May 18, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

Human Resource Development

  
  • HRD 401 - Change Process and Organizational Analysis

    (4)
    Study of structure of HRD services in organizations and the processes of effecting individual and group change. Influence of assigned roles of administrators and workers on attitude and behavior. Theory and research of institutional growth and change.
    Prerequisite(s): HRD 306.
  
  • HRD 402 - Program Evaluation

    (4)
    Provides knowledge and skills to design and conduct program evaluations. Develops skills in basic data collection, data analysis, and reporting of results.
  
  • HRD 423 - Instructional Methods

    (4)
    Provides knowledge and skills in the development of instructional materials for adults. Explores the application of theories of message design, communication, and learning to the development of instruction.
    Prerequisite(s): HRD 310.
  
  • HRD 440 - Strategic Planning

    (4)
    Development of long-range plans to accomplish the training and development mission. Simulation, group problem solving and preferred future planning used to acquire strategic planning skills.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing.
  
  • HRD 467 - Workshop

    (2 or 4)
    Opportunity for industry/agency personnel and students to focus on various programs and practices. Offered as needed to meet needs of agency or industry employers and training directors. May be taken more than once for 8 credits total.
    Prerequisite(s): course work or experience in the workshop topic.
  
  • HRD 469 - Seminar in HRD

    (4)
    Scope is predefined and based on a broad topic in the HRD field. Students select research areas and contribute their findings to the class. Visiting consultants and the instructor provide direction and content. May be taken more than once for a total of eight credits.
    Prerequisite(s): course work or experience in the seminar topic.
  
  • HRD 472 - Technology-Based Instruction

    (4)
    Examines concepts, strategies and applications of multimedia and web-based instruction. Explores the design and development of computer-based instruction, popular authoring tools, roles of instructors and learners, and characteristics of effective instructional materials.
    Prerequisite(s): HRD 310, HRD 423.
  
  • HRD 499 - Internship in HRD

    (8)
    A culminating experience where students apply learning in a supervised HRD setting. Students must submit applications to the internship coordinator by designated dates on the internship application approximately three months prior to the semester in which the internship will be served. May be repeated only with department permission. Replaces HRD 490. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): full admission to major standing; completion of 100 credits (minimum); an overall GPA of 2.50 or better; completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each (core) HRD 303, HRD 306, HRD 309, HRD 310, HRD 324, HRD 363, HRD 367, and HRD 372, (focus area) HRD 320, HRD 364, HRD 401 and HRD 423; permission of internship coordinator by application to department.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

  
  • ISE 150 - How Things Work

    (4)
    For non-science majors, a practical introduction to engineering and science in everyday life. This course considers objects from our daily environment and focuses on their principles of operation, histories and relationships to one another. ISE 150 emphasizes concepts from mechanical and thermal objects. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area.
    Prerequisite(s): completion of the general education requirement in the writing foundation area.
  
  • ISE 310 - Engineering A Great Life

    (4)
    The principles of Systems Engineering will be taught and applied to the various aspects of a person’s life. The principles revolve around a purpose-driven life cycle for achieving measurable goals including needs assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, fielding, maintenance, and recycling. The areas of life examined include maintenance of the self, relationships with others, business success and worldwide issues. Students will be expected to demonstrate measurable change in their own life using the principles of the course. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area and for the capstone experience. Prerequisites for knowledge application: completion of the general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation; social science and natural science and technology knowledge exploration areas.
  
  • ISE 318 - Engineering Statistics and Economic Analysis

    (4)
    Simple linear and multiple linear regression analysis, design of experiments - single factor, full factorial, fractional factorial design. Taguchi’s method, control charts, and time series analysis. Engineering cost models, equivalence analysis, estimation of net present value, rate of return, depreciation and taxes, incremental analysis, and uncertainty in cash flow. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 260 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 330 - Engineering Operations Research

    (3)
    Introduction to operations research models used in decision making and system performance evaluation. Topics include linear programming including simplex method and duality theory, integer linear programming, the assignment and transportation problems, network flows and dynamic programming. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 341 - Work Methods and Ergonomics

    (4)
    Design, analysis, and measurement of work: work/time studies, pre-determined time studies, and line/work balancing techniques for both repetitive and non-repetitive work. Anthropometry and techniques for consideration of anthropometric data in the design and analysis of work. Offered fall. With laboratory.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 422 - Robotic Systems

    (4)
    Overview of industrial robotic manipulators, their components and typical applications. Kinematics of robots and solution of kinematic equations. Trajectory planning and the Jacobian matrix. Robot programming languages and task planning. Laboratory experience in the development and implementation of a kinematic robot controller using a reconfigurable industrial manipulator. Demonstrations and applications using industrial robots. With laboratory. Credit cannot be received for both ISE 422 and ME 478. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 430 - Engineering Operations Research - Stochastic Models

    (4)
    Review of linear programming, duality theory, integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Topics include stochastic dynamic programming, ergodic and absorbing Markov chains with applications, and queuing models with applications based on birth-death process. Introduction to stochastic inventory models and Markov decision processes with applications. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 330 and major standing
  
  • ISE 441 - Human Factors

    (4)
    Human body’s physical capabilities impacting work design and productivity; its functional capabilities: joint stresses; fatigue analysis. Biomechanical principles applied to design and analysis of work: posture analysis, lifting aids; risk assessment. Work related infractions: repetitive injury; non-repetitive injury. Human body’s sensory and cognitive limitations in the work environment. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 341 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 450 - Introduction to Energy Management

    (4)
    Study of basic concepts involving energy usage in residential, commercial and industrial enclosures, heat transfer and infiltration, electric and natural gas utilization, performing an energy assessment on an occupant envelope, optimizing energy usage through increased efficiency and alternative energy technology, cost-benefit analysis. The course focuses on the process of using energy assessments to manage energy efficiently. With project.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 154.
  
  • ISE 464 - Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Analysis

    (4)
    Role of a geometric modeler in design and manufacturing. Representation of wire-frame, surface, solid models and feature-based models. Different standards for representation of geometric data. Analysis of a design for DF(x) principles that include manufacturing, assembly, disassembly and environment. With laboratory.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 469 - Computer Simulation of Discrete Event Systems

    (4)
    Simulation as modeling tool for discrete-event systems, general principles of simulation, statistical models, input modeling, random variable generation, model building using a commercial simulation language, model verification and validation, determination of run length, output analysis variance reduction techniques. Design and optimization of production service systems. With laboratory. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 318 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 480 - E-Commerce and ERP

    (4)
    This course focuses on the evolving technologies on the world wide web that support new models of business including 1) electronic commerce with concerns of fault tolerance, security, and 24x7 availability and 2) ERP with concerns of financial, human resource and manufacturing systems integrating into inter-company supply chain systems. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 482 - Engineering Processes & Decisions Using ERP

    (4)
    Examines the three major steps in the deployment of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system: criteria for the selection of a system; configuration of the selected system to match a company’s business processes; and the execution of business processes as well as making decisions supported by the ERP system. The course is case-based and will give the student access to an instance of an ERP system.
  
  • ISE 483 - Production Systems and Workflow Analysis

    (4)
    Design issues to control the flow of material in manufacturing systems from forecast to finished product. Topics include aggregate planning and disaggregation, inventory control, MRP, JIT systems, scheduling, project planning and resource balancing, application of lean principles, theory of constraints and supply chain, facilities planning and layout. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 330 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 484 - Flexible and Lean Manufacturing Systems

    (4)
    Technologies and concepts that make manufacturing systems flexible: CAM, Group Technology (GT), Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining centers, robotics, automated warehousing (AS/RS), vision systems, material transport, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Introduction to lean manufacturing. With laboratory. Credit cannot be received for both ISE 484 and ME 473. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 485 - Statistical Quality Analysis

    (4)
    Fundamentals of statistical quality control, control charts for variable and attribute data, custom charts, DNOM charts, estimation of process capability, statistical tolerancing and sampling plans. Fundamentals of design of experiments and application to product/process design. Taguchi’s approach to robust design and related topics. Formerly SYS 485. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 318 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 487 - Foundations of Systems Engineering I

    (4)
    Techniques for generation, analysis and verification of traceable product requirements. System performance and structural modeling using object, behavioral and other models. Techniques for analysis of system for serviceability, reliability, maintainability and testability. System alternative trade-off study techniques. System life cycle and other tools for implementation of systems engineering techniques. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 488 - Foundations of Systems Engineering II

    (4)
    Mathematical underpinnings and theory of “Systemic Requirements” including reli-ability, use-ability, diagnose-ability, repair-ability, service-ability, maintain-ability, and recycle-ability.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 487 and major standing.
  
  • ISE 490 - Senior Project

    (2 to 4)
    Independent work on advanced laboratory projects. Topic must be approved prior to registration. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 491 - Senior Design

    (4)
    Capstone design project selected from manufacturing systems, automotive or industrial systems, instrumentation and measurement, and control systems. Develops system approach to design; preparation of specifications, scheduling, modeling, simulation, and technological, financial environmental aspects. Teamwork is emphasized. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ISE 318, 330, 341 and major standing.
    Corequisite(s): ISE 483 or 487.
  
  • ISE 494 - Independent Study

    (2 to 4)
    Advanced individual study in a special area. Topic must be approved prior to registration. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ISE 495 - Special Topics

    (2 to 4)
    Advanced study of special topics in engineering. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): Major standing.

Information Technology

  
  • CIT 120 - Introduction to Computing and Programming using Excel

    (4)
    An introduction to computers and programming. It introduces algorithms for applications that contain integrated development environments (IDE), such as Microsoft Excel’s IDE for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Algorithmic topics include repetitive and decision structures, functions, subroutines, and ActiveX controls. Programming topics include application automation and presenting information programmatically. Laboratory. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area. (Cross-listed with CSE 120.)
  
  • CIT 122 - Computer Animation

    (4)
    Computer animation is an increasingly critical component of human-computer-interaction, computer games, movie industry, and scientific and engineering visualization. This course covers the fundamental concepts underlying animation, discusses the characteristics and constraints of the different techniques and how they fit together, and teaches students the skills to create animations and computer games. This course is lab-intensive. Offered fall, winter. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
  • CIT 130 - Introduction to Computer Programming

    (4)
    Introduction to digital computers and algorithmic programming. Topics include: data storage and manipulation control structures, functions and sub-programming. Introduction to object-oriented programming. Students cannot receive credit for both EGR 141 and this course. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area. Equivalent with CSE 130.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062 or equivalent.
  
  • CIT 131 - Computer Programming

    (4)
    Algorithmic programming using a high level, event-driven, language such as VB.NET. Topics include data storage and manipulation, graphical user interfaces, control structures, functions and sub procedures. Students cannot receive credit for either EGR 141 or CIT/CSE 130. Offered fall, winter. Intended for Information Technology majors and minors.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062.
  
  • CIT 202 - Ethics and Social Impacts of Computing

    (2)
    Ethical issues in computing and its social impacts are introduced. Topics include software piracy, hacking, privacy, professional conduct, and the impact of information technology on society.
  
  • CIT 230 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

    (4)
    Introduction to object-oriented computer programming using a high-level programming language such as Java. Classes, member functions, inheritance, polymorphism and operator overloading. Design methodologies and introduction to software engineering principles and practices. Basic data structures, algorithms and event driven programming concepts are introduced.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 130 or CIT 131 or CSE 130 or CSE 142 or equivalent.
  
  • CIT 247 - Introduction to Computer Networks

    (4)
    An introduction to fundamental concepts for design and analyses of computer networks. Topics covered include the physical layer, network protocols, Local Area Networks, Internet, wireless and mobile networks, network security, and socket programming. (Cross-listed with CSE 247).
    Prerequisite(s): high level programming course or CIT 230 or CSE 230.
  
  • CIT 248 - Computer Systems

    (4)
    Introduction to computer systems. Topics cover computer system components,including hardware components, storage devices, memory, graphics accelerators, device and communications interfaces, and CISC and RISC processors, operating systems, and system administration activities. Issues in cost, performance, security, and compatibility are also considered.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 230 or CSE 230 or equivalent.
  
  • CIT 250 - Introduction to Operating Systems for System Administrators

    (4)
    Introduces fundamental concepts of system administration for Unix and Windows operating systems. Concepts of operating system such as file system, memory management, processes and service management are discussed in view of System Administration. Script programming is introduced to automate system administration tasks.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 248.
  
  • CIT 252 - Interactive Web Systems

    (4)
    This course introduces the fundamentals of interactive multimedia in context of web technologies. Topics covered include use of modern web development tools, Markup Languages, server-side processing, and client-side processing using languages such as JavaScript. Students will use these tools to create interactive and dynamic web sites. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 230 or CSE 230.
  
  • CIT 280 - Sophomore Project

    (2)
    A team-oriented project work consisting of a small project to build skills in needs assessment, group problem solving, and written and oral technical presentations.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 230 or CSE 230.
  
  • CIT 337 - Software Engineering and Practice

    (4)
    Introduction to software engineering and practice. Topics include software process models, project management, requirements analysis, software quality assurance, and testing.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in IT/CS.
  
  • CIT 345 - Database Design and Implementation

    (4)
    Introduction to the design and implementation of database systems. Include designing a practical database for an application using normal forms, understanding relational database schemas, planning and implementing a database using software such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, advanced database topics in redundancy, replication, load balancing, compatibility, ODBC and JDBC, and database systems administration. (Cross-listed with CSE 345.)
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in IT.
  
  • CIT 348 - System Administration

    (4)
    This course teaches the skills necessary to analyze, deploy, manage and troubleshoot enterprise computing infrastructures. Topics include user authentication management, system configuration and management, periodic tasks automation, network file systems and data backup techniques, server deployments, and system performance analysis techniques. The course has a significant lab component.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 247 or CSE 247 and major standing in CS/IT.
  
  • CIT 349 - Advanced System Administration

    (4)
    Advanced concepts in enterprise computing infrastructure analysis, deployment, management and troubleshooting. Topics include enterprise computing resource requirements analysis and design, single sign-on management, application and server deployment, virtualization, security configurations, and performance analysis.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 348 and major standing in CS/IT.
  
  • CIT 350 - Human Computer Interaction

    (4)
    Surveys various components, techniques of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Topics include the basic perceptual, cognitive and performance capabilities of people and external factors that affect these capabilities, tools, techniques for understanding, predicting, evaluating the interactions of people with technology. Systematic processes for designing, evaluating and revising interactive systems are studied.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in IT/CS.
  
  • CIT 352 - Systems Analysis

    (4)
    Introduction to pervasive themes in information technology. Topics include history of information systems, information management, complexity management, methodologies for information centric requirements analysis, work flow analysis, and tools for system analysis.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in IT.
  
  • CIT 402 - Professional Practice

    (2)
    Seminars on software piracy, hacking, privacy, professional conduct, and the impact of information technology on society
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CIT 448 - Information Security Practice

    (4)
    Survey of concepts and methods of security policies, models and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, availability, and authentication. Topics covered include security policies; access control; introduction to cryptography; control and prevention of viruses and other rogue progams; common system vulnerabilities and countermeasures; and legal and social issues.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 247 or CSE 247 and major standing in CS/IT.
  
  • CIT 450 - CIT Project Management

    (4)
    This course presents the theory and practice of IT project management. Topics include financial modeling, cost and effort estimation, project risk management, and project evaluation and selection as well as topics in IT project sponsorship, stewardship and leadership. IT entrepreneurship and marketing are emphasized throughout the course.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 352 and major standing in IT.
  
  • CIT 451 - Introduction to Operating Systems for Administrators

    (4)
    Introduces topics in Operation System such as file system, memory management, processes and service management required for System Administration. The concepts are covered then mapped to differentiate Windows and Unix based system administration. Bash and Windows PowerShell programming is then discussed to automate various tasks in both Windows and Unix environment.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 348.
  
  • CIT 480 - Senior Capstone Project

    (4)
    A team-oriented senior project to synthesize the knowledge and skills gained in the CS/IT curricula. Written and oral reports are required in addition to a working demo. (Cross-listed with CSE 480.) Satisfies the university general education requirements for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirements for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): CIT 337, CIT 345, and (CIT 350 or CIT 352), senior standing in IT.
  
  • CIT 495 - Special Topics

    (2 or 4)
    Advanced study of special topics. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CIT 496 - Internship

    (4)
    The student works on a specific project at a corporate site with the prior approval by the program director. Oral and written presentations about the project are required.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CIT 497 - Industrial Project

    (4)
    The student works on a specific project at a corporate site with the prior approval by the program director. Oral and written presentations about the project are required.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CIT 498 - Undergraduate Research

    (4)
    The student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prior permission required. Oral and written presentations about the research are required.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.

Instructional Systems Technology

  
  • IST 395 - Computers and Teaching

    (4)
    Basic microcomputer literacy course. Focuses on educational applications. Prepares students to use microcomputers and related technologies for career and personal goals.
  
  • IST 396 - Educational Uses of Microcomputers and Related Technologies

    (3 or 4)
    Basic microcomputer literacy course. Focuses on educational applications. Prepares students to use microcomputers and related technologies for career and personal goals.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to major, FE 310, FE 315.
  
  • IST 397 - Integrating Technology in Secondary Curricula

    (4)
    A general personal computer course designed for secondary education students. Students will become proficient users of the World Wide Web and software application tools designed to integrate technology into secondary curricula.
  
  • IST 399 - Secondary Education - Uses of Microcomputers and Related Technologies

    (4)
    A general microcomputer literacy course designed with focus on educational applications to enable secondary education students to utilize microcomputers and related technologies for career and personal goals. This course is a requirement of secondary education majors for the computer science minor.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in Computer Science.
  
  • IST 464 - Consultation: Technology Applications in Education

    (4)
    Approaches consultation from an organizational development and change perspective. Students will develop a basic understanding of the consulting process and technology applications.
    Prerequisite(s): IST 396, IST 397, IST 399 and permission of instructor.
  
  • IST 490 - Independent Study: Instructional Systems Technology

    (2 or 4)
    Topics differ depending on student interests. Students pursue a topic independently but with instructor guidance. A written proposal is prepared and must be approved by faculty sponsor.
    Prerequisite(s): IST 396 or IST 397 or IST 399 and permission of instructor.
  
  • IST 499 - Final Project in Instructional Systems Technology

    (4)
    Students, independently or in groups, formulate a project in an area of personal interest with practical application in the secondary classroom. Project proposals require instructor approval. Assistance is available upon request. Completed project must be presented at least two weeks before the end of classes in the semester of graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): IST 399.

Interdisciplinary Performing Arts

  
  • MTD 250 - The Arts In Society

    (4)
    An introduction to issues and concepts through an exploration of the artistic endeavors in specific cultures and historical time periods. A comprehensive approach to the arts will be involved in the study of relationships among the arts forms, with special emphasis on music, dance and drama.
  
  • MTD 301 - Performing Arts Experiences for Children

    (3)
    Introduction to the performing arts designed to provide prospective teachers with a basis and background for integrating musical, theatrical, and dance experiences into classroom curricula.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to elementary education major and EED 354, EED 420, FE 406, and IST 396.

International Studies

  
  • IS 200 - Global Human Systems

    (4)
    Introductory survey of world-wide distribution, variation, and interconnections of economic, cultural, and political systems and their underlying geographic elements. Basic concepts in human geography and other social sciences, as relevant, are introduced as are techniques and tools used in carrying out and expressing geographic analysis. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area. Identical with AN 200 and GEO 200.
  
  • IS 210 - Introduction to China

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of China and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 220 - Introduction to Japan

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of Japan and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 230 - Introduction to Africa

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of Africa and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 240 - Introduction to India

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of India and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 250 - Introduction to Latin America

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of Latin America and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 260 - Introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe

    (4)
    An interdisciplinary study of the peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 270 - Introduction to the Middle East

    (4)
    Interdisciplinary study of the peoples of the Middle East and their traditional and modern civilizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 300 - Special Topics in International Studies

    (4)
    Interdisciplinary study of a foreign area for which no regular course offerings exist. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.
  
  • IS 301 - The Global Citizen

    (4)
    Identification of contemporary problems that challenge the global community. Through a problem-based learning approach, students will analyze and propose measures to help solve these problems.
  
  • IS 350 - World Regional Geography

    (4)
    Identical with AN 350 and GEO 350.
    Prerequisite(s): AN 200 or IS 200 or GEO 200.
  
  • IS 361 - Japan Exchange Program I

    (16 to 18)
    Course work is taken at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction.
  
  • IS 362 - Japan Exchange Program I

    (16 to 18)
    Course work is taken at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction.
  
  • IS 363 - Japan Exchange Program II

    (16 to 18)
    Course work is taken at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction. Second year.
  
  • IS 364 - Japan Exchange Program II

    (16 to 18)
    Course work is taken at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction. Second year.
  
  • IS 365 - Japan Program: Shiga I

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction.
  
  • IS 366 - Japan Program: Shiga I

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction.
  
  • IS 367 - Japan Program: Shiga II

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction. Second year
  
  • IS 368 - Japan Program: Shiga II

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan, and includes Japanese language study and additional appropriate courses with English as the language of instruction. Second year
  
  • IS 370 - France Exchange Program: Language I

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes the study of French grammar. French is the language of instruction. Fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 371 - France Exchange Program: Literature I

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes the study of French literature. French is the language of instruction. Fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 372 - France Exchange Program: Conversation, Comprehension, Writing I

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes French conversation, comprehension and writing. French is the language of instruction. Fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 373 - France Exchange Program: Civilization I

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes French history, geography and contemporary civilization. French is the language of instruction. Fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 380 - Seminar in African-American Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 381 - Seminar in East Asian Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.Prerequiste: senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 382 - Seminar in South Asian Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.Prerequiste: senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 383 - Seminar in Russian and Eastern European Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.Prerequiste: senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 384 - Seminar in African Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.Prerequiste: senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 385 - Seminar in Latin American Studies

    (4)
    Selected topics dealing with a specified area, to supplement departmental area courses. Students enroll under the number corresponding to a specific area. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.Prerequiste: senior standing and permission of instructor.
  
  • IS 390 - Directed Readings in International Studies

    (2 to 8)
    Readings from diverse disciplines with focus on a student’s area of specialization. Conducted as a tutorial by an instructor chosen by the student. May be taken for no more than 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): appropriate IS introductory course and permission of program chairperson and instructor.
  
  • IS 395 - Globalization and the International System

    (4)
    Exploration of how globalization is shaping the contemporary world. Examination of economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of globalization. Consideration of the costs and benefits of globalization. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications: completion of the general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • IS 410 - Global Arts Study Abroad

    (4)
    Study abroad experience in the arts. Intensive study of a global art tradition in its country of origin. Studies to include related art forms, culture, history, language. Visits to include archaeological sites, museums, and cultural events. Dates vary. English is the language of instruction.
    Prerequisite(s): instructor permission.
  
  • IS 470 - France Exchange Program: Language II

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes the study of French grammar. French is the language of instruction. Winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 471 - France Exchange Program: Literature II

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes the study of French literature. French is the language of instruction. Winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • IS 472 - France Exchange Program: Conversation, Comprehension, Writing II

    (4)
    Course is taught at the University of Orleans in France and includes the study of French conversation, comprehension and writing. French is the language of instruction. Winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
 

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