Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    DENT 2250 - Professional Ethics

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Professional Ethics is designed to provide dental hygiene students with a foundation in the professional standards governing the dental hygiene profession and the development of ethical decision-making skills, in the context of diversity and respect for others. Throughout the course the student will be guided to explore issues of diversity, prejudices, and their responsibility to provide culturally sensitive care.
  
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    DENT 2800 - Individual Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online

    Special project in a student’s area of interest.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated twice for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
  
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    DENT 2830 - Directed Readings, Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online

    Limited to dental hygiene majors.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: A maximum of nine hours may be accumulated with this course.
  
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    DENT 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated 5 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    DENT 3130 - Independent Study

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online

    Independent project in an area of interest; second year dental hygiene students only. Project approval by dental hygiene faculty.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: A maximum of nine hours may be accumulated with this course.
  
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    DENT 3301 INT - Community Dental Health Service Learning Lab

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course leads the student through on-campus and off-campus field projects with selected community agencies.
  
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    DENT 3305 - Pain Control

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    The study of local anesthesia with regard to pharmacology, administration techniques, methods of pain and apprehension control and nitrous oxide sedation. Includes laboratory experiences in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
    Pre-requisite(s): DENT 2235 .
  
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    DENT 3336 INT - Clinical Dental Hygiene III

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Clinical application of DENT 3337 . This course must accompany DENT 3337 .
    Three four hour clinics each week.
    Pre-requisite(s): DENT 2206  and DENT 2216 .
  
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    DENT 3337 - Dental Hygiene III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DENT 2207 , DENT 2217 . Emphasis on advanced instrumentation in the care of patients with periodontal disease. Must accompany DENT 3336 .
    Pre-requisite(s): DENT 2207  and DENT 2217 .
  
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    DENT 3346 INT - Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Clinical lab which must accompany DENT 3347 .
    Twelve hours of clinic each week.
    Pre-requisite(s): DENT 2206 , DENT 2216 , DENT 3336 .
  
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    DENT 3347 - Dental Hygiene IV

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DENT 2207 , DENT 2217 , DENT 3337 . Emphasis on expanded client care services and with client populations with special treatment needs. Must accompany DENT 3346 .
    Pre-requisite(s): DENT 2207 , DENT 2217 , DENT 3337 .
  
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    DENT 4010 - Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course provides an interdisciplinary experience with the team concept as a priority. The students learn the role of the health care team members, each with their different skills and objectives. The course teaches students to practice an interdisciplinary approach as they research, interact and learn in the interdisciplinary environment of a health care setting.
    Cross-listed with HTHS 4010  and NRSG 4010 .
  
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    DENT 4405 INT - Dental Hygiene Clinical Teaching Practice

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Supervised teaching in the Weber State Dental Hygiene program as an assistant to the supervising faculty.
    Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the faculty member and acceptance into the BS/DH major program.
  
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    DENT 4410 - Dental Hygiene Needs of the Geriatric Client

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    An overview of dental health needs of elderly clients.
    Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor and acceptance into the BS/DH major program.
  
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    DENT 4530 INT - Principles and Application of Evidence - based Dental Hygiene Practice

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Emphasis is on the critical appraisal of scientific literature, the development of clinical problem statements and hypotheses and the formulation of a research proposal. Ethical issues inherent in the research process and the identification of appropriate hypothesis testing procedures will also be discussed.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into the BS/DH program and completion of WSU Quantitative Literacy requirement.
  
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    DENT 4780 - Baccalaureate Thesis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course is designed to give dental hygiene students an opportunity to complete a thesis project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the BS/DH major.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into the BS/DH program, completion of the WSU Quantitative Literacy requirement.
  
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    DENT 4800 - Individual Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Special project in a student’s area of interest.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  
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    DENT 4810 - Summer Elective Clinic

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Summer intensive clinical course which allows the student to set personal achievement goals for clinical techniques and assists them through the process of skill development.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated six times for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    DENT 4830 - Directed Readings, Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Limited to dental hygiene majors.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: A maximum of nine hours may be accumulated with this course.
  
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    DENT 4850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-6)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students in health professions to experience a study abroad program that is designed to explore healthcare, culture, and clinical experience.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated 5 times with a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    DENT 4890 INT - Advanced Community or Clinical Work Experience

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online

    This course is designed to specifically meet the interests and career goals of the Dental Hygiene Degree-completion student or the student completing the Baccalaureate degree, Dental Hygiene major prior to initial licensure as a dental hygenist.  The student who is completing this course as part of their BS degree, initial entry into the profession, will participate in an advanced community or clinical work experiences under the direct supervision of program faculty.  The baccalaureate degree completion student must be licensed to practice dental hygiene at the site in which the work experience will take place, have successfully completed an accredited dental hygiene program, or have a work experience site that does not have direct patient care as its community role.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into the BS/DH Program and consent of the instructor.
  
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    DENT 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-4)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated 5 times with a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    DENT 4990 - Seminar

    Credits: (1-2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Current concepts in dental hygiene for baccalaureate level dental hygiene students.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated once for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
  
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    DMS 4110 - Sonography Principles & Instrumentation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Elementary principles, propagation through tissues, transducers, pulse echo principles and instruments, images, storage and display, Doppler, image features and artifacts, bioeffects, and safety.
  
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    DMS 4120 - Quality Assurance

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Developing, analyzing and evaluating a quality assurance program.
  
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    DMS 4210 - Cardiac Sonography I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in cardiac sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images.
  
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    DMS 4220 - Cardiac Sonography II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of 4203.
  
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    DMS 4230 - Cardiac Sonography III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Continuation of DMS 4220 .
  
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    DMS 4310 - Abdominal Sonography

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in abdominal intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images in the clinical setting.
  
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    DMS 4320 - Superficial Structure Sonography

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in superficial structure sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images in the clinical setting.
  
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    DMS 4330 - Gynecologic Sonography

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in gynecologic sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images.
  
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    DMS 4340 - Obstetric Sonography

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in obstetric sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images.
  
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    DMS 4410 - Vascular Sonography I

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in vascular sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images.
  
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    DMS 4420 - Vascular Sonography II

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DMS 4410 .
  
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    DMS 4510 - Breast Sonography

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Concepts in breast sonographic scanning technique and protocol to produce and evaluate diagnostic images.
  
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    DMS 4610 - Cardiac Sonography - Clinical Simulation I

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Cardiac Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4611 - Cardiac Sonography - Clinical Simulation II

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Cardiac Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4612 - Cardiac Sonography - Clinical Simulation III

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Cardiac Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4620 - Medical Sonography - Clinical Simulation I

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Medical Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4621 - Medical Sonography - Clinical Simulation II

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Medical Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4622 - Medical Sonography - Clinical Simulation III

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Medical Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4630 - Vascular Sonography - Clinical Simulation I

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Vascular Songraphy Labs.
  
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    DMS 4631 - Vascular Sonography - Clinical Simulation II

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Vascular Sonography Labs.
  
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    DMS 4632 - Vascular Sonography - Clinical Simulation III

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Clinical Simulation in Vascular Sonography Labs
  
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    DMS 4801 - Individualized Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Contract with faculty advisor required.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated twice with a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  
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    DMS 4811 INT - Cardiac Clinical I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A minimum of 24 hours per week in an active diagnostic cardiac sonography department.
  
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    DMS 4812 INT - Cardiac Clinical II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Continuation of DMS 4811 .
  
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    DMS 4813 INT - Cardiac Clinical III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DMS 4812 .
  
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    DMS 4821 INT - Medical Clinical I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A minimum of 24 hours per week in an active diagnostic medical sonography department.
  
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    DMS 4822 INT - Medical Clinical II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Continuation of DMS 4821 .
  
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    DMS 4823 INT - Medical Clinical III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DMS 4822 .
  
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    DMS 4831 INT - Vascular Clinical I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    A minimum of 24 hours per week in an active diagnostic vascular sonography department.
  
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    DMS 4832 INT - Vascular Clinical II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of DMS 4831 .
  
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    DMS 4833 INT - Vascular Clinical III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Continuation of DMS 4832 .
  
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    DMS 4841 INT - Breast Clinical

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A minimum of 24 hours per week performing breast sonography examinations.
    Pre-requisite(s): DMS 4510  Breast Sonography.
  
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    DMS 4911 - Cardiac Comprehensive Review

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Review and requirements for advanced responsibilities of the cardiac sonographer.
  
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    DMS 4912 - Medical Comprehensive Review

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Review and requirements for advanced responsibilities of the medical sonographer.
  
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    DMS 4913 - Vascular Comprehensive Review

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Review and requirements for advanced responsibilities of the vascular sonographer.
  
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    DMS 4921 - Workshops, Conferences and Telecourses

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated twice with a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  
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    ECE 1000 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    An introductory course to Electrical & Computer Engineering topics including electronic terms, numbering systems, software tools, and documentation practices. College algebra and trigonometry are strongly recommended.

     
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: MATH 1060  or MATH 1080  or equivalent.

  
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    ECE 1270 - Introduction to Electrical Circuits

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    The basics of analog circuits as an introduction to Electrical Engineering. Concepts of voltage, current, power, resistance capacitance and inductance. Circuit analysis techniques such as Kirchhoff’s Laws, node voltages, and mesh currents. Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuits, sinusoidal steady state and phasors.
    Lecture and lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210  and MATH 1220  (1220 may be taken concurrently).

     

  
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    ECE 1400 - Fundamentals of Engineering Computing

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem

    Computer programming and computational tools applied to electrical and computer engineering problems. Topics include coding fundamentals, numeric libraries and debugging techniques. Lecture and lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210 .

  
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    ECE 2260 - Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental electric-circuit techniques including: time domain transient responses for 1st and 2nd order circuits, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and filters.
    Lecture and lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 1270  and MATH 1220 .

     
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: ECE 1400  and either MATH 2250  or MATH 2280 .

  
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    ECE 2700 - Digital Circuits

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    An introduction to digital electronics, integrated circuits, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, gates, flip-flops, multiplexers, sequential circuits, combinational circuits, and computer architecture. Introduction to hardware description language and programmable logic devices. Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of basic digital systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 1000  or ENGR 1000 .  May be taken concurrently.
    Co-Requisite(s):  
  
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    ECE 3000 - Engineering Seminar

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    An engineering seminar course designed to prepare the student for professional engineering employment. Topics to include resumes, hiring criteria, interviewing techniques, engineering ethics, professional and societal responsibilities, lifelong learning, diversity, creative problem solving, goals, quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. The students will research related topics and write a paper.  Prerequisite: ECE 1270 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 3090 - Project Management

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Project Management course is designed to prepare students for the senior capstone project.  The course will include development of a contract, goal setting, time management, budgeting, project funding, project leadership and team building principles.  Engineering economics, team work, quality statistics and continuous improvement will also be discussed.  Other topics include project life cycles, organization and risk management.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission from the department.
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 3110 - Microelectronics I

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental semiconductor device characteristics including diodes, MOSFETs and bipolar transistors; small and large signal characteristics and design of linear circuits.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the design, construction, computer simulation, and analysis of semiconductor circuits, amplifiers and power supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 1270  and MATH 1220 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 3120 - Microelectronics II

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Intermediate topics related to microelectronics including differential and multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback systems, power amplifiers, filters, and signal generation.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the design, construction, computer simulation, and analysis of filters and advanced circuits.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 2260  and ECE 3110 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 3210 - Signals and Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Topics related to the analysis of linear time invariant continuous and discrete systems and signal transformations, convolution, frequency spectra, Laplace transforms, Z transforms, and fast Fourier transforms.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the computer simulation, analysis, and numerical modeling of signals and systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 2260  and MATH 2250  or MATH 2270  and MATH 2280 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 3310 - Electromagnetics I

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    An introduction to electrostatics, magnetostatics and Maxwell’s equations with specific applications to wave propagation and transmission line theory.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the design, construction, and analysis of RF radar subsystems.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2210 , PHYS 2220 , and ECE 2260 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 3510 - Power Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    A study of AC and DC power systems and machines, including single and 3-phase power, power factor and correction, transformers, synchronous and induction machines, DC motors, power transmission lines, and analysis of power flow and faults. Lecture and Lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 2260 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 3610 - Digital Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to microprocessor architecture, arithmetic logic units, memory systems, input/output interfaces, peripheral devices, and communication.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities to include the programming and operation of microprocessor circuits.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 2700  and CS 2250  or CS 1410 .

     

  
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    ECE 3710 - Embedded Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Design and implementation of a microcontroller or microprocessor embedded system including assembly language programming, interfacing to peripherals, interrupt handling and debugging techniques.
    Lecture and Lab. Laboratory exercises build toward a final embedded systems project.
    Pre-requisite(s): (ECE 2700  or CS 2810 ) and (ECE 1400  or CS 2250  or CS 1410 ).

     
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: ENGL 3100  or PS 3250 .

  
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    ECE 3890 INT - Internship

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem

    This is a core course that is required for the BS Engineering degree. The student will need department approval before being allowed to register.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission from the department.

     
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: ECE 3890 can be taken a maximum of three times for a total of three credits, but only one credit counts toward the major.
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 4010 CEL - Senior Project I

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Students will be required to complete a 300-hour engineering project (over two semesters) in a team environment. Project management and problem solving techniques will be emphasized. Topics to include goal setting, developing milestone charts, writing contracts, conducting research, project design and construction, testing and analysis, project documentation, and design review presentations. Before seeking departmental approval, students should have taken at least four 3000-level core ECE courses, MATH 3410 , and either ENGL 3100  or PS 3250 . Exceptions to this rule are made only if a student’s graduation would otherwise be delayed.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission from the department.

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 4020 CEL - Senior Project II

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A continuation of Senior Project I. Students will be required to complete a significant engineering project in a team environment. Project management and problem solving techniques will be emphasized. Topics to include goal setting, developing milestone charts, writing contracts, conducting research, project design and construction, testing and analysis, project documentation, and design review presentations.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 4010 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 4100 - Control Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Topics related to control theory, analysis, and testing of systems in the time domain, frequency domain and state space.
    Lecture and lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3110  and ECE 3210 .


    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5110 - Digital VLSI Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to Digital VLSI design.  Includes the development of standard cell library of common CMOS circuits.  Use of hardware description language and CAD tools for the design and simulation of custom large-scale digital systems.  Students will understand the impacts and tradeoffs from speed, power consumption, and thermal properties of large-scale custom ICs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3110  and ECE 3610 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5120 - Analog VLSI Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem

     

     

     

    Design of analog VLSI systems. Course includes design, modeling, and verification of analog circuits in large-scale systems. Students will develop custom analog system designs utilizing CAD programs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3120 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5130 - Advanced Semiconductor Devices

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to advanced semiconductor physics and devices.  Topics include carrier transport theory, energy band diagrams, PN junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, BJTs and MOSFETs.  Study of current semiconductor process technologies and discussion of off-roadmap technologies.
    Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 2220  and ECE 3110 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5140 - Fundamentals of Sensor Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
     

     

     

    This course introduces a host of sensor technologies from both theoretical and practical perspectives. A study of the electronics for sensor signal conditioning will be complemented by lectures on the principles and operation of various sensor modalities including pressure, thermal, strain, displacement, inertial, magnetic field, optical, coustic, and/or bio-medical. Various sensor processing algorithms will also be studied.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3110  and PHYS 2220 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5210 - Digital Signal Processing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Theory, application, and implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) concepts, from the design and implementation perspective. Topics include: Fast Fourier transforms, adaptive filters, state-space algorithms, random signals, and spectral estimation.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5220 - Image Processing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Advanced image processing theory and methods. Topics include digital image formation, transformation, filtering, enhancements, segmentation and morphological processing.  Lectures, computer assignments and project (including term paper).
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5310 - Electromagnetics II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A study of intermediate electromagnetic issues common to circuits, systems, and communication networks.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3310 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5320 - Antennas and Wave Propagation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem

     

     

     

    Behavior of radiated electromagnetic waves in atmosphere, space, urban and indoor environments; path, frequency and antenna selection for practical communication systems; propagation prediction.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3310 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5410 - Communication Circuits and Systems

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A study of communication circuits, modulation and decoding theory, spectrum usage, networks, and protocols.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210  and MATH 3410 .

     
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5420 - Digital Communication

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    This course provides an in-depth coverage of the theory, analysis, and design of digital communications systems with an emphasis on advanced topics related to wired, wireless data communication and the physical networking layer.  Topics include QPSK, QAM, PAM, CSMA/CD, SONET, ADSL, and/or MACAW.  Spread spectrum concepts such as FHSS, DSSS, OFDM, MIMO and/or cooperative communication techniques may be included.  Students will develop Matlab based models to emulate the concepts.  The course will include group projects as well as individual assignments.  The course would be beneficial particularly to students who are interested in doing work/research in fields related to communications, networks, and signal processing.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210  and MATH 3410 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5510 - Advanced Power Systems

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course will explore advanced power systems concepts.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3510 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5620 - Digital System Testing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of testing digital circuits and memory devices, including fault modeling, test pattern generation, and test coverage. Introduction to design for test and built-in self-test. Laboratory activities include performing bench and automated testing of digital and memory chips, and generating test patterns for fault detection.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3610 - Digital Systems (4)  
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5710 - Real-Time Embedded Systems

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    An advanced course on real-time embedded system design.  Topics include task concurrency, scheduling paradigms, synchronization, resource access control, and inter-process communication. Lecture and Lab combination.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3710 .
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 5800 - Individual Studies

    Credits: (1-4)
    The students will receive credit for approved studies in the Electrical & Computer Engineering programs. A maximum of four credits can count as an elective course in the Electrical & Computer Engineering programs.

     
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated four times for a maximum of four credit hours.
    Note: Admittance into the Professional Program required.

  
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    ECE 5900 - Special Topics

    Credits: (1-4)
    Variable Title
    A one-time special study course designed to introduce a new relevant topic that is not covered in the Electrical & Computer Engineering programs.
    Lecture and lab combination. Laboratory activities support the selected course topic.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated four times for a maximum of four credit hours.
    Note: A maximum of four credits can be counted for the Electrical & Computer Engineering programs.  Admittance into the Professional Program required.
  
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    ECE 6010 - Design Project

    Credits: (2-6)
    Students are required to complete a substantial engineering design project.  Students must demonstrate proficiency in research, design, analysis, project planning, implementation, testing, presentation and documentation.  Students receive T (temporary) grades until their final design review, after which these grades are changed retroactively.  Students must be enrolled in ECE 6010 at the time of their final design review.  This course may be repeated.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission from the department.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: May be repeated 11 times for a maximum of 20 credit hours.
  
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    ECE 6020 - Thesis

    Credits: (2-6)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Students are required to perform original research that results in a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor.  Students receive T (temporary) grades until their thesis defense, after which these grades are changed retroactively.  Students must be enrolled in ECE 6020 at the time of their thesis defense. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission from the department.
    Number of Times this Course May Be Repeated: This course may be taken 3 times and up to 9 credits.
  
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    ECE 6110 - Digital VLSI Design

    Credits: (3)
    Introduction to Digital VLSI design.  Includes the development of standard cell library of common CMOS circuits.  Use of hardware description language and CAD tools for the design and simulation of custom large-scale digital systems.  Students will understand the impacts and tradeoffs from speed, power consumption, and thermal properties of large-scale custom ICs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3110  and ECE 3610 .
  
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    ECE 6120 - Analog VLSI Design

    Credits: (3)

     

     

     

    Design of analog VLSI systems. Course includes design, modeling, and verification of analog circuits in large-scale systems. Students will develop custom analog system designs utilizing CAD programs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3120 .

  
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    ECE 6130 - Advanced Semiconductor Devices

    Credits: (3)
    Introduction to advanced semiconductor physics and devices.  Topics include carrier transport theory, energy band diagrams, PN junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, BJTs and MOSFETs.  Study of current semiconductor process technologies and discussion of off-roadmap technologies.
    Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 2220  and ECE 3110 .
  
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    ECE 6140 - Fundamentals of Sensor Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course introduces a host of sensor technologies from both theoretical and practical perspectives. A study of the electronics for sensor signal conditioning will be complemented by lectures on the principles and operation of various sensor modalities including pressure, thermal, strain, displacement, inertial, magnetic field, optical, coustic, and/or bio-medical. Various sensor processing algorithms will also be studied.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3110 .
  
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    ECE 6210 - Digital Signal Processing

    Credits: (3)
    Theory, application, and implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) concepts, from the design and implementation perspective.  Topics include: Fast Fourier transforms, adaptive filters, state-space algorithms, random signals, and spectral estimation.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210 .
  
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    ECE 6220 - Image Processing

    Credits: (3)
    Advanced image processing theory and methods. Topics include digital image formation, transformation, filtering, enhancements, segmentation and morphological processing.  Lectures, computer assignments and project (including term paper).
    Pre-requisite(s): ECE 3210 .
 

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