Course Descriptions

BSC 104 - Introduction to Biology
Fundamentals of biology with emphasis on the unity of life, energetics, genetics and the world of living things. Intended for non-science majors.
BSC 104L - Introduction to Biology Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 104. Introduction of the scientific method, with focus on a survey of the fundamental principles of the biological sciences as they apply to life on earth.
BSC 105 - Human Biology
Fundamentals of biological human structure, function, and interactions with the environment. Intended for non-science majors. Does not count for health professions credit. 3 lec-2 lab.
BSC 105L - Human Biology Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 105. Investigations of human structure, function, and interactions with the environment. Intended for non-science majors; does not count for health professions credit.
BSC 120 - Principles of Biology I
Study of core biological principles common to all organisms. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students.
BSC 120H - Principles of Biology I Honors
Study of basic biological principles common to all organisms through lecture and laboratory activities. Chemistry of life, cell biology, metabolism, heredity, and evolution. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec-2-lab. (PR: at least 21 on Math ACT, or C or better in MTH 121 or higher)
BSC 120L - Principles of Biology I Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 120. Practical exercises focuses on investigation of core biological principles common to all organisms.
BSC 121 - Principles of Biology II
A continuation of the study of core biological principles common to all organisms. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students.
BSC 121L - Prin of Biology II Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 121. Continuation of practical exercises focused on investigation of core biological principles common to all organisms.
BSC 227 - Human Anatomy
Principles of gross and microscopic anatomy of human body systems and their development. Provides preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count towards a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-2 lab (ACT composite 19 or higher or 12 hrs. college credit, 100 level or above with minimum GPA of 2.3)
BSC 227L - Human Anatomy Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 227. Practical and computer aided exercises related to gross and microscopic anatomy of human body systems and their development. Does not count toward a major in Biological Sciences.
BSC 228 - Human Physiology
Fundamentals of normal human physiology, from cells to systems. Provides the scientific background for understanding pathophysiology and preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count toward a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 227 with grade C or better)
BSC 228L - Human Physiology Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 228. Introduction of the scientific method, with focus on interpretation of data and application toward physiological systems. Does not count toward a major in Biological Sciences.
BSC 250 - Microbiol and Human Disease
Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in the disease process. Does not count towards a major in Biological Sciences.
BSC 250L - Microbio and Human Disease Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 250. Practical exercises with emphasis on microscopy, microorganism identification, and aseptic technique. Does not count towards a major in Biological Sciences.
BSC 302 - Principles of Microbiology
Basic microbiological techniques, fundamental principles of microbial action, physiological processes, immunology, serology, disease process. (PR: BSC 121 with grade of C or better) This course is lecture only (the associated lab for this course is listed under a different course number)
BSC 304 - Microbiology Lab
A laboratory course emphasizing basic microbiological techniques including preparation of culture media, gram staining, isolation and identification of bacteria from diverse environments, and evaluation of antiseptics and disinfectants.
BSC 320 - Principles of Ecology
A fundamental approach to the basic principles underlying the interrelationships of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environments. A variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will be studied in the field and in the laboratory. 3 lec-3 lab.
BSC 322 - Principles Cell Biology
A fundamental approach to the principles of cell biology covering general cellular structure and function,organelles, intercellular interactions, molecular interactions, and modern cellular and molecular methods. 3 lec-3 lab.
BSC 324 - Principles of Genetics
The fundamental principles and mechanisms of inheritance. 3 lec-3 lab.
BSC 332 - Principles of Human Anatomy
An overview of the major anatomical regions and functional systems, with a focus on human anatomy in a comparative and evolutionary context.
BSC 332L - Prin of Human Anatomy Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 332. Practical investigation of human anatomy in a comparative and evolutionary context.
BSC 334 - Principles of Human Physiology
An overview of the major physiological systems, with focus on comparative, molecular, and pathophysiology.
BSC 334L - Prin of Human Physiology Lab
Laboratory companion course to BSC 334. Investigation of key physiological systems with focus on data acquisition and analysis.
BSC 340 - Principles of Evolution
An overview of the unity and diversity of life, and the mechanisms and processes of evolutionary change at the population, organismal, and molecular levels.
BSC 401 - Ichthyology
Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and representative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.
BSC 417 - Biostatistics
Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures,regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP.
BSC 422 - Animal Physiology
Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 322, CHM 355, MTH 140 or 132 or 229; or permission)
BSC 438 - Emerging Infectious Diseases
Introduces students to infectious diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.
BSC 451 - Molecular Medicine
Discussion of applications of molecular biology to modern medicine, including diagnostics, treatments, and development of new strategies and interventions.
BSC 456 - Genes and Development
Focuses on mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, morphogenesis, and induction. Genetic manipulations of the model organism Drosophilia will illustrate current information.
BSC 480 - SpTp: Wildlife Ecology and Mgmt
BSC 481 - SpTp: Human Genetics
BSC 482 - SpTp: Drugs, Brain, and Behavior
BSC 491 - Capstone Experience
A student-driving research or career shadowing experience under a qualified mentor. Must be approved by the Department of Biological Sciences prior to registration.
BSC 501 - Ichthyology
Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and representative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.
BSC 517 - Biostatistics
Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications.Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, AVONA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)
BSC 522 - Animal Physiology
Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.
BSC 538 - Emerging Infectious Diseases
Introduces students to infections diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.
BSC 556 - Genes and Development
An in depth study of the genetic mechanisms of complex organismal development including cell specification, induction and morphogenesis.
BSC 580 - SpTp: Wildlife Ecology and Mgmt
(PR: Permission)
BSC 640 - Cell Bio and Biotechnology
Broad coverage of applied cell biology, biotechnology with high current interest and utility to the medical, agricultural and commercial product development. Application of DNA technologies for biotech commercialization.
BSC 660 - Seminar I
Topics relevant to preparation for a career in the life sciences including: literature mining and interpretation, scientific ethics, preparation and delivery of scientific presentations, and career development tools.
BSC 662 - Seminar II
Oral presentation of individual topics.
BSC 679 - PrRp: Ecological Analysis
Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)
BSC 679 - PrRp: Fish Bioacoustics
Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)
BSC 681 - Thesis
By permission of adviser.
BSC 717 - Ana Physio Pathophy Nur Anes I
Anatomy, Physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the respiratory and renal systems.
BSC 718 - Ana Psy Path Nurse Anes II
Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the cardiovascular system.
CFS 200 - Introduction to CFS
This course teaches student 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.
CFS 305 - Open Source Intelligence
This course identifies and demonstrates free online resources that can aid investigators in searching the Internet for resources that can be applied to domestic and international investigations.
CFS 357 - Network Penetration and Attack
Students will explore tools and techniques used to penetrate, exploit and ex filtrate data from computers and networks.
CFS 400 - Intro to Cyber Forensics
This course teaches students how information is recovering from electronic devices and the forensic techniques used to perform forensic examinations. In addition, legal issues regarding electronic data will be discussed.
CFS 448 - Multimedia Forensics
Course will introduce principles of multimedia forensics and their application to digital forensics. Practical forensics enhancements and analysis techniques, including how to prepare forensically-sound exhibits are covered.
CFS 460 - Applied Cyber Forensics
Introduction to the principles, practices and tools of digital forensics and electronic discovery. Hands-on exercises in a simulated real-world environment are a critical component of the course.
CFS 461 - Cyber Warfare
Broad examination of this new form of conflict including the role of nation states, the challenge of attribution, potential impact on the physical world, and current government policy and doctrine.
CFS 467 - Mobile Device Forensics
Identification, preservation, collection, analysis, and reporting techniques and tools used in the forensics examination of mobile devices such as cell phones and GPS units.
CFS 470 - Internship
CFS 480 - SpTp: Network Defense
CFS 490 - Capstone
This course reinforces assesses the student's ability to apply core digital forensics and information assurance knowledge and skills in a series of realistic practical exercises.
CFS 500 - Intro to Digital Forensics
Introduces students to core digital forensic concepts, including data storage, imaging, the digital forensics process, common Windows artifacts, and the fundamentals of the forensic examination of digital media using AccessData.
CFS 660 - Red Team
Students will learn how to plan and execute and end-to-end adversary emulation and build a red team program, leverage threat intelligence to map against adversary tactic and tool automation.
CFS 670 - Practicum
Students will gain experience and practical knowledge working with professionals in the field of Cyber Forensics and Security as well as gaining real-world experience.
CFS 675 - Research in CFS
Students will plan, implement, research and present a solution to a real-world problem within cyber forensics & defense, demonstrating their technical and professional skills. Must be pre-approved before registering.
CFS 680 - SpTp: Advanced Cyber Forensics
CFS 690 - Capstone
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Masters Degree in Cyber Forensics and Security. This course builds on the concepts covered within the program of study.
CHM 111 - Foundations of Chemistry
This course will introduce students to basic chemical facts and concepts. Topics will include units, dimensional analysis, nomenclature, solutions, atomic structure, and stoichiometry.
CHM 205 - General, Organic, and Biochem
Introductory course for health professions students and non-science majors covering basic chemical principles with applications in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
CHM 211 - Principles of Chemistry I
A study of the properties of materials and their interactions with each other. Development of theories and applications of the principles of energetics, dynamics and structure. Intended primarily for science majors and preprofessional students. 3 lec.
CHM 212 - Principles Chemistry II
A continuation of chemistry 211 with emphasis on the inorganic chemistry of the representative elements and transition metals. 3 lec.
CHM 217 - Principles of Chem Lab I
A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2ll.
CHM 218 - Principles of Chem Lab II
A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2l2.
CHM 305 - Research Methods Chem
A survey course concerning the use of the chemical literature with an emphasis on online computer searching and ethical issues relating to the conduct of scientific research and the relationship of science to society.
CHM 327 - Intro Organic Chemistry
A one semester introduction to organic chemistry emphasizing structure, nomenclature, and reactivity. (Cannot fulfill an upper division chemistry elective.)
CHM 331 - Chemistry Seminar
Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
CHM 345 - Intro to Analytical Chem
An introduction to basic techniques of analytical chemistry and data analysis through statistical procedures. Traditional wet and contemporary instrumental methods are covered with an emphasis on experimental care and craftsmanship.
CHM 355 - Organic Chemistry I
A systematic study of organic chemistry including modern structural theory, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry; application of these topics to the study of reactions and their mechanisms and applications to synthesis. 3 lec.
CHM 356 - Organic Chemistry II
Continuation of Chemistry 355. 3 lec.
CHM 357 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum
A study of quantum mechanics applied to atomic structure, chemical bonding, and spectroscopy. 3 lec.-2 lab.
CHM 361 - Intro Organic Chm Lab
An introduction to of experimental organic chemistry with emphasis on fundamental techniques and their application to the preparation and identification of organic compounds. 6 lab.
CHM 365 - Introductory Biochemistry
A survey course including introduction to basic biochemical concepts, metabolic pathways, and bioenergetics. 3 lec.
CHM 390H - Honors in Chemistry
Independent study or undergraduate research project for outstanding students.
CHM 401 - Research for Undergrad
Students engage in research project in collaboration with a faculty member.
CHM 431 - Chemistry Seminar
Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
CHM 432 - Chemistry Seminar
Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research. Students also present an oral and written presentation of their capstone experience.
CHM 448 - Adv Inorganic Chemistry I
Study of physical properties and periodic relationships of inorganic materials. 3 lec, 2 lab.
CHM 481 - SpTp: App of Chem Ed
CHM 490 - Internship
Students engage in supervised chemical laboratory work in a professional setting.
CHM 491 - Capstone Experience
Students engage in a collaborative research project with a faculty member.
CHM 542 - Quantum Mechanics
An introductory course in quantum mechanics. 3 lec.
CHM 548 - Adv Inorganic Chemistry I
Study of physical and chemical properties and periodic relationships of inorganic materials. 3 lec, 2 lab (PR: CHM 356, CHM 307, or CHM 357)
CHM 632 - Seminar
CHM 682 - Research
Credit in the course is earned by pursuing a directed original investigation in a field of chemistry. Twelve semester hours credit in research are applied toward the M.S. degree. Students may sign for one or more credit hurs per semester depending upon the time to be spent on research. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each term or semester.
CIT 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Apps
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.
CIT 163 - Intro to Programming: C++
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.
CIT 260 - Instrumentation
The course introduces students to modern data gathering methods, laboratory instrumentation, and programming. Focuses range from transportation development, forensics, to environmental issues.
CIT 263 - Web Programming I
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.
CIT 265 - C# NET Programming
Covers the essentials for developing robust and secure applications using C#, Windows forms, and the .NET framework. Also covers ADO.NET, writing secure .NET applications and web services.
CIT 332 - Software Engineering I
Introduction to the industrial process of software systems development. The course covers project management and planning risk management issues; software quality and configuration issues; and processes, methods, and development tools.
CIT 340 - Game Development I:2D
Covers computer software industry, history and the role of a creative game development team. Students will participate in the game development process, including art, animation, programming, music, sound and writing.
CIT 352 - Network Protocols and Admin
This course provides students with knowledge of network terminology, structures, topologies, protocols, and inter-faces involving Local Area and Wide Area networks.
CIT 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.
CIT 440 - Computer Graphics for Gaming
Fundamental concepts dealing with the display of graphic information on semi-interactive storage tube displays. The course includes techniques for hidden line display, hidden line removal, and two- and three-dimensional transformation.
CIT 447 - Modeling/Simulation Dev
Course applies fundamentals of game development to educational games or simulations within a virtual world. Explores virtual worlds, basic scripting/modeling techniques and role-playing simulations to teach any concept.
CIT 466 - Database Programming
This course teaches students database programming available to relational database systems. Students will work with fourth generation languages to analyze, design and develop, and execute programs in a database environment.
CIT 470 - Internship in CIT
Capstone course in CIT. A professionally supervised internship within the student's area of emphasis in the Computer and Information Technology major. Must be pre-approved before registering.
CIT 490 - Capstone Project in CIT
Capstone course in CIT. Students will plan, implement, and present a solution to a real-world problem within their emphasis demonstrating their technical and professional skills. Must be pre-approved before registering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CJ 314 - Crime Scene and Investigations
This course exposes students to crime scene evidence, collection techniques, and the various uses of modern technology in preserving and analyzing evidence.
CJ 322 - Criminal Law
History and development of criminal law, elements of a crime; parties to a crime, types of offenses.
CJ 323 - Criminal Procedure
Admissibility of evidence and confessions, recent civil rights decisions, reconciling individual rights and community interest in law and order.
CJ 325 - Juvenile Justice
A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.
CJ 331 - Probation and Parole
Organization of systems of after-care treatment of juvenile and adult offenders released under probation and parole.
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.
CJ 403 - Understanding Cybercrime
Examination of hacking, piracy, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and other cybercrimes through the lens of various criminological theories with an emphasis on research methodology and criminal justice policy.
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.
CJ 410 - Police Administration
Functins and activities of police agencies. Police department organizations, responsibilities of upper level administrators. Current administrative experimentation on law enforcement agencies.
CJ 416 - 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.
CJ 422 - Law of Evidence
Leading rules and principles of exclusion and selection; burden of proof, nature and effect of presumptions; proof of authenticity and contents of writings; examinations, compentency and privilege of witnesses.
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)
CJ 503 - Understanding Cybercrime
Examination of hacking, piracy, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and other cybercrimes through the lens of various criminological theories with an emphasis on research methodology and criminal justice policy.
CJ 516 - Terrorism
This course provides students with a working knowledge of the history of terrorism, the current status of terrorist groups, terrorism tactics, and methods to counteract terrorism.
CJ 601 - Seminar Criminal Justice
A forum to acquaint students, faculty and guests with each others' research and experiences in dealing with criminal justice issues.
CJ 655 - Research Methods in CJ
Elements of scientific research; interaction between research and theory; use of data processing resources.
CJ 699 - Capstone Experience
A culminating experience where students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their program of study to create, in collaboration with an agency or organization in the field, an original, scholarly work that addresses a current issue of concern.
FSC 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.
FSC 600 - Molecular Biology
A study of the molecular biology of the cell and its organelles, cell interactions, and differentiation.
FSC 606 - Crime Scene/Death Investiga
Establishes foundations and techniques for proper crime scene investigation with or without a victim's body. Logical approach for collecting evidence and documenting scene and collection process.
FSC 607 - Blood Stain Pattern Analysis
A comprehensive bloodstain pattern analysis course including bullet trajectory, courtroom testimony, and report writing. This course is taught as a combination of lectures, laboratories, and practical exercises.
FSC 609 - Network Forensics
Teaches the basics of how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes as well as used as a source of evidence.
FSC 612 - Intro Foren Micro/Trace
Introduction to various types of microscopy used in forensics, including scanning electron microscopy, light and fluorescence microscopy and polarizing microscopy. Photographic techniques used for documentation will also be discussed.
FSC 622 - Forensic Analytical Chem
Analytical chemistry instrumentation and methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of drugs, toxicology, arson, explosives, trace evidence and sample collection and processing.
FSC 624 - Biochemistry: Forensic Science
This comprehensive course in biochemistry focuses on concepts appropriate to forensic science and designed to meet forensic science educational standards at a national level.
FSC 627 - Human Genetics
Human Genetics serves as an introduction to the study of heritable traits in humans and their molecular basis; basic genetic principles, statistics, and probability; population database analyses; principles of population genetics and laws of Mendelian genetics as they relate to human identification; application of paternity testing and identification of human remains; use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and mtDNA profiling in forensic applications.
FSC 628 - Chem Analysis Trace Evidence
A continuation of FSC 622 emphasizing additional types of evidence including paint, inks, fibers, and plastics. Methods Include pyrolysis-GCMS, micro-FTIR, GPC and capillary electrophoresis. Required course for Forensic Chemistry emphasis.
FSC 629 - Advanced DNA Technologies
This course will provide advanced instruction in DNA technologies to assist in the preparation for a career in a forensic DNA laboratory.
FSC 632 - Found Fund Digital Forensics
The course provides fundamental information to lay the foundation for the Digital Forensics Area of Emphasis. A range of topics includes laws and regulations relating to stored digital data, quality assurance and ethics in a digital laboratory, basic terminology, computer hardware and various storage media, software, including operating and file systems, and basics concepts of computer security. The course is taught primarily in a lecture format. Class discussions and participation in practical exercises supplement lectures.
FSC 640 - Firearms Toolmarks I
This course provides an enhanced learning experience designed to reduce the time to competency typical of the knowledge required component fo a firearms examiner training program. FSC 640 is the first of two firearms and toolmarks examiner training courses.
FSC 641 - Firearms Toolmarks II
This course provides an enhanced learning experience designed to reduce the time to competency typical of the knowledge required component of a firearms examiner training program. FSC 641 is the second of two firearms and toolmarks examiner training courses.
FSC 650 - SpTp:TAP FBI QAS Forensic Vali
Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.
FSC 680 - Seminar
Faculty, student and guest speaker presentations of topics pertinent to forensic science.
GLY 100 - Geologic Hazards and Resources
Introductory course for non-science majors focusing on (i) Earth Hazards; and mitigation, (ii) Climate change and its impacts; and (iii) Earth and Energy resources, their origin, development, and environmental impacts.
GLY 150 - Intro Oceanography
Origin of the seas and ocean basins. Processes of marine sedimentation and seawater chemistry. Dynamics of air/sea interaction, circulation, waves and tides. Description of coastal and other marine environments.
GLY 150L - Intro Oceanography Lab
A complementary laboratory to Introductory Oceanography, GLY 150. A series of exercises relating to bathymetry, accoustic profiling, marine charts, properties of seawater, sea floor sediments, currents, waves and tides.
GLY 170 - Geology of the National Parks
An introduction to U.S. Parks and Monuments including earth materials, plate tectonic setting, formative geologic processes, and natural history; brief overview of history and purpose of the National Park Service.
GLY 200 - The Dynamic Earth
An elementary but comprehensive physical geology course that deals with the earth's origin, composition, structures, tectonics and processes. Intended primarily for, but not limited to, the science major. 3 lec.
GLY 210L - Earth Materials Lab
An introduction to laboratory methods and materials as applied to the identification, classification, recovery and uses of earth resources. 2 lab.
GLY 212 - Geological Field Mapping
Introduction to geologic map interpretation, qualitative and quantitative methods of geologic map and cross-section preparation, and basic ArcGIS mapping methods. 2 lec 1 lab. (Field Work). (PR: GLY 110 or 200, and 210L. Required of majors).
GLY 320L - Geology Lab Techniques
Techniques of collection, preparation and analysis of mineral, rock and water samples, and the use of different instruments for obtaining quality data. Will also cover tools used for data interpretation.
GLY 325 - Stratigraphy and Sediment
Formation, organization, sequence, and correlation of sedimentary rocks; study of the orgin, transportation and deposition of rock-forming sediments. 3 lec-2 lab.
GLY 457 - Engineering Geology
Consideration of geotechnical problems faced by geologists and engineers. Major topics include mechanics and classification of soil and rock, and geotechnical aspects of groundwater.
GLY 491 - Capstone Experience
An independent study involving a research project or internship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
GLY 557 - Engineering Geology
Consideration of geotechnical problems faced by geologists and engineers. Major topics include mechanics and classification of soil and rock, and geotechnical aspects of groundwater.
GLY 640 - Physical Aspects Geology
GLY 641 - Biological Aspect Geology
GLY 642 - Chemical Aspects Geology
MTH 102 - Prep for College Math B
A mastery-based course that will prepare students for college algebra.
MTH 102B - Abr Prep for College Math B
An abridged mastery-based course that will prepare students for College Algebra.
MTH 121 - Concepts and Applications (CT)
Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, problem-solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic models, formula use, and financial concepts.
MTH 121B - Cncpts and Apps-Expanded (CT)
Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, linear modeling, statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, and financial concepts, with arithmetic review.
MTH 122 - Plane Trigonometry
Definitions of circular functions; graphs to trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and applications.
MTH 127 - College Algebra-Expanded
A brief but careful review of the main techniques of algebra. Polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
MTH 130 - College Algebra
Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
MTH 132 - Precalculus with Sci Applica
Functions used in calculus including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, Binomial Theorem.
MTH 140 - Applied Calculus
A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications.
MTH 140H - Applied Calculus Honors
A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications. This honors course will also introduce topics from differential equations with applications.
MTH 160 - Applied Math Reasoning (CT)
A critical thinking course in applied mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, problem solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, formula use.
MTH 220 - Discrete Structures
Sets, relations, directed and undirected graphs, monoids, groups, lattices, Boolean algebra, and propositional logic.
MTH 229 - Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.
MTH 229H - Calculus I Honors (CT)
An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry for honors students, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.
MTH 230 - Calculus/Analytic Geom II
A study of the conics and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, indeterminate forms and infinite series.
MTH 231 - Calculus/Analytic Geom III
Analytic geometry of two and three dimensions, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals.
MTH 300 - Intro to Higher Math
A transition between elementary calculus and higher mathematics with emphasis on techniques of proofs.
MTH 329 - Elementary Linear Algebra
Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications.
MTH 335 - Ordinary Diff Equations
A study of differential equations, their solutions, and applications to physical systems, emphasizing closed-form solving methods. Laplace transforms, orthogonal functions, approximation and numerical methods with applications. (PR: C or better in MTH 231)
MTH 427 - Advanced Calculus I
The number system, limits, sequences, partial differentiation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.
MTH 443 - Numerical Analysis
The theory and technique of numerical computation involving the difference calculus, the summation calculus, interpolation methods, solution of systems of equations, and methods of solution of ordinary differential equations.
MTH 448 - Modern Geometries
Finite geometrics, basic background material for the modern development of Euclidean Geometry, other geometries.
MTH 450 - Modern Algebra I
Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and applications from number theory.
MTH 480 - SpTp: Practical Math
MTH 481 - SpTp: Effective Math Thinking
MTH 490 - Internship in Mathematics
A supervised internship in an area of mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. By permission only.
MTH 491 - Senior Seminar
Capstone experience in reading, doing writing and speaking mathematics. Student will explore topics related to a theme chosen by the instructor. (PR: MTH 300 and Permission)
MTH 527 - Advanced Calculus I
The number system, limits, sequences, partial differentiation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.
MTH 548 - Modern Geometries
Finite geometrics, basic background material for the modern development of Euclidean Geometry, other geometries.
MTH 550 - Modern Algebra I
Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and applications from Number Theory.
MTH 589 - Graduate Mathematics Seminar
A seminar on topics relevant to graduate students in mathematics, including college-level teaching, conducting research, professional ethics, and mathematics careers. THis course does not satisfy any degree requirements.
MTH 643 - Numerical Analysis
The theory and technique of numerical computation involving the difference calculus, the summation calculus, interpolation methods, solutions of equations, and methods of solution of ordinary differential equations.
MTH 681 - Thesis
NRE 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.
NRE 120 - Discussion in Environ Sci (CT)
Critical thinking course designed to examine and explore issues in environmental science including protection of terrestrial and aquatic resources and production of energy and food for a growing population.
NRE 200 - Introduction to Agriculture
This course will discuss scientific concepts essential to agriscience and examine practices, careers, and new directions in various fields in agriculture.
NRE 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.
NRE 300 - Principles of Soil Science
This course will examine the principles of soils, including origin, composition, classification, and physical, chemical, and biological properties and processes, as well as agricultural and environmental applications.
NRE 301 - Principles of Soil Science Lab
A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in NRE 300 Principles of Soil Science.
NRE 320 - Nature Enviro Problems
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.
NRE 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.
NRE 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.
NRE 425 - Water Policy and Regulations
Examination of how aquatic resources are protected for humans and species of concern by current regulatory framework.
NRE 470 - ES Internship
A supervised internship in an area of natural resources and the environment.
NRE 480 - SpTp: Hospitality and Tourism
A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.
NRE 481 - SpTp: Resort Management
A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.
NRE 483 - SpTp: Mgmt of Service Orgs
A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.
NRE 491 - ES Senior Capstone
Students develop and complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the NRE department (capstone).
NRRM 101 - Intro Natural Res and Rec Mgmt
An orientation to the profession and its settings, emphasizing history, trends, concepts, and relationships to other fields.
NRRM 200 - 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.
NRRM 350 - Adventure Education Leadership
This course focuses on preparing students to be outdoor adventure education leaders, facilitating programs in both the front and back country utilizing adventure education techniques in an outdoor setting.
NRRM 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.
NRRM 432 - Wilderness/Protected Area Mgmt
This course will examine the historic and current philosophies of wilderness and protected area management as applicable to NGOs, local, state, and federal land management programs.
NRRM 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.
PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic principles in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics.
PHY 101L - Conceptual Physics Lab
Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
PHY 201 - General Physics
First half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and vectors by triangles: force, energy, particle dynmaics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermal phenomena.
PHY 202 - General Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.
PHY 203 - College Physics II
Second half of an introduction to physics for students of natural (life) sciences, using algebra and vectors by triangles: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
PHY 204 - General Physics Lab
Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.
PHY 211 - Principles of Physics
First half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: force, energy, particle dynamics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermodynamics.
PHY 213 - Principles of Physics
Second half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
PHY 261 - Enhancement for Physics I
Additional aspects in mechanics (calculus, array vectors and matrices, distributions), to make College Physics 1 equivalent to University Physics 1.
PHY 320 - Intro Modern Physics
An introductory study of atomic and molecular theories, relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. 3 lec.
PHY 421 - Modern Physics Lab
Laboratory exercises on modern physics topics encompassing both experiments of historic significance and current applications. To be taken with Physics 320, or equivalent.
PHY 445 - Math Methods of Physics
An introduction to theory of orthogonal functions, curvilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields, and their applications in physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.
PHY 491 - Cap: PHY Labs and Fun Factor
To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).
PHY 491 - Capstone
To give a capstone expeience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: CSD 203, or 218 and lab).
PHY 521 - Modern Physics Lab
Laboratory exercises on modern physics topics encompassing both experiments of historic significance and current applications. To be taken with Physics 320, or equivalent.
PHY 545 - Math Methods of Physics
An introduction to the theory of orthogonal functions, curvilinear coordinate systems, vector and tensor fields and their applications in Physics. Problems are drawn from different areas of physics. 3 lec.
PHY 608 - Statistical Mechanics
The course introduces thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to graduate students of physics and other science and engineering disciplines as two complimentary approaches to study physical properties of systems in equilibrium.
PS 101 - Introductory Astronomy (CT)
A survey of the past, present, and future of the Universe, from our solar system, to the nearby stars, our Milky Way galaxy and far beyond.
PS 500 - Astronomy
A study of the stars and planets and galaxies, planetary motion, cosmology and cosmography. Designed to assist teachers and others to develop an interest in astronomy.
PS 500L - Astronomy Laboratory
Fundamental observations in astronomy and their interpretation through physical laws. Quantitative discussion or orbital motion, time, telescopes, solar system, stars, galaxies, and limited opportunity for astronomical observation.
PS 660 - Independent Studies
Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
STA 150 - Foundations of Statistics
A critical thinking course on the basic foundation of Statistics for non-majors, allowing them to better prepare, develop and harness discipline-specific skills.
STA 150B - Foundations of Stats-Expanded
A critical thinking course on the basic foundation of Statistics for non-majors with algebra review, allowing them to better prepare, develop and harness discipline-specific skills.
STA 150L - Foundations of Statistics Lab
A lab to provide training in using the SPSS software in Foundations of Statistics for non-majors.
STA 225 - Introductory Statistics (CT)
Introduction to statistical analysis.
STA 345 - Applied Prob and Stat
Statistical methods in scientific/engineering research, with emphasis on applications. Probability modeling, experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA/factor analysis. Implementation using statistical software such as Excel/SAS.
STA 412 - Regression Analysis
Determining regression models; deriving parameter estimates using calculus; detailed coverage of tests of assumptions and remedial procedures (transformations and weithted least-squares); multiple and polynomial regression; tests and corrections for autocorrelation.
STA 422 - Time Series Forecasting
Finding statistical models to represent various time dependent phenomena and processes; coverage of a variety of forecasting techniques, with an emphasis on adaptive, regression, and Box-Jenkins procedures.
STA 445 - Probability and Statistics I
Probability spaces, conditional probability, and applications. Random variables, distributions, expectation, and moments.
STA 512 - Regression Analysis
Determining regression models; deriving parameter estimates using calculus; detailed coverage of tests of assumptions and remedial procedures (transformations and weighted least-squares); multiple and polynomial regression; tests and corrections for autocorrelation.
STA 518 - Biostatistics
Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. May not be used for any degree offered by the Department of Mathematics.
STA 545 - Probability and Statistics I
Probability spaces, conditional probability, and applications. Random variables, distributions, expectations, and moments.
STA 634 - Stat Mtds for Researchers
Aspects of statistical modeling including model building, adequacy assessment, inference, and prediction. Applications to social biological, and medical sciences; engineering; and industry.
STA 661 - Adv Math Statistics
Topics in mathematical statistics including distribution theory for functions of random variables, convergence concepts, sufficient statistics, finding optimal estimates for parameters, optimal test of hypotheses. (PR: MTH 546)
STA 663 - Time Series Forecasting
Finding statistical models to represent various time-dependent phenomena and processes; coverage of a variety of forecasting techniques, with an emphasis on adaptive, regression, and Box-Jenkins procedures.
STA 681 - Thesis
Investigate a theoretical or applied statistics problem under faculty mentorship.