Special Topics Courses
Spring Semester 2020
ACCT 499 - Advanced Projects Using Excel (3 credits)
This course is a senior level advanced course that focuses on the construction of spreadsheets using a case-based method. The spreadsheets would be accounting and business related. i.e., well-designed spreadsheets that provide information useful for decision-making. Prereq: Senior standing in the College of Business or the Department of Agribusiness.
ANSC 796 - Introduction to R Programming in Quantitative Genetics (1 credit)
Introduction to using R software and environment for statistical computing basics and applied problem-solving techniques for higher level programming related to quantitative genetics.
CPM 796 - Polymeric Materials Design (3 credits)
Utilization of organic, polymer and supramolecular chemistry principles for synthesis and modification of polymeric materials for applications in materials science, surface coatings, nanotechnology, engineering and biomaterials design. Prereq: CPM 673
MIS 499 - Blockchain Commerce (3 credits)
This course examines the potential of conducting commercial activity using blockchain technology, the distributed ledger technology where records are maintained on a network of peer-to-peer member computers. Topics include cryptography, hashing, security, consensus, mining, trustless systems, economics of bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, public versus permissioned blockchains, and smart contracts. Prereq: MIS 320.