Apr 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 340 - Short Prose Fiction


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of representative modern British, American, and continental writers of the short story and the short novel, with emphasis upon the techniques of the genre. Course offered as needed.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 341 - Advanced Research and Argumentation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of rhetorical strategies, sentence combining, editing, logic and persuasion, diction, usage, and research methods.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  


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    ENGL 342 - Creative Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An introduction to various forms of modern fiction and poetry, with opportunities for the creation of original poetry and fiction.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 343 - Teaching and Tutoring Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of composition as a discipline and current issues in the field of teaching and tutoring writing in secondary school English classes. This course emphasizes effective teaching strategies for high school English composition.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 344 - Business and Professional Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course explores the principle of effective writing in business and administration with special focus on the elements of mechanics, organization, technical style, and documentation. Students will learn various forms of writing commonly used in business communications, such as business letters, memorandums, reports and proposals. The course emphasizes clarity, conciseness, organization, format, style, tone, and correctness.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 345 - Technical Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course explores effective writing in technical genres, with a focus on adjusting content, organization and style for various audiences including peer, managerial, and lay audiences. Students will examine and produce various technical documents, such as instructions or manuals and reports, and engage in usability testing and revisions of documents.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 346 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will introduce students to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction for publication. Students will focus on three subgenres within the discipline: reportage (editorial writing), the personal essay, and travel writing. The course is conducted as a workshop; thus, students will submit drafts of their work to their classmates, receive verbal and written feedback, and revise accordingly. Towards the end of the course, students will develop a portfolio of their work for grading and submit at least one revised work to a journal or magazine for publication.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 347 - Writing Children’s Literature


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will provide students with an understanding of how to write for children in different literary genres and with an opportunity to create written manuscripts for children. The course will also consider issues and trends in the children’s publishing industry.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 350 - Modern Poetry


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of British and American poetry from Whitman, Dickinson, and Hardy to the present, with emphasis on the major poets of the twentieth century.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 360 - Modern Drama


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A survey of works of major playwrights from lbsen and Strindberg to contemporaries such as Pinter and Stoppard.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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    ENGL 370 - Special Topics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will vary according to the expertise and interest of the individual instructor and may be repeated under different topics or subtitles, e.g. an important author not covered elsewhere, a genre (detective fiction, perhaps), something interdisciplinary (literature and music), or a specific, focused ad hoc topic, for example, responses to school shootings. Non-English majors are encouraged to enroll.


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    ENGL 371 - Literary Theory and Criticism


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will introduce students to contemporary trends in literary theory and criticism against the historical background, which contemporary theory is often a reaction against.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  


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    ENGL 380 - Legal Studies Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course introduces students to ethics and professional responsibility and helps students to develop their skills in logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and analytical reasoning. Students in the seminar will focus on preparing for a legal or paralegal career.


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    ENGL 381 - Legal Research and Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course helps students to develop research and writing skills and familiarize themselves with writing conventions associated with the legal profession. Students in the course will prepare case briefs, analyze statutes, and develop effective strategies for reading, commenting on, and citing legal documents.


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    ENGL 401 - Chaucer


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A course on The Canterbury Tales and on other works selected from the Chaucer canon, with consideration of literary, social, religious and philosophical backgrounds of the time.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 409 - Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Sociolinguistics is the study of language in society, including dialectology, gender issues, politeness, language policy, and pedagogy. Pragmatics is the study of communication in context, including deixis, implicature, speech acts, metaphor, and other tropes.


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    ENGL 411 - Shakespeare


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of selected major Shakespearean dramas, including comedies, histories, and tragedies, and of Shakespeare’s development as a dramatist. Requirement for English majors.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 412 - Eighteenth Century


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A survey of the major English writers from the Restoration - the age of Dryden, of Pope, and of Johnson to the beginning of Romanticism and a study of the rise of the English novel in the eighteenth century.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 420 - Digital Rhetoric and Content Writing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course emphasizes the analysis and production of professional reports and presentations. Students will read, analyze, format for printing and transmission, draft, revise and edit reports in multiple formats, for multiple audiences, and for flexible purposes.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 431 - The Novel


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of the novel as a literary mode with emphasis on selected major works.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 432 - Romantic Poetry and Prose


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of the major British Romantics, with an examination of representative works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats in their cultural and critical contexts.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Junior Standing


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    ENGL 470 - Senior Capstone Course


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 0

    Directed study on special topics in English conducted by members of the Department.
    Prerequisite: Senior Standing


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    ENGL 480 - Internship


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Supervised practical experience in a professional setting.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120  and Senior Standing


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Engineering

  
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    ENGR 101 - Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides general information on engineering disciplines, common engineering practices, the engineering profession and history, engineering education, engineering design, engineering ethics and engineering opportunities from the instructor and/or invited speakers. Preliminary work on a design project will be undertaken by student teams.


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    ENGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering Graphics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course introduces the students to skills of effective communication through engineering drawing. Topics include drawing instruments, lettering, geometric drawing, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, CAD systems, and examples of actual engineering drawings.


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    ENGR 103 - Introduction to Computing Environments


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course introduces the students to the computing environments that enable engineering students to get familiar to the hardware/software used in performing computer related tasks. Topics include: basic operation of the computer operating systems; office application tools; engineering application tools; and web page creation. The course will emphasize the computing environment in the field of engineering computation so the students are ready when they transfer to the engineering departments of participating universities.


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    ENGR 201 - Engineering Statics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Basic concepts of forces in equilibrium are introduced. Distributed forces, frictional forces are discussed. Inertial properties are analyzed in application to machines, structures, and systems.
    Prerequisite: PHYS 125   and PHYS 125L  and MATH 242  (may be taken concurrently)


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    ENGR 202 - Engineering Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An introduction to kinematics of particles in rectangular, cylindrical, and curvilinear coordinate systems; energy and momentum methods for particles; kinetics of systems of particles; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in two or three dimensions; motion relative to rotating coordinate systems.
    Prerequisite: MATH 242  and ENGR 201 


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    ENGR 204 - Properties of Engineering Materials


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental physical principles governing the structure and constitution of metallic and nonmetallic materials and the relationship among these principles and the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of engineering materials. The influence of the atomic the and grain structure of structural materials on mechanical properties will be considered. The effects of mechanical and heat treatments on structure and properties of materials are examined. Fatigue and creep of materials, fracture toughness, mechanical and non-destructive evaluation, environmental effects are studied. This course also addresses design considerations as well as characteristics of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141  and CHEM 141L  and CHEM 161  and CHEM 161L  and PHYS 125  and PHYS 125L  


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    ENGR 206 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is a calculus based introduction to probability and statistics with emphasis on Monte Carlo simulation and graphical display of data on computer workstations. Statistical methods include point and interval estimation of population parameters and curve surface fitting (regression analysis). The principles of experimental design and statistical process control are introduced.
    Prerequisite: MATH 241 


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    ENGR 214 - Solid Mechanics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Concepts and theories of internal force, stress, strain, and strength of structural elements under static loading conditions. Constitutive behavior for linear elastic structures is discussed. Deflection and stress analysis procedures for bars, beams, and shafts will be considered. Introduction to matrix, analysis of structures will be made.
    Prerequisite: MATH 242  and ENGR 201  and ENGR 204  (may be taken concurrently)


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Entrepreneurship

  
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    ENTR 100 - Entrepreneurial Thinking


    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides an introduction on how to think and act entrepreneurially. The course examines how creative and innovative thinking along with initiative allow the student to see and seize opportunities. This course also takes the approach that everyone (not just those who want to start businesses or enterprises) can benefit from understanding and applying an entrepreneurial mindset to any situation that demands change in their lives.


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    ENTR 300 - Entrepreneurial Discovery and Creativity


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will promote entrepreneurial thinking and explore a variety of problem solving approaches. Students will experience what it means to fully engage their brains to discover the patterns that produce breakthrough ideas. This course will explore the creative process and help students identify their own creative problem-solving styles.


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    ENTR 301 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Using applied economics and business principles, this course focuses on issues that face entrepreneurs who start new enterprises or create new ventures within existing firms. The topics covered in the course include the evaluation of new venture ideas; the planning, formulation and implementation of strategies for creating new ventures and finally the evaluation of economic conditions and the financing of new ventures. This course is cross listed with ECON 301 .
    Prerequisite: ECON 212  and ACCT 211 


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    ENTR 303 - Entrepreneurial Strategy and Opportunity Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides a foundation for the analysis of entrepreneurial opportunities. The course reviews a variety of strategic considerations derived from managerial economics, industrial organization and entrepreneurial finance in the context of specific entrepreneurship cases. This course is cross listed with ECON 303 .
    Prerequisite: ACCT 211  and ECON 212 


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    ENTR 312 - Entrepreneurial Marketing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course clarifies key marketing concepts, methods, and strategic issues relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. Topics addressed include: (1) Marketing issues facing entrepreneurs today; (2) Identification and evaluation of marketing opportunities; (3) Achieving competitive advantages given limited marketing resources, and (4) Major marketing/sales tools that are useful in an entrepreneurial setting. This course is cross listed with MKTG 312 .
    Prerequisite: MKTG 311 


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    ENTR 350 - Entrepreneurship


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of the creation, growth, or acquisiton of business through entrepreneurial efforts, the nature of the entrepreneurship process, and the organization of growth oriented acquisitions.
    Prerequisite: MGMT 311   and FINC 311  and MKTG 311  


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    ENTR 415 - Entrepreneurial Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will help students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to become more effective stewards of their small business finances. This course integrates all aspects of planning using finances in a person’s small business. It incorporates the preparation of a financial plan for a small business that involves the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, sources of financial resources and the various forms of business ownership. Various techniques and tools will be reviewed, as will the understanding of income tax laws and their impact on small business. This course is cross listed with FINC 415 .
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    ENTR 450 - Small Business Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    The process of managing a small business including planning, marketing, production, finance, organization, personnel, and pragmatic issues in real situations.
    Prerequisite: MGMT 311   and FINC 311  and MKTG 311  


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    ENTR 460 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Study and analysis of contemporary issues and entrepreneurship and the creation of new ventures. The issues covered in the course may include the economic theory of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial opportunities and risks caused by economic change, the role of creativity and innovation in the economy, entrepreneurial strategy, the identification of new venture opportunities, and case studies of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures.


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Ethics and Civic Engagement

  
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    ETCE 101 - Foundations of Ethics and Civic Engagement


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides an introductory foundation for students’ orientation to civic engagement, social action, and the relationship between learning and engaged citizenship. The course also introduces students to the contexts, issues, skills, and experiences of citizenship and civic leadership in a democratic society. Finally, the course assists students with developing students’ readiness to accept personal and social responsibility, as well as their preparation for responsible citizenship.


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    ETCE 102 - Intermediate Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course builds upon the foundation of students’ orientation to civic engagement, social action, and the relationship between learning and engaged citizenship developed in ETCE 101 . The focus of this course is to introduce students to the contexts, issues, skills, and experiences of citizenship and civic leadership in a democratic society. Finally, the course assists students with developing students’ readiness to accept personal and social responsibility, as well as their preparation for responsible citizenship.
    Prerequisite: ETCE 101  or instructor permission


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    ETCE 103 - Advanced Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course builds upon the foundation of students’ orientation to civic engagement, social action, and the relationship between learning and engaged citizenship developed in ETCE 101 . The course also builds upon ETCE 102 ’s introduction of students to the contexts, issues, skills, and experiences of citizenship and civic leadership in a democratic society. The focus of this course is to assist with developing students’ readiness to accept personal and social responsibility, as well as their preparation for responsible citizenship.
    Prerequisite: ETCE 102  or instructor permission


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    ETCE 200 - Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides a foundation for students’ orientation to civic engagement, social action, and the relationship between learning and engaged citizenship. The course also introduces students to the contexts, issues, skills, and experiences of citizenship and civic leadership in a democratic society. Finally, the course assists students with developing students’ readiness to accept personal and social responsibility as well as their preparation for responsible citizenship.


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Fire and Emergency Services Administration

  
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    FESA 322 - Fire Investigations


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A course intended to provide the student with advanced technical knowledge on rules of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and testifying. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 345 - Firefighter Fitness and Wellness


    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is applied in nature and is directed at enhancing the physical and mental health of the participant through the application and understanding of the cardio-muscular fitness requirements of the modern firefighter. It also provides an overview of the ramifications of emergency worker stress and potential coping strategies that can be utilized to cope with work induced stress. This course will enable the participant to design a personal and/or work-team fitness regime. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 350 - Fire Prevention Organization and Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education; codes and standards; inspection and plans review; fire investigation; research; master planning; various types of influences; and strategies. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration Majors only.


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    FESA 360 - Applied Fire Service Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Ethics in the provision of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services are challenging and complex. No other government services are granted the same degree of public trust. This course increases student proficiency in making ethical decisions in the provision of emergency service. Students will discover how to consider problems in terms of their ethical implications. Students will also learn a model for making ethical decisions. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 377 - Fire-Related Human Behavior


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An exploration of the dynamics of human behavior in fire incidents. The functions and implementation of prevention practices, program, codes, and ordinances are stressed. The concepts of risk, personal invulnerability, role, and group dynamics are examined in relation to design aspects of buildings and mitigation of the effects of fire on modern society. Discussion deals with proper ways of conducting post-fire interviews and emphasizes the psychological effects of communications during emergencies. Open to Fire and Emergency Servijces Administration majors only.


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    FESA 390 - Fire Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is an examination of the dynamics within the context of firefighting and its application to fire situations. Course includes the examination of fire, including combustion, flame spread, flashover, and smoke movement; applications to building codes; large-loss fires; and fire modeling through a consideration of the physics and chemistry of fire and combustion. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 400 - Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An examination of the legal, political, and social aspects of the government’s role in public safety, including the American legal system, fire department operations, employment and personnel issues, fire officials’ roles, and legislative and political influence. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 402 - Managerial Issues in an All Hazards Environment


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines regulatory issues, hazard analysis, multiagency contingency planning, response personnel, multiagency response resources, agency policies, procedures and implementation, public education and emergency information systems, health and safety, command post dynamics, strategic and tactical considerations, recovery and termination procedures, and program evaluation. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 412 - Advanced Fire Administration


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines organizational and leadership tools for fire service administrators, including community approaches to administration, core skills, planning and implementation, leading change, and community management. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 421 - Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines technical, investigative, legal, and managerial approaches to the arson problem, including principles of incendiary fire analysis and detection, environmental and psychological factors of arson, gang-related arson, legal considerations and trial preparations, managing the fire investigation unit, intervention and mitigation strategies, and shaping the future. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite: FESA 322  or permission of program director


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    FESA 422 - Applications of Fire Research


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An examination of the rationale for conducting fire research, various fire protection research activities, and research applications, including fire test standards and codes, structural fire safety, automatic detection and suppression, life safety, and firefighter health and safety. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 430 - Fire Service Personnel Administration


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Basic and advanced concepts and processes of designing, implementing, and administering the personnel functions of fire service organizations. Emphasis is placed on human resource planning, job classification, job analysis, equal opportunity organizations and resources, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, development, performance evaluation, and assessment centers. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 440 - Fire Service Organizational Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An exploration and examination of organizational dynamics, including organization culture as it applies to the American fire service. Knowledge gained through this course will assist the fire service administrator in solving complex organizational challenges. The focus will be on the many varieties of theories about public organizations; the consideration of the relationship between theory and practice; and the development of a coherent, integrated understanding of fire service organizations. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 441 - Topics in Fire Department Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A course designed to cover contemporary topics of interest in the area of fire department administration. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 455 - Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of the ethical, social, organizational, political, and legal components of community risk reduction, as well as a methodology for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.


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    FESA 490 - Fire Service Internship


    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0

    An experience that offers an opportunity to apply content learned in the classroom to complete a project in management or investigation in the workplace. Open to Fire and Emergency Services Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite: Completion of a majority of Core Curriculum requirements and permission of program director.


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Finance

  
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    FINC 100 - Financial Literacy


    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines basic financial terms and concepts and is designed to provide students with some of the skills and knowledge that they need to manage their finances and be informed consumers. Topics covered include savings, credit and debt; budgeting; student loans; credit cards; insurance; buying a car; your first house, etc.


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    FINC 311 - Principles of Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A course in basic financial management, including the study of the nature of financial management, financial analysis, working capital management, and long-term investment decisions.
    Prerequisite: ACCT 211  and (ECON 211  or ECON 212 )


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    FINC 320 - Financial Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A continuation of FINC 311  emphasizing the use of analytical tools dealing with capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital with consideration of long-term financing, expansion, and problems of small businesses in connection with decision-making techniques.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 323 - Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A formal examination of the role of money, banking, and financial institutions, as well as rudimentary discussion of monetary policy issues in the domestic and international economies. This course is cross listed with ECON 322 .
    Prerequisite: ECON 211  and ECON 212  and MATH 123 


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    FINC 330 - Personal Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of problems of money management, with special attention to credit borrowing, saving and funds allocation among stocks, bonds, insurance, property, and mutual investment companies.


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    FINC 336 - Healthcare Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course focuses on the financial assessment, acquisition, allocation, and control of financial aspects of health care organizations. Topics include application of financial management principles to the unique decision-making in healthcare industry, budgeting processes, cost allocation, fees structure, and management control process.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 340 - Risk Management and Insurance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A focus on the identification, analysis, and measurement of potential losses and on the alternative methods of managing them, with risk management being treated broadly and insurance treated in depth as a method of risk transfer.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 350 - Real Estate


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A presentation of the fundamental economic aspects of real property, with special attention to the changing character of the urban economy and its effect on land values and land utilization.


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    FINC 354 - International Trade and Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A survey of the theories of international trade, balance of payment, exchange rate determination, international portfolio investment (including currency swaps, options and futures) international financial management (global cost, budgeting, and capital flows) and related monetary issues. This course is cross listed with ECON 351 .
    Prerequisite: ECON 211  and ECON 212 


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    FINC 360 - Principles of Risk Management and Insurance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    An introductory study of the risk management process and the importance of insurance as a method of handling risk. This course is designed to generate an awareness of the nature of risk, its effects on individual and business decisions, and the methods available for treating risk. Course content includes property insurance, auto insurance, life and health insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Relationships between risk management and other functional areas of business are also considered.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311  


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    FINC 410 - Investments


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A survey of portfolio models and theories; factors affecting corporate and other securities as portfolio choices; the organization of capital markets and the analysis and evaluation of securities.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 411 - Investment Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides an introduction to fixed income markets in the world. These markets include dealings in government, corporate debt instruments, mortgages, OTC (over-the counter) and exchange traded securities. The course topics include: the description and analysis of fixed income instruments; term structure of interest rates theory; evaluation of fixed income securities; portfolio management; asset backed securities; dynamic investment strategies; and other topics of current relevance to these markets.
    Prerequisite: FINC 410 


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    FINC 412 - Security Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides an overview of the securities industry and the different types of securities available for inclusion in a portfolio. Consistent with some objective a more detailed approach is then applied to evaluation of the different classes of securities.
    Prerequisite: FINC 410 


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    FINC 415 - Entrepreneurial Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course will help students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to become more effective stewards of their small business finances. This course integrates all aspects of planning using finances in a person’s small business. It incorporates the preparation of a financial plan for a small business that involves the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, sources of financial resources and the various forms of business ownership. Various techniques and tools will be reviewed, as will the understanding of income tax laws and their impact on small business. This course is cross listed with ENTR 415 .
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 420 - Commercial Bank Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of the fundamental principles underlying the management of a commercial bank; capital funds; assets and liability management; value maximization; legal and operational constraints.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 424 - Financial Statement Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is a study of the process of business analysis through the evaluation of financial statements. Topics include analysis of financial statements and ratio, strategic, prospective, equity, and credit analysis. This course presumes an understanding of finance and accounting principles in order to successfully master the course content. While some finance and accounting concepts may be reviewed, this course is about the analysis and evaluation of financial information. Students must be able to express the analysis of cases and other course work in writing that meets professional standards. This course is cross listed with ACCT 424 .
    Prerequisite: ACCT 211  and ACCT 212  with a grade of B or better and FINC 311  with a grade of C or better.


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    FINC 430 - Seminar in Banking and Finance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A study of contemporary issues in Finance with areas of analysis drawn from corporate finance, investments, and financial markets and institutions.
    Prerequisite: FINC 320 


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    FINC 431 - Options and Futures


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This is an introductory course in financial futures and options. The course topics include: the description of futures, forward, and options markets; the determination of forward and future prices, interest rate and currency futures and swaps; properties of stock options; valuation of stock options with Binomial and Black-Scholes models; other types of options including stock index options, options on futures, and interest rate options; and hedging strategies using futures and options.
    Prerequisite: FINC 410 


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    FINC 440 - International Financial Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines factors that are critical to the financial decision making process in a global economic environment. Our approach will be from the perspective of a financial manager in private business enterprise.
    Prerequisite: FINC 320 


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    FINC 450 - Financial Markets


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A course in macro-finance which focuses on financial markets and the financial institutions that serve them. Money and capital markets and their role in the savings and investment are considered. Topics such as the market for loanable funds, flow-of-funds accounts, and securitization are covered.
    Prerequisite: FINC 311 


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    FINC 453 - Economics and Finance Internship


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    A practical course enabling students to apply their theoretical knowledge of economics/finance to real situations and to gain practical experience in business, financial industry, and government institutions. This course is cross listed with BADM 430  and ECON 450 .


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    FINC 460 - Current Problems of Banking


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is intended to survey the current condition of the banking industry. Special emphasis is placed on topics and issues that are most relevant to students preparing to begin careers in banking and related fields.


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    FINC 461 - Corporate and Financial Risk Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course examines how corporations approach the problem of dealing with risks in today’s complex marketplace. Emphasis is given to the economic impact of risk on the firm, concentrating on minimizing the cost of risk regardless of the source. Consideration is given to the various sources of risk classifications including hazard risk, operational risk, strategic risk, and financial risk. Alternative methods of dealing with, managing, and financing risk are considered. Methods include loss prevention, risk retention, insurance purchasing, and risk financing techniques available through the capital markets. We also discuss today’s global marketplace and the risks faced by multinational firms.
    Prerequisite: FINC 360  


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    FINC 462 - Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Provides an analysis of group plans (e.g., medical, life, disability, and retirement), stock options, profit sharing plans and statutory benefits (e.g., workers’ compensation and social security). Includes a review of legislation affecting these plans. Non-traditional plans (e.g., child care, flex time, and wellness programs) are also examined.

     

     

     
    Prerequisite: FINC 311  


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    FINC 463 - Commercial Property and Liability Insurance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    Provides a comprehensive examination of commercial property and liability insurance including commercial property and commercial liability risk management; the legal environment of property and liability insurance; and property and liability insurance function, practices and issues.

     
    Prerequisite: FINC 311   and BADM 209  


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    FINC 464 - Life Insurance and Professional Financial Planning


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course explains the integration of Social Security benefits, employer provided retirement and health insurance benefits, and individually purchased life insurance and investments into a comprehensive financial plan. Students successfully completing this course should understand the need for and main techniques of financial planning in contemporary U.S. society.
    Prerequisite: FINC 320  


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Foreign Language

  
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    FORL 210 - Foreign Language I


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is an introduction to a designated foreign language, and is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the language and culture it represents. Emphasis will be placed on the basic language skills (comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) and culture. Course may be repeated for credit for different languages.


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    FORL 220 - Foreign Language II


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is a continuation of FORL 210 . FORL 220 will continue to improve on the language and cultural knowledge and skills acquired in FORL 210  with emphasis on comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as pragmatics.
    Prerequisite: FORL 210 


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    FORL 250 - Literature in Translation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course is a survey of the literature written in foreign language but studied in English translation. It differs from ENGL 211 , ENGL 212  in that they survey a wide variety of literary works originally in several languages while FORL 250 focuses on the literature of a single language. Students may take FORL 250 more than once for credit if taken in different languages.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 110  and ENGL 120 


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Forensic Science

  
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    FORS 200 - Introduction to Forensic Science


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course introduces the basic principles and relationships between the applications of chemistry, biology, and physics to forensic science as they relate to the criminal investigative process. The course is designed to give students insight into the many areas of forensic science and to study the newest techniques used by forensic laboratories.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141 and CHEM 141L and CHEM 161 and CHEM 161L and BIOL 150 and BIOL 150L
    Corequisite: PHYS 115 and PHYS 125L (may be taken concurrently) or PHYS 116 and PHYS 126L (may be taken concurrently) 


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    FORS 250 - Crime Scene Investigation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course introduces students to the theories and practices of crime scene processing. Topics will include evidence search and recovery, documentation of the scene, collection and preservation of evidence, and evidence submission to a crime laboratory. This course will provide a brief introduction to crime scene photography and crime scene reconstruction.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200 


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    FORS 300 - Forensic Professional Practice


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides basic knowledge of quality assurance and quality control, professional certification, and membership in professional organizations. In addition, the ethical issues relating to pre-trial discovery procedures, courtroom testimony, and qualifications of expert witnesses will be presented. Lastly, the course will discuss professional development, ethical considerations for experimental designs, and technical writing.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200  and CRJC 202  (may be taken concurrently)


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    FORS 325 - Molecular Biology


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2

    An in-depth study of the structure, function, and biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acids. Isolation, purification and structural modification of DNA and protein in laboratory exercises will be utilized to provide an understanding of the various DNA/protein methodologies and their applicability to forensic science. This course is cross listed with BIOL 325  and BTCH 360.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 200  and BIOL 200L and CHEM 223  and CHEM 223L  and CHEM 225 and CHEM 225L


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    FORS 325L - Molecular Biology Lab


    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2

    Laboratory exercises will focus on isolation, purification, and structural modifications of DNA and proteins to provide an understanding of the nucleic acids and protein methodologies and their application in research and industry. Cross listed with BIOL 325L.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 200 and CHEM 223 and CHEM 223L and CHEM 225 and CHEM 225L


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    FORS 371 - Latent Print Examination


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2

    This course introduces students to the basic elements of fingerprint development and lifting from evidence found at crime scenes. Friction ridge analysis and comparison using Level I, II, and III characteristics will be covered. In addition, the use of forensic technology and databases will be introduced.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200 


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    FORS 375 - Crime Scene and Latent Evidence Analysis


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2

    This course introduces students to the theories and practices of crime scene processing, and the basic elements of fingerprint development. Topics will include evidence search and recovery, documentation of the scene, collection and preservation of evidence, and evidence submission to a crime laboratory. This course will provide a brief introduction to crime scene photography, friction ridge analysis and comparison, and the use of forensic technology and databases. 
    Prerequisite: FORS 200  


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    FORS 400 - Forensic Microscopy


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2

    This course will familiarize students with the microscopy equipment common to most modern crime labs. The course will enable students to select mode-appropriate equipment and techniques and to make basic observations of the physical and optical properties of common evidential materials. This class is an introduction to microscopic analysis, identification, and characterization of materials, such as glass, hair, fiber, paint, and soil.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200  and PHYS 116 and PHYS 126L 


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    FORS 410 - Technical Writing in Forensic Science


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0

    This course provides students with a working knowledge of various types of technical and scientific communication, including writing proposals, instructions, and forensic reports for both specialist and nonspecialist. It aims to enable the students to present information professionally in clear, concise and appropriate format. It deals with ethical issues involved in professional technical writing. Formal elements of reports with library research are also emphasized.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200  and FORS 300 


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    FORS 420 - Forensic Chemistry I


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2

    Applications of spectroscopic methods to forensic science. Background and applications of ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, Fourier-transfer infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy will be discussed.
    Prerequisite: FORS 200  and FORS 300  and CHEM 222
    Corequisite: FORS 400 


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    FORS 430 - Forensic Chemistry II


    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2

    Applications of separation methods to forensic science. Techniques covered will include gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis.
    Prerequisite: FORS 420 


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