Experimental Courses 2022-2023, G-O
GEN 113X. Exploring Possibilities in Life Sciences. (Cross-listed with BIOL 113X). (.5-.5) Cr. 1. Seminar focusing on introducing students to life science fields and careers. Explores interdisciplinary career paths and guidance on strategies for success in achieving career goals. Satisfactory-fail only.
GEN 114X. Experiential Learning and Explorations in Life Sciences. (Cross-listed with BIOL114X). (1-0) Cr. 1. A second year experiential learning course focused on careers in life science fields. Sections offer themed learning allowing students to choose an immersive experience in an area of interest. Sections utilize hands-on engagement, field trips to on- and off-campus locations, and small group discussions with speakers working in different life science careers. Satisfactory-fail only.
GEN 299X. Introduction to Undergraduate Research. (Cross-listed with BIOL 299X) Cr 2-6. F.S.SS. Identify a research opportunity on campus and conduct guided research under the supervision.
GLOBE 482X. Soils of the Tropics. (Cross-listed with AGRON 482X). (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 9 credits in AGRON, GLOBE, ENSCI or related discipline. AGRON 354 recommended. Properties, classification, and geographic distribution of tropical and near-tropical soils and landscapes with emphasis on their suitability for cropping.
GEN 351X. Principles of Domestic Animal Genetics. (Cross-listed with AN S 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.
GR ST 698X. Graduate Internship: Part-Time CPT. Cr. R. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission required from Graduate College. Internship course for graduate students completing part-time internship. Internship is fewer than 20 hours per week or fewer than 90 days. International students must have approved part-time CPT prior to the semester of enrollment. Satisfactory-Fail.
H S 167X. The Science of Health Behavior Change. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. A theory- and evidence-based approach to the understanding of health behavior change.Practical approaches to promote introspection, increase self-awareness, motivation, confidence, and alignment between lifestyle and personal values.
Meets U. S. Diversity Requirement.
H SCI 301X. Introduction to Global Human Sciences. (1-0). Cr.1. S. Introduction to global aspects of human sciences disciplines. Emphasis on the core conceptual dimensions of global citizenship and how they connect to becoming a human scientist. Development and application of critical skills for civic literacy in a global context. Examination of global issues; connections among global, national, and local issues; and collaborative actions to find solutions to global challenges.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
HCI 523X. Qualitative Research Methods in HCI . (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Introduction to qualitative research methods specific to human computer interaction and user experience research, both from an academic perspective and applied industry perspective. Conduct, write, and critique qualitative research. Examples and projects will be drawn from human computer interaction domains, e.g., mobile apps, web applications, automated vehicle, self-checkout stations, etc. Methods include focus groups, interviews, surveys, and many others.
HCI 550X. User Experience Methodologies. (Cross-listed with ARTGR 550X). (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Graduate classification or Permission of Instructor. Fundamentals of lean user experience design, discovery and process.
HCI 608X. Social Media and Education. (Cross-listed with EDUC 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.
HCM 301X. Introduction to the US Healthcare Industry. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Sophomore classification, ENGL 150. Introduces and provides an overview of the US healthcare delivery system for healthcare managers. Includes the theoretical basis for the system, its history and development, the resources that comprise it, as well as its overall planning, organization, management, evaluation, quality, professions, and its major health policy issues. Examines how healthcare policy is developed at the federal and state levels, considers the influence of all constituencies in policy formation, and compares existing policy and policy formation in other countries to the U.S. Explores how the healthcare policy environment affects the work of healthcare managers.
HCM 302X. Economics for Healthcare Managers. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: ECON 101, ECON 102. Explores the economic influences and underpinnings of the healthcare delivery system. Examines the importance of economics in healthcare decisions, both demand and supply-side factors, and how third-party payers and public policy influence consumption and production of healthcare. Introduces evaluation of clinical outcomes using cost-effectiveness and other decision-analysis tools, as well as topics such as asymmetry of information, comparative healthcare systems, and healthcare policy.
HCM 303X. Healthcare Quality Management. (Cross-listed with SCM 303X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: SCM 301 and credit or enrollment in HCM 301X. Addresses the manager’s role in improving healthcare quality and outcomes, including clinical and organizational improvement, and quality improvement practices. Explores how healthcare delivery systems can better measure outcomes from both patient and organizational perspectives. Analyzes quality improvement programs and examines their adaptability to the healthcare environment.
HCM 391X. Internship in Healthcare Management. (3-0). Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: At least 12 hours of HCM coursework with a cumulative HCM-specific GPA of 2.0 or better. The internship is an integrative experience in a healthcare setting that allows students to apply the skills and knowledge obtained through their academic preparation in healthcare management. The internship consists of a minimum of 120 contact hours. Students are required to submit written and/or oral reports to the instructor of record on the internship experience as it relates to the healthcare management curriculum. Students may be responsible for facility-specific fees associated with the completion of organizational requirements, such as training and immunization.
HCM 398X. Cooperative Education. Cr. R. Repeatable. Prereq: At least 12 hours of HCM coursework with a cumulative HCM-specific GPA of 2.0 or better. Students who wish to remain enrolled in Iowa State and work full time in a healthcare management position can complete the Cooperative Education course. The cooperative education experience in a healthcare setting that allows students to apply the skills and knowledge obtained through their academic preparation in healthcare management. Students are required to submit written and/or oral reports to the instructor of record on the internship experience as it relates to the healthcare management curriculum. Students may be responsible for facility-specific fees associated with completion of organizational requirements, such as training and immunization. Satisfactory-Fail.
HCM 401X. Financial Management for Healthcare Organizations. (Cross-listed ACCT 401X). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: FIN 301; Credit or enrollment in HCM 301. Examination of the current accounting system for, and the financing of, health care and the factors affecting the industry. Exploration and analysis of budgetary concepts, financial management, cost accounting, and management under rate control and competition, as well as the differences between the goods and service industries. Additional areas of discussion include the practical application of health care finance theory as it applies to the current healthcare environment. The revenue and expense applications will be explored in-depth, particularly in relation to the delivery of health care services. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the components of the income statement and balance sheet, developing a budget, and using these financial statements for analyzing operational changes.
HCM 402X. Law and Regulatory Environment in Healthcare. (3-0). Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: ACCT 215; PHIL 230; Credit or enrollment in HCM 301. An in-depth look at the legal and regulatory environment of healthcare management and practice. Explores aspects of employer-employee relations in the health care setting and legal ramifications of patient treatment and medical records. Discusses the importance of healthcare managers being familiar with the laws and regulations of healthcare. Included may be considerations of governmental, accreditation, and professional associations’ oversight.
HCM 403X. Healthcare Information Systems. (Cross-listed with MIS 403X). (3-0). Prereq: MIS 301; Credit or enrollment in HCM 301. Explores the critical role information technologies and systems play in healthcare organizations. The focus is on evaluating and implementing software and IT systems that facilitate delivery of health care; understanding information technology governance, data privacy, and security; planning and project management; and tracking future developments of information technology in healthcare management. Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other Management and Financial Information System applications used by healthcare organizations.
HCM 404X. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: COM S 113, STAT 226, FIN 301. Introduces cost-effectiveness analysis in the healthcare context. Examines different forms of economic evaluations for healthcare interventions or technology, and how this impacts managerial decision-making. Includes cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, cost-consequence, and cost-minimization analysis. Develops knowledge and skills in how to use these methods for evidence-based and ethical decisions in healthcare and other types of organizations.
HCM 490X. Independent Study in Healthcare Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: At least 12 hours of HCM coursework with a cumulative HCM-specific GPA of 2.0 or better. Students may accumulate knowledge of practices informing the discharge of healthcare management duties via an independent research effort. Students will be expected to independently identify a focus area of healthcare management for further study and complete a comprehensive review of the relevant academic literature. On the basis of those findings, students will propose and execute a research study that addresses a meaningful gap in knowledge with practical applications. Successfully completing this activity will require extensive data collection (including integration with the University’s Institutional Review Board), analysis and synthesis. The culmination of these efforts will be a formal research manuscript (minimum 30 pages, exclusive of references, tables and figures) and an oral presentation to faculty and peers detailing the outcomes of the student’s investigation as it pertains to informing HCM practices.
HCM 504X. Advanced Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Graduate status. Focuses on cost-effectiveness analysis as a decision-oriented tool that takes both costs and consequences of actions into account in a systematic way. Includes methods such as decision analysis, Markov models, and different ways of conducting sensitivity analysis. Discusses ethical implications of using cost-effectiveness analysis for managerial decision-making in healthcare organizations.
HG ED 572X. Resource Management in Higher Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. An examination of resource management in higher education. Planning, allocation, and administration of financial, human, and physical resources in colleges and universities.
HG ED 581X. Community College Partnerships. (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Overview of the community environment in which community colleges serve and the external groups with whom they partner, including environmental scanning, partner development, strategic planning, and maintaining relationships.
HG ED 658X. Program Evaluation & Decision-Making in Community Colleges. (3-0). Cr 3. Prereq: Admission to Ed.D. Program or Permission of Instructor. Focus on theoretical and practical issues of program evaluation and decision-making within the community college sector of higher education. Includes components of theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of results for program improvement.
HIST 339X. US-Asian Relations. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Survey of US-East Asian (Japan, China, Korea) relations from the late 18th century to the end of the Cold War.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
HIST 350X. Global History of Aviation. (3-0). Cr.3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Explores the global history of aviation with emphasis on the ways in which different societies and cultures have developed, used, and thought about flight.
HIST 391X. American Diplomatic History. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. A study of US foreign relations during the twentieth century, including the rise to global power, the First World War, diplomacy during prosperity and depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, relations with Latin America, East and South Asia and Africa, the search for markets, and the perceptions of American foreign policy held by the US, its allies and adversaries, and others.
HIST 501X. Introduction to the History Profession. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. The pursuit of History in its professional aspects. Acquainting new historians to a range of organizations, opportunities, skills, and activities that shape and orient interactions with other historians, university institutions, and the broader public.
HSP M 121X. Hotel Breakfast. (3-0) Cr. 3. Introduction to breakfast operations at a hotel with a focus on excellent customer service. Students will learn hosting and serving skills and utilize them to create a welcoming environment for customers at breakfast time. Different activities will allow students to apply the theoretical concepts and gain experience hosting, managing, and serving various breakfast items in a professional and customer service focused manner. Customer satisfaction data will be collected during the class.
HSP M 393AX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Confectionary Art. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Introduction to the culinary art of sugar, caramel and confectionary. Students will learn confectionary skills and how to utilize them to create sugar and caramel based recipes. Different activities will allow students to apply the theoretical concepts and gain experience in making desserts and caramel creations. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 can be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393BX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Baking and Pastry Art. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Introduces students with practical experience working in a realistic bakeshop situation to restaurant kitchens and bakeries. Students will become familiar with producing a variety of baked goods as well as setting up “Mise En Place”, different baking techniques, and dessert plating techniques for the dining room and banquet situations. Focus on weights, measurements, formulas, general baking classifications, handling, and storage of ingredients, safety and handling, production of yeast raised dough products, cakes, cookies, batters, bread, biscuits, muffins, pies, and special dessert preparation. Introduction to various ingredients and how they affect the finished product by giving a tender crumbed and a well-developed crust. The essential basic functions of ingredients and the techniques of scaling, pan preparation, and sifting. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 can be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393CX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Innovations in Chocolate I. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Introduction to the usage of chocolate in the food industry. Properties of chocolate and how to utilize to create chocolate-based recipes and mold chocolate shapes. Learning activities to apply theoretical concepts and gain experience in chocolate melting, tempering, and mixing techniques. Lectures are online. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 may be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393EX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Etiquette for Innovative Leaders. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Introduction to the etiquettes manners in a professional environment. Students will learn etiquettes skills and apply them in a professional environment in preparation of their career. Different activities will allow students to apply the theoretical concepts learned in class and gain experience and confidence in etiquette and professionalism. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 can be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393FX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Culinary Fusion. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Introduces modern kitchen and cooking with an emphasis on simplicity, quality of ingredients, nutrition, and health; reinforce the basics to sanitation techniques and kitchen safety, including a complete understanding of tools and equipment; the study and application of culinary terms and professional standards found in the foodservice and hospitality industry. The study of basic cooking principles with advanced cooking techniques, the menu, preparation, cost control, waste, portion control, utilization of over-production, staff coordination, cooperation, and timely delivery and presentation of menu items. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 can be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393MX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Molecular Gastronomy. (2-2) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Introduction to molecular gastronomy as a type of modern and innovative cuisine through both sweet and savory culinary applications. Develop and apply basic and advanced culinary skills. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physics and how they can be used in combination with culinary arts techniques to create unique culinary experiences. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 may be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 393SX. Hospitality Management Industry Workshop: Food and Beverage Service. (1-4) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: HSP M 133 or 2 credits in MICRO; FS HN 111 or FS HN 214; FS HN 115 or FS HN 215. Introduction to dining room service operations while focusing on excellent customer service. Students will learn various serving skills and perform them to create a welcoming environment for customers. Different activities will allow students to apply the theoretical concepts and gain experience hosting, managing, and serving various lunch and dinner items with a focus on excellent customer service. Customer satisfaction data will be collected throughout the class. Maximum of 6 credits of HSP M 393 can be applied toward graduation.
HSP M 507X. Teaching, Career Planning & Professional Development. (1-0). Cr. 1. F. Seminar course focused on developing teaching skill, planning career, and practicing professionalism for graduate students in hospitality and tourism management. Introduces and discusses a number of topics regarding the high-impact instructional methods and teaching techniques needs for the future hospitality educators at the college level. Discussion of career planning and professional development for graduate students encompasses the activities and resources that can help students sharpen a skill set to secure their future career as a hospitality educator in the higher education.
I E 242X. Selected Topics in Probability and Statistics. Cr. 1. SS. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in Stat 305 . Conditional probability; Bayes’ theorem examples and applications; joint, marginal and conditional distributions; counting, permutations, combinations; reliability examples; one-way ANOVA; and multiple linear regression.
I E 313X. Crisis Decision Making and Risk Management with Defense Applications. (3-0). Cr. 3. F. Alternate, even yrs. Prereq: MATH 151, MATH 160, or MATH 166. Focus on making good decisions and managing risk with a special emphasis on crisis situations and Navy and defense applications. Explore good techniques to structure a decision by thinking about the decision maker’s preferences, alternatives, and information. Examine how to model and account for risk both in crisis and non-crisis situations. Students will also be exposed to the military decision making process as a structured way to analyze information, explore different alternatives, and make decisions. The application of risk management and decision making for crisis situations will emphasize how to think clearly and use analysis in time-pressured situations.
I E 472X. Design and Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction. Dual listed I E 572. (3-0). Cr. 3. Prereq: Junior or Senior classification; I E 271. Human factors methods applied to interface requirements, design, prototyping, and evaluation. Concepts related to understanding user characteristics, design principles, usability analysis, methods and techniques for design and evaluation of the interface. The evaluation and design of the information presentation characteristics of a wide variety of interfaces: web sites (e-commerce), mobile applications, and information presentation systems (cockpits, instrumentation, etc.).
I E 511X. Data Modelling for Industrial Engineering . (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: I E 361 or Stat 231, and knowledge of linear algebra. Overview of parametric versus nonparametric methods, inference; introduction to rank-based tests and/or nonparametric smoothing methods for estimating density and regression functions; smoothing parameter selection; applications to semiparametric models and goodness-of-fit tests of a parametric model; application of feature selection methods, multivariate data exploration. Oral and written reports.
I E 580X. Introduction of Project Management for Thesis Research. (Cross-listed with CH E 580X and M S E 580X). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Tools and skills of Project Management (PM) adapted from industry to improve efficiency in thesis research. Project charter initiation for thesis, timeline and meeting scheduling tools, expectation management, and communication with advisors. Practice of the PM skills using student’s own thesis. Presentation of a project charter. Demonstration of knowledge of related PM skills and the ability of utilizing these skills for thesis research. Sharing thesis ideas and learning experiencein the Graduate for Advancing Professional Skills (GAPS) learning community. Satisfactory-Fail only.
I E 645X. Laser-based Advanced Manufacturing. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: I E 545 or I E 549 or an equivalent graduate-level manufacturing engineering course. Concepts and fundamentals of laser-matter interaction. Design, optimization and analysis of laser shock processing and laser heating-based manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing simulations. Literature review, data analysis, and academic writing/presentation of laser-based advanced manufacturing research.
I E 672X. Human Factors in Automation Design. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification. Concepts in human-automation systems, including levels of automation, types of automation, and level of control. Implications of how adaptive automation affects error, trust, workload, situation awareness, and performance. Understand how human operators are affected by automation implementation in real-world systems. Apply human factors concepts to the design and assessments of human-automation systems.
IND D 281X. Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation. (1-0). Cr. 1. F.S. Repeatable. Orientation course to prepare students academically and culturally for their study abroad experience. Information provided on local health, safety, security, and logistics. Satisfatory-Fail Only. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
IND D 345X. Sketchnoting. (3-0) Cr. 1-3. Focus on student learning engagement and knowledge retention through visual note-taking. Introduction to sketchnoting as a creative and non-traditional visual note-taking methodology fostering active listening and synthesis. Learn to create visual libraries as they pertain to select subjects and practice visual notetaking through live lectures and study note development. Reflection sketchnotes will provide students an opportunity to discover their own learning progress and connections across courses.
IND D 381X. Exploration of Design and Artisanship throughout Europe. Cr. 2. SS. Repeatable. Academic and cultural visits to major landmarks, production facilities, companies, museums in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands that provide context for understanding more about the traditions and practice of design and craftsmanship. Meets International Perspectives Requirements.
IND D 465X. Textiles for Softgoods. (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Repeatable. This course provides an introduction to the study of textiles and their use in industrial soft goods applications. Instructional methodology includes application-oriented projects focused on the manufacture, acquisition, and utilization of textiles for product development and industrial uses.
INTST 250X. The World’s Regions in a Global Context . (3-0). Cr. 3. F.S. Comparative study of the world's regions beyond North America (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East) within the context of globalization and regionalization. Framework for understanding how environmental, demographic, political and socio-cultural relationships in each region are affected by geographic connections. Exploration of how these relationships will shape future regional geographies.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.
JL MC 260X. Media Controversies in Science and Technology. (3-0). Cr. 3. Understanding science communication in the media. Exploring audience perceptions, media portrayals, underlying theories and social controversies related to communication of science and technology.
JL MC 414X. Digital Newsroom. (1-4) Cr. 3. F. Prereqs: JL MC 344 or 346 or 347; C+ or better in JL MC 202 or JL MC 206. Fundamentals of digital content creation for use in online news service. Emphasis on reporting, writing and editing skills with additional training in digitizing content. Includes production of photography, slide shows, audio production, video production and blogs.
JL MC 504X. Advanced Communication Research Methods: Qualitative. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: JL MC 502 or equivalent research methods course. In-depth examination of qualitative methods in journalism and mass communication research. Social scientific and humanistic modes of inquiry. Discussions of critical-cultural theory, design and presentation of qualitative studies, and application of qualitative research methods in communication.
KIN 294AX. Practicum in Adult Fitness Assessment: Techniques and Interpretation . Cr. 1-6. F.S. Prereq: KIN 258 and permission of instructor. Introduction to principles and techniques involved in conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments in adults. Students interested in gaining practical experience in health coaching should enroll in the associated practicum course (KIN 294B). Satisfactory-Fail.
KIN 294BX. Practicum in Adult Fitness Assessment: Supervised Experience . Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: KIN 258; KIN 294A (or concurrent enrollment); and permission of instructor . Conduct and interpret physical fitness assessments with adults. Protocols for assessing aerobic, muscular fitness, and flexibility, and will have opportunities to practice and refine these skills in supervised adult fitness settings. Satisfactory-Fail.
KIN 491X. Undergraduate Teaching Experience. Cr. 1-2. F.S.SS. Prereq: Junior/Senior status and permission of instructor. Undergraduate teaching assistant opportunity in Kinesiology. Satisfactory-Fail.
L A 597X. Creative Placemaking. (6-0). Cr. 6. F. Exploration of landscape design as a means for creating dynamic places for a variety of uses, with an emphasis on representation for unbuilt, visionary landscapes at the site scale, using both digital and analog representation.
LAS 345X. Innovation and Entrepreneurship I. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Permission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Introduction to the entrepreneurial mindset and key concepts related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Application of principles through case studies, group work and direct mentoring. Opportunities for experiential learning with LAS mentors, entrepreneurs, and alumni.
LAS 346X. Innovation and Entrepreneurship II. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: LAS 345X; Permission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Exploration of key concepts related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Application of principles through case studies, group work and direct mentoring. Opportunities for experiential learning with LAS mentors, entrepreneurs, and alumni.
M E 273X. Science and Practice of Brewing. (Cross-listed with FS HN 273X). (1.5-4.5) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: CHEM 167 or CHEM 177 and PHYS 221 or PHYS 231 or BIOL 211 or BIOL 212; or permission by the instructor; 21 years of age for all students. Introduction to brewing science and technology. Understanding the role of malts, hops, water, and yeast in production of ale and lager beers. Unit operations in brewing. Health, safety, and environmental sustainability in alcohol production and consumption. Weekly laboratory in practical aspects of beer production.
M E 280X. Design and Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: ENGR 160 or equivalent; PHYS 221. Introduction to the basic concepts of cyber-physical systems (CPS); physical and cyber considerations and constraints for design, analysis, performance monitoring and control of human-engineered physical systems; basic concepts of sensing, information processing and feedback actuation. Substantial hands-on computer programming activity relevant to CPS applications.
M E 491X. Laboratory Component. Cr. 1-3. This course is designed specifically for transfer and study abroad students who need to make up a lab to fulfill course requirements.
M S E 501X. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering I. (1-0). Cr. 1. F. Repeatable. Prereq: Enrollment in MSE graduate program (M.Eng., M.S., or Ph.D.). A broad-spectrum examination of structure-property-process relationships in materials, focusing on control and measurement of end-use performance characteristics. Materials design fundamentals are discussed as they pertain to various critical industries, applications, and manufacturing technologies. Performance characteristics are used to highlight underlying phenomena and fundamental mechanisms in materials.
M S E 502X. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering II.(1-0). Cr. 1. F. Repeatable. Prereq: M S E 501X. An examination of the physical behavior of materials, as underpinned by multiphase multicomponent thermodynamics, transport phenomena, interfaces, defect structures, the kinetics of phase transformations, and the mechanistic origins of structure-property-processing relationships in various types of materials.
M S E 503X. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering III. (1-0). Cr. 1. F. Repeatable. Prereq: M S E 501X, M S E 502X, and enrollment in the Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering. Directed study of advanced topics in Materials Science and Engineering. Fundamental principles and relationships connecting structure, chemistry, stability, physical behavior, properties, and processing response are reviewed. Experimental and computational methods for materials research are emphasized. Satisfactoy-Fail.
M S E 580X. Introduction of Project Management for Thesis Research. (Cross-listed with CH E 580X and I E 580X). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Tools and skills of Project Management (PM) adapted from industry to improve efficiency in thesis research. Project charter initiation for thesis, timeline and meeting scheduling tools, expectation management, and communication with advisors. Practice of the PM skills using student’s own thesis. Presentation of a project charter. Demonstration of knowledge of related PM skills and the ability of utilizing these skills for thesis research. Sharing thesis ideas and learning experience in the Graduate for Advancing Professional Skills (GAPS) learning community. Satisfactory-Fail grading only.
M S E 582X. Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Materials Research . (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Basics of data mining and machine learning as applied to materials data from both experiment and computational modeling. Focus on determining the correlation of structures and properties in a wide range of materials systems, with an emphasis on mesoscale structures (e.g., microstructures). Understanding of and proficiency in these tools to apply them in their research. Applications oriented, with those applications taken from real-world materials data.
MAT E 485X. Penetrating Radiation Methods in Nondestructive Evaluation. (3-0). Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: MAT E/E M 362, MAT E 215 or MAT E 273. An introductory course to the science of radiography for use in nondestructive evaluation. Topics such as X-ray generation, X-ray interaction with matter, components necessary for image creation, automatic processing, densitometry, radiation protection, scatter radiation, factors controlling scatter radiation and digital/computed radiology will be covered. In addition, basic atomic structure and fundamental physics will be covered at the start of the course to ensure the student has a basic foundation upon which to build.
MATH 139X. College Algebra Supplement. (1-0) Cr. 1. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on placement assessment, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of high school geometry. Corequisite with MATH 140. Math concepts to provide supplemental assistance with course topics of MATH 140. Satisfactory-Fail only.
MATH 149X. Discrete Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences Supplement. (1-0) Cr 1. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on placement assessment, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of high school geometry. Corequisite MATH 150. Math concepts to provide supplemental assistance with course topics of MATH 150. Satisfactory-Fail only.
MATH 392X. Mathematical Communication. (3-0). Cr 3. F. Prereq: MATH 301 or MATH 414. Principles of mathematical communication. How to create convincing logical arguments in written, oral, and visual formats. Using LaTeX for document preparation.
MATH 408X. Mathematical Methods in Data Science. (3-0). Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Math 265 or permission of the instructor. Mathematical concepts in the Data Science Process, from preprocessing, modeling, and evaluation. Topics include: sets, variables, and basics of logic; functions, graphs, and equations; calculus and optimization; basics of mathematical statistics; graphs, and discrete structures; matrix, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications; machine learning algorithms; and other advanced topics. Emphasis on the effective use of Python or R and applications with real data sets.
MATH 506X. Algebraic Topology . (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Alternate, even numbered years. Prereq: Math 301, Math 414 and Math 502. Topological spaces, singular homology and cohomology, homotopy. Topics selected from cup products, simplicial and CW complexes, fundamental groups, homotopy theory, Poincare duality, homological algebra.
MATH 623X. High-Dimensional Probability and Linear Algebra for Machine Learning. (Cross-listed with E E 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.
MGMT 381X. Managing Family Businesses. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Introduction to the important role family businesses play in the domestic and global economies and to the complex challenges and opportunities family businesses and the family members and other people involved encounter. Explore and identify best practices for successfully managing family businesses.
MGMT 421X. Personality and Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: MGMT 371. Surveys the literature relating to personality, individual differences, and management. Explores the significant implications of personality for important topics in human resource management, organizational behavior, and strategic management, as well as the other functional areas of business, including leadership, motivation, perception, decision making, organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction, and much, much more. Allows students to explore their own personalities using rigorous academic measurement scales and discover what academic research says about how personality is related to a variety of management topics.
MGMT 481X. Nonprofit Management . (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Junior classification or above. Executives in nonprofits are recognizing the need to incorporate contemporary management skills into their organization and connect their organizations to related business. Executives in for-profit businesses interact with the nonprofit sector in business operations or in service as a board member for a nonprofit organization. Management practices that can be applied across lines in both nonprofit organization and for-profit businesses. Focus on the strategy, governance, management and leadership of nonprofit organizations and explore how this sector fits into the business landscape.
MGMT 520X. Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management . (Cross-listed with ENTSP 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.
MGMT 523X. Leadership. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in the MBA program or permission of instructor. Applied overview of organizational leadership and teamwork, with special emphasis on the ability to successfully influence in a variety of contexts. Areas of emphasis include: research to better understand the influence process; leadership, followership, and management as a process; change and how to better lead and manage change in organizations.
MGMT 560X. Leadership Development . (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Applies overview of organizational leadership leveraging a 360 leadership evaluation, with special emphasis on the ability to be successful in a variety of contexts. The 360 leadership evaluation will form the foundation to create a leadership action plan. This will great assist in increasing one’s leadership effectiveness as the students' strengths and weaknesses discovered.
MGMT 612X. Seminar in Micro Management Topics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F. Foundation in micro research including domains of organizational behavior(OB) and human resource management (HR). Discuss classic micro topics (e.g., job performance), as well as topics that exemplify recent advances within the OB/HR literatures (e.g., big data). Multiple levels of analysis and consider how micro topics complement other areas of management research (i.e., entrepreneurship and macro topics). Theory and empirical research within the applied context of the OB/HR environment. Emphasize a systematic and scientific approach to deepeningcollectiveknowledge and understanding of topics.
MGMT 620AX. Special Topics: Resources and Capabilities . (3-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide students with a deeper content knowledge of foundational and contemporary research on organizational resources and capabilities. Concepts (e.g., resources, capabilities, sustainable competitive advantage, knowledge, etc.), theoretical frameworks (e.g., Resource-based Theory; Dynamic Capabilities; Resource-dependency Theory; Knowledge-based view), and relevant findings in this area of research. 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 management field. Emphasis on a systematic and scientific approach to deepening our knowledge and understanding of topics.
MGMT 620BX. Special Topics: Leadership. (3-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide a deeper content knowledge of leadership. Review major behavioral styles of leadership, as well as leader-follower relationships and a variety of other current leadership issues. 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 management field. Emphasis on a systematic and scientific approach to deepening knowledge and understanding of topics.
MGMT 620CX. Special Topics: Groups and Teams. (3-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide content knowledge of research in teams within the field of management, broadly defined. Covers research on teams from the perspective of the input-mediator-output-input model, which considers teams as complex, dynamic, and adaptive systems. Discussion of questions concerning composition and structure, processes and emergent states, and multilevel as well as temporal dynamics. Consideration of teams in students’ specific area of study (e.g., entrepreneurial teams, top management teams). Blend of theory and empirical research within the applied context of the management field. Emphasis on a systematic and scientific approach to deepening knowledge and understanding of topics.
MGMT 620DX. Special Topics: Crafting Research Ideas. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620DX). (3-0) Cr. 1. 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.
MGMT 620EX. Special Topics: Effective Academic Writing. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620EX). (3-0) Cr. 1. 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.
MGMT 620FX. Special Topics: Professional Development in Management and Entrepreneurship Research. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620FX). (3-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program at ISU. Provides skills and training necessary to navigate the professional landscape of the management/entrepreneurship fields. Includes topics such as research collaborations and networking, the peer review process, ethics, scholarly writing, presenting scholarly work, developing a research identity, understanding the research process, receiving and utilizing feedback, and navigating career milestones. 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.
MGMT 620GX. Special Topics: Bayesian Analysis in Management and Entrepreneurship Research. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620GX). (3-0) Cr. 1. Provides a deeper understanding of research methodology. Introduces the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistics as an advanced methodology to empirically investigate entrepreneurship and management phenomena. Analytical topics include Bayes theorem, prior specification, likelihood functions, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations, analysis diagnostics, and posterior distributions. Application topics include Bayesian point estimates, intervals, predictions and hypothesis tests. Contrasts Bayesian approaches with frequentist paradigms such as statistical null-hypothesis significance tests. Designed to complement knowledge of MGMT 609 Organizational Research Methods. Focus on exercises and discussions regarding how to collect, analyze and interpret empirical data to develop and advance micro and macro-level theories in management and entrepreneurship.
MGMT 620KX. Special Topics: How to Manage the Revise and Resubmit Process. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620KX). (3-0) Cr. 1. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide skills and training necessary to navigate the professional landscape of the management and entrepreneurship fields. Explore how to successfully manage the R&R (revise and resubmit process) at scholarly journals. Discussion of the purpose and stages of the peer review process. Blend of theory, research, and practice focused on understanding one's role as a scholar, the review process and implications of reviewing, and successful advancement through career stages.
MGMT 620LX. Special Topics: Social Influence and Conflict: From Status to Stigma. (3-0) Cr. 1. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provide content knowledge of social influence processes. Explore how status and stigma impact individual and team influence and conflict outcomes. Discuss how social influence individual characteristics such as political skill will influence these processes. Evaluate course topics from multiple levels of analysis and consider how these topics emerge across different areas of management (micro and macro) and entrepreneurship research. Blend of theory and empirical research within the applied context of the management field. Emphasis on a systematic and scientific approach to deepening knowledge and understanding of topics.
MGMT 620MX. Special Topics: Ethics and Values in Management and Entrepreneurship. (Cross-listed with ENTSP 620MX). (3-0) Cr. 1. S. Irr. Prereq: Graduate student enrolled in a PhD program. Provides content knowledge of business ethics, especially the variety of behavioral ethics. Offers an exposure to business ethics literature, experiments with blending different methodology with substantive content and develops interesting research questions related to business ethics & values. Evaluate course topics from multiple levels of analysis and consider how these topics emerge across different areas of management (micro and macro) and entrepreneurship research. Blend of theory and empirical research within the applied context of the management field. Emphasis on a systematic and scientific approach to deepening knowledge and understanding of topics.
MICRO 265X. Predicting the Next Epidemic: Living in a One Health World . (2-0) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: High School Biology or Environmental Science. 8 week course. “One Health” concept as a relatively new approach to disease control, sustainability, and the consequences of environmental disruption. Interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. Importance of scientists communicating with the general public about One Health topics, such as habitat loss, agricultural practices, and the spread of antibiotic resistant organisms.
MICRO 419X. Foodborne Hazards. (Cross-listed with FS HN 419X and TOX 419X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MICRO 201 or MICRO 302, a course in biochemistry. Pathogenesis of human microbiological foodborne infections and intoxications, principles of toxicology, major classes of toxicants in the food supply, governmental regulation of foodborne hazards.
MIS 403X. Healthcare Information Systems. (Cross-listed with HCM 403X). (3-0). Prereq: MIS 301; Credit or enrollment in HCM 301. Explores the critical role information technologies and systems play in healthcare organizations. The focus is on evaluating and implementing software and IT systems that facilitate delivery of health care; understanding information technology governance, data privacy, and security; planning and project management; and tracking future developments of information technology in healthcare management. Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other Management and Financial Information System applications used by healthcare organizations.
MIS 410X. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. (Dual-listed with MIS 510X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MIS 207 or COM S 227. The design and application aspects of blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and the key value these technologies bring - distributed consensus and trust disintermediation. Study of how blockchain technology works with consideration to its potential disruptive impact on business and society. Key concepts include mining, hashing, proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, public key cryptography, smart contracts, and the double-spend problem.
MIS 441X. Cybersecurity Analytics. (3-0). Cr. 3. S. Prereq: MIS 435, MIS 436. Introduction to information security concepts, specifically how adversaries exploit systems and data for their benefit and how organizations can use analytics to detect and respond to security incidents. Survey of existing and emerging machine learning and artificial intelligence security tools for detecting and responding to security incidents.
MIS 510X. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. (Dual-listed with MIS 410X). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MIS 207 or COM S 227. The design and application aspects of blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and the key value these technologies bring - distributed consensus and trust disintermediation. Study of how blockchain technology works with consideration to its potential disruptive impact on business and society. Key concepts include mining, hashing, proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, public key cryptography, smart contracts, and the double-spend problem.
MKT 363X. Creative Tools for Digital Marketing. (3-0). F.S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. An interactive course that explores the basics of design software (Canva, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign), non-linear editing software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder) photography, videography and lighting (DSLR and mobile), and working with and manipulating assets developed by designers to promote companies, brands, events, and products on digital platforms.
MKT 456X. Digital Marketing Analytics. (3-0). Cr. 3. Prereq: MKT 340. Digital marketing provides marketers with a lot of consumer data. This course explores topics such as organic and paid search, social media, and email marketing to understand how they contribute to a cohesive online presence. Identification of key performance indicators to determine the performance of the digital marketing activity in each channel, as well as how to leverage these insights to formulate future strategies are key objectives.
MKT 457X. Digital Marketing Applications in Customer Journey. (3-0). Cr. 3. Prereq: MKT 340. When visitors interact with your brand (e.g., website), you want to ensure that they have the most memorable and satisfying experience as possible. A customer journey is a story about your users and their interactions along the various touchpoints as they interact with your organization. Customer journey mapping can shorten and personalize the journey, resulting in a more positive experience. Learn how to build awareness, increase consideration, get conversion, enhance retention, and get customer advocacy so that you lay the foundation for a successful and profitable customer journey. These are sought after skills are key to a digital marketer.
MKT 548X. Customer Relationship Management Strategy and Analytics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Irr. SS. Prereq: MKT 501. Companies are shifting their focus from products to customers in response to increased globalization and intensity of competition in most markets. New technologies and tools that capture customer data in real time are now available because of the Internet revolution. These two trends in combination have opened up a new way of addressing customers and capturing value from customers--termed "Customer Relationship Management". Focus on the adoption of CRM practices and key strategies that contribute to improved customer and firm performance. Key topics covered include CRM definition and strategy, customer satisfaction and loyalty models, social media and customer engagement, retention and churn models, campaign management and customer value metrics and drivers. Use of customer databases and analytical modeling of important CRM outcomes.
MTEOR 360X. Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: MTEOR 206. The physical interactions between the atmosphere and ocean, and their influence on weather and climate; coupled modes of climate variability and their teleconnections; air-sea feedbacks in the tropics and mid-latitudes. Applied topics include seasonal prediction and climate data analysis.
MTEOR 399X. Writing for Research. (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: ENGL 250; SP CM 212; MTEOR 311; Junior standing; Majors only. Principles of effective scientific writing and communication. Concepts covered are intended to be applied in MTEOR 499: Senior Research.
MTEOR 554X. Dynamic Meteorology II. (Dual listed with MTEOR 454.) (3-0). Cr.3. Prereq: MTEOR 543. Planetary boundary layer, linear perturbation theory, atmospheric wave motions, baroclinic and convective instability, mesoscale circulations.
MUSIC 125X. Class Voice. (2-0). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F. Individual voice study in a communal master class setting designed to introduce collegiate level singing to Performing Arts majors and non-music (voice) majors.
NREM 375X. Environmentalism in Music. (1-0). Cr 1. S. Environmentalism (environmental or ecological activism) is a common topic in popular music. In this seminar, students choose recorded music with an environmental or ecological theme, present their piece to the class, and lead a discussion focused on interpreting lyrics and sound. Through analysis of music from diverse eras, genres, and cultures, students learn about historical events, evaluate attitudes and actions regarding natural resource stewardship and biodiversity preservation, and explore concepts of environmental justice and human dependence on healthy ecosystems for physical and emotional well-being.
NREM 483X. Science + Design: Interpretation of Natural Resources in Montana. (Cross-listed with ARTGR 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.
NREM 583X. Science + Design: Interpretation of Natural Resources in Montana. (Cross-listed with ARTGR 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.