Mar 05, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
  • ECE 3570 - Computer Architecture


    Structural organization and hardware design of digital computers. Processing and control units, arithmetic algorithms, input-output systems, and memory systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: CS 2230 or ECE 2510.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 3610 - Electromagnetic Fields


    Static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields, plane waves, guided waves, transmission lines, radiation and antennas.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2100; MATH 3740; PHYS 2070.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (4 - 0)
  
  • ECE 3710 - Linear Systems


    Systems and their models, state variable formulation. Stability and performance of feedback systems and their analysis in the s-plane. Root locus methods. Analysis and synthesis of sampled-data linear feedback control systems. This course is cross-listed as ME 1710.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3100.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 3800 - Probabilistic Methods of Signal and System Analysis


    Introduction to probability, random variables, random processes, correlation functions, spectral density, response of linear systems to random inputs, optimum linear systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3100.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECE 4200 - Power Electronics


    Analysis and design of industrial electronic systems, power sources, motor controls, timing and sequencing circuits.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2500, ECE 3200, ECE 3300.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 4300 - Electrical Power Systems


    Transmission lines, network analysis, load flow, system faults, fault calculation, transients, and system stability.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3300 or taken concurrently.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 4500 - Digital Electronics


    The electrical and logic aspects of digital integrated circuits and their applications. Transistor-level design and simulation of digital electronic circuits.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2210, ECE 2500, and ECE 3570.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
    When Offered: Spring
  
  • ECE 4510 - Microcontroller Applications


    Hardware and software design of real-time embedded microcontroller systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2210, ECE 2510.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 3)
    When Offered: Fall and Summer I
  
  • ECE 4550 - Digital Signal Processing


    Introduction to discrete time systems. Z-transforms. Discrete Fourier transforms and Fast Fourier transforms. Design and implementation of digital filters. Statistical methods, optimal filters and error analysis.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3800.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 4600 - Communication Systems


    Introduction to digital and analog communication systems. Design constraints of noise and bandwidth, comparison of various modulation techniques, and statistical methods. Information and channel capacity.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3800.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 4700 - Feedback Systems


    Design principles of linear and non-linear feedback systems in both the frequency and time domain.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 3710.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 4710 - Motion and Control


    Analysis and implementation of linear closed-loop motion control systems containing electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components. Analytical and experimental development of models for components and systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ME 3600 or ECE 3710.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Cross-Listed: ME 4710
  
  • ECE 4810 - Electrical/Computer Engineering Design I


    First of a two-semester sequence on engineering design in which students work in teams on approved design projects. A preliminary design is expected at the conclusion of this course. This course, along with ECE 4820, are approved as writing-intensive courses which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 3160, ECE 2510, and any one of ECE 3200 or 3300 or 3550 or 4510.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (1 - 3)
  
  • ECE 4820 - Electrical/Computer Engineering Design II


    Senior electrical/computer engineering design project. A continuation of ECE 481. A formal written report and a formal presentation is required at the end of the semester. This course, along with ECE 481, are approved as writing-intensive courses which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 4810.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (0 - 6)
  
  • ECE 4900 - Independent Research and Development


    Individual research or special project in Electrical/Computer Engineering. Open only to juniors and seniors having the approval of the faculty member under whom the student will work and the approval of the department chair. Students may register more than once, not to exceed 4 hours.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

  
  • ECE 4950 - Topics in Electrical/Computer Engineering


    A specialized course dealing with some particular area of electrical/computer engineering not included in other course offerings. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

  
  • ECE 4980 - Readings in Electrical/Computer Engineering


    A course in which advanced students may elect to pursue a program of readings in areas of special interest.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work and consent of department chair.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

  
  • ECE 5150 - Real-Time Computing


    Characterizing, modeling, and specifying real-time systems. Software life cycle. Designing and programming sequential and concurrent real-time systems. Scheduling. Distributed real-time computing. Engineering case studies using C++/Ada.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering only. Senior undergraduates may take this course with departmental approval.

  
  • ECE 5200 - Power Electronics: Dynamics and Control


    Basic, transformer isolated and resonant switchmode converter topologies. Steady-state analysis, large-signal, small-signal modeling and analysis, state-space and discrete-time models. Magnetics, transformers, control techniques and power conditioning of converters. PWM control. Advanced application areas: electric drives, power systems - HVDC, FACTS and STATCOM. New materials - Galium arsenide (GaAs), polytypes of silicon carbide (SiC), and gallium nitrate (GaN).

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5210 - Surface Mount Technology Design


    This course will focus on two major areas of electronic design. First, we will study effective implementation of circuit board designs to address the technical issues in Surface Mount Technology (SMT). The second area will include a study of solid-state devices and digital circuits. Technical discussions will explore advantages and disadvantages of SMT, SMT processes and equipment, design tools and guidelines, internal circuit structure and device operation, and defect analysis.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5240 - Introduction to VLSI Technology


    A course in VLSI semiconductor devices, modern CMOS technology, crystal growth, fabrication, and basic properties of silicon wafers. It will focus on lithography, thermal oxidation, (Si/Si)2, interface, dopant diffusion, ion implantation, thin film deposition, etching, and back-end technology.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5410 - Electronic Instrumentation


    Analysis of instrumentation systems including basic instrumentation concepts, dynamic analysis of instruments, transducers, classical analog methods, digital methods and application.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 5450 - Micro Electro Mechanical Systems


    This course introduces students to rapidly emerging, multi-disciplinary, and exciting field of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). It will teach fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication. Skills needed for the design and analysis of devices and systems in mechanical, electrical, fluidic, and thermal energy/signal domains, and will teach nasic techniques for multi-domain analysis (e.g., electromechanical, electrothermal). Fundamentals of sensing and transductionmechanisms (i.e. conversion of non-electronic signals to electronic signals), including capacitive and piezoresistive techniques, and design and analysis of micromachined miniature sensors and actuators using these techniques will be covered. Many examples of existing devices and their applications will be reviewed.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate students only.
    When Offered: Fall
  
  • ECE 5510 - Application Specific Integrated Circuit Design


    Design, analysis and implementation of application-specific circuits (ASIC.) Emphasis will be placed on programmable design (including field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and programmable logic devices (PLD). Semi-custom design will also be discussed and full-custom design will be briefly introduced. Introduction to contemporary CAD systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 3500 and ECE 3550.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5520 - Switching and Finite Automata Theory


    Introduction to the theory and application of switching theory and automata theory. Sets, relations, functions. Boolean and combinational functional composition and optimization. Finite automata theory. Automata composition and optimization. Regular sets and recognizers. Fault tolerance.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2500 and CS 5540.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5530 - Microcontroller Applications


    This course is intended to give graduate students and seniors the ability to specify, design, and test real-time embedded microcontroller systems.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ECE 5550 - Digital Signal Processing


    Discrete-time signals and systems, time and frequency domain representations. Structures of discrete-time systems and digital filters. DFT and FFT methods of special analysis and estimation. Discrete Hilbert Transforms and multidimensional signal processing.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECE 5570 - Design of Reconfigurable Digital Machines


    Introduction to hardware design languages. Modeling and simulation using VHDL. Advanced design techniques for digital machines based on Field Programmable Gate Arrays and Complex Programmable Logic Devices. System design with on-line reprogrammable FPGAs.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5600 - Time-Varying Fields


    Electrodynamics, Maxwell’s equations, Boundary value problems and solutions of Helmholtz Equation in different coordinate systems, Green’s functions, transmission lines and wave guides. Introduction to perturbational and variational methods.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduate may take this course with department approval.

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECE 5640 - Communication Systems


    Introduction to digital and analog communication systems. Design constraints of noise and bandwidth, comparison of various modulation techniques, and statistical methods. Information and channel capacity.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in ECE.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Open to Graduate students only.
  
  • ECE 5700 - Digital Control Systems


    State variable technique, controllability and observability, digital control system design with state or output feedback, maximum principle, optimal linear regulator - deterministic, and stochastic state observers.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECE 5710 - State Space Control Systems


    An introduction to the state-space representation of linear system. As such, familiarity with the classical Laplace transform techniques will be assumed but not emphasized. Instead, time–domain analysis of differential equations on linear systems will be performed.  This course forms the basis upon which modern electrical engineering is founded.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ECE 5730 - Foundations of Neural Networks


    Biological and artificial neural networks from an electrical and computer engineering perspective. Neuron anatomy. Electrical signaling, learning, and memory in biological neural networks. Development of neural network circuit models. Artificial neural systems including multilayer feedforward neural networks, Hopfield networks, and associative memories. Electronic implementations and engineering applications of neural networks.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take the course with departmental approval.

  
  • ECE 5800 - System Modeling and Simulation


    This is a first course in the principles of mathematical modeling of stochastic and deterministic systems. It will focus on analytical models, mathematical rigor and computer simulation of problems. Students will simulate a number of systems using appropriate stochastic and deterministic models using a computer. This course is cross-listed as ME 5800.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

  
  • ECE 5850 - Mechatronics


    A course in fundamentals of motion control, primarily as it is applied to robotics. Students will learn the basics of control systems as applied to multiaxis servo systems. Appropriate time will be devoted to develop a sound basis in the electro-mechanical discipline. This course is cross-listed with ME 5850.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Senior undergraduates may take this course with department approval.

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECE 5900 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar


    Students research, present, and discuss topics in electrical and computer engineering. Presentation(s) by faculty and/or external engineering and scientific experts on electrical and computer engineering theory and practice.

    Credits: 1 hour

    Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students majoring in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

  
  • ECE 5950 - Introduction to Advanced Topics


    To introduce students to advanced topics in electrical/computer engineering not included in other course offerings. May be taken more than once up to six hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CENM, EENM, or ELCD admission.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)
  
  • ECON 1000 - Economics for Elementary Education


    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of fundamental economic concepts that are the building blocks of the fields of microeconomics and macroeconomics. These are necessary for understanding and analyzing problems from an economic perspective.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: This course cannot be used by Economics majors or minors to satisfy requirements.
    When Offered: Spring
  
  • ECON 1070 - Economic Issues in the U.S. Today


    A nontechnical examination of contemporary economic issues in the United States, such as unemployment, inflation, the environment, crime, education, health care, and taxation. This course cannot be used to satisfy major or minor requirements in Economics.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 1080 - Contemporary International Economic Issues


    A nontechnical economic approach to understanding important contemporary international issues and problems. This course focuses on topics such as international trade, finance, populations, migration, agriculture, the environment, and developing and transitional economies. This course cannot be used to satisfy major or minor program requirements in Economics.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics


    An introduction to microeconomics, the study of the price system and resource allocation, problems of monopoly, and the role of government in regulating and supplementing the price system.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    An introduction to macroeconomics, the study of total output and employment, inflation, economic growth, and introduction to international trade and development. For students who plan to take both ECON 2010 and ECON 2020, it is preferable to take ECON 2010 before taking ECON 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3040 - The Organization of Industries


    This course examines the various ways in which the organization of industries affects pricing and other business behavior and more generally, competition and resource allocation. The topics covered will include the theory of competitive markets, the theory of monopoly and the theories of oligopoly. The course will address the policy implications of various horizontal and vertical agreements among firms in industries.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II
  
  • ECON 3050 - History of Economic Thought


    This course surveys the origins and subsequent development of economic analysis from the ancient Greeks to the present.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and ECON 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: This course is approved as a writing-intensive course that fulfills the baccalaureate-level writing requirement.
    When Offered: Fall every other year
  
  • ECON 3090 - Women and the Economy


    This course studies the role of women in the economy, both in the labor force and the household, and women’s economic status. Topics covered include gender discrimination, the feminization of poverty, and the effects of public policies on the economic status of women. Prerequisite: ECON 1070, 1080, 2010, or 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3100 - Labor Economics


    An analysis of the nature and underlying causes of the problems facing the worker in modern economic society. Includes an examination of unions, collective bargaining, labor legislation, wages, unemployment and economic insecurity.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3190 - Environmental Economics


    The study of economic aspects of environmental problems. Benefit-cost analysis is introduced and applied to problems in the management of air, water and other natural resources. Environmental problems of selected industries—including transportation and electric power—economic growth, population and environmental quality are analyzed.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3200 - Money and Banking


    An analysis of the role of money and its impact on the economy-on inflation, unemployment, interest rates, income, and foreign exchange. The operations and relationships of commercial banks and the Federal Reserve are examined.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and ECON 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3240 - Public Finance


    Practices, effects, and policy issues in federal government budgeting, spending, taxation, borrowing and debt, with particular attention to individual and corporate income taxation.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • ECON 3450 - Business, Government, and Society


    This course examines the interrelationships among business, government and society. The course attempts to provide insights into how, when and why government policy towards business firms can either benefit or harm society. Topics covered include antitrust policies, economic regulation and social regulation.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II
  
  • ECON 3800 - International Economics


    A study of the fundamentals of international trade and related problems, with special reference to the implications of the international economic policies of the United States both for the economy and for the firm.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and ECON 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3870 - Studies in Asian Economies


    The course concentrates on the study of the Japanese, Chinese, and Indian economic systems. These models are then applied as a basis of comparison to other Asian economies.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 1070, 1080, 2010, or 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3880 - African Economies


    This course provides students with an understanding of the crucial role of culture and tradition in shaping the economic evolution of African nations. It is intended for undergraduate majors and minors in African Studies, Black Americana Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, international business, and other undergraduate students interested in comparative economic and cross-cultural issues focused on Africa.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 1070, 1080, 2010, or 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 3890 - Latin American Economies


    An examination of the economic problems and challenges of the Latin American region. Topics covered include structure and performance of the Latin American economies, the industrialization process, economic integration, stabilization programs, and capital formation.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 1070, 1080, 2010, or 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ECON 4000 - Managerial Economics


    An introductory examination of the application of tools of economic analysis to management problems and decision making. The basic concepts include marginalism and cost analysis, demand pricing, capital budgeting, and selected optimality models.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and MATH 1160.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 4020 - Introductory Economic Statistics


    An introduction to statistical methods and techniques used in the acquisition and analysis of economic data. Data acquisition topics include collection and preparation techniques, survey design and sampling. Students will be familiarized with several government and private economic data sets and their strengths and weaknesses. Data analysis topics emphasize statistical methods used to analyze economic data such as descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010, ECON 2020, MATH 1180 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • ECON 4030 - Intermediate Microeconomics


    An examination of microeconomic theory, with emphasis on the theory of consumer behavior (the derivation of the demand curve), the theory of the firm and factor pricing.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 4060 - Intermediate Macroeconomics


    An examination of macroeconomic theory with particular emphasis on business cycles, economic growth, and price level instability. The interplay between theory and policy is analyzed.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 2020

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 4090 - Econometrics


    Instruction is given on the design and conduct of economic research and the analysis of economic data. Each student designs a research project drawing upon economics courses already taken by the student. In addition to examinations, the student conducts in-depth research, gives an oral report, and submits a written report.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 4020 or STAT 2160, ECON 4030, ECON 4060, or equivalents.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • ECON 4840 - Comparative Economic Systems


    The economic institutions and conditions of capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, and the cooperative movement are critically examined as to ideology and actual operation. This course is approved as a writing-intensive course which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020, or consent of instructor.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall every other year
  
  • ECON 5030 - Economic Computing


    This course provides students with basic skills needed for gaining access to economics databases and for using data management programs on personal and mainframe computers. It provides instruction and lab experience in transferring files and performing operations widely employed by economists.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 4030, 4060, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall
  
  • ECON 5040 - Mathematics for Economists


    This course presents the mathematical material necessary as background for the topics covered in graduate-level economics courses. Topics covered include differential calculus, optimization, comparative statics, and mathematical programming. These techniques are applied to selected economic problems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020, MATH 1220 or consent of instructor.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall
  
  • ECON 5880 - Economic Development


    An analysis of the economic factors such as population, resources, innovation and capital formation which affect economic growth. Selected underdeveloped areas will be studied to understand the cultural patterns and economic reasons for lack of development and the steps necessary to promote economic progress.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall
  
  • ECON 5910 - Guest Economist Seminar


    Seminar series on a topic of current interest featuring invited visiting economists. Topics will vary and courses may be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

    Credits: 1 hour

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 5920 - Guest Economist Seminar


    Seminar series on a topic of current interest featuring invited visiting economists. Topics will vary and courses may be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

    Credits: 1 hour

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ECON 5980 - Readings in Economics


    An independent program of study for qualified advanced students to be arranged in consultation with the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chairperson.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

    Notes: Undergraduate students wishing to take 5000-level courses must be of junior or senior standing and have 12 or more credit hours of economics or the consent of the department chairperson.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 2300 - The Nature of Creativity


    This course explores the nature of creativity - its processes, its products, its characteristics, its values, and its relationship to human beings and society. Growth in aesthetic sensitivity, personal interaction, self-confidence, and ability to solve problems creatively are the objectives of this course.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Open to all students.
  
  • ED 2500 - Human Development


    This course traces the psychological and social development of human beings from conception through adolescence. Consideration is given to those factors which facilitate or inhibit normal progress in the areas of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and moral development. Attention is also given to the development of the self-concept for purpose of helping students to become more aware of themselves and of their relationships with others. Students are required to observe human beings at different stages of development in a variety of cultural settings.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 2600 - The Cognitive Development of the Child


    This course focuses on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the child, birth through 12 years. Special attention is given to cognitive development viewed in a Piagetian framework. Applications to the teaching of language arts are emphasized.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • ED 3000 - Adolescent Development and School Learning


    This course examines adolescence as a contemporary socio-anthropological phenomenon. Students will trace the bio-psycho-social development of adolescents with emphasis on the analysis of cognitive and motivational theories related to school learning. Special consideration will be given to opportunities for self-reflection as well as examining the needs of diverse learners.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ES 2000 and admission to Secondary Education program.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 3030 - Organization and Management in Education


    Students will study the organizational and management challenges that secondary teachers face. Students will engage in a critical examination of current school and classroom organization and management models, methods, and strategies in middle and high schools.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ED 3000, LS 3010, and ED 3020.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ED 3090 - Educational Psychology of Early Childhood


    This course will develop an understanding of how children learn, from birth through early adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on the learning styles of young children, aged 0 through 9. Emphasis will be placed on major learning theories, on the growth of positive self-concepts, and on the cognitive styles of these age levels. Students will examine the effects of cultural and gender differences and of discrimination on learning.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Professional Education minor.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 3100 - Educational Psychology of Childhood


    This course will develop an understanding of how children learn, from birth through early adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on major learning theories, on the growth of positive self-concepts, and on the cognitive styles of these age levels. Students will examine the effects of cultural and gender differences and of discrimination on learning.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to professional program in education.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 3500 - Young Children, Their Families, and Their Society


    A study of the effects of family, peer group, and society on the development of young children. Emphasis will be placed on family styles and child-rearing practices and their effects on learning and other behavior. Family constellations, the learning of sex roles, the effects of divorce, and similar phenomena will be studied. Consideration will be given to the effect of cultural and subcultural differences on early childhood development and students will look at the contemporary American scene as it affects young children.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ED 3090

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 3690 - Early Childhood Classroom Organization and Management


    Students will examine and apply recent research on effective classroom management, concentrating on such variables as time on task; appropriate choice of group structures and direct instruction; the management of time, space, and materials; and the analysis of classroom interactions. Students will design, implement, and evaluate an integrated curriculum and will learn management principles designed to minimize “discipline problems.” Micro-teaching experiences and a supervised teaching practicum will give each student the opportunity to apply research on effective teaching and to become an effective classroom manager. Emphasis will be placed on organization and management in early childhood classrooms and on appropriate learning experiences for young children. Requires a minimum of one (1) day per week participation in a classroom.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ED 3090; admission to the Early Childhood minor.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 3710 - Elementary Classroom Organization and Management


    Students will examine and apply recent research on effective classroom management, concentrating on such variables as time on task; appropriate choice of group structures and direct instruction; the management of time, space, and materials; and the analysis of classroom interactions. Students will design, implement, and evaluate an integrated curriculum and will learn management principles designed to minimize “discipline problems.” Micro-teaching experiences and a supervised teaching practicum will give each student the opportunity to apply research on effective teaching and to become an effective classroom manager. Requires a minimum of one (1) day per week participation in a classroom.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ED 3090 or ED 3100.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 3980 - Special Studies in Education


    With variable topics and variable credit, this course is designed for undergraduates who, by virtue of their special interest or concerns, find it desirable to pursue in greater depth topics or problems related to children’s educational development. The course will be offered under the following conditions: (1) that a written outline of the offering be approved by the Department Chairperson, and (2) that prior arrangement be made with a faculty member. The course offers variable credit from one through six semester hours. Students may repeat the course so long as topics differ. Each offering of 3980: Special Studies in Education, will be given an appropriate subtitle, which will be listed on the student’s official transcript. Students may earn up to three hours of credit for any given subtitle. No more than six hours of ED 3980 may be applied toward meeting professional program requirements.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

  
  • ED 3990 - Field Experience (Community Participation)


    A program of independent study combining academic work in education with social, environmental, civic or political fieldwork. Prerequisites: A written outline of the student’s project, approved by a faculty supervisor, and approval from the office of the dean.

    Credits: 2 to 8 hours

  
  • ED 4010 - Teaching Elementary School Science


    Designed to introduce students to a sampling of the elementary school science program. Emphasis will be given to the exploration of science programs, techniques, philosophies, and teaching strategies that are currently being used in the elementary school science classroom.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ED 3090 or ED 3100 and all science courses.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 4060 - Instructional Design and Methodology in Secondary Education


    This course is designed to prepare students to face the challenges of planning, implementing, and assessing instruction. Emphasis is placed on developing meaningful unit and lesson plans that consider the needs of all learners, as well as instructional tasks that will engage learners. Finally, students will examine the assessment process, with attention to designing appropriate assessment strategies.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ED 3000 and Secondary Education major(s) only. Corequisite: LS 4050.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Notes: Requires participation in a secondary school classroom.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 4070 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies


    This course is designed to help students understand the role of social studies in the elementary school; gain insight into important considerations in the selection of content, skills, and attitudes; and discover how to guide and assess the learning of children in this field. Planning social studies experiences and ways of working with individuals, groups, and the total class will be emphasized. Multicultural and non-sexist content and strategies will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ED 3090 or ED 3100; and twelve (12) hours of social science courses.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 4090 - Seminar in Early Childhood Education


    The seminar will be directly related to the students’ early childhood education classroom experiences; it will further the students’ practical understanding of research on effective teaching and effective schools, help to refine techniques of effective classroom management and curriculum design and enhance students’ sense of their own teaching style. The seminar will build the students’ self-image as professionals as they are encouraged to take professional responsibility and to practice professional ethics. Must be taken concurrently with ED 4700.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II
  
  • ED 4100 - Seminar in Education


    The seminar will be directly related to the students’ classroom experiences; it will further the students’ practical understanding of research on effective teaching and effective schools, help to refine their techniques of effective classroom management and curriculum design, and enhance the students’ sense of their own teaching style. The seminar will build the students’ self-images as professionals as they are encouraged to take professional responsibility and to practice professional ethics. It is in the seminar that the ongoing Teaching Portfolio will be completed and reviewed by a faculty committee. Must be taken concurrently with ED 4700 or ED 4710 or ED 4750, depending on program.

    Credits: 1 to 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 4300 - Creativity in the Elementary Classroom


    A synthesis of the principles developed in the creative arts as applied to teaching and learning at the elementary school level. Emphasis is placed on the integration of creative processes in elementary school curriculum and instruction, on the teacher as problem- solver, and on the creation of structures, which accommodate individualization of instruction and creative problem solving in children.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: LS 3780 or ED 3780 and completion of six (6) credit hours in fine arts.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 4500 - Pre-Internship in Elementary Education


    This capstone course, required of all students in the Elementary Professional Education minor, will afford students classroom teaching and observation experiences on a regular basis. In addition to the required pre-internship of two half-days per week, students will meet in a seminar with their faculty supervisor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: LS 3790, ED 4010, ED 4070, and MATH 3520; any/all of these may be taken concurrently.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: Graded on a credit/no credit (pass/fail) basis.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 4700 - Intern Teaching: Early Childhood


    Only for seniors who have been admitted to teacher education. This internship is required a semester or session prior to the full semester internship. This experience consists of five half-days per week in a fall or spring semester or five full days per week in a summer session in a pre-kindergarten program. Students will synthesize the knowledge, apply the understandings, and practice the skills which they acquired during University course work. They will participate in all phases of the school program where they are assigned. To be undertaken concurrently with ED 4090.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Program requirements must be completed prior to Intern Teaching.

    Credits: 5 hours

    Notes: Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II
  
  • ED 4710 - Intern Teaching: Elementary/Middle School


    Only for seniors who have been admitted to teacher education and completed all their professional studies courses. This will be the final field experience consisting of five days per week in an educational setting. Students will synthesize the knowledge, apply the understandings, and practice the skills which they acquired during their University course work. They will participate in all phases of the school program where they are assigned. To be taken concurrently with ED 4100. Prerequisites: All other courses and program requirements must be completed prior to Intern Teaching.

    Credits: 5, 8, or 10 hours

    Notes: Credit/No Credit only.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 4750 - Intern Teaching: Middle School/Secondary


    Students devote a minimum of five days per week for one semester to intern teaching. They are expected to have experience in both the curricular and extra curricular programs of the school in which they teach.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: All other courses and program requirements must be completed prior to intern teaching.

    Credits: 5 or 10 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • ED 5000 - In-service Professional Development I


    This course develops specific professional skills related to current school responsibilities of teachers and other school personnel. Final course outcomes need to have demonstrated application to the classroom/workplace.

    Credits: 1 hour

    Notes: May be repeated, credit hours may be applied to teacher certification programs with approval of the Teacher Certification office.
  
  • ED 5010 - In-Service Professional Development II


    This course develops specific professional skills over an extended period of time related to current school responsibilities of teachers and other school personnel. Final course outcomes need to be demonstrated application to the classroom/workplace. May be repeated, but only three credit hours may be applied to graduate programs within the department. Topics included in department program must be approved in advance of registration by the program advisor.

    Credits: 2 to 3 hours

  
  • ED 5020 - Curriculum Workshop


    Opportunity provided for teachers, supervisors, and administrators in selected school systems to develop programs of curriculum improvement. This may include short-term offerings to resolve a particular curricular problem, as well as long-range curriculum studies. A wide variety of resources is used for instructional purposes, including several specialists, library and laboratory facilities, field trips, audiovisual materials, and the like. Each offering of 5020: Curriculum Workshop, will be given an appropriate subtitle, which will be listed on the student’s official transcript. Students may earn up to three hours of credit for any given subtitle. No more than six hours of ED 5020 may be applied toward a Master’s degree.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

  
  • ED 5050 - The Adult Learner


    This course will provide an in-depth look at the learning adult from age 22 to death with emphasis on human variability, unique learning style, and characteristics of the adult learner. Theories of adult learning, studies of intelligence and memory, and learning capabilities and motivation as prerequisite for high-level well-being and problem solving will be studied.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ED 5750 - Administration of Child Development Centers


    Examination of day care and preschool regulations and/or requirements and knowledge of administrative materials and duties in providing optimum growth for young children. Includes management, planning, and organizing child development centers.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Cross-Listed: FCS 5750
    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I
  
  • ED 5980 - Selected Reading in Education


    Designed for highly qualified students who wish to study in-depth some aspect of their field of specialization under a member of the departmental staff.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Written consent of departmental advisor and instructor.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

  
  • EDT 3470 - Technology for Elementary Education


    An introduction to the contributions of instructional technology to learning and teaching in elementary education. The course will provide a survey of critical use of technology appropriate for elementary education and will enable students to acquire basic skills in producing and using computers, video, and other instructional technologies in educational applications.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • EDT 5030 - Educational Technology Academy


    This course is designed to permit students to update knowledge and skills in current educational technology and apply this learning for use in educational programs for students in pre-kindergarten through college programs. Such applications include methods of using computers, digital design, video and audiovisual technologies in literacy development, content area programs, instructional management, and the arts, as well as others appropriate to preservice and inservice professions. Participation in the course presumes subject matter knowledge and basic computer literacy on the part of the students. Final course outcomes include application of material to the classroom/workplace. These ETA offerings bring students with specific needs, instructors with unique expertise and facilities with appropriate resources together for intensive and highly-focused learning experiences. May be repeated.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

  
  • EDT 5400 - Introduction to Computing and Technology for Productivity


    This course is a basic introduction to computing and technology for productivity software. Designed for the beginning computer user, this course covers necessary information for the student to operate successfully a computer and other technology devices (CD-ROM, laserdisc player, etc.). Operation includes running programs, accessing information, data manipulation, and publication. A variety of computer software programs that enhance personal productivity will be presented. Students will be provided with basic “hands-on” activities with many different software applications. Upon completing this course, the student will have a solid understanding of computer components and terminology. The student will be aware of the various types and purposes of software for learning and productivity and will be able to evaluate educational software for classroom application.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EDT 5410 - Telecommunications for Teaching and Learning


    The course focuses on the implementation of telecommunications for teaching and learning. Telecommunication technologies widely used in the field of education and emerging technologies will be presented. Students enrolled in this course will learn to operate various telecommunication tools to support their own personal productivity, teaching, and instruction. Students will also be equipped with skills necessary to review studies pertaining to the application of technology in education. Many of the telecommunication methods presented in this course will be used to deliver the course material.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EDT 5420 - Teaching with Technology: Design and Development for Learning


    This course focuses on the design, development, and integration of educational technology methods for teaching, learning, and personal productivity. This course provides an overview of learning theory and instructional design principles related to the development of educational technology programs. A review of the theory of individual learning styles and application of technology will be presented. Upon completion of this course, students will possess knowledge in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction through the implementation of various technologies. Students will design and develop educational technology products (computer based, hypermedia/multimedia, WWW, etc.) based upon learning theory and instructional design principles.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EDT 5500 - Photography and Multimedia Workshop


    Intended to sharpen visual perception while improving technical skills, this laboratory course emphasizes the photographic process as a creative and expressive medium of visual communication in educational situations. Using digital photographic equipment, students are expected to produce new photographic images, edit the images using common computer editing tools, and publish the images using common desktop publishing, desktop presentation, and multimedia software for group critique. Each student will be required to find access to appropriate photographic/multimedia equipment and software.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

    Notes: May be repeated up to a total of six credits.
 

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