, text-based applications, multi-media applications, accessing the Internet from an application, and user interface design. Prerequisites: None (prior experience with Java is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Android Programming

Course Description:
This is an advanced course in Android programming. Prerequisites: CPSC 5326 with a grade of “C” or better.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Real Time Systems

Course Description:
This course emphasizes two main real-time topics: Real-time scheduling algorithims and schedulability analysis, and formal analysis and verification of real-time systems. It is recommended that students be familiar with symbolic logic and programming languages such as Java or C++ Prerequisites: COSC 2336

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Multimedia Processing

Course Description:
Television style viewing and sound interfacing to computer systems. Software and architectural interconnection requirements of digital interactive video and audio technology. Graphical user interface. Definition, examples, application, review of major implementations, and architecture of multimedia systems. Voice technology: synthesis, recognition and response. Student projects. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 or equivalent with a mimimum grade of B. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Wireless Sensor Networks

Course Description:
Introduction to the state-of-the-art development in low-power embedded sensor networks. Standards, protocols, and applications of wireless sensor networks, including TinyOS, medium access control protocol, routing protocol, data query and aggregation, and localization will be introduced. Important security issues of wireless sensor networks such as secure localization and key management schemes will also be introduced. Offered: Summer (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Database Design

Course Description:
Introductory course on database design. It covers the architecture of database system organization; relational models; entity-relationship models; secondary storage; security issues and normal forms and decomposition theories. A course project is required. Prerequisite: Data Structures (COSC 2336) Offered: Fall, Summer

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Expert Systems

Course Description:
Theory and programming of expert systems. Introduction to a particular expert system, pattern matching, control techniques, efficiency in rule-based language, and expert system examples. A student term project is assigned. Prerequisites: COSC 2336, COSC 4310.

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Software Engineering

Course Description:
Systems analysis, software requirements analysis and definition, specification techniques, software design methodologies, performance measurement, validation and verification and quality assurance techniques. Programming in an object oriented language. Prerequisites: COSC 2336 and COSC 4302 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Artificial Intelligence

Course Description:
Introduction to concepts and ideas in artificial intelligence. Topics include search techniques, knowledge representation, control strategies and advanced problem-solving architecture. Prerequisites: A high level programming language and COSC 2336 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Computer Science
SUBJECT CODE: CPSC
Course Number: 5375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Machine Learning

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to machine learning, the study of how to make a machine change its actions automatically to improve its performance. In addition, graduate students need to present a research paper. Prerequisites: knowledge of a high-level programming language

Department Description: Computer Science

Criminal Justice (CRIJ)

SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Criminal Justice

Course Description:
History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations; crime defined; its nature and impact; overview of criminal justice system; law enforcement; court system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 1306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Court Systems and Practice

Course Description:
The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of the American court system; prosecution, right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules of evidence; sentencing. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 1310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Course Description:
Study of criminal law, its philosophical and historical development and concepts, classifications and elements of crime, penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations, and criminal responsibility. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 2301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Comm Resources in Corrections

Course Description:
An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 2313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Correction Systems & Practices

Course Description:
Corrections in the criminal justice system; organization of correctional systems; correctional role; institutional operations; alternatives to institutionalization; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 2314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Investigation

Course Description:
Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 2328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Police Systems & Practices

Course Description:
The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Criminal Law

Course Description:
In-depth examination of principles of substantive criminal law with emphasis on Texas penal statutes and case law. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Course Description:
Skills and attitudes needed by the criminal justice professional to successfully interact with clients and colleagues. Personal planning; time management; communication skills; win-win problem solving techniques. Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Class Race and Gender

Course Description:
Role of social class, race and gender in the etiology and control of crime. Injustices within the criminal justice system and broader society. Cultural sensitivity. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Procedures & Evidence

Course Description:
In-depth examination of laws of criminal procedure with emphasis upon Texas procedural laws; rules of evidence; recent state and federal case law in fields of criminal procedure and evidence. Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Crime and Criminals

Course Description:
American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends; liberal and conservative views of the crime problem and policy implications; crime prevention. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Behavior

Course Description:
An examination of the typologies of criminal behavior. Psychological issues related to criminality and deviance will be presented. Topics include offender motivation, psychopathy, serial murder, sex offenders and career criminals. Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Correctional Counseling

Course Description:
Basic counseling techniques for dealing with troubled individuals. Communication skills; crisis intervention. Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Counseling Practice

Course Description:
Supervised counseling practice in a criminal justice setting. Pre or co-requisite: CRIJ 3320 Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Juvenile Justice System

Course Description:
A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 3380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Correctional Law

Course Description:
Legal aspects of correction; rights of the convicted. Laws governing correctional officers and facilities. Legal liabilities in correctional activities. Offered: Spring (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Directed Studies/Criminal Just

Course Description:
Individual study with an instructor in an area of mutual interest. May be repeated for credit when the designated topics are varied. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Directed Studies in CJ

Course Description:
Individual study with an instructor in an area of mutual interest. May be repeated for credit when the designated topics are varied. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Legal Research/Brief Writing

Course Description:
Preparation of appellate brief on assigned point of law; presentation of appellate oral argument. Offered: Spring (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Studies in CJ

Course Description:
Individual study with an instructor in an area of mutual interest. May be repeated for credit when the designated topics are varied. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Social Justice

Course Description:
Theories of justice; relationship of justice to freedom and democracy; injustices in social class, gender, and race relationships. Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ethical Issues

Course Description:
An examination of selected ethical issues and problems confronting criminal justice professionals. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Serial Murder

Course Description:
This course will examine the topic of murder from a criminological perspective. Special attention will be paid to extreme forms of murder, such as, serial murder, cult killings, hate-motivated murders, and mass murders. Throughout this course we shall also examine multiple murders in the past, present, and future. Finally, this class will provide a critical analysis of the manner in which serial murder has been depicted by the popular media.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Contemp Issues in Crim Justice

Course Description:
Current topics in criminal justice. May be repeated for credit when the topic is varied. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: White-Collar Crime

Course Description:
This course will examine the history and current states of white-collar crime. Theoretical explanations of white-collar crime and its control are discussed.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Seminar/Correctional Programs

Course Description:
Overview of programs in institutional and non-institutional agencies; examination of such programs based upon various correctional theories. Offered: Fall (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Responses to Crime

Course Description:
A study of contemporary thought on crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system using critical analysis of recently written materials as a source for research, discussion, and student seminar. Prerequisite: Junior standing Offered: Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Incarceration

Course Description:
A study of the history, development, and current status of corrections in the federal sector. Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Police Problems

Course Description:
Advanced analysis of major contemporary police problems from various perspectives. Examination of current issues in policing. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organized Crime

Course Description:
This course is an in-depth overview of the social structure and organizational factors leading to the development of international organized criminal activity. The nature and structure of these crimes are introduced and discussed.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Justice App

Course Description:
Application of principles learned in the classroom to a non-classroom setting. Requirements for this course may by satisfied through a special project or internship. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Violence

Course Description:
This course is an in-dept overview of current and comprehensive perspectives that investigate major topics, theories, and controversies within the field of criminal violence, victimization and social control of violence.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Justice Admn

Course Description:
Problems and issues in the administration of criminal justice organizations. Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Conflict Resolution

Course Description:
Elements of conflict, from interpersonal to international. Concepts and skills needed to intervene in conflict situations; mediation techniques. Emphasis on situations confronting criminal justice officials. Offered: Fall (even numbered years)

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Justice Research

Course Description:
An examination of the research methodologies used in the evaluation of crime and criminal justice systems. The fundamentals of research design, interpretation, and communication of results will be provided. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: CJ System & Policy

Course Description:
A critical review and analysis of the role of governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the prevention, control and punishment of crime and delinquency. An emphasis is placed on policy analysis and recommendations for change.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Theoretical Foundations

Course Description:
A comprehensive overview of various theoretical approaches to the understanding of crime and delinquency, including selected biological, psychological, sociological, legal and/or political theories.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Constitutional Law

Course Description:
This course provides in-depth, graduate-level analysis of the history, structure, and content of the United State Constitution and focuses on specific constitutional amendments, doctrines, and landmark Supreme Court cases as they relate to criminal justice and criminal justice professionals. Particular emphasis is given to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Correctional Systems

Course Description:
This course covers the history and evolving ideology of confinement. Topics included are prison architecture, management and security levels, the development of the modern super prison, prison labor, chain gangs, crowding, women’s and men’s prisons, life in prison, prison culture and inmate social structure, prison riots, violence in prison, geriatric and mentally ill inmates, inmates who are ill particularly those with AIDS.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Homeland Security

Course Description:
This course seeks to examine the history of terrorism and its manifestations in the contemporary world. It examines issues of nationalistic terrorism, religious terrorism and domestic and special interest group terrorism. The course concludes with an examination of the political and ethical implications of the “global war on terror” and homeland security.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Serial Murder

Course Description:
Murder, and serial murder in particular, is one of the most frightening types of crimes imaginable. Fortunately, it is an extremely rare occurrence. Nevertheless, criminologist, sociologist, and psychologists have long been interested in the psychology of multiple murderers and how their behaviors affect the social fabric of society. This course focuses on serial murderers, their methods, and their madness.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Planning & Evaluation

Course Description:
An indepth examination of information gathering and analysis; planning and evaluation. Emphasis on the analytical tools useful in criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in research methods, an undergraduate course in statistics, and competence in the use of personal computers.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Quantitative Methods in Criminology

Course Description:
Coding and analysis of research data, the application of statistical methods common to criminology, and the presentation of research findings to policy makers.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Crim Just Studies

Course Description:
Includes an analysis of contemporary issues in the understanding, prevention, and control of crime and delinquency both domestically and globally. A student may repeat the course for credit as an elective when the area of study varies.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Criminal Justice Leadership

Course Description:
Application of leadership theory and development of management skills important to criminal justice agencies. Personnel practices, organizational behavior, and decision-making models will be reviewed in context with positive leadership traits.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Application of leadership theory and development of management skills important to criminal justice agencies. Personnel practices, organizational behavior, and decision-making models will be reviewed in context with positive leadership traits.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required six hours.

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just
SUBJECT CODE: CRIJ
Course Number: 5601
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Applied Project in Criminology

Course Description:
A major practical project integrating the students course work, previous experience and professional goals. May take the form of a supervised internship, applied research or professional project. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor

Department Description: Sociology, Soc Work, Crim Just

College Readiness Math (CRMA)

SUBJECT CODE: CRMA
Course Number: 0072
Credit Hours: 0
Title: NCBO MAth

Course Description:
A major practical project integrating the students course work, previous experience and professional goals. May take the form of a supervised internship, applied research or professional project. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor

Department Description: College Readiness-Math
SUBJECT CODE: CRMA
Course Number: 0370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: College Readiness Pre-Algebra

Course Description:
The improvement of basic math skills. The course is required of all students who do not pass the math component of a college readiness test. The course is a prerequisite for CRMA 0371. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: College Readiness-Math
SUBJECT CODE: CRMA
Course Number: 0371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: College Readiness Algebra I

Course Description:
The improvement of basic algebraic skills. The course is required of all students who do not pass the math component of a college readiness test. The course is a prerequisite for CRMA 0372. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: College Readiness-Math
SUBJECT CODE: CRMA
Course Number: 0372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: College Readiness Algebra II

Course Description:
The improvement of intermediate algebraic skills. The course is a prerequisite for MATH 1314 or MATH 1324. This course does not satify the general degree requirements for mathematics. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: College Readiness-Math

College Readiness Reading (CRRE)

SUBJECT CODE: CRRE
Course Number: 0371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: College Readiness Reading

Course Description:
The improvement of basic reading skills as required by the state's Success Initiative Plan. The course is required of all students who do not pass the reading component of a college readiness test. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: College Readiness-Reading

College Readiness Writing (CRWT)

SUBJECT CODE: CRWT
Course Number: 0371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: College Readiness Writing

Course Description:
The improvement of basic composition skills as required by the state's Success Initiative Plan. The course is a prerequisite to ENGL 1301 for all students who do not pass the writing component of a college readiness test. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: College Readiness-Writing

Civil Engineering (CVEN)

SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 1101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Introduction to Civil Engineering

Course Description:
This is a project based introductory course in engineering that focuses specifically on the civil engineering discipline. Students in this course will conduct a variety of experiments that will explore some of the physical phenomenon in civil engineering systems. The experiments will cover concepts in energy conservation, impact and momentum attenuation, velocity and acceleration, optimization, and vehicle fuel consumption. Design concepts will also be covered and physically implemented with the use of AutoCad and a 3D printer. In addition, the students will be introduced to technical writing, professional ethics, and poster creation. Students will work cooperatively in teams and be required to present some of their findings with power point.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 2270
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Surveying

Course Description:
Introduction to the basic principles of surveying. Use of equipment for measurement of horizontal and vertical distances and angles. Field practice and calculations associated with design and layout of highway curves including vertical and horizontal alignments. Transition spirals. Error Analysis. Computer used in calculations. Prerequisite: INEN 1101 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 2301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Statics

Course Description:
Statics of particles and rigid bodies. Use is made of basic physics, calculus and vector algebra. Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 2372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Mechanics of Solids

Course Description:
Effect of loads on deformable bodies, Uniaxial and biaxial stress-strain relationships and Indeterminate systems. Study of stresses due to axial, torsional and bending effects. Bucking of columns. Introduction to design. Prerequisite: CVEN 2301 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Engineering Material Systems

Course Description:
Principles/techniques for investigating properties and behavior of engineering members and materials using experimental methods. Consideration of design parameters. Prerequisite: CVEN 2372 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3290
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Engineering Probability and Statistics

Course Description:
Principles of systems analysis utilized for solving civil engineering problems. Application of probability, statistics, and regression analysis to the engineering design process. Specific examples in civil engineering taken under consideration. Course title and description may vary when taught as a CE Elective. Prerequisite: CVEN 2372 and MATH 3435 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Water Chemistry in Environmental Engineering

Course Description:
Introduction to the hydrologic cycle and the chemistry and microbiology of the natural aquatic environment. Emphasis is on the physical, chemical and biological characterization of water and wastewater systems in relation to man's environment. Laboratory work is in the physical, chemical and biological analysis of water and wastewater. Minimum grade of "C" required to pass course. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Analysis

Course Description:
Analysis of loading for bridges and buildings. Effects of moving loads using influence lines. Shear and bending moment diagrams. Analysis of indeterminate structures. Introduction to structural design. Investigation of frames, girders and bents. Prerequisite: CVEN 2372 and MATH 3301 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulics

Course Description:
Basic principles of fluid flow. Friction and drag studies. Calibration and design of flow measuring devices. Flow characteristics of open and closed conduits. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Prerequisite: MEEN 2302 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Hydrology

Course Description:
Precipitation, surface water, infiltration, and sub-surface water. Analysis of rainfall and runoff data. Collection studies. Hydraulics of wells. Net storm rain; peak discharge and flood runoff. Corequisite: MEEN 2302 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Water & Wastewater Treatment

Course Description:
General survey of environmental engineering covering water supply and sanitary sewerage treatment systems. Design of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. Prerequisite: CVEN 3310, CVEN 3350 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 3390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Geo-technical Engineering

Course Description:
Basic principles of soil behavior under load. Soil properties and classification. Study of hydraulics as applied to soil mechanics. Prerequisite: INEN 1101 ; Corequisite: CVEN 2372, MEEN 2302 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Seminar

Course Description:
Discussion of ethical, professional, and technical topics related to the practice of civil engineering. Presentation of oral and written reports. Prerequisite: Senior standing Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4212
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Civil Engr Systems Design Proj

Course Description:
Plan, design, and analysis of a civil engineering system or project; an integrated and realistic group project is utilized which involves numerous major aspects of the civil engineering profession. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Prerequisite: CVEN 3370, CVEN 3390 ; Corequisite: CVEN 4380 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stress Analysis & Matl System

Course Description:
Methods of statically indeterminate structural analysis including consistent deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution; introduction of stiffness and flexibility methods using matrix algebra, theory of arches, cables, cylindrical structures using classical and energy methods. Prerequisite: CVEN 3340 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Dynamics

Course Description:
Structural dynamics is an upper level engineering course covering fundamental topics on the analysis of single and multiple degree of freedom civil engineering systems under dynamic loading, ground accelerations, and blast loadings. The formulation of the second order ordinary differential equation of motion will be discussed and a variety of mathematical techniques used to solve accelerating inertial systems will be discussed; some topics include Laplace and Fourier transforms, convolution integral, modal and spectral matrices, Rayleigh Ritz method, and the central difference methods for numerical analysis. An introduction to spectral analysis and earthquake design will also be discussed, which includes concepts in pseudo acceleration and equivalent lateral design loads for base shear. Although this course focuses on structural engineering applications, the basic principles and techniques learned there can be applied to other types of vibrating systems: aerospace vehicles, satellites, vibrating machinery, etc.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Civil Engineering System Design Project (I)

Course Description:
The first course of two senior design project courses providing a major design experience before graduation. Topics include project planning, conceptual design, data collection, and code interpretation of a civil engineering project in a tem environment. Application of civil engineering principles in a selected civil engineering field. Development of projects proposals. Prerequisites: CVEN 3200, CVEN 3390 and "C" or better. Corequisites: CVEN 4380

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Civil Engineering System Design Project (II)

Course Description:
The second of two senior design project courses providing a major design experience which is to provide senior students the experience of performing comprehensive designs to address the needs of a realistic civil engineering project. This process includes the identification of the engineering goal, scoping and planning of the project, evaluation of viable alternatives, design of engineering components, cost analysis and assessment of social & environmental impacts. Topics include enhanced design process, application of specialty software, material selection, economical evaluation, and technical communication with professionals. Written preparation and oral presentation of the final project report is required. Prerequisites: CVEN 4312 with a minimum grade of a "C" or better.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Project Management

Course Description:
Principles governing the effective and efficient management of engineering projects including the application of comprehensive planning, scheduling, and cost estimation procedures. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Prerequisite: Senior standing Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Mechanics

Course Description:
Structural Mechanics is an upper level engineering mechanics course that focuses on the analysis of statically indeterminate coplanar beams, frames, and trusses. This course provides students with the theory behind many of the structural computer programs used in industry. After completing this course, the student will be able to solve for internal forces in statically indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses. These “hand” solutions are often compared to computer generated output from commercial software to ensure the analysis completed without error. The objective of this course is to introduce students to two different methods of analyses; force method and displacement method of analysis. In addition, this course will aim to provide students with the basic tools needed to take more advanced courses like structural dynamics, non-linear structural mechanics, and finite element modeling. This course will focus on the following topics: internal and external force equilibrium, internal force diagrams, virtual work, qualitative structural analysis, force method of analysis, displacement method of analysis, influence lines, introduction to structural dynamics and non-linear structural mechanics.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundation Engineering

Course Description:
The practice of geotechnical engineering: subsurface explorations; geotechnical analysis and design of shallow footings, deep foundations, and retaining structures; stability of earth slopes, and soil improvement. Prerequisite: CVEN 3390 ; Corequisite: CVEN 4380 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Geotechnical Analysis

Course Description:
Advanced topics for foundation and geotechnical design and analysis. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: CVEN 3390, CVEN 4340 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulic Engineering

Course Description:
Continuation of CVEN 3350-Hydraulics I emphasizing practical design applications of basic fluid mechanics principles in fluid measurement, machinery, closed conduit flow, open channel flow and hydraulic transients. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Prerequisite: CVEN 3350 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Environmental Engr System

Course Description:
Advanced topics in environmental engineering. Typical topics may include solid waste management, fundamentals and control strategy of air pollutants, advanced water and wastewater treatment, industrial waste treatment, hazardous waste management and research topics in environmental science and engineering. Maybe repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: CVEN 3310, CVEN 3370 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulic & Hydrological Model

Course Description:
Advanced topics in hydraulic and hydrological models for water resource engineering system design and analysis. It may include models for watershed hydrological and floodplain hydraulic analysis, and also models for urban stormwater drainage system design and analysis. May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Prerequisite: CVEN 3350;Corequisite: 3360, 4350 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Transportation Engineering

Course Description:
An introduction to principles of transportation engineering with focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. Covers fundamental concepts and principles that guide road design, as well as movement and control of vehicular traffic; specifically, geometric design, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, and traffic signal operations. This course is designed for upper level undergraduate students and first-year graduate students. Prerequisites: Basic undergraduate calculus and statistics courses. Knowledge of MATLAB is preferred but not required Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Aided Design

Course Description:
Introduction of graphical computer-aided techniques to design various civil engineering systems. It may include introduction of AutoCAD and MicroStation, and also introduction of geographical information system (GIS - ArcView or Arc/Info) to analyze spatial data for feasibility study. May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Prerequisite: Junior and Senior Standing Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Reinforced Concrete Design

Course Description:
The design of structural concrete members based upon working stress and strength design methods. Study of standard specifications. Introduction to pre-stressed concrete. Prerequisite: CVEN 3340 Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 4390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Steel Design

Course Description:
The design of buildings and bridge components according to standard specifications. Application of load and resistance factor and allowable stress design methods. Introduction to plastic design of steel structures. Prerequisite: CVEN 3340 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5212
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Civil Engineering Design Proj

Course Description:
Planning, design, and analysis of a civil engineering system or project; an integrated and realistic group projectis utilized which involves numerous major aspects of the civil engineering profession. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Structural Analysis

Course Description:
Review for methods of statically indeterminate structural analysis including constant deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution; introduction of stiffness and flexibility methods using matrix algebra, theories of arches, cables, cylindrical structures using classical and energy methods. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Aided Design

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Bridge Design

Course Description:
The course is a graduate course on the design of bridge structures. It is intended for students who have completed basic indeterminate structural analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. The topics in this course include history, development and classification of bridges, use of AASHTO LRFD Specification for the design of superstructure and substructure of straight simple and continuous I-girder type bridges, rating of existing bridges and a full design of a bridge project. Prerequisites: CVEN 4380 Concrete Design and CVEN 4390 Steel Design

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cost Opt & Schedul Engineering

Course Description:
Includes the mathematics of cost comparisons, profitability, productivity, and optimization with emphasis on engineering project scheduling, cost estimation, and control. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Concrete Design

Course Description:
Analysis and design of concrete members based upon working stress and strength design methods. Consideration given to pre-stressing or post-stressing of beams and structural components. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Structural Dynamics

Course Description:
Structural dynamics is an upper level engineering course covering fundamental topics on the analysis of single and multiple degree of freedom civil engineering systems under dynamic loading, ground accelerations, and blast loadings. The formulation of the second order ordinary differential equation of motion will be discussed and a variety of mathematical techniques used to solve accelerating inertial systems will be discussed: some topics include Laplace and Fourier transforms, convolution integral, modal and spectral matrices, Rayleigh Ritz method, and the central difference method for numerical analysis. An introduction to spectral analysis and earthquake design will also be discussed, which includes concepts in pseudo acceleration and equivalent lateral design loads for base shear. Although this course focuses on structural engineering applications, the basic principles and techniques learned here can be applied to other types of vibrating systems: aerospace vehicles, satellites, vibrating machinery, etc.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fluid Mechanics

Course Description:
Fluid statics, fundamentals of fluid motion, systems and control volumes, basic laws, irrotational flow, similitude and dimensional analysis, incompressible viscous flow, boundary layer theory and an introduction to compressible flow. Vector methods will be employed. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulic Analysis/Model

Course Description:
Design considerations of hydraulic systems including closed and open channel flow together with related hydraulic accessories. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Materials Engineering Sys

Course Description:
The nature and properties of materials used in civil engineering such as structural metals, concrete, timber, composites and bituminous materials. The engineering application and performance of materials are emphasized. Various properties and behavior of engineering materials are investigated by laboratory experimentation. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stress Analysis & Matl System

Course Description:
A study of solid mechanics and/or building/hydraulic systems related to the performance of different materials such as soils, metals, timber, masonry, and composites under various loading conditions. Consideration of construction and environmental effects. Topics may include, if applicable, unsymmetrical sections, shear center, curved beams, torsion of noncircular cross sections, strain energy, virtual work, plasticity, fatigue, and introduction to the theory of elasticity. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Project Management

Course Description:
Principles governing the effective and efficient management of engineering projects including the application of comprehensive planning, scheduling, and cost estimation procedures. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Structural Mechanics

Course Description:
Structural Mechanics is an upper level engineering mechanics course that focuses on the analysis of statically indeterminate coplanar beams, frames, and trusses. This course provides students with the theory behind many of the structural computer programs used in industry. After completing this course, the student will be able to solve for internal forces in statically indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses. These “hand” solutions are often compared to computer generated output from commercial software to ensure the analysis completed without error. The objective of this course is to introduce students to two different methods of analyses; force method and displacement method of analysis. In addition, this course will aim to provide students with the basic tools needed to take more advanced courses like structural dynamics, non-linear structural mechanics, and finite element modeling. This course will focus on the following topics: internal and external force equilibrium, internal force diagrams, virtual work, qualitative structural analysis, force method of analysis, displacement method of analysis, influence lines, introduction to structural dynamics and non-linear structural mechanics.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Steel Design

Course Description:
Analysis and design of structural members using steel. Consideration is given to elastic and inelastic buckling in beams and columns due to local, flexural, torsional and torsional flexural action. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Models in Hydro Systems

Course Description:
Analysis of basin hydrology, steamflow frequency, and water surface profiles, introduction to wave machines and hydrological transport processes including water quality simulation in hydrodynamic systems (oceans, estuaries,lakes/reservoirs, rivers/streams, storm water control facilities). May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Air Pollution

Course Description:
Pollutant sources, emissions and transport. Air pollution control methods. Particulate collection theory, gaseous pollutant removal theory. Atmospheric sampling and analysis methods. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydrologic Analysis

Course Description:
Overview of hydrological models, hydrological design and hydrodynamic processes in bodies of water (rivers/streams, oceans, estuaries, inland lakes, and reservoirs); energy and momentum transfer through a water surface; standing or progressive waves; salt water and fresh water interaction; wind effects of stratification and circulations; analysis of stratified flow and density currents; selective withdrawal; turbulent wind mixing. Consideration of environmental effects. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Numerical & Computer Mthd Stru

Course Description:
Matrix and computer methods applied to analysis and design of trusses, beams, and frames. Consideration of CAD techniques. May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Theory of Structures

Course Description:
Investigation and design of facilities under static, hydraulic, dynamic, and/or hazardous loading conditions. Principles of ultimate strength and plastic design theories. Consideration of environmental effects and safety factors for various temporary and/or permanent loading situations. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5329
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Water Supply & Treatment

Course Description:
An investigation of the chemistry of water treatment processes including the study of treatment process selection and associated design parameters. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Biologic Wastewater Treatment

Course Description:
Principles of treatment for domestic and industrial wastewaters with emphasis on process kinetics and biological action. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro in Composite Structures

Course Description:
Mechanics and technology of composite materials and applications of composites in structures. Structure-properties dependencies and design of composite materials. Stress and strength analysis and optimization for typical composite structures. Beams, plates and shells made from composites. Mechanics of effectively anisotropic bodies. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5338
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Solid Waste Management

Course Description:
A study of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal systems. Investigation of the reclamation of resources by multiple use, reuse and improvement of existing sources to meet quality requirements. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundation Engineering

Course Description:
The practice of geotechnical engineering: subsurface explorations; geotechnical analysis and design of shallow footings, deep foundations, and retaining structures; stability of earth slopes, and soil improvement. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5343
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Industrial Waste Treatment

Course Description:
Procedures for analysis of the industrial waste problem, methods of collecting experimental data and process design for required treatment. Case studies and special laboratory problems for translating experimental data to prototype design. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stat Principal Engineering Sys

Course Description:
Review of engineering data types and its treatment/presentation for inferences. Specific topics include: descriptive statistics, probability density functions, sampling distribution, hypothesis test, confidence interval, linear and curvilinear regressions, analysis of variance, design of experiment and statistical quality control. Examples of the application of statistics in civil and environmental engineering will be emphasized. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulic Engineering Systems

Course Description:
Continuation of CVEN 3350Hydraulics I emphasizing practical design applications of basic fluid mechanics principles in fluid measurement, machinery, closed conduit flow, open channel flow and hydraulic transients. Presentation of oral and written design reports. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Unit Oper Environmental Engr

Course Description:
Theory of fluid and slurry movement under gravity and pressure systems, mixing processes, coagulation and flocculation of chemical treatment, separatory processes including flotation and sedimentation, and gas transfer and absorption of the biological systems. Selected laboratory assignments for model studies of these unit operations. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Geotech Engr Analysis/Lab

Course Description:
Evaluation of strength parameters and compressibility of soils, elastic analysis of the stress and strain, techniques of forecasting foundation settlement, and slope stability analysis. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5364
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Transportation Engineering & Traffic Analysis

Course Description:
Introduce students to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The course covers fundamental concepts and principles that guide road design, as well as the movement and control of vehicular traffic. Specifically, these include geometric design, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, traffic signal operations and travel demand and forecasting. Prerequisites: Calculus, Statistics, Statics and Dynamics

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Urban Trans System Analysis

Course Description:
This course, designed for graduate students, is an extension of CVEN 4365. It introduces transportation system analysis tools that form an important branch of transportation science; and covers fundamental concepts and principles that guide urban forecasting and transportation system analysis. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5367
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Travel Demand Analysis

Course Description:
This course introduces foundations of travel demand analysis, including theory and practices. It describes the statistical concepts used for estimation, provides a complete description of the theoretical and practical bases for disaggregate models, and shows how these models can be used in travel demand forecasting. The class also synthesizes and illustrates state-of-the-art applications for the most significant developments in travel demand modeling. The major topics covered in this class are: fundamentals of transportation systems analysis, theoretical aspects of travel demand, travel behavior, modeling of performance characteristics and costs of transportation modes, development of travel choice models including mode, route, and destination choice, and equilibration. Prerequisites: CVEN 4365

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: GIS Water Resources

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Risk Analysis and Decision Making in Engineering

Course Description:
This course aims to teach students the theory of probability and apply it to solve real world decision-making problems under uncertainty, the definitions of various risk preference, and how to quantitatively evaluate risk preference. In addition, this course aims to describe and evaluate humans’ behavior using various existing risk analysis models. Prerequisites: Calculus and Statistics

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Building Design/Construction

Course Description:
Advanced topics in Building and/or Construction Systems. Topics may include the treatment of contaminated soils, and the effects of various static, dynamic, hydraulic, and wind loads on structural frames and foundations. Environmental, social, and safety requirements may be taken under consideration. Presentation of oral and written design reports. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5387
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
The course is designed to meet special needs of students. Each topic is offered on an irregular schedule as the demand requires. Sample topics include: (1) Kinetic theory of gases; (2) Transients in compressible flow; (3) Nonlinear vibrations; (4) Protective construction; (5) Transients in engineering systems; (6) Stagewise mass transfer; (7) Nuclear engineering; (8) Hybrid and analog computers; (9) Adaptive control; (10) Optimization techniques; (11) Sampling techniques. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
The course is designed to meet special needs of students. Each topic is offered on an irregular schedule as the demand requires. Sample topics include: (1) Kinetic theory of gases; (2) Transients in compressible flow; (3) Nonlinear vibrations; (4) Protective construction; (5) Transients in engineering systems; (6) Stagewise mass transfer; (7) Nuclear engineering; (8) Hybrid and analog computers (9) Adaptive control; (10) Optimization techniques; (11) Sampling techniques. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete CVEN 5390 and CVEN 5391 for required 6 credits. These are thesis courses. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete CVEN 5390 and CVEN 5391 for required 6 credits. These are thesis courses. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5398
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Reinforced Concrete Design

Course Description:
The design of structural concrete members based upon working stress and strength design methods. Study of standard specifications. Introduction to prestressed concrete. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 5399
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Structural Steel Design

Course Description:
The design of buildings and bridge components according to standard specifications. Application of load and resistance factor and allowable stress design methods. Introduction to plastic design of steel structures. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Seminar

Course Description:
Advanced topics suitable for research along with research procedures will be discussed. Field study organization and content together with doctoral research problems and progress will be represented. Topics will vary each semester and course may be repeated for credit. Registration and completion for three semesters is required of all doctoral candidates. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design Projects

Course Description:
May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Justification Engineering Proj

Course Description:
The preparation of proposals for advanced engineering work. The student will be given individual assistance in preparing a proposal for his field of study. Prerequisite: Approval of advisory committee. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Air Quality Modeling

Course Description:
Review of various air quality models. Introduction and implementation of air quality science in model simulation including the emission inventory, dynamic meteorology and chemical transport. Air quality simulation using first-principle models will be emphasized. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adv Geotech Engineering

Course Description:
Investigate practical applications of soil mechanics principals to geotechnical engineering, dewatering techniques, design and analysis of deep foundations and retaining structures. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Chem Principles Envrmt Systems

Course Description:
Introduction to aquatic and atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, chemical buffer, metal-ligand chemistry, precipitation and dissolution, redox chemistry and radical chemistry. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stormwater Mgmt & Design

Course Description:
Introduction of stormwater quality and quantity management and simulation models (e.g., SWMM, StormCAD), introduction to the Best Management Practice and Total Maximum Daily Load for coastal areas, and design of urban stormwater system facilities, e.g., detention ponds, culverts, channel system and stormwater pipes. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6339
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hazardous Waste Management

Course Description:
The design, operation and applicability of standard destruction and detoxification technologies will be presented. The various types of incineration, thermal,biological, physical and chemical treatment methods will be included, as well as the technologies now in the later stages of research and development. Emphasis will be on applicability and functional design as opposed to detailed design. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Water Qual Modeling/Monitoring

Course Description:
Introduction to water quality simulation in natural water systems, e.g., water temperate, dissolved oxygen model in lakes/reservoirs/estuaries, turbulent diffusion and dispersion in one and two dimensional systems, and chemical and biological kinetics in water quality model. Introduction to monitoring of air and water quality parameters in coastal areas, including solids, dissolved oxygen, BOD, COD, salinity, criterion pollutants and selected instrumental analysis. Offered: Other

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6387
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hydraulics of Env Systems

Course Description:
Hydraulic design of municipal utilities including storm water and waste water collections systems, water distribution networks and treatment plant facilities. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Methds Engr Proj Mgmt

Course Description:
Principles governing the effective and efficient management of engineering projects including the application of comprehensive planning, scheduling and cost estimation procedures. Utilization of various computer methods and systems will be emphasized. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6601
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Studies

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr
SUBJECT CODE: CVEN
Course Number: 6602
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Study

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Civil & Environmental Engr

Dance (DANC)

SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1151
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Dance Performance

Course Description:
Rehearsal and performance of a variety of choreographic styles. Formal and informal performance opportunities at the instructor's discretion. Must be enrolled in ballet, modern, or jazz technique class for the semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1210
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Tap I

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of tap dance. History and terminology included. Non-majors may enroll for physical education core curriculum credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1222
Credit Hours: 2
Title: World Dance

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of dances from around the world. History and terminology included. Non-majors may enroll for physical education core curriculum credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1228
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Social/Ballroom Dance

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of partner dance. History and terminology included. Non-majors may enroll for physical education core curriculum credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1241
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Non-Majors Beginner Ballet

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of ballet dance. History and terminology included. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1243
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginning Tap (Non-Majors)

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of tap dance. History and terminology included. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1245
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Non-Majors Beginner Modern

Course Description:
This modern dance technique class is geared towards non-majors. Dancers with limited experience in modern dance technique. An introduction to the basics of modern dance. History and terminology included. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1247
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginners Jazz (Non-Majors)

Course Description:
This jazz dance technique class is geared towards non-majors. Dancers with limited experience in modern dance technique. An introduction to the basics of jazz dance. History and terminology included. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 1270
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Selected Dance Techniques

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in selected world or theatrical dance techniques. May be repeated for credit. Non-majors may enroll for physical education core curriculum credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2241
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginner Ballet (Majors)

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of ballet dance. History and terminology included. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2243
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginner Tap (Majors)

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of tap dance. History and terminology included. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2245
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginner Modern (Majors)

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of modern dance. History and terminology included. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2247
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Beginner Jazz (Majors)

Course Description:
An introduction to the basics of Jazz dance. History and terminology included. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2273
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Improvisation

Course Description:
A creative dance technique for selecting and developing new movement. Non-majors may enroll. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 2304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dance Appreciation

Course Description:
A survey of the art of dance and its role in world cultures, history and current issues. This course satisfies the fine arts core for non-dance majors. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3160
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Applied Choreography

Course Description:
Application of the principles and practices of choreographing a dance. Work presented at semester's end in a student choreography concert. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3241
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Intermediate Ballet (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in intermediate ballet technique, barre and center work. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/valuation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3243
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Intermediate Tap (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in intermediate tap dance technique. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition and/or evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 2243 with a minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring.

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3245
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Intermediate Modern (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in intermediate modern dance technique including historical and current styles. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 2245 with a minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3247
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Intermediate Jazz (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in intermediate jazz dance technique including historical and current styles. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 2247 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dance Composition

Course Description:
Analysis and study of and experimentation with the elements of dance composition, with emphasis on developing choreographic design skills such as use of space, dynamics, rhythm and other compositional tools.

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Theatre Dance Forms

Course Description:
An overview of various dance styles of noted choreographs in arts dance. This course includes both lecture and studio experience. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Somatics

Course Description:
A course covering correct physiological development and movement therapies as they relate to dance training. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Principles of Creative Dance

Course Description:
Methods of teaching the creative exploration of movement for children in the primary grades. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 3380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dance History

Course Description:
The evolution of religious, social and theatrical dance from prehistoric times through the present. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Problems in Dance

Course Description:
Assigned projects in dance education, research, performance or choreography. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Problems in Dance

Course Description:
Assigned projects or independent study in dance education, research, performance or choreography. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4210
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Dance Internship

Course Description:
Supervised internship with an emphasis on experiential learning in a professional dance setting with career-related assignments and projects under the guidance of a faculty member working in conjunction with dance professionals. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4241
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Advanced Ballet (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in ballet technique, barre and center work. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: DANC 2241, DANC 3241 with a minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4243
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Advanced Tap (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in advanced tap dance technique including historical and current styles. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 2243 & DANC 3243 with a minimum grade of “C”. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4245
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Advance Modern (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in advance modern dance technique including historical and current styles. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: DANC 2245 and DANC 3245 with a minimum grade of "C" or better. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4247
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Advanced Jazz (Majors)

Course Description:
Instruction and practice in advanced jazz dance technique including historical and current styles. Majors are placed in the appropriate level through audition/evaluation. Non-majors must obtain instructor consent. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DANC 2247 & DANC 3247 with a minimum grade of "C". Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Dance

Course Description:
Assigned projects in dance education, research, performance or choreography. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Theatre Dance Forms

Course Description:
An overview of various styles of noted choreographers in Musical Teatre. Various therapeutic and corrective approaches to training will be explored.

Department Description: Theatre and Dance
SUBJECT CODE: DANC
Course Number: 4360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dance Pedagogy

Course Description:
Teaching practices that train strong, flexible and enduring dancers will be explored, supplemented by scientific and practical information. Students will prepare lesson plans and teach a selected dance form in a supervised studio or classroom setting. Offered: Other

Department Description: Theatre and Dance

Developmental Math (DMTH)

SUBJECT CODE: DMTH
Course Number: 0072
Credit Hours: 0
Title: Developmental Math TASP Lab

Course Description:
Teaching practices that train strong, flexible and enduring dancers will be explored, supplemented by scientific and practical information. Students will prepare lesson plans and teach a selected dance form in a supervised studio or classroom setting. Offered: Other

Department Description: Developmental Math

Deaf Studies Deaf Educ (DSDE)

SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL I

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). It includes the manual alphabet and numbers, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structures, conversational strategies, and cultural/language notes. This course will assist the student in developing conversational ability; culturally appropriate behaviors and exposes students to ASL grammar. (Transfers as TCCN SNGL 1301). Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL II

Course Description:
This is an intermediate course to help students enhance their skills in the production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). It includes the manual alphabet and numbers, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structures, conversational strategies, and cultural/language notes. This course will assist the students in developing conversational ability; culturally appropriate behaviors and exposes students to ASL grammar. (Transfers as TCCN SNGL 1302). Prerequisite: DSDE 1371 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interp Role/Ethical Dec Making

Course Description:
This course will explore interpreter roles among the continuum of service delivery settings and the BEI/RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Deaf Studies

Course Description:
Historical and current trends about the American Deaf community, their culture, and the education of deaf youth.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/English Bilingual Theories

Course Description:
This course provides students a theoretical foundation in ASL/English Bilingual Education including methodological definitions, frameworks, and basic applications.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fingerspell & Number/ASL

Course Description:
The study of and manual performance development of number concepts in American Sign Language used in the Deaf Community. Prerequisites: DSDE 1371 and DSDE 1372 with a minimum grade of C for each Offered: Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1377
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Deaf Education

Course Description:
A survey of the history of deaf education in the US and around the world today, including a description of major contributors of educational pedagogy.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 1378
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Interpreting

Course Description:
A survey course for the field of sign language interpreting. This course is an overview of the various aspects within the field of interpreting and those issues facing interpreters and consumers. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL III

Course Description:
This course is intended to develop the student's visual-spatial (gestural) skills and improve expressive fluency and reception skills through class discussions, pair/group work, simulations, and presentations. It includes grammar review and features extensive discussions of Deaf culture. Sentences constructions will be reviewed and communicative competencies in ASL beyond the basic level will be addressed. Fluency and accuracy of finger spelling will be developed as well as the use of lexicalized signs. Instruction will occur primarily in ASL (no voice). Prerequisite: DSDE 1372 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2372
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL IV

Course Description:
Linguistics of ASL and advanced expressive and receptive skill development in ASL. Prerequisites: DSDE 2371 or Department Chair/Advisor approval.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Visual/Gestural Communication

Course Description:
This course develops introductory skills in non-verbal communication including gestures, facial expression, pantomime, use of ASL classifiers, and body language. Instructional methods include the viewing, creation and performance of stories using these elements.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dramatics and Media Interpret

Course Description:
An overview of the requirements and processes of interpreting on stage, including theatrical, musical, and television formats. Topics for discussion will include interpreter placement, the rehearsal process, translation process, and technical consideration.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2377
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to ASL Structure

Course Description:
A study of the basics of ASL linguistics such as this phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 2378
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interpreting I

Course Description:
This course continues to explore with greater specificity the fundamentals of ASL, interpreting, including the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter. Prerequisite: DSDE 1378

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 3301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL V

Course Description:
Advanced ASL expressive and receptive skills are the focus of this course. ASL grammar, short stories, narratives, registers, and conversation are emphasized. Other topics include non-manual signals, as well as cross-cultural communication and knowledge. Prerequisite: DSDE 2372 with a minimum grade of "C".

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 3302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL VI

Course Description:
A continuation of advanced ASL expressive and receptive skills emphasizing ASL grammar, short stories, narratives, registers and conversations including non-manual signals and cross-cultural communication and knowledge. Prerequisite: DSDE 4350

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 3303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interpreting/Diverse Deaf Comm

Course Description:
A course that will provide theoretical and practical techniques for interpreting for minority deaf children and adults, and to interpret materials/resources to provide culturally appropriate interpretation for diverse deaf consumers.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 3304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sign-to-Voice Interpreting

Course Description:
This course will develop the student's specific English skills, clarity of form and meaning, lexical substitution, messages summaries, appropriate paraphrasing discourse, syntactical language comparisons, voice production techniques, text/discourse/interpreting process analysis, semantic mapping, and diagnostic assessment while interpreting. The course also focuses on the process of voice interpretation, provides practice of required skills and process tasks, and applies skills and theory to the translation process. Prerequisite: DSDE 2372

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 3307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to American Sign Language Literature and Visual Media

Course Description:
A survey of Deaf Cultural themes as expressed in short stories, poetry, drama, and humor, as well as in the visual arts will be addressed. Prerequisites: DSDE 1374, 1377, 2377 and 2372 or by Department Chair/Advisor approval.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching ASL as Second Lang

Course Description:
Methods to teach American Sign Language (ASL) as a second language will be introduced and practiced. Emphasis will be on designing and implementing lesson plans, and academic presentations. Prerequisites: DSDE 1374, 1377, 2377, 3301, and 3307 or by Department Chair/Advisor approval.

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: PRA:Classroom Observ

Course Description:
Student practicum and/or classroom observations where ASL or ASL interpreting is being used. Prerequistes: Faculty or Department Chair approval Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sign Langs & Sign Codes

Course Description:
A survey of the linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL) and comparison to various sign codes of English. Prerequisites: DSDE 1371, 1372, 1376, 2371 and 2372 with a mimimum grade of C for each Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL Linguistics

Course Description:
An advanced study of linguistic research of American Sign Language (ASL) Prerequisites: DSDE 1371, 1372, 2371, 2372 and 2377 with a minimum gradeof C in each Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interpreting Subjects at Secondary Schools

Course Description:
Theoretical and practical strategies will be taught for interpreting academic vocabulary/content (language arts, reading, social studies, and science) in school programs with Deaf/hh students. Prerequisites: DSDE 1374, 1377, 2372, and 2378

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Medical and Legal Interpreting

Course Description:
This course focuses on issues, skills, and competencies in sign language interpreting in medical and legal settings. Prerequisites: DSDE 1371, 1372, 1378, 2371, 2372, and 2378 or by Chair approval Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Interp Iss & Research

Course Description:
A contemporary study of the research and development in the field of interpreting. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sign-to-Voice Interpreting II

Course Description:
This course continues to develop the student's specific English skills, clarity of form and meaning, lexical substitution, messages summaries, appropriate paraphrasing discourse, syntactical language comparisons, voice production techniques, text/discourse/interpreting process analysis, semantic mapping, and diagnostic assessment while interpreting. The course also focuses on the process of voice interpretation, provides practice of required skills and process tasks, and applies skills and theory to the translation process. Prerequisite: DSDE 3304

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship-Interpreting

Course Description:
This course provides an opportunity for student interns to incorporate practical experiences and classroom theory as the gain real-life knowledge while fulfilling the duties and responsibilities in various interpreting settings. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 4350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problem & Project Comm Dis

Course Description:
Special project course taken by supervising faculty and Department Chair approval. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Practicum

Course Description:
Advanced classroom practicum, diagnostics and therapy. May be repeated and must be taken each semester. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multiculturalism & Deafness

Course Description:
To provide theory and practical techniques for identifying and teaching minority-deaf children and their parents. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL V

Course Description:
Advanced linguistic study of American Sign Language. Prerequisites: ASL I, II, III and IV, or by Department Chair approval Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Speech and Audiology for Deaf Educators

Course Description:
This course reviews basic anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms and shows deaf educators how to work with professionals and parents of deaf and hard of hearing children. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Deaf Studies

Course Description:
Advanced issues related to Deaf Culture, history, contributions of deaf individuals, institutions affecting deaf people and their community. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/Eng Bilingual Ed & Deaf

Course Description:
American Sign Language (ASL) and English language development for deaf students including ASL/English bilingual theories and practices. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/Eng Bilingual Lit & Deaf

Course Description:
A survey of theories and methods in teaching English reading to deaf students using ASL/English bilingual techniques. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/Eng Bilingual Assess

Course Description:
A survey of assessment of deaf students in educational achievement, and language and literacy using ASL/English bilingual methodology. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instruct Design of Deaf Class

Course Description:
Cognitive, linguistic and social development of deaf individuals from infancy to adulthood and the impact on the classroom. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Mth & Sci Instr Deaf

Course Description:
Provide current theory and practical techniques for teaching math and science to deaf children. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Psychology of Deafness

Course Description:
Psychological, emotional, and social impact of deafness. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Deaf Stdts w/ Multihandicaps

Course Description:
Prevalence, demographics and etiologies of hearing disorders with other disabilities (blindness, motor, emotional, mental or orthopedic). Includes methods, curricula and materials. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5329
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Law & Deaf Education

Course Description:
Legislative and judicial decisions that influence educational programs for the hearing impaired/deaf. Offered: Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL III

Course Description:
Advanced American Sign Language. Prerequisite: DSDE 2376 or Department Chair approval Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Individual Study

Course Description:
Independent study of special problems in communication disorders. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Individual Study

Course Description:
Independent study of special problems in communication disorders. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate Advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate Advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Deaf Studies Lecture Series

Course Description:
Experts in the field of deafness will lead a seminar on the current research in the field. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6150
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Seminar

Course Description:
Special topics class for doctoral students in the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: His/Soc of Deaf Culture

Course Description:
Life/culture of deaf people via history, art, literature, mythology, and performance. Using an anthropological definition of culture, the course examines the linguistic variations and modes of cultural transmission across generations and the demographics and characteristics of the community. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Law and Deafness

Course Description:
Legislative and judicial decisions that influence educational programs for the hearing impaired and/or deaf. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL Literature

Course Description:
A course in deaf culture themes within short stories, poetry, drama, humor, art, movies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Curriculum, Pedagogy, Computers and Deafness

Course Description:
Comparative analysis, design, and implementation of educational curricula for deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students, the curricular relation to current pedagological theories, and the utilization of computer technologies for the deaf education classroom. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Psycholinguistic/Lingustc Deaf

Course Description:
The psycholinguistics and linguistic development of deaf children of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds and the effects of communication modality differences upon development. Emphasis upon the bilingual/bicultural nature of these acquisition patterns will be included. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Deaf Ed Admin/Field Study

Course Description:
Professional placement of the doctoral candidate in educational/administrative locations for field experience and a seminar including problem-project discussion on issues of deaf education program management. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cognitive, Psycho-social Development and Deafness

Course Description:
Historical review of the way intellectual abilities of the deaf were viewed, current data on cognitive and intellectual abilities, psychosocial development of deaf persons and appropriate assessment tools will be covered. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6309
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Experimental Design

Course Description:
A study of research procedures and statistical techniques used in the behavioral sciences and education. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/English Bilingual Education and Deaf Students

Course Description:
Applied research in American Sign Language (ASL) and english language development including ASL/English bilingual theories and practices. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/English Bilingual Literacy and Deafness

Course Description:
Applied research in the theories and methods in teaching ASL and english literacy to deaf students using ASL/English bilingual techniques. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: ASL/English Bilingual Assessment and Deafness

Course Description:
A survey of assessing deaf students in educational achievement and language and literacy using ASL/English bilingual methodology. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Proposal Writing

Course Description:
The essentials of dissertation proposal and grant proposal writing. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ethical and Academic Duties in Higher Education

Course Description:
A survey of academic freedom vs. academic responsibility for university faculty. The essentials for ethical practices in higher education. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Statistics

Course Description:
Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Seminar

Course Description:
Special study of a contemporary issue. Complement to doctoral course requirements. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Individual Study

Course Description:
Independent study of special problems in Deaf Studies/education. Offered: Other

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Doctoral Dissertation-Deaf Education

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of doctoral advisor. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed
SUBJECT CODE: DSDE
Course Number: 6391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Doctoral Dissertation-Deaf Ed

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of doctoral advisor. Both DSDE 6390 and DSDE 6391 must be taken to receive six hours credit. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Deaf Studies Deaf Ed

Developmental Writing (DWRT)

SUBJECT CODE: DWRT
Course Number: 0071
Credit Hours: 0
Title: Developmental Writing Lab Prog

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of doctoral advisor. Both DSDE 6390 and DSDE 6391 must be taken to receive six hours credit. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Developmental Writing

Early Childhood (EACH)

SUBJECT CODE: EACH
Course Number: 4303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to Early Childhood

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to early childhood education which focuses on types of programs, historical contexts, developmentally appropriate practices and how children learn and develop. Prerequisites: Admitted to the TEacher Preparation Program @ Lamar. Junior or senior standing. Students must complete course with a "C" or better.

Department Description: Professional Pedagogy
SUBJECT CODE: EACH
Course Number: 4305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organizing and Managing the Early Childhood Content

Course Description:
An investigation of research studies in learning theories and instructional practices for early childhood education. Prerequisite: Senior or Post-Baccalaureate standing, EACH 4303 and READ 3360 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Professional Pedagogy

Economics (ECON)

SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Principles and Policies

Course Description:
Comprehensive introduction to economic principles and problems for non-business students. Resource utilization; price determination; distribution of income; fiscal and monetary problems; economic growth. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 2301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Principles of Economics I Macro

Course Description:
Emphasizes monetary theory; national income analysis; fluctuation and growth; public finance; international trade; and current economic problems. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 2302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Principles of Economics II Micro

Course Description:
Introduction to economic principles; allocation of resources; determination of output and prices; distribution; and managerial economics. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Economics of Entrepreneurship

Course Description:
Comprehensive analysis and practice exercises in entrepreneurship. Studies include demand analysis; pragmatic economic feasibility studies; identification and use of resources; function and use of profits. Prerequisite: ECON 1301 or ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Money and Banking

Course Description:
Functions and policies of the American monetary and banking system. Commercial banking; Federal Reserve System; monetary theories and policies; economic stabilization and growth. Prerequisite: Six hours of Economics Offered: Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Macro Economics

Course Description:
A descriptive-analytical approach to the dynamic forces that influence the aggregate level of economic activity. Income and employment determinants; levels of income and employment, stabilization theory; investment and income relationship; monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisite: ECON 2301 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: International Trade

Course Description:
Theories, practices and problems involved in international commerce between nations. Bases of trade; tariffs; exchange controls; international monetary policies; current problems. Prerequisite: Six hours of Economics Offered: Other

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 3390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Managerial Economics

Course Description:
The application of the techniques of economic analysis to managerial problems of business enterprises utilizing a problem solving or case study approach. Goals of the firm; business forecasting; demand analyses; cost analysis; game theory; pricing policies; governmental relations. Prerequisite: ECON 2302 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 4311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Problems in Economics

Course Description:
Investigation into special areas in economics under the direction of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Not intended for students with grade point deficiencies. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 4380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Environmental Economics

Course Description:
Basic economic approach to the environment for students with little or no training in economics. With strong emphasis on public policy, uses economics both to understand the behavioral forces of environmental problems and to provide the foundation for innovative solutions. Focuses on globally sustainable development. Offered: Other

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Foundations of Economics

Course Description:
This is a fast-paced course which discusses both macro and micro economic theory and international economic issues. Macroeconomic topics covered include: inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy. Microeconomic topics include: demand theory, production and cost theory, price and output determination in markets, demand for and pricing of society's scarce resources. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Fall

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundation of Microeconomics

Course Description:
Introduction to economic principles, allocation of resources, determination of output and prices, distribution and managerial economics.

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Healthcare Economics

Course Description:
This course is designed to familiarize the Future Healthcare Entrepreneur with the economics theories and policies that will drive public and business decisions in regards to the provisions of payment for healthcare and Health Services. The Future Healthcare Entrepreneur will learn how healthcare economics theory differs from standard commodities of consumer goods and services and how this difference must be addressed when assessing business ventures in healthcare. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing Offered: Summer

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Managerial Economics

Course Description:
A study in the depth of the principles and techniques of economic analysis applicable to the problems of business management. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; ECON 5200 or ECON 1301 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The Environment of Business

Course Description:
A study of business, government, and consumer interaction in the economy. Efficiency concepts for both the private and public sectors are discussed. Government activities in antitrust, traditional regulation, and new wave regulation are explored. Issues in global economics and finance are introduced. Ethical decision making is emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; ECON 5200 or ECON 1301 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Economics and Finance
SUBJECT CODE: ECON
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics in ECON

Course Description:
Investigation into special areas of Economics under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of supervising faculty member and chair of the department may be repeated if topics vary.

Department Description: Economics and Finance

Educational Leadership (EDLD)

SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5169
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Current Issues: Ed Tech

Course Description:
A study of business, government, and consumer interaction in the economy. Efficiency concepts for both the private and public sectors are discussed. Government activities in antitrust, traditional regulation, and new wave regulation are explored. Issues in global economics and finance are introduced. Ethical decision making is emphasized.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Research

Course Description:
Introduction to skills and techniques necessary for research in education and counseling. Emphasis on planning, designing, and methodology leading to a research proposal.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Concepts of Educational Technology

Course Description:
The Concepts of Educational Technology emphasizes how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance the teaching and learning experience and enable students to acquire 21st century skills.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Applying Educational Technology: Portfolio

Course Description:
Evidence-based uses of educational technology in PK-12 schools. Emphasis on production of instructional materials using technologies, strengths and limitations of educational technology, articulation of personal philosophy of uses of technology in PK-12 and demonstrating evidences of technology in teaching and learning.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leading Organization Change

Course Description:
Explore current leadership theories and practices for leading digital and change in school systems. By becoming self-differentiated peer-leaders, professional educators learn to address the resistance to change that occurs when launching innovative digital educational improvement initiatives in North American educational culture.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Disruptive Innovation in Technology

Course Description:
Success in leading technological change in your learning environment is directly related to how well you and your organizations are prepared. By embracing technological innovations as opportunities rather than challenges, students can proactively use those changes as catalysts to enhance their institution’s or district’s learning environments.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Concepts of Educ Technology

Course Description:
The course provides a functional knowledge of educational computing and technology on topics such as internet access, acceptable use policies, ethics, technology and the curriculum, multimedia overview and related topics. The course is a prerequisite to all other technology courses.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Leadership

Course Description:
A study of the relationships between and among human behavior, belief systems and administrative style.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership Diverse Learners

Course Description:
A study of the relationships between and among human behavior, belief systems and administrative style.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Creating Significant Learning Environments

Course Description:
Explore the theories of constructivist epistemology used to create student-centered learning environments. By applying constructivist techniques, students create active and engaging learning environments that utilize technology, increase motivation for learning, and engage the learner.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Learning in Local and Global Contexts

Course Description:
Provides opportunities to explore benefits of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) used in education and some of the best approaches in which innovative ICT practices have been used in education in local and global contexts.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Assessing Digital Learning and Instruction

Course Description:
Overcome the common misperception that abstract concepts such as learning are immeasurable. Using practical measurement solutions, professional educators learn to quantify and assess student-learning in digital learning environments.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Citizenship

Course Description:
Overcome the common misperception that abstract concepts such as learning are immeasurable. Using practical measurement solutions, professional educators learn to quantify and assess student-learning in digital learning environments.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Resources for Digital Environments

Course Description:
This course focuses on ongoing discussion and analysis of existing digital learning resources of many types (e.g., learning management systems, games, simulations, micro-worlds, social media networks). As new digital resources are developed, digital leaders need to be able to understand and evaluate their practically and value for educational use. This course allows students to explore new and changing technologies, applications and approaches.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instructional Design in Online Learning

Course Description:
Learn the basics of creating effective instructional design for online courses using the Understand by Design framework. This course is a study of the principles of instruction design when designing instructional systems, processes in learning and instruction, delivery systems and evaluating instruction are considered.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Synthesis of Digital Learning and Leadership

Course Description:
The purpose of the synthesis course is to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge, skills and values gained from the program and field experiences. The course will strive to expand students’ ability to master new content, think critically, and develop life-long learning skills across the disciplines.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School-Community Relations

Course Description:
Developing personal and mass media communication skills with emphasis on improving school-community relationships through effective communication techniques.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership for Accountability

Course Description:
A study of short and long-range planning and problem solving techniques of effective school leaders. Special emphasis will be given to applications in an individual campus and the relationship to district planning processes.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5334
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Tests Measurement & Evaluation

Course Description:
Analysis and evaluation of types of tests and measurement devices will be conducted. Methods of determining the reliability and validity of tests are investigated. Designs for testing programs and selection of appropriate tests will be included. Evaluation systems of individuals and programs will be discussed.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Curriculum Management

Course Description:
Models of curriculum development and evaluation with particular emphasis on the management of these functions.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5339
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Organizational and Management Issues

Course Description:
Study of school as an organization and how individuals behave in organizations. Students will assess and compare their own personal competencies to the administrative needs of a selected school. Management issues include: operations, resources, facilities, and safety.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5342
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School Finance

Course Description:
Analysis of principles of school finance to include problems of budgeting, accounting, and administration of funds. Prerequisites: Admission to the Superintendency program or permission of faculty

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5343
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Education Facilities Planning

Course Description:
Evaluation and administration of school facilities and the relationship of facilities to the achievement of educational objectives.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School Law

Course Description:
Interpretation and implementation of school law including a study of the Texas Education Code and the Handbook for Public School Law.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Human Resources Development

Course Description:
Fundamentals of human relations and organizational behavior in developing programs of recruitment, selection, assignment, evaluation, promotion and termination of personnel.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5352
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instructional Leadership

Course Description:
Techniques of improving instruction through application of research on effective schools and models of instruction.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5354
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Team Facilitation

Course Description:
Role of peers in school evaluation and improvement initiatives. Emphasis on team approaches, team leadership, and models to improve group processes. Prerequisite: Advisor's approval

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5356
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Educator Evaluation

Course Description:
Study of techniques of effective educator evaluations with emphasis on appraisal as a component of professional development. All requirements for PDAS training are included as are requirements for other administrative assessments. Prerequisites: EDLD 5352

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Distance Learning/Telecommunic

Course Description:
Study of distance learning methodologies and the implementation and application of current and emerging telecommunications for teaching and learning. Prerequisite: EDLD 5306

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Info Systems Mgmt

Course Description:
Overview of IT core concepts, management, and IT operations as they relate to information systems management (ISM). Research, review, and discussion of the interrelations between emerging technology, old technologies, the organization, and their IT management. Review of current trends in IT: networking, E-Business, intranets, extranets, firewalls, computing security, chip advancements, software engineering, and emerging technologies and organizational trends in ISM. Prerequisite: EDLD 5306

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5363
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multimedia Video Technology

Course Description:
Introduction to video design and production in the education area involving the use of hardware, software and conversion tools. Principles of multimedia design and production including the tools for presentation of instruction. Prerequisite: EDLD 5306

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5364
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching with Technology

Course Description:
This course focuses on the design, development, and integration of educational technology for teaching, learning, and personal productivity, including access networks, intranets/internet. Prerequisite: EDLD 5306

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Web Design & Development

Course Description:
Overview of the principles of web mastering that includes web design and roles and behaviors associated with the position of webmaster including design, copyright, legal issues, security, and maintenance of web sites. Prerequisite: EDLD 5306

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5366
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Graphics and Desktop Publishing

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of computer generated graphics and animations along with web design, legal issues, and security of web sites.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5367
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Cognition and Instruction

Course Description:
Overview of the study of cognition, learning theories, psychology of learning, and related research that is most significant for the learning and instruction processes. An introduction to the relationship and the impact of human cognition on the design of instruction, and the employment of current technologies to construct cognitive learning tools.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5368
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instructional Design

Course Description:
Research and theory about instructional strategies and the process for developing and implementation of those strategies. An analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5369
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Human Computer Interaction

Course Description:
Study of the computer interface design that considers human capabilities, possibilities, limitations, and psychoeducational implications of complex human-computer interactions. A course focused on research topics and applications in the HCI field and requiring an HCI research project.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Technology Leadership Intern

Course Description:
Provides opportunities for hands on field based technology leadership experiences under joint supervision of a field-based supervisor and faculty of Lamar University.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: School Superintendent

Course Description:
Role and responsibilities of the superintendent as chief administrative officer of the district. Prerequisite: Principal Certification, minimum of one year of administrative experience, and admission to the program

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5375
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Information Systems for Educators

Course Description:
Role and responsibilities of the superintendent as chief administrative officer of the district. Prerequisite: Principal Certification, minimum of one year of administrative experience, and admission to the program

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Pub Edu and Risk Mgt

Course Description:
Role and responsibilities of the superintendent as chief administrative officer of the district. Prerequisite: Principal Certification, minimum of one year of administrative experience, and admission to the program

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Independent Study

Course Description:
Supervised investigation into special areas of education under the direction of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated for credit when topic of investigation varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5387
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Seminar School Administration

Course Description:
Study of concepts and principles of school administration as applied to selected topics. Special attention will be given to new and developing programs and to administrative roles in these programs. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor/admission to program

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5388
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Selected Instructional Topics

Course Description:
Study of significant topics related to administration and supervision of schools. The description of the particular area of study will appear on the printed schedules of Lamar University each semester. Contact hours are the same as those required by a formal instructional course. With permission of advisor; course may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisites: Permission of advisor

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5396
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship in Administration

Course Description:
Designed to develop administrator proficiencies and skills specific to a job title under the joint supervision of a school administrator and faculty of Lamar University.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5397
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship for Supervision

Course Description:
Designed to give the prospective supervisor job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school district supervisor and faculty of Lamar University. Prerequisite: Approval of Advisor

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5398
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intern for Principal

Course Description:
Designed to give the prospective principal job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school administrator and faculty of Lamar University. Management issues include: operations resources, facilities, and safety. Study of the instructional and administrative proficiencies necessary for effective schools. Should be the last course taken. May be repeated once for credit.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDLD
Course Number: 5399
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship School Superintendt

Course Description:
Designed to give the prospective superintendent job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school superintendent and faculty of Lamar University. Must be completed in consecutive semesters (Fall & Spring) in the same academic year. Prerequisites: Principal Certification and within 6 semester hours (excluding internship) of completing superintendency certification. A maximum of one additional course may be taken in any semester in which a student is enrolled in an internship.

Department Description: Educational Leadership

Education (EDUD)

SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6169
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Dissertation Practicum

Course Description:
This Dissertation Practicum serves as a structured project-based learning experience that incorporates the application of real world, dissertation, and classroom experiences into a student e-portfolio. This required e-portfolio will be a culminating experience that synthesizes and exemplifies all student learning outcomes throughout the dissertation experience.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adult Lrning Theories in Pract

Course Description:
Seminar in which students will read and discuss adult learning theories as well as how these theories might be implemented in best practices with adult learners. Because of the nature of the doctoral program, special emphasis will be placed upon these theories in educational leadership settings.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership Theories, Ethics and Values

Course Description:
This course focuses on the ethical practices of global educational leadership and on the ethics of equity and social justice. Specific philosophical approached and ethical theories will be discussed. Particular attention will focus on ethical leadership practices from the perspective of global, regional, and local learning communities.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Global Cultural Awareness

Course Description:
Examination of global leadership issues in cultural and social patterns affecting local, national, and global educational systems.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Accountability & Standards

Course Description:
The application of evaluation, accountability, and standards to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the classroom, the campus, and the system.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Global Leadership Issues

Course Description:
Exploration of the role of change in promoting continuous improvement and in modifying educational practices to result in creative, innovative outcomes within the local, national, and global societies.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dynamics Global of Leadership

Course Description:
The study of leadership theory as it applies to the school setting and extends into the global community.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Global Educational Leadership and Policy

Course Description:
The theory and practice of policy making and the global political influences that affect education in a global society. This course explores the knowledge base in the origin and types of law that operate within global educational systems. Investigating the relationship between legal issues and their impact on school policy is also emphasized.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Adult Learners In Learning Org

Course Description:
Study of effective professional development standards and methods, adult learning models and the connections between staff development and student learning in PK - 16.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Global Communication

Course Description:
This course facilitates excellence in leadership by exploring current knowledge and research related to communication that builds positive relationships and community in a global society. Issues discussed include, but are not limited to, socioeconomic, ethnicity, literacy, gender, age, and other issues that require courageous communication. An emphasis on the educational leader as scholar-practitioner will guide the examination of socio-cultural and diversity issues pervasive in communicating and building relationships in a global society.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sem: Contemporary Issues

Course Description:
Examination of current trends, emerging issues, and research-based practices in education organized around broad themes to complement doctoral course requirements. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Academic Research Writing I

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of technical research writing as a precursor to the dissertation required in the doctoral program. The focus is to articulate an in-depth knowledge base in verbal and written format. It is Part One of a two-part scholarly writing process.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Field Based Internship I

Course Description:
The completion of an action research project that addresses an approved topic or school¿based project.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Field Based Internship II

Course Description:
Completion of internship and action research project that engages in scholarship activities within an organizational setting to improve individual practice, the practice of an identified group, and/or the practices within the organization conducted under the guidance of a mentor.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Academic Research Writing II

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of technical research writing as a precursor to the dissertation required in the doctoral program. The focus is to articulate an in-depth knowledge base in verbal and written format. It is Part Two of a two-part learning process in scholarly writing. Academic Research I is a required prerequisite.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics Seminar

Course Description:
Study of significant topics in educational leadership which complement doctoral course requirements. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Independent Study

Course Description:
Supervised investigation into special areas of education under the direction of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated for credit when topic of investigation varies. Prerequisite: Consent of doctoral director

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Foundations of Distance Education

Course Description:
A foundational study of teaching and learning at a distance for both K – 12 and higher education. Topics include: the history of distance learning, administrative models, policy development, faculty and student support, and current research and future trends.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Lead Edu Prog Spec Populatiion

Course Description:
Examination of the backgrounds and special needs of diverse learners and how background and special needs influence interaction with educational practices and learning environments.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Trends/Issues Multicultural Ed

Course Description:
Examination of current trends, emerging issues, and research¿based practices in multicultural education. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6323
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Psych Frameworks For Educ

Course Description:
Analysis of learner-centered framework for addressing social and emotional needs of today's diverse student population. Strategies for integrating unique needs within a psychological framework to design guidelines for appropriate curriculum and instruction are developed with an emphasis on resiliency and brain-based research.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Diversity & Learning Issues

Course Description:
Study of current knowledge and research related to diversity and of best practices in teaching in diverse classrooms and schools to develop environments for success.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Leadership in Higher Ed Admin

Course Description:
This course is an overview of the purposes of higher education; the environment of higher education; institutional issues in higher education, specifically governance and infrastructure, and impact of the external operational functions of higher education, including development, accreditation, accountability, social and political challenges. One segment of the course will include participant formulation of career goals for roles in higher education. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching in College

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of skills and strategies for teaching students at the college level. Offered: Spring, Fall, Summer

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Student Development Theory

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of student development theories regarding students in college. The focus is to articulate an in-depth knowledge base for working with college-aged students to help them be successful at this level. Offered: Spring, Fall, Summer

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Technology Mediated Teaching and Learning

Course Description:
This course focuses on leadership for technology enhanced teaching and learning in distributed and online learning environments. Topics addressed include current learning theories and styles, digital natives, distributed education, interactive learning, and the development of an online learning community.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Quantitative Research I

Course Description:
Section I of two-part quantitative research class covers descriptive and inferential statistics applications, and a review of hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics including correlational techniques and introduction to the general linear model and applications.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Quantitative Research II

Course Description:
Section II of two-part quantitative research class covers descriptive and inferential statistics applications, and a review of hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics including correlational techniques and introduction to the general linear model and applications.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6352
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Qualitative Research I

Course Description:
Section I of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6353
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Synthesis Seminar

Course Description:
Completion of a student proficiency assessment comprised of a portfolio, synthesis paper and oral presentation. Successful completion is required to apply for candidacy. Note: Must be taken concurrently with Dissertation I - Proposal Writing

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6354
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Qualitative Research II

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation I Proposal Writ

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation II Proposal Defen

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6363
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation III

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Educational Leadership
SUBJECT CODE: EDUD
Course Number: 6364
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Dissertation IV

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Educational Leadership

English Intensive Study Korean (EISK)

SUBJECT CODE: EISK
Course Number: 1901
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Listen, Speak, Pronunciation

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute
SUBJECT CODE: EISK
Course Number: 1902
Credit Hours: 9
Title: Communication Skills

Course Description:
Section II of two-part qualitative research class explores naturalistic observation, archival research, ethnographic studies, case studies and surveys. A field study will be conducted for application. EDUD 6352 is a required prerequisite for this course.

Department Description: Lamar Language Institute

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 1100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Into to Electrical Engineering

Course Description:
A survery of electrical engineering principles and introduction to the design process with emphasis on signal procesing hardware and software. Co-requisite: MATH 2413 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro Computers & Programming

Course Description:
Digital computers, program organization, algorithm development using engineering examples and high-level languages. Pre or Corequisite: MATH 2413 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 2300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Analog/Digital Circuits/Logic

Course Description:
For non-EE majors, this course covers a broad range of analog and digital electrical engineering topics. Although primarily intended for CS majors, may be taken by qualified students from other majors. Prerequisite: MATH 2413 or equivalent Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 2310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Course Description:
For non-EE majors, this course covers the three areas of circuits, electronics and power. Topics include dc and ac circuit analysis; electronic components and circuits; and power calculations for dc, ac single and three-phase loads, and electric machines. Prerequisite: MATH 2414, PHYS 2426 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 2411
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Circuits I

Course Description:
Fundamental network laws and methods. Transient response. Sinusoidal steady state analysis and response. Lab experience in the use of elementary electrical equipment and elements, including the oscilloscope. Prerequisites: MATH 2414, PHYS 2426, ELEN 1301 or equivalent Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Circuits II

Course Description:
Power calculations, polyphase circuits. Frequency response, resonance, magnetically coupled circuits, two port networks. Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transform application. Prerequisite: ELEN 2411, MATH 3328 and MATH 3301 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Signals and Systems

Course Description:
Circuit design concepts using frequency domain. Pole-zero characterization of system response. Synthesis of passive and active networks. Two hours design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3312 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electronics II

Course Description:
In depth study of semiconductor devices and integrated circuit characteristics, stability, feedback amplifiers and frequency response. One and a half hours design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3312, ELEN 3421 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electromagnetics

Course Description:
Vector analysis, coordinate systems, static and quasi-static electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics forces. Maxwell's Equations, plane waves, transmission lines, and Smith chart analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 3328, 3301, 3435, ELEN 2411, and PHYS 2426 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electrical Analysis

Course Description:
Application of the digital computer to analysis and design of electrical systems using numerical methods. One hour design content. Prerequisite: MATH 3301, MATH 3328 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3421
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Electronics I

Course Description:
Design and analysis of circuits using diodes, transistors, linear and digital integrated circuits. Design of amplifers using transistors, and linear integrated circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN 2411 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3431
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Digital Logic Design

Course Description:
Introduction to the engineering of digital systems. Logic gates, combinational and sequential circuits, finite-state machines, and complete computer systems. one hour design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 1100 and PHYS 2426, Co-requisite ELEN 2411

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 3441
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Fundamentals of Power Engineering

Course Description:
Review of three phase circuit analysis. Principles of electromechanical energy conversion, operation of transformers, DC machines, synchronous machines, induction machines and fractional horsepower machines. Introduction to electronic motor drives, power electronics and power network models. The per unit system. Newton-Raphson power flow. Symmetrical three phase faults. The laboratory includes the operation, analysis and performance of transformers, motors and generators. Corequisites: ELEN 3313, ELEN 3322 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4200
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Electrical Engineering Seminar

Course Description:
A study of the literature of electrical and related engineering fields, the electrical engineering profession, the interface between technology and society, and new areas of electrical engineering involvement. Professional development, ethics and standards. Prerequisite: senior standing (all junior level courses passed with "C" or better)

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4206
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Senior Projects Design I

Course Description:
Senior design projects with hardware implementation and testing. Preparation of project proposals, formal report and presentation. Two hours design content. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4207
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Senior Projects Design II

Course Description:
Senior design projects with hardware implementation and testing. Preparation of project proposals, formal report and presentation. Two hours design content. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Topics

Course Description:
Topics are selected on the basis of the needs of an adequate number of students. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Topics include artificial neural networks, digital signal processing, advanced electromagnetics, fault tolerant design, fiber optics, advanced power systems, and VLSI (very large scale integrated circuit) design. Prerequisite: ELEN 3312, 3322 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Power Electronics

Course Description:
The course starts with switched-mode DC-DC converters. First, basic circuit operation, including steady-state converter modeling and analysis, switch realization, discontinuous conduction mode, and transformer-isolated converters will be covered. Next, converter control systems are covered, including AC modeling of converters using averaged methods, small-signal transfer functions, and classical feedback loop design. Prerequisite: ELEN 3322 with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Communication I

Course Description:
Introduction to communication systems with emphases on the analysis of basband/bandpass digital transmission systems including probability theory. Prerequisites: ELEN 3312, 3421 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: CMOS Digital IC DSN

Course Description:
Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design. Design of CMOS switch level circuits, transmission gate logic, review of standard CMOS fabrication processes, device and interconnect analysis, scaling induced challenges on performance and testing, deep submicron issues, various simulation tools. Prerequisites: ELEN 3322, 3431 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced VLSI Design

Course Description:
In depth study of VLSI Interconnect Design and Modeling, Alternative Interconnect Technologies, Low Power Design, CMOS leakage Power Reduction, Radiation effects on CMOS, and Advanced CAD Tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 4324 or instructor's permission Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Green Power Electronic Circuits

Course Description:
Design of power electronic circuits for green energy usage, capture, and delivery. This includes power electronic circuits: to design Electric Vehicles; to capture energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and regenerative braking; and to transmit energy through DC-transmission. The topics covered include power electronics circuit simulation methodologies, inverters, converters, rectifiers, DC-transmission, snubber circuits, resonant circuits, and thermal modeling. Projects implementing various power electronic circuits: statistical-analysis using C++/Matlab and real-time analysis using Multisim/Simulink. Prerequisites: Senior standing in ELEN with a minimum GPA of 2.0

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instrumentation Systems & Automation

Course Description:
Study of electronic instrumentation systems for performing engineering measurements on electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems; and design of modern computerized industrial control and automation systems. The topics covered include: architectures of instrumentation and industrial control and automation systems IAS; signal conditioning circuits; recording systems; measurement systems for: strain, force, displacement velocity, acceleration, temperature, fluid mass/velocity, and vibration; digital-interface; IAS design using: IEC61131-3 control programming languages, RDB, and HMI; PID-controls; open system buses; and an introduction to advanced topics in ISA. Prerequisite: ELEN 4351 Control Engineering

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4342
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electric Power Systems

Course Description:
An introduction to electric power system analysis. Transmission line calculations, system operation, short circuit computations. One hour design content. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Control Engineering

Course Description:
Transfer functions, stability criteria, time response, frequency response, root locus, design, and compensation. One hour design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3313 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Communication Theory

Course Description:
Principles of modulation, random signal theory and network analysis, basic information theory, analysis of noise. One hour design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3312, ELEN 3421 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instrumentation

Course Description:
Unified methods for the design of signal conditioning circuits between sensors and computers. Accepted practice for sensor based microprocessor and microcomputer data acquisition and processing systems. Instrumentation amplifier circuits. Two hours design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3421, ELEN 3431 Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4387
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Microcomputers II

Course Description:
Advanced assembly language, microcomputer organization, interfacing with peripheral devices and computer software development systems. One and a half hours design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 4486 Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 4486
Credit Hours: 4
Title: Microcomputer I

Course Description:
Introduction to assembly language programming, microcomputer architecture, and operating systems. One and a half hours design content. Prerequisite: ELEN 3431 Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stochastic Signals & Systems

Course Description:
Engineering applications of probability theory, random variables and random processes. Topics include random signals and system analysis, introduction to mean-square estimation theory and response of linear systems to random inputs.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Networks I

Course Description:
Addresses computer networks and data communications from a top-down approach. Discusses networks based applications and layered network architectures. Develops fundamental concepts of computer networks and shows how these concepts are embodied in advanced network architectures such as TCP/IP. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Networks II

Course Description:
Mid-level course in computer networks; primarily discusses the widely used computer network protocols: TCP/IP protocol suites. The TCP/IP connection, data flow, routing, and reliable transfer are emphasized. Prerequisite: ELEN 5307 or permission of instructor Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Comp Network Security

Course Description:
Principles and practices of sryptography, network security and secure software. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Power Electronics

Course Description:
The course starts with switched-mode DC-DC converters. First, basic circuit operation, including steady-state converter modeling and analysis, switch realization, discontinuous conduction mode, and transformer-isolated converters will be covered. Next, converter control systems are covered, including AC modeling of converters using averaged methods, small-signal transfer functions, and classical feedback loop design. Prerequisite: ELEN 3322

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Robot Motion Planning

Course Description:
Motion planning is the process of breaking down a desired movement task into discrete motions that satisfy movement constraints and possibly optimize some aspect of the movement. This course investigates the motion planning problem in robotics. Topics include motion of rigid objects by the configurations space and retraction approaches, shortest path motion, motion of linked robot arms, compliant motion, coordinated motion of several objects, robust motion with error detection and recovery, and motion in an unknown environment. Prerequisite: ELEN 5301 with a minimum grade of "B".

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Comm I

Course Description:
Introduction to communication systems with emphases on the analysis of baseband/bandpass digital transmission systems including probability theory. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: CMOS Digital IC DSN

Course Description:
Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design. Design of CMOS switch level circuits, transmission gate logic, review of standard CMOS fabrication processes, device and interconnect analysis, scaling induced challenges on performance and testing, deep submicron issues, various simulation tools. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5325
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced VLSI Design

Course Description:
In depth study of VLSI Interconnect Design and Modeling. Alternative Interconnect Technologies, Low Power Design, CMOS Leakage Power Reduction, Radiation Effects on CMOS, and Advanced CAD Tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 5324 or instructor's permission Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: VLSI Testing

Course Description:
Scaling induced testing challenge, fault modeling, controllability- observability measures, IDDQ testing, design for testability, built-in self testing, contactless testing, radiation effects, modeling and testing for single event effect, other signal integrity issues related to testing. Offered: Fall

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electric Vehicles I

Course Description:
Study of basic elements of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Topics include: electric and hybrid electric vehicle configurations and efficiencies; energy requirements for EVs; EV energy storage systems including fuel cells various battery technologies, and ultra-capacitors; study of primary and secondary performance parameters of energy storage systems; modern lithium-family batteries; alternative energy storage methods which may be useful in next generation of EVs; energy optimization using energy management systems EMS; analysis of ac, dc, and hub motors for EVs; battery charging methods; battery SoC measurement techniques; regenerative breaking and dynamic breaking; and drive-trains.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electric Vehicles II

Course Description:
Modeling and simulation of Electric Vehicles. Topics include: electric and hybrid-electric vehicle configurations and efficiencies; vehicle simulation tools; in-depth study of input parameters for vehicles simulation; vehicle output performance parameters; motor modeling design page; battery modeling design page; integrated EV simulation, analysis, and design; and vehicle simulation using C++ and MATLAB. Prerequisite: ELEN 5330 Electric Vehicles I.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Green Power Electronic Circuits

Course Description:
Design of power electronic circuits for green energy usage, capture, and delivery. This includes power electronic circuits: to design Electric Vehicles; to capture energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and regenerative braking; and to transmit energy through DC-transmission. The topics covered include: power electronic circuit simulation methodologies, inverters, converters, rectifiers, DC-transmission, snubber circuits, resonant circuits, and thermal modeling.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5334
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Alternative Energy Sources

Course Description:
Design energy systems to capture energy from renewable energy sources (RES) or alternative energy sources (AES), that are commercially viable today. This includes system modeling, simulation, analysis, and design. The topics covered include: renewable vs non-renewable energy sources; estimated life spans for current fossil fuel reserves; energy extraction from renewable sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, bio-mass, and hydro; energy extraction from alternative sources including nuclear; basic principles of RES; essentials of fluid mechanics for RES; essential of heat-transfer for RES; thermodynamic cycles of RES; and energy storage and distribution of RES.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instrumentation Systems & Automation

Course Description:
Study of electronic instrumentation systems for performing engineering measurements on electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems; and design of modern computerized industrial control and automation systems. The topics covered include: architectures of instrumentation and industrial control and automation systems IAS; signal conditioning circuits; recording systems; measurement systems for: strain, force, displacement velocity, acceleration, temperature, fluid mass/velocity, and vibration; digital-interface; IAS design using: IEC61131-3 control programming languages, RDB, and HMI; PID-controls; open system buses; and an introduction to advanced topics in ISA.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5338
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Genetic Algorithms I

Course Description:
Use of genetic algorithms to solve intractable optimization problems in engineering. The objective is to do an in-depth study of the GA-Architectural-elements and overall architectures and do case studies on complex engineering problems which can only be solved using GAs. Typical areas of optimization in electrical engineering include: Physical VLS Design, Power Systems, and PID-Controls. This course is projects intensive which emphasizes actual implementation of the GAs. The case-study programs may vary from semester to semester.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electric Power Sys Analysis I

Course Description:
A three-semester sequence, selected from: symmetrical components, impedance and fault-current calculations, load-flow studies, economic operation, stability and control, system modeling, non-fossil fuel energy conversion. Both analytical and digital-computer methods may be employed as appropriate. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Signal Processing

Course Description:
Sampling/reconstruction, quantization, discrete-time systems, digital filtering, Z-transforms, transfer functions, digital filter realizations, discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and fast Fourier transform (FFT), finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) filter design, and digital signal processing (DSP)applications. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5354
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Discrete Control Systems

Course Description:
Principles of digital and sampled-data control systems. Analysis of response, and stability. Analytical compensation by Z-transform and other methods. Extensive use of computers. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Electric Machines and Power Electronic Drives

Course Description:
Electric Machines and Power Electronic Drives. Introduction to advanced electric drive system, basic principle of advanced electric drive system, Reference Frame theory, Sinusoidal PWM and Space vector PWM inverters, DC drives, Dynamic analysis of Induction Machines, Analysis of Induction Machines in dq windings, Vector control of induction motor drives, Vector Control of Permanent magnet synchronous motor drives, Switched-reluctance motor (SRM) drives. Prerequisites: MATH 3328, ELEN 3312, 3441 and 4351 or equivalent.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5356
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Power System Stability and Control

Course Description:
Power System Stability and Control. This course deals with the development of detailed models of power system components and their application in the analysis of the dynamic behavior of interconnected power systems in response to small and large disturbances. The main topics are alternate Energy Grid Integration Issues, Distributed Generation Technologies and the Economics of Distributed Resources in power system stability and control, introduction to Phasor measurements and Smart Grid Integration Issues, formulation of the power system stability problem, longer term stability and static and dynamic security assessments, and introduction to Power systems controls. Prerequisites: ELEN 3312, 3441 and 4351 or equivalent.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5357
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Power System Monitoring and Protection

Course Description:
Power System Monitoring and Protection. Reliability of electrical energy systems to a large extent is a consequence of the reliability of its’ protection system. Basic building blocks of the protection system are fuses, over current and distance relays and differential protection schemes. In this course, we will introduce their principles and applications to apparatus and system protection. Technology of relaying has changed significantly in the last century. We will introduce both theory and practice of the numerical relays. The course can be used as a first course in power system protection. It should be also useful to graduate students, practicing engineers as well as research community. Prerequisites: ELEN 3441 Fund of Power Engineering or equivalent.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5362
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Remote Sensing

Course Description:
Design of systems which gather and share data over geographically scattered remote locations. Real-time access, monitoring, diagnosis, and control of remote locations. Communication systems design using radio-telemetry, satellite, and dial-up networks. Data interface to the Internet. Information sharing through dynamic-web site design. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5364
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Indust Aut/Proc Cntl

Course Description:
Design of automation systems for industrial manufacturing and process complexes. Process control using programmable logic controllers. Use of various design tools to implement systems that onitor, control, and perform diagnostics on typical industrial processes. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Image Processing I

Course Description:
Two dimensional signal processing techniques; pictorial image representation; spatial filtering; image enhancement and encoding; segmentation and feature extraction; introduction to image understanding techniques. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5373
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Electromagnetics

Course Description:
Graduate-level topics in electromagnetic theory and applications. Assumes a grounding in electromagnetic fields and waves and methods for the solution of boundary value problems. Prerequisite: ELEN 3371 or equivalent Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5383
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Instrumentation

Course Description:
Unified methods for the design of signal conditioning circuits between sensors and computers. Accepted practice for sensor-based microprocessor and microcomputer data acquisition and processing systems instrumentation amplifier circuits. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5384
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Virtual Systems Design

Course Description:
Design of virtual systems that replace complex hardware systems such as measurement systems, analyzers, and controllers. Object-oriented-programming (OOP) techniques that realize true representations of hardware. Design of Windows engineering applications. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5393
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to VLSI Design

Course Description:
Study of the principles of basic microchip design. Use of several CAD tools, with hands-on experience in implementing Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) circuits. Detailed study and computer simulation of MOS-capacitance models. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Hardware Descrip Lang

Course Description:
A CAD method of design of digital hardware using Computer Hardware Description Languages (CHDLs). Implementation of combinational logic units, microprocessors and microprogrammed processors. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 5397
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Fault Diagnos/Fault Toler Desg

Course Description:
Study of several test generation algorithms for combinational circuits such as Boolean Difference, D, PODEM, and FAN Algorithms. Test generation techniques for RAMS and microprocessors. Various methods for Design for testability and Fault Tolerant Design. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Professional Seminar

Course Description:
Advanced topics suitable for research along with research procedures will be discussed. Field study organization and content together with doctoral research problems and progress will be represented. Topics will vary each semester and course may be repeated for credit. Registration and completion for three semesters is required of all doctoral candidates. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Design Projects

Course Description:
May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital Filters

Course Description:
Introduction to digital filtering. Recursive, non-recursive filters and their design. Butterworth, chebysbev filters. Prerequisite: Proficiency in computer programming Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Control & Instrument

Course Description:
Basic Instrumentation principles. Signal acquisition and conditioning. Computer control using digital signal processing techniques in time and frequency domains. Programming project assignments involving implementation of basic instrumentation and computer control methods. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Justification Engineering Proj

Course Description:
The preparation of proposals for advanced engineering work. The student will be given individual assistance in preparing a proposal for his field of study. Prerequisite: Approval of advisory committee. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6349
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engr Applic AI/Expert Systems

Course Description:
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. An in-depth study of the effective utilization of Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems as applied to engineering problems. Projects assigned will involve the design and development of software systems to solve disciple-specific problems using available AI language and Fuzzy Logic expert system shells.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6358
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ind Auto & Proc Control

Course Description:
Design and develop industrial automation and process control (IAPC) systems and processes. Distributed control system design, implementation of real-time process databases and man-machine interface. Study of modern techniques for process control and management. This is a graduate engineering Core course available to all engineering graduate students. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Image Processing II

Course Description:
Current topics in image processing research: nonlinear and adaptive filtering, color image processing, image encoding and digital video processing. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Nonlinear Optics

Course Description:
Advanced topics in Nonlinear Optics including a lab component. May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6394
Credit Hours: 3
Title: CAD Tools VLSI Design

Course Description:
Study of the principles involved in the development of a variety of Computer Aided Tools used in the design of Very Large Scale Integrated circuits. Implementation of the tools with programming assignments. Offered: Other

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6601
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Studies

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering
SUBJECT CODE: ELEN
Course Number: 6602
Credit Hours: 6
Title: Engineering Prac-Field Study

Course Description:
An internship period under personal supervision. Approval must be obtained from the student’s graduate committee. Usually, a formal proposal will be required. May be taken for either six or twelve hours credit per semester. Must be repeated for credit until field study is completed. Total credit: six semester hours per section. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Drayer Dept Elec Engineering

English (ENGL)

SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Writing Sentences

Course Description:
Close attention to sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and diction in order to write efficient sentences for an appropriate audience and purpose. Students are encouraged to take along with another composition or writing course or as a refresher course.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Composition I

Course Description:
Basic forms of expository writing. Frequent themes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type. This course is prerequisite to ENGL 1302 and 1374. (NOTE: ENGL 1301 and one other course from ENGL 1302 or 1374 will satisfy the general degree requirement in composition. A student may receive credit for only one such course in a semester.) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Composition II

Course Description:
Forms of expository and analytical writing. Topics for composition suggested from wide reading in at least two of the three genres: prose fiction, poetry, and drama. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (NOTE: ENGL 1301 and one other course from ENGL 1302 or 1374 will satisfy the general degree requirement in composition. A student may receive credit for only one such course in a semester.) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Comp & Rhetoric II

Course Description:
An accelerated program for those exceptionally well prepared at time of enrollment. Extensive writing; introduction to literary genres. Research paper required. Prerequisite: Admission to ENGL 1360 is earned in one of three ways: a score of 3 on the AP test, a score of 670 or better on the SAT verbal test, or a combined score of 1170 or better on the SAT verbal and the English Achievement tests. See the department chair for further information. ENGL 1360 is offered in fall semesters only. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Comp & Rhetoric II

Course Description:
An accelerated study of writing, literature, and research for honors program students. Prerequisite: ENGL 1360 with grade of C or better Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 1374
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Composition

Course Description:
Forms of expository and analytical writing. Topics for composition suggested from a wide survey of various communications media: films, tapes, radio, television, periodicals, books, etc. Requires attendance at specific instructor-specified events in addition to class attendance. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 (NOTE: ENGL 1301 and one other course from ENGL 1302 or 1374 will satisfy the general degree requirement in composition. A student may receive credit for only one such course in a semester.) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2100
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Close Reading I

Course Description:
A close reading of two books with related themes or authors and/or a close viewing of four films with related themes or makers. Course may be repeated when content varies. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Close Reading II

Course Description:
A close reading of related themes, authors or periods and/or a close viewing of films with related themes or makers. The course will focus on literature, the arts, politics, philosophy or culture. It will not take the place of other 2000 level courses that require ENGL 1301 and 1302. It will not take the place of ENGL 1302. It is intended for students who do not take 6 hours of composition. Course may be repeated when content varies. Pre-requisite: English 1301

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: British Lit Before 1800

Course Description:
The development of British literature from its Anglo-Saxon origins through the Enlightenment. Study of major works representative of various epochs and genres. Study of history of the language. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: British Lit After 1800

Course Description:
The development of British literature from 1800 to the present. Study of major works representative of various periods and genres. Study of history of the language. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: British Literature

Course Description:
The study of six-to-ten major works of British literature dating from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the present. Prerequisites: ENGL-1301 and either ENGL-1302 or 1374; or 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Literature

Course Description:
Six-to-ten major works of American literature, including both the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2331
Credit Hours: 3
Title: World Literature

Course Description:
Six-to-ten major monuments of world literature, from classical antiquity to the present century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Sophmore Literature

Course Description:
Major works of British and World Literature from classical antiquity to the present century, designed especially for honors students. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Professional Comm

Course Description:
Forms of informative and persuasive communication (including letters, memos, brief reports, presentations, and interviews) commonly employed in the professional world. (CC No. 2311) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2371
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Masterworks of Asian Lit

Course Description:
Six-to-ten major works of Asian literature, including writers from China, Japan and Vietnam. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 2376
Credit Hours: 3
Title: African-American Literature

Course Description:
Significant contributions to American literature from Colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Technical Report Writing

Course Description:
Supervised preparation of technical and scientific reports according to standard usage recommended by professional scientific and engineering societies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Poetic Analysis

Course Description:
Forms and techniques and the critical evaluation of poetry. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3320
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Child & Adolescent Lit

Course Description:
Literature about or for children and adolescents and the special features and concerns of the genre. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Issues in Lang/Literature

Course Description:
An overview of the discipline of English treating both theoretical and practical questions related to grammar, composition, and literature. Students are encouraged to begin advanced-level work before enrolling in this course. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3322
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Lit Before 1865

Course Description:
The development of American literature from the era of exploration and colonization through the Romantic period. Selection representative of each epoch and various genres and themes of American literature. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Lit After 1865

Course Description:
The development of American literature from the era of Realism to the present. Selection representative of the various literary movements, genres, and themes of modern American literature. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Expository Writing

Course Description:
Focus on developing skills in literary analysis and critical essays. Attention to MLA documentation, style and grammar. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Advanced Argumentation

Course Description:
Survey of different styles of argumentation from the classical era to the present. This is a writing intensive course that emphasizes critical thinking and sensitivity to discourse and rhetorical strategies within the discipline. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: World Lit Before 1600

Course Description:
Survey of major works of world literature to 1600. Includes works from a variety of western and non-western cultures in a variety of genres. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: World Lit After 1600

Course Description:
Survey of major works of world literature since 1600. Includes works from a variety of western and non-western cultures in a variety of genres. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Mythology

Course Description:
Mythologies of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Norse peoples and other cultures. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Creative Writing

Course Description:
A workshop approach to the writing of poetry, fiction and drama. May be taken for credit more than once when the genre focus varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Short Story

Course Description:
The technique of the short story; its historical development; study and analysis of great short stories. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The Drama

Course Description:
The historical development of the drama from Aeschylus to the present. Intensive study of selected plays. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in the British Novel

Course Description:
The tradition of the British novel, eighteenth century to the present. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3382
Credit Hours: 3
Title: British Literature Before 1800

Course Description:
The development of British Literature from the development of the written language in Great Britain through the end of the 18th century. Selections representative of each epoch and various literary movements, genres, and themes of British Literature. Offered: Fall

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3384
Credit Hours: 3
Title: British Literature After 1800

Course Description:
The development of British Literature from the Romantic period to the contemporary era. Selections representative of each epoch and various literary movements, genres, and themes of British Literature. Offered: Fall

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Novel

Course Description:
History, growth and technique of the American novel. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 3392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: African American Literature

Course Description:
Exploring literary form through the study of selected African American writers in order to understand the African American search for identity. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Linguistics

Course Description:
Background in the nature of language and linguistic changes as a basis for describing and comparing language systems: focuses on a description of the phonological, morphological and syntactic features of English in contrast to features of other languages. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: History of English Language

Course Description:
Theory and nature of language. Studies in the growth of English and American forms. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sociolinguistics

Course Description:
Study of language variation and change in relation to society and social groups.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Writing in Elementary Schools

Course Description:
Introduction to principles and practices of writing instruction for elementary (EC-4) teachers including writing process, modes of organization, forms, grammar and assessment. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching of Writing

Course Description:
An introduction to major theories of composition, to research in the teaching of composition, and to pedagogical techniques for teaching writing. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies Language & Linguistics

Course Description:
Special problems in linguistics, such as the history of American English, regional dialects, new grammars. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Critical Theory

Course Description:
Advanced study of the relationship between form and content in various modes of media, discourse, and criticism. Emphasis on major figures and methodology in contemporary literary theory. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Womens Literature

Course Description:
Poetry, prose, and/or drama by women from classical times to the present. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies Victorian Literature

Course Description:
Poetry and prose of the Victorian period. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Drama

Course Description:
Dramatic trends and representative plays from Ibsen to the present. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Poetry

Course Description:
Poetic developments in England and America with emphasis on representative poets from Hardy to the present. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Fiction

Course Description:
Prose fiction representative of modern ideas and trends, with emphasis on English and Continental authors. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4321
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Issues in Language and Literature

Course Description:
An overview of the discipline of English treating both theoretical and practical questions related to grammar, composition, literature and pedagogy.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in 16th Century Lit

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the age. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Am Lit Renaissance 1820-1860

Course Description:
Major authors of period from Poe to Melville. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American Realism 1860-1900

Course Description:
Major authors of the period from Whitman to Norris. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Early American Literature

Course Description:
Significant writers from the beginning of Colonial America to 1828. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4329
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern American Literature

Course Description:
Major American writers of the 20th century. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics: Author

Course Description:
Major writer such as Chaucer, Milton, Hawthorne, Faulkner. May be taken for credit more than once when the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4334
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Critical Studies in Literature

Course Description:
A particular genre or theme in comparative literature or criticism. May be taken more than once for credit when the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Studies

Course Description:
Study in literature in an area of mutual interest. May be taken for credit more than once if topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Shakespeare

Course Description:
Selected major plays. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Spring, Summer

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics: Writing Workshop

Course Description:
Intensive study in writing, focusing on student work through a workshop format. May be repeated if the content varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 3310, ENGL 3326, or ENGL 3350 depending on genre.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Writing Seminar

Course Description:
Intensive study in writing, focusing on specific topics, with either a technical or creative emphasis. May be taken more than once for credit if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Prerequisite: ENGL 3350 or permission of the instructor (for any creative writing seminar). Offered: Fall, Spring

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics: Rhetoric

Course Description:
Advanced study of rhetorical and discourse analysis of speeches and texts. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multimedia

Course Description:
Theories of rhetoric and composition related to writing for the web and producing multimedia genres. Explores the history of writing technologies as well as how these impact texts and the writing process. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stud 17th Cent Literature

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the period 1600-1660. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Editing Tech Communication

Course Description:
Editing technical communications for clarity, conciseness, and form. Emphasis on affective communications within and between organizations and organizational levels including reports, proposals, manuals, memoranda, and news releases. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Prerequisite: Either ENGL 2301, 3310, 4326, or 4345 (when technically oriented) or permission of the instructor. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Documentation Design

Course Description:
A technical writing course that focuses on preparing, writing and documenting instructional information. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
An opportunity to work in "real world" work setting in activities related to professional communication and technical writing. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Prerequisites: At least two courses from ENGL 2301, 3310, 4355. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in 18th Century Lit

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the period 1660-1800. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 4392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Romantic Literature

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the Romantic period. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies. Successful completion of Freshman Composition (6 hours) and Sophomore Literature (3 hours) core curriculum components required for enrollment in all 3000-4000-level courses. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Composition Pract

Course Description:
Practicum in the teaching of writing. Involves classroom experience, peer discussion and mentor consultation. Graded on S-U basis. Prerequisite: Graduate teaching fellow standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Intro to Linguistics

Course Description:
Background in the nature of language and linguistic changes as a basis for describing and comparing language systems: focuses on a description of the phonological, morphological and syntactic features of English in contrast to features of other languages.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Hist of Engl Language

Course Description:
Theory and nature of language. Studies in the growth of English and American forms.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5303
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sociolinguistics

Course Description:
Study of language variation and change in relation to society and social groups.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Writing in Elem Sch

Course Description:
An introduction to principles and practices of writing instruction for elementary (E-4) teachers including writing process, modes of organization, forms, grammar and assessment.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5310
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Teaching of Writing

Course Description:
An introduction to major theories of composition, to research in the teaching of composition and to pedogogical techniques for teaching writing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5311
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Tpc in Comparative Lit

Course Description:
Intensive study of an author or authors, genre or period selected from the range of world literature. Emphasis on analysis and literary method. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies Language & Linguistics

Course Description:
Special problems in linguistics, such as the history of American English, regional dialects, new grammars. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5313
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topic in Eng Inst

Course Description:
Intensive study of theory and pedagogy of language for secondary teachers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5314
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Critical Theory

Course Description:
Advanced study of the relationship between form and content in various modes of media, discourse, and criticism. Emphasis on major figures and methodology in contemporary literary theory.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Womens Literature

Course Description:
Poetry, prose, and/or drama by women from classical times to the present. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5316
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies Victorian Literature

Course Description:
Poetry and prose of the Victorian period. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5317
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Drama

Course Description:
Dramatic trends and representative plays from Ibsen to the present.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5318
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Poetry

Course Description:
Poetic developments in England and America with emphasis on representative poets from Hardy to the present.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5319
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern Fiction

Course Description:
Prose fiction representative of modern ideas and trends, with emphasis on English and Continental authors.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5324
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in 16th Century Lit

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the age. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5326
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The Am Renaissance: 1820-1860

Course Description:
Major Authors of the period from Poe to Melville.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5327
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The Dev Am Realism: 1860-1900

Course Description:
Major authors of the period from Whitman to Norris.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5328
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Early American Lit

Course Description:
Significant writers from the beginning of Colonial America to 1828.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5329
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Modern American Literature

Course Description:
Major American writers of the 20th century.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5330
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topic Old & Mid English

Course Description:
Intensive study of the languages necessary for reading literature of the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5333
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in a Particular Author

Course Description:
Major writers such as Chaucer, Milton, Hawthorne, Faulkner. May be taken for credit more than once when the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5334
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Critical Studies in Literature

Course Description:
A particular genre or theme in comparative literature or criticism. May be taken more than once for credit when the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Introduction to the Profession

Course Description:
Introduction to professional expectations and opportunities in the study of English, including trends in vocational, literary and pedagogical studies and related disciplines. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5336
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Studies

Course Description:
Directed Study in an area of mutual interest. May be taken for credit more than once if topic varies. Offered: Other

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5340
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Shakespeare

Course Description:
Selected major plays. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Writing Workshop

Course Description:
Intensive study in writing, focusing on student work through a workshop format. May be repeated if the content varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Writing Seminar

Course Description:
Intensive study in writing, focusing on specific topics, with either a technical or creative emphasis. May be taken more than once for credit if the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Rhetoric

Course Description:
Advanced study of rhetorical and discourse analysis of speeches and texts. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Multimedia

Course Description:
Theories of rehetoric and composition related to writing for the web and producing multimedia genres. Explores the history of writing techonologies as well as how these impact texts and the writing process.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topic Renaiss & 17th Cent

Course Description:
An intensive study of an author or related authors selected from the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5351
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Stud 17th Cent Literature

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the period 1600-1660. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5355
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Editing Tech Communication

Course Description:
Editing technical communications for clarity, conciseness, and form. Emphasis on affective communications within and between organizations and organizational levels including reports, proposals, manuals, memoranda, and news releases. Prerequisite: Either ENGL 2301, 3310, 4326, or 4345 (when technically oriented) or permission of the instructor.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5360
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topic Restor & 18th Cent

Course Description:
An intensive study of an author or related authors selected from the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Documentation Design

Course Description:
A technical writing course that focuses on preparing, writing and documenting instructional information.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Internship

Course Description:
Opportunity to work in "real world" work setting in activities related to professional communication and technical writing. Prerequisites: At least two courses from ENGL 2301, 3310, 4355

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5370
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topics 19th Cent Lit

Course Description:
An intensive study of an author or related authors selected from the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5380
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topics 20th Cent Lit

Course Description:
An intensive study of an author or related authors selected from the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5381
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in 18th Century Lit

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the period 1660-1800. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5385
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Sp Topic Amer Lit

Course Description:
An intensive study of an author or related authors selected from the period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both for required 6 credits.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages
SUBJECT CODE: ENGL
Course Number: 5392
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Studies in Romantic Lit

Course Description:
Poetry, prose and drama of the Romantic period. May be taken for credit more than once if the topic varies.

Department Description: English and Modern Languages

Engineering (ENGR)

SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 3350
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Computer Aided Design

Course Description:
Course stresses two- and three-dimensional applications on the CAD system. Elementary two-dimensional geometric design: Advanced two-dimensional geometric design and application. Three-dimensional curve, surface and solid design with three-dimensional geometric analysis: Design optimization and interfacing computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of engineering under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of engineering under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized areas of engineering under the guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Internship I

Course Description:
Internship opportunity provides experience in the practice of engineering for undergraduate students. Its purpose is engineering career development.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4307
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Internship II

Course Description:
Internship opportunity provides experience in the practice of engineering for undergraduate students. Its purpose is engineering career development.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 4361
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Honors Thesis - Engineering

Course Description:
Internship opportunity provides experience in the practice of engineering for undergraduate students. Its purpose is engineering career development.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 5101
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 5110
Credit Hours: 1
Title: Seminar

Course Description:
Discussion of ethical, professional, and technical topics related to the practice of civil engineering. Presentation of oral and written reports. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 5201
Credit Hours: 2
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Spring

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Special Topics

Course Description:
An investigation into specialized study in advanced areas of engineering under guidance of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit when topics of investigation differ. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR
Course Number: 5306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Engineering Internship I

Course Description:
Internship opportunity provides experience in the practice of engineering for graduate students. Its purpose is engineering career development.

Department Description: Engineering (Core)
SUBJECT CODE: ENGR