College of Arts and Sciences

Courses

Graduate
Biology (BIOL)
  • BIOL-T 592 Social Implications of Biology (3 cr.) Biological aspects of social problems such as AIDS, genetic engineering, population explosion, eugenics, drug abuse, heredity, hazards of irradiation, etc.
  • BIOL-T 570 Evolution (3 cr.) Provides a rigorous exploration of the theory of evolution; the conceptual core of biology. Topics include origins and history of life: the interplay of heredity and environment in shaping adaptations; molecular, behavioral, and social evolution; patterns of speciation, extinction, and their consequences; methods of inferring evolutionary relationships among organisms.
Computer Science (CSCI)
  • CSCI-B 565 Data Mining (3 cr.) Algorithimic and practical aspects of discovering patterns and relationships in large databases. The course also provides hands-on experience in data analysis, clustering and prediction. Topics include: data preprocessing and exploration, data warehousing, association rule minig, classification and regression, clustering, anomaly detection, human factors and social issues in data mining.
  • CSCI-A 605 Advanced Web Page Development (3 cr.) P: CSCI-A348. CSCI-A 340 recommended. This class takes a deeper look at webpage development, focusing on the user experience in order to create responsive, fluid websites that adapt to different device sizes and behaviors. The course will include more details on HTML5 forms, CSS3, and jQuery. In addition, students will explore using JavaScript to create drawings and animations applied to HTML5.
  • CSCI-B 649 Topics in Systems (3 cr.) Content depends on topic.
  • CSCI-P 532 Object-oriented software development (3 cr.) P: CSCI-C 307 or other advanced programming courses. This course will help turn motivated students into superior contributors to any small- to mid-sized commercial or open-source software project. It takes a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach. Students are introduced to design patterns, tools, and teamwork strategies from teh first assignment to the last project. 
  • CSCI-C 504 Data analysis using R (3 cr.) This course will teach programming in R and methods of using R for data analysis. The course covers fundamentals of R programming, importing and managing data, data manipulation, descriptive statistics, data visualization, clustering, simulation and regression and classification. The format of the class will be lectures by instructor, projects to be submitted, presentation of projects, and class discussions. Some basic knowledge of programming and statistics is a prerequisite for this course.
  • CSCI-Y 790 Graduate Independent Study (1-6. cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. 
  • CSCI-B 551 Elements of Artificial Intelligence (3 cr.) P: CSCI-C 307 or other advanced programming courses. Introduction to major issues and approaches in artificial intelligence. Principles of reactive, goal-based, and utility-based agents. Problem-solving and search. Knowledge representation and design of representational vocabularies. Inference and theorem proving, reasoning under uncertainity, planning. Overview of machine learning. 
  • CSCI-A 590 Topics in Programming (1-3 cr.) Eight-week to sixteen-week course designed to provide foundations for using modern programming tools for applications and web development.
  • CSCI-B 561 Advanced Database Concepts (3 cr.) Database models and systems: especially relational and object-oriented; relational database design theory; structures for efficient data access; query languages and processing; database applications development; views. Transaction management: concurrency and recovery.
  • CSCI-C 605 Advanced Web Page Development (3 cr.) P: CSCI-A348(Required). CSCI-A340(Recommended). This class is an advanced web page development, focusing on User Experience to create responsive, fluid websites that adapt to different device size and behaviors. The course will include more details on HTML5 forms, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.
  • CSCI-C 606 Unix/Linux Administration (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. This course provides a comprehensive study of Local Area Networks (LANs), LAN technologies, Layered TCP/IP architecture, Switching, Internet addressing, routing protocols, congestion control and Applications (DNS, HTTP, peer-to-peer networks). Students will design, construct, and administer a LAN using a popular network operating system (Linux).
English (ENG)
  • ENG-G 655 History of the English Language (4 cr.) Survey of the evolution of the English language from its earliest stages to the present, with reference to its external history and to its phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary.
  • ENG-L 503 Teaching of Literature in College (2-4 cr.) Classroom teaching of literature in the light of current approaches.
  • ENG-L 553 Studies in Literature (1-3 cr.) Especially for secondary school teachers of English. Critical evaluation of poems, short stories, a major novel, and some major plays. (Fall or Spring)
  • ENG-L 612 Chaucer (4 cr.) Critical analysis of the Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected shorter poems. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 620 Studies in English Literature 1500-1660 (4 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 623 English Drama from the 1590s to 1800, Exclusive of Shakespeare (4 cr.) P: familiarity with six plays of Shakespeare. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 625 Shakespeare (4 cr.) Critical analysis of selected texts. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 631 English Literature: 1660-1790 (4 cr.) Extensive reading in poetry and nonfictional prose. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 639 English Fiction to 1800 (4 cr.) (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 642 Studies in Romantic Literature (4 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 645 English Fiction 1800-1900 (4 cr.) (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 646 Readings in Media, Literature, and Culture (4 cr.) Introductory study of issues in literary editing, textual culture, or digital humanities.
  • ENG-L 647 Studies in Victorian Literature (4 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 649 British Literature since 1900 (4 cr.) Extensive reading in all genres. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 653 American Literature, 1800-1900 (4 cr.) Intensive historical and critical study of all genres from Washington Irving through Frank Norris. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 655 American Literature since 1900 (4 cr.) Intensive historical and critical study of all genres from Theodore Dreiser to the present. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 660 Studies in British and American Literature, 1900 to the Present (4 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-L 666 Survey of Children's Literature (4 cr.) A survey of literature written for children and adolescents from the medieval period to the present. (Fall, Spring)
  • ENG-L 670 Continental Nineteenth Century Drama (4 cr.) Focuses on such major European dramatists of the 19th and 20th Centuries as Ibsen, Strindberg, Checkhov, Ionesco, and Beckett. (Occasionally)
  • ENG-W 611 Writing Fiction I (4 cr.) (Fall or Spring) May be repeated once for credit.
  • ENG-W 613 Writing Poetry I (4 cr.) (Fall or Spring) May be repeated once for credit.
  • ENG-W 513 Writing Poetry (4 cr.) Poetry writing workshop on the study of prosody and form (including formal elements of free verse) in the context of writing by class members. May be repeated once for credit.
  • ENG-W 510 Computers in Composition (4 cr.) Based on current theories about the process of writing, this course surveys the use of computer programs (such as word processing) as writing tools, computer-assisted instruction as teaching aids and computer programs as research aids to study writing. 
  • ENG-W 509 Introduction to Writing and Literacy Studies (4 cr.) This is the core course in the writing and literacy track of the English master's program. Students will read, analyze, discuss, and write about key issues in writing and literacy, laying a foundation for further study. Special emphasis will be placed on research methods in this field.
  • ENG-W 508 Graduate Creative Writing for Teachers (4 cr.) Offers current and future teachers insights into the creative writing process, teaches them to think as writers do, suggest strategies for critiquing creative work, and provide guidance in developing creative-writing curriculum. Emphasis on hands-on writing activities in three genres, adaptable for use with students at entry level. 
Informatics (INFO)
  • INFO-B 505 Informatics Project Management (3 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor or Department or INFO-I 402 This is a professional introduction to informatics project management and organizational implementation of integrated information solutions. The target audience is informatics project team members likely to pursue informatics project manager roles as well as all members not likely to do so. Through reading, lecture, discussion, practice, and targeted projects, students gain historical perspectives, current awareness, and proficiency with informatics project management terminology, techniques and technologies. 
  • INFO-B 533 Systems and Protocol Security and Information Assurance (3 cr.) This course looks at systems and protocols, how to design threat models for them and how to use a large number of currrent security technologies and concepts to block specific vulnerabilities. Students will use a large number of systems and programming security tools in the laboratories. 
Liberal Studies (LIBS)
  • LIBS-D 501 Humanities Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the humanities. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.
  • LIBS-D 502 Social Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the social sciences. Topics Vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.
  • LIBS-D 503 Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the sciences. Topics Vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.
  • LIBS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (3 cr.) A comprehensive introduction to graduate liberal studies. Explores the cultures of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Investigates interdisciplinary methodologies. Offers strategies for graduate-level reading, research, and writing for other publics.
  • LIBS-D 511 M.L.S. Humanities Elective (3 cr.) P: LIBS-D 510 An M.L.S. graduate elective course in the humanities. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.
  • LIBS-D 512 M.L.S. Social Science Elective (3 cr.) P: LIBS-D 510. An M.L.S. graduate elective course in the social sciences. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.
  • LIBS-D 513 M.L.S. Science Elective (3 cr.) P: LIBS-D 510 An M.L.S. graduate elective course in the sciences. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.
  • LIBS-D 514 Graduate Liberal Overseas Study (3-6 cr.) P: LIBS-D 510. In some cases there may be a language prerequisite. This course will enable M.L.S. students to participate in overseas studies.
  • LIBS-D 594 Liberal Studies Directed Readings (1-3 cr.) P: LIBS-D 501, LIBS-D 502, LIBS-D 503, and prior consent of instructor. Independent study involoving systematic schedule of readings sponsored and supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated up to a maximum 6 credit hours.
  • LIBS-D 596 Liberal Studies Independent Research (1-3 cr.) P: LIBS-D 501, LIBS-D 502, LIBS-D 503, and prior consentof instructor. An independent research project formulated and conducted in consultation with a faculty member and culminating in a final analytical paper. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • LIBS-D 600 Public Intellectual Practicum. (3 cr.) P: Completion of all M.L.S. course work. A capstone seminar for the M.L.S. public intellectual option. Students will study the history of public intellectuals, explore the cariety of ways in which public intellectuals carry out their work, and create a portfolio of their own public intellectual work.
  • LIBS-D 601 M.L.S. Project Proposal Seminar (3 cr.) P: Approval of director. A capstone seminar for the independent research/creative activity option in which students choose a topic or creative activitiy for their project, complete the initial research to determine its feasibility, write a formal proposal with an extenstive bibliographay identifying sources and/or resourses necessary to complete the project, and defend it before a faculty committee.
  • LIBS-D 602 Graduate Project (3-6 cr.) P: LIBS-D 601. Independent project work conducted in consultation with a faculty director.
Mathematics (MATH)
  • MATH-T 650 Topics in Probability/Statistics (3 cr.) This course will cover graduate-level knowledge of key concepts of probability/statistics.
  • MATH-T 640 Topics in Applications (3 cr.) Students will develop graduate-level knowledge in Differential Equations and Applications including Numerical Methods, Mathematics of Finance, Graph Theory, Mathematical Physics, and other topics.
  • MATH-T 620 Topics in Topology/Geometry (3 cr.) Students will develop graduate-level knowledge in essential concepts of Topology/Geometry including topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry, Point set topology, Differential Topology, Differential Geometry, and other topics in Topology/Geometry.
  • MATH-T 610 Topics in Analysis (3 cr.) This course will cover graduate-level knowledge in Analysis applications, including Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Fourier Analysis, and other topics in Analysis.
  • MATH-T 601 Topics in Alegbra (3 cr.) This course will cover core topics in Algebra, including Group Theory, Ring Theory, Field, Theory, Commutative and Noncommutative Algebra, Number Theory, and other topics in Algebra.
Political Science (POLS)
  • POLS-Y 661 American Politics (3 cr.) Illustrative topics: the Presidency, legislative process, political behavior, political parties and representation, political socialization, comparative state politics, urban politics, interest group politics.
  • POLS-Y 529 National Political Institutions (3 cr.) This course is concerned with American national institutions and their interaction with one another. We cover Congress, the Presidency, and the Court. In addition to studying these institutions, we will also study political parties, the bureaucracy, public opinion, and the media.
Psychology (PSY)
  • PSY-I 501 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. This course explores the role of increasing diversity in the U.S. population and how it will impact the delivery of mental health services. The focus of the course is on different ethnic and minority groups, their customs and values, and the impact that these cultural factors have on the utilization of psychological services. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Treatments for drug and alcohol addiction, assessment of drug and alcohol conditions and related disorders, and tracking patients to monitor treatment effectiveness. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 538 Professional issues in Addictions Counseing (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. This course will survey the process for obtaining an Indiana State License in addictions counseling as well as the state and national certification options. It will include the following areas as related to state certification: 12 core functions, documentation standards, counseling theories related to addictions, use of DSM IV TR, legal and ethical requirements, case studies, basic pharmacology, case presentation methods, confidentiality, and role boundaries. (Spring)
  • PSY-P 556 Group and Family Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Theories and research on group counseling, development, dynamics, and process.  Issues pertaining to group leadership, ethics, and work with special populations will be addressed.  (Spring)
  • PSY-P 562 Advanced Skills in Counseling (3 cr.) P: P535 and graduate standing. Examines a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and practice, builds skills in integrated approaches to the treatment of dual disorders, case conceptualization, treatment planning and basic listening and counseling skills.
  • PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Description of the phenomena of psychopathology and the principles associated with their classification. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 641 Assessment (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Examination of the administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected techniques used in clinical assessment, with special emphasis on addictions assessment. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 657 Topical Seminar (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 662 Advanced Life-Span Development (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Study of human development across the lifespan, including biological, social, and cultural influences on psychological growth and change. (Spring)
  • PSY-P 667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Analysis of neural mechanisms of drug effects on animal and human behavior, based on behavioral and biological experiments. (Fall and Spring)
  • PSY-P 694 Internship in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.) Opportunities for application of theory and practice of counseling psychology in an appropriate organization under the supervision and direction of the internship agency. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

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