Integrated Science & Technology Courses

PLS 101 - Intro Natural Res and Rec Mgmt
An orientation to the profession and its settings, emphasizing history, trends, concepts and relationships to other fields.
3 hours
IST 111 - Living Systems
This course is designed to equip students to observe and create their own questions, test them, and continue the process of scientific inquiry related to living systems.
4 hours
IST 120 - Connections I (CT)
Critical thinking course that makes connections between science, technology, and society. Students learn to do research, summarize popular and scientific articles and design an experimental or observational study.
3 hours
IST 130 - Analytical Methods: Statistics
Students develop an understanding of statistical reasoning through the use of software to generate, summarize, and draw conclusions from data. Course enhances statistical technique dexterity through analysis of applied problems.
4 hours
IST 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Prin
Comprehensive coverage of spreadsheets and databases. Includes techniques to collect, manage, and analyze data; solve problems; and effectively communicate results for scientific research. Includes macro development and introduction to scripting.
3 hours
IST 163 - Programming Practicum
Concepts of software development and maintenance using C++, including syntax of the language, loops, functions, pointers, decision structures, and file processing. Proper program design using object- oriented programming techniques are emphasized.
3 hours
CJ 200 - Intro to Criminal Justice
This survey course examines the various components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will be introduced to various criminal justice agencies and career possibilities.
3 hours
CJ 211 - Intro to Law Enforcement
Designed to examine the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Addresses constitutional limitations on law enforcement, objectives of law enforcement, and processes of law enforcement.
3 hours
IST 212 - Energy
The course introduces the students to the properties and the interfaces of biological and physical systems with emphasis on energy concepts, production and distribution in both systems.
3 hours
IST 220 - Connections II (CT)
Critical thinking course that further examines the impact of science and technology on society. Themes have included disasters and globalization. Students present a lesson, analyze opposing arguments and make predictions.
3 hours
CJ 221 - Intro to Criminal Courts
This course addresses the evolution of current functioning of the American criminal court system. Students are exposed to court administration, court procedures, and the state and federal court system.
3 hours
CJ 223 - Introduction to Legal Research
An introduction to the processes and strategies involved in legal research. Students will develop an understanding of the sources of legal information and judgment in selecting appropriate sources and formats for specific projects.
3 hours
IST 224 - Intro to Forensic Science
The relationship between scientific process and crime solutions is explored. DNA technology, probability theory, fingerprints, blood spatter, questioned documents, crime scene investigation will be examined using laboratories and case studies.
4 hours
CJ 231 - Intro to Corrections
A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.
3 hours
IST 238 - Algorithms
Covers algorithm-design methods, algorithm performance analysis, and optimization techniques. Covers algorithm applications used in solving frequently occurring problems, such as pattern matching, data compression, searching, and sorting.
3 hours
IST 241 - Introduction to DNA Cloning
Basic Molecular Genetics. Topics include DNA, RNA, and protein structure and function, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, gene regulation, molecular biology applications in agriculture, medicine, and industry. Hands-on DNA cloning lab.
4 hours
IST 260 - Instrumentation I
The course introduces students to modern data gathering methods, laboratory instrumentation, and programming. Focuses range from transportation development, forensics, to environmental issues.
3 hours
IST 261 - Intro to Linux
An introductory course for the Linux operating system, focusing on its application in information assurance and digital forensics.
3 hours
IST 264 - Technology Foundations
This course introduces the student to the common hardware and technology that pervades business and society as a whole. Topics include pc's, networks, software, the internet, cellular phones, etc.
3 hours
IST 301 - Public Service Experience
At least 30 contact hours in a public service/volunteer experience with a group, organization or agency that offers a service to the general public. Advisor permission required.
1 hour
PLS 301 - Intro to Outdoor Recreation
Organization, administration and delivery of outdoor recreation activities and resources. Emphasis upon federal, state, and local government programs and areas.
3 hours
CJ 302 - CJ Research Methods
Logic of social research methods, survey research, methods of evaluation, sampling, and the contrast between qualitative and quantitative CJ research. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
3 hours
CJ 312 - Criminal Investigation
Investigation methodology, realtions of the detective with other police divisions; modus operandi; sources of information; surveillance, interrogation, follow-up procedures.
3 hours
CJ 314 - Crime Scene Investigation
This course exposes students to crime scene evidence, collection techniques, and the various uses of modern technology in preserving and analyzing evidence. (PR: CJ 211 :Introduction to Law Enforcement)
3 hours
CJ 316 - Terrorism
Provides students with a working knowledge of the history of terrorism, the current status of terrorist groups, terrorism tactics, and methods to counteract terrorism.
3 hours
IST 320 - Nature Enviro Prob
The effects of human activity on ecological, political, economic, and cultural systems are examined. Particular attention is given to present human population growth, industrial activities, and energy availability.
3 hours
PLS 320 - Sports and Campus Rec Mgmt
This course will deal with the fields of recreational sports and campus recreation management. It will present the foundations of both fields, the development, implementation and trends in today's programs.
3 hours
IST 321 - Resol Environ Problems
Students examine case studies of current environmental pro- blems and propose methods of remediation. Cultural, politi- cal, economic, as well as ecological and physiographic factors are considered.
3 hours
CJ 323 - Criminal Procedure
Admissibility of evidence and confessions, recent civil rights decisions, reconciling individual rights and community interest in law and order.
3 hours
IST 323 - Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology
Use of scientific procedures and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of aquatic ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.
4 hours
CJ 325 - Juvenile Justice
A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.
3 hours
CJ 326 - Computer Crime
Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.
3 hours
PLS 330 - Wildland Rec Management
A systematic approach to the management of back country, primitive, and wilderness areas.
3 hours
CJ 331 - Probation and Parole
Organization of systems of after-care treatment of juvenile and adult offenders released under probation and parole.
3 hours
IST 333 - Software Engineering II
A continuation of IST 332. It covers the system development lifecycle: requirement analysis and specifications; design methods; system implementation and integration; testing; and reuse issues. Project participation.
3 hours
IST 334 - Programming Languages
Evaluation of the specification, syntax, semantics, compilation, and software development issues surrounding the development of programming languages. Students are introduced to imperative and functional languages; concurrency, logic, object-oriented approaches.
3 hours
PLS 340 - Special Event Management
This course will study the processes for event facilitation. Special attention will be given to the roles and skills utilized by a variety of recreation managers.
3 hours
IST 341 - Human Genetics
Principles, problems, and methods in human genetics. Mendelian, biochemical, medical, quantitative, and molecular genetics, cytogenetics, bioethics applied to humans. Lab includes DNA sequencing SNP genotyping. PR: IST 241 or equivalent.
4 hours
CJ 351 - Crime Prevention
This course examines the theory, operation, and evaluation of crime prevention as a function of the criminal justice system. (PR: CJ 211: Introduction to Law Enforcement)
3 hours
PLS 361 - Visitor Behavior in NRRM
This course provides an overview and analysis of individual and group behavior as it pertains to consumer activity in the context of recreation and tourism resource environments.
3 hours
IST 363 - Network Administration
Students will explore topics in network administration in a theoretical and practical way. Students will study hardware selection, platforms, languages, control, shared resources, security, anti-virus procedures, and methodologies.
3 hours
IST 365 - Database Management
To understand the logical and physical design of data stored and retrieved from a relational database. Exposure to distributed databases, database administration and structured query language will also be done.
3 hours
CJ 400 - Applied Ethics in CJ
Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.
3 hours
CJ 401 - Teaching and Training in CJ
Students examine various theories and techniques used in teaching and training criminal justice professionals, develop lesson plans, and use technology based presentation media to present information.
3 hours
PLS 402 - Research Eval and Assess in NRRM
Theoretical & practical approach to research, evaluation and assessment of the social sciences of natural resources and recreational management.
3 hours
CJ 404 - Theoretical Criminology
A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory and research receive greater emphasis than historical development. PR: CJ200.
3 hours
PLS 411 - Nat Area and Park Plan and Design
Basic considerations in the planning and design of natural areas, parks, recreation, and sport area infrastructure, facilities and structures, including associated amenities.
3 hours
IST 423 - GIS and Data Systems
Course focuses on the relationships among the scientific method, data structures, and geographic images. Students relate hypothesis formation and databases through the development of ARCMap documents.
3 hours
IST 425 - Impact Assess Docum
Use of current concepts in conservation biology to examine the impacts of habitat perturbations on people and species of concern.
3 hours
PLS 431 - Forest Recreation Planning
A forest recreation planning course utilizing the functional planning approach based upon demand and site capability analysis. 3 lec-2 lab.
3 hours
PLS 433 - GIS/RS in Natural Resources
Focusing on natural resource management, the course will explore techniques and procedures required for spatially explicit data analysis in park and protected area applications.
3 hours
IST 436 - Advanced Web Programming
Includes topics in XHTML, JavaScript Data Object Model, dynamic application of CSS rules to page elements, browsers's support for XML, object-oriented PHP programming, server side graphics generation, web services.
3 hours
IST 439 - Game Development II:3D
Covers state of the art techniques for computer game design and development with an emphasis on the 3D graphics and interaction through practical, example driven approaches of game development.
3 hours
CJ 440 - CJ Response to Dom Violence
This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.
3 hours
IST 442 - Bioethics
Discuss ethical issues in scientific research: fraud, informed consent, genetic testing, gene therapy, cloning, new drugs, vaccines and foods produced via engineered organisms. Includes real case studies and media analysis.
3 hours
IST 443 - Protein Biotechnology
Discussion covers basics of protein structure and function, post-translational modification and transport simple immunology. Laboratories include protein quan- titation, enzyme kinetics, protein purification and dialysis protein gel electrophoresis and staining.
3 hours
IST 445 - DNA Forensics
Hands-on DNA typing of simulated crime scene evidence. Process biological samples, purify DNA, perform presumptive and confirmatory tests for blood and semen, learn microscopy, PCR genetic analysis and practice testimony.
3 hours
IST 447 - App Dig Evidence and eDisc
Course provides basic information to the student in the proper procedures for seizing digital evidence used in the commission of crime. Includes legal issues peculiar to seizing digital evidence.
4 hours
IST 449 - Data Recovery and Analysis
This course teaches students how information is recovered from electronic devices and the forensic techniques used to perform forensic examinations. In addition, legal issues regarding electronic data will be discussed.
3 hours
PLS 451 - Plan Design OHV Trails
3 hours
PLS 453 - Op Mgt OHV Trail Systems
3 hours
IST 457 - Network Penetration and Attack
Students will explore tools and techniques used to penetrate, exploit and ex filtrate data from computers and networks.
4 hours
IST 460 - Game Development III:AI
Advanced concepts of game development with a focus on artificial intelligence. AI techniques covered including A* path finding algorithm, rule-based reasoning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, genetic algorithm, knowledge representation.
3 hours
IST 462 - Network Forensics
Examination of techniques and tools used to investigate, search, collect, analyze, and report on network based breaches and events.
4 hours
IST 463 - Digital Computer Evidence
Concepts of computer forensics, including handling digital evidence, case preparation, forensic imagining, data recovery, password cracking, e-mail analysis, and reprt writing. Proper usage of different forensic tools is emphasized.
4 hours
IST 470 - Internship in IST
A supervised internship in an area of Integrated Science and Technology.
1 to 4 hours
CJ 480 - SpTp: Realities of Prison Life
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 hours
IST 480 - SpTp: Aquatic Toxicology
4 hours
PLS 480 - SpTp:Cross Cultural Leadership
3 hours
IST 481 - SpTp: Tropical Ecology
4 hours
IST 482 - SpTp: 3D Animation
3 hours
IST 483 - SpTp: Environmental Law
3 hours
CJ 490 - Internship
The placement of an individual into a criminal justice ageny (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and par- ticipate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC only.
1 to 6 hours
IST 490 - Senior Project I
Senior Capstone Experience.
3 hours
PLS 490 - Internship
A supervised. 40-hour per week, 6 week internship in which the students work with park and recreation agencies. (PR: NRRM major. Advisor approval required.)
6 hours
IST 491 - Senior Project II
Senior Capstone Experience
3 hours
CJ 500 - Applied Ethics in CJ
Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.
3 hours
CJ 501 - Teaching and Training in CJ
Students examine various theories and techniques used in teaching and training criminal justice professionals, develop lesson plans, and use technology based presentation media to present information.
3 hours
PLS 502 - Assess and Eval Rec Service
Theoretical & practical approach to evaluation as applied to recreation & leisure services. Emphasis will be upon developing sound assessment & evaluation methodology applicable to recreation & leisure studies. (PR: PLS 101)
3 hours
CJ 504 - Theoretical Criminology
A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.
3 hours
PLS 511 - Rec Areas and Facilities
Basic considerations in the planning and design of recreationsl and sport areas, facilities, and structures including associated amenities.
3 hours
ES 514 - Environmental Risk Assessment
3 hours
PLS 531 - Forest Recreation Plan
Utilizes the functional planning approach based upon demand and site capability analysis. Student conducts an in-depth recreation capability analysis in an existing park facility, presents this in written form; reviews the current literature on forest recreation development, and makes a final oral report. 3 lec.- 2 lab.
4 hours
CJ 540 - CJ Response to Dom Violence
This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.
3 hours
ES 550 - Environmental Law I
Introduction to major federal environmental legislation and related state programs, including policy issues, judicial review and practical effects.
3 hours
PLS 551 - Plan Design OHV Trails
3 hours
PLS 553 - Op Mgt OHV Trail Systems
3 hours
ES 575 - Intro to Environmental Science
The principles of chemistry, geology and mathematics used in pollution control. Topographic maps, environmental regulations, field testing and compliance. Econonmics of use of pollution control devices.
3 hours
CJ 580 - SpTp: Realities of Prison Life
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 hours
IST 580 - SpTp: Aquatic Toxicology
Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
4 hours
PLS 580 - SpTp:GIS/RS Natural Resource
Study of an advanced topic not normally covered in other courses. 3 lec.-2 lab.
3 hours
IST 581 - SpTp: Tropical Ecology
Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
4 hours
ES 583 - SpTp: Aquatic Toxicology
3 hours
CJ 590 - Internship
The placement of an individual into a criminal justice agency (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and participate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC.
1 to 6 hours
CJ 604 - Adv Theory Criminal Just
Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.
3 hours
CJ 621 - Adv Crim Law and Procedure
A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.
3 hours
ES 640 - Groundwater Princ and Monitoring
Introduction to groundwater hydrogeology; including porosity hydraulic conductivity, aquifers, groundwater flow, well hydraulics, groundwater geology, and water chemistry. (PR: A background in environmental science or geology is recommended)
3 hours
CJ 656 - Applied Statistics in CJ
Principles of statistical techniques with emphasis upon their application in the Criminal Justice system. (PR: Undergraduate statistics course and permission)
3 hours
CJ 679 - Problem Report
The preparation of a written report on a research problem or field study in Criminal Justice. (PR: CJ 655 and Permission)
3 hours
ES 680 - Thesis
Students completing ES 680 must defend their thesis in an oral examination.
1 to 6 hours
 
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