Aug 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Management Courses

  
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    MG 3613 - Legal Aspects of Business I (3) F, SP, SU


    The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and demonstrate a working knowledge of and the ability to analyze issues of law applied to applicable facts for the following topics:  sources of law, courts and procedure, crimes, torts, contract formation and enforcement, general commercial law principles, agency formation and termination, and formation and operation of entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.  Students will also learn to apply ethical principles to legal problems, as well as develop an understanding of current technologies used in research and analysis.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
  
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    MG 3803 - U.S. Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)


    The course gives learners the opportunity to travel to major business center(s) in the United States, gaining exposure to a business environment not present in Middle Tennessee. Attention will be given to various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches, and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. Domestic trip participation is required.

  
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    MG 3913 - Introduction to US Health Care System (3) Offered on demand


    This course will introduce students to the exciting world of health care. The course will expose students to the various organizations and services that comprise the current health care delivery system in the United States and give the students an understanding of how these various organizations and services come together in an effort to improve and enhance the health of communities and this nation as a whole. Students will explore how the various providers and organizations within the delivery system function and learn of opportunities that may be available for them to pursue in the future. Finally, students will contemplate current issues and ethical dilemmas in health care and begin to explore creative solutions to these daunting issues.

  
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    MG 3922 - Health Care Finance (3) Offered on demand


    This class will provide students with an overview of accounting and financial concepts within the context of a health care organization. Students will discover the unique characteristics of health care finance and learn how accounting and finance play a central role in the operations and financial viability of a health care entity. This course will also cover multiple methods to monitor, analyze and improve the effectiveness and performance of a health care organization’s financial performance. 

    Sophomore standing
  
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    MG 3923 - Health Care Administration and Management (3) Offered on demand


    This course studies organization theory, behavior and management applied to health-care organizations. Topics include leadership, conflict, organization structure, work groups, coordination, work design, communication, power, politics, change, strategy and performance effectiveness. 

    Sophomore standing
  
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    MG 4203 - Training and Development (3) SP


    This course examines training and development in organizations. Emphasis is placed on conducting organization and learner analysis and design, development, implementation and evaluation of the training and development process.

    Prerequisite: MG 4453 .
  
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    MG 4323 - Employee Relations (3) F


    This course focuses on the dynamics of the relationship that exists between employees and the organizations in which they work. Students will explore the history of labor relations in the U.S, collective bargaining processes and administration, federal regulations that govern the workplace, maximizing traditional positive workplace behaviors through key human resource (HR) functional activities, employee involvement initiatives, and how to establish and measure employee relations behaviors 

    Prerequisite:  MG 3503
  
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    MG 4403 - Organizational Behavior: Global Perspectives (3) F, SP


    This course focuses on understanding human behavior, primarily in an organizational context, with the applied purpose of helping the student to become a more effective manager, leader, team member and organizational member in a global setting. Particular emphasis will be given to juxtaposing domestic organizational culture against multiple national and ethnic cultures. In doing so, both the prominent U.S. perspective on the topical areas and the perspectives of other international theorists will be explored.

    Prerequisite: MG 3503 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    MG 4453 - Human Resource Management (3) F, SP, SU


    The methods and techniques of personnel management will be examined. Emphasis is placed upon proper procedures in recruitment, selection, motivation, promotion, training, performance evaluation and compensation. An in-depth study of legal aspects of managing people is also covered.

    Prerequisite: MG 3503 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    MG 4653 - Compensation (3) F


    A course designed to explore the theory and practice of compensation and reward systems in organizations. Analysis of compensation strategy, structures and competitiveness as well as legal issues in compensation will be addressed.

    Prerequisites: MG 3503  .
  
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    MG 4753 - Recruitment, Selection and Retention (3) SP


    A course designed to explore the theory and practice of staffing and retention of human resources in organizations. Focus is on recruitment, selection and retention of employees in complex organizational environments. Legal issues relating to staffing will also be addressed.

    Prerequisites: MG 3503  .
  
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    MG 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)


    This course gives learners international business exposure and a unique cultural experience with an opportunity to encounter first-hand a global business environment including various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. International trip participation is required.

  
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    MG 4813 - Data Driven Decision Making (3) SP


    Evidenced based decision making is critical to an organization’s ability to compete in the global economy. This course explores the role of data in driving decisions made by managers across and within functional boundaries. Specifically, students learn to apply previous knowledge on data and systems to understand, visualize and present data that support organizational decision-making process. They also learn how to create data driven models such as regression and decision trees to make decisions to address critical challenges faced by organizations and society. The course features hands-on exercises with appropriate software and big data sources.

    Sophomore standing and BA 3403  


Special Topics/Independent Research in Management Courses

  
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    MG 4Xn3 - Special Topics in [Insert Area] (3)


    This course is designed to quickly respond to ever-changing demands of business by housing one time course offerings that will not likely be frequently repeated. Examples would include classes such as labor relations and collective bargaining, negotiation and conflict management, and family enterprising.

  
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    MG 390V - Internship in Management (1-10) F, SP, SU


    The MG internship provides students with direct experience in one or more management functions of a business. The internship activities experienced should significantly match the managerial functions and activities of the management major concentration chosen by the student. Interns are expected to develop and achieve workplace goals in a firm/professional work setting, create reports/reflection papers and a portfolio of materials that demonstrate the ability to see the application of classroom materials in a workplace setting, use the CoB chosen virtues and values of Jesus to evaluate the presence/absence of those values in the business at present and to recommend how adopting them or more fully implementing them would benefit the firm, and effectively critique the activities of the firm and make logical and useful observations of what the firm is doing well and where it could be doing better in its management activities.

    Repeatable for a maximum of 10 hours. 

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing  
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

  
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    MG 401V - Independent Study in Management (1-3) F, SP, SU


    Independent research of primary and secondary data in a selected topic, topic title to be approved by major professor.

    Prerequisites: Advanced standing, proven research ability and approval of academic chair.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

Marketing Courses

  
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    MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing (3) F, SP


    In this course students learn to use the Internet as a strategic and operational marketing tool. Working hands-on and in teams, students will gain a first person perspective to modern Internet marketing. Topics covered include: Website design and creation, competitive analysis, SEO and SEM, content marketing, branding and strategy, social media, advertising, analytics, customer engagement and various online business models.

  
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    MK 3453 - Social Media Marketing (3) F, SP


    This is a hands-on, team-based course on social media. It provides students with a first person perspective to Social Media Marketing. Topics covered include: Social Media Strategy and Networks, Content Creation, Social Media Campaign Creation, Launch, Advertising, and Measurement.

  
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    MK 3503 - Principles of Marketing (3) F, SP, SU


    A survey of marketing concepts and practices central to creating, delivering, and communicating an organization’s value proposition.  Curriculum is designed to build reflective thinking skills by examining course material alongside the marketing practices of various organizations. 

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
  
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    MK 3533 - Marketing Management (3) F, SP


    This course will focus on the internal organizational issues and tasks of a firm related to marketing, including product creation and development, branding, managing and coordinating marketing efforts at a firm between product development, marketing, sales, and customer support teams.

    Prerequisite: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 3543 - Professional Relationships Marketing (3) F, SP


    This course covers the fundamentals of selling, sales theory, sales techniques and sales role playing. The personal qualifications required for effective selling are reviewed. Students are required to give sales presentations.

    Prerequisite: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 3733 - Marketing Strategy (3) F, SP


    This course will focus on the external environment related to marketing, including customer segmentation and consumer behavior, promotional strategies, internet marketing, advertising, public relations, competition, pricing, and using data to drive marketing decisions. 

    MK 3503  
  
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    MK 3753 - Global Marketing (3) SP


    A study of marketing practices in companies operating globally with emphasis on the economic, political and cultural differences among nations. Topics include strategic planning and organizing for international marketing - including pricing, product, promotion and distribution practices.  Last offered Spring, 2018.

    Prerequisites: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 3803 - U.S. Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)


    The course gives learners the opportunity to travel to major business center(s) in the United States, gaining exposure to a business environment not present in Middle Tennessee. Attention will be given to various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches, financial institutions, money and capital centers and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. Domestic trip participation is required.

    Prerequisite: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 4533 - Marketing Research and Plans (3) F, SP


    This course is the capstone course for the marketing degree. It will integrate topics from prior courses and help students understand, collect, and use marketing research to create a comprehensive marketing plan for a client company. 

    MK 3503  and (MA 2183 , MG2013 or MG 3013)
  
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    MK 4583 - Advanced Professional Selling (3) Offered on Demand


    This course introduces advanced topics in selling, including relationship management, negotiation, team selling, time and territory management, customer incentives, the business environment, developing sales presentations and effective closing techniques. Role play and video-taped presentations will be a major part of the course.

  
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    MK 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)


    This course gives learners international business exposure and a unique cultural experience with an opportunity to encounter first-hand a global business environment including various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. International trip participation is required.

    Prerequisite: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.

Special Topics/Independent Research in Marketing Courses

  
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    MK 45x3 - Special Topics in Marketing (3) F, SP


    This course covers a variety of topics not covered, or only lightly covered, in other marketing courses. Examples of topics that may be included are: e-commerce, relationship marketing, service marketing and business-to-business marketing. Students are expected to complete reading assignments in the various topics and to participate in discussions in a seminar atmosphere.

    Prerequisite: MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 390V - Internship in Marketing (1-10) F, SP, SU


    Prerequisites: Permission of professor in charge and/or academic chair prior to registration, junior or senior standing and MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
  
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    MK 401V - Independent Study in Marketing (1-3) F, SP, SU


    Independent research using primary and secondary data in a selected topic; topic title to be approved by major professor and/or academic chair; paper to be kept on file.

    Prerequisites: Advanced standing, proven research ability and approval of departmental staff prior to registration. MK 3503  with a grade of “C” or above.
    Course may be repeated. Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

Mathematics Courses

  
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    MA 1020 - Introductory Algebra (3 non-credit hours) F


    A review of high school algebra that includes a review of real numbers, equations, inequalities, problem solving, graphing, polynomials, factoring, and systems of equations. Students who score below 15 on the ACT or 360 on the SAT in math will be required to take this course. This is a developmental non-credit course. See section on developmental non-credit courses.

  
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    MA 1030 - Intermediate Algebra (3 non-credit hours) F, SP, SU


    A review of high school algebra that includes factoring, inequalities and problem solving, rational expressions, functions, exponents and radicals, and quadratic equations and functions. This is a developmental non-credit course. See section on developmental non-credit courses.

    Prerequisite: At least a 15 ACT (or 360 SAT) math score or MA 1020  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 1043 - Survey of the Fundamentals of Mathematics (3) F, SP, SU


    Mathematics 1043 cannot be used as a prerequisite or as a substitute for college algebra. Topics covered are problem solving, logic, numeration systems, metric systems, basic concepts of number theory and algebra, sequences, series, and financial mathematics. Required of most students who plan to teach. See education section of this catalog. This course does not meet the prerequisite requirement for College Algebra.

    Prerequisite: At least a 19 ACT (or 460 SAT) math score or MA 1030  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 1053 - Survey of Algebra and Statistics (3) SP


    Topics from statistics include probability, sampling techniques, tables and graphs used to represent data, descriptive statistics, and probability distributions including the normal distribution. Required of all K-8 education students. This course does not satisfy specific program requirements of College Algebra (MA 1113 ) or Elementary Statistics (MA 2183 ). (It is recommended that students with a grade of “C” or higher in MA 1113  complete MA 2183  to fulfill state knowledge and skills requirements in these two concept areas.) This course does not meet the prerequisite requirement for College Algebra.

    Prerequisite: At least a 19 ACT (or 460 SAT) math score or MA 1030  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 1113 - College Algebra (3) F, SP, SU


    Functions and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; sequences, series, and probability.

    Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra and at least a 21 ACT (or 500 SAT) math score, or MA 1030  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 1123 - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (3) F, SP, SU


    The trigonometric and circular functions; trigonometric analysis; analytical geometry of the plane and three space including the conic sections, rotation of axes, polar coordinates, polar equations of conics, plane curves and parametric equations.

    Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra and at least a 26 ACT (or 590 SAT) math score, or MA 1113  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 1135 - College Precalculus (5) F


    Functions and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; sequences and series; trigonometric and circular functions; trigonometric analysis.

    Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra and at least 24 ACT (or 550 SAT).
  
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    MA 1141 - Problem Solving (1) SP


    This course will cover various problem-solving techniques using classical and non-traditional methods. The students will work various problems using these techniques. Some of the methods are: drawings, systematic lists, elimination, matrix logic, patterns, guess and check, physical representations, Venn diagrams, units and algebra.

    Prerequisite: MA 1043  or higher.
  
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    MA 1314 - Calculus I (4) F, SP, SU


    Functions and limits, differentiation of polynomial and trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, antidifferentiation, the definite integral, transcendental functions, and L’Hopital’s rule.

    Prerequisite: MA 1123  with a minimum grade of “C,” or MA 1135  with a minimum grade of “C”; or a semester of high school trigonometry and at least a 26 ACT (or 590 SAT) math score.
  
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    MA 2000 - Math Lab Tutoring (0) F, SP


    Tutoring in the university’s math lab two hours per week. Payment will be provided, but the number of tutors allowed each semester will be limited. Required of all Math teaching majors for a minimum of four semesters. Required of all regular math majors for a minimum of two semesters.

    Prerequisite: MA 2314  

     

  
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    MA 2053 - Survey of Calculus (3) F


    This course includes topics from integral and differential calculus that involve polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions. No trigonometric functions are used. The course does not count toward a math major or minor nor toward the add-on secondary teaching endorsements in mathematics. The course will not serve as a prerequisite for MA 2314 .

    Prerequisite: MA 1113  or MA 1135  with a grade of “C” or better or at least a 23 ACT (or 550 SAT) math score.
  
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    MA 2103 - Discrete Mathematics (3) F, SP, SU


    Introduction to the mathematics of computer science, including functions, relations, trees, counting, sets, logic and computability.

    Prerequisite: MA 1113  or MA 1135 with a minimum grade of “C” or at least a 23 ACT (or 550 SAT) math score.
  
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    MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics (3) F, SP, SU


    Data collection and presentation; measures of central tendency and variability; discrete and continuous probability distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; regression.

    Prerequisite: MA 1113  or MA 1135   with a minimum grade of “C,” or at least a 23 ACT (or 505 SAT) math score.
    CS 1041  strongly recommended.
  
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    MA 2314 - Calculus II (4) F, SP, SU


    Applications of integration, techniques of integration, improper integrals, numerical methods, conics, polar coordinates, infinite series and parametric equations.

    Prerequisite: MA 1314  with a minimum grade of “C” or at least a 3 on the Calculus AB advanced placement exam.
  
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    MA 2324 - Calculus III (4) F, SP, SU


    Plane and space vectors, multivariable differentiation and integration, directional derivatives, gradients, extremes and vector calculus (including line integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, Gauss’ theorem, and Stokes’ theorem).

    Prerequisite: MA 2314  with a minimum grade of “C” or a 5 on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam.
  
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    MA 2903 - Logic, Proof, and Mathematical Modeling (3) SP


    Introduction to higher mathematical thinking, including the study of sets, basic logic, proof techniques and mathematical modeling.

    Prerequisite: MA 1314  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 3053 - Survey of Geometry (3) F, SP, SU


    Both formal and informal methods are used to examine the basic concepts of Euclidean geometry (angles, triangles, circles, parallel lines, polygons, and right-triangle trigonometry). Required of all students seeking K-8 certification. It does not satisfy mathematics major or minor requirements or secondary certification requirements.

    Prerequisites: MA 1043  with a minimum grade of “C” and either MA 1053  or MA 1113  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 3123 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics (3) F, SP


    Probability theory; binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, normal, gamma, t, F, chi square, and bivariate normal distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing theory with applications to means, proportions, variances, and correlation; computer applications using the Minitab statistical program. Two lecture hours plus two lab/ recitation hours per week.

    Prerequisite: MA 2314  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 3133 - Differential Equations (3) F, SP


    The solution of differential equations of first order and first degree (with applications); linear differential equations of higher order (with applications); Laplace transform methods; solutions by series.

    Prerequisite: MA 2314  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 3213 - Linear Algebra (3) SP


    Vector spaces; matrices; linear transformations; determinants; systems of equations; inner products; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; applications to differential equations.

    Prerequisite: MA 2103  or MA 2903  with a minimum grade of “C” or by permission of the instructor.
  
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    MA 4023 - History of Mathematics (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    Survey of the historical developments and achievements in mathematics from ancient civilizations to the modern era with emphasis on its integral role in the development of civilization. Required of all mathematics teaching majors. Writing assignments are required.

    Prerequisite: MA 2314  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MA 4113 - Abstract Algebra (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    The integers; groups; rings; integral domains; fields; polynomials.

    Prerequisite: MA 3213  with a minimum grade of “C” or by permission of the instructor. 
  
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    MA 4153 - Introduction to Higher Geometry (3) F Offered odd-numbered years


    Advanced Euclidean Geometry. Includes nine-point circle, Ceva’s Theorem, Euler Line, Menelaus’ Theorem, congruence, and similarity.

    Prerequisite: MA 2903  with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 4213 - Advanced Calculus (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    The real numbers; calculus of functions of one variable; sequences and series of functions.

    Prerequisites: MA 2324  and MA 2903  with minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 4303 - Numerical Analysis (3) SP


    Topics include: numerical differentiation and integration, initial-value problems for ordinary differential equations, direct methods for solving linear systems, iterative techniques in matrix algebra, and approximation of eigenvalues. Computer solution of problems required.

    Prerequisites: MA 2324 , MA 3133  with minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 4403 - Advanced Applied Mathematics 3 F


    Fourier analysis; partial differential equations, complex variables and integration; and (time permitting) line integrals and applications

    MA 3133
  
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    MA 4903 - Advanced Topics: (3) Offered on demand


    Selected topics from the field of mathematics are offered. The course may be either lecture or proof-oriented depending upon the topic selected. Represents an in-depth approach to a specific area of mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: MA 2903  or MA 3133 with minimum grade of “C” 
  
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    MA 4913 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3) SP


    The course will include experience in methods of teaching secondary mathematics, exposure to
    current trends in education, and philosophy of mathematics education. A review of secondary
    mathematics, undergraduate mathematics, and problem solving is included.
     

    Prerequisites: MA 2103 MA 2324 MA 3213  and MA 3123    with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    MA 4992 - Senior Seminar (2) SP


    A review of undergraduate mathematics including practice in problem solving.


Special Topics/Independent Research in Mathematics Courses

  
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    MA 480V - Independent Study (1, 2, or 3)


    May be taken only with the approval of the mathematics faculty. Offered only to math majors who want to study a math course not in the catalog.

    Prerequisite: junior standing.

Mechanical Engineering Courses

  
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    ME 2013 - Survey of Mechanical Engineering (3) F


    An overview in the basic principles of engineering mechanics from statics, dynamics and strength of materials. This includes both static and dynamic force systems and equilibrium, area and mass properties, and general concepts in stress and strain.

    Prerequisite: PH 2414 .
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 2053 - Principles of Mechanical Engineering Design (3) F


    Students will deepen their understanding of engineering design through project-based and team-based design experiences. Previously learned skills of computational tools will be used to construct mathematical models of mechanical parts and systems. Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools will also be delivered in the course.

    Prerequisites:  ME 2513 , PH 2414 , MA 2314  all with a minimum grade of “C”.
    Lecture, 3 hours;
  
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    ME 2113 - Statics (3) F


    Studies in the principles of statics, force systems and equilibrium analysis of structures, friction, centroids and center of gravity, and moments of inertia.

    Prerequisite: PH 2414  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Corequisite: MA 2314 .
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 2123 - Dynamics (3) SP


    Studies in the principles of dynamics, rectilinear translation, curvilinear translation, rotation, plane motion, work and energy, and impulse and momentum.

    Prerequisite: ME 2113 , MA 2314 , both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 2513 - Mechanical Engineering Computer Applications (3) SP


    Introduction to the use of computational tools in mechanical engineering. Students will use MATLAB and other tools as appropriate to his or her area of study.

    Prerequisites: MA 1135  or higher, ENGR 1113 , both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3113 - Strength of Materials (3) SP


    Studies in the principles of stress, strain, torque, bending moment, Hooke’s law, torsion, shear and moment diagrams, beam theory, columns, and shafts.

    Prerequisite: ME 2113 , MA 2314 , both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3211 - Solid Mechanics and Materials Laboratory (1) F


    A series of experiments which demonstrate the theory of mechanics of materials and the most important characteristics of engineering materials.

    Prerequisite: ME 3113  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3213 - Instrumentation and Measurement (3) SP


    A survey of common measurement systems that are of importance to a mechanical engineer such as displacement, velocity, acceleration, pressure, flow, temperature, force, torque, and strain. Introduction to digital data acquisition systems for electronic measurements. Use of statistical analysis for experiment design and error analysis.

    Prerequisites: EECE 2013 , ME 3113 , ME 3613  all with a minimum grade of “C”.
    Lecture: 2 hours
    Laboratory: 3 hours
  
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    ME 3313 - Mechanical Vibrations (3) SP


    Theory of vibrations; free and forced, damped and undamped vibrations, one and two degree of freedom systems, and computer-aided simulations. Introduction to continuous systems.

    Prerequisites: ME 2123 , ME 2513 , MA 3133  all with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3413 - Dynamics of Machinery (3) SP


    A study of kinematic analysis of plane mechanism linkages, analysis and synthesis of cam-follower mechanisms, and gear trains. An introduction to the synthesis of planar mechanisms-linkages, static and dynamic force and torque analysis of plane mechanisms with balancing using the computer.

    Prerequisites: ME 2123 , ME 2513  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3443 - Engineering Materials (3) F


    An introduction to the structure and behavior of modern engineering materials. Explores the relationship between the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic structure of materials and their mechanical, thermal and failure properties.

    Prerequisites: ME 3113 , CM 1113 /CM 1211  all with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3613 - Fluid Mechanics (3) F


    A study of fundamentals of fluid flow; fluid statics; systems and control volumes; continuity, momentum, and energy equations; dynamic similitude; flow in pipes and channels; and flow measurements.

    Prerequisites: MA 2324 , ME 2123  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Corequisite: ME 3703 .
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3703 - Thermodynamics (3) F


    Course topics include: concepts, models and laws; energy and the first law; properties and state; energy analysis of thermodynamics systems; entropy and the second law; conventional power and refrigeration cycles.

    Prerequisites: CM 1113 /CM 1211 , MA 2324 , PH 2414  all with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
    Same as PH 3703 .
  
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    ME 3803 - Heat Transfer (3) SP


    A study of single and multidimensional steady-state and transient heat conduction, the role of convection for internal and external forced flows and in buoyancy-driven flow, and thermal radiation processes and properties.

    Prerequisites: ME 2513 , ME 3613  , ME 3703  , MA 3133   all with a minimum grade of “C.”
  
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    ME 3812 - Advance Computer-Aided Design (2) Offered on demand


    Advanced topics in computer aided design and analysis, including assemblies, drawings, and kinematic analysis using SolidWorks.

    Corequisite: ME 3413 .
    Lecture/laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 3831 - Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Laboratory (1) SP


    A series of experiments which demonstrate the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Particular emphasis is placed on energy transfer in fluids.

    Prerequisites: EN 3143 , ME 3613  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Corequisite: ME 3803 .
    Laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4123 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) F Offered on demand


    A study of advanced topics, fracture mechanics, fatigue and life prediction, elastic support, non-circular shafts, curved beams, thick-walled cylinders, an introduction to plates, and thin shells of revolution.

    Prerequisites: ME 3113 , MA 3133  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4223 - Design of Pressure Systems (3) Offered on demand


    Course topics include design of pressure vessels and piping systems for stress and deflection. Emphasis will be on the use of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes as well as the ASTM piping codes.

    Prerequisites: ME 3113  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4303 - Computational Methods in Mechanics (3) F


    A study of matrix formulation and modern numerical methods used in the analysis of engineering programs and the application of the finite element method in solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Topics include the formulation of rod, beam, plane stress/strain, 2-D heat transfer, and other basic elements along with modeling techniques and error analysis.

    Prerequisites: ME 3313 , ME 3803  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4423 - Design of Machine Elements (3) F


    This course equips the student with a working knowledge of components commonly found in mechanical systems. The student will learn the skills necessary to properly design and select components based on function, loading, and wear characteristics using modern techniques and computer tools.

    Prerequisite: ME 3113 , ME 3413  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4513 - Design of Thermal-Fluid Systems (3) F


    This course equips the student with a working knowledge of components commonly found in thermal-fluid systems. Examples are drawn from power generation, environmental control and industrial processes. Students work on group projects for integration of these components in the design of thermal systems.

    Prerequisites: ME 3803  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4523 - Mechatronic Systems (3) SP Offered on demand


    An interdisciplinary course that provides both mechanical engineering students as well as electrical and computer engineering students with the necessary knowledge to apply the use of sensors, actuators, electrical equipment and microprocessors to the design and building of intelligent mechatronic systems.

    Prerequisites: ENGR 3513  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 2 hours;
    Laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4613 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    This course provides students with an understanding of advanced fluid flow concepts beyond the introductory level and equips them with the mathematical tools and techniques to solve engineering problems involving these more advanced concepts. Topics covered include: potential flow, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic drag, compressible flow, turbomachinery, and propulsion.

    Prerequisites: ME 3613 , ME 2513  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4713 - Automotive Design (3) Offered on demand


    A study of the fundamentals of designing vehicles based on current and evolving technology. A broad set of topics will be addressed giving the student a basic understanding of the principles involved in vehicle design.

    Prerequisite: ME 3703 , ME 3413  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4723 - Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (3) SP. Offered on demand


    A study of the fundamental theoretical principles and practical considerations in the design of various HVAC equipment and systems. A broad set of topics will be addressed giving the student a basic understanding of the principles involved in HVAC design.

    Corequisite: ME 3803 .
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4733 - Alternative Energy Sources (3) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    A study of the fundamental principles of alternative energy. Covers the major alternative energy sources: wind, solar, tidal and wave energy; biomass; biofuels; geothermal; fuel cells and hydrogen.

    Prerequisites: EECE 2013 , ME 3703  both with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours.
  
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    ME 4743 - Survey of Aerospace Engineering (3) Offered on demand


    Course topics include flight and flight vehicles both within and outside the atmosphere, airfoil and wing aerodynamics, aircraft performance, an introduction to aircraft stability and control, orbital mechanics, atmospheric re-entry, air-breathing and rocket propulsion systems, aerospace structures and materials.

    Prerequisites: ME 3613   with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Corequisite: ME 3803 .
    Lecture, 3 hours.

Special Topics/Independent Research in Mechanical Engineering Courses

  
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    ME 395V - Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1, 2 ,3, 4 or 5) Offered on demand


    Topics from mechanical engineering in either lecture- or laboratory-oriented format, depending on the specific topic selected.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    Course may be repeated for credit.

Music Courses

  
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    MU 1000 - A Cappella Singers (0)


  
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    MU 1001 - A Cappella Singers (1)


  
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    MU 1010 - University Singers (0)


  
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    MU 1011 - University Singers (1)


  
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    MU 1020 - Chamber Singers (0)


  
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    MU 1021 - Chamber Singers (1)


  
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    MU 1040 - Opera Workshop (0)


  
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    MU 1041 - Opera Workshop (1)


  
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    MU 1050 - Wind Ensemble (0)


  
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    MU 1051 - Wind Ensemble (1)


  
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    MU 1060 - Jazz Ensemble (0)


  
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    MU 1061 - Jazz Ensemble (1)


 

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