May 27, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nutrition and Food Systems

  
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    NFS 553 - Maternal and Child Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 362 and BSC 250, 251 An examination of the role of nutrition in health, growth, and development during pregnancy, lactation, and childhood.
  
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    NFS 563 - Applied Community Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 330/L, NFS 420/L or permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): NFS 463L. Study of nutrition assessment methodology and resources available within the community.
  
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    NFS 563L - Community Nutrition Lab

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 320, 320L, 330, 330L, 362 and 420 Corequisite(s): NFS 563  Application of nutrition skills in a community setting, including needs assessment, program planning, management and evaluation.
  
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    NFS 567L - Practicum in Dietetics

    1-9 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Application of dietetics in selected health care settings.
  
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    NFS 568 - Environmental Nutrition

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 362 Food safety principles, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System, microbiology of food safety, and infection control.
  
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    NFS 570 - The School Lunch

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study of the history, legislation, regulations, philosophy, and need for child nutrition programs.
  
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    NFS 571 - Marketing for the Dietetics Professional

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 362 The application of marketing theories to food and nutrition services.
  
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    NFS 575 - Food Production Management

    3 hrs
    This course is designed to provide the foundation, knowledge, and skills required in the operation of noncommercial food service establishments.
  
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    NFS 576 - Food Production Management II

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study of the theoretical framework of food systems management in the institutional setting.
  
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    NFS 576L - Food Production Management II Lab

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): NFS 576   Application of skills related to commercial and institutional food systems.
  
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    NFS 577 - Administrative Dietetics

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 475 Study and application of management theory and techniques in the supervision of food service personnel.
  
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    NFS 577L - Administrative Dietetics Lab

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 476, 476L Corequisite(s): NFS 577  Experiential learning related to management theory and techniques in food production and personnel supervision.
  
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    NFS 581 - Financial Management in Child Nutrition Programs

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to teach financial management skills required of child nutrition program professionals.
  
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    NFS 582 - Food Production Management in Child Nutrition Programs

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to provide the foundation, knowledge and skills required in the operation of child nutrition programs.
  
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    NFS 585 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 330/L, 385, 420/L; CHE 420. Corequisite(s): NFS 585L   Biochemical and physiological bases for dietary treatment of diseases. Application of medical nutrition therapy to menu planning and dietary modifications.
  
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    NFS 585L - Medical Nutrition Therapy II Lab

    1 hr.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Corequisite(s): NFS 585  An application of MNT II through field trips to hospitals, mock charts, case studies, role playing, and videotaping.
  
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    NFS 586 - Medical Nutrition Therapy III

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 585   Corequisite(s): NFS 586L   Advanced biochemical and physiological applications for dietary treatment of diseases. Use of medical nutrition therapy in dietary interventions and menu planning.
  
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    NFS 586L - Medical Nutrition Therapy III Lab

    1 hr.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Corequisite(s): NFS 586  Application of MNT III through case studies, role playing, and hospital visits.
  
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    NFS 625 - The Nutrition of Children

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 362 or the equivalent. Study of eating patterns and nutritional needs of children and the nutritional programs and services available to meet these need.
  
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    NFS 630 - Food Systems Management

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Organization and management of food service operations, cost control techniques, food production and delivery systems.
  
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    NFS 640 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

    4 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 485 and 486, and permission of instructor. Pathophysiology of disease and application of medical nutrition therapy to treatment.
  
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    NFS 641 - Advanced Clinical Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 485, 486 A detailed study of the pathophysiology of various disease states as related to nutrition. Emphasis on organ systems: cardiovascular, renal, and pulmonary.
  
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    NFS 662 - Global Nutrition and Health

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of major nutrition problems that influence health throughout the world, with emphasis on low-income countries. Includes consideration of agricultural practices, food access, and infectious and chronic disease risk on morbidity and wellbeing of individuals.
  
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    NFS 664 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition

    1-3 hrs. (4 hrs. required)
    May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    NFS 673 - Child Nutrition Program Management

    3 hrs.
    Management and supervision of multiunits in child nutrition programs.
  
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    NFS 675 - Advanced Operational Management of Food Systems

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth exploration of production planning and control techniques including production scheduling, inventory management, and design and layout of food service systems.
  
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    NFS 676 - Seminar in Institution Management

    3 hrs.
    May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    NFS 690 - Current Topics in Child Nutrition Programs

    3 hrs.
    This course will acquaint students with current issues and topics related to the management of USDA child nutrition programs.
  
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    NFS 691 - Research in Food and Nutrition

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    NFS 692 - Special Problems in Nutrition

    1-4 hrs.
  
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    NFS 693 - Readings in Nutrition and Food Systems

    1 hr.
    Recent developments in research related to nutrition and food systems. May be repeated for a total of 3 hrs.
  
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    NFS 694 - Current Topics in Food Service Management

    1-6 hrs. (3 hrs. required)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study of a current problem in food service management. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    NFS 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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    NFS 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. (6 hrs. required)
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    NFS 703 - Research Techniques for Nutrition and Food Systems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 601  and REF 602  or DPH 540  and DPH 623  The research process in nutrition and foodservice management with an emphasis on designing research projects and interpreting findings.
  
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    NFS 711 - Macronutrients

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): biochemistry, physiology, and advanced nutrition. Metabolism of macronutrients with emphasis on requirements, deficiencies, and clinical implications.
  
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    NFS 712 - Micronutrients

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): biochemistry, physiology, and advanced nutrition. Advanced study of vitamins and minerals to include requirements, absorption, transport, and metabolism.
  
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    NFS 713 - Nutrition Education: Theory, Research, and Practice

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of nutrition education theory, research and practice, with emphasis on planning, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition education.
  
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    NFS 715 - Recent Developments in Applied Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    A study of current trends in applied nutrition. Topics will vary each time the course is taught.
  
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    NFS 717 - Obesity and Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    Study of the prevalence, etiology, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity in adults and children.
  
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    NFS 720 - Nutrition and Aging

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 250, 251, and NFS 362 Nutritional issues in the aging population including nutrient requirements, food habits, and nutrition services.
  
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    NFS 730 - Digestion, Absorption, and Excretion of Nutrients

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 410, Biochemistry, Physiology. An advanced study of the digestion, absorption, and excretion of nutrients with emphasis on macronutrients.
  
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    NFS 740 - Issues in Food Safety

    3 hrs.
    A broad study of food safety issues including occurrence and prevention of food-borne illnesses using HACCP principles and the role of diet and dietary anticarcinogens in the development of cancer.
  
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    NFS 774 - Management of Nutritional Services: A Behavioral Approach

    3 hrs.
    Study of individual and group behavior in the management of nutrition services.
  
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    NFS 776 - Development of Business Opportunities in Food and Nutrition Services

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 774  and MKT 300 or 550 Analysis of opportunities to develop food and nutrition businesses targeted to specific markets. Strategies for creating FNS businesses.
  
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    NFS 777 - Service Systems, Planning and Control

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 774  Analysis of service management, TQM and organizational management theories and concepts as applied to food and nutrition service systems.
  
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    NFS 780 - Advanced Practice in Nutrition and Food Systems

    3 hrs.
    This course emphasizes integration of nutritional science concepts with foodservice systems in delivery of food and nutrition to clients in a variety of settings.
  
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    NFS 791 - Doctoral Research in Nutrition and Food Systems

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Research in nutrition and food systems.
  
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    NFS 792 - Special Problems in Nutrition and Food Systems

    1-6 hrs.
    Special problems in nutrition and food systems.
  
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    NFS 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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    NFS 810 - Food and Nutrition Public Policy

    3 hrs.
    An examination of United States public policy in food and nutrition, with emphasis on the role of the nutrition professional in influencing the public policy process.
  
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    NFS 811 - Doctoral Seminar

    1-3 hrs.
    Repeatable up to three (3) total hours.
  
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    NFS 815 - Nutrition Support

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 730  A detailed study of the methods of feeding the stressed patient in relation to disease state and route of feeding.
  
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    NFS 817 - Advances in Nutrition and Foodservice Management Education

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of the impact of societal and professional issues on nutrition and foodservice management education.
  
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    NFS 820 - Theories in Nutrition and Food Systems Research

    3 hrs.
    Theoretical and conceptual frameworks and models as a foundation for scholarly research in food service systems and applied nutrition.
  
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    NFS 898 - Dissertation

    1-12 hrs. for a total of 12 hours.

Philosophy

  
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    PHI 506 - Philosophy of Human Nature

    3 hrs.
    Philosophical consideration of the nature of human consciousness, including topics in philosophical anthropology, philosophical psychology, and cognitive science.
  
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    PHI 507 - Critique of Christendom

    3 hrs.
    This course will focus on the very different critiques of Christianity and Christendom advanced by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Freud.
  
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    PHI 510 - Classical Philosophy

    3 hrs.
    An outline survey of Greek philosophical thought.
  
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    PHI 511 - Philosophy of Music

    3 hrs.
    This class examines traditional and contemporary philosophical answers to two questions: What is music? and Why does it matter?
  
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    PHI 512 - Modern Philosophy

    3 hrs.
    Survey of 17th- and 18th-century European philosophy.
  
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    PHI 535 - Research Ethics

    1 hr.
    This class is an introduction to Research Ethics, geared towards graduate students from all disciplines who are actively engaged in academic research projects.
  
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    PHI 536 - Aesthetics

    3 hrs.
    Philosophical analysis of theories of art and beauty.
  
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    PHI 540 - American Philosophy

    3 hrs.
    Survey of the development of philosophy in America and major American philosophers.
  
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    PHI 550 - Existentialism and Phenomenology

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the central themes in contemporary European existentialism and phenomenology.
  
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    PHI 551 - Political Philosophy

    3 hrs.
    The major schools of political philosophy from classical to contemporary times.
  
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    PHI 552 - Health Care Ethics

    3 hrs.
    An examination of various conceptual and ethical issues in the health care professions.
  
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    PHI 553 - Philosophy of Law

    3 hrs.
    An inquiry into theories of law.
  
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    PHI 557 - Environmental Ethics

    3 hrs.
    An examination of human responsibilities for nature; the impact of civilization on the natural world; formulation of ethical principles and policies.
  
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    PHI 558 - Symbolic Logic

    3 hrs.
    The basic theory and operations of the sentential calculus, quantification, and the logic of relations.
  
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    PHI 560 - Contemporary Philosophical Issues

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the central themes in contemporary philosophy.
  
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    PHI 562 - Evil

    3 hrs.
    This course examines wrong- and evil-doing. A taxonomy of wrongdoing is established. Evil-doing, which is extraordinary wrongdoing, is analyzed in its various forms.
  
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    PHI 592 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    A study of a philosophical issue to be approved by the department chair. May be taken for a total of 9 hours.
  
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    PHI 599 - Philosophical Studies Abroad

    3-6 hrs.
  
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    PHI 610 - Philosophy of Religion

    3 hrs.
    Seminar topics in philosophical theology.
  
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    PHI 620 - Seminar in Metaphysics

    3 hrs.
    Classical and contemporary metaphysics will be examined. Modern criticism by logicians, analytic philosophers, and philosophers of science will be presented.
  
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    PHI 630 - Seminar in Epistemology

    3 hrs.
    Advanced study of issues concerning the theory of knowledge.
  
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    PHI 635 - Ethics

    3 hrs.
    An advanced study of issues and problems in moral philosophy.
  
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    PHI 636 - Major Philosopher

    3 hrs.
    An advanced study of the contributions of a selected philosopher.
  
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    PHI 640 - Major Issues in Philosophy

    3-6 hrs.
    This course focuses on one or more major issues in philosophy in one or more historical periods of philosophy. The student may repeat this course one time if the course involves a different major issue.
  
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    PHI 656 - Philosophy of Science

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study of the scientific method, the nature of science, hypothesis development, and theory choice.
  
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    PHI 658 - Philosophy of Biology

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study concerning the fundamental issues and recent developments in philosophy of biology.
  
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    PHI 681 - Departmental Seminar

    1 hr.
    Pass/fail only. Repeatable up to a total of 3 semester credit hours.
  
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    PHI 691 - Research in Philosophy

    1-16 hrs.
    With the approval of the department and under the guidance of the student's major professor, the student will begin research on his/her master's thesis. Pass/Fail only.
  
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    PHI 692 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    A study of a philosophical issue to be approved by the department chair.
  
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    PHI 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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    PHI 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
  
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    PHI 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    A study of a philosophical issue to be approved by the department chair.

Physics

  
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    PHY 523 - Science and Society: From Copernicus to the Bomb

    3 hrs.
    Traces the development of science and technology and their role in society from the Renaissance to the present. (Cross listed as BSC 523  and HIS 523 .)
  
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    PHY 551 - Physical Applications of the Fourier Transform

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY 202 and MAT 280 The continuous Fourier transform and its symmetries together with its roles concerning measuring devices.
  
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    PHY 555 - Fluid Dynamics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY 350, MAT 385. A mathematical development of the physical principles governing fluid flow.
  
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    PHY 564 - Fundamentals of Solid State Physics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The basic physical processes which occur in solids and semiconductors.
  
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    PHY 565 - Nuclear Physics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY 361. Nuclear binding forces, chain reaction, and the non-steady state reactor, radiation detection.
  
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    PHY 585 - History and Literature of Physics

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the history of physics from ancient times, stressing the rise and fall of concepts.
  
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    PHY 601 - Mechanics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. A formal mathematical development of graduate level mechanics.
  
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    PHY 602 - Electricity and Magnetism

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. A graduate level formal mathematical development of electricity and magnetism.
  
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    PHY 603 - Statistical Physics

    3 hrs.
    A review of thermodynamics, equilibrium, ensembles and processes, phase transitions and critical phenomena, computational and approximation methods.
  
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    PHY 604 - Physics for High School Teachers

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Principles of physics designed to update the teacher's effectiveness in teaching physics.
  
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    PHY 605 - Special Topics in Theoretical or Experimental Physics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Subjects depend upon current interest of students and staff.
  
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    PHY 606 - Methods of Mathematical Physics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The application of advanced mathematical methods to the study of various physical systems.
 

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