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  • AEA 678 - Multimedia: Theory and Practice in the Arts, Spring 2019
  • Explores new media in the arts, both in theory and in practice, particularly as it can be used in arts leadership.
  • AEA 575 - Contemporary Trends in Art Education, Spring 2019
  • The relation between theory and practice in art education is introduced and examined through analysis of topics currently affecting the field.
  • AEA 594 - Seminar in Art Museum, Spring 2019
  • Study of the functions of an art museum collection, preservation, exhibitions, research and interpretation of art objects. Visits to North Texas museums required.
  • ART 581 - Digital Art Studio, Spring 2019
  • Topics classes, focusing on new and experimental subject matter in the digital media environment.
  • ART 520 - Contemporary Architecture, Spring 2019
  • Biological, structural and social problems of human shelter; analysis of achievement in contemporary architecture.
  • BIO 506 - Forensic Biology, Spring 2019
  • Specific titles vary but may include forensic entomology, forensic toxicology or forensic biology of the human skeleton.
  • BIO 504 - Tracing Darwin's Path, Spring 2019
  • Annual in-depth field course that explores sub-Antarctic biota, geography, history, cultures and ecosystems of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, integrating ecological science and field environmental ethics approaches to the study and conservation of biocultural diversity.
  • BIO 537 - Molecular Toxicology, Spring 2019
  • In-depth discussion of toxicology at the biochemical and molecular level to include a discussion of a variety of toxic modes of action, modern techniques used in molecular toxicology, and current toxilogical research literature. Includes the writing of a mock grant proposal.
  • BIO 654 - Neurochemistry, Spring 2019
  • Chemistry of the nervous system and behavior; pharmacology, anatomy and physiology of neurotransmitter systems; current techniques in neurochemistry and neuropharmacology.
  • BCS 562 - Networking and Telecommunications, Spring 2019
  • Examines strategic impact on the business organization of the convergence of telecommunications and computer topics. Includes the design and organizational restructuring issues associated with new technologies in telecommunications.
  • BUS 519 - Administrative Strategy, Spring 2019
  • Capstone course providing the integration of functional areas of business administration. Requires students to determine policy at the general- or top-management level. Students address strategic organizational problems and the optimization of the total enterprise. Includes the use of lectures, case analysis and special topics.
  • CHE 135 - General Chemistry, Spring 2019
  • Primarily for science majors, premed students, and engineering students. Introduces the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry, including stoichiometry, the structure of matter, energy relationships involved in the transformation of matter, the dynamics of such transformations, and some descriptive chemistry of the important elements.
  • COM 574 - Visual Rhetoric, Spring 2019
  • Study of the effect and effectiveness of images in a number of contexts. An introduction to studies on visual culture, which includes topics such as iconography, memory studies, photojournalism and democracy, desire and the image, archiving, body politics, and spectatorship and the politics of viewing.
  • CSE 134 - Principles of Computer Science, Spring 2019
  • Introduces the fundamental concepts of computer science and object-oriented design of reusable modules. Covers basic object-oriented concepts of composition, inheritance, polymorphism, and containers. First course for computer science and computer engineering majors and minors.
  • CSE 234 - Data Structures, Spring 2019
  • Emphasizes the object-oriented implementation of data structures and associated algorithms, including sorting algorithms, linked lists, stacks, queues, binary trees, and priority queues. Introduces graphs and algorithm analysis, and covers object-oriented software engineering strategies and approaches to programming.
  • CSE 335 - Fundamentals of Algorithms, Spring 2019
  • Introduces algorithm analysis; big-Oh, omega, and theta notation; and algorithm classification by efficiency. Also, basic algorithm design strategies and approaches to problem-solving (e.g., greedy, divide and conquer, and dynamic programming), an introduction to graph algorithms, and intractability.
  • CSE 334 - Programming Languages, Spring 2019
  • Provides an understanding of how advances in hardware and networks have influenced the design and capabilities of programming languages from the 1950s to the present. Covers major programming paradigms (procedural, declarative, object-oriented, and functional) and requires problem-solving using a variety of languages. Topics include the history of programming languages, the Chomsky language hierarchy, the development of formal models for specifying languages, data structures for programming language implementation, and the ways different languages deal with problem of concurrency in a world of multicore and distributed computing.
  • CSE 521 - Machine Learning, Spring 2019
  • Theory and practice of machine learning. Decision trees, neural network learning, statistical learning methods, genetic algorithms, Bayesian learning methods, rule-based learning and reinforcement learning. Improved learning through bagging, boosting and ensemble learning. Practical applications of machine learning algorithms.
  • CSE 538 - Data Mining, Spring 2019
  • Introduction to data mining which includes main data mining tasks, e.g. classification, clustering, association rules, and outlier detection, and some of the latest developments, e.g. mining spatial data and web data.
  • DSC 501 - Statistical Analysis, Spring 2019
  • Basic descriptive and inferential statistics; includes frequency distributions, averages, dispersions, index numbers, time-series analysis, probability, theoretical distributions, sampling distribution, estimation, tests of significance, chi-square, regression and correlation, analysis of variance and sample design
  • DSC 521 - Model-Based Business Intelligence, Spring 2019
  • Explains how model-based business intelligence systems aid managerial decision processes. Attention is paid to how and why such models are used in a business intelligence systems environment. Topics include the use of mathematical, statistical and business models that are embedded in business intelligence decision systems for dealing with both structured and semi-structured decision problems. Students identify opportunities and problems for which the use of modeling will enhance a decision maker’s chance of success. Different type of models and decision structuring techniques will be compared and contrasted, and appropriate techniques are illustrated to analyze real-life situations.
  • ENG 531 - Studies in Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2019
  • Detailed study of narrowly conceived topics exigent to contemporary rhetorical theory, history and practice.
  • ENG 580 - Studies in Literary Genres, Spring 2019
  • Study of the historical development of one or more literary genres in American, English, continental or world literature, with attention to major practitioners in the genre and to the historical and literary influences on the form.
  • ENG 516 - Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2019
  • Workshop devoted to the writing, reading and analysis of creative nonfiction. Emphasis shifts each semester and may encompass the personal essay, memoir, nature writing, travel writing and the nonfiction short story.
  • ENG 568 - Studies in Global Literature and Culture, Spring 2019
  • Examines world literatures written in English, or in translation, in a project aimed at establishing critical and theoretical paradigms for effective analysis. Primary readings (novels, poetry, films and other forms) typically deal with issues of transnationalism, migration, global and regionalist identities, and cosmopolitanism. Secondary readings establish a foundation in key disciplines such as, but not limited to, nationalism, postcolonialism, anthropology, cognitive sciences and globalization studies.
  • ENG 582 - Screenwriting, Spring 2019
  • Study of the principles of dramatic composition as applied to writing for the motion picture or television screen.
  • ENG 440 - American Drama, Spring 2019
  • Offered as a historical survey of American drama or as a study of major authors and schools. Authors may include O’Neill, Miller, Williams, Hansberry, Albee.
  • GEO 137 - The Solar System, Spring 2019
  • A study of the formation and evolution of the solar system. Discussion of solar system materials, nebular processes, meteorites, the formation and evolution of the planets and their satellites, the origin of stars, and the evidence for the standard model of cosmology.
  • GEO 138 - Earth and Life, Spring 2019
  • Covers the evolution of Earth from the origin of the universe, the evolution of life since its origin, and the relationships between the two, including issues of societal relevance such as energy resources and climate change. Unifying concepts are time and change on astronomical to human scales. Meets once per week at the Perot Museum, supplemented by a field trip to several locations of interest in the Dallas area. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Perot Museum for each class.
  • MAT 330 - Introduction to Linear Algebra, Spring 2019
  • Matrices and linear equations, Gaussian elimination, determinants, rank, geometrical notions, eigenvalue problems, coordinate transformations, norms, inner products, orthogonal projections, and Gram–Schmidt and least squares. Includes computational exercises related to these topics.
  • MAT 133 - Calculus I, Spring 2019
  • Differential and integral calculus for algebraic, trigonometric functions, and other transcendental functions, with applications to curve sketching, velocity, maximum-minimum problems, area and volume.
  • MUG 489 - Studies in Music, Spring 2019
  • Organized classes specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students and demands of program development that are not met by the regular offerings. Short courses and workshops on specific topics organized on a limited-offering basis.
  • MUE 303 - Music Cultures of the World, Spring 2019
  • Survey of music cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Music traditions are studied from a perspective that emphasizes music as an integral part of society and culture.
  • MUE 308 - Studies in Latin-American Music, Spring 2019
  • Study of the traditional and popular music of Latin America in its cultural context using theoretical approaches of ethnomusicology and related disciplines. Countries and topics may vary.
  • MUG 400 - The Business of Music, Spring 2019
  • Survey of the contemporary business of music, focusing on economic realities unique to the music industry and on available career options in music.
  • PHI 105 - Introduction to Philosophy, Spring 2019
  • Survey of leading figures in the history of philosophy (from Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the 20th century) and an examination of central areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, human nature, ethics, political theory and aesthetics.
  • PHI 205 - Introduction to Logic, Spring 2019
  • Focus on critical thinking to develop the skills for making sound arguments and for evaluating the arguments of others in order to recognize the difference between arbitrary and well-reasoned judgments. Topics include deductive and inductive modes of practical reasoning, common fallacies, rules of inference, and the formal rules of logic.
  • PHI 312 - Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2019
  • Examines how people should live together in communities and what legitimate governing institutions best promote the ideals of freedom, justice, rights, democracy, equality and happiness. Topics include civil and human rights, social contract theory, economic justice, group identity, race and gender.
  • PHI 336 - American Philosophy, Spring 2019
  • Examination of the major American philosophies, including pragmatism and process philosophy. Figures might include C.S. Pierce, William James, John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, Alfred North Whitehead, Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty.