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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Biology

BIOL 100 (4.00)

Concepts of Biology

A broad overview of contemporary biological science. Major areas include the biochemistry of energy transformation, cell structure and function, Mendelian, molecular and population genetics, development and differentiation, plant and animal physiology, evolution, and ecology.
   Course ID: 052466
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 141, BIOL 141H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 100L (2.00)

Concepts of Experimental Biology

The laboratory exercises are designed to provide the student experience with essential laboratory equipment and techniques.
   Course ID: 052468
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 100 with a grade of C or better or have BIOL 141 or BIOL 142 as a co-requisite or pre-requisite.

BIOL 101 (3.00)

Concepts Of Biology

A broad overview of contemporary biological science. Major areas include the biochemistry of energy transformation, cell structure and function, Mendelian, molecular and population genetics, development and differentiation, plant and animal physiology, evolution, and ecology. This introductory Biology course is designed for non-majors and may not be used towards the BIOL, BIOC or BINF degrees. Prerequisite: High School Biology and Chemistry
   Course ID: 100369
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 106 (3.00)

The Human Organism

This course is designed to introduce the non-science student to science and its methods and provide a basic understanding of some body functions and dysfunctions. Topics include genes and DNA, cells and cancer, immune system and HIV, metabolism and nutrition, muscles and exercise, nervous system and drugs, etc.
   Course ID: 052473
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 107 (3.00)

Biology of Cancer

A major killer disease in Western countries will be examined from the biological perspective. This course will evaluate current epidemiologic, clinical and experimental research and assess the relative importance of environmental and genetic factors as they relate to the causes and prevention of this disease. Particular emphasis will be given to unraveling the links between dietary and nutritional factors and this "disease of affluence". Recommended Preparation: Some background in the natural sciences, preferably one year in both high school biology and chemistry
   Course ID: 052474
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 108 (3.00)

Biology of Heart Disease

This course will develop, from a biological perspective, the nature of heart disease and the complex connections between environmental factors and this life-threatening illness. We specifically will consider the current, often conflicting, evidence that links dietary factors with the onset of the disease.
   Course ID: 052475
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 109 (3.00)

Life: Introduction to Modern Biology

This is a lab-driven course designed to fulfill the university graduation requirement of a science lab. Topics covered will include basic biological concepts such as the nature of DNA, heredity, human genetics and the process of mutation, as well as modern issues such as forensic analysis of DNA and blood, the biology behind cancer and genetic diseases, and others as determined by current events and interest. The course includes a 75-minute lecture and 180-minute lab.
   Course ID: 052476
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Science Plus Lab (GEP), Science Plus Lab (GFR)

BIOL 123 (3.00)

Human Genetics

A course designed for non--biology majors. Topics will include the fundamental rules of heredity, gene structure and function, human genetic diseases and genetic engineering. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of the new genetic technology to the human condition.
   Course ID: 052477
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

BIOL 123L (1.00)

Basics Genetic Laboratory

   Course ID: 052478
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)

BIOL 141 (4.00)

Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy and Organisms

This course for majors provides a broad overview of contemporary biological concepts. Major topics include structure and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, molecular genetics, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biochemistry of energy transformation, and animal and plant development and physiology. This course is designed to prepare students for upper level biology core and elective courses. It is one of two introductory courses (BIOL 141 & 142) designed for BIOL, BIOC and BINF majors.
   Course ID: 100315
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 100, BIOL 141H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 155 or equivalent with a `C' or better, or have Math test placement into MATH 151.

BIOL 141H (4.00)

Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy and Organisms - Honors

This course for majors provides a broad overview of contemporary biological concepts. Major topics include structure and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, molecular genetics, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biochemistry of energy transformation, and animal and plant development and physiology. This course is designed to prepare students for upper level biology core and elective courses. It is one of two introductory courses (BIOL 141 & 142) designed exclusively for BIOL, BIOC and BINF majors; either course can be taken first.
   Course ID: 100339
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 100, BIOL 141
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 150 or MATH 155 or MATH 151 with a C grade or better or be concurrently enrolled in MATH 150 or MATH 155 or score 5 on the Math Placement Test or have AP credit for MATH 150 or MATH 151.

BIOL 142 (4.00)

Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution

This course provides a broad overview of contemporary biological concepts. Major topics include fundamental concepts in ecology and evolution and emphasizes the fundamental interrelationship between these two fields of study. Concepts in evolution include a general description of the diversity of life, a review of Mendelian genetics, the causes and consequences of speciation, natural selection and genetic drift. Concepts in ecology will focus on ecological and evolutionary factors that govern population growth and regulation, species distributions, community and ecosystem ecology. This course is designed to prepare students for upper level biology core and elective courses. It is one of two introductory courses (BIOL 141 & 142) designed for BIOL, BIOC and BINF majors.
   Course ID: 100316
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 301
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL141 and either MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH155 or equivalent with a C or better or have MATH test placement into MATH151.

BIOL 233 (3.00)

Nutrition and Health

Basic principles of normal human nutrition. Topics include: nutrient classification; digestion, assimilation, and metabolic functions of the major nutrients; energy balance; metabolic regulation; dietary guidelines and standards; nutrient composition of foods and diet selection; nutritional considerations in pregnancy, childhood, adulthood, and later years. This course provides an introduction to nutrition for students pursuing careers in health-related fields. (Spring and Summer)
   Course ID: 052483
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL100 or BIOL100H or BIOL101 or BIOL141 or BIOL141H and CHEM 102 or CHEM102H or CHEM124 all of which has to have a grade of C or better

BIOL 251 (3.00)

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The first semester of a two-semester lecture course covering the structure and function of the organs of the human body. An integrated approach permits concurrent presentation of the anatomy and physiology of each organ system.
   Course ID: 052484
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL100 or BIOL100H or BIOL101 or BIOL141 or BIOL141H and CHEM 102 or CHEM102H or CHEM124 all of which has to have a grade of C or better

BIOL 251L (1.00)

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 251. The laboratory includes dissections, work with skeletons, models of body parts and experimental studies of physiological processes. Required for most allied health programs.
   Course ID: 052485
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL251 or CHEM124L or CHEM102L with a grade of C or better. BIOL251 can be taken concurrently with BIOL251L

BIOL 252 (3.00)

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Continuation of BIOL 251. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052486
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 251 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 252L (1.00)

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory.

Continuation of BIOL 251L.
   Course ID: 052487
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 251L with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 275 (3.00)

Microbiology

Introductory course describing the fundamental properties of micro-organisms and viruses and their relationships to other life forms. Topics include the structure and function of bacteria, mode of action of antibiotics, genetics of bacteria and the role of bacteria in disease. The structure, replication and pathology of viruses are discussed, including the response of hosts to viral infection and the fundamental concepts of the immune response.
   Course ID: 052488
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 100 or BIOL 100H or BIOL 101 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 141H with a "C" or better.

BIOL 275L (2.00)

Microbiology Laboratory

This laboratory course consists of a series of exercises designed to familiarize the student with microbiological techniques. Experiments are performed in basic bacteriology, applied bacteriology, virology and immunology. Students will be expected to work independently, spending brief periods of time other than the scheduled lab period collecting data.
   Course ID: 052489
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL275 with a "C" or be concurrently enrolled in BIOL275.

BIOL 295 (3.00)

Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

This is an introductory course to the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, an emerging interdisciplinary field dealing with the application of computing methods in biology. The course will provide a brief introduction to contemporary molecular biology and evolutionary theory. It will introduce the concept of bioinformatics, its applications and its career opportunities. Applying a question-answer approach, it will then explore some of the main problems faced by biology in the last decades, such as genome sequencing and annotation, sequence-based search, structure or function prediction, and some of the computational methods and answers provided by the emerging field of Bioinformatics. Lecture content will be complemented with paper discussion sessions and home-based lab assignments. No prior programming/biology skills required. The course is intended for a multi-disciplinary audience with an emphasis on BINF, CMSC, BIOL, MATH, STAT and IS majors. Pre-requisite: MATH 151 or equivalent.
   Course ID: 100281
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 313
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH151 with a "C" or better.

BIOL 300L (2.00)

Experimental Biology Laboratory

An upper level course of experiments designed to give students the essential laboratory and critical thinking skills in experimental design, implementation and analysis that every biologist should know. This knowledge base is required for succeeding in further BIOL laboratory courses and for working in a research laboratory. Required of all BIOL majors and a prerequisite for all upper level BIOL laboratory courses.
   Course ID: 100317
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM102 or CHEM102H, and CHEM 102L, and BIOL 302. You must have completed either MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 155, or have equivalent AP credit, or have Math test placement into MATH 151. All prerequisites must have a C or better.

BIOL 301 (3.00)

Ecology and Evolution

An introduction to the processes of evolution, the outcomes of evolution, and the field of ecology. Processes of evolution include understanding natural selection, genetic drift, molecular evolution and general evolution theory. Outcomes of evolution includes speciation hybridization, building phylogenetic trees, and using trees to understand the diversity of life, especially vertebrate evolution. Ecology topics include population growth and regulation, competition, predator/prey interactions, symbiosis, community structure and food webs, and energy flow and nutrient cylcing within ecosystems.
   Course ID: 052493
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 142
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL100 or 100H or BIOL141 or 141H with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 302 (4.00)

Molecular and General Genetics

Modern principles of heredity have been established through studies at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels. The course includes fundamental information on the structure of a gene, its expression and organization as deduced from analysis of viral and prokaryotic systems, the transmission of genetic material in eukaryotic systems, the interaction of genes in populations and the application of fundamental genetic principles to problems of human heredity.
   Course ID: 052494
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL100 /100H or BIOL141/141H; and BIOL142/142H; and MATH150 or 151 or 155, or have equivalent AP credit or MATH placement into MATH 151. You must complete or concurrently enrolled in CHEM102, CHEM102H or CHEM124. All with a C or better

BIOL 302L (2.00)

Molecular and General Genetics Laboratory

A laboratory course designed to illustrate fundamental genetic principles by experimentation. Such principles include the nature of genetic material, transfer of genetic information in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, organization and regulation of gene expression, Mendel's rules of heredity, linkage and crossing over, and genetic variation. Students will be expected to work independently, spending periods of time outside the scheduled lab period collecting data.
   Course ID: 052495
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL300L and BIOL302 with a grade of a C or better

BIOL 303 (4.00)

Cell Biology

A modern treatment of cell structure and function, with emphasis on the molecular architecture, biochemistry and regulatory mechanisms common to all cells. Topics include membrane structure, function and transport; molecular mechanisms of energy metabolism and its associated organelles; the structural and molecular basis for the expression of genetic information; the organelles involved in the regulation of cell shape and motility; and selected cell functions, growth, reproduction and their control. This course is designed for students interested in the biological sciences, biochemistry and the allied health professions.
   Course ID: 052496
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL302 & CHEM102 &(MATH150 or151 or 155)or have equivalent AP credit, or have Math test placement into MATH 151. All prerequisites must be completed with a "C" or better.

BIOL 303L (2.00)

Cell Biology Laboratory

A course of laboratory experiments introducing students to the principles of experimental design and the analysis and interpretation of data in modern cell biology. Emphasis is placed on investigative approaches, critical thinking, and mathematical and writing skills important to practicing scientists. Experiments using the techniques of spectrophotometry, oxygen polarography, chromatography and tissue culture will be performed. This course is designed for students majoring in the biological sciences.
   Course ID: 052498
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 100L or BIOL 300L and BIOL 303 with a C or better.

BIOL 304 (3.00)

Plant Biology

A modern treatment of the basic physiology and development of plants. Topics include special features of plant cell structure, patterns of growth and development, chloroplast development, photosynthesis, seed development, hormonal regulation, light regulation, phytochrome and photo-morphogenesis.
   Course ID: 052499
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 303 with a grade of "C" or better

BIOL 304L (2.00)

Plant Biology Laboratory

A course of laboratory experiments designed to enhance student abilities in experimental design, hypothesis testing, and analysis and interpretation of data using plant systems. Students are required to present and interpret experimental results in oral and written form. An introduction to reading and understanding of primary scientific literature is presented. Experiments include photosynthesis, water relations, growth regulator effects and host-pathogen interactions.
   Course ID: 052500
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL300L or BIOL303L and BIOL304 with a grade of C or better. BIOL304 can be taken concurrently.

BIOL 305 (3.00)

Comparative Animal Physiology

Functional features of whole organisms and their component organs and organ systems will be studied. Emphasis will be on ways in which diverse organisms at various phylogenetic levels perform similar functions. Examples of topics include osmoregulation, gas exchange, control systems, sensors, effectors, brain and behavior.
   Course ID: 052501
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 303 In addition, you must be concurrently enrolled PHYS112 or 122 or have completed those courses in a previous semester with a C or better.

BIOL 305L (2.00)

Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratory

A laboratory designed to study experimentally selected organismic functions discussed in BIOL 305.
   Course ID: 052502
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL300L or BIOL303L and BIOL305 with a grade of C or better. BIOL305 can be taken concurrently.

BIOL 306 (4.00)

Molecular Biology

This is an intermediate level course in molecular biology of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and their viruses. It will cover the principles governing the molecular mechanisms that occur in living cells including regulatory mechanisms. Topics will include the processing of genetic information through the central dogma (transcription, RNA processing and translation), DNA replication, mutation and DNA repair, and genomics. Recommended Course Preparation CHEM 351 and CHEM 352.
   Course ID: 101750
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 306L (2.00)

Projects in Molecular Biology

In this course students will conduct an open-ended investigation to discover the function of a gene. During the course of the investigation you will learn the basic techniques used to isolate a gene, move it into a suitable host organism, modify it and determine its function. All projects will give students experience with cell culture, cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing and computer-based DNA sequence analysis.
   Course ID: 100499
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete Biol 300L and Biol 302 and Biol 303 with a C or better.

BIOL 312L (2.00)

Modeling in the Life Sciences

Humans possess a superior ability to generate new knowledge by creating and manipulating abstract models of the world and by extrapolating from past experiences. This natural ability reaches its full potential when it is enhanced with the tools of experimental design, mathematics, logic, and computer simulation. BIOL 312L will be offered as a practical guide to creating and using models in the context of life sciences laboratory research. It will include classroom lectures, activities and computer applications intended to illustrate and implement the five basic elements of modeling: experimental design, data acquisition, analysis, model formulation, and simulation. Through the course, students will address a minimum of four concrete biological problems by defining key physical quantities to be measured, applying data visualization techniques to uncover trends, drawing statistically valid inferences, formulating algebraic and analytical models, and performing computer simulations.
   Course ID: 100628
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Requirement Group: BIOL 300L, STAT 350 or MATH 151 or MATH 155 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 313 (3.00)

Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

This is an introductory course to the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, an emerging interdisciplinary field dealing with the application of computing methods in biology. The course will provide a brief introduction to contemporary molecular biology and evolutionary theory. It will introduce the concept of bioinformatics, its applications and its career opportunities. Applying a question-answer approach, it will then explore some of the main problems faced by biology in the last decades (such as genome sequencing and annotation or sequence-based search) and it will analyze in depth some of the computational methods provided by the emerging field of Bioinformatics. Lecture content will be complemented with home based assignments. No prior programming skills or biology knowledge are strictly required, but students are expected to have basic knowledge in either molecular biology or algorithmic techniques, and to acquire complementary knowledge within the course. The course is intended for a multidisciplinary audience with an emphasis on BINF, CMSC, BIOL, MATH, STAT and IS majors.
   Course ID: 100232
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 295
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH151 or MATH151H with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 316L (2.00)

Phage Hunters Genome Analysis

In Phage Hunters Genome Analysis, participants will utilize state of the art computer programs to annotate complete bacteriophage genome sequences generated in Genetics Lab ¿ Phage Hunters Edition (BIOL 302L), and identify the unknown bacteriophages. The course includes a large degree of self-paced investigative work. Recommended Course Preparation: CMSC 104 and/or BIOL 313
   Course ID: 101846
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 302 and 300L with a C or better

BIOL 340L (2.00)

Developmental Biology Laboratory

This is a laboratory course designed to give students exposure to the different techniques and organisms commonly used in Cell and Developmental Biology research. We will be working with a variety of embryos, such as Drosophila, zebrafish, C. elegans, chicken, and axolotl. The major concepts that we will focus on include: gene regulation, both at the nucleotide level and at the chromatin level; pattern formation and cell-signaling; cell migration and cell-cell adhesion; and cell fate determination. The laboratory exercises will allow students to observe normal early embryonic development as well as experimentally manipulate embryos at different stages of early development. By comparing and contrasting these two situations, along with class discussions, students will further their understanding of many of the basic cellular and developmental processes seen in multicellular organisms.
   Course ID: 052509
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL300L or BIOL303L and BIOL303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 390 (1.00 - 3.00)

Introduction to the Honors University for Transfer Students in the Life Sciences

   Course ID: 052516
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 395 (2.00)

MARC U*STAR Writing in the Sciences

Students in this course will examine and produce the basic forms of professional writing encountered in science careers. They will critique the work of their peers, and learn to analyze scientific literature. Specific assignments include writing review articles, CVs and personal statements for graduate school and funding agencies. This course does not fulfill Writing Intensive (WI) requirements.
   Course ID: 100096
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 396 (2.00)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship

This service-learning course is designed for undergraduate teaching assistants in biology courses. Students must be recommended in writing by the faculty member teaching the course and be approved by the department. Student work must be performed in a course taught by a full-time member of the Biological Sciences department faculty and must have a significant learning component. To qualify, students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA in all biology courses taken (including repeated biology courses). In addition to their teaching responsibilities, students will attend a mandatory weekly session on effective teaching methods taught by a member of the biology faculty. P/F grading only, one credit will be earned for the mandatory weekly session and one credit for the teaching and teaching preparation hours of qualified work during an academic semester. A maximum of eight credits of BIOL 396 is allowed. Successful completion of the course for which they will be a teaching assistant and permission of the instructor are required. Recommended Preparation: Passing the course in which they will serve as a teaching assistant. Variable credit course repeatable up to 8 credits.
   Course ID: 052517
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 397 (1.00)

Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research

Individuals involved in contemporary scientific research have ethical responsibilities for their conduct. The goal of this course is to provide students considering a career in scientific research with a framework for establishing appropriate scientific integrity. A variety of relevant topics will be discussed,including fraud and misconduct, peer review, obligations and rights of students and mentors, ethical conduct in animal and human experimentation, ownership of data, reagents, intellectual property, authorship and conflict of interest. This course is repeatable up to 12 credits.
   Course ID: 052518
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Ethics/Integ Scient Res, Scientific Writing, Scientific Writing: Art of Abstracts & Application

BIOL 398 (1.00 - 4.00)

Co-op Internship in the Biological Sciences

This course is designed for UMBC degree-seeking students who are employed outside of the university as volunteers or for compensation, provided the following criteria are met. The work must be performed at an institution, agency or company that is a participating employer in UMBC's Cooperative Education Program; and the work performed by the student must have a significant learning component in the biological sciences as judged by the biology internship coordinator in consultation with the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences. P/F credit only, earned at the rate of one credit for every 50 hours of qualified work during an academic session. Recommended Preparation: 45 total credits earned, including BIOL302. Variable credit course repeatable up to 4 credits.
   Course ID: 052520
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies

BIOL 399 (1.00 - 3.00)

Tutorial Projects in Biological Sciences

Independent studies carried out with the supervision of a faculty member. Recommended Preparation: Upper-class standing. Variable credit course repeatable up to 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052521
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

BIOL 405 (4.00)

Advanced Topics in Comparative Physiology

This course takes a comparative approach to the study of how various selective pressures have resulted in the evolution of specific solutions to physiological problems. These solutions are viewed within the context of the fundamental limitations of biological evolution that are set by the physical and chemical properties of matter. The specific topic will change from semester to semester. Representative topics might include vision, temperature regulation and thermal tolerance, renal physiology or cognitive neurophysiology. Most of the material covered will be from original research reports that will be evaluated critically by each student. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 305, CHEM 351 and MATH 151. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052522
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Adv Animal Physiology, Advanced Topics In Comp

BIOL 410 (4.00)

Modeling in the Life Sciences

Humans possess a superior ability to generate new knowledge by extrapolating from past experiences and creating and manipulating abstract models. This natural ability reaches its full potential when it is enhanced with the scientific tools of experimental design, mathematics, logic, and computer simulation. BIOL 412 will be offered as an introduction to the science (and art) of creating and using quantitative models. It will include classroom lectures, activities and computer-based exercises intended to illustrate and implement the five basic elements of scientific modeling: experimental design, data acquisition and analysis, model formulation, and simulation. The primary objective of this course will be to engage students in an environment structured to use quantitative models to solve practical problems in biology and biochemistry. This course will not have as objectives to teach formal mathematics, computer programming, or computer science.
   Course ID: 102053
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 142 and CHEM 101 and [STAT 350 or MATH 151 or MATH 155]

BIOL 411 (4.00)

Bacterial Physiology

The combined approaches of bacterial genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry are applied to the study of bacterial physiological processes. An emphasis is placed on examining adaptation strategies used by bacteria upon encountering alterations in environment. Topics include mechanisms of transcriptional, translational and post-translational control; regulation of carbon and nitrogen metabolism; biosynthesis; energy transduction; signal transduction systems; and bacterial development.
   Course ID: 052523
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 412 (4.00)

Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology

This advanced course analyzes principles and current topics in bacterial physiology, genetics, and metabolism. The study of microorganisms as a complex system will be considered in the context of the transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome. Topics will include regulatory networks used for complex metabolic processes, how microbes sense their surroundings, mechanisms microbes use to survive in extreme environments, and biotechnological applications of studying microbial systems.
   Course ID: 102009
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: BIOL 612
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 414 (4.00)

Eukaryotics Genetics and Molecular Biology

Genetics and molecular biology of lower and higher eukaryotes and their viruses. The course will focus on the maintenance and expression of genetic material as it relates to cell growth and development. It will cover current topics in the molecular genetics of several lower and higher eukaryotes at an advanced level, including mechanisms of genetic control that operate at the level of DNA replication, transcription and translation. Topics to include the molecular basis of phenomena such as gene amplification, global control of transcription initiation, protein sorting and secretion, control of yeast mating type as a model for development, the origin of antigen diversity, oncogenesis, pattern formation in Drosophila and sex determination in mammals.
   Course ID: 052524
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 418 (4.00)

Human Molecular Biology

The approaches of molecular biology and modern cell biology as applied to the study of both normal and diseased human states. Where appropriate, the analysis of other model mammalian experimental systems may be included. The course will involve the critical reading and discussion of relevant research literature and the preparation of one or more papers on specific issues or topics. The precise topics covered in any one semester will depend on the interest of the faculty and students, and with current developments in the field. Possible topics include: the molecular and cellular basis for human diseases, human molecular genetics, the human genome and proteomic project, human genetic therapy and human evolution. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 302 and 303. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052527
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 420 (4.00)

Advanced Topics in Cell Biology

Contemporary problems of structure and function at the cellular level through a critical examination of current literature. The course includes both lecture material, with an emphasis on the experimental basis of current knowledge, and presentations by students of oral and written reports on selected topics. The area covered in any semester varies according to recent developments in the field and according to the interests of the students and faculty. The list of available areas includes structure and function of biomembranes; composition, structure and replication of chromosomes; assembly, growth and reproduction of cytoplasmicorganelles; cellular growth and division; regulation of cellular function; nuclear-cytoplasmic interactions; cytoskeletal structure and assembly. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052528
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Epigenetics, Small RNAs in Gene Regulation, Virology, Cellular Aging
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 422L (4.00)

Microscopy in the Biological Sciences

Theory and practice of the study of biological materials, using a variety of contemporary microscopic techniques. These include scanning and transmission electron microscopy and laser confocal scanning light microscopy. Specimens will be prepared for examination by each of these instruments; both group and individual projects will be pursued to develop confidence in applying the many specimen preparation procedures available and use of the appropriate instrumentation. Procedures required for production of finished micrographs are included. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 303 with a grade of "C" or better.
   Course ID: 052529
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture

BIOL 425 (4.00)

Immunology

This course pursues in depth the rapidly expanding areas of cellular, humoral and tumor immunology. Following a brief overview of the immune system's response to exogenous antigen, the course concentrates on such topics as antibody production and structure, lymphocyte subpopulations, cell-cell interactions, cell-mediated immune responses, cell surface alloantigens, histocompatibility immungenetics,transplantation and tumor immunology. The exact content of the course varies from year to year depending on the status of research in the field.
   Course ID: 052532
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 426 (4.00)

Approaches to Molecular Biology

This course will analyze, with class discussions and reading of scientific literature, the various methods used to study the molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It will include such topics as restriction mapping, DNA sequencing,cloning strategies and vectors, library construction and screening, probing the sequence organization of DNA and genes, and other current topics relevant to the regulation of the expression of genetic information.
   Course ID: 052533
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 428 (4.00)

Computer Applications in Molecular Biology

This course is designed as an introduction for biology and biochemistry students to the use of applications software in the analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequence data. Topics will include operating systems; telecommunications with off campus database; and specific software packages for general and analytical treatment of DNA, RNA and protein sequence data. Some elementary programming will be included.
   Course ID: 052535
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 430 (4.00)

Biological Chemistry

An introductory course describing the essential principles of biochemistry. Topics include the structure and characterization of biological macromolecules, the energetics and thermodynamics of coupled biological reactions, and enzymology. The most important metabolic pathways are described, emphasizing their cellular compartmentalization, integration and control.
   Course ID: 052536
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 303 and CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 434 (4.00)

Microbial Molecular Genetics

The approaches of microbial genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry are combined for the study of the molecular mechanisms regulating gene expression in bacteria. Emphasis is placed on critical reading of research literature.
   Course ID: 052539
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL302 and BIOL303 and CHEM 351 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 442 (3.00)

Developmental Biology

A lecture course that considers the two major aspects of animal development: the means by which, starting with a fertilized egg, progeny cells progressively differentiate from their precursors and one another to produce the ultimate diversity of the multicellular organism; and the processes by which this increasingly complex population of cells is synthesized into a single integrated organism.
   Course ID: 052544
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 443 (4.00)

Advanced Topics in Developmental Biology

Designed to emphasize cellular, molecular and biochemical aspects of basic developmental questions, this course introduces the student to modern approaches to determination, differentiation and morpho-genesis. Experimental design and analysis of data are emphasized. Possible topics include molecular and cellular aspects of gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis and continuous development in the adult; mechanisms of intra- and intercellular communication; and pattern formation and positional information. Developmental model systems using unicellular organisms are considered. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052545
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 442 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 444 (4.00)

Development and Cancer

This course will explore at the molecular level the interface between animal development and cancer. Through a combination of didactic lectures, reading of the primary scientific literature, and in-class presentations students will explore the latest advances in understanding how the processes that govern normal cell growth and differentiation become altered in cancer. Topics will include signaling mechanisms, stem cell biology, and cell cycle control.
   Course ID: 052546
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 445 (4.00)

Signal Transduction

This course will examine some of the methods by which the reception of signals from the environment leads to the changes in gene and protein activity in responding cells that constitute a biological response. Signal transduction in the context of developmental biology and neurobiology will be the main area of study. Six to eight topics will be emphasized through critical reading, analysis and presentation of original articles from primary literature. The use of genetic, molecular and biochemical techniques to address questions in the field of signal transduction will be examined.
   Course ID: 052547
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 451 (4.00)

Neurobiology

Covers nervous system function at the cellular level, ionic mechanisms underlying electrical activity in nerve cells, the physiology of synapses, transduction and integration of sensory information, activity in populations of neurons, the specification of neuronal connections, and trophic and plastic properties of nerve cells.
   Course ID: 052548
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 305 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 453 (4.00)

Physiological Bases of Behavior

Studies of important adaptation behavioral patterns and their physiological bases. The course begins with some basic principles of the study of animal behavior followed by special topics such as sexual behavior, feeding, prey capture and predator evasion.
   Course ID: 052550
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 305 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 454 (4.00)

Vision Science

This course will focus in depth on visual systems of animals and humans. Coverage will span the range of modern research from the biochemistry and physiology of the photoreceptors to the ecology, evolution and functional optimization of visual systems. Topics include visual pigments, biochemical basis of phototransduction, visual processing and organization of visual centers of the brain, eyes, optical arrays, visual evolution and ecology.
   Course ID: 052551
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 305 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 456 (4.00)

Plant Molecular Biology

This course is focused on exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying plant physiology and development, and it is designed to foster interactive learning. Following a brief review of some important principles and techniques inmolecular biology, this course pursues, in depth, such topics as meristems, flower and embryo development, signal transduction of environmental cues, hormonal regulation of gene expression, pathogenic and symbiotic plant microbe interactions, and other current topics. Molecular genetic approaches using model systems are stressed throughout the course.
   Course ID: 052553
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 457 (4.00)

Physiology of Marine and Estuarine Animals.

A study of the physiological specializations demanded by marine/estuarine environments, including physiological mechanisms for coping with stresses imposed by extremes of temperature, salinity, aerial exposure and low oxygen concentrations; sensory physiology, including visual, chemical and mechanical modalities; exogenous and endogenous rhythms related to tidal or diel cycles; and bioluminescence. The course includes one or more trips to field laboratories.
   Course ID: 052554
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 305 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 463 (4.00)

Theoretical and Quantitative Biology

A course in probability and advanced biostatistics. Topics will include the elementary mathematical techniques used in biology and medicine, the relationships among probability distributions used in standard statistical tests, univariate linear and nonlinear analysis, correlation matrices, multivariate analysis and path analysis, cluster analysis, and discriminant and principal component analysis. Students will present examples of the analysis from the literature. The class will solve problems, and each student will analyze a set of experimental data. Recommended Preparation: STAT 350 and BIOL 301.
   Course ID: 052558
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture

BIOL 466 (4.00)

Population and Quantitative Genetics

The emphasis in this course is the study in natural populations of characters whose variation is controlled by multiple genes. The foundations in Mendelian and population genetics are described, followed by a comprehensive treatment of the field of quantitative genetics and then by a discussion of the place of quantitative genetics in behavioral genetics, physiological ecology and in population biology in general. Recommended Preparation: STAT 350 and BIOL301
   Course ID: 052561
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 468 (4.00)

Ecology of Rivers and Streams

This course provides an understanding of the structure and functions of lotic ecosystems and how these systems operate in terms of energetics,interactions among component species, and the physical and chemical properties of undisturbed and disturbed watersheds. Special attention will be given to the relationships between biodiversity, species substitutability and ecosystem processing as they relate to the conservation and protection of rivers, streams and non-tidal wetlands. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 301, CHEM 102 and junior standing.
   Course ID: 052563
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

BIOL 470 (4.00)

General Virology

This course is a comprehensive overview of virology, with an emphasis on animal viruses. Topics include the physical and chemical nature of viruses, techniques used to study viruses in the laboratory, virus replication and genetics, virus-host interactions, and antiviral strategies. Recommended Course Description:BIOL 303
   Course ID: 052564
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 476 (4.00)

Antibotics: Origin, Mechanism, Resistance

Infectious agents, the bacteria and viruses, accounted for 57 percent of the deaths in the U.S. in 1900 and less than 4 percent in 1990. The discovery and application of antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents are largely responsible for this dramatic reversal. In this course the origin of selected chemotherapeutic agents, their detailed mode of action and the basis for emergence of resistant microbial populations will be discussed. Similarly, the action of selected drugs used in chemotherapy, which attempts to control cancer cell growth, will be outlined. The principle of rational drug design and radical "new" methods of attacking microbial populations will be explored.
   Course ID: 052566
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL302 and BIOL303 and CHEM 351 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 477 (4.00)

Applications of Biodetection Approaches

The ability to detect and identify genetic and protein markers forms a common theme for many different fields of biological sciences including medical diagnostics, environmental microbiology, food/water safety, biodefense/homeland security, and veterinary science. Because of its central role throughout a diverse set of biological disciplines the methods and approaches for biodetection are extremely varied and wide-ranging. This course begins with basic detection approaches and continues with examples of principles guiding biodetection by relating each approach to important present-day challenges facing society. The course will also include an in-depth analysis of biological principles guiding detection strategies to understand not only the potential but also the limitations of each approach.
   Course ID: 100462
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 302 and BIOL 303 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 480 (4.00)

Animal Behavior

This course explores the general themes and important questions in animal behavior. We cover subjects that examine how and why animals interact in the way they do with each other and with their environment. Topics will include the genetics of behavior, behavioral development, learning, animal communication, habitat selection, foraging, sexual selection, and mating systems, among others. This is a quantitative course; a familiarity with basic statistics and mathematics is assumed.
   Course ID: 100498
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL 142. with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 481 (4.00)

Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Biology

This advanced course analyzes principles of and current topics in evolutionary biology. The study of evolution informs every facet of biological inquiry and every level of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. Topics will vary across semesters according to current research and the interests of faculty. Representative topics may include the origin of species, natural and sexual selection, neutral theory, comparative methods, and evolutionary ecology. The course is a mix of lectures, problem-based learning, and student-led presentations of primary research literature. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 102010
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: BIOL 681
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL142 and BIOL302

BIOL 483 (4.00)

Evolution: From Genes to Genomes

This is a combined lecture and hands-on computing course comprising four major sections that study the applications of evolutionary theory to the exploration and analysis of phenotypic and biological sequence data. We will begin by building a sound conceptual basis for the theory of evolution, including an introduction to population genetics. Real biological sequence data then will be introduced and used to illustrate and extend this theory. From here, the focus will shift to some major branches of current evolutionary research, introducing recent published work for each topic. Finally, we will stage a series of student-led debates that require application of the science that has been learned to current socio-political areas of controversy.
   Course ID: 052567
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed BIOL 301 and BIOL 302 with a grade of C or better.

BIOL 486 (4.00)

Genome Science

Life science at the whole genome level represents a rapidly expanding new paradigm that defines a new field, genome science. BIOL 486 provides students with the requisites for understanding genome science and includes experimental basics of functional genomics and analytical basics of bioinformatics. Biomedical and agricultural research are developing the potential of genome science, in both the public and private sectors. Important questions that have been unapproachable are now thought to be within reach. For example, students in BIOL 486 will learn how genome science may provide tools to unravel the arcane genetics of complex diseases and traits. Information sources will include textbook(s), primary literature and computer methods.
   Course ID: 052570
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete STAT350 or STAT355 and BIOL302 and CHEM351 with a grade of 'C' or better.

BIOL 495 (2.00 - 4.00)

Seminar in Bioinformatics

A "capstone" seminar course for students in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program. Students will be introduced to examples of the integrated uses of the various disciplines that together comprise bioinformatics and computational biology. Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052574
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete BIOL313 and BIOL430; and CMSC341 with a grade of 'C' or better.CMSC341 can be taken concurrently.

BIOL 497H (3.00)

Honors Capstone course

Students who are pursuing departmental honors will write and submit a scholarly paper reporting on the outcome of their senior research project, and will present their research either orally or as a poster, at one or more public forums, as decided by the Departmental Honors committee. Students will also be expected to attend at least 12 departmental seminars and prepare at least 6 one page abstracts of these seminars. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052575
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have been admitted to the Honors College to take this course.

BIOL 499 (1.00 - 4.00)

Undergraduate Laboratory/Field Research

Original laboratory or field research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Variable credit course is repeatable up to 8 credit.
   Course ID: 052576
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 499H

BIOL 499H (1.00 - 6.00)

Undergraduate Laboratory/Field Research-Honors

Original laboratory or field research for students in the Biological Sciences Honors Program to be conducted under the supervision of an UMBC faculty member. Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052577
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: BIOL 499

BIOL 499L (1.00)

Undergraduate Research Seminar

BIOL students (BS only) may use independent research in the laboratory of a faculty member as a substitute for one of the upper level laboratory classes required by the major. To do so, students must register for BIOL 499 for two semesters in a row. In the second semester they must also register for this course, BIOL 499L, in which they will give oral presentations and write a final paper about their research project. Recommended Course Preparation:BIOL 300L
   Course ID: 100637
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

Mathematics

MATH 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Students will be introduced to many topics from comtemporary mathematics. These are especially of interest to students in the social and information sciences. Topics include networks and graphs, the traveling salesman problem, scheduling linear programming, social choice, voting systems game theory, fair division, patterns, tilings form, similarity and symmetry.
   Course ID: 055191
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam or passed MATH 106 with a grade of 'C' or better to enroll in this course.

MATH 106 (3.00)

Algebra and Elementary Functions

An introduction to the basic techniques and functions of mathematics. This course is especially recommended for those students who need to brush up due to a shaky high school preparation or for those who haven't had a mathematics course in several years. Topics include linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomials; and rational functions and their inverses, including the exponential and the logarithm.
   Course ID: 055194
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture, Seminar
   Course Equivalents: MATH 106Y
   Requirement Group: You must score a 2 or 3 on the LRC placement exam or have completed LRC 99 with a grade of 'C' or better to enroll in this course.

MATH 106Y (4.00)

Algebra and Elementary Functions

An introduction to the basic techniques and functions of mathematics. This course is especially recommended for those students who need to brush up due to a shaky high school preparation or for those who haven't had a mathematics course in several years. Topics include linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomials; and rational functions and their inverses, including the exponential and the logarithm.
   Course ID: 055195
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 106
   Requirement Group: You must score a 2 or 3 on the LRC placement exam or have completed LRC 99 with a grade of 'C' or better to enroll in this course.

MATH 115 (3.00)

Finite Mathematics

An introduction to linear algebra, matrices, set theory, combinatorial analysis and probability theory. Appropriate for students desiring a knowledge of elementary linear algebra and probability theory. Note: Not open to students who have passed any of MATH 221, STAT 350, 351, 355, 356 or 451.
   Course ID: 055196
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 106 or 106Y with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 131 (4.00)

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

Intended primarily for prospective elementary school teachers. Structural aspects of mathematics and the 'why' of arithmetical computations. Topics include sets, functions, logic, numbers and number systems, numeration systems, properties of mathematical operations, techniques for computation, decimals, elementary number theory, metric and non-metric geometry, elements of probability and statistics. Note: Enrollment is intended primarily for students pursuing certification in elementary or secondary education:
   Course ID: 055198
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 106 or 106Y with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 3 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 132 (4.00)

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

Continuation of MATH 131.
   Course ID: 055199
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 106 or 106Y with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 3 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 140 (3.00)

Differential Calculus

This course covers the fundamentals of the differential calculus with review of notions of analytic geometry and trigonometry as needed. Content includes limits; rate of change and velocity; derivatives and rules of differentiation; differentiation of polynomial, algebraic and trigonometric functions; curve sketching and optimization problems; and differentiation of inverse functions, anti-derivatives and indefinite integrals. Note: Math 140 does not cover all the material of Math 151. It is equivalent to the first quarter of calculus at institutions on the quarter system.
   Course ID: 055200
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 150 with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 141 (3.00)

Integral Calculus

Topics of this course include: computation of areas, definition of the definite integral, integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of integrals, the calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, basic and advanced techniques of integration, numerical integration and improper integrals. Note: The combination of Math 140 and Math 141 includes all of the material of Math 151 and can serve as a prerequisite to Math 152. Math 141 is equivalent to the second quarter of calculus at an institution on the quarter system.
   Course ID: 055201
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 140 or MATH155B with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this class.

MATH 142 (3.00)

Calculus Applications and Infinite Series

Topics of this course include: first introduction to differential equations; further applications of the differential and integral calculus; infinite sequences and series; Taylor and Maclaurin series for functions, including the trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Note: Completion of this course is equivalent to completion of Math 152. This is equivalent to the third quarter of calculus at institutions on the quarter system.
   Course ID: 055202
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 141 with a grade of "C" or better before you can enroll in this class.

MATH 150 (4.00)

Precalculus Mathematics

This course provides the mathematical preparation necessary for success in calculus. It also provides preparation for basic physics, computer science and engineering science courses. Topics covered include review of functions and graphing techniques; logarithmic and exponential functions; review of basic right-angle trigonometry followed by an extensive treatment of trigonometric functions, identities and applications to the analytic geometry of the conic sections, applications to two-dimensional vectors and to the geometry of complex numbers.
   Course ID: 055203
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 106 or 106Y with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 4 or 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 151 (4.00)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Topics of this course include limits, continuity, the rate of change, derivatives, differentiations formulas for algebraic and trigonometric functions, maxima and minima, integration and computation of areas. Areas and volumes of solids of revolution, applications. Note: Non-science oriented students should consider Math 155. Credit will not be given for both Math 151 and Math 155.
   Course ID: 055205
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 151H
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 150 with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 151H (4.00)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I - Honors

Topics of this course include limits, continuity, the rate of change, derivatives, differentiations formulas for algebraic and trigonometric functions, maxima and minima, integration and computation of areas. Areas and volumes of solids of revolution, applications. Note: Non-science oriented students should consider Math 155. Credit will not be given for both Math 151 and Math 155.
   Course ID: 055206
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 151
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the HONORS COLLEGE and have completed MATH 150 with a C or better or scored a 5 on the LRC MATH Placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 152 (4.00)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Topics of this course include logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, hyperbolic functions, sequences and infinite series, power series, Taylor series, applications, conic sections and polar coordinates.
   Course ID: 055208
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 152H
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH151 or MATH141 or MATH155B with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

MATH 152H (4.00)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II - Honors

Topics of this course include logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, hyperbolic functions, sequences and infinite series, power series, Taylor series, applications, conic sections and polar coordinates.
   Course ID: 055209
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 152
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College, and must be completed Math 151 or Math 151H or Math 141 or Math 155 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 155 (4.00)

Applied Calculus

Basic ideas of differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on elementary techniques of differentiation and integration with applications, are treated in this course. Technology will be utilized to enhance understanding of the concepts and their applications. Not recommended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or physical sciences. Note: Credit will not be given for both MATH 151 and 155.
   Course ID: 055211
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 106 or 106Y with a grade of "C" or better or scored a 4 or 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam to enroll in this course.

MATH 155B (1.00)

Calculus of Trigonometric Functions

The main topics of this course are the differentiation and integration of trigonometric functions, together with a treatment in greater depth of topics in MATH 155.
   Course ID: 055212
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 155 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this class.

MATH 215 (3.00)

Applied Finite Mathematics

The basic linear algebra of matrices used for solutions of large scale systems of linear equations is treated. Applications of matrices such as Leontieff models of multi-sector economics and the basics of the simplex method for solving linear economic optimization problems are discussed. Fundamental concepts of probability including basic combinatorial methods for probabilistic computations are studied. An introduction is given to decision theory. This treatment is in the context of Bayesian or statistical decision theory, though game theoretic versions may be discussed. Possible optional topics may include elementary Markov chains or the matrix algebra of spreadsheet operations.
   Course ID: 055215
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 141 or MATH151 or MATH155 or MATH380 with a grade of 'C' or better or scored a 5 on the MATH placement exam before you can enroll in this course.

MATH 221 (3.00)

Introduction to Linear Algebra

Topics of this course include: linear equations, Gauss-Jordan reduction, matrices and determinants and their properties, vector spaces and subspaces, basis and dimension, linear transformations, kernel and range, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and matrix diagonalization.
   Course ID: 055216
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 221H
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH141 or MATH151 or MATH380 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 221H (3.00)

Introduction to Linear Algebra - Honors

Topics of this course include: linear equations, Gauss-Jordan reduction, matrices and determinants and their properties, vector spaces and subspaces, basis and dimension, linear transformations, kernel and range, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and matrix diagonalization.
   Course ID: 055217
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 221
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College and have completed Math 141, or Math 151 or MATH 151H or Math 380 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 225 (3.00)

Introduction to Differential Equations

Topics of this course include: solutions of first- and second order linear differential equations, non-linear exact and separable equations, integrating factors, homogeneous equations, higher-order linear equations, initial and boundary value problems, solutions as functions of the equation parameters, Laplace transforms, power series solutions for Bessel and Legendre equations, difference equations and numerical methods. Recommended Preparation: MATH 251.
   Course ID: 055218
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142 or MATH 152 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 233 (3.00)

Fundamentals of Geometry

In this course, the student will learn and apply the principles of geometry as well as recognize and understand their relevance to the real world. Topics include fundamental concepts and patterns; geometric reasoning and proof; parallel and perpendicular lines as they relate to Euclidean, hyperbolic and elliptical geometry; triangle relationships and triangle congruence; exploring quadrilaterals; transformations and similarity; investigating right triangles, polygons, surface area and volume, and circles. Throughout the course, special emphasis is given to problem-solving techniques.
   Course ID: 100002
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 132 or MATH 150 with a grade of 'C' or better or have scored a 4 or 5 on the MATH placement exam.

MATH 251 (4.00)

Multivariable Calculus

Topics of this course include: vectors, lines, planes and surfaces in three dimensions. Vector functions and their derivatives. Partial derivatives, gradients, directional derivatives, maxima, minima and Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals, area, volume, surface area, integration in different coordinate systems. Line integral, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem and divergence theorem.
   Course ID: 055219
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 251H
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142 or MATH 152 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 251H (4.00)

Multivariable Calculus

Topics of this course include: vectors, lines, planes and surfaces in three dimensions. Vector functions and their derivatives. Partial derivatives, gradients, directional derivatives, maxima, minima and Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals, area, volume, surface area, integration in different coordinate systems. Line integral, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem and divergence theorem.
   Course ID: 100128
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MATH 251
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College and completed Math142 or Math152 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 290 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Mathematics

   Course ID: 055222
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Special Topics In Math, Top:Probabilty & Science, Topics: Calculus, Meyerhoff-Advance Calc, Spec Topics In Math, Insights Into Mathematic, Probability And Science, Topics In Math-Meyerhoff, Advanced Calculus, Topics: Calculus, Sp Topics In Math, Topics In Math:Meyerhoff, Creative Methods Of Math, Meyerhoff Scholarship, Calculus, Topics In Calculus

MATH 299 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Mathematics

   Course ID: 055223
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MATH 301 (4.00)

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I

This course is a systematic study of basic analysis with an emphasis on formal proofs, examples and counter examples. Topics include properties of the real line, sequences, series, limits, continuity and differentiation of functions, and Riemann Integration. Note: Highly recommended is CMSC 203.
   Course ID: 055224
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142 or MATH 152 in addition to MATH 221 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 302 (3.00)

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II

Topics of this course include: continuity, differentiation of functions of several variables, uniform convergence of sequences of functions, multiple integration, contraction mapping principle, and implicit and inverse function theorems. Note: Credit will not be given for both Math 302 and Math 401.
   Course ID: 055225
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 251 and MATH 301 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 306 (3.00)

Geometry

Topics of this course are to be selected from foundations of geometry, modern Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry and its subgeometries.
   Course ID: 055227
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 341 (3.00)

Computational Methods

Basic computational methods for interpolation, systems of linear equations, least squares approximation, numerical quadrature, numerical solution of polynomial and transcendental equations. Emphasis on the methods and their computational properties, rather than on their analytic aspects.
   Course ID: 055228
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142 or MATH 152 in addition to having completed MATH 221 and CMSC 201 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 355 (3.00)

Biomathematics

Topics in this course include: Introductions to discrete-time dynamical and continuous time differential equations with an emphasis on nonlinear interactions applied to biological systems; Basic stability analysis, graphical analysis, solution techniques; Introduction to probability to address randomness in biological processes including probability distributions; Basics of descriptive statistics in relation to the probabilistic models.
   Course ID: 101992
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH152 and MATH 221 with a C or better.

MATH 380 (3.00)

Introduction to Operations Research

Linear programming, including the simplex method. Transportation, assignment and transhipment problems. Network problems. Not recommended for mathematics/statistics or computer science majors. Note: Credit will not be given for both Math 380 and Math 381.
   Course ID: 055231
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 115 or MATH 150 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 381 (3.00)

Linear Methods in Operations Research

Introduction to convex sets. Theory of linear programming. Applications to transportation and assignment problems. Introduction to graphs with applications to network problems, including shortest route and maximum flow problems. Introduction to game theory. Note: Credit will not be given for both Math 380 and Math 381.
   Course ID: 055232
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 385 (3.00)

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

This is a project-oriented course offering the opportunity to discover how various real world problems can be described and analyzed with the aid of simple mathematical models and computer simulations. Possible project topics include operation of a fuse, spread of pollutants in a river, propagation of an infectious disease, traffic flow on a highway, oscillating chemical reactions, etc. Specific selection of problems will depend on the background and interests of the students enrolled in the course. Students seeking elementary teacher certification in science or math are particularly welcome. This course incorporates constructivist principles and has been designed as an MCTP course for students in the Maryland collaborative for Teacher Preparation Program.
   Course ID: 055234
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH225 or MATH355 w/ a C or better

MATH 390 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Mathematics

   Course ID: 055236
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Intro. to Financial Math for Actuarial Students

MATH 401 (3.00)

Mathematical Analysis

Topics of this course include: elementary metric space topology, sequences, series, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integral, sequences and series of functions, and implicit and inverse function theorems. Note: Credit will not be given for both Math 302 and Math 401.
   Course ID: 055237
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 404 (3.00)

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations I

Quasi-linear and non-linear first-order equations, calculus of variations, linear second order equations and their classification, self-adjoint operators, Sturm Liouville problems and eigenfunction expansions, fundamental solutions and Green's functions, distributions, boundary and initial value problem for potential, wave and heat equations, integral transforms and asymptotic expansions.
   Course ID: 055239
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 225 and MATH 251 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this class.

MATH 407 (3.00)

Intro to Modern Algebra & Number Theory

The basic abstract algebraic structures (rings, integral domains, division rings, fields and Boolean algebra) will be introduced, and the fundamental concepts of number theory will be examined from an algebraic perspective. This will be done by examining the construction of the natural numbers from the Peano postulates, the construction of the integers from the natural numbers, the rationals as the field of quotients of the integers, the reals as the ordered field completion of the rationals and the complex numbers as the algebraic completion of the reals. The basic concepts of number theory lead to modular arithmetic; ideals in rings; and to examples of integral domains, division rings and fields as quotient rings. The concept of primes yields the algebraic concepts of unique factorization domains, Euclidean rings, and prime and maximal ideals of rings. Examples of symmetries in number theory and geometry lead to the concept of groups whose fundamental properties and applications will be explored.
   Course ID: 055241
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 408 (3.00)

Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Topics of this course include a deeper examination of the structure of groups, including Sylow theorems and the fundamental theorem of abelian groups; a further study of rings, including modules and linear algebra over rings; polynomial and matrix rings; field theory, including Galois theory; and applications such as nonsolubility of quintic polynomials by radicals and geometric nonconstructilibity.
   Course ID: 055242
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 407 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 409 (3.00)

Introduction to Mathematical Logic

Propositional and first-order logic are developed. The basic framework of formal languages, logical structures and their models is given. Formal deductive systems for logical proofs is set in an algorithmic framework. The completeness and compactness theorems for consistent axiom systems are proven, including the Lowenheim-Skolem theorems. The last half of the course focuses on the work of Goedel. Using Goedel's numbering of number theoretic formulae and proofs, his theorem asserting the incompleteness (inability to prove all true statements) of any consistent axiomatization of the natural numbers that is recursively given are proven. Related results of Tarski and Rosser, his second incompleteness theorem; the impossibility of Peano arithmetic, if consistent, to prove its own consistency are also proven. Time permitting, the course will introduce Goedel's proof of the consistency of Cantor's continuum hypothesis and axiom of choice with the usual axioms of set theory.
   Course ID: 055243
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 or CMSC 441 or PHIL 346 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 410 (3.00)

Introduction to Complex Analysis

Complex number plane and functions of a complex variable, differentiability and analyticity. Cauchy-Riemann equations, integration in the complex plane, Cauchy's theorem, power series, analytic continuation, Laurent series, improper integrals, gamma function, calculus of residues, evaluation of real integrals, argument principle, meromorphic functions and entire functions. Note: Recommended Math 301.
   Course ID: 055244
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 251 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 411 (3.00)

Linear Algebra

Topics of this course include finite-dimensional vector spaces, subspaces, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrices, linear functionals, dual space, dual-basis theorem, direct sum, quotient space, determinants, eigenvalues, minimal polynomial, characteristic polynomial, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, companion matrices, invariant subspaces, similarity, diagonalization, rational and Jordan canonical forms, nilpotent operators, inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, orthogonal matrices and spectral theorem.
   Course ID: 055245
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 413 (3.00)

Number Theory

Following a review of elementary number theory through Fermat's little theorem, the course treats: unique factorization, element orders, Euler's function and Carmichael's lambda functions, primitive elements, quadratic reciprocity,the prime-number theorem and elementary analytic number theory, and quadratic number fields. Optional topics may include: computational number theory, finite fields, cyclotomic fields and Fermat's last theorem.
   Course ID: 055247
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 407 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 421 (3.00)

Introduction to Topology

Topics of this course include metric spaces, topological spaces, derived topological spaces, separation axioms, closure and continuity, covering properties and compactness, connectedness, metrizability, complete metric spaces, and introduction to homotopy theory.
   Course ID: 055248
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 302 or MATH 401 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 423 (3.00)

Differential Geometry

The differential geometry of curves and surfaces, curvature and torsion, moving frames, the fundamental differential forms, and intrinsic geometry of a surface. Note: Recommended Preparation: Math 301.
   Course ID: 055249
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 and MATH 251 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 426 (2.00)

Introduction to Math Software Packages: MATLAB

The student will become familiar with the usage of Matlab, an advanced numerical linear algebra package that is widely used in teaching and research. Matlab is an interactive tool for high-performance numerical computations, visualization and programming. Matlab performs complex matrix algebra, computes matrix factorizations (such as LU, QR and SVD) and eigenvalues, solves linear systems of equations, provides extensive 2-D and 3-D visualization tools, and possesses programming tools used in scripts and functions..
   Course ID: 055251
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 152 or MTH221 and CMSC 201 with a C or better.

MATH 427 (1.00)

Mathematical Software Packages: Maple

The student will become familiar with the usage of Maple, an advanced computer algebra package that is widely used in teaching and research. Maple performs symbolic computations such as integration, differentiation, factoring and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear and non-linear systems, solving differential equations exactly or in power series, complex algebra, matrix algebra, plotting in 2-D and 3-D, and animated plots.
   Course ID: 055252
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 152 or MTH221 and CMSC 201 with a C or better.

MATH 430 (3.00)

Matrix Analysis

Topics in this course will include a review of basic matrix operations, determinants, rank, matrix inverse and solving linear equations. The course then will study partitioned matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, spectral decomposition, singular-value decomposition, orthogonal projections, idempotent matrices,quadratic forms, extrema of quadratic forms, non-negative definite and positive definite matrices, and matrix derivatives.
   Course ID: 055253
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 251 and MATH 301 with a grade of "C" or better.

MATH 432 (3.00)

History of Mathematics

An examination of the conceptual development of mathematics and the roles played by the people central to its development. Key periods of focus will be the Greco-Roman classical era, the development of mathematics from the Renaissance through the birth of the calculus, the rise of mathematical rigor and abstraction in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the continuing evolution of mathematics and its impact on modern society in the 20th century. Ancilliary topics such as ethno-mathematics and humanistic-mathematics may be addressed. Note: This course does not qualify as an upper division mathematics/statistics elective for majors or minors, but it does qualify as a supplementary elective.
   Course ID: 055254
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 441 (3.00)

Introduction to Numerical Analysis

Topics of this course include: numerical linear algebra, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of nonlinear equations, acceleration of convergence and numerical treatment of differential equations.
   Course ID: 055255
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC201 and Math225 and Math251 and Math301 with a grade of C or better before you can enroll in this class.

MATH 447 (3.00)

Introduction to Parallel Computing

This course introduces students to scientific computing on modern parallel computers. Examples of numerical algorithms will be taken from several areas of mathematics, including numerical analysis and numerical linear algebra. Students will discuss the implications of the parallel architecture on the design of numerical algorithms. Parallel computing equipment will be made available to students enrolled in the course. The course includes a significant portion of instruction dedicated to learning the parallel programming language on that machine. The class also includes a review of serial programming that is integrated into the presentation of sample codes.
   Course ID: 100326
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 201 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

MATH 452 (3.00)

Introduction to Stochastic Processes

This is a non-measure theoretic course. Topics include general Markov chains (branching process, queuing processes, birth and death processes, and Poisson processes), second-order processes (Gaussian processes and Wiener processes) and an introduction to stochastic differential equations.
   Course ID: 055256
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 355 or STAT 451 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 456 (3.00)

Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

Vector analysis and tensors, Sturm-Liouville problems and Fourier series, complex analysis, integral transforms and variational calculus.
   Course ID: 055257
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 221 and MATH 225 and MATH 251 with a grade of C or higher.

MATH 465 (3.00)

Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks

This course gives a systematic introduction to artificial neural networks, which represent a rather new and fundamentally different approach to computing and information processing. Providing parsimonious universal approximators for static and dynamic mappings, synthetic methodologies for building models and/or solutions, abilities to learn from and adapt to environments, and massively parallel computation paradigms, the artificial neural networks have formed a powerful approach to solving nonlinear or complex problems in a broad spectrum of areas including signal speech/image processing, system control, pattern recognition, robotics, financial management, digital communication, etc. This course will cover multi-layer perceptrons, recurrent neural nets, global minimization for training, adaptive and robust neural nets, neural filtering, identification # and control, support vector machines, self-organizing maps, etc.
   Course ID: 055260
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 and MATH 251 and MATH 301 and STAT 451 all with a grade of 'C' or better before you can enroll in this course.

MATH 469 (3.00)

Mathematical Physiology

Mathematical Physiology develops qualitative and quantitative mathematical models of and answers to questions in physiology. The objective of this course is to expose students from any of a number of scientific disciplines, who have a background in ordinary differential equations, basic biology, and some computation (i.e., familiarity with software such as Matlab), to the exciting synergy of mathematics and physiology. The course will use ordinary differential equations to study non-dimensionalization, asymptotic and perturbation theory, and bifurcation theory. We will perform stochastic simulation and derive certain partial differential equations. These techniques will be applied to physiological topics from biochemical reactions and ion channel kinetics to systems involving cardiac, pancreatic, or neuronal function and malfunction. Recommended Course Preparation: BIOL141 or equivalent.
   Course ID: 101913
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 225 with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

MATH 475 (3.00)

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

General enumeration methods, difference equations, generating functions. Elements of graph theory, including transport networks, matching theory and graph algorithms. Introduction to finite geometries and block designs.
   Course ID: 055265
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 476 (3.00)

Introduction to Game Theory

Purely non-cooperative or zero-sum games between two players are introduced. In simple cases, solutions of such games use techniques of saddle points or other geometric means. VonNeumann's Min-Max theorem assures optimal mixed strategies. In general, linear programming techniques must be employed. Study of convex sets in Euclidean spaces, in particular of polyhedra, and polytopes is necessary for full understanding of the general case. In non-zero sum situations with two or more players, the fundamental results of John Nash assuring equilibria in mixed strategies and on arbitration or bargaining schemes are studied. For cooperative games with many players, several solution concepts are studied, including Shapley values and core allocations. Diverse application are considered. Purely noncooperative or zero-sum games between two players are introduced. Solutions of such entail techniques of finding saddle points or geometric means in simple cases.
   Course ID: 055266
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 and MATH 251 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 479 (1.00)

Mathematical Problem Solving Seminar

Mathematical problem-solving techniques, mathematical communication skills. Problem sessions with problems ranging from pre-calculus to analysis, algebra, geometry, combinatorics and probability. Problems ranging from quickies to mini research problems. Students will develop and reinforce skills from previous mathematics courses and will be introduced to topics from more advanced courses.
   Course ID: 055267
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Math Problem Solving Sem

MATH 480 (1.00)

Senior Seminar

   Course ID: 055268
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MATH 481 (3.00)

Mathematical Modeling

Derivation and analysis of mathematical models of phenomena from physics, engineering and other exact sciences. Topics include stability of equilibria of dynamical systems with emphasis on the qualitative aspects of solutions, phase plane analysis and linearization of non-linear systems. Additional topics from catastrophe theory, bifurcation, optimization and chaos will be covered as time permits. Examples will be drawn from population dynamics, flywheel governor, a model for heartbeat, bang-bang controls, self-sustained oscillations and morphogenesis.
   Course ID: 055269
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 221 and MATH 225 and MATH 251 with a grade of C or higher.

MATH 482 (3.00)

Nonlinear Optimization

Introduction to convex analysis. One-dimensional minimization. Unconstrained optimization in algorithms, global convergence and rates of convergence. Quasi-Newton techniques. Convex programming: optimality conditions and duality. Penalty and Barrier methods.
   Course ID: 055270
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 251 and MATH 301 with a grade of 'C' or better before you can enroll in this course. MATH 301 can be taken concurrently..

MATH 483 (3.00)

Linear and Combinatorial Optimization

Integer programming. The traveling salesman problem. Advanced linear programming techniques. Complexity. Projective methods in linear programming.The Karmarkar method.
   Course ID: 055271
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 381 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 484 (3.00)

Stochastic Methods in Operations Research

Topics of this course include: introduction to Markov chains, Poisson processes, introduction to queuing theory, Stochastic programming, introduction to deterministic and Stochastic dynamic programming.
   Course ID: 055272
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 355 or STAT 451 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

MATH 485 (3.00)

Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

This course will provide a modern introduction to basic results of the classical calculus of variations. Special emphasis will be given to the theory of second-order conditions. Considerable attention will be devoted to physical applications of variational methods.
   Course ID: 055273
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 and MATh225 and MATH 251 and MATH 301 all with a grade of C or better before you can enroll in this class.

MATH 486 (3.00)

Discrete Dynamical Systems

The course will address ideas from discrete dynamical systems, including fixed points, periodic points, bifurcations, and an explanation of period 3 implied chaos. Fractals such as Sierpinski's gasket, Julia sets and Mandelbrot sets also will be introduced.
   Course ID: 055274
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 & MATH 225 & MATH 301 all with a grade of 'C' or better before you can enroll in this class.

MATH 487 (3.00)

Continuous Dynamical Systems

This course aims to develop an understanding of the theory behind the rich qualitative behavior of dynamical systems modeled by ordinary differential equations. Topics covered includes existence and uniqueness of solutions, linear systems, characterization of behavior near equilibria, stability and Lyapunov functions, Hartman-Grobman theorem, Poincaré-Bendixson theorem, Hamiltonian systems, bifurcations and chaos.
   Course ID: 101920
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH225 and MATH251 and MATH301 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 490 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Mathematics

   Course ID: 055275
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Modeling And Simulation, Designs And Codes, Intro To Math Logic, Mathematical Biology, Special Topics In Math, Top:Putnam Competition, Top:Intro To Game Theory, Intro To Game Theory, Dynamical Sys& Dif Equat, Topic: Fluid Mechanics, Math Comp Packgs:Matlab, Queueing Theory, Intro Art Neural Network, Artif/Neural Networks, Intro To Dynamical Struc, Game Theory, Top: Intro Coding Theory, Topic:Complx Analysis II, Industrial Mathematics, Designs & Codes, Asymptotic Analy, Dynmcl Founds Of Nuerosc, Mathematics & Biology, Top:Matrix With Applctns, Sp Topics In Mathematics, Compu Abstract Algebra, Num Sol Partial Diff Eq, Top:Math For Engr,Scntst, Top: Appl/Numer Analysis, Top:Greenhouse Effect, Top:Complex Analysis II, Probability Thry Act Sci, Spec Topics: Geometry, Topics In Linear Algebra, App Math & Num Analysis, Dynamic Systems, Comp Informational Ret, Numerical Solutions, Asymptotic Analysis, Rathinam Dynamical Syst & Differential Equations, Mathematical Physiology

MATH 495 (3.00)

Topics in the Mathematics of Operations Research

Introduction to recent and advanced techniques of optimization and operations research. The course will be redefined from time to time and will reflect the instructor's interests.
   Course ID: 055276
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MATH 496 (1.00 - 4.00)

Mathematics Practicum

Under faculty direction, students will write a report dealing with mathematical concepts or techniques utilized or implemented in internships or cooperative education or in the workplace.
   Course ID: 055277
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MATH 497 (3.00)

Senior Thesis

The student will be required to prepare an exposition of either a significant area of mathematics or of the results of a student research project. Typically, the former will be in connection with an upper-division course the student has completed or independent study (MATH 499).
   Course ID: 055278
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Thesis Research

MATH 499 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Mathematics

Under this heading, a student may agree to a course with a particular faculty member on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum. The arrangements with the faculty member must be made before the student registers for the course.
   Course ID: 055279
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MATH 99 (0.00)

Introductory Algebra

Designed for the student with little or no knowledge of algebra. Topics include properties of integers and real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, operations on monomials and simple polynomials, factoring second-degree polynomials, rational expressions, properties of exponents and square roots, and graphing inequalities. Three institutional credits (not applicable to the degree) are given.
   Course ID: 055190
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have scored a 1 on the LRC MATH placement test to enroll in MATH 99.

Statistics

STAT 121 (4.00)

Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Introduction to statistical methods common to social science applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, concepts of sampling and principles of statistical inference. Note: Not open to students who have passed a higher level statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
   Course ID: 057048
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the LRC MATH placement exam or passed MATH 106 with a grade of 'C' or better to enroll in this course.

STAT 290 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Statistics

   Course ID: 057050
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

STAT 299 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Statistics

   Course ID: 057051
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

STAT 350 (4.00)

Statistics with Applications in the Biological Sciences

Organization and presentation of data, summary of descriptive measures, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling natural populations and the estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis experimental designs and the analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, and non-parametric statistics. Students will be introduced to statistical computing. All the statistical procedures will be illustrated using data from biology and the health sciences. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking Stat 351, Stat 355, Stat 355H, Stat 453 or CMPE 320. This course does not satisfy the statistics requirement for CMSC majors and does not qualify as part of the math major or minor.
   Course ID: 057052
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed one of the following with a grade of 'C' or better MATH 150 or MATH151 or MATH152 or MATH155 or MATH225 or MATH251 or have placed into MATH 151 through the LRC Math exam.

STAT 351 (4.00)

Applied Statistics for Business and Economics

Organization and presentation of data, summary of descriptive measures, probability, binomial, normal distributions and Pareto distribution, estimation of population parameters, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, index numbers, time seried analysis and forecasting. Students will be introduced to statistical computing. All the statistical procedures will be illustrated using data from management, business and economics. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking Stat 351, Stat 355, Stat 355H, Stat 453, or CMPE 320. This course does not satisfy the statistics requirement for CMSC majors and does not qualify as part of the math major or minor.
   Course ID: 057053
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed one of the following with a grade of 'C' or better MATH 150 or MATH151 or MATH152 or MATH155 or MATH225 or MATH251 or have placed into MATH 151 through the LRC Math exam.

STAT 355 (4.00)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers

An introduction to applied statistics designed for science majors and others with demonstrated quantitative ability. Topics include nature of statistical methods, random variables and their distribution functions, general principles of estimation and hypothesis testing. A laboratory introduces students to computer techniques in statistical analysis. Note: Not open to students who have passed with a grade of "C" or better or are currently taking Stat 350, Stat 351, Stat 355H, Stat 453 or CMPE 320.
   Course ID: 057054
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142 or MATH152 or MATH225 or MATH251 with a grade of 'C' or better

STAT 355H (4.00)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers-Honors

An introduction to applied statistics designed for science majors and others with demonstrated quantitative ability. Topics include nature of statistical methods, random variables and their distribution functions, general principles of estimation and hypothesis testing. A laboratory introduces students to computer techniques in statistical analysis. Note: Not open to students who have passed with a grade of "C" or better or are currently taking Stat 350, Stat 351, Stat 356, Stat 453 or CMPE 320.
   Course ID: 101986
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College and have completed MATH142 or MATH152 or MATH225 or MATH251 with a C or better.

STAT 405 (3.00)

Survey Sampling

Sampling versus total enumeration, planning of sample surveys, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, cluster sampling, double and multistage sampling, variance estimation, problem of non-response and practical case studies.
   Course ID: 057056
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 414 (3.00)

Environmental Statistics

The purpose of this course is to study statistical methods used in environmental applications. This course includes a brief review of the basic methods of inference for percentiles, means and differences in mean with special emphasis on non-parametric methods, which are used widely in environmental applications. The course will cover the following topics: analysis of variance, estimation of components of variance and regression methodology using environmental data. Methods of analyzing data with observations that are below detection limits. Parametric and non-parametric methods of estimating trends in seasonal and auto-correlated data. Sampling methods that are particularly useful in environmental applications will be discussed.
   Course ID: 057057
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 350 or STAT 351 or STAT 355 or STAT 451 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 417 (3.00)

Introduction to Time Series Data Analysis

Concepts in time series analysis, such as stationarity; some commonly used time series models, such as autoregressive moving average models, are introduced using examples. Time series data analysis tools, namely, auto-correlation function (ACF), partial autocorrelation function (PACF), detrending, differencing and forecasting will be discussed using real data sets. Some selected topics from time series modeling, such as transfer function models and intervention models, will be discussed. Data analysis using statistical software such as SPLUS will be an integral part of the course.
   Course ID: 057058
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 355 or STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 418 (3.00)

Applied Multivariate Methods

Topics include multiple regression, partial and multiple correlations, the multivariate normal distribution, statistical inference for mean vector and covariance matrix, multivariate analysis of variance, principal components, canonical correlations, discriminant analysis, factor analysis and cluster analysis use of statistical packages.
   Course ID: 057059
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 221 and either STAT 355 or STAT 453 with a grade of "C" or better.

STAT 419 (3.00)

Introduction to Biostatistics

Topics include an introduction to statistics used in epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, measures of association, logistic regression, co-variate adjustment, introductory life table analysis, Cox regression, randomization techniques, ethics in human experimentation and statistical analysis using SAS.
   Course ID: 057060
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Intro To Biostatistics
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 454 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

STAT 420 (3.00)

Statistics for Bioinformatics

This course surveys the statistical methodology underlying current bioinformatics techniques. Topics to be covered include: dynamic programming, including the Needleman-Wunsch algorithm and Smith-Waterman algorithm; methods of inference, including maximum likelihood and Bayesian approach; Markov models, including Markov chains, hidden Markov models and inferences for these models; Monte-Carlo Markov chain methods, including Gibbs sampling and Metropolis-Hastings algorithm; extreme-value theory, including Gumbel distribution and significance of alignments; cluster analysis, including hierarchical methods, Kmeans method and determination of number of clusters; classification methods, including CART algorithm and QUEST algorithm; generalized linear models, including model types, inference and statistics for model fit; model validation, cross-validation; and predictive assessment.
   Course ID: 057061
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 152 and either STAT 350 or STAT 355 with a grade of "C" or better.

STAT 432 (1.00)

Statistical Computer Packages and Their Applications

The student will become familiar with the commercial statistical package, SAS, its use for various statistical applications.
   Course ID: 057062
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 350 or STAT 351 or STAT 355 or STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 433 (3.00)

Statistical Computing

Topics include pseudo-random numbers and tests for pseudo-randomness, sampling methods, direct methods, rejection sampling, variance reduction importance sampling, stochastic simulation methods, randomization tests, and the jackknife and the bootstrap. Additional topics such as Gibbs sampling, Markov chains, Monte-Carlo and EM algorithm may be covered.
   Course ID: 057063
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 355 or STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 451 (3.00)

Introduction to Probability Theory

Topics include probability spaces and probability calculus, random variables and their distribution functions, the calculus of expectations, characteristic functions and large sample theory. Note: Recommended CMSC 203.
   Course ID: 057064
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 251 with a grade of "C" or better before you can take this course.

STAT 453 (3.00)

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Principles of statistical decision theory, theories of estimation and hypothesis testing, optimality, power functions, estimation by confidence intervals and decision-making.
   Course ID: 057066
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 451 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 454 (3.00)

Applied Statistics

Introduction to statistical computing and statistical computation packages: BMD and SPSS. Multiple regression and correlation analysis, analysis of variance and covariance, non-linear regression, contingency table analysis, design of experiments, and robust and non-parametric methods. Note: Approved by the Society of Actuaries to satisfy its Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) in Applied Statistical Methods.
   Course ID: 057067
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 350 or STAT 351 or STAT 355 or STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 455 (3.00)

Design of Experiments and Quality Controls

Topics include principles of experimental design, randomized designs and analysis of variance, Latin square designs, incomplete block designs, factorial designs, control charts for variables and attributes, cusum chart, acceptance sampling, response surface methodology and the Taguchi approach to parameter designs.
   Course ID: 057068
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 453 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 470 (1.00)

Probability for Actuarial Science

This brief course is intended to prepare students to take Society of Actuaries Exam Course P/1 Probability.
   Course ID: 057069
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed STAT 451 with a grade of C or better.

STAT 490 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Statistics

   Course ID: 057070
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Intro To Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Special Topics In Stat, Biostatistics, Prob Theory Actuarial Sc, Statistical Data Mining, Intro To Data Mining, Math Models In Evol Biol, Bayesian Analysis, Intro To Bayesian Stat, Plan For Env Data Collec, Stochastic Methods

STAT 496 (1.00 - 4.00)

Statistics Practicum

Under faculty direction, students will write a report dealing with statistical concepts or techniques utilized or implemented in internships, cooperative education or in the workplace. Note: Repeatable up to four times. Recommended Preparation: Permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 057071
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

STAT 497 (3.00)

Senior Thesis

The student will be required to prepare an exposition of either a significant area of statistics or of the results of a student research project. Typically, the former will be in connection with an upper-division course the student has completed or independent study (STAT 499).
   Course ID: 057072
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Thesis Research

STAT 499 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Statistics

Under this heading, a student may agree to a course with a particular faculty member on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum. The arrangements with the faculty member must be made before the student registers for the course.
   Course ID: 057073
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

Chemistry

CHEM 100 (3.00)

The Chemical World

A topical discussion of the science of chemistry and its relationship to our everyday lives. While no previous knowledge of chemistry is required, this course does involve the use of chemical formulas and such basic math as algebra and scientific notation. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052670
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

CHEM 101 (4.00)

Principles of Chemistry I

An introduction to chemistry for science majors and other students who require a thorough grounding in the principles of chemistry. Topics treated include the atomic-molecular theory of matter, stoichiometry, states of matter, chemical nomenclature, energetics of chemical and physical processes, solutions, periodic properties, VSEPR, molecular orbital theory and chemistry of familiar elements. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both CHEM 101 and 123.
   Course ID: 052671
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 101H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 106 or MATH106Y or MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH155 with a C or better or have AP credit for MATH150 or MATH151 or have a MATH placement score of 4 or5.

CHEM 101H (4.00)

Principles of Chemistry I - Honors

   Course ID: 052672
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture, Seminar
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 101
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

CHEM 102 (4.00)

Principles of Chemistry II

Principles of chemical and physical equilibrium, liquids and solids, elementary thermodynamics, electron and proton transfer reactions, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and a further study of the periodic properties of the elements. (Fall/Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052673
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 102H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM101 or CHEM101H with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 102H (4.00)

Principles of Chemistry - Honors

   Course ID: 052674
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture, Seminar
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 102
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM101 or CHEM101H with a grade of "C" or better and also be admitted to the Honors College.

CHEM 102L (2.00)

Introductory Chemistry Lab I

Companion course to CHEM 102, intended for all students who require two or more years of chemistry. (Fall/Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052675
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM101 or CHEM101H and CHEM102 or CHEM102H all with a C or better. CHEM102 or CHEM102H can be completed or taken concurrently.

CHEM 110L (1.00)

Scientific Glass Blowing Lab

   Course ID: 052679
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory

CHEM 123 (4.00)

Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry I

A two-semester chemistry course intended for students preparing for health sciences. Topics include atomic-molecular theory, properties of the elements, bonding and molecular structure, solutions, elementary organic chemistry, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. (Fall/Summer) Recommended Preparation: A working knowledge of elementary algebra is required
   Course ID: 052682
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

CHEM 124 (3.00)

Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 123. (Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052683
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM123 with a C or better.

CHEM 124L (2.00)

General Organic and Biochemistry Lab

A companion laboratory course to CHEM 124. This course, together with CHEM 123 and 124, will complete the chemistry requirement for nurses, dental hygienists, physical therapists and others in health-related sciences,with the exception of premed and predental students. (Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052684
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM123 and CHEM124 both with a C or better. CHEM124 can be taken concurrently.

CHEM 299 (1.00 - 3.00)

Training in Experimental Chemistry (Cooperative Education)

This course cannot be applied to the requirements of the major in chemistry. It does, however, provide a mechanism whereby a student intending to pursue a career in chemistry may acquire academic credit for training obtained while employed outside of the university. The number of credits assigned, which may not exceed three per semester, is based upon the instructor's assessment of the scientific level of the employment and its contribution to the professional development of the student. The grade assigned is based upon a report written by the student and the instructor's appraisal of the student's performance. Variable credit course repeatable up to 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052688
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

CHEM 300 (4.00)

Analytical Chemistry

A lecture-laboratory course covering the theory and practice of quantitative chemical analysis. The emphasis is on homogeneous and heterogeneous equibilibria involved in gravimetric and volumetric methods. Introduction to instrumental techniques includes potentiometry, spectrophotometry and chromatographic separations. (Fall/Spring)
   Course ID: 052689
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM102 or 102H and CHEM 102L with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 301 (4.00)

Physical Chemistry I

A lecture course covering the laws of thermodynamics, with emphasis on their application to chemical systems. Topics considered include thermochemistry, equations of state, physical and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics and the theory of rate processes. (Fall)
   Course ID: 052690
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM102 or CHEM102H and MATH152 or MATH152H and PHYS122 all with a C or better. PHYS122 can also be taken concurrently.

CHEM 302 (3.00)

Physical Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 301. Topics considered include molecular structure and bonding, interpretation of spectra, and introductory quantum and statistical mechanics. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052691
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM301 with a C or better.

CHEM 303 (3.00)

Physical Chemistry for the Biochemical Sciences

This course is designed to familiarize students with the qualitative and quantitative concepts of physical chemistry as they apply to biochemical systems and macromolecules. Approximately one-third of the course will be devoted to topics in thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Topics considered include general equilibrium thermodynamics emphasizing biochemical applications, ligand binding, biological oxidation-reduction reactions, membranes, colligative properties and transport properties, kinetics including elementary rate laws, reaction mechanisms and activated processes, and relaxation and enzyme kinetics, and an introduction to quantum chemistry, electronic structure and bonding, and molecular spectroscopy (including vibrational, electronic and magnetic spectroscopy). The use of modern instrumentation will be discussed throughout the course. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052692
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM351 and MATH152 with a C or better. PHYS112 or PHYS122 must be completed with a C or better and can be taken concurrently

CHEM 311L (3.00)

Advanced Laboratory I.

Laboratory exercises encompassing experimental problems in physical, inorganic, synthetic and instrumental analytical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of data, the techniques of measurement and computer-interfaced instrumentation. (Fall)
   Course ID: 052695
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM301 with a C or better or be enrolled concurrently.

CHEM 312L (3.00)

Advanced Laboratory II.

Continuation of CHEM 311L. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052696
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 300 and CHEM311L and CHEM302 all with a C or better. You can also take CHEM302 concurrently.

CHEM 351 (3.00)

Organic Chemistry I

The chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, including bonding, stereochemistry and reactions of functional groups. Reaction mechanisms, synthetic methods and characterization of organic molecules. (Fall/Spring)
   Course ID: 052697
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM102 or CHEM102H with a C or better.

CHEM 351L (2.00)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Companion laboratory course to CHEM351. (Fall/Spring)
   Course ID: 052698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM102 or CHEM102H and CHEM102L and CHEM 351 all with a C or better. CHEM351 can be taken concurrently.

CHEM 352 (3.00)

Organic Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 351. (Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052699
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM102 or CHEM102H and CHEM351 with a C or better.

CHEM 352L (2.00)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Companion laboratory class to CHEM 352 and continuation of CHEM 351L. (Spring/Summer)
   Course ID: 052700
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM102L and CHEM351 and CHEM351L and CHEM352 all with a C or better. CHEM 352 can be taken concurrently..

CHEM 396 (1.00 - 3.00)

Undergraduate Learning Assistantship

This service-learning course is designed for undergraduate learning assistants in non-laboratory chemistry courses. Students must be recommended in writing by the faculty member teaching the course and be approved by the department. Student work must be performed in a course taught by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department and must have a significant learning component. In addition to their classroom responsibilities, students will participate in a weekly session on effective learning methods and pedagogy taught by a member of the chemistry faculty. P/F grading only, credit will be earned for the mandatory weekly session and for the preparation for and interaction with students in the classroom. A maximum of eight credits of CHEM 396 is allowed. Permission of the instructor is required. Recommended Preparation: A grade of B or higher in the course that they will serve as a Learning Assistant.
   Course ID: 102073
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CHEM 397 (1.00)

Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research

Individuals involved in contemporary scientific research have ethical responsibilities for their conduct. The goal of this course is to provide studentsconsidering a career in scientific research with an appropriate framework for establishing appropriate scientific integrity. Various topics relevant to scientific integrity, including defining, handling and responding to fraud and misconduct; peer review; obligations and rights of students and mentors; ethical conduct in animal and human experimentation; ownership of data; reagents; and intellectual property, authorship and conflict of interest will be presented and discussed. Specific research situations and examples of past ethical violations will be used to illustrate appropriate ethical standards.
   Course ID: 052701
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CHEM 398 (2.00)

Seminar in Chemistry

In this course, the problem of lead poisoning will serve as a focal point to develop perspective, insight and retrospection into an important societal problem. The course will be presented as a series of seminars that cover in-depth the many facets of lead and lead poisoning. Some of the topics include the chemistry of lead, its history, toxicology, ecology, legal and political ramifications, and its remediation. The culmination of the course will be the student projects, which will meld their knowledge, interpretation of lecture material and personal experience.
   Course ID: 052702
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CHEM 399 (1.00 - 3.00)

Tutorial Projects in Chemistry

Independent study supervised by a faculty member. The course is intended for students who wish to study topics in chemistry not covered by the regular course offerings. One credit hour is equal to a minimum of four hours of work in the laboratory per week. Chem 399 may be taken for a maximum of 3 credits and may only be taken once. A maximum of eight credits from the combination of BIOL 398, 399, 499, CHEM 399 and 499 may be applied toward the 120 credits for graduation. Variable credit course repeatable up to 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052703
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

CHEM 401 (3.00)

Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics

Basic methods of classical and statistical thermodynamics developed at a level appropriate for first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates. (Spring)
   Course ID: 052704
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM302 with a C or better.

CHEM 405 (3.00)

Inorganic Chemistry

Basic theoretical concepts of inorganic chemistry, including a study of the periodic table, the elements and their physical and chemical properties. Several theories of bonding are discussed, as well as the mechanisms of inorganic reactions, coordination chemistry and the chemistry of transition metals. (Fall)
   Course ID: 052705
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 405L (3.00)

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab

The course skills that will be emphasized in the course are anaerobic synthesis and advanced characterization methods. These methods will be applied to inorganic complexes important in biological/medicinal inorganic chemistry and nanomaterials. This interdisciplinary course aims to combine traditional inorganic chemistry concepts/methods with areas of inorganic chemistry not covered in lower-level courses.
   Course ID: 100099
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM300 and CHEM352L and CHEM405 with a C or better.

CHEM 406 (3.00)

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Intended for senior-level undergraduates and graduate students, this course focuses on the role and function of metals in biology. Topics include metalloenzyme mechanisms, spectroscopy and use of metals in medicine. Recommended Preparation: CHEM 405 or CHEM 437
   Course ID: 052706
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 405 with a C or better.

CHEM 410 (3.00)

Quantum Chemistry

Introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics and their application to chemical systems. Topics include the postulatory basis of quantum mechanics; approximate methods; vibrational, rotational, electronic, nuclear magnetic and electron spin spectroscopy; atomic structure; the chemical bond, valence bond; and molecular orbital theory.
   Course ID: 052707
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 302 or CHEM 303 w/ a C or better.

CHEM 415 (3.00)

Statistical Mechanics and Theory of Rate Processes

Introduction to statistical mechanics and theoretical aspects of absolute reaction rate theory. Major topics include statistical definition of entropy; compounding of systems; combinational problems; the methods of Gibbs; quantum statistics; partition functions; applications to equilibrium states of gases, solids and liquids; and partition formulation of the theory of absolute reaction rates.
   Course ID: 052709
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM302 with a C or better.

CHEM 420 (3.00)

Computer Applications in Chemistry

The course is designed to help develop an appreciation and understanding of how to write a computer program to solve problems related to chemical research. Fundamentals of electronic chemical structure calculations. This is not a theory course, but a practical course in which programming techniques, data handling, and online computational tools are discussed. (Fall)
   Course ID: 052710
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 302 or CHEM 303 with a C or better.

CHEM 431 (3.00)

Chemistry of Proteins

An advanced treatment of the chemistry of proteins and protein-containing supramolecular structures. The topics include isolation and purification of proteins, structure of proteins and relation of structure to biological function.
   Course ID: 052713
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 437 with a C or better

CHEM 432 (3.00)

Advanced Biochemistry

The topics presented would not normally be covered in any other biochemistry course and may include an advanced treatment of enzyme kinetics with emphasis upon two-substrate systems, allosteric control mechanisms, replication and transcription, and the biochemistry of specialized tissues. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052714
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Advanced Biochemistry, Molecular Recog., Adv Bioc:Post-Trans Reg, Adv Bioc:Allosteric Prot, Molec Recognition
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM437 and CHEM438 with a C or better

CHEM 433 (3.00)

Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids

A survey of nucleic acid structure and function, with emphasis on chemical aspects. Topics will include DNA and RNA structure, packaging of nucleic acids, chemical and physical properties of nucleic acids, proteins and enzymes of DNA replication, fidelity of nucleic acid synthesis, biochemistry of DNA recombination, enzymology of transcription and RNA processing.
   Course ID: 052715
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 437 with a C or better

CHEM 435 (3.00)

Biochemistry of Complex Carbohydrates

Structure and function of the carbohydrates of glycoprotiens, glycolipids, proteoglycans and bacterial polysaccharides; carbohydrates as informational macromolecules; decoding by lectins; biosynthesis; structure; engineering of glycoproteins; bacterial adhesion; and virulence and tumor antigens.
   Course ID: 052717
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 437 with a C or better

CHEM 437 (4.00)

Comprehensive Biochemistry I

The first semester of a two semester sequence providing a thorough introduction to the principles of modern biochemistry. Major topics include enzyme kinetics and the structures and properties of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. (Fall)
   Course ID: 052718
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 437L (4.00)

Biochemistry Laboratory

Modern methods of biochemical research. Laboratory experiments are designed to provide experience in working with biologically active materials and familiarity with standard biochemical techniques. These include spectrophotometry; chromatography; isotope tracer techniques; ultra-centrifugation; enzyme kinetics; and isolation, purification and characterization of proteins, nucleic acids and subcellular organelles. Two laboratory sessions per week.
   Course ID: 052719
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM351L and CHEM300 with a C or better. Corequisite :CHEM437 and consent of instructor.

CHEM 438 (4.00)

Comprehensive Biochemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 437. Includes metabolic pathways and selected topics in nucleic acid and membrane chemistry. (spring)
   Course ID: 052720
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 437 with a C or better

CHEM 441 (3.00)

Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules

Introduction to the physical chemistry of macromolecules. Emphasis is placed on the development of broad general concepts applicable to the study of synthetic and biological macromolecules. Topics considered include determination of molecular weight and molecular weight distributions; conformational properties of high polymers; and thermodynamics and transport properties of polymer solutions, polyelectrolytes and polymerization processes. Techniques such as sedimentation analysis, light scattering, osmometry and viscometry are discussed.
   Course ID: 052721
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHEM301 with a C or better.

CHEM 442 (3.00)

Physical Biochemistry

Structural determination of proteins and nucleic acids in the solid state and in solution. Transitions between and stability of secondary and tertiary structure. Ligand binding and association processes. Interpretation of spectra, titration curves and multi-component equilibria, hydrodynamic properties and fluorescence polarization.
   Course ID: 052722
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM301 or CHEM303 and CHEM437. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 443 (3.00)

Molecular Spectroscopy and Biomacromolecules

Team-taught course covering theory and applications of advanced spectroscopic techniques used to study the structure and function of biomacromolecules (polysaccharides, DNA, coenzymes and cofactors). Aspects of modern Fourier Transform NMR, including one- and two-dimensional methods (COSY, NOESY,TOCSY) will be presented. Principles of mass spectrometry and examples of the potential, limitations and applications of electron impact; desorption ionization; high-resolution tandem-mass spectrometry and interfaced chromatography mass spectrometry will be discussed. Theory and applications of other spectroscopic techniques, including molecular vibrational (raman, resonance raman and infrared), electron spin resonance (ESR) and laser fluorescence spectroscopies also will be presented. Recommended Preparation: CHEM 301
   Course ID: 052723
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CHEM 444 (3.00)

Molecular Modeling In Biochemistry

Survey of theoretical methods for simulation of biopolymer conformation. Energy maps, energy minimization and molecular dynamics simulation. Influence of solvents. Applications to proteins, nucleic acids, etc. Calculations using the CHARMm code.
   Course ID: 052724
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM301 or CHEM303 and CHEM437. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 450 (3.00)

Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

An in-depth survey of the properties, reactions and synthesis of heterocyclic compounds containing the heteroatoms of oxygen, sulfur and/or nitrogen. The course will consist of lectures based on readings from monographs and current literature.
   Course ID: 052725
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 451 (3.00)

Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

Advanced general treatment of the study of organic reaction mechanisms, with emphasis on the development of broad principles governing various organic reactions. Description of metastable intermediates such as carbonium ions, carbanions, carbenes and free radicals, kinetic effects in relation to structure, conformational analysis and stereochemistry.
   Course ID: 052727
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 451H (3.00)

Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

Advanced general treatment of the study of organic reaction mechanisms, with emphasis on the development of broad principles governing various organic reactions. Description of metastable intermediates such as carbonium ions, carbanions, carbenes and free radicals, kinetic effects in relation to structure, conformational analysis and stereochemistry.
   Course ID: 100374
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 452 (3.00)

Physical Organic Chemistry

Introduction to theoretical aspects of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital approximations, linear-free energy relationships, general theory of acid-base catalysis, medium effects and isotope effects.
   Course ID: 052728
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 301 or CHEM 303.

CHEM 453 (3.00)

Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

A survey of organic chemical principles governing structure, properties and reactions of nucleic acids, including synthesis of nucleic acid bases, nucleosides,nucleotides and polynucleotides, and their important synthetic analogs possessing antiviral and antitumor properties. Study of reactivity of nucleic acid building blocks,including addition and substitution reaction, ring-openings and rearrangements, hydrolysis of glycosidic and phosphodiester bonds, and photochemical reactions.Study of primary structure, acid-base property, tautomerism and conformation ofnucleic acids. Review of secondary structure, base-pairing and -stacking interactions, helical structure, stability, conformation, denaturation, renaturationand cross-linking.
   Course ID: 052729
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 455 (3.00)

Introduction to Biomedicinal Chemistry

A survey of the drug design, discovery and development processes utilized by academic and industrial medicinal chemists using rational approaches to drug design and development from a biological, organic chemistry and mechanistic standpoint. Topics will include: structure activity relationship studies (SAR), identification of the pharmacophore, stereochemical considerations, the role of electronic and H-bonding interactions, bioavailability, +chemical and metabolic stability, toxicity, drug metabolism, DNA interactive drugs, receptors and enzymes as drug targets, the design and mechanistic features of receptor and enzyme inhibitors and the pharmacokinetic variability and design of prodrugs, the advantages and disadvantages of using monotherapy vs combination therapies such as multitargeted drugs, dual inhibitors and mutual prodrugs, among other current approaches to drug design. Additional topics will include the use of computers in drug design, the development of resistance, use of synergism in multidrug therapy, clinical trials, patent issues as well as moral and ethical responsibilities facing medicinal chemists. Case studies will focus on currently used (or recently used, but discontinued) drugs, particularly those reflecting controversy or innovation, as well as historical perspectives.
   Course ID: 052730
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 457 (3.00)

Total Synthesis of Natural Products

The course will cover the total syntheses of selected natural products from animal, plant, marine, bacterial and fungal sources, including vitamins, alkaloids, hormones, terpenoids and antibiotics. Both historically significant total syntheses of landmark, such as those of cholesterol, morphine, strychnine and vitamin B12, as well as the more modern total syntheses, such as those as taxol, bleomycin and enediyne antibiotics, will be elaborated. Students who opt to take the course for graduate credits (CHEM 657) will be required to write an additional term paper and/or make an oral presentation on the total synthesis of a selected natural product.
   Course ID: 052731
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 457H
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 457H (3.00)

Total Synthesis of Natural Products

The course will cover the total syntheses of selected natural products from animal, plant, marine, bacterial and fungal sources, including vitamins, alkaloids, hormones, terpenoids and antibiotics. Both historically significant total syntheses of landmark, such as those of cholesterol, morphine, strychnine and vitamin B12, as well as the more modern total syntheses, such as those as taxol, bleomycin and enediyne antibiotics, will be elaborated. Students who opt to take the course for graduate credits (CHEM 657) will be required to write an additional term paper and/or make an oral presentation on the total synthesis of a selected natural product.
   Course ID: 100375
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CHEM 457
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 461 (4.00)

Advanced Instrumental Methods of Analysis

A lecture-laboratory course covering the theory, instrumentation and applications of modern instrumental techniques. Advantages and limitations of different instrumental methods are discussed using selected topics of environmental, pharmacological and toxicological analysis. Laboratory experiments include polarography and pulse voltammetry, anodic stripping analysis, potentiometry with ion-selective electrodes, flame and electrothermal atomic absorption, UV-VISspectrophotometry, capillary gas chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) (Spring)
   Course ID: 052732
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 300 and CHEM 311L with a C or better.

CHEM 465 (3.00)

Mass Spectrometry at the Chemistry-Biology Interface

Primary mass spectrometric methods for the structural characterization and functional investigation of biomolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, etc. will be covered. Sequencing, identification of post-translational modifications, proteome application and functional investigations of biomolecules will be discussed using a problem based approach.
   Course ID: 052733
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 300 and CHEM 301 with a C or better.

CHEM 470 (3.00)

Toxicological Chemistry

The relationship between the chemical properties of toxic chemicals, e.g., chlorinated hydrocarbons, metals, drugs, solvents and naturally occurring toxicants and their genotoxic effects, are systematically examined. Topics covered include biotransformations, dose-response and statistical considerations, chemical airpollution, pharmacokinetics, chemical mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, analytical procedures, geo-chemistry of environmental pollution, radiation toxicology and combinations of chemicals.
   Course ID: 052734
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 with a grade of C or better

CHEM 472 (3.00)

Enzyme Reaction Mechanisms

The mechanism of enzyme action will be examined with emphasis on three-dimensional structure of enzymes, chemical catalysis, methods of determining enzyme mechanisms, stereochemistry of enzymatic reactions, detection of intermediates, affinity labels and suicide inhibitors, transition stateanalogs, energy relationships, evolutionarily "perfect" enzymes, genetic engineering and enzymes and use of binding energy in catalysis. Instruction will be in both lecture and seminar format, with emphasis on recent literature.
   Course ID: 052735
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 352 and CHEM 437.

CHEM 490 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Topics in Chemistry

This course is intended for senior science students. Both format and topics may vary. Variable credit course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052737
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Toxicology/Risk Assessmt, Cpx Carbohydrates, Spec Topics Dynamic/Mech, Electronics For Chem, Optical Spectroscopy, Advan. Kinetics, Computer Applic In Chem, Methods In Spectroscopy, Analytical Spectroscopy, Top:Intro To Toxicology, Computer App In Chem, Analytical Chemistry, Dynamics & Mechanisms, Adv Bioanalytical Tech, Nanoparticles, Top: Materials Aging, Special Topics In Chem, Top:Forensic Toxicology, Photochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Computer Applic. In Chem, X-Ray Spec, Computer Applic/Chem, Org Synth Meth, Organic Spectroscopy, Organic Spectrocopy, Independent Study, Peptides And Proteins, Spectroscopy, Chemometrics, Environmental Chemistry, Dynamics And Mechanisms, Quantum Chem/Spectroscop, Fluorescence Sensing, Fluorescence Spectroscopy for the 21st Century, A Survey of Sensors and Instrumentation, Fluorescence Spectroscopy & Plasmonics, Structural Biology, Quantum Chemistry & Chemical Bonding, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Bio and Bio-inspired materials, Advanced NMR Spectroscopy, "Chemical Kinetics: Theory and Experiment, Biochemistry of Nutrition

CHEM 499 (1.00 - 3.00)

Undergraduate Research

Original laboratory or theoretical investigation suitable for advanced students. Registration with the consent of the faculty member with whom the research is to be carried out. Hours to be arranged. One credit hour is equal to a minimumof four hours work in the laboratory per week. A formal paper will be required on research performed. Variable credit course repeatable up to 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052738
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

Physics

PHYS 100 (3.00)

Ideas in Physics

A one-semester, general-interest course for the non-science major, introducing concepts of classical physics such as mechanics, electromagnetism, thermo-dynamics and optics, along with how a physicist views the world.
   Course ID: 056120
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 100H, PHYS 100Y
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 100H (3.00)

Honors Ideas In Physics

A one-semester, general-interest course for the non-science major, introducing concepts of classical physics such as mechanics, electromagnetism, thermo-dynamics and optics, along with how a physicist views the world.
   Course ID: 100115
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 100, PHYS 100Y
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 100Y (4.00)

Ideas in Physics

A one-semester, general-interest course for the non-science major, introducing concepts of classical physics such as mechanics, electromagnetism, thermo-dynamics and optics, along with how a physicist views the world.
   Course ID: 100156
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 100, PHYS 100H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 101 (3.00)

Ideas in Modern Physics

A one-semester, general interest course for the non-science major, introducing concepts of modern physics such as relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
   Course ID: 056121
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 101H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 101H (3.00)

Ideas in Modern Physics

A one-semester, general interest course for the non-science major, introducing concepts of modern physics such as relativity, quantum mechanics, and atmoic and nuclear physics. Suitable for students who have taken PHYS 100, but PHYS 100 is not a prerequisite.
   Course ID: 100218
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 101
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 105 (3.00)

Ideas in Astronomy

A general-interest course that covers observations, models and theories of the solar system, the stars and the galaxies. Students also will become acquainted with the history of astronomy. Recommended Preparation: Mathematical ability at the level of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
   Course ID: 056124
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 106 (3.00)

Introduction to Astrobiology

The prospect of extraterrestrial life is considered in the context of the evolution of the Universe and of life on Earth. Course material is taken largely from astronomy, planetology, and biology although the multidisciplinary nature of this topic also requires basic information in chemistry, geology, and physics. While a broad overview is stressed, some topics will be treated in depth. While no formal experience in physics or astronomy is required, some familiarity with basic concepts in astronomy is helpful.
   Course ID: 056125
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 111 (4.00)

Basic Physics I

Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory period a week. A general physics course intended primarily for students in psychology, biology and health related sciences. Topics include mechanics, heat and sound. Notes: This course satisfies the minimum requirements of medical and dental schools. Recommended Preparation: High school mathematics, including trigonometry or MATH 150.
   Course ID: 056126
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Science Plus Lab (GEP), Science Plus Lab (GFR)

PHYS 112 (4.00)

Basic Physics II

Continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.
   Course ID: 056127
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Science Plus Lab (GEP), Science Plus Lab (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 111.

PHYS 121 (4.00)

Introductory Physics I

This course emphasizes classical mechanics. Topics include force, particle kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium, Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, rotational motion, collisions, momentum, energy and conservation laws.
   Course ID: 056129
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 121H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 151 or MATH 151H with a "C" or higher or be concurrently enrolled in MATH 151 or MATH 151H.

PHYS 121H (4.00)

Introductory Physics I - Honors

This course emphasizes classical mechanics. Topics includes force, particle kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium, Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, rotational motion, collisions, momentum, energy and coservation laws.
   Course ID: 056130
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 121
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

PHYS 122 (4.00)

Introductory Physics II

This course emphasizes electricity, magnetism, heat and thermodynamics. Topics include Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric fields and electric potential, currents, simple circuits and Kirchhoff's laws, generation of magnetic fields by charges in motion, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, oscillatory circuits, temperature, heat and the laws of thermodynamics.
   Course ID: 056131
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 122H
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete (MATH152 or MATH152H) and (PHYS121 or PHYS121H) both with a grade of C or better.. MATH152 or MATH152H can be taken concurrently.

PHYS 122H (4.00)

Introductory Physics II

This course emphasizes electricity, magnetism, heat and thermodynamics. Topics include Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric fields and electric potential, currents, simple circuits and Kirchhoff's laws, generation of magnetic fields by charges in motion, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, oscillatory circuits, temperature, heat and the laws of thermodynamics.
   Course ID: 100116
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 122
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

PHYS 122L (3.00)

Introductory Physics Laboratory

This lab course is based on the physical phenomena associated with the PHYS 121-122 lecture-course sequence. The laboratory includes planning a measurement, setting up and working with equipment, and recording data. Students will learn to analyze data, compare theory with experiment, and estimate and report errors. Students will learn to present results in a complete, concise, and clearly written report.
   Course ID: 056132
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GEP), Lab Component (must be paired with S course) (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H with a grade of C or higher or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H.

PHYS 220 (3.00)

Introduction to Computational Physics

An introduction to the computational software packages MATLAB and Mathematica,with particular emphasis on their use in solving physics problems and analyzing experimental data taken in physics laboratory experiments. Applications to problems in mechanics, electromagnetics and wave propagation will be stressed. The course will end with a comparison of the strengths and limitations of these languages and a compiled language such as C.
   Course ID: 056136
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS122 and MATH152 and CMSC104 or CMSC 201 all with a grade of C or better.

PHYS 224 (3.00)

Vibrations and Waves

This course emphasizes vibrations, wave motion and optics. Topics include mathematical characterization of vibrations and waves, sound, superposition of standing waves, geometrical and physical optics, diffraction, interference and polarization of light.
   Course ID: 056138
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H with a C or better.

PHYS 299 (1.00 - 3.00)

Directed Research

Laboratory or theoretical investigation conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Registration with the consent of the faculty member with whom the research is to be carried out. One credit hour is equal to a minimum of three hours of work per week. Grading method must be approved by the faculty member prior to the start of the semester.
   Course ID: 101950
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122L and PHYS 224

PHYS 303 (3.00)

Thermal and Statistical Physics

Thermodynamic description of systems and statistical interpretation of thermodynamic quantities. The first and second laws of physics, temperature,entropy and thermodynamics, and their relationship to a statistical description of many-particle systems. Applications to magnetic systems, gases and liquids, and radiation are discussed.
   Course ID: 056140
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHY324 and MATH251 both with a grade of C or higher.

PHYS 304 (3.00)

Fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics

This course presents a calculus-based introduction to key concepts in the science of astronomy and astrophysics. The course is designed for physics majors and other science majors with strong interest in astronomy, physics and mathematics. The course details some of the primary physical concepts relevant to astronomy and astrophysics and also lays the foundation for more advanced coursework in astrophysics.
   Course ID: 056141
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H with a grade of C or better before registering for this course.

PHYS 315 (3.00)

Galaxies and the Interstellar Medium

The formation, structure and dynamics of normal galaxies, dark matter, the evolution of elliptical and spiral galaxies, quasars, radio galaxies and active galaxies. Theoretical models will be compared to observations in radio, IR, optical, X-ray and gamma-rays.
   Course ID: 056147
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H with a C or better.

PHYS 320L (4.00)

Electronics for Scientists

A basic lecture and laboratory course in electronics. Properties of semiconductor devices and their combinations in amplifiers, oscillators, timers, switching circuits, digital circuits and electronic instruments in common use in the scientific laboratory.
   Course ID: 056149
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H & PHYS 122L.

PHYS 321 (3.00)

Intermediate Mechanics

An intermediate course in classical mechanics, including linear and nonlinear oscillations, dynamics of a system of particles, rigid body motion, planetary dynamics, accelerated reference frames, LaGrange's equations, normal coordinates and vibrating strings.
   Course ID: 056150
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS 224 and MATH 221 and MATH 225 all with a grade of C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PHYS 324 (3.00)

Modern Physics

The breakdown of classical physics, special relativity, quantum mechanics and atomic structure, solid-state, nuclear and elementary-particle physics.
   Course ID: 056153
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS 224 with a grade of C or better.

PHYS 330L (3.00)

Optics Laboratory

A laboratory course in optics and spectroscopy, which includes experiments on reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, polarization, atomic spectra, interferometers and the properties of lasers. Important physical constants such as the Rydberg constant and the speed of light are measured.
   Course ID: 056155
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122L and PHYS 224

PHYS 333 (3.00)

Applied Physics in Archaeology and Art

This course will demonstrate how physics is utilized to locate and date archaeological objects to determine their place of origin and to reconstruct ancient technologies. Topics in physics will be introduced at an elementary level and developed to the necessary sophistication. Recommended Preparation: At least junior standing, mathematical ability at the level of high school algebra and geometry.
   Course ID: 056157
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

PHYS 335 (3.00)

Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere

A first course in the physical and chemical principles that led to the formation of the Earth's atmosphere, its structure and processes. Atmospheric composition and structure. Concepts of pressure, density, thermodynamics and radiative energy balance. Atmospheric motions and major circulations. Major chemical cycles in the atmosphere and elementary atmospheric chemical reactions. Modifications of the atmospheric chemical structure - the greenhouse effect, acid rain and toxic chemicals. Air pollution meteorology.
   Course ID: 056158
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 122 or PHYS 122H with a C or better.

PHYS 402 (3.00)

Nuclear Physics

An introduction to the structure of nuclei and the interaction between subnuclear particles. Topics include radioactivity, nuclear reactions, nuclear forces, models of nuclear structure, the classification and interactions of elementary particles, and experimental techniques.
   Course ID: 056162
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 324.

PHYS 403 (3.00)

Solid State Physics

An introductory course in solid state physics. Topics include crystal structures and lattice vibrations, free electron gas, energy bands, insulators, semiconductors and metals, superconductivity and magnetism.
   Course ID: 056163
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 324 & PHYS 303.

PHYS 405 (3.00)

Stellar Astrophysics

An advanced survey of the formation and evolution of stars that stresses the underlying physics. Topics include Jeans theory of star formation, nuclear processes, radiative and convective energy transfer in the stellar atmosphere. Also included is a study of phases of advanced evolution that include, pulsation, mass loss, and supernovae, stellar remnants (white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes), binary stars, mass transfer, and structure of the accretion disk.
   Course ID: 100304
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 304 with a grade of "C" or better.

PHYS 407 (3.00)

Electromagnetic Theory

Vector analysis, electrostatics, dielectric media, electric currents, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction and magnetic properties of matter.
   Course ID: 056164
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 224 and MATH 225 with a C or better.

PHYS 408 (3.00)

Optics

An intermediate course in optics that treats light as an electromagnetic field. Topics include interaction of light and matter, polarization, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics and coherence theory, introduction to guided wave theory and the basics of laser operation.
   Course ID: 056165
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS 224.

PHYS 415 (3.00)

Astroparticle Physics

This course focuses on the examination of the production and detection of high energy radiation and particles from astrophysical sources including x-rays, gamma-rays, and cosmic-rays. The current technological limitations on the spatial, spectral, and timing analysis of these data will be explored. Students will gain hands on experience with real astronomical data obtained from the archival databases of satellite systems and with state-of-the-art astronomical analysis software.
   Course ID: 056167
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 304 with a grade of "C" or better.

PHYS 416 (3.00)

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

An advanced study of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including evidence for the Big Bang and the expanding universe, the very early universe, inflation theories, the formation of light elements in the early universe, and the thermal history of the universe. It will also include a study of the fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background radiation, the development of primordial fluctuations under gravity, the effect of dark matter on the formation of large-scale structure in the universe, and the measurement of the cosmological parameters.
   Course ID: 100305
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 304 with a grade of "C" or better.

PHYS 418 (3.00)

Semiconductor Optical Devices

A lecture and laboratory course in the design, fabrication and testing of semiconductor devices such as p-i-n photodetectors, optical waveguides, optical switches and laser diodes.
   Course ID: 056168
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Topics: Optical Devices, Semiconductor Optical
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 324.

PHYS 424 (3.00)

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

The breakdown of classical mechanics and the development of quantum theory, the foundations of the Schroedinger equation, the uncertainty principle, quantum systems in one dimension, angular momentum, spin and atomic physics.
   Course ID: 056169
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS 321 and PHYS 324 and MATH 225 all with a grade of C or better before you can take this course.

PHYS 425 (3.00)

Relativistic Physics

Special relativity, general relativity from a modern viewpoint, the Schwarzschild solution, other solutions of the Einstein field equation, the role of general relativity in astrophysics and an introduction to the unified field theories.
   Course ID: 056170
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 321 & PHYS 324.

PHYS 428 (4.00)

Integrated Optics and Holography

A lecture and laboratory course. Design, fabrication and testing of semiconductor and polymer-integrated optical devices such as Mach-Zehnder interferometer, 2x2 coupler/switch and phase modulator. Modeling and construction of holographic experiments such as four-wave mixing and two beam coupling with applications as novelty filters and holographic storage.
   Course ID: 056171
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 418 with a grade of C or higher.

PHYS 430 (3.00)

Introduction to Materials

An introduction to the properties of materials, including crystallography and texture, diffraction and microscopic techniques, plastic deformation of metals, defects in materials diffusion, equilibrium phase diagrams and order-disorder transformation.
   Course ID: 056172
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: andYou must complete PHYS 303 & PHYS 324 with a grade of C or higher.

PHYS 431L (3.00)

Modern Physics Laboratory

Laboratory course intended for physics majors. Purpose is to acquaint the student with some of the phenomena and experimental techniques of atomic and nuclear physics. Error analysis and advanced data fitting technique are included.
   Course ID: 056156
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS 324 and PHYS 330L with a grade of C or higher.

PHYS 440 (3.00)

Computational Physics

The application of computers and numerical methods to physics models. Boundary value problems, Monte Carlo techniques and modeling.
   Course ID: 056174
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PHYS 220 and PHYS 321 and PHYS 324 with a grade of C or better.

PHYS 450 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics

A course with a particular faculty member on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum. The arrangements with the faculty member must be made before registration.
   Course ID: 056175
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Electrodynamics ll, Satellite Development

PHYS 480 (3.00)

Techniques in Theoretical Physics

A course in mathematical physics. Topics include: infinite series, Fourier series, ordinary differential equations, complex variables, integral transforms and partial differential equations.
   Course ID: 056178
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

PHYS 481 (3.00)

Techniques in Theoretical Physics II

A course in mathematical physics, complementary to PHYS 480. This course concentrates on the applications of Complex Variables and Probability & Statistics to physics problems. Topics in complex variables covered include: singularities, multi-valued functions, principal branch and branch cuts, differentiability and Cauchy-Riemann equations, Laurent expansions, contour integration and the calculus of residues, analytic continuation and integral transforms. Topics in probability & statistics include: Ensemble averages, the central limit theorem, law of large numbers, random variables, distributions and their moments, sums of random variables.
   Course ID: 100243
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MATH 221 and MATH 225 and MATH 251 with a grade of C or higher.

PHYS 490 (1.00)

Senior Seminar

Research methods, the preparation of project proposals and the specific proposals for a senior project. Recommended Preparation: 90 credits and 3.0 GPA in major courses.
   Course ID: 056179
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

PHYS 499 (1.00 - 3.00)

Senior Research

Laboratory or theoretical investigation in consultation with the faculty that is suitable for advanced students. Registration with the consent of the faculty member with whom the research is to be carried out. One credit hour is equal to a minimum of three hours of work per week. Grading method must be approved by the faculty member prior to the start of the semester.
   Course ID: 056180
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 499H
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS122L and PHYS324

PHYS 499H (3.00)

Senior Research Project

The student, in consultation with the faculty, is to formulate a senior research project and to carry out this project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Results of this work are to be presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference. Registration with the consent of the faculty member with whom the research is to be carried out. One credit hour is equal to a minimum of three hours of work per week. Grading method must be approved by the faculty member prior to the start of the semester.
   Course ID: 100219
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHYS 499
   Requirement Group: You must complete PHYS122L and PHYS321 and PHYS324

Computer Science

CMSC 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Computer Science

A one-semester introduction to computers and computer science. This course is intended for non-science majors. Topics include computer algorithms, data representations, computer systems, networks, databases, graphics, artificial intelligence, and the effects of computers on society.
   Course ID: 052864
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

CMSC 100H (3.00)

Introduction to Computer Science

A one-semester introduction to the computers and computer science. This course is intended for non-science majors. Topics include computer algorithms, data representations, computer systems, networks, databases, graphics, artificial intelligence, and the effects of computers on society. In the honors discussion session, students will read and discuss current articles about the interaction between humans and computers, and will also have hands-on laboratories to provide more in-depth exposure to programming techniques. The honors section of this course is intended to prepare students for CMSC 201.
   Course ID: 100125
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Science (non-lab) (GEP), Science (non-lab) (GFR)

CMSC 101 (4.00)

Computational Thinking and Design

Broad survey of the power, challenges, and specialties of computing fields . Topics include algorithmic problem solving, the design and development of computing solutions , human-centered computing, graphics and games, data management and exploration, hardware and systems, intelligent solutions, and academic and professional skills. Assumes no prior experience with compu ting. Restricted to those declared or considering a computing major (BTA, IS, CMSC, and CMPE). Intended to be taken in the first or second semester.
   Course ID: 052865
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture

CMSC 103 (4.00)

Scientific Computing

An introduction to computers and programming. This course is intended for students who will major in scientific disciplines other than computer science. The course emphasizes scientific applications and uses the FORTRAN programming language. The elements of FORTRAN covered in this course include assignment statements, input/output statements, control structures, repetition structures, sub-routines, functions, arrays and files. This course also covers general programming concepts, including computer components, structured programming,algorithm development, problem-solving, testing, debugging and documentation.
   Course ID: 052867
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 151 or MATH 140 with the grade of C or better

CMSC 104 (3.00)

Problem Solving and Computer Programming

This course is designed to provide an introduction to problem solving and computer programming that does not require prior programming experience. Elementary problem solving skills and algorithm development will be introduced. Students will be taught the basic use of a programming environment and basic programming constructs (including loops, control statements, functions, and arrays). This course also teaches students the fundamentals of using the UNIX operating system, and introduces general computer science concepts. Note: This course does not fulfill any of the computer science major requirements. Students who have taken and received transfer credit for, or who are taking concurrently any computer programming course in a high-level programming language, will not receive credit for CMSC 104. The list of such computer programming courses includes, but is not limited to AP Computer Science, CMSC 201, CMSC 202, and sections of CMSC 291 that cover programming topics.
   Course ID: 052868
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 104Y

CMSC 104Y (4.00)

Problem Solving and Computer Programming

This course is designed to provide an introduction to problem solving and computer programming that does not require prior programming experience. Elementary problem solving skills and algorithm development will be introduced. Students will be taught the basic use of a programming environment and basic programming constructs (including loops, control statements, functions, and arrays). This course also teaches students the fundamentals of using the UNIX operating system, and introduces general computer science concepts. Note: This course does not fulfill any of the computer science major requirements. Students who have taken and received transfer credit for, or who are taking concurrently any computer programming course in a high-level programming language, will not receive credit for CMSC 104. The list of such computer programming courses includes, but is not limited to AP Computer Science, CMSC 201, CMSC 202, and sections of CMSC 291 that cover programming topics.
   Course ID: 100689
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 104

CMSC 106 (2.00)

Programming in C

An introduction to programming in C for students experienced in a high-level programming language. Topics include elementary data structures, control structures and input/ output functions in C; the use of the C preprocessor; user-defined types such as arrays, records and structures; system calls; and the use of a symbolic debugger. Students will be expected to complete significant programming projects using the C programming language. Recommended Preparation: Mastery of a high-level programming language other than C.
   Course ID: 052870
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CMSC 109 (2.00)

Programming Topics

An introduction to programming in a specific programming language, which may vary from semester to semester. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052873
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Programming In C++, Java Programming Languag, Programming Topics, Java Programming, Introduction To C++, C++ For Scienctists/Engr, Top:C++ Programming, C++ For Scientists & Eng, Oop For Internet/Java, Topic: Java Program Lang, Programmin In C++, Top: C++ Programming, Java For Scientists/Engr, C++ Programming, Java For Sci & Engrs
   Requirement Group: CMSC 103 or CMSC 201

CMSC 121 (1.00)

Introduction to UNIX

This is an introductory course on UNIX intended primarily for incoming students new to UNIX and to computing at UMBC. Topics include an introduction to the UMBC computing environment, basics of the UNIX environment, e-mail using Pine and the emacs/Xemacs editor. Students are required to obtain a UMBC GL account prior to the first day of class.
   Course ID: 052874
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CMSC 201 (4.00)

Computer Science I for Majors

An introduction to computer science through problem solving and computer programming. Programming techniques covered by this course include modularity, abstraction, top-down design, specifications documentation, debugging and testing. The core material for this course includes control structures, functions, lists, strings, abstract data types, file I/O, and recursion.
   Course ID: 052879
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 201H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH152 with a C or better

CMSC 201H (4.00)

Computer Science I for Majors (Honors)

An introduction to computer science through problem solving and computer programming. Programming techniques covered by this course include modularity, abstraction, top-down design, specifications documentation, debugging and testing. The core material for this course includes control structures, functions, lists, strings, abstract data types, file I/O, and recursion.
   Course ID: 052880
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 201
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH152 with a C or better

CMSC 202 (4.00)

Computer Science II for Majors

This course continues the student's development of programming and problem-solving skills by providing an introduction to object-oriented design and programming (OOP). The primary focus is on OOP principles and techniques, including encapsulation, composition, inheritance, and polymorphism. Other OOP topics such as exception handling, containers, and generic programming are also covered. This is the second course for students interested in pursuing further study in computer science.
   Course ID: 052881
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC201 or CMSC201H and ( MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH151H or MATH152 or MATH152H) with a C or better

CMSC 202H (4.00)

Computer Science II (Honors) (MS)

This course continues the student's development of programming and problem-solving skills by providing an introduction to object-oriented design and programming (OOP). The primary focus is on OOP principles and techniques, including encapsulation, composition, inheritance, and polymorphism. Other OOP topics such as exception handling, containers, and generic programming are also covered. This is the second course for students interested in pursuing further study in computer science
   Course ID: 052882
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC201 or CMSC201H and ( MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH151H or MATH152 or MATH152H) with a C or better

CMSC 203 (3.00)

Discrete Structures

This course introduces the fundamental tools, topics and concepts of discrete mathematics needed to study computer science. This course emphasizes counting methods, proof techniques and problem solving strategies. Topics include Boolean algebra; set theory; symbolic logic; predicate calculus; number theory; the methods of direct, indirect and inductive proofs; objective functions; equivalence relations; graphs; set partitions; combinatorics; modular arithmetic; summations; and recurrences.
   Course ID: 052883
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Mathematics (GEP), Mathematics (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 151 or MATH 140 with the grade of C or better

CMSC 232 (2.00)

Advanced Java Techniques

Advanced programming techniques in Java will be presented. The use of networking, threaded programs and techniques for object reflection and persistence will be discussed in class and will be the motivation for homework assignments. Additional topics will include distributed computation facilities in Java, including remote method invocation (RM), and distributed service architectures such as Jini and space-based computations in Java Spaces also will be examined. As time permits, Java security issues will be presented.
   Course ID: 052896
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC202 or CMSC202H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 291 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Computer Science

Special Topics in Computer Science to be announced. Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052903
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Programming Topics: C++, Basic Circuit Thoery Lab, Principles Of Digi Dsn, Introduction To C++, Java/Scientists/Engineer, Circuits Lab, Introduction To UNIX, Advanced Java Techniques, Adv Scientific Computing, Intro UNIX & Shell Prog, Intro To System Program, Comprehensive Java, Adv Java Techniques, Basic Circuit Theory Lab, Principles Of EE Lab, Prin Digital Design Lab, Transfer Success Seminar, Intro To UNIX, Prog Microcontrollers, Anatomy Of A Video Game, Java For Scientists/Engr, Programming In LISP, Java For C++ Programmers, C++ Programming, Advanced Techniques Java, Intro To UNIX And Shell, C Language for computer engine

CMSC 299 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Computer Science

A student may enroll in this course to study computer science topics that are not available in a regular course. The student and the faculty member supervising the independent study must determine the objectives of the project, the number of credits to be earned and the evaluation criteria for the project. Students are limited to two independent study courses in computer science. Variable credit course is repeatable up to 4 credits.
   Course ID: 052904
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

CMSC 304 (3.00)

Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology

A survey course that reviews social issues and the ethical impact of information technology throughout the world. The course examines the policy issues that relate to the use of information technology, such as persona, privacy, rights of access, security, transborder information flow and confidentiality.
   Course ID: 052907
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC202 or CMSC202H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 313 (3.00)

Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming

This course introduces the student to the low-level abstraction of a computer system from a programmer's point of view, with an emphasis on low-level programming. Topics include data representation, assembly language programming, C programming, the process of compiling and linking, low-level memory management, exceptional control flow, and basic processor architecture.
   Course ID: 052911
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 331 (3.00)

Principles of Programming Language

This course examines the theory, design and implementation of programming languages and provides students with an introduction to programming languages that are likely to be new to them. Topics include specifications of syntax and semantics, declarations, binding, allocation, data structures, data types, control structures, control and data flow, concurrency, and the implementation and execution of programs. The major language paradigms will be described and explored, including imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic programming, concurrent and others. Programming projects will provide experience in several languages.
   Course ID: 052913
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 341 (3.00)

Data Structures

An examination of a range of advanced data structures, with an emphasis on an object-oriented approach. Topics include asymptotic analysis; various binary search trees, including red-black and splay trees; skip lists as alternatives to binary search trees; data structures for multidimensional data such as K-D trees; heaps and priority queues, including binary heaps, binomial heaps, leftist heaps (and/or other mergeable heaps); B-trees for external storage; other commonly used data structures, such as hash tables and disjoint sets. Programming projects in this course will focus on implementation issues for data structures and on empirical analysis of their asymptotic performance.
   Course ID: 052914
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 341H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 341H (3.00)

Data Structures

An examination of a range of advanced data structures, with an emphasis on an object-oriented approach. Topics include asymptotic analysis; various binary search trees, including red-black and splay trees; skip lists as alternatives to binary search trees; data structures for multidimensional data such as K-D trees; heaps and priority queues, including binary heaps, binomial heaps, leftist heaps (and/or other mergeable heaps); B-trees for external storage; other commonly used data structures, such as hash tables and disjoint sets. Programming projects in this course will focus on implementation issues for data structures and on empirical analysis of their asymptotic performance.
   Course ID: 100127
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 341
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 345 (3.00)

Software Design and Development

This course introduces the basic concepts of software engineering, including software life cycle, requirements analysis and software design methods. Professional ethics in computer science and the social impact of computing are discussed as an integral part of the software development process. Additional topics may include tools for software development, software testing, software metrics and software maintenance.
   Course ID: 052915
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 352 (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Information Technology

This course examines important issues concerning women, gender, and information technology (IT). It considers women's contributions to technology, from the 19th century Analytical Engine to contemporary cybersecurity industry; how women are impacted by technology; how women and girls fare in IT educational settings; and the way these issues intersect with multiple dimensions of experience, such as nationality, race, class and age. Students will connect these issues to their ow n experiences, including academic and career choices, and will utilize information technology to completing course assignments. Recommended Course Preparation:A prior course in computer science, information systems or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050049
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 352H
   Same as Offering: GWST 352, IS 352
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed one IS, CMSC, or GWST course with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 352H (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Information Technology

This course examines important issues concerning women, gender and information technology (IT). Students will consider such topics as the history of women's involvement with IT; how women are impacted by technology; how women and girls fare in the educational setting as well as online; and the way gender intersects with IT in relation to other dimensions of women's experience, such as race, class and age. Students will connect issues relevant to women and IT to their own career choices, interact with women in the IT field and utilize technology for research and presentation. Prerequisite: A prior course in computer science, information systems or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 100341
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 352, GWST 352, IS 352
   Requirement Group: You must complete a course in CMSC, IS, or GWST and earn a grade of C or better in order to take this course.

CMSC 391 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Topics in Computer Science

Special topics in computer science. Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052920
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Program Microcontrollers, Student Succ/Appl Learn, Problem Solving Seminar, Systems Design & Programming

CMSC 404 (3.00)

The History of Computers and Computing

   Course ID: 052921
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CMSC 411 (3.00)

Computer Architecture

This course covers the design of complex computer systems making heavy use of the components and techniques discussed in CMSC 313, CMPE 212 and CMPE 310. All parts of the computer system - CPU, memory and input/output - are discussed in detail. Topics include information representation, floating-point arithmetic, instructions set design issues (RISC vs. CISC), microprogrammed control, hardwired control, pipelining, memory cashes, bus control and timing,input/output mechanism and issues in the construction of parallel processors.
   Course ID: 052922
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 313 or CMPE 212 and CMPE 310 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 421 (3.00)

Principles of Operating Systems

An introduction to the fundamentals of operating systems. Topics include interprocess communication, process scheduling, deadlock, memory management, virtual memory, file systems and distributed systems. Formal principles are illustrated with examples and case studies of one or more contemporary operating systems.
   Course ID: 052928
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 and ( CMSC313 or CMPE212 and CMPE310) all with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 426 (3.00)

Principles of Computer Security

This course will provide an introduction to computer security, with specific focus on the computing aspects. Topics covered will include: Basics of computer security including an overview of threat, attack, and adversary models; social engineering; essentials of cryptography; traditional computing security models; malicious software; secure programming; Operating system security in practice; trusted operating system design; public policy issues including legal, privacy, and ethical issues; network and database security overview.
   Course ID: 052931
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 421

CMSC 427 (3.00)

Wearable Computing

This course covers fundamental concepts, methodologies, and algorithms related to wearable computing, including the following: Emotional Design, Convergent Design Processes, Wearability Considerations, Wearable Sensors Networks, Wearable Networks, Physiological Wearable Sensors, Innovation Processes, Marketing and business considerations, Human Aware Computing, Context Awareness, Wearable Communities, Future Mobility and Wearable Systems Applications.
   Course ID: 052932
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Senior CMSC Major

CMSC 431 (3.00)

Compiler Design Principles

A detailed study of the design and implementation of a compiler for a high-level programming language. Topics include lexical analysis, parsing techniques (including LL and LR parsers), semantic routines,run-time storage allocation, code generation and optimization.
   Course ID: 052933
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC313 and CMSC331 and CMSC341

CMSC 432 (3.00)

Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

This course covers the concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP) languages and systems, including an introduction to fundamental abstraction, modularity and encapsulation mechanisms in OOP from a software engineering and representational perspective. Basic OOP concepts covered in this course include polymorphism and operator overloading, message passing via generic functions, late- vs. early-binding times, and inheritance mechanisms and their relationship to the type systems of programming languages. Other topics include a survey of OOP languages and systems, OOP languages vs. imperative programming languages and contrasting pure OOP environments vs. mixed paradigm languages.
   Course ID: 052934
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 331 and CMSC 341

CMSC 433 (3.00)

Scripting Languages

This course is a study of a class of programming languages and tools known as scripting languages. Topics include: writing scripts to control and connect other programs, strengths and weaknesses of interpreted languages, extending scripting languages to include new functionality, embedding functions of a scripting language in other tools, and the syntax and usage of regular expressions. Programming projects in multiple languages will be required.
   Course ID: 052935
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 331 with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 435 (3.00)

Computer Graphics

An introduction to the fundamentals of interactive computer graphics. Topics include graphics hardware, line drawing, area filling, clipping, two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometrical transforms, three-dimensional perspective viewing, hidden surface removal, illumination, color and shading models.
   Course ID: 052936
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC313 and CMSC341 and MATH221 with a C or better.

CMSC 436 (3.00)

Data Visualization

This course addresses the theoretical and practical issues in creating visual representations of large amounts of data. It covers the core topics in data visualization: data representation, visualization toolkits, scientific visualization, medical visualization, information visualization, and volume rendering techniques. Additionally, the related topics of applied human perception and advanced display devices are introduced. Open to computer science students with a background in computer graphics or students in data-intensive fields who are familiar with the use of the computer for data collection, storage or analysis.
   Course ID: 052937
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 436H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 436H (3.00)

Data Visualization Honors

This course addresses the theoretical and practical issues in creating visual representations of large amounts of data. It covers the core topics in data visualization: data representation, visualization toolkits, scientific visualization, medical visualization, information visualization, and volume rendering techniques. Additionally, the related topics of applied human perception and advanced display devices are introduced. Open to computer science students with a background in computer graphics or students in data-intensive fields who are familiar with the use of the computer for data collection, storage or analysis. Prerequisite: CMSC 435 or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 100490
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 436
   Requirement Group: CMSC 435

CMSC 437 (3.00)

Graphical User Interface Programming

This is a practical, hands-on course in how to program interactive 2-D graphical user interfaces using the X11/Motif package and OpenGL. Graphical user interfaces are taken here to mean not just standard widget sets, but also various interactive, pointer-based techniques that comprise the modern desktop metaphor. This course also will introduce some of the concepts and software techniques used to implement such applications. In addition, it briefly will review some of the larger issues, history and future directions of programming graphical interfaces.While the primary emphasis of the course is on 2-D interfaces, there will be a short introduction to some of the 3-D capabilities of OpenGL,as well as a discussion of 3-D interaction and virtual reality.
   Course ID: 052938
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC341 and MATH221 with a C grade or better.

CMSC 441 (3.00)

Design and Analysis of Algorithms.

This course studies fundamental algorithms, strategies for designing algorithms, and mathematical tools for analyzing algorithms. Fundamental algorithms studied in this course include algorithms for sorting and searching, hashing, and graph algorithms. Mathematical tools include asymptotic notations and methods for solving recurrences. Algorithm design strategies include the greedy method, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, and randomization.
   Course ID: 052940
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MATH 142, MATH 152, CMSC 341, STAT 355 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 442 (3.00)

Information and Coding Theory

An introduction to information and coding theory. Topics include error-control coding problems, entropy, channels, Shannon's theorems, error-correcting codes, applications of coding theory, algebraic codingtheory, block codes, linear codes, cyclic codes, decoding algorithms, BCH codes, convolutional codes, linear sequential circuits and sequential decoding.
   Course ID: 052941
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 203 and MATH 221 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 443 (3.00)

Cryptology

An introduction to cryptology, the science of making and breaking codes and ciphers. Topics include: conventional and public-key cryptosystems, including DES, RSA, shift register systems and selected classical systems; examples of cryptanalytic techniques; digital signatures; pseudo-random number generation; cryptographic protocols and their applications; and an introduction to the theories of cryptographic strength based on information theory and complexity theory.
   Course ID: 052942
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 341, MATH 221, STAT 355

CMSC 444 (3.00)

Information Assurance

Selected recent research topics in information assurance, such as social engineering, buffer overflow, malicious code, spyware, denial of service, information warfare, computer forensics, recovery and response, enterprise security, clandestine channels and emissions security, security analysis, security models and formal techniques, best practices, and national policy for information assurance. Taking a broad, practical view of security - including people, policies and procedures, and technology - this course will help students devise and implement security solutions that meaningfully raise the level of confidence in computer systems. This course will minimize discussion of intrusion detection, firewalls, operating systems security, and mathematical cryptology, which are emphasized in other CMSC security courses.
   Course ID: 052943
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC421 and CMSC481

CMSC 446 (3.00)

Introduction to Design Patterns

This course is an introduction to software design patterns. Each pattern represents a best practice solution to a software problem in some context. The course will cover the rationale and benefits of object-oriented software design patterns. Several example problems will be studied to investigate the development of good design patterns.Specific patterns, such as observer, state, adapter, strategy, decorator and abstract factory will be discussed. Programming projects in the Java language will provide experience in the use of these patterns. In addition, distributed object frameworks, such as RMI and Jini, will be studied for their effective use of design patterns.
   Course ID: 052945
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 331 and CMSC 341

CMSC 447 (3.00)

Software Engineering I

This course introduces the basic concepts of software engineering, including software life cycle, requirements analysis and software design methods. Professional ethics in computer science and the social impact of computing are discussed as an integral part of the software development process. Additional topics may include tools for software development, software testing, software metrics and software maintenance. Note: Credit will not be given for both CMSC 345 and CMSC 447.
   Course ID: 101927
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must compete CMSC341 one other CMSC 400-level course with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 448 (3.00)

Software Engineering II

A continuation of the study of software engineering with emphasis on topics not fully covered in CMSC 345 and CMSC 447. Topics may include software maintenance; metrics; quality assurance; configuration management; deployment; project planning and management; and modern software development processes, techniques and tools. Students will be given multiple individual and cooperative hands-on assignments. Note: Credit will not be given for both CMSC 445 and CMSC 448.
   Course ID: 052944
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC345 or CMSC447 with a C or better

CMSC 451 (3.00)

Automata Theory and Formal Languages

This course introduces the basic concepts in the theory of formal languages. Topics include regular grammars and finite automata, context-free grammars and push-down automata, Turing machines and the halting problem, and an introductory treatment of computable and non-computable functions.
   Course ID: 052947
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 451H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 451H (3.00)

Automata Theory and Formal Languages

This course introduces the basic concepts in the theory of formal languages. Topics include regular grammars and finite automata, context-free grammars and push-down automata, Turing machines and the halting problem, and an introductory treatment of computable and non-computable functions.
   Course ID: 100242
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 451
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

CMSC 452 (3.00)

Logic for Computer Science

This course covers the fundamental topics in sentential and first-order logic, including models, logical consequence, deduction and the completeness theorem. Other topics include: undecidability theorems, including Goedel's incompleteness theorem and Tarski's theorem; Herbrand's theorem; and applications including resolution, logic programming, automatic deduction, program specification and program verification.
   Course ID: 052948
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC203 with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 453 (3.00)

Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory

An introduction to the application of combinatorial methods to computer science. Topics include enumeration methods, recurrence relations, generating functions, graph theory and graph algorithms, and connectivity, Euler tours, Hamiltonian cycles, flow graphs and transport networks, matching theory, planarity, Kuratowski's theorem and NP-complete combinatorial problems.
   Course ID: 052949
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC341 and MATH221 and MATH152 or MATH142 with a C or better.

CMSC 455 (3.00)

Numerical Computations

Topics include numerical linear algebra, interpolation, solving non-linear systems and the numerical solution of differential equations. This course also provides some emphasis on numerical algorithms andcomputation in a parallel environment.
   Course ID: 052951
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC341 and MATH221 and MATH152 or MATH142 with a C or better.

CMSC 456 (3.00)

Symbolic Computation

The theme of this course is abstract algebra from an algorithmic perspective. Algorithms for computing in groups, rings, fields, ideals, quotient rings and other algebraic objects are studied. For example, the Coxeter coset enumeration and the Groebner basis algorithms are studied. Algebraic varieties play a key role in this course. The course also covers many applications of symbolic computation, such as applications to algebraic coding theory, robotics and automatic theorem proving. There are various projects using a symbolic computation package such as Maple or Mathematica.
   Course ID: 052952
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CMSC341 and MATH221 and MATH152 or MATH142 with a C or better.

CMSC 457 (3.00)

Quantum Computation

The course begins with a brief overview of those topics in quantum mechanics and mathematics needed for the understanding of quantum computation. It will then focus on quantum algorithms, covering such topics as quantum superposition and quantum entanglement, quantum decoherence, quantum teleportation, quantum Turing machines, Shor's Algorithm, Grover's algorithm, Hallgren's algorithm, quantum information theory, quantum data compression, quantum cryptographic protocols, quantum error-correcting codes, implementation issues.
   Course ID: 100191
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 203 and MATH 221 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 461 (3.00)

Database Management Systems

This course covers database management and the different data models used to structure the logical view of databases. The course also covers database design and implementation techniques, including file organization, query processing, concurrency control, recovery, integrity and security.
   Course ID: 052954
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 465 (3.00)

Introduction to Electronic Commerce

Electronic commerce is the use of electronic means to pursue business objectives. It relies on a wide range of modern technologies, such as the World Wide Web, telecommunications, database technologies, agent technologies, business intelligence, multimedia and user interfaces. This course puts special emphasis on the student's ability to do research in existing and emerging technology and to summarize and present findings clearly. An important part of this course is the development of technical writing skills. The second part of the course concentrates on the issues that are not solely technical, such as trust management, privacy and personalization, and the role of electronic market in revolutionizing traditional industries.
   Course ID: 052955
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 461 and CMSC 481

CMSC 466 (3.00)

Electronic Commerce Technology

This course is designed to prepare students to be e-commerce developers. It introduces students to the changing and competitive landscape of e-commerce technology, products and solutions. It begins with an introduction to WWW technology and an overview of Web applications and services. It further discusses networking technologies with the view toward mobile and wireless commerce and object orientation and Web programming. An overview of Java language and relational databases is given. Database-Web connectivity is discussed.The course proceeds with the study of inter-process communications in a distributed environment concentrating on Java RMI and COBRA technologies. Development of interactive Web pages with JavaScript and dynamic HTML, one of the basic skills in the area of e-commerce development, is covered.
   Course ID: 052956
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 461 and CMSC 481

CMSC 471 (3.00)

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

This course provides a broad introduction to artificial intelligence, its sub-fields and their applications. Topics include problem-solving approaches, problem spaces and search, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic and deduction, planning, expert systems, handling uncertainty, learning and natural language understanding.
   Course ID: 052958
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 473 (3.00)

Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (NLP), the first non-numerical application of computing, was first studied more than 50 years ago. The ultimate goal of NLP is to enable computers to communicate with people the same way that people communicate among themselves. To do so, the computers must be able to understand and generate text. The course will introduce the students to the problems, methods, and applications of NLP.
   Course ID: 052960
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 331 with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 475 (3.00)

Introduction to Neural Networks

This course is an in-depth introduction to neural networks. Topics include: characteristics of neural network computing; major neural network models and their related algorithms; supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning; and neural network application in function approximation, pattern analysis, optimization and associative memories.
   Course ID: 052962
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 476 (3.00)

Information Retrieval

This course is an introduction to the theory and implementation of software systems designed to search through large collections of text. The first course objective is to cover the fundamentals of Information Retrieval (IR): retrieval models, search algorithms and IR evaluation. The second is to give a taste of the implementation issues through the construction and use of a text search engine.
   Course ID: 052963
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 477 (3.00)

Agent Architectures and Multi-Agent Systems

This course covers fundamental techniques for developing intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, including cognitive, logic-based, reactive and belief-desire-intention architectures; inter-agent communication languages and protocols; distributed problem-solving, planning and constraint satisfaction methods; distributed models of rational behavior; and learning and adaptation in multi-agent systems. This course is repeatable up to 3 credits.
   Course ID: 052964
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 471 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 478 (3.00)

Introduction to Machine Learning

This course covers fundamental concepts, methodologies, and algorithms related to machine learning,which is the study of computer programs that improve some task with experience. Topics covered include decision trees, perceptrons, logistic regression, linear discriminant analysis, linear and non-linear regression, basic functions, support vector machines, neural networks, genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning, naive Bayes and Bayesian networks, bias/variance theory, ensemble methods, clustering, evaluation methodologies, and experiment design.
   Course ID: 052965
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 478H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 471 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 478H (3.00)

Introduction to Machine Learning

This course covers fundamental concepts, methodologies, and algorithms related to machine learning,which is the study of computer programs that improve some task with experience. Topics covered include decision trees, perceptrons, logistic regression, linear discriminant analysis, linear and non-linear regression, basic functions, support vector machines, neural networks, genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning, naive Bayes and Bayesian networks, bias/variance theory, ensemble methods, clustering, evaluation methodologies, and experiment design.
   Course ID: 100216
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 478
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 471 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 479 (3.00)

Introduction to Robotics

This course covers fundamental concepts, methodologies, and algorithms related to autonomous mobile robotics, touching on mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive aspects of the problem of building robots that move about and decide what to do on their own. Specific topics covered include legged and wheeled location, kinematic models and constraints, mobile robot maneuverability, motion control, sensors and sensing, perception, localization, belief representations, map representations, probabilistic map-based localization, autonomous map building, planning, reacting, and navigation architectures.
   Course ID: 052966
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 471 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 481 (3.00)

Computer Networks

This course introduces the fundamentals of data communication and computer networking, including circuit and packet switching; network architectures and protocols; local/metropolitan/wide-area networks, OSI and TCP/IP standards; network programming and applications; and network management.
   Course ID: 052968
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC341 or CMSC341H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 483 (3.00)

Parallel and Distributed Processing

This course provides a project and applications-oriented approach to parallel and distributed programming. Students will learn a specific parallel language and programming environment and will complete a large programming project. Topics include a selected parallel programming language, a survey of parallel and distributed architectures and associated programming styles, an introduction to parallel and distributed algorithms, and a study of trade-offs between computation and communication in parallel processing.
   Course ID: 052970
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC 421

CMSC 484 (3.00)

Java Server Technologies

This course is an in-depth look at several of the technologies currently in use to develop applications for the Web. Topics include the use of Java Servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP) and their benefits over traditional CGI programs, the development of web services using SOAP and XML, the use of Enterprise Java Beans to encapsulate server-side business logic and the use of application servers. Several programming projects will be done using these technologies and an appropriate Webserver, such as Apache Tomcat. In addition, several related technologies, such as PHP and Javascript, will be covered.
   Course ID: 052971
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC202 or CMSC202H with the grade of C or better.

CMSC 486 (3.00)

Mobile Telephony Communications

This course provides a technical introduction to mobile radio telephony. Topics include: the evolution of mobile radio communications, transforming signal representation between time and frequency domains, allocation and assignment of communication channels for cellular phones, signal modulation techniques and wireless networks. An in-depth study of the GSM and IS-95 CDMA cellular phone systems also will be presented.
   Course ID: 052972
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMPE 313 or CMPE 212, MATH 152

CMSC 487 (3.00)

Introduction To Network Security

The objective of this course is to teach the fundamental concepts, architectures, and protocols related to network security. Topics covered include: Overview of network security; Basics of cryptography; Threat models; Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms and Standards; Public Key Infrastructure; Electronic Mail Security; Network Layer Security; Transport layer and web security; Packet filtering; Firewalls; Intrusion Detection, and Virtual Private Networks; Recent topics in Network Security.
   Course ID: 052973
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: CMSC421 and CMSC481

CMSC 491 (3.00)

Special Topics in Computer Science

Special topics in Computer Science. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052975
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top:Obj Orien Prog & Lan, System Implement & Integ, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Scripting Languages, Ooa&D, Java Programming, Computer Security, Computer Animation, Electronic Commerce, Wireless Communications, Digital Signal Process, E-Commerce Technology, Enterprise Syst Security, Mobile Radio Telephony, Computer Science, Intro To Design Patterns, Machine Learning, Cell Processors & Applic, Object-Oriented Program, Graphical User Interface, Internet Tools/Protocols, Graph User Interface Pro, Symbolic/Algebraic Proc, Sql Programming, Symbolic Comput Maple, Introduction To UNIX, Java II, Med Software Engineering, Net Prog Mgmt & Admin, Data Network/Security, Microprocessor Systems, Entr Comp & Web Tech, Information Retrieval, Ontological Semantics, UNIX Sec And Admin Pol, Advanced Natural Lang Pr, Intro Machine Learning, Intro To It Services, Srvc Oriented Computing, Spec Topics In Comp Sci, Obj-Orient Anal & Design, UNIX Networking, VLSI Systems, Advance VLSI Design, Developing Palmtop Sys, Data Mining, UNIX System Admin, Scrty In Dstrbtd & Mble, Adv Natural Lang Proc, Comp Graphics For Games, Special Topics, Network Programming, Semantic Web, Sensor Networks, UNIX Security Admin Poli, Object Oriented Analysis, System Implementation, Program Logic Devices, Database Perform Anal, Oracle-Forms, Oracle - Forms, Data Drvn Info Arch, Design Patterns In Java, Creating Web Services, Electronic Commerce Tech, Data & Network Security, Micro Processor Systems, Database Implementation, Adv In E-Learning Tech, Java Server Technologies, Information Assurance, Real-Time Shading, Top:Graphics Prog Lang, Tcp/Ip, Adv Computer Networks, Java I, Neural Networks, Web & Data Mining, Mobil Computing, Computing & Web Tech, Entrprise Comp & Web Tec, Intro To E-Commerce, System Maintenance, Natural Language Process, Spec Topic In Comp Sci, Intro To Nat Lang Proc, Mobile Computing, Embedded Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Artistic Rendering, Robotics, Wearable Computing, Network Info Retrieval, Database Design, Object-Oriented Analysis, Programming In Java, VLSI Manufacturability, Data-Driven Info Process, Topics In Systems Admin, Wireless Communication, Distrib Multimedia Sys, Agent Based Information, Software Quality Engin, Wearable Computing, Malicious Software, Prog Embedded Systems, Serv Oriented Computing, Social Web Technologies, Contingency Planning, Top:Software Eng W/Ada, Graphics Program Lang, Tcp/Ip Programming, Topic: S Q L, Topic:Tcp/Ip Programming, Data Base Design, Hardware Design Language, Digital Image Processing, Intro To Data Mining, Introduction To Robotics, Intro Network Security, Electronic Voting Sys, Data Visualization, Top: Dstrb Database Syst, Client/Server Data Sys, Ooa & D, Visualization, Real-Time Graphics, Neural Network Computing, Project Management, Agent Architectures, Sec In Wireless Dis Sys, Quantum Computation, Web Serv Orien Computing, Mobile Platform Dev: iPhone and iPod, Computer Forensics and Intrusions, Intro to Parallel Computing:, Intro Parallel Comp: Emphas Use of IBM Cell B.E., User Interface Programming, Multi- and Many-core Programming, Game User Interface Programming, Advanced FPGA Design, Intro to Quantum Mechanics for, Computational Photography: In, Probabilistic Models, Data Intensive Computing, Computation, Complexity & Emergence, Advanced Computer Graphics, Computation, Complexity, and Emergence, Privacy and Security in a Mobile Social World, Graphics for Games, Medical Informatics, Clinical Informatics, Malware Analysis, Systems for Smart Home Automation, Cybersecurity Research Seminar, Hadoop Based Distributive Computing, Human Cmptg in Visualization

CMSC 493 (3.00)

Capstone Games Group Project

The computer games capstone course is designed to allow students completing the computer science games track to engage in a complete group project development experience. This will help them to integrate the various technical concepts they have learned in earlier courses. The course aims to impart a foundation in team leadership and project management ability that will allow graduates to function effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
   Course ID: 052976
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CMSC 435 and CMSC 471 with a grade of C or better.

CMSC 495 (3.00)

Honors Thesis

Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students in the Computer Science Honors Program will write and submit a scholarly paper reporting on their senior project.
   Course ID: 052977
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

CMSC 498 (3.00)

Independent Study in Computer Science for CMSC Interns and Coop Students

Consult the department Web page on CMSC 498 for more information.
   Course ID: 052980
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

CMSC 499 (1.00 - 4.00)

Independent Study in Computer Science

A student may enroll in this course to study computer science topics that are not available in a regular course. The student and the faculty member supervising the independent study must determine the objectives of the project, the number of credits to be earned and the evaluation criteria for the project. Students are limited to two independent study courses in computer science. Variable credit course repeatable up to 4 credits.
   Course ID: 052981
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must be junior standing