2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook 
    
    Feb 24, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


General Information

Learning support prerequisites: Enrollment in most college-level courses requires qualifying test scores or completion of learning support coursework. To determine eligibility for college-level courses, students who have tested into learning support courses should check the advising chart in the Academic Information and Services section of the Catalog or on the following Web page: www.pstcc.edu/departments/curriculum_and_instruction/advising/dsp.

Tennessee Board of Regents designations: Courses denoted with the ♦ symbol are general education courses transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Every TBR institution incorporates a common 41-hour general education core into its degree requirements and accepts all courses designated with the ♦ symbol as meeting these requirements. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy general education requirements at all TBR institutions is available on the TBR Web page, www.tbr.edu.

University of Tennessee designations: Courses denoted with the ★ symbol are Pellissippi State courses that receive direct course equivalency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Reading

  
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    READ 0802 - Reading Strategies: Extended Discourse

    Credit(s): 1
    Designed for under-prepared students, the developmental reading course presents effective comprehension techniques for college-level selections. The course emphasizes (a) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (b) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, and (c) flexible reading rate while reading a common book.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): READ 0800  or READ 0810 

  
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    READ 0803 - Literary Analysis

    Credit(s): 1
    Designed for under-prepared students, the developmental reading course presents effective comprehension techniques for college-level selections. The course emphasizes (a) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (b) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, and (c) flexible reading rate while reading fiction/nonfiction.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): READ 0800  or READ 0810 

  
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    READ 0804 - Reading Strategies: Essays

    Credit(s): 1
    Designed for under-prepared students, the developmental reading course presents effective comprehension techniques for college-level selections. The course emphasizes (a) vocabulary development activities, (b) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (c) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, (d) effective reading/study strategies for retention and recall, and (e) flexible reading rate while reading essays, poetry or plays.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): READ 0800  or READ 0810 

  
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    READ 0805 - Vocabulary & Textbook Reading

    Credit(s): 1
    Designed for under-prepared students, the developmental reading course presents effective comprehension techniques for college-level selections. The course emphasizes (a) vocabulary development activities, (b) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (c) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, (d) effective reading/study strategies for retention and recall, and (e) flexible reading rate while reading textbooks.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): READ 0800  or READ 0810 

  
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    READ 0810 - Academic and Personal Reading

    Credit(s): 0
    Designed for under-prepared students,the developmental reading course presents effective comprehension techniques for college-level selections. The course emphasizes (a) vocabulary development activities, (b) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (c) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, (d) effective reading/study strategies for retention and recall, and (e) flexible reading rate.


Liberal Arts Studies

  
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    LAS 2020 - Special Topics in Liberal Arts

    Credit(s): 3
    Study and discussion of a selected topic in liberal arts. Content varies. May be repeated for a total 6 credits.


Management

  
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    MGT 2000 - Principles of Management ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of management through analyzing managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MGT 2030 - Team Leadership

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of team leadership techniques needed for successful management. Student teams study the application of modern team management principles to leading, motivating, delegating and disciplining.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2000  or HSP 1200 

  
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    MGT 2050 - Human Resources

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of principles of human resource management, including equal employment law, recruitment, selection, and development and maintenance of the human resource.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2000  or HSP 1200 

  
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    MGT 2100 - Information Systems

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to information systems. The course takes the user perspective in the analysis of organizational information needs, system design, system acquisition and organizational impact of the system.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2000 ; and ADMN 1005  or INFS 1010 

  
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    MGT 2160 - Quality Improvement

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is an introduction to quality management as a system through the application of statistical process control, W. Edwards Deming’s management philosophy and various quality management techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2000 

  
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    MGT 2170 - Project Management

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a study of project management including project software, project planning, cost and control.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2000 

    Corequisite(s): MATH 1530  or department approval

  
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    MGT 2180 - Team Practicum

    Credit(s): 3
    A management simulation which is a culmination of the student’s academic studies that gives experience in applying theories and skills from various business disciplines to self-managed team problem solving through the use of readings, case studies, simulations, role plays and guest speakers.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 2030  and MGT 2050  and department approval

  
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    MGT 2240 - Business Capstone

    Credit(s): 3
    A project-oriented course designed to require students working in cross-functional teams to apply what they have learned in their major curriculum to the development of a complex entrepreneurial project. Emphasizes necessity of informed decision making and planning in all phases of business.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  and MKT 2200  and MGT 2000  or HSP 1200  and department approval

  
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    MGT 2471 - Management Internship

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a supervised work experience requiring a minimum of 135 hours in a management training capacity. Individual conferences are arranged instead of class attendance.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 15 hours of MGTcourses with a minimum 2.5 GPA in MGT courses; seeking an A.A.S. degree with a Management concentration; and a completed internship application submitted to the coordinator of BCT Internships prior to enrollment in the course and the beginning of the term. Application is available on the Web: www.pstcc.edu/departments/bctpi.


Marketing

  
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    MKT 2200 - Principles of Marketing

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the function of marketing in businesses and organizations. Topics include target markets, segmentation, product and service analysis, promotion planning, distribution and supply chain management, and pricing strategies within the context of relationship marketing.

  
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    MKT 2270 - Marketing Information & Forecasting

    Credit(s): 4
    This course focuses on the collection, evaluation, and analysis of data and information about the external environment, products and organizations, target market, marketing mix, and consumer/buyer behavior. It is an analysis of how buying behavior and decision-making affect the development, pricing, distribution and promotion of products.

    Prerequisite(s): INFS 1010  and MKT 2200 

  
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    MKT 2420 - Customer Service

    Credit(s): 3
    A practical course designed to prepare students to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. The course focuses on communication, including listening, electronic, verbal, nonverbal, and telephone communication skills and communicating in difficult and diverse customer situations. Techniques for learning involve simulations, observation research and an individual skill-building project.

  
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    MKT 2450 - E-Commerce

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of e-commerce and its impact on business. The course provides a framework for understanding e-commerce, including possible marketing opportunities, as well as implementation and organization issues involved in capitalizing on e-commerce.

  
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    MKT 2471 - Marketing Internship

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a supervised work experience requiring a minimum of 135 hours in an e-commerce/marketing training capacity. Individual conferences are arranged instead of class attendance.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 15 hours of MKT courses with minimum 2.5 GPA in MKT courses and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA; seeking an A.A.S. degree with a Marketing concentration; and a completed internship application submitted to the coordinator of BCT Internships prior to the beginning of the term. Application is available on the Web: www.pstcc.edu/departments/bctpi/documents.html.

  
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    MKT 2570 - Sales/Event Marketing

    Credit(s): 4
    A study of the principles and techniques of effective promotion. Course is designed to provide foundational skills in sales and sales management, public relations and event marketing.

    Prerequisite(s): ADV 2500  and MKT 2200 

  
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    MKT 2600 - Supply Chain/Logistics

    Credit(s): 3
    This course focuses on understanding how supply chains are structured and managed and the tools used to improve efficiency.

    Prerequisite(s): INFS 1010  and MGT 2000  and MKT 2200 


Mathematics

  
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    MATH 0800 - Learning Support Mathematics

    Credit(s): 0
    MATH 0800 builds competency in applying number sense, operating with real numbers and algebraic expressions, analyzing graphs, solving equations, modeling, and critical thinking. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0801 , MATH 0802 , MATH 0803 , MATH 0804 , MATH 0805 

  
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    MATH 0801 - Number Sense & Operations

    Credit(s): 1
    MATH 0801 builds competency in applying number sense and operating with real numbers. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0800 

  
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    MATH 0802 - Algebraic Expressions

    Credit(s): 1
    MATH 0802 builds competency in operating with real numbers and algebraic expressions. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0800 

  
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    MATH 0803 - Linear Equations

    Credit(s): 1
    MATH 0803 builds competency in solving equations. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0800 

  
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    MATH 0804 - Linear Graphs

    Credit(s): 1
    MATH 0804 builds competency in analyzing graphs. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0800  or MATH 0820 

  
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    MATH 0805 - Modeling & Critical Thinking

    Credit(s): 1
    MATH 0805 builds competency in modeling and critical thinking. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0800  or MATH 0820 

  
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    MATH 0820 - Accelerated Learning Support Mathematics

    Credit(s): 0
    MATH 0820 builds competency in analyzing graphs and modeling, and critical thinking. The course focuses on implementing problem solving strategies and developing mathematical connections, as well as developing study skills and communicating mathematically.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement test

    Corequisite(s): MATH 0804  and MATH 0805 

  
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    MATH 1010 - Survey of Mathematics ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include critical thinking skills, problem solving, logic, geometry, measurement, consumer math, probability and statistics.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 19, or learning support math requirements or equivalent math placement score

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1030 - Introduction to College Mathematics

    Credit(s): 3
    This course includes the study of quadratics and rational functions and their graphs, exponents, polynomial expressions and factoring, quadratic equations, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions, and related applications. The TI-83 or TI-84 Plus calculator is required and used throughout the course. This course is a prerequisite to MATH 1130 , MATH 1710 , and MATH 1730  for students with MATH ACT scores below 19.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 19, or learning support math requirements or equivalent math placement score

  
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    MATH 1130 - College Algebra ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed for students who are not in University Parallel/College Transfer programs of science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs and applications; linear and nonlinear regression models.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 21, or MATH 1030  or equivalent course

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1410 - Numbers & Operations for Teachers ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include problem solving, numeration systems, integers, elementary number theory and rational numbers with an emphasis on mathematical understanding necessary to teach effectively.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and geometry and ACT math score of at least 19, or learning support math requirements or equivalent math placement score

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1420 - Geometry for Teachers ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include two- and three-dimensional geometry, congruence and similarity, constructions, transformations, area, volume, surface area and measurements, with an emphasis on mathematical understanding necessary to teach effectively.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and geometry and ACT math score of at least 19, or learning support math requirements or equivalent math placement score

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1530 - Elementary Probability & Statistics ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include elementary probability theory, concepts of descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sample sizes, correlation, regression, multinominal and contingency tables. Noncalculus-based computer applications will be investigated.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 19, or learning support math requirements or equivalent math placement score

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1630 - Finite Mathematics ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Linear functions and applications, interest, annuities, amortization, systems of linear equations, including Gauss-Jordan elimination, and matrix theory. Linear programming using graphical and simplex methods.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and precalculus and ACT math score of at least 22, or MATH 1130 , or MATH 1710 

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1710 - Precalculus Algebra ♦

    Credit(s): 3
    Precalculus algebra for students in University Parallel/Transfer Programs of science, mathematics, engineering or computer science. This is the first of two courses in a sequence that prepares students for Calculus I. Topics include algebraic concepts, equations, inequalities, complex numbers, maximization, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 22, or MATH 1030  or equivalent course

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
  
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    MATH 1720 - Precalculus Trigonometry ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Precalculus trigonometry for students in University Parallel/Transfer Programs of science, mathematics, engineering or computer science. This is the second of two courses in a sequence that prepares students for Calculus I. Topics include the unit circle, right triangle trigonometry, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, verifying trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, law of sines, law of cosines and vectors.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1710  or consent of mathematics department

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1730 - Precalculus ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 5
    Precalculus for students in University Parallel/College Transfer programs of science, mathematics, engineering or computer science. This course prepares students for Calculus I. Review of algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions for students with a previous precalculus/trigonometry course. All topics in MATH 1710  and MATH 1720  will be covered in this course. MATH 1710  followed by MATH 1720  is recommended for students with an ACT math score below 22 or no previous precalculus/trigonometry course.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and precalculus/trigonometry ACT math score of at least 23, or MATH 1030 , or equivalent course

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1830 - Basic Calculus & Modeling ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Topics include differentiation and integration of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and methods of numerical integration. Topics from business modeling, such as economic applications and case studies, are explored with computer simulations, computer labs, or calculators. A graphing calculator is required.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and precalculus and an ACT math score of at least 23, or MATH 1130  or MATH 1710  or MATH 1730 

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1910 - Calculus I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Single variable calculus for students majoring in science, mathematics, engineering and computer science. Limits and differentiation of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and geometry and precalculus/trigonometry and an ACT math score of at least 26, or MATH 1730 , or MATH 1710  and MATH 1720 

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 1920 - Calculus II ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Integral calculus with applications. Topics include methods of integration, sequences, series, polar coordinates and differential equations. Applications include real-world problems in physics, engineering, economics and biology.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1910 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 2000 - Matrix Computations ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Introduction to matrix calculations, including determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. For students in engineering transfer programs.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 2010 - Matrix Algebra ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Topics include solutions of systems of linear equations and Euclidean vector operations. Concepts of linear independence, basis and dimension, rank, and nullity are defined and illustrated. Additional topics include eigensystems and general linear transformations. A computer laboratory component is required.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 2050 - Introduction to Statistics ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Descriptive statistics, including bivariate trends, time series, concepts of probability and probability distributions, binomial and normal distributions, linear correlation and regression, estimation and significance tests for means, contingency tables, chi-square tests for goodness of fit and independence. A computer laboratory component is included.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1830  or MATH 1910 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 2110 - Calculus III ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Calculus of functions in two or more dimensions. Topics include solid analytic geometry, partial differentiation, multiple integration and selected topics in vector calculus.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MATH 2120 - Differential Equations ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A first course in differential equations emphasizing solution techniques. Includes first-order equations and applications, theory of linear equations, basic second-order equations and applications, Laplace transforms, and series solutions.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
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    MET 1012 - Materials & Manufacturing Processes

    Credit(s): 4
    An overview of material science regarding a spectrum of metals and plastics, along with a survey of traditional as well as technically advanced manufacturing processes, with a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility, OSHA regulations, and accepted safety practices.

    Corequisite(s): ENGT 1010 

  
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    MET 1022 - Shop Practices W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course in the theory, setup and operation of basic machine tools and the use of measuring equipment.

  
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    MET 1040 - Applied Statics

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the effects of forces acting on rigid bodies at rest. Topics include moments, equilibrium, simple trusses friction, centroids and moments of inertia.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1710 

  
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    MET 1050 - Strength of Materials

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the internal reactions within a rigid body caused by external forces acting on the body. Included are stress, strain, torsion, and bending and deflection of beams. The study includes commonly used metals, composite materials and plastics.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1040 

  
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    MET 1060 - Maintenance Printreading Applications W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to printreading in the maintenance field. The purpose of the course is to introduce specialized print reading skills needed for maintenance workers and manufacturing operations.

  
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    MET 1100 - Fundamentals of Mechanical Drawing W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    A broadly focused course that introduces students to mechanical engineering drawings, drawing types, computer-aided drawing and fundamental design. Sketching and then SolidWorks software are used as tools to teach the basic principles involved in the development and production of mechanical engineering and related drawings.

  
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    MET 1220 - Advanced Mechanical Drawing W/Lab

    Credit(s): 4
    An intermediate course using SolidWorks, a parametric modeling and solid modeling software. Students create intermediate parametric, feature-based, three-dimensional solid models. This covers assemblies, rendering and detailing engineering drawings.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1100 

  
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    MET 2022 - Fluid Mechanics & Power Applications W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of fluid mechanics, with hydraulic and pneumatic applications. Topics include pressure, fluid flow, fluid energy, system losses, pumps, control valves, system analysis and maintenance.

  
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    MET 2026 - Applied Mechanics W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the forces acting on bodies in motion and the selection and application of basic elements common to most mechanical designs. Topics include linear and rotational motion, displacement, acceleration, velocity, work, energy, power, shafts, bearings, power transmission, fasteners and lubrication.

  
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    MET 2030 - Machine Elements W/Lab

    Credit(s): 3
    A study in the selection and application of basic elements common to most machine designs. Topics include shafts, bearings, power transmission and lubrication. In addition, preventive maintenance regarding these elements is included.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1022 

  
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    MET 2070 - Welding Methods & Practices

    Credit(s): 2
    This course is an introduction to modern welding methods, practices and techniques. Topics include the fundamentals of welding, safety and health issues, welding equipment, materials used in the welding process, materials used for weldments, arc welding with nonconsumable and consumable electrodes, electron and laser beam welding, brazing and soldering, automated and robotic welding, welding design and costs, and quality control and evaluation of welds and weldments.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1022 

  
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    MET 2111 - Industrial Safety Management

    Credit(s): 3
    An overview of modern occupational safety and health practices. Topics include accidents and their effects, the OSHA Act, worker’s compensation, management of safety and health, and hazards related to mechanical systems, falling, impact, acceleration, lifting, vision, temperature extremes, pressure, electricity, fire, industrial hygiene, confined spaces, radiation, noise and vibration, automation and robots, and blood-borne pathogens.

  
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    MET 2240 - Parametric Modeling W/Lab

    Credit(s): 4
    An advanced course using SolidWorks, a parametric modeling and solid modeling software. Students create advanced parametric, feature-based, three-dimensional solid models. This covers assemblies and detailing engineering drawings.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1220  or consent of program coordinator

  
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    MET 2310 - Geometrics & Coordinate Measuring

    Credit(s): 4
    A course in state-of-the-art methods of metrology with emphasis on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and computer-assisted coordinate measuring (CMM).

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1010 , MET 1022 , MET 1100 

  
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    MET 2610 - Special Projects: MET

    Credit(s): 2-4
    A projects-based course in which the students and the instructor identify a research design problem to be pursued by the students. This course exposes the students to “real world” situations encountered in industry and offers the students an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities learned in previous courses. May be repeated, maximum 8 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore class standing

  
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    MET 2700 - CNC Milling

    Credit(s): 4
    CNC Milling is a state-of-the-art machining course in three-axis programming and applications. Both manual and computer-assisted methods of part programming will be taught, with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. The course will include such topics as basic codes, absolute/incremental programming, canned cycles, tool database, post processing and program transfer.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 1100  and MET 1022 

    Corequisite(s): MET 2310 

  
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    MET 2720 - CNC Turning

    Credit(s): 4
    CNC Turning is a state-of-the-art machining course in two-axis programming and applications. Both manual and computer-assisted methods of part programming will be taught, with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. The course will include such topics as tool offsets, facing, OD turning, thread cutting, taper turning, drilling, boring and tooling data base.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 2700 

  
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    MET 2742 - Advanced CNC Machining

    Credit(s): 4
    A state-of-the-art machining course that expands the computer-assisted programming skills presented in CNC Milling and CNC Turning. The course includes 3D surface and solid modeling, four-axis programming, bar feeder applications, and modification of post-processors.

  
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    MET 2750 - CNC Machining & Automation

    Credit(s): 3
    CNC Milling is a state-of-the-art machining course in 3-axis programmingand applications. Computer-assisted methods of part programming (SolidWorks and FeatureCAM) will be taught with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance “hands-on” operational experience. The course will include such topics as basic codes, absolute/incremental programming, tool database, post-processing, and program transfer.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1010 , MET 1022 , MET 1100 

  
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    MET 2800 - Fundamentals of Testing

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course in the development and use of various testing procedures. Topics include measuring devices, including use, care, and calibration, measurement uncertainty and error, developing a test plan and part layout, data collection methods and analysis, and final reporting. In addition, the topics of product reliability and ISO certification are presented.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and MET 1012 

  
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    MET 2810 - Destructive & Non-Destructive Testing

    Credit(s): 3
    A study in the methods, procedures, and equipment associated with physical testing, both destructive and non-destructive. The course will include such topics as gauging, hardness testing, impact testing, tensile and compression testing, magnaflux testing, ultrasonic testing, and dye penetrant testing.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 2800 

  
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    MET 2820 - Statistical Process Control

    Credit(s): 4
    A study of the fundamental concepts and methodology of statistical process control (SPC), with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. Topics include philosophy of SPC and other quality systems, basic statistical concepts, variable and attribute charting, and computer-assisted methods.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1530  and MET 2810 


Media Technology

  
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    MDT 1000 - Introduction to Media Technologies

    Credit(s): 3
    This course critically analyzes mass communication and its effect on society. It equips students with media literacy skills to deconstruct mass media’s influence. It compares media representations of societal behavior and belief systems of differing cultures. Students study film and television and how these media depict individuals, institutions, and issues. Students also study copyright and ethics in the converging media workplace and the history of mass media 1850-present.

  
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    MDT 1600 - Game & Simulation Design & Development Introduction

    Credit(s): 3
    Overview course for design and development of video game systems. Topics include game theory, asset management, game production techniques and “game engine” use. Students will create a game demo presentation for analysis. Designed for anyone interested in pursuing further training in either game/simulation design or development or both.

  
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    MDT 1620 - Game & Simulation Design I

    Credit(s): 3
    Workshop oriented introduction to the field of game design theory and fundamental game/simulation design and construction tools. Project planning, management and workflow will be covered and employed. Students will create visual and aural assets to explore how to design the “look and feel” of a videogame. Assets will be created using basic 2D and 3D animation tools, and sound production and video editing tools. Individual students will design and produce basic games or simulations which will compete for consideration for further development based on their potential for commercial viability.

    Prerequisite(s): MDT 1600 

  
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    MDT 1950 - Design for Digital Screens

    Credit(s): 3
    This course explores how the major aesthetic media elements (light, color, space, time, motion, sound and concepts of design) are creatively applied to luminous screens and digital display. Visual structures and principles developed for two-dimensional surface design and those unique to surfaces that glow and refresh in time, as well as communication theories and the impact of media convergence on design, are studied to develop visual thinking and problem solving for the display of and interaction with content delivered by digital media and the internet.

  
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    MDT 2100 - Photoshop Essentials

    Credit(s): 3
    Students are introduced to photo editing, image enhancement, workflow, compositing images using Adobe Photoshop CS4® and related software, with images from digital cameras and other digital media. Topics covered include editing, raw conversions, density correction, color correction, color theory, selecting, layers retouching, special effects, text effects, and using Photoshop® as a design tool. Documents created in class will be optimized for Web, print and multimedia uses. Students will complete a variety of assigned exercises as well as create personal projects.

  
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    MDT 2670 - Game & Simulation Design in 3D

    Credit(s): 3
    The primary emphasis of the course will be to further develop the simulation or game project completed at a “single level” in CGT 2160  class. The course will expand the project to include possible multiple levels, AI (artificial intelligence), advanced textures, enhanced interactivity, graduated injury recovery, incidental damage, improved character animation, etc. The overall intent will be to add more entertainment value and/or more realism and work with contemporary design challenges. The course will engage online volunteer testers to glean feedback for possible product modification. 3D character animation will be developed.

    Prerequisite(s): CGT 2160 

  
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    MDT 2680 - Game & Simulation Practicum

    Credit(s): 3
    Students work in a collaborative effort as a team member to plan, design, code, develop, manage, build, modify and produce a simulation or game.

    Prerequisite(s): CGT 2160 

    Corequisite(s): MDT 2670 

  
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    MDT 2800 - Professional Practices

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of how media function in the professional world. Interrelation of media disciplines, professional organizations, media ethics and law, intellectual property, subject and client rights, and professional standards are explored. This course is focused on aspiring photographic media professionals, with special attention paid to marketing, pricing, business plans and other concerns of freelancers.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program coordinator

  
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    MDT 2998 - Media Technologies Internship

    Credit(s): 1-3
    This course is a supervised work experience requiring a minimum of 100 hours for PHO students and 45 hours in other fields of media technologies. Individual communication is arranged instead of class attendance. May be repeated for a total 3 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program coordinator


Military Science-Air Force

  
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    MSAF 1010 - The Air Force Today I ★

    Credit(s): 1
    This is a survey course that focuses on the organizational structure and missions of the Air Force; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communicative skills. A weekly leadership laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical fitness, and drill and ceremonies is mandatory.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 1030 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 1020 - The Air Force Today II ★

    Credit(s): 1
    This course is a continuation of MSAF 1010  that focuses on the organizational structure and missions of the Air Force; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communicative skills. A weekly leadership laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical fitness, and drill and ceremonies is mandatory.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 1040 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 1030 - Leadership Laboratory I ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Leadership Laboratory includes a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drills and ceremonies, and giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force officer; and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 1010 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 1040 - Leadership Laboratory II ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Leadership Laboratory includes a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drills and ceremonies, and giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force officer; and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 1020 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 2010 - The Development of Air Power I ★

    Credit(s): 1
    This course focuses on factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings through two world wars; the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine; and an assessment of communicative skills. A weekly leadership laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, Air Force environment, drill and ceremonies, and field training orientation is mandatory.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 2030 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 2020 - The Development of Air Power II ★

    Credit(s): 1
    This course is a continuation of MSAF 2010  that focuses on factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings through two world wars; the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine; and an assessment of communicative skills. A weekly leadership laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, Air Force environment, drill and ceremonies, and field training orientation is mandatory.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 2040 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 2030 - Leadership Laboratory III ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Leadership Laboratory includes a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drills and ceremonies, and giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force officer; and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 2010 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSAF 2040 - Leadership Laboratory IV ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Leadership Laboratory includes a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drills and ceremonies, and giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force officer; and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers.

    Corequisite(s): MSAF 2020 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Military Science-Army

  
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    MSCI 1100 - Foundations of Officership ★

    Credit(s): 2
    Formation and functioning of the American defense establishment and its relationship with American society, customs and traditions of the Army, aspects of military physical fitness training, selected topics dealing with current world affairs, challenges facing the military in the future. Introduces rifle marksmanship, mountaineering, drill and ceremony and optional field training exercises.

    Prerequisite(s): U.S. citizenship

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSCI 1200 - Basic Leadership ★

    Credit(s): 2
    Introduction of basic leadership theory, principles and skills, with emphasis on effective oral communications. Students present a military skill subject briefing. Skills taught include rifle marksmanship, small unit communications and land navigation. Leadership lab focuses on rappelling, tactical formations, drill and ceremony and optional field training exercises.

    Prerequisite(s): U.S. citizenship

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSCI 1300 - Army Conditioning Program ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Challenging instruction that concentrates on students’ individual weaknesses and directly applies exercises designed to increase flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiorespiratory endurance. Student also develops the ability to design and lead a fitness program. May be repeated for a total 6 credits.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSCI 2100 - Individual Leadership Studies ★

    Credit(s): 2
    Practical application of small unit operating techniques and training to include first aid, evacuating casualties, marksmanship and weapons familiarization, map reading and land navigation, drill and ceremony, and customs and traditions. This course is open to University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ROTC students only.

    Prerequisite(s): U.S. citizenship and three years remaining to complete degree

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MSCI 2200 - Leadership & Teamwork ★

    Credit(s): 2
    Introduction to Army values, ethics, equal opportunity, and sexual harassment training; counseling techniques; problem solving; career decision making; motivating subordinates; developing and leading a physical fitness program; and military common task training. This course is open to University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ROTC students only.

    Prerequisite(s): MSCI 2100 ; or consent of instructor

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Modern Language and Culture

  
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    MLC 1010 - Elementary Modern Language I

    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the basic structure and sounds of a particular language that is not offered regularly at the institution. Equal emphasis is placed on the four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. Listening and practice materials provided by the instructor. Oral practice required.

  
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    MLC 1020 - Elementary Modern Language II

    Credit(s): 3
    Continuation of MLC 1010 .

    Prerequisite(s): MLC 1010 

  
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    MLC 2010 - Intermediate Modern Language I

    Credit(s): 3
    Conversation, writing, listening and reading. Emphasis on communicative proficiency. Listening and practice material provided by the instructor. Oral practice required.

    Prerequisite(s): MLC 1020  or equivalent

  
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    MLC 2020 - Intermediate Modern Language II

    Credit(s): 3
    Continuation of MLC 2010  with more complicated grammar and vocabulary.

    Prerequisite(s): MLC 2010  or equivalent

  
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    MLC 2510 - Modern Language Conversation

    Credit(s): 3
    Foreign language conversation and composition.

    Prerequisite(s): MLC 2020  or equivalent


Music

  
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    MUS 1000 - Fundamentals of Music ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Study of basic elements of music. No previous training or experience required.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MUS 1030 - Music Appreciation ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Developing listening skills and an understanding of Western music from the ancient world through the 20th century.

    ♦ This is a general education course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    MUS 1110 - Music Theory I

    Credit(s): 3
    This is the first in a sequence of four courses designed for the college music major. Prior music reading experience or MUS 1000  is recommended. Materials of music, including basic elements through triads, seventh chords and non-chord tones. Exercise in writing and analysis of music, with emphasis on Common Practice Period music.

    Corequisite(s): MUS 1300 

  
 

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