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School of Informatics
Undergraduate 2005-2006
Academic Bulletin

IU Informatics Program
School of Informatics 
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Cognate Areas, IUB
Cognate Areas, IUPUI

Cognate Areas, IUB

Students must receive at least a C- in each cognate area course, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in the cognate area. Cognate area courses may require prerequisites.

Biology
Business
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Communication and Culture
Computer Science
Cybersecurity
Economics
Fine Arts
Geography
Instructional Systems Technology
Journalism
Linguistics
Mathematics
Psychology
Public and Environmental Affairs
Public Health
Telecommunications

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Biology

Required:
BIOL L211 Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL L311 Genetics (3 cr.)
BIOL L312 Cell Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL L318 Evolution (3 cr.)
BIOL L473 Ecology (3 cr.)

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Business

Required:
BUS A200 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.) or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.) (minimum grade of C required)
BUS L201 Legal Environments of Business (3 cr.) or BUS L350 Online Law (3 cr.)

Select six credit hours from the following list:
BUS F300 Introduction to Finance (3 cr.)
BUS G300 Introduction to Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
BUS J306 Strategic Management (3 cr.) or
  BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
BUS M300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
BUS W300 Small Business Management (3 cr.)

Students are advised to pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor (18 credit hours) or the Business Minor (21 credit hours) by taking additional courses beyond the 15 credit hours required for the cognate. If you plan to pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor you should elect to take BUS W300 and BUS M300. If you plan to pursue the Business Minor you should elect to take BUS G300, BUS J306 or BUS Z302, BUS M300, or BUS F300. BUS W300 will not apply to the minor.

If you plan to pursue a degree in Business Informatics you must apply to the Computer Information Systems or Business Process Management concentrations in the Kelly School of Business.

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Chemistry

Students interested in obtaining a background in chemical informatics should first complete a minor in chemistry. The minor will give you the skills necessary to study in the field of chemical informatics. In addition, students must complete two one-hour chemical informatics courses, INFO I371 and CHEM C372, and are encouraged to take CHEM C471 and CHEM C472, to meet the requirements of a cognate in chemistry.

Required:
CHEM C117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM C118 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr.)
CHEM C342 Organic Chemistry Lectures II (3 cr.)
CHEM I371 Chemical Informatics I (1 cr.)
CHEM C372 Chemical Informatics II (1 cr.)
CHEM C483 Biological Chemistry (3 cr.)

Recommended:
CHEM C471 Chemical Information Souces and Services (1 cr.)
CHEM C472 Computer Sources for Chemical Informatics (1 cr.)

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Cognitive Science

Required:
COGS Q240 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences (4 cr.)
COGS Q270 Experiments and Models in Cognition (4 cr.)
COGS Q301 Brain and Cognition (3 cr.)
COGS Q320 Computation in the Cognitive and Information Services (4 cr.)

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Communication and Culture

Required:
CMCL C205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3 cr.)
CMCL C190 Introduction to Media (3 cr.)
CMCL C202 World Media (3 cr.) or
  CMCL C413 Global Villages (3 cr.)
CMCL C337 New Media (3 cr.)
CMCL C410 Media Theory (3 cr.)

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Computer Science

Option I: Information Technology

CSCI C211 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)
CSCI A338 Network Technologies and Administration (4 cr.)
CSCI A348 Mastering the World Wide Web (4 cr.)
CSCI B351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation (3 cr.)

Option II: Computer Science

Required:
CSCI C211 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)
CSCI C335 Computer Structures (4 cr.)
CSCI C343 Data Structures (4 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:
CSCI A348 Mastering the World Wide Web (4 cr.)
CSCI B351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation (3 cr.)
CSCI C311 Programming Languages (4 cr.)

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Cybersecurity

Prerequisite:
INFO I231 Introduction to the Mathematics of Cybersecurity (3 cr.) OR equivalent knowledge

Required:
INFO I130 Introduction to Cybersecurity (1 cr.)
INFO I230 Analytical Foundations of Security (3 cr.)
INFO I330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (3 cr.)
INFO I430 Security for Networked Systems (3 cr.)
INFO I433 Protocol Design and Analysis (3 cr.)
BUS I433 Information Systems Security (3 cr.)

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Economics

Required:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 cr.)
ECON E327 Game Theory (3 cr.) or BUS G300
ECON E382 The Digital Economy (3 cr.)
(E201, E202, and M119 or M211 are prerequisites for E321. E321 is a prerequisite for E327 and E490.)

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Fine Arts

Courses selected for a cognate must be approved by the School of Fine Arts.

Required:
FINA N110 Introduction to Studio Art for Non-majors (3 cr.)
FINA S250 Introduction to Design Practice (3 cr.)
FINA T230 Computer Art: Survey and Practice (3 cr.)

Select three courses from one of the following areas:

Computer Art
FINA T330 Interactive Media (3 cr.) P: FINA T230
FINA T340 3D Computer Graphics (3 cr.) P: FINA F101, FINA T230, FINA T330, and consent of instructor by portfolio review
FINA T430 Advanced Multimedia (3 cr.) P: FINA T330, and consent of instructor by portfolio review
FINA T440 Computer Graphical Environments (3 cr.) P: FINA T340

Graphic Design
FINA S351 Typography and Integration Imagery (3 cr.) P: S250
FINA S352 Production for Graphic Designer (3 cr.) P: S351
FINA S451 Graphic Design Problem Solving (1-6 cr.) P: S352

Students may also consider computer-based courses in printmaking, photography, and video. All courses selected for the cognate must be approved by the School of Fine Arts. Students are cautioned to review prerequisite requirements for upper level courses.

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Geography

Option I:
GEOG G237 Cartography and Geographic Information (3 cr.)
GEOG G336 Environmental Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
GEOG G337 Computer Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.)
GEOG G338 Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG G438 Advanced Geographical Information Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG G439 Topics in Geographic Information Science (3 cr.)

Option II:
GEOG G250 Computer Methods in Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G450 Undergraduate Readings and Research in Geography (1-3 cr.)
GEOG G460 Geography Internship (3-6 cr.)
GEOG G488 Applied Spatial Statistics (3 cr.)
GEOG G489 Atmospheric Data Analysis (3 cr.)

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Instructional Systems Technology

Students must have completed 26 hours of course work with a minimum 2.2 GPA. No prerequisite courses are required.

Required:
EDUC R311 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 cr.)
EDUC R341 Multimedia in Instructional Technology (3 cr.)
EDUC R347 Impact of Games and Simulations in Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC R441 Development and Management in Instructional Technology (3 cr.)
EDUC R481 Specialized Project in Instructional Technology (3 cr.)

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Journalism

To be considered for admission, students must file an application with the School of Journalism, be admitted to a degree program in the School of Informatics, and have completed 26 credit hours with a minimum 2.2 cumulative grade point average (FX and WF will be calculated as F) including: J110, Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a minimum grade of C-.

Required:
JOUR J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications (3 cr.)
JOUR J200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I * (3 cr.)
JOUR J201 Reporting, Writing, and Editing II (3 cr.)
JOUR J210 Visual Communications (3 cr.)
* SLIS L155 must be taken before or concurrently with J200.

Electives:
Select at least two courses from the following list:
JOUR J360 Topics (Online Journalism) (3 cr.)
JOUR J460 Topics (Information Graphics) (3 cr.)
JOUR J463 Computerized Publication Design I (3 cr.)
JOUR J465 Computerized Publication Design II (3 cr.)

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Linguistics

At least three courses must be taken at the 300 level or higher, and up to 3 credits from a related field.

Required:
LING L303, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)
LING L306 Phonetics (3 cr.)

Any two of the following courses:
LING L307 Phonology (3 cr.)
LING L308 Morphology (3 cr.)
LING L310 Syntax (3 cr.)
LING L325 Semantics (3 cr.)
LING L431 Field Methods (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
LING L445 Introduction to Computational Linguistics (3 cr.)
LING L485 Topics in Linguistics (3 cr.)
MATH M385 Mathematics from Language, or any course from outside the Department of Linguistics with sufficient computational content, subject to approval by the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor.

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Mathematics

Students must complete at least 16 credit hours including MATH M211 and M212, and three of the following:
MATH M301 or M303 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
MATH M371 Elementary Computational Methods (3 cr.)
MATH M385 Math from Language (3 cr.)
MATH M447 Math Models and Applications (3 cr.)

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Psychology

Required:
PSY P101 Introduction to Psychology (or PSY P151) (3 cr.)
PSY P329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.)
PSY P335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY P350 Human Factors/Ergonomics (3 cr.)
COGS Q270 Experiments and Models in Cognition (4 cr.)
COGS Q301 Brain and Cognition (3 cr.)

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Public and Environmental Affairs

Prerequisite:
INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)

Required:
SPEA V418 Vector-Based GIS or V450 GIS in Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V461 System Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
SPEA V475 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)

In addition students must select a focus area from one of the following:

Option I: Environmental Issues

Required:
SPEA V418 Vector-Based GIS (3 cr.)

Select two courses from the following:
SPEA E325 Computing for Environmental Scientists (2 cr.)
SPEA E363 Environmental Management (E162 recommended prerequisite) (3 cr.)
SPEA E419 Applied Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
SPEA E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA E476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)

Option II: Health Issues

Required:
SPEA H320 Introduction to Health Administration (3 cr.)

At least one of the following:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)

Option III: Urban Affairs

Select two of the following:
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V421 Metropolitan Development (3 cr.)

Option IV: Public Policy Analysis

Select two of the following:
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V386 Case Studies for Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)

Option V: Public Finance

Required:
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)

Select one of the following:
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V441 Topics in Financial Management and Policy (3 cr.)

Capstone Experience:
SPEA V461 System Analysis and Design will serve as a capstone experience and should be taken as the last course in the cognate sequence. This is a project-oriented course, in which students select projects related to their focus areas. A SPEA faculty member with expertise in that particular area will direct this project.

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Public Health

Required:
HPER C366 Community Health (3 cr.)
HPER C403 Techniques in Public Health (3 cr.)
HPER H311 Human Diseases and Epidemiology (3 cr.) (P or C: HPER H391)
HPER H391 Introduction to Health Information and Statistics (3 cr.)
HPER H494 Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety (3 cr.) (P or C: HPER H391)

Recommended:
One of the following courses is recommended if the student has done no previous course work in health or related field.
HPER H263 Personal Health (3 cr.)
HPER H305 Women's Health (3 cr.)
HPER H306 Men's Health (3 cr.)

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Telecommunications

Option I: Applications

This cognate area focuses on video and multimedia production using computers.

Required:
TEL T101 Living in the Information Age (3 cr.)
TEL T206 Introduction to Design and Production (3 cr.)
TEL T283 Production Techniques and Practices (3 cr.)

Plus at least 9 credit hours (six courses) from the following:
TEL T351 Video Field Post Production (3 cr.) P: T283
TEL T353 Audio Production (3 cr.) P: T283
TEL T354 Program Graphics and Animation (1.5 cr.)
TEL T355 Digital Video (1.5 cr.)
TEL T361 Interactive Transmedia Design (3 cr.) P: T283 or T284, T354
TEL T364 Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.) P: T283, T354
TEL T365 Advanced 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.) P: T364

Option II: Implications

The implications cognate area allows students to tailor their studies to issues of particular interest.

Required:
TEL T101 Living in the Information Age (3 cr.)
TEL T205 Introduction to Telecommunications and Society (3 cr.)

Plus 9 credit hours from the following list:
TEL T311 Media History (3 cr.)
TEL T312 Politics and the Media (3 cr.)
TEL T316 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 cr.)
TEL T317 Children and the Media (3 cr.)
TEL T424 Telecommunications and the Constitution (3 cr.)
TEL T427 International Telecommunications (3 cr.)

Option III: Foundations

The Foundations cognate area focuses specifically on the development and operation of advanced telecommunications networks.

Required:
TEL T101 Living in the Information Age (3 cr.)
TEL T207 Introduction to Telecommunications Industry and Management (3 cr.)
TEL T322 Telecommunications Networks (3 cr.)
TEL T326 Network Design (3 cr.)
TEL T327 Data Communications (3 cr.)

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Cognate Areas, IUPUI

Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Computer and Information Technology
Criminal Justice Minor
E-Commerce
Economics
English
French
Geography
German
Health Science
Human Resource Management Certificate
Japanese
Journalism
Leadership Studies Certificate
Mechanical Engineering Technology
New Media
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public and Environmental Affairs
Spanish

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Biology

BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.)
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II (5 cr.)
BIOL K322 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL K341 Ecology and Evolution (3 cr.)
BIOL K324 Cell Biology (3 cr.)

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Chemistry

Required:
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 cr.)
CHEM C342 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 cr.)
CHEM C371 Chemical Informatics I (1 cr.)
CHEM C372 Chemical Informatics II (1 cr.)
CHEM C471 Chemical Information Sources and Services (1 cr.)
CHEM C472 Computer Sources for Chemical Informatics (1 cr.)
CHEM C483 Biological Chemistry (3 cr.)

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Computer Science

The computer science cognate requires at least 17 credit hours in the CSCI department.

Required:
CSCI 230 Computing I (4 cr.)
CSCI 240 Computing II (4 cr.)
CSCI 265 Advanced Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI 300 Systems Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI 340 Discrete Computational Structures (3 cr.)

Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in these courses. Mathematics 164 is recommended as preparation for this option. A student choosing this cognate area can earn a minor in computer science with the addition of CSCI 362 Data Structures (3 cr.).

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Computer and Information Technology

Students who have completed the core courses in informatics should meet all prerequisites for the first course listed in each cognate area.

Option I: Systems and Database Development

CIT 374 Systems and Database Analysis (4 cr.)
CIT 384 Systems Design (3 cr.)
CIT 352 Decision Support and Information Systems (3 cr.)
CIT 410 Ethics and Leadership (3 cr.)
CIT 479 Database Physical Design and Implementation (3 cr.)

Option II: Data Communications

CIT 303 Communications Security and Network Controls (3 cr.)
CIT 307 Data Communications (4 cr.)
CIT 336 Data Communications Lab (2 cr.)
CIT 402 Design and Implementation of Local Area Networks (3 cr.)
CIT 440 Communication Network Design (3 cr.)

Option III: Web Technologies

Most of these courses are delivered over the Web.

Prerequisite: CIT 212 Web Site Design or CIT 223 Web Page Design
CIT 215 Web Programming (3 cr.)
CIT 313 Commercial Web Site Development (3 cr.)
CIT 323 Multimedia (3 cr.)
CIT 423 Electronic Commerce (3 cr.)
CIT 490 Senior Project (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Minor

Required:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)

Select two courses from the following core listing:
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J305 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Take two other criminal justice courses with a “J” prefix. At least one of these two courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Only one of the following may be used to meet this requirement: J370, J380, J470, J480.

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E-Commerce

Offered by the Department of Computer Technology, the E-Commerce Development Certificate is available in one of two tracks which the student may choose:

ASP.net Track:
CIT 213 Web-Based Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
CIT 312 Advanced Web Site Design (3 cr.)
CIT 242 ASP.net Programming (3 cr.)
CIT 347 Advanced ASP.net Programming (3 cr.)
CIT 412 XML-Based Web Applications (3 cr.)
CIT 436 Advanced E-Commerce Development (3 cr.)

Java Track:
CIT 213 Web-Based Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
CIT 270 Java Programming (3 cr.)
CIT 312 Advanced Web Site Design (3 cr.)
CIT 329 Java Server Programming (3 cr.)
CIT 412 XML-Based Web Applications (3 cr.)
CIT 436 Advanced E-Commerce Development (3 cr.)

The following prerequisites must be met before students can pursue this program: 200-level programming course or equivalent experience; 200-level relational database course or equivalent experience; 200-level HTML course or equivalent experience.

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Economics

Required:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 cr.) P: ECON E201, MATH M119 or MATH M163.
ECON E327 Game Theory (3 cr.)
ECON E385 Economics of Industry (3 cr.)

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English

Required:
ENG G205 Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.)
ENG W315 Composing Computer-Delivered Text (3 cr.)
ENG W365 Theories and Practices of Editing (3 cr.)
TCM 320 Written Communication in Science and Industry (3 cr.)
TCM 350 Visual Elements of Technical Documents (3 cr.)

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French

The French cognate is composed of 15-17 credit hours in the following courses:
FREN F203 Intermediate French I (4 cr.)
FREN F204 Intermediate French II (4 cr.)
OR
FREN F299 French by Advanced Placement (6 cr.)
FREN F328 Advanced French Grammar and Composition (3 cr.)
FREN F330 Introduction to Translating French and English (3 cr.)
FREN F350 Introduction to Translation Studies (3 cr.)
FREN F450 Computers in Translation (3 cr.)

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Geography

Must complete five of the following courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course; and a minimum average of 2.0 (C) overall.

GEOG G336 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Air Photo Interpretation (3 cr.)
GEOG G337 Computer Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.)
GEOG G338 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG G436 Advanced Remote Sensing: Digital Image Processing (3 cr.) P: GEOG G336
GEOG G438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.) P: GEOG G338
GEOG G439 Seminar in Geographic Information Science (3 cr.) P: GEOG G436 or GEOG G438
GEOG G488 Spatial Statistics (3 cr.)

Additional opportunities to undertake independent research and/or gain internship type experience with this technology and its applications are available through G450 Independent Research and Readings in Geography (3 cr.), G460 Internship in Geography (1-6 cr.), and G491 Capstone Experience in Geography (1 cr.).

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German

The German cognate comprises 15-17 credit hours of which these are required:
GER G225 Intermediate German (4 cr.)
GER G230 Intermediate German II (4 cr.)
OR
GER G299 German for Advanced Credits (6 cr.)
GER G333 German Translation Practice (3 cr.)
OR
GER F350 Introduction to Translation Studies (3 cr.)
GER F450 Computers in Translation (3 cr.)

And choose one course from among the following:

GER G300 Mittelstufe I (3 cr.)
GER G330 Mittelstufe II (3 cr.)
GER G331 Business German (3 cr.)
GER G333 German Translation Practice (3 cr.)
GER G423 The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
GER G431 Advanced Business German (3 cr.)
GER G445 Oberstufe Grammatik (3 cr.)
GER G465 Oberstufe Kommunikation (3 cr.)

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Health Science

Required:
BIOL N212 Human Biology I (2 cr.)
BIOL N213 Human Biology I Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology II (2 cr.)
BIOL N215 Human Biology II Laboratory (1 cr.)
HIA M325 Healthcare Information Requirements and Standards (3 cr.)
HIA M330 Medical Terminology (2 cr.)
HIA M420 Health Care Planning and Information Systems (3 cr.)
HIA M322 Hospital Organization and Management (3 cr.)
HIA M445 Medicine and the Law (2 cr.)

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Human Resource Management Certificate

All students must successfully complete all of the following courses:
OLS 331 Occupational Safety and Health (3 cr.)
OLS 368 Personnel Law (3 cr.)
OLS 375 Training Methods (3 cr.)
OLS 378 Labor Relations (3 cr.)
OLS 383 Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
OLS 476 Compensation Planning and Management (3 cr.)
OLS 479 Staffing Organizations (3 cr.)

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Japanese

The Japanese cognate is composed of 16-18 credit hours. Of these, the following are required:

EALC J201 Second Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
EALC J202 Second Year Japanese II (3 cr.)
EALC J301 Third Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
EALC J302 Third Year Japanese II (3 cr.)

With an additional 6 credit hours from among the following:
EALC J330 Business Japanese (3 cr.)
EALC J401 Fourth Year Japanese I (3 cr.)
EALC J402 Fourth Year Japanese II (3 cr.)
EALC J498 Individual Studies in Japanese (1-3 cr.)
EALC 351 Studies in East Asian Cultures (3 cr.)
EALC 472 Modern Japanese Fiction (3 cr.)
EALC G467 History of Japan I (3 cr.)
EALC G468 History of Japan II (3 cr.)

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Journalism

To be considered for this cognate, students must have completed 26 credit hours with a minimum 2.2 cumulative grade point average (FX and WF will be calculated as F) including:

Required:
JOUR J100 Computer Methods for Journalism (3 cr.)
JOUR J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications (3 cr.)
JOUR J200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I (3 cr.)
JOUR J201 Reporting, Writing, and Editing II (3 cr.)
JOUR J210 Visual Communications (3 cr.)

Electives: Select at least two courses from the following list:
JOUR J460 Topics (Online Journalism) (3 cr.)
JOUR J460 Topics (Information Graphics) (3 cr.)
JOUR J460 Topics (Digital Photography) (3 cr.)
JOUR J463 Computerized Publication Design I (3 cr.)
JOUR J465 Computerized Publication Design II (3 cr.)

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Leadership Studies Certificate

Students are required to successfully complete the following courses:

OLS 252 Human Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
OLS 263 Ethical Decisions in Leadership (3 cr.)
OLS 274 Applied Leadership (3 cr.)
OLS 327 Leadership for a Global Workforce (3 cr.)
OLS 390 Leadership Theories and Processes (3 cr.)

Any OLS 300 or 400 level selective course in consultation with an advisor.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Option I: Technical Animation and Spatial Graphics

CGT 116 Geometric Modeling for Visualization and Communication (3 cr.)
CGT 211 Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics (3 cr.)
CGT 241 Introduction to Animation and Spatial Graphics (3 cr.)
CGT 346 Digital Video and Audio (3 cr.)
CGT 441 Advanced Computer Animation (3 cr.)

Option II: Engineering Graphics

CGT 112 Sketching for Visualization and Communication (3 cr.)
CGT 116 Geometric Modeling for Visualization and Communication (3 cr.)
CGT 223 Introduction to Constraint-Based Modeling (3 cr.)
CGT 323 Introduction to 3D Surface Geometry (3 cr.)
CGT 326 Manufacturing Graphics Standards (3 cr.)
CGT 423 Manufacturing Document Production and Management (3 cr.)

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New Media

The cognate requires the prerequisites of NEWM N175 Digital Media I and NEWM N180 Digital Media II. Students must receive a C average in the cognate area and at least a C- in each course.

Option I: Animation

Required:
NEWM N235 Introduction to Computer Simulation/Animation (3 cr.)
NEWM N324 Introduction to Digital Video (3 cr.)
NEWM N335 Computer-Based Character Simulation/Animation II (3 cr.)
NEWM N340 Digital Video Production (3 cr.)
NEWM N435 Computer Simulation/Animation III (3 cr.) or
  NEWM N440 DV and CGI Special Effects (3 cr.)

Option II: Interactive

Required:
NEWM N204 Introduction to Interactive Media (3 cr.)
NEWM N215 Online Document Development I (3 cr.)
NEWM N300 Digital Media Production (3 cr.)
NEWM N304 Interactive Media Application (3 cr.)
NEWM N315 Online Document Development II (3 cr.) or
NEWM N420 Multimedia Project Development (3 cr.)

Option III: General

Required:
NEWM N200 Desktop Tools for Digital Media (3 cr.)
NEWM N204 Introduction to Interactive Media (3 cr.)
NEWM N250 Team Building in Technology (3 cr.)
NEWM N300 Digital Media Production (3 cr.)
NEWM N420 Multimedia Project Development (3 cr.) or
NEWM N475 Research in Design Methods (3 cr.)

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Philosophy

A minimum of 21 credit hours in philosophy including one course earch from two of these three groups of basic courses:

Group I:
PHIL P110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL S110 Honors Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)

Group II:
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL S120 Honors Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P237 Environmental Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P326 Ethical Theory (3 cr.)
PHIL P393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)

Group III:
PHIL P162 Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P265 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)

A minimum of 6 credit hours at the 300-500 level, including:
PHIL P331 Philosophy of Science (3 cr.)
AND
PHIL P468 Seminar in the Philosophy of the Mind (3 cr.) or PHIL P503 The Semiotics of C. S. Peirce (3 cr.)

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Physics

The physics cognate is composed of 19 credit hours and results in the student earning a minor in physics. The grade for each course submitted for the minor must be a C (2.0) or higher.

Required:
PHY 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHY 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PHY 342 Modern Physics (3 cr.)
PSY 342 Modern Physics Laboratory (1 cr.)

In addition, choose 6 credits from among the following:
PHY 300 Introduction to Elementary Mathematical Physics (3 cr.)
PHY 310 Intermediate Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHY 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (3 cr.)
PHY 400 Physical Optics (3 cr.)
PHY 416 Thermal Physics (3 cr.)
PHY 442 Quantum Mechanics (3 cr.)

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Political Science

The area of concentration in Information and Political Decision Making consists of any five courses (15 cr.) from the following list.

POLS Y205 Elements of Political Analysis (3 cr.)
POLS Y213 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y310 Political Behavior (3 cr.)
POLS Y317 Voting/Elections/Public Opinion (3 cr.)
POLS Y391 Political Decision Making (3 cr.)
POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

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Psychology

Required:
PSY B104 Introductory Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY B105 Psychology as Biological Science (3 cr.)

Choose 9 credit hours from the following:
PSY B307 Tests and Measurement (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
PSY B320 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
PSY B334 Perception (3 cr.)
PSY B340 Cognition (3 cr.)
PSY B344 Learning (3 cr.)
PSY B356 Motivation (3 cr.)
PSY B358 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY B370 Social Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY B380 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY B398 Brain Mechanisms of Behavior (3 cr.)
PSY B424 Theories of Personality (3 cr.)

Elective:
One additional upper level (300 or above) psychology course. Informatics students choosing psychology as a cognate are encouraged to consider taking PSY B305 Statistics (3 cr.) as their elective.

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Public and Environmental Affairs

Required:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Choose one from the following:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

Choose three from the following:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)

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Spanish

Required:
SPAN F450 Computers in Translation (3 cr.)
SPAN S204 Intermediate Spanish II (4 cr.)
SPAN S311 Spanish Grammar (3 cr.)
SPAN S313 Spanish Composition (3 cr.)
SPAN S317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 cr.)

Students also must complete 3 additional credit hours at the 300-400 level from the Spanish department’s offerings. 11-14 credit hours of college-level Spanish or placement by testing is prerequisite to S204. Students completing this cognate will earn a minor in Spanish.

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