Jun 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

French

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Geography

  

Geosciences

  
  
  
  • GEOS 5010 - Geospatial Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing at ETSU or permission of instructor.

    Accelerated introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. GIS is a framework for gathering and managing data. It involves organizing layers of information into maps and 3D visualizations to discover and analyze spatial patterns. Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information about objects and landscapes from a distance, most commonly in the form of aerial and satellite images. Remote sensing data is a primary source of information used in GIS. GIS and remote sensing form the foundation of geospatial science.


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  • GEOS 5017 - Advanced Cartography: Web & Mobile Mapping

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: GEOS 2500 or GEOS 3500 or permission of instructor. 

    Provides an advanced course in the study of the science and art of digital mapping. Emphasis is placed upon three components of modern cartography: 1) the transition of spatial data to a web-based platform, 2) cloud-based (online) mapping techniques, and 3) mobile-friendly mapping application designs and structures. Topics are presented during lecture and applied by students in laboratory settings. This course includes experience in developing and implementing web-based map/applications.

    Dual Listed With: GEOS 4017.


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  • GEOS 5357 - Environmental Consulting

    (3 credits)
    Introduces projects such as Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (non-invasive historical and current land-use review), Phase II Site Contamination Assessments (sampling of soil, rock, and water to define vertical and horizontal extents of contamination), and Phase III Remediation (cleanup of contaminated sites). Additionally, the course covers proposal and report writing, contracting, loss and liability, insurance, patent law, and review of state and federal regulatory files. The course is useful to students in physical and natural sciences, engineering, public health and business.

    Dual Listed With: GEOS 4357.


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  • GEOS 5587 - Engineering Geology

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Geosciences or permission from instructor.

    Applies fundamentals of geology to civil engineering problem solving. Topics include rock and mineral types, soil properties, rock mechanics, geologic structures, active tectonics and earthquake hazards, slope stability and landslides, groundwater, rivers and flood hazards. Team projects include site assessment field investigations.

    Dual Listed With: GEOS 4587.


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  • GEOS 5989 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Provides experience with businesses, industries, and government agencies that provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Arrangements for this course are made through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration.  Repeatable.  for twp semesters of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and compensation as full-time employees. 


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German

  
  
  
  
  

Global Sport Leadership

  
  • GSLD 6000 - Leadership in Global Sport

    (3 credits)
    Examines leadership from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. Characteristics and competencies of sport leaders throughout the world are analyzed and evaluated as each student begins to develop a personal leadership style. Particular attention is focused on gender, race, and ethnicity in sport, sport culture and professional networking as well as introducing change, creating a vision, encouraging communication, and building a team.


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  • GSLD 6600 - Effect of Global Governing Bodies on Sport Leadership

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: GSLD 6500 .

    Examines the relationship of how governing bodies such as NCAA, USOC, IOC, Federal, State, and institutional regulations, etc. affect the analysis and ultimately the decision-making processes of sport leaders and demonstrates how historical, political and societal changes influence decisions of governing bodies. This background provides sport leaders with information to develop efficient and effective programs within the constraints of governance structures. 


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  • GSLD 7700 - Doctoral Capstone for Global Sport Leadership II

    (6 credits)
    Prerequisites: GSLD 7600 .

    Continuation of GSLD 7600 to complete the Doctoral Capstone digital portfolio that includes a personal leadership philosophy that uses the best practices worldwide with support from writings, research, personal interactions, and experiences to justify each leadership principle. Particular attention is focused on developing a personal growth plan for the future to include engagement and connection with particular attention to role models, mentors, and associates. The conclusion of the research focus initiated in GSLD 7600 is incorporated in the Doctoral Capstone project. This compilation of material results in creation of a digital portfolio that encompasses all aspects of learning from the course content as well as the leadership style of the student.


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Graduate

  
  • GRAD 5001 - The Art of Self-Marketing

    (1 credit)
    This course is intended to provide students with the necessary tools for seeking a first or new job. The course provides students guidance on how to conduct a professional self-assessment, what is the base for setting career goals and choosing internships/jobs to apply to. Along with learning about networking and obtaining job references, this class covers the internship/job searching process. A portion of this course has a practical approach on the creation/enhancement of resumes and cover letters. The course approaches, in a practical manner, the preparation process for the various types of internship/job interviews.


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  • GRAD 5009 - Leadership for Professionals

    (1 credit)
    This course is intended to provide students with in overview of leadership as it applies to various professional fields. The course provides students with an understanding of the differences between leadership and management and how leaders can benefit from a balanced use of both. Along with learning about the different leadership types/styles, this class covers the leadership skills set every leader must develop to be successful. A portion of this course has an ethical approach on communication, motivation, and decision making. The course also provides students with an understanding of the best practices on leading change and diversity, and dealing with crisis.


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  • GRAD 5017 - Responsible Conduct of Research

    (1 credit)
    This course focuses on ethical principles that guide the conduct of research. It introduces students to the international and professional codes of ethics, government regulations, and institutional policies that relate to the responsible conduct of research. This course is delivered in hybrid mode and will have 6 class meetings. Enrollment will be open but limited to a class size of 30 - 10 undergraduate and 20 graduate students.

    Dual Listed With: GRAD 4017.


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  • GRAD 5110 - Teaching Pedagogy for the Graduate Teaching Assistant

    (1 credit)
    This course focuses on higher education teaching pedagogy and effectiveness in difference settings such as classroom and laboratory. The course is designed to complement discipline-specific activities such as “Supervised Experience in Teaching” courses, and it will emphasize effective communication as well as classroom management strategies. This course has an alternate delivery schedule and has 3 class meetings per term.


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  • GRAD 7850 - Mentoring Student Research

    (1 credit)
    The purpose of this course is to provide faculty with formal instruction on serving as mentors for research students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The course will help develop faculty skills in various aspects of mentoring, including outlining strategies for recruiting and funding student research; fostering discussion on best practices for effective mentoring; presenting approaches to ensure a successful experience for the student and mentor; discussing real life mentoring problems and identifying solutions; and establishing a support group among faculty research mentors. Faculty status required; registration is by permit only.


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Health Sciences

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • HSCI 5607 - Bacterial Physiology

    (4 credits)


    Prerequisites: General Microbiology and Organic Chemistry required; Biochemistry recommended.

    Considers the biochemical nature of the growth of microorganisms that includes studies of bacterial cytology, enzymes, nutritional requirements, metabolic pathways, and genetic regulation. Laboratory includes studies of selected aspects of metabolism during bacterial growth and the use of bacterial vectors for cloning DNA.

    Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

    Dual Listed With: HSCI 4607.


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  • HSCI 5747 - Mycology

    (4 credits)


    Prerequisites: General Microbiology and Organic Chemistry.

    Surveys fungi with emphasis on form, structure, genetics, growth and nutrition, classification, ecology, and economic importance. The fundamentals of general mycology and the procedures used for the isolation and identification of fungi including yeasts, mold, and actinomycetes are investigated in the laboratory.

    Two hours lecture and (2) two-hour labs per week.

    Dual Listed With: HSCI 4747.


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  • HSCI 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 assignments. 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.

    When Offered: As needed.


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  • HSCI 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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Health Services Management and Policy

  
  • HSMP 5010 - Foundations of Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Provides an introduction to public health practice, including an overview of the profession and science of public health and factors related to human health.  Topics may include history, values, functions and essential services of public health, public health methods and sciences, key health indicators, levels of prevention, determinants of population health, health inequities, global burdens of disease, and ecological perspectives on health.


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  • HSMP 5029 - Supervised Research - Health Services Management and Policy

    (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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  • HSMP 5039 - Supervised Experience in Administration or Service

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with administrative or service 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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  • HSMP 5040 - Health Systems, Regulations, and Policies

    (4 credits)
    Provides a systems approach for understanding the delivery of public health and health services in the public and private sectors. An overview of the health system including the organization, structure and function of health care, public health, and regulatory systems across national and global settings. Topics may include health policy, public health and health care systems, financing and delivery, law and ethics, advocacy, collaboration and cross-sector partnerships, and the challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community, and societal levels.


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  • HSMP 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of accounting and finance within the context of the health care industry. Course coverage includes basic accounting and finance principles and how these principles are applied in the health care arena. Topical coverage includes financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis, cost behavior and control, capital acquisition, budgeting, reimbursement mechanisms, and managed care.


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  • HSMP 5300 - Quality Improvement in Health Services Organizations

    (3 credits)
    Provides advanced training in the principles and practices of quality improvement and risk management in health services settings. Course content is focused on translating state and national quality improvement initiatives into organizational operations. Students incorporate aspects of leadership, management, and resource alignment specific to the implementation of organizational process improvement.


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  • HSMP 5400 - Data Informed Decision-Making in Health Administration

    (3 credits)
    Examines the principles and practices of using data to inform decision-making within health systems. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing relevant data and information to guide the strategic alignment of policies and programs and to inform organizational change within a practice environment. Topics may include use of informatics resources, use of analytical tools to visualize and interpret findings from internal and external studies, legal and ethical considerations in data collection and use, and developing the statistical literacy and communication skills needed to foster a culture of data informed decision making within health organizations. 


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