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Courses - Fall 2017
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST450
(Perm Req)
Seminar in American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: AMST201 and AMST340; and 1 course in AMST.
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in American Studies program.
Developments in theories and methods of American Studies scholarship, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the process of cultural analysis and evaluation.
Developments in theories and methods of American Studies scholarship, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the process of cultural analysis and evaluation.
BCHM
Biochemistry Department Site
BCHM465
Biochemistry III
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BCHM461 or BCHM463; and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Recommended: BCHM462.
CORE Capstone (CS) Course. An advanced course in biochemistry. Biochemical approach to cellular information processing. DNA and RNA structure. DNA replication, transcription, and repair. Translation of mRNA to make proteins.
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT457
Marketing Policies and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
This capstone course ties together various marketing concepts using the fundamentals of strategic market planning as the framework. Application of these principles is accomplished by analyzing and discussing cases and by playing a marketing strategy computer simulation game. Analysis of current business articles to understand the link between theory and real-world problem solving.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 100 credit hours completed.
BMGT495
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to BMGT students with 60 credit hours completed.
CMSC
Computer Science Department Site
CMSC412
(Perm Req)
Operating Systems
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC414, CMSC417, CMSC420, CMSC430, CMSC433, CMSC435, ENEE440).
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Computer Science department; or must be in one of the following programs (Computer Science (Master's); Computer Science (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: CMSC412 or ENEE447.
A hands-on introduction to operating systems, including topics in: multiprogramming, communication and synchronization, memory management, IO subsystems, and resource scheduling polices. The laboratory component consists of constructing a small kernel, including functions for device IO, multi-tasking, and memory management.
CMSC424
(Perm Req)
Database Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CMSC351 and CMSC330; and permission of CMNS-Computer Science department. Or must be in the (Computer Science (Doctoral), Computer Science (Master's)) program.
Students are introduced to database systems and motivates the database approach as a mechanism for modeling the real world. An in-depth coverage of the relational model, logical database design, query languages, and other database concepts including query optimization, concurrency control; transaction management, and log based crash recovery. Distributed and Web database architectures are also discussed.
CMSC435
(Perm Req)
Software Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC412, CMSC417, CMSC420, CMSC430, CMSC433); and permission of CMNS-Computer Science department. Or must be in the (Computer Science (Doctoral), Computer Science (Master's)) program.
State-of-the-art techniques in software design and development. Laboratory experience in applying the techniques covered. Structured design, structured programming, top-down design and development, segmentation and modularization techniques, iterative enhancement, design and code inspection techniques, correctness, and chief-programmer teams. The development of a large software project.
ENCE
Engineering, Civil Department Site
ENCE466
(Perm Req)
Design of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Additional information: Must be taken in the semester in which the student graduates.
A major civil engineering design experience that emphasizes development of student creativity, development and use of design methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. Realistic design constraints including economic factors, safety, aesthetics, and reliability will be imposed. Students will work in design project groups and be required to exercise oral and written communication skills.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENEE
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Site
ENEE408A
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project:Microprocessor-Based Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENEE440 or permission of the instructor. This course provides a team-based experience in the design and implementation of a microprocessor-based system to solve a real-world problem. A product specification or client requirement forms the basis for the student teams development of an initial technical design specification. The team then divides into smaller groups for the parallel development of hardware and software subsystems of the product device. Upon completion and test of the various subsystems, software and hardware components are integrated into the system prototype and the system is tested and documented.
ENEE408C
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Modern Digital System Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite(s): ENEE 350. Corequisite(s): ENEE 446 (Recommended) A real-world digital system design experience that prepares students for careers in FPGA and ASIC design. Student teams use the Verilog hardware description language together with industry-standard simulation and synthesis tools to design medium-complexity digital chips that are ultimately configured and tested on FPGAs with real-world applications. Results from these projects will be presented through in-class presentations and written reports.
ENEE408E
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Optical System Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite(s): ENEE 380. Corequisite(s): ENEE 381. The purpose of this course is to teach optical analysis and design techniques by reference to the performance of many different optical components and systems. Attention will be given to real world design in terms of component selection, optimization, and integration into systems
ENEE408I
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Autonomous Control of Interacting Robots
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENEE322 Electrical or Computer Engineering seniors in their last year. The course involves students in the design,development, and application of autonomous robotic systems.The robots are 4 wheeled vehicles with on-board sensors (cameras, acoustic sensors),computers and wireless communications capabilities. The students work in teams to program the robots to accomplish a task individually and in teams of 2 or more robots. Applications vary from semester to semester, including racing with passing, soccer, search and identify.
ENME
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
ENME472
(Perm Req)
Integrated Product and Process Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENME371.
Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly.
ENSP
Environmental Science and Policy Department Site
ENSP400
(Perm Req)
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of the Director of ENSP. And must be in Environmental Science and Policy program.
Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.
GEOL
Geology Department Site
GEOL394
Geology Senior Thesis II: Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: GEOL393; and must have completed at least three upper level GEOL courses.
Restriction: Must be in Geology program; and junior standing or higher; and in addition, non-degree-seeking students require the permission of the department.
The second semester of the two-semester Geology Senior Thesis. Investigation of specific original research question in geosciences. Emphasis is on completion of original research proposed in GEOL393 and presentation of results both in writing and in public presentations that adhere to geosciences professional standards.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST
History Department Site
HIST408I
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Literature and Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408P
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; War in the Pacific
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408Q
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Democracy and Dictatorship in Modern German History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408R
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Race and Religion in the Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
KNES497
(Perm Req)
Kinesiology Senior Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: A professional writing course with a minimum grade of C-; and all 7 KNES core courses and 2 KNES option courses. And STAT100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And minimum grade of C- in KNES400; or must be concurrently enrolled in KNES400.
Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Kinesiology program.
Discussions of contemporary issues vital to the discipline, critiques of research in the student's area/areas of special interest, completion of a major project where the student will be asked to demonstrate the ability to carry out investigative processes in problem solving and critical writing under faculty direction.
NFSC
Nutrition and Food Science Department Site
NFSC422
Food Product Research and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in a major within AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Formerly: FDSC422.
A capstone course for FDSC majors. A study of the research and development of new food products. Application of food technology, engineering, safety and packaging are integrated by teams of students to develop a new food product from concept to pilot plant scale-up. Students will travel to nearby food processing plants on two to four Saturdays during the semester.