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Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 20400 Human Origins:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Surveys our evolutionary journey, from fossil primates to modern humans, through a review of evolutionary theory and genetics, the fossil evidence for current theories in human evolution with insight from modern non-human primates, and the influence of environmental stressors on modern human biological variation.

Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)

CGT 21100 Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Digital images are produced using a variety of computer technologies. Advanced color theory, surface rendering, and light control are emphasized in relation to technical illustration, hardware characteristics, and software capabilities. Restrictions: Only open to CGT majors.

CGT 21600 Vector Imaging for Computer Graphics:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Full-color vector illustrations for a variety of uses are produced using computer methods. Color theory, surface analysis, and rendering techniques are emphasized as they apply to vector-based illustrations. Restrictions: Only open to CGT majors.

Computer and Information Technology (CNIT)

CNIT 10500 Introduction to C Programming:
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is an introduction to computer programming using the “C” language. The emphasis is on structured programming principles, and understanding the basic concepts that apply to engineering problems. Among topics covered in this course are: problem solving using top down design, using flowcharts to explain the program logic, selection structure, repetition structure, bitwise operations, arrays, pointers, strings, passing arguments, and sequential files.

Communications (COM, SCLA)

COM 22400 Communicating in the Global Workplace: Credit Hours: 3.00. This introductory course explores communication issues that arise in the global workplace. The course develops an appreciation of the relationship among culture, communication, and ways of organizing and doing business.

COM 32000 Small Group Communication: Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of group thinking and problem-solving methods; participation in, and evaluation of, committee, and informal discussion groups. Focus on the roles, networks, and messages employed by small group communicators.

SCLA 10200 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Modern World:
Credit Hours: 3.00. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of transformative literature from around the world as well as fundamental reading, writing, speaking and analytical skills. This second course in the sequence introduces students to great texts from the modern era. Its goal is to create life-long learners, open to the world, and sensitive to other points of view. It exposes students from across the university to the ideas, skill-set and inspiration that animates from the liberal arts, and it also introduces them to liberal arts faculty.

Economics (ECON)

ECON 21000 Principles of Economics: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course presents the principles upon which the social science of economics is based. Specifically, it examines how individuals, firms, and the government interact through markets. It also examines several important macroeconomic issues including unemployment, inflation, international trade, and economic growth. Students are expected to be able to apply these economic principles to analyze current events, work decisions, and personal choices.

Engineering Technology, Polytechnic (ENGT, IET, MET, TECH)

ENGT 18000 Engineering Technology Foundations: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces School of Engineering Technology students to resources and skills that will help them to be successful in their studies and ultimately in their careers. The skills needed to define and solve technical problems in engineering technology are developed. Instruction is given in analytical and computational problem-solving techniques. Application of software for analysis and communication is emphasized. Teamwork, global and societal concerns, and professional ethics are integrated into course projects. Prerequisites: ALEKS 060 or SAT 550 or ACT 24 or MA 15300.

ENGT 18100 Engineering Technology Applications: Credit Hours: 1.00. Basic electrical, electronics, mechanical, and process laboratory skills are introduced, including simple troubleshooting techniques and safety practice. Relevant engineering technology projects are emphasized. Prerequisite: ALEXS 060, SAT 550, or ACT 24 or MA 15300.

IET 11100 Introduction to Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems: Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey of organizational units and their function within an enterprise, including a brief history of organizations. The course emphasizes a systems perspective and how decisions in one area impact the entire system. Topics include operations, financial, marketing, planning, quality control, process strategy, logistics, and safety.

IET 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is an introduction to supply chain management technology. Topics include supply chain functions including how to organize a supply chain, supply chain strategy, supply chain process mapping, and use of supply chain technologies, analysis, and performance measurements.

IET 23500 Introduction to Lean and Sustainable Systems: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides the foundation for technology systems processes and practices. The content covers the discussion of current systems issues, basic systems technology processes, and the role of systems engineering professionals in a global business environment. Topics include basic principles of systems thinking, the concepts of performance and cost measures, alternative design concepts, lean processes, and sustainable life-cycle management.

IET 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides the foundation for automatically capturing data in a system. The content covers an introduction to technology used in automatic identification and data capture systems, including: bar codes; radio frequency identification; smart cards, and biometrics. Topics also include an immersive semester project that examines the integration of these technologies, as well as advanced problem solving.

IET 44275 Global Transportation and Logistics Management: Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the various aspects of logistics. The development, implementation, and control of physical transportation systems, product distribution, warehousing, and inventory policy models will be emphasized. A working knowledge of third and fourth party logistics and transportation strategies will be analyzed. The impact of logistics and transportation in the global environment will be discussed. Prerequisite TLI 34200.

MET 11100 Applied Statics:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments in beams are studied.

MET 41100 Introduction to the Finite Element Method:
Credit Hours: 3.00. The finite element method is introduced, with emphasis on modeling and interpretation of results. Linear static problems are solved using commercial FEA software, and FEA results are verified through laboratory tests and/or theoretical calculations. Topics include trusses, frames, plane stress/strain, torsion, 3D structures, buckling, and natural frequency/mode shape analyses. Prerequisite: MET 21100 and MET 21300 and PHYS 21900.

MET 45100 Manufacturing Quality Control:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Quality control practices used in manufacturing industries; management, statistical control charts, reliability, sampling plans, economics, computer methods, and test equipment are presented and applied. Credit will not be granted for both MET 45100 and MFET 45100. Prerequisite: STAT 30100 or ECON-E270.

TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Student will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.

TECH 33000 Technology and the Global Society:
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course examines the interplay of technology, globalization, intercultural awareness, political reforms, education, religion, gender roles, and history to allow students to gain insight into leading / enabling technology adoption and global business practices to address global markets and global challenges in their future professions.. Students will explore concepts and issues related to outsourcing; global competitiveness; intercultural communications; contemporary issues; cultural differences such as inequality, security, sustainability, and quality of life; and the ethical dilemmas that often emerge as a result of the impact of technology. This course will expose students to strategic and operational management topics that support decision making in global expansion of Business and Technology. This course is designed to provide knowledge and a higher level understanding of the principles behind globalization of technology and its regional and global markets. The course utilizes formal assessment instruments and intercultural activities to aid students in the development of increased intercultural capacity. Prerequisite: Must have 45+ credits.

English (ENGL)

ENGL 42100 Technical Writing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Workplace writing in networked environments for technical contexts. Emphasizes context and user analysis, data analysis/display, project planning, document management, usability, ethics, research, team writing. Typical genres include technical reports, memos, documentation, Web sites. Prerequisite: English composition.

SCLA 10100 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Antiquity to Modernity:
Credit Hours: 3.00. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of transformative literature from around the world as well as fundamental reading, writing, speaking and analytical skills. This first course in the sequence introduces students to great texts from antiquity to the birth of the modern era. Its goal is to create life-long learners, open to the world, and sensitive to other points of view. It exposes students from across the university to the ideas, skill-set and inspiration that animates from the liberal arts, and it also introduces them to liberal arts faculty.

History (HIST)

HIST 15100 American History to 1877:
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the development of American political, economic, and social institutions from the early explorations and colonial settlements through Reconstruction.

Mathematics/Statistics (MA, STAT)

MA 15800 Precalculus – Functions and Trigonometry:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Functions, Trigonometry, and Algebra of calculus topics designed to fully prepare students for all first semester calculus courses. Functions topics include Quadratic, Higher Order Polynomials, Rational, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Trigonometric. Other focuses include graphing of functions and solving application problems. Not Available for credit toward graduation in the College of Science. Students may not receive credit for both MA 15400(Inactive) and MA 15800. Students may not receive credit for both MA 15900 and MA 15800. Prerequisite: ALEXS 060, SAT 550, ACT 24 or MA 15300.

MA 16010 Applied Calculus I:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Topics include trigonometric and exponential functions; limits and differentiation, rules of differentiation, maxima, minima and optimization; curve sketching, integration, anti-derivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus. Properties of definite integrals and numerical methods. Applications to life, managerial and social sciences. Prerequisite: ALEXS 075, SAT 600, or ACT 26 or MA 15300.

MA 16020 Applied Calculus II:
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers techniques of integration; infinite series, convergence tests; differentiation and integration of functions of several variables; maxima and minima, optimization; differential equations and initial value problems; matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Applications. Prerequisite: MA 16010.

STAT 30100 Elementary Statistical Methods:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to statistical methods with applications to diverse fields. Emphasis on understanding and interpreting standard techniques. Data analysis for one and several variables, design of samples and experiments, basic probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and significance tests for means and proportions, correlation and regression. Software is used throughout. For statistics majors and minors, credit should be allowed in no more than one of STAT 30100, 35000, 50100, and in no more than one of STAT 50300 and STAT 51100. Prerequisite: college algebra.

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 11100 Introduction to Ethics:
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the nature of moral value and obligation. Topics such as the following will be considered: different conceptions of the good life and standards of right conduct; the relation of nonmoral and moral goodness; determinism, free will, and the problem of moral responsibility; the political and social dimensions of ethics; the principles and methods of moral judgment. Readings will be drawn both from contemporary sources and from the works of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Butler, Hume, Kant, and J. S. Mill.

Political Science (POL)

POL 10100 American Government and Politics:
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the nature of democratic government, the U.S. Constitution, federalism, civil rights, political dynamics, the presidency, Congress, and the judiciary. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 10000 Introductory Sociology:
Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey course designed to introduce the student to the scene of human society. Fundamental concepts, description, and analysis of society, culture, the socialization process, social institutions, and social change. Students of junior or senior standing should take SOC 31200, unless they are sociology or law and society majors.

Technology Leadership & Innovation, Polytechnic (OLS, TLI)

OLS 37600 Human Resource Issues:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis and discussion of case problems concerning typical leadership and personnel situations that impact upon the supervisor/manager. Emphasis directed toward development of attitude, philosophy, analytical ability, and problem-solving skills within the working environment. Prerequisite: OLS 38600.

OLS 38600 Leadership for Organizational Change and Innovation:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to and overview of fundamental concepts of leading organizational change and innovation.

OLS 38800 Leadership Through Teams:
Credit Hours: 3.00. The group process, team development and exploration of dynamics that impact group and team performance.

TLI 15200 Business Principles for Organizational Leadership:
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will introduce the topic of applied organization leadership in the context of working organizations. Topics include basic functions, structures, and operations of organizations, and an introduction to reading and understanding balance sheets, cash flow statements, and profit-loss statements.

TLI 21300 Project Management:
Credit Hours: 3.00. Project management is an ad hoc technique for accomplishing specialized missions or work. Examples of projects include research and development studies, consulting projects, reorganizations efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of new equipment, advertising campaigns, construction or other one-time efforts. This course will provide a leadership approach to project management, including team development and team selection.

TLI 31400 Leading Innovation in Organizations:
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides the foundation for understanding the manner in which companies capture innovation and use it to set themselves apart from competitors. Topics covered include the attributes of organizations that are successful in fostering a culture of innovation; the characteristics and roles of leaders and members in innovative organizations; managerial processes and organizational systems that facilitate the successful development, commercialization, and adoption of innovative technologies, products, and services; and methods used to measure innovation-related outcomes.