Jul 01, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BSC - Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 4851 - Biology of Film


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to be a synthetic capstone experience in biology where students are asked to perform open-ended critical evaluations of cinematic representations of biological phenomena.

    Course Attribute(s): CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  with a minimum grade of C-, BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing

  
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    BSC 4866 - Restoration Ecology


    Credit(s): 3
    A lecture/discussion- based course that explores the application of ecological principles to rebuilding of ecosystems; examples from Florida are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C-, PCB 3043  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    BSC 4905 - Independent Study


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Specialized independent study determined by the student’s needs and interests. The written contract required by the Department of Biology specifies the regulations governing independent study.

    Restriction(s):
    • S/U Grade System

    Other Information: May be taken by majors for free elective credit.
  
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    BSC 4910 - Undergraduate Research


    Credit(s): 1-4
    S/U only. Junior standing and 3.0 GPA required. Individual investigation with faculty supervision. Written contract by Department is necessary prior to registration.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2210  and MAC 1105  or higher MAC course o r STA 2023 
    CoPrerequisite(s): PCB 3023  or PCB 3043  or PCB 3063  or PCB 3712  and CHM 2211 .

  
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    BSC 4932 - Honors Seminar IV


    Credit(s): 1
    The course serves as a formal introduction to the presentation of scientific research. It is taken in the semester prior to completion of a student’s own research project and the writing of the Biology Honors Thesis.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2934  and BSC 4910  or MCB 4910;
    CoPrerequisite(s): CHM 2211 .

  
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    BSC 4933 - Selected Topics in Biology


    Credit(s): 1-4
    The course content will depend on student demand and instructor’s interest.

  
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    BSC 4935 - Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology


    Credit(s): 1
    This seminar course provides opportunity for students to attend and critique departmental seminars and to read, interpret, and critique research papers from the primary literature. These will be done orally and in written assignments.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3023 , PCB 3063 , MCB 3410 
  
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    BSC 4937 - Seminar in Marine Biology


    Credit(s): 2
    Course focuses on developing the student’s understanding of contemporary research in the field of Marine. Background information presented and assigned reading will vary according to instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 3312C and CHM 2210  and MAC 1105  or higher-level MAC course or STA 2023 .
    CoPrerequisite(s): PCB 3023  or PCB 3043  or PCB 3063  or PCB 3712  and CHM 2211 .

  
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    BSC 4938 - Biology Capstone


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is intended to provide advanced undergraduates with a “capstone” experience in biology and provides the opportunity to synthesize and apply learning from other courses as they explore a specific topic, which will vary.

    Course Attribute(s): SMCC - Communication & Critical Thinking Pillar, 6ACM - State Communication Requirement

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    BSC 4940 - Biology Internship


    Credit(s): 3
    A course to oversee and guide students internship experience. Internship will be coordinated with a mentor external to the course. Students will use an online platform to discuss internship experiences and progress and present results.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010  with a minimum grade of C- or BSC 2011  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    BSC 4970 - Biology Honors Thesis


    Credit(s): 1-3
    A thesis based on independent research carried out by the student.

    Prerequisite(s): BSC 2934  and either BSC 4931 or BSC 4932 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only
    • S/U Grade System

    Other Information: Biology Department Honors students
  
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    BSC 5425 - Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology


    Credit(s): 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. For majors/nonmajors.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3023 , PCB 3063 , either PCB 3023L  or PCB 3063L 
  
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    BSC 5931 - Selected Topics in Biology


    Credit(s): 1-4

BUL - Business Law

  
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    BUL 2590 - Constitutional Law and Free Enterprise


    Credit(s): 3
    This course explores the fundamentals of US constitutional structure and doctrine and its impact on economic and business issues. The course also explores historical events and how changing public policy affects the evolution of constitutional doctrine.

    Other Information: Course restricted to sophomore level and above.
  
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    BUL 3320 - Law And Business I


    Credit(s): 3
    This course covers the nature of legal and societal institutions and environments, the major aspects of public, private, commercial and business related law including diversity, discrimination law and global dispute resolution.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, TGED - Human & Cultural Diversity (also requires two Global Citizens Project learning outcomes), GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

  
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    BUL 3321 - Law And Business II


    Credit(s): 3
    Legal problems in marketing of goods, nature of property, sales of personal property, securing of credit granted, nature and use of negotiable instruments.

    Prerequisite(s): BUL 3320 .
  
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    BUL 4930 - Business Law: Selected Topics


    Credit(s): 3
    The course content will capture an important current is this legal issue and depend on student demand and available instructor expertise/interest.

    Other Information: Course restricted to sophomore level and above.
  
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    BUL 4945 - Anatomy of a Deal


    Credit(s): 3
    This course takes a practical approach to teaching students about business combinations, particularly merger and acquisition transactions (public or private), from inception through post-closing management and exit strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): BUL 3320 , with a minimum grade of C or better.
  
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    BUL 5332 - Law and the Accountant


    Credit(s): 3
    A comprehensive study of commercial law as it affects the practice of accounting.

    Prerequisite(s): BUL 3320 
  
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    BUL 5842 - Risk Management and Legal Compliance


    Credit(s): 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.


CAP - Computer Applications

  
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    CAP 4034 - Computer Animation Fundamentals


    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course to computer animation. Topics include storyboarding, camera control, hierarchical character modeling, inverse kinematics, keyframing, motion capture, dynamic simulation, and facial animation.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 3331 
    CoPrerequisite(s): COP 4530 

  
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    CAP 4063 - Web Application Design


    Credit(s): 3
    Analysis, design, and development of software that operates on web servers and web browsers, supporting multiple concurrent users.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530 .
  
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    CAP 4103 - Mobile Biometrics


    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include foundations of biometric systems, mobile biometric modalities and features, and adversary attacks.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 3331  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4111 - Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to computer graphics techniques, computer vision techniques, and hardware designs that make augmented and virtual reality systems immersive.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4136 - Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will introduce students to the technical definition of malware, to the various malware analysis techniques (including reverse engineering of malware), and how to mitigate a malware attack.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 3515  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    CAP 4401 - Image Processing Fundamentals


    Credit(s): 3
    Practical introduction to a range of fundamental image processing algorithms. Extensive programming, with emphasis on image analysis and transformation techniques. Image transformation and manipulation.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530 .
  
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    CAP 4410 - Computer Vision


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to topics such as image formation, segmentation, feature extraction, matching, shape recovery, texture analysis, object recognition, and dynamic scene analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530 .
  
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    CAP 4621 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence covers basic concepts, tools, and techniques used to produce artificial intelligence. Basic machine learning concepts. Use of different software tools for searching, reasoning and learning.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    CAP 4628 - Affective Computing


    Credit(s): 3
    The study of systems that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affect. Topics may include physiology of emotion, lie detection, wearable devices, music, gaming, and ethical concerns associated with affective computing.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    CAP 4637 - Automated Reasoning and Theorem Proving


    Credit(s): 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.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4641 - Natural Language Processing


    Credit(s): 3
    The concepts and principles of computer processing of natural language, including linguistic phenomena, formal methods, and applications.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4662 - Introduction to Robotics


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to the fundamentals of robotics. Students will learn the fundamentals of robotics including kinematics, inverse kinematics, Jacobian, velocity, configuration space, motion planning, and path planning algorithms.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530 , EGN 4450 
  
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    CAP 4744 - Interactive Data Visualization


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces the techniques used for developing effective visual analysis tools. The course covers principles from perception and design, and the algorithms used in visualizing a broad range of data types.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4773 - Social Media Mining


    Credit(s): 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.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530  with a minimum grade of C-, CDA 3201  with a minimum grade of C-
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CAP 4790 - Data and Security Analytics


    Credit(s): 3
    The course provides a detailed understanding of Data as a valuable asset of the organization and the need to secure it. Data also requires analytics to provide insights into trends and context of technical, economic, and social and environments.

  
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    CAP 4800 - Systems Simulation


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to discrete-event simulation for performance modeling of computer systems. Topics include performance metrics, random number generation, workload generation, queueing theory, simulation languages, model design, and output analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 3331 
    CoPrerequisite(s): COP 4530 

  
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    CAP 5400 - Digital Image Processing


    Credit(s): 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 .
  
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    CAP 5625 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


    Credit(s): 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 .
  
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    CAP 5627 - Affective Computing


    Credit(s): 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.

  
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    CAP 5771 - Data Mining


    Credit(s): 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.

CBH - Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior

  
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    CBH 4004 - Comparative Psychology


    Credit(s): 3
    The study of the evolution of behavior, similarities, and differences in capacities for environmental adjustment and for behavioral organization among important types of living beings.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 3213  with a grade of C or better

CCE - Civil Construction Engineering

  
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    CCE 4031 - Construction Management


    Credit(s): 3
    Fundaments 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.
  
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    CCE 5035 - Construction Management & Planning


    Credit(s): 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.

CCJ - Criminology and Criminal Justice

  
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    CCJ 3014 - Crime and Justice in America


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a non-technical survey of the nature of crime in the United States and the ways in which our society seeks to deal with juvenile and adult offenders and victims of crime.

    Course Attribute(s): CASB - Social & Behavioral Sciences

  
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    CCJ 3024 - Survey of the Criminal Justice System


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to the structure and operation of law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, and corrections. Also includes brief coverage of major reported crimes.

  
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    CCJ 3058 - Professionalism in Criminology and Criminal Justice


    Credit(s): 3
    This course explores the essential characteristics of a criminal justice professional and makes use of reflection and self-awareness to demonstrate the importance of communication, critical thinking, conflict management skills.

    Course Attribute(s): CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024  with a minimum grade of C-, CCJ 3117  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only
    • Junior Standing
    • Senior Standing

  
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    CCJ 3117 - Theories of Criminal Behavior


    Credit(s): 3
    Provides a basic understanding of the complex factors related to crime, with concentration on principal theoretical approaches to the explanation of crime.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 3336 - Prisoner Reentry and Recidivism: When Inmates Come Home


    Credit(s): 3
    Students will study prisoner reentry and recidivism in the U.S. by working with local organizations to understand the challenges facing ex-inmates and assist those attempting to combat these challenges and ease an ex-inmate’s reintegration into society.

    Course Attribute(s): SMCD - Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar

  
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    CCJ 3621 - Patterns of Criminal Behavior


    Credit(s): 3
    Reviews the nature and extent of the crime problem. The course will concentrate on major patterns of offender behavior including crimes against the person, property crimes, violent crimes, economic/white collar offense, syndicated (organized) crimes, consensual crimes, female crime, political crime, and will examine criminal career data.

    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 3644 - White Collar Crime


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to introduce you to the topic of white-collar crime, including crime that is committed in or by corporate and other types of organizational entities.

  
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    CCJ 3666 - Victimology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course examines the field of Victimology. It covers the victim’s role in the criminal justice process, patterns and theories of victimology, victim-offender relationships and victims’ rights.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 
  
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    CCJ 3701 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice I


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduces the student to some of the fundamentals of knowledge-generating processes in criminal justice.

    Prerequisite(s): a grade of C or better (a grade of C- is not acceptable) in CCJ 3117 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 3718 - Applied Statistics in Crime


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed as a beginning undergraduate level statistics course for criminology majors. In addition to learning how and when to apply appropriate statistical tests, students will learn a number of basic statistical concepts. Majors Only.

  
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    CCJ 4072 - Introduction to Crime Mapping with ArcGIS


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to cover the basic concepts and applications of mapping with ArcGIS to explore or explain crime or crime-related issues or outcomes.

  
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    CCJ 4224 - Miscarriages of Justice


    Credit(s): 3
    To provide a critical examination of the current functioning of the American criminal justice system and to discuss how procedures used by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and corrections agents potentially produce miscarriages of justice.

  
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    CCJ 4361 - Death Penalty


    Credit(s): 3
    The primary purpose of this class is to provide a critical examination of capital punishment in the United States. It will also delve into the key dimensions of the death penalty debate and justifications for the death penalty and arguments for abolition.

  
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    CCJ 4450 - Criminal Justice Administration


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of both the practical and theoretical aspects of the administration of criminal justice agencies. The major focus will be on law enforcement and correctional agencies.

    Prerequisite(s): CJE 4114  or CJT 4100
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4487 - Ethics and the Criminal Justice System


    Credit(s): 3
    Ethics applied to issues in policing, courts, and investigations.

  
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    CCJ 4604 - Abnormal Behavior and Criminality


    Credit(s): 3
    A systematic introduction to the relationship between mental illness and criminality, with focus on psychiatric labeling of deviant behavior and its implications for the handling of the criminal offender.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3117 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4613 - Forensic Psychology


    Credit(s): 3
    An upper-level course designed to provide students with an overview of the interdisciplinary field of psychology and law. The course explores how the disciplines of psychology and law can benefit from an exchange of ideas, and thus improve both fields.

  
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    CCJ 4651 - Drugs and Crime


    Credit(s): 3
    An in-depth examination of the relationship between mind-altering substances (both legal and illegal) and crime in our society. Topics include the legalization debate, organized crime drug cartels, and the relationship between legality and dangerousness.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEI - Information and Data Literacy

  
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    CCJ 4662 - Race and Crime


    Credit(s): 3
    The course focuses on race (racial bias, racial inferiority, cultural norms and adaptations) and social class (structural deficiencies, economic deprivation, economic exploitation, social capital) as they relate to one another, crime and life in general.

  
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    CCJ 4670 - Women and Crime


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the roles of women in society and how those roles affect the treatment of women in the criminal justice system as victims, offenders, and employees.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    CCJ 4681 - Domestic Violence


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to examine the criminal justice systems response to domestic violence by focusing on the interactions between battered persons and the individual components of the criminal justice system.

  
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    CCJ 4690 - Sex Offenders


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to cultivate a psychological, criminological, and legal understanding of sex crimes and sex offenders. This course will provide an overview of current theoretical and clinical issues related to sexual offenders and sexual offenses.

  
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    CCJ 4700 - Statistical Research Methods in Criminal Justice II


    Credit(s): 3
    Beginning with the scientific method, the tools commonly used to analyze criminal justice data will be emphasized. Recommended for students who intend to continue their education beyond the B.A. Required of students attending the MA program in CCJ at USF.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024  or CCJ 3117 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4794 - Environmental Criminology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to explore issues related to the crime hot spots and the relationship between crime hot spots and environmental factors.

  
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    CCJ 4900 - Directed Readings


    Credit(s): 1-3
    (a) Students wishing to enroll must make arrangements with a faculty member during the semester prior to actually taking the course.(b) A minimum of four 4 CCJ courses must have been completed satisfactorily prior to enrollment.(c) First consideration will be given to Criminology majors.(d) Individual faculty members may add additional requirements at their discretion. No more than six hours of CCJ 4900 , CCJ 4910  or any combination of the two will be accepted toward the minimum number of hours required for the major. This course is specifically designed to enable advanced students the opportunity to do in-depth independent work in the area of criminal justice. Each student will be under the close supervision of a faculty member of the program.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 , CCJ 3117 , CCJ 3621 
    Restriction(s):
    • S/U Grade System
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4910 - Directed Research


    Credit(s): 1-3
    (a) Students wishing to enroll must make arrangements with a faculty member during the semester prior to actually taking the course.(b) A minimum of four 4 CCJ courses must have been completed satisfactorily prior to enrollment.(c) First consideration will be given to Criminology majors.(d) Individual faculty members may add additional requirements at their discretion. No more than six hours of CCJ 4900 , CCJ 4910  or any combination of the two will be accepted toward the minimum number of hours required for the major. This course is designed to provide students with a research experience in which they will work closely with faculty on the development and implementation of research projects in the area of criminal justice.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 , CCJ 3117 , CCJ 3621 
    Restriction(s):
    • S/U Grade System
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4930 - Critical Issues in Policing


    Credit(s): 3
    Focuses on some of the most critical issues in law enforcement today including: understanding and controlling police use of deadly force; police deviance; police prejudice and discrimination; violence-prone police officers; substance abuse by police officers; and administrative review of alleged police brutality.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024  or CJE 4114 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4933 - Selected Topics in Criminology


    Credit(s): 3
    Lecture course. Topic varies and is designed to address a wide variety of issues in criminology and criminal justice. Open to non-majors with CI.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 , CCJ 3117 , CCJ 3621 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4934 - Seminar in Criminology


    Credit(s): 3
    These variable topic seminars are used for the in-depth study and discussion of the relationships among culture, gender, ethics, age, society, and criminal behavior. Such examinations may include the options the criminal justice does (or does not) have to deal with these interactions, and the ethics and efficacy of the system’s response. Open to non-majors with CI.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience, EMWP - Major Works and Major Issues

    Prerequisite(s): a grade of C or better (a grade of C- is not acceptable) in CCJ 3701 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing

  
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    CCJ 4939 - Senior Capstone Seminar


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the American criminal justice system and crime theories, and show competency in research methods, critical thinking, and scholarly writing.

    Course Attribute(s): SMCC - Communication & Critical Thinking Pillar, 6ACM - State Communication Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 , CCJ 3117 , CCJ 3701 .
  
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    CCJ 4940 - Internship for Criminal Justice Majors


    Credit(s): 3
    The internship will consist of placement with one or more of the agencies comprising the criminal justice system. This course will enable the students to gain meaningful field experience related to their future careers. The three-hour block of credit will require a minimum of ten hours of work per week during a fall or spring term, fifteen hours per week in summer, within the host agencies in addition to any written work or reading assignments. See requirements for the B.A. degree in Criminology for the number of hours required.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 3024 , CCJ 3117 , CCJ 3621 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • S/U Grade System

    Other Information: No more than 9 hours of CCJ 4940 will be accepted toward the elective hours required for the major.
  
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    CCJ 4970 - Honors Thesis


    Credit(s): 3
    The student, under the direction of a faculty member, will formalize, conduct, analyze, and report in writing a research project in the Department of Criminology. The course is not repeatable. Majors only.

    Prerequisite(s): CCJ 4934  (honors section), CCJ 4910 

CDA - Computer Design/Engineering

  
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    CDA 3101 - Computer Organization for Information Technology


    Credit(s): 3
    Elements of a computer are discussed in terms of the physical and conceptual design of memory, processors, busses, and I/O. Applications to IT are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): CGS 3303 
  
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    CDA 3103 - Computer Organization


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to computer hardware, logic elements and Boolean algebra, computer arithmetic, the central processing unit, assembly language programming, input/output, and memory.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2510  and PHY 2049 
    Restriction(s):
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    CDA 3201 - Computer Logic and Design


    Credit(s): 3
    CSE and EE majors. Others by special permission. Advanced coverage of Boolean Algebra, introduction to minimization of combinational logic circuits, analysis and synthesis of sequential circuits, testing of logic circuits and programmable logic devices.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3103  (grade of B or better) and COP 3514  (grade of B or better)
    Corequisite(s): CDA 3201L 
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    CDA 3201L - Computer Logic and Design Lab


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory component of the Computer Logic and Design class.

    Corequisite(s): CDA 3201 
  
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    CDA 4203 - Computer System Design


    Credit(s): 3
    Design Methods, Top-Down design, Building Blocks, Instruction and addressing models, minicomputer design, interfacing.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 , CDA 3201L .
  
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    CDA 4203L - Computer System Design Lab


    Credit(s): 1
    This lab introduces the student to the concept of system design. Several projects are given including building timing circuits, memory-based and communication circuits, and microcomputer-based designs.

    Corequisite(s): CDA 4203 .
  
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    CDA 4205 - Computer Architecture


    Credit(s): 3
    Principles of the design of computer systems, processors, memories, and switches. Consideration of the register transfer representation of a computer, ALU’s and their implementation, control units, memory and I/O, and the hardware support of operation systems.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 , CDA 3201L .
  
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    CDA 4205L - Computer Architecture Lab


    Credit(s): 1
    Laboratory component of the Computer Architecture class.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201  with a minimum grade of C-
    Corequisite(s): CDA 4205  
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CDA 4213 - CMOS-VLSI Design


    Credit(s): 3
    Covers analysis and design of CMOS processing technology, CMOS logic and circuit design, layout timing and delay, and power and thermal issues. CMOS transistor theory. VLSI system design, case studies and rapid prototype chip design.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 , CDA 3201L .
  
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    CDA 4213L - CMOS-VLSI Design Lab


    Credit(s): 1
    Scalable CMOS layout design, circuit extraction, transistor-level and lay-out level simulation, SPICE parameters/modeling, transistor sizing, standard and macro-cell based layout, static/dynamic CMOS, combinational/sequential block layout, memory I/O design.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 , CDA 3201L 
    Corequisite(s): CDA 4213 .
  
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    CDA 4253 - Field Programmable Gate Array System Design and Analysis


    Credit(s): 3
    Covers analysis and design of digital systems using VHDL simulation. Provides experience with field programmable logic gates and gate arrays. Introduces the requirements for field programmable systems; testing of circuitry, and analysis of system design.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 , CDA 3201L .
  
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    CDA 4321 - Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems


    Credit(s): 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.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201  with a minimum grade of C-
  
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    CDA 4322 - Principles of Secure Hardware Design


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces the fundamentals of hardware security for integrated circuits, intellectual property, and reconfigurable devices, including hardware security primitives, Trojans, physical and side-channel attacks, and emerging countermeasures.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201  with a minimum grade of C, CDA 3201L  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    CDA 4621 - Control of Mobile Robots


    Credit(s): 3
    Mobile Robotic Control Systems design and implementation. Includes microcontroller, sensor, and actuator control processes for localization and navigation. Team project development of software interface for robot control.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 3201 .
  
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    CDA 4622 - Introduction to Mobile Robotics for Information Technology


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to mobile robot systems covering aspects that include robot architectures, sensors, actuators, control and behavior. Students will learn and experience mobile robot systems using either Physical Robots or Simulated Robots.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2512 
  
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    CDA 4623 - Advanced Mobile Robotics for Information Technology


    Credit(s): 3
    The course gives an overview of advanced mobile robotic systems covering aspects that include path planning and collision avoidance. Additional themes may vary such as collaboration and competition in multiple Physical or Simulated robots.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 4622 
  
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    CDA 5416 - Computer System Verification


    Credit(s): 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 .

CEG - Civil Geotechnical Engineering

  
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    CEG 4011 - Geotechnical Engineering I


    Credit(s): 3
    Fundamental and experimental concepts in soil mechanics with emphasis on soil properties, soil moisture, soil structure, and shearing strength.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3353 , EGN 3331 .
  
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    CEG 4011L - Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory


    Credit(s): 1
    Demonstrates and experiments verifying theoretical bases of Geotechnical Engineering.

    CoPrerequisite(s): CEG 4011  with a minimum grade of C-

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    CEG 4012 - Geotechnical Engineering II


    Credit(s): 3
    Design of retaining walls, earth slopes, foundations to control settlement, soil stabilization and foundations subjected to dynamic loads. Computer applications to soil mechanics will be covered.

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011 .
  
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    CEG 4850 - Capstone Geotechnical/Transportation Design


    Credit(s): 3
    A capstone geotechnical/transportation design experience for seniors in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Design of embankment and pavement bases. Comprehensive surface streets, open highway intersection and site design, plan preparation.

    Course Attribute(s): CPST - Capstone Learning Experience, CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): CEG 4011 , TTE 4004 . CR: CEG 4012 , CGN 4851 , TTE 4005 
  
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    CEG 5115 - Foundation Engineering


    Credit(s): 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 
  
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    CEG 5205 - Laboratory Testing for Geotechnical Engineers


    Credit(s): 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 

CEN - Computer Software Engineering

  
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    CEN 3040 - Integrated Development Environments (Eclipse)


    Credit(s): 3
    This course focuses on the use of the Eclipse IDE for developing Java applications. Students will also learn how to take advantage of the plug-in architecture of Eclipse.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2250 .
  
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    CEN 3722 - Human Computer Interfaces for Information Technology


    Credit(s): 3
    The basics of HCI in terms of psychology, computers, and their integration into design and practice are discussed. A life-cycle development framework is presented where user needs, functionality, interaction, and usability are taken into account.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 3515 
 

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