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Academics
   
2015-2016 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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* Indicates common course numbering across Connecticut Community Colleges.

∞ Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process.

 

Computer Technology

  
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    CST* K252 - Web Development and Design II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CST* K153  or permission of the instructor.
    The course will focus on the use of DHTML in conjunction with style sheets, both CSS and XSLT, to enhance Web page content. Client-side scripting to support DHTML and server-side scripting will be covered, introducing the basic concepts of computer programming techniques. Server database access and XML for web transactions will be introduced. The course will also introduce the process of requirements gathering, documentation, design and implementation of a web site, while introducing the concepts of the infrastructure used to support web based applications. The course will require each student to build a website, using the skills and tools taught in the course.
  
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    CST* K253 - Web E-Commerce °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CST* K153  or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines the essentials of electronic commerce including the business-to-consumer (B2C) and the business-to-business (B2B) categories as well as the transactions and processes that support selling and purchasing activities. B2C topics include the addition of server side programming (e.g. shopping cart software) to traditional web site design for the support of order entry process­ing, and database technology to support both product catalogs and transactions for order fulfillment. B2B topics include electronic purchase order and invoicing processes needed to implement electronic data interchange. The role of XML in these activities, electronic commerce security, electronic payment systems, and international, legal and ethical issues are examined. A case-study approach is used which analyzes business examples to provide real-world experience.
  
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    CST* K275 - Information Security °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    Students will become knowledgeable of basic network security. Topics include general security concepts, including authentication methods along with common network attacks and how to safeguard against them; communication security, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data; infrastructure security, including various network devices and media, and the proper use of perimeter topologies such as DMZs, extranets, and intranets to establish network security; cryptography basics, including the differ­ences between asymmetric and symmet­ric algorithms, and the different types of PKI certificates and their usage; operation­al/organizational security, including its relationship to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity; and computer forensics.

Construction Technology

  
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    CTC* K120 - Fundamentals of Construction Management


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Introduces the fundamental aspects of construction management to students in a broad format, covering topics that include understanding the design vision, establishing team expectation, proj­ect planning, scheduling, estimating, organizational forms, contracts and risk management.
  
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    CTC* K229 - Construction Estimating °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Recommended some knowl­edge of the construction industry.
    The course examines the roles and responsibilities of a construction estima­tor. Using both traditional and industry standard digital methods, the course will cover the cost of labor, material, and equipment by unit and by square foot; the fundamentals and effects of sched­uling, including critical path, bar and gant charts; and the effect of the global economy on overall construction costs. This course is equivalent to CIV* K229 .

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DNT* K105 - Introduction to Dental Hygiene I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞.
    Corequisite: None required. ENG* K096  and CSA* K105  recommended. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in DNT* K105 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course provides students with a survey of contemporary issues encountered by health care professionals. Emphasis is placed upon personal oral self care, dental specialties, ethical and legal aspects of dentistry, an introduction to oral pathology disease transmission and infection control, principles and techniques of disinfection and sterilization, and an introduction to the dental hygiene treatment appointment.
  
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    DNT* K106 - Introduction to Dental Hygiene II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: DNT* K105 .
    This course is a continuation of Dental Hygiene I and provides students with a survey of contemporary issues encou­tered by health care workers. Emphasis is placed on professional standards, health promotion, disease prevention, and ethical issues that are encountered by dental hygienists.

Earth Science

  
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    EAS* K110 - The Earth Sciences


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096 . Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in EAS* K110 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    In this course, scientific studies of earth systems will be discussed. The topics to be covered will include astronomy, meteorology, geology, and oceanography. The fundamental principles of all four disciplines will be explored. This course is designed for students majoring in education or business, or any student desiring to meet the lab science requirement for the LAS degree. Some fieldwork is involved. Three hours lecture, three hours lab each week.

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE* K101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞ or per­mission of the program coordinator based on ECE work experience.
    This course introduces students to a study of the historical, anthropological, psycho­logical, philosophical, and social perspectives of early care and education for children ages 0-8. The course acquaints students with trends in educational set­tings including the organization, history, and governance of American schools. The course includes the study of child development, learning models, and the multiple roles in the early childhood edu­cation profession. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K103 - Creative Experiences/Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed to study the concept of creativity and the artistic process as it applies to art and play and for young children. Theories and research on aspects of play and the Arts will be applied. The course will highlight teaching methods and curriculum development in visual arts, spontaneous play, theater, and dramatic play.
  
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    ECE* K106 - Music and Movement for Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed for students to acquire skills to plan and implement creative music and movement experiences for children from infancy to age eight. Areas of exploration will include singing, listening to music, rhythmic activities, multicultural music, dance, movement, and the daily integration of music and movement in classrooms. All students will build a repertoire of music and movement education experience.
  
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    ECE* K109 - Science & Math for Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    In this course, students will acquire an understanding of the materials and methods of working with young children. The focus will be on math and science and their integration into the early childhood curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on understanding these areas from a child development perspective. Active participation working with children will be required.
  
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    ECE* K141 - Infant/Toddler Growth & Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    In this course, students will examine the growth and development of the child from birth to 3 years. Topics explored will include the development of the brain, attachment, emotions, cognition, social interactions, language, and motor skills. Observations of infant and toddlers in social settings will be required for this course.
  
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    ECE* K176 - Health, Safety & Nutrition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    The relationship between health, safety and nutrition and child development will be examined. Emphasis will be on the strategies needed to implement a safe, healthy and nutritionally sound program. Community agencies and resources that benefit the children through these domains will be explored through community service experiences.
  
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    ECE* K180 - Credential Preparation °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed for childcare providers who are preparing for their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. Students must be working or volunteering in a child care program and have completed at least 250 hours of work in this setting. The course will assist students an under­standing of the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) and provide the foundation for acquiring the skills required for a CDA. This course will focus on the six CDA Competency Goals and thirteen Functional Areas and will assist students in the preparation of the required CDA resource file, parent opinion questionnaires, and CDA assessment observation instrument.
  
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    ECE* K182 - Child Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better or permission of the program coordinator based on ECE work experience.
    This course presents the basic principles, current research, and traditional theories of child development, from the prenatal period to the onset of adolescence, with an emphasis on the earlier years of childhood. Students will be guided in the development of a scientific and objective attitude toward the interpretation of child behavior and will study various methods of conducting research in child development. They will observe children and analyze their behavior in each of the following areas: physical abilities and motor skills, cognitive abilities, as well as social and emotional development.
  
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    ECE* K190 - ECE Behavior Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed for early childhood education teachers, child care providers and directors. It will review the many behavior management and discipline strategies that are available to be used with young children. Discipline approaches that go beyond rules and punishment will be examined. Students will study and create an environment that leads to respect and self-discipline. Participants learn to analyze teaching/ management styles so as to be able to incorporate the best techniques to help lead children to self-control.
  
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    ECE* K206 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course will focus on administering an Early Childhood Program. It will explain and discuss the leadership role in administration and supervision of private, public, and federally funded schools. It will look at establishing the program’s frame­work, the program’s operational systems, and the overall implementation of quality early childhood personnel standards. This survey course is designed to meet the Connecticut Directors Credential.
  
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    ECE* K210 - Observation Participation & Seminar °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course emphasizes techniques and strategies for recording children’s (ages 0-8) behavior accurately and objectively through portfolio assessment. The course reviews CT Statewide Department of Education benchmarks and performance standards, and identifies the methodologies best used for assessment. The importance of child development from birth to eight years is emphasized and used in observation of children in a childcare setting, preschool programs, and K-3 classes. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K215 - The Exceptional Learner °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 .
    This course provides an overview of the study of the exceptional child with an emphasis on the history, laws, concepts, practices, and terminology used by professionals in the field within inclusive settings. Causes, characteristics, needs, and implications of the intellectual, motor and sensory handicaps will be discussed. Additional topics will be addressed including diversification, multiculturalism, and parenting. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K222 - Methods and Techniques in Early Childhood Education °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course is designed for those students who have an understanding and knowledge of child development and children. The course will review the philosophical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of education and their applications in early childhood education settings. Students will apply actual principles of learning to the analysis of instructional approaches and curriculum development. This course will expose students to the fundamentals of classroom strategies, effective teaching tools and techniques for children ages 0-8. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K231 - Early Language & Literacy Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course introduces students to language and literacy development in the young child from birth to eight years old. Students will explore the early childhood language arts curriculum including speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. An emphasis will be on the influence of child development milestones on an emerging literacy development. This course will also include experience in the creation of a literacy-rich environment that engages children in developmentally- appropriate language areas. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K241 - Methods and Techniques for Infants/Toddlers Care °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor. ECE* K141  recommended.
    In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of curriculum for infants and toddlers. Several curriculum models will be explored. Students will learn ways to interact and stimulate children under two. Learning games, language activities, music, movement, and dramatic play are some of the areas that will be studied. De­velopmentally appropriate practices will be reviewed. Topics explored will include curriculum benchmarks, development of the brain and attachment. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K252 - Children on the Autism Spectrum °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor. ECE* K215  or PSY* K245  recom­mended.
    This course introduces students to the application of a variety of autism teaching strategies and philosophies which may be applied within the context of a school, home or child care setting. Specific Diagnostic categories of ASD (Asperger’s Dis­order, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism…) will be identified and aligned with both traditional and nontraditional strategies for engagement, learning and relationships. The identification process of ASD, general causes and symptoms and incidences of this disorder will be outlined before discussing classroom strategies. Samples of these strategies will include ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) DIR Model (Developmental, Individual-Differences, Relationship Based and Floor Time.
  
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    ECE* K295 - Student Teaching Practicum °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Completion of seven ECE courses or permission of ECE advisor; letters of recommendation; GPA of 3.0 recommended.
    Guided observation, participation and supervised student teaching in NAEYC ac­credited centers or public schools grades K-3. The purpose of student teaching is to enable the student to apply child development theory and methodologies in a learning environment with children. Students will manage a classroom independently, plan, organize, implement and evaluate classroom activities. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of student teaching. Weekly seminars devoted to issues in early childhood education, curriculum prep and the experience of the student teacher will extend the individuals learning experience. This course also requires 3 hours of class time each week. Please note the following: Students must fulfill specific health requirements mandated by CT State Licensing or SDE, including annual physical and TB requirements. Additionally, students are required to complete a criminal record check prior to the semester. These expenses must be assumed by the student.

Economics

  
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    ECN* K101 - Principles of Macroeconomics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces students to the basic concepts of the economic system. The first semester is primarily macroeconomics, with the emphasis on the economic thought process. Discussion of money and banking, national income, fiscal measures, and stabilizing the economy are all included.
  
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    ECN* K102 - Principles of Microeconomics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces students to micro­economics theory, with a focus on under­standing how business, social, and policy decisions are made. The basic theories of distribution of income, international eco­nomics, labor, and comparative economic systems are studied.
  
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    ECN* K250 - Money and Banking °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECN* K101 .
    This course examines the role that money, interest rates and financial intermediaries (in particular, the banking system) play in the operation of the U.S. economy. The aim of this course is to give students an overview of the U.S. financial system and an understanding of the theory and practice of monetary policy in the United States.
  
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    ECN* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in Economics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: At least two prior courses in eco­nomics and/or permission of the instructor.
    In this assistantship, students will assist a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered in the field of economics. Students may lead discussion groups, work with individual students, organize field trips, make presentations, and/or do other work (to be arranged by faculty member).

Education

  
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    EDU* K110 - Teaching In the 21st Century °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  or permission of the instructor or program coordinator.
    This course is designed for students considering education as a major and teaching as a profession. Students will have an opportunity to experience primary, middle and secondary education through site visits, guest speakers and varied media. Students will obtain a systematic body of knowledge from which they can develop a repertoire of teaching practices to meet the learning needs of students with diverse learning styles, developmental needs, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Electrical Engineering Technology

  
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    EET* K105 - Electric Circuits & Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of DC and AC electric circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, energy, and power relationships are introduced. Circuit analysis of basic series and parallel circuits is covered. Instruments and techniques of electrical measurement for both DC and AC circuits are also discussed.
  
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    EET* K106 - Electric Circuits & Systems Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisite: EET* K105 .
    This lab course will supplement the course Electric Circuits & Systems. Students will apply the concepts learned in the classroom and gain practical hands-on experience making electrical measure­ments using a variety of test instruments.
  
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    EET* K115 - Electrical Graphics Lab


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 .
    Students will learn basic electronic drafting techniques used to produce schematic diagrams, block and logic diagrams, printed circuit drawings, and chassis drawings. Construction of the student-designed printed circuit assembly is included.
  
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    EET* K116 - Electric Network Analysis °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: EET* K117 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    The emphasis of this course will be on circuit analysis techniques such as Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem, Superposition Theorem, Loop, Mesh, and Nodal Analysis.
  
  
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    EET* K119 - Advanced Circuits and Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisites: EET* K120 .
    This course develops the concepts of DC and AC electric circuits introduced in Elec­tric Circuits and Systems. More advanced configurations and applications of DC and AC principles are covered, including: transient behavior of capacitive and inductive circuits; power considerations in industrial AC system; network theorems, such as superposition and Thevenin’s theorem applied to DC, AC, and mixed circuits; transformers, three phases circuits, and filters. Electrical Engineering Technology majors are expected to use this course to complete a year of study of circuits and systems.
  
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    EET* K120 - Advanced Circuits and Systems Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisites: EET* K119 .
    This course will supplement the course Electric Circuits and Systems. Students will apply the concepts learned in the classroom and develop their skills in making electrical measurements using a variety of test instruments.
  
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    EET* K124 - Micro Computer System Analysis


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: EET* K125 .
    This course is designed for military personnel who have the equivalent of 4 semester hours of digital electronics. This course, in conjunction with military credits, will give the student credit for EET* K254 , EET* K255 , EET* K258 , and EET* K259 . The emphasis of this course will be on using a microprocessor in a micro-computer system.
  
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    EET* K125 - Micro Computer System Analysis Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: EET* K124 .
    Students will be assigned laboratory exercises to achieve the goals of EET* K124 .
  
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    EET* K134 - Electronics I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisites: EET* K135 .
    This course is an introduction to the internal physical behavior of solid state electronic devices. Conduction in metals and semiconductors is considered. The characteristics of junction diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors are studied. Biasing and thermal stabilization requirements and techniques are developed. Models, equivalent circuits, and applications are emphasized. EET* K134 and EET* K135  are equivalent to PHO* K140 .
  
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    EET* K135 - Electronics I Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisites: MAT* K186 .
    This course supports Electronics I by providing the student with practical experience in the handling and measurement of semi-conductor devices. Computer simulation and bench measurement experiments will be performed in studying the operational characteristics of basic semiconductor devices. EET* K134  and EET* K135 are equivalent to PHO* K140 .
  
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    EET* K140 - Energy Conversion Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 .
    Corequisite: EET* K141 .
    This course covers topics in the use of electrical machinery to convert energy from mechanical to electrical form and the converse. Included are DC machines, AC machines, stepper motors, and basics of starters and controllers.
  
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    EET* K141 - Energy Conversion Systems Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 .
    Corequisite: EET* K140 .
    Students will be assigned laboratory experiments that provide hands-on experience, with lab versions of the machinery discussed in the lecture part of the course.
  
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    EET* K144 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: EET* K145 .
    This course covers the basics of DC and AC electricity in its first half and provides the foundation for the basics of power generation, distribution and conversion. Replaces Electricity and AC/DC Machinery.
  
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    EET* K145 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: EET* K144 .
    Students will conduct laboratory experiments in electrical power, from basic principles through operation of AC and DC machinery; it is for students in Nuclear Engineering Technology and other non-electrical programs. Replaces Electricity and AC/DC Machinery Lab.
  
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    EET* K162 - Electronic Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  and EET* K163 .
    This course is a degree level study of Basic Electronics. It is designed for students who are NOT in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program or for students who need to upgrade their skills before enrolling in the EET program. Recommended for Computer Science Technology students.
  
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    EET* K163 - Electronic Applications Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  and EET* K162 .
    This course is the lab component to Electronic Applications. It is designed for students who are NOT in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program or for students who need to upgrade their skills before enrolling in the EET program. Recommended for Computer Science Technology students.
  
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    EET* K234 - Electronics II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K134 /EET* K135 .
    Corequisite: EET* K235 .
    In this course, the design, analysis and synthesis of semiconductor circuits for various applications are presented. Bipolar and field effect transistors as well as in­tegrated circuits are considered. High and low frequency effects are investigated. Various circuits and circuit functions will be addressed, including multistage and feedback amplifiers, operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, regulated power supplies, silicon controlled rectifiers, and oscillators.
  
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    EET* K235 - Electronics II Lab °


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K134 /EET* K135 .
    Corequisite: EET* K234 .
    This course supports Electronics II by providing the student with practical experience in designing, building, and evaluating the operation of a variety of electronic circuits. Both computer simulation and bench experimentation are employed in gaining familiarization with circuit design, function, and operation.
  
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    EET* K254 - Digital Electronics I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K255 .
    Students will engage in a comprehensive study of binary logic gates. The circuits for certain TTL, ECL, MOS, and CMOS gates are analyzed. The course also includes the study of codes, encoding, decoding, number systems, and various sequential logic circuits such as flip-flops, counters, and shift registers.
  
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    EET* K255 - Digital Electronics I Lab °


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K254 .
    Students will engage in a comprehensive study of binary logic gates. The circuits for certain TTL, ECL, MOS, and CMOS gates are analyzed. The course also includes the study of codes, encoding, decoding, number systems, and various sequential logic circuits such as flip-flops, counters, and shift registers.
  
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    EET* K258 - Microprocessors & Controls °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K259 .
    Students will be introduced to the concepts involved in a single board microcomputer. Emphasis is placed upon using a microprocessor as a control device, and also in a microcomputer system. Various microprocessors and related integrated circuits are studied.
  
  
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    EET* K264 - Data Acquisition and Controls °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K265 .
    This course provides an introduction to data acquisition circuits and systems as well as basic feedback control systems. Topics include measurements techniques, computerized data acquisitions, introduction to Labview, Interfacing, signal processing and communications, frequency and transient response, feedback control techniques, mechanical systems and mechanical power transmission. Students will learn the basics of measurements and data acquisition using Labview based exercises.
  
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    EET* K265 - Data Acquisition and Controls Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K264 .
    This lab provides students with hands-on experience with analog and digital closed loop automatic control components, circuits, and systems. It familiarizes students with analog and digital simulation techniques.
  
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    EET* K266 - Advanced Controls and Robotics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K264 /EET* K265 .
    Corequisite: EET* K267 .
    This course familiarizes students with the sensors, programmable controllers, and actuators that make up modern day robots. Automatic control system techniques are used to implement robot analysis and design. This course is equivalent to MFG* K221 - Mechatronics .
  
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    EET* K267 - Advanced Controls and Robotics Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K264 /EET* K265 .
    Corequisite: EET* K266 .
    This lab provides students with hands-on experience with the sensors, program­mable controllers, and actuators used in robotics. A microcomputer controlled system design project is included. EET*
  
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    EET* K274 - Electronic Communication Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K275 .
    Students will study communications from an informational and circuit/systems point of view. Modulation theory and techniques will be covered. Noise considerations, bandwidth requirements, and the transmission, propagation, reception and detection of RF signals will be considered. Analog and digital considerations will be addressed.
  
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    EET* K275 - Electronic Communication Systems Lab °


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 /EET* K106 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Corequisite: EET* K274 .
    This course supports Communications I by providing students with hands-on experience in the design, check-out, and evaluation of the various circuits and subsystems that comprise a communications system. Both computer simulation and bench experimentation are emphasized in gaining a familiarization with the circuitry and instrumentation involved.
  
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    EET* K293 - Electrical CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K295  and permission of program coordinator.
    In this course, students will work in industry gaining enhanced hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education along with hands-on experience gained in their initial co-op experience. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester.
  
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    EET* K295 - Electrical CO-OP °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisites: Student must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Students will work in industry gaining hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by each co-op student during the semester internship.

Engineering

  
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    EGR* K111 - Introduction to Engineering °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K137 .
    Students will be introduced to the fields of engineering through design and graphics and comprehensive engineering projects. Topics include: sketching, charts, graphs, forces, energy, electrical circuits, mechanisms, robotics, manufacturing technologies, and fundamentals of engineering economics.
  
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    EGR* K211 - Engineering Statics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K254 .
    Corequisite: MAT* K254 .
    Students will be introduced to engineering mechanics via vector approach to static forces and their resolution. Topics include: properties of force systems, free-body analysis, first and second moments of areas and mass and static friction. Applications to trusses, frames, beams and cables are included.
  
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    EGR* K212 - Engineering Dynamics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EGR* K211  and MAT* K256 .
    Engineering applications of Newtonian mechanics to dynamic forces, translational motion, work, impulse and momentum will be taught. Topics include: kinematics, kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, energy and momentum conservation.

English

  
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    ENG* K096 - Introduction to College English °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ESL* K063  with a “C#” grade or better; or appropriate placement∞ through multiple measures assessment process.
    This course prepares students for the reading and writing demands in Composition and other college level courses by integrating reading, writing and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understand reporting on, reacting to and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpre­tation, and argumentation. Students learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading and writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation.
  
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    ENG* K101 - Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101 or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    College Composition engages students in critical observation, reading, and writ­ing. The course prepares the student for the exposition, analysis, and argument required in college writing, and for meeting the conventions of college English. Writing assignments require that students develop their own points of view and demonstrate understanding of complex ideas and issues. Methods for research, including use of the library, appropriate documentation, and incorporation of sources in original papers will be taught through assigned writings.
  
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    ENG* K101S - Composition Embedded Support °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101S placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    ENG* K101S is a Composition course with embedded support for students in need of additional reading and writing practice. It engages students in critical observation, reading, and writing. The course prepares the student for the exposition, analysis, and argument required in college writing, and for meeting the conventions of college English. Writing assignments require that students develop their own points of view and demonstrate understanding of complex ideas and issues. Methods for research, including use of the library, appropriate documentation, and incorporation of sources in original papers will be taught through assigned writings. Recommended placement∞ in ENG* K101S may be based on multiple criteria including standardized test scores, entrance essays, high school transcripts or instructor/advisor suggestion. Students may also self-place into ENG* K101S. A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved to successfully complete ENG* K101S.
  
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    ENG* K102 - Literature & Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  or permission of the instructor.
    Students learn how to read serious literature, how to develop an interpretation, and how to explain and support their ideas in writing. Through the study of selected works of fiction, poetry, and drama, students learn the elements of textual analysis and become familiar with the ways in which other critical approaches affect interpretation. In addition to continued instruction in composition, students are required to read and write frequently.
  
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    ENG* K200 - Advanced Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed to further develop and refine expository writing skills for both academic and popular audiences. Assignments will stress interpretation, argumentation and critical thinking, with an emphasis on clarity, style and organization.
  
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    ENG* K202 - Technical Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course is designed for students who want to develop writing skills needed in the workplace. After targeting an audience, students will complete an array of assignments: memos, instructions, proposals, formal analytical reports, etc. Topics for these assignments will relate to the student’s major. Students will learn how to format pages, incorporate visuals into their writing, and give brief oral reports based on their written assignments. Students should have familiarity with word processing before enrolling in the course.
  
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    ENG* K208 - Introduction to English as Language °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better.
    This course challenges assumptions students may have about language by examining the diversity and changes of the English language. Topics include the nature of language, a brief history of the English language, ethnic and regional varieties of English, grammar issues, the mass media’s use of language, and social aspects of language.
  
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    ENG* K210 - Fiction °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course surveys the elements, structure, technique and evolution of the novel in the Western literary tradition. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K211 - Short Story °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores the unique elements of the short story form, its historical and artistic development, and the stories of outstanding writers. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K213 - Poetry °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores the elements of poetry from traditional forms to contemporary ones. Readings will be selected from the ancients to the moderns, from different cultures, and from different historical and literary periods. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K222 - American Literature II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is a survey of American writers beginning from approximately 1865 to the present. Students will read the fiction, poetry, and drama of selected writers, and examine the dominant themes and literary movements that have shaped American literature. The multicultural dimensions of American literature will be explored, and a variety of relevant critical strategies will be used. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K232 - British Literature II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is a chronological survey of British Literature from 1790 through the twentieth century. Through reading selected works of the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and post-Modern periods, emphasis will be placed upon the unfolding British literary tradition and its intellectual background. Themes include British patriarchy, women’s rights and the emergence of feminism, imperialism and nationalism, and the crisis of traditional belief systems, including religious, social, and political institutions. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K240 - Studies in World Literature °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is intended to further develop the critical skills and knowledge students acquired in ENG* K102  by exploring recurring themes and various cultural perspectives. The emphasis is on works not covered in American and British literature courses, and particular topic selections will examine the impact of culture and history on the literary imagination. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K250 - Studies in Ethnic Literature °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores social issues such as cultural identity and assimilation as they are presented in literature written by authors from different ethnic groups. Particular attention will be paid to international influences in the production of “ethnic” literature. A study of critical strategies necessary for recognizing the unique elements of ethnic literature will also be provided. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical approaches. Course fulfills International intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K261 - Women Writers Across Cultures °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is intended to broaden students’ knowledge of literary traditions and themes from a non-western and multicultural approach through the lens of women’s writing. Students will read numerous works by women and will explore the use of critical strategies in relation to those works. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical strategies. Emphasis will be on the influence of geography, history, and social environments in shaping women’s writing. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K281 - Creative Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102 .
    Creative Writing is an advanced writing course. Students will read, study, and analyze the literary techniques and craft of great prose and poetry writers. In structured exercises, they will practice strategies for creating character, plot, dialogue, symbolic and figurative imagery, as well as other key narrative and poetic elements. Students will also create their own prose and poetry projects.
  
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    ENG* K284 - Advanced Creative Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K281  or permission of the instructor.
    Advanced Creative writing is for students who have a well established understanding of literary form and the fundamental elements of writing prose and poetry. This course is designed to help students develop and expand their writing portfolios. Students are required to write in both prose and poetry, and they will participate in cooperative writing workshops.
  
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    ENG* K296 - Work Experience in English


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course allows students to apply their knowledge of English in a practical setting, such as tutoring or publications. The number of credits, course requirements, and means of evaluation are specified in a contract between the instructor and the student.

Environmental Engineering Technology

  
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    ENV* K101 - Environmental Studies


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in ENV* K101 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This is a course that describes the study of the biological and physical aspects of the environment and environment-related issues, including procedures for lessening or controlling environmental pollution and related damage. Some field work will be included. This course is equivalent to BIO* K180 - Principles of Environmental Science . Course fulfills International/Intercultural requirement.
  
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    ENV* K110 - Environmental Regulations °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENV* K101 .
    This course provides a broad view of federal, state, and municipal environmental regulations as they apply to industry, commercial establishments, local governmental facilities, and the individual citizen. It provides a practical approach to regulatory understanding to enable one to plan an effective and economically sound compliance program. Course topics include the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), SARA Title III (Community Right-to-Know), and federal, state, and local regulations, covering such topics as hazardous material transportation, in-ground tank storage, and specific hazardous materials such as asbestos and PCBs.
  
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    ENV* K130 - Occupational Safety & Health


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to Occupational Safety & Health in the workplace. It will introduce students to the safety and health field and address the application of engineering, management principles, and techniques to safety, health, and loss control. The topics include general safety, health, and risk assessment concepts and terms. Discussions will include historical developments, program management, problem identification, engineering as­sessment, hazard recognition, evaluation, and control. The course work will also introduce the student to measurement and evaluation systems, legal and regulatory requirements, environmental health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, product safety and public health, risk assessment analysis and management, accident investigation, ergonomics, and ethics and professionalism. A visit to an industrial site will be included.
  
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    ENV* K146 - Introduction to GIS


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Students will learn the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems and explore and evaluate the various data models and structures used in the input management, analysis and output of geographic data. Students will develop hands-on experience through use of a microcomputer based vector system (ArcView GIS), and examine how the nature and character of spatial data can be used in studies of natural and socio-economic environments. This course is equivalent to CIV* K146  or GIS* K146 .
  
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    ENV* K172 - Environmental Research Project I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course introduces and develops skills in microscopy techniques, field research, literature searches, monitoring equipment usage, and teamwork, and provides hands-on experience in the field and laboratory.
  
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    ENV* K207 - Sustainable Landscape Ecology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: BIO* K180  or ENV* K101 .
    This course will cover the basic concepts, principles, and methods of landscape ecology, as well as its important applications in nature conservation, resource management, and landscape planning and design. Through reading and discussion students will explore the ecological relationships of biotic communities in heterogeneous environments and the importance of the landscape scale to ecosystem diversity and function in wetlands, forests and rangelands. Students will learn about the relationships of landscape ecology to plant ecology, animal ecology, popula­tion ecology, aquatic ecology, landscape architecture and geography. Students will specifically address sustainability, BMPs and conservation issues at the landscape scale. Students will perform field work and site visits. Students will examine the aspects of soil ecology relevant to environmental studies, especially focusing on sustainability and conservation of soils, soils as functional components of agricultural ecosystems and on the role of soils in the global biochemical cycling of organic carbon. The student will be introduced to fundamental concepts of soil science, soil organisms and ecosystem ecology of soils, and will apply their understanding of soil ecology to current environmental problems including coil stewardship and sustainability.
  
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    ENV* K208 - Long Island Sound Ecology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENV* K101  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an ecological study of Long Island Sound marine environments. Emphasis is placed on the factors limiting the distribution of marine organisms and on the visual recognition of invertebrates, fish, and seaweeds. Extensive travel to off campus field study locations is featured. Pollution run-off to the Long Island Sound and urban areas will be discussed.
  
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    ENV* K220 - Hazardous Materials °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  recommended.
    This course is a study of accident preven­tion, safety, industrial hygiene and proper procedures for handling hazardous materials. Properties of many industrial reagents and solvents are examined so they can be handled and stored prop­erly. The following specific topics will be covered: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labeling, personnel training and records, emergency response program, toxicity routes of entry, storage, ventilation, personal protective equipment, barriers, and spills containment Requirements of OSHA, SPCC, RCRA, and TSCA will be reviewed to provide students with a working knowledge of the regulations. This course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120.
  
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    ENV* K230 - Environmental Control Processes °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; ENV* K101 ; MAT* K172  or higher.
    This course gives an introduction to the concepts and quantitative techniques of environmental engineering. The topics are presented as the basis for the operations and processes used to control air and water pollution, to treat supplied water, to remediate contaminated sites, and to dispose of or otherwise handle solid wastes. Course contents include mass balance, chemical equilibria, exponential growth and decay, surface and ground­water flow and transport, unit operations, and chemical and biological treatment processes, as well as discussions of risk assessment and application of environmental policies.
  
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    ENV* K238 - Air Quality °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K172 ; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 .
    This course gives a comprehensive over­view of outdoor and indoor air pollution problems as well as noise pollution. Topics include types and sources of pollutants and their effects on the atmosphere, human health, and vegetation. Regulation, surveillance, and control methods will be discussed.
  
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    ENV* K242 - Hydrology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K172  or higher.
    This course features an emphasis on ground water. Topics include weather as it affects water resources, precipitation, stream flow, stream flow hydro graphics, rainfall run-off relationships, the impact of natural and man-made phenomena on water resources, and ground water hydrology.
  
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    ENV* K245 - Water Resources Engineering


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENV* K245L .
    This course studies the methodology used in determining storm water runoff for small urban areas. The theory and logic of both the Rationale Method and the Soil Conservation Services TR-55 are studied in detail. The quantity computations are covered, as well as the understanding of gutter analysis. As part of the lab, the student will design a storm drain system, including a cost estimate for the project. This course is equivalent to CIV* K236 .
  
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    ENV* K245L - Water Resources Engineering Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: ENV* K245 .
    This course gives the methodology used in determining storm water runoff for small urban areas. This lab is used as a practical exercise to develop the methods of Water Resources Engineering, includ­ing actual design of a storm water system with a cost estimate. This course is equivalent to CIV* K237 .
  
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    ENV* K254 - Nuclear Environmental Impact °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; MAT* K186 , ENV* K101 , PHY* K115 .
    This course introduces the effects of ionizing radiation on humans and ways to measure radiation in the environment. Topics include sources and properties of radiation environmental pathways, nuclear fuel cycle, high and low radioactive wastes, and nuclear power plants. Emphasis will be on the impact of waste on the environment.
  
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    ENV* K265 - Fundamental Measurements and Applications Lab


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: MAT* K172 . Recommended High School Chemistry or CHE* K111 .
    This course will familiarize students with environmental analysis, instrumentation, and sampling methods. Students will have hands-on training and experience with various sampling analysis equip­ment and techniques. Upon completion the participants will understand the basic concepts necessary to choose and conduct environmental measurements in streams, lakes, and wetlands and for stormwater runoff, wastewater, gasses and soils. The student will also be able to utilize computer applications to perform data analysis for all laboratory and field work methods completed.
  
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    ENV* K275 - Environmental Control Project °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; MAT* K172 , ENV* K101 , ENV* K230 .
    Corequisite: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 .
    This course is designed to provide stu­dents with experience in designing an industrial environmental management system. Knowledge and application of regulations, sampling methods, waste minimization, hazardous materials, waste­water treatment, and pollution control techniques are required for successful completion of the project.
  
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    ENV* K277 - Environmental Research Project II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K172 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K172 . The course will include field work and flexible hours.
  
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    ENV* K278 - Environmental Research Project III °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K277 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K277 . The course will include field work and flexible hours. Advanced students will mentor less advanced students in this course.
 

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