Jun 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Finance

  
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    FIN 473 - CFA Level I Review

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FIN 353 and permission of instructor. Follows Chartered Financial Analyst Institute's curriculum in preparing students for the CFA Level I examination. Coverage includes: ethics and professional standards; quantitative methods: statistics and time value principles; economics: macro, micro, and global; accounting: financial statement analysis; corporate finance; investment/valuation tools: equity investments, debt investments, derivative & alternative investments; and portfolio management.


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    FIN 477 - Real Estate Finance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FIN 353 and permission of instructor. Follows Chartered Financial Analyst Institute's curriculum in preparing students for the CFA Level I examination. Coverage includes: ethics and professional standards; quantitative methods: statistics and time value principles; economics: macro, micro, and global; accounting: financial statement analysis; corporate finance; investment/valuation tools: equity investments, debt investments, derivative & alternative investments; and portfolio management.


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    FIN 479 - Real Estate Investment

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FIN 351. Analysis of factors that determine the investment returns and value of real estate, versus other alternatives. The curriculum examines decision making from the perspective of institutional, as well as individual investors, and the estimation of risk and return in an individual property and portfolio context. Methodologies for appraising income-producing properties are also analyzed. Review of current research in these areas, the implications of these results, and further directions for study are also discussed.


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    FIN 490 - Professional Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FIN 351, junior standing, permission of chairperson. Requires professional finance work experience in an organizational environment which extends the curriculum and provides meaningful experience related to the student's area of interest. Term report required.


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    FIN 491 - Special Problems In Finance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Approval of department chair and a sponsoring faculty required; must have senior standing and be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. A flexible content/structure course to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest and competency. It is an opportunity for independent study, field research, or other special assignments. .


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    FIN 493 - Special Topics in Finance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FIN 351; must have at least junior standing and be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. A survey of topics of special interest to finance majors. Possible themes, topics, or issues include working capital management, forecasting, financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, financial risk management, financial theory and other topics of a timely nature.


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    FIN 495 - International Field Experience in Finance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course is a specially arranged international field experience for students to gain first-hand understanding and experience of the business environment, financial management, and financial markets of a foreign country. Students will have the opportunity to observe and learn firsthand financial management practice and systems at some major companies and the financial markets and institutions of the country. In addition, students will be exposed to the unique culture and business environment and ethics of the country. Social activities and culture events will be arranged to provide opportunities to experience the culture and have a better understanding of the business and financial systems.


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    FIN 499H - Honors Thesis in Finance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Requires the honors student to conduct a piece of original research in finance under the supervision of a Finance faculty member. The thesis will be presented orally and submitted as a written report.


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French

  
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    FRN 100 - Practicum In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in French conducted in the university and in the community. Examples: special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory, participation in a French play, tutorial activity in a basic French course, a study, or service project involving fieldwork in one of the French communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. S/U only.


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    FRN 102 - French Language Skills II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 101 or the equivalent course with C or better or permission of instructor. Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing French.


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    FRN 192 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Study of a particular topic in French language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    FRN 201 - Culture and Civilization

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 102 or 210 with a C or better. The study of francophone culture and cross-cultural interactions. Ongoing development of French language skills of hearing, speaking, reading, and writing French using authentic cultural materials.


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    FRN 202 - France/Amerique Conversation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 201. Intermediate conversation course focusing on the cultural differences between France and the United States.


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    FRN 203 - Readings in French

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of FRN 201 with a C or better or permission of instructor. An introduction to the study of literary texts that serves as a bridge between the 200-level (intermediate) and 300-level (advanced) courses. Students develop reading skills and strategies to prepare them for upper-division French literature and civilization courses. A number of genres are studied, and students are introduced to basic critical tools of literary analysis including explication de texte. Course may be organized around a theme. Highly recommended for students preparing to enter graduate school where reading proficiency in a second language is required.


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    FRN 204 - French in the Media

    [3 credit(s)]
    Intermediate Conversation course focusing on current events using materials drawn from French media sources.


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    FRN 210 - Basic Oral Skills

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of FRN 102 with a C or better or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Practice in listening comprehension; exercises designed to improve fluency, pronunciation, and vocabulary.


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    FRN 216 - Translation and Interpretation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Two intermediate French courses (FRN 201,203, 204, 207 or 210). Introduction to theory and practice of translation from French to English. Workshop approach involving class discussion of students' work-in-progress. Work required varies according to students' level of preparation.


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    FRN 240 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience is to be determined by the department and the instructor. Specially arranged field experience abroad provides intensive exposure to students target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course, such as supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule. A field study trip to France will be offered periodically. For further information, contact the Department of Modern Languages. This course may be repeated for credit.

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


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    FRN 292 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 201. Study of a particular topic in French language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.


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    FRN 293 - Special Topics in French

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of FRN 102 with a C grade or better. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.


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    FRN 296 - Independent Study In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving French language or literature. Such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    FRN 300 - Practicum In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in French conducted in the university and in the community. Examples: special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory, participation in a French play, tutorial activity in a basic French course, a study, or service project involving fieldwork in one of the French communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. S/U only.


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    FRN 301 - Composition and Conversation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 201 and one additional 200 level class or permission of instructor. This course offers practice in speaking and writing on an advanced level, including grammar review.


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    FRN 302 - Grammar and Vocabulary in Context

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 , or permission of instructor. Consolidates and expands students lexical and grammatical knowledge of French in subject areas relevant to contemporary France.


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    FRN 303 - France/Amerique Conversation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301. Advanced conversation course focusing on the cultural differences between France and the United States.


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    FRN 304 - French in the Media

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301. Advanced Conversation course focusing on current events using materials drawn from French media sources.


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    FRN 315 - French Phonetics And Diction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Description of the French sound system and study of the phonetic alphabet and its usage. Extensive practice in pronunciation in class and in the Instructional Media Laboratory. Required for majors seeking teaching licensure.


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    FRN 316 - Translation and Interpretation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 or the equivalent and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Introduction to theory and practice of translation from French to English. Workshop approach involving class discussion of students' work-in-progress. Work required varies according to students' level of preparation.


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    FRN 340 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience is to be determined by the department and the instructor. Specially arranged field experience abroad provides intensive exposure to students target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course, such as supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule. A field study trip to France will be offered periodically. For further information, contact the Department of Modern Languages. This course may be repeated for credit.

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


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    FRN 344 - Foundations of France

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. This course is a study of the social, political, economic and cultural history of France from the Roman Invasion to the reign of Louis XIV. Through a chronological study of distinctive historical periods up to the Grand Siecle, students will trace the foundations of France.

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


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    FRN 345 - Transitions in France

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. This course is a study of the social, political, economic and cultural history of France from the 1750s to the 1930s. Beginning with the origins of the French Revolution leading to the First Republic, focus will be on the major historical and cultural changes that shaped the social and political structures of France today.

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


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    FRN 346 - Modern France from WWII to Today

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 301 and sophomore standing or permission from the instructor. This course is a study of the social, economic and cultural history of France since WWII. Beginning with the origins and consequences of the Second World War, focus will be on the major social, political, and cultural events that shaped the characteristics, values, and challenges faced by French society today.


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    FRN 375 - Readings in Francophone Literature

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301 and sophomore standing. An introduction to literature written in French from Francophone countries outside of France. May be organized as a survey touching on works drawn from a number of French-speaking countries, or around one or two regions such as North Africa and the Caribbean. Texts are situated in their historical context with an emphasis on identity as it relates to language, tradition and the influence and/or rejection of a colonial past. Lectures may be in English if cross-listed with MLA 265. This course may be repeated for credit.


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    FRN 392 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 301. Study of a particular topic in French language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    FRN 393 - Special Topics in French

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 301 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.


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    FRN 396 - Independent Study In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving French language or literature. Such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    FRN 400 - Practicum In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in French conducted in the university and in the community. Examples: special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory, participation in a French play, tutorial activity in a basic French course, a study, or service project involving fieldwork in one of the French communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. S/U only.


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    FRN 402 - Advanced Composition And Grammar

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 301 and one 300-level French literature course and sophomore standing. Continuation of FRN 301 on a more advanced level; development of style and accuracy.


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    FRN 440 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. The amount of language preparation necessary to participate in any given field experience is to be determined by the department and the instructor. Specially arranged field experience abroad provides intensive exposure to students target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course, such as supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel; supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language- or culture-oriented project in the target country. See semester course schedule. A field study trip to France will be offered periodically. For further information, contact the Department of Modern Languages. This course may be repeated for credit.

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


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    FRN 441 - French Capstone Field Study Project

    [4 credit(s)]
    Open to students participating in the biannual study abroad program to France who have completed a minimum of three courses in French at the 300-level or higher, or by permission of instructor. Course focuses on an individualized project under the supervision of the study abroad director that reflects research and field work on specific topics linked to France, the Auvergne region and/or Paris. Project includes written and oral components and focuses on building analytical, research, writing and oral presentation skills in French. Satisfies the capstone requirement for French majors.


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    FRN 491 - Senior Honors Project

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: For MLA Honors Students only. Project must be preapproved by project advisor who is a full-time faculty member, department chair, and department curriculum committee. An independent research project developed in cooperation with faculty advisor. Completed projects will be submitted in written form and presented in a public forum.


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    FRN 491H - H: Senior Honors Project

    [3 credit(s)]
    Project must be pre-approved by project advisor who is a full-time faculty member, department chair, and department curriculum committee. An independent research project developed in cooperation with faculty advisor. Completed projects will be submitted in written form and presented orally in a public forum.


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    FRN 492 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: FRN 301and one literature or civilization course. Study of a particular topic in French language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    FRN 493 - Special Topics in French

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: FRN 301 and one 300-level FRN course. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.


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    FRN 494 - French Capstone

    [3 credit(s)]
    Open to students who have completed a minimum of three courses in French at the 300-level or higher, or by permission of instructor. Course focuses on building analytical, research, writing and oral presentation skills in French on topics related to French and Francophone culture, literature and film. Topic will vary. Satisfies the capstone requirement for French majors.


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    FRN 496 - Independent Study In French

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving French language or literature. Such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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General Administration

  

General Engineering Tech

  
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    GET 197 - Independent Study in Engineering Technology

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Freshman standing or permission of instructor. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic. Technical Elective.


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    GET 240 - Programmable Logic Controllers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EET 205 DC Circuits or equivalent, and a high-level programming language. A practical course emphasizing the use of PLCs in a wide range of industrial applications. Topics include ladder logic concepts, data manipulation, timing, discrete and analog I/O, network configuration, sequencers, and shift registers.


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    GET 255 - Introduction to Robotics and Automated Systems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to robotics and automated systems. The development of robots, different working models of robots, selection sensors, and programming of robot controllers. Introduction to computer integrated manufacturing operations, including types and components of CIM systems, economic considerations, and the integration of CIM components into a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). Laboratory projects to include construction and programming of mobile robots (e.g. LEGO Mindstorms Robots or Parallax BASIC Stamp II Boe-Bot) and the assembly and test of individual component designs for CIM systems into a miniature FMS built from the Fischertechnik models. Technical Elective.


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    GET 285 - Science of Alternative Energy

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course covers present-day energy systems and covers an in-depth analysis of the design and installation of alternative energy systems. The focus is on renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass), but other non-carbon-emitting sources (nuclear) and lowered-carbon sources (co-generative gas turbine plants, fuel cells) also are studied. Both the devices as well as the overall systems are analyzed. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate wind turbines, solar panels, and fuel cells.


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    GET 297 - Independent Study in Engineering Technology

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic. Technical Elective.


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    GET 310 - Computer System Technology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EET 315, EET 316 (as prerequisites or corequisites). Data and computer communication principles, including structure and organization, protocols, linkages and interfacing, signal and media types, coding theory, local area networks (LANs), and industrial data communication standards.


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    GET 315 - Advanced Programming Methods

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course explores numerical methods using advanced topics in computer programming. These topics may include design patterns, advanced graphical components, software component models, concepts and structures for high level programming, elements of structured programming using FORTRAN 90 and C, use of software packages such as Maple, MATLAB, and MathCAD, assignments in a microcomputer and network environments, numerical algorithms, such as root finding, solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, numerical integration and differential equations, and applications in statistics, optimization, and finite-element analysis.


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    GET 397 - Independent Study in Engineering Technology

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic. Technical Elective.


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    GET 410 - Network Systems Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GET 310, ESC 151 or equivalent, EET 450 or equivalent. This course involves the electronic hardware of networking systems such as those used to connect heterogeneous computers. Major topics include locality, topologies, media standards, internetworking devices and protocols. Hands-on application of network theory is provided via a laboratory style term project involving a multi-user networked computer system. The student will design and develop the hardware and communication software required to implement access to a network available, shared resource.


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    GET 430 - Electrical Power, Controls, and Instrumentation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MTT 301 or equivalent, MET 330 or equivalent, and associate-degree-level electrical fundamentals. Fundamentals of electrical and electronic power, controls, and instrumentation for Mechanical Engineering Technology students. Electric machines and control. Sensors and actuators and interfacing to PLC and PC. Feedback control theory and implementation. Automated data collection.


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    GET 444 - HMI Applications For Programmable Logic Controllers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: GET 440 or equivalent. Develop human-machine-interface for programmable logic controller's industrial applications. HMI includes dynamic graphics, operator station control, trending, data logging, and recipes. Technical Elective.


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    GET 455 - Robotics System Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GET 255 or equivalent. Design of robotics systems, including concept development, modeling, simulation, selection, and optimization of equipment, sensors, and controllers. Economic consideration, reliability and safety, and documentation of final design. Examples of robotics systems designs to be chosen from industrial and non-industrial applications.


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Geology

  
  
  
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    GEO 106 - Introduction to Meteorology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to weather and weather systems, with a detailed discussion on the nature of the atmosphere, air motions, precipitation, storms, weather patterns, and weather analysis.


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    GEO 150 - Geological History of the Earth

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the history of the earth. Examination of the biochemical and geological evidence for the origin of life and the mechanisms and patterns of evolution, evaluating the most significant events in the evolutionary history of plants and animals through geological time. Introduction to the structure and history of continents and ocean basins, concentrating on the events through geological time that created the North American continent.


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    GEO 151 - Geological History of the Earth Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: GEO 150. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts presented in GEO 150, including interpretation of maps and identification of fossils.


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    GEO 210 - The Earth & Human Affairs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Examination of geologic hazards, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and shoreline erosion, including class discussion of current events of this type; examination of development of society.


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    GEO 230 - Natural Resources

    [3 credit(s)]
    Examination of our natural resources with emphasis on nonrenewable mineral resources; discussion of the effect of population growth and technology on rates of consumption, mineral economics, and the concept of "reserves"; the future outlook with regard to alternative sources of energy, substitutes, and recycling.


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    GEO 312 - Sedimentation & Stratigraphy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GEO 100 and GEO 223, which may be taken concurrently with GEO 312, or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GEO 313. Study of the origin, dispersal, deposition, and lithification of sediments; variation of sedimentary parameters; discussions of facies, correlation, use of sedimentary structures, and paleographic reconstruction; regional stratigraphy of North America.


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    GEO 313 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: GEO 312. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 312.


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    GEO 314 - Paleoecology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Environmental reconstruction using fossils: particular attention given to organism-sediment interrelations, organism diversity, distribution adaptive morphology, and community structure.


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    GEO 320 - Structural Geology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GEO 100 and GEO 223 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GEO 321. Study of the forces involved in the deformation of the earth's crust, with emphasis on the recognition, interpretation, and illustration of the resultant geologic structures.


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    GEO 322 - Geospatial Concepts and Tools

    [2 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: GEO 323. Principles of concepts and practice in physical and environmental geography, concentrating on the information and tools we use to visualize and analyze the environment. Basic information sources include maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery. Analytical tools include direct observation and measurement of these sources, as well as an introduction to the use of geographic information systems and image processing for remote sensing. Intended for majors in biology, and environmental science.


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    GEO 323 - Geospatial Concepts & Tools: Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Corequisite: GEO 322. Practicum on concepts and practice in physical and environmental geography, concentrating on the information and tools presented in GEO 322. Hands-on work will deal with maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery and will involve open-laboratory work followed by a 1-hour recitation. Intended for majors in biology and environmental science.


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    GEO 350 - Introduction To Oceanography

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Minimum of two science courses. Examination of the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes operating in sea water and ocean basins; selected topics relating to the geologic interpretation of the marine rock record, factors regulating growth and environmental habitat of organisms, and the geophysics of ocean basins.


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    GEO 354 - Environmental Geochemistry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GEO 100 and CHM 251 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: GEO 355. This course deals with concepts and principles of low-temperature geochemistry and their applications to studies of earth and environmental science processes. Topics include element abundance, geochemical equilibrium, water chemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and radiometric dating or geochronology.


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    GEO 355 - Environmental Geochemistry Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: GEO 100 and CHM 251 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: GEO 354. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in GEO 354


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    GEO 390 - Writing in Geology I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: GEO 100 and a declared geology major. Corequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in a 300- or 400 - level geology course. This course is designed to develop the writing and oral presentation skills of students through assigned projects and in-class activities. Students will write conceptual (review or theoretical) papers according to a standard format. A substantial written report is one of the requirements. The 300/400 level Geology course instructor, in consultation with the student, will determine the topic of the written report.

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    GEO 404 - Environmental Science for Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: At least three courses in the College of Education at the 300-level or above, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Application of environmental science to the classroom. Substantive materials from geology, biology, chemistry, and other sciences will be integrated to create a coherent picture of the functioning of the complex systems underpinning the natural world and human society; and the ability for students to understand how society can manage these systems. This course is intended for students working toward school certification. A significant part of the course will be the development of curricular materials based on course content for use in participants' own classes.


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    GEO 408 - Environmental Geology for Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: At least three courses in the College of Education at the 300-level or above, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Detailed examination of geologic hazards and the constraints placed by regional geology and geography on the problems facing modern, urban industrial societies. This course is intended for students working toward school certification. A significant part of the course will be the development of curricular materials based on course content for use in participants' own classes.


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    GEO 422 - GIS Application/Field Sciences

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: GEO 323 or permission of instructor. Required corequisite: GEO 423 Principles of concepts and practice utilizing the application of ArcGIS to field sciences, such as archeology, biology, environmental science, and geology.


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    GEO 423 - GIS Application/Field Sciences:Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: GEO 323 or permission of instructor. Required corequisite: GEO 422 Practicum on the applications of ArcGIS to field sciences, based on the information and tools presented in GEO 422


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    GEO 424 - Introduction to Remote Sensing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): GEO 323 or permission of instructor. Required corequisite: GEO 425. Introduction to Remote Sensing, concentrating on the information and tools we use to interpret remotely sensed imagery to understand its application to the field sciences.


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    GEO 425 - Introduction to Remote Sensing: Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): GEO 323 or permission of instructor. Required corequisite: GEO 424. Practicum on concepts and practice in the application of remotely sensed imagery to field sciences, as introduced in GEO 424. It will concentrate on the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography, as well as standardized data sets available from commercial sources and the WorldWide Web. Laboratory is selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in lecture.


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    GEO 426 - Adv Topics GIS/Remote Sensing

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): GEO 422 or GEO 424 or equivalent. Recommended GEO 422 and GEO 424. Required corequisite: GEO 427. Orientation to topics dealing with techniques and problems associated with using remote-sensed data and GIS for analyses in field sciences such as archeology, biology, environmental science, geology, etc. These topics will go beyond those presented in prerequisite courses and will present cutting-edge aspects of geospatial science.


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    GEO 427 - Adv Topics GIS/Remote Sensing: Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): GEO 422 or GEO 424 or equivalent. Recommended GEO 422 and GEO 424. Required corequisite: GEO 426. Laboratory exercises dealing with the topics presented in GEO 426.


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    GEO 444 - Hydrology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): At least one course at the 300-level or higher in Geology, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences. Corequisite: GEO/EVS 445. The fundamental principles of surface water, vadose zone, watershed, groundwater, chemical and isotope hydrology will be studied. Theories and methods will be examined and applied to investigations of hydrologic processes, including identification and quantification of evaporation, precipitation, infiltration, transpiration, surface and subsurface flows. Laboratory exercises will cover mathematical and computer solutions to equations and real life situations. Some field work will be required.


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    GEO 451 - Field Geology

    [4-8 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least junior standing to be eligible for this course. Geological mapping using aerial photographs and topographic maps; solution of field problems in stratigraphy, structure, and paleontology; written report required. Offered in summer at selected universities.


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    GEO 460 - Geomorphology

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: GEO 322 or permission of instructor. Required Corequisite: GEO 461. Study of the surface forms of the earth, with emphasis on erosional or depositional processes in different climates and the forms they produce.


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    GEO 490 - Internship In Geology

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and student must have at least sophomore standing. Independent study related to work experience for majors in Geology and Environmental Sciences. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours.


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    GEO 493 - Special Topics Lab

    [1-2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and student must have at least sophomore standing. Topics reflect material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for regular, continuing course offerings. Includes lab or excursions or other practical exercises. May be repeated for credit but no more that a total of 10 credit hours of combined GEO 493 and GEO 494 may be allowed toawards the Geology degree.


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    GEO 494 - Special Topics in Geology

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Topics reflect material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for regular, continuing course offerings. May be repeated for credit with change of topic but no more that a total of 10 credit hours of combined GEO 493 and GEO 494 may be allowed toawards the Geology degree.


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    GEO 496 - Independent Study In Geology

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and student must have at least sophomore standing. Independent study of material of special or timely interest which is not likely to be appropriate for or covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 credit hours with a change of topic.


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    GEO 497 - Research in Geology

    [1-8 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and student must have at least sophomore standing. Undergraduate research carried out by special arrangement. The student may work independently or as an assistant to a faculty investigator. May be repeated for credit for a total of 16 credit hours.


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    GEO 499 - Exit Evaluation

    [0 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Final exit examination and outcomes assessment evaluation required of all graduating seniors. Graded S/U.


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