Sep 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Communication Studies

  
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    CMS 674 - Dimensions of Learning in Speech Communication Education I

    3 hrs.
    Provides a broad introduction to concepts, contexts, and practices of teaching speech communication and theatre at the secondary level. This course includes a clinical supervision component.
  
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    CMS 675 - Dimensions of Learning in Speech Communication Education II

    3 hrs.
    Provides a broad introduction to concepts, contexts, and practices of teaching speech communication and theatre at the secondary level. This course includes a clinical supervision component.
  
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    CMS 692 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    For independent research projects designed to answer specific questions in applied or theoretical communication.
  
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    CMS 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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    CMS 698 - Thesis

    3-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    CMS 700 - Intercultural Communication


    Explores the forms and functions of interpersonal communication in different cultures. Emphasizes issues related to communication across cultural boundaries.
  
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    CMS 715 - Message Processes and Effects

    3 hrs.
    Examines construction and structuring of messages by communicators to form conversation, the effects of messages upon receivers, and factors which affect construction, structuring, and reception of messages.
  
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    CMS 720 - Introduction to Graduate Research

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of types of problems, concepts, variables, definition, design measurement techniques, and interpretation of data prevalent in communication research. Involves elementary statistics and development of research proposals and designs. (May also be taken as MC 720 .)
  
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    CMS 721 - Content Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Study of theory and methods of defining, categorizing, coding, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal elements of the communication process. Emphasizes source and message elements. Elementary statistical analysis, research report, and design of studies. (May also be taken as MC 721 .)
  
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    CMS 722 - Communication Research Methods

    3 hrs.
    A study of the techniques and strategies used in conducting empirical studies of communication. Topics will include measurement, sampling, and content analysis. (May also be taken as MC 722 .)
  
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    CMS 725 - Seminar in Organizational Communication

    3 hrs.
    Topics under the heading of organizational communication are explored, including such issues as organizational cultures, communication climate, and conflict management.
  
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    CMS 726 - Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

    3 hrs.
    Readings in narrative approaches to investigating human communication, including theoretical issues, methods, and case studies.
  
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    CMS 730 - Theory and Research in Small Group Communication

    3 hrs.
    A study of human interaction in small group settings and the determinants and effects of such interaction.
  
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    CMS 735 - Rhetorical Theory

    3 hrs.
    A study of the development of rhetorical theory, ancient through contemporary. The course will examine classical, medieval, Renaissance, and late European rhetoricians, and re-emergence of rhetorical theory in the 20th century.
  
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    CMS 740 - Rhetorical Criticism

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the variety of contexts and situations to which can be applied principles of rhetorical criticism. Emphasis will be placed on public discourse and media.
  
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    CMS 745 - Communication and Humor


    Examines the use of humor in public speeches, workplace, and personal relationships. Assesses current theory and research on the topic.
  
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    CMS 750 - Theory and Research in Nonverbal Communication

    3 hrs.
    A study of nonverbal communication and its relation to effective oral communication. Topics include gender and cultural differences, detecting deception, persuasive strategies.
  
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    CMS 755 - Contemporary Theory and Research in Persuasion

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to familiarize students with current issues and research in persuasive communication.
  
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    CMS 760 - Risk and Crisis Communication

    3 hrs.
    This course explores theory and practice related to the communication complexities inherent to risk and crisis communication.
  
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    CMS 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    For independent research problems designed to answer specific questions in applied or theoretical communication.
  
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    CMS 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours 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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    CMS 809 - Speech Communication Seminar

    3 hrs.
    A rotating seminar that addresses topics in speech communication.
  
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    CMS 898 - Dissertation.

    3-12 hrs., for a total of 12 hrs

Community Health Sciences

  
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    DPH 508 - Health Education Methods

    3 hrs.
    A survey of teaching methods that are appropriate for health education program delivery.
  
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    DPH 510 - School Health Education Planning

    3 hrs.
    Diagnostic phases preceding program development, skills in planning, organization, and implementation of school health education programs.
  
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    DPH 511 - Health Education Curriculum Development

    3 hrs.
    Coordination of curriculum development, content selection, and scope and sequence.
  
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    DPH 514 - Consumer Health

    3 hrs.
    The importance of consumer education as related to advertising theory and methods, health misconceptions, health services, medical quackery, and health products.
  
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    DPH 515 - School Health Program

    3 hrs.
    Organization and operation of school health programs with emphasis on instruction, environment, and services.
  
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    DPH 522 - Drugs and the Whole Person

    3 hrs.
    Psychosocial, medical, legal, and health aspects of drugs (including alcohol) and their abuse.
  
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    DPH 530 - Human Sexuality

    3 hrs.
    Physical, emotional, and social aspects of human sexuality.
  
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    DPH 531 - Sexuality Education

    3 hrs.
    Theory, methods, and materials for planning, organizing, and implementing sexuality in school and community settings.
  
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    DPH 536 - Stress Management Techniques

    3 hrs.
    Theory and application of primary prevention strategies in stress management programs.
  
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    DPH 537 - Health Education in Clinical Settings

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of the role, methods, and technology of health education pertaining to health care clinics and patient education.
  
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    DPH 540 - Introduction to Biostatistics

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistical methods in health sciences.
  
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    DPH 578 - Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities

    1-6 hrs.
    Specialized study and skill acquisition in the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary.
  
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    DPH 590 - Special Topics

    1-3 hrs.
  
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    DPH 597 - Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services

    3 hrs.
    Study of the interdependent contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research.
  
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    DPH 598 - Families of the Developmentally Disabled

    3 hrs.
    Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the developmentally disabled.
  
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    DPH 599 - British Studies

    3-6 hrs.
    Involves variable topics. Lectures and supervised research in England. Offered exclusively through the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education.
  
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    DPH 601 - Introduction to Community Health Practice

    3 hrs.
    An overview of the public health system, including mission, functions, infrastructure, and interventions and results.
  
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    DPH 602 - Health Disparities in the United States

    3 hrs.
    This course explores the racial, ethnic, geographical, social and cultural dimensions that underlie health and health disparities.
  
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    DPH 606 - Health Education among Rural Populations

    3 hrs.
    This course will explore the nature of rural health in America and how health education planning and evaluation could address the specific needs of rural populations.
  
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    DPH 609 - Community Health Education Planning

    3 hrs.
    Diagnostic phases preceding program development, skills in planning, organization, and implementation of health education programs in the community.
  
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    DPH 611 - Internship in Public Health

    3-9 hrs. (6 hrs. required)
    Supervised professional experience in a selected public health setting.
  
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    DPH 612 - Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to measurement techniques and methods for evaluating health programs.
  
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    DPH 620 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    3 hrs.
    Concepts of methods of chronic disease epidemiology; epidemiological study design; prevention of control of chronic diseases.
  
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    DPH 621 - Zoonotic Disease in Public Health

    3 hrs.
    Examines the major zoonotic diseases affecting humans, including their role in bioterrorism, with focus on epidemiology and prevention.
  
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    DPH 622 - Epidemiology

    3 hrs.
    Basic concepts of the distribution and determinants of diseases and other health conditions. Apply epidemiological methods in prevention and control of disease.
  
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    DPH 623 - Biostatistics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): One course in statistics. Concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistical methods in health sciences.
  
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    DPH 625 - Health Administration

    3 hrs.
    Application of management principles to health care organizations with a focus on governance and leadership, human resources, control systems, strategic planning, and accountability.
  
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    DPH 626 - Introduction to Health Systems

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to the American health care system and its component organizations.
  
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    DPH 627 - Introduction to Health Policy and Administration

    3 hrs.
    Study of health care management functions and competencies and analysis of the process of health policy formulation, implementation, and modification.
  
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    DPH 628 - Assessment Procedures for Young Children with Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    To familiarize students with current issues, theories, and practices regarding the assessment of young children who are at risk for or have manifest disabilities.
  
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    DPH 629 - Advanced Intervention Procedures for Young Children with Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    To familiarize students with current issues, theories, intervention methods, and procedures for young children who are at risk for or have manifest disabilities.
  
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    DPH 638 - Workplace Health Promotion

    3 hrs.
    Study of health education theory and practice as applied to occupational health.
  
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    DPH 640 - Traffic Systems Management

    3 hrs.
    An overview of agencies and systems involved in the management of vehicular traffic.
  
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    DPH 647 - Public Health Marketing

    3 hrs.
    The application of marketing tools and techniques such as marketing research, consumer behavior, concept development and pricing to social ills and human behavior.
  
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    DPH 652 - Seminar in Critical Issues of the Aged

    3 hrs.
    Interdisciplinary review and analysis of the literature and research on issues of aging; including health care and policy, family, recreation, nutrition, social issues, and death and bereavement.
  
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    DPH 655 - Environmental Health

    3 hrs.
    A study of the relationship between environmental conditions and human health.
  
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    DPH 656 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health

    3 hrs.
    Social and behavior determinants of health, illness, and sick role.
  
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    DPH 657 - Healthcare Financial Management I

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to the financial aspects of health care impacting program managers. Core topics include historical reimbursement systems, managed care, budgeting, analysis of financial statements, and general financial management principles.
  
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    DPH 658 - Occupational Health

    3 hrs.
    Study of workplace-related health problems, identification of contributing factors, and presentation methods.
  
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    DPH 660 - Long-Term Care Policy and Administration

    3 hrs.
    A study of policy and administrative issues affecting the elderly and disabled populations.
  
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    DPH 665 - Public Health Nutrition: Programs and Principles

    3 hrs.
    State, national, and international mechanisms of delivery of nutrition and health services; political and social issues in nutrition health policy formulation and implementation.
  
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    DPH 666 - Nutrition Program Planning and Evaluation

    3 hrs.
    Principles and procedures to plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition promotion/disease presentation programs.
  
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    DPH 670 - Health Law and Ethics

    3 hrs.
    An examination of ethical and legal principles impacting health care delivery in the U.S. and the application of these principles to health care management decision making.
  
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    DPH 680 - Research Techniques

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate statistics course. Principles, evaluation, and types and techniques of research in health care.
  
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    DPH 685 - Contemporary Issues in Health

    3 hrs.
    Comprehensive examination of a current health issue of contemporary importance.
  
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    DPH 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
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    DPH 691 - Research

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major instructor.
  
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    DPH 692 - Special Problems in Safety

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.
  
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    DPH 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. 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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    DPH 710 - Seminar

    3 hrs.
    Advanced topics in health administration.
  
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    DPH 716 - Health Economics

    3 hrs.
    Assist the student in developing a set of tools that can help them make economic-based administrative and policy decisions in a modern health care organization.
  
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    DPH 720 - Community Organization for Health Education

    3 hrs.
    Communities and community organizations as they relate to health services and health education.
  
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    DPH 722 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology

    3 hrs.
    This course will provide epidemiologic knowledge and skills required to diagnose common infectious diseases in humans, identify populations at risk, and apply measures to control the disease.
  
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    DPH 723 - Biostatistics II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): DPH 623 - Biostatistics  or an equivalent course. This course will provide knowledge and skills for the application of advanced statistical methods for analysis and interpretation of data.
  
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    DPH 724 - Food Safety and Security in Public Health

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the paradigm for the production, processing and consumption of the food supply in the US as it relates to public health.
  
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    DPH 727 - Health Care Strategic Planning

    3 hrs.
    Students use strategic thinking and strategic planning to develop solutions to problems that health care organizations face today.
  
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    DPH 729 - Biosecurity and Public Health

    3 hrs.
    This course examines biosecurity's role in preserving human well-being through minimizing the effects of disease, bioterrorism, and natural disaster on food producing animals.
  
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    DPH 737 - Health Care Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

    3 hrs.
    Examines the behavioral, structural, legal, and human aspects of today's workforce in health care organizations.
  
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    DPH 738 - Ethics for Health Care Managers

    3 hrs.
    The role of ethics in modern health care organizations and the application of ethics in health care management decision making.
  
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    DPH 744 - Behavioral Problems in Safety Programs

    3 hrs.
    A study of behavioral, attitudinal, and motivational issues in a variety of safety programs.
  
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    DPH 746 - Administration and Supervision of Safety Programs

    3 hrs.
    Administration and supervision of governmental, industrial, agency, and community safety programs.
  
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    DPH 747 - Health Care Marketing

    3 hrs.
    Examines marketing in health care organizations including: consumer orientation, healthcare marketing techniques, marketing research, information systems and planning.
  
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    DPH 757 - Healthcare Financial Management II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): DPH 657 . Application of financial management principles to healthcare organizations for healthcare administrators.
  
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    DPH 767 - Cases Studies in Health Services Administration

    3 hrs.
    Capstone course for Executive Master of Public Health program. Exercises will require the use of knowledge gained in other MPH courses.
  
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    DPH 784 - Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health

    3 hrs.
    This course will provide instruction on qualitative methods and how these methods are applied for research and/or evaluation purposes in public health.
  
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    DPH 785 - Data Management and Analysis in Public Health

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): DPH 623  or equivalent statistics. Apply knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology in data analysis using SPSS.
  
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    DPH 786 - Statistical Analysis in Epidemiology Using SAS

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): DPH 623  and DPH 723 . The application of SAS for bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple linear regression, logistic regression, general linear model, and path analysis.
  
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    DPH 792 - Special Problems in Health

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor and director.
  
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    DPH 793 - Advanced Biostatistics Methods for Public Health

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): DPH 623 , DPH 723 . Concepts & application of advanced statistical methods: logistic, regression, survival analysis, & mixed models using public health data with SAS.

Computational Science

  
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    COS 701 - Visual Techniques

    3 hrs.
    Graphical and visual data manipulation, emphasizing the task of report and document generation with visual and graphical data for presentations and professional publications.
  
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    COS 702 - Data Analysis Techniques

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to numerical data using analytical tools, e.g., signal processing for pre- and post-processing data, and numerical and functional approximation for data analysis.
  
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    COS 703 - Data Handling Techniques

    3hrs.
    Storing, receiving, and handling of digital data, including fundamental concepts, in using files and databases.
  
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    COS 730 - Parallel Algorithms

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Knowledge of sequential algorithm design and analysis, NP-completeness, proficiency in high-level language programming, including pointer manipulation. Topics include models of parallel computation, general techniques, graph algorithms, expression evaluation, parallel sorting, parallel string matching, and P-completeness.
  
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    COS 740 - Seminar I

    1 hr.
    Study of current research techniques and results in scientific computing. Can be taken four times. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with techniques and applications of scientific computing. The students will study the literature in the field and hear presentations from practitioners in the field. Letter grades will be assigned on the basis of written or oral reports on assigned topics.
  
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    COS 781 - Topics in Computational Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Covers topic of interest to students and faculty.
  
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    COS 791 - Research in Computational Sciences

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major professor.
  
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    COS 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree.
 

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