Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Sciences

  
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    BIOL 5647 - Molecular Biology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Genetics, plus one year Organic Chemistry; Cell Biology recommended. Investigations into gene structure, gene expression and its regulation, and modern molecular methodology. Three hours lecture per week. (spring)


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    BIOL 5700 - Seminar

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Special topics presented and discussed by students, faculty, and guests. May be repeated for additional credit, but not to exceed two credits. (fall, spring)


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    BIOL 5737 - Conservation Biology

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Genetics, or equivalent. Underlying ecological and population genetic forces governing the structure and dynamics of populations. Evaluation of current conservation strategies. Labs include field experiments on biodiversity, species monitoring strategies, field trips and use of population viability analysis. Two hours lecture and one hour discussion, three hours laboratory per week. (fall, even years)


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    BIOL 5747 - Population Genetics

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1130 or equivalent. An exploration of mechanisms of genetic change in populations. Theoretical predictions and empirical evidence are considered. Emphasis on molecular-based methods. A combination of field and lab exercises. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. (fall, odd years)


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    BIOL 5757 - Developmental Biology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Vertebrate Embryology or permission of instructor. A study of advanced topics in developmental biology such as the role of extracellular matrix and gene regulation on gametogenesis and embryogenesis. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. (fall, odd years)


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    BIOL 5767 - Plant Physiology

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1110, 1120 and 1130 or equivalent; plus one semester of Organic Chemistry. A course in plant physiology dealing with physical and chemical processes affecting the growth, metabolism, and reproduction of plants. Includes study of the highly developed and diverse responses of plants to their environment. Three hours lecture, one hour oral component per week. (spring, even years.)


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    BIOL 5857 - Aquatic Biology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Ecology or permission of instructor. Field trips, collection, identification, and ecology of freshwater plants and animals. One hour lecture and two two-hour laboratories per week.


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    BIOL 5867 - Marine Biology

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1110, 1120, 1130 or equivalent; Invertebrate Zoology recommended. Principles of marine biology with emphasis on habitats and ecological processes. Two hours lecture and two two-hour laboratories per week. (spring)


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    BIOL 5887 - Arachnology

    (4 credit hours)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 3100. An in-depth exploration of the biology of spiders that integrates the organism’s anatomy, physiology, and development, with its ecology and evolution. Focuses on the biodiversity of spiders, particularly those of the southern Appalachian region. Field collection of spiders is required. Three hours of lecture/two hours of lab per week.


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    BIOL 5900 - Independent Studies

    (1-4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and department chair. Independent research on a specific problem under the supervision of a faculty member. A plan of the research must be approved in advance of registration. Candidates for M. S. theses may retake a total of nine credits. (every semester)


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    BIOL 5910 - Research in Biology

    (1-4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Independent, directed research. Field of study to be determined by mutual consent of the student and faculty advisor. (Each semester)


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    BIOL 5957 - Special Topics in Biology

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent on subject matter. Selected topics in biological sciences. Offered upon sufficient demand for specific subject matter. May be repeated for different topics. Consultation with instructor is recommended before enrollment. (fall, spring)


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    BIOL 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Planned and supervised work assignments in business, industry, and government agencies. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees. (every semester)


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    BIOL 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    BIOL 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Planned and supervised work assignments in business, industry, and government agencies. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees. (every semester)


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Biomedical Science

  
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    BIOM 5010 - Biomedical Science I—Molecular Organization of Cells

    (3 credits)
    The first in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. The course presents a foundation in modern biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Topics include chemical foundations, protein structure and function, nucleic acids and the genetic code, biomembranes, recombinant DNA and genomics and genetic analysis in cell biology. (fall).


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    BIOM 5020 - Biomedical Science II - Gene Expression and Regulation

    (3 credits)
    The second in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. The course covers the essential aspects of molecular and developmental biology. Topics include: the structure of genes and chromosomes, DNA repair, DNA replication and recombination, RNA processing, the cell cycle and genetic control of development. (fall)


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    BIOM 5030 - Biomedical Science III - Cellular Anatomy and Physiology

    (3 credits)
    The third in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. This course covers topics involved in building and fueling cells including cell transport, cell energetics, protein sorting and cell motility and shape. (spring)


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    BIOM 5040 - Biomedical Science IV—Cell and Organ Interactions

    (3 credits)
    The fourth in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. Topics include extracellular signaling, hormones and receptors, second messengers and intracellular signaling, nerve cell functions, cell interactions in development and cancer. (spring)


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    BIOM 5110 - Introduction to Biomedical Research

    (1 credit)
    This course will introduce students to the current research of the faculty of the College of Medicine. Departments and interdisciplinary research groups will present a series of short talks describing the research programs of the faculty. Students will meet in different locations and tour the laboratories and facilities. A written report on the scientific topics is required of each student. (fall)


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    BIOM 5300 - Scientific Ethics

    (1 credit)
    Lecture and group discussion of cases relating to contemporary issues of ethics and integrity in scientific research. Topics include: Scientific integrity, mentoring, scientific record keeping, authorship and peer review, use of animals in research, use of humans in research, conflicts of interest, ownership of data, intellectual property and issues relevant to genetic technology. (fall, odd years)


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    BIOM 5800 - Proteins and Proteomics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biomedical Science I and II (BIOM 5010 /BIOM 6010  and BIOM 5020 /BIOM 6020 ), or permission of the course director. This is an advanced graduate course on proteins, proteomics, and computer analysis of proteins. Topics to be covered include: protein structure, molecular modeling, protein purification, sequence analysis, protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleic acid interactions, and proteome analysis, using techniques, such as 2D-gels and mass spectrometry. Lectures and literature discussions. Offered in even numbered years. (spring, even years)


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    BIOM 6010 - Biomedical Science I—Molecular Organization of Cells

    (3 credits)
    The first in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. The course presents a foundation in modern biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Topics include chemical foundations, protein structure and function, nucleic acids and the genetic code, biomembranes, recombinant DNA and genomics and genetic analysis in cell biology. (fall).


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    BIOM 6020 - Biomedical Science II - Gene Expression and Regulation

    (3 credits)
    The second in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. The course covers the essential aspects of molecular and developmental biology. Topics include: the structure of genes and chromosomes, DNA repair, DNA replication and recombination, RNA processing, the cell cycle and genetic control of development. (fall)


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    BIOM 6030 - Biomedical Science III - Cellular Anatomy and Physiology

    (3 credits)
    The third in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. This course covers topics involved in building and fueling cells including cell transport, cell energetics, protein sorting and cell motility and shape. (spring)


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    BIOM 6040 - Biomedical Science IV—Cell and Organ Interactions

    (3 credits)
    The fourth in a four-course multi-disciplinary sequence that describes the fundamentals of modern biomedical research necessary for all biomedical science graduate students. Topics include extracellular signaling, hormones and receptors, second messengers and intracellular signaling, nerve cell functions, cell interactions in development and cancer. (spring)


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    BIOM 6110 - Introduction to Biomedical Research

    (1 credit)
    This course will introduce students to the current research of the faculty of the College of Medicine. Departments and interdisciplinary research groups will present a series of short talks describing the research programs of the faculty. Students will meet in different locations and tour the laboratories and facilities. A written report on the scientific topics is required of each student. (fall)


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    BIOM 6120 - Laboratory Rotations

    (3 credits)
    A series of three to five laboratory rotations in which students gain an understanding of the research problems currently under investigation and the techniques employed in selected laboratories. Students select faculty whose research or research techniques is of particular interest and participate in four- to six-week long rotations involving hands-on laboratory experience and participation in laboratory discussions and other activities. (fall, spring)


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    BIOM 6210 - Scientific Communication I

    (1 credit)
    Taken by all first-year doctoral students in the fall. Students will attend seminars by external speakers, faculty and senior students. Students will critique presentations and discuss presentation techniques and style, slide preparation, etc. (fall)


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    BIOM 6220 - Scientific Communication II

    (1 credit)
    Taken by all first-year doctoral students in the spring. Students will make oral presentations on topics of interest and learn effective techniques for oral and written communication of scientific data. (spring)


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    BIOM 6300 - Scientific Ethics

    (1 credit)
    Lecture and group discussion of cases relating to contemporary issues of ethics and integrity in scientific research. Topics include: Scientific integrity, mentoring, scientific record keeping, authorship and peer review, use of animals in research, use of humans in research, conflicts of interest, ownership of data, intellectual property and issues relevant to genetic technology. (fall, even years)


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    BIOM 6800 - Proteins and Proteomics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biomedical Science I and II (BIOM 5010 /BIOM 6010  and BIOM 5020 /BIOM 6020 ), or permission of the course director. This is an advanced graduate course on proteins, proteomics, and computer analysis of proteins. Topics to be covered include: protein structure, molecular modeling, protein purification, sequence analysis, protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleic acid interactions, and proteome analysis, using techniques, such as 2D-gels and mass spectrometry. Lectures and literature discussions. Offered in even numbered years. (spring, even years)


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    BIOM 6900 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences

    (1-3 credits)
    Discussion of special topics of interest to biomedical scientists. Can be taken repeatedly for credit with different subject matter. Two hours per week.


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    PMSY 6210 - Advanced Pharmacokinetics

    (3 credits)
    This course covers quantitative aspects of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs. The Laplace derivation of linear pharmacokinetic equations, use of computers in pharmacokinetics and advanced topics in preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic are discussed. Emphasis is placed on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling.


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    PMSY 6220 - Advanced Pharmaceutics

    (3 credits)
    The course will focus on the areas of pharmaceutical sciences and drug delivery at an advanced level.  The topics include physical properties of drugs, ionic equilibria, solubility and related phenomena, drug diffusion and permeability, drug stability, interfacial phenomena, colloids, micromeritics, drug dissolution, and drug delivery system formulation and design.


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Biostatistics

  
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    BSTA 5019 - Supervised Teaching

    (1-3 credits)
    Required for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with teaching assignments. Students will meet on a regular basis with a faculty member acting as a teaching mentor. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. Repeatable. Fall/Spring.


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    BSTA 5029 - Supervised Research - Biostatistics

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with research assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)


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    BSTA 5310 - Biostatistics I

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to the collection and analysis of public health data. Elements of statistical inference, probability distribution, sampling, confidence interval, and estimation of means and rates are reviewed.


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    BSTA 5350 - Biostatistics II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5310  or equivalent. This course introduces advanced statistical techniques. It includes lectures and comprehensive individual projects. The lectures cover topics on linear correlation, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and logistic regression. Comprehensive individual projects involve exercises in data analysis and application of a statistical package.


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    BSTA 5360 - Clinical Research: Design and Analysis

    (3 credits)
    This intermediate-level biostatistics course presumes the completion of BSTA 5310  and EPID 5400  or similar content (e.g., topical content from medical and nursing school is acceptable). The design and analysis of clinical trial data is the central content area for this class. Specialized time-series methods used for clinical studies (e.g., sequential methods) are developed considerably as are the multivariable regression techniques of survival, and proportional hazards. Course content related to studies involving human subjects, (e.g., IRB, and HIPAA details) are included. The practical skills of composing “Methods” sections for research proposals and for professional literature publications are instructed and practiced. Sample size estimation and repeated measures (e.g., stopping rules) solutions are given particular coverage that may appeal to medical and nursing researchers.


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    BSTA 5370 - Categorical Data Analysis

    (3 credit hours)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5310  The focus is on the theory and methods for analysis of categorical response and count data, including contingency tables, logistic regression, loglinear modeling of association structures, the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel approach to detecting conditional association, linear predictor modeling using weighted least squares, tests of marginal homogeneity, generalized linear models, models for matched pairs, generalized mixed linear models, etc. The statistical package SAS will be used extensively in this course. Beginning in Spring 2011


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    BSTA 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Biostatistics

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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    BSTA 5907 - Independent Study in Public Health - Biostatistics

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed for students desiring an in-depth study of health problems in a special area of interest.


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    BSTA 5957 - Special Topics - Biostatistics

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific public health topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment.


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    BSTA 5990 - Readings and Research - Biostatistics

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music

  
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    BLUE 5147 - Bluegrass and America’s Music

    (3 credits)
    The musical and commercial interaction between bluegrass and American folk music, jazz, pop, gospel, blues, rock, and classical traditions.


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    BLUE 5257 - Band Leadership Skills

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: By permission only. An experiential course that helps students develop band leadership skills through collective and individual study and practical experience.


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    BLUE 5410 - Individual Instrumental Instruction

    (1-3 credits)
    A flexibly designed course of study under an experienced musician. It provides an opportunity for the student to build upon intermediate or advanced skills and to develop musically on the path to reaching his or her full potential as an instrumentalist. Can be repeated.


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    BLUE 5510 - Graduate Ensemble

    (1-3 credits)
    A flexibly designed course of study under the direction of an experienced musician and band leader with focus on ensemble performance. Can be repeated.


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    BLUE 5900 - Independent Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Directed study in an area, not provided for in course offerings, for which the student has special interest and adequate preparation. By permission of the director.


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    BLUE 5957 - Special Topics

    (1-6 credits)
    Selected topics in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music. By permission of the director. Can be repeated for credit when content changes.


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Business Administration

  
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    BADM 5140 - Data Analysis Mod. for Business

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5010  or equivalent. This course examines the need for business research in developing sound decisions and policy and covers a range of statistical analysis tools. It explores the scope of business research, scientific reasoning, problem identification, hypothesis formulation, planning for data analysis, and sampling procedures. Topics in statistical analysis include chi square tests, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, time series, forecasting, and nonparametric methods. Students are required to prepare the outline of a business research report dealing with a particular policy issue.


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    BADM 5150 - Accounting Information for Decision Making

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor. A comprehensive study of accounting information and its uses by professional managerial decision makers. Topics include areas in financial and managerial accounting and components of consolidated financial statements, cost and variance analysis, and budgeting.


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    BADM 5160 - Information Infrastructure

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 5000  and MGMT 5010  or equivalents. This course explores the strategic aspects of information and information systems. It is designed to provide managers with an appreciation of the sources and uses of information in modern enterprises and to help them understand information systems as part of the basic infrastructure of business organizations. The course also examines the use and management of information resources and information technology.


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    BADM 5170 - Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of strategic management within a rapidly changing, technological environment. An emphasis will be placed on how organizations use and produce innovative technologies to develop competitive advantages. Specifically, the use of information technology and its role in the strategic management process will be addressed.


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    BADM 5180 - Economics for Managers

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5000  or equivalent. This course presents applications of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, tools, and principles as they relate to problems and decisions that confront managers of business and other organizations. Microeconomics topics include demand and supply analysis, production decisions, market structure, and input employment decisions. Macroeconomic topics include measurement of economic activity and performance, macromodels, economic policy, and international economic dynamics.


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    BADM 5210 - Operations and Technology Strategies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BADM 5140  and BADM 5150 . This course examines the strategic impact of decisions relating to the delivery of products, services and technology in organizations. Applications and case analyses are used to study operational value and cost, materials management and distribution, management of technologies, and management for continuous improvement.


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    BADM 5220 - Global Business

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MGMT 5010  or equivalent. This course will provide students with the latest conceptual tools and practical applications on aspects of global business. Topics to be covered include organizational culture, international negotiation, communication and culture, leadership in a global environment, and international project management.


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    BADM 5230 - Strategic Leadership

    (3 credits)
    This course focuses on the leadership roles and responsibilities of strategic managers and top-level managers who are responsible for setting organizational direction, enrolling employee commitment, identifying and managing organizational core competencies, establishing supportive organizational cultures, and ensuring organizational integrity.


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    BADM 5300 - Economics/Finance Decision-Making

    (3 credtis)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5000  and FNCE 5000  or equivalent and BADM 5140 . This course provides an understanding of economic theory and the basic tools of economics, financial valuation, and portfolio management as applied to business problems and decisions facing management professionals. Topics include demand analysis, financial markets, portfolio and capital market theory, asset and option pricing models, program trading, and portfolio insurance.


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    BADM 5340 - Human Resource Strategy

    (3 credits)
    This course studies human resource management in depth and provides a strategic overview of the essential knowledge required to manage a firm’s human resources effectively. It explores human resources within various structures and with different job, skill, and behavioral requirements. Emphasis is given to the strategic integration of human resource functions within the context of a firm’s task environment.


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    BADM 5370 - Entrepreneurial Finance

    (3 credits)
    The students will study issues relating to financial management in the entrepreneurial entity. These issues include start-up funding at various stages, ramifications of organizational form, financing day-to-day operations, sources and uses of capital, and other topics relating to the specific needs of smaller organizations. Additional topics such as exit strategies and ethical issues confronting entrepreneurs will also be discussed and studied.


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    BADM 5400 - Market Strategy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BADM 5300  This course explores the role of marketing in the development of organizational strategy, with emphasis on business unit and product market strategy levels. Analytical approaches and tools to evaluate international and domestic market opportunities, competitors and buyers, are introduced and applied in a variety of learning models.


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    BADM 5430 - Applied Corporate Finance

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: FNCE 5000  or equivalent. Application of analytical techniques to the firm’s investment, financing, and dividend decisions. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, short-, intermediate-, and long-term financing, asset valuation techniques, and introduction to finance theory and literature.


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    BADM 5500 - Strategic Management Process

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5000 , MGMT 5010  and MKTG 5010  or equivalents. This course introduces students to strategic thinking and provides a framework for the entire program. It takes an executive perspective of general management. The course provides an understanding of the interdependence between the organization and its environment, with a focus on managing organizations in changing environments, maintaining legitimacy with diverse stakeholder groups, providing clear corporate direction, and ensuring the long-term survival and success of the enterprise.


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    BADM 5800 - Strategic Experience

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BADM 5120 through BADM 5500 . (May be taken concurrently with permission of Graduate Studies in Business program director.) This capstone course is designed to provide M. B. A. students nearing the end of their program with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the program in a realistic problem-solving environment. BADM 5800 is restricted to students in the program.


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    BADM 5900 - Independent Study

    (1-3 credits)


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    A course designed for MBA students who, under the direction of an MBA faculty member, wish to engage in independent research or an intensive study of subjects not covered in available courses. Prior approval of the College of Business and Technology Associate Dean is required.


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Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 5010 - Graduate Seminar

    (1 credit)
    Presentation of current topics of interest by advanced students, faculty, or visiting speakers. A student taking the course for credit is required to present a seminar topic subject to departmental approval. The course may be repeated once for credit. All graduate students and others are strongly encouraged to attend and to participate.


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    CHEM 5110 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4110 or its equivalent. Advanced study in theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry, with emphasis on bonding theories, periodic table correlations, and reactions of important inorganic compounds.


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    CHEM 5120 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4110 or its equivalent. A study of physical methods used in identifying and studying the structures of inorganic compounds.


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    CHEM 5142 - Reaction Mechanisms of Coordination Chemistry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4110 or its equivalent. Reaction patterns of coordination compounds and techniques used in studying reaction mechanisms with applications in areas of catalysis and bioinorganic reactions.


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    CHEM 5210 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of analytical chemistry. An advanced treatment of acid-base, solubility, oxidation-reduction, and complexometric equilibria and their applications in diverse fields. In addition to traditional methods of calculations, and graphical methods, the use of modern spreadsheet software is also included.


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    CHEM 5220 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of analytical chemistry. The course provides a survey of the majority of the modern methods of instrumental analysis including spectrometric, electrochemical, and separation techniques. Important topics in each of these areas will also be discussed in-depth.


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    CHEM 5450 - Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry

    (1-4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent upon subject matter. Consultation with the instructor is required. Advanced laboratory practice in inorganic, analytical, organic, or physical chemistry, depending upon the interest of the student. Individual studies will be mutually agreed upon by faculty and student. Students receive “pass” or “fail” grade. CHEM 5450 does not count toward the required 30 credit hours.


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    CHEM 5510 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry. A survey of modern organic reactions and their applications in the synthesis of organic compounds.


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    CHEM 5541 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry; one year of physical chemistry. A study of the use of transition state theory, kinetics, isotope effects, and stereochemistry as applied to reaction mechanisms. Pericyclic, nucleophilic, electrophilic, elimination, and carbonyl reactions will be covered.


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    CHEM 5547 - Molecular Orbital Theory for Organic Chemistry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry; one year of physical chemistry. Huckel Molecular Orbital theory, the PMO and FMO methods and their applications to chemical reactivity, aromaticity and antiaromaticity, pericyclic reactions, improvements and extensions of the Huckel theory, molecular mechanics, introduction to semiempirical, Ab Initio and Density Functional methods.


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    CHEM 5710 - Chemical Thermodynamics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry requiring calculus. An in-depth study of fundamental principles and applications of chemical thermodynamics.


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    CHEM 5741 - Chemical Kinetics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry requiring calculus. Experimental and theoretical methods in studying reaction rates and reaction mechanisms, both classical and current.


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    CHEM 5743 - Quantum Chemistry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry requiring calculus. An introduction to quantum mechanics with emphasis on the concepts and mathematical methods closely related to chemistry.


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    CHEM 5817 - Introduction to Industrial Chemistry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry. A course designed to bridge the gap between basic chemical science and chemical engineering.


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    CHEM 5900 - Independent Study

    (1-3 credits)
    A course designed for graduate students who, under the direction of an accountancy faculty member, wish to engage in independent research or an intensive study of subjects not covered in other available courses. Prior departmental and college approval is needed.


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    CHEM 5950 - Research in Chemistry

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of the chair of the department. A laboratory study on a specific problem entailing original investigation.


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    CHEM 5957 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent on subject matter. Selected topics of current interest in chemistry. Offered upon sufficient demand for specific subject matter. May be repeated for different topics. Consultation with the instructor is recommended before enrollment.


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    CHEM 5960 - Thesis in Chemistry

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of the chair of the department. The incorporation of methods used, literature survey involved, and the findings associated with the problem undertaken in CHEM 5950  into a thesis.


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    CHEM 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignment. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters of full-time study) and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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    CHEM 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    CHEM 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignment. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters of full-time study) and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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Communicative Disorders

  
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    CDIS 5010 - Neurological Bases of Communication and Cognition

    (3 credits)
    A study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of communication and cognition. This course provides an overview of normal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of communication, i.e., speech, language, hearing, and other cognitive processes related to communication, such as memory and attention. Emphasis will be primarily on normal speech, language, and other cognitive functions.


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    CDIS 5015 - Language Disorders in Children

    (3 credits)
    A study of principles of language assessment and intervention based upon psycholinguistic theory and current research on language disorders in children. Emphasis placed on the development of critical thinking and analytical skills related to the assessment and treatment of language disorders in children.


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    CDIS 5017 - Speech and Hearing Science I

    (4 credits)
    A study of the basic theories, physics, and acoustics of speech production. Information pertaining to the anatomy and physiology of spoken language also are presented. This course provides a laboratory experience that includes an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and transcriptions of speech from typical speakers with different regional dialects.


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    CDIS 5025 - Clinical Phonology

    (3 credits)
    A study of current issues in linguistic theories related to the assessment and treatment of phonological disorders in children. Emphasis on critical analysis of current research.


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    CDIS 5027 - Speech and Hearing Science II

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 4010. A study of the physiologic acoustics of the auditory periphery, neurophysiology of the speech and hearing systems, and an introduction to research tools in speech and hearing science. The laboratory portion of the course provides interactive demonstrations pertaining to the physiologic acoustics of the auditory periphery, neurophysiology of the speech and hearing systems, and an introduction to instrumentation used in speech and hearing science.


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    CDIS 5030 - Fluency Disorders

    (3 credits)
    A study of theories of etiology and the nature, evaluation, and treatment of children and adults with fluency or stuttering disorders.


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    CDIS 5035 - Motor Speech Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5010 . A study of the neurological substrates, differential diagnosis, and management of motor speech disorders in adults and children. Apraxia of speech and classifications of the dysarthrias, localization of lesion, and neuromotor basis of dysfunction will also be discussed. Neurologic diseases and lesions commonly associated with motor speech disorders will be identified. Treatment efficacy issues are researched.


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    CDIS 5037 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Systems

    (3 credits)
    A study of the basic anatomy and physiology of speech/hearing mechanisms. Theories and mechanisms of speech production and hearing will also be covered.


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