Jan 30, 2023  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Computer Science and Information Systems

  
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    CSIS 2890 - Internship

    1 to 6 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3000 - Advanced Algorithms & Data Structures

    3 credits

    This course is a survey of the most effective algorithms currently in use for a wide variety of problems and their usage in program design. Characteristics and performance of algorithms are studied. Advanced object oriented programming techniques are emphasized. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420  and MATH 1630 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3050 - Environments of Information Systems

    3 credits

    Introduces fundamental principles of information systems and their strategic use. Describes the role of information technology in organizations and business environments. Explains Web-based technologies, enterprise-level applications, managerial and decision support systems, and the implementation and management of IT. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3100 - Systems Analysis and Design

    3 credits

    Practical introduction to major phases, activities, tools, and techniques of systems analysis, design, and development, emphasizing the role of systems analysts in organizations and dynamic, business environments. Students develop analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3150 - C and C++ Programming

    3 credits

    An introduction to C and C++ for students with previous programming experience in Java. Topics include C and C++ syntax and constructs, the Standard Template Library, and advanced problem solving techniques in both languages. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3200 - Database Design & Management

    3 credits

    Introduction to database management systems, database processing, data modeling, database, database design, development and implementation. Contrasts alternative modeling approaches. Includes implementation of current DBMS tools and SQL. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1000 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3400 - Graphics Programming

    3 credits

    This course provides a solid introduction to modern computer graphics concepts and programming techniques. Topics include object modeling, 3D transformations, shading models, ray tracing, and advanced rendering techniques. Students will gain substantial experience in programming using the OpenGL library. (Fall even years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3500 - Advanced Computer Architecture

    3 credits

    A detailed look at the design and organization of modern computing systems. Emphasis on understanding contemporary RISC processors at the RTL level. Current issues in the industry are emphasized, for example: pipelined data paths advanced cache design, and instruction level parallelism. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420  and CSIS 2810 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3550 - Foundations of Computation Theory

    3 credits

    An introduction to the theory of computation and its relationship to the design and implementation of compilers. Topics include finite-state and pushdown automata, formal languages and grammars, turing machines, syntax and semantics of programming languages. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3600 - Operating Systems

    3 credits

    An introduction to fundamental concepts in the design, implementation, and usage of operating systems. Topics include: process management, main memory management, virtual memory, I/O and device drivers, file handling, and concurrency. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3620 - Network Administration II

    3 credits

    Designed to teach higher-level systems management features, including performance optimization, advanced printing, remote management, protocol support, and data maintenance. Students will install and configure network servers and services including DNS, DHCP, Web services, and security methods. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2620 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3650 - Network Security

    3 credits

    This course provides a fundamental understanding of network security principles and concepts regarding: security technologies and policies, attacks and countermeasures, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, physical security, disaster recovery, and more. A variety of projects are assigned to reinforce concepts. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2600 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3660 - Network Design & Implementation

    3 credits

    Designed to develop the skills necessary to design and implement a fully functional network. Students will work through the design and implementation process, develop standards documents, provide detailed network diagrams, develop methods for user support, and document the network. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2620 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3700 - Computer Forensics

    3 credits

    This course covers the process of obtaining and analyzing digital information stored on a personal computer. Includes: investigation, data acquisition, file systems, file analysis, tools, and ethics. (Fall even years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2600  or Instructor Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 3990 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 5 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4210 - Software Engineering

    3 credits

    An examination of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.  This course features a major programming project that is developed in accordance with sound software engineering principles. (Fall Odd Years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CSIS 4300 - Mobile Application Development

    3 credits

    This course provides an in-depth look at programming mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers.  The course includes programming topics specifically related to mobile devices, and students use current software development environments when creating applications. (Spring Even Years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 3150 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CSIS 4350 - Web Programming

    3 credits

    This course provides a solid introduction to both client and server side web programming.  Topics include HTML5 technologies, CSS, JavaScript programming, Ajax, SVG, XML, PHP and Node.js programming.  A variety of programming projects will be assigned to reinforce the concepts. (Fall Odd Years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2420 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CSIS 4540 - Human-Computer Interfaces

    3 credits

    This course is intended to introduce the students to the basic concepts, principles and techniques used in designing interactive computer systems. It will cover the basic computer interface design theory and methods that exist in the field. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1010  or CSIS 2000 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4550 - Programming Languages

    3 credits

    An introduction to the core principles of programming languages: syntactic and semantic descriptions, compilation and implementation issues. An introduction to the main programming paradigms, exemplified using contemporary programming languages: imperative, object-oriented, functional, and logic. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 3550 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4700 - Internet Forensics & Cyber Security

    3 credits

    This course covers the concepts of computer system security models, networking security, and the layered protocol architectures, detection and prevention of intrusion and attack, digital evidence collection and evaluation, and the legal issues involved in computer forensic analysis. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 3700  or departmental permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4750 - e-Business Systems

    3 credits

    Provides a general survey of key technological elements of electronic business and important business strategies essential to maintaining e-business infrastructures. Students will design and develop web sites that have e-business capabilities. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 2000 , CSIS 3050 , and CSIS 3200 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4800 - CS Capstone Project

    3 credits

    An examination of systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. This course offers a major programming project which provides an opportunity to apply much of the material the student has learned in previous computer science coursework. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 3000  and Senior standing
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4810 - IS Capstone Project

    3 credits

    Provides opportunity to manage a major information systems development/enhancement project. Students apply what they have learned from various other courses to one project with an emphasis on enterprise-level project management. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Senior standing
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4850 - Special Topics

    1 to 4 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4890 - Internship

    1 to 9 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CSIS 4900 - Methods in CS & IS Education

    3 credits

    This course examines the philosophy and methods of teaching computer science and information systems in the public school system. Course is designed to meet the guidelines set by the Utah State Board of Education. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1410 , CSIS 3200 , and CSIS 2500
    General Education Course: No

Computing, Integrated Engineering, and Technology

  
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    CIET 1999 - E-Portfolio/WebCT Access

    0 credits

    E-Portfolio/WebCT Access is managed through this course.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CIET 2120 - Service Learning

    1 credits

    This course is designed to take the student volunteer through the process of volunteerism and its application to themselves and their academic training through practical experience and critical reflection. May be taken two times for credit. This is a designated Service Learning course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No

Construction Management

  
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    CM 1000 - Construction Plans

    3 credits

    Students will become familiar with commercial and residential plan documents including interpretation of architectural,  electrical, and mechanical systems diagrams.  Material calculation research and specification divisions will be emphasized. (Spring)

  
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    CM 1290 - Electrical Systems

    3 credits

    The study of electrical wiring in residential and small commercial buildings. Design of circuits and related electrical equipment using the National Electric Code will be covered. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 2020 - Residential Construction Materials and Methods

    3 credits

    Material covered in this course will cover residential structures. This course is designed to expose the student to methods and terminology related to foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs – and how they join, seal, and integrate with other components. The performance of building enclosures and systems is reviewed in detail. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 2030 - Commercial Construction Materials and Methods

    3 credits

    Material covered in this course will cover Commercial structures. This course is designed to expose the student to methods and terminology related to foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs – and how they join, seal, and integrate with other components. The performance of building enclosures and systems is reviewed in detail. (Spring)

  
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    CM 2040 - Construction Materials and Testing

    3 credits

    This class is the study of construction materials and materials testing. Emphasis will be given to: American Concrete Institute Field Testing Certification; The study of steel reinforcing bar,  masonry systems, roofing material, and glazing. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 2050 - Concrete and Masonry

    3 credits

    This class covers the versatility, durability, and mix design of quality concrete. Also, included is the study of the use of masonry in modern construction. Classroom lab testing and practical on the job experience will assist the student in gaining insight into this remarkable building material. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 3240 - Estimating and Bidding

    3 credits

    Estimating plans and specifications to determine material quantities, labor, overhead, and profit on residential structures will be covered. Computerized estimating systems will be examined and used. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1000 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 3270 - Building Codes

    3 credits

    Uniform Building Codes will be the basis of the course, designed to introduce current building codes to carpenters, contractors, building inspectors, real estate inspectors, and fire prevention personnel. Application of administrative procedures is included. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 3650 - Residential Drafting

    3 credits

    Development of residential plans; floor, plot, elevations, sections, and details. The use of architectural CAD software to draft floor plans and 3-D rendering will be used. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CCET 3610 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 3880 - Scheduling & Ethics

    3 credits

    Learn advantages of construction scheduling, scheduling processes, and recognize its importance in the construction arena. Become familiar with Primavera software and learn its strengths in developing accurate and clear communication about construction phases and progress. Learn the concepts of becoming an ethical team player and implement ethical behavior into personal leadership styles.(Spring)CM 1000  CM 1290  CM 2020  CM 2030  CM 2040 

    Prerequisite: CM 1000 , CM 1290 , CM 2020 , CM 2030 , CM 2040 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 4000 - Sustainable Practices and Design

    3 credits

    A study of sustainable practices and design including energy, healthy buildings, natural resource use and economic issues in the building environment.  Emphasis on efficient building design for the future. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CCET 3610 - Architectural Design  and CM 3650 - Residential Drafting 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 4240 - Advanced Estimating and Bidding

    3 credits

    This course is designed to give the students the skills to estimate several types of construction projects using software programs designed for use in the professional world. The student will be exposed to many different aspects of estimating, including, but not limited to heavy civil, residential remodeling, new residential construction, and commercial construction. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CM 3240 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 4300 - Construction Project Management Leadership

    3 credits

    The purpose of this course is to expose the student to principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. It emphasizes project management during the early stages of project development, but continues to project closure. Leadership principles will be studied and discussed in detail. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 4400 - Mechanical Systems

    3 credits

    This course is designed to introduce students to HVAC and pumping systems used in residential and commercial applications.  Emphasis will be given to energy efficient equipment and design techniques for new construction. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CM 1000 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 4405 - HVAC & Plumbing Principles & Design Lab

    1 credits

    This lab provides the students with hands-on application of HVAC and plumbing systems. The theory of these systems is reinforced through their installation on the project home. Potable water piping, drain, waste, and vent systems will be emphasized. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 4550 - Construction Safety Administration

    3 credits

    A study of safety and quality control as it relates to construction management.  Students will explore the role and function of safety administration in preventing accidents and complying with government agencies.  Adequate instruction for students to earn the 10 hour OSHA certificate.  Students will be familiar with and able to navigate OSHA’s 1926 construction industry regulations document. Junior status recommended. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CM 3270 - Building Codes 
  
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    CM 4830 - Readings & Conferences

    1 to 10 credits

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 4840 - Cooperative Education

    1 to 10 credits

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CM 4880 - Construction Documents and Administration

    3 credits

    Study of construction plans, accompanying specifications and related documents emphasizing document communication.  Construction administration of contract documents, work group development and assessment with associated legal ramifications. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CM 1000 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    CM 4900 - Capstone project

    3 credits

    This course is designed to bring all of the knowledge and work of the senior student into a single culminating project. The projects will be individualized by the student with the help of the capstone administrator/mentor. Repeatable up to 6 credits. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing required.
    General Education Course: No.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    3 credits

    Introduces students to the purpose, function and history of law enforcement, courts and corrections. Overview of crime and its impact on American society. Lectures include topics such as crime and the media, causes of crime, search and seizure, probable cause, police selection and training, law enforcement as a career, court structure and function, the death penalty, prison life, and punishment. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    CJ 1070 - Law Enforcement Academy, Part I

    3 credits

    Core curriculum to provide the basic training required to certify as a reserve or special function officer. Police Office Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification only. Registration information is available from the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 1080 - Law Enforcement Academy, Part II

    3 credits

    Police Officer curriculum to provide the opportunity for students to complete the basic training required to certify as peace officer with full police powers. (A student must have completed the core curriculum to register for this course.) P.O.S.T. certification only. Registration information is available from the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 1300 - Introduction to Corrections

    3 credits

    An introductory level study of the corrections system including: history and evaluation, the law and the correctional process, offender rights, and correctional administration. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 1330 - Criminal Law

    3 credits

    An examination of substantive criminal law which includes definition of law, definition of crime, general principles of criminal responsibility, elements of the principle crimes, punishments, and conditions or circumstances which may excuse the accused from criminal responsibility or mitigate punishment. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 1340 - Criminal Investigation

    3 credits

    An analytical study of the investigative process. Duties and problems of investigating officers, crime detection, sources of information, evidence collection, crime scene investigation, use of records, and preparation for trial, introduction to criminalistics and forensic science. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 1350 - Introduction to Forensic Science

    3 credits

    Introductory course includes scientific principles applied to crime scenes, collection and preservation of evidence, lab techniques, and services. The identification of unknown materials and substances, fingerprinting, comparison and matching of physical evidence. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 2110 - Introduction to Private Security

    3 credits

    Examination of the diverse components which make up the security functions in private industry. Principles and concepts in physical and facilities security, loss prevention and crime control. A wide range of specialized security fields and career opportunities will be presented. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 2200 - History of Criminal Justice

    3 credits

    Surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life, chronologically from ancient times to the present. Historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events. (Fall, Summer online)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 2330 - Juvenile Justice

    3 credits

    An introductory level study of the juvenile justice system including: origin, theory and development, court and detentioning, and other alternatives, including diversion, intervention & restorative justice. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 2350 - Laws of Evidence

    3 credits

    Origin, development and philosophy of rules of evidence, tests of admissibility, weight, value and types of evidence, laws of arrest, search, and seizure. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 2890 - Internship

    1 to 6 credits

    Open to Criminal Justice majors and minors.  Provides academic credit for supervised, professional level, on-the-job service.  A maximum of 6 hours of internship at any level may be counted toward the major, and a maximum of 3 hours of internship at any level may be counted toward the minor. Instructor and Department Chair signature is required. May be repeated up to 6 credits. (P/F) (As Needed)

  
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    CJ 3020 - Criminal Justice Management

    3 credits

    A study of current trends in criminal justice organization and management including: social setting, organizational theory and design, productivity and evaluation, human resource management, decision making, and organizational change. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3100 - Advanced Criminalistics

    3 credits

    Application of the principles of forensic science to special topics to include advanced fingerprint techniques, (AFIS, chemical development, etc.), trace evidence analysis, drug identification, firearms identification principles, and crime lab services. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1340 , CJ 1350 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3270 - Criminology

    3 credits

    Study of the nature, extent, causes, and treatment of crime, criminality & societal reaction to crime. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3300 - Victimology

    3 credits

    The problems and dilemmas faced by crime victims, relationships between victims and offenders, and the emerging victim’s role in the criminal justice process. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3320 - Criminal Procedure

    3 credits

    Examines procedural requirements for judicial processing of criminal offenders including the rights of the accused, general court procedures, trial preparation, and principal constitutional law as applicable to criminal justice practitioners. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3340 - Advanced Criminal Investigation

    3 credits

    Students examine the philosophical and practical aspects of the advanced criminal investigation task. An emphasis is placed on peculiarities and specific approach to investigation of major crimes. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 , CJ 1340 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3400 - Drugs and Crime

    3 credits

    The historic, economic, social, and political roles of legal and illegal drugs, their contribution to crime and impact on the criminal justice system; production distribution systems, efforts to combat decriminalization; prevention, and treatment. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 3900 - Research Design

    3 credits

    Methods and approaches of social science; including theory and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research design. This course is strongly recommended for any student considering a graduate level program. Can also be counted as Political Science credit. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4200 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

    3 credits

    Ethical issues such as capital punishment, official corruption, deadly force, discretion and deception by practitioners are critically examined. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4500 - Special Issues in Criminal Justice

    3 credits

    Course will be offered to address various topics of current concern affecting/influencing areas of the Criminal Justice system. Topics will vary with each offering. Course may be repeated for up to six (6) credits. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4700 - Police Systems & Practices

    3 credits

    Analysis of contemporary policing problems; issues oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization, operations, discretion, police culture, ethics, and community relations. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4710 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

    3 credits

    This course compares the United States criminal justice system with other international systems from selected countries throughout the world. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4720 - Understanding Terrorism

    3 credits

    A study of terrorist violence in modern times, focusing on the post-second World War period as its primary emphasis. Review of typologies of terrorism and the underlying causes of terrorist violence. Can also be counted as Political Science credit. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010  or POLS 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4730 - Homeland Security Organization

    3 credits

    A study of current Homeland Security organization and national protection issues with focus on Production Industries (Energy, Chemicals, Defense), Service Industries (Banking, Finance, Transportation, Postal, Shipping), Sustenance and Health (Agriculture, Food, Water, Public Health), Information Technology (Telecommunications, Internet) and others (Commercial Facilities, Parks, Monuments, Real Estate). (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010  or POLS 1100 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4830 - Readings & Conferences

    1 to 3 credits

    See advisor. This course is repeatable up to 6 credits. (P/F)

    Prerequisite: Senior standing
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4844 - Cooperative Education

    4 credits

    Open to Criminal Justice majors and minors who have completed as minimum of 80 credit hours to meet cooperative service experience requirements of the department. Provides academic credit for experience. Amount of credit will be determined by the department. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Open to Criminal Justice majors and minors who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours and meet advanced standing requirements of the department. Provides academic credit for supervised, professional level, on-the job service. Amount of credit will be determined by the department. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 4990 - Criminal Justice Seminar

    3 credits

    An in depth exploration of contemporary issues and problems in criminal justice with particular emphasis on police roles, the justice system, white collar crime, terrorism, and career opportunities. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: CJ 1010 , CJ 1330  and senior standing
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 6110 - Crime Scene Techniques

    3 credits

    A comprehensive examination and analysis of the theoretical and practical techniques used in advanced crime scene investigation and processing. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 6220 - Serial & Mass Murder Investigations

    3 credits

    Students examine, evaluate and report on the literature on serial and mass murder as a dramatic and increasingly common form of homicide in the United States. A cross-national comparison approach is used to examine the scholarly research along with specific investigative processes. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to MSFS program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    CJ 6320 - Surveillance & Intelligence in the Criminal Investigations

    3 credits

    Examines historical, legal, social, cultural, ethical and policy implications of police surveillance within a broad framework of the study of social control. Particular interest in issues around the discovery and protection of information and the meaning of evidence in the 21st century is given. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to MSFS program.
    General Education Course: No

Dance

  
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    DANC 1010 - Inside the Art of Dance

    3 credits

    This course is designed to introduce the general student to 1) dance as an emblem of cultural identity and expression of cultural mores; 2) dance as an expression of social order; 3) dance as a classical art; 4) dance as a medium of aesthetic fusion; and 5) dance as a creation of individual artists. (Fall, Spring

    General Education Course: Fine Arts Knowledge Area
  
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    DANC 1100 - Ballet I

    1 credits

    Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of classical ballet; basic alignment, barre and floor technique. Does not count toward major in dance. May be repeated three times for credit. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1130 - Classical Ballet II

    1 credits

    A continuation of classical ballet training; extended vocabulary and technique. May be repeated three times for credit. Does not count towards a major in dance. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1170 - Social Dance

    1 credits

    This course introduces the general student to the lifetime recreational activity of social dance. No previous dance experience is required. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1180 - Intermediate Social Dance

    1 credits

    This course is a continuation from the Beginning Social Dance course. This course will teach the general student the lifetime recreational activity of social dancing at an intermediate level. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: DANC 1170 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1200 - Modern Dance I

    1 credits

    This course will introduce students to the basic technique and fundamental principles of modern dance. Movement is presented by means of demonstration, description and exploration. May be repeated three times for credit. Does not count towards a major in dance. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1500 - Jazz Dance I

    2 credits

    An introduction to the basic techniques of contemporary jazz dance. May be repeated three times for credit. Does not count towards a major in dance. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1520 - Folk/Cultural Dance

    1 credits

    This course is designed to introduce the general student to folk and cultural dances from various countries. This will be an experiential-based class that brings physicality to the historical context and significance of different folk and cultural dances. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 1580 - Tap I

    1 credits

    An introduction of the study of the technique of tap dancing with a variety of stylistic approaches. Does not count towards a major in dance. May be repeated three times for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2010 - Sound for Dance

    1 credits

    This course will provide dance students with the basic skills in sound editing, recording and manipulation that are useful to dance and choreography. This will include the proper use and hookup of equipment, basic recording and playback of sound and digital audio editing. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2070 - Dance for Musical Theatre

    2 credits

    This course will explore, through physical participation, the styles and performance skills involved in dance for musical theatre. Along with the continuing study of dance technique, choreography will be presented that introduces the styles of musical theatre’s most influential artists. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2080 - Improvisation

    1 credits

    Exploration and development of improvisational techniques used in the creation process. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2090 - Jazz Dance II

    2 credits

    Intermediate study of jazz dance technique. It is recommended that students taking this course have experience in both ballet and modern dance technique. May be repeated three times for credit. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2120 - Tap Dance II

    1 credits

    Continued study of the fundamental techniques of tap dance. May be repeated three times for credit. Does not count towards a major in dance. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2150 - Classical Ballet III

    2 credits

    Entry level course for dance majors in classical ballet. Focus on developing technical proficiency and expanding the student’s vocabulary of classical ballet. Admission by placement. May be repeated two times for credit. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2160 - Modern Dance III

    2 credits

    Introduction to and development of the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique. Admission by placement. May be repeated two times for credit. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2170 - Classical Ballet IV

    2 credits

    Continued development of classical ballet technique. Focus on extending the vocabulary and technical proficiency from level III. May be repeated two times for credit. Admission by placement. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: DANC 2150 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    DANC 2180 - Modern Dance IV

    2 credits

    Continuing exploration and development of the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique. May be repeated two times for credit. Admission by placement. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: DANC 2160 
    General Education Course: No
 

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