Aug 14, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Chemical Engineering

  
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    ENCH 3310 - Chemical Process Principles


    (3) Credit Hours

    Quantitative relations of chemical reactions and physico-chemical processes. Calculations based on gases, vapors, humidity, and process material balances. Study of industrial processes involving thermo physics, thermo chemistry, and heat balances. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L, MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. May be registered as ENEV 3310. Credit not allowed in both ENCH 3310 and ENEV 3310. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 3320 - Heat Transfer Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles of heat transfer process in engineering and industrial applications. Practical heat transfer equipment. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCH 3310 with minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 3350 - Unit Operations Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments in unit operations such as biological growth, mechanical separations, liquid/liquid extraction, and chemical reactions. Application of current research techniques. Evaluation of environmental impacts of chemical operations and processes. Laboratory 3 hours. Fall Semester. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L and ENCH 3310 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4290 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to systems design techniques and the design of chemical processes. Course covers case studies of various commercial chemical production processes. Students will engage in individual and group problem solving. Emphasis is placed on preparing for routine commercial engineering assignments; including engineering diagrams, cost estimation, environmental and health and safety considerations and project management. Senior standing in Chemical Engineering or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4300 - Chemical System Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Application of systems design techniques to the design of chemical processes. Discussion of case studies including separation processes, heat exchanger networks, and process utilities. Individual or group design problems. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3850, ENCE 3850, ENEE 3850,  or CPEN 3850; ENCH 4320, ENCH 4330, ENCH 4350 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCH 4340 or department head approval. Credit not allowed in both ENCH 4300 and ENEV 4300. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4320 - Fractional Distillation Separation Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamental variables of fractional distillation. Ideal and non-ideal binary vapor-liquid phase equilibria. Application of fundamental principles for systems with simultaneous heat, and mass transfer. Design of flash, batch and continuous distillation processes. Computational and design projects. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3070, ENME 3070L, ENCH 3320 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4330 - Chemical Process Operations


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamental variables of chemical operations; generalized treatment of mass-transfer processes. Application to continuous and stage-wise separation processes. Computational and design projects. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3070, ENME 3070L, ENCH 3310 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Credit not allowed in both ENCH 4330 and ENEV 4330. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4340 - Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Concepts of chemical kinetics applied to reactor design. Effects of temperature, pressure, concentration, and catalysis on rates of chemical reactions. Design of batch, back mix, and tubular reactors. Computational and design projects. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3070, ENME 3070L, ENCH 3320 with minimum grades of C, CHEM 3710 or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4350 - Chemical Processes Laboratory


    (2) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments in unit operations such as energy transfer systems, distillation, drying, gas-liquid absorption, pressure swing absorption and chemical reactions. Introduction to chemical process simulations. Application of current research techniques. Evaluation of environmental impacts of chemical operations and processes. Laboratory 3 hours. Lecture 1 hour. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2220, ENCH 3310, ENCH 3320 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCH 4320, 4330 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCH 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1010 - Chemistry and the Environment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines chemical concepts and methods of investigation with applications to the environment. Spring semester odd years. Credit may not apply toward a chemistry major. 
  
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    CHEM 1019 - Light and Life


    (4) Credit Hours

    Examines the methods of investigation that lead to our understanding of light and its role in nature and human development. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: Math ACT Subscore of 22 or higher or MATH 1006 or USTU 1050 or MATH 1010 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1920 or MATH 1950 or MATH 1960 or department head approval. Corequisites: CHEM 1019L or department head approval. May be registered as PHYS 1019. Credit not allowed in both CHEM 1019 and PHYS 1019. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Surveys chemical principles involving structure, properties and reactions. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours. Ability to perform algebraic calculations is necessary for success. A self-assessment of skills is available on the departmental website, www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 1110L with a minimum grade of C or department head approval.
  
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    CHEM 1110L - General Chemistry I Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 1110. Every semester. Laboratory 2 hours. Ability to perform algebraic calculations is necessary for success. A self-assessment of skills is available on the departmental website, www.utc.edu/chemistry. Corequisites: CHEM 1110 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines chemical concepts in inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Lecture 3 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 1120L with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 1120L - General Chemistry II Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 1120. Laboratory 2 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 1120 with a minimum grade or C or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 2810 - Scientific Communication


    (2) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the techniques of oral presentations including the use of current technology. Lecture 2 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Open to chemistry majors only. 
  
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    CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Studies compounds of carbon with emphasis on structure, reactivity, mechanisms, and synthesis of organic molecules. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3010L with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 3010L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 3010. Laboratory 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3010 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continuation of Chemistry 3010. Emphasis on functional group manipulation and synthesis. Spectroscopic methods of analysis with emphasis on structure elucidation included. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3020L with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 3020L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experiments to support and enhance topics covered in Chemistry 3020. Laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3020 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 3210 - Quantitative Analysis


    (4) Credit Hours

    Examines the theory and practice of volumetric, electrochemical, and spectrophotometric analysis applied to the study of stoichiometry and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 3310 - Inorganic Chemistry


    (3) Credit Hours

    Concepts and models in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure and bonding, molecular orbital theory, material science, and descriptive inorganic chemistry including biological and environmental applications. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C, MATH 1920 and MATH 1921 with minimum grades of C, or MATH 1960 with a minimum grade of C; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: CHEM 3210 with a minimum grade of C and PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L with minimum grades of C or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 3710 - Physical Chemistry I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics with applications to physical and chemical properties of matter. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; and MATH 1920 and 1921 with minimum grades of C or MATH 1960 with a minimum grade of C; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L with minimum grades of C or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 3710L - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory experience to support and enhance topics covered in CHEM 3710.  Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3210 with a minimum grade of C; CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; and MATH 1920 and 1921 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1960 with a minimum grade of C; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L with minimum grades of C or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L with minimum grades of C; CHEM 3710 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval.  Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 3720 - Physical Chemistry II


    (4) Credit Hours

    Continuation of 3710 with primary emphasis on kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3710 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM 3710L with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Corequisites: CHEM 3720L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 3820 - Chemical Literature


    (1) Credit Hours

    Surveys the primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of chemical information with weekly individual assignments in the use of these sources. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 and 3020L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 3900r - Cooperative Work Experience


    (1) Credit Hours

    Cooperative chemistry work experience is part of the Cooperative Education Program. Students participate in off-campus laboratory work in industry or government. Written and oral reports required. Maximum credit 4 hours. Prerequisites: Selection by Cooperative Education Office. Credit may not be applied towards a chemistry major.  Course graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    CHEM 4030 - Advanced Organic Chemistry


    (4) Credit Hours

    Studies advanced concepts of organic chemistry upon which modern organic chemistry is developed. Kinetics, thermodynamics, multistep synthesis, molecular orbital concepts and orbital symmetry, and molecular structure determination by modern physical methods are emphasized. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 4220 - Methods of Environmental Analysis


    (4) Credit Hours

    Focuses on advanced theory and practice of environmental analytical chemistry including sampling techniques and instrumental approaches to separation and analysis of real world samples. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester, even years. Prerequisites: CHEM 3210 with a minimum grade of C, CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; MATH 1830 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1910 and MATH 1911 with minimum grades of C or MATH 1950 with a minimum grade of C; or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 4230 - Instrumental Analysis


    (4) Credit Hours

    Examines the theory and use of infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic absorption, gas chromatography, thermal analysis, electrochemical analysis, and other instrumental methods of characterizing chemical structure. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3210, CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L with minimum grades of C or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 4320 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    (4) Credit Hours

    Advanced theories of bonding and structure in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on ligand field theory, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3310 and CHEM 3710 with minimum grades of C, MATH 2200 with a minimum grade of C, PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L with minimum grades of C or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L with minimum grades of C; or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 4510 - Biochemistry


    (3) Credit Hours

    Surveys the chemical aspects of protein and enzyme function, bioenergetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, nucleic acid function, and protein biosynthesis. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 4530 - Proteins and Nucleic Acids


    (4) Credit Hours

    Designed for students interested in advanced studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and related medical sciences. Lectures will extensively cover material such as biochemical reactions, amino acid and peptide metabolism, protein function, nucleic acid base metabolism, nucleic acid function, and enzyme kinetics. The laboratory will be an introduction to modern biochemical techniques. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 3250, CHEM 3710 and CHEM 4510 with minimum grades of C in each course or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 4530L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    CHEM 4830r - Seminar


    (1) Credit Hours

    This participation seminar is based on student papers, student presentations, invited speakers, and other activities. Maximum credit 2 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 2810 with a minimum grade of C and 24 additional semester hours of chemistry or department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    CHEM 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Maximum credit 4 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CHEM 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

Civil Engineering

  
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    ENCE 1010 - Introduction to Civil Engineering


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course is a cross section of topics in contemporary civil engineering disciplines, with emphasis on the tools of engineering problem solving. Students are taught to work in teams and introduced to the design process and to several tools necessary in a civil engineering career. In this course they develop an appreciation of professional topics to include: ethics, respecting others, scheduling, evaluating risk, and professional societies.  In addition to regular lectures and project exercises, the course includes guest speakers and class demonstrations. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 1020 - Introduction to Engineering Graphics


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction to engineering graphics and design, offering hands-on instruction in the use of an industry-leading computer-aided design software system to produce two- and three-dimensional drawings. Topics include the fundamentals of engineering graphics and design, geometric construction, the engineering design process, and drawing composition with emphasis on industry practice.
  
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    ENCE 1040 - Vector Statics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Vector statics operations and applications; particle equilibrium, force system resultants, equilibrium of a rigid body. Structural analysis; trusses, solution techniques. Center of gravity and centroid. Internal forces. Friction. Moments of inertia. Elasticity. Fall and spring semesters. Lecture 3 hours. Pre- or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 or department head approval. Prerequisite: ENME 1030 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2010 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic concepts of environmental engineering, local and global environmental issues, scientific, social, ethical, regulations and public policy on environmental protection. Introduction to the scientific and engineering principles needed to analyze and solve environmental engineering problems. Prerequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 and CHEM 1110 and 1110L, or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2110 - Pollution Controls


    (3) Credit Hours

    The emergence and solution of pollution problems. Discussion of fundamental ideas and policies contributing to pollution problems. Pollution is examined from industrial, political, and social perspectives. Included are role-playing experiences designed to illustrate the effects of various policies on the quality of life in a simulated community. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours. Sophomore standing. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2220 - Probability and Statistics for Engineering


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to probability and statistical methods with direct application to engineering problem solving. Discrete and continuous distributions, numerical measures, elementary sampling, point estimation, interval estimation, design of experiments, and hypothesis testing. Fall, spring and summer semesters. Lecture 3 hours. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 or department head approval. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    ENCE 2460 - Mechanics of Materials


    (3) Credit Hours

    Stress-strain concepts and relations. Bending, shear, torsion, and deflections. Euler columns, repeated loading and connections. Lecture 3 hours. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: ENCE 1040 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 1920 or MATH 1960 or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: ENCE 2460L or department head approval. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2460L - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Principles applied in various lab activities include the stress and deformation of solid bodies subjected to uniaxial, bending and torsional loads. Individual and team projects include designing, building, testing, and evaluating structures. Written engineering communications, engineering ethics and professional responsibility. Laboratory 3 hours. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: ENME 1850 or ENCE 1010 with a minimum grade of C and ENGL 1020 or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: ENCE 2460 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2620 - Introduction to Geomatics


    (2) Credit Hours

    The art, science, and technologies used in the determination of positions above, on, or beneath the earth’s surface. Fundamental concepts and practices of surveying, theory of measurements and field notes; methods of obtaining horizontal and vertical distances; methods of obtaining angles and directions; use of levels, transits, theodolites, and total stations; construction surveying, curves, and volumes. Global Navigation Satellite Systems; using maps and geographic information systems to turn survey data into useful information. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 1040 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCE 2620L or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 2620L - Introduction to Geomatics Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Students in small teams perform field exercises that are designed to illuminate fundamental surveying concepts that are introduced in the lectures. Field exercises include basic surveying techniques (distance and differential leveling with autolevel), as well as error analysis. Additionally, the collection of topographic and control data by electronic total station and data logger, using a GPS receiver to establish precise tie to a regional coordinate system, will be addressed. A number of lab exercises are directed at helping students to gain a good understanding of the trigonometry behind standard surveying techniques, and the conversion of angle and distance measurements to x-y-z coordinates. Laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 1020 or ENME 1011 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCE 2620 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3380 - Water Resources Engineering


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamentals and practices of water resources engineering.  Water resources engineering processes in the theoretical and applied realm in the fields of closed conduit (pipe) flow, open channel flow, surface water hydrology, and watershed processes. Application of probability and statistical concepts used in the analysis and design of simple hydraulic and hydrologic systems. Pre or Corequisites: ENME 3070 or ENGR 3070 or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3500 - Civil Engineering Materials


    (3) Credit Hours

    Physical and mechanical properties of materials used in construction. Behavior of materials and structures under load. Testing standards, aggregates, cements, concretes, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, wood and wood laminates, and plastics. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2460 and ENCE 2460L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCE 3500L or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3500L - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Laboratory exercise in CE Materials to support and enhance topics covered in ENCE 3500. Laboratory 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2460 and ENCE 2460L with minimum grades of C, or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCE 3500 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3520 - Engineering Economy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Economic decision making for engineering systems. Choice of alternatives by equivalent annual cost, rate-of-return, present worth, and benefit-cost methods. Tax influences, statistical decision making, replacement policy. Fall, spring and summer semesters. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENCE 2220 with a minimum grade of C or MGT 2110 and MATH 1910 or MATH 1950 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3610 - Soil Mechanics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Geological overview, soil composition, soil type and structure, index properties, classification, site investigation, subsurface flow, flow nets, drainage, subsurface stresses, settlement, shear strength, and slope stability. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2460 and ENCE 2460L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisites: ENCE 3610L or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3610L - Soil Mechanics Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Students in small teams perform hands-on experiments that are designed to illuminate fundamental soil mechanics concepts that are introduced in the lectures. Laboratory exercises include particle size distribution, Atterberg limits, soil classification, water content, consolidation test, permeability tests, compaction tests, procedures, analysis, and sampling practices. Laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2460 and ENCE 2460L with minimum grades of C. Corequisites: ENCE 3610 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3620 - Transportation Engineering I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to transportation engineering with specific emphasis on the planning, design, operation, and construction of highway facilities. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2220, ENCE 2620 and ENCE 2620L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3640 - Structural Analysis I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Determination of internal forces and deflection in statically determinate trusses, beams, and frames. Introduction to analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 2460 and ENCE 2460L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3680 - Design of Concrete Structures


    (3) Credit Hours

    Design of concrete beams in flexure and shear, one-way slabs, T-beams, doubly reinforced beams, columns, development lengths, and serviceability based on the ACI Codes of Practice. Computer applications used as applicable. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 3640 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 3850 - Interdisciplinary Design Project I


    (3) Credit Hours

    First semester of the capstone interdisciplinary group design project in which students use their discipline-based knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment. Projects are expected to complete through preliminary design. The team design experience includes design methodology, concept generation, decision making, technical project management, quality and reliability engineering, concurrent engineering, teamwork, written and oral communication, and introduction to engineering ethics and professional responsibility. The projects incorporate technical activities applicable to the engineering disciplines of the College. Faculty from the disciplines support the course and students as technical advisors and aid in project selection. Fall and spring semesters. Lecture 2 hours, project 2 hours. Prerequisites: ENCE 3520 or ENEE 3720 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Registrant must be within three semesters of graduation. May be registered as ENME 3850, CPEN 3850 or ENEE 3850. Credit allowed in only one of the four courses. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4380 - Wastewater and Water Treatment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Civil Engineering approaches to designing and managing water supply, sanitary sewer, and storm water collection systems. Design project. Lecture 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3070 and ENME 3070L with minimum grades of C, and ENCE 3380, or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4480 - Urban Stormwater Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Understand regulations pertaining to stormwater and review receiving water impacts due to stormwater discharges, sources of pollutants, and pollution control and treatment techniques, integrated drainage design approach for mitigating both quality and quantity issues of stormwater management. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 3380 or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4500 - Civil Engineering Design Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    Capstone civil engineering design experience; design of a civil engineering structure, component or system. Consideration of engineering standards and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, constructability, ethical, health and safety, social, and political. Oral presentations and written design report required. Lecture 2 hours, design laboratory 2 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENME 3850, ENCE 3850, ENEE 3850, or CPEN 3850 (must have been taken in the immediately preceding semester or department head approval.) Pre or Corequisites: ENCE 4680 or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4610 - Foundation Analysis and Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamental of soil mechanics as applied to the analysis and design of foundation systems; subsurface investigations; design of shallow and deep foundations. Retaining structures and lateral earth pressures. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 3610 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4620 - Transportation Engineering II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities in air, rail, water, and highway systems; characteristics of transportation modes; interaction between modes; mode interfaces; transportation technology; perspectives and economics of rural and urban transportation systems. Introduction to traffic engineering; bicycle and pedestrian facilities are also covered. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 3620 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4640 - Structural Analysis II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of two- and three-dimensional statically indeterminate structures by classical and matrix methods of solution. Flexibility and stiffness techniques, influence lines, approximate analysis, and nonlinear analysis. Lecture 3 hours. On request. Prerequisites: ENCE 3640 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4680 - Design of Steel Structures


    (3) Credit Hours

    Design of structural systems: steel beams, columns, bolted and welded connections based on the AISC specifications. Computer applications used as applicable. Lecture 3 hours. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENCE 3640 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4780 - Structural Masonry and Wood Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Learn the nomenclature, properties, and material specifications associated with basic masonry and wood construction. Students will learn to design masonry assemblages such as: panel walls, partially reinforced walls, shear walls, beams and beam-columns. n addition, students will be able to design wood tension members, trusses, beams, beam columns and connections. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENCE 3640 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4850 - Interdisciplinary Design Project II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Second semester of the capstone interdisciplinary group design project in which students use their discipline-based knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment. Completion of the detailed and final design phases of the engineering project initiated in ENCE/ENEE/ENME/CPEN 3850 including building a model, testing, evaluation, and reporting the design result. Projects require students to illustrate their discipline knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment. Specific discipline aspects of the project are supported by representative faculty acting as technical advisors. Oral and written presentation of progress and results. Ethics and professional responsibility and the global and societal impact of engineering decisions are covered. Fall and spring semesters. Lecture 1 hour, project 4 hours. Prerequisites: ENCE/ENEE/ENME/CPEN 3850 with a minimum grade of C; must have been taken in the immediately preceding semester or department head approval. May be registered as ENME 4850, ENEE 4850 or CPEN 4850. Credit allowed in only one of the four courses. Differential Course Fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ENCE 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Classics

  
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    CLAS 1100 - Major Triumphs of Greece and Rome


    (3) Credit Hours

    Major accomplishments of the Greco-Roman civilization and their impact upon the modern world. On demand. 
  
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    CLAS 1200 - Legendary Rome: Epic Founders, Wicked Emperors, Saintly Martyrs


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration of the multiple layers of myth that grew up around the city of ancient Rome. Special attention will be given to foundation narratives and images of heroism and anti-heroism in considering the ways in which different legends worked to forge a sense of community and to reinforce a shared set of values in different moments of Rome’s long history. Important primary works will be the primary though not exclusive object of analysis with authors such as Livy, Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Plutarch, Prudentius, and Augustine.
  
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    CLAS 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit four hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CLAS 3000 - Scientific Terminology


    (2) Credit Hours

    Designed to meet the needs of non language students. Origin and derivation of English words in common scientific usage. On demand. 
  
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    CLAS 3100 - The Greco-Roman World


    (3) Credit Hours

    The history, culture, and lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. On demand. 
  
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    CLAS 3110 - Ancient Greece


    (3) Credit Hours

    A broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Greece. Topics may include Bronze Age culture, the Persian Wars, Classical Athens and Sparta, the rise of Macedonia, as well as the art, philosophy, and religion of Greece’s polis-based society. May be registered as HIST 3110. Credit not allowed in both CLAS 3110 and HIST 3110. 
  
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    CLAS 3120 - Ancient Rome


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides a broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Rome from its founding to its transformation in the fifth century C.E. Topics covered include art, philosophy, and literature; the rise of bureaucratic government; the Roman economy; and life under the emperors. May be registered as HIST 3120. Credit not allowed in both HIST CLAS and HIST 3120. 
  
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    CLAS 3500 - Greek and Roman Tragedy in Translation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the origin of tragedy and its dramatic and philosophical development in the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca. On demand. May be registered as ENGL 3500. Credit not allowed in both CLAS 3500 and ENGL 3500. 
  
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    CLAS 3800 - Three Italian Civilizations: Roman, Medieval, Renaissance


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of civilization in Italy divided between its three great moments: Roman antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Emphasis will fall on the leading values, ideas, and forms of life, along with the literary and artistic forms through which they found expression.
  
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    CLAS 3960 - Classical Mythology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the origins and meaning of Greek and Roman myths, their importance for understanding ancient culture, and their influence on later literature and art. On demand. 
  
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    CLAS 3970 - Greek and Roman Comedy in Translation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the origins, development, and changes in comedy as seen in the works of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence. On demand. 
  
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    CLAS 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CLAS 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    CLAS 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

Communication

  
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    COMM 1010 - Introduction to Mass Communication


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the field of mass communication. Explores the historical development and current structure of the mass media. Examines the process of creating mass communication messages and economic, legal and ethical issues facing media outlets. Lecture 3 hours. Every semester. 
  
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    COMM 1300 - Basic Computer Skills for Communication Majors


    (1) Credit Hours

    Introduction to basic computer technology for mass communication. Basic elements of word processing, electronic mail, web page building and maintenance, and use of the World-Wide-Web for mass communication. Laboratory 2 hours. Every semester. 
  
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    COMM 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group studies. Laboratory 1 to 3 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    COMM 2200 - Mass Media History


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration of the major developments in the history of mass media, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of how historical narratives and arguments are created. Lecture 3 hours. Every semester. 
  
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    COMM 2250 - Television and Pop Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    Television is often assumed to be an escapist enterprise that does not demand critical attention. This assumption occurs without full consideration of the medium’s aesthetic language and its broader socio-cultural roles and impacts. This course – rooted in the critical/cultural tradition – interrogates that assumption by closely analyzing TV aesthetics and its cultural roles and impacts.
  
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    COMM 2300 - Media Writing I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to factual writing style for the media and the presentation of information in multiple formats to diverse audiences. News and public relations writing, information gathering, and interviewing. Laboratory 4 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 with a minimum grade of C, keyboard proficiency of 30 wpm or department head approval. Communication fee will be assessed. 
  
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    COMM 2310 - Media Writing II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Researching, structuring, writing, and evaluating news stories for print, radio, television and the Web. Comparisons of news, public relations and converging media. Laboratory 4 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020 and COMM 2300 with minimum grades of C, keyboard proficiency of 36 wpm, or approval of the department head. Communication fee will be assessed. 
  
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    COMM 2710 - Introduction to Public Relations


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamentals of establishing and maintaining effective relations with organizational publics. Introduction to promotion methods and management of public relations function. Lecture 3 hours. Every semester. 
  
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    COMM 3200 - Mass Communication Perspectives


    (3) Credit Hours

    History and development of mass media and mass media issues in American society. Cultural, technological, economic and societal consequences of the media. Lecture 3 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: COMM 1010 or department head approval. Junior standing. 
 

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