University of Delaware

Winter 2015 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:
Animal & Food Sciences
Arabic
Art
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Civil & Environmtl Engineering
Communication
Engineering Graphics & General
Entomology & Wildlife Conservation
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Geology
History
Hotel, Restaurant & Instl Mgmt
Human Dev & Family Studies
Latin American Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Plant and Soil Sciences
Psychology
Theatre

ANIMAL & FOOD SCIENCES

ANFS- 267-011    SEMINAR: FROM THE COW TO THE CONE

Understanding the science of ice cream from milking, milk and ice cream composition, ice cream mix production and freezing to selling and marketing a finished product in a small business setting.

ARABIC

ARAB- 267-070    SEMINAR: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC

Meets in Morocco. This course aims at providing students with further training in the skills of reading comprehension, speaking at the upper intermediate level, and helping them gain a deeper understanding of Arab culture through authentic written and audio-visual materials.

ART

ART- 267-071    SEMINAR: INDIGENOUS ART OF PERU

Meets in Peru. This course introduces students to the cultural significance of Indigenous Arts in Peru.

ART- 367-070    SEMINAR: ART AND DESIGN IN CUBAN LIFE

Meets in Cuba. Students experience Cuba in ways that few Americans can because of the 50-year embargo and travel restrictions on tourism. Students will learn about the distinctive characteristics of Cuban art that derive from its turbulent history, multiracial influences, & tropical island beauty.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BMEG- 367-010    SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY METHODS IN CLINIC

The objective of this course is for students to gain exposure to current clinical practices where biomedical engineering concepts are applied, identify unmet clinical needs, practice interdisciplinary communication and consider future career options. Students are matched with clinical sites to provide a unique opportunity for innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving subject to practical constraints. Students are challenged to identify unmet clinical needs with potential engineering solutions, discussing these needs as well as their experiences with fellow classmates and clinical collaborators to enhance the immersion experience.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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, comparative institutional environments of business, impacts of global business on cultures & political systems

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

CHEG- 467-070    SEMINAR: PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Meets in Australia. Students will learn how chemical engineering principles, practical considerations (including appearance, smell, touch and feel) are used to design an end product, such as pharmaceuticals and healthcare, consumer products (i.e., toothpaste, motor oil, etc.), and

CHEG- 667-070    SEMINAR: MINERALS, MATERIALS & RECYCL

Meets in Australia. This course deals with the processing of materials, with special emphasis on the minerals industry, and the recycling of materials for a sustainable environment based on the efficient use of energy and natural resources.

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

CHEM- 467-010    SEMINAR: STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

Here we will consider how concepts of thermodynamics (energy, entropy, free energy) arise when we carefully account for the fact that matter exists as particles. We will resort to simple, easy-to-understand principles of statistics and basic introductory classical thermodynamics (course content such as in CHEM443) to find that when we consider the actual individuality of particles (in extremely large numbers), we obtain the same results as when we choose to treat matter as a 'black box', not knowing what it is specifically made of. This approach is important for connecting the chemical specificity of matter to many fundamental chemical processes. We will build upon the ideas of CHEM443 (basic classical thermodynamics) and be rewarded by the richness of the results offered by statistical

CIVIL & ENVIRONMTL ENGINEERING

CIEG- 367-010    SEMINAR: CAD APP CIVIL & ENVIRO ENGR

Explore Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) in Civil Engineering from principles of engineering graphics to utilizing the latest version of AutoCAD and Microstation. Learn the fundamentals of graphic communication, drawing, use of commands, annotations and dimensioning. Understand best practices relating to engineering work, emphasizing hands-on experience with computer software used in the workplace.

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. The course includes instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials element level inspection approach; virtual bridge inspections; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course. Satisfactory completion of this course (70% or better cumulative score on the mid-term and final assessments) will fulfill the comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards.

CIEG- 467-011    SEMINAR: LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT

Principles and applications of life cycle assessment - the comparison of environmental, social, and economic impacts between alternate products, services, or systems in order to find the most sustainable choice. Students will be taught how to use SimaPro LCA software, which is widely used in industry. The class will work together to complete an involved LCA comparing design alternatives for a local business, non-profit, or government partner. Economic Input Output LCA (EIO-LCA), social life cycle assessment, cradle-to-cradle design, and life cycle costing will also all be considered in this course.

COMMUNICATION

COMM- 200-010    COMIC BOOKS & THEIR STORIES

Comic books will be explored as a communication medium which tell a broad range of stories and speak to a diverse audience. Portrayals of gender, race, and sexuality are just a few examples of the topics to be explored.

COMM- 200-194 &-195    SEX / VIOLENCE & THE MEDIA

This course will acquaint students with the issues surrounding the prevalence of sex and violence in the media. Topics include free speech/press decisions and their impact, why people watch, their effects, and the market forces that encourage corporations to carry such content.

COMM- 367-010    SEMINAR: BROADCAST SPORTS & PRODUCTION

This course will provide an overview of sportscasting and related fields. This will include a brief history of the field, an examination of current practices, and training on how to actually conduct various types of sportscasts. Students will be given the opportunity not only to learn how sports broadcasts work, but will be given the chance to do actual sports talk shows and live play by play broadcasts. Studio work will be done at campus radio WVUD and select broadcasts will air on sister station 'The Basement'.

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & GENERAL

EGGG- 667-011    SEMINAR: TECHNICAL & SCIENTIFIC WRITIN

This course, designed to support the Mission Statement of the College of Engineering by training the students to "communicate clearly in writing and speech," is a 10 meeting one-credit seminar in technical and scientific writing primarily for engineering graduate and postdoctoral students, designed to cover all major areas of written and oral communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. The overarching emphasis is on learning to write clear, coherent professional-level prose within a variety of technical and scientific formats. The class offers practical instruction in technical communication, written and oral, by developing an understanding of workplace genres and audiences, by mastering communication skills and techniques, and by collaborating with peers on selected projects. Through explanation, discussion, and practice working with problems, students will deal with writing at the word & sentence level (e.g., grammar, person, voice, sentence architecture, common errors) as well as at the level of the paragraph (coherence/flow) and of the whole piece (unity).

ENTOMOLOGY & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

ENWC- 467-070    SEMINAR: CONSERVATION PERU WILDLIFE

Meets in Peru. Unique challenges facing wildlife conservation at the international level. Other topics include identifying and surveying terrestrial vertebrates, human-wildlife interactions, ecotourism, and development of international wildlife conservation.

ENWC- 467-071    SEMINAR: PEOPLE & WILDLIFE IN PERU

Meets in Peru. Understanding the culture of local societies and how they conserve natural resources. Students will be required to bridge the gap between culture and conservation to understand why both are essential to wildlife conservation.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES

FLLT- 367-070    SEMINAR: SUGAR, SALSA & SANTER

Meets in Cuba. Explore the many facets of Cuban and Caribbean cultures. Study the legacy of the slave and plantation economy, the successes and failures of the great revolutionary experiment, Cuba's place in global politics, and the extraordinary complexities of the Cuban way. This course is taught in English.

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.

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.

HISTORY

HIST- 267-070    EXPERIMENTAL: HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Meets in South Africa. Taught by a University of Pretoria professor. It's important for students to be oriented to the history of this unique country in order to understand current social problems and the need for sustainable development as they are the cornerstones of the other UD courses.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT & INSTL MGMT

HRIM- 367-070    SEMINAR: CULTURE & TOURISM: FRANCE/ITAL

Culture and Tourism will have students examine the relationship between culture and tourism, and the way in which they have together become major drivers of destination?s competitiveness. Based on our study in France and Italy during the Winterim 2015.

HRIM- 367-073    SEMINAR: CULTURE IN CONTEXT

Meets in Barbados. Just as eyeglasses improve vision, cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity enrich an individual's life, helping him/her to better understand the actions of groups of peoples, their nationalities and uniqueness, their organizations and systems. Includes seminar sessions, guest speakers and cultural excursions all related to the theme: Impact of Kadooment on Bajan Culture (e.g., education, religion, cultural festivals, rum industry,

HUMAN DEV & FAMILY STUDIES

HDFS- 267-010    SEMINAR: HOMELESSNESS: A HOUSING ISSUE

Explore and understand homelessness from multiple vantage points. Students will: Learn the history of homelessness in the US; Consider common perceptions/misconceptions; Examine contemporary responses; Explore new ideas for addressing homelessness; Engage in experiential learning opportunities.

HDFS- 467-011    SEMINAR: MONTESSORI AS EDUC ALTERNATIVE

Explore the Montessori philosophy and approach as an innovative model of education that addresses both academic and social emotional needs of children. During this course, students would explore how the Montessori model of education addressed the early childhood and early elementary years.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

LAMS- 367-070    SEMINAR: SUGAR, SALSA & SANTER

Meets in Cuba. Explore the many facets of Cuban and Caribbean cultures. Study the legacy of the slave and plantation economy, the successes and failures of the great revolutionary experiment, Cuba's place in global politics, and the extraordinary complexities of the Cuban way. This course is taught in English.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEEG- 467-010    SEMINAR: TOPICS IN MODELING/BIOSYSTEMS

Covers selected topics in the analytical modeling of biosystems: pulsatile blood flow; viscoelastic models; phase line and phase plane analysis of single- and multiple-species population dynamics; the effect of delays in biological systems; and a new catastrophe-theory model of aesthetics addressing the age-old question "How does art work?" To some extent, also the modeling of the nerve impulse. Of these, population dynamics is a classical part of mathematical biology. An example of the latter that is covered, from the literature, is the population of spruce budworms which - in a periodic outbreak - can defoliate a forest. The budworm model has been of important interest if one is to be able to predict such outbreaks and their remediation. Or, the population model could instead be at the cellular level - of cancer cells in an organ, and of their increase or demise, or of the healing of a wound. Prerequisite is only one introductory course in ordinary differential equations. The course is arranged to be self contained. In modeling pulsatile blood flow, for instance, no previous background in fluid or solid mechanics is presumed. Emphasis is on understanding, rather than trying to maximize the range of topics covered. All class materials will be provided and free. Format is lecture, homework, examinations, and at least one paper and presentation. Course is suitable for undergraduates in engineering, biology, mathematics, or physics.

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. We will visit the archives of major orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances and hear from a variety of experts including musicians and administrators.

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, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia

MUSC- 367-013    SEMINAR: CAMPUS CHATTER

Intensive rehearsal and back-stage preparation for the new musical "Campus Chatter", based on interviewing college students about campus life and challenges, to be premiered in 2015. Students will take the IRB online course to study the research and creative process behind the musical's creation.

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.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC- 167-010    SEMINAR: ZEN AND THE BRAIN

This course will examine the intersection between neuroscience and Zen Buddhism. How does neuroscience help support Buddhist teachings and practice? How does meditation affect brain function? This discussion-based class will explore the neurological roots of happiness, empathy, and compassion.

PSYC- 167-011    SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY OF FOOD

Why, when, what, with whom, and how much do people eat? Doesfood taste the same to everybody? Does the color of your platecause you to eat more? Do our genes, behaviors, or culturesmake us fat or thin? The research we read illustrates keyempirical techniques as well as psychological principles.

THEATRE

THEA- 367-013    SEMINAR: CAMPUS CHATTER

Intensive rehearsal and back-stage preparation for the new musical "Campus Chatter", based on interviewing college students about campus life and challenges, to be premiered in 2015. Students will take the IRB online course to study the research and creative process behind the musical's creation.

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