Jul 22, 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.
 

 

Management

  
  • MGT 300 - Survey of Management

    (3)
    Course covers traditional business management ideas, recent management thinking, and their application to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Course provides survey of topics such as goal setting, managerial decision making, design of organizations, corporate culture, and organizational change and development.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing. Open to non-business students only.
  
  • MGT 350 - Legal Environment of Business

    (3)
    The legal framework of business decisions. Introduction to the legal system and a survey of government regulation of business. Legal, ethical and political issues in employment, consumer protection, antitrust and business associations.
    Prerequisite(s): COM 201 or COM 202 or SBAC with a minimum grade of 2.0 and junior standing.
  
  • MGT 354 - Business Entities

    (3)
    This course emphasizes appropriate selection, formation and operation of the six basic forms of business entity organization. Particular focus is upon issues such as insurance, licensing, capitalization, valuation, distributions, redemptions, formation documentation, annual reporting, state and federal taxation, dissolution, choosing professional assistance, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, employment handbooks, employment agreements, common operating documents, and federal laws affecting entity operation. ENT 301 is recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing. Non-business students: ENT 201, ENT 202 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Business students: QMM 240, ECN 202, ACC 210, MIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MGT 399 - Achieve III - General Management

    (0)
    Guide students through the job search process within the General Management major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 199 and SBC 299.
  
  • MGT 423 - International Business

    (4)
    Analysis of the scope, structure and environment - social, cultural, political, legal, economic and technological- of international business. Emphasizes the roles played by the various business functions, in presenting an integrated view of how managers of multi-national firms cope with the complex international environment.
    Prerequisite(s): ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210), junior standing students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MGT 435 - Management Strategies and Policies

    (4)
    Covers the concepts, methodologies and analytical tools used by managers to formulate and implement a firm’s strategy. This course also explores the complexities of a firm’s internal and external environment and applies knowledge from economics, accounting, finance, POM, marketing, HRM and organization behavior to understand appropriate competitive behavior and resultant firm performance. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or in the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): (WRT 382 or ENG 382 or ENG 380) and MKT 302, ORG 331, FIN 322, POM 343 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course, major standing and senior standing. For SBA majors only.
  
  • MGT 450 - Business Law

    (4)
    Survey of topics in private commercial law under the Uniform Commercial Code. Contracts, agency, property and insurance, secured transactions and commercial paper. Legal responsibilities of the licensed professions.
    Prerequisite(s): MGT 350, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MGT 480 - Seminar: Current Business Topics

    (4)

    The analysis of topics of current interest in management. Outside faculty and managers may participate in the seminar as an integral part of the course. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MGT 490 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): an overall GPA of 3.00 or better, junior standing, major standing in the SBA and an approved contract prior to registration.

Management Information Systems

  
  • MIS 100 - Business Problem Solving with Information Technology

    (3)
    Introduction to the use of information technology in business problem solving and business modeling. Includes hands-on exercises using Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Web browsers, and HTML (Replaces MIS 200).
  
  • MIS 300 - Management Information Systems

    (3)
    This course shows how information technology can improve business processes and help managers be more effective decision makers. Topics include network functions, database management and decision support.
    Prerequisite(s): (ECN 200 or ECN 202) and (ECN 201 or ECN 210) and (ACC 200 or ACC 300) and (MIS 100 or MIS 200 or CSE 125) with a minimum grade of 2.0
  
  • MIS 301 - Survey of Management Information Systems

    (3)
    Course focuses on the use of information systems in business. Topics include components, types and development of information systems, and uses and benefits of information systems. Relevant technology issues such as security, privacy and ethics will also be introduced. Business majors, pre-business students and business-undecided students cannot take this course.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing and MIS 100 or CIT 120.
  
  • MIS 302 - Information Systems and Healthcare Informatics

    (3)
    Introduces students to the nature of healthcare data and healthcare information management by focusing on the use of information systems in healthcare. Topics include: components, types and development of information systems in healthcare. Relevant information technology issues such as security, privacy and ethics will also be introduced.
    Prerequisite(s): CSE 120 or MIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 305 - Information Technology Foundations

    (3)
    Covers the technology at the heart of information systems. Topics include operating systems, programming and networks. Includes hands-on projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 314 - Data and Process Modeling

    (3)
    Introduces the software development cycle and information requirements analysis. Covers various kinds of data modeling, such as entity-relationship diagramming and object modeling. Examines process modeling with UML methods, such as case analysis. Includes projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 305 and (MIS 300 or MIS 301 or MIS 302).
  
  • MIS 315 - Systems Design

    (3)
    Continuation of MIS 314. Covers system design (translating requirements specifications and process models into design specifications, emphasizing object-oriented techniques), database design (creating relational databases from data models), interface design, and test software. Includes projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 314 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 350 - Software Program and Project Management

    (3)
    Examines issues involved in managing information projects including project scheduling, measurement, assessment, budgeting, and human resource management issues.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 314 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 399 - Achieve III - Management Information Systems

    (0)
    Guide students through job search process within the Management Information Systems major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 199 and SBC 299.
  
  • MIS 405 - Networks

    (3)
    Technology, design, management, and use of data, voice, image, and video communication networks. Topics include local area networks, wide area networks, telephone systems, electronic mail, transborder data flows and communications protocols. Includes exercises using various network configurations.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 and MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 406 - Information Security Lab

    (3)
    This course seeks to improve the students’ understanding of the field of information security and assurance with coverage of new innovations and methodologies for security infrastructure design and implementation, computer forensics, risk assessment and analysis of security requirements of a business operation, while allowing them to apply the basics of their security knowledge in a hands-on laboratory environment.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 or MIS 301 or MIS 302; and MIS 305.
  
  • MIS 420 - Electronic Commerce

    (3)
    This course provides students with an analytical and technical framework to understand the emerging world of e-commerce. Topics include the complexities of the marketplace, design and implementation of an Internet business, and issues surrounding privacy, security, and the protection of intellectual property on the Internet.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 422 - Business Object Development

    (3)
    The primary focus of the course is on the principles and applications of object-oriented methods in information systems. Object-oriented concepts and software design and programming principles will be introduced. The purpose of the course is to train students to write reasonably complex business application programs using higher level languages such as Java.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 and MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 424 - Business Application Architecture

    (3)
    This course focuses on issues related to server-side aspects of web-based applications. It introduces several solution architectures and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Server-side technologies are introduced, such as Java Servlets, Java Server Pages and Java Beans. This project-based course allows students to design and build server-side applications.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 422 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 426 - Business Application Technology

    (3)
    Students develop business applications with current tools. Topics include client/server systems, user interaction, validation, event-driven programming, and interacting with databases. The course emphasizes hands-on projects.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MIS 436 - Decision Support Systems

    (3)
    Using data, model and information systems to support managerial decision making.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 and MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 445 - Simulation in Management

    (3)
    This course introduces computer simulation modeling of business processes using a variety of software tools and techniques including discrete event, Monte-Carlo, and systems dynamics. Implications of models and sensitivity analysis for forecasting, planning and decision making in the management environment are explored.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 and POM 343 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 452 - Computer and Network Security

    (3)
    This course focuses on fundamentals of network and computer security technologies. It also explores management and implementation of these technologies in multi-user computer systems (such as LANs) and distributed computer systems (such as the Internet). The course may be taken by either undergraduate or graduate students.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 305 or equivalent.
  
  • MIS 480 - Advanced Topics in MIS

    (3)
    A class in a topic of interest to a faculty member such as ecommerce, artificial intelligence, Java or ethics. Topics vary. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated for a total of six credits.
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 and MIS 305 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • MIS 490 - Independent Study

    (1 to 3)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of six credits.
    Prerequisite(s): overall GPA of 3.00 and an approved contract.

Marketing

  
  • MKT 300 - Survey of Marketing

    (4)
    This course introduces students to marketing from multiple perspectives: societal, managerial, business, not-for-profit, etc. Serves as foundation to the introductory marketing course if the student opts for a marketing major later.
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Course is not open to students who are pre-business, business undecided, or business majors.
  
  • MKT 302 - Marketing

    (4)
    Analysis of the principles of marketing, marketing concepts and trends, and their relationship to other business principles. Special emphasis is placed on the study of the marketing mix.
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210 and (RHT 160 or WRT 160) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 353 - Marketing Management

    (4)
    A study of the overall marketing strategies pertaining to problems experienced in today’s economy. Uses the case study method to analyze these problems. This course requires a knowledge of spreadsheets and financial statements.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 399 - Achieve III - Marketing

    (0)
    Guide students through the job search process within the marketing major.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 199 and SBC 299.
  
  • MKT 404 - Consumer Behavior

    (4)
    Study of factors influencing consumer behavior, structuring and managerial use of consumer decision-making models. Examination of social, psychological and economic variables of buying behavior, including learning, motivation, attitude, personality, small group dynamics, demographic and economic factors and culture.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 405 - Marketing Research

    (4)
    Focuses on the generation and management of information in marketing decisions. Covers the evaluation of additional marketing information, how it is acquired and used, the manager’s role in market research and the researcher’s role in supplying marketing information.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 and (QMM 241 or QMM 250) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course and junior standing and major standing.
  
  • MKT 406 - Integrated Marketing Communications

    (4)
    A review of the selection and integration of advertising, promotion, public relations and personal selling budgets. Focused on understanding the whole process from planning to evaluating campaign results.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 420 - Distribution Channels and Logistics

    (4)
    Examination of the management of marketing channel relationships. Focuses on the characteristics and social, economic and political relationships among wholesalers, agents, retailers and the other agencies that comprise distribution channels.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, major standing and junior standing.
  
  • MKT 430 - Personal Selling

    (4)
    Focuses on the activities of personal selling in consumer and industrial markets. Emphasis is on the processes salespeople should follow when interacting with customers and prospects to ensure the needs of customers are successfully met.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0 and junior-standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 450 - International Marketing

    (4)
    The application of marketing principles to problems associated with marketing products and services to different nations. Cases in international marketing will be analyzed.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 460 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

    (4)
    The course addresses the role of marketing in newer/smaller companies which usually have accumulated fewer resources to support marketing. They also often struggle to establish their credibility. Thus entrepreneurial marketing poses a unique set of marketing challenges which becomes the focus of this course. ENT 301 is recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Non-business students: ENT 201, ENT 202 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Business students: QMM 240, ECN 202, ACC 210, MIS 100, MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • MKT 470 - Business to Business Marketing

    (4)
    The study of the interaction of businesses with one another in the buying and selling of goods that facilitate the production process or are used as components in the goods manufactured by the buying firm. Focus is on how business-to-business marketing decisions are or should be made in the business environment.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, major standing and junior standing.
  
  • MKT 480 - Seminar in Marketing

    (4)
    Study of a selected topic or current marketing interest relevant to marketing management. Topics may include retail management, new product development, web marketing, e-commerce, services marketing or any area not covered by a specific course. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
  • MKT 490 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0, major standing and junior standing. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better and an approved contract prior to registration.

Mathematics

Skill enrichment courses: MTH 061 and MTH 062

MTH 061 and MTH 062 are academic skill enrichment courses specially designed to aid incoming students who need additional preparation prior to entering one of the university’s standard mathematical sciences sequences.

*Note that when a student exercises the repeat option and takes MTH 061 or 062 to replace a grade previously earned in MTH 011, 012, 102, 103, 111 or 112, the grade earned in MTH 061 or 062 will replace the former grade.

  
  • MTH 061 - Elementary Algebra

    (4)
    Order of operations, algebra of exponents, radicals, variable expressions, polynomial arithmetic, factoring, algebraic fractions, liner equations and inequalities in one variable; applications and problem solving.
  
  • MTH 062 - Intermediate Algebra

    (4)
    Complex numbers, quadratic equations, nonlinear inequalities, analytic geometry (points and lines in the coordinate plane, distance, circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas), 2 by 2 and 3 by 3 systems of linear equations, introduction to functions and their graphs, theory of equations, logarithms, applications and problem solving.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 061 (or MTH 011) with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement exam.
  
  • MTH 118 - Mathematical Sciences in the Modern World

    (4)
    Designed for students without an extensive mathematics background who wish to explore the ways people use mathematical sciences to solve problems that arise in modern society. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
  • MTH 121 - Linear Programming Elementary Functions

    (4)
    Systems of equations, matrices, and linear programming (simplex method); rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • MTH 122 - Calculus for the Social Sciences

    (4)
    The basic concepts, theorems and applications to the social sciences of the differential and integral calculus of one and several variables. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 121 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or MTH 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • MTH 141 - Precalculus

    (4)
    Functions, roots of polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions (including graphs, identities, inverse functions, equations and applications), complex numbers, analytic geometry and conic sections.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • MTH 154 - Calculus I

    (4)
    A detailed study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, numerical techniques, integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • MTH 155 - Calculus II

    (4)
    A detailed study of methods of integration, applications of the integrals, improper integrals, sequences, series and power series, polar coordinates, and parametric curves. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisites for knowledge applications: completion of the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 154 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 205 - Special Topics

    (2 or 4)
    Intermediate study of a selected topic in mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
  
  • MTH 254 - Multivariable Calculus

    (4)
    A study of vectors, polar coordinates, three-dimensional geometry, differential calculus of functions of several variables, exact differential equations, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and vector fields.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 155 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 266 - Linear Algebra Laboratory

    (1)
    Computational investigation of selected topics in linear algebra.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MTH 275 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 275 - Linear Algebra

    (4)
    Study of general vector spaces, linear systems of equations, linear transformations and compositions, Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, modeling and orthogonality. Provides a transition to formal mathematics.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 155 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 290 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Reading or research on some mathematical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
  • MTH 301 - Putnam Seminar

    (2)
    This seminar meets one evening per week. Students solve and present solutions to challenging mathematical problems in preparation for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a national undergraduate mathematics competition. May be repeated three times for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MTH 302 - Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking

    (4)
    The propositional and predicate calculus, set theory, methods of mathematical proof, inductive and recursive thinking, relations and functions, infinity. Emphasis is on rigorous proofs of mathematical statements. Offered every fall.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 275 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or APM 263 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of department.
  
  • MTH 352 - Complex Variables

    (4)
    A study of analytic functions of a complex variable including differentiation and integration, series representations, the theory of residues and applications.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 254 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 405 - Special Topics

    (2 or 4)
    Advanced study of a selected topic in mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • MTH 414 - History of Mathematics

    (4)
    Mathematics from ancient to modern times, its growth, development and place in human culture. Offered every winter. 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): MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 415 - Foundations of Mathematics: Mathematical Logic and Set Theory

    (4)
    An examination of the logical foundations of mathematics including analysis of the axiomatic method, basic set theory, cardinal and ordinal numbers, and the axiom of theory.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 452 - Advanced Calculus I

    (4)
    The topology of the real number line and of n-dimensional Euclidean space, continuity and uniform continuity, derivatives, the Riemann integral, sequences and series, uniform convergence. Offered every fall.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 254, MTH 275 and MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course, or permission of department.
  
  • MTH 453 - Advanced Calculus II

    (4)
    Improper integrals, derivatives and integrals in n-dimensional Euclidean space, implicit and inverse function theorems, differential geometry and vector calculus, and Fourier series. Offered every winter.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 452 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 461 - General Topology

    (4)
    A study of topological spaces and continuous functions. Separation and countability properties, connectedness, compactness and local properties.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 462 - Geometric Structures

    (4)
    A study of topics from Euclidean geometry, projective geometry, non-Euclidean geometry and transformation geometry. Offered every fall.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MTH 302 with grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of department.
  
  • MTH 465 - Differential Geometry

    (4)
    Theory of curves and surfaces in Euclidean space with an introduction to the theory of matrix Lie groups.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 453 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 472 - Number Theory with Cryptography

    (4)
    Structure of the integers, prime factorization, congruences, multiplicative functions, primitive roots and quadratic reciprocity, and selected applications including cryptography.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTH 475 - Abstract Algebra

    (4)
    Groups, subgroups, cosets, and homomorphisms; rings and ideals; integral domains; and fields and field extensions. Applications. Offered every winter.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 275 and MTH 302 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of department.
  
  • MTH 490 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Reading or research on some mathematical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.
  
  • MTH 497 - Apprentice College Teaching

    (2 or 4)
    Open to any well-qualified junior or senior who obtains consent of a faculty member to assist in presenting a regular college course. The apprentice should be capable of assuming limited classroom teaching duties. May be repeated for additional credit. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors

  
  • MTE 210 - Numerical Structures

    (4)
    Elementary set and number theory. Components of the real number system. History of numeration. Algorithms of arithmetic. Other general algebraic structures. Problem solving. Enrollment limited to elementary education majors.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • MTE 211 - Structures of Geometry

    (4)
    An informal approach to geometry including topics from Euclidean and transformational geometries. Stress is placed on topics close to the elementary school curriculum such as mensuration formulae, ruler and compass construction, symmetries, congruence and similarity, and figures in two- and three-dimensional Euclidean spaces. Enrollment is limited to elementary education majors.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 210 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • MTE 405 - Special Topics

    (2 or 4)
    Study of mathematical topics particularly relevant for prospective teachers of elementary and middle school mathematics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 211 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of instructor.
  
  • MTE 410 - Elementary School Mathematics and the Computer

    (4)
    An introduction to creative uses of computers in teaching mathematics in the elementary school, including program design, machine architecture, and the BASIC and LOGO computing languages. Enrollment is limited to elementary education majors.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE 211 and STA 225 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Mechanical Engineering

  
  • ME 308 - Computer-Aided Design

    (3)
    Use of engineering software in design and analysis such as: GD&T; solid modeling of machine parts, projection views layout, parametric and knowledge-based design, assembly design, sheet and metal design, build of materials, structure design, introduction of finite element method, engineering optimization, space analysis and clash detection, mechanism and kinematics of assemblies, project management. Offered fall and winter. Prerequisite and
    Corequisite(s): ME 361 and major standing.
  
  • ME 322 - Engineering Mechanics

    (4)
    Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies: analysis of trusses, frames, beams, centroids and moments of inertia; kinematics, Newton’s Second Law, work and energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum. With laboratory.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 280 and major standing.
  
  • ME 331 - Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Energy Transport

    (4)
    The fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, conservation and momentum principles, viscous and inviscid flow, laminar and turbulent flow, introduction to viscous and thermal boundary layer theory, one-dimensional conduction heat transfer and characteristics and dimensionless correlations of convection heat transfer, applications to engineering problems. Laboratory emphasizes experimental design. Offered fall, winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 250, MTH 254.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: EGR 280, major standing.
  
  • ME 361 - Mechanics of Materials

    (4)
    Introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies: distribution of stress and strain in beams, shafts, columns, pressure vessels and other structural elements, factor of safety, yield and fracture criteria of materials with applications to design. With laboratory including two-dimensional truss and beam design on computer. Offered fall, winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 280.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: ME 372 and major standing.
  
  • ME 372 - Properties of Materials

    (4)
    The atomic, molecular and crystalline structure of solids, including a description of x-ray analysis, metallography and other methods of determining structure; correlation of structure with the electric, magnetic and mechanical properties of solids. With laboratory. Offered fall, winter.
    Prerequisite(s): CHM 143 or 157, PHY 152 and major standing.
  
  • ME 421 - Vibrations and Controls

    (4)
    Linear free and forced response of one- and multiple-degree freedom systems. Equations of motion of discrete systems. Vibration isolation, rotating imbalance and vibration absorbers. Transfer function and state-space approaches to modeling dynamic systems. Time and frequency domain and analysis and design of control systems. Use of MATLAB. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 322 and major standing.
  
  • ME 423 - Acoustics and Noise Control

    (4)
    Introduction to vibrations and waves; plane and spherical acoustic waves; sound generation, transmission and propagation; sound intensity and power; principles and definitions of noise control; sound and hearing; hearing conservation; community, building and industrial noise control; measurement of sound.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 322 and major standing.
  
  • ME 438 - Fluid Transport

    (4)
    Continued study of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their applications, angular momentum principle; generalized study of turbo machines, potential flow of inviscid fluids, laminar and turbulent boundary layer theory, dimensional analysis and similitude, compressible flow. With laboratory emphasizing engineering design. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 331 and major standing.
  
  • ME 443 - Polymeric Materials

    (4)
    Terminology and nomenclature for plastics. General topics dealing with plastics, such as structure, morphology, properties, etc. Focus on mechanical and physical properties and mechanical behavior of plastics. Technology related to plastics processing, testing, designing and recycling is introduced.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 372 and major standing.
  
  • ME 445 - Plastics Product Design

    (4)
    Design of plastic/composite products based on strength, stiffness, creeping, impacting, chemical and environmental deterioration. Effects of processing on part quality and performance. Design of plastic parts for manufacturability. Prototyping plastic parts. Design of plastic parts for joining and assembly. Use of CAD/CAM/CAE software for structural analysis and design optimization.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 443 and major standing.
  
  • ME 448 - Thermal Energy Transport

    (4)
    Continued study of properties and descriptions of conduction, convection and thermal radiation heat transfer; thermal boundary layer theory; forced and natural convection, heat transfer correlations. Thermodynamics of thermal radiation, radiation intensity, surface properties and energy exchange. Laboratory emphasizes experimental design and development of empirical relationships. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 331 and major standing.
  
  • ME 454 - Alternative Energy Systems

    (4)
    The analysis and design of alternative energy conversion systems. Primary topics include biomass energy conversion, including biofuels, solar and wind power will be primary topics. Other topics include fuel cells, geothermal energy and hydroelectric power. Includes design project(s).
    Prerequisite(s): ME 331.
  
  • ME 456 - Energy Systems Analysis and Design

    (4)
    The analysis and design of thermodynamic systems. Applications include thermodynamic cycles for power; thermodynamics of non-reacting mixtures including psychrometry; concepts of available energy and application to process/system optimization; the thermodynamics of reacting mixtures, including chemical equilibrium concepts, applied to combustion systems. Design project (and/or laboratory) required. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 250 and major standing.
  
  • ME 457 - Internal Combustion Engines I

    (4)
    Introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and performance of internal combustion engines including: introduction to engine types and their operation, engine design and operating parameters, ideal thermodynamic cycles, thermodynamics of actual working fluids and actual cycles, gas exchange processes, heat losses, performance, exhaust gas analysis and air pollution. With laboratory. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 456, senior standing and major standing.
  
  • ME 461 - Analysis and Design of Mechanical Structures

    (4)
    Methods of advanced mechanics of materials applied to the design of mechanical structures. Topics include stress and strain analysis, force equilibrium, deformation compatibility, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, torsion of thick-walled tubes, shear centers, non- symmetric bending, curved and composite beam and thick-walled tubes, shear centers, non-symmetric binding, curved and composite beams and thick-walled cylinders. Offered Fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 361 and major standing.
  
  • ME 467 - Optical Measurement and Quality Inspection

    (4)
    Topics include the state-of-the art optical methods such as holography, shearography, moire, three-dimensional computer vision, electronic speckle pattern interferometry and laser triangulation; with applications to measurement of displacement, vibrational mode shapes, material properties, residual stresses, three-dimensional shapes, quality inspection and nondestructive testing. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 361, senior standing, and major standing.
  
  • ME 472 - Materials Properties and Processes

    (4)
    Study of mechanical behavior of real engineering materials and how they influence mechanical design. True stress/strain properties of materials, plastic deformation and fracture of materials, failure theories, fatigue damage under cyclic loading, creep and high temperature applications. Material properties of engineering metals, ceramics and composites. Behavior of materials during and after manufacturing processes such as stamping, drawing, extrusion, etc. Offered winter and summer.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 361, ME 372 and major standing.
  
  • ME 473 - Flexible Manufacturing Systems

    (4)
    The components of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS): CNC machining centers, automated assembly, automated warehousing (AS/RS), inspection, material transport, programmable logic controllers and coordination; integration of CAD/CAM to the FMS; production planning and control; factory simulation; implementation strategies. With laboratory. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • ME 474 - Manufacturing Processes

    (4)
    Fundamentals and technology of machining, forming, casting and welding. Mechanics of cutting. Molding of polymers. Tolerancing and surface topography. Manufacturing considerations in design. Economics of manufacturing. Process assembly and product engineering. Lab to be arranged. Offered fall and winter.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing and major standing.
  
  • ME 475 - Lubrication, Friction, and Wear

    (4)
    Study of fundamental wear mechanisms including: adhesive, abrasive, corrosive and surface fatigue; boundary and hydrodynamic lubrication; friction theories;surface topography characterization. Applications: journal and ball bearings, gears and engine components. Offered fall and summer.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 372, senior standing and major standing.
  
  • ME 476 - Product and Process Development

    (4)
    Topics include traditional and nontraditional approaches in product and process development and optimization, including conventional experimental mechanics and acoustic test methods. The Taguchi approach and other methods for design of experiments are used to study the interaction of variables and to attain optimization.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 260 and major standing.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: ME 486 or ME 487.
  
  • ME 478 - 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 controller using a reconfigurable industrial manipulator. Demonstrations and application using industrial robots. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): EGR 280 and major standing.
  
  • ME 479 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering

    (3)
    Fundamental concepts of atomic and nuclear physics; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear reactors and nuclear power; neutron diffusion and moderation; heat removal from nuclear reactors; radiation protection and shielding; reactor licensing, safety and the environment; applications in power generation and medicine. Offered fall.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 331, 372 and major standing.
  
  • ME 480 - Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants

    (3)
    The study of various nuclear power plant types and systems; Rankine Cycle thermodynamics; BWR, ESBWR and PWR power plants; engineered safety systems; nuclear regulations, codes and standards; reactor safety fundamentals; economic and environmental issues. Offered winter.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing, 456, 479.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: ME 448.
  
  • ME 482 - Fluid and Thermal Systems Design

    (4)
    Study of systems involving fluid and thermal phenomena such as energy conversion, and fluid and thermal energy support. Using fundamentals studied in prerequisite courses, component and system analyses, for purpose of design optimization, are emphasized using integral, differential and lumped-parameter modeling techniques. The course focuses on the design process using design-oriented laboratory projects.
    Prerequisite(s): ME 331 and major standing.
 

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