A number of departments offer courses which may be taken for graduate credit although the departments do not have graduate programs. The courses listed below may be taken with permission of the student’s adviser.

ART and ART HISTORY [ARTH]

600. Special Topics in Medieval Art (I; R; 3, 0)
In-depth focus on one of several possible topics in medieval art, including the Cloister, pilgrimage, patronage, or the saints. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

613. History of Western Architecture (AI; 3, 0)

Principal forms of planning, design, and construction from 5000 B.C. to the present, emphasizing architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.

619 and 620. Special Studies in Art History (I and II; R)
Problems in art history for advanced students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

625. Special Studies in Modern Art (I and II; R: 3, 0)
Seminar focusing on selected aspects of the interaction between the fine arts, popular culture, and contemporary society in the modern world.

STUDIO ART [ARST]

635 and 636. Advanced Work in the Studio (I and II; R; 0, 8) One to two course credits
Advanced projects in each studio area; painting, printmaking, photography, or sculpture. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

640. Multi-Media Installation (I or II; 3, 0) One to two course credits
Advanced projects in installation video and performance art. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ASTRONOMY [ASTR]

601. Astrophysics (AII; 3, 0)
An introduction to general astrophysics covering mechanics of orbiting bodies, radiation laws, stellar spectra, stellar atmospheres, the internal constitution of stars, stellar energy, galaxies, and cosmology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

637. Contemporary Problems in Astronomy/Astrophysics (I and II) Half or full course
Seminar or independent study in areas of current interest in the astronomy/ astrophysics community. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

COMPUTER SCIENCE [CSCI]

605. Introduction to Database (On occasion; 3, 0)
Relational database design methodologies, evaluation techniques, programming, and query languages. Introduction to database systems design, performance, and object-oriented databases. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

620. Computer Architecture (I; 3, 2)
Fundamental hardware course; development of a language to describe and design digital systems. Switching theory, processor design, pipelining, cache and storage systems. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

641. Theory of Computation I (I; 3, 0)
Finite automata, regular sets, pushdown automata, context-free grammars. Turing machines, recursive functions and undecidability. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

650. Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms (On occasion; 3, 0)
Selected topics in algorithm design, analysis, and application. Possible topics include network flows, graphs, string processing, randomized algorithms, parallel algorithms, optimization, and NP-completeness. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

655. Distributed Computing (On occasion; 3, 0)
Design of distributed systems, including Internet-based. Topics include interprocessor communication; naming, services, and objects; concurrency control and security. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

663. Computer Networks (On occasion; 3, 2)
Topics in computer networks and distributed computing systems. Computer communications, hardware, and software, distributed operating systems, and application programs. Study of existing networks. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

667. Computer Graphics (On occasion; 3, 2)
Topics in graphics hardware and software. Input devices and output displays and graphics processor architecture. Application packages, general purpose graphics packages, and algorithms. Use of color and software for two- and three-dimensional graphics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

678. Individual Study in Computer Science (I or II or S; R) Half to full course
Independent study or reading in computer science. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

679. Topics in Computer Science (I or II; R)
Current topics of interest. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENGINEERING SCIENCES [ENGR]

610. Engineering Seminar (I or II) No credit
Bi-weekly seminar to promote intellectual and professional exchange between students, faculty, and staff in the field of engineering. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LANGUAGES, CULTURES, AND LINGUISTICS

German Program [GRMN]
610. German for Reading Knowledge (I and II; R)
Students will learn grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to read texts in their disciplines.

German Program [GRMN]
690. Independent Projects in German Studies (I and II; R)
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Linguistics Program [LING]
690. Independent Study (I and II; R)
Subject to be selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Russian Program [RUSS]
650. Advanced Topics in Russian (I or II; R; 3, 0)
Readings and discussion of special topics at an advanced level. Topics selected by instructor in consultation with students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Russian Program [RUSS]
690. Independent Study (I or II; R; 3, 0)

GEOGRAPHY [GEOG]

609. Topics in Advanced Economic Geography (I or II; R; 3, 0)
Specialized topics in economic geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

611. Topics in Advanced Political Geography (II; R; 3, 0)
Specialized topics in political geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

621 and 622. Special Topics in Geography (I and II; R; 3, 0)
Development and growth of geographic thought; investigation, report and/or seminar on currently significant topics in geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

GEOLOGY [GEOL]

601. Geophysics (AI or II; 3, 4)
Broad-based introduction to the principles of applied and solid earth geophysics. Environmental applications of geophysics will be examined. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

624. Hydrogeology (I or II; 3, 4)
Fundamentals of subsurface flow, regional groundwater flow, well hydraulics, and groundwater quality. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MANAGEMENT [MGMT]

601. Independent Study (I or II; R)
Individual study or projects, supervised by instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

635. Seminar in Organization Studies (I or II; 3, 0)
Special topics in organizational behavior, organization theory and design organization development, human resources management, and related topics. Seminar discussions of current theory and research. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

636. Organizational Behavior (I or II; 3, 0)
Focus is on explaining, predicting, and influencing the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Topics include challenges of managing in current organizations, integrating multiple perspectives, perception, motivation, making teams work, internal and external team processes, leadership, power and politics, communication, conflict, organizational culture, managing organizational change, stress management, and individual career management. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

639. Organization Theory (II; 3, 0)
Focuses on describing organizations and understanding how they interact with their environment. Topics covered include: organizational structure and design, organizational culture, power and authority dynamics, economic approaches to organization, and managing organizational change and development. We use these concepts to explain why organizations emerge, survive, prosper, and evolve. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

PHILOSOPHY [PHIL]

609. Seminar in Historical Studies: Individual Philosophers (I or II; R; 3, 0)
Intensive study of the works of a single philosopher chosen from the ancient, medieval, modern, or contemporary period of the history of philosophy. In recent years: Plato, Descartes, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein. Prerequisites: two courses in philosophy and permission of the instructor.

610. Seminar in Historical Studies: Historical Periods (I or II; R; 3, 0)
Study of a selected period or movement in the history of ancient, medieval, or contemporary philosophy. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

611. Seminar in Philosophical Problems (I or II; R; 3, 0)
A selected problem of philosophy as this occurs historically in the ancient, medieval, or modern periods, or in contemporary thought. In recent years: Ethics and the Natural World; Form, Idea and Metaphor. Prerequisites: two courses in philosophy and permission of the instructor.

619 and 620. Individual Studies in Philosophy (I and II; R)
Open to advanced students who wish to pursue individual programs of study under the supervision of a professor, or of a committee of professors, in case the subject falls within two or more departments. May be conducted as a seminar for three or more students pursuing similar programs. Subjects may be chosen from any field of philosophy in consultation with the members of the philosophy department.

PHYSICS [PHYS]

603. Modern Optics (AII; 3, 0)
Geometrical optics, interference and diffraction, quantum optics, optical properties of matter, lasers and holography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

609. CondensedMatter Physics (AII; 3, 0)
Crystal structure, phonons, free electron theory of metals, band theory, semiconductors, magnetism, superconductivity and superfluidity, liquid crystals and other special topics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

617. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (I; 3, 0)
The laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic functions, kinetic theory of gases, statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

632. Quantum Mechanics (I; 3, 0)
Basic postulates and applications, perturbation theory, angular momentum, scattering theory, relativistic effects. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

633. Electromagnetic Theory I (AI; 3, 0)
Classical electromagnetic theory, including scaler and vector potentials, electrostatics, magnetostatics, time dependent fields, and culminating with Maxwell’s equations. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

634. Electromagnetic Theory II (AII; 3, 0)
Continuation of PHYS 633. Electromagnetic waves, radiation theory, theory of relativity, and elements of plasma physics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

636. Mathematical Physics (AII; 3, 0)
Topics will include two or three of the following: complex variables, special functions, tensor analysis, group theory, partial differential equations. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

637. Contemporary Problems in Physics (I and II; R) Half or full course
Seminar or independent study in areas of current interest in the physics community. Prerequisite: permission of the department.

639. Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics (I; 3, 0)
Advanced topics in quantum mechanics including applications to elementary particle physics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

RELIGION [RELI]

619 and 620. Individual Studies in Religion (I and II; R; 3, 0)
Guided investigations. Open to qualified students with some previous study of religion who wish to pursue individual programs of study in the field.

630. Seminar (I or II; R; 3, 0)
An advanced discussion course in which some current issue in religious studies is pursued in depth. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology [ANTH]
651. Field Research (AII; R; 3, 0) One-half to two course credits
Independent investigation in the field; formulation of hypotheses, construction of measuring instruments, data collection, data analysis, and test of hypotheses.

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