Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACC 512 - Seminar on Contemporary Accounting Topics

    1.5 hrs.
    Selected readings and discussions of current accounting topics.
  
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    ACC 560 - Managerial Accounting

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 320 or the equivalent. An analysis of the use of accounting information in managerial decision making.
  
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    ACC 598 - International Accounting Seminar Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of program director. Conducted in study abroad programs: a series of lectures and discussions with authorities on international accounting issues and practices.
  
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    ACC 605 - Current Accounting Theory & Research

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of accounting above accounting principles. A study of financial accounting literature and the use of databases to solve contemporary accounting problems.
  
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    ACC 608 - Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of financial statement information for investment decisions. Topics covered equity valuation models, bankruptcy prediction, & earnings management among others.
  
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    ACC 610 - Advanced Auditing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of accounting above accounting principles including ACC 409. A study of the professional practice of auditing and the role of theory, methodology, and technology.
  
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    ACC 615 - Audit Analytics and IT Auditing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of accounting above principles, including ACC 409 or the equivalent. A study of the professional practice of auditing, including the use of auditing analytics and information technology (IT) auditing.
  
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    ACC 620 - Advanced Cost/Managerial Accounting

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 320. A study of the theory associated with, and systems and procedures designed to develop and integrate accounting data for management.
  
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    ACC 630 - Tax Seminar I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 330 or equivalent. Tax planning with emphasis on corporations, partnerships, tax option corporations, and tax administration and practice.
  
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    ACC 631 - Tax Seminar II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC 330 or equivalent. Tax planning and research with emphasis on exempt entities, trusts and estates, transfer taxes, and the ethical responsibility of tax practice.
  
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    ACC 640 - International Accounting

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of accounting above principles. This course will compare and contrast U.S. GAAP with current International GAAP, strengthening the student's understanding of how accounting will change as we move to international accounting standards.
  
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    ACC 660 - Fraud Accounting and Valuation

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of accounting above principles and ACC 409. The study of accounting fraud and forensics to detect fraud, including interviewing techniques; basic business valuation methods are also reviewed.
  
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    ACC 692 - Special Problems in Accounting

    1-6 hrs.
    Individual study of specific topics in accounting.
  
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    ACC 699 - International Accounting Research Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. A research course in international accounting offered for students enrolled in ACC 598 .

Adult Education

  
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    ADE 590 - Special Problems in Adult Education

    1-3 hrs.
    Special areas of interest arranged for an individual or a group with common interests.
  
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    ADE 601 - Foundations of Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the history, philosophies, form, structure, and current developments in the field of adult education.
  
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    ADE 607 - Program Planning and Curriculum Development in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    The design of programs and courses of study related to a wide variety of adult education agencies.
  
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    ADE 640 - Methods and Materials in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    A course in teaching methods and the format of instructional materials for adults with emphasis on self-instructional techniques.
  
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    ADE 676 - Learning in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    A study of adult development and adult learning theories.
  
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    ADE 692 - Special Problems I, II, III

    1-3 hrs.
    A study to develop knowledge and facility in a field of special interest to the student. Requires preparation of a scholarly paper under supervision of a graduate professor.
  
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    ADE 702 - Organization and Administration of Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    A survey of organizational and management theory as applied to adult education agencies. The case study approach is used.
  
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    ADE 703 - Human Resource Development as a Special Form of Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    This course explores human resource development in organizations with a focus on adult learning taking place in business, governement, and non-profit entities.
  
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    ADE 743 - Foundations of Adult Literacy Instruction

    3 hrs.
    This course involves an examination of the basis of reading instruction for the low literate adult.
  
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    ADE 744 - Methods and Materials for Adult Literacy Education

    3 hrs.
    Instructional and diagnostic materials and methods for dealing with functionally illiterate adults.
  
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    ADE 745 - Sociocultural Context of Adult Learning

    3 hrs.
    A study of education for adults whose educational experiences were not priviledged, including adults with language, literacy, and numeracy needs; adults with disabilities; some ethnic and migrant groups; economically disadvantaged adults; and adults who have experienced violence and/or abuse.
  
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    ADE 770 - Issues in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    Examination of contemporary issues related to the education and learning of adults in a seminar format.
  
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    ADE 780 - Applied Educational Gerontology

    3 hrs.
    This course prepares individuals to design and implement educational programs for older adults.
  
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    ADE 791 - Research in Adult Education

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the major professor.
  
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    ADE 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
  
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    ADE 794 - Field Problems in Adult Education I, II, III

    1-3 hrs. arr.
    A project dealing with a specific problem in an adult education agency. Registration must be approved by student's major professor and departmental chair.
  
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    ADE 797 - Independent Study and Research

    3 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    ADE 798 - Specialist Thesis

    6 hrs.
    A field study or thesis-type research study representing the major research component of the specialist's degree.
  
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    ADE 801 - Delivery Systems for Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ADE 601  and ADE 607 . Introduction and orientation to a variety of organizations and agencies responsible for conducting adult education programs.
  
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    ADE 837 - Internship in Adult Education

    3-6 hrs.
    A direct work experience in an adult education setting unrelated to student's employment.
  
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    ADE 841 - Assessment in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ADE 576, REF 601 , or permission of instructor. Explore, develop, and evaluate various assessment methods and strategies used in adult education.
  
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    ADE 850 - Education and the Older Adult

    3 hrs.
    A study of the older adult and the implications of those characteristics for adult education programs.
  
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    ADE 860 - Readings in Adult Education

    3 hrs.
    Students select readings in the adult education literature for discussion in a seminar format.
  
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    ADE 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

American Studies

  
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    AMS 504 - Issues in America

    3 hrs.
    Topics vary according to professor and department.
  
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    AMS 599 - British Studies: Anglo-American Studies

    3-6 hrs.
    A seminar conducted in Great Britain under the auspices of the Center for International and Continuing Education.

Anthropology

  
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    ANT 516 - Ethnographic Field Methods

    3-6 hrs.
    Methods of ethnographic fieldwork through participation in organized field studies. Permission of instructor required.
  
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    ANT 520 - Culture and Ethnicity

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of culture and ethnicity with special reference to the problem of modernization.
  
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    ANT 521 - Anthropological Theory

    3 hrs.
    A general survey of historical anthropological thought and of the major contemporary schools of anthropological theory.
  
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    ANT 522 - Environmental Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    An examination of human cultural strategies for adaptation to different environments.
  
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    ANT 523 - Economic Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    The evolution of economic systems, cross-cultural analysis of economic systems, and the role of economic forces in cultural change.
  
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    ANT 524 - Religion and Healing

    3 hrs.
    This course studies several examples of religious healing practices found in ethnographic literature creating a dialogue between indigenous and academic theories of healing.
  
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    ANT 525 - Kinship and Social Organization

    3 hrs.
    A comparative study of kinship and social organization, and a survey of the major anthropological theories concerning organizational variability.
  
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    ANT 526 - American Folklore

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of folklore, oral narratives, performance, and material culture with special reference to America and the American South.
  
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    ANT 527 - Psychological Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    Cross-cultural analysis of personality formation, perception and cognition, and mental illness.
  
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    ANT 528 - Political Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    A comparative survey of patterns of group decision-making, leadership, resolution of conflict, and social control in human societies.
  
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    ANT 529 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate topical offerings.
  
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    ANT 531 - Advanced Prehistoric Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): ANT 531L . Overview of analytical techniques and prehistoric technologies.
  
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    ANT 531L - Advanced Prehistoric Analysis Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Laboratory to accompany Advanced Prehistoric Analysis (ANT 531 ).
  
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    ANT 533 - Prehistory of Southeastern Indians

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the prehistoric archaeology of the southeastern United States, especially Mississippi and adjoining states, from first inhabitants to the time of European contact.
  
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    ANT 534 - Historical Archaeology

    3 hrs.
    A study of questions and techniques used on archaeological sites dating from the 15th century to the early 20th century.
  
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    ANT 535 - Urban Archaeology

    3 hrs.
    An examination of archaeological remains recovered in American cities.
  
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    ANT 536 - Archaeology Field Methods

    3-6 hrs.
    Methods of fieldwork through participation in organized field projects.
  
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    ANT 537 - Heritage Resources and Public Policy

    3 hrs.
    The history and present state of public policy issues related to archaeological and historic resources, and their role in the planning process.
  
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    ANT 539 - Topics in Archaeology

    3 hrs.
    Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate topical offerings.
  
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    ANT 541 - Human Variation and Adaptation

    3 hrs.
    An examination of human biological variation, including its sources, its classification, and its expression in different environments.
  
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    ANT 542 - Medical Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to the relationship between human culture and disease especially cross-cultural comparisons of perception and treatment of illness.
  
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    ANT 545 - Bioarchaeology

    3 hrs.
    Methods and theories used in interpretation of skeletal and mortuary data in archaeological contexts.
  
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    ANT 546 - Primate Behavior and Biology

    3 hrs.
    This course serves as an introduction to the primate order and the field of primate studies.
  
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    ANT 547 - Nutritional Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    This course will explore the many issues surrounding the production, consumption, and distribution of food both locally and globally, and the evolution of diet and chronic diet related diseases.
  
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    ANT 549 - Topics in Physical Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate topical offerings.
  
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    ANT 551 - Language Planning, Culture, and Politics

    3 hrs.
    Study of language planning, cultural identity, and politics around the world.
  
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    ANT 552 - Language, Gender, and Culture

    3 hrs.
    Cross-cultural study of the social basis of gender differences in language.
  
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    ANT 559 - Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate topical offerings.
  
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    ANT 561 - Visual Ethnography

    3 hrs.
    A fieldwork and online class in the study of cultures through visual media. Ethnographic filmmaking techniques are applied to student film projects.
  
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    ANT 593 - Irish Studies

    4 hrs.
    Variable content. Lecture series and study in Ireland under the auspices of International Programs.
  
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    ANT 594 - Topics in Caribbean Anthropology

    4 hrs.
    Variable content; Lecture series, study, and fieldwork (archaeological and ethnographic) in the Caribbean under the auspices of International Programs.
  
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    ANT 599 - British Studies

    3-6 hrs.
    Variable content. Lecture series and research offered abroad under the auspices of International Programs.
  
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    ANT 601 - Teaching Anthropology

    1-3 hrs.
    An in-depth examination of the resources and techniques of introducing undergraduates to the discipline of anthropology. May be repeated three times.
  
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    ANT 602 - Researching Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    This course covers research and writing for professional anthropologists. Formulating hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting are stressed. May be repeated for up to six (6) credit hours.
  
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    ANT 605 - Presenting Heritage I

    3 hrs.
    This course is the first of a two-part seminar (with ANT 606 ) on public history, folklore, and anthropology. It emphasizes theory and method in public presentation to prepare students for public sector employment.
  
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    ANT 606 - Presenting Heritage II

    3 hrs.
    This course is the second of a two-part seminar (with ANT 605 ) on public history, folklore, and anthropology, emphasizing the development and management of public humanities programming.
  
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    ANT 607 - Applied Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    The application of anthropology to the solution of contemporary social and cultural problems.
  
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    ANT 621 - Seminar in Ethnology

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive examination of method and theory in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, focusing particularly on the problems of ethnographic production and comparative analysis.
  
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    ANT 631 - Seminar in Archaeology

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth examination of the method and theory of anthropological archaeology.
  
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    ANT 641 - Seminar in Biological Anthropology

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive examination of the method and theory of physical anthropology.
  
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    ANT 651 - Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth examination of the method and theory of anthropological linguistics.
  
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    ANT 691 - Cooperative Internship

    3-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Faculty approval. Supervised experience in specific professional settings arranged by the department with public agencies.
  
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    ANT 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
  
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    ANT 697 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    ANT 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
  
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    ANT 792 - Special Study Projects in Anthropology

    1-6 hrs.
    Special projects in reading, survey, or research in anthropology.

Architectural Engineering Technology

  
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    ACT 526 - Specifications

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. An introduction to development and writing of architectural project specifications.
  
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    ACT 548 - Modeling and Animation Applications I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACT 132 or demonstrated computer-aided design and drafting experience. Computer modeling and animation developed with AutoDesk Viz.
  
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    ACT 549 - Modeling and Animation Applications II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACT 548 . Advanced topics in computer modeling and animation developed with AutoDesk Viz.
  
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    ACT 550 - Virtual Reality Applications I

    3 hrs.
    Comprehensive study of virtual reality techniques for real-time visualization of engineering technology topics.
  
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    ACT 551 - Virtual Reality Applications II

    3 hrs.
    Study of advanced virtual reality scenebuilding techniques.
  
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    ACT 592 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser.
  
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    ACT 605 - Digital Imaging

    3 hrs.
    Processing, manipulating, and analyzing images while they are in the form of virtual discrete digital quantity.

Architecture-Engineering Construction

  
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    AEC 505 - Environmental Impact Statements

    3 hrs.
    Preparation of environmental impact statements (EISs) for projects with significant environmental impact.
  
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    AEC 510 - Foundations in Computer-aided Drafting and Design

    3 hrs.
    Fundamentals of computer use for drafting and design using commercial software.
  
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    AEC 520 - Computer-aided Drafting and Design II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT 510. CADD applied to architectural and engineering drawing using AUTOCAD. Graphics programming in two and three dimensions.
  
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    AEC 521 - Computer-aided Design and Drafting III

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT 520 or CADD experience. Advanced CADD topics applied to architectural and engineering drawing using AutoLISP.
  
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    AEC 530 - Solar Heating and Cooling

    3 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): ENT 530L. Solar energy conversion methods; collectors; residential, commercial solar heating and cooling. Economics of solar energy. Total energy systems.
  
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    AEC 530L - Solar Heating and Cooling Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): ENT 530.
  
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    AEC 531 - Environmental Safety

    3 hrs.
    Detection and control of harmful agents in working environments, such as vapors, gases, mists, radiation, and sound.
 

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