Spring 2014 Courses

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Computer Graphics Technology Technology
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Aviation Technology

  • AT52100 – Resource Analysis And Optimization - 33761 - AT 52100 - 001 – Lopp, TTh 3-4:15pm
    This course provides the student with the insight to develop and apply business models that adjust and adapt to the changing climate of daily operations in support of customers and product movement.   The course has proven to be extremely beneficial to aviation and non-aviation technology graduate students whose career goals include managerial and leadership roles in industry.  Concepts presented include linear resource planning, efficiency ratings, queuing fundamentals, development of quality standards, time study techniques, and financial tradeoff impacts.
  • AT52400 – Managerial Economic Decision Making - 43644 - AT 52400 - 001 – Johnson, W 6-9pm
    This course explores managerial decision-making using economic and strategic impacts of new technology and transformation methodologies on the enterprise system. Management planning and decision-making, process costing and allocation, operational control, management control, activity based costing, and multi-attribute decision-making models will be covered. Theory of constraints and lean implementations in aviation will be studied to understand the short and long term effects on financial measures.
  • AT52800- Management And Design Of Training Systems - 11177 - AT 52800 - 002 – Young, Tu 6-9pm
    This course will examine practical applications of managing the training process in industry and educational settings, including the development of instructional materials from an adult learner viewpoint.  Students will design an instructional program in their field of interest using an established management training model, starting with a training needs assessment and finishing with a program evaluation.  Curriculum design using various forms of media and delivery strategies will be reviewed.  The final project will result in a comprehensive training program portfolio.  While aviation examples will be used throughout the course, information on managing the training process will be applicable to students from any major.
  • AT53100 – International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems - 63341 - AT 53100 - 001 – Carney, M 6-9 pm
    This course addresses the structure of regional and international aviation systems and provides an in-depth analysis of the complex blend of national and international multidisciplinary obligations of the aviation regulatory system.  Classroom activity includes discussion of international aviation research as well as emerging and controversial aviation concepts.
  • AT54000 - Aviation &Aero Sustainability - 69387 - AT 58100 - 001 – Johnson, Th 6-9pm
    This course explores sustainability as applied to aviation and aerospace industries and agencies, both in the private sector and public sector. Students improve analysis skills, and knowledge of the reasoning and application of sustainability. Emphasis is placed on understanding the global and national policies that lead to the regulations and practices in aviation and aerospace. Using a balanced scorecard and a triple bottom line approach, students will develop a project using aviation and aerospace publications to analyze an industry-relevant project using sustainability in the analysis.
  • AT58100 – Aviation Fuels - 11940 - AT 58100 - 004 – Kilaz, TTh 4:30-5:45pm
    This course will provide technical background on existing and new fuels in development as well as exhaust emissions considerations in support of sustainability studies.  Students will develop fundamental knowledge of fuel properties, characteristics, and performance. The course will also focus on the ongoing effort to develop new fuels, including the processes, issues of sustainability, and testing. Exercises will be conducted in engine test cells and other laboratory facilities where fuel characterization, performance, and exhaust emissions will be studied.

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Building Construction Management

  • BCM 58100 - Sustainable Construction&Dev - 11898 - BCM 58100 - 007  Alter - M 6:30-9:20 PM
    This course explores environmental sustainability in all its forms, starting with the historical and theoretical basis and continuing through an understanding of sustainable building construction, design, development, and renewable energy strategies/management tools and how these can be applied in practice. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval.

  • BCM 58100 - Construction Research Fundamentals - 65232 - BCM 58100 - 004 Shaurette - W 10:30 AM-11:20 PM
    This course focuses on building student confidence in selecting and using a variety of methodologies to research construction management topics. Students will work together on hypothetical research cases as well as their selected thesis topics using various methodologies to help generate construction related thesis proposals.
    1 Credit

  • BCM 58100 - Heavy Civil Construction - 11787 - BCM 58100 - 006 Jiang/Keith - MWF 9:30-12:20 AM
    Special studies in heavy civil construction.

  • BCM 52000 - Preconstruction Project Management - 11737 - BCM 52000 - 001  (Distance Delivery – BCM Only) Behling/Tilgman - R 7:00-9:50 PM
    Management and control of projects from the authorization to proceed to the start of construction. Project success factors, conceptual and parametric estimating, design planning and management, constructability review techniques and value engineering methods.  Real estate transactions.  Land zoning, platting, development and pro forma calculations.

  • BCM 55500 - Construction Leadership And Marketing - 11735 - BCM 55500 - 001  (Distance Delivery – BCM Only) Maxman - T 7:00-9:50 PM
    Analysis of organizational leadership at the executive level.  The goals of this course are to introduce and stimulate thought and discussion of leadership theories, characteristics and behaviors of successful leaders, contextual factors affecting leader effectiveness, dynamics of leader-follower relationships, communication, decision-making and contemporary challenges confronting organizational leaders as well as marketing theory, marketing vs. business development, the marketing process, and an introduction to a construction marketing dashboard.

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Computer Graphics Technology

  • CGT 513 – Interactive Multimedia Development and Research – 65917 – Victor Chen – W 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    A survey of the interactive multimedia development process, knowledge base, and applications in business and industry. Particular attention is paid to research issues surrounding theoretical, technological, and interactive techniques, and validating those approaches through applied research. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of the development of new media tools.

  • CGT 520 – Computer Graphics Programming – 11359 – Tim McGraw – W 10:30 – 1:20 PM
    This course provides a working knowledge of computer graphics programming using OpenGL and C++. OpenGL is the platform independent industrial standard APL and the leading edge technology for computer graphics application design. It has been used in the gaming industry, as well as in research and for scientific visualizations. The course focuses on creating real-time and interactive applications and is structured into several blocks; OpenGL introduction, modeling, texturing, transformations, lighting, and interactive application design. Students will develop various applications through the course focusing different aspects of computer graphics programming.

  • CGT 540 – Current Topics in 3D Animation – 66279 – Nicoletta Adamo-Villani – W 8:30 – 11:30 AM
    This course addresses recent research and development in 3D animation. Permission of instructor required.

  • CGT 581 – Medical Image Processing and Visualization – 11920 – Tim McGraw – 10:30 – 1:20 PM
    This course provides an introduction to various medical imaging modalities, including xray,
    ultrasound, CT and MRI, and an overview of the processing and visualization techniques applied
    to the resulting datasets. Topics will include image denoising, image segmentation, and image
    registration. Problems will be solved using Matlab.

  • CGT 581 – Digital Games Research – 12467- David Whittinghill – T 6:00 – 8:50 PM
    This course instructs students in current methods of conducting research on digital games, ludology, and the game development process. Topics covered in the course include: biofeedback, user experience, gameplay measurement and analysis, development pipelines, publication strategies and methodologies, LaTeX document preparation, simulation, and quantitative and qualitative approaches to conducting research in the field of digital and traditional games.

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CNIT (note that in Banner, C&IT is abbreviated CNIT)

  • CNIT 51200 - Managing Resources And Applications For Homeland Security - 67054 - CNIT 51200 - 002 - Dietz (CIT), Aaltonen (Nursing), Fields (ABE), TR 3:00-4:15 pm
    An interdisciplinary course providing examples and practice in applying and managing the resources, including technologies, used in the private and public sectors for homeland security programs. Course contents will include: terrorism; corporate security; biosecurity; health care preparedness; personal/community preparedness; risk transfer; and information security and privacy. Additional content includes discussion of local, state, and federal preparedness programs issues in the public/private sectors that are designed to ensure survival during a continuum of emergency events, and continued practice in using collaborative application of team building skills. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55000 - Organizational Impact Of Information Technology - 59972 - CNIT 55000 - 001 - Bentley – TR 10:30-11:45 am
    An enterprise view of the organizational impact of information technology as the most effective means for achieving "better, faster, cheaper operations" in today's highly competitive business environment. Examines how information technology has enabled new organizational forms and changes in business processes, products, markets, delivery systems, ways of working, and people management issues and challenges. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55100 - Information Technology Economics - 69916 - CNIT 55100 - 001 - Whitten – TR 12:00-1:15 pm
    Examines the economics of information systems and information technology as it relates to business performance. Topics include strategic information technology planning, alignment with business planning, value assessment, and performance measurement. Special emphasis is placed on issues relevant to strategic information technology infrastructure management, both for the information technology unit as well as the business as a whole. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55200 - Information Technology Project Management - 13281 - CNIT 55200 - 001 - Dittman – TR 4:30-5:45 pm
    Explores the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully initiate, plan, manage, control, and report on information technology projects. Special emphasis is placed on learning the PMBOK and its practices concerning integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the concepts and techniques, plus hands-on experience is received by working on a case study. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55500 - Advanced Network Security - 65816 - CNIT 55500 - 001 - Rawles – TR 12:00-1:15 pm
    Advanced conceptual and technological aspects of network security for voice and data networks. Deals with the advanced analysis, design, implementation, and management issues surrounding effective network security. Technology research and presentation of results, as well as security technology implementation, are required course outcomes. Permission of department required.

  • CNIT 55700 - Advanced Research Topics In Cyber Forensics - 13283 - CNIT 55700 - 002  Link Id: A2   Linked Sections Required(A1) - Rogers – T 3:30-5:20 pm + Ind Study
    Provides students at the advanced degree level the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cyber forensics. Students are expected to have fundamental understanding of cyber forensics and digital forensic science. The emphasis is on directed learning and scholarly inquiry. Possible research topics range from law and public policy to software and/or hardware development. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55800 - Bioinformatics Computing And Systems Integration - 65802 - CNIT 55800 - 001 - Kane  - T 6:00-8:50 pm
    This is a graduate-level course for students interested in the application of computational methods and information technology in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences arena. An overall understanding of information technology and systems is assumed, as well as an in-depth knowledge of one or more areas of information technology. Permission of instructor required.

  • CNIT 55900 - Data Warehousing - 53766 - CNIT 55900 - 001 - Springer – TR 9:00-10:15 am
    The design and implementation of data warehouses (including data marts and operational data stores) are studied using current database technologies. Topics include data modeling for warehouses, data warehousing infrastructure and tool selection, data exploration, data synthesis and reduction, organizational metadata, data warehouse administration, and other contemporary issues. Preference is given to students having graduate status in the College of Technology with a CIT concentration. Permission of instructor required

  • CNIT 56100 - Advanced Parallel Data Systems - 65799 - CNIT 56100 - 001 - Hacker – TR 10:30-11:45 am
    This course is a graduate level course that covers advanced topics in high performance, cluster, and grid computing in detail from a systems perspective. Topics covered in this course will focus on aspects of the design, implementation, and use of high performance storage systems progressively from the hardware layer through the operating system up to the application level. Topics will include: commodity hardware and novel architectural storage components; the architecture and use of parallel file systems, including PVFS2 and Lustre; reliability and scheduling; virtualization and fault tolerant strategies for Petascale computing; system architectures for data intensive computing and workflows; parallel I/O systems; and grid and cloud computing architectures. Experience in Linux systems administration is a prerequisite for this course.

  • CNIT 58100 - TransNational Cyber Crime - 65815 - CNIT 58100 - CFT - Liles – T 8:30-11:20 am
    Prerequisite: CoT Graduate Student or Consent of Instructor: Professor Samuel Liles.
    This course will examine the spectrum of conflict from crime through cyber warfare. Specific case studies of transnational cyber crime and organizations engaged in such activities along with cyber conflict at the nation state level will be detailed in depth. Students should expect an examination of the effects and outcomes of cyber conflict and how society reacts. This course will engage in a maturing dialog of what the role of government, industry and citizens are in a newly defined transnational domain.

  • CNIT 58100 - CIT Graduate Seminar - 66974 - CNIT 58100 - CIT - Taylor & Papapanagiotou – M 12:30-1:20 pm
    The CIT Graduate Seminar is designed to provide opportunities for professional development of graduate students, raise their awareness of various other issues that they may face in their professional careers, and provide opportunities to survey research seminars of their interest. This objective is accomplished by attending CNIT 581 seminars and other seminars approved by the Computer and Information Technology department. Students are allowed to substitute a maximum of 3 research seminars from the standard class room seminar list by other alternative research seminars.

  • CNIT 58100 - Embedded& Mobile Forensics - 69917 - CNIT 58100 - EMF - Liles W 8:30-11:20 am
    Consumer technologies are rapidly moving forward with items integrating processing, storage, and transmission into their base functionality. The enterprise issues with bring your own device has rapidly expanded requirements on forensics investigators to address a plethora of mobile device types. Whether it is the automobile black box or a home thermostat there are various elements of interesting evidence possible to be gained. As a simplistic example the wireless home thermostat tracks when there is activity in a house. The forensic possibilities of being able to attribute presence via the thermostat or geo-location by a cellphone are of interest to forensics investigators. This is a classic example of a device as a witness. The embedded and consumer device pantheon is developing as an important area of forensic science. Graduate student standing or instructor permission required.

  • CNIT 58100 - Human Resource Issues In IT - 11697 - CNIT 58100 - HRI - Harriger – W 6:00-8:50 pm
    Over the past decade, interest in pursuing study of computing has been declining steadily nationally. Experts have predicted that if this trend continues, by 2018 only half of the IT jobs available will be able to be filled by students completing computing degrees from American universities. (http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/NCWIT_TheFacts_rev2010.pdf).  Given the growing reliance on IT expertise by numerous domains, this decline has and will continue to negatively impact all aspects of society.
    This course will examine the numerous reasons that led to the declining interest in IT careers. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of this declining interest on them, the IT industry, and on society. Finally, it will challenge students to develop workable solutions that can begin to correct one or more aspects of the problem.

  • CNIT 62300 - Nat Lang Info Assur & Sec Sem - 65819 - CNIT 62300 - NLS   (Natural Language Information Assurance and Security Seminar) - Taylor – TR 4:30-5:45 pm
    Prerequisite: LING 689 or CNIT 499-NLT or equivalent or permission of instructor: Professor Julia Taylor.
    This course will serve as seminar in natural language processing with the emphasis in and applications on information assurance and security. The topics will review the state of the art of information assurance and security with the focus on natural language text and information received from and implied in it. The course will focus on a wide range of papers describing various techniques and applications, with identifiable advantages and disadvantages. The assignments will range in class paper presentations to group projects and written reports.

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ECET - Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology 

  • ECET 581 - Prac Comp Imaging Sensng Qlty - 65351 - ECET 58100 - 009 – Panigrahi -  TR 1:30 – 2:45
    This course focuses on design and development issues related to an integrated computer imaging or vision system for sensing, quality control and automation applications. Fundamental basis of optics, illumination, camera types with associated technologies, and image acquisition to develop a customized computer imaging or vision systems will be covered. Algorithms for image processing, image analysis and pattern recognition will also be covered. Emerging technologies-based integrated computer vision or imaging system for sensor system, inspection, quality control and automation in different sectors (medical, manufacturing, security, construction etc.) will be discussed.  A semester long project related to design and analysis of a computer imaging system or system components will be required for each student. Hands-on experiences through class projects and assignments will be provided.

  • ECET 58100 - Special Topics Nanotechnology - 11370 - ECET 58100 - 010 – McNally - MW 4:30 – 5:20 & F 11:30 – 1:20
    The emerging field of nanotechnology is studied to include the development, fabrication, testing and commercialization of nanoelectronic devices. The tools for and the approaches to nanotechnology design are explored as well as nanoscale materials. Nanoelectronic devices for biological and medical applications are investigated. This course incorporates laboratory exercises to provide students with hands on experience with tools of nanotechnology and simulations. The Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park provides a unique experience into a nanotechnology research and development fabrication facility.

  • ECET 58100 - Metrology Concepts - 57809 - ECET 58100 - 004 – McNally - M 11:30 – 1:20 & W 11:30 – 1:20
    Metrology is an essential aspect to engineering technology research.  This course introduces the concepts of metrology including measurement systems, data acquisition and analysis, error propagation and reproducibility.  Instrumentation for electrical and mechanical measurements are studied along with their corresponding measurement standards.  These concepts of metrology are described from the macro to nano scale.

  • ECET 58100 - Advanced Power Electronics - 58187 - ECET 58100 - 006 -  Kulatunga - MWF 9:30 – 10:20 & R 9:30 – 11:20
    Prerequisites:  ECET 33300 or equivalent. A study of advanced concepts related to dc-dc power converters, motor drives,  magnetic components, EMI mitigation, cooling, and testing with emphasis on designing and developing electronics hardware.

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IT - Industrial Technology

  • IT 50800 - Quality And Productivity In Industry And Technology - 12880 - IT 50800 - 001 - Bear - T 6:00-8:50 PM
    Examines the contemporary issues of continuous improvement in quality and productivity in manufacturing and service industries. Includes a close examination of the evolving philosophies bearing on the scope, improvement, and costs of quality assurance programs in industry and technology.
  • IT 53500 - Global Supply Chain Management - 66119 - IT 53500 - 001 - Newton - F 3:30-6:20 PM
    The objective of this course is to provide in-depth knowledge of global supply chain management and its application in industries. This course explores supply chain management, expanding beyond the linkage between producer and distributor to include other enterprises in the product life cycle, beginning with concept design and ending in disposal. Learning methodologies include lecture, case study, and collaborative student group activities in applied research.
  • IT 54500 - Biometrics Technology And Applications - 21264 - IT 54500 - 001 - Elliott - W 6:00-8:50 PM
    Examines biometrics technology as it relates to security, access control, and the authentication of individuals. The course will examine biometric technologies including iris, face, finger, hand geometry, dynamic signature verification, skin print analysis, and voice recognition.

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MET - Mechnical Engineering Technology

  • MET 50300 – Applied Optimization - 58199 - MET 50300 - 001 - R. Mark French. Prerequisite: MA 22200 - MWF 11:30 am-12:20 pm
    This course will introduce technology graduate students and senior undergraduates to the basic concepts of optimization methods with particular emphasis on applications in product and process design. Unconstrained nonlinear problems will be presented and solved using steepest descent and conjugate directions. Constrained problems will be solved using exterior penalty functions. Permission of department required.

  • MET 52700 –  Technology From A Global Perspective - 22456 - MET 52700 - 001 - B. Harding - T 6:00-8:50 PM
    Introduction to the challenges faced by the practicing technologist when working and interacting with international technical personnel, both here and abroad, including history, standards, education, and practice of technology outside the United States.

  • MET 53000 – Facilities Engineering Technology - 60585 - MET 53000 - 001- W. Hutzel Prerequisite: (PHYS 219 or PHYS 221 or PHYS 241 or PHYS 251) and ( MA 162 or MA 166 or MA 222 or MA 228) - WF 8:30-9:20 AM & F 9:30-11:20 AM
    A study of the application of the engineering sciences and technology to the solution of problems associated with mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Emphasizes commercial and industrial facilities. Identifying energy conservation measures for both mechanical and electrical systems and evaluating their economic impact are an important focus of the course

  • MET 54600 – Industrial Applications Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 58133 - MET 54600 - 001 - H. Kraebber - M 6:00 -8:50 PM
    A study of the development of CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) from the application of basic automation to a fully integrated system for the operation of the business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the technology, systems, and human resources, which are integrated to accomplish the objectives of the company. Permission of instructor required

  • MET 58100 - Fuel Cell Fund, Modl&Diagnstc - 11158 - MET 58100 - 001 - A. Chuang - TR 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
    This course will focus on the introduction of fundamental knowledge of fuel cell operation and applications of various fuel cell technologies.

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OLS - Organizational Leadership and Supervision

  • OLS 58000 - Interpersonal Skills For Leaders - 10606 - OLS 58000 - 003 - Naimi – M 6:00 – 8:50 PM
    Advanced study of technical and professional topics. Emphasis is on new developments relating to technical, operational, and training aspects of industry and technology education. Course may be offered in traditional, distance, or blended format.

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TECH - Technology

  • TECH 58100 - Tech Realiz Workshop - 65981 - TECH 58100 - 018 – Peoples – M 4:30-6:20 PM
    This  course introduces students to topics and skills needed to assess, protect and commercialize technology.  Students will be exposed to various techniques and apply these techniques through a model technology.  The course will focus on the evaluation of novel technologies and the formulation of a business case (pitch), which includes a technology description, target market analysis, competitive landscape analysis, product development plans, and financial strategy. Students’ evaluation will be based upon attendance, homework assignments, and a progressive realization project with two class presentations.
  • TECH 58100 - Personal Mgmt& Leadership Prin - 69622 - TECH 58100 - 022  - Bertoline – TR 3:00 – 4:15 PM
    Over the last few decades business and industry has fundamentally changed because of global competition and the need to constantly innovate to stay competitive.  It is a great challenge for working professionals to lead a balanced life, stay on top of their field, and advance their careers due to the highly competitive and constantly changing nature of technology-based businesses and industries.  This course prepares leaders for the challenges and opportunities of a professional life as a leader and manager in any highly competitive technology-based organization.  You will learn the best practices of some of the most successful people in history. You will learn your unique strengths and how to focus those strengths so you are doing your best every day and how to lead others so that you focus on their strengths.  You will learn the basics of financing public companies, including stocks, options, bonds, as well as personal financial management and successful investment principles to reap the short- and long-term rewards of your successful professional life.  At the end of this course you should have a clearly articulated personal mission statement, be prepared to lead people, and the knowledge necessary to live your best life.
  • TECH 58100 - Foundations Integrated STEM Ed - 12331 - TECH 58100 - 025  - Kelley – R 4:30 – 7:20 PM
    This foundational course will provide students with a conceptual understanding of an integrated approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). You will learn about integrated STEM pedagogies including project-based, problem-based, design-based, and inquiry-based approaches to teaching and engage in team teaching to deliver STEM instruction. Participate in classroom observation in local K-12 classrooms.
  • TECH 58100 - Prob In Natl Info Security - 12369 - TECH 58100 - 026  Link Id: A5   Linked Sections Required(A6) – Marshall – W 9:30 – 11:20 AM & F 1:30 – 3:20 PM
    This course engages students in national cybersecurity/information systems security problems. Students will learn how to apply research techniques, think clearly about these issues, formulate and analyze potential solutions, and communicate their results. Working in small groups under the mentorship of technical clients from government and industry, each student will formulate, carry out, and present original research on current cybersecurity/information assurance problems of interest to the nation. Support for this course is provided in part by the National Science Foundation under grant #1344369. As part of the award, this course will be run in a synchronized distance fashion, coordinating some activities with our partner schools (Mississippi State, UC Davis, UMBC) and our technical clients.
  • TECH 62100 - Bldg Philosophy Tech - 11245 - TECH 62100 - 014 – Kelley – M 6:00 – 8:50 PM
    The term technology has multiple meaning and applications so vast that one clear and all-encompassing definition of the term has become unattainable.  However, to build an epistemology of technology, we must explore ways to define technology so to provide a foundation for a philosophy of technology. This course will explore multiple views and definitions of technology embedded within the scholarly work focused on technology in order to build your philosophy of technology.
  • TECH 62100 - Technology Policy - 12338 - TECH 62100 - 015 – Dark – TR 3:00 – 4:15 PM
    Science and technology intersect with myriad areas of public policy.  Think of the regulatory failures behind patient deaths from Vioxx; the challenges associated with regulating the protection of genomic information used in personalized medicine; the debate over the reality and extent of climate change; and widespread public perception of eroding American research and development competitiveness in a globalizing world.  Discussion of these salient issues often turns back to a common set of questions about the relationship between science, technology and policy.  Is scientific and technological development a force beyond human control, or can it be governed?  Is more and better science necessary for public political decision making?  Is the furtherance of scientific understanding always socially benign, and who decides?

    This course examines such questions by surveying the variety of interactions between science, technology, and policy.  We will consider how S&T policy relate to challenges to our quality of life – security, economy, environment, health, education, transportation, communication, etc.   Federal agencies are entrusted with translating scientific and engineering progress into programs and solutions that benefit society, its institutions, and its people.  This course considers the process of translation – the interplay of interests through the apparatus of government to produce “public policy.”   The course focuses primarily on the American context, but comparative perspectives are welcome and included. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing upon literature in a wide range of disciplines including political science, philosophy, economics, sociology, and history.  It will provide students:

    • Background on science and technology policy environment
    • Multidisciplinary toolkit for thinking about science and technology policy
    • Multidisciplinary methods for influencing science and technology policy
    • Understanding of the “social science” of science and technology policy
    • Expertise in conducting and presenting policy analysis

  • TECH 64600 - Analysis Of Research In Industry And Technology - 27938 - TECH 64600 - 001 – Mohler – R 6:00 – 8:50 PM
    Analysis of research and evaluation of research reports. Emphasis on understanding the application of fundamental statistical methods in design and interpretation of research findings in industrial, technical, and human resource development environments. Prerequisite: Master's student standing.
  • TECH 69700 - Qualitative Research Methods In Technology Studies - 58529 - TECH 69700 - 011  - Vorvoreanu – W 6:00 – 8:50 PM
    In-depth examination of qualitative methods and frameworks used in technology research. Students learn by application a variety of methods from the qualitative research toolbox such as interviewing, focus groups, observation, and experience analysis. TECH 69700 prepares students to plan, pilot, and assess an original qualitative research study and to integrate qualitative research findings in the technology design and evaluation process.

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