Experimental Courses 2017-2018, A-F

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A B E 102X. Learning Communities. (0-1) Cr. 0.5. F. Eight week learning communities course focusing on student success, engineering, and department curriculum. Building community within the ABE Department.

ACCT 315X. Business Data Streams and Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with MIS 315X.) Prereq: COM S 113. Identification of open data sources and other private data sources. Develop methods of data access, collection, and sharing; develop methods to validate and standardize data sources; develop methods to assess data worthiness (risk).

AER E 294X. Make to Innovate I. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereqs: Restricted to Freshman and Sophomore classifications, Instructor permission required. Multidisciplinary projects to engage students in the fundamentals of engineering, project management, systems engineering, teamwork, and oral and visual communication. Students will define and attain their team objectives and milestones that are approved by the instructor. Graduation Restrictions: Will not count toward graduation.

AER E 407X/507X. Applied Formal Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with COM S 407X/507X.) Prereq: MATH 166 and instructor permission. Introduction to the fundamentals of formal methods, a set of mathematically rigorous techniques for the formal specification, validation, and verification of safety-critical systems. Tools, techniques, and applications of formal methods with an emphasis on real-world use-cases such as enabling autonomous operation. Students will build experience in writing mathematically analyzable specifications from English operational concepts for real systems, such as aircraft and spacecraft. Review capabilities and limitations of formal methods in the design, verification, and system health management of today's complex systems.

AER E 452X. Introduction To Systems Engineering And Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.S. (Cross-listed with I E 452X.) Prereq: Junior Classification in an Engineering Major. Principles of systems engineering to include problem statement formulation, stakeholder analysis, requirements definition, system architecture and concept generation, system integration and interface management, verification and validation, and system commissioning and decommissioning operations. Introduction to discrete event simulation processes. Students will work in groups to propose, research, and present findings for a systems engineering topic of current relevance.

AER E 471X / I E 471X. Pilot Performance and Aviation Safety. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: Junior or Senior Status. Measuring, modeling, and optimizing human visual performance; display design for optimal legibility, research in visibility, legibility, conspicuity, and camouflage; visibility model development.

AER E 482X. Introduction to Metrology and Testing. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: MATH 265 or 266 or 267. Fundamentals of metrology and testing, system of units, history of metrology, principles and organization of metrology, planning of experiments, data analysis, measurement uncertainties, statistic error analysis, confidence interval, measurement of:“length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, amount of substance, luminous intensity, pressure”, transducers, cameras, sensor systems, analog and digital signal processing, image processing, measurement of materials properties (mechanical, terminal, electric, magnetic, optic), testing of materials performance (corrosion, friction, wear, etc.)

AER E 494X. Make to Innovate II. Cr. 2-3. F. Prereqs: Restricted to Junior or Senior classifications, Instructor permission required. Multidisciplinary projects to engage students in the fundamentals of engineering, project management, systems engineering, teamwork, and oral and visual communication. Students will define and attain their team objectives and milestones that are approved by their instructors. Graduation restrictions: Maximum of 6 credits may count toward graduation as Technical Elective.

AER E 504X. Intelligent Air Transportation Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: AER E 161 (or equivalent). Instructor permission required. An overview of intelligent air transportation system design and operations, ranging from air traffic control to UAS collision avoidance. The course is divided into two general themes: ground-based air traffic control and onboard flight operations; and principled mathematical framework and key algorithms for decision making. This course will prepare students for positions in the civil aviation industry and graduate research in air transportation system topics.

AER E 554X. Metaheuristic Optimization and Modeling for Complex System Design. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate standing in College of Engineering or permission of instructor. Introduction to the theoretical foundation and methods associated with meta-modeling and metaheuristic optimization, including categories of meta-modeling methods and applications in which each class of meta-modeling methods should and could be used, as well as metaheuristic optimization methods and the types of applications for which each is best suited.

AF AM 310X. Africa to 1880. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with HIST 310X.) Survey of the history of African societies, cultures and civilizations from earliest times to 1880. Evolution of states across the continent; social, economic, political, and cultural developments; nature and consequences of African interactions and relationship with Europeans.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

AF AM 327X. Strategies of Resistance: From Slavery to Hip-Hop & Black Lives Matter. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: sophomore classification. Analysis of strategies of resistance and protest against inequality within African American communities; emphasis on the historical, socio-political and economic contexts in which resistance emerges; includes examination of contemporary forms of protests.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.

AGEDS 517X. Student Teacher Education Practicum. Cr. 2-6. F. Prereqs: AGEDS 590B, AGEDS 501, AGEDS 502. Admission to the University Teacher Education program. Supervised 5th-12th grade public and private schools teaching practicum for graduate students in Masters degree teacher certification program.

AGEDS 568X. Qualitative Interviews and Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate status. Understanding the role of interviews in agricultural education research, basis for theory of meaning, and variations of interview technique among qualitative traditions. Development of facilitation technique for individual interviews; and focus groups. Transcription and basic qualitative analysis. Use of interview findings to prepare manuscripts.

AGRON 665X. Digital Soil Mapping. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. In depth readings and discussion of methods applied to produce soil maps using digital geospatial data and geographic information systems. Issues considered will include complications of scale, connecting statistically identified patterns with soil formation processes, and how to best deliver soil information to diverse audiences.

AM IN 225X. American Indians of Iowa . (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with ANTHR 225X.) Cultures and histories of Native people who have called the present state of Iowa home; primary focus on the period between 1700 CE and the present; Native interactions with Spanish, French, British, and American people.

AN S 228X. Laboratory Animal Science. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: AN S 101, ANS 114; recommended: ANS 214. Introduction to the species, uses, biology, facilities, care, and diseases of animals used in research.

AN S 427X. Beef Cow-Calf Systems Management. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 226, AN S 270, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; and ECON 230 or equivalent. Decisions facing the administrator of a beef cow-calf enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the cow-calf enterprise. Computer-aided study. Only one of AN S 427X or AN S 426 may count toward the AN S 400 level enterprise management requirement.

AN S 482X. Advanced Swine Science. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: AN S 225 or AN S 280. An in-depth application of basic concepts covered in Basic Swine Science, focused on the scientific principles to the economical and sustainable production of pork. Detailed analysis of benchmarking, production systems, reproduction, pig flow, ventilation and herd health are discussed. Students will become knowledgeable regarding the science, complexity, and technology applied in modern swine production businesses. Graduation Restrictions: Elective credit only for majors in animal science or dairy science.

AN S 517X. Gut Microbiome: Implications for Health and Diseases. (3-0) Cr.3. F. (Cross-listed with FS HN 517X, MICRO 517X, and V MPM 517X.) Prereq: Basic Knowledge in microbiology. Explore current research on gut microbiome including modern tools used to study the gut microbiome. Examine the linkages between gut microbiome and health status, diseases, and manipulation of gut microbiome to improve health.

ANTHR 225X. American Indians of Iowa. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with AM IN 225X.) Cultures and histories of Native people who have called the present state of Iowa home; primary focus on the period between 1700 CE and the present; Native interactions with Spanish, French, British, and American people.

ARTGR 461X. Outreach Studio. 3 Cr. F. (Cross-listed with ARTIS 461X.) Prereq: Permission of Instructor. An interdisciplinary studio course where artists and designers apply their skills to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems, in collaboration with Professional and Community partners.

ARTGR 497X. Graphic Design Field Study. Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Acceptance to the undergraduate or graduate programs in graphic design. Introduction to places related to graphic design in urban environments such as museums and design studios. Culture and context of design in the urban environment.

ARTGR 510X. Graphic Design Theory. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: graduate enrollment in College of Design or permission of instructor. Graphic design as a tool to represent and create imageability in the mind of the audience, through relevant readings in graphic design theory and principles of visual organization in various media.

ARTGR 511X. Graduate Graphic Design Studio I. (0-6) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: graduate enrollment in the Graphic Design Graduate Program, or instructor permission. Introduction to a range of research topics, methods and ideas that are predicated on learning through the process of creation.

ARTGR 512X. Audience and Perception. (0-6) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate enrollment in Graphic Design or permission of instructor. Theory and investigation of systems, structures, principles of visual organization for communication through the experimental application of traditional and non-traditional media. Studio problems will be influenced by social, cultural, environmental, or technological factors.

ARTGR 531X. Graphic Design Thesis Preparation. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Acceptance to graphic design graduate program. Exploration, formulation and structuring of graduate thesis topic, investigation of design research and creative scholarship.

ARTIS 431X. Character and Scene Design. Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with ARTIS 531X.) Prereqs: 531X: Graduate classification and instructor permission upon portfolio review, 431X: For ISA majors: DSNS 131, ARTIS 230, ARTIS 330; For Non-ISA majors: DSNS 131 and permission of instructor upon portfolio review. Drawing directed toward designing characters and environments to be used for telling stories in a variety of contexts. Emphasis on ideation, research, concept art and other process work over finished art.

ARTIS 461X. Outreach Studio. 3 Cr. F. (Cross-listed with ARTGR 461X.) Prereq: Permission of Instructor. An interdisciplinary studio course where artists and designers apply their skills to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems, in collaboration with Professional and Community partners.

ARTIS 462X. Community-Engaged Arts Management. (1.5-3) Cr. 3. F. Introduction to aspects of community arts management and art gallery operations. Class meets at ISU Design on Main Gallery, a community arts space in the Main Street Cultural District of Ames. Students will staff the gallery and assist in the conception, design and realization of exhibitions.

ARTIS 475X. Interactive Art. (Dual-listed with ARTIS 575X.) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: ARTIS 212 or permission of instructor; graduate credit: graduate level standing. Create software and integrate the sensors required to create interactive artworks, videos, games, and installations. Prominent examples in the history of interactive art provides context for the coursework.

ARTIS 531X. Character and Scene Design. Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with ARTIS 431X.) Prereqs: 531X: Graduate classification and instructor permission upon portfolio review, 431X: For ISA majors: DSNS 131, ARTIS 230, ARTIS 330; For Non-ISA majors: DSNS 131 and permission of instructor upon portfolio review. Drawing directed toward designing characters and environments to be used for telling stories in a variety of contexts. Emphasis on ideation, research, concept art and other process work over finished art.

ARTIS 575X. Interactive Art. (Dual-listed with ARTIS 475X.) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: ARTIS 212 or permission of instructor; graduate credit: graduate level standing. Create software and integrate the sensors required to create interactive artworks, videos, games, and installations. Prominent examples in the history of interactive art provides context for the coursework.

ASL 350X. Comparative Linguistics of American Sign Language. (Cross-listed with LING 350X) (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: ASL 206. Scientific and stylistic language analysis. Phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and social-cultural pragmatics of American Sign Language. Comparative prescriptive and descriptive views on ASL and English form and function.

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BBMB 110X. Biochemistry Learning Community Orientation. (1-0) Cr. 1 F. Prereqs: Co-enrollment with BBMB 101 highly recommended. Overview of the program of study, academic planning, resources on campus for the successful transition to Iowa State, team‐building, leadership, and community‐focused activities. Intended for members of the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Agricultural Biochemistry learning community.

BBMB 111X . Biochemistry Learning Community. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Enrollment in BBMB102 is highly recommended. Overview of career-building and research resources within BBMB and across ISU, including internships, lab skills, independent research, and leadership opportunities. For members of the Biochemistry & Biophysics Learning Community.

BBMB 212X. Experimental Research Skills in Biochemistry. (3-1) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: BBMB 102. Inquiry-based introduction to biochemical techniques such as protein purification, enzymatic assays, solution preparation, hypothesis formation and testing, data analysis, high-throughput methodology, research record keeping, technical writing and scientific communication.

BBMB 303X. General Biochemistry. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: CHEM 331 or equivalent. Survey of biochemistry: structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; enzyme activity; metabolism; DNA replication; RNA transcription; protein translation; with case studies examining industrial uses. Not acceptable for a credit towards a major in biochemistry, biophysics or agricultural biochemistry.

BBMB 549X. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with CHEM 549X.) Prereq: any one of the following: CHEM 324, CHEM 325, BBMB 461, BBMB 561. Theoretical principles of NMR, practical aspects of experimental NMR, solution and solid state NMR, methodologies for molecule characterization, protein structure determination, NMR relaxation, and recent advances.

BCB 585X. Fundamentals of Predictive Plant Phenomics. (3-3) Cr. 4. F. (Cross-listed with M E 585X and GDCB 585X.) Prereqs: Acceptance into the P3 program or instructor permission. Principles of engineering, data analysis, and plant sciences and their interplay applied to predictive plant phenomics. Transport phenomena, sensor design, image analysis, graph models, network data analysis, fundamentals of genomics and phenomics. Multidisciplinary laboratory exercises.

BIOL 357X. Biology of Plants. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: BIOL 211 and BIOL 212; BIOL 211L and 212L recommended. Study of the general biology of plants, including plant cells and functions, basic anatomy of tissues, meristems, and organs; adaptive morphological features. Review of processes of photosynthesis, respiration, basic plant metabolic functions, and plant reproduction. Survey of evolutionary aspects of all major groups of land plants, and relationships of plants to their environment. Intended for Biology and other life science undergraduate majors.

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C E 395X. Global Perspectives in Transportation. Cr. 3. F. Prereq: CE 355 or equivalent. Background on historical civil engineering design and construction.Impacts of historical, cultural, social, economic, ethical, environmental, and political conditions on the design and construction of various infrastructure projects outside the United States.Global road safety and intermodal operations.Addressing transportation problems in a large metropolitan area.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

CHEM 549X. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with BBMB 549X.) Prereq: any one of the following: CHEM 324, CHEM 325, BBMB 461, BBMB 561. Theoretical principles of NMR, practical aspects of experimental NMR, solution and solid state NMR, methodologies for molecule characterization, protein structure determination, NMR relaxation, and recent advances.

CHIN 378X. Chinese Film and Society. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: ENGL 150 or equivalent. Survey of Chinese cinematic history from 1896 to the present against the background of China’s constant sociocultural transformation; emphasis on narrative themes, film history, and film criticism. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Taught in English.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

CHIN 499X. Internship in Chinese. Cr. 1-3. SS. Prereqs: 9 credits of Chinese at the 300 level; permission of advisor and WLC Internship Coordinator. Work experience using Chinese in the public or private sector, combined with academic work under faculty supervision.

C I 205X. Social Foundations of Schooling in the United States: Early Childhood and Elementary Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Introduction to the historical and contemporary landscape of schooling in the United States. Emphasis on topics and tensions in the relationship between school and society (e.g., equity of access to education and competing purposes of education) and the implications of these topics and tensions for teaching and learning in public schools.

C I 536X. Sociocultural Theories of Learning. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Study of sociocultural learning theories, including how knowledge is constructed through interactions and how learning is embedded in these interactions. Examination of how particular sociocultural approaches to learning can inform how we teach and how we do education research.

C I 557X. Leadership in Disciplinary Literacy. (3-0) Cr.3. F. Prereq: Graduate status. Examination of the current positioning of disciplinary literacy in U.S. schools. Particular emphasis placed on the policies, practices, and research most relevant to fostering students' disciplinary literacies and supporting teachers' efforts to develop disciplinary-rich instruction.

CMDIS 492X. Fieldwork in Communication Disorders. Cr. 1-2. F. (Cross-listed with LING 492X.) Prereqs: CMDIS/LING 371;471; completion or concurrent enrollment in CMDIS/LING 480A or 480B or 480C. Guided observation of clinical evaluation and treatment in Communication Disorders on campus and in the community. Assessed service learning component.

COM S 326X. C for Programmers. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereqs: Minimum of C- in COM S 228; COM S 230. Half-semester course. Design and implementation of libraries and applications in C, for students with prior programming background. Emphasis on differences between C and other languages, including file I/O, string processing, memory management, and buffer overruns. Using build systems, debuggers, and other development tools. Programming projects.

COM S 407X/507X. Applied Formal Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with AER E 407X/507X.) Prereq: MATH 166 and instructor permission. Introduction to the fundamentals of formal methods, a set of mathematically rigorous techniques for the formal specification, validation, and verification of safety-critical systems. Tools, techniques, and applications of formal methods with an emphasis on real-world use-cases such as enabling autonomous operation. Students will build experience in writing mathematically analyzable specifications from English operational concepts for real systems, such as aircraft and spacecraft. Review capabilities and limitations of formal methods in the design, verification, and system health management of today's complex systems.

COM S 665X. Advanced Topics in Software Engineering. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: COM S 511. Advanced topics on software repository analysis, data mining and software engineering, software engineering for context-aware and situation-aware computing, distributed development, product lines, safety, security, and reliability, and traceability. Content varies by semester.

COM S 665AX. Advanced Topics in Software Engineering: Foundations.  (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: COM S 511.  Advanced topics chosen from the following: empirical studies on human factors, software repository analysis, data mining and software engineering, software engineering for context-aware and situation-aware computing, distributed development, product lines, safety, security, and reliability, and traceability. Content varies by semester.

COM S 665BX. Advanced Topics in Software Engineering: Empirical. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: COM S. 511.  Advanced topics on empirical studies on human factors. Content varies by semester.

CPR E 184X. Computer Engineering Learning Community. Cr.1. F. Prereqs: Member of Cpr E Learning Community. Integration of first-year students into the Computer Engineering program. Assignments and activities involving teamwork, academic preparation, study skills, and preparation for entry into the Computer Engineering profession. Completed both individually and in learning teams under the direction of faculty and peer mentors.

CPR E 230X. Cyber Security Fundamentals. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: COM S 107 OR COM S 207 OR COM S 227 OR EE 285. Introduction to computer and network infrastructures used to support cyber security. Basic concepts of computer and network configuration used to secure environments. Computer virtualization, network routing and address translation, computer installation and configuration, network monitoring, in a virtual environment. Laboratory experiments and exercises including secure computer and network configuration and management.

CPR E 231X. Cyber Security Concepts and Tools. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.F. Prereq: COM S 107, or 207, or 227, or E E 285. Basic concepts of practical computer and Internet security and the tools used to protect and attack systems and networks. Computer and network security methods including: user authentication, access control, firewalls, intrusion detection and wireless networks. Vulnerability assessment tools and methods. Ethics and legal issues in cyber security. Laboratory experiments and exercises including computer and network configuration.

CPR E 318X. Solar Powered Racing Vehicles - Design, Construction and Racing. (1-2) Cr. 3 F. (Cross-listed with E E 318X/M E 318X/MAT E 318X.) Prereq: Permission of instructor and department. Project-based course centered on the design, construction and racing of a solar powered vehicle; focus will be around hands on design and manufacturing of solar car with support from leading companies and collaborators, accompanied by a series of focus-based classes, workshops and networking events optimized to enhance the student's learning experience and employability.

CPR E 598X. Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Community Seminar. Cr. R. F. (Cross-listed with E E 598X) Prereq: Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student. Introduction to graduate study in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. Building networks, introduction to core requirements, and tools and techniques for success. Graduation Restrictions: ECpE

CPR E 631X. Cyber Security Operations Practicum. (1-6) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with INFAS 631X). Prereqs: CPR E 532, CPR E 534, and permission of instructor. Practical experience in cyber operations. Cyber security threat analysis, malware analysis, and intrusion detection management. Cyber security data analysis methods. Pen testing tools and techniques. Weekly threat analysis briefings.

C R P 251X. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3 F. Fundamentals of the concepts, models, functions and operations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Principals of spatial problems, spatial questions and hypotheses and their solutions based on spatial data, GIS tools and techniques. Integration of concepts and applications through lectures and facilitated labs. Applications from a variety of areas including design; physical, social, and human science; engineering; agriculture; business and medicine, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planing, geology, forestry, biology, and ecology.

C R P 351X. Intermediate Geographic Information Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: CRP 251X. Intermediate GIS for design and non-design students to learn concepts of digital management and representation of spatial data, including spatial problems, data sources and structures, simple spatial operations and cartographic issues. Gain skill set to effectively display feature and tabular data,query features using logical expressions, edit spatial and attribute data, associate tables with joins and relates, produce maps, reports, and graphs.

C R P 421X. Financing Historic Preservation Projects and Revitalizing Communities. (3-0). Cr. 3. F. Investigation of the financial tools and incentives used to promote the rehabilitation and redevelopment of historic buildings and neighborhoods in cities and towns. Study of broader economic and social impacts on communities. Examinations of completed preservation projects around the United States.

C R P 453X. Smart Cities. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Introduction to concepts of smart cities. Study of novel technologies for smart governance, sustainable energy, innovative ways for citizens' engagement, improved safety, mobility and healthy living. Examples of national and international smart cities. Living Lab experience.

C R P 511X. Documenting the Historic Built Environment. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Knowledge of GIS helpful but not required. Principals and methods for researching, identifying, recording, and analyzing buildings, districts, and sites that are historically or architecturally significant. Classroom and fieldwork components will use real-world historic places as case studies.

C R P 550X. Making Resilient Environments. (1-1-1) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with SUS E 550X) Major theories and ideas revolving around the concept of resilience. Assessing the social and political processes associated with policy making for resilience. Application of the concept of resilience in order to understand and evaluate environments. Evaluate the different approaches toward resilience and develop an understanding of the relationship between sustainability and resilience. Case studies of communities that proactively prepare for, absorb, recover from, and adapt to actual or potential future adverse events.

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DANCE 250X. Yoga Movement. (0-2) Cr. 1. F. Mixed-level Hatha Yoga class that emphasizes Iyengar style yoga. Yoga Movement is designed for developing awareness and personal practice with yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Attention will be paid to postural alignment to safely develop strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and reduce stress. The practice develops awareness and consciousness in the physical body to help unite body and mind. Class will include introduction to other somatic practices, asanas (poses), breathing practices, meditation, yoga philosophy and deep relaxation.

DIET 555X. Public Health Nutrition. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereqs: Admission into graduate-level program or instructor permission. Information and activities related to the broad topic of public health nutrition and will focus on how nutrition research, policies and programs impact populations. Students will gain a broader understanding of public health nutrition through case studies, discussions and experiential learning experiences.

DSN S 118X. Global Design Connection Learning Community Orientation. (0.5-0) Cr. 0.5 F. Prereq: Permission of instructor. For International students and interested domestic students registered in the College of Design Core Program. Orientation to the College of Design cultural community. Introduction to cross-cultural communication strategies and inclusion. Weekly meetings will include the introduction of culture, discussion of cultural differences and similarities and barriers to communication, as well as conversations on how to promote cultural learning and understanding throughout the College of Design, Iowa State University and the greater Ames Community.

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ECON 363X. Development of the American Economy. (0-3) Cr. 3. Prereq: ECON 101, ECON 102. Topical and selective survey of the development of the American economy from European settlement to the present. Causes and consequences of economic development, the role of government in the economy, technological change, the evolving role of work and labor, development of the monetary and financial system, and macroeconomic fluctuations.

ECON 511X. Research Seminar in Experimental Economics. (0-3) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: ECON 510. Design, conduct, interpret, and report on economic experiments. Preparation of a potentially publishable experimental research paper. Topics vary according to student interest.

E E 318X. Solar Powered Racing Vehicles - Design, Construction and Racing. (1-2) Cr. 3 F. (Cross-listed with CPR E 318X/M E 318X/MAT E 318X.) Prereq: Permission of instructor and department. Project-based course centered on the design, construction and racing of a solar powered vehicle; focus will be around hands on design and manufacturing of solar car with support from leading companies and collaborators, accompanied by a series of focus-based classes, workshops and networking events optimized to enhance the student's learning experience and employability.

E E 598X. Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Community Seminar. Cr. R. F. (Cross-listed with CPR 598X) Prereq: Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student. Introduction to graduate study in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. Building networks, introduction to core requirements, and tools and techniques for success. Graduation Restrictions: ECpE.

EL PS 601X. Foundations of Educational Inquiry. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Admission to PhD Program in the School of Education. Foundational course for PhD students in Higher Education programs. Introduction for first-year PhD students to the landscape of scholarship in the field of education while initiating a process of helping doctoral students develop a reflexive stance toward educational inquiry so that they may engage in methodologically rigorous, substantively rich, and socially meaningfully work in the field of education. Presented within the higher education context, presenting and discussing scholarly work that comes from within this context. Practitioner as researcher and philosophical belief that higher education leaders must view their context through a scholarly lens.

E M 580X. Phase Transformations and Plasticity. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: E M 566 or E M 567 or permission of instructor. Continuum approaches to phase transformations and plasticity at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. Interaction between phase transformations and plasticity and different scales. Temperature-, stress-, and strain-induced phase transformations. Transformation-induced plasticity. Thermodynamics and kinetics. Nucleation and growth. Large strain formulation. High pressure phenomena and theories.

ENGL 318X. Introduction to ESL methods and materials. (2-1) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with LING 318X) Prereqs: ENGL/LING 219. Introduction to methods and materials for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for elementary and secondary students. Strategies and resources for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Elementary Education students must take this course in the same semester as either CI 280S or CI 480S.

ENGL 517X. Corpus Linguistics. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with  LING 517X) Prereq: ENGL 511 or LING 511 or an introductory course in Linguistics. Corpus linguistics methods of language analysis, including corpus design, construction and annotation; data in corpus studies; tools and methods of analysis. Corpus methods applied in vocabulary, grammar, register and dialect variation, language change, pragmatics, semantics, stylistics, language learning and teaching, and language testing.

ENGL 552X. Workshop: Scriptwriting. (3-0) Cr. 3 F. Prereqs: ENGL 550 and graduate classification. Majors other than MFA in Creative Writing and Environment need permission of instructor. Individual projects in dramatic writing. Focus on writing for stage, screen, and/or new media. Readings in dramatic literature. Discussion of elements such as plot, character, dialogue, structure, theme, and visual storytelling.

ENSCI 204X. Applied Exploration of Environmental Science I. (2-0) Cr.1. S. Prereq: ENSCI 203; or permission of instructor. Applied exploration of selected environmental topics including water quality; stormwater regulation and management; how agriculture affects water quality, air quality, and soils; the history and application of environmental policy in the United States. Experiential learning component. Offered satisfactory-fail only.

ENT 214X. Insects in Forensic Science. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Introduction to the use of insects as evidence in court and how they can assist in solving crimes. Topics covered include basic insect biology, systematics, behavior, with emphasis on applications of forensic entomology.

ENT 220X. Introduction to Forensic Science. (3-0) Cr. 3 F. (Cross-listed with CJ ST 220X). Study of fundamental forensic science techniques and procedures covering types of physical, chemical, and biological evidence and how this information is used in the legal system. Assessment of crime scenes and various forensic specialties will be introduced.

EVENT 277X. Introduction to Digital Promotion in Event Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: EVENT 271. Event management digital channels and platforms, including display advertising, search advertising, social media, and mobile. Students will be introduced to the most popular event management platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest as well as digital event management topics of visual marketing, digital media planning, and content marketing.

EVENT 328X. Incentive Meeting Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: EVENT 271, Event Management major. Overview of the incentive meeting industry. Focus on incentive meeting planning, destination selection, program development, risk management, cultural aspects of international/national site selection and incentive meeting execution, and incentive meeting evaluation.

EVENT 379X. Nonprofit Fundraising Event Planning. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: EVENT 271, Instructor's permission. The role of Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) in the United States, and how NPOs secure essential income and help educate donors, guests, and volunteers of the organizational mission. Fundamentals of an event-based fundraising (e.g., a gala dinner) or community-based fundraising (e.g., runs, walks, and rides). Budgeting, marketing outreach, logistics management. Use of strategic tools, such as website and social media, to help increase financial success of a fundraising event. Grant-writing content.

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FIN 450X. Analytical Methods in Finance. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: STAT 326, and ECON 301 or FIN 301. Applied empirical methods commonly employed in the analysis of firm and market data. Specific applications to financial and agricultural markets. Experiential learning experience using lectures with frequent in-class computer work sessions. Experience with financial and agricultural data sources. Application and interpretation of empirical techniques.

FIN 580X. International Financial Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: FIN 501. Measuring and managing the additional risk exposures faced by a multinational enterprise, investment decisions in a global context, and financing the multinational firm. International monetary environment of multinational business, corporate governance, exchange rates, parity relations, currency risk exposure, currency forward, futures, option and swap contracts, hedging, cross-border capital project selection, cross-border corporate tax management, international banking, debt markets and equity markets.

FS HN 315X. Professional Development for Food Science Majors. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereqs: Food Science Majors with at least a junior level status. Preparation for internships and careers in Food Science. Importance of soft skills and application of those skills to potential job situations.

FS HN 477X. Fundamentals of Packaging. (2-3) Cr.3. S. Prereqs: Chem 163 or 177 Chem 178 Biol 212 Engl 250 Math 160,165 or 181 PHYS 115 or 111 Stat 101,104 or 105. The study of materials, design, processes, performance and safety of packaging. Applied experiences include: packaging design, fabrication and performance testing for packaged products.

FS HN 482X. Fundamentals of Packaging. (2-3) Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with FS HN 582X.) Prereqs: STAT 101, 104 or 105. The study of materials, design, processes, performance and safety of packaging. Applied experiences include: packaging design, fabrication and performance testing for packaged products.

FS HN 509X. Sensory Evaluation of Wines.  (2-1) Cr.1. S. Prereqs: Must be at least 21 years of age; senior or graduate status. Principles of sensory evaluation and their application to wine evaluation. Sensory testing methods such as discrimination tests, ranking, descriptive analysis and scoring of wines will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate and learn about major types and styles of wines of the world. Lab fee.

FS HN 517X. Gut Microbiome: Implications for Health and Diseases. (3-0) Cr.3. F. (Cross-listed with AN S 517X, MICRO 517X, and V MPM 517X.) Prereq: Basic Knowledge in microbiology. Explore current research on gut microbiome including modern tools used to study the gut microbiome. Examine the linkages between gut microbiome and health status, diseases, and manipulation of gut microbiome to improve health.

FS HN 582X. Fundamentals of Packaging. (2-3) Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with FS HN 482X.) Prereqs: STAT 101, 104 or 105. The study of materials, design, processes, performance and safety of packaging. Applied experiences include: packaging design, fabrication and performance testing for packaged products.