May 18, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

  
  
  • PEXS 6520 - Instrumentation in Exercise and Sport Science

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the selection and operation of laboratory equipment used to measure performance, physiological and anthropometrical adaptations of the human body to exercise and sport training. Furthermore, students will analyze and report data collected from the various measurement techniques covered in this course. Identification and explanation of grant funding opportunities for procurement of equipment will be presented.


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  • PEXS 7000 - Research Design and Statistics for Sport Science

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 5670  or equivalent. An in-depth study of the principles and methods of experimental design and data analysis as related to sport. The class includes discussions of experimental design dealing with hypothesis-generating research as well as true experimental designs. Comprehensive and detailed discussion of data analysis will include information related to validity, reliability, assessing variable relationships, and methods of determining statistical differences applicable to sport settings. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of statistical analysis of athlete-monitoring programs and hypothesis-generating designs, including multiple single-subject designs and statistical process control analysis. (spring, even years)


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  • PEXS 7010 - Advanced Sport Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 5657  or equivalent. Advanced study of the nutritional needs for various types of athletes (based on sport, sex and age) and in-depth discussions of ergogenic aids: environmental, mechanical, psychological, nutritional, and pharmacological. Particular emphasis is placed on non-banned safe and potentially effective aids that can enhance recovery and restoration including nutrient timing, vitamins, minerals, massage, ice therapy, and vibration.


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  • PEXS 7400 - Internship in Sport Physiology and Performance

    (3-9 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 6520  and PEXS 7000 . Hands on coaching experiences with established professionals crafted to fit the goals of the student. This course will provide the student with an opportunity to integrate and apply skills learned in research and in the classroom by working directly (coaching) with specific intercollegiate teams or working in specific laboratory settings involving athletes. Repeatable for up to 9 credits. (360 total contact hours) (spring, odd years; summer, even years)


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  • PEXS 7420 - Research in Sport Physiology II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 7020 . This course builds on the laboratory rotation course (PEXS 7020) in which students actively participate in research of graduate faculty involving sport science projects. This course will advance the students’ skills and knowledge of specific sport science monitoring and research from data collection to publication with their chosen faculty advisor. Participants will attend and give research talks at weekly journal club meetings on topics from the current literature using the skills and knowledge acquired during the laboratory rotations. (fall, odd years)


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Language

  
  
  
  
  
  

Management

  
  
  
  
  
  • MGMT 5112 - Supply Chain Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. A comprehensive course dealing with an approach to analyzing and managing logistics networks that improve a company’s competitive position in the global marketplace. Issues dealing with resource flows throughout the supply chain will be discussed through lectures, case analysis, and simulations. Supply Chain Management is meant to provide the student with a sound, basic knowledge and understanding of the systems and techniques for planning and managing supply chains in the manufacturing and service sectors. Further, it will provide the student with an understanding of the need to make strategically sound decisions concerning these supply chains.


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  • MGMT 5587 - HRM Certification

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MGMT 4510 or the instructor’s permission. A review of the content domain of human resource management topics as defined by the Society for Human Resource Management. Students will prepare for the Society of Human Resource Management’s Human Resource Certification Institution Examination. Major content areas include: professionalism and ethics, management practices, selection and placement, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and health, safety and security. Practice exams are a major focus.


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  • MGMT 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5505  and/or permission of the major advisor. This course applies the concepts of strategic planning within the context of the health care industry. Issues associated with competing in a changing health care environment are explored with a focus on the development of solutions to problems associated with this change. The strategic management of health care delivery will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, ranging from those of the insurance industry, to public health facilities, to large health care networks, to small practices of health care providers.


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  • MGMT 5667 - Environmental Law for Business

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MGMT 3000 or MGMT 5020  or equivalent. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the environmental laws and regulations that influence decision-making in the current business climate. Topics include the process by which environmental legislation is developed and promulgated, how regulations are revised, and the basic scientific and policy foundations driving specific environmental legislation. Also covered is the interaction of the judicial process in the enforcement of environmental legislation. The student also will be introduced to the technical aspects of environmental legislation most affecting business operations and the manager’s role regarding compliance issues.


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  • MGMT 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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Marketing

  
  
  • MKTG 5111 - E-Marketing

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. A comprehensive course dealing with an approach to develop a general framework to enable the design of Internet marketing programs. The course will illustrate that Internet marketing programs must be integrated with an overall marketing effort. The e-Marketing course is meant to provide the student with an understanding of how to think about and implement Internet marketing, as well as providing the student with a focus on the best of both academic theory and the practice of Internet marketing.


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Mass Communications

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • MCOM 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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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

  
  
  
  
  
  • MALS 5350 - Theory and Practice of Regionalism

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MALS 5000  and MALS 5100 . Interdisciplinary seminar in the theory and practice of regionalism. Course topics include “old” vs. “new” regionalisms (globalization and the market model; government/ governance and empowerment; regionalism, localism and provincialism) and critical regionalism (modernization, urbanization, and the homogenization of culture; space, place, bioregion, and sustainability). Graduate students outside the MALS Program may enroll with the permission of the instructor.


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  • MALS 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). (fall, spring, summer)


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Mathematics

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • MATH 5047 - Mathematical Statistics I

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites: Mathematics 2050, 2110, and 2010.

    Beginning Spring 2013. the prerequisite will be: Admission to the math graduate program or permission. An introduction to the theory of probability and mathematical statistics. Topics will include discrete and continuous probability distributions and their applications, mathematical expectation and moment generating functions, functions of random variables and transformations, sampling distributions, the central limit theorem, Chi-square, t, and F distributions. (fall)


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  • MATH 5157 - Introduction to Modern Geometry

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites: Mathematics 2250 and 2800 (or concurrent enrollment).

    Beginning Spring 2013, the prerequisite will be: Admission to the math graduate program or permission. An introduction to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, emphasizing the distinction between the axiomatic characterizations and the transformational characterizations of these geometries. Some history of the development of the discipline will also be included.


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  • MATH 5327 - Time Series Analysis

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites: MATH 2050 or equivalent.

    Beginning Spring 2013, the prerequisite will be: Admission to the math graduate program or permission. Methods for analysis of observations taken at equally spaced moments in time. Exploratory analysis of time series, decomposition approach, exponential smoothing and regression, time domain approach (ARIMA models), forecasting, introduction to the frequency domain approach, periodogram, and spectrum.


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