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Spring Semester 2017

AGEC 499 — Agriculture Leadership (1 credit)

A course in agricultural leadership and agricultural policy with presentations from policy makers and industry leaders, including analysis of case studies.

AHSS 199 — Reaching Out (1 credit)
During spring semester, students will plan and carry out service learning projects in small groups. May be repeated for credit.

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.

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.

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 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.

MGMT 499 — Modeling the Supply Chain (3 credits)
Development of spreadsheet models representing different positions in the supply chain. The models can be used to enhance decision making and provide a better understanding of how the different stages in a supply chain interact. Prereq: MGMT 320, STAT 330, junior standing and a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

MIS 499 — Managing Information Technology Security (3 credits)
Introduction to managing information security, impact of cyber-attacks on everyday Information Technology operations, the regulatory environment surrounding today’s enterprise, and mitigation techniques. Prereq: MIS 376 or CSCI 459.

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.

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.

Summer Sessions 2018

PSCI 499 —Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Pharmacists (5 credits)
Biochemistry and molecular biology are the basis to describe any biological phenomenon. The primary objective of this course is to provide a strong foundation on the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. The course has been tailored to best prepare pharmacy students for material in subsequent courses. Department permission required to register.

Fall Semester 2018


AHSS 199 - Looking In (1 credit)
This course will focus on emotional intelligence to improve students' academic and personal success. May be repeated for credit.

AHSS 199 - Reaching Out (1 credit)
Students will plan and carry out service learning projects in small groups. May be repeated for credit.

BUSN 791 - Making Persuasive Business Presentations (1 Credit)
Professional business presentation skills, focusing on development of persuasive logic, creation of professional presentation materials incorporating empirical support, and effective delivery. 

FINN 499- Advanced Investment Analysis (3 Credits)
This course is designed to give an intimate look into what life is like as a professional analyst/associate within the finance field, including investment banking, private equity, commercial banking, real estate and others. The course will provide a foundation for Excel modeling, an introduction to various valuation methodologies utilized by practitioners, an introduction to business and industry analysis, an overview of how to effectively write an investment memorandum as well as how to prepare for interviews. The idea is to mimic the life of an analyst, with classes supported by visits and presentations from industry speakers. Prereq: FIN 320. Co-req: FIN 410.

LIB 299 Research in History (1 Credit)
Development of core research skills for historical study including locating, utilizing and evaluating resources, including archival materials.

THEA 399 - Clown (3 Credits)
Clown work is foundational to performance disciplines around the world and is a critical expressive and creative tool for performers. Students will learn rigorous classical technique, develop short pieces, and perform in the community. Prereq: THEA 161.

VETS 399 - Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (2 credits)
Students will be introduced to the biology, reproduction, and husbandry requirements of domestic small mammal and exotic species. The role these species play in the human animal bond will also be addressed. Prereq: VETS 135 and at least sophomore standing. Students must also be one of the following majors: Animal Science, Equine Science or Veterinary Technology.

VETS 399 - Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry Laboratory (1 credit)
A laboratory course for Veterinary Technology students which is designed to supplement material covered in the associated lecture. Handling, restraint, nursing, and management techniques relating to small mammal and exotic species will be covered. Prereq: VETS 135, VETS 136, VETS 256 and students must be admitted to the professional Veterinary Technology program. Co-req: VETS 399: Companion Small Mammal and Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry.

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