Nov 18, 2019  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Accounting

  
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    ACC 5000r - Special Topics in Accounting


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in accounting.
  
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    ACC 5310 - Advanced Managerial Accounting and Control


    (3) Credit Hours

    A discussion of accounting data in managerial decisions. Decision models include those dealing with pricing, product combinations, and capital budgeting. Also issues such as transfer pricing and performance evaluations are covered. Background in managerial cost accounting required.
  
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    ACC 5320 - Income Taxation and Business Decisions


    (3) Credit Hours

    Practices and guidelines which underlie the determination and timing of the tax liabilities of businesses, with particular emphasis on the different types of business entities and on employee compensation and benefits. Credit not allowed for master of accountancy degree. Prerequisite: ACC 5720.
  
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    ACC 5360 - Accounting Information Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis, design and implementation of computer-based accounting information systems as used for planning, control and evaluation of business functional activities. Includes accounting information cycles. Background in accounting information systems or consent of instructor.
  
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    ACC 5380 - Current Topics in Accounting


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of current topics in financial accounting, managerial accounting, capital budgeting, and nonprofit accounting emphasizing the role of accounting reports as an information source to managers and financial markets.
  
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    ACC 5420 - Tax Research and Advanced Tax Topics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Tax planning for businesses, employees or owners with additional emphasis in researching tax law to aid in the planning process. Background in taxation of corporations and partnerships. Prerequisite: ACC 5320.
  
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    ACC 5470 - Financial Accounting Theory and Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides to the student the knowledge to understand the concepts used in the preparation of the statement of income, the statement of financial position, and the statement of cash flows and a survey of contemporary topics which might affect the use of financial statements. Background in accounting at the intermediate III level.
  
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    ACC 5520 - Advanced Auditing


    (3) Credit Hours

    The course involves an in-depth analysis of advanced topics with special attention given to the expanded body of professional standards. Application of theoretical concepts to complex and emerging problems in auditing. Background in auditing required.
  
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    ACC 5610 - Seminar in Business Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    This seminar explores selected topical issues in business law. Areas of coverage include the law of business organizations, securities regulation, international law, creditor/debtor relationships, liability of accountants, lender liability, as well as selected issues in contract and property law. Prerequisite: BUS 5730 or department head approval.
  
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    ACC 5720 - Foundations of Accounting


    (3) Credit Hours

    The objective of the course is to provide students with a thorough exposure to the basic issues of financial and managerial accounting. This course provides to the students the knowledge to understand the concepts used in the preparation of the statement of income, the statement of financial position, and the statement of cash flows and a survey of contemporary financial and managerial topics that might affect the use of financial information information. Every semester. Credit not allowed for EMBA 6020
  
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    ACC 5850 - Managerial Accounting


    (3) Credit Hours

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the MBA student to the latest theory and application of the accounting function to the decision-making and control function in a modern organization. The course will be structured around a framework based on opportunity cost analysis and modern organizational theory. Every semester. Prerequisite: ACC 5720 with a grade of C or better. Credit not allowed in EMBA 6100
  
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    ACC 5890 - Accounting Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The course covers the functions of accounting and requires the integration of subject matter studied in the other core courses in managerial and financial accounting, systems, auditing and taxation. The student must demonstrate his/her ability to recognize analyze and solve accounting policy problems. Fall and spring semesters. Must be taken in either last or next to the last semester prior to graduation. Students must have earned grades of C or better in all M.Acc. core courses taken at point of enrollment of the class.
  
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    ACC 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    ACC 5998r - Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.



Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 5010r - Special Topics in Anthropology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Graduate level course stressing research in a special area, such as industrial archaeology, linguistics, cultural variations, etc. Prerequisite: appropriate undergraduate courses or permission of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 5100 - Medical Anthropology; Medicine and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines cultural, social, psychological, and biological aspects of the definitions, causes, symptoms, and treatment of illness and disease. Students will examine health delivery systems in a comparative format to better understand the role of institutions in defining medicine and health.

Art

  
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    ART 5010r - Special Topics in Art


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topic in art.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 5000r - General Biology for Teachers


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    An in-depth review of general biology primarily for junior high school and high school teachers. Designed to give a depth of understanding and experience with the principles and underlying content of biology. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5010r - Current Issues in Biology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Recent developments in different areas of biology are discussed. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5080 - Limnology and Reservoir Ecology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Chemical, physical, and biological processes in lake and reservoir systems (nutrient budgets and cycling, hydrodynamics, phytoplankton/ zooplankton/benthic dynamics, and physical similarities and differences in lakes and reservoirs). Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: department head approval. Corequisite: ESC 5080L. May be registered as ESC 5080. Credit not allowed in both BIOL 5080 and ESC 5080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5200r - Advanced Topics in Physiology


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    A study of selected topics in physiology. Topics will be selected from such areas as cellular physiology, photobiology, physiology of vertebrates and invertebrates, and neurophysiology. May be repeated when the topics differ. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5220 - Molecular Genetics


    (4) Credit Hours

    An in-depth analysis of fundamental cellular flow of information from DNA to RNA to protein. Emphasis is on how these processes have been harnessed in the laboratory resulting in technologies such as DNA cloning and sequencing, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), genetic testing, gene therapy, genetic engineering and DNA forensics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: department head approval. Corequisite: BIOL 5200L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5300r - Advanced Topics in Population Interaction


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    A study of selected topics of population interactions. Topics will be selected from such areas as population group properties, population age distributions properties, population regulation, dispersal and dispersion patterns, and energy transfer in living systems. May be repeated when the topics differ.
  
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    BIOL 5320 - Toxicology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Acute and chronic effects of toxic substances and residues on organisms. Environmental exposures and controls. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5400r - Organismic Biology (Advanced Topics)


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    A study of advanced topics in organismic biology concerning a specific plant or animal group. Such groups might include procaryota, fungi, angiosperms, protozoa, helminths, arthropods, or selected classes of vertebrates. May be repeated when the topics differ. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5420 - Environmental Physiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Effects of air pollutants, water pollutants, and general environmental factors such as heat, light, sound, stress and activity upon the functions of the human respiratory, nervous, blood and excretory systems. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5500r - Advanced Topics in Microbiology


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    A study of selected topics in microbiology. Topics will be selected from such areas as structure and function of the procaryotic cell, food microbiology, industrial microbiology, soil microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, microbial metabolism, immunology, and virology. May be repeated when the topics differ. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5560 - Icththyology


    (4) Credit Hours

    The biology of fishes, with an emphasis on the functional morphology, systematics, evolution, diversity, distribution, and ecology of fishes. Laboratory includes identification of the diversity of regional fish faunas, as well as laboratory dissections and field trips. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: department head approval. Corequisite: BIOL 5560L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5600r - Advanced Topics in Genetics and Development


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    A study of selected topics in genetics and development. Areas of genetics from which topics might be selected include human, agricultural, developmental, microbial, molecular, population, and extrachromosomal inheritance. Areas of development from which topics will be selected include regeneration, cellular association, embryology of flowering plants, and control of basic processes of development. May be repeated when the topics differ. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    BIOL 5700r - Seminar


    (1) Credit Hours

    Presentation of programs of current biological interest by students, faculty, and visiting speakers. Each student will be required to present or take part in discussion of a topic each week. May be repeated. Maximum three hours credit towards degree.
  
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    BIOL 5800r - Special Problems


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    Individual special problems designed to offer the non-thesis student experience in research or to offer an opportunity for the thesis student to investigate problems not specifically associated with the thesis. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

General Business Administration

  
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    BUS 5000 - Special Topics in Business Administration


    1-3 Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in Business Administration. Standard letter grade.
    1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours Lecture Repeatable
  
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    BUS 5690 - Health Services Accounting and Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to build upon basic finance theories, concepts, and tools by applying them to the health services sector. This course provides an introduction to the accounting systems used by health services providers to report their economic performance and financial position to external users. It also provides an introduction to the systems designed to collect and analyze information for internal decision making and control purposes. Students will gain an understanding of basic financial theories related to capital acquisition analysis and capital and debt formation. Prerequisites: ACC 5720.
  
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    BUS 5730 - Legal Environment and Business Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is intended to trace the historical foundations of business ethics and deeply examine the moral, legal, and economic perspectives that guide decision-making in this area. This course uses a case-based approach to help students understand the legal rules, regulations and processes that affect business decision-making as well as ethical implications of managerial decisions.
  
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    BUS 5900r - Graduate Internship in Business


    (1) Credit Hours

    A supervised work experience designed to strengthen the student’s technical competencies in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing or entrepreneurship as well as gain experience in the application of concepts in these areas in the real world. May be repeated. Maximum of 2 semester hours applied to degree requirements. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    BUS 5997r - Individual Studies


    1-9 Credit Hours

    Designed to enable students to study selected topics in depth. Requires a written outline or work to be done, a statement describing the competencies to be developed and the method of assessment to be used in evaluation. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Individual studies contract must be submitted at the time of registration. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
     
  
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    BUS 5998r - Research


    1-9 Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Individual studies contract required at the time of registration. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
     
  
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    BUS 5999r - Thesis


    1-6 Credit Hours

    Master Thesis. Oral defense required. Maximum graded credit of six hours to be applied toward degree. Must register for course continuously until thesis is complete. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
     
  
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    EMBA 6000 - Special Topics


    1-3 Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in business. Open to EMBA majors only.
  
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    EMBA 6010 - Quantitative Methods for Business


    3 Credit Hours

    3 hours lecture. The course presents various quantitative techniques and concepts and their applications for managerial decision-making. Computer based quantitative methods and the application of the insights gained through such quantitative analyses for developing effective business decisions will be integrated into every aspect of the course. Topics addressed include descriptive statistics, organizing and summarizing data, graphical and tabular presentation of data using spread sheets, probability theory and sampling distributions integrated with analysis of data, inferential statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing for one and more than one populations, analysis of variance (ANOVA), regression and correlation analysis, and introduction to forecasting and quality control. Excel will be used as a primary tool for data analysis throughout the course. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MGT 5710.
  
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    EMBA 6020 - Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. The course provides students with a thorough exposure to the basic elements of financial accounting, including the knowledge to understand the concepts used in the preparation and use of the statement of income, the statement of financial position and the statement of cash flows. Emphasis is placed on the ability to understand, analyze and use financial information available to external users, including financial statements, footnote disclosures, annual reports and SEC filings. Students work in teams to analyze a public company using publicly available information. Contemporary financial topics that might affect the use of financial information are surveyed, including in depth discussion of current events in business and financial news. The course draws upon the collective business experiences of the participants during classroom discussions that demonstrate the application of key concepts. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in ACC 5720.
  
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    EMBA 6030 - Business Law and Ethics for Decision Makers


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. This course is intended to provide an overview of legal institutions, sources of law, and general legal principles in the United States; ethical considerations of business; and an introduction to social, political and economic influences reflected in government regulation of business activities. Students will complete a project involving the application of legal and ethical rules to their current business activity or to an area of future interest. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in BUS 5730.
  
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    EMBA 6040 - Economics for Decision Makers


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture. The goal of this course is to acquaint EMBA students with the primary concepts of economic analysis. The course will cover basic micro and macro economic concepts such as how markets work (supply and demand diagram analysis), gains from trade, market failures (externalities), effect of demand and supply elasticity on government policies, the Federal Reserve, aggregate demand and long/short–run aggregate supply, and the influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand and supply. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in ECON 5010.
  
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    EMBA 6050 - International Finance


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. This course is designed for EMBA students with limited formal prior exposure to the study of financial markets and financial management in a global setting. The course begins with the essential building blocks of financial analysis and evolves into a wide-ranging discussion on a variety of hot-button issues in global finance. This course seeks to inculcate an understanding of securities markets, the risk-return trade-off, valuation techniques, global project and risk management, and the financing of international trade. The course offers students an analytical feel for issues in finance with the objective of enabling students to take ideas from the classroom to their workplace. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in FIN 5760.
  
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    EMBA 6060 - Entrepreneurial Management and New Venture Creation


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. This course is designed to examine and analyze the entrepreneurial mindset and the new venture creation process. The entrepreneurial approach to idea generation, opportunity identification, new business idea screening, and management approach are investigated and contrasted with an administrative perspective. Students also focus on how new ventures are launched from initial idea through harvest, including the creation of a business plan, assembling the entrepreneurial team, and securing the resources required to start a business. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in ETR 5880 or MGT 5400
  
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    EMBA 6070 - Global Management


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage effectively in global/cross-cultural work environments by developing an awareness of the pervasive and hidden influence that culture has on organizational productivity. Cross-cultural managerial issues associated with globalization, value differences, expatriation, communication, leadership, motivation, negotiations, strategy, teams, and M&As, joint ventures, and strategic alliances will be examined. Opportunities will be given to students to apply global management skills to real world global management challenges via simulations, team projects, individual research, case analysis, and “survival-level” foreign language learning. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MGT 5380.
  
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    EMBA 6080 - International Trip Project


    1 Credit Hours

    One Credit.  The international trip includes visits to 2 foreign countries with an emphasis on experiencing and better understanding how businesses operate in those countries. The academic assignment includes either an individual or group project surrounding a specific theme. Open to EMBA majors only.
  
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    EMBA 6090 - Strategic Marketing Management


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. The course focuses on the strategic marketing planning process within organizations and how managers create, communicate, and deliver value to customers to benefit both the organization and its stakeholders. The course addresses the decision-making tools needed to produce and implement marketing strategies for maximizing marketing and financial performance in today’s highly competitive, service-oriented, global economy. Topics include industry, competitive, and customer analysis, development of product/service, pricing, promotional, and distribution strategies, and examination of the customer satisfaction/retention/profitability relationship. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MKT 5650.
  
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    EMBA 6100 - Management Accounting for Decision Makers


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. The purpose of this course is to introduce the EMBA student to various managerial accounting topics such as the costing of products/services, cost-volume-profit analysis, the use of accounting information and opportunity costs in decision making and control, and the role of managerial accounting information within the framework of current management techniques. The course will be structured around a framework based on opportunity cost analysis and modern organizational theory. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed toward the degree in both EMBA 6100 and ACC 5380.
  
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    EMBA 6110 - Becoming a Leader


    3 Credit Hours

    Three credit hours.  This course is designed to provide an in-depth coverage of the theories, skills and cutting-edge ideas related to effective leadership practice in business and not-for-profit organizations. Topics that will be examined include psychological drivers of leadership, leading with vision, forming strategy, leading culture change, the role of communication in leadership, leading teams, leading with integrity, the intangible dimensions of leadership, and innovation. An in-depth analysis of each student’s leadership strengths and weaknesses, and the development of an individualized leadership development program are the primary outcomes of this course. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MGT 5260.
  
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    EMBA 6120 - Global Strategic Management


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. This course is designed to investigate strategy and its integrative role in business in a global setting. Concepts, models, and skills for developing and implementing strategies will be covered with a focus on how to create and sustain competitive advantage in a dynamic and global environment. The course draws upon the collective business experiences of participants during classroom discussions that demonstrate the application of key concepts. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge from this course as well as previous courses in a head to head competition running a company in a global environment. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MGT 5870.
  
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    EMBA 6130 - Management of Information Technology


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. It is difficult to manage a modern organization without knowledge of information technology (IT). Often, IT is an underlying layer behind any organizational change. The course will discuss the impact of IT in the organizational performance. Also, the course will cover the latest information and communication technologies and how they are used to improve personal productivity of today’s business leaders. The course provides a balance between managerial and technical aspects of information technology. Through managerial aspects, students will learn how IT can be used for competitive advantage and several implementation issues of “big ticket” applications. Through technical aspects, students will learn how to use several MS Access and MS Excel tools to process, query, and mine data, information, and knowledge. Open to EMBA majors only. Credit not allowed in MGT 5810.
  
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    EMBA 6997r - Individual Studies


    1-3 Credit Hours

    Designed to enable students to study selected topics in depth. Requires a written outline of work to be done, a statement describing the competencies to be developed and the method of assessment to be used in evaluation. Prerequisite: approval of adviser, faculty member and department head. Open to EMBA majors only.
  
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    EMBA 6998r - Research


    1-3 Credit Hours

    Designed to enable students to perform independent research. Prerequisite: approval of adviser, faculty member and department head. Open to EMBA majors only.

Communication

  
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    COMM 5100 - Public Communication and Environmental Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    Graduate seminar concerning environmental policy, information, and education, environmental reporting, and environmental public relations. Also discusses risk communication and the multiracial environmental justice movement. On demand. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing. Completion of undergraduate natural science/lab requirements, or department head approval.

Computer Science

  
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    CPSC 5000 - Fundamentals of Computer Science


    (3) Credit Hours

    A foundation course presenting the material covered in Fundamentals of Computer Science I (1100) and Data Structures and Program Design (11110) at an accelerated rate. Background in calculus required. Graded S/NC.  Credit not applied to M.S. Computer Science degree. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5010 - Structuring Programs and Data


    (3) Credit Hours

    A foundation course presenting the material covered in Data Structures (3200) and Software Design and Development (2100) at an accelerated rate. Graded S/NC. Background in discrete structures required. Prerequisites: CPSC 5000  or equivalent. Credit not applied to M.S. Computer Science degree. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5020 - Computing Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    A foundation course presenting the material covered in Digital Logic and Introduction to Computer Hardware (3700) and Introduction to Operating Systems (2800) at an accelerated rate. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: CPSC 5000 or equivalent. Credit not applied to M.S. Computer Science degree. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5030 - Systems Programming


    (3) Credit Hours

    A foundation course presenting the material covered in Computer System Organization and Assembly Language Programming (3710) and Systems Programming (3850) at an accelerated rate. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: CPSC 5020 or equivalent. Credit not applied to M.S. Computer Science degree. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5100 - Theory of Computer Programming Languages


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and design of computer language systems including the formal theory of syntax, semantics of algorithmic languages, language classification, and a survey of procedure and problem oriented computer programming languages. Prerequisites: CPSC 5030 or equivalent and knowledge of two high level languages. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5110 - Mobile Computing



    Theory, research, and application of major areas of mobile computing, particularly as related to mobile devices with an emphasis on application development. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
    3.000 Credit hours Lecture

  
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    CPSC 5120 - Software Project Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis and design of projects including implementation, justification, personnel and resources allocation, management using project scheduling. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5130 - Cloud Computing


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Advanced web technologies, distributed computing models and technologies, Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), virtualization, parallelization, security/privacy, and current challenges. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5140 - Design of Distributed Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    The design of information systems which provide services using client/server computing over a network. Topics covered include design methodologies, implementation languages and tools, performance evaluation, and security. The network and implementation tools may vary to meet current development trends. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5150 - Design of Web Interfaces


    (3) Credit Hours

    The principles of human interaction with computers, with application to the design of Web interfaces. Basic user interface principles, client-side scripting, server-side scripting, Java and Java toolkits. Background in wide-area network required. Prerequisite: CPSC 5140. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5160 - Structured Data Exchange


    (3) Credit Hours

    Survey of XML and the applications of XML. Coverage includes the XML document structure, Document Type Definitions, Extensible Stylesheet Language, how DTDs and XML schemas can be used to frame data and connect XML documents and the information they access, and data connection objects. The languages and implementation tools may vary to meet current development trends. Background in wide-area networks required. Prerequisites: 5140 and CPSC 5150 or permission of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5170 - User Interface Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    User interface design requirements; special user requirements; device types; dialog types and interaction types; empirical evaluation of user interfaces; the use of predictive modeling; interface design and implementation tools; examples. Background in computer graphics applications, algorithms and software engineering required. Prerequisites: CPSC 5120. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5200 - Automata, Complexity, and Computability


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the classical and contemporary theory of computation including automata, formal languages, Turing machines, recursive functions, computability and uncomputability, complexity and the classes of P and NP. Prerequisite: department head approval.
     
  
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    CPSC 5210 - Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms


    (3) Credit Hours

    Algorithm design techniques including divide and conquer, greedy method, dynamic programming, search and traversal, backtracking, branch and bound, graph algorithms. Introduction to the theory of NP-completeness and to methods of coping with NP-complete problems. Introduction to parallel algorithms. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5220 - Advanced Database Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth investigation of both relational and distributed database management systems including approaches to distributed query processing, concurrence control, and database reliability. Background in database management and discrete structures required.  Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5230 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Discussions on advanced database systems, data warehousing, online analytical processing, data mining, decision support systems, artificial intelligence and other Business Intelligence topics. Prerequisite: CPSC5000 or approval of department head. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5240 - Principles of Data Analytics


    3 Credit Hours

    The science of analyzing the data, generating insights, and making predictions. Provides an overview of advanced machine learning, data mining and statistical techniques. Prerequisite: CPSC 5000 or approval of department head. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
    3.000 Credit hours Lecture
  
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    CPSC 5400 - Topics in Simulation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of simulation languages and simulation techniques for solving many types of research problems from management, engineering, and science; simulation of large systems, design of simulation experiments for optimization; applications using simulation languages. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    CPSC 5410 - Model Analysis and Simulation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced topics in simulation methodology, including design of simulation experiments, variance reduction techniques, estimation procedures, validation and analysis of simulation results; queuing systems; simulation implementation with GASP; continuous system modeling with CSMP. Background in topics in simulation and applied statistics or probability and statistics for engineering required.  Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5420 - Programming with SAS


    (3) Credit Hours

    Report generation, data management and data analysis using SAS and other data management utilities. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5440 - Introduction to Machine Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Artificial Intelligence-based algorithms and applications related to both supervised and unsupervised learning as implemented in software systems. Algorithms include neural networks, Bayesian networks, decision trees, and Genetic Algorithms. Applications include forecasting, planning, classification and other current topics. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5450 - Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence


    (3) Credit Hours

    A selection from topics of current research interest in the area of artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems. Topics covered may vary, but are drawn from such areas as natural language translation, knowledge representation, search and control strategies, intelligent tutoring systems, expert systems and diagnostic systems, and the construction of knowledge-based tools. Background in discrete structures required. Prerequisites: CPSC 5440 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5460 - Pattern Recognition


    3 Credit Hours

    Pattern recognition and application to real-world problems in areas such as biomedical informatics, intelligent control, and military applications; example topics decision level clasifers, feature selection. Prerequisite: CPSC 5000 or approval of department head. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
    3.000 Credit hours  Lecture
  
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    CPSC 5500 - Computer Graphics Applications and Algorithms


    (3) Credit Hours

    Computer graphics systems, system software, data structures for graphics devices and display processors, representational algorithms and packaged graphics software. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010 or deparment head approval. Supplemental course fees assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5510 - Advanced Computer Graphics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced topics in computer graphics including interactive graphic displays, digitizing and database management for graphics devices and display processors. Background in multivariable calculus and computer graphics applications and algorithms required. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5550 - Client-Server Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    The design of digital computer networks. Topics covered include the theory, design, engineering, installation, and performance analysis of networks to connect digital computers. The course will prepare students to plan, implement, and evaluate a network. Also includes peer-to-peer networks, the client-server model, network operating systems, and an introduction to wide-area networks. The network and implementation tools may vary to meet current development trends. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5560 - Computer Data Communications


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of data communication networks including characteristics of common carrier facilities, encoding and line conditioning techniques for transmission and error control and line and computer interfaces, security and remote processing. Background in applied statistic or probablity and statistics for engineering, or communication systems.  Prerequisites: CPSC 5700. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5570 - Internetworking


    (3) Credit Hours

    Coverage includes high speed Ethernets; switching at layers 2, 3, and 4; routing and routing protocols; access and congestion control; routing and security; the next generation Internet; emerging multicast protocols; performance evaluation and networking tools. The course will prepare students to design, plan, implement, and evaluate interconnections between networks. The networks and implementation tools may vary to meet current development trends. Background in computer networks required. Prerequisites: CPSC 5550 and CPSC 5560 or permission of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5600 - Advanced Biometrics and Cryptography


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course covers the basic concepts and algorithms or biometrics, current major biometric technologies, and then analyzes specific case studies from technical, privacy, and social impact viewpoints. The course also offers a critical study of the cryptographic algorithms and protocols used in many security applications including authentication, authorization, access control and digital commerce. Prerequisite: department head approval.
     
  
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    CPSC 5610 - Advanced Information Security Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of management in information security, including planning, policy and protection. Areas covered include advanced topics in planning for security, information security policy, developing security programs, access control, cryptography, risk management, information security administration and incident handling and response. Both commercial practices and federal government policies for classified information will be explored.
  
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    CPSC 5620 - Computer Network Security


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of key security issues and procedures in computer and mobile communication networks. Among the issues to be discussed are: the security of LANs, WANs, databases, and network operating systems; threats to computer networks through exploitation of network infrastructure design weaknesses; security flaws in the network infrastructure protocols; security of content in computer network services; risk assessment and security policies; and security in mobile communication networks. Procedures will include: network intrusion detection and forensics technologies, cryptographic and authentication systems, capability and access control mechanisms, and new developments in Internet routing and transport protocols, secure mail, directory, and multimedia multicast services. Current trends and research in security policies and technologies will also be discussed. Background in computer networks required. Prerequisite: CPSC  5550 or permission of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5640 - Internet Security Protocols


    (3) Credit Hours

    Internet security vulnerabilities, firewalls and their limitations, cryptographic technology and services, IPSEC and key management for network layer security, TLS, SSH and transport layer security, secure e-mail, secure infrastructure protocols, Kerberos authentication, secure RPC, remote authentication, authorization and tunneling protocols, virtual private networks, secure remote access, multicast security. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    CPSC 5660 - System Vulnerability Analysis and Auditing


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course covers the assessment of systems to discover resources that are susceptible to damage if intrusions and unauthorized access occurs, the systematic examination of system resources to determine the adequacy of security measures in place, the identification security deficiencies in the system, the gathering of data from which to predict the effectiveness of the proposed security measures, and the confirmation of the adequacy of such measures after implementation. In addition, the estimation of the vulnerability of system resources to potential disaster hazards of unknown origin will also be covered. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    CPSC 5670 - Database Security and Auditing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Database security is one of essential components of the design of today’s information systems. This course will provide an overview of database security concepts and techniques and discuss and discuss various access control mechanisms in the context of Internet information management. The topics will cover database application security models, database and data auditing, XML access control, trust management and privacy protection. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    CPSC 5680 - Computer Forensics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Procedures for identification, preservation, and extraction of electronic evidence. Auditing and investigation of network and host system intrusions, analysis and documentation of information gathered, and preparation of expert testimonial evidence will also be covered. Also, forensic tools and resources for system administrators and information system security officers will be explored. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5700 - Advanced Computer Architecture


    (3) Credit Hours

    An advanced course in computer architecture. Topics may include classical uniprocessor architecture, parallel processing architectures, computer arithmetic, instruction sets, control unit design, instruction and arithmetic pipelines, CISC, RISC, superscalar and superpipelined architectures, memory hierarchies, cache and virtual memory mechanisms, and I/O operations. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5710 - Microcomputer Systems Architecture


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of representative microprocessor-based computer systems including basic concepts, software, architecture, programming, memory, interfacing, and system design. Prerequisite: CPSC 5700 or equivalent. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5720 - Real-Time Embedded Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Microcontroller systems architecture, I/O programming concepts, advanced real-time signal interfacing techniques, real-time realization of digital signal processing and filtering techniques. Projects included. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5800 - Advanced Topics in Systems Software


    (3) Credit Hours

    Current topics drawn from the areas of modern operating systems, parallel software, and distributed computing systems. Topics covered may include the theory, design, programming, security, and performance analysis of particular computer systems software. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5820 - Legacy Computing Systems


    3 Credit Hours

    A study of mainframe computer systems, mainframe operating systems, and mainframe application program design and development. Prerequisite: CPSC 5010. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
    3.000 Credit hours Lecture
  
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    CPSC 5850 - Compiler System Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of compilers and their relationships with their host computer systems, including the design of compilers themselves, the format of object programs, the nature of run time or object support systems, and the specific phases and techniques for implementation of compilers including scanning, lexical analysis, parsing, storage assignment, code generation, and error handling. Background in discrete structures required. Prerequisites: CPSC 5020 and 5030 or equivalents. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5900 - Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    A detailed study and formal report of a computer science topic, normally performed during the last term of work toward the degree. Prerequisite: approval of Computer Science Graduate Coordinator. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5910r - Special Topics


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Selected advanced problems of current interest. Ordinarily topics will cover those not available in other graduate courses. May be repeated. Maximum of six hours applied to degree. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5920r - Graduate Internship in Computer Science


    (1) Credit Hours

    Supervised professional experience in industry at the graduate level. This course provides the structure and focus for a graduate intern field assignment, ensuring that the internship experience is appropriate and consistent with the student’s course of study and professional development. May be repeated. Maximum of three hours applied to degree. Prerequisites: sponsorship by a member of the Computer Science graduate faculty and approval of the Computer Science Graduate Coordinator. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5950r - Design Project


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    A detailed study, design, implementation and report of a real world scenario that will integrate material from the courses required in the certificate programs. May be repeated for credit with approval of the Computer Science Graduate Coordinator. Prerequisite: approval of Computer Science Graduate Coordinator. Supplementary course fee assessed.
 

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