Feb 01, 2023  
2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


The University Catalog lists all courses that pertain to the West Lafayette campus. In order to view courses that are available at a given time, and the details of such courses, please visit the myPurdue Schedule of Classes.

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Art and Design

  
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    AD 40200 - Art In Secondary School


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and practice of art education for adolescent and young adult students in the secondary school. Required prior to professional semester. . Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 40400 - Moldmaking And/Or Wheel-Throwing Production Techniques In Ceramics


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. This course will teach mold-making or wheel-throwing (depending on the individual student’s interest) with a view to creating ceramic objects suitable for commercial mass-production. Both tableware and/or sculptural objects will be explored. For the wheel-throwing option the students must have at least one year of high school throwing or AD 24200  with a grade of at least “B” or permission of instructor. For the mold making and casting option only, students must be an Art and Design student or have permission of instructor. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 40500 - Industrial Design III


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Design projects emphasizing sophisticated problem-solving methods. Design projects will stress diversity of industrial design and will trace the development of products from initial concept, research, and development through production. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 40600 - Industrial Design IV


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Design of products in their relation to economic, physiological, psychological, and behavioral patterns of the consumer. Emphasis upon total thought processes to allow environmental considerations as well as technological realities. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 41500 - Professional Techniques


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Research development for product design, with emphasis on socioeconomic concerns and documentation techniques. Portfolio refinement, including verbal, written, and other visual documentation and presentation skills in various media, such as drawing. Photography and computer-generated graphics will be stressed. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 41600 - Seminar On Ideas In Industrial Design II: Design And Creative Problem Solving Methods


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of creative problem solving methods as used by the designer in his or her work. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 41700 - Variable Topics In Electronic And Time-Based Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of thematic or specialized topics reflecting the most recent developments and contemporary artistic practices in Electronic and Time-Based Art. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 42100 - Advanced Studies In Photography And Related Media I


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The first of two advanced level courses in photography/related media focusing on production of a formally and conceptually coherent body of work. Course emphasizes development of studio and critical thinking skills, and initiates investigation of the creative process. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 42200 - Advanced Studies In Photography And Related Media II


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An advanced level course in photography and related media focusing on production of a formally and conceptually coherent body of work, articulated within an appropriate, informed critical context. Culminates in curation of formal exhibition. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 42600 - Robotic Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The Robotic Art Studio is an experimental and interdisciplinary class that explores the aesthetics, technologies, ideologies and cultural impact of robotics. Students build robots that beep, blink, bounce and walk. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 43000 - Interior Design V


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Design of multi-use complex environments, emphasizing program and problem solving, facility planning, building systems, and materials technology. Application of alternative presentation technologies will be explored. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 43100 - Visual Communications Design III


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The advanced study of communication concepts of poster and poster application in current media. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 43200 - Visual Communications Design IV


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The study of product identity, packaging. and branding. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 43400 - Professional Practice For Visual Communication Designers


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Specific professional practice topics for the visual communications designer. Subjects range from contracts, professional associations, ethics, to portfolio and resume preparation, the job market and the future of the profession. Field trips may be required. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 44000 - Interior Detailing And Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The process of designing, detailing, specifying, and constructing interior environments. Emphasis on teams, building systems, architectural drawing, and building codes. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 44200 - Ceramics III


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A continuation of AD 34200 ; according to student needs in creating ceramic forms, a variety of in-depth experiences: experimental kiln building and firing techniques, methods of ceramic construction, surface treatment, and clay and glaze formulation. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 45100 - Italian Renaissance Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the development of the major and minor themes and forms in Italy from 1300 A.D. until 1525 A.D., emphasizing the achievements of masters and analyzing the theories of contemporaries. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 45200 - Northern Renaissance Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The development of a mature North European art originating in the International Gothic tradition and culminating in the works of Albrecht Durer, Jerome Bosch, and Pieter Bruegel, the Elder. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 45400 - Modern Architecture


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 46200 - Metalsmithing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Metal forming and metalsmithing processes for small metal objects and jewlery. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 46500 - Professional Practice


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The study of professional office and business procedures for the practice of interior design. Includes project administration, contracts, forms, and documents as used in the marketplace. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 46800 - Printmaking III


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the techniques of photo plate lithography and photo etching, with continued advanced studies in lithography and etching/intaglio. Emphasis on color printmaking, fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 47000 - Advanced Studies In Textiles


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A textile seminar and studio course in advanced textile design, with the purpose of developing a personal direction and competence in textiles as fiber art. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 47800 - Internship In Art And Design


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 8.00. Intensive exposure to professional experience through supervised internship in art-and-design-related firms, departments, or studios. Consent to enroll, amount of credit, placement, and evaluation to be approved and coordinated by department. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 48500 - History Of Contemporary Interiors


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The development of modern movements in design, with emphasis placed on new processes and use of materials in relation to architectural and interior design innovations. Movements from the Industrial Revolution to the present will be studied. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 49000 - Special Problems In Art And Design


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Individual problems in art and design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 49200 - Advanced Seminar In Art History


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study in depth of a period or movement in the history of art. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 49300 - Variable Topics In The History Of Art I


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of thematic or specialized topics in the study of the History of Art, Design and Architecture. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 49400 - Variable Topics In The History Of Art II


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of thematic or specialized topics in the study of the History of Art, Art Theory, Criticism, or Museum Studies. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 49900 - Studio Arts Professional Practice/Senior Exhibition


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of professional practice in the contemporary art world: ethics, gallery, exhibition, studio practice, writing, visual documentation, and business of art. Seniors meet throughout spring semester to organize, install, and de-install Fine Arts Senior Exhibition. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 50200 - Curriculum Studies In Art Education


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDCI 52000) Study of selected theories of curriculum conception as they apply to constructing arts education curricula in the schools. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 50400 - Philosophical Studies In Art Education


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDCI 52100) To introduce students to philosophy as a mode of disciplined inquiry in art education. Students will critically examine the literature of art education and identify problems requiring philosophical resolution. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 51200 - Interaction Design Studies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines concepts and methods for interaction design (IXD). It emphasizes a human-centered perspective and explores fundamental components involved in IXD research. Students will explore a wide range of literature and implement IXD theories in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 52000 - Student Visual Design Service


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The course will simulate the operation of a professional design studio affording the opportunity for hands-on experience in the development of a total graphic product from concept to finish and will include contact with clients, typesetters, and printers. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 52200 - Interaction Design Evaluation


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course builds a foundation for interaction designers to conduct evaluation research. Students start from analyzing evaluation cases on interactive designs and systems to employing evaluation in design projects using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods of inquiry. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 53200 - Cognition In Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course focuses on understanding cognitive issues and theories in design. Students are exposed to different cognitive models and phases while they are designing interactive systems. They will develop the cognitive perspective, analyze user experience, and develop an interaction design. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 53500 - Furniture Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of furniture design trends and designers. Explore materials and manufacturing processes. Design and build a full-size seating unit. Shop skills required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 54200 - Information Visualization Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course starts from exploring visual perception and attention theories, studying modern visualization technologies and toolkits, and reviewing evolving visualization research. Students work on small exercises, and then accomplish complicated virtual and physical visualization projects for information representation and communication. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 55000 - Research Methods In Art And Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An intensive course in research methods to assist students in developing a topic for directed study. Introduction to various research tools; exercises exploring issues of style, content, and organization; research methods and how they pertain to art and design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 55800 - Directed Project Research In Studio Arts


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Initial M.F.A. project research and production in studio arts. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 56800 - Directed Project Research In Design


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Initial M.F.A. project research and production in design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 59000 - Special Art Problems


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Individual problems in art history, appreciation, design, crafts, drawing, and painting. Credit dependent upon amount of work done. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 59100 - Practicum For Art And Design Teaching Assistants


    Credit Hours: 0.00. Seminar to train new Art and Design teaching assistants in the content, policies, and format of the courses they teach. Topics include problem/project presentation, critique techniques, grading, and discipline. Subsequent semesters focus on improving and refining teaching skills. Open only to Art Design teaching assistants each semester they teach. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 60000 - Painting


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Painting. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 60100 - MFA Orientation


    Credit Hours: 0.00. Required for and open only to M.F.A graduate students in art and design. An introduction to the M.F.A. graduate degree program in art and design: policies, procedures, and requirements for successful completion of the M.F.A. degree. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    AD 60300 - Theory In Art Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of critical issues in modern and postmodern art and relevant methodologies: formalism, iconography, biography and autobiography. Marxism (cultural studies), semiotics, and psychoanalyses. Elements of contemporary professional art practice discussed, including writing of artists’ and designers’ statements, biographies, and resumes. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 60500 - Problems In Industrial Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Problems in product innovation, product design, product development, and environmental design. Emphasis is placed on the development of working prototypes. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 60600 - Problems In Visual Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Problems relating to printing technology, videotape, film design, computer graphics, perception, and the development of visual communications prototypes. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 60700 - Graduate Seminar In Photography And Related Media


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Study and discussion of the aesthetics, theory, and criticism of photography and related media. Applications include historical and contemporary research and/or the development and critical analysis of a body of work. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
  
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    AD 60800 - Advanced Typography


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Explores the communicative and structural aspects of traditional and nontraditional typography, its current and past practitioners, and its evolving presence in the computer age. Independent research and group projects will supplement lectures, assigned readings, and field trips. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 60900 - Information Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course aims to teach specific principles and methods pertaining to information design, an emerging discipline within visual communications design (graphic design) involving the selection, organization and presentation of information to a given audience, covering a wide and varied group of delivery mediums. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 61000 - Advanced Poster Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Specific principles and methods pertaining to poster design. Explores the historical and social implications of poster design. Practical and theoretical exercise will aid students in creative thinking and concept generation. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring Fall.
  
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    AD 61100 - Advanced Web Design For Visual Communications Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Explores experimental interface design issues and surveys emerging and advanced theories of interface design for the Web. Application of motion graphics design principles and design experimentation is part of the curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 61200 - Color Aesthetic And Research


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Explores color aesthetic based on the works of color masters (e.g., Albers, Itten, Chevreul, Birren, Munsell, and Ostwald) and contemporary color research issues applied to art and design. Color research methodology will be addressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 61300 - Drawing


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Drawing. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 61400 - Graduate Installation And Critique


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A seminar for all graduate students in the studio arts incorporating the process of installation art to facilitate the exchange of ideas and professional criticism. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 61500 - Social Issues In Industrial Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of mass-production materials and processes used by designers. Students will focus on the limitations and benefits of various manufacturing methods. Special attention will be given to injection molding, casting, and stamping. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 61600 - Electronic And Time-Based Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. This seminar explores contemporary artistic practices in Electronic and Time-Based Art, including emerging fields such as: generative and interactive art, audio-visual installation, and new media performance. The format of the course is a mixture of critique, workshops, research, presentations, and discussion. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 62500 - Applied Ornamental Design


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of past and present ornamental design applications and of the cultures that created them. Students will generate their own individual visual iconography to be transformed into designs for consumer products, architectural elements, or furniture. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. . Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 63500 - Advanced Materials And Processes


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of mass-production materials and processes used by designers. Students will focus on the limitations and benefits of various manufacturing methods. Special attention will be given to injection molding, casting, and stamping. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 64000 - Special Topics In Interior Design


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Special topics and theoretical approaches to individual projects within the built environment will be investigated, such as urban environments, existing and new structures, and interior environments. Topics could include either residential or non-residential projects. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 65800 - MFA Project Research In Studio Arts


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Intensive M.F.A. project production and thesis research in studio arts. Prerequisite: Three credit hours of AD 55800  with a minimum B- grade. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 66100 - Jewelry and Metalsmithing


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 66500 - Printmaking


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Printmaking. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 66800 - MFA Project Research In Design


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Intensive M.F.A. project production and thesis research in design. Prerequisite: Three credit hours of AD 56800  with a minimum B- grade. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 66900 - Ceramics


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Ceramics. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 67000 - Textile Art


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Textile Art. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 67500 - Sculpture


    Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Sculpture. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 67800 - Graduate Internship


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Intensive exposure to professional experience through supervised internship in art or design firms, departments, or studios. The internship will consist of work to enhance the development of future professionals. The internship experience will help students integrate theory and practice and confirm career choices. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 69000 - Advanced Problems In Art And Design


    Arrange Hours and Credit. Credit and hours to be arranged. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 69100 - Directed Readings In Art History


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey of specialized publications for in-depth study in an area of special interest. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AD 69300 - Historical Problems In Art Education


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDCI 63000) Examination of methods used to investigate art education’s history, past theory, and practices. Class work will include readings and discussion and will culminate in guided research and a short historical study. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: BA in art education. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    AD 69600 - Aesthetic Development In Children


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDCI 63100) Examination of historical and contemporary theory and research in children’s aesthetic development (response and production) and analysis of the influences of such development on art education curricula and methodology. Permission of Instructor required. Prerequisite: BA in Art Education or an equvalent area. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 69700 - MFA Graduate Exhibition


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Completion of M.F.A. thesis, oral defense, gallery installation of M.F.A. exhibition, public presentation, and documentation of exhibition. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Concurrent Prerequisite: Must complete 12 credit hours of AD 65800  or AD 66800  during the same or prior session. Only open to M.F.A. graduate students in Art and Design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
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    AD 69800 - Research MA Or MFA Thesis


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MA Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Asian American Studies

  
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    ASAM 24000 - Introduction To Asian American Studies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A general introduction to Asian American history and culture, with a focus on the diverse and multifaceted experiences of peoples of Asian descent in America and their contributions to U.S. culture and society. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    ASAM 34000 - Contemporary Issues In Asian American Studies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Overviews various issues in contemporary Asian American Studies through theoretical and literary readings combined with examinations of popular media. Topics examine the multiple intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    ASAM 34200 - Special Topics In Asian American Studies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will focus on specific issues and themes in Asian American Studies. Typically offered Fall Spring.

Astronomy

  
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    ASTR 26300 - Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A descriptive, nonmathematical course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include: description of the sky; historical development of astronomy; motion of the sun and the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; the seasons and the calendar; the sun and the planetary system; comets, meteoroids, and asteroids. Includes required observing sessions. Not available to students with credit in ASTR 36300 . Typically offered Fall.
  
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    ASTR 26400 - Descriptive Astronomy: Stars And Galaxies


  
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    ASTR 36300 - The Solar System


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended for students in science or engineering. The components of the course consist of an overview of solar system objects and an overview of the physical processes that control the evolution of solar system objects since formation. The overview of solar system includes observations of the Sun, planets, asteroids and Kuiper-belt objects, comets, and interplanetary dust. Specific processes that are discussed include hydrostatic equilibrium, orbital dynamics, radioactive decay, and heat flow. The role of these processes in shaping planetary surfaces and atmosphere is explored. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    ASTR 36400 - Stars And Galaxies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended for students in Science or Engineering. This is the second of a two-semester introductory sequence on astronomy and astrophysics, although it is designed to be a standalone course. It is intended mainly for Science and Engineering majors who are comfortable with calculus-based contents. The course provides an overview on the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. Selected topics that are covered in more detail include stellar structure and atmosphere, properties of black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs, galactic dynamics, and dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    ASTR 37000 - Cosmology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Intended for science and engineering majors. Basic physics and math knowledge will be assumed. The picture of how the Universe came to be and how it has evolved has recently come into sharp focus. This progress is the result of improved observational techniques that have resulted in high resolution images of very distant galaxies, a more accurate mapping of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe or the high resolution picture of the young universe provided by Cosmic Microwave Background observations. We will present a historical perspective of how ideas and data have shaped Cosmology through the centuries. In addition, we will review the theoretical models that are in agreement with the current observations. Our goal will be to provide the students with a broad overview of the current research in Cosmology with an eye toward stimulating the students curiosity about the many questions still awaiting answers in this field. Typically offered Fall.
  
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    ASTR 56000 - Stellar Evolution


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (PHYS 56000 ) Observational basis of astrophysics; formation of galaxies and stars; evolution of stars; white dwarfs, supernovae and neutron stars, pulsars, quasars, black holes; cosmic rays, their origin and acceleration; radio astronomy, radio galaxies; the H-21 cm line and the 3mK blackbody radiation; gravitational radiation; X-ray and g-ray astronomy; cosmology; space physics, magnetosphere, and solar wind. Typically offered Spring.
  
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    ASTR 56100 - Galaxies And Large Scale Structure


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (PHYS 56100 ) Covers basic observed properties and models of galactic structure, dynamics of stars, physics of interstellar medium, formation of galaxies, properties of clusters of galaxies, and dark matter. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    ASTR 56200 - Introduction To High Energy Astrophysics


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (PHYS 56200 ) An overview of important physical processes in a variety of astronomical settings and of the experimental techniques employed in the field of high energy astrophysics. Covered in more detail are individual systems that include black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei, clusters of galaxies, gamma-ray bursts, and cosmic rays, with special emphasis on several research frontiers. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    ASTR 56300 - Astroparticle Physics


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (PHYS 56300 ) An overview of an emerging research frontier in modern physics that lies at the interface of particle physics and astrophysics. Emphasis is on topics that are particularly relevant to both fields, including cosmology, cosmic ray physics, very-high-energy gamma ray astrophysics, neutrino astrophysics, and gravitational wave physics. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    ASTR 56700 - Observational Techniques In Astronomy


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (PHYS 56700 ) Fundamental concepts in observational astronomy, including coordinate and time systems, telescopes and detectors, radiation and optics, and methods of statistical data analysis. Typically offered Fall.

Aviation Technology

  
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    AT 10000 - Introduction To Aviation Technology


    Credit Hours: 1.00. An introduction to the Department of Aviation Technology and its curricula as well as an overview of the aviation industry and associated careers. Aviation safety practices and human factors issues are discussed. An overview of aviation regulations and the regulatory process is included. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AT 10100 - Gateway To Aviation Technology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to Aviation Technology as well as fundamentals of the aviation industry. Course topics include basic aircraft science, aircraft nomenclature, theory of flight, and aviation regulations and the regulatory process. Aviation safety practices and human factors issues are discussed as well as the subject areas and information needed to operate as a private pilot in the aviation environment. As part of this course, every student will gain flight experience in a turbine powered aircraft. A special fee is charged for this experience. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AT 10200 - Aviation Business


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A discussion of the financial structure and operation of the aviation industry including aircraft and aerospace design parameters, as well as aviation financial and industrial processes. The course will cover material relevant to the overall structure of the aviation industry including history, current status of aerospace manufacturers, commercial airlines, and general aviation as well as governmental aviation agencies and international aviation. Commercialization of space and current issues in aviation will also be covered. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AT 10300 - Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion And Tracking Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is an introduction to propulsion systems used in aerospace vehicles. The student will learn terminology, component parts, and operational theory of propulsion systems. Course topics covered are reciprocating and turbine engine operation theory as well as rocket propulsion systems. including electrical, fuel, fire, ignition and lubrication. Operational and regulatory fuel requirements are discussed. Emerging technologies and environmental practices will be explored. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AT 10500 - Basic Aircraft Electrical Theory


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of aircraft DC electrical circuits, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, electromagnetism, DC power systems along with aircraft schematics and aircraft wiring practices. Laboratory experiments cover installation of aircraft electrical systems along with basic system analysis. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AT 10600 - Basic Aircraft Science


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to federal regulatory systems and associated publications. Includes aircraft nomenclature, theory of flight, and fundamentals of the aviation industry. Introduces weight and balance procedures. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AT 10800 - Aircraft Materials


    Credit Hours: 4.00. A study of the materials and their properties utilized in aircraft structures and powerplants. Laboratory content will consist of basic processes involved in the design, testing, and utilization of such materials. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AT 12100 - Aircraft Powerplants For Flight Crews


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental principles of aircraft powerplants and accessories, including theory of operation. Topics include fuel and related systems, lubrication, carburetion, induction, ignition, propellers, and technical publications. Emphasizes reciprocating engines, with an introduction to gas turbine propulsion. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AT 14400 - Private Pilot Lectures


    Credit Hours: 4.00. A study of the subject areas and information needed to operate as a private pilot in the aviation environment. The FAA private pilot written exam will be offered to those who qualify. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
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    AT 14500 - Private Pilot Flight


    Credit Hours: 2.00. In this course, the student will receive the necessary dual flight instruction and solo flight time to qualify for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
  
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    AT 14502 - Private Pilot Flight Under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141


    Credit Hours: 2.00. In this course, the student will receive the necessary dual flight instruction and solo flight time to qualify for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
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    AT 14700 - Aircraft Propulsion Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The theory of operation, design, and construction of modern aircraft propulsion systems. This includes familiarization with fuel, electrical, ignition, instrument, and control systems for both reciprocating and gas turbine powerplants on large transport aircraft. Typically offered Spring.
 

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