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    Jun 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


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

 

CCJ - Criminology and Criminal Justice

  
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    CCJ 6669 Seminar in Social Inequality and Crime


    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine one of the most persistent and divisive issues in criminal justice—racial, and to a lesser extent ethnic, disproportionality in the U.S. criminal justice system (CJS).

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6705 Research Methods in Criminology


    Credit Hours: 3-4

    Introduction to the basic methods of criminological research; overviews philosophy of science, research ethics, research design issues such as sampling and measurement, and methods of data collection, including survey, experimental, and evaluation research.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3-4
  
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    CCJ 6706 Quantitative Analysis in Criminology I


    Credit Hours: 4

    Introduction to data management utilizing computer statistical packages and elementary statistical techniques used in criminological research: descriptive and inferential statistics, group comparisons, measures of association, linear regression.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 6705 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CCJ 6707 Quantitative Analysis in Criminology II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Intermediate-level data analysis and statistical techniques applied to problems in criminology. Emphasis on multivariate techniques, including multiple regression, path analysis, and nonlinear models.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 6706 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6708 Quantitative Analysis in Criminology III


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course familiarizes students with advanced multivariate linear and nonlinear statistical procedures appropriate for analyzing criminological data.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 6707 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6905 Directed Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-12

    Independent study in which student must have contract with instructor.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1-12
  
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    CCJ 6910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CCJ 6930 Current Issues in Corrections


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to review and analyze the major issues and dilemmas that confront corrections today, including overcrowding, inmate rights, privatization, control of gangs, control of inmates, and the availability or programs and services. Attention will also focus on the strategies and/or controversies associated with these issues.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6931 Seminar in Criminological Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of specific theoretical issues in criminology.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 6118 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6932 Issues in Criminal Justice Administration


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will focus on some of the most significant issues facing todays criminal justice administrator.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6935 Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis and discussion of topics of major concern in criminology and criminal justice that are not covered in regular courses.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6936 Current Issues in Law Enforcement


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will focus on some of the most significant issues facing law enforcement agencies today. Some topics included will be: police use of deadly force; review of police conduct; police unionization; police corruption; media relations; civil liability; and community/problem-oriented policing.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 6937 Pro Seminar in Criminology


    Credit Hours: 1

    Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of research ideas by faculty, students, and guests, with a view toward the development of thesis topics.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CCJ 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    CCJ 7065 Professional Development in Criminology


    Credit Hours: 2

    Engage in a range of professional activities that form the core of a successful career in the field of criminology. Topics will include: writing a dissertation, teaching, presenting at professional conferences.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CCJ 7605 Theories of Criminal Behavior I


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course is part 1 of a two semesters designed to expose students to the foundations of social scientific theory and the major paradigms within sociology, social psychology, and criminology on which most criminological theories are based.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 7606 Theories of Criminal Behavior II


    Credit Hours: 3

    An advanced course that builds upon the knowledge base of criminological theory attained in prior coursework.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 7605 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 7726 Research Methods in Criminology II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will have the opportunity for the practical application of key research processes including classical test theory, item response theory, reliability and validity, item analysis, construct validity, sampling methods, causal inference.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 6705 , CCJ 6706 , CCJ 6707 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CCJ 7910 Advanced Research


    Credit Hours: 1-12

    Course is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1-12
  
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    CCJ 7940 Teaching Practicum in Criminology


    Credit Hours: 1

    In this course, a student will receive supervision and mentoring from an experienced teacher in the context of a single undergraduate “live” (not on-line) course, the primary instructor of which is the experienced faculty member.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CCJ 7980 Doctoral Dissertation


    Credit Hours: 2-12

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Criminology
Credit Hours: 2-12

CDA - Computer Design/Architecture

  
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    CDA 5416 Computer System Verification


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces basic concepts of formal verification. Topics include formal specification, algorithms, and methodologies for scalable verification. It is only for CSE majors or non-majors with permission from the instructor, not repeatable.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201, COT 3100, COT 4400, COP 4530
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CDA 6328 Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Efficient hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms is presented to meet the performance and cost requirements of computing platforms from handheld to server-level computers. Cryptographic implementation attacks and countermeasures are covered.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CDA 6626 Autonomous Mobile Robots


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to autonomous mobile robots, including software programming of controllers, sensors, actuators, kinematics, navigation, localization, mapping, path planning, and other selected topics.

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

CEG - Civil Geotechnical Engineering

  
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    CEG 5115 Foundation Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    Design of shallow foundations, cantilevered and anchored retaining walls, piling, drilled piers and special foundations. Computer applications to geotechnical engineering are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CEG 5205 Laboratory Testing for Geotechnical Engineers


    Credit Hours: 3

    Both routine and advanced forms of soil testing are covered. Emphasis is placed on procedures and application of results to design.

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CEG 6015 Advanced Geotechnical Topics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced concepts of shear strength and consolidation of soils; slope stability, nonlinear and secondary consolidation, numerical methods.

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011, CEG 4011L, CEG 5205 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CEG 6065 Soil Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamentals of vibrations, wave propagation, design of foundations, retaining walls and slopes to resist vibrations, liquefaction of soils.

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011, CEG 4011L, CEG 4012
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CEG 6415 Seepage and Subsurface Drainage


    Credit Hours: 3

    Design of underdrains, wells, soil filters, fabric filters, and dewatering systems with special emphasis on case studies.

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Corequisite(s): CEG 4011
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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

CEN - Computer Software Engineering

  
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    CEN 6084 Advances in Object Oriented Programming for IT


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will explore advanced object oriented principles. Topics will include meta-object protocols, reflexive languages, meta classes and class/object hierarchies’ structures and bootstrapping.

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

CES - Civil Engineering Structures

  
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    CES 5105C Advanced Mechanics of Materials I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analytical study of the mechanical behavior of deformable solids. Basic concepts, stress and strain transformations, special topics in beams, theory of elasticity, criteria of failure, beams on elastic foundation.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3331, MAP 2302
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 5209 Structural Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Behavior of structural components and systems when subjected to periodic dynamic loads.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 3102, EGN 3321
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 5715C Prestressed Concrete


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamental principles of prestressing; calculation of losses; stress analysis and design of simple beams for flexure and shear. Examples of pressures applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6010 Structural Life Prediction


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prediction of durability of structures, detection and evaluation of structural corrosion damage in steel/cementitious system, structure corrosion damage prevention, control and rehabilitation techniques.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6103 Experimental Stress Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide the tools of research necessary to design experiments and/or instrumentation schemes for directed studies. It is intended for structural and geotechnical engineering graduates conducting master’s or doctoral research.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3331, EGN 3373
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6107C Advanced Mechanics of Materials II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Continuation of CES 5105C . Structural stability of beam-columns and frames, calculus of variations and energy methods, introduction to viscoelasticity and plasticity.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 5105C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6118 Applied Finite Elements


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course focuses on applying the finite element method to types of problems encountered in various fields of engineering. In the course, underlying theories are presented, enough hand calculations are done to ensure an understanding of the methods, and then students solve problems using the ANSYS finite element program. The course is ideally suited for engineers wanting an understanding of the finite element method as applied to their jobs, graduate students wishing to apply the finite element method to their research problems, and students wanting a preparation for the Department’s computational mechanics course sequence.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 3102
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6144 Advanced Structural Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a firm foundation in matrix structural analysis with emphasis on the direct stiffness method. The theory and development of the matrix equations for truss and frame structures in two- and three-dimensions will be covered.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3331, EGN 4453, CES 3102
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6230 Advanced Structural Mechanics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course develops linear elasticity from kinematics, equilibrium through linear constitutive theory.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6326 Design of Concrete Bridges


    Credit Hours: 3

    Bridge Classification, AASHTO loads and load combinations, load distribution, design of typical superstructures and substructures for concrete and prestressed bridges.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 4702, CES 5715C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6586 Design of Structures to Resist Natural Hazards


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of natural hazards (wind, earthquakes & ocean waves) and their interaction with structures. Use of exact and approximate methods of analysis, computer modeling, and design provisions for structures to resist the aforementioned loads.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6609 Advanced Steel Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced topics in steel design. Topics covered include connection design, torsion of wide range sections, and optimum structural design.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 4605
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6706 Advanced Concrete Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced topics in concrete designs. Topics include torsion two way floor systems, composite construction, slabs on grade, and deep beams.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 4702
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6716 Design of Continuous Post-Tensioned Structures


    Credit Hours: 3

    Methods of analysis and design of post-tensioned statically indeterminate structures. Emphasis will be on the design of two-way slabs for floor systems using the equivalent frame method and load balancing.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6835 Design of Masonry Structures


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of the design of masonry structures using concrete masonry units. It covers both working stress and strength design of typical elements such as walls and lintels and simple structures.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 4702
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6841 Infrastructure I: Repair/Rehab of Structures


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on the repair of structures using fiber reinforced polymers.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 4702
    Corequisite(s): CES 5715C 
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CES 6935 Graduate Structures/Materials Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course consists of oral presentations made by graduate structures/materials seminar students, faculty members, and outside speakers including practitioners on their current topics of structures and materials engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1

CGN - Civil Engineering

  
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    CGN 5933 Special Topics in Civil Engineering and Mechanics


    Credit Hours: 1-5

    New technical topics of interest to civil engineering students.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-5
  
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    CGN 6162 Professional Practice of Civil Engineering


    Credit Hours: 2

    An introduction to the profession of Civil and Env Eng. The course gives students the opportunity to discuss topics of importance to professional practice and evaluation of Civil Eng infrastructure projects among their diverse peers and guest speakers.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CGN 6311C Introduction to Data Science for Civil Engineers


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course offers students the opportunity to apply data science skills to civil engineering projects. The course gives students opportunities to improve their data analysis, teamwork, and communication skills.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CGN 6720 Electrochemical Diagnostic Techniques


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamentals and applications of electrochemical diagnostic techniques. Focus on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to evaluate reaction rates in corrosion and interfacial phenomena of materials. Includes research project.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3365 or equivalent basic Materials Science course.
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CGN 6906 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

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

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CGN 6915 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Course consists of directed research on topics selected by student and professor. The topics vary. The course allows students to develop research skills and independent work disciplines.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CGN 6933 Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Topics to be chosen by students and instructor permitting newly developing subdisciplinary special interests to be explored.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    CGN 6941 Graduate Instruction Methods


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the principles and effective teaching methods used by engineering educators. This course follows the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education model of engineering education.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CGN 6945 Graduate Research Methods in Civil & Environmental Engineering


    Credit Hours: 2

    Course covers proposal writing including review of successful proposals and scientific literature, developing research hypotheses and objectives, presenting preliminary results and developing a research program. Required core course for doctoral students.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CGN 6950 Mentoring Novice Researchers


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course is designed for graduate students who are mentoring undergraduate researchers through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and similar programs.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CGN 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Thesis/Specialist project hours.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    CGN 7915 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Course consists of directed research on topics selected by student and professor. The topics vary. The course allows students to develop research skills and independent work disciplines.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CGN 7980 Dissertation Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Research and writing of a dissertation.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19

CGS - Computer General Studies

  
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    CGS 6210 Computer Hardware Systems for Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on the development of an understanding of microcomputer hardware that allows individuals to teach as well as make decisions concerning purchase, repair, and appropriate use. Topics include: basic concepts of digital electronics, the operation of a digital computer system, major categories of computer peripherals, historical development of electronic computers, and selection and maintenance of computers in an educational setting.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CGS 6842 IT and Systems for E-Business


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a managerial perspective on how Web Design and Computing are evolving and how they will impact future enterprise e-solution. It will cover both the foundations of Web design/Computing and the important technological advancements.

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

CHM - Chemistry

  
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    CHM 5225 Intermediate Organic Chemistry I


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will extend organic chemistry beyond the undergraduate level and will emphasize concepts of stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2211, CHM 2211L
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 5226 Intermediate Organic Chemistry II


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to synthetic organic chemistry for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Semester II.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 5225 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 5452 Polymer Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamentals of polymer synthesis, structure, properties, and characterization.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2211, CHM 2211L, and CHM 3400 or CHM 4410
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 5621 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    Chemical forces, reactivity, periodicity, and literature in organic chemistry; basic core course.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 4411, CHM 4610
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 5931 Selected Topics in Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    The following courses are representative of those that are taught under this title: Natural Products, Stereochemistry, Reactive Intermediates, Photochemistry, Instrumental Electronics, Advanced Lab Techniques, Heterocyclic Chemistry, etc.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    CHM 6036 Chemical Biology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Current research directions in chemical biology. Topics include chemical and biosynthesis of peptides, proteins and nucleic acids, genetic and protein engineering, combinatorial chemistry, targeted probes and imaging, bioorthogonal reactions, etc.

    Prerequisite(s): BCH 3053 or BCH 4033
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6138 Mass Spectrometry


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the topic of mass spectrometry from physical principles and theory to implementation and method development.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6150 Advanced Analytical Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of complete analytical process, including sample handling, separations, the analysis step, and statistical interpretation of data. Emphasis placed on separations and statistics. Lec.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6235 Spectroscopic Analysis of Organic Compounds


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of the theory and use of spectroscopic techniques (MS, IR, UV-vis, and NMR,) and their use in identification of organic compounds from the spectroscopic data from techniques discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2211
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6250 Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Synthesis


    Credit Hours: 3

    Detailed consideration of modern synthetic methods. Lec.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 5225 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6263 Advanced Organic Chemistry II: Physical-Organic


    Credit Hours: 3

    Organic reaction mechanisms emphasizing the interpretation of experimental data. Lec.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 5225 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6279 Introduction to Drug Discovery


    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores the entire drug discovery process, from initial target identification and hit generation through lead optimization and clinical trials to FDA approval. Case studies will be used to illustrate the process.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011, CHM 2211
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6440 Reaction Kinetics


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course covers macro- and microscopic reaction kinetics; rate laws of model reactions; enzyme catalysis; reactions in solutions, gases or on solid surfaces; collision and transition state theories; potential energy surfaces; and unimolecular reactions.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6480 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Basic theoretical concepts and mathematical framework; applications to simple systems.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6804 Advanced Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory


    Credit Hours: 1

    This is a course designed to develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of safety in the chemistry laboratory and a strong safety ethic that can support good lab practices in academia, industry, or any other lab setting.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHM 6810 Methods of Instruction in Higher Ed Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course presents pedagogical approaches associated with evidence-based effective instruction for postsecondary chemistry education.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6811 Classroom Assessment Practices in Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course addresses the theory and practice of assessments in chemistry. The course will focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of classroom assessments and the rationale for considering alternative assessments.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6907 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

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

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CHM 6935 Graduate Seminars in Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 1

    Required every semester (when offered) for all students enrolled in Chemistry graduate program. Requires participation in and attendance at the weekly departmental seminar.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHM 6936 Chemistry Colloquium


    Credit Hours: 1

    Frequent (usually weekly) small-group analysis of current developments.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHM 6937 Discipline-Based Education Research Colloquium


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course involves two types of presentations that are typically expected of graduate students: a research talk and a literature review.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6938 Selected Topics in Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Representative titles taught include: Symmetry and Group Theory, Photochemical Kinetics, Quantum Mechanical Calculations, Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics, Reaction Mechanisms, Advanced Instrumentation, Separations and Characterizations, Spectroscopy, etc.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    CHM 6945 Investigating Chemical Education Research in the United States


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to the field of Chemical Education Research including the types and kinds of research conducted, primary publication venues, seminal and recent research contributions.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 6946 Graduate Instruction Methods


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Special course for the training of teaching assistants.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    CHM 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    CHM 6973 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CHM 6978 Advanced Research in Chemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a required core course for all of our graduate students as a means for them to gain familiarity in the Chemistry department’s graduate program and to develop competency in presentations, writing, and instructional methods.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHM 7820 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    CHM 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

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

CIS - Computer Science and Information Systems

  
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    CIS 6082 Cloud Computing


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a hand-on class in the methods and technologies of cloud computing. Upon completion of this course students will be able to create, configure, build, deploy, and manage a variety of cloud based solutions.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6214 Privacy-Preserving and Trustworthy Cyber-Infrastructures


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will explore emerging cyber-security technologies addressing security issues of cyber-infrastructures. It will cover privacy-enhancing and trustworthy techniques for cloud computing and internet of thing systems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6218 Human Aspects of Cybersecurity


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will study the human aspects of cybersecurity and cover such topics as: identity management, social engineering, societal behaviors, privacy and security, and individual awareness and understanding of cybersecurity.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6220 Penetration Testing for IT


    Credit Hours: 3

    Penetration testing and related software tools are presented. Legalities and various cyber-attacks such as distributed denial of service, man-in-the-middle, and password attacks are covered. Methods to correct security flaws are given.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6373 Foundations of Software Security


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to research in foundations of software security. Basic static and dynamic enforcement of security policies. Roles and meanings of policies, properties, mechanisms, and enforcement. Language-based security and tools for specifying security.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6375 Information Security and Privacy in Distributed Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers topics in information security and privacy in distributed computing systems like encryption, authentication, anonymity, traceback, denial of service, forensics etc. in wired and wireless systems and networks.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6377 Information Security Architecture for IT


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course outlines a complete road map to a successful adaptation and implementation of a security program based on a code of practice for information security management.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6511 IT Risk Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    Various aspects of Risk Managements throughout the life of a project. The course will also present various quantitative/qualitative risk assessment models.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CIS 6624 Practical Cybersecurity


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers how to protect the security of real-world systems – configuring host/network security settings, penetration testing, software exploit basics, and basics on incident response and forensics.

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

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