May 24, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Chemistry

  
  
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    CHM 417 - Forensic Chemistry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CHM 411. A general overview of the prevalent chemical principles, methods, and instrumentation involved in the analysis of physical evidence.


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    CHM 431 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CHM 332 or equivalent. Applications of spectroscopic techniques in the study of organic reactions and compounds.


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    CHM 441 - Inorganic Chemistry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CHM 321. Corequisite: CHM 322. Consideration of the elements and their compounds based on electronic structure, molecular orbital theory, shape and structure of molecules, and ligand field theory.


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    CHM 444 - Pharmacokinetics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CHM 342 and CHM 352; MTH 182. Mathematical description of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Includes a variety of methods by which drug concentrations in biological matrices and formulations are determined. Mathematical modeling involves the determination of the best parameter values for models used to fit experimental data determined in pharmacokinetic studies of clinical uses of pharmacokinetics.


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    CHM 449 - Pharmaceutical Science Practicum

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior status in any BSPS track. Practical experience at a relevant, off-campus pharmaceutical science-related site.


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    CHM 455 - Biotechnology Techniques

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CHM 402, CHM 411, & CHM 416. Techniques of immunoassays and techniques of isolation, manipulation, and analysis of proteins/nucleic acids are covered. Includes both lecture and laboratory.


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    CHM 469 - Independent Study

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Approval of departmental faculty member. Content and credit (up to 4 credits) as arranged with instructor. Graded S/U


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    CHM 479 - Advanced Chemistry Lab

    [11 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Approval of advisor. An advanced laboratory program in selected techniques to be determined by the needs and interests of the student. Offered every semester. Graded S/U.


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    CHM 489 - Senior Research

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CHM 401 and senior standing in chemistry. Design and execution of experiments, recording and reporting of results. Requires written reports on specific problem. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credits hours. Graded S/U.


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    CHM 496 - Forensics Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: All other courses required for forensic chemistry certificate. Practical experience at a relevant, off-campus forensics lab.


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    CHM 497 - Topics In Chemistry

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Discussion of selected topics in chemistry as determined by faculty and student interest. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours with a change of topic.


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Chinese

  
  
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    CHN 102 - Chinese II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of CHN 101 with a "C" grade or better or permission of instructor. Essentials of Chinese usage; practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.


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    CHN 201 - Intermediate Chinese I

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite; CHN 102 or the equivalent. Emphasizes basic structures of standard Mandarin Chinese; helps students improve reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities. Chinese culture, society, and people introduced through supplementary materials and activities.


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    CHN 202 - Intermediate Chinese II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CHN 201 or equivalent. A continuation of CHN 201 that continues to build student skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Readings and activities emphasize contemporary Chinese culture and culturally appropriate interactions in a Chinese context.


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    CHN 293 - Special Topics in Chinese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permision of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Chinese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    CHN 393 - Special Topics in Chinese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Chinese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    CHN 493 - Special Topics in Chinese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Chinese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated with change of topic.


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Civil Engineering

  
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    CVE 211 - Surveying

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MTH 181. Theory and techniques of horizontal and vertical distance measurement, angle measurement, theory and adjustment of errors, area and traverse calculations, tacheometry, state plane coordinate system, topographic mapping, horizontal and vertical curves, earthwork calculations, fundamentals of engineering graphics, integration of geometrical theory, and computer-aided drawing.


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    CVE 212 - Surveying Laboratory

    [2 credit(s)]
    Practical application of theory learned in CVE 211 through field problems involving the measurement of angles and horizontal and vertical distances. CVE 211 must be taken concurrently or as a prerequisite.


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    CVE 310 - Strength Of Materials Laboratory

    [2 credit(s)]
    Laboratory testing of engineering materials to determine physical properties and to verify basic theories. ESC 211 must be taken concurrently or as a prerequisite.


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    CVE 312 - Structural Analysis I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 211. Truss and frame analysis, influence lines and load position criteria, deflection analysis, analysis of indeterminate structures by compatibility methods, moment distribution method, slope deflection method.


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    CVE 322 - Structural Steel Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 312. Design of structural steel components subject to tensile, compressive, bending and combined bending and compressive loadings; design of bolted and welded connections.


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    CVE 331 - Introduction To Geotechnical Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 211. Phase relationships, index properties, soil classification, clay mineralogy and soil structure. Soil-water interaction; capillarity, shrinkage and swelling, permeability seepage and effective stress, shear strength and consolidation theories, slope stability.


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    CVE 360 - Mechanics of Fluids and Basic Thermal Systems for Civil Engineers

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 201 and ESC 250. This course provides the students with a comprehensive study of mechanics of fluids and an exposure to key concepts from thermodynamics and heat transfer, tailored for civil and environmental engineering education.


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    CVE 361 - Hydraulic Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 301 or CVE 360. Application of the principles of fluid mechanics to the design and operation of pipeline, pump, open channel, and ground-water hydraulic systems. Introduction to hydrology.


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    CVE 362 - Hydraulics Laboratory

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 360. Corequisite: CVE 361. Experimental verification of pump, open channel, and ground-water energy-loss theories. Measurement of pipe and open-channel flow. Determination of centrifugal pump operating characteristics. Application of probability, statistics, linear algebra and numerical methods to hydraulic and hydrology problems.


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    CVE 371 - Environmental Engineering I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 360 or ESC 301. Introduction to environmental engineering issues, legal aspects, engineering solutions, and basic approaches to abatement system design. Includes water quality, water supply, wastewater treatment systems, air pollution abatement, fate of pollutants, solid wastes, hazardous wastes, hazardous materials management, and environmental impacts.


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    CVE 374 - Environmental Engineering Lab

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CHM 261, CHM 266, ESC 301 or CVE 360. Course must be taken concurrently with CVE 371. The objective of the laboratory course is to demonstrate the application of basic chemistry, biology and thermodynamics to environmental engineering, laboratory methods and interpretation of result to provide the student with a strong fundamental understanding of environmental engineering issues and engineering solutions The laboratory course will supplement and help demonstrate the application of the fundamental science concepts required to understand and solve environmental engineering issues. Students will learn basic sampling, laboratory methods and data analysis techniques as applied to treatment and remediation designs.


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    CVE 401 - Structural Engineering Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 422. Laboratory work in testing of structural engineering materials and components; proportioning of concrete mixes; testing of concrete cylinders and beams, reinforcing bars.


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    CVE 403 - Construction Planning & Principles Of Estimating

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Junior standing. Types and uses of construction equipment and study of construction procedures; study of different types of estimates, direct and indirect costs, insurance, taxes, and bonds; analysis of construction schedule planning by CPM or PERT.


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    CVE 404 - Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Application of standard mathematical optimization procedures to the solution of linear and nonlinear civil engineering systems.


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    CVE 412 - Structural Analysis II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CVE 312, ESC 350. Matrix analysis of two- and three-dimensional trusses, continuous beams, and frames; emphasis on the displacement method and stiffness matrix development. Use of AutoCad and an ALGOR software program are required.


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    CVE 413 - Adv Strength of Materials

    [4 credit(s)]
    This course will foster an understanding of a number of advanced concepts in the field of engineering mechanics. Topics include three-dimensional stress-strain relationships, failure theories, bending of non-symmetrical members, curved beam theory, beams on elastic foundations, torsion of noncircular shafts using membrane analogy, and plate theory.


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    CVE 421 - Behavior & Properties Of Concrete

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 422. Properties of hydraulic cements, aggregates, plastic, and hardened concrete; effect of admixtures and curing conditions; specifications and acceptance tests; placement, consolidation, finishing, and durability of concrete.


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    CVE 422 - Reinforced Concrete Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 312. Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members by service and ultimate strength methods; flexure, shear, displacement, and anchorage of beams; combined axial and bending stresses in columns; one-way slabs and continuous beams.


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    CVE 423 - Prestressed Concrete

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 422. Immediate and long-term stress losses in post-tensioned and pre-tensioned members; analysis and design of prestressed structural members for flexure and shear; proportioning of members for size and placement of reinforcement; analysis of crack width, development, and deflection.


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    CVE 424 - Nondestructive Evaluation

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 211 and senior standing. Methods of non-destructive evaluation are studied in this course. Topics include ultrasonics, acoustic emissions, penetrants, eddy current, X-ray and neutron radiography, digital radiography, computed tomography, and thermography.


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    CVE 426 - Senior Design

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CVE 312, CVE 331, CVE 361 & CVE 371. A capstone course which applies and extends previously developed principles of civil engineering. Students will form teams and work on design projects under the supervision of civil engineering faculty in the various areas offered by the faculty. Computer-aided analysis, cost estimation, planning, and management should be included in the design. Registration must be for two consecutive semesters of 2 credit each.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    CVE 427 - Capstone Design

    [2 credit(s)]


    Prerequisite: CVE 426. A capstone design course which applies and extends previously developed principles of civil engineering including engineering standards and realistic constraints. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams on planning, design and analysis of a civil project, involving as much as possible all major aspects of the civil engineering profession. Computer-aided analysis, cost estimation, planning and management should be included in the design. Registration must be in the semester immediately following registration in CVE 426.


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    CVE 428 - Structural Wood Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 312. Vertical dead and live loads due to gravity, roof, and floor. Lateral design loads due to wind and seismic. Properties and grades of sawn lumber and glulam members; modification factors of allowable stresses; analysis and design of sawn and glulam beams for flexure and lateral stability, shear, bearing, and deflections; analysis and design of axially loaded members, combined axial, and bending effects. Properties and grades of plywood and other rated sheathing; analysis and design of horizontal diaphragms, chords, drag struts, and shearwalls. Design of nailed, bolted connections; timber connectors and connection hardware.


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    CVE 429 - Foundation Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CVE 331, CVE 332. Co-requisite: CVE 422. Subsurface exploration, bearing capacity analysis, shallow foundation design; spread footing, combined footing and mat footing. Lateral earth pressure theory; Retaining wall design; sheet piles; deep foundations; piles and caissons; soil improvement.


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    CVE 430 - Advanced Soil Mechanics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 331. Soil mineralogy, determination of soil composition, clay-water electrolyte systems, soil composition, and engineering properties. Conduction phenomenon. Frozen soil engineering.


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    CVE 431 - Advanced Foundations

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 429. Subsurface explorations, shallow foundations, design of spread footings, mats, retaining walls, deep foundations, design of piles, piers and caissons.


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    CVE 440 - Soil Stabilization & Decontamination

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CVE 331 and CVE 374. Engineering classification of soils; clay mineralogy; properties of different types of soils including strength, permeability, volume-density and characteristics; soil contaminant interaction, methods of soil stabilization, methods of soil decontamination, process selection, and site remediation. Soil decontamination design project.


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    CVE 441 - Traffic Flow Theory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have senior standing. The Traffic Flow Theory course provides the basic concepts and theories of traffic flow characteristics and the associated analytical techniques. This course reviews the foundations of traffic science and presents the major classes of models derived for traffic flow. Recent developments and topics of current research are introduced. The course also addresses the implications of the models and the traffic system properties for traffic operations and control.


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    CVE 442 - Urban Transportation Planning

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESC 211 and senior standing. Focus on factors involved in the process of urban planning and regional transportation systems, encompassing all modes. Provides students with theory and applications of urban transportation planning studies, traffic models, investment models, programming and scheduling.


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    CVE 446 - Transportation Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Survey of transportation development, characteristics, and planning; traffic characteristics capacity of various systems, including basic procedures, controls, and criteria in highway design; environmental considerations. CVE 450; Environmental Technology. (3-0-3) Introduction to environmental quality, water resources, wastewater treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, waste site remediation. Emphasis on solutions to business, industrial, and manufacturing problems; including site audits, pollution prevention and regulatory issues.


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    CVE 447 - Highway Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Properties of materials used in highway construction. Effects of loading and the environment on pavement life. Design of flexible and rigid pavement systems. Construction methods and management.


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    CVE 450 - Environmental Technology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to environmental quality, water resources, wastewater treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, waste site remediation. Emphasis on solutions to business, industrial, and manufacturing problems; including site audits, pollution prevention and regulatory issues. (This course is for non-engineers in the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Masters Program only.)


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    CVE 453 - Subdivision Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: CVE 211, CVE 212. Process of subdividing and platting land; analysis of soils, topography, terrain, earthwork, geometry and other variables for land subdivision; plat preparation; layout of development plans.


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    CVE 461 - Hydrologic Analysis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 361. Characterization and analysis of the hydrologic cycle and associated hydrologic abstractions. Statistical analysis of hydrologic events, hydrologic routing, and the effects of urbanization on the hydrologic response of a watershed.


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    CVE 462 - Open Channel Hydraulics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 361. Application of the principles of the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum to open channel flow phenomena. Analysis of open channel hydraulic structures and floodplain hydraulics. Emphasis is on computer applications and numerical methods.


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    CVE 463 - Water Resources Engineering

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 361. Analysis and hydraulic design of water resource engineering subsystems including subsurface drainage, pressure flow systems, pumps and turbines, reservoirs, spillways, and landfills.


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    CVE 464 - Ground-Water Hydrology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 361. Analysis of the physical properties and the resultant ground-water flow in porous media. Application of the principles of the conservation and mass, energy, and momentum to ground water flow systems. Includes well hydraulics, well design, aquifer analysis, infiltration, flow in the unsaturated zone, and introduction to ground-water contamination.


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    CVE 473 - Environmental Engineering II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: CVE 371. Introduction to environmental engineering design of unit processes and pollution abatement systems. Topics include water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment plant design, air pollution abatement systems, solid waste engineering management, hazardous waste engineering management, and waste site remediation.


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    CVE 474 - Environmental Engineering Lab

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite or Corequisite: CVE 371. Laboratory methods for the measurement of physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters of water and wastewater. Interpretation of laboratory results with regard to the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment processes and to the control of the quality of natural waters.


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    CVE 499H - Honors Thesis

    [1-8 credit(s)]
    Student will be involved in an engineering research or development project under the personal supervision of a faculty member. The specific responsibilities of the student will be arranged by mutual consent of the sutdent, the student's honors advisor, and the department's undergraduate advisor. The culmination of this course is a written thesis that is approved by a committee of departmental faculty members. The student will also present a public, oral defense of the thesis. May be repeated for credit.


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Classical and Medieval Studies

  
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    CLM 230H - Turning Pts in Anct & Med His

    [4 credit(s)]
    CLM 230H uses non-traditional pedagogical techniques, such as participation in historical role-playing games, to engage students in an in-depth and interdisciplinary exploration of pivotal points in pre-modern western history. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.


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    CLM 293 - Special Topics In Classical And Medieval Studies

    [6 credit(s)]
    Focus on some topic in classical and medieval studies otherwise not offered. The topic may be an individual author; text, monument; genre; style; historical period; social, philosophical, or religious movement; linguistic problem; or an appropriate combination of these. May be repeated for a total of 80 credit hours with a change in topic. Classical and Medieval Studies course.


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    CLM 393 - Special Topics In Classical And Medieval Studies

    [6 credit(s)]
    Focus on some topic in classical and medieval studies otherwise not offered. The topic may be an individual author; text, monument; genre; style; historical period; social, philosophical, or religious movement; linguistic problem; or an appropriate combination of these. May be repeated for a total of 80 credit hours with a change in topic. Classical and Medieval Studies course.


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    CLM 498 - Senior Thesis Proposal

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Classical and Medieval Studies Director and permission of the thesis director. Students will identify a thesis director prior to enrolling in CLM 498. CLM 498 is an independent study course in which students develop a detailed research plan for a thesis focusing on a classical or medieval topic. CLM 498 meets part of the General Education Capstone Experience requirement for the Classical and Medieval Studies major.


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    CLM 499 - Senior Thesis Writing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Classical and Medieval Studies Director and permission of the thesis director. Students will research and write the senior thesis developed in CLM 498. CLM 499 meets part of the General Education Capstone Experience requirement for the Classical and Medieval Studies major.


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Communication

  
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    COM 100 - Communication Lab

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Practical workshop and labs to develop communication skills. Students apply material from accompanying lecture courses (with which the lab is coordinated) to specific communication problems. May be repeated as topic varies.


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    COM 131 - Introduction to Media and Technology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Through a combination of videotaped interviews, lectures, discussions and electronic field trips, students are introduced to the processes that form video/audio communication. Professionals in broadcast, video and audio production, corporate and organizational video, and cable television explain how they work their crafts. The course explores electronic options such as direct broadcast television (satellite), specialty market videos, the Internet, digital imaging and emerging technologies.


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    COM 200 - Communication Lab

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Practical workshop and labs to develop communication skills. Students apply material from accompanying lecture courses (with which the lab is coordinated) to specific communication problems. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours if there is a change of topic.


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    COM 201 - Communication and Human Relationships in East Asian Societies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Significant differences in communication behavior and its underlying cultural premises between members of Eastern Asian societies and the West present daunting relational challenges in the context of globalization. To prepare students for these challenges, this course offers both conceptual and practical understandings of communication and culture in three major societies in East Asia - China, Korea, and Japan. The knowledge and skills gained from this course will not only furnish greater cultural understanding but also enable students to communicate and interact more effectively in global settings.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    COM 204 - Film and TV Production I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 131. Students are introduced to visual storytelling and writing for the ear. Concept of single-camera production, including composition and movement, moving image sequencing (such as cut-ins and cutaways), shooting for the edit, and three-point lighting are stressed. Students learn operation of camcorders, portable audio recorders, and video editors. Single microphone techniques, cueing, editing, and dubbing of various audio media are also introduced.


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    COM 211 - Communicating In Personal Relationships

    [3 credit(s)]
    Examines the fundamental role of communication in establishing and maintaining personal relationships. By surveying the leading research and theories in interpersonal communication, this course will engage students in the detailed analysis of how individuals enter into, maintain, and terminate relationships. Conceptual perspectives examined will include communicative competence, relational development, interaction process, codes, and context.

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    COM 224 - Foundations of Journalism and Promotional Communication

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: COM 101 or permission of instructor. This course gives students a historical and social-scientific overview of journalism, advertising, and public relations from their earliest beginnings to the present day. It examines these foundational media as they exist together within a fluid media environment, one (or more) often impacting upon another within the political, economic, and social background of the United States. Each medium will be examined in three areas: power, history, and technology.


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    COM 225 - Media Writing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Development of basic writing skills for journalists and other media professionals, including judging news values, following the inverted pyramid style of writing, and using the AP style and copy-editing techniques. Development of major news-gathering tools such as interviewing and covering traditional sources of news - meetings, speeches, and press conferences. Application of journalistic forms and tools for print and electronic media and public relations.

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    COM 226 - Mass Media and Society

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: COM 101 or permission of instructor. Examines basic theoretical concepts and models underpinning the study of mass communication, including processes of message construction in media organizations, content patterns, audience message processing, media effects, media systems, and relationships with other systems.

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    COM 240 - Professional Communication

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course is designed to expose students to the theories, skills, and strategies needed to become effective communicators in formal organizational and professional settings. Students who successfully complete the course should be able to 1) recognize and describe the array of specific business/professional situations in which effective communication is expected; 2) understand and explain the responsibilities, expectations, and dynamics of human communication in those business/professional situations: and 3) choose appropriate communication strategies and use effective communication skills in writing and presentation.

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    COM 257 - Principles of Public Relations

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 224. Examines the role and context of professional public relations practitioners and the development of techniques for ongoing public relations programs, managing crises, and conducting projects and campaigns.


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    COM 260 - Principles of Advertising

    [3 credit(s)]
    Presents an overview of the field. Surveys the operational principles and fundamental practices of advertising that include advertising theories, ethics, regulation, research methods, media planning, message and campaign planning strategy. Students also are involved in an advertising campaign project as part of the hands-on exercise in class.


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    COM 293 - Special Topics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Topics of interpersonal, mass, or telecommunication that change each semester and focus on communication skills. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.


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    COM 300 - Communication Lab

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Practical workshop and labs to develop communication skills. Students apply material from accompanying lecture courses (with which the lab is coordinated) to specific communication problems. May be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    COM 301 - Broadcast & Interactive Media Writing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite COM 221 or permission of instructor. Introduces students to the different types of writing used in news media, broadcast media, and allied fields. Special emphasis given to TV and radio news writing and writing commercials for broadcast media. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.

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    COM 303 - Communication Inquiry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: COM 101 or permission of instructor. Understanding methods of inquiry in communication, including social science orientation, quantitative and qualitative methods for gathering and analyzing data, and critiquing and interpreting research. Theory, design, and basic statistics involved in survey and experimental research. Students are actively involved in data collection and research projects


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    COM 315 - Photojournalism

    [3 credit(s)]
    This is an introductory photojournalism course focusing on the importance of documentary photography, and its history and relevance to today's world. The course will familiarize students with the principles of photojournalism, and explore content of different types of photographs published in newspapers, magazines, the Internet and other media. Other topics include news judgment, ethics in the digital age, and responsibilities of the photographer.


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    COM 320 - History of Film

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 221 or permission of instructor. Historical study of silent and sound film styles in their social, economic, and technological contexts. Film's influence in early television production is also considered. Both U.S. and international films are considered. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement..

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    COM 321 - Documentary Form in Film, TV, and Interactive Media

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 221 and either COM 320 or COM 231, or permission of instructor. The history, theory, and contemporary practice of nonfiction film and television will be explored. The course involves intensive analysis of selected nonfiction works and may include a production component for those students who have completed COM 204.


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    COM 325 - Screenwriting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: COM 221 or permission of instructor. This course examines the tools of writing for the screen. Students will learn standard formats of screenwriting. The class will include the analysis of published screenplays, the development of character and story, and the presentation of student works for constructive comment and criticism. This intensive scriptwriting class is intended to help students construct and write a short film or the first act of a feature-length narrative.

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    COM 326 - Advanced Reporting and Editing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 101 or COM 131, COM 225 . Development of advanced information-gathering skills for the media, with an emphasis on the use of public records, observational techniques, electronic data bases, and interviewing techniques. Covers various public and urban affairs contexts for the media, and some specialized writing forms, including writing features and writing for the Internet. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.

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    COM 329 - Contemporary Film

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): COM 221 and either COM 320 or COM 231. Explores and examines structures of narrative filmmaking for cinema and television from World War II to the present. Examines cinematic practices outside and inside of the domestic U.S. market influence, the development of television, the economic expansion of the Hollywood apparatus, and ultimately the development of cinema in opposition to dominant culture.


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