Feb 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    CRJ 799 - Independent Study in Criminal Justice


    Credits 3 or 6

    Directed research on an issue of contemporary significance in criminal justice, culminating in the development of a research paper.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and   and Graduate standing in criminal justice or consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 617 - Introduction to Computer Simulation


    Credits 3

    Simulation as a tool for the investigation of random phenomena. Emphasis on discrete simulation. Preparation of input for simulation and analysis of results. Use of SIMSCRIPT for discrete simulation. Comparison of discrete and continuous simulation. Simulation problems in several disciplines examined in detail.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 417. Credit at the 600-level requries additional work.

  
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    CS 620 - Human-Computer Interaction


    Credits 3

    Overview of human-computer interaction principles, guidelines, methods, and tools. User research, low-fidelity prototyping, participatory design, usability evaluation, visual design, usability principles, and affordances. Graphical user interface implementation, including design patterns, event handling, widget tool kits, languages, and development environments.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 420. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of Instructor

  
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    CS 641 - Advanced Internet Programming


    Credits 2

    Advanced Internet programming design and applications including client/server technologies and environment and software, client/server network operating systems, client/server database management systems, data warehousing environments, data mining, basic networking models and protocols, CASE tools, Groupware, Middleware, Internet security, privacy considerations.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 441. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 641L - Advanced Internet Programming Lab


    Credits 1

    Helps student develop practical skills and learn to apply industry-wide standards and practices for advanced Internet and Internet 2 applications.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 441L. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 643 - Information Assurance


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the principles of information assurance. Security awareness, Survey of information security technologies, cryptography, management and administration techniques necessary to improve information security and respond to a security breach, survey of threats to information security, privacy in computing, legal and ethical issues relating to information security, and case studies.

    Same as
    CS 443

  
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    CS 645 - Internet Security


    Credits 3

    Internet security theory and practice, advanced IP concepts, the concepts of stimulus and response in the context of securing a network, network packet and traffic analysis, internet protocol (IP) vulnerabilities, packet filtering, intrusion detection, internet exploits, exploit signatures, internet forensics, network security investigation.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 445. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 648 - Computer Security


    Credits 3

    Overview of computer security, threats, vulnerabilities and controls. Physical security, computer security policies and implementation plans, and computer forensics including penetration testing and investigation. Management issues. Legal, privacy and ethical issues.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 448. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 649 - Computer and Network Forensics


    Credits 3

    Basics of Computer Forensics and Network Forensics. How to protect your privacy on the internet: Email, obfuscation, web sites and servers. Encryption, data hiding, and hostile code. Investigating Windows and Unix. File system recovery/analysis and file management in different OSes. Technical and legal issues regarding digital evidence collection and forensics analysis.  This course is crosslisted with CS 449. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.




    Prerequisites
    CS 645  or CS 648 

  
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    CS 651 - Multimedia Systems Design


    Credits 2

    Theory and practice of multimedia system design overview. High-level topics include multimedia content and formats, underlying technologies, digital cinematography, scripting, storyboarding, CD-ROM production and online publication, porting multimedia to the Web. Emphasis on the design process and the seamless integration of content in an interactive environment.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 451. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 651L - Multimedia Systems Design Lab


    Credits 1

    Helps student develop practical skills and learn to apply industry-wide standards and practices for the design of multimedia systems.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 451L. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 656 - Automata and Formal Languages


    Credits 3

    Regular expressions. Regular, context-free, and unrestricted grammars. Finite and pushdown automata. Turing machines and the halting problem; introduction to decidability.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 456. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 657 - Database Management Systems


    Credits 3

    Concepts and structures necessary for design and implementation of a database management system. Survey of current database management systems and use of a DBMS.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 457. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 660 - Compiler Construction


    Credits 3

    Current methods in the design and implementation of compilers. Construction of the components of an actual compiler as a term project.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 460. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 663 - Computer Architecture


    Credits 3

    Introduction to computer architecture. Topics include basic computer organization concepts; history and taxonomy of computer architectures; language and software influences on architecture; instruction set design; stack, array, data flow, and database machines; multiprocessor and network architectures; and fault tolerant designs.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 463. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 665 - Computer Networks I


    Credits 3

    An introduction to the design and implementation of computer communication networks, their protocols and applications. It covers the technologies and standards in data transmission, telecommunication networks, network architectures, networking hardware, wireless networks, and the basis of the Internet including UDP and TCP as well as a number of application protocols.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 465. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 370

  
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    CS 666 - Computer Networks II


    Credits 3

    Explores advanced topics in computer networks, the protocols, algorithms, hardware, and performance issues, especially in TCP/IP networks. Details of IP routing algorithms, quality of service, protocol implementation issues, router architecture and types, various TCP versions and their performance, the related telecommunication networks, and wireless technologies are discussed.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 466. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 665 or CS 465

  
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    CS 669 - Introduction to Digital Image Processing


    Credits 3

    Background and basics of digital image processing. Topics include: the human visual system, image representation, sampling, image mathematics, and geometry, image enhancement, smoothing and sharpening, the fast Fourier transform, and a survey of image restoration methods.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 469. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    MATH 365 and STAT 411 and CS 117 or CS 135

  
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    CS 670 - Networks and Distributed Systems


    Credits 3

    Explores protocols and experiments with creating and implementing new protocols. In addition, students will be introduced to concepts such as deadlocks in networks/distributed applications, communication in distributed systems (among other RPC/RMI and the client server model in more detail), synchronization, reliability, transparency, and atomicity/transaction semantics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 470. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 671 - Program Derivation


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the formal derivation of computer programs from program specifications. Review of the logical and notational prerequisites needed for formal derivation. Guarded commands and the predicate transformer WP. Developing loops from invariants. Program development via sequence of refinements.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 471. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 672 - Software Product Design and Development I


    Credits 3

    Current techniques in software design presented with emphasis on architecture first development. Introduction to the processes involved in development. Practice architectural design through a series of homework problems. Students work in teams to prepare the architecture for a software product.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 672. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 326 and CS 370

  
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    CS 673 - Software Product Design II


    Credits 3

    Synthesis (term project) course to involve students, working in teams, in all of the activities necessary to define, model, implement, test, document, and deliver a program product. Students practice Object-Oriented and Component Based development and utilize UML and CASE tools to model the product and document the process.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 473. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 672 or CS 472

  
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    CS 674 - Decision Environments for Software Product Development


    Credits 3

    Term project course to involve students, working in teams, with all of the activities and tools necessary to measure progress and monitor the development of a software product. Students utilize CASE tools for planning, for requirements management, for configuration management, for change management, and for product and process measurement for a product development project.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 474. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 672 or CS 472

  
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    CS 677 - Analysis of Algorithms


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the time and space complexity of algorithms. Techniques for efficient algorithm design and effect of structure choice on efficiency. Fast algorithms for problems such as set, graph and matrix manipulations, pattern matching, sorting, and storage organization. Exponential time problems and introduction to NP-completeness.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 477. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 302 and MATH 351

  
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    CS 680 - Computer Graphics


    Credits 3

    Graphics hardware, software and applications. Data structures for graphics, graphics languages, computer-aided design, and three-dimensional graphics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 480. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 302 and MATH 365

  
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    CS 682 - Artificial Intelligence


    Credits 3

    Survey of current artificial intelligence technologies: game playing, theorem-proving, natural language processing, pattern recognition, and heuristic programming.

    Notes
    This course is cross listed with CS 482. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CS 302 and PHIL 422

  
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    CS 689 - Advanced Computer Science Topics


    Credits 3

    Undergraduate-level course in advanced topics of computer science, depending upon the interest of faculty and students.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 489. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 690 - Independent Study


    Credits 1-3

    Library research and reports on topics of computer science interest. May be repeated for credit with the consent of the Department of Computer Science

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CS 490. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CS 715 - Advanced Analysis of Algorithms


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the complexity and correctness of asymptotically efficient algorithms, including set partitioning, matrix multiplication, integer multiplication and pattern matching algorithms. The theory of NP-completeness; Cook’s theorem and polynomial transformations. Basic NP-complete problems, such as the three-satisfactory, three dimensional matching and Hamiltonian circuit problems. PSPACE-completeness results, such as quantified Boolean formulas.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    CS 717 - Advanced Computer Simulation


    Credits 3

    Advanced discrete simulation modeling using SIMSCRIPT 11.5 and SLAM. Advanced continuous simulation using ACSL. Modeling concepts, measuring random phenomena. Passive objects, application of simulation to operating systems and software design in general. Digital- analog solution of linear differential equations, industrial dynamics. Feedback systems.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 718 - Theory of Computation


    Credits 3

    Computability of functions and sets in terms of Turing machines and other computational models. Universal Turing machines and examples of unsolvable problems. Introduction to other computational models, such as the lambda-calculus, Post systems, Markov algorithms and recursive function theory. The Church-Turing thesis and proofs of equivalence between the models.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 719 - Advanced Automata and Formal Languages


    Credits 3

    Extensive study of context-sensitive, recursive and recursively enumerable languages, including ambiguity and closure properties: decidable and undecidable properties of the different language classes: the halting problem and Post’s correspondence problem; properties of the deterministic context-free languages; LR(k) and LL(k) grammars.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 733 - Geographic Data Base Systems


    Credits 3

    Spatial data types and operators: point queries, range queries, translation, rotation, and scaling. Data structures for object representation: arc tree, quadtrees. Commercial data bases vs. spatial data bases: relational, hierarchical, network.

    Notes
    (May not be used to satisfy degree requirements in Computer Science.)

    Prerequisites
    CS 135 or CS 117 or equivalent and STAT 611

  
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    CS 740 - Statistical Pattern Recognition


    Credits 3

    Concepts and formal theoretical structures necessary for design and implementation of a pattern recognition system. Topics include: parametric and non-parametric methods, linear and non-linear classifiers and clustering algorithms.

    Prerequisites
     , MATH 253 or 265, and CS 302

  
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    CS 741 - Structural Pattern Recognition


    Credits 3

    Survey of advanced pattern recognition techniques. Topics include: graph matching methods, syntactic approaches, neural nets, and context-dependent methods.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    CS 742 - Document Image Understanding


    Credits 3

    Survey of document understanding methods and related topics that include: data compression, document exchange standards, layout analysis methods, logical analysis methods, OCR, error correction, and document routing.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    CS 747 - Cryptography and Information Theory


    Credits 3

    Cryptography, cryptographic systems, encryption algorithms, cryptographic techniques, access control, lattice model of information flow, flow control mechanisms, inference control mechanisms, mechanisms restricting noise, mechanisms restricting statistics, statistical database models.

    Prerequisites
    CS 370, STAT 411

  
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    CS 750 - Computational Algorithms in VLSI


    Credits 3

    Application and inherent limitations of using VLSI to implement computational algorithms, design and analysis of algorithms for design of VLSI circuits, introduction to VLSI implementation of computational algorithms represented by logic circuits, lower bounds on area and time, systolic arrays and their applications, VLSI layout algorithms, VLSI test generation and simulation.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 754 - Discrete Optimization


    Credits 3

    Network optimization problems, use of advanced data structures. Topics may vary and include maximum-flow algorithms, multiterminal maximum flows, minimum cost flows and circulations, matching algorithms, approximation algorithms, and applications. Hamiltonian circuits in dense graphs, disjoint paths, the postman problem, introduction to combinatorial geometry, and linear programming.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 756 - Formal Semantics


    Credits 3

    Coverage of formal methods for defining the semantics of programming languages, including the operational, denotation and axiomatic approaches. Proof techniques for verifying properties of programs. Consistent and complementary definitions for a Pascal-like language discussed.

    Prerequisites
    CS 326 and   

  
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    CS 758 - Computational Geometry


    Credits 3

    Geometric searching, point location, range searching, convex hull, Graham’s scan, gift wrapping, dynamic convex hull, proximity closest pair, Voronoi diagram, triangulation. Intersection, visibility shortest paths, geometry of rectangles.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 763 - Advanced Computer Architecture


    Credits 3

    Advanced study of various current computer architectures. Examples taken from specialized architectures that support modern general-purpose programming, operating systems, artificial intelligence and data bases. SIMD and MIMD parallel architectures.

    Prerequisites
    CS 326 and   

  
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    CS 767 - Advanced Computer Graphics


    Credits 3

    Hidden line elimination algorithms and implementation. Perfect interpolators, cubic and bicubic splines, Kriging, Hermite surfaces, nonperfect interpolators, Bezier curves and surfaces, B-splines, ray tracing algorithms, shading, lightness, motion, moving pictures, two- and three- dimensional fractals. Special topics.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 768 - Surface Estimation for Computer-Aided Geometric Design


    Credits 3

    Affine maps, function spaces, the DeCasteljan algorithm, Bernstein polynomials, Bezier surfaces, nonparametric curves, Lagrange polynomials, C continuity, B-spline basis, Frenet frame, G continuity, gamma splines, beta splines, geometric continuity, tensor product interpolants, volume deformations, curvatures.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 769 - Advanced Data Base Management


    Credits 3

    Continuation of CS 632, including normalization of relational data bases using functional and multivalued dependencies. Query processing, query interpretation, query optimization, and methods for implementing and optimizing logic queries. Knowledge data bases, distributed data bases and object-oriented data bases.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 770 - Advanced Operating Systems


    Credits 3

    Study of the design principles, organization, and performance analysis of large-scale computer operating systems. Particular subjects emphasized include coordination of tasks, solutions of deadlock problems, theories of segmentation and paging, and performance prediction.

    Prerequisites
    CS 370

  
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    CS 771 - Concurrent Computation


    Credits 3

    Study of concurrent programming methods and applications; event spaces; models of concurrency, such as Petri nets, CCS and CSP. Synchronization, data sharing and communication. Concurrency constructs in various programming languages. Scheduling and implementation techniques. Applications of concurrency in operating system design, fault-tolerance, and reliability.

    Prerequisites
    CS 326 and CS 370.

  
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    CS 772 - Software Architecture


    Credits 3

    Survey of advanced techniques for specifying and designing large software systems. System verification. Reliability and project management.

    Prerequisites
    CS 370,  , and  , or consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 777 - Parallel Algorithms


    Credits 3

    Methods for creating and analyzing parallel algorithms. Parallel programming languages and programming models of shared-memory and distributed architectures. Measuring complexity of parallel algorithms. NC-class versus P-class algorithms.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 778 - Advanced Translation


    Credits 3

    Formal semantics, automatic compiler generation, attribute grammars. Language issues as they relate to compiler generation.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 779 - Supercompliers for Parallel and Vector Computers


    Credits 3

    Dependence analysis, Diophantine equations, the GCD test, the Banerjee test, do-loop normalization, concurrency in loops, vector code generation, control dependence and vectorization, parallel code generation for doall-loops, parallel code generation for doacross-loops, shared memory parallelization, parallelization for distributed memory architectures.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 780 - Distributed Computing and Algorithms


    Credits 3

    Methods and algorithms of distributed computing. Topics may include architecture and design goals, formal approaches to distributed computing problems, networks and protocols, models of distributed computing, synchronization and communication, synchronous and asynchronous systems, fault-tolerance and reliability, self-stabilization, distributed algorithms and applications.

    Prerequisites
    CS 370,   

  
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    CS 781 - Automated Deduction


    Credits 3

    Use of computers for forming deductions and proving theorems in symbolic logic covered. Topics include resolution, unification, proof strategies, and equality. Also examines areas of application: problem solving, question answering, program verification, automatic programming and logic programming (Prolog).

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 782 - Expert System Construction


    Credits 3

    Design, organization, and construction of expert systems. Includes general concepts, characteristics, elements, advantages, and examples of expert systems. Also rule-based knowledge representations, inference techniques, implementation tools and shells, and advanced topics.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 783 - Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks


    Credits 3

    A study of the utility of adaptive methods and their limitations across optimization problems spanning areas of engineering. Topics include genetic algorithms and genetic programming, simulated annealing, tabu search, neural networks, artificial life. Use of software tools for implementations.

  
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    CS 785 - Computational Linguistics


    Credits 3

    Introduction to linguistics and computational linguistics, for natural language. Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexicology. Text analysis and processing; construction of lexicons, and indexes and concordances. Introduction to text retrieval, translation, speech understanding and generation.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 786 - Advanced Computational Linguistics


    Credits 3

    Advanced study of computational linguistics. Emphasis on cognitive methods in natural language understanding and generation. Pragmatics and discourse.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CS 788 - Computational Environmetrics


    Credits 3

    Applications of sensor networks and pattern recognition to environmental problems. Geometric pattern recognition: metrics for comparing 2-d shapes, signature functions, turning functions. Geometric algorithms in sensor networks. Position based routing, face routing, broadcasting and multi-casting. Interference aware sensor networks. Data gathering and target recognition. Prototype implementation.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 789 - Topics in Advanced Computer Science


    Credits 3

    Graduate-level course in some field of computer science, at advanced level, depending upon the current interest of the staff and the students.

    Notes
    May be repeated with a different subject matter to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 790 - Master’s Project


    Credits 1 – 3

    Notes
    May be repeated, but only three credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 791 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Notes
    May be repeated, but only six credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 792 - Research Seminar


    Credits 1

    Oral presentation of assigned articles.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CS 799 - Dissertation Research


    Credits 1 – 6

    Research analysis and writing towards completion of dissertation and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but no more than 18 credits will be allowed in the degree.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Ph.D. program and consent of advisor.

  
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    DPT 710 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy


    Credits 1

    Forum to disseminate information to students on current and professional issues in physical therapy.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 711 - Medical Terminology


    Credits 1

    Introduction to medical terminology for the healthcare professional. Students expand their medical vocabulary via immersion in medical content and subjects from a broad spectrum of body systems.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 720 - Professional Development


    Credits 2

    Theories and experiences designed to develop skills to accurately, sensitively and assertively communicate with patients, families, and colleagues. Principles of written and oral communication. Professional issues of changes in health care, state and local laws, standards of practice, code of ethics, quality assessment and quality assurance.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 721 - Advanced Topics in Physical Therapy


    Credits 1

    Through in-class and web-assisted instruction, independent study, and mentored project development, prepares students for a variety of clinical competencies including health promotion/wellness, evaluation of alternative and complementary approaches, rural health, and other advanced aspects of clinical practice, ethics, and professional conduct related to physical therapy.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    DPT 722 - Issues in Rural Health


    Credits 1

    Unique needs of frontier/rural and underserved populations addressed, emphasizing the eclectic nature of practice in these areas, the importance of networking with other disciplines, and special considerations of these populations including functional rehabilitation, time management, travel, emergencies, and involvement of families in treatment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 726 - Evidenced-Based Practice in Physical Therapy I


    Credits 1

    Designed to provide the student with knowledge and hands-on experience in skills required to engage evidence-based clinical practice of physical therapy. Students will learn how to write answerable questions, search the literature, and critically analyze evidence for application in clinical practice.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

  
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    DPT 727 - Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy II


    Credits 1

    This 1-credit course builds on DPT 726 and 790, providing students with knowledge skills to implement evidence-based practice in physical therapy. Students will critique special cases of evidence and psychometric properties of diagnostic tools and outcome measures, and create a minimal data set in order to integrate evidence into practice.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    DPT 730 - Foundations of Observation and Assessment


    Credits 2

    Basic patient assessment skills with introduction to posture and gait evaluation through observation. Patient history and review of the medical record. Documentation in S.O.A.P. Note and functional outcome formats. Assessment skills emphasized include: anthropometric measures, reflex and sensation testing, goniometry, manual muscle testing, vital signs, and surface palpation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    DPT 730L - Foundations of Observation and Assessment Lab


    Credits 2

    Lab of basic patient assessment skills including posture, gait evaluation, anthropometric measures, reflex and sensation testing, goniometry, manual muscle testing, vital signs, and surface palpation. Patient history and review of medical records, documentation in SOAP format, and functional outcome formats.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    DPT 732 - Therapeutic Exercise


    Credits 2

    Holistic approach to evaluation and management of patients with various orthopaedic pathologies and other related movement dysfunction. Emphasis placed on theoretical basis of specific exercise physiology, therapeutic exercise and functional training skills interrelated with clinical decision-making methodology. Rationale for and implementation of treatments with safety awareness and proper body mechanics.

    Prerequisites
     ,  ;   DPT 741L;    ;    .

    Corequisite
     .

  
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    DPT 732L - Therapeutic Exercise Lab


    Credits 1

    Laboratory sessions to practice the evaluation and management of patients (and patient scenarios) with various orthopaedic pathologies and other related movement dysfunctions. Emphasis on exercise prescription and demonstration, as well as progression.

    Prerequisites
     ,  ;   DPT 741L;    ;    .

    Corequisite
     .

  
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    DPT 735 - Functional Training and Acute Care


    Credits 4

    Performance and application of positioning skills, transfers techniques, and assistive devices. Advancement to clinical decision-making skills and incorporation of learned materials into therapy interventions. Clinical reasoning skills in assessment, treatment design and intervention, goal development and discharge planning for patients in the acute hospital environment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy. DPT 744, 745, 730.

    Corequisite
    DPT 735L

  
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    DPT 735L - Functional Training and Acute Care Lab


    Credits 1

    Hands on performance and application of positioning skills, transfer techniques, and assistive devices. Advancement to clinical decision-making skills and incorporation of learned materials into therapy interventions. Clinical reasoning skills in assessment, treatment design and intervention, goal development and discharge planning for patients in the acute hospital environment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy. DPT 744, 745, 730.

    Corequisite
    DPT 735

  
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    DPT 740 - Movement Science


    Credits 2

    This course will introduce students to principles and theories in movement science. Students will be introduced to concepts related to motor control, motor development, and motor learning. Students will also apply these principles to the clinical practice of physical therapy and to observe and assess related phenomena in patients.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in professional DPT curriculum.

  
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    DPT 741 - Orthopaedic Principles


    Credits 3

    Principles of orthopaedic physical therapy including biomechanics, applied anatomy, and osteokinematic and arthrokinematic concepts examined. Musculoskeletal system investigated from histological, structural, and functional perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 742 - Clinical and Pathological Physiology


    Credits 5

    Fundamentals of physiology and pathology related to diseases causing abnormal movement patterns or capabilities. Processes and diseases most frequently encountered in physical therapy practice emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 744 - Gross Anatomy I


    Credits 2

    Study of gross human anatomy as it applies to physical therapy. Materials to be covered include: muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve innervation of the trunk and upper extremity, structural identification and function of the spine, heart, lungs, abdominopelvic organs, circulatory and sensory systems. Emphasis on relevance of gross anatomy to physical therapy practice. Involves both lecture and laboratory dissection that will cover the upper half of the body.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
    DPT 744L

  
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    DPT 744L - Gross Human Anatomy Lab I


    Credits 1

    Gross human anatomy cadaver lab with supervised dissection and exploration of muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve innervation of the trunk and upper extremity, structural identification and function of the spine, heart, lungs, abdominopelvic organs, circulatory and sensory systems.

  
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    DPT 745 - Gross Anatomy II


    Credits 2

    Study of gross human anatomy as it applies to physical therapy. Materials to be covered include: muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve innervation of the head, neck, and lower extremity, structural identification and function of the corresponding circulatory and sensory systems.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 744 and DPT 744L

    Corequisite
    DPT 745L

  
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    DPT 745L - Gross Human Anatomy Lab II


    Credits 1

    Gross human anatomy cadaver lab with supervised dissection and exploration of muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve innervation of the head, neck, and lower extremity, structural identification and function of the corresponding circulatory and sensory systems.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 744 and DPT 744L

    Corequisite
    DPT 745

  
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    DPT 746 - Neuroanatomy


    Credits 3

    High level immersion into the anatomy of the nervous system, emphasizing structure and functional relationships. Coursework will also relate the structural relationships of the central and peripheral nervous systems to brain dysfunction and pathology.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

    Corequisite
    DPT 746L

  
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    DPT 746L - Neuroanatomy Lab


    Credits 1

    Human cadaveric dissection of the central nervous system through a series of weekly laboratory experiences with an emphasis on its three-dimensional structure.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
    DPT 746

  
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    DPT 747 - Geriatric Examination and Intervention


    Credits 1

    Examination, evaluation, plan of intervention, outcomes, patient education, and health promotion as applied to the geriatric client. Issues include factors affecting normal aging, pathological aging, common pathologies associated with aging, quality of life, successful aging, care settings, reimbursement, and public policy.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 748 - Pharmacology


    Credits 2

    Actions and effects of pharmaceutical agents commonly encountered in physical therapy clinical practice.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

  
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    DPT 749 - Applied Exercise Physiology


    Credits 2

    Review of systems responsible for the generation of energy. Overview of the physiologic responses of the human body to acute bouts of exercise and how training leads to chronic adaptation of selected systems. Course content focuses on principles of exercise, role of nutrients in body metabolism, human development and performances.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 749L - Applied Exercise Physiology Lab


    Credits 1

    Laboratory and active learning experiences to include major components of physical fitness such as aerobic fitness; muscular strength, power, and endurance; fatigue thresholds; body composition and body build; and flexiblility.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
    DPT 749.

  
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    DPT 750 - Prosthetics and Orthotics


    Credits 2

    Evaluation of medical, surgical and prosthetic and rehabilitation management of amputations. Discussion of design, fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices as well as general orthotic principles examined. Basic clinical problem solving skills integrated in the context of prosthetic and orthotic management of patients.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
     

  
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    DPT 750L - Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab


    Credits 1

    Application of medical, surgical and prosthetic and rehabilitation management of amputations. Design, fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices as well as general orthotic principles examined. Basic clinical problem solving skills integrated in the context of prosthetic and orthotic management of patients.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy.

    Corequisite
     

  
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    DPT 751 - Women’s Health in Physical Therapy


    Credits 2

    Overview of the anatomical, physiological, nutritional, psychological, and sociological influences throughout the woman’s life span including: adolescence, the reproductive years, the middle years, the older age. Discussion of physical therapy management of musculoskeletal, integumentary, cardiopulmonary, and visceral pathologies common to women.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 752 - Physical Agents and Electrophysiology


    Credits 3

    Biological processes of injury and repair, clinical application of soft tissue techniques, thermal agents, intermittent compression, continuous motion, electrical stimulation, and mechanical traction. Principles of electrophysics and neurophysiology as they pertain to the use of therapeutic electrical stimulation. Advancement to clinical decision-making skills in physical application.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy. DPT 742, 730, 732.

    Corequisite
    DPT 752L

  
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    DPT 752L - Physical Agents and Electrophysiology Lab


    Credits 1

    Hands on performance and clinical application of soft tissue techniques, thermal agents, intermittent compression, continuous motion, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, therapeutic electrical stimulation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy. DPT 742, 730, 732.

    Corequisite
    DPT 752

  
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    DPT 753 - Electrotherapy


    Credits 2

    Principles of a electrophysics and neurophysiology as they pertain to the use of therapeutic electrical stimulation. Application techniques of various electrical stimulation devices also presented.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 742, DPT 752, DPT 730, DPT 732.

  
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    DPT 754 - Orthopaedic Assessment in Physical Therapy


    Credits 3

    Evaluation and assessment of upper and lower extremity orthopaedic problems. Discussion and application of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and evaluative manual therapy skills used to differentially diagnose orthopaedic pathologies and disorders.

    Prerequisites
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    Corequisite
     

  
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    DPT 754L - Orthopaedic Assessment in Physical Therapy Lab


    Credits 1

    Evaluation and assessment of upper and lower extremity orthopaedic problems. Practical application of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and evaluative manual therapy skills used to differentially diagnose orthopaedic pathologies and disorders.

    Prerequisites
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    Corequisite
     

  
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    DPT 755 - Geriatric and Pediatric Rehabilitation


    Credits 3

    Examination of factors affecting normal and pathologic systems from birth into aging. Issues include normal developmental sequences and common pathologies across the life span. Evaluation, wellness and leisure activities, and how basic rehabilitation procedures can be modified for the elderly.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 756 - Neurophysiology


    Credits 4

    High level immersion into the function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems based on current research and theory. Topics include normal human motor and sensory neurophysiology, cognitive and learning neurophysiology, neuropathophysiology, neuroplasticity, neurodiagnostics and neurologic treatment options.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 746

  
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    DPT 757 - Wound Care


    Credits 2

    Clinical practice of wound care including physiology of tissue healing, wound assessment tools, dressings and treatment approaches. Processes and diseases most frequently encountered in physical therapy practice specializing in wound care.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 742, DPT 752

 

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