UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 
Course Prefix  Course Prefix 
A EC  FREN
A ED G B 
A EN  GEN
ACC GEOG
ADMS GEOL
AGRI GERM
AGRN  H S
ANSC  HIST 
ARCH HLTH 
ART  HORT
AS&D  HRM 
ASCI  HYDR 
BIOL I T 
C J  M S 
CHEM  MATH 
CIS  MET 
CLS  MGMT
CNSL MKTG 
COMS  MUSC 
CPSY  NUR
D S P ED
DGS  P SC 
E S PHIL 
ECO  PHYS 
EDAD  POLS
EDSP PSY 
EDU R E
ELEN  R&RM 
ENGL RDG 
ENGR SOC 
ENTO  SOSC 
ENVS  SPAN
F A SWK 
FIN  THEA 
  W S
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (A EC)

1053. Introductory Agricultural Economics. (3-0) An introduction to economics principles and concepts in agriculture today as they relate to the American economic system. Emphasis will be on management problem-solving techniques under various situations, especially those agricultural in nature, including producing, processing, distributing, and consuming farm and ranch products. Course fee $5. (F,Sp,Sm)

2123. Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture. (2-2) Microcomputer technology applied to management, record keeping, and agribusiness. Emphasis on the application of database, spreadsheet, and other business software used in various agricultural environments. Prerequisite: CIS 1033 or 1043. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

3123. Production Economics. (3-0) Application of economic production principles in solving resource allocation problems in agriculture and agribusiness. Prerequisites: A EC 1053; ECO 2013, 2023, 3023. (F,Sp,Sm)

3143. The Agricultural Marketing System. (3-0) An introductory course covering the principles, practices, institutions, functions, and problems involved in the marketing of agricultural commodities. Prerequisite: A EC 1053 or ECO 2023. (F,Sp,Sm)

3173. Quantitative Analysis. (2-2) Statistical principles and methods in analyzing agricultural and economic data to solve problems relating to production, consumption, and cost/profit optimization. Provides a basic background in statistical analysis and related computer applications. Prerequisites: MATH 1113 and A EC 2123, or equivalent, or approval of instructor. Lab fee $15. (Sp)

3333. Agricultural Prices. (3-0) Factors affecting commodity prices, price trends and seasonal variations, parity prices, methods of forecasting demand and prices, and economic tools and techniques for making decisions. Prerequisites: A EC 1053, 2123, and 3143. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp)

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experiences fee $50. (F,Sp,Sm)

4013. Public Agricultural and Food Programs and Policies. (3-0) Identification and analysis of alternative governmental programs and policies affecting prices and quantities of agricultural commodities, farmer-rancher incomes, food supplies and consumer prices, and domestic and foreign food distribution and trade. Consideration of relevant political and economic factors, administrative aspects, and the policy participants. Prerequisites: A EC 1053 or two semesters of economics and junior classification. (Sp)

4023. International Economics. (3-0) An introduction to international theory and policy and its extensions, welfare effects of tariffs and non-tariff barriers, commercial policies of the United States, trade policies of developing countries, multinationals, balance of payments, and foreign exchange markets. Credit for both A EC 4023 and ECO 4013 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: ECO 2013.

4063. Commodity Futures Markets. (3-0) Introduction to the organization and functioning of futures markets. Analysis of the economic function performed by markets, and study of fundamental and technical approaches to market forecasting. Examination of various trading strategies applied primarily to agricultural commodities. Prerequisites: A EC 1053 or ECO 2023; A EC 2123 and 3143. (F)

4103. Farm and Ranch Management. (2-2) The organization and operation of farms and ranches, with special attention to economic and business principles that influence profits. Practical laboratory exercises involve the application of decision-making aids including accounting, budgeting, linear programming, and gaming in achieving a profitable business. Prerequisites: A EC 1053 and 3143. Lab fee $6. (FE)

4213. Economic Development of Rural Areas. (3-0) Analysis of economic problems of rural areas of the United States. Review of fundamental causes of economic decline in rural areas. Application of economic principles and theory to problems of rural areas. Evaluation of current methods and public programs for economic development. Application of analytical methods to development problems. Credit for both A EC 4213 and ECO 4213 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: A EC 1053 or ECO 2023. (Sp)

4303. Agricultural Finance. (3-0) Analysis of the capital requirements for farming and ranching; principles involved in the use of each type of farm credit. Prerequisites: Senior classification, A EC 3123, and one semester of accounting, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

4333. Economics of Agribusiness Management. (3-0) Economic aspects of the agribusiness system. Management techniques related to problem recognition and decision making in organizations involved in the agricultural sector. Prerequisites: A EC 1053 or ECO 2023 and A EC 3143. (F)

4603. Research Methods. (2-3) Application of sampling and experimental designs to laboratory and field studies in plant and animal research. Data collection, methodology, instrumentation, animal care, computer applications, and reporting experimental results in agricultural disciplines. Only three hours credit may be awarded for R&RM 4603, AGRN 4603, HORT 4603, or A EC 4603. Prerequisites: A EC 2123 and senior standing or consent of instructor. Lab fee $4. (F)

4863. Agricultural Economics Problems. (Credit variable) Individualized study of current topics in student's major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student's interest, needs, and depth of study. Maximum undergraduate credit, four semester hours. Prerequisites: Senior classification and advance approval by instructor of record. (F,Sp,Sm)

5013. Environmental Issues and Agricultural Policy. (3-0) Current and emerging problems in economics of environmental issues relating to agriculture and agribusiness firms. Examination of policy issues, institutions, and legal and political constraints in relation to environmental quality and agricultural resources. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and 3023, or approval of instructor of record.

5103. Advanced Farm and Ranch Management. (2-2) Economic theory and business principles applied to the organization and operation of farm and ranch businesses. Emphasis will be on farm budgeting and decision making, selecting and combining enterprises, analyzing farm investment alternatives, farm growth strategies, risk, and uncertainty. Prerequisites: A EC 3143, 4103. Lab fee, $6.

5123. Production and Operations Analysis. (3-0) Analysis of the production and operations function from a problem-solving and quantitative models approach. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record. (Sp)

5143. Advanced Agricultural Marketing. (3-0) Market development concepts, practices, and strategies for food and fiber products. Causes, effects, and relationships to business and consumer economics. Strategies for price risk management in buying and selling agricultural products. Prerequisites: ECO 3023 and A EC 3143, or approval of instructor of record.

5333. Management Practices of Agribusiness. (3-0) An examination of the choices, decisions, strategies and organizational behavior of agribusiness firms and their management. Primary emphasis will be given to the managerial practices of food and agricultural supply firms in the agri-food industry. Prerequisites: A EC 4303 or equivalent FIN course, A EC 3143 or MKTG 3143, and MGMT 3013, or approval of instructor of record.

5863. Agricultural Economics Problems. (Credit variable) Advanced independent study and research in agricultural economics topics. A written report will be submitted to the supervising professor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record.
 
 

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION (A ED)

5023. Leadership for Agri-Services and Development. (3-0) Study of styles and theories that are applicable to functioning in a leadership role in educational and agri-industry/business settings.

5113. Information Systems to Agricultural Services & Development. (3-0) Analysis of information systems used in agricultural services and development. A study of the flow of information in and among various components of the agri-education/industry/business sectors.

5133. Administration and Supervision of Career and Vocational-Technical Education. (3-0) Theories and procedures applicable to the organization, administration, financing, and supervision of career and vocational-technical education in public and post-secondary schools. Prerequisite: Professional experience or approval of the instructor. (F,Sm)

5163. Program Building in Agricultural Education. (3-0) Organization of educational programs in agriculture on local, state, national and international levels. Prerequisite: Professional experience or approval of the instructor.

5183. Ethical/Environmental Issues in Agricultural Services & Development. (3-0) Ethical and environmental issues affecting public policy as related to agri-education/industry/business.

5193. Workshop in Agricultural Education/Service/Development. (3-0) Selected programs in agricultural education, extension, service, development, or international programs. Also will serve as state certifying course for cooperative part-time training teachers as topic justifies. Prerequisite: Professional experience or approval of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

5403. Methods of Technological Change. (3-0) Methods of planning and implementing change in agricultural techniques and practices. Special emphasis on the role of the agricultural change agent and the effects of change on society and the economy. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. (Sm)

5853. Seminar. (Credit variable) Group study and discussion of current developments in agricultural education. Special emphasis given to research and legislation as they affect programs in teacher education, vocational agriculture, and related areas of education. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

5863. Problems (Credit variable) Studies related to agricultural education, extension, service and development, international programs, and policies affecting agriculture. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. (F,Sp,Sm)

5883. Thesis. (3-0) Scheduled when student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until thesis is accepted. Prerequisite: AGRI 5983 or other approved research methodology course and consent of major professor.

5983. Philosophy, Interpretation and Application of Research. (3-0) Studies designed to acquaint students in agricultural research techniques and demonstration related to the classroom, laboratories, work experience, and extension and adult education activities in agricultural programs. Basic concepts concerning interpretation and analysis of research data.

5993. Practicum, Field Problems, or Internship. (3-0) Supervised professional activities in agricultural education/industry/business settings. Emphasis is placed on the student's involvement in successful practices in the area of professional interest. Experience may be on the local, state, national, or international level. May be repeated once for credit. Field experiences fee $50. (Sp)
 
 

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (A EN)

2013. Agricultural Power Units. (2-2) Fundamentals of internal combustion engine operation to include gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum. Preventive maintenance and general servicing of tractor engine systems: intake and exhaust; fuel; lubrication; cooling; electrical; power trains and hydraulic. Also covered are tractor engine tune-up, small engine operation maintenance and reconditioning, and plumbing and irrigation power systems. Lab fee $8. (F,Sp)

2213. Fundamentals of Agricultural Building Construction. (2-3) A course designed to acquaint students with principles and application of carpentry, tool maintenance, tool and hardware nomenclature, preparation of drawings and bills of materials, blueprint reading, and the preparation and use of concrete. Also included are maintenance needs for the home and agricultural buildings. Lab fee $8. (F,Sp)

2303. Introductory Metals and Welding. (2-4) Cold metal work, soldering, pipe fitting, tool conditioning, hardware nomenclature, arc and oxyacetylene welding. Lab fee $12. (F,Sp)

3183. Conservation and Water Utilization. (2-3) Elementary surveying including chaining, leveling, and mapping as applied to farm needs. Water control including laying out terraces, waterways, and farm ponds. Water utilization including irrigation principles and practices and associated problems of drainage. Wind erosion. Prerequisites: MATH 1073 and junior classification. Lab fee $4. (F,Sm)

3253. Agricultural Electrical Systems. (2-2) Elements of: electric current generation and transmission, agricultural applications of electric heating, lighting and power, wiring, motors, and power rates. Also includes National Electrical Code and maintenance of air conditioning and cooling systems. Lab fee $13. (F,Sp, Sm)

3293. Farm Utilities. (2-3) Farm water supply, sewage disposal, heating and ventilating systems, farm refrigeration, and farmstead layouts. Prerequisite: A EN 3253. Lab fee $6. (F)

3403. Agricultural Field Machinery. (2-4) Principles of construction, operation, adjustment, calibration, and repair of agricultural tillage, planting, cultivating, spraying, fertilizing, and harvesting machinery. Laboratory activities include set-up of new equipment, wear analysis and repair of used equipment, calibration of equipment, and field operations. Prerequisite: A EN 2303. Lab fee $12. (N)

4014. Agricultural Tractor Mechanics. (2-6) Wear analysis and repair of tractors and farm engine internal components including valves, cylinders and pistons, crank-shaft and bearings, camshaft, engine block and head, lubrication system, transmission, and final drive. Laboratory activities will include reconditioning of farm tractors. Prerequisite: A EN 2013. Lab fee $12. (N)

4844. Internship. (0-16) The student will complete an approved 160-hour supervised work experience with a firm or organization involved in manufacturing, sales, service, or demonstration of agricultural machinery, equipment, or supplies. Prerequisites: 18 hours of agricultural engineering, senior classification, and approval of academic advisor. Lab fee $8. Field experiences fee $50. (F,Sp,Sm)

4863. Agricultural Engineering Problems. (Credit variable) Individualized study of current topics in student's major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon students' interest, needs, and depth of study. Maximum undergraduate credit, four semester hours. Prerequisites: Senior classification and advance approval by academic advisor. (F,Sp,Sm)
 
 

ACCOUNTING (ACC)

2033. Introduction to Financial Accounting. (3-0) An introduction to financial accounting concepts and their application in the accounting process for business organizations. Includes financial statement preparation and analysis and communication of financial information. No previous knowledge of accounting required. Lab fee $2. Course fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

2043. Introduction to Managerial Accounting. (3-0) An introduction to the use of accounting information as an aid to management decision making. Includes budgeting, the control process, the classification of costs, and financial modeling. Prerequisite: ACC 2033. Lab fee $2. Course fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

3003. Accounting Concepts. (3-0) A survey of basic accounting principles, concepts, and methods to include a review of general purpose financial statements and the accounting process. Financial accounting procedures are presented to support the overall managerial function. This course is provided for students without a previous accounting background. (Meets requirements for Accounting I.)

3013. Microcomputer Applications in Accounting and Finance. (3-1) Theory and application of microcomputer technology in the practice of accounting and finance. Emphasis on the utilization of basic spreadsheet and general ledger software. Intended to stimulate creative initiative in performing accounting tasks and to develop the basic skills necessary to efficiently and effectively utilize the microcomputer. Credit for both CIS 3013 and ACC 3013 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: ACC 2033. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

3023. Cost Accounting. (3-0) An introductory cost course, emphasizing the accounting for material, labor, and manufacturing expenses in both job order and process cost systems. Special attention to distribution of service department cost and costing of byproducts and joint products. Prerequisite: ACC 2043. (F,Sm)

3033. Intermediate Accounting I. (3-0) The environment of accounting, development of standards, basic theory, financial statements, worksheets, and the application of generally accepted accounting principles for the business enterprise with emphasis on corporations. Prerequisite: ACC 2043 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (F,Sp)

3043. Intermediate Accounting II. (3-0) A continuation of Intermediate I with continued emphasis on generally accepted accounting principles as applied to the business enterprise. Prerequisite: ACC 3033 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (F,Sp)

3053. Governmental and Institutional Accounting. (3-0) Budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting principles and practices for governmental and other not-for-profit entities. Prerequisites: ACC 3033 or approval of department head. (F)

3063. Managerial Accounting and Control. (3-0) Studies in the nature, measurement and analysis of accounting data appropriate to managerial decision making; comprehensive budgeting; statistical cost estimation; cost-volume-profit analysis; gross profit analysis; application of probability to cost control; and capital planning. Prerequisites: College Algebra or MATH 3093 and Accounting I or ACC 3003. (Meets requirements for Accounting II.)

3083. Managerial Accounting. (3-0) A study of the uses of accounting information by management. Accounting procedures and reports essential to management are emphasized, as are cost analysis, cost control, budgeting, and controllership. Prerequisite: ACC 2043 or department head approval. Course cannot be counted as part of a degree program for an accounting major.

3103. Accounting Information Systems. (3-0) Specific study of design and implementation of complex accounting information systems. An understanding of the traditional accounting model and its relationship to each type of accounting information system will be emphasized, including accounts receivable, inventory control, cost accounting, operational budgeting, and capital budgeting. Key elements of a well-designed management control system are included. Prerequisite: ACC 2043. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

4013. Financial Accounting. (3-0) A study of financial statement analysis and accounting topics related to financial statement presentation and disclosure. Prerequisite: ACC 3043 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (F)

4033. Advanced Accounting Principles. (3-0) Special phases of partnership accounting, joint ventures, consignments, installment sales, statement of affairs and accounting for insolvent concerns, and business combinations. Prerequisite: ACC 4013 or concurrent registration. Lab fee $5. (Sp)

4043. Auditing--Professional Responsibilities. (3-0) Introduction to auditing and professional responsibilities of auditors and other members of the accounting profession. Topics include legal and ethical responsibilities of accountants, professional auditing standards, and reports on the results of auditing engagements. Prerequisite: ACC 3043 or concurrent registration. (F)

4053. Federal Tax Accounting. (3-0) The present income tax law and regulations; income tax legislation, treasury and court decisions, departmental rulings; income tax problems and returns, social security, and self-employment taxes. Prerequisites: ACC 2043 and junior classification. Credit for both ACC 4053 and FIN 4053 will not be awarded. (Sp)

4063. Federal Tax Accounting--Advanced. (3-0) Current income tax law and tax accounting procedures. Preparation of income tax returns of partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: ACC 4053 or approval of department head. Credit for both ACC 4063 and FIN 4063 will not be awarded. (F)

4093. Financial Control. (3-0) The role and development of accounting and other information for use in planning, control, decision making, and performance evaluation. Application of appropriate quantitative and statistical methods. Prerequisite: 12 hours ACC.

4143. Auditing--Evidence. (3-0) Procedures used by auditors to gather and evaluate information. Topics include evaluation of internal control, compliance testing, substantive testing, and statistical sampling. Prerequisite: ACC 4043.

4353. Financial Statement Analysis. (3-0) Use of financial statements to analyze the position of a firm. Topics include analysis techniques and limitations imposed by generally accepted accounting principles. Prerequisite: ACC 3033 (Intermediate Accounting I).

4573. Accounting Theory. (3-0) A systematic study of the generally accepted accounting rules and principles that govern the practical application of accounting methods. Prerequisites: ACC 3033 and 3043 (Intermediate Accounting I and II).

4853. Senior Seminar. (3-0) A seminar designed to provide professional-level enrichment activities for accounting majors in their senior year. Includes participation in professional organizations, study of the various segments of the accounting profession, current events research, presentations, applications of current technology, and interviewing and resume preparation. Prerequisites: 24 hours of ACC courses and senior standing. (Sp)

4863. Problems. (Credit variable) A directed study of selected problems in accounting. May be repeated with approval of department head. Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of department head. (F,Sp)

4903. Topics in Accounting. (3-0) Deals with selected accounting topics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

5033. Accounting for Management. (3-0) A careful study of accounting as related to problems of making business decisions. Readings, cases, and problems dealing with use of accounting data.

5853. Accounting Seminar. (3-0) Selected accounting topics of current importance to business management. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

5863. Problems. (Credit variable) This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS (ADMS)

1053. Intermediate Keyboarding. (3-2) Students will master the alpha-numeric computer keyboard by touch, with attention to accuracy and the correct formatting of business documents such as letters, memorandums, formal reports, forms, and other business correspondence. Prerequisite: ADMS 1022 or beginning typewriting in high school or college. Lab fee $10. (F)

1063. Advanced Document Production. (3-2) Students will develop the ability to format high-quality documents using the computer. Prerequisite: ADMS 1053. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

2033. Beginning Shorthand. (3-2) Basic instruction in the principles of a shorthand system. Emphasis is placed on acquiring speed in taking dictation. Lab fee $6.

2043. Advanced Shorthand. (3-2) Instruction in the principles of a shorthand system. Emphasis is placed on developing dictation speed and the transcription of notes into acceptable final form. Prerequisite: ADMS 1053 or high school typewriting and ADMS 2033 or approval of department head. Lab fee $6.

3153. Word Processing. (3-2) Orientation to word processing concepts terminology, procedures, and hardware. Students are given experience with basic and advanced functions of dedicated word processors and microcomputer word processing software. Prerequisite: ADMS 1063 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15. (F)

3163. Advanced Word Processing. (3-2) A comprehensive study of microcomputer word processing software. Students will develop proficiency in the use of word processing software through extensive hands-on experience with advanced formatting functions including macros, graphics, drawing, merging, and sorting to create documents with columns, tables, and charts. Prerequisites: ADMS 1063 and 3153 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15. (Sp)

3183. Current Issues in Business Technology. (3-0) A survey of current topics to acquaint the business student with a variety of technological changes encountered in the business environment. Prerequisite: Junior classification. (F)

3193. Current Issues in Business Operations. (3-0) Examination of a variety of contemporary issues affecting business operations in the areas of accounting, finance, business communication, business law, management, marketing, and economics. Prerequisite: Junior classification. (Sp)

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

4133. Administrative Information Systems. (3-2) Business information and decision support systems are examined as critical elements in business data and information systems. Emphasis is placed on data and records management systems, electronic filing and retrieval systems, reprographics systems, telecommunication systems, and machine transcription systems. The course includes discussion of current and future technological trends. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Lab fee $12. (F)

4143. Administration of the Electronic Office. (3-0) Principles of office management, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling are examined. Emphasis is placed on improved managerial performance, including procedures, personnel requirements, and equipment needs. Prerequisite: Junior classification. (Sp)

4843. Internship. (1-8) Preapproved and supervised work experience in an administrative systems-related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Junior classification and approval of department head. Field experience fee $50.

4863. Problems. (Credit variable) A directed study of selected problems in administrative systems. May be repeated with department head approval. Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of department head. (F,Sp,Sm)
 
 

AGRICULTURE (AGRI)

1011. The Agricultural Industry. (1-0) A survey of the agricultural industry, its challenges and recent trends as they affect entering students and their career plans and preparations. (F)

4853. Seminar. (Credit variable) A review of current problems and developments in agriculture; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports. Prerequisite: Senior classification. (F,Sp)

5883. Thesis. (3-0) Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approved research methodology course and approval of instructor of record.
 
 

AGRONOMY (AGRN)

1053. Fundamentals of Crop Production. (2-2) Classification and distribution of farm crops; importance of food cultivars and good seed; crop improvement; preparation of seedbed, commercial fertilizers, manures, and lime; seeding practices; crop tillage; harvesting; meadow and pasture management; weeds; crop rotation; diseases and insect enemies. Course fee $5.(F,Sp)

3014. Soils. (3-2) Designed to acquaint the student with the field of soil science. Basic principles of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil and their general applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 1054 and junior classification. Lab fee $4. (F,Sp)

3094. Introduction to Genetics. (3-2) Fundamental principles of genetics: variation, heredity, and interaction of genes, linkage, sex linkage, and mutation. Special emphasis given to breeding of farm crops and domestic animals. Laboratory includes demonstration of Mendelian ratios with field crops and Drosophila and an introduction to statistical methods as applied to agricultural research. Credit for both AGRN 3094 and GEN 3094 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204 or 1214 and junior classification. Lab fee $7. (F,Sp)

3103. Soil Morphology and Classification. (2-2) Soil development, classification, and mapping. Laboratory work will consist of field study of morphological features of the soil profile and the mapping of a designated area using approved methods. Prerequisite: AGRN 3014. Lab fee $4.

3203. Improved Pastures and Grazing Crops. (3-0) The establishment, development, and maintenance of improved native and introduced species of forage plants. Course content would include seedbed preparation, seeding and sodding techniques, fertilization, weed control, and grazing systems involved in the use of such pastures. Procedures used in the production and harvesting of the seed or sod of each plant species. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head. (SpE)

4103. Crop Production and Management. (3-0) Current concepts and practices in field crop production. Recognition and application of genetic principles to improve crop varieties. Crop production as related to cultural practices, fertilizer use, irrigation, pest control, and other production and management principles that affect crop yields. Prerequisites: AGRN 1053, 3014, or approval of department head. Lab fee $2. (FE)

4113. Genetics (3-0) Molecular basis of gene structure, function, regulation and expression, mutation theory, chromosomal aberrations, polyploidy effects and inheritance, genetic engineering, biotechnology, and genetic ethics. Credit for both AGRN 4113 and GEN 4113 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or equivalent course. (SpO)

4133. Weed Control. (3-0) Management and physiological principles involved in control of economically important farm and ranch weeds. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204, CHEM 1054. (SpE)

4204. Soil Conditions and Plant Growth. (3-4) Chemical, biological, and physical processes, activities, and conditions in soils as they influence plant growth. Prerequisite: AGRN 3014. Lab fee $4. (Sp)

4303. Commercial Fertilizers. (2-2) A study of raw material reserves, manufacture, and properties of fertilizer materials; properties and formulation of mixtures; relative efficiency of various plant nutrient sources; and related agronomic problems. Included will be field trips to various types of fertilizer plants. Prerequisite: AGRN 3014. Lab fee $9. (FE)

4603. Research Methods. (2-3) Application of sampling and experimental designs to laboratory and field studies in plant and animal research. Data collection, methodology, instrumentation, animal care, computer applications, and reporting experimental results in agricultural disciplines. Only three hours credit may be awarded for R&RM 4603, AGRN 4603, HORT 4603, or A EC 4603. Prerequisites: A EC 2123 and senior classification or consent of instructor. Lab fee $4. (F)

4846. Internship. (1-16) An approved, supervised, comprehensive work experience consisting of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) for career preparation in a public, commercial, or private agronomic enterprise. Prerequisites: Senior or junior classification and approval of academic advisor and department head. Field experience fee $50. (Sm)

4863. Agronomy Problems. (Credit variable) Individualized study of current topics in student’s major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student’s interest, needs, and depth of study. Maximum undergraduate credit, four semester hours. Prerequisites: Senior classification and advance approval by instructor of record. (F,Sp,Sm)

5014. Plant Breeding. (3-3) Specialized study of genetics as related to plant breeding. Methods of improving crop plants through hybridization, inbreeding and selection, heterosis, ploidy, quantitative characters, and induced mutation. Prerequisites: AGRN 3094 and graduate classification. Lab fee $5.

5104. Vegetative Influences. (3-3) Effects on plants of their environment, microclimate, soil properties, water yield, watershed management, forage production, and range management practices. Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of instructor of record. Lab fee $5.

5113. Advanced Genetics. (3-0) Impact of molecular genetics and biotechnology in agriculture and industry; evaluation of changes, discoveries, and potential of genetic engineering; assessment of related ethical impact on society. Credit for both AGRN 5113 and GEN 5113 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or equivalent.

5273. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition. (2-2) Advanced study of the relationship between soil properties and plant nutrition. Prerequisites: AGRN 3014 and graduate classification. Lab fee $5.

5303. Soil Physical Properties and Management. (2-2) Soil physical characteristics and their relationship to soil management; emphasis placed on the methods of measuring soil and soil conservation. Prerequisites: AGRN 3014 and graduate classification. Lab fee $5.

5863. Agronomy Problems. (Credit variable) Advanced problems in agronomy topics. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record.
 
 

ANIMAL SCIENCE (ANSC)

1073. General Animal Science. (2-2) The scientific study of animal agriculture involving beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses. Subjects covered will include management practices involving reproduction, nutrition, health, handling, genetic selection, and shelter. Marketing strategies and procedures. Lab fee $13. Course fee $10.(F,Sp)

1093. Introduction to Horse Production. (3-0) An introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of horse production, including the scope and status of the equine industry. Functional anatomy and dental hygiene of the horse are treated in detail, and the disciplines of nutrition and reproduction are introduced. (F)

1202. Rodeo Production and Skills. (1-2) A study of rodeo activities including organization, promotion, and management of rodeos. Skill development in all standard events will be emphasized with special attention to student needs. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp)

1502. Rodeo Techniques. (1-2) Skill development in all standard events will be emphasized, with special attention to student needs. Students must be members of the Tarleton varsity rodeo team. Credits may substitute for required P ED only and may be repeated. Prerequisite: approval of rodeo coach. (F,Sp)

2003. Horse Science. (3-0) Continuation and amplification of ANSC 1093. Designed to further increase the student's vocabulary and understanding of the areas of soundness, endocrinology, parasitology, pharmacology, and genetics. Prerequisite: ANSC 1093. (Sp)

2013. Avian Science. (2-2) An introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of quail, poultry, ostrich, and emu. Management principles involved in breeding, feeding, and disease control will be studied. Methods of preparing products for market and problems of marketing products will be studied. Credit for both W S 2013 and ANSC 2013 will not be awarded.

2023. Dairying. (2-2) A survey of the diary industry, dairy breeds, standards for selection and culling, herd replacements, feeding, management, and health maintenance. The food value, composition and quality, utilization, and processing of market milk and dairy products will be discussed. Credit for both D S 2023 and ANSC 2023 will not be awarded. (F)

2052. Equine Fitting and Showmanship. (0-4) Basic instruction in fitting and showing horses. The general format for conducting horse shows and contests will be presented. Students are required to train, groom, and show animals in the Little International Livestock Show and the judging contests. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

2073. Market Animal Evaluation. (2-2) Phenotypic evaluation of market animals including cattle, swine, and sheep. Emphasis on selection of market animals designated for slaughter. Evaluation of the economically important carcass characteristics for each species will be studied. Prerequisite: ANSC 1073. Lab fee $12. (Sp)

2133. Horse Psychology and Training. (2-2) Principles of breaking and training young horses, training techniques, basic anatomy, recognition of unsoundness and defects, and corrective techniques. Prerequisites: ANSC 1093 and 2003. Lab fee $4. (F)

3023. Animal Management and Product Utilization. (2-2) Development of know-ledge and skills pertaining to the management, nutrition, reproduction, and health of livestock, poultry, and wildlife. Processing, preparation, and distribution of animal products. Importance of wildlife species management as a part of production agriculture. Prerequisite: ANSC 1073 or equivalent. Lab fee $8. Course fee $15. (F,Sp)

3073. Livestock and Meat Evaluation. (2-2) Comparative evaluation of breeding and market animals with emphasis on live animal selection, official carcass grading, carcass contest, wholesale cut selection and pricing, and performance testing. Oral reasons and written justifications on placing classes will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ANSC 2073 or approval of department head and instructor. Lab fee $13. (F)

3083. Physiology of Reproduction. (3-0) Breeding efficiency of cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. Study includes the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive tracts, hormones directly controlling reproduction, estrus and estrus cycles, ovulation, mating, gestation, pregnancy tests, parturition, sperm physiology, semen evaluation, collection and storage of semen, and the primary causes of sterility in males and females. Prerequisite: Junior classification. (F)

3094. Feeds and Feeding. (3-2) Study of principal feeds and feed-stuffs from a practical point of view. Feeding standards and calculation of rations for maintenance, growth, fattening, and for milk, wool, and egg production. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp,Sm)

3104. Principles of Equine Reproduction. (3-2) Application of fundamental concepts and principles of equine genetics, breeding and reproduction. Prerequisites: ANSC 2003, 3083 and either 2133 or permission of instructor based on documentation of prior experience with stallions. Lab fee $15. (Sp)

3133. Sheep and Goat Production. (2-2) Practical applications of breeding, feeding, management, disease and parasite control with regard to range and farm conditions; fitting and showing. Wool and mohair production; grading; sorting; and marketing. Prerequisite: ANSC 1073. Lab fee $10. (Sp,Sm)

3153. Animal Diseases and Parasites. (2-2) Diseases of farm animals, both infectious and non-infectious, parasites, parasitic diseases. Disease and parasite prevention through sanitation, treatment of animal diseases. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of Department head. Lab fee $2.

3182. Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory. (0-4) Application of the fundamental concepts and principles of reproduction to cattle, sheep, and swine. Includes estrus detection, mating, pregnancy tests, semen collection and evaluation, and artificial insemination. Prerequisite: ANSC 3083. Lab fee $25. Additional fees for personal supplies and materials. (Sp)

3193. Animal Breeding. (3-0) Specialized study of the application of genetic principles to livestock breeding. Improvement of the economic traits of farm animals by utilizing the principles of heritability and selection. Breeding and selection systems in cattle, swine, sheep, and horse production. Prerequisite: AGRN 3094 or equivalent. (F)

3213. Meat Science. (2-2) Study of the science and physical processes involved in converting selected farm animals into marketable products. Particular attention will be given to the anatomy and nomenclature of meats, sanitation practices, and evaluation. Various techniques used by commercial establishments will be accentuated in the study of meat processing. Prerequisites: ANSC 1073 and junior classification, or approval of department head. Lab fee $9. (F,Sm)

3243. Horse Nutrition. (2-2) Includes health of stallion, mare, and foal. Nutrition and selection of optimum feeding programs. Prerequisites: ANSC 2003 and 3094. Lab fee $2. (Sp)

3303. Equine Assisted Therapy. (1-4) Study and application of the methods of using the horse in a therapy program. Guidelines from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Students will gain practical experience in the development and conduct of an equine-assisted therapy program. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

4003. Advanced Topics in Horse Science. (3-0) Detailed discussions of current knowledge in areas such as reproductive and alimentary physiology, nutrition, parasitology, pharmacology, performance factors, genetics, and unsoundness. Prerequisite: 6 hours ANSC and 6 hours BIOL. (F,Sp)

4033. Beef Cattle Production. (2-2) Beef cattle industry, principles involved in breeding, feeding, management, disease and parasite control, and marketing analysis of ranch and feed lot systems. Prerequisite: ANSC 3094 or 4063. Lab fee $9. (F,Sp,Sm)

4053. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. (3-0) Introduction to comparative anatomy and physiology of farm animals. The roles of the various systems of the animal body will be studied with practical applications made to animal production. Prerequisite: ANSC 1073 or equivalent and junior classification. (Sp)

4063. Animal Nutrition. (3-0) The animal body, its composition and food, some physiochemical bases of life processes; digestion, composition, metabolism, and functions of feeds and nutrients; vitamins, inorganic elements, and metabolism; growth, reproduction, lactation. Prerequisites: ANSC 1073 and senior classification or approval of instructor. (F,Sp)

4083. Environmental Physiology of Farm Animals. (3-0) Studies of farm animals and interactions with their physical environment. Detailed attention is given to the effects of changes and extremes in natural and artificial animal environments, including temperatures, shelter, altitude, humidity, crowding, and other stress factors associated with modern livestock production and handling practices. Prerequisites: ANSC 4053 and senior classification or approval of department head. (N)

4103. Swine Production. (2-2) Applications of breeding, feeding, housing, sanitation, and disease control. Analysis of herd records. Prerequisite: ANSC 3094 or 4063. Lab fee $8. (F,Sp)

4123. Meat Processing and Merchandising. (2-2) The chemical and physical characteristics of meats and their relations to the processing and manufacturing of meat food items. Carcass value as influenced by merchandising techniques and practices. Sanitation control and commercial and retail operations will be stressed. Laboratory work will include meat processing and the development of competencies in processing all classes of livestock. Prerequisite: ANSC 3213 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

4253. Aqua, Ratite, and Cervidae Agriculture. (3-0) A review of the production and economic importance of the catfish, redfish, ostrich, emu, rhea, red deer, fallow deer, whitetail deer, shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and the American alligator with primary emphasis on food and leather production. Credit for both ANSC 4253 and W S 4253 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: W S 2213 and 8 hours of advanced ANSC or approval of the department head. Lab fee $4. Cost of field trips will be borne by the student.

4303. Horse Enterprise Management. (2-2) Individualized instruction in management techniques for horse enterprises. Record systems, marketing, and business operation procedures. Prerequisites: Senior classification in ANSC and approval of instructor. (F,Sp)
4403 Advanced Dairy Ration Balancing and Records Management. (1-4) Students will learn to evaluate dairy rations and feeding management strategies and make suggestions for improvements. Students also will learn to.evaluate dairy herd management records and make management recommendations based on those records. The.course is for students who desire advanced practical training in applied nutrition and dairy herd management. Credit for both D S 4403 and ANSC 4403 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: D S 3023 or equivalent.

4583. Laboratory Topics in Animal and Food Sciences. (1-4) Individualized instruction in laboratory analytical procedures, techniques, and instrumentation commonly used in animal and food sciences. Topics involve various aspects of analysis techniques associated with nutrition, reproduction, breeding, physiology, and meats and dairy-products processing. May be repeated once when topics vary. Lab fee $20. Students may also need to purchase appropriate personal articles such as protective apparel. (F,Sp,Sm)

4843. Internship. (1; 8-16 Credit variable, 3-6) Formally arranged and approved on-the-job training with cooperating sponsor in a commercial or private sector of the livestock or meats industries. A minimum of 40 hours of training is required for each hour of academic credit. A maximum of six hours credit may be earned by internship completion. Oral and written reports of internship experience required. Prerequisite: Advanced standing and approval of department head. Field experience fee $50. (F,Sp,Sm)

4853. Seminar. (Credit variable) A review of current problems and developments in agriculture; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports. Prerequisite: Senior classification. (F,Sp)

4863. Animal Science Problems. (Credit variable) Individualized study of current topics in student's major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student's interest, needs, and depth of study. Maximum undergraduate credit, four semester hours. Prerequisite: Senior classification and advance approval by academic advisor. (F,Sp,Sm)

5013. Advanced Animal Nutrition. (3-0) Study of biochemical and physiological bases of nutritional requirements of nonruminant and ruminant animals. A survey of current knowledge and concepts, practices, applications and limitations of methods and techniques in nutrition research. Prerequisites: ANSC 4063 and graduate classification.

5043. Ruminant Nutrition. (3-0) Survey of current knowledge and concepts in ruminant physiology and biochemistry, their literature and experimental basis and relation to current and future practice and investigation. Prerequisites: ANSC 4063 and graduate classification.

5053. Advanced Livestock Production. (3-0) Survey of current knowledge and concepts in breeding and reproduction, nutrition, and modern management of livestock. Review of past and present research and application to future practice. Prerequisites: ANSC 3083 and graduate classification.

5063. Assisted Breeding Technology. (2-2) Theory and practice of assisted breeding technology in modern breeding programs for farm livestock and other animal species. Prerequisites: ANSC 3083 and AGRN 3094 or equivalents.

5203. Beef Cattle Feedlot Management. (3-0) A study of the operation of industrial feedlots. Design of feedlots, economics, technical nutrition, cattle management, marketing and consumer relations. Prerequistes: ANSC 3094 and graduate classification.

     
5403. Advanced Dairy Ration Balancing and Records Management. (1-4) Students will learn to evaluate real-life dairy rations and feeding management strategies and make suggestions for improvements. Students also will learn to evaluate dairy herd management records and make management recommendations based on those records. The course is for students who desire advanced practical training in applied nutrition and dairy herd management. Credit for both ANSC 5403 and either D S 4403 or ANSC 4403 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: D S 3023 or equivalent. (F)

5863. Animal Science Problems. (Credit variable) Advanced studies in animal science problems and procedures. Problems assigned according to experience, interest, and needs of individual student.
 
 

ARCHEOLOGY (ARCH)

2013. Archeology. (3-0) A survey of human prehistory and the origins of civilization. Topics covered include archeological theory and methodology, the evolution of humans, the origins of culture, development of agriculture, and the early history of world civilizations. Theory reinforced by field experience.

ART (ART)

1113. Design I. (2-4) Emphasis on two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, form, texture, shape, space, and arrangement. (Sp)

1213. Drawing I. (2-4) A beginning course investigating a variety of media, techniques, and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities and consideration of drawing as a development process as well as an end in itself. (F)

1313. Art Appreciation. (3-0) A theory course designed to introduce the trends, techniques, styles, and major personalities of the visual arts. (F, Sp, Sm)

2113. Design II. (2-4) Continuation of Design I with emphasis on three-dimension concept. Lab fee $5. (F)

2213. Drawing II. (2-4) Expansion of Drawing I stressing expressive and conceptual drawing aspects, including the human figure within a spatial environment. Prerequisite: Drawing I.(Sp)

2313. Art History I. (3-0) A survey of architecture, painting, and sculpture from earliest times through the Classic Period. (F)

2323. Art History II. (3-0) A survey of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Romantic Period to the present. (Sp)

2413. Introduction to Painting Media. (2-4) An introduction to painting media with an emphasis on color, composition, and self expression. Prerequisites: ART 1113, 1213, 2213, or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (F,Sp)

3113. Experimental Media Studio. (2-4) A studio course in experimentation in two- and three-dimensional media and techniques. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ART 2113, 2213 or department head approval. Lab fee $5. (Sp)

3213. Life Drawing. (2-4) An advanced drawing course based on the observation of the human figure and interpretation through a variety of drawing techniques. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ART 1113 and 2213 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

3313. Art History of America. (3-0) A study of the art of America from pre-Columbian periods to the present. (Sp)

3413. Painting Studio. (2-4) A continued investigation of the technical qualities and expressive possibilities of painting media with emphasis on personal and stylistic development. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisite: ART 2413 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (Sp)

3423. Watercolor. (2-4) A studio in painting with an emphasis on traditional watercolor within the study of color, composition, and self expression. Prerequisite: ART 2413 or approval of department head.

3513. Sculpture Studio. (2-4) An investigation of the cultural techniques, methods and media. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (F)

3713. Printmaking. (2-4) The basic printmaking processes including planographic, intaglio, stencil, and relief. Prerequisite: ART 1113, 1213, or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisite: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

4413. Advanced Studio in Two-Dimensional Media. (2-4) A guided project in a variety of two-dimensional media with a group or individual show as an objective. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisite: Completion of 6 hours of junior-level studio courses with a grade of C or better or approval of department head. Lab fee $5. (Sp)

4863. Individual Problems in Art. (Credit variable) Art problems assigned in the area of the student's individual interest with emphasis on individual development. Prerequisite: ART 2213. (F,Sp)
 
 

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT (AS&D)

2113. Applied Analysis. (3-0) Collection and computer analysis of data and records related to production agricultural enterprises. Problem-solving techniques related to the areas of animal science, agronomy, agricultural business, and agricultural mechanization are stressed.

3011. Analysis of Agricultural Occupations. (1-0) A course to advance student understanding of professional occupations in agriculture and the professional and technical competencies required. (F,Sp)

3023. Agricultural Sales and Services. (3-0) Application of successful selling. Principles and practices in providing farm and ranch operations with agricultural materials, supplies, equipment, and services. Seller aspects involved in the marketing of farm and ranch products by farm-related agribusinesses. Career opportunities and preparation in agricultural sales and services will be explored. Prerequisite: A EC 1053 or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

4016. Student Teaching. (1-16) Ten weeks or equivalent of off-campus supervised student teaching in an Agricultural Science and Technology Program in selected public schools in Texas. Prerequisite: Senior classification. Field experience fee $50. (F,Sp)

4053. Agricultural Mechanical Services. (2-2) Applications of advanced phases in agricultural mechanics. The course will emphasize the organization, management, service, and use of equipment in all areas of agricultural mechanics. Prerequisites: Senior classification and A EN 2013, 2213, 2303. Lab fee $4. (F,Sp)

4063. Agricultural Mechanical Services and Instruction. (2-2) Field-based applications of agricultural mechanics instruction. This course will emphasize the organization, management, service, and use of equipment in all areas of agricultural mechanics instruction. Prerequisites: A EN 2013, 2213, 2303, and EDU 3033. Lab fee $4. (F,Sp)

4103. Leadership Development. (2-2) Field-based experiences designed to develop leadership ability for teaching, entrepreneurship, and conducting adult and youth organizations. Includes systems of record keeping. Corequisite: AS&D 4203 or 4303. Lab fee $4. (F,Sp)

4203. Course Building. (2-2) Field-based experiences are provided in a school setting where students will prepare and deliver units of instruction for adults and secondary programs; develop long-term teaching plans, reports, and daily lesson plans; examine various models of instruction; analyze classroom management strategies; and demonstrate competencies in effective teaching practices. Prerequisites: EDU 3353 and RDG 3513. Lab fee $2. (F,Sp)

4303. Agricultural Extension and Industry Methods (3-0) Agricultural extension in agriculture and the agriculture industry. Objectives include organization, methods, and program building. Prerequisite: Approval of department head. (F,Sp)

4503. Animal Related Systems. (2-2) Specialized feeding, training, and fitting livestock for sales and advertising. Specialized topics in identifying, selecting, and evaluating poultry and poultry products, horses, and dairy and dairy products. Prerequisites: Senior classification and ANSC 1073, 4033. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp)

4553. Mexican Agricultural Relations. (3-0) A study of international agricultural technology, educational methodology, and diverse cultural activities related to Mexico. A required one-week trip at student’s expense to Mexico will be one of the requirements necessary to meet the course objectives. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of the instructor. (Sm)

4846. Internship. (1-16) The student will complete an approved supervised work experience with an agricultural service organization or industry. Prerequisites: Senior classification and advisor approval. Lab fee $2. Field experience fee $50. (F,Sp,Sm)

4853. Seminar. (Credit variable) A review of current problems and developments in agricultural services; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports. Prerequisite: Senior classification. (F,Sp)

4863. Problems in Agricultural Services. (Credit variable) Independent study in an area of specialization. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Approval of department head. (F,Sp,Sm)
 
 

AVIATION SCIENCE (ASCI)

3013. Air Carrier Operations. Designed to expand upon the Federal Aviation Regulations relating to various specialized facets of the aviation industry, including airline operations, aircraft certification, air-worthiness standards and airport operations. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate or instructor approval.

3023. Techniques of Instruction. (3-0). Acquaints the student with the fundamentals of teaching and learning in an aviation oriented environment. It also introduces techniques of instruction and analysis of flight maneuvers. The theory of flight and Federal Aviation Regulations relating to the flight instructor rating are taught in this course. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate or instructor approval.

3033. Air Traffic Control. (3-0). Instruction pursues Terminal Enroute Air Traffic Controllers Procedures, controllers standpoint of ARTC, Departure, Arrival, Rapcon, Airport Control Tower procedures, air traffic separation, enroute and approach clearance criteria. Practical application of Air Traffic Control procedures by field trips and Airport Control Tower Operation are specifically accentuated.

3043. Airport Management. (3-0). The requirements for developing a public airport to include local and state governmental agencies are studied. Federal aid and regulations are examined. Also, the management required for the overall airport operations to include tenant operators, leases, property development for non-aviation use, user taxation for airport operations, planning and policies, organization and administration, maintenance, safety and airport fuels and regulations are covered in the areas studied.

3052. Multi-Engine Flight. (.8-.8). Flight training leading to the FAA multi-engine Pilot Rating. It is designed to give the advanced pilot a greater depth of aircraft experience. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction is provided, including 12 hours of Dual Flight and 12 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate.

3062. Instructor Rating (CFI) (2.5-1.6). Prepares the experienced pilot for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate for airplane. Includes 25 hours of Dual Flight and 40 of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate.

4013. Aviation Law. (3-0). The field of aviation has developed its own distinctive body of statutes, treaties, regulation and case law. Each of these areas will be studied as well as specialized rules and laws that have been developed because of the distinctive nature of the airplane as a mode of transportation. Both the "text method" and "case method" will be used in the course of instruction.

4023. Flight Engineer. (3-0). This course is designed to prepare the Commercial Pilot for the Flight Engineer written tests. Upon completion, the student should be qualified to pass the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Engineer Basic and Turbo-Jet written exam. A thorough study of aerodynamics, federal aviation regulations, weight and balance and the Boeing 727 systems will be covered. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate or instructor approval.

4032. Instrument Flight Instructor (CFI). (1.4-1.4) A program of advanced flight training to prepare the experienced Instrument Pilot to pass the FAA requirement for the Instrument Flight Instructor certificate for airplane. A minimum of 40 hours of instruction is provided, including 20 hours of Dual Flight and two hours of FAA Check Flight and 22 hours of oral instruction and briefings. Prerequisite: Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.

4042. Multi-Engine Flight Instructor. (1.4-1.4) Designed to prepare an applicant for the FAA Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Flight Test. A minimum of forty-four hours of instruction is provided, including 20 hours of Dual Flight instruction, two hours for the FAA check flight and 22 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisite: FAA Multi-Engine Rating and FAA Flight Instructor Single Engine Land Rating.

4052. Commercial Helicopter Rating. (.9-3.2) An additional Category Commercial Helicopter Rating Course. A minimum of 66 hours of instruction is provided, including 30 hours of Dual Flight instruction, 20 hours PIC, 15 hours oral instruction and briefing and one hour for the FAA Check Flight. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Rating Single Engine Land.

4062. Helicopter Instructor Rating. (2.5-1.6) Prepares a pilot who is helicopter rated for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate for helicopter. This course includes 40 hours of ground training and 25 hours of instructor training which involves 20 hours Dual Flight in a helicopter and 5 hours of practice ground instruction by the student. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Helicopter category rating.

4072. Airline Transport Pilot Rating. (1.7-1.7) The Airline Transport Rating is the most comprehensive rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Flight and ground training to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Rating in Multi-Engine aircraft. A minimum of 54 hours of instruction is provided which includes 25 hours of Dual Flight and two flight hours for the FAA Check Flight and twenty-seven hours of oral instruction and briefings. Prerequisite: First Class FAA Medical Certification, minimum age 23, 1,500 hours of approved flight time and Commercial Pilot Certificate.

4083. Aviation Safety. (3-0) A study of detailed analysis of effective procedures and techniques in the development and supervision of an Aviation Safety program. A comprehensive program in aircraft accident prevention is studied for implementation. The use of statics and related materials are covered throughout the course. Safety measures and education media materials are extensively used.

4113. Internship. (0-20). Provides a closely supervised experience in Aviation Management in a fixed base operations, commuter airline operations or airport management operations setting. Management problems are stressed and resolution techniques are implemented. Customer service is an important phase of the management process. This course is open only to Aviation Science majors. Prerequisites: 12 hours of upper-level aviation courses, ASCI 3043 and permission of instructor to enroll required.
 
 

BIOLOGY (BIOL)

1204. General Biology. (3-2) Detailed study of a typical cell, cell phenomena, mitosis, meiosis, nucleic acids, protein synthesis, basic principles of genetics, photosynthesis, and respiration. A survey of the Plant Kingdom is covered. Much of laboratory is devoted to a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of flowering plants, while representatives of the lower plant phyla are studied with emphasis on life histories. Lab fee $10. Course fee $5. (F,Sp,Sm)

1214. General Biology. (3-2) The major animal phyla and vertebrate systems are surveyed, with representative examples and dissection of the frog stressed in the laboratory. Lab fee $10. (Sp,Sm)

2034. Fundamentals of Microbiology. (3-4) An introduction to the study of micro-organisms, their characteristics, their aspects of physiology and genetics, and their interrelations with humans. Prerequisites: 2 semesters of biology or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp,Sm)

2103. Essential Elements of Biology. (2-3) The study of morphology, anatomy, growth, life cycles, ecology, behavior, classification, and uses of organisms. Human systems and tissues and mechanisms of heredity and metabolism will be introduced. The laboratory will give experience in the use of the microscope, dissecting procedures, and problem solving. Prerequisite: 8 hours laboratory science. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp)

2174. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. (3-4) The morphology, physiology, and phylogeny of the organ systems of vertebrates. Laboratory study of representative vertebrates. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology. Lab fee $10. (F,Sp)

2194. Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3-2) Basic physiological principles and their applications in the study of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are emphasized. Lab fee $10. (F,Sm)

2204. Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3-2) A continuation of the integrated study of human anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is on the various organ systems not studied in BIOL 2194. Prerequisite: BIOL 2194 or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp,Sm)

3024. Histology. (3-3) Introduction to cellular ultrastructure. Study of vertebrate tissues and their arrangement in various organs. Prerequisites: BIOL 1214, 2174 or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

3034. Heredity. (3-3) The fundamental principles of inheritance and their application to plants and animals including humans. Laboratory stresses genetic variables and manipulation of genetic traits. Prerequisite: 12 hours BIOL. Lab fee $10. (Sp,F)

3044. Survey of the Vertebrates. (3-3) An introduction to the phylogeny, systematics, distribution, ecology, reproduction, and growth of organisms in the classes of vertebrates, emphasizing local and regional forms. Laboratory: identification and methods of collection and preservation of specimens. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204, 1214. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

3134. Molecular Biology. (3-4) Fundamentals of gene expression, gene regulation, DNA metabolism and nucleic acid structure, recombinant DNA techniques and protein structure. Prerequisites: BIOL 3034 and CHEM 2024.

3154. Plant Taxonomy. (3-3) Principles of plant taxonomy. Field and laboratory studies of common Texas wild flowers and trees with emphasis on identification, collection, and preparation of herbarium specimens. Prerequisites: 7 hours of BIOL, junior classification, or department head approval. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

3204. Plant Pathology. (3-3) Study of the various types of plant diseases and specific examples of each type. Emphasis upon identification, host-parasite interactions, pathogen dissemination, and control methods. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204, 2034 or approval by department head. Lab fee $10.

3364. Plant Physiology. (3-3) A study of physiology of green plants with emphasis on nitrogen metabolism, respiration, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, and growth. Prerequisites: 1 semester of BIOL with plant emphasis and one semester of organic chemistry. Lab fee $10.

3403. Introduction to Marine Biology. (3-0) General considerations of the marine environment including habitats, biota, zoogeography, and humans' impact. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204, 1214.

3494. Invertebrate Zoology. (3-3) The study of the morphology, taxonomy, biology, and phylogeny of the invertebrate animals, exclusive of the Insecta. Prerequisites: 12 hours of BIOL or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp,SmE)

3854. Immunology. (3-3) Emphasis on the basic concepts of humoral and cell-mediated immunity. Laboratory: current techniques in experimental immunology and serology. Prerequisites: BIOL 2034 and one year of CHEM or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

3954. Pathogenic Microbiology. (3-3) A study of the disease-producing capacities of various microorganisms with emphasis on the diagnostic procedure of isolation and identification. Prerequisite: BIOL 2034 with minimum grade of "C" or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

4014. Ecology. (3-3) Plants and animals in relation to their environment. Prerequisites: 2 semesters of BIOL or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (F,SmO)

4414. Limnology. (3-3) A study of aquatic communities and the physiochemical factors affecting the productivity of ponds, reservoirs, and streams. Experience in hydrographic survey morphometry. Prerequisites: 1 year of CHEM and 12 hours of BIOL, including BIOL 1204, 1214. Lab fee $10.

4423. Marine Ecology. (3-0) Study of marine ecosystems including physical, chemical, and biological factors which influence the distribution of marine organisms. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014 or approval by the department head.

4454. Parasitology. (3-3) A survey of the various invertebrate parasites of medical importance with particular reference to epidemiology and the host-parasite relationship. Prerequisites: 12 hours of BIOL or approval by the department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

4604/ Animal Physiology. (3-3) Basic principles of life processes and how they 4614. apply to the integrated functions of organ systems. Functions of the various organ systems of animals are studied. Prerequisites: 12 hours of BIOL and one semester of organic chemistry with laboratory. Lab fee $10 per course.

4703. Systematic Analysis of Biological Principles. (3-0) The comparative study of the morphology, anatomy, genetics, metabolism, reproduction, and the phylogenetic and ecological relationships of organisms. Prerequisite: 8 hours advanced BIOL or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

4743. Introductory Biological Chemistry. (3-0) An introduction to the basic principles of biological chemistry and to fundamental processes of plants, animals and microorganisms. Credit for both BIOL 4743 and CHEM 4743 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: 1 semester of organic chemistry or approval of department head.

4753. Intermediary Metabolism. (3-0) A detailed survey of intermediary metabolism. The metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, and the regulation of metabolism are emphasized. Prerequisites: 8 hours of BIOL and BIOL/CHEM 4743, or approval of department head.

4783. Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry. (1-5) Principles and applications of basic methodology for the isolation, purification, characterization, and quantitative determination of biologically important compounds. Credit for both BIOL 4783 and CHEM 4783 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: BIOL 4743 or CHEM 4743 or concurrent enrollment, or approval of department head. Lab fee, $10. (Sp)

4853. Seminar. (Credit variable) Survey of biological literature, biological instrumentation, history of biology, and current trends in biological sciences. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: 12 hours BIOL and approval of department head.

4863. Biology Problems. (Credit variable) A course open by invitation to capable juniors and seniors wishing to pursue a biological problem. Students are permitted and encouraged to work independently under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated for credit, subject to the approval by the department head. Prerequisites: 2 years of BIOL, the ability to do independent work, and approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

5023. Ecological Plant Physiology. (3-0) The interrelations of plants and their environments with emphasis on those which are subject to manipulation. Critical processes such as dormancy, photosynthesis, nutrition, reproduction, and water relations and their interactions in survival and biomass production. Prerequisite: BIOL 3364 or approval by the department head.

5093. Cellular Biology. (3-0) A study of cellular morphology and function at the ultrastructural and molecular level. Prerequisites: Organic chemistry and 18 hours of BIOL or approval by the department head.

5103. Epidemiology of Zoonoses. (3-0) The study of infections or infectious diseases transmissible under natural conditions between animals and humans. Prerequisites: BIOL 2034 and 4454 or approval by the department head.

5203. Environmental Biology. (3-0) Study of humans’ interactions with plants and animals within ecosystems to include environmental issues; conservation, utilization, and wise management of natural resources.

5213. The Aquatic Environment. (3-0) A study of the basic principles involved in the ecology of the aquatic community including biotic and abiotic relationships. Emphasis placed on the sources of water contamination to include the effects of the contamination upon the changes in water chemistry and their possible biological implication. Prerequisite: 18 hours of BIOL and 2 semesters of CHEM or approval by the department head.

5303. Development of Modern Biological Concepts. (3-0) A study of the development of biological concepts and their impact upon science and society. Biographical as well as contemporary readings will be involved. Prerequisite: Graduate classification or approval by the department head.

5313. Conservation Biology. (3-0) Principles of conservation biology. Study of how evolutionary change, dynamic ecology, and humans influence conservation of living organisms. Topics include population genetics, ecosystem conservation, habitat fragmentation, and practical applications of the sciences to conservation problems. Prerequisites: BIOL 3034 and 4014 or approval of department head.

5863. Biological Problems. (Credit variable.) Independent research under the supervision of an instructor. A formal report will be submitted to the instructor. A student may not count more than 6 hours of biological problems toward a degree. Lab fee $10.

5883. Thesis. (3-0) Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: BIOL 5983 and consent of major professor.

5983. Research Design and Analysis. (3-0) Statistical principles and techniques applicable to the procurement, analysis, and evaluation of quantitative data. Prerequisite: MATH 1073 or approval by the department head.

5993. Practicum, Field Problem, or Internship. (3-0) Supervised professional activities in school administration, counseling, supervision, college or public teaching, or other educationally-oriented professions. Major emphasis is placed on the student's involvement in successful practices in the area of professional interest. May be repeated once for credit. Field experience fee $50.
 
 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (C J)

1313. Introduction to Criminal Justice. (3-0) History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations, crime defined, its nature and impact, over-view of criminal justice system, prosecution and defense, trial process, corrections. (F,Sp)

1333. Crime in America. (3-0) American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, prevention of crime.

2323. The Courts and Criminal Procedure. (3-0) Analysis of the judiciary in the criminal justice system, right to counsel, pre-trial release, grand juries, adjudication process, types and rules of evidence, sentencing. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

2343. Police Systems and Practices. (3-0) The police profession, organization of law enforcement systems, the police role, police discretion, ethics, police-community interaction, current and future issues. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

2353. Criminal Investigation. (3-0) Investigative theory, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interview and interrogation, uses of forensic sciences, case and trial preparation. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

2363. Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. (3-0) Police authority, responsibilities, constitutional restraints, laws of arrest, search and seizure, police liability. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

2373. Fundamentals of Criminal Law. (3-0) A study of the nature of criminal law, philosophical and historical development, major definitions and concepts, classification of crime, elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations, criminal responsibility. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

2383. Correctional Systems and Practices. (3-0) Corrections in the criminal justice systems, correctional role, institutional operations, alternatives to institutionalization, treatment and rehabilitation, current and future issues. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333, or approval of department head. (F,Sp)

3003. Juvenile Delinquency. (3-0) A study of the nature, extent, causation, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. A survey of the procedures and operations of the juvenile justice agencies will also be considered.

3053. Criminology. (3-0) Theories of criminology and significant research on causes, extent, cost and ecology of crime, police, criminal and juvenile courts, prisons, reformatories. Prevention and rehabilitation. Prerequisites: SOC 2013, SOC 2023 or SWK 2023, or approval of department head.

3063. Criminal Justice Applied Research and Planning. (3-0) This course gives the student a background in research and planning and in grant writing for criminal justice subsystems and planning agencies. It will emphasize critical analysis and application of research findings in the field of criminal justice. Prerequisite: 18 hour C J or approval of department head.

3073. Juvenile Justice Administration. (3-0) A study of the administration of juvenile justice in the United States. The history and development of juvenile courts, corrections, and law will be examined along with the philosophical grounds of the juvenile justice system. Comparisons will be made between the adult system and the juvenile system. Prerequisite: 18 hours C J or approval of department head.

3083. Comparative Criminal Justice. (3-0) A study of criminal justice systems around the world. The organization, administration, and philosophy of various criminal systems will be examined, along with the cultural and historical environment in which they developed and exist. Prerequisite: 18 hours C J or approval of department head.

3093. Business and Industrial Security. (3-0) A comprehensive study of the scope and functions of security, the fundamental principles of physical protection, internal security, computer security, systems of defense and overview of the career opportunities in security for business and industry.

3103. Criminal Justice Administration. (3-0) Theories and principles of administration and management; analysis of the police and investigative community and application to the safety needs of the public. Responsibilities and interrelationships of administrative and line-and-staff services will also be considered. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of the department head.

3113. Techniques of Interviewing. (3-0) Emphasis on current methods of interviewing and interrogation, the fundamental characteristics of good questions and the use of psychological influences. How to obtain a statement, how to prepare for a questioning session, how to understand and work with the subject’s emotions, ethics, and standards are also included.

3303. Problems in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. (3-0) This course will study administrative procedures and techniques used in the treatment and supervision of offenders. Prerequisites: SOC 2013, C J 1313, or approval of the department head.

4043. Correctional Psychology. (3-0) An integrated look at human behavior in relationship to societal expectations. Inmate classification, different types of correctional therapy and current trends in correctional treatment will also be examined.

4083. Criminal Evidence. (3-0) A study of the practical and legal problems in obtaining, evaluating and preserving criminal evidence. The Best Evidence rule, chain of custody, expert and opinion testimony, pleas of incompetency and insanity and admissibility, competency and relevance of evidence.

4093. Issues in Security Management. (3-0) An examination of the major issues in the security administration field emphasizing business, industry, governmental and institutional security areas.

4123. Community Relations and Ethics in Criminal Justice. (3-0) Problems in citizen relations, treatment of victims, witnesses and jurors, citizen involvement in criminal justice processes, community resources related to criminal justice programming, and an analysis of the contemporary ethical issues in crime and justice. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of the department head.

4203. Advanced Police Management. (3-0) Discussion and evaluation of current, often controversial police management policies, practices, and issues with a focus upon crime prevention as the goal of the system. Management’s role in the process of intervention against such areas as organized crime, terrorism, victimless crimes, narcotics interdiction, and others will be investigated. Prerequisite: C J 3103 or approval of the department head.

4243. Penology. (3-0) A study of the structure and function of correctional systems and how various philosophies of correctional treatment affect the operation of confinement institutions. Prerequisite: C J 3103 or approval of the department head.

4313. Criminal Justice Field Experience. (Credit variable, 0-3; 3 hours lab for one semester hour credit) Application and integration of academic content and development of skills within a criminal justice setting. Entry into this course will be arranged with the department head. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite: At least 18 hours of C J or approval of the department head.

4803. Administration of Justice. (3-0) An analysis of the structure, function and interrelationship of the components of the criminal justice system at federal, state and local levels. The history and philosophy of criminal justice in a democratic society will be included. Credit for both POLS 4803 and C J 4803 will not be awarded.

4853. Seminar: Special Topics in Criminal Justice. (3-0) Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisites: C J 1313 and 1333 or approval of the department head.

4863. Problems in Criminal Justice. (Credit variable) Independent reading, research and discussion. Entry into this course will be arranged with the department head.

4873. Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers. (3-0) A study of the United States Constitution through analysis of Supreme Court decisions; and an examination of the judicial function, the nature of the federal system, and the application of the Constitution to an orderly society. Credit for both C J 4873 and POLS 4013 will not be awarded.

4883. Constitutional Law: Civil Rights. (3-0) A study of the extent and limitations of the U.S. Constitution including Supreme Court decisions applicable to speech, press, religion, and rights against discrimination; as well as implied civil rights and civil liberties in American society. Credit for both C J 4883 and POLS 4023 will not be awarded.

5013. Theories of Criminology and Deviancy. (3-0) In-depth examination of major theoretical perspectives of crime and deviancy. Theories will be analyzed for their logical and empirical adequacy in light of what is known about the distribution of crime and deviant behavior.

5043. Analysis of Prosecutorial & Judicial Administration. (3-0) Examination of procedural and decisional considerations and processes of the prosecution and interactions with the defense prior to and during court proceedings; examination of the structure and operations of the courts with emphasis on the pivotal role of judges and other court personnel.

5053. Administration of Juvenile Systems. (3-0) In-depth analysis of the policies and practices of the agencies involved in the processing of juvenile offenders through the juvenile justice system.

5083. Analysis of Correctional Processes. (3-0) A critical analysis of the issues, problems, trends and prospects faced by the administration of the American correctional system to include the impact of legal and social change on the correctional agencies and an evaluation of current research in the field

5093. Security Administration. (3-0) Examines the growing field of security in both private and public settings. Administrative problems to include training, liability and leadership will be studied.

5103. The Criminal Justice System. (3-0) A study of the criminal justice system in the United States. This course includes a systems approach to the study of criminal justice and the interrelationships of the various components. The social and political issues related to the criminal justice system are examined in depth.

5143. Directed Study in Criminal Justice. (3-0) Demonstration of competency in a specialized area of criminal justice through the completion of a substantial research project incorporating independent study and critical analysis of the topic area. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

5153. Special Topics in Criminal Justice. (3-0) Study of selected topic(s) directly related to criminal justice. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. (Course will be offered not more than one semester each year.)

5203. Analysis of Police Operations. (3-0) An assessment of administrative structure, management practices and operational aspects of law enforcement agencies with analysis and evaluation of innovative programs. Discussion will include special problems such as minority recruiting, police unions, patrol procedures as well as the impact of science and technology on operational procedures.

5403. Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Administration. (3-0) A consideration of the major legal issues of criminal.justice management and the effect of constitutional provisions, statutes, ordinances, and judicial decisions in justice administrations. A discussion of the legal aspects of selection, promotion, assignment, and termination of justice employees. Emphasis is on the possible liabilities of managers and agencies for failure to adhere to legal requirements.

5993. Practicum, Field Problems, or Internship. (3-0) Supervised professional activities in public service professions. Major emphasis is placed on the student’s involvement in successful practices in the area of professional interest. Field experience fee $50.

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

1014. Introductory Applied Chemistry. (3-3) A brief introduction to the basic principles of chemistry with emphasis on applications in our society: energy, pollution and the environment, food, health, and drugs. Designed for nonscience majors. Lab fee $10. Course fee $5. (F,Sp)

1034. Fundamentals of Chemistry. (3-2) A beginning chemistry course for students in applied sciences who need only one semester of general chemistry. The course includes the structure, properties and changes in matter, quantitative relationships in reactions, solutions, equilibrium, pH, buffers and nuclear chemistry. Not recommended for science majors or preprofessional students in health related fields. Does not meet prerequisite for CHEM 1084 or 2014. Lab fee $10. Course fee $5. (F, Sp)

1054. College Chemistry. (3-3) Topics to be covered include an introduction to fundamental chemical laws, atomic structure and its relationship to chemical bonding and the periodic properties of elements and compounds, stoichiometry, states of matter, and solutions. Lab fee $10. Course fee $5. (F,Sp,SmI)

1084. College Chemistry. (3-3) Topics to be covered include a study of the chemical and physical properties of selected families of elements, an introduction to energy changes in chemical reactions, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, rates of chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, and semi-micro qualitative analysis. Suggested for science majors and pre-professional students. This course is a prerequisite for CHEM 2014. Prerequisite: CHEM 1054. Lab fee $10. Course fee $5. (F,Sp,SmII)

2014. Organic Chemistry I. (3-4) The first semester of a year sequence in the chemistry of carbon compounds involving their synthesis, reaction mechanisms, nomenclature, physical and spectral properties. Includes compounds of theoretical, biological, agricultural, and industrial importance. Prerequisite: CHEM 1084. Lab fee $10. Course fee $10. (F, Sp, Sm I)

2024. Organic Chemistry II. (3-4) A continuation of CHEM 2014. The laboratory includes an introduction to qualitative organic analysis. This course is a prerequisite to all organic chemistry courses at the junior or higher level. CHEM 2033 does not meet the prerequisite requirements for this course. Prerequisite CHEM 2014. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

2033. Introductory Organic Chemistry. (3-0) A one semester course on the structure and reactions of functional groups and their stereochemistry, including the chemistry of important agricultural and biological compounds, and the chemistry of selected diseases, drugs, vitamins and nutrition. Not recommended for preprofessional students or students planning graduate work in the natural sciences. Not a prerequisite for CHEM 2024. Prerequisite: CHEM 1034 or CHEM 1084. (Sp)

3074. Quantitative Analysis. (2-6) A study of the experimental and theoretical principles concerning gravimetric and volumetric analysis. Topics include data treatment, equilibrium, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation- reduction, potentiometry, and introduction to spectroscopy. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in 8 hours of freshman CHEM; junior classification or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

3143. Geochemistry. (2-3) A survey of the application of chemical principles to problems of geology. Topics include the origin and distribution of the elements in addition to exploring the behavior and distribution of various elements in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Basic concepts of thermodynamics, solution chemistry, and isotope geochemistry will be discussed. Credit for both CHEM 3143 and GEOL 3143 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: CHEM 1084. Lab fee $10.

3234. Physical Chemistry. (3-4) A study of chemical thermodynamics and its application to chemical equilibrium; the macroscopic properties of matter including real gases, solutions, and phase changes; chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: MATH 2094; PHYS 2424 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (F)

3244. Physical Chemistry. (3-4) An introduction to the microscopic properties of nature including an introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications to atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 3234 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

4084. Instrumental Analysis. (2-6) A study of the theory and use of instruments for chemical analysis. Techniques include absorption spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic absorption, flame emission, mass spectroscopy, chromatography, potentiometry, and polarography. Prerequisites: CHEM 3074 and 1 semester of organic chemistry or approval of department head. Lab fee $10. (Sp)

4273. Qualitative Organic Analysis. (1-6) The identification of the principal classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 2024. Lab fee $10. (SpO)

4283. Inorganic Chemistry. (3-0) Discussion of the models of inorganic chemistry including atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic properties, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and coordination chemistry. Properties of specific elements and families are also presented. Prerequisites: CHEM 2024 and junior classification or approval of department head. (SpE)

4293. Polymers. (3-0) A basic study of polymer chemistry, with special emphasis on the effect of the structure of monomers upon the structure of the polymers, is presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 2024. (FO)

4453. Medicinal Chemistry. (3-0) An examination of the principles of drug action including receptor-effector theories and the effects of physico-chemical properties on biological activity. The principles of drug design, synthesis, and metabolism will be presented. Prerequisites: CHEM 2024 and BIOL 1214. (FE)

4743. Introductory Biological Chemistry. (3-0) An introduction to the basic principles of biological chemistry and to fundamental processes of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Credit for both BIOL 4743 and CHEM 4743 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry, one semester of quantitative analysis, and two years of biological science and approval of the instructor. (F)

4783. Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry. (1-5) Principles and applications of basic methodology for the isolation, purification, characterization, and quantitative determination of biologically important compounds. Credit for both BIOL 4783 and CHEM 4783 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: BIOL 4743 or concurrent enrollment, or approval of the department head. Lab fee $15. (Sp)

4863. Chemistry Problems. (Credit variable) Introduction to library and laboratory research. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of four hours may be applied toward degree requirements in chemistry. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

5073. Chemistry of Natural Products and Heterocyclic Compounds. (3-0) The isolation, structural elucidation, total synthesis, and physiological importance of various natural products will be studied. Included will be the behavior of the more important heterocyclic systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 2024 or 2033.

5103. Environmental Chemistry. (3-0) Study of the impact of chemistry on the environment to include topics on air, water, and soil pollution, with special emphasis on water. Beneficial chemical modification of the environment will be covered. (FO)

5413. Groundwater Geochemistry. (3-0) Principles of geochemistry of ground water including chemical thermodynamics. Characterization of the chemistry of natural and contaminated ground water. Chemical measurements, analyses, and calculations. Credit for both GEOL 5413 and CHEM 5413 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: GEOL 3143 or CHEM 3143 and GEOL 5103.

5863. Chemical Problems. (Credit variable) Independent research in the laboratory or in the library under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. Up to 6 hours may be taken.
 
 

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)

1033. Elementary Computer Concepts and Applications. (3-2) An overview of elementary computer concepts and applications, including popular productivity software. Students will acquire basic skills in the use of personal computers and software applicable to the management of information and delivery of services in a wide variety of fields, including business, industry, education, and the humanities. Required for CIS majors, minors. Lab fee $15. Course fee $10. (F,Sp,Sm)

1043. Introduction to Computer Information Systems and Programming. (3-2) Introduction to the computer information systems environment, including hardware and software theory, information processing applications, and the analysis and design of computerized solutions to information systems problems. Includes a significant amount of practice in programming business processing logic on personal computers. Required for CIS majors, minors. Recommended for students who will take additional CIS courses. Prerequisite: MATH 1073 or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $15. Course fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

2013. Visual BASIC Application Development. (3-2) An introduction to event-driven, visual application development using the Visual BASIC application development package. Structured programming using subprograms will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CIS 1043 or equivalent programming background. Lab fee $15.

2023. Programming Logic and Development. (3-2) Introduction to theory and practice of program design, development, and structure. Particular emphasis on typical business programming logical processes. A variety of design and documentation methodologies will be considered, including flow charts, structure diagrams, and other processing specification tools. The course will be centered primarily on problem-solving practice using the tools and techniques learned. Prerequisite: CIS 1043 or equivalent programming introduction. Concurrent enrollment in CIS 2123 highly recommended. Lab fee $15. Course fee $15. (F,Sp)

2123. Introduction to COBOL Programming. (3-2) A first course in the COBOL programming language. Covers the basic structure of COBOL, all standard features, data representation, procedures, and simple I/O. Students will analyze and program several representative business-oriented problems. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CIS 2023. Lab fee $15. (F, Sp)

3003. Computer Technology and Impact. (3-2) Explores today and tomorrow’s technology with special attention to the impact on real people at home, work, and school. Many topics are presented: hardware and software fundamentals, essential applications, telecommunications, internet, artificial intelligence, programming, and the future of these technologies. Students work with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, other applications, and a programming language. The course is designed those students with little or no experience with personal computers and/or the applications presented. Lab fee $15.

3013. Microcomputer Applications in Accounting and Finance. (3-1) Theory and application of microcomputer technology in the practice of accounting. Emphasis on the utilization of basic spreadsheet and general ledger software. Intended to stimulate creative initiative in performing accounting tasks and to develop the basic skills necessary to efficiently and effectively utilize the microcomputer. Credit for both CIS 3013 and ACC 3013 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: ACC 2033. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

3023. Information Systems and Applications. (3-2) Studies relational and object oriented database packages. In addition, students improve their knowledge and skill with a current personal computer operating system. Prerequisites: CIS 3003 or significant experience with personal computers, word processing, and spreadsheet software. Computer Science students must take this course in the first 9 hours of their program. Lab fee $15.

3043. Topics in Computer Information Systems. (3-2) A study of selected topics in computer information systems including programming languages, programming techniques, job control languages, or packaged programs. Normally only one major topic will be considered per offering. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: 6 hours CIS programming courses or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

3053. Operating Systems Theory and Practice. (3-2) Principles of computer operating systems, related software, and job control languages. Covers important features of IBM mainframe operating systems and JCL. Also includes personal computer operating systems. Prerequisite: CIS 2123 or programming on IBM mainframe. Lab fee $15. (Sp, Sm)

3073. Applications Project with Laboratory. (1-5) Strengthens interests or corrects deficiencies in specific areas of computer science. Students will develop and document a software product using a formal software development process. Where possible, projects of value are actively sought from local businesses, governments, or nonprofit organizations. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Course may be taught as an independent study or in a classroom environment. Prerequisites: Based on topic. Lab fee $15.

3083. Management of Telecommunications. (3-2) Explores voice and data communications technologies, concepts and applications including: communications hardware and software, communications concepts, communications services, Internet, network design, protocols, microcomputers and communications, local area networks, network management, and network security and control. In addition, the student explores the current and future impact and direction of these technologies. Prerequisite: CIS 3003 or 3023. Student will be responsible for Internet/e-mail provider charges. Lab fee $15.

3093. Contemporary Programming Language. (3-2) Studies various contemporary programming languages. The course offers a variety of languages on a rotating schedule and stresses a wide array of sound programming concepts and practices: algorithm development, modularity, documentation standards, recursion and others. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisites depend on language presented. Lab fee $15.

3103. Data Structures. (3-2) Studies standard structures used to store and retrieve data and the processes that create and manipulate them. Emphasis is placed on the proficiency in selecting the correct data structure to solve specific problems. Topics include: abstract data types, dense list, arrays, linked list, directories, inverted lists, trees, hashing and an introduction to sorting and searching. Programs are implemented in "C" or "C++." Prerequisite: Programming proficiency in "C" or "C++." Lab fee $15.

3133. Advanced COBOL Programming. (3-2) A study of advanced COBOL programming techniques, including multi-file and indexed file processing, advanced table handling, and interactive programming, as applied to complex business programming problems. Prerequisite: CIS 2123. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp)

3163. Systems Analysis and Design. (3-2) Focuses on systematic analysis, design, and implementation of software systems including structured approaches to traditional systems developed, data modeling, network modeling, object modeling, project management, cost benefit analysis, and joint application development. Prerequisite: "C" or COBOL. Lab fee $15.

3173. Special Topics. (Variable Credit 1-3) Provides an introduction to various personal productivity and business software application packages and tools. A different package is featured each time the course is offered. Applications featured include word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, graphics tools, desktop publishing, Internet tools, statistics packages, and other current packages and tools as they gain widespread commercial or personal use. Students may take this course more than once when the featured application or software tool is different. The course may be taught as an independent study or in a classroom environment. Lab fee $15.

3213. PASCAL/Delphi Application Development. (3-2) A comprehensive study of rapid object-oriented application development using the PASCAL programming language and Delphi tools to create Windows applications. Prerequisites: 6 hours CIS programming courses or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

3303. ‘C’ Programming. (3-2) An introduction to structured ‘C’ programming using microcomputers. Covers syntax, operators, functions, standard input/output, arrays, pointers, and structures in ‘C’. Prerequisite: CIS 3133 or CIS 3443 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

3403. ‘C++’ Programming. (3-2) An introduction to the ‘C++’ programming language using microcomputers. Covers basic syntax, objects, classes, encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism, and object oriented design. Prerequisite: CIS 3303 or approval of department head. Course fee $15.

3443. Computer Applications in Analysis. (3-2) Introduction to FORTRAN computer language, solutions to specific and general polynomial equations, iteration techniques, evaluation and approximation of limits, approximate integration, series, differential equations, error analysis, linear systems, or other selected numerical solution techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 2094 (or concurrent enrollment in 2094) or permission of department head. Lab fee $15.

3453. Topics in PC Software & Applications. (2-4) A study of selected personal computer applications and software packages. Students will explore the operation and usefulness of commonly-available personal computing software solutions. Prerequisite: Introductory background in use of personal computers and software. Lab fee $15.

3463. Personal Computer Technology. (2-4) A study of the technology and hardware operation of microcomputers, their peripherals, and operating system software. Also considered are hardware configuration and selection, installation and test procedures, and routine maintenance. Prerequisite: CIS 1033 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

3473. Data Communications for Business. (3-2) A study of technical concepts, terminology, hardware, network protocols, and managerial issues in computer communications. Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software and transmission facilities, design integration, selection, and implementation of communication solutions. Prerequisite: CIS 1043, junior standing or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

3513. Data Structures & Data Management Techniques. (3-2) Theory and applications of commonly used computer data structures, files, file organization and access methods, data bases, and other storage and retrieval methods. Prerequisite: 9 hours of programming of which 3 hours are advanced. Lab fee $15. (F, Sp)

3893. Information Systems Development. (3-2) A project-oriented study of the systematic analysis, design and implementation of software systems. Includes structured approaches to traditional systems development, introduction to computer aided systems engineering (CASE), standards, documentation, project management and communication skills. Prerequisite: CIS 3133 or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp)

3991. Cooperative Education. (Credit variable; 1-3 for each hour) This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

4013. Database Theory and Practice. (3-2) Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major nonrelational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: CIS 3133 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15. (Sp)

4053. Management Issues for Computer Information Systems. (3-2) Study of administration, planning, and control of computer projects, personnel, and installation from theoretical and practical perspectives. Prerequisite: CIS major, junior or senior standing, or approval of department head. Lab fee $15. (F, Sp)

4083. Advanced Programming Language. (3-0) Develops the programming proficiency in a modern programming language. Students complete many programming assignments to achieve necessary knowledge and skills. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite depends upon language presented. Lab fee $15.

4093. Decision Support Methods. (3-3) Using computer-based decision, analysis, planning, and presentation methods in the context of management strategy and policy problem solving. Application of software tools such as databases, spreadsheets, statistical graphics, and presentation programs for extracting, organizing and presenting information in support of management decision making. This course develops skills to be employed in MGMT 4093. Prerequisites: CIS 1033 or 1043, ACC 2043, MGMT 3013, FIN 3013, MKTG 3143, G B 3113. Lab fee $15. (F, Sp)

4153. Interactive and Applied Multimedia. (3-2) An exploration of multimedia tools and their relationship to various disciplines of study. A review of the principles of multimedia and the effective uses of multimedia will be conducted. The production and design of multimedia systems will culminate the course of study. Prerequisite: CIS 1033 or equivalent and junior standing.

4353. Operating Systems with UNIX. (3-2) Examines in detail the underlying conceptual considerations of operating systems in the mainframe, minicomputer, and microcomputer environments. Memory and process management, multi-programming, multi-processing, I/O interrupt structures and parallel processing mechanisms and procedures are studied as each pertains to mainframes, minicomputers and microcomputers. Laboratory assignments are integral to reinforcing the studied theories. Prerequisite: Programming proficiency in at least one language. Lab fee $15.

4403. Algorithm Design and Analysis. (3-2) Introduces the modern study of computer algorithms with emphasis on how to select the best algorithm for a task considering the specific computing environment. Students extensively study searching and sorting algorithms for their importance in computing. Other topics include: efficiency, readability, maintainability, advanced design and analysis techniques, advanced data structures, graph algorithms, and several additional selected topics. Prerequisites: Programming proficiency in "C," CIS 3103, College Algebra or MATH 3093.

4433. Computer Aided Systems Engineering. (3-3) First course in the study of business process and data modeling techniques and methods. Includes comprehensive use of state-of-the-art I-CASE software tools for planning, analysis, design, and construction of complete and executable business systems. Emphasis is on both conceptual and practical use of prototyping and information engineering. Designs of Windows-based, interactive applications for business. construction and testing of load modules emphasizing the ‘full life cycle’ environment. Prerequisites: CIS 3133, 3513, 3893, and 4013 (or concurrent enrollment in 3513 and 4013) and senior standing. Lab fee $15. (F, Sp)

4443. Advanced C.A.S.E. (3-3) The second course in the planning, analysis, design, and construction of complete and executable business systems using state-of-the-art I-CASE software tools. Emphasis is placed on client-server, Windows-based development. Students gain exposure in the use of Web-enabled design and development. Great emphasis is placed on team participation, interviewing for data collection, and presentation skills for project proposal. Prerequisite: CIS 4433. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp)

4453. Automated Systems/Network Security. (3-2) Studies modern methods of electronic information trafficking, message security, database and file integrity, physical security, security management, security risk analysis, and encryption. Lab fee $15.

4473. Advanced Database Systems. (3-2) Studies the theory and practice in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Students explore small and large databases using relational database software such as ORACLE, PowerBuilder, and SYBASE. Prerequisite: CIS 4013. Lab fee $15.

4523. Structured Query Language (SQL). (3-2) Studies SQL through ANSO SQL-92 or later versions including relational database schema in SQL, formulating SQL queries and subqueries of varying complexity, imbedding SQL statements in a "host" language, defining and querying data views in SQL, relational calculus, relational algebra, and other related topics. Prerequisites: CIS 4013 and College Algebra or equivalent. Lab fee $15.

4763. Computer Networks I. (3-2) Studies communications architectures, protocols, and interfaces. Communications networking techniques such as circuit switching, message switching, packet switching, broadcast networking and internetworking are examined. Novell Netware Introduction emphasized through extensive hands-on computer laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: Consent of computer information systems advisor. Lab fee $15.

4783. Computer Networks II. (3-2) Examines network installation planning, preparing the hardware, installing a network operating system, configuring the user environment, creating the user interface, establishing network security, establishing printing services, network administration, netware utilities, maintenance techniques, monitoring performance and troubleshooting and configuring the network for maximum efficiency. Novell Netware and/or Microsoft NT emphasized through extensive hands-on computer laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: Consent of computer information systems advisor. Lab fee $15.

4803. Software Engineering. (3-2) Emphasizes the production of high quality software for medium and larger scale projects. Theoretical software engineering research is the basis for a practical approach to developing quality software. Students study a software life-cycle model, fundamental software engineering principles, and documentation standards in detail. A significant team project is required. Prerequisite: Programming proficiency in two languages, one of which must be "C" or "C++" and at least nine hours of additional upper-level computer information systems courses. Lab fee $15.

4843. Internship in Computer Information Systems. (1-8) This course is designed to provide the student with actual work experience as a programmer/ programmer analyst. The student will have the opportunity to apply the principles, concepts, and skills learned during the first three years of collegiate training. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance to CIS Co-op program. Field experience fee $50. (F,Sp,Sm)

4853. Senior Seminar. (3-3) A practicum aimed at professional-level enrichment activities for CIS majors in their senior year. Activities will include participation in professional organizations, current events research and presentations, job market analysis, interviewing and resume preparation, preparation and sitting for professional certification exam. This course should be taken in the Fall or Spring semester prior to the semester of graduation. Prerequisite: 24 hours of CIS courses and senior standing. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp)

4863. Computing Problem or Field Project. (Credit variable). Selected individual topics in business on technical computer applications, practicum, field project, or other suitable computer studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

5013. Computer Based Information Systems. (3-2) Survey of concepts and applications of computers and information systems. Practice in use of modern productivity applications on personal computers. Lab fee $15. (F,Sp,Sm)

5023. Procedural Language Programming and Design. (3-2) A study of the design and programming of business systems. Students will become familiar with the primary program design tools such as hierarchy charts, flow charts, and pseudo code. A standard, modular design becomes the crux of the programming experience. Topics include comparison, data validation, control breaks, and tables using the BASIC language. Lab fee $15.

5033. Foundations of Computer-Based Systems. (3-2) Provides concepts and tools of computing that underlie the principles of computer systems. Emphasizes concepts that assist in the creation and support of Management Information Systems. (Must be taken within the first 12 hours of the program.) The primary teaching tool in this course is a high level programming language. Students who have already successfully completed a graduate or undergraduate course with the same version of the language used in the course will substitute another CIS course for this one. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $15.

5043. Telecommunications for Managers. (3-2) Examines the management and utilization of data communication technologies including technical components, configurations, applications, protocols, legal issues, software and management issues. Local Area Network (LAN) technologies and security issues. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5073. Systems Analysis for Managers. (3-2) Investigates and compares traditional analysis with the structured analysis approach for application automation while highlighting management considerations for planning and developing automated systems. Systems life cycle models and case studies are used. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5103. Computer Applications in Educational Administration. (3-2) Designed to provide educational administrators with an understanding of educational information systems. Topics of study include the purchase, uses, file structure, report generation, and an examination of various on-line educational systems that are in existence. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or department head approval. Lab fee $15.

5113. Managing Information Systems. (3-2) Studies the management and use of information and technology as a resource to create competitive businesses, manage global operations, provide useful products and provide quality services to customers, whether public or private. Topics examine information systems management and decision making; strategic information systems; and management and organizational support systems. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5153. Development of Information Systems Applications. (3-2) Survey of concepts and practices in analysis and development of managerial information systems. Emphasis on implementation of systems in existing productivity software on personal computers. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5163. Applied Database Management. (3-2) Examines the objectives and methodologies of database management. Topics include data models, elementary database design, data dictionaries, fourth generation programming languages, data integrity, security and privacy. Students use a commercial database. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5173. Special Topics. (Variable Credit 1-3). Provides selected personal and office productivity software applications including: word processors, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, statistics, desktop publishing and others. This course may be repeated for credit as application packages vary. Lab fee $15.

5183. Quantitative Concepts in Computing. (3-2) An examination of topics related to testing software projects for mean time to failure, performance measures as response times and storage consumption, time and motion studies of user interactions, conformance to expected input and output, program complexity measures, and program production time estimates (e.g. lines of code per day). Measurements of programs and selected algorithms are performed. A statistical program will be used to develop confidence limits for measurements, and to develop trends and projections. Prerequisite: Mastery of current CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5193. Decision Support Systems. (3-2) Examines and implements methods of fine-tuning an organization’s short and long term objectives. Students use a variety of tools in concert: risk analysis, databases, spreadsheets, word processors, linear programming analytical models and others. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

5203. Seminar on Computer Based Systems. (3-0) This course examines timely topics related to computer based systems. The course develops research skills, problem-solving skills, applies the scientific method, refines presentation skills, and promotes team involvement. The course operates in a distributed team environment using the Internet as its communication vehicle. A statistical program will be used to develop confidence limits for measurements, and to develop trends and projections. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 or approval of department head.

5763. Computer Networks I (LANs). (3-2) Studies of communications architectures, protocols and interfaces. Communications networking techniques such as circuit switching, message switching, packet switching, broadcast network and inter-networking are explored. Novell Netware introduction emphasized. Students who have already successfully completed the undergraduate CIS 4763 course may not take this course. Students must then substitute another graduate CIS course for this one. Prerequisites: CIS 5013 and CIS 5033 or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $15.

5783. Computer Network II (LANs). (3-2) Studies network installation planning, preparing the hardware, installing a network operating system, configuring the user environment, creating the user interface, establishing network security establishing printing services, network administration, netware utilities, maintenance techniques, monitoring performance. trouble shooting and configuring the network for maximum efficiency. Novell Netware and/or Microsoft NT emphasized through extensive hands-on laboratory exercises. Students who have already successfully completed the undergraduate CIS 4783 course may not take this course. Students must then substitute another graduate CIS course for this one. Prerequisite: CIS 5013 and CIS 5033 or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $15.

5863. Problems. (Credit variable) This course offers students the opportunity to study CIS topics and perform research within the student's area of interest as directed by the responsible professor. Prerequisite: Approval of the department head.

5903. Selected Topics in CIS. (Credit variable) An examination of various topics in the Computer Information Systems area with focus on current and recent developments. May be repeated as topics vary for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

5913. Research Project. (3-2) Independent study oriented toward research in Information Systems. May be repeated once when topic changes; only two research projects, CIS 5913 and/or CIS 5953, may count toward degree requirements. Prerequisites: Six semester hours of prefix CIS courses or equivalent and approval of department head.

5953. Research Project with Laboratory. (1-5) Independent study course designed to strengthen interests or correct deficiencies in specific areas of Information Systems. The software development life-cycle is implemented and thoroughly documented. Where possible, academic projects from outside the program are actively sought and developed. May be repeated for credit once when topics change, only two research projects, CIS 5913 and/or CIS 5953, may count toward degree requirements. Prerequisites: Six semester hours of prefix CIS courses or equivalent and approval of department head. Lab fee $15.
 
 

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