University of Delaware

Winter 2016 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 and Food Sciences
Arabic
Art
Arts and Science
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Communication
Criminal Justice
Disability Studies
Electrical Engineering
Geology
Hotel, Restaurant & Instl Mgmt
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Philosophy
Plant and Soil Sciences
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Urban Affairs & Public Policy

ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

ANFS- 167-061    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.Emphasis is on reading and viewing authentic materials from Arab media, in order to improve reading, writing and listening skills and to increase knowledge of Arab culture. Prerequisite: ARAB 107

ART

ART- 367-072    SEMINAR: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Meets in France. This class will introduce the student to an overview of fashion, design, style, quality, and street-fashion. Introduction to Fashion photography will be discussed as it pertains to editorial design. A lecture and presentation on fashion / photography from the early 1900's to present, Alexy Brodivitch, Irving Penn and others. 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 on location and in a studio situation. Students will discuss the aesthetic of fashion and photography. 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. Students are required to have a digital camera and know how to use it. There will be assignments, critiques and students are required to do a final presentation. During fashion week, this class is scheduled around

ART- 367-073    SEMINAR: DOCUMENTARY AND TRAVEL PHOTO

Meets in France. Documentary photography will be defined and explored. Students will photograph on location in the cafes, markets, and streets of Paris. We will travel to Epernay, France, (Champagne Country) for an overnight to photograph and tour the vineyards and explore gourmet dining. 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, its architecture, the people, food/cuisine, street fashion, etc. The course may include visiting the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation, Magnum Photo's, The Magnum Gallery, Montparnasse Cemetery and the advertising agency for Louis Vuitton. There will be 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 self-motivated and students must know how to use their camera in advance. 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. Students are required to have a digital camera and know how to use it. There will be assignments, critiques and students are required to do a final presentation.

ARTS AND SCIENCE

ARSC- 367-090    SEMINAR: FOSTERING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Meets in Italy. This course will have three components: volunteerism, excursions/field trips, and a weekly seminar which will explore the culture of Italy. Perhaps the title of this course could be Promoting Civic Engagement or Fostering Global Citizenship. This course will be an introduction to contemporary Italy, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. We will explore the underpinning of contemporary Italian culture, especially religion, regional diversity, political development, and civic engagement in contemporary Italian society. Listed in the Directory of Development Organizations (2010) [DDO], Italy itself is home to more than 600 NGO's and IGO's, universities, and other organizations with outreach programs promoting civil society through civic engagement. Many of them, of course, require competence in the Italian language, but enough do not, thus making this experiential learning both viable and rewarding for English- speaking students - especially talented and accomplished Honors students.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BISC- 367-010L    SEMINAR: INTRO TO THE ART OF RESEARCH

Interested in exploring life as a scientist? 1 credit lab course to start a research project. The course will also help you improve your investigative & lab bench skills while working in the state of the art teaching environment of the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUAD- 167-070    SEMINAR: SERVICE LEARNING IN COSTA RICA

Meets in Costa Rica. Students will participate in voluntourism, learning about the societal and economic capacity of the local people, directly from small business owners.

BUAD- 367-072    SEMINAR: SPORT EVENT & TOURISM MGMT

Meets in Australia. The Sport Event and Tourism Management course is a comprehensive study of the international sport event and tourism industry. The industry includes both participatory sport tourism (e.g., skiing, golf, and adventure trips) and event-based sport tourism (e.g., the Olympics, professional and amateur sports, and the Australian Open tennis). This course plans to covers all aspects of international sport event & tourism management including strategy, finance, marketing, and consumer behavior.

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.

BUAD- 867-071    SEMINAR: SERV LEARN IN COSTA RICA

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.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

CHEG- 667-061    SEMINAR: INTRO TO PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY

Solid particles differ from continuous phases of matter by existing in distributions of size, shape, surface area and other attributes that influence their properties and handling characteristics. This course introduces particle properties and distributions, as well as the fundamentals of particle technology. Products of the processing industries are largely sold as solid particles in a variety of forms including powders, emulsions, suspensions, granules and tablets. Solid particles differ from continuous phases of matter by existing in distributions of size, shape, surface area and other attributes that influence their properties and handling characteristics. This course is taught at an introductory level during which the student encounters (a) the characterization of particles properties and their distributions, (b) the fundamental processes by which particles are formed, grow or shrink in size and are dispersed into and separated from continuous fluid phases, and (c) the population balance that is used to describe how processing modifies particle distributions. These ideas are then applied in several case studies drawn from industry.

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 Microstation and AutoCAD. 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- 467-012    SEMINAR: ENVIRO FLUID SYSTEMS/APPS

Apply fluid mechanics to environmental fluid systems. Focus riverine and estuaries systems, applications to loose bed hydraulics, groundwater flow. Utilize hydraulic modelling tool HEC-RAS. Concepts of open-channel hydraulics, turbulence and mixing, stratified flow, sediment transport, Darcy's flow.

COMMUNICATION

COMM- 200-061    HUMAN COMM SYSTEMS: HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING

Focuses on how communication behaviors relate to constructing happiness & wellbeing. Topics of appreciation, gratitude, and mindfulness are approached from dyadic, group & organizational communication perspectives. Incorporates a wide range of theoretical and applied happiness & wellbeing practices.

COMM- 318-061    TPCS:MASS COMMUNICATION: BROADCAST SPORTS & PRODUCTION

Students will attend local sporting events, learn the sports talk format, prepare for and conduct interviews with sports figures, create promotional announcement, follow a broadcast programming log, and conduct sports broadcasts on WVUD.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRJU- 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 SOCI 367.

CRJU- 367-192    SEMINAR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

This course will study the moral, ethics, legal and professional issues and dilemmas facing practitioners and organizations within the Criminal Justice System. Topics including moral and ethical behavior, ethics in law enforcement, the courts and corrections, and ethics of punishment, professionalism and management issues will be covered in-depth.

CRJU- 367-193    SEMINAR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

This course will study the moral, ethics, legal and professional issues and dilemmas facing practitioners and organizations within the Criminal Justice System. Topics including moral and ethical behavior, ethics in law enforcement, the courts and corrections, and ethics of punishment, professionalism and management issues will be covered in-depth.

CRJU- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

Meets in Brazil. Brazil is the largest and wealthiest country in South America, with a history as rich as its natural wonders. Despite continual progress, it remains a developing nation, perhaps due to international debt and corruption. This course examines several social problems and related issues both currently and historically in the Brazilian culture. The course will examine social problems such as crime, poverty, education, gender equality, and corruption, both currently and historically. We will also examine race and ethnicity, as Brazil prides itself in being a multi-racial country. In addition to classroom lectures and excursions, students will complete about 30 hours of placement working at local educational institutions or social service agency in Brazil. Cross-listed with SOCI

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.

DISABILITY STUDIES

DIST- 267-010    SEMINAR: DISABILITY & FILM

Provides an introduction to disability in film. Critically examines disability representations and their relationship to lives of people with disabilities, communities, and social institutions.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELEG- 467-070    SEMINAR: SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

Meets in Australia. Scientific computing covers modern computing techniques in numerical modeling, signal processing, and big data. Principles espoused in "software carpentry" are covered. Computational examples are given in Python. Students complete regular computational assignments.

GEOLOGY

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

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. Enrollment is open to those who have already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training.

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

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. Enrollment is open to those who have already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT & INSTL MGMT

HRIM- 367-070    SEMINAR: CRUISE SHIP MANAGEMENT

Meets in Australia. 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- 367-073    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

MATHEMATICS

MATH- 467-070    SEMINAR: MATH SUSTAINABILITY

Meets in Australia. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the mathematical study of natural and artificial systems from the perspective of sustainability. The content in this course will reinforce and build upon knowledge learned in courses on differential equations and linear algebra. Topics will include ecological systems, transportation systems and/or energy systems. Students will explore mathematical structures analytically and computationally.

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; a new catastrophe-theory model of aesthetic interest; and the propagation of the nerve impulse. Course is suitable for undergraduates in engineering, biology, mathematics, or physics. Prerequisite is one introductory course in ordinary differential equations.

MEEG- 667-010    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; a new catastrophe-theory model of aesthetic interest; and the propagation of the nerve impulse. Course is suitable for undergraduates in engineering, biology, mathematics, or physics. Prerequisite is one introductory course in ordinary differential equations.

MUSIC

MUSC- 267-070    SEMINAR: NON-WESTERN MUSIC

Meets in Trinidad. Explores the music of West Africa and Southern India, how those traditions were brought to Trinidad and Tobago in the 1830's and how it influenced the music and culture of that country. Due to the large Indo-Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean populations in Trinidad, the music and culture of India and Africa are still practiced there today.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL- 367-090    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.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC- 167-061    SEMINAR: ZEN AND THE BRAIN

This course will examine the intersection between neuroscience and meditation. How does neuroscience help support meditation teachings and practice? How does meditation affect brain function? This discussion-based class will explore the neurological roots of happiness, empathy, and compassion. Course objectives include (1) Developing critical thinking skills by evaluating the evidence supporting claims that meditation affects brain function (2) Learning how to effectively read and critique original research articles on the topics discussed in the book and in class (3) Developing a regular meditation practice, or deepen an existing practice for experiential learning (4) Developing strategies for effectively speaking in class and in small groups, learning to assert ideas and opinions, and (5) developing skills for listening to classmates' opinions by questioning, listening

PSYC- 167-062    SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY OF FOOD

Why, when, what, with whom, and how much do people eat? Does food taste the same to everybody? Does the color of your plate cause you to eat more? Do our genes, behaviors, or cultures make us fat or thin? This introductory level, one-credit course is meant to introduce you to psychological perspectives on food. Food is a topic that illustrates almost all of psychology's levels of analyses, from biological to sociocultural, so you can learn a lot about psychology by studying food. In turn, psychological science has a lot to offer about our understanding of why, what, and how much people eat. You can learn a lot about food from studying psychology.

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.

SOCI- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

Meets in Brazil. Brazil is the largest and wealthiest country in South America, with a history as rich as its natural wonders. Despite continual progress, it remains a developing nation, perhaps due to international debt and corruption. This course examines several social problems and related issues both currently and historically in the Brazilian culture. The course will examine social problems such as crime, poverty, education, gender equality, and corruption, both currently and historically. We will also examine race and ethnicity, as Brazil prides itself in being a multi-racial country. In addition to classroom lectures and excursions, students will complete about 30 hours of placement working at local educational institutions or social service agency in Brazil. Cross-listed with CRJU

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.

SPANISH

SPAN- 367-073    SEMINAR: SERVICE LEARNING

Meets in Panama. This course will give structure and set the parameters for evaluation of the Service Learning component of the Panama program. Students will participate in 15 hours of service learning in which they will be helping the community and interacting with the local population in Spanish.

URBAN AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY

UAPP- 667-070    SEMINAR: CIV SOCIETY & GOV SOUTH AFRICA

Meets in South Africa. The course objective is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the continuing development of South African civil society 20 years following the country's abolishment of Apartheid and the establishment of a new Constitution. Through briefing sessions during formal visits with various NGOs, CBOs, government leaders, and academics, students will be exposed to the underlying values, goals and objectives of the developing South African civil society, civic culture and civic engagement. Students and participating professionals may register for 1, 2, or 3 credits, following the example of Professor Peuquet's Spring 2014 Netherlands program.

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