Course Descriptions



Addiction Studies

Business Administration

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer and Information Systems

Computer Science


Criminal Justice Studies



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering Management

Health Professions

Liberal Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics Education

Mechanical Engineering

Plastics and Polymer Engineering

Product Development


Religious Studies

Security Administration

Special Education

Explanation of course credits: (4-0-12) indicates 4 credit hours, 0 recitation hours and 12 studio hours per week.



AR 110 4-0-12
Architectural Design I
(Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Architecture or permission of advisor.)
The first semester is introductory, whose character is high energy, creative, reflective and enthusiastic. It is intended to introduce students to design concepts of form, space, composition, in two and three dimensions, and how they relate to human experiences. Students are introduced to the principles of design and the design process as a foundation for architectural design. Being the first studios course, the assumption is that the student comes with limited to no design or drawing skills.

AR 111 3-0-9
Visual Communication I
(Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Architecture or permission of advisor.)
The first course in architectural graphic analysis and presentation techniques. Students are introduced to the basic techniques in life drawing and design illustration. The course stresses perspective projection as a primary method for studying and representing three-dimensional shapes in two dimensions. Model drawing is introduced to provide human scale for architectural studies. Monochromatic graphic tools are used ranging from pencil to graphic pen.

AR 116 3-2-3
Introduction to Computer Graphics
An introduction to computer graphics.
This first course utilizes Autodesk AutoCAD on IBM compatible hardware. The course stresses three dimensional digital modeling as a primary method of communication and design and includes elements of computer visualization techniques. Students acquire hands-on experience through a series of laboratory exercises and individual projects.

AR 119 1-1-0
Introduction to Architecture
Introduction to Architecture is offered to first year architecture students to create awareness of the profession of architecture. The course looks at the history of the profession; how architecture is practiced in the United States; how the profession is changing; current issues with the architectural profession; the tenets of the American Institute of Architects; and ethical concerns facing a practitioner today. The course gives students a broad based background into architecture before they have an opportunity to be engaged in practice through cooperative education and internship after graduation.

AR 120 4-0-12
Architectural Design II
(Prerequisite: AR 110 or permission of advisor.)
Design II is intended to introduce students to design concepts directly related to the design of buildings and spatial experience. It is characterized by several short term, intense projects that introduce the student to the many scales and concerns of architectural design from the study of exterior spaces, to the programming of a space, to the detail of its constructability. It is establishing the fundamentals of all aspects of architectural design- from posing initial questions, conceptualization and issues of realization, to materiality and constructability.

AR 121 3-0-9
Visual Communication II
(Prerequisite: AR 111.)
This course builds on the experiences from AR 111. Color techniques are introduced such as pastels and watercolors. The subjects in this course range from still-life and architectural interiors to perspective presentation renderings. The complete sequence provides students with the visual language to analyze and communicate graphically various types of architectural concepts.

AR 130 4-0-12
Architectural Design III
(Prerequisite: AR 120 and admission to the School of Architecture.)
Design III is intended to transfer ideas explored in first year into their architectural applications while introducing students to the design of simple buildings and spaces as a creative integration of multiple systems i.e. concept, site, function, structure, mechanical systems, accessibility, materials and codes. The overall intent is to give students the opportunity to understand and explore in more detail how various systems inform, integrate and coordinate the design of architectural form and space. This term focuses on the issues of the integration of form and structure and the issue of materiality/constructability.

AR 140 4-0-12
Architectural Design IV
(Prerequisite: AR 130.)
Design IV is a continuation of studies begun in Design III. It is intended to further develop the studentís ability to design buildings and building complexes within the context of integrated multiple systems. The issues of focus for this term include also sustainability, environmental systems and the design of a totally integrated project.

AR 210, 220, 230, & 240 5-0-15
Architectural Design V- VIII
(Prerequisite: AR 140, 210, 220, 230.)
This series of studios combines students from the third and fourth years into a common studio to explore a particular project type and theme. These projects change from term to term. Project types include: housing, civic buildings, urban design, retail, office, health care and manufacturing buildings, etc. Themes include: community design, architectural competitions, historic preservation, electronic design, sustainable design, representation, design-build, and architectural theory. Examples include: an electronic design studio for the design of a German Embassy for the City of Detroit, a design- build studio for the design and construction of a prototypical design studio space, and a community design studio for the design of a VFW Hall. It is the intent of these studios to broaden and deepen the studentís design skills and experiences while preparing them for the Masterís Studios.

AR 212 3-3-0
Architectural History & Theory I
(Prerequisite: Second Year Standing.)
An examination of the emergence and development of manís constructed environment from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. This course examines various architectural traditions and traces the development of architectural form as an expression of social, religious, political and technological conditions.

AR 213 3-3-0
Principles of Structural Behavior
An analysis of known structural systems in terms of spatial behavior in non-mathematical terms.
The basic approaches to structure, proper scale of use and the effects of various materials, geometry and construction techniques are integrated into the course content. Illustrated lectures covering buildings from ancient to modern are used to demonstrate structural principles.

AR 215 3-3-0
Construction I
(Prerequisite: Third year standing.)
An exploration of principles and methods of architectural construction including the study of various exterior wall systems relative to different structural systems. The investigation provides an overview beginning with earth and footings and concludes at the roof where various roof to wall conditions are evaluated.

AR 216 3-2-3
Computer Aided Design
(Prerequisite: AR 116.)
The second course in computer aided design uses primarily Autodesk 3D Studio software. The emphasis is on visualization and design. Students learn how to assemble complex three-dimensional, digital architectural landscapes equipped with real-life attributes of light, building materials, etc. These objects are rendered and animated to facilitate the needs of the design process as well as complex graphic presentations. Additional postprocessing and graphic software is introduced.

AR 222 3-3-0
Architectural History and Theory II
(Prerequisite: AR 212.)
An examination of the development of architecture from the Industrial Revolution to present day. The course examines the fundamental themes underlying the creation of modern architectural form and relates them to developments in the other plastic arts. The course makes extensive use of slides and visual materials.

AR 225 3-3-0
Construction II
(Prerequisite: AR 215.)
Principles, materials and methods of architectural construction are examined as they relate to the exterior enclosure systems of buildings. An analysis of materials and systems, including: dampproofing, waterproofing, curtain walls, windows, glass and glazing, sealants and joint design, moisture and heat control is undertaken. Codes and standards are considered for their affects on the technical aspects of the construction process. The importance of maintaining the integrity of exterior enclosure systems is stressed.

AR 233 3-3-0
Structures I
(Prerequisite: PHY 120.)
Analysis of structures. This course teaches the mathematical calculation of structures through lectures, and individual problem assignments. It focuses on resolution of forces; reaction; forces in frames and trusses; and forces in frames with beams. Also examined are characteristics of structural materials and structural components: shear and bending movements, flexural and shear stresses, combined stresses, principal stresses, combined bending and axial loads and stresses, deflection, continuity in structures. Light weight wood framing is presented as is wood as a structural material.

AR 234 3-3-0
Environmental Technology I
(Prerequisite: PHY 120.)
Theory and application of building plumbing systems and of heating, ventilating, cooling, humidity control and fire protection. Emphasizes the effects these requirements have on architecture in terms of human comfort and health.

AR 243 3-3-0
Structures II
(Prerequisite: AR 233.)
This second course in structures focuses on principles of design of simple structures. Primarily studied are the design of beams, columns, trusses, built-up components and foundations in standard structural materials, steel and concrete. Related building construction techniques as well as lateral and seismic loading is also presented.

AR 244 3-3-0
Environmental Technology II
(Prerequisite: PHY 120.)
Physical theory of light and color; subjective determination of light level and lighting quality; building electrical systems; sound energy, transmission and absorption, room acoustics and noise control.

AR 252 3-3-0
Architectural History & Theory III
(Prerequisite: AR 222.)
An examination of selected examples of contemporary theory. The course closely examines competing ideas regarding architecture, urbanism and landscape and their implication for contemporary design.

AR 290 through 299 series
Special Problems in Architecture by arrangement
(Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA and permission of the instructor and the dean.)
Courses under this sequence may be applied to the elective requirements. These courses are basically directed studies with the permission of a faculty member selected by the student. Students electing this path may select any topic that is related to the problems of the environment.

AR 314 3-3-0
Energy and Architecture
(Prerequisite: AR 234.)
An investigation of energy conservation and use in building design with a concentration on passive approaches. Sustainable design, energy management, climate, daylighting, passive heating & cooling and earth sheltering strategies are highlighted.

AR 381 3-0-9
(Prerequisite: participation in the Polish Exchange Program.)
A studio class in architectural drawing which utilizes the internationally recognized Polish system. The class emphasizes drawing from life, memory and imagination and attempts to develop methods of visualization and representation introducing techniques uncommon in the U.S. A variety of graphic media are examined.

AR 382 3-3-0
History of Polish & Vernacular Architecture
(Prerequisite: Participation in the Polish Exchange Program.)
A lecture class taught by several professors from the department of History and Preservation examining Polish architectural history, town planning & vernacular architecture, and architectural preservation. Field trips to historic sites such a Krakow, Lublin, Torun, Gdansk, Zamosc and Kasimierz Dolny are required. Students document monuments and other major works of architecture located in those cities.

AR 390 through 399 series
Special Problems in Architecture by arrangement
(Prerequisite: 2.75 G.P.A. and permission of the instructor and the dean.)
Courses under this sequence may be applied to the elective requirements. These courses are basically directed studies with the permission of a faculty member selected by the student. Students electing this path may select any topic that is related to the problems of the environment.

AR 488 3-0-9
Urban & Regional Planning
(Prerequisite: Participation in the Polish Exchange Program.)
A studio course that examines the physical development of a district of Warsaw or a small town nearby. This course analyzes the physical, social and economic conditions of the study area, develops a master plan addressing salient issues arising from the analysis, and proposes an urban design expression for those issues. The course attempts to be responsive to Polandís transition to a free market economy by incorporating workable solutions to Warsawís rapidly changing physical environment.

AR 490 through 499 series
Special Problems in Architecture by arrangement
(Prerequisite: 2.75 G.P.A., fourth year standing, and permission of the instructor & the dean.)
Courses under this sequence may be applied to the elective requirements. These courses are basically directed studies with the permission of a faculty member selected by the student. Students electing this path may select any topic that is related to the problems of the environment.

AR 510 5-0-15
Masterís Studio I
(Prerequisite: AR 240 and admission into the Masterís Program.)
The student poses the "question" that the Masterís project will address. The question leads to the development of the architectural program and the selection of the site for the project. Design analysis and conceptualization phases are begun.

AR 517/317
Temporary Environments
(Pre-requisites: Fifth-year masterís/ AR 371, third-year standing.)
The last 20 years has witnessed a rise of temporary work by architects currently referred to as "installations". This graduate seminar examines how installations have offered opportunities for technical, aesthetic, cultural and theoretical experimentation. Stage sets, Festival Architecture and Expositions are examined in relation to installation work. Topical discussions are focused by readings and specific case studies. A research project/ presentation leading to a final paper is required.

AR 518/318 3-3-0
Urban Design Issues
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing /AR 318, third-year standing.)
This course challenges architecture students to critically analyze the urban environment by exposing them to a cross-disciplinary discussion of architecture, urban design and urban planning theory. Detroit is used as a common point of discussion.

AR 519 3-3-0
Profession of Architecture
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing.)
This course examines professional practice issues including internship, construction documents, firm organization, codes, compensation, financial management, marketing and the architectís responsibilities in the project delivery process.

AR 520 5-0-15
Masterís Studio II
(Prerequisite: AR 510.)
Studies begun in Masterís Studio I are continued. Articulation of the design concept, presentation of design conclusions and reflection on the total learning experience, its process and products of the Masterís Studio are the foci of this course. Documentation of the entire effort, incorporating research through design proposal in written and graphical forms, is required.

AR 524 3-3-0
Sustainability and Architecture
(Prerequisite: AR 314.)
This course explores, investigates and analyzes the concepts associated with the issue of "sustainability" as it relates to Architecture and Urbanization. It examines what is presently being designed within the concept of sustainable "Green" buildings as well as what is forecast for the future

AR 527/327 3-3-0
Architectural Analysis
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing/AR 327, third-year standing.)
Seminar and lecture activities related to evaluation of specific architectonic elements of building relating these to psychological responses, the visual language of building, and syntactic process.

AR 528/328
Detroit Urban Issues 3-3-0
(Pre-requisites: Fifth-year masterís/AR 328, third-year standing.)
The course explores, with the help of visiting experts, the history of how metropolitan Detroit got to be the way it is today, the dynamics linking metropolitan core disinvestment with metropolitan edge unsustainable investment, and remedies for Detroitís problems.

AR 529/329 3-1-6
Development Practicum
(Pre-requisite: Fifth-year standing/AR 329, third-year standing.)
Students, under the direction of the instructor, undertake the analysis of an actual land development project including market analysis, financial feasibility and process of implementation.

AR 534 3-3-0
Sustainability Lab
This lab applies Sustainable Design strategies to the study of architectural and environmental problems. Passive heating, cooling and daylighting computer software is used to analyze and evaluate building design options and decisions. Project topics vary according to student interest.

AR 535/335
Technology Craft & Invention
(Pre-requisites: Fifth-year masterís/AR 335, third-year standing.)
This course critically examines and evaluates the work of Carlo Scarpa and Steven Holl. Through comparative case study analysis, we will investigate Scarpaí s almost obsessive rigor towards craft, detail, ornament, technology, and materiality and the work of Steve Holl who shares Scarpaís enthusiasm and passion in the search for a lyrical, poetic architecture.

AR 551/351 3-0-9
Advanced Visual Communication: Drawing
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing/AR 351, third-year standing.)
It is designed to provide the student with a graduate concentration or graduate elective in the area of visual communications. Topics and content of the course varies.

AR 552
Computer Communication & the Practice of Architecture 3-0-0
This seminar explores the theoretical aspects of computer communications technology (the World Wide WebĖor InternetĖand 3D computer modeling of buildings) as it impacts architectural design and how we learn design. This is not a design studio; students analyze and critique the design process, not the results of any architectural project designed together in class. Students learn the implications of "designing together apart"óworking with a widely-dispersed, electronically-connected collaborative team.

AR 559 3-3-0
Architecture & Construction Law
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing.)
This course stresses the importance of selecting the proper structure for business ventures such as corporations and partnerships. It explores the liability of architects as a result of client relationships and construction difficulties. Also covered are problems facing the private practitioner, including bonding requirements and architectural malpractice.

AR 561/361
Advanced 3D Design 3-0-3
(Pre-requisites: Fifth-year masterís/ AR 361, third-year standing.)
The course is a "hands on" design build exploration. The term Ďurban furnitureí is shorthand for a construction project that in some way responds to the needs of the human body relative to a particular activity; in this case in the context of some type of public rather than private circumstance. Each student develops a scenario and a specific site within a given neighborhood in Detroit. Designs are developed using drawings, models and mock-ups prior to construction of the full scale objects. Students are given the option to work individually or in pairs.

AR 589/389 3-3-0
Vernacular Architecture
(Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing/AR 389, third-year standing.)
This course surveys world vernacular architecture, including the folk traditions of the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Europe and Asia. Emphasis in the course is placed on the vernacular architecture of the United States.

AR 590 through 599 series
Special Problems in Architecture by arrangement
(Prerequisite: Graduate status, and permission of the instructor and the dean.)
Courses under this sequence may be applied to the graduate concentration or elective requirements. These courses are basically directed studies with the permission of a faculty member selected by the student. Students electing this path may select any topic that is related to the problems of the environment.

AR 590
Graduate Competitions Studio 6-0-0
This studio competition challenges students to address architectural issues surrounding the use of specific materials in a theoretical design problem. It utilizes the internet and traditional methods of communication, as needed, such as hard copy drawings sent through the mail as well as electronic copies send via e-mail. Students are required to attend a mid-term jury and final jury at the University. A detailed schedule will be provided by the instructor to focus an independent studio as provided for "chat room" interchange of ideas during the term.

ARC 391 2-0-0
Architecture Co-op I
(Prerequisite: CEC 300.)
The nature and intent of these cooperative training assignments is fully explained in the description "Cooperative Education Sequence" found elsewhere in this catalog.

ARC 392 2-0-0
Architecture Co-op II
(Prerequisite: ARC 391.)

ARC 393 (Optional) 2-0-0
Architecture Co-op III
(Prerequisite: ARC 392.)



Graduate Courses

ACC 510
Foundations of Financial Accounting 3 cr.

This course provides an introduction to the field of accounting and to the development and use of accounting information in the business world. The course is structured to emphasize accounting techniques and procedures, accounting theory and interpretation, and the use of accounting to understand the changes in highly computerized and diversified businesses.

ACC 520
Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 510.)
Managerial accounting provides key data to managers for planning and controlling, as well as costing products and services. By focusing on basic concepts, analyses, uses and procedures, instead of procedures alone, we recognize managerial accounting as a tool for business strategy and implementation. The pace of change in organizations continues to be rapid. The course reflects changes occurring in the role of managerial accounting in organizations and in research on cost accounting.

ACC 530
Financial Reporting 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 520.)
An intermediate-level study of accounting problems relative to the measurement of assets, liabilities, equity, and the determination of income.

ACC 535
Advanced Accounting 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 530.)
Theory and practices related to accounting for investments and business combinations and the preparation of consolidated financial statements and international operations. Concepts and practices applied to accounting for partnerships, governmental units, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations.

ACC 542
Strategic Cost Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 520.)
How managerial accounting can provide strategic information to the firm. Topics include activity-based costing in traditional and advanced manufacturing environments, activity-based costing in service entities, capital budgeting in advanced manufacturing environments, target costing, value engineering, business process reengineering, kaizen, and analysis of micro-profit centers.

ACC 550
Accounting Information Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 520.)
Systems approach to management and information, stressing the manager-user viewpoint in covering management and organization systems, computer-based systems, systems design and analysis, and decision-making concepts. No computer programming is required.

ACC 551
Auditing 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 530.)
An introduction to the basic standards, procedures, and theories of independent and internal auditing with primary emphasis on financial statement examinations by CPAs. The nature and scope of auditing, auditing standards and procedures, statements on auditing standards, code of ethics, and internal control.

ACC 555
Controllership 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 520.)
A study of the scope of the responsibilities of the controllership function. These responsibilities include planning for control, reporting and interpreting accounting and other information, and evaluating and consulting with all segments of management. The course focuses on the management control systems and the environment within which it operates. Topics may include strategic planning, budgeting, ethics in management accounting, control in multinational firms, control of projects, transfer pricing techniques and policies, and compensation as a motivational tool.

ACC 560
Federal Income Taxation 3 cr.
(Prerequisite ACC 520.)
This course sensitizes managers to the tax implications of managerial decision making. Particular emphasis is placed on tax planning in order to minimize Federal tax liabilities.

ACC 595
Seminar in Accounting 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ACC 520 or approval of instructor.)
An intensive examination of selected financial, managerial and/or tax reporting topics from the perspective of historical background, current theory, and pronouncements of official bodies governing accounting practices.


Computer and Information Systems

Graduate Courses

CIS 501
Introduction to Information Systems 3 cr

This course presents the principles and methods for developing information systems in Visual Basic. Topics include the design of graphic user-interfaces and processing for typical business applications.

CIS 502
Structured Development for the Internet 3 cr.

This course introduces the principles of object-orientation and the application of Java programming techniques for applications. Topics also include Java applets, and animating web pages using Java; basic concepts of the Internet and web; basic concepts of concurrent programming and threads; virtual machine architectures with emphasis on code mobility and security; building of rich user-interfaces using Java and AWT.

CIS 503
Software System Documentation 3 cr.

This course supplies the technical writing skills requisite to document software system deliverables. Topics also include systematic approaches to software documentation; the preparation of business proposals and recommendations; writing of technical proposals and papers; explanation and representation of concepts, information, processes and standards; computer-based tools for creation of documentation.

CIS 505
Project Management 3 cr.

This course presents the full set of project management methods, models, software tools and standards for planning, scheduling, costing and control of software and information systems related projects, teambuilding and organizational issues. This course embodies all of the significant elements of the PMI - Body of Knowledge (PM-BOK).

CIS 510
Object Oriented Software Development 3 cr.
This course focuses on abstraction and object based modeling. Students develop and implement programs using an object oriented approach. The goal of this course is to make students jointly capable in object representation and programming in a modern object oriented language such as Visual Basic, Java, or C++.

CIS 520
Software Requirements 3 cr.

This course communicates the principles and methods that underlie the requirements specification process and provides explicit foundation in the development of a Software Requirements Specification (SRS). Emphasis is on formal, industry-accepted, methods and standards for requirements specification.

CIS 525
Software Design and Construction 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CIS 520.)
This course studies the architecture and design of software systems and programs, including software structure representation and optimization. The principles, methods and techniques of effective software development are presented including ICASE.

CIS 530
Software Quality Assurance
& Testing 3 cr.
This course presents the concepts, standards and methods requisite for the establishment and maintenance of an effective SQA function within an IT organization. This includes all knowledge necessary to establish product, process and quality system integrity and assurance. The emphasis is on the application of SQA standards and best practices, v&v testing and review principles, methods, models, standards and tools at the System and unit level.

CIS 535
Metrics and Models for Software Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CIS 530.)
The fundamentals and applications of metrics and models for quality management are examined in this course. This includes all of the background necessary to establish a quality metric and improvement program.

CIS 540
Software Process Management 3 cr.

This course is presumed to be the capstone for the core. It presents the principles and practices requisite to create a defined and continuously improving software organization. It is centered on the use of global standards and models to build a practical process architecture that will enhance the maturity/capability of software processes.

CIS 543
Software Lifecycle Documentation 3 cr.

This course provides a practical understanding of the details of the documentation elements delineated by the IEEE/IEA 12207.1/1998 Guideline. These outcomes will allow an organization to fully implement a complete set of repeatable processes as defined by the IEEE 12207.0 Standard. In addition, the data items defined by this guideline allow an organization to build an information system sufficient to achieve quantitative management of its processes.

CIS 553
Graphical User Interface Development 3 cr.

This course examines the techniques, tools and languages for development of GUI applications in client/ server environment, with emphasis on object-orientation. Topics include the design and implementation of GUI applications; managing an integrated development environment; techniques for modifying visual objects at code level; the importance of human factors for consistent GUIs; testing and integration of components.

CIS 554
Software Maintenance 3 cr.

This course examines the reengineering of existing programs and systematic documentation of structured programs. This is illustrated using the COBOL language and includes relevant standards, methods, models and tools for software maintenance as well as the preparation of software maintenance plans.

CIS 555
Database Design 3 cr.
This course presents a detailed examination of the database design process and technology such as: data modeling, logical and physical design, data administration, Standard Query Language (SQL), ORACLE, and database design tools.

CIS 556
Advanced Database Issues 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CIS 555)
This course examines contemporary issues in databases focused but not limited to: data warehouses, data marts, data mining, database programming, temporal/distributed/ heterogeneous databases, application planning and system integration.

CIS 557
Networks 3 cr.
This course presents the standardization and design issues requisite for building the communication infrastructure. Topics include: Communication hardware and software, standards and protocols (like: OSVISO and TCP/IP.) LAN, EDI. Special emphasis is placed on recent advances, Internet tools and exploration of networking techniques.

CIS 558
Distributed Software Development 3 cr.
This course examines client/server application development using flexible modeling methodologies and supporting tools. Topics also include the principles of developing distributed and concurrent applications; the common repository; the tools of integrated development environments; portable open architectures; the language constructs for supporting the distributed paradigm.

CIS 559
Electronic Data Interchange 3 cr.
This is an in-depth orientation to principles and practices of EDI as used in business applications. Topics include analysis, design and implementation of EDI systems, in addition to introduction to related standards and data mapping tools, server side techniques and B2B and B2C principles and methods.

CIS 560
Electronic Commerce 3 cr.

This course examines real world applications in electronic commerce. Topics also include related business strategies, consumer applications, business applications, and security issues. Cases are analyzed to develop insight into innovative electronic commerce applications in a variety of industries.

CIS 565
and Society 3 cr.
This explores the role of the information professional in todayís society. Topics include roles, values and norms, information use, information protection and security, and legal and ethical concerns such as rights of privacy and access.

CIS 580
Advanced Topics in Information Systems 3 cr.

This offers a discussion of current leading-edge issues.

CIS 589
International Software Management 3 cr.

This course educates students for leadership in the international IT community. It emphasizes understanding of the differing concepts, methods, practices and perceptions of diverse global constituencies. This is reinforced by hands-on work in a selected host country.

CIS 590
Leadership in Assessment 3 cr.

This requires completion of an IRCA/RAB certified Lead Assessor course including completion of course work in Preparation for Assessment and Implementation of Standards. The outcome is certification as an IRCA/RAB Lead Assessor.

CIS 591
Audit 3 cr.
This course is based on the auditing/assessment principles and methods embodied in several standard guidelines including ISO 10011, CMM and ISO 15504. While focusing on the internal audit of quality systems, students will be prepared to audit compliance with the IEEE 12207.0 and 12207.1 standard, CMM and ISO 15504 as third parties.

CIS 595
Directed Research 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and director of Graduate Business Programs.)
This is an intensive study of some special problem taken under the direction of a supervising faculty member.

CIS 599
Masterís Thesis in Software Management 6 cr.
Student should consult the prospective advisor for substantive requirements and the Graduate Business Programs Office for formal requirements.



Graduate Courses

ECN 510 Economic Analysis 3 cr.
Microeconomics concerns itself with analyzing rational decision-making processes by consumers, producers, competitive firms, monopolistic competitors, oligopolists and monopolistic enterprises. Decision-making processes aim at value-maximization by consumers, factor efficiency and cost-minimization by producers, and profit maximization by sellers. In addition to studying production, distribution and consumer decision, Microeconomics also analyzes rational behavior of factor suppliers whether they be providers of labor, raw materials, parts or services for utility maximization by suppliers and value-product optimization by factor employers. Diverse aspects of buying and selling are then integrated into a general equilibrium model for social optimality.

ECN 512
Analysis of Economics Conditions 3 cr.
The primary function of this course is to delve into economic analysis to describe, explain and predict aggregate measures of economic activities such as product, employment/unemployment, inflation, international trade and the balance of payments. The course constructs macro economic models of the economy, based on theory, to explain economic events. The models are then used to apply to and evaluate policy alternatives and actions of governments in their attempt to influence economic outcomes such as keeping inflation in check while achieving fuller employment while trading successfully with economies abroad.

ECN 520
Economic Policy 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: ECN 510 and ECN 512.)
An analysis of current economic and social problems, such as the role of government in a market-oriented society, externalities, market structure, regulation, anti-trust, crime reduction, education, health, income maintenance. Impact of government budgets upon resource allocation and the distribution of income. Monetary and fiscal policies. Inflation, employment, growth and the international dimension of policies.

ECN 545
Economics of the Public Sector 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ECN 510 or equivalent.)
The role of the public sector in a market-oriented economy. Efficiency criteria in public decision-making, budgeting, setting of priorities. Economic analysis of the incidence and economic effects, particularly on resource allocation and income distribution of major taxes, including their structures. Problems of intergovernmental relations.

ECN 546
Money and Capital Markets 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: ECN 510 and ECN 512.)
A flow of funds approach to the study of financial institutions and markets. Analysis of the nature and role of monetary and non-monetary financial institutions. Effects of cyclical and secular changes in business activity. Federal Reserve policies and treasury operations in the financial markets. Interworking of financial and non-financial markets.

ECN 548
Business Forecasting 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MBA 520 or equivalent.)
(Formerly ECN 520.) A study of the nature, techniques and problems of business forecasting. Indicators of business activity. Short-run econometric forecasting models and the construction of aggregate forecasts and forecasts for major sectors of the economy. Application of aggregate and sector forecasts to particular industries and firms. Long-run predictions.

ECN 565
Theory of International Trade 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: ECN 510 and ECN 512 or consent of the instructor.)
An approach to the theory of international trade. The determination of the amount and composition of goods and services traded by nations, the terms of trade and changes in the structure of world trade. The impact of international trade on domestic stability, welfare and development. International factor price equalization, location theory and general methods of international economic relations. Qualitative and quantitative trade barriers.

ECN 566
International Monetary Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ECN 565 or consent of the instructor.)
An analysis of monetary and financial problems, adjustment mechanisms and policies of international trade. The foreign exchange market, capital flows, the problem of international liquidity. Particular, cyclical, secular and structural disequilibria in balance of payments. Gold movements. The role of national central banks and international monetary agencies.

ECN 585
Seminar in Monetary and Fiscal Policy 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: ECN 510, ECN 512 and ECN 546 or consent of instructor.)
A study of monetary and fiscal policies designed to achieve maximum employment, price stability and economic growth. International interrelationships.


Master of Business Administration

Graduate Courses

MBA 510
Legal Environment 1.5 cr.

This course reviews the immediate legal problems confronting business organizations in the contemporary world. Topics include: the formation of contracts, execution and defenses to contract claims, contract remedies and contract damages. Also considered are sales contracts that emphasize international sales. Special attention will be devoted to the employment contract with emphasis on early termination problems, sexual discrimination and harassment problems as these emerge via new interpretations of the law.

MBA 512
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making 3 cr.
This course addresses the ever-increasing availability and use of quantitative data in decision making. The central concept of uncertainty and risk and the relationship between business decisions and games of chance are treated. Sample data analysis is followed by probability theory and models and functions of random variables, culminating in inferences from data.

MBA 514
Foundations of Management 1.5 cr.

This course addresses concepts of organizational design and organizational behavior within the context of contingency theory. Organizational design focuses on the basic types of structures of the formal organization, as well as the key processes required for those structures to function. Organizational behavior focuses on activities of the manager, behaviors traceable to the informal organization, and to motivational needs of the organizationís membership.

MBA 516
Foundations of Marketing 2 cr.

The course examines the marketing functions in consumer, business-to-business, government and non-profit markets with an emphasis on the role of marketing in the organization. Areas to be investigated include marketing and customer information, market segmentation, global and ethical issues, as well as, product planning, channels of distribution, pricing and promotion analysis.

MBA 518
Foundations of Financial Management 2 cr.
(Prerequisites: ACC 510, ECN 510.)
The essential elements of corporate financial management are explored in this course. Topics include: ratio analysis, time value of money, risk versus return, leverage and all aspects of long term corporate capital budgeting and financing. The course develops the studentís ability to evaluate business decisions.

MBA 519
Foundations of Production and Operations Management 2 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 512.)
Operations Management is responsible for planning and coordinating the use of the organizationís resources to produce goods and provide services (convert inputs into outputs). Operations decisions involve design decisions and operating decisions. Design decisions relate to capacity planning, product design, process design, layout of facilities and selecting locations for facilities. Operating decisions relate to quality assurance, scheduling, inventory management and project management.

MBA 520
Decision Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 512.)
This course familiarizes the student with frequently used models in decision science and management science. Such models include regression and correlation, forecasting and time series; decision analysis; risk simulation; optimization techniques, e.g., linear programming, modeling, operations research and management science methods.

MBA 521
Personal Development and Social Responsibility: Management Perspectives 3 cr.
This course serves as a gateway into the Universityís MBA program. Three major threads are introduced. Personal development (e.g., personal values and life goals) team building, and issues of social responsibility (e.g., implementation of corporate social policy). These threads relate to three levels of the human system Ė person, group, and society. Exercises are also utilized to assess key skills required for managerial effectiveness.

MBA 522
Corporate Finance 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MBA 518.)
A practitioner-oriented study approach to the problems facing the corporate financial manager. Application of modern finance theory and tools to problem-solving in the areas of capital budgeting, working capital management, long-term financing and dividend policy and mergers and restructuring decisions.

MBA 524
Marketing Management and Planning 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MBA 516)
This course analyzes and assesses marketing opportunities and threats, assesses competitive advantages and disadvantages, and develops business plans that are consistent with these assessments. Specific topics include methods of market analysis and decision making in multi-markets and global strategic businesses. The course may include case analysis, a group project or a simulation that examines the strategic marketing position of the firm.

MBA 525
Organizational Processes and Leadership 4 cr.

This course addresses the characteristics of contemporary work organizations (flat in structure, team-based in decision making, networked for information sharing and communication, diversified in membership, and global in orientation) and the leadership function. It concentrates on the essential leadership skills of critical thinking, problem solving, written presentation, oral presentation, and behavioral flexibility. For each skill area, individual feedback is given to participants as the basis for personal and career development.

MBA 526
Information Systems and Technology 3 cr.

A comprehensive study of management information systems and technology, theory and practice. The course presents concepts encompassing strategic impact, technology integration, managing rapidly evolving technologies, IT sourcing policies, application development process and partnerships and constituencies.

The course aims to prepare leaders in managing the use of information, systems and technology to harness the power of new technologies to make better decisions and more effectively manage organizations, thereby enabling them to compete more effectively. This course uses case studies in a team format.

MBA 528
Organizational Behavior: Management Development 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 514.)
An in-depth examination of the leadership function within the work organization. Essential skills of effective leaders: goal setting, written and oral presentation and behavioral flexibility. The behavioral dimension and the impact of various skills to explain the necessary leadership role of both technical and non-technical personnel in the work organization.

MBA 531
Applied Decision Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite MBA 512.)
The management skill of modeling in support of decision making. Assessing uncertainties, risk preference and selecting the best course of action in a management decision making situation. Decision making with prior probability, decision analysis with sampling, incorporating decision preference into models. Single and multi-attribute utility models and risk analysis.

MBA 533
Operations Research 3 cr.
(Prerequisite MBA 512.)
Deterministic and stochastic models and their application in business decision making and research.

MBA 535
Systems Simulation 3 cr.
(Prerequisite MBA 512.)

Investigation of computer-based simulation techniques as a tool for analyzing various business, industrial and service organizations.

MBA 537

Systems and Project Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MBA 519 and approval of instructor.)
As technological integration and product complexity increase, so do new-product introduction lead times. To stay competitive, companies have sought to shorten the development times of new products by managing product development efforts as discrete projects using project management tools. This course provides students with up-to-date project management methods and tools to effectively plan, organize, and control product development processes.

MBA 538
Advanced Topics in Industrial and Operations Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.)
Analysis of current problem facing industrial managers: JIT, flexible manufacturing and DSS.

MBA 539
System Dynamics: Managing Complexity 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MBA 514 and approval of instructor.)
This course introduces students to system dynamics modeling for the analysis of policy and strategy in social systems. Students learn to visualize an organization in terms of the structures and policies that create dynamics and regulate performance.

MBA 540
Capital Expenditures 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: Core Finance.)
A study of those principles essential to an understanding of international investment and financing problems. Topics include current theories and practice and the global financial environment, foreign exchange, financial derivatives, financing international transactions, and global asset management.

MBA 542
Investments 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 522.)
This course introduces investment analysis. Topics covered include: securities markets, participating in these markets, valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, options, futures, theory and evidence of market efficiency, concepts concerning diversification, and an introduction to both portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model, and its impact on finance.

MBA 543
Advanced Investment 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 542.)
The emphasis in this course is portfolio construction, assessment and risk control. Additional topics include: the development of modern portfolio theory, portfolio construction, risk assessment, the use of derivatives and their impact on concepts related to risk and return, and asset allocation decisions relative to market conditions. Much of this is done in the context of mutual funds.

MBA 545
Global Financial Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 518.)
A study of those principles essential to an understanding of international investment and financing problems. Current theories and practice on global financial environment, foreign exchange, financial derivatives, financing international transactions, and global asset management.

MBA 547
Real Estate 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 518.)
Course considers selection, financing and taxation of investment in real property. Types of real estate investments, concepts regarding risk/return relationships, sources of investment capital and the criteria for selection of real estate investment and financing sources are also considered.

MBA 550
New Product Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 516.)
This course studies the entire process of new product development from ideation, concept testing, prototypes, product design, packaging labeling, test marketing, national launch, and customer feedback. More recent themes in new product development such as total quality management (TQM) and ISO9000 compliance, innovation and improvisation, pioneer versus late mover advantage, market versus competitor orientation, and standardization versus customization are investigated. Case analysis of major new product/services successes and failures in the industrial and consumer goods sectors are undertaken.

MBA 551
Marketing Communications 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 516.)
A theoretical and applied study of communication strategies in marketing, especially media advertising, corporate advertising and promotional campaigns. The effectiveness of advertising and promotional mix strategies on influencing buyer attitudes and behavior are examined.

MBA 552
Marketing Research 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 512 and MBA 524.)
as well as statistical techniques A study of marketing research as a process, including preliminary steps and research design, questionnaires, secondary and primary data sampling, processing and interpreting data, evaluation and effective presentation of findings. Behavioral science aspects of research are investigated.

MBA 553
Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 516.)
Current theories and research on the behavior of consumers is examined from the viewpoint of marketing management decisions, planning and research. The behavioral science concepts underlying the study of consumer behavior are investigated.

MBA 555
Channels Management and Logistics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 519, MBA 524.)
Design, implementation and evaluation of marketing channels. Channel theory, channel member interactions, retail marketing systems, wholesaling, franchising and logistics concepts (transportation, warehousing, location analysis. Pricing issues, regulatory impact and deregulation, particularly in the international markets.

MBA 558
Global Marketing Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 516.)
This course studies the recent phenomenon and theories of global markets and opportunities, globalization drivers, global brands and services, global consumer cultures, global marketing strategies and tactics, and global market shares. Case analysis of major global companies in the industrial and consumer goods sectors are undertaken. Specific global marketing strategies addressed include: global strategic alliances; globalization versus localization; standardization versus customization of products and services.

MBA 562
Entrepreneurship 3 cr.

This course covers the entrepreneurial process from conception to birth to adolescence of a new venture. It concentrates on attributes of entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs searching for opportunities, and gathering resources to convert opportunities into businesses. Students learn to evaluate new ventures and develop a business plan to pursue those ventures. It is stressed throughout that new venture development can happen both within and outside an existing organization.

MBA 570
International Business Law 3 cr.
The internationalization of business throughout the world has introduced to the American business community the fact that American law no longer is the dominant rule. This course introduces the American business-person to the difference in legal systems governing international trades, the different legal rules and restraints imposed by treaty and by the realignment of the world business community, and the various remedies and protections available to the American business community.

MBA 571
Environmental Law 3 cr.

An analysis of the impact of Federal and State environmental law on American business. The material covered includes creation of administrative agencies, empowerment, rule making procedures, the power of adjudication, compliance, penalties and dispute resolution. Public Acts considered include Air Quality Control Act, Water Quality Control Act, Toxic Substances Control Acts, Waste Management including underground storage tanks and National Energy Plans. Also considered are the international consequences of these acts and policies.

MBA 576
Organization in Society: Critical Issues in Labor 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 514.)
Current issues affecting employees as they deal with collective-bargaining processes. A study of past, current and anticipated goals, policies and practices of the U.S. labor movement.

MBA 584
Organizational Behavior: Organizational Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 514.)
Structural and functional effectiveness of work organizations and their implications for behavioral consequences. Mechanistic vs. organic systems, adherence to classical principles of organization, technology as a base factor. Organizational climate. Technical vs. social foundations of organization.

MBA 585
Organizational Behavior: Organization Development 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 514.)
The organization as a complex social system whose outputs are dependent upon human inputs. Issues and technologies associated with the introduction of organizational change, including laboratory training, diagnostic intervention (survey-feedback confrontation), process interventions (team development) and task and environmental interventions.

MBA 586
Organizational Behavior: Administrative Strategy 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 514.)
Administration as a dynamic process from the perspective of upper level management, with an emphasis on the political processes in the work organization. Power relationships established with internal and external influences. Types and composition of coalitions.

MBA 589
Managing the Global Firm 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: All core courses.)
Managerial decisions facing the manager of a multinational corporation. The case method is used extensively to examine marketing decisions, financial operations, personnel processes and strategies planning.

MBA 590
Strategic Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Completion of MBA Core.)
Administration as a dynamic process. Leadership strategy and the formulation, analysis and evaluation of organizational strategic policy. Case material and reports require the student to integrate his/her knowledge and skills for purposes of strategic policy decision-making.

MBA 592
Emerging Trends in Business 1-3 cr.
This course is devoted to the investigation of significant, current trends in the area of business. Topics covered in the course vary across a wide spectrum of possible areas. Topics will be announced in advance. The course may be repeated when the topic changes.

MBA 594
International Studies in Business 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Completion of all pre-core requirements and approval of program director.)
Study in one or more disciplines conducted abroad under supervision of members of the faculty. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain additional perspective on international business, with specific reference to the host country. May be repeated once with permission of program director.

MBA 595
Directed Study and Research 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and the director of Graduate Business Programs.)
Readings and research in a pertinent field of study chosen by the student and supervised by a faculty member. Conferences, oral reports or papers are required by the supervising faculty as evidence of work progress and project completion. May be repeated once with permission of director of Graduate Business Programs.

MBA 596
Integrated Field Project 1 cr.
(Prerequisites: Core Courses)
To reflect the applied nature of this MBA program, participants are encouraged to directly apply what they are learning to their own job setting and life experiences. This (subject) is usually undertaken by identifying a problem or change affiliated with oneís work organization, describing that problem or change, and projecting a solution to the problem or likely outcome of the change. Participants then submit an approximately ten-page report to a faculty adviser; they will give an oral presentation of the report to their peers.

MBA 599
Masterís Thesis 6 cr.
(Open to students with approval of instructor and the director of Graduate Business Programs.) Requires the submission of a thesis under the direction of a supervising faculty member. Students should consult the Graduate Business Programs Office for format requirements.

BUS 516
Marketing Administration 3 cr.
(Open to Engineering Management Students only.) An introductory study of the management of marketingóa downstream function of business that links the firm to customers, clients, and consumers. Fundamental concepts of marketing are explored including the marketing concept, marketing orientation, customer orientation, as well as several components of the marketing function such as product innovation, new product design, marketing research, product mix, communications mix, retailing, Internet marketing, channels of distribution, pricing, and global marketing. The ethical implications of marketing decisions are also discussed.

BUS 519
Operations Management 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MBA 512 or equivalent.)
(Open to Engineering Management Students only.) An introduction to the concepts and techniques of modern operations management. Design and structuring of operating systems, production planning, inventory control, material requirements planning, project management, facilities layout, operations process, job design, and quality control are studied. Software packages are utilized in the application of these topics.


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

CHM 401
Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 342.)
General survey of modern inorganic chemistry.

CHM 420
Introduction to Polymer Engineering and Science 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 229, CHM 342.)
Introductory overview of terminology, synthesis, properties, and fabrication of polymers.

CHM 425
Polymer Surface Coatings 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 420.)
Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of polymers related with their functions as protective coatings. Comparisons between coatings made with various alkyds and varnishes. The effects of solvents (and mixtures of solvents), fillers, wetting and flatting agents related to the special requirements of coatings. Equipment required for preparation and applications of coatings. Necessary evaluation tests and the significance of these tests.

CHM 429
Industrial Chemistry and its Relation to Societal Issues 3 cr.
Survey of the chemical and allied products, industries, size, economic importance and practices. Sources, interdependence, uses and hazards of industrially important compounds. Environmental problems, risk-benefit analysis and long-term changes needed in energy use. Raw materials and waste disposal.

CHM 471
Biochemistry I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 227 with grade of C or better.)
The chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

CHM 472
Biochemistry II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 471 or equivalent.)
Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, porphyrins, and nucleic acids. Bio-energetics in terms of cellular utilization and conservation of energy. Metabolic controls in terms of genetic and enzymatic mechanisms.

CHM 473
Biochemistry Laboratory I 2 cr.
(Co-requisite: CHM 472.)
Isolation, purification and characterization of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins from natural sources. Enzyme kinetics using isolated enzymes. Designed to supplement CHM 471 and 472.

CHM 474
Recent Advances in Biochemistry Related to Societal Issues 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 471, CHM 472.)
An advanced treatment of current research in biochemistry. Receptors, hormones, neurobiochemistry, recombinant DNA, biochemistry of disease. Emphasis on proper interpretation of the literature and the significance of the discoveries to the improvement of life. Discussion with student participation.

CHM 481
Instrumental Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 342, CHM 387.)
Theory and use of instruments as applied to physicochemical and analytical measurements.

CHM 482
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 481 or equivalent.)
Laboratory procedures solving problems in correlation with the theories developed in CHM 481.


Graduate Courses

Open to Graduate Students Only

CHM 500
Seminar 0-1 cr.
Critical discussion of topics of general interest. Required of all full-time students during each term of graduate study. Part-time students are encouraged to attend. All students are required to take two semesters of seminar for one credit each during which time they write a review paper and present a seminar.

CHM 501
Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Two terms of undergraduate physical chemistry or their equivalents.)
General survey of modern inorganic chemistry.

CHM 502
Chemical Information
and Safety 1 cr.
An introduction to current methods of chemical information retrieval. Also, an introduction to safety procedures and OSHA requirements for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals.

CHM 521
Mechanistic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: One year undergraduate courses in both organic and physical chemistry.)
A survey of reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry including methods of mechanism determination, and applications of mechanistic understanding.

CHM 522
Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 521.)
Systematic review of the major synthetic methods of organic chemistry including strategies for multi-step syntheses and targeting both natural products and novel molecules.

CHM 525
Polymer Surface Coatings 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 420.)
Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of polymers related to their functions as protective coatings. Comparisons between coatings made with various alkyds and varnishes. The effects of solvents (and mixtures of solvents), fillers, wetting and flatting agents related to the special requirements of coatings. Equipment required for the preparation and applications of coatings. Necessary evaluation tests and significance of these tests.

CHM 529
Industrial Aspects of Chemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: One year undergraduate course in organic chemistry.)
Industrial transformations of various feedstocks of the chemical and allied industries. Commercial uses of inorganic and organic substances including macromolecular materials. Utilization of different chemicals in the economy.

CHM 534
Synthesis and Characterization of Macromolecules 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 420, one year undergraduate organic chemistry.)
Practical discussion of the reactions and techniques involved in the preparation of polymer samples, their purification and characterization.

CHM 541
Thermodynamics of Molecular Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: One year undergraduate course in physical chemistry.)
Thermodynamics of molecular systems with an introduction to the behavior of macromolecules.

CHM 542
Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 541.)
Theoretical treatment of the behavior of macromolecules in solution and in the glassy and crystalline states as a function of their structure.

CHM 550
Introduction to Polymer Engineering and Science 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: one year organic chemistry, one year physical chemistry.)
Introductory overview of terminology, synthesis, properties, and fabrication of polymers.

CHM 561

Biochemistry of Macromolecules I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 229 or permission of instructor.)
Three hours of lecture and class discussion per week. The chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Applications and modifications. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

CHM 562
Biochemistry of Macromolecules II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 561 or equivalent.)
Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Applications and modifications. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

CHM 570
Basic Biochemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 229.)
An introduction to structure-function relationships of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Also an introduction to metabolism, including glycolysis, Krebs cycle and oxidation phosphorylation. Physiological applications of biochemistryare stressed. Designed for students in special programs in the health sciences.

CHM 573
Biochemistry Laboratory I 2 cr.
(Co-requisite: CHM 562.)
Isolation, purification and characterization of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins from natural sources. Techniques of spectroscopy, column, and thin-layer chromatography. Enzyme kinetics using isolated enzymes. Designed to supplement CHM 561 and CHM 562.

CHM 574
Recent Advances in Biochemistry 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 562.)
An advanced treatment of current research in biochemistry. Receptors, hormones, neurobiochemistry, recombinant DNA, biochemistry of disease. Emphasis on interpretation of the literature and the significance of recent discoveries to the improvement of life. Discussion with student participation.

CHM 581
Advanced Instrumental Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Undergraduate physical chemistry.)
Application of physical methods to the study of chemical systems with emphasis on spectroscopic techniques.

CHM 582
Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 cr.
(Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of the instructor.)
Three hours of lab instruction per week/ credit. Laboratory experience in solving problems using selected instrumental methods of chemical analysis.

CHM 598
Non-Thesis Research 1 cr.
A student may elect up to three credits of non-thesis research in the laboratory of a chemistry faculty member. A research report is required at the end of each semester.

CHM 601

Special Topics in Chemistry 1-3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Individual prerequisites and course descriptions specified in appropriate course announcements.)
Varying topics of interest in different branches of chemistry.

CHM 699
Thesis Research Progressive credit



Courses for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

E 442
Finite Element Methods 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 326, MTH 402 or equivalent.)
Matrix techniques: solution of large systems of algebraic equations. Basic equations from solid mechanics. Finite element methods, 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional formulation. Computer applications in structural mechanics.

E 444
Vibrations 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 313, MTH 372.)
Free and forced vibrations of systems with one degree of freedom. Rotating and reciprocating unbalance, critical speeds, vibration isolation and transmissibility, vibration measuring instruments, frequency response. Free and forced vibration of two degrees of freedom systems. Introduction to matrix methods.

E 448
Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 314.)
Ideal fluids. Basic principles and equations of motion and continuity. Potential flow, velocity potential and stream function. Standard flow types and superposition. Complex variables, conformal mapping. Schwarz Christoffel transformations and free stream lines. Viscous fluids and derivation of Navier-Strokes equations. Boundary layer theory. Flow in porous media. Introduction to turbulence.

E 456
Optimization 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 372.)
Methods of finding extreme of functions and functional relating to engineering process problems. Constrained variables and systems. Application of differential calculus. Lagrange multipliers, variational methods, the maximum principle. Dynamic, linear and geometric programming.

E 478
Mechatronics 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 320 and EE 352.)
Principles, components, and design of mechatronic systems, including modeling and simulation, sensors, actuators, control strategies, and instrumentation. These topics are explored in the context of a group project.


Graduate Courses

Open to Graduate Students Only

E 502
Design of Experiments 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 427/527.)
Study of techniques for designing and analyzing experiments such that the results will yield the maximum useful information. Coverage includes: experimental design and analysis, testing of hypothesis, analysis of variance and covariance, graphical techniques, factorials, incomplete blocks, latin squares, response surfaces, and case studies. A team project is required.

E 504
Conduction Heat Transfer 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 340.)
An in-depth analysis of conduction heat transfer. Topics include: derivation of the heat conduction equation, application of boundary conditions, and analytical and approximate solutions to the governing partial differential equations. A dual emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals and modeling real-world problems.

E 506
Convection Heat Transfer 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 314, E 340.)
An in-depth analysis of convection heat transfer. Topics include: derivation of the continuity, momentum, and energy equations, application of boundary conditions, and analytical and approximate solutions to the governing partial differential equations. Special attention is paid to the boundary layer equations, internal flows, and natural convection. Both laminar and turbulent flows are analyzed. A dual emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals and modeling real-world problems.

E 508
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 314, E 340.)
An introduction to numerical solution of the continuity, momentum, and energy equations. Topics include: numerical solutions of the heat conduction equation, boundary-layer equations, lubrication equations, Stokes equations, Navier-Stokes equations, and energy equation. Emphasis is placed on finite difference solutions, but other solution techniques are touched upon. Students are also exposed to modeling with a commercial CFD package.

E 510
Computer Applications in Experimentation 3 cr.
Application of microcomputers to data acquisition, communication and control. Programming languages and techniques, microcomputer I/O, A/D and D/A converters, transducers, filters, grounding and shielding. Communication and implementation of control strategies.

E 520
Optimization for Engineering Problems 3 cr.
Foundation of the theory of optimization, difficulties with classical calculus approaches, non-linear programming, linear programming with model formulation, sensitivity analysis, integer programming, primal and dual theorems and their applications, dynamic modeling, mixed models, search procedures, network problems, transportation model, etc.

E 530
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3 cr.
Applications of mathematical methods to engineering problems: ordinary and partial differential equations, Laplace transforms, analytic functions, and vector operations.

E 538
Advanced Modeling and Simulation 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 372 or equivalent.)
Introduction to quantitative treatment of models of physical phenomena in chemical engineering.

E 550
Case Studies in Design 3 cr.
Cases from actual industrial settings are discussed to illustrate the application of techniques for attaining quality products.

E 580-582
Engineering Materials I, II 3 cr. Each
In-depth survey of metals, polymers, and ceramics.
Emphasis on properties as responses to the demands of the immediate environment. Properties explained in terms of atoms, bonding between them, geometrical arrangement of large numbers of atoms, microstructure, and macrostructure. Practical design applications and failure analysis.

E 590
Advanced Systems Engineering 3 cr.
Predicting the behavior of systems from mathematical models. Natural dynamic characteristics and stability. Analysis of linear and non-linear systems. Noise and stochastic processes.

E 596
Advanced Topics in Engineering 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of the dean.)
Directed study.

E 599
Master's Thesis 3 cr.

E 798
Research/Teaching Variable cr.
Research study, special seminars, directed activity pertinent to student's graduate program.

E 799
Doctoral Dissertation Variable cr.
Research, study and other activity appropriate to the doctoral dissertation. Students should consult the graduate program advisor for format requirements.


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

CE 440
Structural Dynamics 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 313, CE 442.)
Rigorous analysis of one-degree systems. Lumped-mass multi-degree systems. Numerical methods including Newmark's and Dumhamel's integral methods. Matrix presentation of M.D.O.F. systems. Nuclear power plant analysis. Earthquake effects and general dynamic analysis.

CE 450
Water and Waste-Water Engineering 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 314.)
Collection, treatment and distribution of water for domestic, fire and industrial uses. Collection, treatment and disposal of domestic, industrial and storm wastes. Analysis and design of water and waste-water treatment systems. Field trips and environmental experiments are included.

CE 451
Water and Waste-Water Engineering Lab 1 cr.
Laboratory to accompany CE 450.

CE 453
Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 314.)
Precipitation and run-off studies. Probability applications to hydrological data. Open channel flow, network theory, hydraulic structures and reservoir design. Computer applications.

CE 474
Advanced Steel Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CE 442, CE 458.)
Brief review of AISC Code. Fatigue. Design of built-up members, including straight and curved beams. Torsion. Box girders. Steel Tanks. Composite construction and other topics of interest.

CE 476
Advanced Concrete Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CE 442, CE 460.)
Design of combined footings, beam-column, retaining walls, two-way reinforced floor slabs. Flat slab systems. Continuous slab bridges. Shear wall designs. Design for shear, torsion and bending. Shear friction. Multi- storied buildings.

CE 478
Foundation Engineering 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CE 348 and consent of instructor.)
Exploration, sampling and in-situ soil measurements. Bearing capacity of foundations. Foundation settlements. Design of footings and mat foundation. Retaining walls. Sheetpiles and coffer-dams. Pile foundations. Caissons.

CE 480
Design of Earth Retention 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 478 or CE 348 and consent of instructor.)
Classical and modern earth pressure theories and their experimental justification. Pressures and basis for design of retaining walls. Reinforced earth walls, braced open cuts, anchored bulk heads, cofferdams. Prediction of ground movement and damage to existing structures. Case histories dealing with actual projects.

CE 484
Environmental Chemistry and Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 107, MTH 372.)
Chemistry of transformation processes in natural and engineered environmental systems. Applications of reactor concepts to system modeling, thermodynamics and rates of mass transport and reaction processes in natural waters, treatment operations and other systems of concern in environmental engineering.

CE 486
Environmental Microbiology and Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHM 107, MTH 372.)
Identification, description and activities of bacteria, algae, protozoa and fungi in water and soil that are principally responsible for the cycling of chemical elements and pollutant transformation. Water-borne pathogens and disinfection processes.


Graduate Courses

Open to Graduate Students Only
CE 542
Dynamics of Foundations and Soils 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 478.)
Elements of vibration. Wave propagation in an elastic medium. Dynamic properties and dynamic testing of soils. Dynamic earth pressure and bearing capacity. Liquefaction of soils. Machine foundations.

CE 548
Advanced Soil Mechanics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 348.)
Flow through porous media. Flow net. Theory of consolidation. Computation of settlement. Secondary consolidation. Shearing strength. Theory of failure. Slope stability. Bearing capacity. Frost penetration analysis.

CE 554
Earth Dams 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CE 348.)
Fundamentals of problems in slope stability, seepage in composite sections and anisotropic materials. Compaction and field observations. Control of piping. Cracking of earth dams. Construction and case histories.

CE 558
Soft Ground Tunneling 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CE 348 and consent of instructor.)
Construction techniques, primary and secondary lining, control of ground movement, shaft construction and design, instrumentation and monitoring, case histories.

CE 560
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 3 cr.
Review of Maxwell-Mohr superposition and generalized stiffness method. Advanced concepts in slope deflection and moment distribution including symmetry, anti-symmetry, anticipation and variable EL sections. Design of multi-storied structures.

CE 564
Design of Thin Shell and Folded Plate Structures 3 cr.
Membrane theory. Design of shells of revolution and hyperbolic paraboloidal shells. Edge effects. Supporting structures. Design of structures composed of thin plates at angles to each other. Diaphragms. Buckling of thin elements.

CE 566
Bridge Design 3 cr.
(Co-requisite: CE 474.)
Use of ASSHTO Design Codes, Design techniques for Beam, Curved, Box Girder, Segmental, Cable-Stayed, and Suspension Bridge. Consideration of Deck Systems.

CE 570
Elasticity I 3 cr.
Concepts of displacement, strain, stress and elasticity. Equations of equilibrium and compatibility. Several elementary problems. Torsion of prismatic bars. Flexure of cantilever beams. Plane stress and plane strain. Two-dimensional problems in polar coordinates. Transformations of coordinates.

CE 574
Advanced Pavement Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 348.)
Pavement types: inflexible and rigid pavements, bases, subgrades, shoulders, bituminous surfaces, design of flexible airport pavements and highway pavements, design of rigid airport highway pavements.

CE 576
Pre-stressed Concrete 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 442, CE 460.)
Pre-stress loss, deflection. Shear and torsion. Section design and proportioning. Load balancing and application to two-way slabs and continuous beams. Segmental bridges. Precast buildings. Design of prestressed concrete structures.

CE 578
Physicochemical Unit Operations 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 484.)
Physical and chemical separation and transformation processes in natural and engineered environmental systems. Process modeling. Design of operations including chemical oxidation, reduction, sorption, stripping, ion exchange processes, membrane separations, particle aggregation and coagulation, sedimentation and filtration.

CE 580
Biological Unit Operations 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 486.)
Principles and design of suspended growth and biofilm processes for renovating wastewater and detoxifying hazardous materials including activated sludge, lagoons, rotating biological contractors and trickling filters.

CE 582
Hazardous Waste 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CE 484.)
Methods used for disposal or detoxification of hazardous wastes, including landfill, thermal, chemical and biological processes.

CE 588
Solid Waste 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.)
Engineering and design of methods for collection and disposal of solid wastes in urban communities and related effects of such processes on the environment.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

EE 454
Fuzzy System Theory & Applications 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Senior Standing.)
A study of the fundamental concepts of fuzzy set theory and its engineering applications. Topics include fuzzy sets and relations, operations on fuzzy sets, fuzzy rules and inference systems, defuzzification methods, selected applications in the area of controls, image processing, etc.

EE 466
Electromagnetics II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 366.)
Maxwell's equations constitutive relations, boundary condition. Poynting theorem. Plane waves, wave polarization, phase and group velocities. Reflection, refraction and attenuation of plane waves in various media. Transmission lines, waveguides and resonators. Antennas and radiation. Wave propagation and radar equation.

EE 470
Control Systems II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 322.)
Advanced study of root locus analysis. Frequency response analysis. Design and compensation techniques. Describing-function analysis of nonlinear control systems. Control system analysis and design using state-space methods.

EE 474
Communication Theory II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 374.)
Digital communication, probability and random variables, mathematical representation of noise, effect of noise upon system performance, pulse amplitude modulation, multiple pulse detection of signals, detection of signals in colored Gaussian noise, estimation of signal parameters.


Graduate Courses

Open to Graduate Students Only

EE 554
Fuzzy System Theory & Applications 3 cr.
A study of the fundamental concepts of fuzzy set theory and its engineering applications. Topics include fuzzy sets and relations, operations on fuzzy sets, fuzzy rules and inference systems, defuzzification methods, selected applications in the area of controls, image processing, etc.

EE 558
Advanced Electronics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 358.)
The special topics on 1) Design and Applications with operational amplifiers: linear and non-linear op-amp circuits, active filters, DA/AD converters, signal generators and switching capacitors, 2) power electronics: ac switching controllers, inverteres, choppers, ac/dc motor speed control circuits.

EE 560
Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Senior standing.)
Introduction to the basic electrical properties and the technology of fabrication of MOS devices. Automatic layout generation, routing and design simulation with CAD tools using digital logic circuit examples. Case study.

EE 562
Random Variables and Random Processes 3 cr.
Probability, random variables, distribution and density functions, functions of random variables, joint distributions and density functions. Random processes, auto-correlation and cross-correlation, linear system response.

EE 564
VHDL (Hardware Description Languages) 3 cr.
Design methodology using hardware programming languages specifically VHDL. Design simulation and synthesis of digital circuits with a focus on FPGA ASIC implementation.

EE 568
Computer Networks 3 cr.
Introduction to computer networks including LAN, MAN, WAN, CAN, OSI and TCP/IP layering protocols. TCP/IP internetworking and their applications are covered. Simulation tools such as COMNET III are used to evaluate different network designs, architectures, and topologies.

EE 569
Networking Laboratory
The networking laboratory (NL)will provide students with hands-on design, setup, configure, and manage network devices and their applications. In addition, the NL will provide researchers and educators with a controlled environment to validate and evaluate their research, education, and training programs. This lab will educate undergraduate and graduate students about the fundamental design, analysis, operation, control and management of networked systems. The NL will enable students to better understand and get hands-on experiences.

EE 574
Pattern Recognition 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: Linear algebra, Probability and Statistics.)
Representation of patterns as multi-dimensional feature vectors. Bayesian decision theory. Parameter estimation and supervised learning. Feature selection. Non-parametric techniques. Linear discriminant functions. Unsupervised learning and clustering.

EE 576
Direct Digital Control 3 cr.
Basic theory of sampling and quantizing, z-transform analysis. System error analysis, modeling and optimal design of discrete data systems by performing indices. Stability of discrete data systems and design compensation.

EE 578
Embedded Systems 3 cr.
Design of embedded systems (hardware and software). Advanced topics including interrupt, multitasking, Programming 68HC12 microcontroller in assembly language, C and Forth. An open ended embedded system design project which requires consideration of alternatives, economic and aesthetic constraints, and detailed system description is compulsory.

EE 579
Embedded Systems Lab 1 cr.
Students will perform advanced interfacing and development in the lab. They are taught a system design methodology based on top-down principles. A semester design/construction project provides the students with an excellent opportunity to develop strengths in embedded system design, construction, testing, and development.

EE 580
Computer Architecture 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Senior standing.)
The design of computational systems and circuits. Investigation of alternative structures for computers.

EE 584
Electromagnetic Compatibility 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 486.)
EMC requirements for electronic system. Signal spectra. Radiated emissions and susceptibility. Conducted emissions and susceptibility. Cross talk. Shielding. Electrostatic discharge. Noise in electronic devices. System design for EMC.

EE 586
Advanced Microprocessing 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 486.)
Treatment of the architecture and organization of 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessors and microcomputers. Design of microcomputers which include dynamic memory, cache memories, interfacing, coprocessors, direct memory, access (DMA), serial and parallel processors.

EE 588
Digital Signal Processing I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 374.)
Introduction to discrete-time signals and systems. Sampling and reconstruction. Frequency domain analysis of signals and systems, Z-transforms. Introduction to digital filters. Experiments in processing real-world signals.

EE 590
Digital Signal Processing II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: EE 588.)
Multidimensional signal processing. Signal estimation, noise reduction, image restoration and enhancement and pattern recognition. DSP chip architecture, algorithms and programming. IIR and FIR filter design. Deconvolution.

EE 592
Image Processing 3 cr.
Basic concepts and techniques of digital image processing. Sampling and quantization. Image transforms; image enhancement, restoration and coding. Design, implementation and testing of algorithms and concepts through class projects.

EE 594
Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering 3 cr.

The special topics such as Parallel Processing, Distributed Processing, Neural Networks, etc. will be offered under this course number.


Engineering Management

EM 501
Engineering Management 3 cr.
Provides the manager of engineering and technological resources an understanding of current management principles and practice. Includes impact of global, socio-economic and technological forces which shape the workplace and the management function. Prepares for the increasing complexity of technology management. Major topics include creation and transformation of the organization, decision systems using input from many sources, shaping the organization culture, empowering people and invigorating the organization. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

EM 502
Engineering Economics 3 cr.
Provides the manager of engineering and technological resources a microeconomic foundation for planning and decision-making processes using input from many sources. Emphasis on evaluation of investment projects within a discounted cash flow framework. Covers analysis and decision making with DCF, IRR, present worth, benefit/cost, capital rationing, uncertainty and inflation adjustment. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

EM 503
Engineering Accounting 3 cr.
Provides the manager of engineering and technological resources with an understanding of accounting techniques used by internal company managers of engineering and technological resources faced with planning, direction, controlling and decision-making using input from many sources. Use of accounting information to identify and analyze alternatives and to guide manager actions which yield the greatest benefit to the company. Covers technical skills for problem solving, e.g. determining unit costs, budgeting, performance indicators, resource allocation, maximizing profit, defining and meeting long-term goals. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

EM 504
Engineering Administration 3 cr.
Provides the manager of engineering and technical resources an understanding of current managerial processes influenced by outside forces. Some topics include elements of the management process, organization and restructuring, goal-setting in a complex environment, decision making with input from many resources, effective communication, human resource management, international management implications, and the increasing complexity of social responsibility and ethics within the corporation. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.


Mechanical Engineering

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

ME 458
Internal Combustion Engines I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: ME 380.)
The application of principles of chemistry and thermodynamics to the theory and design of gas power engines. The concepts of spark ignition, compression ignition, cycle analysis and combustion characteristics are treated in-depth.

ME 459
Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory 1 cr.
(Co-requisite: ME 458.)
A set of laboratory experiences to illustrate the principles of gas power engines. Students will use various dynamometers and specialty engines.

ME 480
Energy Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 314, E 315.)
Applications of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to energy conversion systems. Advanced modifications to basic vapor and gas power and refrigeration cycles are analyzed. Second Law (availability) analysis is applied to energy conversion processes. Other topics include: hydraulic machinery, nuclear power systems, solar energy, energy storage techniques, and wind power. Environmental issues surrounding the various types of energy systems are discussed.

ME 482
Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 103, ME 382.)
A series of topics in the application of computer technology to the manufacturing enterprise. Topics include: programmable logic, simulation, numerical control and the exchange of manufacturing data. Projects are the principal mode of instruction.

ME 488
Reliability in Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: ME 390, MTH 427.)
A study of probabilistic models in engineering design. Topics include: reliability distribution functions, failure rate, system reliability, hazard analysis, FMEA and reliability testing. The use of the probabilistic approach to the design of mechanical components is treated in depth.

ME 492
Computer-Aided Engineering 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 103, ME 390.)
An introduction to the use of computer techniques to analyze mechanical components and systems. The course includes kinematic synthesis, optimal design, finite element methods and simulation.


Graduate Courses

Open To Graduate Students Only

ME 530
Advanced Topics in Metal Cutting 3 cr

An application of elastic and plastic theories is used to discuss advanced topics in metal cutting. These include machine tool operations, mechanics of cutting forces and power in cutting, tool wear and tool life. Economics of machining and cutting temperatures, current trends in machining are discussed.

ME 532
Advanced Topics in Metal Forming 3 cr.
Formability of materials is discussed using plastic theories and dependence of flow stress or strain, strain rate and anisotropy. These principles are used to discuss sheet metal forming and bulk deformation processes. The topic is enhanced with computer-aided design of forming operation. Recent developments in forming.

ME 534
Finite Element Methods 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: E 442.)
A study of finite element as a numerical technique for solving engineering problems. Variational and weighted residual approach. Transient problems. Two-dimensional and higher order elements. Isoparametric elements. Introduction to non-linear problems. Several computer projects related within manufacturing and automotive applications will be required.

ME 570
Composites in Design 3 cr.
Behavior and processing of composite materials is treated using lamination theories and finite element methods with an emphasis on fiber composites. Project work with an application to the advanced technological needs is completed.

ME 572
Noise, Vibration, and Harshness 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 313, MTH 372.)
An overview of problems in acoustics and vibration control. The use of single and multiple degree of freedom-lumped parameter systems are used to describe systems. Method for controlling noise and vibration sources are discussed.

ME 576
Vehicle Dynamics 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 313, MTH 372.)
The stability and control of vehicles in the accelerating and decelerating modes along straight and curved paths. Special attention is given to the behavior and limitations of the pneumatic tire as applied to motor vehicle requirements.

ME 590
Robotics 3 cr.

The modeling and analysis of robotic systems. Key topics include spatial description and transformations, forward and inverse kinematics, jacobians, dynamics, an introduction to machine vision, and task planning. Students program a robot to perform a task.

ME 594
Manufacturing Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Familiarity with personal computers and manufacturing systems.)
A topical review of systems technology in the manufacturing enterprise. The emphasis is on understanding how information is acquired and processed in manufacturing operations. Automatic Identification/Data Acquisition techniques such as one and two dimensional bar code are considered. Manufacturing Resource Planning and Product Data Management is reviewed. The course also examines Electronic Data Interchange and the Network/Communica-tions technology that supports it. Projects are conducted in virtually all topic areas.


Plastics and Polymer Engineering

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

PPE 434
Parts Design and Molding 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CHE 326, E 314.)
Fundamental design and molding procedure for plastics materials and articles. Computer-based database, CAD/CAM and CAE, as part of design procedures to part functionality, engineering analysis such as stress and heat transfer. Design project assignments utilizing quality control and part economics.

PPE 440
Polymerization Engineering 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHE 432.)
Polymerization kinetics and polymer reactor designs. Method of new polymer process feasibility and economics. Post-processing technology and development of closed system.


Graduate Courses

Open To Graduate Students Only

PPE 522
Polymer Processing 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHE 432 or E 314.)
Process analysis and equipment design of the fundamental processes involved in polymer processing, such as pellets, handling, melt-pumping mechanism, extruder, injection molding, die forming, and various molding and shaping. Computer-aided engineering.

PPE 538
Polymer Rheology 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: E 314, CHM 420.)
Study of fundamental laws involved in flow phenomena, steady and unsteady flow, confined and free flow, simple shear, extensional, uniaxial and biaxial flow. Mathematical models for these flows are examined and studied with regard to polymer applications, such as tube extrusion, sheet drawing, film blowing, roll milling, flow in mold channels. Flows design and control.

PPE 570
Advanced Topics in Polymer Processing 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)
State-of-the-art advanced polymer and plastic composites processing. Design and specification of processes and equipment with computer modeling and simulation.

PPE 574
Science and Technology of Adhesion 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CHM 420.)
A comprehensive view of adhesion from basic theory to current applications. The main types of adhesives such as epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics, and phenolics are covered with applications to construction, electrical, and automotive industries.


Product Development

MPD 505
System Architecture 3 cr.
Provides an understanding (supported by theory and case studies) of the principles of system architecture such that participants learn some of the basic tools required to: (1) structure and learn all the early, conceptual phases of the system development process; (2) support an ongoing system development project through its system engineering and design phase; and (3) think independently and holistically about product architecture. Topics include: what is SA; overview of the architecting process; architecting heuristics and principles; builder-architectured systems; manufacturing systems models and modeling.

MPD 510
System Engineering 3 cr.
Provides an understanding of key elements of Systems Engineering. Within this framework, elements of Systems Engineering enablers, requirements analysis, top level architecture development, robust design, trade-off study techniques, embedded real-time software design, and product-process modeling are addressed. Particular emphasis is placed on the criticality and correctness of requirements and the effects that requirements have on the product development process. Industry participation provides an understanding of current real-world experiences that highlight problems and solutions related to large-scale, complex system.

MPD 520
Systems & Project Management 3 cr.
Provides understanding of up-to-date project management methods, tools and actual practice in order to effectively plan, organize, and control product development projects. The course design is based on: (a) experiential learning as the course is organized around learning by doing; (b) the learning process is focused and facilitated by projects of interest to the automotive domain; (c) teamwork and creative thinking is practiced during the course; (d) connections with Systems Engineering and Systems Architecture are demonstrated and maintained.

MPD 525
Engineering Risk/Benefit Analysis 3 cr.
Provides an understanding of three methodologies: cost-benefit analysis (CBA); reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA); and decision making in various areas. The course presents and interprets a framework for balancing risks and benefits to applicable situations.

MPD 530
System Optimization 3 cr.
Application-oriented introduction to optimization and simulation focuses on understanding system trade-offs. Introduces modeling methodology (linear, integer and nonlinear programming, genetic algorithms), modeling tools (sensitivity and post-optimality analysis), software applications in production planning and scheduling, inventory planning, distribution systems planning, facility sizing and capacity expansions, and product development.

MPD 535
Organizational Processes 3 cr.
Provides an understanding of the analytic framework and tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organization of the future. Features expected to characterize the emerging "new" organizational forms are examined and contrasted with the traditional predecessors with the pros and cons of each. Course focuses on the levels of skills participants will need for the "new organization". Through cases, exercises. readings, teamwork, discussions, and papers, the course allows students to integrate conceptual material with his/her own experiences, beliefs, and actions.

MPD 540
& Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
This course enables the participants to translate financial statements into meaningful information for use in business decision making. Participants gain an understanding of the company's financial condition and performance and build confidence in analyzing financial reports. They examine the firm's health, strengths, and weaknesses, considering both recent performance and future prospects. Financial concepts and practices are used to explore the acquisition and management of new resources.

MPD 545
Marketing Management 3 cr.

The overall objective is to facilitate student's familiarity with markets and their players. This course focuses on how managers in all functional areas address marketing mix problems in the context of a company's corporate strategy. Specific objectives include: develop an ability to analyze consumer behavior, internal constraints, and environmental influences that affect the marketing function; understand the aspects of the marketing mix; understand how brand managers and other marketing professional develop marketing plans, and to practice these skills

MPD 550
Operations Management 3 cr.
Provides an understanding of concepts for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. Provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. The material is presented in four modules: (a) operations analysis, (b) coordination and planning (c) logistics and supply chain management, and (d) operations strategy. Also explored are such issues as product development, technology and re-engineering.

MPD 555
Robust Design 3 cr.

The course enables participants to develop products/processes that produce consistent, high-level performance despite being subjected to a wide range of changing environmental, customer and manufacturing conditions. The course is based on the orthogonal array technique for designing experiments to develop robust systems. Numerous case studies are presented.

MPD 560
Product Planning & Development 3 cr.
Provides an understanding of structured methodologies and effective tools that support product development practice. Emphasis is placed on the activities related to the concept development phase of the product development process. Topics include development processes and organizations, identifying customer needs, establishing product specifications, concept generation, concept selections, and concepts testing.

MPD 575
Design for "X" 3 cr.
Provides a fundamental understanding of and ability to effectively consider design implications of Design for X, where X will be many different topics related to product design and development, such as assembly, manufacturability, durability, serviceability, recyclability, damageability, health and safety, ergonomics, quality/robustness, FEA, cast and molded parts and additional topics. Case studies from industry are discussed throughout.

MPD 580
Entrepreneurship & E-Commerce 3 cr.
Study the concept, theory, process, and strategies of intrapreneurship, particularly as evidence in some of the most efficient and innovatively organized start-ups, small, medium and large businesses of the world. Gain an understanding of the dynamics of the new world of e-business by studying the concepts, techniques, strategies and results of E-Business applications in most successful Net Companies. Assess entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship as witnessed in the auto industry; explore new innovation possibilities; and assess the ethics of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and E-Business.

MPD 599
Capstone Thesis/Project 3 cr.

The MPD program is designed to teach principles, processes, and tools for "end-to-end product development". The MPD thesis is the capstone activity to apply MPD principles, processes, and tools to a problem of substantial size, difficulty, and depth.


Mathematics and Computer Science

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

MTH 402
Linear Algebra with Applications 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 141 or permission of instructor.)
Vector spaces, matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, inner products, linear transformations, similar matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix.

MTH 405
Introduction to Modern Algebra I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402.)
Sets and mappings, an axiomatic approach to the number system, groups, rings, ideals, fields, isomorphism theorems, induction, permutations.

MTH 406
Introduction to Modern Algebra II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 405.)
Euclidean domains, polynomial rings, field extension, finite fields, finite groups, p-groups, the Sylow theorems, introduction to Galois theory.

MTH 410
Foundations of Mathematics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402 or permission of instructor.)
Logic, set theory, axiomatic structure of the number system, infinite sets, cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers, axiom of choice.

MTH 415
Theory of Numbers 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 142.)
Divisibility, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, number theoretic functions, Diophantine equations, prime number theorems, recent developments in number theory.

MTH 423
Probability 3 cr
(Prerequisite: MTH 241.)
Probability theory based on the Kolmogorov axioms, combinatorics, independence, random variables, expectation, probability distributions, Chebyshev's inequality, central limit theorem.

MTH 435
Modern Analysis I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402.)
Techniques of mathematical proofs chosen from real numbers, sets, functions, point set theory, theory of limits, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integral, and infinite series.

MTH 436
Modern Analysis II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 435.)
Infinite series, sequences of functions, differentiation of functions of several variables, maxima and minima, function spaces, norms, operator theory.

MTH 451
Techniques of Advanced Calculus 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MTH 241, MTH 372.)
Real vector spaces, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, boundary value theorems, series solution about singular points, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials.

MTH 452
Nonlinear Differential Equations 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 451.)
Boundary value problems, asymtotic solutions, autonomous systems, systems of equations, applications.

MTH 453
Linear Partial Differential Equations 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 451.)
First- and second-order equations, initial and boundary value problems, integral transforms, Green's function, perturbations, variational and asymtotic methods.

MTH 455
Operations Research 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402.)
Linear programming, project scheduling, dynamic programming, integer programming, queuing theory.

MTH 459
Principles of
Model Building 3 cr.
Introduction to the ideas of a mathematical model and model building, linear programming models, game-theoretic models, regression analysis models. Applications in business, ecology, psychology, sociology, and political science.

MTH 461
Transformational Geometry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 142.)
Transformations of the Euclidean, affine and projective planes. Classification of these transformations by groups and their invariant properties.

MTH 462
The Projective Plane 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 142.)
An axiomatic development of the projective plane, models of the projective plane, analytic plane geometry.

MTH 466
Introduction to Topology 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 435.)
Topics to be chosen from metric spaces, topological spaces, compactness, product spaces, the Tychonoff theorem, rubber sheet geometry, Euler's formula, the Four-Color Problem, the Jordan curve theorem, topological properties of figures.

MTH 477
Concepts of
Modern Elementary School Mathematics I 3 cr.
(Credit applies only in undergraduate or graduate programs in mathematics education.) Sets, logic, mathematical systems, systems of numeration, natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers.

MTH 478
Concepts of
Modern Elementary School Mathematics II 3 cr.
(Credit applies only in undergraduate or graduate programs in mathematics education.) Foundations of algebra, metric and nonmetric geometry, probability and statistics.

MTH 480
Analysis for Teachers 3 cr.
(Credit applies only in undergraduate or graduate programs in mathematics education.) Topics chosen from algebra and trigonometry, including roots of polynomial equations, root approximation techniques, the factor theorem, the remainder theorem, Descartes' rule of signs, trigonometric functions, law of sines, law of cosines, complex numbers.

MTH 490
Topics in Advanced Mathematics 1-3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of the chairperson.)
Course may be repeated for additional credit. Content of the course varies according to the needs or desires of the students.


Graduate Courses

MTH 502
Advanced Linear Algebra 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402.)
Vector spaces, linear transformations, canonical matrices, metric spaces, linear programming optimization, applications to business and engineering.

MTH 505

Introduction to Modern Algebra I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 402 or permission of chair.)
Sets and mapping, an axiomatic approach to the number system, general algebraic systems, groups, rings and ideals, fields, isomorphism theorems.

MTH 506
Introduction to Modern Algebra II 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 405.)
Euclidean domains, polynomial rings, field extensions, finite fields, finite groups, p-groups, the Sylow theorems, introduction to Galois theory.

MTH 507
Theory of Groups 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 405.)
Groups, normal subgroups, homomorphism, Abelian groups, Sylow theorems, permutation groups, composition series, solvable groups.

MTH 508
Theory of Rings and Fields 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 405.)
Rings, ideals, fields, extensions, Galois theory of fields, Noetherian rings.

MTH 515
Advanced Theory of Numbers 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 415.)
Farey fractions, distribution of primes, quadratic forms, representation of integers as sums of k-th powers, quadratic fields, introduction to algebraic number theory and foundations of analytic number theory.

MTH 523
Advanced Probability 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MTH 405, MTH 423.)
Probability spaces, extension of probability, Boolean semi-algebras, compact classes, integration of random variables, Laplace spaces, product of measurable spaces, conditional expectations and Martingales, ergodic theory and Markov processes.

MTH 524
Theory of Statistical Estimation and Testing Hypotheses 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 427.)
Testing of hypotheses in one-parameter cases, power of a test, most powerful critical regions, asymptotically best tests, estimation of a single parameter, some properties of efficient statistics, the multi parameter theory.

MTH 527
Applied Probability and Statistics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 241.)
Elements of sampling and descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis.

MTH 528
Analysis of Variance 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 427.)
Completely randomized design, randomized complete block design, Latin square design, complete factorial designs, split-plot designs, analysis of covariance, multivariate regression, covariance and correlation, introduction to distribution-free methods.

MTH 533
Measure Theory 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 436.)
Lesbegue outer measure and Lesbegue measure of sets, measurable functions, Lesbegue integrable functions and square integrable functions.

MTH 534
Functional Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 435.)
Normed linear spaces, Banach spaces, Hilbert spaces.

MTH 537
Complex Variables 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 241.)
Analytic functions, complex integration, application of Cauchy's theorem, power series, conformal mapping, applications.

MTH 549
Graduate Seminar 3 cr.
Students undertake a significant mathematical project in area of interest to them, prepare a scholarly paper, and make an oral presentation in class. This should ordinarily be taken in the last semester of graduate studies.

MTH 550
Vector and Tensor Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 372 or equivalent.)
Vector differential calculus, vector interval calculus, functions of a complex variable, conformal mappings.

MTH 552
Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations I 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 550 or equivalent.)
Formal and computational aspects of solutions and related equations. Focus on engineering applications.

MTH 553
Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations II 3 cr.
Formal and computational aspects of Navier-Stokes and related equations. Focus on engineering applications.

MTH 557
Graduate Applied Mathematics 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 241.)
Mathematical modeling concepts utilizing qualitative and quantitative variables and applied regression analysis. Practical interaction of mathematics, basic statistics and regression analysis.

MTH 558
Graduate Applied Analysis 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 372.)
Optimization concepts, maxima and minima for functions of one and several variables, calculus of variations using direct and indirect methods.

MTH 560
Graph Theory 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)
Trees, connectivity, coverings, planarity, colorability, networks, digraphs.

MTH 563
Algebraic Geometry 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: MTH 405, MTH 461.)
Plane algebraic curves, singularities, formal power series, transformations.

MTH 565
Differential Geometry 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 436.)
Theory of curves and surfaces in ordinary space, Frenet formulas, curves in a surface, developable surfaces, intrinsic geometry on a surface, geodesics, quadric surfaces, ruled surfaces.

MTH 566
General Topology 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: MTH 466.)
Abstract topological spaces, classification and properties, Moore-Smith convergence, compact and uniform spaces.

MTH 590
Topics in Graduate Mathematics 1-3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of the chairperson.)
Course may be repeated for additional credit. Content of the course varies according to the needs and desires of the student.


Computer Science

For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

CSC 413
Internet Programming with Java
(Prerequisite: CSC 172 or equiv.)
Introduction to Java Applets, Developing Java applications, control structures, methods, arrays, object-oriented programming, strings and characters, graphics, basic graphical user interface components, complete graphical user interface components, exception handling, multi-threading, multi-media (images, animation, audio), files and streams, Java utilities and bit manipulation.

CSC 417
Unix Systems Programming
(Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441, and CSC 449.)
UNIX organization, UNIX commands, the Bourne Shell, the Korn Shell, the C Shell, pattern matching, the Emacs Editor, the Vi Editor, the Ex Editor, the AWK Scripting Language, text formatting, macros, preprocessors, the Source Code Control System (SCCS), Revision Control System (RCS), UNIX networking.

CSC 441
Object Oriented Programming 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 172.)
Presents the fundamentals of object-oriented programming techniques, including encapsulation, type-extensibility, inheritance, and polymorphism. The implementation language is C++. The course begins with a description of that part of C++ that is simply part of C and then present objects and their implementation in C+.

CSC 442
Principles of Programming Languages 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 172.)
Comparison of the principles of high-level languages. Binding of variables, storage allocation, parameter passing, procedure linking, program structures and the program environment. Computer projects.

CSC 443
Data Structures 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 172. Recommended: CSC 441.)
Linear lists, stacks, queues, sequential and linked allocation of storage, circular lists, applications. Binary and ordered trees, traversing and threading trees, garbage collection, multi-linked structures, dynamic storage allocation, data packing, hash coding. Computer projects.

CSC 445
Numerical Analysis I 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CSC 171, MTH 402.)
Iterative methods, equations in one variable, finite differences, polynomial approximation, linear and non-linear systems, numerical methods in matrix algebra, numerical integration and differentiation, least squares method. Computer projects.

CSC 446
Numerical Analysis II 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CSC 171, MTH 241, and 372.)
Numerical methods for solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, systems of differential equations, approximation theory, boundary value problems, computer projects.

CSC 449
Operating Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 172.)
Review of batch processing systems including components, operating characteristics, user services and limitations. Implementation techniques for parallel processing of input/output and interrupt handling. Overall structure of multiprogramming systems techniques. Memory management, file system design and management, system accounting and other user-related services, traffic control, interprocess communication, design of system modules and interfaces, system updating, documentation and operation. Computer projects.

CSC 452
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
(Prerequisite: CSC 172.)
VRML development, exploring and building a World, building objects, lighting, sound, complex shapes, animation, user interaction, scripting, using colors, normals and textures, improving VRML Worlds performance, syntax of nodes.

CSC 454
Computer Security
(Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441. Recommended: CSC 443 and MTH 415.)
Computer security software, cryptanalysis techniques, Shannon's Theory, the data encryption standard, public-key cryptography, factoring algorithms, discrete log problems, bit security of discrete logs, signature schemes, cryptography and hash functions, key distribution and agreement, identification schemes, authentication codes, secret sharing schemes.

CSC 461
Java Networking
(Prerequisite: CSC 413.)
Java i/o routines, multi-threading, Java sockets, clients, servers, protocols, Java Interface Definition Language (IDL), Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), the Java web server, Java Beans, the networked Java world, Java management API, Java hardware, Java security.

CSC 463
Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
(Prerequisite: CSC 413.)
Java overview, relational database overview, basic methods, callable statements, connection methods, database meta data methods, data truncation class methods, data class and methods, driver methods, driver manager class and methods, driver property info class, prepare statement methods, result set methods, result set meta data methods, SQL exception class and methods, SQL warning class and methods, statement methods, time class, timestamp class, types class, JDBC types, mapping SQL and Java types.

CSC 465
Win32 Programming
(Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441.)
Development of graphical user interface Windows applications, using class Libraries and Applications frameworks.

CSC 490
Special Topics in Computer Science 1-3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of Chair.)
Course may be repeated for additional credit. Topics of current interest will be covered.


Graduate Courses in Computer Science

CSC 531
Data Mining 3 cr.

Classification, prediction, regression, clustering, associate, sequencing, characterization and comparison, decision trees, statistical methods, rule induction, memory-based reasoning, genetic algorithms, K-nearest neighbor method, mining relational databases, mining website data, mining text, mining multimedia, mining spatial databases.

CSC 535
Systematic Software Systems Development 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 441/CSC 413 and CSC 443.)
Top-down software development methods, user-defined abstract operations, abstract data types, Vienna Development Method (VDM), specification techniques, practical applications of the methods, term project.

CSC 541
Compiler Design 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 441 or CSC 443.)
Formal languages, grammars, finite-state machine, lexical analysis, parsing, parsing algorithms, error correction, syntax analysis, parse trees, symbol tables, code generation, code optimization. Projects will include developing a compiler for a simple language.

CSC 542
Advanced Computation Theory 3 cr.
(Recommended: CSC 441 and CSC 443.) Finite automata, pushdown automata, Turing machines, languages, grammars, undecidability, complexity theory, intractability, recursive functions, recursive sets, computable functions, unsolvable problems, transducers, transition systems.

CSC 543
Software Systems Verification 3 cr.
Software verification methods, software testing, software analysis, CASE tools, formal verification basis, testing and debugging of software systems, software systems projects.

CSC 544
Web Technology 3 cr.
Prerequisites: CSC 441, CSC 413, and CSC 443)
Internetworking, HTTP, HTML, XML, VRML, Javascript, Perl, UNIX shells, VBscript, Jscript, Java applets, common gate interface (CGI, server side scripting, web servers, web-based databases, web security, electronic commerce.

CSC 546
Scientific Computing 3 cr.
Recommended: CSC 445. Systems of equations, advanced matrix methods, finite elements, partial differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, numerical optimization methods. Individual projects.

CSC 547
Systems Programming 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 441 or CSC 443.)
Assemblers and compilers, monitors, user and system libraries, job scheduling, multi-access, multi-programming, multi-processing and multicomputer systems, comparison of executive systems.

CSC 548
Artificial Intelligence 3 cr.
(Recommended: CSC 441 and CSC 443.)

Intelligen agents, solving problems by searching, informed search methods, game playing, logical reasoning, first-order logic, knowledge bases, inference in first-order logic, learning from observations, learning in neural and belief networks, practical natural language processing, expert systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and case-based reasoning.

CSC 549
Seminar for Graduate Students 3 cr.
Students prepare and present paper(s) related to their primary area of interest. The instructor will provide a list of topics to choose from. This course should be taken by graduate students in the final year of study.

CSC 551
Parallel Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisites: CSC 441 and CSC 443.)
Parallel computers, message-passing computing, partitioning strategies, divide-and-conquer strategies, pipelined computations, synchronous computations, load balance, termination detection, programming with shared memory, sorting algorithms, numerical algorithms, image processing, searching and optimization.

CSC 557
Software Systems Project Management 3 cr.
Risk and uncertainty management, software project planning, project modeling, project scheduling, resource allocation, software cost management, budget monitoring, quality management, monitoring productivity, team building, communication management, web project management, project documentation, term project.

CSC 563
Embedded Systems Processing 3 cr.
Real time UML, introduction to embedded systems, designing real time systems, software installation and setup, hardware setup, real time debugging, keyboard and screen requirements, file systems, interrupts, timers, multitasking, serial I/O, networking in embedded systems, HTTP in embedded applications, Java and embedded development, floating point programming, dynamic link libraries, structured exception handling, ROMing an application.

CSC 564
Advanced Operating Systems 3 cr.
(Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441, and CSC 443.)
Distributed operating systems, communication protocols, synchronization of distributed systems, processes and processors, distributed file systems, distributed shared memory. Real time operating systems, file systems, process and multiprocessing, threads and multithreading, scheduling, synchronization, inter task communications.

CSC 565
Software Engineering 3 cr.
Software process, software engineering management, software project planning, requirements engineering, software project requirements, software design architectures, design elaboration and mobile computing, software project design, validation and risk analysis, software testing, software measures, software cost estimation, software reliability, software re-engineering, software maintenance, software engineering ethics.

CSC 567
Distributed Processing 3 cr.
Models and concepts in distributed systems, communications and remote procedure calls, course team project, logical clocks, clock synchronization, high availability, replications and reliable distributed computing, transactions, nested transactions, end-to-end arguments, distributed file systems, security, CORBA, distributed mutual exclusion, real-time systems, rate-monotonic analysis, synchronization and distributed real-time systems.

CSC 590
Advanced Topics in Computer Science 1-3 cr.
(Prerequisite: Permission of Chair.)
Course may be repeated for additional credit. Advanced topic of current interest are covered.

CSC 599
Computer Science Thesis 3 cr.
Students work on thesis related to their area of interests under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate students may take this course in the final year of study. Students taking the thesis option are not allowed to take CSC 549.


Mathematics Education

Courses for Graduate Students in Mathematics Education Only

MED 560

Psychology of Mathematics

Learning theories in a mathematical context, use of classroom technology, types of knowledge including conceptual and procedural knowledge, assessment, teaching ethics, selected topics in mathematics education relevant to educational psychology.

MED 570

Mathematical Modeling for Teachers 3 cr.

Mathematical modeling studies and solving real-world problems. Emphasis on setting up assumptions and methodology required to achieve a solution. Practical problems concentrating on the reasoning behind the setup of the problem solution.

MED 571

Computer Science for Teachers I 3 cr.

An introduction to computer science. Problem-solving and algorithm development. Basic programming and program structures using a modern structured language such as Pascal or C++.

MED 572

Computer Science for Teachers II 3 cr.

A continuation of MED 571. Topics include recursion, data structures and their relationship to algorithms, and data abstraction and encapsulation.

MED 575

Modern Concepts of Calculus I 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: MTH 480 or equivalent.)

Functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, definite integrals and applications.

MED 576

Modern Concepts of Calculus II 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: MED 575.)

Topics in analytic geometry, applications of the definite integral, advanced techniques of integration, improper integrals, Taylor polynomials, theory of infinite sequence and series.

MED 577

Teaching Elementary Mathematics with Manipulatives 3 cr.

Project-oriented exploration of tangible models used in teaching fundamentals of mathematics at the elementary level, conceptual versus procedural knowledge.

MED 579

Topics in Mathematics Education 3 cr.

Topics selected from mathematics or mathematics education.

MED 581

Modern Algebra for Teachers 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: MTH 480.)

Structure of a mathematical system, set theory, symmetries, groups, rings, fields, homomorphisms, isomorphisms; in the context of number systems relevant to topics in K-12 mathematics teaching.

MED 582

Linear Algebra for Teachers 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: MTH 480.)

Vectors, matrices, linear systems, determinants, inverse matrices, linear inequalities, linear programming.

MED 583

Geometry I 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: MTH 477 and MTH 478 or equivalent.)

Intuitive and project-based computational study of Euclidean geometry and coordinate geometry, highlighting the major results in elementary and secondary geometry.

MED 584

History of Mathematics 3 cr.

A historical development of mathematics from primitive origins to the present, concentrating on numeration systems, arithmetical methods, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, number theory, theory of equations and the beginnings of calculus.

MED 585

Elementary Statistics 3 cr.

Organization and presentation of data, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and variance, percentiles and standard scores, sampling theory, significance tests, correlation, standard forms of continuous distributions.

MED 586

Number Theory 3 cr.

Divisibility, greatest common divisors, Euclidís algorithm, congruencies, the infinitude of the primes, sieve of Eratosthanes, sigma and tau functions, perfect numbers, Mersenne primes, Fermatís Little Theorem, Eulerís Theorem, cryptography.

MED 587

Finite Mathematics 3 cr.

Topics to be chosen from elementary combinatories, binomial and multinomial theory, graph theory, the Principle of Finite Mathematical Induction.

MED 590

Logic and Mathematical Inquiry 3 cr.

Basic forms of philosophical argument as they appear in mathematics, symbolic logic, identifying salient points of an argument, construction of common forms of proof.

MED 593

Geometry II 3 cr.

(Prerequisites MED 583 and MED 590.)

Formal Euclidean axiomatic geometry with emphasis on proof construction, chains of proofs, topics in non-Euclidean geometry.

MED 599

Research Project

(Prerequisites: completion of all other degree requirements.)

Semester-long research into a current topic or trend in mathematics education, leading to a Masterís quality exposition on said research. Students select and investigate a specific topic of their own interest with the approval and supervision of a graduate advisor.


Nurse Anesthesiology

ANE 510

Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesiology 2 cr.

History of anesthesia, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Councils on Accreditation, Certification and Practice, nurse anesthesia scope of practice, impaired practitioner, quality management process, government relations, ethical and professional considerations, and legal aspects of nurse anesthesia practice.

ANE 530

Physics and Biomedical Measurement in Anesthesiology 3 cr.

Review of principles of physics as applied specifically to anesthesiology. Review of biomedical instrumentation pertinent to anesthesia.

ANE 549

Introductory Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology 4 cr.

Introduction to the use of anesthesia machines, electronic monitors, and various anesthesia equipment. Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of anesthesia practice including pre- and postoperative assessment, operating room preparation, airway management, fluid therapy, positioning, basic concepts of anesthetic administration, and interpretation of preoperative data (including the electrocardiogram).

ANE 550, 551, 552

Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology I, II, and III 8 cr.

Principles and techniques of anesthetic administration for ophthalmologic, gynecologic, orthopedic, general, thoracic, trauma, pediatric, obstetric, neurologic, cardiac, vascular and other specialty surgery. Anesthetic implications of various disease processes are also addressed.

ANE 570

Regional Anesthesia 2 cr.

Pharmacological, anatomical and technical considerations pertinent to regional anesthesia including extremity and major conduction blocks.

ANE 594

Advanced Pathophysiology 3 cr.

Review of disease processes affecting the coagulation, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, gastrointestinal, biliary, renal and immune systems.

ANE 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607

Clinical Internship 7 cr. (total)

A progressive exposure to clinical anesthesia practice. Begins with a basic orientation. Each practicum builds on previously developed skills. Students administer anesthesia for various surgical procedures including, but not limited to, general, orthopedic, urologic, oral, trauma, gynecologic, thoracic, otorhinolaryngologic, pediatric, obstetric, neurologic, cardiac and vascular surgery.

ANE 610, 611, 612, 613, 614

Anesthesiology Seminar 5 cr. (total)

Review and presentation of anesthesia related literature. Includes general discussion, critical analysis and question/answer sessions. A comprehensive review of the principles of anesthesia and preparation for the certification exam are included in the last semester.

ANE 699

Masterís Project 6 cr.

Independent study resulting in a completed research project including literature review, methodology, data collection, statistical analysis, and submission of a final written paper of publishable quality.


Basic Clinical Sciences

BCS 560

Pharmacology I 4 cr.

Introductory course in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs and adjunctive agents. Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacy and toxicology are also included.

BCS 561

Pharmacology II 4 cr.

Continuation of Pharmacology I with emphasis on pharmacological preparations, specific accessory drugs and non-anesthetic ancillary drugs. Biochemorphology, pharmacodynamics and biological disposition of inhalation, local and intravenous anesthetics, and drug interactions are included.

BCS 562

Advanced Pharmacology 2 cr.

In depth examination of the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics and pharmacodynamics. Autonomic and neurohumoral pharmacology are included.

ETH 552

Ethical Perspectives in Health Services Administration 3 cr.

An examination of moral values, principles and theories in their application to health care decision making and policy formation. Prepares students to identify ethical dimensions in health care management and to analyze critically the variety of positions taken in contemporary discussions. Employee/management relations, allocation of medical care and rationing of scarce medical resources.


Health Professions

HLH 459

Instructional Design in Health Care Education 3 cr.

Basic principles of instructional design and development. The course includes instructional task analysis, front end analysis, criterion testing, hierarchical sequencing, formative and summative evaluation. The learner will be exposed to a selection of health care education strategies: mass media, audio-visual aids, simulations and computer assisted and computer managed instruction.

HLH 532

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 3 cr.

Examines theoretical and empirical basis for health promotion and risk reduction. It will prepare the health care professional to provide population-centered, interdisciplinary, prevention-oriented health care. Healthy People 2000/2010 will be used as a framework as well as theories and research from multiple disciplines for application to practice.

HLH 550

Research Methods in Health Care 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 503 or equivalent.)

Introduces students to the research process relevant to the health care professional. The research process is analyzed with emphasis on techniques to: apply research findings to clinical practice, determine client population needs, evaluate outcomes, and participate in research teams.

HLH 570

Health Care Delivery and Policy Issues 3 cr.

Examines the theoretical and empirical bases for health care delivery and policy issues in the United States. Health policy decisions are examined in relation to cost, quality, access, ethics, and managed care.


Health Services Administration

HSA 500

Theory and Practice of Health Services Management 3 cr.

A functional and operational approach to management, examining current theories and their application to problem solving and organizational development in health care settings.

HSA 501

Accounting Principles for Health Services Professionals 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Facility with Excel)

Emphasizes the understanding and use of accounting information in the managerial context. Accounting functions of health care organizations, including an understanding of the accounting cycle, controllership issues, and financial reporting.

HSA 502

Financial Management of Health Services 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: HSA 501 and Facility with Excel.)

The study of financial functions in health service organizations, with emphasis on planning and control, interpreting financial statements, source of funds, budgeting, long term financing and return.

HSA 505

Legal Aspects of Health Services Administration 3 cr.

A study of the role of government in the provision of health care and its ability to shape the health care delivery system. Critical examination of power bases, primary actors, and social values shaping government policies.

HSA 506

Health Economics 3 cr.

Fundamental concepts of economics applied to health care delivery: demand, supply, production costs, resource allocation. Impact of health economics on financing and insurance, particularly managed care.

HSA 510

Leadership and Human Resource Management in Health Care 3 cr.

Behavioral approach to the management of human resources. Individual and group problem solving, motivation theory, group dynamics, leadership theory, organizational change and communication for health care managers.

HSA 511

Financial Management 3 cr.

This course examines managed care structures, fundamental concepts and techniques of financial management within health organizations. Students will be introduced to essential principles of financial and managerial accounting. These principles will serve as the basis for understanding the use of various financial analysis techniques (e.g. ratio and trends, variance, project cash flow, process costing) and planning and control tools (e.g. proforma development, and budgeting).

HSA 512

Quality, Planning and Marketing in Health Services Administration 3 cr.

A systematic approach to the marketing, planning, and quality process improvement of healthcare programs. Marketing principles, community health/population based planning and continuous quality improvement tools.

HSA 550

Information Systems for Health Services Administrators 3 cr.

An introduction to information systems and how they are used to collect data and facilitate analysis. Techniques for managing information from people will be discussed along with techniques for managing information from systems. Issues such as data quality and data warehousing will be studied and development of systems versus selecting/purchasing systems will be covered.

HSA 553

Health Services Administration Field Study 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: HLH 550, PYC 503.)

A field research project involves application of the research process to health organization problems and their solutions. Students should be involved in all the steps of the research process: problem statement, review of the literature, hypothesis, data collection and analysis. Possibilities include surveys, replication studies, pilot studies, evaluation studies and/or quality assurance studies.

HSA 570

Quantitative Methods for Health Services Administrations 3 cr.

Processes, methods and techniques of quantitative analysis for the management of health services organizations. An introduction to the fundamentals of analyzing and interpreting data, statistical and quantitative tools for research and decision analysis used in the planning and operational management of health services.

HSA 580, 581, 582

Seminar in Health Services Administration

An examination of current topics in the delivery and administration of health services. Leadership perspectives from current health care managers.

HSA 590

Internship in Health Services Administration 3 cr.

A faculty supervised work experience in a health care organization, completing a work plan approved by a preceptor and faculty supervisor. Opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in application of theory to a preferred area of health services administration.

HSA 595

Directed Study 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Permission of program chair.)

Directed readings, research and/or projects on a selected health services administration topic supervised by a faculty member and arranged with approval of the program chair.



NUR 502

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Admission to FNP Program or permission of instructor.)

An examination of selected conceptual models and theories in nursing and their relationship to research and advanced clinical practice. The course includes an overview of issues in philosophy of science and in developing a scientific body of knowledge in nursing. Students explore the historical roots and modern application of various grand and middle range perspectives used by nursing. Course work involves critical analysis of models, theory explications and use of theory-based strategies with clients and families from various cultural groups in diverse nursing situations.


Primary Care of the Family I Systems I 3 cr.

(Co-requisite: NUR 511.)

Focuses on analysis of family health within the context of advanced nursing practice. Family systems theory, and principles of development, culture, teaching/learning, community assessment, and objectives of Healthy People 2000 are integrated into the principles and practices of primary and secondary prevention. Health promotion and health screening across the lifespan are explored.

NUR 511

Advanced Health Assessment 2 cr.

(Co-requisite: NUR 510-FNP I.)

Utilizes risk reduction and health promotion practices as a basis for health assessment across the lifespan. Using the environment, cultural and family concepts explored in NUR 510, students have an opportunity to develop and refine health assessment skills.

NUR 512

Quality Planning and Management 3 cr.

Provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles and concepts of quality planning/management and continuous quality improvement. Hoshin planning (continuous quality improvement), marketing, systems planning, change management and community health/population-based planning are incorporated. Students are required to design a comprehensive plan for improvements.

NUR 514

Strategic Leadership in Health Systems Management 3 cr.

Students analyze the theoretical and empirical bases for leadership behavior, management principles, and role performance in the context of health systems management. Concepts related to vision, strategic thinking/planning, motivation, communication, dialogue, collaboration/ team-building, empowerment, organizational change, negotiation, and diversity provide a framework for consideration of issues associated with role implementation of the health systems management professional. Emphasis is placed on requisite political competence in organizations, systems and communities.


Primary Care of the Family II 6 cr.

(Prerequisites: NUR 510 & NUR 511 or Co-requisite: NUR 502) (3 theory & 3 clinical.)

Focuses on the theoretical and clinical basis for the advanced nursing management of health care problems common to family systems across the life span. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and management of acute, episodic and chronic conditions of families in the context of community primary care. Interdisciplinary collaboration is promoted in a variety of community settings.

NUR 530

Health Systems/Nursing Informatics 2 cr.

This course examines how computer and information science supports the management, processing, and analysis of data to ultimately improve care processes in health system management. Appropriateness and usefulness of outcome data to consumers, providers and purchasers are analyzed. Utilization of information systems and databases are required for justifying new or designed models of patient care delivery.

NUR 540

Health Systems Management I 4 cr.

The course examines a systems approach to managing health in the community (the continuum) while differentiating between care management and case management. Several care management systems are analyzed including Disease/Condition Management, Demand Management, and Patient-Driven Care Models. This course prepares students to lead efforts in the design, implementation, evaluation and continual improvement of care management systems and tools. One credit hour is allocated to an applied practicum experience where students, in collaboration with health care systems-based preceptors, begin to design/implement models of health systems management.

NUR 560

Health Systems Management II 4 cr.

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of case and health systems management. The history of case management, and case management standards/ process are explored. Comparative analyses are made among acute care, community-based, insurance and group practice models. Published research in case and health systems management are evaluated. One credit hour is allocated to an applied praticum experience where students, in collaboration with healthy systems-based preceptors, begin to implement managed care processes.

NUR 590

Health Systems Management Practicum 2 cr.

The clinical site may be in the community case management settings. HMO and insurance case management settings and/or acute/ambulatory setting utilizing case management models. The clinical site may also be in a variety of settings such as large employers, health plans, etc.

The student chooses a project of interest. This policy may encompass quality planning and management; continuous quality improvements; clinical quality improvement; project/program planning; implementation planning; evaluating a process/change; work redesign/restructuring/reengineering.

NUR 597

Field Research/Field Project 1 - 3 cr.

The masterís field research project may involve a research problem identified by the student or participation in some existing faculty and/or agency research projects. Students are involved in all aspects of the research process. The project involves application of the research process to health care organization problems and their solutions.

NUR 598

Research Utilization 1-3 cr.

A critical review of available research related to appropriate interventions. Examines available solutions to a problem and pilot tests an application appropriate for the setting. The research utilization process includes the following steps: problem statement, search of the literature, selection of the most applicable solutions for the setting, pilot of solution and evaluation of the outcomes.

NUR 599

Masterís Thesis 1-3 cr.

Identification of an original research problem which is feasible and worthwhile to study and utilization of all the steps of the research process. The decision to choose the thesis option should be done in conjunction with the studentís department chair.


Primary Care of the Family III 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: NUR 520.) (3 theory & 3 clinical.)

Focuses on the theoretical and clinical basis for advanced nursing management of acute, complex and chronic health care problems common to family systems across the life span. Laboratory and technical skills such as EKG interpretation, suturing, and principles of radiology are included. The studentís collaborative role with other health care providers is promoted and continually developed.


Primary Care of the Family IV 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: NUR 610) (3 theory & 3 clinical.)

Focuses on the theoretical and clinical basis for the advanced nursing management of psychiatric and mental health problems within the family and in a primary care setting. Synthesis and integration of complex family situations as they relate to the advanced practice role.

NUR 630

Leadership/Management/Role 3 cr.

Capstone course which focuses on the theoretical and empirical basis for leadership behavior, management principles, and role performance in the context of advanced clinical nursing practice. The role of the nurse practitioner is analyzed relative to quality management, organizational change and culture, team-building, decision-making, budgeting, case/outcomes management, communication.


Physician Assistant

PAS 510

Patient Evaluation Practicum I 3 cr.

A three-semester course designed to teach the skills required to perform a complete medical evaluation of a patient. Effective communication skills and the art of interviewing. Techniques of the physical examination utilizing a systems anatomic approach. An introduction to traditional medical record keeping, and the construction and writing of organized medical histories and physical examination.

PAS 520

Patient Evaluation Practicum II 3 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 510.)

Skill development in obtaining and recording historical and physical exam data from patients. Integration of the knowledge gained in other courses with the medical evaluation of patients.

PAS 524

Clinical Medicine I 3 cr.

Intensive study of human disease from the perspectives of epidemiology, etiology, clinical manifestations and course, diagnostic tests, treatment and prognosis. The series of clinical medicine (524, 525, 526) incorporates the health promotion/disease prevention model. All the major areas of medicine are studied over the course of one year. This study emphasizes the differential diagnoses and diagnostic problem solving.

PAS 525

Clinical Medicine II 3 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 524.)

Continued study of selected topics in medicine.

PAS 526

Clinical Medicine III 3 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 525.)

Continued study of selected topics in medicine.

PAS 530

Patient Evaluation Practicum III 3 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 520.)

A continuation of PAS 510 and PAS 520. Continued refinement of skills in history-taking and physical examination. Patient management through formulation of problem lists, differential diagnoses and management plans. Oral presentations of patient cases which focus on the pathophysicologic mechanisms involved.

PAS 536

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I 1 cr.

Skills and understanding necessary to perform selected diagnostic (both laboratory and invasive) and therapeutic procedures as well as clinical implications of findings.

PAS 537

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures II 1 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 536.)

Continuation of PAS 536.

PAS 538

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures III 1 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 537.)

Continuation of PAS 536 & 537.

PAS 580

Clinical Rotation I 8 cr.

This series of externships provides the student with comprehensive clinical training in the major areas of primary medical care. It allows integration of learning in didactic and research components with direct patient care.

PAS 581

Clinical Rotation II 8 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 580.)

Continuation of PAS 580.

PAS 582

Clinical Rotation III 8 cr.

(Prerequisite PAS 581.)

Continuation of PAS 580 & 581.

PAS 587

PA Seminar I 1 cr.

An opportunity to further define, expand and acquire skills necessary for the practice of medicine as a primary care physician assistant. Students completing this capstone course define their multi-demential role in health care and take part in professional role development.

PAS 588

PA Seminar II 3 cr.

Continuation of PAS 587.

PAS 589

PA Seminar III 1 cr.

Continuation of PAS 587 & 588.

PAS 597

Field Research Project 3 cr.

The masterís field research project may involve a research problem identified by the student or it may involve student participation in some existing faculty and/or agency research projects. Students should be involved in all steps of the research process: problem statement, review of literature, hypothesis, data collection and analysis. A field research project involves application of the research process to health organization problems and their solutions. Possibilities include surveys, replication studies, pilot studies, evaluation studies and/or quality assurance studies. The committee for the field research project requires at least two faculty, one of whom will serve as committee chair.

PAS 598

Research Utilization Project 3 cr.

This option involves a critical review of available research related to appropriate interventions. It examines available solutions to a problem and pilot tests an application appropriate for the setting. The research utilization process includes the following steps: problem statement, search of the literature, selection of the most applicable solution for the setting, pilot of solution and evaluation of the outcomes. The committee for the research utilization project requires at least two faculty, one of whom will serve as committee chair.

PAS 599

Thesis 3 Ė 6 cr.

With this option, students must identify an original research problem which is feasible and worthwhile to study and utilize all the steps of the research process. The decision to choose the thesis option should be done in conjunction with the studentís academic advisor, with whom the student can explore the appropriateness of the option. The thesis option cannot be done as a group project.

PYC 503

Statistics 3 cr.

The course is designed to introduce students to some of the statistical methods available for the examination and analysis of the data relevant to the behavioral and health sciences. It is neither a "how to" course nor a course in math. Rather, it is aimed at an intermediate level of understanding which should make statistics and the reasoning behind their use understandable to the student. The course also requires the use of the computer software package SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).


Addiction Studies

Graduate Courses

ADS 509

Drugs and Behavior 3 cr.

The effects of psychoactive substances on various behaviors. Historical patterns of use, psycho-social context of abuse, and individual responses to alcohol and other drugs.

ADS 510

Psychopharmacology 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 407 or equivalent.)

An understanding of physiological psychology is required for this course which is concerned with the action of drugs used for the treatment of mental and emotional illness as well as those to which people become addicted.

ADS 511

Theories of Addiction 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

An advanced course which presumes a basic understanding of the effects of the various drugs of abuse and addiction. A reflective exploration of the personal and social meaning of chemical dependence and a critical appraisal of existing theories developed to explain it.

ADS 512

Recovery Processes 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 511.)

The process of recovery from chemical dependence with particular emphasis on treatment methods, community resources, roles of professionals, and needs of special populations.

ADS 513

Diagnosis and Addictive Disorders 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

Principles of diagnosis and assessment of addictive disorders with an emphasis on behavioral, cognitive, and physiological methods. Motivational interviewing and evaluation of stages and processes of change.

ADS 517

Chemical Dependence and Youth 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

An overview of chemical dependence with special emphasis on youth. Physiological, psychological, medical, and social aspects of abuse and addiction. Discussion of children of alcoholics, impact on the family, and assessment and treatment with applications for school, community, and legal professions.

ADS 518, 519, 520

Compulsive Gambling 1 cr. each

Three one credit hour courses that follow consecutively and prepare the student to identify and treat problem and pathological gambling.

ADS 536

Family Theory and Therapy 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

Systems theory drawn from social and behavioral sciences with a view toward considering the entire family as a diagnostic and treatment entity.

ADS 540

Managed Behavioral Health Care 3 cr.

Practical knowledge required for a supervisor and/or therapist to work effectively in a managed care environment. Topics include managed care basics, utilization management, quality management, performance measures, implications for patients and clinicians, and how to work effectively with EAPs and employer groups.

ADS 543

Advanced Group Methods 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: ADS 100 or ADS 509 and previous group experience.)

The theory and practice of group counseling/psychotherapy with particular emphasis upon addictive and dually-diagnosed populations. Class functions as a practice lab.

ADS 547

Employee Assistance Programming 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

Design and implementation of programs within businesses and institutions that will effectively help employees and family members with substance dependencies and mental/emotional problems.

ADS 550

Prevention and Intervention in Substance Abuse 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

Multidisciplinary approaches to prevention and early arrest. Special attention to educational systems and community organization.

ADS 560

Spirituality and Recovery 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

An exploration of the connection between spirituality, addiction, and recovery. Particular emphasis on pastoral counseling approaches and recovery as a process of spiritual growth.

ADS 570

Qualitative Research Seminar 3 cr.

A research course presenting several of the newer alternative methods. Particular emphasis upon phenomenological (human science) approaches. Students will be challenged to study human behavior in ways that bring fresh insights to the social sciences. Completion of a masterís research paper possible.

ADS 571

Culminating Seminar in Addiction Studies 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Advanced standing in ADS Certificate program.)

A directed study course in which the student pursues library research and field interviews that will effectively prepare him/her to relate his/her profession to the prevention and treatment of chemical dependence.

ADS 572

Special Topics 3 cr.

ADS 588

Internship in Addiction Studies 3 cr.

An internship or similar placement in which the student has the opportunity to practice, under supervision, that particular aspect of his/her field that relates to chemical dependence. 300-600 clock hours required depending on program.

ADS 595

Addictive Populations 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: ADS 100 or ADS 509.)

A capstone course integrating previous ADS course material with a multicultural focus and concentrating on special populations of chemical addictions (ethnic, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation) as well as special addictive behaviors (gambling, eating, sex, work, religion.)



Graduate Courses

CNS 512

An Introduction to Counseling Theories and Process 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 537.) A study and application of the basic theories of counseling. Students engage in self-exploration and assessment as well as listening skills and role playing targeted at allowing the novice an opportunity to develop competence.

CNS 513

Workshop in Counseling: Psychopharmacology 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512 or graduate standing.)

This mini-course presents a general overview of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental illness. Typical course of treatment, side effects, and ethical issues are discussed.

CNS 514

Workshop in Counseling: Marriage and Family Counseling 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512.)

This mini-course presents an historic and theoretical overview of marriage and family therapy techniques. Special emphasis is given to family systems theory. Ethical and professional issues are also explored.

CNS 515

Workshop in Counseling: Private Practice 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512 or graduate standing.)

This mini-course assists professional counselors and other therapists with all they need to know to setup, build, and manage a private practice. Topics such as billing, marketing, and leasing office space is also discussed.

CNS 516

Workshop in Counseling: Behavioral Interventions 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512 or graduate standing.)

This mini-course assists the counselor and other mental health professionals in setting up a behavioral treatment plan with a client. Examples are provided with special emphasis on token economies for problem children and reinforcement schedules for students or employees.

CNS 517

Workshop in Counseling: Human Sexuality 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512 or graduate standing.)

This mini-course acquaints the counselor with current trends in human sexuality. Basic biology and human anatomy are discussed as they relate to the counseling relationship. AIDS, STDs, sexual dysfunction, abortion, and other ethical issues are explored.

CNS 518

Workshop in Counseling: Compulsive Gambling 1 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512 or graduate standing.) May also take CNS 519 and CNS 520 for additional credits.

This mini-course acquaints the counselor with various forms of gambling addictions, treatment issues, and ethical concerns are explored.

CNS 522

Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 522.) Analysis and application of models for ethical decision making in order to understand contemporary ethical professional issues that affect the practice of counseling. Informed consent and the rights of clients, the ethical responsibilities of the counselor, and the counselorís professional code of ethics.

CNS 532

Counseling Special Populations 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 532.) Contemporary theoretical and practical approaches to counseling clients from multicultural groups over the lifespan including: the aged, racial minorities, women, gay/lesbian clients, the physically challenged, and those with learning disabilities. Specific counseling techniques and relevant research are discussed.

CNS 535

Guidance Principles and Practices 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 535.) An historical overview of the role and duties of the counselor. Various professional trends, philosophies, and ethical issues are discussed as well as the function of the counselor in a multifaceted institution.

CNS 536

Counseling Services: Organization and Administration 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 536.) The principles of organizing and managing human service programs. Topics include: hiring personnel, financial planning, fund-raising, and general administration. Other topics focus on the structure and effectiveness of an organization including appropriate supervisory and consultative relationships, evaluation of the agency, its philosophy and goals.

CNS 538

Vocational Development and Career Assessment 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512.)

(Formerly: EDU 538.) An historical and theoretical overview of vocational and career development. Sources of educational and occupational information are discussed. Students are also exposed to various career testing and evaluation instruments and their appropriate use in a career case assessment. (Material fee applies/see class schedule.)

CNS 539

Counseling Skills 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CNS 512, CNS 535.)

(Formerly: EDU 539.) The counseling process studied through classroom exercises focused on role plays, attending behaviors, and other practical counseling techniques.

CNS 540

Testing and Evaluation 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512.)

(Formerly: EDU 540.) An overview of testing and measurement in counseling and education. The psychometric theories of intelligence, achievement, and personality are explored. In addition, basic statistical methods related to testing are employed. Each student masters basic test administration procedures. (Material fee applies/see class schedule.)

CNS 541

School Counseling: Principles and Practices 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512.)

The role and history of the school guidance counselor. Theoretical as well as practical issues are discussed. Interdisciplinary collaboration with other school personnel are explored.

CNS 543

Group Dynamics and Procedures in Counseling 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CNS 512, CNS 535, CNS 539.)

(Formerly: EDU 534.) An overview of various group theories and techniques. The concepts of group dynamics are demonstrated and students participate in actual group counseling.

CNS 544

Marriage and Family Counseling 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 512.)

(Formerly: EDU 544.) Various theories of marital and family therapy are discussed. Students explore, through their own families of origin, the importance of family dynamics. Therapeutic techniques and active class role playing are utilized. In addition, various techniques of family and relationship conflict resolution are discussed.

CNS 545

School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CNS 540, CNS 541.)

Counseling strategies helpful in the school setting are explored and demonstrated. Consultation issues with teachers, administrators, and other school staff are discussed.

CNS 560

Case Problems in Counseling 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CNS 538, CNS 539, CNS 540.)

(Formerly: EDU 533.) The application of counseling theory to an in-depth case analysis. Students present case information with special emphasis on psychopathology and clinical diagnostic skills. Students are also familiarized with the DSM-IV and its uses in treatment formulation.

CNS 585

Counseling Practicum 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 539.)

(Formerly: EDU 585.) The application of basic counseling skills in a laboratory setting on campus. Students complete 100 hours of applied counseling with individuals and/or groups while being directly supervised by a site supervisor and a faculty member. Basic listening and counseling skills are applied and assessed by staff and peers. Students also learn to formulate basic diagnostic statements to be presented in a case conference format.

CNS 590

Consultation and Staff Development 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: CNS 539.)

(Formerly: EDU 590.) The development and delivery of consulting services to schools, agencies, and industry. Professional, clinical, and ethical issues as well as staff development are discussed. An introduction to employee assistance and personnel crisis resolution are also explored.

CNS 591

Research Seminar in Counseling 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 500 and completion of at least 18 graduate hours.)

(Formerly: EDU 591.) An opportunity for a student to engage in specific research of his/her choosing. Completion of a masterís research paper or formal thesis.

CNS 604

Internship in Counseling 1 - 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CNS 540, CNS 560, CNS 585.)

(Formerly: EDU 542.) The practice of counseling in a field setting under the direction of a licensed professional counselor. Students complete 600 hours of internship at an approved agency and share case concerns in a group seminar approach on campus.


Criminal Justice Studies

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

CJS 402

Court Structures and Functions 3 cr.

The critical and pivotal role of the courts in the criminal justice process. Major structures and basic legal concepts that underlie the criminal courts. The dynamics of case process, management, and bargaining as

well as the role of key personnel in the court structure.

CJS 410

Criminal Law 3 cr.

Elements and proof in crimes of frequent concern in law enforcement with reference to principal rules of criminal liability. The importance of criminal law at the enforcement level considered from crime prevention to courtroom appearance.

CJS 420

Evidence and Criminal Procedure 3 cr.

Rules of evidence of particular importance at the operational level in law enforcement and with criminal procedure in important areas such as arrest, force, and seizure. Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement.

CJS 452

Organized Crime 3 cr.

A study of the impact of organized crime as a social and economic problem with special attention to the role of the criminal justice system as an ameliorative agent. History, nature, and extent of various types of organized crime in the United States and abroad.

CJS 456

Managing Aggressive Behavior 3 cr.

Anticipating, responding to, and preventing or controlling various forms of aggressive behavior in the workplace, the home, and everyday life. Appropriate responses are examined from law enforcement, human services, and private security perspectives. This course includes a hands-on component in which self-defense techniques are demonstrated.

CJS 482

Terrorism 3 cr.

Examines the subject of terrorism and treats the phenomenon as criminal activity. Special attention to the following topics: 1) historical and social antecedents to todayís problems; 2) profiles and motivations of contemporary terrorists; 3) characteristics of active terrorist groups; 4) the vulnerability of western nations to the techniques and technology of terrorism; 5) the role of the media; 6) the impact of terrorism on non governmental sectors of society; and 7) acceptable counter-terrorist policies and practices.

CJS 483

Family Violence: Spouse and Child Abuse 3 cr.

Current knowledge about family violence from the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, and law enforcement. Understanding the motivations underlying the behavior of the various actors involved: perpetrator, victim, social control agent, and helping professional. The connection between theory and treatment.

CJS 484

Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law 3 cr.

Various interfaces between psychological theory and practice and the criminal justice system. The insanity defense, predictions of dangerousness, handling "victimless" crimes, psychological screening of police officers and other criminal justice system personnel, and the development of a moral-ethical sense.

CJS 485

Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 cr.

Selected topics pertaining to crime and justice in America. Sex crimes and sex offenders, women in the criminal justice system, family violence, and victimology. Course may be taken twice under separate topic headings.

CJS 487

Victimology 3 cr.

The process of becoming a victim of crime. Psychological stages through which victims pass. Crisis intervention with crime victims as well as means of prevention. Specific crime patterns and implications for victims. Consideration of victim response to such events as natural disasters and loss of loved ones.

CJS 490

Internship in Criminal Justice Studies 3 cr.

(The course must be arranged in the semester prior to election and requires the approval of the studentís advisor.) A supervised work experience in criminal justice under the direction of a faculty advisor and a field supervisor. The experience consists of working in an institutional setting at varying positions to become more familiar with the criminal justice field. Students must spend a minimum of 90 hours per semester in this capacity, maintain a log of their work activity, and meet weekly with their advisor.

CJS 492

Senior Seminar: Theory and Research in Criminal Justice 3 cr.

A review of major trends, problems, and current thought regarding the future of justice in America. A review of major theories as well as an introduction to scientific research. Philosophy of research. Common statistical practices, sampling, and data interpretation. The relationship of theory to research and of research to theory. Preparation of a senior paper.

CJS 494

Creative Problem Solving 3 cr.

An analysis of the creative problem solving method as applied to the human services professions. Topics to be discussed include the role of creativity in oneís personal and professional development, the creative personality, and creative problem solving.

CJS 495

Criminalistics (Forensic Science) 3 cr.

A general course in forensic operations and techniques. Firearms identification, ballistics, and glass examinations. Physical impressions, document and ink studies, and the science of fingerprints applied to crime investigations. Forensic photography and specimen identification.


Graduate Courses

CJS 500

Research Methodology 3 cr.

The basic methods of empirical research design. The formulation and testing of hypotheses. Sampling, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data.

CJS 505

Interviewing Methods (SEC 505) 3 cr.

Approaches to interviewing in human services with special attention to legal and practical issues in law enforcement, corrections, and security. Analysis of non-verbal behavior and techniques for assessing credibility.

CJS 540

Criminal Justice Process and Criminal Law 3 cr.

The philosophical and historical development of present law enforcement systems. Criminal law as an agency of formal social control and as an integrative mechanism. Court functions and procedures, adversarial and parental. Administrative and technical problems.

CJS 541

Trends in Constitutional Law 3 cr.

An analysis of recent appellate and U.S. Supreme Court decisions as they bear on criminal justice practice. The impact of current issues on present and future legal considerations. The impact of social and legal literature on judicial consideration.

CJS 550

Institutional Corrections 3 cr.

Administration of correctional agencies, types of facilities, treatment methods, and offender typologies and the problems of prisonization.

CJS 555

Deviance and Social Control 3 cr.

Theories pertaining to selected specific areas: crime, substance abuse, suicide, and sexual deviance. Response of social control agencies to deviance.

CJS 559

Community Relations and Criminal Justice 3 cr.

Review of selected problem areas. Offender and citizen reactions to policies and personnel of community agencies (police, courts, prisons) and correctional agents. Role of community treatment centers and future developments as to the function of police and correctional agents with regard to community response.

CJS 560

Community-Based Corrections 3 cr.

An examination of the rationale for the revolutionary changes in the criminal justice system (theoretical, philosophical, and legal assumptions and issues.) Experimental methods being employed to implement community treatment plans.

CJS 570

Socialization and Social Control 3 cr.

The ways in which members of any system become committed to group values and norms and the methods designed to regulate general community behavior.

CJS 579

Comparative Criminal Justice 3 cr.

Contrasts and similarities between the American and European systems with an explanation of the merits and limitations of each. Cross-cultural justice.

CJS 580

Theory of Law Enforcement 3 cr.

A comparative analysis of theories of law enforcement as they have been applied in terms of time and place. Historical trends and current applications in selected areas of the world.

CJS 585

Seminar in Criminology 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Basic course work in the field of criminology.)

An opportunity to analyze and appraise major issues in criminology.

CJS 586

Law and Corrections Practice 3 cr.

Systems of laws as they relate to various categories of offenders. Concepts of justice, punishment, and responsibility. Role of corrections in the court processes. Significant court decisions as they bear on the rights of the offender and the investigatory and supervisory processes. Pre-sentence reports and legal restrictions. Role of the correctional agent in the adversary process.

CJS 587

Criminal Justice Policy Formulation 3 cr.

Seminar for advanced students in which students conduct original research on administrative/policy making aspects of a criminal justice area (law enforcement, judiciary corrections) and present their findings in a written report. The elements of appropriate policy and the legal and political ramifications of policy implementation and change.

CJS 593

Directed Studies 3 cr.

An opportunity to pursue study in a particular area of interest not formally covered by courses currently available. Restricted to students who have completed a major portion of their course work. By arrangement only.

CJS 598

Research Practice Seminar 1-3 cr.

(Prerequisites: CJS 500, permission of director required.)

Specialized research in a specific area. Student works independently or in a group under the close direction of a faculty member.



Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

EDU 401

An Introduction to Elementary Teaching 2 cr.

A reflective-action experience of the teaching profession through readings and teaching activities. Field experience and observation in the elementary/middle school.

EDU 402

An Introduction to Secondary Teaching 2 cr.

A reflective-action experience of the teaching profession through readings and teaching activities. Field experience and observation.

EDU 421

Values and Moral Development in the Educational Process 3 cr.

Curriculum and methods of teaching values and moral education in grades K- 12. A critical review of major contemporary trends, problems, and issues in public and private schools. Provides the student with the necessary skills to plan and develop an effective curriculum and methodology in values education.

EDU 423

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Children Infancy Through Age Eight 3 cr.

(Formerly: Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Education.) (Field experience required.) Basic principles involved in the development of curriculum for children from infancy through age eight with specific emphasis on preschool/kindergarten years. Students learn developmentally appropriate activity-based curriculum adaptation strategies for working with all children and their families to guide their cognitive, socio emotional, creative, and physical development. Strategies for adopting methods and materials for children with special needs.

EDU 441

Methods and Materials of Instruction for Science in the Elementary/Middle Schools 2 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 432/513, MBST.)

A laboratory, hands-on approach focusing on the methodologies as well as a review/analysis of current trends in elementary science and their integration into the curriculum. Research on contemporary issues in this area.

EDU 442

Methods and Materials of Instruction for Social Science in the Elementary/Middle Schools 2 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 432/513, MBST.)

A laboratory, hands-on approach focusing on the methodologies as well as a review/analysis of current trends in elementary social sciences and their integration into the curriculum. Research on contemporary issues in this area.

EDU 443

Teaching Reading in the Elementary/Middle Schools 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 432/513, MBST.)

The theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for understanding reading as a dynamic, interactive, and constructive process. Planned observation and participation in schools.

EDU 448

Methods and Materials of Instruction in Reading and the Language Arts 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 443.)

The theoretical background and instructional strategies needed to implement an integrated approach to teaching the language arts throughout the curriculum K-8. Planned participation and observation in schools.

EDU 449

Methods and Materials of Instruction for Mathematics in the Elementary/Middle Schools 2 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 432/513, MBST.)

A laboratory, hands-on approach focusing on the methodologies as well as a review/analysis of current trends in elementary mathematics and their integration into the curriculum. Research on contemporary issues in this area.

EDU 469

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 432/513, MBST.)

An introduction to curriculum and instructional methods at the secondary level. Constructing of lessons and units for use at junior high and senior high school levels. Topics include: curriculum structure and content at the lesson and unit level; academic task structures; participant structures; methods of instruction; classroom leadership; lesson design; assessment, evaluation, and reporting of student progress. Course experiences will increase studentsí repertoires of instructional strategies and techniques, and knowledge about curriculum and instruction. Students begin to develop a professional portfolio.

EDU 471

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools: Mathematics 3 cr.

Objectives and curricular organization of secondary school mathematics courses. Content, sequence, and methods to accomplish objectives. Measurement, evaluation, and reporting to parents. Preparation of plans with class demonstration.

EDU 473

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools: Social Studies 3 cr.

A foundation of knowledge and skills to teach various courses within the social studies at the high school level. Focus is on design, implementation, and evaluation of social studies units and lessons that have well articulated outcomes, appropriate instructional strategies, and relevant assessments. Topics include: communication of social studies concepts; curricular organization of secondary social studies; resources for curriculum development and instruction; and critical examination of practice. Students continue the development of a professional portfolio.

EDU 474

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools: Communication Arts 3 cr.

Objectives and curricular organization of secondary school communication arts courses. Content, sequence, and methods to accomplish objectives. Measurement, evaluation, and reporting to parents. Preparation of plans with class demonstration.

EDU 475

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools: Science 3 cr.

Objectives and curricular organization of secondary school science courses. Content, sequence, and methods to accomplish objectives. Measurement, evaluation, and reporting to parents. Preparation of plans with class demonstration.

EDU 476

Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Assessment 3 cr.

An examination of issues and controversies surrounding assessment of young children. Emphasis is placed on the need to use multiple ways of gathering information which result in increased sensitivity to childrenís developmental and classroom needs. The action research model is used to link observation and assessment to curriculum planning and instruction.

EDU 479

Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading for Elementary Grades 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 443.)

The process of using assessment and instruction at the same time to identify the instructional modifications that enable problem readers to become independent learners.

EDU 481

Early Childhood Administration 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 258.) Organizing and administering child development programs including licensing, budgeting, and record- keeping; staffing, scheduling, and curriculum; approaches to working with staff, parents, and the community including safety and nutrition.

EDU 482

Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle Schools 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 432/513 and methods courses.)

Teaching and related activities five days per week in an elementary or middle school in the metro Detroit area under the supervision of the department classroom teacher and a University supervisor. Conferences throughout the term.

EDU 483

Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 432/513 and methods courses.)

Teaching and related activities five days per week in a secondary school in the metro Detroit area under the supervision of the department classroom teacher and a University supervisor. Conferences throughout the term.

EDU 486

Young Children in Peril: Educational Implications 3 cr.

Critical examination of some of the difficult conditions that many children and their families are confronting today and the impact of these conditions on childrenís development and learning. Conditions that include poverty, homelessness, child abuse, family violence, neglect, separation or divorce, substance abuse, and AIDS are explored. Effective child advocacy and educational interventions are developed sensitive to the ethnic, racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the child.

EDU 489

Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle Schools 8 cr.

Teaching and related activities five days per week in an elementary school under the supervision of the classroom teacher and a University supervisor. Fifteen weeks. Seminars and conferences throughout the term.

EDU 490

Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools 8 cr.

Teaching and related activities five days per week in a secondary school under the supervision of the classroom teacher and a University supervisor. Fifteen weeks. Seminars and conferences throughout the term.

EDU 493

Fundamentals of Statistics 3 cr.

An introduction to statistics as they are used in education and social sciences. The basic logic underlying descriptive, inferential, and non parametric statistics. Knowledge of the concepts involved and some familiarity with basic formulas.


Graduate Courses

EDU 500

Methods of Educational Research 3 cr.

The methodology of educational research including the nature of scientific thinking, selection of research techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, formulation of conclusions, and generalizations. Required of all candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Education and Counseling.

EDU 501

Integration of the Arts in Content Curricula 3 cr.

Emphasizes integration of content across disciplines. Focus is on integrating visual and performing arts across the program. Developing content relevancy through creative crossdisciplinary relationships is stressed. There is a section of this course that uses the arts to foster volunteerism in schools. Through the use of ideas developed in this course, teachers are able to encourage students to develop a greater sense of self through the arts and through volunteerism in their schools and neighborhoods, thus creating a more aesthetically pleasing environment.

EDU 502

Internship in Early Childhood Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 423, 476, 558, 559.)

Supervised field experience of 14 weeks, halfdays, or seven weeks, full days, in a developmentally appropriate early childhood setting. Campus seminar included.

EDU 503

Independent Study 1-3 cr.

(Permission of instructor and dean required.)

Intensive, independent work on a topic or problem of the studentís choice under the direction of his/her advisor.

EDU 513

Principles of Learning, Development, and Adjustment 3 cr.

In-depth study of research findings in learning theory including the nature and direction of the learning process, intelligence, critical and creative thinking, evaluation and measurement, and motivation. Principles of development (infancy to senescence) and the influences on learning and adjustment including cultural, learning styles/patterns, etc. are examined.

EDU 514

Society and Education 3 cr.

A critical review of societal changes in contemporary American society and their impact and implications on the structure of American education. Examination of various movements designed to meet these changes and projections for schools of the future including the status of the American teaching profession, the cultural diversity of the school, and multicultural education.

EDU 516

Curriculum Construction for Elementary/Middle Teachers 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 496.) An examination of the foundations of curriculum construction focusing on course design. Areas of study include: principles of curricular development; analysis of the process of curriculum design and development; evaluation of curriculum and course designs; application of curriculum models to specific situations; issues surrounding curriculum design; preparation of outcomes and selection of content; design approaches, strategies, and techniques. Students redesign an existing course or design a new course to address current needs.

EDU 517

Curriculum Construction for Secondary Teachers 3 cr.

(Formerly EDU 497.) An examination of the foundations of curriculum construction focusing on course design. Areas of study include: principles of curricular development; analysis of the process of curriculum design and development; evaluation of curriculum and course designs; application of curriculum models to specific situations; issues surrounding curriculum design; preparation of outcomes and selection of content; design approaches, strategies, and techniques. Students redesign an existing course or design a new course to address current needs.

EDU 525

Educational Policy Studies 3 cr.

Educational policies that affect the contemporary American school. An analysis of the policy development process through conflicting visions with a special emphasis on the role of philosophy of education as a factor driving policy decision-making in education. Students engage in policy decision-making situations required by educational professionals.

EDU 526

Collaboration and Consultation in Education 3 cr.

Explanation of the integration of family, school, and community utilizing the interdisciplinary team approach. The process includes care, education, and treatment which enhances the ongoing holistic framework in planning educational experiences for all students. Experts in related fields will address theory and practice through demonstration of the interactive process among professionals, support services, family, and agencies.

EDU 550

Seminar in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 500.)

Research problems in early childhood education. An opportunity for the student to work in some phase of preschool or primary education according to his/her needs and interests. A masterís research paper is completed.

EDU 551

Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 500.)

Research problems in education. An opportunity for the student to work in some phase of education according to his/her needs and interests. A masterís research paper is completed in this course.

EDU 558

Cognitive Development in the Young Child 3 cr.

Theories of Piaget, Vygotski, information processing and current brain research will be analyzed. Emphasis is placed on translating theory into developmentally appropriate education practices in the classroom.

EDU 559

Perceptual and Language Development in the Young Child 3 cr.

Theories on the acquisition of language and early literacy. Identification and assessment of language development and early socio-linguistic differences. Students learn various ways to observe and record language functioning in the early childhood setting. Students are required to engage in a language observation project and to develop an inservice for parents and professionals on language and literacy development.

EDU 562

Developing Creative Environments for Children 3 cr.

(Material fee applicable.) Practical applications in story telling techniques and a variety of artistic activities used to enhance the young childís natural creativity. The relationship between play and the social, emotional, cognitive, and psychomotor development of the young child will also be examined.

EDU 563

Philosophies and Models of Early Childhood Education 3 cr.

(Formerly: EDU 495 - Issues in Early Childhood Education.) An opportunity to review, analyze, and evaluate current philosophies, educational practices, and issues in early childhood education (i.e., Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Head Start, High Scope, and other early intervention programs.) Students are encouraged to co-generate their own vision and philosophy of early childhood education. The role of the family in the education of the child is emphasized.

EDU 567

Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems 3 cr.

Provides teachers with specific practical assessment and instructional strategies for use with students having literacy problems. Remedial techniques, approaches, and materials that can be integrated into a literacy-based reading program are analyzed and applied in a variety of contexts. Information from learning styles and multiple intelligences are covered.

EDU 573

Administration of Elementary/Middle Schools 3 cr.

Introductory course in school administration. Focus is on personal and professional leadership and the changing role of the school principal in a dynamically changing school environment. Issues and trends.

EDU 574

Administration of Secondary Schools 3 cr.

Introductory course in school administration. Focus is on personal and professional leadership and the changing role of the school principal in a dynamically changing school environment. Issues and trends.

EDU 575

School Finance and Management of Education Services 3 cr.

A basic understanding of school finance theory and practice. The focus is on how the nationís schools are financed and how the resources are distributed on a national, state, and local level. Recent changes in Michiganís school financing are studied. Individual school budgets are analyzed.

EDU 578

Reading in the Content Areas 3 cr.

Strategies and approaches to help teachers enable students to read, write, think, and study more effectively and efficiently throughout the curriculum.

EDU 581

Multicultural Issues in Education 3 cr.

Designed to promote analytical and evaluative abilities to confront issues such as participatory democracy, racism, sexism, and the parity of power; to develop skills for values clarification; to examine the dynamics of diverse cultures and the implications for developing professional educational strategies; and developing these strategies.

EDU 582

School/Community Relations 3 cr.

Understanding, developing, and managing school/community relations. How the "school story" can be effectively communicated to the citizens of a school district. Various methods of collecting data on community attitudes and beliefs. Analysis of school board meetings.

EDU 586

Legal Foundations of American Education 3 cr.

The structure of American educational law is studied from the Constitution to local rules and regulations. Important case laws, current changes in statutes, rules and regulations, and its effects on school decision making are studied.

EDU 590

Professional Staff Development 3 cr.

Prepares teachers and school administrators to design, develop, and implement effective staff development and adult education programs. The focus is on knowledge and skills to help understand and promote the professional growth of teachers, administrators, and other school staff. Course experiences provide approaches, strategies, and techniques that can be applied to adult and professional development and build skills in the organization of inservice education programs including workshops, seminars, and conferences. Course project is creating a staff development/adult education program.

EDU 592

Field Experience in Elementary School Administration and Supervision 2-3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 573.)

Supervised field experience in elementary/ middle school administration and supervision including actual job performance in both supervisory and administrative work. Arranged with the program director.

EDU 593

Field Experience in Secondary School Administration and Supervision 2-3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 574.)

Supervised field experience in secondary school administration and supervision including actual job performance in both supervisory and administrative work. Arranged with the program director.

EDU 594

Seminar in Educational Leadership 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 500.)

Research problems in school administration. An opportunity for the student to work in some phase of educational administration according to his/her needs and interests. A masterís research paper is completed during this seminar.

EDU 596

Program Planning and Evaluation 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 516/517.)

Strategies for planning, designing, and implementing educational programs. Principles and procedures for assessing the quality and effectiveness of educational programs and materials. Analysis of evaluation models with emphasis on instruments, methods, and practical applications.

EDU 597

Curriculum and Instruction in Adult Education 3 cr.

Principles of adult education and the development of curricular and instructional techniques for continuing education. Organi-zation and administration of in-service education programs and the design and implementation of workshops, seminars, and conferences.

EDU 599

Masterís Thesis 6 cr.

Directed research project. Students should consult their graduate advisor for format requirements.

EDU 600

Computer Uses in Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 459 or consent of instructor.)

Advanced study of current trends and methodology strategies in technology and their integration into the curriculum. Hardware and software applications utilized in education and human services. Research of contemporary issues in this area.

EDU 604

Internship in Educational Leadership 1-3 cr.

(Prerequisite: consent of advisor arranged at least one semester prior to registration.)

Placement in a field situation in educational administration under the supervision of a faculty advisor and field preceptor.

EDU 605

Independent Research Projects 1-3 cr.

Research project in area of specialized interest. Restricted to students who have completed a major portion of course work in the Education Specialist degree. By arrangement only.

EDU 609

Advanced Seminar in Curriculum Planning and Administration 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 516/517.)

Current curriculum issues and problems, educational research findings, practical perspectives, and implications. Emphasis on curriculum leadership roles in the classroom, school, and administration of curricular policy in a school system.

EDU 620

Supervision of Instruction 3 cr.

Evolution and present status of supervision. Methods and techniques of aiding teachers with planning for instruction and for working with children. Problem areas in supervision. In-service education. Evaluation of instruction and supervision.

EDU 623

Introduction to Mediated Learning 3 cr.

The course gives students a "road map" for the program and overview of the content, process, and applications of the program. A natural and well researched approach to learning, Reuven Feuersteinís theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and companion method, Mediated Learning Experience is introduced as a means of unlocking childrenís potential and promoting their thinking skills in school and life.

EDU 626

Mediated Learning with Parents and Volunteers 3 cr.

The course uses Katherine Greenbergís cognitive program which is designed to promote independent learning and has been used in schools at sites around the world to mediate the prerequisites of effective thought to students. The COGNET Programís inquiry approach through the Blocks and Tools for learning have been used to create in students the intrinsic motivation needed to become lifelong learners.

EDU 631

School and Classroom Management 3 cr.

Humanistic principles and strategies for dealing with classroom behavior. The causes and prevention of disruptive behavior, positive corrective measures, reinforcement, punishment, and the principles of logical consequences.

EDU 632

Instrumental Enrichment I 3 cr.

The primary goal of education is to stretch the mind, to increase each personís ability to keep on learning on oneís own. This goal requires that educators understand theories of the nature and development of human abilities. They need to adopt a conceptual framework that explains the development of the important tools of learning and thinking and recognizes the propensity of all humans to acquire such tools. It also requires that teachers acquire a technology for the application of such theory in the classroom, integrate these practices in the school curriculum and assess their effectiveness. This course focuses on the Feuerstein/Vygotzky theoretical model of Mediated Learning, Feuersteinís elaborate cognitive map, and the Instrumental Enrichment program.

EDU 635

Reflective Practice and Action Research 3 cr.

Explores how reflective practice and action research can serve as a mainspring for mature professionalism, continual learning, team problem solving, and democratic relationships in school-communities. The course focuses on practical ideas for research methods to collect data, how to reflect singly and in a group, and what to do in groups in order to carry out action research which will help them become more effective teachers. The approach stressed is one that empowers teachers to contribute to the literature of research.

EDU 637

Seminar in Educational Leadership 3 cr.

Addresses the challenges and rewards of developing and effectively using teacher leadership within the classroom, school, system, and community. Emphasis is placed on the need to address critical and controversial issues in education as a caring human, a scholar, and a skilled, ethical decision maker. Particular attention is given to current literature in the area of educational leadership, including the systems learning perspective.

EDU 638

Dynamic and Other Authentic Assessments 3 cr.

Participants examine Feuersteinís Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD), design and implement individual and group assessments, and prepare an analysis report of the results. From this experience and from study of text material, participants relate LPAD to Instrumental Enrichment and mediated learning theory. The use of dynamic assessment with minority groups is stressed as part of multicultural classrooms. This class includes an emphasis on Feuersteinís cognitive map and the learner strengths and deficiencies. In addition, participants are introduced to a variety of authentic assessments such as artifacts, journals, logs, portfolios, group projects, performances, student interviews, and self evaluations to measure student growth and development.

EDU 639

Action Research Project 3 cr.

During this course, students implement classroom or school-based action research design, review their results, and find avenues to share results and implications for creating more effective schools. Participants then share their professional growth in action research by taking part in the exchange of results. Items for review at the exchange include the student professional portfolio which includes reflective journals and artifacts which highlight transfer to the classroom and a summary of the action research project. The goal is to share ways the student has improved teaching practices and become a school leader.

EDU 640

Advanced Research and Statistics in Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 493 or equivalent and EDU 500.)

Techniques and procedures for conducting research investigations in the social science area. Emphasis on systems of statistical analysis employed in the interpretation of research data. Use of the computer in research. This course is a prerequisite to EDU 698 in which an independent research project in educational leadership is undertaken by the student.

EDU 698

Field Research Project 3-6 cr.

(Prerequisites: EDU 640 and consent of advisor.)

Study of a problem in the studentís area of concentration utilizing appropriate research design and techniques. Education specialist degree students only.


Liberal Studies

Core Courses

MLS 500

Introduction to Liberal Studies 3 cr.

A course designed to acquaint entering students with the various perspectives contained within liberal studies.

MLS 501

Seminar in the History of Ideas 3 cr.

This seminar varies in content each time it is offered. The general approach is to consider ideas as forces in history and the evolution of culture and society. Students are expected to do independent study and research within the general thematic structure in a given term.

MLS 502

Seminar in the Study of Society and Change 3 cr.

The structure and character of contemporary society and the historical processes which have influenced the development of modern society. The focus is on the methods and organizing concepts of the social sciences.

MLS 503

Seminar in the Study of Culture and Society 3 cr.

Themes or topics which allow the student to examine the interrelationship between the varied manifestations of a culture in a given time and place, considering the arts, literature, institutions, etc.

MLS 505

Directed Studies 3-6 cr.

(Prerequisite: Permission of director.)

MLS 506

Final Project 3-6 cr.

This final, integrative project is the capstone of the MALS program. Each student produces a research or creative project and submits it for the critical consideration of his or her mentor and colleagues in the program.



Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

PYC 412

History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.

Survey of the history of psychology from the ancient Greeks to the present. General theoretical systems of psychology including Associationism, Structuralism, Behavioralism and its offshoots. Gestalt theories, Phenomenalism and Existentialism, Psychoanalytic and related schools. Hormic and Holistic Psychologies.

PYC 420

Psychological Testing and Measurement 3 cr.

Nature of psychological tests, standardized procedures, types of scales and scores, norms, reliability, validity. Survey of standardized tests such as intelligence, aptitude, achievement, clinical, personality, interests and values. Social, ethical, legal and other issues in psychological testing.

PYC 430

Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 225 or equivalent.)

Application of psychological principles and techniques to business and industry. Contributions of psychology to selection, placement, and development of the employee. Interviewing, morale studies and accident prevention. Human relations, motivation, consumer and advertising research.

PYC 437

Leadership and Supervision 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 225 or equivalent.)

Leadership in business and industry. Psychological components of leadership, its function in business and the community. Training leaders. Characteristics of present-day industrial leaders. Current research.

PYC 440

Cross-Cultural Socialization 3 cr.

Cross-cultural exploration of forces involved in the socialization process, drawing on research from anthropology, biology, and psychology. Effects of cultural and socioeconomic variables on childrenís cognitive and affective learning styles.


Graduate Courses

PYC 500

Social Psychology 3 cr.

Theory and research in individual and group social psychology. Special psychology. Special stress on interpersonal dynamics between health care givers and their clients.

PYC 501 Psychopathology 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 341 or equivalent.)

Survey of theory and research in personality and abnormal behavior.

PYC 502 Lifespan Development 3 cr.

Study of developmental processes and learning principles throughout the lifespan. Theory and research relevant to social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

PYC 503

Statistics 3 cr.

Basic statistical methods, designed to give practitioners an understanding of important statistical concepts (sampling, variable distribution, statistical inference) and standard bivariate tests. Introduction to more advanced methods (factor analysis, multiple regression), data analysis software, and critique of published research articles.

PYC 504

Advanced Research 3 cr.

(Prerequisite or co-requisite: PYC 660 or PYC 503.)

Advanced research design and methodology in psychology, focusing on appropriateness of methodology, including validity issues and practical applications.

PYC 520

Assessment Methods I: Cognition and Personality 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 501, 503.)

Introduction to theory and practice of testing and measurement of cognitive processes, especially intelligence and personality.

PYC 521

Assessment Methods II: Projective Measurement 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 520.)

Theory and practice of projective testing.

PYC 522

Assessment Methods III: Differential Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology and Substance Abuse 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 521.)

Theory and techniques of administering and interpreting evaluative instruments in substance abuse. Study and practice of DSM-III.

PYC/CD 523

Assessment Methods with Children 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 521.)

Psychological assessment principles and techniques used with infants, children and adolescents.


Therapeutic Interventions I: Individual 3 cr.

Exploration of the development of counseling methods and intervention procedures at theoretical, research-based and experiential levels. Critical issues in individual, group and family-systems approaches.


Therapeutic Interventions II: Family and Group 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 530.)

Examination of the same issues as Thera-peutic Interventions I, with emphasis on families and groups.

PYC 432/532

Behavior Modification Therapy 3 cr.

Introduction and application of behavior modification research to therapeutic methods.

PYC 536

Individual Psychotherapy with Children 3 cr.

Principles of individual psychological treatment with children, including play therapy and other techniques.

PYC 543

Family Theory and Therapy 3 cr.

Application of therapeutic principles to therapeutic practices for families.

PYC 540

Socialization of the Child 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 100.)

Cross-cultural exploration of forces involved in socialization processes, drawing on research from anthropology, biology and psychology.

PYC 542

Principles and Issues in Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.

Fundamental theories, principles of development and research trends as they apply to child and adolescent development.

PYC 570

Issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 cr.

Comprehensive survey of the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, including personnel psychology, organizational psychology and engineering psychology.

PYC 571

Industrial/Organizational Assessment I: Psychometric Theory and Test Construction 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 570.)

In-depth exploration of psychometric theory, including primary focus on reliability, validity, utility theory and application of these to test construction. Scaling issues, selection, procedures models for combining test data, factor analysis.

PYC 572

Industrial/Organizational Assessment II: Human Resources Assessment 3 cr.

Specialized examination of human resources assessment issues including theory and practice behind the use of human resources instruments in organizational systems, for organizational change and evaluation.

PYC 573

Ethical Issues in the Workplace 3 cr.

Ethical principles which govern professional practice, especially in the industrial setting in the work environment. Interaction of motivation and morale of personnel with the pressure of ethical standards in industry and organizations.

PYC 574

Training and Development 3 cr.

Systematic review and practicum in the training and development of employees. Application of learning theory and research to design and implementation of training programs. Needs assessment, goal setting and evaluation of training.

PYC 575

Leadership Models 3 cr.

Survey of theoretical approaches, empirical findings and applied practice pertaining to leadership in the workplace. Relationships between theoretical models and applied practice and between leadership process and the content of leadership behavior.

PYC 576

Multicultural Issues and Race Relations in the Workplace 3 cr.

Presentation and class exercises on principles of culture applied to work behavior in internationally diverse settings. Exploration of cross-cultural perceptions, attitudes, values and behavioral expectations to clarify interpersonal relations among people of different backgrounds and to enhance their productive performance.

PYC 579

Capstone Course in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology 3 cr.

Integrative, independent-study and seminar experience relates theory, research and practice in industrial/organizational psychology. Guest speakers, student presentations integrate industrial/organizational psychology principles with practicum experience and career preparation. The final examination is the I/O masterís program comprehensive exam which is administered in mid-April. This course is taken concurrently with PYC 588, Practicum Experience. Both courses run for the entire second year of the program (and meet bi-monthly during both semesters). Students register for PYC 579 in the fall and register for PYC 588 in the winter.

PYC 588

Practicum Experience in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology 3 cr.

A minimum of 250 hours of supervised practice of industrial/organizational psychology in the workplace. Emphasis on skills in assessment, interpersonal communication, decision-making, problem-solving, trouble-shooting and insight into organizational problems and needs. (Please see above for scheduling.)

PYC 589

Practicum Experience 6 cr.

A minimum of 500 clock hours supervised practice in mental health agencies which employ fully-licensed psychologists.

PYC 590

Research: Special Projects 1-6 cr.

Independent study, directed research or professional experience arranged with instructor to meet specific academic needs.

PYC 599

Masterís Thesis 6 cr.

Original research on a topic of significant academic and/or professional interest.

PYC 600

Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

Intensive study of the major areas of theoretical research and endeavor in developmental psychology. Physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the lifespan.

PYC 602

Exceptional Children 3 cr.

An in-depth analysis of children with a variety of disabling conditions. Theories of causation, assessment strategies, alternative intervention techniques and classroom and home management strategies.

PYC 603 Child Psychopathology 3 cr.

An in-depth analysis of children with learning and behavior difficulties. Theories of causation, assessment strategies, alternative intervention techniques and classroom management approaches.

PYC 604

Learning and Memory 3 cr.

Theories and models of human learning and memory and relevant animal models. Applications in psychopathology, cognition and normal behavior.

PYC 615

Consultation 3 cr.

An introduction to the process of consultation, the skills required and the uses of consultation in schools.

PYC 620

Psychological Assessment of the School Age Child 3 cr.

Administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing of structured intelligence tests such as the Wechsler Scales and various achievement and perceptual-motor tests. Focus is on the assessment of the school-age child.

PYC 621

Psychological Assessment of the Pre-school Child 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 620.)

Administration, scoring and interpretation of intelligence. The integration of test data from a variety of sources. Focus is on assessment of the pre-school child.

PYC 622

Personality Assessment 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 621.)

Intensive study. Common instruments used to assess the visual intelligence, motor and adaptive behavior in pre-school children.

PYC 624

School Psychology Practicum 3-6 cr.

(Prerequisites: PYC 602, 620, 621, 622, 630.)

Supervised experience in such activities as psychological assessment, staff conferences, parent consultation and short-term counseling. Approximately 250 to 500 logged hours will be required, which may be taken in one or two terms.

PYC 625

School Psychology Internship 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: PYC 624 and PYC 630.)

Experience in the full range of psychological and related services within a public school system or mental health agency.

PYC 630

Psychological Services in the Schools 3 cr.

The roles and functions of the psychologist in the schools. Educational and psychological assessment, consultation, ethical standards, problems and issues. Status of field.

PYC 631

School Psychology Seminar 3 cr.

Discussion of practical and theoretical problems encountered during the internship. Further content in professional school


PYC 632

Topics in School Psychology 3 cr.

An in-depth analysis of current topics in the field of school psychology. Topics will change yearly.

PYC 647

Directed Research 1-3 cr.

Under the direction of a member of the staff, a student may carry out a research project. No specific limitations on area of interest are imposed but a final written report is required by the department.

PYC 648

Research in Psychological Literature 3 cr.

Individual research in psychological problems based upon investigation of periodical literature.

PYC 649

Specialist Project 3 cr.

Students should consult the department for requirements and format.

PYC 650

History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.

Philosophical and scientific background of modern psychology. Historical development of theories and ideas which affect the practice of psychotherapy.

PYC 651

Physiological Psychology 3 cr.

Biological mechanisms underlying behavior, with special attention given to human behavioral disorders. Neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and the biological basis of psychophysiological disorders and psychopathology.

PYC 654

Theories of Personality 3 cr.

Analysis of the major theories of personality, including psychoanalytic, behavioral and humanistic perspectives.

PYC 655

Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts 2 cr.

A basic, systematic introduction to key concepts in psychoanalytic theory and practice.

PYC 660

Statistical Methods I 3 cr.

First course in the two-term sequence of advanced statistical methods in psychology. Linear models including analysis of variance (factorial and repeated measures), multiple regression, and analysis of covariance. Continuous and categorical dependent measures are covered.

PYC 661

Statistical Methods II 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 660)

The second course in the sequence of advanced statistical methods in psychology. Multivariate analyses including multiple regression, canonical correlations, discriminant function analyses, structural equation modeling and more.

PYC 663

Research Seminar 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: PYC 504, 660, 661.)

The process of empirical research from developing conceptual models, proposal writing, to preparing research reports. The format of this course is that of a participant seminar.

PYC 664

Research Topics 1 cr.

Ongoing seminar involving faculty and students in research presentations. Emphasis on interpretation of design and analysis and implementation of research.

PYC 670

Psychological Assessment I 3 cr.

Introduction of clinical assessment techniques and concepts of test construction, validity and reliability, emphasizing the administration, scoring and interpretation of the Wechsler Scales, MMPI and Bender Gestalt.

PYC 671

Psychological Assessment II 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 670.)

An introduction to the more projective diagnostic instruments used in a standard clinical battery of tests. Theory and rationale of the Projective Hypothesis underlying projective techniques presented through lectures, readings and discussion. Administration, scoring and principles guiding interpretation of the DAP, TAT and Rorschach.

PYC 673

Psychological Assessment III 0 cr.

(Prerequisite: PYC 671.)

An in-house practicum in assessment conducted at the University Psychology Clinic.

PYC 674

Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

An intensive examination and integration of major theories in developmental psychology.

PYC 675

Child Development 3 cr.

An intensive examination of the course of development from the prenatal period up to adolescence.

PYC 676

Child Psychopathology 3 cr.

An examination of childhood psychopathology, beginning from infantile disturbances up to adolescence. Major syndromes are examined from both a theoretical viewpoint and the perspective of the working clinician.

PYC 677

Child Therapy 3 cr.

Training in the psychological treatment of children.

PYC 678

Adolescent Pathology and Therapy 3 cr.

An intensive study of interrelated topics to demonstrate the intimate relationship of knowledge of normal development with its pathology and treatment.

PYC 685

Psychopathology I 3 cr.

Major syndromes in psychopathology: their etiology, symptoms, etc.

PYC 686

Psychopathology II 3 cr.

A continuation of PYC 685 with emphasis on personality disorders.

PYC 688

Principles of Psychotherapy 3 cr.

Theoretical model and practical application of psychoanalytic methods.

PYC 689

Theories of Psychotherapy 3 cr.

The underlying theory, terminology and major approaches to psychotherapy. Explores theoretical and research foundations.

PYC 690

Group Psychotherapy 3 cr.

A review of the major theoretical and practical approaches to group psychotherapy.

PYC 693

Ethics and Professional Issues 3 cr.

Survey of basic ethical issues pertaining to mental health care, American Psychological Association ethical standards and Michigan licensure/professional practice policies.

PYC 716

Social Processes 3 cr.

Social psychological processes that occur in groups and organizations. Communication, norms, leadership and decision-making.

PYC 750

Psychotherapy Practicum 0-3 cr.

A practicum at the Psychology Clinic of the University of Detroit Mercy. The focus is on the development of therapeutic skills.

PYC 752

Advanced Psychotherapy Practicum 1 cr.

Students who have completed PYC 750 may continue to see patients at the Psychology Clinic under supervision. Admission by permission of the instructor.

PYC 753

Clinical Practicum 0-1 cr.

(Prerequisite: Permission of program director. To be taken in two consecutive semesters.)

Approximately 500 hours of supervised clinical experience in an organized health care setting.

PYC 754

Clinical Internship 0-6 cr.

(Prerequisite: Two semesters of PYC 753 and permission of program director.)

A 2,000-hour supervised year of clinical experience in an organized health care setting. The internship may be taken on a full-time basis for one year or on at least a 20-hour per week half-time basis for two years.

PYC 765

Cognitive Therapy 3 cr.

This course is designed to examine the basic tenets of cognitive therapy. Students develop a basic understanding of the cognitive theory of personality and its application in psychotherapy.

PYC 767

Human Neuropsychology 3 cr.

Essential neuroscience foundations and clinical methods for the study of brain-behavior relationships. Test methods and approaches are surveyed and evaluated critically with reference to various clinical settings.

PYC 768

Group Processes 3 cr.

A review of major contributions from the fields of social psychology, sociology and clinical psychology related to the development, process and structure of small groups.

PYC 769

Human Sexuality 3 cr.

This course begins with biological, psychological and anthropological theories regarding sexuality. Varieties of human sexual states are explored across the life-span, including heterosexuality, homosexuality, marriage, solo sexuality, and celibacy. Deviations from the normal are discussed in the contexts of legal issues and clinical applications.

PYC 770

Clinical Health Psychology 3 cr.

A review of the application of psychological knowledge to the processes of health and illness. Issues revolving around the interrelationships of psychological and physical dimensions to health and illness.

PYC 771

Psychosis: Process and Treatment 3 cr.

Definition, processes and concepts most useful to understanding psychosis. Treatment of psychotic individuals based upon an in-depth theoretical understanding of psychotic processes and manifestations.

PYC 772

Brief Intervention 3 cr.

Concepts of emotional crisis and of emergency and brief intervention. Assessment, selection criteria, treatment planning and implementation using brief therapy principles. Factors affecting efficient and effective use of intervention time.

PYC 773

Program Evaluation and Supervision 3 cr.

Examination of models and methods of clinical supervision of individual and group psychotherapy.

PYC 774

Behavioral Treatment 3 cr.

An examination of the various ways in which behavior can be changed using behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques.

PYC 775

Cultural Diversity 3 cr.

Exploration of contemporary perspectives on human differences and examination of the powerful influences of "cultural identity" on intrapsychic development and cognitive, affective, and psychosocial functioning.

PYC 795

Topics in Psychology 3 cr.

An in-depth analysis of current topics in psychology. Topics will change yearly.

PYC 798

Directed Readings 1 cr.

Students who have completed all course and practicum requirements but who have not as yet passed their qualifying exam should register for this course every term until they achieve doctoral candidate status, i.e. by passing their qualifying examination.

PYC 799

Dissertation Research 1-9 cr.

Consult department for format.


Religious Studies

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

RS 404

World Religions 3 cr.

An introduction to the major religious traditions of the world. After an introduction to the study of religion, this course explores the cultural and historical settings and the various forms of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Special attention is given to the spirituality and values fostered by each. The concepts of God and the holy, the human condition and destiny, ritual practices, and ethical behavior is among the major topics dealt with and compared.

RS 414

Women and Religion 3 cr.

Examination, from womenís perspectives, of womenís experiences in various religious traditions. The relationship between religious definitions of women and their social status. Feministsí and womanistsí critical theories relating to dogmas, traditions and ethics.

RS 422

The Old Testament (First Testament) I: Torah and Historical Writings 3 cr.

A study of the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and the historical books (Joshua through II Kings). Use of contemporary methods of critical interpretation of the major stories and their theological insights, humor and enduring power.

RS 423

The Old Testament

(First Testament) II: Prophets, Wisdom, Apocalyptic 3 cr.

A study of the major and minor prophets, the Wisdom literature and the emergence of the Apocalyptic in the book of Daniel.

RS 424

The New Testament

(Second Testament) I: The Four Gospels 3 cr.

A survey of modern scholarship on the Gospels. Religious and political conditions of the Greco-Roman world of the first century of the Common Era. The formation of the Gospels, the quest for the historical Jesus and for information about the Jesus movement. The distinctive approaches of the four evangelists, and the relationship of canonical to non-canonical gospels.

RS 425

The New Testament (Second Testament) II: Acts, Letters, Revelation 3 cr.

A study of the development of the primitive church, its Christologies/theologies, lifestyles and leadership conflicts in the context of the political, religious and social currents of the Greco-Roman world of the first century of the Common Era. RS 424 is not a prerequisite for this course.

RS 432

Classical and Contemporary Catholicism 3 cr.

Exploration of the historic Catholic tradition from the patristic to the modern era, with special attention to the philosophical and theological foundations and implications of key beliefs, symbols, doctrines and rituals. Focus on the distinctiveness of Roman Catholicism.

RS 434

Christian Ethics 3 cr.

An introduction to the foundations of Christian morality in the New Testament and their later development, including contemporary theology and present-day issues and questions (nuclear war, abortion, social justice, etc.)

RS 444

Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought 3 cr.

The nature of human sexuality and its relationship to love. Contemporary theories of psychosexual development. History of Christian teaching regarding sex. Changing attitudes toward sexuality, homosexuality, married love and celibacy. Sexuality and gender roles. Sexual love and its relationship to religious love.


Graduate Courses

RS 500

Seminar: The Academic Study of Religion 3 cr.

This course introduces students to the discipline of religious studies and explains how it differs from theology. It outlines the history of the discipline from the 19th century onwards and the view of those writers (like Friedrich Schleiermacher, Rudolph Otto, and Mircea Eliade) who have contributed to its growth and development. Contributions to major areas of study such as the essence, origin, function, and language of religion are discussed. Further, the various methods used in religious studies (such as the historical, phenomenological, and linguistic) are examined and evaluated. How these methods are applied to the study of various religious fields, such as religious experience, the concept of God, and human nature and destiny, are a major focus of the course.

RS 501

Anthropology of Religion 3 cr.

An introduction to current anthropological approaches to the study of religion. Symbolism, myth, ritual, magic and witchcraft. Contemporary viewpoints on primitive religions and on the great religions.

RS 502

Contemporary Religious Movements 3 cr.

The "cults" of the 1970s and their impact on traditional religion. Understanding their excesses, financial successes and appeal.

RS 503

Hinduism 3 cr.

History of Hinduism from its classical and pre-classical origins to contemporary manifestations. The religious and philosophical movements, change and continuity in the development of religious thought and institutions.

RS 505

Islam 3 cr.

Understanding and living with religion. Politics and culture in the Middle East. Origin and growth of Islamic civilization, emphasizing the principal teachings, including selections from the Qurían. The life of the Prophet Muhammad, later developments in Sufi mysticism, sectarian differences and the recent Black Muslim experience in America.

RS 506

Buddhism 3 cr.

History of Buddhism from its origins to later manifestations and differentiations into Mahayana and Theravada. Major philosophical schools and Buddhist institutions in South and East Asia.

RS 507

Judaism 3 cr.

Essentials of Basic Judaism: the beliefs, practices, customs, ceremonies, holidays and institutions. Current trends in contemporary Jewish life and the concerns of Jewish people today. The different denominations within Judaism. The place of modern Israel. The Holocaust. Modern masters of Jewish thought.

RS 513

Interreligious Dialogue 3 cr.

An examination of current efforts to promote interreligious dialogue. Various Christian interpretations (or theologies) of other religions are examined with reference to major official church documents published over the past half century. The meaning of dialogue and arguments put forward to support it, along with its risks and the efforts to harmonize it with Christian evangelization, are considered. Also, understandings of interreligious dialogue from the viewpoints of non-Christian religions are examined as well.

RS 524

Feminist Biblical Interpretation 3 cr.

Female subordination/male dominance, images of God, power and leadership in institutional religion, differences in the ways African Americans and white Americans read the Bible. Women in Israelite societies, in early Judaism, in the Jesus movement, and in Gnosticism. Major American and European feminist/womanist literary criticism.

RS 526

Gospel Studies 3 cr.

An examination of one of the canonical or non-canonical Gospels (its sources, composition, distinctive christological and theological emphasis, historical community context, contemporary relevance), or of a specific topic in Gospel research (parables, roots of Christian anti-Semitism, search for the historical Jesus, etc.) Attention is given to gender issues. See specific course description for the semester in which this course is offered.

RS 531

The Christian God (The Trinity) 3 cr.

A study of the experience of God as Father, Jesus and Spirit; New Testament formulations (as well as Jewish-scriptural background), Patristic development and Conciliar definitions. Medieval theological elaboration, contemporary reinterpretation and relevance.

RS 534

Theology of Death and Resurrection 3 cr.

An approach through literature and theology to the deepest of life's mysteries: the dying and rising of Jesus and of every human being. Biblical material as well as psychological and literary analogues to the experience of death and resurrection.

RS 537

Black Liberation Theologies 3 cr.

Investigation of some contemporary theologies in development by people of the African Diaspora, drawing on critical race theory, gender constructions, and social analysis, as direct responses to oppression.

RS 538

Latin American Liberation Theologies 3 cr.

Investigation of some contemporary theological constructions and principles in development by people in various Spanish-speaking countries, as responses to the sociocritical analysis of multiple oppressions.

RS 543

Ethics and Economic Theories 3 cr.

The underlying assumptions about human nature, community, and justice expressed in contemporary economic theories in light of religious, especially Christian, teaching in social ethics.

RS 547

Christian Social Thought 3 cr.

The positions of major Christian thinkers on the responsibilities of men and women toward each other, government, the legitimacy of dissent, issues of justice.

RS 548

Justice: Contemporary Issues and Theories 3 cr.

Contemporary problems of justice in the areas of economics, law, government and international relations in relation to philosophical and religious theories of justice.

RS 550

Religion and Psychology 3 cr.

Areas of intersection between religion and psychology, especially as interpreted by the psychodynamic and humanistic schools of thought. Faith development, conscience and superego, the notion of healthy human behavior, origin of the idea of God, quest for meaning, moral development.

RS 555

Poets, Mystics and God 3 cr.

God as revealed to the intuitive vision of great poets and mystics, chiefly of the English tradition. Works to read include: The Cloud of Unknowing, Eliotís Four Quartets, and the poetry of G.M. Hopkins and Dylan Thomas.

RS 557

Spiritual Autobiographies 3 cr.

A careful reading of some of the great religious autobiographies beginning with Augustineís Confessions and moving on to such 20th century giants as Gandhi and Dorothy Day, followed by an attempt to write oneís own spiritual history in order to understand Godís presence in oneís life more clearly.

RS 558

Theology of the Imagination 3 cr.

A study of the process of human creativity and of the ways in which the imagination functions in religious revelation, art and literature to disclose the divine.

RS 559

Violence, Nonviolence and Religion 3 cr.

Exploration of different relationships between religion and violence through the consideration of various theories about the origins and nature of violence. This course examines the various ways in which different religious faiths have both encouraged violence and condemned it, while proposing ways of ending the cycle of violence and enabling its victims to heal.

RS 560

Christian Love 3 cr.

Exploration of the traditional doctrines of love, agape, and caritas, and their related doctrines of grace and sin. Special attention paid to issues made by gender differences, and to recent attempts to reconstruct a model of Christian love in terms of care.

RS 561

Modern Roman Catholic Theology 3 cr.

Exploration of traditional and modern Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II. Focus on the theologies of Karl Rahner, Francis Fiorenza, David Tracy, and Elizabeth Johnson.

RS 562

Religion and Film 3 cr.

Introduction to the task of interpreting film theologically. Emphasis on the ways in which cinematographic techniques can convey religious meanings and perspectives.

RS 563

Religion, Health and Healing 3 cr.

Exploration and comparison of healing traditions in indigenous cultures with modern medical culture. Emphasis on shamanism, Jesus Christ as healer, Christian healers and their methods, and energy medicine.

RS 570

Sex, Race and Class: Christian Feminists/Womanist Ethics 3 cr.

An introduction to Christian feminist and womanist ethics. Topics may include the revisioning of love, justice, sexuality, and the common good.

RS 595

Directed Readings 3 cr.

Readings on a selected issue or problem. Permission of instructor required.

RS 596

Topics in Biblical Studies 3 cr.

Topics may include Apocalyptic Literature in The First and Second Testaments; Wisdom Literature in both Testaments; or the Passion and Resurrection Narratives.

RS 597

Topics in Theology 3 cr.

Topics may include Contemporary Christologies; Protestant Theology; Modern Christian Theologians; of the Theology of Karl Rahner.

RS 598

Topics in Ethics 3 cr.

Topics may include Ethics and Economic Theories; Contemporary Ethical Theories; of American Religious Social Thought.

RS 599

Masterís Thesis 6 cr.

Students should consult chairperson for format requirements.


Security Administration

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

SEC 401

Security Systems & Crime Prevention 3 cr.

An overview designed to provide the student with the history, organization, and administration of private security and crime prevention. Emphasis is placed on policy and decision making, personnel, budgeting, and integration to the business world. Crime prevention theories relating to environmental, situational, and natural methods of crime prevention are explored. The course is beneficial to security practitioners or criminal justice students aspiring to work in the areas of police crime prevention or community- based policing.

SEC 424

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design 3 cr.

The role of the physical environment in facilitating and hindering crime. Urban planning and architectural design to help minimize criminal activity. Foreseeability of crime based on neighborhood analysis.

SEC 456

Managing Aggressive Behavior 3 cr.

Anticipating, responding to, and preventing or controlling various forms of aggressive behavior in the workplace, the home, and everyday life. Appropriate responses are examined from law enforcement, human

services, and private security perspectives. This course includes a hands on component in which self-defense techniques are demonstrated.

SEC 490

Financial Aspects of Security 3 cr.

The effective use and preparation of accounting information in management. Financial statements, cost analysis and control, budgeting, performance measurement, and capital expenditure analysis.

SEC 495

Computer and Information Security 3 cr.

Overview of computer and information security in a competitive global environment. Course content includes discussions of economic espionages, financial frauds and computer crimes, protection of proprietary information (in all forms), disaster containment and recovery, the evolution of security countermeasures, and privacy and ethical issues. Computer programming knowledge is not required.


Graduate Courses

SEC 501

Legal Issues in Security 3 cr.

Criminal law, administrative law, and extra-legal contractual agreements that impact the American business scene. Further emphasis on laws of arrest, search and seizure, evidence, and tort liability as applied to private security.

SEC 502

Principles of Loss Prevention 3 cr.

An examination of security programming responding to commercial, retail, industrial, and governmental proprietary needs. Review of physical, personnel, and informational security. Techniques of the security audit.

SEC 503

Occupational Safety and Health 3 cr.

State and federal legislation that impact safety in the work place. Employersí rights and responsibilities. Various corporate programs.

SEC 504

Comparative Security 3 cr.

Security requirements in special areas. V.I.P. protection, hospital, airport, campus, and computer crime. Industrial sabotage, espionage, and ethics.

SEC 505

Interviewing Methods

(CJS 505) 3 cr.

Approaches to interviewing in human services with special attention to legal and practical issues in law enforcement, corrections, and security. Analysis of non-verbal behavior and techniques of assessing credibility.

SEC 506

Evaluation of Security Programming 3 cr.

Methods of determining foreseeability of security incidents and adequacy of security programming in light of this foreseeability. Negligence proofing and concepts of legal liability. Discussion of industry standards and practices.

SEC 598

Research Projects in Security 3 cr.

Research project in area of specialized interest. Restricted to students who have completed a major portion of their course work. By arrangement only.

SEC 599

Seminar in Security Issues 3 cr.

Review and analysis of current controversies in security including problems of terrorism, false alarms, and public police moonlighting in private security. Critique of Hallcrest Report and other pertinent research impacting on security and loss prevention.


Special Education

Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students

SED 474

Student Teaching in Special Education: Learning Disabilities 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.)

One semester, five full days, of teaching and related activities in a school setting for learning disabled students. Supervision by a school district teacher who is endorsed in Learning Disabilities and a University staff person who is in the field of special education. Anyone with teacher certification or working toward certification who does not possess a special education endorsement and is seeking a Learning Disabilities endorsement must complete this course.

SED 484

Student Teaching in Special Education: Emotionally Impaired/ Behaviorally Disordered 6 cr.

(Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.)

One semester, five full days, of teaching and related activities in a school setting for the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered. Supervision by a school district teacher who is endorsed in the Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered and a University staff person who is in the field of special education. Anyone with teacher certification or working toward certification who does not possess a Special Education endorsement and is seeking an Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered endorsement must complete this course.


Graduate Courses

SED 503

Independent Study 1-3 cr.

(Permission of instructor and dean required.)

Intensive, independent work on a problem of the studentís choice under the direction of his or her advisor.

SED 504

Practicum in Special Education: Learning Disabilities 4 cr.

(Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.)

Three hundred hours of clinical and/or field experience with learning disabled students. Supervision is provided by an on-site teacher who is endorsed in learning disabilities and a University staff person who is in the field of special education. Seminar accompanies the practicum to examine and clarify the experience. Taken by students who are obtaining a second endorsement in a special education area.

SED 512

Special Education in the Secondary Schools 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: SED 560, SED 581 or SED 571.)

The special education teacherís role within the secondary setting. Consultative skills are established and developed. Social skills, identity problems, role(s) in society, vocational skills, career aspirations, and self-esteem in regard to the impaired adolescent and to his/her appropriate inclusion in secondary programming and instruction are addressed. Specific assessment materials, prevocational, vocational, and transitional planning and programming are examined. Guidance procedures, classroom and curriculum management techniques, communication skills, and academic support programs are explored. Computer uses in secondary school special education are presented.

SED 539

Practicum in Inclusionary Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.)

Three hundred hours of clinical experience in an inclusionary classroom. Supervision by a special education and regular education University staff person and designated on-site school district personnel. Demonstration of specific planning, management, use of technology, collaborative experiences and specific methodology which enhances learning for all children within the inclusionary classroom. Seminar accompanies the practicum to examine and clarify the experience.

SED 557

Special Education Field Experience 3 cr.

One-half day per week for 16 weeks of observation experience in a classroom setting appropriate to endorsement (learning disabilities or emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered.) Opportunities for one-to one tutoring, planning and instruction with small groups, organizing and preparing materials, limited use of classroom management techniques, and experiences in self-evaluation. Supervision is provided by a school district teacher and a University staff person who are in the field of special education.

SED 560

Exceptional Persons 3 cr.

Introduction, overview, research, general background, nature, and characteristics of the following various special education classifications: the educable impaired, trainable impaired, emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered, physically and otherwise health impaired, learning disabled, visually impaired, hearing impaired, multiple impaired, traumatic brain injured, and gifted. Various growth and developmental patterns, learning styles, and the implication(s) of their impairment to their education, role(s) in society, psychological and social development, and productivity. Common-alities and differences between the various exceptionalities and the regular education student in regard to social, emotional, behavioral, intellectual, and physical growth and development are explored. The principles of the "least restrictive" environment are explored. Special education federal and state legislation is presented and discussed.

SED 563

Identification and Assessment in Special Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 571, or SED 581.)

Various diagnostic instruments used in the evaluation and measurement of learning disabilities, their administrative procedures, and their use for prescriptive and practical programming for students. The role of tests, testing, and the terminology, administration, and interpretation in the assessment of intellectual, educational, emotional, perceptual, aptitude, achievement, vocational, personality, and interest of the impaired are explored. Standardized norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced instruments, and informal testing procedures are examined. Referral guidelines, diagnosis, prescription, planning, and treatment. Simulation of the multidisciplinary process and the IEPC wherein the IEP is developed with the inclusion of appropriate educational program goals and dimensions from the evaluation process.

SED 567

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics and Language Arts to The Learning Disabled 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 571.)

Use of visual and manipulative materials for the instruction of mathematical concepts. Various approaches in language arts instruction (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are explored with approaches and methods for teaching reading emphasized. Metacognitive thinking skills and creative problem solving techniques are utilized. Computer software and usage in educating learning disabled students is presented.

SED 571

Learning Disabilities 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: SED 560.)

Neurological, language and behavioral problems, multidisciplinary thinking, general academic problems, and diagnostic problems are explored. Philosophical and etiological models, theories and research relating to the central nervous system, normal language acquisition, basic academic areas, and the sensory/ perceptual processing of information necessary for growth and development are examined. Theoretical and empirical models for remedial and compensatory procedures are reviewed. Federal and state special education legislation are addressed.

SED 576

Educating the Learning Disabled 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 571.)

Instructional systems, methodology, and materials useful in remediation of learning problems. Difficulties in basic academic areas and methods towards their achievement: reading, spelling, math, perception, information processing, and behavior. Focus on curriculum design, development, modification and adaptation, identification of appropriate methods and materials, helping strategies, and behavior management techniques. Available service delivery models, the role of instructional personnel, and consultative skills are explored. Computer uses are addressed. Meeting IEP goals through curricular, instructional, and management techniques.

SED 581

The Emotionally Impaired/ Behaviorally Disordered 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: SED 560.)

Psycho-educational characteristics, diagnostic categories, current programs, and treatment models. Theoretical considerations of disturbed behavior emphasizing various models are explored. Significant case studies and research in the field are presented and examined. Federal and state special education legislation are addressed.

SED 582

Educating Severely Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered and Autistic Students 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 581, SED 583.)

Communication skills in teaching language and/or communication to autistic and severely emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered children and adolescents. Alternative methods of communication. Activities, techniques, recreational, prevocational, vocational, transitional, behavior management and technology approaches are addressed.

SED 583

Educating the Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 581.)

Program and curriculum development methodologies, materials, techniques of management, problem solving, technology and interventions. Adaptation of curriculum for Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered students within the "least restrictive" environment with reading approaches and methods emphasized. Meeting IEP goals through appropriate curricular, instructional, and management techniques. Concerns (developmental, vocational, transitional, and behavioral) in curriculum and instructional planning.

SED 585

Educating Diverse and Special Populations in the Inclusionary Setting 3 cr.

(Prerequisites: SED 560, SED 571, SED 581, EDU 526.)

The effective development and implementation of IEPs and IFSPs in the inclusionary setting. Planning, assessment, and management techniques for intellectual, academic, affective, and social, individual, and group growth. Focuses on collaborative/consultative approaches. Methodological approaches including those which meet vocational and transitional needs of students. Effective use of technology, resources, and materials in the inclusionary setting.

SED 587

Seminar in Special Education 3 cr.

(Prerequisite: EDU 500.)

Research which correlates theory and practice in the field of special education. The masterís research paper is completed during the seminar.

SED 588

Practicum in Special Education: Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered 4 cr.

(Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the Program.)

Three hundred hours of clinical and/or field experience with emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered students. Supervision is provided by an on-site teacher who is endorsed in the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered and a University staff person who is in the field of special education. Seminar accompanies the practicum to examine and clarify the experience. Taken by students who are obtaining a second endorsement in special education.