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    Jun 25, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(ARTN) Art Non-major

  
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    ARTN 241 - Non-Major Intro to Sculpture

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to the materials, concepts, technical processes, and history of sculpture. Materials include wood, plaster, steel, and plastics. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to sculpture.

  
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    ARTN 262 - Non-Major Intro to Intaglio

    3 Credit Hours
    Metal plate intaglio printing in traditional and contemporary techniques of etching, soft ground, drypoint, aquatint, and color methods. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to intaglio printing.

  
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    ARTN 263 - Non-Major Intro to Lithography

    3 Credit Hours
    Stone and aluminum plate lithography applying traditional and contemporary techniques of crayon, tusche, transfer methods, state proofs, and photolithography. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to lithography.

  
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    ARTN 264 - Non-Major Intro to Screen Printing

    3 Credit Hours
    Screen printing as a fine art medium including development and application of various basic stencils in compositional printing. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to screen printing.

  
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    ARTN 265 - Non-Major Intro to Relief

    3 Credit Hours
    Relief printing in traditional and contemporary techniques from wood, linoleum, and plastics. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to relief printing.

  
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    ARTN 291 - Non-Major Intro to Book Arts and Papermaking

    3 Credit Hours
    Book arts and papermaking as a medium for two- and three-dimensional art. Emphasis on development of a personal form. This section is for non-art majors who would like an introduction to book arts and papermaking.


(ASL) American Sign Language

  
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    ASL 111 - Elementary American Sign Language I

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of expressive and receptive sign language skills. Video text and interactive teaching method used. Class conducted totally in sign.

    Comment(s): Deaf education majors, educational interpreting majors, and American Sign Language minors must earn a minimum grade of B or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam to advance to 112. Non-majors must earn a minimum grade of C or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam to advance to 112.
  
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    ASL 112 - Elementary American Sign Language II

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of expressive and receptive sign language skills. Video text and interactive teaching method used. Class conducted totally in sign.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 111 with a grade of C or better, or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam.
    Comment(s): Deaf education majors, educational interpreting majors, and American Sign Language minors must earn a minimum grade of B or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam to advance to 211. Non-majors must earn a minimum grade of C or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam to advance to 211.
  
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    ASL 211 - Intermediate American Sign Language I

    3 Credit Hours
    Sequence (211-212) stresses fluency of expressive and receptive sign language skills. Using language in context is emphasized. Grammatical structures of ASL and cultural implications of the Deaf Community.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 112 with a grade of C or better, or a satisfactory grade (S) on the departmental placement exam.
    Comment(s): Deaf education majors, educational interpreting majors, and American sign language minors must earn a minimum grade of B, and non-majors must earn a minimum grade of C to advance to 212.
  
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    ASL 212 - Intermediate American Sign Language II

    3 Credit Hours
    Sequence (211-212) stresses fluency of expressive and receptive sign language skills. Using language in context is emphasized. Grammatical structures of ASL and cultural implications of the Deaf Community.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 211 with a grade of C or better.
    Comment(s): Deaf education majors, educational interpreting majors, and American sign language minors must earn a minimum grade of B, and non-majors must earn a minimum grade of C to advance to 311.
  
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    ASL 310 - Practicum

    3 Credit Hours
    Supervised practicum. Bilingual teaching, and social justice theory and practice. Lesson planning.

    (Same as Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 310.)
    Comment(s): Students must earn a minimum grade of B to advance to 410. Taught in American Sign Language.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to Teacher Education.
  
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    ASL 311 - Advanced American Sign Language I: Educational Contexts

    3 Credit Hours
    This course emphasizes advanced expressive and receptive American Sign Language skills in an educational context. Review of grammatical structures.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 212 with a grade of C or better.
    Comment(s): Deaf education majors, educational interpreting majors, and American Sign Language minors must earn a minimum grade of B.
  
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    ASL 410 - Practicum

    3 Credit Hours
    Supervised practicum. Planning social justice oriented units for the ASL/English bilingual classroom.

    (Same as Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 410.)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 310 with a grade of B or better; American Sign Language 212 with a grade of B or better.
    Comment(s): Taught in American Sign Language.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to Teacher Education.
  
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    ASL 421 - History and Culture of the Deaf

    3 Credit Hours
    Comprehensive overview of historical and socio-cultural aspects of the Deaf. Students will explore beliefs, theories, and evidence about the historical experience of Deaf people; the influence of geographic, cultural, educational, and economic forces on Deaf people; concepts and implications of disability theory; social and medical models as ways of defining the Deaf population; demographics including the various subcultures and under-represented groups in the larger Deaf community; impact of Deaf education on the history and organizational structure of the Deaf community.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 211.
    Comment(s): This course is offered in summer only.
  
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    ASL 422 - Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

    3 Credit Hours
    This course provides an opportunity for ASL students to explore various genres of literature by and about d/Deaf people. Concentrates on d/Deaf characters and the influences of Deaf culture and Deaf history on literacy works from early 1900s to the present. There will be extensive use of videotaped materials. The course content will include viewing and discussing works performed by Deaf poets, writers, dramatists, and storytellers. Taught in ASL.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 212.
  
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    ASL 435 - Linguistics of American Sign Language

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to grammatical and linguistic structures of ASL. Language variations, discourse, bilingualism, and language contact also covered. Conducted in ASL.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 212.
  
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    ASL 445 - Teaching of American Sign Language: Grade Pre K-5

    3 Credit Hours
    ACTFL standards-based pedagogy, research, assessment, curricula, and instructional materials for the Pre K-5 ASL classroom.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 311.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to teacher education or consent of instructor.
  
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    ASL 455 - Teaching of World Languages

    3 Credit Hours
    (See World Language and English as a Second Language 455.)

(ASST) Asian Studies (145)

  
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    ASST 161 - Elementary Persian I

    4 Credit Hours
    Taped language program.

    (Same as Persian 161.)
  
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    ASST 162 - Elementary Persian II

    4 Credit Hours
    Taped language program.

    (Same as Persian 162.)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 161.
  
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    ASST 261 - Intermediate Persian I

    4 Credit Hours
    Taped language program.

    (Same as Persian 261.)
    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
  
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    ASST 262 - Intermediate Persian II

    4 Credit Hours
    Taped language program.

    (Same as Persian 262.)
    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 261.
  
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    ASST 301 - South Asian Cinema: Bollywood and Beyond

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduces classic, Bollywood, and diasporic South Asian film. Presents films beloved by diverse audiences across the globe for their entertainment values but that also pose questions of identity, nationalism, and modernity. Examines why the storytelling in the films viewed is so compelling and how the films are situated in the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which they were created.

    (Same as Anthropology 301 and Cinema Studies 301.)
  
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    ASST 332 - Introduction to Islam

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Religious Studies 332.)
  
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    ASST 339 - Islam in the Modern World

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Religious Studies 339.)
  
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    ASST 374 - Emerging Landscapes of East Asia

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Geography 374.)
  
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    ASST 471 - Selected Topics in Asian Studies

    3 Credit Hours
    Content varies.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
  
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    ASST 491 - Foreign Study

    1-5 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 5 hours.
  
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    ASST 492 - Off-Campus Study

    1-5 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 5 hours.
  
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    ASST 493 - Independent Study

    1-5 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 5 hours.

(ASTR) Astronomy (150)

  
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    ASTR 151 - A Journey through the Solar System Lecture

    3 Credit Hours
    Study of Earth’s nearest astronomical neighbors, including the sun, planets, asteroids, and comets. Seasons, solar and lunar eclipses, motion of the planets in the night sky, recent planetary space probe discoveries, development of our modern understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system and its place in the universe, discovery of extrasolar planets in distant solar systems. A minimum of mathematical analysis.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
  
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    ASTR 152 - Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Lecture

    3 Credit Hours
    Life and death of stars, exotic objects including white dwarfs, supernovae, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. Structure of galaxies, formation of large-scale structure in the universe, and cosmological issues such as the big bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the past, present, and projected future behavior of the universe in light of modern astrophysics and particle physics. Conditions for the existence of life in the universe and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence. A minimum of mathematical analysis.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
  
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    ASTR 153 - A Journey through the Solar System Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Principles for interpretation of astronomical observations are reinforced in laboratory. Astronomy 151 and 153 must both be completed to earn credit for a single semester of laboratory-based astronomy.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS with lab) if taken with ASTR 151.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 151.
  
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    ASTR 154 - Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Principles for interpretation of astronomical observations are reinforced in laboratory. Astronomy 152 and 154 must both be completed to earn credit for a single semester of laboratory-based astronomy.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS with lab) if taken with ASTR 152.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 152.
  
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    ASTR 217 - Honors: Introductory Astronomy

    4 Credit Hours
    Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Historical perspectives in understanding the celestial universe with emphasis on the laws of physics as they apply to the changing conceptions of the universe; structure of the solar system and celestial motions; evolution and properties of stars; galactic structure and models of the universe; observational technique and interpretation of underlying physical laws in accompanying lab. The 217-218 sequence satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences’ requirement for a natural science with laboratory.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
    Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 141 or Mathematics 130.
  
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    ASTR 218 - Honors: Introductory Astronomy

    4 Credit Hours
    Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Historical perspectives in understanding the celestial universe, with emphasis on the laws of physics as they apply to the changing conceptions of the universe; structure of the solar system and celestial motions; evolution and properties of stars; galactic structure and models of the universe; observational technique and interpretation of underlying physical laws in accompanying lab. The 217-218 sequence satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences’ requirement for a natural science with laboratory.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
    Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 141 or Mathematics 130.
  
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    ASTR 411 - Stellar Structure and Stellar Evolution

    3 Credit Hours
    An introduction to stars and the physical principles governing stellar structure and stellar evolution. Topics include equations of state for stars, hydrostatic equilibrium, energy production and energy transport in stars, the birth of stars, extrasolar planets, main sequence stars, solar neutrinos and neutrino oscillations, red giants and post mainsequence evolution, pulsating variable stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars and pulsars, accretion in binary star systems, novae, X-ray bursts, supernovae, and production of the elements in various stellar processes.

    Recommended Background: 151-152 or 218; and Physics 136 or 138; and Physics 250 and 321; or permission of instructor.
  
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    ASTR 421 - General Relativity, Black Holes, and Cosmology

    3 Credit Hours
    An introduction to the general theory of relativity and its application to issues of current interest in astronomy and astrophysics. Topics include a review of special relativity, the equivalence principle and principle of general covariance, the mathematics (tensor calculus) of general relativity, the geometry of spacetime, motion of particles and light in flat and curved spacetime, spherical and rotating black holes, neutron stars and pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, quasars, gravitational waves, and current topics in modern cosmology: dark matter, dark energy, and the expanding and accelerating Universe; the big bang, the cosmic microwave background radiation, the theory of inflation; and the Planck scale and quantum gravity.

    Recommended Background: 151-152 or 218; and Physics 136 or 138; and Physics 250; or permission of instructor.
  
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    ASTR 490 - Special Topics in Astronomy

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Topics of current interest in astronomy and astrophysics.

    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit with consent of department. Maximum 9 hours.

(AUSP) Audiology and Speech Pathology (160)

  
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    AUSP 300 - Introduction to Communication Disorders

    3 Credit Hours
    Nature, etiology, and incidence of speech, hearing, and language disorders.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    AUSP 302 - Acoustics and Perception

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic acoustics. Introduction to psychoacoustics and speech perception.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 305.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 303 - Introduction to Hearing Science

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to disorders of hearing. Fundamental aspects of auditory anatomy and physiology.

    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 305 - Phonetics

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic phonetics, including recognition and production of spoken English sounds with analysis of their formation, phonetic transcription of speech, phonetic aspects of dialect variation.

    Registration Restriction(s): Restricted to students majoring in Child and Family Studies, Special Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies or consent of instructor. Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 306 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

    3 Credit Hours
    Anatomy, physiology, and embryological development of the speech production mechanism.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 305.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 320 - Speech and Language Development

    3 Credit Hours
    Speech and language development in the normal child.

    Registration Restriction(s): Restricted to students majoring in Child and Family Studies, Special Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies or consent of instructor. Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 433 - Observation of Clinical Practice

    1 Credit Hours
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 300 and 320.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 435 - Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders

    3 Credit Hours
    Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of articulatory and phonological disorders.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 300 and 305.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 453 - Diagnostics in Audiology and Speech-Language

    3 Credit Hours
    Information about basic assessment tools and procedures in speech-language pathology and audiology.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): AUSP 300.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 455 - Problems in Speech Pathology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    AUSP 457 - Senior Honors Thesis

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Students in the speech pathology program work individually under the direction of a tenure-track faculty member to write an honors thesis. The thesis must be approved by the departmental honors committee.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
  
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    AUSP 461 - Introduction to Language Pathology in Children

    3 Credit Hours
    Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of language impairments in children.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 300 and 320.
    Registration Restriction(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 491 - Foreign Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 30 hours.
  
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    AUSP 492 - Off-Campus Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 30 hours.
  
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    AUSP 493 - Independent Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Instructor permission required.
  
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    AUSP 494 - Introduction to Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation of the Hearing Impaired

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to psychosocial aspects, amplification components/characteristics, assistive devices, speech acoustics, speech perception, speech reading, parent-infant, pre-school and school years of children, communication impairments/handicaps/remediation of adults, effects of aging/remediation on the elderly, and case studies.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 305.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 473.
    Registration Restriction(s): Restricted to students majoring in Child and Family Studies, Special Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies or consent of instructor. Audiology and Speech Pathology majors are restricted from taking this course.
  
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    AUSP 499 - Senior Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    3 Credit Hours
    Capstone experience. A writing-emphasis course exploring the forces shaping the profession of communication disorders in the past, present and future.

    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 300.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

(BAS) Business Analytics and Statistics

  
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    BAS 310 - Analytic Models for Decision Optimization

    3 Credit Hours
    Analytical approaches for generating solutions to optimization problems, decision models, and queuing systems. Linear and integer programming, decision making under uncertainty, Monte Carlo simulation, and waiting line models. Formulation, solution, analysis, and interpretation of spreadsheet-based models for common business decision-making situations such as supply chain network design, portfolio analysis, scheduling, media mix, and product mix decisions.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 201, 207 or 251.
  
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    BAS 320 - Regression Modeling

    3 Credit Hours
    Simple linear regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis, multiple regression, variable selection, regression diagnostics, partial correlation, and categorical data analysis techniques. Use of statistical computing software. Applied course appropriate for a general audience.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 201 or 207 or 251.
  
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    BAS 340 - Experimental Methods and Process Improvement

    3 Credit Hours
    Statistical methods for process improvement. Special/common cause model of variation directed towards understanding sources of variation affecting process operations. Strategies of process experimentation, including randomization, blocking, sequential experimentation, and replication. Use of statistical computing software.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 201 or 207 or 251.
  
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    BAS 370 - Search Engine Marketing: Paid Search Advertising Management and Optimization Strategies

    3 Credit Hours
    Learn the fundamentals of creating, managing, and optimizing an online marketing campaign in a hands-on class. Students will learn by creating a Google AdWords campaign with an actual budget. During the semester they will be given an opportunity to analyze the performance and improve their campaigns. The class will prepare students for 2 of the 4 AdWords Certification Exams.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 201 or 207 or 251.
    Comment(s): Course is intended for juniors or seniors in marketing or business analytics.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 370S - Search Engine Marketing: Paid Search Advertising Management and Optimization Strategies

    3 Credit Hours
    Learn the fundamentals of creating, managing, and optimizing an online marketing campaign in a hands-on class. In addition, the class will prepare students for two of the four Google AdWords Certification Exams. Students will learn by managing Google AdWords campaigns for a local non-profit. During the semester, they will work directly with an employee of the non-profit to help promote its services and fundraising initiatives via search advertising. Students will provide reports and presentations to the client and will see how their efforts make a direct impact on the non-profit organization and the community it serves.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Statistics 201 or 207 or 251.
    Comment(s): Course is intended for juniors or seniors in marketing or business analytics.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 454 - Statistics for Business Analysts

    3 Credit Hours
    Application of statistical tools in the context of business problems. Data management, ANOVA, regression, predictive modeling, model performance. Use of SAS software. Preparation for SAS certification exam.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320 with grade of C or better or Economics 381 with grade of C or better or consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 471 - Statistical Methods

    3 Credit Hours
    Numeric and graphic description of data, probability and probability distributions, simulation, and sampling distributions. Estimation and hypothesis testing for one and two samples, parametric and nonparametric approaches, bootstrapping, and randomization tests. Multiple linear regression review and further issues, diagnostics and validation, and analysis of count data. Data Screening. Use of SAS and other statistical software.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320 with grade of C or better or Economics 381 with grade of C or better.
  
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    BAS 474 - Data Mining and Business Analytics

    3 Credit Hours
    Understanding and application of data mining methods. Data preparation, exploratory data analysis and visualization, cluster analysis, logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, association rules, model assessment, and other topics. Applications to real world data. Use of standard computer packages.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320 with grade of C or better or consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 475 - Applied Time Series and Forecasting

    3 Credit Hours
    Model building techniques for linear time series models, practical methods for univariate time series forecasting, Box-Jenkins forecasting methods, forecasting based on exponential smoothing, autoregression and stepwise autoregression, and forecasting from regression models. Use of standard computing packages. Major writing requirement.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320 with grade of B– or better or Economics 381 with grade of C or better or consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 476 - Data Engineering and Visualization in Python

    3 Credit Hours
    Fundamentals of programming using Python with particular focus on data preparation, visualization, and data understanding. Topics include but are not limited to reading data, object-oriented programming, loops, conditional processing, aggregating, merging, and dynamic visualization. Experience gained in producing repeatable data products in Python that automatically ingest, process, and display data in interactive plots. 

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 474 with a grade of B- or better.
  
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    BAS 479 - Capstone for Business Analytics

    3 Credit Hours
    Case studies in business analytics illustrating various aspects of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive modeling. Strong emphasis on data preparation and statistical programming using SQL, R, and/or other standard software along with writing and presentation skills.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 474.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Information Management 342.
  
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    BAS 483 - Special Topics in Statistics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Topics vary.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 492 - Internship

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Supervised off-campus experience in application of statistical principles and methods in business, industry, or government, culminating in a written and oral report.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of department head.
  
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    BAS 493 - Independent Study

    2-6 Credit Hours
    Faculty directed reading and investigation of specified topic in probability or statistics culminating in a written report.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of department head.
  
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    BAS 494 - Quantitative Research in Business Analytics

    3 Credit Hours
    Business analytics and statistics research under direction of a faculty member.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Comment(s): Must be a Melton Scholar to register for this class.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BAS 494R - Quantitative Research in Business Analytics

    3 Credit Hours
    Business analytics and statistics research under direction of a faculty member.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Comment(s): Must be a Melton Scholar to register for this class.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

(BCMB) Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (188)

  
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    BCMB 200 - Introduction to Research in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    1 Credit Hours
    Participation in an active research program in biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology. Students work with researchers to acquire expertise in laboratory practices, planning experiments, interpreting results, and formulating hypotheses.

    Grading Restriction: A,B,C, No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Biology 159, 160.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 230 - Human Physiology

    5 Credit Hours
    Fundamentals of human physiology, primarily from the perspective of cellular and organ-system interactions.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 4 hours and 1 lab.
    Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 110 or Chemistry 130.
  
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    BCMB 311 - Advanced Cellular Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Cellular structure and function at the molecular and supramolecular level. Topics include protein structure and function, membrane structure and function, signal transduction and cell regulation, mitosis and the cell cycle, cytoskeleton and cell motility, cell-cell interactions and tissues.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 240.
  
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    BCMB 320 - Physiology of Reproduction and Lactation

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Animal Science 320.)
  
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    BCMB 321 - Introductory Plant Physiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Cell and organismal physiology of plants, metabolic processes, water relations, mineral nutrition, morphogenesis. Effects of age, light, natural rhythms, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 101-102 or 113-114-115 or 150-160-159 or equivalent; and Chemistry 130 or 138.
  
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    BCMB 322 - Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Experiments on topics discussed in 321.

    Recommended Background: 321 or equivalent with consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 330 - Mechanisms of Development

    3 Credit Hours
    A survey course on cellular and molecular basis of embryonic development, differentiation via transcription, RNA processing and translation, sex determination in humans.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 160-159 or 113-115 or equivalent; and Biology 240.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration, but also open to biology majors in other concentrations.
  
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    BCMB 333 - Structural Biology and Human Health

    3 Credit Hours
    Structure of biomolecules and structural basis of health-related conditions and pharmaceuticals. Topics include fundamentals and experimental aspects of protein structure and function, medical conditions related to molecular structural variations and structural approaches to drug discovery and drug design.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 160 or equivalent; and Chemistry 130.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration, but also open to biology majors in other concentrations.
  
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    BCMB 401 - Biochemistry I

    4 Credit Hours
    First semester of a two-course sequence. Covers amino acid and protein structure and chemistry, protein folding, enzyme reactions mechanisms, carbohydrate and lipid structure, function and metabolism, photosynthesis and carbon fixation, membrane biochemistry, thermodynamics of biological systems, vitamins and coenzymes, citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, and signal transduction.
     

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 260.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Chemistry 360.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration but also open to biology majors in other concentrations.
  
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    BCMB 402 - Biochemistry II

    4 Credit Hours
    Second semester of a two-course sequence. Covers membrane lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism and protein turnover, nitrogen fixation, nucleotide metabolism, nucleic acid structure, integration of metabolism and hormonal signaling, experimental methods of analyzing nucleic acids, DNA replication and repair, chromosome structure and function, RNA and protein synthesis, and control of gene expression.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 401 and Biology 240.
  
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    BCMB 403 - Neurogenetics Laboratory

    3 Credit Hours
    Experiments and lectures illustrating methods in modern genetics and neurobiology using model organisms, especially Drosophila or Caenorhabditis elegans.

    Contact Hour Distribution: Laboratory and lecture.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 240.
  
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    BCMB 405 - Biophysical Chemistry

    4 Credit Hours
    Covers (1) thermodynamics; free energy; entropy and enthalpy; chemical equilibrium; solution chemistry; protein folding; DNA melting; protein-ligand association; phase transition; (2) enzymatics; protonation and electron transport. (3) Molecular Structure and Interaction (3a) Theory: Quantum theory, Duality principle, Wave Equation, Single atom model, (3b) Applications: Simulated Molecular Dynamics. Spectroscopy (UV-Vis, Raman, Fluorescence, Circular dichroism, NMR), X-ray diffraction and scattering.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): General and organic chemistry, or consent of instructor.
    Recommended Background: 401 and Calculus.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology (BCMB), chemistry, and chemical engineering-biomolecular engineering concentrations, but also open to majors in other concentrations.
  
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    BCMB 409 - Perspectives in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Current issues in biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. Emphasis on current developments and their applications, societal and economic impacts, and moral and ethical implications. An oral presentation and a referenced library-research essay are required. A capstone course. Writing-emphasis course.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 311 or 401 or 412; English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
    Recommended Background: 9 additional hours of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology or related courses.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    BCMB 412 - Molecular Biology and Genomics

    4 Credit Hours
    Nucleic acid structure and DNA technology. Mechanisms of cell division, replication, transcription, translation, splicing, recombination, DNA repair and transposition, chromosome organization, DNA-protein interaction in gene regulation, genomic imprinting, epigenetics, RNA interference, and genome evolution.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 240.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration but also open to biology majors in other concentrations. This course satisfies 402 requirement for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
  
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    BCMB 415 - Foundations in Neurobiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic nerve cell physiology, nervous system organization, sensory and motor systems, neural basis of behavior, and nervous system development and plasticity.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 160-159 or equivalent.
  
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    BCMB 416 - Neurobiology Laboratory

    2 Credit Hours
    Experiments designed to illustrate concepts of modern neurobiology using electrophysiological, historical, and behavioral neurobiological techniques.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 415 or consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 419 - Cellular and Comparative Biochemistry Laboratory

    2 Credit Hours
    Experiments with enzymes, nucleic acids, and membranes and organelles. Chromatography, kinetics, hybridization, sequencing, and immunochemical methods.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 401.
  
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    BCMB 420 - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Selected topics of current research interest in the areas of biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, molecular biology and genetics, cellular and developmental biology, neurobiology, endocrinology, bioenergetics, computational biology, plant biology, etc. Emphasis on original literature and the experimental basis of current knowledge. Historical background, societal impact, ethical and moral implications, and future development of technologies.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Credit Restriction: Maximum 6 hours may be applied toward the major or the minor in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology.
    Recommended Background: Senior standing in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
  
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    BCMB 422 - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

    3 Credit Hours
    Topics include Internet biological resources and databases; bioinformatics tools of analyzing and comparing sequences for nucleic acids and proteins; computational structural biology tools for analyzing protein 3D structures and functions; application of computational tools in drug design.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 401.
    Comment(s): Intended for seniors but open to juniors.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 423 - Neural Basis of Behavior

    3 Credit Hours
    Structural and functional organization of neural circuits mediating fundamental aspects of behavior including the acquisition, control and processing of sensory information; control and coordination of movement; spatial orientation and navigation; learning and memory.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 159-160 or equivalent.
  
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    BCMB 440 - General Physiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Principles of cellular and organ-system animal physiology.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 160-159 or 113-115 or equivalent.
    Comment(s): It is recommended that students complete Physics 221-222 before enrolling in this course.
  
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    BCMB 452 - Independent Research in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Special experimental problems under direction of a faculty member.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Credit Restriction: Maximum 3 hours may be applied toward the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
    Recommended Background: 1 hour of 200.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 452R - Independent Research in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Special experimental problems under direction of a faculty member.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Credit Restriction: Maximum 3 hours may be applied toward the Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology concentration.
    Recommended Background: One hour of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology 200.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 455 - Scientific Communication

    3 Credit Hours
    Focus on oral communication of scientific information. Construct and effectively deliver seminar-style scientific presentations with skillful use of language and visual aids.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC)
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 452 or permission of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 457 - Honors Thesis

    1 Credit Hours
    Written presentation of faculty-supervised student research.

    Repeatability: Not repeatable.
    Credit Restriction: No more than 6 hours combined from 452 and 457 may be applied toward the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 452.
    Registration Restriction(s): Biological sciences major/honors biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 459 - Biophysical Crystallography

    3 Credit Hours
    Theories and practices of X-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction and neutron scattering to elucidate the structure of nucleic acids, proteins, nucleosomes, ribosomes and viruses. Application of 3-D structures in designing drugs against AIDS, cancer, cardiac disease and neurodegenerative disorders.

    Recommended Background: 401, or two 300-level chemistry courses or Physics 240 or consent of instructor.
  
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    BCMB 461 - Cancer Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    A comprehensive view of cancer. Topics include the basic mechanism of cancer formation and metastasis, animal models for studying cancer, microbes and cancer, with possible clinical rounds with oncologists. The class will be taught through lectures, videos, and possible “experiential” learning through UT’s Cancer Center.

    (Same as Microbiology 461.)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 401.
    Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology concentration or microbiology concentration but also open to biology majors in other concentrations.
  
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    BCMB 471 - Biophysical Chemistry

    3 Credit Hours
    Physicochemical principles with applications to biological systems. Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, solution chemistry, transport, electrochemistry, kinetics, enzyme catalyzed reactions.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 102 or 150-159 or 113-115 or equivalent; and Chemistry 260, 360, 369.
    Recommended Background: Calculus.
 

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