Sep 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 3378 - Document Design and Publishing

    3 sem. hrs. Focuses on the integration of text and visual rhetoric, such as graphics, for all kinds of professional publications including technical documents, media, public relations pieces, and advertisements.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENGL 3379 - Writing for the Web

    3 sem. hrs. Emphasizes practical concepts related to writing and communication on the internet and the World Wide Web. Attention is given to finding and analyzing information; analyzing and designing WWW sites and other digital, hypertextual environments; and analyzing and composing hypertext-hypermedia materials for digital, networked environments. For all majors.
  
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    ENGL 3380 - Visual Rhetoric

    3 sem. hrs. Focuses on the analysis, design, and production of visual representations and multi-modal texts that integrate visual elements.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENGL 4123 - Nonprofit Writing Project

    1 sem. hrs. Students will gain practical experience with a nonprofit agency by developing a significant project that meets an agency identified need. Students should take this course in the last semester of their nonprofit certificate program in conjunction with one of the following: ENGL 3378 , ENGL 3379 , ENGL 4321 , or ENGL 4322 . The students’ professor in the regular course will be the instructor of record for a the projects course.
  
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    ENGL 4300 - Technologies and Cultures of the Book

    3 sem. hrs. Working with a range of print media, students will learn to analyze the interplay between the text’s content and its formal features. Students will build the skills to think and write analytically about the materiality of texts.
  
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    ENGL 4305 - Major Authors

    3 sem. hrs. This course studies the significant works of a major literary author. Texts are viewed through a variety of critical perspectives and placed in the context of the writer’s life and of the society, culture, and history of the times. May be repeated once for credit when authors vary.
  
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    ENGL 4320 - Professional Writing Workshop

    3 sem. hrs. This course is tailored for individual students’ writing and publishing projects in their disciplines.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENGL 4321 - Grants and Proposals

    3 sem. hrs. This course will teach students the grant proposal writing process, including identifying sources of funding, conducting research to support funding applications, and tailoring each proposal to a specific funding agency. Students will receive experience writing actual proposals on behalf of local organizations and agencies.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENGL 4322 - Writing in the Nonprofit Agencies

    3 sem. hrs. Focuses on the specific kinds writing of professionals in the nonprofit world do, including internal communication in an agency, writing for the public, document creation, fund raising, board relations, and other relevant topics.
  
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    ENGL 4325 - Writing Across Cultures and Contexts

    3 sem. hrs. Through writing, students will study how groups perceive, understand, and communicate with and about each other. The course may focus on a specific type of writing (cross cultural expository writing, travel writing, cross cultural writing in industry), or on the linguistic and rhetorical practices of a cross-cultural community (latino/a rhetoric, African-American rhetorics, etc).
  
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    ENGL 4335 - Creative Writing Studio: Development of Craft

    3 sem. hrs. Develops students’ skills as critics and writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in a studio setting. Guides students to focus on a major project in one genre with sustained practice of techniques and revision. Open to students of all levels, from the novice to the advanced. For all majors. Prerequisites: Core Communication Component Area complete or permission of instructor.
  
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    ENGL 4340 - The Novel

    3 sem. hrs. A genre-oriented study of long-form prose fictions, using a wide range of texts. Variable content.
  
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    ENGL 4345 - Rhetorics, Literacies, and Writing

    3 sem. hrs. This course examines the history and major theories of rhetoric, literacy, and composition, and explores how they influence contemporary cultural productions.
  
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    ENGL 4350 - Studies in Poetics: Theory, Form, and Practice

    3 sem. hrs. Develops students’ theoretical knowledge of poetics and practical experience of writing in traditional forms, from the Anglo-American tradition to the culturally diverse movements and innovation of form. Focusing on works written by poets about poetry and poetics primarily from the 19th to the 21st centuries. For all majors. Prerequisite: Core Communication Component Area complete or permission from instructor.
  
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    ENGL 4351 - Senior Capstone: Literature and Writing

    3 sem. hrs. A study of literature in English for graduating seniors in the Literary Studies Emphasis. Emphasis is placed on genre, research, and analytical expository writing.  Prerequisite: ENGL 2370  or ENGL 3303 . This course should be taken during the student’s final year of academic study.
  
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    ENGL 4352 - Capstone in Writing Studies

    3 sem. hrs. This course is the culminating experience for the Writing Studies emphasis in English. Students review, reflect on, integrate, and apply their learning from previous courses and experiences. Students create digital portfolios for career and publishing opportunities, emphasizing selection, revision, reflection, and presentation. In addition, students identify, evaluate, and annotate texts and resources to include in a curated digital collection/publication that will be available for students in future Writing Studies courses.
  
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    ENGL 4360 - Gender, Sexuality and Literature

    3 sem. hrs. This course introduces students to literature that explores issues of gender and sexuality. It focuses on relevant literary periods and conventions, as well as on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of artistic productions.  Sample topics:  women’s literature, queer literature, literature and masculinity.
  
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    ENGL 4361 - Race and Ethnicity in Literature

    3 sem. hrs. Topics focus on a variety of cross-cultural issues in historical and/or contemporary texts by Caribbean, British Indian, Native American, African American, Chicano/a, and/or other underrepresented authors.
  
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    ENGL 4362 - Texts and Contexts

    3 sem. hrs. Study of literary and cultural texts that raise issues of community and social relations, diversity, multiculturalism, and/or globalization. Sample topics: Medicine and Religion in American Literature, Traveling Histories, the Global City, and Literary Regionalism in Transnational Context. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
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    ENGL 4370 - Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature

    3 sem. hrs. A study, primarily through the medium of performance, of various types and forms of literature for children. Strongly oriented toward teaching literature in the elementary school classroom. (Credit may not be given for both this course and COMM 4323 or THEA 4323.)
  
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    ENGL 4380 - Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture

    3 sem. hrs. A study of selected perspectives and critical approaches to literature and culture, including an examination of some of the theoretical assumptions upon which they are based, as well as their implications for the way we think about literature, human identity, and the power of language. Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.
  
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    ENGL 4385 - Studies in Creative Writing

    3 sem. hrs. Students will focus on the craft of a specific genre or type of writing through reading experts’ advice, reading and analyzing examples written by practitioners, and engaging in peer-response workshops with classmates. Attention will be paid to publication opportunities available for writers in that genre.
  
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    ENGL 4390 - Topics in Literary Studies

    3 sem. hrs. May be repeated when topics vary—see S.A.I.L. or advisor for further information.
  
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    ENGL 4391 - Topics in Writing Studies

    3 sem. hrs. May be repeated when topics vary–see S.A.I.L. or advisor for further information.
  
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    ENGL 4396 - Directed Individual Study

    1‑3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.
  
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    ENGL 4398 - Applied Experience

    3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.
  
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    ENGL 4399 - TESOL Practicum

    3 sem. hrs. Practical experience teaching English to second language learners.  Students will observe, plan, and teach ESL lessons.  Instructional support provides opportunities to discuss and reflect upon teaching experiences and help students connect theory, methods, and practice.  This course enhances the TESOL Certification, but is not required for it.  Cannot be repeated for credit. Approval of Instructor.  Completion of ENGL 3339 3340 3365 3367  preferred.

Engineering

  
  
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    EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)

    AC circuit analysis principles: AC generation, periodic functions, complex numbers, phasors, impedance and admittance, network theorems, power, frequency response, filters, transformers, and balanced three-phase systems; and use of analysis software.  Prerequisites: ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits.  Offering: Fall and Spring


  
  
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    EEEN 3330 - Control Systems I

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)

    Introduction to control systems; open and feedback; Laplace transform and frequency response; control valves; electric motors; P, PI, and PID modes of control; analog and digital controllers Process characteristics; analysis of control systems; gain and phase margin; stability.   Prerequisite:  ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits .  Offering: Spring


  
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    EEEN 3350 - Electronic Systems Design

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Principles of engineering design of electronic circuits and systems; time and frequency responses; network analysis; systems specifications; evaluation, testing, and verification; use of electronic design automation tools.  Prerequisites:  ENGR 2306 Digital Systems  , ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits  or equivalent, and EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II .  Offered: Fall and Spring
  
  
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    EEEN 4240 - Project Management

    2 sem. hrs. (2:2)

    Foundations of engineering economy, cash flow and equivalence, and project justification. Introduction to project management, planning, scheduling, and control, use of project management software, GANTT charts, PERT charts, and critical path. Students prepare proposals, including specifications, timelines, schedule, and budget, for projects to be implemented in EEEN 4370 - Capstone Projects.  This course should be taken the semester preceding EEEN 4370 Capstone Design .  Prerequisite: EEEN 3330 Control Systems I, EEEN 3310 Electromagnetic Theory , and EEEN 3350 Electronic Systems Design


  
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    EEEN 4310 - Signal Processing

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)

    Discrete time signals & systems, z-transform, discrete Fourier transform, flow graph and matrix representation of digital filters, digital filter design techniques and computation of the fast Fourier transform (FFT). MATLAB software package is heavily utilized in this course.

      Prequisite: EEEN 3330 Control Systems I  Offering: Fall


  
  
  
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    EEEN 4370 - Capstone Design

    3 sem. hrs. (1:5)

    This course allows students to employ the knowledge attained in other courses to implement (including building, testing, and documenting) an approved project, within budget and on schedule. Course requirements include a written report and oral presentations.  Prerequisite: EEEN 4240 - Project Management . Corequisites:  EEEN 4333 Machine Vision and Image Processing  , COMM 1315 Public Speaking Public Speaking . To be taken in the student’s final long semester before graduation.


  
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    EEEN 4390 - Special Topics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Course that addresses a specialized field in electrical engineering. Prerequisites differ according to the course being offered.
  
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    EEEN 4420 - Engineering Measurements

    4 sem. hrs. (2:4) Principles of physical measurements; standards, calibration, error estimation; static and dynamic performance of measuring systems; laboratory experience, experiment planning, report writing. The purpose of this course is for students to gain proficiency in designing, assembling, and operating an experiment; and analyzing and presenting experimental results. This encompasses skills such as an understanding control and data acquisition electronics, operation and limitation of modern sensors, calibration and error analysis, assessing applicability of theory and the impact of secondary experimental variables, and writing and presenting reports and analysis. ENGR 2460 Circuit Analysis (or equivalent) and senior standing.
  
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    ENGR 1211 - Foundations of Engineering I

    2 sem. hrs. (1:2) Introduction to the engineering profession, ethics, and disciplines; development of skills in teamwork, problem solving and design; other topics include computer applications and programming; visualization, orthographic drawings and CAD tools; introduction to electrical circuits, semiconductor devices, digital logic, communications and their application in systems; Newton’s laws, unit conversions, statistics, Excel; basic graphics skills. Offering: Fall and Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 1201
  
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    ENGR 1312 - Engineering Graphics I

    3 sem. hrs. (2:2) Topics include, depending on the major: emphasis on computer applications and programming and solids modeling using CAD tools or other software; fundamentals of engineering science; advanced graphic skills. Offered Fall and Spring. TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 1304
  
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    ENGR 2105 - Electrical Circuits Laboratory

    1 sem. hrs. (0:3) Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2305 involving DC and AC circuit theory, network theorems, time, and frequency domain circuit analysis. Introduction to principles and operation of basic laboratory equipment; laboratory report preparation. Co-requisite: ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits  
  
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    ENGR 2106 - Digital Systems Laboratory

    1 sem. hrs. (0:3)

    Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2306 involving design, construction, and analysis of combinational and sequential digital circuits and systems, including logic gates, adders, multiplexers, encoders, decoders, arithmetic logic units, latches, flip-flops, registers, and counters; preparation of laboratory reports.

      Co-requisite: ENGR 2306 Digital Systems  


  
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    ENGR 2305 - Electrical Circuits

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)

    Principles of electrical circuits and systems. Basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Topology of electrical networks; Kirchhoff ‘s laws; node and mesh analysis; DC circuit analysis; operational amplifiers; transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis; AC circuit analysis; first- and second-order circuits; Bode plots; and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems. 

    Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 PHYS 2425 - University Physics I , MATH 2414 MATH 2414 - Calculus II  


  
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    ENGR 2306 - Digital Systems

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)

    Introduction to theory and design of digital logic, circuits, and systems. Number systems, operations and codes; logic gates; Boolean Algebra and logic simplification; Karnaugh maps; combinational logic; functions of combinational Logic; flip-flops and related devices; counters; shift registers; sequential logic; memory and storage. 

    Co-requisites: ENGR 2106 - Digital Systems Laboratory  and MATH 2305 - Discrete Mathematics I  .  Prerequisite: MATH 1314 - College Algebra .  Offered: Fall and Spring


  
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    ENGR 2316 - Thermodynamics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Theory and application of energy methods in engineering; conservation of mass and energy; energy transfer by heat, work and mass; thermodynamic properties; analysis of open and closed systems; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy; gas, vapor and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisites:   and   .  Offering: Fall Spring
  
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    ENGR 2322 - Materials Science

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Structure and properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials; microstructure, mechanical testing, phase diagrams, heat treatment, testing, ceramics, polymers, composites, construction materials, failure analysis, nondestructive evaluation, corrosion and thermal properties of materials . Prerequisites:   ,   .  Offering: Fall Spring
  
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    ENGR 2325 - Statics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0)  

    Theory of engineering mechanics involving forces, moments, and couples on stationary structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free body diagrams; truss analysis; friction; centroids; centers of gravity and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: 

       Offering: Fall Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 2301

  
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    ENGR 2326 - Dynamics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Theory of engineering mechanics involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.  Prerequisite:   and   .  Offered: Fall Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 2302
  
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    ENGR 2460 - Circuit Analysis

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) This course covers principles of electronics: charge, voltage, resistance, current, and power; Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws; RC and LC circuits; periodic functions, average and RMS measurements; transformers, electrical measurement instruments. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with devices and circuits discussed in the classroom. Prerequisite:   . Offered: Fall/Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 2305
  
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    ENGR 3315 - Fluid Mechanics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Fluid properties, fluid statics, dynamics, and kinematics, conservation of energy and momentum incompressible, laminar and turbulent flow. Similitude and dimensional analysis, and viscous flow. Prerequisites:   and  . Prerequisite or corequisite:  . Offered: Fall Spring
  
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    ENGR 3320 - Strength of Materials

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Concepts in strength of materials, stress, strain; deformation under load, direct, shear, and combined stresses; stress concentrations, bending stresses and torsional shear stresses, deflection in beams and shafts; columns, and pressure vessels. Prerequisite:   and   .  Offered: Fall Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGR 2332
  
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    ENGR 3350 - Manufacturing Processes

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Introduction to metal and non-metallic manufacturing processes; casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, sheet metal forming, cutting tools turning and milling operations, abrasive machining, welding and joining, powder compaction, molding, forming of plastics, surface treatment, human factors and safety. Prerequisite:  ,   and   .  Offered: Fall Spring
  
  
  
  
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    ENGR 4390 - Special Topics in Engineering

    1-3 sem. hrs. Subject material variable. May be repeated for credit when topics are different. Prerequisite: Junior or senior level standing, specifics vary depending upon topic.  Offered: As needed
    Offered on demand. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.

    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENGR 4444 - Engineering Measurements

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3)

    A very significant part of designing electronic instruments involves selecting the appropriate physical devices to translate quantities to be measured into voltages or currents that can be sensed with electronic circuits. The range of sensors and transducers available will be studied with examples from industry and medical instrumentation. The course will explore in some detail the use of analog to digital (A/D) and digital to analog (D/A) converters and their applications. Students will also learn to use complete A/D-microprocessor-D/A systems since these are part of nearly all instruments now. In this course students will learn to build a complete instrument by combining analog and digital components and using advanced algorithms. We will review the basic concepts from analog electronics and real-time event driven programming one needs to understand in order to construct such instruments and experiment through a series of labs. Prerequisites:  EEEN 2306  Digital Systems, EEEN 3315 EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II    Offered: Fall



Engineering Technology

  
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    EEEN 3345 - Electronic Devices and Circuits

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) The applications of electronic devices, including linear and non-linear Op-Amp circuits, oscillators, wave-shaping circuits, active filters, rectifiers, voltage regulators, and power supplies; industrial electronics. Prerequisite: EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II .  Offered Fall and Spring.
  
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    EEEN 4331 - Power Transmission and Distribution

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) This course covers principles of power transmission and distribution. Topics include unbalanced distribution; point to point measurements, operation control of systems; power systems; transmission lines; fault analysis; line modeling and unit analysis. Prerequisites:EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II  (or equivalent), and senior standing.  Offered Fall or Spring. 
  
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    EEEN 4332 - Power Protection Systems

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Course topics include safety, reliability and availability in power systems; breaker operation; relay operation and relay circuit design; fault tolerance; cost analysis; control systems and sytem surveillance. Prerequisites: EEEN 3315 - Electrical Circuits II  (or equivalent) and senior standing.  Offered in Fall. 
  
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    ENTC 2325 - Statics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Theory of engineering mechanics involving forces, moments, and couples on stationary structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free body diagrams; truss analysis; friction; centroids; centers of gravity and moments of inertia. Prerequisite:  . Offered: Fall/Spring
  
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    ENTC 2326 - Dynamics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Theory of engineering mechanics involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.  

    Prerequisite: 

      .  Offered: Fall/Spring

     


  
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    ENTC 2414 - Circuit Analysis I

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Fundamental aspects of DC circuit analysis: charge, voltage, resistance, current, and power; Ohm’s Law; methods of analysis; series and parallel circuits; Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws; Thevenin and Norton Theorems; electrical measurement instruments; and use of analysis software. Prerequisite:   Co-requisite:   .  Offered: Fall/Spring TCCNS Equivalent: ENGT 1401
  
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    ENTC 2490 - Special Topics

    1-4 sem. hrs. Subject material variable. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisites:Varies. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    ENTC 3220 - Thermal-Fluids Laboratory

    2 sem. hrs. (0:4) Application of  measurement instrumentation and experimental techniques utilized in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.  Experiments and project in hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, and thermodynamics. Prerequisites / corequisites:  ENTC 3306 - Fluid Mechanics  and ENTC 3320 - Thermodynamics  .  Offered in Spring. 
  
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    ENTC 3302 - Manufacturing Processes

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Introduction to metal and non-metallic manufacturing processes; casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, sheet metal forming, cutting tools turning and milling operations, abrasive machining, welding and joining, powder compaction, molding, forming of plastics, surface treatment, human factors and safety. Prerequisites:   ,   , and   .  Offered: Fall/Spring
  
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    ENTC 3306 - Fluid Mechanics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Fluid properties, fluid statics, dynamics, and kinematics, conservation of energy and momentum incompressible, laminar and turbulent flow. Similitude and dimensional analysis, and viscous flow.

      Prerequisite:

      . Offered: Fall (Spring as needed)

  
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    ENTC 3308 - Strength of Materials

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Concepts in strength of materials, stress, strain; torsion; deformation under load; direct, shear, and combined stresses; shear and moment diagrams; mohr’s circle; stress concentrations, bending stresses and torsional shear stresses, deflection in beams and shafts; columns, connections, and pressure vessels. Prerequisites:  and   . Offered: Fall (Spring as needed)
  
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    ENTC 3320 - Thermodynamics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Theory and application of energy methods in engineering; conservation of mass and energy; energy transfer by heat, work and mass; thermodynamic properties; analysis of open and closed systems; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy; gas, vapor and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisites:  and   .  Offered: Fall/Spring
  
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    ENTC 3323 - Robotics and Automation

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Automation in a manufacturing and assembly setting, material handling systems, remote guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, computer numerical machine tools, robotics. Prerequisite:   Offered: Spring
  
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    ENTC 3350 - Human Factors Engineering

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Application of human factors engineering principles utilized in mechanical system and product design.  Overview of human characteristics and research and design techniques. Prerequisite / corequisite:  ENTC 3302 - Manufacturing Processes .  Offered in Fall and Spring.  
  
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    ENTC 3410 - Material Science

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Structure and properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials; microstructure, mechanical testing, phase diagrams, heat treatment, testing, ceramics, polymers, composites, construction materials, failure analysis, nondestructive evaluation, corrosion and thermal properties of materials . Prerequisite:   and   .
  
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    ENTC 3415 - Circuit Analysis II

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) AC circuit analysis principles: AC generation, periodic functions, complex numbers, phasors, impedance and admittance, network theorems, power, frequency response, filters, transformers, and balanced three-phase systems; and use of analysis software. Prerequisites:  .
  
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    ENTC 3416 - Digital Fundamentals

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Introduces the principles of digital logic analysis and design: logic functions; logic gates, number systems and conversions; Boolean algebra; logic simplification, combinational circuits, programmable logic devices, sequential circuits, and use of analysis and simulation software. Co-requisite:   .
  
  
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    ENTC 3444 - Electronic Devices and Circuits I

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) An introduction to semiconductor theory; solid state devices, including diodes, Bipolar Junction transistors, JFETs, and MOSFETs; principles of operational amplifiers; transducers and sensors. Prerequisites:   .
  
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    ENTC 3450 - Electronic System Design

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Principles of engineering design of electronic circuits and systems; time and frequency responses; network analysis; systems specifications; evaluation, testing, and verification; use of electronic design automation tools. Prerequisites:   .
  
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    ENTC 3455 - Solid Modeling and Finite Elements

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Use of computer aided design and solid modeling tools in engineering design and manufacturing including: solid modeling, stress, flow and heat transfer analysis using finite element methods, and rapid prototyping. Prerequisite:   . Offered: Spring
  
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    ENTC 4210 - Solid Mechanics Laboratory

    2 sem. hrs. (0:4) Experimental principles from Strength of Materials, and experiments and computer-based analysis of machine elements and structures for Strength of Material and Solid Mechanics. Prerequisite / corequisite:  ENTC 4330 - Solid Mechanics  .  Offered in Fall and Spring.
  
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    ENTC 4320 - Heat Transfer

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Fundamental study of convection, conduction and radiation as applied to heat transfer, heat exchangers, boilers, other heat transfer equipment. Prerequisite:   and   .  Offered: Spring
  
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    ENTC 4322 - Programmable Logic Controllers

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Introduction to PLCs and their use in industrial automation. Topics include programming, counters, timers, interrupts, and process control applications. Prerequisite:    . Offered: As needed
  
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    ENTC 4330 - Solid Mechanics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Stress analysis of deformable bodies and mechanical elements; stress transformation; combined loading; failure modes; material failure theories; fracture and fatigue; deflections and instabilities; thick cylinders; curved beams; design of structural/mechanical members; design processes for shafts, bearings, springs, fasteners, and mechanical joints. Prerequisite:  ENTC 3308 - Strength of Materials .  Offered in Fall and Spring
  
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    ENTC 4331 - Unit Processes

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Principles and methods for staged separation processes including distillation, absorption and stripping, extraction, and adsorption systems.  Offered in Fall and Spring Prerequisite:  ENTC 4320 Heat Transfer  
  
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    ENTC 4332 - Process Modeling and Control

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Process modeling, dynamics, and feedback control. Linear control theory. Application of Laplace transforms and frequency response to the analysis of open-loop and closed-loop process dynamics. Dynamic response characteristics of processes. Stability analysis and gain/phase margins. Design and tuning of systems for control of level, flow, and temperature.  Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite:  ENTC 3306 Fluid Mechanics  
  
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    ENTC 4333 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Fundamental principles of chemical reaction engineering and application to design and analysis of basic chemical reactors containing both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisites:  ENTC 4331 Unit Processes  and ENTC 4332 Process Modeling and Control 
  
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    ENTC 4335 - Energy Conversion

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) Installation, design characteristics, operational performance, and maintenance of motors, turbines, pumps and compressors. Introduction to global energy concerns; fossil and nuclear fuels; energy consumption analysis; energy management and conservation techniques; renewable and alternative energy sources. Modern energy conversion devices such as fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and micro-power turbines. Prerequisite:   . Offered: as needed
  
  
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    ENTC 4360 - Mechanical System Design

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Analysis, management and cost, team work, optimal design, and computer simulation of mechanical systems and components; Applications in fluid flow and heat transfer, machine elements, and stress analysis. Selected course topics are assigned as projects. Prerequisite:   .
  
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    ENTC 4415 - Project Justification and Management

    4 sem. hrs. (3:2) Foundations of engineering economy, cash flow and equivalence, and project justification. Introduction to project management, planning, scheduling, and control, use of project management software, GANTT charts, PERT charts, critical path. Students prepare proposals, including specifications, timelines, schedule, and budget, for projects to be implemented in   . Prerequisite: Senior Standing. This course should be taken the semester preceding   . Offered: Spring
  
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    ENTC 4420 - Embedded Systems

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Characteristics of embedded systems, system design, interface devices, memory management, interrupt support, input/output applications, software-hardware co-design, modular programming, multitasking, simulation, and control of external devices. Prerequisites:    or   .
  
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    ENTC 4446 - Control Systems I

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Introduction to control systems; open and feedback; Laplace transform and frequency response; control valves; electric motors; P, PI, and PID modes of control; analog and digital controllers Process characteristics; analysis of control systems; gain and phase margin; stability. Prerequisites:   .
  
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    ENTC 4490 - Selected Topics

    3-4 sem. hrs. Subject material variable. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisites: Vary.  Offered: As needed
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    ENTC 4496 - Directed Independent Study

    1-4 sem. hrs. Requires a formal proposal of study to be completed in advance of registration, approval of supervising faculty and chairperson. Prerequisites: Varies.

Environmental Science

  
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    ESCI 1401 - Environmental Science I: Intro to Environmental Science

    4 sem. hrs. (3:2) Principles of the scientific method and critical thinking provide a foundation for subsequent consideration of environmental issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Laboratory exercises and local field experiences reinforce concepts introduced in the lectures. Corequisite:  SMTE 0096 Environmental Science Laboratory Safety Seminar required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. TCCNS Equivalent: ENVR 1401
    This course counts toward the natural science component of the University Core Curriculum.Fall, Spring.

  
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    ESCI 1490 - Selected Topics

    1-4 sem. hrs. Subject materials variable. May be repeated for credit when topics are significantly different. Faculty approval required.
    Offered on sufficient demand.

  
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    ESCI 3202 - Professional Skills

    2 sem. hrs. (2:0) Presentation and discussion of selected topics relating to the professional skills of practicing environmental scientists including literature searches, reviews, paper presentation, professional and career opportunities, professional ethics.
    Fall, Spring.

  
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    ESCI 3351 - Oceanography

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Methods and principles of oceanography. A survey of oceanography with emphasis placed on the physical processes affecting water and water masses of the world oceans. Prerequisites: CHEM 1412, or ESCI 1401, or GEOL 1403, or permission of instructor.
    Fall (on sufficient demand), Spring.

  
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    ESCI 3403 - Introduction to Meteorology

    4 sem. hrs. (3:2) This course is an introduction to meteorology and the dynamics of planetary atmospheres. Emphasis on atmospheric accretion, composition, evolution, structure, and dynamics. Lab exercises cover basic measurement techniques, weather maps, and forecasting. A student cannot receive credit for both this course and ATSC 2403 - Introduction to Meteorology .  Co-requisite:  SMTE 0094 - Environmental Science Laboratory Safety Seminar - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar mustb e completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course.
    Fall, Spring (on sufficient demand).

 

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