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Courses - Spring 2022
AMSC
Applied Mathematics & Scientific Computation Department Site
AMSC420
Mathematical Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH240, MATH341, MATH461); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH241, MATH340); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH246, MATH341); and minimum grade of C- in STAT400. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC106, CMSC131); or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Cross-listed with MATH420.
Credit only granted for: AMSC420 or MATH420.
The course will develop skills in data-driven mathematical modeling through individual and group projects. Emphasis will be placed on both analytical and computational methods, and on effective oral and written presentation of results.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST450
(Perm Req)
Seminar in American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: AMST201 and AMST340; and 1 course in AMST.
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in American Studies program.
Developments in theories and methods of American Studies scholarship, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the process of cultural analysis and evaluation.
BCHM
Biochemistry Department Site
BCHM465
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BCHM461 or BCHM463; and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Recommended: BCHM462.
CORE Capstone (CS) Course. An advanced course in biochemistry. Biochemical approach to cellular information processing. DNA and RNA structure. DNA replication, transcription, and repair. Translation of mRNA to make proteins.
BIOE
Bioengineering Department Site
BIOE486
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOE485 in the immediately preceding semester.
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE486 or ENBE486.
Formerly: ENBE486.
This is the second part of the senior capstone design course. This part is independent instruction where faculty mentoring each project team works with students to order supplies, fabricate their proposed design under BIOE485, test the design, write the report and present it to their fellow seniors and board of faculty mentors. Students are taught to convert the blue print of a design to actual device and test it.
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT457
Marketing Policies and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
This capstone course ties together various marketing concepts using the fundamentals of strategic market planning as the framework. Application of these principles is accomplished by analyzing and discussing cases and by playing a marketing strategy computer simulation game. Analysis of current business articles to understand the link between theory and real-world problem solving.
BMGT495
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
BMGT495M
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to General Business minors.
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI417
Microbial Pathogenesis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BSCI222; and (BSCI223 or BSCI283).
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Current research in microbial pathogenesis and the molecular and cellular basis of bacterial disease. Comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of pathogenesis with a focus on model microbial systems to illustrate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. Topics covered: how microorganisms attach to and enter cells; how host cells are damaged by microbial products; how the host responds to invasion; and host-pathogen evolution.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
CMSC
Computer Science Department Site
CMSC412
(Perm Req)
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CMSC330 and CMSC351; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC414, CMSC417, CMSC420, CMSC430, CMSC433, CMSC435, ENEE440, ENEE457).
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Computer Science department; or must be in one of the following programs (Computer Science (Master's); Computer Science (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: CMSC412 or ENEE447.
A hands-on introduction to operating systems, including topics in: multiprogramming, communication and synchronization, memory management, IO subsystems, and resource scheduling polices. The laboratory component consists of constructing a small kernel, including functions for device IO, multi-tasking, and memory management.
CMSC424
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CMSC351 and CMSC330; and permission of CMNS-Computer Science department. Or must be in the (Computer Science (Doctoral), Computer Science (Master's)) program.
Students are introduced to database systems and motivates the database approach as a mechanism for modeling the real world. An in-depth coverage of the relational model, logical database design, query languages, and other database concepts including query optimization, concurrency control; transaction management, and log based crash recovery. Distributed and Web database architectures are also discussed.
CMSC435
(Perm Req)
Software Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC412, CMSC417, CMSC420, CMSC430, CMSC433); and permission of CMNS-Computer Science department. Or must be in the (Computer Science (Doctoral), Computer Science (Master's)) program.
State-of-the-art techniques in software design and development. Laboratory experience in applying the techniques covered. Structured design, structured programming, top-down design and development, segmentation and modularization techniques, iterative enhancement, design and code inspection techniques, correctness, and chief-programmer teams. The development of a large software project.
ENAE
Engineering, Aerospace Department Site
ENAE482
Aeronautical Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENAE455, ENAE423, ENAE403, and ENAE481.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and senior standing or higher.
Senior capstone design course in the aeronautics track. Introduction of computerized methods for sizing and performance analysis. More comprehensive methods to predict weight, aerodynamics and propulsion system characteristics. Consideration in design disciplines such as vulnerability, maintainability, produceability, etc. Groups of students will complete, brief and report on a major design study to specific requirements.
ENAE484
Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENAE423, ENAE483, ENAE441, and ENAE457.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Senior capstone design course in the space track. Group preliminary design of a space system, including system and subsystem design, configuration control, costing, risk analysis, and programmatic development. Course also emphasizes written and oral engineering communications.
ENCE
Engineering, Civil Department Site
ENCE466
(Perm Req)
Design of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Additional information: Must be taken in the semester in which the student graduates.
A major civil engineering design experience that emphasizes development of student creativity, development and use of design methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. Realistic design constraints including economic factors, safety, aesthetics, and reliability will be imposed. Students will work in design project groups and be required to exercise oral and written communication skills.
ENEE
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Site
ENEE408A
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project:Microprocessor-Based Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENEE440.

This course provides a team-based experience in the design and implementation of a microprocessor-based system to solve a real-world problem. A product specification or client requirement forms the basis for the student teams development of an initial technical design specification. The team then divides into smaller groups for the parallel development of hardware and software subsystems of the product device. Upon completion and test of the various subsystems, software and hardware components are integrated into the system prototype and the system is tested and documented.
ENEE408D
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Mixed Signal VLSI Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENEE303, ENEE307, and ENEE313. This course covers the design of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits including analysis and simulation of digital and analog circuits, layout, and component selection. The material involves extensive use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for circuit simulation and layout and draws upon knowledge from 300-level EE courses Following current industry paradigms, students work in teams to design, thoroughly simulate, and specify physical layout of mixed signal VLSI circuits prior to their fabrication in a foundry.
ENEE408G
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Multimedia Signal Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisites: ENEE420 or 425. An introductory course on multimedia signal processing bringing real-world design experience to students using state-of-the-art multimedia software and hardware. Lectures will provide basic theories and principles on multimedia compression, processing, communications, security, and recognition.
ENEE408I
(Perm Req)
Capstone Design Project: Autonomous Control of Interacting Robots
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENEE322; Electrical or Computer Engineering seniors. Co-requisite: ENEE460 or ENEE463. The course involves students in the design,development, and application of autonomous robotic systems. The robots are 4 wheeled vehicles with on-board sensors (cameras, acoustic sensors),computers and wireless communications capabilities. The students work in teams to program the robots to accomplish a task individually and in teams of 2 or more more robots. Applications vary from semester to semester, including racing with passing, soccer, search and identify.
ENME
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
ENME472
(Perm Req)
Integrated Product and Process Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENME331, ENME361, ENME351, and ENME371; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME332.
Restriction: Permission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly.
ENSP
Environmental Science and Policy Department Site
ENSP400
(Perm Req)
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Must be in Environmental Science and Policy program; and senior standing; and permission of the Environmental Science and Policy Program.
Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.
ENST
Environmental Science and Technology Department Site
ENST470
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Restriction: Junior or Senior standing only; Permission of AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department.
This will be a capstone-type course based around developing proposals for projects emphasizing research, monitoring, design, restoration, managament, entrepreneurship, or other approaches to ecological or environmental questions, issues, or problems.
ENST472
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Restriction: Must be in a major within AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department; and permission of AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department.
Additional information: This is the pinnacle course for students majoring in ENST and is therefore recommended in one of the students' final semesters.
This capstone course focuses on professional project preparation, presentation, and critical evaluation on environmental science research. Students will develop and present original projects and critique projects presented by others.
GEOL
Geology Department Site
GEOL394
(Perm Req)
Geology Senior Thesis II: Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: GEOL393; and must have completed at least three upper level GEOL courses.
Restriction: Must be in Geology program; and junior standing or higher.
The second semester of the two-semester Geology Senior Thesis. Investigation of specific original research question in geosciences. Emphasis is on completion of original research proposed in GEOL393 and presentation of results both in writing and in public presentations that adhere to geosciences professional standards.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST
History Department Site
HIST396
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-History department; or HIST395.
Restriction: Must be in History program.
Uses a seminar approach to examine a major problem of historical interpretation across two or more diverse cultures in different periods. Topics vary and include: religion and society, the city in history, gender, slavery and emancipation, and modernization.
HIST408D
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Empire and Borderlands in Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
HIST408F
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Social and Cultural Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
This research seminar explores the extraordinarily wide-ranging social, political, and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
HIST408Q
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
This research seminar will explore the challenges that face historians who study medieval heresy. Using the testimony of people tried as Christian heretics, secret Jews, and witches, students will learn methods for working with potentially unreliable sources, and discuss the ethics of interpreting material produced by persecution and torture.
HIST408W
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Rise and Fall of the Slave South
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
KNES497
(Perm Req)
Kinesiology Senior Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: A professional writing course with a minimum grade of C-; and must have completed 6 KNES core courses and 2 KNES option courses, all with a C- or higher; and must have completed STAT100 with a C- or better.
Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Kinesiology program; and permission of department.
Discussions of contemporary issues vital to the discipline, critiques of research in the student's area/areas of special interest, completion of a major project where the student will be asked to demonstrate the ability to carry out investigative processes in problem solving and critical writing under faculty direction.
LARC
Landscape Architecture Department Site
LARC471
(Perm Req)
Capstone Studio: Community Design
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: LARC440; and LARC470.
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in Landscape Architecture program.
A capstone experience that emphasizes the integration of critical thinking skills and methodologies introduced throughout the landscape architecture curriculum. Students apply design and analysis methodologies, evaluate alternative solutions, involve community residents and engage in final design development, using the master plan and site design process, report writing, and oral and graphic presentations. Final presentations are open to the university and the community.
Occassional field trips throughout the semester. Please see the instructor for details. Students must pay a $300.00 Landscape Architecture Fee.
MATH
Mathematics Department Site
MATH420
Mathematical Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH240, MATH461, MATH341); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH241, MATH340); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH246, MATH341); and minimum grade of C- in STAT400. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC106, CMSC131); or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Cross-listed with AMSC420.
Credit only granted for: AMSC420 or MATH420.
The course will develop skills in data-driven mathematical modeling through individual and group projects. Emphasis will be placed on both analytical and computational methods, and on effective oral and written presentation of results.
NFSC
Nutrition and Food Science Department Site
NFSC491
Professional Issues and Opportunities in Dietetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Minimum of C- in NFSC350 and permission of Nutrition and Food Science Dietetics program.
Corequisite: NFSC456.
Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program.
A capstone course for dietetics majors. Students will integrate knowledge and theory of nutrition, food, management, psychology, and social behaviors necessary to support quality dietetic practice. Working in teams, students will participate in case studies, simulated situations and community projects. Individuals and groups will present cases as well as papers on published research.
PLSC
Plant Sciences
PLSC460
Application of Knowledge in Plant Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: PLSC110 and PLSC111; or (PLSC112 and PLSC113); or PLSC201; or permission of instructor.
Recommended: ENGL393 and ENST200; and (PLSC389 or PLSC399).
Restriction: Senior standing or higher.
A capstone course based on interactions with plant science professionals and student-led class discussions. Students will apply their knowledge and experience to practical issues in the discipline, further develop critical thinking ability, and enhance their communication, teamwork, and professional skills. Topics will include nutrient management, integrated pest management, plant interactions with urban and rural ecosystems, planning of public grounds, plant biotechnology, and teaching skills.