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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

College of Fine and Applied Arts

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Phyllis Kloda, Dean
IlaSahai Prouty, Associate Dean

http://faa.appstate.edu

The College of Fine and Applied Arts houses the Master of Science degree program in Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and the Graduate Certificate program in Strategic Communication offered by the Department of Communication. Although programs at the graduate level are not available through the Departments of Applied Design, Art, Sustainable Development and Theatre and Dance, these departments offer courses for graduate credit.

Department of Applied Design

design.appstate.edu

Brian Davies, Chair

Courses

Industrial Design

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    IND 5555 - Contemporary Industrial Finishing (2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Care and maintenance of finishing equipment; selection and use of spray equipment; preparation of the surface to be finished, staining and filling undercoating, top coating, oil finishes, application of simple and synthetic finishes.
    Prerequisite: IND 2005 (Wood Technology).
    [Dual-listed with IND 4555.]
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    IND 5557 - Design for Manufacture (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    The theoretical design, development, and mass production of a manufactured product. To include market survey, design selection, prototype, construction, development of jigs and fixtures, and implementation of process planning and control systems.
    [Dual-listed with IND 4557.]
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    IND 5565 - Applied Furniture Design and Construction (4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The study of traditional and contemporary furniture, and its importance, design, and construction procedures. The student may design and construct a piece of traditional or contemporary furniture.
    Prerequisite: IND 3025 (Advanced Wood Technology).
    [Dual-listed with IND 4565.]

Department of Art

art.appstate.edu

Clifton Meador, Chair

Courses

Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

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    GRA 5512 - Advanced Cross Media Production (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course is an advanced treatment of studies begun in the GRA 3102 course, and incorporates new technologies applicable in the production of digital content for print production, the World Wide Web, mobile device platforms and other applicable new forms of graphic communication. Students will learn and be required to demonstrate ability to apply electronic document designs across a variety of graphic communication platforms.
    Prerequisite: GRA 3102 (Electronic Imaging).
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4512.]
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    GRA 5522 - Advanced 3D Imaging and Animation (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course focuses on using advanced texturing techniques, complex shading networks, inverse kinematics and forward kinematics to develop realistic 3D images and animation.
    Prerequisite: GRA 3312 (3D Imaging and Animation).
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4522.]
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    GRA 5550 - Color Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course examines advanced concepts and practices pertaining to color management of production files in print production workflows. The course will include a study of color theory, color spaces, rendering intents, and tools and instrumentation for generating monitor, scanner, camera, press, and printer color profiles.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    GRA 5558 - Digital Printing Systems (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course allows students the opportunity to explore digital printing applications such as short-run color and variable data printing. Students will study digital workflows, file preparation, data management, preflighting, digital front-end systems, press operation and routine maintenance, as well as an in-depth application of problem-solving analysis in managing variable data and multiple projects. Students enrolled in GRA 5558 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4558 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study.
    Prerequisites: GRA 1022 (Electronic Document Design I) and GRA 2522 (Electronic Document Design II) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4558.]
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    GRA 5566 - Advanced Flexographic Printing and Packaging (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course addresses advanced concepts and practices pertaining to the flexographic printing process. To include: advanced techniques such as multi-color spot and process color printing, quality control, corrugated board, image distortion, die calculations, and coatings. Students enrolled in GRA 5566 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4566 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study.
    Prerequisites: GRA 3112 (Substrates, Inks, and Toners) and GRA 3882 (Intermediate Flexographic Printing and Packaging) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4566.]
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    GRA 5591 - Advanced Printing and Finishing (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to build on the basics covered in: Introduction to Graphic Communications, Introduction to Printing and Finishing, Introduction to Flexographic Printing and Packaging, and Electronic Imaging. Students will gain experience in advanced techniques in electronic prepress, halftones, duotones, process color, process stripping, process press work, and process control. May be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
    Prerequisites: GRA 2012, GRA 3102, GRA 3112, and GRA 3772 or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4591.]
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    GRA 5592 - Specialty Graphics Printing (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Advanced laboratory practice in screen printing, wide format printing on multiple substrates that include foam core, vinyl, plastic and adhesives.
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4592.]
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    GRA 5622 - Current Trends in Graphic Communications Seminar (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to emphasize current trends, technical movements and problems as they relate to the future of the printing industry. Classes will focus on group discussions related to these and other current issues. Students will be required to refer to academic experiences, internship experiences and library skills to participate in discussions.
    [Dual-listed with GRA 4622.]

Department of Communication

communication.appstate.edu

Jean DeHart, Chair

Ed Brewer, Graduate Certificate Program Director
brewerec@appstate.edu

Programs

Graduate Certificate

Courses

Communication

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    COM 5150 - Strategic Communication (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides advanced study in communication theory and practice foundational to achieving an organization’s strategic goals. Topics include the principles of human communication and the strategic communication process, including research, planning, messaging, and evaluation.
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    COM 5152 - Advanced Organizational Communication (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Application of communication methodology to the analysis of organizational communication processes. Students study methods of communication consulting, facilitation, and training.
    Prerequisite: admission to a certificate program, a graduate program, or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with COM 4152.]
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    COM 5311 - Communication in Conflict Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This is a course designed to provide the opportunity for students and the instructor to examine and research the central role of communication in resolving conflict within various organizational entities. The course will focus on conflict resolution and negotiation skills required in such environments as management and labor, public administration, families, and education. A particular area of concentration will be selected each semester.
    Prerequisite: admission to a certificate program, graduate program, or permission of the instructor.
    (Same as MBA 5311 .)
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    COM 5312 - Advanced Crisis Communication (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A course designed to help students understand the role of communication in the overall management of an organizational crisis. Students will study how to prepare crisis material, including a crisis communication plan and crisis manual.
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    COM 5425 - Task-Oriented Group Facilitation Methods (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Learn how to maximize the collective power of groups, organizations, and communities by developing facilitation skills that help groups think, talk, and work together. Application opportunities using these skills include community development, organizational planning, education, government, and other occasions when people want to turn ideas into productive action and meaningful accomplishments.
    (Same as PLN 5425 .)
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    COM 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand

Department of Sustainable Development

sd.appstate.edu

Richard Rheingans, Chair

Courses

Sustainable Development

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    S D 5050 - Foundations of Sustainable Development (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course presents a broad foundation in sustainable development. It demonstrates the transdisciplinary and polymethodic character of sustainable development, and provides an introduction to the relevance of a variety of disciplines, such as economics, bio-physical sciences, ethics, appropriate technology, cultural anthropology, and planning to this transdisciplinary nexus. Students will also be introduced to the significance of method in generating knowledge, and to the challenges involved in integrating information generated by means of differing methods. Students will explore the foundations of sustainable development historically, economically, scientifically, and cross-culturally. Students will be introduced to professional opportunities in sustainable development and begin research in internship opportunities.
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    S D 5100 - Agroecology Practices, Systems and Philosophies (4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will provide an in-depth exploration of (1) the ethical and philosophical roots of conventional and alternative agriculture, and (2) the biological, economic and social aspects of different agricultural systems and practices developed in response to perceived shortcomings of conventional modern agriculture. Alternative practices and systems to be compared and contrasted in this course include nature farming, permaculture, biodynamic agriculture, biointensive gardening, and agroforestry (additional systems and practices may be added or substituted based on class interest and consensus). In laboratories, students will have the opportunity to (1) learn about, and gather basic data on the biophysical, ecological and social aspects of the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research farm that are necessary to start and operate a garden based on sustainable principles; (2) combine theory and practice of vegetable, fruit and/or small animal production using a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach; and (3) provide leadership to work teams of students on the farm.
    Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.
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    S D 5300 - Issues in Global Systems Science (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course involves an examination of the nature of science in relation to sustainability, including scientific method and various methods of investigation, data collection, analysis, and presentation; basic principles of science including time, change, space, and energy; biological issues such as population growth and carrying capacity, deforestation, decreasing biodiversity, and changing ecosystems; geological issues such as coastal flooding associated with global warming, resource depletion, and chemical pollution of water and soils; and meteorological and climatological issues such as ozone depletion, and climate change, including global warming.
    Prerequisites: a one-year sequence of General Science, Biology, or Chemistry, plus one sophomore or higher level course in environmental science, or the equivalent of these.
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    S D 5500 - Independent Study (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
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    S D 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An opportunity to study a special topic or combination of topics not otherwise provided for the sustainable development curriculum. May be repeated for credit when content does not duplicate.

Department of Sustainable Technology and Built Environment

stbe.appstate.edu

Brian Raichle, Chair

Marie Hoepfl, Graduate Program Director 
hoepflmc@appstate.edu

The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment offers courses that focus on sustainable technological development within the broad areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance buildings, and related topics. Students in the graduate program have the opportunity to develop prerequisite and advanced technical expertise in relation to specific concentration areas. Emphasis at the graduate level includes research, leadership, and analytical skill development. A team-based, problem-solving approach to course work and research is stressed, and a variety of field-based experiences can be integrated into the graduate program of study. The program’s aim is to foster philosophies for lifelong professional development and contributions to the professional field of study, with a particular emphasis on development of sustainable technologies.

Graduates of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are prepared for careers in fields such as renewable energy research and development; building sciences, including building energy efficiency; sustainability policy development and implementation; energy consulting; and/or for continuing education at the doctoral level.

NOTES: Requirements for admission to candidacy: Satisfactory completion of TEC 5000 ; completion of 18 s.h. of graduate course work with at least a 3.0 GPA; completion of an approved Program of Study, which is filed with the graduate program director.

Programs

Master of Science

Courses

Technology

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    TEC 5000 - Research in Technology (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    A comprehensive study of the types, components, methods, and tools of research. Emphasis is placed on promoting an understanding of research design, statistical analysis, searching literature, data collection, and publication of results. The student is required to prepare a proposal for research that will expand knowledge within the field of concentration.
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    TEC 5119 - Industrial Leadership, Organization, and Communication (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    Current principles of leadership, organization, and communication as they relate to industrial settings. Emphasis will be placed on the driving forces of change, change agents, and how to be successful managing the necessary elements of change for effective utilization of human resources. Case studies will be provided to study how successful companies are responding to the new demands of leadership, organization, and communication.
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    TEC 5129 - Project Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    The study of management procedures, techniques, and practices in technical settings. A systems approach to managing processes and solving problems is emphasized. Topics include a variety of tools and techniques that project managers use to achieve success, including economic analysis, basic statistics, decision trees, personnel costing, critical path method, and scheduling software. Students will use spreadsheets to employ many of these techniques. In addition, the course investigates personnel relations, leadership techniques, facility layout and design, just-in-time inventory, planning for expansion, and other management issues.
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    TEC 5139 - Technology and Culture (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    A study of the complex relationships between culture, society, science and technology through selected readings, seminar discussion, written critiques and conferencing. Examples of these relationships will be taken from historical accounts and from analyses of contemporary societies, both industrial and non-industrial. Emphasis will be on the technical and sociocultural dimensions within the technical areas of energy and the environment, transportation, communication, and production systems.
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    TEC 5149 - Entrepreneurship in Technology and Science (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course focuses on theories and strategies that are necessary for successful entrepreneurial activity in the fields of technology and science. Using a diverse set of resources including outside speakers, targeted readings, videos, personal exploration, and discussion, students will define their own potential entrepreneurial paths. The final project involves the development of a complete business plan.
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    TEC 5210 - Theory and Practice of Engineering Thermodynamics (3)


    When Offered: Spring, Even numbered years
    The course covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics relevant to renewable energy and building energy systems, including thermodynamic properties, energy and mass conservation, enthalpy, entropy, the laws of thermodynamics, analysis of thermodynamic systems, reversible and irreversible processes, gas cycles, and vapor cycles. Thermodynamic principles are applied to renewable energy and building energy situations. This course is designed for students who have completed introductory coursework in thermodynamics at the undergraduate level.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5220 - Theory and Practice of Thermal Fluid Systems (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Odd numbered years
    This course provides an integrated development of fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and heat transfer with practical applications in renewable energy and building energy systems. Topics include radiant heat exchange, combined modes of heat transfer, computer techniques in heat transfer analysis and design, environmental heat transfer, integral and differential analysis of fluids, potential flow, boundary layer analysis, flow in closed and open channels, flow dynamics of turbomachinery, and steady and unsteady flows.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5260 - Renewable Energy Engineering (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Even numbered years
    This course covers the science of renewable energy resources; energy conversion processes used in solar, wind, water, and biomass systems; and the engineering and analysis of systems that harvest these resources. Hydrogen and other storage mechanisms will be considered. System outputs, limitations, and optimization will be investigated. The design of both residential- and unity-scale systems will be explored. Software will be used to aid qualitative and quantitative understanding of these systems. The course will include classroom, hands-on design, and field experiences.
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    TEC 5270 - Advanced Computer Modeling of Renewable Energy (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course provides an extensive and an in-depth look at modeling software packages used in the renewable energy industry. Topics may include wind farm design (WindPRO) and thermal modeling (TRNSYS). Renewable energy system design and engineering will be quantitatively explored, as will performance estimation and optimization. Topics will be presented as case studies, with systematic problem solving emphasized throughout and final reports produced.
    Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of Excel/spreadsheet software is required.
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    TEC 5380 - Advanced Building Science (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course is an advanced study of the physical principles behind the interaction of buildings with the environment, as well as the performance of heating, cooling, ventilation, and humidity control equipment. The coursework emphasizes recent research into the various fields of diagnostic building studies, indoor air quality, air flow, comfort, moisture flow and control, and HVAC systems. In addition to discovering how to predict building performance via calculations, students will use a variety of diagnostic tools to test buildings and building materials.
    Prerequisite: TEC 5708  or permission of instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5390 - Building Thermal Systems Engineering (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course investigates heating, cooling, humidity control, and ventilation and their effects on thermal comfort and energy consumption in the built environment. Traditional, high performance, and emerging technologies and practices are studied in the context of energy efficiency. Load calculations, system specification, integration, and whole-building control models are explored.
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    TEC 5410 - Integrated Design Studio (6)


    When Offered: Spring
    In this course, students will participate as members of a multidisciplinary design team with a goal of generating comprehensive plans for low-impact, high-performance buildings. The integrated design studio setting will emphasize the ways in which design and construction are intertwined by focusing on “buildable” designing, planning, and estimating using building information modeling (BIM). Emphasis will also be placed on incorporation of energy efficiency strategies, renewable energy systems, and alternative construction systems. In addition, students will employ design innovation and research strategies, with a goal of creating unique systems that might result in development of intellectual property. Studio eight hours.
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    TEC 5420 - Sustainable Design/Build Laboratory (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    In this course, students will transition from creation of digital design models to construction of physical components. Construction administration design activities will include creation of shop drawings for fabrication of components as well as design revisions. In addition, management activities such as final cost estimation, final planning and scheduling, permitting, and site preparation will occur.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5430 - Project Site Administration (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Students will serve in leadership roles on final implementation of a sustainable building project, which may include pre-fabrication of building components and/or on-site assembly. As team managers, students will oversee all facets of project administration, including monitoring budgets, subcontractors, and site logistics. The overall goal of the project is construction that minimizes environmental impact in all aspects of the design/build process.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5440 - Advanced Building Information Modeling (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Presents advanced topics in architectural software and its uses in design, planning, and construction. Students will create 3D models of construction assemblies and buildings; create parametric BIM objects and extract data in the form of material takeoffs and schedules; and use BIM for directed research on topics such as daylighting simulation, estimating, fabrication analyses, and solar siting.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Approved contract required.
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    TEC 5509 - Technical Competency Development (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Individual study and research in the technologies and rationale for procedures used in industry. Emphasis placed on new technologies. Projects will be based upon the technical competencies as determined by the individual concentration areas. A written proposal for the study must be approved by the supervising faculty member and graduate advisor. The student’s study is to include a project with a written report as well as an oral presentation. Course may be repeated once barring duplication.
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    TEC 5525 - Product of Learning (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
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    TEC 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
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    TEC 5560 - Advanced Problems in Technical Areas (1-2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Individual research. Areas to be determined by need, background, and interest.
    Prerequisite: must have been admitted to candidacy.
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    TEC 5604 - Sustainable Transportation (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course focuses on emerging technologies and strategies for creating sustainable transportation systems. Specific topics may include: public transportation strategies, bicycle technologies, electric vehicles, energy efficient transportation options, and alternative fuels such as biodiesel, alcohol, natural gas, and hydrogen. The environmental, social, economic, and technological aspects of these options will be explored. Students will complete a significant independent project.
    Lecture three hours.
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    TEC 5605 - Sustainable Resource Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course focuses on material efficiency strategies, recycling, composting, and the concept of life cycle design. A range of resource management philosophies, technologies, and techniques will be discussed and analyzed. Students will complete a significant independent project.
    Lecture three hours.
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    TEC 5606 - Sustainable Water and Wastewater Technology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Traditional and alternative water and wastewater treatment methods and technologies will be addressed in this course. Students will study how to analyze the water cycle and develop water management strategies that are both economically and environmentally sustainable. Topics may include water availability, water quality and purification techniques, water quality assessment, water pumping, water use efficiency, grey water, composting toilets, “living machines,” and water use policies. Students will complete a significant independent project.
    Lecture three hours.
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    TEC 5607 - Wind and Hydro Power Technology (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, techniques and materials needed to design and construct systems that convert wind and hydro resources into electricity. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to measure these renewable resources and to estimate the power that could be produced from them. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to design and construct complete renewable electricity systems and become familiar with many contemporary products used in renewable electricity systems. The course will include classroom and “hands-on” design, construction and possibly some field trip experiences outside of class.
    Prerequisites: TEC 1728 (Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling), TEC 2029 (Society and Technology), TEC 2601 (Energy Issues and Technology), TEC 2708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), and TEC 3638 (Foundations of Appropriate Technology) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4607.]
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    TEC 5608 - Photovoltaic System Design and Construction (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, techniques and materials needed to design and construct systems that convert solar resources into electricity with photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to assess the solar resources available at a particular site and how that information can be used to properly design PV systems. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to design and construct complete code compliant photovoltaic systems and become familiar with contemporary trends and products. The course will include classroom and “hands-on” design, construction and possibly some field trip experiences outside of class.
    Prerequisites: TEC 1728 (Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling), TEC 2029 (Society and Technology), TEC 2601 (Energy Issues and Technology), TEC 2708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), and TEC 3638 (Foundations of Appropriate Technology) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4608.]
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    TEC 5609 - Seminar in Career and Technology Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An overview of the historical development and current status of vocational education. Course content and assignments will focus on federal and state legislation; vocational funding; integrated learning; vocational student assessment; work-based learning; the current status and structure of vocational education; and other issues.
    Lecture three hours.
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    TEC 5618 - Sustainable Building Design and Construction (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course introduces students to the concepts and best practices related to sustainable building design and construction. Course topics include green building certification programs, sustainable building design software, high performance construction practices, resource efficient material selection, sustainable site planning, water efficiency, indoor air quality, and passive solar design. The course also explores a variety of unconventional building techniques and building materials such as straw bale, adobe, cob, and geodesics. Other topics discussed include sustainable community design, low impact development, composting, recycling, and grey water systems.
    Prerequisite: TEC 1708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes) or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with TEC 4618.]
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    TEC 5619 - Curriculum Development in Career and Technology Education (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    Planning and development of teacher- and student- directed activities that align with state curriculum models. Students will create instructional videos and a variety of computer- generated instructional materials for use in technology education and other career and technical education programs. Emphasis is also placed on assessment strategies and on locating, evaluating, and revising existing instructional materials including computer-based materials.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4619.]
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    TEC 5628 - Solar Thermal Energy Technology (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, materials and techniques needed to convert solar energy into heat. Specific technologies to be studied include solar cookers, solar dryers, solar water heaters, solar water pasteurization/distillation, solar greenhouses/coldframes, and some house heating systems. Students will develop skills in the use of tools, materials, and processes which effectively and efficiently capture and convert the sun’s energy into thermal energy. The course will include traditional classroom and “hands-on” design, construction and testing activities.
    Prerequisites: TEC 1708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 1728 (Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling), TEC 2029 (Society and Technology), TEC 2601 (Energy Issues and Technology), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), and TEC 3638 (Foundations of Appropriate Technology) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4628.]
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    TEC 5629 - Organization and Management of Career and Technology Education (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Instruction and laboratory experiences in the organization and management of technology education programs, including: selection and sources of equipment and supplies; facility planning; safety organization and management concerns; scheduling; student evaluation; and discipline. Computer applications incorporated throughout.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4629.]
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    TEC 5638 - Contemporary Problems in Appropriate Technology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of contemporary problems facing the Appropriate Technology movement such as affordable and efficient alternative energy systems, small scale production systems, waste management and recycling, bioregional development, community and shelter design and technology transfer methodology. Each student will have the opportunity to explore in-depth a problem of their choosing and will be given guidance in the identification, definition and analysis of their chosen problem. Both library research and prototype or model construction will be required.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
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    TEC 5639 - Career and Technical Student Organizations (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    An in-depth study of career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) and how to organize and manage a local chapter. Related activities such as service learning, establishing an advisory board, and career planning will also be covered.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4639.]
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    TEC 5660 - Instructional Strategies in Career and Technology Education (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    The study of instructional strategies appropriate for use in trade and industry (grades 9-12) and technology education (grades K-12) classrooms. Class discussions will focus on learning theory, design-based instruction, and standards-based instructional planning. Students will prepare unit and lesson plans, prepare and deliver presentations and demonstrations, and engage in K-12 classroom-based observations.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4660.]
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    TEC 5670 - Seminar (0)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Required of all graduate students. Students will be required to attend all departmental seminars while enrolled as full-time students.
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    TEC 5700 - Biofuels Technology (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    An examination of evolving biofuel technologies such as biodiesel, alcohol, cellulose products, and methane which are being developed to displace depleting fossil fuels (diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and coal). This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to assess, design, and construct biofuels technology systems. Coursework will include multimedia presentations, lectures, discussions, films, field trips, homework, guest-speakers, and laboratory activities. Topics include: internal combustion engine technology, biodiesel chemistry and physical properties, combined heat-power systems, materials compatibility, by-products, closed-loop designs, energy balance, life cycle assessment, ASTM specifications, fuel analysis, feedstocks, biofuels and agriculture, biofuels in developing countries, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biogas and landfill gas, and eco-industrial models.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4700.]
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    TEC 5708 - Building Science (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course introduces students to the complex ways in which buildings interact with their environment. Particular issues include how moisture problems occur, how to protect building occupants from poor health due to indoor air quality, how to prevent building durability problems, and how to provide more energy efficient and comfortable building for clients. The course shows students how to use diagnostic equipment, such as blower doors, duct leakage testing devices, indoor air quality measurement devices, and air flow detection equipment. Students will be required to conduct a field-based project that includes building science diagnostic testing, analysis of technical data, and preparation of comprehensive written reports.
    Prerequisites: TEC 2708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), MAT 1020 (College Algebra with Applications) or higher, or permission of the instructor.
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    TEC 5709 - Forecasting and Assessment of Technology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course examines three main subjects: 1) Methodologies developed to forecast technological growth, including economic analysis of emerging technologies. 2) Procedures and methods for assessing the impact of technologies on the economy, the environment, and society. 3) Societal issues regarding both technological growth and studying the future of technology.
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    TEC 5711 - Computer Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course will introduce students to a variety of software packages for modeling the performance of renewable energy systems, and will help them develop proficiency in their use. Software packages may include Excel, FChart, PVFChart, BLCC, HOMER, WindCAD, RETScreen, and ARCReader. Students will study how to predict the performance of a variety of solar heating technologies, photovoltaics, wind turbines, and solar house designs. The economics and environmental benefits of renewable energy systems will also be explored. File formats and memory allocation schemes, as they relate to understanding data storage, will be discussed. Effective problem solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4711.]
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    TEC 5718 - Construction Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course Introduces students to the mechanics of managing construction projects and personnel. Organizational structures, required licenses, codes, permits, safety requirements, personnel management, customer relations, scheduling, accounting, insurance, and financing are addressed. Special attention is given to the use of computer software, such as spreadsheets and scheduling programs, for construction management activities.
    Prerequisites: MAT 1020 (College Algebra with Applications) or higher, TEC 1708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), TEC 3038 (Commercial Construction Technology), TEC 3718 (Construction Estimating), and basic knowledge of computer word processing, Internet procedures, and spreadsheets, or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with TEC 4718.]
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    TEC 5728 - Commercial Building Design (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This is an advanced level course exploring the broad field of architectural design. It investigates the details of buildings, from structural elements to decorative components. Students will apply a variety of design development techniques, including sketching and rendering, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), and model building. Required course projects include a full set of construction drawings for a commercial building using CADD software, as well as a rendering and model of the building. Students will also research and prepare a detailed report on a historical or current topic in architecture.
    Prerequisite: TEC 3728 (Architectural Design Studio I) or permission of the instructor.
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    TEC 5758 - Planning and Scheduling (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course introduces students to the complex process of planning for construction projects. The course covers project planning and scheduling, determining and leveling project resources, estimating, budgeting, and cost control for construction projects. Special attention will be given to the use of specialized scheduling software for construction management activities.
    Prerequisites: MAT 1020 (College Algebra with Applications) or higher, TEC 1708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), TEC 3038 (Commercial Construction Technology), TEC 3718 (Construction Estimating), or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with TEC 4758.]
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    TEC 5809 - Research and Development in Technical Areas (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    In this course, students will be required to design and carry out an original research project, including data collection and analysis and preparation of a research report for publication consideration.
    Prerequisite: TEC 5000 - Research in Technology (3)  or permission of the instructor.
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    TEC 5900 - Internship (3-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A guided practical experience in an industrial or business setting. No more than three hours can be applied to a graduate program of study.
    Graded on an S/U basis.
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    TEC 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels. TEC 5989 does not count toward a degree.
    Graded on an S/U basis.
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    TEC 5999 - Thesis (3-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.

Department of Theatre and Dance

theatreanddance.appstate.edu

Kevin Warner, Chair

Courses

Dance

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    DAN 5460 - Somatics (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This is a survey course exploring several different approaches to body-centered learning. A broad overview of current conditioning and therapeutic bodywork methods will be introduced and explored. The course will be lecture and experiential in nature.
    [Dual-listed with DAN 4460.]
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    DAN 5480 - Pilates Conditioning II (2)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    A second level study of the Pilates method, based on the concepts of centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow. This course will introduce the equipment and the apparatus developed by Joseph H. Pilates. May be repeated one time for credit.
    Prerequisite: DAN 3480 (Pilates Conditioning I) or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with DAN 4480.]
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    DAN 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
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    DAN 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand

Theatre

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    THR 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
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    THR 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand


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