
Marine Studies 


MAST 647  Current Topics in Chemical Methods in Oceanography Credit(s): 13 CURR TPCS CHEM METH IN OCEAN Component: Lecture Principles, capabilities and limitations of analytical methods to the chemistry of marine waters and sediments. Analytical methods include electrochemical, spectroscopic, chromatographic, electron microscopy and surface techniques. Emphasis on the analysis of trace components (biochemical, inorganic and organic) in the marine environment. Laboratory experiments. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 648  Water Wave Mechanics Credit(s): 3 WATER WAVE MECHANICS Component: Lecture Primary emphasis on linear water wave theory and its applications. Shoaling, refraction and diffraction of waves. Basic aspects of wavestructure and wavebottom interaction. Introduction to basic wave propagation models. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CIEG 672 . PREREQ: CIEG305. 


MAST 651  Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity Credit(s): 3 MARINE INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSI Component: Lecture Overview of marine invertebrate structure and function, physiology, development and life history, and ecology within the context of their evolutionary origins and phylogeny. Appreciation of their biodiversity and significance in marine ecosystems. Special attention to systematics and taxonomy of important groups and local fauna. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 653  Marine Organic Geochemistry Credit(s): 3 MARINE ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY Component: Lecture Examines marine organic matter (OM) as it relates to marine and global carbon cycling including: 1) seawater and sediment OM molecular composition and reactivity, 2) OM biomarkers, 3) current OM geochemical analytical techniques. Activities include lectures, discussions, student presentations, and a research paper. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: Organic Chemistry. Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring



MAST 655  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Credit(s): 3 GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS Component: Lecture Development of the fundamental fluid dynamics used in analyzing flows in physical oceanography and meterology. Fundamentals of vorticity dynamics and geostrophy, inviscid theory of Rossby waves, and Ekman boundry layers. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 658  Paleoclimatology Credit(s): 3 PALEOCLIMATOLOGY Component: Lecture Covers the factors that cause natural variations in Earths climate on different time scales, focusing on biotic, geologic, and geochemical records. Includes discussion of changing continental configurations, atmospheric greenhouse gas levels, and the EarthSun geometry on ocean circulation and climate change. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with GEOG 658 and GEOL 658 . 


MAST 659  Regional Climate Modeling: Tech & Appl Credit(s): 3 REGIONAL CLIMATE MODELING Component: Lecture Global change is impacting an increasing number of sectors in science, engineering and policy, creating a need for highresolution regional climate data used in impact assessments and mitigation plans. The primary objective is to understand regional climate processes, modeling techniques, and tools for analysis. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with GEOG 659 . PREREQ: GEOG220 and MATH241. 


MAST 660  International and National Ocean Policies Credit(s): 3 INTNL & NATL OCEAN POLICIES Component: Lecture Analyzes the major policy and legal frameworks for managing oceans and coasts at international, regional, and national levels, with special attention to the Law of the Sea Convention, to the world summits on sustainable development, and to United States ocean policy. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 661  Introduction to Ocean Modeling Credit(s): 3 INTRO TO OCEAN MODELING Component: Lecture Introduction to numerical methods used to solve the equations of ocean motion. Topics range from basic numerical concepts with applications to general transport and shallowwater equations to an overview of turbulence and ocean circulation models that are employed to understand weather and climate. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CIEG 661 , GEOG 661 . PREREQ: CIEG 639 or MAST 691 . 


MAST 662  Climate Change: Policy, Equity and Mitigation Credit(s): 3 CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY & EQUITY Component: Lecture Focuses on climate change equity, international compliance mechanisms, and US initiatives. It is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who seek to gain substantive understanding of climate change policy and the means, impediments and opportunities to reaching resolution of complex international questions. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with UAPP 665 . 


MAST 663  Decision Tools for Policy Analysis Credit(s): 3 DECISION TOOLS FOR POLICY ANAL Component: Lecture Develops quantitative decisionmaking skills for science and technology policy decisions. Covers decisionmaking under uncertainty, axioms of decision analysis, decision trees, influence diagrams, sensitivity analysis, confidence intervals, value of information, probabilistic risk assessment, and multiattribute decision theory. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with UAPP 663 . 


MAST 667  SEMINAR Credit(s): 112 SEMINAR Component: Lecture Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 669  Statistics For The Marine Sciences Credit(s): 3 STATISTICS FOR MARINE SCIENCES Component: Lecture Introduces the fundamental practices of statistics, emphasizing methods used in marine sciences. Topics include exploratory data analysis, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, analysis of frequencies, statistical graphics, basic experimental design and modern computerintensive statistical methods. Weekly computer lab included to conduct statistical analyses. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 672  BenefitCost Analysis (3cr.) Credit(s): 3 BENEFITCOST ANALYSIS Component: Lecture This course is an overview of BenefitCost Analysis using the principles of welfare economics. You will learn those underlying principles and the tools required to conducted a sound BenefitCost Analysis. We emphasize principles of good analysis covering measurement, uncertainty, discounting, intangibles, equity, and more. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ECON 670 . PREREQ: ECON 300 or ECON 301. 


MAST 674  Legal Aspects of the Coastal Zone Credit(s): 3 LEGAL ASPECTS OF COASTAL ZONE Component: Lecture Examines basic legal doctrines and public policy implications relevant to the development and protection of the coastal zone of the United States. Use, ownership and control of water and land beneath and bordering upon water; relationships between the states and the federal government in areas of marine affairs; environmental protection and legal controls of water pollution. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. 


MAST 675  Economics of Natural Resources Credit(s): 3 ECONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCES Component: Lecture Study of the allocation of natural resources, especially marine and coastal zone resources, in modern economics. Application of economic theory to the problems of misallocations and the means of correction, under both free and planned markets. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ECON 675 . 


MAST 676  Environmental Economics Credit(s): 3 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS Component: Lecture Study of the choice of policies to protect the environment, including land, air and water resources. Theory of market failure and externalities, use of economic incentives in policy design, valuation of environmental resources and examination of inefficiencies in existing U.S. environmental policies. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ECON 676 . 


MAST 681  Remote Sensing of Environment Credit(s): 3 REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Component: Lecture Introduces important technology of remote sensing to further our understanding of Earth’s environment. Gain an indepth look at the principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing. Basic skills in computer processing of digital satellite images using ENVI and ArcGIS software are provided. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Standard Grading Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ELEG 681 , GEOG 681 . Course Typically Offered: Fall



MAST 683  Environmental Chemistry Credit(s): 3 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Component: Lecture Reactions in gas, liquid and solid phases of the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere, and energy fluxes and chemical exchanges across these interfaces discussed in the context of basic chemical principles. Applications to current issues such as climate change and air/water pollution discussed. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CHEM 683 . 


MAST 684  Electric Vehicles and the Grid Credit(s): 3 ELECTRIC VEHICLES & THE GRID Component: Lecture This seminar covers design of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, existing and needed policies, consumer perspective on electric vehicles, and the use of electric vehicles for grid services, including leveling variable generation. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ELEG 684 . PREREQ: Enough physics or engineering to understand relationships among voltage, current, resistance and power. 


MAST 685  Fundamentals of Acoustics Credit(s): 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICS Component: Lecture Fundamentals of sound and vibration, including equations governing vibrating string, vibration of bars, twodimensional wave equation in plates, acoustic wave equation, transmission phenomena and acoustic radiation and reception. Other topics include absorption and attenuation of sound, resonators and ducts and filters, in the context of environmental and underwater acoustics. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: Calculus and introduction to differential equations 


MAST 686  Remote Sensing Seminar Credit(s): 112 REMOTE SENSING SEMINAR Component: Lecture Basic and applied research topics in remote sensing of earth resources, coastal processes, estuarine productivity, ocean dynamics and climatic effects presented by University students, faculty and guest speakers. Stresses advanced data acquisition and spectral and spatial image analysis techniques. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 691  Fluid Dynamics in Marine Systems Credit(s): 4 FLUID DYNAMICS IN MARINE SYSTM Component: Lecture The material covered includes kinematics and dynamics of fluids with emphasis on coastal and ocean flows; governing equations; viscous flows; flows on a rotating planet; flows with variable density; boundary layers; transport, diffusion and mixing in the oceans and coastal zones; simple models; and turbulence. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 4 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 692  Environmental Values, Movements and Policy Credit(s): 3 ENVIR VALUES, MOVEMENTS&POLCYI Component: Lecture Examines citizens’ beliefs and values, voluntary environmental groups and the ways in which individuals and groups affect environmental policy. Shows how research in areas such as environmental sociology and ecological anthropology can inform policy. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with UAPP 692 . 


MAST 693  Waves in the Marine Environment Credit(s): 3 WAVES IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMNT Component: Lecture General principles of wave mechanics, kinematics and dynamics. Applications to surface gravity waves, acoustic waves, electromagnetic waves and large scale geophysical waves. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CIEG 693 . PREREQ: MEEG 690 Course Typically Offered: Spring



MAST 694  Systems Biology I Credit(s): 3 SYSTEMS BIOLOGY I Component: Lecture Couples lectures and handson exercises to introduce students to experimental methods and bioinformatics analysis in systems biology, showing how global analysis of omics data improves understanding of biological systems. Covers three units: (i) experimental techniques; (ii) genomics and transcriptomics data analysis; and (iii) proteomics and pathway/network data analysis. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 697  Bioinformatics Programming for Biologists Credit(s): 3 BIOINFORMATICS PROG FOR BIOLOG Component: Lecture Basic PERL programming for biologists doing bioinformatics research with no experience in computer programming. Teaches PERL syntax enabling editing and troubleshooting existing PERL programs/modules without writing new programs/scripts. Uses Biowolf parallel computing cluster at DBI. Goal is proficiency with computers from commandline, unixbased, terminal interface. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 698  Environmental and Systems Bioinformatics Credit(s): 3 ENVIR & SYSTEMS BIOINFORMATICS Component: Lecture Teaches bioinformatic methods used to link genomic/proteomic sequence features to mechanisms of environmental adaptations or metabolic systems organization. For graduate students and advanced undergraduates applying basic informatic approaches/computational tools to research. Expectation of some programming experience. Computational tools include: PERL, PYTHON, R, and MatLab. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 802  Case Study in Environmental Decision Making Credit(s): 3 CASE STDY: ENVIR DECSN MAKING Component: Lecture Analyzes issues in environmental management of coupledhumannatural systems such as coastal regions. Develops interdisciplinary problemsolving strategies. Engages students in realworld marine science/policy problems. Applies disciplinary knowledge, develops synthesis skills. Topics change, but case designs contain multidisciplinary elements, e.g., physical ocean science, marine biology, oceanography, and marine policy. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 811  Oceanographic Time Series Analysis Credit(s): 3 OCEANOGRAPHIC TIME SERIES ANAL Component: Lecture Quantitative techniques for data processing and time series analysis. Topics include basic definitions, linear systems, digital filters, statistical techniques, autospectrum estimation, crossspectrum estimation, Monte Carlo technique, empirical orthogonal function analysis and rotary spectrum estimation. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. 


MAST 812  Ethics, Business and Communication Credit(s): 3 ETHICS, BUSINESS & COMMUNIC Component: Lecture Provides professional development in ethics, business and communication related to systems biology research applications in stem cell, tissue engineering, and drug delivery technologies. Intended for PhD students in interdisciplinary life science and engineering programs. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with BINF 815 . 


MAST 813  Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments Credit(s): 3 SYS BIOL OF CELL IN ENGNRD ENV Component: Lecture Provides a technical review of systems biology approaches including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics as well as applications in tissue engineering, stem cell differentiation, and drug delivery. Intended for PhD students in interdisciplinary life science and engineering programs. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with BINF 816 . 


MAST 814  Political Economy of the Environment Credit(s): 3 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENVIRONMN Component: Lecture Reviews major theories developed over the last half century to explain naturesociety relations. Policy case studies on environmental justice, trade and environment, global climate change, and sustainable development used to evaluate current range of politicaleconomic explanations of naturesociety relations. International, national and local responses to these problems are analyzed. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with ENEP 810 , POSC 814 and UAPP 810 . Course Typically Offered: Fall



MAST 820  Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling Credit(s): 13 DATA ANALY AND STATS MODELING Component: Lecture Overview of advanced, multivariate data analysis and statistical modeling of large research data sets in marine science. Students will analyze their own data and present findings related to workflow, programming and computation, statistical theory, and effective presentation of data based conclusions. work. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: Basic, onesemester, univariate statistics class. 


MAST 821  Marine Biology/Biochemistry Seminar Credit(s): 1 MARINE BIOSCIENCES SEMINAR Component: Lecture With each offering, addresses a different specific topic, e.g., tropical marine biology, larval dispersal, estuarine productivity, etc. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 827  Current Topics in Marine Biology Credit(s): 14 CURRENT TPCS IN MARINE BIOLOGY Component: Lecture Subject areas change each term. Topics include aspects of plant biology, fish and invertebrate ecology and other aspects of marine ecology. May include lectures, tutorials and demonstration of techniques.See http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/ for topics. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 831  Coastal and Estuarine Sedimentology Credit(s): 3 COAST/EST SEDIMENT DYNAMICS Component: Lecture Fundamentals of fluid flow and sedimentary processes in modern coastal and estuarine environments. Traditional topics in clastic sedimentology and sediment transport are covered in addition to contemporary themes in cohesive sediments and morphodynamics. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 833  Mesoscopic CFD Method Credit(s): 3 MESOSCOPIC CFD METHOD Component: Lecture Introduction to lattice Boltzmann equation and its applications as a numerical approach to single and multiplephase flows. Relationships between mesoscopic operation rules and macroscopic NavierStokes equations. Treatment of complex boundary conditions and multiscale fluidfluid and fluidparticle interfaces. Examples of latticeBoltzmann computer simulations. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with MEEG 833 . 


MAST 834  Routine Biogeochemical Methods Credit(s): 2 ROUTINE BIOGEOCHEMICAL METHODS Component: Lecture Biological, Chemical, and Geological Oceanographers and Marine Biologists use methods addressed in course. Resource management and regulatory agencies use methods for water quality and ecosystem monitoring. Theories for routine aquatic measurements including handson experience with individual methods. For marinescience graduate students and stateagency personnel. Allowed Units: 2 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 850  Marine Inorganic Chemistry Credit(s): 3 MARINE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Component: Lecture Principles of inorganic chemistry are used to explain and to understand the speciation and reactivity of the elements in the marine environment. Emphasis on the mechanistic aspects of important marine processes including mineral dissolution and formation, electron transfer reactions and the role of metals in biogeochemical reactions. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CHEM 855 . PREREQ: MAST 646 , aquatic chemistry or physical chemistry 


MAST 852  Isotope Geochemistry Credit(s): 3 ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY Component: Lecture Introduction to the field of isotope geochemistry and the application of isotope systematics to the study of geological, geochemical, hydrological, atmospheric and marine cycles. Light stable isotopes, uranium thorium decay series nuclides, and longlived heavy isotopes are considered. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with GEOL 852 . 


MAST 853  Oceanography Seminar Credit(s): 112 OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR Component: Lecture A review of current oceanographic literature through student presentations. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 865  MMP Analytical Paper Credit(s): 3 MMP ANALYTICAL PAPER Component: Independent Study Propose, write, and orally defend a journallength article on a marine policy topic approved by your major advisor. The layout and analytical content should rise to the standard of publication in a conventional marine policy journal. Required for all MMP students. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 866  SPECIAL PROBLEM Credit(s): 112 SPECIAL PROBLEM Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 867  SEMINAR Credit(s): 112 SEMINAR Component: Lecture Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 868  Research Credit(s): 19 RESEARCH Component: Research Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 869  Master’s Thesis Credit(s): 16 MASTER’S THESIS Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 871  Environmental Politics and Policy Credit(s): 3 ENVIRNMNTL POLITICS AND POLICY Component: Lecture U.S. and international environmental politics, policies, laws, and agreements regarding air, water, and natural resource protection. Examines environmental governance regimes, politics and science, theories of environmental policy, public and private interaction, and epistemic communities in global warming, ozone layer protection, environmental public health, etc. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with POSC 818 , UAPP 818 and ENEP 818 . 


MAST 873  Seminar: Marine Policy Credit(s): 1 MARINE POLICY SEMINAR Component: Lecture Current topics in marine policy based on recent journal articles and active research and policy relevant activities of students, faculty and visitors from other universities and government agencies. Emphasis on research design and formats for oral and written presentation of results. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 


MAST 882  Physical Ocean Science and Engineering Seminar Credit(s): 1 POSE SEMINAR Component: Lecture A review of the current literature in physical ocean science and engineering through student presentations. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 5 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MAST 964  PreCandidacy Study Credit(s): 312 PRECANDIDACY STUDY Component: Independent Study Research and readings in preparation of dissertation topic and/or qualifying examinations for doctoral students before admission to candidacy but after completion of all required course work. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass RESTRICTIONS: Not open to students who have been admitted to candidacy. 


MAST 969  Doctoral Dissertation Credit(s): 112 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass 
Material Culture Studies 


EAMC 604  Historic American Interiors Credit(s): 3 HISTORIC AMERICAN INTERIORS Component: Discussion Students explore 18th through 20thcentury American interior architecture and design through close analysis of the museum and library collections at Winterthur Museum, review of pertinent historical scholarship, and field studies. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. 


MCST 610  Introduction to Theories of Material Culture Studies Credit(s): 3 INTRO THEORIES MAT CULT STDS Component: Lecture Introduces graduate students to the theories and practices of material culture studies. Explores the principles and theories that inform our investigation; they include (but are not limited to) material concepts; social life of things; modes of object analysis; methodologies and their application; objects as word and image; gendered objects; technology and manufactured things; lived and built environments. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with ENGL 610 , EAMC 610 , HIST 610 and ARTH 610 . 


MCST 666  Special Problem Credit(s): 112 SPECIAL PROBLEM Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MCST 667  Seminar Credit(s): 16 SEMINAR Component: Laboratory Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 
Materials Science and Engineering 


MSEG 606  Corrosion and Protection Credit(s): 3 CORROSION AND PROTECTION Component: Lecture Degradation of structural materials through interaction with their environment. Electrochemical attack on alloys and its relation to metallurgical structure. Forms of corrosion including high temperature oxidation and biological effects. Corrosion monitoring and deterioration of polymers, concrete and advanced materials. Emphasis on materials selection and corrosion control methods. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: CHEM103/104 or equivalent, MSEG302 or permission of instructor. Physical chemistry helpful. 


MSEG 608  Structure and Properties Of Materials I Credit(s): 3 STRUCTURE/PROPERTIES OF MAT I Component: Lecture Introduces general principles of material structure and properties, including chemical and physical bonding, crystal structure, lattices, energy levels, and materials synthesis and chemistry. Introduces the fundamental structure and properties of polymer, solid state and composite materials. Includes a significant laboratory component. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 609  Structure and Properties Of Materials II Credit(s): 3 STRUCTURE/PROPERTIES OF MAT II Component: Lecture Introduces mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, magnetic and biological properties of materials. Considers polymer, solidstate, and composite materials and discusses engineering of material properties via structure, composition, and processing. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: PHYT 600 . 


MSEG 611  Theory, Experiment and Applications in Vibrational Spectroscopy Credit(s): 3 VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY Component: Lecture Cover the fundamental theoretical and experimental aspects of vibrational spectroscopy including normal modes of vibration and conditions for scattering, absorption and emission. Experimental methods discussed will include: FTIR, 2D analysis methods, Raman scattering, neutron scattering, tunneling spectroscopies and AFMIR spectroscopy. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Students must have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering in progress. Course Typically Offered: Spring



MSEG 616  Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces Credit(s): 3 CHEM & PHYSICS OF SURFACES Component: Lecture Fundamental and engineering aspects of metal, semiconductor, and oxide surfaces; their structure and defects, characterization, electronic properties, adsorption and reaction kinetics and thermodynamics. Applications to catalysis, microelectronics, and environment sensitive behavior. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CHEG 616 . PREREQ: CHEG332 and CHEM444. RESTRICTIONS: Open to seniors and graduate students only. 


MSEG 624  Practical Electron Microscopy Credit(s): 3 PRACTICAL ELECTRON MICROSCOPY Component: Lecture Basic theories and indepth practical aspects of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, elemental analysis, and sample preparation techniques. Handson oriented. For some lab assignments, students can be accommodated to prepare and analyze real samples from their own research. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 628  Macromolecular Design & Bioconjugations Credit(s): 3 MACRO DESIGN & BIOCONJUGATIONS Component: Lecture Design and construct functional molecules and materials through simple and efficient reaction schemes. Topics include: pKa/pH/solvent polarity, efficient chemical reactions (e.g., ‘click’ chemistry), dynamic covalent chemistry, protection and deprotection schemes, peptide synthesis and conjugation, onepot reaction schemes, convergent versus divergent syntheses, biomolecular labeling, synthesis and modification of polymer networks/hydrogels, and purification. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CHEG 628 . Course Typically Offered: Spring



MSEG 629  Characterization of Electronic Materials & Devices Credit(s): 3 ELECTRONIC MATS & DEVICES Component: Lecture This course focuses on the fundamentals and practical consideration of the myriad techniques that are used to characterize electronic materials. It includes the theoretical underpinnings of the techniques and discusses applicability and limitations. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ELEG629. Course Typically Offered: Fall



MSEG 630  Introduction to Science and Engineering of Polymer Systems Credit(s): 3 INTRO TO POLYMER SCIENCE Component: Lecture Provides an understanding of the science and engineering of macromolecules from a structure/property perspective. Topics include polymerization, chain structure and configuration, polymer size and shape, phase separation behavior, amorphous and crystalline state, glassrubber transition, cross linking/rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, rheology polymer processing and mechanical behavior. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CHEG 600 . 


MSEG 640  Applied Quantum Mechanics I Credit(s): 3 APPLIED QUANTUM MECHANICS I Component: Lecture Focuses on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, such as Schroedinger’s equation, eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, operators, Dirac notation, quantum wells and tunneling, harmonic oscillators, perturbation theory and approximation methods, and the application of quantum mechanics in crystalline materials. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 660  Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Credit(s): 3 BIOMATERIALS AND TISSUE ENGRNG Component: Lecture This course covers the principles and methodologies of tissue engineering with polymeric biomaterials. Both biological and materials science concepts will be introduced. Specific topics include cell growth and differentiation, extracellular matrix composition and properties, polymerization methods, polymer characterization methods and mechanical properties, and drug delivery. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of organic chemistry and biology prior to enrollment in this course. 


MSEG 667  SEMINAR Credit(s): 112 SEMINAR Component: Lecture Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 670  Solar Energy Credit(s): 3 SOLAR ENERGY Component: Lecture Considers the basics of solar energy utilization. Emphasis on photovoltaic systems, including inorganic and organic based systems, as well as hybrid solar cells, followed by consideration of passive and active usage such as solar thermal power. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 803  Equilibria in Material Systems Credit(s): 3 EQUILIBRIA IN MATRLS SYSTMS Component: Lecture Classical thermodynamics of condensed systems (macroscopic description).Fundamental laws. Functions and equations of state. Equilibrium and stability criteria. Single component phase equilibrium, multicomponent mixtures. Partial molar properties, nonideal mixtures. Equilibrium in multiphase, multicomponent systems. Phase Rule. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 804  Kinetics in Material Systems Credit(s): 3 KINETICS IN MATERIAL SYSTEMS Component: Lecture Theory of reaction kinetics. Transport mechanisms in solids. Nucleation and spinodal decomposition. Interfacial attachment and migration. Transition state theory applied to diffusion and phase transformation. Elementary nonequilibrium thermodynamics and phenomenological equations in material transport and phase transformation. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 815  Ethics, Business and Communication Credit(s): 3 ETHICS, BUSINESS & COMMUNIC Component: Lecture Provides professional development in ethics, business and communication related to systems biology research applications in stem cell, tissue engineering, and drug delivery technologies. Intended for PhD students in interdisciplinary life science and engineering programs. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with BINF 815 . 


MSEG 816  Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments Credit(s): 3 SYS BIOL OF CELL IN ENGNRD ENV Component: Lecture Provides a technical review of systems biology approaches including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics as well as applications in tissue engineering, stem cell differentiation, and drug delivery. Intended for PhD students in interdisciplinary life science and engineering programs. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with BINF 816 . 


MSEG 817  Composite Materials Credit(s): 3 COMPOSITE MATERIALS Component: Lecture Introduction, thermoelastic behavior of laminated composites, statistical strength theories of continuousfiber composites, shortfiber composites, hybrid composites, twodimensional textile structural composites, threedimensional textile structural composites, flexible composites, and nonlinear elastic finite deformation of flexible composites. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: Crosslisted with MEEG 817 . PREREQ: MEEG 610 


MSEG 825  Electronic Structure of Molecules & Solids Credit(s): 3 ELECT STRUCT MOLECULES & SOLID Component: Lecture Focuses on understanding molecular orbital theory, linear combination of atomic orbitals for simple molecules and polymers, tight binding and k.p. descriptions of semiconductors. Includes elements of group theory, spinorbit coupling, effects of strain on band structures, and band alignments at interfaces. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MSEG640. 


MSEG 832  Principles of Polymerization Credit(s): 3 PRINCIPLES OF POLYMERIZATION Component: Lecture Provides background in the theoretical and synthetic considerations of polymer synthesis. Topics include theoretical descriptions of molecular weight distributions, step growth polymerizations, chain growth polymerizations, living polymerizations, as well as chemical strategies for the production of various polymers. Specialized topics in the current polymer chemistry literature may also be discussed. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 835  Principles to Polymer Physics Credit(s): 3 Component: Lecture Chain statistics, thermodynamics, and kinetics are discussed in the context of modern polymer physics characterization techniques, such as dynamic and static light scattering and elastic/inelastic neutron scattering. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 841  Solid State Materials I Credit(s): 3 SOLID STATE MATERIALS I Component: Lecture Structure and properties of solidstate materials, including inorganic atomic structure and lattices, calculation of threedimensional energy bands and band gaps, calculation of density of states, derivation of physical properties from the density of states, electronic properties of materials, models for approximating band structure and phonons. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: PHYT 624 . 


MSEG 860  Epitaxial Growth and Band Engineering Credit(s): 3 EPITAXIAL GROWTH & BAND ENGR Component: Lecture Fundamentals and recent developments in the growth of epitaxial films of electronic/optical materials and devices. Topics include vacuum technology, growth thermodynamics, heterojunction physics, materials characterization, and practical considerations. Focus on molecular beam epitaxy, but discuss complementary techniques. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ELEG 860 . 


MSEG 866  SPECIAL PROBLEM Credit(s): 112 SPECIAL PROBLEM Component: Research Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 867  SEMINAR Credit(s): 112 SEMINAR Component: Lecture Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 869  Master’s Thesis Credit(s): 16 MASTER’S THESIS Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MSEG 964  PreCandidacy Study Credit(s): 312 PRECANDIDACY STUDY Component: Independent Study Research and readings in preparation of dissertation topic and/or qualifying examinations for doctoral students before admission to candidacy but after completion of all required course work. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass RESTRICTIONS: Not open to students who have been admitted to candidacy. 


MSEG 969  Doctoral Dissertation Credit(s): 112 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 
Mathematics 


MATH 503  Advanced Calculus and Nonlinear Dynamics Credit(s): 3 ADV CALCULUS AND NONLINEAR DYN Component: Lecture Change of variables, surface integrals, Stokes’ Theorem, Divergence Theorem, Calculus of Variations, Euler’s Equation, Brachistochrone and isoperimetric problems. Introduction to the qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations, including linear systems, phase space analysis, Lyapanov’s Methods, and elements of the analysis of nonlinear systems. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: 300 level or above courses in ordinary differential equations and linear algebra. Course Typically Offered: Fall



MATH 508  Introduction to Complex Variables and Applications Credit(s): 3 INTRO COMPLEX VARIABLES & APPL Component: Lecture Introduction to analytic functions, contour integration, power series, residues and conformal mapping. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH243 Course Typically Offered: Spring



MATH 512  Contemporary Applications of Mathematics Credit(s): 3 CONTEMPORARY APPLICATN OF MATH Component: Lecture Provides handson learning experience in contemporary applicationsof mathematics. Involves work with investigators from industry, nationallaboratories and other departments. Mathematical topics may include ordinaryand partial differential equations, systems of differential equations,transform, asymptotic and numerical methods. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: A 300 or higher level course on differential equations. Additional University Requirement(s): Discovery Learning Experience Capstone: SeniorLevel Seminar Course Typically Offered: Fall



MATH 518  Mathematical Models and Applications Credit(s): 3 MATH MODELS & APPLICATIONS Component: Lecture Illustration and analysis of mathematical models for problems in the biological, physical, and social sciences. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH243 and MATH349 or MATH350. RESTRICTIONS: Cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for a minor in Math or the requirements of any Math degree except the XMS BAAS and the XMS BS degrees. Additional University Requirement(s): Discovery Learning Experience Course Typically Offered: Fall



MATH 529  Fundamentals of Optimization Credit(s): 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF OPTIMIZATION Component: Lecture Maximization and minimization of functions of finitely many variables subject to constraints. Basic problem types and examples of applications; linear, convex, smooth, and nonsmooth programming. Optimality conditions. Saddle points and dual problems. Penalties and decomposition. Overview of computational approaches. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: Linear algebra (MATH349 or equivalent) and vector calculus (Math 243 or equivalent). Course Typically Offered: Spring



MATH 530  Application of Mathematics in Economics Credit(s): 3 APPL OF MATH IN ECON Component: Lecture Provides students with experience in the application of mathematics in economics. Applications may vary from semester to semester. Mathematical topics may include applications of ordinary and partial differential equations, game theory, linear programming, dynamic programming, stochastic programming and calculus of variations. Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ECON 530 . PREREQ: MATH302, MATH 349, ECON301 and ECON303. Capstone: SeniorLevel Seminar Course Typically Offered: Fall



MATH 535  Introduction to Partial Differential Equations Credit(s): 3 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Component: Lecture Theory and applications of parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic partial differential equations originating from various mathematical physics problems. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH302 or MATH305 or MATH342 or MATH352. Course Typically Offered: Spring



MATH 540  College Geometry: A Historical Approach Credit(s): 3 COLLEGE GEOMETRY:HISTRCAL APPR Component: Lecture Historical development of the axiomatic systems in geometry, inauguration of deductive reasoning introduced by the Greeks (Euclid) along with the axiomatic developments, extensions, algebraic methods and geometric properties which followed. Plane, analytic, transformational, and projective geometries are included. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH245 RESTRICTIONS: Graduate credit only for teachers. Course Typically Offered: Fall



MATH 549  Coding Theory and Cryptography Credit(s): 3 CODING THEORY & CRYPTOGRAPHY Component: Lecture Basic coding theory including correcting and detecting error patterns.Cryptography, including symmetric key encryption, DES, RSA and cryptographicprotocols. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH341 or MATH349 or MATH351. Capstone: SeniorLevel Seminar Course Typically Offered: Spring



MATH 566  SPECIAL PROBLEM Credit(s): 112 SPECIAL PROBLEM Component: Independent Study Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MATH 567  SEMINAR Credit(s): 112 SEMINAR Component: Lecture Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option 


MATH 584  Advanced Secondary Mathematics Methods Credit(s): 3 ADV SECONDARY MATH METHOD Component: Lecture Designed to develop perspectives, knowledge, and frameworks which an inservice teacher can use to organize, interpret and critique their own teaching experience and that of others. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. Credit to be used only in graduate programs in mathematics education. 


MATH 587  Proportional Reasoning Credit(s): 3 PROPORTIONAL REASONING Component: Lecture Introduces and reinforces the underlying concepts of proportional reasoning and their applications in science. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to middle school mathematics and science teachers. 


MATH 588  Geometry and Measurement for Middle School Teachers Credit(s): 3 GEOMETRY & MEASUREMENT Component: Lecture Properties of 2D and 3D figures; measurement of length, area and volume; spatial relationships; transformations; connections with coordinate geometry; fundamentals of deductive system; van Hiele model of development of geometric reasoning, and use of Geometer’s Sketchpad software to enhance package to enhance both teaching and learning of geometry and measurement. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with EDUC 588 . 


MATH 591  Implementing Exemplary Curricula: Middle School Mathematics Credit(s): 3 IMPL EXEMP CURR: MID SCHL MATH Component: Lecture Explores how exemplary middle school mathematics curricula promote the development of students’ mathematical understandings and provides a context for best classroom practices. Examines indepth topics in number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and/or data analysis. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option RESTRICTIONS: Open only to School of Education graduate students, Alternative Routes to Certification Program, practicing teachers, or by permission of instructor. 


MATH 600  Fundamentals of Real Analysis Credit(s): 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF REAL ANALYSIS Component: Lecture Rigorous introduction to classical real analysis. Brief review of real numbers. Full discussion of the basic topology of metric spaces, continuity, and compactness. Differential analysis of functions of one real variable. Sequences and series of functions. Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option PREREQ: MATH401 or equivalent. RESTRICTIONS: Undergraduate students must have a B or better in six credits of MATH at the 400 level or 500 level, exclusive of MATH 518 and MATH 540 . Course Typically Offered: Fall


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