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This section lists a number of programs and services which are available and may be of interest or use to undergraduate, professional and transfer students in any college.
The African-American Studies program critically examines–through a multi-disciplinary lens–the background, culture and diverse experiences of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants in the diaspora throughout the world. Courses in the program utilize critical and analytical approaches derived from or grounded in the black experience.
The program allows students to demonstrate study and expertise in African-American studies and serves as a basis for advanced study in a variety of disciplines and professional fields. It is available to all students enrolled at the University.
American Language and Culture Program
The Black Abolitionist Archives is an historical research center devoted to the study of African Americans involved in the transatlantic struggle against slavery – America’s “first civil rights movement.” The collection housed in the archives contains a wealth of materials that document the lives of some 300 black abolitionists, including some 14,000 documents, an extensive microfilm library, a clippings file, and a library of scholarly books, articles and dissertations. Dr. James O. Horton of the Smithsonian Institution’s Afro-American Communities Project has called it “the most extensive primary source collection on antebellum black activism.”
The James Guadalupe Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive’s purpose is to serve students, scholars and community members as a depository for materials on Latin American human rights and solidarity work. It offers students and scholars a place to conduct primary research on Latin American solidarity work, human rights and liberation theology through courses, programs and research materials. The archives, staffed by a director, students, and volunteers is a community institute offering resource and referral information regarding local community and national groups that work on human rights issues in the United States and Latin America.
To meet the learning needs of employed adults wishing to pursue a degree, the University offers certain degree programs at a number of off-campus sites. Degree and major requirements, content of the course work and faculty are the same as provided in the major courses on the main campuses. Undergraduate programs offered at off-campus sites are:
Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
Description of Greenfield Courses
Greenfield Coalition Chemistry
Prerequisites: GCM 1013
The scope of chemistry, chemical reaction/measurement, mass, weight and density, temperature, periodic table, and Factor-Label Method. Includes solutions, acid and base chemistry, redox reactions, energy/enthalpy and Hess' Law (taught by Lawrence Technological University).
GCC 2012 Chemistry/Materials Science I 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCC 1012, GCF 1013, GCM 2114 (co-requisite)
Chemical equilibria and chemical kinetics; methods for solving complex equilibrium problems; gas phase equilibria; solution equilibria and heterogeneous equilibria. Includes electrochemistry, corrosion and degradation of materials and advanced topics in kinetics. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCC 3011 Chemistry/Materials Science II 1 cr. hr.
A focus on the fundamental chemistry of the three main classes of materials: polymers, metal alloys and ceramics and an introduction of the basic principles of organic and inorganic chemistry. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCC 3031 Intro to Organic and Polymer Chemistry
Prerequisite: GCC 2012
Basic nomenclature of organic chemistry; multiple bonds and aromatic character; chair character of polymers; design of polymers via chemical synthesis; classical mechanisms for polymer synthesis; polymerization processes; production of polymer composites. (Lawrence Technological University).
Greenfield Coalition Engineering
Prerequisites: GCM 2114, GCT 1221
An overview of control systems and a study of the application of sensors and actuators in control systems, digital logic, and programmable logic controllers. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCE 2462 Engineering Economics I 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 1013
Fundamental and advanced concepts of engineering: framework of economic analysis, equivalence, interest factors, payments, annuities, and rates; economic uniform annual cost, present worth, internal rate of return, pay-off, and comparative analysis. Also included are evaluation of alternative manufacturing engineering projects, that are either mutually exclusive, and/or that are independent. (Wayne State University).
GCE 3012 Engineering Materials II 2 cr. hr. (GCE 301)
Prerequisites: GCT 2012
This course covers inspection and testing, heat treatment, and adhesives and coatings. Students will learn sample preparation techniques for microstructure examination and mechanical testing and testing procedures, the effect of heat treatment on microstructure and properties of metals, and the basics of inorganic coatings, polymeric coatings, and adhesives. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 3021 Engineering Materials III 1 cr. hr. (GCE 302)
Prerequisites: GCE 3012
Structure property relations in materials; failure modes,; microstructure characterization; corrosion measurement and control. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 3111 Machining Processes II 1 cr. hr. (GCE 311)
Prerequisites: GCT 1112, GCM 2114
Study of the analysis of shear mechanism of cutting, forces, and power in machining, surface finish and thermal behavior of the cutting process (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 3172 Materials Forming II 2 cr. hr. (GCE 317)
Prerequisites: GCT 2112, 3152
Engineering analysis of forming processes including bulk deformation (extrusion, forging, drawing) and sheet forming of metals; extrusion and injection molding of polymers. Flow criteria, defect formation, design of product and tooling. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 3262 Control Systems II 2 cr. hr.
Prerequisites: GCE 2261
Introduction to computer numerical controls and linear systems, mathematical foundations for control systems, time domain techniques, frequency domain techniques, PID controls, case studies and projects. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCE 3314 Manufacturing Systems II 4 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCT 2314
Beyond the core principles of manufacturing systems, this course concentrates on the implementation of advanced theories and use of authentic tools. Learners design manufacturing systems, solve production problems through the application of advanced analysis tools, and analyze the impact of new operational models on system management. (Lehigh University).
GCE 3461 Engineering Economics II 1 cr. hr.
Prerequisites: GCE 2462; GCM 2114
Depreciation accounting for capital goods procured for manufacturing operations. Income tax consequences for various accounting methods and the analysis of investment opportunities in manufacturing processes where information on likely outcomes is either imperfect or incomplete. Development of a comprehensive case study comprising data collection, analysis, interpretation and conclusions. (Wayne State University).
GCE 4113 Assembly Processes 3 cr. hrs. (GCE 411 & GCE 412)
Prerequisites: GCT 3131, GCT 2112
Joining methods including mechanical fasteners, shrink/press fits, adhesives, etc.; welding, brazing, friction welding, flame cutting, defects; design for assembly, part feeding, part storage and retrieval, parts tangling and how to design to avoid it, part feeding technologies; introduction to robotics and robotic assembly with overview of robotic hardware and software. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 4173 Tool Design and Construction 3 cr. hrs. (GCE 417)
Prerequisites: GCT 2112, 2182, 3152, GCE 3111, 3172
The study of cutting tool and die design and selection, tool setting, clamping forces, and gage design and selection. Introduction to tool design for other manufacturing processes such as metal stamping, hydroforming, injection molding. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCE 4313 Facilities Design 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 2114, GCE 3314
Introduction to plant location theory and analysis of models of facilities design; models for determining plant size and time phasing. Design of manufacturing, warehouse and material handling facilities. Use of heuristic, analytic, and computer-aided methods in the facilities design process. (Wayne State University).
GCE 4413 Operations Management 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 2413
The course primarily focuses on the production and operations management function, which involves the planning, coordination, and execution of all activities directly related to production of goods and services. The course has a strong industry orientation in that it employs numerous real-life case studies. The course is made up of four modules. These are: introduction to operations management; design of production and service systems; planning, execution and control of manufacturing systems; and supply chain management. (Wayne State University).
GCE 4513 Capstone 3 cr. hrs. (GCE 451)
Prerequisites: Senior Standing
Candidates will work on a comprehensive design project making use of knowledge gained in previous courses. Teamwork is emphasized. Oral and written presentations are required. The course is meant for the candidate expecting to graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering. (University of Detroit Mercy).
Greenfield Coalition Fundamentals
This course prepares students to participate in courses, which use computers. It provides and applies basic computer knowledge of systems and applications in the workplace, skills in several applications, and programming. Topics covered include: an introduction to computer systems and their applications, operating systems, computer hardware; review and application of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; an introduction to programming using Visual Basic; and the Internet. (Wayne State University).
GCF 1101 Basic Graphics
MTI Core I: Executing basic AutoCAD commands to develop working CAD drawings and Slide Show to display drawings. MTI Core II: Introduction to Unigraphics for Manufacturing Applications covering CAD/DAM/CAE concurrent engineering process, creating and editing curves and lines, wireframe construction, 3D modeling, parametric modeling fundamentqals, sketching, tool path creation. [Candidates completing the Core I & II CAD courses at the Machinist Training Institute will receive credit for this course by Advanced Placement]. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCF 1113 Technical Graphics and Design
Prerequisites: GCF 1101
An introduction into the computer processes used in the design graphics field and the coupling needed between design and manufacturing. Visualization, generation of design geometry using 3-dimensional solids as the geometry primitives, control and utilization of design geometry, the design-graphics process, and the CAD to DAM process including data base type of tracking and validation of processes including process planning, materials, features, etc. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCF 3213 Kinematics of Machines 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCS 2113, 3112, GCF 1113
Presentation of the fundamental kinematic concepts necessary for the understanding of the mechanical functions of manufacturing equipment. Determination of position, velocity, and acceleration of any point on a linkage mechanism. Design of specialized components for motion control including cams, cam-followers, gears and gear trains. Force analysis and static as well as dynamic balance of mechanisms. (Wayne State University).
GCF 4314 Mechanisms and Machinery Design 4 cr. hrs. (GCF 431)
Prerequisites: GCM 3214, GCS 3132
Basic concepts in mechanisms and kinematics, kinematic diagrams, degrees of freedom, graphical and analytical methods of displacement analysis, velocity analysis, instant centers, static force analysis, introduction to acceleration analysis, inertia forces, and introduction to dynamics of mechanisms. Introduction to cams and follower types, graphical displacement analysis, gears and gear trains, and gear tooth nomenclature. Introduction to kinematic synthesis, concepts of motion, path, and function generation, and dimensional synthesis. (University of Detroit Mercy).
Greenfield Coalition Liberal Arts
Introduction to the writing process: strategies for setting objectives, planning, drafting, testing, revising, editing, and proofreading. Presentation of techniques for revising and editing reports, study of the analytical (investigative research) report applying strategies for collecting materials, using library and computer sources, introduction of the essay for designated audiences and purposes, and the designated audiences and purposes, and the design of visuals to enhance communication of complex ideas. Exercises in writing various types of documents. (Wayne State University).
GCL 1214 Psychology and Sociology 4 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCL 1013
An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior, looking at it from the individual to the societal level. Topics include the nature vs. nurture debate, human growth and development, interpersonal relationships and social processes, with emphasis on research- and experience-based learning. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCL 2013 Communications in Manufacturing I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCL 1013
Theories of technical communication, persuasion, and the effective flow of ideas; workplace communications, both written and verbal, such as memos, letters, reports, instructions, and proposals. These include audience and purpose analysis, visual support of texts, and formatting; introduction to effective oral presentations. (Wayne State University).
GCL 2614 Comparative Politices & Economics 4 cr. hrs. (GCL 261)
Prerequisites: GCL 1013
Preparation to become active participants in globalization issues, learning how to integrate social, political, and economic knowledge for a manufacturing company's expansion in the global market. A study of team building, research strategies, cultural understanding, project planning, comparative political systems, an economic development model, comparative economics system and political and economic integration. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCL 3013 Communications in Manufacturing II 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCL 2013
Review of communications theory, effective strategies for composition and oral presentations, advanced oral presentations, multimedia presentations, and non-traditional presentations. Requirements include document design, design of manuals and reports, process demonstrations, and a group projects culminating in a written feasibility report and formal oral presentation. (Wayne State University).
GCL 3513 Arts in Action 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCL 2013
Explores the nature of the arts as an integral part of each student's everyday life using specific arts events and works of art in the Detroit metropolitan area, transforming the city into a cultural laboratory. Ways of Seeing provides a foundation for the appreciation of visual art as it transforms the student's world into a cultural laboratory. Constructing Zone: Look! Listen! introduces music composition and video creation. P Performance and Plans: The Art of the Times establishes an understanding of the ways in which the principles of other art forms are adapted for the theater. (Wayne State University).
GCL 3613 Global Culture & Philosophy 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCL 1214, 2013
This course will prepare students to work effectively in culturally diverse environments. Activities such as role playing, interviews with international engineers, and videotapes of cross-cultural encounters will help students gain appreciation of a wider range of cultures, including their own. (Lawrence Technological University).
Greenfield Coalition Mathematics
Arithmetic, including fractions, decimals, percentage, conversion of units; geometry; equations in one unknown and graphing of lines; rations and proportions; operations with polynomials; factoring; radicals and exponents. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCM 1013 Technical Mathematics I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 1010
Functions and graphs; systems of linear equations; quadratic equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; introduction to matrices; determinants; Cramer's rule; linear inequality; introduction to analytical geometry and conic sections. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCM 1042 Technical Mathematics II 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 1013
Trigonometric functions with right angle application; radian measure; general trigonometric functions; graphing of trigonometric functions; identities; trigonometric equations; vectors in two and three dimensional space; oblique triangles; complex numbers and polar coordinates. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCM 2114 Calculus I 4 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 1042
Limits; continuity; tangents; derivatives; curve sketching; indefinite and definite integrals; applications of derivatives; related rates; area between two curves; derivatives and integration of transcendental functions; use of computer-based modules. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCM 2413 Statistical Methods 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCM 1010
Introduction to the theory of statistics; prediction; data representation; probability; sampling theorem; estimating; correlation; tools for quality control; descriptive statistics; data collection systems; control charts; process capability; tolerance analysis; hypothesis testing and regression analysis. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCM 3214 Calculus II 4 cr. hrs. (GCM 321)
Prerequisites: GCM 2114
Calculus of transcendental functions; L'Hospitals's rule; application of derivatives and integration of transcendental functions; techniques of integration; application of integrals; sequences and series including power, Tayor and Fournier; integration of compound functions; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; applications to moments and force. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCM 3254 Calculus III 4 cr. hrs. (GCM 325)
Prerequisites: GCM 3214
Analytic geometry in two and three dimensions; plane curves; calculus of vectors; functions of several variables; differentiation and integration of several variables and applications; linear algebra; characteristic equations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCM 3312 Differential Equations I 2 cr. hrs. (GCM 331)
Prerequisites: GCM 3214
Ordinary differential equations; solutions to higher order differential equations with constant coefficients; applications of first order differential equations; matrix algebra; LaPlace transform; systems of linear differential equations and applications. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCM 3332 Differential Equations II 2 cr. hrs. (GCM 333)
Prerequisites: GCM 3312
Higher order differential equations; series solution of linear equations; modeling with higher order differential equations; LaPlace operator, systems of differential equations; and applications. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCM 3411 Design of Experiments 1 cr. hr. (GCM 341)
Prerequisites: GCM 2413
Design of experiments and Taguchi methods; randomization; blocking; 2k experiment; cube and interaction plots; signal to noise ration; orthogonal arrays; planar groups. (University of Detroit Mercy).
Greenfield Coalition Science
Prerequisites: GCM 1042
An introduction to basic physics concepts related to the study of motion, the study of forces, and static equilibrium of forces and load supporting elements; introduction to the engineering analysis of moving mechanical components and the kinematics of translation and rotation are considered in the context of machine elements. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCS 2141 Engineering Mechanics I 1 cr. hr.
Prerequisites: GCS 2113, GCM 1042, 2114
Introduction to vibrations of mechanical systems and to the basic concepts of engineering structural analysis. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCS 2211 Thermoscience I 1 cr. hr. (GCS 221)
Prerequisites: GCM 2114
Introduction to the properties and laws associated with thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Topics covered are fluid density, pressure, and viscosity; fluids at rest; conservation of mass; Bernoulli equation; temperature scales; thermal expansion of liquids and solids; heat transfer; specific heats and heats of transformation; the first law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases; and the second law of thermodynamics. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 2312 Electroscience I 2 cr. hrs. (GCS 231)
Prerequisites: GCM 2114
A presentation of the fundamental principle of electrostatics which includes Coulomb's law, electric fields, potential difference and case studies; study of fundamental principles of electromagnetism and the properties of inductors and capacitors. (University of Detroit mercy).
GCS 2321 Electroscience II 1 cr. hr. (GCS 232)
Prerequisites: GCS 2312
Introduction to electric circuit concepts and applications, concepts of DC-circuits, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's law, and DC-circuit analysis methods such as mesh analysis,nodal analysis, superposition principle, voltage division rule. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 3112 Mechanophysics II for Engineering and Technology 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCS 2113
Properties of mechanical elements and relationship to strength; mass properties of mechanical elements, centroids, inertia and their relation to kinetics; introduction to the concepts of power and energy, and how they relate to translating and rotating objects. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCS 3132 Engineering Mechanics II 2 cr. hrs. (GCS 313)
Prerequisites: GCS 2141, GCM 2114
Presents an introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies, comprising axial loads, beam bending, and torsion and twist of circular rods and to mechanical properties of materials; provides an introductory study of vibrations, and an introduction to mode shapes and frequencies. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 3163 Mechanophysics II for Manufacturing Engineering
Prerequisites: GCS 2141, GCM 2114
The classical equations of motion are considered. Momentum, inertia, and virtual work are applied to translating and rotating machinery. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCS 3191 Engineering Mechanics III - Solid Mechanics 1 cr. hr. (GCS 319)
Prerequisites: GCS 3132, GCM 2114
Solid mechanics - mechanics of deformable bodies including transverse shear in beams, stress and strain transformations, deformation of plate structures and columns. Application to fixture design. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 3214 Thermoscience II 4 cr. hrs. (GCS 321)
Prerequisites: GCS 2211, GCM 2114
Explores the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, covering such topics as heat and work, internal energy and enthalpy, engine operation, energy conservation in machining operations, P-V-T diagrams and thermodynamic tables, entropy, and refrigeration cycles. introduces fluid properties, and covers such topics as forces on submerged objects, buoyancy, equations of fluid statics, fluid machines, and fluid flow. Introduces modes of heat transfer and relationships between conservation of energy and heat transfer. Concludes with study of applications of thermal science fundamentals to industrial processes. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 3311 AC Circuit Analysis 1 cr. hr. (GCS 331)
Prerequisites: GCS 2321, GCM 3312
Introduces the concepts of AC-Circuits, sinusoidal waveform, complex algebra, phasors, power calculations and measurements, power factor, and transformers. In addition it introduces operations and applications of electronic elements like the diode and the operational amplifier. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCS 3361 Transient and Digital Fundamentals 1 cr. hr. (GCS 336)
Prerequisites: GCS 331, GCM 312, 3332
Transient circuit analysis including RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Introduction to basic digital concepts. (University of Detroit Mercy).
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Presentation of terminology, procedures, and capabilities of devices used in the field of measurement; and introduction to measurement statistics. (Lehigh University).
GCT 1221 Instrumentation and Sensors 1 cr. hr.
Prerequisite: GCT 1211
A study of instrumentation used in manufacturing environments. Topics covered: overview of control systems terms, discrete/binary signals, analog signals, multiplexed signals, analog to digital conversion, programmable logic controllers. (Lehigh University)
GCT 2012 Engineering Materials 2 cr. hrs. (GCT 201)
Prerequisites: GCM 1013
The study of production, forms, composition, and specifications used in metal products; of the structure, properties and manufacturing of ceramics; of the chemistry, types, properties and manufacturing techniques of polymers; of development of composite materials composed of two or more different component materials to obtain resultant properties that are superior to the properties of the individual materials; and of material selection and materials for manufacturing. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCT 2112 Manufacturing Processes 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: MTI Experience, GCT 1211, 1221
Introduction to the issues of product quality and tolerances, manufacturing processes for casting and how the various methods influence secondary operations such as machining, metal forming processes, and joining processes including various types of welding, brazing and soldering and considering heat flow in the work piece, weld microstructure, and weld discontinuities. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCT 2182 Tool Design 2 cr. hrs. (GCT 218)
Prerequisites: GCM 1013, GCF 1113, GCT 1112, 2012
The presentation of the design process, conceptual ideas and tentative solutions, cost analysis, and tooling design and layout. The study of tool-work interaction, tool materials, holding principles (location, devices, clamping), and design of drill jigs and fixtures. A guide to tool design. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCT 2212 Electrical Machines 2 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCS 2312, 3311
Involves the analysis of dc/ac circuits and the study of industrial electric power specifications, static electromagnetic devices, industrial electric machines, and industrial solid state motor controllers and devices. (Wayne State University).
GCT 2314 Manufacturing Systems I 4 cr. hrs.
Introduction to manufacturing systems design. Fundamentals of manufacturing systems design, graphical analysis tools, mathematical analysis tools, and data communications networks. Overview of lean manufacturing concepts. (Lehigh University).
GCT 2452 Ethics and Industry 2 cr. hrs. (GCT 245)
Prerequisites: GCL 1013
This course introduces engineering students to the ethical dimensions of their profession and to the interrelations of engineering projects and society. It describes the impact of technological systems on culture, especially American culture, and reactions of our culture to technology. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCT 2511 Design Project I 1 cr. hr.
Prerequisites: 42 credits and 2 job rotations
A design project incorporating fundamentals learned in previous courses. The design process is emphasized from the establishment of objectives and analysis of alternative solutions to a final evaluation and recommendation. Final written and oral report required, and use of manufacturing facility in the production of the design is encouraged. (Lawrence Technological University).
GCT 3131 Introduction to Joining 1 cr. hr. (GCT 313)
Prerequisites: GCS 3214
Introduction to methods of joining; electric arc, thermo-mechanical, and radiation welding and fasteners, Different joining methods, consumable and non-consumable electrodes power source requirement and energy balance, applications. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCT 3152 Materials Forming I 2 cr. hrs. (GCT 315)
Prerequisites: GCT 2112, 2113, 2141
Forging, extrusion, rod and wire drawing, sheet metal forming topics. (University of Detroit Mercy).
GCT 4113 Product Realization 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: GCT 2012, 2112
Systematic process and procedures of determining the product to be launched based on customer needs. The course is divided into three one-credit modules. These are: product planning and assessment of customer needs; product specification, CAD/CAM design and product. (Wayne State University).
GCT 4513 Technology Design Project
Prerequisites: Senior standing
Design project validation of learning and absorption of competencies learned in engineering technology. Final written and oral report required; use of manufacturing facility in production design is encouraged. (Wayne State University).
GCT 490 Independent Study 1-6 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: Approval of outline of proposed study prior to registration by academic dean.
Supervised study and instruction in the field selected by the candidate.
GCT 495 Special topics 1-6 cr. hrs.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and academic dean.
Topics to be announced.
The University of Detroit Mercy Honors Program integrates the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of its members by fostering a community of scholarly excellence, encouraging exploration of the larger world beyond the classroom, and promoting compassionate service to society at large and persons in need. The program director and three student Honors deans administer the program with the advice and consent of the general membership. Each member of the program must fulfill the Honors curriculum and complete 100 hours of non-paid volunteer service, which is coordinated and tracked through UDM’s Leadership Development Institute.
Membership Requirements - Incoming Freshmen:
Non-Freshmen (transfer students, sophomores, or first-term juniors):
Students who complete all the graduation requirements will have “Honors” printed on their diplomas and transcripts when they graduate and will wear golden Honors Cords at the commencement ceremony.
Directed Reading and Independent Study
Through its offerings in more than 15 languages and ESL, the Language and Cultural Training Department seeks to imbue students with linguistic and cultural knowledge of modern foreign countries. Because today’s students live in a multicultural and multilingual world, the curriculum provides the tools, competence, and cultural orientation to enable them to do so successfully.
Advanced Placement/Proficiency Credit
The Weekend College is an innovative, convenient scheduling option for adults whose work and family responsibilities are incompatible with traditional course times. Friday evening classes are held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m in the Fall and Winter semesters. Weekend courses run in an accelerated semester that is scheduled for 10 weeks with an 11th week exam period. The 10-week schedule also permits students to enroll in an intensive course for three consecutive weekends in December and April. Core curriculum requirements are also offered on the weekends, allowing the student to complete an entire degree by attending weekend classes.
Summer semester in the Weekend College is scheduled for student convenience. There are two separate seven-week terms with classes held on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in addition to four-week intensive sessions.
A high standard of academic quality is maintained in the Weekend College; degree requirements, coursework, learning objectives and scope of material are the same as for day and evening programs. Students may complete their degree in about the same time as other students who attend day or evening classes.
Weekend & Evening Programs
University of Detroit Mercy provides students with opportunities to gain global perspective and experience by encouraging them to study abroad. Through its various schools and colleges, the University expands its curricula through study programs in other parts of the world. Interested students should consult with the departments sponsoring the programs for more information. Study abroad programs include:
The Chinese American Partnership (CAP) Program, which was developed to meet the global needs of industry, is available to students in the College of Engineering & Science. Working with Tsinghua University, the Wuhan University of Technology and the Beijing Institute of Technology, UDM has developed a program where students can both study in China and participate in a cooperative education assignment.
Courses are available for undergraduate or graduate credit. TRE 400: Classic Acting is available only by audition and the permission of the director. This course is advanced work for actors/dancers/singers in classic performance and culminates in the performance of a classic tragedy or comedy. TRE 405: Classic Drama requires the consent of the instructor. Lectures on classical history, culture and drama with special focus on a major tragedy and an Aristophanic comedy, are supplemented by visits to major ancient amphitheatres. For further information, contact Arthur Beer, Theatre Department, (313) 993-6463 or through e-mail at email@example.com.
All courses include visits to the museums and archeological sites in Volterra as well as in neighboring cities. A course is offered in the art history of the Etruscan, classical, medieval and Renaissance periods in Volterra, Tuscany and Italy. There are field trips to nearby Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. In addition, students have the opportunity for independent travel on weekends. The program opens with a trip to Venice, Padua and Vicenza. Since pre-Roman times, Volterra has been a center for sculpture. Students may take the sculpture studio; no previous fine arts experience is necessary.
Courses include FA 210: Art and Architecture in Italy, the study of art and architecture from ancient to modern times. Visits to museums, archeological sites and surrounding historic cities—Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano—are included. FA 391: Alabaster Sculpture Studio introduces students to basic issues in the creation of sculpture. ITL 115: Beginning Italian provides an introduction to the Italian language for everyday conversation. Students will be introduced to Italians who will participate in classes and with whom they may practice their language skills.
For further information, contact Dr. Sarah Stever, History Department, (313) 993-1099 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning in 1984, the School of Architecture has offered a full term of study in Florence and Volterra, Italy during the summer/term III. Four weeks are spent in travel, four weeks in Florence, and six weeks in Volterra. In Volterra, Architecture students are joined by College of Liberal Arts students studying language, history and alabaster sculpture.
Education in Siena, Italy
Courses are available in comparative education, and/or special education, in integration of the arts in education and in the Italian language. All courses are three credits and are available for undergraduate or graduate credit. Courses related to excursions are included. In addition, independent study is available. For further information, contact Dr. Josephine Gambini, Education Department, at (313) 993-1287.
The College of Business Administration offers students the opportunity to take courses in international business and international computing in Mexico. Students wishing to participate in the study abroad programs offered by the College of Business Administration must meet all prerequisites established by the College and be approved by their program director. The College of Business Administration also participates in the Mexican-American Partnership (MAP) program with Monterrey Tech. This program enables business students to spend one semester studying in Mexico and also to co-op there.
University Academic Services (UAS) provides student-centered services to the University community with the goal of supporting the retention and academic success of undergraduate students. UAS provides services to the University community in the following areas:
Admission Services: the University College program
Assessment and Orientation Services
Academic Support Services
An appointment is recommended for individual tutoring sessions, although a limited number of walk-ins is available each day. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available during each term. Students should call (313) 993-1143 or visit the UAS office/Learning Center in the basement of the Student Center to make an appointment. No appointment is necessary for the study groups.
The tutorial staff, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, is available for appointments by the second week of each term. UAS supports freshman level coursework, focusing on basic core curriculum and beginning major-specific courses. Some upper-division tutoring is available, primarily in the sciences.
Disability Support Services
The Urban Health Education Center (UHEC) is an academic network of undergraduate and graduate health, education and human service disciplines within the University.
The purpose of UHEC is interprofessional education to effect the well being of children, families and communities. This is accomplished through:
Students within the UHEC network will find themselves interacting with students in other professional disciplines around common content and projects in the learning process.
Disciplines within the UHEC network are:
The Women and Gender Studies program critically examines the place of women in culture and society. Feminist theories are applied to traditional disciplines to analyze the origins and effects of power, dominance and gender. Since women’s issues and gender issues encompass and modify all areas of knowledge, and since such issues as race and class are crucial aspects of women’s experiences, the program will be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.
The Women and Gender Studies certificate offers a credential and a basis for further study in a variety of postgraduate and professional fields. The certificate program is open to all students enrolled in the University.
Required (18 cr.)
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering & Science
College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing
College of Liberal Arts & Education
School of Architecture
School of Dentistry
School of Law