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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    CEE 797 - Thesis in Civil Engineering


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits will be applied to program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in civil engineering.

  
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    CEE 799 - Dissertation Research


    Credits 1 – 6

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

    Notes
    May be repeated with a maximum of 18 credits allowed to be used towards the degree.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

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

  
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    CEM 632 - Temporary Construction Structures


    Credits 3

    Analysis, design, and construction of temporary structures including formwork, falsework, shoring, rigging, and access units. Cost analysis. Computer analysis applications. Safety consideration.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 432. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CEM 651 - Construction Estimating


    Credits 4

    Principles and procedures used in estimating construction costs. Application of quantity determination, estimate pricing, specifications, subcontractor and supplier solicitation, risk assessment and risk analysis, and final bidding preparation. Computer-based estimating used for semester project.

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

  
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    CEM 653 - Construction Scheduling and Resource Optimization


    Credits 3

    Scheduling and resource optimization. Includes short-interval scheduling, Gantt charts, linear, and matrix scheduling formats. Network techniques including CPM and PERT concepts and calculations. Computer applications.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 453/CEM 453L. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work.

  
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    CEM 654 - Heavy Construction Equipment & Methods


    Credits 3

    Characteristics, capabilities, limitations, uses and selection of heavy construction equipment. Construction methods selection. Construction equipment process planning and improvement, fleet operations, and maintenance programs.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 454. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Field Trips

  
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    CEM 680 - Sustainable Construction


    Credits 3

    Overview of sustainable design and construction. Introduction to green buildings, LEED assessment process, high-performance building, and green building material.Economic analysis of green buildings.

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

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CEM 685 - Construction Law and Contracts


    Credits 3

    Legal problems in the construction process. Stipulated sum, unit price, and cost-plus contracts. Construction lien rights and bond rights. Scope of work issues. Builders risk issues. Risk-shifting. Case studies.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 485. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CEM 693 - Independent Study


    Credits 1-3

    Independent study of a selected construction topic.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 493. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work.

  
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    CEM 695 - Special Topics in Construction Management


    Credits 1-4

    Experimental and other topics which may be of current interest in construction management.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CEM 495. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CEM 700 - Research Methods in Construction Management


    Credits 3

    Introduction to research process, design, measurement, sampling, analysis, and results, research information resources, and literature review.

    Corequisite
      or STAT 463 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

  
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    CEM 701 - Construction Seminar II


    Credits 1

    Presentations by students on research studies or projects. Presentations and discussions by local construction industry representatives on current construction engineering and management research and practice topics.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CEM 705 - Construction Engineering Management


    Credits 3

    Technical project management applications for pre-project planning, design, pre-construction services, value engineering, construction, start up/commissioning and decommissioning of capital facilities.

    Corequisite
    CEM 451/  and CEM 451/  

  
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    CEM 740 - Construction Safety and Performance Improvement


    Credits 3

    Introduction to construction safety issues, regulations and ways to improve safety on the job site. Accidents and their causes, OSHA regulations, and worker safety programs. Productivity concepts, data collection, and analysis of data and factors affecting construction productivity. Means for improving production and study of productivity improvement programs.

    Prerequisites
    CEE 381 or ABS 341, and graduate standing.

  
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    CEM 750 - Advanced Construction Scheduling


    Credits 3

    Models of network theory and non-network theory for construction scheduling. Systems theory, resource leveling and resource algorithms, project diagnostics, optimum workforce/equipment movement, and as-built schedule coordination. Cost control and computer applications, and expert systems. Case studies.

    Prerequisites
    CEM 453/  and graduate standing.

  
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    CEM 751 - Construction Cost Analysis and Estimating


    Credits 3

    Advanced topics in construction estimating including value engineering, pricing strategies, and computer concepts. Development of estimating data. Computer-aided design and cost integration. Range, factor, and parametric estimating. Production factors.

    Prerequisites
    CEM 451 or   or consent of instructor.

  
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    CEM 755 - Renewable Energy Capital Facility Projects


    Credits 3

    Overview of control and management of the cost, timing, and value of capital-investment in renewable energy projects such as solar thermal power plants, photovoltaic plants, biomass power plants, biofuel power plants, hydroelectric power plants, geothermal power plants, tidal power station, wave power station and on-shore/off-shore wind power plants.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    CEM 775 - Construction Operations and Management


    Credits 3

    Theory and practice of construction operations and management. Roles of the designer, owner, constructor, and construction manager. Systems approach to project, firm, and organization issues for construction management. Decision modeling. Readings, case studies, and analysis of construction problems and solutions. Computer applications, case studies.

    Notes
    May be taken concurrently with  .

    Prerequisites
    EGG 307,     

  
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    CEM 780 - Construction Engineering


    Credits 3

    Advanced topics in construction engineering addressing techniques and sequences employed in the construction of heavy and industrial projects.

    Prerequisites
    CEE 334 or CEM 330, CEE 381 or CEM 370

  
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    CEM 793 - Advanced Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Advanced independent study of a selected construction topic. Paper required.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

  
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    CEM 795 - Advanced Special Topics in Construction Management


    Credits 1 – 6

    Outlet for experimental and other topics of interest in advanced construction management. Paper required. Topics and credits to be announced.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in major.

  
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    CEM 796 - Special Project in Construction Engineering and Management


    Credits 1 – 3

    Development and undertaking of a project investigating a topic of interest related to construction engineering or construction management.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of three credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    CEM 797 - Research Thesis in Construction Engineering and Management


    Credits 1 – 3

    Development and undertaking of a research study on a contemporary topic related to construction engineering or construction management. Preparation and presentation of a research thesis. Preparation of a project report.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    CFT 701 - Introduction to Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the field and profession of couples and family therapy including the study of trends, purposes, ethics, standards, and professional roles of couples and family therapists. Basic therapeutic techniques such as joining, conducting an assessment, treatment planning, and termination of treatment.

  
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    CFT 705 - Child Counseling


    Credits 3

    Focus on developing knowledge and skills necessary to counsel children and adolescents. Theoretical and practical counseling interventions for helping children and adolescents will be explored. Ethical and legal responsibilities in regard to children, and current research presented.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 710 - Couples Therapy with Older Adults


    Credits 3

    Targets on the use of human relations and counseling techniques with elderly citizens who may have coping or adaptation problems. Emphasis on problems related to aging.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 711 - Issues in Counseling Women


    Credits 3

    Developmental patterns in women. Changing roles of women; sexist bias and nonsexist counseling; existing counseling approaches and their impact on various female populations; examination of subcultures within the female group.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 713 - Gender Issues in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Survey of gender issues for adult men and women, which impact counseling concerns such as relationships, work, and lifestyles.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 715 - Group Processes and Procedures


    Credits 3

    Group dynamics and procedures; emphasis on personal growth, examination of personal attitudes and values, and group membership.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 719 - Sexual Issues in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Basic knowledge, theory, and interventions to help clients deal with sexual issues. Introduces methodology of conducting sexual assessment interviews, as well as structuring and implementing treatment strategies for a variety of issues including: sexual dysfunctions, selected varieties of sexual behavior, aging, disabilities, and transmitted diseases.

    Prerequisites
     
     

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 720 - Counseling Across the Lifespan


    Credits 3

    This class focuses on developing knowledge and skills necessary to counsel across the lifespan. Theoretical and practical counseling interventions for helping across developmental ages will be explored, as well as ethical and legal responsibilities.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the CFT MS program.

  
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    CFT 725 - Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Provides principles, procedures, and techniques of therapy with multicultural populations. Emphasis on establishing communication with individuals representing diversified cultures. Offering of action-oriented guidance relevant to various cultural lifestyles.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 731 - Substance Abuse in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Physical and psychological aspects of substance abuse and other addictions, specific counseling and treatment approaches.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 734 - Assessment in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and practical approach to assessing the individual. Includes development of framework for understanding individual and group testing in behavioral health; data gathering methods; case study approaches; and individual differences including ethnic, cultural, and gender considerations.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 736 - Orientation to Marriage and Family Therapy


    Credits 1

    Provides information concerning the professional role, function, history, philosophy and practice of therapy. Role of the couples and family therapist in community, educational, and business settings, as well as their interactive relationship with other professionals.

  
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    CFT 737 - Seminar: Crucial Issues in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3 – 6

    Analysis of selected and significant issues in therapy of current and continuing concern.

    Notes
    May be repeated once for credit. Majors only.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 748 - Couples and Family Therapy Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    The professional paper is designed to demonstrate the skills students have acquired during their graduate education.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    CFT 749 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

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

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 750 - Capstone


    Credits 3

    As a capstone experience in the program, students may choose to prepare either a clinical or research portfolio. The clinical portfolio focuses on students’ development as a clinician. The research portfolio focuses on students’ development as a scientist-practitioner. Students will be required to prepare a written and oral presentation.

    Grading
    Letter Grade

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the CFT MS program.

  
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    CFT 755 - Advanced Couples and Family Theories


    Credits 3

    Intensive exploration of current and historical developments in the field of couples and family therapy. Emphasis on the major systems and applications together with the current research in these areas.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    CFT 756 - Human Development


    Credits 3

    Study of human growth and development of individuals across the lifespan, including stability and change in relationships. Focus on developmental implications in conducting couples and family therapy and interventions.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 758 - Individual Instruction


    Credits 1 – 3

    Selected basic problems related to the field of couples and family therapy. a) Testing. b) Curriculum. c) Supervision. d) Therapy. e) Area Problems. f) Research.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 759 - Family Dynamics


    Credits 3

    Study of family factors as they relate to personal adaptability. Application of research and practice in family therapy relative to the interpersonal problems of adults and children.

  
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    CFT 761 - Technology and the Internet in the Social Science, Research and Practice


    Credits 3

    Explores role of technology in changing society, application of technology to field of social sciences, research and practice, and limitations and concerns about technology in the helping profession.

    Prerequisites
      

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 762 - Diagnosis in Marriage and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Overview of practical and theoretical aspects of assessment and diagnosis of behavior in couples and family therapy. Examination of cultural factors affecting diagnosis and assessment. Focus on relational diagnosis.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

    Corequisite
    CFT 764

     

  
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    CFT 763 - Family Systems Theory


    Credits 3

    In-depth analysis of general systems theory as it applies to therapy, especially with multi-person client systems such as couples and families. Major concepts, philosophical foundations, and pragmatic implications of using systematic principles in counseling.

  
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    CFT 764 - Principles and Practices of Couples and Family Therapy I


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the process of family therapy. Beginning skills necessary for family therapy. Theoretical foundations in systems theory as well as each of the major models of family therapy. Prepares students to assess families and conduct family therapy from variety of approaches.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 765 - Principles and Practices of Couples and Family Therapy II


    Credits 3

    Focuses on contemporary family therapy theories and approaches, including marital therapy theories and models. Advanced understanding of assessment, applications of current research and outcomes, professional and ethical issues, and clinical marital issues included.

    Prerequisites
    CFT 764

  
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    CFT 771 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Examination of professional organizations, their methods of change, ethical and legal standards, their evolution and application to a variety of professional activities.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 773 - Marriage and Family Practicum


    Credits 3

    Advanced therapy experience with couples and families.

    Notes
    Must be repeated for a minimum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    CFT 762, CFT 765.

  
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    CFT 776 - Internship in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Internship is the final activity and is intended to provide students with the opportunity to engage in all of the activities of a regularly employed staff member in an approved clinical setting, including working with clients. To be eligible to take Internship, students must have completed all other coursework with the exception of MFT 748/MFT 749.

    Notes
    Internship activities take place at community sites where interns can work with clients.

    Prerequisites
    CFT 773

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 777 - Couples Counseling


    Credits 3

    Specialized approaches to resolving adult relationship problems. Theoretical issues, relationship appraisal techniques, and ethical considerations specific to couples therapy.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 779 - Couples and Family Therapy Research Seminar


    Credits 3

    Seminar in the application and integration of couples and family therapy outcome and process research. Emphasis on developing knowledge necessary to understand the results of and apply the methods of marriage and family research through an exploration of applied research methods, and relevant research findings.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 781 - Best Practices in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 3

    Advanced course that builds upon existing knowledge and clinical experience. Focuses on research supporting the effectiveness of couples and family therapy. Students will learn “best practice” couples and family treatment approaches for use with clients suffering from various relational and mental health problems.

    Prerequisites
    CFT 762, CFT 779.

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 783 - Trauma and Abuse


    Credits 3

    Specified counseling procedures with the child abuser or abused child. Study etiology of the phenomenon of child abuse. Study of factors and their interpretation to facilitate intervention models and resources to meet client objectives.

    Prerequisites
    CFT 759

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 787 - Individual Research


    Credits 1 – 3

    Selected problems in Couples and Family Therapy.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of seven credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 788 - Advanced Seminar in Couples and Family Therapy


    Credits 1 – 6

    Selected topics in counseling and human development services. a) Principles and practices. b) Individual analysis. c) Occupational information. d) Placement. e) Follow-up evaluation. f) Research.

    Same as
    (EPY 788)

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 793 - Doctoral Internship


    Credits 3 – 6

    Intense supervision with a restricted client load. Enrollees synthesize and translate clinical skills in supervisory role. Restricted to doctoral candidates.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a total of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Doctoral candidates.

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CFT 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 24

    Culminating experience that may be: a) traditional, original research, b) field oriented and problem solving, or c) exploratory or generative research.

    Notes
    Limited to doctoral candidates. 3-24 credits in increments of 3.

    Prerequisites
    Doctoral candidates.

    Admission to CFT program or consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 602 - Scientific Software for the Microcomputer


    Credits 1

    Use of computer software for graphing, statistics, structure drawing, information retrieval, word processing, and self-paced learning.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 402. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 621 - Physical Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Thermodynamics, solution behavior, and equilibrium.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 421. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 622 - Physical Chemistry II


    Credits 3

    Kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, introductory quantum chemistry, and states of matter.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 422. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 628 - Quantum Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Introduction to quantum mechanics and molecular orbital theory as related to bonding, spectra, and reactivity. Includes an introduction to computerized electronic structure calculations.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 428. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 631 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Atomic and nuclear properties. Structure, symmetry, and bonding for molecular and solid-state compounds. Solution behavior, solubility, acid-based properties. Chemistry of the elements and periodic trends.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 422 or equivalent.

  
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    CHEM 649 - Polymer Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Synthesis, characterization, morphology, bulk and solution properties of polymers; polymerization mechanisms.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 449. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    CHEM 655 - Instrumental Analysis


    Credits 4

    Fundamental laws and principles of instrumental determinations, including spectroscopy, spectrophotometry, electrochemical methods, and thermal analysis as main areas of study.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 455. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 672 - Biochemistry Laboratory


    Credits 2

    Introduction to analytical techniques of biochemistry as tools to study cellular components. Techniques may include centrifugation, spectrophotometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 472. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work. This course offered by another department may also be taken for graduate credit.

  
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    CHEM 676 - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry


    Credits 3

    In depth study of selected advanced topics in biochemistry, cancer biochemistry or other medically-related topics in biochemistry.

    Notes
    May be repeated (different topic) once for a total of 6 credits to be applied toward graduate degree program.

    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 476. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475, graduate standing or permission of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 678 - Endocrinology


    Credits 3

    Survey of the structure and function of vertebrate endocrine systems, with emphasis on the biochemical basis of hormone action and the role of cell communication in endocrine physiology.

    Same as
    BIOL 448

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with CHEM 478. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    CHEM 691 - Graduate Seminar in Chemistry


    Credits 1

    Attendance and participation in seminar presentations and discussions of specialized topics. Includes student presentations.  Students required to enroll for a minimum of two semesters and present a minimum of two presentations.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Grading
    S/F

  
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    CHEM 710 - Environmental Aquatic Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Study of the chemistry of natural waters, emphasizing chemical speciation and the interaction of aqueous media with soil and air. Considerable attention given to the use and limitations of thermodynamic equilibrium models of chemical speciation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 715 - Environmental Organic Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Organic chemistry of natural waters, soils and the atmosphere, emphasizing chemical reactions, sorption, bio-concentration and fate and transport. Use and limitation of thermodynamic and kinetic models and the extrapolation of laboratory data to environmental conditions.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in chemistry or consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 725 - Advanced Organic Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Advanced study of structures and reactions of organic compounds. Reactive intermediates, reaction mechanism, stereochemistry, and synthesis examined.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 242 and 421.

  
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    CHEM 726 - Organic Synthesis


    Credits 3

    Study of the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Stereochemistry, use of organometallic reagents and chiral auxiliaries stressed, with considerable emphasis on current literature.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 242, 421

  
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    CHEM 728 - Organic Synthesis Laboratory


    Credits 2

    Some reasonably challenging syntheses undertaken to include reactions requiring rigid exclusion of air and moisture. Products characterized by modern spectroscopic methods.

    Notes
    Eight hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 242, 421, 447 or consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 735 - Advanced Physical Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Statistical and quantum mechanics and their use in calculating thermodynamic properties.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 421 and 428

  
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    CHEM 745 - Instrumental Analysis-Inorganic


    Credits 3

    Theory of modern analytical instrumentation as it pertains to inorganic analysis.

    Notes
    May include atomic emission and absorption, x-ray, radioactivity and mass spectroscopic methods.

  
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    CHEM 746 - Instrumental Analysis-Organic


    Credits 3

    Theory of modern analytical instrumentation as it pertains to organic analysis. May include gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, supercritical fluid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transform infrared methods and fluorescence techniques.

  
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    CHEM 749 - Polymer Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Polymer structure; classification of polymerization reactions, step-growth and chain-growth polymerization reactions; condensation, radical, cationic, and anionic polymerization reactions; physical properties and characterization of polymers.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 750 - Quality Assurance and Statistics


    Credits 3

    Purpose, theory, and applications of quality assurance/quality control. Experimental design including development of sampling protocols. Statistics relating to the evaluation of data quality covered.

    Notes
    Not a theoretical statistics course.

    Prerequisites
    STA 161 and CHEM 455.

  
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    CHEM 752 - Chromatography


    Credits 3

    Theory and applications of chromatography as the basis of analytical separations for inorganic and organic analyses. Separating power, selectivity, efficiency, and limitations of the various methods discussed.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 241, 422, and 455.

  
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    CHEM 755 - Sample Preparation and Analysis


    Credits 3

    Collection, preparation, and analysis of gaseous, soil, and water samples using approved standard methods. Techniques used may include gas chromatography, gas chromatographymass spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography- atomic absorption spectroscopy, and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.

    Notes
    One hour lecture and six hours laboratory. Consult instructor(s) prior to enrollment.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in chemistry.

  
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    CHEM 760 - Environmental Radiochemistry/Radiation Safety


    Credits 3

    Practical applications of radiochemistry to topics of current and future concern, such as the temporary and permanent storage of radioactive wastes, nuclear utilities, nuclear medicine and isotope geology. Includes advanced radiochemical techniques and radiation safety training.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 421 and 422 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 765 - Inorganic Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Physical approach to inorganic compounds, mainly of the transition elements including bonding, stereochemistry, and electronic properties with use of symmetry and elementary group theory.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 422

  
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    CHEM 770 - Protein Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Protein structure and function. Enzymology (kinetics, regulation). Survey of techniques used in protein purification and analysis.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475 or equivalent.

  
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    CHEM 771 - Metabolism and Energetics


    Credits 3

    Biochemical pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, nucleic acid and amino acid metabolism and the mechanism of mitochondrial ATP synthesis.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475

  
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    CHEM 772 - Nucleic Acid Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Chemistry and function of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) and their analogs.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475 or equivalent.

  
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    CHEM 773 - Physical Biochemistry


    Credits 3

    Theory and practice of physical chemistry as applied to the structure, properties, and interactions of biochemical macromolecules. Includes thermodynamics, various types of spectroscopy, electrophoresis, ligand binding, and hydrodynamic methods (covering the theoretical aspects of diffusion, sedimentation, and viscosity).

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475

  
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    CHEM 775 - Bioanalytical Environmental Toxicology


    Credits 3

    Principles of toxicology. Study of the interaction of toxicants with biochemical pathways. Emphasis on toxic chemicals of environmental interest.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 475

  
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    CHEM 783 - Spectral Interpretation


    Credits 3

    Spectroscopic data obtained from the techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet-visble (UV-VIS) spectrophotometry used to establish structural features of organic molecules. Emphasizes strategies, interpretation, modern techniques, and problem solving.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 784 - Spectral Interpretation Laboratory


    Credits 1

    Identification and characterization of an organic compound using infrared, ultraviolet, mass, and NMR spectrometers. Proton, carbon-13, and two-dimensional NMR spectra used to fully determine the structure.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    CHEM 790 - Directed Readings


    Credits 1

    Directed readings in the primary literature supportive of the dissertation prospectus.

    Notes
    May be repeated, but only three credits are applied to the academic program.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Chemistry or Radiochemistry doctoral program.

  
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    CHEM 791 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits 1

    Attendance and participation in seminar presentations. Includes student presentations. For master’s students, enrollment is required. Two presentations are required.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of five credits.

    Grading
    S/F

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Chemistry or Radiochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 792 - Research Seminar


    Credits 3

    Public defense of a graduate research project in the Ph.D. Program.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Chemistry or Radiochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 793 - Special Topics


    Credits 3

    Study of a topic of interest from any field of chemistry (for example, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, etc.), at an advanced level. Topic varies each semester. Topic chosen will be published in the class schedule.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit if classes are in different topics.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Radiochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 795 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Individual directed study of a topic not covered in other courses.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 796 - Dissertation Prospectus


    Credits 1

    Development of a prospectus and its defense before the Ph.D. examination committee.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Chemistry or Radiochemistry doctoral program.

  
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    CHEM 797 - Directed Research


    Credits 1 – 6

    Supervised research in the doctoral program.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Chemistry or Radiochemistry doctoral program.

  
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    CHEM 798 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

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

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
      or   and consent of instructor.

  
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    CHEM 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing toward completion of dissertation and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but a minimum of eighteen credits and a maximum of twenty four credits will be applied toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Chemistry or Radiochemistry and consent of instructor.

 

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