Special Topics Courses
Fall Semester 2014
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.
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
No special topics courses are currently scheduled for summer. This section will be updated as courses are added to the schedule. Please check back for updates prior to the start of the Summer/Fall registration period on March 31st.
Spring Semester 2014
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.
AGEC 499/696 — Export Management (3 credits)
Develop skills to help managers avoid the common and not-so-common missteps that can create regulatory headaches and strip them of international customers and profits. Participants will be introduced to international business professionals and a peer network that will discuss the critical elements of operating an export business.
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.
BIOL 199 — Antibiotic Discovery: An Undergraduate Research Course (3 credits)
This course is an authentic research experience for undergraduates. Students in the course will participate in a larger national research initiative aimed at discovering new antibiotics produced by soil bacteria. Prereq: BIOL 150 and BIOL 150L.
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.
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.
CE 796 — Introduction to Intelligent Infrastructure (3 credits)
Intelligent infrastructure and associated technologies for sensing, detection, and measurements used in civil infrastructure applications.
CHEM 199 — Chemistry of Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles (3 credits)
This is a multidisciplinary lecture course with emphasis on the chemistry of renewable energy and electric vehicles.
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/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, 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 299 — Transition from Associate LPN to BSN (2 credits)
Designed to assist returning students in the transition back to school. The course will examine the role of the RN and provide in-depth review of the nursing process. Prereq: Associate degree in Nursing.
WGS 199 — Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (3 credits)
This course offers an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies through history and portrayal of sexuality and gender in arts and literature, popular culture and technology.