Jul 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Art History

  
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    ARTH 866 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARTH 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARTH 868 - RESEARCH

    Credit(s): 1-6
    RESEARCH
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARTH 869 - Master’s Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-6
    MASTER’S THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARTH 870 - Master’s Paper

    Credit(s): 3
    MASTER’S PAPER
    Component: Independent Study
    Research and writing of Master’s Paper.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARTH 964 - Pre-Candidacy Study

    Credit(s): 3-12
    PRE-CANDIDACY 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.
  
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    ARTH 969 - Doctoral Dissertation

    Credit(s): 1-12
    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass

Arts and Science

  
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    ARSC 667 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-6
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARSC 866 - Special Problem

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARSC 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    ARSC 869 - Master’s Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-6
    MASTER’S THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option

Behavioral Health & Nutrition

  
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    BHAN 609 - Survey Research Methods

    Credit(s): 3
    SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS
    Component: Lecture
    Emphasis on procedures for designing survey-based research studies, including choice of subjects, development of proper instrumentation, statistical design and analysis, and formulation of proposals appropriate for publication.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to students in the M.S. programs in health promotion and human nutrition.
  
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    BHAN 645 - Health, Physical Activity, & Disability

    Credit(s): 3
    HEALTH, PHYS ACT, & DISABILITY
    Component: Lecture
    Advanced study of emerging trends and policies related to health and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Includes planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs designed to promote health and function in individuals with disabilities.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Undergraduate students with permission of the instructor.
  
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    BHAN 666 - Special Problem

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BHAN 667 - Seminar

    Credit(s): 1-6
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BHAN 855 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in Health Sciences

    Credit(s): 3
    QUALITATIVE AND MIXED METHODS
    Component: Lecture
    Gain knowledge and skills in qualitative and mixed research methods used in health behavior, health promotion, and nutrition sciences. Theoretical and methodological qualitative approaches will be used to think through, design, execute, analyze and report qualitative and mixed methods data.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BHAN 609 . RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall

  
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    BHAN 856 - Multivariable Biostatistics for Population Health

    Credit(s): 3
    MULTIVARIABLE BIOSTATISTICS
    Component: Lecture
    Provides an understanding of the theory and application of the general and generalized linear models to the analysis of population-based data. Emphasis will be placed on generating and interpreting results and health-related applications.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: STAT 656  or permission of instructor. RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
    Course Typically Offered: Spring

  
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    BHAN 860 - Graduate Research Seminar

    Credit(s): 0
    GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Provides a forum where BHAN faculty and graduate students can engage in scholarly discussion and exchange research study concepts, results, data interpretation and dissemination.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 0 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    BHAN 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    NTDT 608 - Nutrition Program Planning and Evaluation

    Credit(s): 3
    NUTRITION PROGRAM PLANNING
    Component: Lecture
    Overview of health behavior theories and models as applied to nutrition program development, implementation and evaluation. Emphasis on program design, execution, and evaluation strategies and approaches.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: NTDT200 and STAT200 or equivalent. RESTRICTIONS: MS in Human Nutrition (MSHN) majors, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) majors, PhD in Nutrition Science majors only.
    Course Typically Offered: Spring

  
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    NTDT 810 - Nutrition Informatics

    Credit(s): 3
    NUTRITION INFORMATICS
    Component: Lecture
    In-depth exploration of the evolving field of nutrition informatics with an emphasis on best-practices.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: NTDT200 or equivalent and STAT200 or equivalent. RESTRICTIONS: MS in Human Nutrition (MSHN) majors, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) majors, PhD in Nutrition Science majors.
    Course Typically Offered: Spring

  
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    NTDT 812 - Current Topics in Nutritional Sciences

    Credit(s): 3
    CURRENT TOPICS
    Component: Lecture
    Evidence-based exploration of current controversies in Nutritional Sciences. Students will use principles of systematic and critical reviews to synthesize and summarize information from peer-reviewed literature and guidelines reputable scientific bodies, on a given topic.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: NTDT200 or equivalent, BISC276 or equivalent and STAT200 or equivalent. RESTRICTIONS: MS in Human Nutrition (MSHN) majors, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) majors, PhD in Nutrition Science majors, PhD in Health Behavior students, and Master of Science in Health Promotion students only.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall


Bioinformatics

  
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    BINF 566 - Special Problem

    Credit(s): 1-6
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Internship
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 601 - Introduction to Data Sciences

    Credit(s): 3
    INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCES
    Component: Lecture
    Survey of data science topics focusing on developing skills and principles required to extract, clean, and manage big data. Apply data analytics to real-world clinical and/or healthcare data to achieve best outcomes in the field of data science.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 610 - Applied Machine Learning

    Credit(s): 3
    APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING
    Component: Lecture
    This course introduces students to basic concepts of machine learning principles and pragmatics, and discussion of various machine learning techniques/tools and their applications in data science related fields.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

  
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    BINF 620 - Big Data Analytics in Biomedicine and Health

    Credit(s): 3
    BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN BIOMED
    Component: Lecture
    Introduce unsupervised and supervised methods for large-scale biomedical data analysis as well as healthcare analytics from model selection and risk stratification to disease progression and causal inference.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: STAT 611  or STAT 656 .
  
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    BINF 640 - Databases for Bioinformatics

    Credit(s): 3
    DATABASES FOR BIOINFORMATICS
    Component: Lecture
    Introduces data modeling, database management, and web hosting of relational databases. Coupling lectures and a modular, semester-long term project, students will: (i) collect bioinformatics data and design a relational data model; (ii) implement a relational database and write SQL queries and stored procedures; and (iii) create a simple website to access backend database. Upon completion, students will have the basic database management concepts and skills to develop a relational database supporting real-world bioinformatics applications.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 644 - Bioinformatics

    Credit(s): 3
    BIOINFORMATICS
    Component: Lecture
    Couples lectures and hands-on exercises to introduce the basic concepts and approaches of bioinformatics. The objectives are: (i) to introduce bioinformatics concepts, vocabularies, and basic algorithms, (ii) to familiarize with various bioinformatics tools, databases and resources, and (iii) provide an understanding of web-accessible bioinformatics applications.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 650 - Protein Modifications

    Credit(s): 3
    PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
    Component: Lecture
    Presents a survey of protein modifications, how to detect them and determine their structure using mass-spectrometry, diffraction, and NMR with an emphasis on proteomic and bioinformatic approaches. An overview will consider how modifications arise and evolve, their roles in metabolism and disease, and methods for predicting them.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 666 - Special Problem

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 667 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 684 - Introduction to Machine Learning

    Credit(s): 3
    MACHINE LEARNING
    Component: Lecture
    Development of methods to learn to solve a task using examples. Explore different machine learning algorithms/techniques and discuss their strengths and weaknesses and situations they are or are not suited for.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CISC 684 . PREREQ: Basic background in probability and statistics. RESTRICTIONS: Credit cannot be received for both CISC484 and CISC 684 .
  
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    BINF 685 - Modeling and Simulation for Bioinformatics Systems

    Credit(s): 3
    MODELING IN BIOINFORMATICS
    Component: Lecture
    Concepts, techniques, and tools for modeling and simulation of biological systems. Topics include gene regulation, signal transduction, and metabolism, Bayesian networks, Monte Carlo and Gibbs sampling, and optimization.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CISC 685 . PREREQ: CISC 636 .
    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

  
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    BINF 689 - Topics: Artificial Intelligence

    Credit(s): 3-12
    TPCS:ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Component: Lecture
    Contents vary to coincide with the interests of students and faculty.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with CISC 689 . PREREQ: CISC 681   RESTRICTIONS: Credit cannot be received for both CISC 689  and CISC489.
  
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    BINF 690 - Programming for Bioinformatics

    Credit(s): 3
    PROGRAMMING FOR BIOINFORMATICS
    Component: Lecture
    Examines principles of computer programming using Python language. Explores basic technique, syntax, best practices, advance programming concepts and basic algorithm designs through series of lectures, assignments and projects framed within the context of bioinformatics. Designed to teach Python to all levels, from beginner to experienced programmer.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 694 - Systems Biology I

    Credit(s): 3
    SYSTEMS BIOLOGY I
    Component: Lecture
    This course couples lectures and hands-on 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. This course has 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
  
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    BINF 695 - Computational System Biology

    Credit(s): 3
    COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEM BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Computational/mathematical techniques for modeling & analysis of biological systems. Includes properties of gene-regulatory and signaling networks; network reconstruction from data; stochastic modeling to study cellular variation & physiological modeling.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with BMEG 695 , ELEG 697 .
  
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    BINF 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: May be crosslisted with BISC 815 , BMEG 815 , CHEG 815 , CHEM 815 , ELEG 615 , MAST 812 , MSEG 815 , PHIL 815 .
  
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    BINF 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: May be crosslisted withBISC 816 , BMEG 816 , CHEG 816 , CHEM 816 , ELEG 806 , MAST 813 , MSEG 816 .
  
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    BINF 864 - Internship

    Credit(s): 1-6
    INTERNSHIP
    Component: Internship
    Supervised, on-the-job experience on specialized topics in bioinformatics or industry research and analysis related to bioinformatics. Topics range from bioinformatics method, tool and database development to application of bioinformatics approaches to biotechnology and medicine. Industry research and analysis include topics on product development, project or operations management, and ethical, legal and regulatory affairs.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 865 - Seminar

    Credit(s): 0-1
    SEMINAR
    Component: Discussion
    Lectures and discussions by guest speakers, faculty, and students on specialized topics and cutting-edge developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

  
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    BINF 866 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 867 - Seminar

    Credit(s): 1-6
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 868 - Research

    Credit(s): 1-6
    RESEARCH
    Component: Research
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 869 - Master’s Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-6
    MASTER’S THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Independent research leading to the Master’s Thesis.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BINF 964 - Pre-Candidacy Study

    Credit(s): 3-12
    PRE-CANDIDACY STUDY
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    BINF 969 - Doctoral Dissertation

    Credit(s): 1-12
    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass

Biological Sciences

  
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    BISC 566 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 567 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 602 - Molecular Biology of Animal Cells

    Credit(s): 3
    MOLECULAR BIOL OF ANIMAL CELL
    Component: Lecture
    Examination of eucaryotic genes, synthesis and processing of messenger RNA and control of protein synthesis with emphasis on regulation of normal cellular growth and differentiation and the process of cancer cell transformation. Emphasis on recombinant DNA technology, monoclonal antibody production and tissue culture.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC401 and BISC403
  
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    BISC 603 - Introduction to Laboratory Instruction

    Credit(s): 1
    INTRO TO LABORATORY INSTRUCTN
    Component: Lecture
    Inservice required of first-year graduate teaching assistants. Prepares teaching assistants to become effective instructors. Topics relate to the theory and practice of teaching in a laboratory setting.
    Allowed Units: 1 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with CHEM 601 . COREQ: Having a chemistry (or another science) teaching assistantship.
  
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    BISC 605 - Advanced Mammalian Physiology

    Credit(s): 4
    ADVANCED MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Systemic mammalian physiology: cellular mechanisms, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and endocrine systems. Emphasizes human physiology and includes discussions of primary literature in the field of physiology research.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 4 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with KAAP 615 . PREREQ: BISC306 or instructor’s approval RESTRICTIONS: Priority given to graduate students and seniors seeking research-related careers.
  
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    BISC 606 - Advanced Mammalian Physiology II

    Credit(s): 4
    ADV MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY II
    Component: Lecture
    Continuation of BISC 605 . Systemic mammalian physiology: respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems and metabolism.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 4 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with KAAP 616 . PREREQ: BISC 605 .
  
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    BISC 609 - Molecular Biology of the Cell

    Credit(s): 3
    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
    Component: Lecture
    Introduction to the molecular biology of eucaryotes and procaryotes. Topics include structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids; replication and repair of DNA; biosynthesis of RNA and proteins; membranes, transport, composition and function of the eucaryotic cell, chromosomes, viruses, the immune system and recombinant DNA.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only. Does not count for major credit for graduate students in Biological Sciences.
  
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    BISC 610 - Endocrine Physiology

    Credit(s): 3
    ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Focus on how hormones produced by endocrine glands regulate physiological functions. Endocrine glands include pancreas, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and reproductive organs, which produce hormones affecting reproduction, metabolism, growth and development. Endocrine dysfunction underlies disorders such as diabetes, cancer, stress, obesity, osteoporosis, and infertility.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC305, BISC306. RESTRICTIONS: Permission of the instructor.
  
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    BISC 612 - Advanced Cell Biology

    Credit(s): 3
    ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Four major sections: (1) cell structure/function; (2) signaling mechanisms and cell fate; (3) protein biosynthesis and trafficking and (4) integrative cell biology. Requires interpreting and evaluating data from primary scientific literature.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC305, BISC401 and either BISC306 or BISC408. RESTRICTIONS: Meets literature requirement for biology majors.
  
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    BISC 615 - Developmental Biology

    Credit(s): 3
    DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Explore mechanisms underlying development. Topics: gamete interactions, establishment of body plans, cell signaling and tissue interactions, morphogenetic pattern formation, developmental regulation of gene expression, molecular control of tissue specification and diversification, and the evolutionary comparison of developmental processes. Diseases resulting from developmental defects will be discussed.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ANFS 615 . PREREQ: BISC401 and BISC403. RESTRICTIONS: Requires instructor approval.
  
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    BISC 625 - Cancer Biology

    Credit(s): 3
    CANCER BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Provides an integrated lecture series summarizing current knowledge in cancer biology. Topics include: statistics of incidence/survival, pathology, the process of chemical carcinogenesis and sources of carcinogens, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms and consequences, viral and hormonal carcinogenesis as well as current treatment options.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC207, CHEM321 and one of the following:  BISC401, CHEM 527  or CHEM 642 .
  
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    BISC 626 - Advanced Neuroanatomy

    Credit(s): 3
    ADVANCED NEUROANATOMY
    Component: Lecture
    Covers the functional organization of the nervous system from a clinical perspective, with emphasis on the brain stem, cranial nerves, limbic system, and cerebral cortex. Also surveys basic etiology, signs and symptoms of injury to spinal pathways, sensory-motor systems, methods of neurologic testing, and the Mental Status Exam.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with NSCI 626 .
  
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    BISC 627 - Advanced Neurophysiology

    Credit(s): 3
    ADVANCED NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Study of the physiology of the central nervous system, with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis of signal transmission in the brain.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with NSCI 627 , PSYC 627 .
  
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    BISC 635 - Population Ecology

    Credit(s): 3
    POPULATION ECOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Understand population processes by combining a discussion of theory and practical applications. Includes exponential, logistic, and age-specific growth as well as predation, competition, disease, and metapopulations. Model-building exercises actively used to understand theoretical dynamics.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with ENWC 635 . RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
  
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    BISC 639 - Developmental Neurobiology

    Credit(s): 4
    DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Developmental biology of the nervous system, including cellular components, neural induction, neurogenesis and neuronal migration, cellular determination, axon outgrowth and pathfinding, synapse formation, programmed cell death, neurotrophic factors, neurodevelopmental disorders, and early critical periods.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 4 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC305 or BISC401.
  
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    BISC 643 - Biological data analysis

    Credit(s): 3
    BIOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
    Component: Lecture
    Single-Semester introduction to the numerical analysis of biological data in fields such as molecular and cellular biology. Emphasis on choosing and using the correct analysis method for each experiment by using small number of relatively simple statistical tests.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 654 - Biochemical Genetics

    Credit(s): 3
    BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS
    Component: Lecture
    Covers the use of genetic model organisms to answer biological questions, including mapping and cloning of human disease genes and the creation of animal models for human genetic diseases. There is an emphasis on examples from the recent scientific literature and building scientific writing skills.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC403 and BISC401; or permission of instructor
  
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    BISC 656 - Evolutionary Genetics

    Credit(s): 3
    EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
    Component: Lecture
    Exploration of the theory, methods and experiments underlying current research in evolutionary processes determining genetic variation within and between species, estimation of population structure from genetic data, and the genetics of speciation.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC403
  
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    BISC 665 - Advanced Molecular Biology & Genetics

    Credit(s): 3
    ADV MOLECULAR BIO & GENETICS
    Component: Lecture
    Presents concepts and approaches regarding our current understanding of molecular biology and molecular genetics in eukaryotic organisms. Requires a solid background in biochemistry, cell biology and introductory molecular biology.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
  
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    BISC 666 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 667 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 671 - Cellular and Molecular Immunology

    Credit(s): 4
    CELL & MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Introduces the basic concepts of immunology and describes how different immune responses can either protect the body from infection or lead to immunological based diseases. Focuses on cellular interactions and the resultant molecular responses that lead to immune protection.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 4 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC401 or BISC305 or BISC300. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
  
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    BISC 675 - Cardiovascular Physiology

    Credit(s): 3
    CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Basic physiology of the human cardiovascular system, basis of cardiovascular diseases and current treatments. The focus is on heart failure, hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and leukemia.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with KAAP 685 . PREREQ: A physiology course at or above the 300 level and one of the following: BISC401, CHEM 527 , and CHEM 641 .
  
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    BISC 682 - Bacterial Pathogens: Molecular Mechanisms

    Credit(s): 3
    BACTERIAL PATHOGENS
    Component: Lecture
    Explore the molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases. Disease transmission and infection, horizontal gene transfer and pathogenomics are reviewed using primary research literature. Topics include water and food borne, airborne, vector borne and human borne pathogens, their molecular mechanisms of invasion, colonization, virulence and immune avoidance.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC300.
  
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    BISC 690 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    Credit(s): 3
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Focus on basic principles of drug/receptor interactions, mechanisms of drug action, and pharmacokinetics. Emphasis on pharmacological problems in the current experimental literature. Goals are to understand drug-receptor theory, interpret agonist/antagonist dose-reponse relationships, and interpret results from experimental literature in written and oral formats.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: This is a graduate level course. Permission of the instructor is required for undergraduates.
  
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    BISC 693 - Human Genetics

    Credit(s): 3
    HUMAN GENETICS
    Component: Lecture
    Emphasis on the medical and social implications of our knowledge of human genetics. Discusses theoretical and practical principles of genetics useful in studying human variation such as cytogenetics and cell genetics, biochemical genetics, developmental genetics and teratology, principles of genetic counseling, multi-factoral inheritance and the genetics of cancer.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    PREREQ: BISC403.
  
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    BISC 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 .
  
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    BISC 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 .
  
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    BISC 822 - Teaching Experience

    Credit(s): 2-6
    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Component: Independent Study
    Mentored teaching experience in an undergraduate lecture or laboratory course. Evaluation based on teaching performance. Each laboratory section taught will correspond to two credits. Grades will be assigned by the faculty instructor for the course taught.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
  
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    BISC 827 - Graduate Research Seminar

    Credit(s): 0-1
    GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
    Component: Discussion
    Seminar allowing graduate students in the Department of Biology to report on the progress of their research projects. Both students and faculty attend presentations.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    BISC 833 - Special Topics in Biology

    Credit(s): 1-4
    SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Various topics in biology.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 850 - Advanced Topics in Biology

    Credit(s): 1
    ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
    Component: Lecture
    Intensive exploration of advanced topics in biological sciences at a level appropriate for second year graduate students. Subject matter taught will vary depending on instructor and semester.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 864 - Research Tutorial

    Credit(s): 1-8
    RESEARCH TUTORIAL
    Component: Research
    First year doctoral students will complete six weeks of research training in the laboratory of a Biological Sciences faculty member. Students may enroll in either one or two sections of BISC864 in a single semester. Students gain breadth of research training and are better able to identify appropriate dissertation advisors.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 16 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Requires approval of instructor.
  
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    BISC 866 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 868 - Research

    Credit(s): 1-12
    RESEARCH
    Component: Research
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 869 - Master’s Thesis

    Credit(s): 1-6
    MASTER’S THESIS
    Component: Independent Study
    Independent research leading to the Master’s Thesis.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BISC 872 - Internship

    Credit(s): 0-6
    INTERNSHIP
    Component: Independent Study
    Off or on campus practical learning experience under the supervision of a faculty member requiring two written reports 1) a plan of work outlining the background of the project and the learning objectives for the internship and 2) a scholarly paper outlining the objectives of internship, what was accomplished on each objective and recommendations for future work.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
  
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    BISC 964 - Pre-Candidacy Study

    Credit(s): 3-12
    PRE-CANDIDACY STUDY
    Component: Independent Study
    Independent doctoral dissertation research prior to completion of the Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    BISC 969 - Doctoral Dissertation

    Credit(s): 1-12
    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
    Component: Independent Study
    Independent dissertation research after completion of the Candidacy Examination.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass

Biomechanics and Movement Science

  
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    BMSC 621 - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging in Clinical Practice & Research

    Credit(s): 3
    ULTRASOUND IMAGING
    Component: Lecture
    Fundamentals of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging of the trunk and major peripheral joints are covered through lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice with instructor feedback. Applications of ultrasound imaging in healthcare practice and research are discussed and demonstrated. This course will formally meet at least 3 hours/week in the evening and require independent imaging practice and project-work outside of class.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with PHYT 621 . PREREQ: Students’ transcripts must indicate that they have successfully taken an Anatomy course and achieved a B or better.  RESTRICTIONS: DPT students may only take this course in the 2nd fall semester of the 2.5 year DPT curriculum.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall

  
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    BMSC 622 - Readings in Movement Science - Critically Evaluating the Literature

    Credit(s): 3
    READINGS IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
    Component: Lecture
    This course provides the student with the opportunity to actively practice and develop the essential skills necessary for effectively summarizing and critiquing original research articles in the broad field of movement science. The course takes the format of a “journal club”, where students present and discuss assigned readings, with the objective to facilitate the development of new skills in review, critical appraisal, interpretation, and assessment of the scientific literature through active participation in group discussions in class. Weekly written assignments reinforce development of these skills. Importantly, the purpose of the course is not to deliver content related to any specialized field of movement science, but rather, to examine a wide array of scientific literature to promote and encourage the development of critical appraisal skills necessary for any scientist.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Course Typically Offered: Spring

  
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    BMSC 628 - Biomechanical Analyses with Visual3D

    Credit(s): 3
    BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSES V3D
    Component: Lecture
    This course aims to introduce students to Visual3D - a computation tools commonly used in biomechanics research. Using motion capture data as a framework, key concepts covered by this course include model building, event identification and metric quantification, kinematic and kinetic data extraction, scripting and automation, and data aggregation and file management. A key focus of this class will be teaching the underlying mathematical concepts and generalized approaches employed by Visual 3D, with a goal of preparing students to collect, process, and troubleshoot traditional biomechanics laboratory data.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with KAAP 628 . PREREQ: KAAP 627 .
    Course Typically Offered: Fall

  
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    BMSC 629 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab

    Credit(s): 3
    INTRO TO PROGRAMMING MATLAB
    Component: Lecture
    Students will learn how to automate part of their data processing and analysis by writing programs in Matlab. We will study techniques for handling, organizing, manipulating and visualizing data.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with KAAP 629 .
    Course Typically Offered: Fall

  
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    BMSC 630 - Human Movement Control

    Credit(s): 3
    HUMAN MOVEMENT CONTROL
    Component: Lecture
    Examines theoretical, methodological and empirical issues required for understanding of control and coordination of human movement. Readings and group discussion of implication of issues raised in the literature. Development of proposal to study aspect of motor behavior.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with PHYT 630  .
  
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    BMSC 640 - Seminar in Motor Systems Neuroscience

    Credit(s): 0-3
    SEMINAR IN MOTOR NEUROSCIENCE
    Component: Discussion
    Students present and lead discussion of influential articles in the field of motor systems neuroscience, with an emphasis on supraspinal control of movement.
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with SPPA 800 . RESTRICTIONS: Class size limited to 8. Permission to enroll required by course coordinator. Previous course work in basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology strongly recommended. Course is designed for graduate students, but very strong undergraduates student may enroll
  
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    BMSC 666 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BMSC 667 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BMSC 686 - Mathematics for Biomechanics

    Credit(s): 3
    MATHEMATICS IN BIOMECHANICS
    Component: Lecture
    Mathematical techniques for research in biomechanics and related fields, with emphasis on methods useful for biomedical signal processing. Topics include Fourier analysis, matrix algebra, and signal processing.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
    Crosslisted: Crosslisted with KAAP 686 . PREREQ: MATH221 and MATH222 or equivalent.
  
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    BMSC 860 - Capstone in Biomechanics and Movement Science

    Credit(s): 6
    CAPSTONE IN BIOMS
    Component: Lecture
    The capstone project gives the candidate the opportunity to synthesize and apply the skills developed in the MA program, and to demonstrate mastery and knowledge and skills expected of BIOMS MA graduate.
    Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 6 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BMSC 865 - Seminar

    Credit(s): 0
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Allowed Units: 0 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Pass/Not Pass
  
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    BMSC 866 - SPECIAL PROBLEM

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SPECIAL PROBLEM
    Component: Independent Study
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 12 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
  
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    BMSC 867 - SEMINAR

    Credit(s): 1-12
    SEMINAR
    Component: Lecture
    Repeatable for Credit: Y Allowed Units: 99 Multiple Term Enrollment: Y Grading Basis: Student Option
 

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