Mar 03, 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.

 

Education

  
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    EDUC-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    EDUC-210 Impacts of Technology on Learning


    (3 cr.)
    Cross-disciplinary Issues
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The impacts of technology on individual learners and society; the role technology plays in both the information and formal education of individuals; contemporary developments and issues related to the use of technology in individual and collective learning scenarios.
  
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    EDUC-211 Technology, Fab Lab, and Society


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Historical, social, political and technological survey of design and prototyping in context of digital fabrication spaces.
  
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    EDUC-260 Images of Education: Not Another Brick in the Wall


    (3 cr.)
    Cross-disciplinary Issues
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    A multidisciplinary approach to the experience of becoming educated; an opportunity to understand education from a critical reading of historical, philosophical, literary and cinematic explorations about school and schooling.
  
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    EDUC-299 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    EDUC-303 Educational Psychology


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Psychological aspects of learning, teaching, and assessment processes within educational contexts. Focus on the principles of learning and cognition, human development, individual and group differences, teaching and assessment processes.
    Must be Sophomore level or higher
  
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    EDUC-304 Secondary Curriculum Methods and Assessment


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discipline-specific curriculum, methods, and assessment procedures for teaching content minors.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion
  
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    EDUC-305 Student Teaching


    (2-16 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Directed teaching in school setting in subject area consistent with teaching minor or add-on certification. Completion of teacher work sample and portfolio.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: Benchmark II completion
  
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    EDUC-307 Racial and Cultural Perspectives on Applied Human Relations


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Major themes on how race and ethnicity shape personal and interpersonal relationships.
  
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    EDUC-309 Methods, Materials, and Management for Middle Childhood Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Focus on developmentally appropriate teaching practices in elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). Program models; learning environments; local, state, and national standards; assessment techniques; instructional approaches, and lesson planning for elementary students.
    Benchmark I Completed
  
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    EDUC-310 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Science


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Curriculum, methods, and assessment in middle childhood science teaching for children ages 9 through 11. Knowledge and performances in the areas of planning, classroom management, instruction, and professional responsibilities of reflection, communication are the focus.
    Benchmark I Completed
  
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    EDUC-311 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Math


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating mathematics curricula for elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 1) utilizing process skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the mathematical areas, 3) assessment, 4) mathematical content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the mathematical classroom. Students will continue to develop skills in the classroom environment while maintaining professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level.
    Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion
  
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    EDUC-312 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Social Studies


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating social studies curricula for elementary classrooms(grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 10 utilizing development skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the content of social studies, 3) assessment, 4) social studies content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the teaching of social studies in the classroom. Develop skills in the classroom environment and maintain professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level.
    Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion
  
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    EDUC-313 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods Language Arts


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating reading/language arts curricula for elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). Emphasis is placed on: 1) utilizing development skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the content of reading/language arts, 3) assessment, 4) reading/language arts content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the teaching of reading/language arts in the classroom. Develop skills in the classroom environment and maintain professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level.
    BENCHMARK 1 Completion
  
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    EDUC-314 Student Teaching in Elementary Grades


    (4-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Full-day student teaching at the elementary level (grades 4-6) in a public school setting. Middle childhood student teaching experience follows the public school district calendar.
    Department Consent
    Prerequisite: Benchmark II completion
  
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    EDUC-320 Racism and Colonialism: Impact on Communities and Education


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Study of systemic hegemony as race, ethnicity, gender, and social class, with a focus on education, language and literature practices, and communities in the United States, Europe, and the societies they colonized. Critical and creative learning experience to evaluate the impact of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and empire on schools and communities.
  
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    EDUC-326 Foundations of Education


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    The study of education and schooling through philosophical, historical, sociological and curricular contexts.
  
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    EDUC-330 Multiculturalism: Dialogue and Field Experience


    (3 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Intensive examination of multiculturalism in the U.S. and global schools and communities: the educational and cultural needs of diverse social groups, discussion of hegemony, cultural, racial, socioeconomic, political, gender, LGBT, and language barriers to equal educational and economic opportunity. Field experience. Strategies for educational and socioeconomic equity.
    Prerequisite: Background check required.
  
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    EDUC-336 Multiculturalism: Issues & Perspectives


    (2 cr.)
    Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    An intensive examination of multiculturalism in U.S. and global schools and communities.  Examination of the educational and cultural needs of diverse social and cultural groups.  Discussion of hegemony, and cultural, race, socioeconomic, political, gender, LGBT, and language barriers to equal educational and economic opportunity.  Strategies for educational and socioeconomic equity.
  
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    EDUC-349 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research, issues and problems related to current reform in teaching middle school mathematics, including planning curriculum, assessing student learning, managing instruction, and providing for individual needs.
  
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    EDUC-376 Cross-Cultural Field Experience


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Supervised field experience in an educational setting with diverse learners to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity. The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary for educators to facilitate learning for all students are emphasized.
    Benchmark I Completed
  
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    EDUC-380 Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Current philosophies in reading and language arts education, the centrality of language arts to the elementary curriculum and methodologies for the elementary classroom.
    Benchmark I Completed
  
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    EDUC-381 Preclinical: Elementary Ed Language Arts and Reading


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Supervised teaching experience in developing the prospective teacher’s ability in elementary education language arts and reading skills.
    Benchmark I Completed
  
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    EDUC-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    EDUC-400 Workshop: Fab Labs in STEM Education


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Utilization of digital manufacturing technologies to facilitate STEM education with an emphasis on engineering design and enterprise-based pedagogies that are developmentally and academically appropriate for middle and high school students.
  
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    EDUC-400 Workshop: Introduction to Professional Learning Communities


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Shared-knowledge base of the literature describing professional learning communities and how a professional learning community could be created and would function in a specific school setting.
  
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    EDUC-400 Workshop: Special Topics In Education


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Current specialized topics studied through experimental activities.
  
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    EDUC-401 Global Education Practicum


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Experiential learning opportunity to provide student with in-depth study of one or more of the global education sub-groups: human rights and social justice, human commonality and diversity, population demographics, planet management, global belief systems, economic systems, conflict and control, political systems, science and technology and/or sustainable development.
  
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    EDUC-402 Global Perspectives for Educators


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Strategies for infusing global perspectives into the classroom for those working in globalized organizations. Methodology, materials and instructional strategies necessary for effective implementation of global education in schools and individual classrooms as well as within global organizations. Topics/issues related to globalization to develop a foundation from which teachers and other leaders in organizations can draw ideas for their specific needs.
  
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    EDUC-403 Educational Psychology of the Adult Learner


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Psychological principles and theoretical framework guiding the educational process for adult learners. Special focus on planning and evaluating instruction while utilizing active learning to build strong learning communities.
  
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    EDUC-415 Classroom Management


    (2-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Technique and theory for motivating PreK-grade 12 age students to manage their own behaviors, including preventive discipline, behavior management, classroom environment, classroom climate, effective communication, conflict resolution, and peer mediation. Must be taken concurrently with variety of field experiences.
  
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    EDUC-416 Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management for Educators


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conflict mediation and crisis intervention strategies in school settings.
  
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    EDUC-423 Service Learning and Civic Engagement


    (1-3 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Civic engagement and service to others in partnership with community agencies. Interpersonal communications and relationship skills; service to under-served and underrepresented populations; social justice; service provider role in civic engagement.
  
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    EDUC-440 Poverty in the Schools


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Characteristics and issues facing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Traits of high-performing, high-poverty schools with emphasis on strategies to reduce the achievement gap and build community partnerships. Intended for teachers in the field.
  
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    EDUC-441 Mobile Learning Instructional Design


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Mobile learning research, trends, instructional design strategies for curriculum integration and professional development.
  
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    EDUC-442 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research-based strategies for analyzing, critiquing and engaging with digital text, video, images and diverse multimedia primary sources in the PK-12 classroom to stimulate inquiry, creativity and critical thinking.
  
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    EDUC-443 Differentiated Instruction


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research-based instructional methods to meet the varied needs of all learners in today’s classrooms, including English language learners, students with a variety of learning styles and abilities and interests. Alternative assessment methods and strategies to manage a differentiated instructional setting.
  
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    EDUC-445 School-wide Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Principles of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Roles and functions of the PBIS team, action planning for sustainable practices, data collection systems and tools, and data analysis for planning three-level interventions and monitoring progress.
  
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    EDUC-446 Using Games for Learning and Assessment


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Integration of interactive games and simulations with the curriculum, implications for effective assessment. Use of games to support collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and to increase motivation and engagement in the classroom, including benefits and drawbacks.
  
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    EDUC-447 Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Strategies to address the varied social and academic needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the inclusive classroom; functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans, educational interventions, and technology considerations.
  
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    EDUC-448 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Principles of using universal screeners and curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to assess student performance in mathematics. Use of assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student growth, and implement Response to Intervention (RTI) practices.
  
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    EDUC-450 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Social media instructional strategies for professional development, global collaborative initiatives, learning-community development and collaborations. Digital citizenship and learning outcomes and assessment using social media.
  
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    EDUC-451 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Instructional strategies for design, management, and assessment of standards-focused, project-based learning (PBL) in the flipped classroom. Use of multimedia and online resources to support collaboration and increase learner motivation and engagement.
  
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    EDUC-452 Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Instructional design strategies that support a wide range of learner differences. Creation of barrier-free learning by applying accessibility tools and universal design concepts.
  
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    EDUC-453 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through postsecondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum.
  
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    EDUC-454 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Application of the 6-Traits theory to assessment and instruction of student writing in PK through grade 4. Study of the continuum of primary and elementary language arts skills and writing across the curriculum.
  
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    EDUC-455 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Evidence-based preventive strategies, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance and intermittent disruptive conduct.
  
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    EDUC-456 Bullying in Schools


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyber bullying.
  
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    EDUC-457 Effective Classroom Management


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research-based strategies for effective management of the K-12 classroom including organization of time, physical space, curriculum, instruction, and assessment to minimize and prevent classroom management problems and create a classroom culture that supports cooperative learning.
  
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    EDUC-458 Issues in STEM Education


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; research-based instructional strategies for engaging diverse learners, and career pathways in STEM-related fields.
  
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    EDUC-461 Advances Trends and Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research, issues and problems related to teaching PK-5 mathematics, including problem-based learning, curricular decision-making, diagnosis and remediation, and building assessment into instruction.
  
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    EDUC-462 Leadership for Math Specialists


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Using theory, research-based evidence, data and organizational change principles to develop, lead, evaluate, and improve PK-12 mathematics programs.
  
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    EDUC-463 Leadership for Math Specialists


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Using theory, research-based evidence, data and organizational change principles to develop, lead, evaluate, and improve PK-12 mathematics programs.
  
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    EDUC-464 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research, issues and problems related to teaching K-12 computational thinking,
    including problem-based learning, computer coding and applications in
    STEMM-related fields.
  
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    EDUC-465 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research-based strategies to improve class climate that integrate Mindful practices and improve students’ social emotional learning, self-regulation, motivation and academic performance while reducing test anxiety and bullying.  Mindful approaches applied to student-teacher interpersonal communication and to the organization of space, routines and procedures at all grade levels.
  
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    EDUC-495 Personal Learning Experience


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    An experimental program for juniors and seniors. By permission of program directors. Each student selects an area of life which involves ethical decision and investigates that decision-making process. The group enrolled for this experience meets with the directors twice a week for direction, discussion, and criticism. Self-evaluation paper at the close of the course, which is submitted to the critique of the directors and other members of the learning experience.
  
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    EDUC-496 Student Teaching


    2 cr.-(16 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Student teaching experience to facilitate the completion of the Educative Teaching Performance Assessment (EdTPA). P: Must have completed Benchmark II.
    Prerequisite: Benchmark II completion
  
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    EDUC-497 Student Teaching


    (2-16 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Student teaching experience to facilitate the completion of the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA). P: Must have completed Benchmark II.
    Prerequisite: Benchmark II
  
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    EDUC-499 Independent Study


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

Engineering

  
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    ENGR-275 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Application of thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals to the design and analysis of manufacturing processes and systems.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-291  and MATH-250  (which may be taken concurrently)
  
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    ENGR-290 Circuits and Devices


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Electrical and electronic circuits and devices. Analysis of circuits containing passive and active components. Analog and digital circuitry including amplifiers and logic gates. Power calculations in alternating current circuits. Electro-mechanical energy conversion including DC and AC machinery. Lab activities include use of base test equipment and the construction of simple electronic circuits.
    Prerequisites: take MATH-154  and PHYS-282  
  
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    ENGR-292 Dynamics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Kinematics of particles, rigid bodies, and systems. Analysis of position, velocity, and acceleration. The relationship between the motion of bodies and forces or torques. Study of particles and rigid bodies subject to translation, rotation, and general planar motion using Newton’s laws of motion, Work-energy methods, impulse-momentum methods, and mechanical vibrations.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-291  
  
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    ENGR-294 Mechanics of Materials


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal and shear stresses and strains. Stresses and deformations in objects subject to axial, torsional, and flexural loadings. Shear and bending moment diagrams. Stress transformations and principle stresses.
    Prerequisite: take PHYS-291  
  
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    ENGR-315 Metallurgy


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Properties of crystalline solids, mechanical behavior, phase diagrams, iron-carbon diagram, metallurgical structure, diffusion, phase transformation and heat treatment. Processing, properties, and applications of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
    Prerequisite: take CHEM 341  
  
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    ENGR-325 Computer Aided Manufacturing for Manufacturing Engineers


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Effects of product mix and demand patterns on manufacturing system design and selection of process control methods. Introduction to quick changeover strategies and reprogrammable automation including numerically controlled machine tools, robotics, group technology, CAD/CAM, automated inspection and other computerized processing techniques.
    Prerequisites: take ETECH-210 , and take ETECH-252  or ETECH-341  
  
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    ENGR-363 Controls and Instrumentation


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Programmable logic controllers, structured ladder logic developments, input/output module description, and interfacing with analog and digital sensors and actuators. Motion, temperature, pressure and flow sensors. Advantages of closed loop control, mathematical modeling of electric and mechanical systems, stability analysis and frequency response. Introduction to motion control.
    Prerequisites: take ENGR-290  and MATH-250  
  
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    ENGR-365 Control Theory


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Mathematical modeling of electrical and mechanical systems, stability analysis, and frequency response. Laplace transforms and transfer functions. Introduction to classical control theory. Controller design for stabilization and/or performance.
    Prerequisites: take ENGR-290  and MATH-250 ; not for students taking ENGR-363  
  
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    ENGR-391 Fluid Mechanics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals and engineering applications of fluid mechanics.
    Prerequisite: take ENGR-275  or ME 390 
  
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    ENGR-400 Lecture Series in Engineering


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Current topics in engineering and related disciplines. Guest speakers are invited from both academia and industry. This course is intended to broaden the technical and employment horizons for engineering students. The lecture series is open to the public.
    Prerequisite: Senior Standing
  
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    ENGR-415 Machine Vision and Robotics


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Design of machine vision and industrial robotic applications, including cost justification.
    Prerequisites: take INMGT-300  and ENGR 292  

Engineering Technology

  
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    ET-100 Introduction to Engineering Technology


    (1 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Definition, history, and future of the engineering technology field and the present and emerging concentration areas. Business and industry links to options within engineering technology and the necessary preparation to meet graduates’ future professional demands.
  
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    ET-204 Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Electricity/electronics, associated phenomena related to basic electrical and electronics systems. Examines devices, operation, application, theory from power devices to electronic devices, controls to microprocessors.
    Math Placement or MATH-120  
  
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    ET-260 Electrical Circuits


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Concepts and analysis techniques in DC and AC circuit analysis including current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, impedance, loop and node equations, transients, network theorems, real, reactive and apparent power in AC circuits.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS-211  and MATH-153 , or take PHYS-241  
  
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    ET-271 Digital Logic and Switching


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential switching circuits. Boolean algebra and number systems, switching functions, minimization, single and multiple output networks, realization of functions, programmable logic devices. Finite state sequential machines, state transition diagrams, machines and state equivalence. Algorithmic state machines and asynchronous state machines.
    Prerequisite: take either ET-204  or ET-260  
  
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    ET-272 Solid State Electronics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Basic semiconductor theory dealing with signals, operational amplifiers, diodes, bipolar junction and field effect transistor, frequency response, feedback, and circuit analysis.
  
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    ET-274 Fundamentals Of Microprocessors and Microcomputer Systems


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Concepts of microprocessors, microcomputer architecture, assembly language programming and peripheral components. Hardware topics include 80 x 86 processors, interrupts, bios, serial and parallel interfaces, video displays, hard drives, CD roms, memory devices and local and peripheral buses.
    Prerequisites: take ET-271  and CS-144  
  
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    ET-290 Mechanics of Solids I


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Technical calculations, dimensional analysis, freebody diagrams, force systems and equilibrium, friction, elementary statically determinate framed structures, and simple stress.
    Prerequisites: take PHYS-241 , or PHYS-281  
  
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    ET-291 Mechanics of Solids II


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, compound stress, principal stress, deflection of beams, statically indeterminate members and columns.
    Prerequisite: take ET 290  
  
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    ET-320 Prototype Development and Model Making


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to model making and prototype development/construction. Competencies are developed in converting design, research and development and other creative ideas into three- dimensional objects using traditional and nontraditional machining and forming techniques. Three-dimensional design problems form the core of this course.
    Prerequisites: take ETECH-110  or ETECH-150  or PKG-210  
  
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    ET-332 Mechanical Design


    (4 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Analysis and design of machine elements: gearing bearings, shafting and friction devices.
    Prerequisites: take ET-290  and ET-291  
  
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    ET-340 Motors and Generators


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Practical approach to basic operating theory, construction, maintenance of generators, motors, transformers, and machine control.
    Prerequisite: take ET-204  
  
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    ET-341 Electrical and Mechanical Interface Devices


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to control system technology of discrete processes with emphasis on the devices that interface between electrical and mechanical systems. Theory and applications of sensors, actuators, schematics, state charts, ladder diagrams, programmable logic controllers, and PC based data acquisition and control.
    Prerequisites: take either ET-204  or ET-260 ; and take PHYS-241  and ETECH-260  
  
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    ET-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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    ET-382 Electronic Communications


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Electrical/electronic communication systems, modulation, demodulation, R.F. and I.F. amplifiers, alignment, antennas, composite TV signal, receivers, transmitters, spectral representation of signals, amplitude modulation, AM/FM transmitters, side band transmission, AM/FM receivers, and frequency modulation.
    Prerequisite: take ET 260  
  
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    ET-393 Mechanics of Machinery II


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Graphical analysis and synthesis of linkages, cams, gear trains, displacement, velocity, acceleration and dynamic forces.
    Prerequisite: take ET-290  
  
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    ET-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ET-405 Capstone I: Design Practicum


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Capstone course for all Engineering Technology concentrations. Practical application of concentration topic in a team project. Creativity, documentation standards, design for manufacturability, design analysis, team dynamics, finite element analysis, and communication skills are applied to an industrial standard in the design of a machine, system, or product.
    Prerequisites or concurrent enrollment in ET-332  or ETECH-343  or INMGT-440  or INMGT-365  or ET-274 ; Senior status
  
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    ET-410 Capstone II: Design Lab


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    An experimental study in the design of electro- mechanical systems. Design, functional prototype construction, experimentation and validation of systems are emphasized.
    Prerequisites: take ET-405  and ET-341 
  
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    ET-422 Research and Development


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Research and development procedures applied to specific industrial material and processing problems.
    Concurrent enrollment required in RD 421  
  
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    ET-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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    ETECH-100 Impacts of Engineering


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Comprehensive study of engineering design from initiation to completion. Definition and history of engineering disciplines with comparisons. Investigation and exploration of past and present impacts on people, society, and the environment. Examination of contemporary and emerging issues related to engineering. Introduction to engineering in practice through engineering design projects.
  
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    ETECH-103 Power Mechanics


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Internal and external combustion heat engines, mechanical and fluid transmission systems; present and future applications and limitations. Laboratory work emphasized.
  
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    ETECH-110 Materials and Manufacturing Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Manufacturing processes, material properties and their selection for product functions. Structure and characteristics of metal, polymer/wood, ceramic and composite materials will be examined.
  
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    ETECH-112 Engineering Graphics Fundamentals


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals of engineering graphics: principles, standards and graphic language necessary to communicate technical information on industrial drawings. Includes appropriate software, visualization, geometric concepts and dimensioning basics.
  
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    ETECH-150 Introduction to Engineering Materials


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Exposure to engineering materials, their properties, and behavior. topics will include: material types, testing, mechanical properties, heat treatment, and material selection. Students are expected to have had H.S. chemistry.
    Math Placement >= MATH-120 , or MATH-150  
  
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    ETECH-199 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ETECH-202 Welding and Casting Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Lab intensive class utilizing various processes and parameters in the welding and foundry areas.
    Prerequisite: take ETECH-110  
  
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    ETECH-203 Machining Metal Forming Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of traditional and non-traditional machining processes. Fundamental forming machine and hand tool operations. Sheet metal pattern development.
    Prerequisite: take ETECH-110  
  
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    ETECH-204 Polymer Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Introduction to properties of plastic, elastomeric and fiber-reinforced composite materials and the processes used to manufacture products from them. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes used to convert wood-fiber materials into components and/or finished products.
    Prerequisite: take ETECH-110  
  
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    ETECH-205 Design for Industry


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Industrial Research and Development experiences focusing on problems related to product development, innovation and problem solving, manual, semi-automatic and automatic production processes.  Development and application of various systems for selection of materials and processing will be studied.
 

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