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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    DPT 780 - Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation


    Credits 2

    This course will introduce students to principles and theories of rehabilitation for the patient with balance dysfunction. There will be emphasis on sound clinical reasoning and assessment of balance impairment and disability. Students will be exposed to theoretical applications of different treatment modalities in balance and vestibular rehabilitation.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in professional DPT curriculum.

  
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    DPT 785 - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation


    Credits 2

    Manual therapy and therapeutic exercise techniques for the extremities with emphasis on integrating these techniques into treatment regimes for specific orthopaedic pathologies/disorders. Includes pathogensis, clinical presentation, medical/surgical management and rehabilitation. Review, integrate, and enhance knowledge from previous course work as it pertains to appropriate entry-level application.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 732, DPT 741, DPT 754

    Corequisite
    DPT 785L

  
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    DPT 785L - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Lab


    Credits 1

    Orthopaedic Rehabilitation lab with supervised integration of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise techniques for the extremities. Focus will be on developing and providing treatment regimes for specific orthopaedic pathologies/ disorders. Students will refine skills from previous course work as it pertains to appropriate entry-level application.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 732, DPT 741, DPT 754.

    Corequisite
    DPT 785

  
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    DPT 786 - Neurological Rehabilitation


    Credits 3

    Course fosters clinical reasoning and critical analysis skills across elements of patient client management for individuals with neurologically-based movement disorders. Students are exposed to theory and movement science as related to clinical reasoning. Students are expected to incorporate professional behavior, scientific and clinical knowledge and critical analysis to clinical applications.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 730, DPT 732, DPT 744, DPT 745, DPT 746, DPT 756.

    Corequisite
    DPT 786L

  
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    DPT 786L - Neurologic Rehabilitation Laboratory Experience


    Credits 1

    Course emphasizes hands-on skill development, clinical reasoning, and critical analysis skills for all elements of patient-client management for individuals with neurologically-based movement disorders across the lifespan. Students are expected to incorporate professional behavior, scientific and clinical knowledge, critical analysis and competent skill performance in laboratory and practical skill application.

    Corequisite
    DPT 786

  
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    DPT 787 - Integrated Rehabilitation


    Credits 2

    Assessment and treatment of advanced orthopedics, advanced neurological, and spinal cord injured patients utilizing comprehensive techniques for spinal cord injury (SCI), orthopedics, and neurological treatment. Through dynamic patient case problems, students evaluate, plan, and implement course of treatment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy and   and  .

    Corequisite
     

  
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    DPT 787L - Integrated Rehabilitation Lab


    Credits 1

    Hands on assessment and treatment of advanced orthopedics, advanced neurological, and spinal cord injured patients utilizing comprehensive techniques for spinal cord injury (SCI), orthopedics, and neurological treatment. Through dynamic patient case problems, students will be able to evaluate, plan, and implement a course of treatment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy and   and  .

    Corequisite
      

  
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    DPT 788 - Spine Examination and Treatment


    Credits 2

    Spine examination including biomechanics, observation, range of motion, muscle strength, joint play and special tests. Inclusion of examination schema, clinical reasoning skills and differential diagnosis of commonly seen spine pathology. Emphasis on hands-on examination, assessment, and treatment including manual therapy, spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation skills.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

    Corequisite
    DPT 788L

  
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    DPT 788L - Spine Examination and Intervention Lab


    Credits 1

    Lab sessions focusing on hands-on examination, assessment, and treatment of spine dysfunction, including manual therapy, spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation skills.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.

    Corequisite
    DPT 788

  
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    DPT 790 - Clinical Research in Physical Therapy


    Credits 3

    Introduction to principles and concepts of clinical research in physical therapy. Covers development of the research question, measurement issues, statistical analysis, literature review, and writing of results.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 791 - Applied Research Statistics


    Credits 3

    Review of foundations, concepts of measurement, and design in clinical research. Emphasis on hands-on data analysis of clinically relevant physical therapy research designs including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, analysis of differences, and analysis of relationships.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 793 - Seminar


    Credits 1

    Preparation and presentation of seminars on topics of current interest in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Topic changes by semester and by course instructor; see class schedule for details.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in professional DPT curriculum.

  
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    DPT 795 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 6

    Students pursue a topic related to physical therapy beyond that covered in the graduate curriculum. Satisfactory completion accomplished through individualized, self-directed study. Topics based on student preference and faculty approval. Faculty and student jointly determine goals, objective and evaluation methods.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in physical therapy.

  
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    DPT 798 - Directed Research


    Credits 1 – 6

    Critical inquiry by participating in new or ongoing research with faculty who serve as project advisors. Students summarize research by a written report and present each project orally to the faculty and area clinicians.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    DPT 790  

  
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    EAB 700 - Research Methods for Public Health


    Credits 3

    Provides a foundation in research methodology for public health professionals. Topics include basic sampling and experimental designs, quantitative and qualitative methods in research, mathematical and economic models in research, and multidisciplinary approaches to designing research programs.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 703 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 703 - Biostatistical Methods for the Health Sciences


    Credits 3

    Designed to provide a foundation in biostatistics for graduate students in the health sciences. Topics include probability, distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, simple and multiple regression, vital statistics, and nonparametric methods.

    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate mathematics through calculus, comparable graduate coursework, or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 704 - Research Integrity & Ethics


    Credits 3

    Designed to provide students with an understanding of how to conduct responsible research. Covers the concepts of scientific ethics and integrity broadly in order to provide a foundation for future research professionals. Topics include ethical principles, peer review, mentoring, IRB, collaborative research, and scientific record keeping.

  
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    EAB 705 - Epidemiology and Public Health


    Credits 3

    Explores principles related to the distribution and causality of disease. Focuses on etiology, prevention and control of communicable and chronic human disease. Participants trained in basic epidemiological methodology, featuring case-series, case-control, experimental and cohort study designs.

  
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    EAB 709 - Scientific/Technical Writing for the Health and Life Sciences


    Credits 3

    Technical writing skills are critical to success in publication of scientific journal articles, approval of research grant submissions, and acceptance of thesis/dissertation requirements. In this course students will study techniques and develop skills in technical writing useful to professionals in health care and life sciences.

  
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    EAB 710 - Fundamentals of Public Health


    Credits 3

    Introduces students to public health concepts and practice. Provides broad overview of the field of public health and focused look at core areas of health promotion and education, environmental health, epidemiology and bio statistics, and health care administration in the public health arena.

  
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    EAB 715 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology


    Credits 3

    Surveys the major chronic diseases with an emphasis on recent epidemiological research and findings, demographic and populations aspects of chronic illness, causation and risk factors, prevention, and control.

    Prerequisites
    HED 725 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 716 - The Epidemiology of Obesity


    Credits 3

    Describes the epidemiology and prevention of obesity and associated complications. Discusses methodological issues associated with evaluating epidemiologic studies that target obesity. Designed to cover the global epidemic of obesity, the environmental and behavioral risk factors, as well as interventions to reduce and prevent obesity.

  
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    EAB 720 - Grant Writing for Epidemiology and Public Health Research


    Credits 3

    Covers the process of designing competitive research grant proposals from conceptualization to grant management.

    Prerequisites
    Core epidemiology class, research methods.

  
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    EAB 725 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases


    Credits 3

    Introduces the basic concepts in infectious disease epidemiology. Students develop a basic conceptual understanding and analytic skills in the investigation and control of infectious diseases in human populations. Students describe the most common infectious diseases, including their transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, prevention, and control. Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Community Health Sciences or consent of instructor.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 705  and EOH 710  

    Corequisite
    Must be enrolled in the certificate program for online section.

  
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    EAB 730 - Introduction to Statistical Computing with SAS


    Credits 3

    PC-based statistical computing applications with SAS 9.3 for public health. Develop basic skills in the use of a statistical package through classroom demonstrations and independent lab assignments that will complement the material covered in EAB 703 or equivalent. Emphasize data definition, verification, descriptive and inferential statistics and graphical presentation.

    Prerequisites
     .

  
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    EAB 733 - Survey Sampling for the Health Sciences


    Credits 3

    Introduces the basics of sampling theory and application in the health sciences. Several popular designs will be covered in depth. Other topics include sources of error in sampling, design of surveys, and population size determination.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 703 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 735 - Outbreak Investigation


    Credits 3

    Students will work through simulated outbreak situations, culminating in a lengthy simulation of an outbreak. Students will be responsible for all aspects of the investigation including report writing. Through partnership with community health agencies, students will have the opportunity to assist in actual outbreak investigations occurring during the semester.

    Prerequisites
    HED 725/EAB 705 or equivalent

  
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    EAB 743 - Experimental Design for the Health Sciences


    Credits 3

    Provides thorough coverage of experimental design for student in the health sciences. Topics include single factor designs, factorial experiments, within-factor designs, nested designs, analysis of trend, and general linear models.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 703 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 745 - Epidemiological Surveillance


    Credits 3

    Students will explore systems currently in place, both in the United States and internationally, and will learn the methodology used to analyze surveillance data. Students will learn about effective surveillance systems through lecture and case studies of existing surveillance systems.

  
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    EAB 753 - Nonparametric Statistics for Public Health


    Credits 3

    Designed to provide a strong foundation in nonparametric statistical methods commonly used in public health. Topics explored in the course include ranked data, transformation of ranks, methods for paired and independent samples, nonparametric regression and correlation, categorical data analysis, and robust estimation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate level biostatistics.

  
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    EAB 755 - Cancer Epidemiology


    Credits 3

    This course is an introduction to cancer epidemiology. The objective is to make the student use, learn and consolidate basic analytic skills in developing research projects in cancer. It includes among others the following topics: trends, biology of cancer, issues in prostate, breast, colorectal, lung, and cervical cancer, cancer screening, GIS and spatial analysis in cancer, survival, and migrant studies.

  
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    EAB 756 - Epidemiology and Research


    Credits 3

    Topics in Epidemiology II include analytic reasoning in public health and in disease surveillance, descriptive epidemiology and causal inference with a special emphasis on study design. This course will largely make use of scientific articles to provide students with a solid basis to critically analyze and develop medical/public health research. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.

    Prerequisites
      and  

  
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    EAB 763 - Linear Statistical Models


    Credits 3

    Explores the foundations and applications of linear statistical models. Applications include simple, multivariate, and logistic regression; time series analysis; single -/multiple-factor ANOVA; random and mixed effects models; and ANCOVA. Several experimental designs will also be explored.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate level biostatistics.

  
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    EAB 773 - Survival Analysis for Public Health


    Credits 3

    Explores the broad area of survival analysis for analyzing data derived from laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological studies. Methods explored in this course include survival functions, data censoring, hazard models, regression models, and parametric/nonparametric methods for comparing survival models.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 753 and EAB 763.

  
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    EAB 783 - Multivariate Methods for the Health Sciences


    Credits 3

    Provides an in- depth coverage of common multivariate methods. Topics include multivariate correlation and regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, time series analysis, and principle component analysis. Emphasis placed on application of techniques useful for students in the health sciences.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 773 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 788 - Meta-Analysis in Public Health


    Logic and application of meta-analysis in public health.  Computing effect size and summary effects, conduct sensitivity and subgroup analysis, assess heterogeneity, and potential biases.

    Prerequisites
    EAB 703  and EAB 705  

  
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    EAB 790 - Current Topics in Environmental Health and Epidemiology


    Credits 1-3

    This is an advanced seminar course directed by members of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program. Seminars will be facilitated by faculty members based on their particular areas of research interest and expertise.

  
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    EAB 793 - Internship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


    Credits 1 – 3

    Capstone experiences for the MPH degree and is intended to provide students with applied work experience in a local agency, organization, center or institute.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the School of Community Health Sciences or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 794 - Professional Paper in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


    Credits 3

    Provides the opportunity for a graduate degree candidate to be involved in an in-depth project. A formal paper and presentation describing the project culminate this experience.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the School of Community Health Sciences or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 795 - Special Topics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


    Credits 1 – 3

    Selected topic of current interest in epidemiology and biostatistics.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the School of Community Health Sciences or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 796 - Independent Study in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


    Credits 1 – 3

    Independent study of a selected topic in Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the School of Community Health Sciences or consent of instructor.

  
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    EAB 798 - Thesis Research in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


    Credits 1 – 6

    Research, analysis, and development work towards completion of an approved project.

    Notes
    May be repeated, but a maximum of six credits will apply towards the student’s degree program.

  
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    ECE 706 - Planning Curriculum for Young Children


    Credits 3

    Examination of basic principles underlying the development and planning of non-handicapped early childhood education curriculum.

    Notes
    Review of components of selected curricular areas.

  
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    ECE 707 - Programs in Early Childhood Education


    Credits 3

    Overview of current models of early childhood education. Includes principles, research studies, and current trends as factors related to the education of young children.

  
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    ECE 709 - Investigations in Early Childhood Education


    Credits 3

    Current practices and methods in early childhood education investigated and evaluated in depth.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    ECE 710 - Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs


    Credits 3

    Investigates the basic principles involved in establishing and operating centers for the young child; examines the historical background of the early childhood education movement; and reviews theories of child development as they relate to planning, operating, and evaluating centers.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    ECE 711 - Science and Math for Young Children


    Credits 3

    Preparation, by modeling, for presenting and structuring appropriate science activities/experiences for young children (PK-2) with emphasis on integrating process skills with life, earth, and physical science concepts.

    Prerequisites
    Nine hours of content science, or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECE 722 - Theoretical Bases for Early Childhood Education


    Credits 3

    Examination of the underlying theories and perspectives supporting early childhood education. Emphasis on the theoretical foundations for early childhood education and the application of developmental theories across domains.

  
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    ECE 726 - Early Education for Infants and Toddlers


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and practical approaches to early education services for newborns, infants, toddlers, and their families. Development of infants and toddlers within the developmental domains and focuses on attachment, milestones, identification of developmental delays, and program development and evaluation.

  
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    ECE 740 - Early Language and Learning


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the theory, research and practice of language development from birth through age eight. Opportunities to implement your understanding of language development for typically developing children and children with special needs.

  
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    ECE 781 - Early Childhood Education Field Experience


    Credits 3-8

    Includes program planning, implementing lesson plans, guidance of students, and working with families. Candidates will be placed with young children birth to age eight.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of all ECE licensure coursework or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECEM 702 - Cyber Law - Digital Intellectual Property & Privacy


    Credits 3

    Introduce the principles of digital intellectual property, online privacy, software copyright and cyber law. Clarify the issues of jurisdiction and the sovereignty of the internet by considering how technology affects the power of regulatory tools.

  
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    ECEM 710 - Crisis and Emergency Management


    Credits 3

    Distinguish the principles behind effective approaches for prevention, planning, risk, mitigation, response, and recovery strategies. Recognize the major elements of technical and operational disasters by learning to implement emergency strategies that reduce vulnerabilities.

  
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    ECEM 711 - Crisis and Emergency Management


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the evolution of U.S. disaster policy and the practice of emergency management, with particular attention to the roles of local governments and nonprofit agencies in disaster management. The course examines the major policy issues, including the utility of モall-hazardヤ or comprehensive model of emergency management.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program.

  
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    ECEM 712 - Science of Catastrophes


    Credits 3

    Offers an understanding of the underlying scientific issues that arise from natural, intentional, and technical disasters. Presents information at a managerial level, providing students with a sufficient overview to recognize and understand the complexity of potential catastrophic events which they must plan for and manage.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the ECEM program.

  
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    ECEM 713 - Evolution of Terrorism


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the historical roots of terrorism and stresses importance of understanding the past to adequately prepare for the future. Through a historical perspective, provides basis for and discusses aspects that make contemporary terrorism of today different from traditional terrorism of the past.

    Formerly
    (ECEM 742)

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program.

  
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    ECEM 714 - Intergovernmental Affairs


    Credits 3

    Overview and analysis of intergovernmental issues facing public administrators involved in the administrative, regulatory, and political dimensions of emergency management. Provides information about the political system in which emergency managers must navigate and an overview of key governmental agencies and actors.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the ECEM program.

  
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    ECEM 721 - Organizational Leadership


    Credits 3

    Provides introduction to leadership and organizational theory in the context of emergency management. Examines theory and develops a range of skills in a number of interpersonal areas: conflict management, use of power, group dynamics, and leadership and influence.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program.

  
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    ECEM 722 - Community Preparedness


    Credits 3

    Provides an understanding of how communities prepare for disasters through social vulnerability analysis and community capacity analysis. It examines historical, geographical, social, and cultural factors and conditions that put people differentially at risk in the community and require integration and coordination among agencies and organizations.

    Prerequisites
    Module 1

    Corequisite
    Module 2 courses

  
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    ECEM 723 - Human Considerations


    Credits 3

    Explores the human side of emergencies, by analyzing the public response to a terrorist incident, the public health implications of a major incident, the psychological component, and the long-range environmental considerations that must be taken when responding to an incident.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into program.

  
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    ECEM 724 - Exercise Design and Reponse Plan


    Credits 3

    Provides a synthesis of student learning by providing thorough instruction in the fundamentals of simulating disasters, planning and conducting table-top exercises, planning and conducting functional full-scale exercises, as well as drafting organizational response plans.

    Prerequisites
    Module 1

    Corequisite
    Module 2 courses

  
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    ECEM 731 - Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Communication


    Credits 3

    This course explores the use of “risk” in making individual and group decisions. We will explore qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating risk and develop practices t use such information to improve decision making processes in the context of emergency management.

    Corequisite
    Admission into Program

  
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    ECEM 732 - Prevention and Planning


    Credits 3

    This course analyzes the methods by which governmental organizations, private sector entities, and the general public can prevent and prepare for natural, intentional, and technical disasters. It will discuss topics such as vulnerability and threat assessments, resources and capabilities identification/integration, and training and exercise programs.

    Corequisite/Prerequisite
    Admission into Program
  
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    ECEM 733 - Response and Recovery


    Credits 3

    Studies crisis management responses pertaining to terrorist activities. Covers principles, characteristics, objectives, phases, organizational requirements, command and control issues, planning and coordination, incident site management, crime scene management, and responsibilities and capabilities of federal and state/local agencies for terrorist incidents.

    Formerly
    (ECEM 740)

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program.

  
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    ECEM 734 - Research in the Implementation of Concepts in Crisis and Emergency Management


    Credits 3

    This course provides a culminating experience for students to demonstrate proficiency in applying the fundamentals of disaster simulation, table-top exercise formulation and execution, functional full-scale exercise formulation and execution and organizational response plan creation. It will require mastery and integration of previously presented program topics.

    Corequisite/Prerequisite
    Admission into Program
  
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    ECEM 735 - Concept Implementation & Cyber Lab


    Credits 3

    Analyze the appropriate ways to convey technical operations through verbal and written communication to support organizational operations. Implementing and understanding control framework, policy making and emergency crisis through theoretical analysis.

  
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    ECEM 741 - Regional Overview of Terrorism


    Credits 3

    Studies the threat of terrorism pertaining to various regions and specific countries of the world. Focuses on nature of terrorism in contemporary society from an international perspective and provides an examination of the history, objectives, and favored tactics of major terrorist organizations on a regional basis.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the program.

  
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    ECG 600 - Computer Communication Networks


    Credits 3

    Computer network architecture; the OSI Model: network protocols; local area networks; fiber optics communication; ISDN; elements of Queueing Theory, with emphasis on hardware design issues.

  
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    ECG 603 - Embedded Systems Design


    Credits 3

    Embedded Systems Design.

  
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    ECG 604 - Modern Processor Architecture


    Credits 3

    Instruction level parallel processing. Processor performance evaluation and optimization. Scalar and superscalar pipelines. Instruction, register data and memory data flow techniques. Cache organization and performance analysis. Comparison of RESC, CISC and VLIW architecture. Survey of modern processors. Introduction to multithreading.

  
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    ECG 605 - Data Compression Systems


    Credits 3

    Source modeling. Foundations of lossy and lossless compression, code properties. Huffman and arithmetic coding, predictive coding, dictionary techniques, compression techniques and standards for facsimile, audio, video and still image coding. Hardware design specifics, coding and watermarking.

  
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    ECG 607 - Biometrics


    Credits 3

    Taxonomics of devices and applications, probability and statistical testing methods, one and tow dimensional transform techniques, finger printing, voice recognition., facial recognition, and iris scanning, large scale identification applications, multibiometrics, social, legal, and ethical concerns.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CPE 407. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work.

  
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    ECG 608 - Digital Design Verification and Testing


    Credits 3

    A study of complete digital design testing during all design flow stages - from writing code to testing chips after manufacturing, creating and implementing effective test scenarios and assertion techniques, designing self-testing devices. Students will get hands-on experience with various EDA tools for design testing, verification, logic and fault simulation.

  
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    ECG 609 - Embedded Digital Signal Processing


    Credits 3

    Hardware implementation of DSP operations, filters, interpolation and decimation, linear and non-linear transforms. Embedded audio and video processing, error control and coding. DSP processors.

  
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    ECG 617 - Internet of Things Systems


    Credits 3

    The elements of IoT, detailed analysis of IoT sensors, IoT networking and sensor-system communications. The analysis of the process of designing the IoT systems, design of the data management / databases and security requirements. Class is project-based.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CpE 417. Coursework at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    ECG 620 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design


    Credits 3

    An introduction to the design, layout, and simulation of analog integrated circuits including current mirrors, voltage and current references, amplifiers, and op-amps.

    Prerequisites
    EE 320.

  
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    ECG 621 - Digital Integrated Circuit Design


    Credits 3

    An introduction to the design, layout, and simulation of digital integrated circuits. MOSFET operation and parasitics. Digital design fundamentals including the design of digital logic blocks.

    Prerequisites
    CpE 100 and EE 320.

  
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    ECG 630 - Transmission Lines


    Credits 3

    Telegraphist’s equations; transient response—steady state response; reflection diagrams; Smith chart; matching techniques and designs; narrow and broadband impedance matching techniques; scattering matrix; introduction to stripline and microstrip devices.

  
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    ECG 631 - Engineering Optics


    Credits 3

    Fundamentals of antennas and antenna design; linear wire, loop, and antenna arrays; antenna measurements.

  
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    ECG 632 - Antenna Engineering


    Credits 3

    Fundamentals of antennas and antenna design; linear wire, loop, and antenna arrays; antenna measurements.

  
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    ECG 633 - Active and Passive Microwave Engineering


    Credits 3

    This 600-level course has been approved by the Graduate College for possible inclusion in graduate programs. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    ECG 642 - Power Electronics


    Credits 3

    Topics include: diode circuits and rectifiers, power semiconductor diodes and transistors, thyristors and static switches, controlled rectifiers, AC voltage controllers, DC choppers, inverters, AC and DC drives, power supplies and protection of devices and circuits.

  
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    ECG 646 - Photovoltaic Devices and Systems


    Credits 3

    This course covers solar resource characteristics, solar cell physics and technologies, cell electrical characteristics, PV module design, DC-AC inverters, battery energy storage and charge controllers, design of stand-alone and grid-connected PV systems, and economic considerations.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Solar and Renewable Energy Graduate Certificate Program, or graduate standing for engineering students.

  
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    ECG 651 - Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices


    Credits 3

    Semiconductors, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, antiferromagnetics, ferromagnetics, ferrimagnetics, crystal structure, structure-property relations, device applications.

  
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    ECG 652 - Optoelectronics


    Credits 3

    Topics include: modulation of light, display devices, lasers, photodetectors, fiber optics, engineering applications, and systems.

  
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    ECG 653 - Introduction to Nanotechnology


    Credits 3

    Overview of Nanotechnology. Physics of the Solid State, Properties of Individual Nanostructures. Bulk Nanostrutured materials, magnetic nanoparticles, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots, Self-Assembly and Catalysis, nanoscale Biological materials.

  
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    ECG 662 - Digital Communication Systems


    Credits 3

    Information theory and fundamental limits on performance, digital coding of waveforms, pulse shaping for baseband transmission, digital bandpass modulations, channel coding.

  
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    ECG 666 - Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems


    Credits 3

    Study of wireless systems including cellular telephone systems, wireless local area networks and other wireless data services. Topics include digital modulation techniques, frequency reuse, diversity techniques, multiple access schemes and channel modeling including path loss, shadowing, fading and multipath interference.

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

    Prerequisites
    EE 460 or equivalent.

  
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    ECG 672 - Digital Control Systems


    Credits 3

    Introduction to discrete time of control. State space representation of linear systems; stability; the concepts of controllability and observability. Sample data control system design techniques, including pole placement, observer design.

  
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    ECG 674 - Recent Topics in Control


    Credits 3

    This 600-level course has been approved by the Graduate College for possible inclusion in graduate programs. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    ECG 680 - Discrete-Time Signal Processing


    Credits 3

    Review of discrete linear system theory including the z-transformers, the Fourier transform, discrete and fast Fourier transform. Sampling, reconstruction multirate systems and quantization noise. IIR and FIR digital filter design including digital filter structures and finite word length effects.

  
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    ECG 680L - Digital Signal Processing Laboratory


    Credits 1

    Laboratory projects and exercises in digital signal processing including the design and implementation of FIR, IIR, and multirate systems.

  
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    ECG 682 - Introduction to Biomedical Signals and Systems


    Credits 3

    Introduction to biomedical signals, transduction devices, bioelectric potentials and sensors. Application of electrical signal and system principles to biosignals, such as cardiovascular electrical signals, neural electrical communication, and diagnostic ultrasound. Includes current biomedical engineering topics.

  
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    ECG 695 - Special Topics


    Credits 1-4

    Covers experimental and other topics which may be of current interest. Topics and credits to be announced.

    Notes
    May be repeated once under a different topic. May have a laboratory.

  
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    ECG 700 - Advanced Computer System Architecture


    Credits 3

    High performance computer architecture including pipelining techniques, high speed memory systems, vector processors, parallel processing, and interconnection networks.

    Prerequisites
    ECG 300 or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECG 701 - Reliable Design of Digital Systems


    Credits 3

    D-algorithm, Boolean difference, test generation for combinational and sequential circuits, self checking circuits, fault tolerant design, design for testability, and topics in reliability and maintainability.

    Prerequisites
    ECG 300 or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECG 702 - Interconnection Networks for Parallel Processing Applications


    Credits 3

    Interconnection networks models, comparison of single-stage networks: PM2I, HYPERCUBE Illiac and suffle-exchange, partitioning single-state networks, multistage networks, survey and comparison of fault-tolerant multistage networks.

    Prerequisites
    ECG 300 or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECG 703 - Machine Learning and Applications


    Credits 3

    Linear Regression, Curve Fitting, Bayesian Inference, Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Support Vector Machine, K-nearest Neighbor, Dimensionality Reduction, Learning Theory, Reinforcement Learning. Applications to Security, Robotics, Autonomous Navigation, Weather forecasting, Bioinformatics, Finance, Healthcare.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of Instructor.

  
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    ECG 704 - Coding with Applications in Computers and Communication Media


    Credits 3

    Error correcting codes, design and analysis of encoder/decoder circuitry, applications to reliable communication and fault tolerant computing, compression encoding schemes.

    Prerequisites
    ECG 300 , MATH 453, or consent of instructor.

  
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    ECG 706 - Analysis of Telecommunication and Data Networks


    Credits 3

    Probability-based treatment of telecommunication and data networks. Delay, throughput, buffer management in layers of ISO Open Systems Interconnection Model. Performance analysis, flow and congestion control, routing function, polling and random access, CSMA/CD and Ethernet.

    Prerequisites
    ECG 300 and MATH 462

 

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