Jul 07, 2022  
2016-2017 EIU Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Technology

  
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    TEC 5233 - Training Systems Management.


    (3-0-3) This course emphasizes training systems management from a macro viewpoint. Course topics include roles, responsibilities, and functions of a training systems manager, strategic and operational planning, marketing operations, facility planning, return on investments and training materials.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Admission to the Master of Science in Technology program or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5243 - Design for Quality.


    (3-0-3) Study of history and principles of quality design and control, principles and methods of statistical design of experiments (DOE) used in quality control, process optimization, and trouble shooting, application of Taguchi’s methods.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    A course in statistics or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5253 - Consulting for Performance Improvement


    (3-0-3) The course examines the core principles of consulting in the area of performance improvement. It will explore the techniques of consulting for performance improvement and will provide in-depth practice of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully practice consulting for performance improvement. This course is designed for the application of performance improvement models to analyze, implement, and evaluate real workplace issues.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5213 – Work Performance Technology. May not be taken concurrently.



    Credits: 3

  
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    TEC 5303 - C# Technological Applications and the .Net Platform


    (3-0-3) This course examines the core constructs of the C# Programming Language, including Object Oriented programming with C#, interfaces and approaches to compiling and debugging C# source code files. Technological applications using the .Net platform are covered.

     


    Prerequisites & Notes
    Graduate standing (required). Proficiency with Microsoft office applications and basic programming concepts. 



    Credits: 3

  
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    TEC 5313 - Networking and Advanced Data Communications.


    (2-2-3) Study of advanced data communications and networking hardware and software for applications in industry including standards, architecture, operations, systems maintenance, and management.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Experience with and access to current computer technology.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5323 - Advanced Database Technology.


    (2-2-3) Study of advanced database technology (Oracle) for applications in contemporary industry, including architecture, operations, system maintenance and management.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Experience with and access to current computer technology.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5333 - Management of Computer Technology.


    (3-0-3) This course focuses on issues and forces influencing management decisions regarding computer technology. Case problems, software simulations, and site visits provide insight to the operations of computer technology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Experience with and access to current computer technology.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5343 - Multimedia and Web Technology.


    (2-2-3) Multimedia and web technologies for applications in contemporary industry are introduced. Collaborative teamwork in the design and development of interactive technology-based projects is emphasized.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Experience with and access to current computer technology.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5353 - Cybersecurity


    (3-1-3) A study of technology for cyberecurity and on cryptographical principles and applications.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5313 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3

  
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    TEC 5363 - Database Security and Reliability


    (2-2-3) Study of principles and practices of implementing computer database security in modern businesses and industries, including database security principles, database auditing, security implementation and database reliability.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5323 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5383 - Advanced Web Technologies


    (3-0-3) A study into advanced web technologies including XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, XML, client-side methods, server-side methods, Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, and web security. Students will be required to complete a number of comprehensive projects

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5343 Multimedia and Web Technology, or waived by the instructor. Students cannot take two courses concurrently unless approved by the instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5393 - Mobile App Development


    (3-0-3) This course will prepare students to develop applications for mobile devices. Students will evaluate various constraints facing mobile application developers and study how to address these constraints with techniques in software design, user interface design, and implementation. In addition, students will develop important components of modern mobile computing, such as multimedia, Internet access, data distribution, and location awareness.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5373 Java Application in Technology, or waived by the instructor. Students cannot take two courses concurrently unless approved by the Chair.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5413 - Biometric Security


    (3-1-3) A study on unimodal and multimodal biomatric security assurance technology applied to surveillance and identification.


    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5443 - Assessment and Evaluation in Workforce Preparation.


    (3-0-3) Assessment and evaluation; construction of measures of assessment for cognitive skills, psychomotor performance, affective behavior, and portfolios in career subject areas; statistical procedures for interpretation and use of test and performance measurements.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5513 - Advanced Computer Integrated Manufacturing.


    (3-0-3) Study of computer integrated manufacturing systems. Course topics include: flexible manufacturing systems, machine vision, automatic identification, and artificial intelligence. Emphasis on evaluating and analyzing computer integrated manufacturing technology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    INT 4023.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5523 - Systems Simulation.


    (3-0-3) Numerical modeling of processes and systems on digital computers. Course topics include: problem formulation, model building, data acquisition, model translation, verification, validation, and analysis of results.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Experience with and access to current computer technology.

    Credits: 3

  
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    TEC 5533 - Biomass Gasification


    (3-0-3) This course is for students who have a desire to study renewable energy focusing on gasification from
    biomass. Students will be able to design their own gasifier. No prior knowledge of biomass gasification is expected or assumed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    None

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5603 - Advanced Manufacturing Management.


    (3-0-3) Advanced study of technical management areas in manufacturing operations. Course topics include: capital investment, queuing theory, reliability and maintenance, aggregate planning, decision support systems, and productivity improvement techniques in a manufacturing environment.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    INT 4943 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5723 - Issues and Trends in Technology.


    (3-0-3) A study of present and future foundational professional developments in technology. Students will investigate and identify state-of-the-art trends and issues facing the profession today.

    Credits: 3
  
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    TEC 5950 - Thesis


    (Arr.-Arr-3 to 6) As arranged. (Credit/No Credit) NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned from a combination of Thesis and Independent Study.

    Credits: 3 to 6
  
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    TEC 5950A - Thesis I


    (Arr.-Arr-3 to 6) As arranged. (Credit/No Credit) NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned from a combination of Thesis and Independent Study.

    Credits: 3 to 6
  
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    TEC 5951 - Non-credit Thesis


    (0-0-0) The purpose of this course is to allow a graduate student to remain continuously enrolled and access services required to complete the thesis after completing the maximum number of hours of credit for thesis [5950], research [5900], and independent study [5990] in a thesis option.

    Credits: 0
  
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    TEC 5970 - Special Topics in Technology


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5970A - Special Topics in Technology I


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group  discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5970B - Special Topics in Technology II


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5970D - Special Topics in Technology III


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5970E - Special Topics in Technology IV


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5970F - Special Topics in Technology V


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) Study of special topics in technology with variable course content. Intensive study of topics through readings, reports, and group discussions.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    TEC 5980 - Industrial Internship in the Technologies.


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 10) (Credit/No Credit) An experiential learning activity designed to help students apply previously learned concepts, theories, principles and developed skills while working in one of the physical technologies’ industrial or business environments. A maximum of 40 hours of participation is required for each semester hour. May be repeated once.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students must apply and obtain approval of the chair, School of Technology, one semester prior to the proposed experience.

    Credits: 1 to 10
  
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    TEC 5980A - Industrial Internship in the Technologies I


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 10) (Credit/No Credit) An experiential learning activity designed to help students apply previously learned concepts, theories, principles and developed skills while working in one of the physical technologies’ industrial or business environments. A maximum of 40 hours of participation is required for each semester hour. May be repeated once.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students must apply and obtain approval of the chair, School of Technology, one semester prior to the proposed experience.

    Credits: 1 to 10
  
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    TEC 5990 - Independent Study


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Preparation of instructional display panels and devices. Slides, transparencies, etc., research papers. NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned in a combination of Independent Study and Thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and approval of the chair, School of Technology, required before registration.

    Credits: 1 to 6
  
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    TEC 5990A - Independent Study I


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Preparation of instructional display panels and devices. Slides, transparencies, etc., research papers. NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned in a combination of Independent Study and Thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and approval of the chair, School of Technology, required before registration.

    Credits: 1 to 6
  
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    TEC 5990B - Independent Study II


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Preparation of instructional display panels and devices. Slides, transparencies, etc., research papers. NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned in a combination of Independent Study and Thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and approval of the chair, School of Technology, required before registration.

    Credits: 1 to 6
  
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    TEC 5990D - Independent Study III


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Preparation of instructional display panels and devices. Slides, transparencies, etc., research papers. NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned in a combination of Independent Study and Thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and approval of the chair, School of Technology, required before registration.

    Credits: 1 to 6
  
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    TEC 5990E - Independent Study IV


    (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) Preparation of instructional display panels and devices. Slides, transparencies, etc., research papers. NOTE: May be repeated once to a maximum of nine semester hours earned in a combination of Independent Study and Thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and approval of the chair, School of Technology, required before registration.

    Credits: 1 to 6
  
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    TEC 5991 - Non-Credit Independent Study


    (0-0-0) The purpose of this course is to allow a graduate student to remain continuously enrolled as an auditor and access services required to complete the degree after completing all degree requirements except for completion of examinations or other non-course capstone requirements. Candidates in thesis options use non-credit thesis (5951).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Candidates must retain degree-seeking status and secure permission of the department chair or graduate coordinator.

    Credits: 0

Women’s Studies

  
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    WST 4800 - Non-western Feminisms: Gender, Culture, and Nation


    (3-0-3) In-depth study of major social concerns and theoretical issues raised in non-western feminist discourses by male and female writers from non-western countries. The course will explore the treatment of gender themes in relation to culture, class, race, and nationality.


    Prerequisites & Notes
    Women’s Studies 2309 or permission of the instructor or Coordinator of Women’s Studies Program. Junior, senior, or graduate student standing required.


    Credits: 3

Operations and Supply Chain

  
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    OSC 4810 - Supply Chain and Logistics Management


    (3-0-3) The concepts of managing the complete flow of materials, information and financial resources in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered. This course covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Junior, Senior or Graduate standing, BUS 2810 with C or better, or permission of the Associate Chair,
    School of Business.

    Credits: 3
  
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    OSC 4820 - Business Analytics and Data Mining


    (3-0-3) Management of statistical methods and tools for transforming massive amounts of data into new and useful information, uncovering factors that affect purchasing patterns, and identifying potential profitable investments and opportunities. Among the topics are: simple linear regression, multiple regression and correlation, partial regression techniques,  model selections, validation, and diagnostics, logistics regression, data mining, decision tree, neural network models,  visualization, and methods for model selection. Includes application of statistical software solution techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Junior, Senior or Graduate standing, BUS 2810 with C or better, or permission of the Associate Chair,
    School of Business.

    Credits: 3
  
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    OSC 4850 - Project Management


    (3-0-3) An introduction to project management principles, methods, tools used to plan, organize, and control projects. Students are required to use project management software.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Senior standing or Graduate Standing, or permission of the Associate Chair, School of Business.

    Credits: 3

Biochemistry/Biotechnology

  
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    BCT 5000 - Techniques in Biotechnology


    (0-9-3) This course will give students advanced training in laboratory techniques used in biotechnology from both a biological and chemical perspective.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Admission to the Master’s in Biochemistry/Biotechnology program or by permission of the program coordinator.

    Credits: 3
  
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    BCT 5001 - Practicum in Biochemistry and Biotechnology


    (0-9-3) This course is designedto give students an intensive practicum experience in a particular advanced technique in Biotechnology. The students will be assigned appropriate projects by matching student interests with available faculty expertise.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BCT 5000

    Credits: 3
  
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    BCT 5980 - Internship in Biotechnology


    (0-9-3) Internship experience in a laboratory setting approved by the program coordinator. To be taken credit/no credit for a maximum of six semester hours applicable to the degree.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Student must have completed BCT 5000 with a C or better and acceptance to a sponsored internship and permission of the program coordinator.

    Credits: 3

Cybersecurity

  
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    CIT 4753 - Emerging Video Technologies


    (2-2-3) A study of video technologies and techniques. This course will focus on the capture of video for creating applications and solutions for web sites, education, training, and advertising solutions. Main emphasis will be on hardware, specialty equipment, and media preparation for these applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AET 2123, graduate standing or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
  
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    CIT 4803 - Operating Systems for Computer Technology


    (3-0-3) An introduction to technological applications of modern operating systems: Design concepts, data structures, algorithms and systems (shell) programming basics. Emphasis will be on UNIX, LINUX and WINDOWS based operating systems

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AET 3163

    Credits: 3
  
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    CIT 4813 - Front End and Mobile Website Development


    (2-2-3) A study of front end and mobile website development. Emphasis will be on planning, designing, development, testing, and publishing of websites specifically for internet connected devices.  

    Prerequisites & Notes
    None

    Credits: 3
  
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    CIT 4823 - Big Data and Cloud Computing


    (2-2-3) Introduction to concept and technology of big data and predictive analytics, including capture, transfer, storage, query, exploration, visualization and other relevant applications of large data-sets.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AET 3163 or equivalent

    Credits: 3
  
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    CIT 4833 - Cybersecurity Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems


    (2-2-3) A study of principles and applications of Cybersecurity Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AET 2523

    Credits: 3
  
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    CYB 5550 - Cybersecurity Professional Seminar


    (3-0-3) Review of content and procedures of the recommended professional cybersecurity certifications in the U.S. market.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    TEC 5353, MIS 4850

    Credits: 3

Talent Development

  
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    ATD 5230 - Talent Development Administration


    (3-0-3) This course emphasizes the skills needed to effectively manage talent development. Course topics include managing content strategies, vendor relations, assigning facilitator roles, monitoring talent development progress and risks, and managing professional development.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ATD 5255 - Facilitating Talent Development


    (3-0-3) This course will explore the techniques of facilitating talent development and will provide in-depth practice of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully deliver talent development solutions.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ATD 5900 - Capstone in Talent Development


    (3-0-3) This course is to provide the culminating, integrative curricular experience for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Talent Development. As such, the course draws on students’ prior training within the core courses in the degree. Capstone projects will apply concepts from the Master of Science in Talent Development to real-world experiences within the field to complete an applied graduate research project.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of Master of Science in Talent Development Core courses (TEC 5203, 5213, 5283, 5443, 5292, 5253, and ATD 5230 & 5255)

    Credits: 3
 

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