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Special Topics Courses

Spring Semester 2015


AGEC 499 — Advanced Agricultural Lending (3 credits)
Application of credit analysis principles including loan structure, financial analysis, borrower-lender relationship, legal aspect of lending, collateral valuation, and role of financial intermediaries in agriculture. Prereq: AGEC 246 or FIN 320.

ANSC 399 — Fundamentals of Animal Disease II (Canine, Feline, and Equine) (3 credits)
Basic principles of disease processes and prevention. Comparative review emphasizing infectious and management related diseases in domestic animals with a focus on canine, feline and equine species. An emphasis will be placed on public health. Prereq: VETS 135 or BIOL 220.

AHSS 796 — Emerging Trends in Teaching and Learning Online (3 credits)
Study of the theory, historical development, and practical applications of the distance education movement. Examination of learning theory and instructional design theory as it relates to online course development.

BIOC 791 — Structural Basis of Membrane Transport and Signaling (3 credits)
Advanced topics in membrane transport and signaling will be discussed. Focus will be on the structure and function of proteins involved in these processes and events. Prereq: BIOC 660 or BIOC 701.

CE 499/696 — Environmental Engineering Design (3 credits)
Engineering design process that integrates various design principles and components with a focus on environmental engineering systems. Prereq: CE 370 and CE 408.

CJ/POLS 399 — Federal Law Enforcement and Crime Policy (3 credits)
Examination of the history, development, current make-up, and jurisdiction of federal law enforcement in the United States, as well as the role of the federal government in setting national crime policy.

FIN 499 — Using Bloomberg (3 credits)
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal System. Students will learn to navigate and use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze financial markets, assess economic scenarios, and interpret key news events impacting the global economy. Department consent required. Prereq: FIN 410 and students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Co-req: FIN 420.

LANG 199 — Dakota Language I (3 credits)
An introduction to the Dakota language; essential grammar, pronunciation, and high-frequency vocabulary to develop conversational proficiency.

LANG 199 — Dakota Language II (3 credits)
An introduction to the Dakota language; essential grammar, pronunciation, and high-frequency vocabulary to develop conversational proficiency. Prereq: Dakota Language I or the equivalent.

LANG 796 — English Language and Classroom Skills for International GTAs (5 credits)
Development of academic oral communication and teaching skills for international graduate teaching assistants. English pronunciation, accuracy, fluency, vocabulary development, and basic classroom teaching skills. Repeatable for credit. S/U grading.

MLS/RC/RS 199 — Understanding and Developing Compassion as a Patient Care Provider (1 credit)
Examination of multiple perspectives on compassion, and reflection on the role of compassion and empathy broadly and in relation to healthcare. Opportunity to apply these concepts through volunteer service in a patient care setting. Prereq: Pre-Radiologic Sciences, Pre-Respiratory Care or Pre-Medical Laboratory Science majors only.

MLS/NURS/PHRM/RC/RS 499 — Interprofessional Health Care Practice (3 credits)
This course is designed for pharmacy, nursing, and allied science students to learn necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge to function as an effective member of the health care team.

MRKT 499 — Advanced Professional Selling (1 credit)
A group study of the known and established literature of a field, or other evidence, for purposes of scholarly development. In this case, the development of understanding of advanced professional selling frameworks. Prereq: MRKT 430. Co-req: MRKT 430, MRKT 434.

MRKT 499 — Customer Relationship Management and Sales Technology (3 credits)
Introduction to principles of customer relationship management, sales automation, and use of technology in professional sales. Prereq: MRKT 320 and 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

NURS 399 — Transcultural Health Care (1 credit)
Health needs of people from various cultures are studied within a framework for cultural assessment and intervention. Cultural definitions of health and illness, values, beliefs, and behaviors are explored. Prereq: admission to the professional Nursing program.

Fall Semester 2014


CE 499/696 — Groundwater Remediation (3 credits)
Science and technology involved in groundwater contaminant remediation including modeling groundwater remediation systems. Prereq: CE 370 and at least junior standing.

ECE 499/696 — RF and Microwave Circuit Analysis and Design for Wireless Systems (3 credits)
This course will focus on the analysis and design of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave circuits. In particular, circuits such as oscillators, filters, power dividers, amplifiers, mixers and modulators will be studied for wireless systems. Prereq: ECE 351.

HDFS 796 — Readings and Research in Developmental Science (1 credit)
Professional socialization and development for graduate students in developmental science. All students will read and discuss current research articles focusing on developmental issues throughout the lifespan.

HIST 499 — Digital History (3 credits)
This course will focus on creating digital history, and incorporate readings, discussion, digital fundamentals, creative thinking, and hands-on-learning in a collaborative environment and develop a project based on local history resources. Prereq: at least sophomore standing.

LANG 796 — English Language and Classroom Skills for International GTAs (3-5 credits)
Development of academic oral communication and teaching skills for international graduate teaching assistants. English pronunciation, accuracy, fluency, vocabulary development, and basic classroom teaching skills. Repeatable for credit. S/U grading.

MICR 791 — Foundations in Science and Applied Microbiology (2 credits)
Development of analytical ability and knowledge of applied microbiology via critical analysis of biomedical literature.

POLS 499 — European Union Politics (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the political history and institutions of the European Union.

UNIV 199 — Cultural Diversity Scholars (2 credits)
This course is intended for students newly admitted to NDSU. As part of the course, students will develop a sense of community with other multicultural students, academic success strategies, and work with faculty and staff mentors.

Summer Sessions 2014


CM&E 499/696 — Geostatistics for Engineers and Scientists (4 credits)
This course is an introduction to geostatistical concepts applicable to construction-site, oil/gas, environmental, transportation, agricultural, and other spatial data and phenomena. It covers exploratory data analysis, variogram modeling, kriging and co-kriging. Prereq: junior or senior standing.


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