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Catholic Studies Program

CAS 100. 1 cr.
Catholic Studies and the Self
This core experience is an interdisciplinary, team-led intensive weekend course that introduces students to the goals, methods, content areas of the program. Students will prepare a spiritual autobiography prior to the weekend and develop a compelling research question as a final project.

CAS 300. 3 cr.
Catholic Church History: Crystalling Moments
Important moments in Catholic Church history are explored: The Constantinian Settlement, Reform of the 11th century, the 18th century revolutions, and the Second Vatican Council.

 

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Chemical Engineering

CHE 326. 3-3-0
Process Analysis.
Co-requisite: CHM 341.
Application of basic principles of mathematics, physics, and chemistry to chemical engineering processes. General algorithms for calculating material and energy balances in chemical processes are introduced. Methods for incorporating basic stoichiometric and thermodynamic principles are stressed. Modern computational techniques used to solve complex problems are introduced.

CHE 338. 3-3-0
Process Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: CHE 326.
Energy and entropy considerations of industrial chemical processes are emphasized. PVT relations of real fluids are introduced. Properties of solution thermodynamics including fugacity and activity are described, and concepts relating to multiphase and multicomponent equilibrium are presented.

CHE 428. 3-3-0
Equilibrium Stage Operations
Prerequisite: CHE 326 and Co-requisite: CHE 338.
The principles of mass transfer and equilibrium stage operations are used for design and analysis of chemical engineering processes. Applications include distillation, liquid extraction, leaching, and gas absorption. Graphical and computational methods are applied to system design. Theory of diffusion, mass transfer correlations, and stage efficiencies are some of the concepts that are introduced.

CHE 432. 3-3-0
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Prerequisites: MTH 372 and Co-requisite CHE 338.
Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics applied to reactor design. Methods for developing mathematical descriptions of kinetic expressions are reviewed. Kinetics, thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat transfer are applied to the design of ideal reactors. Design of isothermal and adiabatic reactors is stressed. Methods for the characterization of fluid flow and models to estimate deviations from ideal flow are discussed. Analysis of heterogeneous, isothermal reactors is introduced.

CHE 437. 3-0-9
Process Application Laboratory
Prerequisites: CHE 338, CHE 428, CHE 432, and E 340.
Application of fundamental chemical engineering principles to a series of experiments with typical unit operations. Laboratory work emphasizes problems in momentum, heat and mass transport, and chemical kinetics. Assignments include the formulation of an experimental plan, operation of experimental equipment, collection of data and the preparation of an engineering report. Use of computer methods to collect data and to make statistical inferences from the data is emphasized.

CHE 438. 3-3-0
Advanced Modeling and Simulation
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
An introduction to quantitative treatment and modeling of physical phenomena in chemical engineering. A variety of solution techniques for the resulting equations are introduced. Numerical integration of differential equations and the use of statistical methods are emphasized.

CHE 452. 3-3-0
Introduction to Rubber Technology
Prerequisite: CHM 227.
An introduction to both rubber processing technology and rubber chemistry. Discussion of the development and use of rubber materials are emphasized. Chemical structure and formulation of rubber materials is discussed along with compounding, processing, vulcanization, and physical testing. The experimental portion of the course involves preparation and characterization of several different rubber materials.

CHE 460. 3-3-0
Process Control
Co-requisite: CHE 437.
An integrated design approach to a variety of significant industrial problems. The need for modeling of physical systems is discussed with a derivation and solution of the basic control equations. Classical stability analysis of feedback and open loop systems is discussed. Application of control to common chemical engineering systems, such as flow systems, heat exchanges, distillation columns and chemical reactors is emphasized.

CHE 463. 3-1-3
Advanced Polymer Engineering Laboratory
Prerequisite: CHM 227.
A practical introduction to polymer characterization methods that are relevant to polymer processing. Methods include FTIR, thermal methods such as DSC, TMA, TGA, and DMA, stress/strain, thermal conductivity, heat deflection temperature, impact testing, and rheological testing. These methods are evaluated on a variety of thermoplastic, thermoset, and elastomeric materials.

CHE 468. 3-1-6
Chemical Process Design I
Prerequisites: CHE 338, CHE 428, CHE 432 and E 340.
A treatment of the various engineering and management aspects of chemical process design, including economic evaluation, optimization, and safety. Student projects involve a detailed analysis and design solution for an engineering problem selected in consultation with the instructor. Students with special interests in environmental topics or polymer processing will have the opportunity to work on related problems.

CHE 470. 4-1-9
Chemical Process Design II
Prerequisite: CHE 468.
A continuation of CHE 468 with emphasis on an integrated plant design.

 

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Chemistry

During freshman orientation, preregistration, and registration periods, all beginning chemistry students, except those in the dental hygiene and nursing programs, are required to take a Chemistry Placement Test. On the basis of this test, the student is placed into the appropriate beginning Chemistry course. Explanation of course credits: (3-3-0) indicates 3 credit hours, 3 contact hours in class, and 0 contact hours in laboratory per week.

CHM 101. 3-4-0
Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Pre-requisite: MTH 101.
Content includes: Atomic structure, bonding, reactions, solutions, reaction dynamics, equilibrium and gases. This course is not designed for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering.

CHM 102. 3-4-0
Principle of Organic and Biochemistry
Prerequisite: CHM 101.
Content includes: Hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyls, organic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, hormones, vitamins, metabolism and body fluids. This course is not designed for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering.

CHM 103. 3-3-0
Chemistry in Society
This course is designed for the non-science major with no previous college-level science background. It includes an introduction to chemistry as well as several current chemical topics of significant societal concern.

CHM 105. 4-5-0
Introduction to General Chemistry
Designed as an introductory course to CHM 107 for those students whose high school training in chemistry and mathematics is deemed insufficient for unqualified admission to CHM 107. Chemical laws and theories; symbols, formulae and equations; the periodic classification; atomic and molecular masses; elementary concept of ionization; states of change; mole concept; stoichiometry.

CHM 107. 3-4-0
General Chemistry I
Prerequisite: Departmental recommendation and Co-requisites: MTH 140 or 141 and CHM 110.
Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, states of matter, selected properties of the elements, solutions, atomic and molecular structure.

CHM 108. 3-4-0
General Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHM 107.
Chemical thermodynamics and equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry and redox, nuclear reactions, solutions, and selected properties of the elements.

CHM 110. 1-1-3
Chemistry Laboratory I
Co-requisite: CHM 107.
Basic laboratory techniques are introduced including the qualitative analysis of the common inorganic cations and anions.

CHM 111. 2-1-6
Chemistry Laboratory II
Prerequisite: CHM 110 and Co-requisite: CHM 108.
Classical quantitative analysis via titrimetric, gravimetric and instrumental procedures.

CHM 224. 1-1-3
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Co-requisite: CHM 227.
Synthesis, characterization, and purification of organic compounds. Designed for students in chemical engineering programs.

CHM 227. 3-3-0
Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite: CHM 108.
The first semester of a two-semester general course covering the theoretical aspects as well as the practical application of organic chemistry. The structure and properties of organic compounds are the basis for understanding stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and the chemistry of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic compounds.

CHM 228. 2-1-6
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Prerequisite: CHM 111.
The more common laboratory techniques of organic and inorganic chemistry are illustrated with experiments involving the isolation, characterization and purification of compounds. Emphasis is placed on the concept of chemical reactions and the physical, chemical and spectroscopic tools available to the chemist.

CHM 229. 3-3-0
Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHM 227.
A continuation of CHM 227 into aromatic, electrocyclic and carbonyl chemistry, followed by a survey of carbohydrate, amino acid and some other natural product chemistry.

CHM 230. 2-1-6
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Prerequisite: CHM 228.
More comprehensive and sophisticated experiments in chemistry as a continuation of CHM 228.

CHM 298. 5-0-3
Introduction to Undergraduate Research*
Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore Chemistry or Biochemistry majors only, consent of Chemistry chairperson.
An introduction to the research laboratory involving a project carried out under the direction of a designated faculty member. This course may be taken a maximum of two times.

CHM 333. 1-0-3
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Prerequisite: CHM 228.
To be taken concurrently with or subsequently to CHM 341. Determinations of physicochemical properties and behavior of chemical compounds. Required of B.S. Biochemistry and B.A. Chemistry majors.

CHM 334. 1-0-3
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Prerequisite: CHM 333.
A continuation of CHM 333. Required of B.S. Biochemistry and B.A. Chemistry majors.

CHM 341. 3-3-0
Chemical Thermodynamics and Applications
Prerequisite: One year of General Physics and MTH 142.
The theory and application of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to chemical systems.

CHM 342. 3-3-0
Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHM 341.
The theory and application of chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics to chemical systems.

CHM 343. 2-0-6
Physical Chemistry Laboratory A
Prerequisite: CHM 230.
Determinations of physicochemical properties and behavior of chemical compounds, with emphasis on instrumentation. Required of B.S. Chemistry majors.

CHM 344. 2-0-6
Physical Chemistry Laboratory B
Prerequisite: CHM 343.
A continuation of CHM 343. Required of B.S. Chemistry majors.

CHM 387. 3-3-0
Quantitative Analysis
Prerequisites: CHM 108 and CHM 111.
Analytical applications of multi-step equilibria, electrochemistry and modern chemical separation techniques.

CHM 401. 4-4-0
Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHM 342.
A survey of main group and transition metalchemistry, with connections to organometallic, coordination, and bioinorganic chemistry. Also, a focus on cluster and cage compounds, with their connections to group theory, bioinorganic systems, and catalysis.

CHM 420. 3-3-0
Introduction to Polymer Engineering and Science I*
Prerequisites: CHM 229 and CHM 342.
An introductory overview of terminology, synthesis, properties and fabrication of polymers.

CHM 425. 3-3-0
Polymer Surface Coatings I*
Prerequisite: CHM 420.
Relates the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of polymers with their functions as protective coatings. Comparisons are made between coatings made with various alkyds and varnishes. The effects of solvents (and mixtures of solvents), fillers, wetting and flatting agents are related to the special requirements of coatings. The equipment required for the preparation and applications of coatings is discussed, as well as the necessary evaluation tests and the significance of these tests.

CHM 429. 3-3-0
Industrial Chemistry and its Relation to Societal Issues*+
Prerequisite: CHM 229.
A survey of the chemical and allied products, industries, size, economic importance, and practices. Sources, interdependence, uses and hazards of industrially important compounds. Discussion of environmental problems, risk-benefit analysis, long-term changes needed in energy use, raw materials and waste disposal.

CHM 470. 3-3-0
Basic Biochemistry
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 oxidative phosphorylation. Physiological applications of biochemistry will be stressed. Designed for students in special programs in the Health Sciences.

CHM 471. 3-3-0
Biochemistry I*
Prerequisite: CHM 229.
The chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are discussed in relation to cellular structure, with special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics. Designed for students in Pre-med or Pre-dental Programs.

CHM 472. 3-3-0
Biochemistry II*
Prerequisite: CHM 471 or equivalent.
Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, porphyrin, and nucleic acids are discussed. Bioenergetics in terms of cellular utilization and conservation of energy are also studied. Metabolic controls are stressed in terms of genetic and enzymatic mechanisms. Designed for students in Pre-med or Pre-dental Programs.

CHM 473. 2-0-6
Biochemistry Laboratory*
Isolation, purification and characterization of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins from natural sources. Techniques of spectroscopy, column, and thin-layer chromatography are used. Enzyme kinetics using isolated enzymes are also studied. Designed to supplement CHM 471 and 472.

CHM 474. 3-3-0
Recent Advances in Biochemistry Related to Societal Issues* +
Prerequisites: CHM 471 and CHM 472.
Discussion with student participation. An advanced treatment of current research in biochemistry. Topics, such as receptors, hormones, neurobiochemistry, recombinant DNA, and biochemistry of disease, are selected from the current literature and will vary yearly. Emphasis is placed on proper interpretation of the literature and the significance of the discoveries to the improvement of life.

CHM 481. 3-3-0
Instrumental Analysis
Prerequisites: CHM 342, CHM 387.
Theory and use of instruments as applied to physicochemical and analytical measurements.

CHM 482. 2-0-6
Instrumental Analysis Lab
Prerequisite: CHM 481 or equivalent.
Laboratory procedures on solving problems in correlation with the theories developed in CHM 481.

CHM 498. 1-3 cr.
Undergraduate Research.*
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
An extensive project in research carried out under the guidance of a designated faculty member. This course is usually taken for two consecutive terms. The laboratory results must be submitted in an approved technical report at the end of each term. A maximum of six credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

*Electives for Chemistry Majors.
+This course meets the core curriculum requirement for Objective 6-senior seminars.

 

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

CE 340. 3-1-3
Engineering Surveys
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Theory of plane surveying, care and use of surveying instruments. Distance measurements; bearing calculations; differential and profile leveling; angular measurements; stadia, simple curves; area and traverse computations; field practice.

CE 342. 4-4-0
Structural Theory
Co-requisite: E 326, Prerequisite: E 312.
Stresses in truss members (including 3-dimensional trusses). Shear and bending movement in beams and frames; deflections; influence lines; analysis of statically indeterminate structures; introduction to matrix analysis of structure.

CE 345. 3-2-3
Construction Materials
Prerequisite: E 326.
Physical and mechanical, properties of concrete and asphalt. Manufacturing and quality control of concrete, concrete mix and asphalt mix design.

CE 348. 3-3-0
Soil Mechanics
Prerequisite: E 326.
Origin of soils, composition, soil characteristics and soil classification. Principles of effective stress; permeability and seepage. Shear strength of soils. Introduction to consolidation theory, compaction.

CE 349. 1-0-3
Soil Mechanics Lab
Laboratory to accompany CE 348.

CE 352. 3-3-0
Transportation Engineering
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Historical development of road transportation, design of roadways related engineering studies, level of service, economic evaluation and safety.

CE 440. 3-3-0
Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites: E 313, CE 342.
Formulation of equations of motion, response to impulse, periodic and general dynamic loadings, structural property matrices, orthogonal conditions, response to earthquakes, introduction to non-linear and stochastic analysis of earthquake response.

CE 450. 3-3-0
Water and Waste-Water Engineering
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. 1-0-3
Water and Waste-Water Engineering Lab
Laboratory to accompany CE 450.

CE 453. 3-3-0
Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology
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 458. 3-3-0
Design of Concrete Structures
Prerequisite: CE 342.
Structural proportioning of reinforced concrete; ultimate strength design methods; transformed area; design of reinforced concrete rectangular and T-beams, slabs, columns and footings.

CE 460. 3-3-0
Design of Steel Structures
Prerequisite: CE 342.
Behavior and design of structural steel elements. Design of tension, compression and flexural members. Connections.

CE 466 3-3-0
Bridge Design
Prerequisite: CE 460 and CE 458.
Use of ASSHTO Design Codes, Design Techniques for Beam, Curbed, Box Girder, Segmental, Cable-Stayed, and Suspension Bridge. Consideration of Deck Systems.

CE 474. 3-3-0
Advanced Steel Design
Prerequisite: CE 460.
Brief review of AISC Code. Fatigue. Design of built-up members including straight and curved beams. Torsion. Box girders. Composite construction and other topics of interest.

CE 476. 3-3-0
Advanced Concrete Design
Prerequisite: CE 458.
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. Slender columns.

CE 478. 3-3-0
Foundation Engineering
Prerequisite: CE 348.
Soil mechanics fundamentals, site investigations, consolidation settlement and stress distribution in soil masses, lateral earth pressures, bearing capacity of shallow foundations. Caissons and Piles. Slope stability analysis. Design case histories.

CE 480. 3-3-0
Design of Earth Retention
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 wall; reinforced earth wall, braced open cuts; anchored bulk heads, coffer dams; prediction of ground movement and damage to existing structures; case histories dealing with actual projects.

CE 482. 3-3-0
CE Senior Design Project
Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Supervised design projects applying the fundamentals of engineering science and the concepts of planning and systems analysis in the design of practical engineering works. The scope includes needs analysis, formulation of the design problem statement and evaluative criteria; analysis of alternative solutions and the generation of specifications. Economic, social, environmental, aesthetic and safety constraints are considered. Practicing professional engineers are invited to serve as consultants. Written and oral reports are required.

CE 483 3-3-0
Hazardous Waste
Methods used for disposal or detoxification of hazardous wastes, including landfill, thermal, chemical and biological processes.

CE 484. 3-3-0
Environmental Chemistry and Design
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Principles of environmental chemistry, including acid/base chemistry and behavior of organic and inorganic chemicals in water, soil and air.

CE 486. 3-3-0
Environmental Microbiology and Design
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Principles of environmental microbiology, including classification of microorganisms, microbial ecology, and use of microorganisms in engineered and natural treatment systems.

CE 488 3-3-0
Solid Waste
Engineering and design of methods for collection and disposal of solid wastes in urban communities and related effects of such processes on the environment.

 

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Communication Studies

CST 101. 3 cr.
Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamental understanding of the process of oral communication with an emphasis on receiver behavior. Concentrates on basic oral communication competencies: idea phrasing, organization and support of ideas, audience analysis and adaptation, confidence, delivery skills, and speech preparation procedures.

CST 102. 3 cr.
Voice and Diction
(Formerly CST 213.) Examination of the general principles of good voice production and quality as well as standards and principles of pronunciation, articulation and enunciation. The course is intended to improve students’ voice qualities, and address diction related to standard American speech.

CST 111. 3 cr.
Mass Communication
Understanding the information, entertainment, persuasion and social cohesion functions of mass media and the media’s effect on society and individuals. Includes an overview of the technologies, including the impact of the internet, involved in the primary mass media industries: newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, motion pictures and the recording industry.

CST 112. 3 cr.
Visual Communication
Introduction to basic concepts of visual literacy: the elements of effective visual images and image sequences. Draws from film, video, photography, and graphic arts for its raw materials. Most of the course is oriented toward the appreciative consumption of visual materials rather than their production.

CST 200. 3 cr.
Mass Media Criticism
An introduction to the application of a variety of critical theories or perspectives to analyze and evaluate the quality of mass media productions and performances. Attention is paid to film, television broadcasts, magazine features, website design and similar "end-products" of mass communication activity.

CST 201. 3 cr.
Research Methods
This course introduces students to the methods by which social science research relevant to mass media and other forms of communication is conducted. Students will learn the norms and rationale underlying the research process, gain familiarity with related ethical issues, acquire the ability to systematically gather, organize and rigorously evaluate socially generated data.

CST 202. 3 cr.
Electronic Media Performance
Prerequisite: CST 102.
Development of speaking and reading styles appropriate to electronic media, including microphone techniques and basic on-camera skills for video presentation. A basic knowledge of audio and video production skills is helpful, but not necessary. Students may be required to write their own copy for some exercises.

CST 203. 3 cr.
News Writing
Prerequisite: ENL 131.
Introduction to writing for newspapers. Students learn journalistic skills, style and technique, writing extensively in and out of class while on deadline. Focus is on reporting factually, conducting interviews, creating compelling leads, organizing stories and mastering Associated Press style. Students are encouraged to publish stories in campus and professional publications.

CST 204. 3 cr.
Interpersonal Communication
Examination of the theories, research and evidence bearing on various topics, including friendships, conflict, love, and relational development. The active learning approach is used.

CST 205. 3 cr., repeatable to 6
Intermediate News Writing
Prerequisite: CST 203
Building on skills learned in CST 203, this course stresses real-world, on-the-street reporting and news writing, with emphasis on public affairs and grassroots, civic journalism. Students are required to cover off-campus events, outside of class sessions, and to contribute regularly to university publications.

CST 209. 3 cr.
Persuasion
Prerequisite: CST 101.
A public speaking course involving examination of the major logical, psychological, sociological and cultural variables which underlie persuasion in contemporary society. The course focuses on the student as a creator and consumer of messages. Students study theories of persuasion and their application to messages designed to alter attitudes or behaviors relative to matters of economic, political and social significance.

CST 210. 3 cr.
Video Production
Exploration of both analog and digital tools (cameras, lights, video-recorders, related audio/video manipulation equipment) and techniques of video production in both controlled and location environments. Students learn production skills in the context of live and pre-produced video programs. On-camera skills are not required.

CST 211. 3 cr.
Audio Production
Exploration of the tools within digital/analog platforms (digital recorders, microphones, mixers, and related processing and editing equipment) and techniques of audio production. Focus is placed on understanding the role of audio production in the contemporary radio station. Students learn and use both production and performance skills, although the emphasis is on the former..

CST 215. 3 cr.
Media Literacy Workshop
Projects and experiments in areas of visual language and communication. Activities include traditional analog, computer-related and multimedia methods of image creation and manipulation.

CST 220. 3 cr.
Photography
Introduction to the tools, techniques and theories of analog and digital photography through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises. Students must provide their own conventional 35 mm cameras or APS. Digital equipment will be provided by the department.

CST 221. 3 cr.
News Editing
Prerequisite: CST 203.
Study and practice of skills needed to be a successful editor. Students learn to edit copy, troubleshoot stories, correct improper grammar, create headlines and coach writers toward excellence.

CST 223. 3 cr.
Electronic Media Writing
Prerequisite: CST 112
Writing skills for broadcasting, advertising and public relations, emphasizing script formats and writing styles for commercials, editorials, news, continuity, documentaries, and dramatic material in lectures and laboratory sessions.

CST 231. 3 cr.
Design and Layout
Introduction to publication design and layout, focusing on newspapers, but also dealing with magazines, newsletters and the Internet. Students explore the principles of design, learn the basics of Quark, are introduced to PhotoShop and create projects that demonstrate their skills.

CST 240. 3 cr.
Principles of Public Relations
Introduction to public relations which includes the evolution, need, environments, and basic practices of public relations. Exposes students to PR writing assignments. The first of a group of public relations courses and a useful elective for those who wish to gain an acquaintance with PR.

CST 241. 3 cr.
Principles of Advertising
Overview of market research, media selection, and creative processes involved in advertising. Emphasizes product advertising with description and analysis of a complete advertising campaign. It also analyzes the social impact and role of the advertising industry in business and society.

CST 250. 3 cr.
Film Art
An introduction to the study of the aesthetics of film through the examination of the fundamental production and design aspects of cinema as an art form. The elements of auteur theory, cinematography, color, editing, lighting, mise-en-scené, sound, and time/space are investigated in a variety of film categories.

CST 300. 3 cr.
Mass Media Ethics
A study of criticisms of the communication media as perceived by society, and analysis, using a case-study approach, of real-life ethical dilemmas facing professional communicators.

CST 301. 3 cr.
Communication Law
Examination of conflicts and issues in communications that have been or can be resolved by law. Includes an overview of the Constitution, statutory law, bureaucratic regulation and court precedents that affect print and electronic media.

CST 304. 3 cr.
Small Group Communication
Examination of variables related to communication in small problem-solving groups: task, group composition, group climate, role structure, leadership, norms and group development. Both task and interpersonal aspects of group communication are studied. Experiential activities in group problem-solving provides data for examining group process.

CST 305. 3 cr.
Theories of Listening Behavior
Study of listening behavior from three perspectives: (a) listening behavior and its regulations related to mass media. Emphasis is on situations in which two or more role in the communication process; (b) major social and psychological processes involved in the selection and cognition of aurally received data; and (c) remedial measures for both speaker and auditor.

CST 306. 3 cr.
Political Campaign Communication
Develops a theory of persuasive campaigns and applies that theory to the communicative elements of current political campaigns. The course focuses on strategic targeting of audiences (decisions, theme development), media mix dealing with special interest groups, etc. This course is usually offered only during national election years.

CST 307. 3 cr.
Organizational Communication
Examination of current theory and research on communication-based problems of organizations; upward, downward, and horizontal communication; communication breakdown; problems of communication patterns in human relations.

CST 308. 3 cr.
Electronic Media Management
Prerequisite: CST 111.
Consideration of the non-production aspects of radio and television programming. Traces the development of program ideas from conceptualization through audience research, program proposals, budgeting, the selection of pilot segments or programs, pre- and post-production evaluation. A second segment of the course deals with program utilization, including the concepts of broadcast scheduling and non-broadcast utilizations.

CST 310. 3 cr.
Audio Production-Direction
Prerequisite: CST 211 or permission of instructor
Exploration of audio production and performance skills to prepare a wide variety of radio program materials at a professional level of sophistication. Special emphasis is placed on digital multi-track production and real-world election coverage. Materials produced in this course may be distributed on the University of Detroit Mercy Radio Network or via the Internet.

CST 311. 3 cr.
Single Camera Video Production
Exploration of single-camera video and film production techniques using portable video equipment and computer or videotape based editing systems. Much of the raw video is acquired outside of a controlled environment. Applications of this style include commercials, documentary, drama, education, experimental, and news/public affairs.

CST 312. 3 cr.
Multi-Camera Video Production-Direction
Prerequisite: CST 210 or permission of instructor.
A laboratory course in the uses of video studio and portable equipment to produce traditional and experimental program types. Course emphasizes organization, preparation, production and post-production aspects from script to final product.

CST 314. 3 cr.
Intercultural Communication
Using theoretical models, this course provides a comparative study of how sociocultural characteristics affect communication between and within cultures. Students will gain: a scholarly and reasoned view of the beliefs, values, attitudes, and social orientations of other cultures; an enhanced tolerance and appreciation for diversity; and specific communication skills designed to reduce uncertainty when communicating in perceived conditions of difference.

CST 316. 3 cr.
Rhetorical Criticism
Students identify rhetorical artifacts, including speeches, films, songs, etc., and methods for analyzing them, including neo-Aristotelian, feminist, and metaphoric. Students are expected to write, as a term paper, their own rhetorical analysis.

CST 317. 3 cr.
Argumentation
Examination of the elements of logical inquiry and practice in the skills of logical advocacy. This course emphasizes analytical skills, the nature and testing of evidence, the organization of argument, and refutation skills. Exercises in oral argument are included.

CST 324. 3 cr.
Feature Writing
Prerequisite: CST 203 or permission of instructor.
Intensive practice and study of feature writing techniques. Students write newspaper and magazine features while studying literary journalism, creative non-fiction and column writing. Helps students explore freelancing opportunities outside the classroom.

CST 340. 3 cr.
Public Relations Writing
Prerequisite: CST 240.
Emphasis is upon developing and adapting writing skills in public relations media such as news releases, brochures and newsletters.

CST 344. 1-3 cr. Repeatable to 6
Electronic Media Practicum
Prerequisite: Departmental permission form.
Credit for staff-level activity on Communication Studies Department television production activities. Contact the department for credit hour guidelines.

CST 345. 1-3 cr. Repeatable to 6
Journalism Practicum
Prerequisite: Departmental permission form.
Credit for staff-level activity on the campus newspaper or magazine. Contact the department for credit hour guidelines.

CST 350 3 cr.
Topics in Film
Examination of a variety of film categories such as documentary, foreign works, and women and film. Cinematic areas of study rotate on a yearly basis.

CST 365. 1-3 cr.
Public Relations Practicum
Prerequisite: Departmental permission form.
Credit for staff-level activity in public relations projects on and off campus. Contact the department for credit hour guidelines.

CST 401. 3 cr.
Public Opinion
Examination of the principles of attitude and opinion, their development and change, survey design, field work and analysis related to public opinion measurement.

CST 402. 3 cr.
Audience Analysis
Prerequisite: CST senior.
Considers the elements and role of audience in various communication situations, drawing on the receiver orientation common to all areas of communication studies. This senior capstone seminar emphasizes familiarity with academic and professional publications, and the ability to synthesize, integrate and analyze audience related issues and research. A term paper is required.

CST 403. 3 cr.
Communication Seminar
Topical seminars taught by full-time faculty. Prerequisites depend upon the topical focus of the seminar in any given semester.

CST 404. 3 cr.
Professional Seminar
Topical seminars taught by media professionals from the metropolitan Detroit area. Prerequisites depend upon the topic focus of the seminar in any given semester.

CST 405. 3 cr.
Professional Seminar: Electronic Media
Topical seminars taught by media professionals from the metropolitan Detroit area. Prerequisites depend upon the topic focus of the seminar in any given semester.

CST 406. 3 cr.
Professional Seminar: Journalism
Topical seminars taught by media professionals from the metropolitan Detroit area. Prerequisites depend upon the topic focus of the seminar in any given semester.

CST 407. 3 cr.
Professional Seminar: Public Relations/Advertising
Topical seminars taught by media professionals from the metropolitan Detroit area. Prerequisites depend upon the topic focus of the seminar in any given semester.

CST 433. 1-3 cr.
Communication Projects
Prerequisite: Departmental permission form.
Individually directed projects in Communication Studies.

CST 440. 3 cr.
Public Relations Programs
Prerequisite: CST 240.
Application of public relations theory and techniques to the development of a fully-designed public relations program.

CST 441. 3 cr.
Advertising Campaigns
Prerequisite: CST 241.
(Formerly CST 341.) Examination of the nature and objectives of different types of advertising campaigns with emphasis on message preparation. Students learn how to write advertising copy for different uses as well as for a variety of media. Stress is placed on understanding the application of a variety of advertising copywriting techniques.

CST 480. 1-3 cr. Repeatable to 6
Communication Internship
Prerequisite: Advanced placement and departmental permission form.
Supervised in the field by advanced communication students. Arrangements should be made with the departmental internship director at least one semester in advance of the desired internship registration.

CST 495. 1-3 cr.
Communication Readings
Prerequisite: Departmental Permission Form.
Individually directed readings in communication studies.

CST 499. 3 cr.
Capstone Seminar
Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Students are expected to synthesize issues and research from concepts, theories and skills to which they have been exposed. A term paper is required

 

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Computer and Information Systems

(For Computer Science, see Mathematics and Computer Science under the College of Engineering and Science.)

CIS 100. 3 cr.
Introduction to Computers
Meets University Core Curriculum requirement. Introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. The course also presents end-user computing in the form of hands-on experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, database management and e-mail software.

CIS 102. 3 cr.
Personal Productivity Tools
An advanced set of commercial applications for the end user who has mastered the basic set presented in CIS 100. The set includes presentation graphics and desktop publishing, use of the Internet as a research tool, information retrieval, newsgroups and ftp (may substitute for CIS 100 for students with sufficient prior background).

CIS 103 3 cr.
Web Productivity Tools
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or Computer literacy equivalent
An advanced set of commercial applications for Web Designers to design web products. Methods, principles, and tools for web development using web productivity tools for the Internet. Topics include designing web pages using HTML and the latest authoring tools. The intention of this course is to produce the skills necessary to become a web designer.

CIS 104. 3 cr.
Introduction to Programming
Elements of programming, logic design, control structures, syntax and algorithms and coding in a standard language (C++) are studied along with methods for design, testing and debugging. The course covers Introduction to Computing I, in compliance with the ACM/IEEE-CS recommendations for Computing Curricula 1991 (may be substituted with CSC 171).

CIS 115. 3 cr.
Visual Basic
Allows students to master the fundamentals of programming using Visual Basic. Presents the full set of Visual Basic tools and examines their application for program development within the Windows graphical user environment.

CIS 220. 3 cr.
Programming for the Internet
Prerequisite: CIS 103 and CIS 104 or CIS 115.
Methods, principles and tools for programming, web design and advanced use of the Internet. Includes HTML, Java and VB scripting, XML and CGI. The intention of this course is to produce the programming and design skills necessary for web development.

CIS 281. 3 cr.
Data Communications
Prerequisite CIS 115.
Course emphasizes the principles of distributed design and development of data communications systems for business. Focus is on understanding the technology and commonly accepted standards, protocols and topologies. Emphasizes LAN, fundamentals of client-server and Internet systems and environments and network administrators.

CIS 297. 3 cr.
Intro to Software Engineering–Systems Analysis
Prerequisite CIS 115.
Focuses on fundamental systems analysis and design methods and techniques as they apply to design and implementation of complex systems. Areas covered include specification, design, test and installation as well as planning of the enterprise (information system infrastructure.) It embodies a survey of the methods and techniques that underlie effective software development, testing and project management including hands-on use of common CASE and other software productivity tools.

CIS 299. 3 cr.
Algorithms and Data Structures using 00 Programming
Prerequisite: CIS 220.
Course is a comprehensive review of the fundamental algorithms and data structures (focused on lists and trees), presented using contemporary 0-0 languages C++/Java. Design of algorithms is based on abstract data type specification and the analysis of complexity in 0-notation (may be substituted with CSC 443).

CIS 335. 3 cr.
Interface Design
Prerequisite: CIS 115 or 104.
Balance between theory, standards and practices related to Human-Computer Interfaces. Focus is on Windows Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) specification, design and usability testing. Role of conceptual models and ergonomic factors are investigated. Focuses on specific design issues and techniques as they apply to interface design and implementation. Areas covered include user interface design as well as module and system interfaces, standardization of interfaces and user manuals. Both process and examples of designs are covered as well as actual evaluation of contemporary software packages. Web based front ends are given special attention as well.

CIS 352. 3 cr.
Software Maintenance Management Using COBOL
Prerequisite: CIS 115 or CIS 104.
Presents an integrated set of activities involved in software maintenance including preparation of maintenance plans, software understanding and description and the COBOL language. The student masters re-engineering of legacy systems using object orientation along with understanding the syntax, control flow, programming and use of the COBOL language.

CIS 382. 3 cr.
Database Design
Prerequisite CIS 115 or 104.
Course emphasis is on logical and physical database design, conceptual data modeling using IDEF1x and Database implementation using SQL. Software includes Erwin and Oracle, the Relational model. The Standard Query Language (SQL) is given particular consideration. Extensive practice with SQL is required and as a result of proficiency in SQL query writing is expected. MS Access and Oracle may be used concurrently.

CIS 387. 3 cr.
Database Programming
Prerequisite CIS 382.
Course emphasis is on programming applications in a database environment. Software includes Oracle SQL Plus, PL/SQL, Developer 2000 (Forms and Reports). Designing Web enabled databases is expected as well as advanced MS Access programming and coupling Access databases with the VB.

CIS 390. 3 cr.
Information and Society
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Explores the role of the information professional in today’s society. Topics include roles, values and norms, information use protection and security. Legal and ethical concerns.

CIS 395. 3 cr.
System and Software Architecture
Prerequisites: CIS 297 and 382 or Senior Standing.
Course covers standards, methods, models, tools and languages for high level design of systems and software. Domain Engineering and High Level Reuse planning for product families is emphasized together with architectural descriptions and standardized architectures. Software Architecture work is presented in the context of Systems Engineering and illustrated with numerous examples of Software Architecture artifacts. Design studio- Clinic and high-level design review mock-ups on the professional material are used in the course delivery.

CIS 402. 3 cr.
Ada
Prerequisite: CIS 352.
Advanced study in software programming concepts using Ada. Logic, control structures, syntax and algorithms are studied in the context of methods for specification, design, testing and debugging of programs.

CIS 460 3 cr.
Technologies for Electronic Commerce
Prerequisite: CIS 281 and CIS 297 or instructor approval.
Real world applications and cases are studied to introduce concepts related to the analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of electronic commerce systems. Specific emphasis is placed on the integration of electronic commerce technology into existing information systems.

CIS 480. 3 cr.
Software Engineering
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Presents the principles and practices of software engineering in detail as represented by Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Focuses on the total software process: specifications, requirements, and abstract system models (design), SQA, standards, documentation and management of a software process.

CIS 482. 3 cr.
Developing a Personal Software Process
Prerequisite: CIS 401 and 480.
Explores the personal process and competencies necessary to function in a small team setting. The seven Key Process Areas (KPAs) covered are 1. Coding Standards, 2. Size Measurement, 3. Test Reporting, 4. Size Estimating, 5. Task and Schedule Planning, 6. Code and Design Reviews, 7. Design Templates. Examples of projects will be implemented in C++.

CIS 486. 3 cr.
Software Testing
Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Focus is on standards, methods, tools and hands-on experience in Unit, Integration and SystemTesting as well as on User’s Acceptance Testing/Evaluation of ‘commercial’ software packages. Regression testing, test oracles, scripting languages, statistical and object-oriented testing may also be covered. Test case design and use of supporting tools are demonstrated on real world examples for practice. Test process management as well as planning, designing, reporting and evaluating tests are to be covered as well.

CIS 489. 3 cr.
International Seminar in Computing
Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
An intensive course in the cross cultural, comparative aspects of computing which is presented at an international venue. It examines the cultural and language differences that might impact software development in that culture. It is based on the comparison of Standards applicable within the target nation’s software industry.

 

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Computer Science

CSC 171. 3 cr.
Introduction to Computer Science I
Co-requisite: MTH 141 or permission of instructor.
Overview of Computer Organization, Algorithm Design, Introduction to Programming in C++, Input/Output Statements, Arithmetic Expressions, Assignment Statements, Logical Expressions, Conditional Statements, Control Statements, Functions and Function Calls, Math Library, I/O Library, Character Library, Introduction to Arrays and Pointers, Program Testing and Debugging.

CSC 172. 3 cr.
Introduction to Computer Science II
Prerequisite: CSC 171.
Built-In and User-Defined Data Types, Arrays, Lists, Strings, Arrays, Records, Classes and Data Abstraction, C++ Object-Oriented Software Developments, Inheritance, Composition, Dynamic Binding and Virtual Functions, Pointers, Dynamic Data, Reference Data Types, Recursion.

CSC 271. 3 cr.
Assembly Language
Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 171 with permission of instructor.
Basic PC Architecture, Computer Number Systems and Codes, Basic Components of Assembly Language, Assemblers, Directives, Linking and Executing Programs, Addressing Techniques, Symbolic Instructions, Writing .COM Programs, Logic and Control, Processing String Data, Processing Binary Data, Processing ASCII and BCD Data, Defining and Processing Tables, Macros.

CSC 341. 3 cr.
Computer Graphics
Prerequisite: CSC172 or Equivalent, and MTH 241.
Graphics Systems Software, Graphics Systems Hardware, Object Transformation, Viewing Transformation, Rotation, Translation, Scaling, Compositions of Transformations, Line Clipping, Polygon Clipping, Graphics Data Structures, Animation Techniques, Shading, Curves Representations, Surface Representations, Texture, Image Manipulation.

CSC 413. 3 cr.
Java
Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441.
Java applications, Java Applets, control structures, methods, arrays, strings and characters, object-oriented programming, graphics and Java 2D, basic graphical user interface components, exception handling, files and streams, and Java utilities.

CSC 417. 3 cr.
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. 3 cr.
Object-Oriented Programming
Prerequisite: A year of computer programming in any programming language.
This course is designed to introduce object-oriented programming to students who have had a background in traditional, procedural programming. Topics include: Object-oriented Programming Techniques, Encapsulation, Constructors, Destructors, Overloading, Single and Multiple Inheritance, Polymorphism, Composition, Templates, Iterators, Member Function Access, Data Hiding. The implementation language will be C++. The course begins with a description of that part of C++ that is simply part of C (called the kernel language) and then present objects and their implementation in C++.

CSC 442. 3 cr.
Comparative Programming Languages
Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441.
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. 3 cr.
Data Structures
Prerequisite: CSC 172, CSC 441, or equivalent.
Review of Object Oriented Principles, Standard Data Structures, Big-O Notation, NP Completeness, Stacks, Queues, Generic Data Types, Dynamic Memory, Recursion, Linked Lists, Circular Lists, Doubly Linked Lists, Trees, Binary Search Trees Heaps, Graphs, Sorting Algorithms, Searching Algorithms, Object-Oriented Language Implementation of Data Structures and Algorithms.

CSC 445. 3 cr.
Numerical Analysis
Prerequisites: CSC 172 or CSC 441. Recommended: MTH 372 and 402.
Iterative methods; equations in one variable; polynomial approximations; numerical integration and differentiation; polynomial approximation of functions; numerical methods in matrix algebra; least squares method; numerical methods in differential equations, including initial value problems; computer projects.

CSC 449. 3 cr.
Operating Systems
Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441.
Review of batch processing systems, including: their components, operating characteristics, user service 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. 3 cr.
Advanced Java
Prerequisite: CSC 413.
Advanced graphical user interfaces, multithreading, Java Beans, Java Networking, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), Java Servlets, Java Security, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Java Native Interface (JNI), Java 2 Micro Edition, Java programming with COBRA.

CSC 454. 3 cr.
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. 3 cr.
Introduction to Data Mining
Prerequisite: CSC 172 and CIS 382.
Introduction to data warehousing, data preparation for Data Mining, classification, association, clustering, prediction, Data Mining applications, Data Mining projects.

CSC 463. 3 cr.
Introduction to Formal Languages
Prerequisite: CSC 172 and CSC 443.
Introduction to computation theory, finite automata, regular languages and grammars, context free languages, pushdown automata, Turing machines, unrestricted grammars, recursive languages.

CSC 464 3 cr.
Prerequisite: CSC 172 and CSC 445.
Overview of parallel hardware and software, parallel programming tools, parallel numerical integration example, collective communication, grouping data for communication, dealing with I/O, debugging parallel programs, design and coding of parallel programs, performance, advanced point-to-point communication, parallel algorithms.

CSC 465. 3 cr.
Win32 Programming
Prerequisite: CSC 172 or CSC 441.
Development of Graphical User Interface Windows applications, using class Libraries and Applications Frameworks.

CSC 466 3 cr.
Embedded Systems Programming
Prerequisite: CSC 172 and CSC 271.
Embedded systems technology, embedded system example, compiling, linking, locating, downloading, debugging, hardware requirements, memory, peripherals, operating systems, code optimization.

CSC 467 3 cr.
Distributed Computation
Prerequisite: CSC 172 and CSC 443.
Theory of Distributed Computing, basic algorithms for message passing systems, leader election in rings, mutual exclusion in shared memory, fault-tolerant consensus, causality and time, formal models for simulations, broadcast and multicast, distributed shared memory, fault-tolerant clock synchronization.

CSC 469.
Seminar in Computer Science
Students prepare and present paper(s) related to their primary area of interest, with approval of the instructor. This course should be taken by computer science majors in their final year of study.

CSC 490. 3 cr.
Special Topics
Covers some topic of current interest in Computer Science. Topics vary from semester to semester.

 

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Cooperative Education and Career Center

CEC 300/500. 1 cr.
Cooperative Education Preparation 300
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
Prerequisite for students seeking entry into the cooperative education program. The course helps students develop a greater understanding of their skills and interests and learn how to market their skills during the search for a co-op assignment. Students complete all required forms, meet with the appropriate co-op coordinator and arrive at a clear plan for their co-op assignment.

CEC 301/501. 1 cr.
Career Development Strategies 301
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
A developmental approach to the career/job search. In this course students gain knowledge of career options through self-exploration, computerized guidance and employer insights. The course helps students develop a greater understanding of how their interests, skills and values are used in developing a successful career plan and/or job search.

ADM 395, 396 and 397. 2-2-2 cr.
Business Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

ARC 391, 392 and 393. 2-2-2 cr.
Architecture Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Third-year students.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

CTA 301,302 and 303. 2-2-2 cr.
Engineering Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

HLH 394, 395 and 396. 3-3-3 cr.
Health Services Adm. Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

HSC 391, 392 and 393. 3-3-3 cr.
Education and Human Services Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

LAC 391, 392 and 393. 3-3-3 cr.
Liberal Arts Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

SCI 391, 392 and 393. 3-3-3 cr.
Science Co-op Assignment
Prerequisites: CEC 300, Junior standing.
An educational program that integrates classroom study with paid, planned and supervised work experiences in the public and private sectors. Faculty authorization required and the assignment is arranged by the co-op coordinator.

 

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Correctional Science

COR 131. 3 cr.
Introduction to Corrections
History, development and philosophy of corrections in the U.S.; current and future forms including probation, parole, community-based corrections and institutions, survey of correctional counseling techniques.

COR 401. 3 cr.
Correctional Counseling
The application of traditional and special counseling techniques to the adjudicated offender. Problems of the unmotivated or coerced client. The relevance of the medical model to corrections systems. Special problems in group process with offenders.

COR 405. 3 cr.
Interviewing Methods
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.

COR 441. 3 cr.
Multicultural Understanding in Corrections
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in COR 131.
This course is designed to promote understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures in America. It also examines such issues as ageism, racism, sexism and the disparity of power. Impact of these concepts in human service institutions such as prisons, hospitals, schools, etc.

COR 450. 3 cr.
Institutional Corrections
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in COR 131.
Administration of correctional facilities. Types of correctional facilities, special problems encountered at various custody levels.

COR 460. 3 cr.
Community-Based Corrections
The rationale is examined 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 are delineated and appraised.

COR 486. 3 cr.
Law and Corrections Practice
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.

 

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Criminal Justice Studies

CJS 130. 3 cr.
Introduction to Criminal Justice
A study of the agencies and processes involved in the Criminal Justice System - legislature, the police, the prosecutor, the public defender, the courts and corrections; an analysis of the roles and problems of law enforcement in a democratic society, with an emphasis upon intercomponent relations and checks and balances; selected problems of administration in the Criminal Justice System.

CJS 250. 3 cr.
Introduction to Police Administration
An examination of the organization and administration of police departments of varying sizes. Consideration of principles of management. Evaluation of line, staff and auxiliary functions. Policy problems at the managerial level, including labor relations, internal investigations and policy formulation.

CJS 395. 3 cr.
Criminal Investigation
Fundamentals of criminal investigation, including techniques of surveillance, crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, scientific aids, modus operandi, sources of information such as interviewing and interrogation, follow-up and case preparation.

CJS 402. 3 cr.
Court Structures and Functions
This course describes the critical and pivotal role of the courts in the criminal justice process. The student gains a working knowledge of the major structures and basic legal concepts that underlie the criminal courts. The dynamics of case process, management and bargaining are outlined, as well as the role of key personnel, in the court structure.

CJS 405. 1-3 cr.
Directed Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Student works independently on a field problem or a research problem in consultation with an instructor. Arrangements can be made with local agencies.

CJS 410. 3 cr.
Criminal Law
Prerequisite: CJS 130.
Elements and proof of crimes of frequent concern in law enforcement with reference to principal rules of criminal liability. The importance of criminal law at the enforcement level is considered from crime prevention to courtroom appearance.

CJS 415. 3 cr.
Juvenile Justice
An investigation into the history and nature of juvenile courts. Etiology of juvenile delinquency and status offenses. Diversion programs and other attempts at delinquency prevention. Appellate court decisions pertaining to juvenile justice.

CJS 420. 3 cr.
Evidence and Criminal Procedure
Prerequisite: CJS 410.
Rules of evidence of particular importance at the operational level in law enforcement. Criminal procedure in important areas such as arrest, search and seizure and force. Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement closely analyzed.

CJS 451. 3 cr.
Criminology and Penology
The nature of crime, crime trends, causes of criminal behavior; philosophy of punishment, legal procedures, operation of correctional institutions; probation and parole, and crime prevention.

CJS 452. 3 cr.
Organized Crime
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 454. 3 cr.
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
A study of the various forms of deviance from mental illness and juvenile delinquency to habitual crime with an analysis of sociological theories developed to explain the incidence of deviance. Contrast of sociological and psychological approaches to understanding the deviant.

CJS 456. 3 cr.
Managing Aggressive Behavior
This course is designed to provide students with information and skills in identifying and implementing a wide range of strategies that may be useful in maintaining personal safety. Through constant recognition and application of theory, principles and tactics, the student obtains a better understanding of the evaluation and response to aggressive control and against physical assaults.

CJS 480. 3 cr.
Theory of Law Enforcement
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 will be examined.

CJS 481. 3 cr.
Women, Crime and Justice
Current research and theorizing about the roles of women in the criminal justice system: as victim, offender and professional. The rape victim, the violent woman, the incarcerated mother, the policewoman and the woman lawyer, for example, are roles that raise particular questions concerning the fairness and effectiveness of social policy.

CJS 482. 3 cr.
Terrorism
Special attention given to the following topics: 1) Historical and social antecedents to today’s 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; 7) Acceptable counter-terrorist policies and practices.

CJS 483. 3 cr.
Family Violence: Spouse and Child Abuse
This course integrates current knowledge about family violence from the areas of psychology, sociology, social work and law enforcement. The course attempts to convey an understanding of the motivations underlying the behavior of the various factors involved: perpetrator, victim, social control agent and helping professional. The connection between theory and treatment is emphasized.

CJS 484. 3 cr.
Psychology, Psychiatry and Law
This course looks at the various interfaces between psychological theory and practice and the criminal justice system. Central topics include: 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. 3 cr.
Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
Analysis and discussion of selected topics pertaining to crime and justice in America. Course may be taken twice under separate topic headings.

CJS 486. 3 cr.
The Criminal Justice System
Designed to introduce teachers, nurses, social workers and others involved in human service professions to the criminal justice system. Survey of criminal law, law enforcement, the courts, protection, prison and parole. Field trips, role playing and other educational techniques where appropriate. (Not for CJS majors.)

CJS 487. 3 cr.
Victimology
An examination of the process that a victim of crime experiences. 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, loss of loved ones, etc.

CJS 490. 3 cr.
Internship in Criminal Justice Studies
The course must be arranged in the semester prior to election and requires the approval of the student’s advisor. A supervised work experience in criminal justice under the direction of a faculty advisor. The experience consists of working in an institutional setting at varying positions so as to become more familiar with the criminal justice field. Students must spend a minimum of 180 hours per semester in this capacity and maintain a log of their work activity.

CJS 492. 3 cr.
Senior Seminar: Theory and Research in Criminal Justice
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 interrelationships of theory and research. Preparation of a senior paper.

CJS 495. 3 cr.
Criminalistics (Forensic Science)
Prerequisite: CJS 395.
This course is an overview of forensic operations and techniques. It covers topics such as serology, ballistics, death investigation, fingerprints, etc. as well as evidence detection, documentation and collection. It is designed to acquaint the student with a wide range of forensic disciplines.