University of Delaware

Winter 2018 SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The following descriptions are furnished as a supplement to the University of Delaware's current Catalog. Students who desire further information on standard University course descriptions are referred to the University Catalog which is available online at www.udel.edu/catalog. Those standard descriptions are also available on this web site.
The following subject areas have supplemental descriptions here:
Africana Studies
Agriculture
Arts and Science
Business Administration
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Criminal Justice
Electrical Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Hospitality Business Mgt
Health Studies
Management Information
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish

AFRICANA STUDIES

AFRA- 205-010    CONTEMP. AFRICAN AMER ISSUES: RACIAL POLITICS-TODAY'S SPORTS

This course examines the recent political statements and demonstrations that have appeared in the sports world. It looks to place them in a racial and socio-economic context and discusses issues of racism, police brutality, power and privilege, and social commentary.

AGRICULTURE

AGRI- 267-070    SEMINAR: SUSTAINABLE FARM MANAGEMENT

Meets in New Zealand. A broad overview of the sustainable management and operation of New Zealand agricultural enterprises related to stock and pasture management, natural resources management and global marketing and sales.

ARTS AND SCIENCE

ARSC- 367-090    SEMINAR: CITIZENSHIP, LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Meets in Italy. This is a service course, in experiential learning through excursions and voluntary service. It has three components: volunteerism, field trips, and a weekly seminar. It will examine the philosophical and political aspects of citizenship in the context of participation in local non-profit activities. Students will emerge with a better appreciation of what it means to be a member of the global community.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUAD- 267-010    SEMINAR: CAREER EXPLORATION & PLANNING

Course topics in this 3-credit course include group interpretations of the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator along with resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, social media branding, communication etiquette, informational interviewing and networking.

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

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

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

CIEG- 467-010    SEMINAR: SAFETY INSPECTION OF BRIDGES

This course is based on the 2012 FHWA "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM)" and provides training on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course includes instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials element level inspection approach; virtual bridge inspections; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course. Satisfactory completion of this course (70% or better cumulative score on the mid-term and final assessments) will fulfill the comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards. This course is NHI 130055, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRJU- 367-194    SEMINAR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

This course examines the difficult decisions that criminal justice professionals make in an environment of competing interests, which are often impacted by their ethical dilemmas. During this course, emphasis is placed on addressing moral issues and concerns of our justice process in personal, social, and criminal justice contexts. In presenting ethics, the instructor will examine both the individual perspective and the organizational standpoint. Students will study four areas of ethical decision making opportunities: Ethics and the Criminal Justice System, Police, Law, and Corrections.

CRJU- 367-195    SEMINAR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

This course examines the difficult decisions that criminal justice professionals make in an environment of competing interests, which are often impacted by their ethical dilemmas. During this course, emphasis is placed on addressing moral issues and concerns of our justice process in personal, social, and criminal justice contexts. In presenting ethics, the instructor will examine both the individual perspective and the organizational standpoint. Students will study four areas of ethical decision making opportunities: Ethics and the Criminal Justice System, Police, Law, and Corrections.

CRJU- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

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

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELEG- 467-070    SEMINAR: SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

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

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTR- 367-070    SEMINAR: INTRO TO STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS

Meets in Boulder & San Francisco. Students will engage in a tour and study of several major startup ecosystems, culminating in trips to Boulder, Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area. Goals and learning outcomes include gaining an understanding of why the success of each community is vital to economic development in its respective city. Visits to each startup ecosystem will include a series of one-on-one and roundtable discussions with some of its leaders and influencers (both public and private), founders and investors. For each startup ecosystem visited, students will be expected to create and maintain an online travel blog where they will upload their reflections and analyses. A select few entries will be featured for publication in Technically Media's online news site. Technically Media will be showcasing this micromester as a special feature on their online news site, and will otherwise follow the students' journeys and learnings throughout.

FINANCE

FINC- 367-070    SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL TRADE FINANCE

Meets in Vietnam. This course is a seminar on selected topics in global trade and finance with a focus on trade and trade finance in Vietnam and Cambodia. The course will combine classroom presentations and exercises with visits to local organizations. Restrictions: FINC311 or permission of instructor.

FINC- 467-010    SEMINAR: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

This is a survey/seminar course on Alternative Asset Management and will provide broad exposure to this unique asset class and its role in today’s investment horizon. It is NOT a course on Portfolio Management or Construction but will open horizons as you consider future career opportunities. The material presented will provide you with a solid foundation across a number of Alternative Asset Management strategies, structures, participants and return profiles. In addition, you will learn a new vocabulary, nomenclature and thought processes unique to this sub sector of the Financial Services Industry. Critical thinking will be emphasized and you will be challenged to assess your assumptions and preconceived notions through rigorous discussion and review. While we will cover multiple types of alternative assets, particular emphasis will be placed on Hedge Funds. You will also work as a team to create a startup hedge fund for presentation to the class (details to be reviewed in class) or be asked to present a summary of, and lead a class discussion of a case study.

HEALTH STUDIES

HLTH- 367-010    SEMINAR: EMPATHY AND AFFECT RECOGNITION

This is an intensive, interactive and interdisciplinary 3-credit course/workshop to train health profession hopefuls in the experience of empathy and the ability to recognize varius affective states in others.

HOSPITALITY BUSINESS MGT

HOSP- 367-070    SEMINAR: INTL CULTURE CUISINE & BEV MGT

Meets in Australia. The study abroad course will focus on the exploration of the foods, beverages, eating practices, health & wellbeing and customs – both today and historically – associated with foods of the different cultures and/or ethnic groups that have become, or are becoming, integral parts of the American culture and how today's foods are a reflection of these many sources. In this exploration, our travels on study abroad and the cultures of immigrants to Australia, particularly those whose homeland was in the Pacific Rim. We will focus our learning on the origin and migration of different foods among varied cultural and geographic area, as well as to appreciate the role that food and beverage has played in the life of multiple cultural groups over time. The economic impact of food production and consumption and the impact of such agricultural economics on the preparation and usage of foods and beverages historically and today will also be considered.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

MISY- 667-010    SEMINAR: ENTER ARCH TRANSFORMS BUSINESS

Explore key components of corporate Enterprise Architecture (EA) and how the environment transforms business creating sustainable value. Examine contemporary EA platforms: ERP, CRM, cloud, social & mobile computing, e-commerce, supply chain, data governance, mashups, big data, & data centers.

MATHEMATICS

MATH- 467-070    SEMINAR: MATH SUSTAINABILITY

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

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEEG- 467-011    SEMINAR: ENGINEERING IN MOTORSPORTS

The course will begin with an overview of vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, automotive suspension systems & powertrain theory. It will continue with field trips to local motorsports shops and culminate with a week-long trip to the 24 Hours of Daytona International championship road racing competition.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL- 367-090    SEMINAR: RELIGION @ CROSSROADS CULTURE

Meets in Italy. This course will be classroom-based and discussion-based with assigned readings and a few course-related visits to local institutions and landmarks. The theme of this course is religious and cultural pluralism – the idea that many different systems of thought and practice coexist in a community. In Italy, we will be located at a major crossroads of religions, both modern and ancient, both Judeo-Christian-Islamic and Pagan. As a Group A class, at least a significant amount of emphasis will be on the Humanities side of the experience: the artwork, architecture, and literature, for instance, of the region. We will discuss the variety of religions which coexist in the local culture and we will consider the effects of religion on art, politics, and science. Some of the class will involve going out into the community to observe local traditions and culture, but the emphasis will be on placing these observations in an historical and cultural context through background reading and class discussion. Students will be graded on response papers to the readings, class discussions, and a final paper. This course is expected to satisfy Arts and Sciences - Group A, Honors, Upper-Level, Discovery Learning, Philosophy, and Religious Studies minor requirements.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC- 167-061    SEMINAR: ZEN AND THE BRAIN

This course will examine the intersection between neuroscience and meditation. How does neuroscience help support meditation teachings and practice? How does meditation affect brain function? This discussion-based class will explore the neurological roots of mindfulness, emotion regulation, attention, and self-awareness. We will also discuss the use of meditation techniques in the management of neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI- 467-070    SEMINAR: SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

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

SPANISH

SPAN- 367-073    SEMINAR: SERVICE LEARNING

Meets in Panama. This course will give structure and set the parameters for evaluation of the Service Learning component of the Panama program. --INSTRUCTOR: Program Director (Jorge Cubillos). Students will participate in 15 hours of service learning in which they will be helping the community and interacting with the local population in Spanish (task to be determined with the help of our partner institution). This aspect of the course will be assessed through weekly blogs, on-site observations by the instructor, and by a self-reflection paper at the end of the experience.

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