Oct 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 889 - Environmental Microbiology

    3 hrs.
  
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    BSC 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.
  
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    COA 512 - Field Exercises in Coast Herpetology

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s):  BSC 110, BSC 110L, BSC 111, BSC 111L and permission of instructor Topics include the ecology, evolution, life history, diversity, behavior, conservation of amphibians and reptiles. This course will be conducted in a hybrid format with the first week online and the following two weeks of the course at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Business Administration

  
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    BA 598 - International Business Administration Seminar Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. Conducted abroad: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on
  
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    BA 600 - Management Foundations

    3 hrs.
    A survey course in management concepts and decision making.
  
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    BA 611 - Accounting Foundations

    3 hrs.
    A conceptual study of financial and managerial accounting principles designed to enable decision makers to properly use accounting information in making decisions.
  
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    BA 630 - Decision Science Foundations

    3 hrs.
    A survey course in decision sciences, productivity, quality and customer service.
  
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    BA 646 - Regulation and Ethics

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the major legal and ethical considerations affecting managerial decision making.
  
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    BA 650 - Marketing Foundations

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of marketing functions, concepts, and practices in managerial decision making.
  
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    BA 670 - Finance Foundations

    3 hrs.
    A study of financial analysis in managerial decision making.
  
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    BA 680 - Systems and Technology Foundations

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of the impact of information systems and technology on organizations.
  
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    BA 699 - International Business Administration Research Abroad

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. A research course in international business administration offered for students enrolled in BA 598 .

Chemistry and Biochemistry

  
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    CHE 500 - Chemical Literature

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 256 and 311. The selection and use of the reference materials of chemistry: periodicals, journals, texts, patents, and other sources of information.
  
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    CHE 504 - Spectral Elucidation of Structure

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Applications of vibrational, electronic, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy to structure determination.
  
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    CHE 505 - Problems in Chemistry

    3-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate coursework in the area and permission of the instructor. An intensive review of specialized areas in chemistry.
  
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    CHE 506 - Modern Chemical Problem Solving I

    3 hrs.
    Chemical reactivity in the gaseous state and aqueous state, thermochemistry of reactions, oxidation/reduction processes, electrochemistry, and modern atomic theory as it is applied to bonding concepts and reactivity, and nuclear chemistry.
  
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    CHE 507 - Modern Chemical Problem Solving II

    3 hrs.
    Physical and chemical aspects of liquids and solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base equilibria, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the transition metals.
  
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    CHE 509 - Chemistry Laboratory Teaching

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.  Instruction and practice for teaching assistants in the academic chemistry laboratory. Workshop attendance prior to beginning of the semester required.
  
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    CHE 510 - Safety Principles and Procedures in the Chemical Sciences

    1 hr.
    Common laboratory hazards and their remediation.
  
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    CHE 511 - Instrumental Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 461, 461L. Pre- or Corequisite: CHE 462, 462L. Theory and practice of instrumental methods of analysis; absorption spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, electrometric methods, and fundamental electronics.
  
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    CHE 511L - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): CHE 511 . A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 511 .
  
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    CHE 520 - Principles of Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 251 or equivalent. A one semester course surveying the fundamentals of biochemistry.
  
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    CHE 520L - Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): CHE 520 . A laboratory course to accompany CHE 520 with emphasis on using knowledge of biochemical techniques in the student's profession.
  
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    CHE 521 - Biochemistry I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 256 The properties of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; actions of enzymes and protein synthesis.
  
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    CHE 521L - Biochemistry I Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): CHE 521 . An optional laboratory course to accompany CHE 521 .
  
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    CHE 522 - Biochemistry II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521  Major metabolic pathways with emphasis on energy considerations and inter-relationships of the pathways.
  
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    CHE 522L - Biochemistry II Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521L . Corequisite(s): CHE 522 . A continuation of CHE 521L .
  
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    CHE 523 - Analytical Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521 . A survey of methods used by biochemists to detect and characterize biologically important molecules.
  
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    CHE 524 - Biochemistry III

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521 . Biochemical principles underlying nucleic acid structure, functions, and interactions with other biomolecules that mediate molecular changes in living organisms.
  
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    CHE 531 - Inorganic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 462. Electronic state transitions and spectra, coordination chemistry, reaction kinetics and mechanisms, special topics.
  
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    CHE 531L - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): CHE 531 . A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 531 .
  
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    CHE 551 - Medicinal Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    A survey of selected topics in organic chemistry to include medicinal, heterocyclic, and organometallic chemistry.
  
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    CHE 560 - Pharmacology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Vertebrate biology and organic chemistry. The response of living organisms to drugs.
  
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    CHE 561 - Physical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Chemical thermodynamics.
  
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    CHE 561L - Laboratory for CHE 561

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHE 561  is required. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 561 .
  
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    CHE 562 - Physical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Kinetics and quantum chemistry.
  
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    CHE 562L - Laboratory for CHE 562

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHE 562  is required. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 562 .
  
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    CHE 570 - Toxicology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 256. A one-semester survey course in toxicology.
  
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    CHE 600 - Chemical Safety in the Teaching Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Application of the principles of chemical safety to the creation of a safe environment in high school and college science laboratories.
  
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    CHE 601 - Introductory Structural Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. A study of symmetry, including group theory and point group designation, stereochemistry, and the origin of spectra.
  
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    CHE 605 - Chemical Analysis I

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 311 and CHE 256. Separation methods including chromatography and centrifugation. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week.
  
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    CHE 606 - Chemical Analysis II

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 311 and CHE 256. NMR, ESR, mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week.
  
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    CHE 607 - Chemical Analysis III

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 311 and CHE 256. IR, UV-visible, ORD, CD, AA spectroscopy, flame photometry, and fluorometry. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week.
  
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    CHE 608 - Chemical Analysis IV

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 311 and CHE 256. Radiochemical, electrochemical, electrophoretic, and thermal analysis. Data handling. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week.
  
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    CHE 609 - Applied Descriptive Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Principles of chemical periodicity applied to a laboratory based study of reactivity.
  
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    CHE 610 - Methods in Mass Spectrometry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Includes discussions of theory and hands-on experiences in the use of modern mass spectrometry equipment. The focus is on the analysis of both small and large molecules using LC-MS, MALDI, ESI and APCI. Project required.
  
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    CHE 611 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 411 or permission of instructor. Sampling techniques, equilibria and activity, chemical and physical separations, and chemical methods of analysis.
  
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    CHE 621 - Advanced Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The interrelationships of metabolic pathways with emphasis on control mechanisms.
  
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    CHE 651 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Organic Qualifying Examination or in special instances, permission of the instructor. The structure of organic compounds and their relationship to chemical bonding, stereochemistry, resonance, and reactivity.
  
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    CHE 652 - Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651 . The synthesis of organic compounds emphasizing modern reagents and methods.
  
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    CHE 661 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Physical Chemistry, qualifying examination, or in special instances, permission of the instructor. Molecular and thermodynamic basis for chemical phenomena. Emphasis: Applications of thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics to chemical disciplines.
  
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    CHE 689 - Chemistry Seminar

    1 hr.
  
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    CHE 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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    CHE 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consultation with and permission of major professor.
  
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    CHE 702 - Photochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651  or permission of instructor. An introduction to the physical and chemical properties of the excited state.
  
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    CHE 711 - Analytical Spectroscopy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 411. Quantitative determinations by I.R., visible, U.V., and X-ray spectroscopy techniques, including atomic emission and absorption.
  
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    CHE 713 - Analytical Separations

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Gas, ion exchange, and thin-layer chromatography; precipitation and crystallization; zone refining and electromigration.
  
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    CHE 719 - Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Current topics of interest such as electroanalytical chemistry, instrumentation, chemometrics, new spectroscopic methods, etc.
  
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    CHE 721 - Proteins

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521  or permission of instructor. Protein purification, methods of primary, secondary, and tertiary structure determinations, and the relationship between structure and biological activities.
  
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    CHE 722 - Physical Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521 . Application of physical-chemical methods to the study of biological macromolecules.
  
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    CHE 723 - Enzymes

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 521 . Mechanisms of enzyme action, and the kinetics, regulation, and synthesis of enzymes.
  
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    CHE 725 - Lipids

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study of the structure, functions, and metabolism of lipids.
  
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    CHE 726 - Hormone Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The structure, biosynthesis, secretion, regulation, and mode of action of hormones.
  
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    CHE 729 - Current Topics in Biochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Topics of current interest in biochemistry such as neurochemistry, plant molecular biochemistry, photosynthesis, aging, and hormonal control.
  
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    CHE 739 - Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Topics of current interest such as transition metal complexes, reaction mechanisms or physical methods.
  
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    CHE 751 - Physical Organic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651 . Selected topics including application and use of quantum mechanics, kinetics, cryoscopy, isotopes, etc., to organic chemistry.
  
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    CHE 752 - Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651 . Mechanisms of organic reactions with emphasis on stereochemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, and new developments as reported in chemical literature.
  
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    CHE 755 - Chemistry of Liquid Crystals

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651 . Survey of the structure, synthesis, and properties of the liquid crystalline state.
  
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    CHE 759 - Current Topics in Organic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Topics of current interest in organic chemistry such as natural products, stereochemistry, and novel synthetic methodology.
  
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    CHE 761 - Special Topics in Statistical Thermodynamics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 661  or permission of instructor. Statistical mechanical theory and techniques applied to calculations of thermodynamics properties. Topics: theory of liquids, real gas behavior, etc.
  
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    CHE 763 - Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 661  or permission of instructor. Development of quantum theory relating to energy levels and bonding in chemical systems.
  
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    CHE 764 - Elements of Diffraction

    4 hrs.
    Scattering, phase relationships, and structural techniques via diffraction for gases, liquids, solutions, and solids. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week.
  
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    CHE 769 - Current Topics in Physical Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Topics of current interest in physical chemistry such as magnetic resonance, quantum theory, etc.
  
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    CHE 789 - Chemistry Seminar

    1 hr.
  
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    CHE 791 - Research in Chemistry

    1-15 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major instructor.
  
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    CHE 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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    CHE 811 - Analytical Electrochemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Thermodynamics of electrochemistry, theoretical derivation of electrochemical techniques, and applications thereof.
  
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    CHE 821 - Biosynthetic Pathways

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. An in-depth study of selected metabolic pathways.
  
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    CHE 822 - Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 621  or permission of instructor. Protein and nucleic acid biosynthesis, with emphasis on biological control mechanisms.
  
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    CHE 831 - Organometallic Compounds

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 631 and CHE 651  or permission of instructor. The preparation, structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of compounds containing carbon-metal and carbon-metalloid bonds.
  
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    CHE 851 - A Survey of Heterocyclic Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 651 . Nomenclature, synthesis, and reactions of the more common heterocyclic system.
  
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    CHE 861 - Special Topics in Quantum Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 661 . Topics of current interest in quantum chemistry such as magnetic resonance, electron spectroscopy, etc.
  
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    CHE 862 - Chemical Kinetics

    3 hrs.
    Experimental techniques of measuring chemical reaction rates and the mathematical treatment of rate data.
  
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    CHE 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Child Development

  
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    CD 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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    CD 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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    CD 650 - Theories in Child Development

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Theory and research related to the typical and atypical motor, language, cognitive, and social-emotional development of children prenatally through middle childhood, as well as contexts that shape development.
  
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    CD 652 - Critical Issues in Child Development

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Critical environmental and developmental issues impacting children are investigated for their impact on individual development and family interactions. Implications for programs, policy, theory and research are addressed.
  
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    CD 654 - Seminar in Child Development

    3 hrs.
    Selected topics in child development. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    CD 655 - Practicum in Child Development

    3 hrs.
  
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    CD 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
  
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    CD 691 - Research in Child Development

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    CD 692 - Special Problems in Child Development

    1-4 hrs.
  
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    CD 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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    CD 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)

Coastal Sciences

  
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    COA 505 - Marine Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Biology, chemistry, calculus, and analytic geometry, or permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): COA 505L . Sea water chemistry and cycles and their impact on the marine environment. May be taken as MAR 541 .
  
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    COA 505L - Marine Chemistry Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): for COA 505 . A laboratory designed to accompany COA 505 . May be taken as MAR 541L .
  
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    COA 506 - Environmental Estuarine Chemistry

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Biology, organic chemistry, calculus, and analytic geometry, or permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): COA 506L . Sources, reactions, transport, fate, and effects of environmental chemical species in aquatic environments with special emphasis on estuaries. May be taken as MAR 543 .
  
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    COA 506L - Environmental Estuarine Chemistry Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): COA 506 . A laboratory designed to accompany COA 506 . May be taken as MAR 543L .
  
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    COA 509 - Coastal Marine Geology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 hours in geology. A study of inshore and nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns, and landform development. May be taken as MAR 582 .
 

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