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
PLS 230 - NR and Park Mgmt and Operation
This course focuses on the origin and conceptual development of parks and protected lands, the study of management and operation practices of these areas, specifically considering the physical resources.
3 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 263 - Web Programming
Students will learn techniques for creating advanced documents and programs for the Web using HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and PHP scripting. Students will also learn how to install and maintain a Web server.
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
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
IST 322 - Assess I: Terrestrial Systems
Use of scientific procedure and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of terrestrial ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.
4 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
CJ 325 - Juvenile Justice
A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.
3 hours
CJ 332 - Correctional Rehab
Examines the theories, treatment strategies and the role of the correctional counselor. Special emphasis is given to the topics of classification, development of treatment plans and principles of effective intervention.
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
CJ 340 - Drugs and Crime
Examines the history and consequences of mind altering drugs, and criminal behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance abuse. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
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
IST 342 - Biosciences Research Meth
Students will develop proficiency in the laboratory methods used in Biosciences. These skills prepare students for successful internships and advanced courses in biotechnology and environmental sciences. Hands-on and WebCT instruction.
3 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
IST 362 - Network Protocols
This course provides students with knowledge of network terminology, structures, topologies, protocols, and inter- faces involving Local Area and Wide Area networks.
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 405 - Park and Recreation Ecology
The course is designed to help students identify and evaluate the level of resource impact, understand factors that cause impacts, and suggest management actions to minimize impacts under given conditions.
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
CJ 424 - 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
CJ 426 - Civil Liability Issues CJ
This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.
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 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 454 - Network Defense
An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.
4 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
IST 480 - SpTp: Aquatic Toxicology
4 hours
PLS 480 - SpTp: Mgt Of Service Orgs
3 hours
PLS 481 - SpTp: Resort Management
3 hours
IST 482 - SpTp: Tropical Ecology
4 hours
PLS 482 - SpTp: Intercult Leadership
3 hours
CJ 483 - SpTp: Violence in Corrections
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
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
IST 491 - Senior Project II
Senior Capstone Experience
3 hours
CJ 492 - Senior Seminar
Integrates theory with practice; identifies relationship between research and practice of criminal justice. Examines current and future research issues in criminal justice. Capstone course. (CR: CJ 404 or CJ 423)
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
CJ 524 - 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 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
PLS 551 - Plan Design OHV Trails
3 hours
PLS 553 - Op Mgt OHV Trail Systems
3 hours
PLS 580 - GIS/RS in Natural Resources
Study of an advanced topic not normally covered in other courses. 3 lec.-2 lab.
1 to 4 hours
PLS 581 - SpTp:Park and Recreation Ecology
Study of an advanced topic not normally covered in other courses. 3 lec.-2 lab.
3 hours
IST 582 - SpTp: Tropical Ecology
Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
4 hours
CJ 583 - SpTp: Violence in Corrections
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 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
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
 
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