Apr 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Course Descriptions


A typical course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin appears like this:

LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature  

The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. Undergraduate courses are those numbered from 100 to 499. All numbers above that are for graduate credit.The 100 series is primarily for freshmen; 200 – sophomores; 300 – juniors; and 400 – seniors.

Course Planning Information

Information included with the course description helps you as you plan your course schedules. General Education (Gen Ed), Racial and Ethnic Studies (RES), Global Perspective (GLP), repeatability, and terms offered (if known) are indicated.

The terms indicated serve only as a general guide and do not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester. Verify availability of a course in any given term by checking the online Open Courses listing or through Access Stout when planning your schedule.

 

Physical Education

  
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    PE-154 Fishing


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    History, terminology, regulations, equipment and techniques involved in the recreational activity of fishing.
  
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    PE-155 Introduction to Curling


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Definition and application of curling terminology, history, etiquette, technique and strategy. Curling’s interrelationship with mental and physical wellness, and professional opportunities. A special course fee applies.
  
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    PE-156 Soccer


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The development and improvement of the skills and tactics required in the sport of soccer.
  
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    PE-159 Softball


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The development and improvement of the skills required in the sport of softball.
  
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    PE-173 Skin and Scuba Diving


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to the principles and skill techniques of skin and scuba diving.
  
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    PE-176 Tennis/Beginning


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Emphasis on fundamental skills, terminology, rules, singles and doubles play for the game of tennis.
  
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    PE-182 Tumbling I


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    An introduction to basic tumbling skills, including forward, backward, and sideward rotational skills as well as springing and vaulting movements from the hands and feet.
  
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    PE-183 Tumbling II


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Continued study of tumbling techniques including forward and backward rotational skills, twisting, and connections of rotational skills.
    Prerequisite: take PE-182  
  
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    PE-184 Tumbling III


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Continued study of tumbling techniques including multiple twisting and multiple flipping rotational skills.
    Prerequisite: take PE-183  
  
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    PE-185 Volleyball


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    The application of techniques and rules of the game of volleyball.
  
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    PE-187 Weight Training


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Improvement of general physical strength and fitness using the overload method.
  
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    PE-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    PE-200 Orientation to Intercollegiate Athletics


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to intercollegiate athletics, including NCAA and conference regulations; current issues, such as professional sports, costs, drugs, Title IX, minority issues and ethics; components of athletic programs; physiology of exercise; and psychology of sport.
  
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    PE-201 Wellness and Social Responsibility


    (3 cr.)
    Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Dimensions of wellness including physical, intellectual, environmental, social, spiritual and emotional health. Assess own health, create healthy lifestyle, current trends, risks vs. benefits.  Social responsibility of health-individual and society.  Discuss health and ethical correlated issues.
  
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    PE-204 Competition in the 21st Century


    (3 cr.)
    Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Investigation into the contemporary issues and ethical considerations of Intercollegiate athletic competition. Topics will include sport governance, contemporary social issues, psychological aspects, and proper training.
  
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    PE-205 Lifelong Wellness:


    (3 cr.)
    Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Lifelong wellness through the application of healthy lifestyle choices, education and physical activity with a focus on contemporary issues, ethical reasoning and social responsibility.
  
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    PE-206 Diversity and Controversies in Sport and Exercise


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Critical examination of the issues and controversies in sport and physical activity with focus on issues of race, ethnicity, gender diversity and levels of ability.  Barriers to physical activity and the impact on health and well-being.
  
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    PE-265 Physical Activities for Young Children


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Sequential development of physical perceptual skills in children, birth to age 5; perceptual motor activities that promote development.
  
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    PE-299 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    PE-345 Basketball Officiating


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Rules and officiating techniques for men’s and women’s basketball; preparation for DGWS and/or WIAA officiating certifications.
  
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    PE-346 Football Officiating


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Application of football officiating rules and techniques.
  
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    PE-352 Theory and Management of Coaching


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Current management principles and practices applied to the profession of coaching.
  
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    PE-362 Psycho-Social Aspects of Athletics


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Examination of the psychology of sport and human movement. Understanding motivation, individual differences and social influence.
  
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    PE-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department consent
  
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    PE-401 Coaching Gymnastics


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Elements of gymnastic tumbling and use of gymnastic apparatus as part of a modern physical education program.
  
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    PE-460 Coaching Basketball


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching basketball, definite plan of offense and defense, selected techniques analyzed, rules and practice schedules, theories and their applications.
  
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    PE-461 Coaching Football


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching football, definite plan of offense and defense, selected techniques analyzed, rules and practice schedules, theories and their applications.
  
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    PE-470 Coaching Baseball


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching baseball, definite plan of offense and defense, selected techniques analyzed, rules and practice schedules, theories and their applications.
  
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    PE-471 Coaching Track and Field


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching track and field, definite plan of offense and defense, selected techniques analyzed, rules and practice schedules, theories and their applications.
  
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    PE-478 Coaching and Officiating Volleyball


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Skills and techniques of coaching and officiating competitive volleyball.
    Instructor’s Consent Required
    Prerequisite: take PE-185  
  
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    PE-480 Coaching Youth Athletes


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Coaching strategies for organized non-varsity youth sports programs–philosophy, psychology, physiology, pedagogy, prevention and care of injuries, and legalities.
  
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    PE-481 Coaching Hockey


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Philosophies, fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching offensive and defensive hockey skills and strategies; organizing and administering hockey programs at all age levels.
  
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    PE-482 Coaching Softball


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Philosophies, fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching offensive and defensive softball skills and strategies; organizing and administering softball programs at all age levels.
    Must be Sophomore level or higher
  
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    PE-483 Coaching Soccer


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Philosophies, fundamentals and methods of teaching and coaching offensive and defensive soccer skills and strategies; organizing and administering soccer programs at all age levels.
    Must be Sophomore level or higher
  
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    PE-490 Practicum in Coaching


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    On- or off-campus work and study in athletic coaching with competitive teams.
    Department Consent
  
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    PE-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Physics

  
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    PHYS-139 Introduction to Research Methods in Physics


    (3 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning & Natural Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Work on cutting edge-physics experiments in teams.  Develop verbal communication and scientific writing skills.  Basics of experimental design and how to analyze and explain data.  Experiments involving lasers, plasmas, and other topics.  Develop skills required to work in teams.  No previous physics knowledge needed.
    Prerequisite: Math competency equivalent to Placement Level 2 or higher, or completion of MATH 120  
  
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    PHYS-150 The Nature and Application of Light and Color


    (2 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Sciences
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The nature of light and color: the basic principles of our visual perception of nature and the arts are presented for students with no formal background in science.
    Prerequisite: One year H.S. Algebra and Math placement score required, or MATH-10  or higher.
  
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    PHYS-151 Astronomy


    (3 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe. Physical processes and observational methods.
  
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    PHYS-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-211 Introduction to Physics


    (3 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to principles of physics, including mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, light and sound, electricity and magnetism; their applications to specific technologies.
  
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    PHYS-212 Introduction to Physics: Lab


    (1 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Measurement, analysis and presentation of laboratory data on basic physics concepts, including mechanics, fluids, heat, electricity, light and sound.
    Corequisite: PHYS-211  
  
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    PHYS-222 Thermodynamics and Renewable Energy


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Energy resources and the laws of thermodynamics with a focus on renewable energy as well as the technology required to harness and store it. Applications include photovoltaics, wind turbines, batteries, and solar ovens.
    Prerequisite:MATH 121  
  
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    PHYS-241 College Physics I


    (5 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Calculus-based general physics course: mechanics and thermodynamics with laboratory.
    Prerequisite: take either MATH-151 , MATH-153  or MATH-156  
  
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    PHYS-242 College Physics II


    (5 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Calculus-based general physics course: electricity, sound, light and selected topics in modern physics with laboratory.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-241  
  
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    PHYS-249 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-250 The Physics of Light and Color


    (3 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Properties, sources and perception of light are examined through lectures and laboratory activity. Topics considered are: color systems and vision, optical devices and phenomena; and image formation and appearance.
    Prerequisite: Take any MATH 100-level or higher
  
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    PHYS-251 Topics in Astronomy


    (1 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Qualitative analysis emphasizing physical principles of selected topics in astronomy. Significance of modern methods of obtaining astronomical information.
  
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    PHYS-252 Neurophysics


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Examination of physical principles as they relate to brain function and neural systems. Exploration of the physics involved in techniques and technologies used in the study and imaging of the brain.
    Math Placement or MATH-120  
  
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    PHYS-255 Meteorology


    (2 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Physical processes that determine properties of the earth’s atmosphere: precipitation, atmospheric circulation, weather, climate and human influence on the atmosphere in the framework of physics.
  
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    PHYS-257 Introduction to Geology and Soil Mechanics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Physical processes involved in rock formation, mountain building, erosional landscapes, plate tectonics, earthquakes and geologic dating. Elementary soil mechanics.
  
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    PHYS-258 Introduction to Geology


    (2 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Composition of the earth and its physical processes, including geologic time, rocks and minerals, raw resources and energy, volcanism, earthquakes, streams and groundwater, weathering, glaciation, shorelines, deserts, wind, and planetary geology.
  
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    PHYS-281 University Physics I


    (5 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Calculus-based general physics course: mechanics and thermodynamics with laboratory.
    Prerequisite: take either MATH-154  or MATH-157 , or may be concurrently enrolled.
  
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    PHYS-282 University Physics II


    (5 cr.)
    Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science with Lab
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Calculus-based general physics course: electricity, sound, light, and selected topics in modern physics with laboratory.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-281  or ENGR-292  
  
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    PHYS-291 Statics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Essential elements of statics. Includes vector mechanics, coplanar and non-coplanar force systems, resultants, distributed loads, free-body diagrams, equilibrium conditions, trusses and frames, method of joints, method of sections, and force of inertia.
    Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH-154  or concurrent enrollment
  
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    PHYS-299 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-301 Physics for Future Presidents


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences - Natural Science, Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Science-related topics that a future president must master or any person interested in public policy matters with science content. Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, energy production, peak oil, nuclear power, radioactivity, environmental degradation, overpopulation, space, satellites, natural disasters, and pseudoscience.
  
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    PHYS-313 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Physics Approach


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications to atomic structure, molecular bonds, lasers, properties of condensed matter, and the structure of the nucleus.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS 282  
  
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    PHYS-321 Statics and Strength of Materials


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Force and moment equilibrium including friction, trusses, frames and machines. Simple and compound stress and strain including beams and joints.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-241  or PHYS-281  
  
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    PHYS-327 Solid State Physics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crystalline structure, lattice vibration and energy states, Brillouin zones, electrons in metals, semi-conductors, and dielectric and magnetic properties of solids.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS-282  or PHYS-242 , and take MATH-157  or MATH-154  
  
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    PHYS-329 Atomic and Nuclear Physics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Elements of atomic and nuclear physics. 
    Prerequisites: take PHYS-242  or PHYS-282 , and take MATH-154  or MATH-157  
  
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    PHYS-330 Science and the Fallible Mind for Educators


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Cross-disciplinary, physical science course primarily intended for educators. Defines and examines science with a perspective on societal issues related to the human mind, consumer marketing, psychology, religion, risk and fear, global concerns, and the use and abuse of numbers. H.S. Algebra required.
  
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    PHYS-335 Optics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Optics with emphasis on the wave nature of light: interference diffraction, polarization and coherence; their applications in holography.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS-282 , or take PHYS-242 , MATH-154  and MATH-157  
  
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    PHYS-349 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-358 Soil Science and Conservation


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Soil formation and the relationship of its physical, chemical, and biological properties to natural and agricultural ecosystems, with implications for sustainable management.
    Prerequisites: Take CHEM-135  and PHYS-258  
  
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    PHYS-360 Physics Modeling for Game Programmers


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Use of mathematics and physics to model the physical world for use in games and other computer simulations. Topics include motion, gravity, collisions, vectors, matrices, differential equations, dynamics, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, and elastic systems to model common game objects.
    Prerequisites: take CS-244 , MATH-275  and PHYS-281 , and take either MATH-154  or MATH-157  
  
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    PHYS-381 Computational Classical Mechanics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Dynamics of particles, harmonic oscillations, central force problems, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, and mechanics of rigid bodies, coupled oscillations.  Use computational software to solve, analyze, and visualize equations of motion. Develop skills necessary to study advanced physics.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS 281  or (PHYS 291  & ENGR 292 ) AND (MATH 250  or MATH 255 )
  
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    PHYS-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-413 Quantum Mechanics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Develop theoretical framework for describing nanoscopic phenomena. Wave-particle duality, wave functions, Schrodinger’s equation, quantized energy states, quantum tunneling, angular momentum and spin, time-dependent perturbation theory.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS 313  and either MATH 250  or MATH 255  
  
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    PHYS-439 Advanced Physics Laboratory


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Advanced experimental design skills, verbal communication skills, and written communication skills will be developed.  Experiments involving lasers, plasma, and other topics.  Develop skills required to lead a team of researchers.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS 313  
  
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    PHYS-449 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PHYS-458 Applied Watershed Hydrology


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Overview of the role of surface and groundwater flow in watersheds and how scientists study them including the impacts of anthropogenic activity and landscape characteristics on water quality at the watershed scale.
    MATH 121  , CHEM 135  , and Junior or Senior status.
  
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    PHYS-489 Advanced Physics Experience


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Experience leading to a deeper understanding of principles and applications of physics.
    Instructor’s Consent Required
    Must be Junior level or higher
  
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    PHYS-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Plastics Engineering

  
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    PLE-149 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PLE-305 Extrusion Theory and Applications


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Application of advanced theory in extrusion, extrusion blow molding, and thermoforming. Material specifications, part designs, die or mold designs, plasticating process and equipment, and control and monitoring systems will be emphasized.
    Prerequisites: take ETECH-250 , ENGR-275  and ETECH-210  
  
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    PLE-310 Injection Molding Theory, Design and Application


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Builds on basic injection molding knowledge with an emphasis on design, process cause and effect, troubleshooting, advanced molding techniques, cycle time reduction efforts, thermal management techniques, and rapid prototyping.
    Prerequisites: take ETECH-341 , ENGR-275 , and ETECH-210  
  
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    PLE-340 Process Simulation and Analysis


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Concepts of process modeling and simulation including rheological and thermal behavior of polymers during processing. Practical applications are analyzed utilizing commercial simulation software.
    Prerequisites: take PLE-305  and PLE-310 ; Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: ENGR 391  
  
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    PLE-349 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PLE-360 Testing and Analysis of Plastics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Mechanical, rheological, and thermal properties of plastics. Theoretical principles are combined with laboratory experimentation to identify and characterize plastics in order to evaluate how the properties relate to processing and part performance.
    Prerequisites: take ENGR-275 , ENGR-294 , and CHEM-325  
  
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    PLE-405 Capstone I: Process/Product Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Design of a product, process, and/or experiment(s) to perform a useful function or solve an industry-based or independent research problem related to plastics engineering. Requires knowledge in research, problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, project management, documentation, and experimentation.
    Corequisites: take PLE-340 , PLE-360  and INMGT-422  concurrently.
  
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    PLE-410 Capstone II: Process/Product Development


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    A study of process and/or product development through 1) applied research and experimentation, or 2) the design, building, and testing of a product assembly, used to perform a useful function or solve an industry-based/independent research problem. Process documentation and experimental analyses will be emphasized.
    Prerequisites: take PLE-405 , ENGR-415  (prerequisite or corequisite), ENGR-363 , and ENGR-325  
  
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    PLE-420 Transport Phenomena for Plastics Engineers


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fluid dynamics and heat transfer applied to plastics processing. Plastic flow behavior as a non-Newtonian fluid with shear heating. Effects of operating conditions and mold/die design on filling behavior, cooling rates, and part characteristics. Finite difference and iterative calculations employed with comparison to fluid flow simulation software.
    Prerequisites: take ENGR-275 , ENGR 391  , and PLE-340  or concurrent enrollment
  
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    PLE-449 Cooperative Education Experience


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    PLE-499 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent

Political Science

  
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    POLS-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    POLS-210 American Government


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Structures and processes of national, state and local government in the United States; constitutional framework, political theory and ideology, racial and ethnic dimensions of U.S. political culture, civil rights, media, voting, parties, elections, interest groups, and policy making.  Comparisons with selected foreign governments.
  
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    POLS-220 State And Local Government


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    State and local governments within U.S. federal system.
  
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    POLS-249 Cooperative Education Experience


    1-(8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    POLS-250 History of Race, Politics and Technology


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Cross-disciplinary Issues
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Historical and contemporary relationships between technology, assessments of technology impacts, studies of differing impacts upon distinct racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and analysis of group differences in access to political and policy-oriented remedies.
  
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    POLS-260 Problems of U.S. Foreign Policy


    (3 cr.)
    Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis of U.S. foreign policy objectives and decision making from both U.S. and foreign perspectives. Historical and contemporary problems of national defense, relationships with different regions and nations, economic and resource policies, presidential/Congressional authority, intelligence operations, and public opinion.
  
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    POLS-270 Introduction to Comparative Government


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis and comparison of basic political principles, institutions and problems of major Western, Communist and underdeveloped nations; consideration of alternative approaches to political order and change.
  
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    POLS-299 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    POLS-305 Clickbait: News, Media, and Politics in the U.S.


    (3 cr.)
    Social & Behavioral Sciences - Political Science, Social Responsibility & Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Examination of political information within a democracy; mass media’s role in political campaigns and the public’s political engagement; elected officials’ use of mass media to communicate with the public; examination of how changes in technology have allowed the political establishment and citizens to shape opinion on key issues such as race, gender, conflict, and the environment.
  
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    POLS-310 Political Parties and Elections


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis of modern political parties. Nominating methods, campaigns, elections. Practical politics in legislative bodies; machines and bosses.
    Prerequisite: take POLS-210  
  
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    POLS-315 Public Policy Analysis


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis of origins of public policy and policy- making process.  Specific case studies of public policy.
  
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    POLS-320 Public Administration


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Principles and problems of public administration in America with special attention given to the problems of democratic control and development of basic concepts of the field.
  
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    POLS-340 International Relations


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The global political system; influence of technology, ideology, ethnicity, national interests, power, morality, multinational business, international organizations, and economic, demographic and ecological patterns; approaches to managing war, violence, economic relations, global pollution and other international problems.
  
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    POLS-349 Cooperative Education Experience


    1-(8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
    Department Consent
  
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    POLS-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
 

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