Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Note - listings are by subject area prefix, not department code.

 

BMS - Basic Medical Sciences

  
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    BMS 7304 Review of Immune and Infectious Diseases


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will focus on a review of the major immune and infectious diseases that may be encountered by the general physician.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7460 Clinical Pharmacology


    Credit Hours: var.

    The primary objective of this elective is to provide an experience in the application of general pharmacological principles and the general principles of drug therapy for the rational rather than empirical use of pharmacologic agents.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7464C Research in Pharmacology


    Credit Hours: var.

    The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the research environment. The focus is directed to current research techniques, including methods of data acquisition and analysis, and critical reading of the literature pertinent to the research problem.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7560C Research in Physiology


    Credit Hours: var.

    The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the research environment. The student will learn current research techniques and the methods of data collection and reduction.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7663C Pathologic Anatomy (Autopsies & Surgical Pathology)


    Credit Hours: var.

    The objective of this course is to strengthen the students in areas of anatomic pathology relevant to the practice of clinical medicine. The student will observe the daily activities of laboratory technicians and pathologist’s assistants, attend autopsies, and examine surgical specimens under supervision. He/she will be expected to attend all pathology conferences and participate in microscopic sign-out sessions. Particular attention will be given to correlation between clinical information and pathologic findings.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7664 Flexible Elective in Pathology


    Credit Hours: var.

    The objective of this elective is to gain experience regarding the practice of pathology for those students considering a career in pathology. Partial credit for certain specialty boards may be obtained for this elective. This program is flexibly designed to accommodate students wishing to have an elective in a subspecialty of either anatomical or clinical pathology. Students will be expected to attend all pathology conferences. Particular attention will be given to clinico-pathological correlation relating to the desired subspecialty. The student will be expected to become familiar with laboratory testing techniques, but clinico-pathological correlation with current case material will be stressed.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7665 Blood Bank Sciences


    Credit Hours: var.

    The objective of this elective is to provide the student with the opportunity to participate in the production and provision of transfusion products. This will enable the student to consider choices in transfusion therapy. Alternatively, major emphasis can be placed on immunological techniques and pre-transfusion testing of donors and patients. The training will be supervised by physician-specialists in blood bank sciences.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7666 Clinical Cytopathology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course introduces the students to the principles used by the cytopathologist to recognize normal and abnormal biologic processes (hormonal states, infectious diseases, neoplasia) through the examination of cellular specimens obtained from a variety of body sites.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7667 Elective in Laboratory Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will participate under supervision in several areas of the clinical laboratory of his/her choice such as clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, etc. The student will have the opportunity to work closely with the senior and resident staff. Major concentration will be on appropriate interpretative laboratory tests. The student will be expected to attend pathology conferences.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7668 Forensic Pathology


    Credit Hours: var.

    Objectives: learn to correlate autopsy findings with clinical information and information derived from scene investigations learn to complete death certificates in a manner acceptable to the office of vital statistics and the world health organization learn anatomy pertinent to the future clinical practice specialty of the student gain an understanding of the working relationships between forensic pathologists and other professionals, including those in law enforcement, the office of the state attorney, the defense bar, the funeral industry, the press, and other medical specialties.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 8178 Human Cross-Sectional Anatomy


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide students with a self-study program in normal human cross sectional imaging with emphasis on anatomy as it relates to medical imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 8187C Advanced Human Anatomy


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course entails supervised regional dissection, discussion of the clinical relevance of the identified structures, participation in gross anatomy laboratory sessions and independent case-based study.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 8661 Research in Pathology


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will conduct investigative work in human or experimental pathology under the supervision of the senior investigator. These studies will use primarily morphologic and biochemical techniques with human materials or disease models pertaining to inflammation, degeneration, neoplasia, immunopathology, reproductive biology and pathology, pulmonary pathobiology, or metabolic disorders.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

BME - Biomedical Engineering

  
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    BME 5040 Pharmaceutical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 2

    Introduction to pharmaceutical engineering, including dosage forms (tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, topical forms, and aerosols), excipients, regulatory issues, clinical studies, and good manufacturing practices.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BME 5105 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to introduce students from engineering and other disciplines to a range of topics in biomedical engineering. The course will cover engineering tools and techniques applied to medicine and biology.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2045 and MAC 2311 or MAC 2281 or MAC 2241
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 5320 Theory and Design of Bioprocesses


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to biotechnology, including applied microbiology, enzyme technology, biomass production, bioreactor design, and transport processes in biosystems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 5910 Directed Research in Bioengineering


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Directed research in an area of biomedical engineering or engineering biotechnology.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BME 5937 Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Selected topics in biomedical engineering, including biomedical engineering, biomedical materials, biodynamics of circulation, separation processes in biomedical systems, and artificial organ systems. May be taken by non-engineering students with CI. Repeatable as subjects vary.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BME 6000 Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    Biomedical engineering analysis, including biomedical thermodynamics, biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, biomedical instrumentation, tissue/cellular engineering, clinical engineering, prosthetic/medical devices, and regulatory issues.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6001 Biomedical Engineering II


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will address a wide range of fundamental topics in biomedical engineering, focusing on the application of engineering fundamentals to the analysis of the human biomedical system.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6055 Modern Biomedical Technologies


    Credit Hours: 3

    In this class students will learn about new possibilities brought by development of interfaces between human body and computers, creation of artificial body parts, deciphering of brain signals and design of new generation biomedical instruments.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6107 Biomaterials I: Material Properties


    Credit Hours: 3

    Properties and characterization of biomaterials, including ceramics, glasses, metals, natural materials, polymers, and composites. Applications include dental, orthopedic, soft tissue, and tissue scaffolds. Design and sterilization issues.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6108 Biomaterials II Biocompatibility


    Credit Hours: 3

    Biocompatibility issues of biomaterials, including inflammation, wound healing, foreign body response, toxicity, blood coagulation, tumorigenesis, infection, and related issues including testing. Degradation of materials in the biological environment.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6235 Tissue Biomechanics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Biomechanical properties of hard and soft tissues, including measurement procedures, influences on properties (gender, aging, physical conditioning, disease processes), tissue repair, and implant devices. Open to non-majors with CI.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6340 Biomedical Fluids and Cardiovascular Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    Roles of mechanics & transport phenomena in pathology, diagnosis & treatment of cardiovascular disease. Intro to methods for assessing hemodynamics & cardiovascular health -Doppler echocardiography & MRI. Cardiovascular devices. Open to non-majors.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6410 Engineering Physiology


    Credit Hours: 3

    General physiology of nerve, muscle, heart, and lung tissue, along with quantitative models of physiological processes at cell, tissue, and/or system level.

    Prerequisite(s): ECH 4846, EGN 3433, PHY 2048, PHY 2049
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6420 Human Sensory Processes


    Credit Hours: 3

    Biological and engineering aspects of the human sensory system (vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, pain, etc.), including normal and impaired performance, engineering models, and prosthetic device design considerations.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6430 Cardiovascular Systems for Engineers


    Credit Hours: 3

    Cardiovascular basic and medical science from an engineering viewpoint. Topics explored: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, physical and mathematical aspects of current therapies and diagnostics, imaging, hemodynamics, and cardiovascular disease.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6573 Nano-medicine


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide a basic knowledge of the principles, technology and applications of nanotechnology in medicine with special emphasis on recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, drug delivery, biomaterials, MEMs & tissue engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6634 Biotransport Phenomena


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis and applications of biofluids, including non-Newtonian and particulate systems, bioheat transfer, including energy balances, and biomass transport, including mass balances and membrane processes.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BME 6905 Directed Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    Directed independent study in biomedical engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    BME 6911 Research Methods in Biomechanics


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Research methods in biomechanics, including materials testing, gait analysis, modeling techniques, and related issues. Open to majors and non-majors. May be repeated for credit as the subject varies up to six total credits.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BME 6920 Seminar in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 1

    Seminar in biomedical engineering. Speakers will address current research topics in biomedical engineering, including biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, sensors, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. Can be repeated up to 3 total credits.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BME 6931 Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Selected topics in biomedical engineering, including focused topics in biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biomaterials, biomedical instrumentation and sensors, tissue and cellular engineering, and clinical engineering & health systems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BME 6944 Biomedical Engineering Industrial Internship


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    Individual study as practical engineering work at an industrial facility or laboratory under the supervision of a faculty member interacting with the sponsoring industrial facility or laboratory.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    BME 6971 Research for Master’s Thesis


    Credit Hours: 2-6

    Research for the Master’s Thesis in Biomedical Engineering. Students may count up to six hours total maximum towards the M.S. degree. Students must have an approved Master’s committee for registration.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-6
  
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    BME 7915 Directed Research in Biomedical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    Directed research in an advanced topic in biomedical engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    BME 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Dissertation research for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Medical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19

BSC - Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 5425 Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    This lecture-based course will use a problem solving approach, provide fundamental knowledge of scientific concepts and principles that form the basis of experimental methodologies in genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3023, PCB 3063, and PCB 3023L or PCB 3063L
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 5931 Selected Topics in Biology


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    BSC 6381C Biodiversity


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the principles and practice of conservation biology. Emphasis on the primary threats to biodiversity and the application of contemporary tools to solve conservation problems.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6393 Advances in Life Sciences


    Credit Hours: 1

    Discussion course based on readings of current and classic research in the life sciences, with an emphasis on specific research fields within the life sciences.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BSC 6428 Immunological Techniques for Cancer Research


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course will provide foundational knowledge of modern techniques utilized in cancer immunology research. In-class discussion will be supplemented with tours, interactive assignments, and papers from the recent literature.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BSC 6436 Introduction to Biotechnology


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course focuses on biotechnology, the integration of biology and technology and its applications in genomics, forensics, agriculture, engineering and medicine that have resulted in new products and services and solved biological/biomedical problems.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6437 Biotechnology and Bioethics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides students a basic understanding of what biotechnology is and how it is employed throughout the world. Students are to learn the ethical and legal issues facing this technology, and how biotechnology is regulated. Course is not repeatable.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6457 Modern Basic Tools of Research


    Credit Hours: 2

    An introduction to modern core research facilities and methodologies used in cancer research. Lec., Lab., Dem. Department Approval Required.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BSC 6849 Graduate Skills in Biology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Graduate Skills in Biology introduces incoming graduate students to crucial practices and skills such as data management and exploration, statistical analysis, scientific writing, presentations, networking, and career options.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6865 Conservation Biology Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveying major concepts and current issues in the field of conservation biology. Value of biodiversity, conservation, and protection of species and ecosystems at risk, genetic diversity, systematics, endangered species, invasive species, extinction.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6875 Cancer Drug Discovery


    Credit Hours: 3

    This core course will offer cutting-edge knowledge in cancer drug discovery and chemical biology and reveal the development and use of chemical probes to unravel the mechanisms underlying oncogenesis and innovative anticancer drug design.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6882 Integrated Mathematical Oncology I


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is a broad introduction to phenomenological mathematical modeling of cancer biology specifically focused on how tumors grow and respond to therapy, bridging multiple scales in space and time.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6883 Integrated Mathematical Oncology II


    Credit Hours: 4

    This is a deep focus course on data-driven development of mathematical models of tissue homeostasis, cancer development, and treatment response to answer specific open questions in cancer biological and clinical oncology.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 6882  with a minimum grade of B
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BSC 6905 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study in which student must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    BSC 6910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    BSC 6930 Lectures in Contemporary Biology


    Credit Hours: 1

    This Biology lecture series includes a diversity of contemporary topics including: molecular regulatory mechanics, evolutionary genetics, organismal physiology and community ecology.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BSC 6932 Selected Topics in Biology


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    BSC 6933 Advances in Integrated Mathematical Oncology


    Credit Hours: 2

    Students review and orally present current breaking research in mathematical oncology and modeling approaches. Presentations require critical evaluation of the published data. Students also receive critique on presentation skills.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BSC 6935 Graduate Seminar in Biology


    Credit Hours: 1

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BSC 6936 Scientific Grant Writing


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course provides instruction on becoming a successful grant writer as well as understanding the grant proposal writing and review process. Responsibilities of the principle investigator for compliance, fiscal matters, and scientific management of the funded grant will also be covered with guest lecturers from the Division of Sponsored Research.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 6939 Selected Topics in Cancer Biology


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Provides in-depth study of a single aspect of cancer biology. Topics offered vary by semester.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    BSC 6940 Internship in Conservation Biology


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Internship at a local agency. Internship might involve data collection and analysis in conservation biology or address policy issues. Intended to provide work experience and professional development opportunities.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences |
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BSC 6945 Graduate Instruction Methods


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Special course to be used primarily for the training of teaching assistants.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BSC 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Thesis: Master’s

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    BSC 7910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    BSC 7911 Directed Research in Cancer Biology


    Credit Hours: 1-12

    Student research will be performed under the guidance of Ph.D. prior to formation of dissertation committee.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Credit Hours: 1-12
  
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    BSC 7936 Doctoral Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1

    Graduating Ph.D. students will present a formal seminar based upon their dissertation to the Department of Biology and the public. Restricted to majors.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BSC 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 2-19

BUL - Business Law

  
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    BUL 5332 Law and the Accountant


    Credit Hours: 3

    A comprehensive study of commercial law as it affects the practice of accounting.

    Prerequisite(s): BUL 3320
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUL 5842 Risk Management and Legal Compliance


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed for non-accounting students who need to understand, monitor and control risks. The content of this course spans corporate governance, risk strategy and legal/regulatory compliance including analysis of significant laws/regulations.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUL 6652 Regulatory & Reporting Environments


    Credit Hours: 3

    Discusses various ways in which companies are regulated, including public, private and self-regulatory matters. Voluntary and involuntary regulation is discussed, as well as ethical issues. Review of securities and other reporting requirements are analyzed. Private regulation is considered, such as encountered in contractual relationships, professional organizations and industry groups is studied. Management issues due to securities and exchange laws (compliance, reporting & other communications), corporate governance matters (legal aspects, stakeholders, independence, transparency), and other legal matters (agency, workplace equity, governmental regulation) are covered. Other economic, social, cultural, environmental and political impacts are considered as affecting the contemporary business organization.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3

CAP - Computer Applications

  
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    CAP 5400 Digital Image Processing


    Credit Hours: 3

    Image formation, sources of image degradation, image enhancement techniques, edge detection operators and threshold selection, low-level processing algorithms for vision, image data compression.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 5610 Machine Learning


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces students to Machine Learning and includes supervised machine learning methods and their application, how to assess machine learning algorithm performance, the time/accuracy trade-offs between algorithms, and unsupervised learning.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 5625 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


    Credit Hours: 3

    Basic concepts, tools, and techniques used to produce and study intelligent behavior. Organizing knowledge, exploiting constraints, searching spaces, understanding natural languages, and problem solving strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 5627 Affective Computing


    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of systems that can express, recognize and respond to human affects by analyzing faces, gestures, body pose, and biological data that includes brain, heart, and respiration signals.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 5745 Interactive Data Visualization


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will introduce students to the principles and algorithms necessary for effective visual analysis of data.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 5771 Data Mining


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introductory course to mining information from data. Scalable supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods are discussed. Methods to visualize and extract heuristic rules from large databases with minimal supervision is discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate Statistics.
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6011 Multimedia and E-Commerce for IT


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the design principles of multimedia authoring and communication systems. It covers the interface and characteristics and video processing, multimedia, media encoding/compressions, multimedia editors, current communication standards.

    Prerequisite(s): CGS 3823
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6100 Human Computer Interface


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to the design and evaluation of the interface between a computer based application and a human user.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6101 Mobile Biometrics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the foundations of biometric systems on mobile and other edge devices, offers hands-on experience in data collection and in building a verification system, and leads to a thorough overview of current research literature.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6317 Social Media Mining


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces useful techniques to model, analyze, and understand large-scale social media, with focus on social network analysis, user modeling, bot detection, and dynamical processes over social and information networks.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6415 Computer Vision


    Credit Hours: 3

    Techniques for description and recognition of objects, use of stereo, texture, and motion information for scene segmentation and description, consistent labeling and matching, use of knowledge and planning in computer vision.

    Prerequisite(s): CAP 5400 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6455 Advanced Robotic Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Unmanned ground, aerial and underwater robots. Modeling, kinematics dynamics and control; navigation and collision avoidance; sensor fusion; vision-based navigation; sensor fault detection and isolation; system architectures and robot swarms.

    Prerequisite(s): Control Systems, Intro to Robotics, MatLab
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6615 Neural Networks


    Credit Hours: 3

    Defines models of artificial neural networks, compares these models, and investigates the relationship of neural network learning to other symbolic learning methods.

    Prerequisite(s): CAP 5625 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6632 Automated Reasoning and Theorem Proving


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the principles of automated reasoning/mechanical theorem proving. Topics to be covered include propositional logic, predicate logic, skolem standard forms, various resolution principles and methods, and non-classical logics.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6638 Geometric/Statistical Pattern Recognition Techniques


    Credit Hours: 3

    Principles and applications of statistical pattern recognition methods, Bayes decision theory, parametric and nonparametric techniques, discriminant function ns, unsupervised classification and clustering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6640 Natural Language Processing


    Credit Hours: 3

    The concepts and principles of computer processing of natural language, including linguistic phenomena, formal methods, and applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6663 IT Robotics Application


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to Robotics and its different applications. Robotics technology is being used in a wide variety of applications that involve ground, aerial and marine systems. Robotics technology and applications will be explored and discussed.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6671 IT Intelligent Agents


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to Intelligent Agents and its different applications. Intelligent agent technology relates to important areas that include artificial intelligence, neural networks, and expert systems. These areas will be discussed during the class.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6672 Robot Intelligence and Computer Vision


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to robotic systems with emphasis on the computational aspects of robot control. Topics for discussion: overview of the robotics field, analysis of robot arm kinematics and coordinate transformation, real-time computer control of robot arms, and computer vision. Practical experience in programming robotic systems will be included.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2400
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6736 Geometric Modeling


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course deals with the representation, design, analysis, processing and visualization of shape information used in a variety of fields of science and engineering.

    Prerequisite(s): Data Structures, Programming in a higher level language.
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CAP 6940 IT Graduate Practicum


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    An information technology project-based course that requires the student to investigate, design and implement a real-world application over two semesters or, with approval, one semester.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3-6

CCE - Civil Construction Engineering

  
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    CCE 5035 Construction Management & Planning


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamentals of construction management. Topics include: general definitions, organizational roles, types of contracts, analysis of labor and equipment, cost estimating, contractor cash flow analysis, planning and scheduling, project control, construction administration, quality and safety management, and use of computer software in construction management.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3613C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3

CCJ - Criminology and Criminal Justice

  
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    CCJ 6057 Cybercrime Capstone


    Credit Hours: 1

    This is a concluding capstone course in which students create an electronic portfolio documenting how they have met the program’s core learning objectives. Overall, the course is a reflective learning exercise documenting both competencies and potential.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CCJ 6118 Introduction to Criminology Theory


    Credit Hours: 4

    An introduction to, and comparison of, major historical and contemporary theories that seek to explain criminal behavior or the existence of crime in society.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CCJ 6406 Theory, Practice, and Research in Law Enforcement


    Credit Hours: 3

    This issue-oriented course explores the relationships among theory, practice, and research as these are reflected in the problems and challenges that confront law enforcement.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6485 Criminal Justice and Public Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn about the structure, function, theory and key issues of the criminal justice system. Students will also acquire the skills necessary to analyze public policy in criminal justice.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6602 Profiling Cybercrime


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides students with an overview of cybercrime offenders, the offenses they tend to commit, and how new scientific research on offender profiling can be used to help identify or limit potential suspects in an active investigation.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6624 Seminar in Violence


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course utilizes psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives to help students to understand different types of violent offenders and various intervention strategies.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6637 Technology Adoption and Crime


    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of theories of technology adoption and use, concentrating primarily on information technologies (IT) and those technologies associated with the Internet (e.g., social media).

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6638 Seminar in Nature and Causes of Crime


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of some of the issues green criminologists study and investigate why it is important to study these issues from a criminological perspective. Topics include crime against animals, forests, and water.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6654 Seminar in Drugs and Crime


    Credit Hours: 3

    The objective of this course is to provide the student a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of drug use in American society.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
 

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