2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 03, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(BUAD) Business Administration (205)

  
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    BUAD 493 - Independent Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Comment(s): Restricted to majors in the Haslam College of Business.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BUAD 497 - Honors Thesis

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Supervised thesis research.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 317.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to the Haslam College of Business’s Smith Global Leadership Scholars Program.
  
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    BUAD 499 - Special Topics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Seminar covering special topics in business.

    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.

(BULW) Business Law (216)

  
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    BULW 301 - Legal Environment of Business

    2 Credit Hours
    Survey of legal and ethical topics affecting business. Coverage includes legal and business ethics; dispute resolution mechanisms; and substantive and procedural law of regulation, torts, contracts, property, business associations, and employer/employee relations.

    Registration Restriction(s): Haslam College of Business or Herbert College of Agriculture majors and minimum of 45 completed credit hours.

(CBE) Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (223)

  
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    CBE 201 - Material and Energy Balances

    4 Credit Hours
    Steady-state and transient material and energy balances in chemical and biomolecular systems. Introduction to flowsheet software.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 and Chemistry 130.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 231.
  
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    CBE 235 - Fundamentals of Molecular Bioengineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Summary of principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics from an engineering and applied science perspective. Examples of biologically-based molecular technologies and analysis and manipulation of living systems for technological applications.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or 158 and Chemistry 130 or 138.
  
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    CBE 240 - Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

    4 Credit Hours
    Force, energy and mechanical energy balances; flow in tubes, piping systems, packed and fluidized beds; pumping and metering; steady and unsteady state heat conduction; heat transfer in tubes and heat exchangers; radiation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or 158 and Chemistry 130 or 138.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 241.
  
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    CBE 250 - Application of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics

    4 Credit Hours
    Basic concepts related to engineering applications of thermodynamics to the chemical and biomolecular industries; emphasis on flow processes, real gases and liquids, protein synthesis and hydration, estimation of physical properties, phase equilibria of industrial chemical and pharmaceutical processes, and chemical reaction equilibria including biomolecular applications.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or 158 and Chemistry 130 or 138.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 241.
  
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    CBE 301 - Application of Numerical and Statistical Techniques in Chemical Engineering

    4 Credit Hours
    Numerical methods for regression, integration, solution for systems of linear/nonlinear algebraic and differential equations for applications to chemical engineering problems; statistical methods for probabilities, expectations, sampling, and estimation for applications to chemical engineering problems.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250; or consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 320 - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory I

    3 Credit Hours
    Experiments in unit operations such as pumps, heat exchangers, reactors, distillation columns and fermenters. Application of the principles of transport phenomena. 

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 301 and 350.
  
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    CBE 340 - Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

    3 Credit Hours
    Stagewise operation. Application of analytical, graphical, and computer methods to design of stagewise separatory operations. Differential operations application of analytical and computer methods to the design of diffusive processes. Applications include gas absorption, stripping, binary distillation, and extraction.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250.
    Registration Restriction(s): 2.3 GPA.
  
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    CBE 350 - Chemical and Bioengineering Reactor Fundamentals

    4 Credit Hours
    Homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction kinetics; idealized homogeneous reactor models, both for closed and flow systems; analysis of batch reactor data; multiple reactions; non-isothermal reactions.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250.
  
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    CBE 360 - Process Dynamics and Control

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to process modeling and industrial control system design. Mathematical tools for characterizing dynamic behavior of processes. Theory and practice of operating and controlling such systems.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): Mathematics 231.
    Registration Restriction(s): 2.3 GPA.
  
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    CBE 380 - Seminar

    1 Credit Hours
    Presentation and discussion of topics in the practice of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 201, 240, and 250.
  
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    CBE 394 - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Co-op

    1 Credit Hours
    Co-op experiences in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Technical report writing and presentations.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 401 - Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Fundamentals

    2 Credit Hours
    Programmatic review of a broad series of topics covered in the chemical engineering curriculum. Emphasis is on problem-solving strategies and solution methodology.

    Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 350, 445, and 480.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 488 or 490.
  
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    CBE 407 - Honors Seminar

    1 Credit Hours
    Presentations and discussions on topics of importance to chemical and biomolecular engineers.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 415 - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory II

    3 Credit Hours
    Solve open-ended problems in chemical engineering laboratory environment. Incorporate principles of design of experiments and simulation tools in design and analysis.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320 and 340; English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 301 and 350.
    Registration Restriction(s): Chemical engineering major; 2.3 GPA.
  
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    CBE 425 - Chemical and Biomolecular Process Economics

    3 Credit Hours
    Concepts and methods of cost estimating, debt and equity financing, discounted cash flow methods, and estimation of product manufacturing costs. Includes case studies and the use of computer methods for financial and sensitivity analysis.

  
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    CBE 445 - Separation Process Technology for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Process Industries

    3 Credit Hours
    Multicomponent distillation, theory and computer simulations; specialized technologies, including membrane separation, crystallization, adsorption, and chromatography.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340 and 360.
  
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    CBE 447 - Honors: Transport Phenomena

    3 Credit Hours
    Overview of momentum, heat and mass transfer processes, the analogies, differential and macroscopic balances, applications involving molecular diffusion, including simultaneous mass transfer and chemical reaction.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 455 - Elements of Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-disciplinary course, an upper level continuation of 350, focuses on biocatalyst development for industrial biotechnology. The course covers synergistic approaches of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to design complex cellular metabolisms to solve challenging problems related to health, energy, and environment with integration of state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques.

    (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 555.)
    Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 455 and 555.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340, 350, and 360.
  
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    CBE 457 - Engineering Entrepreneurship

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Mechanical Engineering 457.)
  
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    CBE 467 - Honors: Engineering Internship in Process Control

    4 Credit Hours
    Selected students work in small groups on industrial problems in process dynamics and control. Directed by faculty and engineers from host company.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 360.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 475 - Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Course at the interface of chemical engineering, biomolecular engineering, environmental engineering, microbiology, and biochemistry, highlighting the use of microbial and molecular bioprocesses at industrial scale. Topics include analysis of enzymatic reactions, biodegradation/wastewater treatment, analysis of basic bioreactor systems, biosensors, and biomolecular immobilization methods.

  
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    CBE 480 - Equipment Design and Economic Methods

    3 Credit Hours
    Design, optimization, and costing of chemical and biochemical plant equipment. Introduction to economic evaluation methods, capital investment, discounted cash flows, and net present value.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340, 360, and Chemistry 260.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 445.
  
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    CBE 481 - Green Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Principles and practical aspects of the design, commercialization, and use of processes and products for determining their feasibility and economic potential while minimizing the generation of pollution at the source and risk to human health and environment.

    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 483 - Introduction to Reliability Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Industrial Engineering 483.)
  
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    CBE 484 - Introduction to Maintainability Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Industrial Engineering 484.)
  
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    CBE 488 - Honors: Design Internship in Green Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Selected students work in small groups to address the prevention of industrial pollution through improved design of chemical and biochemical processes. Directed by faculty and engineers from a host company.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 445 and 480.
    Comment(s): May be substituted for 490 with departmental approval.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 490 - Process Design and Economic Analysis

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of process information into an integrated chemical or biochemical plant design. Process specifications, capital investment, operating costs, and economic feasibility. Computer simulation of final plant design.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 445 and 480.
  
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    CBE 494 - Special Problems in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Advanced topics in water resources engineering with an emphasis on system analysis, modeling, and design. Topics include water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, pump stations, hydrologic reservoir/stream flow routing, probability and risk/uncertainty analysis for flood control, and hydropower generation.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CBE 498 - Honors Thesis

    3 Credit Hours
    Research on problems related to recent developments in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

(CCI) Communication and Information (248)

  
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    CCI 150 - Communication in an Information Age

    3 Credit Hours
    Overview of human, mass, and mediated communication. Introduction to finding, organizing, and evaluating information.


(CE) Civil Engineering (254)

  
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    CE 205 - Professional Development I

    2 Credit Hours
    Introduction to civil engineering specialties, history, and achievements. Professional responsibility, communication, and organizations.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC) (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 151 or 157; and English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering majors; minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    CE 210 - Geomatics

    4 Credit Hours
    Introduction to the measurement, representation, analysis, management, retrieval, and display of spatial data concerning both the earth’s physical features and the built environment. Covers land and construction surveying, controls, error analysis, use of CADD, and an introduction to global positioning systems (GPS) and geographical information systems (GIS) used in civil engineering.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering majors; minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    CE 262 - Structural Mechanics

    4 Credit Hours
    Fundamentals of structural mechanics including reactions, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, axially loaded members, centroids and area moments of inertia, normal and shear stresses in beams, influence lines, Mohr’s Circle, and torsion.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Mechanical Engineering 202.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering majors.
  
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    CE 300 - CADD Applications in Civil Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Essentials of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software to create construction drawings of roads, foundations, buildings, piping, and earthwork plans, as well as flow charts, and project scheduling diagrams. Applications in civil engineering and construction mostly 2-D applications with limited exposure to 3-D applications. Computer intensive course.

    Contact Hour Distribution: Two hours and 1 lab.
    Recommended Background: Computer proficiency.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil engineering majors; minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    CE 305 - Professional Development II

    2 Credit Hours
    Legal and ethical responsibilities, continuous improvement, career planning, business and public policy concepts, and leadership.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 205.
  
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    CE 309 - Applied Professional Responsibility

    1 Credit Hours
    Introduction to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the primary civil engineering professional society, and interaction with the local branch and state section of the ASCE. This class provides a framework for the participation in professional practice activities, service to the community, and educational outreach. These activities may be coordinated through the Student Chapter of ASCE, through the department, through the college, or through other approved groups. May include participation in the annual ASCE Regional Student Chapter Conference.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Credit Restriction: May not be used as credit toward graduation.
    Registration Restriction(s): Tickle College of Engineering majors; minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    CE 310 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Introduction to laboratory report writing, design of experimental/testing programs, and fundamental lab and field testing for civil and environmental engineers.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 205 and 262.
  
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    CE 311 - Smart Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Investigation of engineering concepts that impact the sustainable design of civil and environmental infrastructure critical for smart communities in an on-site study abroad course. Topics of the course include sustainability metrics, life cycle assessment, urban sustainability, smart transportation, environmental sustainability, low-impact development, resource recovery, influence of local culture, and sustainable energy systems.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or 158 or consent of instructor.
  
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    CE 321 - Materials of Construction

    3 Credit Hours
    A study of the physical and mechanical properties of materials used in construction including aggregates, cements, concretes, masonry, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and wood; the behavior of materials and structures under load; and material testing standards.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
  
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    CE 331 - Geotechnical Engineering I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to soil properties and mechanics including phase relationship and soil classification, moisture compaction relationships, two dimensional seepage analysis, and effective stress in layered strata, consolidation theory, time rate and settlement, shear strength, stress increase with depth due to surface loads, bearing capacity of strip foundations, lateral earth pressures and analysis of homogeneous slopes with linear failure surface.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
    (DE) Corequisite(s): 310.
  
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    CE 340 - Construction Engineering and Management I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to construction management concepts including developing an understanding of the goals and objectives of various construction stakeholders, delivery and procurement methods, types of construction contracts, planning, quality assurance and control, health and safety, estimating and scheduling.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 300 or permission of instructor.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and nuclear engineering majors; minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CE 355 - Transportation Engineering I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to traffic demand, transportation planning, traffic flow relationships, geometric design, transportation safety, traffic control devices, queuing analysis, and multimodal transportation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or 158.
    Recommended Background: 210.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering majors; minimum student level – sophomore.
  
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    CE 371 - Structural Engineering I

    3 Credit Hours
    Selection of rolled structural beams. Design of structural steel members for axial tension and compression loads, reinforced concrete beams. Use of standard specifications.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
  
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    CE 381 - Environmental Engineering I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to drinking water treatment and distribution systems, wastewater treatment and collection systems, air pollution, solid/hazardous waste, and environmental regulations.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 391 and Chemistry 130.
  
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    CE 391 - Water Resources Engineering I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introductory coverage of water resources engineering including fluid properties; conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; hydraulics (flow measurement, pressure pipe, and open channels); and hydrology (hydrologic cycle, groundwater flow, and rainfall-runoff estimation).

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Engineering Fundamentals 152 or Engineering Fundamentals 158.
    (DE) Corequisite(s): 262 or Mechanical Engineering 202; and Mathematics 231 or Mathematics 237.
  
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    CE 399S - Senior Design I

    1 Credit Hours
    The course will introduce students to the concepts of design problem definition, effort scheduling and planning, and development of a scope of work for applications in the design phase of a typical civil engineering project. Students will work to develop and initiate project design effort in preparation for the Senior Design Project course. Pre-planning efforts (such as data collection, site investigations, client interactions, refinement of scope of work, etc.) will be performed per project needs. Additional lessons will focus on team cooperation, communication with clients, and other professional skills necessary for successful project management during the design phase.

    Comment(s): Must be taken the semester prior to CE 400.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    CE 400 - Senior Design II

    3 Credit Hours
    Open-ended, comprehensive project emphasizing team approach to design process. Includes engineering analysis and design, construction-ready drawings, technical engineering report writing, and various design project components typical of those faced by practicing civil engineers. Must be taken during the term of graduation. Summer graduates must take the course during their last preceding term.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 399S.
  
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    CE 401 - Review of Engineering Fundamentals

    2 Credit Hours
    Review of selected topics covered on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Emphasis is on those topics relating to civil and environmental engineering. Must be taken during either of the final two terms prior to graduation.

    Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering majors; minimum student level – senior.
  
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    CE 405 - Professional Practice

    1 Credit Hours
    Academic credit for engineering experience conducted through the Tickle College of Engineering’s Office of Professional Practice.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
  
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    CE 407 - Honors Undergraduate Research

    3 Credit Hours
    Research in problems related to recent developments in civil and environmental engineering.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Civil and environmental engineering major; 3.25 GPA.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CE 409 - Special Topics

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Recent developments and current practice in civil and environmental engineering through field internship and/or self-study.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor and department head.
  
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    CE 430 - Geotechnical Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Topics include site exploration and characterization, review of consolidation and shear strength, advanced concepts in consolidation and shear strength, bearing capacity of rectangular foundations and mats subjected to concentric and eccentric loading, stress influence factors and principle of super position, shallow foundation settlements in clays and sands, advanced concepts in lateral earth pressures and earth retaining structures, slope stability, shallow and deep foundation design, reinforced concrete design of shallow foundations.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 331.
  
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    CE 432 - Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

    1 Credit Hours
    Series of laboratories designed to teach practical and theoretical aspects of moisture-compaction relationship, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Virtual experiments prior to physical laboratory will also be incorporated for relevant material.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 310 and 430.
  
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    CE 437 - Honors: Geotechnical Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 430 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 331.
  
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    CE 441 - Construction Engineering and Management II

    3 Credit Hours
    Fundamental calculations and case studies associated with construction methods and equipment including selection, productivity, and operations.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340.
  
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    CE 448 - Honors: Construction Engineering and Management II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 441 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 340.
  
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    CE 455 - Transportation Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Integrating transportation engineering principles into design of multimodal transportation systems, including overview of transportation design tools often utilized in the industry. Analysis of geometric design and operations management strategies to improve safety and performance; including design for non-motorized and public transport, intelligent transportation systems, signal systems, and simulation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 355.
  
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    CE 456 - Transportation Engineering Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Applying transportation principles to transportation operations and planning problems. Includes data collection techniques and analysis and application of transportation analysis software to model transportation systems.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 310 and 455.
  
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    CE 458 - Honors: Transportation Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 455 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 355.
  
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    CE 461 - Structural Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Analysis of structural elements including loads, shears and moments, composite beams, column buckling, deflections of beams, frames, and trusses, vertical and lateral load-resisting systems, analysis of indeterminate structures by moment distribution, stiffness, and approximate methods.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
  
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    CE 462 - Analysis of Framed Structures

    3 Credit Hours
    Vertical and lateral force resisting systems. Gravity loads due to dead, live, and snow loads. Lateral loads due to earthquake and wind. Use of computer in structural analysis. Building modeling and analysis.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 461.
  
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    CE 463 - Structural Behavior Measurement

    1 Credit Hours
    Investigation of structural behavior through laboratory experiments of structural elements, systems, and materials.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 310.
  
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    CE 467 - Honors: Structural Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 461 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 262.
  
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    CE 472 - Steel Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Design of plate girders and composite beams. Consideration of members subjected to combined stresses. Design of a typical framed building including connections.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 371.
  
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    CE 474 - Reinforced Concrete Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Design of continuous beams, floor slabs, columns with combined axial loads and bending, and footings. Design for torsion.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 371.
  
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    CE 481 - Environmental Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Theory and design of drinking water treatment and distribution systems, and wastewater treatment and collection systems.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 381.
  
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    CE 482 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory

    1 Credit Hours
    Laboratory methods and interpretation of results for physical, chemical, and biological analysis of water and wastewater.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 381.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 310.
  
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    CE 485 - Principles of Hydrogeology

    3 Credit Hours
    (See Geology 485.)
  
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    CE 487 - Honors: Environmental Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 481 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 300 and 381.
  
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    CE 494 - Water Resources Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Advanced topics in water resources engineering with an emphasis on system analysis, modeling, and design. Topics include water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, pump stations, hydrologic reservoir/stream flow routing, probability and risk/uncertainty analysis for flood control, and hydropower generation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 391.
  
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    CE 495 - Hydrology

    3 Credit Hours
    The hydrologic cycle and key physical processes defined, i.e., precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, runoff, infiltration, and groundwater. Concepts introduced include unit hydrograph, statistics, design storms, and flow routing fundamentals. Tools for hydrological measurement, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation; and applications for water resources management are discussed.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 391 or Aerospace Engineering 341.
  
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    CE 496 - Water Resources Engineering Laboratory

    1 Credit Hours
    Design and analysis of hydraulic and hydrologic experiments including laboratory exercises on basic fluid properties, hydrostatic pressure, flow behavior in porous media, pipe flow headlosses, open channel flow, fluid flow measurement in pressurized pipe and open channels, and pump analysis.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 310 and 494.
  
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    CE 497 - Honors: Water Resources Engineering II

    3 Credit Hours
    Same as 494 with additional honors project.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 391.
  
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    CE 498 - Honors: Hydrology

    3 Credit Hours
    The hydrologic cycle and key physical processes defined, i.e., precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, runoff, infiltration, and groundwater. Concepts introduced include unit hydrograph, statistics, design storms, and flow routing fundamentals. Tools for hydrological measurement, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation; and applications for water resources management are discussed. Honors will include computational modeling assignments.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 391 or Aerospace Engineering 341.

(CEM) Comparative and Experimental Medicine

  
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    CEM 411 - Undergraduate Research Participation

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Experience in active biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty. Students in pre-medicine, biology, and related majors may conduct research projects within designated areas.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated with consent. Maximum 9 hours.
    Comment(s): Contact coordinator prior to registering for class.

(CFS) Child and Family Studies (245)

  
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    CFS 106 - Introduction to ECE

    3 Credit Hours
    History of early childhood education programs, practices, and policies. Overview of children’s development and behavior. Introduction of application of developmental theory to curriculum development and classroom methods. Summary of current early childhood education issues and research. Introduction of impact of family, schools, and community on children’s learning. Readings, observations, colloquy, and exposure to a broad spectrum of early childhood education professionals.

  
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    CFS 210 - Human Development

    3 Credit Hours
    Conception through adulthood in various social/ecological contexts. Interrelationships among various aspects of development – physical, cognitive, emotional, social. Normative and non-normative development.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (SS)
    Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only.
  
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    CFS 211 - Development in Infancy and Childhood

    3 Credit Hours
    Development from conception through middle childhood in various ecological contexts. Interrelationships among cognitive, emotional, social, and biological aspects of ontogeny. Normative and non-normative development. Includes observation.

  
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    CFS 213 - Development in Adolescence and Adulthood

    3 Credit Hours
    Development from adolescence through adulthood in various ecological contexts. Interrelationships among cognitive, emotional, social, and biological aspects of ontogeny. Normative and non-normative development. Includes observation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 211.
  
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    CFS 220 - Marriage and Family: Roles and Relationships

    3 Credit Hours
    Emerging and declining roles. Changing relationships among family members across the life cycle from various theoretical approaches. Impact of gender roles on marital relationships. Marital quality, power, decision-making, communications, conflict management, and combining work-family roles.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (SS)
  
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    CFS 240 - Human Sexuality

    3 Credit Hours
    Sexuality through cultural, social, familial, and psychological factors.

  
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    CFS 320 - Family Interaction

    3 Credit Hours
    Dynamics of family interactions and influences of diversity, including parent-child relations, development of parenting skills, and intrafamily verbal and nonverbal communication processes, patterns, and problems.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 345 - Family Resource Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Theory and application of managerial functioning in family settings. Analysis of goals, resource use, information systems, and constraints within families. Observation and analysis of diverse family practices.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 350 - Early Childhood Education I: Environments for Children

    4 Credit Hours
    Classroom management, behavior guidance, organization of day care environments, communication, interpersonal skills, interaction with children, and child stress reduction.

    Contact Hour Distribution: Includes laboratory participation.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 106 and 211.
  
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    CFS 351 - Early Childhood Education II: Curricula and Program Development for Young Children

    4 Credit Hours
    Planning effective early-learning programs for young children. Relating knowledge of children’s growth and development to appropriate experiences in art, music, number, logic, media, and physical knowledge. Planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities.

    Contact Hour Distribution: Includes laboratory participation.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 350.
  
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    CFS 353 - Reading, Language, and Literacy

    3 Credit Hours
    Theory and methods for creating learning environments for the development of language, emergent literacy, and reading and writing skills from infancy through eight years.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 350.
  
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    CFS 360 - Family Stress

    3 Credit Hours
    Family’s response to stressful circumstances. Skills for intervention into family systems. Violence, abuse, divorce, illness, and death.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 385 - Diversity Among Children and Families

    3 Credit Hours
    Social class, race, ethnicity, culture, and religion are studied singly and in combination with gender and disabilities as shapers of the life chances and opportunities of individuals, children, and families.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 395 - Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic research methods and statistics for child/human development, family studies, early childhood education, and related fields. Sampling, measurement, design, and data analysis. Quantitative and qualitative methods; natural and contrived settings; and principles for understanding research that impact children and families.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 405 - Development of Professional Skills

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of interpersonal and other professional skills, along with ethical guidelines, needed for working with children, families, and other professionals from diverse backgrounds.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC) (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
    Registration Restriction(s): Child and family studies major; minimum student level – junior.
  
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    CFS 422 - Early Childhood Teaching Methods

    6 Credit Hours
    Fundamentals of teaching language arts, math, science, and social studies through a holistic, integrative approach to early childhood education. Focus on grades K-3. Includes field experience.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 351.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to teacher education.
  
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    CFS 423 - PreK-K Teaching Methods

    6 Credit Hours
    The knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become an inquiry-based, reflective practitioner who is a teacher of young children (birth through six years of age), in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. Involves lecture and field placement components.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 350.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to teacher education.
  
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    CFS 440 - Family Life and Parent Education

    3 Credit Hours
    Emphasis on skills required to develop family life education programs implemented in community settings. Overview of current approaches to the process of parenting and parent education programs.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 320.
    Registration Permission: Child and family studies majors only.
  
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    CFS 445 - Teaching in Kindergarten

    3 Credit Hours
    Curriculum planning, classroom organization, and management practices for teaching young children. Relationship of kindergarten to total elementary school.

    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to teacher education.
  
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    CFS 460 - Directed Study in Child and Family Studies

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Individual learning experience arranged for students under supervision of faculty.

    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic is different. Maximum 6 hours.
    Recommended Background: 9 hours in child and family studies.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    CFS 470 - Practicum: Pre-K Teaching

    6-12 Credit Hours
    Responsibility for planning and guiding groups of infants, toddlers, or preschoolers under supervision of a classroom teacher and coordinator. Includes weekly seminar.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: Not repeatable for credit. May be taken once for 6-12 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 351 and 405.
    Comment(s): Fall and spring practicum placements begin on first day of registration and end on the last day of the final examination period. The practicum follows the ELC calendar and does not include fall or spring breaks. Summer practicum begins the day following spring commencement and ends on the last day of summer term. Priority for summer practicum is given to students who have completed all other program requirements, except practicum, prior to the summer session.
 

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