Catalog Supplement

This catalog supplement is provided to give a brief overview of the new programs and courses that have been approved since the 2020-2021 catalog was published in August 2020.

(updated April 22, 2021)

New Undergraduate Programs

Program College Description Requirements Effective Term
Architectural Studies BS Westphal This program prepares students for entry-level employment in architecture and in fields related to architecture; however this program is not NAAB accredited and does not directly prepare for architectural licensure and registration. It is the ideal foundation for specialization in other related disciplines such as design research, urban strategies, interior architecture and design, construction management, real estate development, digital media and animation. PDF Fall 2021
Behavioral Economics, Business, and Organizations BS LeBow College of Business: School of Economics Integrates economic modelling with insights from behavioral sciences to analyze and predict human behavior in economic contexts and organizations. The program combines interdisciplinary coursework in economics, psychology, consumer behavior and organizational behavior with comprehensive training in quantitative and research methods. Students will learn how to model behavior, collect and analyze choice data, conduct experiments, and design interventions to shape individual decisions and organizational outcomes. PDF Fall 2021
Climate Change Minor College of Arts and Sciences Provides an overview of the Earth's climate system and the science of climate change, as well as how to understand, mitigate, and adapt to its potential impacts from varied disciplinary perspectives. PDF Fall 2021
Economics and Business BS LeBow College of Business: School of Economics The combined major in economics and business provides the student with the foundational skills of data analysis in economics and the functional fields of business, with a range of elective courses in both fields and overall flexibility that allow the student to build on those skills in the direction of their own interests. PDF Fall 2021
Economics and Data Science BSECDS Interdisciplinary - LeBow College of Business & College of Computing and Informatics Economics and Data Science is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students to work in an economy that has been transformed by the emergence of digital commerce and massive amounts of data. Coursework in data science teaches students how to manage, manipulate, and parse data to extract knowledge and insight. PDF Fall 2021
Economics and Mathematics BS LeBow College of Business: School of Economics The combined major in economics and mathematics is intended for students with a strong intellectual interest in economics, applied mathematics, and econometrics. Emphasizes economics courses with more formal mathematical analysis and contains a high math course requirement, thereby allowing students to understand and conduct more advanced research in economics and quantitative analysis. PDF Fall 2021
Economics and Public Health BS LeBow College of Business: School of Economics Through the study of both economics and public health, students in this major gain a unique understanding of the factors underlying our health and well-being. The curriculum is interdisciplinary drawing from the physical sciences, economics, and the four areas of public health: epidemiology, community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy. PDF Fall 2021
Linguistics Minor College of Arts and Sciences Linguists study language form, meaning and context, especially by observing and analyzing human communication in its many spoken and written varieties. A knowledge of linguistics is the basis for studies in language diversity and communicative competence, the psychology of language, educational aspects of language that affect learners and classrooms, the formal logic and languages of philosophy and computer science, and the biological science of speech pathology. PDF Fall 2021
Special Education PK-12 BS School of Education Offers students the opportunity to develop professional knowledge and skills to assist these learners in a full or part time option. PDF Fall 2021
Teacher Education BS: Computer Science School of Education This is a recently created certification area within the Pennsylvania Department of Education to develop well-prepared computer science teachers for the state of Pennsylvania. PDF Fall 2021

New Graduate Programs

Program College Description Requirements Effective Term
Applied Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Data Science Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics Provides the quantitative foundations, data analysis and interpretation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and other related electives. PDF Fall 2021
Arts in Public Health Graduate Minor School of Public Health Builds on Philadelphia’s renowned commitment to the arts and community, and strengthens the CHP Department’s and the Dornsife School of Public Health’s focus on neighborhoods, resilience, social determinants of health, and addressing disparities. It also builds on the growing evidence base linking the built environment, creative arts and health (i.e. creative placemaking) as well as the global “Arts and Health” movement focused on social change. PDF Fall 2021
Big Data Analytics Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics Provides big data analytics skills including cloud computing, distributed computing, natural language processing as well as the opportunity of practicing their skills in the capstone projects. PDF Fall 2021
Business Information Technology MS Interdisciplinary - LeBow College of Business & College of Computing and Informatics Prepares students for work related to applying information technology in organizations. Students completing the program will understand how information technology is managed in an organizational environment, how it helps to solve organizational problems, and how it can be used to transform an organization. PDF Fall 2021
Change Leadership Strategy Post-Bacc Certificate LeBow College of Business Students will learn applicable skills that cover both strategic management such as strategic thinking, managing innovation, and forecasting technological change as well as organizational behavior such as vision, communication, and motivation. PDF Fall 2021
Change Leadership Strategy Graduate Minor LeBow College of Business This minor will enable students to develop knowledge and skills in order to drive change in a variety of organizational and team based settings. The minor builds from courses to enable an understanding of both change generation as well as change execution. Students will learn applicable skills that cover both strategic management such as strategic thinking, managing innovation, and forecasting technological change as well as organizational behavior such as vision, communication, and motivation. PDF Fall 2021
Computing Systems Security and Privacy Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics This certificate provides broad technical expertise in software security, network security, and computer privacy. It includes introductory courses in security engineering and computer privacy that cover the technical fundamentals. Electives provide additional in-depth expertise in operating systems, computer networks, and cryptography, which are essential bodies of knowledge to be able to do technical work in modern computer systems security. PDF Fall 2021
Creative Education and Entrepreneurship MS School of Education This degree program will allow students to develop the skills associated with creativity and entrepreneurial mindsets along with the tools necessary to lead organizations that foster a culture of innovation. Students will experience both foundational and applied aspects of the creative process and entrepreneurial thinking as they engage in project-based learning experiences which will allow them to immediately apply their coursework on issues relevant to their work experiences and environments. PDF Fall 2021
Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education The 9-credit certificate can be completed in either 6 or 9 months with the student simultaneously continuously applying the course content to issues relevant to the their work experiences and environments. In addition to learning the skills and techniques of creativity and innovation, the program details the 'why' behind what 'makes' the tools and techniques work which may be customized and individualize to fit the employees' and organization's unique needs. PDF Fall 2021
Digital Transformation Post-Bacc Certificate Interdisciplinary - LeBow College of Business & College of Computing and Informatics Prepares students to understand and work with technologies that are reshaping the way contemporary businesses operate and compete. Courses provide fundamental knowledge of the technological landscape, business applications, management, and strategic considerations. PDF Fall 2021
Disability and Health Equity Policy Post-Bacc Certificate School of Public Health Prepares students for leadership roles in supporting effective and equitable policy development, implementation, and evaluation PDF Fall 2021
Elementary Education (PK and Special Education) BS / MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track) MS School of Education Offers a flexible, innovative curriculum with a unique emphasis on creative problem solving and the application of the latest technologies to learning. This accelerated degree program allows candidates to pursue a BS in Education (Elementary/PK-4) with Pennsylvania initial state teacher certification and continue for a fifth graduate year to complete the MS in Teaching Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track). PDF Fall 2021
Finance MS LeBow College of Business Designed to develop skills to make important strategic financial decisions using data-driven insights. The program offers the option of pursuing a specialization in Strategic Finance and Risk, Corporate Finance, Investments, or FinTech. PDF Fall 2021
Hardware Systems Engineering Post-Bacc Certificate College of Engineering This graduate certificate will enhance the skills of engineers who work in areas of product design and development related to a variety of industries, but mostly Department of Defense (DoD). PDF Spring 2021
Healthcare Simulation MS College of Nursing and Health Professions Prepares nurses, healthcare professionals, and simulation technicians to meet future challenges in both academic and professional spaces. Specialized training in simulation-based education, partnered with advanced education in patient safety, prepares students to be leaders in their fields. PDF Fall 2021
Higher Education Leadership Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This certificate provides an overview of career paths in colleges and universities, as well as national and international organizations, foundations, associations, and corporations that make up the broader higher education landscape. Opportunities for future practitioners in administrative and leadership positions in higher education settings are explored. PDF Fall 2021
Introduction to Data Science Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics Provides the basic skills in Python programing, exploratory data analytics using R, and other relevant electives. PDF Fall 2021
Instructional Design for e-Learning Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education Prepares students to apply the principles, theories, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse e-Learning settings. This program focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for aspiring learning design professionals for PK-20 education, adult education, and workplace training who want to add formal instructional design credentials to their portfolio of preparation. It specifically addresses the needs of the millennial learner and collaborative, networked communities seeking to design e-learning experiences. PDF Fall 2021
Learning Analytics Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education Designed to increase the ability of education practitioners to understand and improve instructional processes, understand the role of data in organizational change, and lead change in educational systems based on multiple data and information sources. The program prepares students to make data-driven decisions about education improvement using a broad range of data collection, analytical, and visualization methods. PDF Fall 2021
Middle Level (grades 4-8) Certification: English Language Arts Concentration Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This program addresses the complexities of adolescent development, through discussion of theories. It explores the middle school environment, developmentally appropriate middle school programs, strategies for supporting students through the transition to middle school, and the impact of peer pressure on the middle school child. Includes courses devoted to teaching age-appropriate reading skills, and how to teach and assess writing effectively. PDF Fall 2021
Middle Level (grades 4-8) Certification: General Science Concentration Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This program addresses the complexities of adolescent development, through discussion of theories. It explores the middle school environment, developmentally appropriate middle school programs, strategies for supporting students through the transition to middle school, and the impact of peer pressure on the middle school child. PDF Fall 2021
Middle Level (grades 4-8) Certification: Mathematics Concentration Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This program addresses the complexities of adolescent development, through discussion of theories. It explores the middle school environment, developmentally appropriate middle school programs, strategies for supporting students through the transition to middle school, and the impact of peer pressure on the middle school child. Provides training in how to effectively deliver standards-based academic math content based on age-appropriate understanding, and individual and group needs. PDF Fall 2021
Middle Level (grades 4-8) Certification: Social Studies Concentration Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This program addresses the complexities of adolescent development, through discussion of theories. It explores the middle school environment, developmentally appropriate middle school programs, strategies for supporting students through the transition to middle school, and the impact of peer pressure on the middle school child. PDF Fall 2021
Nursing: Healthcare Simulation College of Nursing and Health Professions Specialized training in simulation-based education, partnered with advanced education in patient safety, prepares students to be leaders in their fields. The skills attained in this interdisciplinary simulation-based graduate program are transferable to the clinical environment, clinical teaching, and the classroom. Graduates of the program will have the skills to lead a simulation program in an academic or hospital environment. Graduates will also be prepared to sit for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification, as soon as they meet the practice requirements. PDF Fall 2021
Online Teaching and Learning Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This certificate is designed to address the unique instructional knowledge and skills required to effectively design and deliver instruction online. Courses in this program focus specifically on developing practices using technology and emerging methods for quality teaching and online learning in PK-20 settings, for adult learners, and in corporate settings. PDF Fall 2021
Organization and Talent Development Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education The Certificate in Organization and Talent Development is post-baccalaureate professional development and micro-credential designed to equip emerging leaders with the competencies and capabilities to design and implement talent development and management, coaching and mentoring, and organization development and change initiatives in any organizational setting regardless of sector and industry. PDF Fall 2021
Organizational Security Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics This certificate provides broad knowledge on securing the business information infrastructure, cloud security, security policy, assurance and forensics. Courses provide both practical technical and business knowledge. PDF Fall 2021
Quantum Technology and Quantum Information Post-Bacc Certificate College of Arts and Sciences This certificate accepts applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and offers them opportunities to learn the fundamentals of quantum technology and quantum information. The aim is to provide a strong foundation in this emerging area, with a focus on quantum mechanical foundations, technological advances on quantum level, and real-world applications. The certificate program may also serve as an onramp to a Masters of Science in Physics and Masters of Materials Science and Engineering, if completed with predetermined grade requirements. PDF Fall 2021
Software Architecture Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics This certificate equips software professionals with state-of-the-art practices for designing, analyzing, documenting, and implementing software architectures. PDF Fall 2021
Software Management Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics This certificate is designed for software engineers preparing for or already in a management role. The certificate advances capabilities including requirements engineering, communicating with stakeholders, and managing time, budget, and personnel for software engineering projects. PDF Fall 2021
Sport Leadership Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education This certificate aims to help students grow their ability to be a leader and communicate effectively with athletes and program stakeholders. The purpose of this program is to help coaches become more of a valued asset to the athletic communities. PDF Fall 2021
Strategic and Digital Communication MS College of Arts and Sciences Prepares students for careers in a wide range of professional activities relating to communication in media environments and communication contexts that are characterized by advanced digitization. PDF Fall 2021
Teacher Education BS: English / Teaching, Learning & Curriculum (Advanced Track) MS School of Education Offers a flexible, innovative curriculum with a unique emphasis on creative problem solving and the application of the latest technologies to learning. This accelerated degree program allows candidates to pursue a BS in Education (Elementary/PK-4) with Pennsylvania initial state teacher certification and continue for a fifth graduate year to complete the MS in Teaching Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track). PDF Fall 2021
U.S. Education Policy Post-Bacc Certificate School of Education Examines the concept of policy as it relates to the education system, and its institutions and their governance and practices, within the United States. This nine-credit certificate is designed for students who are seeking to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the U.S. education system in order to perform more effectively as an education professional. PDF Fall 2021

New Undergraduate Courses

Course No. Title Description Effective Term
ACCT 200 Emerging Issues in Accounting & Tax This course focuses on emerging issues facing businesses with an accounting and tax lens. Using an experiential approach, the class will feature robust class discussions, research, and guest speakers in and outside the accounting profession to study select issues. Fall 2021
ACCT 327 Financial Statement Analysis In this course you will develop a deeper understanding of how to interpret and analyze a firm’s financial statements to evaluate a firm’s strategy, valuation, and sustainability. You will use traditional analysis and valuation tools including ratio analysis, trend analysis, and common sizing, as well evaluation of qualitative information. Additionally, you will learn and apply data analytics and visualization to convey financial information more effectively. Fall 2021
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems The rapid evolution of information technology (IT) is changing how accounting professionals work today. In this course you will gain a conceptual overview and hands-on experience with relevant topics including: Semantic modeling and event driven accounting information systems (AIS); development, documentation, internal control, and audit of AIS, with reference to the COBIT framework; XBRL and its role in financial reporting; the use of database management software and accounting software in developing modern AIS including the concept of enterprise resource planning/ enterprise system (ERP/ES). Fall 2021
ACCT 420 Emerging Industry Analysis: Accounting Perspective Examine and critically evaluate a select emerging industry from an accounting perspective. The course takes an experiential approach to accounting analysis using case studies, robust class discussions, and in-depth research. Students will apply their cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to study the industry from historical, economic, social, and legal viewpoints as well as considering the value proposition to diverse stakeholders. Fall 2021
AE 440 Responsive Urban Environments This is a real-time Global Classroom that meets simultaneously in Philadelphia and Milan, Italy. The Responsive Urban Environment (RUE)looks at the city through the lens of ecosystem management. RUE considers the city as a complex network of interrelated systems that rely on each other to maintain system balance. RUE helps students understand the close relationship between the engineering design choices that take place at the scale of the building and neighborhood to the environmental impacts that occur at the wider scale of the urban level. Fall 2021
ARCH 466 The Architectural Detail This seminar will explore architectural detail as a key to understanding of the craft and intrinsic nature of time, technology and cultural importance of the building. Fall 2021
ARCH 490 Capstone Project I This course is the first part of a two-term capstone project consistent with the student’s curricular concentration, and relevant to their professional and academic goals. This course is devoted to the research and writing of a capstone research paper on architectural theory, technology and/or design that will lead to the capstone project in the second term. Fall 2021
ARCH 492 Capstone Project II This course is the second part of a two-term capstone project consistent with the student’s curricular concentration, and relevant to their professional and academic goals. This course is devoted to the continued research in architectural theory, technology and/or design and the completion and presentation of a capstone project. Fall 2021
ARTH 331 Global Material Culture Understanding “global” geographically and as a method of material culture analysis, this class examines how artifacts accrue new meanings, forms, and agencies as they circulate across cultures, and the social, political, and aesthetic implications of these processes. Fall 2021
BLAW 320 Information Privacy, Data and the Law As technological advances continue to evolve, companies are often left to wonder what obligations they have to protect privacy. With the additional threats to privacy, legislatures and the courts are increasingly looking to protect personal data. This course will examine aspects of the evolving world of privacy and the law, including issues surrounding personal data of all forms (consumer, financial and biometric data; employment, health, education, social media and government records). Foundational privacy concepts and principles will be discussed, comparing the approaches to privacy domestically and abroad. At the end of the course, students will understand the core components of privacy, the cultural and legal variations in privacy law, and operational protections companies should give to privacy issues. Fall 2021
BMES 455 Medical Technology Innovation I The Medical Technology (MedTech) Innovation series of courses aim to take students on an international innovation journey from ‘concept to commercialization’ starting from R&D bench all the way to the healthcare trench. Undergraduates enrolled in MedTech I are introduced to fundamental concepts and established practices that underlie medical technology innovation in general, and technology assessment and due diligence in particular. This course is offered as part of the Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) curriculum. Fall 2021
BMES 490 Senior Thesis: Capstone Design Experience This course is for BS / MS seniors in biomedical engineering who are completing a thesis as their capstone design experience. Fall 2021
BUSN 105 Applied Business Analysis This course is an introductory course in using spreadsheets as a tool to solve business problems. Through a series of hands-on exercises, the student will create, edit, and format worksheets while addressing problems in each of the functional areas including: marketing, accounting, finance, sports management. Topics include: creating, saving, retrieving, formatting, editing, printing, creating formulas, using functions, naming cells and ranges, creating tables, creating charts, defining range names, validating data, sorting and filtering data, maintaining file organization, and using templates. Each week, students will apply their knowledge of spreadsheets to explore business frameworks and approaches which will aid them in their co-op’s and higher-level coursework. Fall 2021
BUSN 350 Thinking (A)Broad - An Intensive Course Abroad in Business This course will provide students with a one-week global experience as an intensive course abroad (ICA). It will be combined with a pre-term or post-term program instruction during the term offered. Course themes will vary depending upon the location and topic of focus, as well as with any partnering institutions, universities or companies. Faculty approval is required and students must apply through the Drexel Education Abroad website. There will be a program fee for the travel portion of the course. This course can be taken as an Honors option with departmental approval. Examples include Global Projects and Teams in Germany, Global Sustainable Leadership in the UK, and Global Project Leadership in The Netherlands. Fall 2021
CATX T280 Special Topics in Creative Arts Therapies This course focuses on topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Fall 2021
CATX T480 Special Topics in Creative Arts Therapies This course focuses on topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Fall 2021
CHE 381 Solutions to Climate Change Climate change will likely be the most important challenge of our time. Drawdown is the theoretical point in the future when greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere peak and then begin to decline, reversing the trend of global warming. Can we get there? How? We will examine the potential impacts of dozens of top solutions to understand where our actions have the most leverage. Solutions range from technical (green energy, buildings, and transportation) to non-technical (food choices and education). The best solutions not only mitigate global warming but also lead to economic benefits and a more just and equitable society. Fall 2021
COM 250 Diversity in Media Students are invited to examine how ideas about diversity and diverse peoples in America and other places are created and experienced through media. The class will center around questions such as who creates and controls major images and ideas of diversity, and who consumes those ideas and why? How are social and ethnic groups recognized and how does that recognition change historically through various media? How do micro- and macro- politics of diversity play out in media and how do producers and consumers of media affect mainstream and non-mainstream ideas of diversity? Fall 2021
CS 429 Software Defined Radio Laboratory This laboratory course takes a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) implementation approach to learn about modern analog and digital communication systems. Software defined radio uses general purpose radio hardware that can be programmed in software to implement different communication standards. We will begin by discussing the basic principles of wireless radio frequency transmissions and leverage this knowledge to build analog and digital communication systems. Knowledge of these techniques and systems will provide a platform that can be used in the class project for further exploration of wireless networking topics such as cybersecurity, cognitive radio, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. Fall 2021
EAM 215 Writing for Arts Managers This course provides instruction and practice in a variety of written formats used in arts and entertainment. The course also covers writing for a variety of stakeholders. Fall 2021
EAM 220 Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers Examines the relationship between the arts and law, including intellectual property (copyrights and contracts), license fees, labor-management and representation agreements, liability, first amendment issues, business entities and fundraising Fall 2021
EAM 221 Copyrights and Trademarks This law course for EAM students discusses topics relating to copyrights, intellectual property rights, and royalties. The course will review the basic principal tenets of copyright and trademark law and the practical aspects as applied to entertainment and arts-related issues. This course will provide you with a working knowledge of trademarks and copyrights and how these rights impact business issues in the arena of entertainment and art such as how copyright and trademark rights are created and protected, “work for hire” and related ownership issues, and how and when copyright and trademark rights are infringed. Fall 2021
EAM 225 Financial Management for Entertainment & Arts Managers This course explores the major elements of financial accounting in cultural institutions. Students will learn to perform accounting tasks, read and analyze financial statements, implement an effective financial control system in the specific context of arts & cultural organizations. Student will learn how to use financial information as part of a data-informed decision-making process. Fall 2021
EAM 288 eSport Entertainment Management As one of the fastest growing market sectors in electronic media, eSport has become an important field where entertainment management students can apply their skills. This 3-credit course explores the creation, monetization and management of eSport events. Fall 2021
EAM 295 Streaming Entertainment Management Streaming is transforming the electronic media landscape and providing unique opportunities for managers. This course explores the creative genres succeeding in streaming and how streaming content is conceived, sold, produced, exhibited, and distributed worldwide. Fall 2021
EAM 308 Entertainment Promotion and Branding This writing intensive course will provide students in-depth information about the essential area of publicity and promotion for the entertainment and arts industries. Through the art of public relations (PR), students will learn to maximize the potential for news coverage in print, electronic (radio, TV) and online sources. Focus will be placed on the process of writing for public relations and promotion in both style and content. By writing multiple drafts of biographies, press releases, pitch letters, students will hone skills to creatively present your message to media outlets, from local to international. Fall 2021
EAM 420 Arts, Culture and Society Arts, Culture & Society examines the role of art’s impact on society, exploring key cultural and public policy issues including community standards and censorship, and different approaches to public support and funding. Readings, videos, discussions and projects will explore questions as to the social functions of the arts, the use of art for advocacy and patronage over the world, and the impact of art on society and economic development. The geographic focus of this course is global and will compare art, including commercial entertainment and the media, and cultural practices and impacts from various cultures around the world. Fall 2021
EAM 422 Human Resources in the Creative Industries This course is designed to give students an overview of the human resources field and to share the many ways that the creative industries conform to and diverge from human resources norms that stem from other fields. In addition to equipping students with a general understanding of how to engage with and manage staff, this course will help students become better stewards of their own careers within the industry. Fall 2021
ECE 304 Remote Sensing and Control This course will teach students the various steps involved in the construct a fundamental remote monitoring and control system over a local area network and Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy, from the ground up. The course will use hardware and software to accomplish this goal to enhance the student learning experience. Fall 2021
ECE 310 Machine Learning Engineering Practicum This course emphasizes how to gather data then train, test, and deploy practical machine learning systems using modern software libraries, with an emphasis on scikit-learn, Keras on TensorFlow, and TensorFlow Agents. After garnering working familiarity with learning architectures including linear regression, support vector machines, decision trees, and deep neural networks, students will shift to practicing techniques that leverage state of the art published models via transfer learning. This is a hands-on project-focused course integrating coding activities into lectures. To provide the broadest applicability, datasets will range from rich text, to financial time series, to sound, images, and video, as well as data garnered through game play. Fall 2021
ECE 430 Software Defined Radio Laboratory This laboratory course takes a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) implementation approach to learn about modern analog and digital communication systems. Software defined radio uses general purpose radio hardware that can be programmed in software to implement different communication standards. The course covers basic principles of wireless radio frequency transmissions and leverage this knowledge to build analog and digital communication systems. Knowledge of these techniques and systems will provide a platform that can be used in the class project for further exploration of wireless networking topics such as cybersecurity, cognitive radio, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. Fall 2021
ECE 431 Modern Transistors This course discusses the physics of the operation of modern transistors. It covers the operational principles of Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs), Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs), Field Effect Transistors, (FETs), starting with MOSFETs. High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) will also be discussed. Students will perform independent individual research on an (opto)electronic device of their choice, which they present to class through written and oral reports. Fall 2021
ECE 432 Modern Photonics This course will teach students the principles that underline the interaction of light and matter, leading to the understanding of the basis of operation of photonic devices such as lasers, LEDs, solar cells, and photodetectors. The course starts with how understanding of light spectrum that is generated due to heat started the development of the field of quantum mechanics by Max Planck. This is then to include a quantum theory of light, on which basis absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission are explained. Interaction of light with semiconductors is analyzed and shows how lasers, LEDs and photodetectors work, and how modern photonics is able to solve great challenges of humanity, such as lighting or optical data communication. Fall 2021
ECE 471 Introduction to VLSI Design This is an introductory course where systematic understanding, design and analysis of digital VLSI integrated circuits will be covered. The course will begin with a review of CMOS transistor operation and semiconductor processes. Logic design with CMOS transistor and circuit families will be described. Specifically, layout, design rules, and circuit simulation will be addressed. Performance metrics will be analyzed in design and simulation. Fall 2021
ECE 472 Custom VLSI Design & Analysis I This is the first of two courses offered on Custom Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) circuit and systems design and analysis. An understanding of VLSI integrated circuits is achieved through circuit design and analysis. This course focuses exclusively on high performance digital CMOS VLSI circuit and systems design, although some topics on mixed-signal circuits are also addressed. Fall 2021
ECE 473 Custom VLSI Design & Analysis II This is the second of two courses offered on Custom VLSI circuit and systems design and analysis. An understanding of VLSI integrated circuits is achieved through circuit design and analysis. This course focuses exclusively on high performance digital CMOS VLSI circuit and systems design, although some topics on mixed-signal circuits are also addressed. The primary focus is on-chip power management. Power generation techniques are discussed and different power converters are analyzed. Power distribution networks are presented with a focus on the different distribution architectures and output impedance characteristics. Techniques to reduce power supply noise are also provided. A secondary focus examines substrate noise in mixed-signal systems and techniques to reduce substrate noise. Fall 2021
ECE 481 RF Passive Networks This course will teach students the concepts of reflection and transmission on distributed transmission lines of TEM, quasi-TEM, and TE/TM from electromagnetic fields and related to phenomenological scalar V/I in frequency and time domains, while the graphical technique using Smith Chart is employed for design of narrowband and broadband distributed/lumped impedance matching techniques. Multi-port network concepts of S/Z/Y matrices and utility of ABCD and T matrices are introduced from network perspective. Design, analysis, and synthesis of power dividers, dual directional couplers, and variety of filter design using insertion loss technique and their distributed realization at RF frequencies. Fall 2021
ECE 482 RF Transceiver Electronics This course will teach students the concepts of RF transceivers using active microwave circuits and discuss their interactions with radiating systems. The course covers linear RF electronic circuits of switches, phase shifters (dispersive and non-dispersive), limiters, amplifiers, oscillators (fixed and variable frequency), Mixer (single and balanced), and multipliers (resistive and reactive) realized using semiconductor devices (diodes/transistors). CAD simulations are a practical learning component and is designed to prepare students for various industrial design and telecommunication applications. Fall 2021
ECE 483 Radiation and Lightwave Engineering This course will teach students the concepts of antennas and photonics using electromagnetics and discuss their utility in design of telecommunications and remote sensing. Antennas are introduced in terms of E&M fields (radiation pattern, polarization), circuits (radiation impedance/admittance, efficiency, bandwidth), and system concepts (directive gain). Examples of line antenna (short electric/magnetic dipoles, arbitrary length dipoles, small loops, travelling and standing wave), array antennas (linear and planar), and aperture radiators (slot, patch, and reflectors). Lightwave propagation in optical fibers (step index, graded index, polarization maintaining) and dielectric structures (slabs, ridge waveguide, buried waveguides) are discussed. Fall 2021
ECES 461 Medical Robotics This course reviews the emerging multidisciplinary field of Medical Robotics. The course, which runs as a seminar, will review the technological, clinical, ethical and market perspectives of this rapidly evolving area of robotics and automation. A large variety of recent, clinically proven, therapeutic, and diagnostic medical automation systems and tools will be introduced, demonstrated, and analyzed. A brief review of introductory robotics concepts, terminology and background will be provided during the first few weeks of this seminar/course. Fall 2021
EDUC 104 Supporting Learners through Classroom Partnerships This 1-credit course works in partnership with local teachers to support Drexel students to work one-on-one and in small groups with K -12 students on particular learning goals. This course is repeatable for credit and requires background checks and clearances to work in schools. Fall 2021
EDUC 106 First Year Seminar: A Case of Schools and Cities In this course, students will examine the relationship between city school district and cities and the role of politics, race and poverty in school closings in a major US city. Fall 2021
EDUC 107 First Year Seminar: Exploring Pedagogies In this course, students will discuss the education landscape within and outside of the US focusing on the role of class, race and gender in perpetuating a range of structures and systems and the ways that many of those may not be designed to support all learners. Fall 2021
EDUC 108 First Year Seminar: Designing Learning Spaces In this course, students will examine how researchers design and implement learning activities and explore learning spaces as a way to foster engagement and youth empowerment. Fall 2021
FIN 420 Emerging Industry Analysis: Finance Perspective This course will be a seminar in analyzing a selected emerging industry from a finance perspective. It will require students to apply cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to study the industry from historical, economic, social, and legal viewpoints. The course will use an experiential approach and apply financial analysis to analyze this industry through case studies, robust class discussions, and in-depth research. Fall 2021
FYI 211 FYES Peer Leadership Practicum The goal of this course is to prepare students for being leaders by serving as mentors to first-year students to help them succeed as part of the First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES) Program and support the program outcomes of FYES. This course covers the fundamental skills students will need to be supportive resources to first year students. This seminar will focus on developing the necessary leadership and communication skills that will be useful in their mentoring role as well as in other settings. Fall 2021
GST T180 Special Topics in Global Studies Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study. Fall 2021
HRM 410 Current Topics in Hospitality The course provides an opportunity for students to engage with members of all segments of the hospitality industry to discuss their careers and the current state of each industry segment from a professional perspective. Fall 2021
HSAD 314 Aging in a Global Context This course explores essential aspects of aging and provides a multidisciplinary perspective on global aging. It provides an important context for understanding the global patterns of aging around the world, including the demographic and epidemiological patterns. The course emphasizes how these changes have affected the support and services for those over 60 around the world. International efforts to address the emerging global opportunities and challenges related to population aging will also be discussed.The course will cover specific programs and patterns in specific countries. Fall 2021
MEM 321 Fluid Mechanics II Covers differential analysis of fluid flow, including the Euler’s equations, potential flows, and the Navier-Stokes equations; angular momentum and its application to turbomachinery; external flow and boundary layers, and an introduction to compressible flow. Fall 2021
MENA T280 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and North Africa Studies Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study. Fall 2021
PBHL 422 Health and Human Rights Research Methods This seminar focuses on the application of human rights norms and tools to public health and particular challenges within public health. Building upon human rights frameworks, we will discuss current debates about the usefulness of a “human rights approach” to health, the methods and ethics of health-related human rights research, and case studies of human rights investigations and advocacy. The case studies are intended to examine how human rights abuses, including violations of economic and social rights and civil and political rights, can be understood as determinants of health. Fall 2021
PENG 445 Introduction to Peace Engineering Developed in partnership with professional peacebuilders from the PeaceTech Lab and USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Washington, DC, this course introduces engineering students to the concepts and skills practiced in the field of international peacebuilding and conflict transformation. This course provides students with first-hand accounts of peacebuilders describing challenges and opportunities in their work, short presentations outlining key theories and concepts that guide that work, and opportunities to think about how this knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied to real-life peacebuilding dilemmas. Fall 2021
PENG 450 Conflict Management for Engineers As the pace of science and technology innovation increases, so too does the role of engineers in solving some of the world's toughest challenges. The prevention of violent conflict and the pursuit of a sustainable peace is just such a challenge. Developed in partnership with professional peacebuilders from the PeaceTech Lab and the US Institute of Peace's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Washington, DC, this course introduces engineering students to the concept and skills they will need in order to use technology expertise in service of conflict-affected communities.This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of conflict analysis, strategic peacebuilding and negotiation. Fall 2021
PROD 240 Smart Product Design To explore ideas around tangible interaction, this course will introduce the smart product development process and combine basic microcontroller programming with digital application development to conceptualize responsive products, environments, and/or materials. Students will design and prototype functional devices that operate using embedded technologies that enhance user experience. Fall 2021
PRST 331 Workforce Diversity and Inclusion In this course, students will begin with a foundational look at diversity and inclusion in the workforce, examine their own perceptions, and examine companies with varying degrees of success in fostering D&I- and consumer trust-in order to learn from successes and failures. This course will take a practical approach, asking students to analyze scenarios drawn from real life to identify best practices and skills needed to demonstrate teamwork capabilities in today's workforce. Fall 2021
PSCI 338 Cities and Climate Change In this course we will survey the known and emerging impacts of climate change on cities. We will learn key concepts and paradigms that are used by urban climate change experts. We will examine case studies that highlight the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches used to address urban climate change. These include local and regional policies, nongovernmental and governmental research, and experiments at the intersection of health, ecology, and infrastructure. Fall 2021
PSY 427 Behavioral Neuroeconomics This course examines the convergence of neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and economics and how it is used to investigate and explain the effects of psychological factors on decisions and their deviations from the rational. This course will draw heavily on recent evidence from brain-imaging techniques, especially as they explain and expand on the models of early behavior economists. Fall 2021
TAX 411 Tax Research In this course you will develop the skills of tomorrow's tax consultant to maintain your edge in providing value to the client in an efficient and effective manner. That value is to professionally resolve a tax issue by means of thinking creatively, conducting basic research using primary tax authority sources, communicating findings in a concise manner, and maintaining ethical standards. Fall 2021
TAX 425 Tax & Business Strategy The adage is that there are only two things that are guaranteed: Death and Taxes. Since taxes influence each of us daily, it is important to have an appreciation for the tax law and how it influences a person or a business. Students will apply their cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to study the intersection of strategy and taxes. This course does not attempt to make a person a tax accountant but rather a businessperson with the savvy to ask the rights questions. Fall 2021

New Graduate Courses

Course No. Title Description Effective Term
ABA 780 Capstone in ABA I This course is the first of a two-part capstone sequence for students in the Master's in ABA program. In this course students will conceptualize and design a research project using single subject design methods. By the end of this course, students will have secured a site for data collection, conducted a literature review, and designed a methodology for their proposal. Fall 2021
ABA 781 Capstone in ABA I This course is the first of a two-part capstone sequence for students in the Master's in ABA program. In this course students will conceptualize and design a research project using single subject design methods. By the end of this course, students will have secured a site for data collection, conducted a literature review, and designed a methodology for their proposal. Fall 2021
BACS 573 Group Dynamics and Techniques This course prepares students to develop advanced skills necessary for group facilitation. Students engage in readings, didactic learning, and experiential activities to develop their group facilitations skills. Fall 2021
BACS T580 Special Topics in Behavioral & Addictions Counseling This course focuses on topics of current interest to faculty and student in the fields of behavioral and addictions counseling; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Fall 2021
BIO 701 Bioscience Grant Writing This writing-intensive course provides the fundamentals to write effective research grant proposals for graduate students with research thesis projects in life and environmental sciences. The course focuses on grantsmanship skills and mechanics, and trains students in articulating well-reasoned hypotheses and clear rationales, as well as organizing and discussing experimental approaches, caveats, outcomes and interpretations. Through peer-partner work, mock review panels and instructor feedback, the course instills the criteria of grant peer review and fosters the critical self-awareness that is necessary for successful grant applications. The course will equip students with skills for competitive fellowship applications, and careers that involve research project design and presentation. Fall 2021
BIO 740 Readings and Critical Thinking in Biology A course for first year graduate students emphasizing communication skill sets necessary to excel in Biology and related Graduate Programs. Students will become skilled in critically reading and presenting primary literature, presenting their own research to a scientific audience and generating proposals for interdisciplinary studies. Fall 2021
BMES 555 Biomedical Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is currently revolutionizing the way things are created and used in biomedical engineering, especially in the context of the regulated medical device industry. In this introductory course, we will focus on the materials and printing technologies used for additive manufacturing of medical devices as well as bioprinting, including developing skills needed for hands-on assembly and operation of extrusion-based 3D printing of low temperature polymers. The goal of this course is to provide students with basic hands-on skills and an overview of additive manufacturing in a biomedical engineering context, and to prepare students for independent research and investigation of more advanced topics in 3D printing of medical devices and implants. Fall 2021
BMES 585 Medical Technology Innovation I: Devices This course helps students gain exposure to medtech innovation culture and community by interfacing with innovators, prototype engineers, industrial designers, product and business developers, entrepreneurs, intellectual property, regulatory and legal professionals, and economic development experts and investors. Students are expected to study ecosystems that engender medical innovation and conduct due diligence on actual companies in terms of technology, management, and commercialization viability. Through this course, the medtech innovation journey comes alive; as a bonus, students expand their medtech networks and outreach to innovation industry. Fall 2021
BMES 870 Graduate Research Talks This course provides a structured forum for graduate students to present their ongoing research and provide feedback and critiques to their peers. Fall 2021
BST 675 Statistical Consulting Lab The objective of this course is to introduce biostatistics graduate students to the practical aspects of statistical consulting and to provide practical statistical consultant experiences. These experiences will facilitate student’s understanding of the roles and responsibilities of biostatisticians in the context of collaborating or serving as statistical consultants with scientists from other disciplines. Through peer consulting experiences with students from around campus, students in this class will gain valuable experience including practicing oral and written communication skills, developing statistical analysis plans and evaluating analytic methods and data summaries. Fall 2021
BST 875 Statistical Consulting Lab The objective of this course is to introduce biostatistics graduate students to the practical aspects of statistical consulting and to provide practical statistical consultant experiences. These experiences will facilitate student’s understanding of the roles and responsibilities of biostatisticians in the context of collaborating or serving as statistical consultants with scientists from other disciplines. Through peer consulting experiences with students from around campus, students in this class will gain valuable experience including practicing oral and written communication skills, developing statistical analysis plans and evaluating analytic methods and data summaries. Fall 2021
CATX 528 Family Systems and Adult and Older Adult Assessment and Treatment Planning This course examines the interactions between family systems theory and current assessment and treatment practices in art therapy and counseling with adults and older adults. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development for clients, informal and formal art therapy assessments, interdisciplinary counseling assessments, applications of art media properties and methods to clientele needs, and how to build rapport in the therapeutic relationship are all studied and applied experientially. The impact and intersectionality of lived experiences, culture-bound views and values, and wellness and resilience will all be considered as well. Students will be introduced to treatment planning conceptualization methods and goals via practicing and applying clinical documentation experientially. Fall 2021
CATX 529 Family Systems and Children and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment Planning This course examines the interactions between systems theory and current assessment and treatment practices in art therapy and counseling with children, adolescents, and their families and/or caregivers. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development for clients, informal and formal art therapy assessments, interdisciplinary counseling assessments, applications of art media properties and methods to clientele needs, and how to build rapport in the therapeutic relationship are all studied and applied experientially. The impact and intersectionality of lived experiences, culture-bound views and values, and wellness and resilience of clients and their family systems will all be considered as well. Fall 2021
CATX 703 Interdisciplinary Seminar I This course is one in a series of three seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the CATs. The seminar is also to be viewed as a venue for identifying knowledge gaps in the CATs and generating original research topics. This seminar addresses the study of the interface between aesthetics, creativity and narrative and related implications for the CATs. Fall 2021
CATX 704 Interdisciplinary Seminar II This course is one in a series of three seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the creative arts therapies (CAT). This seminar addresses the intersection between psychology, biology, and neuroscience and the CATs. The implications of study in these bodies of knowledge are considered for development of epistemology, theory and practice in the CATs. Fall 2021
CATX 705 Interdisciplinary Seminar III This course is one in a series of three seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the creative arts therapies (CAT). This seminar addresses the study of the interface between the tenets of anthropology, sociology, cultural diversity, and, the CATs. The study of how embedded cultural thought, semiotics, and healing practices, relate to theory, practice and research in the arts therapies will be the focus of the seminar. Fall 2021
CATX 712 Philosophy and Theory in Research This course is the first in the doctoral research sequence. It introduces the student to the philosophical, socio-cultural, and theoretical contexts for social science research and methods. The course introduces students to the ontology, epistemology, and axiology of various perspectives of research. The role of these research worldviews in creative arts therapies research is examined. Fall 2021
CATX 715 Expanded Perspectives on Research Methodologies This course introduces current trends in research approaches for the Creative Arts Therapies and related fields. The philosophies and methods for mixed methods research, program evaluation, and other emergent approaches are discussed. Students also explore innovative approaches to design, data collection and data analysis based on their own research interests. Fall 2021
CATX 716 Studio Based Artistic Inquiry This course introduces methods of self-directed learning through creative processes. The course consists of three parts: 1) creative exploration; 2) personal and group reflection, notation, and sharing; and 3) emotional, cognitive, sensory-motor, artistic, and interpersonal small group experiences. Appropriate readings will be collaboratively sought and shared by all participants to parallel the emergent scholarship and information-seeking practices of the students and a final, arts-based synthesis will be presented to peers and the instructor. Fall 2021
CATX 717 Intro to Arts-Based Research This course introduces arts-based research for application in the Creative Arts Therapies as well as other healthcare and education disciplines. This course includes a critical review of arts-based research literature and aligning arts-based research methods appropriately with student research questions. Fall 2021
CATX 804 Dissertation Research I This course focuses upon choosing a research topic for the dissertation. The topic will be chosen with ongoing faculty advisement. Once the topic is chosen the student prepares a dissertation proposal outline that includes the identification of the problem to be studied, the purpose of the study, the rationale, the methodology and the research question. The proposal outline must be approved by the program faculty. Following approval by the faculty the student begins writing their dissertation proposal. Fall 2021
CATX 805 Dissertation Research II In this course, with faculty advisement, the student writes the dissertation proposal. In addition, the student finalizes their dissertation committee during this term. The proposal is submitted to the dissertation proposal committee and the oral defense of the proposal takes place. The student must pass the oral proposal defense in order to register for CATX 806. Fall 2021
CATX 806 Dissertation Research III In this course the student revises the dissertation proposal based upon the results of the Dissertation Proposal Defense and the dissertation format selected. The student prepares materials for IRB submission and approval. Once the dissertation is approved by the IRB, and with the advisement of the Supervising Professor, the student establishes a data management system and begins data collection. Fall 2021
CATX 807 Dissertation Research IV This course includes the final stages of the dissertation during which the data collection is completed, the data is analyzed, the manuscripts, results and discussion chapters are written and the final dissertation is defended in an oral examination. Fall 2021
CATX 808 Practicum I The practicum provides the practical application component of the doctoral program. The aim of the practicum courses is to transform the knowledge learned to this point in the doctoral program into practical application and research experiences in the Creative Arts Therapies fields. Fall 2021
CATX 809 Practicum II This practicum course is a continuation of CATX 808 Practicum I and provides the practical application component of the doctoral program. The aim of the practicum courses is to transform the knowledge learned to this point in the doctoral program into practical application and research experiences in the Creative Arts Therapies fields. Fall 2021
CATX 812 Teaching Practicum The teaching practicum provides the opportunity for students to develop aptitudes and skills related to teaching in higher education including teaching philosophy, curriculum development, course construction and prep, in-class teaching experiences, pedagogical approaches, advisement, mentoring, supervision, and evaluation. The goal of the practicum is to prepare students for positions of leadership in academia in the Creative Arts Therapies fields. Fall 2021
CFTP 710 Advanced Legal and Ethical Implications in Couple and Family Therapy This course builds on foundational knowledge of couple and family therapy professional ethics through an in-depth examination of: 1) the AAMFT Code of Ethics and related state and federal laws, 2) ethical reasoning and decision-making, and 3) key current ethical and legal issues relevant to advanced clinical practice, clinical administration and supervision, and clinical education. Fall 2021
CFTP 740 Systemic Approaches to Addiction This course will provide an in-depth exploration of the effects and consequences of addiction across multiple systems including family, community, and society. Its purpose in the program of study is to support the application and advancement of family therapy theory and practice in the prevention, treatment and recovery support for families impacted by substance use and addiction. Fall 2021
CFTP 743 Trauma Theory and Models with Vulnerable Populations This course reviews models of trauma and the various ways that trauma may intersects with various aspects of social location and identity, as well therapeutic models for the provision of trauma-informed and socially just mental healthcare services. Fall 2021
CFTP 750 Professional Development and Leadership This course prepares doctoral students for leadership roles in the field of couple and family therapy, with a focus on administrative skills and roles. Course content areas include leadership styles and theories, navigating the job application process, licensure and certification, and key skills for leadership and administration in clinical organizations. Fall 2021
CFTP 765 Grant Writing for Program Development This project-based course is designed to teach students about the importance of grant-writing in their role as a professional and leader in the field of the couple and family therapy. Students will gain the essential knowledge and skills to write and submit a competitive grant proposal for the purpose of program development to a foundation or government agency. This will include identification or creation of a fundable project in their content area, research and assessment of funding sources, collaboration with other professionals, writing a proposal that includes a budget, and completing a proposal package that is submitted to the funder of their choice. Fall 2021
CFTP 800 Portfolio Planning and Development The Portfolio Planning and Development course is intended to prepare students for Capstone I,II,II and ensure the student has support in 1) developing a feasible plan meet capstone portfolio requirements and 2) making progress on portfolio tasks that require long-term development across the first two years of the program and 3) tailoring their capstone portfolio to represent their professional goals. The capstone portfolio will represent professional development across four professional domains: 1) Scholarship, 2) Teaching, 3) Clinical Practice, and 4) Citizenship, Leadership, and Service. Fall 2021
CFTP 810 Capstone Portfolio I The Capstone Portfolio course requires each student to create an electronic professional portfolio to synthesize and demonstrate key knowledge and professional accomplishments in the domains of 1) Scholarship, 2) Teaching, 3) Clinical Practice, and 4) Citizenship, Leadership, and Service. In this first of three Capstone Portfolio Courses, the student chooses two of the four portfolio professional development domains to focus on and will work on completing the tasks/subsections within each. The student will work closely with a faculty advisor throughout this process. Fall 2021
CFTP 811 Capstone Portfolio II The Capstone Portfolio course requires each student to create an electronic professional portfolio to synthesize and demonstrate key knowledge and professional accomplishments in the domains of 1) Scholarship, 2) Teaching, 3) Clinical Practice, and 4) Citizenship, Leadership, and Service. In this second of three Capstone Portfolio Courses, the student completes the two remaining portfolio professional development domains including the tasks/subsections within each. The student will work closely with a faculty advisor throughout this process. Fall 2021
CFTP 812 Capstone Portfolio III The Capstone Portfolio course requires each student to create an electronic professional portfolio to synthesize and demonstrate key knowledge and professional accomplishments in the domains of 1) Scholarship, 2) Teaching, 3) Clinical Practice, and 4) Citizenship, Leadership, and Service. In this third of the Capstone Portfolio Courses, the student will finalize their capstone portfolio, submit it for faculty review, and give a presentation on their portfolio accomplishments and experience. The student will work closely with a faculty advisor throughout this process. Fall 2021
CHE 581 Solutions to Climate Change Climate change will likely be the most important challenge of our time. Drawdown is the theoretical point in the future when greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere peak and then begin to decline, reversing the trend of global warming. Can we get there? How? We will examine the potential impacts of dozens of top solutions to understand where our actions have the most leverage. Solutions range from technical (green energy, buildings, and transportation) to non-technical (food choices and education). The best solutions not only mitigate global warming but also lead to economic benefits and a more just and equitable society. Fall 2021
CHP 522 Health and Human Rights Research Methods This seminar focuses on the application of human rights norms and tools to public health and particular challenges within public health. Building upon human rights frameworks, we will discuss current debates about the usefulness of a “human rights approach” to health, the methods and ethics of health-related human rights research, and case studies of human rights investigations and advocacy. The case studies are intended to examine how human rights abuses, including violations of economic and social rights and civil and political rights, can be understood as determinants of health. Fall 2021
CHP 684 Sexual Orientations And Health This course is intended as a first survey course that covers various health concerns and disparities associated with sexual orientations (focusing on the concerns of sexual minorities), ranging from mental health to HIV/AIDS to intimate partner violence. The paradigm that we will adopt as the foundation for our weekly discussions will emphasize how behaviors and outcomes are related to stress and stigma and other social determinants that sexual minorities experience as marginalized communities. Fall 2021
CHP 685 Genders And Sexes And Health This course is intended as a first survey course that covers various health concerns and disparities associated with sexes and genders (focusing on the concerns of gender minorities), ranging from violence to substance abuse to access to care. The paradigm that we will adopt as the foundation for our weekly discussions will emphasize how behaviors and outcomes are related to stress and stigma and other social determinants that gender minorities experience as marginalized communities. Fall 2021
CIVE 512 Wood and Timber Design Covers properties, species and grades of wood; definitions and general principles of wood and timber design including light wood frame construction and mass timber (CLT) construction; analysis and design of simple joists/beams and girders for flexure, shear, deflections, and bearing; analysis and design of compression and tension members, and beam-columns; shear walls and horizontal diaphragms; sustainability of mass timber construction; simple connections. The focus will be on the ASD method with a few examples using the LRFD method. Fall 2021
COM 574 Organizational Communication in Project Management Organizational communication is relevant for all types of sectors and institutions be it governmental, healthcare, for-profit or not-for-profit. In this context, project management is a required skill to accomplish team goals. Whether you are the leader of the team or a contributor - effective organizational communication is the number one skill needed by all team members. In this course, we will explore how to properly communicate with leaders, team members, stakeholders and more while exploring best practices for various types of project communication - including daily briefings, email updates, demos, executive summaries and more. Fall 2021
COM 614 Social Media Concepts that Matter Social media is volatile. This course examines the concepts that reflect “logics” through which the current media ecosystems work. This course, drawing on theoretical concepts, discusses how these fundamental logics play out or “matter” differently for media producers and users, consumers, readers, or audiences, and a potential tension between constituents that are involved in the media production and consumption. These logics are encapsulated in theory-based broad platform-specific affordances mapped onto practices in which users and media organizations operate in social media. Media organizational practices in their social and technical contexts are juxtaposed to the user or audience practices, that are currently mediated through automated and algorithmic means prevalent in social media. Fall 2021
COM 615 Media Environments in a Digital World This course examines theories of media environments and the application of those theories to our experiences living in a densely mediated world. We will examine media as media ecologists, focusing on how human thought and action are shaped through interactions with our media environments. We will define media in the broadest possible definition, including but not limited to communication, technology, literacy, the arts, and education. Fall 2021
COM 651 Media and Communication Policy in a Digitized World Understanding the foundations of the policies, laws and regulations that govern media and communication has become a necessity in the everyday lives of consumers and citizens and crucial knowledge for communication professionals. Issues like ‘Net neutrality’, ‘breaking up big tech’, ‘algorithmic privacy breaches’ and ‘trust in (public) media’ reflect the increasingly complex communications patterns and industries. This course offers an overview of media and communication policy, law and regulation from a critical perspective. We interrogate the regulatory and judicial systems that administer and interpret media policies, and the public policy apparatus those relationships create. Drawing on academic research and case studies, we assess American media law and policy in light of ‘the public interest’. Fall 2021
CRTV 505 Creative Interdisciplinary Team Research: Principles and Practice Course provides fluency with the foundational principles and processes that demonstrably enhance creative practice and problem-solving skills in interdisciplinary research teams. Students learn to identify and develop new, useful and high-quality ideas and products while practicing those skills and working as a member of an interdisciplinary team. A strong focus on theoretical principles of group dynamics provides the framework for participants to understand and experience best practices characteristic of highly productive collaborative research endeavors. Students with complementary interests work in teams to design an interdisciplinary project with STEM and social/educational components and apply learned concepts. Fall 2021
CRTV 506 Enhancing the Creativity of a Research Project Course facilitates the development of a research idea. Participants learn proven creative practices to enhance their independent, problem-solving creative ability as practiced through developing a research project such as the selection of a thesis topic, an original research proposal, or the writing of a grant proposal. Students are required to formulate at least one potential research topic to iterate upon, develop, and hone. Fall 2021
CS 523 Cryptography Covers the underlying algorithms behind symmetric key and public key cryptography. Students will learn the underlying mathematics behind the algorithms and the necessary issues involved when implementing these algorithms. A variety of cryptosystems and methods of attack will be implemented and analyzed. Assumes knowledge of linear algebra and discrete math. Fall 2021
CS 629 Software Defined Radio Laboratory This laboratory course takes a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) implementation approach to learn about modern analog and digital communication systems. Software defined radio uses general purpose radio hardware that can be programmed in software to implement different communication standards. We will begin by discussing the basic principles of wireless radio frequency transmissions and leverage this knowledge to build analog and digital communication systems. Knowledge of these techniques and systems will provide a platform that can be used in the class project for further exploration of wireless networking topics such as cybersecurity, cognitive radio, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. Fall 2021
CT 500 Introduction to the Digital Environment Examines the digital environment and the technology within it. Topics include: Digitization, cognitive technologies, software, agile management processes, leading in the digital environment, and digital innovation. Fall 2021
CT 600 Cloud Technology Covers the many technologies all part of cloud computing. Topics include: virtual machines, application development, storage, databases, security, monitoring, analytics, solution design and case studies about businesses leveraging cloud technologies. Fall 2021
CT 605 Cloud Security and Virtual Environments Covers the elements that form cloud computing and virtualization technologies used in digital environments. Offers ways to determine which cloud computing and virtualization technologies to use given business and organizational needs. Provides methodologies to evaluate threats and vulnerabilities on these technologies. Provides methods to select and evaluate protections to secure cloud computing and virtualization technologies while ensuring business needs are met. Fall 2021
CT 610 Disaster Recovery, Continuity Planning and Digital Risk Assessment This course addresses Disaster Recovery & Continuity Planning specific to Emergency Recovery Procedures by incorporating digital risk assessment based on assets valuation, vulnerability and threats. Techniques for development of disaster recovery plans, procedures and testing methods. Strategies used by businesses to assure that sensitive data will not be lost in the event of a disaster. Risk migration methods that security professional use to protect valuable digital assets will also be studies. Issues, designed to foster critical thinking, are explored, as well as the standardized approaches to digital risk management. Fall 2021
CT 620 Security, Policy and Governance Covers the many techniques and practices for leading security governance of digital assets and for leading the policies that protect digital assets. Provides an understanding of the need for security governance and security policies for ensuring the protection of availability, confidentiality and integrity in the digital environment. Fall 2021
CT 630 Application Software Construction and Operation Presents a management perspective on current issues and trends affecting development and production operation of software systems. Explores implications of composing software systems from existing parts and only writing new code where necessary. Examines the automation of the software development, release packaging, and operation workflow. Current topics include: composition of software systems, software reuse, open source software, software as a service, DevOps and automated operations, VMs and containers. Fall 2021
CTCN 540 Approaches to Addictions and Recovery This course will provide a basic foundation of the etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and the recovery and treatment of substance abuse and process addictions through bio-psycho-social models of theory and practice. Emphasis will be given to the transtheoretical approach of Motivational Interviewing and recovery models such the stages of change and mind-body approaches including the personal, social, and cultural attitudes and stereotypes that are often associated with chemical abuse and addictive behaviors and disorders. Fall 2021
CTCN 560 Theory and Practice of Dance/Movement Therapy: Special Populations This course will present a theoretical and experiential exploration of a variety of population specific foci in dance/movement therapy intervention examining how each area is interrelated and interdependent. Attention will be given to how dance/movement therapy theories are applied to practice in relationship to the following: (a) needs of specific populations, (b) socio-cultural and developmental considerations, (c) public policies, and (d) systems of health care. Fall 2021
CTCN 651 Medical Dance/Movement Therapy This course examines dance/movement therapy as a complementary approach for people with primary medical conditions. Using readings, experiential exercises, lecture, discussion and video formats, the course includes relevant theory from health psychology and mind/body perspectives, in order to motivate programming and research in this sub-specialty. Fall 2021
CTCN 654 Crisis, Trauma, and the Body This course will present the theory and practice of dance/movement therapy and counseling for crisis intervention and trauma. The roles, responsibilities, and techniques in providing trauma-informed interventions with individuals, groups, and community- based strategies will be highlighted. Prevention models utilizing approaches rooted in developmental affective neuroscience relevant to the mind-body impact of trauma will be of particular emphasis. Fall 2021
ECE 531 Modern Transistors This course teaches the underlying physics of the operation of modern bipolar and unipolar transistors which are used in modern electronics. This background is helpful for a) courses related to digital microelectronics, logical gates, memories, and sub circuits, and VLSI circuits; b) courses in analog electronics; and c) courses in microwave electronic systems. Fall 2021
ECE 532 Modern Photonics This course will teach students the principles that underline the interaction of light and matter, leading to the understanding of the basis of operation of photonic devices such as lasers, LEDs, solar cells, and photodetectors. The course starts with how understanding of light spectrum that is generated due to heat started the development of the field of quantum mechanics by Max Planck. This is then expanded by Einstein to include a quantum theory of light, on which basis absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission are explained. Building on that work, we analyze light interaction with semiconductors and show how lasers, LEDs and photodetectors work, and how modern photonics is able to solve great challenges of humanity. Fall 2021
ECE 603 Computing and Control This course focuses on the practical aspects of implementing Computer Control using microcontrollers in such applications as: Automated Equipment, Robotics, Motor Control, Process Control and Aerospace. The course is essentially divided into two parts: (1) the computer in the loop and (2) addressing noisy measurements. Fall 2021
ECE 613 Neuromorphic Computing This course will cover the principles of neuromorphic computing. Topics will cover 1) fundamentals of spiking neural network (SNN), which mimics the computation in mammalian brain; 2) supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms for SNN; 3) novel applications of SNN, including in vision and time series processing; 4) architectures for implementing SNN in hardware, aka neuromorphic hardware; 5) introduction to non-volatile memory technologies to implement synaptic processing in neuromorphic hardware; 6) software stacks for neuromorphic computing; and 7) design challenges in dependable neuromorphic computing. Fall 2021
EDGI 522 Education for Global Citizenship, Sustainability, and Social Justice Through the theoretical lens of global citizenship, the course investigates the role that education plays in sustainable development and examines the ways individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, and educational institutions are responding to the complex intersection of the local and global in the 21st Century. Students critically explore and evaluate educational approaches to global citizenship in the areas of sustainability and social justice. Students examine educational policies and responses relating to citizenship and sustainability, and develop the capacity to conceptualize global issues through global citizenship. In the end, students investigate the interplay of global citizenship, policy, and teacher education in response to global climate change and mass population migration. Fall 2021
EDGI 524 Measuring the World: Education and National Development This course critically examines the role of education as a primary agent of the socio-economic, cultural and technological advancement of nations. In the first part of the course, we familiarize ourselves with development more broadly, and in doing so conceptualize various measures of development progress and review theoretical perspectives often utilized in this work. Next, we consider the linkages between education and national development through the exploration of two country case studies of national development. The course concludes by considering the ways in which investments in health, alternative measures of well-being and development cooperation both promote national development and shape the relationship between education and development. Fall 2021
EDGI 552 Gender, Education, and International Organizations This course focuses on international organizations, foreign assistance, and their influence on educational policy and practice. We focus our analysis on organizations working at the intersection of gender equality and inclusive education, and particularly the role they play in global policy dialogues to develop a critical perspective of their work. Students examine how various multilateral, bilateral, financial, and civil society organizations work to shape policy, program planning, financing, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of gender equality and education goals that are part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using a critical perspective, students discover how gender and education activists work to shape their institutions and the development agenda locally and globally. Fall 2021
EDGI 604 Quantitative Literacy: Interpreting and Reporting Data for Educational Policy and Research The course will focus on both the art and science of quantitative methods by identifying how to draw careful insights from quantitative analyses. Students will read & discuss existing educational studies as well as review the results from quantitative analysis with a focus on 1) understanding the analytic approach, 2) interpreting the quantitative results, 3) best practices for visually displaying findings in figures and tables, and 4) using quantitative data to tell a compelling narrative. The course addresses the types of questions that can be addressed through quantitative methods, the importance of samples & describing a sample; summary data, patterns, and trends; the comparison of groups; the results from multiple regression analysis, experimental, and quasi-experimental research. Fall 2021
EDLT 591 Learning Analytics: Lenses on Students, Teaching, and Curriculum Enactment This course will prepare students to use data collected from classrooms and online programs to understand and help guide instructional practice. Using a range of information (ex: assessments, game/simulation telemetry, engagement with learning management systems, collaboration/communication data, and administrative/demographic information) students will develop skills in developing dashboards, evaluating grading, and developing authentic datasets about practice. This course is targeted to course designers/developers, teachers, lead teachers/professional learning community coordinators, and media center specialists. Fall 2021
EDLT 592 Information Enabled Change in Educational Organizations This course will prepare students to frame systems issues with information and to lead organizational change in educational systems using data. Using a range of information (test scores across courses, learning goals and exemplars, surveys, and administrative data) students will develop a plan to lead teams and groups through a change process, including developing a project plan and success metrics. Students will gain experience in describing stakeholders, developing boundary objects for monitoring. This course is targeted to course designers, teachers, professional learning communities, and media specialists. Fall 2021
EDSP 700 School Psychology Internship This course is a required internship for all school psychology students. It is to be taken each academic quarter the students are on internship. During internship, students are required to be engaged in assessment, intervention and/or consultative activities, related to the field of school psychology. The practicum may take place in school settings, behavioral health settings, clinics and hospital settings. Fall 2021
EDUC 751 Educational History and Foundations This course provides a foundation for understanding how the educational systems in America function. Students will learn about various institutional-internal and external environments and systems that comprise the PK-20 education system. Students will be continuously asked to analyze how examined environments and systems influence changes in the education system. Fall 2021
EDUC 752 Education, Learning, and Technology This course provides a foundation for understanding some of the ways that learning, and technology takes place in education settings. Students will learn about scientific based research in education, design based research, and other related research topics on education, learning, and technology. Students will have a better understanding of how learning perspectives in research, educational technology, and examine different forms of research. Fall 2021
EDUC 753 Educational Critical Theories and Practice This course provides a foundation for understanding critical theories and practice in education research. Students will learn about the origins of critical theory, a wide variety of critical theories, and the ways that they are utilized in practice. Students will be continuously asked to reflect on how critical theories are implemented into each step of the research process. Fall 2021
EDUC 754 Educational Change, Equity, and Social Action This course is designed to move from students through the foundations of social justice, educational equity, and critical educational theory to application and action within the PK-20 system through a review of literature, experience sharing, reflection and dialogue. This course will push students to engage with foundational literature, pedagogy, and epistemology while contextualizing the experiences of others in education. Fall 2021
EDUC 857 Advance Research in Mixed Methods and Survey Research This course focuses on two commonly used research approaches in the social sciences: mixed methods research (MMR) and survey research. Fundamentals of designing and implementing both research approaches are covered with applied research skills developed in each area. Fall 2021
EDUC 858 Conceptualizing PK-20+ Education This course will examine issues faced by schools and postsecondary education leaders associated with the preparation of students for educational advancement in a democratic society. This course was developed in response to growing educational concerns across the PK-16+ pipeline. The course is developed around three assumptions: 1) student academic progress is critical in optimizing individual talent in an increasingly knowledge-based society; 2) an important goal of the 21st century educational reform is to facilitate student preparedness for future academic and occupational success; and, 3) a more intentional alignment of the goals and emphases of K-12 education with postsecondary education should be considered a possible solution for educational reform. Fall 2021
EDUC 859 Power and Politics in Education This course provides an overview of the theoretical approaches to the connection between power and politics as applied to k-16 education at both the macro and micro levels. Through readings and discussions, we will explore the ways in which power, politics, and policy influence key issues in the k-12 and higher education contexts at the federal, state, and local levels. Course Purpose: A major purpose of this course will be the intersection of race, class and gender with power and politics in educational leadership, teaching, and scholarship. In addition, the course will examine policies in PK-16+ education, the elements of the policy-making process, and strategies for policy analysis. Fall 2021
EDUC 860 Educational Policy and Advanced Critical Theories This course is designed as an intensive introduction to PK-20 educational policy (formal and informal at all federal, state, local, and institutional levels) through a critical lens. This course is designed to move students through the foundations of and variations of policy making in educational systems in the United States. Additionally, will examine critical theories and their application in policy analysis, policy formation, and policy implementation. Fall 2021
EPI 804 Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Application This course is designed to provide a theoretical foundation and the practical tools necessary for addressing challenges to causal inference in epidemiological research. Fall 2021
FIN 605 Business Valuation This course provides a framework to understand value creation and maximization. The primary focus is on the valuation of equity in a public corporation, but the methods also apply to the valuation of private companies and small businesses. Topics include the analysis and projection of financial performance and the application of discounted cash flow and price-multiple valuation models. Fall 2021
FIN 615 Environmental and Social Issues in Finance This course focuses on how policies related to environmental and social (ES) issues affect firm performance. Using a mix of case studies, readings, discussions, and assignments, this class critically assesses ES issues affecting corporations today. Specific topics include activist and regulatory pressure, motivation for ES policies, greenwashing, and consequences for corporations that do and do not address these issues. Fall 2021
FIN 639 FinTech This course focuses on the growing area of fintech, defined as the set of new technologies and innovations that strive to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. Specific topics include cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, initial coin offerings, the technology-based alternatives to personal advising / trading, and regulatory issues. For each, we will consider both the benefits of these ‘fintech’ innovations, as well as their limitations. Fall 2021
FIN 645 Behavioral Finance This course provides an introduction to the topic of behavioral finance. Much of traditional economics and finance is based on market participants and managers behaving rationally. However, financial decisions in the laboratory and in the field systematically deviate from rational benchmarks, despite large monetary incentives to get it right. Behavioral finance examines these deviations and their implications for investor welfare and asset prices. Fall 2021
GEO 644 Plate Tectonics Plate tectonics is one of the Earth Sciences' foundational theories, underlying much of our understanding on the origin and distribution of volcanoes, earthquakes, ocean basins, and mountain chains. This course discusses vector analysis approaches as they apply to plate tectonics theory, plate rotation poles, analysis of triple-junction stability, mantle flow, plate motion reconstructions, and the driving forces of plate tectonics. Fall 2021
HMP 519 Maternal & Child Health Policy This course provides an introduction and overview of Maternal and Child Health (MCH)policy at the local, state, federal, and global level, with attention to grassroots community-centered/-led pro-grams and advocacy, all within a framework of identifying and defining the structural root causes that perpetuate inequities. Students learn about the principles of MCH policy and the impact of policy on maternal and child health. The course examines structural racism, in particular, its role as a root cause in creating and reproducing MCH inequities. Students will have the opportunity to analyze MCH policy issues and to engage with local organizations to learn more about current policy efforts within their chosen area. Fall 2021
HMP 661 Disability and Measurement Understanding the range of definitions and methods of measuring disability is essential to formulating effective policies and programs to support individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and service providers. This course is grounded in the diverse methods for measuring the concept of disability and the presentation of disability across individuals and populations. Since the measurement of disability is a fundamental building block for the creation of policy, the linkage to policy processes and content will be a backdrop for discussion and course activities. The measurement of disability has a long history and is rapidly changing in the current policy environment. Historical and present-day approaches to disability measurement will be presented and discussed. Fall 2021
HMP 662 Medicaid and Disability Policy People who qualify for Medicaid based on a disability include adults and children with disabilities that they have had since birth and others who have disabling conditions acquired through illness, injury, or trauma. Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled through disability pathways include those with physical conditions; intellectual or developmental disabilities; and serious behavioral disorders or mental illness. As such, Medicaid is the essential public program providing life-sustaining benefits to the disabled in the U.S. This course examines the public policy components of the Medicaid program related to eligibility, coverage, financing, and administration. The course also examines the history of the program to provide the context for understanding its present and future challenges. Fall 2021
HMP 817 Public Health Workforce: Pedagogy and Development This course introduces doctoral students to key concepts in Public Health workforce development and training needs assessment. It will prepare students to assess training needs for their community, develop presentations, and design and teach learning modules for public health work-force development and undergraduate/graduate level courses. Fall 2021
HSAD 501 Managerial Epidemiology The focus of the course is on the role and use of epidemiologic tools in the field of health care administration. Epidemiologic techniques are applied to specific areas of health administration including needs assessment, planning, quality assurance, financing and economic analysis for the delivery of healthcare services to various populations. Fall 2021
HSAD 527 Intro to Long Term Care & Post Acute Care Admin This course covers organization, administrative of long-term care services and post-acute services addressing the needs of the elderly and disabled populations. Long term care and post- acute care involves a description of the continuum of care, the types of providers and the range of services including nursing facilities, assisted living, housing, community-based services, and informal care giving. Also covered are the issues affecting integration across the continuum. Fall 2021
IHS 520S Molecular & Cellular Bases of Medicine In this course we will delve deeply into the basic molecular & cellular biology that underlies a number of diseases and therapeutic practice. The course will begin with a brief overview of fundamental molecular and cell biology concepts, and continue with a series of units, each focusing on the molecular and cell biological underpinnings of diseases or medical practices. The course will utilize exclusively online sources, including texts. Instructional modes will include live online, problem-based, and small group approaches. Students will be assessed via regular quizzes, group work, exams, and written presentations on specific applications of molecular and cell biology to biomedicine. Knowledge of college-level biology and chemistry will be assumed. Fall 2021
IHS 521S Neurophysiology of the Senses Neurophysiology of the Senses, is a semester‐long, course designed to provide graduate students with a strong foundation in the broad discipline of neuroscience. It is the first in a three-course sequence that will introduce several key themes, such as the structure and function of the nervous system, neuro- and synaptic physiology, the major neurotransmitter systems, sensory physiology, motor systems, drugs and their actions, and neuropharmacology of neural systems. Fall 2021
INFO 800 Science of Science This course provides an overview and a guided practice of Science of Science, which studies the structure and dynamics of a research field as a unit of analysis. The word science is broadly defined, including social sciences and humanities as well as natural sciences. This course introduces multiple perspectives of research and research communities. The course aims to combine relevant theories and guidelines with research activities of researchers, especially doctoral students. The course introduces relevant resources and methods to facilitate the application of corresponding research strategies and procedures. Fall 2021
IPS 502 Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care The focus of this course is to develop the student's ability to identify ethical dilemmas, apply moral reasoning, and then take action necessary to resolve the dilemma. Questions of clinical and applied ethics, including basic principles and theories that support and challenge the decision making process will be examined from various perspectives to address the moral difficulties the advance practice health care provider is likely to encounter. Fall 2021
IPS 503 Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments Examines health care policy and politics in terms of contemporary issues relative to health care providers in advanced roles, health care access, quality, and cost. The focus of this course is the critical analysis of health policy and global health utilizing advanced professional roles in relation to the broader health landscape. Fall 2021
IPS 591 Foundations of Healthcare Education This course prepares the prospective healthcare educator with the foundational principles necessary for teaching in various settings: classroom, clinical and college laboratories, and health care agencies. Fall 2021
IPS 618 Standardized Patients Standardized Patients (SP) have been used extensively in medical education for over 50 years. The expansion into other health care professions has been seen in the last decade. This course will provide the simulation-based educator with the core skills to design an SP encounter, train SPs and evaluate the outcome. Fall 2021
IPS 619 Advanced Debriefing and Reflective Practice Debriefing is a key component of reflective practice and simulation based education. This course will build on foundational concepts of debriefing and engage the learner is a self-reflective process as a debriefing. Challenging debriefing situations, peer feedback and the skills to develop a peer faculty development model will be discussed. Fall 2021
IPS 620 Simulation Center Leadership This course explores models of leadership for simulation Centers or Programs. The Learners will evaluate current policies and procedures using the benchmark of accreditation models for the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. Individual “frames” around feedback and negotiation will be explored through experiential learning and expert feedback. Fall 2021
IPS 621 Evaluation in Simulation-Based Education This course will explore the evidence-based tools for assessing outcomes in simulation-based education. Outcome evaluations will be approached from the learner, process and debriefer perspective. Fall 2021
IPS 622 Simulation Capstone This is the final course in the plan of study for the MS/MSN: Healthcare Simulation. The topic of the implementation project will be learner driven and decided in collaboration with your assigned mentor. This course is the integration of simulation-based education, patient safety and educational principles culminating in an implementation capstone. Fall 2021
IPS 860 Interprofessional Research Experience This course involves students from various health professions who learn about the history and goals of the Interprofessional Education and Research (IPER) movement. Students work in pairs or larger groups to immerse themselves in an IPER experience with an emphasis on one or several of the stages of the research process. Students engage in projects such as designing a pilot study, conducting a descriptive study, or conducting a program evaluation. Emphasis is placed on research projects that help to realize the goals and objectives of IPER generally or to advance how one health profession can realize an objective(s) of IPER in pre-professional formation or continuing professional education. Fall 2021
ISTM 511 Foundations in Evidence-Based STEM Pedagogy A graduate level introduction to evidence-based approaches to teaching STEM undergraduates. Evidence-based pedagogies have been demonstrated to be successful in promoting student learning and success. Students in this course will discuss, research, and practice a number of evidence-based pedagogical approaches and think about implementation strategies for the classroom. Through classroom activities we will engage with a survey of evidence-based teaching approaches so that students can make informed implementation decisions after the course is over. There will be an emphasis on understanding why changes to STEM teaching are important for promoting retention and diversity in STEM fields. Fall 2021
ISTM 512 Advanced Undergraduate STEM Pedagogical Techniques Students in this course will discuss, research, and practice a number of evidence-based pedagogical approaches and think about implementation strategies for the classroom. Through classroom activities we will engage with the vocabulary of evidence-based teaching so that students can continue to learn about these topics after the course is over. There will be an emphasis on understanding why changes to STEM teaching are important for promoting retention and diversity in STEM fields. In this course, students will address approaches to utilizing technology tools to support implementation of active-learning, confront how learning involves more than content and includes metacognition, epistemology, and affective features. Fall 2021
ISTM 515 Seminar in UG STEM Education This course provides graduate students in Undergraduate STEM Education with an anchor for their capstone experiences (rotations or projects). The course will expose students enrolled in the 1.0 credit section to literature on undergraduate STEM education, organized around the broad course themes of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation and provides them an opportunity to engage with these ideas against the background of their specific STEM disciplines. Fall 2021
LAW 887S Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills This course will prepare students for the written essays, performance tests and multiple-choice questions of the bar exam. Students will develop their exam-writing skills by taking practice questions under exam conditions and receiving critiques of their answers. Students will also review several areas of substantive law commonly tested on bar exams. NOTE: This course is not a substitute for a commercial bar review course. Fall 2021
MATE 603 Advanced Polymer Characterization This class covers advanced polymer characterization methods that are related to the structure and properties of polymeric materials. Focus will be devoted to scattering and microscopy techniques. X-ray/Neutron scattering and diffraction will be discussed to understand polymer crystalline and nanostructure. Various polymer microscopy techniques such as electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and polarized light microscopy will be discussed. Advanced polymer thermal analysis such as modulated differential scanning calorimetry and chip calorimetry will be covered to understand metastability of polymeric materials. The class will discuss how to use this suite of characterization tools to design experiments for targeted applications. Fall 2021
MGMT 604 Strategic Change Management Corporations are continuously adapting to changes and new opportunities in their environments to maintain a competitive advantage. However, if not planned and implemented properly, change not only runs the risk of undermining a firm’s value proposition and customer base but might be difficult to manage. This course approaches the management of change from a strategic perspective. As such, we will consider how internal structures and external factors jointly facilitate (or hinder) change and innovation, covering topics such as organizational resistance to change, agility, strategic repositioning, and various sources of change. Fall 2021
MIS 615 Aligning Information Technologies and Operations Information Technology (IT) infrastructure must be aligned with an organization's strategy and operations to ensure optimal benefits. This class uses the principles of DevOps to examine operational alignment for IT infrastructure. Students learn how different IT infrastructures are matched to different operational profiles to maximize effectiveness. Students will also be exposed to cross-domain alignment: the ways in which top-level IT and business strategies affect operations. This includes how IT strategy affects business operations and how business strategy guides IT operations and infrastructure. Finally, students learn how new modes of system delivery meet the needs of business operations in hypercompetitive environments. Fall 2021
MIS 625 Management of Information Technology Operations Contemporary Information Technology (IT) ecosystems include multiple infrastructure components, applications, and performance monitoring tools, which may be located within or external to an organization. In this course, students learn how a firm's IT assets are procured, deployed, integrated, and managed. This includes licensing and service level agreements (SLAs), cost center (shared services) and profit center approaches for IT infrastructure, approaches for identifying and remediating problems with IT operations, and best practices for securing IT assets. Machine learning for IT operations management is also covered. Fall 2021
MIS 643 Digital Platform Management Digital platforms exist in various forms, such as electronic markets where participants exchange products and services, or core IT products that bring communities of businesses and consumers together. Incumbents as well as start-ups can build digital platforms to enter new markets or launch digital innovations. This course introduces students to the various types of digital platforms and the opportunities they offer. By studying the dynamics in this arena, students learn about the various forms of coordination and competition that exist in digital ecosystems, and what strategies firms have employed to succeed there. Additionally, students gain understanding of the changes that take place in markets and industries when digital platforms emerge. Fall 2021
NFS 520 Pediatric Nutrition This course provides the learner with skills to perform pediatric nutrition assessment and medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of common medical conditions of newborns through adolescents. Fall 2021
NFS 636 Maternal and Child Health Nutrition This course will provide the learner with an understanding of the nutrient needs of women and children, with a focus on the periods of the first 1,000 days, pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, toddler and preschool -age, and children with special health care needs. Issues of adequacy of the diet and access to food will be investigated, as well as resulting health outcomes. Public health resources addressing these issues in the US and globally will be explored. Fall 2021
NPM 610 Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Diversity in the workplace has moved beyond calculating a broad range of employee demographics. Employers, especially nonprofits, are focusing on including and elevating diverse voices and diverse perspectives and building teams that represent the populations they serve and for-profits to create and deliver more innovative services and products and gain a competitive edge. Evidence demonstrates diverse teams are more creative and productive. But, inclusion cannot happen in a vacuum. Leadership must foster and support diversity and inclusion and create an environment where all employees are empowered to be productive and innovative. Fall 2021
NPM 615 Program Evaluation The course is designed to have students apply qualitative and quantitative methods to frame and implement an evaluation capable of being implemented in a broad range of nonprofit (and for-profit) organizational settings, including those found in education, health care, government and private sector organizations. Students will study the purposes and models of program evaluation, roles of the evaluator and stakeholders, and address ethical issues associated with an evaluation. To gain practical experience with “continuous program improvement,” students will conduct an evaluation of an existing program. Fall 2021
NPM 680 Leading Nonprofit Organizations Students will explore the different roles within the senior leadership team of nonprofit organizations to determine how those roles intersect to achieve the mission. Students will delve into leadership skills such as communication, motivating others, managing conflict, building partnerships and financial acumen to understand the necessity of those skills in developing a strategic vision, managing an effective team, and growing the organization to meet the needs of the community. The notion of servant leadership, ethics, and mission will be threaded throughout the course. Students will consider their own leadership skills to determine what skills they need to develop/enhance to be an effective nonprofit leader. This course is ideal for students already working in a nonprofit seeking a more senior role. Fall 2021
PHYS 554 Quantum Technology The course provides an applied physics/engineering treatise of the fundamental building blocks of quantum computers. The topics include the physics of quantum computing, different quantum bit (qubit) technologies (ion trap/ superconducting/ semiconductor spin qubits), full hardware and system level aspects, the state-of-the-art, challenges, and near future outlook of the paradigm. Fall 2021
PHYS 558 Quantum Information Introduction to the principles of quantum information and quantum information processing. Covers the basic postulates of quantum physics (e.g. superposition, entanglement, measurement) necessary for quantum computing and examines the way in which quantum information is stored and processed (e.g. quantum bits, quantum gates, quantum algorithms). Fall 2021
PSY 675 Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Treatments This course is designed to provide an introduction to third generation acceptance-based behavior theory and therapies (ABBTs), broadly writ. The goal is to enhance students’ theoretical, empirical, and practical understanding of ABBTs as it relates to the etiology, maintenance, assessment, and treatment of various forms of psychopathology, and to lay the foundation for the development of basic competencies in various ABBT technologies. Readings and lectures will address a variety of topics, including basic learning, behavioral, cognitive, and biological processes and mechanisms, as well as various assessment and intervention strategies developed within or associated with the applied behavioral tradition. Fall 2021
PTRS 680 Geriatric Physical Therapy This is a required course for all entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students. This course addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural aspects of aging, and the changes that occur throughout adulthood. Course content will provide foundational knowledge for concurrent and subsequent courses for physical therapy examination and intervention. Fall 2021
PTRS 665 Pediatric Physical Therapy II This is the second of two required courses that emphasize the physical therapy management of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities and health conditions across various body systems, and different delivery settings. Didactic material for various system pathologies will be presented. Clinical reasoning applied and best evidence will guide students to choose appropriate examination tools, write meaningful goals and develop a physical therapy plan of care. Child development with an emphasis on functional movement, from the pre-natal period through adolescence will be discussed in the context of physical therapy management of infants, children, and adolescents. Fall 2021
PTRS 791 Clinical Experience I This course is the first of three required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. This course is the student's opportunity to begin to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills with patients and clients. The student also begins to develop as a professional through role modeling by the clinical instructor. Fall 2021
PTRS 792 Terminal Clinical Experience II This course is the second of three required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. The student continues to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills and will be involved in all aspects of patient-client management (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, discharge, and outcomes management). Fall 2021
PTRS 793 Terminal Clinical Experience III This course is a final, full-time, supervised clinical education experience. The student attains mastery of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively and safely practice in today's healthcare environment. The student will experience the multiple roles of the physical therapist, such as those related to administration and health promotion. Fall 2021
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