University of Delaware

Winter 2014 SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The following descriptions are furnished as a supplement to the University of Delaware's current Catalog. Students who desire further information on standard University course descriptions are referred to the University Catalog which is available online at www.udel.edu/catalog. Those standard descriptions are also available on this web site.
The following subject areas have supplemental descriptions here:
Arts & Sciences
Art
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Civil & Environmtl Engineering
Criminal Justice
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Geology
Hotel, Restaurant & Instl Mgmt
Human Dev & Family Studies
Marine Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Philosophy
Plant and Soil Sciences
Political Science
Sociology
University Course
Urban Affairs & Public Policy

ARTS & SCIENCES

ARSC- 467-010    SEMINAR: TUTORNG LEARNING ACROSS CAMPUS

You know tutors and tutoring in YOUR program, but what about tutors and tutoring across campus? How do UD students tutor math? Science? Writing? Oral Communication? What can we learn from each other as we learn about each other? What does research tell us about the ways in which tutoring experience prepares you for your future successes? This one-credit winter session course gives tutors from across the campus an opportunity to study cross-disciplinary tutoring strategies and to learn about and with tutors from across UD. The class culminates in a brief essay comparing the learning culture and teaching strategies of your own program with those of another campus tutoring site. Students will be provided the opportunity either to submit their work to be considered for publication or to be presented at a national conference.

ART

ART- 267-010    SEMINAR: INTRO TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN

Introduction to Video Game Animation and Design is a 200 level course that will introduce students to game animation and design through the development of two game projects; a personal game design and a collaborative design with the Computer Science course CISC275. Both games projects will focus on the education through play. The intent of the class is to appeal to students from across the university, minimal experience with making art or knowledge of computer programming is required.

ART- 267-070    SEMINAR: SKETCHING SITE

Meets in Florence. Through a variety of exercises we will attempt to develop both a technical and conceptual understanding of the methods behind the drawing process. We will analyze the systems involved in transferring the three dimensional world to a two-dimensional surface. This will include discussions about light and shadow, surface texture, perspective, and linear structure, as well as the various ways these conditions reveal themselves visually.

ART- 267-071    SEMINAR: ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Meets in Tanzania. The arts provide an important stimulus to initiate social change. This course aims to immerse students in the arts to investigate social change work at the local and global level. Students will engage in discussions with local leaders and proponents of social change. Community projects will connect students to real-world initiatives involving social change through the arts. Field excursions and reflective journals will supplement class discussion.

ART- 367-072    SEMINAR: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Meets in France. This class will introduce the student to an overview of fashion, design, style, quality, street fashion. Fashion photography will be discussed as it pertains to editorial and magazine work. A lecture and presentation on fashion / photography from the early 1900's to present, Alexy Brodivitch, and Irving Penn. The genre of fashion photography is defined in part from the viewpoint and perspective of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar Magazines. There will be a fashion photography demonstration in a location/studio situation. Students will discuss the aesthetic of fashion and photography, photographers, Photographers from Baron Adolf de Meyer to Irving Penn, Avendon, Patrick Demarchelie will be reviewed and presented. This class will meet in museums, at the fashion shows, on the street and in the class room. Students will write about their experience and produce a journal. This is both a lecture and Photography class. During fashion week, this class is scheduled around the fashion shows. Students will attend and work behind the scenes at the (haute couture men's and women's shows), we will also be attending who's next.

ART- 367-073    SEMINAR: CUISINE AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTO

Meets in France. Documentary photography will be defined and explored. Students will photograph on location in the cafe's, markets, streets of Paris and Antwerp, Students will work in the reportage' and documentary style. The class will explore how to produce truthful, objective photography of a particular subject of the student's interest. The student will have the opportunity to explore the city, it's architecture, the people, food/cuisine and street fashion if they so desire etc. The course will include visiting the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation, Magnum Photo's, The Magnum Gallery, Montparnasse Cemetery, there will a few lectures, guest speakers and museum visits. This program is based around what's going on in the city during January. The class is also geared towards the student that is for the self-motivated and students must know how to use their camera in advance, this is not an intro class and there is no hand holding. This class is for those students that have a point of view, their own voice and want to explore the most beautiful city in the world. There will be assignments and critiques, students will be required to have a digital camera and know how to use it. We will visit The Luxembourg Gardens, Versailles, the Louvre, Museum d'Orsay, the Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame, Isle St. Louis, Palace Royal, The famous bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Maison Eropeene de La Photographie Ville de Paris and much more. This program's classroom is on the street of Paris. Students will do a final photographic presentation (required) at the end. These classes are loosely structured so students can explore their own view point and interest and direction.

Biomedical Engineering

BMEG- 367-070    SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY METHODS IN CLINIC

The objective of this course is for biomedical engineering students to gain exposure to current clinical practices, identify unmet clinical needs, and consider future career options. Students will be matched with local clinical sites to provide a unique opportunity for innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving subject to practical constraints.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUAD- 367-070    SEMINAR: ECOTOURISM ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Meets in Costa Rica. Ecotourism entrepreneurship sets up a new direction for the world economy. Students will learn how to develop new ecotourism enterprises, apply sustainable environmental and human resources management, and learn how to lead ecological stewardship of various regions and communities. As a result of 30 hours of service-learning activities with NGOs, students will gain a positive environmental awareness; design innovative community-based ecotourism products; evaluate sustainable ecotourism marketing ideas in Costa Rica; and make recommendations for local NGOs from an American visitor

BUAD- 867-070    SEMINAR: ETH SOC & POL ISSUES INTL BUS

Meets in Europe. Examines ethical, social and political issues arising from the globalization of business, covering topics such as: managing political, social and ethical differences across national borders (e.g., labor practices, bribery/corruption), comparative institutional environments of business, impacts of global business on cultures and political systems.

CIVIL & ENVIRONMTL ENGINEERING

CIEG- 467-010    SEMINAR: SAFETY INSPECTION OF BRIDGES

This course is based on the 2012 FHWA "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM)" and provides training on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges. Restrictions: Students must have completed one of the National Highway Institute prerequisite requirements for the Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridge course. Recommended for civil engineering majors who hope to work in the bridge design and bridge maintenance industry and who have completed, at a minimum, CIEG301.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRJU- 367-071    EXPERIMENTAL: POLICE IN CHINESE SOCIETIES

Meets in China. Examine police history, roles and functions, and practices and problems in three Chinese societies: China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cross-listed with SOCI 367. Prerequisite: This course is only open to students who have already taken CRJU/SOCI 304. Permission from instructor is required.

CRJU- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN COSTA RICA

Meets in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the most stable republics In Latin America, yet it remains a developing nation. This course examines several social problems and related issues both currently and historically in the Costa Rican culture. The course will examine social problems such as crime, drugs, race, poverty, education, gender, and inter-group conflict both historically and currently. Comparison will be made with the US and other Latin American nations. In addition to classroom lectures and excursions, students will complete 30 hours of placement working at local social service agencies. Cross listed with

CRJU- 467-071    SEMINAR: LAW & SOCIAL CONTROL IN CHINA

Meets in China. Course focuses on critical law and social control issues in China. The main objectives of this course are: (1) to describe the institutions, formulation, and implementation of law in China; (2) to understand the formal and informal social control mechanisms utilized by the government in responding to crime; and (3) to compare the differences and similarities in social control between China and the U.S. Cross-listed with SOCI 467.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES

FLLT-105-010    Modern Language I - Elementary: KOREAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Korea has a rich and long history, but is also known for its technology, architecture and futuristic design. Korean Internet technology, cellphones and semiconductors are famous all over the world. Korea is a country where the past is interwoven with modernity. In this class, you will learn all you need to know for visiting this country: How to read and write Korean, basic vocabulary, grammar and useful expressions to produce and understand short sentences, to greet other people and introduce yourself, talk about yourself and ask questions about others, order food and drinks in restaurants, ask for directions, go shopping, and many other things. In addition, you will learn about Korean culture and customs.

GEOLOGY

GEOL- 467-010    SEMINAR: OSHA 8-HOUR REFRESHER TRAINING

Annual 8-hour refresher course for those who have completed the 40-Hour OSHA Hazardous Materials Safety Training in the last year. This course cannot be applied toward the nine credits of 400-level geology electives required of BS geology majors.

GEOL- 667-010    SEMINAR: OSHA 8-HOUR REFRESHER TRAINING

Annual 8-hour refresher course for those who have completed the 40-Hour OSHA Hazardous Materials Safety Training in the last year. This course cannot be applied toward the nine credits of 400-level geology electives required of BS geology majors.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT & INSTL MGMT

HRIM- 367-070    SEMINAR: CRUISE SHIP MANAGEMENT

Meets in Australia & New Zealand. This cruise ship management seminar focuses on cruise industry trends, careers for students as interns and post graduation careers. In addition other trends including environmental, legal and political impacts; human resources, marketing, hotel operations, types of cruise ships, food and beverage and safety and security will be covered. Learn the details for the "ins and outs" of the cruise industry from cruise ship managers, and participate in behind-the-scenes cruise ship tours and presentations by cruise managers on board a floating resort hotel.

HRIM- 367-072    SEMINAR: ECOTOURISM ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Meets in Costa Rica. Ecotourism entrepreneurship sets up a new direction for the world economy. Students will learn how to develop new ecotourism enterprises, apply sustainable environmental and human resources management, and learn how to lead ecological stewardship of various regions and communities. As a result of 30 hours of service-learning activities with NGOs, students will gain a positive environmental awareness; design innovative community-based ecotourism products; evaluate sustainable ecotourism marketing ideas in Costa Rica; and make recommendations for local NGOs from an American visitor

HRIM- 367-073    SEMINAR: CULTURE IN CONTEXT

Meets in South Africa. Just as eyeglasses improve vision, cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity enriches an individual's life, helping him/her to better understand the actions of groups of peoples, their nationalities and uniqueness, their organizations and systems, students enrolled in "Culture in Context: South Africa" will be expected to utilize their South African experiences to explore the focus of this course: The impact of Nelson R. Mandela (aka "Madiba") on South Africa's people and cultures. In addition to course readings, guest speakers, and specialized cultural excursions, students will l complete a survey that captures their knowledge of the South African culture and people. In addition, each student will prepare a paper on the influence of President Mandela on post-apartheid

HUMAN DEV & FAMILY STUDIES

HDFS- 367-070    SEMINAR: CULTURE IN CONTEXT

Meets in South Africa. Just as eyeglasses improve vision, cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity enriches an individual's life, helping him/her to better understand the actions of groups of peoples, their nationalities and uniqueness, their organizations and systems, students enrolled in "Culture in Context: South Africa" will be expected to utilize their South African experiences to explore the focus of this course: The impact of Nelson R. Mandela (aka "Madiba") on South Africa's people and cultures. In addition to course readings, guest speakers, and specialized cultural excursions, students will l complete a survey that captures their knowledge of the South African culture and people. In addition, each student will prepare a paper on the influence of President Mandela on post-apartheid

MARINE STUDIES

MAST- 467-070    SEMINAR: AAUS CERTIFICATION

Meets in the Cayman Islands. Course work, swimming performance, underwater performance, and full participation within the Cayman Island program will be measured as requirements to obtain AAUS certification.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEEG- 467-010    SEMINAR: MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN BIOLOGY

Topics in the mathematical modeling of biological systems, including pulsatile blood flow in the arteries, the pulse wave velocity, and reflections; viscoelastic models of bio materials; spruce budworm outbreaks as a cusp catastrophe; compartmental analysis; phase line and plane analysis of bio population dynamics including predator-prey, competing species, the spread of an infestation and the healing of wounds and Fisher's equation. Where physics and engineering concepts are needed they will be introduced. Prerequisites: Introductory course in ordinary differential equations and some basic physics. A range of students is anticipated - from engineering, quantitative biology, physics, and mathematics.

MUSIC

MUSC- 267-071    SEMINAR: LONDON; CITY OF SYMPHONIES

Meets in London. Examines the fertile arts environment in London that led to the development of one of the world's greatest symphonic traditions. Dating back to the late eighteenth century and the rise of an established public concert series to the present day symphonic tradition, London boasts a diversity of orchestral opportunity that is unparalleled. After a brief examination of the historical roots, this class will focus on the contemporary orchestral music scene. We will visit the archives of major orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances and hear from a variety of experts including musicians

MUSC- 267-072    SEMINAR: LONDON & THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

Meets in London Examines the role music plays in film with a particular concentration on the scores recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra (e.g. The Star Wars episodes, Harry Potter), London Philharmonic Orchestra (e.g. Lord of the Rings, Lawrence of Arabia) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (e.g. Shipping News, Resident Evil II). The class will begin with a brief overview of the evolution of film music, an exploration of select composers and compositional style, as well as recording session techniques. We will visit the archives of these three orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances, screen select films and hear from a variety of experts on music and film.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL- 367-080    SEMINAR: RELIGION @ CROSSROADS CULTURE

Meets in Italy. The theme of this course is religious and cultural pluralism - the idea that many different systems of thought and practice coexist in a community. In Italy, we will be located at a major crossroads of religions, both modern and ancient, both Judeo- Christian-Islamic and Pagan. A significant amount of emphasis will be on the Humanities side of the experience: the artwork, architecture, and literature, for instance, of the region. We will discuss the variety of religions which coexist in the local culture and we will consider the effects of religion on art, politics, and science. Some of the class will involve going out into the community to observe local traditions and culture, but the emphasis will be on placing these observations in an historical and cultural context through background reading and class discussion. Students will be graded by traditional means: standard exams, analytical papers, class discussion, and perhaps a group project.

PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES

PLSC- 167-010    SEMINAR: THE SCIENCE OF WINE

Explores the science of wine from the vine to the glass. Begins in the vineyard with how soil, growth conditions, pests, and harvesting impact vine development and fruit quality. Discussions of the winemaking process for white and red wines follow, including crushing, fermentation, aging and bottling. Concludes with a consideration of flavor and its perception, and special topics related to the business and pleasure of wine.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POSC- 467-070    SEMINAR: LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON

Meets in Washington, DC. Allows students through academic, site visits and inter experiences to gain an understanding of how Washington decision-makers in all three branches of the federal government as well as the political and media centers operate, provide leadership and develop policy.

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI- 367-071    SEMINAR: POLICE IN CHINESE SOCIETIES

Meets in China. Examine police history, roles and functions, and practices and problems in three Chinese societies: China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cross-listed with CRJU 367. Prerequisite: This course is only open to students who have already taken CRJU/SOCI 304. Permission from instructor is required.

SOCI- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN COSTA RICA

Meets in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the most stable republics In Latin America, yet it remains a developing nation. This course examines several social problems and related issues both currently and historically in the Costa Rican culture. The course will examine social problems such as crime, drugs, race, poverty, education, gender, and inter-group conflict both historically and currently. Comparison will be made with the US and other Latin American nations. In addition to classroom lectures and excursions, students will complete 30 hours of placement working at local social service agencies. Cross listed with

SOCI- 467-071    SEMINAR: LAW & SOCIAL CONTROL IN CHINA

Meets in China. Course focuses on critical law and social control issues in China. The main objectives of this course are: (1) to describe the institutions, formulation, and implementation of law in China; (2) to understand the formal and informal social control mechanisms utilized by the government in responding to crime; and (3) to compare the differences and similarities in social control between China and the U.S. Cross-listed with CRJU 467.

UNIVERSITY COURSE

UNIV- 167-070    SEMINAR: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ABROAD

Meets in Costa Rica. This one credit experiential learning course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to do volunteer work while abroad. Volunteer activities will focus on providing children with the opportunity to be physically active. These experiences will help students gain an understanding of how they can be change agents in this world and provide them the opportunity to learn more about the culture they are

URBAN AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY

UAPP- 467-070    SEMINAR: LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON

Meets in Washington, DC. Allows students through academic, site visits and inter experiences to gain an understanding of how Washington decision-makers in all three branches of the federal government as well as the political and media centers operate, provide leadership and develop policy.

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