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Experimental Courses 2017-2018, A-F
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.
A ECL 231X. Principles of Wildlife & Fisheries Management. (3-0) Cr.3. S. Prereqs: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, NREM 120. Introduction to the principles of wildlife and fisheries management. Case studies will be explored along with assessment methods used to understand management including conservation of populations, species and communities, as well as habitat preservation and restoration.
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 426X. Design of Aerospace Structures. (1-6) Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with AER E 526X.) Prereq: EM 324. Detailed design and analysis of aerospace vehicle structures. Material selection, strength, durability and damage tolerance, and validation analysis. Design for manufacturability.
AER E 429X. Penetrating Radiation Methods in Nondestructive Evaluation. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: PHYS 222. Spectrum of electromagnetic waves, wave/particle dualism, generation and detection of electromagnetic radiation, reflection/ penetration/ absorption/ scattering of electromagnetic radiation, application of penetrating radiation (x- and gamma rays), imaging, computed tomography, diffraction, small angle scattering, materials characterization.
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 515X. Atomistic and Multiscale Mechanics of Materials. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: E M 510; E M 516; AER E 525. Introduction to atomistic and multiscale computational methodology for the graduate-level study of mechanics of materials. At the end of this course, students will have an awareness and understanding of the application of atomistic and multiscale materials modeling techniques to fracture, plasticity, phase transformation, corrosion, thermal and mass transport in a variety of engineering materials.
AER E 526X. Design of Aerospace Structures. (1-6) Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with AER E 426X.) Prereq: EM 324. Detailed design and analysis of aerospace vehicle structures. Material selection, strength, durability and damage tolerance, and validation analysis. Design for manufacturability.
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.
AESHM 213X. Transitions: Pre-Professional Strategies and Career Explorations. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereqs: Transfer Student or Change of Major in AMD, EVENT, or HSP M majors. Fast track pre-professional development strategies, career exploration, and multi-dimensional academic and extracurricular planning for students in transition including transfer and change of majors.
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.
AN S 563X. Advanced Processed Meats Technology . (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: An S 270 or equivalent, or at least two undergraduate courses in biology, food science, microbiology or culinology. Physical, chemical and biological properties of meat important to processed meat product characteristics. Ingredients, technology and equipment used for fresh and cured meat products. Packaging, preservation and food safety issues critical to processed meat products are emphasized.
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.
ARABC 375X. Arabic Culture. (3-0)
Cr. 3. S. Survey of contemporary Arabic culture in the Middle East and
North Africa as reflected in history, language, the arts, and social
institutions with attention to the Arab Diaspora. Taught in English.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
ARCH 330X. Advanced Design Representation. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: ARCH 230; Junior, Senior or graduate standing. Advanced investigations of various design media and their applications to design. Emphasis on careful consideration of media, mixed-media strategies and development of craft.
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 520X. Design & Cultural Semiotics. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: Introduction to semiotics as it relates to art, design and culture. Historical and contemporary vantage points and the importance of designers as makers of meaning. Key concepts of semiotics and the interrelationship between message, meaning, design and culture.
ARTGR 521X. Graphic Design Graduate Studio II. Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: Graduate enrollment in the Graphic Design Graduate Program. In this advanced graduate graphic design studio led by a variety of faculty, students will be introduced to a range of research topics, methods and ideas that are predicated on learning through the process of creation.
ARTGR 522X. Critical Media. (0-6) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate enrollment in the Graphic Design Graduate Program. Advanced theory and investigation of critical media and application of principles of visual organization for communication. Through hypothetical design work with critical media tools, studio problems will examine and be informed 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 325X. Deaf Peoples: Pre-World War II. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: ASL 206 or instructor's permission. Perspectives on and treatment of deaf people as individuals and groups prior to World War II. Taught in American Sign Language.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.
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.
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. S. 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.
B M S 535X. Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. (Dual-listed with B M S 335X). Prereqs: First-year classification in veterinary medicine or graduate student status. Descriptions of molecular and cellular biology, especially as it pertains to veterinary medicine. Discussions of cellular components, cellular functions and anomalies thereof. Emphasis placed on divergences relevant to companion animals and livestock.
BPM I 491X. Portfolio Design and Professional Development. (3-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereqs: BPMI 337, junior or senior classification in the BPMI curriculum. Portfolio and professional preparation including identity package development, writing and speaking. Career-readiness, professional practice, leadership, networking, exploring research subfields within scientific visualization. Creating print and digital visual materials, learning approaches for entering the field, and developing business practice skills. Final portfolio materials presented at the end of the term.
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 326X. Chemical Kinetics. (1-0). Cr. 1. S. Prereqs: CHEM 167, 177, 178, or 201; MATH 166; CHEM 324 and 325 are recommended. Kinetic theory, rate laws, temperature dependence of rate constants, transition-state theory, reaction mechanisms, kinetic isotope effects, catalysts, Michaelis-Menten kinetics, and Marcus theory.
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 275X. International Travel Study - Pre-departure Orientation. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Instructor permission required: Participants required to be accepted to international travel study program. Orientation to the international travel study, offered during the semester preceding the trip.
C I 441X. Teaching and Learning with Insects. Cr. Variable. F. Prereqs: Junior standing. Concurrently enrolled in Block I practicum in Fall and Block II practicum in Spring (Elementary Education). Introduction to the biology and natural and social ecology of insects with a focus on the use of insect inquiry in the K-8 classroom, and to culturally- and linguistically-responsive and ambitious science teaching, as well as community-based participatory or “citizen science” research. In- and out-of-school teaching and educational activities related to insects. Intended for Elementary Education Majors and other students with an interest in engaging learners’ curiosity about the world through insect biology and the relationship between insects, humans, and public health.
C I 502X. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereqs: C I 448 or C I 497/C I 597 for degree students. Classroom teaching experience for non-degree students and in-service teachers. Understanding the needs of various English language learners, learn to use ELLs’ language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms, and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for ELLs. For pre–service/in–service teachers and others who will work or currently works with English language learners (ELLs).
C I 510X. Foundations of Game-based Learning. (3-0) Cr.
3. S. (Cross-listed with HCI 510X). Prereq: 12 graduate credits.
Theories, principles and best practices of utilizing games in
educational environments. Topics include the theoretical foundations of
learning games and game play, identity development in
online environments, and assessment of learning in and out of games.
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.
CJ ST 410X. Capital Punishment. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: CJ ST 240. History, philosophy, demographics, administration, and punishment rationales of capital punishment in the United States from its founding to the present. Methods of execution and trends in public opinion about the death penalty. Examination of correlates of capital offending and criminological characteristics of persons who are sentenced to death.
CL ST 368X. Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with RELIG 368X.) Nature, origins and development of religious beliefs and practices in ancient Greece and Rome from earliest times up to the rise of Christianity. Roles of divinities and rituals in lives of individuals and families and the governing of city-states and empires. Emphasis on historical contexts of the Graeco-Roman world and influences of neighboring cultures in Africa and Asia.
CL ST 369X. Ancient Egypt. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Archaeology and culture of Ancient Egypt from prehistory to Late Antiquity. Exploration of literature, religion, social history, government, and architecture. Discussion of major archaeological sites and methods; examination of interaction with other ancient near eastern and Mediterranean civilizations.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
CL ST 530X. Foundations of Western Political Thought. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with POL S 530X.) (Dual-listed with POL S 430 and CL ST 430.) Prereqs: 6 credits in political science, philosophy, or European history. Study of original texts in political thought ranging from the classical period to the renaissance. Topics such as justice, freedom, virtue, the allocation of political power, the meaning of democracy, human nature, and natural law.
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 453X. Privacy Preserving Algorithms and Data Security. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: COM S 311. Fundamentals of privacy preserving algorithms, data security, anonymization, and techniques and mechanisms to minimize disclosure of sensitive information while maintaining availability. Theory and fundamentals underpinning measures to evaluate the privacy and availability of data; implementation and deployment of privacy-preserving data operations including pre- and post-randomization techniques, homomorphisms, and secure function evaluation protocols. Theory and practice of the algorithmic limits on data privacy, including the cost in terms of time and space complexity.
COM S 559X. Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing. (3-0) Cr. 3 S. (Cross-listed with CPR E 559X) Prereqs: COM S 352 or CPR E 308, and COM S 486 or CPR E 489 or CPR E 530. Overview of cloud computing models, security and privacy threats in cloud computing related to data and computation outsourcing, theoretical results and practical techniques for secure cloud computing and its applications.
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 559X. Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing. (3-0) Cr. 3 S. (Cross-listed with COM S 559X) Prereqs: COM S 352 or CPR E 308, and COM S 486 or CPR E 489 or CPR E 530. Overview of cloud computing models, security and privacy threats in cloud computing related to data and computation outsourcing, theoretical results and practical techniques for secure cloud computing and its applications.
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.
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.
DS 201X. Introduction to Data Science. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: 1-1/2 Years of High School Algebra. Data Science concepts and their applications; domain case studies with applications in various fields; overview of data analysis; major components of data analysis pipelines; computing concepts for data science; descriptive data analysis; hands-on data analysis experience; communicating findings to stakeholders, and ethical issues in data science.
DS 202X. Data Acquisition and Exploratory Data Analysis. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: DS 201X. Data acquisition: file structures, web-scraping, database access; ethical aspects of data acquisition; types of data displays; numerical and visual summaries of data; pipelines for data analysis: filtering, transformation, aggregation, visualization and (simple) modeling; good practices of displaying data; data exploration cycle; graphics as tools of data exploration; strategies and techniques for data visualizations; basics of reproducibility and repeatability; web-based interactive applets for visual presentation of data and results. Programming exercises.
DS 301X. Applied Data Modeling and Predictive Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: DS 201X, one of STAT 101, 104, 105, 201, 226, 231, 305, 322, 330. Elements of predictive analysis such as training and test sets; feature extraction; survey of algorithmic machine learning techniques, e.g. decision trees, Naïve Bayes, and random forests; survey of data modeling techniques, e.g. linear model and regression analysis; assessment and diagnostics: overfitting, error rates, residual analysis, model assumptions checking; communicating findings to stakeholders in written, oral, verbal and electronic form, and ethical issues in data science. Participation in a multi-disciplinary team project.
DS 401X. Data Science Capstone. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereqs: DS 202X; DS 301X. Students work as individuals and teams to complete the planning, design, and implementation of a significant multi-disciplinary project in data science. Oral and written reports.
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.
DSN S 145X. Diversity in Art. (0-1) Cr. 1. S.
Discussion on issues of diversity and inclusion utilizing the Art on
Campus and University’s Permanent Collection. Topics include ethnic
heritage, family background, religious traditions, and interpersonal
relationships, with a significant focus on instilling visual analysis
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.
ECON 435X. Analysis of Food Markets. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with FS HN 435X) Prereqs: STAT 226, ECON 235, ECON 301. Food market analysis from an economics perspective; food markets and consumption; methods of economic analysis; food industry structure and organization; food and agriculture regulations; labeling; consumer concerns; agricultural commodity promotion. Final project required.
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 526X. Deep Learning: Theory and Practice. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: MATH 207, E E 322. Review of basic theoretic tools such as linear algebra and probability. Machine learning basics will then be introduced to motivate deep learning networks. Different deep learning network architectures will be studied in detail, including their training and implementations. Applications and research problems will also be surveyed at the end of the class.
E E 537X. Electronic Properties of Materials. (3-0) Cr. 3 S. (Cross-listed with M S E 437X) (Dual-listed with E E 537X) Prereq: E E 332 or MAT E 317 or PHYS 322. Review of classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of electrons in solids, band theory, metallic conduction, lattice vibrations, semiconductors, semiconductor devices, dielectrics, polarization, dielectric relaxation, crystal anisotropy, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, superconductivity, magnetism, device applications.
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.
EL PS 630X. Education Policy and Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: advanced graduate standing. Introduction to current theoretical, practical, and research-based policy debates related to the P-20 educational system. Critical analysis and evaluation of government policies, initiatives, funding, and other regulatory levers related to education. Intensive reading and discussion of the nature of theory, evidence, practice of education policy.
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.
E M 586X. Micromechanics of Structural Changes in Materials. (2-1) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: E M 566 or permission of instructor. Continuum and micromechanical approaches to material deformation, phase transformations, and microstructure evolution. Thermodynamics and kinetics. Eshelby inclusion. Interface propagation and reorientation. Microscale phase field approach. Large strain formulation. Phase transformations, chemical reactions, twinning, and fracture.
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 320X. Topics in Linguistic Structure. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with LING 320X.) Prereqs: ENGL/LING 219, 220. Special topics related to the study of linguistic structure. Focus on language structure in areas not covered in detail by existing courses. Topics include field linguistics, morphology, forensic linguistics, neurolinguistics, semantics, non-English phonology, acoustic phonetics, linguistic universals, and historical linguistics. Repeatable.
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.
ENGR 538X. Foundations of Engineering Education. Cr. 3. F. (Cross-listed with HG ED 538X.) Prereq: Engineering graduate students or instructor permission required. Introduction to the field of engineering education, with an emphasis on engineering education history, existing challenges, teaching and learning pedagogies and theories, research opportunities, and research methodologies. The course goal is to develop students as scholars and to have students think critically about engineering and education. Students will apply the knowledge gained from this course to propose a research project related to their own discipline. The proposal is intended to help students learn and apply the key elements of engineering education research. This course is intended for students with a variety of interests and career goals, including those interested in learning to conduct engineering education research, exploring research discoveries about teaching and learning, and engaging with the engineering education community.
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 203X. Event Management Sophomore Mentorship. (1-2) Cr. 2. S. Prereqs: Sophomore classification; AESHM 113; EVENT 271; by application only. Event Management sophomore students will be paired with a professional mentor in the event industry. Students will meet in the class and individually with their professional mentor throughout the spring semester. Students will be assessed on their experience through reflection, presentation, and mentor evaluation.
EVENT 212X. Digital Production in Event Management. (1-2) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Event Management major. Applications of basic skills in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Introduction to design elements used within the event management industry with a focus on digital publishing of marketing and promotional materials, wayfinding, and other stationery items. Face-to-face lecture and laboratory work. Half-semester course.
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 378X. Sustainable Event Management. (3-0) Cr. 3 S. Prereqs: EVENT 271, EVENT majors. Introduction to international sustainable event standards, and how to measure the environmental impact of an event. Topics include ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and sustainability related practices. Students will be expected to complete written assignments and participate in group-based projects.
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.
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 435X. Analysis of Food Markets. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. (Cross-listed with ECON 435X) Prereqs: STAT 226, ECON 235, ECON 301. Food market analysis from an economics perspective; food markets and consumption; methods of economic analysis; food industry structure and organization; food and agriculture regulations; labeling; consumer concerns; agricultural commodity promotion. Final project required.
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. (1-2) Cr.2. 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.
FS HN 589X. Systems Neuroscience: Brain, Behavior, and Nutrition-Related Integrative Physiology. (2-0) Cr. 2. S. (Cross-listed with PSYCH 589X, NEURO 589X, NUTRS 589X, GERON 589X.) Prereqs: Graduate standing, or undergraduate with consent of instructor. Structural, functional, and biochemical aspects of brain and non-motor behavior across the human lifespan. Types of neuroimaging used to assess the brain. Current research is leveraged to gauge how nutrition, diseases related to nutrition, and associated physiological processes influence the brain, particularly for common developmental, psychological, and neurological disorders.