Experimental Courses 2021-2022, A-F
A B E 327LX. Animal Production Systems Design Lab. (0-2) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in TSM 327. Engineering analysis of Livestock and Poultry production systems as related to applications of Precision Livestock Farming Technology (PLFT), economic and environmental management, and manure and nutrient management. Focus on the design of animal production systems based on ASABE/NRCS Standards and Local Codes. Concrete and earthen manure storages and open-lot runoff management structures; utilization of RUSLE-2 and P-index in the development of comprehensive nutrient management plans; making economic and environmental management decisionsrelated to improving production, gaseous emissions reporting, and odor mitigation.
A B E 516X. Data Science and Analytics for Agricultural and Biosystem Engineers. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Credit in A B E 160 or equivalent. Introduction to research methods associated with data science concepts and their applications. Analyses and research related to agricultural and biosystems engineering and technology; methods to develop and maintain reproducible data analysis pipelines; best practices of data visualization and communication of data-driven results to broad audiences; concepts of data integrity and ethics.
A ECL 444X. Aquatic Toxicology. (Dual-listed with A ECL 544X and TOX 544X; cross-listed with TOX 444X). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereqs: Graduate student status, or undergraduate status having declared a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology, or having completed BIOL 211 and BIOL 212. An overview of interactions between anthropogenic chemicals and aquatic ecosystems. Topics include history of aquatic toxicology, methods of toxicity testing, and species responses to toxicants. Emphasis is on aquatic pollutants of emerging concern (e.g., nanoparticles, microplastics).
A ECL 544X. Aquatic Toxicology. (Dual-listed with A ECL 444X and TOX 444X; cross-listed with TOX 544X). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereqs: Graduate student status, or undergraduate status having declared a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology, or having completed BIOL 211 and BIOL 212. An overview of interactions between anthropogenic chemicals and aquatic ecosystems. Topics include history of aquatic toxicology, methods of toxicity testing, and species responses to toxicants. Emphasis is on aquatic pollutants of emerging concern (e.g., nanoparticles, microplastics).
A M D 288X. Styling. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: A M D 131, A M D 275. Focus on the many facets of the styling profession, including commercial styling, editorial (magazine) styling, personal style consultation, and red-carpet styling. Study of the practical requirements of the profession and the importance of an appropriate digital presence. Course will utilize a hands-on approach with lectures and projects.
A M D 366X. History of Menswear. (3-0) Cr. 3. Focus on the important changes in European and American menswear from the Renaissance to the present. Discussion of changing silhouettes and styles, and special topics in menswear such as the codification of the suit, dandyism, and subcultural styles. A strong emphasis will be placed on how men’s dress is connected to the social, cultural, political, economic, environmental, and technological contexts of the Western world.
A M D 388X. Trend Forecasting. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: A M D 204, A M D 245, A M D, 275, 3 credits from ACCT 284, MATH 104, MATH 105, MATH 140, MATH 150, or equivalent. Explore many facets of fashion forecasting, including trend research, managing inspiration sources and trend ideas, product adoption, degrees of difference, and turning a fashion forecast into a buying plan. Applications of fashion forecasting will be examined, who does it and how it fits into various careers. The course will utilize a hands-on approach with lecture, discussion, and projects.
ACCT 461X. Entrepreneurship and Accounting Information . (Cross-listed with ENTSP 461X). (Dual listed with ACCT 561X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ACCT 284. Accounting information recording, dissemination, and use by entrepreneurs. Introduces pro forma financials, venture capital, private equity, and state and federal regulations for business creation and formation. Other topics include intrapreneurship, intellectual property, information privacy, cybersecurity, and internal controls, including managing the risk of embezzlement.
ACCT 561X. Entrepreneurship and Accounting Information . (Dual liste with 461X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ACCT 284. Accounting information recording, dissemination, and use by entrepreneurs. Introduces pro forma financials, venture capital, privateequity, and state and federal regulations for business creation and formation. Other topics include intrapreneurship, intellectual property,information privacy, cybersecurity, and internal controls, including managing the risk of embezzlement.
ACCT 580A. CPA Exam Preparation - AUD. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
ACCT 580B. CPA Exam Preparation - BEC. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
ACCT 580C. CPA Exam Preparation - FAR. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
ACCT 580D. CPA Exam Preparation - REG. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for the Regulation (REG) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
ACCT 580E. CMA Exam Preparation - Part 1. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for Part 1 (Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics) of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
ACCT 580F. CMA Exam Preparation - Part 2. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Master of Accounting student. Preparation for Part 2 (Strategic Financial Management) of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. Only two of ACCT 580A, 580B, 580C, 580D, 580E, and 580F may count toward graduation. Offered satisfactory-fail only.
AESHM 111X. Professional Development for AESHM . (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Concurrent with AESHM 112 . Introduction to: Career Services, resumes and portfolios, presentation skills, intrapersonal skills with a wellness focus, interpersonal skills including leadership, business etiquette, and professional ethics.
AESHM 345X. Retail/Hospitality Experiences & Events. Cr. 1-3. Survey course of retail and hospitality events. Production and execution of retail and hospitality events in the Student Innovation Center.
AESHM 501X. Introduction to Scholarly Research for Graduate Students. Cr. 1. F.S.SS. Focus on the basics of developing scholarly research, including
definition and purpose of research and the components of research
reporting. Emphasis on standards for each section of research reports.
Tips for research reporting and processes of research development. An
introduction to ethical standards. Required of all new AESHM graduate
AFAS 483X. Situational Leadership Laboratory with Physical Training . (0-2) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: AFAS 403. Situational leadership laboratory is for extended cadets that have completed the AFROTC curriculum but have not finished their degree. This provides an opportunity to continue growing as a leader in supervisory and mentorship positions while assisting the cadre with planning and controlling of all upper-level AFROTC military activities. Extended cadets will have the opportunity to work directly with cadre on special projects and duties that further prepare them for life as an active duty officer. Full participation in all events will be determined based on student's physical and medical eligibility.
AGEDS 323X. Strategic Communication in Agriculture and the Environment. (Cross-listed with P R 323X). Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: ENGL 250; junior classification. Effective communication of agricultural and environmental issues. Analysis of attitudes, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and impacts on individual and societal choices. Application in the domains of public relations, mass media, and popular culture.
AGEDS 425X. Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. (Dual-listed with AGEDS 525X). Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. SS. Inquiry-based techniques for education related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in agriculture in secondary classrooms. Analyze, demonstrate, and design activities, labs, and projects using inquiry-based frameworks for teaching and learning.
AGEDS 525X. Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. (Dual-listed with AGEDS 425X). Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. SS. Inquiry-based techniques for education related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in agriculture in secondary classrooms. Analyze, demonstrate, and design activities, labs, and projects using inquiry-based frameworks for teaching and learning.
AGEDS 580X. A Survey of Leadership Theories. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Examine postulates, applications and limitations of various leadership theories such as Transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Adaptive Leadership. Valuable to individuals interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in academia and business; and specifically Agricultural Education, Communication and Extension Education.
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 425X. Crop and Soil Modeling. (Dual-listed with 525). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MATH 165 or equivalent; AGRON 316 or AGRON 354 or equivalent. Understanding basic crop physiology and soil processes through the use of mathematical and statistical approaches. Structure of crop models, dynamics and relationship among components such as leaf-level photosynthesis, canopy architecture, root dynamics and soil carbon and nitrogen pools.
AGRON 537X. Quantitative Analytics for Plant Breeding. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AGRON 181, MATH 140. Methods to quantify consequences of decisions based on analytical methods used in crop genetic improvement and cultivar development.
AM IN 327X. Native American Agriculture. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AM IN 210. Indigenous agriculture in North America. Topics include pre-contact agriculture in North America, cultural perspectives on agriculture, the changes caused by contact with Europeans, and the state of contemporary Native agriculture in a global market. Themes may include Native solutions to challenges of hunger and inadequate nutrition, food sovereignty, seed saving, and food deserts.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.
AN S 219X. Survey of Animal Nutrition . (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: BIOL 101, BIOL 212 or equivalent and CHEM 163, 167, 177 or 201 . Nutrients, simple digestion and absorption, feed management strategies, nutrient requirements, ration formulation for livestock and companion animals.
AN S 316X. Equine Reproduction Lab. Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331, AN S 116 or instructor permission. Reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; breeding season management; ways to control and improve reproduction; semen collection, evaluation, and processing; artificial insemination; pregnancy testing; parturition in the mare, foal care. Participation outside of class time is expected.
AN S 351X. Principles of Domestic Animal Genetics. (Cross-listed with GEN 351X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, and STAT 101 or 104. Foundation of genetics, genomics, and statistical concepts in domestic animal populations.
ANTHR 335X. Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereqs: ANTHR 201 or ANTHR 306 recommended. Anthropological approaches to the study of Middle East cultures. Survey
of major culture areas, discussion of economic, political, and social
and religious issues and systems. Examination of contemporary social
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
ANTHR 599X. Creative Component. Cr.1-5. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereqs: Graduate classification, permission of major professor. Individually directed study applying anthropological methods and theory to a practical research problem; for students electing the nonthesis degree option.
ARCH 518X. Balkans to Baltics: Modern Architecture in Europe's Middle. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate or Senior classification. History and theory of modern architecture in Eastern Europe from the late 19th century through the end of the 20th century. Analytic term paper and weekly readings with in-class discussions. Credits count toward fulfillment of History Theory Culture requirement
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
ARCH 536X. Advanced Design Media. (Dual-listed with AGEDS 436). Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate Classification and ARCH 601 or equivalent skills. Special topics in design media applications.
ARTGR 483X. Science + Design: Interpretation of Natural Resources in Montana. (Cross-listed with NREM 483X). (1-4) Cr.3. F. Prereq: ARTGR 271 or BIOL 211 or graduate classification, and permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary service-learning. Design and production of natural resource related interpretive signs for Montana natural areas. Field-work experience followed by on-campus studio.
ARTGR 489X. Design Ethics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Junior/Senior classification. Historical and contemporary issues in ethics and decision-making related to visual arts, related visual communication, and design disciplines, including education/training, professional practice and research, the social role of design, and the implications and consequences of designed artifacts and systems.
ARTGR 583X. Science + Design: Interpretation of Natural Resources in Montana. (Cross-listed with NREM 583X). (1-4) Cr.3. F. Prereq: ARTGR 271 or BIOL 211 or graduate classification, and permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary service-learning. Design and production of natural resource related interpretive signs for Montana natural areas. Field-work experience followed by on-campus studio.
ARTIS 170X. Exploring the Visual Arts. (3-0) Cr.3. Visual arts and how it relates to individuals, their community, and the importance in a cultural and global context. Understand vocabulary of the visual arts, and develop strategies for observation and critical thinking through assignments including reflective writing and observational analysis on various works of art. Engage with various visual art topics and disciplines such as: defining what art is, learning about types of art and its use and meaning of materials, how art plays a role in the expression of humanity, and how personal awareness and perspective can benefit from the engagement of art.
B M S 503X. Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences . (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Admission to B M S Graduate Program. Institutional training essential for biomedical research, orientation to institutional career services and communication resources, professional development activities and practice with critical evaluation of data presentation and interpretation in biomedical literature.
B M S 535X. Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereqs: 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.
BBMB 498X. Research through Scientific Literature. (2-0) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 504. Examination and discussion of current research and review articles in biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology. Critical evaluation and scrutiny of scientific data in journal articles.
BBMB 531X. Plant Biochemistry. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereqs: BBMB 301 or equivalent. In-depth exploration of plant biochemistry with a focus on the unique aspects of plants versus heterotrophic organisms. Analysis of unique pathways, metabolic trafficking between unique organelles and tissues, and techniques for their characterization.
BIOL 299X. Introduction to Undergraduate Research. (Cross-listed with GEN 299X). Cr. 1-2. F.S.SS. Identify a research opportunity on campus and conduct guided research under the supervision.
BIOL 358X. Bee Biology, Management, and Beekeeping. (Cross-listed with ENT 358X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Introductory (200-level)biology coursework or Permission of instructor. Bee diversity and evolution, ecology, role as pollinators, behavior, anatomy, and development. Management of bees as agricultural pollinators and honey producers, focusing on honey bees. Working with live bee hives and demonstration of practical beekeeping skills will occur during several field trips to local hives.
BIOL 403X. Inroduction to Pathology II. (Cross-listed with V PTH 403X). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: V PTH 402/BIOL 402. Continuation of pathology topics begun in V PTH/BIOL VPTH 402. How specific organ systems respond to injury using principles and information covered in VPTH 402/ BIOL 402. Study of a set of prototypical diseases that affect humans and animals.
BIOL 466X. Molecular and Genome Evolution . (Cross-listed with GEN 466X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: BIOL 315, BIOL 313 or GEN 313. It is now possible to sequence and study genomes with astonishing precision and depth. Every day brings new discoveries about life, about genomes, about the molecular evolution of organisms and their genomes, and how these features are shaped by the evolutionary processes of drift and selection. Explore fundamentals of gene and genome evolution, and how these processes are shaped by ecological context and organismal history.
BUSAD 105X. Exploration of Majors & Careers in Business . (2-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Exploration course providing in-depth information and education regarding majors and related careers in business, with the goal for students of making a decision on which business major(s) to pursue. 8 week course. Satisfactory-Fail.
BUSAD 110X. Communication Skills for Professionalism . (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Intended for non-native English speakers to acquire the critical academic and social skills necessary to succeed academically at Iowa State and professionally in the workforce. Enhance communication skill sets such as vocabulary, organization, and public speaking, and how to meet professionalism expectations in the classroom and beyond. Satisfactory-Fail.
BUSAD 295X. Introduction to Executive Analysis and Presentation. Cr. 3. F.S. Introduction to techniques to effectively analyze business issues and develop/deliver an effective executive level presentation to a high-level corporate audience such as a board of directors or executive committee. Simulate board and C level environments where executives deal with strategic decisions regarding organizational initiatives. Topics include analysis, presentation flow, presentation content, and presentation delivery.
C DEV 501X. Foundations of Community Development . (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Introduction to the philosophy, techniques, and methodologies of community development relative to engagement, planning, evaluation, economic analysis, leadership and capacity building. The purpose of the course is to engage students in some of the kinds of activities community development professionals often encounter and develop a broad understanding of the application of that work.
C E 190X. Introduction to Undergraduate Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering . (Cross-listed with ENV E). Cr. 2. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor . Introduction to research, focusing on sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Research questions, hypotheses, literature reviews, experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and presentation. Topics chosen to introduce students to water resources, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical/materials engineering, or structural engineering. Only two credits may count toward graduation in C E.
C E 462X. Site Evaluations for Civil Engineering Projects. (2-3) Cr. 3. Prereq: C E 360 or instructor approval. Identification and mapping of engineering soils from aerial photos, maps, and soil surveys. Planning subsurface investigations, geomaterials prospecting, geotechnical hazards, geomorphology, in situ testing and sampling, geophysical site characterization, instrumentation and monitoring, interpretation of engineering parameter values for design.
C E 555X. Traffic Flow Theories for Existing and Emerging Modes. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: C E 355 and 3 credits in statistics or probability. Introduction to the classic traffic flow theories and the recent developments in autonomous vehicles. Models and theories that characterize the flow of traffic in its many facets, including human factor, automation, and traffic control. Project based learning method. Work in teams and apply analytical methods to study time-dependent traffic networks, probabilistic queuing systems and the mixed environment of autonomous and human-operated vehicles.
C E 594YX. Spl Topics in Construction Engr and Mgt: Engineering for Disaster and Climate Resilience. Cr. 3. Alt. F. (Offered in 2021). Prereq: Senior classification or permission of instructor. The course is intended to provide engineering and non-engineering students with inter-disciplinary approaches to principles of engineering and planning for hazard risk reduction and climate change adaptation nationally and globally. Topics include traditional phases of disaster management, resilience theories and practices, vulnerability and risk assessments for disasters and climate change, system-of-systems design problems for civil infrastructure systems, project management tools, and exploration of current policy trends in areas of disaster and climate change resilience. Focus will be on the application of engineering in communities exposed or prone to disasters and climate change, humanitarian response, and development. Students will learn methods (systems dynamics, social network analysis, agent-based simulation GIS) to engage with marginalized communities on addressing complex and uncertain problems using systems thinking, inter-disciplinary approaches, partnerships and policy.
C J 120X. The Criminal Justice League Learning Community Seminar . (1-0) Cr. 1. Orientation to academic program requirements, career awareness, strategies for successful transition to college. Topics include: University and LAS College requirements and procedures; occupational tracks and career options open to criminal justice; and introduction to career planning. Satisfactory-Fail.
C J 121X. The Criminal Justice League Learning Community Seminar II . (1-0) Cr. 1. Foundations for student success in the criminal justice major. Students will examine current issues in crime and criminal justice and build career awareness and planning skills through guest speakers and field trips. Satisfactory-Fail.
C J 360X. Latinas and Victimization. (Cross-listed with US LS 360X). (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Intersections of race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, acculturation, and immigration/migration in the victimization experiences of Latina women interacting with criminal justice systems and services. Topics include: domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking among Hispanic, Latina, and Chicana women, and the impact of language barriers, abuser threats of deportation, social and institutional discrimination and racism, cultural norms, and cultural insensitivity among first responders and service providers on help-seeking, well-being, and interactions with the criminal justice system.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.
C J 451X. Contemporary Issues in Policing . (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: C J 351 and Criminal Justice major. Introduction to contemporary issues in policing in the United States. Topics include: the media/law enforcement relationship, cultural competence for police, use of technology, and career foundations for hiring and advancement. Scenario-based learning in individual and group settings will help students to grasp the challenges next generation leaders will face in policing.
C R P 593X. Field Trip. Cr. 1-2. F.S.SS. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate standing; C R P major or permission of instructor. Field travel, either domestic or international, to observe and analyze local professional planning practices and to provide firsthand exposure to the destination community and its residents. Satisfactory-Fail.
C R P 598X. Comprehensive Exam Preparation. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.SS irr. Prereq: Advanced standing in MCRP program with required courses completed or simultaneously in progress. Preparation to complete the capstone requirement for the MCRP program, which is a comprehensive exam that will be administered as part of this course. Material based on content of required courses and electives as well as study and test-taking strategies. Ideally taken in the Fall semester of a student's second academic year immediately prior to graduation. Satisfactory-fail only.
COM S 192X. Explorations in Computing Research I. (.5-.5). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Explore research opportunities for undergraduate students in Computer Science; understanding the nature of research and development process; reviewing the literature; development of writing, presentation, and data reporting skills; rotation under different research labs; group work.
COM S 579X. Natural Language Processing . (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: COM S 474/574 or Com S 573. Introduction to NLP and its connection with other branches of Artificial Intelligence, such as machine learning and knowledge representation. Text analysis including n-gram language models, stemming and lemmatization, part-of-speech (POS) tagging. Topic modeling, summarization, text classification, knowledge extraction, and text reasoning. Applications of deep learning in NLP including question answering, machine reading comprehension, word and sentence embedding. Research project required.
CPR E 287X. Cyber-Physical System Fundamentals. (2-1) Cr. 3. Prereq: Engr 160 or equivalent. Fundamentals of cyber-physical systems, including introduction to digital systems design, embedded platforms and programming, sensing and actuation, and performance analysis. Introduction to data communication concepts, including systems-level view of signal processing and electronic circuits, networking standards and protocols. Laboratory exercises with embedded circuits, signals, and measurement applications.
CPR E 301X. ECSEL Leadership Studio. (Cross-listed with E E 301X). (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Introductory leadership course provides emerging student leaders with an understanding of effective leadership practices, social change strategies, and information on engagement opportunities on campus and in the community. Students will be expected to connect course content to their lives, critically analyze their experiences, and to become civically engaged in society.
CPR E 562X. Secure Software Engineering. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: CPR E 308 or COM S 352. Fundamentals and techniques to design and implement software systems. Assessment of security vulnerabilities in software systems, exploitation of software vulnerabilities, and methods to secure vulnerable software. Secure coding practices, data analytics for security, microservices and cloud services security. Reverse engineering and security assessment of cyber-physical systems.
CPR E 595X. Independent Study. Cr. 1-3. F.S.SS. Investigation of an approved topic commensurate with the student's prerequisites.
DIET 531X. Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders. Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Enrollment in MFCS-Dietetics and a course in medical nutrition therapy or consent of instructor. An online study of eating disorders management and nutrition care. Topics include eating disorders medical complications, clinical care guidelines, basic pharmacology, clinical nutrition education, nutrition care planning, psychology of eating disorders, team collaboration, and therapeutic modalities for nutrition counseling.
DSN S 118X. Global Design Connection Learning Community Orientation. Cr. .5. Repeatable. 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. Satisfactory - Fail.
DSN S 304X. Global Challenges: Intro to UN Sustainable Development Goals. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals — also known as the
SDGs or the Global Goals —cover a wide range of sustainability issues;
highlighting local, national and international priority areas to end
poverty and hunger, improve health and education, make cities more
sustainable and combat climate change. Students are empowered &
challenged to become self-directed as they explore each issue
individually and collectively from a personal, academic and professional
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
DSN S 340X. Design Entrepreneurship. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Focus on the interconnection between entrepreneurial thinking and applied design practices of innovation. Explores several business management tools, models and frameworks, relating it to the development of design projects. Critical areas for successful growth, open innovation, and entrepreneurial mindset. Designer entrepreneurs are more attuned to the social and meaningful values of their creations, than economical growth for an industrial venture. Social impact, inclusive responsibility, future foresight and change mindset are the key motors of their dive into innovation and creative problem-solving. By developing an attitude towards risk-taking, initiative, uncertainty and creative leaps, the course is substantiated by strategy planning and leadership skill sets that allow students to turn their innovative ideas and conceptual solutions into products (or services or experiences), and to distribute them in a viable market and/or a business venture.
DSN S 501X. Introduction to Research Design. Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Admission into a graduate program or senior standing . Introduction to research design and methodology in social science research. Essential knowledge and skills required to frame and conduct research independently. Emphasizes various aspects of research design including: foundations of research; understanding research -related concepts; research ethics; developing research questions; reviewing literature and theory; critiquing and evaluating research studies; exploring data collection and analysis; writing research proposal and presenting findings to a diverse audience.
E E 301X. ECSEL Leadership Studio. (Cross-listed with CPR E 301X). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Introductory leadership course provides emerging student leaders with an understanding of effective leadership practices, social change strategies, and information on engagement opportunities on campus and in the community. Students will be expected to connect course content to their lives, critically analyze their experiences, and to become civically engaged in society.
E E 411X. Wave Propagation and Transmission Lines. Cr. 3. S. Pre-req: E E 311. Time varying Maxwell’s equations; wave equation in an unbounded generally lossy (multi-layered) media; uniform plane waves, dielectric constant, propagation, attenuation and phase constants; wave impedance; phase and group velocities; wave polarization; reflection and transmission coefficients (at oblique incidence) at boundaries (conducting and dielectric); Doppler effect; transmission lines; propagation, attenuation, phase constants; phase velocity; characteristic impedance; load impedance and its influence; reflection and transmission coefficients; cascaded transmission lines; steady-state voltage and current; standing waves; SWR; Smith chart; matching techniques including, quarter-wave matching, single and double stub matching.
E E 592X. Seminar in Electical Engineering. Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S. Technical seminar presentations on topics in various areas in electrical engineering. It will have the following sections, corresponding to graduate study areas in the department: Bioengineering; Communications, signal processing, and machine learning; Electric power and energy systems; Electromagnetic, microwave, and nondestructive evaluation; Microelectronics and photonics; Systems and controls; and VLSI. Satisfactory-Fail.
E E 623X. High-Dimensional Probability and Linear Algebra for Machine Learning. (Cross-listed with MATH 623X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MATH 510 or MATH 507; E E 523 or STAT 542. Key topics from non-asymptotic random matrix theory: Bounds on minimum and maximum singular values of many classes of high-dimensional random matrices, and on sums of a large number of random matrices. Chaining. Other linear algebra and probability concepts commonly used in Theoretical Machine Learning research. Discussion of recent papers in this area.
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 re-orientation. Microscale phase field approach. Large strain formulation. Phase transformations, chemical reactions, twinning, and fracture.
ECON 194X. Special Topics in Economics. Cr. 1. Repeatable. 8 week course. Instructor-arranged topics exploring economics concept and tools.
ECON 271X. Introduction to Data Analysis in Agri-Food Industry. Cr. 3. S. Prereq: ECON 101. Introduction to quantitative methods for economic decision making. Examples from agricultural and natural resource economics presented using spreadsheet software tools such as Microsoft Excel.
ECON 410X. Experimental Economics. Cr. 3. Prereq: ECON 301. Introduction to experimental economics and major subject areas addressed by laboratory and field experiments. Topics include an introduction to the technique of using laboratory experimental methods to test economic theories, understanding economic behavior, and conducting field experiments. Additional topics will introduce students to human subjects review, experimental design, writing a literature review, and the study of a series of experiments: markets, individual decision-making, asset markets, behavioral game theory, and neuroeconomics.
ECON 511X. Research Seminar in Experimental Economics . 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.
ECON 531X. Trends Impacting Agri-Food Businesses. Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Enrollment in The Ivy Executive MBA program within the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Explore trends impacting agricultural and food businesses. Video interviews with a range of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts will expose students to a variety of ideas and opinions on the most important trends and issues impacting the future structure of agri-food markets and explore the implications for agri-food businesses. In addition, students will be challenged to develop their own ideas about how these trends will impact their business and career.
ECON 594X. Research Methods in Economics I . Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Graduate status or permission of instructor. Introduction to methods used in empirical economic research. Formulation of well-posed economic questions, locating and evaluating relevant literature, and meaning of testable hypotheses.
EDUC 608X. Social Media and Education. (Cross-listed with HCI 608X). Cr. 3. Prereq: 12 graduate credits. Increase understanding of how social media is changing traditional concepts of identity, literacy, citizenship and more. Develop an online social presence through active social media participation.
EL PS 651X. Social Foundations of P-20 Schooling in the United States. Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Admission into ED.D. Introduction to the historical and contemporary landscape of P-20 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, learning, and leadership in schools across the P-20 continuum.
EL PS 652X.Theory of Inclusive Leadership & Organizations. Cr 3. Prereqs: Admission to the Education Doctorate program. Theory of inclusive leadership and organizations for the Education Doctorate program in the School of Education. Topics for practitioner-scholars related to educational leadership, current issues in the field, and program success.
EL PS 657X. Dissertation in Practice Seminar. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F. SS (irr.). Pre-reqs: Admission to ED.D degree program. Development of dissertation in practice proposal. Formulating research questions, theoretical/conceptual frameworks, literature review, research design, and methodology.
ENGR 203X. Engineering Career and Employment Preparation . (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.SS. Development of practical career knowledge and skills such as understanding employers of engineers, determining career goals, identifying employers of interest, developing effective application materials, applying for positions, networking, interviewing, and evaluating offers. Overview of professional resources and tools available to aid in the employment process. Satisfactory-Fail.
ENGR 538X. Foundations of Engineering Education. (Cross-listed with HG ED 538X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. 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.
ENT 358X. Bee Biology, Management, and Beekeeping. (Cross-listed with BIOL 358X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Introductory (200-level)biology coursework or Permission of instructor. Bee diversity and evolution, ecology, role as pollinators, behavior, anatomy, and development. Management of bees as agricultural pollinators and honey producers, focusing on honey bees. Working with live bee hives and demonstration of practical beekeeping skills will occur during several field trips to local hives.
ENTSP 430X. Real-time Case Study of an Ames Entrepreneurial Startup. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq. Sophomore status. Inside look at an entrepreneurial consumer packaged goods startup in real-time. Topics include product design, materials, manufacturing, supply chain, finance, legal, management, strategy, market research, marketing (positioning, differentiation, target market, claims), sales, distribution, customer service, positioning the company as an acquisition candidate, maximizing valuation, ownership and how shares are awarded, and anything else related to business survival and growth.
ENTSP 454X. Entrepreneurial Marketing. (Cross-listed with MKT 454X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MKT 340. Basic understanding of marketing for those interested in creating or working for a start-up or an innovation-oriented company or consultancy. Relevant to marketing roles in entrepreneurial firms across both B2B and B2C markets. Integrates theory and practice, and provides insight into how entrepreneurs take both strategic and tactical marketing decisions in uncertain business environments. For hands-on perspective, incorporates projects involving real-world marketing problems confronting start-ups, and guest talks from entrepreneurs and frequent case analyses.
ENTSP 461X. Entrepreneurship and Accounting Information . (Cross-listed with ACCT 461X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ACCT 284. Accounting information recording, dissemination, and use by entrepreneurs. Introduces pro forma financials, venture capital, private equity, and state and federal regulations for business creation and formation. Other topics include intrapreneurship, intellectual property, information privacy, cybersecurity, and internal controls, including managing the risk of embezzlement.
ENTSP 520X. Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management . (Cross-listed with MGMT 520X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Graduate classification. Management of venture creation and innovation at large and established organizations. New ideas, concepts, and techniques on how to stimulate and exploit innovative activities to make established firms not only more responsive and flexible, but also more proactive and opportunity-creating. Related approaches combine activities targeted at the individual, team, organization, industry, regional, national and global level. Introduction to how today's large and established corporations (1) identify, develop and exploit innovative opportunities, (2) manage product development processes, and (3) create, spin-in, spin-off and manage new innovative ventures. This case-based course introduces emerging, non-traditional, evidence-based approaches, such as agile product development, design-thinking, entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurial ecosystems, open innovation and blue-ocean strategies.
ENTSP 570X. Launching your Startup: Proof of Concept and Financial Viability. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ENTSP 566. Designed to aid students who are actively pursuing a venture that has progressed beyond the ideation stage of development – and is possibly launched or launch-imminent. Addresses operational challenges in launching a new venture in its very formative stage. Attention is devoted to business formation, risk management, recordkeeping, go-to-market strategy. Examines how start-up and small/medium-size companies reach the marketplace and sustain their businesses, within highly-competitive industries. Recognition is given to the need of management to operate flexibly in these environments.
ENTSP 611X. Seminar in Entrepreneurship Topics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F. (Offered in 2022). Seminal readings that canvas the theoretical perspectives and historical roots of entrepreneurship research. A broad variety of core foundational theories, perspectives, and approaches discussed. Topics include the domain of entrepreneurship, foundations and theories of entrepreneurship, the role of opportunities and resources in the entrepreneurial process, the entrepreneur and new venture emergence, cultural and environmental influences on entrepreneurship, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, social capital, entrepreneurial learning, and venture financing.
ENTSP 620AX. Special Topics: Strategic Management of Innovation. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide students with a deeper content knowledge of innovation. Analysis of classic and recent readings in Strategic Management of Innovation. Topics include an introduction to the main theories of innovation, technology strategy, types and measurement of innovation, ambidexterity, the influence of strategic leadership on innovation, and innovation challenges in established firms. Multiple levels of analysis and consideration of how these topics emerge across different areas of management (micro and macro) and entrepreneurship research. Theory and empirical research embedded within the applied context of the strategic management innovation field. Emphasis on systematic and scientific approach to deepening our knowledge and understanding of topics.
ENTSP 620DX. Special Topics: Crafting Research Ideas. (Cross-listed with MGMT 620DX). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Role as a scholar is more than publishing research. The purpose of scholarship is to add to usable knowledge – which means knowledge that can be used to solve real-world problems. To publish an article, students need to convince other scholars of the quality of their research. To create usable knowledge, you need to solve a problem that managers face and communicate that solution to managers. Most managers do not read academic journals, so the publication of an article does not guarantee that anyone who needs the knowledge will find it. Introduction an ideal form of scholarship that Andy Van de Ven calls “engaged scholarship.” This form of scholarship requires the rigorous theory and methods but adds the additional component of connecting research to practitioners throughout the research process.
ENTSP 620EX. Special Topics: Effective Academic Writing. (Cross-listed with MGMT 620EX). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide skills and training necessary to navigate the professional landscape of the management and entrepreneurship fields. Discussion of effective academic writing, focusing on the discipline of management (but certainly applicable beyond this field). Blend of theory, research, and practice focused on understanding one's role as a scholar, the implications of scholarly work, and successful advancement through career stages.
ENV E 120X. Environmental Engineering Learning Community. (0-2) Cr. 1. F. Integration of first-year students into the Environmental Engineering program. Assignments and activities involve personal and leadership skill development, teamwork, academic planning and career readiness. Completed both individually and in learning teams under the direction of instructors and peer mentors.
ENV E 190X. Introduction to Undergraduate Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Cross-listed with C E). Cr. 2. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Introduction to research, focusing on sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Research questions, hypotheses, literature reviews, experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and presentation. Topics chosen to introduce students to water resources, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical/materials engineering, or structural engineering.
ENV E 201X. Environmental Engineering Measurements and Analysis. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: C E 190X. Introduction to environmental monitoring, environmental field and laboratory sampling, sample preservation and chain of custody, quality assurance and quality control, measurements of common chemical and biological components in different media, and analysis of environmental quality in natural and engineered systems. Concentrations and material balances concepts as applied to environmental engineering. Laboratory testing and experiments.
ENV E 426X. Environmental Engineering Science. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: ENV E 201, C E 326, CHEM 231, MICRO 201. Physical, chemical and biological principles related to environmental engineering and management. Topics include physical principles (mass transfer, mass balances, reactor systems), chemical principles (kinetics and equilibrium, acid-base, redox and precipitation), and biological principles (common environmental microbial processes, microbiology). Laboratory testing and experiments.
EVENT 420X. Fairs, Festivals, and Events Management. (Cross-listed with HSP M 420X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: HSP M 320 or EVENT 320. Examine current issues within fairs, festivals, and special events. Emphasis placed on the evolution of exhibitions and events to modern day fairs and festivals, along with the processes necessary for operating fairs, festivals, and special events.
EVENT 486X. Advanced Event Production . (0-6) Cr. 3. F. Repeatable. Prereq: EVENT 371, EVENT 485. Permission by instructor . Advanced application event management. Provide leadership and direction for production of an event including vendor and stakeholder relations, budget management, publicity, advertising, choreography, staging, lighting, and food. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.
EVENT 577X. Advanced Social Media Marketing in Event Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate level standing. Project-based course that includes analyzing relevant literature in social media and developing, implementing, and assessing an integrated social media marketing strategy in the event planning business marketing plan. Perspective on digital/social/mobile marketing to appreciate its true value to consumers, to managers, and to other corporate stakeholders.
FFP 590X. Family Financial Planning Seminar. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Repeatable. Through a seminar format comprised of readings, guest lectures, collaborative case studies, peer interaction, and practical application, students will explore the rapidly growing and changing opportunities of sustainable, responsible, and impact investments.
FIN 334X. Introduction to Financial Technologies and Cryptocurrencies. (3-0). Cr. 3. Prereqs: FIN 301. Introduction to the emerging role of financial technologies and cryptocurrencies in the financial services industry and the impact these technologies are having in areas such as payment systems, financial regulation, crowdfunding, robotic investments, and cyber security. Explore the history and origins of crypto coins, markets for trading cryptocurrencies, and role of digital money as a medium of exchange and financial asset, including valuation, risk, and correlation with other investments.
FIN 426X. Quantitative Investment Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereqs: FIN 320; STAT 326. Introduction to the use of advanced statistical and machine learning techniques in the practice of portfolio construction. Topics include regularization and tree-based investment techniques, characteristic-based and trend-following investing, and multivariate GARCH analysis. Provides essential analytics training needed for investment management.
FIN 455X. Predictive Analytics in Finance . (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: FIN 301, STAT 326 . Introduction to Financial Analytics concepts and tools. Basic statistical/computing skills, analytical thinking, and business acumen. Develop practical data analytic skills based on building real analytic applications on real data.
FIN 456X. Financial Modeling. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: ACCT 285, FIN 301 and STAT 326. Applying computers to business applications especially using Excel in finance related work.
FIN 556X. Advanced Financial Modeling. (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Prereq: FIN 501. Applying computers to business appplication, especially using Excel to solve advanced finance related problems.
FIN 610X. Corporate Finance. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Enrollment in the PhD program. Empirical aspects of corporate finance research as well as the underlying theory. Topics include agency theory, corporate governance, raising capital, capital structure theory and evidence, dividend theory and signaling models, financial distress, and corporate control.
FIN 605X. Advanced Regression Analysis for Business PhD Students. (3-0). Cr. 3. Alt. F (offered in 2021). Prereq: Enrollment in the PhD program. Understand how to apply regression analysis, with applications in business research. Focus on applying the theory to analyze data that suffer from problems which make classical Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression inappropriate. Emphasis on analyzing market and firm level data to test hypotheses in business research. Required analysis of business data that are characterized by violations of the ideal conditions behind OLS, including data with autocorrelated or heteroskedastic errors, multicollinearity, endogeneity, qualitative (dummy) variables, seemingly unrelated regressions, and panel data.
FRNCH 375X. Francophone Studies in English. (3-0) Cr. 3-4. Repeatable. Prereq: For fourth credit, 6 credits in French at 300 level.
Author, genre, period study, or contemporary topics in Francophone
history, literature, politics, or culture. Readings, discussions, and
papers in English. Required for French concentration credit (4th
credit), supplementary readings and written course work in French.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
FS HN 220X. American Food and Culture. (3.0) Cr. 3. F. American cuisine reflects the history of the U.S. It is the unique blend of diverse groups of people from around the world, including indigenous Native American Indians, Africans, Asians, Europeans, Pacific Islanders, and South Americans. Explore factors that impact the American Cuisine of today including diverse ethnic and cultural group influences, historical events related to food diversity in the U.S., and agriculture and industrial impacts on food production. Practical knowledge and basic food preparation techniques related to the U.S. food system and trends. Class sessions will include lectures, class discussions and Preview-Reflection Assessments, audio-visual presentations, and Tasting Immersion Activities.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement.
FS HN 301X. Nutrigenomics: From Basic Science to Translational Impact . (2-0) Cr. 1. F.S. 8 week course. Introduction to the concepts of nutrigenomics and how it affects us as producers and consumers of food, as well as the implications for human diseases, including inherited diseases, metabolic disease, cancer, neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases. The potential impact of personalized nutrition on health maintenance and chronic disease prevention, the potential of personalized medicine and full genome sequencing, and the ethical implications of this knowledge. Students will be expected to explore a sub-topic within the context of this course and provide a 2-minute oral presentation.
FS HN 445X. Strategies for Personal Food Waste Reduction . (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Junior standing or permission of instructor. In-depth analysis and discussion of economic, environmental, social, and ethical implications of food waste. Overview of personal food waste reduction strategies, food recycling/recovery, and responsible waste disposal methods. Discussion and application of advocacy tactics for the promotion of food waste reduction in local communities.