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    Jul 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


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

 

ECH - Engineering: Chemical

  
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    ECH 5320 Chemical Process Engineering I


    Credit Hours: 4

    The course presents the principles of mass balances, classical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, energy balances, and psychrometrics. The student will learn by doing many case studies. Computer software will be used to obtain solutions to many problems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ECH 5321 Chemical Process Engineering II


    Credit Hours: 4

    Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, including viscous fluids, pipe flow with minor losses, simple fluid machinery, momentum and external flow. Steady state conductive and convective heat transfer. Not available for chemical engineering students.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ECH 5322 Chemical Process Engineering III


    Credit Hours: 4

    Basic concepts of fluid phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, separation processes, and chemical reactors. Not available for chemical engineering students.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ECH 5324 Automatic Process Control II


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course covers the root locus and frequency response methods to study stability of control loops. The techniques of ratio, cascade, feed forward, selective, override, and multi-variable control techniques are discussed in detail and shown how to utilize to design control systems, z-transforms and discrete controllers including PID, Dahlin and deadline compensation.

    Prerequisite(s): ECH 4323C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 5327 Chemical Process Control


    Credit Hours: 4

    Basic concepts of feedback control, process dynamics, process controllers (PID)including tuning, control loop stability, cascade, ratio, selective, override, feedforward, and multivariable control. Not available for chemical engineering students.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ECH 5740 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 | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 5747C Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Biotechnology


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Selected topics in engineering in biotechnology, including cell separation technology, immobilized enzymes and cells, food engineering, biohazardous waste, and bioseparations.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    ECH 5748 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.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    ECH 5785 Sustaining the Earth: An Engineering Approach


    Credit Hours: 3

    An approach of global perspective on ecological principles revealing how all the world’s life is connected and sustained within the biosphere and how engineering provides the tools to design solutions engaging materials science & environmental ethics.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 5786 Green Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    Synthesis and design of green chemical, biological and energy conversion processes and products. Environmental impact analysis; green chemistry and materials; life cycle analysis; industrial ecology; systematic methods and real-life examples.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 5930 Special Topics III


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ECH 5931 Special Topics IV


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ECH 5945 Chemical 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 | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    ECH 6105 Advanced Thermodynamics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Selected topics in classical and irreversible thermodynamics.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6107 Molecular Thermodynamics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction of thermodynamics from a molecular perspective. The focus will be on applications to chemical engineering systems and processes.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6285 Advanced Transport Phenomena


    Credit Hours: 3

    Formulation of flux equations for fluid, heat & mass transport. Development & resolution of unsteady state and multidimensional models in various co-ordinate systems. Analytical & numerical techniques to solve the resulting equations will be presented.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6412 Processes Analysis and Modeling


    Credit Hours: 3

    Computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis aimed at development and evaluation of empirical and physical models of chemical and mechanical engineering processes.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6417 Bioseparations


    Credit Hours: 3

    Design and analysis of bioseparation processes, including crystallization, membrane separations, chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction, electrophoresis, and emerging technologies. Open to non-majors with CI.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6506 Chemical Engineering Kinetics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamental aspects of chemical reactions, including collision theory, transition rate theory, unimolecular rate theory, homogeneous gas and liquid phase kinetics, heterogeneous kinetics, and mass-transfer limited kinetics.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6515 Reacting Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Economic factors in the design of chemical reactors. Simulation of complex reacting systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ECH 4415C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6536 Catalysis: Concepts and Applications


    Credit Hours: 3

    Descriptions of thermodynamic, dynamic, and structural features of surfaces, analysis of the chemical bonds at surfaces, and assessment of unique properties of surfaces and exploitation in applications including heterogeneous catalysis.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6805 Synthetic Fuel Production


    Credit Hours: 3

    Descriptions of historic developments in transportation fuel production, current oil and gas industry methods for fuel production analyses of futuristic synthetic fuel production, and assessment of proposed future fuel economies.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6840 Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    Mathematical modeling of chemical engineering systems. Numerical and analytical solution methods for algebraic equations, ordinary differential equations, coupled differential and algebraic equations and partial differential equations.

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECH 6906 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECH 6907 Independent Study - Variable Title


    Credit Hours: 1-19

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

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECH 6930 Special Problems I


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    ECH 6931 Special Problems II


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    ECH 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    ECH 7915 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECH 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19

ECO - Economics

  
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    ECO 5060 MBA Essentials: Economics


    Credit Hours: 0

    A survey course designed to familiarize students with basic economics principles and how they apply to individuals, firms, and the overall economy. This course looks at both micro and micro aspects of the economy.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 0
  
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    ECO 6005 Introduction to Economic Concepts for Managers


    Credit Hours: 3

    A graduate level introduction to the economic foundations of decision making, this course addresses the fundamental tools of micro and macroeconomic analysis and how they can be applied to firms operating in both domestic and global markets.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6115 Microeconomics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Microeconomic behavior of consumers, producers, and resource suppliers, price determination in output and factor markets, general market equilibrium.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101, ECO 4401
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6120 Economic Policy Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    Conditions for efficient resource allocation in a market economy; how inefficiency arises in markets and government; ways to reestablish efficiency; social welfare and equity. Introduction to benefit-cost analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6205 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Determination of income, employment, wages, prices, and interest rates, contemporary policy issues, long-run economic growth.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6206 Macroeconomics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced macroeconomic analysis of income, employment, prices, interest rates and economic growth rates.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6405 
    Corequisite(s): ECO 6115 
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6305 History of Economic Thought


    Credit Hours: 3

    Currents of modern economic thought in the last hundred years.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6405 Mathematical Economics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides the basic mathematical background necessary to undertake graduate-level work in economics. Several topics from calculus and linear algebra are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101, ECO 3203, ECP 6702 , ECO 6708 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6419 Managerial Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    A combination of statistical methods and micro-economic analysis and their application for managers of organizations. The course uses statistics and economic reasoning to help managers better understand consumer behavior and cost measures for the firm.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6424 Econometrics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Theory and use of multiple regression to estimate relations in causal models, use of standard software packages.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3203 with a minimum grade of C or ECO 6708  with a minimum grade of C, QMB 3200 with a minimum grade of C, QMB 6305  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6425 Econometrics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced econometric techniques; model building, estimation and forecasting; design and execution of research projects.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6424 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6505 Public Finance


    Credit Hours: 3

    Effects of tax and expenditure policies on resource allocation and income distribution.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6525 Public Sector Economics


    Credit Hours: 3

    The economic role of government in the allocation of resources in the presence of market failure.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6705 International Economic Issues


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis of international economic relations and institutions. Analysis of the effects of changing economic conditions and policy on the climate for international business and investment.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6708  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6706 International Trade: Theory and Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Causes of international trade, international trade policy, economic integration, trade problems of developing countries, role of multinational corporations in world trade.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6708 Global Economic Environment of Business


    Credit Hours: 2

    Determination of prices, employment, and output in domestic and international settings.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    ECO 6716 International Monetary Economics


    Credit Hours: 3

    International macroeconomic relationships, foreign exchange market, the international monetary system, balance of payments adjustments, macroeconomic policy in the open economy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3203 with a minimum grade of C or ECO 6708  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 6906 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study. Student must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECO 6917 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECO 6936 Selected Topics in Economics


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    The course content will depend on student demand and instructor’s interest.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ECO 7116 Microeconomics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Topics in advanced microeconomic theory, including general equilibrium, welfare economics, intertemporal choice, uncertainty, information, and game theory.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6115
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 7207 Macroeconomics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Empirical study of economic growth, business cycles, and the other macroeconomic phenomena.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6206  with a minimum grade of C, ECO 6425  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 7406 Mathematical Economics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a continuation of ECO 6405 , Mathematical Economics I. Students will become familiar with certain additional mathematical tools needed to pursue a graduate degree in economics.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6115 , ECO 6405 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 7426 Econometrics III


    Credit Hours: 3

    The aim of this course is to provide students several important advanced econometrics techniques and how they can be used in empirical research and practical applications. Emphasis will be on cross-sectional and panel data models.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6425 , ECO 6405 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 7427 Econometrics IV


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced econometric techniques with emphasis on applying the proper method to actual data and to situations where various techniques are appropriate.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 7426 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECO 7980 Dissertation


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Dissertation Research

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

ECP - Economic Problems & Policy

  
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    ECP 6205 Labor Economics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Labor demand and supply, unemployment, discrimination in labor markets, labor force statistics.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101, ECO 6114, or ECO 6115 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6305 Environmental Economics and Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    An economic analysis of business’s and the government’s approach to managing environmental issues. The focus of the course is on the analysis of case studies of specific environmental issues using fundamental efficiency analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 2023
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6405 Industrial Organization I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Structure of industry and its effect on economic efficiency.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6115 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6408 Economics of Organization


    Credit Hours: 3

    Theory of the evolution of firms and other hierarchies as alternatives to markets. Topics include the market mechanism as a coordinating system, agency theory, risk-sharing and incentive mechanisms, ownership versus control of organizations, and organizational forms. Intended for PhD and MA in Economics students.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6415 Issues in Regulation and Antitrust


    Credit Hours: 3

    Issues concerning rationale, structure and performance of government regulation and antitrust policy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C or ECP 3703 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6456 Law and Economics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Impact of Tort, Criminal, Property, and Contract Law on the allocation of resources.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6535 Analysis of Health Care Issues


    Credit Hours: 3

    Evolution of medical care industries and government healthcare policies. International comparisons. Measures of cost benefit and of cost-effectiveness.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6536 Economics of Health Care I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis of the supply and demand for health care, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6614 Urban Economics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Economics of growth and development of urban areas, interurban location patterns.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6624 Regional Economics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Geographical allocation of resources within and among regions, location of households and firms, inter-regional migration of labor and capital, regional growth and development, regional policy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 6702 Managerial Economics


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course presents the microeconomic theory of price determination in an exchange economy with special emphasis on the behavior of firms in various market structures.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    ECP 7207 Labor Economics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced study of labor economics including analysis of the wage structure, labor unions, labor mobility, and unemployment.

    Prerequisite(s): ECP 6205 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 7406 Industrial Organization II


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will introduce students to advanced topics in empirical industrial organization. Particular emphasis will be placed on techniques to estimate the behavior of firms, market equilibrium, and the impact of economic policy on markets.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 6115 , ECO 6424 , ECO 6405 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECP 7537 Economics of Health Care II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced analysis of health economics with emphasis on recent empirical studies of health care.

    Prerequisite(s): ECP 6536  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3

ECS - Economic Systems & Development

  
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    ECS 6015 Economic Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course studies human economic development focusing on explaining cross-country and intertemporal differences in living standards in the world. The course focuses on the microeconomic aspect of economic development.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 3101, ECP 6702 
    Corequisite(s): ECO 6115 
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Economics
Credit Hours: 3

ECT - Education: Career/Technical

  
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    ECT 5386 Preparation and Development for Teaching


    Credit Hours: 3

    The development of selected instructional materials, use of new educational media, performance evaluation instruments, and counseling techniques.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6197 Enhancing Career and Technical Education Curriculum


    Credit Hours: 3

    Enhancing career & technical education curriculum including broadening mission, goals & outcomes, integration with academics, work-based learning, contextual learning, appropriate technology & certifying student mastery. Open to majors & non-majors.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6661 Trends and Issues in Career and Technical Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Historical influences and current trends and issues in career and technical education. Emphasis on forces significantly shaping the course of CTE and its relationship with workforce development and academic education. Open to majors and non-majors.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6766 Emerging Workplace Competencies


    Credit Hours: 3

    An interactive exploration of emerging workplace competencies through research, analysis, and work-based experiences for the purpose of professional development and program improvement.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6767 Improving Career and Technical Education Programs


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of the course is to facilitate the development of essential understandings on the nature and use of action research strategies as a means to support improvement strategies involving data collection and analysis, and reporting skills.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6926 Staff Development


    Credit Hours: 1-5

    Implementation of new procedures addressed to discrete developmental needs of the staff as identified by an educational agency.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-5
  
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    ECT 6930 Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on special topics, interaction with visiting scholars, recent research and major initiatives within the profession.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 6948 Practicum: Industrial-Technical Education


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    A problem-centered field study in the local community, school, government, office, social agency, business, or industry.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3-6
  
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    ECT 7768 Information Research Strategies


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides an introduction to information research strategies involving planning, locating, accessing, evaluating, organizing, and managing information as a means to support and document a research proposal or dissertation chapters.

    Prerequisite(s): ECT 7791 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    ECT 7791 Research Seminar in Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination and critical evaluation of research in a particular specialization area of Vocational, Technical, or Adult Education. Preparation of an individual research prospectus.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECT 7910 Directed Research in Vocational Education


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    This course permits a doctoral student to conduct advanced research and to pursue specific areas of interest with a faculty member as supervisor. A contract is required with the faculty member.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ECT 7980 Dissertation


    Credit Hours: 2-30

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 2-30
  
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    ECT 7981 Scholarly Writing for Doctoral Students


    Credit Hours: 1

    The purpose of this course is to facilitate the development of scholarly writing skills required for the synthesis and reporting of research literature resulting in research proposals or manuscripts in career in workforce education.

    Prerequisite(s): ECT 7791 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1

ECW - Education: Career/Workforce

  
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    ECW 5315 Program Management: Diversified Cooperative Training


    Credit Hours: 3

    Organization, coordination, and budgeting of adult, cooperative, and special programs.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 6205 Administration of Local Programs: Vocational


    Credit Hours: 3

    Organization, personnel selection and assignment, and establishment of policies and procedures for local vocational programs within federal, state and local requirements.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 6206 Supervision of Local Programs: Vocational Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the factors involved in the supervision of instruction including plans for teacher education, improvement of instruction, coordination of activities, and personnel relations.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 6695 School Community Relations


    Credit Hours: 3

    Maintaining positive relations between career and technical education programs and stakeholders, enhancing CTE image, interacting positively with customers, positive relations with businesses and marketing the program. Open to majors and non-majors.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 6696 Equity and Access in the New Economy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examine workplace/workforce education regarding equity and access issues of gender, race, class and age through reflective practice, research, dialogue, field experience, product development with implications for education, training, personal and systems change.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 7066 Foundations and Philosophy of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Historical development and contemporary philosophies, cultural bases and practices of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 7105 Vocational and Adult Education Program Planning and Implementation


    Credit Hours: 3

    Knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the initial determination, planning, organization, and implementation of new or expanded adult, vocational and technical education institutions or programs.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 7167 Career Development in Career and Workforce Education Change


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of major theories of career development, examines related research in career and workforce education context, and addresses the implications for integration in the curriculum and service supports in different settings.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 7168 Instructional Development for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    The systematic approach to vocational, technical, and adult education curriculum improvement and instructional development. Students will apply an instructional systems approach to the development of practical solutions to critical teaching and learning problems.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECW 7195 Comparative Study of Career Workforce Education Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    This online course provides an overview of global perspectives and models for career and workforce education with an emphasis on comparative analyses of national, state, and international systems.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3

EDA - Educational Administration

  
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    EDA 6061 Principles of Educational Administration


    Credit Hours: 3

    Educational administration as a profession. Consideration of organization, control, and support of the educational system.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDA 6106 Administrative Analysis and Change


    Credit Hours: 3

    Change and change strategies in formal and informal organizations are foci. Students will develop change strategies and will apply them to selected situations.

    Prerequisite(s): EDA 6061 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDA 6192 Educational Leadership


    Credit Hours: 3

    Administration course that addresses change, influences, and planning systems. Also examines personnel functions for administrators.

    Prerequisite(s): EDA 6061 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDA 6194 Educational Leadership II: Building Capacity


    Credit Hours: 3

    Three major themes to improve schools within a clear/compelling moral purpose: 1) communities of differences; 2) teacher development through professional community building; and 3) learners and learning through capacity building at the school level.

    Prerequisite(s): EDA 6192 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDA 6195 Policy Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    Contemporary research on diffusion of innovations, political power in policy decision making. Role of establishing educational policies.

    Prerequisite(s): EDA 6061 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDA 6213 Culturally Relevant Leadership


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course prepares culturally responsive leaders to attend to diverse needs of all students. It is organized with the understanding that school leaders are moral stewards and public intellectuals who reflect notions of instructional accountability.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
 

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