Aero 411. Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Aerospace Structures. (3-0). Credit 3



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Report of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

November 6, 2015



The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee recommends approval of the following:




  1. New Courses


AERO 411. Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Aerospace Structures. (3-0). Credit 3. Foundations of linear elastic fracture mechanics of aerospace structure; calculation of stress intensity factors and energy release rates; crack growth under fatigue loading; ASTM standards for fracture testing; the role of fracture mechanics in the analysis and design of aerospace structures. Prerequisite: AERO 304 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
AGCJ 413. Emerging Media in Agriculture. (3-0). Credit 3. Popular emerging media in agriculture to communicate, build and market a brand online; understanding the strategy behind the posts and other communications; create emerging media communications strategies for academic or business entities that may be implemented upon completion of course. Prerequisite: AGCJ 313.
ALEC 425 Principals of Program Evaluation. (3-0). Credit 3. Evaluation principles applied to educational programs in agriculture and life science; basic understanding of skills in program evaluation processes, concepts, and theories; develop expertise needed to design and conduct evaluations of youth and adults in extension, community, and school-based programs. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
ANSC 470. Quality Assurance for the Food Industry. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of food system process control including statistical process control (SPC) and the tools required to assure uniform communication and understanding of quality assurance systems. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with FSTC 470.
ANTH 435. Medical Anthropology. (3-0). Credit 3. Overview of medical anthropology, a subfield in anthropology which examines the biological and cultural basis of health and disease in order to understand the influence of culture on the illness experience and treatment. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
ANTH 437. Ethnobotany. (3-0). Credit 3. Interdisciplinary study of the complex and dynamic relationships that exist between people and plants. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
BMEN 428. Microcontrollers and Communications in Medical Devices. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of embedded system architecture and programming; fundamentals and theoretical foundations of wireless communication systems; hands-on experiences of how an embedded system could be used to solve problems in biomedical engineering; projects on wireless sensors and imaging for medical devices. Prerequisite: BMEN 211 or approval of instructor.
BMEN 448. Healthcare Technology in the Developing World. (1-6). Credit 3. Principles of operation for major types of medical equipment; physiology underlying the measurement; major functional (system) pieces for each instrument; typical problems/applications of each instrument. Prerequisites: MATH 152, PHYS 208, and approval of instructor.
CVEN 462. Engineering Hydrogeology. (3-0). Credit 3. Groundwater in the hydrologic cycle; aquifer properties; well hydraulics, testing, and design; groundwater quality; and groundwater management and sustainability. Prerequisites: CVEN 311; CVEN 301 or CVEN 339; junior or senior classification; or approval of instructor.

ENGR 333. Project Management for Engineers. (3-0). Credit 3. Basic project management for engineering; project development and economic justification; estimating; scheduling; network methods; critical path analysis; earned value management; project organizational structures; project risk assessment; resource allocation; ethics; characteristics of project managers. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification in the Dwight Look College of Engineering or biological and agricultural engineering or approval of instructor.
ENTC 484 Professional Internship. (1-0). Credit 1. Directed internship in a private firm, government agency/laboratory, or non-governmental organization to provide work and/or research experience related to the student’s program and career objectives. May be taken two times for credit. Prerequisites: Junior and senior classification and approval of internship agency and instructor.
FINC 444. Behavioral Finance. (3-0). Credit 3. Psychological and sociological aspects of financial decision making for individuals, institutions, and corporations; impacts of psychological factors on the financial markets, including anomalies in asset prices and stock market bubbles and crashes. Prerequisites: FINC 351 and FINC 361.
FINC 464. Commercial Credit Analysis. (3-0). Credit 3. Recognized techniques for assessing the ability and willingness of business firms to service debts as originally agreed; regulatory and ethical requirements for structuring and documenting commercial bank loans to protect interests of shareholders, depositors, and deposit insurers. Prerequisite: Admission to Mays Commercial Banking Certificate Program, or FINC 434 and approval of advisor.
FREN 481. Seminar in French and Francophone Studies. (3-0). Credit 3. In-depth exploration of topics in French and Francophone literature, culture, and/or film, involving individual student research projects. May be taken two times for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
FSTC 470. Quality Assurance for the Food Industry. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of food system process control including statistical process control (SPC) and the tools required to assure uniform communication and understanding of quality assurance systems. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with ANSC 470.
GERM 104. Intensive Beginning German. (8-0). Credit 8. Accelerated elementary language study, with oral, listening, reading, and writing practice. Equivalent to GERM 101 and GERM 102.
GERM 204. Intensive Intermediate German. (6-0). Credit 6. Accelerated intermediate-level language study, with oral, listening, reading, and writing practice. Equivalent to GERM 201 and GERM 202. Prerequisite: GERM 102 or GERM 104.
GERM 440. Global Germany. (3-0). Credit 3. Impact of globalization on Germany and the globalization of German life and culture from postwar period to the present; analysis of theoretical, historical, fictional and/or cinematic works presenting relationship of modern Germany with world affairs. Course conducted in English. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
GERM 441. Representations of the Holocaust. (3-0). Credit 3. Analysis of artistic mediations of the Holocaust across diverse textual and visual media with particular focus on aesthetic, political, pedagogical, and ethical challenges. Course conducted in English. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

IDIS 433. Industrial Sales Force Development. (3-0). Credit 3. Techniques and processes for developing, maintaining and leading high performing industrial sales organizations; organizations planning and forecasting processes, processes and procedures for identifying and developing talented sales professionals who can operate within a sales process and provide solutions to customers while growing profitable accounts. Prerequisite: IDIS 330 with a grade of C or better.
IDIS 450. Analytics for Distribution Operation. (3-0). Credit 3. Fundamental concepts in data analytics in distribution operations; using data management tools to process transaction data into useful information; various statistical and analytical models to make strategic decision making; predictive analytics, simulation and risk analysis, linear optimization, and data mining. Prerequisites: IDIS 343 and IDIS 344 with a grade of “C” or better.
ISEN 210. Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering Design. (3-3). Credit 4. Engineering design for product development, problem definition and need identification, information gathering and concept generation, decision making and concept selection; industrial engineering concepts including design for manufacturing, assembly, sustainability and environment; economic decision making and cost evaluation; risk, reliability and safety; quality; robust design and optimization. Prerequisite: ENGR 112.
ISEN 230. Informatics for Industrial Engineers. (3-0). Credit 3. Structured programming concepts for implementing mathematical and statistical models in industrial engineering problems; emphasis on introductory production and service system problems and computer-based approaches to solve the problems; engineering applications of probability and statistics concepts. Prerequisite: CSCE 206 or CSCE 111 or CSCE 121 or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment in STAT 211.
ISEN 310. Uncertainty Modeling for Industrial Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. Models and methods based on probability and statistics for industrial engineering applications; random variables, expectation, distribution fitting, reliability of systems, central limit theorem and interval estimates in the context of production and service systems. Prerequisites: ISEN 230 and STAT 211; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 320 Operations Research I. (3-0). Credit 3. Development and application of fundamental deterministic optimization models and solution methods; focus on quantitative modeling and formulation of linear, integer, and network flow problems; use of computer optimization software to model and solve real-life problems. Prerequisites: MATH 304; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 330. Human Systems Interaction. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of human factors and ergonomics; emphasis on design to support human capabilities, limitations, and interaction tendencies in sociotechnical work systems; topics include human information processing, physiological and biomechanical functioning, and implications for design of the workplace and jobs; case studies in manufacturing, medicine, aerospace, ground transportation, and computer interaction. Prerequisites: MMET 181; junior classification.
ISEN 340. Operations Research II. (3-0). Credit 3. Probabilistic methods for industrial and service systems; stochastic processes used in industrial engineering, including Poisson processes and discrete and continuous-time Markov chains; applications to production operations, inventory control, revenue management, quality control, reliability, digital simulation and finance. Prerequisites: MATH 304 and ISEN 310; junior or senior classification.

ISEN 350. Quality Engineering. (2-3). Credit 3. Strategic approach to implementing quality, process and business improvement methods using data analysis tools; total quality management and six sigma approaches to define, measure, analyze, improve and control processes; principles of lean engineering; control charts; process capability analysis; basic metrology, applied statistics, lean principles and process capability. Prerequisites: ISEN 310 and ISEN 230; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 355. System Simulation. (2-3). Credit 3. Systems simulation structure, logic and methodologies; development of simulation models; data handling methods; analysis of simulation data; verification and validation; system simulation languages, models and analysis; applications to industrial situations. Prerequisites: ISEN 230 and ISEN 310; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 370. Production Systems Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles, models, and techniques for planning and analysis of production and distribution systems; application of linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization models and solution methods for aggregate planning, supply chain planning, push (MRP) and pull (JIT) material flow management, inventory control under deterministic and stochastic demands, operations scheduling, and production scheduling. Prerequisites: ISEN 230 and ISEN 320; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 405. Facilities Design and Material Handling. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of facilities location, layout, and material handling systems and to practice designing facilities; modeling, design, and analysis techniques; methodologies in facilities location, layout, and material handling; integration of ergonomics analysis techniques and their implications on design, layout, safety and quality. Prerequisites: ISEN 210 and ISEN 320; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 408. Supply Chain and Logistics. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles, models and techniques for planning, analysis and design of supply chain systems; optimization principles, including linear and integer programming, applied to supply chain planning and operations; information technology, design models, databases, and strategic and tactical decision making. Prerequisites: ISEN 320, ISEN 340, and ISEN 370; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 410. Advanced Engineering Economy. (3-0). Credit 3. Principles of economic equivalence; borrowing, lending, and investing; establishing minimum attractive rate of return; replacement analysis; capital budgeting; uncertainty analysis; decision trees. Prerequisites: ISEN 210 or ISEN 302; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 413. Advanced Data Analytics for Industry. (3-0). Credit 3. Data mining; linear discriminant analysis (LDA), principal component analysis (PCA) and other methods; classification, clustering, and mining, information extraction; dealing with uncertainty, Bayesian inference; neural models, regression and feature selection. Prerequisites: ISEN 310 and ISEN 350; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 434. Human Error and System Failures. (3-0). Credit 3. Human error from a sociotechnical systems perspective; role of error in complex system failures; human behavioral modes and system design factors; analytical methods for defining the roles and impact of errors in large-scale system accidents; real-world case studies. Prerequisites: ISEN 330; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 442. Organizational Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. Role of people and organizations in the design and development of complex engineered systems; providing engineers with the skills needed to effectively manage large-scale system development programs. Prerequisites: ISEN 330; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 453. Manufacturing Operations. (3-0). Credit 3. Analytical principles of manufacturing systems design, analysis and control; emphasis placed on stochastic analysis; role of variability and impact on cycle time; push versus pull production strategies including Kanban and constant WIP control; probability, queuing theory, Little’s Law, heavy traffic approximations, and queuing networks. Prerequisites: ISEN 340; junior or senior classification.
ISEN 460. Capstone Senior Design. (1-6). Credit 3. Engineering design including identification of a problem; development, analysis and evaluation of alternative solutions; and recommendations for and, where possible, development of systems improvement tools; application of experience and training to provide a product or solution that helps company clients; balancing client needs with academic requirements. Prerequisite: ISEN 340, ISEN 350, ISEN 355 and ISEN 370; junior or senior classification.
ISYS 370. Introduction to Energy Industry. (3-0). Credit 3. History of the modern Oil & Gas Industry; ecosystem of companies driving the industry; operations involved in exploration, production, refining, trading, pipeline, and retail in bringing oil to market; accounting and economics of the industry; issues and solutions in supporting supply chain; discussion of technology innovations occurring in the industry. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School. Cross-listed with SCMT 370.
JAPN 325. Japanese Language and Culture through Manga. (3-0). Credit 3. Examination of Japanese and Asian visual, linguistic, and cultural traditions, with emphasis on genre of Manga. Prerequisite: JAPN 202.
MEEN 440. Bio-inspired Engineering Design. (3-0). Credit 3. Expand design space available to engineering by developing and understanding of how nature solves problems; study of effective bio-inspired design and biomimetic applications to draw solutions from nature; enhance concept generation through the use of bio-inspired design; use current state of the art methods in bioinspired design; view nature’s solutions to different problems form an engineering perspective. Prerequisite: MEEN 368, BMEN 361, or BAEN 375.

MMET 201. Manufacturing and Materials. (3-2). Credit 4. Survey of metallic and non-metallic materials; selection and applications of materials; introduction to traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes, assembly processes, and metrology. Prerequisite: ENGR 111.
MODL 321. Culture and Civilization I. (3-0). Credit 3. Studies in national culture and civilization from classical antiquity through the nineteenth century. Conducted in the target language. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or instructor approval.
MODL 322. Culture and Civilization II. (3-0). Credit 3. Studies in national culture and civilization from the late nineteenth century through the present. Conducted in the target language. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or instructor approval.
OCNG 281. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1. Basic background on the research being conducted in the Department of Oceanography through seminars given by Oceanography graduate student; basic writing skills for ocean science through instruction and assignments during the semester. Prerequisites: OCNG 251 or OCNG 401; OCNG 252; or approval of instructor.
OCNG 456. MATLAB Programming for Ocean Sciences. (2-2). Credit 3. Computation techniques for oceanographic data processing using MATLAB; focus on the analysis of oceanographic-related data sets and real-world oceanographic applications; analyze individual data sets. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of the instructor.
OCNG 461. Advanced Oceanographic Data Analysis and Communication. (3-0). Credit 3. Project design and planning for oceanographers; oceanographic data organization and analysis; synthesis and interpretation of data analysis; technical report writing and presentation. Prerequisites: OCNG 281, OCNG 404, OCNG 410, and GEOS 470, or approval of the instructor.
OCNG 481. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1. Analysis, review and critique of current research themes in oceanography based on reading assignments and seminar presentations. May be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
POLS 233. Politics and Policy in the United States. (3-0). Credit 3. Survey of institutions of American government, mass political behavior, and policy fields of significant contemporary importance.
SCMT 370. Introduction to Energy Industry. (3-0). Credit 3. History of the modern Oil & Gas Industry; ecosystem of companies driving the industry; operations involved in exploration, production, refining, trading, pipeline, and retail in bringing oil to market; accounting and economics of the industry; issues and solutions in supporting supply chain; discussion of technology innovations occurring in the industry. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School. Cross-listed with ISYS 370.
SCMT 381. Lean Business Tools and Techniques. (3-0). Credit 3. In-depth and hands-on look into specific Lean tools used to solve specific tactical problems; standard work strategies, time studies, waste simulation, PFEPs, productive maintenance, visual daily management systems, and Kaizen events. Prerequisite: Admission to upper-division in Mays Business School.
SOCI 208. Introduction to Aging and Society. (3-0). Credit 3. Introduction to a multidisciplinary approach to the social study of aging; separating facts from stereotypes about aging, examining basic sociological, psychological, and physiological factors affecting the aging process, and exploring institutions and careers related to aging.
SOCI 308. Community Issues in Aging. (3-0). Credit 3. Detailed exploration of social forces impacting the elderly and their families at the community level; the impact of demographic, cultural, organizational and social factors on a community’s response to an increasingly aging population; and the application of this knowledge through volunteer collaboration with a community nonprofit organization serving the elderly. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
SOCI 311. Social Change. (3-0). Credit 3. Survey of major changes in American and Western society, the forces underlying change and tensions caused by social change. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
SOCI 338. Latino Immigration. (3-0). Credit 3. Theoretical and empirical examinations of the causes, processes, and impacts of Latin American immigration to the U.S.; Latino/a immigrant experience in the U.S.; effects of immigration on sending and receiving communities. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of the instructor.
SOCI 408. Death and Dying. (3-0). Credit 3. Exploration of interdisciplinary social issues surrounding death and dying: the interactions among professionals, families, and dying individuals; the development and functioning of death norms and institutions (e.g., hospitals, funeral homes, hospice, capital punishment); the critical analysis of social/cultural inequalities affecting when and how we die. Prerequisite: Junior of senior classification or approval of instructor.

UGST 211. UScholar Personal Statement. Credit 0 to 1. Oral and written reflection on values, goals, and opportunities; preparation of personal statement appropriate for nationally competitive scholarship application. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: University Scholar classification.
UGST 311. UScholar Exploration Series. Credit 0 to 1. Selection from a variety of discussion topics designed to foster student-faculty interaction, intellectual and cultural enrichment, inter-and cross-disciplinary connections, and the development of interest and knowledge of issues outside of a student’s degree area. May be taken six times for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor; admitted to University Scholar program.

UGST 405. Thesis Writing. Credit 0 to 1. Accessing information, searching scholarly literature, and oral or poster presentation of scholarly work and formal research thesis. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Junior of senior classification; admitted to Undergraduate Research Scholars.
UGST 497. Capstone. Credit 0 to 6. Demonstrating mastery of discipline as applied to an original problem through an independent, mentored project; public presentation of work. May be taken two times for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admitted to Undergraduate Service Scholars program.
VIBS 447. Neurophysiology of Music. (2-0). Credit 2. Exploration of the heritability and genetics of musical talent, the physiology and physics of hearing, and the neurophysiology of processing sound using primarily German and Austrian compositions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.


  1. Withdrawal of Courses


CVEN 333. Project Management for Engineers

ISEN 333. Project Management for Engineers.

MEEN 333. Project Management for Engineers.

PSYC 405. Psychology of Religion.


  1. Change in Courses


AFST 204. Introduction to African-American Literature.
Prerequisite

From: ENGL 104.

To: None.
AFST 205. Introduction to Africana Literature.
Prerequisite

From: ENGL 104.

To: None.
AGSM 301. Systems Analysis in Agriculture.
Prerequisite

From: MATH 141 and MATH 142 or equivalent; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

To: MATH 141 and MATH 142 with a grade of C or better.
AGSM 315. Food Process Engineering Technology.
Prerequisite

From: FSTC 201; PHYS 201; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

To: PHYS 201 or PHYS 218; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
AGSM 360. Occupational Safety Management.
Prerequisite

From: None.

To: Junior or senior classification.
Lecture contact hours and lab contact hours

From: (3-0). Credit 3.

To: (2-2). Credit 3.
ARTS 303. Graphic Design I.
Prerequisite

From: ARTS 103, VIST 105, ENDS 105 or approval of instructor and undergraduate program coordinator.

To: ARTS 104, VIST 105, ENDS 105 or approval of instructor and undergraduate program coordinator.
ASIA 350. Asia During World War II.
Course title

From: Asia During World War II.

To: World War II in Asia and the Pacific.
Course description

From: The origins and development of Japanese imperialism; Japan's expansion into East and Southeast Asia; wartime societies; collaboration and resistance; effects of the war in the United States upon Japanese-Americans; the outcomes of the war; remembrance of the war.

To: Origins and development of Japanese imperialism; Japan's expansion into East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific; wartime societies; collaboration and resistance; effects of the war in the United States on Japanese-Americans; outcomes of the war; remembrance of the war.
BICH 107. Horizons in Biological Chemistry.
Course number

From: BICH 107.

To: BICH 101.
Course title

From: Horizons in Biological Chemistry.

To: Perspectives in Biochemistry and Genetics.
Lecture contact hours and semester credit hours

From: (2-0). Credit 2.

To: (1-0). Credit 1.
Course description, prerequisites, cross-listing

From: An introduction to biochemistry and its relationship to the biological, biophysical and chemical sciences. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore classification or approval of instructor.

To: Introduction to biochemistry and genetics and their relationship to the biological, biophysical and chemical sciences. Prerequisite: Biochemistry and genetics major or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with GENE 101.

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