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Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

CHEM 100. Chemistry Today. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Provides the background necessary to understand how chemistry affects our daily lives. An enriched overview of the fundamental principles of chemistry is followed by applications to topics of current interest. A high school science background is assumed. Not available for major or minor credit in chemistry.

 

*CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

A one-semester introduction to the fundamental principles, laws and applications of chemistry. Examples relating to the health sciences are emphasized. Not available for major or minor credit in chemistry.

 

CHEM 120L. Concepts of Chemistry Laboratory. 1 credit.

A one-semester introduction to laboratory work which illustrates the fundamental principles, laws and applications of chemistry discussed in CHEM 120. Experiments relating to the health sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 120.

 

*CHEM 131. General Chemistry I. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The first of a two-course general chemistry sequence for science majors. It is designed to introduce students to basic chemical concepts including atomic structure, periodic properties of the elements, nomenclature, basic stoichiometry, theories related to reactivity and bonding and the behavior of materials. The laboratory and lecture portions of CHEM 131 must be taken concurrently. Chemistry majors take 135L rather than 131L.

 

CHEM 132. General Chemistry II. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

A course designed to examine the mechanisms by which chemists obtain information about reacting systems. Major concepts covered include: chemical reactivity, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Prerequisite: Grades of “C-” or higher in CHEM 131 and either CHEM 131L or CHEM 135L; corequisite: CHEM 132L or 136L; chemistry majors take 136L.

 

CHEM 131L*-132L. General Chemistry Laboratories. 1 credit each semester.

These laboratory courses are designed to complement and supplement the CHEM 131-132 lecture courses. The laboratory and lecture portions must be taken concurrently. Chemistry majors are to take CHEM 135L and 136L, listed below. Prerequisite for CHEM 132L: Grades of “C-” or higher in CHEM 131 and either CHEM 131L or CHEM 135L.

 

CHEM 136L. Special General Chemistry Laboratory. 1 credits.

An enriched laboratory course which includes special topics and experiments not presented in the regular CHEM 132 laboratory. Prerequisite: Grades of “C-” or higher in CHEM 131 and either CHEM 131L or 135L; Corequisite or prerequisite: CHEM 132.

 

CHEM 200. Computer Applications in Chemistry. 1 credit.

Students are given chemically relevant problems that require that they learn to use the software all literate chemists should be familiar with. In addition, students are introduced to a programming language, first by writing macros for spreadsheet, presentation or word processing programs and finally, by using a high level programming language. Corequisite or prerequisite: CHEM 341.

 

CHEM 221. Concepts of Organic Chemistry. 3 credits.

An introduction to the study of organic compounds with emphasis on the chemistry of functional groups, including methods of preparation and interconversions. The laboratory and lecture portions must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and 132L or CHEM 120 and 120L.

 

CHEM 221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 credit.

Laboratory work will include training in the techniques of organic chemistry, preparation of compounds and some organic qualitative analysis. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 221.

 

CHEM 222. Concepts of Biochemistry. 3 credits.

A brief survey of the principal constituents of living cells, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, with emphasis on their synthesis and transformations in vivo. Intermediary metabolism and protein replication will be stressed. The laboratory and lecture portions must be taken concurrently; not available for major credit. Credit may not be earned in both 222 and BIO 220. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 221 and CHEM 221L ( or CHEM 342 and CHEM 346L.)

 

CHEM 222L. Concepts of Biochemistry Laboratory. 1 credit.

The laboratory work will comprise experiments demonstrating some of the pertinent reactions including those of analytical value. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 222.

 

CHEM 270. Inorganic Chemistry I. 3 credits.

A survey of the chemistry of the elements and modern theories of bonding. Prerequisite: CHEM 132

 

CHEM/PHYS/MATS 275. An Introduction to Materials Science. 3 credits.

An introduction to materials science with emphasis on general properties of materials. Topics will include crystal structure, extended and point defects and mechanical, electrical, thermal and magnetic properties of metals, ceramics, electronic materials, composites and organic materials. Prerequisite: CHEM 131, PHYS 150, PHYS 250, ISAT 212 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM 280. An Alternative Lower-Division Chemistry Experience. 1-3 credits.

This course will provide a mechanism for offering nontraditional, lower-division, lecture and/or laboratory course. It will be offered only with the approval of the full-time teaching faculty. No course will be offered more than three times under the 280 designation. Student may repeat CHEM 280 for credit when course content changes.

 

CHEM 300. Numerical Methods in Chemistry. 1 credit.

Students learn to use computational software, and a high level scientific language to facilitate the solution of numerical chemical problems.

 

CHEM 325. Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety. 1 credit.

A brief introduction to physical and chemical hazards which may be encountered in a laboratory setting. Methods of personal protection will be emphasized.

 

CHEM 331. Physical Chemistry I. 3 credits.

A study of thermodynamics, solutions, kinetics and macromolecules with applications of chemical and biological problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 132; MATH 206 or MATH 236.

 

CHEM 336L. Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 credit.

A laboratory course which emphasizes the applied experimental aspects of physical chemistry. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 331.

 

CHEM 341-342. Organic Chemistry Lecture. 3 credits each semester.

The major objective for this course is to teach the modern method of scientific problem solving using organic compounds as models. Emphasis will be on the chemical language (nomenclature and terminology), molecular electronic concepts, theories of organic reactions, stereochemistry and structure elucidation of organic compounds. Prerequisite for CHEM 341: CHEM 132; prerequisite for CHEM 342: a grade of “C-” or higher in CHEM 341; corequisite for CHEM 342: CHEM 346L or CHEM 388L.

 

CHEM 346L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 2 credits.

This course will present laboratory techniques and experiments associated with organic chemistry, including an introduction to synthesis, spectroscopic methods, chromatographic techniques and some qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or higher in CHEM 341; Corequisite: CHEM 342.

 

CHEM 351. Analytical Chemistry. 4 credits.

The total analysis concept is introduced and developed. This framework encompasses the areas of experiment design, sample collection and treatment, and statistical evaluation of results, as well as standard analysis techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 132.

 

CHEM 352. Instrumental Analysis. 3 credits.

This course emphasizes the application of instrumental techniques to the quantitative determination of chemical composition. Both instrument theory and practical applications are presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 351 and MATH 205 or MATH 235.

 

CHEM 352L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 2 credits.

This course will introduce students to the methodology and technology associated with the design and use of chemical instrumentation. Students perform experiments that illustrate the theoretical principles associated with instrument designs and the application of instruments to the solution of qualitative and quantitative analysis problems. Corequisite: CHEM 352.

 

CHEM 354. Environmental Chemistry Field Camp. 3 credits.

Fundamentals of environmental chemistry with laboratory and field trip components. The basic chemical principals of environmental problems are studied. Field trips and laboratory work on real samples are integrated with lecture material. Prerequisite: CHEM 341 or permission of instructor.

 

CHEM/GEOL 355. Geochemistry of Natural Waters. 3 credits.

Study of chemical theory and reactions important in natural water systems. The role of atmospheric, geologic and biological inputs in determining the geochemistry of streams, rivers and oceans. Prerequisites: CHEM 131 and CHEM 132 or equivalent.

 

CHEM/BIO 361. Biochemistry I. 3 credits.

An introduction to the molecules and chemical reactions of living systems. Structure and function of important classes of biomolecules are explored and the relationship of structure to function is stressed. Basic metabolic sequences are discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 342 and permission of instructor.

 

CHEM 362. Biochemistry II. 3 credits.

A continuation of CHEM 361 including metabolic regulation, protein biosynthesis, analytical methods and isolation of biomolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 361 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM 366L. Biochemistry Laboratory. 2 credits.

An introduction to laboratory techniques and experimental approaches associated with modern biochemistry. Isolation and characterization of enzymes and other biomolecules are emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 361.

 

CHEM 387L-388L. Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory. 2 credits each semester.

An enriched, integrated introduction to the laboratory procedures associated with inorganic and organic chemistry. Topics include apparatus design and construction, synthesis, separation methods, spectroscopic analysis and application of computers in the laboratory. Prerequisite or corequisite: for CHEM 387L: CHEM 341; for CHEM 388L: CHEM 270 and CHEM 342 and a grade of “C-” or higher in CHEM 387L.

 

CHEM 390A, B. Problems in Chemistry. 1-3 credits,
repeatable for a total of 4 credits.

A project is undertaken dealing with some aspect of chemistry under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

 

CHEM 395. Perspectives in Chemistry. 1 credit.

A description of the technical and nontechnical capabilities expected of a university graduate who enters industry, government or academia is presented. The student is introduced to the various laws governing the chemical industry as well as to the fields of toxicology and environmental health. Experts in various disciplines discuss current topics of concern to the chemistry and biology student.

 

CHEM 432. Physical Chemistry II. 3 credits.

A study of atomic and molecular energy levels and structure as interpreted by quantum theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 132; MATH 206 or MATH 236; and PHYS 150 or PHYS 250.

 

CHEM 438L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 credits.

A laboratory course which emphasizes the application of various physical measurement techniques as a means of obtaining data to test fundamental chemical theory. Corequisite: CHEM 432.

 

CHEM 440. Intermediate Organic Chemistry. 3 credits.

An advanced study of the theory of organic chemistry as applied to chemical reactions and synthetic methods. Such topics as reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy and stereochemistry will be included. Prerequisite: CHEM 342.

 

CHEM 445. Polymer Chemistry. 4 credits.

A study of the synthesis and characterization of macromolecules. Polymer chemistry is discussed in a manner that focuses most attention on the properties of macromolecules that can be understood at the molecular level. Prerequisite: CHEM 342.

 

CHEM 450. Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry. 3 credits.

A study of the fundamentals of radioactivity in chemistry. Topics include the effects of radiation on matter, measurement of radiation, activation analysis, tracer studies and the nuclear fuel cycle. Applications of radioactive materials and radiation in industry and medicine will be described. Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and PHYS 250 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM 450L. Laboratory for Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry. 1 credit.

A laboratory course designed to demonstrate the topics covered in CHEM 450. Corequisite: CHEM 450; Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and PHYS 250 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM/PHYS 455. Lasers and Their Applications to Physical Sciences. 3 credits.

An introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of lasers and their applications in the physical sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 270, CHEM 331 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM 470. Inorganic Chemistry II. 3 credits.

A study of selected topics in the field of advanced inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 270; prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 331.

 

CHEM 480. Selected Topics in Chemistry. 1-3 credits each semester.

This course is designed to allow an in-depth study of specific topics in chemistry selected according to student and staff interest.

 

CHEM 481. Literature and Seminar I. 1 credit.

Provides instruction in methods of abstracting specific information from the body of chemical literature. Attendance at regularly scheduled department seminars is required.

 

CHEM 482. Literature and Seminar II. 1 credit.

Provides practice in preparing and presenting a literature-based seminar and paper on a chemical topic. Attendance at regularly scheduled department seminars is required. Prerequisite: CHEM 481 or permission of the instructor.

 

CHEM 494. Internship in Chemistry. 1-2 credits.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Students participate in research or applied chemistry outside of the university. A proposal must be approved prior to registration, and a final paper will be completed.

 

CHEM 497A, B, C. Undergraduate Chemical Research.
2-4 credits, repeatable for a total of 6 credits.

Research in a selected area of chemistry, as arranged with and approved by a faculty research adviser the semester prior to registration.

 

CHEM 499. Honors. 6 credits.

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Chinese

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

CHIN 101-102. Elementary Chinese (4, 1). 4 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring.

The fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory.

 

CHIN 231-232. Intermediate Chinese. 3 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Chinese or equivalent.

 

Classics

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

CLAS 100. Latin and Greek Roots of English Words. 2 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Intensive study of Latin and Greek word-roots, prefixes and suffixes in the forms they take in English words. An English vocabulary-development course for students with no knowledge of Latin or Greek. Does not count toward licensure in Latin.

 

CLAS 265. The Individual and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Discussion of literary and historical sources that reflect the attitudes and values of individuals in various social classes. All readings in English.

 

CLAS 266. Greek and Roman Classics in Translation. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Discussion of the writings that illustrate the cultural values and intellectual attitudes which constitute the most important legacy of Classical civilization. All readings in English.

 

CLAS 337. Human Values: The Classical Tradition. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Discussion of human values and the human condition reflected in writings from the eighth century B. C. to the present day. Does not count toward licensure in Latin. All readings in English.

 
 

College of Business

College of Business 

COB 191. Business and Economic Statistics. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The application of statistical methods to business and economics. Introduces frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression and correlation analysis. Prerequisite: Demonstration of strong preparation in algebra.

 

COB 202. Interpersonal Skills. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An applied course consisting of experiential exercises followed by class discussion. Cases are used as learning activities where the instructor acts as a facilitator to learning. Essential theory emanates from class discussions with a student-based rather than instructor-based format. Theory and application are intertwined by means of student self-assessment exercises and group discussion. Prerequisite: Open only to sophomore business majors.

 

COB 204. Computer Information Systems. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to computer-based information systems. Emphasis is placed on computer hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems, computer ethics and the role of computers in society and the functional areas of business.

 

COB 218. Legal Environment of Business. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

A study of the law as a means of social, political and economic change. The American legal system from the standpoint of its sources and philosophy with special emphasis on business relations and the role of government in affecting them.

 

COB 241. Financial Accounting. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The role of financial data in contemporary society; the problems of measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities and equities; interpretation of financial statements. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

 

COB 242. Managerial Accounting. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The attention-directing and problem-solving functions of accounting in relation to current planning and control, evaluation of performance, special decisions and long-range planning. Prerequisite: COB 241.

 

COB 291. Introduction to Management Science. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The application of quantitative methods to decision making. Emphasis is placed on decision theory, linear programming, sensitivity analysis, forecasting, queuing simulation. Prerequisites: COB 191 and MATH 205 or equivalent.

 

COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

COB 300A is the management component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

 

COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

COB 300B is the finance component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

 

COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

COB 300C is the operations component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

 

COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

COB 300D is the marketing component of an integrated learning experience consisting of four courses, taken concurrently, which introduces the fundamental conceptual tools of management, finance, operation and marketing in such a way as to establish their mutual relevance and interdependence. Students work in small project teams on tasks designed to require the application in concert of conceptual tools from each of the function areas. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 100 and 200 B.B.A. core courses, demonstrated computer competencies; junior standing (56 hours) and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

 

COB 301. European Integration, Culture and History. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

This course is designed to complement the COB 300 A-D or Eurpoean Marketing minor when taught as part of the semester in Antwerp, Belgium program. COB 301 will only be offered as part of the semester in Antwerp program. Students will study European Integration in the classroom and visit governmental institutions, historical places and cultural events associated with course content. Prerequisites: Requires acceptance to the semester in Antwerp program. Must be taken as a corequisite with COB 300 or courses for the European Marketing minor. Cannot be used as an elective to fulfill COB major or any other minor.

 

COB 487. Strategic Management. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Strategic management is designed to be the capstone course for seniors completing their undergraduate studies in the various functional areas of business administration. The course is comprehensive and structured to build on the foundational knowledge students have gained through completing the interdisciplinary COB 300, Integrated Functional Systems, learning experience and from their respective concentrations. Prerequisites: COB 300 and senior standing (90 hours).

 

COB 490. Special Studies in Business Administration. 1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Designed to give capable students an opportunity to complete a faculty supervised independent study apart from a specific major. Prerequisite: Permission from the Associate Dean for Student Services.

 

COB 491. Peer Advisor Training. 0 credits. Offered fall and spring.

This block course will provide peer advisor trainees with the information necessary to give guidance to their peers in understanding various university and college academic policies and procedures and the university resources available to address academic questions and issues. Cannot be applied to any College of Business major or minor. Prerequisites: Junior standing (78 credit hours) and approval of the Associate Dean for Student Services one month prior to registration.

 

COB 492. Peer Advising. 2 credit hours per semester; limit of 4 credit hours in total. Offered fall and spring.

Practicum in advising focuses on College of Business students providing guidance to their peers in understanding various university and college academic procedures and policies, as well as offering knowledgeable referrals to appropriate university resources. May be taken twice for up to four credit hours. Cannot be applied to any COB major or minor. Prerequisites: Senior standing and successful completion of COB 491.

Computer Science

         

Department of Computer Science

CS 100. Introduction to BASIC. 2 credits.

Introduction to computing using Visual BASIC. This course is not open to students who have previously earned credit in CS 139 or equivalent.

 

CS 110. Introduction to Computer Professionalism and Ethics. 1 credit.

Seminar for freshman and transfer students focusing on professional and ethical issues in computer science. Topics include Computer Science degree requirements, the computer science profession, ethics of computing professionals, protection of software, Internet security and privacy issues, and current issues in computer science.

 

CS 139. Algorithm Development (3, 2). 4 credits.

Students learn fundamental problem-solving techniques using computer software tools that support algorithm development and procedural abstraction to analyze a domain and create reusable software applications.

 

CS/MATH 227-228. Discrete Structures I-II. 3 credits each semester.

An introduction to discrete mathematical structures including functions, relations, sets, logic, matrices, elementary number theory, proof techniques, basics of counting, graphic theory, discrete probability, digital logic, finite state machines, integer and floating point representations. Prerequisite for CS/MATH 228: CS/MATH 227.

 

CS 238. Software Application Development (3, 2). 4 credits.

Fundamentals of the computer software development process, with emphasis on using a program development environment to create and combine algorithms and data structures specified in a high-level programming language.

 

CS 239. Advanced Computer Programming (3, 2). 4 credits.

Students use various advanced problem-solving strategies to develop algorithms using classes and objects. Students also learn how to implement and use elementary data structures, including character strings, records, files, stacks and queues. Prerequisite: CS 139 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.

 

CS 240. Algorithms and Data Structures. 3 credits.

Students learn to implement and analyze elementary data structures and the basic complexity classes of algorithms that use strategies such as greedy algorithms, divide-and-conquer algorithms and backtracking algorithms. This analysis is especially applied to problems in searching, sorting and parsing. Prerequisite or corequisite: CS 252 or CS/MATH 228; Prerequisites: CS 239 and ISAT or CS major or minor status.

 

CS 252. Discrete Structures. 3 credits.

Introduction to the mathematical structures used in computer science. Topics include logic and set theory, algebraic structures, automata theory and computability. Prerequisite: CS 139 or CS 238.

 

CS 274. Introduction to Databases. 3 credits.

Students learn how to design and implement a normalized relational database. Emphasis is on the practical construction of an interactive database using graphical user interfaces and report generation.

 

CS 280. Projects in Computer Science. 1-3 credits.

Projects or topics in computer science which are of interest to the lower division student. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Students should consult the instructor prior to enrolling for the course.

 

CS 340. Assembly Language Programming. 3 credits.

Principles of assembly language programming. Assembly language contrasted with machine language. Assembly directives, conditional assembly and macros. Design of a two-pass assembler. The material in this course is useful for those interested in machine design, operating systems, embedded computer systems and microcontrollers and other areas which require low-level knowledge of computer operation. Prerequisite: CS 139 or CS 238.

 

CS/ISAT 344. Intelligent Systems. 3 credits.

In-depth introduction to current and future intelligent systems, including expert systems, neural networks, hybrid intelligent systems and other intelligent system technologies and their development, uses and limitations. Prerequisites: CS 239 or ISAT 340.

 

CS/ISAT 345. Software Engineering. 3 credits.

Study of means for the development and maintenance of high quality software products delivered on time and within budget. Topics include requirements analysis and specification, software design, implementation, testing, maintenance, project management, ethics, and the responsibilities of software engineering professionals. Prerequisites: ISAT or CS major or minor standing and CS 239 or ISAT 340 with sophomore standing.

 

CS 347. Web-Based Information Systems. 3 credits.

This course covers the design and development of applications intended for deployment over the World Wide Web. Students will examine Web protocols, the architecture of Web-based applications, the languages and facilities with which they are developed, and related issues such as security and reliability. Students will also work in teams using a representative suite of development tools and languages to design and construct a simple client/server application that includes a GUI and a database interface. Prerequisites: CS 239 and CS 345.

 

CS 349. Developing Interactive Multimedia. 3 credits.

Students learn the concepts of multimedia, the issues in designing multimedia to interact effectively with users, the performance and speed issues in designing multimedia and how to implement interactive multimedia applications. Prerequisite: CS 240.

 

CS 350. Computer Organization. 3 credits.

Students learn how a computer works through principles of hierarchical computer organization, hardware (including registers, busses and arithmetic logic units) machine instruction sets, addressing techniques, input/output processing and interrupt handling. Students are introduced to the Unix operating system. As part of this course, students will be provided with a version of Unix to install on a personal computer. Prerequisite or corequisite: CS 252 or CS/MATH 228; Prerequisites: CS 239 and ISAT or CS major or minor status.

 

CS 371. Introductory Digital Electronics (2, 4). 2 credits.

Transistors, integrated circuits, logic families, gates, latches, decoders, multiplexers, multivibrators, counters and displays. Prerequisite: CS 350.

 

CS 372. Microcontrollers and Their Applications. (2, 4). 2 credits.

Microcontrollers, their instructions, architecture and applications. Prerequisite: CS 371.

 

CS 373. Interfacing Microcomputers (2, 4). 2 credits.

A personal computer and its input/output bus, input/output functions, commercially available devices, proto-typing circuit boards and programs for device control. Prerequisite: CS 371.

 

CS 430. Programming Languages. 3 credits.

Several actual programming languages are studied in terms of the fundamental principles of computer programming language design, including object-oriented programming, functional programming, concurrent programming and logic programming. Prerequisites: CS 240 and CS 350.

 

CS 444. Artificial Intelligence. 3 credits.

Students will study the history, premises, goals, social impact and philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. Students will study heuristic algorithms for large state spaces and learn to develop recursive and non-deterministic algorithms. Prerequisites: CS 344 and either CS 240 or ISAT 340.

 

CS 446. Software Analysis and Design. 3 credits.

Contemporary software analysis and design methods, tools, notations, techniques, processes, principles and practices. Students solve analysis and design problems alone or in teams and present their work to their peers and the instructor. Prerequisites: CS 240 and CS 345.

 

CS/MATH 448-449. Numerical Mathematics and Computer Applications. 3 credits each semester.

Numerical solutions and error analysis of typical problems such as finding zeros of nonlinear functions, solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations, interpolation, approximation, integration, solving ordinary differential equations, optimization and Monte Carlo methods. Prerequisites for CS/MATH 448: MATH 237, MATH 300 and either CS 238 or MATH 248. Prerequisites for CS/MATH 449: CS/MATH 448 and MATH 336.

 

CS 450. Operating Systems. 3 credits.

Systems programming and operating systems. Network environments, windowing environments, user interfaces. Memory management, process management, file system management and device management. Prerequisite: CS 350.

 

CS 452. Design and Analysis of Algorithms. 3 credits.

An introduction to the analysis, design and theory of algorithms. Algorithms studied will be selected from searching, sorting and graph theory. Included are elements of counting, recurrence relations, direct and indirect proofs, recursion, complexity classes, language theory, decidability and undecidability. Prerequisites: CS 240 and CS 252.

 

CS 454. Internship in Computer Science. 1-3 credits.

An advanced course to give supervised practical experience in a professional computing environment. May be taken multiple times for credit, but no more than three credits may be used in the Computer Science Program graduation requirements. Prerequisites: Junior standing, major in computer science and permission of the instructor.

 

CS 457. Information Security. 3 credits.

This course covers the basic issues of information system security. The roles of planning, management, policies, procedures, and personnel in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information are described. Specific threats (malicious code, network attacks, and hostile content) and widely used countermeasures (access control, mechanisms, firewalls, intrusion detection systems) are also discussed. Prerequisite: CS 450.

 

CS/ISAT 460. Local Area Networks. 3 credits.

An overview of LAN hardware, LAN topology and design, and LAN protocols. Installation and management of LAN operating systems and LAN services (address management, name management, file and print sharing, account management). Prerequisite: CS 350 or IT 320 or equivalent.

 

CS/ISAT 461. Internetworking. 3 credits.

Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) design. Audio, voice, data and TV transmission over ATM/B-ISDN networks. The SONET signal hierarchy and Q3 standard interface model. Network security. Performance analysis of a given network. Prerequisite: CS/ISAT 460.

 

CS/ISAT 462. Network Applications Development. 3 credits.

Design and implementation of network-based applications using languages and architectures such as sockets, JAVA, TL1 and CORBA. Concepts in distributed processing, including synchronization of interprocess communication and management of replicated data. Analysis of performance issues related to distributed applications. Prerequisites: CS 239 or IT 344, and CS/ISAT 460.

 

CS/ISAT 463. Network Analysis and Design. 3 credits.

In-depth introduction to the techniques and tools used to design and analyze computer and telecommunications networks. Overview of issues related to network performance, including the impact on cost, reliability and security. Prerequisites: CS/ISAT 460 and CS 239 or ISAT 340.

 

CS/ISAT 464. Issues in the Telecommunications Business. 3 credits.

Addresses complex business concepts and issues in the telecommunications industry. Explores the interrelation of the economics of the telecommunications industry with ensuing social, ethical and security issues. Discusses topics in product and service creation, marketing, customer service and billing, and electronic commerce. Prerequisites: IT 320 and SMAD 356, and ISAT 340 or equivalent.

 

CS 474. Database Design and Application. 3 credits.

Students study database design and management with emphasis placed on data definition languages, data manipulation languages, query languages and on management of the database environment. Prerequisite: CS 345 or CS 274 or ISAT 340.

CS 475. Distributed Database Management. 3 credits.

Students learn the concepts of client-server architectures and other aspects that arise in the design of distributed systems. Prerequisite: CS 474.

CS 480. Selected Topics in Computer Science. 1-3 credits.

Topics in computer science which are of interest but not otherwise covered in the regular computer science offerings of the department. Offered only with the approval of the department head; may be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisite: CS 239. Topics selected may dictate further prerequisites; students should consult the instructor prior to enrolling for course.

CS 482. Selected Topics in Information Security. 1-3 credits.

Topics in information security. Offered only with the approval of the department head; may be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisite: CS 240 and CS 350. Topics selected may dictate further prerequisites; students should consult the instructor prior to enrolling for the course.

CS 488. Computer Graphics Applications. 3 credits.

This course develops a computer graphics application package based on standard graphics functions as well as attributes of a graphical user interface. It includes experience in applying interactive computer graphics techniques to industrial problems. Prerequisites: CS 240 and CS 350.

CS 497. Independent Study. 1-3 credits.

An advanced course to give independent study experience under faculty supervision. May be taken multiple times for credit, but no more than three credits may be used in the Computer Science Program graduation requirements. Prerequisites: Junior standing, major in computer science and permission of the program coordinator.

CS 499. Honors. 6 credits.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 

CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology. Consideration is given to the cause and treatment of communication disorders in children and adults.

 

CSD 207. Speech Science I: Phonetics. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Instruction in various transcription techniques for phonetic and phonemic analysis of speech production.

 

CSD 208. Speech Science II: Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice Mechanism. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

A detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism. Majors only or by permission of instructor.

 

CSD 209. Speech Science III: Acoustics of Speech and Hearing. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Introduction to acoustics of speech and hearing. Introduction to physical acoustics, sound generation and transmission, resonance, speech acoustics and speech perception.

 

CSD 300. Language Development. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

The study of language acquisition, development, structure and function in normal children. The development of language in all cultures and the universal nature of the developmental process is the foundation for continued study in speech-language hearing.

 

CSD 301. Audiology. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to the symptoms, causes and treatment of hearing disorders. Hearing test instrumentation and interpretation in clinical situations are emphasized.

 

CSD 310. Biostatistical Methods for Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to research conducted in and applied to the disciplines of speech-language pathology and audiology. Traditional statistical methods in behavioral and social sciences will be included as well as qualitative and quantitative research approaches relevant to individuals and populations with communication disorders.

 

CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to phonological and language disorders in children and adults. Etiological and maintaining factors are discussed and an overview of assessment and (re)habilitation procedures is presented. Prerequisite: CSD 200, CSD 207, CSD 300 or permission of instructor.

 

CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Concentrated attention is given to communication problems of the hearing handicapped. Aural rehabilitation is emphasized including lip reading and auditory training. Prerequisite: CSD 301 or permission of instructor.

 

CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication Disorders. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Introduces neurogenic communication disorders from a neuroanatomical approach.

 

CSD 416. Organic Speech Disorders. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Clinical procedures in the areas of fluency, oral-facial and voice disorders are studied. Evaluative and remedial aspects are emphasized.

 

CSD 420. Introduction to Sign Language. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Provides an introduction to American Sign Language, the deaf community and English-based signed systems.

 

CSD 421. Sign Language II. 3 credits. Offered fall.
Focuses on developing conversational skills of students whose core vocabulary and knowledge of the grammar and pragmatics of sign language are basic; distinguishes ASL from English sign systems. Prerequisite: CSD 420 or permission of the instructor.

 

CSD 470. Methods and Observation. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Directed observation and participation in practical experiences. Introduction to the clinical process in speech-language pathology. Practical clinical methodology will be emphasized. Majors only. Must have a 3.0 average in CSD courses to enroll.

 

CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology. 3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

An introduction to the clinical process in audiology via directed observation and participation in laboratory and patient interactions. Practical clinical methodology is emphasized. Majors only with interest in graduate study in audiology. Repeatable for credit up to 6 credits. A 3.0 average is required to enroll. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

 

CSD 490. Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

Provides students opportunity for independent study and/or small class instruction in elective topics.

 

CSD 499. Honors. 6 credits. Offered fall and spring.

See catalog descriptions titled "Graduation with Distinction" and "Graduation with Honors."

 

 

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