Feb 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

The courses described below are listed in numerical order by discipline. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted. If laboratory periods are required they are indicated after the description. For example, the notation “3+1” indicates 3 class periods and 1 lab period per week.


Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • ECE 2100 - Circuit Analysis I

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 1000 . Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): MA 1210 .
    Resistive linear networks are studied including dependent and independent sources. The principal topics of study are: node and mesh techniques, source transformations, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, maximum power transfer, super position operational amplifiers, inductors, capacitors, and time response of first and second-order circuits. SPICE based circuit simulators are used for DC and transient circuit analysis. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 2200 - Circuit Analysis II

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2100 MA 1210 
    Circuits containing resistors, capacitors, self-inductance, mutual inductance, ideal transformers, independent and dependent sources are studied using phasor-domain methods. Three phase systems, power circuits, and maximum power transfer are introduced. Laplace transforms are used to analyze transfer functions. SPICE based simulations are used for transient and AC steady-state circuit analysis. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 2210 - Circuits Lab

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): ECE 2200 .
    This course introduces students to experimental practices in an electrical circuit laboratory. This course introduces students to common laboratory instruments, including the power supply, multimeter, oscilloscope, and signal generator.  Students will compare theoretical values, to both simulated and measured values.  Students will also learn to work in teams and with a partner, as well as how to communicate the results by writing laboratory reports. Credit(s): 1
  • ECE 2300 - Electronics I

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2100 
    Introduction to two-and three-terminal semiconductor devices including; junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors. DC analysis of transistor circuits to establish quiescent conditions is studied.  Design of bias stable transistors is discussed. The analysis and design of single and multi-stage amplifiers is studied in depth.   SPICE based circuit simulators are used to analyze circuits. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 2310 - Electronics Lab

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): ECE 2300 .
    This course covers applications using diodes and discrete transistors.  Students will design, simulate, build, and test voltage rectifiers and voltage regulators.  Experiments in DC biasing of transistors will be done. The course culminates in students designing, simulating, building, and testing single and multi-stage amplifiers. Credit(s): 1
  • ECE 3000 - Signals and Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2200 
    This course is a comprehensive introduction to analysis of continuous and discrete-time signals and systems. Definitions and properties, such as linearity, causality, time invariance, and stability are covered. The convolution integral, transfer functions and frequency response are used to determine system response. Hands-on projects such as feedback and control, communications, and signal processing are used to illustrate and integrate the various concepts. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3100 - Linear Controls

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2200 
    The application of signals-system concepts and mathematical techniques to the analysis of linear control systems. Interpretation and manipulation of block diagrams for closed loop control systems are introduced. Derivations, calculations, and approximations are used to obtain system performance measures, such as stability and steady state errors. Design of compensators (lead, lag, and lead-lag) and PID controllers using root locus and frequency response methods are emphasized. Simulation and analysis using MATLAB software is covered. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3200 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2200 MA 2200 
    The study of electromagnetic fields emphasizing forms of Maxwell’s equations of particular interest in engineering applications. The physical sources of electromagnetic fields and vector mathematics are reviewed. A review of static fields precedes the introduction of the concept of quasistatic fields. Quasistatic fields are related to lumped circuits. A brief review of phasor notation from AC circuit analysis is used to introduce time-harmonic electromagnetic fields. Wave solutions are developed for time-harmonic fields. Energy storage, power flow, and impedance are emphasized to provide a foundation for use of these concepts in various electrical engineering areas. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3300 - Electronics II

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2200 ECE 2300 
    The frequency response of single stage amplifiers is studied in depth.  Integrated circuit biasing using current mirrors is examined.  Introductory integrated circuit design is introduced.  The Darlington pair and the differential amplifier are discussed.  The design of a basic op-amp is examined.  The importance of op-amp parameters such as common mode rejection ratio, slew rate, and gain bandwidth product are discussed. SPICE based simulations are used to analyze circuits. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3400 - Programmable Logic Controllers & Lab

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2100  or EE 2050 .
    Students will be introduced to Logix5000 system components and functionality.  The use RSLogix 5000™ software to perform basic system networking and configuration tasks will be examined. Fundamental programming topics such as ladder logic configuration and setup will be presented to give students. These topics provide the necessary information for creating a program in the classroom that meets a set of functional specifications. Credit(s): 3 (2+1)
  • ECE 3500 - Digital System Design II

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2000 
    This course provides the necessary concepts in designing and prototyping of synchronous logic circuits. Topics include sequential logic, latches, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, and state machines.  Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3510 - Digital System Design II Lab

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3500 
    This course provides the necessary concepts in designing and prototyping of sequential logic circuits. Latches, flip-flops, counters, and registers will be used in this course. State machines will be examined. Credit(s): 1
  • ECE 3600 - Introduction to Electrical Communication Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3000 
    This course discusses topics such as transmission of signals, amplitude modulations and demodulations, frequency modulations and demodulations, phase modulations and demodulations, sampling and analog-to-digital conversion, and some applications of the sampling theorem such as Pulse Amplitude Modulation, Pulse Width Modulation and Pulse Code Modulation. Digital modulation schemes such Amplitude Shift Keying, Frequency Shift Keying, and Quadrature Amplitude are introduced. Bandwidth and signal to noise ratios are covered for each modulation scheme. Laboratory experiments and MATLAB experiments in analog and digital modulations and demodulations such as amplitude modulation and demodulation concepts, the relation between modulation index and bandwidth of FM, M-array communication systems, and Noise analysis in digital systems are conducted. Credit(s): 3 (2+1)
  • ECE 3700 - Embedded Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 1100 ECE 2000 
    This is an introductory course into embedded systems. The basic architecture of a microcontroller will be discussed.  A brief overview of assembly language will be given.  The primary focus of the course will involve using a middle to high level programming language to implement tasks on the microcontroller.  Inputs, outputs, analog to digital conversion, serial communication, and sensor connections will be studied in detail. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3800 - Solid State Electronics

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2300 MA 2200 
    Introduces concepts associated with semiconductor devices. Provides detailed insight into the internal workings of device structures such as pn-junction diode, Schottky diode, BJT, and MOSFET. Information regarding solar cells, LEDs, HBTs, and modern field-effect devices is presented.  Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 3900 - Integrated Circuit Design

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3300 ECE 3500 
    In this course students learn how to leverage the power and sophistication of the Tanner Mentor Graphics suite of tools to design, simulate, layout, verify and tape-out complex analog/digital integrated circuits. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4100 - Circuit Synthesis

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3300 ECE 3500 
    In this course students learn how to leverage the power and sophistication of the Tanner Mentor Graphics suite of tools to design, simulate, layout, verify and tape-out complex analog/digital integrated circuits. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4200 - Digital Signal Processing

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3000 
    This course presents the fundamentals of discreet-time signals, systems, and modern digital processing as well as applications for students in electrical and computer engineering, and computer science. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4300 - Digital Communication

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3600 
    This course discusses topics such as the performance of digital communication systems under noise, spectral analysis, spread spectrum communication, and digital communications under linearly distortive channels. Applications such as optimum filtering is discussed. Technologies related to spread spectrum communications such as frequency hopping (FHSS) and direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) are introduced. Applications to spread spectrum communication such as Bluetooth and code division multiple access (CDMA) are discussed. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4400 - Electrical Machines

    Prerequisite(s): PH 2300 ; ECE 2200 .
    Application of electromagnetic theory to electric machine analysis, design and operation. Emphasis is placed on mathematical description, electrical behavior, and operating characteristics of transformers and various rotating electrical machines, including dc machines, ac machines, and other motors.  Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4410 - Machines and Controls Lab

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3100 ECE 4400 
    This laboratory provides experimental support for the material covered in the senior year controls and machines classes. The laboratory covers the measurement and analysis of performance of electric motors and closed loop controls for a servomotor. In each experiment emphasizing motor characterization, the steady state rotation speed, output torque, and electrical-to-mechanical conversion efficiency are measured for a particular type of motor, such as series DC or induction. In each experiment emphasizing servomotor control, a gain in the closed loop (e.g. speed gain of the servoamp-motor-tachogenerator) and a system performance measure (e.g. steady state error) are determined for a particular type of control loop, such as position control or speed control.   Credit(s): 1
  • ECE 4500 - Power Electronics and Drives

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2300 
    The application of solid state electronics for control and conversion of electric power. The course concentrates on the analysis and application of semiconductor devices to power and control systems. Areas of study include: power semiconductor-diode rectifiers, thyristors (SCRs), bi-polar-junction transistors (BJTs), and metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). Single and three-phase converters and AC voltage controllers, buck and boost switch-mode regulators, switch-mode AC and DC power supplies and motor speed control. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4600 - Power System Analysis and Protection

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 2200 .
    A study of the transmission of electrical power from generators to loads, system components and system performance. Review of 3-phase power systems and their analysis, the per-unit concept, faults on power circuit, interrupting devices, system instrumentation, automatic protection system, and automatic generation control (AGC). Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4700 - Computer Architecture

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3500 
    A study of computer architecture from classical to advanced perspectives; characteristics of modern systems such as performance, instruction set design, data paths, pipelining, caching, memory management, I/O, and multi-processing. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4750 - Reconfigurable Computing

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3500 
    As digital systems and microprocessors have been occupied with more digital gates, using traditional design techniques such as schematic capture and graphical methods have become very time-consuming and tedious. In modern digital system design automation tools, design and debugging are implemented at higher level of abstraction using hardware design Languages (HDLs) instead of schematic-based design methodology such as ORCAD. Two popular HDLs are VHDL (Very high-speed integrated circuit Hardwar Design Language) and Verilog. This course exposes students to the design and verification of digital circuits at the register-transfer level of abstraction using VHDL. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4800 - VLSI Design

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 3500 
    This course provides a study of the CMOS inverter and logic gates which are the bread-and-butter topic of digital IC design. It also covers the techniques which are used to design digital systems based on the CMOS technology. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4850 - Parallel Programming with OpenMP

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 1100 ; Junior or Senior level standing.
    Advances in multicore processors have opened a new era for developers to replace their slow sequential applications with the faster parallel versions without any concern about hardware replacement expenses. Influenced by this new wave, this course provides an introduction to understanding and writing basic Parallel Programs using OpenMP which is one the most widely used application programming interfaces (APIs) for parallel programming. OpenMP expands the capabilities and features of most programming languages by parallelizing the sequential programs into faster parallel ones. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4900 - Machine Learning

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 1500 ECE 1100 ; Junior or Senior level standing.
    This course focuses on data analytics and machine learning techniques in MATLAB using functionality within Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox and Deep Learning Toolbox. The course demonstrates the use of unsupervised learning to discover features in large data sets and supervised learning to build predictive models. Examples and exercises highlight techniques for visualization and evaluation of results. Credit(s): 3
  • ECE 4960 - ECE Senior Project I

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2000 ; ECE 3000 ; Senior standing.
    The presentation of a design solution to an engineering problem. The design solution will involve the formal and creative application of mathematics, science, and electrical engineering theory. Students will aim to produce systems that will be safe, robust, cost-effective, technically sound solutions to the problem. Coursework will include: setting specifications, conceptual system design, subsystem analysis and characterization, consideration of environmental impact, equipment sourcing, and the production of technical documentation for the design. Credit(s): 2 (1+1)
  • ECE 4961 - ECE Senior Project II

    Prerequisite(s): ECE 4960 .
    The implementation of the design solution prepared in Senior Project I. The course will involve construction and test of the project hardware and software. The project concludes with a hardware demonstration and an oral presentation to engineering faculty. Credit(s): 2 (1+1)
  • ECE 4990 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and program chair of electrical and computer engineering.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of electrical and computer engineering. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 1-6

Emergency Response Management

  • ERM 1200 - Intro to Emergency Management

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1100 .
    This course provides an overview of historical and current status of the emergency management discipline. Topics include an introduction to areas of emergency management responsibility including risk assessment, mitigation, preparedness, communications, response and recovery. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 2000 - Incident Command Fundamentals

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 .
    This course provides an introductory view of the Incident Command System (ICS), with particular focus on the ICS functional areas, interaction within the functional areas, and a practical examination of the use of ICS at the local, state, and national levels. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 2100 - Disaster Response Operations & Management

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 .
    This course provides an overview of basic knowledge and skills necessary to address disaster relief and recovery efforts. Topics include disaster declaration, damage assessment, roles and responsibilities of emergency response agencies, managing relief efforts, and disaster response planning. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 2200 - Intro to Homeland Security

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 .
    Introduction to Homeland Security presents a framework for understanding the role Emergency Service Personnel play in today’s era of Homeland Security. The class will focus on events that led up to this new Homeland Security era, the relationship between national, state and local agencies, and specific strategies, operations and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future threats. Special emphasis is placed on understanding 9-11, the entire framework of Homeland Security in the United States and the unique issues faces by Emergency Service Personnel. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 3000 - Legal & Ethical Aspects of ERM

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 .
    This course examines legal issues related to emergency response and emergency management. Topics include: an overview of duty and liability issues regarding training, response, emergency vehicles, and emergency medical services; the legal authority government units; and ethical considerations in emergency response and emergency management. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 3100 - Risk Management

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 .
    This course covers risk management from the public health, environmental risk, and emergency management perspectives. Students will explore vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies for natural disasters and man-made events. Students will also study risk response and control strategies as well as risk assurance and reporting. This course explains how risk management is an important component of emergency preparedness and overall emergency response management. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 3200 - Financial System for Emergency Mgmt

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 1200 ; BA 2010 ; MA 1025 .
    This course includes an introduction to private and public financial systems, relevant basic financial concepts, budgeting in private and public sectors, an examination of financial tools and their application to significant events, and managing grant applications in public and private sectors. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 4000 - Emergency Planning

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 3200 .
    This course provides an overview of the proactive and reactive aspects of emergency planning, and on the need for partnerships among federal, state, and local governmental agencies as well as among public and community sectors. Credit(s): 3
  • ERM 4900 - Emergency Management Capstone

    Prerequisite(s): ERM 2100 ; ERM 3100 ; ERM 4000 .
    In this course students will build upon what they have learned throughout their course work in emergency response management, integrating the theory, knowledge and practitioner insights they have gained through their studies. Students will demonstrate their skills and knowledge by analyzing a series of historical and recent case studies, and evaluate the policy options that officials are facing today, in addition to future approaches in ERM. These cases will focus on the basic framework and resources needed for effective disaster and emergency response management. Credit(s): 3


  • EGR 1500 - Computer Programming for Engineers

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1090  with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
    Engineering problem solving. Fundamentals of programming. Control structures and data files. Modular programming with functions. Arrays. Advanced topics. Review of some basic numerical problem-solving techniques, such as interpolation, solution of non-linear equations in one variable and solution of systems of linear equations. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 1600 - Engineering Problem Solving

    Prerequisite(s): None.

    This course will provide a solid foundation in fundamental skills needed for beginning engineering students to academically succeed and be professionally prepared for challenges in a technologically changing world. This course will prepare students for an engineering career by providing opportunities to apply mathematics to solve engineering problems, acquire team working skills, practice written and verbal communication skills, enhance problem solving and design skills, and use a computer as a tool for analysis, design and communication. Credit(s): 3

  • EGR 1710 - Engineering Graphics and Design

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): MA 1010 .
    Introduction to the engineering profession and design. Development of the design process and communication skills. Principles of engineering graphics and computer-aided-design. Group projects. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 2000 - Engineering Communication

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272  with a grade of C or better.
    This course develops two significant engineering communication skill sets: effective technical writing and effective oral presentations. Each student will create technical documents (such as work instructions and user manuals) and a technical paper suitable for publication in an engineering journal. Throughout the course, students will make oral presentations concluding with software-based capstone presentations of their technical papers. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 2600 - Materials Science

    Prerequisite(s): CH 1000  or CH 1220 ; PH 1100  or PH 1300 .
    The mechanical, electrical, optical, thermal and magnetic properties of engineering materials; structure of matter; crystalline structure and imperfections; environmental effects; selection of materials in design. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 2650 - Manufacturing Processes

    Prerequisite(s): CH 1000  or CH 1220 PH 1100  or PH 1300 .
    An introduction to the many processes used in manufacturing. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 2710 - GD&T

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 3600  with a grade C or better.
    Use 2D or 3D CAD system to create and dimension engineering drawings based on ASME Yl 4.5(M). A wide range of GD&T symbols and their meaning, the importance of datum planes, and the computation of tolerance stack-ups. Measure parts and compare to the GD&T information on the engineering drawing to determine if a part meets the drawing specifications.  Credit(s): 3 (2+1)
  • EGR 3410 - Statistical Quality Analysis I

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1030 ; Sophomore standing.
    Cost of quality, problem solving tools, descriptive statistics, normal distributions, and variable control charts. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 3420 - Statistical Quality Analysis II

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1030  or MA 1090  or equivalent; Sophomore standing.
    Probability theory, discrete distributions, attribute control charts, sampling, statistical tests, regression analysis, analysis of variance, factorial experiments, reliability, TQM, FMEAs and control plans. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 3430 - Applied Probability & Statistics

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1100  or MA 1200 .
    Probability theory, distribution functions, acceptance sampling, normal distribution, chi square distribution, statistical tests, analysis of variance, regression analysis. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 3600 - CAD I-Parametric Modeling

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 1710  with grade C or better; MA 1030  or equivalent.
    This course is based on 3D CAD modeling procedures including: layers, curves, entities, design features, surface features, and assemblies. Design projects will focus on practical applications. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 4400 - Professional Practice

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1030 ; ENG 1252 .
    A study of the concepts and methods required to make design and planning decisions, including capital investment decision making, time-value of money, equivalence, multiple alternatives, replacement criteria, and cost of capital depreciation. Professional engineering ethics and interaction with government, industry, and related agencies. Computer applications. Credit(s): 3
  • EGR 4820 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Prerequisite(s): Junior/Senior standing.
    Integrates multi-disciplinary technologies through analysis, design, and use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Provides an understanding of automation technology including Computer Numerical Control (CNC), robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Introduction to manufacturing management systems, manpower, and materials. Scheduled laboratory. Credit(s): 2 (1+1)
  • EGR 4950 - Engineering Internship

    Prerequisite(s): IIT 2000 . Permission of Faculty Advisor.
    This course combines industry experience and knowledge gained in the classroom. The student will serve as an engineering team member of a company. The student will complete the required internship tasks as specified by the company. Course may be taken more than once. Credit(s): 1-3
  • EGR 4990 - Special Topics in Engineering

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean of the College of Engineering.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of Engineering. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 1-6

Engineering Mechanics

  • EM 2010 - Statics

    Prerequisite(s): PH 1300 . Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): MA 1210 .
    Forces and moments of a force; resultants; couples; equivalent force systems; two-and-three-dimensional equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; centroids; concentrated and distributed loading; trusses; friction; moments of inertia. Computer applications. Credit(s): 3
  • EM 2020 - Dynamics

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 ; EM 2010  with a grade of C or better.
    This course is intended to give students an understanding of both the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. The topics include: kinematics of particles; kinetics of particles; Newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum; systems of particle; kinematics of rigid bodies; plane motion of rigid bodies; forces and accelerations; energy; momentum. Credit(s): 3
  • EM 2040 - Applied Statics

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1055 PH 1100  both with a C or better.
    Open to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering students only. Study of forces on bodies at rest and on moving bodies. Vector algebra, forces in two and three dimensions, free-body diagrams, equilibrium, centroids and center of gravity, friction and moment of inertia, and work/energy methods.  Credit(s): 3
  • EM 2050 - Applied Statics and Strength of Materials

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1055 PH 1100  both with a C or better.
    Theory and application of the mechanics of rigid bodies in equilibrium; mechanical properties of materials; stress and strain; torsion; shear force and bending moments; beam deflection; beam design. Credit(s): 3
  • EM 2700 - 3D CAD Parametric Modeling

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 1710  with a grade of C or higher; MA 1030  or equivalent.
    This course is based on 3D CAD modeling procedures including layers, curves, entities, design features, surface features, and assemblies. Design projects will focus on practical applications. It is intended to give students a working knowledge of the use of commercially available software modeling and design of engineering components.  Credit(s): 3
  • EM 3100 - Mechanics of Materials

    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 ; EM 2010  with a grade of C or better.
    Stress and strain concepts on various planes of a loaded member, principal stresses and Mohr’s circle, thin-walled pressure vessels; shear, moments and torsion and resulting stresses; deflections in beams and buckling of columns. Credit(s): 3
  • EM 3150 - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): EM 3100 .
    Experimental studies of the mechanical properties of materials and structural elements. Credit(s): 1
  • EM 3500 - Fluid Mechanics

    Prerequisite(s): MA 2100  or MA 2300 . Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): EM 2020 .
    Fluid statics and dynamics. Laminar and turbulent flows. Use of the equations of motion in the study of fluid flows. Dimensional analysis. Design of pipe networks. Introduction to Boundary Layer Theory. Compressible flow. Credit(s): 3
  • EM 3550 - Fluid Mechanics Lab

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): EM 3500 .
    Experimental studies of fluids at rest and in motion. Pressurized and open channel flow. Credit(s): 1
  • EM 3700 - Mechanical Vibrations

    Prerequisite(s): MA 2100  or MA 2300 ; EM 2020 EM 3100 .  
    Undamped and damped, free and forced vibrations, design applications, equivalent damping, transient vibrations, systems with more than one degree of freedom, natural frequencies, principle modes, methods of finding natural frequencies, vibration isolation design. Computer applications. Credit(s): 3


  • ENG 1000 - Introduction to College Reading

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    This course is designed to increase accuracy and speed of comprehension in all types of college-level reading, including textbooks, scholarly articles and literary works. In addition, this course emphasizes the elements of standard written English, including grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph building. The course culminates in an essay of at least 500 words. College credit awarded, but will not be applied toward degree requirements. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 1100 - Introduction to College Writing

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENG 1100 or completion of ENG 1000  with grade C or better.
    This course requires students to engage in sustained reading and writing practices. Students will read a variety of texts and write a number of short essays. College credit awarded, but will not be applied toward degree requirements. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 1252 - Argumentative Writing

    Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENG 1252 or completion of ENG 1000  and ENG 1100  (if required by placement) with grade C or better.
    Introduction to argumentation. Students explore arguments, implicit and explicit, that communicate essential features of a life of significance and worth. Emphasis on developing thoughts and organization. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 1272 - Analytical Writing

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1252  with a C or better.
    Introduction to analyzing texts for genre and structure. Students explore the conventions, style, and values of writing in a variety of academic and professional situations. Emphasis on process writing and elements of style. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 2322 - Research Writing

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272  with grade C or better.
    Application of analysis and argument through research projects. Students undertake primary and secondary research to experience writing as a process that transforms thought. Emphasis on information literacy and rhetorical adaptability. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 2400 - Grantwriting

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272  with a grade of C or higher.
    Includes information and practice in finding potential sources of grant support, interpreting grant program guidelines, understanding how funding agencies operate charitable giving programs, and properly arranging the components of a typical grant proposal. Learners will find out how to research corporations, private foundations and other funding organizations and will be required to develop an actual grant proposal. Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 2990 - Special Topics in English

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of English. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 1-6

Exercise Science

  • ES 1000 - Introduction to Exercise Science

    Prerequisite(s): Exercise Science Majors Only.
    This is an entry level course in the field of exercise science. This course emphasizes preparation and paths for a diversity of careers in the field of exercise. Students will be introduced to professional organizations, journals, and certifications in exercise science related disciplines. Appropriate communication with clients and patients will also be introduced. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 1115 - Teaching Physical Activity & Sport

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Students will develop personal skills, learn basic rules, and focus on teaching progressions, developing lesson and unit plans, analyzing skills, and selecting appropriate skill tests for specific individual, dual, team sports, and dance.   Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2000 - Issues in Personal and Public Health

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    This course introduces issues in current personal and community health through the examination of causes and solutions to modern health problems. Basic epidemiological principles will be introduced. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2200 - Stress Management

    Prerequisite(s): Exercise Science and Recreation Therapy majors only.
    An introduction to the approaches to stress management. Both cognitive skills and relaxation techniques for the intention of treating or preventing the physical symptoms of stress will be covered. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2210 - Principles of Fitness and Nutrition

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    A course with a focus on the values of physical activity, assessing fitness needs, measuring results, and the relationship between nutrition and health. The scientific rationale of exercise and proper nutrition for all ages will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2500 - Group Exercise Instruction

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; Exercise Science majors only.
    Development of leadership skills and knowledge necessary for design and application of group exercise instruction. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2600 - Fitness & Recreation Field Experience

    Prerequisite(s): REC 1200 .
    One hundred twenty hours of field experience in an approved youth fitness or recreation setting.  Emphasis will be place on leadership roles within youth fitness and recreation organizations.  Students will participate in activities designed to relate theory with practice. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2605 - Practicum in Strength and Conditioning

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2710 ; BIO 2720  both with a grade of C or higher; Exercise Science majors only.
    An introduction to the study of Olympic lifts, core training, functional warm-ups, and speed drills. The focus will be on how to properly perform each exercise, how to identify errors in performance, and how to provide instructions to correct errors in form. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 2750 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2710 .
    An introduction of athletic-related injury. Discussion of the methods of prevention, immediate care, and treatment of athletic-related injuries and illnesses will be explored. Strategies for the prevention and subsequent care of athletic injury will be explored. Credit(s): 2
  • ES 2990 - Special Topics in Exercise Science

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of exercise science. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 1-6
  • ES 2999 - Field Experience

    Prerequisite(s): ES 1000 ; BIO 2730 /BIO 2740  all with a grade of C or higher.
    Students will participate in 120 hours of practical work in an approved placement. The purpose of this field experience is to guide the student in building connections between theory and practice. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3000 - Fitness Assessment in Exercise Science

    Prerequisite(s): ES 3730  with a grade of C or higher. Exercise science students may only repeat once.
    A laboratory based introduction to the basic physiological and methodological aspects of fitness assessment. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3200 - Community Health

    Prerequisite(s): ES 2000 ; Junior standing; Exercise Science majors only.
    A survey of occupational and environmental health. An introduction to toxicology, policy development, risk assessment, and the effects of urban development on health will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3300 - Worksite Health

    Prerequisite(s): ES 2000 ; Junior standing; Exercise Science majors only.
    The components of building a successful worksite health promotion program will be explored. Included will be the development, implementation, and evaluation of worksite health promotion programs. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3400 - Health Promotion Programming

    Prerequisite(s): ES 2000 ; Junior standing; Exercise Science majors only.
    An introduction to the basic principles of development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs. Basic health and lifestyle risk factors and the interventions associated with these risk factors will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3410 - Biomechanics

    Prerequisite(s): Fitness & Recreation majors: BIO 1110  with a grade of C or higher. Exercise Science majors: PH 1100  or PH 1300 BIO 2730 /BIO 2740  all with a grade of C or higher.
    An introduction to the muscular control of the body and the mechanics of body and implement control. Students will become familiar with the musculoskeletal system as it relates to the movement, physical activity and exercise performance as well as examine body mechanics and movement technique across developmental levels. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3700 - Motor Learning & Development

    Prerequisite(s): Exercise Science majors: ES 3410  with a grade of C or better. Fitness & Recreation majors: BIO 1110  with a grade of C or higher.
    This course will present the theories of growth, development, and maturation. This course also focuses on the study of the acquisition of psychomotor skill and neuromuscular function in the control of movement. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3730 - Exercise Physiology

    Prerequisite(s): Fitness & Recreation majors: BIO 1110  with a grade of C or higher. Exercise Science majors: BIO 2710 ; BIO 2730  both with a grade of C or higher.
    A study of the major physiological systems of the human body and its acute and chronic responses to exercise. Energy systems of exercise, physiological support systems, exercise prescription, and methods of physical training are addressed. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3740 - Fitness Assessment in Exercise Science

    Prerequisite or co-requisite(s): ES 3730  with a grade of C or higher.
    A series of experiments designed to achieve competency in physical assessments, procedures, and instruments typically used in exercise science. Proper communication with potential patients and clients will also be covered. Credit(s): 4
  • ES 3850 - Exercise Principles and Programming I

    Prerequisite(s): ES 3730  with a grade of C or higher.
    This course is the study of the essentials of training and conditioning for practitioners. The course will cover the following:  biomechanics of exercise, rehabilitation, bioenergetics of training, resistance training, modifications to exercise plans for older adults and children, as well as proper warm-ups. It will also prepare students for certification with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Credit(s): 3
  • ES 3900 - Exercise Principles and Programming II

    Prerequisite(s): ES 3850  with a grade of C or higher.
    This course is the study of the essentials of training and conditioning for practitioners. The course will cover the following:  aerobic exercise prescription, resistance training, speed training, and plyometric training. It will also prepare students for certification with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4000 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

    Prerequisite(s): ES 3730  with a grade of C or higher.
    A study of practical information on exercise for persons with a wide range of special diseases and disabilities. An overview of each unique physiology, effects of the condition on the exercise response, effects of exercise training on the condition, and recommendations for exercise testing and programming is presented in a selected topics format. Students will examine clinical exercise testing and prescription relative to disease of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and immunologic systems. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4010 - First Aid, CPR and AED

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    This course will teach the student how to recognize an emergency and how to respond. The student will be prepared to make appropriate decisions regarding first aid care and how to provide care for injuries or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Upon completion of this course, student will be eligible for American Red Cross Certification in Infant, Child and Adult First Aid, CPR and AED.  Credit(s): 1
  • ES 4100 - Basic Interpretation of ECG

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 2730 /BIO 2740 ; ES 3730 .
    The theory and skills that are required to perform, process, and explain electrocardiography and holter monitoring will be explained. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4200 - Nutrition for the Physically Active

    Prerequisite(s): HSC 1200 ; ES 3730  both with a grade of C or higher.
    Nutritional requirements for the active individual and athletes. Topics of study will include carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, mineral and water requirements of active populations, as well as the use of nutritional ergogenic aids for performance enhancement. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4800 - Administration of Physical Education

    Prerequisite(s): ES 2600 .
     A course with the focus on the role of the physical educator/coach and the development of administrative skills. Students will learn to coordinate their programs with community wellness agencies and services. Policies, procedures, and practices and identification of key constituents and stakeholders will be discussed. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4810 - Adapted Physical Education

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    A course that will introduce the student to the adapted physical education paradigm and discuss adapted programs and techniques for students with developmental delays and/or cognitive and physical disabilities. Students will be introduced to the individual education plan and the legal aspects of adapted physical education and inclusion. Specific conditions commonly seen in the adapted physical education will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • ES 4820 - Exercise Science Research I

    Prerequisite(s): ES 3730 ; ES 3740  both with a grade of C or higher; Senior standing; Exercise Science majors only.
    This two-semester series requires students to plan and conduct a research project in exercise science. Students will work on literature review development, planning the research project, creation on informed consent documents, and data collection. Credit(s): 5

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